Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Christmas Cheer Freebie and My Amazing CT

I know I tell them often how much I appreciate them, but somehow it's never enough. I love my creative team. They always go above and beyond the call of duty and the results are always amazing. I'm so glad they're a part of my scrapping "family."
Here are some of their most recent layouts.

Thank you ladies!

If anyone is looking to join a new CT, drop me an email at karla@starband.net. I'm always looking to add to my Kaleidoscope Girls.

Today I have a freebie for you made by one of my CT members Linda F. I like to call her the queen of extractions because she has so many amazing effects in her layouts. Her favorite subject these days is her grandson, and he makes for a great layout everytime. I just wish I could get some great shots of Gianni so I could scraplift some of Linda's ideas!

Here's a layout she did using the freebie she made. Isn't he cute! He's got that face you just want to squeeze.

The freebie is two frames...one with the striped bow like in the layout and one with a red bow. Linda used the ribbons, wreath, and frame from my latest kit Christmas Cheer.

Available at Divine Digital and Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs.

She added lights from her own tree. See what I mean about the queen of extraction? Then she transformed the wreath it looks like it's actually balancing on the frame. I love it! Linda has graciously said I could share this great frame with all of you. You can download both frames here.

Note that the files are saved in png format and come in two separate files. I just combined them for the preview only! :) Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving, Sale Reminder, and a Freebie!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I'm taking a break from making my Black Friday list. There's no real must haves on it, so I'm starting to wonder why we're getting up at 4:00 AM to go shopping. Seems silly doesn't it? I wanted to get Gianni a kitchen set that I saw in the Sears catalog...they'll email me when it becomes available. They have it at Walmart too, but only free shipping from site to store. Great if I had a way to get it home! Not sure what I'll do now.

I just wanted to remind everyone that I'm having a big sale at KKD. I actually changed the sale to make it even sweeter for all of you! Now nearly everything in the store is 75% off and you can buy the store for just $20.00. That's a steal!

I also have a freebie for you today. It's a quickpage that coordinates with the set I just released at Divine. They're 63% off this weekend making them just $3.00 for the set of 6. How can you beat $.50 a quickpage?

Here's a pic of the freebie. Click here to download.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gearing up for Black Friday + a Freebie

I love the holiday season: family gatherings, the hustle and bustle of shopping and sales, making and buying gifts, decorating the house, baking cookies, and so much more. I love it all! This year we're going to my parents' home. It will be pretty quite, as my sister and BIL are going to his parents' house this year. So it's just Mom and Dad, Grandma, John, Gianni, and me.

We be stuffing our faces with my Mom's delicious dishes. She's a great cook. I could never make a spread quite as good as hers. My contribution is an allergen free pie for my little guy. He's allergic to dairy and eggs, so we had to find an acceptable substitute. I ended making a pumpkin pie and a chocolate pie last weekend as a trial run. Today I tweeked the chocolate recipe a bit. I'm crossing my fingers it will set up as well as it did last time. I wasn't able to find a single non-dairy whipped topping here in the middle of nowhere, so Gianni will actually have a bit of decorator frosting on his pie to make it look as much like the rest of the family's as possible. The pie is in the fridge cooling now.

Don't forget to stop by my store this weekend-the sales are already set so you can actually stop by now if you like! I have 10-75% off all items in the store. I'm also have a sale at Divine as well. Everything is marked down. And if you want it all, I'm still running my Buy the Store promotion. With the 10% mark down that means you can get everything at KKD for just $22.50!!!! Take advantage now before I come to my senses.

Here's the freebie. It's a great overlay I made this fall. I've used it several times in my ads. I just love it. I hope you do too! You can download it here.

It's a png file with a transparent background although it doesn't look like it in the jpeg preview.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New Challenge, New Freebie, New Products!

I'm running a new challenge now through November 26th. Purchase any of my latest holiday designs from Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs or Divine Digital and create a layout with them. Send me the link to your layout and you'll be entered to win the coupon code to buy my store! I'll be picking two winners. One will be picked randomly and one will be picked based on my favorite layout submission. Submissions can be emailed to karla@starband.net.

Christmas Cheer Cards at Divine Digital
Christmas Cheer Cards at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Jolly Holly Days Mini Kit at Divine Digital
Jolly Holly Days Mini Kit at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Angel Bulbs at Divinie Digital
Angel Bulbs at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Faith Bulbs at Divine Digital
Faith Bulbs at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Blessings at Divine Digital
Blessings at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Christmas Cheer at Divine Digital

Christmas Cheer at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

I also have a new freebie for you. It coordinates with my Christmas Cheer Kit and Cards. You can download it here.

Buy the Store Promotion and a Free Kit Freebie!

I've decided to start my Black Friday/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sale promotion early! You can buy my store for just $25.00. That's over $250.00 worth of product for just $25.00. You can visit my store here.

I also have a new free kit up at KKD as well.

You can get the kit here.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Blessings Add-on Freebie

Today I have an add-on to my latest kit blessings now available at Divine Digital and Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs. The preview below shows the add-on. It includes, 3 papers, 2 bows, a tag, 2 frames, an index card, and 2 stickers.

You can download it here.

Here are previews of the complete kit. I hope you will stop by Divine or KKD and purchase it. It's perfect for scrapping Thanksgiving recipes, traditions, memories, and more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

CT CALL! I need you!

I'm opening a new CT call. I am now selling at Divine Digital and need to add more members to my team. I'm looking to add 8-10 new creative team members and several guest cts. You will be joining a wonderful group of ladies. It's a warm, friendly group of gals that love to scrap. They are very supportive of one another and you'll find that I'm very flexible and willing to work with the team's needs. I am looking for short term (1-3 month commitment) and long term positions. Only want to do a one kit guest spot? I'm game for that too!

Here are the details for applying...

2 layouts per kit. 2 layouts a month. Post to DST and Divine. Post to my CT Yahoo Group.

If interested in applying, please send an email to karla@starband.net with a link to your most up to date gallery.

You can view my designs at www.designsbykarla.com and http://divinedigital.com/boutique/manufacturers.php?manufacturerid=118


Karla Marano
Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Digital Scrapbook Day Freebie!

I hope everyone is enjoying DSD so far. I've already dropped a lot of money. I love a good digi sale! Today in celebration of DSD, I have a quickpage freebie for you. It's made with elements of my DSD kit that you can get for free by spending $5 at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs. The store is 75% off this weekend. Don't forget to stop by and take a look. You can see the DSD kit in the previous post.

You can get the quickpage here.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Digital Scrapbook Day Mega Sale with a Free Kit!

I'm celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with a mega sale at Karla's Kaleidoscope Designs. Everything storewide is marked down 75%. Spend just $5.00 and get my new kit for free! Take a look at the kit...

It includes

10 papers

3 frames

1 metal sign

1 tag

2 roses

1 gemstone swirl

1 glitter swirl

1 lace

2 ribbons

2 bows

1 notebook paper

1 clipboard

1 hinge

3 paper clips

1 gemstone flower

1 gemstone vine corner

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Free Digital Scrapbook Day Collab Kit

The designers at Tina Williams Designs have put together an amazing free kit for Digital Scrapbooking Day. You get the kit free with any purchase of $10.00 or more on November 2, 3, or 4. The kit will be emailed to you when Tina returns from her trip. It's an amazing kit not to be missed and you can get it free!

Visit TWD here!