Friday, January 31, 2014

Freebie: "Be Mine" February 2014 Pixel Scrapper Blog Train

Sorry for the radio (blog?) silence the last few weeks... the first part of January I was in design mode, the second half I was in scrapping mode.  I completed the Month of Challenges at The Lilypad - that's 31 pages!  On top of that I still completed all of their regular monthly challenges, challenges at other forums, and a few CT pages - bringing my total to 61 layouts for January.  That number just sounds exhausting!  I'm going to share a few of my favorites next week.  :)

I made these glitters earlier in January when Marisa was out of town and the designers needed some glitters to play with.  Then due to all of the scrapping, I never got around to making anything else!  So without further adieu, here are your glitters - enjoy!

Download here:  4shared, dropbox

For the rest of the train, visit this thread at Pixel Scrapper!

♥ Catherine

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Freebie: Month of Beginnings and a $1 Kit!

Hat of Bunny has a beautiful new release, "Month of Beginnings" is designed with January, the first month of the year in mind. In this kit, you can find elements that will help you document your start of the new year, including all the planning, goal-setting, list-making, organizing and re-organizing you're bound to do at this time of the year.

This amazing kit is currently on sale for just $1 for a limited time... what a steal!  Find it at Scrap Takeout:


Some inspiration from myself and the Hat of Bunny CT:


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by Lea, Amber, Shelby, Heather

I'm still on my glitter kick so I had to make a coordinating freebie for you, enjoy!


Download here: 4shared, dropbox

You'll find a quick page freebie on Lea's blog:

And don't forget the daily "Winter Friends" download at Grace's blog:

Grab Month of Beginnings now!  You don't want to miss this deal!

♥ Catherine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Freebie: "The Song of the Heart" LDS January 2014 Blog Train

For those of you stopping by for the LDS blog train... sorry I'm a little late, I was not as prepared as I thought I was.  Nice first impression, right?!  :)


Download here: 4shared, dropbox

List of stops:

This and That by Catherine
Brightly Street
One Scrap Happy Chic
KatLen Kreations
Dora's Digitals
Designs by Dede
WinksArt Graphics
Granny Enchanted
Snip Snap Scrap Designs

Be sure to leave some love along the way!  Enjoy!

♥ Catherine

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Indigo Serenade

Here is a beautiful, bright, and vibrant new release from Key Lime Digi Design - Indigo Serenade.  It's like a breath of fresh air and the perfect way to beat the winter blues.  Once you start creating with it, you won't want to stop!

Indigo Serenade

Layouts from myself and the KLDD CT:

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You should also know that there are a ton of free goodies to collect that coordinate with Indigo Serenade.  Here's a list of them, the images are linked to where you need to go to get them.  :)

Free With Purchase of Full Kit:

Newsletter Subscriber Exclusive Add-On (sign up on facebook):

Journal Cards Challenge Gift (details on KLDD blog):

P.S. A little birdie told me there also a coupon included with Indigo Serenade for the KLDD store!

♥ Catherine

Winter Friends

Hat of Bunny is having a birthday this month (along with a few members of her family) and she is celebrating BIG!  Starting today you'll be able to download the Winter Friends kit, one part a day, for 10 days.  The only thing you need to do is visit the Hat of Bunny blog or facebook page to sign up for the newsletter if you aren't already a subscriber!

More details on the blog:
Facebook (I hear there will be coupons!):

A layout from myself and a few from the HOB CT:

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by Lea and Amber

I wanted to get in on the celebrating so I went on a glitter spree!  Head on over to the Hat of Bunny facebook page to download!

Thanks for reading, enjoy your freebies!

♥ Catherine

Freebie: Winter Wedding Mini Kit

I participated in the Color Challenge at theStudio this month.  I love the palette so much I made a layout AND a mini kit.  Enjoy!

Download here: 4shared, dropbox

Be sure to check theStudio Color Challenge forum for more coordinating pieces!

♥ Catherine

Monday, January 6, 2014

Speed Scrappin at 6am

Yes, you read that title right... I got up at 6am this morning (An hour earlier than I had to - on a Monday no less!) to attend and complete a speed scrap at the Lilypad!  Sometimes I think I'll do anything for a coupon, hahaha.

Here were the instructions:

Step 1: Choose a lightly patterned background paper. Then add at least 3 other papers to your page, hanging off two different edges. These can be angled for more interest.

Step 2: Secure these top papers down with at least 2 different items... either tape, staples, stitching, brads, pins etc... The more fasteners, the better.

Step 3: Add one photo to your page and frame or mat it.

Step 4: Place several elements behind (at least 3) and on top (at least 3) of your photo. Beginner Note: the flatter elements go in the back and the more dimensional elements go on top.

Step 5: Add doodles or paint. Note: you can use the technique from Day 3 if you choose to cross your paper or photo with your doodles/paint.
Or you can just add the doodles/paint to the background paper.

Step 6: Add a dimensional title to your page (alpha, stitch, etc) and add your date/journaling.

Step 7: Shadow and add as much extra stuff as you want. :)

And here is my page:

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click image for credits

I know I kind of skimped on step 6, but what kind of journaling can you do of a picture of your own face at 6 in the morning after you've already used this picture in 3 other layouts, haha.  I completed my layout in about 40 minutes, uploaded it, got ready for work and even left the house on time!  My husband didn't notice I got out of bed early... nobody tell him, I don't want him to know I can actually wake up in the morning when I want to!  :)

This speed scrap and layout are part of The Lilypad's month of challenges... if you're not doing it yet, you should be!  Lots of chances to win prizes and everyone who completes all 31 challenges will receive a $20 coupon to the store!  (I told you I'd do anything for a coupon!!)  Check out the details here:

Thanks for reading!!

♥ Catherine

Friday, January 3, 2014

Freebie: Everyday is a Fresh Start Mini Kit

Yesterday Marisa posted a new design challenge at Pixel Scrapper - to make a mini kit with 6 papers and 12 elements... I don't think I've ever completed a challenge so quickly!  Sometimes inspiration hits and everything falls into place, and I just love how this mini kit turned out.  I don't really do New Years resolutions, I believe everyday brings the opportunity to better ourselves and work towards our goals.  For instance, improving my design skills... I'm pretty proud that I used a few new tricks while I was putting this kit together tonight.  I hope you like it, let me know if you make any layouts... enjoy!

Download here: 4shared, dropbox

There aren't too many posted just yet, but keep an eye out in the forum for more freebies from other Pixel Scrapper members!

♥ Catherine