Friday, July 27, 2007

The Great Vacation Sale! 50% off all my designs

If you missed my sale earlier in the week, don't fret! My family is going on vacation and we're putting the entire store on sale again. This time all my designs in both stores are marked down and incredible 50%. That's right you can pick up all the KKD designs at Tina Williams and Friends or at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs. While your at TWD check out some other designers specials. You will find some amazing designs from Tina, Idgie, Jay, and April. Tina has here entire Grandma Collection on sale. You don't want to miss that one!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Chat Tonight, Crop Template Freebie, Come get a coupon!

I want to celebrate my store opening and new chatroom with a chat this evening at 9 pm eastern time. I am giving away the crop template. If you attend the crop tonight you will get a $2.00 off coupon for the new store. It will be valid today through 8/31. That's right a coupon just for coming to the chat! There's more! Use the template and upload your layout to my new gallery and get another coupon for $2.00 off. The layout must be posted by 8/1/07.

Here are the links you need-

Link to the template-

Link to the chatroom-

Link to the gallery-

If you post to the gallery, you will need to email me to let me know you've made a post! My email is

OOOOPPPSSS!! Amended quickpage freebie

Sorry gang. As thaqueen pointed out the qp is missing tenth grade! So here's the revised qp. Sorry for that mistake. Here's the link for the new improved qp!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New Store Front, 60% OFF SALE, and a FREEBIE

There is so much going on around here lately! I finally got my new store front up and running. After a week of persistence, it's finally launched and ready. I'm so glad to be ditching the individual buy it now buttons. It worked fine, but I know how much of a hassle it was if folks were buying more than one item. Now it's all in one place with an automated shopping cart. To celebrate I'm having a 60% off sale now through Thursday. Stop by and check out this amazing sale! You can visit us at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs.

I'm working on a back to school kit. It's been going slowly with all the time I've put into the store. It's almost done, and I hope to have it on the "shelves" soon. But I wanted to give you all a freebie that coordinates with the kit. It's a fun little quickpage for school pics K-12.

You can snag it here! Enjoy!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Vintage Rose Frame Freebie

I hope you've had a chance to take a look at my CT call mentioned in yesterday's post. I'm really looking forward to looking at the galleries of those that apply. It's fun to see what and how other people scrap. Remember the call is open until the spots are filled, so you still have time to apply if you're interested. All the details are in the last post.

It's been a while since the last freebie, so I want to share a little something with you. Today's freebie is from my Vintage Rose Frame Collection. There are two sets in the collection and additionally there are the vintage pansy frames as well. They are both available at Tina Williams and Friends and at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs.

Here's a preview of the freebie.

Click here to download.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Time to Expand the Creative Team!!!

I've decided it's time to expand the creative team. Here are the details of my latest CT call.

Karla’s Kaleidoscope Designs CT Call

Are you looking to join your first CT? Are you looking to join another team? I may have just what you’re looking for! I’m looking to add to my creative team.

Requirements: 2 layouts per design.
Minimum of 2 layouts a month unless otherwise noted.
Post to DST, Tina Williams Designs Gallery, plus one other site of your choice.
Post to my CT forum.

To apply email me at with a link to your best online gallery, a note about yourself and why you think my team is for you, and note any CT’s you are on now.

Please put CT Application in the subject line.

You can check out my designs at or

*Call open until spots are filled.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sassy Scraps CT Call and my own update

I can't believe it's Friday again already. The summer is just a flying. I wish I didn't have this great big count down going on in my head all the time. It's now four weeks of summer vacation down and six to go until school starts again. I also have to work four days in that time frame, actually more. I just will get paid for four. The rest are the normal get ready kind of days, an hour here and there.

The good thing is that our new principal seems to be getting his feet wet and is being very proactive about things. So far he's saying the right things. I hope he follows through. He's asked us all to make an appointment with him, so he can get to know us all and get a feel for our perspectives on our school. I have a huge list growing of things I need to discuss with him at my meeting. I've been a take-the-bull-by-the-horns kind of person the last couple of years and have carved out my niche as the reading teacher that everyone counts on to drive different initiatives. That can be a good thing and a bag thing depending on the circumstances.

Okay, enough boring school chat. I wanted to take the time today to promote my digi friend's CT call. Sassy Scraps by Lisa is having her first CT call. Lisa is a fabulous up and coming designer. She's about to break out in a big way and needs a great team to promote her designs. Here's the info you need if you're interesting in applying...

Creative? Artsy? Inspired?
Love to Scrap with FREE Designs?
Be a part of My Very First CT!
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I'm looking for YOU! Please join me in my very first CT Call! FIRST TIMERS WELCOME! Some very exiting changes are coming soon (very soon!) & I'm looking for 3-4 talented ladies to join my team & help promote my designs! The requirements are simple & you will have FREE access to use all of my designs!!! If you can commit to a minimum of 3 LO's a month & post to 3 galleries of my choice (DST, Oscraps & a soon to be revealed one! WINK!) then please email me with the following info by JULY 25th!
~Name & user name along with a link to your most current gallery
~Any current or previous CT's you are (or have been) part of
~A little bit about yourself & your digiscrap history
~Why you would like to be a part of my team!
Please Email all applications to:

You visit her blog here and check out her designs at her store. She's adding new things all the time!

As for me, I've been busy this week trying to finally get my zen cart store up and running. Now that the program is installed right things are moving ahead. I hope to be able to share with you very soon that I'm ditching the old store for my new improved one. It shouldn't be too long. I'm transferring all my designs there now. It's just a time consuming process as you can imagine.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Crop Tonight!!! And a swirl sampler freebie!

I just wanted to remind all of you that tonight is my crop/chat! It's 9 pm eastern/8 pm central time (tonight, Wednesday, July 18th) in the chatroom at Tina Williams Designs. We will be chatting, sharing layouts on the neat chatroom screen, and you'll get four fun freebies. The crop kit is still available so head over to Tina's and pick it up. Here's the link.

Here's a preview of the attendance freebies!

If you post your layout to Tina's gallery by the 23rd you get these posting gifts...

And because you stopped by today, here is a sample of some of my new swirls up in the store. Download the sampler here. Buy the swirl sets at Tina Williams and Friends.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

New Releases!

Here are four new items just added to the store at Tina Williams and Friends.

They are all 30% off this weekend! That makes the frame sets just $2.79 and the swirls $1.05! And remember that awesome crop kit is just $2.00.

Friday, July 13, 2007

I forgot to mention the sale! Scroll for the freebie too...

I forgot to tell you all that my entire store at Tina's is on sale now through Sunday! I'm having a 30% off sale. Come check out all my latest designs and pick up that crop kit for just $2.00! And don't forget to scroll down to the next post to get that Beach Blanket Blues quickpage freebie.

Beach Blanket Blue Freebie

Don't forget to pick up the crop kit for just $2.00! You can read all the details in the last post. I promised you a freebie, so here it goes! The crop kit is just part of Beach Blanket Blues. The kit was so much fun to make and will be going up in the store after the crop. It has fun water elements like you saw in the crop kit along with some super cute felt beach elements. I used the felt elements to make the freebie.

Here's a preview pic. You can get the quickpage here.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Save this date! Crop announced and freebie to come!

I'm so excited. I'm hosting my first crop on July 18th at the chatroom at Tina Williams and Friends! The theme is a beach party, so bring your beach chair, flip flops, and sunscreen.

Included in the crop kit are 3 backgrounds, 2 trims, 2 frames, 1 word art, and 2 water elements perfect for your water and beach layouts.

Attend the crop and get these four great freebies!

And post your layout by July 23rd at the gallery at Tina Williams and Friends and receive this posting bonus.

I hope you'll join us. It's going to be so much fun, and I know you'll love this crop kit. Here's the layout I did tonight of Gianni at his first pool party. I used only items in the crop kit.

And stop back at the blog tomorrow because I have a great quickpage made from Beach Blanket Blues. The entire kit will be released the day of the crop.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Backyard Buganza Released and Quick Page Freebie!

I can't believe three weeks for my summer break have disappeared already! It's been a great summer so far, much better than last year when Upstate NY was faced with the worst flooding ever.

We've had lots of fun around our house. Gianni is growing like a weed and getting to experience even more summer fun this year. This week alone we've been to a birthday party, to see the Bubble Man at the local library, and we made another trip to the library to see a puppet show. On Friday we'll go to Toddler storytime again.

I've decided to take Gianni to Toddler storytime every Friday this summer. He rarely gets to interact with other kids since he doesn't go to daycare, is an only child, and the only grandchild. The first week we went to storytime was a little rough; he cried. Last week he warmed up and was giving the librarian a run for her money. He basically did the opposite of whatever he was supposed to be doing. I have to say she was very patient. This week we need to get a new library card, because there is a transporation book that he's got his eye on and really wants to take home. I'm so lucky he loves books.

Okay, enough about my little man, on to the new kit and the freebie! As many of you know that visit my blog on a regular basis, Gianni is my inspiration for most of my kits. My latest is called Backyard Buganza (Don't you just love the title?!) and is inspired my Gianni's exploration of our yard and his discoveries of bugs, rocks, and more! Here's some preview pics of the kit.
The kit is now on sale at Tina Williams and Friends.Included in the kit are 20 textured background papers, 4 tags, 3 weathered wood signs, 2 pieces of weathered wood. 1 weathered wood star, 3 beetles, 4 butterflies, 4 badges, 1 id. tag, 1 magnifying glass, 1 butterfly net, 7 frames, 3 ribbons, and 1 rock border.

I especially love the wood sign, magnifying glass, and the id tag! They were so much fun to make.

The freebie is a quick page made with papers and the twig frame from the kit.
Here's a preview.
You can download it here. Please leave a comment if you snag this freebie!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New Release and a freebie!

Thank you for everyone who sent such kind words to me regarding my little angel and the Beautiful Angel Kit. Your kindness means more than you know, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you to all who purchased the kit thus far. I hope scrapping your memories will give you some measure of peace as well.

I loved how the vintage frames came out in the Beautiful Angel kit, so I have come out with a new set of frames. These frames are embellished with vintage pansy images, lace, and buttons. Here's a preview of the frames now available at Tina Williams and Friends

Today's freebie is a cluster made with some of the items used in creating the frames. Enjoy! Click here to download.

Special thanks to Monica Larsen, Miss Tiina, and Butterfly Graphics for items used in the creation of this freebie.