Saturday, January 30, 2010

What is Sweet Saturday!

How happy was I this morning when I realized that it is Sweet Shoppes 4th birthday? Pretty happy! Because that means 34% off this week. So not only can you get Kristin's beautiful new kit "A Fresh Start"

Emmasmommy--Me V2

Gracelikerain--Try Again

Kettkel--Life Changing

You can also get last week's new release "Happy Go Lucky"!!!!

Now that is what I call a Sweet Saturday!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hybrid Beauties!

Hi everyone. Kiki here again giving you some eye candy to look at from Kristin's product line. The hybrid projects that you can make with her stuff really are incredible. Some of the gals have made some beautiful badge albums, cards and even t-shirts! Take a look:

by gracelikerain:

by alien21xx:

by Firewolf:

by Geordie Girl:

by rainydays:

So if you are thinking of delving into the world of hybrid projects, what's stopping you? Kristin's product print out beautifully and are so versatile!

And be sure to check the store tomorrow for an amazing new product tomorrow!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Journaling on the background, example!

Hello KCB fans, Monique here with my layout featuring last week' journaling idea... to journal straight onto the background. Now I didn't use any of Kristin's things in this layout, I didn't really use anybody's stuff... lol. I decided to keep it real simple, kept the background white, used the eye dropper tool to pull some colour from the photos to put on the page, made my photos really pop, and journaled!

So here it is:

For full layout credits click here.

I'll see you all back here next week for another journaling idea. Maybe next week I'll go back to giving you journaling topics ;-) Have a happy scrappy day everyone!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Team Member Spotlight

Today we'ere spotlighting Leah (paperboutique)
Here's her bio.

I am a Mother to three beautiful children that amaze me with their wonders every single day. We live on an acreage in southwest Manitoba, Canada, with our 3 dogs and 6 cats. I am an in-home child care provider, currently working towards my Early Childhood Education, with the goal of being a Preschool Teacher once our youngest is in school full time.

Why She loves Kristin's Designs-I found Kristin's designs 3 years ago when I found the Sweet Shoppe. Every design of hers fit my scrapping style and my photos perfectly. They quickly went into the "must come to my" and I have continued to just keep adding over the years. LOL

When I asked her about her favorite Kristin kit,she said this- My favorite "Kristin" kit: can I pick just one? I love them all equally.
I gush over every single one. The ones that I use the most are: Sweet Caroline, All About Her and Blossom.

And this is Leah's favorite Layout using Kristin goodies!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Older kit showcase! Rugged!

Today I am doing a spotlight on one of K's releases from January of 2008....remember Rugged??? How could you forget! It is one of my favorites! Very versitile. It is in the Penny Candy section at the Sweet shoppe right now, for 30% off! Wahoo!!!

First I wanted to show you the layouts I found while browsing the gallery over at the sweet shoppe!







Traci Reed




And now here are a few fun things that I did last night with the kit!

So if you have the kit, pull it out of your stash and create a Layout with it, and if you don't grab it now while it is 30% off!! Come back and share a link to your creation so we can leave you some love!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Fun and Games...Template Challenge!

Happy Monday to everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend, I am here to bring you a template challenge today! Just download the template, create a layout with one of your favorite KCB kits and post a link back in the comment section to your layout! We will randomly choose a winner next monday for a GC to Kristins store! Simple enough?! For an extra chance at the GC, use K's latest kit, Happy Go lucky, in your layout and your name will be entered twice! Can't wait to see your layouts!

Downlaod here!

And here is my layout with it!

Friday, January 22, 2010

4-3-2-1 Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back with another recipe challenge for you! I'm calling this one the countdown challenge because here at home we are still waiting for winter to really hit us. The weather has been warming up, and the snow has been melting, which is not good for Canada's capital winter festival called Winterlude. We have the world's longest outdoor skating rink here, and I'm afraid that if the weather warms up too much we won't be able to skate this winter. I love skating and am anxious to get on that rink! So for the countdown to real winter weather, here's your challenge:

4 - papers
3 - ribbons
2 - photos
1 - frame

Use that recipe for your layout using Kristin's products and post a link to your layout in the comments. I'll come back and pick one of them at random to win a GC to Kristin's store.

Have fun everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Journaling on the background!

Hey all you KCB fans! It's Monique here with another way to get journaling on your page!

In my first post of the year I told you how you could use a template and swap out a photo for a journaling block, then last week I gave you a template so you could try it. This week I'm going to give you another idea on how to add journaling on your page, and that idea is to...

Journal right on the background!

That's right, choose a simple background and journaling right on it.

You can journal in a column on the side:

layout by gracelikerain

You can cluster photos on the top or bottom of the layout and use the rest of the space for journaling:

layout by banana1282

Scatter your elements and photos along the edges and display your journaling right in the middle:

layout by rainydays

Or you can leave the photos out completely and just journal:

layout by Kim Mauch

I'll be back next week with my own layout using one of the above ideas for journaling right on the background. If you do this, please link me up so I can see! Have a happy scrappy day everyone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CT Spotlight

Jennifer is in the spotlight today! I asked Jennifer to give us a brief bio on herself and here is what she said:
My name is Jennifer S. Wilson, but I go by StarXLR8 in most forums. I'm a scientist by day and a wife, mom, writer and memory keeper by night. I live in central Illinois with my husband, 2 step kids and 2 pets. Generally, you can find me organizing something, taking photos of my family (or my food) or snuggled in my special chair with the laptop.

How long have you been digi scrapping? What program you use? and what camera?
I'd never really paper scrapped, but was always fascinated with the end result. I discovered the world of digi early in 2008 and started really getting into in that fall. It was late that year that I began my digital scrapbooking blog Simple Scrapper, which has turned into a small side business. I wanted to share my learning process and fun finds with the entire community, especially beginners.

I use PSE 6 for Mac to scrap. We just recently got a family iMac and I'm thrilled to have a little more real estate for my pages. I received a Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet just this weekend and can't wait to try scrapping with it!

This past summer I upgraded to a digital SLR, a Canon XSi. I'm still learning how to leverage all of the manual features, but I am loving the images. For Christmas and my birthday, I added two new lenses to my toolkit, a super wide angle for dramatic landscape shots and a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for natural-looking indoor shots.

Must have items on your pages?
I am in love with beautiful patterned papers. I love using paper blocking, strips and piecing as a design element. I also totally dig all the flowers and word art strips KCB includes in her kits!

Your favorite layouts & your favorite kits!
It turns out that my favorite digital look is one that mimics traditional scrapbooks. I love a fairly clean page design with pretty papers, vibrant colors and little clusters here and there.

You & me
Then & now


and favorite kits!

All about her

Falling leaves

Cloud 9

What inspires you?

I am inspired by the details, by noticing, capturing and preserving everything you love, with things you love. I love smiles and smirks. I love kits with lots of little word art bits and fasteners. I love hand-drawn script alphas. I love kraft paper. I love perfectly exposed photos straight out of the camera. I love the light in late afternoon on a blue sky day. Happy memory keeping is a gentle harmony of art, simplicity and productivity.

Here is a link to Jennifers gallery!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Some lovely hybrid projects!

Hi everyone. Kiki here. I've been absolutely loving what I'm seeing in the SSD gallery lately using Kristin's stuffs and I wanted to share. There have been some lovely hybrid additions to the gallery at SSD lately, and Kristin's kits are just awesome if you've been itching to try hybrid. Check these out.

by UKJem:
by mpatry:

by dbrprc:

by MamaBee:

Personally, I've just started exploring hybrid projects, and it's so much fun! And as you can see, Kristin's products make it so easy, because they print so well, and there are so many fun elements and papers to use. Why not try out making a card using KCB's products this week and see how easy hybrid can be. Link me up with your final project so that I can leave you some love!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Template Freebie!

As promised, I'm back this week with a template freebie to help you with creating layouts filled with journaling!

You can use any template with multiple photo spots to help you add journaling to your layouts, simply substitute one of the photo spots with a journaling card. This also helps you to get more from your templates, rotate or flip them, exchange photos for journaling spots, cut photo spots in half to add 2 photos instead of 1 etc... are all ways of stretching a template to get more from it or to make it work for you.

So here's a free template to help you try out this technique:

Use one of the 3 photo spots for journaling and link me up to your layout so I can see!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CT Spotlight- Angel (ajf9597)

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today the spotlight is on Angel aka ajf9597! Angel has a unique style all her own which really shows in all her beautiful layouts! Her use of white space is fabulous. She has been digi scrapping for 3 years now.
Here are a few of her recent layouts!

Snow, snow and more snow:

Pretty girl:


my first stocking cap:

Beautiful!! Here is a link to her gallery, full of inspiration!!!

I asked the Ct members to do a lift of one of her beautiful layouts and here is what I have to show you!!

One from me and nikki, LOL we both lifted Angel's Storytime;


and mine:

Leslie lifted Angel's Halloween;

here is her layout:

and Kjersti lifted I hope you dance:

here is her LO:

If you would like to play along with us girls, lift a LO of Angel's and link us up to your LO in the comment section that way we can leave you some love!