Time To Get Busy

  I feel like I've been in bed or really just out of it for way too long. And when I say out of it, my brain is really out of it. The lack of iron--or oxygen moving in my body--must affect my brain as well. It takes a lot for me to focus and think straight. Now the mess in my studio is completely out of control and all I have wanted to do was get it organized again. And today, I'm completely motivated to get this space under control!     Is it just me? Please tell me [...]

2017-05-09T10:59:32+00:00 April 18th, 2017|everyday|10 Comments

Simplification = Ahhhhhh.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday. I miss dying the eggs and preparing the baskets. Two of my children did come home for church, but sadly I've been battling my health issues again and have been in bed the past few days--missed church and the big family dinner. Do you ever get sick and tired of being sick and tired? I was just starting to feel good again and then bam...more stuff goin' on. Such a pain. All I want to do is clean my house, organize and simplify! I'm craving it! And it appears that I'm not the only one [...]

2017-05-09T11:00:34+00:00 April 17th, 2017|travelers notebook|0 Comments

Thumbs Up

The KBS creative team never ceases to amaze me. I love seeing how their minds work with the designs available--things I would never think to do. Leave it to Paige to come up with gigantic hibiscus flowers using the 'itty bitty' Beach Vibes PNG file! Here my mind is stuck on small because, after all, the stamp is small. But Paige in her floralistic wisdom has turned the cute little thing into a gorgeous background for her page! Take a look....         Here's what Paige has to say: DESCRIPTION: This entire layout was inspired by the hibiscus flower [...]

2017-04-17T09:24:24+00:00 April 14th, 2017|pages|1 Comment

I Am Iron Man.

  This song has been stuck in my head for daaaaaays. A couple weeks ago I'd shared  here on the blog that I'd been having health some issues. The kind that seem to happen when a woman turns 50 or so. As a result I became severely anemic--like transfusion or infusion bound. But they preferred to try treating it with iron pills first. I'd had blood work done before I went to Kauai and didn't get the results until a couple days before we were to come home. At that point I wasn't ready to start taking iron, knowing that [...]

2017-04-13T06:47:40+00:00 April 13th, 2017|everyday|4 Comments

Capturing ‘Your Squad’

In this day and age of selfies, a great many more photos can be--and are--taken of ourselves. Yay! I think the tweens+teens utilize this feature much more than us adults (haha), but I love that more and more are finding themselves in front of the camera because they can. I love that it helps us to document life more regularly. But what do we do with all these photos? Well, take a look at what Laura has done with all the children she tends to....her squad.     [ Designs |  Storyboard #1 / Weathered Door [all] / Borderlines #1 [...]

2017-04-11T08:16:26+00:00 April 11th, 2017|cuttables, photo templates|0 Comments

Traveler’s Pack: Paradise

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was taking a trip across the big blue ocean to the beautiful island of Kauai. She knew she wanted to write her stories of the trip and needed the prefect accessories to accommodate such stories of travels and adventure, and Traveler's Pack: Paradise was born.   The kit comes with seven cover papers sized the same as a Midori cover, which is 8.75" x 8.25". Of course you can size as needed. You can also use them as paper in the book as well as what they were intended for…covers. This kit [...]

Beach Vibes

I've been feelin' the beach vibes for a about a month now and have been living them all week long on Kauai. So is it any wonder that there had to be a new beach-themed set of stamps for this month?   Say aloha to Beach Vibes! All these tropical cuties are perfect for all sorts of beach occasions. My favorites? Gotta love the pineapple, right? And those beach umbrellas? Oh my! And through April 2 you can save 10% on the digital or physical stamps. And now I'm off to watch the sunset on the beach, so aloha!

2017-04-04T20:36:46+00:00 March 31st, 2017|digital shapes, stamps, travel, travelers notebook|3 Comments

Aloha!

Greetings from Kauai! I know it's been a bit quiet here in KBS land, but that's because I'm off the mainland visiting the beautiful island of Kauai with my dad and stepmom and their granddaughter. Enjoying a bit of island breeze and beautiful sunrises while the other adults in my family tend to the animals back at home. Sorry kids. ;) There's some fun stuff a-comin' that I can't wait to show you...very soon!

2017-05-09T11:14:37+00:00 March 29th, 2017|travel|2 Comments

Death and Taxes

  As I was laying in bed and finishing Survivor last night (ohhh Malcom!), all I could think of was how my day felt like the phrase, death and taxes. I'm not dying any time soon (or so I hope), but as I shared on social media yesterday, I had quite an episode when having some blood drawn for tests. I think I scared the poor nurse to death as she went to get me some water because I wasn't feeling well and she came back to find me kneeling with my head on my hands on the floor, doing my best not [...]

2017-05-09T11:16:00+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|everyday|14 Comments