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

Paper Matters

Congratulations, Kathryn! Please email us at 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.

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