Monday, August 31, 2015


It sure makes life a lot nicer if you use your manners.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

August Lister's Challenge in the Books!

Yay me! I completed the challenge a day early after lagging behind for a few, this challenge was very relaxing and enjoyable for me and I'm going to be continuing in the coming months! Here's Days 26 through 31.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Listers Challenge Days 24 & 25

Love how these two came out and the color palettes are simple and lovely! Working on a few more today and tomorrow! I wanna be done by the last day of the month!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Juliet's First Football Game

I used a sweet little digital kit by Shabby Miss Jenn Designs called "Thrift Shop" to create this layout featuring Miss Juliet and her first football game she attended to watch cousin Kali cheer!

Listers Days 22 and 23

Challenge Days 22 and 23 are done, here's the share! I truly am enjoying the whole process of listing/journaling!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

ListersGottaList Days #19, 20 and 21

Getting caught up so I can finish the month with all of my challenges completed is the goal this week! Between games, play dough and making meals and snacks for Miss Caroline I was able to fit in three #listersgottalistAUGUST #listersgottalist @kmalarson challenge days and get them into the book!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Challenge Day 18

I've got the two challenges for Day 18 done! (which means I really have a lot of catching up to do) Don't judge ;-p Loads of fun though and I'm thankful for the creative boost these challenges are giving me!
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I've had good ideas...

... but the one to try COFFEE after a lifetime of NO coffee was a good one. Gets me going in the morning and its so yummy!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Planning like a boss...

This whole planner thing is right up my alley, so I came up with this planner kit, I designed it for my personal use with Shabby Miss Jenn Designs "Country Girl" kit. Planner stickers, journal cards, Take-Away list, desktop week at a glance. @kmalarson #iheartplanning #planneraddict #planninglikeaboss

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Yep... that's me!

It was not always so, I haven't always enjoyed coffee. Not to the extent that I do now. Obsessed. Slightly, no pretty much the only way to start the day!

Day 17 List Challenge

I'm finally up to date, Yay! #listersgottalist challenge #listersgottalistAUGUST @kmalarson

Day 16 List Challenge

My Day 16 #listersgottalist challenge comes just a day and a bit late, better late than never! I love the colors here, and that new Washi Tape with the hearts is my new fav!

Monday, August 17, 2015

They Love School!

Alex and Eli started the second grade this year at SES and are having a great start to the new year. They love reading and learning new things about the world around them. I scrapped this adorable photo of them on their first day of school that their "Honey" took of them before school with Shabby Miss Jenn Designs little kit "Learning is Fun" and they certainly think it is!
Click on the image to see the kit in SMJD online digital scrapbooking store!

... but first!

Planning to plan is too much fun, getting it all done, is another story entirely. Working like a BOSS LADY today to check things off the TO Do and Lists!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Challenges for Sunday August 16th

I got them done and finally have caught up with the day to day challenges. Hope everyone has an amazing week!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Lettering Challenges 12 & 13

I got this one in just under the wire. I'm all caught up! Yay! (now to do the listers!)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Coffee Quote 25

I love it, that is all! Have a happy day y'all!

Days 11 & 12

I especially love the color combinations of my #listersgottalist challenge pages today. Day 12 (and I'm almost caught up! Yay!) #listersgottalistAUGUST #listersgottalist @kmalarson I've developed my lists into journaling I suppose and that's ok with me for my understanding is that there's no wrong way to do these. My favorite combination of colors in life is Navy and Pink, I've used them on today's list and am quite pleased. Happy listing y'all!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Almost today's challenge...

... but I will need a few more hours to get it done and uploaded. Here's Day 10 and I'm in love with the GOLD accessories! I think I'm going to need some more gold for Saint's football season soon! ;)
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Day 090 and Getting Caught Up

The #listersgottalist challenge is an amazing opportunity to journal and write your own thoughts and memories for yourself or to leave for those who love you after you're gone. Its become my favorite creative outlet and defining my style for this one has been a whole lot easier than most challenges have been. Today I'm posting my Day 09 and loving the color combination even though orange is one of my least favorite colors, when it is paired with teal its simply stunning. I'm a happy journaler today!

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Drink up!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Playing Catch Up

After a fantastic weekend in New Orleans where Dave and I participated in our first Red Dress Run I was ready to settle into my challenges, quotes and lists!

I continued with my Hand Lettering exercises while in NOLA when we went to our apartment to rest and relax for a bit between activities and excursions.

These are what I came up with for #creativechallengegonewild.

I also was able to work on my #listersgottalistAUGUST challenge. I'm loving the color schemes of both of these!

And lastly, here's my coffee quote of the day. Its so true.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Coffee Quote #22

#listersgottalistAUGUST Day 06 Challenge

Here's my entry for the "People who bring a smile to my face" entry.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Yay! I got school supplies!

Technically not 'go to school' supplies but learning supplies. I ordered a hand lettering book by Mary Kate McDevitt and it has very useful application lessons and space in the back for practice. I'm going to get a lot of pleasure using it and learning more. I'm working on my Day 06 Challenge now and hoping it comes out as nice as the vision in my head! I also ordered Tombow brush pens and bought erasers, colorful sharpie fine point marker pens and a few other goodies! I feel like a kid ready for school!

Two More #listersgottalistAUGUST challenge Days in the books.

Here are my Day 04 and 05 for the challenge. Mixed media is my usual preference, starting with a printed page with the Title/Header flags and digital scrapbooking paper and typed text. Then I add all the goodies, stickers, stamps, chipboard, ephemera, washi tape, etc. to come up with something visually appealing to me.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015


I prefer mine in a coffee cup.

Hand Lettering Day 05

There's nothing quite like the feeling when you set your heart on accomplishing something and coming very close to what you wanted it to be. I'm pretty happy with the way this looks. I am to be quite honest studying and researching a lot of hand lettered signs online, Pinterest is especially helpful in finding great examples. I am studying how they position the words in reference to the ones around them and how you can add pretty strokes to make them interesting. There is a lot of measuring involved and I need to soften up my pencil marks so I can more easily erase them, but we're getting somewhere. :) The gift of artistic creativity is a blessing, I am choosing not to waste the talent God has given me and I'm attempting to develop it, because it brings me joy and I find it relaxing.

Day five of the #creativechallengegonewild is the question . . . What's with the Llama?
Here's my take on it.


Hand Lettering Challenge Day 04

I've spend a few hours watching hand lettering tutorials on YOUtube and am thoroughly enjoying this new found artistic expression. I'm pretty proud of how this one turned out. I've got to work on my planning a little bit better and find new erasers that don't make my paper yellow and smudge my ink. (or maybe I needed to let it dry longer before erasing) This type of art is like therapy, my late Aunt Judy used to do a lot of ink art, I know she would have been amazing at this type of lettering, she may have been and I just never knew about it! I sure do miss her, she was such a wonderfully artistic person.

Challenge Day 04

You can check out my other lettering and some of my journaling and scrapbooking imagery on Instagram @kmalarson

Monday, August 3, 2015

Take Aways - Little List Note Cards

I enjoy making lists and I've created these little lists to keep track of the important things I need to do when I go into town to run errands and shop. Lists make me happy and keep me organized!