Monday, September 30, 2013

Freebie: "Thankful" Pixel Scrapper October 2013 Blog Train

Thanks for stopping by my little blog for the Pixel Scrapper Blog Train!

Before we get to the freebie, I'd like to do a little shameless self-promoting.  This is my first ever blog train and I had a lot of fun with this color palette.  I am very new to designing and purchased quite a few CU items last month to design with.  I decided to create some coordinating extras (even a Halloween kit!) and sell them in my etsy shop for an extremely reasonable introductory price!  Consider buying one or all three to support this fledgling designer!  Thank you!!

Images are linked to my store:

And here is your freebie, enjoy!

Download here: 4shared, dropbox

For a list of the rest of the participants, please visit this link at Pixel Scrapper.

Thanks again for stopping by, please feel free to take a look at my other freebies!

♥ Catherine

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sneak Peek: Coming October 1st!

September's design contest may be over, but I've got the design bug stronger than ever.  Here's a look at what's coming on October 1st - of course there will be a freebie so be sure to stop by!

♥ Catherine

Freebie: Paris Is Always A Good Idea

Today's freebie concludes this month's series of kits I've created for theStudio's Next Designer Contest.  The prompt was "dream vacation" and I knew right away that I wanted to design a Paris themed kit.  I decided on my color palette, got to work, and had a lot of fun.

At the beginning of September my initial motivation for participating in this contest was the free CU product everyone gets for submitting each week.  But this week I'm secretly hoping I win something because I think that my kit may just be good enough.  It's my biggest so far and I feel I've come a long way in this short amount of time.  I'll let you know if anything exciting happens, hope you like it!  :)

Download here: 4shared, dropbox

♥ Catherine

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Freebie: Hat of Bunny "Sundown on the Beach" Quick Page

Today my little blog hit 1000 page views since its beginning, yay!  It's the little things, right?!  So I thought I'd celebrate with a little freebie.  I made this quick page using a mini kit from Hat of Bunny - the best part is that if you like this QP, you can get the mini kit for free too!

Download QP here:  4shared, dropbox

♥ Catherine

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Freebie: San Fran-Cation

I temporarily lost my mojo this week, I didn't do anything digi scrap related for 5 days straight!  Finally on Friday I decided enough was enough and started a layout for a photo swap at Pixel Scrapper.  I also wanted to participate in week 3 of The Next Designer Challenge at theStudio and was able to eek out this kit on Saturday.  The theme was "staycation", which for me means being a tourist in San Francisco.  Maybe you've been there and you'll find this kit useful to scrap your memories, hope you like it!  :)

Download here:  4shared, dropbox

I even made a layout with the picture that inspired my kit!  :)

♥ Catherine

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Freebie: Beach Sunset

I participated in Week 2 of The Next Designer contest at theStudio.  The kit requirements were a little larger this time, but you were able to pick your own color palette with the theme Beach Getaway.  I knew right away what picture I wanted to use for my inspiration, and once I got to work it came together pretty nicely. (With plenty of trial and error mixed in, of course!)  Hope you like it, and let me know what you think!  :)

Inspiration photo from

Kit preview:


Download here:  4shared, dropbox

♥ Catherine

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sprinkles and Syrups

I have another exciting announcement - I have joined Hat of Bunny's Creative Team!

For some lovely freebies, follow Hat of Bunny on facebook, read her blog, and sign up for her newsletter.  Take a look at the Hat of Bunny store at Stuff to Scrap, too!

I've jumped right in and created two layouts with her "Sprinkles and Syrup" bundle because it is on sale for just $5!  But the deal only lasts until tomorrow, so go check it out now!

Sweet Girl

Here comes #2

 Sprinkles and Syrups Bundle 
 Image linked to store.

 Also check out these Layouts from my fellow CT members:
Sprinkles_and_Syrups ducksandbubbles

When you get the bundle, we'd all love to see what you create!

♥ Catherine

Saturday, September 7, 2013

I ♥ Pixel Scrapper!

This is my last post for the day, I promise!  I just wanted to pop in and let you know about an awesome digi community that I'm a part of - and the special they have going on this month!

Pixel Scrapper is one of the first digital scrap booking sites I discovered and I love it.  You can download papers and elements individually - only what you want - for free!  What's more is that the community is full of helpful, kind, and welcoming members.

The site runs on donations and this month they started a subscription plan.  You get unlimited personal use downloads for just $5 a month (regularly $10) OR unlimited commercial use downloads for $10 a month (regularly $20).

Consider signing up - I know I am!

Link to the Pixel Scrapper site.  Link to subscribe.

♥ Catherine

This & That by Cat's First Freebie!

As I mentioned earlier I've been working on a design challenge this week over at theStudio.  My motivation for participating was the freebie prize!  :)  This is the first time I've ever designed digi supplies and it won't be the last!  I had a lot of fun making this mini kit and I hope you like it!

Here's the preview:

Download Here:  4shared, dropbox

♥ Catherine

It's the {Simple} Things

Back with a quick post to show you a couple of layouts I made this week with a beautiful kit.

It's the {Simple} Things by Heidi Nicole Designs at

My nieces - aren't they cute?!  :)

♥ Catherine

First Week Update

How has an entire week passed since I started this blog??  This week has been a busy one, I've been working on some fun layouts and even a design challenge - which means a freebie for you!  (My first, so stay tuned!)

I have some more fun news today, I've recently accepted positions on two different Creative Teams!  yay!

First up is Cat Scrap Fever, a new and upcoming store run by Cat Armstrong.  Her CT call was the first I ever applied to, I'm really glad I did and am excited to be a part of her team!

Here is a sampling of some of her designs: 

Check out her brand new website! 

Next I have joined Heidi Nicole at  I was so flattered and humbled because Heidi actually reached out to me and asked me to be on her Creative Team.  After looking at her Graphics Packs, how could I say no?!

Check some of them out:
{Magical} Memories Graphics Pack Beautiful {YOU} Graphics Pack {King} for a Day Graphics Pack Play Like a {Girl} Graphics Pack
Find her store at

I can't wait to show you the pages I make with these ladies' beautiful designs!

Until next time!

♥ Catherine

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Inaugural Blog Post

Hi everyone!  (anyone??)

I'm starting a blog today... and this first post stuff is pretty hard, haha.  I'd like to be able to write something clever and witty, but alas it escapes me as I've just spent the last hour trying to customize my blog's background and header.  And I'm not even sure I like it!

I wanted a space to share my adventures in digi scrapping.  What's digi scrap??  That's another post for another day!  I myself just discovered it about two months ago and have learned so much and am completely addicted to it already.  This is the longest I've ever stuck with any craft endeavor - my husband is impressed!  :-D

I'll be back this coming week with some news and to show you a layout or two that I've created.

♥ Catherine