Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Speed Scrap Tomorrow! Time change!

Join us tomorrow on New Year's Day for a Speed Scrap hosted by our CT member Jen! The time has been changed to 4 PM pacific.

When you join us tomorrow you will get this quick page made from the Gingerscraps kit, Kayla's Quilt.

Friday, December 26, 2008

New Kit: Kayla's Quilt

Kayla's Quilt was inspired after my Niece Kayla. She made this beautiful quit and right when I saw it I wanted to make a scrapping kit!! Almost everything in this kit are real things that my sister and I took pictures of and then I extracted and embellished. The rich colors and wonderful textures make it perfect for scrapping sepia photos and all your heritage photos as well!!
  • 17 beautiful, textured papers
  • 2 Full Alphas
  • 2 glittered brackets
  • Extracted Items...
  • 6 full ribbons
  • 2 folded ribbons
  • 1 belt
  • 3 beaded swirlys
  • 2 wooden tops
  • 1 window pane
  • 1 clothes pin
  • 1 wooden flower
  • 2 buttons
  • 2 heart charms
  • 1 handle
  • 2 wire frames
  • 1 ornate frame
  • 2 rows of stitching
  • 1 hand made glass owl bead
It is in the GingerScraps store right now!

Did you know you can click on a CT member's name and it will take you to their scrap blog? If you like their LO, head on over to their blog and leave them some encouragement!

And here is what my wonderful creative team has done with the kit:

Julie (her daughter Kayla in the picture is the one who made the quilt that inspired this kit!)
Barb did two again!

We have a freebie for you!

Jen has made a quick page for your from her page. So click the quick page preview to head on over to her blog and grab it!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

New Kit: Retro Fall and a speed scrap too!

Today we have another great kit from Pixie Keepsakes, (aka Melanie!)

Retro Fall .... a fun and funky mix, with the cutest little owl you ever did see :)

This kit includes:

11 papers (3 patterns, 8 solids)
1 tree with leaves
2 Embellished bracket frames
2 flowers
1 branch with leaves
3 brads
3 buttons
6 circle clusters
3 stamp frames
2 ribbons
2 owls (one male one female)
3 swirlies and 1 leaf swirl

It's on sale now in the Gingerscraps store!

This is such a fun and versatile kit. Just wait until you see what the fabulous ladies of the CT did with it!



StephanieSaraOkay, Barb liked the kit so much, she did 3 (!) layouts with this kit.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming Speed Scraps!

Do you consider yourself a football widow? We have a way for you to escape all of the holiday bowl week madness! (For a little while anyway.)

Join us and CT member Jen, for a Speed Scrap on Thursday January 1st. There will be a fun participation prize!

The fun will get started:
12:00 Pacific
1pm Mountain
2pm Central
3pm Eastern

Join us and Rachel (aka Harmonystar) for a Speed Scrap on Wednesday January 7th.
The fun will get started:
7pm Pacific
8pm Mountain
9pm Central
10pm Eastern

Rachel will have a fabulous participation prize too!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

New Kit: All I Want For Christmas is a Real Good Tan

This kit is a fun collaboration Melanie (aka Pixie Keepsakes) did with Ellie Lash. A perfect Christmas kit for warmer climates or vacations at Christmas time!

This kit includes:

1 striped alpha
20 papers
5 flower centers
6 flowers
6 frames
1 page border
5 snowflakes
3 ribbons
1 Santa Sun
1 Christmas tree
4 tags
2 Bauble's
3 buttons
1 candy cane
3 flair
1 holly berry
1 light strand
1 palm tree with lights
1 present
3 rubber band wraps
1 stocking
5 stars
1 wreath
1 Rudolph with sunglasses
1 Santa sunbathing
1 Santa and Rudolph tangled in lights with cactus

$4.00 in the Gingerscraps store!

Check out these great layouts by the CT!






Thursday, December 18, 2008

Friday Feature...For Kids!

For today's Friday Feature I am going to something I have never done before! I'm featuring a site you can enjoy with your children. It's a new site called "The Hybrid Kid". If you like to do fun little projects with your kids...this is the site for you. She is just getting started, but I think she has lots of great ideas in store!

Here's a little post from Mel, describing her site...

We scrap pictures of our children to remember these precious days.  Why not let them be in on it?  Why not let them create art right along side of us?  Those are the things to scrap and treasure!  This blog will be dedicated to using digital art in the everyday things we do.  I hope to pair teachers and digital designers to create printable activities that serve three purposes...educational value, together time, and to look pretty (that's why we scrap, right?)!

I have a lot of different, wife, taxi driver, boo-boo fixer...the usual stuff.  I'm also a 'retired' elementary school teacher, a current preschool teacher, and a digital scrapbook designer.  I have been using my computer 'skills' in the classroom for as long as I can remember.  I use my digital scrap goodies now to make everything from notes to my kids' teachers to my preschool newsletter.  I'm sure a lot of other mom would use them, too, if they were easily available.

Please check back in the coming days and weeks for exciting opportunities to share your time and your artistry with your child!

Here are a few of the projects on The Hybrid Kid...

My sister just found "The Hybrid Kid" and she made one of these projects with her kids....You can read about her fun craft day on her blog.

kids wreaths

So, you should really go visit "The Hybrid Kid" I think you will enjoy it...and she is doing a special Freebie this Friday that all the GingerScraps readers will enjoy!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Speed Scrap TONIGHT at GS!!

Speed Scrap TONIGHT at GS!!
Hosted by Rachel- Harmonystar
Dec. 16
6 Pacific
7 Mountain
8 Central
9 Eastern

And of course a participation prize!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Speed Scrap TONIGHT at GS!!

Hi all, tonight is the last night of our little shin dig over at GingerScraps :) Lets go out with a bang!!!
Melanie of Pixie Keepsakes will be hosting the Speed Scrap tonight
6:00 Pacific time
7:00 Mountain time

8:00 Central time
9:00 Eastern time

and she will be giving you all a very cute template!!

AND I have one more surprise.....
Every person that does the Speed Scrap- and finishes the LO by the time limit (I will give you a little wiggle room)-
I will put all you names in a hat and one lucky winner will get a $10 gift to the GingerScraps shop!!!!
OH, and don't forget that we will play Truth or Dare after the Speed Scrap, it is super funny :)
oh by the way ... see that really bad LO in my previous post?? That was a dare :) I had to make an ugly LO and post it on my blog and not tell that it was for truth or dare until Sunday .. hahahaha- If you are not brave enough to play along you can be a lookie lou and get a good laugh :)
OK.. good luck, hope to see you there :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

a lo

This was a Layout from a game of Truth or Dare over at the GingerScraps Forum :) hahahahehehe

Friday, December 12, 2008

Party at Ginger Scraps

Yup! This starts today! Come and enjoy the fun!!!

Lets start out with a heya to our new Designers. You know them, you Love them and now you can get their creations at Ginger Scraps!

Rachel is bringing you her past participation prizes. You may know her as Harmonystar! She is offering these handy creations for designers as well! Don't miss her stuff in the commercial use area of the store!

Melanie of Pixie Keepsakes is bringing you her fantastic kits with a sense of whimsy. Don't miss them in Gingerscraps store!

Great! now that you know our designers, we've also added some new members to our creative team! Here's our newbies. Please give them a warm welcome over at the forum.

This party is all revved up and ready to go! we've got 3 party challenges for the weekend and if you do all 3 you get this great participation prize! It's a small sampler from our two new designers!

So here are the challenges:

Hosted by our new CT member Sara, we have the A-Z Layout challenge!Start out with the letter A and make a Layout around that letter! To help you out you can download this:

You have to go to GingerScraps to get the download :) It is in the Party Section!!
Once you've posted you're A Layout you will get a link for the B pieces! So fun!

Our second challenge is hosted by our new CT member Jen! She's having a Breaking out of the frame challenge. Come check it out at the forum!

Our third challenge is a Then and Now Layout challenge!

That's not all! No siree! We also have a speedscrap every night of the party! Boo yah!

EasternFriday night hosted by Barb
7pm Pacific
8pm Mountain
9pm Central
10pm Eastern

Saturday and Sunday night hosted by Mel
6pm Pacific
7pm Mountain
8pm Central
9pm Eastern

There will be great participation prized for those as well!

Wait! Don't rush off after the speed scraps. We'll be having Truth or Dare games going Saturday and Sunday night after the speed scraps. Didn't get in on the Truth and Dare games at our opening party, well you missed out! It was hilarious! You won't want to miss it again!

I'll see ya at the Ginger Scraps party!


*Some freebies only last for 1 day... and depending on your time zone by the time you get here you might only have a short time to download. If you like something get it ASAP! You just never know some freebies last a long time and some expire very quickly. If you get to a page and the freebie is not there most likely it has expired.*