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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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