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Well, yesterday was absolutely divine. We had ‘First Thanksgiving’. A sort of precursor, if you will, for the big turkey day itself. You know, we just don’t get to eat enough turkey dinners and that’s what makes it so danged good. I’ve been craving it for some time now. Just couldn’t wait any longer. And in case you are wondering, we are doing some things early this year because Jordan leaves for Florida on December 18. So yes, they decorated their Christmas tree last night after ‘First Thanksgiving.’

We only did turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes + gravy, rolls and green beans. Everything from scratch. There’s no ‘instant’ when it comes to a real turkey dinner.

The only thing that wasn’t completely from scratch, was dessert.

An apple-spice cake.

It’s such a simple thing, but oh boy does it taste so good! It’s kind of a mix between already made and scratch. So we kind of got the ‘scratch’ part.

I love it because it makes an awesome dessert to slice up in about 2×2″ squares and put on a lovely cake plate.

And you’re saying to yourself (or to me?), recipe please.

I would be happy to oblige.  :)




1 box spice cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 21 oz. can of apple pie filling (w/cinnamon)
      *cut apples into small chunks
5 T. water
3 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil


1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 c. softened butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare streusel topping. In a medium bowl combine all topping ingredients with a fork. Mixture will be crumbly. Set aside.

Cake. In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients. Blend at a slow speed until completely moistened, about 1 minute. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Do not over mix. Spread batter in a greased and floured 9×13″ pan. Sprinkle with streusel topping evenly over batter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until center springs back when lightly touched.

Serve with slightly frozen cool whip. Cake is best served on 2nd or 3rd day. I’ll usually make it the day before an event and it’s great. The streusel topping gets moist and soft and it’s really good that way.

Test it out for yourself this holiday season. It’s a been a big hit for my family. A big thanks to a friend for sharing her recipe with me. We love it! :)

  • Belinda - November 18, 2013 - 8:11 am

    Hi Kerri! I knew I liked really liked you and now I have another thing to add to the list – a First Thanksgiving! I am one that enjoys this time of year too. I love the smells and sight of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am even playing my holiday music now!

    Your cake reminds me of a great recipe my mom used to make called, “Apple pudding Cake”. I must dig it up and make it because that slice you have here is making me hungry!

    Have a blessed day!

  • Lori - November 18, 2013 - 1:48 pm

    Wow! This sounds fabulous! I think I will add this to our Thanksgiving menu in addition to our pies. I always like to have a variety of desserts, and this seems easy, delicious and very seasonally appropriate. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • ana roat - November 18, 2013 - 7:51 pm

    I can smell it baking now….!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 18, 2013 - 8:44 pm

      ohhhh…and it smells good too. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis B. - November 23, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Thanks, Kerri! Sounds divine (and easy)!ReplyCancel

Christmas will be here before we know it. We even have one tree up with some lights on it–only because we bought it last week and Jordan is leaving before Christmas. And yesterday we decided to get up some lights on the house before the weather goes nasty–starting today.

Lots of crafting and creating and all sorts of fun stuff going on right now before the true mayhem begins.

And that’s what’s so awesome about the kit that is now available today. A continuation, if you will, on a fabulous theme to go along with Jingle All The Way. I’ve been holding onto it until my commercial license options are up and going, but things never seem to go as planned, and I’m done waiting. :) So, if you want to use this at a commercial level, hold tight, hopefully it’ll be in place soon. Don’t want you to have to buy it twice. (P.S. watch my blog and FB for the news when ‘commercial’ has come to town…should be soon.)


The kit comes with five phrases for your cutting pleasure. But wait, there’s more! (You know I love saying that). Each title also comes on six different stylized 3×4 cards so you can add them to a tag, to your page, to a Project Life….what ever tickles your fancy!

The cards do  come in one PNG, otherwise you just have a bazillion files to deal with. And if you don’t have a graphics program like PS or PSE, but you do have Studio? Ohhhh, there’s a way to separate them there too! Take a look:



And my sweet creative team have had this in their hands for a bit too, so here’s what it looks like in action–coming from the ever-talented Miss Layle!

[ Designs | Ho Ho Ho ]

Totally love this idea! Right down to the definition paper (hello??) and the stars added to the outside of the frame. Oh, and sparkle me happy to, will ya? Fabulous, Miss Layle!

Here’s a bit from Layle:

Oh how I love decorating our house for Christmas!  Each year I pick up a few new decorations to add to my collection – whether it’s pillows, ornaments, trees – you name it, and if it’s Christmas, I love it!

This year I decided to make a few pieces to add to my collection. This frame was SUPER quick and easy to make. I picked up the 8×10 frame from Walmart and cut down the red glitter paper from American Crafts to fit inside.  On top of that I added a page cut from a dictionary. If you look closely, the page has the Christmas definition on it :)  I cut the ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ from black card stock, adhered to the center of the dictionary page, then inserted inside the frame.  To add a little more sparkle, I colored Studio Calico wood veneer stars with Krylon gold leafing pen and then adhered them on top of the glass with small glue dots.  I’ll set the frame on an end table or on a shelf, but you could even hang if you wanted.
Thanks for letting me share!!

No, thank you Layle!
  • Kitty - November 15, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Could you please tell me where to find the paper they used this is so awesomeReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 15, 2013 - 9:01 am

      Layle talks about it…she used it from a dictionary.
      It’s an awesome idea, right? :)ReplyCancel

  • Tania K - November 15, 2013 - 9:05 am

    Absolutely LOVE this!ReplyCancel

  • Kitty - November 15, 2013 - 10:29 am

    I was so excited I didn’t see what she wrote thank you I love it!!! looking for a dictionaryReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - November 15, 2013 - 10:32 am

    Thanks kerri for not waiting this is fantastic!. Hope you get everything straightened out with the licensing. Question about that, Is it okay to use your product to make things to use as gifts? Even if it is a gift that I will make several for our young women’s group? I assume it is okay if I am not selling the items to make money. But just want to make sure before I dive into the task. Thanks for sharing your great talent and Ideas you are awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 15, 2013 - 10:47 am

      Yep. Yep. Yep. Gifts is a-okay. Doing it for small groups in church or school for free is a-okay.

      And Kitty….I think I need to go find me a random dictionary too. ;)ReplyCancel

  • DawnN - November 15, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Super Cute –
    that frame is adorable – will look great next to Jingle all the way project on my to do list!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl :) - November 15, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    You’ve done it again…SUPER CUTE!!! Made your “JATW” frame to put on our mantle and love it! I put your words on a transparency, so can change it out with something else if I feel like it later… like one of these! Makes me want to put the Christmas Tree up NOW!!! Thanks Kerri and Miss Layle.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - November 15, 2013 - 1:21 pm

    I love the Santa Claus is coming to town so cute. And thanks Kerri for the quick tip.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - November 15, 2013 - 2:44 pm

    What a beautiful work of art Layle!! I noticed that dictionary paper right off the bat!!
    Kerri….I LOVE these titles, they are a beautiful script…perfect for the season! TFS :DReplyCancel

  • laura g. - November 16, 2013 - 6:35 am

    Love these!! I am would purchase them, but this year I am sticking to a religious theme all through out my PL (or if I get ambitious!) my DD…could you possibly make some that say Silent Night or Come Let Us Adore Him? etc? it is really hard to find religious journaling cards or themes to use while scrapbooking Christmas!! thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 16, 2013 - 6:53 am

      Hmm…you never know what might be coming next. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kitty - November 16, 2013 - 3:25 pm

    Hello ok went out shopping today got the frame and red card stock bought the ho ho ho set (LOVE IT) can you please tell me how you did the back dictionary paper had a hard time finding that no one had dictionaries?? So any help would be so helpful to make a very dear friend a beautiful gift for christmas :) thank you and Kerri love your stuff I have learn so much already thank youReplyCancel

  • Sophia Allison - November 17, 2013 - 5:40 am

    Beautiful, love it ♥ReplyCancel

  • Steph - November 17, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Google “printable dictionary pages”, click on Images. A lot of vintage paper available, some even free!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 17, 2013 - 10:10 am

      Great idea! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kitty - November 17, 2013 - 10:03 am

    THANK YOU I found some printing and putting it together thank you againReplyCancel

I’ve been deciding if I should say something. I always want this to be a place of happiness and inspiration, but it has come to my attention from a few honest people out there, that not everyone is being honest with art purchased from my site.

The art from KBS has always been for personal use only. Just because you purchase an image from the Silhouette store or sites like mine does not give people the right to turn around and make a profit off of it. Unless there is a commercial license purchasing option available giving you the rights to make a profit from it, it cannot be used commercially in any capacity. It is copyrighted material. Everything from KBS is copyrighted material. Just because you buy something, does not mean you automatically get to reproduce it and make a profit on it. It’s like buying a CD. You get to use it in your home and listen to it, but you can’t turn around and reproduce it and sell it.

I work hard and spend a lot of time and money to create fabulous things for you all out there. I love it. It makes me happy. And I love seeing it come to life with the things you share with me. But it disheartens me greatly that there are people out there that take advantage of that by stealing or claiming ignorance that it’s ‘okay’ to make things and sell them without a commercial license or even asking for permission (not just me, I’m sure it happens to a lot of small businesses). Let’s put it this way, if you had an idea and sold it at a boutique, would you be mad if someone took something you sold and turned around to make something else and profited from it? All your hard work and money that you put into making it is now making someone else money when it wasn’t intended for that nor did you even give them permission?

I recognize that it’s important to be able to make a buck. I’m all for that. But let’s be honest in our dealings and do things the right way. Not just with KBS, but all around. Small businesses need support, whether it’s me, you, whoever. Be mindful and honest. If there isn’t a commercial option, you can’t use it commercially. (This goes for many free fonts too.)

The good news is, I am currently getting a Limited-Use  Commercial License in place. It’s just taken me a bit longer than I’d hoped. The licensing is geared towards the crafters wanting to make fun crafts for boutiques or sell on Etsy. It is not intended for high volume production or digital reproduction. I’m out to help the little guys. Us small business owners need to stick together. :) When they are available, I’ll be thrilled for you to make things and sell them! But in the interim, it’s not okay.

So please, be aware of what you are doing.

Okay. I’m done now. Thanks for your understanding. :)

  • Carol - November 13, 2013 - 11:57 am

    I’m so sad that you have to deal with this type of behavior. You are so generous with your talent. It is very unfortunate that others would choose to take advantage of that. :(ReplyCancel

  • Lisa (ThePurplePlace) - November 13, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    What a Bummer!!! Sorry that have to experience this, it seems to happen far too often, both with cut files and digital images and it’s a shame to hear that people take advantage of others!!

    I really wish this would stop happening and sadly it only seems to get worse!! I cant’ help buy wonder HOW people can be dishonest and still sleep at night?? Karma??ReplyCancel

  • Michele Draper - November 13, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    Very well put Kerri… is saddening to see others abusing a system that initially ends up ruining it for everyone. There always seems to be one bad apple in the basket! Thanks for all your hard work. Your talent is immense and you are so very generous with your freebies!

    I hope the offenders get the message in a BIG way!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Brabston - November 13, 2013 - 12:43 pm

    Very well put. I am sorry to hear that people have been doing this and I know it must be terribly frustrating for you. You are so creative and I always learn so much from your website. Thanks for all your hard work!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda - November 13, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Let’s hope the right people see your post, Kerri! It must be very frustrating for you, but I’m sure the majority of us use your designs honestly.ReplyCancel

  • Cathleen H. - November 13, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    Well…I had a long, supportive post drafted, but I just deleted it in favor of “YOU GO GIRL”. Whether people are infringing due to ignorance or some other reason, it’s not just your right but your obligation to protect your copyright.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - November 13, 2013 - 1:25 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear that people have taken advantage of your kindness….I am glad to hear that your resolution is a commercial licence! I would hate for one bad apple to spoil the whole bunch!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - November 13, 2013 - 2:22 pm

    I think you can be very frank especially about this subject. Everything you said is totally true and you said it in a nice straight forward manner. Got your point across without getting all nasty like some people do. I like that!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - November 13, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    Honestly that is why I don’t make and sell anything. How do I come up with a new font of my own, or a new design and make sure I”m not infringing on someone elses? Or make sure I’ve got the right license to use it? Too much complication and I wouldn’t want to accidentally use something for my profit that I wasn’t supposed to. I’m glad you spoke up. It is your time and money and you have a right to say how people can use your product.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - November 13, 2013 - 2:57 pm

    I’m so sorry that this happens to you. I love creating, but I also know that if it wasn’t from my own imagination in whole I shouldn’t be selling it to anyone else without first checking with the person who did do the creating! I try and use files for gifts (and hope that the receiver doesn’t in turn sell it. I suppose it would be good for me to include some kind of disclaimer that it shouldn’t be resold.)
    I’m glad to hear that you’re getting a commercial license. I hope that helps to bring to user’s attention that if they plan on selling anything with your files that they should first pay you for that privilege!
    Thanks for all you share with your designs! They make creating more fun!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - November 13, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    How sad that you had to address this! To me it’s just common sense that you can’t make a profit off of something someone else has created and to think that there are people out there who would do that makes me so sad (and angry too – shame on them!!) Thanks for all the time and money you put into your creations – I love them and am so grateful for your designs and creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Jenell - November 13, 2013 - 3:24 pm

    Well said, Kerri! Sometimes you just have to put it out there as a reminder!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Czapor - November 13, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    I am glad you posted this. You need to remind people of how the business works. I am so sorry you are experiencing troubles. I LOVE your products and so do my family!! Thanks for working so hard to help me be more creative!!!ReplyCancel

  • Von - November 13, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    So sorry you have to deal with this. :( Thanks for all you do to make creating with my Silhouette fun! Love love love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Lynette - November 13, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    I am so sorry you have to deal with this. This is so frustrating. Sometimes people forget the classic rules about stealing and cheating. Some people also forget that if they are not sure, they can at LEAST ask you about it first!
    Sometimes people forget that you can’t just use somebody else’s paper, stick your name on it, and turn it in for credit (I had this happen to me in middle school once—he got in trouble!). It’s the same with cuttable files, music, anything. I hope that getting the commercial licensing option goes through well for you, and that it helps decrease people’s cheating habits. Thanks for addressing this, and being frank. Like somebody else said, “You go girl!”ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - November 13, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    Sorry, Kerri. Good for you for speaking up. People need to be kept honest. I love your work and I’m grateful for you.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - November 13, 2013 - 8:22 pm

    Very nicely put, Kerri. Sorry you have to deal with this.ReplyCancel

  • Jewel - November 14, 2013 - 5:25 am

    So sorry this is happening to you Kerri. You have been so generous in sharing with us your wonderful work and am sad that there are people taking advantage of that. Unfortunately, it is a big problem with small business owners and I am happy you are saying something about it.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - November 14, 2013 - 8:29 am

    Kerri, sorry that you had to resort to writing this because of some people trying to profit off your talent and creativity. I pray it does not continue. I love the designs you create for us to make the most beautiful layouts and cards to share with our family, and the generations to come.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn N - November 14, 2013 - 10:17 am

    Well said. I think a lot of times creative work – both paid for and freebies alike are taken advantage of. It’s a shame and sad if you have the knowledge to take credit for something or worse sell something that you didnt create w/o a CU license. I love your designs, and get very excited to see a Friday freebie! – but I also have taken the time and made the investment in your classes which you very generously teach us how to make our own designs. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Paula - November 14, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Very well put, Kerri. Sorry you have been put in a position where it was required. I think you are fabulously talented & I love to learn from you.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - November 16, 2013 - 7:15 am

    I am so sorry to hear this, there are always those few that ruin it for everyone. I totally understand where you are coming from and you have to do what you have to do. I love your blog and enjoy your tutorials, your work is amazing! I am hoping to invest in the Cameo in the near future and can’t wait to create with your designs! Thank you for all your hard work and efforts! I appreciate what you do!ReplyCancel

  • christi in ma - November 22, 2013 - 10:49 am

    Thank you for posting this, Kerri. I see way too many people who don’t want to pay for files or images but do want to turn around and sell it. Just wait until someone notices them posting on Etsy and FB with their illegal Disney images. That will change their tune about commercial licenses. For sure.ReplyCancel


Today I have a really simple tutorial that makes the cutest little tag. It’s all about utilizing your resources in my world…never reinventing the wheel. So I used a bracket from a font and a box (rectangle) and made this:

(please ignore my very obvious dry hands. winter is on its way.)

Wanna know how?


Here’s a video for you:

  • Betty Shipe - November 12, 2013 - 10:48 am

    Love this Kerri. what kit is the merry & bright from????ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - November 12, 2013 - 11:05 am

      It’s not from a kit. I just typed the words Merry+Bright using the ever famous Bebas Neue font. :)ReplyCancel

  • Trish - November 12, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    OH wonderful! This is so cute and I am going to my software NOW to make one. The converting text to a compound path tip is really helpful.I have wondered why I have had trouble aligning dingbats or other font shapes. Yea for you! Thanks for the great video tutorial.
    PS I am really enjoying your “”Hello There class!ReplyCancel

  • Judy - November 12, 2013 - 5:45 pm

    Thanks for the video … it’s great! Just made one and it turned out really cute! And so easy!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - November 12, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    This is a great idea . Thanks so much for sharing. The video is really helpful.ReplyCancel

  • Kris - November 12, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    super stinking cute!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - November 12, 2013 - 8:03 pm

    How fun! Thank you for sharing those instructions with a video. The steps are very clear and I am eager to make one.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - November 13, 2013 - 4:12 am

    Thanks Kerri, that is one tutorial I will be trying out for sure. You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Paula - November 14, 2013 - 12:56 pm

    Fabulous & I like that they can be folded in half as file tabs too.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - November 15, 2013 - 9:47 pm

    Love It!! What a great idea – I remember doing this in Design Secrets, but what a great reminder to use what I have as opposed to looking for what I want. Thanks for sharing this technique!ReplyCancel

  • Sophia Allison - November 17, 2013 - 5:34 am

    Thanks for sharing this super cute tip, just did mine and love it…♥ReplyCancel

  • Sophia Allison - November 19, 2013 - 10:33 am

    Finally got it uploaded here is a link to see how I used your gorgeous little tag…♥♥♥

    • Kerri - November 19, 2013 - 1:04 pm

      That turned out darling! Thanks so much for sharing it. :)ReplyCancel

  • Shelley - August 5, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    I have tried multiple times to “subtract” and it won’t let me :( What possibly could I be doing wrong? Help, I love this design!ReplyCancel

For the Freestyle Sophisticates Collection Kit it is:


What a great page! I really love all the speech bubbles and the title/idea behind it.

Miriam Prantner
Arlington, VA


And the Designer Tape collection is:

CINDY – NOVEMBER 8, 2013 – 9:45 AM

I must say Nichol did an awesome job documenting Payton at age 9. Her layout is great!! Inspires me to try this with my grandsons now (thank you!!). Love the variety of washi; the paper is great too, but I’m a collector……..okay, “hoarder” and MUST use what I have (could be decades from now) before I buy more paper!!

Cindy – from Florida!!

Congratulations ladies! Email me at and I will get you all set up! :)

Goodness, me-oh my! Is it really Saturday already? I think this week has gone by too darn fast, if you ask me. We are down to our very last design team share and I am so sad that it’s come to an end!

I’m feeling in the Christmas spirit, I think. The music keeps sneaking into my iTunes (okay, so I unchecked them so they would play), I’ve been on Christmas decor duty for a church project, we bought our second Christmas tree this week and we will be decorating next weekend since Jordan is leaving the week before Christmas. Yes, we re starting early this year.

Even here at KBS we have some Christmas to share–and over at Bella Blvd! Darling Christmas stuff all around!

Let’s see what festive mood Naomi is sharing with us today.

[ Designs | A Very Retro Christmas (decorative cards) / Jingle All The Way ]

Merry and bright indeed. Love the colors and how she mixed in the decorative cards!

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win some Bella goodness in yesterday’s post. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow morning.

I am sooooo in the mood for a turkey dinner right now, by the way. Maybe next weekend when I have a little more time. We like doing the pre-Thanksgiving dinner, but we’re off to a late start this year.  Don’t really like them to be so close, but it is what it is.


  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - November 9, 2013 - 7:09 am

    Could you please tell me what font was used for the title? Beautiful page!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Coleman - November 9, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Love the use of the decorative cards and the “Jingle All The Way” title!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - November 9, 2013 - 7:48 am

    Love this page! I do appreciate the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Scantlin - November 9, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Love the combination of elements. Those PL cards aren’t just for PL.ReplyCancel

  • Lori P. - November 9, 2013 - 10:18 am

    Thank you Kerri! I love the layout and the sooooooo many ways you can use your title.ReplyCancel

  • Barb S - November 9, 2013 - 10:56 am

    Naomi’s page is beautiful.
    I’m in Schaumburg, IL. Thanks for the for all the goodness this week.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - November 9, 2013 - 1:06 pm

    Lovely layout and
    I like the title a lot.
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • deb pereira - November 9, 2013 - 1:07 pm

    So much amazing inspiration this week!ReplyCancel

  • Maggie Alvarez - November 9, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    WOW BEAUTIFUL!!! Loved the doily and the title!!! The colors!! the pics… OMG loved everything!!! Thank you so much..
    Abrazos form Mexico City…

  • Sandra ltb - November 9, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    very fun – love the die cuts!
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • Amy Myers - November 9, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    I love this layout!! It’s simply gorgeous. Yet another perfect combo of Kerri and Bella Blvd!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - November 9, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Love your christmasy layout. Love that you got so many photos but still had lots of room to embellish.ReplyCancel

  • Novene - November 9, 2013 - 7:23 pm

    Christmas, my favorite time of year, and…my favorite blog!ReplyCancel

  • Pamela McGillin - November 9, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    Beautiful LO, perfect & the spritz on the title… so good!ReplyCancel

Another great day here in the land of KBS! Oodles and oodles of fun. Should we start with the page? Giveaway? Page? Giveaway? I thiiiiink….let’s start with the page.

Today we something beautuiful and colorful from our sweet friend Nichol Magouirk.

[ DesignsWeathered Door AlphabetDid You Know (freebie) / XOXO (hearts) ]

Isn’t that just delightful and happy?
Love how she added her journaling to the Bella thought bubbles!

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I have always loved the bright, fun colors in every Bella Blvd collection plus I adore being able to mix & match collections on a single layout and still have everything “match”. For this layout about my daughter, I wanted to record some of her answers to a Q&A I did with her a few years ago and the though bubble stickers and shapes were the perfect way to showcase that journaling! I simply printed out the questions and answers on the Bella Blvd thought bubble stickers and cut-outs and added a title to a large word bubble sticker using Kerri’s Weathered Door Alphabet and “Did You Know” Freebie. I love how you can make any title, shape, etc. perfectly sized to match using the Silhouette! I finished my page with additional stickers, chipboard, some KBS die cut hearts (because I needed more and wanted them to match my page!) and a few dimensional embellishments.


And now, we’ve got another amazing giveaway! Some fabulous cash and/or prizes from Bella Blvd. Okay, it’s just prizes, no cash. It’s just fun to say…makes me feel like I’m on a gameshow. :)

Check it out.

One of you lucky people will win one of these!

Or these….

Gorgeous. On all counts!

To be entered, leave a comment with your name and where you are from and I’ll draw the two winners on Sunday! (U.S. residents only on this one please.)

Thank you Bella Blvd for some great cash and/or prizes!

If you’re wondering about the gift card giveaway, the winners have been announced in that post and have been contacted.

Now go on and skeedaddle on over to the Bella Blvd blog and see all the goodness being shared there!

  • Marcia Dehn-Nix - November 8, 2013 - 7:29 am

    I’ve been enjoying seeing all the wonderful creations this week. Will definitely be checking out your store!! Marcia from cold Minnesota, where its already winter.ReplyCancel

  • Margot - November 8, 2013 - 7:29 am

    Suwanee, GA – Gorgeous products! Thanks for the giveaway! :)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Thiede - November 8, 2013 - 7:32 am

    Woo hoo!! Would love to win!! I’m from MichiganReplyCancel

  • KM Miller - November 8, 2013 - 7:32 am

    Beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

  • tammy b - November 8, 2013 - 7:34 am

    oh those bright colors make me smile!
    tammy b, edmonds, WAReplyCancel

  • Carol - November 8, 2013 - 7:39 am

    Carol from Iowa :) What fun prizes!!ReplyCancel

  • Dayna - November 8, 2013 - 7:39 am


  • Sharon Burns - November 8, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Red Hill, PA
    Love your work. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Came from Bella Blvd.ReplyCancel

  • jennybean - November 8, 2013 - 7:51 am

    Jen from CT, would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - November 8, 2013 - 7:52 am

    I love Bella’s bright colors, too, and Nicole’s layout really makes them shine! It’s just so fun and cheery! I can’t help but smile! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Ruth – Western suburbs of Chicago, ILReplyCancel

  • ArlaMo - November 8, 2013 - 7:53 am

    Walla Walla, WAReplyCancel

  • erika demars - November 8, 2013 - 7:55 am

    What beautiful work thanks for the chance to win. I live in Canada but work in the USA with a mailing address. My name is Erika demarsReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - November 8, 2013 - 7:57 am

    What a great page! I really love all the speech bubbles and the title/idea behind it.

    Miriam Prantner
    Arlington, VAReplyCancel

  • Barb Mc - November 8, 2013 - 8:03 am

    I love this bright layout with all the cute speech bubbles. I like the Q & A format. The Bella Blvd collection is darling and would be welcomed into my stash!

    Olympia, WAReplyCancel

  • Cari - November 8, 2013 - 8:04 am

    Cari from Hagerstown, MDReplyCancel

  • Jill LeTempt - November 8, 2013 - 8:04 am

    I love this page!
    Sheridan WYReplyCancel

  • jacque - November 8, 2013 - 8:05 am

    How wonderful. I am Jacque and I live in TN :)ReplyCancel

  • Liz - November 8, 2013 - 8:14 am

    You are always so generous! Love your stuff and Bella Blvd.
    redwood City, CAReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - November 8, 2013 - 8:17 am

    From Tucson, AZ .. Judy Stiles
    Thanks for the opportunity to win such great products!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - November 8, 2013 - 8:20 am

    I just love your handwriting…I am so going to be shopping in your store over the next couple weeks! I loved the layout Nicole did. What a treasured keepsake she’s created for her daughter to look back on in years to come.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne J - November 8, 2013 - 8:35 am

    What a beautiful layout!
    Woodbury, MNReplyCancel

  • Deb W - November 8, 2013 - 8:39 am

    Just love the layout with the fun mix of ABCs!! Really need to do more of that on my layouts. I’m working on my albums in Pewaukee, WI! :)ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - November 8, 2013 - 8:40 am

    I’m loving the titles cut with the Bella Blvd! Loving the team up!! Great inspiration…I do love my Kerri cuts!ReplyCancel

  • michelle - November 8, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Love the papers and tapes. Either would be great.Thanks!.I’am from Coeur d’ Alene , Idaho.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alger - November 8, 2013 - 8:43 am

    Sue from Mukwonago, WI

    Great stuff!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - November 8, 2013 - 8:50 am

    Marilyn here from North Carolina. I love Bella Blvd and mixed with you and Nichol it can,t get any better. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Amy C. - November 8, 2013 - 8:52 am

    Lovely project! I’m from Indiana and would love to win this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Barnes - November 8, 2013 - 8:58 am

    Phoenix, AZReplyCancel

  • Judy R - November 8, 2013 - 9:11 am

    Wowza! Great prizes from BB!
    And pinning the LO from Nichol for later.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - November 8, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Diane from WA. As usual another amazing layout! Love the bright colors.ReplyCancel

  • Betty Shipe - November 8, 2013 - 9:17 am

    What a fun layout and fun giveaway………oh my that washi tape!!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - November 8, 2013 - 9:19 am

    Love seeing all of these great layouts.ReplyCancel

  • Karen P - November 8, 2013 - 9:22 am

    Karen P
    Richland, Washington

    Fabulous giveaway–thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa - November 8, 2013 - 9:27 am

    This layout is so cute and such a great way to document random facts about your child at a particular age. I can’t believe how much your daughter has changed since these photos were taken. My daughter is the same age and the transformation is constantly amazing me–I never quite realize how much until I look at photos of her from a few years back. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley C - November 8, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Lehi, UTReplyCancel

  • Carol W. - November 8, 2013 - 9:28 am

    Carol W.
    Kyle, Texas

    Beautiful layout! Love the cuts & design.ReplyCancel

  • Judi - November 8, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Nice giveaway
    White Bear Lake MNReplyCancel

  • Cindy - November 8, 2013 - 9:45 am

    I must say Nichol did an awesome job documenting Payton at age 9. Her layout is great!! Inspires me to try this with my grandsons now (thank you!!).
    Love the variety of washi; the paper is great too, but I’m a collector……..okay, “hoarder” and MUST use what I have (could be decades from now) before I buy more paper!!
    Cindy – from Florida!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Amyx - November 8, 2013 - 9:49 am

    Love this look! Beautiful layout!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Amyx - November 8, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Uh oh, didn’t follow directions!
    Porterville, CAReplyCancel

  • Celeste B. - November 8, 2013 - 9:55 am

    Love Bella Blvd.
    Celeste B.
    Fishers, INReplyCancel

  • Novene - November 8, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Oooooh My. To be so talented. It makes me want to create those inspirations into my day. Thank you for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Laura T. - November 8, 2013 - 9:57 am

    What beautiful prizes! Thanks for a chance to win.

    Laura T.
    North Canton, OHReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Miles - November 8, 2013 - 9:57 am

    Vanessa M
    Laurel, MDReplyCancel

  • Jo Harrison - November 8, 2013 - 10:03 am

    Love Bella Blvd! Stephanie has great paper line!

    Jo HReplyCancel

  • Lori McBurney - November 8, 2013 - 10:03 am

    She really has a talent for great scrapbook pages. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a prize. Hello from Metamora, IL.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth*S* - November 8, 2013 - 10:14 am

    AWESOME layout as usual! Nichol is so gifted and of course Bella Blvd and KBS make everything beautiful! ;) thanks for the chance to win. I’d be one happy turkey ;)ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - November 8, 2013 - 10:16 am

    Orem, UtahReplyCancel

  • Janetta Zeimetz - November 8, 2013 - 10:23 am

    I love Bella Blvd! Love the layout.

    Janetta Zeimetz

    Pella, IAReplyCancel

  • Tessa - November 8, 2013 - 10:58 am

    WOW! So beautiful! I love all of the bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - November 8, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Cute and colorful page. My name is Kelly from Tennessee.ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - November 8, 2013 - 10:59 am

    Such inspiration!!!!
    Westminster, CoReplyCancel

  • Kim H. - November 8, 2013 - 11:00 am

    Beautiful page! Love the products! :)
    Kim H. from Portland, ORReplyCancel

  • Nicole - November 8, 2013 - 11:11 am

    Pinehurst, NC

    Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win..ReplyCancel

  • Candy - November 8, 2013 - 11:30 am

    Kailua, HIReplyCancel

  • Shelly Jaquet - November 8, 2013 - 11:39 am

    How cute! These are my fave layouts to do… I really need to do a few more updated one for my kids!ReplyCancel

  • Laura K - November 8, 2013 - 11:46 am

    Ooh how beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win. Laura in Eagle Mountain Utah!ReplyCancel

  • April Buxa - November 8, 2013 - 11:49 am

    How have I not heard of Bella Blvd before this week?? I am very excited to get my hands on this new product! Thanks Kerri!
    -april b, Parker COReplyCancel

  • Jenny Skroski - November 8, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Wisconsin! Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Kirton - November 8, 2013 - 12:11 pm

    I just bought a Cameo Silhoutte and have been searching the internet for help and instructions on using it. Found your site and it most helpful. Thanks so much. Subscribed to your blog and looking forward to see what else is in store.
    Thanks so much.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn J - November 8, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    Love the colors. Great page. Thank you for having this.

    Sioux Falls, South DakotaReplyCancel

  • Susan Liles - November 8, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    That layout is fabulous! I love bright colors! Cheering you on from Fort Worth, TEXAS!ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon Metzger - November 8, 2013 - 12:19 pm

    Castle Rock, COReplyCancel

  • Elenora - November 8, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Elenora from Everett, WA. What an awesome giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Alison L - November 8, 2013 - 12:20 pm

    Alison L.
    Dardenne Prairie, MOReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon Metzger - November 8, 2013 - 12:21 pm

    Castle Rock, CO

    Love ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Morgan - November 8, 2013 - 12:27 pm

    I’m Sharon from Atlanta, Georgia. I absolutely love these and would love to add them to my collection! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya B - November 8, 2013 - 12:35 pm


    Sonya in Charlotte, NC.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - November 8, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    What great and beautiful giveaways! :)
    Yvonne in Austin, TXReplyCancel

  • Lori - November 8, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    Great stuff! Thanks for the opportunity! Lori from Franklin, WIReplyCancel

  • Belinda - November 8, 2013 - 12:46 pm


  • SueinMtVernon - November 8, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    These are just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win
    Sue in Alexandria VAReplyCancel

  • Belinda - November 8, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    Dallas, TX Awesomeness!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie Kaczynski - November 8, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    Angie from Milwaukee, WIReplyCancel

  • {vicki} - November 8, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    Vicki D
    Alto, GAReplyCancel

  • marylouh - November 8, 2013 - 12:52 pm

    I’m from Southern Illinois. Love the layout. So many elements and colors. The page really pops with energy. The Bella Blvd paper is great. It’s good to have paper that is fairly generic – not a lot of fussy pattern. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Dena Randall - November 8, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    What a GREAT giveaway!! I LOVE both of these things!
    Dena Randall
    Brighton, COReplyCancel

  • Janine morton - November 8, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    Oh my how I love just going on your site to see the wonderful ways that you think to combine colors and textures that I simply lack the eye to do!! You are gifted and I look forward to continuing to learn from you. Thank you..ReplyCancel

  • Maria - November 8, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    Your page is so vibrant,it colors me happy!!!
    Mifflinburg, PA (cow country….literally)ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - November 8, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    Another gorgeous project from Nichol! Love all the colors and cuts. :)
    Cynthia from Cypress, TXReplyCancel

  • Ann Smart - November 8, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    3 of my favorite things; KBS, Nichol, and Bella BLVD!
    Ann Smart from Louisiana.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - November 8, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    I’m loving all this inspiration. Thanks for sharing and for
    the opportunity to win.
    Judy Parma
    Selma, TXReplyCancel

  • Carol (ScrapMomOf2) - November 8, 2013 - 1:13 pm

    Awesome layout! So fun and colorful! Would love to win! Thanks for the chance! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie - November 8, 2013 - 1:27 pm

    Oh how pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Ange - November 8, 2013 - 1:30 pm

    Cute layout!
    Ange from IdahoReplyCancel

  • CLR - November 8, 2013 - 1:33 pm

    Beautiful page and pretty products. I am from Colorado.ReplyCancel

  • Wendi Lucchesi - November 8, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    I’m from St. Louis, Missouri! would love to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - November 8, 2013 - 1:40 pm

    I would love to win these supplies! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - November 8, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    Ooops… I forgot to list where I am from in my previous comment. I am from Lehi, UT.ReplyCancel

  • Janine morton - November 8, 2013 - 1:52 pm

    JANINE MORTON – NOVEMBER 8, 2013 – 12:58 PM
    Oh my how I love just going on your site to see the wonderful ways that you think to combine colors and textures that I simply lack the eye to do!! You are gifted and I look forward to continuing to learn from you. Thank you..
    Forgot!!: From midway UtahReplyCancel

  • Jean A Marmo - November 8, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Just amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa P - November 8, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    Love the fabulous layout you shared today. Bella is one of the happiest feeling products. I always love the colors and patterns of your lines.
    Lisa P, Colorado!ReplyCancel

  • Roxane - November 8, 2013 - 2:10 pm

    Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • dawn N - November 8, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Love the LO – what a great idea!
    Super prizes too Kerri – thanks for the chance to win (Pittsburgh PA)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda @ Click. The Good News - November 8, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    These are so cute! Thanks
    Amanda D in Houston, TXReplyCancel

  • Denise P - November 8, 2013 - 2:35 pm

    Denise Parcells
    Las Vegas, NVReplyCancel

  • Becca Hill - November 8, 2013 - 2:52 pm

    Becca Hill
    Oregon Coast

    Those are some mighty fine looking rolls of tape!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki B. - November 8, 2013 - 3:04 pm

    Sunny Central Florida!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Bradtke - November 8, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    The bright Bella colors have my name written all over them. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Michelle from Barrington, ILReplyCancel

  • Cindy Brooks - November 8, 2013 - 3:15 pm

    These happy colors and patterns make me smile!

    Cindy Brooks
    Beautiful NW MontanaReplyCancel

  • Lynette - November 8, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Lynette B.
    Hurricane UT
    I love this giveaway! Washi tape or paper? Can you really ever get enough? Oh and bakers twine too, that’s one of those things I can keep collecting. :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy Myers - November 8, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Amy Myers
    Mooresville, NC

    OMG! I love the Kerri and Bella team-up. Such beautiful stuff keeps coming out!ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - November 8, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    Ooh, 2 of my favorite things….paper and washi tape!
    Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Liz Lumsden - November 8, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    These are happy bright colors! washi or paper? washi or paper? Either would be gr8!

    I am from Round Rock, TXReplyCancel

  • Debby S - November 8, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Love the scrapbook age! And thanks for the chance to win!
    Debby from FloridaReplyCancel

  • Kathy T - November 8, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    More paper? Washi? YES! Thanks!
    Spartanburg, SCReplyCancel

  • Heather Robertson - November 8, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    love, love this project
    Heather, AlaskaReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant - November 8, 2013 - 4:13 pm

    Beautiful page! Love the fun colors!
    I am Denise from Penn Valley, CA. Thanks for a chance at 2 fabulous prizes! Love them both!ReplyCancel

  • Lesley C. - November 8, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    What a great giveaway!

    Lesley C. from San Jose, CAReplyCancel

  • Shane Cherney - November 8, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    Love the colors!
    Knoxville, TNReplyCancel

  • Tracey - November 8, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    OOOOOOH such pretty papers and washi!! I’m in still kinda warm California…desperately wishing for some cold breezy winter weather. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - November 8, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Love the paper with colors and patterns and the washi tape. I’m from Albuquerque, New Mexico but I moved back to California back in 2008 because of my health and my brothers missed me. So now I live in Antioch, California. Good luck everyone on the papers and or washi tape.


  • Tammy Davis - November 8, 2013 - 5:49 pm

    What great projects! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - November 8, 2013 - 6:12 pm

    Love the layout, my name is Kathy and I am from MinnesotaReplyCancel

  • Marcia Scantlin - November 8, 2013 - 6:21 pm

    Marcia from Bolivar, MO.ReplyCancel

  • Susan Polk - November 8, 2013 - 6:24 pm

    Love all the inspiration! I’m from Middletown, VA!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - November 8, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    love your blog. love this layout. your blog is so inspiring to me. love reading it all the time. thanks for the super fun friday give a way. oh, could it be my lucky day to win….
    thanks for the generous give a way.ReplyCancel

  • Robin Monosa - November 8, 2013 - 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the great lo’s on the blog. I love the ideas. Thanks for the chance to win. Could I be so lucky????
    Thanks for the give a way. I love to read your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Linda - November 8, 2013 - 6:39 pm

    I LOVE WASHY tape!!! this would be cool , and have a chance to win.
    I am from Chicago , IL thanks for doing the give aways. and all the freebies. love your designsReplyCancel

  • Tonya - November 8, 2013 - 6:57 pm

    Great LO! Love all the patterns! From Cali :)ReplyCancel

  • Deneen - November 8, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    Two of my favorites teaming up this is so much fun!
    Deneen, Manteca, CAReplyCancel

  • Diane - November 8, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    Beautiful!! I’m from sunny California!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - November 8, 2013 - 7:22 pm

    Hi. I love the papers and washi. The patterns and colors are terrific. I’m slow learning how to create cards. Watching alot of YouTube on it. Awesome. From Antioch, California. Thank you.


  • Jessica - November 8, 2013 - 7:32 pm

    Pocatello, ID

    Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Cobb - November 8, 2013 - 8:02 pm

    Janet Cobb from North Carolina! Hey, the prizes are as good as cash any day! Saves me from having to decide what to buy!ReplyCancel

  • DeenaS - November 8, 2013 - 8:15 pm

    Deena from Wilmington, NC. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra ltb - November 8, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    Sandra from Bethel, CT
    Sandra ltbReplyCancel

  • mechale Brewer - November 8, 2013 - 9:36 pm

    Cunningham, TNReplyCancel

  • Kailash - November 8, 2013 - 10:10 pm

    A lovely giveaway !! Thanks for a chance to win!!
    Kailash from Warrenville, Illinois

  • Iris Soscia - November 8, 2013 - 10:40 pm

    Great giveaway. I love Bella Blvd paper and washi tape.
    Iris S.
    St. Louis, MOReplyCancel

  • Brittany F - November 8, 2013 - 10:46 pm

    I stumbled across your blog last week and just love it! Thank you for sharing such great free files with us, also :)

    Brittany from St. Louis, MOReplyCancel

  • Lindy - November 8, 2013 - 11:38 pm

    Hello! It’s Lindy from Warrensburg, MO. Thanks for the great prizes Kerri and Bella Blvd.!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Tacoma - November 9, 2013 - 2:46 am

    Ruth Tacoma
    McBain, MichiganReplyCancel

  • Cathleen H. - November 9, 2013 - 5:22 am

    Cathleen from Atlanta would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Proctor - November 9, 2013 - 5:29 am

    I always love anything Nichol!! Bella and Nichol is perfect!!
    Cheryl from Ohio!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie (QSOgirl) - November 9, 2013 - 5:47 am

    Nichol’s layout is gorgeous (as always!)
    Natalie S.
    Ellicott City, MDReplyCancel

  • Linda Stewart - November 9, 2013 - 6:00 am

    I’m from Kansas and would love to win one of these beautiful and colorful prizes! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn E - November 9, 2013 - 7:02 am

    I love the colors and the fun in Nichol’s page! This is a great give-a-way and congrats to whoever the lucky winner is … thank you!

    Marilyn from Kokomo, INReplyCancel

  • ana roat - November 9, 2013 - 7:14 am

    I would love either one of these! Thanks for the chance!!

    Tracy, CAReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - November 9, 2013 - 7:14 am

    What fun giveaways! It feels like Christmas already.ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon - November 9, 2013 - 7:26 am

    Great giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa C - November 9, 2013 - 7:33 am

    Nichol’s use of your designs always inspires me. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m from Chicago :)ReplyCancel

  • Suz - November 9, 2013 - 7:39 am

    Love these bright colors!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - November 9, 2013 - 7:55 am

    Lovely! Both the paper pack and the Washi tape look so inviting!
    Betsy from northern CalifornaiReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Buckman - November 9, 2013 - 7:59 am

    Love these bright colors. I’d love to win them. From St. Louis, MO.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie - November 9, 2013 - 7:59 am

    Nichol has the greatest ideas, awesome giveaway!! I live in Alabama, originally from Indiana.ReplyCancel

  • Lara Walker - November 9, 2013 - 9:15 am

    This has been a GREAT week of inspiration!!!! I’m heading over to your store to grab some patterns!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Johnson - November 9, 2013 - 9:33 am

    This girl from Waukesha, Wisconsin would love to win!ReplyCancel

  • Teresabeg - November 9, 2013 - 9:51 am

    Thank you for all the great ideas. I am from Washington.ReplyCancel

  • Gina - November 9, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Gina from Georgia, love this!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Deneen - November 9, 2013 - 10:07 am

    So happy you both teamed up! Great inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • Lori P. - November 9, 2013 - 10:20 am

    Thank you for all the great idea’s.ReplyCancel

  • Barb S - November 9, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Love, love, love Nichol’s work.
    Barb in Schaumburg, IL. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Orme - November 9, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Wendy Orme, Fruit Heights, UT
    What a fabulous week on your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - November 9, 2013 - 11:53 am

    wonderful giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie D - November 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    I love all of these great partnership inspiration projects this week!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Thompson - November 9, 2013 - 2:19 pm

    Wowza. These are both greet. I Gould get into lots of trouble (time wise) with either of those.ReplyCancel

  • Teresag - November 9, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    Wow just look at all that wonderful tape. It would be great to have a big old stash like that of tape to choose from. Teresa and scrapping in Iowa.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Thomas - November 9, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Hi Kerri! You always crack me up. I love Nichol’s layouts, totally drool worthy! It’s an awesome giveaway and I’d love to win a collection pack. That is so sweet of you to offer it to us. Thank you for the inspiration. Take care.
    Kim from Perkasie, PA :)ReplyCancel

  • Carrie/scrapchick - November 9, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Thanks for the chance from Dousman, WI! LOVE! Especially the WASHI! (slight addiction!)ReplyCancel

  • Jackie W. - November 9, 2013 - 4:19 pm

    Hello! I live in Tennessee, Just south of Nashville. What a beautiful layout using such gorgeous papers and elements!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa L. ( Lisa's Creative Niche) - November 9, 2013 - 4:29 pm

    Wow so gorgeous, bright and fun! LOVE this line!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen M - November 9, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Beautiful work!
    I’m from north of Denver CO!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - November 9, 2013 - 5:33 pm

    Such a cute layout. Always love how Nichol puts her layouts together. What a talent!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl :) - November 9, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Just gorgeous!

    Cheryl in MissouriReplyCancel

  • Jeanette - November 9, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    Secaucus, NJReplyCancel

  • krafting kelly - November 9, 2013 - 6:07 pm

    These are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • DianeB - November 9, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    Love this!
    DianeB in central CA!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B - November 9, 2013 - 7:49 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Katie B - November 9, 2013 - 7:55 pm


    Severna Park, MDReplyCancel

  • Kathy jo Camacho - November 10, 2013 - 6:03 am

    Kathy Jo Camacho
    Wheeling, IL (just outside of Chicago.)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin O. - November 10, 2013 - 6:10 am

    You’re the best!! Kristin In Akron, OhioReplyCancel

  • Cindy Sowell - November 10, 2013 - 9:39 am

    Heppner, OregonReplyCancel

  • Karen Schroeder - November 10, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Love the prizes…great colors!

    Karen from Janesville, WisconsinReplyCancel

  • Elaine Bowman - November 10, 2013 - 4:39 pm

    What a great give away! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine Bowman - November 10, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Kanab, ut. BY THE WAY :)ReplyCancel

Wow! I was so loving all the inspiration shared on both blogs yesterday! I feel so motivated to make something…now if I just had a little time in my pocket. It seems to go so fast, does it not? As I look at this page from Layle, it just makes me think like it was only yesterday when we were doing the ‘Friday Night Lights’ routine with Zach playing football…and it’s been six years now. Six years.

Still baffled at where the time went and now my youngest has graduated too and leaving for eighteen months to Jacksonville. Kind of makes me hope that time goes fast too. ;) Except, I think I’m still only 28, right?

I love the simple and clean design of this page and how the title ‘plays’ such a major role. Throw in a few other elements, and voila! Lovely….just lovely.


[ Designs | Touchdown (word stack) ]

Here’s what Layle has to say:

We have two boys that have both played football for the last 4 years.  Would you believe it when I say that although I’ve taken literally thousands of football photos, this is the first football layout I’ve scrapped?!  Seriously!  Bella Blvd’s Making the Team collection was just what I needed to get started scrapping those football photos, especially the paper that I used to cut the word football – it has little footballs all over it – love that.  The chipboard stars just happened to be our school colors, so they were a perfect addition to my layout, along with the blue flag and that darling football flag.  Kerri’s Touchdown cut file was the perfect complement to the Making the Team collection.  Now I’m off to tackle scrapping the rest of the 5,278 football photos….  :)

Oh, and Layle, I think I have about that many photos with just one kid. ;)


Don’t forget to head on over to Bella Blvd’s blog to see all the fantubulous stuff there! And if you haven’t entered to win a gift card in yesterday’s post? You’d best be doin’ that because it ends at midnight tonight!
  • Cynthia Larson - November 7, 2013 - 9:36 am

    Great sport page. love the diecuts you made and the paper is perfect. I am a mom of a girl but can totally appreciate this. Sending link to my mom friends with boys. Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Diane - November 7, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    This is beyond fabulous! And I just happen to have a “few” football pictures of my son. Perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - November 7, 2013 - 9:36 pm

    Great layout.
    The cut out
    title is fun!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - November 8, 2013 - 7:54 am

    I love the clean look of this layout! You can really focus on the fabulous pictures! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Mendi Yoshikawa - November 8, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Love your layout! I’m always drawn to layouts with clean lines that use the “B” side prints and your embellishments are the perfect finishing touch. :)ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - November 8, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    Great layout. I never had any of these pictures – after one year my son decided football wasn’t for him. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - November 8, 2013 - 5:50 pm

    I love this layout!ReplyCancel