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There’s nothing I love more than a mix of words on a page…well, except maybe a mix of words in different mediums on a page.

And Laura’s page today is a fine example of all that!

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[ DesignsSomething To Say #2 (hilarious), Oh Baby (face), Stars & Stripes (star border), Storyboard #8 (collage template) ]


Love that she used those super large foam stickers. I may or may not have had a hand in designing those way forever ago when I was with Creating Keepsakes. ;)

Add in layers of handwritten cut words?

sigh.


Let’s see what Laura has to say:

A week or two ago, I saw Kerri share a photo on Instagram of these 4″ foam alphas that she designed for a kit years and years ago. She mentioned that she felt like she should pull them out and use them, and that some things never go out of style. And she’s right. Those alphas are still amazing, years later. And I still happen to have two sets of them, so I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into my next layout for her. I love a big and bold title, but knew that I’d have to keep it fairly short, since the 4″ letters did fill up the page more than I thought once I laid a few out.

I’ve had these photos of my youngest daughter, Sarah, in mind for a layout for at least the past year. I knew some sort of “game face” title would work great, so I collaged the photos together using a template from Kerri’s Storyboard #8 kit, and sized the collage to fit below my title. I cut the word “face” from Kerri’s Oh Baby kit, keeping it on the smaller side, so that I could layer it right over my foam letters. I also cut the word “hilarious” from Kerri’s Something To Say #2 kit, because I do in fact think that Sarah’s “game face” (or faces) is pretty hilarious.

I also used a star cluster from Kerri’s Stars & Stripes kit. I sized it to almost 12″ in length, and tucked it under the striped patterned paper to turn it into a border. I ran the yellow bottom layer of the star die cut thru a dotted embossing folder, before adhering the black piece on top.

 

Fabulous, sweet thing!

  • Dolly - May 21, 2015 - 6:33 am

    Awesome LO!! TFS :DReplyCancel

  • Carolyn E - May 21, 2015 - 8:20 am

    Absolutely LOVE this!! I so wish I had those letters, but I’m sure I could come up with something to mimic the look! Laura rocks!ReplyCancel

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The time has come to say goodbye to another awesome class. The Designer Edition One class using Studio version 2 has been a beauty of a class, but it’s time to make way for more goodness in an all-new Designer Edition class using version 3 (that hasn’t been officially announced yet).

There are lots of great new features in v3 that we need to explore, but the techniques learned and projects made in the current Designer Edition class are still oh so fabulous!

If you’ve been wanting to learn a bit more about the Designer Edition, now is a great time to pick up this class and save 40%!

The class will be off to the Bahamas for retirement come June 30.

For those that purchase this class, you will always have access to it even after it’s been retired, so no need to worry about having to hurry and get ‘er done.


And speaking of classes, this week is the last chance to save $5 on the all-new second class in the Silhouette series, Custom Made.

Class starts Monday the 18th!

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  • Danni P - May 11, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    Would we still have access to it after its retried (if we buy it)?ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - May 11, 2015 - 3:00 pm

      Yes…it’s stated there in the blog post too. :)ReplyCancel

    • danni p - May 11, 2015 - 3:05 pm

      opps , meant to say retired.ReplyCancel

Being knee deep in class creation and rather quiet on blog creation can only mean one thing.

It’s time for a giveaway!

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I’m giving away a seat in my new Custom Made Silhouette class. To be entered:

Like+Share this post on Facebook and leave a comment here with something you’d like to know more about in the Silhouette world.

I’ll draw a winner on Friday. Anyone from anywhere can play. And if you happened to have signed up already and win? Don’t worry, we’ll take care of ya. :)

And you may want to go pop on over to Instagram too on account-a I’m doing a giveaway there for the Instagram peeps.

  • Dolly - May 6, 2015 - 7:10 am

    if we weren’t all geared up into savings mode for summer holidays I would have already signed up!! I’d love to join you live but if I don’t win I WILL sign in the fall.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - May 6, 2015 - 7:22 am

    I just need more practice making custom things (lol, the title of your class).ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Mercurio - May 6, 2015 - 7:22 am

    I’ve already signed up for the class, but would love to win it! I’d really like to investigate how to get more out of this machine and possibly find the answers to some of the problems I have with my Cameo.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne B - May 6, 2015 - 7:24 am

    I want to learn how to make custom backgrounds for my scrapbooking layouts. I love all the ones I see on the web and pinterest and want to try it.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Cope - May 6, 2015 - 7:24 am

    I would like to know how to make more custom titles, how to use the print and cut feature better, and how to get more creative with making my own things.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie J. :) - May 6, 2015 - 7:55 am

    I would love to know more about the print and cut feature.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Posthumus - May 6, 2015 - 7:57 am

    I would like to know how to combine pieces from different files to create new things. Would love to know the shortcuts for anything and everything.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - May 6, 2015 - 7:58 am

    I use a lot of backgrounds on my layouts so anything along that line would be appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Callan Griffith - May 6, 2015 - 8:02 am

    I would love to learn to alter designs to make more of my own designs. Thanks Kerri, can’t wait for the class to begin.ReplyCancel

  • Nicky H - May 6, 2015 - 8:19 am

    i am a newbie & signed up for the newbie class. I’d like to know how to make custom things (using Photoshop, I assume) which I am familiar with. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - May 6, 2015 - 8:23 am

    I’ve been trying to figure out after you put text on a shape, is there a way to convert it to a path so it is no longer treated like text but like a shape so i can resize the whole image without the text moving around the shape. Hope that make sense.ReplyCancel

  • Carla S - May 6, 2015 - 8:29 am

    I want to learn anything about the Silhouette because I haven’t even started using it yet.ReplyCancel

  • Leslee Barrow - May 6, 2015 - 8:38 am

    I need practice with start to finish! I have bought some of your items , but can’t get them to show up in on my Silhouette! Maybe my computer is too slow! And yes, I do have DE. Maybe I am just too old to figure it all out!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Kohner - May 6, 2015 - 9:24 am

    There are so many things that I need to learn about. I still haven’t had the courage to update to the newest version. I am still in version 2. I know there are a lot of upgrades but I am so comfortable with the legacy edition but I think it’s time to move forward.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - May 6, 2015 - 9:28 am

    I really like your classes, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 6, 2015 - 9:29 am

    I really need to get familiar with all the Silhouette can do; I’d love to win a spot in this class! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Hall - May 6, 2015 - 9:30 am

    I’d love to learn more about working with fonts/text.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Van Rossen - May 6, 2015 - 9:35 am

    I have enjoyed and learned such a lot from your Getting to Know You class. Would love to win a seat in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - May 6, 2015 - 9:40 am

    So many things I don’t understand about the Silhouette software. I’d really like to learn to make my own hot keys so I could set it up like Photoshop. Does it do that?ReplyCancel

  • MJ - May 6, 2015 - 9:43 am

    I would love to be able to take this class…no $$ but winning would be a bonus! Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Miles - May 6, 2015 - 9:45 am

    Have already signed up but would love to give the class to a friend who is entering the world of Silhouette.ReplyCancel

  • Hilary Ford - May 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Silhouette + Kerri Bradford class – perfect! Love your classes, there is always so much packed into them, and I get so much more out of my Silhouette as a result. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lycia - May 6, 2015 - 9:46 am

    I want to know more about the technical aspects of the Designer Software. For instance, I’m still not completely sure what a Compound Path is!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - May 6, 2015 - 9:48 am

    I have taken all of your classes and I have learned so much but I would love to learn more about typography to make beautiful titles and elements. You have a knack for knowing what works well together and making it look amazing. Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • rebecca - May 6, 2015 - 9:49 am

    I would love to learn about how to create my own designs.ReplyCancel

  • Margot Perry - May 6, 2015 - 9:52 am

    I do primarily hybrid scrapbooking and work with pocket pages. I love all of your new 3×4, especially your hello november and december card designs. I would love to learn more about layering them to achieve different looks using the same base or background. I also love how you mix and match fonts and other elements. Okay, Im pretty much open to anything new you are willing to teach me! :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - May 6, 2015 - 10:05 am

    Would love to win a seat in this class!! Definitely need to learn to use my Cameo to its full potential!! Want to learn to create my own designs. So far I have only used ones I have purchased (or freebies). Thanks for the chance!!
    (Shared on FB)ReplyCancel

  • Wendy - May 6, 2015 - 10:14 am

    Would like to know more about creating my own designs…especially flourishes. Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Susan W - May 6, 2015 - 10:21 am

    I’d love to know how to use the PixScan…and I also have no clue what some of the options in DE mean! Thanks for the chance for to win the class. I’ve taken some of your classes before and they are AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Susan P - May 6, 2015 - 10:25 am

    I’d love to take this class! And I’d love to know more about how to use PixScan. Thanks Kerri – your classes are the best!ReplyCancel

  • Mickee - May 6, 2015 - 10:54 am

    I’d love to learn how to use PixScan, create my own handwriting designs, stamps, acrylics, and lots more!

    Thank you for this chance Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - May 6, 2015 - 11:01 am

    I just love learning….. I am still scared of my machine and I want to use it easily.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - May 6, 2015 - 11:02 am

    Sure am glad you reminded me about this class. I use my Silhouette almost everyday–love it for creating PL embellishments and pocket cards. I definitely need this class because I’m always try to create something unique. I hear so much about the PixScan and just not sure if that’s something for me.ReplyCancel

  • LaurieW - May 6, 2015 - 11:05 am

    I would love to learn the skills to begin to design my own things!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie D - May 6, 2015 - 11:07 am

    You have so many tips and tricks, I just want to get better at using those, so that I can create what I see in my head!ReplyCancel

  • benessi - May 6, 2015 - 11:36 am

    Thanks for fabulous giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - May 6, 2015 - 11:57 am

    The more I can learn about making my own custom cutting files, the better!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - May 6, 2015 - 11:58 am

    I would love to learn how trace an image with my silhouette!! Thank you so much for the chance to win this class!!ReplyCancel

  • Judi Markel - May 6, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    Would love to learn more great ideas and tips from another one of your classes. They are great. Great give away too.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - May 6, 2015 - 12:24 pm

    I just love working along with you! I learn so much! Now I just need more practice with making the custom embellishments and I need to get more comfortable with the print and cut! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Ami Pilon - May 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    I have a difficult time with sizing items for my Portrait and am hoping to learn some easier ways to accomplish this.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Walston - May 6, 2015 - 12:56 pm

    I’d love to be able to change designs to suit my needs.
    Thanks for a chance to win the class.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Bowman - May 6, 2015 - 12:57 pm

    I would like to learn to do my own designs :)))))ReplyCancel

  • Pam A - May 6, 2015 - 1:14 pm

    I’m already signed up. Love, love, love your classes and can’t wait for this one to start!ReplyCancel

  • Val - May 6, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    Anything that would help create things new & unusual Thanx Kerri Cheers Val :-)ReplyCancel

  • Susan King - May 6, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    After all of these years and going through so many of your classes it’s hard to say what I still want to learn…but I always learn something new from your classes!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Richmond - May 6, 2015 - 1:36 pm

    I want to learn to better create multi colored titles.ReplyCancel

  • LinhC - May 6, 2015 - 2:08 pm

    Maybe a class (or a kick in the pants) on how to get back into scrapbooking and specifically, using the Silhouette to make things? My machine is getting very dusty.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Alberts - May 6, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    Would love to win one of your classes. I want to scrap like NicholReplyCancel

  • Tracy - May 6, 2015 - 2:38 pm

    Hi Kerri thanks for the chance to win! WOOHOO!!!ReplyCancel

  • Glenys - May 6, 2015 - 2:45 pm

    This would be a wonderful addition to your other Silhouette classes, I am sure! They were great! hoping, hoping, hoping..
    lol xReplyCancel

  • Amy - May 6, 2015 - 2:52 pm

    I would lover a spot in the class!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - May 6, 2015 - 2:59 pm

    I am currently working my way through one of your wonderful classes. After that I need to concentrate on making fancy titles. I have managed to make titles such as outlined words welded to sunglasses but it takes me forever and I am never sure what I have done to make it work!!!! Given that I own a very old Craft Robo CC200 that has been around for over 8 years (but use the DE Studio software) its a wonder I can get anything to work …..ReplyCancel

  • B Martin - May 6, 2015 - 3:00 pm

    To cut small detailed items cleanly and use of sketch pens. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lois - May 6, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    I would love tolearn keyboard shortcuts! I have a problem with the icons being so small I can hardly see them. Also, I would love to know more about text and what we can do with that! Thanks for the chance to win this class – I love your classes, Krrri!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - May 6, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    Kerri, I love your classes and have taken most (if not all!) of them. Unfortunately, I do not do Facebook, but I hate to be left out of the drawing!
    I’d like to get a better idea about compound path and release compound path as I feel I don’t really understand it or when to use.ReplyCancel

  • Jenell - May 6, 2015 - 3:38 pm

    Great opportunity, Kerri. I think I need practice on turning png files into cut files and maybe learning more about the work area and tools/buttons.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 6, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    I’ve loved all the classes I’ve taken and would love the chance to take the custom class!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - May 6, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    love your clean cut style! I want to learn more about welding, tracing and creating my own cuts. And how to create a cut font of my own handwriting!ReplyCancel

  • Jacque Marrs - May 6, 2015 - 4:16 pm

    I love my silhouette! I would be so happy to learn more about using it and all that it can do. Your class sounds great.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Heggins - May 6, 2015 - 4:20 pm

    I love my Silhouette…I named her Lucy and I really love all that she can do but I would really like to learn more about using vinyl. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Patton - May 6, 2015 - 4:43 pm

    I’d like to know the easiest way to move ALL the files from my Sil library (including original designs plus other files from outside designers) from my old pc laptop to my new Macbook.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Parma - May 6, 2015 - 4:55 pm

    I upgraded to the new software and had so much trouble that I
    downgraded back.(I’m sure it was operator error) I don’t have the Cameo just the SD. I have already signed up for the class and am really looking forward to it. Winning a spot would just be an awesome bonus. Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Kapma - May 6, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    Love my Silhouette, but love the idea of customizing things even more to give that personal look. Would love to know how to more about glass etching and the stamp making.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - May 6, 2015 - 5:11 pm

    Still need help on tracing photographs!ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - May 6, 2015 - 5:57 pm

    I want to know how to use the Modify tool.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - May 6, 2015 - 6:10 pm

    I haven’t had a lot of time to scrapbook or play with my silhouette lately. This class would be great to get back into the silhouette. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy H - May 6, 2015 - 6:42 pm

    I still consider myself quite ‘green’ when it comes to customizing anything beyond pretty basic stuff. I’d love to learn to get to the next level!ReplyCancel

  • Danni Perez - May 6, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    I would love to learn how to make my own backgrounds, and to weld letters together to create titles etc. thanks so much girl for the giveaway!!
    ~danniReplyCancel

  • Cindy - May 6, 2015 - 7:09 pm

    I want to learn how to make my own custom items, particularly when I can’t find what I really want elsewhere since it’s often specific to my layout!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S - May 6, 2015 - 7:12 pm

    Would love to win a spot in this class. I’m so excited about it, I already signed up! I find I learn so much from your classes. Everything you do is so amazing. I wish I had an ounce of your creativity. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us :)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly O. - May 6, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    Oooooh! Winning a seat for this class would be awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Trimble - May 6, 2015 - 7:47 pm

    I would like to know how to use the print and cut feature!ReplyCancel

  • dolly - May 6, 2015 - 8:40 pm

    I sign up for class already I can’t wait to learn more tricks and short cut on the silhouette.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl:) - May 6, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Would like to know more about the pix scan… and wish I had more time to spend crafting/scrapbooking. Thanks for the giveaway and all your creations Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie/scrapchick - May 6, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    Thanks for the chance and including those of us who signed up already! I would like to know more about creating own designs. I also have issues when trying to use fonts.ReplyCancel

  • Angeline Choo - May 6, 2015 - 9:13 pm

    WOW!! THis is AMAZING. Winning this would be so fab. I’d love to learn how to make my own design files. That would definitely stretch my Silhouette a little bit more! thanks for the chance to win thisReplyCancel

  • Leslie b. - May 6, 2015 - 11:11 pm

    I am really interested in learning how to manipulate files or customize them specifically to the project I’m working on to make them more my own. I have signed up for this class but would love to win it!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Mayol - May 6, 2015 - 11:34 pm

    Hi, I would love to learn more about the subtract tool. I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Kim P. - May 7, 2015 - 5:14 am

    I would just like to know how to use my Silhouette. I’m not even going to tell you how long I’ve had it and haven’t used it yet. :(ReplyCancel

  • mary lewis - May 7, 2015 - 5:52 am

    I am a newbie so any instructions, tips, or hints are valuable to me. I am interested in the print and cut option.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie (QSOgirl) - May 7, 2015 - 6:39 am

    Looks like a great class!! I know you always have amazing tips to share about using the software. I always get a bit mixed up when editing points on a design, so I’d love to learn more about how to do that more effectively.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - May 7, 2015 - 7:56 am

    I would like to learn how to use the sketch pens more. I have lots of them, but barely use them.ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Lords - May 7, 2015 - 7:56 am

    I haven’t upgraded to version 3 yet, due to so many problems when it first came out. I am so comfortable with the Legacy version for what I do, I guess I would like to try the version 3 and learn more about it. I use my Silhouette almost everyday!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Birch - May 7, 2015 - 7:58 am

    Love your classes!! I just need to learn more about what my silhouette can do!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Ashfield - May 7, 2015 - 8:32 am

    This will be an awesome addition to your other classes!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - May 7, 2015 - 9:24 am

    I need all the help I can get. I just got my first Silhouette Cameo (Mother’s Day gift). It is a bit intimidating.ReplyCancel

  • marileew - May 8, 2015 - 4:45 pm

    Love your classes; thanks for an opportunity to win a free class. I’d like to know more about drawing custom shapes. I seem to have a lot of trouble trying to draw freehand shapes. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - May 8, 2015 - 8:09 pm

    Is everything recorded? I would love to take the class but will be out if town the week of May 18! Can I watch everything when I return?ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - May 8, 2015 - 8:15 pm

      Yep. It’s all ‘self-paced’, so while it has a kind of ‘live’ feel during the initial release, it’s available to watch at any time…forever and ever. :)ReplyCancel

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gasp!

Where has the time gone?!

Can you believe we are into May already? That means the all-new second class in the Silhouette series starts just a mere two weeks from today!

Goodness gracious!

You can check out all the lovely details HERE.

And just a reminder, the sale price goes away once class starts. :)


And now for the randomly winners of the Stamps (US)/Digital Stamps (Outside US):

Jen Gerwig-Dively
Kelly Humbly-Tulk
Karen (from NZ)

Congratulations ladies! Email me at kerri@kerribradford.com and I’ll get you all set!

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Wow! This week has blown by and we have finally arrived at (inter)National Scrapbook Day! It has been a glorious week here with so much inspiration from so many talented girls.

So now, one last grand hurrah…a little freebie to print and put on a page or in a pocket.

don

 

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A little bit ago I was ‘listening’ to Night At The Museum 2 on tv while I was working–one of my favorite movies. ‘Are we going to the opera? I don’t think so.’ 

At one point, Amy Adams (aka, Amelia Earhart) says to Ben Stiller (aka, Larry Daley).

‘I don’t want to miss a moment.’

It was a phrase that stuck out to me as if she’d shouted it right in my ear.

Shouldn’t we all live our lives as if we never wanted to miss a moment? Living it to the fullest and enjoying every little thing?

I knew I needed to make something with it.

So have fun this card and keep it as a little motto for yourself…

never miss a moment.

And enjoy the heck out of this weekend!


One more thing, today is the last day of our sale extravaganza that’s been happening all this week!

Buy any class and save 20% (excluding Custom Made). Use code NSDCLASS at checkout.

You can check out all the classes HERE.


  • Sally - May 2, 2015 - 10:51 am

    Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

nsd-2015-miniFolks, it is a fun-filled day here at KBS on this, the day before (inter)National Scrapbook Day! So much to do and see….it’s just too exciting!

First on the agenda would be the first ever Stamp sale!

Buy 2 or more physical stamp sets and save 10%. Use code NSDSTAMP at checkout.

(Still only US shipping…so sorry ’bout that. Working on it…truly.)

Which comes in mighty handy on this first day of May…wheeeennn…new stamps are in the house! We have Oh Yeah, Maxwell, and Maxwell Outline.

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I am so excited about these new stamps! As per usual, you can mix and match these with other KBS stamp sets. Here’s how awesome the Maxwell stamps work with the Kramer stamps from last month!

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And then here are some fabulous combos using just the Oh Yeah set. Which, by the way, is named because pretty much all the verbiage on here you can say oh yeah to. :)

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I love me some words and alphas…if’n ya couldn’t tell. ;)


Now let’s move on to another fun treat. Here’s some gorgeousness from Miss Layle, who is using stamps from previous releases (in digital form). AWEsoooome!

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[ Designs | Heart Backgrounds. Digital Stamps | One Fine Day (I love…, Wonderful, + Today)

ahhhhhh…

tiny details all over the place.

love how she set patterned paper into the hearts.

adore.


Let’s hear what Layle has to say:

I’ve been wanting to play around with a large die cut background for a while and thought Kerri’s heart background would be a fun one to play with! I wanted my hearts to be a bit larger, so I increased the scale to 150% After I cut the design, I used tiny scissors to cut away some of the hearts so I’d have full hearts all the way around. I then used one of the insides of the hearts for a template and cut hearts out of patterned paper. I used a 6×6 pad for the papers – that way I didn’t waste a full sheet of 12×12 paper and the pattern was scaled to size. In a few cases I used the white heart that was cut out from the background to ‘fill’ the die cut hearts; using pop dots to adhere them makes them stand out.

I created the little ‘stamped’ word strips using the One Fine Day Digital Stamps. I changed the size to fit what I needed, printed them out, and voila! That’s one of the things I love about using digital ‘stamps’ – you can manipulate them to whatever size (and color!) you need :)


Such a lovely page Layle!


And now let’s do another great giveaway!

We’re giving away a stamp set of your choice to three lucky people!

If you’re outside the U.S., it will be the digital version. That way everyone can play. :) And the more you do in this list, the more chances you have to win….just sayin’. ;)

Good luck to all!

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  • Memoriesbymanda - May 1, 2015 - 1:37 am

    For NSD I’ll be crafting up a storm in my craft room with all the various challenges and competitions
    Instagram: @memoriesbymanda
    Facebook: Amanda BirchlerReplyCancel

  • Margot Perry - May 1, 2015 - 5:12 am

    LOVE anything and everything Kerri Bradford, especially her classes! Can’t wait to try out her new gorgeous stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Lorna - May 1, 2015 - 5:32 am

    Loving your stamp sets here in Ohio…and yor awesome digital files.ReplyCancel

  • Priscilla Anderson - May 1, 2015 - 5:41 am

    Going to allow myself some crafting time before I go to work at 4!ReplyCancel

  • LinhC - May 1, 2015 - 5:56 am

    From Birmingham, AL.ReplyCancel

  • Cathleen - May 1, 2015 - 5:58 am

    I’m from Atlanta and I really just hope to get some photos selected to print today. Fridays are always SO BUSY at my house!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Tacoma - May 1, 2015 - 6:12 am

    I’m in Michigan and plan to scrap at home…maybe a movie or two while I work. :)ReplyCancel

  • Marie Q - May 1, 2015 - 6:18 am

    I’ve been waiting ALL WEEK for this sale! Yahoo! Looking forward to NSD 2015!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - May 1, 2015 - 6:24 am

    Love your stamp sets Kerri and thank you for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn Rench - May 1, 2015 - 6:29 am

    I’ve been waiting all week for a peek at the new stamps! They do not disappoint – LOVE them!ReplyCancel

  • Susan P - May 1, 2015 - 6:35 am

    Love the new stamps Keri! Can’t wait to get them! Thanks for all the goodies this week too. You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • ginger - May 1, 2015 - 6:46 am

    ginger, ut
    hopefully work on tidying up my scrap space a little!ReplyCancel

  • Glorie Alvarez - May 1, 2015 - 6:48 am

    Love the stamps Kerri! I have to save my pennies first :)
    I’m from IL and for NSD, the message board that I frequent has an online crop. I am planning to craft the whole weekend away.ReplyCancel

  • Megan K. - May 1, 2015 - 6:55 am

    Yay! Love your new stamps!!ReplyCancel

  • Crista - May 1, 2015 - 6:58 am

    I think all three sets are versatile, but that very first one, Oh Yeah, is so awesome. The words are so versatile, and I love the pieces that are added to “layer” the stamps!! So cool, way to go Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Leslee - May 1, 2015 - 7:11 am

    i’ll be watching my 2year old grandson in the morning and scrapping at home in the afternoon. A big hello from central Montana!ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - May 1, 2015 - 7:26 am

    Hello from North Texas! My son is playing in a tennis tournament so I’ll be watching him. I plan on celebrating NSD by creating some layouts on Sunday afternoon. : )ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Price - May 1, 2015 - 7:34 am

    Love your stamps!! I’ll be working tomorrow running a NSD party.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 1, 2015 - 7:35 am

    Love the new stamps, Kerri! I plan to check out all the sales, LOL, and maybe even do a bit of scrapping!ReplyCancel

  • K in PA - May 1, 2015 - 7:43 am

    Hoping to work on a project for my nephew and to reorganize my scrapbook room this weekend in Pennslyvania, Kerri. Lovin’ the stamps, BTW!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie/scrapchick - May 1, 2015 - 8:05 am

    Love the new sets! Love them all! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - May 1, 2015 - 8:11 am

    Parker CO.

    I wish I could hide out on iNSD and play but I fear I have a Saturday of usual activities. I’m going to sneak some shopping in around the edges though.ReplyCancel

  • KellyC - May 1, 2015 - 8:20 am

    Love your stamps, I need to figure out how to make more time to get my craft on….ReplyCancel

  • Caren B - May 1, 2015 - 8:26 am

    Stillwater, OK – Go Pokes!

    Love the new sets. I don’t think I will get in any scrapbooking for NSD :(ReplyCancel

  • Susan - May 1, 2015 - 8:26 am

    Love your stamps! I have a couple of them, but there’s always room for more!ReplyCancel

  • Mickee - May 1, 2015 - 8:35 am

    Your stamps rock, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - May 1, 2015 - 8:37 am

    Woot! Completely forgot it was May 1st and new stamp day until I saw your post on FB!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - May 1, 2015 - 8:54 am

    Sue from SE Wisconsin. I’ll be working on My PL pages be following various blogs with NSD ideas.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanene Jobst - May 1, 2015 - 9:26 am

    I love how you combined the two Maxwell alpha sets! I’d love to win some.ReplyCancel

  • Laura T. - May 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

    Hi, I’m Laura from Ohio. My plans for NSD are to work on some layouts with photos from 2009.ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - May 1, 2015 - 9:46 am

    Lara From PG UT. I will be making memories instead of scrapbooking them. I attended an all day crop last saturday. Love these new releases so cool!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle P. - May 1, 2015 - 9:52 am

    I plan to do some scrapping and playing along with some online crops! Gonna be fun!!

    Love all the stamps!! Can’t wait until you deliver to Canada!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan L - May 1, 2015 - 10:30 am

    Oh yeah! Love them!ReplyCancel

    • Susan L - May 1, 2015 - 12:10 pm

      I forget to mention I am in Maryland and my NSD will be spent in Aruba taking pictures to scrap with all this awesome stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - May 1, 2015 - 10:55 am

    I’m loving these new stamps. Can’t wait to get my hands on them! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - May 1, 2015 - 11:02 am

    I’m from Tennessee and my plans are to scrap, scrap, scrap!!ReplyCancel

  • Candy - May 1, 2015 - 11:10 am

    Everything is coming up lovely!ReplyCancel

  • RPomeroy - May 1, 2015 - 11:36 am

    so many great options with your stamps!ReplyCancel

  • RPomeroy - May 1, 2015 - 11:37 am

    Coeur d’Alene, ID. My husband is taking the kids so I can do some scrapping!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - May 1, 2015 - 11:41 am

    I’m in Cypress, TX, and tonight my son is having Confirmation at our church…so, my in-laws are in town and I likely won’t be doing any crafting (they’re in my guest room/craft room!). But – we will be making memories, and hopefully take pics so I can scrapbook them later!ReplyCancel

  • kathy D. - May 1, 2015 - 11:55 am

    I am in love with your new stamp sets… I can’t wait to see more!ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne Newman - May 1, 2015 - 12:14 pm

    I’m from Crete, Il and I’m scrapbooking for NSD.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Allcock - May 1, 2015 - 12:44 pm

    I will be here in my She-Shed, one of the bedrooms in our little interim apartment, trying to find all the items I need to create as many pages as I can!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle B - May 1, 2015 - 12:52 pm

    Love the new stamp sets! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie L. - May 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm

    Yay! I love that now I can save money buying my Mother’s Day gifts! ;) Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - May 1, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Wonderful stamps thanks Kerri. That page by Layle is awesomeReplyCancel

  • Natalie (QSOgirl) - May 1, 2015 - 3:03 pm

    Your stamps are gorgeous. I love how you mix type!ReplyCancel

    • Natalie (QSOgirl) - May 1, 2015 - 3:05 pm

      I am from Maryland (Ellicott City) and I am hoping to do some photo organization on NSD. Maybe work on a photo book, if I can get my photos under control!ReplyCancel

  • mitchmac - May 1, 2015 - 3:13 pm

    Love your awesome stamps! Thanks so much for being so generous and for allowing an option for us international followers!ReplyCancel

  • jengd - May 1, 2015 - 5:00 pm

    I’m near Winston-Salem, NC. I WAS going to watch my son play in a baseball game, go to a spring fest a few towns over and then get some scrapping in. However, based on the “ick” that he seems to have developed today, I think I’m going to get quite a bit more scrapping in than I originally planned because it doesn’t look like we’ll be going anywhere.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl :) - May 1, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    I have to work, but am looking forward to time off in a few weeks to catch up on scrapping!!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - May 1, 2015 - 5:48 pm

    Love your blog and FB posts. I follow you on FB and Instagram. Congrats on your daughter’s graduation and your son’s documentation trip to Somoa Kerri! I truly enjoy your posts and products.ReplyCancel

  • Polly w - May 1, 2015 - 7:07 pm

    Love all your stamps Kerri!!ReplyCancel

  • Roberta Y - May 1, 2015 - 7:09 pm

    Seattle loves Kerri Bradford! Or at least I do! Love the stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Rosemary - May 1, 2015 - 8:01 pm

    I am from O-H-I-O and I will be making cards!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - May 1, 2015 - 8:31 pm

    The different stamp sets are all fantastic. So awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Alison - May 1, 2015 - 8:35 pm

    I’m currently from North Carolina and I’m spending my NSD in Ohio at the wedding of a colleague and friend. So while I won’t be getting to scrap, I’m making some fabulous memories that I may already have some paper picked out for ;-)ReplyCancel

  • KathleenD - May 1, 2015 - 8:55 pm

    Florida gal here who loves your stamps! I’ll be at Disney on NSD. lolReplyCancel

  • Shirlee - May 2, 2015 - 3:27 am

    I’m going to spend the day scappin’ at home. I’ll be using the computer a lot by snapping up a lot of good deals like yours too! Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • SuzannaL - May 2, 2015 - 6:30 am

    I’m from Central Virginia and I’ll be popping in and out of my scrappy happy place as I can during the day. Got a birthday to decorate for and celebrate tonight!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Gauss - May 2, 2015 - 6:45 am

    I live in the far Western suburbs of Chicago, IL. I’ll be working on an anniversary card today and spending the rest of the time with my family, which is something I try to focus on during the weekends when they are all home.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - May 2, 2015 - 9:02 am

    I love the stamps – I’ve been reading your blog about them for a while I will have to break down and get them – they are just the right size and nice clean lines!

    In MN and will be scrapbooking with my friend tonight!ReplyCancel

  • rita timmons - May 2, 2015 - 9:26 am

    thanks for the chance to win! love your new stamp setsReplyCancel

  • Nita K. - May 2, 2015 - 11:40 am

    I hope to get some scrapping done, but with my hubby out of town and 2 littles to take care of it may not happen. Love the stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Doerr - May 2, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    I am loving your new stamps. I also love the heart background on the LO you featured.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa S - May 2, 2015 - 1:42 pm

    I’m loving all of your new stamps. Can’t wait until they can be shipped internationally! I’m from NS, Canada and I’m planning to spend my day online looking at all the wonderful inspiration. Happy NSD and thanks for the chance to win :)ReplyCancel

  • Yvette - May 2, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    From San Diego. We are getting things done around the house like painting. Then I am going to play.ReplyCancel

  • michelle t - May 2, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    I’m in Southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. I am scrapbooking, but some chores like laundry thrown in, too. Thanks very much for a chance to win. Michelle tReplyCancel

  • Cindy B - May 2, 2015 - 4:22 pm

    I’m from beautiful NW Montana and am working on a baby album for my grandson’s teacher.ReplyCancel

  • Amber D - May 2, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    How fun! I’d love to win one of your stamps sets!ReplyCancel

  • Bev Gerard - May 2, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    Oh my goodness! A lot of very cool stamps + goodies here today! And can I just give a few High Fives for that amazing scrapbook page?! Y’all are so inspiring … thanks!

    ~BevReplyCancel

  • Karen - May 2, 2015 - 5:47 pm

    Wonderful stamps. Can’t wait till the have international shippingReplyCancel

  • Angela K - May 2, 2015 - 6:36 pm

    I worked outside transplanting some plants and herbs.ReplyCancel

  • Angela K - May 2, 2015 - 6:37 pm

    Opps I forgot to put where I’m from. Holbrook, AZReplyCancel

  • Katrina H - May 2, 2015 - 7:27 pm

    I’m in Utah and I went out to breakfast with my mom, and then spent the rest of the day working on a mini album. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy B - May 2, 2015 - 7:50 pm

    Scrapping late at night after spending the day outside!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Bazeley - May 2, 2015 - 8:53 pm

    I love love your stamps! Thx for the chance to win = )ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - May 2, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    I live in Perth, Western Australia. I’m hoping to spend the whole day in my Pj’s and scrap :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kary - May 2, 2015 - 11:50 pm

    I’m from Fort Collins, Co, and I’m spending NSD…packing up my daughter’s house in Provo so she can leave for Honduras on Monday! Not too scrapbook-ish, but fun to be with her.ReplyCancel

  • Margie Visnick - May 3, 2015 - 8:58 am

    I’m from TN and I did some scrapping yesterday, and lots of blog hopping!ReplyCancel

Just when you think handwriting is becoming a lost art in today’s society…bam! It appears to be everywhere again. Granted, it’s not the beautiful script penmanship that we all had to learn, but it’s fun nonetheless. I love seeing all the different styles. It’s an eclectic smorgasbord of visual delight.

That’s why today’s sale is about all things handwritten.

Buy two or more of all things scripted and save 30%!
You can find them all HERE. Use code NSDSCRIPT at checkout.

And to show it all off in the finest of ways is guest artist, Stephanie Bryan!

Can you say wow?

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[ Designs | Escape To The Ocean. Stamps | Annie (location+date, Today’s Adventure) ]


I am in love with the great big dreamy title complemented with the tiny alphabet stamps.

perfection!


Here’s what Stephanie has to say:

Hi there! I’m so honored that sweet Kerri asked me to be a guest on her blog for some National Scrapbook week fun! I always love thinking outside of the box and playing around with my supplies and my Silhouette Cameo! Kerri’s cut files (and handwriting) are my favorite, and now I’m adding her alpha stamps to my list of favorites! I started my page by cutting out my title “escape to the beach” on aqua card stock and vellum. I decided to layer the two papers together to create a soft, dreamy effect to the title. I broke the title up a little and placed the die cut words around my photo and layers. At the bottom of my page, I stamped the details of the photo (place and date) using the Annie alpha stamps. (These stamps are just the best!) I didn’t have a lot of space left to write my journaling, so sewed a little pocket behind my photos and slipped a journaling tag in the pocket. It’s the perfect place for our beach story. Thanks so much for joining me today, and thanks for having me over, Kerri!


We are all just tickled pink that you came to play this week, Stephanie, and share your amazing talent, you cute thing you!

And if you are fan of the alphabet stamps that Stephanie used (I love how they look on her page!)…guess what’s on sale tomorrow! And I do believe it is May 1 as well…which means…new stamps for the month! You won’t want to miss tomorrow!

 

  • Stacie D - April 30, 2015 - 5:49 pm

    Such a beautiful page! Thanks for the fun discount today, too!ReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - April 30, 2015 - 5:51 pm

    You and Stephanie, a perfect pairing of talent :-)ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - April 30, 2015 - 6:50 pm

    Adorable! I love the layering and how it looks like its 3D. I’m checking out the new stamps!ReplyCancel