Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Release –Dear Diary

Kristin is so amazing! How can you resist making some about me layouts with this lovely little deal? And let us not forget that it is 20%off today.


I have to admit, this one makes me want to dust off my CS4 and play.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Some Hybrid Beauties!

Hi everyone. Kiki here with some beautiful projects to show you, but first...

I'm going to allow another week for people to complete the latest recipe challenge I posted, because it's a really fun one and easy too...and I know some folks had said that they were playing so they probably need a little bit more time. And that's ok!

Now, onto some eye candy!

By Chastml:

By Cayla73:

By JenTapler:

By bellbird425:

Well that wraps up the hybrid showcase for this week. These gorgeous projects are awesome keepsakes and isn't that the main thrust of scrapbooking? Why not try a project today?

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February's Journaling Freebie!

Hey everyone! I'm here with this month's journaling freebie! It includes a place for journaling and a photo, and the colours are perfect for journaling about a special man you might have in your life ;-)

Here's the preview, click *here* to download!

Please do not share the link or the download- if anyone asks where you got it, just direct them to here so they can download it for themselves. Thanks!

The kit used to make this journaling freebie is called My Everything:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Team Member Spotlight-Monique (mpatry)

So sorry I'm late getting this up today. I've been getting ready for a big vacation to Florida on Friday.

Today we're spotlighting Monique.

Tuesday Trivia?

Well, this was supposed to be my tuesday post. But the was this "HUGE STORM' yesterday. And I couldn't stay online to save my life. And the storm was not even that bad. Gotta love New England weather. So in honor of my internet woes, try this quiz!


When you're online, you're the life of the party.

You always have a silly link to share or a new emoticon that you've discovered.

You're always up for chatting, and you respond to your friends' messages right away.

You're not just laughing out loud with friends online... you're rolling on the floor laughing!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Colour-ific layouts!

Hi everyone! Monique here posting a quick post on this beautiful Monday (the sun is shinning, and I think some of this snow might actually melt today! Yay!). I was browsing through KCB's gallery at SSD and found a few amazing layouts about colour! And they all used the same amazing KCB kit - Artist's Canvas!

I just had to share them with you, so here they are -3 beautiful, colourful layouts! Go leave these ladies some love!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

All Aboard!


Kristin put out this adorable train kit this week! Look at those bright, happy colors! Show me what you did with it please?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Recipe Challenge

Hi everyone. Sorry this is so excuses, just an apology. And a fun challenge this week. Are you up for a recipe challenge? Our latest winner, Stace, is enjoying her winnings from one of the recent challenges.

Well I have a different kind of recipe challenge for you this week. February is the month of Love so that's the theme for this challenge:

L - use at least one label
O - Your title must begin with O
V - use at least one piece of vellum, or a vellum-like element
E - You must ENJOY this challenge :)

Have fun! Use Kristin's products in your layout and come back and post a link so that we can leave you some love. In about one week, I'll come back to choose a winner at random! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Heartfelt Journling, my layout!

OMGosh I am such a flake! LOL, it's a little after 9pm here and I just realized I forgot to blog today!

Monique here, posting my layout for my Heartfelt Journaling challenge this month. Created using KCB's newest kit My Everything:

Journaling reads:

You are my life, my love, my everything.

I love the little things you do -
rub my shoulders and feet when I'm tired,
leave me a container of leftovers when I'm working late,
allow me my time to scrapbook or read,
not make me feel guilty for indulging in the things I love.

I love how you remember the little things that I love -
what kind of chocolates I love,
what crafting supplies I've been searching for,
what movies I love.

I love the heartfelt messages you write in my cards,

I love how on our 5th wedding anniversary you gave me 5 cards
-one for each year.

And I love you -
how you giggle when you're on a swing,
the silly grin you give me when you want to make me laugh.

I love you so much
it makes my heart ache
And you make me cry
- tears of joy, to have you in my life.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ct Spotlight!

Welcome to Wednedsay spotlight for Wednesday February 17th! Hope you are all enjoying watching the Olypmics! I know we are trying to watch as much as possible with our 3 year old completely addicted to her cartoons, LOL, although I must say, she really enjoyed watching the ladies snowboard cross racing yesterday and after 'our girl' won the gold, we had the rest of the afternoon to re-enact it out! With her being the 'skiboarder' LOL! Lets get on with the spotlight! Stephanie or aka nanienamou!

I'm Stephanie, mother to three little boys, living right next to Ottawa, Canada with my honey. We've been together since 1998. I also work from home. I've been scrapping since 2006, but in a more 'serious' fashion since November 2008. Other hobbies include reading and cooking.

2 What program you use? and what camera?

To scrap, I've just updated myself to Photoshop CS4. I was using Photoshop CS3 until a month ago.

3 Must have items on your pages?

Lots of patterned paper, buttons, flowers, ribbons... My pages are always loaded, lol!

4 Your favorite KCB layouts (that you have made) & your favorite kits!

12 years together

Nice Hat
Celestin's 1st Christmas
My favorite kits:

Happy Go Lucky

Holiday Classics Collection

Sweet Caroline

5 What inspires you?

Browsing through the galleries usually does the job.

6. Besides SSD where to you spend your time digi scrappin lurkin!?

SSD is my digiscrap home. I sometimes go read on Digishoptalk or My Scrapbook Art, but I'm mainly in the forums at SSD. I also follow three scrap blogs: Daily Digi, Simple Scrapper and Log Your Memory.

Stephanies gallery is plump full of wonderful goodies, so take a peek and leave her some love!

Merci Beaucoup Stephanie!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Freebie Time!

Just wanted to share this little template with you based of my Happiness Is Layout.

Download it here!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sweet Shoppe Saturday

Kristin has a beautiful new kit out this weekend.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Beautiful Hybrid Projects for your Sweetie!

Hi everyone. What an exciting Friday! The Olympics open tonight, and this weekend we have a scrapper's favourite holiday, Valentine's Day. Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Who can't get behind that, right? Have you decided what you are going to give your sweetie yet? Why not take this opportunity to try out a hybrid project as a gift. Check these out.

by tettletop20:

by Jen Tapler:

by Colleen Swerb:

by cindyg:

Aren't they gorgeous? Those are just a sampling of what you can do to make a great gift. I love the project that Jen personal and sweet. It will be a keepsake for years to come.

So go ahead and try making a hybrid project, maybe using Kristin's Cloud 9 kit:

I think anything you make with this kit will turn out to be something that your sweetie will love! Have a great chocolatey weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Heartfelt journaling examples!

Hello KCB fans, Monique here... a bit late in the day I know! But today is my DD's 5th birthday and we've been a bit busy! She had her Valentine's party at school this morning, then after a light lunch we let her open her presents. We just got back from taking her bowling! It was her first time bowling, and she loved it! Now it's break, I think mom and dad need the break, she seems to still be going strong... lol.

Now on to today's post! Today I wanted to show you some layouts that the team have made that include lots of heartfelt journaling (this month's journaling challenge). Won't you try it too? I'll be back next week with my layout!

Strong by nikkiepperson

100% You by Jennifer

The Apple by Emmasmommy

Thoughts of You by Kjersti

Be You by rochelle789

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CT Spotlight-Nesser1981!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Todays spotlight is on our very talented Nesser1981!
Vanessa has an amazing style and uniqueness to her layouts
I asked Vanessa to answer a few questions for me, and here is what she had to say!
I'm Vanessa, almost 29. Married to Sean, 2 great kids, Keira (almost 5) and Cooper (almost 2). We moved to Michigan in June after I seperated from the Air Force. I've been digi scrapping since August 2006 and I'm currently going to school for photography.

2 What program you use? and what camera?
I used CS3 and a Rebel XSi with a Sigma 30mm 1.4

3 Must have items on your pages?
I love stitches, buttons, and a patterned background paper with usually a solid forground paper.

4 Your favorite KCB layouts (that you have made) & your favorite kits!
fav layouts
10 moments I'll never forget

Happiness Is

And some of my favorite KCB kits are
Family Ties

Happy Go Lucky

Falling Leaves

5 What inspires you? My kids, I don't really know what else to say, they're the reason I scrap.

6. Besides SSD where to you spend your time digi scrappin lurkin!?
Well, lately I've started hanging out a little at I Love and I signed up for ClickinMoms today.

Here is a link to Vanessa's gallery, please take a minute to browse thru her amazing gallery!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

New Release!

Happy Saturday every one! Kristin didn't have a solo new release today but I wanted to let you all know that she did get together with Mandabean, Susan Bartolini and Robin Carlton to bring you: Limited Edition: Little Miss sassy pants! Annnndd, it's on SALE NOW!!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Aren't Fridays terrific?

I absolutely love Fridays, don't you? They signify the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend. And once we hit the weekend I feel like I can handle whatever life has to throw at me. It's like a fresh start....hmmmm, Fresh Start, now where have I heard that before? Oh, right! That's Kristin's new kit that she released!
Have you had a chance to use it yet? It's absolutely terrific to work with. If you haven't worked with it yet, here's your chance to have fun with it and get in a draw for a gift certificate for Kristin's products:

Create a layout using the theme A Fresh Start, using Kristin's kit of the same name, and come back and post a link to your layout. I'll pick someone at random to win the gift certificate in about one week.

And congratulations go to Stace, who won a gift certificate to Kristin's store from posting her link to her layout using the Warm theme. Be sure to get in touch with me so that I can send you your gift certificate code!

Well have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February's Journaling Challenge

Hey KCB fans! Monique here with another journaling challenge. This month I'd like to challenge myself (and you too) to create a layout about someone you love. Include lots of heartfelt journaling for a memorable and loving layout. Here are some KCB kits that are perfect for love (and family) themed layouts:

Cloud 9

Love is in the Air

Summer Wedding templates

Family Ties

See you all next week! :-)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ct Spotlight!

Todays feature is on the lovely Jennifer!
I asked Jennifer to tell us a little bit about herself and here is what she had to say!
I'm Jennifer, SAHM to Ryan (6) and Caroline (4). I'm 30 and have been married for almost 9 years to my college sweetheart. I am a retired teacher and even if I do go back to work when C is in school, I won't be teaching anymore, lol.

I've been a paper scrapper for years and years and digi since summer '08. I've been with Kristin since February 2009 and I'm soooooooo thrilled to still be here.

2 What program you use? and what camera? Photoshop CS3 and Nikon D40

3 Must have items on your pages? Layers--flowers, ribbons, string, frames, etc. I also like to journal a lot!

4 Your favorite KCB layouts (that you have made) & your favorite kits! My fave layouts are


My fav kits are
Happy Go Lucky

and Sweet Caroline

5 What inspires you? Everything! My kids, my husband, fellow scrappers are only a few of my inspirations.

6. Besides SSDwhere to you spend your time digi scrappin lurkin!? (hmmm..that sounds weird!) I design at Polka Dot Plum, so definitely there. I'm also loving Log Your Memory!

I invite you to take a peak thru Jennifer's gallery as it is plump FULL of inspiration!