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12 Days of Christmas |  Star+Hollyberry Border

We’re off to a late start on today’s freebie. So much going on in the Bradford home. Just sent my daughter into the Missionary Training Center (MTC) today to prepare for her mission in Jacksonville, Florida. She’s going to be an awesome missionary! Here’s a few photos from today.

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We went to the Provo Temple, which is just up the hill from the MTC, to take some pictures. It was soooo bright!

We’re sure gonna miss her, but for whatever reason, 18 months seems like it’s gonna go by so much faster than Zach’s 24 months. I think time will fly. I hope. ;)


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And now for today’s freebie, which will be available for free today and tomorrow since it’s up later than usual. Just a sweet little holiday border for ya. 

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To download this for free–today and tomorrow only–click HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can find it in the store.


Now, back to my cozy blanket and jammies.
And yes, I realize it’s still the afternoon, but at least I’m not in bed. ;)

Sally - December 18, 2013 - 4:46 pm

Big hugs to you Kerri! It’s so bittersweet to send off a missionary.

Rhadonda - December 18, 2013 - 4:58 pm

Thanks for taking the time even with special family things going on. Is there a rule about blankets and jammies? I think not!

MaggieAlvarez - December 18, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Congratulations…
I live in México City and served a mission in California Ventura. I spent 2 Christmases in the field and I still remember them as my most wonderful Christmases. Now enjoy the privilege of being a missionary mom.
Hugs all the way from Mexico.
Maggie Alvarez

Sandy_in_MD - December 18, 2013 - 5:05 pm

What a special time in your daughter’s life! I hope her 18 months goes quickly for you. Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to create these awesome Christmas freebies.

Susan Miller - December 18, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Your pictures of your family are beautiful! Good luck–I’m sure it will go by fast, but not fast enough for a Mom!

Melanie A. - December 18, 2013 - 5:29 pm

Hugs to you and her. I know she will have a wonderful experience just as Zach did, but I know you will all miss each other as well.

peggy dannel - December 18, 2013 - 5:39 pm

thinking of you in the days to come .Its hard on momma’s

Cindy - December 18, 2013 - 5:48 pm

What beautiful country you live in; the backdrop on your photos are gorgeous! I’m sure the time will zip right by for your daughter, but for a mom, it’s always hard when your baby is so far away. It will be an amazing adventure tho!!
Thank you for taking the time to post a great freebie!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Cindy

LinhC - December 18, 2013 - 6:16 pm

Aww, sweet family photos! Thanks for the awesome Christmas freebies. Also, your daughter’s bow tie blouse is awesome. May I ask where she got it from because my daughter LOVES all things bow-ties and would adore that blouse!

Gwen Lords - December 18, 2013 - 6:24 pm

Oh this is such a happy and sad day!! She will be an incredible missionary and touch many lives I am sure. We adored our sister missionaries and they were amazing! Good luck to her and bless you all!

Kerri - December 18, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Thanks for all the sweet comments!
And we got her bow tie blouse at Kohls. :)

Cynthia B. - December 18, 2013 - 7:37 pm

Thanks for the cut file! I’m sure she’ll do great!

Jocelan - December 18, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Lovely pictures,I haven’t seen the provo temple when we have been down in US.Thanks for the great cut file.
Blessings Jocelan

Terri Marchbanks - December 18, 2013 - 8:33 pm

I know you will miss her Kerri, but what a proud Momma you must be…STUNNING PHOTOS What an Awesome job of raising children into wonderful adults…xoxoxo
ps Thanks so much for the Fab border HUGS

MizDenise - December 18, 2013 - 8:53 pm

Thank you for the freebie – and fir sharing your precious family time with us! Lovely photos!

Kathi Z - December 18, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Thanks Kerri~~

Phyllis B. - December 18, 2013 - 9:56 pm

You should have just skipped today! She will do well, you know… I think it is harder on mom! Enjoy your PJ’s!

Tiffany - December 18, 2013 - 10:44 pm

Please do not even apologize for a late freebie!! Your family comes first; freebies are far down on the list of ‘must-do’. I appreciate your freebies–so nicely made. And as far a I’m concerned we should all live in our jammies and have a cozy blanket with us at all times! ;-)

Lindy - December 18, 2013 - 10:50 pm

Thanks for the file, Kerri! Wishing your family all the best!

SusanE - December 18, 2013 - 11:29 pm

I am enjoying your freebies…thanks so much.
I recently read this definition of a sister missionary. Perhaps you already know of it. Sorry that I cannot give proper credit, but it is tender, beautiful, and true, so thought I’d share. “A sister missionary is one who leaves her family for 18 months so others can be with their family for eternity.”
My best wishes to both mom and missionary.

j - December 19, 2013 - 1:10 am

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twelve days of christmas  |  holiday labels

We’re on Day 5 of our
Twelve Days of Christmas Event!

And here’s the lovely little freebie for today.

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To download this freebie for today only, click HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.


You can bring the PNG image into Studio and use it as a Print+Cut, or just print it from there. Or, you can even overlay it onto a photo–in Studio or another photo editing program. You could make a little something like this:

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Sally - December 17, 2013 - 9:42 am

Thanks so much Kerri for all you do. Love this file!

Jessica Dougherty - December 17, 2013 - 9:43 am

thank you for the fabulous free files! Merry Christmas!

Sherry Eckblad - December 17, 2013 - 9:45 am

How do you do the white line around the photo and then insert the circle? Would you do a small tutorial on this?

Kerri - December 17, 2013 - 10:01 am

I will do q quick video for ya. Perhaps tomorrow evening–after I take my daughter to the MTC to start her mission. Sadness.

Nancy Cissell - December 17, 2013 - 10:03 am

Thank you so much, Kerri! These files are all so awesome and you are so generous to share them with us for free! Thank you!!!

Sara - December 17, 2013 - 10:06 am

LOVE!!!! I wish I had the time to create. I’d never be as talented as you – but I’d sure enjoy it… (I see a new years resolution in the making!)

Judy Stiles - December 17, 2013 - 10:25 am

Thanks, Kerri, for another great freebie! And thanks also for offering to make a tutorial for us newbies! So sweet of you!

Gilda - December 17, 2013 - 10:30 am

Thank you so much for the lovely files you’re so generously giving. They are just awesome!

Kitty - December 17, 2013 - 10:34 am

THANK YOU love it

Brenda - December 17, 2013 - 10:47 am

Thank you for all the files that you do for all of us!

Brooke - December 17, 2013 - 10:53 am

Thanks for being so generous! Merry Christmas

LisaM6 - December 17, 2013 - 11:09 am

Kerri~ Wow, thanks for all the great files you provide and wonderful tuts along the way. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
:)

Terri Marchbanks - December 17, 2013 - 11:22 am

Thank you so much Kerri xoxoxo

Sue Drake - December 17, 2013 - 11:26 am

Love the files! Don’t know how I did it, but only have 4 of the 5

DawnMcF - December 17, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Love them! Thanks so much!

Wendy - December 17, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Hi Kerri…I’m really enjoying your generous free files…fabulous designs. Is there any chance you can send me today’s file in svg or eps format? I thought I could convert it myself but I’m having trouble…thanks!

Kerri - December 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Well, it’s not a cut file, so that’s why it’s only in PNG.
It’d be way too teeny tiny to try and cut. :)

lisa - December 17, 2013 - 12:41 pm

these are cute… I plan to use for teacher gifts this week. would love to see a hanukkah version next year, hint hint :-) You are so generous!

Betsy - December 17, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Love, love, love these! The photo is wonderful with the tree in the foreground and the snow in the background.

Rebecca - December 17, 2013 - 12:48 pm

Thank you for all of these amazing freebies, Kerri!! Good luck tomorrow! :)

Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - December 17, 2013 - 12:58 pm

—What a stunning tree!! Sure wish I had one that lovely, if so, I might even put it up!! I’m so not into the Holidays, but do HOPE that next year will be better!!

Thanks so much for sharing another really awesome cut file!! I appreciate you kindness and generosity very much!!

Lisa

kath - December 17, 2013 - 1:19 pm

Thank you Kerri. Love the file and the tree!

Sandy_in_MD - December 17, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Great labels – thanks so much!

Phyllis B. - December 17, 2013 - 1:47 pm

Adorable, Kerri! Thanks so very much! My best wishes for your daughter’s upcoming trip and mission journey. I know you will miss her terribly, but you also know that she is doing good work! My good wishes to her and to you as her mom.

KathyW - December 17, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Thank you so much for your generousity!

Karen L - December 17, 2013 - 1:58 pm

Thank you so much for all the Christmas “gifts”. You are so kind. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas

Debbie S - December 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Thanks so much Kerri! I look forward to your posts each day. Love these little give-aways. Merry Christmas!!

Donna - December 17, 2013 - 2:17 pm

Kerri, thank you so much for the free file! Can’t wait to use them.
Love the files and your gorgeous tree!

K in PA - December 17, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Would love to see the photo tutorial as well. Thanks, Kerri!

MizDenise - December 17, 2013 - 3:14 pm

Thanks! Thinking of you & your family today.

Jennifer - December 17, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Thanks so much for the giveaways for the 12 Days of Christmas! You are so very sweet.

Jennifer Nielsen - December 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Thank you!

Anna - December 17, 2013 - 4:01 pm

Hi Kerri! So sorry that I don’t come daily to say thank you, I just wanted you to know that I love all the beautiful gifts you give and the wonderful inspiring ideas! Thank you so much! The use of the holiday labels on that photo was just gorgeous :) By the way, is that your tree? It’s spectacular!! Big hugs and many thanks again

Barbara - December 17, 2013 - 4:17 pm

Thank you Kerri – I love all 5 – today is my favorite! Can’t wait to use it.

Lindy - December 17, 2013 - 5:14 pm

These are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much, Kerri!

Karen Varney - December 17, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Thank you so much for these labels. They are very pretty. Merry Christmas.

Karrie - December 17, 2013 - 6:39 pm

Awesome freebie, thank you. I believe Santa will have a Cameo under the tree. I hope to put this file to good use soon.

lynne - December 17, 2013 - 7:14 pm

Thanks so much, Kerri!

Cynthia - December 17, 2013 - 9:25 pm

thanks so much for the freebies, Kerri, they are fab…Happy Holidays to you and your family….and all the best for a healthy and happy new year…

Adinda - December 18, 2013 - 1:55 am

Thank you so much for FABulous freebies and easy conversation x

stephanie - December 18, 2013 - 5:37 am

Love these! I’m really enjoying the twelve days, THANK YOU!!!

Trish - December 18, 2013 - 9:08 am

Thanks Kerri for another great freebie! I am thinking of you today as you send Jordan off to her MTC. I know you are so proud of her and will miss her dearly.

Barbara Ford - December 18, 2013 - 11:19 am

Kerri, thank you so much for your generosity. I know the pain of being separated from family members who are following God’s will. Even though you know it’s right, it still hurts. I am thinking of you. I would also appreciate a tutorial. I am so new, and only in reading this post did I realize you can bring a photo into Studio and I even figured out a way to place the PNG image on top of a photo. Not sure I did it the best way.

another day, another freebie

The Twelve Days of Christmas continues with this fine ‘today-only’ freebie! You know me and variety. My motto is, ‘When in doubt? Include both.‘ Double the fun, right? :)

I liked the tall and skinny December, but then thought it would also be cool to do a 3×4 version to put into your December Daily or Project Life.

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To download this for free–today only–click HERE.

This design is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.


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And yesterday was quite a day! Jordan and her two friends sang a song in church and it was beautiful. Then Jordan gave a very enthusiastic and lovely talk. Our bishop–knowing Jordan and anticipating her enthusiasm–’called an audible’ (as he said) the night before with our music people and wanted to sing Called To Serve and he had us all stand. That was a first and it was pretty darn cool.

Lots of food. Lots of family and friends. Great day. And we ended it with a little puzzle fun. We put Harry Potter 5 on my iPad (hooked up to our Bose bluetooth speaker, of course) and listened to it while we began this adventure. The puzzle we picked up in Vegas at the Coca Cola store. It’s a doozie!

good times.

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LouAnn V. - December 16, 2013 - 8:23 am

Thanks Kerri! I think I’m going to use this in my December Daily this week.

Rhadonda - December 16, 2013 - 8:42 am

Thank you so much. Family times are always special and the best!

Carol W. - December 16, 2013 - 8:48 am

Thank you for the wonderful freebie!

Sally - December 16, 2013 - 8:49 am

Thanks Kerri! This is great.
It sounds like you had a wonderful day yesterday. Good luck this week!

Marilyn in Michigan - December 16, 2013 - 8:54 am

Thanks, Kerri!

Nashonne - December 16, 2013 - 8:59 am

Did you complete the puzzle?

Kerri - December 16, 2013 - 9:02 am

Oh good gracious no. lol Progress. But not much.
That is one massive and complex puzzle. Can you say ‘red’? ;)

Laurie Tangney - December 16, 2013 - 9:40 am

Thank you for this freebie!! Love it

Kimberly - December 16, 2013 - 9:49 am

This is a great one . . so many fun uses!

JudyJ - December 16, 2013 - 10:00 am

Love this. Thank you

kimmik - December 16, 2013 - 10:03 am

What a wonderful time of year for your family. Let Jordan know my next door neighbor is going to the same mission! She leaves in February. Can’t wait for you to meet her. We’re in Burley, Id and I remembered you have a connection to Burley. I’ve told our neighbor about your blog so she will know who Jordan is when she arrives.

Octavia - December 16, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Thank you Kerri! I love this one.

MizDenise - December 16, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Our family has a puzzle tradition as well – small world! Thanks again for the freebies!

vicki - December 16, 2013 - 2:01 pm

thank you for the great freebies!

Kathy - December 16, 2013 - 2:02 pm

I love your style. Thank you so much!

Cynthia B. - December 16, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Thanks so much for the file. And we love puzzles too! Sounds like a great family day. :)

Lindy - December 16, 2013 - 4:19 pm

So cool! Thanks, Kerri!!!

Sandy_in_MD - December 16, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Thanks for today’s freebie. Good luck with your puzzle – it looks like a tough one.

Karen - December 16, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Thanks Kerri! Love, love the Decembers! Seeing your puzzle reminds me of my childhood. We always put a puzzle together sometime during the holidays, fun memory!!

Ruth G - December 16, 2013 - 5:47 pm

Thanks so much for the cut file! I think both designs are wonderful!!!

That looks like one incredible puzzle! I can’t wait to hear how long it took to put together! Enjoy!

Lindsay - December 16, 2013 - 7:42 pm

LOVE THIS! Thank you!

Dawn N - December 16, 2013 - 7:45 pm

THANK YOU.

Beth - December 16, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Love, love, love this cut file! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Traci Severson - December 16, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Thank you for the download. Merry Christmas!

Bev - December 16, 2013 - 10:57 pm

Hi Kerri,
Did not get your merry + bright freebie downloaded in time, and I went to your shop to find it and I was unable to locate it. Thanks for any help!

Vero - December 17, 2013 - 12:07 am

Thank you so much for sharing your work
Best Regards from France (South West)
Véro

12 Days of Christmas  |  Merry + Bright

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We’ve got our third day of our Twelve Days of Christmas right here, right now.

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To download it for free, today only, click HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can find it in the store.


Been quite the weekend here in our house. Jordan had friends over last night  and we’re doing her farewell talk in church today. Lots of shopping, lots of baking, lots of food prep, and…oh yeah, cleaning. Should be quite the day with lots of family and friends celebrating her moment of going on a mission. Wednesday is the big day for the MTC! (Missionary Training Center)

Sandra ltb - December 15, 2013 - 6:11 am

Thank you!
Sandra ltb

Rebecca - December 15, 2013 - 6:29 am

Wow! It’s here already?! It just seems like last week we dropped our daughter off at the MTC but it’s already been 5 months she’s been gone! Good luck Jordan! I hear the MTC at Christmas is awesome!!

Dawn N - December 15, 2013 - 6:54 am

thank you.

Marilyn in Michigan - December 15, 2013 - 7:01 am

Thanks, Kerri! What a fun file.

Ruth G - December 15, 2013 - 7:39 am

I love the file, Kerri! Thanks so much! I just noticed your logo for the sale and it’s really awesome, too!

K in PA - December 15, 2013 - 7:48 am

Love, love, love this one! Thanks, Kerri!

Linda V - December 15, 2013 - 8:27 am

Another wonderful gift!!! Thanks Keri

Linda A - December 15, 2013 - 8:28 am

Thanks for another Christmas download. Love it! Best wishes to you and your family as your daughter enters another journey.

lynne - December 15, 2013 - 8:55 am

Love it! Thanks so much :)

julie - December 15, 2013 - 9:51 am

OH this is prefect! Thank you!
Julie

Heather - December 15, 2013 - 9:53 am

Thank you!

Lori P. - December 15, 2013 - 10:04 am

To Kerri and company, Thank you so very much for doing the “12 Days of Christmas”!

LouAnn V. - December 15, 2013 - 10:05 am

Thank you! I already have a plan for this one.

Dolly - December 15, 2013 - 11:03 am

Thanks so very much Kerri!! :D

Sandy_in_MD - December 15, 2013 - 11:13 am

Love it – thanks so much!

Jennifer S - December 15, 2013 - 12:07 pm

love this! thank you!

Barbara - December 15, 2013 - 1:13 pm

Thank you!!! I love all of them so far! Can’t wait to start using them – will be home from vacation soon.

Trish - December 15, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Thanks Kerri! I know your days are merry and bright, getting ready for Christmas and Jordan’s departure, lots of excitement and joy with a little trepidation thrown in. Sending my best wishes!

Kathy - December 15, 2013 - 1:41 pm

lovely. Thank you so much!

Jocelan - December 15, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Thanks you for the lovely Christmas greeting,I so love the greetings and the verses for print n cut.
Thanks again so much.
Blessings Jocelan

Amy McCabe - December 15, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Thanks for the great freebie – I just discovered your blog and store. Such creative work!

Tammy - December 15, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Thank you for thinking of us. I appreciate it.

MizDenise - December 15, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Thanks! this is lovely!

Betsy - December 15, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Wonderful! Thank you, Kerri.

Kathy Ann - December 15, 2013 - 4:09 pm

thank you!!!

Lindy - December 15, 2013 - 6:46 pm

Thank you for the wonderful file, Kerri! Blessings to you!

Rachel - December 15, 2013 - 9:05 pm

Love the file! The lettering is perfect. Thank you very much.

Linda - December 15, 2013 - 10:15 pm

Thanks Kerri for the freebies. What a great Christmas present from YOU!!!
Wish I would have payed attention to my emails to see this so I could have gotten two other freebies. I will pay attention now. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

wrap it up with a big red bow

Isn’t that the best way to wrap something? With a big red bow? It seems like the quintessential way to gussy up a gift, right? Well, now you can add that feeling to elements on your page as well, with a square ribbon and one that works for 4×6. Great for wrapping it around a photo or a Project Life card.

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To download it for free today only, click HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get find it in the store.


And speaking of gussying things up, we had our ‘First Christmas Eve’ last night. Jordan leaves Wednesday to the MTC, so we did a ‘first Christmas’ this weekend and at dinner at Cheesecake Factory, walked through a couple shops in City Creek and then took a stroll through Temple Square to see the lights. Loved that there was snow, because it just adds to the magic.

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[Just took these with my little iPhone.  Too cold to lug my big boy around.]

Sort of puts ya in the festive spirit, does it not?

 

Donna - December 14, 2013 - 10:02 am

WOW!!! Gorgeous pictures!!!

Kerri, the file that downloaded was the snowflake that we got yesterday. Did anyone else say they got the same one, or did I do something wrong?

K in PA - December 14, 2013 - 10:02 am

Thanks for the freebie, Kerri; however, I think you might want to check the link on this one. It’s the same as yesterday. ;o)

Wendy A - December 14, 2013 - 10:34 am

Thanks Kerri! (and mine is the bow link)

Donna - December 14, 2013 - 10:41 am

Thanks so much for the great file and for fixing the link for us. You’re the best!!

Kathleen D - December 14, 2013 - 10:55 am

Gorgeous photos Kerri!

cari - December 14, 2013 - 11:09 am

The pictures are amazing!

Gina - December 14, 2013 - 11:38 am

Thanks for the freebie Kerri, need to remember to check, worked all day yesterday and missed the snowflake. Thanks, awesome pictures and enjoy your kids!!!!

Janet - December 14, 2013 - 11:45 am

Thank you. Fabulous photos too.

Ruth G - December 14, 2013 - 12:01 pm

When you get pictures that awesome from your phone and just because the mood strikes you gotta love it (and I do!) Thanks so much for sharing these lovely photos and your awesome files! The gifts are really wonderful! I’m thinking they might look great on tags…thinking! Have a wonderful day soaking up your daughter until she leaves!

Barbara Ford - December 14, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Thank you for the free file, Kerri, and your pictures are beautiful!

Laurie Manning - December 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Love it! Your designs are so beautiful Kerri, THANK YOU for sharing them with us! Pics are beautiful as well ~ Merry Christmas!

MizDenise - December 14, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Thanks for the bow – was needing one for a project! Amazing what great photos our little phones can make! Have a great day with your family!

Sandy_in_MD - December 14, 2013 - 12:51 pm

Love seeing a city all “dressed up” for Christmas – thanks sharing your photos. And thank you for today’s present.

Gaby - December 14, 2013 - 1:36 pm

WOW this is just gorgeous! I have been there in two occasions but never during the Christmas season. Love the picture of you with your kids! TFS

Dolly - December 14, 2013 - 1:50 pm

THANK YOU Kerri!!!

julie - December 14, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Boy those light are just so magical. Truly that’s for sharing, I’m fighting with my sister about something stupid…and these lights put me back in the spirit.

Good luck to your daughter!

Julie

Phyllis B. - December 14, 2013 - 5:59 pm

Beautiful! Thank you again so much for today’s bow!

Nita - December 14, 2013 - 6:15 pm

Thanks for the file. It’s a great one.

Brooke - December 14, 2013 - 7:04 pm

Thanks for the bow, but greater thanks for the pictures. Have never been to SLC and it looks magical at Christmas.

Lindy - December 14, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Beautiful pictures, Kerri! Thank you for the download!

liannallama - December 14, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Thanks so much for the freebies! Your stuff is so cute!

let the twelve days of christmas commence!

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I’ve been so excited for this day…and now…it has arrived! We had such a grand time with The Twelve Days of Christmas last year and I’m kind-a thinkin’ this needs to become a tradition now. Does two years in a row make it a tradition? :)

So without further ado, here’s today’s free shape. Remember, these are available for free for one day only…then they go into the store.

Oh what fun!

snowflake-etc


To download it for free, today only, click HERE.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store.


It’s just a fun little set of matching elements–a snowflake and some garland borders. And then you can even mix it up a little, like this:

snowflake-example

So make sure you check in every day until Christmas Eve for a free shape. If you happen to miss it, no worries, it will be in the store that next day.

Carrie - December 13, 2013 - 5:28 am

Thanks Kerri…perfect to practice what I have learned in my Getting to Know you & Oh, The Places You Will Go Silhouette classes these past couple of weeks!!

Kathy - December 13, 2013 - 5:30 am

Thank you so much for the beautiful file. Snow, snow, snow!

Debbie S - December 13, 2013 - 5:59 am

What an AWESOME Christmas tradition! Thank you! I’ve been following your blog for at least a year, and I think it’s wonderful that your daughter is going on a mission. I wish her–and you–the best of experiences. You will be blessed while she’s away as well as her. It’s a great experience! Thanks for the 12 Days of Christmas gifts! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Karen - December 13, 2013 - 6:05 am

Thanks, Kerri! I love your designs!

JoAnn - December 13, 2013 - 6:11 am

Thank you…I love every thing you do!

Margot - December 13, 2013 - 6:13 am

Gorgeous as always!!! Thanks Kerri!

Cari - December 13, 2013 - 6:34 am

Thank you, Kerri! I’m so excited you brought this back! Love looking forward to seeing what you’ve come up with each day!

Karla - December 13, 2013 - 6:41 am

Thank you so much for the beautiful file…

Dolly - December 13, 2013 - 6:43 am

Well if it isn’t a tradition…then it SHOULD BE!! it’s one of my favorite little daily celebrations leading up to Christmas!! It’s an Advent for us big girls (or kids)
TFS Kerri and May your holidays be blessed!

Sally - December 13, 2013 - 7:19 am

Thank you, Kerri! This is beautiful.

Susan - December 13, 2013 - 7:26 am

Thank you so much! Have a Merry Christmas!

Melanie A. - December 13, 2013 - 7:48 am

Loved this last year. Thank you so much for sharing again this year!

Marilyn in Michigan - December 13, 2013 - 7:51 am

Thanks so much, Kerri!

Lynda Callan Griffith - December 13, 2013 - 7:55 am

Thank you so much Kerri. What a great present to put with all of me Kerri Bradford’s folder. Merry Christmas.

LinhC - December 13, 2013 - 8:11 am

Thank you! I love this simple and elegant design!

LouAnn V. - December 13, 2013 - 8:28 am

Thank you Kerri!

Marsha Sims - December 13, 2013 - 8:31 am

Thank you so much!!

tammy b - December 13, 2013 - 8:39 am

Thanks Kerri!

Rhadonda - December 13, 2013 - 8:48 am

I think doing anything 12 days in a row makes it a tradition! Thank you so much. Will look forward to each day.6

Kelli W - December 13, 2013 - 8:49 am

I absolutely LOVE snowflakes – thank you “snow” much :)

Teryl - December 13, 2013 - 8:52 am

Love the snowflakes! Can’t wait to see what you share in the next 12 days. Thank you so much!

Cherri - December 13, 2013 - 9:03 am

Thanks so much Kerri! I can’t wait for my silhouette to get here for Christmas and I’ll start practicing. Your classes are a wonderful help to me too. Congrats to your daughter too! I have had 2 missionaries and it is a great experience.

Mendie - December 13, 2013 - 9:05 am

Thank you! Can’t wait to see what else is coming!

EllyMae - December 13, 2013 - 9:09 am

Thank you! I just made my first purchase last night. LOVE IT!

Becca - December 13, 2013 - 9:16 am

Love it! Thanks for all the goodies!

Lancene - December 13, 2013 - 9:19 am

Thank you Kerri for your continued generosity.

Linda V - December 13, 2013 - 9:23 am

Thank You for your generosity Kerri!!!

Judy Stiles - December 13, 2013 - 9:33 am

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

lynne - December 13, 2013 - 9:52 am

Thanks very much!

Carole M - December 13, 2013 - 9:56 am

Love it! Thanks.

Sandra ltb - December 13, 2013 - 10:14 am

Lovely – thank you!
Sandra ltb

Barbara T - December 13, 2013 - 10:14 am

thank you

Brooke - December 13, 2013 - 10:16 am

Wow, thank you! Can’t believe I get this for free! Merry Christmas!

Linda A - December 13, 2013 - 10:17 am

Thank you so much. Very nice gift!

Jodi - December 13, 2013 - 10:22 am

Thanks!

Sandy_in_MD - December 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

Thanks for the great set!

Diane - December 13, 2013 - 10:49 am

Thank you Kerri for your generousity. I LOVE your designs and that you helped me learn so much about my silhouette through your classses! Can’t wait for the other 11 days!

Karen - December 13, 2013 - 11:32 am

Thank you Kerri!

Kitty - December 13, 2013 - 11:36 am

Thank you Merry Christmas

mitchmac - December 13, 2013 - 11:47 am

Thanks so much for being so generous!

marion - December 13, 2013 - 12:12 pm

what a lovely surprise! thank you

MizDenise - December 13, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Thanks so much! I love your style & using the designs you create. My new supplies just arrived – can’t wait for some free time to use my new treats! See you tomorrow!

Cindy K - December 13, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Thank you, Kerri! I loved this last year and will love it this year, too. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Donna - December 13, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Love your idea of your 12 Days of Christmas tradition! Thank you so much for today’s freebie!

Ruth G - December 13, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Love these fabulous snow elements! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Lois - December 13, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Thanks, so pretty

BARBARA ISERI - December 13, 2013 - 2:26 pm

Thank you much for being so generous with your creations and sharing with us. Pretty.
hugs
bobbi

Trish - December 13, 2013 - 2:54 pm

Thank you so much Kerri-What a great gift! I will be checking every day! And I send my best wishes to your family as you send Jordan off for her mission. Happy holidays!

Sherry107 - December 13, 2013 - 3:07 pm

Thank you Kerri-I am new to my Cameo-so will be great to practice with!!!

Cathy Doerr - December 13, 2013 - 3:29 pm

I think that 2 years in a row make it a tradition. Thanks Kerri.

Becky - December 13, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Thank you so much for the free file Kerri! I have really enjoyed taking your Getting to know you and The places you will go class as well.

Terri Marchbanks - December 13, 2013 - 4:19 pm

LOOOOOOOOOVE IT MISS. KERRI THANKS SO VERY MUCH!!!!!XOXOXO

Marcy E - December 13, 2013 - 4:56 pm

So sweet of you to share like this… smooches my dear… m.e.

Angie C. - December 13, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Thank you, Kerri! These are going to be wonderful!

Sandie - December 13, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Thank you for sharing!

SueK - December 13, 2013 - 5:11 pm

I am a beginner and I’m wondering how to use (or which one to use) if you don’t have the designer software.
Thanks for sharing and hope I can use these.

Pamela McGillin - December 13, 2013 - 5:35 pm

Thank you for the file Kerri. I signed up for a couple of your classes, I’m really looking forward to having a few days off at Christmas to delve into the Cameo.

Pam S - December 13, 2013 - 5:37 pm

THANK YOU!!!!!

Phyllis B. - December 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Merry Christmas, Kerri! Thank you so much—such beautiful Christmas gifts for us from you (again)! You are more than generous… Many thanks! Phyllis

Johna - December 13, 2013 - 7:16 pm

thank you SO much!! how awesome!

Valmay Court - December 13, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Thanx for the freebie Kerri looking forward to the next 11 days :-) Happy Holidays Cheers Valmay

Kathy - December 13, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Thank you for the 12 days of Christmas – your designs are so beautiful!

Melissa Johnson - December 13, 2013 - 8:20 pm

Thank you Kerri, Love them!

lindsay k. - December 13, 2013 - 9:42 pm

Thank You Kerri for sharing this file! Look forward to seeing what you have in store for us the next 11 days!

Jane - December 13, 2013 - 10:12 pm

I was hoping you were going to do this again – I have used my free shapes SO MUCH! Thanks again & looking forward to the next 11 days!!

Lynette - December 13, 2013 - 10:37 pm

Thank you so much! I am a newbie this year to this tradition, and am so excited! I wonder if Silhouette will be doing their 12 days as well. I love these shapes, and love that the garland could totally be used any time of the year. :)

Kris Griffin - December 14, 2013 - 7:45 am

Thank you!!

Marilyn - December 14, 2013 - 7:48 am

Many thanks this is such a lovely idea

Liz Hodge - December 14, 2013 - 7:57 am

Thank you for this awesome file!

Carla Crosby - December 14, 2013 - 8:11 am

Thank you!!

Tammy Davis - December 14, 2013 - 9:42 am

Thank you so much! Love your files!

Sharon Fong - December 14, 2013 - 9:56 am

Thank you Kerri. Your designs are beautiful and I have enjoyed every one that I have purchased from you.

Kimberly Pate - December 14, 2013 - 10:11 am

Thank you for your generosity. Love this snowflake!!!

Kimberly

Lisa McCraw - December 16, 2013 - 4:33 am

thank you

capturing christmas

There’s lots of itty bitty moments all leading up to Christmas, isn’t there? Are you taking the opportunity to record them? Well, by golly, you should!

This year I have been taking more photos than I ever have, thanks to having an iPhone on me at all times. I’m not necessarily doing a December Daily, but I’ve been trying to take more of a conscientious effort to capture just little moments, like shopping with my girls in Bath+Body Works or a moment like this one…

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Watching White Christmas after a never-ending snow day. It’s one of our favorites–and by that I mean, the girls and I. Not the boys. ;) We watch it every Christmas season, aaaaand sometimes in other parts of the year because it’s just plain fun.

That’s why I loved what Laura did in her page here. Not only did she capture her daughter wearing a Santa hat, but she did it every year. That is so awesome! I love how they are all displayed here on one page. Look how much she’s grown!

And how darling is that star border!!!

Great idea Laura!
(It’s too late for me. Maybe one day when I have grandkids? lol)

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[ DesignsStoryboard #1 / December Twenty-Five (“Santa”) / Weathered Door (“Hat”) / Holly Jolly Christmas (star) / The Best Thing Ever Page Kit (circle border)

Susan Miller - December 12, 2013 - 11:46 am

What a cute idea! Love the layout elements too.

Lynette - December 13, 2013 - 10:58 pm

I’m so glad you love White Christmas too! I finally got my own copy last year for Christmas from my mom. Love it. My husband won’t sit down and watch it with me, but I sure make time for it! I grew up watching it with my mom on Deer Hunt weekend when we would turn it on, wrap Christmas presents, and enjoy. (Yeah, my mom was crazy for having Christmas bought and ready to wrap in October. I totally don’t follow her lead on that one). :) Thanks for reminding me I need to pop that one in and watch it soon!
I also love that page, and love the tradition of wearing the Santa hat. Love pictures that compare time/age.

Donna - December 14, 2013 - 7:43 am

What a great idea!! But Kerri, I don’t think it’s too late for you to start a tradition like that with your kids. They still will change from year to year, so 10 years from now when you look at the pictures, you still can reflect on the changes and memories….just my thought!!

can’t even believe it

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We’ve just been so busy the past two or three months, that this has just kind of snuck up on us all. Jordan’s leaving for her LDS mission one week from today to Jacksonville Florida. It’s kind of crazy!

Pardon me  if I’m a little quieter than usual while I spend some QT with her before the big day. :) I think we’ve got her shopping done. She’s beginning to pack, unlike her brother who packed the night before. We’ll see what she can live with all in two suitcases for the next 18 months.

It’s gonna be real quiet real soon in this house.

Lisa - December 11, 2013 - 12:02 pm

I’m in Jacksonville, Florida! Maybe we’ll be seeing her soon!

vicki doyle - December 11, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Best of luck to her– and to you!

Dawn - December 11, 2013 - 10:25 pm

I want to wish ya’ll the best. Good luck

Julie - December 13, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Best of luck to your young woman….
enjoy your time together.
Julie

Katie W. - December 16, 2013 - 11:26 am

How exciting for her! My mission was an incredible time of my life and I would do it again in a heartbeat! I LOVE seeing so many sisters going out…best of luck to her as she enters the mission field!