Interlude ~ Digiscrap Diva Freebie

Morning folks, just wanted to line up a digiscrapping freebie for you before I head off to work

Download Freebie Wordart Here

and while you are in store picking up your little gift take a look at the rest f the Digiscrap Diva range which is equally delicious!

DigiScrap Diva

I’ll be posting day six of our fab 12 days of Christmas deals later on today as soon as the offer starts so I’ll see you again later!

Happy Scrapping

 

Catherine x

12 Days of Christmas Deals day 4 – 15% off Christmas kits and a free kit

Welcome to CatDesignz and to Day 4 of My 12 Days of Christmas Deals at CatDesignz

Todays super offer is 15% off all CatDesignz Christmas Kits – use code 12Days15Chr at MyMemories checkout to get your discount

Here are a few examples of whats reduced for you in store today

Sweet Santa Corner Cluster

 

As well as all these lovely kits you can also get the reduced price on all my snowglobes as seen in this recent post and the gorgeous Sweet Santa Kit featured in this post.  Even Christmas wordart, Christmas quickpages and Christmas clusters and papers are included too!

 

Sweet Santa

When you use code 12Days15Chr at MyMemories checkout  you will get the sweet surprise of a kit by Ronda’s Scrap Bits also added into your cart for free as well as 15% off all your Christmas digital goodies.- howzat !

That’s all for today – just don’t forget this code is only good for 24 hours from 10am mountain time or 4pm here in the UK.

And don’t forget to pop back tomorrow and see what goodies I have in store for you

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

Here’s a reminder of the code for you – its case sensitive by the way 12Days15Chr .  The Bonus freebie kit will be automatically added to your cart at checkout when you enter the code.

Freebie Alert! MyMemories iDSD Blog Train Starts Here!!

Welcome to the MyMemories blog train Celebrating International Digital Scrapbooking day

Thats right here, right now!!!

We are so happy to have you with us and we have masses of goodies for you to pick up at every stop.

Each of the 32 designers has something really special for you so make sure you don’t miss anyone and don’t forget to leave them some love!

The blog train  will be stopping off at various wonderful 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?  In fact, just drop all the freebies into your basket, complete the checkout and then download and sort at your leisure!

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

                    THIS COUPON CODE:
                      STMMMS26788
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise
                from MyMemories.com
just use the code at checkout for this great discount on the worlds most popular digital scrapbooking software

Anyway, with all these amazing giveaways lined up  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!

The stops a long the way are:

if you get lost or any of the links are a little sticky you will find the whole list over at the MyMemories blog

Just before we set off I want to show you my latest kit, its called Stay Calm & Be Thankful and its stuffed full of gorgeous fall colours. In fact I used it to make the invite for the Blog train Facebook event

Keep Calm & Be Thankful

there are a whole series of extras, including worart:

Thankful Calm Wordart

stacked papers

Thankful Calm Stacked papers

a set of 4 clusters including an oh so pretty frame

Thankful Calm Clusters

and a beautiful photobook

Thankful Calm Photobook

You can buy the elements singly or there is a bundle available for you at a great saving of 30% off

Thankful Calm Bundle

In fact, there is a massive 30% off everything in the MyMemories store all weekend!!

so when you see that ‘must have’ kit in store sitting next to your freebie at least it won’t break the bank when you add it into your cart!!!

And talking of freebies, I kind of set a precedent at the Cinco de Scrapo Blog Train when I gave you 5 freebies so I guess I better not let any of you down this time! So yes, that means I have 5 fab freebies for you to add to your stash……. here is the first one.  Its a Thankful Calm cluster which I hope you will be able to use for the coming holiday season

Thankful Calm Cluster

download freebie cluster here

and to whet your appetite for how to use it heres a matching quickpage – snag it while its free

Thankful Calm Quickpage

download freebie quickpage here

Now, what shall I give you for the next freebie, let me see……

I think a wordart will do nicely….

Inspirational Wordart Friends

 download freebie wordart here

next, I have a paper pack for you the papers and the wordart look really beautiful used together in the same layout by the way.

Midsummer Paper Mini

 Download freebie paper mini here

Four down 1 to go…….

The last one is another thats perfect for the coming season, though this one is for Christmas rather than Thanksgiving

Little Cherub

 download freebie kit here

Little Cherub and all the other freebies here are available until Sunday 4th November.

As November is a bit of a month for celebrations in our house with Hubby son and my birthdays all within 10 days of each other I am going to give away another full kit to 3 lucky peeps.  Just leave a comment here on my blog telling me which is the kit you would like to win and I’ll pick 3 winners at random on Monday 5th November.

Enjoy the rest of your ride, have a blast of a day, take advantage of the 30% off everything through Sunday 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….

Your next stop is……

 

Happy International Digital Scrapbooking Day and Happy Scrapping,

hugs

Catherine x

 

 

 

Catherine x

A Freebie, a random reduction and a sale!

A freebie, a random 99 cent reduction AND a sale?

Yes…..

Is this woman mad?

Yes….. she’s mad for a vacation (only 3 more sleeps!!) and also madly celebrating 1 whole year of designing at My Memories

But first……today is the last day of my random reductions and its a biggie….

its a Creme de la Creme  Photobook which is a 20 page template set for use in My Memories. This book normally retails for $9.99 so you’ll be making a massive 90% saving!

This photobook is really versatile. As well as the template files you also get all the individual papers and embellishments. Its 99 cents for 24 hours only.  You really will be kicking yourself if you miss this one!

And to really mark my 1st Year Anniversary I decided to reduce the price of  all my Photobooks to $5.99 until 15th August.  This is your chance to stock up on all the ones on your hit list as its the lowest price they will be all year.

This fun pirate book is by Linda and marks her debut in the photobook section of my store this week.

There are over 60 photobook templates in my store so there is something for every occasion.  From pirates to weddings – theres a book for every occasion.

Casa Deco Series is brand new in store

They are brilliant for instant scrapping and you can move and remove the elements, resize and add your own journally.  Digital scrapbooking at its best!

Made with White Lace and Promises and the White Wedding series

And for those of you who don’t have the MyMemories software I have a freebie quickpage for you too

This is the 3rd in the series of Seraphina quickpages by Ann – just as stunning as the others and a great one to add to your collection

 

Download Freebie Quickpage here

I’m not entirely sure what my internet connection will be like in the apartment when we get to Marbella so its likely that I won’t be blogging while I’m away.  Thats why I’ve arranged the photobook sale for you right through to 15th August.

But right now I need to get some sleep I’ll post some more photobook samples for you tomorrow and then that will be me signing off for a while

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

Catz Random Reduction day 5 – Together Forever Wordart 99 cents plus a freebie!

This s a quick and dirty post as I’ve been watching the London 2012 opening ceremony when I should have been blogging…..and I have to be in work tomorrow so can’t be burning the midnight oil any longer, especially as I’ve been up since 4am…..

So here is todays random reduction, I picked the Together Forever wordart set for you today

its a really versatile little set for you – enjoy!

 I’m a great fan of wordart since journalling is my biggest digiscrap shortcoming and a well placed wordart or oversized title has redeemed many a layout of mine.

So. just because I’m feeling a little stir crazy right now with only a few more sleeps before a much anticipated vacation, I have a freebie for you as well – My Favorite Waste of Time wordart

Download freebie quickpage here

And don’t forget that theres still chance to collect your Christmas in July goodies at 50% off til the end of the month.  All my Christmas kits are reduced through 31st July

There is also a cheeky coupon code that you can use in my store at MyMemories

If you haven’t used this yet…
don’t forget the
FUN SHOPPING CODE just for you!

Enter the code: Summer5 in the PROMO code box at checkout
– good for $5.00 off a $15.00 purchase in the Design Shop 
good ONLY until July 31 – so hurry!

And now I REALLY must get some sleep

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

Timelines….A Freebie and an Auction

So, It’s a little while since I last blogged, mainly as I’ve been busy making Facebook Timelines for charity.

And then I ‘ve been making new friends and reading their blogs and trying, in a small way, to make a difference in the lives of some seriously needy children.

Let me tell you a little more….my friend Katrina Morriss is adopting a little girl from Eastern Europe – you can read about it on her blog Operation Orphan No More 

Her Facebook page also contains regular updates too – why not hop over and ‘like’ it?

operation orphan no more fb

Operation Orphan No More Facebook Page (3 guesses who made the Timeline Header!!)

Sadly the adoption is stalled due to problems in the host country but I offered to make timeline headers in return for a $10 donation to Katrina’s fundraising effort – you would not believe how these adoption expenses run away for a family – I believe the average cost to adopt a child from abroad runs at $25,000.  By the way, if you want me to make a Timeline Header for you in return for a minimum $10 donation to Katrina’s fundraiser please message me or leave a comment on this post.

Reading Katrina’s blog led me to numerous other families who have opened their hearts to children and are working to bring them home to their forever families – all wonderful generous people making a real difference to not only their own family lives and those of their adopted children, but to everyone their stories touch including me.

One of those families is the Unroe family who are currently working to bring 5, yes 5, children into their family.

The Unroe Family Christmas 2011

The Unroe Family Christmas 2011

 

Keith aged 4

Keith aged 5 today

Little Keith is in a truly desperate situation in the notorious Plevin orphanage in Bulgaria – left in a cot on his own, often with only 1 diaper change a day – weekends are the worst time.  This poor mite may not even be fed today.  It breaks my heart to know that today, his birthday, is no different from any other day.  No cake, no candles to blow out or birthday wishes.  No hugs and kisses.  This baby needs to be home with his new forever family soon. Please do what you can – donate, pray, share, advocate – all of these things help

Ahnja aged 10

Ahnja Aged 10 today

Today is Ahnja’s birthday too. She is 10 today – that’s 10 long years with no family to love her and keep her safe.  Her situation in the orphanage is somewhat better than Keith’s but she should still be with her family having fun on her birthday instead of waiting, waiting, waiting for Mommy and Daddy – she knows they are coming for her but doesn’t understand why it all has to take so long

Interactive Aleshia

Aleshia

Her new family call her ‘Interactive Aleshia’!  Please pray that she will be with them soon, hugging, kissing, hearing bedtime stories and whispered ‘I love you’s

 

anita aged 6

Anita aged 6

Click on Anita’s picture and it will take you to the Unroe family blog with some wonderful pictures and video’s of when they got to visit with her.  Just imagine how much this sweet girl will blossom in the heart of her new family?

And number 5 is Nicholas

nicholas aged 9

Nicholas aged 9

Nicholas needs to be running around and playing with his brothers and sisters – he too is not in a good situation at the orphanage and needs your prayers.  His new Mommy and Daddy worry so much for him while he too is waiting.

These children have a loving family waiting for them.  Keith is in desperate medical need.  And while I type this and you pray for these children the paperwork to bring them home is ‘lost’ on someones desk. Please pray that the blockage is removed and the process can be speeded up.

So, now you’ve met the children what can you do to help?  The first thing is pray, for the children to be safe, for the Unroe family who are anxiously waiting to bring them home and for the government agencies in both countries that the beaurocratic process is speeded up.

Next, advocate for them – share this on your twitter feed, your blog, your Facebook page – tell everyone you can about their situation and get them to share it too.

Donate – this is the one where a little can make a big difference.  The family are fundraising to buy the air tickets to fly their angels home – yes, wings would be cheaper but sadly thats not going to happen.

You will see in my sidebar there is a chip in where you can donate direct to their fundraiser.  If you want you can snag the chip in and add it to your blog too.

Or you could bid for one of the items in the Hidden Treasures Auction.  The auction starts today and runs for a week.  There are 35 wonderful items that you can bid on including an iPad.  All have been donated by and many have been handmade with love. Click on the link or the picture in my sidebar to go straight to the auction

I’ve donated a custom set of 4 Facebook Timelines – you provide me with your pictures and I provide you with 4 unique and personal timeline headers

Here are some examples of how they might look – yours will be 100% unique to you and made with unique elements from amongst my CatDesignz kits.  4 Timeline would normally sell for $40 but don’t let that stop you from bidding more!!

Hidden treasures auctio donation

Let me make 4 unique Facebook Timeline Headers for you

 

The auction to fundraise starts today, April 1st which is little Keith and Ahnja’s birthdays. – hopefully it will help raise some dollars to contribute to the cost of the air fare home for the children. Let’s make this the last birthday that they spend without their forever family

Now, I know some of you are simply here for the freebie, that’s ok too as I haven’t given one away in a while

I’ve picked this one in honour of Amanda Unroe who is the most fantastic Mommy to her growing family.

The Unroe Family

The Unroe Family

 

 

I know that all her children would pick her – please keep Amanda and her amazing  family in your prayers and if you can find it in your heart to donate to them in lieu of the freebie I’d really appreciate it.

Mommy Dearest wordart at CatDesignz

Mommy Dearest Wordart

Download Freebie Wordarts here

I’m leaving it free longer than usual for the duration of the Hidden Treasures Auction

Please do share this by email, Twitter, blog, Facebook and any other means you have

God Bless and Happy Scrapping

Catherine