Freebie Home for Xmas Template plus 2 free kits when you spend $1.99 at CatDesignz

Today I have a freebie template for you – a set of 4 Home for Xmas pages that you can use for stunningly simple Christmas layouts

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Here’s how they look with pictures in them

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thanks to Sharon of my CT for her family history version – loving the picture Sharon!734494_703786186300389_1691713974_n

Download Freebie Template Here

 

Afraid I completely missed yesterdays post for you so we are straight to Wednesdays bonus code – I have a nasty chest infection and slept most of the day away on Tuesday.

To get Wednesdays 2 free mystery kits simply spend $1.99 while you are in my CatDesignz store and use code C2XMAS21 at checkout. Its good for 4th December only

And remember to come back tomorrow to see what goodies I have for you

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine

 

12 Days of Christmas Deals~ 20% off all my Photobook Templates at MyMemories with code 12Days20PB

Nativity Story Photobook

Yes, you read it right, these deals just keep on coming! And I will have a deal a day for you for the next 12 days to get you right into the festive mood!

For 24 Hours only there is 20% off all my photobook templates at MyMemories, including all the lovely 40 page ones too.

Now, I want you to make sure and read right to the end of this post as there is a surprise waiting for you there……

Simply use code 12Days20PB at checkout and all my photobooks in your basket will be discounted by 20% – its as easy as that!

Black Agate Classic 40 Page Photobook

Little Cherub 40 Page Photobook

Little Cherub 40 Page Photobook

Aqua Dreams 2013 Calendar

Aqua Dreams 2013 Calendar

This soft and pretty baby book is also available in pink too ~ Little Cherub Pink 40 Page Book and Lemon – Lemon Cherub 40 page Book And the deal doesn’t stop at just the books as my Calendar templates for 2013 are all included too – remember ists 20% off with code 12Days20PB at the checkout

You might be wondering what you get when you buy a MyMemories template. Well the template downloads straight into your software for a start making it ultra easy.  Then you can move and play with all the elements and tweak it to your heart’s content.  You can add wordart, extra picture frames, even remove any elements that you are not so sure of!.  You can also change the background paper to get a completely different look.

Each photobook template has a minimum of 20 pages.  many of mine have 2 free bonus covers and a number, including the calendars and 40 page books have even more!.  The calendars have 12 photo pages, 12 calendar pages and 2 cover pages.  And the 40 page books have 40 pages of course!

As well as the template you also get the separate elements to keep in your stash and use in the future.  Every way its a winner!

And just to whet your appetite a little more here are a few other of my photobook templates that can be found at 20% off for 24 hours only in my MyMemories store with code 12Days20PB

 The code is good from 10.00am Mountain Time for 24 hours only……

Animal Magic Photobook

Wedding Art Mono 11 Photobook

  

Mr & Mrs Wedding Photobook
Mr & Mrs Wedding Photobook
Lazy Summer Days Photobook

Lazy Summers Days Photobook

At the top of the post I told you to make sure and read right to the bottom……and heres why……when you purchase one of my photobook templates using the code you will also get a freebie
BONUS FREE kit from Marta Designs!
(BONUS kit added automatically to your cart at checkout)
 Now I got your interest!!!!

Heres the code again for you      12Days20PB

So, get your photobooks lined up, pop in the code  12Days20PB  and collect your books and your free kit!!!!

Hope you enjoy using the templates. And don’t forget to follow this blog and call back tomorrow as I’ll have another great deal for you then too!.  Hint, it may include another free kit!

Happy December, happy photobooking and happy scrapping!

 Catherine x

A Special MyMemories Template Freebie for you

Wedding Layouts by Karen using Naranja Dove Template 5 in MyMemories Suite V3

I just turned 400 fans over at my CatDesignz Facebook Page so heres a freebie set of 4 templates to celebrate

Freebie Set of 4 Templates to downoad straight into MyMemories software

Download Freebie Templates Here

You can download them straight into MyMemories software which is super easy to use.  There is even a free trial version of the software available.

Try it, you will love it!!!

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

And if you do decide to buy don’t forget you can use the code STMMS26788 at the checkout

 

Just so you know, the templates are infinitely editable.  You can add and subtract elements, use the copy and paste functionality to duplicate embelishments and frames, resize any of the elements and even change the background paper to suit a different colour scheme.

Wedding Layouts by Karen using Naranja Dove Template 5 in MyMemories Suite V3

This is an example of how the uber talented Karen Duffy used the set of 4 templates to create some gorgeous wedding album pages.  Aren’t they stunning? Thanks for allowing me to share your beautiful work Karen

Enjoy the templates and happy scrapping

 

Catherine x

Enjoy!!

 

Stop press….want to win a custom designed messenger bag from CatDesignz?  Check out this post to enter

Sweet & tender Messenger Bag by CatDesignz

only 51 Shopping Days til Christmas!

We are really in the Christmas mood at work.  Its our Magical Reindeer Parade on Sunday and we are going reindeer bonkers!

Yes, I know its only just gone Halloween and Bonfire Night is upon us but Christmas is only just around the corner and there are only 51 shopping days left!

So, if you design your own Christmas Cards you’ll be looking for fresh new kits to get those creative juices going.

All my Christmas Mini kits are dropping onto the My Memories store right now and you are sure to find lots to inspire you whether you are looking for digital elements or something suitable for printing & using in traditional or hybrid scrapping or altered art – you could even make funky gift tags!

These are the add-on words and there’s a gorgeous vintage style Home for Xmas template pack which will be in store in the next day or two

Heres a sneaky preview for you:

ooh, a couple of my Christmas  wordarts snuck into that slideshow too!

Here they are!

I’ve been designing a lot while I’ve had no internet so there is lots more coming up over the next week or two.

And on the subject of the internet I just got an email to say the new router has finally been dispatched – only 8 days after it was promised – Sky customer service really is abysmal!    I just wish I had confidence that the router would solve the problem, I still believe it’s an exchange fault     Anyway, that’s for another post and for the Comms ombudsman…..

In the meantime Happy Scrapping

Happy 80th Birthday Mum

My lovely Mum Therese is 80 today

I’ve been busy scrapping a book for her which she’ll see late Thursday but heres a sneaky preview for you courtesy of www.animoto.com  – just don’t give the game away if you speak to her!

Happy 80th Birthday Mum

I made an album for my Dad when he was 80 and thats essentially how I got started with scrapbooking.

Sort of lost my mojo with hubby’s illness so didn’t really know where to start with Mum’s pages – all I can say is thank goodness for templates – a used many gorgeous ones from www.Scrapgirls.com  and www.HappytoCreate.com  and produced this book in less than 2 weeks

Thats the beauty of templates – you simply can’t beat them for speed.

You can have a look at some of my templates designs here at My Memories – oh, and there is currently 25% off all of my templates

Feedback on Mums album and my templates always welcome!  Oh, and don’t forget to scroll down for yesterdays freebie!

Wicked Wednesday Freebie Givaway Part 2

Hope you enjoyed using last weeks freebie

Here is this weeks, isn’t it lovely?

You can download it here

The kit contains 2 complete pages and  9 seperate elements for you to swap and change to your hearts content and mix and match with the rest of your digital scrapbooking stash.  The pages co-ordinate perfectly with last weeks freebie and there are another 2 pages to come every week for you.

Please tell your friends and send them here to get their digital freebies!

Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so that you can have the fresh download links every week!

Yay, I lost 3.4lb this week!!!

Ok, so I didn’t really do anything much different this week.  I’d been jogging along losing 2lb a week or therabouts since starting my weight loss journey.  Then, out of the blue the scales showed this comparatively massive loss on Saturday.

Still burning the midnight oil getting my store populated at My Memories, still working full time, still supporting hubby with his doctors appointments.   Still carefully watching everything that I eat and keeping within my calorie allowance. 

The only thing I did any different is I started taking a CoQ10 supplement in a high dose 2 weeks ago.  Its supposed to increase the efficiency of the cells engines or mitochondria and thus help burn fat.  I don’t know whether thats what has made the difference but what the heck, who cares?  3.4 lb is 3.4 lb and I’m no longer toting it around.

My total to date is 17.4lb in 9 weeks so I’m feeling smug.  While its hardly the biggest loser it is going in the right direction.

Hubby is coming up with different low cal meals for me each evening – last nights offering had flags of spinach speared in a cherry tomato as garnish for seasoned lemon sole, pineapple, peppers stuffed with couscous and cucumber with spicy relish – it was really delicious and made me smile too – thanks for being so considerate Vince xxx

Here are some of the Kits and templates I made over the weekend – they’ll be in store over at My Memories in the next few days.

This is my new Dove Kit

and a couple of ‘Firsts’

Nathans First Day at School

and Nathan’s First Bike 

Don’t forget there is still time to win a copy of the My Memories Suite V2 software.  Just leave a comment on my blog post here and I’ll be chosing the winner at random on October 1st.

You can increase your chances of winning the My Memories Suite Software by liking my Facebook page and by leaving a comment on one of my pictures  in my Facebook Photo Gallery.  Good luck!

let me know what you think of the new kit……

Happy scrapping

Alphonso Template pack free at My Memories.com 24 hours only!!!!

My latest template pack Alphonso is in store from today at My Memories.

 And for 24 hours only its a freebie!!!

 Snag it now while its free!!  Normal price after 3pm Sunday UK time will be $3.99

Alphonso Template Pack

And here are a few ideas of how you can use it. 

Snag the kit free until 3pm Sunday UK time

All photos courtesy of my photographer friend Sarah Gallagher

 

Don’t forget its FREE for 24 hours only – you’ll kick yourself if you miss it!!!

And while we are talking giveaways it doesn’t come much better than the chance to WIN MY WHOLE STORE AT MY MEMORIES and

the chance to WIN A COPY OF MY MEMORIES SUITE V2 SCRAPBOOKING SOFTWARE to boot – yes, I have gone a little bit crazy this week!!!

Just follow the links and leave a comment on the My Memories blog

to have a chance of winning my store – winner announced Monday 26th September

or on my blog thread to win the software – winner announced 1st October.

Good luck everyone and don’t forget to snag your free template right now!!!

I’ll do my best to reply to all your comments but please forgive me if I miss anyone, it’s so hectic here with all these giveaways

Feel free to leave me some love if you like the giveaway

Win My Memories Suite V2 Scrapbooking Software

Yes, you read it right, I’m giving away a copy of My Memories Suite V2 scrapbooking software on September 30th. 

To be in with a chance of winning hop over to My Memories and see which of my design packs or templates is your favorite and tell me why in  a comment on this page.

Simply Love Mask TemplateVol 3

You can double your chance of winning the word’s favourite scrapbook software by liking my new Facebook page and if you are feeling really lucky make a comment on one of my photos on  Facebook  for a third winning opportunity!

The software is really easy to use with heaps of tutorials available on-line.

There is also a wonderfully supportive community on Facebook where you can see lots of sample layouts too. Everyone is friendly and will jump in and help if you have a query.

Good luck with the competition and happy scrapping

My Memories Coupon Code Givaway

I’m really excited to have joined the design team at My Memories

I’d like to spread a little happiness so to celebrate my new venture I am giving away a coupon worth $20 – thats $10 off the price of My Memories Suite v2 and a further $10 off product of your choice from the website Just hop over to My Memories, pop the My Memories Suite V2 software into your shopping cart and apply the coupon code  STMMMS26788

at checkout.

Feel free to pass the My Memories Coupon code on to your friends and family.  The software is so easy to use with oodles of easy to follow video tutorials available and hundreds of easy to use templates to get you started.

Rusty Puppy plays shake a paw

Love Me Love My Dog

Love Me Love My Dog

I have thousands of my own pictures to scrap so when I’m making a template I try and make it with a particular picture or set of pictures in mind. 

 Rusty our Border Collie puppy inspired me to make the Dogtails and Love Me Love my Dog Kits so its only fitting he should feature in these  Dog Tails Templates previews.  Isn’t he a sweetie!

 Templates in My Memories are perfect for anyone just starting out with scrapbooking or those who are short on time with lots of photos to get through. 

You can mix and match the elements, copy and paste them between the pages, remove any you don’t need and add your own from other kits.  And all the elements are available for you to use outside My Memories within other programmes – everything is high resolution at 300 dpi and either jpeg or png format

I’ve actually had a bit of a template making frenzy over the last month, you can check some of them out, including the Dog Tails ones featured in Rusty’s pics in store now with many more hitting the shelves in the next week or two.  

That’s me signing off for the evening – just off to create some more templates!

Happy scrapping and happy weekend

Cat x