Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Spirit - LDS Blog Hop

The LDS blog train leader decided to use the video above as the inspiration for this time's theme. A wonderful family video - please watch. The crayons in mine are to represent the manger in the video.

Download my part here.

(hints if you have not used send space: look for the blue box - if it starts to download an exe file - stop and uncheck the faster box)

Full list at
The list:
KatLen Kreations - you are here

Friday, December 13, 2013

New Product!

Finally got my Christmas Sides back into a store - and on sale this weekend (Sat-Sun). Check my DigiScrap Station store for this and more. Lots of items from several designers on sale and you get a great calendar/365 kit for free if you spend $10. Super deal!!

Don't forget to hop over to my facebook page to pick up the free penguin in this set (see previous post for preview). What other winter animals or other things do you want to see in the new set?

Happy Christmas prep to all!

Monday, December 09, 2013

Facebook Fans

Yahoo! The Thanksgiving Facebook Hop from the LDS Blog Train increase the number of fans on my facebook page to over 300!! I sort of feel famous. I dug out this penguin and will be working on some friends for him. What winter pals should she have?
I will have my Christmas sides edited and up in the store soon. The set includes Santa, a deer, a tree and a present.
Hop over to my KatLen Kreations facebook page, like if you have not, click on the fan freebie tab and download this fun 3x12 inch pal. Use it on the side of your 12x12 pages with snow scenes or as a tag on a Christmas present. There is lots of room for journaling. Make suggestions for his pals here or there.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Big Black Weekend Sale

Visit my store at DigiScrap Station and get 50% off everything over $1.

Also still as a bonus - Spend $10 anywhere in the store and get this packed kit free ~ How Time Flies ~ lots of dating systems and wonderful elements. It is huge.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Grateful Face Book Hop

The LDS Blog Train decided to do a little Facebook hop to show our appreciation to all you Mormon scrappers.

So hop on over to my Facebook page,
  * like my page (if you are not already a fan)
  * click on the LDS Facebook Hop tab (#2)
  * download this lovely mini
  * head on over to the next stop.

Have a super holiday!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013


Several items in my DigiScrap Station store are majorly marked down - along with many other designers kits!! come visit.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ivy Scraps Party

Ivy Scraps birthday is still going full swing - I'v got today's daily download over in the forums - link

The progressive scrap is in the second week - you can still catch up.

Huge, beautiful kit - for a few layouts and a blog hop is still up!

Swing by the birthday special challenges. The regular challenge also have prizes from this kit and points in the store!!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Challenge Incentive

Finally working on a new kit again - Royal Heritage - from a long time ago as a freebie. I have pull and altered a few of the backgrounds and elements for a reward for the ATC challenge over at DigiScrap Station. Just hop over to the forum and request the kit via PM (Must be a member, but that part is easy).

Still got a bit to go before the new kit comes out - what do you want to see?

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Happy Birthday Ivy Scraps

Ivy Scraps is having a month long celebration! Come back often to pick up various pieces of the beautiful Magic Moments kit. Wonderful challenges where you can pick up more pieces by making layouts are in the forum. Head there now to pick up this Daily Download.

Saturday, November 02, 2013


Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!
I'm having a huge sale over at my DigiScrapStation Store!!

Friday, November 01, 2013

Happy Birthday to Ivy Scraps!!

Birthday time at Ivy Scraps!!  We have a lot planned - but first hop through our blogs and pick up bit and pieces of our huge Birthday kit! There will be more in the forums - gorgeous colors for any celebration!

here is my part:

Link up the rest of these at Ivy Scraps Blog.

Then hop over to the forums for more Birthday Fun.

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Kit: It's Fall Y'All

Wahoo! The weather has turned chilly for the first real time this fall and I finally decided to call it done. I have given away parts and sold a smaller kit in my other stores, but It's Fall Y'All is finally in my new stores.
DigiScrap Station
Ivy Scraps

Exciting things happening in Nov - keep your eyes here!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last Days for October Challenges

Time for completing challenges and getting rewards is running short. Here are the three challenges I am hosting.

DigiScrap Station: ATC challenge - simply make a small fall themed card and get this brag book set (I will even send it to you first, if you ask through the site).
Ivy Scraps Learning Challenge - We talked about subway art. Play with your font collection and make a poster and get credit in the store.
Digitalscrapbook Pages - He Said, She Said - Make a layout which includes one of the selected quotes about learning and get part of a lovely kit, An Open Book.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Weekend Madness

DigiScrap Station Weekly Sale is on - starting Saturday Morning! I have a few things and the other designers do as well. We also have a super build-a-kit named Fall-O-Ween fill with bunches of fall and Halloween mini's at $1 each. As a super bonus: spend $10 and get this enormous calendar based collaboration free!!

My Store 
Midnight Madness

Monday, October 14, 2013

LDS Blog Train: A Place in HIstory

I am so excited about this round's LDS Blog Train. The group is providing scraping materials for those trips to church history sites. Most will also work for any history trips. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a rich history, some of which happened very near to where I live in Missouri.
Complete list of LDS historical sites
A tour company's list for the midwest
Deseret News article - what happened where
Wikipedia list with links to articles
Map with what happened where from the church

Anyway ... I wish I would have taken the time to do more. I included a treated photo from our place and some gingham and dots that were popular dress fabrics in the day.
- here is my part - look for the blue box "Click here to start download from sendspace" - then go on over to the main LDS blog train page to find the complete list.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

General Conference

I have been enjoying conference and trying to take notes. I printed off some note taking papers and found them wanting. First  of all, after conference I want to sort them into my topic files, not keep them together. Second, they only had a few for the seventy and other speakers. I created one that I can use, doodle on, scribble, etc. It is generic, just print a pile for conference day or when you read the talks later. Download the pdf from Google Drive.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dream Vacation: Family Reunion

The final round at The Studio was to create a kit about a dream vacation.
It seems that lately, when the family gets together it is for a funeral. I would love to see my mom's remaining sibling and all my cousins to get together just to have fun and make memories.
I have many more pieces left on the drawing board, but also neglected other stuff. So hop over and pick up this kit at The Studio -

Vote here:  My name is near the bottom.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Happenings at DSS

Just up!! A huge collaboration that is calendar based. This set contains 2 perpetual calendar sets, several number and weekday sets, date ribbon, numbers and so much more. Get this packed kit Free with $10 purchase at the DSS store.

Plus - just a few more days to grab my Returning to Learning Brag Book Bits mini - just for asking (and promising to do the ATC challenge). Love to see ya there!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Week 3 of Contest

My contest entry for week three is up ... a bit small, it has been a super busy week. Grab it and so many other cute stay-cation kits in the Studio gallery. I am thinking of expanding the kit - Coupons for the full kit for anyone who makes a suggestion that I use.

Voting is up - My name is about 2/3 down.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Voting Time

It is voting time at The Studio! If you love this little kit, find my name near the bottom of the voting list - You can vote for up to 5, winners get some nifty CU kits.

Pick up the kit pictured in the gallery and browse for more.  I have a few more items I created that did not fit into the number of elements they limited, so you can look forward to a bigger and brighter kit (I am going to change some of the colors as well) when it goes for sale. What else would you like to see?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Beach Theme

Wahoo! Another week in the contest and another kit. This week's theme was Beach Getaway and we had to use a photo as inspiration. I selected a photo I took at Port Aransas Wildlife Preserve on Mustang Island Texas when I worked a summer at Corpus Christie - oh, so many years ago.
This week was more difficult because I had so many ideas for elements, only a few actually made it into the kit. This will be a packed kit when I remake it for sale.
Pick it up and leave a comment over at The Studio's gallery! I'll try to get more previews so you can see the elements better for Sunday/Monday's voting. Please come back and vote for me - winners get some awesome CU stuff.
There are many, many super kits available for free at the gallery!!

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Contest results

WhaHoo!!!! Look what CuddleBeez has done with my contest kit!! Isn't that just adorable.

Come download the kit: at the Studio and so many other super kits!!

then vote: (mine is the top entry)  

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Studio Designer Contest

Yep, I have submitted to The Studio's annual designer contest. I have enjoyed the time, comradery and themes in past year and it is off to a great start this year again with a fun palette and theme.

Hop on over to the gallery and grab my On the Road. There will be others by the end of the week. Yes, the mini-kit is similar to my Destination: Unknown (Ivy Scraps / DSS) but the colors are different and I altered several and created some brand new lovelies like the car frame. Enjoy

Monday, September 02, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013

DSS Quick Page Exchange

Fun kit for the Quick Page Exchange at Digi Scrap Station this month. Join us!! - grab it in the DSS forums.


The garden is doing ... mediocre. Producing, but not in volumes. The squash does well in hiding the fruit of the vine and we had some that got kinda big. Here is what we did:

  • brown sausage - added Italian seasoning
  • scooped out the squash and added to sausage
    (one of the squash had big seeds - they went for the chickens)
  • spooned sausage mix into zucchini and topped with shredded cheese.
  • backed @300 for 50 min.
Things to change - mix the cheese in.
I really liked this.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Destination: Unknown

Yeah!! I have revamped and repacked the huge kit I created while teaching a designer class. This fun pack was so loaded that I divided it into 3 large kits. Fun kit for those road trips to anywhere or car rides across town.

Available at
Ivy Scraps  and  DigiScrap Station

Thursday, August 15, 2013

ATC Challenge at DSS

Wahoo! I am hosting the ATC challenge at DigiScrapStation. (ATC is artist trading card, but mine turn out more like movie trading cards or mini-brag books). I am giving away this Brag Book Bits from my future kit Everyday Adventures: Summer so this is not going to be in the store for a while. Just PM me through the DSS forum and I will get this to you for simply a promise to make and post a layout in the DSS gallery ... and if you act now ... just joking, before the end of the month you get a reward. I am throwing together a similar pack from my Everyday Adventures: School - also just a floating fantasy right now.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I Can Be a Missionary Now

The LDS Blog Train pulls out once more and a wonderful topic this time: missionary by children. The title comes from a song the children sing: I Want to be a Missionary Now.  My contribution includes 3 12x12 papers and 6 4x6 journaling card/photo mats (could even be brag book backgrounds) Have fun! Download at Send Space.(look for the blue box with the arrow) Then head over to the headquarters for a list.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Wahoo!!! I am also now at DigiScrapStation!! I'll be hosting the ATC challenge an a heritage challenge. I just posted the ATC Challenge and will be expanding my Everyday Adventures kit as giveaways. (still getting something together along with some examples - back with more later.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

First KIt

I just finished loading my first kit into the Ivy Scraps Store!!

See it here:

More to come. Reworking some kits, mixing in old freebies. Thinking of calling it Repacked. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Good News / Bad News

After a long struggle, Moo Two Designs will be shutting it's doors. A sad note because of all the friends there, but it has forced me to re-examine my desire to design scrapbook stuff and to go out into the over crowded digi-scrap world. I am excited to announce that I have been accepted at Ivy Scraps!!
More info about the Moo Two Closing sales and about my store at Ivy Scraps soon.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Have a super Independence Day

Have a super Independence Day!! Take lots of pictures then come back and scrap!! Our family picnic is Saturday. So the coupons are good 'till then. Just a reminder -
This freebie is available from my Google drive: Click the file menu, then download to get the zip.

and this one (one 12x12 paper and journal tag) is on my Facebook Fan page.

Both have the same coupon for 50% off 2 selected kits from my 
Oh, My Stars!,Destination: Unknown and Watermelon Wishes collections.  (links to kits in enclosed file)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Facebook freebie

Finally got a facebook freebie to work. This paper and journal match my Oh, My Stars! collection

check the post just before this one for a few more pieces.

Either contain coupons for my patriotic and summer kits.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Sale and Patriotic Freebie

It is patriotic time in the United States again!! and I am very pleased with how these additional items for my Oh, My Stars! kit finalized!

I have also enclosed a coupon good for 50% off 2 selected kits from my Oh, My Stars!, Destination: Unknown and Watermelon Wishes collections.  (links to kits in file)

I'm trying Google Drive for the first time for scrapping. Click this link then file > download to get the zip. No advertising!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Scoop - Pinterest Win

This one was super simple and much needed. Our feed scoops are wearing out (or getting dog chewed). The smaller bleach bottle makes a scoop slightly larger than our mid-sized scoops and has the added benefit to serve as a funnel.

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

repost of My Stars Freebie

Flag day in the US is Jun 14 and the upcoming Independence day on Jul 4. What a perfect time to grab both parts of my Oh, My Stars kit. Both kits are on sale June 14-21st.
In the mean time your facebook  page can sport  this patriotic cover - for free - download.
Reposting - look for the blue box that says download from Send Space.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Girls' Camp

In my church, the girls have one outing a year, just the girls and nature. I, along with the LDS Blog Train,  have put together a little mini-kit to help them scrap all those fun pictures they took.

my part: here - look for the blue box that says "Click here to start download from sendspace"

Here is a complete list:
Brightly Street          Dora's Digitals

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Oh, My Stars!!

Flag day in the US is Jun 14 and the upcoming Independence day on Jul 4. What a perfect time to grab both parts of my Oh, My Stars kit. Both kits are on sale June 14-21st.
In the mean time your facebook  page can sport  this patriotic cover - for free - download.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Another Color Challenge

Maybe someday I'll actually get a real kit done, In the mean time I finished up this one for the Moo Two Paint the Barn Color Challenge and the one for the LDS blog train (leaving the station on 15 June. Coupon code and link the store are in the forum linked above.
Looking for suggestions. I'll give you a copy of whatever you suggest if I include it in the full kit.

Friday, May 24, 2013

New Mini

I love the colors at Moo Two's May Paint the Barn Color Challenge. I have put this mini in my store and made a coupon good to June 10th (KatLenMay13)

If you make a comment here about other things you would like to see in this kit, I will send you that part free!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Pinterest Headband Try

I have a gi-normous collection of things to do on Pinterest. I tried a few on the last weekend. I tried the Knotted Jersey headband.
The bottom is my first try ... FAIL! but I tried again with success. I hot glued another strand under because I was going to braid, but the did not look good. The second reason I added a strand was that the original did not fit around my head. I also had thought to add a bit of elastic between the ends for a quick slip on, but the ends were long enough to tie and it does stretch a bit.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Birthday Time

To celebrate my birthday, I am giving you a few pages from my Birthday Star kit. I have the kit plus 4 brag book size kits in the store. This sampler (must sign into store) contains a quick page and some brag book parts. Grab it now with this coupon News_Freebie_KatLen 

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Paint the Barn

Just a quick kit that I put together for the Paint the Barn color challenge at Moo Two. Go the forum for instructions to download.
I am also demonstrating to my design class the power of a single icon and the importance of blogging.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Family Travels: Another Pinterest Try

I have attempted another Pinterest inspired family thingy. Our family has traveled a great deal and when you add in the in-laws, we start filling the map. So that is what I have started. I will have 6x4 scrapped family groups from various times around the outside creating a frame. Inside small (8 to a 4x6) events that are linked to locations.
Still tossing around how much information to include on the smaller cards - (how much can be read at 3 paces?)
Starting on the next round soon.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Designer Class

My Scrapbook kit designer class is going very well and we have some great products on the verge of being put in the store. I have 2 paper packs there, watch for the student work soon. I have enjoyed the class because it has forced me to design scrap and scrap. Here is a layout I created using my parts of the kit. We should be starting a new round of the class soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Designer Class

Having a grand time with our Designer Class - hope you'all can make it next time.

See our stuff
Here is one of mine:

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Free Designer Class

Thing are rolling along for the class I will be leading. A slow paced beginning designer class will be taught at Moo Two - sign up here. You must be a member of Moo Two Designs (free sign up) and willing to spend 2-6 hours per week to keep up. We are offering it free during the first run to work out some kinks.

free class

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

MooTwo Color Challenge

I am hosting the MooTwo Color Challenge this month. As leader, I have created a mini kit to share. Details are in the Paint the Barn thread and a coupon code to get this for free.

Starting in Feb, I will also be hosting a beginner designer class. The first round will be free (we need test subjects).  The class will be 12 weeks with weekly assignments. The participants will be creating a mega kit together (sold by MooTwo to cover the cost of the class, some restrictions apply- mostly can't sell your part as is, but change the color, improve it, mix it around, yeah). Secret: We may select some new designers from the class. I will get back with more details, but if you are interested post in the Paint the Barn thread and I will get back with you.