Happy New Year!!! DSF January 2013 Blog Train

I have finally taken the plunge and decided to try a blog train!  This month’s blog train is based on the Scottish Hogmanay tradition of out with the old, in with the new.

You should have arrived here from Alika’s Scraps blog.  I am the caboose, but if you are lost check out the DSF forum for the full list or see below.


HunnyBee Design
My Personal Tutor
Karen Diamond Designs
jusme digital
Jody_M Designs
Created by Jill Scraps
Damsel Designs
PattyB Scraps
Ponytails Designs
Marisa Lerin
NutkinTailz Designs
Stargazy Creations
Digi Deborah Designs
FranB Designs
Mad Genius Designs
Scraps By Missy
Snackpackgu’s Designs
Designs by Gail
Ronda’s Scrap Bits
Digi Cyber Scraps
Phlox Dragon Designs
Pixeled Paper Designs
Alika’s Scraps
{K}squared Designs <——You are Here

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a happy and healthy new year!


December Layouts for GDS and SNS!

I guess I had better play catch up here on this post!  Trying to finish up all my assignments over at GDS and fit in a couple of extra layouts too.  With all the festivities of the holidays, I ended up finishing up most of my layouts this week for my GDS Supreme Team assignment.  Hard to believe that I am half way through my term at GDS!  I have to say that I am very happy with my layouts for GDS.

Here are my latest…

Using “Caresse” by Princess Designs

Being 3 is so much fun!

Using “Christmas Charme” by Verena Designs

Dreaming of Christmas

Using “Flowering Moments” by Scrap Angie

A Moment in Time

Using Merry and Bright Bundle from Andrea Gold


Finally, here is a layout using Stephanne’s new Life 365 products available exclusively at One Story Down!

The Best Hugs

Thanks for stopping by.  I am participating in the DSF Blog Train in January, so don’t forget to stop back by on Tuesday to pick up my part.

Happy New Year!

“Winter’s Frost” from Designs by Marcie & Survey for Connie Prince

Wow, as Christmas approaches it is harder and harder to find time to create my layouts for GDS. Well, last night I was up until nearly 2:30 a.m. working on this layout. I ended up finishing it up this morning and I am very happy with the results.

We celebrate Family Day in our family on February 24th each year in commemoration of Jack’s Gotcha Day. Each year we take time to spend time with just our family. Before Jack could choose for himself, we would go to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and go to the play area at the mall or Chuck E Cheese. In 2011, we decided to stay closer to home due to the weather and went to the ice skating rink in Jackson. Another tradition we started on Family Day is to take a photo booth photo each year. It is getting much more difficult to squeeze into the photo booth together, but it is fun to see how the kids react to it.

Here is my layout of John teaching Peyton to skate.

I created this layout using “Winter’s Frost” from Designs by Marcie available at GDS.

Before you go… Designs by Connie Prince is hosting a survey for her Project 2013 series.  Go take the survey.  It doesn’t take but a few minutes!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Merry Christmas…not sure if I will find time to post before Christmas, but I will try.

Blue Rhapsody Collab Layout

As the advertising manager for Aimee Harrison Design Studios, I have the opportunity to play with all of Aimee’s designs before they are released. I usually make some freebies for giveaways on the blog and newsletter. She also offers freebies on her Facebook page and at some of the stores. This week I created a Christmas tree out of the frames and elements in the new collaboration kit “Blue Rhapsody”. This kit is full of beautiful snow-covered elements with deep blue backgrounds. This is the frame I created for the newsletter freebie this week that I used for my Christmas layout of our family Christmas pictures in front of our tree.

Blue Christmas Collection by Aimee Harrison Design Studios, Designs by Brigit and Nibbles Skribbles

Blue Christmas Collection

Thanks for stopping by.

Praying for those families affected by the CT shooting yesterday. Hug your babies a little tighter today and pray for their continued safety.

GDS Designer Contest Update…and a new layout!

My final submission for the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest was this “Welcome Winter” kit.

Welcome Winter by {K}squared Designs

The download links have expired at this time, but I will hopefully be offering this kit with some extra add-ons at a later date. Needless to say, I did not win the Go Digital Designer contest. Though I was very disappointed, I learned a lot through the process and am proud to have made it to the final round with some very talented designers. A big congratulations to Tricia of Seoul 2 Seoul Designs.

After two weeks of getting ready for the holidays, I have finally found a minute to sit down and scrap my first layout for the Supreme Team this month! The Collab kit for Dec 2012 is “Christmas Past”. This kit is beautiful. Here is my layout about Christmas Traditions.

Christmas Traditions

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy holiday…if I don’t blog before then. 🙂

Moonlight Romance Mini Kit + Cluster + Add-On Freebie

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend! Hope you made it through Black Friday with some great deals!

This week’s submission for the Go Digital Scrapbooking Designer Contest is called “Moonlight Romance”. It is based on this palette of shades of dusty purple.

GDS Round 3 Palette

Our challenge was to use only default tools from our software and any items we photographed or extracted ourselves. This limiting factor helped shape what types of kits I attempted to create. My wedding colors were lavender, so after looking at the palette I figured I could make a kit around romance. I found several tutorials online very useful for this challenge and created a mini kit that I am very happy with.

Moonlight Romance Mini Kit
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For a Bonus Challenge we were asked to create a cluster using a frame and 5 additional elements from our kit. Here is my bonus challenge entry

Moonlight Romance Cluster
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I also have this little Add-on for you. Hope you enjoy this entire set!

Moonlight Romance Add-On Freebie
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Thanks for stopping by. I’ll find out in the morning if I move on to the next round! Wish me luck!

Thank you! Kim

Hot Air Balloon Mini Kit Correction

I received my feedback from the judges in the GoDigitalScrapbooking.com Designer Contest. They found that one of my papers was missing a bit of pattern at the bottom of the page. I have corrected this issue and lightened up the whole paper just a touch. You can download the corrected paper here. I will also change the original download link so if you have downloaded the file after 11/17/12, you will not need this correction.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry for the need for this correction!

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