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A look into The History Project

I’ve gotten a few requests here and there to expound on what kinds of things are going on within the class.

What are the prompts? What are you doing? 

Obviously I can’t share all the information going on within the class, but if you follow me on Facebook, you do see that I give hints as to what we are doing. So if you don’t follow me on Facebook, here’s a little visual sampling on what we’ve been doing or getting in the class.


Each week I pick a subject to dive into for those memories during our early years (0-20). You can tell what some of these subjects are by the pictures. I also ask questions or provide ideas or fun ways to journal as well as share tips on how to get those memories going in your head.  And let us not forget the PDFs and all the free shapes for each week’s subject too! (as seen above)

But in addition to all that is the Facebook group made specifically for class members to write and share their ideas and memories or approaches to this project. I’m loving that because my way is not the only way (don’t tell my kids that ;) ). And I love hearing other people’s memories of certain subjects.

You don’t have to be a scrapbooker to do this. It’s all about journaling…with a little ‘foo foo’ mixed in (if you want to use it).

Here’s what a couple students have said:

“Loving what we are doing so far. I thought I did not have many childhood memories and can’t believe the memory flashes I have been having over the past day.”

……and……

“I am not a scrapbooker…..I have a very dear friend that introduced me to your website for the history project. I have talked to the whole family and we are so excited about doing the project together. Mom=86……….Me=63……….Both children=44 and 39………grandson=21 and will encourage the new grandson=6mo. I am just excited to have all those “hints” to jolt my memory. Thank you for the excitement going on in my head and my heart.”

Wow!

And there is one group of people that are working on this project together like a book group, which I think is a fabulous idea!

I believe it’s the working together and sharing of those memories that helps inspire us to remember even more moments. And how fun is it to get to do it with your family?! My whole family is doing it too. I haven’t read their memories (yet), but they are reading or hearing about mine….which is the whole reason why I’m doing this. Leaving something of me behind for them.

I’m very excited about that.

If you’ve been wanting a glimpse at what’s going on in there ;), I thought perhaps I’d share a ‘page’ from The History Project PDF.

 

Perhaps this will help you to decide if this project is for you. And remember, you don’t have to have started at the first of the year to do this class. You can pick up and run with it at any time. All the information is saved in the class structure so you can pick and choose from the subjects you haven’t done yet. There is no ‘behind’ in this class.

My motto is, ‘Don’t think. Just do.’

The time is now. Write your story now.

[...] out the class and her intro video HERE. And HERE is a follow-up blog post that explains a little more since the class [...]

Pat Lanter - January 30, 2013 - 7:12 am

What a great idea for a class! As I’m doing scrapbooks for my sons and grandsons, I’ve been thinking about doing something to document my own life. This would be the perfect inspiration.

Susan - January 30, 2013 - 2:31 pm

LOVED your video – you are adorable – I love how simple you are trying to keep it – the most important thing is just to get those stories DOWN on PAPER for future generations!!! I hope to take the course!! :D

Lisa McLean - January 31, 2013 - 7:55 am

Fellow Memory Keepers,

If you are at all thinking about taking this class, stop thinking, and just do it! Kerri has found a way to truly inspire me to get my own stories on paper. I have always been a keeper of memories, hoarding memorabilia from various events, trips, etc. However I have never been a fan of the journalling part. At most, I would jot down a few ideas and forget where I even wrote down the information. A few years ago I began scrapbooking, however I know if I go back and look at my many layouts, very few of them will have detailed journalling included on them, because I just don’t enjoy reflecting. I saw the posting for this class originally and thought, sounds fun, but I will never enjoy it. However after seeing the posting a few additional times (I may or may not be a bit of a Bradford Studio’s blog stalker), I got to thinking – I really DO want to record those memories from my childhood – and having prompts would probably be pretty helpful!

I hate that I have already lost grandparents, and never took the time to get their points-of-view on various events. I have already missed out on adding their voice to my memories. I don’t want to have the same thing happen to my children, or my children’s children (I should add that my son is 8 months old so this may sound a bit dramatic…haha).

So I signed up. And somehow, Kerri has made this manageable. She has made this FUN. And she has kept this simple, which is exactly what I need. She has found a way to prompt my thinking, and get my gears going to bring back old memories that I may never have thought to record! I feel no pressure to keep up each week – however I have my journal ready, and an additional pad of paper around to jot down ideas for whatever topic I am currently on so that when I have time to sit down and properly journal, I have my ideas ready to go!

I truly think that if you enjoy memory keeping, you will enjoy this class. And seriously, for the content we have received so far, the price is a complete bargain! I hope you join me on this amazing journal of self-reflection and personal memory keeping!

Have a great day!
Lisa

[…] For more information on The History Project, click HERE and HERE. […]

new kits + cha recap

Okay boys and girls . . . today’s a big day! If you haven’t noticed, I got a couple new kits up! The fist is a set of new storyboard photo templates and I also used them to create my photo collages below. This kit is made to work with all square photos—Instagram Style. Not that you have to use them with an Instagram photo (mine aren’t), but you surely can!

Check out all the different templates here!


As per usual, each template has its own frame–straight or rounded corner–to overlay the set of photos if you’d like. And just to remind you, if you want a thicker line? Just add a stroke to the frame and voila! It’s a thicker frame!

And because I’m feeling saucy . . . the storyboard kit is on sale through Sunday night for 20% off!

So if’n ya wanna save a couple bucks, best be gettin’ ‘em now!


And the next individual kit would be a-comin’ at the request of Miss Nichol. She has something in mind for these babies and I can’t wait to see what it is!


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So a couple weeks ago I went to sunny California for CHA. A cold California, but still 40 degrees warmer than where I left. It was single digit temps here in Utah and in the 40s in California. Felt wonderful! This was the view right by the hotel (left). I think that street by Disneyland (right) is my favorite street in California. It’s just so pretty with all those palm trees lining the street!

Got to run around with my dear friend Lisa Bearnson, which was totally fun! We stayed up ‘way past my bedtime’ according to Lisa (she knows I’m not a night owl). Like 1:30 in the morning. Chatting away like girls at a slumber party. It was so much fun getting to really visit with her again. The occasional lunch just doesn’t cut it. ;) And when we used to travel together often, we could conversate more. So it was fun doing that again.

I ran into so many friends there! Heck, I don’t pay to go see the product…I pay to see all my friends that I never get to see! Here’s a peek at a few of the friends I got photos with.

 

I added two actions over the top of that:
Heartland from The Pioneer Woman and Acid Wash from Totally Rad Actions.


Dang…I don’t know what I was thinking when I missed taking one with Elizabeth Kartchner and Heidi Swapp. And dear Miss Shari…she was busy and I was going to go back the next day and get a pic with that cute thing and totally got busy with other things. Next time Shari darling!

All these girls are just amazing. Truly. I’ve known them for years–and some a few years longer than the others. Kristina (from TwoPeas) and I were winners of the very first CK Hall of Fame contest and on the Provo Craft design team. We even had a scrapbook getaway…with Stacy Julian too, before Simple Scrapbooks was really ever anything. Kristina was the first friend I ran into at CHA and it was so fun to see her again. And of course that Ali girl…haven’t seen her in forever. And Teresa…we are Cafe Rio lunch buddies….and it’s been a while. ;) And don’t get me goin’ on Becky and Lisa. And Lori is such a fabulous designer. Worked with her in my CK days. I don’t know how she does all that she does!

I’ve really been lucky to be in this industry for so many years. I’ve made many friends and had many wonderful opportunities. I’m very grateful for all of that. Truly.


And then, of course, I got to see this IRL.
Hey, I can use current TLA (three letter acronym) jargon too. ;)


I tell ya, Becky’s booth was hoppin’ the whole time! Definitely a buzz going on there. Hmmm….wonder why?

Chatted with those American Craft boys and all the fun people that work with that fabulous company–Becky, Maggie, Elizabeth…Studio Calico… Is it any wonder why people want to be associated with AC? They are–and have always been–my very favorite company to work with. Love those guys (and cardstock, of course).

Oh, and little Miss Maggie had these fabulous photo overlays to vintagefy (yeah, it’s a word) your photos. Attach it with some washi tape? Soooo cool! And oh my, I tried to find a photo on AC or Crate Paper (who she’s doing it through–and CP is under the AC umbrella), and even on Maggie’s site, but couldn’t find it. I’m sure you’ll see something soon.

Stopped by the Silhouette booth. Saw that they have new chipboard that you can work with now. That’s awesome for all you chipboard lovers! If you haven’t seen their announcement on their blog, you can check it out HERE.

My Mind’s Eye are another one of my favorite companies. They always have such wonderful scrapbooking goodness. Yum. That’s all I have to say!

Stopped by the Lifestyle Crafts booth and chatted with sweet Michelle Rasmussen…who was my first boss when I started with QuicKutz…but I’d known her prior to that for all the QVC stuff. This girl is a total sweetheart and I miss working with her. She’s so creative and she’s doing an amazing job with her vision for that company. The Letterpress is fabulous!

The trip was quick, but oh so much fun to go again. It’s been about three years since my last trade show. I’d love to go to Chicago…it’s my kind of town. ;) Seriously though, love Chicago.

 

twentyTHIRTEEN . . . it’s here!

I’m so excited to finally get this kit to y’all.
I can’t  believe we are three weeks into the new year already!
It’s been a busy one for me so far. Hope it mellows just a little bit.

pfffffff . . . who am I kidding . . . really. ;)

So, without further ado, here is the new twentyTHIRTEEN kit!

 



The fun part of this kit is not only the mixing and matching within the kit itself, but I also made it to coordinate with the Life Additions: Weeklies #2 kit! I felt like it was time to update the ‘twenty____’ series. Originally I’d made them so that they could all work together . . . and they still can. But I wanted to focus more on making it coordinate with the Weeklies #2 kit. You’ll see some similarities, but I opted for updating some of the fonts and still kept a couple of the ‘regulars.’

Here’s some more examples of mixing it up within the kit itself:

And of course this would work perfectly with the Life Additions: Weeklies #2 kit too!
Fabulous addition to your Project Life!

 

Tania - January 23, 2013 - 1:01 pm

LOVE THIS! I don’t do PL, but I still love this!

Cindy - January 23, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Love it and will be picking this up come payday!!

Little Nat - January 24, 2013 - 8:17 am

Yay! I’ve been waiting for this so I can do my PL title page! Tks Kerri!

BTW – LOVING the History Project!!

routine: coming to life…in more ways than one.

There is nothing more exciting to me to see these two-dimensional pieces of art I make come to life in wonderful ways. And Laura’s page is definitely one of these wonderful ways! It’s just eye candy!

 

[ ShapesinFORMS (Report Card, Score Sheet, Library Card) / Need Directions (quirky arrow) / Say What: 1 ("relax") / Say What: 3 ("Today" arrow, "Insane" title) / Life Additions: 2 ("routine") / Life Additions Weeklies: 2 (days of the week) / A Beautiful World ("green grass") ]

 

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I feel like I am the last person in the scrapbooking world that is NOT doing Project Life. At least, not yet. However, I have a large stash of the divided page protectors and never think to use them. I decided to challenge myself to use one when sitting down to work on my project for Kerri this month. My 16 year old, Alyssa, has been extremely busy these last few weeks with all of her school activities, soccer (two teams), band rehearsals and concerts, and normal, everyday life stuff. I thought I would create a page documenting one of her busy weeks and got busy digging through Kerri’s kits to find a variety of shapes to use. I started with the days of the week … an obvious choice, right? I choose a few arrows, along with a few different words/phrases that caught my eye (“routine” for that everyday stuff, “relax” for that one day she had a few minutes of downtime, “green grass” for soccer). When I saw the “2 Words. In. Sane.” shape, I knew it was perfect for my title, since her week’s schedule was truly insane. I used a few of Alyssa’s photos from her iPod. Since the quality wasn’t that great, I printed them on the cards from the inFORMS kit. Since the photos printed BEHIND the forms, it helped hide the fact that the photos weren’t crystal clear or in focus.



Even if you’re not doing Project Life, I think this is fabulous way to document a week of life! Or anything, for that matter. And I love how she printed designs from inFORMS over the top of the photos! Such a cool effect! And if you don’t want to print over it, try printing it onto a transparency and slide it over your pocket items.

I so need to make a page like this!

Thanks Laura! Love it!

Susan Kopp - January 22, 2013 - 12:46 pm

LOL!!! You are not alone in thinking you are late to the PL bandwagon….this is my first year. I love how you used these cuts for your pages and was wanting to see someone do this before I tried it. Great ideas and I will be definitely incorporating these in mine. Thanks for sharing!!

Rhadonda - January 22, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Love it all!!! So creative.

Candy - January 22, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Love it–great job Laura. Kerri I’m in withdrawal for some new PL goodies. This is my first year doing it and I have all your stuff.

Cindy - January 23, 2013 - 1:33 am

Awesome! I love this!

Katie Jones - January 23, 2013 - 6:21 am

What a fabulous way to use all of these cuts! They really capture the craziness of her week, and this will be a wonderful layout to look back on in the years to come!

Little Nat - January 24, 2013 - 8:18 am

So cool! Love how you’ve used the report cards – I’d never thought of that…

love is in the air

Valentine’s Day.

Less than a month away.

Can you believe it? I’m just looking forward to some warmer temperatures. This constant below freezing–and below zero–is for the birds. Oh wait…those birds get to fly south…what am I talking about? Lucky ‘ducks.’

Some of you may be thinking about creating some new lovey-dovey works of art to help set the mood in your home. And if you’re like me, you’re gonna wanna make exactly these fabulous framed pieces of love like Nichol made.

Here’s what she has to say:
I’ve been working on adding some new additions to the Valentine decor of our home. I replaced the glass/photos in these distressed wood frames with photo-sized inserts for the holiday. One of the best ways to get multiples in the colors you need for a project (like the first frame shown here) is to use your die cut machine. I was able to use up paper scraps from other projects to cut the hearts and cut all the tags from one sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock. The tags were customized by incorporating the shape from the “XOXO” kit with the tag hole from another kit. You could also just create a circle shape in the Silhouette software instead. I just had both files open, figuring out what tag shape I wanted to use so I created mine this way! ;)






[ Shapes | XOXO (tag+heart) / December Additions: The Extras (tag hole)



 And here's what she's a-sayin' about this one:  

I cut a heart shape and attached all the die cut flowers to the heart with tiny, tiny brads. I layered the stamped & embossed banner across the heart with foam adhesive and trimmed off the excess before placing it inside the frame.



[ Shapes | XOXO (heart) / This+That: Family (flower) / This+That: Freedom (banner)



And this one:

I really wanted to incorporate a Hero Arts clock stamp in my stash into a Valentine's frame. I was perusing my KBS shapes and came across the clock hands file and it dawned on me how cute the stamped shape would look with the die cut hands layered on top! I love that you can recreate this same idea with any clock stamp you may have by simply changing the size of your clock hands to fit! So fun! The eiffel tower and heart die cuts tie the design together. I needed a banner to stamp the definition on so I just grabbed one of the KBS shapes from a recent file and resized it to accommodate the stamp design.


 [ Shapes | This+That: Love (eiffel tower) / This+That: Halloween (clock hands) / XOXO (hearts) / Letters to Santa (banner) ]



sooooo love.
that about says it all.

thank you miss nichol.

Rhadonda - January 18, 2013 - 11:01 am

Wow, totally gorgeous. How does she find time to do all of this?

Cindy - January 18, 2013 - 7:11 pm

Wow………..that Ms. Nichol is something else! I wish I had an nth of her talent. (I kept missing that capcha and had to do this 3 times – HA!)

Tammy - January 18, 2013 - 8:23 pm

Such a cute project. I really liked all three but my favorite was the first with all the tags and hearts. Good job. TFS

i love this smile

We have a special treat coming from Miss Naomi today!
Absolutely gorgeous!



[ Shapes | More Background Basics (diamond background) / Say What #2 (title) ]


I love the way Naomi did that diamond background! Sometimes a ‘harlequin’ design can be a really strong-looking element, but not on this page. Uh uh. It’s so soft and subtle. Mmmmm . . .  love it!

Kim Thomas - January 10, 2013 - 11:50 am

It’s just stunning! ♥

new project life: cinnamon edition

Just a few short (short) months ago, our darling Miss Becky Higgins asked if I would like to participate in creating another edition of her amazing Project Life system. Having had so much fun designing the Turquoise edition, of course I had to say yes!

The minute she asked–and before I knew for sure I was going to do one, mind you–my brain started spinning with ideas and color schemes and all that gloriousness. I was on overload! I just had this urge to do something that wasn’t the necessarily the current trend. I wanted to do something that I knew would be usable regardless of girl or boy. Something that was very graphic with words and such . . . ’cause we all know how I like to do that. :) And when Becky said, ‘Okay, go for it. Cinnamon is yours,’ I was ecstatic! Her vision for the kit was right along with all those ideas in my head.

It was meant to be.

It’s tough keeping a secret like this when you just get so darned excited about it! And then, you start seeing all the other artists’ fabulous renditions and you just about burst at the seams!

If you haven’t been to Becky’s blog to see the full announcement, you should do that HERE. She is sharing the catalog PDF and all I can say is oh my freakin’ heck! How do they expect people to choose???

Fabulous. Just fabulous.

It was wonderful to be amongst all these amazing designers!

Kimberly Church – Wedding Mini Kit
Nisa Fiin - Rain Edition
Tiffani Smith – Kraft Edition
Kerri Bradford – Cinnamon Edition
    (hey, that’s me!)
Lili Niclass – Jade Edition + Seasons Mini Kit + Baby Mini Kits
Lori Whitlock – Honey Edition + Childhood Mini Kit
Liz Tamanaha – Midnight Edition
American Crafts in-house graphic designers – Blush Edition + Holidays Mini Kit

 

So you know, I’ve just been dying to show you this kit for some time now.
You got to see a little sneak of it in the catalog, but here’s an even bigger look at it!



 
Okay, whew. It’s grand to get that ‘secret’ off my chest now.
I’m gonna go see this in person on Sunday at CHA.
Kind-a excited about that. :)
Kristie M - January 7, 2013 - 4:17 pm

This is definitely the kit I will be using for Project Life 2014. It is beautiful! I absolutely love all the brown, grey and blue colors. Wow! Thank you!

Ann C. - January 7, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Oh wow… beautiful Kerri! Very chic and right up my alley. I think when the digi editions of the kits come out, I’ll be using a few of them this year (why pick just one? Wheeeee!). But for now, I’m starting with Cherry since I already bought the paper version. And I wish us “regular” people could go to CHA. How fun would that be….

Rosemary E. - January 7, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Once again Kerri, you blow my mind! LOVE your design. How do you get in my head and know what I want when I don’t even know what I want yet. :)

Cindy - January 7, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to purchase this one! I like some of the others too, but not as much as this one. AWESOME job!!

Briana - January 7, 2013 - 6:27 pm

This would be fantastic for the heritage version of PL I was planning!

Sandy - January 7, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Absolutely my favorite of all the new lines. So beautiful!! Will definitely get this one. So beautiful!!

Chris R - January 7, 2013 - 6:32 pm

I love this version!! It will be the one I order for 2014!! You did an awesome job designing it!!

Heather - January 7, 2013 - 6:36 pm

I agree, I didn’t even know how much I wanted this (the colors, the designs…) until I saw it. It’s so perfect!!

Jackie - January 7, 2013 - 6:38 pm

This was my absolute favourite, it’s so classy and gorgeous. Cant wait to get his one

ashley - January 7, 2013 - 6:43 pm

This is gorgeous!! Great work Kerri.

Terri Torrez - January 7, 2013 - 6:51 pm

This is just gorgeous. Is the album black? I’m still trying to decide on an album and I just love this design.

Megan B - January 7, 2013 - 6:58 pm

I LOVE this!! The gold, grey, brown and navy combo is making my heart pitter patter. :)

Colleen H - January 7, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Gorgeous! Love the richness of it!

Rhadonda - January 7, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Congrats on being a designer for PL again. Of course the products are A.MAZ.ING!!! I can’t imagine how that must feel. I am doing mostly digital so going to wait until they go digital. Have fun at CHA.

Melanie A. - January 7, 2013 - 7:59 pm

I should have known after loving Turquoise that this was also your doing! I absolutely love this! love love love the colors and the images and the words! 2014 here we come! okay that was really funny considering we just started 2013 LOL. Have fun at CHA!

Trell - January 7, 2013 - 8:01 pm

You really hit a homerun with this one Ms. Bradford. Makes a guy like me get really excited about scrapping!

Donna Cartagena - January 7, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Beautiful colors .. love the journal cards .. and the album cover is gorgeous ! Love this edition!!

Janet Meyerhoffer - January 7, 2013 - 8:47 pm

Wonderful……so beautiful!

Dolly - January 7, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Oh.My.Heck…I want to wear this!!! If I sewed the pieces together and wear them so the whole world can see how beautiful they are! Big CONGRATS Kerri, way to go!

Denise - January 7, 2013 - 10:23 pm

By far, this is my favorite of ALL the PL kits ever done! This one is fabulous! Well done, you!!

Jennifer - January 7, 2013 - 10:24 pm

This is going to be the kit I use for my 16 year old sons album. Very excited to see the deep colors. My project life albums are birthday to birthday so a spring release will work perfect!

Pheeebzzz - January 7, 2013 - 11:15 pm

I absolutely looooove cinnamon ! I love all the new kits but cinnamon (and rain) is in my top 2, that’s or sure. I love the colors, the patterns, pretty much everything and I can’t wait to get the chance to scrap with it, it will be perfect for my older teen boy, just his kind of colors but it’ll be great for our family album too. What a an amazig designing job !!

Cindy Sowell - January 7, 2013 - 11:56 pm

Kerri I LOOOOOVE your Cinnamon Project Life kit!!! It’s gorgeous, and I can hardly stand the wait until it’s available!! Lol!

Gypsy Chaos - January 8, 2013 - 1:49 am

I somehow missed that you designed the turquoise edition – which I’m using this year. I LOVE the cinnamon edition. Great job.

MichelleGB - January 8, 2013 - 3:28 am

Congratulations! Love, love, love this new kit!

Sue Alg - January 8, 2013 - 6:21 am

Love the cinnamon edition. I’ve been using Clementine and Torquise, but recently picked up digital journal cards in all the sets. Can’t wait until Cinnamon goes digital because I love the colors.

ana roat - January 8, 2013 - 6:54 am

Of all the choices, this is my total favorite. It is absoutely BEAUTIFUL! I’m glad I haven’t started my 2013 album yet. The colors are so rich and full of life. I like to foofoo my pages up a bit but I must admit Kerri, with this edition I wouldn’t need to do a thing.

So lovely..!

christi - January 8, 2013 - 6:56 am

I just love the Cinnamon kit! It’s classic and timeless. You’ve got me considering trying PL this year, now, Kerri!!

Tammy D - January 8, 2013 - 11:08 am

Fabulous, Kerri! I love the dark blue and grey + the neutrals. The designs are great. Can’t wait to see it in person! :)

janis m - January 8, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Hi Kerri!

Cinnamon is awesome, you did a fantastic job. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

:-)

heidig - January 8, 2013 - 2:48 pm

Cinnamon is mine for 2014 – love, love, love it!

Marilyn T - January 8, 2013 - 7:31 pm

Love, love, LOVE the colors…too bad I’m not into PL. Maybe one day you’ll make traditional scrapping goodies with that palette! Congrats on a job well done!

Ann - January 9, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I love this kit, my favorite so far. Are the 4×6 title cards double sided too for vertical use

Karen S. - January 10, 2013 - 12:29 pm

I love your cinnamon set!! Just beautiful! Your designs are so classy – can’t wait to use them!

Graphic Design Bradford - January 11, 2013 - 1:33 am

The designs and colours look so beautiful. They all look fabulous and all time favourite.

Natalie - January 11, 2013 - 5:43 am

Oh my! This has got my name written all over it! I NEED IT NOW! :)

new products Q+A « Becky's Blog - January 11, 2013 - 6:00 am

[...] Check out more of the Cinnamon Edition on Kerri’s blog. [...]

Susan - January 11, 2013 - 6:08 pm

My all-time favorite design for Project Life (and even before Becky called it “Project Life”) has been the Turquoise edition… until now! The Cinnamon edition has now tied for my favorite edition. You have done a truly remarkable job in designing both of these. I don’t care for really bright colors or anything that’s overly feminine. I like graphic, outdoorsy, and/or classic designs and these are perfect. Thank you!!!

Cindy - January 13, 2013 - 3:21 am

Totally loving this kit!! I think I may need to buy it for 2014! Loving the warm colours – just beautiful.

Cheryl - January 13, 2013 - 11:00 pm

This is it! The one for me. Love the name, love the colors, love the design, love cinnamon…yum!

Erika Hayes - January 14, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Just stunning.. I love this line you have done an outstanding job.. . it is warm inviting and a literal feast for the eyes..

Suzanne B - January 15, 2013 - 12:24 pm

wow, you did not tell me you were making a kit especially for ME. I’m so flattered! LOVE IT!! ;)

Jennifer R. - February 11, 2013 - 8:05 pm

Can’t wait to get my hands on the digi version of this edition. Any word yet when it will become available? Can’t wait. It’s my favorite of all the PL editions. Great job, Kerri.

Brenda - April 8, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Woohoo!!!’ Digital version of Cinnamon edition now available at http://www.acdigitals.com

Jennifer - September 15, 2013 - 10:46 am

I am getting this core kit this week. I cannot wait! I like to mix the kits depending on the pages I’m working on. The rooster card will be perfect for when I got my chickens. Most of the rest will be perfect for my horse album! Love it!

Project Life 2014 | - February 12, 2014 - 11:32 am

[…] Weihnachten gab es dann Ordner, Chore Kit und Divider aus der Cinnamon Edition von Kerri Bradford… Außerdem dann noch ein Päckchen mit Jornaling Cards, ein Mini-Kit mit Karten, die gut zu […]

i can see clearly now

Do you all find this weird? So, I know I’ve mentioned my eye sight issues that I’ve had the past few short months. Finally went to the eye doctor yesterday and not only did the astigmatism go away, but my eye sight got better–as in one eye went from 4.0 to a 3.5 and the other eye went from 5.75 to 5.

Um . . . what???

Has anyone ever had that happen??? I just find that very strange, especially to that significant of a change. And he said that it’s not usual for an astigmatism to go away, but it can happen. Weird!

And I am 46, so the closeup reading is getting a little worse, but it actually got better with the properly prescripted contacts, but I also learned another ‘duh’ thing.

I keep my computer screen fairly far back and with the eye issues I was having, it was getting hard to read. Tried my daughters’ 1.0 reading glasses and that totally didn’t work.

Well duh, as he explained, reading glasses are meant to be used at a distance to where you would normally hold a book. Duh! So I’m suppose to bring the monitor closer and use reading glasses if that’s what I’ll need to do eventually. My husband and I were both banging the heel of our hands to our head. Duh. lol

I’m just curious if any of you have encountered this whole vision getting better thing. I wouldn’t mind if it kept going so I could have perfect eye sight, but I’m not holding my breath. ;)

Audrey - January 4, 2013 - 11:13 am

My eyesight has gotten better that dramatically within one year as well! My astigmatism didn’t really change much but my prescription changed dramatically. I’m 31 and it happened about a year or two ago. The doctor was really surprised but did say that it can happen. I was really surprised and very pleased to have glasses that helped eliminate my headaches. It will be interesting to see what my next checkup holds. I don’t have the same problems I had with headaches, etc. that I had last time I went in though, so I doubt it will be as dramatic a change either way.

So, you aren’t alone! However, I’ve never met anyone else who has had that happen, so we may be few in number :)

Nonni - January 4, 2013 - 11:36 am

I too had a vision improvement 6 months ago! I am 65 and was really quite delighted when the eye doc told me my vision had improved and I no longer need glasses for distance or astigmatism, just reading glasses. i am a Type 2 diabetic and I thought my vision would . Praise God for my healing I’ll take it.

Lisa M Hjulberg - January 4, 2013 - 1:43 pm

My vision has improved with age, too! I, like you, was shocked when my eye doctor told me. I thought my glasses were blurry because I needed stronger ones, not weaker ones. Now I hardly ever wear my glasses unless I’m watching TV or driving. But I do have to wear readers when I’m doing close work, like coloring stamped images. I did have “computer” glasses for awhile, which worked great! They were specially prescribed to work for the distance to the computer screen. Loved them! Maybe you can get some of those so you don’t have to move your computer screen closer?

Brenda - January 4, 2013 - 4:08 pm

I have had an astigmatism since I was little and my eyesight just keeps getting a bit worse every year but now I have hope that maybe I’ll be as lucky as you! (I’m 48 almost 49 so there’s still hope! lol) Glad you got good news and Target carries some really cute zebra 1.0 reading glasses when you get there! :)

Cass - January 4, 2013 - 4:21 pm

My daughter has one eye getting better and the other getting worse.
My Aunt was always nearsighted and as she got older her vision got better and doesn’t need glasses anymore.
I don’t have their luck- I noticed a huge change in my eyesight over the past year. I always had 20/20 vision and now I’m nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in te other and an astigmatism in both. My new glasses come next week and I can’t wait because they’re really cute!

Ruth G - January 4, 2013 - 8:50 pm

Kerri, I had the same “wow, my vision’s actually better?” thing happen to me a couple of years ago (maybe around 42?) and then it didn’t seem to improve very much since then. At 45, my struggle is with “do I get bifocals or just take off my glasses/look under them to read anything closer than 10″ away?”
Here’s to a year of no vision issues!

Carolyn Lontin - January 4, 2013 - 9:29 pm

I needed my first glasses at 22 & each year both eyes were worse at my check ups then at 27 when I was pregnant I couldn’t wear my contacts so after my son was born I had a check up & both eyes improved to near perfect & they haven’t changed in 12 years! Love it!

Deneen - January 4, 2013 - 10:57 pm

When I was young I needed glasses for reading then as I got a little older I didn’t need glasses at all. Another few years went by and I ended up needing glasses for distance and a couple of years ago my eyes went crazy and now I need glasses for both distance and reading. I have tried bi-focals but they make me dizzy so it’s crazy that I have to have two pair. One for driving or seeing far and the other’s when I need to read. I’m 48 so I am holding out hope that they will get better because it can happen LOL :)

Kerri - January 5, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Okay, so this is just all crazy! I had NO IDEA that vision could get better! I just thought it was always downhill. Well, here’s hoping that I can keep on getting better vision and just have to do reading glasses. I doubt it would happen, but a girl can hope. :)

LinhC - January 10, 2013 - 8:00 am

I’ve always had bad eyesight. It’s like 7.0 and 7.5. I’m so blind without corrective lenses. However, last year, my astigmatism went away. Now, I getting to the point where I’ll have to wear reading glasses. Yuck!