Friday, December 8, 2023

Join me in the Use-it-All Challenge and get a Free Mini Kit to Work with!

 My name is Karen, of Karen Schluz Designs, and I invite you to join me in this month's Use-it-All Challenge!

It is interesting and inspirational to see how we can all use the same papers and elements, yet create totally different scrapbook pages or projects. That is the thought that prompted this challenge.

It's December, a month full of Christmas cheer and winter fun! So it seemed fitting that we use "This is Me December" in this month's challenge.

If you enjoy this sampler and want to own the entire Collection, you will find it at its best price ever during the month of December! 

Visit the Use-it-All Challenge Forum to download the "This is Me December Sampler," read the Challenge rules, and join in the fun.

I have 2 Gifts for you too, so keep scrolling to find the links. BUT they are not to be used in the Challenge. They're simply for your enjoyment. ♥

I look forward to seeing what you create!


Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Kaleidoscope of Color with Aimee Harrison


Welcome to the Kaleidoscope of Color with Aimee Harrison!

I love color and when you look at my collections, you can clearly see that color is my inspiration. 

Please join me for a Coordinating Challenge in the Forum and I urge you to share your layouts! 

Enter a Layout and you get a free prize!

Retro Christmas Colors!

Today I bring to you Retro Christmas Colors. Every Christmas my house is decked out in Retro Colors reminiscent of the fifties and sixties! I have TWO tinsel trees and it is so much fun to buy antiques to outfit them with!

I have the perfect collection for using Retro Christmas Colors and it is called Peace On Earth. 

You can find the collection here

Inspirational Layouts!

Here is a Free Quick Page to provide inspiration!

Please be sure to go to my Forum Challenge and create a layout to receive a free gift!

Tuesday, December 5, 2023



Let’s welcome Kathryn Estry as this week’s Featured Designer!

Anyone who talks to me even a few minutes hears about my grandkids.  I call them my Littles even though they're not so little any more.  Lincoln is a drummer for our church, is an orange belt in American Karate, and loves anything football.  Jack is into all sorts of sports and excels at all of them.  It's so much fun to watch him play!  Olivia (Livi) is an amazing gymnast who just might take it all the way.  She is crazy talented and is driven to do her best.  Charlie is learning the guitar and the drums, loves Legos, is a green belt in American Karate, and plays hard outside every day.  Lucy plays the piano and dances beautifully just like her mommy.  All of these amazing little people make my heart so happy!  They're all adorable, sweet, and so smart!  They're already passing me up in that category!  I love doing anything and everything with them from crazy fun stuff to just chilling.  My grandkids have my heart! 

To finish off we would love to share some of Kathryn Estry’s favorite layouts:

Layout from Grandkids

Spend $20 or more and receive this kit from Kathryn Estry for free!

This week's free kit is Grandkids by 9. Grandkids, such a blessing! I loved being a mom more than anything else in this world, and now I'm getting to do it all over again (sort of) with my 5 Littles, as I call them. There is so much joy snuggling up with them and a good book, playing silly games with them, singing with them, and watching them discover their world! I hope you take lots of photos of your grandkids and enjoy making fun memory pages with this collection! Normally priced at $6.49, the kit includes 22 papers, 69 embellishments and 160 monograms.

To make sure that you collect your free kit please follow these steps:

  1. Add $20 (must total $20 before sales tax) of any of our talented designers kits to your cart, but DO NOT add this kit to your cart! Once entered, the promo code will add it to the cart for you!

  2. Enter the promo code December4KEDS (code is case sensitive) in the promo code field on the checkout page.

  3. Code will add this kit to your cart and then you can proceed to checkout as usual.

More from Kathryn Estry:

Saturday, December 2, 2023

DYL: featuring Dinosaur Adventure with Diane, ADB Designs


Dinosaur Adventure is a wonderful collection for scrapping all those family trips to Natural History Museums, Dinosaur Discovery sites, Dinosaur State & National Parks & for photos of the child at play who simply loves his/her dinosaur toys & books.

Our son was a dinosaur lover from a very young age and though he did not become a paleontologist (he is an electronics engineer) he STILL loves dinosaurs and reads about them and watches documentaries.  I have wonderful photos to scrap of our trips to the Badlands and numerous other dinosaur excavation sites we visited in Wyoming, Montana, North & South Dakota and our home state of Nebraska.

#175 Question/Scrapbooking Prompt

  • Scrap a trip to a Dinosaur or similar type site. (i.e., Mammoth, Fossil Beds, etc.)
  • Scrap photos of a child at play with dinosaur toys or books.
  • Scrap a visit to a Natural History Museum

These prompts are ideas to help you get started. I also have a gift for you to help speed your page completion. With this clever cluster (contributed by my amazing Creative Team Member. Dana) you can just add a photo(s) and some journaling and you are done! Easy peasy!

Be sure to keep scrolling for information on additional beautiful gifts from this collection!

I hope you find inspiration from the layouts of my awesome Creative Team. Here are their layouts along with the previews from the collection.

I am so pleased when I see layouts created with my collections.  I would love to have you share them with me via one or both of my challenge threads in the forum.

Check my forum challenges for more gifts from this collection (and others)! 

Documenting Your Life Challenge (available starting Friday, December 1st) this fun cluster from Creative Team Member, Maureen.

And in my forum challenge The Vintage Romantic (available starting Friday, December 1st) this cute quick page from Creative Team Member Poki.

There is MORE ...

I have another gift in the upcoming MyMemories "Share The Memories" program. The gifts are always posted to my blog and available for 1 week.  Just click on the link below (or the preview) to go to my blog.

A wonderful quick page from Creative Team Member, Dana. 

There will be THREE more gifts from this collection, and MORE from other collections on my blog during the MyMemories Blogtrain that starts each month on the 16th and runs through the last day of the month.


Thursday, November 30, 2023

Connie Prince's November Blog Series



Here comes December and I am so excited about Christmas! We have our decorations ready to go and have already been watching Christmas movies, which is my favorite!  I hope that you are getting into the holiday spirit, too!
It's time to show off my 2023 December collection & hopefully this post will help to get your creativity flowing.  
O ' Christmas Tree!  Document your tree in a layout this year, from cutting it to the finished result.  I look back on my past Christmas photos each season just to see how I had the decorations placed!  It helps when decorating for the current year.

 Document those Christmas outings, too!  We always enjoy going to a beautiful light display, parade, or maybe a Christmas market.  Wherever you go, be sure to snap lots of photos!


Snap lots of pictures of your family and loved ones enjoying the holiday season, too!  It is nice to look back and see how people have changed!


 Here are some free gifts to get you started!


Have a very Merry Christmas!

Connie Prince