Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Check this out! I love this kit! Every now and then a designer just let's the kit take off on its own, and this is how A Fresh Start came together. I started out to make just a couple of New Years elements, hence, the mask. I started thinking of the fresh starts I've had, especially this past year in marrying the sweetest man ever. Celebrating New Year's Day wasn't enough. This kit is for all the fresh starts in your life. I hope to see lots of beautiful layouts created with it soon.

A Fresh Start is available at Gotta Pixel and at Digitals.

Yes, you guessed it. I made you a FREEBIE to thank you for you so kindly allowing me into your life. Download this frame, and you'll see up close and personal how great this kit turned out. If you like it, please check out the full kit in either of my stores. I think you'll be happy with the special elements and the attention to detail.

Click HERE to download this Fresh Start frame.
Leave some love on your way out. :)

Thank you, and have a safe, happy, and prosperous New Year!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A FREEBIE for the Little Princess in Your Life

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are relaxing today. If you're ready to do some after Christmas shopping, I've got a sweet little set waiting for you. I've just uploaded my Princess in Training page set to Gotta Pixel and Digitals, and I wanted you to get a little taste of it for free, so here are the charms from the set, all hooked together for you.
Click HERE to download.
Before you do though, if you like my designs, please sign up for my newsletter to receive notices of all my Sales and Specials! Make sure to put in your Email address before clicking Submit. :) (There's another freebie waiting for you when you sign up.)

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Robert and I want to wish all of my blogging friends a wonderful Christmas!

We had a couple of days here with my kids and their spouses in from out of town. How great it was to be with all of them. The days flew by though, and it's quiet here again ~ just us and our kitties.

Enjoy your families and friends and remember the true meaning of Christmas.
God bless all of you!

:) Kathryn

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…….

Or, anything else with this fantabulous kit by Kathryn—"Daydreams". Tee, hee.

This is a beautiful kit, and very versatile. Just look at this preview:

And, here is "Daydreams 2 ", which, of course, coordinates perfectly with the original "Daydreams". How lovely is this?

And—if you’re short on time, or just want to have these beautifully done pages for your very own--there’s also the "Daydreams 8"x8" Album". The perfect way to scrap those special photos quickly. These pages are so lovely!

These are all available right now at Kathryn’s stores at Gotta Pixel, and DigitalScrapbookPages

The perfect kit for Family LOs, Vintage, Heritage, Travel, or just about anything!

These kits are so scrumptious that I could eat them up with a spoon! LOL

Collect them all, and stock up! Be prepared for all of those special occasions.

Scrap On!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thank you, Angel, for showing off some of the work of my talented Creative Team. Those layouts are amazing! :)

I just had to show you all tonight the kit Lynne Simmons and I made ~ Playful Penguins. We played with pieces for a couple of weeks 'til this came together, and how fun it turned out! Hope you're as happy with it as we are! You can get it on sale ~ only $4.20 at Gotta Pixel.

(By the way, ALL my Cute Character Kits are still on sale at both Gotta Pixel and Digitals. :)

Have fun with the quick page!
If you post it online, please credit
both of us. :)
You know I love your comments, so please take a second
and tell Lynne and me know what's your favorite element in this kit. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

What're They Up To?

Have you seen what Kathryn's wonderful Creative Team has been up to, lately?

Here's a layout by Junglemom using Kathryn's Christmas Rose kit, and Country Cloth Ribbon Wrap.

This layout is by little dragon using Kathryn's Butterfly Crystals, and Country Cloth Ribbon Wraps.

This layout is by Muriel65 using Kathryn's Family Ties kit, and MagicStacks Set 3.

Aren't these layouts gorgeous? These kits are all perfect for your family, and holiday layouts.

These kits are all available now in Kathryn's stores.

Scrap On!


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Deck the Halls!

And, deck your LOs, too! TeeHee. :-)

Kathryn has some brand-new goodies, and you'll want them all. Trust me. ;-)

First up are these yummy new Charm Rings.

Wouldn't these make the best "jewelry" for your LOs? And--you can color the beads to match any kit! These will be gorgeous on your LOs.

Or, how about these cool Patches? You can color these to match any LO. It comes in layered .psd files with the patches, holes, and stitches in place, OR, also, the stitches, hole, and patches come in separate .png files, to that you can color them separately! Is that cool, or what?

And--if those aren't enough--how about these uber cool, oh so versatile String Things? I can't wait to play with these--how about you? These can also be colored to suit whatever LO you're making. They make me want to play right now! LOL :D

What awesome additions to complement your LOs. I just love cool "stuff"--don't you? The perfect touches to complete any LO.

So hurry on over to Kathryn's stores. These are available at Gotta Pixel, and DigitalScrapbookPlace.

Scrap On!


Saturday, December 1, 2007

Extra Special Offers! Please read. :)

It seems the hosting service for my Newsletter (Mailing List) is down. I'd love to add you to my list, so it the button to the right isn't working for you, PLEASE go HERE and sign up. You'll be the first to know of big discounts AND I have little treats I send only to my Mailing List Members. I'll be watching for you! :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

Little Sticker for You with my Ho Ho Characters

What a busy time of year this is! I can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by! Are you ready for the holidays? I've barely begun, but just making this for you has gotten me in the mood to decorate this weekend.

It's been way too long since I made you a fun sticker, so here's one with all three of my Ho Ho Characters! Have fun with it! Make sure to see the matching Ho Ho Thank You Notes Angel posted about on Monday. They're so much fun for your kids to use, and others love getting them with the kids' pictures!

Download this Ho Ho Sticker HERE, and remember to leave a comment. :)

HO HO! Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Only 29 days until Christmas—and, what better place to shop, than Kathryn’s stores?!
From cute to gorgeous—there’s something for everyone.

Check out Deck the Doghouse a.k.a. A Kitty Christmas. Now, you can scrap your pet’s Christmas, too!
If you’re like me you love your pets, and take lots of photos of them. And, it’s irresistible to buy those cute little hats, antlers, and outfits for them, too. Tee Hee.

Is that not the cutest kit that you’ve ever seen? And you can even personalize the stockings! It has a doggy and a kitty, a doghouse, ornaments filled with treats, balls of yarn, filmstrips, and more—oh my!!
The pets come in separate pieces to pose them, and the doghouse comes in pieces, too, so that you can work your photo into the house. How cool is that? Kathryn thinks of everything.

You can scrap your own pets, and/or your friends and family’s pets. What a nice surprise that would be for them for Christmas presents. I know that I would sure love that!

And for all of those gifts you receive, Kathryn has Ho Ho Thank You Notes. They have windows right in front, so that you can show the gift recipients with their present.
Kathryn has the cutest little characters on them. Everyone will love them! Just print, fold, and mail. Fast, easy, and oh so cute!

Aren’t they just adorable?

Both kits are available at Gotta Pixel, DigitalScrapbookPages, 3Scrapateers, and Digital Candy.

So hurry on into Kathyrn’s stores, so you’ll be ready for all those photos, and have time to make those scrappy gifts!


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

'Tis The Season!

Christmas is coming! Only 33 shopping days until Christmas. It's getting so exciting! Parties, get-togethers, and fun--not to mention photo opportunities!

Kathryn has some wonderful sales going on for a limited time. Her brand-new, absolutely beautiful kit Christmas Rose comes with a second kit FREE!

Buy Christmas Rose, and you will automatically get the equally gorgeous kit Christmas Rose 2 FREE.

Don't miss this one! Check them out:

These kits are just way too beautiful to pass up! Now is the time to take advantage of this two for one sale. One week only!

Also, Kathryn has a super-duper, irresistable deal on 4 of her splendiferous floral sets:
American Lily
Family Ties
Floral Fantasy
Roses For Elizabeth

And, as if that's not enough--you can also get the adorable Cranberry Kisses shown below for 40% off, too!
Don't miss out on getting the cute-as-the-dickens Arnold the Turkey at this special price--only until Friday.

So hurry on over to Gotta Pixel, and take advantage of these deals!


Happy Thanksgiving! ~ and yes, some specials from me!

So much is going on these days, and it's almost Thanksgiving! Robert and I will be spending a few days with my daughter, Brandi, and her husband, Ryan, and we can't wait to see them! It's wonderful when your child grows up and cooks for you! :)

I'm busy baking and packing and loading things on my laptop for my trip, but before I take off, I'd like to let you know of specials I have going on right now:

Christmas Bride at Scrapbook-Elements comes packaged with Christmas Bride 2 for FREE!

Christmas Rose at Gotta Pixel, Digitals, 3Scrapateers, and Digital Candy has a FREE set included as well.

I'm having a special at Gotta Pixel on 4 more of my beautiful floral kits. They're cheap enough now to get them all, so hurry while they're still on sale!

American Lily

Family Ties

Floral Fantasy

Roses for Elizabeth

Now, since I'm heading out of town for Thanksgiving, Arnold just has to be on sale again...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and stay safe!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Party Time!

Don’t you just love the holidays? Shopping, parties, family dinners—what a festive time.

Kathryn has the perfect kits to record all of those family memories. The latest is her gorgeous new kit
Family Ties .

It has beautiful floral patterns, embossed papers, family elements, 17” ribbons, vellum journaling mats, and much more. You have to see it all to believe it. You will LOVE it!

Just in time for all of those family gatherings, and all that you need for scrapping those cherished memories.

Available at Gotta Pixel , and DigitalScrapbookPages


Saturday, November 3, 2007

Huge SALE and A Gift for You!

To celebrate Digital Scrapbooking Day, ALL of my products at Gotta Pixel are 30% off through Nov. 7! That includes my new Thanksgiving Set, Cranberry Kisses, that Angel just showed you. Thanks to those of you who have purchased it. I hope you enjoy using it to scrap your fun family photos this season. If you haven't yet gotten your set, you can pick it up at Gotta Pixel for only $4.20 through the 7th.

Here are a couple of extra papers for Cranberry Kisses

that aren't available anywhere but here. :)
Click HERE to download.
I love comments!
:) Kathryn

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Gobble, Gobble!!

Are you ready for the holidays? I just came off of a two week vacation, and I’m ready to roll! The Blog Angel is back! Tee, Hee.

So many exciting things happening while I’ve been gone!

I know that you’ve seen Kathryn’s " Pumpkin Kisses "—her Halloween kit. Perfect for tomorrow’s trick-or-treating little ghosts and ghoulies. If you don't have it, run get it, now!

Also available at,, and

But—have you seen Kathryn’s cute-as-the-dickens, gotta have Thanksgiving kit "Cranberry Kisses "? It is waaay too adorable to resist!
Annnnd—it comes with a FREE folder of children’s printables! Place cards, a stand up turkey, and a page for recording all the things you're thankful for can be printed on card stock. All are 8.5"x11" for easy at-home printing.

Are these cute, or what? So perfect for recording all the happy Thanksgiving memories of this coming month.

And, if those aren’t enough. Then, just check out Kathryn’s new calendars!! They are sooo awesome!
You have your choice of “cute”, or “gorgeous”. Or--get both—and make gifts of them! Your friends, and family will LOVE them.
These are the most versatile, and amazing calendars that I’ve ever seen! Look!!
Are those cool, or what?

Cute or Gorgeous Get them both!
Both Calendars, and the Cranberry Kisses are available, also, at Digital Scrapbook Pages, and 3Scrapateers.
Kathryn is working overtime behind the scenes, making sure that all of us have the most beautiful kits for every occasion. Hurry over, and check them out!
The Blog Angel

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Having trouble signing up?

I've had quite a few sign up for my mailing list so far, but I'm hearing that some of you are having troubles. If you don't hear back from me with and Email with "Kathryn's Mailing List" in the subject line within a day or so, please send me a Private Message through Gotta Pixel. My username there is Kathryn Estry. You can safely send me your Email through there as no one else will see it. :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I am so excited! With the help of a fellow designer, Colleen Shibley (Thank you, Colleen!), I finally got a little mailing list going. Woohoo! It's so much fun to learn how this computer world operates!

It's only been a few days, and my list is growing! Are you on it yet? This is all about enjoying what we do with digital design, so here's a little thank you for all of you who have already signed up.

I've sent you an email with the link and password. Please don't share it with your friends, but send them here to sign up, too, so I can send it directly to them.

Now, if you haven't signed up yet and are thinking, "I can't take any more Emails!," here's a promise from me.

I won't send you one thing until I have a brand new product I want you to see or a sale or special going on, and I'll send that notice to you only once. I'm one little designer out there on my own, so I don't have the time to send out tons of Emails. Well, hmmm ~ There may be an exception now and then if I want to RAK my mailing list with a freebie or a special sale code just for Mailing List members. :)

I also promise to keep your Email address private and will only put it as a BCC when mailing to more than one person at once. It will not be shared with anyone else, and no damaging files will be sent to you. I'm in this for the joy of it, and am just trying to reach out to more people who like my designs.

After signing up, please look for an email from me so mine doesn't get lost in your junk mail box. Just so you know, my email is still under my old name, kmhire, so don't let that scare you. I'll let you know also whenever I get around to changing that.

Like the freebie? Please check out my whole Blue Magnolia set and the matching Ribbon Wrap Quickies found exclusively at Scrapbook-Elements.

Oh, I have a link to Colleen's blog in my list of designer friends' blogs to the right. Make sure to get her latest news, too. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

That's really funny! I was getting this post ready for you when Angel posted about my Floral Fantasy set and the sales. Thank you, Angel! Great minds think alike! She's so good about updating this for me when I'm over my head in designing.

I sure hope you've had a chance to get some goodies at Digitals and Digital Candy while the sales are on. The sale at Digitals ends tonight and Digital Candy's goes through tomorrow.

Angel showed you my newest kit, Floral Fantasy ~ on sale at Digitals for a little longer. Here's a view of the papers in the kit. I love that they came out so shimmery!

Now, you know I love to give away pieces of my work. This little freebie is actually some pieces from Floral Fantasy, 2 journaling stamps, a little element I came up with brand new for this kit.

Download this freebie HERE. Please leave a message when you do. :)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Sales!!! Sales!!!

Do you like sales? Do you like to shop? Well, hurry over to Kathyrn’s stores at DigitalScrapbookPages , and DigitalCandy !

Both stores have Kathryn’s entire store at 30% off! Talk about a shopping opportunity!

Annnnnd—have you seen Kathryn’s newest kit in her Floral Series? Floral Fantasy. It’s gorgeous! You can find it at that 30% off sale over at DigitalScrapBookPages. ***hint, hint*** Tee, hee.

Kathryn just never ceases to amaze me with her kits! They are all so beautiful that you just have to collect them all.

So hurry on over there, and take advantage of her sales! Don’t miss out!
BTW--if you haven't yet picked up Kathryn's Pumpkin Kisses--that kit is also included in those 30% off sales! IF you hurry!
Isn't that the cutest Halloween kit that you've ever seen?
It's beyond perfect for all those special photos of your little ghosts, and goblins.
So hurry on over, and fill up your carts with all of these goodies. It's your chance to Trick or Treat, too! Why should the kids have all the fun? LOL

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wowsa, Wowsa! Have You Checked Out Kathryn's Stores, lately? :-O

I swear Kathryn can't possibly ever sleep. LOL She has so many can't-live-without, I-must-have kits out that's it's totally incredible!
How much gorgeousness (is that a word?) can one woman create? And, it keeps on coming!
Good thing for all of us, right? Tee, hee. :-)

If you haven't been to her Gotta Pixel store, yet, to take advantage of her sale on two selective kits, you'd better hurry!

Kathryn has two sales going on right now. Her Floral Sets Sale - American Lily and Roses for Elizabeth are 25% off and are an additional 20% off if purchased together. This sale is coming to a close shortly. (Hurry! Hurry!)

Annnnnddd---while you're over there, pick up Kathryn's cute, cute, too-cute-for-words Pumpkin Kisses

Buy Together and Save: $1.90
Pumpkin Kisses by Kathryn

Pumpkin Kisses Fanciful Corners and More by Kathryn
Buy Together For Only $7.60

So--what are you waiting for? :-)


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Do you like Puzzles? How about Freebies? How about a free puzzle??? :)

I hope you've had a chance to see my new Puzzle Factory! Just so you can try it out, I've uploaded a pretty quick page for you that I made using Puzzle Factory from Gotta Pixel and Blue Magnolia from Scrapbook-Elements. I look forward to seeing your photos in it and hope you'll check out both the Puzzle Factory and Blue Magnolia. Puzzle Factory is available just through Friday for 50% off ~ Personal and Professional Editions!
And HERE's your free gift from me!
Please leave a comment! Please please please. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Do You Believe In Magic?

You will after you try Kathryn's "Magic Stacks". They're so much fun, and look so cool! Check out all these sets, and the gorgeous layouts that Kathryn's talented Creative Team made with them. Aren't they beautiful? They're available now at Gotta Pixel.

The lovely background, flowers, and clipped cluster above are from Kathryn's gorgeous "American Lily" page kit--available at Gotta Pixel, Digital Candy, and 3 Scrapateers.
It's on sale at Gotta Pixel for a limited time, so don't miss out!

You never know what cool things Kathryn will dream up next, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Helper in Town!

Hi! I'm Angel--Kathryn's new helper. I guess that you can call me Kathryn's "Blog Angel". Tee, hee :)

Kathryn is so busy creating new, and gorgeous kits that I will be appearing now, and then, to let all of you devoted Kathryn fans know what is going on!

One of those things is a weekly event. Kathryn's Fun Funky Mystery Number puzzle over at Gotta Pixel!
If you want to have fun--go here, and try this puzzle!

You can win Kathryn's gorgeous September numerals.

But--stick around, and play each week just for fun!
(Personally, I love keeping my mind sharp. LOL ) ;-)

This month’s numerals match Kathryn's Licorice Kisses Page Set which is for sale in her GP store. If you don't already have this cute page set, make sure to check it out! Kit is here!

Kathryn also has some awesome sales going on! Check these out:

~ Americal Lily and Roses for Elizabeth~Kathryn Estry (Mhire)'s

Americal Lily and Roses for Elizabeth are 25% off and are an additional 20% off if purchased together. This will last until Kathryn gets her new floral kit in the store.

~ Pumpkin Kisses 25% Off ~

Kathryn Estry's Pumpkin Kisses kit is 25% off to celebrate that it was honored as "Kit of the Day". Sale ends September 18. That's today, folks!

See you soon!