Fab Font Friday | Hello Stockholm

  Goodness gracious ladies and gentlemen! It's been quite a while since we've had a Fab Font Friday! I'm so excited to have it back 'round these parts now and again. Yay! Today's font is a really great brush script style. Take a look.     You can download the Hello Stockholm font--free for personal use--from HERE. Ordinarily I refrain from downloading fonts that require an email...because, why do they need it? But I really liked this font. It spoke to me and I kept coming back to it...and so I succumbed. I'm a little weird in that I decided to create a [...]

2017-04-28T13:30:17+00:00 April 28th, 2017|fonts|0 Comments

Lilac Obsessed

Lilacs. They are one of the most gorgeous, fragrant, short-lived, springtime pleasures. And last week I just couldn't get enough of them....which was why it was such a focus in my journal for the week.   The smell. Oh my goodness! I had to bring some in since it's been too cool to open the windows. I strategically planted the bush by the window where I sit most often and usually get to benefit from them, but this year...not so much. And my white-edged lilacs, which corner the the other end of our house, inspired the four-petal flower design in [...]

2017-04-26T05:53:55+00:00 April 26th, 2017|cuttables, stamps, travelers notebook|4 Comments

Everybody Needs A Big Pineapple

So a funny thing happened after my Sunday afternoon nap. I wasn't really even thinking of my Kauai album when the thought of this giant pineapple popped in my head.   And so yeah...this is what happens when a large pineapple pops in your head! As always, my objective in my traveler's notebooks is to keep things simple so I can get them done. And this one came together in about thirty minutes. Sometimes I have a tendency to over-think and mull things over. With this....I just let it ride. Here's how: Cut pineapple by tracing the PNG image from [...]

2017-05-09T10:51:05+00:00 April 25th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|1 Comment

April Showers Bring New Designs

  Spring is my second favorite season. Love the new life. It's like every day is a mystery as to what will pop up or out next. It's such a wonderful feeling seeing more and more color every day. Of course, this time of year it's also a mystery as to what weather we'll have. Rain? Snow? Sun? Major wind? All of the above in one day? Yup. That pretty much sums up the Utah 'sprinters'. All of this had me inspired to create this cute little kit under the umbrella (haha) of April Showers bringing May flowers.     [...]

2017-05-09T10:56:32+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|cuttables, printables|0 Comments

Travelers Notebook Tips

I get a lot of questions about how I use my traveler's notebook and templates, so today I thought I might share a few of those using this little spread here.   For those of you that have been with me for a while, you know how much I love laying out my page. While I do use Illustrator to do this, you can do it just as easily in Silhouette Studio.     I also have the luxury of using my actual stamp image...'cause...well...I make them, but you can simply draw a blank rectangle where you'd want to place those type [...]

2017-04-22T10:29:59+00:00 April 21st, 2017|photo templates, travelers notebook|2 Comments

Get More Into Your Planner

Space is a precious commodity. The more and more we save of our memories, the more and more space we occupy in our albums and by extension, our homes. I was just thinking about this red buffet of mine, full of scrapbook pages that I've done over the years and how much space they take up. Not that I regret doing them or the space they occupy, but in the grand scheme of things, I know I'm much happier condensing my life into smaller--and just as meaningful--pages, whether it's 8 1/2 x 11" or my much loved TNs (traveler's notebooks). [...]

2017-05-09T10:57:45+00:00 April 20th, 2017|planners, travelers notebook|3 Comments

Time To Get Busy

  I feel like I've been in bed or really just out of it for way too long. And when I say out of it, my brain is really out of it. The lack of iron--or oxygen moving in my body--must affect my brain as well. It takes a lot for me to focus and think straight. Now the mess in my studio is completely out of control and all I have wanted to do was get it organized again. And today, I'm completely motivated to get this space under control!     Is it just me? Please tell me [...]

2017-05-09T10:59:32+00:00 April 18th, 2017|everyday|10 Comments

Simplification = Ahhhhhh.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday. I miss dying the eggs and preparing the baskets. Two of my children did come home for church, but sadly I've been battling my health issues again and have been in bed the past few days--missed church and the big family dinner. Do you ever get sick and tired of being sick and tired? I was just starting to feel good again and then bam...more stuff goin' on. Such a pain. All I want to do is clean my house, organize and simplify! I'm craving it! And it appears that I'm not the only one [...]

2017-05-09T11:00:34+00:00 April 17th, 2017|travelers notebook|0 Comments

Thumbs Up

The KBS creative team never ceases to amaze me. I love seeing how their minds work with the designs available--things I would never think to do. Leave it to Paige to come up with gigantic hibiscus flowers using the 'itty bitty' Beach Vibes PNG file! Here my mind is stuck on small because, after all, the stamp is small. But Paige in her floralistic wisdom has turned the cute little thing into a gorgeous background for her page! Take a look....         Here's what Paige has to say: DESCRIPTION: This entire layout was inspired by the hibiscus flower [...]

2017-04-17T09:24:24+00:00 April 14th, 2017|pages|1 Comment

I Am Iron Man.

  This song has been stuck in my head for daaaaaays. A couple weeks ago I'd shared  here on the blog that I'd been having health some issues. The kind that seem to happen when a woman turns 50 or so. As a result I became severely anemic--like transfusion or infusion bound. But they preferred to try treating it with iron pills first. I'd had blood work done before I went to Kauai and didn't get the results until a couple days before we were to come home. At that point I wasn't ready to start taking iron, knowing that [...]

2017-04-13T06:47:40+00:00 April 13th, 2017|everyday|4 Comments