finding joy in the ordinary

This is my motto that I pretty much live by. I don't take anything for granted and enjoy even the smallest of things or moments. It's what I feel creates a happy life because you're always appreciating....well....everything. Perspective is key to a happy life. And that's why I love this page from Layle that showcases her backyard and the peacefulness it brings to her. I can relate to that. Okay, not my backyard because the dog owns it, but I have other places that do the same thing for me. [ Designs | Find Joy In The Ordinary / Life [...]

2017-06-05T12:33:04+00:00 June 30th, 2014|layle koncar, pages|1 Comment

time well spent

Hey all! It's a little crazy here in the land of Bradford. It's been a really weird week--and that was just by Wednesday yesterday. I'm a little nervous to see how the rest of it turns out. ;) So I'm just popping in real quick with a layout share from Miss Naomi.   [ Designs | Well Traveled (sunset) / Happy Stuff (time well spent + good stuff) ] Lots of great fun words to showcase this summery beach-themed layout!And a wonderful idea to make a border of words down the side of the page! Okay, now let's hope my [...]

2017-06-05T12:36:35+00:00 June 26th, 2014|naomi atkins, pages|3 Comments

Two-Fer Tuesday: Words. Words. Words.

It's no secret, I'm a fan of words and using them as a graphic element on my pages. It's just so much more expressive than anything you can put on there--it adds journaling, sentiments, people names, name it. So today's Two-Fer Tuesday is all about the words. And today, there are two brand new kits for that! One summer related and one just for fun.       I'm seriously on a handwritten kick right now. I just can't seem to get enough. And now for the sale items...on sale for today only for $2.99. More graphics elements to [...]

2017-05-21T07:04:36+00:00 June 24th, 2014|cuttables|3 Comments

my son: the wildlife photographer

So Zach just went to Yellowstone this past weekend--with the intention of doing a lot of fishing. Instead, he and his friend were having much more fun watching the wildlife in the park. They saw probably just about every animal imaginable that weekend...and what a show it was! They even had  a scope and hung out with some of the people that watched the wolves that were like two miles away. No way to get pictures of them, but boy oh boy, just check out the pictures he got of the animals that were closer to him! And he does [...]

2017-05-21T07:10:20+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|16 Comments

Simple Stories + KBS: Day 6

Can you believe that we have come to our last and final day of this wonderful team up week? I hope you have been just as inspired as I have by all these incredibly talented ladies! But we still have one more to see here at KBS and at Simple Stories...and that would be from Nichol Magouirk! [ Designs | Photo Montage / Photo Strips #1 / This+That Summertime (title) / Enjoy The Sunshine (sunshine) / Simplicities: Best Thing Ever (tab) / Background Basics (circle background) ] I do believe Nichol has captured the essence of her summer on this two-page spread with these thirty-one photos. Thirty-one, I [...]

2017-06-05T12:45:17+00:00 June 21st, 2014|nichol magouirk, pages|12 Comments

Friday Freebie  •  Page  •  Silhouette Video Tutorial

So, a funny thing happened last week. When I was making the sunshine freebie for last week I had a song stuck in my head. And sadly, because I don't know all the words, the only thing that kept going through my head was...sing it with me...Good Day Sunshine....bah da da da da da da.....Good Day Sunshine.... And on and on and on. Then Naomi sent me her page and I saw the Simple Stories 'Good Day Sunshine' title on there. And I thought, 'What a coincidence.' It wasn't until I was chatting with Layle that I realized that their [...]

2017-06-05T12:48:56+00:00 June 20th, 2014|pages, video tutorials|23 Comments

Simple Stories + KBS Day 4 and GIVEAWAY!

We are on day four...of our Simple Stories and KBS team up. We've seen some amazing things and every day I look forward to what's being shared on both blogs! Some crazy talented people, wouldn't ya say? And today is no exception with this page from Miss Laura! [ Designs | This+That Freedom (sunburst); Summer Lovin' ('sunshine'); July Four ('hot') ] There is so much eye candy goin' on here, I don't even know where to begin! Love the frame cut from the word paper. The sunburst with flecks of mist. The mix of the wood grain chipboard letters with [...]

2017-06-05T12:50:16+00:00 June 19th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|163 Comments

Simple Stories + KBS Team Up: Day 3

Our little extravaganza continues this fine Wednesday with more Simple Stories + KBS wonderfulness from Miss Naomi. Let's check it all out! [ Designs | Summer Lovin' ('summertime') / In Transit ('summer' subway art) / Half Pints #1 (photo templates) Okay, so seriously, all that stuff from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine kit goes so well with cut files from KBS. And remember in yesterday's post how I mentioned that the photo templates work amazingly with the Simple Stories? Yep. That's what Naomi did here! Does that not just make you excited for summer? I love how Simple Stories' [...]

2017-06-05T12:54:01+00:00 June 18th, 2014|naomi atkins, pages|9 Comments