it’s back!

Memorial Day is over and that weekend is generally considered the big kick-off to summer. So do you know what that means? The 'Summer of the Friday Freebie' is back! Every Friday until Labor weekend there will be a freebie for you to have forever and ever. And for today's  freebie? All I kept thinking of when I thought summer + freebie was... To download this--forever free--click here. Have a great summer! :)

2017-05-21T07:50:30+00:00 May 30th, 2014|freebies|31 Comments

last week in pictures.

Still on the crazy side of life, but thought I'd share a picture story of a few things that happened last week. My first rose of the year. A beautiful day at a wedding. Boys will be boys...will be boys trying to be acrobats.Otherwise entitled: When cousins get together.Not the best photo, but shares the story. Wish these were in my yard. [ at the temple ] Seeing this sweet face via email that I don't get to see in person for almost another year. (Okay, so this was just yesterday. :) ) Birthday dinner. My dad, sister and her [...]

2017-05-21T07:55:01+00:00 May 27th, 2014|everyday|3 Comments


Hey all! Just popping in to say that I really do exist. Life has just been super crazy this week. Hopefully some normality will resume shortly. In the meantime, this was my office space yesterday and I so enjoyed finally 'getting out.' :)

2017-05-21T07:57:23+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|everyday|3 Comments

Starts Monday

In case you didn't realize what time of May it is.... And you can save $5 on the class price if you sign up by Monday.

2017-05-29T19:07:20+00:00 May 17th, 2014|classes|2 Comments

Scale Tool? Workin’ Cool.

There was one thing that really bothered me about the Scale tool in the previous Studio software. It didn't work right.  If you were to rotate a square 45 degrees and change the width, rather than it changing horizontally--from side to side, it still looked at it in that square form and would change it on the diagonal like this: Soooooo frustrating! But now? If you change the width of a rotated square, you know what you get? A diamond shape! Yahoo! I'm beyond thrilled that Scale now works as it should! elated. truly. On that note, have a wonderful [...]

2017-05-29T19:57:11+00:00 May 16th, 2014|silhouette, tips and tricks|4 Comments

Love You To The Moon And Back

I can't believe we are now half way through May. It's felt more like March this past week and will feel more like June later this week. Can I just be set with some constant lovely 70s weather for a while? None of this extreme weather on both ends of the spectrum? 70s are my favorite. :) We have a bit of loveliness coming from Naomi today. [ Design | Say What (title) ] Love the wispy, ethereal  with a hint of vintage look. Perfect for that phrase! Naomi used the title really big, cut it from white, and inked it [...]

2017-06-08T13:47:33+00:00 May 15th, 2014|naomi atkins, pages|1 Comment

printing + color profiles

First and foremost, let me start off by saying I am in no way an expert when it comes to all things Photoshop/Elements and printing. :) But for some time my photos were printing on the yellow side. And this is strange because my Epson Photo Stylus 1400 printer tends to not print yellow. It's been something I've dealt with for years--always having to clean my print heads because the yellow gets clogged up. Well, not too long ago I decided to figure out what was going on. I brought my camera-shootin' photo-printin' daughter down to see if we couldn't figure [...]

2017-05-29T20:05:27+00:00 May 13th, 2014|printing, tips and tricks|6 Comments

Collegiate Decisions.

This is an exciting time of year for a few certain 17 + 18 year old kids.  A little thing called graduation just may be right around the corner. In addition to that? Choosing a college. Such an important decision. What do they want to do for the rest of their lives? What place will provide the best education...or the best entertainment? So many things to factor in. Sometimes It's not the easiest of choices either. I love what Laura has done here to capture her daughter's collegiate choice. Scoping out the campus and writing up the reasons why she's excited to go. [...]

2017-06-08T13:54:49+00:00 May 12th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|1 Comment

friday freebie: let’s just do today

I don't think I've heard four more important words than these lately. They are powerful. They send a message. They create empowerment. They create attitude. They also create a sense of living in the moment and working on the day--being submerged in everyone around you and those that you love. It makes you want to just hug everyone close to you and savor each moment. It's a mantra from a dear friend of mine who's battling cancer....again. I can't even imagine. She has an amazing spirit, a positive attitude, and a generous heart. She will do anything for you and [...]

2017-05-29T20:08:34+00:00 May 9th, 2014|freebies|20 Comments

The Mysterious Case of the Runaway Contact

So a weird thing happened a couple weeks ago. I've worn contacts for 30 years now and never in my life have I not put a contact into its case. But one morning, with my out-of-focus vision, I gently placed my finger into the right side of the case and nothing attached to it. I brought that tiny cup of water up close to my eye so I could see it and there was no saucer-shaped blue outline of contact there. Where on earth did it go? Did it dissolve? I looked on the lid, because sometimes that happens and nope, [...]

2017-10-17T15:16:30+00:00 May 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment