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Thursday, 31 October 2013
WOW, what a line up  Karen Diamond Designs has for us!! There is so much to tell you so I'll get right down to it….

1. Karen Diamond Designs is hosting a Speed Scrap at Scraps-N-Pieces chatroom and check out the participation prize:


2. Check out this grab bag for only $2!! This kit includes 37 elements, 20 papers, 4 clusters, 21 extra paper pack, and an alphabet set.


3. Check out this Collection for only $4!! WOW- What a great deal this is! For only $4 you will get First Responder {Police}, First Responder {Fire}, First Responder {Medical}, THREE full alphabets, Journal Pack, Graffiti Pack, Cardstock Pack, and Paper Doll Collection.


4. **FREEBIE** You can hop on the Scrap Seed CU Facebook Hop.


5. **FREEBIE** You can hop on the Scraps-N-Pieces Be{you}tiful Template Facebook Hop. It's available it PSD, TIF, PNGs, and Page formats.


6. **FREEBIE** You can hop on the DigiShop Talk Blog Hop {Going Home} and this template from me. It's available it PSD, TIF, PNGs, and Page formats.


Be sure to enjoy your DSD weekend!!

Karen Diamond Designs-First Responder & Freebie



First responder is a generic term referring to the first medically trained responder to arrive on scene (police, fire, EMS). Most police officers and all professional firefighters in the US and Canada, and many other countries, are certified first responders. I personally consider all the medical community a first responder also.  Everyone on the front lines of accidents, tragedies or natural disasters should be considered such. Karen has created this super First Responder kit which can be purchased as a bundle or individual kits. 

There are 3 kits in this series, Police, Medical and Fire.  I am previewing each separately here. 

First off are the Police.  They strive to keep us safe, prevent crime and are awesome Heroes for the little ones.



The top layout is a bit of trivia information and a photo of a police officer from the 1930's.
The second layout is of my own cities' police officers-Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Next up we have the Medical teams. The medical team goes into action as the police officers bring in the homeless, injured or beaten bodies in to the hospitals. And let's not forgot all the new babies that are born every day and bring so much joy to everyone. 



The top layout is my aunt Myla.  She studied nursing in Rochester, Minnesota.  The bottom layout features my precious granddaughter Charlene with my first great grand child Kadynce Dawn Marie.

And finally, we come to the Firemen.  Along with their fire fighting skills they are often times the first responders to a 911 medical call.  You could say they have dual jobs.  They are another group that makes the kids look up to in wonder.



These layouts are of my granddaughter Samantha.  This was at a First Responders Fair put on by the firemen and police officers in Brandon, Manitoba.  She had a ball!

I also have a freebie for you.  I sincerely hope you can find some use for it.  Link to download under the preview.

Karen Diamond Designs-Giggles and Grin


Do you remember hearing a child’s delightful giggle?  Or their sly little grins when they’ve gotten into mischief?  I’m sure we’ve all experienced this happy refrain whether we are parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or great grandparents. Karen has created a kit exactly for scrapping those beautiful smiles, grins and giggles.  But, this kit is not only for giggles and grin but is versatile enough for any theme you may wish to use.  The pretty colours and elements lend themselves to scrapping those super autumn/fall pictures you have been taking.

I used my delightful great granddaughter Kady who has been smiling and laughing since she was born. 





Scraps N Pieces

It's the second anniversary at SNP and it's DSD weekend! Can I get a WHOOT?!! They have planned a super fun weekend for you! The customers and designers are some of the best people in digi and we are so very excited to have each of you actively involved in our community! You have no idea how you've touched our lives and how much we enjoy chatting with you and looking at your layouts. There is something wonderful about SNP. It's the friendships we create. It's the way our stories intertwine with those of the people we've never met in real life. It's people from all over the world uniting in this wonderful way that helps us to capture those small moments in time that make up the stories of our lives. Nowhere else can you find such an awesome group of people who work and create so closely to build such an amazing community for all of us to feel at home in. This weekend we are celebrating each and every one of you be{You}tiful people. The challenges and chats are centered around getting to know you better. We hope you'll join us this weekend as we strengthen our friendships and our community. I'm sure there will be a lot of laughter and of course they've created a Be{You}tiful collection of goodies for you that you won't want to miss. There is a fabulous facebook hop where you can collect 25 be{You}tiful templates and they wouldn't dare celebrate their anniversary or DSD without an awesome store wide sale! There will be 3 live events each day (with the exception of Thursday when there will be only 1) where we can meet in the chat room and get a little crazy (or a lot crazy for some of us...but I'm not naming any names!). There will be prizes awarded at each live event so be sure to be there on time! We'll also have 2 challenges for you each day where you can earn the pieces to a HUGE collab (We're talking 96 Papers, 82 Journal Cards, 190 Ellies and a full alpha!!)! You'll have all weekend to complete the challenges so don't stress about getting them done quickly. Kick back with us and enjoy your weekend! Happy Anniversary SNP and Happy DSD weekend to all of you!

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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Touched by a Butterfly-Skulls and Pumpkins



Now here is a kit that is a little off the beaten track and not a kit often seen.  It contains skulls, crossbones, pumpkins, couple of skeletons, fall foliage and lots of papers.

And the layouts I have created using this super kit.


Top layout is my grandson Cody taken a few years ago.  The bottom is my granddaughter Sam as a very pretty devil!

Touched by a Butterfly-Happy Halloween




We have another super Halloween kit for you.  This kit contains 16 papers and 41 elements!  Lots of pumpkins, word art, scary and fun figures and all the Halloween colours.

Here are the 2 layouts I created using this kit.


The top layout is my granddaughter Jordan taken quite a while ago. The little witch is my other granddaughter Samantha.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Touched by a Butterfly-Family Cruise






It's all here whether you're on a cruise, vacation, hanging out at the beach, pool or just sitting back sipping the drinks with the little umbrella's!!  Bright and colourful, sand, water, ocean liners, you name it.  This kit has tons of elements and papers for you to scrap those amazing fun times.  And a super way to preserve the memories!

I created 2 layouts using this kit that I just loved putting together.  I really like to show off as much of the kit as I can so hope I haven't gone "overboard."



Friday, 18 October 2013

Crescent Moon Designs-Gobble Gobble and a Freebie



The seasons they are a changin’!  How about those wonderful fall colours that Mother Nature is once again bestowing upon us?  This is absolutely my favorite time of the year, notwithstanding spring, of course.  This kit is full of those beautiful colours and just made for all those fall suppers, family get togethers and also, Thanksgiving for my American friends.  Head over to Scraps N Pieces store to pick up Crescent Moon Designs newest kit.  Click the link under the preview.

One year we had such beautiful weather in October that we had our Thanksgiving in the park!  Highly unusual.  The other layout is of my great granddaughter enjoying some time outside.






Here is the preview of the freebie I have for you.  The link to download is under the preview.


Daisies and Dimples Trick - or - Treat Blog Train-Touched by a Butterfly-Monster Mash Add On

There' s a great blog train that just pulled out of the station.  Head over here to grab all these super freebies.





I have created 2 layouts using Touched by a Butterfly portion of the train. One is my granddaughter in the bunny suit and the other is my great granddaughter's 1st Halloween all decked out in orange.



Tuesday, 15 October 2013

FREEBIE ALERT-Touched by a Butterfly-Fright Night

Wow, some more Halloween goodies for you for free!!  What an adorable kit Celeste created for a blog train. Nothing too scary about this one-in fact, look at the adorable frog and those beautiful little witches.  Head to her blog now to claim your free mini kit!!

Free kit on my blog today.... I am part of a blog train. '
The kit is called Fright Night.



I don's have many Halloween pics from my grand children but do have a few.  Here are my 2 layouts using this sweet kit.



Monday, 14 October 2013
Karen Diamond Designs is giving away a FREE full-version of MyMemories Suite v4 software on her website. The offer is valid only through October 19th, so don't delay. MyMemories Software allows you to combine photos, digital video, music, text, graphics, and narrations into a multimedia experience that captures the memories that you want to share. Head on over to MyMemories Software and check out the software. If you never tried MyMemories and want to play around - then download the software to try it out. It's FREE so you have NOTHING to lose!! The software is normally $29.95 but the company is offering it for FREE, with NO strings attached!! You can head to Karen Diamond Designs website and pick up the CODE so you can get MyMemories for FREE!! Free MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software Download www.karendiamonddesigns.com I have a special coupon code for EVERYONE who reads my blog… with the following code you can download the MyMemories software for FREE!!
Friday, 11 October 2013

Touched by a Butterfly-Welcome Fall

I love fall and all the wonderful colours, smells, sounds and I am constantly grabbing my camera for those wonderful scenes.  Here's a super fall kit featuring some of the cutest squirrels, birds, pumpkins and a wide assortment of elements and papers.  Celeste really went over the top with this kit.  Preview and link to store :


I got really carried away with this kit and created 3 layouts.  All photos are my own.