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Just when you think handwriting is becoming a lost art in today’s society…bam! It appears to be everywhere again. Granted, it’s not the beautiful script penmanship that we all had to learn, but it’s fun nonetheless. I love seeing all the different styles. It’s an eclectic smorgasbord of visual delight.

That’s why today’s sale is about all things handwritten.

Buy two or more of all things scripted and save 30%!
You can find them all HERE. Use code NSDSCRIPT at checkout.

And to show it all off in the finest of ways is guest artist, Stephanie Bryan!

Can you say wow?


[ Designs | Escape To The Ocean. Stamps | Annie (location+date, Today’s Adventure) ]

I am in love with the great big dreamy title complemented with the tiny alphabet stamps.


Here’s what Stephanie has to say:

Hi there! I’m so honored that sweet Kerri asked me to be a guest on her blog for some National Scrapbook week fun! I always love thinking outside of the box and playing around with my supplies and my Silhouette Cameo! Kerri’s cut files (and handwriting) are my favorite, and now I’m adding her alpha stamps to my list of favorites! I started my page by cutting out my title “escape to the beach” on aqua card stock and vellum. I decided to layer the two papers together to create a soft, dreamy effect to the title. I broke the title up a little and placed the die cut words around my photo and layers. At the bottom of my page, I stamped the details of the photo (place and date) using the Annie alpha stamps. (These stamps are just the best!) I didn’t have a lot of space left to write my journaling, so sewed a little pocket behind my photos and slipped a journaling tag in the pocket. It’s the perfect place for our beach story. Thanks so much for joining me today, and thanks for having me over, Kerri!

We are all just tickled pink that you came to play this week, Stephanie, and share your amazing talent, you cute thing you!

And if you are fan of the alphabet stamps that Stephanie used (I love how they look on her page!)…guess what’s on sale tomorrow! And I do believe it is May 1 as well…which means…new stamps for the month! You won’t want to miss tomorrow!


  • Stacie D - April 30, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    Such a beautiful page! Thanks for the fun discount today, too!ReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - April 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    You and Stephanie, a perfect pairing of talent :-)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - April 30, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    Adorable! I love the layering and how it looks like its 3D. I’m checking out the new stamps!ReplyCancel

Photo templates are one of my favorite scrapbooking tools. They make placing a handful of photos together a cinch. And me, with my love for straight lines and all, adore all things clean–the kind of clean that a template can provide with multiple photos. In other words, you can get a lot of images on a page, without it looking cluttered.

So that’s why I’m so excited that today’s sale is on Photo Templates!

Buy 2 or more Photo Templates and save 30%.
Use code NSDPHOTO at checkout.

Now, that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

One of our sweet creative team members is a huge fan of using photo templates and uses them a lot. That would be our Miss Laura. And that’s who’s with us today! Now, while she didn’t happen to use a photo template for her project (what?? ;) ), the 4×6 template with 6, 2″ squares in Snapshots #3 or the 6×8 template with 12, 2″ squares from Half Pints #1 would be perfect for this too. Take a look and you’ll see just what I mean.



[ DesignsSomething To Say (Keep it real) / Just Because (favorite) / Life Additions: Backgrounds (circle background) / The History Project Class Extras (television). Stamps | One Fine Day (seriously, oh me oh my).

So much to love about these two spreads. Love the idea of showing the art of all that you love to watch. I did that with a montage of tv shows growing up too. Love all the little details going on…white on white…hello!

Let’s hear what Laura has to say about these two spreads.

I’ve had this idea to create a 6×8″ All About Me album for quite a while, but have never taken the time to get it started. Sure, I do some layouts about myself here and there. But I wanted to have a place to record a variety of different things about myself, at this point in my life. Whether those things are serious, funny, or just plain random. Kerri has so many words, phrases, and shapes that have always caught my eye, knowing they would work great for an album like this. I figured I had better get started on this album now, so that it will hopefully motivate me to add a few pages here and there over the next few months.

I will most likely create pages very randomly for this album, and that’s exactly how I got myself started. I browsed thru Kerri’s shapes for a few minutes, and went with a few of the first things that I came across. Ever since seeing the cute little television that is part of The History Project class, I knew it would be perfect for documenting some of my favorite TV shows. I looked online to find logos for my favorite shows, making sure to find ones that could also be cropped into squares, knowing I would be using a divided page protector with 2″ pockets. It was a pure coincidence that I managed to find so many photos with the same color scheme! I have a TON of favorite shows, so I ended up adding in an additional divided page protector, and trimming off one row of photos, making it a 4×8″ protector. I love the look of different sized pages mixed into these small albums.

When I came across the “keep it real” cut in Kerri’s Something to Say kit, it gave me the idea to record a few “real” tidbits about myself and my life. I think oftentimes, without intentionally trying, we can give off the illusion that our lives are a bit more perfect that they really are. So this was a chance to “keep it real” and write down a few things that others may not realize about me and/or my life. If you get up close and really, really look, there are plenty of things about me that are “real”, no matter how hard I try to come off like I have it all together.

Fantastic job and fantastic idea Laura!


Now I suppose you’re wondering who the winners are of the $15 download gift cards, eh? Well here they are:

Nashonne Newman
Cori Gillespie

Congratulations ladies! You have been emailed, so keep an eye out for it.

  • Dolly (scrapthat) - April 29, 2015 - 7:10 am

    Totally love Laura’s work…and this is no exception! Awesome idea :D

    Question for you Kerri…any chance you can make a cut file from the flowers on the “[inter]National scrapbook day” Title on your blog?? LOL I just thought they were very cool! I’m in love with that color combo right now too!

    • Kerri - April 29, 2015 - 7:19 am

      Sorry, but I can’t. It’s stock art and I can’t use it that way. :)
      Chances are you’ll see something along those lines available as a printable-only though, like on a Project Life card.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - April 29, 2015 - 8:18 am


  • Melanie A. - April 29, 2015 - 9:40 am

    LOVE the TV show idea and I see a bunch in there that I want (ugh I watch too many)!…any idea where they got those pages from? I love seeing ways to use your shapes and stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - April 29, 2015 - 10:16 am

    What a great idea! Love the TV show mini squares. I am afraid I could create a whole book about what I watch. Scary!ReplyCancel

  • Cori - April 29, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Oh, goodness!! Thank you so much, Kerri! Now to sort through my wishlist…ReplyCancel

  • Jewel - April 29, 2015 - 6:15 pm

    Wow! I am so excited and can’t wait to start shopping! Thanks so much.ReplyCancel


Pocket page scrapbooking seems to be all the rage these days, doesn’t it? I think we have Becky Higgins and Project Life to thank for that. :) Simplicity at its best, yes? I think it’s helped so many people be creative without having to go to the extent of being creative. Know what I mean, Vern?

But the other plus side to all the pocket page goodness out there is that you’re not limited to using them in a pocket–you can use them on a page too.

I love flexibility. I love choices. I love maximizing supplies and my art.


a lot.

So today’s sale is all about the Pocket Page items in the KBS store.
All that’s on sale can be found using the Pocket Page Category.

Buy 2 of any Pocket Page items in this category and save 30%. Use code NSDPOCKET at checkout.


And now let’s see how Miss Maggie has maximized her supplies by using the Foldover, which can be used in a page pocket, as a large flip-up accent on her page.


 [ Designs | The Foldover.  Stamps | Wanderlust (GO, circle, star + arrow) / Travelogue (Here’s the story.) ]

What I totally dig about this layout is the use of the circle and the star. I know, it sounds like such simple thing, but when you don’t even think of using an item some way and then see it used in such a creative way…it has a tendency to kind of knock your socks off. It’s the icing on top.


i love this page.

Here’s some words from Maggie.

National Scrapbook Day is one of my very favorite days of the year. Not only are there so many fun challenges and virtual crops all over the web that weekend, but there is also a TON of inspiration available all weekend long from EVERYWHERE. It’s one day I find I’m on the computer and IG for a good part of the day…just bookmarking and screen-shotting (shooting?) so I can come back to the things I’m inspired by later.

The last few years, on NSD, I’ve tried to really refocus and remind myself exactly WHY I scrapbook. Sure…I love the paper and embellishments (and by “love” I mean hoard, smell, touch & obsess over), and yes, I love taking photos and having a creative outlet…but my reasons for documenting run deeper than those things.

I document my life and the lives of my family members because it’s important. It’s important that my kids (and their kids) know where they came from…how we lived…what we did and what we loved…how we felt and why. It’s important that we remember…

So, to me, journaling on layouts is necessary. Sometimes I just include the place and date the photo was taken…but most of the time, I want to include the story behind the photo as well. There is, however, not always enough room for all my words once I’ve created my page…and this is where hidden journaling comes in.

There are a bunch of ways to hide your journaling (including just writing on the back of your page…something I do a LOT), but one of my favorites is to include it under a flap.

Kerri has made this soooooo easy for me by creating the coolest cut file…The Foldover. For this page, I cut The Foldover file from some patterned paper and added my main photo directly on top.

I added another photo inside The Foldover and included my journaling just under the flap. When the flap is closed you see just the photo and embellishments…but there is a whole memory documented right inside.

This is a great way to journal more private memories, too. You’ve still included your thoughts and recollections…but they’re not out there for the whole world to see.

For this page I added a few of Kerri’s brand new stamps, too. These little guys are honestly the coolest…here I’ve used a couple from both the Travelogue and Wanderlust sets. The tiny little dot and star stamps from the Wanderlust set are the BEST…and they are the perfect addition to any layout. The best part about Kerri’s stamps? They come in a digital version as well, so you can add them directly to your photos! What??? I know! Amazing!

Thank you so much, Kerri, for allowing me to share my thoughts on scrapbooking & documenting! I hope you guys are inspired to record some memories this NSD…

Thank you
, Miss Maggie. Your talent constantly amazes me!

  • Dolly - April 28, 2015 - 7:37 am

    GREAT LO!!!
    I am so ready to get scrappy!
    Is there a mojo potion for NSD? I’m going to need it!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey V - April 28, 2015 - 9:27 am

    Ok, my kids used to always say “you know what I mean, Vern?” LOL What is the source of this saying, is it a movie? Must know!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - April 28, 2015 - 10:40 am

      Jim Varney as Ernest. He did movies, but he also used to do Meadow Gold ice cream (dairy) commercials here in Utah. That’s what I remember him most from. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - April 28, 2015 - 9:07 pm

    Beautiful page and design. Love the stamp use! Could I please have that awesome handwriting? I could look at that all day!ReplyCancel


Saturday is [inter] National Scrapbook Day and so we here at KBS are going to have one  exciting week sharing ideas and sales and giveaways and such!

Every day there will be something on sale for that day only. And today…

It’s all about This+That kits.

Whether you use the art in the frame or on a page or both, there are so many great images you’ll have endless possibilities.

Here’s just a sampling of pages that have used the This+That kits…and these all happen to be Miss Nichol’s on account-a she is the queen of making a scene–in the best possible way. :)

(Click on the image to be taken to the original post.)






So today folks, if you buy 2 of any of the This+That kits–either the full version with printables or just the cuttables–you’ll save 30%.


Use THIS LINK to take you to all the This+That kits in the store.

Now we’ve got more fun stuff in store this week!

There’s only two or three times a year when you can purchase the class extras if’n you weren’t so inclined to want to take the class–especially if you’re using a Cricut and just want the SVG files.

Well, this would be one of those times. You can pick up any of these kits, including the The History Project class extras all this week. If you’ve taken any of these classes, then you already own these designs. 

class-extras-design-secrets      class-extras-hello-there      class-extras-designer-edition-one

class-extras-just-add-color      class-extras-everywhere      history-porject-class-extras

 And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better….

Let’s do a giveaway today!


Today we’re giving away a $15 download cards to three lucky people!

Here’s how you can enter.
Winners will be drawn on Wednesday.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Kim - April 27, 2015 - 7:14 am

    Love this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 27, 2015 - 7:14 am

    Happy (I)NSD! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - April 27, 2015 - 7:20 am

    Thanks for the giveaway and I am looking forward to all the fun this week.ReplyCancel

  • Michaela - April 27, 2015 - 7:21 am

    Thanks for the giveaway :-)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa H - April 27, 2015 - 7:30 am

    Fabulous week of special offers lined up for us! thanks for the chance to win :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne B - April 27, 2015 - 7:38 am

    My favorite scrapbooking supplies to share are my stamps and dies. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Callan Griffith - April 27, 2015 - 8:03 am

    Thank you so. You are one talented lady.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce - April 27, 2015 - 8:12 am

    Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • CarolynE - April 27, 2015 - 8:21 am

    I haven’t participated in a NSD in years! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Dionne - April 27, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Thanks for the chance to win! BTW I love your new stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - April 27, 2015 - 8:41 am

    Thanks so much Kerri! This week will be fun!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - April 27, 2015 - 8:55 am

    Hmm, my favorite scrapbook supplies? I’d love to get into stamps – they seem so fun! But right now, just using project life cards and photos!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanene - April 27, 2015 - 9:02 am

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s going to be a fun week.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina H - April 27, 2015 - 9:08 am

    I love project life cards and anything sparkly and of course, your photo templates. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - April 27, 2015 - 9:15 am

    Thanks Kerri Looking forward to the fun with you this week. lately my favorite supplies are Simple Stories and my Silhouette.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Loetell - April 27, 2015 - 9:35 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. Happy NSD!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Lords - April 27, 2015 - 10:07 am

    Thanks for the chance to win Kerri! I love all the cute things you create!!ReplyCancel

  • Darla - April 27, 2015 - 10:30 am

    I definitely like my stamps and dies!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - April 27, 2015 - 10:37 am

    WOW great sale. Cant wait for NSD!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan B - April 27, 2015 - 10:49 am

    How exciting…looking forward to NSD! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. :)ReplyCancel

  • LauraM - April 27, 2015 - 11:12 am

    Love your classes! Anxious to try your stamps – thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie D - April 27, 2015 - 11:13 am

    Love this sale week!ReplyCancel

  • Alice Fuller - April 27, 2015 - 11:29 am

    Thanks! LOVE your classes!!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie L - April 27, 2015 - 11:31 am

    Thanks for the awesome giveawayReplyCancel

  • Karen - April 27, 2015 - 11:36 am

    I just love all your designs. Thanks so much for sharing and for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Cherrri - April 27, 2015 - 11:41 am

    Thanks for the sale and the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • DianeB - April 27, 2015 - 11:41 am

    I love alphabets and fonts. LOVE them, like in a hoardy, keep them forever and won’t use them kind of way, Lol! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Linda E - April 27, 2015 - 11:43 am

    Looks like it is going to be a great NSD week! Thanks for the special offers!ReplyCancel

  • rita timmons - April 27, 2015 - 11:49 am

    sweet! would love to get lucky today :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - April 27, 2015 - 11:51 am

    craftykt22 is my instagram name. I love sharing my supplies with my kids for school projects and for their own scrapbooks.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette Comerford - April 27, 2015 - 12:13 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • Gilda - April 27, 2015 - 12:23 pm

    Really love your kits Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Karen P - April 27, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    Great way to kick off NSD–thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - April 27, 2015 - 12:34 pm

    Love all your wonderful ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • marcy e - April 27, 2015 - 12:38 pm

    Oh Kerri… Just never know what I will find on one of your posts… never dissapoints!!! thanksReplyCancel

  • Melissa S - April 27, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I’m really looking forward to this week and NSD. My favourite scrapbook supplies are your cut files :)ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - April 27, 2015 - 12:50 pm

    Love these pages! Thanks for the chance to win some of your fantastic products!ReplyCancel

  • carrie - April 27, 2015 - 12:59 pm

    My favorite tool right now is the Silhouette. I just figured out I can use a graphic as a pattern to fill in a design. The world is a much bigger place now! I need Graphics like I need SVG’s!~ and this is a great place to get some :)ReplyCancel

  • Ramona - April 27, 2015 - 1:00 pm

    patterned paper!ReplyCancel

  • Kris Myscich - April 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

  • Nicky H - April 27, 2015 - 1:12 pm

    Super exciting week! Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine Melin - April 27, 2015 - 1:18 pm

    Gotta get in on this sale!!! Thanks, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - April 27, 2015 - 1:35 pm

    A friend and I share quite a bit. Somehow we both end up buying things we already have so end up “gifting” to each other.ReplyCancel

  • Janeen - April 27, 2015 - 1:48 pm

    Wow Kerri! You rock. Love all the specials going on this week. Definitely going to have to get some more stamps and a few of the class goodies. :)ReplyCancel

  • K in PA - April 27, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    Like the old adage states, sharing is caring and I share my supplies with anyone and everyone! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie/scrapchick - April 27, 2015 - 2:33 pm

    Thanks for the chance! Love making This & That kits and changing them out each month!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Johnson - April 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    Love sharing how-tos as I learn new techniques. Started a library group to share our ideas. Definitely want to learn more about the Silhouette.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - April 27, 2015 - 2:50 pm

    Love all the good stuff happening!!ReplyCancel

  • susan smith - April 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    Thank you Kerri for your wonderful generosity…would love to win some of your stamps…..and my favourite tool is svg files to make my own embellishments……,they help an age pensioner like myself to actually save money……so I can keep up with my 5 rapidly growing grandchildren to scrap their milestones!!! Thank youReplyCancel

  • Diane - April 27, 2015 - 3:28 pm

    Happy Spring! Thanks Kerri for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene - April 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! Happy NSD!ReplyCancel

  • Karen C. - April 27, 2015 - 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - April 27, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    I share all of my supplies with my daughters. They have the best-decorated school projects in their classes! Thanks for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Miles - April 27, 2015 - 3:59 pm

    Always Fun to be had!ReplyCancel

  • Tara M - April 27, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Looking forward to a fun week! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - April 27, 2015 - 6:34 pm

    I love stamps! Both digital and real ones. So fun.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy A - April 27, 2015 - 6:54 pm

    My favorite scrapbooking supply are digital brushes. Thanks so much for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole Patterson - April 27, 2015 - 7:05 pm

    Your products are simply wonderful – they add glamour and elegance to every project I do. NReplyCancel

  • Cathy R - April 27, 2015 - 7:42 pm

    The first time I celebrated NSD was WAY back in ’98! Oh my! It’s been a fun ride!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Jennings - April 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    my favorite supply is my handy paper trimmer.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Kaufmann - April 27, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    Love your classes and designs!!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Bohman - April 27, 2015 - 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Peterson - April 27, 2015 - 8:40 pm

    My favorite scrapbook supplies are all the digital kits that are out there to choose from; especially as we only have the generic stores here ;(ReplyCancel

  • Marie - April 27, 2015 - 9:21 pm

    Can’t wait for the stamp sale!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy B - April 27, 2015 - 10:05 pm

    My favorite scrapbooking supply is my Cameo!ReplyCancel

  • Scrappin Annie - April 28, 2015 - 1:48 am

    Thank you for the chance to win Kerri.ReplyCancel

  • Patti L Barber - April 28, 2015 - 3:43 am

    I love to share my sillhouette cut outs thanks for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Isabel - April 28, 2015 - 3:52 am

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Jewel - April 28, 2015 - 5:40 am

    Happy NSD week! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Robin G - April 28, 2015 - 5:50 am

    Love your products!! Thanks for a great opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - April 28, 2015 - 8:38 am

    This could help in celebrating NSD for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - April 28, 2015 - 8:42 am

    My favorite scrapbook supplies is patterned paper.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - April 28, 2015 - 8:57 am

    I love pattern paperReplyCancel

  • christi in ma - April 28, 2015 - 12:45 pm

    what a fantastic sale! I’ll definitely be placing an order.
    Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - April 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm

    Thanks for creating a fun way to celebrate NSD! Your new stamps look great and I look forward to taking your “Custom Made” class next month.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Tacoma - April 28, 2015 - 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the great fun this week!ReplyCancel

  • Lois - April 28, 2015 - 6:49 pm

    My favourite is vellum! You can emboss it, make die cuts from it, etc.ReplyCancel

  • carrie - April 28, 2015 - 11:03 pm

    my favorite scrapbooking supply is my Silhouette. It really makes scrapbooking fun for me. Happy NSD!ReplyCancel

What better way is there to celebrate Earth Day than with a freebie.

We do live on a wonderful world.

To download this–forever free–click HERE.

  • Marilyn - April 22, 2015 - 10:58 am

    Thanks for the great freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - April 22, 2015 - 11:15 am

    Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - April 22, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • susan smith - April 23, 2015 - 2:50 am

    Thank u very much I agree with u it is an amazing world …we need 2 appreciate what we have before extremists ruin it! Long live our beautiful worldReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - April 23, 2015 - 12:40 pm

    Love this! Thanks, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • maggie - April 23, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    LOVE this, Kerri!!! Thank you so so much!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - April 24, 2015 - 11:23 pm

    Thank you for this free file. And all the others…some distracted person deleted all her downloaded files accidentally. Lucky for her, your free downloads are always present, accounted for, and available. Thank you for allowing me to recapture some of the lost.ReplyCancel

  • Janel - April 26, 2015 - 8:56 am

    Thanks, Kerri! I love this print!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy R - April 26, 2015 - 11:25 am

    Thank you,Kerri, for this file. I am off to print it now for a page about my hubs. This is HIS favorite song!ReplyCancel

  • Cori - April 27, 2015 - 1:11 pm

    I love your products! Thank you for sharing this chance to win a gift card. I love sharing your art work via cards and gifts for friends and family!ReplyCancel

  • jill - May 7, 2015 - 3:20 am

Sometimes when I’m deeply absorbed in a project and my blog gets a little neglected, I find myself in the photo section–having an A.D.D. ‘I see something shiny’ moment, more than likely.

Today’s A.D.D. moment is brought to you by this sweet shop in Albuquerque, NM.  How cute is this place??

Presentation is everything.

And I could use some of those sweets about now.


  • Carrie-Ann - April 21, 2015 - 5:10 pm

    That shoppe looks absolutely delightful! Not too sure what the temperature is, but I would love to sit at one the colourful tables and enjoy a banana split :)ReplyCancel

If there’s one thing I live my life by, it’s to be grateful and/or appreciate various things in my life every single day. Whether it’s the smell of a lilac, the playfulness of the neighbor kids, hearing my kids laughing together, or just the way the clouds look in the sky….there is always something to be grateful for.

When you have that kind of attitude it’s amazing how you  feel! Looking at the positive is so much more empowering than dwelling on the negative.

That’s why I love the title Laura has chosen for her page. Being grateful for family is, of course, number one on my gratitude list–as I’m sure it is for most of you.

i love these people of mine.

Let’s take a look at this cute family Laura took pictures of.

KBS_LauraVegas_GratefulEverySingleDay2[ DesignsGrateful (grateful) / Background Basics (circle background) / XOXO (heart) ]


All those layers are just ever-so dreamy.

Here’s a bit from Laura:

Every few months, I take photos of my cousin’s adorable little family. I’ve gotten into the habit of printing out a few of my favorite photos each time, and creating a layout with them, and this layout is from our most recent photo session. I wanted to keep this layout fairly simple in design, and knew a white-on-white background would make a great backdrop for my photos and a big, bold title.

I went to my all-time favorite circle background cut, from Kerri’s Background Basics kit, and cut it from white textured cardstock. I adhered the background piece onto another sheet of white textured cardstock and then spritzed the entire piece with green and black misting spray. I cut out the center of the text patterned paper and matted it on top of my cardstock background, to create a frame of sorts around the outside edges of the page. I cut my title, “grateful”, from a black diagonal stripe patterned paper and added a subtitle using some skinny alpha stickers. A few hearts, cut from coordinating patterned papers and topped off with either a button, jewel, or enamel, made for simple embellishments on a simple page.  

There’s nothing like enjoying your favorite things. Whether you’re at home or on the road, we all have our favorites.

And that’s just what Layle is showing off today using the brand new Around Here kit!

favorite things
favorite things - close up2
favorite things - close up1

[ Designs | Around Here (favorite things) / Say What #4 (love tab). Stamps | Time Again (date) ]

I love all the itty bitty details…especially how she made her top and bottom page borders! yummy. I guess you might say, it’s my favorite. ;)

Here’s what Layle has to say:

I recently skipped town for an impromptu getaway with a friend and her daughters.  We ended up stumbling on a Kate Spade Outlet while we were gone which was awesome because I’m a BIG Kate Spade fan.  BIG!  So when I saw this artwork on the wall behind the counter as I was checking out (had to treat myself to a few things!), I snapped a photo because I thought it was so clever.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but all of the objects are real & stuck to the wall – the shoes, the umbrella, the money, everything!

I used my Epson large format printer to print the photo 12″ wide.  I backed the ‘favorite things’ saying with different colors of patterned paper to tie in with the different colors in the photo.  I used the fun ‘love that’ tab at the top of the page & ended up cutting out a few more because they’re so fun to use :)  After I’d used the tab, I noticed the teeny tiny leftovers from the cut, they were so cute I had to use them – I just put a little liquid glue on a piece of scrap paper & dragged the letters lightly through the glue and stuck them down in the lower left corner .  To wrap things up, I used the Time Again stamps in the lower right corner.  I love these stamps!  They fonts are so clean – they pretty much go with anything.  And they stamp SO crisply, especially those small letters – gotta love good quality stamps with great design!!

  • Tracy - April 14, 2015 - 3:03 pm

    Very cool. What an awesome wall! Gotta love Kate Spade ; ) and you gotta love that layout!!!!ReplyCancel

  • susan smith - April 14, 2015 - 3:17 pm

    what a fabulous idea…..great layout… it..ReplyCancel