Weekly Summer Freebie | A Good Book

  With school starting and the fact that I haven't read for a while, books have been on my brain. I need to read a book. I have a couple that have been waiting for me. And if anyone needs something to read, you should check out my daughter's room. She's got her own little library going on. So this week's freebie, A Good Book, is for all those who are trying to get in their last bit of summer freedom in reading at the beach or in the backyard lounge chair...or for anything school related. :) And are you [...]

2017-08-20T19:54:16+00:00 August 21st, 2017|cuttables|5 Comments

Weekly Summer Freebie | That Summer Feeling

  I've done my best to enjoy the last little bit of that summer feeling, both in atmosphere and in creativity. We took a quick trip to California this weekend to visit family and to drive back with Jordan, who was working in the horse program at a Girl Scout Camp in Big Bear, California. Oh, and we may have rented a Honda CRV to go down through Kass' work. I wonder what car we might be buying next. ;) Today's freebie, That Summer Feeling, comes in the regular cut files and PNG file, but also includes a bonus watercolor print, [...]

2017-08-13T20:22:41+00:00 August 14th, 2017|cuttables|4 Comments

Weekly Summer Freebie | Lazy Days Background

  When I hear words associated with summer, they immediately put a smile on my face--except hot or heat. Those don't do anything for me in the smile category. I don't do heat. So I thought it was only appropriate to make a background with a plethora of happy summer words. The Lazy Days Background kit comes in 12 x 12", 8.5 x 11" and Travelers Notebook (4.125 x 8.25") sizes--in SVG, DXF and PNG file formats. There is much to do with these fine little backgrounds in all your summer keeping memories.   And on another note, I apologize for [...]

2017-08-08T13:58:41+00:00 August 8th, 2017|cuttables|10 Comments

Behind The Scenes | Maggie Massey

Oh my goodness gracious! It's Friday already! Where has the week gone? Can you believe we only have two more days after this of the sale? If you were unaware of the sale and were missing the natural endorphins released when saving, stamps are 20% off (discount already applied) and downloads and classes are 30% using the code BIRTHDAY7. It all ends Sunday night. Now, today brings the magical space of our last Creative Team member, Maggie.     I've been memory-keeping for as long as I can remember. I used to keep little pieces of memorabilia (gum wrappers (yep, [...]

2017-08-04T07:47:25+00:00 August 4th, 2017|organization|2 Comments

Behind The Scenes | Laura Vegas

I've tried many a-thing when it comes to organizing. I started out with a couple cheap tables and rolling carts underneath. Moved on to a Danish desk+hutch (before IKEA). Felt closed in and removed the hutch. Added tall narrow cabinets, more plastic bins, and more plastic bins...you would have been surprised at just how much stuff I could hold. After remodeling, I finally I scaled down to where I felt comfortable with the items I had and felt good with the organization of it all. That being said, I feel like it's always evolving. Always cleaning. Always thinking of other [...]

2017-08-03T07:37:38+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|organization|0 Comments

Behind The Scenes | Marcy Penner

I've been in this industry a looong time--almost 20 years now. For several of those years my studio area was so full of 'stuff' because I worked with Lisa Bearnson creating pages and managing a team of girls for QVC and my little 12x12 space was crammed. Over time a lot of that whittled away by giving product to so many people. In those days much of what I had sat on my surface space because I wanted what I used out where I could see it and access it freely. Well, about 3 1/2 years ago, that all changed [...]

2017-08-01T19:04:34+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|organization|0 Comments

Behind The Scenes | Paige Evans

I know we can all agree, we adore these girls on the KBS Creative Team! Their talent never ceases to amaze. I'm thrilled with every project they make and I'm always so excited to see how they'll use the KBS designs. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? Where the craft? What they love? A peek into their mad, mad, mad world? Well, this week we're all about that! We are getting a little glimpse at where they do their magic. And we are starting off with Paige today!     As I write this we [...]

2017-07-31T17:44:27+00:00 August 1st, 2017|organization|0 Comments

It’s A Birthday Celebration + Sale!

  Seven years ago this week I was preparing to start a whole new endeavor. One door had closed for me and another one opened. An adventure that I had no idea how it would turn out, how it would evolve, and how it would change my life. This Friday will mark seven years of my business.  I can't even believe seven years has gone by! I think about those first days, selling designs in the most simplest of ways--using a PayPal button in a blog post as well as a make-shift store page and emailing people their designs. Ya. [...]

2017-07-31T06:26:02+00:00 July 31st, 2017|stamps|10 Comments

April Showers

It's been a long time since we've had rain 'round these parts. But today and yesterday have been rainy and cool. We're talkin' upper 70s and low 80s for the high. Yay! The respite won't last long, however, as we get back up to our average mid to upper 90s in the next couple days. But I tell ya, it's been glorious and I'm enjoying the heck out of it for as long as it lasts. And it couldn't have been better timing for showing of this darling April Showers page by Paige! Here she is to tell ya all [...]

2017-07-26T07:31:23+00:00 July 26th, 2017|cuttables, pages|0 Comments

Photography | The Art of Compression

I love photography. I love learning about photography. I'm definitely not what people would consider a professional, but I do know a little. I know more than some and also know less than the 'professionals.' But I'm always learning. So when an a-ha moment comes my way, I get a little giddy. It's these little nuggets that I like to share with you. Today we're talking about Compression. And when I say 'talking' about it, I mean in the most basic and simplest of terms because first, that's the best way to remember and second, that's really all I know about [...]

2017-07-24T23:37:13+00:00 July 25th, 2017|photography|1 Comment