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Last Minute Halloween Decor

All Hallows’ Eve.

It’s today.

Are you going crazy with costume mania?

Got some festivities a-happenin’ at your haunted little house?

Need a quick, last-minute spook-tacular home decor idea?

Check out what Nichol has made!
It’ll knock your witchy-poo socks off for sure!

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[ Designs | Something Wicked ]


These are just completely awesome! I even showed it to my BFF, because she wanted to do the same thing–particularly with the Full Moon quote.

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Here’s what Nichol has to say to us on this fine Halloween:

Last Christmas I discovered how awesome Kerri’s Print and Cuts look printed on Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas to make my own framed word art. Kerri’s newest kit, Something Wicked, is perfect for creating your own spooky Halloween decor. I placed my canvas prints in weathered wood frames to match the Halloween decor in our home. This is literally a 10 minute project that adds so much to your seasonal holiday decorations! And I absolutley love how they turned out!


Me too, Nichol. Me too. :)


Have a wonderful Halloween everyone! Don’t get too sick on candy. And I just have to add, this is the one night of the year where I know what we’re having for dinner…chili dogs. Love that I don’t have to hear, ‘What’s for dinner?’

Dolly - October 31, 2014 - 8:02 am

Awesome! both the designs and Nichols examples!!

Michelle - October 31, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Where can I get the B fr Bones with the skeleton graphic(s)? I didn’t see it on Kerri’s graphic set. Otherwise, I think the designs are awesome!

Kerri - October 31, 2014 - 3:22 pm

If you’re talking about the B/Bones print in general, it’s there. If you’re talking about the letter ‘B/b’ itself, it’s just a random font…something like Georgia.

The Fruits of our Labor

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There is nothing more peaceful and lovely than spending time on the farm in the fall. And if you can top it off with an awesome harvest of Golden Delicious Apples?

it’s pure heaven.

Earlier this month we took a trip up to our family farm to pick apples. It is one of my most favorite memories of the farm. I spent a few falls there during my youth as well as weekend trips up as I got older and started raising my own family.

There’s nothing better than being able to pick an apple right off the tree. I do have my favorites.


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Sadly Jordan couldn’t come up so my sister and her daughter drove up with me and Kass this go around. My younger brother came up that morning.

I think we were all in awe at the apples.

Isn’t it funny how something so simple as eating an apple straight from a tree can be so amazing?

We did a little sorting as we went. There were boxes for yellow, green and one with a bird peck or two. 

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And the apples weren’t the only thing in abundance. Check out these grapes!

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Everywhere you look on the farm…it’s a thing of beauty.

I love it here.


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One last ‘fall’ note.

This ends tomorrow. Have you stocked up? :)

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Dolly - October 30, 2014 - 6:17 am

Looks lovely Kerri!

Tracy - October 30, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Kerri, I’m pretty new to your site and I’m so glad I found it!! The apples look yummy! I’m not sure if you make applesauce or not but if you’re interested get yourself a Victorio Food Strainer & Sauce Maker…hands down the best and easiest way to make applesauce. We did two bushels in 3 hours and that was set up to clean up. Nothing better than homemake applesauce…one batch is cinnamon and one is vanilla. Our freezer is full! : )

Halloween Flashback

Thought I’d pop in real quick with a Halloween Flashback. Sharing one of my favorite pages I’ve made. Clean and simple. Recording a snippet of our Halloween traditions + fall favorites.

What are your favorite Halloween traditions?

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[ Designs | Weathered Door (october) / Tree+Year from Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge ]

For The Love Of Pockets….and Fall.

As you may have seen, I created my album for the Here There Everywhere class using pocket scrapbooking–Project Life style. Believe it or not, that was my first real major undertaking using pocket scrapbooking. I whole-heartedly believe in the Project Life (pocket scrapbooking) way of life. I’ve even created three kits and continue to create art for pocket pages here on my site. Oh, and speaking of, did you catch the brand new Something Wicked kit that I shared on social media yesterday? :)

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(psst…now is a good time to pick this up during the fabulous fall sale!)

 

I love the simplicity of it all and the fact that you can add a little flair if you want. I love how it’s clean and grid-like. Makes it so visually appealing.

I just don’t do it. Or rather, I never seem to get a whole lotta ‘scrapping’ done by either method.

I need to change this.

I need to document.

I need to get those photos printed and out for people to see and remember. I love Artifact Uprising’s motto–Off your device and into your life.

I know that Project Life will help me with that.

It’s always on my mind to do, but I never get ‘er done.

why is that?

Okay, maybe it’s because there never seems to be enough hours in the day. But I think I need to make a priority of it. Heck, I even bought my Epson PictureMate Charm to help facilitate that.

Well, maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on myself because I did manage to document most of my travel for 2013 in pocket form, and I’m pretty stoked about it.

I just need to do it more.

Now I suppose you’re wondering, why all the introspection, MIss Kerri?

Well, between yesterday and today’s yumminess, it just motivates me even more. Check out this lovely pocket-page spread our Layle did today and read her comments along the visual way. (Links to the kits she used are included in her text.)


Truth is, I have a really rough time scrapping events.  Doesn’t matter what they are – birthdays, holidays, you name it and I struggle.  Recently I think I figured out a way around it – I started pocket page scrapbooking about a year ago.  Lo and behold, that process makes it super easy for me to scrapbook events!  I love pocket page scrapbooking, it’s the perfect method, for a single photo scrapper like me, to get lots of pictures scrapped!  Case in point, this pocket page spread documenting my mother in law’s annual Halloween party from last weekend. 

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I fit 8 photos on this spread; that would have taken me 8 separate layouts if I kept to my old ways!

 

Week 42 - left


On the left side of my spread, I used the spider web from Kerri’s Foundations: Trick or Treat kit.  I sized it to 6×6, then cut off the top 2 inches of the cut in order for it to fit in the pocket page.  


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I inserted the cut directly into the pocket page without placing anything behind it, that way it looks see through, like a real spider web.  I also used Sunday from the Seven Days a Week kit.

 

Week 42 - right


The kids spent a good amount of time at the party carving pumpkins, so the right side of my spread focused on that.  I used the pumpkins cut file from the All About Fall kit and then cut the pumpkin from the This and That: All Hallows Eve Just Shapes kit.



Week 42 - pumpkins close up


To wrap things up and tie the two pages together, I cut a few bats from the This and That: All Hallows Eve Just Shapes kit and adhered them directly to the top/outside of the pockets.

One of the greatest thing about pocket page Scrapbooking is the number of fun cut files you can include without it looking cluttered, like it might on a 12×12 page!

 

I absolutely adore this spread! But I especially looooove the spider web in its own pocket!!! I need to do that! And the mix of ‘handwritten’ (cut) words? fab.


Okay then. These two girls this week have motivated me to make a page. I’ve cut out some things and have some things that I’ve been holding onto so I can record our memories from our little excursion to the Uintas last month.

I feel a spread coming on….

scrappysue - October 28, 2014 - 10:40 am

I LOVE these pages! Never thought to sew on PL cards and add tags; super inspired, thank you :) Probably my fav Halloween spreads ever!

Marilyn - October 29, 2014 - 6:22 am

I have never taken on the Project Life method of scrapbooking, not sure why, but I do see it in my future! I have too many projects to finish! Thank you for sharing!

Fall IS Pretty Fabulous

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Not only is this fabulous sale going on right now through October 31, but we have this fabulous Project Life (pocket) page from Miss Maggie!

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[ Designs | All About Fall (hello fall, autumn, leaves changing colors)/ Beautiful Somewhere (chevron, map, Everyone Needs..., This Is Pretty Awesome, For The Love...)   / October Thirty-One (october) ]

Don’t know about you, but it knocks my socks off. :) Love  how Maggie added her own special touches to each of the 3×4 cards. Love that the card bases are white and have their touch of color so that the photos really pop!

As the card say, this is pretty awesome…just sayin’. :)

Here’s what Maggie has to say: 

One of my favorite ways to document multiple photos is with pocket pages. It’s such a nice change from traditional scrapbooking and, when you use digital card files, you have the opportunity to truly customize your journal cards. For this page I used Kerri’s Beautiful Somewhere set. These files are typically for Travel pages, but, with just a few changes, I turned them into cards perfectly suited for my celebration of Autumn…just by recoloring the cards, removing phrases that didn’t “fit,” and adding a few script words (from the All About Fall collection).

I added a few more of Kerri’s words to my photos to help tell the story, and a few embellishments to add dimension…and just like that, the page is done. And one of the best parts for me is that I can do almost everything I need to do right on the computer…then I just print everything out and tuck the pieces into their pockets.

Fabulous Fall Sale + Winners!

The leaves are whirlin’ around in the wind these days…even though it’s going to be 80 today. What???

I’m going to be really sad when all those glorious colors are no longer in the beautiful trees where they belong and instead, we are left with bare nekkedness when looking towards the skies.

Can’t they just stay on the trees and maintain the beautiful colors until spring?

I guess not, eh? And this is the last week of October…just six days until Halloween.

So I guess it’s the perfect time for this:

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Excludes the new Santa’s Workshop class and the individual Oh The Places You Will Go class.


When All Hallows’ Eve is over, so is the sale…so beware! 

[ insert evil maniacal laugh here ]


And now, for the winners of the Where In the World Is Kerri Bradford.
(You know, it just doesn’t have the same ring as Carmen Sandiego.)

It was fun seeing all your guesses. I thought I could trick ya with Roman and European looking columns and building innards, but so many of you guessed our nation’s capitol–Washington DC. And you were correct!

We had a great time there. It’s where Zach served his LDS  mission and so we got to see the various places he hung around and we saw so many other cool things. I think one of my favorite moments was going to the Lincoln Memorial at night and hanging out on the steps. We just sat there looking at the Washington Monument all lit up and looking pretty in the reflecting pool. It wasn’t the longest trip–just four full days and two days of flying there and back–but we had a great time. I will share more photos and details of the trip soon.

Until then…here are the randomly drawn winners! 
     ANGELA –  OCTOBER 24, 2014 –  6:12 PM
      SUSAN R – OCTOBER 22, 2014 – 11:23 AM
      BEV – OCTOBER 24, 2014 – 6:09 PM

Congratulations! Email me and I’ll get you all set up with your gift cards!

 

 

angela - October 25, 2014 - 9:01 am

Thanks Kerri. So excited to win and sending congrats to the other winners!

Tammy Davis - October 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

Congrats to the winners! I know you will have fun spending!

Marilyn - October 26, 2014 - 7:15 am

Congrats to the winners!

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KERRI BRADFORD? • Clue #3

Here’s clue #3 for y’all! If you haven’t guessed yet, be sure to do that in Wednesday’s post.

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Tammy Davis - October 24, 2014 - 6:57 am

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater – Washington DC!

Wendi Lucchesi - October 24, 2014 - 7:16 am

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater in Arlington, VA! Was there this summer. :-)

Melanie - October 24, 2014 - 7:36 am

Um, Nairobi? Sorry, I’m going to have fun with this. :)

Penne Beckett - October 24, 2014 - 7:59 am

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater – Washington DC!

Lenore Bremner - October 24, 2014 - 9:14 am

Definitely Washington DC!

Cynthia Larson - October 24, 2014 - 9:19 am

Arlington Amphitheater

Debroah - October 24, 2014 - 9:23 am

easy! Arlington! Hope we had good weather for you while you were here.

Tricia Kennedy - October 24, 2014 - 9:41 am

DC :)

Barb Mc - October 24, 2014 - 9:52 am

Washington DC

Janet Trapp - October 24, 2014 - 10:02 am

Washington D.C. Having a blast???!!!
~God bless~

Lexi D - October 24, 2014 - 11:15 am

Washington DC

PJ - October 24, 2014 - 11:16 am

DC!!!!

Mary Ann - October 24, 2014 - 2:20 pm

Arlington Cemetary, Washington, DC

angela - October 24, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Arlington, Washington DC.
Love all of the pics

Ana C - October 24, 2014 - 8:16 pm

Aha! This one I’ve seen-Arlington cemetery, Washington, DC

Lois - October 24, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C.

Candy S - October 25, 2014 - 12:15 am

Washington DC

Kathy - October 25, 2014 - 2:33 pm

Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater!

Amber M. - October 28, 2014 - 7:17 pm

My last guess was Washington state, but now I say DC!

Where In The World Is Kerri Bradford? • Clue #2

Alright folks! Here’s Clue #2 for the Where In The World Is Kerri Bradford contest. Leave a comment with your guess in yesterday’s post. :)

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Dolly - October 23, 2014 - 6:08 am

Eastern Market Washington DC

Sandy Robinson - October 23, 2014 - 7:43 am

No idea, but it sure is pretty! Hope you had fun!

Leslee B - October 23, 2014 - 7:48 am

Boston

Barb Mc - October 23, 2014 - 9:01 am

Boston?

Sue Kment - October 23, 2014 - 9:57 am

Pike Street?

Judy S - October 23, 2014 - 11:21 am

Milwaukee Public Market?

BettyLou - October 23, 2014 - 11:28 am

Philadelphia

Cynthia Larson - October 23, 2014 - 12:12 pm

It looks like a massive deli/market. Bet you got some yummies in there!

angela - October 23, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Looks like an amazing market!

Jeri - October 23, 2014 - 12:43 pm

my guess: Washington, DC

Liz Lumsden - October 23, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Sticking with D.C.

Laura - October 23, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Eastern Market
Washington DC

Deborah - October 23, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Looks just like Eastern Market in DC.

Mary Ann - October 23, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Eastern Market, Washington DC!

Diane Porrazzo - October 23, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Fanuel Hall in Boston

vicki - October 23, 2014 - 4:58 pm

I think you’re in Boston

Lillian M - October 23, 2014 - 6:31 pm

NYC, Grand Central Station Lower Level Market

Tara Mayol - October 23, 2014 - 7:09 pm

An awesome looking market… wish we had one! I’ll guess still in DC.

Sue Nelson-Klein - October 23, 2014 - 7:27 pm

Boston

Kathy - October 23, 2014 - 7:58 pm

Eastern Market In Washington DC

Nita K - October 23, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Change my mind…DC

Melanie - October 24, 2014 - 7:37 am

Istanbul, clearly. ;)

Janet Trapp - October 24, 2014 - 10:03 am

Washington D.C. Having a blast???!!!
~God bless~

Ana C - October 24, 2014 - 8:14 pm

Its a huge marketplace!!!
:)

Amber M. - October 28, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Washington state?