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The joys of Wedding Planning

Names: Lorraine & Glenn

How long you have been married? 36 years

Tip: Make a commitment to each other. Work as a team. Life has it’s up’s and down’s, but if you work as a team you’ll get though it. Listen to each other and communicate. Be honest. Don’t hide things from each other.



I wanted to share with you this lovely little backyard wedding shot by AGA iMAGES. I love the “homey” style and laid-back vibe of the whole event. My biggest fear with my own backyard wedding is the threat of rain, but it’s refreshing to see you don’t need the perfect weather to have the perfect wedding!


*The above photo is from the AGA iMages website

Since both Valentine’s Day and Faschnaut Day fell in the same week this year, there have been quite a lot of treats circulating the KDS studio. So, while I’m at the peak of my sugar high, I thought I’d share these adorable little macaroon-shaped trinket boxes.

I just love the soft pastel colors they come in – a palette that feels similar to Kathy’s equally lovely Enchantment patterns. Wouldn’t it be fun to tuck a little surprise or love note inside these beauties?


I will stay by your side forever and always.

At the risk of overdosing you on the news about our Where Women Create magazine article and cover (we’re excited!), I thought I’d share some personal reflections about “shooting day” back in September 2012.

First of all, for those of you who may be unfamiliar, Where Women Create is a magazine published by Stampington and Company’s Somerset Studio, featuring “Inspiring Work Spaces of Extraordinary Women”. Founded and edited by the incomparable Jo Packham, WWC is part of a growing empire of gorgeous magazines. Where Women Create has inspired Where Women Cook, and most recently, Where Women Create: Business, which is the newest sister publication…all brainchilds of Jo’s.

I had not met Jo Packham before shooting day in my studio. While her reputation preceded her as an incredibly talented entrepreneur and champion of women in the arts, I was NOT prepared for how down to earth, warm and incredibly giving she is. We had such a good day and fun evening with her (in spite of a scary storm and downpour that September day!)

Our own Melissa Schulz (Executive Director of Marketing at Kathy Davis Studios) worked her magic, coordinated all aspects of the project, including straightening and “styling” my studio (it is not always so clean and organized, believe me!), coming up with some craft projects to share, and then working with Stampington on the layout and edits…including our cover design!!!

Katie Davis and Laura Mounts, two of our talented designers at KDS, worked alongside Melissa assisting in my home studio…and Katie’s own photo was selected to grace the cover of the magazine!

Photographer Rachel Beck took a flurry of photos of my workspace…there were so many nice shots that we couldn’t use in the article that I thought I’d share some with you here!


You can purchase Where Women Create magazine in many locations, including Barnes and Noble, Costco, Jo-Ann Fabric, and A.C. Moore.

And NOW you can order a copy directly from our online store! Click here.