the beauty of winter

I love winter photos. The stillness of the snow, the contrast as it sits on the's magical. My  favorite memory of the most iconic picturesque winter moment was when Zach wanted to go skiing at Sundance for his 12th birthday (I think it was 12). It's at the end of November and we'd just had a major snow storm. As we were traveling up the canyon, the Heber Creeper--an old timey train--came puffing along through the snow-filled trees. It was the most beautiful serendipitous thing I'd ever seen . . . and I didn't take a picture. It will [...]

February 3rd, 2014|naomi atkins, pages|2 Comments

lovin’ the love sale

Hello February. Haven't seen you for like a whole year now. It's funny how this month makes you start thinking about how spring will be coming next month. Well, supposedly it comes. It's usually sprinter 'round these parts. But I look at our matted down grass from the snow that's melted away and just get a crusty look on my face. Can't wait for that freshness of spring. Soon. It'll be here soon. February not only starts the longing for spring, but it's a month full of love. And in our household, it's double the love because we have an anniversary [...]

February 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

just my type

I love words. I love typography. It truly makes me giddy to see something said in style. And that's how today's Valentine or love-related kit has come to light. It's called Just My Type. There are a variety of sentiment styles here. If you notice, there are three sets of script words. One is trimmed perfectly for a 12x12 page. One has all the itty bitties of the rest of the letters. And one is in a long column style. You know me and variety. And then there are the stacked words you can see there on the left. I [...]

January 29th, 2014|digital kits|6 Comments


Valentine's Day is just around the corner and you may be wondering just what kind of card to make for your loved ones. Well, look no further because Nichol has got something to share with you today for just such an occasion! [ Designs | February Fourteen (xo) / Banners / Life Additions #2 (frame) ] I love how Nichol used the innards and outards or the xo! Talk about maximizing your art! Two completely unique cards using one cut. seriously. love. Here's what Nichol has to say:  I am loving the look of white on white anything with small pops of color. I thought [...]

January 28th, 2014|cards, nichol magouirk|4 Comments


I have to say that I am indeed lucky to be out of the winter inversion in Utah--oh the air is so bad--and basking in some glorious sunshine in beautiful Florida. Okay, so maybe it's not so much basking per se, since I'm indoors working, but I do see beautiful skies here and there. And how lucky am I to have this piece of art from our lovely Layle. [ Designs | More Background Basics ] I love how cheery that page is! And putting in the pieces of complementary colors reminds me of doing a puzzle. It truly is a piece of art! [...]

January 23rd, 2014|layle koncar, pages|1 Comment

hsn coming this friday!

Big day on Friday! Lots of crafting to be shared for sure. Going to enjoy some warmer temps and fresher air. :) If you haven't seen this yet? Project Life Cinnamon Edition is on sale for 19.95, including  a big pack of pocketed page protectors. An amazing deal! Seriously. And when they are gone, they are gone.     Showtimes for Friday are  8:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET. You won't want to miss it!

January 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

what i believe

What I believe is that Miss Laura has done it again. :) Photo? Center stage. Accents? Simplistically and beautifully done. [ Designs | The History Project (What I Believe) / Pack Your Bags (love) ] Another one I absolutely adore! The photos from the two pages (yesterday+today) are simply breathtaking. Laura does an amazing job with accenting them in a way that has such character and yet still let's the photo do the talking. love. Here's what Laura has to say: Every once in a while, I come across a photo that I just fall in love with. The two photos [...]

January 15th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|3 Comments

love this photo  |  love this page

I'm a huge fan of letting the photos do the talking and Laura did just that with the simplistic awesomeness of this page. [ Designs | Heart Backgrounds / Love This Photo ] I love everything about this. The choice of paper for the heart shaped background, the pop of color in the title,  the great big photo...all of it. It's just beautiful. This is the first of two simplistically lovely layouts, so be sure to check in tomorrow and see what else Laura has to share and say. i love this page.  

January 14th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|7 Comments

i blame this thing

Meet Tweety. My cute little baby bird of a Mac. This sweet little thing came into my life last February when the downstairs became a shell of its former glory (pfff....not glory...outdated mess). I always felt chained to my Big Mama Mac (aka, Witch Hazel. Looney Tunes fans here). Always in my office. Sitting in that chair. In the space that existed with the television so that I  could still be a part of the family while working. I was excited to get my little Tweety bird because it allowed me to fly away from that space--even when it was [...]

January 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|15 Comments

and the winner is…

The randomly drawn winner of the Studio Calico Life Scripted class is:    LAURA G - JANUARY 10, 2014 - 1:05 PM Congratulations Laura! Email me at and I'll get you on your way!

January 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments