Free Photobook & My NSD Competition Winner

Wow, what a blast National Scrapbooking Day & Cinco de Scrapo was!

Thanks to everyone who visited and especially those who took the time to comment.

So, now I have a winner to announce…………drumroll please………..

you are a winner!


Congratulations Joanne K you are the winner of my Creme de la Creme kit featured in my CatDesignz store at My Memories. Please contact me to get your free mega kit.


Creme de la Creme

And if you didn’t win I still have something a little special for you – I want to tell you about the free photobook promotion which is ongoing at My Memories

The offer is a free 6 x 6 photobook and you can literally make a complete book in a snap using one of the premade templates that comes free with My Memories Suite Version 3.

Just click on the blue link above and it will take you straight to the photobook page – do read on first though as there are other promo codes for you later on too!

And if you don’t already own the MyMemories Suite v3 Software then

                    THIS COUPON CODE:
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise

Alternatively you can use one of the hundreds of other designer templates that you can find in store

Here are some that I prepared earlier as they say!

Promise Wedding & Anniversary Photobook

Promise as originally to be a Wedding photobook but it occurred to me it would also be perfect for an engagement or a special anniversary as all the wordarts are about love rather than specific to a wedding day.

Purple Heart Photobook

Everywhere that you see a grey aperture is the space that your picture drops into in the album

The templates are all fully customisable –  you can move and rearrange the element,resize them or even remove them. Then personalise with your journalling and you’re done!

Some are 20 page, all the ones featured in this post are 22 pages including a front and back cover.

And all of them are on offer with 30% off at $6.99 until close of play Friday

Just Beachy Seaside Photobook

The photobook templates download straight into your My Memories software so they really are uber easy to use.

And, as I said earlier, if you don’t already own the MyMemories Suite v3 Software then

                    THIS COUPON CODE:
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise

Family Photobook

All these previews show the front cover of the photobook – if you want to see all 22 pages simply click on te picture and it will take you through to the full preview in store.  Of course, another feature of the books is that you can re order the pages so if you prefer a different cover to the one I used simply swap the pages around!

Tropical Patchwork Photobook

Please let me know if you have any special requests for photobook templates and I’ll add them to my list

And have you used your SHOPPING CODE yet??
Use this promo code in the COUPON/PROMO code box at the MyMemories checkout
CincoNSD10 (Case sensitive) 
good for $10.00 off a $25.00 purchase in the Design Shop!
Good for one use only please – expires 5/31/12 (this one can’t be used for the software, please see the code above for that)

Before I go, just one more photobook preview for you and then I’m done

Always Blessed Photobook

Happy scrapping

Catherine x

Freebie Alert!! – My Memories Cinco de Scrapo Bloghop Starts Here!!!

Welcome to CatDesignz and to the My Memories Cinco de Scrapo blog hop – in honour of National Scrapbooking Day and Cinco de Mayo

ride the Cinco de Scrapo blog train!

The blog train starts here and it  will be stopping off at 36 designers blogs so that you can pick up a bunch of freebies and tons of scrapping inspiration on the way.  And because all the freebies are hosted at My Memories they’ll download right into your software!!  What could be better?

And if you don’t already own the MyMemories Suite v3 Software then

                    THIS COUPON CODE:
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise

We have some amazing giveaways lined up for – it’s going to be a really fun trip so climb aboard, settle down with a drink of your choice and get comfortable!

oh, and before we set off, here is the full list for you in case you get separated from us en route!  You are Here!!!

As well as the blog hop we have lots of fun challenges and speedscraps on the MyMemories Blog and the  MyMemories Facebook Page on Saturday.  You also need to look out for discount codes in the newsletter too

 and there’s a FUN new challenge on the MyMemories Blog !!
Check it out and post your page to be entered in this week’s drawing!
There’s a $100 SHOPPING SPREE up for grabs this week!!
Winner drawn next Wednesday – so get your page posted!

When you check out the designer  blogs its a great chance to hop off the train for a minute and shop – there is a storewide discount of 15% throughout MyMemories store  through 6th May and many of us are offering even  bigger discounts too! Then there are discount shopping codes available to use on top……..check your newsletter for the latest code

Enter the code in the COUPON/PROMO code box at checkout
NSD5off  (case sensitive) good for $5.00 off a $15.00 purchase
(good for one time use only – expires 5/31/12)

Plus, all of  my brand new  templates and photobooks are reduced by 30% for the whole week  too – they make a fabby easy way to scrap in a snap – your pictures literally load themselves into the photobooks automatically  if you want!  And the added advantage is you can also move and change any of the elements that you see to make them really personal – add or remove embellishments, detail with special journalling or just leave as is.

I have a had a bit of a template frenzy so you will see that there are literally dozens of new ones in my CatDesignz store including these lovely Friendship photobooks.

Friendship Photobook – 22 pages including front & back covers

Friendship Photobook 2 by Celeste Lombas


Many of the stunning new ones have been made by 2 talented ladies from my Creative team – Ann Flynn & Celeste Lombard who have worked like demons in order to get all their stuff live for National Scrapbooking day for you.

Family Forever Template by Ann


Beauty Photobook by Celeste


Always Blessed Photobook


Now I know I’m teasing you and what you really want are the freebies and to jump back onto the train…….And do we have some freebies for you!!

I have gone a little loco down in Acapulco and I have 5 giveaways for you!!!!

Yes, that’s 5 fabulous freebies for you……..

The first is the gorgeousFriendship Quickpage by Celeste Lombas

Freebie Number 1

download freebie quickpage here

and because its Mothers Day soon the next is a nifty little word art that will be great for all your Mother’s Day projects.  Now I know I did offer this as a freebie recently but its back by popular demand as so many of you missed out – notice there is a British version too for all my UK and Aussie friends!

Freebie Number 2

download freebie wordart here

Staying with the spring theme freebie number 3 is my Primavera frayed fabric alphabet – gorgeous for all your spring projects

Freebie number 3

Download freebie alphabet here

now what can I give you for freebie number 4 – let me run and check whats perfect in store for Mother’s Day……

got it – Weathered Floral Quickpage by Ann Flynn at CatDesignz

Freebie number 4

Download Freebie Quickpage here

and last, with all your unscrapped Easter pictures in mind is my large scale Swing Into Spring embelishment – at almost 12 x 12 inches its big and bold enough to print on a wall canvas or a cushion – perfect in a nursery and not just for Easter either!

Freebie Number 5

Download Freebie Quickpage here

So, don’t forget, just for this week all our CatDesignz new templates and photobooks are discounted by 30% – snap them up before Friday  at that amazing discount.

Before I go I just want to say thanks to Ann, Celeste, Linda and Rachel of my Creative Team for their unfailing love and support – hugs and kisses to you girlies x

And last but definitely not least, everyone who leaves me some love in the form of a comment on this blog will be entered into a draw for a free kit , photobook or template of their choice from my CatDesignz store – just tell me which you would choose in your comment.  I’ll pick a winner by random number on Monday.

Well, this train is building up a head of steam and ready to leave the station

Next stop on the Blog Train is Dawn at Simply You Simply Me       

Enjoy the rest of your ride, have a blast of a day and don’t forget to leave me some love if you like the freebies and want to be in with the chance of winning a kit of your choice from my CatDesignz store!  To comment, look below to where all the buttons are for FB, Twitter etc and the comments are the last bit at the bottom right – 60 comments (or whatever the current number is), so sorry its difficult to see….

Happy National Scrapbooking Day,


Catherine x

STOP PRESS – Cinco de Scrapo will start at CatDesignz!

Yes, you heard it here first!

be there or be square!

The My Memories Cinco de Scrapo blog hop will be starting here on Friday to celebrate National Scrapbooking day.

35 of the My Memories Designers will be posting freebies galore for your delectation – stay tuned and hang on to your hats!!!


in the meantime, happy scrapping


Catherine x