Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day Mini Kit

No matter how you feel about the current military situation or what the state of your patriotism is, you can still take time to remember what Memorial Day is for: remembering those who died to protect us.

I was really moved yesterday when my kids and I bought some poppies from a group of veterans. I'm used to being around veterans, in fact many of them now work with us in the civilian sector. And I know from friends of retirees that sometimes veterans are a little bit forgotten. When the man handed me the flower he said "Thanks for supporting us." In that moment I felt really humbled. I kind of stammered and said, "Thank YOU for supporting US." It sounded so stupid but it was all I could muster.

This kit is a small tribute to those who have fought to protect human life and the right to freedom. And it can be yours to scrap your Memorial Day memories if you spend $5 or more in any of my shops by May 31st. In order to claim your freebie just email me with proof of your purchase from KD Designs and I will email you instructions on how to download. It's that easy. You can find KD Designs products in these three locations:

Digiridoo Scraps

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blow Your Didgeridoo!

I've been in Digiridooscraps for about a month now, but it's all been setting up and getting started. This is a brand new site and the grand opening is the first weekend in June. There will be tons of fun activities going on, plus we've all contributed to a really nice collaboration kit, which is what this ad was made out of.

If you haven't stopped by yet you really should. The forum is great and there are tons of fun people to chat with and of course really nice kits to buy. (Hint hint!)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Debuting Closet Confessions

My much labored over "Closet Confessions" kit is finally finished! This kit began as a simple idea based on my friend Kara's wardrobe, but has morphed into something bigger and much more fabulous! The one kit kept growing and growing until it exploded into four mini kits and some add-ons.

Here's a preview of the Mega Kit. Not all the elements would fit in the preview, but they are mostly represented.

Closet Confessions Mega Kit

If you're not ready for the Mega Kit, get your teeth wet with one of these Mini Kits.
Kara's Closet
My favorite outfit of Kara's is a red and white striped shirt, green cardigan, eggplant skirt and mustard tights. And that's where the color palette began. The carousel horse was inspired by her sister's paintings.

This kit includes four patterned papers, one intricately cut piece of felt, brads, buttons, and ribbon, one bronze butterfly, one carousel horse, flower and leaf, one journalling spot, one staple, and one swirl.

Hannah's Hose

My friend Hannah has the most interesting pairs of tights. I've never seen a collection quite like them. She also has a very bohemian style, complete with feather headbands and cowboy boots!

In this kit you will find coordinating papers, brads, one button, one bronze beetle, feathers, one flower and leaves, one vintage key and ribbon tags, belly dancing coins, one curled ribbon, and one staple.

Jenny's Jewels
Several of my co-workers make beautful jewelry, and I have left a lot of my paycheck behind enouraging their craft! Jenny has a very eclectic, vintage style in both her jewelry designs and her fashion choices.

In this kit you will find five patterned papers, one bronze bookplate and two brads, two big buttons and a stitch, one really cool fabric yoyo, "stained glass" swirls element, one rose, one journal spot, one key, one staple, and ribbons.

Jennifer's Jammies
When I think of my friend Jennifer I think of polka dots, polka dots, and polka dots! Jennifer is a seamstress and has made some of the most adorable clothes and costumes for herself, her kids, and sometimes me!

In this kit you'll find five patterned papers, one bookplate, brads, and buttons, one crocheted flower, leaves, one vintage hanger, one staple, one stitched swirl, ribbon tags, and one giant piece of ric rac.

Add Ons

If you only want one or two mini kits you may want to also consider these add-ons.

The prints paper pack includes seven coordinating printed papers. The solids pack includes seven pinstriped papers.

And the clusters add-on is a pack of four really cool layered elements and frames.
All Closet Confessions Kits are now available at Digiridoo Scraps and will soon be available at Ahhh Scrap and DigiScrapShop.

New Layouts

Check out some pages my friend Lynette did with my kits:

Summersault Kit


Colors of Spring

Sweet Silhouette

And here's one Lizy did: Sweet Silhouette

It's so fun to see people using my kits! It makes me feel like a real designer! LOL! If you want to see some more page done with my kits you can check out the Digiridoo Gallery here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Update and Free Template

I've been really busy in my "real life" organizing an art contest that we put on every year. If you're interested in my "real job" you can read about it here. I've also been designing for several upcoming collections.

I participated in the Mother's Day Collaboration from You can get it free with a purchase of $5. Click here to see it.

I just finished up my portion of the June Collaboration from Ahhh Scrap and I'm REALLY excited about my part. The theme is Summer Wedding and the colors are really fun! It's a surprise, so I'll have to leave you hanging. But you can still pick up the May Collaboration from here.

And now I'm working on two fun collaborations over at Digi_ridoo Scraps. The GRAND OPENING will be June 5th and there is going to be TONS of fun on the forum! I'm working on part of the Progressive Blog Challenge and a fun celebratory collaboration kit. More info to come, but you will definately want to block some time to check out all the fun!

I wanted to give you SOMETHING today, so here is a template with one of my first patterns. I created the "felt border" in the background. If you need help using a template feel free to email me!

Click here to download. Leave me some love, and happy scrapping!

Monday, May 4, 2009

G'Day Mates!

My shop at Digiridoo Scraps is up and running and I'm so excited! Go over and check it out, and while you're there swing by the forum to see all the fun things going on. You'll find challenges, tutorials, and a place to chat and meet some of the designers for the shop.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Eco-Friends Full Kit

I know Earth Day is over, but we should be taking care of our environment every day! And with digital scrapbooking, you are! I love this kit. And there's enough cool stuff in it you can use it for any kind of layout. You can snag it from here or here.

My favorite part is this totally amazing dove.

The design is from the amazingly talented Insanely-Crafty. She designed several beautiful felt projects. This bird is from one she made and sent to her mom. It is SO gorgeous! My digi counterpart is not as beautiful as the real thing, but it still makes a great addition to this kit!