Sunday, January 1, 2012

Getting Organized in January

Happy 2012!

Wishing all the Gingersnappers out there a fabulous year filled with fun, friends and fantastic artistic adventures.

Artwork by Sharon Briss
using Angel Boy from Stampotique

If you are like us, you are probably still trying to get back to normal after the holiday season. That's why we are going to concentrate on Getting Organized in January and focus on using up our scraps!

This month, we are delighted to have Stampotique Originals as our January sponsor. Stampotique Fine Art Stamps began June 1, 1996, in Phoenix, Arizona, out of the love for rubber stamping and papercrafting. They began as a fine art rubber stamp store and, in January 2000, began manufacturing their own rubber stamps. Stampotique Originals now ships all over the world, although, in their words, they remain a ‘mom and pop’ business so that they may still offer full attention to each and every order. Check out their easy-to-use website to see all their great images and take a peak at the Stampotique Originals Blog for inspiration.

Of course, what would a brand-new year be without a brand-new Muse? We are pleased to welcome Nicks, altered artist and mixed media artist, as our January Muse.

Artwork by Nicks

Finally, we can't wait to introduce our Visiting Artists for January who will be sharing their phenomenal talents and art with us in our challenges! We are delighted to welcome Tracey Metcalfe and Sue Davies to help us out with our challenges. We can't wait to see what they create this month!

Here's our To Do Checklist for January 2012:

~ our 4 regular challenges: Chestnut Theme, Spicy Supply, Random Redhead and Color

~ 4 more wrap-ups with more stunning Ginger Gem art and 4 new Home Page Artists and prize winners

~ a Muse Spotlight with Nicks, papercrafting and mixed media artist

~ some great tutorials by Trisha Too, Petra Berendsen and Annette Goatley


~ another fantastic column by Contributing Artist, Alexa Noble

Join us in January and start off the new year in style!


  1. Nicks is fabulous at altered art, so great to see her here at Gingersnaps, x

  2. And a Happy New Year to all at Gingersnaps, can't wait to use up some of my scraps! xx

  3. Happy New Year to you all - I feel to honoured to be asked to be your Monthly Muse for January - A great start to 2012! Looking forward to meeting you all
    Nicks x

  4. Happy New Year to all of you! I think I need a bulldozer to get organzised!


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