Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!! Freebie!!

I hope you have all been enjoying Digital Scrapbooking Day!! I’ve had my nephews at my house today (love having lots of littles around my house)! So I just jumping on board with the the DSD fun.  I’m getting ready to scrap a bunch of pages. (And I'm kind of excited to do some shopping too!)

I have a little freebie I created that coordinates with my new Happy Birthday kit! If you’ve been following me at all, you probably know that I have a little bit of a stitching obsession!  I created a Happy Birthday (Stitches} pack for you!! You can find the links to that download at the bottom of the page!

But first I wanted to remind you that there are only 2 days left to take advantage of the storewide 35% off sale at Scrap Orchard!! And don’t forget to use my coupon to take an additional 5% off your price!! Coupon Code: DSD-5

You can find all of my products, including my new Happy Birthday products on sale HERE in my store.

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day!!

Download Happy Birthday (Stitches} Here


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Digital Scrapbook Day Sale! Two New Kits & a FREEBIE!


I have two brand new kits available this week! But before I tell you more about those, we need to discuss….Digital Scrapbooking Day!!!!


From October 30 – November 3, Scrap Orchard is celebrating Digital Scrapbook Day with a storewide 35% off sale!! You can click HERE to see all of my products on sale! And I also have a coupon code for you! If you apply this code at checkout, instead of 35% off, you’ll get 40% off any of my products!!

Coupon Code: DSD-5

Scrap Orchard is also offering a kit free with your $10 purchase in the store. Or if you spend $15, you’ll get the entire bundle for free! I think Fresh Baked turned out super cute!!


I have two brand new kits for you this week! Happy Birthday is a kit that I’ve been planning for a while! I think that the vibrant colors are perfect for both boy and girl pages. And I’m kind of loving the fun little party animals! During our DSD Sale, Happy Birthday is 35% off (40% off using my coupon code: DSD-5) HERE at Scrap Orchard! Also, if you purchase the Happy Birthday digital scrapbook kit by November 6th, you’ll get the Happy Birthday {Birthday Candles} for FREE!

Happy Birthday



Happy Birthday {Birthday Candles}


I’ve been thinking about this next kit since I turned 40 this March. It is a black balloons type of birthday kit that is fun for scrapping birthdays for those of us who are “aged to perfection”.  Happy {40+} Birthday is available HERE. During our DSD sale this kit is also 35% off (40% off using my coupon code: DSD-5). And if you purchase the Happy {40+} Birthday digital scrapbook kit by November 6th, you’ll still get the Happy Birthday {Birthday Candles} for free!

Happy {40+} Birthday



Before I show off my creative team layouts (my favorite part of any blog post), I wanted to announce my newest team members. I had a great response to my call, and I couldn’t be happier with my new team!! Thanks so much to everyone who applied!!


Happy Birthday Layouts








Happy {40+} Birthday Layouts



Along with our DSD sale at Scrap Orchard, we also have lots of super fun challenges and chats going on in our forum. Click HERE for challenge info in our forum. Not only will you get lots of pages scrapped, but you’ll also have lots of fun and get to live chat with some of the designers from Scrap Orchard! Plus, you can win up to a $200 gift certificate prize! I hope to see you there!!


Since the Fresh Baked Scrap Orchard Designer Free with Purchase collaboration doesn’t come with an alpha, I decided to offer one here on my blog as a freebie. This alpha will only be available for free during the sale. So make sure to grab it soon!

Download Fresh Baked {Alpha} HERE


I hope that you all have a fantastically fabulous DSD this year!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October 31st {Brand New Halloween Kit} & Freebie!


I really enjoy designing Halloween kits! The characters and themed elements are so fun to create! And I just love the colors!! I have a brand new Halloween themed digital scrapbook kit available this week called “October 31st. It is 20% off this week during Fresh Fruit HERE at Scrap Orchard. Plus, if you buy “October 31st by October 15th, you’ll get the October 31st {Silhouettes} for free!

Through October 15th, you can take an additional 10% off your “October 31st purchase with this coupon code: TAKE10

October 31st


October 31st {Silhouettes}










I posted a sneak peek contest a few days ago for two chances to win a free copy of “October 31st”. I have used to choose a winner. Congratulations to #46, Steph! Please email me at so that I can send the kit to you.


I wanted to remind everyone that I’m holding a creative team call right now! I am looking to add a handful of motivated scrappers to my team. I hope you’ll take a look at my call! If for any reason you cannot see this image, you can read the text details HERE in the Scrap Orchard Forum.


Did you know that you can earn a monthly 35% discount at Scrap Orchard? Make sure to check out our scrapbooking challenges HERE in our forum. Not only can you earn discounts, but the challenges are lots of fun and provide a lot of inspiration and motivation to help you get your memories and photos scrapped! I hope you’ll consider joining us!


With my last release, Hello Fall, I created some coordinating vellum sheets and offered them as a freebie. I received a lot of really good feedback about those. So I decided to create another set this week. I hope that you enjoy them!

Happy scrapping!!

Download October 31st {Vellum} HERE


Monday, October 6, 2014

Sneak Peek: October 31st and a CT Call

Is everyone ready for Halloween?? I can’t believe it’s so close! This year has zipped by! I have a brand new kit coming this week for Fresh Fruit at Scrap Orchard! “October 31st is a HUGE Halloween themed kit that I had so much fun creating!! Leave a comment here on my blog, by noon (EST) October 15th, for a chance to win a free copy!!

Make sure to check back on Thursday to find out if you won. Or you can sign up for my email list HERE so that you’ll be sure not to miss the announcement of the winner, the new kit and the freebie coming on Thursday! Good luck!

**Edited. This contest is closed. Please check the upcoming post later this evening for the announcement of the winner!**


I am also excited (and completely nervous) to announce that I am holding my first Creative Team Call since 2008. I love the sweet and talented girls on my current team! I’m hoping to find a few new motivated and talented scrappers who will be excited to jump in and create some fabulous pages with my designs to help promote me!! I hope you’ll apply!


Kristin Aagard Designs
Creative Team Call
I am searching for a few motivated and talented digital scrappers to join my creative team!
* Create one layout or project with new releases within 5 days.
   (Minimum two layouts per month.)
* Post to Scrap Orchard Scrappin Gallery.
* Join my CT Forum and check in regularly.
To Apply:
* Email:
* Include your full name and your Scrap Orchard username.
* Include links to your best gallery.
* Include links to your social media, blog, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.
* List your current CT obligations.
Deadline to apply: October 19th
All applicants will receive an emailed response by October 26th.
                                                                                                                                            Hope to hear from you!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Fall Kits, New Commercial Use & Freebie!!


The first day of fall is September 23; next Tuesday. It’s still in the 90’s during the day here where I live (which is hotter than usual), but I’ve seen reports of snow across the US and Canada. Crazy!

Autumn is always one of my favorite times of the year. I love the pretty colors and the cooler weather. I also look forward to long pants and cozy sweaters. I have a brand new colorful autumn themed digital scrapbook kit available this week that I think is perfect for scrapping all of your autumn, pumpkin patch and apple orchard themed photos! Hello Fall is 20% off this week during Fresh Fruit HERE at Scrap Orchard. And if you purchase Hello Fall by September 24th, you’ll get my newest addition to my Fruity collection, Fruity – Apple, for FREE!!

I also have a coupon code for you to take an additional 10% off your purchase in my store on any of my Fresh Fruit products this week!
Coupon code: KA-EXTRA10

Hello Fall










Fruity – Apple (Free with Hello Fall Purchase through 9-24-14)





If you are a designer looking for new design tools, or a scrapper looking to build your basics stash, I have two new products for you this week! Just in time for Fall themed kits, I am releasing CU Fall Foliage 4 HERE. And if you buy CU Fall Foliage 4 by September 24th, you’ll get my new CU Leaf Brushes 1 for FREE! (For an additional 10% off, use coupon code: KA-EXTRA10.)

CU Fall Foliage 4


CU Leaf Brushes 1 {Free with Purchase through 9/24/14}

I posted a sneak peek contest a few days ago for two chances to win a free copy of Hello Fall. I have used to choose a winner. Congratulations to #1, Candice Stears! Please email me at so that I can send the kit to you.


I love to browse the paper scrapbooking boards on Pinterest. Lately I have been seeing and pinning some really pretty pages using vellum. I decided to create some fun digital vellum sheets to coordinate with my new Hello Fall kit. I have them here as a gift for you! I hope you enjoy them! I found that for me, they work especially well using a shadow in linear burn mode, or by changing the blending modes over other backgrounds. Have lots of fun playing with them!

Wishing you all a fabulous week!!

Download Hello Fall {Vellum} HERE