Friday, October 29, 2010

Free desktop background for November!

Hello KCB fans! I'm here today to share with you a desktop background for you all to use in November! There's room for 2 photos, and there's no calendar or even a date on it so you can use it whenever and for as long as you like!

You can download the desktop backgrounds here: Glow Desktop Background
Or check out this beautiful fall kit in the Sweet Shoppe!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Freebie Time!

Hi all! Kiki here with a little fun cluster for you to enjoy. I have to say that when I saw Kristin's Glow kit the first time I set eyes on it. The colours are so rich and wonderful for this time of year. Warm and it just glows.

I had to scrap with it. So I did, twice! One of my layouts had a cluster that was really fun to make and just made the layout pop. So I'm giving it to you to play with. You'll notice that that centre of the cluster is empty. Simply layer on a small photo anywhere you like, shadow the cluster and the photo and your layout is almost finished if you decide to use quite a bit of white space.

I hope you enjoy this. You can download it here. If you use it, be sure to link us up in the comments so that we can leave you some love. Have a great week!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Fall y'all!

With the seasons changing and it being Fall here in Canada I thought we could find out our Autumn Personality. Do you like to play in the leaves? Would you rather curl up with a good book? Click on the quiz and find out what your personality is then come back here and let me know!

Your Autumn Personality is Adventurous

There's something about a chill in the air that gets your blood pumping. /you're ready to go have some fun.

Consider hiking up your favorite mountain or spending a weekend at a bed and breakfast.

You're the type of person who likes to try all the new fall dishes and come up with the best Halloween costume.

Go ahead and let yourself experience some new things this autumn. There's lots to try!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Challenge~ Spin it-to win it!

Hi everyone! This week was off to a slow start and I am already hoping for Friday to come LOL! Anyone ever have weeks like that?!? Today I am bringing you a fun little challenge called Spin it-to win it! The object of the game is to take this beautiful LO created by Sarah8914 and spin it! You can go any way that you choose. Post a link back to your LO here in the comment section to win a GC to Kristin's store! I will close this contest on Tuesday October 26th!

Here is the layout to spin and lift!

and here is what I did with it! Spun 90 degrees to the right:

using Remember this by Kristin Cronin-Barrow & Meghan Mullens

Come play along! I can't wait to see everyone's lift!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New kit release - The Way You Are!

The Way You Are is for everyone who has someone close to their hearts whom they love unconditionally. The clear pinks, blues, sage green and krafts come together to create a kit that is timeless. It's time to scrap those every day moments, the ones that remind you that even in the little things, you cherish that someone just the way they are.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

CT Spotlight on Kjersti!

Good morning everyone. Here's a spotlight on Kjersti. You are going to love getting to know her better. I just call her the Queen of Dropshadows, clusters and all things wonderful, but that's just me. You'll see from her layouts though that she is just an amazing scrapper, especially when it comes to working with Kristin's products.

How long have you been digi-scrapping? And how did you get into it?
I heard the term "digi-scrap" one day so I googled it. I started clicking on sites and a whole new world opened up to me!! I uploaded my first layout to the Sweetshoppe in July 2009 and I've been hooked ever since.

What program you use? and what camera?
I have the Nikon D3 which I absolutely love and my favorite lens is the Nikkor 24-70. I just got Lightroom 3 a couple of weeks ago but I'm still trying to figure out how to import and export my photos!! I use CS4 to create my layouts.

Do you print out your layouts? Have you made any photobooks?
I've made several photobooks and my girls just love laying in bed at night looking at them. It's really hard for me to journal but I'm realizing how important it is to tell the story that goes with the photographs.

What are your favourite layouts and why?
I love this layout because my daughter was spinning, and spinning, and spinning while I was trying to take her photo! I think I captured her personality and was able to have it really shine in the layout.

I was really sad when my daughter started first grade and I didn't have my buddy around anymore. I made this layout so I could remember how much I missed her while she was at school!

What are your favourite KCB products? My favorite kit is Daydream Believer.

What's your favourite type of picture to scrap?
I love scrapping simple photos with not to much going on in the background. I've noticed I tend to crop in pretty tight on the faces!

What inspires you?
My girls inspire me. Life goes by pretty quickly. My daughters are already ten and six and I want to capture every moment and cherish it forever. I never want it to end. I want to scrap it all!

Do you have any digital scrapbooking tips and tricks you want to share?
I finally learned that you have to design pages for YOURSELF. Pages that YOU actually love and that bring a smile to your face when you look at them.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween treat bags!

Hi KCB fans! Monique here to share with you my Halloween treat bags for my daugher's class this year. They were quick to design and easy to assemble and look very nice. Here's what I made:
The first thing I did was to design the yellow label and the little tag. I then pasted as many as I needed onto a word document and printed them on my printer. You could also paste them onto a photo size document in your photo editing program and print that at your local photo developer's.

Then I took some black cardstock and cut them in half, scored and folded 1.5inches to create my packaging's "topper" portion. I used a Martha Stewart edge trimmer to pretty up the edge, then used just a bit of glue to keep the label strip in place.

Once the bags were filled (I used 5x7inch bags that I got really cheap on ebay ages ago), I lined up the edges of the bag inside the fold of the cardstock and stapled it in place. I then stapled on the To/From tag at the corner.

Once the labels and tags were designed and printed, the assembly probably took about 30 minutes for a dozen of these bags.

Here's a close up of the bag's edge (sorry for the blurry-ness of the photo):

Kit used is Kristin's Halloween kit from last year, one that's still a huge favourite among her CT:

**Pumpkin used in the To/From tag is from Lliella Designs' Little Tricksters kit. Also available at the Sweet Shoppe.**

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New kit release - Glow!

Fall in love all over again! Bright hues of ambers and rust meet rich reds with a touch of sparkle and whimsy to create Glow. You'll love these beautifully textured papers, rafia accents, luscious leaves and flowers! Wood accent word art and the rustic frames round out this beautiful kit. Add some wandering sparkly vines and you've got a layout that will help your memories glow!

by LybbysMommy

by jacinda

by Sheana

by litabells

by Kiki

by emmasmommy

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Show me your Halloween Layouts!!

browsing through the gallery at SSD I found some awesome Halloween layouts that I thought I would share!
Here are some made with Bewitching~ by Kristin:

by aly321

by teresa

by dana

by LibbysMommy

And a few made with Cast a spell:

By g8rbeckie

by jennilyn

by rochelle789

by Kjersti

Link us up to some of your Halloween Layouts! Halloween is one of my all time favorite days, and I can not wait till this year! I will be escorting a 'beautiful' sleeping beauty and a scary little spider! LOL

Here is a little freebie I have made using Cast a Spell~ Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hybrid Showcase Tuesday!

Welcome to hybrid showcase Tuesday! I'm Kiki and here to show you some of the great projects that people have been making with Kristin's products. What great stuff. Take a look:

First up, for all the chocolate lovers out there... pkstew2 did this wonderful Nugget Wrap! How cool is this project?! This project uses All Star and Tropical Hideaway.

Here's a cute project for October! A treat tote by Joana1n using Bewitching and My Everything.

And check out Joana1n's birdcage! Gorgeous defined! This project uses Just Breathe, A Wonderful World, Apple Blossom, The Reasons Why, Nature's Retreat.
Now how cute is this? inskidahv made this one using Lil’ Buggy. Look at all those patterned papers!

This adorable card was made by DeepGirl using Apple Blossom: I love the punched paper borders and the big apple.

So as you can see, there are quite a few ways to use Kristin's products in hybrid projects, and look at how well they mix and match. So get to it. Start a hybrid project, even if it's just a card. Giving a gift you've made with your own hands is so rewarding, and appreciated by the receiver.

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Remember This by Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Meghan Mullens

Happy Saturday! I had such a long week and am so happy the weekend is finally here! Kristin and Meg teamed up this week and made this beautiful kit!
Remember this: Memory-keeping at its best--a kit to show off all your favorite moments! Purples, brown, white and greens combine harmoniously to create a soothing color palette, feminine enough for girls, hearty enough for boys. Papers are textured in both solid and patterns and embellishments include flowers, leaves, ribbons, a wood frame, journaling cards, tags and so much more. We all have moments we need to remember...let this kit help you beautifully save those moments forever!

This kit is amazing! Here are a few Layouts I found in the gallery!

Make sure you stop by the shoppe and grab it today, it's 20% off!!!