Memorial Day 2-Day Sale

  Thought this would be a grand weekend for a bit of a sale!(Excludes the Weekend Workshops.) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to take a moment to remember those that aren't with you anymore--for those that served and died protecting our country and for those others that were once a part of your everyday life. I don't think we ever stop missing them.

May 29th, 2016|everyday life|Comments Off on Memorial Day 2-Day Sale

Silhouette + Minc = Gold Debossed

I have been seeing so many gold embossed/debossed pretty things lately that I decided I needed make my own debossed card! It's super simple with a craft cutter, like Cricut or Silhouette and your Minc machine. I even did this without a light box. gasp. You can probably do this with many designs, but you know I love me some polkadots, so that's what I had to do. had. Here's how: Open a pattern or create your own. Once you have the pattern for print, fill it with black so you can print it for use with your Minc. Make a copy of [...]

May 26th, 2016|tips and tricks|1 Comment

Fab Font Friday | Aprillia Script

Ohhhh, who doesn't love a good brush script font?! There are so many out there available...and for free too! And today, we're talkin' about Aprillia Script. The great thing about some of these free fonts is that you can get the main alphabet for free. If you want the swirly twirlies, not only do you buy the whole font (which is usually pretty reasonable), more than likely you'll need something like Adobe Illustrator to access the extra characters known as glyphs. So keep that in mind. What I Like: The thick and thin of it all! The playful hand-written look, [...]

May 20th, 2016|fonts|5 Comments

Over Hill + Dale

If you've been watching social media, you know that I took a little getaway to California to visit family over the past long weekend. I wanted to make it a goal to take more video and have some fun learning how to do all that--just using my iPhone. I also thought it would be fun to show the actual drive, for those that don't live 'round these parts. I didn't realize just how much footage I took of driving down there...and actually wish I would have taken more! I wish I would have captured more of the towns we drive [...]

May 19th, 2016|travel|10 Comments

New Weekend Workshop: Getaway!

Little weekend getaways are the best, aren’t they? A few days to help you rejuvenate and be ready to tackle the week ahead. We all need them once in a while, yes? And we need to be able to document them, yes? Well, this Weekend Workshop is perfect for just such an occasion! A simple little 4x6 book to make before you go or after you come back. It’s perfect for sliding into your traveler’s notebook too! In the KBS Weekend Workshops, it’s all about increasing your MAD (make, alter, design) skills using Silhouette Studio as your creative base. Don’t [...]

May 11th, 2016|classes|3 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day

It's been 12 years since I lost my mom. She was only 65 at the time. So many times I think, 'Gee, my mom would get a kick out of this.' I always miss her.  So on this, the day of celebrating mothers, be sure to give your mom or your kids--or the favorite women in your life--extra hugs and take a picture with them! I wish I had more pictures with my mom. Today is a perfect time to do it. It's your day to be pampered. Enjoy it! And you can download this freebie to use as a last [...]

May 8th, 2016|freebies|4 Comments

(i)NSD | Good Day Sunshine

Ahhh...the big (inter) National Scrapbook Day has arrived! We've had an amazing week, yes? Got lots of ideas and designs and templates to get ya goin' for today? I sure hope you're ready for this day that celebrates the awesomeness of memory keeping! Today we have one last page to showcase--to get those ideas spinning--from our friend from down under....Miss Emma! [ Designs | Good Day Sunshine ] Ohhhh, this girl is speakin' my language! There's nothing dreamier than white on white. Love how Emma popped the title up off the page too! It's all just beautiful! Let's hear what Emma has to [...]

May 7th, 2016|pages|Comments Off on (i)NSD | Good Day Sunshine

(i)NSD | Words of a Handwritten Nature

What is it about handwritten words? Remember when it seemed that everyone wanted to get away from the hand drawn letters and use fonts? Now, it appears, we're kickin' it old school and reverting back to all things written by hand. What goes around, comes around, eh? There are so many awesome styles out there right now too. I wish I could write like many that I see. But I believe it would require the 'p' word, and 'practice' apparently isn't in my vocabulary. It was something I used to do as a teenager. I'd write all the time--just doodling around. [...]

May 6th, 2016|pages|1 Comment

(i)NSD | Just Add Color + Class Sale!

You all know I love white, right? It's just the dreamiest of backgrounds. I've been a huge fan for years and years. I love how other colors pop when combined with white, not to mention just how much your photos really stand out when paired with white. In today's world, we have more options for adding color to play our whites. Stamps and super fun things like mists! Check out what our Miss Maggie has been doing with her whites! And note the designs she used. It's the same one Emma used yesterday. I love it when our creative peeps use [...]

May 5th, 2016|pages|Comments Off on (i)NSD | Just Add Color + Class Sale!

(i)NSD Week| Spring and Summer…Here We Come!

After a week of gloomy, cold + rainy weather, yesterday's taste of spring and hope of summer has swept me away. It swept me away high in the mountains with my husband at Strawberry Reservoir where he went fishing and I sat in my reclining camp chair...and didn't do a darn thing, even though I'd brought work and even a book. I basked in the sunlight, feeling the warmth on my face. I listened to the sounds of the birds--particularly enjoying the Canadian geese and loons. The sound carries for long distances, so you could even hear the guys chatting [...]

May 4th, 2016|cuttables, pages|Comments Off on (i)NSD Week| Spring and Summer…Here We Come!