Kiki Halbert Designs

Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Wish for the New Year

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December Color Challenge

Hi! Merry Christmas from Kayre! It's time for a Recipe Card Challenge on Kiki's Blog. Make a recipe card (4x6) using one or more of Kiki's kits, upload it to a gallery, and post a link to it in this post. She will pick out a winner!

Check the blog next Friday for my favorite Fudge Recipe!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bright Skies Ahead Stacked Papers Freebie

CT Bren here with a Stacked Papers Freebie designed using Kiki's kit Bright Skies Ahead. This kit is absolutely beautiful and has beautiful hues of blue, green, and yellows. It is full of flowers and ribbons and everything you need to create a stunning layout everytime....
Here is a layout I designed using my Stacked Papers...
And here is my freebie....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's winter at Kiki Halbert Designs

This week, seven wintry products are being re-released at Kiki Halbert Designs. You will find a full kit, some paper packs, overlays and glittery snowflakes.

Snowberry Punched Up includes 3 alphas and an assortment of elements and papers that will make your winter photos shine, yet it's versatile enough to be used for photos of all kinds.

Mix and match the brocaded papers in Sapphire Mist with the watercolours of All is Still and the luxurious textures of Holiday Brunch.

Use Snowy Overlays Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 to add a wintry touch to any layout.

The glittery snowflakes of Shimmer Flakes ia a perfect finishing touch to any layout.

Here are a couple of layouts from the CT with the new releases:



The best part of these releases is that they all coordinate, so you can mix and much as you please. Oh, and they are on sale at 20% off for the whole week. So head on over to Kiki Halbert Designs and get some goodies to scrap your winter.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Sale 40% off today, and sales all weekend!

Don't miss it people! You can save all weekend and get my products up to 40% off! It's the biggest sale of the year! Get products like the new My Girl, or To The Moon and Back at great savings!

Pick them up at my Kiki Halbert Designs shop or Recherché by KH Designs shop at Funky Playground Designs all weekend to save!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Photo Ops and a Challenge

Kayre (KajunKJ) here with some ideas for Thanksgiving Photo Ops and a fun challenge. My husband's family loves to take silly (and a few serious) photos on holidays. We always look back at the photos and relive the fun that we had while taking them!

* Turkey Preparation (We've been known to name the raw turkey and take pictures with him wearing a ball cap!)
* Setting the Table
* Children/Adults with Indian and Pilgrim clothes
* Everyone seated around the table
* Thanksgiving Crafts
* Outdoor Pictures (We make pyramids of people, lines with us all making the same face, serious group photos...including the family pets, etc.)

And, now for the challenge...make a layout using one of Kiki's kits to make a Thanksgiving or fall-themed layout. She will pick the winner...who will get a prize! Just make your layout, upload it to a gallery, and put a link to the layout in the comment section of this post by November 30.

Monday, November 07, 2011

LOTM - Baby Dreams by Jeniffermarie

Howdy everyone, it's Made by Me Inspirations again and I just hope ya'll had a great weekend and with a chance to hop around the world wide web to catch some DSD goodies. I have seen a lot but have not had a chance myself to participate yet - hopefully tomorrow depending on my schedule. I would like to take a moment and thank you for all the positive feedback we have received for our Monday, Creative Team Member Highlights. I am currently working on a highlight that I know you will all love.

Since there is so much going on and all the creative juices are flowing, I did a search myself to find a Layout of the Month!! Are you as excited as I am to see who it is and what the layout was that caught my eye - trust me this was really hard to do since you guys are so creative.... but....

Just Peachy Papers by Kiki Halbert Designs - currently not available but can switched out for
'Princess Minuet' at Funky Playground here

Elements: Springdipity kit by Kiki Halbert Designs at Funky Playground here

I found this tender layout over at DSA and could not resist sharing it. It's from 2009, but the layout itself is beautifully created with the blending of the background paper and the images used. As you can tell, its that sweet smile on the little one's face that stole my heart for this one.

I hope you love this layout as much as I do and don't forget to come back soon to see what other fun we have going on or if you find one of your creations on her wall!

Friday, November 04, 2011

It's Digital Scrapbooking Day!

Digital Scrapbooking Day is here and Kiki is celebrating this huge event in a big way.

Both Kiki Halbert Designs and Recherché by KH are on sale.

This sale includes the newest releases, My Girl (at Recherché by KH)

and Winds of Change (at Kiki Halbert Designs)

New subscribers to the newsletter will be entered into a draw to win $5 coupons to her stores. Sign up with the big blue button on the right.

Last but not least, head on over to this post in the FPD forums and you might just win a kit from your wishlist.

Well, I'm off to see what else is happening around digiland. Enjoy your DSD weekend!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

My Girl is here

She is soft and pretty and a little bit edgy.  My Girl has it all.  Here's a closer look:

There are grungy glittery papers with pinks, blues, greens and elements all ready to dress her up. It is perfect for all your girl layouts.

She definitely charmed the CT, who created some beautiful pages:

Be sure to check out My Girl at Recherché by KH. You can get it at 20% off this entire week.

Come back tomorrow when we reveal Kiki's plans for DSD. You don't want to miss out!

You might want to sign up for Kiki's newsletter. She'll be gifting a few lucky subscribers with a $5 coupon to her stores. The sign up button is over on the right hand side of blog.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Sneak peek 11/2

Hi everyone! Melissa here with a little sneak peek of the new kit hitting Recherché by KH tomorrow. It's a beauty that you don't want to miss!
Be sure to check the blog tomorrow when the kit is revealed.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Looking back on October

Hi everyone, I can't believe the end of the month is here already! You know what that means: it's time to take a look back on all the blog happenings during the month.

Kiki added some exquisite papers and kits to her Kiki Halbert Design store.
* Summer Reminiscence paper pack & Timeless kit
* Not Easy Being Green & Retro Jungle kits
* Damask Romance, Glimpse of Twilight and Winds of Change

Megan started an insightful new series spotlighting the Creative Team:
* Interview with Nancy C
* Interview with SharonB

Kayre's blog challenges continue with a numbers challenge.

She also posted some fun Halloween poems to add to your spooky pages.

Stay tuned for all the exciting DSD celebrations happening next weekend. There are sales, new releases and RAKs on the cards.

Until then, here's a little freebie cluster frame made with Kiki's latest release, Winds of Change:

(Click on the preview to download)

Friday, October 28, 2011


I thought that it would be fun to share some Halloween poems with you to add to your Halloween layouts!

* A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~ Erma Bombeck

* Ghosts like ladies, never speak till spoken to. ~Richard Harris Barharn

* On Halloween, witches come true;

Wild ghosts escape from dreams,

Each monster dances in the park. ~Nicholas Gordon

* The witches fly

Across the sky,

The owls go, "Who? Who? Who?"

The black cats yowl

And green ghost howl,

"Scary Halloween to you!" ~ Nina Willis Water

* Candy, candy in the bag

It's that time of the year

Funny clown, witchy hag

Another house is near! ~Jimnks

Monday, October 24, 2011

Creative Team Interview with SharonB

Thanks for stopping by Kiki's blog and spending a moment with us. For most, I know we have the Monday morning blues, but just think in one week, we all get to dress up and use our imagination just like little kids again - for those of us who have children, we have a chance to be creative with them. How fun is that!!! We have a layout challenge that is going on where you can use those pictures you are taking this week and those new fun kits and win a prize!! So are we all perked up now - awesome - because right now I wanted to share an interview I did with Sharon B, one of the Creative Team Members here....

Your name and what you go by for digital scrapbooking layouts or kits? Sharon Bertolino and I go by sharonbertolino or sharonb in most forums

Kiki Halbert Tea on the Porch
Flourish by Kiki Halbert- Foiled You
Template by Kiki Halbert- Mojo by Melscraps coming out June 10
How long have you been creating LOs for yourself and for CTs? I paper scrapped for 7 years and digital for 11 mos. I started digi when I joined Kiki as a blogger in October 2010. Kiki took a chance on me even though I knew nothing about digi, I could blog so I self taught myself digi and got alot of help from Kiki and other scrappers.

Kiki Halbert Burst into spring hybrid/hybrid layout

How did you learn about Kiki Halbert Designs?
I answered a blog call, not knowing she was a digital designer.

Paper and Elements- Kiki Halbert- A Beautiful Mess, Periwinkle Sighs and Symphony

What is your favorite kit and do you have a sample of an LO created with it?
My favorite Kiki kit to date is the Dreamer collection and this is one of my favorite layouts "just being me"

I love the colors in the kit and enjoyed the word art.

Why do you like Kiki Halbert Design's kits?
I like the grunge in the papers, the elements are so realistic and she always has that touch of bling.

That me by Kiki Halbert

How did you feel when you heard you were excepted to be a part of Kiki's CT?
I was thrilled, but imagine my surprise when I realized it was a digital team and I didn't even know digital software! I bought PSE9 and I got lots of help and encouragement from Kiki. My first layouts are horrible and then someone told me about shadowing. My first layouts are flat!!

Kit is Dreams come true by Kiki Halbert

Any words of wisdom for those aspiring to be a part of a CT?
Go ahead and apply and be honest when you do. There are alot of designers who will be glad to help you (as Kiki does with her apprentice program) Also spend lots of time looking at galleries and studying layouts and styles.

Kiki Halbert-Je Ne Sais Quoi

Thank you so much Sharon B. for spending some time with me and answering these questions. For those who are looking to join a CT...check out DigiShopTalk or DigiScrapAddicts for their advertisements and never be afraid to take a chance!

Have a great rest of the week.....Made by Me Inspirations signing off for Kiki Halbert Designs!!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fun Friday...quick and easy color palette

Howdy everyone..It's Made by Me Inspirations posting again for Kiki Halbert Designs and I am so sorry this is a little late, we have had some construction going on our street and in our home that have taken my time away from the computer..but I wanted to share with everyone this really neat website that I found that I think will benefit not only designers but those of us who create layouts for any kind of use. (the site was actually recommended to me but I can't remember by who, sorry!!)

The Site is Big Huge Labs and they have a way that you can upload a picture and it will create a color palette for you. Now what is really cool is that most color palettes are 5 colors, well this site provides you with 15 colors from the picture that you can choose from. That is great for those of us who create layouts because when we look for kits to use in our layouts not all kits have the colors we want and sometimes we are unsure if a certain color would look good with the pictures we want to add to a layout.

Here is a sample of what you can expect
You can download the .ASE file format to automatically add it to your palette or you can grab the CSS code if you would like to use it on a website. Also, the site maintains the images you have uploaded so you can always go back and create another color palette if you lost one that have already created.

So when looking over Kiki's new releases and your pictures, you now have a useful site that can help you match them up! So have fun creating and don't forget to share you links with us for what you have created. Looking forward to seeing them!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Release Day

I'm so excited to show you the beautiful kits that Kiki released in store today. The first kit I'd like to share is Damask Romance.

Take a look at what the CT made with this romantic kit:

Next up is another rerelease, Glimpse of Twilight.

It's soft and romantic and works beautifully for heritage layouts too, as these CT layouts show:

The last release this week is the brand new Winds of Change, a kit about fall and transformation, filled with soft warm colours.

The CT loved playing with this kit, as you can see from the layouts below:

Be sure to get these kits while they are on sale this week!