Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Soltice

Happy Beginning of Winter (or Summer if you are down under).
I have been working on a set of Winter Journal Sides for a while and just can't seem to finish. Journal Sides are 12" x 3" - perfect for journaling or downsize a bit for a bookmark or other element. So far I have this snowman, a penguin, a half-finished polar bear and was thinking of some mittens and a sweater. Here is the snowman and mitten trail.
My Christmas Journal Sides are also on sale and for visiting my blog. Here is an extra $0.50 off. 7080f48da7 (good through Dec 31)
Please make a comment about Journal Sides - Do you like the idea? Should I continue with other topics?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Farm News

Brr!! It has been biting cold this week. The goats object. The chickens don't like the wind and neither do I.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Carlendar reminder

Just a reminder for those who haven't picked up an easy gift - 4x6 calendar. All 12 months use kits from the designer's stores. Check them out as well.

my part is at 4shared

Jan * Panda Bear Designs
Feb * Scrapzn Bitz
Mar * SandEz
Apr * Lizard Dau Designs
May * April Dawn Creations
Jun * Scrapzn Bitz
Jul * KatLen Kreations < me
Aug * ice princess
Sep * Lori Imel
Oct * CACTUSmango <- be patient, new mommy
Nov * Designs by Angel
Dec * KatLen Kreations < and me

Friday, December 04, 2009

Calendar blog train

Hey all, Happy Holidays. We a K*Joi studios are getting ready for next year and saving you some time on presents as well. We have created 4x6 calendars from our kits. Most will also be offering a discount on the kit the page was made from, watch for coupons.

my part is at 4shared

Jan * Panda Bear Designs
Feb * Scrapzn Bitz
Mar * SandEz
Apr * Lizard Dau Designs
May * April Dawn Creations
Jun * Scrapzn Bitz
Jul * KatLen Kreations
Aug * ice princess
Sep * Lori Imel
Oct * CACTUSmango
Nov * Designs by Angel
Dec * KatLen Kreations

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Facebook again

I figured out how to make a Facebook Fan page - see box on right down a bit.

Now what do I do with it?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving again

Another set from me because I feel so blessed. (do wish I had a steady job and that the designing actually brought in money) There are so many blessings to count.
Don't forget to hope on by the K*Joi blog for another set.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Wonderful time of the year, a time to think about all your blessings.

On Monday, I will be supplying the freebie at K*Joi's blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Family Fun Game Night

I have put together an add-on for Game Night in the same fun happy colors and both kits are on sale until the 28th. I hope to get some photos of our crew enjoying some games over Thanksgiving weekend.
When I worked on the add-on, I had to create my own dice. Now I am selling the file I created CU PSD to create dice. I am offering a few samples I made with the kit. 4shared.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Farm News Friday

We have lost several chickens and a duck. Have not seen or identified the culprit, but I think it may be varied. Been seeing a lot of hawks and I am sure that the mammal vermin are keeping the dogs up at night.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Yes, I have finally taken the plunge and started a facebook page. The badge is over there on the right.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Blog Train

A little gift for you filled with this holiday's spirit.
download from 4 shared.

The blog train is little this time - but watch out for Christmas!!
We are not all in the same time zone ~ so if you come to a blog and there is no download ~ please pop back later :)
If you are interested in joining other of our convoys you can learn more here: Digi Scrap Express

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Kit

The designers at K*Joi have got together to create this lovely kit. The store is absorbing the PayPal fees so that all proceeds to to the Susan G. Koman fund.
See it in the store

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Game Night

Because I have an add-on to Game Night featured in the K*Joi newsletter (next week will be part 2 of the mini-kit), I am running a contest. I am looking for suggestions for my next Game Night Add-On. If you are the first to suggest a game which I use, you will get the new add-on for free! Make a comment here, not at 4shared.

A gift for you - I ran this freebie a while ago - but some may not have got it. It is a 2009 frame and journaling pair of Uno hands.

ps - even if you do not subscribe to the newsletter, you can pick up Game Night Add-On part 1 for $1. If you are a subscriber it is free with coupon - sign up now! (shh! extra bonus - $1 coupon in the file)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Farm News

We finally decided that all the ducks we had were female, so on Friday we visited a local farmer and bought what we hope is a male duck - the one with the poof on the head in the picture. He (we hope it is a he) is a crested duck. Wikipedia says this is a birth defect caused by an imperfectly sealed skull. Bred to normal ducks, the babies should be OK.

Friday, October 02, 2009

K*Joi Collab!

It is way out there and super packed.
Fun theme and colors - love the bright happy feel. Buy it now for only $5 at the K*Joi store.
Space Case contains 63 papers and 130 elements. Wowser! What a deal!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Calendar

Yea! A day early even! Here is October's Clipboard calendar (4shared). Some of the elements are from my upcoming Game Night Add-on and some from the Original Game Night (on sale during Oct -find coupon for additional savings in the DL). The Game Night Add-On will be featured as a freebie in the K*Joi Newsletter - be sure to be signed up.
ps - my Fall freebie is still available at K*Joi's Blog.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

K*Joi Blog Freebie

My turn at the K*Joi blog freebie - I have developed a fall word art and a few extra papers to go with it. No, I haven't finished the rest of the kit. The plan is to have a mini-kit for each season. Look for it in my store later in October. Also in October, the K*Joi Newletter will be featuring a freebie by me. Make sure you are signed up. For the first few weeks, I will be featuring my Game Night kit, it will be on sale for the month of October as well. For the last few weeks of the month, I will feature either fall or Halloween stuff - havent' decided yet. Make a comment if you have a preference.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Gift for you

While making my new kit BFF, I went through several ideas. I have packaged some of the "flotsam and jetsam" together for you. Download
Don't forget to pick up the full kit -by visiting the SAS preview and close-up, download it then go vote (must be member (find the register link on the menu bar) - find mine near the bottom of the list.
Vote KatLen Kreations - thanks for those who already did!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BFF! next round in SAS

Nothing like last minute: I did submit the kit several hours before the kit is due, but I did have difficulty in making of this kit. First, I don't like pink. I do, however, love the final result and have some "leftovers" for my blog readers in the next few days.
The kit has 8 unique papers and 12 unique elements including: 1 frame cluster, 4 additional frames, notepad and arrow for journaling, word art, "rain", bracket and bracket mat, and shoestring ribbon.

View the preview and close-up, download it then go vote (must be member (find the register link on the menu bar) - find mine near the bottom of the list.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Once more with the morning

I get one last chance to plead for votes - poll closes tonight so if you haven't yet voted -
Just a little bribe here. I created an add-on that includes 2 photo pages I took yesterday morning. 1 more paper, 3 bows, and matching page edge and journaling tag in different colors. Download
See ya'll back next week ... :D

Monday, September 07, 2009

Misty Morning

I woke up this morning to a heavy fog, couldn't even see the end of the driveway. This is the type of morning I was thinking of when I wrote the description for my kit that I submitted to the SASy Lady Contest.
  • Have you ever been up early when you can't see far because of a thick fog and all the grass and flowers are wet. This mini-kit revives that misty morning feel.
So scroll down a few to preview my kit or go to my SAS gallery to download. You must be a member, you can register first, then vote for Misty Morning by KatLen Kreations (16th on the list).

Sunday, September 06, 2009


Sorry so late. I was involved in the SAS contest and have decided to use my mini to create a calendar for you. Download here.
For instructions on how to download the whole mini and a whole bunch more, go down a few entries.
Voting is up! Go here and vote for Misty Morning by KatLen Kreations

about halfway down the list. You can vote for 3 so check out the gallery and download your favorites. Voting ends midnight EST Sept 9.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Christmas Pets Blog Train

All of the cats at our farm are shelter babies, strays or cast-offs. They are a loving bunch. I will write some of their stories on my other blog - Measure of Their Creation.
We at K-Joi Studios love our pets as much as our children and sometimes they are our children. We would love to promote pet rescue by giving you a glimpse into the world wide net of animal adoption. Please visit this site at the bottom of this post and do a bit of browsing it is extremely interesting and if you are
a pet lover then you might find some useful information too. We have made some wonderful freebie kits for your digital scrapping pleasure and as a huge thank you for looking at these very deserving animal rescue sites. Please visit the next blog on this blog hop and don't forget to leave some lovely comments behind when you download. And don't forget that we all live on different time zones so please be patient with us!!

Here is where you can find all the linkies for the blog hop participants-
They are all in one spot so that you can easily find them!! Please leave some love behind to show your appreciation! Thanks soo much for visiting!!

Friday, September 04, 2009

SAS Designer Contest round 1

I am deep into another designer contest, this time at Stone Accent Studios. The organizers gave us a color swatch and asked for a mini-kit (there are more than 60 contestants!). At first, I didn't like the colors, but I really like how this and others have turned out. Mine is free for download but you have to go through SAS and be a member at that site. More info later about the voting which starts on the 6th.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Blog Train a'coming

Our favorite lizard and skunk has conjoured up a blog train featuring K*Joi artists. I created a little page to test out my kit and decided to give it to you as a quick page. Download The train takes off Sept 5th.

In the mean time, the first Designer Challenge has been posted at SAS. I will preview the kit as it develops.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Farm News Friday

Sorry I missed last week - went on a campout with family and church. OK - we didn't camp, but we did go canoeing and eat dinner outside which was cooked over a fire.
On the home front, no more floor plans and meetings about a new house. The parents will be moving into the little existing one. We spent most of this week moving stuff from one room to another and shuffling boxes.
With the animals, all the babies are growing up so fast. The guineas are looking more like the adults by the week. This photo shows the adult in the back with a few adolescents. 12 of the 26 are still here - we gave 7 to a neighbor. Good odds for guineas. I think I have seen no more than 20 grasshoppers all season.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Farm News

We let the peacock out and the two peafowl are hanging together most of the time. He even spread his tail feathers once at feeding time. His tail is not impressive at this time. But in spring, his tail feathers should be in full bloom.
Everyone else is doing fine. Snow, the new pup, is being a pup and not hanging with the goats like she should. We borrowed some Dog Whisperer DVDs from the library. Got his point rather quickly, but the quirky dogs are fun to watch.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Round Two

Finished my contribution to week 2 of the Brownie Scraps Survivor contest. Spent a lot of time comparing extracting methods.
Be back with more info.

edit: got kicked off the island. tough competition. Got to get back to making kits for sell.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Voting time

Each team in the Brownie Scrap Designer Contest has created a fall paper pack.

Go here and vote for then go here to pick up all the different paper packs from each team.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Brownie Scraps - Round 2 bonus

I am deep in another designer contest. The bonus for round 2 is a set of vintage fall papers. More info later about how to get these.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

New Calendar

In the Countdown to Christmas at K*Joi Studios, it is card and calendar month. I have created a calendar quick page to celebrate.
I have even made a coupon that will work on any of my calendar creations: katcalAug gives you $.25 off any of my already discounted calendars!

Friday, August 07, 2009

Farm News Friday

The bad news: the goat we bought as a companion to the buck died. He has been looking sickly for a while. One to many blows to gut, I think.
Good news: We were finally able to find a peacock within our price range and driving distance. Our pea hen has been hovering around the isolation cage all week. We finally let him out and the two are getting along just great.
Baby sat some young boys this week and let them have the camera for a bit. Got some really wonderful photos - after sorting through a whole bunch. See my weekly daily double at Digitals.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Aug Calendar

Another month rolls by. I just couldn't get my mojo found, so I created this month's calendar from my contribution to K*Joi's Laughter Therapy, a fun kit.
get the calendar!
News about the fun K*Joi has planned for August tomorrow.

Farm News

Not much new this week. The garden grows as do the guinea babies. I babysat a couple of young boys and used the camera to entertain them one day. Here is one of the delightful pictures they caught.
Still trying to teach the baby pup not to run after things that run away from her like chickens and ducks. She is still very energetic!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

Wow! Christmas is only a few months away. Instead of the normal week or month that some digital scrapbooking sites celebrate, K*Joi will be celebrating until Christmas day (maybe a little past as well).

Here is a little peek at one of the give-aways! Can't tell you the name 'cause we haven't named it yet - very non-traditional.

More info after the first of Aug!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Farm News Friday

Yea, I know it is Saturday morning, but hey!
I was so excited about the babies last week that I forgot to introduce our new dog. The puppy shown has now been named Snow White so that we can call her princess. She is a Great Pyrenees like the escape artist we got a month ago. We are keeping her in the pasture with DeDe so that she can learn the art of goat guarding. She is still a pup and loves to chew on things. The biggest problems so far besides her running enthusiastically is that she plays with and eats eggs. They ducks were setting, now we have the remaining eggs in the house under a light.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

SKC - camping

I joined the Scrap Kit Challenge a while ago - I am finally doing something about it. My first set of papers is ready.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Farm News Surprize

Earlier this week, I noticed our Star was looking a little lopsided and thinking when was the last time I saw her Gandi nurse (Gandi was the first of the babes this spring). We separated the boy when Gandi was about 3 months old, but apparently the deed was done. Today at chore time, I found 2 little ones with their mom. Now her sister is starting to look a little lopsided as well. Belle's babies, Sam and Frodo, were born within the same week.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Farm News Update

Just a short note. Had fun with some relatives that visited for the Forth. Great BBQ!
The guineas have started taking the babies around outside the fence. Great news as the grasshoppers have shown themselves in abundance. We also have a duck that started to sit - so 4 weeks.
Also Digifree did not pick up my note on Friday so here is a repeat:
To celebrate the weekend and my new kit, I made an Add-On and a coupon (I hope).
Catch my new freebie at K*Joi and while you are there pick up any other of my products and get a dollar off of any of my other products (If I set it up right, you have to spend at least $2). Here is the code to copy and paste: katlen7-4
In case you missed it earlier this week: here is the matching calendar!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Farm News Friday

I skipped last week so here is the double scoop - hmm, makes me think ice cream and in this heat, an excellent idea. We cooled down out of the triple digit heat index and I finally mowed the yard again. The baby guineas are growing wings and the peacock has run away. We think she is looking for a boy as she comes back every few days. The baby goats are growing and we will soon be letting the spring batch of chickens at the grasshoppers.

Happy 4th!

No matter what country you are in, be grateful and celebrate the stars with the Americans ;)

To celebrate the weekend and my new kit, I made an Add-On and a coupon (I hope).
Catch my new freebie at K*Joi and while you are there pick up any other of my products and get a dollar off of any of my other products (If I set it up right, you have to spend at least $2). Here is the code to copy and paste: katlen7-4

In case you missed it earlier this week: here is the matching calendar!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Patriotic Times

Just in time for the Fourth in the USA: Oh My Stars!
This kit is packed with stars and stripes: 6 papers, 2 frames and 15 other things including many journaling elements.
I also have my monthly Clipboard Calendar ready for July!

Win a kit

I just found out about this - you can win a kit of your choice from K*Joi just by listing it in the comments of this blog. I will link you up to my store, but it works for any K*Joi designer!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

My dad is here visiting and I wanted to remind you all of the Dad's day freebie from a few days ago and my word album that is on 50% off sale I think through Friday. This word album can be printed on 8.5"x11" paper after designing. Click on images to go get it and have some fun!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Farm News

The big news on the farm this week is the hatching of the guineas. Two of the hens were sitting on 2 nests side-by-side with tons of eggs. I heard some peeping a few days ago and Wednesday the hens were off the nest being trailed by a hoard of little peepers. Getting an accurate count was difficult or a good picture was difficult because of the high grass. Some of the little ones were also having a hard time, my guess is the younger ones. I picked up the struggling ones and the remainder of the eggs and put them under the heat lamp we had for the duck and chicken eggs. No luck with the duck or chicken but 3 more of the guinea eggs hatched, mostly the lavender (gray). The photo above is from the morning when I feed them. The most amazing part of the story is that the mothers took this batch of day old chick with legs about 1.5" long on a journey of about 300 yards from the front yard, down the length of the house and out back to the barn yard.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

RAK Scraps contribution

Although I really didn't like the color swatch, I made a little kit for the RAK Scraps Member Challenge.
3 papers
8 ribbons/paper strips
4 frames
1 truck
Leave some comments at RAKScraps

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Friday Farm News

Members of my family come here for news, so I am going to try to feature some news weekly.
The dogs seem to be working out. DeDe stays with the goats and we have lost no more animals. Dexter, however, likes the front yard. The animals are getting used to them as seen in the picture above. However the llama had a scare as DeDe charged him while protecting her food dish, so is he back to being very skidish.
Several of the eggs in the homemade incubator are going bad as the hatching deadline approaches. The hatching date for the pigeons is past and we have confirmed that we probably bought 2 girls. The guienes we guessed a hatching date of this week, waiting, waiting.
We ate our second handful of peas from the garden last night. Everything else is flowering out well. We did have some damage from the storms that passed through last week. One of the branches on the tree nearest the house has broken. We did buy a chain saw at the auction, now to figure out the gas ratio, etc.
Follow my Arc 52 gallery at Digitals for more pictures.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

For Father's Day

I have created another fabulous word album just in time for Father's day. Digitally design with papers and elements from your stash, add your pictures and print on regular paper or cardstock. Fold, glue and decorate (laminate if desired). On sale at K*Joi until the Monday after Dad's day!
To celebrate, I created some ribbons. The first one is a mask, then I got carried away with the samples. Free at 4shared.

Friday, June 05, 2009

June Calendar -

I finally finished up June's clipboard calendar. Several months ago, I started a "build together" kit at K*Joi and used the colors and some of the items suggested to create a small kit which I hope to have up later today called "White Lace and Promises" - I have no mojo toward this kit - sigh. I need to start some others.
But if you still want the calendar a little late - here it is.

Monday, June 01, 2009

K*Joi Challenge

I am a bad blogger - just like my journal :(

I have just posted this month's Joi of Learning challenge, I hope it is kinda fun. Scrap without right angle. I'll edit this and post a sample here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms - but especially mine.
This is the most recent photo I can find of just the three of us.
I used Nini's Notions' Parsley, Rosemary and Time - last month's daily download at Digitals.

Yesterday, I finished up some Mom's day tools and they are up at my K*Joi store. Click on the image to go there. My sister and niece are in the samples.

On another Mother's Day note, my sister-in-law is celebrating her first. Young niece was born last week. See her blog for pictures. Very adorable!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

May Clipboard Calendar

I just finished up my my May clipboard calendar.
This is an upcoming kit.
have fun
4 shared.