iNSD Mini Blog Hop with my Creative Team & a Freebie

Happy iNSD to all you happy scrappers!

Today I have a mini blog hop for you and you can collect lots of goodies from me and my Creative Team along the way.

They are all featuring my latest kit, new in store today at MyMemories called Spring Comes Softly.

Spring Comes Softly

Spring Comes Softly

Spring is very late here in Halifax this year after the harshest of winters – we still have daffodils in bloom and its May!  I keep looking at the cherry trees (we are blessed with 6 in our garden) and they are trying so hard but probably won’t be in bloom for another 5 or 6 days yet.

So in the meantime I have a soft and pretty kit to show you along with some matching wordart and beautiful clusters and papers (yes, modest went out the window as I am so delighted with the way these kits came together!)

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Spring Comes Softly Bundle

The mini blog hop is hosted by my creative team so you can stop along the way and pick up all your iNSD goodies.   Big hint – if you love my new kit then you’ll adore the blog hop!

Before you dash off for more freebies I also have a super coupon code for you – all my kits at MyMemories are already 25% off for the whole weekend.  If you use coupon code Catz25 you will get an extra 25% taking the discount to a hopping 43.7%.  Its valid on my whole CatDesignz store until Midnight Mountain on 6th July. So you can stock up on everything on your wish list including todays new kit which comes in a super value bundle too.

And if you don’t yet use the worlds best selling digital scrapbooking software why not?

You can get MyMemories Suite v4 with a $10 off coupon – use code   STMMMS26788    at checkout and you’ll also get $10 of free kits of your choice plus a free photobook.

So now to the blog hop, its hosted by my creative team so you can stop along the way and pick up all your iNSD goodies.  Here are the stops for you – do visit them all as they all have a little freebie for you! Anyway, heres the details for you:

You are Here: www.CatDesignz.com (scroll to the bottom for my freebie)

Here are the gorgeous layouts the ladies made with the kits (forgive me for stealing a march on their blogs but they are just so gorgeous I couldn’t resist!)

 

I am giving away 6 copies of the Spring Comes Softly Bundle.  3 will go to people who like my Facebook page and another 3 will go to friends they introduce who post a comment on my CatDesignz Facebook page saying who sent them (or CatDesignz blogpost sent me if none of your friends are fans yet!). Like and Comment here on my FB page and don’t forget to share to be in with a chance of winning – winners will be announced Monday evening.

And I almost forgot I have a freebie for you too.

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Springtime Mini

Download freebie mini kit here

Its the add on mini kit to Spring Comes Softly, Springtime Mini

Your next stop on the blog hop is Ann at www.scrapbookingwithann.blogspot.ca

Have a great day and hope you enjoy your freebies

Happy Scrapping

Catherine

* My CatDesignz Freebies for iNSD will be available until 23.59 10th May .

Discount coupon Catz25 available  until 23.59 6th May (all times Mountain Time)

 

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

Stop Press – My Memories Blog Train will start at CatDesignz!

My Memories blog train to celebrate International Digital Scrapbooking day will start Friday 2nd November here at CatDesignz

Dozens of designers with oodles of freebies for you, mark the date in your diary

see you here Friday for fun and freebies!

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

 

 

CatDesignz Summer Stroll Blog Hop, Freebies Galore!

Welcome to CatDesignz Summer Stroll Bloghop,  our bimble through digi scrapland

CatDesignz Summer Stroll Blog Hop – freebies Galore!

We have  a bunch of goodies for you to collect and heaps of inspiration along the way – even a couple of surprise stops ….without giving too much away we have quickpages and papers, overlays and templates so plenty to suit everyone

But  just before we go any further I want to invite you to a party, well a baby shower actually….

The Newest Unroes Baby Shower Invite

My wonderful friends Amanda and Brent Unroe are holding a shower for the adoption of their 5, yes 5, Bulgarian Blessings.  They travel this week to spring their beloved children from their orphanages in Bulgaria and bring them home to their forever family in Ohio.  You Can read about them on Amandas blog and their adoption story on their  God’s Rainbow in our Lives  Adoption Blog

I have kept vigil with them these last few months as they waited for the complex and frustrating legal process to complete so that these these angels can join their family.  And now the countdown is on – this week Ahnja, Keith, Nicholas, Anita and Aleshia will be orphans no more.

I made a kit specially for adoptive families – digi scrap for adoptions can be so hard to find.  Actually you might recognise it prettying up one of Amandas blogs!

Child of my Heart Adoption Kit

You’ll see in my right hand side bar that theres a chip in for the nursing fund for Pleven orphans – thats for the orphanage where little Keith has been imprisoned his whole life (I use the word advisedly as you will see in Amandas adoption blog) Until the Unroe children are home all proceeds from the sale of this kit will go to the Pleven Orpahns nursing fund.

All of the kits you’ll see on this page are available at My Memories and to celebrate our blog hop I have a sweet summer code that you can use in MyMemories store if you want to pick up some kits for your stash


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!
(good for one time use per customer)

And because all todays blog hop 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:
                      STMMMS26788
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise
                from MyMemories.com
Well, I know you are itching to get off on our stroll, the outlook is sunny (even if the weather here in the UK is most definitely not lol!)

Just in case any of you get seperated from the main group heres the whole list of our blogs so you can catch up with us again

www.CatDesignz.com Catherine – You are here!

www.scrapbookingwithann.blogspot.ca Ann

http://321Scrap.blogspot.com Diane

http://linda-mommiesplaceofplay.blogspot.ca Linda

http://www.secretsmilephotography.com/news/ Lisa

http://throughmylensdly.blogspot.com/ Dawn

http://www.byhelengullett.blogspot.com/ Helen

www.crafts-n-fitness.blogspot.com Rachel

http://designsbymarieh.com/blog/ Marie

http://coastalscrapbooks.blogspot.com Sharon

http://magsgraphics.blogspot.com Mags

 

So pack up your picnic, grab your sunnies and lets go!

 

The first goodie is a 4 page template for all you My Memories divas. Its made for you by Ann of my CT (she’s your next stop on this hop) The gorgeous butterflies are from my Celeste kit which is on sale all this week for you

Celeste Kit on sale this week

The wordarts are from the extesive Creme de la Creme Range and I’ve put the main kit on sale for you this week too – grab it while its reduced as I don’t know when it will ever be this fab price again!

 

Creme de la Creme on sale all this week

so, heres the template set for you.  Like I said it will download straight into your MyMemories software.  All the individual elements are included and you get to swap and change them around to your hearts content.

Butterfly Love Template

 Download Freebie Template here

For those of you who don’t have the software you can download a free trial version and have a play (follow the link and see the try it free button on the right hand side)

Then if  you decide to buy There is a sweet $10 discount code STMMMS26788  that you can use at checkout

well, the next stop on the hop is Ann www.scrapbookingwithann.blogspot.ca and I know you will love what she has in store for you!

And I leave you with the sweetest names you will see this month – Amanda and Brents new family members

Ahnja Joy Unroe – Orphan no More

Aleshia Noelle Unroe – Orphan no More

Anita Faith Unroe – Orphan no More

 

 

Nicholas Cole Unroe – Orphan no More

If you click on the pictures you will see the kits I used to make the Childrens names.

Leave me a comment on this blog post for a chance to win one of these kits – you chose which one.  To double your chances go ‘like’ my CatDesignz Facebook Page

Happy Scrapping and Happy Hopping!

Catherine x

PS  And don’t forget the whole month of July is Christmas in July with 50% off all my Christmas goodies for the whole month – yes, thats why Santa is whizzing round my header and theres holly busting out all over!!!

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Congratulations to the Mickschl family whose son Andrew came home to his forever family 7th July 2012 as I was writing this blog – Blessings to you all and welcome home Andrew

 

Stop Press Again!!

afraid there has been a hiccough with Diane’s blog post so until we can contact her I am going to post her freebie here for you so that you don’t miss out.  Afraid I can’t show you her layout as she has that on her hard drive but I can show you the freebie and give you the link to it!

Its part of the Totally Tropical Range – this is the main kit which is on sale in MyMemories this week only.

Totally Tropical on sale this week

 

Totally Tropical Bamboo Overlays Freebie

Download Freebie Overlays here

 

CatDesignz Summer Stroll blog hop starts here Sunday

Just a quick and dirty post to let you know that my summer blog hop start here on Sunday – lots of inspiration and lots of goodies for you from my CT and some surprise guest bloggers

And heres a little teaser for you of what my talented team have in store for you……..

Sweet & Tender by Dawn via Coral Summer II

And don’t forget its Christmas in July – all my Christmas kits are 50% off through the whole of July

Jolly Holly papers – new in store & 50% off!!

 

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:
                      STMMMS26788
                          will give you
$10 off the software and $10 in free merchandise
                from MyMemories.com

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!

http://www.catdesignz.com  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

AND HERE’s  a WARM UP SHOPPING 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

http://simplyyousimplyme.com/       


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,

hugs

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