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

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

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

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 Whole Store at My Memories!

Yes, you are reading this right –  its potty time here in Halifax – as well as giving away a copy of My Memories SiteV2 scrapbooking software here on my blog I’m now also giving one lucky person the chance to win my whole store at My Memories

Thats my prixe for 1 lucky winner who tells me which is their favourite kit of mine and posts on the My Memories blog where I am featured designer of the week.

Meet CatDesignz

So peeps, follow the links to My Memories, post on the blog over there and bag yourself a chance to win my whole store – enough goodies to keep you scrapping for ages and worth over $300 

Just think, its even possible to win both prizes – the world’s favourte scrapbooking software AND  70+ of my kits and templates!!!!

In amongst all the excitement I’ve been updating mynew Facebook page with previews of my new kits.  If you want a sneaky peek why not hop over there and let me know what you think – don’t forget to like my page when you visit.

Did you know it was international Talk Like a Pirate Day Monday? Just as well I did this kit!  You can meet Pirate Pete in store at My Memories later this week

arrrgh, Jim lad!!!

Pirate Pete by CatDesignz

Well. its gone 5am and I really should be asleep – gotta be up for work in an hour or two – any other midnight scrappers out there?

Happy Scrapping & happy comping