Kensie Kate

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freebie :: "die cut" journaling cards

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I love the look of die cut art and embellishments, especially when text is involved. Unfortunately, the Silhouette machine I had access to kicked the can. Even if I did have a die cutting machine readily accessible, I am probably too impatient to put it to good use. That's where today's freebie comes in. These journaling cards mimic the look of die cutting, without the time or effort. Or the expensive machine.

The PDF includes five 3x4 journaling cards. Download here!

celebrate the little things (freebie)

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Almost 6 years ago, a leader of my church, President Eyring, gave a talk about gratitude. He tells about how he was inspired to write about one way he had seen the hand of the Lord in his hand everyday in his journal. Not long after this talk was given, I started writing about one thing I was grateful for everyday that I wrote in my journal. He talks about how by doing this, he would come to recognize blessings that had occurred throughout the day that he hadn't noticed in the moment. I noticed the same thing. This simple thing compelled my to have more gratitude in my heart as I tried hard to think about something wonderful that had happened each and every day. It also caused me to recognize more blessings as I went throughout my day. President Eyring talks about how he wrote something down every single day, no matter how tired he was. Though I did quite well for a couple of years, I haven't had quite the same success. As this August will be the last full month before I head to the Missionary Training Center, I want to start writing down specific blessings from everyday again. Though I notice plenty of tender mercies, I rarely write them down anymore and they are quickly forgotten. I created a handy printable to help me be deliberate about recognizing my many blessings this month. You can download the PDF here.

kensie|kate turns 1 : free printable banner

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Have you entered the giveaway that started yesterday? (UPDATE: giveaway is closed) I am continuing with the celebrations of this week. Here is a printable banner that can be used for anything. It comes with every letter in several colors.

blue kensiekate printable banner

chalkboard kensiekate printable banner

green kensiekate printable banner

red kensiekate printable banner

yellow kensiekate printable banner

If you happen to use them, send me a picture! I'd love to see what you do with them.

let the celebrations begin!

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This is a big week. A big week full of family time. Of course we'll be celebrating America's birthday, then I'm going to the temple for the first time, then Finley is getting baptized. Friday, the day I am going to the temple, k e n s i e | k a t e is turning 1! Can you believe it? A whole year ago I got this crazy idea to open a shop. Oh what a blessing it has been.

I will be celebrating everyday this week on this blog. I'd love for you to celebrate with me. Today, you can enter a giveaway for a free custom k e n s i e | k a t e print. The winner chooses the text, icons, patterns, and colors, and receives a free 8x10 print. (Enter using the Rafflecopter widget) P.S. If anyone is interested in hosting a giveaway on their blog, shoot me an email (:

You can also use the coupon code: KENSIEKATETURNS1 for 50% off your whole order! This code will expire on Saturday, July 6th.

All orders placed this week (until Saturday, July 6th) will receive a digital freebie.

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