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Saturday, December 1, 2012

SNOWBALL FIGHT: All new buffet at GS plus... DEAL OF THE DAY!

It's December 1st! That means a few things to me. First... It's only 25 days till Christmas Day! I'm so excited! I've almost got all of my Christmas presents bought and next week, the tree, lights and all the decorations are going up. :) Second... My hubby comes home from working out of province next week and he's going to home for a whole month! And thirdly... It's time for the GS Buffet and the amazing $1 bakesale! Our theme for the buffet this month is SNOWBALL FIGHT! I just loved the soft colors of this months palette and decided to stay in the green/blue/brown colors. I hope you like what I've created for you this month! As always, each pack is only $1.50 each, for one week only. You can snag them HERE. Or each image is also linked.

Aren't those just so cute! I can't wait to get some snowy pics this winter to use with this collection! And, don't forget to stop in and check out all the items in the Bake Sale this week. I've got some great templates in there for only $1 per pack. As well as lots of other items too.

I've been thinking about having a DEAL OF THE DAY this month. I'm going to choose 1 of my products and have it on sale for one day only for only $1! The first DEAL OF THE DAY is HOLIDAY MEMORIES! If you love it and just have to have it.... It's only available for today only! So you better snag it now! Now! NOW!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WINNER: You're Not So Scary

Thanks to everyone who commented to win YOU'RE NOT SO SCARY! I asked my little guy Aiden to pick the winner. I gave him a number between 1-15 and he chose #5 because he's 5 years old! There were 15 comments 1 from me and one was a duplicate so...

The winner is:

Halloween is the best holiday to scrapbook! There are so many choices and options for creating the pages. I really love the way the stickers have been created to look like old style stickers with the white border. I love everything about this kit, and would LOVE to have it!!

Congratulation NICKISMOM. Please send me a message at to claim your prize!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Inspired Designs... Featured Designer at Paper and Pixels!

Have you had a chance to check out Paper and Pixels yet? Well... you don't know what you've been missing. It's a super cute online magazine dedicated to scrapping and paper crafts and for the month of October...

INSPIRED DESIGNS is the Featured Designer! Yay! 

 There's a little write up in there all about me and there's a cute FREEBIE in there too! One of my best selling and popular kits is A WORK IN PROGRESS and I've created an add-on exclusively for magazine subscribers this month. Here's a little preview of the FREEBIE!

To snag your very own copy of this months edition, go to

Saturday, October 13, 2012


If you're anything like me, you're starting to get things ready for Halloween! Last week I got all of my treats to give the Trick or Treat'rs. I'm going to do them up in little bags and the kids are making toppers for them. I saw some really cute toppers on Pinterest that I'd love to try. I have a new kit this week that is going to be just perfect when making them! I'll have to post a few pictures of the completed toppers for you all to see. :)

The kids have a Halloween party at school on Halloween Day so I'm also making up individual "pumpkin" cupcakes for them to give their classmates. I'm making the cupcakes using my favorite orange spice cupcake recipe. The icing is a whipped cream icing and it's so yummy! I'll be tinting it orange and then using black licorice for the pumpkin eyes and mouth. To get them to school safely, I'll be using clear plastic cups. Just put the cupcake in the cup, wrap in cellophane, then tie with black ribbon! So simple and so cute! Another Pinterest idea. :)

If you haven't done so... Check out Pinterest and you'll find all kinds of cute stuff that you can incorporate into your own Halloween festivities.

Well... Enough of all that! lol. I mentioned that I had a new kit for Halloween! It's been a long time coming and I think it's absolutely adorable! YOU'RE NOT SO SCARY is the perfect kit for scrapping all about your favorite Halloween moments. It's on sale this week for $3.75! That's an amazing deal. Check it out!

Included in this kit are: 15 textured and patterned papers, 5 solid papers, 1 bat, 2 bookplates, 2 bows,
1 broom, 5 buttons, 3 flairs (with shadows) 5 flowers, 7 frames, 2 ghosts, 5 journal tags, 1 lace, 3 pumpkins, 4 ribbons, 1 skull, 1 spider, 1 spider web, 5 glossy stars, 1 string, 1 swirl, 2 tombstones, 1 witch,
7 wordstrips.

And... Here's a few layouts that I scrapped using pictures from my kids Halloween 2010. I'm a little behind on my scrapping and I'm trying to catch up. :)

 This layout was created using Template 1 from I LOVE TEMPLATES: Pack 18. 

This layout was created using Template 3 from I LOVE TEMPLATES: Pack 18.

 This layout was created using Template 2 from AWAY WE GO (July Buffet).

I really love how these layouts have turned out! I try to use my own kits and templates as much as possible when making layouts for my kids. I think it's very important that in years to come when they're looking at their printed scrapbooks that I can tell them that I designed them. :) 

So... Do you think this kit is super cute? Would you like your very own copy for FREE!!! Well... I'll be choosing 1 lucky blog reader to win YOU'RE NOT SO SCARY! All you have to do is leave a comment in this post and Monday, October 15th a winner will be chosen! Good Luck!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

FALL FESTIVAL: All New at GS this week

I say this every month but I'll say it again... I can't believe that it's October and that another month is gone! This year is flying by so fast I can hardly believe it. The kids are all settled into their school routines and they're loving every minute of it. :) I'm really enjoying having my alone time in the morning too. I've been on a cleaning/organizing kick these past few weeks and I'm slowly getting through the house. I started in what we call our "junk room". It's our 4th bedroom that we use for storage. It needs to be organized at least once a month because the kids just won't stay out of there. lol. I've got a million of those big Rubbermaid totes that I store all the important stuff in and then a whole bunch of boxes and bags of junk. I'm trying to get through it one bag/box at a time and throwing away what isn't needed. I've also donated a few garbage bags full of kids clothes to friends so they can use it for their kids. Reduce, reuse, and recycle... right! I finished the living room and the dining room a few days ago and it looks great. Next up... The kitchen cabinets! I've desperately got to organize my pots and pans. I also need to streamline my plastic containers too. I'm missing so many covers and I just know they're hiding in there somewhere! Once that's all done, I'd love to get some painting done before Christmas. The living room and dining room is now one big room since we removed a wall and that needs to be plastered and painted too. Then, I need to paint the kitchen and mudroom. So mush to do and only a few months left in this year to do it!

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but Fall is my favorite time of the year. I LOVE FALL!!! I love the way the leaves change color. I love the cool, crisp air. I love being able to take a walk with the dog and not be eaten by mosquitoes! I have to get the kids dressed up in their fall clothes and get them outside this weekend for a photoshoot. I try to have one each fall. I have so many pictures from other years that I need to get scrapped and now, I have the perfect kit to use for some of those layouts! It's named FALL FESTIVAL and it's all new for the GingerScraps Buffet this month! I've got 9 coordinating packs all priced at $1.50 each and if I don't mind saying so... They're awesome! Check out the previews and then hurry on over to my store to snag yours today. The buffet only lasts until October 5th!

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Here's a little inspiration from my amazing Creative Team! I am so in love with this collection and I think that the Ladies have captured the beauty and versatility of this collection perfectly. :)

Monday, September 3, 2012


I have been so busy trying to get everything together for the kids to get back to school this week! I can't believe that my little guy is about to head off to Kindergarten and my little princess is going to grade 1! Emma picked out the cutest backpack with matching pencil case and lunch bag and once Aiden had seen it... he wanted one like it too but in blue! It was just perfect for me too because they we're only $8.88 each at Walmart! That's an amazing deal considering if I had bought them the sets they had originally wanted, it would have cost about $35 each! I had a lot of supplies left from a great sale last year, so I didn't have to buy much for them. It only cost about $25 each! BONUS!!! My parents bought them new shoes for wearing in school and I picked up new back to school clothes for them both. Now, we're all set to get on that bus in a few days!

I am sooooooo looking forward to having those few hours alone in the morning after they're gone to school! I've got big plans to get ahead on some designing and to finish up some quilts I've been working on. I'm making one for Emma's bed and one for Aiden's too. Then, I have to move onto making new Christmas stockings for the family! I saw a cute Pin on Pinterest using old sweaters and jackets to make them and I've got just the perfect ones to use! When I get them done, I'll have to post some pics!

Now... Onto business! LOL. I totally thought I had blogged about all the wonderful New Releases this week for the GS Buffet... LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, but, as it seems I didn't save the post. Silly me! This months theme was pretty general but with great meaning. It's all about the joys of life. I've got a few packs all on sale for 25% off thru September 5th! So snag them at this great price while you get the chance because on the 6th, they return to regular price at $2 each.

Check out what I've got on sale. You can snag them HERE. Also, all images are linked. :)

And don't forget that it's also the GS Bake Sale this week and I've got LOTS of items in there for only $1 each! It's a great time to stock up on some scrapping goodies for an amazing price!

Friday, August 17, 2012


It's Friday... AGAIN! I'm starting to think that there's going to be one of these every week! :) You know what Friday is... It's New Release Day at GingerScraps! I've got some goodies on sale this week that I know you're gonna want to snag.

First up... A re-release of an oldie but goodie... BONFIRE AT TWILIGHT! Have you ever had a late night bonfire with friends and family? Have you ever roasted marshmallows over a campfire while telling scary stories? Well, BONFIRE AT TWILIGHT may just be the perfect kit for you! Packed full of deep, richly colored patterned and textured papers, with lots of coordinating elements, there's sure to be something just for everyone. Perfect for scrapping those late night pics and preserving those special memories.

It's on sale for only $3.75 this week! Image is linked.

Next up, I've got 3 all new template packs! I LOVE TEMPLATES: Packs 18-20! Each pack includes 4 templates. Each template was created at 300 PPI and measures at 12x12 inches.
Available in PNG, PSD, and TIFF files.

You can snag each pack for only $2.24 this week. PLUS... If you subscribe to the GingerScraps Newsletter, there's a coupon code in there for an additional 10% off each pack. Coupon is valid until 8/31. Images are linked.

Cheers! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Release Friday, Desktop Challenge FREEBIE!

Hey... I'm blogging 2 days in a row! :) Maybe I could get used to this again and start blogging more regularly. :) Have you had a chance to check out the Buffet at GS yet? There are only 3 days left to snag my collection, GO TEAM. And... don't forget to snag some of my $1 items in the Bake Sale. There are a whole bunch of wordart for only $1 each! Templates for only $1 each. And... I've also got a whole bunch of full kits on sale for only $1 each! It's a great time to stock up on some awesome scrap goodies!

It's Friday again! So you know what that means... New Release Friday at GingerScraps! I've got a few new goodies on sale today. :) The first is a re-vamp of my kit #1 DADDY with the coordinating wordart cluster pack! You can snag the kit for only $3.75 this week and the wordart for only $1.88! Check it out! (All images are linked).

I've also got 3 ALL NEW template packs on sale for only $2.24 each! Check them out!

I'm also hosting the August Desktop Challenge at the GingerScraps forum this month! You should check it out and snag the desktop template for FREE!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

GO TEAM! New buffet at Gingerscraps. Plus... A Facebook FREEBIE!

WOW! What a busy month I've had! So sorry that I haven't posted anything in a while. We took the kids out to my parents for a week and we had a blast! The kids wanted to take a mini-vacation and visit the grandparents. So, I had no internet access for the whole week! Gasp! :) Needless to say that when I got home I had lots of catching up to do. lol.

One of the things on my to-do-list when I got home was to finish my products for August's Buffet at GS. This months theme is so cute and includes something for everyone. Everyone who's interested in sports, that is!

GO TEAM is all about sports! Playing sports, watching sports, having fun with sports! It is probably one of my favorites buffets so far! My main focus is on soccer but I've also got generic sports themed sets too. :) Check out what I've got on sale this month!

Also... Are you a fan of Inspired Designs on Facebook? If not... What are ya waiting for? :) Become a fan today and you can snag this FREEBIE! It's a complete kit with an alpha... for FREE!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Canada Day! Plus and update, new kits, layouts and the GS Buffet!

Happy Canada Day to all of my friends and family in Canada today!

I can't believe that it's already July! Emma has been finished Kindergarten now for over a week and we're enjoying our Summer vacation. :) We had a few days of fog and rain but it looks like it's clearing up now so I think we're going to pack a picnic and take the kids to the playground so they can go nuts for a while. Gotta keep'em active so they sleep all night. lol. The first thing they wanted to do today was make Canada flags. We used some red and white construction paper, glue, and some straws. The kids cut out their shapes and glued them together to make the flags. Then I used some straws as "flag poles" and tapes them to the back. It was so much fun for them and kept them busy for a while. :) Here's a little pic of their creations.

I know that I've been a very neglectful blogger and I'm going to try and post more often. :) I have some cool freebies planned for giveaways this summer and I hope that you're going to love them!

Since my last post, I've started a new healthy living/weight loss program and I've got to say, I'm really pleased with the results so far. I'm cutting back on all the junky foods I eat and I'm exercising too! I started talking short walks and now I've trippled the distance in just a few short weeks. I've lost quite a bit of weight but I don't how how much in pounds though. I didn't weigh myself when I started but I have gone down in my pants size from a 22-24 to a 20! I am sooooo proud of myself. Each day has been a struggle and I've splurged a few times too many, but I'm trying to do my best and it's working for me! Yay!

I just knew that if I was serious about changing my life like this, I would need a cool kit to scrap some layouts with. I searched through digi-land but couldn't find anything that I really liked.... so.... I created my own! Yay! A WORK IN PROGRESS is packed full of weight loss/healthy living elements that I'm using to document my weight loss journey. Here's a little preview of the kit. It's on sale at my GS store for only $3.75 this week.

I also thought that it would be a great motivator for me to post some pictures of me as I go through this process. If you're a fan of Inspired Designs on Facebook, you've probably already seen these. I have an album on my fan page that I'll be updating with my layouts. Here they are!

Each month I'll be updating my layout with current pictures and journaling about what I did that month. I'll be posting another update in about 2 weeks. :) I also plan on offering an add-on to the kit each month with new elements and papers to match the kit. That way I'll have fresh layouts each month! So, if any of you are thinking about getting healthy and need something to help scrap and preserve your journey, A WORK IN PROGRESS is the right kit for you!

Seeing that it's summer and lots of people are taking vacations and traveling, the designers at GingerScraps have gotten together and created the most amazing Buffet ever! AWAY WE GO is a travel/vacation themed collection that packed full of amazing travel elements, papers, journal cards, tag, labels, alphas, fasteners, etc... Everything you'll need to scrap those special vacation memories!

Have a lookie at what I've got on sale for only $1 each this week! 

So.. I'll be back tomorrow with some details on your new summer freebies!