Weekly Summer Freebie | Popsicles

I don't know about you guys, but we eat a lot of popsicles this time of year! My California nephew was here with us last week and we introduced him to Otter Pops. Do you guys have those? He'd never heard of them. They were a staple when my kids were growing up! With that refreshing treat on my brain, I felt it needed to be a weekly freebie!     What started out as a design for cutting soon turned into my first watercolor experience! With brush and paints in hand, I started to play. I've never really done anything [...]

June 19th, 2017|cuttables, printables|3 Comments

Aloha | Kim Jeffress

Today we have more gorgeousness from the lovely Kim Jeffress! And once again....mind blown. Love how she's cut the Aloha and backed it with the Hawaiian print. Take a look...       Here's what Kim has to say: I printed off the gorgeous hibiscus paper from the Travelers Pack: Paradise kit onto 12 x 12 white cardstock as a starting point for my layout. I then use the Aloha word from the Beach Vibes digital stamp set in my silhouette cameo to cut my title and backed the cut file with the printed paper. I used some bright pops [...]

June 14th, 2017|cuttables, pages, stamps|0 Comments

Guest Designer | Kim Jeffress

Oh boy, oh boy! Do we have an awesome week in store for you all! I have admired this girl's work for a very long time. She's so talented! And one day last spring, I ran into her at Blue Lemon with Heidi Swapp. What the heck? Of course I've known Heidi a for many years, but I was tickled pink to get to meet--live and in person--this sweet little Aussie girl. I love listening to her talk! We did a bit of chit chat and went on our merry way to eat with our friends. But after we both had [...]

June 13th, 2017|cuttables, stamps|1 Comment

White On White…It’s Pure Delight!

White on white is my favorite color combo. Is that really a considered a color combo? Well, it is in my coloring book. And today we have a most excellent execution of said color combo from our Miss Paige. Will take your breath away, it will.             Here's Paige's process: This is one of those times where I didn't have an exact idea in my mind when I started, it all just sort of evolved from one step to the next! I keep a few of my favorite cut files in a folder on my [...]

June 6th, 2017|cuttables, pages|0 Comments

Weekly Summer Freebie | Dandelion

It's true folks. I had the most glorious and refreshing week camping and hanging with two of my dearest friends and the girls in our family--including our daughters, daughters-in-law, granddaughters and girl friends of daughters. It's a tradition we've been doing since 2009. Lots of love (and food) here. Love of all these amazing women and the love of the magnificent land where we live. My love of this world and all its offerings is no secret. So with a week like last week I was obviously inspired to make a dandelion for this week's summer freebie.   You can [...]

June 5th, 2017|cuttables|4 Comments

Kick Off Summer With A Weekly Freebie + Sale!

Oh my goodness gracious! I've been waiting so long to say this.... Let the summer begin!   The anticipation for summer days can be agonizing! You look forward to summer breezes, days at the pool, garden vegetables, being outdoors, no schedules...that's the summer life.  And while I was always excited for summer to come when my kids were in school, I think as I've gotten older the winter blues have expounded that desire for summertime and getting outdoors. So we're kicking off our summer here in fine fashion! Every Monday through Labor Day there will be a new Weekly Summer Freebie [...]

May 29th, 2017|cuttables|12 Comments

Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Time is fa-lyin' folks! Can you believe Mother's Day is this Sunday? I've been excited for the warmer weather, spending time with my family outdoors and going on adventures, but my goodness, come this weekend we'll be at the middle of May already! What plans do you have for Mother's Day? What do you give your mothers, mothers-in-law or the special women in your life? Have you ever thought about a framed layout? Perhaps something like this from Laura?     [ Designs | Background Basics #3 (floral), Grateful (happy life) ] gasp! Right? That is so pretty and such a [...]

May 9th, 2017|cuttables, pages, projects|Comments Off on Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Lilac Obsessed

Lilacs. They are one of the most gorgeous, fragrant, short-lived, springtime pleasures. And last week I just couldn't get enough of them....which was why it was such a focus in my journal for the week.   The smell. Oh my goodness! I had to bring some in since it's been too cool to open the windows. I strategically planted the bush by the window where I sit most often and usually get to benefit from them, but this year...not so much. And my white-edged lilacs, which corner the the other end of our house, inspired the four-petal flower design in [...]

April 26th, 2017|cuttables, stamps, travelers notebook|2 Comments

April Showers Bring New Designs

  Spring is my second favorite season. Love the new life. It's like every day is a mystery as to what will pop up or out next. It's such a wonderful feeling seeing more and more color every day. Of course, this time of year it's also a mystery as to what weather we'll have. Rain? Snow? Sun? Major wind? All of the above in one day? Yup. That pretty much sums up the Utah 'sprinters'. All of this had me inspired to create this cute little kit under the umbrella (haha) of April Showers bringing May flowers.     [...]

April 23rd, 2017|cuttables, printables|Comments Off on April Showers Bring New Designs

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 [...]

April 11th, 2017|cuttables, photo templates|Comments Off on Capturing ‘Your Squad’