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This week I’m taking the entire week off and focusing all on my family and home. Without going into details (because it’s personal), we’ve had some rough times in our neck of the woods that began the day before Thanksgiving and has affected our family this holiday season. Truth be told, it’s been hard for some of us to get into the spirit of Christmas. When an event like this happens (it isn’t a typical situation), it just makes you want to be surrounded by the people you love and hold dear and appreciate every little moment. And that’s what [...]

2017-05-19T08:04:46+00:00 December 24th, 2014|digital shapes|11 Comments

Last Minute Card Idea

Nothing says joy and fun like confetti, does it? Just one look at it makes you giddy. Especially when it's wrapped up in a little 'package' and you can shake it around and see where it goes inside. Colorful. Bright. Shiny.  It's what Laura's card is all about today. [ Designs | Santa's Workshop: Toys Only (envelope) / December Twenty-Five (do not open) / Confetti (confetti) ] I adore this idea! I love that Laura stitched at transparency on the front of a petal envelope to contain all that fluttery fun. What a great idea! Here's what Laura has to say: Now [...]

2017-05-19T08:07:27+00:00 December 20th, 2014|cards, laura vegas|2 Comments

Pretty Little Packages

Be still my heart. If you are looking for some last-minute gift idea, look no further because Miss Nichol has some of the most amaaaaaazing ideas right here. [ Designs | The Pillow Box (pillow boxes) / Santa’s Workshop (box, bow, snowflake) Can I just say *squeal*?! I'm absolutely giddy. Who wouldn't want a gift wrapped up in shiny gold packaging…it's just ever-so dreamy. I think this is gorgeous just 'as is' too…put it under a little tree, just for fun. Nichol always has fabulous packaging going on every year, and this year is just absolutely beautiful!  Hmm. I may just have [...]

2017-05-19T08:09:19+00:00 December 18th, 2014|cards, nichol magouirk, projects|3 Comments

Merry Little Words

There's a brand new kit out today! It's the perfect little accent for all your Christmas memories and gifts. Just a bunch of Merry Little Words.   So here's how it goes: There are three styles, white, colored and distressed. The first two come in the form of cut files (and PNG) so you can change the colors to whatever tickles your tinsel. It comes with a 'frame' file for Print+Cuts so that you don't have to rely on the boxes to cut. Because if you do use the boxes, you'll get it double cutting where the lines of each [...]

2017-05-19T08:16:06+00:00 December 17th, 2014|digital shapes|3 Comments

The Awkward Christmas Photo

Jordan decided she wanted to make her own Christmas cards to send to her friends on LDS missions using a photo of herself in awkward styling and awkward posing and, I might add, weird filtering. No, our walls are not pink. I will neither confirm nor deny that the sweater belonged to me in the late 80s. (Hey, I loved that sweater.) She wanted the dog or the cat to help her make the perfect awkward photo and we figured the dog would be easier to work with. In all actuality, it may have been a toss-up…he's such a big [...]

2017-05-19T09:12:46+00:00 December 16th, 2014|everyday life|3 Comments

Chicken+Wild Rice Soup

A week or two ago I was on a quest for an awesome Chicken+Wild Rice Soup recipe. You may remember me asking about recipes on Facebook. I love that soup and it's so hard to come by. And to top it off, my favorite place to get it on rare occasions, Kneaders, wasn't making it anymore. So sad. So rather than try to find some place that made this most awesome blend of flavors in one great soup, I decided I would search to find my own so I could make it at my own will and savory pleasure. I didn't necessarily [...]

2017-08-19T17:07:34+00:00 December 15th, 2014|recipes|5 Comments

Oh…hello winners!

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. ;) Here are the winners of the $25 gift cards! JEN D - DECEMBER 11, 2014 - 6:23 AMMARY LEWIS - DECEMBER 11, 2014 - 8:56 AMDAWN HOWELLS - DECEMBER 12, 2014 - 7:46 AM Congratulations ladies! Email me at and I'll get ya all set!

2014-12-14T09:06:20+00:00 December 14th, 2014|everyday life|4 Comments

12 Days of Christmas | Day 12 | Santa + Elves + Lots of Words

We are down to the twelfth and final day of our 12 Days of Christmas event. Have you had as much fun as I have? I have loved seeing what our creative team has made with their two little pink hands. Our guests have been absolutely delightful. And I hope you were able to stock up on some free goodies throughout the past couple weeks. If you could hear my big round of applause for all these talented ladies, it would be most deafening. It's a grand time of year, is it not? But I haven't even begun shopping, really. And let's not [...]

2017-05-19T09:17:36+00:00 December 12th, 2014|maggie massey, pages|23 Comments

12 Days of Christmas | Day 11 | Another Giveaway!!

I know, right? Can you hardly stand it? Today I'm giving away three of these babies! To be entered, leave a comment with your favorite Christmas tradition and I'll draw winners on Saturday! __________________ Today's one-day-only freebie was greatly inspired by one of the new Christmas stockings I bought this year. I totally loved the idea of having pom poms on a stocking! This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE. __________________ And now the winner of the Cathy Zielske A Very Merry Hipmas kit: CHARLENE - DECEMBER 9, 2014 - [...]

2017-05-19T09:19:21+00:00 December 11th, 2014|everyday life|265 Comments

12 Days of Christmas | Day 10 | Dashing Through The Snow

I want to be dashing through the snow. I don't need a one-horse open sleigh…just gimme some snow to dash in, alright? This 50 degree stuff in December is 'nice', but I need some snow. I guess until I get some, I can gaze upon the beauty of this little number by Layle. Our story begins with narration from Layle herself: Last December, I told my husband and our boys that all I wanted for Christmas from them was an afternoon of snow shoeing together, and that's what I got (albeit an early Christmas presents)! Kerri's Hello December kit of 3x4 cards [...]

2017-05-19T13:19:18+00:00 December 10th, 2014|layle koncar, project life|23 Comments