50% off sale at CatDesignz plus a freebie

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50% off everything at CatDesignz MyMemories store

Today I have my spring sale on in store over at MyMemories for you.  You can stock up on all the goodies that have been on your wish list while they are half price.  Thats over 1000 items all at 50% off.

And while you are in store make sure to pick up the freebie thats there for you too


Moonlight Serenade freebie

Download Freebie Mini Kit Here

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:
                          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

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


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,


Catherine 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…….



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…….



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


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



and the second freebie


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


Hope you enjoy using them

A just because Freebie….

just because I made 100 fans on my new CatDesignz Face Book page that is – in fact I sailed past it with over 50 new friends in an hour so just had to give out a freebie to celebrate

download here 

don’t delay though, its only free for 24 hours

heres a sweet layout that Nicole made with the kit

thanks for allowing me to share this lovely peek into your family Nicole x

Happy scrapping