hello there  •  week-long showcase

I think that one of my all-time favorite classes here at KBS is the Hello There card class. Okay, maybe it's a toss-up with Just Add Color and Design Secrets. (We'll see if Here There Everywhere class takes over as number one eventually. ;) ) The class shows how to create ten fabulous cards that not only are fun to make, but what you learn adds to your Silhouette repertoire of design skills that you can use on any project, not just cards.  That's why I though it would be fun to do a little showcase on the class with [...]

2017-06-08T17:27:04+00:00 April 14th, 2014|cards, nichol magouirk|2 Comments

friday freebie: leafy branch

This has been an absolutely gorgeous week here in Utah. Lots of sunshine, temps in the 70s, even saw that the leaves popped out on my lilac bush yesterday. Now I can't wait for the blossoms! But there are plenty of other blossoms around on other trees and it's just gorgeous seeing the lovely colors of white and pink mixed with green leaves and a big blue sky. Spring. It's inspiring. Which is why I have this little slice as a freebie just for you. To download, click on the image or click HERE. I hope you all have a [...]

2017-05-29T20:13:05+00:00 April 11th, 2014|freebies|26 Comments

and the winners are…

Thanks so much for all your comments. I loved reading about your favorite or dream vacation destinations. Some of them are the same as mine. :) And now for the randomly drawn winners! They are:   Judi Markel   Traci Penrod   Melinda Couden Congratulations ladies! I will be emailing you with the details on how to get on your merry way! And one last thing.... That's next Tuesday....in case you hadn't done your taxes yet either. ;)

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments

a giveaway + new kits

Well now, last Thursday was a big day with the announcement of the new Here There Everywhere class. I have so many exciting designing techniques to share...I'm just plain excited! So I thought it might be fun to do a little giveaway of the new class.(If you win and have already purchased it, no worries, I'll take care of ya. :) ) But before we get to the 'how-to-win' of it all, I thought I'd share the two latest kits. You can get Let's Go when you purchase the new class through April 15. But if you wanted to buy it without the [...]

2017-06-08T17:33:21+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|145 Comments

Brand New Class: Here There Everywhere

I have been waiting and waiting to do this class. It's been percolating for months now. If you didn't already know this about me.... i love to travel.And last fall when my hubby and I decided to get out of town for the upcoming winter, I thought that making a travel journal was going to be so cool to do 'on the road'. But it's funny how desires change. I think all the traveling we did from September to December completely burned us out and we had no desire to go anymore. Which was a good thing because of all [...]

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|classes|21 Comments

a little quiet here

I know it's been a little on the quiet side of things here. I've got something fun up my sleeve. Won't be long now. Thought I'd give you a tiiiiiny sneak of what's been going on in my little studio the past few days....besides having to give a talk in church yesterday. Oy! So glad that's over.  Nope. Not in Florida. This was a picture that we took when we were there last fall. :)

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

i love color.

What can I say? I just do. So many beautiful shades and so many wonderful sparks of creation that it can ignite. Every once in a while I go on a color hunt, and last night was one of them. Pinterest. Isn't it awesome? I was seriously in heaven. I pin them all, but you know what else I like to do? I like to put them all onto an artboard in Illustrator. In the immortal words of Bert on Mary Poppins, isn't it beeee-u-ih-ful? (All these are pinned, so if there's a source you're looking for, go check it out [...]

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 March 29th, 2014|color|1 Comment

send me a postcard

Postcards are great to pick up while on a trip. You can often find a great slice of life where you are without actually having to go to the same vantage point. I love picking them up just for fun wherever I go. But what I love even more are the look of vintage postcards. But those aren't exactly within your reach. Or are they.... [ These were printed on my Epson PictureMate Charm and photographed on my iPhone. ] While working on a particular project, I thought it would be so cool to have some vintage postcards to be [...]

2017-02-07T18:27:00+00:00 March 27th, 2014|photography, tips and tricks|4 Comments

more happy stuff

It appears I can't stop writing these days.It's kind of an addiction, really. It's like people who crochet while watching tv....only I'm keeping my hands busy with writing. As a result? Here's another happy handwritten kit for y'all. Seventeen handwritten brush-script style words to happy up your pages. And just like the Just Because kit was on sale over the weekend, this one is on sale too! Save yourself  $1.50 through Thursday. The sale price goes away after that day. These past couple kits are made a little differently in that while it looks like a set of words may be [...]

2017-02-07T18:27:01+00:00 March 24th, 2014|digital shapes|2 Comments

new kit: just because

Poppin' in real quick with a weekend special on a brand new kit! Sixteen handwritten brush-script style words . . .just because. And you can save $1.50 on this kit now through Monday! I like to keep you on your toes here at KBS. You never know what surprises I might have up my sleeve. (Do I insert an evil laugh here?)

2017-02-07T18:27:01+00:00 March 22nd, 2014|digital shapes|1 Comment