a little quiet here

I know it's been a little on the quiet side of things here. I've got something fun up my sleeve. Won't be long now. Thought I'd give you a tiiiiiny sneak of what's been going on in my little studio the past few days....besides having to give a talk in church yesterday. Oy! So glad that's over.  Nope. Not in Florida. This was a picture that we took when we were there last fall. :)

2017-10-17T15:47:48+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

i love color.

What can I say? I just do. So many beautiful shades and so many wonderful sparks of creation that it can ignite. Every once in a while I go on a color hunt, and last night was one of them. Pinterest. Isn't it awesome? I was seriously in heaven. I pin them all, but you know what else I like to do? I like to put them all onto an artboard in Illustrator. In the immortal words of Bert on Mary Poppins, isn't it beeee-u-ih-ful? (All these are pinned, so if there's a source you're looking for, go check it out [...]

2017-10-17T15:48:43+00:00 March 29th, 2014|color|1 Comment

send me a postcard

Postcards are great to pick up while on a trip. You can often find a great slice of life where you are without actually having to go to the same vantage point. I love picking them up just for fun wherever I go. But what I love even more are the look of vintage postcards. But those aren't exactly within your reach. Or are they.... [ These were printed on my Epson PictureMate Charm and photographed on my iPhone. ] While working on a particular project, I thought it would be so cool to have some vintage postcards to be [...]

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 March 27th, 2014|photography, tips and tricks|4 Comments

more happy stuff

It appears I can't stop writing these days.It's kind of an addiction, really. It's like people who crochet while watching tv....only I'm keeping my hands busy with writing. As a result? Here's another happy handwritten kit for y'all. Seventeen handwritten brush-script style words to happy up your pages. And just like the Just Because kit was on sale over the weekend, this one is on sale too! Save yourself  $1.50 through Thursday. The sale price goes away after that day. These past couple kits are made a little differently in that while it looks like a set of words may be [...]

2017-10-17T15:51:03+00:00 March 24th, 2014|digital shapes|2 Comments

new kit: just because

Poppin' in real quick with a weekend special on a brand new kit! Sixteen handwritten brush-script style words . . .just because. And you can save $1.50 on this kit now through Monday! I like to keep you on your toes here at KBS. You never know what surprises I might have up my sleeve. (Do I insert an evil laugh here?)

2017-10-17T15:52:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2014|digital shapes|1 Comment

friday freebie  •  spring

Yesterday. The first day of spring. It's coming. I can feel it. Mother Nature taunts us with it from time to time.(Oh she is an evil thing.) I'm seeing more green, buds...blossoms even. I can't wait to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air . . . like every day. I want to work outside. And all this can only add up to one thing. this. A Friday Freebie. To download this--forever free--click HERE. It's a start, right? :) Have a wonderful weekend. Hopefully you'll have a touch of spring mixed in for reals.

2017-05-29T20:14:50+00:00 March 21st, 2014|freebies|20 Comments

my favorite things  •  fiskars scissors

  I can't remember exactly when I bought my first pair of Fiskars Soft Touch Micro Tip scissors. I'm thinking 12 or 13  years at least.  Maybe even longer. And I have to say, I have never and will never use another pair of scissors for crafting again. That little spring-loaded handle of perfection is ideal for precise cutting. Now granted, I don't have to do as much precise cutting as I used to. Hello? Remember when we used to cut our own titles of cardstock using stencils or reverse printing? But there's something magical about being able to hold those scissors in [...]

2017-10-17T15:53:47+00:00 March 19th, 2014|my favorite things, my office|7 Comments

happy st. patrick’s day!

Well, folks. We've had an amazing few days this fine long lucky weekend, but it's now coming to  a close. Of course, the fun never really ends, does it? ;) But the sale does though...fyi...so this is the last opportunity to take advantage it. So we have one last amazing page to share here from Miss Nichol. I love that for our little weekend both Laura and Nichol used the same title--love seeing it used in two totally different looks. While Laura's was big and bold, Nichol's is soft and subtle. Love how they were each so unique and amazing. Check it [...]

2017-10-17T15:55:29+00:00 March 17th, 2014|nichol magouirk, pages|6 Comments

so lucky for friends

I've been in this industry for many, many years. It all started in 1999 when I won the very first Creating Keepsakes' Hall of Fame contest. (Please, don't go look for the pages. ;) ) Soon after that I became a part of the Provo Craft 'Dream Team', as it was called. It was the first time I'd ever been a part of a group that connected all over the world--via dial-up modem. To which, I didn't even have one at the time and would go over to my sister's house and use hers. We've come a long way baby! [...]

2017-10-17T15:57:35+00:00 March 16th, 2014|cards, pages|3 Comments

our lucky weekend continues with ‘gotta love this’

Before we get started, just a quick reminder that the giveaway ends tonight at midnight and the sale ends when the big Lucky Day is over (after Monday). Details on both are in the next two posts from the previous days. ________________________ Okay, today we our so very lucky to have Laura Vegas in the KBS house with her page. I love...love...seeing the brush script come to life here. Check it out: [ Designs | Click ('this look', negatives) / Something To Say ('gotta love this') / Heart Backgrounds / Need Directions? (arrow) ] Ooooh, did you see the stitching on [...]

2017-10-17T15:58:38+00:00 March 15th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|2 Comments