Introducing Keepsake Cards with Bookmarks & win a shopping spree!

New Year, New Product Range!

 

Bridal Card with Bookmark

Bridal Keepsake Card with Bookmark

I am so excited to tell you about my new range of Craftable Templates which is featured in CatDesignz at My Memories.

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Mother Keepsake Card with Bookmark

The first to put in an appearance are Keepsake Cards with Bookmarks in a whole range of themes, including wedding, baby, friend & valentines. These gorgeous templates are designed by Ann Flynn for CatDesignz.  I think you’ll agree she did an awesome job – you rock Ann!

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Girl Bunny Keepsake Card with Bookmark

The templates download straight into the MyMemories software and you can customise them to your hearts content.  at the moment there are 15 in the range but more will be added over the coming weeks (sorry but you may not see all 15 until later on this week)

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Valentine Keepsake Card with Bookmark

As well as getting the template and cutting guide you also get to keep all the individual elements used in them  including background papers, embellishments and wordarts.

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Wedding Keepsake Card with Bookmark

These are the first in a whole series which I know you will love – hint, I’ll be featuring the beautiful matching envelopes in an upcoming post!

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Boy Bunny Keepsake Card with Bookmark

This week I am the featured designer over on the MyMemories blog and to celebrate I am giving away a $20 CatDesignz shopping spree to 5 lucky peeps.  To be in with a chance of winning just leave a comment on the MyMemories blog post telling me which goodies you’d splurge on.

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Keepsake Cards with Bookmarks by Ann Flynn for CatDesignz at MyMemories

Hope 2013 has got off to a good start for you,

Happy Scrapping,

 

Catherine x

12 Days of Christmas Deals – 30% off album templates & a FREE kit with code 12Days30AT

Welcome to day 3 of my 12 days of Christmas Deals.  Todays cracking Christmas offer is 30% off all my album templates at MyMemories 

Use the promo code 12Days30AT (case sensitive)
to save 30% off Album Templates!

CatzCards 7 x 5 Christmas Card template

These are sets of completely editable templates that are like the turbo big brother of quickpages!

Use the promo code 12Days30AT (case sensitive)
to save 30% off Album Templates! (subject to minimum pre discount order value of $3.99)

They download straight into MyMemories Software and you can edit them, omit what you don’t want, add other elements, wordart or greetings and the best bit is you get all the individual elements to keep for your digi stash too.

CatzCards Christmas Charm

Just been thinking, with these cards you could simply email to all your friends and family and save on all the postage costs – how cool would that be?

Photobooks are excluded from this offer but every other template of mine is included , and that means the fab CatzCards range too – there are 17 different sets in the series.  These 4 page sets are amazing for making printable card toppers or sending as seasonal postcards.  Most are 5 x 7 format with a couple at 6 ‘x 4.. (Note if it says QP or quickpage in the title these are quickpages which are not editable and not included in this offer)

CatzCards Christmas set 2

and here’s what they look like with pictures in….

……and not just for Christmas, there are CatzCards and templates for many occasions including celebrating your sweetheart!

CatzCards La’mour Template

Celebrate the new additions in your family

Honey Bunny Template 1 Sample

How adorable does this little chap look?  Just imagine your own child’s picture in this template!

Don’t forget there is 30% off all my templates at CatDesignz with code   12Days30AT *….and there is no limit to how many template sets you can add to your cart.  Just remember to use the coupon code when you checkout..  And when you enter the code at checkout a completely free kit from Touched by a Blutterfy will also be dropped into your cart – thats 30% off album templates and a free kit!

Don’t forget to follow my blog and call back tomorrow for day 4 of my fabby 12 Days of Christmas Offers at CatDesignz

Happy scrapping

Catherine x

* please note, total order value must exceed $3.99 for the coupon code to work – thanks to Joan for pointing this out

Its Here! MyMemories Suite V4 Has Arrived!!!!!!! Get $10 off with code STMMMS26788

MyMemories Suite V4

MyMemories Suite V4 Software has just arrived!!!!!!

And its on sale at $27.98 for a limited period

In fact you could snag it for $17.98 if you use my coupon code  STMMMS26788 – the code also gives you $10 of credit to download kits of your choice too!  This is such a great deal!

Here are some of the new features:

V4 Features include but are not limited to:

-Smaller Custom Canvas Sizes
-Paint Tool Feature
-Improved Printing from Home Features
-Global Search and Add to Canvas
-Recolor Photo
-Change a Shape to a New Shape
-Photo Tiling – Group Photo boxes and fill with 1 Photo
-More intuitive iPhoto integration
-Rip Photo Edge Option
-In Software Customized Artwork Organization
-Mirror/Flip Groups and Background
-More Text Formatting Options
-High Res Word Art
-15 new designer templates including over 200 backgrounds,
700 embellishments and 500 monograms
-Export SVG to use for your Electronic Die Cutter

I’ve got my copy and I can promise you will simply love it!!

Dont forget to use code STMMMS26788 for that $10 discount! and $10 coupon to spend in my CatDesignz store

and talking of my store its still all on sale at 50% off……….don’t miss out!

happy scrapping

Catherine x

 

 

 

Unclaimed Prize……I have a new My Memores Winner!!!!

Ok folks , my New Year New Software givaway prize remains unclaimed after 9 days so I have drawn another winner – no point in having that great software sat unused!

As usual the draw is done with a random number generator so here it is:

Debi Tullier  is the new winner –  Debi, congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a copy of My Memories Suite V3 Digital Scrapbooking software!!!  Please contact me to claim your prize!

And talking of prizes I am now running a weekly competition to win a kit from my boutique.  This week its Celeste

Its really easy to enter

All you need to do is jump over to my Facebook Page and follow the instructions.  You can enter as many or as few of the categories as you wish and you can even enter each day to increase your chances of winning.

I will be offering a different kit as the prize each week.  And if you already own the kit on offer you can chose another instead!

While I think about it, if any of you would like to host this givaway on your own blog please get in touch with me as I’d love to talk to you.

And just when you thought I was done giving things away I will be adding a freebie just as soon as my Facebook Likes top 300 which should be sometime this weekend……..be there or miss out!

Happy scrapping

And the winner is……….

Congratulations Tammy Evans, you are the lucky winner of a full version copy of MyMemories V3 digital scrapbooking software

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Please contact me so that I can let you know how to claim your prize

You are so going to love playing with this software

Thanks to everyone who entered – I wish I had a copy to give to each of you.

If you hop over to my CatDesignz Facebook page and like it I will post there if I here of any other peeps doing a givaway.

In the meantime I will be posting a freebie there as soon as I reach 300 likes which should be this weekend sometime – use it to add to or even to start your digi scrapping stash

Have a great weekend

 

 

 

stop press, just found out my friend and creative team member Ann is giving away a copy of the software on her own blog so if you are wanting another chance hop over to Scrapbooking with  Ann and get entering!

 

Happy Birthday Celeste

Well, hadn’t planned on launching another large kit so early in the new year but sometimes you just have to go with the flow

So please meet Celeste……

Named after Celeste Lombas who gave me the initial inspiration for the kit.  And it just sort of came together over a couple of days right in time for her birthday this week.

Celeste loves butterflies and the colour pink so its packed full of flowers and butterflies. I used goodies that I’ve designed some time ago but saved up for that special kit, not really knowing what I wanted to use them for so putting it together was really quick (well for me anyway!)

The colours are modern and bright with black and grey as a foil for the pink and green but I think the lace and gentle butterflies give it a kind of vintage feel.

The Celeste kit is available now at My Memories and is also my debut kit on my Facebook Product page at CatDesignz
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In the future my kits will be available on my Facebook page even before they hit the My Memories store!! Over the next few weeks I’ll be unloading my whole product catalogue there including some excusives that you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Take a look at some of the layouts by my CT, Linda, Celeste, Ann & Rachel they are simply stunning

I only managed to make a single layout with it myself so far  as I got a little sidetracked into making add on wordarts and frames and didn’t really get chance to draw breath yet!  Also I got caught up in a digital piracy issue when a friend informed me that my images were being shamelesly used as their own by a business on facebook ( but more of that in another post on another day, my gorgeous kits are my priority now rather than some unrepentant thief whose only defense is ‘I don’t know what you mean’ when patently she knew exactly what she was doing!)

the gazebo is available as a standalone mini kit and it makes a perfect whimsical frame don’t you think? This is Nathan waiting for bride Helen to arrive at her wedding to my Brother-in-Law Andy. Cute or what!?!

The Separate floral frames were a little sidetrack too!

 

5 Generations By Rosemary Kanspendos

 

Talking of getting sidetracked here are the Celeste wordarts. You can get them as a money saving bundled pack or each one standalone

Now I happened to know that Celeste was planning a blog hop over on Touched by a Butterfly for her birthday so I made her a little matching wordart and she updated her whole blog to match

Before

After

I love both versions – the first was made with Purple Heart and Pinkadink Simply Papers Kits and the second with Celeste of course!!

I hope you have as much fun using these kits as I had designing them.

Thanks to Rachel, Ann, Celeste & Linda for their gorgeous samples – you rock girls.

And of course, Happy Birthday Celeste – thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful day on your birthday!

While you are here don’t forget to enter my competition to win a copy of My memories Software V3 – all the lovely layouts on this page were made using the software – it really is simple and intuitive to use.

Happy Scrapping

Stop Press!!!!

just Discovered that Linda updated her blog Mommies Place of Play with my new kit too – I am so honoured, thankyou Linda x

New Year, New Software Givaway

Whats your favourite new thing that you want to do this year?

For me, its going to be the year that I achieve my weight loss goal (yes, I know, you are going to hear a lot about this in the next few months!)

 

This lovely page was made by Ann with my New Year New Me Kit

 

But if this is the year that you want to finally do something with all your precious photographs then you are in the right place…….

BEACAUSE  I am GIVING AWAY a copy of  MY MEMORIES SUITE V3  software on 16TH JANUARY.

 

The software is the world’s favourite digital scrapbooking software and its so user friendly and easy to learn that you will be producing masterpieces within days.  It’s really intuitive – no steep learning curve like Photoshop – just download it, open it up and you’re off.

 

Why digiscrap you might ask – and you wouldn’t be the first

  • well, all the cool kids are doing it!
  • theres no mess to clear up
  • you get to use all your supplies time and time again
  • the digiscrap world is full of gorgeous inspiration, oh, and freebies!!!

if you really needed any more reason check out Digiscrappin with Jen for a whole list of reasons!

 

How to Enter:

To be in with a chance of winning you simply have to leave a comment on this blog post.  To double your chances follow my blog and to tripple them like my CatDesignz Facebook Page and post a comment on there about this givaway and you’ll have 3 entries.

Good luck and please tell all your friends who are interested in digi scrapping

 

And talking of givaways here is a freebie to get you started off with your digital supplies.

 Download the freebie here

 

It’s a png file so its suitable to use within any graphics programme not just My memories Suite v3.   And yes, it’s a new format – I mostly scrap in 12 by 12 so this is a diversion for me.  It’s so easy to just drop your photo in though  especially within My Memories Suite.  Have a look at the finished version which took me less than 30 seconds just to add the date and place details

 

 

You will find other freebies here from time to time so its really worth following if you want to start or add to your digital stash.

So, don’t forget to add a comment to this blog post then follow this blog and finally hop over to CatDesignz FB page, like it and add a comment there.  The lucky winner will be announced here on the blog after entries close on 16th January.

By the way, all the pages featured in this post were made with my kits and/or using My Memories Suite v3 software

If you are wanting to add a header to your FB timeline its perfect for doing that…..

or maybe you want to build your own blog header – Celeste from my Creative team did that using one of my kits Purple Heart (though rumour has it she’s about to update it with a little birthday gift I made for her!)  You can see it at Celestes blog Touched by a Butterfly where you can catch up on all her wonderful paper crafting – have a look at her forthcoming blog hop while you are there.

 

 

I just spent the last few days making new kits and wordarts which will all be in store at My Memories soon so I’ll let you know about them as they become available.  In the meantime heres a perfect one for capturing all those new year images, its my Celebration Wordart

 

 

Thats all for today folks, happy scrapping and good luck with the competition

I’m back on line, yay! & Wicked Wednesday Givaway part 4

mmmmm, I may have spoken too soon, every time I try and save a draft of this blog I am being booted out without a save……

The autosave function seems not to be working and the mobile dongle sent me by my ISP  (or non provider in the case of Sky) is really unstable and drops out without any warning – the link that is not the dongle….

So, I’m saving this every sentence to try and get it published but its painfully slow.

Still no sign of the modem that sky were promising to send out last Thursday, that could be because they’ve not sent it of course.  According to my latest contact it will now be ANOTHER 3 – 5 working days before it arrives.  I am not holding my breath

Its enough to make me resort to chocolate, but I won’t ‘cos I’ve now lost a total of 25.5lb and I will absolutely not let Sky’s incompetence knock me off track.

So now I can get on line I can see that my 2 Christmas mini Tags & stickers kits are available in store over at My Memories

Oh heck, every time I try and save a picture or a link the whole post is cleared – looks like I am going to have to go to McDonalds again to post this blog for you…….

 

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The kits make perfect centre pieces for seasonal cards and invites or just cute little additions to your Christmas and holiday layouts

You know, I’ve been so upset over this whole internet outage that I could have done with some real cheering  up

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so, in the hopes that there is someone out there who could do with a good dose of pre Christmas  cheering up……….. I am going to give you not 1 freebie  but 2 freebies this week.

Both are double page spreads, perfectly matched and you can either use the complete pages or the individual elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heres the first one

DOWNLOAD HERE

 

and the second freebie

DOWNLOAD HERE

they make a perfect quick way of doing a fast album if you are on a time limit.

 

Hope you enjoy using them

Wicked Wednesday Freebie Givaway Part 1

Fancy making a complete digital scrapbook album for free?

All perfectly matching double page spreads?

All themed and co-ordinating?

Yes, I did say free!!!

All you have to do is tune in here each Wednesday to catch the link to the week’s set of 2 freebie pages courtesy of My Memories

Here are the first 2 pages

Download Here 

The kit contains the 9 individual elements as well as the 2 complete  pages so you can use them in other projects too

You can add your own favourite elements, journalling and wordart to the complete pages to really personalise them

The pages are created with My Memories Suite v2 which is the world’s favourite digital scrapbooking software

Its perfect for beginners or more experienced scrappers, without doubt the easiest software I’ve ever used for scrapping – no steep learning curve and plenty of video tutorials available free online too

If you want to get your hands on a copy at a bargain price use coupon code

STMMMS26788

at the My Memories checkout – it will get you $10 off the list price and a further coupon value $10 for your first downloads!

Of course you don’t have to use the My Memories software to take advantage of the freebies but its a peach of a programme and so easy to use that you’re bound to love it!

don’t forget subscribe to my blog and drop by each Wednesday to pick up your set of matching free pages

and why not post your completed layouts on the MyMemories Facebook page or the CatDesignz FB page– let them know you got them from CatDesignz blog and I’ll leave you some love!

happy scrapping

and the winner is………..

Thanks to everyone who entered my competition to win My Memories Suite V2 Scrapbooking Software

It was great to get all your feedback and lovely comments.

 So, I know you’ve all been eagerly waiting to hear who’s won the fabby software.  Sorry to have kept you waiting but I’ve been in work all day.

And the winner is…..

drumroll please……….

Joyfully Orange

Congratulations  on your win – you are going to love, love, love this software  

So, just send me your email and I’ll let you know how you can claim your free copy of the worlds favourite scrapbooking software.

I’d love to be able to give you all a copy………. so, I’ll be running another competition before too long.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog and you’ll be the first to find out.

I’m also liking the idea of giving some freebie kits and templates away too so do stay tuned.

And talking templates heres a sneaky preview of my Bling Cookies template with its cute gingerbread elements

Thanks again to everyone who entered the competition