Oh me, oh my!

Wow! It has been a crazy few days here at the all-new KBS! I just want again say thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks and transition ourselves into our new home! If you want real-time updates, please check out our Facebook page. We started sending codes out to those classes affected by the import glitch (see Friday's post below). The rest should go out today. They need to be staggered a bit because it causes an unusual high amount of traffic on the site, as you can imagine. :) Makes it run a bit slower [...]

February 16th, 2017|stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

Happy Love Day + More

Now that I have a blog again, I can wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day here! Yay! And it couldn't come at better as I wanted to express my love to you all. To say that I am overwhelmed by the love and support--and patience ;) -- over these past few days is a bit of an understatement. truly. deeply touched. I have appreciated all the wonderful comments and emails of encouragement and happiness that you have shared with me. You make this part of my life a joy to do--even when insanity is about. :) Go give your loved ones a hug [...]

February 14th, 2017|everyday life|3 Comments

Is This Thing On?

oh. my. gosh.   I am so excited to be live again! I don’t even know where to begin! Let’s talk fun stuff first and then we’ll talk about the crazy stuff. ;) The Fun Stuff A New Look Shortly after I got my new site up four years ago, I decided I wanted a more clean and simple look. Short version, I could only change my blog and couldn’t ever get anyone to change the store and message board to match. But that’s a story for another day. Now, I LOVE that I have full control over aesthetics because [...]

February 10th, 2017|planners|22 Comments

Say Hello To 50

Another decade of my life has passed. I'm moving on to the 50s. Today is, in fact, my birthday. The big 5-0. I thought that I might feel or write something big and profound, but ya know, I think I might be in denial that I finally reached 50. It always seemed so way off in the distance all my life...until about a month ago. And then reality set in. And, as my daughter told me yesterday, you've lived half a century! Thanks for that Jordan. It's just what I needed...not. I mean, with the 50s comes more freedom, I suppose. [...]

September 16th, 2016|everyday life|10 Comments

Personal Time vs. Work Time. The Struggle Is Real.

I've been self-employed or worked from home pretty much since Jordan was 3. And now that I do the math, that's nineteen years. She'll be 22 in November. I've always had the hardest time choosing to do something creative or relaxing when I know that I could be being productive. Even something as simple as watching tv--when technically 'work hours' are through for most people--isn't easy. Laptops, ya know? It's easy to type up a blog post or answer emails or make some designs as you're listening. I've struggled with finding balance between personal time and work time. You'd think that after [...]

September 8th, 2016|everyday life|4 Comments

Hellooooo September!

It's my favorite month of the year. It may have something to do with my birthday being this month. It may have something to do with the whole 'starting school' thing. It amy have something to do with fall appearing. It may have something to do with Earth, Wind + Fire. Do you remember? It may have something to do with all of the above. It's just an awesome month, really. So to say that it's finally arrived....well....giddiness has ensued. I'm also giddy over the brand new stamps for the month! Inspired by my summer ambitions in wanting to just get [...]

September 1st, 2016|stamps|4 Comments

Take Me Away

Paige Evens is singin' my tune today in sooooo many ways! I think my permanent life motto is take me away. I love to travel. I love all things bright and happy. And I love creativity that I never would have thought of. So....check this out! [ Designs | Digital Stamps: Wanderlust (globe) ] Oh the layers and paper of it all! She makes KBS designs look so amazing with her own Pink Paislee Take Me Away collection! What gorgeous combination and amazing idea! Here's a bit from Paige: I'm back with my August layout for Kerri Bradford Studio! She has so many amazing [...]

August 15th, 2016|cuttables|5 Comments

Life Well Traveled | Beauty …. And A Freebie!

There is one thing that was instilled me from as early as I can remember--and that is a love for this land all that it has to offer. That there is beauty in everything you see, from dead trees to the bloom of a thistle, the drifts of snow or the colors of sunset. There is beauty everywhere. It's something I never take for granted. I have my grandpa--and my mother--to thank for that. And I hope that I have instilled that in my children as well. I think I have. ;) That's what's been on my mind of late. One [...]

August 12th, 2016|life well traveled, travelers notebook|5 Comments

Bring On The Sports!

What with school coming back around and the olympics on, I feel like sports is all around us. And I miss the days of Friday night high school football. So I guess until we have grandkids of our own (that's still quite a few years away), I'll have to live vicariously through others...like this fantastic page from Miss Laura! [ Designs | Storyboard: Instagram Style / Life Additions Backgrounds (circle background) / Weathered Door [all] (Lady Buffs) / July Four (celebrate) / Simplicities: Best Thing Ever (tab). Stamps | For You ] What a way to capture a season, right? Wow! Look at all those [...]

August 10th, 2016|pages, stamps|0 Comments

The Sale Continues All This Week

  Due to all the wonkyness happening with the KBS store, we are continuing the sale all week long! Save 25% on kits+classes and 10% on stamps (excluding Christmas). Thanks for your patience on all this. I can't wait for the new store!

August 8th, 2016|everyday life|0 Comments