Kiki Halbert Designs

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wow, wait until you see this change.

Mom and I went to the Women's Show - and it was so much fun. Getting the goodie bag that they give out at the start of the show is insane. I have never seen so many grown women act like school children in my life. It was scary. Pushing, shoving - and these are women, some my age, some retired. It's like they thought the last supplies of Dove were in their bag!

Well, part of the joy of going to the show is the makeovers and this year, I decided to do it.

Ignore the quality of the picture - hairdresser is not a photographer for sure.

So, that's before.....and here's me now:

My long hair has been donated to Lock of Love.

Now for some news. I'll be celebrating my one year designing anniversary. So I've put out my best kit ever, and it will be in store in one week. Here's a preview.

I know you are going to love working with this kit. The papers are probably my best yet. It will be a perfect kit for the fall foliage pictures that I know you are taking right now!

So have fun with your Fall walks and I hope that you'll post some pics of your layouts with that beautiful fall foliage on SBE!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

It was tough to filter through the wonderful galleries of all the applicants. There are some very talented ladies out there. My thanks to all who applied!

Please give these gals a big welcome! They'll be joining the other regular members as well as some wonderful guests for September October and November!

Welcome ladies to the team!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tomorrow's going to be an exciting day! New releases are coming out tomorrow in my store and I think you are really going to like what's coming. Check these out:

And of course the Jake's Study Elements pack is coming to the store too.

I'm still trying to shake this virus/throat infection, but it's hanging on. So I'm resting up. I hope that you enjoy the rest of the weekend and stay healthy!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Well this throat infection just seems to be dragging on! I hate feeling this way. My sweet hubby went to the grocery store and got me some lozenges, and some apple juice and some ice cream! I love ice cream! My favourite is Cherry Garcia. Absolute favourite. Next I'd have to say it was the Ben and Jerry's Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz - the Cappucino ice cream with the espresso coffee chunks in it. Yum. Major Yum.

I've been seriously thinking about scrapping every day moments and things like my favourites. I think I might scrap something about Cherry Garcia soon. So, what's your favourite ice cream? Every scrapped it before?

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Hi everyone. I hope everyone had a great week. It was a busy weekend for me. Saturday I had dinner at my mom's with my hubby. Nice to get together. Only thing is, I think I picked up a throat infection from my mom. Ugh. Up until then, I had been busy working on some elements to join the Jake's Study papers. So here they are:

I know that this will be a fun kit for the masculine layouts. The kit will be available as a package this coming Sunday:

But you can get the papers and elements separately if you choose. Plus I've made a little freebie add-on. An alpha that gives a bit of playfulness to the whole kit:

It's available here for download. Enjoy! And I'd love to know how you use it, so feel free to drop me a line to link me up with your layouts.

Oh, and one last thing for this week...the CT call ends Sunday, so get your applications in!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wow, what a week. Things are just crazy busy at work. For those of you that don't know, I'm a corporate trainer for the government. And I train on a very specific project that has a 5-year lifecycle. Right now, we are just past our peak period and still very busy. I'm developing a new course, giving 3 other courses, and keeping them up-to-date, and trying to also organize a health fair for my department. Yowzers. I think I've got a lot on my plate work-wise.

Then there's home. Since getting hubby's Permanent Residency (PR), we've begun the work of transferring his driver's license, importing and plating his vehicle, getting his SIN (equivalent to SSN)so that he can begin to work, found out about French language courses part-time, oh and let's not forget the medical coverage. It's unreal what each group requires in terms of documentation. Visas, passports, cards, papers, forms, photos, copies of our lease, etc etc....

So can I say it's been a busy September so bet.

On the upside, my boss is terrific and really helps me out. She's going to meet with me to help me decide what training I should apply for while we have the money. AND, she giving me a spindle of DVDs for home, to make up for the Timbits that I buy the students for the courses I give. (Yay, I can finally backup!!) She's very supportive, and is behind me 100% on my upcoming 5-week road trip, and is going to help me determine the best option for me for going. I'm glad that I don't have to deal with an idiotic boss on top of all my business in life.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Boy it was a really busy weekend. My hubby finally got his permanent residency card, so he can actually go and get a social insurance number so he can work, and we can cross the border if the mood hits us. :)

I spent the weekend coming up with some new products, some that have been in the works for a while, but some completely new, like Jake's Study. I really wanted to work on a masculine paper pack in preparation for some of our fall hikes that my hubby and I do. So, look for it next weekend on Sunday at SBE.

And this beauty will also be available next Sunday. Lemon Zinger Fusion has to be one of my favourite, brightest kit, and now you can get the quickpage album. There's lots of goodies coming!

And don't forget, there is still time to apply for my CT call! I'm looking for fresh talent, so experience on a CT is not required.
And keep your eyes open here this week. There will be a new challenge in town, hosted by me and my CT, with a posting bonus for participating in the challenge. (Hint, check around Thursday...)
Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Well it's time for some new alphas and a new kit to make their appearance! I love the fall! I really do. It's full of richness. So when I designed my kit, Autumn Sunset, I wanted to design something that would look like you could reach out and touch the velvet, embossed papers.

The branded alpha is one of my faves! It's a little grungy, a little rich. The pattern is almost branded into the paper and then rimmed with bronze. It will be great for heritagel layouts. Or if you need an alpha that's a little lighter, go for the Gilded Alpha. Light, gold swirls gilding the paper alpha are perfect for pretty layouts.

They are all available in my store at

Now, onto exciting things...Yes, I'm having a call. I've decided to extend the call and to look for some new fresh talent to be regular members on my team. And I may take on a few more guests at the same time. Newbies should definitely apply. I've found some great gems in the rough in months past and I'm sure this will be no exception! Email me at if you are interested!