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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Stephanie Severin


Ever since she started with the Gingers in September 2010, Stephanie Severin has delighted us with her stylish and joyful art.


Fabulous and funky, Stephanie's bold style is imaginative and unmistakable.  She is a design diva with a sensational ability to use color in an expressive and powerful way.  She uses clean lines and shapes to create unbelievably fabulous art and her flair for creating amazing inky effects is undisputed.


You can see more of Stephanie's superb art at her blog - Ingenious Inkling.

Stephanie is also one of the founders of the amazing Jingle Belles Challenge blog and a valued member of the Rogue Crew at Rogue Redhead Designs

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wrap-Up: GC141 - Granny's Photo Album

Wow!  Amazing entries for this vintage challenge!  Loved the way everyone interpreted "Granny's Photo Album". Thanks to all who played! Your art was fantastic.

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

Our randomly drawn winner will received this prize pack which includes an amazing ATC and Inchie Fun Kit (over a $35 value)!  The kit includes 15 ATC frames and windows, 15 matching ATC bases, 5 1" windows, and 5 matching 1" bases. For more information on how to use the ATC frames in this kit, check out this tutorial on Retro Cafe Art Gallery.


Our randomly drawn Home Page Artist this week is

Nancy Johnson
of
Scrap, Paper and Glue



Congratulations, Nancy! Please email us at gingersnapstamp@gmail.com with your contact details by June 21, 2011 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 Very Vintage
Ginger Gems




Artwork by Rinda


Artwork by Silvia / Barnie


Artwork by Annette Goatley


Artwork by Einat Kessler


Artwork by Rachel xx


Artwork by Angelica Stark


Artwork by Debbie R


Artwork by Shirley


Artwork by Louise Le Pierres


Artwork by KimberlyRae


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 Border Punches Spicy Supply Challenge!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Helene Huber

Helene joined the Gingers in our third term in October of 2010.  With her penchant for scrapping and layers, she brought a fresh approach to all her pieces.


Helene has a special talent for putting together layers of beautiful papers, elegant embellishments and fabulous fibers to come up with unique and stunning pieces of work.  With a definite lean toward the vintage in her imagery, Helene puts modern design to good use in her layouts uniting the old and the new.


You can find more of Helene's happening art at her blog - Lotsa Scrap from 2amscrapper.

Helene is also on the design team for Gecko Gals and is a columnist for Unruly PaperArts.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ginger Showcase: Petra Berendsen

Petra has been a Ginger since September 2010.  Petra's fresh and fun art made her a fabulous addition to the team.


An extremely talented artist, Petra can flow from one format and medium to another with grace and poise.  Her excellent sense of color and layout shines forth in every new creation.   From vintage to vibrant, Petra brings pizzazz to paper and design.


Petra's art can be found on her blog - Kunterbunt Cottage

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