Monday, September 19, 2011

Meet this week's Featured Designer *CatDesignz*

Hi there and welcome to another Monday!! You know that means it's the day we feature our great MyMemories Designers! This week we are featuring a newer designer to MyMemories - Catherine of *CatDesignz*. We asked what she'd like to share about herself and this is what she had to say!! So, give her a big welcome and say hi!


Catherine here, aka CatDesignz. I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Bronte country of West Yorkshire with my husband, our 10 year old son and our mischievous border collie puppy Rusty – you’ll see their pictures in a lot of my layout samples! I work full time managing a shopping mall and like to scrap and design as a way of unwinding. I have to say, what started out as a hobby has become something of an obsession! You can see a little of what I get up to on my blog https://www.CatDesignz.wordpress.com My biggest thrill is seeing what people create with my designs – 
I’d love for you to post your creations on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CatDesignz!! 

Here's some of Catherine's fun stuff to take a peek at!! CatDesignz MyMemories Shoppe! Leave her a comment and tell her which kit is your favorite and somebody's going to win her WHOLE shoppe!! 
Thanks Cat! Winner selected and posted next Monday!

And... a BIG congratulations to Dacia!! Your name was selected from last week's entries to win a FREE collection of EVERYTHING in *Missy's Bits* shoppe at MyMemories.com! 
 Please send me an email to get the information you need to claim your prize!  LisaJ@MyMemories.com

Remember to check our the MyMemories Facebook page too - there's always something fun going on over there!! 


Happy Monday... and don't forget to make a memory today!




56 comments:

Linda said...

Congratulations Dacia! Wow, wonderful win!

The Litrenta Family said...

I really like your Babylove kit! Would be cute to use on a baby announcement!

Jennifer said...

There are so many pretty designs. I would use the Pinkadink Simply Papers.

Kimmie said...

I really love your sweet innocence. The colors are so soothing and pretty!

Linda said...
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DigiScrap With Linda M said...

Congrats Dacia, love the Baby Love kits too. have lots of new babies in the family!!!

Melissa said...

I really like everything on the Purple Hearts line but if I had to choose one I'd go with the Purple Hearts template vol 1.

Marguerite said...

Wonderful templates! Lots of fun colors and papers!!

Thank you for the chance to win your shop! :)

Sof said...

PinkADink for my girls!!! Love the bright bright pink.
Sof

G.T. said...

It was fun looking through all your fabulous designs. Because I struggle with boy pages (5 grandchildren BUT only 1 is a boy), Boys Toys would help out for his pages.
Trish

Catherine said...

Hi folks, and thanks for the feedback on my kits.

If any of you have any special requests I'd love to hear them.

Sorry these replies are all in one hit - I work a day job too so only get to play in the evenings or the middle of the night thanks to my friend insomnia. Any other midnight scrappers out there?!

@Litrenta family, Babylove was my very first kit on My Memories so I have a softspot for it.

@Linda, if you love baby kits keep an eye out for my latest one Honey Bunny which will be hitting the store this week (for a sneaky preview head over to my facebook page!)

@Jennifer, vibrant pink is my son's favourite colour so Pinkadink kits just kind of grew from there - @Sof, I know you love pink too for your girlies

@Melissa I love purple myself - can't you tell lol!

@ GT watch out for my Pirate Pete Kit in store later this week (again, you can see a sneaky preview on my Facebook page)

@Marguerite if you love templates I've just showcased all my latest ones on facebook, they're not even in store yet but I think you'll like them

@Kimmy, I needed a break from all the pinks with Sweet Innocence!

I am having a really fun week this week - as well as giving away the whole of my store I'm also running a competition to win My Memories Suite V2 software on my blog too! No half measures here in Halifax! For those of you who are still to take the plunge with the software its a chance not to be missed.

Talking of which, just off to update my blog!

Laters,

Cat x

Monica said...

I like the Purple Hearts Templates Vol. 1 and enjoyed reading Cat's responses!

JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

Wow, congratulations Dacia!! You will have lots of new goodies to play with. I'm a newbie so I looked over all of Cat's Designs. My favorite is her Jungle Bunny Kit. Really, just the little preview squares even looked cool and gave me tons of ideas to use those as well as the whole papers. I'm also hoping to win a copy of MM, finances aren't open for buying right now. Some day I am hoping to design and am wondering if MM can be used that way also?

Many Blessings, Deborah/JoyfullyOrange

linda said...

I just love all of your stuff!!! butI really LOVE your HONEYBUNNY Templetes:)

CatDesignz said...

@ Deborah, My Memories suite is fabby for scrapping and printables for using in other craftwork like collage or altered art. Its far and away easier than Gimp to use - I never could get to grips with that. for design you would probably need Photoshop elements, Photoshop or PSP. If you are not scrapping yet My Memories is a fantastic place to start - you can achieve really professional results but its easy as pie to learn. I started out with Photoshop Elements but it has a really steep learning curve compared with My Memories Suite. Wish I'd found MM first

@Linda Honey Bunny is hot off the press, I really love the way the templates turned out. I used all the elements large scale but you can shrink them as much as you like

Catdesigns said...

@Monica - not as much as I enjoyed reading all your comments!

Melinda said...

I'm really digging the Purple Heart Extras - actually all of the Purple Heart kits - as well as the Bling Iced Cookies. So cute!

Cajame said...

Hello there. I think my favourite are the vintage floral embellishments available on page 1 of your shop. I would use those as frames for my vintage postcard pictures, which I then print onto fabric.

Theresa said...

There are several that I really like, but I love Purple Hearts!

Emily said...

I have three little guys and love the boys toys.

Leslie said...

I love the Dog Tails papaers and embellishments - and I don't even have a dog! :o)

Shonnie said...

I like quilting and the Grandma's Quilts appeals to me. Pinkadink and tropical would be great to get so many of my pages done. I like the colors you use and the combinations. If your pages are a bit of a reflection of you, then you are a fun person! Happy Scrapping.

Barbara N said...

love all the extras you make! for me, I would love the Signs of the Zodiac. They would add so much to may family pages as the birthdays are spread all through the year. Thanks for offering the chance!

sherry said...

Oh there is so many that I like !! But if I can pick only one it would have to be Purple Heart Kit......Have a Great Day.

Michelle W. said...

There are so many to choose from, but if I have to choose just one, I think I have to go with Totally Tropical.

stampgram said...

I really love the Marina Template on your Facebook page but since it is not available yet, my second favorite is the Weathered Floral collection...especially the Weathered Floral Template. It is awesome and so versatile too.

Jo said...

Too hard to choose one. Honey Bunny, Pirate Pete and Boys toys!

Fenwick Family said...

I love the weathered floral. I am scrapping tons of old pictures I found after my grandma died. Those would go perfect!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE to know which was your favorite to make??? My favorite is the Purple Heart and Templates.....I am an incurable romantic so hearts are my favorite...
:-) Hugs
Susi
ripple54@bajabb.com

Holly Shelton said...

I love the pirate pete collection. very cute

Catherine said...

I am so loving reading all your comments - a real treat to come home to after a hard day at work.

@Melinda, Purple and turquoise are my favourite colours to waer so I kept having lots of new ideas when I was making it - far too many to fit in 1 kit so there will probably be another one some time soon!

@Cajame, I was looking at your blog - Id love to see anything you amke with my kits, your work is lovely
@Theresa & Sherry, you are in good company with purple heart, think thats top of the favourite stakes so far

@ Emily, I have a couple more boys kits in the pipeline that you will LOVE

@ Shonnie, not sure where the inspiration came from for the quilting templates, I think it was the sample pictures that were from a recent family wedding, seems like everyone but me was in shades of purple and it just sort of fell into place using the weathered floral papers.

@ Barbara, I was once looking for Zodiac signs and there is so little to choose from, glad you like them

@Leslie, I deliberately separated out the doggy wordarts so that people who don't have dogs can use all the other elements

Gotto dash out for a couple of hours, I'll catch up with you all later xx

Clare said...

Hi, Cat! I love the "Love Me Love My Dog" kit! I'm a retired dog groomer, and absolutely love dogs!

Catdesignz said...

Right folks, back from our visit -

@Michelle I made Totally Tropicam while we were on holiday recently and I had no internet connection for 2 weeks which was absolute murder! Most of the papers and elements are made from my own photos - I took hundreds and only just scratched the surface with them so no doubt theres another kit in there somewhere too.

@Stampgran, Marina is from my little designing frenzy this past weekend. I love the way the turquoise blends into the white & purple. There is a whole kit but I'm still working on it so it will probably be a week or two before its in store

@Jo, I am guessing you have boys to scrap for! I have plenty more boy type stuff up my sleeve for you...
@Fenwick Family I did a mini piece in my blog about how versatile weathered floral is, I was thinking seaside/vacation and weddings but it would be perfect for heritage layouts too.

@ Susi I think my real favourite is Honey Bunny but probably because I've been working on it so recently. I get really excited when a kit is finished and I want to see it ij store straight away lol, I am so not a patient person! The team at My Memories are fab at processing kits quickly though so I never have to wait long!

@Holly I was going to add backgrounds in with pete et al but I was too impatient and wanted the kit in store for National Talk Like a Pirate day!!!!! So the backgrounds will have to wait for another day....

Right, time for me to grab some tea, its been a hectic evening so far and my tummy is rumbling.

Don't forget to take a peek at my blog and like my Facebook page. I'm sending out lots of friend requests right now so don't be too surprised if I turn up in your inbox or following your blog

laters

Catherine

smilingwoman said...

CatDesignz - Happy 4th of July Template - My Hero is my favorite! I would LOVE to win designs from your shoppe, Catherine!

CatDesignz said...

@Clare, do you have any hints for training an unruly but very cute Border Collie puppy?! It was Rusty that inspired this kit - I snapped pictures when we were teaching him to shake paws and then needed some wordart to scrap them

@smiling woman, everyone has a hero and I just thought this was really appropriate with all our guys and girls serving overseas

You know, I wish I could give my store to all of you - one of these days when I win the lottery I'll sign on and make all my kits free for everyone, thats if I win substantially more than $10 of course......

Catherine

beth said...

You have a lot of great kits but my favorites are Boys Toys and the iced Christmas cookies. I'm going to put them on my wish list.

CatDesignz said...

@ Beth, we are all geared up for Christmas at work - Christmas cookies just kinda snook in there even though its only September!!

Jocelyn T. said...

Hi Cat,

Love your Totally Tropical pack!

:)

Sarah said...

Oh wow! You have some beautiful packs! I love all the Tropical packs and the Baby Love packs.

CatDesignz said...

Hi Sarah & Jocelyn, I went a little mad with the papers in Totally Tropical - lol thats what happens when you have no internet connection for 2 weeks!!

Diana's Creations said...

Wow so many that i love but i would have to say Bling Iced Christmas Cookies is sooooo awsome.

skinni said...

Hi Cat.
You have such beautiful things to offer. I appreciate it because I had a puter burn up & lost everything. I really love paper paks. They are so versatile. I think I like the "Weathered Floral Papers" best.
Thanks again.
Skinni

skinni said...

I liked it so much I went & bought it with a whole bunch of great freebies. Also applying the facebook credit this great site gave me. Thanks for everything.
Skinni

Michelle said...

My faves are the Purple Hearts line! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cara R. said...

Love the Boys Toys stuff - so cute for my little guy!

Melissa said...

I love Boy's Toys! There are so many girl designs and it's so fun to see an adorable design for a little boy.

CatDesignz said...

Evening folks - well, its nearly tomorrow here actually!

@Diana, I made the Bling christmas cookied because I couldn't find any when I was making a book of my son building a gingerbread house. In the end I just did it grey and white like a coffee table artbook but I'd have loved some cookies to brighten up the pages at the time

@Skinni, so sorry to hear about your computer - my son's died today but fortunately he hasn't much on it. I feel your pain though, we were burgled and my laptop and backup discs were all stolen :-( I would be lost without my cloud backup on Carbonite - the only thing that kept me sane after the burglary was knowing I could retreive all my work and precious photos. I have lots more paper packs coming up including Marina and Naranja in shades of blues and oranges unsurprisingly!

as you mention freebies best go like my Facebook page as I will be giving away a freebie sometime over the weekend and my Facebook fans will be getting first dibs!!!

@ Michelle I have to actively force myself to choose other colours when I'm working otherwise everything would be purple!

@Cara & Melissa, I have a couple of other boys kits in the pipeline. As soon as they're complete I'll be posting previews in my Facebook albums so it really is worth liking my page and getting advance notice. I'm really excited about the boys kits - like you say, its only when you're scrapping for a boy that you realise how few kits are really boy oriented

Anonymous said...

I had a hard time narrowing my favorite down since you have so many great style and feels to choose from. The Bling Iced Christmas cookies and Boy's Toys were definitely in the running, but I think my favorite was the Weathered Floral Template 2. It really reflects me, where the other ones I liked reflected the other folks in my life. Thanks for making such a great collection!!

Sara K. said...

I had a hard time narrowing my favorite down since you have so many great style and feels to choose from. The Bling Iced Christmas cookies and Boy's Toys were definitely in the running, but I think my favorite was the Weathered Floral Template 2. It really reflects me, where the other ones I liked reflected the other folks in my life. Thanks for making such a great collection!!

Scrappin' Lori said...

I usually prefer packs over templates and love the colors in the Totally Tropical pack.

CatDesignz said...

@Sara, I've been bowled over by the number of people who love the Weathered Floral range, its obviously struck a real not with folks

@Lori, I'm working on several packs right now, its just that they take much longer than templates which is where I get my instant gratification!

Talking of templates........I am giving away my alphonso template as a freebie right now but only for the next 10 hours so hope over to the store and snag it while its free - leave me some love if you like it!

Sarah said...

I love Pirate Pete. My little boy is a pirate lover, so it's great to see that. I love your masks too!

knotty girl said...

You have so many lovely things to choose from but I am head over heels for the "Dog Tails" collection. I will be saving up my coins for those. And thank you for making the alphonso template as a freebie. I put it to good use right away.

CatDesignz said...

@ Sarah, watch out for more boy type kits coming soon

@Knotty Girl, I am going to put all the dog tails and Love Me Love My Dog into a bundle, it should be in store in about a week if you can hang on!

Can I also say a big thanks to everyone who left a comment, your feedback is really uplifting but its also great for inspiration too. I've already got some new stuff in store that You've all suggested both here and on my blog.

Happy scapping and have a great week

Catherine x

Debbi said...

Love all the pink in so many of your designs - great for my daughter.

JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

Hiya Cat!

I left you a comment and my email addy on your blog for the program copy info but I haven't gotten the email yet so I decided to find the next best place to leave it and I finally came back to here.

I'm so excitedly waiting to get the MM program email that I am checking my email many times a day (a record, believe me LOL). Please send the info on how to collect MM to orangeinheaven@gmail.com

Many Blessings!! Deborah/JoyfullyOrange