Friday, July 30, 2010

The Reason why....

It's Saturday and Kristin has paired up with the fabulous Meg once again to create this beautiful Kit~ The Reason why...

Sunny bright and full of sweet elements to adorn your pages. Your photos and memories deserve to be preserved using this gorgeous kit!

Here are some BEAUTIFUL layouts that the team have created!

by emmasmommy

by tuneskids

by yari

by libbysmommy

by lizzy257

by kjersti

by eranslow

And if you missed Thursdays post here on the blog, make sure you check it out! Kiki has created a wonderful August desktop with this kit! Have a great Long weekend! :)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Can't wait until tomorrow to see what's new?

Boy oh boy are you going to love what's coming tomorrow. I can't say much, but let me tell you a little bit about the gorgeousness that will hit stores tomorrow. Think blue skies, bright sunny colours to scrap your summer memories with. Oh and don't forget the very cool journal tags! Yes, I have to say that Kristin is one of the reasons that I scrap. You may think that you've lost your scrapping mojo, but when you open this new kit, I can almost guarantee that you'll find it again.

Now if you really need to see what I'm talking about: 1. you have to check out Kristin's store tomorrow and 2. you need to download the August desktop I've made for your enjoyment.

You can download the desktop here. The one zip contains 3 sizes, 1440X900, 1280X800 and 1024X765.

And then you can get ready for some amazing shopping in Kristin's store tomorrow morning when the new releases hit. Have a great weekend everyone!

July's Hybrid Highlights!

Hey KCB fans! Monique here with this month's hybrid highlights, a time to show off the cutting and pasting talents of our CT as well as yours. So be sure to post your hybrid projects that use KCB's products in the Sweet Shoppe gallery (everyone's welcome to post in the designer gallery if your upload includes designer products!). You never know when you might see your craftiness showcased on the blog!

So here are a few hybrid beauties I found this morning that are wonderful inspiration!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Fun during Days of Summer!

Oh those lazy days of summer. Time in the pool, on the patio, under the sprinklers. It's hot, sunny and refreshing! You just have to love Kristin's new kit to capture those memories. Take a look:

It is summer personified and it's so easy to work with and versatile. Look at what folks have done with it already.

by Lizzy257:

by neenee:

by rainydays:

by KayM:

So if you are looking for a beautiful summer kit that invokes memories of the warm summer sun, the splash of the pool, and the light summer breeze, this is your kit. Go get it, now!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Older kit Showcase- Seaside

Happy Thursday Everyone! I am sooooo glad that this week is coming to an end, sigh! Anyone else have cranky kids?? LOL Today I am bring you our older kit showcase and I choose to do it on the kit Seaside. This kit is absolutely amazing! So soft and gorgeous and jammed packed with tonnes of beach goodies! It is PERFECT for all your summer vacation photos!
This one is still one of my absolute favorites! Kristin released it a year ago, and it has been by come to kit for many, many layouts!
Here are a few beauties I found in the SSD gallery:

This kit is awesome!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trivia Tuesday!

Hi everyone. Just a quick blog post today from Kiki. I found this really cute quiz - What Hobby are You? Apparently I like food too much. Yes, it's true. I always suspected it, but it's confirmed now. And funny enough, I do love to cook. What hobby are you?

You Are Cooking

You are a very generous and caring person. You love to make other people happy, and you love to give.

You are content when you are busy with projects. You enjoy working with your hands.

You are both intuitive and creative. You are good at figuring out how to make things work, and you love to experiment.

You may be only following recipes for now, but eventually you'll be creating your own amazing, original meals.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A collab kit - Au Naturel

What do you get when you put Kristin and Scrapkitchen Designs in a room together and throw away the key? A super cute, soft and pretty collab kit!! I think all of their past collabs have been some of my favourite kits- always so soft and pretty!

Here's this week's new release and a few layouts/projects that the team have already put together! (and remember - the kit is 20% off today only!).

And just in case you doubted my claim that all KCB/ScrapKitchen kits are beautiful, here are a couple more of their collabs!

Live Laugh Love (30% off Penny Candy kit!)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Scrapping for the kitchen!

Hey KCB fans,

I wanted to share with you this week something that I made that really helps keep me organized with mealtime. I made it a while ago using a now retired (sorry) Cozy Kitchen by Kristin.

On the left you can see that I have the days of the week printed - this is for my meal planning. Then on the right is a space for writing things that we need to buy... then when I'm making my grocery list I can refer to that for things that we've run out of. Having this kitchen helper has really made dinnertime a lot easier. I can see a few days in advance what the meal plan is and take meat out of the freezer ahead of time. And the list side really keeps me from forgetting things that I don't usually buy but may need.

Now to make this all I did was scrap my image at 8x10 and printed at my local photo printer. Then I laminated it (later on I glued magnets to the back for sticking to the fridge) and it's done! Find yourself a fine tip dry erase marker and you're ready to organize your meal planning and shopping!

So why don't you pick out a fun kit from your stash and scrap yourself a kitchen helper too? It'll also reduce how often the hubby and kids ask what's for dinner since they can just read it for themselves :-)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sugar and Spice

Its finally Saturday....and you know what that means????!!!! Yes! Kristin has a fabulous new release today called Sugar and Spice! This kit is loaded with gorgeous elements, and such a soft beautiful pallet!

And here are a few layouts made with this beauty!

Be sure to check out this fabulous kit HERE- and grab it today cause it's 20% off! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Trivia Thursday!

Hi everyone. Well summer has definitely hit my area here in the last week. We've had heat warnings and advisories....makes me think that we should have moved closed to a beach. Well there's always air conditioning I suppose. All the same, while we may be sweltering, the gardens are absolutely loving this heat. In fact this week we picked our first produce from the garden, well ahead of schedule.

So here's your quiz for this Thursday. I hope you enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed doing it, and was not surprised by my answer. Will you be?

You Are an English Garden

You are creative and vibrant. You are inspired by everything around you, and you don't have any one style.

You like a mix of old and new. And you always have something unique to add to the equation as well.

You are informal, open-minded, and flexible. You love to play around with art and design.

You tend to change things up a lot. Whether it's your own clothes or your home, you can't stay with one look for long!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Customer/Winner spotlight!!

 I want to congratulate Rebecca aka mamabee for submitting her awesome layout-

into our journaling challenge last month! As part of her prize, I am going to do a Spotlight on her. She has a truely unique and beautiful scrapping style and I am sure you have seen her layouts around!

Here is a brief bio on Rebecca!
I'm Rebecca and I'm a 34 year old SAHM to one very well photographed 3 year old, Jacob. I'm also wife of 5 years to David, who is very supportive even though he doesn't totally understand how I can spend so much time and money on digital bytes of data. LOL! We live  in Wisconsin... smack dab in Packer Country! I started traditional scrapbooking in 2000 after a 13 week business trip to England. My step-dad lent me his brand new camera that took digital photos and saved them on 3.25 disks!!!! I had over 500 photos at the end of the trip and tons of brochures on places we saw and I wanted a creative way to display those... that is when I took my first trip to Hobby Lobby. I didn't get into Digital until 2008, when I purchased Memory Maker for my mom... I wanted more selection in kits... and that is when I found SSD and I was officially hooked on Digi. Once in awhile I do make pre-made traditional paper albums for family and friends as gifts.

What program you use? and what camera?

Photoshop Elements 7.0... I do have CS4 but haven't taken the leap to switch over yet. I shoot with Canon Rebel and just got a Canon Powershot 1300 as my "purse camera"... love it!

Must have items on your pages?

Buttons are a must... a page isn't complete unless there is at least one button on a page.

Your favorite KCB layouts (that you have made) & your favorite kits!
Two of my most favorite layouts happen to use the same kit... and it's one of my favorite kits... Artist's canvas

What inspires you? Everyday events... I scrap the moment, little things that my son says or does... even packaging designs of things like laundry detergent... Things that I don't remember from my childhood, much less a year ago!

how long have you been digicrapping? I've been digi for 2 years.

any advice or secrets tips to share?? The only advice I have is to scrap for yourself and not worry about why you aren't on gallery standouts or get a lot of comments... if you scarp for yourself, your true style will come through and you will like your pages more and more people will like your pages. :)

Here is a link to Rebeccas gallery, take a look at all her beautiful layouts!! Thanks for playing along Rebecca!

Friday, July 2, 2010

A new collab kit with LA!

Hey KCB fans!! Kristin has a new kit and it's another collab kit with Lauren Grier! It's called Just Breathe and it's on sale for 20% off today only! Here's the preview and some layout inspiration!!

by rainydays

by laurabobaura

by nanienamou

by emmasmommy

by LenaBrandenbourg