Kiki Halbert Designs

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Coming soon to SBE!

I can't resist. I have to put this here and tease you all just a little. I've got a new kit coming to that is a different style for me. I stretched out a bit, and created this new one...Flutterby. I'll be posting layouts to show off the kit later this week.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More CT Layouts!

More lovely work from my CT members. I couldn't just stop with a few of them. Here are some more:

From Erika:

From Mara:

From Teri:

From Janel:

Aren't they lovely? I really appreciate my creative team members. I just love to see how they are going to use my products. I'm also still looking for guests, so take a look a few posts back and apply! My requirements are very flexible. Use one kit or's up to you.
Tomorrow you'll see my latest in the Watercolour series, Through the Grapevine. I love doing these watercoloured papers. This week, I'm also going to be scrapping my heart out using the kits from the designers I CT for, like Miki Ferkul and Dianne Rigdon. I have so much scrapping to do!
And I'm pleased as punch to be invited to be a guest for Sugarplum Paperie's Nicole Seitler in February. That will be so much fun. I love the simple elegance of her kits. It's easy to do the minimalist layouts with her stuff and look elegant rather than just empty.
So I hope you all have a safe holiday period. Drop by again during the holidays for a few little treats here on my blog. You never know what little gifts await!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Snowy Day with a Cherry on Top!

Well, we managed to miss Snowmaggedon. It passed just South-West of here, so we only got about 15 centimetres. Go figure. And today is a gloriously sunny day, but as is typical of this area, when it's sunny, it's a biting cold day. I mean feel your nose hairs freeze the moment you step out of the door kind of day. So while I hunkered down in my warm apartment this weekend, I worked on some more watercoloured papers. Here are my latest, Cherries Jubilee.

As sweet as its name, the "Cherries Jubilee" paper pack is a beautiful addition to your scrapbook stash. With subtle texture and marbled beauty, this pack features eight papers in gorgeous hues of purples, violets, tans and creams. Great for heritage, romantic and many other pages, you'll love the sweetly delicious "Cherries Jubilee".
I hope you enjoy them!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My CT really rock!

I'm going to take the next few days to show you what my amazing CT members have been up to! I really love their enthusiasm and spirit. I'm truly blessed.

From Janel:

From Erika:

From Caro:

From Sarah:

From Nikkiana:

From Sharon:

Erika made this lovely gift for you, using my Amethyst Nights kit.

You can download it here.

I really hope you enjoy this weekend. Tomorrow, you'll see more amazing things from my CT!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Overlays at PDW - and on sale!

Have you seen my Damask Overlays. They are on sale right now at Plain Digital Wrapper. All you need to do is add colour, and change the blending, and you've got some new gorgeous papers. They are very versatile.

I hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Want to try my products for free? Guest CT Call

No beautifully designed graphic. Just a call for some guests to join my existing team.

You can see my products in the gallery at DST to get an idea of what you'll get to work with. I'm looking for guests for January through April. Deadline is December 31st.

All I need is....Your name and userid at DST (if you are there):
Link to your largest gallery:
An example of what you do best:
How many layouts you can commit to a month:

Send me that info either using the widget in my sidebar contact me, or by email with CT Call in the subject line to kikihalbert AT gmail DOT com.That's it. Looking forward to your applications.

Monday, December 15, 2008

New wintery goodness at PDW!

There's some new wintery goodness at Plain Digital Wrapper today. And it's on sale. Winter has hit this part of the country and we are well under a blanket of white. So what's a gal to do except make the best of it, and use it as inspiration. So I've done some beautiful shimmer snowflakes for you. These are large snowflakes that you can use as is on paper, to give a glittery addition to your layout, or you can reduce them in size for a subtle effect.

And here's Winter Wonderland. These papers are great for creating stacked backgrounds. There are 7 scenes in all, and with your purchase you receive the full 12X12 jpg format, and the worn pngs, shown in the preview.

I know that you'll love them for all your outdoor layouts this winter.
Now, I'm also having a guest CT call for January through April. The requirements are very simple. Just send me your name, a link to your largest gallery, and tell me how many layouts you can do a month. That's it. Pretty simple stuff.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Snowberry Punch for only $1.50???!!!

Yes, you've got that right. You can get my new kit Snowberry Punch for only $1.50 from Friday to Sunday at my store at Plain Digital Wrapper.

Look what my team and the PDW Creative team did with it!
From Caro:
From Mara:

From Annette:

From Jan:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New at!!

What's new at my store at SBE? Check out Amethyst Nights! And it's on sale Sunday and Monday!

Rich in color and full of beauty, this kit will enhance any project from vintage and heritage pages to romantic project and layouts. Purples, violets and indigos mix in texture and pattern to create papers of unparalleled beauty. Add to it romantic elements like flowers, ribbons, frames, buttons and twine and you've got a kit for all seasons, themes and photos...especially if you love the color purple!

Look what Jan and Mara have done with this beauty:

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Want to get my SUN products for $1?

Just a small note to let you know that tomorrow, my store at SUN will be closed. I just found it hard to manage three stores at once, with different requirements for all of them.

So today my products at SUN, with the exception of my commercial use products, are only ONE DOLLAR. $1. That's it. Go get them while they are on sale and they leave SUN for good.

Thanks for your support while I was there, and I hope that you'll continue to enjoy my products at Plain Digital Wrapper and

Friday, November 07, 2008

Bitten by the Twilight Series?

That was the my inspiration for the freebie that is in store now, for my Featured Designer week at Plain Digital Wrapper. And I just completed another beauty that is actually an add-on to a previously released paper pack. Can you tell that I was inspired by Edward's golden topaz eyes? And his velvet voice? But I digress...Take a look at Crushed Plums Add-On:

It's on sale this week only!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Digital Scrapbook Sale continues and a gift from me!

Did you have an awesome DSD? I did. I stocked up on stuff that I wanted from Flergs and some templates. Had a blast. The fun's not over in most places. My store at Sunshine Studio Scraps is still 50%!! The sale's been extended for one day.

And I'm the Featured Designer this week at Plain Digital Wrapper, so you can save all week there on my products and pick up a lovely gift while you are there.

And of course I have a lovely new, HUGE kit available today at - It's called Glimpse of Twilight. It has a full alpha, including international characters and about 21 papers. Have fun with it. It's on sale of course because of our Sunday and Monday 25% off new products.

So go stock up while the sales are still on! You can get to my stores quickly by clicking on the blinkies on the right side bar.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Timeless Challenge....

Hi, everyone, it is Janel, and I have a my weekly Saturday challenge for you! Have you seen the new Timeless kit that Kiki has out at Scrapbook-Elements??? It is gorgeous!!! (You can click the preview below to go to the store for a close up view!) My challenge for you this week is to do a great layout about time, a time of year, a great time in your life, or the passage of time!

I did one for autumn, and I of course had to use the new Timeless kit!

OK, so here is what you need to do:
Try and use some Kiki items in your layout! Upload your layout to your favorite online gallery, come back to this post and post the link in the comments for this post by Friday, October 31st at midnight EST. If you aren't comfortable with that, you may post your LO on your blog or your photobucket account instead. Just make sure you link us up! We will choose a layout (using the random number generator) to win a $5 gift certificate. Here is the best part, the winner picks which one of Kiki’s shops you want to spend it in. Can I get a woo hoo??!! Which will it be Plain Digital Wrapper, Scrapbook-Elements, or Sunshine Studio Scraps?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a week! Hope you all had fun!

Well, it's hard to believe but the week of celebration is over. It was so filled with fun and all those goodies. There were new products available at amazing deals too! We had some winners who sported my fan blinkie for the celebration. Congrats to RoverGal, Netty, and KimberlyRae at DST. They'll be enjoying more goodies! And congrats to Kiki's Greatest Fan, graciesgram! She'll be a new CT member for the month of November!

But there's more exciting news to be had...onto my new release at today:

I was inspired by the fall colours, and I wanted to make a kit that I could use for photos of my husband. Of course my CT team also have men in their lives, and they need something masculine to scrap with too. I'm sure you do as well. So Timeless was born.

Classics never go out of style--they're 'timeless'! The color palette in this kit includes sage green, burnt orange and dark gray. The papers are lightly-textured and beautifully color washed with subtle patterns; you'll find no end of uses for masculine, heritage or any other layout you can think of. The embellishments will add a perfect touch: classy clock borders and one single foil clock, a full-size bracket in a neutral shade, buttons, brads, two different photo corners, ribbons, beaded wire, flourishes and frames. Your memories are timeless...this kit make sure you're scrapbook pages are too! 11 patterned and textured papers, 3 clock borders, 3 frames, 2 different leaves, 2 buttons, 1 beaded wire, 1 string, 1 swirl, 1 journal tag, 1 journal card, 1 metal nameplate, 1 plain wire, 1 foil clock, 1 brad, 1 grosgrain ribbon, 1 set metal photo corners (4 each), 1 set fabric photo corner (4 each), 1 curly ribbon.

And of course, when you get it Sunday or Monday, it's on sale. So hurry over to pick it up and get those autumn pictures into some layouts!

And keep your eyes here for a CT call of a different kind. I'm on the hunt for some hybrid project members. The call will be going out this week, so I hope to see some interesting project photos in the applications.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The party isn't over yet!

Hi, everyone, it is Janel!! Has everyone been having fun at Kiki's party??? I know I have!!! Tomorrow is when we find out who the winner is for the layout contest and who Kiki's biggest fan is. SO, that means you still have time to get in on those party games! Just scroll down for the details to the posts from earlier this week.

And I have a my weekly Saturday challenge for you! Since we are celebrating Kiki's 2nd design Anniversary, I want you to scrap a celebration, however, it does not have to be an anniversary! LOL, I did choose to scrap an anniversary though, I scrapped photos from my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary from a few years ago.

OK, so here is what you need to do:
Try and use at least one Kiki item in your layout! Upload your layout to your favorite online gallery, come back to this post and post the link in the comments for this post by Friday, October 24th at midnight EST. If you aren't comfortable with that, you may post your LO on your blog or your photobucket account instead. Just make sure you link us up! We will choose a layout (using the random number generator) to win a $5 gift certificate. Here is the best part, the winner picks which one of Kiki’s shops you want to spend it in. Can I get a woo hoo??!! Which will it be Plain Digital Wrapper, Scrapbook-Elements, or Sunshine Studio Scraps?

And since we are still in the midst of a party, I have another gift for you! A quick page I made using Damask Romance!

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Don't you love Fridays?

Hi everyone. Kiki here. I just love Fridays. It's the end of something and the beginning of another. The end of the week, and the beginning of the weekend - all at the same time. Kind of like my digital design anniversary. The end of two years of designing and the start of the third. I'm not done yet by any means. I hope that you are enjoying playing along with us in our celebration. If you haven't done so yet, make sure you play Kiki's Greatest Fan, which was posted just a few days ago. And as always, if you are making any lovely pages of your memories with my products, I'd love to hear from you. I always enjoy seeing beautiful layouts. I also enjoy hearing feedback on my products too.

Did you know that Plain Digital Wrapper now has challenges on their forum, that you can use as inspiration to reach in a new direction, to learn a new skill, or to just get those pictures all scrapped. Be sure to visit and see what's new there. In November, you'll see a new challenge from me there as well. It's a QP Exchange really. So how better to tease and tantalize you than to give you another taste of what you'll get from that challenge:

Download this lovely QP by Janel, here. (download expired)

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Remember to come back tomorrow for the last day of fun. We'll be choosing our winners and dishing out more for you!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Layout contest, freebie and more

I hope you're ready for more party fun! Cause I've got a few really cool party tricks up my sleeve...

Firstly, a layout contest:
Make a layout with Damask Romance.
Upload it to a gallery of your choice
Link your layout in the comments of this post
And you could be the lucky winner of a $5 GC

My next trick is a reminder of the blinkie contest over at DST. You could win the kit of your choice from Kiki Halbert Designs!

And last but not least, another freebie with Damask Romance. (Download expired)

ETA: Link to the freebie is fixed, so sorry about that!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wow, it's half over!

Can you believe the week is half way over? It's been a great ride so far, and it's still going! The sales are still on at Plain Digital Wrapper and Sunshine Studio Scraps, and don't forget!

Did you know that you can find this new beauty at PDW for only $2 this week? As well, there's a lovely new paper pack that you'll find there as well, called Mint Chai. You have to see it to believe it. It's a rich minty chocolate combo.

And here's Seeing Spots. Popular for its versatility:

And for all of you playing Kiki's Greatest Fan, by now I guess you know where all these elements and papers come from for this little gift to you all:

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Be sure to check in tomorrow for more news, more inspiration and more fun!