Saturday, December 31, 2016

Church History

This year's Sunday School focuses on Church History of the Latter Day Saints. I really miss being in the Sunday School class, but also really love my Youth Sunday School group. I almost kept up last year by using my personal gospel study to read the Book of Mormon, just about a week more or maybe Sunday afternoon. I am trying to decide whether to follow the adult lessons in my personal gospel study this year or try a by topic approach.
Here are two lessons that I have found so far for this week of the Adult Sunday School lessons: LDS Living and LDS Mag.

Any thoughts? What are you doing for personal/family gospel study this year?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

last day

Last day ... grab November and December.

I will keep these available at least until the first of the year.

Hoping your 2017 is wonderful.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Another Day

Here is the next set. September and October 

thanks to Brenda, the one person who reported the links were not working. I fixed them, but unfortunately the fix will have it not listed in the freebie engine.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Boxing Day

Don't know much about Boxing Day, but we have cleared lots of boxes out of the house today. I am continuing to hand out the calendar. Download July and August today.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

More Christmas Gifts

Hope everyone's Christmas was bright. We had a lovely service this morning.
Continuing with the giving, Download May and June here.
Come back in the next few days for the entire kit.

Yeah!! I got an external hard drive for Christmas so I can get back to designing!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

We celebrated our Christmas this morning and had a lovely time. I have March and April ready for you. Please comment with which ones you like best and I will work on getting those in the store next.
Have a lovely holiday.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays

I say Happy Holidays because there are so many between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. I have created a little gift for my followers: A set of 4x6 calendar cards - just add a picture and send to the printer. (yeah, I made it USA style). Please comment with your favorite kit and I will try to get those into my stores first.
Download Jan and Feb - come back often for the rest.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Blog Train: Give Thanks

I have wiggled around with it and finally was able to get a file uploaded, but no preview.
The We Believe Blog Train took off on the 15th with a theme of Give Thanks in all things.

Download my part which contains 3 papers, a frame, 2 word arts, and the numbers 1-10.

Let Me Be A Blessing Ministries
A-M Designs
KJD Designs
Moore Blessings Digital Design
Dreamn4ever Designs
Jemima's Digital Boutique
Katlen Kreations <-you are here
CW Creations

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blog Train

I have a mini-kit ready for the Give Thanks Blog Train from the We Believe Blog Train, but I am having difficulty uploading - even photos seem to time out. I will figure out a way around it.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Destination: Unknown

My Destination: Unknown kit is again in stores. Catch it now at 40% off at Scrappy Bees.

The cool color collection includes 12 papers and 24 elements. The papers include 2 solid and 10 with various patterns. Element highlight include 1 themed word art, 3 themed frames, several photo/Journalling mats, 2 buttons/brads, 2 flowers, 4 ribbons/banners and more.

The warm color collection includes 12 papers and 24 elements. None of the papers are pure solids. Element highlight include 3 themed word art, 2 themed frames, several photo mats, 3 buttons/brads, 3 flowers, 4 ribbons and more.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Contest Time at the Studio!

Contest time at The Studio means lots of free kits for you!! They assigned us all the same palette, so you can collect a huge matching kit. This round was just the papers. You can see mine here and pick them up in the Studio Gallery. I have chosen to focus on fall and the difficulty in either warming up or getting to like the new temperature by showing sweaters, leaves and  hot chocolate.
Voting will be probably Saturday morning. Stay tuned for more details and VOTE FOR ME!
voting is up - see above post for link.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Digital Scrapbook Day

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! Designed to bring awareness of this fast growing hobby, the day also brings sales!! Check out the sales at both my stores!

I had hoped to have more of my kits available, but I am taking some time to check and update the kits before I upload them. I have a long list that I think are nearly ready. Do you have a favorite kit of mine that you have seen in the past? I will move suggested kits to the top of the list. 

The weekend is also General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Members from all over the world will be listening to words from our leaders. Multiple ways of watching are available and watch for the memes on Facebook.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Blog Train: Faith Sisters - Eternal Life

Time again for The Faith Sisters' Blog Train. This time we are basing the kits on a scripture 1 John 5: 13.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 
To me, the verse talks about the scriptures and their purpose, so I have included a book of scripture, arrows that indicate eternal life and a tree.
pick up my part here  
and find out about the challenge and the rest of the blogs here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Faith Sisters Grand ReOpening Party!

Wonderful things are happening at the Faith Sisters Grand ReOpening Party!
Check out the fabulous store wide sale -we are having! It is a great chance on picking up some wonderful deals!!!
This weeks Friday Freebie is our Grand ReOpening Party Blog Hop!!!
We have this fabulous Faithful Friends collab that you can earn by doing a few tasks – Expedition Faith Sisters 
All of us have shared on our blogs a little something that coordinates with this collab.

Here is my freebie....
Be sure to check ALL of the exciting things we have going on for our Grand ReOpening Party!!! 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

More in the Store

I am starting to put some of my favorite kits into my Faith Sisters Store.  I now have Dotty and Family Reunion. What are some of your favorites of mine? What should I put up next? Don't forget to pick up FREE the Dotty Brag Book Quick pages and the Dotty Cluster (with coupon below) only for a few more day.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Designer at Faith Sisters!

I have been accepted as a designer at Faith Sisters!!   I am so excited. Today I worked on re-looking/re-working an older kit and putting it in the store. Dotty is such a fun kit. You can grab this cluster from it for free this week (through Aug 31st). First you will need to be registered at the site, then load up this page and use the coupon KatLenDotty1
Starting on Aug 26, I will also have a freebie at the site - a set of 2 brag book pages from the same kit. Then starting Sept 1st - at big re-opening celebration, you can get the whole kit for half price.       

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blog Train: Wisdom

Faith Sisters Blog Train this month features a great scripture from James 1: 5 ->
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

This scripture is also next year's youth theme at church.

I love this scripture not only for the historical context, but also for the promise of wisdom.

Pick up my part here.
Here are the others:
Nellie Bell
Dreamn4ever Designs
A-M Designs
Jemimas Digital Boutique
Lisa Hope
Lori Imel
KatLen Kreations

Bless you and yours

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Review: Big Pillow Thing

My office mates and I thought this would be fun to rest on in the middle of our office.  The first thing I notice about it is the truly vibrant color.  It comes with a small bag you can carry like a backpack along with instructions and a tent stake.  The whole thing ended up being much bigger than I expected but that is a bonus since I am a larger woman though it worked well for my skinnier co-workers as well.  It was very comfy.  The lounger itself appears well made and solid and not easily ripped but I wouldn't put it on sharp objects for sure.  I do like that it has pockets on the side for me to put my items in.  I must admit it took me a bit to get the hang of everything and make it work right.  I did struggle with figuring out how to get the right amount of air in it.  I think it may work easier outdoors as I tried it inside.  So that will be my next test.  We did use a fan to help blow it up.  Note that opening both tubes and trying to air them up at the same time makes it more difficult than needed, as I quickly found out, lol.  Someone mentioned that there are Youtube videos on how to more easily inflate this so will watch some before I try it out side.  Over all, it has been a fun product and I look forward to using it more.
I received this product for a discount  in exchange for my review.  I was not paid to give a positive review for this product.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Blog Train - Endless Mercy

It has been forever since I joined a scrapbook blog train and I welcome all my new friends, especially those on my Facebook Fan Page (if you haven't been there, now is a great time to LIKE. This time I am joining with my designer friends at Faith Sisters. They have chosen a verse from the old testament 1 Chronicles 16:34 which speaks of thanking the Lord for his mercy. Download my small contribution. (fixed now)

Thank you for taking the journey on our Blog Train... may the items you download bring you pleasure and be a blessing to your digital scrapbooking. 

Visit other stops:
Remember, my friends are an international bunch. If they have not posted yet, please check back.
Nellie Bell
Dreamn4ever Designs
A-M Designs
Katlen Kreations-you are here
Jemimas Digital Boutique
Lori Imel Designs

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Review: Messenger Bag

Once in awhile style and function meet. I got this to use for work to carry my notebook and files as I go home to home during the day. I needed something durable and solid so it will hold up to the abuse it endures in other people's houses. I wear jeans on my behind for the same reason - strong and durable and not easy for things to leak through. The canvas material appears like it will hold up and not allow liquids in even if I sit it in something. But it looks cool too and my co-workers liked it and asked me where I got it. One talked about getting it for her daughter who is a high schooler. The metal buckle and genuine leather adds the right jean touch. There seems to be plenty of room for my work supplies and it snaps shut magnetically. It has an outside pocket I can slide my current file in for easy access. Inside are several pockets, one of which is zippered. It has a strong bottom that makes it easy to sit it down without it falling over when its full. I was able to wipe down any dirt or marks from sitting it on the floor. Overall glad to have on my visits. I received this product for free in exchange for my review. I was not paid to give a positive review for this product.

Link for Product

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Review: Hammock



I was so excited when this was offered and happy when I was chosen to review the hammock.
We have had a blast with this Hammock. The hammock is very long and the enclosed tree straps were long enough to put between two trees that I originally thought to far apart. Attaching the straps was as easy as wrapping one around the tree then through a loop. The carabiners slipped easy into the sectioned off straps. We had to adjust the placement a few time - the process was very quick. The hammock and straps were strong enough to hold my large frame (see attached photos). I loved the bright color. I received this hammock at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest and fair review but I would have bought it for full price.

Review: Organizer

I got the stroller organizer to see if it would work with my mother's walker and the universal part comes through with shining colors. There were tons of easily accessible places to store items. She was able to fit a drinking cup, tissues, hand cream and more. When she goes on a trip next month she will add her wallet.cell phone, pens, a notepad and more. The bag hangs freely without getting in the way. The bag is created out of strong material and is well constructed. She is very pleased. I bought this item at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Review: Cooling Gel

At first I was skeptical because I had only used heat patches before, but these Cooling Gel Patches worked wonderfully. First I used it for tight muscles on my back near the neck after a stressful day. The area near the patch was less painful in about 10 minutes. Another day, I came home with a migraine and went immediately to these patches and place one on my forehead then laid down under a blanket. After my nap, I was much better. Despite the odd smell, these worked. The patches are easy to apply and stay on for a long time. I received this item at a discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Review: Loofah

This loofah was great! I have had loofahs that were too harsh or too soft - this one was perfect. The length of the handles was spot-on as well. I easily reached all parts of my back and legs and was able to scrub my feet when seated. I loved the ability to put soap (soft or bar) into the pocket. The two sides of the long one and the hand one was one of the best features as it allowed for two different bathing experiences. I often have itchy places that are difficult to reach. This product scrubbed that dry skin off.
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest, unbiased feedback.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: Nature Now Premium Diuretic

I changed from my probiotic to Nature Now Premium Diuretic to test the product to see if it would work for my bloating and gas. This pill worked just as well. I was happy that it did not contain soy as that is one of my triggers for bloating/gas. All the ingredients are healthy and the pills are not too large and did not leave an aftertaste that is common with natural supplement. I noticed a slight increase in energy over the two weeks that I tested it. Note: I received this at a discount for my honest review.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Review: Invigorate Vitamin C Age Defying Serum

As an older female, I often have small pimples and rough skin on my face. I have been able to use this product for two weeks and at the beginning decided to use it on one side only. The side I used this serum on is smoother and has had no new pimples. The other side did have a few and I decided to go ahead and use the product on both sides. I also have a small skin tag near one eye. The size has reduced and I will continue to use this product on the skin tag, I think it will eventually go away. I also had serious doubts on if the product would come out of the bottle. It has some special thing in the lid that always has an appropriate amount of the product to use. Very cool! This review is based upon my own personal experience with the product and I received it at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. Overall this product is as promised.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: 3D Pen

I had fun playing with the AFUNTA 3D Printing Pen and I progressed quickly. Several videos are available for beginners, but I stumbled through on my own. The attached photo shows my rapid growth from what I thought was to become a butterfly to something that actually looks like a butterfly, then a pedaless bike. The kit came with enough strands of plastic to create quite a few projects, but only in 3 colors. There are loads of colors available. I quickly learned to control the variable speed and the extrude and extract buttons. Threading the machine was super simple and fairly quick. The attached cord is a bit short, but an extension cord was quickly found. The projects dry/cool quickly. The entire experience was a blast and I look forward to creating more when I buy more colors of the strands.
I received this product at discounted rate in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
Product link

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sugar Blocker

I have taken the Alpha-Lipoic for 2 weeks now without any other change in my daily tablets I take. My energy level has increased a little bit and I have been less sleepy and lethargic. I have been able to increase my activity level. Although trips to the bathroom have been more frequent and bowel movement more soft, I may have lost a few pounds. I am pre-diabetic and believe that this supplement would help to delay the onset of diabetes. I plan to continue to take them, at least the bottle while it lasts.
I received this item for free/discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Another Review: FM Transmitter

Much better than the previous one I owned, this FM Transmitter allows you to choose any FM band 87.5-107.9 MHz.The DLAND FM transmitter also allows input from either a Micro-SD card or from a audio jack - both methods work great (need to turn your radio volume up a bit). Audio guidance is given as the machine selects the input method. And to put the cherry on top - charge your phone at the same time. Written instructions were clear on each part of the device I tested.
I received this at a discounted rate in exchange for an review.
link to product at Amazon

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

How Sweet It Is!!!

I miss designing.
Grand Opening time at Oh Snap! Let's Scrap!!!
They have invited everyone to join in a RAK design. Shown is my first contribution. You can pick it up in the RAK forum.
Come join the fun!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Product Review: Stereo Gaming Headphone

I have started to review products for a service.
My first product was these Stereo Gaming Headphone -  by AFUNTA sold at Amazon. Although I am not an avid gamer, these were very good headphones.
These headphones have excellent, clear sound from both my computer and phone. I found it cool that I could quickly switch between the phone and computer. The padding around the ears and across the head is very comfortable. The head band adjusted easily and stays in place. I especially liked the clip-on, in-cord volume control and on/off switch -- It was easy to use. The cord is sufficiently long. These block outside noise extremely well. Overall excellent headphones.
I received this product at a discount for my honest unbiased review.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Color Challenge again!

Long time since the last post ... just a color challenge away.
Great colors at a great new site. Oh Snap! Let's Scrap does not have a store but it does have a great atmosphere. Come join us!

You will find this mini with several others in the Color Challenge. Must be registered to see. You can get another part of my kit by completing the Weird Holiday Challenge.