Don’t Bug Me! (freebie)

Aren’t you just loving the new bundles from Blue Heart Scraps? I know I can’t get enough! I have two boys who are all about bugs, and mud, and messes- perfect subjects for a big bundle like Don’t Bug Me! The bright colors are so fun to play with too, and they make me happy just looking at the preview.

What a bargain at only $5! And to sweeten the pot, here’s a freebie template to help you find inspiration after you download this big bundle. Enjoy, and don’t forget to post your creations in the Blue Heart Scraps gallery at Gingerscraps- GSO recipients get great coupons :).


(Images linked).

It’s Challenge Time!

Don’t you just love the beginning of the month when all the new challenges are posted at Gingerscraps? I look forward to seeing what the designers come up with every month, and my favorite challenges are the ones with freebies (of course)! We are super lucky this month to have Joylynn hosting the Word Art Challenge, because she made us this:

They are all so cute! I had the most difficult time choosing, but finally made a decision based on my pic, and this is what I came up with:


And because if you’re like me, you can’t resist those happy fall colors, here’s what I used (images linked):


Go on, now! Hop on over to Gingerscraps and check out the challenges! What else are you going to do with your down time this weekend?

Gallery Stand Outs – Happy October!!!

Happy October Everyone!!!  It’s getting to be the most wonderful time of the year – COOLER!!!

I don’t want to waste anymore time…let’s get to the WINNERS of the Gallery Stand Outs this week! As a reminder, if your layout is chosen as a winner, I will be sending you a 50% discount coupon off of one kit OR template set of your choice from Blue Heart Scraps (excludes bundles and collabs) through your GingerScraps mail.

First is this beauty from totallycr8tive using the (oldy by goody) kit Keep Calm and Spook On

Keep Calm and Spook On! by Blue Heart Scraps

scrapjrlgcp also used Keep Calm and Spook On – look at this one!  Adorable!!!!


scrapolina also used Keep Calm and Spook On…I have a weakness for different papers as tags, so I am loving the tags going up the side of the layout!

Beware of Bootiful little Spooks

And finally, the last layout this week is by MarcelaRelvas and she used the kit Every Moment.  I love the black and white pics are perfect and they really make the layout pop!  Great use of the splatters, too!


Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!  Look for your 50% off coupon in your GingerScraps notifications.

Here are the kits that these terrific layouts used:

Keep Calm and Spook On

Keep Calm and Spook On Elements

Keep Calm and Spook On Papers

And…..Every Moment

Every Moment

Keep up the tremendous work, ladies!!!  You have done great things!!!

Until next week!!!


October Buffet – Secret Garden

Happy October!  Fall has arrived and I couldn’t be happier!  Cooler weather, nice warm Starbucks drinks, and all those rich, deep fall colors.  I am in love!  The first round of earthy fall colors comes with this month’s GingerScraps Buffet.  And, while the colors may be fall-ish in nature – strangely enough, I didn’t exactly go fall-ish with my portions.  As a matter of fact, this set feels like quite a step out of my comfort zone – but I’m LOVING it!  Let me introduce you to my portion of the October Buffet,

Secret Garden Kit


Grab the kit above for just $2, or pick up any of the individual packs for just $1 each!



Check out some of the gorgeous layouts my wonderful CT girls created:



Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow morning, too, as I have a fun new $5 grab bag coming your way! :)

Sneak Peek & Chance To Win!

It’s sneak peek time again, are you excited?!
October 1st is closing in fast, and that means the start of a new GingerScraps Buffet.  I have a few packs I’ll be releasing for this month’s buffet, but here’s a quick sneak peek at my kit portion of that buffet, so you can get excited about seeing the full reveal of it Thursday!

I also have another $5 Grab Bag coming to GingerScraps on Friday. (I couldn’t help it – I LOVED them during the Gingerscraps Birthday celebration – tons of new goodies for an amazingly low price?!  Sign me up!)
Here’s a sneak peek of that new $5 Grab Bag release – and be sure to read the details below, to see how YOU can enter to win a copy of this great new release for FREE (and trust me, it’s awesome…so you REALLY want to win a copy!)!

Would YOU like to win a copy of one of this new release?  Then simply leave a comment here, on this blog post, by Thursday, October 1st at midnight to be entered.

When you comment, make sure and leave your email address so that you can be contacted if you are a winner. Your comment will earn you 1 entry into the drawing. You can earn extra entries by making a post to your Facebook, Twitter or Blog. Simply leave a separate comment, with corresponding links, for each entry.  I will be back on Friday to announce the lucky winner!

Another Monday, another FREEBIE!

Sheesh, Joylynn has been super busy and if you’re like me you can’t wait to see the next releases. Well… maybe not just like me, cuz I’ve seen some previews, and they’re totally worth waiting for. October will be a very good month to shop, I’m just saying!

Did everybody get Mamma Mia? If you didn’t, one more week until the price goes up…


And to entice you (or reward you if you’re smart enough to have already been enticed!) Here’s your freebie!


And another reminder… JoyLynn is generously starting a new thing! Those who post a layout with her products and make GSO on her blog will receive a coupon for 50% off in her store (no collabs/bundles though, so still buy this one now!).


Enjoy, and see you soon!

Fresh Baked for September 25th

Happy Friday!  It’s Fresh Baked time at GingerScraps, and I’m opening up two of my grab bags from last week’s birthday celebration.  Before I get to those, though…do you LOVE to read?  Then, be sure to join me at the GingerScraps Hey Good Bookin’ Book Club Forum each month.  There’s a poll up right now to pick October’s read (and the choices are pretty fantastic, if I do say so myself!)

You can find the poll for October’s book here:
October Book Club Poll
But, don’t wait!  The poll is only open for another day or so, so that we can pick a book and prepare to start reading!

Rachel of Seatrout Scraps and I have decided to extend our incredible Pizzeria Mamma Mia $5 Grab Bag deal for one more week!  So, if you haven’t grabbed it yet, now is the time!


I’ve opened up the other two grab bags from last week, so if you didn’t grab them previously, you still have a chance to pick up some new goodies for a deal.  Individual Kits and Coordinating Packs are on sale for 40% off, and Collection Bundles are 50% off!

First is the Simply YOUnique Collab Collection with Luv Ewe Designs, celebrating what makes YOU unique!


Collection  Kit   Alphas   Splatters   Embossed Papers   Word Bits

I also have my This Is Me Collection, helping you celebrate the beauty of you.


Collection   Kit   Templates   Alphas   Flairs   Splatters   Word Bits

If you haven’t downloaded the Facebook Hop Freebie yet, be sure to do so.  I’ll change it out next week to celebrate the beginning of October!  :)


And to finish off with some super exciting news, starting next week – if your layout is chosen as a blog Gallery Stand Out for the week (there will be more than one winner!), you will receive a 50% discount coupon off of one kit OR template set of your choice from Blue Heart Scraps (excludes bundles and collabs)!  So, start posting those amazing layouts!!!!  Good luck!!!!!

Gallery Stand Outs – September 24th

Happy First FULL day of Fall!!!  Fall is such a beautiful time of the year…if for nothing else than NO MORE 100+ days!!!  Not a fan of the heat, and my skin can’t take it anymore!

You know what I DO love?  Recognizing some great layouts!!!!  Let’s get it on!!!

(Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to see some exciting news coming next week!)

These layouts use the new Blue Heart Scraps collab with Luv Ewe Designs kit, Simply YOUnique!

Tacky Tourist Day

HAHAHA!!!  I love the “Tacky Tourist” idea – beautiufl clustering!!!!


I love all the clustering and the splatters….and the triangle photo!

These layouts use This Is Me by Blue Heart Scraps:

Me R

I LOVE that this doesn’t have a picture, and that it looks like a quilt!  So COOL!!!!


…and being a Disney fan…I had to include this one – but this kit is PERFECT for this life event!  Congratulations!!!

Let’s recap, shall we…..

Simply YOUnique

Simply YOUnique $5 Collab Grab Bag

This Is Me

This Is Me Grab Bag


Starting next week – if your layout is chosen as a Gallery Stand Out for the week (there will be more than one winner!), you will receive a 50% discount coupon off of one kit OR template set of your choice from Blue Heart Scraps (excludes bundles and collabs)!  So, start posting those amazing layouts!!!!  Good luck!!!!!

Have a great week!!!



Mamma Mia (and a freebie)!

Did you miss the Gingerscraps birthday celebration kick off this weekend? Never fear, it is still going on! You still have time to score big with Blue Heart Scraps’ $5 bundles! And because who could resist a Pizzeria kit (I mean, who doesn’t have pics of their messy faced kids or significant others eating Italian food), we will show it again!

So… now that you’re racing off to buy this massive, heck-of-a deal kit by Blue Heart Scraps and Seatrout Scraps, you’re going to need some free word art to go with it, right? I adore word art. Especially colorful, cute word art that easily functions as a title! It just kinda makes your page pop, ya know? Just click on the word art preview to download your freebie!


See what I mean? Everything is better with word art!


Have fun shopping!



GingerScraps’ 7th Birthday & $5 Grab Bags!

There’s a birthday celebration going on at GingerScraps this week as we celebrate the store’s 7th anniversary!  There are chats and games and lots of fun to be had around the forum and chat room, so be sure to check it out!  There’s also a great Facebook Hop to celebrate, so be sure to check out the exclusive freebie on my Blue Heart Scraps Facebook Page!

The celebration almost means some GREAT new releases – specifically some jam packed $5 Grab Bag fun that you do NOT want to miss out on!  I have 3 fun $5 grab bags to show you this week, but don’t wait – that incredibly price is only good through September 24th!

First up is a gorgeous, girl-power themed grab bag, This Is Me.  Filled with a full size kit and 5 coordinating add-on packs, it’s certainly worth the fantastic price!  A full review of all included goodies can be found in the detailed images in the store:


I was also lucky enough to take part in not one, but TWO, fantastic $5 Grab Bag collabs this week…and maybe I’m a bit biased, but I am in LOVE with both of them!  First is another collab with Jennifer of Luv Ewe Designs, Simply YOUnique.  It comes with a full collab kit, and 4 fabulous add-on packs!


And, last but not least (especially because I’m hungry right now, and this one’s looking EXTRA yummy!) is a fabulously LARGE $5 Grab Bag collab with Rachel of Seatrout Scraps, Pizzeria Mamma Mia.  A full collab kit and five (that’s right, I said FIVE!) coordinating add-on packs makes this a super fantastic…and also super yummy…deal that you don’t want to miss out on!


Just check out some of the gorgeous layouts created with this week’s fabulous grab bags:


My Facebook Hop portion is also previewed below — check out my Facebook fan page to download!