I hope you all had a wonderful week with a super fun National Scrapbook Day there the end!
I have one last item of business to round out this week, and that’s to announce the winner of the Project Life Cinnamon Edition Core kit.
And that would be:
CONNIE O. – MAY 4, 2013 – 8:29 AM
Very lovely giveaway!!!!!! So excited to see this in stores soon!!!!
Congratulations Connie! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you all hooked up!
And just one more thing…if you have ordered from me and received a Payment Pending email–no links--please email me and I will send you your order. There’s some kind of delay between PayPal and my store and it generates this Pending email–unbeknownst to me. I’ve been working with PayPal to get it figured out without much success.
I think that’s it for this week. Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the weekend! :)
And Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Hello everyone and welcome to National Scrapbook Day! We’ve got a big day here at KBS…BIG, I tell ya!
Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the week so far with all the freebies, sales, new kits, giveaways, and ideas. Well, believe it or not, we’ve got one more fun-filled day of NSD craziness!
First, I just want to mention that this is officially launched today!
So what is Everyday Storyteller Vol. 2 you say?
Everyday Storyteller: 33 Practical Ideas from Real World Scrapbookers is an 81 page idea book from the owner of Simple Scrapper, Jennifer Wilson. It was first released in 2012 and is available in digital download and print versions. It is a brand new idea book offering more than 100 tips, tricks and techniques for scrapbooking. You’ll go behind the scenes with 33 of your favorite memory keepers to see how they capture moments, tell stories and document their best memories.
And if you purchase the book using this link from my site, you will receive a $10 gift card to use on my website. You can use it towards the purchase of The History Project (speaking of storytelling), get yourself some photo templates, or have some fun with some digital cut shapes!
To qualify, after purchasing the book (using the link on my site) send me an email at email@example.com with the URL for e-Junkie, which has your order number in it, and I’ll get you on your merry way!
This year it is my purpose in life to record my own history and those are some of the tips I share. But if you want to do do more and become part of this purpose as well, you can sign up for my History Project class, which happens to be on sale for 10% off. Details of the class can be found HERE. And just so you know, there is no such word as ‘behind’ in this class. The important thing is to start now. Get that history out of your head and onto paper. It’s just soooo important.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for (okay, maybe it’s just me ;) ), with the graciousness of Becky Higgins and American Crafts, I have one of these to give away today!
That’s right boys and girls, it’s a Project Life: Cinnamon Edition!
As you know this one is very near and dear to me on account-a…I like…kind-a designed it and all. :)
So to be entered to win this bad boy, leave a comment with your name and where you are from and I’ll draw a winner tomorrow. (US residents only please.)
Have you seen this in action on AC Digitals?
I think you should go take a gander HERE!
Just click on the different images and it’ll show you what’s been done.
This is just happiness to see…if you ask me…not that I’m partial to it or anything.
oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
Oh, and it is May….wonder when it’ll be hitting stores!
And now I thought I’d just leave you with a couple reminders
that many titles and backgrounds are on sale through today for NSD.
That includes some wonderful Project Life elements too!
Additionally, this lovely little freebie goes into the store after today so you’ll wanna pick that up too.
You can do that by clicking on the image or click HERE.This is no longer available as a free file, but you can still pick it up in the store.
Woooooo-weeeee! What a day!
I hope you have the most splendiferous of National Scrapbook Days!
Ohhhhhh, you betcha! I have to admit, I would have never have thought about what our sweet Miss Laura had done. But take a gander at this! It’s amaaaazing!
[ Shapes | More Background Basics ]
That’s just totally amazing! Fabulous Miss Laura, just fabulous!
You are my decorating hero!
Here’s what Laura has to say…c’mon….tell us all about this project!
A while back, I was watching the Rachael Ray show and they were doing a segment on “quick fixes” for the home that would normally cost a lot of money. One of the areas they mentioned was tile counters and backsplashes. They showed these vinyl squares that you could purchase online and place directly over your existing tiles. I loved the idea, seeing that I am not a fan of my tile backsplash in the kitchen and have become quite bored with it over the years. I looked around online and the choices out there were limited and not at all my style. It dawned on me that I could cut my own designs using my Silhouette and some vinyl. And after months and months of thinking about it, I finally got around to doing it.
I looked through Kerri’s background shapes and decided on the circle pattern for my design. I happen to have a ton of black 12″ x 12″ vinyl sheets from Making Memories (which worked perfectly fine in my Cameo) from when I designed for them, so that’s what I used. If I was purchasing vinyl for this project from the Silhouette site, I probably would have still went with the black, although there’s lots of fun colors to choose from. My tiles are 6″ squares, so I sized my circle background shape to 5.8″ x 5.8″ and arranged four on the cutting mat. I ended up needing roughly 120 squares to cover my backsplash, which used 30 sheets of the 12″ x 12″ vinyl sheets. There were some tiles here and there that were smaller (the rounded edges by the window and the turns in the corner of the counter), so I simply used my trimmer to cut the pieces to fit. They were super easy to adhere to the tiles, taking only seconds to line it up and stick each one down. I love the huge impact it made in my kitchen and that I can easily change it down the road if desired. While I used vinyl that I had on hand already, if I had purchased the Silhouette Premium Vinyl for this project, the cost would have only been $50 total. And don’t forget, I know have thirty sheets of the negative part of the design left over. This means I have ONE THOUSAND polka dots that I can use for something. I’ll let you know if I figure out what to do with them!
And I am dying to know what you’re gonna do with all those dots Laura! ;)
Oh, oh…did you say freebie?
Okay. Here ya go!
To download it for free, click on the image or click HERE.
It’s only free through Saturday–National Scrapbook Day, so you’ll wanna be sure to get it now.
This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.
And now….let’s announce the three winners of the $25 gift cards!
GWEN LORDS – MAY 2, 2013 – 9:27 AM
I don’t really have any plans. I will probably work on some mother’s day projects. Would love to win, I love your stuff. Have all of your silhouette classes and have learned so much!!! Thank you!
DIANE – MAY 2, 2013 – 12:53 PM
Diane here. I will be leading demos at a make n take at a local scrapbook store on NSD. As an employee we can’t take advantage of sale prices there so would really love to win your giveaway.
TERESA BEG – MAY 2, 2013 – 4:03 PM
I have been saving a scrapbook kit. Hopefully I will get it all done!!!
Congratulations! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you all squared away!
And we can’t forget about what’s on sale today!
Yep. All backgrounds and titles…the foundations for all your pages…are on sale for 20% off today!
Just take a gander through the store and look for the Sale tags. (Excludes the most recent Say What 4.)
Oh, but wait, there’s one more thing!
It’s a brand new kit!
I’ve always been a fan of negatives and polaroids. In fact, not too long ago, the kids brought home a metal tin full of slides from their grandfather from the 40s. They were soooo cool! And when little Miss Nichol said she needed some new KBS frames? It was kismet…and this was born.
Lots of fun things to use here. You can use them with or without the heart/chevrons/photo or you can even mix it up and put them on a different frame or add your own accent to it.
Lot’s of possibilities . . . . Oooh, and the square ones would be so fun for Instagram=-style photos!
Whew! What a day!
But there’s gonna be something you won’t want to miss tomorrow too!
What? Another giveaway this week? Yes, it’s true! We had the Everyday Storyteller blog hop giveaway and now? How’s about a little something from me!
To enter, just leave a comment with your name and what your plans are for NSD on Saturday and I’ll draw three winners for a $25 shopping spree here at KBS tomorrow!
And don’t forget, all handwritten word kits are on sale for 20% off as well as The History Project is on sale for 10% off in celebration of Everyday Storyteller’s big release this weekend!
Hmmm….and you just might want to go checkout my Facebook too! (wink wink)
You know, when I saw this lovely creation from Nichol–all that diecutting goodness, I thought to myself, “Is there really anything I could say to do it justice? Should I just let the photos speak for themselves?”
Well, I think I shall let you be the judge. Look closely at every little detail. It is divine.
[ Shapes | Heart Backgrounds / twentyTHIRTEEN (2013) / This & That: Love (tag) / XOXO (hearts) / Summer Lovin' (hello) / Picture That [Squared] (resized to 5.75″ to fit after adding photos) / This Everything (quote) / Design Team Picks (thought bubble) ]
Well? What do you think?
Here’s what Nichol has to say:
Even though it’s halfway through April I’m just now getting around to creating the title page for my 2013 Project Life Album. I’m glad I waited to make the title page as I had started it a couple of times and both times it just wasn’t coming together in a way that made me happy. I switched out the more traditional Project Life sheet protector design for this one featuring 4 – 6×6 pockets and the design just fell together really quickly! I love how this quadrant style sheet protector allows for 4 “mini” style scrapbook layouts! I approached each pocket as it’s own “page”. By using similar colors and theme(s) on all 4 “pages” it creates a cohesive and well coordinated 12×12 page but each square can stand alone as well! ;)
I mixed in lots of stamping with all the die cuts used and to make the photo collage fit my design, I resized and dropped my photos in the collage as normal in my photo editing software, flattened it and THEN resized it to a 5.75″ square. Easy peasy!
To keep dimension to a minimum in my album, I am keeping things like buttons and brads and badges to a minimum but I still want to “embellish”. Ranger’s Glossy Accents is my best die cutting embellishment friend next to stamps! By adding a bit of glossy accents (on this page I added it to several of the heart accents and two of the words in the quote) and allowing it to completely dry, it gives the illusion and appearance of a dimensional sticker without the bulk! Love that!
Now, you all know how we are gearing up for National Scrapbook Day. So Nichol’s page inspired me to put the handwritten words on sale today through Thursday!
To see all the handwritten word kits, click HERE.
And I couldn’t let another day go by without a freebie. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you know I heard this phrase on television the other night and just had to share it. Well, I just have to share it in a cuttable file too! But just like today’s sale, it’s only free through Thursday. So you’ll wanna be sure to tell your friends to come pick it up asap so that they can get it before it goes into the store for .99.
To download this file, click on the image or click HERE.
This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can buy it HERE
I can’t believe we are half way through our week already.
And don’t even get me started on the fact that it’s May!
Hello! And welcome to the Everyday Storyteller 2 blog hop!
I am so excited to be a part of this amazing ebook! And to be included with this wonderful bunch of ladies too? So creative and talented? Wow!
As most of my fans know, I’m super passionate about recording stories . . . but specifically our own story. We are mainly focused on recording the day-to-day and current events, which is great, but what about our personal stories? I know you all have quite a few to share!
Having lost my mother a few years ago, I realized that I lost all her stories. She doesn’t have journals written about her young life and now those stories are gone forever. I don’t want that for my kids. I have a story to tell. We all have a story to tell.
And that’s what my little part in Everyday Storyteller is all about. Sharing tips on how to get those older memories out of your head and onto paper so they can be shared with your posterity forever.
But if you read my little book snippet and you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Wait! That’s not enough. I want more!’ Well,I gotta class for that. ;) It’s called The History Project. You can read all about the details HERE (or use the link on the right).
And in the essence of all things fun and good during a blog hop, if you are interested in taking The History Project class, you can save 10% on the class through this week.
Now, about Everyday Storyteller 2. This is a brand new idea book offering more than 100 tips, tricks and techniques for scrapbooking. You’ll go behind the scenes with 33 of your favorite memory keepers to see how they capture moments, tell stories and document their best memories. Sign up for the VIP list to be the first to know when the book is released and receive an exclusive discount.
Additionally, if you use this VIP link or this purchase link on my site, you’ll receive a $10 gift card to use for a little shopping excursion on my site.
To qualify for the gift card, send me an email at email@example.com with a copy of your order number from the book purchase (using the link on my site) and I’ll get you on your merry way!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better?
How’s about a chance to win the book before you buy it!
Each book contributor participating in the blog hop is giving away an eBook copy of Everyday Storyteller 2. Use this entry link or click the graphic below to complete your entry form.
You must enter by 11:59pm PDT on April 30, 2013 to be eligible. You may enter from each stop. Winners will be contacted directly as well as posted at everydaystoryteller.com on May 1, 2013.
Oh my freakin’ heck! That is so awesome!
Now, here’s all who is playing in the blog hop–you must check ‘em out!
Kerri Bradford <—– you are here.
ETA: Due to popular demand, this is still going on through Tuesday. :)
Warning: Get ready to sit back and relax and enjoy some reading. We’ve got a doozie of a day!
We’re gearing up for National Scrapbook Day here at KBS and want to help you get ready for it too! The most important part of what we do in this lovely little crafting universe is document our photos. And I’m all about making that process as easy as possible.
That’s where photo templates come in to play. I love having a template, printing it out and then accentuating + journaling around it. Photo templates help us keep the focus on where it needs to be . . . the photos. I love the way the block of photos look on a page. It’s clean. It’s easy to see the photos. And with photo templates, you can easily swap photos around without having to worry about sizing or cutting a thing.
So for today not only do we have a brand new photo template kit, but we also have a free photo template . . . that’s free for today only. Then it goes into the store where you can purchase it for .99.
So let’s take a look at the new kit!
As usual, each template has a frame with both straight edges or rounded edges. Want a thicker frame? Simply add a stroke to that layer. Lots of fun designs to play with too!
And speaking of playing with it, I just had to add some photos of my own to it. If you’re a fan on Facebook, you’ll have seen that my daughter went to her very last prom on Saturday. I thought they would be excellent to put into a storyboard.
Just thought I’d mention here that Jordan (and I) made her boutonniere. Jordan didn’t think to order it until Friday and the place we normally buy it from only had red roses left. Well, as you can tell red wouldn’t do. So we went to the grocery store and they had nothing in the rose category either. It was prom for two high schools and BYU graduation, so pickin’s were slim. So we bought a potted plant of white flowers and the florist at the store gave us a little baby’s breath and we brought it home, wrapped it with some ribbon and voila!
Oh, and Jordan is wearing some earrings that I bought while in Ireland a few years ago along with a hair comb that belonged to her great grandmother (on Dan’s side). She’s also wearing her grandmother’s (my mom) ‘J’ pin. A very vintage girl . . . and he dressed pretty retro too. They were the talk of the prom . . . everyone loved their look.
Oh, and another funny little story. In the photo where they are walking to his *ehem* BMW, there is a neighbor in red in the background (you can hardly see him). But he yells over to Jordan “Don’t let him just kiss you! Make him work for it!” Luckily Jordan and this kid are good friends so it wasn’t awkward. ;)
And now, here’s the freebie template.
Remember, you can download it for free today only.
To download it, click on the image or click HERE.
But that’s not all the fun for today. Check it out!
That’s right . . . all photo templates are on sale today–and today only. So if you want to get stocked up, today would be that day. :) And when I say ‘all’, that includes the brand new template today too. Woo hoo!
To see all the templates available, click HERE.
And just when you thought today’s post couldn’t get any better, check out what Laura Vegas did with photo templates.
[ Shapes | Happy (quote) / Storyboard: Instagram Style ]
I think this is a wonderful idea!
It would make a great mother’s day gift too.
Here’s what Laura has to say:
This was a project that has been on my to-do list for quite a while now. I have worked as a daycare provider in my home for 11+ years now, and have been lucky enough to take care of lots and lots of adorably cute kids over those years. I take tons of photos of them, and make tons of layouts with those photos. But I have been wanting to put something together that shows each and every one of those kids together, in one spot. When I saw Kerri’s new Storyboard: Instagram Style templates, I knew they would work perfectly for what I had in mind. I picked up an inexpensive black 12″ x 36″ frame, knowing that I could stack three 12″ x 12″ photo collages inside.
The hardest part of this project was finding the photos of each child, and also choosing just ONE photo of each child to use. I only had 3 kids that I wasn’t able to find photos for, so in the end, I ended up with 31 kids to fit into my collages. I filled one template completely, and I filled the top two rows of the second template, and the bottom two rows of the third template. Once I had the three collages printed (I send them to Costco) and stacked together, that left me with a 12″ x 12″ area to fill in. I kept the design super simple, since this will be hanging in the playroom, which is right at the front of the house. I choose the “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands” quote because quite simply, it makes me happy! It’s also a very common song around this place, since so many of my toys seem to play it ;)
It’s going to be a fantastic week here, so make sure you spread the word to everyone so they can get in on all the fun and preparation for a fabulous NSD Saturday!
Hey all! Just wanted to do a quick reminder to let you know this sale ends Saturday. :)
For more details on this class, use the link to the right.
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