My Big News!!!

>> Monday, December 28, 2009

So, a few posts ago I told you that I'm leaving Plain Digital Wrapper (PDW) and also hinted at a big surprise coming up that just jumped in my lap! Well.......want to know what it is??? :-) Cause I'm bursting at the seams and want to scream it from the mountain tops (keeping a secret is not my specialty)! LOL

Drum roll please......dum dum dum dum dum!!!

Starting January 2010...

KariQ Banner


Are You Scrapping Christmas Yet?

>> Sunday, December 27, 2009

Hi Everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. Now that it is 2 days past Christmas, who all is scrapping their Christmas pictures? LOL - HA....not me! But some of you ambitous scrappers may be already, so I wanted to give you all a freebie! I made this from my Cherry Pop Christmas kit and Cherry Pop Trees element pack. I hope you enjoy it. Please leave love if you download. :-)


Big news, recommendations, and a great freebie alert!

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

I have been sooo busy lately! What have I been doing you ask? LOL Cause you haven't seen me lately...huh? I know....bad me. But I'll be getting better cause I'm sinking my teeth into designing once again. Dedicating more time to it, more research, etc. And with that....I have big news!

I'm leaving Plain Digital Wrapper. Yes, that is huge news....because I've been there about almost two years now. Its been home for a while. But its time to say goodbye to PDW. Its been coming for a while and a great NEW opportunity dropped right into my lap, so I jumped on it! But shhhh...that part is a secret right now. Back to PDW.

Many many many things are going to retire into the vault forever when I leave PDW on the last day of this year. I was going to have a retirement sale...but for some reason I'm not able to access my store. :-( But I'm working on that. If I do have a sale, I'll let you know!

I've found some great sites lately! Wanna hear about them?
Ripal opened a new store called - and it is awesome! You want digiscrapping tutorials? This is the place! Its awesome! Ripal used to help admin over at DigiShopTalk, so I have every faith in that she knows what she's doing! Check it out by clicking here!

You all know my favorite glitter designer of all time is Flergs! Well, she not only has great glitter but she has the best New Moon kit out! Yes, I'm an avid Twilight Saga addict! Just call me a Twilight Mom! And oh by the way, I'm 100% Team Edward! LOL But check out Flergs new kits - One called DreamCatcher and the other is called Volterra.

Freebie Alert - Two Great Freebies that I just picked up!
Here are two great freebie alerts that I just snagged. I've been perusing Digital Crea for a long time now but just recently started really looking at their stuff. Do you they offer great freebies! They seem to come in is the one available now.

I've never used quickpages before. Nope, never. And what a shame too cause I had a great use for this holiday season because I had soo little time to do my own layouts for Christmas projects. I just picked up this one today! Image is linked or you can find it on Lori M's blog.

Have a great rest of your day! I'll be back very soon with more great news! Sorry....gotta keep it a secret for right now. LOL


New Release....and a COUPON for 50% off! :-)

>> Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hi Everyone! As promised, I have a new release. You saw the sneak peek yesterday.....and here is the whole thing! Pretty, isn't it? Yep, I'm not ashamed to say I love it! LOL

Its on sale for 24% off regular price for one week. But if you scroll down, you'll get a COUPON code for 50% off!

Completely Iced isn’t your typical blue Christmas kit! With its 13 papers and 37 elements, you are bound to find lots of goodies that you’ll use year round. The papers are also sold separately in a paper pack, but get the full kit here and you’ll not only get the 13 wonderful papers, but you’ll also get these elements! 2 swirly trees, one outlined in glue glitter, another that gives off a “glow”; Christmas hat; two round frames; one tri-circle frame; 3 different poinsettias; two flourishes, lamp post; droopy star, one flair, 2 round ornaments, silver glitter drizzle, string adorned with stars and beads, one large twisted and tied ribbon, mittens with furry trim, string of sequins, one wrapped present, 3 silver snowflakes, 2 different bows, a modern snowflake, 1 line of baubles graduating in size, and 6 various scatters

Paper pack is also available separately.
Ready for your coupon? To use the coupon, 1) go to my store at PDW, 2) be sure you are LOGGED into the store, 3) place Completely Iced in your shopping cart, and 4) enter coupon code "iced50off" minus the quote marks.
I hope you enjoy using this kit as much as I did designing it!


>> Monday, November 30, 2009

Just completed and it'll be in the store on Wednesday!
13 papers and 37 elements
Click on the image for more detail!
Coupon - 50% off for blog readers!
Coupon code available Tuesday night - get it here only, so don't forget to check back!


Forgot to Show You My Newest Release!

Soo, I'll bet I win the award for the most posts in one evening. LOL But I keep forgetting things to tell you about.....(is that what happens when you have three kids...forgetting all the time?!?) Here is Color My Autumn and it is available only here in my store at Plain Digital Wrapper:

Want just the yummy papers? Those are available separately, but you save $ if you get the whole kit. Enjoy this! And show me your layouts you complete with them - I'd love to see them!

And here is what my lovely CT did with Color Me Autumn - aren't they great?!?


December 2009 Blog Train

Wahoo! Its Blog Train time again! :-) There are 100 designers signed up for this blog train - how exciting! Wahoo! A HUGE HUGE collab is what you are going to end up with. :-) Don't know where to start? Read all about the Blog Train at the Blog Train Blog. LOL
Here is my part!

Next stop on the train is Kris Myers Designs!
Psssst! I'll bet that if you scroll down, a live link still remains for the last Blog Train in October!


Brand New Collaboration with Kris Myers Designs!

How could I possibly forget? I need to tell you about yet another collab I've completed with my partner in, I mean partner in design! :-) Check out My Dad & Me. The size of this collab is whopping! 22 papers and 61 elements.....and all are soo versatile and great for all kinds of layouts.

I can't even begin to tell you enough about this collab. I had such fun with the color palette. In fact, the more we designed, the more we wanted to keep going...LOL!

I think the images will speak for themselves though. You'll find it ONLY at Plain Digital Wrapper in our store full of our collaborations. And if you hurry, you'll receive the Alpha for FREE when you buy the whole collab kit!


Some fun CU!

I have this great friend and co-worker (my real job) who has a talent with his camera and with photoshop. Well, it just soo happens he is great with a scanner too. LOL Him and I have partnered up to offer some great CU stuff for designer use. And even better...we have a wonderful TOU for Commercial Use. Use it, no credit required...but always appreciated. Personal Use TOU must of course credit myself and Tim Workman. The buttons below come from his wife's great great grandmother. They've been passed down generation to generation!


I'm such a bad blogger! :-)

So...I think I finally have to admit how bad of a blogger I am. I used to blog all the time.....before my 3rd little girl was born. Now I spend every waking spare minute just staring at her trying to capture every single breath she takes before she gets older. I can't believe that today she is 11 months. Makes me sooo sad. I know its supposed to make me sad.....but this sad??? Geez...I seriously want to find Father Time and just beg, beg and plead, him to slow down time. I don't want her to grow up. I wonder if this is happening cause I know she is my last baby? Yes, three girls is enough. LOL

But enough about my bad blogging and sadness my baby is about to turn one year're here to see what I've been working on, I'm sure. All the new releases that I haven't let you know about. My bad......


Mixed Up Heart - NEW Release......(kind of!)

>> Wednesday, September 30, 2009

So....this'll teach me! I wrote this post almost a month ago, thought I pressed the "publish" button and I pressed the "save" button instead! Well....guess better late than never to tell you all about Mixed Up Heart, huh?

Because I messed up posting this release when it was supposed to be released, I've put this on sale again so hurry up and get it before I remove the great sale price of $3.67!


October 2009 Blog Train - Mega Collab!

I can't believe it is that time again! It is time for the next blog train! WAHOO! did it get to be October 1 already?!? LOL

After you've finished downloading that, move onto the next stop on the blog train at:


August 2009 Blog Train - And More Still on SALE!

>> Friday, July 31, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the August 2009 Blog Train - Back to School! Before I show you my treat that I have for you and pass you onto the next stop on the train, I want to show you what else I have on sale during the Blog Train Event!!! :-)

All are on sale for only $3.67! WAHOO!

And now what I'm sure you are waiting for - my stop on the August 2009 Blog Train gives you this treat! Hope you like it!

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And the next stop on the blog train is DigiOverdose!


Want a Relaxing Backyard? LOL!

>> Thursday, July 2, 2009

Don't we all? I wish I had one...mine is full of four dogs. LOL But if I had a relaxing (quiet!) backyard, I'd dream of having a white picket fence....that was the idea behind this kit.

My new release! :-)
Cool, calm blues, fresh greens, and throw in some wood and dirt – you have a relaxing backyard retreat. Fly a kite, add some sunshine, green grass, and flowers! There are 7 patterned papers, 4 coordinating solids, and an incredible 35 elements in this kit. Hang tags from a branch, hang pictures from the two photo hangers, three whimsical trees, a house frame, window frame, and a realistic wood frame. Six words on tags, three ribbon flowers, two clouds, a picket fence, two wrinkled brown paper tags with threads, and a 12-inch scatter of glitter and beads. You can do soo much with this kit. It is very versatile, good for boys and girls, and has soo many element that you can use over and over again. 300 dpi and great quality!

And right now it is on sale for only $3.67! WAHOO! Hurry and snatch it up - it'll be great for all those picnic pictures you are going to take over the holiday weekend. :-)

And here is a convenient link right to it!

And of course, the K2 Kreative Krew is having fun with it already. I'll post more though the week:

by Niki
by Jen


An Awesome Recipe and a Teaser

>> Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hi there! I don't know about you but I love raspberries. I can't get enough of them. I eat them fresh (my favorite), put them in pies, smoothies, swedish name it, I love it with raspberries. But this recipe I discovered today and it is soooo mouth watering that I just have to share it!

Raspberry Barbeque Sauce

3 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 t olive or canola oil
1 1/4 cups unsweetened raspberries
3 T brown sugar
1 T balsamic vinegar
1 T light corn syrup
1 t molasses
1/2 t lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 t crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 t salt
1/8 t pepper
dash onion powder

Place garlic on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil; drizzle with oil. Wrap foil around garlic. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes.

Place softened garlic in a small saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until sauce is thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor blender; cover and process until smooth. Strain seeds. Store in refrigerator.

We used this on boiled and then barbequed country style ribs and I can't even begin to tell you how yummy they were! Natalie (our 2-year old) scarfed this up! I ate soo much that I'm still full hours later. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Tomorrow I'm making a raspberry-rhubarb pie and a lemon-raspberry loaf! My mouth is already watering...

Now for a teaser! I'm working on a new kit. It isn't finished yet, but should be very soon! Want a teaser? Look at these great colors! :-)


Lil' Dreamer and Today & Everyday - NOW IN STORES!

>> Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The creators of SYTYCD were wonderful enough to let all designers put their contest submissions into their stores once the contest was over. So, if these don't look brand new to you - that's why. LOL But they haven't been available for a bit now and I figured it was time to get them out there again! To be released on Wednesday, June 24! And they'll be on sale also! Hurry and snag them at $3.67 before they go full price of $4.98!

On SALE now for ONLY - $3.67

On SALE now for ONLY - $3.67

And look at these great layouts created with Lil' Dreamer:

above by lauramarie

above by jetjez

above by misfitinmn

above by ttklewis


Brand New Kit - Infinity & Beyond

>> Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I feel like it has been forever since I released something. In fact, it has been forever! I've spent a lot of time lately entering design contests. LOL But lookie - I just released this today! :-) And guess what? It is on sale for only $3.67! That is 26% off list price.

Got some crazy little martians in your life? Got some NASA space camp pictures? How about a cute picture of you and your loved one – you know…the one you are over the moon about! If so, then you need this kit! It has 8 patterned papers, five coordinating solids, a star photo mask, and a whopping 34 elements! The elements include three frames – one wood, one brushed silver, and one really spacey hexagon. Five martians, three star flair, two strings, two stitched star tags on strings, a rocket, two different star scatters, a star field, five space sayings, a staple to staple them to your paper, three planets and that’s not all! 300 dpi and great quality!

And you want to know a secret....? I have two kits already complete and ready for release for next Wednesday - June 24! :-) Check back then!


Awesome new CT Members!

I sooo have to brag about the new members of the K2 Kreative Krew! Everyone welcome Kala, Pam, Kathy, Niki, Meghan, and Tonje! WAHOO! They join Michelle, Brook, Jen, Jacquie, Chris, Missi, Lisa Marie, and........dang - who am I missing? LOL Anyway, they all make up the most awesome CT that two designers (me and my sis) could have! I'm excited about everyone of them! Want to see some of their recent layouts? Checkout the K2 Kreative Krew blog!

Here are just a few of their layouts that AREN'T on the blog that won them spots on our team!

Oh, darn. I thought I had more this size to show you, but I saved the small versions....sigh. Well, I can show you the above awesome ones. You'll need to go to the blog link above to see more. We have some great new talent!


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