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Tag! You’re It!

I’ve been a tag and clip collector for years.

Years. 

I have quite the pile…or rather, baggie full of assorted bits of paper and piles of various clips. I’ve collected all shapes and sizes and they’ve been sitting there-mostly collecting dust–as a constant inspiration to my little creative world over time. A few have come to fruition here and there and some have been waiting for this day.

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Yay!

When it takes me a while to create a certain subject, I ask myself, ‘Why didn’t I get this done before?’

I guess it’s just a matter of priorities and that sweet little baggie is out of sight, out of mind much of the time.

I have been playing with this fun little kit over the past month while it sat on the back burner yet once again, waiting for me to wrap it up, while I was preparing the Getting To Know You class. You may have seen these sneak peeks on social media though.

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I love these ‘take a number’ pull tabs! Use it with or without stripes. Color it. Add your own text to document the event, including using the month as the letter and the date as your number. That S14 tab is getting stapled on a page about our trip to Mirror Lake on September 14.


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I think some of my very favorite shapes are the personalizable (yeah, it’s a word) paperclips and tags. You can use them plain, add typed words, or better yet, cut the words like for this On The Way page. FYI, we learn how to make that kind of paperclip in the Here There Everywhere class, if’n you’re interested in knowing how to make you’re own styles. :)

And don’t even get me started ob the bread tag! That particular one is reserved for my birthday page. :)

A great tip on these paperclips and tags like the bread tag is to cut them from a glossy photo paper vs. a cardstock. The glossy gives the illusion of plastic and when you double it up with a second layer? Then it looks even cooler!

And then you may remember this hexagon tag during our Brown Paper Packages week.

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This tag folds in on itself at the top to keep the full shape of the hexagon, keeping everything as one piece. Love that!

And then the sock tag (top left)? One of my all-time faves…created years ago for another project. Waiting for this very day. Hey, it was out of sight, out of mind. But now it’s here.

So many things to point out. Did you notice the paperclips that say ‘fill in the blanks’? These are awesome for adding your own words! A customizable paperclip. Sweet!  I included a couple of words, but now you can make your own. Add a child’s name, your location, an exclamation…the sky’s the limit!

This little bundle of joy has so many stinkin’ possibilities, I can hardly stand it. Cut up a bunch and make yourself some print+cuts just to have on hand.

And it’s on sale right for 20% off through Friday only.
So now is an awesome time to pick it up!

heidig - September 30, 2014 - 11:38 am

Very cool! Working on your Silhouette classes now. I’m not sure I’ll ever be as proficient at making things as you are but I can definitely take advantage of what you make! Thanks Kerri!

Flash Friday • Handwritten Words

Friday is upon us and that means it’s a great day for handwritten words!

Save 30% on orders of $10 or more on all handwritten goodies.
Use code WRITE at checkout.

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This is our last Friday in September. 
I can’t even believe it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Lois - September 26, 2014 - 10:30 pm

Hi Kerri, I’m trying to purchase “A Dog’s Life” and “Click” with the coupon WRITE, but for some reason I’m unable to do so tonight? I found both of these during a search of “handwritten” in the store category section. I’d still love to be able to buy them if possible? Thank you – Have a wonderful wknd!

Kerri - September 27, 2014 - 8:51 am

Hey Lois!
If you click on the Flash Friday image or click on the Category for Handwritten Words it’ll come up with the items that are on sale. A Dog’s Life doesn’t have any handwritten words, but Click does. The coupon is still valid for a little bit this morning, if there’s some other combo you’d like. :)

Lois - September 27, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Thanks Kerri. Sorry about my mistake thinking “A Dog’s Life” was listed under the Handwritten category – that’s what I get for shopping late at night! I’m guessing that is why the sale wasn’t working for me. Thanks for the quick reply! :)

Birthday Moment #38

Last week I had many great birthday moments.

Like this one.

Flowers from a friend, that still look like this even almost a week later…as I was so admiring this morning.

That’s happiness in a bunch.

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Cynthia B. - September 23, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Beautiful! Happiness indeed. :) So glad you had many wonderful Bday moments.

Marilyn - September 24, 2014 - 5:55 am

Beautiful flowers! Hope you’ve enjoyed your birthday!

Alison - September 30, 2014 - 3:19 am

Lovely fresh flowers. Hope you have enjoyed alot and made this birthday memorable.

Baby, It’s A Brand New Day • Color Theory Coupon • Winners

Well, it’s official.

Getting To Know You Silhouette Version 3 class has begun!

Not only is it a freshly updated class, but the classroom has a fresh new look. Goin’ clean and simple and trying to streamline.

Take a look.

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The first section is a little introduction. The second section is what you need to know before you get started. The third section are links to lessons or videos. If you select the lesson heading–like Lesson 1–it will take you to the full content for that day’s lesson. If you click on the links listed below, it will take you directly to that video. And because much of what we do builds off the task before, going in order is highly recommended. :)

You know when you do a bit of cleaning and organizing and you just go ahhhhhh? Yeah, that’s what I’m feeling like with the new classroom. :)

Today is the last day to get this on sale!
You can find it in the Store.

If you purchased the class over the past 2 1/2 years–including from JessicaSprague.com–you have access to this update. The classes will be available on Jessica’s site some time after this week.

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And now, if you aren’t the Studio Calico Color Theory winner below, never fear, because I have got some savings just for KBS fans!

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Oooooh yeah. Mama likes!


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And now, let’s pick some winners!

Cathy Zielske’s class: Me, The Abridge Version
Heidi Gauvin

Bella Blvd Goodies
Melitta Ball

Simple Stories Birthday Package
Madison Broeker

Heidi Swapp September Skies
Angela Keene

KBS $25 Gift Cards
Karen S
Linda Johnson
MzErika Smith

Studio Calico Color Theory Inks
Karen (with an email that’s something like kaaareennn–give or take. lol)

All winners will be contacted via email.


And I said this on my social media this weekend, but I also wanted to say it here…

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Thank you to all the fantastic companies and friends that made last week so wonderful. I loved reading all your comments and the giveaways we had were just so amazing.

So blessed to be in this industry surrounded by great, great people.

Jocelan Perry - September 22, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Where do I find the price of the class? I couldn’t find the price on Jessica blog.Thanks for your help.
Blessings Jocelan

Kerri - September 22, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Hey Jocelan! It’s not available to purchase on JS.com anymore. I moved them to my site a year ago. So you can find them in the store: http://kerribradford.com/store/index.php/classes.html

:)

donna c - September 22, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Hey Kerri! Exciting news! I purchased via jessica quite a while ago, and wanted to say THANK YOU so much for allowing us access to the update! Very generous of you (you always are!)
happy dance!

Debbie S - September 22, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Thanks for all the Birthday Week surprises! It was really fun to check in everyday and see what you had up your sleeve. Congratulations to the winners! Thanks Kerri for all the inspiration I get from you and your website every day! Hope you had a GREAT birthday!

Melinda - September 24, 2014 - 10:01 am

You noted that if previously purchased on Jessica Sprague’s site it would be available in about a week. How will I be able to tell its the updated version? Will there be some sort of notation in the description or a whole new link?

Kerri - September 24, 2014 - 11:23 am

Hmm. I’m not sure on that one yet.
I will post about it though, so keep an eye out. :)

Melitta Ball - September 26, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Kerri I can’t thank you enough for your generous spirit & excellent teaching skills! I have completed both Getting to know you (old version but staring over with new ;)) and the 2nd one places you’ll go! I have purchased the 3rd & 4th ones as well and enjoy every single minuet in your class! And now I won a prize?!!? What ?!?! how did that happen ?!?! Thank you & Many Blessings!

Melitta

A Birthday Surprise • Studio Calico Giveaway!

Now, you just know we couldn’t have this massive birthday week without a birthday surprise, right?

We may be done with the Brown Paper Packages, but…

…we still have one more giveaway to…well…giveaway!


Those fabulous folks at Studio Calico have given me some fun stuff to share with one lucky person. Check out these amazing new additions to their Color Theory Inks line!

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Someone, somewhere, in this beautiful colorful land is going to get this fun little bundle.

Those colors are so cheerful, it would totally make my day to see it in a Studio Calico box upon arrival and openage (yeah, it’s a word) at my home. Okay, so maybe I did just have to order me a few and have some fun plans for it soon! Can’t wait!

Here’s how to enter. You’ll have until midnight Sunday on this one. Don’t forget that the other contests end tonight at midnight! U.S. residents only please.

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Katie Jones - September 20, 2014 - 7:12 am

Thanks for the chance to win! Love these gorgeous colors!

Daniela Dobson - September 20, 2014 - 7:16 am

Beautiful colors!

Lynn M - September 20, 2014 - 7:16 am

My favorite color is orange so if it’s a Crayola color it would be Orange Fandango. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margie Visnick - September 20, 2014 - 7:16 am

Turquoise-and I am sure some one has used it, but- Deep Ocean Water

Sheila - September 20, 2014 - 7:19 am

Ohhhh…yummy colors.

Keianna - September 20, 2014 - 7:26 am

My fave color is turquoise.

Judy Stiles - September 20, 2014 - 7:26 am

Quite a birthday celebration … you celebrated in style! Thanks for all of the giveaways …. such a fun week!

LaurieW - September 20, 2014 - 7:27 am

Love these colors!

LaurieW - September 20, 2014 - 7:28 am

oh, and my favorite color is bright pink!

Amy M. C. - September 20, 2014 - 7:32 am

My favorite color is green! I think I would name it “Amy’s Glorious Green”!

Lana Russell - September 20, 2014 - 7:39 am

if I could make my name a crayola color it would be sky blue because blue is my favorite color and sky blue is gorgeous!

Fran Servoss - September 20, 2014 - 7:52 am

Purple Rain, but then I love purple, my favorite color.

Victoria C - September 20, 2014 - 7:54 am

Love these! They would go to a good home with me. I adore the Purple Rain color. Thanks for the chance to win them!

susan - September 20, 2014 - 7:57 am

so pretty! love them all.

Claire - September 20, 2014 - 7:59 am

Lovely colors.

Sue Alger - September 20, 2014 - 8:01 am

My favorite color is teal

Carla Hundley - September 20, 2014 - 8:02 am

Wonderful birthday gift!
I’d like my own color of
Passionate Purple Glory
color!
Carla from Utah

Kathleen D - September 20, 2014 - 8:03 am

I have been wanting to try out these new SC color inks! Thanks for the chance to win! What a fun week this has been. THank you Kerri.

Patty G. - September 20, 2014 - 8:05 am

What a great birthday week!That purple! Sigh….

Pepper - September 20, 2014 - 8:06 am

Mint Green!

Tammy Davis - September 20, 2014 - 8:08 am

I love the deep blue of the sky as the sun sets. Maybe Dusky Sky Blue? Thanks for the chance at this and all of the other giveaways!

Karen Peterson - September 20, 2014 - 8:08 am

love the color red; candy apple red crayon (and it would be scented;)

Michelle - September 20, 2014 - 8:18 am

Woot! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelly Humby-Tulk - September 20, 2014 - 8:25 am

My favorite color is aqua. I would call it sea aqua paradise!

Jeanette - September 20, 2014 - 8:25 am

Thanks so much for a chance to win the amazing giveaways. Happy happy birthday!!

Toni Berry - September 20, 2014 - 8:26 am

Love the colors!

Renee - September 20, 2014 - 8:29 am

So pretty!

Nita K. - September 20, 2014 - 8:35 am

I love purple. I would name it Royal if I could create a crayon.

Monica Jordan - September 20, 2014 - 8:35 am

Love the color Red… if i had to name it… Lipstick Red!!
Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 8:48 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Thank you for celebrating with us this week!!

Amie Lamm-Griffin - September 20, 2014 - 8:51 am

Glad slipper is my new fave. It would be a great crayon color as well.

Julie Whiteman - September 20, 2014 - 8:54 am

Beautiful colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 8:55 am

I forgot to say which color is my favorite! I’d say Glass Slipper, but I really like Lime Light because I don’t have anything close to that color already!!!

Thanks again!

Marie Q - September 20, 2014 - 8:58 am

Love the colors & SC!

Teresa beg - September 20, 2014 - 9:00 am

Thank you for the chance to win.

Lindsay - September 20, 2014 - 9:06 am

I LOVE glass slipper!!!

Tammy Joyce - September 20, 2014 - 9:10 am

This would be an awesome win. Just to get a chance to see if u like them or not. Thanks Kerri.

Sherry T. - September 20, 2014 - 9:18 am

Love surprises….great colors.

Lynette Ballard - September 20, 2014 - 9:19 am

I have lots of favorite colors! But we just painted our baby-on-the-way’s door a “Mickey’s Garden,” green type of color. (ok so the name said “palm tree,” but I’m thinking landscaping in a cartoon is a bit closer). So that is my current color these days. :) Thanks for the giveaways and fun week here at kbs!

Katrina H - September 20, 2014 - 9:20 am

I have been wanting to try their ink! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lindsey - September 20, 2014 - 9:25 am

Talk about a colorful birthday!

Carrie - September 20, 2014 - 9:37 am

What an awesome surprise!

Ruth Tacoma - September 20, 2014 - 9:39 am

Not sure what my favorite color is….probably aqua blue…..and it sort of already has a crayola name. :)

Andrea D. - September 20, 2014 - 9:49 am

My favorite color is a golden yellow. I’d probably call my crayon color sunset yellow.

Alison - September 20, 2014 - 10:03 am

Love these colors and your giveaways!

Amber - September 20, 2014 - 10:13 am

Oh how I would love these inks! It’s my birthday week, too, so happy birthday us! Yay!

Nitasha G - September 20, 2014 - 10:20 am

My favorite color is teal and If I could make it a Crayola color it would be simply “Tranquility”!

Samantha Clark - September 20, 2014 - 10:23 am

Definitely turquoise. I might call it happiest blue.

rita timmons - September 20, 2014 - 10:42 am

i love all these new colors. Hope you had a great birthday week!

LinhC - September 20, 2014 - 10:57 am

My fave color is red. I’d name it Red Delicious.

Brenda - September 20, 2014 - 11:03 am

Oh my favorite color is any shade of blue but if I have to narrow it down and name it I would say a dark blue (almost navy but not quite) and name it evening sky.

Karen Walker - September 20, 2014 - 11:04 am

Fabulous colors, and a palette of colors I don’t have many of!

Miriam Prantner - September 20, 2014 - 11:10 am

My favorite color is red, fire engine red.

Kathy Meredith - September 20, 2014 - 11:32 am

Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite color is lime green!

Betty Smeltzer - September 20, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Love the lime green. Thanks for sharing your birthday with us!

Cindy - September 20, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Favorite color is gold and I would call it Gorgeous Glittery Gold!

Tiffany Hayden - September 20, 2014 - 12:16 pm

What a fun birthday week! My fave color? Depends on item–sometimes red, sometimes pink, sometimes turquoise. I tend to favor bright bold colors. No pastels for this girl. ;-)

Hussena - September 20, 2014 - 12:17 pm

These ink colors are simply fabulous. Thank you so much for a chance to win them.

Ellie Augustin - September 20, 2014 - 12:25 pm

YAAAYYY For birthday fun! These colors are yummy thanks for the fun.

Karen C - September 20, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Love these! Want these please! Thanks for the giveaway.

Ana Balcarcel - September 20, 2014 - 12:34 pm

These colors make me HAPPY! Would love to get them! :)

Melitta Ball - September 20, 2014 - 12:36 pm

My favorite color is that of the Caribbean sea and I would call it tenacious teal because the water grips your gaze and it’s hard to look away from it!!
Happy Birthday again and thank you for all the great shares! I have both a USA and Canadian Address so I hope you will allow me to participate in your giveaway!
Many Blessings!
Melitta

Ana Balcarcel - September 20, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Sorry for the double post. Just realized I had to pick my fave color and rename it if it was a crayon. WELL, I love the the LIME LIGHT and if it were a crayon I would call it SOURY LIME. It just looks sour to me…lol

Jennifer B - September 20, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Thanks for the chance to win. Glass Slipper is my favorite!

Donna C. - September 20, 2014 - 12:41 pm

I love all shades of blue. Thanks for the chance to win these great ink pads

Nashonne Newman - September 20, 2014 - 12:41 pm

My favorite color is blue. I would make a crayon color Midnight Blue.

Tracy - September 20, 2014 - 12:45 pm

I’ve never tried Color Theory Inks and I would love to! Awesome colors!

Lisa S - September 20, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Love the colors!

angela - September 20, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Love the ink colors.
Magenta is my favorite color and I am pretty happy with that name.

Carrie/scrapchick - September 20, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Hope you had a fantastic week! Thanks for the chance! My favorite color is Turquoise and I would name the crayon Peacock Feather! lol

Angela K - September 20, 2014 - 1:28 pm

I love purple so it would have to be purple passion.

Laura K - September 20, 2014 - 1:31 pm

My favorite color is purple. Any shade from the lightest lavender to the darkest plum. If I had to pick one Crayola name I guess it would be Lilac Fields.

Kelli W - September 20, 2014 - 1:40 pm

I love purple and if I could name a Crayon, it would be Grape Juice :)

Tersa Ramos Ramirez - September 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Going Green
The crayon name I choose: Lemon Green

Trish - September 20, 2014 - 2:03 pm

The colors are gorgeous. Of course the greens are speaking to me, that Going Green especially! Hmm, it’s Crayola color name might be Leaf Bud Green? I know, it’s lame…

Torrie - September 20, 2014 - 2:06 pm

My favorite color right now is royal blue. I have always wondered who gets to name crayons. Mine would be toasted marshmallow, it should smell like it too.

Betsy - September 20, 2014 - 2:27 pm

What a pretty palette! Thank you for the opportunity. Would be very happy to win!

Liz Lumsden - September 20, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Look at all these yummy colors! Hope your birthday week was the bomb, Kerri!

Joan - September 20, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Black is a strong favorite (maybe rename it “night”) but not as fun as that bright, turquoise blue of Caribbean water that I’d name “Virgin Islands”.

bernicej - September 20, 2014 - 2:45 pm

My favorite colors are the fall colors, especially orange. Perhaps I would call it “burnt flame”.

Celeste B - September 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Ruby Red

Erinaaaa - September 20, 2014 - 2:49 pm

Happy Birthday week!

Susan P - September 20, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Oooooh! These colors are yummy! Thanks for the chance to win them! What a great week it has been on your blog – I enjoyed checking in each day!

Debbie S - September 20, 2014 - 3:04 pm

My favorite color these days is purple. These colors look fabulous! Thanks for the chance!

Becca Bonneville - September 20, 2014 - 3:26 pm

Would love a nice pink color called Tickled Pink! Thanks for the chance!

Michele Clay - September 20, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Turquoise & if I could name it for Crayola, it would be Hilton Head Island. A fun name for a fun color! I’d love to try out these inks by Studio Calico. Thanks, Kerri!

SherriS. - September 20, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Gorgeous colors! I haven’t purchased any ink pads in a long time so these babies would be great to have:)

SherriS. - September 20, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Sorry I commented before I checked the rafflecopter. My color would be Purple Passion Flower!

Judy - September 20, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Beautiful colors, thanks for the chance to win!

Jean Nielsen - September 20, 2014 - 4:46 pm

What a fun birthday giveaway!

Cynthia Baldwin - September 20, 2014 - 4:47 pm

My favorite colors lately have been shades of blue/green and turquoise. :) I love the ink colors of glass slipper and going green, if that says anything.
Not sure what I’d call my colors? Maybe winter fresh or mint blue?

Teresa - September 20, 2014 - 5:15 pm

I love green… Maybe I would call my Crayola crayon Grassy Knoll. :) thanks for the glorious giveaway!!

LisaM6 - September 20, 2014 - 5:21 pm

What a fun giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite color would be a deep winter blue.

Angela Daly - September 20, 2014 - 5:32 pm

My fav is Lime Light, all the the colors are delicious, thanks Kerri for the chance to win !

Janet T - September 20, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Would love to try these out! Although then I might get hooked ;0)
~God bless~

Dawn - September 20, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Kerri these colors are awesome. I’ll have to check your sight for CTMH product colors and order some additional colors I need. Thank you for the chance to win & good luck ya’ll.

Katie B. - September 20, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Wow, really pretty colors! I have heard about these inks but have not gotten to try them. My favorite color is aqua. I would name it ocean sound. :) Thank you for the giveaway.

Katie B.

Sarita - September 20, 2014 - 5:54 pm

my favorite color is blue.

Cindy B - September 20, 2014 - 6:02 pm

I love pinks! I’d name a Crayola “Pink Tulle”

kathy anderson - September 20, 2014 - 6:19 pm

My favorite color is green and if I named it as a crayon I would call it Ivy.

Sarah W A - September 20, 2014 - 6:37 pm

More goodies? Wow. Thanks a lot, to Kerri and to Studio Calico.

Tina Michael-Dahlmann - September 20, 2014 - 7:05 pm

I love Halloween so I would name the orange Crayola crayon “Jack O Lantern”. Thanks for a chance to win.

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Rebekah - September 20, 2014 - 7:32 pm

I love coral- so my Crayola color name would be Coral Crush

linda - September 20, 2014 - 7:43 pm

My fav color is teal, so my Crayola would be Real Teal!

Amy O - September 20, 2014 - 7:51 pm

Turquoise/aqua, anything in that range of bluish greeniness. How about “Tropical Wave”?

Kim H - September 20, 2014 - 8:27 pm

What a great way to end a fabulous birthday week. Those colors are gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Lara Read - September 20, 2014 - 8:32 pm

I always loved the green bluish crayons. I always picked it out first when I got a new box. I can’t remember the exact name but turquoise would be great too.

Kary H. - September 20, 2014 - 8:36 pm

My favorite color is blue, and I would call it Wave-tossed Waters.

Melanie Stanczyk - September 20, 2014 - 8:36 pm

Right now my favorite color is green, like lime green.

I’d call it….lime surprise (the surprise would be pearlized glow in it.)

I would love the try out the SC inks! Thanks for the chance.

Michelle - September 20, 2014 - 9:00 pm

How fun. I love the lime green and the teal color! I have never tried their inks before. I am glad you had a great birthday, Kerri!! :)

heather - September 20, 2014 - 9:04 pm

Powder Blue if I could name it I would name it heavenly skies.

Dana Lines - September 20, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Thank you for treating us when its your birthday!!!

Denise Bryant - September 20, 2014 - 9:31 pm

Favorite color is yellow… so bright and cheery!

Tara M - September 20, 2014 - 9:39 pm

Beautiful colors. Thank you for a great giveaway!

Judy W. - September 20, 2014 - 9:48 pm

Thanks for the giveaway. I tend to like blues and greens. I’d have to pick a color like a bright blue sky and Crayola color name would be “Wide Open Blue”.

Lillian M - September 20, 2014 - 9:50 pm

Would be so nice to try these products :)

Barbara Santee - September 20, 2014 - 10:08 pm

As always what a nice surprise. Thanks for the chance to win!

Chrystie DeSmet - September 20, 2014 - 11:15 pm

My favorite color is pink. My Crayola color would be flamingo pink!

Angie - September 20, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Green. Grass Green. It’s the best! (They probably already have that, huh?)

Candi - September 21, 2014 - 12:47 am

Blue/green sort of. Deep like the sea yet clear as an emerald. call it soul blur.

Dawn - September 21, 2014 - 1:22 am

Hello Kerri. OK how do you register with Insta Gram? This is the only one of all that I’m registered with and can’t figure out Insta Gram out. Could you help me please. I’m using my nieces for now but I want one for myself. Thank you if you can help. =)

Dawn

kaaarrreeennn - September 21, 2014 - 3:16 am

Favorite is Glass Slipper. If it was a crayon color I would call it “True Happiness.” Happy Birthday!

Lucinde | Lucilight - September 21, 2014 - 4:45 am

The colors are beautifull! And uhm… my favorite color is purple, like in the passionflower so it would be something like passion purple or just passiflora

Jeanene - September 21, 2014 - 6:39 am

Thanks for giving away so many goodies on your birthday!

Jessica Dougherty - September 21, 2014 - 8:17 am

i always liked the metallic crayons…i’d name mine glamorously gold!

Danni Perez - September 21, 2014 - 9:37 am

happy birthday girl!!!

Jewel - September 21, 2014 - 10:28 am

I love seafoam green. I would call the Crayon color, sea glass.

Amy Coose - September 21, 2014 - 10:47 am

My favorite color is grey, and if I could name a crayon, I’d make a light grey named storm.

PaulaJean - September 21, 2014 - 10:54 am

One of my favorite colors is lime green. I think I would call it laid back lime!!

Lorretta - September 21, 2014 - 11:36 am

Purple Rain – that’s my favorite although I love all of these colors!

deb pereira - September 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Fun!!! Thanks Kerri.

Mickee - September 21, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Love those colors! Thanks for the chance!

Merrilee - September 21, 2014 - 2:34 pm

My fave colour is green and I would name it Greenalicious.

Shirlee - September 21, 2014 - 3:33 pm

I love Studio Calico AND Kerri Bradford. Happy Birthday Kerri! This is a great surprise gift. Thank you!

Traci - September 21, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Great inkpad colors! Would love to openage these! :)

Cheryl :) - September 21, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Oh how fun!!!Thank you and thank you Studio Calico!!!

Mindy - September 21, 2014 - 6:31 pm

My fav color is most any shade of blue. I’m really loving turquoise right now – maybe call it turquoise ocean for the beautiful color of water you see in tropical places.

Carol R. - September 21, 2014 - 7:07 pm

I would call purple–Purple Passion. Thank you for the chance to win.

Carolyn E - September 21, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Beautiful colors!!
My favorite is Blue And a name…how about the Majestic Navy.

Dayna - September 21, 2014 - 8:21 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tracy Bohman - September 21, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Thanks for the great giveaways this week. I love the color Blue or Teal and the name I’d call it is aqua marine. Reminds me of the Carribean sea of which I just returned from.

Kim Thomas - September 21, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Thank you so much for the chance to win. They look delish! Take care, Kim :)

Sheri Elmont - September 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Right now I’ll say lavender, it can change in a moment. I would call my Crayon, Luscious Lavender. (Hey, it’s late and the creativity is low)

Brown Paper Packages Comes To An End? (+ Giveaway and Flash Friday)

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Say it ain’t so!

This week has seriously gone way faster than I ever expected. I have a feeling the rest of the year is going to do the same.

Sometimes we just need to slow down our pace of life. I think I’ve been better about that this year, but I have my moments still. A little too many lately, it seems.

breathe.

Okay, that being said, we have a full day ahead! :)

Today I’m sharing a couple projects that I worked on for this week. I wish I could have made the rest that are in my head. I expect you may be seeing more from me over time. I’m not done yet. ;)

Thought I’d give the box from Boxed Up  a little decor makeover using the gold vinyl and a handwritten word. To place the vinyl, I used a small piece of transfer tape. I might use a slightly larger one next time because the vinyl is floppier than it seems. I wasn’t sure how the tape would react to the cardstock either.

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I also printed a little ‘It’s Your Birthday’ to go along with Heck Yes (which is a freebie you can get HERE). I also wanted the Heck Yes to be slightly thicker, so I added a .03″ internal and external offset and then welded it together. If you want to know how to thicken handwritten words, read this post.


And then finally, I made my white paint and postal paper tag. This is one of those things that has been in my mind to do for months now. Seriously.

It’s using a tag shape that will be coming out in a kit soon.

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To make it, I cut a ‘stencil’ out of cardstock and found some obliging paint and foam brush. To create the stencil, type your words over the top half of the tag. I wanted mine to be larger than the tag so that it extended ‘off the page’, so to speak. 

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I used some repositionable adhesive (Herma) and tacked the tag to a piece of paper. I slid and tacked down a small piece of cardstock between the tag halves so that when I painted it, it wouldn’t go onto the bottom half. Next, I adhered the stencil on top.

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I painted the letters, without putting it on too thick. I didn’t want it to dry and stick, so I peeled off the stencil while it still had a smidgen of tackiness.

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Add a ‘handmade reinforcement’ (aka, a silhouette cut set of circles) and a little twine and voila! You’re done!


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Next up, it’s time for Flash Friday!

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This week it’s all about Photo Templates.

Buy any two or more photo template kits
and save 35% on them.

Use code PHOTO at check out.
(Discount applies only to photo template purchases.)

This is a flash sale and it’s available for today only.


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And now, it’s the final giveaway of the week. 

My own little ‘birthday gift’ to you, so to speak.

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I’m giving away a $25 gift card to three lucky people! 

You can get several chances to win using the options below. 
This is open to everyone! :)

And I just want to give a shout out to all of you for making this week so wonderful! 
There’s nothing like spending your birthday all week with friends.

xo,
k


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Tammy Davis - September 19, 2014 - 6:49 am

Tammy Davis – Altus, OK

Angeline Choo - September 19, 2014 - 6:50 am

Happy birthday Kerri !! Your brown packages are awesome and the cut files just made it pop! Have an awesome time celebrating.

Angeline – Malaysia

Robin - September 19, 2014 - 6:52 am

From Texas

Ruth Tacoma - September 19, 2014 - 7:03 am

Ruth Tacoma from McBain Michigan

Theresa - September 19, 2014 - 7:05 am

Thanks for all the inspiration this week – great ideas and projects.
Theresa from Ohio.

Cindy Trimble - September 19, 2014 - 7:13 am

Happy birthday! I check your blog every morning for inspiration! Then hurry home to try things out. Have a great day!

Rhadonda - September 19, 2014 - 7:14 am

Rhadonda
Sterling, IL

Kate Hungerford - September 19, 2014 - 7:16 am

I’d LUV to receive the $25 gift card!! There’s so much I want to buy in your shop. Thanks for the opportunity.

Kate Hungerford
Bethany Beach, Delaware

Lynda Callan Griffith - September 19, 2014 - 7:19 am

Happy Birthday Kerri. Love, love your stuff!!

Karen S - September 19, 2014 - 7:22 am

Karen S
Cleveland OH

Kathy Meredith - September 19, 2014 - 7:32 am

Hi Kerri! I’m Kathy from Desert Aire, WA – the middle of everywhere, but it takes us an hour to get anywhere! I love your products and mostly love you as a teacher!

Debi Vintinner - September 19, 2014 - 7:40 am

Hope you have enjoyed your birthday celebration!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Nicole - September 19, 2014 - 7:46 am

Nicole
Pinehurst, NC

Jane Tiefenthaler - September 19, 2014 - 7:46 am

Thabnks for the awesome giveaway.

Amanda Hall - September 19, 2014 - 7:50 am

Amanda Parham
Simpsonville, SC

Karen Wilhelm - September 19, 2014 - 7:51 am

Happy Birthday week Kerri! Hope you had a great one!! I love your creations and it would be so fun to win the gift card!!

Judy W. - September 19, 2014 - 7:55 am

A $25 gift card from your shop would be an awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.
North Texas

Miriam Prantner - September 19, 2014 - 7:58 am

What a fun week! thanks for all the great giveaways and inspiration!

Miriam, Arlington VA

LouAnn V - September 19, 2014 - 8:12 am

LouAnn from Chino, CA

Nashonne Newman - September 19, 2014 - 8:29 am

Nashonne from Crete, IL

Samantha Clark - September 19, 2014 - 8:46 am

Hi! Samantha, now from Fruita, Colorado. :-)

Kim H - September 19, 2014 - 9:00 am

Leavenworth, Ks

Happy Birthday Week Kerri. The ideas you have shared this week have been amazing along with teh giveaways you’ve offered. Thanks for the cnance to win!!

Laura T. - September 19, 2014 - 9:03 am

Thanks for all the giveaway changes this week.

Laura T.
North Canton, OH

Carolyn E - September 19, 2014 - 9:28 am

Thanks for the week full of lots of eye candy!! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday week :)

Marilyn Bronson - September 19, 2014 - 9:28 am

Marilyn from Mebane, NC! It has been a fun week — thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sally - September 19, 2014 - 9:28 am

Beautiful projects Kerri!
Sally
Saratoga Springs, Utah

Carolyn E - September 19, 2014 - 9:29 am

Carolyn E
Middleburg, Florida

Brenda - September 19, 2014 - 9:35 am

I have really enjoyed this week – love anything kraft!! I’m Brenda from Dove Canyon, CA

Jeannie L - September 19, 2014 - 10:09 am

I’ve enjoyed the week with all the inspiration. Thanks for the fun week and for the awesome giveaway.

Jeannie from hot & humid Singapore

Carla Hundley - September 19, 2014 - 10:10 am

Carla Hundley
Orem, Utah

Jessica Dougherty - September 19, 2014 - 10:17 am

thanks for all the chances to win! hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Melanie Stanczyk - September 19, 2014 - 10:33 am

Thank you again Kerri for the “gifts” this week. I feel we should be gifting you, it’s your birthday! Your little boxes are so cute. Hope you had a great birthday.

PaulaJean Kirby - September 19, 2014 - 10:33 am

My name is PaulaJean (PJ …no one ever remembers PaulaJean unless I’m getting in trouble!) I’m from Douglas, MA

Melanie Stanczyk - September 19, 2014 - 10:36 am

Melanie Stanczyk
Custer, Wisconsin

Kendra - September 19, 2014 - 11:04 am

Kendra Grande
Parker, CO

Amy M. C. - September 19, 2014 - 11:05 am

Amy Cooley, Indianapolis, IN

Kelli W - September 19, 2014 - 11:46 am

Kelli W.
Cedar Park, TX

thanks for the chance to win!!!

Claire - September 19, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Anacortes WA

Angela K - September 19, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Angela K
Holbrook, AZ

Karen Peterson - September 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Karen Peterson, Eagle River, AK

Lynette Ballard - September 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Lynette Ballard
Hurricane UT

I have to say, your little trick of adding an offset if you want words thicker/thinner, totally saved me yesterday! I had a skinny font that I knew wouldn’t weed very good…so I just made it fatter! Your tricks and classes are sooo helpful! :) I hope you’ve had a good week, it’s been fun to see all the fun ideas!

christi - September 19, 2014 - 1:22 pm

Christi from Massachusetts

Ruthie Lopez - September 19, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Great idea!! Thanks for the chance to win!
San Diego CA :)

carrie - September 19, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Happy Birthday! And thank you so much for sharing all this magicalness during your birthday :)
Seriously, great fun ideas!

Torrie - September 19, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Happy birthday Kerri and thanks for including us in the celebration! Torrie from Surprise, AZ.

Cari - September 19, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Hagerstown, MD

Such cute ideas this week!
Thanks for the inspiration.

mitchmac - September 19, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Yay – something for international fans – thanks so much for the chance to win!

Margie Visnick - September 19, 2014 - 2:18 pm

Thanks for all of the fun inspiration this week! Margie Visnick, TN

Deborah Northcutt - September 19, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Happy Birthday, Kerri! Love all the great giveaways! Thank you so much!!

Sherry T - September 19, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Thanks for all the chances to win this week…from Dodge City, KS.

Julie Whiteman - September 19, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Keri I love love love your stuff. Thanks so much for the Friday freebies.

Julie Whiteman - September 19, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Kerri I love love love your stuff. Thanks so much for the Friday freebies.

Jeannie Smith - September 19, 2014 - 3:07 pm

I just discovered your blog! Well so much for cleaning today- I have been reading your blog and watch tutorials.

RPomeroy - September 19, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Ramona
Coeur D’Alene

Christine M - September 19, 2014 - 3:42 pm

Love your ideas so talented you are!

Amber M. - September 19, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Happy end-of-birthday week! The silver lining is that today is FRIDAY :) Thanks so much for a great celebratory week with wonderful inspiration and amazing giveaways!

Angie - September 19, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Your tag is so cute! Happy Birthday!

a - September 19, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Oh…you want a specific comment. I’m Angie – I’m from the Seattle area!

Sheri Elmont - September 19, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Thanks for all the wonderful stuff you create for us to enjoy! Happy Birthday!

Carrie/scrapchick - September 19, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Hope you had a Great Birthday week! Thanks for all the cool ideas & chances to win!

Carrie in Wisconsin

Denise Bryant - September 19, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Wishing you a very happy birthday! Thanks for offering such fun party favors this week! :)
Denise Bryant from Penn Valley, CA.

Katie B. - September 19, 2014 - 5:13 pm

I hope you have had a great birthday week! Thank you for sharing it with us. And for spreading the love with all of the wonderful giveaways. Love the gold letters wrapping around the edges!

Katie B. from Western Maryland

Angela - September 19, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Angela from Indy

Debbie S. - September 19, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Love reading your blog. I find lots of valuable information here.

Lenore - September 19, 2014 - 6:05 pm

Hope you have a wonderful birthday Kerri!

Jessica Barrett - September 19, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Jessica A. from west Tx! This site is full of AWESOMENESS- HAPPY birthday Kerri.you have amazin talent!

Kathleen D - September 19, 2014 - 6:43 pm

It’ been a fun week Kerri following all these blog posts. Once again, Happy Birthday and may this year be filled with joy, happiness and abundant love.

Gracie Williams - September 19, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Gracie Williams
San Antonio, Texas

Marcia Dehn-Nix - September 19, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Marcia from Minnesota. Love your cut files and the inspiration here. Happy Birthday.

Stacie D - September 19, 2014 - 7:20 pm

Stacie
Minnesota
Happy Birthday week!

lisa - September 19, 2014 - 7:34 pm

loving the contest

Amy Coose - September 19, 2014 - 7:46 pm

Amazing inspiration, and thanks for the chance to win!

Amy in VA

julie - September 19, 2014 - 7:49 pm

thanks for the chance to win!!

Katrina H - September 19, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! I hope you had a fabulous birthday week!!

Sue T - September 19, 2014 - 8:33 pm

Sue Taylor, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Thanks for the fun week Kerri :)

Alysia H - September 19, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Alysia from Utah but living in Arizona

heather - September 19, 2014 - 8:49 pm

Heather from OR.

Lindsay F - September 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Coming from Salt Lake City!

deb pereira - September 19, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Amy O - September 19, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Hi I’m Amy from Central IL, USA!

Janet - September 19, 2014 - 11:24 pm

Happy birthday Kerri. I’ve been enjoying your celebrations from Scotland.

Bernice J - September 19, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Bernice from Alberta, Canada

Cindy B - September 20, 2014 - 12:12 am

Cindy B from beautiful NW Montana

Patty G.p - September 20, 2014 - 8:09 am

Wowsers! A gift card would be well used! Love all your designs! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us!

Lynne K - September 20, 2014 - 8:15 am

Love your stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

Patty G. - September 20, 2014 - 8:17 am

Whoops! Couldn’t edit my comment for my typo! Thanks for the chance!
Frenchtown, NJ

Kelly Humby-Tulk - September 20, 2014 - 8:28 am

I’m from Tennessee.

Tana - September 20, 2014 - 8:33 am

Sweet…would love this
TANA

Nita K. - September 20, 2014 - 8:38 am

Nita from Austin, Texas

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 9:07 am

I am loving the simple embellishments that you are showing for birthday gifts!

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 9:09 am

Sorry, I forgot to leave where I’m from – Kansas!

Lindsay - September 20, 2014 - 9:11 am

Lindsay
Salt Lake City, UT

lindsey - September 20, 2014 - 9:30 am

I could put these to good use for sure!

laura mm - September 20, 2014 - 9:35 am

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaways :)
Laura from FL

rita timmons - September 20, 2014 - 10:44 am

what a clever idea! imagine the possibilities by using the cutouts as stencils as well.

Melissa S - September 20, 2014 - 11:24 am

Happy Birthday Kerri! Thanks for the fun week and chance to win :) Melissa – Halifax, NS, Canada

Cindy - September 20, 2014 - 12:18 pm

CindyLou
Wisconsin

Ellie Augustin - September 20, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Cause who doesn’t love your kits!!! Thanks for the chance.

Cheryl :) - September 20, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Cheryl – Keytesville, MO

Jean Nielsen - September 20, 2014 - 4:49 pm

You’re awfully nice to be giving away gifts for YOUR birthday! Hope you had a really nice birthday…

Sarita - September 20, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Sarita
San Diego, CA

kathy anderson - September 20, 2014 - 6:25 pm

Kathy Anderson from Sparks, Nevada.
Happy Birthday Kerri!

Sarah W A - September 20, 2014 - 6:35 pm

The generosity just keeps on coming! Thanks for all the great stuff being given away this week. Hope your birthday rocked!

linda - September 20, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Cool You have the birthday and we get the gifts! Thanks!

Lara Read - September 20, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Hope you had a great week! Happy Bday! lara read in PG UT

Tara - September 20, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Happy Birthday week!
Tara M from Lewisville NC

Brown Paper Packages ala Layle + Heidi Swapp Giveaway!

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We’ve been having such a grand week so far. Could it get any better?

Uhhh…can I get a big ol’…

…heck yes!


We have some more absolute awesomeness coming from Layle today. She was one busy gal concocting up all these goodies! I’m gonna let all the work speak for itself first and then I will speak at the end. Because…um…wow?

 

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[ Design | Feathers ]

Layle says:  I love these feathers!  I wanted the package to be fairly neutral, so I cut the feathers from white card stock.  When I laid them down on the front of the package, I thought it was far too boring, so I added a little glitter to the tops of the feathers to spice things up a bit :)  This package could be used for virtually any occasion.

I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top of each feather and then dumped glitter on top.  Super easy technique that packs a punch!


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[ Design | Happy Camper (clouds) ]

Layle says: This was such a fun project to do!  And in keeping with the theme of my post & projects, another easy one to do.  For this project, I created my own wrapping paper by painting clouds on the paper itself.  I started by creating a stencil in Silhouette Studio using the clouds from the Happy Camper kit.  I ungrouped the clouds and then moved and rotated them so they would be randomly spaced/placed when I painted.

I used a white Martha Stewart acrylic paint along with one of her Foam Pouncer Tops.  You just screw the pouncer top onto the paint, dab it on a piece of scratch paper a few times to get the paint flowing, and you’re off to the races

A few recommendations if you want to do something similar:
  1. Keep your stencil to a manageable size.  The one I created here is 4.5″x12″.  I wouldn’t recommend going much taller than 4.5″ or it might be hard to hold onto the stencil when you’re painting each shape.
  2. Use a sturdy material to create your stencil.  I used regular card stock, which was no problem considering this was a ‘one and done’ project, meaning I don’t have plans to use this stencil again.  If you think you might want to reuse a stencil, use a heavier material so the design keeps it’s shape over time.
  3. Paint from the outside of the design in towards the center.  That’s especially helpful if your design comes to a sharp point in places, so your stencil retains it’s shape and doesn’t lose those points.  It will also help prevent paint from bleeding under your stencil.
  4. Rotate your stencil.  Rotating your stencil in different directions on the paper gives it more of a random, whimsical, handmade look.
This would make a great craft project for kids!  With a little supervision (mainly to help hold the stencil in place with one hand while trying to paint with the other hand), the options for creating custom wrapping paper are limitless!


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 [ Design | Just Because (love you) ]

Layle says: When I started sketching ideas for this month’s projects, I pulled out a bunch of different kraft colored products I had in my stash, including a kraft card.  I love Kerri’s handwritten words and thought it would be fun to make a quick card using ‘Love You’ from the Just Because kit.  Again, I used white cardstock because I love the stark contrast against the kraft background.  I inked a wood veneer heart to add a bit of color.  Quick and simple design, you could make up a bunch of cards like this for all occasions to have on hand.  Hey, I need to take my own advice and do just that!


Okay, did I say wow already? I think it bears repeating, yes? The gold tipped feathers? Oh so divine. The ‘happy little clouds’ (please excuse the Bob Ross reference–couldn’t help it) are so sweet–and perfect–with that big blue ribbon. And the love you card? I want one. :)

Layle, you outdid yourself this week girlie! A bundle of inspiration for sure!


We’ve got another giveaway today!

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This one comes from that sweet thing Heidi Swapp. And I have to tell you, when I opened the package to take a photograph, all I kept wondering is, would anyone would notice if I kept it for myself?  ;)

Her new September Skies line is to die for! I need a whole pack of that grey+white stripe myself.

And you know…September is my favorite month of the year. It may have something to do with it being my birthday month, add school starting, fall coming…it just all rolls up into one month of awesomeness in my book. So when Heidi came out with her new September Skies line, I knew already I’d like it, site unseen. ;)

Thank you Miss Thang for helping me celebrate this week!


Here’s a bazillion ways you can enter. The more you do, the more chances you have to win. U.S. residents only please. 

If you haven’t had a chance to enter in the other giveaways this week, be sure to do that. All contests will end Sunday and winners will be announced Monday.

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Denise Bryant - September 18, 2014 - 6:13 am

great projects today!
favorite thing about September… the coming on of fall, with that cool, crisp feel in the air.

Amy M. C. - September 18, 2014 - 6:19 am

My favorite thing about September is picking out lots of mums and pumpkins to decorate my front porch…it’s my favorite time of year!

Shermi - September 18, 2014 - 6:20 am

I’m not sure I have a favorite thing… I like that it starts cooling off this month (finally) after all the hot summer weather.

Donna Silber - September 18, 2014 - 6:20 am

My favorite thing about September is somewhat cooler weather!!

Barb Mc - September 18, 2014 - 6:21 am

Great projects, Wonderful giveaway!

Kerri McClinton - September 18, 2014 - 6:21 am

Love the idea for the card! Just bought a ton of plain card bases that technique would be perfect for!

Katy young - September 18, 2014 - 6:21 am

I love Sept because Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks!

Keianna - September 18, 2014 - 6:23 am

Fave thing about September? It’s my birthday month and I love fall!

Theresa - September 18, 2014 - 6:24 am

Gotta love September for the start of High School Football and Marching Band season!

Melinda C. - September 18, 2014 - 6:28 am

September is the perfect month with perfect weather and tons of fall festivals! Love all of today’s projects!

Janet - September 18, 2014 - 6:35 am

I love the cool crisp mornings in September. Such a refreshing change from the hot humid days of summer.

Ruth Tacoma - September 18, 2014 - 6:36 am

I love *everything* about September!!! I love when the weather slowly changes to fall. The colors are more vibrant, the air becomes crisp at night, but beautiful during the day, soccer gets in full swing, I decorate the house fallish, my favorite coffee shops start brewing pumpkin flavored coffee drinks….I love it all!

Karen S - September 18, 2014 - 6:37 am

I love September because back to school means a return to a scheduled, organized time. It’s almost like a new year with resolutions and all!

Celeste B - September 18, 2014 - 6:43 am

I love the cooler morning and evenings and crisp blue skies.

Andrea - September 18, 2014 - 6:51 am

My favorite thing about September is FOOTBALL! I love everything that comes with this time of year and Scrapbooking during the games is perfect!!

Robin Hynes - September 18, 2014 - 6:53 am

Love September…my boy was born this month 19 years ago next week. Going through mommy sadness as he’s off to college this year. The project is gorgeous and love the new Heidi Swapp September Skies line.

Diane Reyes - September 18, 2014 - 6:57 am

You are so amazing!! Inspirational ! And, this is a fabulous giveaway!

Cari - September 18, 2014 - 6:58 am

I love September for the cooling weather and birthdays! Both my daughter and my husband celebrate this month so it’s always fun!

Denise Luscan - September 18, 2014 - 6:59 am

Really pretty projects! I think my fave about September is the weather (here in Fl) starts to slightly change and gets me excited about some cooler weather.

Lenore - September 18, 2014 - 7:00 am

I love the cooler weather in September and the anticipation of apple and pumpkin picking.

Cindy Trimble - September 18, 2014 - 7:02 am

So much fun! Fave thing? Almost Halloween!

Cathy - September 18, 2014 - 7:04 am

September = sunshine, spring and awesome days!

Gisele Chastain - September 18, 2014 - 7:05 am

Gorgeous giveaway…totally drooling over this one!!

Favorite thing about September…the smell of pumpkin bread cooking in my oven. :)

Kim Olea - September 18, 2014 - 7:05 am

Love the feathers! And what a great giveaway

Michelle Gallant - September 18, 2014 - 7:06 am

This prize is amazing!

Tammy Davis - September 18, 2014 - 7:12 am

My favorite thing about September is knowing that cooler weather is close! Love the excitement of anticipating all of the fall holidays!

Sandy_in_MD - September 18, 2014 - 7:12 am

My favorite September thing is fall’s arrival, with all of the beautiful fall leaf colors.

LinhC - September 18, 2014 - 7:17 am

My daughter’s bday!

Jane - September 18, 2014 - 7:17 am

I love September so much that is why I got married in September!

Karen Walker - September 18, 2014 - 7:21 am

LOVE all these projects, and would love to win that Heidi Swapp package—awesome!

LionaChinky - September 18, 2014 - 7:22 am

This is a lovely way to start projects! Thanks for this lovely giveaway! <3

Marcia Dehn-Nix - September 18, 2014 - 7:25 am

Gorgeous wraps and card! My fav thing is that the leaves start changing colors. My favorite time of year.

Kate - September 18, 2014 - 7:32 am

September is a wonderful month. The weather is gorgeous. Can hardly wait to use Heidi Swapp’s September Skies!!!!

Alexandria - September 18, 2014 - 7:34 am

My favorite thing about September is that fall is right around the corner, and it leads into MY favorite month – October! =]

Amanda Q. - September 18, 2014 - 7:35 am

My favorite thing about September is the beautiful weather. :)

Erinaaaa - September 18, 2014 - 7:37 am

Love, love, love the clouds!

Amanda Hall - September 18, 2014 - 7:37 am

Cooler weather!

Jessica - September 18, 2014 - 7:42 am

I love the new beginnings of a new school year and the coolness and changing leaves of fall! September is awesome!

Yanira - September 18, 2014 - 7:43 am

Love the little giveaway. Its so cute.

Erin - September 18, 2014 - 7:43 am

Great use of brown paper! I almost always use brown packages for wrapped gifts.

Yanira - September 18, 2014 - 7:44 am

Nice giveaway. I love heidi swapp stuff.

Tifany Jahn - September 18, 2014 - 7:44 am

I love September for the start of crisp air and changing leaves.
Also my birthday month

Lisa - September 18, 2014 - 7:47 am

Happy September! I love the cooler temps in the morning.

ginger voth - September 18, 2014 - 7:53 am

not gonna lie, i {heart} sweats, hoodies and slipper socks!! gorgrous golden sunlight and pretty foliage aint too bad either :) sigggh, ok i love it all!

Judy W. - September 18, 2014 - 8:00 am

September brings cooler temps and one looks forward to that when living in Texas. : )
What a fantastic giveaway & Happy BDay to you!!

Melissa - September 18, 2014 - 8:03 am

Such an awesome idea of just glittereing the top of the feathers!

Michelle - September 18, 2014 - 8:04 am

Love your blog Kerri!.Thanks for the giveaway.Also love Heidi’s products!.Good stuff.

Dolly - September 18, 2014 - 8:05 am

I’m CDN so don’t count this comment but I just wanted to tell Layle how FABULOUS I thought her projects were!
I think DD and I will make our own PP this Christmas!! TFS

Kendra - September 18, 2014 - 8:06 am

Everything. I like everything about September! Cool weather, fall leaves, crisp air. It’s perfect.

Kerri V - September 18, 2014 - 8:08 am

Thank you for sharing such great ideas and projects!

Carolyn E - September 18, 2014 - 8:09 am

Love those clouds! I think I know what we’re doing for our Christmas wrapping paper!!

Melissa Fech - September 18, 2014 - 8:13 am

I love everything! Those wood accents are awesome. The stamps are great! The banners are adorable! The papers are fab!

LouAnn V - September 18, 2014 - 8:15 am

The best part about September is that the kids are back in school!

Judy Stiles - September 18, 2014 - 8:18 am

Cooler temps … a good thing in Arizona! Although this year it still seems pretty warm! This has been such a fun week … have enjoyed seeing all of the cool projects! What a great giveaway today … would be awesome to win!

Sue Alger - September 18, 2014 - 8:20 am

My favorite thing about Sept is the weather. Hot weather is gone and cooler (and less humid)air here.

Gretchen Henninger - September 18, 2014 - 8:22 am

Awesome techniques and a fabulous giveaway opportunity.

Tessa Buys - September 18, 2014 - 8:26 am

I love those feathers! So cute! And, of course, I’m drooling over September Skies! I share your sentiments about September, although my birthday is August 31st ;).

Merrit - September 18, 2014 - 8:32 am

It would have to be my little sister’s birthday :)

Angi MakingMayhem - September 18, 2014 - 8:44 am

Great inspiration! I am so in love with feathers these days…I don’t ever want this trend to go away! (and I love Bob Ross’ happy demeanor…)

My favorite thing about September? Cooler weather…means more hot chocolate, more sweaters, fleece & flannel…it’s cozy time!

Thanks for asking! ;)

Lisa Spiegel - September 18, 2014 - 8:45 am

love love love this new line… So excited to create with it!

Tara Abernathy - September 18, 2014 - 8:45 am

I love September because it’s my birthday month and I love the color changes of fall that start to happen.

Aurelie - September 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

What an amazing prize!! September is my favourite month of the year, too! It’s the true start of the year… The cooler air, the cozier sweaters, the shorter evenings – perfect for scrapping with friends!!

Laura T. - September 18, 2014 - 8:53 am

One of my favorite things about September is digging out my sweaters, hoodies, and warm jammies.

Mayra R. - September 18, 2014 - 8:55 am

I think my favorite part of September is that it marks the beginning of change — the leaves start turning, the weather starts getting a little cooler.. :)

Those feathers are absolutely beautiful by the way! I’ll have to give it a try. :D

Karalyn Burnside - September 18, 2014 - 8:57 am

Thanks so much for the great blog, inspiration and the giveaway!!

Ardyce Seabrook - September 18, 2014 - 8:58 am

This would be so lovley for me. thanks for the chance!!!

Sonia - September 18, 2014 - 8:59 am

What a great package!! So very excited about your app release too, what an awesome accomplishment – CONGRATS!

Sarah Quincey - September 18, 2014 - 9:01 am

I LOVE September because it’s the beginning of Fall, which I LOVE!

heidig - September 18, 2014 - 9:01 am

Great project and giveaway!

Beth - September 18, 2014 - 9:15 am

There packages that Layle created are gorgeous. September is a great month because it brings us one step closer to Christmas time which is my favorite time of the year! I really hope to win this kit and I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!

Cynthia Larson - September 18, 2014 - 9:15 am

Love the cute idea of the glitter on the top of the feather diecuts. Super cute on top of the package. Thanks for all the sharing of your wonderful projects.

Jen Miller - September 18, 2014 - 9:16 am

Salted Caramel Mocha Frappucinos! ;D

LisaM6 - September 18, 2014 - 9:19 am

What great ideas. Love the feathers. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

Debbie House - September 18, 2014 - 9:23 am

Beautiful!! She’s done it again!! Fabulous!!

Carrie Bryant - September 18, 2014 - 9:25 am

What a fantastic prize. I love all you great tips and ideas, thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win the great Heidi giveaway.

Raechelle Bellus - September 18, 2014 - 9:34 am

Fantastic projects! I am a newbie toy your blog and can foresee that I will be scoping it out quite often. My favorite thing about September is that is the month of my youngest daughters birthday. She was born 9/9/99. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

Cathy L. - September 18, 2014 - 9:38 am

Love the feathers!

Michelle - September 18, 2014 - 9:45 am

My favorite thing about september is the cooler weather and the beginning of the feeling of fall in the northeast. Happy birthday to you!

GB - September 18, 2014 - 9:46 am

My favorite thing about September: it’s cool enough to finally turn the oven on again!

Dawn McFarland - September 18, 2014 - 9:48 am

WOW! Love all the projects so far this week! My favorite thing about fall is the colors.

Jennifer Greer - September 18, 2014 - 9:54 am

I love the cooler mornings and the leaves starting to change.

Ann Kapusinski - September 18, 2014 - 9:58 am

What a treat!

Nashonne Newman - September 18, 2014 - 9:58 am

My favorite thing about September is that it’s Fall (my favorite season).

Candi Rasko - September 18, 2014 - 10:06 am

Warm days with cool September nights, and Kerri Bradford’s new Silhouette class coming in a few days! Yeah!!!!!!!

Carri Powers - September 18, 2014 - 10:22 am

Cooler mornings mean fall is on it’s way.

Cannycrafter - September 18, 2014 - 10:25 am

I love September because you can start wearing cozy sweaters!

Carla Hundley - September 18, 2014 - 10:29 am

These ideas are
wonderful and so
easy! Love the
feathers. And I
like that the
leaves start
changing colors
in September!
Carla from Utah

Lindsay - September 18, 2014 - 10:29 am

The beautiful color of the changing leaves!

Peggy Thonoson - September 18, 2014 - 10:32 am

I would love to win. This looks like a great collection

Ruth G - September 18, 2014 - 10:33 am

I love when things start to cool down a bit and windows can be opened and I can enjoy a hot tea in the morning! Yep, that’s usually what makes September wonderful!

Sally - September 18, 2014 - 10:33 am

My favorite thing about September is back to school time. My kids need the structure of school and the social outlet it provides.

Cherri - September 18, 2014 - 10:40 am

Love it all. Thanks for a chance to win!

Leslee Cotterell-Barrow - September 18, 2014 - 10:46 am

Favourite thing about September. There are a lot- love the smell of wood smoke when there are some cooler temps. Love that the leaves start to change.

Leann - September 18, 2014 - 10:59 am

I love every durn thing about September – cool weather, sweaters, warm blankets, apples, pumpkins, bonfires, comfort foods, baking, making applesauce, EVERYTHING!

Plus it’s my birthday month!

Leann

Nonni - September 18, 2014 - 11:08 am

Love the stencil idea and the cards! Love September because it is my grandson’s birthday.

Liz H. - September 18, 2014 - 11:10 am

This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kelli W - September 18, 2014 - 11:11 am

My favorite thing about September has to be that my first daughter was born in this month – matter of fact, today is her birthday (18th) and she is turning eleven :)

Miriam Prantner - September 18, 2014 - 11:16 am

Love back to school, such an exciting time of year!

Carrie/scrapchick - September 18, 2014 - 11:21 am

I love September because the kids go back to school! hehe Honestly I LOVE Fall and September means less humidity, beautiful changing trees and baked apple pies! YUM!

TJ Jay - September 18, 2014 - 11:36 am

Love a giveaway!

angela - September 18, 2014 - 11:38 am

Kids in pumpkin patches and caramel apples

Kelly Humby-Tulk - September 18, 2014 - 12:04 pm

I love the cool, crisp weather!

Pam Sohan - September 18, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Hmmm my favorite thing about September —–well this September my youngest daughter started college at SCAD, something she’s been excited about since junior year of high school. Miss her but I know she’s having a blast finally being at art school. And our son who is Autistic, started his very first job this week !!! and it RAINED!!!!!! And the temps are FINALLY under 98 degrees.

steph d. (a.k.a. sweetcraftychick) - September 18, 2014 - 12:10 pm

awesome awesome awesome giveaway! i loooove heidi swapp! love the wood veneer words and the acrylic words! perfect embellishments for any project. thanks for the chance! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :) (Steph Sweetcraftychick on Facebook)

benessi - September 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Loving these giveaways. Happy week!!

Jillian Cabandong - September 18, 2014 - 12:11 pm

My favorite thing about September is the weather change!

Janet T - September 18, 2014 - 12:14 pm

Awesome projects!

Amy O - September 18, 2014 - 12:14 pm

I am loving the projects today! Does anyone know if that Martha Stewart Spouncer fits on other brands of acrylic paint? So easy!

Really loving this giveaway, too. Thanks for the chance!

Amy O - September 18, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Sorry, didn’t know there were special instructions until after I posted. My fav thing about Sept. is the cooler weather.

salley - September 18, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Cool crisp days!

Misty Olsen - September 18, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Wow! Amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!I love the smell of fall in the air and the color of the leaves changing!

Ashley C - September 18, 2014 - 12:18 pm

The changing colors of leaves.

pam - September 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm

My favourite thing about September is it leads into October !!!

Carol - September 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Let me see, my favorite part about September has got to be the clear blue skies, the colors all around plus it also happens to be my birthday month as well as my daughter’s and daughter-in-law’s. What a great September it would be to win this awesome prize package as well! Thanks for the chance!

Georgann Templeton - September 18, 2014 - 12:21 pm

So glad to find your website!!

gina o - September 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm

wow so amazing of you to give this away! Happy birthday to you too!

hope the Kerri/Heidi gods are smiling down on me! :D

gina

ruth - September 18, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Yay, more goodies!!!

Alison L - September 18, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Very fun pkgs today. And a very fun giveaway! My favorite thing about September is getting out the fall decorations!

gina o - September 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm

got so excited I forgot to tell you what I love about September

I love that all the kids are back in school and that the rainy season starts :D

thanks again
gina

Debbie Gauvin - September 18, 2014 - 12:29 pm

One of my favorite things about September is apple picking and the taste of fresh apples.

Michelle - September 18, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Love all your giveaways Kerri!

Kelly - September 18, 2014 - 12:37 pm

So much to love about September: fresh apples start to hit the supermarket, cooler mornings, leaves start to change. Thank you for the chance to win this super collection!

betty lou - September 18, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Love the glitter feathers! Love the giveaway! Love September…fave thing is the beginning of Fall!

Tara Chaussee - September 18, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Behind Sunner, Fall is my favorite season! Still hot days and crisp, cool nights and getting to pull all of my boots out of the closet!

Kim H - September 18, 2014 - 12:48 pm

I love the cool weather that September brings.

Becca Bonneville - September 18, 2014 - 12:49 pm

My favorite thing about September is the changing of the seasons! I LOVE Fall and when the weather starts getting cooler. So many fun activities and projects come Fall time too!

Paula B - September 18, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Oh, I have to win this. This is so awesome! Thanks Kerri for the opportunity!

Sherry T - September 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm

OMGoodness….now that’s a prize package…me, me!!! LOL

susan - September 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm

so much fun

Jane R - September 18, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Thank you for the chance to win! Love this collection!

Jessica Dougherty - September 18, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Awesome projects!!! And I love me some Heidi Swapp!!!!

Deborah Northcutt - September 18, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Love me some Heidi Swapp!

Arielle Berceau - September 18, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Awesome giveaway. Favorite thing about September…kids are back in school!!

RPomeroy - September 18, 2014 - 1:15 pm

I love the cooler nights.

Karen C - September 18, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Great projects! Thanks for the giveaway.

Annie Nguyen - September 18, 2014 - 1:20 pm

My favorite thing about September is the weather! It’s not too hot and not too cold, perfect!

Kelly Lewis - September 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm

You are amazing and I love your blog and everything you do.. So inspirational. And this is such an amazing giveaway, thank you for so many opportunities!

My favorite thing about September would be the crisp, cooler air and how refreshing everything feels. Also, pumpkin/apple everything! Happy Birthday and pick me! :p

Sherry Anderson - September 18, 2014 - 1:25 pm

My favorite thing about September is we are that much closer to Christmas!!

Melissa Mortimer - September 18, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Love your blog and thanks for a chance to win an awesome giveaway! Love Heidi!

Lucie Hale - September 18, 2014 - 1:32 pm

My Favorite thing about September is the days are not quite so hot, but yet still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors!

kelly may - September 18, 2014 - 1:34 pm

^^KELLY LEWIS/ @krafternoondelight (via instagram) *sent me :) Your blog IS great, I cannot believe I just came across it and this amazing giveaway, I would absolutely love everything! September is all around amazing, but I really love watching the trees change colors here in MI (but hate it when they’re all gone).
Thanks for the opportunity for your giveaway, I sure hope I win! ..oh & Happy Birthday as well! <33

Marlene - September 18, 2014 - 1:35 pm

My favorite thing about September is everything fall related. The reds and oranges all over. The pumpkins. It all means beauty and fun!!!

Cindy Jacobs - September 18, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Love the inspiration I always find here on your site…and the great giveaways are pretty darn cool too!!!

Janet Cobb - September 18, 2014 - 1:38 pm

My favorite thing about September is that it is the beginning of my favorite season!!!

Tatiana Rialto-Rossi - September 18, 2014 - 1:43 pm

My favorite thing about September…sunny, but cooler weather!!

Carol W. - September 18, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Gosh there are so many favorites in September: mine & my daughters birthday (same day), football, rodeos, cooler temps & Beginning of Fall weather!

Erica - September 18, 2014 - 1:55 pm

September = PSL. Enough said :)

Anna Lockhart - September 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Love this kit and have checked out your work on pintrest and FB.
Very talented. Would love an opportunity to win.

christi in ma - September 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

I love the crisp air and bright blue skies of September.
Happy belated birthday Kerri!!

Nancy Barnes - September 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

My favorite thing about September is having all the students back on campus and meeting all the new students from around the world.

Betsy - September 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

How creative of Layle to use Kerri’s cuts on such interesting projects
That prize package is to die for. Please pick me!

Alison - September 18, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Thanks for the great ideas and the awesome give away.

Grace P - September 18, 2014 - 2:11 pm

oh the mother load has arrived! This keeps getting better and better I love all the new stuff. Kerri, hats off to you it must be so difficult to have to part with such beauties. lol Thank you Grace xoox

rita timmons - September 18, 2014 - 2:24 pm

love the great inspiration.

Happy Birthday!

Karen McNamara - September 18, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Amazing giveaway! Love the glimmer sprays the best.

Tausha Rondeau - September 18, 2014 - 2:28 pm

Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!
I would love the chance to win!
I LOVE anything Heidi Swapp!
Thanks!
Tausha Rondeau

Nathalie O - September 18, 2014 - 2:29 pm

New to your blog…love it

Tausha Rondeau - September 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!

Tausha Rondeau - September 18, 2014 - 2:32 pm

My favorite thing about September is the weather getting a bit cooler & I can snuggle up with my family in our minky blanket.

Lysa - September 18, 2014 - 2:42 pm

AMAZING giveway! Thanks for a chance to win!

Courtney - September 18, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Found your blog thanks to Heidi Swapp on Facebook. Such gorgeous projects! I can’t wait to see more!

Nicole McNamara - September 18, 2014 - 2:46 pm

That is one amazing looking collection!!!
My favourite thing about September is my Mums birthday and Fathers Day, except when they fall on the same day…

kathy anderson - September 18, 2014 - 2:49 pm

My favorite thing about September, besides my birthday :), is school supplies!

Kathleen D - September 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm

What an amazing give away! Pure yumminess!

September always feels like “new beginnings” to me. Just love it!

julie nish - September 18, 2014 - 2:55 pm

my favorite thing is sleeping with the windows open and extra blankets on my bed

Liz Lumsden - September 18, 2014 - 3:06 pm

My favorite thing about September is that it is when Fall begins!!!! Hurrah! Love those big feathers and the package looks so purty with all those clouds. Of course Kerri’s “love you” is purty too!

Melitta Ball - September 18, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Hi Kerri!

My favorite thing about September is starting to take classes! I try not to during the spring & summer so I can turn all my attention on my husband and daughter still at home, but come September I give myself a green light! I enrolled last week into your Silhouette #3 & #4 classes and I’m just about to get started!! I’m so very excited to settle into routine, classes and cozying up with a glass of hot ice tea! I have both a Canadian & USA address so I hope that you will let me participate in your giveaway!
Many Blessings,
Melitta

Vanessa Babin - September 18, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Love September because a) granddaughters birthday, b)football season, and c) fall begins which is my favorite time of the year! :)

debbie standard - September 18, 2014 - 3:19 pm

I like the slightly cooler temperatures but here in Texas that’s not saying much! I love that here in Texas we can still go and enjoy the coast in September because it’s still warm enough for that. I love this giveaway – it looks absolutely awesome!

Daniela Dobson - September 18, 2014 - 3:21 pm

September is awesome because the weather is cooler and the colors change.

Torrie - September 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm

My favorite thing about September is that it’s kinda starting to cool down here in AZ.

Dana H - September 18, 2014 - 3:26 pm

September Birthdays! What a great kit and prize!

Kelly O - September 18, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Such an awesome giveaway… Love September… cooler weather… mums…. fun stuff!!

Audrey Volt - September 18, 2014 - 3:46 pm

The aspen trees!

Lynette - September 18, 2014 - 3:58 pm

This year, September means my baby will be in here in a month! So I’m loving that it’s September. :) Also, I love that my garden slows down and starts giving up on me, so I can give up on it. :) That sounds awful, I know, but man, our garden kinda rules our summer! :)

Melanie Stanczyk - September 18, 2014 - 4:37 pm

September is my wedding anniversary month. 17 years already!!!

I love the fall weather here in WI, the trees start to turn. I change my summer flowers over to fall mums.

That Heidi Swapp kit is AMAZING!!!

Memoriesbymanda - September 18, 2014 - 4:42 pm

September is spring here in New Zealand so everything seems fresh, bright and new. Plus I have 3 birthdays of people I love very much so it is a month of celebrating. I love HS September Skies collection. I have ordered a few pieces but I can’t afford the lot. This prize is amazing – thank you!
I follow on instagramm now: Memoriesbymanda
I follow on Facebook: Amanda Birchler

Beth Holly - September 18, 2014 - 5:03 pm

I absolutely adore all things Heidi Swapp. I use to follow you when you were with Jessica Sprague but lost touch when you left. September Skies is such an awesome color combination and I just love all the items shown so far.

Kim - September 18, 2014 - 5:09 pm

I love your blog!

Cristina - September 18, 2014 - 5:09 pm

Pumpkin Spice Latte! :)

Laura K - September 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Usually I love that the weather begins to cool down. Would someone please let the weather people know that it isn’t supposed to be 90 in the middle of September in Northern Utah?!

Sarah W A - September 18, 2014 - 5:21 pm

My favorite thing about September is the changing (cooling) temperatures and how that translates to a crispness in the air.

Maria - September 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

My favorite thing about September is the weather.

Mary K. - September 18, 2014 - 5:46 pm

My birthday is in September!!! Lovin’ Heidi Swapp’s September Skies collection too!

Tracy Bohman - September 18, 2014 - 6:12 pm

Oh, to win this would make my birthday complete!!! Favorite thing about September is that it is my birthday month too. Here is crossing my fingers, toes and anything else that would bring me good luck. Thanks for this awesome give-away. Happy Birthday to you too, I’d even share some of the collection with you.
Thanks,
Tracy

Amber D. Liva - September 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm

I could really use this cool new line!!!!! I can honestly say that I luv her stuff, but don’t have much of it. Please pick me!!!!!

Amber D. Liva - September 18, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I forgot to add my favorite thing about September is my birthday which falls on the 30th.

Tracy - September 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Love this giveaway!! September is my son’s birthday month…so it’s always been special to me as well!
Happy Birthday Kerri! I’m one year older than you…and yes, 50 does sound strange but girl we will ROCK it!!!!!!

Joan - September 18, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Love, love, love Kerri Bradford studio and Heidi Swapp!!!

Angela K - September 18, 2014 - 6:43 pm

My youngest son was born in September. I love the fall the colors and smells.

Juli - September 18, 2014 - 6:44 pm

Wow. It’s so pretty!! Thanks for sharing it and not keeping it for yourself!!!xoxo

linda marie - September 18, 2014 - 6:45 pm

thanks for the giveaways! love it all :0

Jessica - September 18, 2014 - 7:06 pm

LOVE projects with kraft!! And, I LOVE Heidi’s new line!!

Katrina H - September 18, 2014 - 7:08 pm

Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gisele - September 18, 2014 - 7:34 pm

AMAZING prize!! Sure would be fun to play with!!

Lisa S - September 18, 2014 - 7:39 pm

Happy Birthday Kerri! I would love to win Heidi’s things. Both you and she have taught me many new ways creative ways to use my Silhouette.

Cynthia Baldwin - September 18, 2014 - 7:51 pm

My favorite thing about September I my birthday! :) I’ll be hitting a new demographic (those dreaded surveys when you have to check off a new age range!)
Thanks for sharing Layle’s fab projects, and thanks for the chance to win from Heidi!

marnie - September 18, 2014 - 8:03 pm

wow i never would have found you if not for the Heidi Swapp give away , but boy am i glad i did ! thanks for the chance to win !

Jenn B. - September 18, 2014 - 8:20 pm

My favorite thing about September is the weather!

Stacie D - September 18, 2014 - 8:45 pm

September is a month of back to school for our whole family. Lots of fun birthdays this month, as well! Love this collection by HS!!

Bernice J - September 18, 2014 - 9:09 pm

My favourite thing about September is the great fresh vegetables that can be harvested from the garden…yum!!

Marryl - September 18, 2014 - 9:11 pm

Awesome Giveaway! Thank you Heidi Swapp!

Michelle - September 18, 2014 - 9:31 pm

The slower pace after summer—chance to get caught up!

Dee Cummins - September 18, 2014 - 10:25 pm

I love the chance for cooler days, but we don’t get many of those in Texas in September! Happy birthday!

Cat Jones - September 18, 2014 - 10:39 pm

Who can pick just ONE THING?!? I’m a total paper hoarder, so I’ll probably go with any and all papers as my faves. That and ephemera. Oh, and the stickers and Color Shine.

josmary flores - September 18, 2014 - 10:47 pm

Love September sky too. Happy birthday

Sara Amuso - September 18, 2014 - 10:53 pm

I love September because Fall is my favorite season… The crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures… Yumm!!

Diana Hudson - September 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm

Fall is my favorite time of the year! September is extra special because my daughter was born in September!

deb pereira - September 18, 2014 - 11:30 pm

LOVE Heidi Swapp! her products are to die for.

L McCarty - September 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Split Pea soup w/ham bones. Ah, fall!!! I love you so.

Crystal Strumberger - September 18, 2014 - 11:42 pm

Glad to have come across your blog and site. I was directed thru a from Heidi, but it’s always nice to see what different touches others put in their creative talents.

Robin - September 18, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Thanks Elizabeth Lumsden for sharing.

Courtney Zadik - September 19, 2014 - 12:24 am

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES….fall is almost here!

Katie B. - September 19, 2014 - 1:24 am

The things I love about Sept. are the cooler air and the fact that my sister and I are the same age for a couple of weeks. Love the cloud paper! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Debbie M - September 19, 2014 - 1:25 am

So many things…the cooler but yet still warm weather, the leaves starting their color change, the kids back in school, the days are still somewhat long but the sun comes up later in the a.m., and vacation rentals are cheaper!

Lindi - September 19, 2014 - 1:56 am

don’t know what’s going on this will be my 3rd attempt so maybe I’ll keep it short and sweet. love love your blog I’ve come onto it from Heidi Swapp and i’m glad I have very generous prize I adore Heidi’s products they have such a vibrancy about them.. I have only joined social media and owned a lap top in the last few months as I have been confined to home unable to drive and poor health and I tell you it’s been my savior all the amazing papercraft sites I have discovered and how much more reasonable the prices have been compared to here in Australia as our dollars are basically the same, just some of the postage is a killer but most is reasonable.. I’M GOING TO FINISH OFF NOW AS I DON’T WANT REDO AGAIN, HAVE A LOVELLY DAY…..

Peggy Freedman - September 19, 2014 - 3:56 am

I’m a huge fan of Heidi Swap, and a new fan of yours. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

Karen Peterson - September 19, 2014 - 4:14 am

Favorite September thing is the changing of the leaves and termination dust on the mtns ;)

Trish - September 19, 2014 - 4:40 am

My favorite thing about September is that there is a quietness about it. School has started, there is no major holiday, the gardening duties are winding down, so there is time to have some lazy days sitting on the porch swing with a good book. Ahhh!

Trish - September 19, 2014 - 4:44 am

P.S. Layle, your projects are just wonderful. I LOVE the glitter tipped feathers and all that brown paper with white, YUM!

Debbie S - September 19, 2014 - 5:31 am

My favorite thing about September is that fall is in the air! The cooler weather, leaves are just beginning to change, and we’re headed for all the winter holidays. Yep, it’s a great time of year. What an AWESOME giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I follow Heidi’s blog daily–just like I do yours! What a couple of amazing and talented women!!

Shirlee - September 19, 2014 - 5:41 am

My favorite thing about September is that it’s the start of the colorful season for me in Michigan and I Love Fall! This colors are so intense and when you get a sunny day the golds shine so brilliantly and the reds are just awesome in all their glory. It’s also the month when we put on our warm sweaters and can see our breath in the earlier morning air. I love the change of Seasons and September starts it all.

Angie M - September 19, 2014 - 6:52 am

I love this line! What an amazing giveaway!

Hussena - September 19, 2014 - 7:04 am

Love the beautiful projects shown here .thank you so much for a chance to win the gorgeous goodies !!

Rhadonda - September 19, 2014 - 7:15 am

I love clear blue skies and crisp air and fire pits.

Sveta Fotinia - September 19, 2014 - 7:43 am

It’s my birthday in September – how can I dislike it?))))

Carolyn E - September 19, 2014 - 9:30 am

My favorite thing about September would have to be my oldest son’s birthday :)

Wendy A - September 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

I love the fall season and September is just the beginning of it (course FL doesn’t seem to understand this idea!).

Tracey Amend - September 19, 2014 - 10:31 am

My favorite thing about September is when the aspen leaves change! (I live in Colorado!)

PaulaJean Kirby - September 19, 2014 - 10:35 am

I love that it’s the beginning of fall!!

Jen - September 19, 2014 - 11:15 am

My favorite thing about September is the beginning of fall! Cooler temps & changing leaves!

Traci - September 19, 2014 - 11:56 am

Great projects and ideas for this time of year!

Renee Joy - September 19, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Happy Birthday, Terri!! I hope that it is awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!

Kathy Vernon - September 19, 2014 - 1:21 pm

My favorite things about September: crunchy leaves, caramel apples, cooler nights, hot chocolate or cider, new notebooks, football, longer evenings to scrapbook!

Ruthie Lopez - September 19, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Great giveaway!!!
Happy Birthday!!

Margie Visnick - September 19, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I love the cooler weather and my sons football games!

Sheri Elmont - September 19, 2014 - 4:33 pm

I love bringing in the harvest from my garden and making marinara sauce, salsa, and lots of freezing.

Angie - September 19, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Here in Seattle September is typically one of our most beautiful and pleasant months of the year. It’s more like summer than June usually! That’s what I love about September.

Alysia H - September 19, 2014 - 7:50 pm

I like the weather starting to get cooler and seeing fall decor go up in September .

Sue T - September 19, 2014 - 8:48 pm

Fav thing about September is my wedding anniversary; 28 years on 20th September :)

lindsay f - September 19, 2014 - 8:50 pm

The colors are so good

Julie - September 19, 2014 - 9:46 pm

My favorite thing about September is the changing of the colours of the trees and that crisp fresh air moving in!

Linda G. - September 19, 2014 - 10:42 pm

I love September because the weather is always unpredictable. It can be warm or cool. It is a surprise every day!

Cindy B - September 20, 2014 - 12:11 am

My favorite thing about September is watching our grandson play football!

Chrystie DeSmet - September 20, 2014 - 2:42 am

Getting back into routines.

Patty G. - September 20, 2014 - 8:13 am

My favorite thing about September is the change to fall weather. Cool mornings and bright sunny afternoons to walk in and enjoy!

Lisa Taiariol - September 20, 2014 - 8:42 am

Love this!! Great prize package!

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 9:19 am

A few of my favorite things about September are…
My brother’s birthday, two nieces’ birthdays & it’s fall & one step closer to the cooler months ahead!!!!!

Pam Cooper - September 20, 2014 - 9:24 am

Happy Birthday! Would love to win this HS package!

lindsey - September 20, 2014 - 9:31 am

I’m drooling. Oh that color shine!

Monika Mitchell - September 20, 2014 - 9:33 am

Simply stunning

laura mm - September 20, 2014 - 9:42 am

Favorite part of Sept is the fall colors! Sure miss it living in the the south…never feels like fall. Thanks for the giveaways-such beautiful projects, TFS :)

Erin S. - September 20, 2014 - 9:43 am

So much cool stuff!

Cindy - September 20, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Blue Skies and Sunshine, with a little bit of fall colors on the side.(Plus more crafting time)

Ellie Augustin - September 20, 2014 - 12:32 pm

OH I’m hyperventilating but I know it’ll be like 99.99% chance I wouldn’t win so SQQQUEALLING for the winner & congrats! Happy Birthday to you!!

Laura BC - September 20, 2014 - 6:00 pm

This would be a hard one to give up! Love all the inspiration this week.

Sarita - September 20, 2014 - 6:01 pm

I love September because is the beginning of the school year.

linda - September 20, 2014 - 8:02 pm

Cool weather and pumkin anything!!

Beverly - September 21, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Awww bummer…..I’m Canadian, but some lucky person will have this and what a sweet prize!

Brown Paper Packages | Christmas Style + Yet Another Giveaway!

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Wednesday already.

Three days in to our little Brown Paper Packages event.

I can’t even believe it.

You know what I can’t even believe more than that? Those cute girls over at Eighteen25 shared a ’100 Days ‘Til Christmas’ ABC Family photo on Instagram yesterday.

What the french toast?

It’s comin’ folks.

It’ll be here before you can say ‘Bob’s your uncle.’

I know there are tons of you getting ready for Christmas, whether it’s decorations or gifts, there’s been a lot of Christmas stuff flying off the ol’ KBS shelves lately. ;)

Well, this week is the perfect time to start thinking of some fun Christmas ideas in the ‘Brown Paper’ genre. Take a look at what Layle has made!

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[ Design | Happy Camper (deer) ]


Layle says: Although this deer cut file is part of the Happy Camper kit, it screamed Christmas to me, so I decided to use it for a Christmas tag.  In fact, I cut the head directly on the tag itself, making the tag come together quickly.  A little washi tape, Christmas stickers and red bakers twine – it really couldn’t get any easier than this!


I couldn’t agree more Layle! I am in love with this tag for so many reasons. The simplicity. The negative space head. The kraft tag. It’s just wonderful! Awesome for a gift or in your Christmas album…or both. Why choose?

adore.

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[ Design | Happy Camper (tree) ]


Layle says:
A neutral package and another cut file from the Happy Camper kit used for Christmas!  I cut the tree from a woodgrain piece of paper, glued a doily to the top of the package, added the tree along with a wood veneer star at the top and wrapped it up (literally & figuratively!) with the tinsel trim.


This is fantastic! Simple, but so festive! Love the look of the tree cut in the woodgrain paper. And wrapped with tinsel? It’s the finishing touch–like putting the star on top of the tree…for which I do love the wood star on top of this tree. :)

 

And now it’s time for another giveaway!

We’ve got a fabulous Birthday package from the folks at Simple Stories…and that means Layle too.  :) Oodles and oodles of fun, brightly colored cards and stickers and such. Perfect for those birthday pages and pocket scrapbooking!

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Here’s a plethora of ways to enter. U.S. residents only please.

If you haven’t had a chance to enter in the other two giveaways this week, be sure to do that. All contests will end Sunday and winners will be announced Monday.

(p.s. I’m loving reading all your comments!!)

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TJ Jay - September 17, 2014 - 6:58 am

Love the tag so cute! What a great idea to cut the deer into the tag. I glued about 100 last year!!

Erinaaaa - September 17, 2014 - 7:09 am

Awesome giveaway!

Amy M. C. - September 17, 2014 - 7:24 am

Biggest birthday surprise…well, it didn’t quite work out as planned, but I was trying to get my husband to a restaurant at a certain time to be surprised by family. A football game was on and he could not figure out why I was in such a rush to leave. Anyway, we made it and he was definitely surprised! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

julie - September 17, 2014 - 7:36 am

LOVE this tag!! Love the Simple Stories line also! :)

Michelle - September 17, 2014 - 7:38 am

Love your blog!.Thank you for the chance to win!.

Carolyn E - September 17, 2014 - 8:14 am

Love that dear tag! Might have to make that for my gift tags this year :)
Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

Maddie - September 17, 2014 - 8:25 am

The biggest birthday surprise is a surprise party, of course!

Katrina H - September 17, 2014 - 8:25 am

I love that tag! Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen S - September 17, 2014 - 8:33 am

Love the tag and Simple Stories line!

My biggest birthday surprise was for my 50th birthday. My wonderful husband planned a party and had all my family and friends there, complete with picture boards and a fabulous cake!

Carrie/scrapchick - September 17, 2014 - 8:33 am

Love the Reindeer tag!!! SO cute! The biggest surprise was a party when I turned 40…including out of state family! Thanks for the chance!

Melinda C. - September 17, 2014 - 8:39 am

I’m thinking these would be PERFECT for card making!! Such bright wonderful colors! Love them!

jpscraps - September 17, 2014 - 9:01 am

Lovely projects! I don’t think I ever had a “birthday surprise”

Rhadonda - September 17, 2014 - 9:12 am

A bike when i was 16, though i would rather have received a car at least my parents got me some transportation ( :

Judy Stiles - September 17, 2014 - 9:13 am

Such a cute tag and love the package decoration as well! I’m all for simplicity and these would be so quick and easy to make, but still have a big punch! Birthday surprise? Can’t say that I recall any big “surprises.” Just happy to be able to share them with my family!

Carla Hundley - September 17, 2014 - 9:19 am

My husband gave me a
pair of diamond earrings
on my first birthday with
him! Small and dainty,
just wonderful!
Carla from Utah

Kris M. - September 17, 2014 - 9:52 am

What a great giveaway! Love all things ‘Simple Stories’. So easy to use all types of projects.
Hugs,
Kris

Amy O - September 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

Im seriously thinking about CASEing that tag. Love it!

Jessica Dougherty - September 17, 2014 - 10:05 am

loving the packaging ideas!

Jeanne B - September 17, 2014 - 10:18 am

Love, Love, Love that tag! It is going on the definitely need to make this list.

Jeanne B - September 17, 2014 - 10:21 am

Love that tag! Definitely going on the need to make that list!

Marilyn Bronson - September 17, 2014 - 10:22 am

Yikes, I am so not even thinking about Christmas yet!! Love the tags and the giveaway is awesome. Thanks for all the inspiration.

angela - September 17, 2014 - 10:38 am

Finding out I was pregnant!

Lori P. - September 17, 2014 - 10:45 am

I couldn’t believe store’s here in Michigan had Halloween & Christmas items out in August. Wow! I hope you are having a GREAT birthday week.

Nashonne Newman - September 17, 2014 - 10:47 am

My biggest birthday surprise was my 40th birthday party thrown by my husband.

Nonni - September 17, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Love, love the simplicity of this tag and Simple Stories!! I am a big fan of yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle - September 17, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Happy Birthday week Kerri!! My biggest birthday surprise was a diamond heart necklace.

Sally - September 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm

I love it all! I hope you enjoyed your own birthday celebration yesterday!

Michelle - September 17, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Love, love, love all the projects this week… and thank you for the giveaways too!

Tammy Davis - September 17, 2014 - 12:30 pm

What a wonderful tag! So creative! thanks for the chance. My biggest birthday surprise was when I was 9. My sister had made me an entire wardrobe for my doll. Beautiful clothes.

Lalitha - September 17, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Love the tag and all the projects you do. Thank you for a chance at this giveaway.

Lara Read - September 17, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Love when you can use the theme kits in different ways! Thanks for the ideas!

Lynette - September 17, 2014 - 1:14 pm

The biggest birthday surprise…hmmm…I think it was probably me knowing my friends were going to be hiding in my room when I got home from dinner with my family on my 13th birthday. It was kind of a tradition with out friends. We would decorate each other’s rooms and hide out til they came in. I wrote a note to them that said, “Thanks for coming!” They all couldn’t believe I knew their plan. :) It was fun to surprise them.

Miriam Prantner - September 17, 2014 - 1:20 pm

My sister and hubby threw me a surprise birthday party when I turned 25, totally not expecting that!

Becky - September 17, 2014 - 2:01 pm

I was turning 50 and having lunch with all my kids and this young man was our waiter. He was “firting” with me (to get a good tip. It worked), and one of my girls said, “She’s older than she looks!” We all just about laughed ourselves off the chairs. Kind of a backhanded compliment, but a lot of fun.

I totally love this tag! Gonna go right out and make one/a bunch up!

Linda Craig - September 17, 2014 - 2:12 pm

I always love to read your blog posts and love your work.

RPomeroy - September 17, 2014 - 2:29 pm

My friends throwing me a surprise birthday party in middle school. They were great friends and middle school was hard, so I am glad that I had them.

Judy Parma - September 17, 2014 - 2:50 pm

My grandson has his 3rd birthday next week, this would be perfect, thanks for the chance to win!

Theresa - September 17, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Love the tag with the deer head. Definitely going on my to-do list.
hmmm, biggest birthday surprise….I can think of biggest anniversary surprise, biggest Christmas surprise, but got nothing for biggest birthday surprise!
Thanks for the chance.

Liz Lumsden - September 17, 2014 - 3:25 pm

Great tag and package! Still celebrating strong!

Liz Lumsden - September 17, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Oops! Forgot to tell my biggest BD surprise! It was a party given by my sister last year for my 60th BD and all 3 of my grown children were there!

Debbie S - September 17, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Happy Birthday! We’re big on celebrating birthdays, but not too much on surprises. But this is great-YOU have a birthday-and WE get the surprises! Thanks for the chance! LOVE the deer tag–and the calendar tag from Monday!

Cynthia B. - September 17, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Wonderful giveaway! My biggest birthday surprise was for my 40th…my husband had planned a cruise, just for the two of us! He’d arranged for my sisters to watch my kids and everything. Total surprise in the best way. :)
Thanks for the chance to win! I love Simple Stories.

Amy R - September 17, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Another fun give away! Thanks for the chance.

bernicej - September 17, 2014 - 4:40 pm

The biggest birthday surprise I ever got was a bouquet of 48 red roses. That would not seem surprising to most people, but if you know my husband, it certainly would. He NEVER buys flowers; occasionally plants, yes, because they “last longer”. But even for the births of our kids, he didn’t buy flowers. So it was a totally extravagant gesture on his part.

Denise Bryant - September 17, 2014 - 4:52 pm

I love those awesome tag ideas!
Biggest surprise…. when I was little, we visited my grandparents in Santa Barbara. Went out for midnight mass on Christmas Eve, and when we arrived back at the house, Santa had come and left a lot of beautiful presents! Did not expect him to come til later in the night while we would be asleep, so that was a huge surprise!

LinhC - September 17, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Surprising my daughter with her first car!

Tiffany Hayden - September 17, 2014 - 6:25 pm

I love making my own gift tags. These are adorable!

I love the bright, fun colors of the Birthday package from Simple Stories!

Betsy - September 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm

Ahhh….can’t think about Christmas yet, but that tag sure is precious. Had to save it as an inspiration.

Angela K - September 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm

One of my son sent me flowers. It was such a surprise as he had never sent me flowers before and was really good at keeping it a secret.

Rebekah - September 17, 2014 - 7:29 pm

My biggest birthday surprise was when my Mom brought my Godmother up on the train to celebrate my birthday. I rarely am truly surprised so it was a great gift!

stacie d - September 17, 2014 - 7:30 pm

My husband planned a surprise birthday party at our house with all of my friends. It was quite a surprise to walk in the front door and see our house full of all my fave people! Love this birthday week on your site and Simple Stories is fab, too!

Melanie Stanczyk - September 17, 2014 - 7:59 pm

I love the inspiration-Layle projects are awesome! The giveaway is pure eye candy sugar with a cherry on top! The colors are so cheerful. I have the perfect home for the collection! I have 3 children and have years and years and years of birthday pictures to scrap. Which, brings me to a thought…your happy birthday cuts would be a perfect match!

Tricia - September 17, 2014 - 10:32 pm

I love everything about the set. The colors are so fantastic and the bike is adorable.

Cindy B - September 18, 2014 - 1:37 am

My biggest birthday surprise was diamond earrings on my 50th (and also the day I retired!) from my sweet husband!

Janet T - September 18, 2014 - 5:00 am

Great birthday celebration, love the kraft ideas!
Not sure don’t get too many surprises on my birthday…although my 6 kids make it fun!
~God bless~

Susan - September 18, 2014 - 5:30 am

Clever idea with the deer tag! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome prize!

Ruth Tacoma - September 18, 2014 - 5:44 am

I just threw a 50th birthday party for my husband and invited 100 of our friends for a pig roast. We had a wonderful time & he was certainly surprised!

Janet - September 18, 2014 - 6:39 am

My husband proposed to me on my birthday.

Karen Walker - September 18, 2014 - 7:23 am

Simple Stories is one of my fave companies. Thanks for a chance to win. Layle’s reindeer tag is simply wonderful!

Marcia Dehn-Nix - September 18, 2014 - 7:33 am

LOVE these, especially that stag’s head tag! Biggest surprise… hubby actually remembered my birthday and bought me a gift one year! I’ve become very good at buying my own gift ;)

Traci - September 18, 2014 - 7:48 am

Best birthday surprise ever was a new car on my 17th birthday!

LisaM6 - September 18, 2014 - 9:21 am

Love the kraft tags. Washi tape and just a little to make them sparkle. :) Great ideas!

Jennifer Greer - September 18, 2014 - 9:57 am

My biggest birthday surprise was a new car for my 40th birthday. Completely unexpected, but we certainly needed one.

Amy O - September 18, 2014 - 12:23 pm

When I was sixteen my mom planned a surprise party for me. All my friends squeezed into our tiny bathroom. my mom asked me to go get her a tissue and boy was I surprised when I opened the door!

Nancy Barnes - September 18, 2014 - 2:02 pm

My “boyfriend” at the time threw me a surprise birthday party! It was so sweet but I really thought we were going to a movie!!

Nicole McNamara - September 18, 2014 - 2:53 pm

My biggest bithday surprise: for my 21st birthday my mother made me a simple scrapbook and just after that I found out I was pregnant with my first. Hence I now scrap her and the him that followed shortly after.

Kathleen D - September 18, 2014 - 2:59 pm

“What the french toast!” You crack me up Kerri. Love, love, love that reindeer tag and love Simple Stories.

My biggest surprise was at my 50th birthday when I got an iPad. Usually I’m the last one in my family to get the latest and greatest iAnything. So I was shocked when they gave me the most recent version.

Melitta Ball - September 18, 2014 - 3:03 pm

The biggest birthday surprise I was able to pull off….told my husband that we needed to stop over at a friends house to drop something off…when we walked into the back yard all of his friends and family were there to surprise him! He had absolutely no idea, and the icing on the cake was that the children and I gifted him a set of golf clubs that he had been eyeing at the pro shop for years! He was still using the ones he had as a teenager and technology had come a long, long way! Kerri I have both a USA & Canadian address so I hope you would allow me to participate in your giveaway!
Many Blessings,
Melitta

Alison - September 18, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Prefect for catching up on my pocket scrapbooking and making birthday cards for my daughter’s friends.

Jenn B. - September 18, 2014 - 8:28 pm

My biggest birthday surprise was a trip to Disney World. Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie B. - September 19, 2014 - 1:26 am

Love the tinsel, christmas tree and doily wrapping! Forgot the question… Thanks for the giveaway! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Karen Peterson - September 19, 2014 - 4:18 am

My husband threw me a 40th bday party!

Celeste B - September 19, 2014 - 5:08 am

My biggest birthday surprise was a trip to Italy for 2.5 weeks for my 50th birthday.

Jane Tiefenthaler - September 19, 2014 - 7:48 am

Love the packages.

Ruth G - September 19, 2014 - 9:06 am

Wonderful tag! So awesome to have the reindeer’s head and I love the great layered parts of the tree tag! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Carolyn E - September 19, 2014 - 9:34 am

My biggest birthday surprise was many moons ago, my DH and I were out in the boat on my birthday. And he said he needed to go to the bathroom, so we were going to stop at his sister’s house…okay. As we were walking from the dock I noticed lots of familiar cars, he threw together a surprise party for me :) He’s done that many times over the years, and has always surprised me!

Ruthie Lopez - September 19, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Beautiful work!
Thank you for the chance to win!!

Margie Visnick - September 19, 2014 - 2:22 pm

My biggest birthday surprise was a pair of diamond earrings from my hubby!

Alysia H - September 19, 2014 - 8:18 pm

My biggest birthday surprise was the year my parents bought gave me ruby and diamond necklace. ❤️

Bethany - September 19, 2014 - 9:01 pm

My biggest birthday has to be for my 40th birthday when my cute husband surprised me with an awesome totally surprise party !! It was so fun and he totally got me !!

Lindsay F - September 19, 2014 - 9:04 pm

I’m loving the reindeer tag!

Kelly Humby-Tulk - September 20, 2014 - 8:31 am

My biggest surprise was recieving my cameo for my birthday last year!!

Lynne Kramer - September 20, 2014 - 8:35 am

Love that tag! So cute!

Lindsay - September 20, 2014 - 9:15 am

Sadly, I can’t think of a birthday surprise! Thanks for all the fun giveaways!

Tami - September 20, 2014 - 9:30 am

Love these tag!

My biggest birthday surprise or the biggest birthday surprise you’ve blogged? Hmmm…

Yours, in giveaways, are probably the giveaways! They have been awesome! Thank you for sharing your birthday with us! : )

Mine, on the other hand, is hard to pinpoint. I’ve had a lot, but one of the funniest is the year both my husband & my dad gave me a birthday cake! Neither of them ever do that, but the year each decided to, they both did! (communication…ha!) *Now, if I see my mom on my birthday, she’ll always make me one! ; )

Erin S. - September 20, 2014 - 9:46 am

I love Simple Stories. can’t get enough of them!

Erin S. - September 20, 2014 - 9:49 am

My biggest surprise was years ago on my fifth birthday. My dad was in the Air Force and had been up in Nome, AK for three weeks and wasn’t due home for another three. He switched with someone and drove 7 hours home to Anchorage in Feb. to be there for my birthday party. I had no idea he was going to be there.

Samantha Clark - September 20, 2014 - 10:28 am

My biggest surprise was from my hubby. He got tickets to Michael Buble for us. He wrapped them in multiple boxes so there was no way I could guess beforehand.

Cindy - September 20, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Surprise spur of the moment trip for my birthday to NYC and spent my birthday on top of the Empire State building at midnight! Priceless.

Laura BC - September 20, 2014 - 6:01 pm

Love the colors!

Sarita - September 20, 2014 - 6:04 pm

On my 21st birthday my parents gave me a surprise party.

Linda - September 20, 2014 - 8:08 pm

Great tag. Got me thinking of new ways to do this cutting machine stuff!