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It’s early in the morning here in Florida and I guess I’d put my eight hours of sleep in, even though we’d had a good day at Harry Potter World + Islands of Adventure yesterday. Dan is going to have to build me my own HP world, by the way. My most favorite ride was flying around with Harry. It was pretty darn amazing. Felt like you were flying. Loved every minute.

Anyway, I just thought I’d take a quick moment to share a photo with you while everyone else is sleeping. We decided to eat at the Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney and somehow stumbled along the Lava Lounge–same menu, you just sit on a deck outside over the water. Sounded lovely to me–and much better than the 2 1/2 hour wait for inside. We only waited about 15 minutes.

This was the view when we first walked in to sit down.



This beautiful sunset was in progress.

Of course I had to snap a couple photos, especially with the Wizard of Oz balloon up in the air. Beautiful photo. Happy + content with my little capture of the moment. But within about 5 minutes, it changed to this.

I had to take a picture, even though Jordan said I should just sit down because I’d already taken one. But…but…but…I had to do it and so my first beautiful photo was added to with an amazing photo. I wish the balloon was still up in the sky, but wow…what a sky! And water!

And really, I didn’t do anything to these photos but add a tiny bit of Oh Snap to make sure things were a little sharper. What you see is what we saw.

Absolutely breathtaking and I soaked up every minute of it.

So the moral of the story is, if you want to take advantage of a photo op, do not hesitate…even if you may be ‘embarrassing’ your daughter. She was even impressed. ;)

Judy Stiles - October 26, 2013 - 7:26 am

OMGosh … these pics are breaktaking! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for taking the time to share them with us! Sounds like you are having a wonderful time in Florida!

we’re off to see the wizard!

Jordan and I are headed to Florida today to help Lisa with HSN and then to have a little fun seeing some of the sunny sights that Florida has to offer. Our number one place to go? Harry Potter World. We’ve been to Disneyland many times, so Disney World will be fun, but seeing the wonderful world of Harry Potter come to life? Very exciting.

So it’s going to be kind of quiet here on the blog, but if you want to follow our adventures on Facebook and Instagram (kerribradfordstudio), I’m going to do my best to post in ‘real time’-ish. :)

Also, I will try to check emails, but I can’t guarantee it. I aaammm on vacationnnnnn….. ;)

Katrina - October 22, 2013 - 9:04 am

I love the Harry Potter World! I was there last December, and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. The frozen butterbeer is the best! I hope you have a great time!

Sue Alg - October 22, 2013 - 11:19 am

Can’t wait to hear about your adventure. My hubby and I are taking are 2 13 granddaughters to see Harry Potter World in early December. Can’t wait.

Trish - October 22, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Have a wonderful time and tell the wizard I said “Hey”.

Lisa Haines - October 22, 2013 - 6:24 pm

Have a very safe and fun trip!! Disney is always fun and going to HSN would be a blast too ! Either way, sounds like a fun packed getaway!! ENJOY!!

Sophia Allison - October 23, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Enjoy, have a great time…

Barb Mc - October 23, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Just saw yiur “Jingle All the Way” on HSN! So cute!

jingle all the way

I know. My family should probably kill me. It’s not even November, much less December. But goodness gracious, if you want to stay ahead of the game, ya just gotta start early!

So here’s a jingly Christmas decor item to deck your halls…or a friend’s halls…or whatever the case may be.


This is suuuuper easy to make!

Here’s a list of the ingredients.
You just need five things: frame, paper, bells, vinyl and phrase.

First you need this kit,
which has that lovely little cut file in it. :)

It’s funny how things work out. I had this whole other idea in mind for how I wanted to arrange that phrase, but it just wasn’t clicking. So rather than stewing and fighting it, trying to make it work and hitting my head against the wall, I decided to try a different font and voila. It was just what I wanted and I didn’t even know it.

Cut this in vinyl (mine was 5.875″ high) and apply it to the glass frame mentioned below. I used fuzzy (flocked) vinyl, but then when I went to find it in the Silhouette store, it wasn’t there anymore. Ack! I love that stuff! Actually, the red flag on that vinyl went up when I went to cut it and the settings weren’t there. So, if you have some and want to use it, I put my settings on Speed/8, Thickness/14, Blade/3 and No Cutting Mat.

And if you don’t have a cutting machine?
Just print the saying onto a transparency and voila!

The frame is from Hobby Lobby
and looks like this.

think this is the right one online. It’s what it looks like in real life and the price is 13.99, on sale for 6.99. It’s 8.25″ w x 10.25″ h x 1.2″ d. The glass comes all the way to the front while the back sits behind a bit (there’s excess cardboard in it when you buy it), allowing the 1″ bells to sit in there nicely. Even staying in place for the most part as long as you don’t jiggle it around.

And then you need your Jingle Bells.

I expect they’ll only be there before the holidays. I also got these at Hobby Lobby, but I can’t find them online anywhere.  They are 3/4″ bells (20mm). You’ll need silver and red if you wanna make it like mine. They are on sale for around $4, so it was a pretty good deal.

You only need maybe half…just over half? Sprinkle them into the bottom of the frame once you have the vinyl phrase on and you can see just how many you’ll need. I liked making my go up the sides a little, surrounding the bottom of the word ‘way’. Once you put the back of the frame on, they can stay in place pretty well.

And then you need one sheet of this lovely paper
that I adore from Teresa Collins.

Trim it to 7×9, using the optimal glittery snowflake usage. (Don’t do it like mine because mine are scraps in this photo. I needed more paper. :) )

Adhere it to the back of the frame, but be sure to scooch it down just a smidge so the back can go back into the slot. It doesn’t like it with the paper in there and you won’t even see that adjustment on the other side anyway.

So easy and so cute. Great gift too!  I’ve gotten a few requests from family members already.;)

And if you like this title, you might like these too!
(Click image to see in store.)

Shelley - October 20, 2013 - 11:29 am

This is absolutely adorable!!! I work retail and it’s a little tough to see the Xmas stuff coming out, but it is kind of refreshing too! Although by the time Xmas actually rolls around I am so done! LOL!

Annabelle Bulat - October 20, 2013 - 12:12 pm

This is just the cutest thing! I have a thing for jingle bells and have LOTS of them. Have to make this. Thank you, Kerri!

Cindy - October 20, 2013 - 12:33 pm

Well, I guess I know where I’ll be after work Monday. This is just too pretty NOT to make.

paula - October 20, 2013 - 12:47 pm

Gasp!! You got my number sista! This is off the chart awesome!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Hope my Michaesl has vinal or transparency never bought either. No Hobby Lobby in NY. I am hoping they have the paper. Any good site u know of to get the stuff?

Karen W - October 20, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Love this! Thanks for sharing all the instructions. You know where I will be at 9am tomorrow!

Marcy E - October 20, 2013 - 1:11 pm

So stinkin cute… another item to add to my “todo’s” Thanks Kerri…

Cathy - October 20, 2013 - 2:22 pm

So cute it is crazy. CRAZY cute.

Dolly - October 20, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Very nice Kerri! I’d love to make one of these!

Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - October 20, 2013 - 5:11 pm

Love it! And it’s NEVER to early for Christmas to me…I LOVE it and have already been working on my Christmas Cards and even done a bit of shopping!!

I love to be done with all my shopping and cards… I can the focus on having fun and being totally stress free as the Holidays get closer!!

Nothing wrong with being a little early…it pays in the end!!

Mary Satterfield - October 20, 2013 - 5:46 pm

I made the same thing only as an ornament. I just love the quote and the font that it is in…

Maria - October 20, 2013 - 5:59 pm

I love this- I did something similar as a gift years ago with a friend Kelly Noel at a crop event. I like this version- purchased already!

Cheryl :) - October 20, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Thanks so much for sharing this with us Kerri! So adorable and inexpensive!!! I can’t wait for the Christmas Season either!

Kristina - October 21, 2013 - 8:51 am

I’m on my way to Hobby Lobby…because I don’t have enough projects to do between now & Christmas! But I really want to make a couple of these for my daughters-in-law when we get together early in Nov. One question…did you put your vinyl on the inside of the glass?

Kerri - October 21, 2013 - 8:55 am

I put mine on the outside because I think it looks richer…whether it’s regular vinyl or fuzzy vinyl. How fun to make projects with your family! :)

LindaH - October 21, 2013 - 9:19 am

Did you get your paper at Hobby Lobby, too?

Rhadonda - October 21, 2013 - 9:41 am

Totally making this!! Thanks for sharing the idea. Hope i can find all the stuff. I wish you could have included the paper maybe as a jpeg or something similar ( :

Sandy Young - October 21, 2013 - 10:35 am

Except for stamps, my Christmas cards are finished. However, I never listen to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving, unless it is playing in a store and I can’t do anything with that.
I love this jingle box and I am going to make me one, and perhaps a couple extras for gifts.

Kerri - October 21, 2013 - 11:08 am

No, I got my paper at Archivers. I didn’t see it on Two Peas either.

Becky Dykes - October 21, 2013 - 11:31 am

Oh, this is amazing! This is definitely on my list of Christmas décor!

LindaH - October 21, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Went to my local HL eagerly looking for supplies–noting that this is Oct 21, you can say that I was more than a little disappointed that they were out of and will not get any more silver bells. I bought the last container of large red ones. They also are out of or do not carry the frame. So, those of you who want to do this project should probably get to HL sooner rather than later!

Kerri - October 21, 2013 - 1:49 pm

Wow! That’s crazy! Maybe it’s because we are in the crafting mecca of the world that we have so many. Or maybe it’s because I’m buying them all. lol I’ve bought like 25 packs of them over the course of a couple weeks–and they’ve been restocking too. If you live in my area, they still had tons of silver bells at the Hobby Lobby in American Fork, but no frames. May just have to order those.

Susan - October 21, 2013 - 4:13 pm

Well, I got the fuzzy vinyl, the frames and the jingle bells, but I cannot find the Teresa Collins paper. Can you help?

Tracy - October 21, 2013 - 9:08 pm

This project inspired me to unpack my Silhouette and set it up on my desk! Going to take your 01 and 02 classes before trying anything else though! :)

Question for you – can you confirm the size of the jingle bells? When I looked at HL online, they were all in mm’s, not inches. I was also surprised to realize there was an inch between the glass and the backing. Sorry to question – just wanted to be sure! ;)

Kerri - October 21, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Oh, my apologies…I thought that I’d seen a sign that said 1″, but I guess they are more 3/4″. The very fine print on the tube–that I couldn’t see (lol)–says 20mm. The ones I bought come in those tubes of 75 bells, but I couldn’t find them online.

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Kathi - October 23, 2013 - 4:10 am

Can your cutting file be used with the Sizzix eClips? I love the fonts you’ve used!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} - October 23, 2013 - 9:22 am

Love this & pinned!!

Diann - October 23, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Love this project! Got most of the supplies. Anyone have a source for the fuzzy vinyl? I can’t find black.

Heather - October 23, 2013 - 1:54 pm
Linda Schmidt - October 23, 2013 - 5:13 pm

I love this and will make a couple of them one for me and one for my mom who is in a nursing home!! Thanks for the lovely idea!!

Rhadonda - October 23, 2013 - 10:08 pm

just finished mine and I love it! I just printed a digital paper similar and stamped red snow flakes. My bells move a bit but i think it will still be fun. Thanks again for sharing your creativity. The cut file was so easy to use! I am going to keep my eye out for other things that could “fill” the frame and make another one like hearts at valentines, maybe some kind of plastic snowflakes, flowers in the summer. Maybe this is the new “this/that tray” ( :

Ger - October 24, 2013 - 10:29 am

My HL had 3 of the frames, I had been looking for a frame like that for another project and hadn’t found one. HL has two frame areas and I had been looking in the wrong one. Took the picture of the frame with me and they took me right to it. They had a ton of the bells, saw them in more than one place. I couldn’t find the paper, we have two scrapbbok stores in the area and neither had it or anything I liked. I went on line and bought some, had to get a whole pack of 25, but I figure I can use it for a lot of things. Bought the file and love some of the others the gal has. Thanks for sharing your project, it is really nice.

Barby - October 24, 2013 - 2:20 pm

Adorable project! I’m going to use glue dots to hold the bells in place so I don’t hear bells in the middle of the night, lol!

Susan - October 25, 2013 - 11:31 am

Can anyone tell me where they got the Teresa Collins Paper. My Archiver’s had only the collection pack and not the single sheets. I printed out a red snowflake paper but I really would like to see what it looks like with Teresa’s paper. Please help!!!

Jennifer - October 26, 2013 - 9:02 am

Does anyone know if I can use vinyl for the Cricut with the Silhoutte?

Laurel - October 27, 2013 - 11:14 am

This project finally got me to try vinyl and transfer paper. I’ve been procrastinating because I thought it would be hard, but it was SO EASY!!! Now I want to put vinyl on EVERYTHING!! Thanks, Kerri! :)

Marilyn Bronson - October 27, 2013 - 5:59 pm

OK, I tried this today and wanted to shoot myself. I used a new blade cut it in Silhouette black vinyl and there was no way it was coming of the backing sheet. All the little centers were very difficult to get out and it all ended up stuck in a big jumble. What up!

Kerri - October 30, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Hmmmm…. My first impulse is to say that the settings in Studio or the blade wasn’t set right. Because normally, vinyl cuts very dreamy with vinyl. You can usually get more intricate cuts with vinyl than you could with cardstock. I would maybe try a simple two or three letters of an clean-style alphabet and see how that works. Mine just peeled pretty darn easily and then I put the transfer tape over it once everything was weeded.

Kerri - October 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Love it Laurel! It can be addicting. :)

Kerri - October 30, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Jennifer, you should be able to use any vinyl really. I’ve used Cricut vinyl in my Silhouette before.

NICOLE MANTOOTH - October 31, 2013 - 7:22 am

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I might borrow this idea and make a few of my own for me and for family members as well. Thank you so much for sharing. Now I need another reason to go to Hobby Lobby… Love Hobby Lobby. :)
Have a great day Kerri.

Nicole Mantooth

Heidi - October 31, 2013 - 8:22 pm

I found the Teresa Collins paper at Archiver’s and they sold it by the sheet. Can anyone tell me were I can find the fuzzy vinyl?

Morgan - November 1, 2013 - 12:16 am

Love this Kerri!! Thanks so much for the idea. Wish I could find the paper. Everyone online seems to be sold out :( Can’t wait to make this!!

jayme - November 4, 2013 - 1:53 pm

I love this font! What is it called?

Kathy Winters - November 8, 2013 - 1:29 pm

Such an cute project and so darn easy. I created my own Jingle All The Way wordart for mine and I searched high and low for the same piece of scrapbook paper because I thought it was just the perfect choice. Turned out great! Thanks for sharing your idea.

tania k - November 10, 2013 - 8:00 pm

I just made this tonight. It looks so awesome! Thanks for the great idea Kerri!

Nancy - November 13, 2013 - 11:42 pm

Can you explain the kit! Why do you need to buy that kit? Does it have the vinyl saying in it? I don’t have a cutter so what do I do? Very cute idea! I would like to make several for my sisters and for my grand kids teachers! Thanks for your help.

Kerri - November 14, 2013 - 6:35 am

So in addition to the main image being a cut file, it is also a PNG as well as the cards that you see. They are all printable. You can print the main image onto a transparency and use it in a frame or color it and put it on white cardstock–as long as you have something like Photoshop.

There is nothing shipped to you. It’s just a downloadable product.

Hope that helps!

Nancy - November 14, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Where do you buy the transparency and is it just a piece of paper that you put in your printer. Can you print as many as you want? Are there instructions on your downloads. Thanks, Nancy

Loir - November 17, 2013 - 7:40 pm

Can’t wait to make this! Will you tell me the name of this font? I would like to make a few coordinating items!! THANKS!

Patty - November 17, 2013 - 8:35 pm

Love this project! Thank so much for sharing. One question though, we iron the fuzzy flock onto the front of the glass right? I had a terrible time with that, but finally got it to stick. Hopefully that was what I was supposed to do! Thanks again!

Tracy - November 17, 2013 - 8:42 pm

Patty – pretty sure Kerri’s vinyl was already flocked. I have looked for it online, and it is sold out everywhere. :(

Melissa - November 18, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Am I able to use your downloadable image to use with my Cricut?? I bought out all of the frames while at Hobby Lobby today :-) I can’t wait to get started and I love your “Jingle All The Way” image….hoping it will work with what I already have!! Thanks for the fun craft! It’s beautiful!

Kerri - November 18, 2013 - 12:44 pm

If your Cricut can work with SVG files (using SCAL2), then yes. :)
If not, you can always print them on a transparency and use them that way.

Katie W. - November 18, 2013 - 8:52 pm

Very cute! What font did you use, if you don’t mid? I really like it and think it would be perfect for a project I’m working on (I’m just not happy with what I have now).

Nancy - November 19, 2013 - 12:07 am

Can you explain to me how you use the transparency. You keep telling people if they don’t have one of the machines that cuts you can use it as a transparency. Help, please and thank you!

Patty - November 19, 2013 - 6:29 am

Yeah thanks Tracy, I get that the vinyl was already flocked. What I meant was, I had a hard time getting the flocked vinyl to adhere to the glass. I was asking if I was supposed to iron the cut out onto the front of the glass. Sorry for the confusion.

Also, if anyone is looking for the flocked vinyl, I got it at Amazon. It is called flocked heat transfer.

Nancy, the easiest way to describe what a transparency is, is that it is similar to a non sticky screen protector for an Ipod/ipad that you can print on. You can find them at any office supply store. They usually come 8 1/2 x 11″ for standard printers. To use it with this project, you would purchase the images from Kerri and then once downloaded, you would just print the image onto the transparency (make sure you follow the printing instructions) and then cut the transparency into a rectangle or whataever to fit inside the frame. Hope this helps! Thanks again Kerri for this beautiful project!

Kerri - November 19, 2013 - 7:22 am

Oh yeah…Patty….’flocked heat transfer’ is different. It’s for putting on fabric, not glass. :) You iron it on. Vinyl has the sticky on it and would adhere to glass. Silhouette doesn’t make the flocked (fuzzy) vinyl anymore, which is a huge bummer.

And thanks for explaining the transparency. :)

Nancy - November 19, 2013 - 8:04 am

Thanks for describing the transparency. I knew it had to be something simple! You are the BOMB!!!

Tami - November 19, 2013 - 12:52 pm

Ok, I may have missed it, but the frame shown & linked is a 4×6 frame, but in the directions you stated 8.25″ w x 10.25″. The price that you quoted is also the price of the frame you linked (4×6). I don’t live near a HL so I’d either be ordering it online or having a friend pick it up, so I’d like to make sure I know what I’m talking about! (ha!)

I do see that you mentioned to trim the pp to 7×9???

I’m sorry, but I love this project so very, very much but just need the specifics so I can get the supplies. : )

Thank you!

Kerri - November 19, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Hey Tami! So the opening in the middle of all that matting is for a 4×6 photo. You take all of it out and it fits a 7×9 piece of paper. The frame itself is 8.25″ x 10.25″.

Hope that helps. :)

Tami - November 19, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Kerri, Thank you! That makes perfect sense – thank you for the explanation!!!! There are several of us you LOVE this & wanted to know for sure!

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Brin - November 20, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Do you sell these? Etsy? I love this!!!

Amanda - November 21, 2013 - 11:23 pm

Can’t wait to try this! I think it would also be cute if you use a darker design background, use the vinyls as a stencil, spray frost the glass, then remove the stencil and still add the touch of the bells!

Annie - November 22, 2013 - 3:58 pm

I absolutely love this and am going to make it tonite to give to my grandma for her 91st birthday! Btw have you ever read the print on the snowflakes, the up close pic has the words cholera and disease in the text??? Funny

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Bernadette - December 3, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Well I tried two times to purchase the “Jingle all the Way” and crickets….nothing happens….i certainly hope that my paypal wont be charged double, if not even once, since I haven’t received my purchase…I am in the middle of making your wonderful shadow box and now stuck….please advise….

Kerri - December 3, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Hey Bernadette!
I can see that both were pending on my end, but I see nothing going on in PayPal.
I cancelled the duplicate order for now.
I’m not sure if there’s something going on with your account with PayPal or why there is a delay.
One alternative is to try a different browser and see what results you get with that.
I will cancel or refund whatever comes up duplicate.
Keep me posted. :)

Kileigh D'Alessio - December 9, 2013 - 8:17 am

I LOVE this but cannot find the paper! Did anyone find similar paper they like or does anyone have the big pack and are you willing to sell me 5 sheets of it??

Bev - December 14, 2013 - 11:51 am

This is soooooooooo cute. I would need to make at least three, (one for myself LOL) and I don’t have the time. Maybe AFTER Christmas, which would give me a great start on next year. Thank you. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

Libby - May 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Is the “Jingle All the Way” vinyl available for purchase from anyone? I love everything about it but do not have a Cricut or any other vinyl system.

Mandy DeMarco Fehlis - July 23, 2014 - 7:21 pm

I love this font!!!! Is there a way to get the entire font? I would love to use it for different cards and such. So cute!!!

Kerri - July 23, 2014 - 8:31 pm

Hey Mandy!
Because of what I do, I buy the fonts and they generally range between $70-$100. Usually when I tell people that they say, ‘Oh, no thank you.’ :)

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friday freebie | god’s love never changes

I have a very special Friday Freebie for you all today. I don’t ever try to be too ‘church-ee’ here, but there are some times that I think the message is special and can apply to all faiths.

If you remember I talked about the new calling I have in church, which is being on a committee to do activities for the women each month. The group of women in our church is known as Relief Society.

A few short weeks ago the president of our church, Thomas S. Monson, spoke to the Relief Society–women all over the world–to enlighten and teach us. Of course he always says profound things. :) His talk was on how we never walk alone. That as we face challenges, we are not ever truly alone. He said, ‘We were not placed on this earth to walk alone. What an amazing source of power, of strength, and of comfort is available to each of us.’

He then goes on to say, ‘My dear sisters, your Heavenly Father loves you—each of you. That love never changes. It is not influenced by your appearance, by your possessions, or by the amount of money you have in your bank account. It is not changed by your talents and abilities. It is simply there. It is there for you when you are sad or happy, discouraged or hopeful. God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.’

I thought that was an incredible message to share. And being on the committee and us making crafts for the women to do, we summarized that message and I fontified (yeah, it’s a word) it and put it on this adorable photo of Thomas S. Monson, which I did not take. It was taken by Brian Tibbetts. (Research indicated that the photo rights have been released and is okay to use.)

It’s a awesome photo! I love the candid shots like this!

We are putting this on a painted and sanded black block and will then mod-podge it to do as a craft in a few weeks. So for those of you looking for an easy craft to do? Here’s the first part of today’s Friday Freebie.

To  download all four versions, click HERE.

It comes in two sizes and two color variations for whatever your needs may be.

Now, I realize that non-LDS people may like the message, but more than likely wouldn’t want a picture of the president of another faith in their home. :) So I made this word version that you can put on a scrapbook page or in your Project Life album.

It comes in these four colors with and without the name,
depending on if you like to see who quoted it or not.

To download this forever free image, click HERE.

But wait, there’s more! :)

I thought it would also be cool to include the version of the text to overlay onto a photo. So there is a black text and a white text version without any back, so you could make something like this:


Sweet, isn’t it? :) Those versions are in with the cards.

I just really loved this sentiment. It couldn’t be said any better, really.

Have a wonderful weekend!


If you would like to read the entire message from Thomas S. Monson, you can find it HERE.


Lara Read - October 18, 2013 - 9:33 am

This is so awesome Kerri thank you!!! I’d love to see you do something crafty with next years YM YW theme. “Come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness” (Moroni 10:32).

Kerri - October 18, 2013 - 9:39 am

Challenge accepted. :)

{dawn} - October 18, 2013 - 9:39 am

Thanks, Kerri! Love this! Especially love your showing us how you put it on a photo of your beautiful Kassi-girl!

Nancy Barnes - October 18, 2013 - 10:49 am

Kerri!!!!!! I totally love this! This is my absolute favorite picture of President Monson. I have been wanting to do something with it for a while. Please share photos of the finished project. I would love to see it. Thank you so much! I can hardly wait to use this quote. It may just become Christmas gifts for my co-workers.

Teryl - October 18, 2013 - 11:04 am

These have to be my most favorite of all your “Freebies” ever!
Wonderfully done.
I can’t wait to make copies at Wal-Mart to give to the ladies I visit every month.
Thank you so very much!

Michele - October 18, 2013 - 11:42 am


This is just want I needed today … it’s what I’ve needed all week! I’ve been going through a lot of stress these last few months, some good and some not so good …. they’re all trials that I live through in my life.

Thank you again, I will be having this in my home as a constant reminder.

Barbara Johnson - October 18, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Thank you so much for the freebie. I will use this quote often!

Elaine Bowman - October 18, 2013 - 12:27 pm

Love this Kerri! Thanks for the freebie!

Janet Meyerhoffer - October 18, 2013 - 6:15 pm

You are simply the best!

Sue FitzGerald - October 18, 2013 - 6:31 pm

What a lovely kind looking face your church leader has and what beautiful words he speaks.

Kathy Salazar - October 18, 2013 - 8:29 pm

Thanks Kerri- Love it!

Michele - October 18, 2013 - 10:08 pm

Hi Kerri-

I tried downloading the 2nd option with all of the colors but for some reason it’s not incorporated in the download and there’s only a black with no back or a white with no back. :( Could you let me know if maybe I missed something?


Jo - October 18, 2013 - 11:37 pm

Thank you for this beautiful file. It is a powerful message and I love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend Kerri!


Susan P - October 19, 2013 - 8:59 am

Thanks so much for this freebie Kerri! What a wonderful (and true) quote!

Sharon - October 19, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Thank you. There are so many times that I need just these words. And so many people with whom it will be wonderful to share — a RS pass along card — sort of.

Sharee - October 19, 2013 - 5:47 pm

You are so talented! Thanks for sharing!

stacie - October 20, 2013 - 2:59 pm

heehee, this is so wonderful and when i looked at the picture before scrolling down I thought, what a nice looking old man. sorta reminded me of Billy Graham! thanks so much for sharing…both versions! :)

Did You Know: Zoom+Move

Hey y’all! Just popping in with a quick video tutorial on how Zoom can affect the outcome of using Move, whether it be with just an Arrow key or a Shift-Arrow key.


Annabelle Bulat - October 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Thanks, Kerri! I did know this but I thought I learned it from you in one of your SIL classes!! Wait, now I’m thinking that it was something about zooming in & sizes being different. Well, anyway…

Kerri - October 15, 2013 - 12:06 pm

Yeah, I seem to remember saying it once in a class.
But you know how you just forget about it for a while? :)
I thought it would be good, since I just remembered again, to share it with everyone.

Fran - October 15, 2013 - 12:40 pm

I didn’t know this. Thanks for your little did you know. I really appreciate it. I’m just trying to learn my Silhoutte.

Trish - October 16, 2013 - 3:29 am

I didn’t KNOW! Thanks Kerri for sharing that info. Your bits of wisdom really impact my use and enjoyment of my Silhouette.

Lynette - October 16, 2013 - 10:12 am

I didn’t know until I started taking you oh the places you’ll go class. Thanks for all the tidbits of info, here on the blog and in your classes. Wow! It’s amazing how knowledge is power…especially in software!

Alison - October 17, 2013 - 1:06 am

Thank you for all your tips, Kerri. I have recently invested in a Silhouette Cameo and really appreciate your tips. I’ve purchased my first class and I’m slowly working through it. You have a very easy to follow style.

Teryl - October 17, 2013 - 3:03 pm

When I view this page there is no video to click on–just a lot of white space.
Do you have any idea why it isn’t showing up?
Thanks in advance.

Kerri - October 17, 2013 - 3:08 pm

Hmm…not sure. It’s just a You Tube video and it works for me. Maybe try using a different browser and see if that makes a difference?


Can you believe it?? We are pretty much midway through October!

Right here.

Right now.

Basically only two weeks left in the month!
I’m kind of freaking out a little about that, I’m not gonna lie!

It’s kind of scary.

And you know what else that means?

Three weeks from today,
the next Silhouette class–Hello There–starts!


It’s coming fast!

But first, to get  you into that Halloween mood,
let’s check out a little bit of fabulousness from our darling Layle!

 [ Shapes | This+That: Halloween (bat and spiderweb) ]

I absolutely adore this!

I love the thought of taking pictures of your decorations. Not only for posterity, but to remember how the heck you arranged it the year before! (ha ha)

Here’s what Layle has to say:

I LOVE Halloween!  But it’s not for the same reason that most people love it.  Nope, not for the candy.  I love it for the decorations!  I decorate the entire main floor of our house; it usually takes me a full day to put all of the decorations out.

I don’t scrap events/occasions/holidays.  I can’t.  Every time I try, I freeze up.  But when I saw the ”This + That: Halloween [Just Shapes]” – it was so fun, I figured I needed to find a way!  So, rather than scrapping Halloween night or the kids in costumes, I focused on the decorations.

I’m a single photo scrapper, almost exclusively.  As I was putting this layout together, the spider web reminded me of the shelf in our hallway in the horizontal photo.  That got me thinking that I could add multiple photos above the spider web, almost like a shelf.  To make the spider web more dimensional, I added a few of the insides of the web after they were cut out with pop dots.

I am a NOVICE when it comes to Photoshop.  Literally.  Earlier today I figured out how to adjust the white balance in a photo in Photoshop.  The ‘eat drink be scary’ photo on this layout was the 2nd time I played with it.  I have no idea what in the world I did to make the right hand side of the photo orange, but when I printed it out, it reminded me of a piece of candy corn, so I went with it! :)
Ruth G - October 14, 2013 - 3:24 pm

I love this! The idea that the web is a shelf is awesome and the pictures are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

Tanya - October 15, 2013 - 8:17 pm

I love you layout. It has inspired me to decorate a little more than I have. Thanks for the inspiration.

family banner

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

Today I have a ‘weekend only’ freebie for y’all!
It’s perfect for the holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas…even into Valentine’s Day.

To download this for free through Sunday,
click HERE.

After Sunday, it goes into the store,
so you may want to share this post with all your friends
so they can take advantage of it too. :)

Here’s what it looks like all put together.
Please excuse the bad photo. It has been really dark and gloomy.
When the sun decides to appear, I’ll reshoot it.

You can also take the text from the Home card and do this:

Lots of fun things you can do with all the printables, add the barcode to a photo,
put the playing card on a  journaling card for a date…
not to mention the fun that you can have with the banner itself.

Now I wanna go play with it… ;)

Vanessa Miles - October 11, 2013 - 8:44 am

Thank you. I really enjoy your work and the option ideas.

Michele - October 11, 2013 - 8:50 am

thank you for the freebie.. love it..

Rhadonda - October 11, 2013 - 8:56 am

Thanks so much, very cool!

lynne - October 11, 2013 - 8:57 am

Thank you! Love your stuff and this freebie is so awesome!

Heather - October 11, 2013 - 9:00 am

Thanks so much! i’m going to enjoy using this set. Happy Thanksgiving (from Canada)

Susan Kopp - October 11, 2013 - 9:09 am

Thanks Kerri, love this and it is just the perfect addition to my family wall!!!

Lee - October 11, 2013 - 9:29 am

Many thanks. What a great freebie!

Nola Grotegut - October 11, 2013 - 9:54 am

Thank You so much for the freebie. I appreciate you sharing with us.

Sue Alg - October 11, 2013 - 11:27 am

Thanks for sharing this file. I’ve wanted to create a banner for the Fall and like this idea. I can use right until I put up a Christmas banner.

Terri J Marchbanks - October 11, 2013 - 11:34 am

Thank You Miss. Kerri Love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xoxoxo

Sue A - October 11, 2013 - 11:51 am

Thanks so much for the Freebie! Love your designs!

Angie Coleman - October 11, 2013 - 12:58 pm

Thank you so much, Kerri! I can’t wait to make this for the holidays!

Dawn N - October 11, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Thanks Kerri – this is very generous & will look great in my dining room :)

Karen - October 11, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Thank you so much! Looking forward to making this my family.

Pam S - October 11, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Thank you, love it.

Trish - October 11, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Thank you so much Kerri! What a wonderful freebie- so many ways to use it! You are the best…

Linda G - October 11, 2013 - 2:08 pm

thanks Kerri for the nice freebie, this is so much and nice to use for tags etc. so nice you do this for your following!

Rebecca - October 11, 2013 - 2:13 pm

You are so generous! Thank you SO much, Kerri! I love it! And my family will love that I don’t have to steal a Rook card from our deck! ;)

Sally - October 11, 2013 - 2:18 pm

This is fabulous! Thanks a million!

Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - October 11, 2013 - 2:27 pm

Thanks Kerri! You are always so generous and I am very thankful for your sharing ways! :)

Sue FitzGerald - October 11, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Thank you so much Kerri, love this.

Debbie S - October 11, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Kerri! Awesome freebie! So kind of you to share like this! :)

melinda - October 11, 2013 - 8:09 pm

This is awesome! Love how versatile it is! Thanks!

Judy Stiles - October 11, 2013 - 8:57 pm

Thanks so much for the freebie … so cute! Can’t wait to make one!

Charlene - October 11, 2013 - 11:02 pm

Thanks so much–love the freebie:)!

Suzzi - October 12, 2013 - 4:26 am

This is so adorable. Thanks for sharing your talents and this download.

MichelleB - October 12, 2013 - 5:06 am

Love this! Thank you!

Vicki Parker - October 12, 2013 - 12:45 pm

Thank you very much. :)

Tammy Davis - October 12, 2013 - 1:43 pm

Kerri, I love this! You are SO sweet! Thank you!

evelyn williams - October 12, 2013 - 7:58 pm

Thank you for this lovely banner.