Traveler’s Pack: Paradise

April 5th, 2017|planners, pocket page scrapbooking, printables, travel, travelers notebook|

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 also has two sheets of a variety of printables. All easily trimmed by hand or paper trimmer. The files come in JPG and PDF files.

This theme is perfect for a beach getaway of many kinds!

Here’s a little peek at the goodies in this kit, many of which can be used for themes other than beach too.

All these items are easily trimmed using scissors or paper cutter. I do like cutting them before hand but leaving some elements in tact, like the word strips and alphabets–less to keep track of.

This set also works marvelously with the Beach Vibes stamp set (shown above)!

My intent was to use all this on the trip…took it with me and everything. Alas, my health wasn’t up to par while I was there plus I was having too much fun to take the time to document this way. But now that I’m home and my health is slowly getting back to normal, I can’t wait to put this album together!

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For printing, I use an Epson Photo Stylus 1400 printer with Epson Premium Presentation Matte Paper. To read more tips about the Traveler’s Pack line, please check out this post.

Beach Vibes

March 31st, 2017|digital shapes, stamps, travel, travelers notebook|

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!

Aloha!

March 29th, 2017|travel|

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!

Moab. A Grand Adventure….In One Day.

March 13th, 2017|travel|

A couple weeks ago I was getting quite stir crazy. Lots of gloomy weather about with hints of a spring day here and there. Just enough to get you excited only to be dashed with a blizzard the next day. And we’d already had a very gloomy January and February and this sun-deprived girl was getting a little anxious.

Dan and I had been talking of going to Moab, Utah (three hours from here) for some time. We’d celebrated our 29th anniversary last month and thought this would be a fun getaway. We were waiting for a warmer couple of days, watching the weather closely when….he got another job. He works in the tv/movie industry with set design and the nice days we were talking of going during that week had just been re-prioritized for work.

Ugh.

I was so disappointed.

Until…

I had this idea of doing a day trip and gathered Jordan + my BFF Kristy Banks (Kass and Lisa Bearnson couldn’t come so spontaneously) and we ventured early the next day down to Moab to hike around, eat some good food and talk talk talk.

Yes, we left before dawn. And as Kristy drove through the canyons along the way and the sun began to rise in our eyes, she jokingly said, “Oh! Is this what morning looks like? This is what sunrise looks like?”

We saw Balanced Rock, hiked  up around The Windows and Double Arch, did the small hike up to the second view point for Delicate Arch (which was still far away) and then my favorite–because it was rather a surprise–Sand Dune Arch. We’d actually planned on going over to Broken Arch and saw the trail for Sand Dune Arch first. It went between slabs of rock until you got into an open area and there was an arch forming in there. Even thought it seemed protected, the winds and the rain had begun to form this arch. I loved it!

It’s places like this that truly give you the  sense of how small you are in this big amazing world of ours.

 

Kristy’s hubs and his BFF thought we were crazy to do this! But the day was absolutely delightful! It didn’t even seem like we’d driven three hours. We talked the whole way and didn’t even have music on! It was a perfect day. Because it was the middle of the week and still early spring, it felt like we had much of the park to ourselves. The scenery was beautiful, the food at The Spoke was amazing, the conversations were plenty and all our souls were rejuvenated. Who could ask for a better day?

I believe our next day trip shall be to Capitol Reef. It’s a half hour closer. ;)

And now, rather than post a bunch of photos, I’ll leave you with a little video I made in iMovie on my phone of that day. Everything is better with music, eh? (Song: Raven+The Wolves by Rogue Valley from the Walter Mitty soundtrack….love.)