Kiki Halbert Designs

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My layouts of November

Hello everybody ! I want to show you my favorites kits from Kiki Halbert Designs this month ! I started with the fantastic kit "Girl U R a Dreamer". It is a dream for every girl mommy and available at Scrapbook-Elements !!!

For every boy mommy gives it also at "Boy You R a Dreamer
or for all as "Dreamer Combo":

And here is my page with it:

Then I looked out the kit "Snowberry Punched Up!" for our first little snowflakes. There are such of amazing papers, alphas and elements with glitter and it is available at Scrapbook-Elements, too !

And here are my pages with it:

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I hope you like it and I wish you all the best !!!
Your Danny

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch Inspiration

I have always loved the 1 large photo style layout. Whether it is centered, off center, surrounded by elements, matted or unmatted, one photo taking the main stage on your layout page really speaks to me. Sure I like fitting multiples or 2 or 3 photos on a page as well, but that one photo done up right can really be amazing.

I had the opportunity to work with Kiki's Boy Dreamer kit for my Thanksgiving layout photos. I wanted to share a couple layout ideas as well as some Title options.

I wanted this photo to show how much we care for our dear family. The title says it all; "Thankful to have you!" I broke the title up to give flow to the page from top left to bottom right. Kiki's kit made it easy to use lots of bits and pieces to bring the page together.

As for titles there are, of course, the normal everyday titles like Happy Thanksgiving, Thankful, Give Thanks or Happy Turkey Day. I have come up with a few different ones for you -- feel free to use one or two or all!

Bountiful--this can be used with Harvest, Feast, Blessings, or

I saw this one on a sign "Don't Worry, Be Thankful!"

Count Your Blessings

"Eat, Drink and be merry for tomorrow we Diet"

Peace & Plenty

Carving Memories



Our Table Runneth Over

I thought this one was funny "Thankful for Elastic Waistbands!"

Gathered Together

I hope this helps you as you work on those wonderfully delicious memories!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday - 40%-45% off!

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your Black Friday. It's a very cold blustery day here in my part of the world today, but I'm staying indoors today. I hope you are too, and shopping the amazing sales, including mine!

At my store you'll find 40% off my products today.

And at Funky Playground Designs, you'll find all the Recherché by KH Designs products at 45% off!

Make sure you check them out to get special savings!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I know it is thanksgiving for many of our readers, but if we want to get christmas decorations out, we better start now!! Here is a quick and easy idea for christmas ornaments. I used papers from Kiki's Boy you are a dreamer (green) and Clear Nights Blue Sky. Look at how rich and gorgeous this red is.  I thought it made a perfect christmas red.  

I used a punch to cut the largest circle I had which is 1 3/4 but you can cut any size you want.  Don't mind the color, you can see how pretty it is from my first picture.
I folded the pieces together.


I attached several of the folded circles together and used a stapler to hold them.  You can cover up the staple or if you have colored staples, that would be good as well.   I inked the sides if there was any white showing.

On my ornaments, I used different elements to embellish them. I used stickles glitter product and a glass bead at the bottom. (If you use a stick pin, you can use it to hold it on and just glue the pin. ) I also used buttons and ribbon


These were quick and easy- the longest part was waiting for the stickles to dry.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Paradiso Cake!

Hello everyone! Laura here today to share a delicious recipe: Paradiso Cake!
I often do it, it's very good with tea!

I used Beauty and Grace collab kit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Strolling down Dreamer Lane...

      I went looking for inspiration this week and found lots of it at Scrapbook-Elements.  I am always interested in seeing what other designers create with Kiki's kits.  Two designs that caught my eye this week are from Kiki's Dreamer Combo Pack which can be found here.

      The first design is a very simple but beautiful layout.  I love the way Tropt layered the papers and let the jornaling and the picture be the focal point of this layout.  She really sets it off perfect with just the glitter heart, ribbon and word art for her elements.   What a great job using Kiki's kit!!

      The second is a card by Scrapmemories, which shows how versatile Kiki's kits can be.  She really does a great job clustering the flowers and the sentiment on this card and in the kits can be used for many other card ideas. 


 This has me thinking now!!!  Whether it is masculine or feminine design, this kit can do it all!!!  Now, what have you done lately with Kiki's kits?  I can't wait to see.  I will be on the lookout and you might see your designs featured here!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch Inspriation

Thanksgiving is just around the corner here in the States, and Kiki's Masks can help! What on Earth could we do with those masks to help us with Thanksgiving? Well they won't cook the Turkey for you, however you could make some gorgeous items to decorate your Thanksgiving table with!

Using the Mask She's Wearing set (above)and Mask He's Wearing set (below) you can create photo place cards for your guests:

Here is what I did for our family.

These masks are so easy to use!

Notable Quotes

Hi digiscrappers, Jennifer (aka DigiScrapMommy) here.  I wanted to share with you today a favorite "go to" site of mine.  Whenever I create a layout that really doesn't need journaling or a title, I always like to use a quote instead.  My favorite site is The Quote Garden .  It's very user friendly because you are able to see the categories right away without having to search.  I just highlight, cut, paste, change font and I'm done!  I love designing word art too, and this site has been the source of many of my creations.  One thing to remember...always give credit to the person who said the quote. I think using quotes, especially ones that speak to you, can really enhance an already special layout. I pulled a few quotes in case you need some inspiration for your Thanksgiving layouts.  Enjoy!

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. 
They are consumed in twelve minutes. 
Half-times take twelve minutes. 
This is not coincidence.  ~Erma Bombeck

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton WilderForever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home.
~Wilbur D. Nesbit

 Here's an example of one I made using Kiki's kit: "Boy Dreamerz"

Other good sites for quote hunting: QUOTELAND, (famous authors), BrainyQuote, and CoolNSmart.  Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It's wednesday! that means: Recipe Time!

Ciao girls, Wendy here to bring you another super easy italian recipe: Bruschetta!!!!!

I used a paper and the papervine from Burst into Spring collab kit and the Oopsies alpha from our dear Kiki.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tuesday's Tip- adding photos to Kiki's fan page!

If you are a Kiki fan (and of course you are!) what better way to show your support than to upload your amazing layouts using her yummy products onto her Facebook Fan Page?  It's really very simple, and takes only a moment of your time!  Show off your scrapping skills, and who knows?  Maybe get RAK'd!  :D

Start out by going to Kiki's fan page.

Right at the top you'll see a comment box.  In the bottom left side of the box, there is a little tiny 'attach' and an icon that looks like a photo:

Click on the photo and it brings up this box:

Click on the 'Upload a Photo' choice on the left:

Click 'choose file' and locate your layout.  Click on it, and then click 'open'.  Now click on the 'comment box' and enter your message.  I would recommend naming the kit/products of Kiki's, as well as your name:

Click 'share'.

I can't wait to see all of your amazing layouts!

Also, don't forget that Kiki is currently holding her last ever CT call!  She is looking for Blog and Promo team members.  Don't miss this opportunity!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Final Call for new CT Members!

So here it is. I promised a big announcement from me. The biggest thing for me for this year, and this is it. I'm having my LAST CT call! Seriously, the final one! After this one, Creative Team members will be by invitation only!

I have an amazing team and I want you to join! The requirements are simple and you'll get access to all my products for fulfilling them. That's BOTH my stores - and Funky Playground! What am I looking for? Essentially I'm looking for people who love what I design, want to promote it by either blogging or promoting my products in other ways like social networking. Think that's you?

If you can't see the image, this is it in a nutshell:

I'm having a Promo and Blog Team Call!


Blog Team:
  • 1 blog post per week
  • Post in weekly check in thread on team forum

Promo Team:
  • Promote Sales and New Products - 3 per week with links posted at forum
  • Comment on 5 layouts in store gallery, DSA, DST, or MSA
  • Post in weekly check in thread on team forum
  • Participation in challenges using my product is encouraged

To Apply

Blog Team: Submit
  • your name,
  • DSA & DST usernames,
  • current CT commitments,
  • a link to your best gallery,
  • a link to your blog,
  • and why you want to be on my team. Creative apps earn bonus points!

Promo Team: Submit
  • your name,
  • DSA & DST usernames,
  • current CT commitments,
  • a link to your best gallery,
  • a link to your blog, Twitter, or Facebook,
  • and why you want to be on my team. Bonus points if you creatively promote this call!

Send applications to: kikihalbertctcall AT gmail DOT com
Specify which team you are applying for please.

Call ends November 23rd.

Please Note!
This will be my last CT Call. All future CT Members will be by invitation only.

So send me those creative applications and get in on this team. I can tell you that you'll be joining some awesome ladies who are talented, fun and love to help each other out with ideas, constructive criticism, tips and tricks.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Super Saturday Stretch Inspriation

It's that time of year where Thanksgiving is being over run by Christmas. Where people are already talking about what they plan to do for the New Year. It is time to slow down! Take a step back and, even if just for 15 minutes, take time to journal or create layouts on what you are thankful for. I don't just mean the same old things you ALWAYS design--you know what I mean. Those cute pages of family and Thanksgiving dinner, or photos with the grandparents. Those are wonderful, but there is so much more to be thankful for.

Be thankful for the burst tire that didn't cause a wreak or hurt anyone else. Thankful for the gas bill or electric bill reminding you that you have heat and can cook food inside your own home instead of on a fireplace or outdoor hearth. Thankful for that workhorse vehicle that keeps you traveling from place to place keeping the occupants safe from the elements and others on the road. Thankful for the messy hand prints on the wall or fridge reminding you that you are not alone. Thankful for the fuzzy fur all over the floor, sofa, clothing reminding you that your fur babies love you!

I am thankful for my toilet. Really, I am! I am grateful that someone created a way to do that business inside my own home without having to go out in the snow to an outhouse that smells nasty and I can just flush a lever--gone! I am thankful for indoor plumbing and warm showers. I am thankful for innovation and creativity.

What are you thankful for? Your dishwasher? Microwave? Computer chair? Garden? Are you thankful for your grocery store or local park? Maybe you love getting mail and are thankful for having a mail carrier....maybe having amazing trash men who pick up your garbage and haul it away for you. Whatever you are normally thankful for, think of everyday items or things around you that you are also grateful for and give thanks!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recipe Time-Cookies

Hello everyone it's Angie here, I am going to give you a yummy cookie recipe today and who doesn't like Chocolate cookies. I love theses!! Me and my 4 yr old make theses all the time, they are so simple to make!!

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal
  • Waxed paper


In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.

Hope you enjoy it!!!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Scrappers Give Thanks

Today I thought I would let you know there is a charitable project taking place and we can help.
All we have to do is make a card and this card will be printed and send to children in hospitals.
Here is more information.
Here are some of Kiki's Awesome kits that would make some great cards. I know we are all very busy right now but think how your one card can make a child smile. :)
Have a Wonderful Day. :)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

You want these masks!!!

Do you need that extra something for your digital pages to make them pop...go check out the newest release from Recherch√© by KH Designs.  Kiki has just released 3 awesome sets of masks and they are available at the Funky Playground.  Masks are simple and fun to use and you can create interesting pages using them.  You will want to rush over because they are also on sale for DSD!!!

Family Masks
The Masks she's wearing

The Masks he's wearing

I found this gorgeous layout in the gallery at the Funky Playground.  Angie used The Masks he's wearing and Kiki's Grass Stains kit.  Awesome!


This is a layout I did using Girl u r a dreamer and the family masks. 

I hope you will check out the beautiful masks and show us what you create with them. 

Saturday, November 06, 2010

It's a Blog Train! Come celebrate DSD!

So Thankful, a blog train sponsored by DigiScrapAddicts. Welcome to my stop on the blog train! I hope you enjoy the over 40 fabulous gifts that all the designers have prepared just for you. You should have come here from Craft-tastrophic Designs' blog. Don't forget that you can stop by DSA to get the full blog train list if you've become lost or missed a stop along the way.

Link deactivated.

Now you need to head over to Eva Kipler's blog to get your next gift. Thanks for stopping by.

And don't forget to check out my sales at Funky Playground Designs and - there's lots of great deals to be had there.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

The elements in the Dreamer collection

As you have seen on the blog, Kiki released her "Dreamer" collection on Scrapbook Elements a few days ago.  You have seen some of the great layouts from these awesome collections.  Both collections, "Boy u r a dreamer" and "Girl you are a dreamer" go together perfectly, so you want to buy it as a combo pack. 

 I want to focus on the great elements in those kits.

The word art is so versatile in both collections.  The selection below has elements are from the Boy dreamer collection.  I love the journaling strips as well. You have to take a close look at the ric rac to know it is digital.  The rolled flowers are the best.  I am a hybrid scrapper, so I call it beauty without the bulk!!!  Also to make your masculine layouts really stand out, notice the chain link fence and the dirt.  Totally awesome!! 

From the Girl dreamer collection, I loved all the flowers and greenery. Below,  I used the rose petals which made a nice base for my flowers.  I have several of the great flowers from the girl collection in this close up.  My new favorite is the is going to end up on every layout!!!

Here is the heart again, along with some glitter splatter, the flowers and ribbon. 

See the great word art on the layout below.  They will be a part of many great layouts!!!

The combo pack is available at Scrapbook Elements and check out the gallery there for more layouts featuring these collections.  This is must have for your digital collection!!!

Stay tuned to the blog this week, as Kiki has a new release coming out!!!  Did you notice the sneak peak? 

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Recipe Time-Hot Fudge Cake

Hello everyone it's Angie here, I am going to give you a yummy crock pot dessert today and who doesn't like Chocolate and a crock pot recipe. I found this recipe from Taste of Home

Hot Fudge Cake Recipe
  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


  • 1-3/4 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons baking cocoa, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands®, All Natural, No Corn Syrup Added, Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-3/4 cups boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream


  • In a small bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, flour, 3 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, combine the milk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Spread evenly into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  • In another small bowl, combine the remaining brown sugar and cocoa; stir in boiling water. Pour over batter (do not stir). Cover and cook on high for 4 to 4-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings.
So I hope you enjoy it and have a great day!!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Have you seen my latest yet?

If you haven't seen my latest collection, it's time you do. Check out Boy You R a Dreamer and Girl You R a Dreamer.

Look what some of my amazing CT members have done with it!

I'll be back with more CT beauties later this week. In the meantime, be sure to check them out at my store! If you love them, take advantage of the Bundle savings!

Monday, November 01, 2010


Happy November!
If your doing Thanksgiving layouts this month maybe these poems and sayings may help get your mojo going. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it.

At Grandma's House
I like the taste of turkey
Any time throughout the year
But it never
seems to taste as good
As when Thanksgiving's here.

Could be it's all the trimmings
That are cooked with it to eat-
But I think it's
eating at Grandma's house
That makes it such a treat!
~Author Unknown

More poems can be found here.
Here is a site to teach kids some Thanksgiving songs.

Here is a fun link with Thanksgiving titles for your layout.
They have thanksgiving jokes and games and fun things to do.

I am so thankful for designers like Kiki. With out them we
wouldn't have awesome memory pages of our love ones.
Have a Great day.