Kiki Halbert Designs

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Free March Desktop

Hi everyone. The weekend's half done again. But I'm so happy because my husband has taken the day off tomorrow and we are going to do something special. It's been a while since we've had a real full day together, because he's working two part-time jobs and working 6 days a week. It's been a hard transition, and I know a lot of being go through it, but it's still not easy. After all, while hubby was immigrating here, I had him home full-time for over a year and a half. And after that he's only had part-time work. So I've been spoiled for nearly 4 years with having him around when I need him. Until now. But hopefully that will be changing soon and he'll be offered a full-time position so that he works 5 days instead of 6. That would help.

So enough of my rambling...I have had the most wonderful guest CT member for a couple months. Neissa has generously made a desktop calendar for you as well, from my new kit Symphony. I hope you'll enjoy using it!

You can download here:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Grab Bag time!

Don't miss out this month! We're celebrating the Oscars at Plain Digital Wrapper by rolling out the red carpet, and having grab bags available. I know that you'll love them! Very nice....

Here's a preview for mine. You'll see some of the items in the preview. 7 new products for $3. Now who can miss out on that deal?
Go check it out!!! (The image is clickable).

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What's that you hear? It's a Symphony!

It's finally here. This is it. Symphony!

This radiant kit has the veiled look of a secreted forestland with the beginning of spring around the corner. Heliotrope, tan, and lavender papers with woodland and floral detailing provide for the perfect other worldly backgrounds.

This kit is amazing for so many diverse layouts from the fantastical to the romantic. The woodland images are perfect for fantastical extracted fairy tale layouts.

And you'll see below, a lovely layout that Mara did with the kit!

I hope you'll enjoy playing with this kit. It's available starting today and on sale until Monday for 25% off at

Have a good remainder of the weekend folks!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thrilled that the weekend is here!

I'm so geared up for this weekend. I am dying to do some scrapbooking, and also get a few things designed as well...I have all these ideas, swimming around my head, and I have to get them on to paper before they disappear.

Well, Obama's visit here yesterday was quite uneventful, other than the traffic it caused. All the same, it's nice to see that he appreciated our city. I've always thought it's a nice place to live. I'm hoping to take the puppy for a long walk soon, to a park nearby, but with the Winterlude festival on, there are just too many distractions for him to walk with any kind of determination, unless he pulls to run. Well, he might have to wait a little while.

Sunday is a day I'm looking forward to. Symphony comes out at Scrapbook-Elements, and I'll get to delight in all the beautiful layouts. Check out what CT member, Cate, did with it, as a card for her grandfather.

I hope you enjoy the weekend as much as I will.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Here's another Sneak Peek! Layout wih Symphony

I've had some wonderful layouts done with Symphony. I think you'll see that some very talented ladies have done some awesome things with it. Here's a layout by Fabella:

Don't forget to drop by the store on Sunday to pick up Symphony!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The mojo came back in spades!

Well today I'm feeling way better than I was a week ago. My mojo for designing and creating is back. I did a lot of scrapping last week, and that seemed to really help. I have the joy of being on Sugarplum Paperie's Creative Team this month, and I adore her products. They are so easy to work with. Layouts just happen when I look at her products. And Dianne Rigdon's had some beautiful new stuffs come out lately too! And Miki keeps pulling out amazing kit after amazing kit. So who would I be NOT to use their products and get to enjoying scrapbooking again?
So now, the designing bug is back. Finally. I have a new kit coming out on Sunday at Scrapbook-Elements, called Symphony. Here's a sneak peek. I know you'll love it. It will be a great kit for those fantasy/extraction type of layouts. I'll be posting layouts here using the kit this week. So stay tuned!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Blog Carnival for February 1st!

Welcome to the February 1, 2009 edition of digital scrapbooking.


Miss Chris presents Pioneer Woman Photography - Ree Drummond posted at PW FULL RSS FEED, saying, "This photography tutorial really speaks to us digital scrappers!"

Andrew Edgington presents Updates to Adobe Camera Raw 5 and Lightroom 2 posted at Learn Photoshop Now, saying, "The very latest tips on leaning photoshop and elements editing software along with simple to follow videos. You will be provided with the first steps to get to grips and to build up your confidence with your Adobe editing software."

Andrew Edgington presents Photograph Flames Continued posted at Learn Digital Photography Now, saying, "Tips on how to use a digital camera like a pro. An insider look at the latest digital cameras resulting in a great guide for all digital photographers."

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Reflected Photo Tutorial in CS3 posted at Nicole Young Designs- A Funky Wonderland of Scrapping.

Dwayne Tucker presents How To Better Organize My Photographs posted at The Global Advertiser!, saying, "Digital Photography"

Dwayne Tucker presents Create An Online Album posted at The Global Advertiser!, saying, "Digital Photography"

StarXLR8 presents 5 things everyone should know about Photoshop Elements posted at Simple Scrapper.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Technique Tuesday - Stamping over Layers at These Chicks posted at These Chicks.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents The famous smooth edges technique Tutorial - Free Online Photoshop Tutorial posted at Celoxdesign Newest Tutorial Feed, saying, "How to get smoother edges when using scanned in doodles."


Kelly-Ann Halbert presents The Official Announcement posted at Simple Scrapbooks, saying, "Simple Scrapbooks Magazine news"


StarXLR8 presents 6 creative reasons to use a template posted at Simple Scrapper, saying, "Includes a freebie template!"

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of digital scrapbooking using our
carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Ahhh, the weekend! And it's February!!

Well, winter's about half done I'd say. And it's looking better than last year for sure. It's a cool one here today though, which is good because next week Winterlude starts. It's a fun festival of snow sculptures, sledding, skating, huge 20 foot snow slides...all kinds of fun. And now we live within walking distance, which will be nice for us. I just hope my ankle is up to walking on all that uneven snow.

Here's a little treat for you, by a new regular CT member of mine, Cate. She's made this gorgeous QP for you from Tryst, my collab with Miki Ferkul. Enjoy! And if you do, please leave a comment! Thanks.