Sunday, March 20, 2011

GL14 Die cuts and or Punches

First day of spring  YEAH  Welcome back to the Gingerloft challenge.  WOW so many entries.  AMAZING work to everyone that entered.  This challenge we want to see you use those die cuts and or punches.  What did we ever do without those die cut machines.  The world of stamping has changed so much over the 12 years that I have been a stamping girl.  This week's prize is a bit different.  Up for grabs for our random winner is a grab bag of 5 unmounted rubber stamps from Gingerloft.  YES real RUBBER!!!  These are very limited stock and you can pick up a bag at our Gingerloft store with FREE SHIP if you live in the US.  Our top 3 will be the next challenge GDT.
                         SAMPLE OF WHAT YOU CAN WIN  (your grab bag will be different)
You have until April 2 at midnight to play.  So first up is the GDT.  They did a wonderful job.

A little about me:
I'm a 35 years old girl, living in a small place called Osen i Norway, together with my fiance, 2 children and a cat.
I work part time as an enrolled nurse, and by not working full time, means more time for my family - and my hobbies!
I've been doing all sorts of crafting almost ever since I was born, but landed in the paperworld in 2006.
I love papercrafting!!! Making cards and boxes and other things, with beautiful papers, colours, images and embellishments, always makes me happy!
Thank you so much for having me as your GDT this week!

Maria using sunflower collage
Hi, I'm Maria I have been stamping/cardmaking for 2 years now and consider it a ministry of Joy!  I live a very peaceful and contented life in our small country town in Pennsylvania running our family business with my DH of 23 years and our four children which we have homeschooled from the start.  My goal for 2011 is to actually work up the nerve to send in some of my creations for publication in any of the magazines I constantly page through for inspiration!  

Wow I can’t believe it, I have only been bloging since January and I have been asked to be a guest designer for The Ginger Loft.
This is so great and a little bit scary as I have not done this before.
I have been crafting for a few years, but only started stamping about 6 months ago. I have followed a lot of ‘how to colour videos’ and this has helped me to understand what I am doing. As with most people to fund my hobby I work ( this is my real passion ) with speech and language impaired children, but only part time now because of my health. We do a lot of crafting in school and the children really enjoy it.
Once a month I attend a local craft group with my daughter and mum, where we get to enjoy the company and inspiration of our friends.  So not only has craft given me a sense of purpose but it has enabled me to make some great friends along the way.
Shell using Flowers in Jar
The Navy wife using Freebie Butterfly's Flight

ET using freebie butterfly flight

Gale using Freebie Southwest scene

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Top 3 Use those flowers and Random winner

WOW what a popular challenge.  Thanks to everyone that entered.  I did take a peek at all of those amazing entries although I personally do not have time to comment on all I know my DT left all of you some love.  So now my almost impossible job is to pick a top 3.  This weeks top 3 is invited to be the next challenge Guest DT.  Please e-mail me at for details.  So here we go in no paticular order...

The random winner of their choice of 3 digis is GEMMA  E-mail me for your prize!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

GL13 Use those Flowers

Welcome back to another Gingerloft challenge.  I hope you got to peek at all of the furry friends that the artist created for our last challenge.  GREAT WORK.  This week we want you to USE THOSE FLOWERS.  It can be on the stamped image or as an embellishment it doesn't matter.  You have until March 19 at midnight to play. The random winner will win 3 digis from our Gingerloft store and our top 3 will win a spot on our GDT for our next challenge.  Speaking of our store I have extended our quarterly any 5 digis for $5 sale through today to give all of you who are not a follower of the store a chance to pick up some digis.  The sale also includes our digi sets!!!  OK So now some exciting news.  We have a new DT member named E.T.  We are thrilled to have her with us!!  Go visit her and leave some love!!  OK lets see what the GDT came up with first with the flower challenge.

Barbara  GDT using butterfly silhouette
I am so excited to have been chosen as a GDT for Gingerloft. I am a recently retired elementary teacher and have always enjoyed crafting. I find this a way of releasing my creative energy! I have had a blog for a year and have enjoyed meeting so many new friends. I have also learned so much from other paper crafters. Along with paper crafting, I enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, and reading. I love how paper crafting has morphed and that I can use my other crafting skills in designing cards. Please feel free to visit my blog:

Even though I have been making cards for about 4-5 years, I really got into it 2 years ago when I was laid off from my job  in January of 2009.  I have learned so much in the process.  I recently found another job in December of last year.  Even though I don't have as much time as I used to for making cards, I use every spare moment to create.  Recently I got some Copic markers and I take them to work and color my images during my lunch hour.  I hope to take some classes in the fall.

Purple Crazy using Time for Beauty

Top 3 Furry Friends

Oh I just love animals and loved looking at all of the furry friends.  Thanks to everyone that played.  It was a hard decision but here are our top 3.  Remember that our top 3 are now asked to be our GDT for the next challenge.  E-mail me at for details.  Also remember to pick up your top 3 button on the side bar:)

CONGRATS LADIES and the Random winner of the Spring Bentley set is
Pat(mspfd)  CONGRATS