Happy New Year! Thank you for finding our brand new publication--GingerScrapsStreet Magazine. If you have been with ScrapStreet.com Magazine for a while, perhaps you are a bit puzzled. Please allow me a moment to share our story with you.
A bit over 5 years ago, we launched ScrapStreet.com Magazine to share scrapping with a larger audience. We wanted to have a little bit of something for everyone. At that point in time, we were more mixing scrappers with cardmakers and stampers. After all, those were the categories then. Digital scrapping was fairly new and hybrid was not quite defined yet.
As the industry changed, so did we. Our goal to be a home for all kinds of different scrappers continued. We love to mix styles and mediums so if you are a simple scrapper, you can find inspiration. If you are shabby and digi, we have something for you, too. We grew and grew until the size of our mag started to inch towards 100 pages some months.
Ginger, one of our longtime designers whose free kits you have all loved, created her own fabulous digital site--GingerScraps.net. She loved being a part of our magazine and desired to offer one with a bit more emphasis on digital and hybrid. After a bit of a chat, the other editors and I agreed. The larger size of our mag could be a bit overwhelming. And so a sister publication was born.
We searched and found an amazing staff--I cannot wait for you to see their work and read their words! And we created this issue--our very first. You will still see traditional, digital, and hybrid items in both magazines. But they will both have a bit of a different flavor. GingerScrapsStreet Magazine will strive to inspire you to use your computer when you design. We have some fabulous things in store for you!
For me, it is a perfect example of my word of the year. I am seeking BALANCE in 2011. Each month, I will scrap a different specific goal to achieve more balance in my life. You can see my first goal for January scrapped below. Having sister magazines allows me to feed both sides of my scrapping soul. Our team really hopes that you will love the balance and embrace both issues.
Welcome to 2011!
Balance by Dora Phillips
Digital Supplies: Kit: Everyday Elegance by Julie Marie Designs (Gingerscraps), Josephine by Marshmella Designs (Gingerscraps), Fonts: Traveling Typewriter, Vintage, Software: Adobe.
Design Notes: When I go shopping, I will often pick two kits with similar colors and styles knowing that I love to mix and match when I create. I adore the bold colors of these two and have made several items already with the pair.
Journaling: Goal One: spend more time with friends. I need more girl time and this is the year to do it.