One of the amazing parts of the holidays is having guests over. New friends, old friends, and everyone in between. We apparently like to party here at KBS. ;)

And we love having guests when they bring us the sweetest Christmas desserts!

Everyone say hello to Miss Stephanie Bryan!

Stephanie has brought us great tidings of joy to KBS…some very sweet treats indeed. Check it out.

Hi there!! I’m so excited to be here on Kerri’s blog ringing in the month of December! I had so much fun playing around with some of Kerri’s designs! You really can get lost in her sweet little shop, right?? Her script words are by far my very favorite and I couldn’t help myself from cutting out a bunch! I took two different approaches with my these projects, but as you will see, the lovely script Christmas words just make everything pop!!

I began by cutting out a few words on a piece of glitter paper. The sparkly gold glitter paper in combination with Kerri’s words was just fantastic! And they just screamed Christmas to me! After I had a few cut out words, I mod podged a some of them to several pieces of white chipboard. I contemplated creating a mini album of our past Christmas pictures, but then I decided I really wanted to create a Christmas card album. I say that I’m going to create one every year, but I never get around to it!! Not this year! I’m all ready to go!! After my words were adhered to the chipboard, I ran the chipboard through my sewing machine to create a fun, handmade look to the book. Then I added in a few rings and some of the Christmas cards we’ve already received this year!! I just love this little book! It’s so easy to put together, and so easy to leave sitting out in our living room for everyone to see!!

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I had a few more words leftover after my Christmas card book and decided to put together a sweet little layout from our very first Christmas as a family of four. My precious son was only a few days old in these pictures, so it really was awesome to reminisce on these days!! I created three little flip up cards using extra patterned paper and my photos! I love adding interactive bits and pieces on my layouts! I included my journaling under the photos, as well as the date and little embellishment!! To finish the page, I added Kerri’s glitter “Christmas” hand drawn word and a few vellum stars. I felt like the delicate word paired so nicely with a few transparent stars!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!!! I am ever so grateful to Kerri for inviting me to play along at her holiday party!! Merry Christmas everyone!

 

[ Designs | December 25 (words) ]

 

Um. Yeah. Can you say beautiful?

The simplicity of all the pages with the words is just amazing. And I really should buy me some sparkly paper. Did I just say that out loud? Those are not words you hear coming out my mouth…like ever. She just makes it too darn gorgeous to not want to do it.

And I simply adore the book idea for all the cards and photo cards we get each year. That is a brilliant idea!!

Thanks so much for coming to the KBS house for the holidays Stephanie! Next time I’ll be sure to get the hot cocoa on–mini marshmallows will be a must.


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And now it’s time for the one-day only  freebie!

I have to admit. I’m having small love affair with trees. First yesterday, and now today. And I think this little pair has got to be my current fave–especially the tall two-layer tree.

Must…use…soon!

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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.