Saturday, December 29, 2012

Church Youth Program

I am excited about the new youth program from the church even though I don't have a youth or a calling to teach the youth right now. I am studying using the program already. The program is called "Come Follow Me" and more info can be found on the church web site. If I were teaching, I would provide thoughts for them to think about and space to respond by writing or drawing. I started out using the composition book as a base, art journal style, but think that a regular 3 ring binder allows more flexibility. Now I need to buy/make the 12 cover/tabed pages. In the meantime, I have the first 2 pages of The Godhead done (January's topic). Print these out, punch holes and let them study. At the end of the year- they will have a treasure of talk topics.
I will add more pages as I continue my study, maybe some more next year.
If you are looking for something to decorate the walls, see LDS Handouts and more hidden among my pins on my pintrest religion board.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

LDS Christmas Blog Train

It has been a while since I joined a blog train.
Join me in celebrating Christmas Blessing. Here is the quote ""...we do not need a Christmas holiday or Christmas traditions to remember Jesus Christ, our Savior. But the celebrations of Christmas can help remind us of Him. The hallowed Christmas season can be an opportunity to recommit to keep the fire of the Spirit and the glory of the Son of God burning in our hearts every day throughout the year." (I'll get the source when I am more awake.
Send Space - (look for the blue box and ignore the ads)

Follow the train to get more

Thursday, November 08, 2012


Another contest ... and a great swatch.
Run over to GoDigitalScrapbooking to pick up my rain kit with many other color matched kits.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Layout with new kit

I created this layout using my new Puddles kit which is currently available as a freebie at goDigitalScrapping contest gallery.

Hop over there to pick up my kit and many others.

Sunday, September 02, 2012


I am in a designer contest at "The Studio". They selected a lovely set of purples for the first round. Pick up mine here and grab others with the same palette. 

Meanwhile back at the ranch - I am featured designer. Check out my store at Moo Two. I should be on sale.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

repost: Sept Calendar

Had to repost - the link to the QP went to the wrong place - sorry all. Pick up the clipboard calendar using my Just Boy kit parts. I will have the solid papers in the store soon.

calendar (look for the blue box)

Summer Afternoon is finally in the Moo Two store. It is one of my most packed kits. Get it half price Sept 1-15th while I am featured designer.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sept Calendar

Another month goes by ... I am back to subbing and tucking in designing where I can. Here is September's clipboard calendar using my Just Boy kit parts. I will have the solid papers in the store soon.

calendar (look for the blue box)

Summer Afternoon is finally in the Moo Two store. It is one of my most packed kits. Get it half price Sept 1-15th while I am featured designer.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cindy Ritter Sale

Cindy Ritter is retiring several products include some really great  CU stuff. Hurry and grab them while they are super cheap and still available. Cindy's Digitals Store - retiring section.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Color Challenge

The Paint the Barn Color Challenge at MooTwo this month has some fabulous colors. I decided to go grunge. Pick up my part at SendSpace.
(large file due to the cracked paper)

Friday, August 03, 2012

Aug calendar

The end of last month left me in the dust so this month is starting late and it also sure to be busy (gotta drop some of my FB games ;)

I am adding to an old contest kit and getting it ready for sale. I think the soft colors are a summery combination. I will be featured designer soon and have 2 sampler kits ready from this kit. But today, here is your August clipboard calendar (look for the blue box down the page a bit.


My pintrest page:

Just a report on a few items that I pinned:

Watermelon Water: freeze cubes of watermelon, use as ice. I really liked it. Didn't last too long in the freezer.

Bleach Pins on colored shirts: not working for me ... starting to get some lightening after the 3rd try.
Am I supposed to wash the shirts first? How long ... I left it on until it dried. Trying the spray bottle next.

brownie variation: I used mixes and put the brownie batter on the bottom, then some chocolate chip cookie dough into a muffin tin. The things crumbled trying to take them out: FAIL.

I am sitting 11 and 9 year-old boys. They think most of the stuff I saved in my crafts/activities for kids category is "borrrrrring" - they did enjoy the Popsicle stick catapults.

Friday, July 06, 2012

trying the template

I used my Paint the Barn Color Challenge mini (pick it up at the link) and my entry into Brownie Scraps template contest (also a freebie) to create this fun LO of my N & N.


I would love to see your work with either.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Happy Independence Day

In the US, it is time for flag raising, fireworks and family picnics (indoor this year).

Here is a few more little things to add to Oh, My Stars!

Download them here,

and have a safe holiday.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Color Challenge Freebie

Fun colors at the Paint the Barn Color challenge this month at Moo Two Designs.

I read an article saying Hexagon were Hot ... I think so!!

Pick up my mini at the link above - and come back! There will be more. Make something with one of the kits and get a coupon for the store.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

July calendar

yep - time for another month - for July I used my Watermelon Wishes, a fun summery kit. We love our watermelon in the hot months.

Join me a Moo Two for the calendar challenge.

Pick up your July QP clipboard calendar.

thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

G+ testing

I am testing the G+ click thingy 

to see how it works

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Review Walgreens

Got a coupon for Walgreens Brag Book and decided to try it out. I was all the way through before I figured out how to change the layout on the pages, but then I also saw how to change the cover and design in the same column.

Some easy editing like zoom, nudge and brightness. Lots of auto features like find the focus of the photo and crop to size of placeholder on page. I ordered 2 copies and the coupon took for both.Took me about an hour to upload, place the pictures and orderHard copy should be at my house in 2 weeks. - I'll tell you about the quality of the paper, binding etc. then.

Check it out here

Thursday, June 14, 2012

CT: peek

At first I wasn't thrilled by the sketch challenge at Digitals, but after I started it grew on me.

Here is my adorable nephew using a sketch by MC Designs and Denim Darling by Joyce deJong.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CT: farm fun

When my brother was here - my sister took the little ones to a local kid's farm - here is a possible intro page to a book using Almost Summer by  Maddy Fernandez. 

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Tablet Cover

So I finally took one of my Pinterest's pins to the finish line.

I have a tablet of unusual size - 8 in (side note: for my girlie hands 8 in is too big to hold in one hand). So I have been pinning several ideas and checking out everyone's case. While I was subbing, I saw a very cool duct tape one and decided to try it.

corrugated cardboard cut to size (hint: cut at least 1/2 inch bigger or more for pen/stylus holder)
funky colored duct tape

yep: that's it.

* Cut cardboard - I cut mine slightly larger - be generous and more
* cut 2 8 inch piece of duct tape in half length wise then fold and trim
   bend in loose loop and tape to each of the 4 corners,
     testing along the way

* place a bit of duct tape through each loop and
   cut a bit to allow the loops to be free
   ie: snip the tape a little and press down in front and behind.

* tape hinge: mine turned out too tight - so again be a bit generous
   Hint: I taped the 2 sides first - do it after the corners are secured
   cover both ends with tape on all 4 corners.

* Cover the center of each side with tape

* Cover all the edges with tape.

Review and things to change:
Not bad and very sturdy for the cost of 2 rolls of decorative duct tape.
Need some kind of latch, probably duck tape and velcro
right now, I have nothing toward the screen - maybe a soft cloth taped there?
The corners are a bit hard to get the tablet in and out of ... the elastic in the store ones, velcro on one side ... hmm

Next steps:
I have a pair of shorts that are beyond repair, but have a super cute pocket ... let's see what I can do with them.
I'd like to make one that stands or one with a hand strap

Thursday, May 31, 2012

June Calendar

June's calendar is ready.
I used the Just Chillin Moo Two Collab.
I have started a calendar challenge at MooTwo - come join the fun and get some Christmas presents ready.

Grab the calendar at SendSpace.

Don't miss the Blog Train "Faith in God" from earlier today - all of them should be up tomorrow.

Blog Train and calendar

~preview is not working ~

The latter-day saint children have a program that encourages children to set goals. Link to the girl and boy versions. Collect this lovely kit that will work wonderful for any child's religious accomplishments. My part is small. I hope to expand this into a full kit - maybe two, but for now snag it at SendSpace.

My Digi Chocolate
One Scrap Happy Chic
Granny Enchanted
Sassy Girl Studio
Craft With Me
WinksArt Graphics
Toddlers of Unusual Size
FranB Designs
Scraps by Missy
JMC Designs
Crystals Crafting and Scrapbooking
KatLen Kreations
Twiisters Design Shoppe
Psychozoe Designs
Let Me Scrapbook

After all that fun ... I will be back with June's Clipboard Calendar.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Top Ten

Had to put these somewhere ... what skills do they need?

The top ten 21st century skills taught in US Schools

  1. Sitting still at a desk while someone in the front of the room lectures
  2. Preparing for standardized tests
  3. Changing what you are doing every 50 minutes, no matter whether you’d actually finished in 10 minutes or whether you needed more time
  4. Writing five-paragraph essays incorporating highly scored words such as “paradoxically”, “nonplussed”, and “notwithstanding” while filling nearly all the allocated space
  5. Answering even numbered questions (because those are the ones that don’t have the answers printed in the back of the book)
  6. Focusing time and effort solely on activities that will be graded, along with the related skill of sticking to a rubric when completing assignments, and being careful not to go beyond the rubric
  7. Eschewing tools, technologies, and resources that could reduce time and effort or improve the end result because that would be cheating
  8. Forming learning and work groups only with others of the same age, because age is the most important attribute for what a person can and should do
  9. Knowing and accepting your place, because your teacher’s and society’s evaluation of your worth as a person is reflected in your grades and test scores
  10. Avoiding the things you like to do, but doing what you are told, because learning and work shouldn’t be fun

Friday, May 04, 2012


Feliz Cinco de Mayo and Happy interNational Scrapbooking day!!

I have a little thing for you and more in the store. We used last month's lovely collaboration A Mother's Heart and created some add-on which include edges, clusters, new papers and more. Part is free with purchase at the Moo Two Designs Store and part in a blog hop. A Mother's Heart is still on sale through this weekend and all kits are $1.99.

Here are the 2 parts I made, only I can't remember which I sent up so ... here is part 1 and part 2. One of them is duplicated in the add-on.
Here are the other stops:

Monday, April 30, 2012

May calendar

Seems that all I can get accomplished is the monthly collabs. Need to change my priorities - getting a full time job should be tops. May, however, is packed.
Hope to finish up this little one soon, but grab May's calendar here.
This weekend is International Scrapbooking Day ... come visit here and Moo Two Designs for some specials

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CT: Dust Bunnies

When I found out that my assignment at Digital's this month was Doingdigital Dust Bunnies, I was a little reticent but I think these turned out nice.  

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter

A little late for the blog freebies - but you have the pictures now. I have created a little photo edge from my Mud Bunnies kit - now on sale!

Grab the photo edge at sendspace and show off at MooTwo. I would love to see what you have created!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Spring Masks

On a roll here, but not on the Mud Bunnies (oops).
Found an almost complete set of Spring Masks while digging though my not published kits. These lovely masks are now on sale (with the rest of my store) and the newsletter freebie - a sampler from Mud Bunnies (Use this code Katlen_MudBunnies_Freebie) then sign up for the newsletter for more freebies.  

Off to work on Mud Bunnies!

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Moo Two's Monthly collab

April's collaboration kit a Moo Two is looking forward to Mother's Day and includes both personal and commercial use items.

Grab it while it is on sale at the Moo Two Store!

Watch out here for more information about my featured designer information - and I have some new kits coming soon!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

April Calendar

Yep another month and only one post ... been subbing many days and spent spring break in the garden. My galleries at Digitals and MooTwo are filling up with spring photos. I'm trying to get the Mud Bunnies kit out before Easter ... count down. Check out my facebook cover  and this calendar made with this upcoming kit.
Download the Quick page clipboard calendar at Send Space.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another month

Yep - a whole 'nuther month has gone by ... did get some scrapping done, but not a lot of designing.

I am adding to a really old collab Urban Irish - very grunge! Making it a bit St. Patrick-y.

Here is March's clipboard calendar.

And be on the look out for March's Moo Two collab - Under the weather!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feb calendar!

February's clipboard calendar uses my Everyday Adventures: LuvU.
I only have the papers in the store Everyday Adventures: Valentine Papers. I'll finish up the frames and mats set soon and put them both on sale. In the meantime, enjoy this 8x10 calendar.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Kimberz Again

Kimberz does it again with Nighty Night Princess, a layout about her little sister's homecoming. She used my Goodnight Star, a recent addition to the store and an old contest entry. Hop over and give her a compliment.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Just Adorable

Look at this adorable BFF LO by Kimberz!
The BFF kit is available at Moo Two.

Working on some more add-ons for this popular kit!

Monday, January 09, 2012

My Review of Roku 2 XS Streaming Player

Originally submitted at Roku

Adds an enhanced remote for playing games, plus extra connectivity options.


By KatLen from nowhere MO on 1/9/2012


4out of 5

Pros: Easy to use, Easy to set up, Wired

Cons: Inconsistent performance

Best Uses: Living room, Primary TV

Describe Yourself: Movie buff, Home entertainment enthusiast, Netflix fan

I waited until the direct wired version was available because our internet is slow. The XS has very few snags in the transmission and fairly quick start times. Great selection of free channels.



Look at this adorable LO by TeenyBop!!
She used last week's newsletter freebie from Good Night Star - ps - if you want the code for the freebie - email me - shhh!
There will be another in this week's newsletter - be sure to sign up!
I am still featured designer this week - check out everything at 50% in my store. And the Stuff my Gallery contest is still going on. I plan to get some more freebies up this week.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

CT LO Share

Wow! look what Kimberz did with my BFF! kit.
Leave her some loving here.

I am still featured designer, so this kit and all my others are on sale for 50%!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Jan calendar and events

I am featured designer at MooTwo - check for info here.
- everything on sale 50%
- stuff my gallery contest (random drawing)
- new kit

Grab this clipboard calendar created from my Goodnight Star kit. The newsletter has a code for a freebie add-on. (if you want to get the code - email me!)
I want to do a calendar every month to encourage me keep up my designing. Is a clipboard (8.5"x11") a good size or would you prefer a different size?