Day 10 | Oh Deer!

We are on our 10th day of Christmas folks! Can you even believe how fast this has gone? Just two more days! You guys have been so awesome. Your love for this time of year here is why I do what I do. I appreciate each and every one of you. mwah! And now I have a question...do any of you still get excited when you see a deer? Granted, I know that many people don't live where the deer and the antelope play, but there are many that do. And you would think that seeing a deer would finally become [...]

2017-12-10T01:25:13+00:00 December 10th, 2017|cuttables, pages, stamps|4 Comments

Day 9 | Deck Your Halls + Envelopes

I started a new tradition a few short years ago. Well, I guess it was technically Dan that started it when he bought a Christmas wreath from our local nursery. It was one of those hand-to-the-forehead moments when I wondered why we hadn't ever done it before...to bring in that fresh pine scent since we no longer do fresh Christmas trees. So from that point on, on Small Business Saturday, I've loved going and getting a wreath. Sadly, this year's isn't lasting as long. Not exactly sure why. But you know what won't wither and brown? die cut wreaths. ;) [...]

2017-12-09T01:00:18+00:00 December 9th, 2017|cards, cuttables|5 Comments

Day 8 | Before Christmas

There are so many activities happening before Christmas. So many place to go, people to see, food to eat, Santa...all that.  Festivities abound. Such festivities might include seeing Christmas decor around town, like lights or a giant Christmas tree, like our super creative Paige Evans here! I'm gonna let Paige tell us all about.... I've got a new layout to share today using a pretty wreath cut file from the the Kerri Bradford Studio Christmas Calendar!     First I die cut the wreath from plain 12x12 white cardstock as well as these patterned papers from Turn the Page: Paper [...]

2017-12-08T00:26:26+00:00 December 8th, 2017|cuttables, pages|6 Comments

Day 5 | Add That Touch Of Hand-Lettering

Hand-lettering is all the rage right now. And as I recently took my very old iPad out to do today's hand-written freebie, I dreamed about what it would be like to some day (soon) have the iPad Pro to letter on (I was suppose to have it last year...semi-long story for another day). I've been using my almost eight-year-old iPad for nearly as long to do my handwritten words. I feel so archaic now. But soon I shall join the masses and get more creative with hand-lettering. I feel like I'm going from a rotary phone to an iPhone. I can't [...]

2017-12-05T00:59:18+00:00 December 5th, 2017|cards, cuttables, stamps|10 Comments

Food, Glorious Food.

I do love me some glorious food. And with the holidays just around the corner, I can't wait for all those tasty bits that only seem to come 'round this time of year. We often take pictures of the big Thanksgiving feast or Christmas dinner. But I also love documenting about food all through the year. I often include what we make for Sunday dinner or where Dan and I go to eat out--I think it's incredibly important to include in your story. It gives your posterity a little 'taste' of your life. ;) That's why I'm totally in love [...]

2017-10-09T05:47:35+00:00 October 9th, 2017|cuttables, pocket page scrapbooking, printables|0 Comments

Deck The Halls Stamps

We have another great showcase of the brand new stamps for this month. This time Paige is showing Deck The Halls off in fine fashion!       Oh what fun it is! I loooove this! This is freakin' adorable! Here's Paige to tell you how it all came together: I began by die cutting three Office Tags from smooth white cardstock and the hole punch part from kraft cardstock. For the floral wreath tag I stamped a whole bunch of leaves, pine cones, and holly berries in their usual colors (greens, reds, and browns) onto smooth white cardstock. Instead [...]

2017-10-02T04:45:07+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|cards, cuttables, stamps|0 Comments

A Birthday Surprise!

This weekend I said hello to 51. What? I surely can't be that old. I swear I'm only like 31, right? I can't believe how fast time flies! I had a lovely weekend with my family. Friday night Dan and I went out to Chilis on Kass. Saturday (the official day) we all went to see a movie. I had to work a little and prepare a lesson for church, so it was pretty much like every other day. ;) Sunday Jordan made curry for dinner and we had chocolate cream pie for dessert. And Tuesday I go out with [...]

2017-09-18T08:20:17+00:00 September 18th, 2017|cards, cuttables, projects|1 Comment

The Ballpark

My early life with Dan was spent at the ballpark--from the time we were dating to our early years with kids. He played both slow and fast pitch as well as when he hit thirty, he played in the Roy Hobbs league, baseball for men over 30. This guy has an arm on him, I tell ya. I've seen him gun it clear out at the back of left field to home plate. We'd go to tournaments for the weekend in other cities and we always had a good time. He doesn't really play anymore, but those were good days [...]

2017-09-14T06:04:21+00:00 September 14th, 2017|cuttables, pages|1 Comment

Destination SF

Oh boy. I wish that title meant I was going to San Francisco. This girl could not only use a trip, but has been craving to travel. We'd talked of going to the Kalispell/Glacier area again at the end of August and it was a good thing it never came together because, hello...fires. The west side is basically closed. I just can't believe all the devastation going on right now in so many places. Fires, hurricanes...it's just so saddening. All the destruction in both beauty and people's lives. I think this year has had more than its fair share. Time [...]

2017-09-12T06:06:55+00:00 September 12th, 2017|cuttables, pages|2 Comments

The Final Summer Freebie | Gift Card Striped Envelope

Labor Day has come and gone and summer is officially over--regardless of the 98 degree temps we seem to be having. Someone needs to tell Utah that this is a fall month and those are July temps. I want to thank you all for your enthusiasm over this summer's Weekly Freebie. It's been so incredibly fun to see thousands of you stop by this summer to pick the freebie--it's like my own little virtual vacation spot. So many people from so many countries have taken a 'summer vacation' here. People have visited from the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, [...]

2017-09-04T16:41:47+00:00 September 4th, 2017|cards, cuttables, printables|11 Comments