My Life Has Been A Closed Book

Alright. So, not a 'closed book' in the usual sense. But rather, it's been a life of literally closed books. On a rare occasion I may have read a Mary Higgins Clark book or a Dan Brown book...even if it took me about a year to finally read the last one I had. But pretty much, I just haven't had the time--or taken the time--to read. All that changed this year with my One Little Word, illuminate. I decided that I needed to take that time to expand my horizons in the printed word--something  longer than a paragraph and leaning towards a [...]

2017-10-18T08:41:29+00:00 October 18th, 2017|books|1 Comment

Long Story Short

I think one of the main reason's why I love a travelers notebook is because you can document a bit of time in a small amount of space. I love the idea of keeping things small and efficient. At least that's how I've been feeling the past two or three years. We'll see what happens in two or three more. ;) I like the idea of keeping the long story short. Not every 'story' needs all the details. It's more about documenting a slice of life. Sometimes, less is more. And I love what our darling Marcy has to share with [...]

2017-10-17T05:58:14+00:00 October 17th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

A Fall Moment

If there's one thing you gotta do in the fall, it's head for the hills....uh...mountains. The changing scenery and colors is always breathtaking. One of the popular spots to do that is the Alpine Loop. It's been tugging at me to do for the past couple weeks and finally yesterday, my bestie and Jordan took a quick little adventure up the American Fork Canyon side, stopping for a small 'hike' along the Timpanooeke Trail and at our usual digs, a campground up the canyon. We didn't have a lot of time, but my soul just needed to get out and [...]

2017-10-12T06:39:52+00:00 October 12th, 2017|everyday, utah adventures|2 Comments

Christmas Greetings

This time last year was not my best year in the land of work. As a result, most of my time was spent working on a new site, but additionally, I had my son's wedding to prepare for. His (at the time) soon-to-be mother-in-law asked if I would design a large print of a quote she loved for the wedding. During the process, I thought, 'Hmm...this would be a really fun look for some Christmas songs.' It was coming up on the holiday season, after all. I whipped up one to see what it would be like and that's as [...]

2017-10-11T05:54:23+00:00 October 11th, 2017|cards, printables|2 Comments

Travelers Templates in Holiday Style!

  I love having choices...variety....getting the most bang for my buck, as it were. And that's why I thought it would be awesome to have a set of templates that wouldn't be specific to one holiday, but two...and even all year long. Today I present to you, Travelers Templates: Holiday Style.   This unique set of ten templates has a variety options for text and photos. Even though these were made with Christmas and Thanksgiving (gratitude + family) in mind, many are universal and can be used all year. They are 4.125 x 8.25 to fit into a traveler's notebook. Additionally, [...]

2017-10-10T06:25:39+00:00 October 10th, 2017|photo templates, travelers notebook|8 Comments

Food, Glorious Food.

I do love me some glorious food. And with the holidays just around the corner, I can't wait for all those tasty bits that only seem to come 'round this time of year. We often take pictures of the big Thanksgiving feast or Christmas dinner. But I also love documenting about food all through the year. I often include what we make for Sunday dinner or where Dan and I go to eat out--I think it's incredibly important to include in your story. It gives your posterity a little 'taste' of your life. ;) That's why I'm totally in love [...]

2017-10-09T05:47:35+00:00 October 9th, 2017|cuttables, pocket page scrapbooking, printables|0 Comments

Get Your Tags Ready!

  You all know how much of a fan I am of tags. I love store-bought tags, but I also love cutting my own! When you cut your own, you get to pick the color or style of cardstock, you get to pick the size, and you get to pick any 'accessories' that may accompany it. One of my favorite tag designs in the store is the classic Office Tag with the curvy reinforcement. And with all the fun holidays coming up quickly, this is the perfect tag to cut out a bundle to have on hand. To make a [...]

2017-10-05T07:26:50+00:00 October 5th, 2017|crafts, stamps, tips and tricks|0 Comments

Deck The Halls Stamps

We have another great showcase of the brand new stamps for this month. This time Paige is showing Deck The Halls off in fine fashion!       Oh what fun it is! I loooove this! This is freakin' adorable! Here's Paige to tell you how it all came together: I began by die cutting three Office Tags from smooth white cardstock and the hole punch part from kraft cardstock. For the floral wreath tag I stamped a whole bunch of leaves, pine cones, and holly berries in their usual colors (greens, reds, and browns) onto smooth white cardstock. Instead [...]

2017-10-02T04:45:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|cards, cuttables, stamps|0 Comments

Hello October. Hello New Stamps!

Oh boy! I have been waiting for this day for quite some time. Holiday stamps are always one of my favorites and we have two beauties here for you! Say hello to Hocus Pocus and Deck the Halls!   If you're thinking that Hocus Pocus isn't 'new', it's because we did a preorder on the stamp set at the beginning of September so that we could make sure that those who wanted to get one of these limited time only stamps, could. Now that we're at its official release date, we have a limited amount available to purchase. We will not restock [...]

2017-10-01T18:01:07+00:00 October 1st, 2017|crafts, stamps|0 Comments

Getting Ready For Halloween

  Every year I get ready to decorate, I seem to do basically the same thing, but add something or remove's always changing yet always familiar. Last year I added the Pumpkin sign and this year? It's the brand new Retro Art: Halloween sittin' there in the frame on the right. The Retro Art is so fun for a large print and amazing as a small piece printed on a card for Project Life or other scrapbooking fun. If you want to see how I printed mine to use in a frame, check out this post. Over the years [...]

2017-09-29T12:56:00+00:00 September 29th, 2017|everyday life|3 Comments