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excitement is in the air!

Okay, so my day started of at 5 a.m. this morning. It had been storming through the night, heard it raining from time to time, but then the thunder started rolling in.

It got louder….

and louder…

and louder…

Dan gets up and shuts the window and two minutes later . . .

the BIGGEST FLASH-BANG EVER! Scared the blankety-blank out of all of us!

So we watched that for a while. Of course I coudln’t go back to sleep, so I went down to do a little work.

Then I get a text at 8:15 from a dear friend who’s son just got his mission call. He’d run down to the post office to get it this morning!

Then, my missionary son e-mails earlier than I thought because they had transfers today, and he’s finally in a brand-new area–in the Gaithersburg (MD) area. There are only three areas for these Frenchie missionaries, and now, as he put it, “its alot more open and green and nice and open and green and nice.”

Oh, and tonight I’m taking a Web Design class from the local university’s continuing education program. Thrilled about that!

Exciting things are a-happenin’.
Can you handle one more?
I’m trying something new.
I’m selling shapes right here on my blog now! 
That’s right. You heard me! You can use them for your digital cutters as well as there are PNG and JPG files. I’m working on how to best do brushes…so be patient with me there. ;)
Wanna see the kit for this week? 
(You know that’s a rhetorical question, right?)

Price: $5

I had to make the stand-alone version of the notebook paper black and blue lines . . .
just because I know we ALL need a little variety. :)

 

Let’s see some of the shapes in action, shall we?

I’m very excited about this!

My goal is to have one kit or grouping each week . . . that’s my goal. Can’t make any promises, so don’t hold me to it. lol

And don’t worry. I am still going to continue offering free shapes, because gosh darn it, I think the word “free” is one of the sweetest sounding words in life. And what better way is there to make your week fabulous than to have something for FREE.

I’m using PayPal, so you should be able to choose from a plethora of payment types.

Enjoy!

Nichol Magouirk - August 4, 2010 - 10:40 pm

WOW! Kerri! These ROCK, girl.
Simply amazing…off to make something with them RIGHT NOW!

Kerri - August 4, 2010 - 10:44 pm

Thanks dear friend! By the way, I totally stole your photo grouping style for this baby! :)

pj4572 - August 4, 2010 - 11:36 pm

So very cool!!! Love your designs!! Just gotta figure out how to get em' and get em into my silhouette library!!! Looking forward to see what you come out with!! Thanks!

Rhadonda - August 5, 2010 - 12:53 am

Awesome. I always love your stuff!! I was like pj4572 not sure how to load it to Silhouette but i played. Go under File, Thumbnail browser and then find the file where you put it when you download. I have a file i keep on my desktop for designer downloads. Then you just double click on it and it brings it to your screen for Silhouette. There may be an easier way that Kerri can share but give that a try and just play with it. Hope that helps.

Rhadonda - August 5, 2010 - 12:55 am

One more thing, you do file, thumbnail etc in silhouette under "file" top left. Sorry to mess up your beautiful blog Kerri. Just trying to help.

caroline - August 5, 2010 - 1:59 am

Ummmm. I thought you said "No." :P

Julie - August 5, 2010 - 2:53 am

Hi there… pretty new to your blog, I have a question… are the notebook parts of this kit print and cuts? I am trying to wrap my head around how they could be anything but?

Thanks!!
Julie

Jan - August 5, 2010 - 3:13 am

Oh Kerri I love, love, love, your layout. So dang cute! You are the best! So happy for you and excited to see what's coming.

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 3:49 am

Hey all! Sorry, the day turned into a MUCH longer day than anticipated and therefore I just didn't think of everything that needed to be said.

So first off, Julie, yes the notebook papers are print & cuts, however, anyone could run off the JPG version, trim all sides and round the bottom corners. Then, you could use a hole punch to manually punch the holes out and scissors to make the lines. Then rough it up a a bit, just for good looks. ;) Also, the JPG/PNG version can be used as a digital scrapbook element or any graphic element you may need. Same with the composite image.

Not all my kits will be like this. It just depends on my mood that week and what ideas are floating in my head to make all work together.

And then Rhodonda, you are so awesome! Thanks so much for helping out with the answer…that is a perfect way of doing it!

One important thing to remember, these are .GSD files and not .GST files, which are the proprietary Silhouette format that you use in your My Library. Therefore, they need to be accessed by opening them like you would a document or by using the Browser as Rhodonda suggested.

In addition, I would make a directory for any digital cut files that you get from outside sources. Put them all in one spot, organize as needed. That way they you can find them easily over time.

I will be providing more and more information over the next little bit. I appreciate your patience with me.

We are all embarking on a fun new adventure together! :)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:18 am

Oh, and Caroline…what do you mean? lol

susy - August 5, 2010 - 8:37 am

Kerri Bradford, you are AWESOME…

Deneen - August 5, 2010 - 3:12 pm

So very excited for you and about this my friend. My unlimited subscription to silhouette ran out July 2nd and I have been so sad. And then I heard you were not with them any more and I was sad about that too. But being on your own has it's advantages and I thing you will do very well with this new venture and I think your the best!!! Hugs to you

Kynda - August 5, 2010 - 4:13 pm

This is a stupid question, but what software would I need to use these with my cricut?

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Hey Kynda! Not a stupid question at all! The only two that I've heard of is Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) and Make the Cut (MTC). I am actually considering purchasing one of these programs myself so I can play with my 12" Cricut as well. I've got something FABulous I'm working on and want to see about cutting it full-size-ish.

If anyone has any advice over which one is better, I'm sure there are a few of us that would love to hear about it. :)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:23 pm

P.S. If anyone knows of an Adobe Illustrator Plug-in that I can use with my Cricut…I would LOOOOOOVE to know about that one even more! :)

Julie - August 5, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Kerri, Thanks for answering my question. As for which one is better of SCAL or MTC… I have both for my cricut and I think by far MTC is the way to go. It is so much more user friendly. At least that's my opinion! Can't wait to see what other projects you have up your sleeve!

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Thanks for your advice Julie! MTC is what I had on my brain. And unless I can figure out a way to cut directly from Illustrator…I believe that will be my next purchase. :)

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Awesome! Yay! And…it's about time Girlie!! Love it, bought it, it's mine now!!! Cannot wait to get some time to play. Thank you Kerri, for setting up shop:)

hiscrappergirl - August 5, 2010 - 9:06 pm

fantastic designs and good for you to start selling your amazing designs! Congrats!

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 9:19 pm

So I bought the design at 12:00 noon my time but haven't received the download yet…Kerri,how long does it usually take?

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Hey Kathy! I e-mailed you almost immediately. That's really weird. Let me go try again…

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Kathy, I sent it again, but e-mail me at kerribradford@msn.com just to make sure I have the right e-mail address on your end.

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Yay! got it. It's probably not you, Kerri-I do believe yahoo can be slower than snail mail at times!:)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Yay! Good to hear! Have fun! :)

Tasha - August 5, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Woohoo! Can't wait till my main computer is fixed and I can download this!

Melissa - August 5, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Kerri – I am so excited to see you designing again! This kit alone makes me want to buy MTC for my Cricut. I am going to seriously consider this once the school year starts and I start receiving paychecks again.

Darlene Melvin - August 6, 2010 - 3:29 am

so buying this!!! my sub runs out at Silhouette too this much and i'm not loving the designs the past few weeks.. sad but true.. so I'd rather spend here. Can't wait to see what you offer up!

cindy - August 6, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Way to go Kerri! I'm excited for your new venture and know that a lot of other people will be too. Your talent and creativity continues to amaze and inspire me, I love your work! Awesome job girl!

Katie {choc0holic} - August 7, 2010 - 3:36 am

Awesome!!! Now if only my Silhouette would get here!!!

marilyn - August 10, 2010 - 3:57 pm

You are a very talented lady!

jbuffan - August 11, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Finally, after almost 10 years of scrapping I have figured out what "my style" is….and you nailed it ! Your layout is exactly how I scrap.

When I look at the layouts I have created (and finished) they are always CS, a little bit of PP,and DIE CUTS of some kind ! Once in a while I will add a few small embellies such as twine, ribbon,sewing or a small button here or there.

Now, I am in desperate need of learning how to use my Silhouette. I have owned it for over a year and still dont know how to do the basics such as "ungroup" I have only cut ONE thing!!

Where can I go for help???
Love what you do, Beth

Kerri - August 11, 2010 - 2:52 pm

Hey Beth! I'm glad you've found "your style"! That's a great feeling, isn't it?

There are a couple of great resources for learning how to use Silhouette. One is the Silhouette blog (www.silhouettemachine.blogspot.com) and one is my old Typepad blog…which you can link to over on the right here. I'll eventually be bringing over all the old posts, but it takes some time.

Hopefully you can find some new ways to use your Silhouette because there are LOTS of things you can do with it!

As for the rest of you? Thanks so much for all your support. I think this is going to be a fun adventure to have with y'all!

Givens Family - August 13, 2010 - 9:04 pm

New to your site but I love your designs. What is even greater is that you can cut them out on the Silhouetee. I definely will be watching for more from you in the future. Keep up the good work, love it!

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