Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jan 2009 Calendar

I'm going to try this for a resolution - create a kit a month and give you a calendar to match. Here is the first one using my new kit "A Bit Flaky" available in my K*Joi store. The calendar is letter-sized and I am printing it out and hanging it on a clipboard in a busy place in the house. If someone will remind me of the common European paper size, I will also create one Monday - Sunday. Download

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


My new kit currently has the name "A Bit Flaky" and will be available sometime on Saturday from my K*Joi store. Join me in the K*Joi chat on Saturday morning - I will start up sometime past 9:30 US Central and hang until I get called away or everyone else does ;) We will be talking about last minute Christmas gift ideas.
Here is a little preview of "A Bit Flaky," my new winter kit. I created some gift tags for you. These can be printed on 8.5x11 paper then cut and signed.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Duh! Holly Jolly

I did everything but put in the link yesterday! Thanks WillowRaven for pointing this out.


Don't forget to pick up my CATW kit (below) and visit my K*Joi store. The Dec Collab kit is huge (21 files) and on sale!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Jolly Holly Blog Train

Yes! Here it is! Time for the Holly Jolly Express!
[click for -> Christmas Around the World]
My Holly Jolly kit includes:
9 papers
5 garland elements (brackets, frames, ribbon)
2 page turns
3 ornaments
1 word art
1 binder clip
1 holly
2 prongs
2 laced ribbons (forgot to list on preview)

Feel free to return to the station at anytime by clicking the logo below. Make sure you bookmark it in case you can't ride the train all the way through to the end today.

Stop 01 - BeaconScrap
Stop 02 - Carolyn Ritter
Stop 03 - Karrie Thomas of Kez Creates Designs
Stop 04 - Crafted by Gina
Stop 05 - DesignsByAmilyn
Stop 06 - Michelle Angeles
Stop 07 - Throwing Some Scraps Around
Stop 08 - Country Hollow Scraps
Stop 09- ScrapinDaisy from Designs by Ruth
Stop 10 - Bits O'Scrap
Stop 11 - Wimpychompers Creations
Stop 12 - QueenBrat Designs
Stop 13- Mumure
Stop 14 - Frosted Illusions
Stop 15 - Aussie Scraps
Stop 16 - HutchsBaby Faith in Christ Scraps
Stop 17 - MoveFearlessly Designs
Stop 18 - swordascrappin
Stop 19 - Kismet
Stop 20 - Missladyhawke
Stop 21 - The Queen and the Princess Designs
Stop 22 - Vanjo Designs
Stop 23 - Angi's Place
Stop 24 - SotoCreations
Stop 25 - The Mathematician' s Assistant
Stop 26 - Crops2Dawn Creations
Stop 27 - S.G.Rowe Designs
Stop 28 - Amy's Scraps
Stop 29 - jaydensmama
Stop 30 - Crystal Jozlin, Crystal's Creations By Design
Stop 31 - Digital Creations by Amber
Stop 32 - Kitten Scraps
Stop 33 - Grandma Pat
Stop 34 - Grunge and Glitter Scraps
Stop 35 - JIC Creations
Stop 36 - Butterfly Kisses
Stop 37 - Babyyaks
Stop 38 - Simply Beautiful Creations
Stop 39 - Pretty Scrappy
Stop 40 - TammyJo's Creations
Stop 41 - CMB Designs
Stop 42 - Christy Skaggs
Stop 43 - SnapScrapCreate
Stop 44 - Believe Designs
Stop 45 - Linda's Dream Designs
Stop 46 - MIP Scraps
Stop 47 - Miss Erin's Scraps
Stop 48 - WillowRaven at Purple Dragonfly Creations
Stop 49 - Digital Keepsakes
Stop 50 - Blind Sight Designs
Stop 51 - Dreamland Designs
Stop 52 - Hummie's World
Stop 53 - Northern Lights Designs
Stop 54 - DesignZ by DeDe
Stop 55 - twisted angel
Stop 56 - Desert Bloom Designs
Stop 57 - Rachelz_Expressio nz
Stop 58 - Creations By Jessa
Stop 59 - Bits'N'Bobs
Stop 60 - Amanda's Scrappy Creations
Stop 61 - Heartfelt Perfections
Stop 62 - Candie
Stop 63 - Just For You DigiScraps
Stop 64 - Cuddlebeez Scraps
Stop 65 - Prairie Sage
Stop 66 - Creekside Cottage Designs
Stop 67 - PinkuPixie Digital Designs
Stop 68 - Mariscrap
Stop 69 - Marbled Circle
Stop 70 - Panda Bear Designs
Stop 71 - Kolor'Scapez!
Stop 72 - Stellarfairie designs
Stop 73 - Manda @ Disaster In Designs
Stop 74 - Danielle [DMK Designs]
HERE ->Stop 75 - Katlen Kreations <- HERE
Stop 76 - Babydoll's Scrapz
Stop 77 - Angel Flower
Stop 78 - Designs by Teri
Stop 79 - SandEz Creationz
Stop 80 - Sistermoon Scraps

* personal note - This list was WAY to big to include on everyone's blog *

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Around the World

It is finally here! Join me in a huge blog train Christmas Around the World.
10 papers
1 set frame/tag
3 ornaments
2 prongs
2 binder clips
2 page turns
1 trail
Download my part at 4shared, then head over to the Christmas Around the World Blog for more. Look at these beautiful colors!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

I wish I was just sitting and relaxing, but there is fence to be built so we don't have to buy so much hay this winter or at least for the fall. The parents are visiting here and we had a reasonable meal - Mom is getting better. There are still a bit of leftovers.

I have also put all my products at 50% (not including collaboratives). Check out my K*Joi store. Of course, what I really have in the store right now is my Birthday Star kit, so I made another little freebie to celebrate. Download here. This mini-kit does not duplicate any of the previous elements, pages or kits. Scroll down for previous add-on. This BB QP does have elements from other kits on the page.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pick of the Day

I just found out that one of my LOs made Pick of the Day at the Scrapping Garden. Check it out over there.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas is coming

I just finished up my contribution to the K*Joi Holidays at my Home kit. It will be on sale Dec 1.
I also joined both the Holly Jolly Blog Train and Christmas Around the World. So I will be a busy designer in the next few weeks.
Wishing all the Americans - Happy Thanksgiving!

Jolly Holly CATW

Friday, November 07, 2008

Birthday Star - Mostly Done freebie

Come join me at my Cartoon Chat, Saturday morning 10 am (US Central Time) at K*Joi.
An Add-On to my Birthday Star kit, this set is part of my Mostly Done series (Tell me what you think). It contains a 4x6 quickpage and parts to create your own matching page. No parts have been duplicated between this kit and original Birthday Star (12x12) and the Birthday Star Mostly Done (4x6).
Download this kit from 4shared.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Birthday Star - Mostly Done

Finished the Add-On to the Birthday Star kit - it is now available at K*Joi. I tried the concept that you may want to customize some. I have included 3 quickpages and materials to build matching pages. Some of the elements are brand new. Some of the elements come from the original Birthday Star kit. Both kits are 50% for the DSD weekend.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Went for a short walk this morning. The fog is so heavy, I heard the dew dripping from the trees.
I have a busy day scheduled! Lots of blog hops and chats. Hope to see ya'll at some of them. The first on my schedule is my weekly cartoon chat at K*Joi at 10 am (US Central).
I also plan to finish up a Mostly Done Brag Book using my Birthday Star kit, which is 50% off for the weekend. If I can carve out some more time, I will work on my CSI kit, the next in line.
See ya'll around! Have a great day and stop back by for the new Brag Book kit.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Calendar Basics

For Digital Scrapbooking Day, I am giving away the beginnings of my Mostly Done series. This set contains the basics to create small calendars (both badge and brag book (4x6) size. Included are date strips, day strip and months.
This set is available free for this weekend only. 4shared
Also visit my K*Joi store for 50% the few kits I have there, again just for the weekend. I hope to get my first Mostly Done for the Birthday Star kit and perhaps a copy of my CSI kit.
Have a happy and busy DSD!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Animals

Well, we did it again! About a month ago, we got a llama and then last Saturday in a whirlwind tour around Kansas City we picked up a goat, 3 guinea, 2 peafowl and a mimosa tree. What a menagree!

Here is CoCo. She came with the name Maggie, but be already have a pain named Maggie, so miss oreo is named after Chocolate. She has skin injures on her face and legs and her fur is very matted. No hope for the fur until spring. She will come for food, but still won't let us touch her.

Read more about our animals on our Measure of Their Creation Blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Birthday Star - Date Wheel

datewheelI was so excited when I received my invitation to join the designers at K*Joi Studios. Then I started sorting through my partial kits and found nothing ready to post. I started to rework my entry into Faith Sisters and the kit has taken on a life of its own - gotta find a stopping place soon and put it into my store. This morning I got the date wheel finished and wanted to share, actually wanted to find someone to test it out and give feedback. *Freebie no longer available - check out my K*Joi store for full kit *
Look for the full kit ad in a few days. To use the date wheel, open the files in order, part 1 on the bottom, then rotate to the desired position. The papers may or may not make it into the full kit.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Big Reveal at K*Joi

Whoo Hoo! I made it! I am a new Diva at K*Joi Studios. I went through the contest as contestant # 24301D. To the right, you can see my entries into the contest and my various avitars. We had a blast and now we are unleased on the general public. Watch out! Here we come.
Many of us have made extra freebies from our kits. I have created 2 more templates: Together and Family Time. The paper and 2 frames (prince and princess) are an add-on to my favorite week: Magic/Fantasy. Download freebie and check out my previous freebie from the same kit. I had planned on a bigger freebie, but I have to get my store together. There will be some freebies there as well before the weekend is over.
Along with the big reveal and the whole crew is having a big party this weekend! Join me at 10 am on Saturday morning for a Cartoon Chat.
Here is the list:
21206D-Lizard Dau Designs (http://liz-lizarddaudesigns.blogspot.com)
21845B-Labline (http://labline.blogspot.com)
21879D-Digidesigns By Amberbaz (http://weallhavetostartsomewheredigiscraps.blogspot.com)
22170C-Panda Bear Designs (http://www.pandabeardesigns.blogspot.com)
22181A-April Dawn Creations (http://aprildawncreations.blogspot.com)
22342B-Camillas Kitchen (http://camillaskitchen.blogspot.com)
22596D-mITSYBELLE (http://mitsybelle.blogspot.com)
22611D-luvfromindia (http://luvfromindia.blogspot.com)
22660-Stacy Smileys (http://staceysmileys.blogspot.com)
22896B-Lori Imel (http://living4him2.blogspot.com)
22978-Schappys Scrapdesign (http://schappys-scrapdesign.blogspot.com/)
23075D-Stacey Crossley Designs (http://NiCoAlGoesDigiScrapping.blogspot.com)
23494D-Cancer Moon Creations (http://cancermooncreations.blogspot.com)
24074A-Tripalee Designs (http://tripaleetalks.blogspot.com)
24301D-KatLen Kreations (http://katlen124.blogspot.com) *** you are here ***
24588B-Belanna At Odds(http://atodds.blogspot.com)
24789C-SandEz Creationz (http://sandezcreationz.blogspot.com)
24864A-Biebels Scraps (http://biebies.blogspot.com)
God's design by God's designhttp:digibygodsdesign.biz

Thursday, October 16, 2008

K*Joi Birthday

K*Joi Studios is having a big party this weekend. Come join us!
The winners from the Designer Contest will be announced and there is tons of fun and the Contestant blog hop so you can get to know the previously anonymous contestants. I'll have my freebie up later today or early tomorrow!
I am so excited!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

SAS Cast Party

Whew! The Stone Accent Studio's Next SASsy Lady contest was a whirlwind of creating kits and I actually had a blast. A big Thank You to everyone that made comments on my blog and 4shared account!
As a thank you, I have created 2 brag book sized pages from each kit I made for the contest. I can just see your favorite 4 Alarm Chili recipe in the Police one on the right or your own little devil in the one on the left. How about a picture of your childhood home in the top Heritage page with a family picture of your grandparents in the other. Both of the Butterfly Garden pages are perfect for a cover page, I designed the green one for recipes and the purple for photos of flowers or your kiddies in the flowers. 4shared
Can't wait to see what you do with these pages. Email me at katlen124(at)gmail(dot)com.

See the rest of the Cast Party ~ a special thanks to Nani for organizing this party!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More from K*Joi contest

K*Joi is back in full swing with weeks 1-3 available for download. The more of mine you download, the more points I get - but I can't tell you which one is me ;)
I can tell you there are many excellent kits - coordinated to 3 color schemes. I have made an add-on for week 2 with 3 papers, a frame, some word art and clips. Download from 4shared.
Stay tuned for the blog hop with more freebies from the participants.

Friday, September 26, 2008

K*Joi Is Back

After several bouts with growing and server problems, the K*Joi contest is back on. Round 1 has been uploaded and 2 & 3 will be up soon. Check on the free downloads in the store. I will be making little freebies to give away here and watch out for the birthday party and grand reopening coming soon. Many of the contesting will also be hosting a blog hop during the festivities!

On the home front, we got a llama yesterday. Pictures coming soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pedigree QP

Sorry so little freebies with this round at SAS. It has been a busy week in my non-scrapping world. Still looking for something to pay the bills. I have had this quick page in mind, so I put it together to send along. download
If you haven't voted yet, there is still time, at least until Thurs evening, maybe longer because there were some difficulties before and during this time. (must be logged in)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

SAS voting available

Week 3 of the Stone Accent Studios contest is now available to download and vote -
Vote for me Faded Photographs by katlen124! I will have some samples, quick pages and add-ons in My Gallery later this week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

SAS Heritage Kit

I finished up the Stone Accent Studio Week 3 Heritage Kit today. I just ran out of steam towards the end, so there are some lace papers that were quick.

The kit is currently only available through my Stone Accent Studio Gallery. (must be signed in to vote) The kit contains some, not all of the items I have given away in the past few days.
Faded Photographs includes:
  • 12 unique papers
  • 40 buttons of 8 designs
  • a set of brackets
  • 3 frame clusters
  • 6 unique frames including filmstrip and slide
  • 3 raffia wraps
  • 5 safety pins
  • 5 misc items

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wordle Fun

I spent too much time at Wordle today, but you get a free paper for it. I also made a paper from an old photograph of some unknown ancestor family. I played a lot with some buttons because I plan on making some button clusters, but here is one set using the color scheme provided in the SAS contest. I also put in a slide frame and a filmstrip. Again - don't know what I am going to use in the final kit. I do need to make some more papers. Download this part at 4shared.
Tomorrow come back for the full kit.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Name My Kit

Been tossing around ideas for the name of my kit. My sister is leaning toward something with shoebox in it. I'm singing "misty, water-colored memories ... of the way we were. Please make a suggestion as you are downloading the part of the kit.
As with the last post, these are just parts I am playing with. They may or may not make the final cut when I assemble the kit on Monday for posting at Stone Accent Studios. This part contains a photo album cover, 3 raffia wraps, and 3 flowers. The final paper is a pile of photographs from an album my father inherited, mostly cousins.

Download at 4 shared. - don't forget to leave a suggestion.

Friday, September 19, 2008

SAS week 3 - Heritage

By a lot of bad luck for other people, I managed to stay in the SAS Designer contest. This week's topic, however, I feel that I can really run with. I have created a few pages and elements already. These may or may not make the final cut into the full kit. Leave a comment and tell me.
The street scene is where my dad grew up and the frame is from an old photo album.

Download here: 4shared

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Butterfly Garden - BB QP

Not a lot of time today, but I did promise a freebie a day until I am pushed of of designer island at SAS. I need some more journaling space, so I created some simple labels. So in this installment you get: 2 blue Brag Book Quick Pages and 4 labels in this week's colors.

So if I am going to stay on the island I need a few more votes at SAS {need to be registered to vote or download my original kit} preview 1 & preview 2

Today's at 4shared!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Butterfly Garden - Another Add-On

I promised a freebie a day, so here are the gingham's I thought of sitting quietly in church. (Not where my mind should have been, I know). The bows just wouldn't fit into the limitations of the kit.
One of the other contestants made brag book quick pages - mulling that in my mind for tomorrow...hmm.
In the meantime - go vote for me at SAS {need to be registered to vote or download my original kit} preview 1 & preview 2

Down this part at 4Shared.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Butterfly Garden - First Freebie

When I was designing the Butterfly Garden kit, I thought they said recolors didn't count, so I was going hog wide. Here is one of the patterns I came up with. I put it on the paper, clip and prongs. I thought putting them on the ribbons was overkill. I created the ribbons to offset the butterfly overload.

Be sure to head over to my SAS Gallery and download the big kit and vote for me - must be registered.


SAS week 2

In week two, the tormentors gave us a color scheme, but let us free on the topic. We had to make to previews but I have jammed it all into here. The kit has 32 pieces in all: 12 papers, 1 quick page, 9 flowers, 4 journaling notes, 1 shaker, 1 frame, 2 ribbons, 1 bow and a clip.

Check out the less jammed previews at SAS:
preview 1 & preview 2
The 4 shared links are on those pages.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Layout with Police Heros

I was encouraged to create a layout using my kit and now I know why. While making the layout, I was thinking, "Gee, I could use a ..."

So the list includes: a badge frame, Crime Scene ribbon, tag set (who, what, when, where), magnifying glass, microscope, "who done it" word art ... taking suggestions.

In case you missed it, the second extra set is at 4shared and the whole kit is available through my gallery at Stone Accent Studios.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Police Freebie

I made a little add-on to the police kit. Enjoy. The voting is now open at Stone Accent Studios. Download my full kit and vote for me.

I forgot the DL link for the mini- 4shared
duh - probably going to miss the freebie engines today.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Police Kit

Well, here it is! I kept dreaming up more elements. I wish I had more time. When I make the kit to sell, there will be more real elements and more papers - had a tough time with papers for this.

The voting hasn't started yet, but you can see the entries at SAS.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Police Sampler

I have joined yet another contest: this time at Stone Accent Studios.

For the upcoming kit, I had to create my own notepad element, so I am giving it away early with a few other things I needed to test. The notepad I photographed myself and cut down all the fluff around it.I thought it could be used as a journaling space. Looking forward to your feedback. 

Come back for the full kit in a few days.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I am so excited. By putting my Birthday kit on the freebie lists (Digifree and DigiScrapDepot), my kit was downloaded over 500 times. My CUTE template has been downloaded over 60 times.

Thanks to all who left comments!

I do plan on making a few more of the printables. I need 4 letter words. I already have planned BFF!, LOVE, BABY. Any other suggestions?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Mostly Done

My next project - in between all the contests - is to create a brag book sized series called Mostly Done. I personally do not like QuickPages or Ploppers, where all you do is put the picture behind an already finished page and maybe add a title and journaling. Mostly Done will provide a brag book page that is almost finished along with a few elements that you can place wherever. This idea will allow you to complete multiple pages from the same mini-kit that look like an album, yet not identical.

My first set will be a school years album. I welcome any other ideas ... birthday ...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

K*Joi Rounds 2 and 3

Server Problems caused a little delay, so both rounds 2 and 3 are up for voting now.

Friday, August 29, 2008

I learned, your bonus

One of the K*Joi contestants put up a tutorial about filling with a pattern and I am having fun with it. I made another paper for the FS Birthday for my visitors and also to see if the Digi-Free engine will pick it up. Bonus for me, bonus for you.

4 Shared

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Faith Sisters

Yep! I entered another designer contest. Silly thing to do while in the middle of another, but this one only required one mini-kit. I love the fun colors of this kit!

Go to Faith Sisters to DL and vote for mine! Pick it up here.

In the mean time, K-Joi has uploaded the 2nd week of the contest.
vote here comment here download here
Each action gets the contestants more points.

Friday, August 08, 2008

KJoi Designer Contest

I have entered yet another designer contest. Found out today, no one is getting kicked out, so I have to go through all 4 rounds. My first project ended up in an entirely different direction than my first tries, so I see another mini-kit sometime soon with the first group of stuff.
voting section in the forums: http://kjoistudios.com/messages/index.php?board=184.0,
the contest area in the gallery: http://kjoistudios.com/gallery/index.php?cat=9
the contest area in the shop http://kjoistudios.com/shop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=263.

Stop by for some freebies.
PS - I can't tell you which one I am, but vote for me anyway!

Monday, August 04, 2008

New Animals

We have a very small farm. This past week, we bought 2 new goats to bring to a total of 4. Also our first chickens and Guinea since moving to Missouri. The birds have not been doing well in the heat and the goats are lonely for their larger herd, but the are settling in. The layout is at Digitals for the Calendar Challenge.

Friday, August 01, 2008

First kit for sale

My first full kit is available for sale at Digital Craft Cottage. (store)
I love the school bus yellow along with the subdued red and green. I'm already thinking of add on pieces and more as I create LOs using this versatile kit.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

First Template!!!

I have made my first template.

I have recently been fascinated by word books and thought, maybe I can make one. AND I DID! I have done my testing this morning, and a little revising. It is ready to be testing by someone else. If you use this to create an album, please tell me about it, leave a link to the photo, at least tell me if it works.

4 Shared

Monday, July 21, 2008

Just a little memory sharing

A little fun passed on from DeDe Smith:

Here are the directions:

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together.
It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember
! And to my ONLINE SCRAPBOOKING FRIENDS - we've had lots of fun together in our crops and such...so I say that counts too!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you.

3. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments. HAVE FUN!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Been a few months, need to update!
Not only off from teaching for the summer, but job hunting. Living with my sister and doing things neither of us had time for like, cleaning out the garage, listing stuff on our Half store, etc.
Got on the Scrap Professor CT team last week. I'm so excited.
Also found Digital Craft Cottage. Looks like a fun place. The LO is Christmas tags from DCC Down Home Christmas team kit for the Christmas Tag Exchange. Check out the other entries and try it yourself.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Cat book

The Christmas rush is over and I am settling back into the school routine (blah).
I have had some chances to get back to scrapping. A while ago I started a cat book that will eventually contain pictures of the cats my sister and I have shared quarters with for the last 15 years.
Here are Faith and Hope, 2 little strays the girl brought home from church one Wednesday night many years ago. Hope died several years ago, but the beautiful Faith is as shy as ever.

Kit: Acorn Designs' Tigger