Lavender Love

Just a little mini kit but it packs a lot of punch!

Meet Lavender Love…..

Lavender Love

Lavender Love


The kit has a family love theme and is really versatile as you can see in these lovely layouts from my creative team

Family Love

Family Love



Every Once in a While

Every Once in a While

Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Winne

Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Winne

Little Angel

Little Angel

Love You

Love You





Who would believe you could produce such variety from 5 papers and 12 elements?

Thanks to Ann Linda and Laura for their beautiful work

I think the cork heart makes a great frame and the tripple family frame is pretty versatile too.

And of course everyones favourite scrabble tiles in the large scale wordart.

I hope you enjoy using this mini kit as much as I enjoyed making it

Happy Scrapping








And the winner is……….

Congratulations Tammy Evans, you are the lucky winner of a full version copy of MyMemories V3 digital scrapbooking software

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Please contact me so that I can let you know how to claim your prize

You are so going to love playing with this software

Thanks to everyone who entered – I wish I had a copy to give to each of you.

If you hop over to my CatDesignz Facebook page and like it I will post there if I here of any other peeps doing a givaway.

In the meantime I will be posting a freebie there as soon as I reach 300 likes which should be this weekend sometime – use it to add to or even to start your digi scrapping stash

Have a great weekend




stop press, just found out my friend and creative team member Ann is giving away a copy of the software on her own blog so if you are wanting another chance hop over to Scrapbooking with  Ann and get entering!


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

Wicked Wednesday Freebie Givaway Part 1

Fancy making a complete digital scrapbook album for free?

All perfectly matching double page spreads?

All themed and co-ordinating?

Yes, I did say free!!!

All you have to do is tune in here each Wednesday to catch the link to the week’s set of 2 freebie pages courtesy of My Memories

Here are the first 2 pages

Download Here 

The kit contains the 9 individual elements as well as the 2 complete  pages so you can use them in other projects too

You can add your own favourite elements, journalling and wordart to the complete pages to really personalise them

The pages are created with My Memories Suite v2 which is the world’s favourite digital scrapbooking software

Its perfect for beginners or more experienced scrappers, without doubt the easiest software I’ve ever used for scrapping – no steep learning curve and plenty of video tutorials available free online too

If you want to get your hands on a copy at a bargain price use coupon code


at the My Memories checkout – it will get you $10 off the list price and a further coupon value $10 for your first downloads!

Of course you don’t have to use the My Memories software to take advantage of the freebies but its a peach of a programme and so easy to use that you’re bound to love it!

don’t forget subscribe to my blog and drop by each Wednesday to pick up your set of matching free pages

and why not post your completed layouts on the MyMemories Facebook page or the CatDesignz FB page– let them know you got them from CatDesignz blog and I’ll leave you some love!

happy scrapping

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

Talking Templates

I love love love templates  – been designing them for Artscow for the last 12 months so I know you love them too.

Thats what really appealed to me about My Memories.  As well as kits they sell templates.

So what you ask? They’re just quickpages under another guise.

Quickpages have been around for years I hear you say.  Yes, they have.  I started out scrapping with them myself so I’m familiar with the pleasure and pain of quickpages – fast, simple, instant gratification.  But always always theres an element smack bang in the wrong place or the colours are just a little off with your picture or there are too many/not enough picture appertures.

Step in the template – all the advantages of a quick page but none of the pain – thats why they are so so popular. 

Because a template is adaptable.  Its a layered file that you can change and adapt to your own best fit – move elements, resize, duplicate, remove them completely or even add your own – howzat!

I’ll show you what I mean using my Weathered Floral Template Set.

Heres the original template with 3 appertures.  Kind of pretty with a seasidy theme with the shells.

Heres my first use of the page leaving everything as it is and just dropping some holiday vacation photos in.  Easy peasy and done in seconds.

But what if I don’t have 3 pictures?  What then?  Well, you can simply just remove one of the frames and resize the others and you get something like this.

But don’t just think seaside.  You can use this template for all sorts of other occasions by removing the sea shells (which you can find in my simply seashells kit) and adding in your own favourite elements.

This time I used a family wedding picture and added a word art from my Winter White  Simply Words collection.  To finish off I recoloured the mat to tie in with the photo and voila, a completely different look. How versatile is that?  Now I happen to like my layouts fairly uncluttered but with My Memories software you can import as many additional elements as you like and add journalling or extra frames.  They really are limited only by your imagination.

So there you are, 3 completely different looks from 1 single template. And that’s why I love templates – speed scrapping and versatility at its best

happy scrapping

Cat x

ps, if you don’t have software that supports layers you can still use the page as a quickpage!