Challenge Spotlight – A Year of Blessings and Template #1

Hi fellow scrappers.  Hope your week is starting off well.

Today we’re focusing on the A Year Of Blessings Challenge and the first Template Challenge.

First up is the A Year of Blessings Challenge. This month it is hosted by Luv Ewe Designs. Her challenge to us was to scrap flowers. That is a perfect subject for me because my husband loves to photograph flowers. While we were vacationing in Lake Lure, NC in Jnue of 2018, we got to experience their Flowering Bridge. It was a super experience. Here is my take on the challenge and a few others I’ve chosen from the gallery.

From Grace:

From Dannisa:

From ktmoonblue:

Aren’t these beautiful?

Next is one of my favorite challenges each month. The Template Challenge. There are two of these each month. This month the first challenge is hosted by Laurie’s Scraps. Look at this gorgeous template that she has provided for us to use.

I love working with templates so these fall right into my wheelhouse. I had a blast pulling out some older pictures of my kids. They are now much older than this.

From KatherineWoodin:

From pjm117:

From poki04:

So much fun playing with these.

Remember, any 10 challenges completed will get you this full kit!

I’ll have an other challenge spotlight on Wednesday!

Challenge Spotlight – Layout Bingo and Project 365/52

Hey there scrappers. We’re starting a new feature here on the blog. Several times during the week, I will be shining the spotlight on a challenge (or two) that you can do to earn a full kit reward from GingerScraps. Check out the post from April 4, or the Cookie Jar thread in the forum for all the fun information about how the challenges work here at GingerScraps.

Today I’m focusing on two the the multi-layout challenges. Most posts will focus on only one challenge.

First up is Layout Bingo with MagsGraphics. I will admit, I had not had a chance to look at this one much until I started. This looks like so much fun. I’m going to give the highlights in this post. To see the full instructions and to get the blank Bingo card for this month, head over to the post in the Gingerscraps forum.

Each month, MagsGraphics will provide a Bingo cards with different items to complete. Things like: 1 layout with a border. 1 layout with a GS Free-With-Purchase Kit, 1 layout about spring break, etc. The idea, of course, is to get Bingo. Specific instructions on how to full out the card are in the forum. The good news, is that only one of the layouts has to be unique for this challenge (not used in other GS challenges). The other spots can be other challenges for this month (or within the last three months).

Here are a couple of finished bingo cards from March. As you can see, some choose to fill out only the line that makes BINGO and others fill out any of the squares that the task is complete.

From gmae:

From gadawg83:

Doesn’t this look like fun? I’m going to try to work on getting BINGO this month. I’ll show my card in a wrap-up post at the end of the month.

Here is a glimpse at April’s card. Remember to head over the forum for the complete rules.

Next, let’s look at the 365/52 Challenge. This one is hosted by Heather Z Scraps. This challenge is fairly straightforward. The only real rule is that the pictures used must be from the current week you are working on. If you take a lot of pictures and document everything, this may be the challenge for you. The good news? Each week counts as one challenge point. If you do layouts for 3 weeks of the month, that’s 3 of your 10 layouts done.

There are so many different ways you can choose to do these. Here are a few below, but browse the gallery and see what others are doing. These is also an FAQ thread on the forum to help if you have questions.

From CindyB:

From pinklily:

From pizazz:

And now for a sneak peek at the kit you will get for completing your challenges:

Leave a comment and let me know if you are going to try either of these challenges.  Happy Scrapping!

 

April 2020 Challenges

Hey there scrappers. Did you know that GingerScraps has 28 challenges you can complete each month? Yep – 28.  I know. I was blown away when I actually counted them. Did you know that if you complete any 10 of these, you get a free FULL SIZED KIT designed especially for this purpose (see the bottom of this post)? That’s just crazy, right?

In order to get your rewards, you must keep track of your layouts in the Cookie Jar tracking thread in forum. You just copy and paste the information MissDamsel has provided into a new post. During the month, every time you create a layout for a challenge, come back to your message and edit it with the link to your layout in the gallery.

April 2020 – Challenge Reward Info
Monthly Challenge Rules –

  • You will receive the collab of the month in which you COMPLETE your 10 challenges.
    For Example:
    You do 5 in March, 2 in April and 6 in May – you would get the May collab.
    You do 7 in March and 4 in April – you get the April collab
    You do 10 each month you get EACH Collab!! (BEST DEAL!!)
  • Challenge rewards will be sent out after the 5th of the month
  • All challenges layouts must have at least 50% of GS products – Daily Download and Welcome wagon counts. (See individual challenge rules for specific rules on usage such as Designer Spotlight Challenge)
  • Speed Scraps and Chats DO NOT count towards your challenge rewards (of course your host will usually provide fun goodies for all attending their SS or Chat)
  • Every challenge must have a unique LO. Meaning, you can not use the same LO for more then 1 challenge (the only exception is the Layout Bingo challenge – more on that in the next blog post).
  • You are responsible for tracking your completed challenges, find the monthly tracking thread in the “Cookie Jar“, and follow the guidelines.

(Just in case you missed it above – your challenges add up from month to month until you get to 10.)

Challenge Rewards:
Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab!
Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges.

Complete any 10 challenges, during the month of April 2020, and receive this collab for FREE!!

Bloom & Grow: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers
By Designers: JB Studios, LouCee Creations, Miss Fish Templates, Aimee Harrison

  • 2 Alphas {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}
  • 50 Papers
  • 85 Elements

Come back tomorrow for the a spotlight two of the challenges you can choose from.

~~New Challenges for 2018!!~~

Happy New Year!! This is one holiday and season that I know we ALL celebrate. A time for all things new…. new calendar year, new beginnings, and here at GingerScraps – NEW CHALLENGES. Yes… as if there weren’t enough opportunities for you to earn that fabulous reward collab, we have added more.

First up – we have a new Facebook Header Challenge. Do you love to change your Facebook timeline photo? Now you can scrap a new one each month and use it to add to your challenge total. The fabulous Misti of Miss Mis Designs is hosting the January Challenge.

This month, Misti challenges you to making a new header with the following rules:

1. Must include a word you are using to drive you through 2018 – or – your 2018 goal/resolution.
2. One picture that represents that word or goal

Next we have the new GingerScraps: Created with Rewards Challenge. This one will be hosted each month by our very own Ginger.

Each month you can create a LO using the rewards from the previous month! I’m so excited to see you beautiful layouts using our amazing shop collabs!

RULES:

  • Create a layout using the prior month Free With Purchase shop collab OR Challenge Reward Collab.
  • If you did not earn the collabs from the previous they are also available for purchase.

Since this is the January 2018 Created With Rewards challenge you will need to use one of the following collabs:

December 2017 Challenge Reward {Cabin Fever}

OR

December 2017 Free With Purchase {Winter Fun}

How much fun are these?

Remember, in order to get the Challenge collab:

Monthly Challenge Rules – 

  • You will receive the collab of the month in which you COMPLETE your 10 challenges.
    For Example:
    You do 5 in March, 2 in April and 6 in May – you would get the May collab.
    You do 7 in March and 4 in April – you get the April collab
    You do 10 each month you get EACH Collab!! (BEST DEAL!!)
  • Challenge rewards will be sent out after the 5th of the month
  • All challenges layouts must have at least 50% of GS products – Daily Download and Welcome wagon counts. (See individual challenge rules for specific rules on usage such as Designer Spotlight Challenge)
  • Speed Scraps and Chats DO NOT count towards your challenge rewards (of course your host will usually provide fun goodies for all attending their SS or Chat)
  • Every challenge must have a unique LO. Meaning, you can not use the same LO for more than 1 challenge.
  • You are responsible for tracking your completed challenges, find the monthly tracking thread in the “Cookie Jar”, and follow the guidelines.

Challenge Rewards:
Complete any 10 challenges, and you will receive a brand new designer collab!
Each month we will offer a brand new GingerBread Ladies collab as a reward for completing the GS challenges.

Complete any 10 challenges, during the month of January 2018, and receive this collab for FREE!!

Snail Mail: A collaboration from our GingerScraps designers
By Designers: JoCee Designs, Little Rad Trio, LouCee Creations, Neverland Scraps

  • 1 Full Alpha
  • 48 Papers
  • 113 Elements

I can’t wait to see some of the great layouts from these new challenges!!

September Challenge Wrap-Up

Can you believe it’s almost the end of September? I thought I would take today to remind you that you still have a little over 5 days to complete your challenges for September. Each month that you complete 10 challenges, you get a full kit from our store designers made just for the challenge reward. To make it easy, I’m giving you all the links to the challenges in the forum below – then I’ll give you a sneak peek of this month’s challenge reward.

Blue Heart Scraps: A Year of Blessings! {2017}

Brush Challenge

Buffet Challenge

Color Challenge

Connie Prince: #2017

Daily Download Challenge

Designer Spotlight Challenge

Desktop Challenge

Font Challenge

Inspiration Challenge

Mini Kit Challenge

Mix It Up Mystery Challenge

Pretty in Green: Back It Up

Project 365-52 Challenge
1- 2017: Week 36: Sept 03 – 09
2- 2017: Week 37: Sept 10-16
3- 2017: Week 38: Sept 17-23
4- 2017: Week 39: Sept 24-30

Recipe Challenge

Scraplift Challenge

Signature Challenge

Template Challenge
1- September 2017 – Template Challenge 1
2- September 2017 Template Challenge 2

Wordart Challenge

So many ways to get to your 10 challenges.

Had a slow scrapping month and didn’t make all 10? Never fear, just complete the rest during the next month. You will receive the reward collab the month in which you finish your 10th challenge – whether it takes 1, 2 or 5 months to do it. Make sure you start a post and keep it updated in the Cookie Jar thread. Our own Miss Damsel (Missi) keeps track of each month and knows when you have hit 10 completed challenges.

Here is a sneak peek of the reward collab for September.

Happy scrapping my friends!!

Designer Sneak Peeks – DSD and more

Oh my what a busy weekend we have. In case you haven’t seen the hullabaloo, DSD has been moved from the first weekend of November to the first weekend in October. Add the normal GingerScraps Buffet releases and some regular Friday Fresh Baked releases and WOW…. there is a lot going on in the store this week. I think the best way to handle these is to just throw them out there. 🙂

Oh my. And this is just a snippet. Make sure you are checking out the GingerScraps Facebook page several times a day this week and weekend as we post kit releases and sales…. lots and lots of sales.

Like every celebration throughout the year, our sweet Ginger has big things planned for this weekend.

I know I can’t wait!!!

October Challenge Wrap Up

Can you believe October is coming to an end? Here is a wrap-up of the great challenges we have had this month. There is still a few days to get your layouts uploaded.

Ivonne of Craft-tastrophic Designs gave a wonderful fall tree brush to work with for the Brush Challenge. I love how lisar layered it on top of her photo.

There are always so many good layouts in the Buffet challenge. I love anything pumpkin, so this layout from meagan43 caught my eye.

This month for the Color challenge we were asked to use purple and yellow. This layout from Pippin really caught my eye. I just love that cluster.

The Daily Download for September is used for October’s Challenge. We had two fabulous kits from JB Studio and LJS Designs – Class is In. I love the photo in this layout from KAPOH. So cute.

This month’s Spotlight Designers were Mandy King and Pixelily. I love this simple block layout from mdusell using kits from both designers.

Pretty in Green hosted our Desktop Challenge. I love the way Minena used an opaque full photo with the full color elements on top.

CathyK gave us a cute typewriter type font to use for the Font Challenge. Scrapolina has used some beautiful pictures in her layout.

This month the Hybrid challenge (hosted by Just So Scrappy) was to make bag toppers and chocolate bar wrappers. This group by andastra is so cute.

Seatrout Scraps gave us a picture to use as in inspiration piece for the Inspiration challenge. Sheri Catherine was inspired by the hearts and submitted this awesome layout.

For the Journaling Challenge, Dani (JB Studio) gave several prompts to use. This layout from gethane is great.

Little Rad Trio gave us an adorable Halloween Mini Kit for the Mini Kit Challenge.  This layout by shellbyj is so cute.

Tracey of Clever Monkey Graphics gave us instructions of the slow scrap type to use in the Mix It Up Challenge. I really like how Elizabeth used a black and white photo in her layout.

Marina of Magical Scraps Galore gave us a list of items to use in the Recipe challenge. This layout by Pachimac just jumped off the page at me.

Ginger of Dandelion Dust Designs posted a beautiful layout for us to use in the Scraplift Challenge. I just love this layout from Glori2.

Connie Prince challenged us to make a signature celebrating Halloween for the Signature Challenge. I just love the tagline gduncan added to hers.

Kimberly of Leaving a Legacy Designs gave us a cute template to use for the first Template Challenge. I love all the photos Janytime was able to get on her layout.

Dear Friends Designs gave us a fabulous template to use for the second Template Challenge. I just love the blues in this layout from khannen.

JoyLynn gave us wonderful fall words to use for the Word Art challenge. This layout from DianeInOz is just fabulous.

And this is just a sampling of the awesome layouts submitted this month. Each is linked, so please go leave them some GS love.

You still have a few days to get your layouts done to get this month’s collab.

 

Spotlight – Journaling Challenge

Hey there. Just popping back in here to feature another of the fabulous GingerScraps challenges. Today we’re spotlighting the Journaling Challenge hosted by Dani of JB Studio.

Each month Dani challenges us with a different focus to get us journaling our memories. For October, this is what she gave us:

  • My favorite story from today…
  • Today I want to remember…
  • A challenge I/you/we tackled today…
  • Something I love about you right now…
  • My favorite moment/time of the day…
  • Around the room… (capture a room in your house – kids rooms are her favorite for this)
  • Document your day… (scrap the facts and then add in some feelings)

Let’s see what some of our members came up with:

Aren’t these wonderful. Each layout it linked to the gallery (just click on it). Head on over to the gallery to leave some love on these wonderful layouts.

Remember, it only takes 10 challenges complete to get this great collaboration:

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Spotlight – Hybrid Challenge

Good evening everyone. I thought I would pick a challenge to spotlight that a lot of people just scroll by, but can really be fun.

We’re going to look at the Hybrid Challenge. Katie of Just So Scrappy has a wonderful Halloween Hybrid project for us (but as you can see from the layouts, it doesn’t have to be Halloween).

Katie provided a template to use to make Hershey Bar and Hershey Nugget wrappers. This is what she designed with the template:

Let’s see some of the ideas submitted by our members:

How much fun are these? I would love to see what you can come up with as well!!

Remember, this challenge counts for your 10 for the monthly challenge reward.

See you next week for another spotlight!!

Challenge Spotlight – Buffet Challenge

Happy October!! Today we’re spotlighting the Buffet Challenge. So many great kits and they all mix and match, leaving unending possibilities. Let’s see some of the great layouts already posted.

Aren’t all of these lovely? They are all linked to the gallery so please, go click and leave some love!

Remember if you complete 10 challenges you get this great collaboration. 10 Challenges is about 1 challenge every 3 days.

Have a great week!!