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hello there  •  paper bag + envelope

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Okay, so you may have seen me get confused previously about which designs are my favorite from the Hello There class–and the confusion obviously continues. This paper bag is one of them…too. I can never truly decide. ;)

I love Nichol’s use of it here!

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I love the all the accents she’s added here.

And the color scheme?

divine.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I used a couple of the freebie designs from the kit to decorate the paper bag. I changed the greeting on the card insert from “friends” to “hello.” and added a stamped sentiment on the card, leaving space below the stamping to handwrite a greeting. I used a clear glitter marker to add some sparkle to the heart and the word “hello”.


Love the versatility of these designs. This would also make a darling pocket with a journaling card on a page too! Not just for cards. :) And what you learn to design the paper bag? Oh, the fun you can have with that!


Don’t forget, you can get this class on sale all this week for 20% off.


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And one last reminder, if you were interested in the new Here There Everywhere class, today is the last day you can get the Let’s Go for free when you sign up.

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Sandy R. - April 15, 2014 - 10:44 am

There is such a thing as a clear glitter marker!?!- OooooH!

yolande k - April 15, 2014 - 1:02 pm

C’est sublime, j’adore ! !

hello there  •  week-long showcase

I think that one of my all-time favorite classes here at KBS is the Hello There card class. Okay, maybe it’s a toss-up with Just Add Color and Design Secrets. (We’ll see if Here There Everywhere class takes over as number one eventually. ;) )

The class shows how to create ten fabulous cards that not only are fun to make, but what you learn adds to your Silhouette repertoire of design skills that you can use on any project, not just cards. 

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That’s why I though it would be fun to do a little showcase on the class with the help of our good friend Miss Nichol Magouirk. Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed lately, but she’s been on a total card kick lately. I am constantly in awe of all the amazing cards she’s been creating. You’ll have to go check out her blog to see what I’m talkin’ about.

Her mission:  Take what was learned in class and make something new. 

Yowza. So much fun!

Wanna see what she has for us today?

Alrighty then!

Up first today is a darling Easter card. It is just around the corner…like Sunday!

Seriously? Did I just say that?

Anywho, let’s first take a look at Nichol’s adaptation on the original cupcake card.

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A few added sprinkles to the cupcake, a change of sentiment, and voila! She’s made it her own.

And now here’s a look at the Easter card.

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Looooove this! 
This is one of my favorite cards from the class.

Let’s hear what Nichol has to say about these little beauties. 

I made one card almost exactly like the class project (just changed the front greeting a bit). I added some white “dots” to the cupcake with an opaque white gel pen and some gitter to the flag banner with a giltter pen.

Then I had the idea of taking the chick from the This+That: Spring kit and filled it with color to make an Easter card. I made “eggs” from ovals (nothing fancy). I cut some cupcake boxes from a design in the Silhouette store, punched a hole in the corner of the tags and tied them to the cupcake boxes!


Egg-cellent.

Sorry. I couldn’t resist. ;)

And now, if you’ve been thinking about taking the class,
this would be a good time to do so!

You can save 20% on the class through the end of the week.

(The price is reflected in the store.)


This is just the beginning of a very fun week! Can’t wait to see what other fun stuff Nichol has up her card-making sleeve. :)

Connie O. - April 14, 2014 - 7:15 am

Cute cards…Look forward to the rest of the week!

yolande k - April 15, 2014 - 1:05 pm

J’adore l’idée de Nichol, c’est génial !

friday freebie: leafy branch

This has been an absolutely gorgeous week here in Utah. Lots of sunshine, temps in the 70s, even saw that the leaves popped out on my lilac bush yesterday.

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Now I can’t wait for the blossoms!

But there are plenty of other blossoms around on other trees and it’s just gorgeous seeing the lovely colors of white and pink mixed with green leaves and a big blue sky.

Spring.

It’s inspiring.

Which is why I have this little slice as a freebie just for you.

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To download, click on the image or click HERE.


I hope you all have a wonderful spring-filled weekend!

Lenise - April 11, 2014 - 5:48 am

Thanks Kerri!

Carrie - April 11, 2014 - 7:13 am

Thanks Kerri…happy spring!

Karen - April 11, 2014 - 7:31 am

Thanks Kerri!

Sally - April 11, 2014 - 7:33 am

Thanks Kerri! I love it- the freebie and this wonderful weather!

Robin - April 11, 2014 - 7:45 am

Thank you so much!

Robin Walston - April 11, 2014 - 8:06 am

Thank you for the freebie. Love your designs.

Diane - April 11, 2014 - 10:06 am

Thanks, Keri!!

Dolly - April 11, 2014 - 11:18 am

Ooo I love lilacs!!
Thanks so much Kerri!!

Raewyn Aldridge - April 11, 2014 - 11:56 am

thank you for sharing Kerri! We’re heading to winter here in New Zealand, but Happy Spring to you!

Cindy - April 11, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Cute! Thanks so much!

Vero - April 11, 2014 - 1:00 pm

thanks so much for sharing this sweety leave

Jessica - April 11, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Yeah Spring is here! Thank you for the lovely seasonal file!

yolande k - April 11, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Ta photo est mag,ifique ! Merci pour ce fichier, Kerri.
Bon week-end
Bisous

Pam - April 11, 2014 - 8:47 pm

THANK YOU!!!!!

Julie - April 11, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Thank you for the freebie! Have a great weekend!

DawnN - April 12, 2014 - 5:49 am

Thank you,

KimS - April 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

Thanks so much for the gift!

Cathy D - April 12, 2014 - 11:49 am

Thanks Kerri. Have a nice weekend.

Penny Laschanzky - April 12, 2014 - 8:53 pm

thank you! enjoy the lovely weather!

Jamie - April 12, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Thanks so much Kerri!!! I love it!

Marilyn - April 13, 2014 - 7:58 am

Thank you for the freebie!

Roberta - April 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

LOVE spring! Thank you!

Jaiden Jameson - April 15, 2014 - 8:51 am

Thank you Kerri!

and the winners are…

Thanks so much for all your comments. I loved reading about your favorite or dream vacation destinations. Some of them are the same as mine. :)

And now for the randomly drawn winners!

They are:
   Judi Markel
   Traci Penrod
   Melinda Couden

Congratulations ladies! I will be emailing you with the details on how to get on your merry way!

And one last thing….

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That’s next Tuesday….in case you hadn’t done your taxes yet either. ;)

Traci Penrod - April 9, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Whoo Hoo!!! So excited!! Love your classes and can’t wait to learn some fun tricks in this one! Thanks Kerri !!

Gwen Mangelson - April 9, 2014 - 5:02 pm

YAY JUDI! I finally have someone I know win something online!

Carol W. - April 10, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Congratulations to the winners!

Tammy Davis - April 10, 2014 - 6:45 pm

Congrats, Lucky Ladies!

a giveaway + new kits

Well now, last Thursday was a big day with the announcement of the new Here There Everywhere class. I have so many exciting designing techniques to share…I’m just plain excited!

So I thought it might be fun to do a little giveaway of the new class.
(If you win and have already purchased it, no worries, I’ll take care of ya. :) )

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But before we get to the ‘how-to-win’ of it all, I thought I’d share the two latest kits. You can get Let’s Go when you purchase the new class through April 15. But if you wanted to buy it without the class, it’s now available. And then there’s another new travel-themed kit as well, called Well Traveled. More fun stuff to add to your travel projects. Here’s a look-see:

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Now for the details for the giveaway–I’m giving away three spots in the new class. Here’s a few ways to win. I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday morning.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Susan Kopp - April 7, 2014 - 6:38 am

Love your classes and your work!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

ana roat - April 7, 2014 - 6:39 am

would love to win. Thanks for the chance Kerri!

Ann McKuin - April 7, 2014 - 6:57 am

Your classes are great. Thanks for,the chance to win this one!

Stef - April 7, 2014 - 6:58 am

Thank you for a chance to win … :)

Denise Rieth - April 7, 2014 - 6:59 am

Can’t wait!

Karen - April 7, 2014 - 7:01 am

Oh, I’d love to win this class!! Holding my breath . . .

Karen S - April 7, 2014 - 7:07 am

Love this opportunity!

Tami F. - April 7, 2014 - 7:12 am

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in one of your fabulous classes!

Susan P - April 7, 2014 - 7:15 am

This class looks like so much fun Kerri! I am excited that it will be using the new Silhouette program. maybe is you can make sense of it, I will be able to be brave enough to try it out too! I have taken several of your Silhouette classes and always learn so much!

Tammy Davis - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 am

I love your classes, Kerri! They are the best!

Gina - April 7, 2014 - 7:17 am

Thanks for the giving away!!! Love your classes!!!!

Wendy - April 7, 2014 - 7:20 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlene - April 7, 2014 - 7:29 am

Sounds like such a fun class! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rita - April 7, 2014 - 7:44 am

Love all of your classes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dolly - April 7, 2014 - 7:47 am

My scrappy mojo has been asleep for quite a while…meanwhile I have two Disney trips to scrap and we are headed out on vacation again this year! I think I could really use your HELP!! Kerri!!
Thanks for a shot at winning a seat!

Wendy Hansen - April 7, 2014 - 7:50 am

Awesome giveaway-I hope I win! Thanks for all the helpful classes to help me maximize my new Cameo.

{dawn} - April 7, 2014 - 7:51 am

I look forward to traveling to Chincoteague, Virginia sometime this summer! Thanks for the chance to win, Kerri!

Maggie G. - April 7, 2014 - 7:57 am

thanks for the chance to win. Just tackling a big travel project so this would be fab

Jean - April 7, 2014 - 8:00 am

My favorite dream destination is northern california.

Brenda Amyx - April 7, 2014 - 8:22 am

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!!

melissa F - April 7, 2014 - 8:29 am

Would love to win! looks like a great class!!!!

Pat Garay - April 7, 2014 - 8:42 am

bought the class and am so excited since I have lots of travel photos to scrap! My new favorite place is Grace Bay Beach in Provodenciales, Turks and Caicos. Stunningly beautiful turquoise water and soft sand beach! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee Ann - April 7, 2014 - 8:47 am

Can’t wait to take the new class!! I always take so many vacation pics and never get them scrapped. Hopefully this will change that!

Peggy Watkins - April 7, 2014 - 8:51 am

Love your ideas and Silhouette designs. I am definitely one of your blog stalkers. Thanks for the giveaway. pegwatkins@comcast.net

Sam Dynes - April 7, 2014 - 8:54 am

I love your classes Kerri, I have them all :) I do not know of any others out there as when I find something that works for me I stick with it. I pass everyone your way who wants to know their silhouette! ;) Thanks for a chance to win!

Carol W. - April 7, 2014 - 9:08 am

My dream vacation or visit is Australia and Ireland. Two vastly different locations but both rich in history! We have a vacation planned to Atlanta this year – we can’t wait. Thank you. ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

Sue Alg - April 7, 2014 - 9:10 am

My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii–Maui or Kaui are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. I always enjoy your classes

Jackie - April 7, 2014 - 9:22 am

This class looks like so much fun, thanks for a chance to win!

Teresa Grau - April 7, 2014 - 9:26 am

Very cool class and the new words are awsome

Nicole - April 7, 2014 - 9:53 am

Would love to have a trip scheduled to Hawaii! But, anywhere with the people i love would be great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alison L - April 7, 2014 - 9:59 am

Fun giveaway!

Lorretta - April 7, 2014 - 10:01 am

I’d love to win this class. I’ve taken all of your classes and have thoroughly enjoyed ALL of them!!

Vanessa Miles - April 7, 2014 - 10:06 am

Thank you for the chance to win. Also thank you for your reviews of the new Silhouette 3 edition. I’m holding off installing for a while.

Karen S - April 7, 2014 - 10:07 am

Great timing as we are vacationing in Belize in June and would love to document the trip with ideas from this class. Thanks for a chance to win!

Brenda - April 7, 2014 - 10:10 am

I love the new kits and the class looks terrific – especially since we are finally going to Europe this summer! (2 weeks and going to Malta, Rome & Paris)

LindaH - April 7, 2014 - 10:12 am

Love to vacation in Hawaii! Thanks for the chance to win your class–

Kelly Humby-Tulk - April 7, 2014 - 10:15 am

I hope to someday visit Australia!

Amber F - April 7, 2014 - 10:23 am

Looks like an awesome class. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to visit Australia!

Barbara Dyrda - April 7, 2014 - 10:26 am

I would love to win this class so I can scrapbook about my favorite vacation spot on Georgian Bay.

Celeste B. - April 7, 2014 - 10:32 am

My favorite place is Prince Edward Island, Canada.

cindy c - April 7, 2014 - 10:36 am

thanks for the give away–
would love to win a seat in this class–
keeping my fingers crossed–

Susan Miller - April 7, 2014 - 10:39 am

Your classes are wonderful, and I’d love a chance to win the new one!

Kristen V - April 7, 2014 - 10:42 am

Some day I’d love to visit Italy with my daughter. Hopefully one day our dream will come true. Thanks, Kristen

Nashonne Newman - April 7, 2014 - 10:44 am

I love cruising, but my dream vacation spot would be Australia.

Nashonne N.

Nola Grotegut - April 7, 2014 - 10:45 am

Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to take this class

terri d - April 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

would love to win, I love all your designs!

Carla Hundley - April 7, 2014 - 11:11 am

Carla
I would like to go
to Ireland!
Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley - April 7, 2014 - 11:12 am

Liked and shared
on FB.
Carla from Utah

Kathleen D - April 7, 2014 - 11:13 am

As always, your classes are da bomb! Thanks for the chance to win Kerri!

Tiffany O - April 7, 2014 - 11:13 am

Tiffany O’Grady
Our Disney cruise a few years ago was phenomenal!

Connie Melancon - April 7, 2014 - 11:15 am

Dream vacation Hawaii

Kelly F - April 7, 2014 - 11:24 am

Would love an opportunity to win! Several of my albums are about family vacations; seems to be the thing I actually make the time for. Would love a fresh approach with re-useable supplies.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Traci Rickert - April 7, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Love your designs…thanks for offering this opportunity to win!

Judy - April 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm

We went to Hawaii a few years ago, and it was the best, would
love to go again. If they could only figure out how to get us
there faster!

rita timmons - April 7, 2014 - 12:35 pm

just booked a family trip to Dominican republic in June. YAY!

Sandi Kuhlman - April 7, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Kerri, your classes are Da Bomb! Can’t wait for this one to start!

Rosalie Vos Tulp - April 7, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Awesome Class!

Jeannie L - April 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm

My favorite destinations are quite a few but the top 3 on my list are Alaska, Ireland, Japan. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeannie L

Danita Rasmussen - April 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Thanks for offering such wonderful classes! They help so much!!

Jeanene - April 7, 2014 - 12:42 pm

I just returned from a trip to Mexico and would love some fresh ideas to scrap my trip!

Beth M - April 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Love to use this kit for my next travel pages!

Jeannie K - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I love to travel and most of my albums are travel albums. I don’t really have a favorite vacation spot as I want to go everywhere. This year I am hiking Ireland coast to coast!

Heather - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Great kits and course to support a wonderful theme. My favourite holiday would be a river cruise in Europe.

K in PA - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I would love to win a spot in another one of your fabulous classes, Kerri! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do so!

Judi Markel - April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Love your classes and for the chance to win.

Deborah Rikard - April 7, 2014 - 1:02 pm

I’m a newbie and I would love to win this class to learn more. Thanks for the chance Kerri.

marcy - April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm

You are so generous… Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Melinda Greer - April 7, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Love love the new kits!!

Tania K - April 7, 2014 - 1:24 pm

WOW Kerri! Thank you for the chance to win a spot in your latest class! I’ve taken all but one of your classes and have learned a ton in every single one. With the new software, I DEFINITELY will be enrolling in this one but fingers are crossed hoping to win my spot! Really excited about this class!

Lois - April 7, 2014 - 1:26 pm

My dream vacation includes turquoise water, white sand, Palm trees, and a drink with an umbrella. Nirvana

Thanks for a chance to win.

You are the best

Suzanne - April 7, 2014 - 1:41 pm

I love the travel words. I so want to take this class, looks awesome.

rjb - April 7, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Would love to do this class!

Michele Clay - April 7, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Favorite place to vacation is Hilton Head Island! Thanks for the chance at your class spot, Keri!

RJB - April 7, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Would love to take this class!

Phyllis - April 7, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Phyllis: I would like to go back to Florence, Italy. My hubby took me for our honeymoon almost 14 years ago but this time, I also want to explore the Tuscany countryside and enjoy not only the views but the food, too!

Sherry Tipton - April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Hi, this is Sherry Tipton…my dream vacation would be some kind of a cruise…don’t care where…just crusin’…LOL

Deb P - April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm

This would be a great birthday gift for me! Thanks for the chance!

Cari - April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

You have the best classes! I have some old pictures from Paris and France that I would love to finally scrap!

Robin - April 7, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Lately my dream is to visit Highclere Castle! I’m missing Downton Abbey! Thank you for the chance to enter. Love, love all your classes and designs.

Paige - April 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

My name is Paige and I’m a Disney Girl. My dream vacation is to go to any Disney theme park and/or cruise with my family.

Roxane F - April 7, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Looks like an other amazing class! Thanks for a chance to win!

Dawn N - April 7, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I am totally looking forward to this class – 1. b/c I have travel pages that need done – and 2 because my silhouette software update intimidates me – Help!

Nikki - April 7, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Love your classes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki Parker - April 7, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Would love the chance to win a spot – have never done a class before. :)

Gina Nathan - April 7, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Really looking forward to this class.

Candace - April 7, 2014 - 2:18 pm

I’ve taken all of your Silhouette Studio classes and LOVE them! I always learn so much. I’d love to win a spot in your new class, but even if I don’t’ rest assured I’ll be signing up for this one! Thank you for the chance to win.

Trish - April 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

This class looks like so much fun. My favorite destination- oh my?! I LOVED New Zealand, or maybe South Africa and yes, Hawaii is really wonderful, too…

Caroline M. - April 7, 2014 - 2:31 pm

What a great class ! My dream vacation would be Ireland…

Betsy - April 7, 2014 - 2:31 pm

I want to return to Maui!

Audrey - April 7, 2014 - 2:34 pm

We had planned to visit Africa this year, but it didn’t happen so that is our next destination – hopefully soon.

Candy - April 7, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Aloha Kerri, Pick me, pick me. Mahalo!

Karen Freeman - April 7, 2014 - 2:37 pm

This looks wonderful. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Jeanne J - April 7, 2014 - 2:40 pm

My dream vacation is ITALY! Can’t wait to go back!

Darlene - April 7, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Cindy B - April 7, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Cindy B
We completed a trip to our dream destination, China, last fall. Now, I’m ready to return to Australia…so much to see!

Amy McCabe - April 7, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Love your work! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Carol F. - April 7, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thanks for the chance to win. DH and I would love to go to Ireland.

Erin S. - April 7, 2014 - 3:42 pm

My dream vacation would be anywhere in Europe, really, but probably Switzerland and Austria. There’s a trip this fall through a travel agency here in town that I would die to go on, if I weren’t a responsible adult. Someday, once my kids are out of college, I WILL go!

Veronica M. - April 7, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Oh I would love to win a place in your Class

Monique Liedtke - April 7, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!! My favorite destination is California!! I’m from The Netherlands and have been to California 3 times and I LOVE it there!!

Sherry - April 7, 2014 - 3:57 pm

I would love to WIN!!! Thanks for the chance!

mitchmac - April 7, 2014 - 4:20 pm

I’ve already purchased the class and can’t wait to start – I love travel too!

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this class! Timely – I just returned from a trip to France!!

vicki - April 7, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Pick me – Pick Me!

Melissa McWhite - April 7, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Awesome giveaway Kerri!

Melanie S - April 7, 2014 - 5:01 pm

You always have the coolest idea’s! I love that you are able to share them with us. Thank you so much for the chance to join in on a class!

LISA S. - April 7, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I can’t wait for the new class.

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I’m so excited about another class! I can’t wait!

Cindy Jacobs - April 7, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Would love a chance to experience one of your full classes! I’ve learned a lot just by poking around here at your blog and perusing your free info!

Farley Cross - April 7, 2014 - 6:01 pm

I am just getting into the pocket style scrapping and I’m excited to find another class offering creative methods.

Patti Grogan - April 7, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Would love to win a spot in the class. Love vacationing at the beach!

Lenise Braziel - April 7, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Excited about the new class. I sent two friends to your website/FB page on Sunday – does that count?

LinhC - April 7, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Hawaii

Roberta - April 7, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Great class! Thank you for the chance!

Tracy Bohman - April 7, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I would love to win this class, trying to get back into my silhouette groove, my dream destination is Australia someday but anywhere with sun would be great especially after a long snowy winter. Thanks,
Tracy

Roberta - April 7, 2014 - 6:31 pm

forgot to say: Alaska

Bernice J - April 7, 2014 - 6:40 pm

I’d love to visit New York city!

Elizabeth Lumsden - April 7, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Sounds like another great class!

Angela Ke - April 7, 2014 - 7:13 pm

I love vacationing where I have plenty of opportunities and subjects for photography for crafting. Thanks

Gilda - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 pm

I’m sure this will be a fantastic class. I’d love to go back to Hawaii some day.

Denise Bryant - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Best vacation spot for me… Disneyland!
Sounds like a great class…. thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Judy Stiles - April 7, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Your classes are always great, and would be awesome to win one!

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 7:49 pm

I would love to win this class. Looks like another winner!

Karen Walker - April 7, 2014 - 9:11 pm

I would love a spot in this class! Now that we’re retired we’re on the road a lot!

Leigh - April 7, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Love your classes!!

Rhadonda - April 7, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Rhadonda, anywhere with a beach, Hawaii sounds nice!

BrendaE - April 7, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Thank you for another chance to win one of your fabulous classes! My dream vacation is Slovenia. Turns out my family and my husband’s family are both from the same area of Slovenia. It looks like an amazing country that borders the Alps and the sea.

Esther - April 8, 2014 - 2:52 am

Thank you very much for the chance to win your class!

Kate Javier - April 8, 2014 - 3:30 am

Rome!! Hands down… Then New York… Massive contrast of cities, but I love it…

Lisa Shamp - April 8, 2014 - 6:54 am

I would love to win this class. I have taken all of your other classes and have learned so much from them.

Mary Shaver - April 8, 2014 - 7:09 am

Love your classes, hope this new one will help us to work in the new V3 program. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sharon - April 8, 2014 - 7:09 am

Love you stuff and just downloaded the new Silhouette software update, so would like to learn how to use it. I am still working through your other 4 Silhouette classes I purchased recently, and they have been so great. Thanks for the opportunity to win this class. I hope I can add it to my line-up.

Sarah - April 8, 2014 - 7:42 am

Counting down the days till my next long-awaited trip (29 if you’re wondering!!) This will be perfect for when I get back :)

Ashley - April 8, 2014 - 8:23 am

Ashley. Would love to visit Thailand.

Lola Fields - April 8, 2014 - 8:31 am

Thanks for the chance
Creative Hugs

Cathy C - April 8, 2014 - 10:57 am

We had a great time in Ireland – would love to go back! But we also like shopping (for sweets) in Paris.

Carla Hoffner - April 8, 2014 - 11:00 am

My favorite destination is Europe. I especially love Spain and France. My mother is from Spain so I still have relatives there.

Elaine Bowman - April 8, 2014 - 11:26 am

Elaine B.
I would love to visit anywhere! First on my list are Hawaii and Alaska…then farther out in the world :) Thanks for another class Kerr! and I hope I win!

Ami - April 8, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Thank you for the chance to win this awesome class.

Margie Visnick - April 8, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Disneyland Paris :-) Or a Disney Cruise!

Laurie Moon - April 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Woohoo! A new class! So exciting! Even more exciting to win a spot! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

3kidmama - April 8, 2014 - 10:57 pm

What a great idea for a new class. I am so looking forward to this!

Natalie Gibbons - April 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Looking forward to the new class, Kerri!

I have two favourite destinations (for different reasons) – always, always Orlando, Florida – it’s the mouse that does it for me! But I would also go back to my honeymoon destination in a heartbeat – French Polynesia – and particularly to the island of Manihi (although perhaps not with my toddler son!).

Virginia W - April 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Always enjoy your classes ~ you make me feel that I anything is possible!

Valerie - April 9, 2014 - 11:09 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win your class! My friend recommended you, so you must be good!

Brand New Class: Here There Everywhere

I have been waiting and waiting to do this class. It’s been percolating for months now. If you didn’t already know this about me….

i love to travel.

And last fall when my hubby and I decided to get out of town for the upcoming winter, I thought that making a travel journal was going to be so cool to do ‘on the road’. But it’s funny how desires change. I think all the traveling we did from September to December completely burned us out and we had no desire to go anymore. Which was a good thing because of all the crazy bad weather the south had. So we chose wisely. ;) But that’s still something I want to do–and take my little Epson Charm printer with me too!

Because of my love for travel, I have done my share of travel journals, including one for Creating Keepsakes’ KOTM. I love the interactiveness that a travel journal can have. But I also love simplicity and capturing my memories quickly. However, with all the products available out there, it isn’t always easy to get the color scheme or the size or the words that you need.

That’s where this class can help you out! 

beauty-shot-everywhere

Here’s a bit of the Description: 
Our proverbial suitcase is practically busting at the seams–over the weight limit for sure. I had to sit on it to get everything to fit and zipped up. But, boy oh boy, we are going to some great places in our little design world!

This class is all about using Silhouette Studio to make elements that can be used for trips from sea to shining sea. We’re talking paper, tags, shapes, special effects, maximizing your art, and everything in between. Expanding your Silhouette skills making specific elements is a must as well. And even if you don’t have an occasion to use ‘that palm tree’ in your vacation memories, the skills you use to create a shape like that can be used for many other designs to come. And I love me some interactive goodies too.


One Size Does Not Fit All
The beauty of this class is that it is adaptable to whatever size or format you’re needing. Take the interactive elements and use them on a page or use them as a page. Decorative elements can be added as dimension to a 3×4 card–or as a graphic element on the card itself that we make in class. You get to choose your color scheme, your sizes, your style…whatever you need to make the album fit you. Of course you can follow along and make your album like mine–with different photos, of course. ;) My album is 6×8 and consists of cardstock pages, photo pages, interactive elements and pocket page protectors. There will be predefined color schemes to help get you started as well.

In addition I will be sharing so many tips and tricks and my own personal–and usually very guarded–collection of titles to help you record your travel memories quickly and efficiently. There will also be a bonus lesson to show how I create handwritten titles and accents to use in Studio. Chances are you may have a similar setup so you can do the same.

Go. Go. Go.
My particular album focuses on all the many places I traveled last year, so we’ll be covering themes that can apply to trips you may have taken or will be taking–like the amusement park, the beach, the great outdoors, the big city, and who knows where else. You’ll come away with so many ideas, you’ll be sitting on your own proverbial suitcase to get it all in.

This class is jam-packed with a variety goodness.
Oh, and let us not forget the usual freebies that always accompany a KBS class (a $10 value).


Book Now and Save!

Book your ‘travel plans’ now through April 15 only, (hey, it’s a good date to remember) and you will receive this travel-themed brush-script style kit for free! 

Let


A $6 dollar value.



But wait, there’s more!

(You know I love to say that.)


If you sign up before class starts on Monday, May 19, you save $5 off the purchase price. 
(Price already reflected in the store.)


That’s a total savings of $11.

Yep. Good stuff! I’m so excited about this class!
Can’t wait!

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Please note: Due to the release of the brand new Silhouette Studio version 3, that’s what I will be recording with. Hopefully within the next few weeks bugs will be worked out–and hopefully I won’t get too much grief either. ;) At this point, I’m not sure what may be differ during the design process, so if you’re using the older version of the software, there may be discrepancies.
Candy Bryant - April 3, 2014 - 11:51 am

Aloha Kerri, Been seeing posts about the new version of Silhouette. Do you recommend we download it now or wait until the bugs are worked out? It sounds like we lost features and the new ones sound confusing. How can there not be a cut line, no cut, perforate, etc? One blogger recommended keeping the last version when updating. How could you do that? Your new class sounds like fun, but could also turn into a “bug hunt” with all the confusion surrounding the new version. I hope you can help us figure it out. Mahalo nui.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 12:12 pm

I know…it’s pretty crazy right now! When I saw that a new, quite significant, version was out–knowing what I was going to be doing with a new class–I was a bit freaked, to say the least. lol I really don’t have a choice but to use the new software to make the new class unless I want to rerecord it all again later…and I don’t want that. lol Since the class doesn’t start for 6+ weeks, hopefully the more experienced Studio users will have helped the less experienced users transition it as well as Silhouette will make some improvements to the software as it goes.

Therfore, I probably would hold off updating for at least a couple weeks. There’s no rush. I NEVER jump on the major update bandwagon because there are always bugs, but I had to this time.

I use a Mac with 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and so far so good, other than it’s sluggish, which bugs me big time. I hate the animated menus for that same reason. I wish I could turn it off.

When I installed the new version, it recognized that I had the old one still there and gave me the option to keep both, so I did. That’s nice. I don’t know how you can go about reverting back if you needed to other than to look for a similar file that you would have downloaded previously.

I would imagine that for the most part, the features used in the class will be the same between the two versions. There will just be a different look. There may be something new that might be pretty cool to use though. But I would think that overall, the usage should be about the same if you didn’t update.

I’m hoping to stay out of the bugs myself. Could be an interesting few weeks. ;) If you hear some sailor words being yelled out into the universe, it’s just me encountering issues. lol

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Well I just jumped in with both feet and downloaded the new version of Silhouette. I love my Silhouette and have always gotten excellent customer service that I just didn’t even think of having a problem.
But back to the new class, Kerri I have brought every class you have sold (those at Jessica’s and the ones you have added to your blog) and sad to say I have only done 1 and 1/2 of all the classes I have brought. :-( I have told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore till I finished all the ones I have, but of course I am going right now to order your new class. You are so amazing Kerri. Someday I will get time to do all the ones I have. Really hoping I can start this class when it begins, maybe I could finish it if I did.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Sandy, I totally hear ya! I’m that way too. Sign up for a class and just kind of lightly do it. It’s like I’m a magazine reader but then really only look at the pics. Books? pffffff. Just never have time to sit and enjoy what’s in front of me. I think it’s that fast-paced A.D.D. thing that makes it hard to just sit down and do something like a class or read a book. I don’t even hardly read blogs…I just look at them for the pictures. lol

Kimberly O. - April 3, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Yay! A new class using the new version of Silhouette Studio! :) I have all of your classes and I just finished “Just Add Color”. I downloaded and installed version 3 this morning. I had heard from a friend that supposedly .studio files created with previous version wouldn’t open, but I was able to open the ones that I tested.

So.. will you be redoing your existing classes? (I’m not saying *I* need that, just curious.)

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Darn, I didn’t think about doing your older classes now that the new version is out. Wonder if I will still be able to figure out how to do them????
That will make me very very sad if I can’t do the ones I have brought…. :-(

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Sandy, yeah…that’s a good thought. My guess is that most of what’s done in class will still be doable in the new software. There may be small changes or advancements in the new software that hopefully won’t make much aof a difference.

But on that note, I’ve posted this to my FB and will do it here:

If you have signed up for any of my classes, I would recommend making sure that you complete the class first before updating so that you can follow along exactly with the video instruction.

I would imagine much will be the same, but I’m guessing there will be some differences along the way.

It will be quite time intensive to re-record all the videos with the new software and I don’t foresee doing it any time soon with a new class in progress combined with the bugginess of the new software. I want to wait until things work a little more smoothly before jumping into re-recording. I have a feeling it’s going to get crazy recording this new Here There Everywhere travel class. I can already see some issues in the software that’s going to give me grief.

You have a few weeks to get your current classes done before this new one comes out. So wait to update until you’re done and then you should be good to go. I would think a few weeks will make a difference on updates with Studio as well.

If you have friends that have signed up for my classes too, please share this thought with them or on your FB page or groups or message boards. I want to get the word out.

Thanks!

Sandy Robinson - April 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Yay! I’m in!!!

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:06 pm

:-( I have already downloaded the new version… hopefully when I every get around to doing the older classes I have brought from you Kerri you will be able to help me through them.
Sandy

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I’m always just a keystroke away Sandy. :)

sandy evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Kerri…:-)
that makes me feel a LOT better.

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Sandy, the old version of the software is available under the Support link on the Silhouette America website. If you wanna go back…go back, my friend. Scroll down the page there and you’ll see it.

Thought that might help ya out. :)

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I just signed-up and I am SO excited! I’ve done all your classes and have LOVED them all! I used to be “scared” of the Silhouette machine, but you have changed all of that. :) I downloaded the Designer Software update and it looks amazing–love the fresh interface. One question: do we get the “Let’s Go” brush script titles when class starts? Thanks! Have a lovely weekend.

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Just got the download link for the travel themed brush script titles with my store receipt–woo hoo! Thanks, Kerri!

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Thanks for all your sweet words Lori. I”m glad you love your baby. :) It is pretty awesome, right?

As for the Let’s Go kit, you should have a download link for it in your confirmation email. You should also be able to access it through your account online.

Let me know if it’s otherwise though. :)

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 3:10 pm

awesome! :)

Saundra - April 5, 2014 - 2:39 pm

I downloaded the new Silhouette software V3 also. I like the new look and I like the new features, however, it is slower than molasses and then freezes up and I have to close it. Mind you I have a brand new computer with many gigs of memory and storage space and the only thing I have on it is my Silhouette software, so I don’t understand why it won’t run correctly. It is really irritating to me as I was just about to start the Easter cards for my grandchildren. Grrrrr. I hope they get it fixed soon. You can’t even get anywhere near talking to customer service on the phone either. My husband is a software engineer and he said the way they rolled out this upgrade was insane, they should have notified us first. Also, I didn’t get an option to save the older version when I downloaded the new version, I wish I had.

Kerri - April 5, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Hey Saundra!
Go farther down on that download screen on the Silhouette site and you can get the older version to put back on your machine. :)

Kerri

julie - April 6, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Kerri,
Just to confirm this is a self pace class that will be open forever. I’m on vacation the week it’s released so I’ll be able to take it whenever. Right?

thanks
julie

Kerri - April 6, 2014 - 5:58 pm

You bet! Same as always.
Self-paced…access forever. :)

Tammy Davis - April 10, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Okay, I am all signed up! I couldn’t stand NOT taking the class! We have never been very much into traveling, but surely I can adapt it to a trip to the park, etc. Love your classes, Kerri!

a little quiet here

I know it’s been a little on the quiet side of things here. I’ve got something fun up my sleeve. Won’t be long now. Thought I’d give you a tiiiiiny sneak of what’s been going on in my little studio the past few days….besides having to give a talk in church yesterday. Oy! So glad that’s over. 

hello-florida


Nope. Not in Florida. This was a picture that we took when we were there last fall. :)

Michele - March 31, 2014 - 3:27 pm

:O what a teaser!!! LOL

Kathleen D - April 1, 2014 - 7:18 am

I love it Kerry! Great photo + great art work!

Mary Ann Yost - April 1, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Something fir HSN?

i love color.

What can I say?

I just do.

So many beautiful shades and so many wonderful sparks of creation that it can ignite.

Every once in a while I go on a color hunt, and last night was one of them.

Pinterest. Isn’t it awesome?

I was seriously in heaven.

I pin them all, but you know what else I like to do?
I like to put them all onto an artboard in Illustrator.

In the immortal words of Bert on Mary Poppins, isn’t it beeee-u-ih-ful?

color-montage

(All these are pinned, so if there’s a source you’re looking for, go check it out on my Pinterst board.)


There’s no rhyme or reason. I have no idea what I’ll do with them. Just snagged the deliciousness that caught my eye. I was obviously in more of a spring+summer mood.

Just too many gorgeous colors to not put into my own little color world.

And that would be the fruits of my labor last night.

yolande k - April 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Je suis comme toi, c’est pourquoi je laisse Pinterest de côté car j’y passerai des heures…
Bises