Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Releases, Including an Awareness Kit

This week's new releases are in the shops and of course are buy one, get one free. I really love the kits and had a blast making them. Something a little different, and something a little personal. Regardless of which you like, you will get both for the price of one. And with that you still get them at a discount. The kits are $3.20 each, but you only need to pay for one to get the links to both.


Wired

The Wired templates are block templates with a twist. Each template has a custom page frame which frame the photos and line the different sections of the page. Each section has a mask so you can quickly get the perfect shaped paper. Embellishments adorn the pages, taking advantage of the depth the page frame gives the page. These are all purpose templates which work for any topic and theme.




My {Awareness} Story

I knew when I started designing that I would make an awareness kit at some point. I lost my grandmother to breast cancer and have struggled to make a layout about it. Sometimes emotions make it hard to scrap specific events. So my thought was to design a kit to make it easier to create layouts which would honor the women who faced this terrible disease. At the same time, I wanted these templates to instill hope and be useful to other awareness stories. Two gals on my creative team have daughters who have battled diabetes all their lives and another gal who's child has autism. So this became more of a way to tell those stories, regardless of the illness and stage of the trial. All the words and images in My {Awareness} Story have multiple uses.



Creative Team Inspiration

My gals did it again: They made gorgeous layouts to show off this week's kits. First, layouts using Wired.

          

Here are their layouts using My {Awareness} Story:

            


On a Personal Note...

Thank you for all the messages, well wishes and prayers I have received over the last few weeks. I am getting ready for spine surgery number #15 on Monday and dread it. I woke up this morning to emails telling me about a gorgeous collaboration kit and gift donations from my designers across digiland. There are not enough words to express my shock and gratitude for all the work these ladies have done to help my little family. I love all of you and you have touched my family in such a way we will never forget. Once you join the digi world, you really join a creative family where we look out for one another. I never imagined I would be at the receiving end of such graciousness, but I am. My husband has also been emotionally moved by this magnificent gesture of love. I don't know how I will ever repay such gratitude. I can only hope and pray each of these women will be blessed beyond measure.

You can see what these women did by visiting either shop. Here is the collab kit:


And you can join in the activities and rewards in association with this massive kit:
GingerScraps layout contest and the GoDigitalScrapbooking quick page exchange.


I do hope you have an exciting week. Remember to share your layouts using LissyKay templates on the Facebook fan page. I really love seeing your creations as the inspire me to design even more templates!

Sparkle & Shine!
Melissa

September Mixology Winner & New Guest CT

Voting is complete and we have the winner of the September MixPlayWin. First, I want to thank ALL the scrappers who entered their layouts. It was a tough choice. I loved all the pages and am so proud of your work.

Congratulations to Linda (gallery name: Windswept)! Her layout received the most votes and she has an invitation to be a guest on the LissyKay creative team for the month of November.

Here is the layout she made with the September Mixology kits and received the highest number of votes:



We have the October Mixology coming up later this week, so keep an eye out for a new MixPlayWin!

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Templates in the Shop & BOGO!

Happy October! To those in the northern hemisphere, I hope you are enjoying gorgeous fall weather. And to those in the southern, I envy the warmth you are starting to have. I spent last night chatting with my stepdaughter in New Zealand and was jealous of her plans of heading to the beach.

This week there are two new kits in the shop. One for Halloween and one I kept generic so you can have more flexibility with your layouts. And while they are different topics, they are available at a buy one, get one free and are only $3.20. The sale runs from now until Thursday, October 16, 2014.



My {Spooky} Story

I love Halloween too much and thus there is a second holiday addition to the My Story line. Using the usual suspects, the kit takes some iconic Halloween images and infuses them into the page frame. These will be some of the easiest scrapbook pages you will make. Simply clip your paper or photo to the spots and tah-dah, you have one great layout with any of the templates in My {Spooky} Story.

Shop at GingerScraps | Shop at GoDigitalScrapbooking


Loving Layers

The four templates in the Loving Layers kit are all based on pages I have made for various CT assignments. I felt it was just time to bring these beauties to the shop.

Shop at GingerScraps | Shop at GoDigitalScrapbooking

Creative Inspiration

Here are layouts from the creative team using both kits.



Other News

We are currently holding voting for the November guest creative team member. Check out the layouts submitted and be sure to vote for your favorite. Voting ends Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Have a fabulous weekend and hopefully you get some scrapping done!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Vote on the September Mixology Layouts

It is time for voting!!! Here are the enteries for the September Mix.Play.Win. contest. Please leave a comment with your favorite layout. The scrapper with the most votes will win the November guest creative team spot! Voting will be open until end of day on Thursday, October 16, 2014.




Thank you to the scrappers who entered their layouts. LOVE what you created. I don't know how to pick just one. Glad it is not up to me.

Best of luck to all!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Buffet is ALL about Halloween

Happy Buffet! The first of the month always mean it is time for GingerScraps Buffet. I am particularly excited because it is all about Halloween...my favorite holiday and time of year.

There are lots of kits in the shop. While I wanted to make Halloween kits, I wanted to make sure you had something you could use for a number of themes and to use with a variety of photos. And I am introducing on of my most favorite creations. All the kits are 50% between now and October 5, 2014. Grab them while they are only $2 each for the template kits and $1 each for the Monsters. Here are the goodies:


Tricks & Treats

The Tricks & Treats template kit was a chance for me to let loose a little and create quirky kits capturing some of the fun surrounding Halloween. The kit is on sale for $2.



My {Halloween} Story

Introducing the newest addition to the My Story family. I didn't realize how popular these kits were until I just did a 2-week feature with Your Stories Go Digital and wow did the My Story templates sell. I received such kind messages from scrappers about them and so it was a given I would get a Halloween version ready for this month. My {Halloween} Story uses a variety of iconic Halloween images and intertwines them into the page frame and pocket page set up. Whether you are making a project life layout or want to do something a little different with your traditional layout, you will find this kit a simple solution to fast scrapping but keeping personality on your page. This kit is on sale for $2.



Fun House

Out of sheer boredom I started playing around with some of the filters in Photoshop. To my complete delight, the frames in Fun House were created. I knew the moment I had perfected a few of the shapes that I would create a kit paying homage to the mirrors often found in the fun houses of carnivals. They make a perfect platform for your silly moments. To add to the pizzazz, I added sunbursts with optional glitter layers. And if you want to know how to recolor glitter layers, read Nancy's Glitter and Paint tutorial where she will teach you how to recolor the glitter layers to match your layout.

Fun House template kit on sale for $2.00


My Little Monsters

Say hello to My Little Monsters. The "journal cards" or card fillers and the flairs seemed a perfect way to give you my googly-eyed critters. Here is the story behind my creations: Several years ago I was working on designing a Halloween-themed scrapbook/card-making class. I taught at least once a month with my own designs, so I felt a bit of pressure to make something original. I seemed to be able to take paper and a pair of scissor and cut my way to unique designs. Adding google eyes I picked up at the craft store, I ended up with a whole family of frightful critters to be used on your scrapbook pages and the front of a card. Now with me focusing on digi, it seemed an ideal opportunity to create a digital version of my popular monster gang.

The My Little Monsters Journal Cards are perfect for adding some character to your layout. Use as a filler on your pocket page or a main embellishment on your layout. They are great for card fronts, as well.

My Little Monsters (Journal Cards) is on sale for $1.00.

My Little Monsters Flairs are the round and shiny version of the critters. They make for perfect Halloween embellishments. This kit is on sale for $1.

My Little Monsters (Flairs) is on sale for $1.00.


Creative Team Inspiration

And what would release day be without the layouts from my talented creative team. Here are their layouts using the Buffet templates.

Layouts using Tricks & Treats:



Layouts using My {Halloween} Story:



Layouts using Fun House:




Bake Sale

Three LissyKay kits are available in the Bake Sale and are only $1 until October 5th.




Enjoy all the new kits. Don't forget about the Mixology kits and the current MixPlayWin contest. They are still available for $1.20 for another week. You can pick up those at GoDigitalScrapbooking. And there are also the Limited Edition This Moment Bundles. You still have a few days to grab those 50% off kits.