Archive for October, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Tiger-Licious Alpha freebie!

Have you checked out my new “Welcome to the Zoo” kit with Piccolina Designs?

My favorite paper that I made for this kit is my tiger stripe paper, so I made a matching lowercase alpha freebie for you this week only – then it goes into my store!

Sorry, the link for this freebie has expired…look for this alpha in my store at Gingerscraps soon!

P.S. Only 1 more day to download my Goblin Delights freebie, get it while you still can!

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PostHeaderIcon Kit release: Welcome to the Zoo!

Happy Friday everyone! I have a special treat for you this week, a collaboration with the fabulous Teri of Piccolina Designs! We met during this summer’s Designer Survivor competition and she was a treat to work with!
We loved the idea of a zoo themed kit, so “Welcome to the Zoo” was born!

This kit is full of fun colors and fun animal doodles.  There are 25 papers in this kit. There are 2 different sets of solid papers (total of 12 papers) and 13 patterned papers, including polka dots, stripes and animal prints.  The kit has 66 fabulous elements to compliment your layouts.  A few of the included elements are 9 different styles of ribbons and stitches, 4 frames, some hardware pieces, a bead scatter, a few buttons, a cage and fence to keep the animals in, a fence overlay and 4 pieces of wordart.  We have also included some nature doodles (flowers, leaves, vines, and a tree).   But what would a zoo be without the animals?!  This kit has lions, tigers, and bears!!!  Oh my!  Not to mention monkeys, a hippo, a giraffe, a bird, a panda, an elephant, a zebra and a rhino. This kit also includes a fun alpha + numbers to use in recording the fun you have at the zoo.

My creative team had lots of fun with this kit, here are a few to inspire you!

Welcome to the Zoo is 25% off this weekend only!

Also, don’t forget that the Gingerscraps Halloween Bash is on all weekend long!

Happy Halloween, and I hope to see you in the forums!

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PostHeaderIcon Goblin Delights Blog Train freebie!

Hello Train Riders!!  I’m glad you made it here from the Ginger Scraps blog to trick or treat with me! But no tricks here, only treats!
Here is the slideshow of some of the Goblin Delights Train that we have created for you:

But before I give you my portion of the freebie, I have to tell you about the fun that is happening at Gingerscraps this weekend!
First we have an action packed weekend full of speed scraps, with lots of laughs, scrapping and prizes!

Plus there are specific Halloween challenges for the weekend, including an avatar challenge to win a $10 coupon to my store, and a costume contest to win a $50 Visa gift card! That’s cold hard cash baby!

Ok, and now on to your goodies! This is what I have created for you!

*sorry, download link has expired – you can find this for sale in my store at Gingerscraps!*
The next stop on the Goblin Delights Gingerscraps blog train is Barbara’s blog, one of our fabulous site creative team members. Don’t forget, if you get lost (or scared from the spookiness!) you can always find the whole blog train list on the Gingerscraps blog!
Please make sure you download these freebies Halloween weekend because these links all expire at midnight on October 31st! After that, they will only be available in the Gingerscraps store.
Before you go visit our next haunted stop on our blog train, I want to remind you to visit Gingerscraps on November 1st for our $1.00 Bake Sale! Every designer will have some products available for this amazing low price for 24 hours only! Plus, don’t forget that if you spend at least $10 in the Gingerscraps store, you get this month’s Gingerscraps collab, Good Morning, for only $1!!!
Happy haunting everyone!

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PostHeaderIcon Eating better for our health….or maybe not!

So this post is 100% not digi-related, but I thought I’d share this funny story with you anyways. I’ve been making a huge effort in recent months to make myself, and therefore my young family, eat a healthier diet. Specifically, eating less processed food and more whole, fresh foods that we cook and eat at home. We are far from perfect, but I try to read labels a LOT more and buy much more fruits and veggies. So today was shopping day. It was a long one, we even needed to go to two grocery stores to get everything we needed. The kids were VERY well behaved (ok, except for the part where Q kept trying to smash his head into my face every time he got excited while riding in the Baby Bjorn….but I digress). After we got home with the groceries, I dumped them out with my husband and took off with Lilah for some girl time at the nail salon. So after a very busy afternoon and evening and finally getting all the kids in bed, I had time to put the rest of the groceries away. I got to to the bottom of the bags of dried beans, raisins, oats, brown rice, etc…you know, all the healthy food we bought. And the last item I pull out of my (reusuable, of course) shopping bag? A box of instant Ichiban noodles!!!! I had to laugh out loud, it is the very antithesis of every food I purchased today! It must have fallen over the divider on the supermarket belt when we checked out from the next person. I didn’t even mind that I probably ended up paying for a box of useless instant noodles because it was so ironic and funny to have that in my bag after an afternoon of planning, shopping, preparing and putting away a week’s worth of healthy food!

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PostHeaderIcon Kit re-release: Making Waves templates

Good day digi lovers! This week I have a re-release in my store, Making Waves. This set of clipping templates was always popular for creating fun and interesting lines on your layouts!

This set of 9 PNG templates will ensure your layouts make waves with whoever sees them!
Simply clip your 12×12 paper to these templates and you instantly have a lovely set of curves on your layout. This pack contains 8 different wavy templates of varying sizes and 1 woven paper template in PSD and PNG format. This product is for personal, scrap for hire and commercial use.
Short and sweet this week, stay tuned for the next two weeks, I have some amazing stuff coming your way!
Thanks for reading,

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PostHeaderIcon Kit release: Simply Charming and an exclusive FREEBIE!

If you missed this mini during our big 10 kits for 10 dollars sale, you can pick it up for 25% off this weekend! Pretty pinks and soothing browns make a lovely combination in this kit. *Simply Charming contains 6 papers and 23 elements. Pretty little girl not included Regular price $3.50 on sale for $2.63!

Here is some creative team inspiration for you:

I also have a freebie for you! My talented CT member, Kim, has created a beautiful set of wordarts for you! Newsletter subscribers got exclusive access to the first set, so if you don’t want to miss future fabulous freebies, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter up at the top of the page! If you want the third set, make sure you visit my Facebook page and “like” me!

Sorry, link has expired, look for this in my store!

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PostHeaderIcon A layout to share with you

Good morning. I am alone in the house with no kids. This happens maybe once every 6 months. So quiet :D
After many days of yucky rain, we had a gorgeous sunny afternoon yesterday. I just *had* to take my little guy outside for a photo shoot! I have had my DSLR for over 2 years now, but I just recently figured out how to take manual photos! Can you say slow learner?? Thanks to the free photography course at 2 Peas in a Bucket! I attended a speed scrap at Gingerscraps last night and this is what resulted:

Image linked for credits.

I used last months Digi Files from The Daily Digi. I love that blog, I would love to be featured on there someday!

Make sure you join me next Monday at 8pm PDT when I will be hosting the speed scrap at Gingerscraps!

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PostHeaderIcon Kit release: Roadtrip!

Before I get on with “business”, I just have to share a recent pic of my monkeys….they are so stinkin cute :)

And just in case you were wondering….my little man is being held up in the tree by my husband who is hiding behind them LOL! Speaking of family…

….did you go on any roadtrips this past summer? Then this is the kit you need! Roadtrip by Wyld Web Designs contains 12 papers and over 30 elements to highlight those special highway memories. Whether you were on your way to a camping trip, on a family vacation, or just plain ol’ boring driving somewhere, this kit can brighten up any photo layout!


Now you need a catchy title for those terrific getaway layouts! This collection of wordarts will give you the perfect one! This pack contains the 7 wordarts as shown plus a bonus blank speech bubble! Some elements come in both shadowed and non-shadowed versions for your convenience.


This bright collection of alphas will coordinate perfectly with your Roadtrip! layouts. This alpha comes in five colors in both upper and lowercase


All of these are 25% off this week only, or you can get all three pieces for one low price by purchasing the Roadtrip! Value Bundle! *A savings of 30% off the regular prices, this is the best deal for those highway photos!


Here are some layouts from my CT and the Gingerscraps store CT to help inspire you:

A few other exciting things….

Spend $10 on anything in the Gingerscraps store and get our new GingerBread Lady Collab for only $1! *That is a $6 savings!! *Plus with everything being 25% off, think about everything you can get!

Gingerscraps also has a new exclusive partnership with Persnickety Prints! Our customers will receive 10% off anything at Persnickety Prints just by entering our coupon code (which you can find in the store). *There is no catch! *You place your order with Persnickety Prints, enter our coupon code, they ship your order to you, and you save 10%.

I have ordered from Persnickety Prints and I can say first hand that their quality and customer service are absolutely excellent.

And finally, I am sponsoring the Gingerscraps Daily Download this month! If you haven’t already checked it out, make sure you go to the Gingerscraps blog…the links are still up!

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PostHeaderIcon Gingerscraps Bake Sale

Gingerscraps is having a $1.00 bake sale with lots of goodies. You can get to it here.

Bake Sale

Also Gingerscraps has started a Daily Download. You can get more info here.

Daily Download

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My name is Charmaine. I'm a working mom of 3 amazing kids and wife to stay at home dad and web designer, Stephen. I started this blog to document funny stories about my life as a parent, and to share my love of capturing it all on film and scrapbooking it! I began designing early in 2009 and truly love the creative energy that it provides for me. I hope you enjoy my designs!
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