GingerScraps: NEW Buffet, New FREE with Purchase Collab, NEW Designer & More!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! We hope that 2023 brings you great health and happiness. And of course, lots of time for scrapping.

It is the 1st of the month and you know what that means, a huge, exciting newsletter! We have a New Buffet, New Monthly Mix, New Free With Purchase Collab, New Challenge Reward, New Daily Download on the GingerScraps Blog & a New Guest Designer! 

Let’s start out with the January Buffet. Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

These colors are great together. A little winter with a peek of spring.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. It’s time to {celebrate in style}.

This Free With Purchase was created by: Aimee Harrison, Chere Kaye Designs, Ilonkas Designs, Key Lime Digi Design, and Wimpychompers.

This collab includes: 3 Alphas {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 66 Papers, and 116 Elements.

The beginning of 2023 is the time for {glitz & glam}.

This Monthly Mix was created by: CarolW Designs, CathyK Designs, Cindy Ritter Designs, Laurie’s Scraps, and PrelestnayaP Design.

This collab includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation},  70 Papers, 100 Elements, and 4 12×12 Template {png, psd, tif file formats}.

Now to the January Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Lisa Rosa Designs! Make sure you are checking the blog every day to get all the pieces of this kit!

We are excited to have a new guest designer join us this month.

J. Conlon and Sons

Bio:
In 2009, after my first son was born, I started looking online for digital scrapbooking ideas. I had no idea it was even called “digital scrapbooking” at the time, I just wanted to utilize my design skills (I’m a graphic designer by profession) and make him a baby book. I was blown away by all the products and layouts I found. After creating some pages of my own I realized how therapeutic scrapbooking can be as a gratitude practice. I’m not a particularly prolific scrapper but I do go back to it again and again. Over the last year or so I have been making my own products and selling them on my website and now I’m thrilled to be selling at GingerScraps!

Are you ready for the January challenges? Remember any 10 completed challenges gets you this great kit.

This Challenge Reward was created by: Designs by Lisa Minor, HeartMade Scrapbook, Scrappin’ Serenity, and LDragDesigns.

This collab includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 51 Papers, and 87 Elements.

Take a look at some layouts from our talented store creative team using the Free with Purchase kit.

GingerScraps: NEW Buffet, New FREE with Purchase Collab, NEW Designer & More!!

Goodness! Here we are at the beginning of December. How did that happen? If you like Christmas kits, you are going to love all the goodies in today’s newsletter. 

Let’s start off this month with our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

There are so many great kits this month Remember with the Buffet, all kits use the same color palette so they can be mixed together to create your perfect kit.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. Who loves all things {vintage christmas}?

This collab was created by: Craft-tastrophic, Cutie Pie Scraps, Memory Mosaic, and Polka Dot Chicks.

It includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation},  62 Papers, and 94 Elements.

I love the colors in the December Monthly Mix. It’s always great to be {home for christmas}.

The Monthly Mix collab was created by: ADB Designs, Alexis Design Studio, Karen Schulz, Tami Miller Designs, and Tinci Designs.

It includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 49 Papers, 75 Elements, and 4 12×12 Template {page, png, psd, tif file formats}.

Now to the December Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Scrappin Serenity! Make sure you are checking the blog every day to get all the pieces of this kit!

We are excited to have a new guest designer join us this month.

Sherry Lee Designs

Bio:

I am a mom of two college-aged daughters. I began my scrapbooking journey while they were very young. I found myself constantly photographing their childhood and wanting to cherish every special moment. In doing so I learned of digital scrapbooking and became connected with it as I held a previous passion for art and was inspired by how I could combine my many photos with beautiful graphics to relive and preserve these memories. In later years I’ve ventured off into some other creative projects but I found myself missing my roots of digiscrap, so I’m very happy to be back as a guest here at GingerScraps.

Are you ready for the December challenges? Remember any 10 completed challenges gets you this great kit.

This collab was created by: Connie Prince, Lindsay Jane, Magical Scraps Galore, PrelestnayaP Design, and Trixie Scraps.

This collab includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 43 Papers, 105 Elements.

Let’s see a few layouts from our amazing store CT using the challenge reward collab.

GingerScraps: NEW Buffet, New FREE with Purchase Collab, NEW Designer, $2.00 Tuesday & More!!

Well scrappers, here we are at November 1. Have you started your scrapping wish list for Christmas. It’s definitely time to start those plans. 

Let’s start off this month with our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

The designers have given so many things to chose from with this color scheme. The topics are all over the place. Remember with the Buffet, all kits use the same colors so they can be mixed together to create your perfect kit.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. This would be a great one for those best friend photos. {we go together].

This Free With Purchase was created by: Just So Scrappy, Kristmess, Lisa Rosa Designs, and Miss Fish Templates.

It includes: 2 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 62 Papers, and 94 Elements.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving (in the US)? {let the stuffing begin}

This Monthly Mix was created by: Aimee Harrison, Aprilisa Designs, CathyK Designs, Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn, and Sweet Pea Designs.

This collab includes 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 62 Papers, and 101 Elements.

Now to the October Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from  Polka Dot Chicks and Memory Mosaid! Make sure you are checking the blog every day to get all the pieces of this kit!

We are excited to have a new guest designer join us this month.

Adrienne Skelton

Bio:
Hi! I’m Adrienne and the face behind Adrienne Skelton Designs. You may know me under ACM Designs back in the mid 2000’s. I sold at Gotta Pixel and Divine Digital and DigiScrap Warehouse. I started designing back in the late 90’s when my kids were growing up. I could not afford to buy paper scrapbook items so I would design using Paint Shop Pro and then print them out to make my Scrapbook pages. Back then I didn’t know about digital scrapbooking. I had to quit designing in 2011 because of health reasons. Started back designing again last year in 2021.

A little bit more about me: I was born and raised here in Missouri. I have been married to my husband (Gordy) now since 2010. I have 3 Wonderful Boys: Ryan (31) Brendan (28) and Wil (25) 2 of which are out of the house with families of their own. 1 Still lives here with us, and a Grams to 1 boy (Landon) Almost 2 now. Also can’t forget to add my 3 Cats Smokey, Sammy, and Stormy!

I used to design a lot of commercial use items back in the day, but have now focused on more kits than Commercial Use, but my favorite things to design are grungy overlays, blended papers, page edges, brushes, stamps and more. I am an artist in my spare time and I love to put paint to canvas, oil, acrylic and watercolor including mixed media.

I have a club if anyone is interested in seeing when my New Releases are out and special sales or freebies. Please feel free to join Club Adrienne Skelton Designs

https://www.facebook.com/groups/346392190685784

I also have a Blog which I post on as well

https://adrienneskeltondesigns.blogspot.com/
Pinterest: https://pin.it/7mz2HaR

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrienneskeltondesigns/

Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/91f3f328d4e6/keep…s-and-freebies

Are you ready for the November challenges? Remember any 10 completed challenges gets you this great kit.

This Challenge Reward was created by: JB Studio, Jumpstart Designs, Neia Scraps, Scraps N Pieces, and Dear Friends Designs.

This collab includes 1 Alpha {Uppercase Only}, 67 Papers, 82 Elements, and 4 12×12 Template {png, psd & tif file formats}.

Not only is it the 1st, but it’s also a Tuesday. That means the $2 Tuesday sale in the store.

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful layouts from our store CT using the November Free with Purchase.

 

GingerScraps: NEW Buffet, New FREE with Purchase Collab, NEW Guest & MUCH MORE!

Welcome to July all you wonderful scrappers. Grab a cup of coffee or tea or something else and pull up a chair. This post is packed with goodness.

Let’s start off with our Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Beautiful colors this month and a lot of patriotic kits! Remember, since they all use the same color theme, you can mix and match the kits to make whatever you need.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great {summer dance} collab. This Free With Purchase was created by: Dandelion Dust Designs, Designs by Lisa Minor, Ilonkas Designs, and Key Lime Digi Design. This collab includes: 2 Alphas {1 Uppercase Only & 1 Lowercase Only}, 44 Papers {Including 6 Glitter Papers}, and 90 Elements.

The July Monthly Mix will have you ready for that {summer holiday}. The Monthly Mix was created by: CarolW Designs, HeartMade Scrapbook, LDragDesigns, and Wimpychompers. It includes: 1 Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 54 Papers, and 92 Elements.

Now to the July Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Scrapbookcrazy Creations by Robyn! Make sure you are checking the blog every day to get all the pieces of this kit!

We have a new guest designer for July!!

Cindy Ritter Designs

Bio:
Hi! I am Cindy Ritter. I am the mother of 2 grown children and grandma to an amazing grandson with ASD who I have raised since birth. I studied graphic design in the 1980s before computers were used in design, and worked as a graphic designer just long enough to learn that the corporate world is no place for a free spirit like me. I spent the majority of my career working as a floral designer and love all things green and blooming. I started designing in 2007 and loved being part of the scrapping community but needed an extended hiatus to care for my health and homeschool my grandson. He is a teenager now, back in public school and involved in competitive swimming and I am so excited to be back designing! I have an old school approach to my designs and my style is eclectic and a lot of thought goes into the usability of each product. My design style is a unique mix of whimsical, crafty, grungy, shabby & art journal with lots of color. I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and enjoy drawing, painting, Photoshop, music, going to the beach, swimming, baking, container gardening, playing cards and board games with my grandson and spending time with my family and our two precious kittens Bowie and Ziggy.
 

Not only do we have the wonderful Buffet and other first of the month goodies, it’s also Friday and that means Fresh Baked goodies too!

 

Take a look at the new challenge reward kit. If you complete any 10 challenges this month, you get this gorgeous collab as a reward! It was designed by Chere Kaye Designs, Dagilicious, Heather Z Scraps, Luv Ewe Designs, Scrappin’ Serenity, and Laurie’s Scraps. It contains: Alpha {Uppercase, Lowercase, Numbers & Punctuation}, 57 Papers, 92 Elements, and 4 12×12 Template {page, png, psd, tif file formats}.

Have a great week!!!

 

Fresh Baked: OCT 1, 2021, DSD, NEW Guests, NEW Free With Purchase, Monthly Mix, and More

Welcome to October! I thought we had a lot going on last month. This may set the record for biggest post we’ve done. When you have the Buffet, Fresh Baked and DSD all on one day, it’s bound to be a big deal.

First a peek at the fun going on in the forum and the store for DSD. There are a so many things happening. And these colors. I so love these for fall.

The designers have outdone themselves for DSD.

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Look at these colors. With it being October, there are a lot of Halloween kits in this Buffet grouping.

We also have new Fresh Baked Items.

POLKA DOT CHICKS

MEMORY MOSAIC

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. Are you ready for some {autumn dew}?

This new Monthly Mix kit is just so cute. I love the little gnomes.

Now to the Octoberr Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Scrappin Serenity.

https://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2021/10/dd-oct-1-3/

We have TWO Guest Designers for October!

Dunia Designs

Bio:

Hi girls! My name is Dunia. I’m originally from Brazil but living for the past 5 years in Michigan. I live with my DH my three kids and my dog Chewie. I’m addicted to coca-cola, chocolate, books and binge-watching series
I’m a designer for over 7 years and I love to create fun, colorful and useful stuff for you to keep your memories alive. And I’m so excited to be a guest at Ginger Scraps this month!

The Scrappy Kat

Bio:

Hello, my name is Katina Curten, but I’m also known as The Scrappy Kat. I have been a digital scrapbooking designer since May of 2009. You may remember me from my 2 previous stores, Stuff to Scrap and Scraps N Pieces. Once those stores closed, I took a 5 year hiatus to raise my son. Now that he is a teenager and I have more time on my hands, I am back to designing. Digital scrapbooking is one of my true loves and I’m so glad to be back at it and to being a part of the wonderful digiscrap community that I missed so much once again.

Take a look at the new challenge reward kit. If you complete any 10 challenges this month, you get this gorgeous collab as a reward!

Fresh Baked: SEPT 1, 2021, NEW Guest, NEW Free With Purchase, Monthly Mix, and More

Welcome to September! There is a lot going on this month. The Buffet colors are just amazing and make sure to read all the way to the end for a sneak peek at some Forum Fun coming this weekend.

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Look at these gorgeous colors. There is a great mix of themes from the designers.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. Are you ready for a {fall festival}?

Back to school colors are usually so bright. I love these muted colors.

Now to the September Daily Download Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from Heartmade Scrapbook.

https://gingerscraps.net/gsblog/2021/09/dd-sept-1-2/

We have a two guest designers for September!

Elizabeth’s Market Cross

Bio:
Hi! I’m Elizabeth! I grew up in Florida and I’ve lived in Georgia for many years, but I feel like I belong in England (and my DNA results agree). My store name – Market Cross – comes from the historical structures that served as trading markers, usually in a town centre. People would buy and sell wares at the designated market cross – such as the ‘Poultry Cross’ or the ‘Butter Cross’ – you get the idea!
I’ll always be a dog lover, but my favorite non-pet animals are crocodiles and alligators. I am also passionate about decluttering and organizing and I’m a certified organizing specialist!
One of my favorite design elements would be edge overlays; I use them on most of my layouts. You can stack them, recolor them, reverse or flip them – so many options! I have plenty to choose from in my shop, but I really love the ones called Gold Rush because the metallic shine really stands out against dark backgrounds.
Be sure and visit my challenges in the Gingerscraps Forum, and check my facebook page occasionally for freebies:
https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethsMarketCross/
Thanks for stopping by to read about me – I know your time is precious!

Studio Liv

Bio:
Hi! I’m Olivia, designer behind Studio Liv. You may know be better as LivyBug in the scrapbooking community. I opened my shop in 2021 after scrapbooking since 2008 and graduating with a degree in graphic design in 2018. I design digital and printable products, including digital scrapbook kits and planner print and cut files. When I’m not designing or scrapbooking, I love video games, TV, reading, and cross-stitching. I can’t wait to get to know the GingerScraps community, and I hope that you love creating happy things with my products.

Take a look at the new challenge reward kit. If you complete any 10 challenges this month, you get this gorgeous collab as a reward!

And now a sneak peek of things to come this weekend!!

Fresh Baked: March 1, 2021, Survivor News, NEW Guests, NEW Free With Purchase, Monthly Mix, and More

Hang on to your hats everyone, because this post is full of GingerScraps goodness. It’s such an exciting time of the year. Survivor is almost here. Keep your eyes on the blog, newsletter, and forum because sign-ups start very soon. But First!

Click here for thread in the GS Forum!

Now onto the March goodness.

Don’t forget to check out the Buffet Bundles. One easy click to add bundles of Buffet goodies to your cart.

Look at these wonderful colors for March. So excited to see what the Designers came up with. And check at the bottom to see some samples from our talented store creative team.

Remember any $10 spent in the store gets you this great collab. I love the theme of this one! Don’t you just love a good cup of coffee or tea in the morning?

It’s time for a new Monthly Mix. Perfect for some wet and windy March photos.

Now to the March Sneak Peek. This month’s Daily Download is from North Meets South Studios. It looks magical.

We have several designer announcements too.

I’m excited to announce that Angelle Designs is staying on and becoming a member of the GingerScraps family.

Angelle Designs

I’m also excited to announce that we have TWO guest designers for March!

Designs by Lisa Minor

Bio:

This is Lisa from Designs by Lisa Minor. I am excited about my first guest spot at GingerScraps, however, I am not new to the world of digital scrapbooking. For over 10 years I did paper scrapping before discovering the amazing digital world. I now have more than 20 years of digital scrapbooking experience and 17 years as a designer. I turned from scrapbooking to designing and certainly found my passion. I love designing! My kits are full of elements and papers, because sometimes, I just can’t turn off the creativity. My goal is to make each of my kits the perfect instrument for any occasion. My husband and 4 adult children, 3 sons and 1 daughter, are my inspiration for many aspects of life including digital scrapbooking. My husband and I are blessed to have celebrated 34 years of marriage and to have our children nearby or with us in Texas. As my social media exhibits, my family appears often with glimpses of the 75 page family digital book I design each year. My hope is you find inspiration for capturing the special moments in your life as you browse through my shop. It is filled with wonderful items ready for your enjoyment and creativity!

Lisa Rosa Designs

Bio:

Brazilian introvert, multi-passionate creative soul, mother of 2 ladies and 19 plants, owned by 2 cats.

I think this Challenge Reward theme is perfect for the last few weeks. Several people across the US will need this to showcase their strange weather. Complete any 10 challenges and get this full kit as your reward!

And now let’s see some creations from our store CT. You can see more examples in the Gallery.

Remember to keep your eyes on this space for the Survivor Theme Reveal and signups!

Meet the Designer: Meg of Ocean Wide Designs

GOOD MORNING GINGERSCRAPS! (imagine Robin Williams a la Good Morning Vietnam)

I decided it would be fun to bother Meg, our guest designer this month (Ocean Wide Designs), to tell us more about herself. We already know the basics, but for anyone who is just catching up let me share with you,

I live in Central California with my husband, Jeff, and our furry-babies… Riley, a small terror… I mean, terrier! and our two guinea pigs – Sparkles and Bubbles. Jeff and I love to travel the west coast, we like doing outdoorsy things like hiking, geocaching, kayaking, fishing, camping, etc. I work from home running our small businesses, including the Real Life Scrapped social network! When I have the time I LOVE to read cozy mysteries, bake goodies that go straight to my hips, work off those goodies with Zumba & my treadmill, and do crafty things like crocheting & embroidery.

She’s busy busy busy and still finds time to design and scrap!

This is (a) very casual harassment interview, so enjoy!

Designing: How long have you been? What made you start? What’s your favorite thing to design: templates or kits or both for separate reasons? Any tips for a beginner scrapper?

I’ve been digiscrap designing for two years now! That fact just hit me 🙂 I’ve always done freelance web and graphic design stuff, but I must of had a lapse of judgement two years ago to start digiscrap designing!  I honestly started digiscrap designing because I wanted to make a few extra dollars doing something I was already doing and loving. It was hard to get started, but I’m glad I stuck with it! I never would of met all the people that I have if I hadn’t branched out to designing.

I love to design both kits and templates… for different reasons. Kits because I LOVE coming up with all the different pieces and making it all come together. Templates because they get me scrapping, which I don’t seem to do as much now that I’m designing.  I’m totally a template addict 🙂

Tips for a beginning scrapper… don’t get discouraged by all the amazing layouts you see everyone else make! You’ll get there someday too 🙂 Don’t be afraid to become a participant of a community, like GS.  Scrappers are some of the friendliest people on this planet and are always willing to lend a hand! Plus we know how to have a great time 🙂

From one template addict to another, I love your Sea Charts (especially vol. 5 😉 ) I also have to agree with you on the don’t get discouraged bit. I was just looking at my own “first” layouts/pages and my oh my… I never thought I’d get to where I am today from those horrid things  masterpieces. 😉

What’s your favorite kit to date?

Happiness is…

I totally love the color pallet- I’m such a sucker for purples (and greens…together). I’m also a sucker for splatters, and you have a SUPER add on of some terrific splatters, so of course, I’m totally going to share ’em here and now,

Here is some inspiration! Using this fun, super pretty kit is one of Ocean Wide Designs CTM’s (Rachel). Seriously awesome page!

Back to nosing around Meg’s personal life, shall we? Because that’s what we’re really  here for! 😉

This next question is vital, it was brought up in a previous interview and I feel it’s imperative for all interviews. Being a coffee FREAK, wait- I should be more specific- CAFFEINE freak, there we go- I must know if there are other crazies out there like me. So, Meg,

Coffee or Tea?

Tea… I love coffee and all, but tea is so much better 🙂 Earl grey with natural bliss low fat vanilla creamer = LOVE!! I love all kinds of different teas, my husband usually gets me something tea related at Christmas.

I’ve actually been drinking a lot of tea myself lately, but I prefer English Breakfast, with just a little bit of milk. Definitely favor black teas.

One super quirky thing about you: 

Geeze, I don’t know anything that isn’t quirky about me. Ok… I’m a blend of English/Scottish/Welsh… but in High School I was president of the Armenian Club. Those Welsh genes for having an extreme amount of hair, then the Scottish genes for making the hair dark… I had everything but the nose to make me look Armenian. All of my friends were Armenian (huge Armenian Diaspora here,) and so I joined the club to hang out with them. Senior year the club voted for me to be president – AGAINST MY WILL!!! – and it’s something that’s followed me ever since. They said that I was perfect for the position because I was “odar” aka non-Armenian and responsible. My husband tells everyone I’m Armenian anyway, and they believe him… even though I don’t have the nose AND I’m seriously allergic to garlic. Oh… that’s another quirky thing, I’m allergic to the most random things – garlic, cherries, grapefruit, carrots, grape skins… 

First of all, I love the stream of unfiltered consciousness that is that response. Second, I like that you threw in your completely random allergies. AWESOME response, my friend.

Your top three places you want to visit (anywhere in the world):

1. England… because it’s where my paternal family is. My grandparents moved to North America after WWII, but most of the family is still there. Our family history in Great Britain goes past the War of Roses, so there’s lots of sights I want to see 🙂

2. South Africa… because it’s like my husband’s second country. He’s been there a lot, and I haven’t. He would move there in a heartbeat!

3.  New Zealand… need I say more? I almost moved there after high school to attend a university… but there was that whole issue with it costing an arm and a leg.

I say, YES TO ENGLAND! I’m a wee bit envious of your direct connection to that lovely country (I’m sort of a HUGE fan).

One last question,  What is one thing you NEVER leave home without?

My iPhone… I’m kind of attached and always connected. I do so much, that I always have to be available.  Plus it comes in handy when my grandpa wants me to look up sports scores during dinner LOL!

I’m pretty attached to my phone too, I try not to be, to “unplug” every once in a while- typically when the battery dies during the day and I’m too lazy to re charge it. HA!

Well, that’s enough poking and prodding into Meg’s life (for now, bwahahaha!). Meg is going to be hosting a special speed scrap next week!  So make sure to join her (us!), she’ll have a freebie JUST for showing up! I say that’s a WIN! So mark your calendars, and if you don’t, I’ll be reminding EVERYONE in the next few days anyway. 😉

Have a happy scrappy weekend my friends! And thank you Meg, for entertaining me, I mean, all of us! Look forward to the speed scrap/chat!

April

Weekly Wrap-up: A little bit sugary!


Happy Sunday!

I feel like the weekend is never long enough, it’s always come and gone in a blink of an eye!

I’ve got a little treat for you today! I caught up with Ana of Sugary Fancy and got her to share some fun tidbits about herself.  Ana is our Guest Designer for the month of August, and I just love her doodles and her sense of FUN!  I asked Ana to take a silly photo of herself – SMOOCHES!

 What are three things you MUST have for designing? 

Well it depends on the day…. LOL Some days I just need the total silence of the world and sometimes too much silence makes me crazy and then I need some music, something relaxing or inspiring! But I always have tons of folders and many windows opened 🙂 I don’t drink coffee, I mean I drink coffee at morning (breakfast) and at night only… and I’m not that one who is always taking a snack, I usually like to focus on my work only and just drink water… well I can’t say the same about facebook, pinterest, etc. that’s almost always distracting me!! =/ LOL
What is your favorite part about designing?
I love everything about designing… I think I love doodling! hehehe! But yes, I love everything, doing papers is fun, coloring doodles, putting everything on the preview and choosing the best way for it to be.
What was your inspiration for “Little Miss Jolly” ?
First I saw an image with the colors, orange, yellow, pink, brown and I thought that this colors combo would be a good choice for a girlie kit, then I started thinking in about what to draw and add to it!
Do you have a design process? For example, do you plan something out ahead of time or do you just get an idea out of the blue and decide, “Yes, I’ll do that!” ?
I’ll say the same! It will depends on the day and of where my inspiration come from!
Sometimes a theme just pops into my head and I just start taking notes and doing things! And sometimes I’m on the web and find something inspiring and I just start creating! Well I have to say that also, sometimes, my mind is a complete blank sheet bwahaha and then I need to think, take some notes, ask my hubby about a thing and so on! 🙂
Do you have any other hobbies or passions in addition to designing/scrapping?
Oh that’s easy! YES, many many passions, besides almost all kinds of art, I LOVE  painting (love painting walls) , home decor (I have a little collection of magazines), craft, dogs, movies, music, chocolates,  etc, etc…. LOL
Thank you Ana for indulging us all with a little bit more about your fantastic self!

Guess what? I’ve got more stuffs for you! Yup.  Discussion thread is up for August’s Book Club read, What Alice Forgot!  If you haven’t started the read yet, that’s okay too! Never too late to join in the fun. 🙂

There are currently two CT calls at GingerScraps!

Roseytoes Designs is look for a few talented and dedicated scrappers to join her team!

Neverland Scraps is also looking for a some ladies to do a little bit of everything!

Calls are always so hard for me to resist! We have such wonderful designers here at GingerScraps! If you’re afraid to apply, DON’T BE! You might just have that special something a designer is looking for! 🙂

What else have I got for you? How about a freebie? JenC Designs has added something to our Welcome Wagon!  All you’ve got to do is join our forum (if you haven’t already)! Easy peasy! Check out this template she created for us!

Have you been collecting your Daily Downloads? Kathy Winters Designs has designed a positively LOVELY kit for us and it’s yours for FREE! All you’ve got to do is check out the blog here every day for the exclusive download link! Don’t miss a day, you NEED this kit! It’s so…happy! 😉

I suppose that wraps up my wrap up! I hope everyone has a scrap happy Sunday!

 

Weekly Wrap-up: Well hello there August!

‘Sup ya’ll!

It’s August! Can you believe it? I can’t. For real I can’t. With the start of a new month, we of course have a gazillion new things, buffet (GO TEAM!), challenges, DESIGNERS!

That’s right! If you don’t know by now, let me introduce you to TWO new designers. Ana, of Sugar Fancy, is our guest designer for August. I am suuuper excited! Check out these scatters she’s got in the shop for us:

I’m pretty sure I’m in love with these. I’m also pretty sure you need them in your life.

I’m pretty much in love with our new exclusive designer, Neverland Scraps too!

Wendy has been a forum friend for some time ( we were even GingerSWAPS buddies!) and I am suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper excited that she has laced up her designer shoes and joined our lovely design team!

Speaking of GingerSWAPS, IT’S BACK!  A pretty awesome (unofficial) challenge that pairs up scrappers for a fun twist: swap photos and create layouts for the other person! Are you going to join in? We just might be partners! 😉

Have you been collecting August’s daily download? I can tell you right now, it’s freaking cute! Kathy Winters Designs have created a fun, happy kit that you NEED! (Well, I think you need EVERY kit, so.. you know)

You can get today’s download [here] . 🙂

Let’s not forget our August grab bag! Blue Heart Scraps put together an incredible kit full of crazy awesome things you NEED (see, you need everything).

The BEST part about this kit? You can get it for FREE by spending just $10 in our store!

Make sure you check out all the new challenges for this month! Along with our new August read for Book Club, What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. I’m considering getting the audio book and listening WHILE I work on my challenges! Two birds and all! 🙂

I think that’s all I’ve got for you today friends- I’m sure I could go on, but it’s SO gorgeous out this morning I’m just itchin’ to soak up the beautiful weather. It’s been so horribly humid the past week that the fresh, dry air of this morning has me opening my windows and actually looking forward to going outside! I’m beginning to ramble folks, that’s my cue to let you all go check out the linkage here and the shop and the forum and and and and… Yup, lots to do and see here at GingerScraps! 😉

Have a happy scrappy Sunday!