Friday Freebie | Everything Is Connected

It's no secret that I love being outdoors. I may not always get to be outdoors, but if I can sit up in the mountains with the swaying trees and the sound of the birds or by an ocean listening to the waves as them come crashing to shore…then I'm a happy camper. I thought this phrase was so appropriate for this time of year. Whether you get a trip up the canyon, head to the beach, or just enjoy time sitting in your backyard and appreciate the nature there…it's all connected. We are all connected.  And of course I [...]

July 31st, 2015|freebies|2 Comments

The Pancake: It’s Not Just For Breakfast

My son enjoys spending money--or enjoys dreaming of what he’s going to spend money on. (It’s true Zach, and you know it.) He’s always got some ‘cool thing’ that he wants to buy and it changes frequently. We’ll be talking about one thing one day--like a fly rod he wants or that he wants to take a trip somewhere, and the next day he comes home with a lens. This just happened at the beginning of the year. Of course, with this particular purchase, I was quite intrigued. Canon released a new lens in November of the pancake variety. And [...]

July 29th, 2015|photography|4 Comments

Friday Freebie | I’m On Top Of The World

We live in the wonderful world of car-sharing. Jordan works from 10-2, so I just let her take my car unless I need to go somewhere…like a couple weeks ago when I had to go to the dentist to get a new crown. Fun times…not. But when I do get to drive in my car, it's the one time I listen to the radio or Jordan puts on her Spotify music, which is sometimes the same as what I listen to on my iTunes and sometimes not. As we neared her place of employment, the Imagine Dragons song, 'I'm On [...]

July 24th, 2015|freebies|10 Comments

Christmas In July | Recording It All + Vinyl Video

I have a confession. I am not so good in the recording department. I always have good intentions. In fact, I even started this project last Christmas season. But as per usual, the craziness of the time got in the way. My kids are also older now (three, 20-25) and so that 'magic' part of it isn't really a part of our Christmas in the child-like sense. I've also not necessarily been one to record the whole month of December. Doing December Daily sounds like a grand idea at the time, but as usual, life is just so crazy. Well, [...]

July 19th, 2015|december daily, projects|8 Comments

Christmas In July | More Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Wow! We've had such an incredible week with our creative team, haven't we? So many wonderful ideas to help you get ahead of the game on your Christmas happenings. Well, we still have a couple days left in our Christmas In July event and a little more to share. Take a look at these gorgeous tags and treat bag ideas using the brand new Believe and Holiday Magic stamps from our lovely Naomi! Those tags…adorable. And the mint and snowflakes? divine.Here Naomi used the stamps as the coffee cup designs, and then used a simple tab punch that I had [...]

July 18th, 2015|cards, naomi atkins|Comments Off on Christmas In July | More Great Gift Giving Ideas!

Christmas In July | Christmas Cards and Ho Ho Ho Freebie

Today is a doubly fun day. It's Friday. It's Christmas in July. The freebie has got to be Christmas related, right? And if you follow me on social media, you'll have seen some negative space that I cut for a women's activity. The more I thought about it, the more I knew…it's gotta be the freebie. Right? I'd cut it in red originally because I needed red ho's, but of course I thought it would be so perfect in my traditional white-on-white. Yeah…loving that.  And, as someone suggested, you can turn it upside-down and it becomes a bunch of OH's. You [...]

July 17th, 2015|cards, freebies|5 Comments

Christmas In July | A Home Decor Gift For The Whole Year With Seasonably Said

Today we have a treat that's gonna last you all year long. It's a brand new kit called Seasonably Said.And it's on sale this week for our Christmas in July! This little ensemble of seven handwritten goodies came together because I wanted a set of fabulous phrases that I could swap in and out of a frame in different seasons throughout the entire year as a home decor piece. And I have to add here, that I've included four of my favorite words ever: inhale love, exhale gratitude. No four words have ever expressed more eloquently how I feel and act [...]

July 16th, 2015|digital shapes, projects|5 Comments

Christmas In July | Tags Made Easy-er

We've seen some gorgeous tags from Miss Layle and Miss Nichol using the brand new KBS stamps. But what if you're not a stamper and want take tag-making down to simple printing? Well take a look at these lovelies from Miss Maggie and here what she has to say! I looooove me some black and white! Take it away darlin'! The Christmas season is just 5 months away! Now, I know that may seem like a long time from now...but really, with the way time has been flying (at least for me) lately, we're closing in on crunch-time people. Come November I usually [...]

July 15th, 2015|cards, maggie massey, printables, projects|1 Comment

Christmas In July | Tags…Simplistic Elegance Be Thy Name

One of the best parts of my job is getting to see what other people make with KBS goodies. Particularly, each time my creative team sends me an email with their gorgeous works, I get giddy. And today's grouping of simplistically elegant tags from Nichol Magouirk is no exception. I am not what you'd call a traditional 'stamper'. And that is why I make the stamps I do. I like words that accentuate a page or designs where you can make a beautiful+simple tag or card. For those that wonder if stamping is for you…take a look at these amazing tags made [...]

July 14th, 2015|cards, nichol magouirk, stamps|9 Comments

Christmas In July Week | New Christmas Stamps!

It's true! Christmas in July has come to KBS! The more I've been in this business--and more importantly--the more I've had my own business, I've been amazed at how many people start preparing for Christmas now. Hello? Hobby Lobby even has their Christmas stuff out in June! So this week it's all about getting ahead in the game, or, getting caught up from last year's Christmas memory keeping festivities, like me. :) And to help you get ready, of course there's a sale all this week through Sunday! All the Christmas downloads can be found HERE.   To start off our [...]

July 13th, 2015|layle koncar, stamps|6 Comments