31 December 2006

Happy Hogmanay!

Happy New Year 2007 Hogmanay is the traditional Scottish new year celebration. You can read about it here. They have a huge party in Edinburgh that rivals the one in Times Square. We are spending the evening quietly at home this year. Our granddaughter is coming for a sleepover so we'll probably bake muffins and do craft projects and other stuff that 7yr olds like.
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and see you next year!
Oh, yeah - don't forget that my tartan ornaments are on sale at
digital-scrapbooking.org (Only 75 cents each! What a bargain!) but only until midnight tonight!

Slainte! {Gaelic for Cheers!}

26 December 2006

After Christmas Tartan Ornament Sale!



You don't have to drive to the malls to get next year's Christmas ornaments on sale! Head on over to digital-scrapbooking.org and get your authentic Scottish tartan ornaments for 25% off - that's only 75 cents each! What a bargain!

Each ornament measures 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" - including the Celtic knot engraved hanger. The eight Clan tartans featured are: Campbell, Cochrane, Fraser, Gordon, Irish National, MacDonald, MacGregor, and Rob Roy (MacGregor Black).

The sale only runs from 26 December to 31 December so don’t delay!

Happy Hogmanay! [Scottish New Years Eve],
Catriona MacGregor

22 December 2006

Happy Winter Solstice!

This morning (at 00:22 for those who inhabit the northern hemisphere) the sun was at its farthest point from the equator in an event known as the winter solstice. In other words, from here on in, the nights are getting shorter and the days are getting longer as we make our way headlong towards summer!

While you're waiting, why not spend some time hunting Haggis? That's right - it's time for the annual Haggis Hunt at the Scotsman! Hunting the haggis is so easy you can do it from the comfort of your own home. All you do is visit the website, browse through the haggis-cams showing parts of beautiful Scotland, London, and New York City, and if you see a haggis, just click on the "I saw a haggis" link displayed under the cam. You do have to register but it's free. Prizes include bottles of Champagne Gobillard NV, Scotsman calendars, and passes to The Scotsman's Digital Archive. The grand prize is a two night luxury break at the Gleneagles Hotel for two with full Scottish breakfast!

This is a haggis in its cooked state...very tasty, especially with the traditional whisky gravy.

Slainte! {Gaelic for Cheers!}

21 December 2006

Make your own snowflake for a good cause!

For every snowflake created,
PopularFront.com will increase

it's donation to the Salvation Army.

Here's mine!

Click on the image below to go make your own.
Need a Snow Day?
Stay warm on this Winter Solstice Day!

20 December 2006

Where ever you are...I wish you a happy and joyous holiday.

To add to your Scottish celebration, here's a wee bit of word art for you. Nollaig Chridheil!

Translation: Merry Christmas in Scottish Gaelic.

Download it here!

Note: The plaid paper is NOT included. It is part of the upcoming January Mega Kit at Digital-Scrapbooking.org, though! It will be available on 1 January 2007.


18 December 2006

Go Elf Yourself!

Elf yourselfTurn yourself into an elf!

Upload a photo, record your voice, and send your personal dancing elf to all your friends...what a great holiday card!


14 December 2006

Creative Team Call!

Help Wanted!

Do you LOVE making layouts, showing off your talents and being creative? I'm looking for a few motivated and highly creative people to work as part of a creative team showcasing my Celtic and Scottish kits and elements.

You can view some of my initial designs on this blog. I will be selling them, and much more, in the shop at www.digital-scrapbooking.org (DSO).

1) Creativity and knowledge of current trends and techniques
2) Post 2 or more layouts monthly, to the gallery on DSO as well as 3 others of your choice.
3) Write a short review of every free kit or element you receive.
4) Grant permission to use your layouts and reviews for advertising purposes.
5) Actively participate in both the DSO forum and Gallery (posting comments)
6) Attend crops and participate in running contests from time-to-time.

If you think you'd be interested in working with my designs, send 3 600x600 jpgs of your FAVORITE, most CREATIVE layouts to catrionamacg @ gmail.com.

Please include:
--a brief bio
--Your Username in the DSO Forum or Gallery
--How long you've been digi-scrapping
--List 3 of your favorite galleries on other sites.

Finalists will be chosen by New Year's Eve and provided a free kit to create a layout. The winners will be announced on my blog at the end of January 2007.

What are you waiting for?

Exciting news!

My Scottish and Celtic designs will be available for sale in the very near future! Why? I have joined the great team of designers at Digital-Scrapbooking.org (DSO)! I'm very excited about this opportunity and I look forward to providing quality digital items for your Celtic scrapping.

Do you want something in particular? Send me a note! I welcome all requests.

To celebrate my journey into the land of the digi professionals, I have a special freebie for you: a wooden signpost you can use to point the way to the future!

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Slainte! [Gaelic for Cheers!]

12 December 2006

The Fox Network announces a 'Firefly' online game!

After cancelling the TV series in 2002 after one way too short season and then bowing to the clamour of the fans and making a follow-on movie “Serenity,” the Fox Network seems to be getting a clue. True to their inventive nature, some ‘Browncoats’ have already set up a ‘verse in Second Life, a popular online community. Looks like the folks at Fox want to capitalize on the idea. The game is expected to launch in 2008. Read the article on Variety.

Recently, they have also begun licensing companies to sell Firefly and Serenity products instead of ignoring the fans. Could a sequel movie or the hoped for “trinity” be on the horizon? I hope so.

Are you wondering what I'm talking about? What is this "Firefly" and "Serenity" stuff anyway? Go rent the Firefly box set and the Serenity movie from your favorite source, sit down in a comfy chair and be prepared for a fantastic experience. After you have to return the DVDs, go to your favorite movie shopping source and BUY them! You won't be sorry!

Are you a Browncoat? Have I got a freebie for you! Check out my posting of
27 November for my minikit called “This Land” - a tribute to Wash. Stay tuned (or subscribe to the blog!) for more minikits featuring the other characters in the coming months.


11 December 2006

Layout of the week!

One of my layouts was chosen "Layout of the Week" at DigitalScrapbooking.org (DSO)! You can see it, and the details about it, here:

Many thanks to the fine ladies at DSO for choosing my LO!

07 December 2006

Always keep learning!

I applied, and was accepted to the Mentor/Protege Program at DigiScrapDesigner.com! I looked over the names of some of the other participants and found some online friends and a lot of professional designers. I am excited and look forward to learning a lot about the digi scrap designer business.

Now on to the freebie!

One of my Scottish friends recently posted the poem, "My Heart's in the Highlands," by Robert Burns, on the Clan Gregor message board and it inspired me to create this soft-hued thistle paper with the poem as a transparent overlay. If you use them in your layouts, please send me a link so I can go take a look!

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Remember, I do not sell anywhere, so you can only get it from me. Please, no file sharing...send your friends to this blog so they can ask for their own copy.

Slainte! [Gaelic for Cheers!]

05 December 2006

Christmas is for kids

Here's the perfect way to celebrate all your kids or grand kids...with a fun template you can customize. The font used is Comic Sans but it is easily changed to any font you desire. I used one from 2 Peas on my sample showing my own 6 lovely grandkids.

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Remember, I do not sell anywhere so you can only get it from me. Please, no file sharing...send your friends to this blog so they can ask for their own copy.

Slainte! [Gaelic for Cheers!]