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

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Moonlight Serenade freebie

Download Freebie Mini Kit Here

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

12 Days of Christmas Deals Day 11 ~ $10 off $20 purchase

Welcome to CatDesignz and the penultimate day of my 12 Days of Christmas Deals.

Todays fabby deal is $10 off a $20 purchase at CatDesignz store at MyMemories giving you an amazing discount

Midnight Christmas Photobook

Today’s SPECIAL OFFER!
Use the promo code: 12Days10SR
(case sensitive)
to save $10.00 off your $20.00 purchase!
Use the promo code and you’ll also get a
BONUS FREE TEMPLATE  from StoryRock!
(BONUS kit added automatically to your cart at checkout)

Midnight Christmas Photobook

You can use the coupon for absolutely anything in my store including the gorgeous Midnight Christmas Photobook with 20 gorgeous themed holiday pages

Midnight Christmas Photobook

Midnight Christmas Photobook

Of course you don’t have to confine your shopping to Christmas kits! The coupon applies to absolutely everything in store!

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

PS tomorrow is the last day of my 12 Days of deals so don’t forget to call back!

$10 off $20 purchase and a free kit by Storyrock Use the promo code: 12Days10SR

Good for 24 hours only from 10am Mountain Time or 4pm here in the UK

Catz Random Reduction day 5 – Together Forever Wordart 99 cents plus a freebie!

This s a quick and dirty post as I’ve been watching the London 2012 opening ceremony when I should have been blogging…..and I have to be in work tomorrow so can’t be burning the midnight oil any longer, especially as I’ve been up since 4am…..

So here is todays random reduction, I picked the Together Forever wordart set for you today

its a really versatile little set for you – enjoy!

 I’m a great fan of wordart since journalling is my biggest digiscrap shortcoming and a well placed wordart or oversized title has redeemed many a layout of mine.

So. just because I’m feeling a little stir crazy right now with only a few more sleeps before a much anticipated vacation, I have a freebie for you as well – My Favorite Waste of Time wordart

Download freebie quickpage here

And don’t forget that theres still chance to collect your Christmas in July goodies at 50% off til the end of the month.  All my Christmas kits are reduced through 31st July

There is also a cheeky coupon code that you can use in my store at MyMemories

If you haven’t used this yet…
don’t forget the
FUN SHOPPING CODE just for you!

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!

And now I REALLY must get some sleep

Happy Scrapping

Catherine x

Random Reductions day 4 – Honey Bunny Baby Kit 99 cents , 24 hours only

I’ve got a gorgeous baby kit for todays Catz Random Reductions for you

Honey Bunny has long been one of my favourites – the embellishments are super sized so that you can print them out BIG – even apply them as nursery decals or print to cushions and full size wall art.

the elements are finely detailed and have a vintage kind of feel to them

how can you resist this cute little guy?  Especially when he’s only 99 cents!!!   Just for the next 24 hours….you really don’t want to miss this one!

and such a smiley sunshiney face to go with the bunny…..

the kit is just a perfect foil for the Baby Mine Wordarts in the Creme de la Creme series

they make a great combination in baby albums.  Linda just made a gorgeous one to show off her new grandson.  To celebrate his birth, Bunnylove Baby Photobook is on offer at only $5.99 for the next few  days

and while you’re in store at my memories picking up Honey Bunny don’t forget that theres still chance to collect your Christmas in July goodies at 50% off til the end of the month.  All my Christmas kits are reduced through 31st July including the beautiful Night Before Christmas.

Catz Random Reductions Day 3 – Purple Heart kit 99 cents for 24 hours only

Evening folks – well its evening here in Halifax!

Todays CatDesignz Random Reduction is the luscious Purple Heart Kit – I chose this one because I know how many of you love my purple kits.

8 of my signature high resolution papers and 21 digital embellishments all at 300 dpi

for those of you who didn’t pick up yesterdays 99 cent kit Friendship its still available here for an hour or two if you hurry.

Pop back tomorrow for another Random Reduction and check out my MyMemories store for 50% off Christmas in July prices on all my Christmas kits – offer ends 31st July

Happy scrapping

Catherine x

Introducing CatzCovers – Stunning Quickpage Album Covers

I often get asked ‘How do I make my scrapbooking album look super special?’

So I put on my thinking cap and came up with CatzCovers, a range of brand new and gorgeous album and photobook covers.

They come in pairs of matching front and back covers in high resolution 300dpi at 12 x 12 size.

That means not only are they perfect for printing onto book covers but they also make amazing photo canvases too.

Ann of my CT even suggested that they could be printed out and displayed at special family events like parties.

They are so easy to use – just drop your own picture into the aperture.

Within MyMemories import them as an embellishment (they are all quickpages) make yourself a frame a little larger than the aperture, import your picture and send it backwards behind the cover page – simples!

You can use the pages in pairs or as stand alone pages.  All of them have plenty of room for journalling so that you can add your own unique stamp to the page.

I’d love to see what you do with them and how they look with YOUR pictures in them – feel free to post them on my CatDesignz Facebook page

So heres a little slideshow that I put together for you to see them all in one place

CatzCovers are live in store exclusively now at MyMemories.

If you haven’t used this yet…
don’t forget the
FUN SHOPPING CODE just for  you!

Enter the code: Summer5 in the PROMO code box at checkout
– good for $5.00 off a $15.00 purchase at  MyMemories.

Watch out over the next couple of weeks for matching complete photo albums!

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine x

Child of my Heart Adoption Kit and a Freebie

Afraid I have been awol for longer than usual – mainly been waiting to get my newest kits in store and linking through for you but there are some hiccoughs still at My Memories following a massive server outage at their ISP.

So, for once, my kits are in my Etsy Store and the links will take you through to there.

Many of you will know I’ve been busy advocating for the Pleven orphans in Bulgaria.  My friend Amanda Unroe, wonderful lady and uber Mom is adopting 5 children from Eastern Europe and has been fundraising to cover the costs of bringing them home

Child of my Heart adoption Kit

Child of my Heart Adoption Digital Scrapbooking Kit

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I decided to pitch in and help her and the result was Child of My Heart which is sort of an adoption kit but not exclusively….the wordarts are adoption focused but everything else could be used for everyday or family layouts.  The kit is on sale in my Etsy store with the whole $6.99 purchase price going straight to the Pleven Orphans Nurses fund, every cent so please do pitch in and buy a copy. Its 125 gorgeous elements including 20 papers and over 30 wordarts.

You can read more about the atrocities perpetrated on innocent children at Pleven in this blog, there is also a chip in button that you can use to make a direct donation to the nurses fund if you wish

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Child of my Heart Wordart

 

The papers are really versatile and include Mother, Father, brother & sister options – oh, and family too!

Child of my Heart Papers

Papers

There are even some add on stacked papers available as a seperate kit but more of that later….

Hearts & Swirls

Hearts & Swirls

Detail

So you will be wanting to see some sample pages and I have some particularly special ones to show you.

Keith, the littlest Unroe, aged 5

 

Nicholas

Nicholas, aged 9

 

Anita aged 6

 

Ahnja aged 10

 

Aleshia aged 6

These are the pics I did especially for Amandas blog.  The children are all the adoptees that the Unroe family are in the process of bringing home to their forever family. I used the kit for all these layouts as I wanted them to match the look of the whole blog.  As the adoption process progresses the blog will get many thousands of hits so it needs to be looking its best while people are hungry for information on the newest Unroe’s! I so enjoyed working with these pictures.

Can you believe that the Unroe’s are adopting 5 little ones, all with special needs and one in particular, little Keith who has urgent medical needs due to systematic neglect and starvation during his time in Pleven.  He is 5 years old and weighs a tiny 14lb – yes, thats right, you didn’t read it wrong and I didn’t type it wrong….

Please pray that the adoption progresses a pace – these children need a loving family to nurture them and allow them to realise their full potential and become the people they were always meant to be.

I wanted to show you the add on kit which is also be in my Etsy store – 5 simple Family Stacked Papers to stretch your kit even further.

Family stacked papers

Family stacked papers, pack of 5

Oh, and I have a few more word arts up my sleeve too but thats for another day.

So, yet again I saved the freebie for last.  Its one of those catch it while you can freebies – here today and gone tomorrow so I hope you are reading this while its still free!

Its my Creme de la Creme Pastels Kit – hope you like it – please leave me some love if you do!

Creme de la Creme Pastels

download freebie kit here

I chose this kit because its the one that my Creative Team Member Celeste Lombas used to sprinkle a little magic on Amanda Unroe’s family blog.  I think you’ll agree she did a great job.  Celeste also kindly freshened Amanda’s adoption blog with Child of My Heart – doesn’t it look wonderful?

So, for 48 hours only you can snag it for free.  After that you can buy it in store at My Memories

Before I go could I please ask you for 2 things?  Firstly to share this blog on FB and twitter and link into it from your own blog?  We need to get the word out about these children so that new families can be found to care for, nurture and love them.   And secondly if you can find it in your heart to make a donation to the Peven Orphans Nurses fund?  You will find the chip in on this blog post

Thank you so much

And to make you smile another peek at the kit and sample layouts including the  lovely ones made by my CT

Happy scrapping

 

Catherine

 

 

International Women’s Day and a Freebie

Happy International Women’s Day!!

I had the privilege of attending a celebratory lunch hosted by the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Naveeda Ikram – Britain’s first female Muslim Lord Mayor.

The event was also the presentation of the awards for Bradford Women of the Year 2012 and the Kirkgate Shopping Centre Bradford where I work sponsored the Woman of Courage Award.

The winner was the wonderful Maralyn Adey who campaigns tirelessly for disability rights.  Her son Kristian and husband Alvin were there to see her pick up her award and they were both glowing with pride.

we are so proud of you Maralyn

Kristian & Alvin

 

and the winner is

with the Lord Mayor

 

As you can see from the pictures it was a wonderfully happy occasion with everyone there to celebrate the amazing women who had won the awards.

Sadly I left my programme at work so I don’t have the list in front of me of everything that Maralyn is doing in her work for disability issues – although I do have the details for her new Charity Venture Learning Disability Hospital Support .  She is on a mission right now to raise the £5000 necessary to register with the Charity’s Commission – thats the amount that the Charity needs in its bank account before the Commission will even consider the application!  So if you can donate or know of anyone who could sponsor the charity please do help – every penny counts!

 

Maralyn Adey collects her prize

 

Such a Happy Occasion

 

So Maralyn, this ones for you – Many Congratulations on a well deserved win!

Seraphina Quickpage by Ann

and to celebrate International Women’s Day I am giving away this gorgeous quickpage designed by Ann Flynn

Seraphina Quickpage

Download Freebie Quickpage Here

There is also a lovely matching single feature photo quickpage that you can pick up for 99 cents

Seraphina 2 Quickpage by Ann Flynn at My Memories

Maralyn, I promise to add all your achievements just as soon as I get home from work tonight

Maralyn with Kristian & Alvin

In the meantime ladies, have a wonderful day and happy scrapping

 

Catherine x

 

Competition – win a CatDesignz kit of your choice

This is your chance to try out my designs without it costing you a cent

My competition for this week is to win a kit of your choice from my store at My Memories – whichever takes your fancy. The second prize is a wordart, again chosen from my CatDesignz My Memories store

The comp itself is hosted here and on my CatDesignz Facebook page – just look for the Win! Win!! Win!!! on the home page of my blog and the same on CatDesignz.

It’s like a treasure trail – you can earn more entries for liking me, leaving me love and sharing on FB and tweeting about the competition.  You can also enter more than once to increase your chances of winning.  The competition runs for a week.

Of course the other way to try my work is to snag this weeks freebie quickpage made for you by Ann Flynn – thanks for sharing your lovely page with us Ann.

download the freebie quickpage here

 

 

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Creme de la Creme – such a versatile Digital Scrapbooking kit

After all the vivid colours of Celeste and Seraphina my latest kit is a celebration of all things calm and subtle.

I wanted to see just what was possible using only one colour and the result is a tone on tone Mega kit in rich shades of vanilla and cream

Hence the name, Creme de la Creme.

To be honest it started out as a wedding kit but  quickly realised that it was perfect for just about any occasion from new babies to heritage and vintage layouts

The subtle cream shades work with just about any colour picture and that means that the picture is the feature.

There are a whole bunch of wordarts included too – simple 1 word versions to use alone or combine in phrases

I’m feeling particularly smug about how it looks with black and white or sepia pictures as I know this will appeal to all those of you who are tracing and recording your family history.

My creative team have really excelled themselves and their layouts are truly beautiful.  Did I ever tell you it makes my hear sing to see my kit used with real photos and marking special events?  Well if I didn’t I should have…..

 

 

 

 

And if the budget is a little tight at this time of year here are a couple of options for you.  Firstly my kits are all cheaper if you buy them direct from me in my Facebook Boutique.

Alternatively you can enter my latest Facebook competition and win yourself a copy!

This week there will be 3 lucky winners who can each chose their own prize – to enter just tell me which kit you’d like to win and post it on your own FB page – simples.  There are other bonus entries available too and you can even up your chances by entering each day.

Hope I’ve been able to inspire you to create a page or two this weekend

Happy Scrapping