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yes please!

You know, this is the one thing that I was most excited about–
in both adding to the Project Life line as well as designing.

ecstatic, truth be told.

I loved the idea of doing something different than what’s been done before.

You know me.
Graphical. Clean. Wordage.

love that style.

And thank heavens Lisa and Becky thought the same of it all whilst we were brainstorming.

And that’s how these babies came about.

And they are going to be on HSN in just five days!
That’d be September 17, if you needed me to be more specific. ;)

I have a hunch these are going to go pret-ty darn quick.




Becky’s Project Life is all about making it easy.

No scissors.

No glue.

Just photos and a pen for journaling.

Of course you can add foo-foo if you want,
but Project Life is all about simplifying so you spend less time preserving
and more time making the memories.

So what could be easier than adding a little ‘foo-foo’ to your photo
with just the slip of a transparency

no photoshop required.

love it.

  • Sophia Allison - September 12, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    They really are super cool, hope they make their way to South Africa…we almost never get all the cool things :(ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - September 12, 2013 - 1:10 pm

    Very cool! Even if you aren’t a project lifer, Stick a paper clip on it to the photo, a small Tim Holtz Staple, done like dinner!
    And they are beautifully done!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Anderson - September 12, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Pat Garay - September 12, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    I love these! Outstanding job, as per usual!ReplyCancel

  • ryan ann - September 12, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    how many of each design come in the package?ReplyCancel

  • Fatima - September 12, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Yet another simple way to add to the already super simple Project Life. And I don’t have to open up Photoshop! What a great idea and they look beautiful, Kerri! Another wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Denise P - September 12, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    Any idea what the breakdown is? HSN isn’t stating it. Will there be duplicates or are there 60 unique designs?ReplyCancel

  • Fran - September 12, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    Will these be going digital as well??ReplyCancel

  • Katie Jones - September 13, 2013 - 6:51 am

    Love these! What a fabulous idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - September 13, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    Kerri, can you say if there are duplicates in the set or if it is 60 different designs?ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - September 13, 2013 - 4:33 pm

      Hey guys! To answer the ‘duplicate’ question, there are only a couple of basic ones that there are two of and there are a couple of basic ones that change orientation. Other than that, they are pretty much all unique! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Miller - September 13, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Oh no! I just went to order them and they are SOLD OUT already!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - September 13, 2013 - 7:50 pm

      That’s totally crazy! Hopefully some more will be on the horizon in the near future. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim D - September 13, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    I am so bummed. Heard someone say they were already selling them on HSN, so went to the sight and they are Sold Out! I hope they plan on getting more in by the 17. Kind of sad that everyone is talking about them being on HSN and then they won’t be available. That is the one item I was hoping to purchase :(ReplyCancel

  • MichelleB - September 14, 2013 - 4:59 am

    Saw this post and went and ordered them right away! And the Just Add Color kit (listed early – Yeah!). And the alphabets… I think I need to stop reading your blog! LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - September 16, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Wish these were offered in a digital version! Any thoughts on making them digital too?ReplyCancel

  • Val Court - September 17, 2013 - 1:25 am

    I totally agree with Trish digital would be fantabulous…..
    as I live in AustraliaReplyCancel

It’s funny how colors inspire us. And our favorite colors can change as easily as our mood, the weather or the seasons. A little while ago I was looking for something and came across a ‘mint’ colored photo. That made me search for more because just looking at the colors made me happy. They made me want to make something.

Color is amazing.

There are so many shades, so many combinations…how can you not look at them and not be inspired!

My latest craze would be:

I love it. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m a big fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream and so it just makes me want to eat it? Comfort food…or…I mean, color?

Who knows.

So in my quest to find inspiration in these glorious colors, this is what I came up with:

Color sources: 1. mint bottles+straws / 2. pencils  / 3. clothing / 4. typewriter / 5. door  / 6. iphone case  / 7. ice cream  / 8. necklace /  9. green lemonade 

 

Seriously?

Doesn’t that just make you go ahhhhhhhh……

So I’m in a challenge kind of mood.

Wanna play with me?

I am going to make a page based on these colors for next week. If you want to play along, I will post all the pages or cards or projects I receive. And, on top of that, I will randomly draw one person from all the submissions and they will get a $20 shopping spree to the store. The only one requirement for this little shindig is that you use some KBS goodies on your page. 

Pages are due by Tuesday night, September 17. Email them to kerri@kerribradford.com. Please save them at 600px wide (if you can).

Here’s a simplified color scheme, in case you need it. :)



So?

Are you in?

 

 

  • Sophia Allison - September 11, 2013 - 11:58 am

    I recently came across your blog and think your work is so inspirational…sure gonna try and play along here ♥ReplyCancel

  • Rhadonda - September 11, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    I may give this a try but i want to try digital. Do you perhaps have color values for this scheme for PSE? Does that make sense? If not I will take a stab at it anyway hopefully because who wouldn’t want to win KB product?!! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - September 11, 2013 - 5:07 pm

      I love the idea Rhadonda! Here’s the RGB values:
      Cream: 244/243/246
      Lt. Mint: 224/239/227
      Mint: 167/216/185
      Lt. Grey: 229/229/227
      Grey: 170/169/164

      You can also copy the pictures into PSE/PS and use your color picker.

      And Sophia….welcome! :)ReplyCancel

  • Deneen - September 12, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    This looks fun. Hopefully I will have some time this weekend to play along. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amber - September 12, 2013 - 6:49 pm

    Mintspiration! LOL! Love love love this color combo!ReplyCancel

  • Andi Walsh - September 14, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Love the color scheme!!! Hope to give it a try…ReplyCancel

  • Sophia Allison - September 18, 2013 - 1:53 am

    I emailed your my project, hope it came in on time…♥ReplyCancel

  • Andi Walsh - September 19, 2013 - 7:15 am

    I sent mine Sunday night but have not heard if you received it:) Please let me know. Looking forward to seeing all the entries!ReplyCancel

With all the excitement around the new Just Add Color Project Life that’s coming to HSN next week (see THIS post), I was thrilled to see Layle do something in the genre. Even though I don’t technically do Project Life, it’s something I whole heartedly believe in and been involved in since its inception back in the CK Kit of the Month’s day with Project 365. This is my third kit I’ve designed and they are so fun to create! And getting to work with Becky? Icing on the cake.

I love seeing everyone’s interpretation of this phenomenon. I’m a clean kind of scrapper as you all know, and so this just resonates with me. You can do things simply or make it more elaborate.

And I love seeing what Layle did here with her photos! 




[ Shapes | Say What #4 / Life Additions : Weeklies #2 ]


I think my favorite part has got to be that title card ensemble! Love the combination of it all–especially the ‘choice of’ word with the brad indicator. Love!


Here’s what Layle has to say:

To say I am behind on my Life Documented/Project Life scrapbooking would be an understatement!  I started my album the first week of July with my first spread.  As of today, the end of the first week of September, I hadn’t touched it.  Life gets in the way, right?!  So I figured I would “kill two birds with one stone” today by incorporating some of Kerri’s kits in my week 2 spread.  The Life Additions Weeklies 2 kit is perfect for this type of scrapbooking with the different ‘week’ designs and the numbers, so I used that for my title card.  I’ve used the Say What #4 kit in the past and knew it had a few designs that would be perfect for this spread, including the cut-out chevron and the ‘WOW is an understatement”.  As soon as I saw it, I knew the “WOW Is an understatement would be PERFECT for that photo!


Well done, Miss Layle. Well done.

  • Sue FitzGerald - September 9, 2013 - 6:32 pm

    Love, love this.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - September 18, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    Hi Kerri, I just received my Just Add Color PL kit tonight from HSN and rushed over to my computer to tell you how much I LOVE this new kit that you designed. OMG… the colors and all the card designs/phrases are just awesome. I bought it to use for my 2014 PL album, (which will be my 4th consecutive year of PL). But after looking thru all the cards, I know that I’m going to have a real problem waiting until 2014 to use the kit. I ADORE it! Thanks so much for your beautiful design. DebbieReplyCancel

Have you checked out Lisa Bearnson’s blog yet???

Did you see this monster giveaway that she’s doing?

She’s sending TWO lucky winners one each of the FIVE new Inspired Inc. kits–one gigantic box of happiness with Nifty gifties, 3-D Embellishments, Washi Tape, Well Versed and Favorite Layouts.

Go check out her blog HERE for more details and to get entered for the giveaway!

Yahoo!

Here’s a peek at the pretties….
and I think I need to make me that chocolate cake recipe she’s sharing today too!

I’m looking forward to a lighter schedule and a lot of R+R. These past eight months have been busy to say the least. And any time I’ve said that it can’t get busier in my life, it inevitably does.

But this year takes the cake with a remodel, a graduation+company, a new Project Life, a new venture into traveling for HSN, a new store, and finally a new class. And those are just the biggies–real biggies. Everyday life was crazy in and of itself as well.

This is the first time the entire year where I don’t feel like I have this ‘huge thing that needs to be done’. And I’m feeling good.

Real good.

Sure I have other things in my head and things that need to be done. But getting all those big things off my to-do list? Yeah. Feeling really good.

So this September I get to spend a little QT with some fam on a couple trips. First, hubby and I are not taking the trip to New England for our 25th anniversary year like we’d talked about (for those who read about that on FB). When it came down to literally hit the ‘buy’ button for airline tickets, I said to Dan, ‘Okay. Are we ready to commit to spending xx dollars for the entire trip?’ Practicality got the better of us and we decided we’d best put it towards all that we need to do to prepare Jordan for her mission in December. Instead, we are going to take a few short days and go ________. Some place local-ish, for which I’m not going to disclose the location because I feel a ‘Where In The World’ game happening. You know I love it. :)

I’m looking forward to reading a book…or two…or three… They’ve just been waiting for me.


I’m looking forward to
 the cooler temps and the feeling of fall coming on. It truly is my favorite time of the year.

I’m looking forward to the girls and I going to the Tuacahn theater in St. George (Utah)–and maybe even hiking some red rocks. And we are pretty darn excited.

 

Jordan loves Millie and who doesn’t love Mary Poppins. Jordan sang Gimme Gimme for a vocal recital and did an excellent job (closing the show, so to speak). So yeah, it’s a musical theater double feature. I have a feeling we’ll be belting out all sorts of show tunes on the trip down. Better get a play list going…. ;)

I’m looking forward to a slower pace, even if it’s just for a month.

I’m looking forward to learning something new and preparing a new class.

I’m looking forward to creating a new kit or two.

I’m looking forward to freeing up my mind to think of new things. It’s amazing what feeling all-consumed can do to one’s creativity.

I’m looking forward to getting my studio back to normal and all that stuff out of the garage (I said I was busy.) But maybe I’ll do this in October instead so I can enjoy more R+R for just a little while in the month. ;)

I’m looking forward to just enjoying some less hectic time.

I’m looking forward to taking some great photos on these trips.

I’m looking forward to just breathing in the air and absorbing the sunshine and watching the leaves dance–in trees and across the land as they begin to fall.

And I just may be outside a little bit more now. That’s a great thing to look forward to.

 

  • Laurel Lee Pollard, New England Paper Crafts - September 4, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Congratulations on getting some time for yourself! If you DO come to New England, be sure to let us know – our fans would love to hear about it!

    Happy Day, Laurel Lee Pollard, New England Paper Crafts
    “Ensuring the inspiring world of paper crafts continues to bloom ~”
    http://www.NewEnglandPaperCrafts.com | @NEPaperCraftsReplyCancel

  • Kathy - September 4, 2013 - 9:15 pm

    Hi! Love your site. Looking forward to exploring it more!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Stevens - September 5, 2013 - 3:37 am

    Congratulations on reclaiming your life, if only for a while. Unfortunately work can sometimes take on a life of its own. We end up spreading ourselves so thin, that unfortunately the piece that is in place is not the quality of the whole, if you know what I mean? The best thing you could have done is take the time to recharge as you are doing now.

    I have Lupus. The exhaustion that comes with it is indescribable. I did try to continue working for about 4 years after my illness had progressed. Finally I had to stop. the thing is, I would give 110% at work. That is just who I am, but it would drain me completely to where when I got off, there was nothing left to give to my family. I was done for the day! Finally when I stopped the craziness, I found that my quality of life improved greatly. I taught myself to sew and quilt, and many many other things.

    So enjoy this time you have to recharge. Then you will have the energy both physically and mentally to take on the world again!

    ErinReplyCancel

  • Trish - September 5, 2013 - 6:19 am

    Oh boy, Kerri. I am tired just reading about your gloriously busy summer. I am glad you will take the time to slow down for a bit and just breath. It is all too easy to just keep charging ahead instead of strolling a bit. Love your work and your I am loving your Design Secrets class. Thanks for all your hard work!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Jones - September 5, 2013 - 6:23 am

    You ENJOY your less hectic month! Thanks for all that you do for us! We are in opposite modes here! As a teacher, my most hectic time has just started up! I’m looking forward to probably winter break, when I will dive into your Design Secrets class. :-) Can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Bearnson - September 5, 2013 - 7:31 am

    Oh and something else to look forward to . . . Your birthday on September 16th! Love you, KB!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - September 5, 2013 - 11:17 am

      ha ha! Do I really want to look forward to 47? ;)
      Love you too LB!ReplyCancel

Hey everyone! Just popping in here to say that the brand new Design Secrets class has officially started with Lesson 1! We’ll have a lesson a day, rounding out the week on Friday with Lesson 5.

I’m having some email complications with this new store and can’t send out the ‘official welcome’ email just yet. It’s always something, right? So I wanted to come out here and officially welcome you to this new class where.

To access your class, simply log in to your account and choose My Classes. The message board is open too!

Additionally, because I upgraded my video editing software, it now saves the videos as an .MP4 file (like iTunes uses) rather than the previous .MOV file (a QuickTime file), which is suppose to be better. I have tested this on Windows and it appears to be working. But please email me at kerri@kerribradford if it’s otherwise for you. :)

Okay, I’m off to try working out that email kink.

Hope you enjoy today’s little introductory lesson. Tomorrow we get crackin’ on some good stuff!

  • Elaine Bowman - September 2, 2013 - 10:49 pm

    Kerri! I came over here to give my rendition of Annie’s “Tomorrow”, and you posted that it’s already started! Whoo Hooo!ReplyCancel

Well? It’s that time. It’s the last Friday of the summer. Before you know it those lovely leaves in all their glorious shades of green will be turning into golden yellows, brilliant oranges, and deep reds.

So here’s a little something for summer . . . and fall. ;)

To download this freebie, click the image or click HERE.
(And ya know? It could double as a tree.)


And now, the Summer of the Friday Freebie is officially over. But never fear, freebies will continue to always be a part of KBS. You just never know when they might make an appearance. ;)

 

  • Ruth G - August 30, 2013 - 6:18 am

    Thanks so much, Kerri! I really appreciate all the wonderful free files you’ve shared this summer! This leaf will make a wonderful image for all sorts of fall projects, as well as any other time a leaf or tree is needed! Have a wonderful day and let’s all pray that the fall weather arrives soon so we don’t melt!ReplyCancel

  • Rhadonda - August 30, 2013 - 6:26 am

    Thank you so much. Always look forward to Fridays! Can’t believe it is almost September. My life is a vapor for sure!ReplyCancel

  • LinhC - August 30, 2013 - 7:40 am

    Thank you for the fabulous Friday freebie files!ReplyCancel

  • Helen - August 30, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Thank you so much for your generosity! I’ve enjoyed all of the freebies. You are so sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - August 30, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Thanks so much for all of the freebies – I really appreciate your generosity – you are very kind!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - August 30, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Thanks for the FREEBIES. You are so talented. :o)ReplyCancel

  • Gwen - August 30, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Thanks for the freebies Kerri! Sad to see them go, but grateful for them. Can’t wait for the new class to start, I bought it and have been so excited for it!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - August 30, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    Thanks Kerri for this wonderful leaf/tree! I will enjoy using it. And thank you again for the summer of the free Friday! I love your kind heart! And I am looking forward to class next week!ReplyCancel

  • Marcy E - August 30, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Thank you so very much for your generosity… Always look forward to your posts every week…m.e.ReplyCancel

  • Kathi Z - August 30, 2013 - 2:55 pm

    Kerri, you are such an amazing artist. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. I am very appreciative.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - August 30, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    What a great freebie! Can’t wait to use it.ReplyCancel

  • Helen Gullett - August 31, 2013 - 9:26 am

    Kerri, THANK YOU so much for all the freebies you share! I am a new user of Silhouette Cameo and just bought a class at yours, can’t wait to start it :DReplyCancel

  • Elaine Bowman - September 1, 2013 - 11:29 pm

    Thanks for the great freebies this summer Kerri :) It’s been so fun to see what you come up with next!ReplyCancel

  • j - September 2, 2013 - 5:37 am
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  • k - May 5, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    Thanks for sharingReplyCancel