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it’s a fourth of july celebration!

That’s right boys and girls!

It’s the 4th of July here in America and we’re celebrating it with a bang!

There’s a sale goin’ on here in these parts . . . and the more you spend, the more you save! 

If you spend $20 or more, use the code USA20 to save 20%.
If you spend $40 or more, use the code USA30 to save 30%.

Ohhhhhh yeah.

This sale goes on through Sunday, because that’s how I like to party.
Any celebration deserves more than one day, doesn’t it?
That’s how I celebrate my own birthday, so why not do that with America’s birthday? ;)

And would a little party be without a gift?

Here’s a little freebie for you. 
Click HERE to download.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

I think we are headed to the movies to stay out of the heat!

Maria W - July 4, 2012 - 10:19 am

I need help getting to my cart, the side bar doesn’t show up all the way and I tried resetting my screen,my display,my resolution. Any clue?

Kerri - July 4, 2012 - 10:45 am

Hey Maria! Try using a different browser and see if that works for ya.

Teryl - July 4, 2012 - 11:19 am

Happy 4th of July and thank you so much for this adorable file.
I love that you’ve separated the words so we can use them together or separately.
Love your blog, your classes, your inspiration and of course–your freebies.

Teryl - July 4, 2012 - 11:20 am

Happy Independence Day and thank you so much for this adorable file.
I love that you’ve separated the words so we can use them together or separately.
Love your blog, your classes, your inspiration and of course–your freebies.

Dolly/scrapthat - July 4, 2012 - 11:52 am

Thanks for the file Kerri and Happy 4th of July to you! :D

Lauralee - July 4, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Thanks for the great freebie Kerri! Hope you have a fabulous Independence day!

Cynthia B. - July 4, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Thanks for the download! I think we’re headed to the movies too – SO hot out there! Happy 4th to you and your family. :)

Ruth G - July 4, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Great freebie!!! Thanks so much! I hope you enjoyed your movie!!!

judi - July 4, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Happy 4th to you, Kerri! Thanks for the zipfile! Enjoy our freedoms!

Nylene - July 4, 2012 - 4:59 pm

What a great title. Thank you for your kindness.

Terri Marchbanks - July 4, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Thanks so much Daaaaaaling Love the freebie and sale as well!!!
You spoil us and make us soooooooo HAPPY…HAPPY 4th of July my FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!HUGS

Nancy James - July 4, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Thanks for the freebie Kerri.

Gina - July 5, 2012 - 12:15 am

Hope you saw a good movie! Happy 4th and thanks for the freebie.

Sylvia - July 5, 2012 - 5:21 am

Thanks so much!!!

Laura M - July 6, 2012 - 9:31 am

Thanks for the wonderful freebie and the sale. I took advantage of both! Hope you had a wonderful 4th holiday!

DebBurroughs - July 7, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Thanks for the free file – I hope you had a great holiday!

lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:46 am

merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici :

summer escape

Soooo many things to do in the summertime.

Whether you’re staying at home and playing around town or taking a bit of a vaca,
there’s always lots of photos to be taken . . . and scrapped.

Take a look at what little Miss Laura did.

[ Shapes | This+That: Summertime (sun) / Summer Lovin’ (‘park’) / Escape (‘summer escape’) / Say What #2 (quotes) / TwentyTWELVE (2012)

What a great combinations of embellishments and details!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

My girls took a day trip to Great America themepark a few weeks ago, and they took lots of pictures with their iPod’s throughout the day. I was really happy that they captured bits and pieces of their day, and wanted to work them onto a layout. Because the photos off the iPod Touch’s aren’t that great, I decided to print them fairly small (2×3 inches). Because I had so many to choose from, I went with a two page layout. I went through Kerri’s kits, and found several different words/titles to use on my layout, along with the sun and the year circle. I thought the “Quote” and “End Quote” pieces would be fun to incorporate into my journaling, which I had the girls write.

CarolineD - July 2, 2012 - 12:04 pm

That is seriously awesome. Love all the colors and the little pictures. And, natch, the great use of KBS designs. ;)

Dolly/scrapthat - July 2, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Totally awesome! (no big surprise there!) Love the whole thing! TFS

Beth R - July 8, 2012 - 7:24 pm

This layout is everything I LOVE about Laura Vegas’ work.
The photos are always the main focus, bright cheerful colors with fun papers, journaling and Miss Kerri’s die cutting.
Perfection on a 12×12 canvas !

Sandra K. - July 10, 2012 - 4:33 am

What a lovely layout.

Sandra :)

O Canada!

I have a little something for you! :)

Price: $1

[ Comes in SVG/STUDIO/DXF/AIv8/PNG ]

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

one more off my ‘to-do’ list

Ahhhhh . . . that feels good!

Nothing like starting a kit a few weeks ago and have it sit for a while. :)

Oddly enough this one is about ‘time’ of some fashion. lol

Oh, and this morning I heard the Black Eyed Peas singing ‘Let’s Get It Started.’
If you remember from an earlier post I was going to change the tune to ‘Let’s Get It Finished.’
It was a sign–or a celebration . . . something anyway.

So, without wasting in more time, here’s the new Today kit!

[ Comes in SVG/STUDIO/AIv8/DXF/PNG ]

Price: $7

There are 12 words in this baby . . . something for every day of the week . . . and then some. ;)
You could even combine some words like ‘morning time’.

Great for everyday pages, invitations, Project Life . . . lots of possibilities!

storyboards…you can never have enough, right?

It’s true.

I don’t know about you, but I can never have enough of these.

It’s almost like having one for any occasion that may occur.

They are truly my favorite thing to scrap with.

Here’s the latest!

Price: $9

There is a mix of ten storyboards in this one.
 A couple of 12×12 that would be awesome to slip into a page protector for a vacation or event!

As usual, you can resize these to whatever you’d like.
It’s best to resize it before putting your photos if you’re gonna go bigger.

Also, as usual, all sizes and the amount are listed as part of the filename, along with the kit name.

If you’re going to send it to a photo printer, many photo printers will try to expand the template so that it will fit the paper size format you’re printing it on. So a little tip, after you’ve created your new JPG, try placing it on a set paper size, like 8×10, 5×7, etc., and resave it in that new size–white space and all. That way the photo developer will look at the size of the photo in it’s ‘true form’ and print accordingly without resizing. Just make sure your new file is set to 300 dpi too.

And on another note, if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know about all the fires going on here in Utah. Jordan was at girls camp and got evacuated (volunteer/non emergent at the time) and came home yesterday morning–after taking her up the afternoon before. Luckily our neighbor has some property in another mountainess area and let the whole stake (about 10 wards/congregations) of girls ages 12-18 to go up there. Not sure how many total that is, but there’s around 25 in ours. How generous for her to do that.

I’ve been watching for clips of whether or not the fire has gone the way of Camp Mia Shalom. I went there as a child as a young girl too–30 years ago. We had to take Jordan to drop her off and it was just soooo pretty. I can’t imagine if it were to get in the path of the fire. It already looks like it was in Huntington Canyon (not too far away). Gorgeous canyon! Dan and Zach loooove fishing there. Here’s a photo from when Zach and I took Jordan up to camp last year. I hope it won’t look different when we go up there again. It’s one thing when it burns the sage brush, but when it gets into meadows, pine trees and aspen trees…all that time that it’ll take to grow again? Sadness.

Here’s hoping it still looks like this . . .

Michele Swanberg - June 28, 2012 - 12:34 pm

We are praying for all areas affected by these terrible fires. It sure is beautiful where you are and I hope it stays that way! Hugs from Illinois!

Judy - June 28, 2012 - 2:52 pm

I hope so too Kerri. Our very beautiful town of Colorado Springs has been ravaged by fire this whole week. It will never be the same and those forests will not re-generate in my kids lifetime. So sad. So heartbreaking.

Kerri - June 28, 2012 - 9:11 pm

Judy, I totally feel for ya. Fires are just so devastating. It’s so sad.

Mollie - June 28, 2012 - 10:27 pm

These fires are crazy and scary and devastating! We were evacuated from our house last Friday. It was a surreal feeling packing up everything we felt important in such a short amount of time and leaving everything else behind…praying that we would not lose it all. We were blessed and our house was not harmed.

My sister is the camp director for her ward and is in a panic because the camp they were supposed to go to was ravaged by fire just this week. My kids think its the end of the world!

Dayami - June 29, 2012 - 2:14 pm

I absolutely love all your photo templates. They have changed my way of scrapbooking…not to mention pages look wayyyyy nicer with your storyboards.
Keep ‘em coming! :)

Kerri - June 29, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Thanks Dayami!

And Mollie…how scary! I’m glad to hear your house (and everyone) was safe.

my to-do list

You know. It’s been a crazy past few months.

So many things that I’ve been wanting to get done, but my classes kind of ruled my life for a bit.

I have a big to-do list.

Some things I’ve had on my list since last summer even.

You know that song, ‘Let’s Get It Started’?
Yeah, I need to modify it to ‘Let’s Get It Finished.

I’ve started soooo many new kits that I just need to get done.

Here’s a sneak at a few things on my ‘to-do’ list–or rather–‘to get finished’ list:

  • Handwritten days and months (yeah, started that a few weeks ago while getting my hair done).
  • Birthday kit (too embarrassed to say when that one was started)
  • Life Additions kit
  • Storyboard kit (so close to being done…maybe tomorrow?)
  • Dog kit
  • Cat kit
All these things . . . in the works. Hopefully I can buckle down and get them done finally! I was waiting to get my new version of Adobe Illustrator (CS6) to work on a few things that I hear tell work much better in the newest version. So far, what I was messing with does work better. Happy ’bout that.

On another note–my family that was here for a week has returned home to sunny California. It was fun getting to spend time with my dad, step mom and niece. It’s a great excuse for the entire family to get together here. Good times. :)

Now. I guess it’s time to back to work.

I’ve got my pen in hand . . . ever-so ready to cross off those things on my to-do list. :)
Judy - June 27, 2012 - 2:37 pm

I vote that the “dog kit” move to the top of your “to-do” list!

Kris - June 27, 2012 - 4:26 pm

YEAH, a dog kit! I cannot wait!

TeriBeri :) - June 27, 2012 - 5:54 pm

O_O……I like what I read!!!!! Hugs, T

Mary - June 27, 2012 - 10:51 pm

I vote the months and days stay at the top of your list…since we’re voting and all (apparently.

Jeannie L - June 28, 2012 - 1:19 am

I’m excited about the dog kit :)

janet skotnicki - June 28, 2012 - 9:10 am

Ooh!! I’m so excited! I remember requesting a ‘dog kit’. I can’t wait to see it. I know it will be great!

4th of July will be here soon!

I can’t believe that the 4th of July is just around the corner!!!

Thought I should pop in real quick with some brand new subway art . . .
ya know, in case you were decorating and all. :)

[ Comes in SVG/STUDIO/AIv8/DXF/PNG ]

Price: $1

Comes in red, black and a black text with no background.

And in case you Canadians were a-wonderin’ . . . my intent is to make one for y’all too, 
but with company here, my time is a bit limited. I hope to get it up though in the next
few short days. :)

And I will try to get to my emails soon too.
I appreciate y’all’s patience as I enjoy my family here for a few days. :)

and the winners are…

BRANDI ZIMMERMAN - JUNE 20, 2012 – 9:00 AM
Brandi Z.
Bristow, VA

JEANETTE C - JUNE 20, 2012 – 12:46 PM
This is Jeanette from Montreal, Canada. Love all working with all the things that you create for all of us! Big Thank you!

SIMONE - JUNE 21, 2012 – 2:18 PM
Simone Kemper
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Congratulations ladies! Email me at and we’ll get y’all hooked up!

Jeanette C - June 22, 2012 - 7:19 pm

Wow! So surprised and happy to see my name :)
Thank you so much Kerri! I have emailed you.
Hugs Jeanette