Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thanks for Everything!

After 3 wonderful years of Gingersnap Creations, the Founding Femmes and Gingers are off on new adventures!

You can find Shar Briss creating at her store, Rogue Redhead Designs, which specializes in vintage and eclectic unmounted rubber stamps.

Ali Manning is stamping up great art on her new blog Vintage Page Designs and offering fabulous finds on her Etsy store of the same name.

Please continue to enjoy our selection of past tutorials, interview features and reviews. 

Thanks to all the great Gingersnappers out there for sharing their art and friendship with us!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wrap-Up: GC144: Copper, Ginger or Rust

We knew we could count on all the Gingersnappers out there to rock this color challenge!  Thanks to all who played! Your art was inspirational.

We would like to thank Retro Cafe Art Galley for their generous sponsorship of this challenge!

Our randomly drawn winner will receive a set of 10 Collage Sheets (your choice of digital or semi-gloss paper sheets). It's a prize pack over $35.00 in value!




Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

Kathryn
of
Paper Matters

Congratulations, Kathryn! Please email us at gingersnapstamp@gmail.com with your contact details by June 3, 2012 to collect your prize. Your artwork will be showcased on the Home Page of the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group as well as on the sidebar on the blog.

Now onto our fabulous Ginger Gem which were chosen by vote by the Gingersnapper community! The Ginger Gems appear in a slide show in the blog sidebar for the entire week, as well as in this wrap-up post, and their creators have the honor of displaying this Ginger Gems blog badge.


For more information about Ginger Gems and entering our challenges, please visit the FAQ page.


Our Genuine
Ginger Gems



Artwork by Lynn Stevens



Artwork by Kate

Artwork by Anna C


Artwork by Terry



Artwork by Sharon R



Artwork by Rebecca



Artwork by Jo Capper-Sandom


Artwork by Sue Law



Congratulations to all our Ginger Gems this week! We hope you take a minute to stop by their blogs.

We wish you all a continuing joyous creative journey!   Thanks for traveling with us over the last three years!  We hope to see you all at our new ventures!

Our tutorials and feature articles will still be here for your reference.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Founding Femme Showcase: Sharon Briss

Well, that just leaves me!  I've had so much fun since Ali and I started Gingersnap Creations 3 years ago.  It's been a blessing to meet so many great stampers and mixed media artists and explore new techniques and styles.  Being part of the Gingersnapper community has been a great way for me to spread my artistic wings in a friendly and supportive environment and expand my knowledge of  papercrafting.  Of course, doing all that with Ali, one of my closest friends, made it even more amazing! 



So farewell from me!  Thanks for everything!  I hope that you have also met some great people along the way and that you will continue to check out all the Gingers' wonderful art on their own blogs!

Here's a few of the pieces I put together for Gingersnap Creations since our inception.  Hope you enjoy the show.


I hope to see you at Ill Tempered Ink, Rogue Redhead Designs and Unruly PaperArts!

Stay tuned for the winner and Ginger Gems for the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger or Rust Challenge - coming Thursday!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's Happening on Unruly PaperArts This Month

 
May is a busy month at Unruly PaperArts as we are celebrate wonder of weddings and everything that goes with them.

Wedding Tussies: Trisha Too
If your social calendar is anything like mine, Summer is also known as "wedding season" with joyous unions popping up in my datebook from June through September like lovely blossoms.  For May, we are set to give you a number of ideas for everything from unique wedding cards to awesome tags and mini albums and from altered items to save all those wonderful memories to some fashionable additions to the wedding day itself.

We look forward to sharing many great wedding-inspired ideas with you this month. 

May is  packed with marvelous projects from our creative columnists and our glorious guest artists.


Our May Wedding Wonders Issue
Schedule of Contents

May 3rd: Are YOU Altered?  Wedding Tussies by Columnist Trisha Too

May 5th: Shabby Chic Clock-Inspired Wedding Set by Guest Artist Kathy Ethington

May 7th: Contributor Call for Upcoming Issues

May 9th: Musings of a 2amscrapper: Wedding Lace by Columnist Helene Huber

Shabby Chic: Kathy Ethington
May 11th:  Step-by-Step Border Punch Wedding Card by Guest Artist Cathy Calamas

May 13th: Sponging Spectacular RAQ Showcase

May 15th: Eclectic Elements: Guest Signatures by Columnist Brenda Brown

May 17th: The Wedding Tag: Watercoloring with Distress Inks by Guest Artist Anita Houston

May 19th: Inky Backgrounds RAQ Showcase

May 21st:  RAQ Vote Reminder - Pick Your Favorite Entries

May 23rd: Luce Change: Minimalist Millinery by Columnist Lucy Edmonson

Minimalist Millinery: Lucy Edmondson
May 25th: Transform Your Wedding and Honeymoon Ephemera into a Work of Art by Guest Artist Helga Strauss

May 27th: Gingerbits: Wedding Memory Box by Columnist Carol Fox

May 29th: Beach Wedding Card by Guest Artist Esther Peck

May 31st: A Romantic Wedding Tag Book by Guest Artist Lis Whiting


Come play our May Reader Art Quests which will be posted later today on Unruly PaperArts!

Connect with other Unrulies with our Unruly Facebook Group or our  Unruly Yahoo Group!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Founding Femme Showcase: Ali Manning

One of the two-person redhead team that started Gingersnap Creations, Ali's been making great Gingerlicious art since March 2009.  Her clean, crisp style is unmistakable and elegant.


A maven of the minimalist Clean and Simple style, Ali's art stresses balance, design and beauty.  Her ability to combine color and image elements has always been extraordinary.  With an eye for vintage stylings, she uses her passion for Vintage Pages to create fresh and fabulous designs using vintage book pages and exquisite ephemera. 

To see more of Ali's lovely art, check out her blog - Vintage Page Designs or her Etsy Store.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Jean Franks Beck

Jean Franks Beck joined the first Gingers team in September 2009.  Her beautiful treatment of vintage images and use shabby chic style has a timeless elegance. 

Adept at lovely layers, Jean's papercraft marries old-fashioned imagery with a fresh modern look.  She has a flair for fringe and beautiful borders and adds terrific and original trimmings to each creation.  Jean brings elegant elements together in exquisite style.



Jean's fantastic art can be found on her blog - Bluebird Paperie.

She is also a valued design team member of Scrap365, Oxford Impressions and Rogue Redhead Designs as well as a columnist for Unruly PaperArts.  Jean's art is also often seen on the pages of CraftStamper Magazine.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wrap-up: GC143 - Last Century

We were happy to see how many of you embraced our Last Century challenge with submissions covering several different decades.  Thanks to all who entered! Your art was fabulous.

We would like to thank Retro Cafe Art Galley for their generous sponsorship of this challenge!

Our randomly drawn winner will receive a prize pack which includes Jewelry Blanks, Acrylic Embellishments, Eyelet, and Stand-Ups Fun Kit (over a $55 value!).  This kit includes 8 packs of E-Z Set Eyelets, a Coffee Break Design Basics, Jewelry Blanks and Charms Assortment, Acrylic Tag Sets, an ATC box kit, and 4 packs of Stand-Ups. To see a tutorial on using the acrylic charms, click here.



Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

Cathy
of
Cathy's Corner

Congratulations, Cathy! Please email us at gingersnapstamp@gmail.com with your contact details by May 26, 2012 to collect your prize. Your artwork will be showcased on the Home Page of the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group as well as on the sidebar on the blog.

Now onto our fabulous Ginger Gem which were chosen by vote by the Gingersnapper community! The Ginger Gems appear in a slide show in the blog sidebar for the entire week, as well as in this wrap-up post, and their creators have the honor of displaying this Ginger Gems blog badge.


For more information about Ginger Gems and entering our challenges, please visit the FAQ page.
Our Modern Era
Ginger Gems



Artwork by Esther


Artwork by Shirley


Artwork by Gerda


Artwork by giogio



Artwork by Petliza J



Artwork by Milana


Artwork by Caro


Artwork by Aisling



Artwork by Joan W.



Artwork by Holly Thompson

Congratulations to all our Ginger Gems this week! We hope you take a minute to stop by their blogs.

Remember to vote for your favorite entry in the 4th Annual Copper, Ginger and Rust Challenge!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Laura Liddell

One of our first members of the original Gingers design team, Laura Liddell has been designing for Gingersnap Creations since September 2009. All her art is fun and fabulous!

With a style all her own, Laura creates brilliant pieces with finesse and fantastic flair.  Brimming with edgy energy and eclectic style, her awesome artistic talents are applied to cards, journal pages, tags, hangings, fiber arts and mixed media pieces.  Her enthusiasm for experimentation has allowed her tp create dazzling and fresh effects in her art, defining her as a maven of mediums.



You can find Laura's lovely art on her blog - As Happy As....

She is also a member of the Rogue Crew at Rogue Redhead Designs and a columnist on Unruly PaperArts.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Joanne Wardle

Joanne Wardle is an original Ginger, joining the very first Gingersnap Creations Design Team in September of 2009.  Over the years, she has delighted and enchanted us with her amazing sense of design and inventive creations.

While Joanne's style is crisp and clean, no one would ever say her art is simple.  Each fabulous design includes great stylish touches which really showcase her amazing talent.  From the incredible detail she creates with her coloring to her fabulous 3D cards to her effective use of pattern and visual texture, Joanne's art is chic and charming. 


Joanne's gorgeous art can be found on her blog - Made by Joanne.

She is also a valued member of the several design teams including Stampotique Originals. PaperArtsy, Happy Daze and Rogue Redhead Designs.  Joanne can also often be found on the pages of CraftStamper Magazine.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Lucy Edmondson

Lucy joined the Gingers team in March 2010 after being one of our Monthly Muses.  Primarily a mixed media artist, she has a knack of turning the ordinary into the extraordinary.


A maven of mixed media, Lucy loves to add dimension, texture and color to her beautiful creations.   She creates instant heirlooms with her fabulous frames and altered boxes and decor items.  Just like her sparkling personality, Lucy often adds sparkle to her art with magnificent metal embellishments and glittering elements from inks to plastic to glass.  Her inventive spirit and creativity shine through all her art.



You can find more of Lucy's fabulous creations at her blog - True Colors.

Lucy can also be found making art for Crafty Individuals, teaching at Nancyz Crafts and as a columnist at Unruly PaperArts.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wrap-Up: GC142 - Border Punches

You all rocked the Border Punch Challenge!  So nice to see so many new players!  Thanks to all who entered! Your art was awesome.

We would like to thank Retro Cafe Art Galley for their generous sponsorship of this challenge!

Our randomly drawn winner this challenge will receive this prize pack which includes A Shrine Kit, Stencil, and Gothic Arch Window Fun Kit (over $55.00 in value).  The kit includes 5 Shrine Kits, 1 Shadow Box Shrine Kit, 2 Shelf Shrine Kits, 2 ATC Gothic Arch Windows and 10 stencils. You can see how to use the shrine kit, using this tutorial.



Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

Bettina
of
Bettands hobbykrok

Congratulations, Bettina! Please email us at gingersnapstamp@gmail.com with your contact details by May 19, 2012 to collect your prize. Your artwork will be showcased on the Home Page of the Gingersnap Creations Yahoo Group as well as on the sidebar on the blog.

Now onto our fabulous Ginger Gem which were chosen by vote by the Gingersnapper community! The Ginger Gems appear in a slide show in the blog sidebar for the entire week, as well as in this wrap-up post, and their creators have the honor of displaying this Ginger Gems blog badge.

For more information about Ginger Gems and entering our challenges, please visit the FAQ page.

Our Punchy
Ginger Gems



Artwork by Outi



Artwork by Asia King



Artwork by Donna Ellis



Artwork by Bonnie McLain



Artwork by An



Artwork by Sue U.



Artwork by Gerda



Artwork by lalkygirl



Artwork by Sylvia Blum




Artwork by Rebecca


Congratulations to all our Ginger Gems this week! We hope you take a minute to stop by their blogs.

Remember to vote for your favorite entry in the Last Century Random Redhead Challenge!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Suzanne Brookfield

With the Gingers from March of 2010, Suzanne creates subtle and intricate art pieces with undeniable panache. 


With her amazing ability to flow from canvas to card to altered item, Suzanne's imaginative spirit imbues all her work.  Her art journal pages always hold layers of design and story and her 3D pieces are exciting and sophisticated.  Despite her penchant for perfect pastels, Suzanne's work is vibrant and full of exquisite energy.


You can find Suzanne's lovely art on her blog at Suzanne's Papercrafting.

 Suzanne is also a design team member for both Marianne's Design Divas and Make My Monday.

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