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Welcome! I’m so excited for the Studio Calico blog hop today!
It’s a BIG day! Lots of goodies to share!

As you may or may not know (depending on if you’re new here ;) ), I am a huuuge Silhouette fan! Digital cutting in general is just an ever-so dreamy way to scrap for me. I could live scrap on cardstock and Silhouette alone.

And now, Studio Calico + Susan Weinroth have a brand new Silhouette class called Cut It Out

The teachers in this class are phenomenal!
Even our very own creative team members Nichol Magouirk and Robyn Werlich can be found there!
Oh, and the ever-so delightful Jen Gallacher too!
The list goes on and on, really.

Their objective? To help you make Silhouette an integral part of your crafting goodness.

And I’m alllll for that!

And just when you think it couldn’t get any better,
did you see the class kit???


Here’s a little bit about the class:

It’s time to CUT IT OUT. You already know that your Silhouette is a pretty amazing machine, and Susan Weinroth wants to help you put it to work on your pages and cards. In this self paced class, we’ll be exploring a handful of basic techniques and fun cutting materials, but the real focus of the class is helping you make your Silhouette an integral part of your projects. Susan is joined by a talented group of contributors (Ali Edwards, Nichol Magourik, Lisa Dickinson, Jen Gallacher, Lexi Bridges, Robyn Werlich, Becky Novacek, Sasha Farina, Rebecca Trump, Shanna Noel, Julie Campbell, Lilith Eeckels, and Nicole Harper) and they will be showing you step by step just how they make using their Silhouette a part of their design process. The PDFs will contain 20 layouts, 3 cards, and a countless number of tips that will leave you inspired and ready to CUT IT OUT on your next project!

This class is sponsored by Silhouette America, and every student will receive a $10 download card to the Silhouette Online Store. We’ve also put together a collection of cool exclusive cuts from Studio Calico, Ali Edwards, and Kerri Bradford Studio and a printable PDF of journaling cards and accents. 

While supplies last, Cut It Out students will also receive a class kit including vellum, American Crafts POW glitter paper, WRMK Washi Paper, Silhouette Sticker paper and an exclusive stamp set. 

Registration for Cut It Out ends on October 31st, and class starts November 1st. 


Oh, and then there’s the icing on the cake . . . the freebies!!!
You can see all of them HERE. And yes, there’s some there from me too!

Wanna see what I made with mine?
(I know, if you’re a fan here, you’re thinking to yourself, ‘She actually did a page??’ ;) )


I used the freebie  flourish and  background that I made for the SC class on this one.
That’s me, keeping it sweet+simple. I told ya I could practically live scrap on cardstock alone.

The title I made in the set of freebies didn’t quite work with the photos I wanted to scrap,
so I decided to do this Friday Freebie today . . .

To download it–forever free–click HERE.


As you can see, I used the word for something more than its ‘true’ meaning.
And that is my very first experience using washi tape. I feel so proud of myself. ;)

 
And you just know, that on a day like today there’s got to be some of this:



Those fabulous people there at Studio Calico have graciously allowed me to
give away a seat + kit to their new class!!

Oh, happy day!

But wait, there’s more!

I’m giving away a couple of these as well!

 To be entered, just leave your name+where you’re from and tell me what
 your favorite style of shapes are to use
and I will draw the winners on Sunday night!



And now, for all the Studio Calico madness, you must check out all these blogs!
And oh yeah, they are giving away $5 Studio Calico gift cards too!

With the exception of the SC blog–which happens to be giving away one of my gift cards and Susan who is also giving away a seat in the class+a kit!

Studio Calico / Ali Edwards
Susan Weinroth
–> Kerri Bradford <–
Becky Novacek
Jen Gallacher
Julie Campbell
Lexi Bridges
Lilith Eeckels
Lisa Dickinson
Nichol Magouirk
Nicole Harper
Rebecca Trump
Robyn Werlich
Sasha Farina
Shanna Noel


This is a grand way to start off the weekend, is it not???

 

[ this contest is now closed. ]

Caroline D - October 12, 2012 - 6:15 am

Kerri!! That page. Oh. It makes me want to drop everything and lift it RIGHT NOW.
I’m from Mentor, Ohio. I think my favorite shapes are words and borders. And the class looks crazy fun!

Margie Visnick - October 12, 2012 - 6:16 am

Wow, super prizes, thank you for a chance to win! I love your titles, and for shapes, I probably use Christmas die-cuts the most! Thanks for the awesome freebie!

Dolly - October 12, 2012 - 6:16 am

That IS a great way to start the weekend!!
Thanks for the file!
GREAT LO Kerri! You did great with the Washi too! TFS
Name- Dolly
From- BC
Favorite shapes- Well do your titles count?? Because that IS my favorite Sil cuts but if not I love Background paper designs. :D

Jenny A - October 12, 2012 - 6:26 am

I can’t wait for this class to start! I’m really loving any of the chevron and arrow shapes. Thanks for a chance!

Jenny, San Diego

Amy Coose - October 12, 2012 - 6:31 am

Great layout, and I love the freebie! Thanks for the chance to win, I am loving all kinds of basic shapes right now.

Amy from Chantilly, VA

Maggie @ Midwestern Girl - October 12, 2012 - 6:33 am

LOVE the page, Kerri! And thank you so so much for a chance to win!!! My favorite shapes right now are (surprise, surprise…)chevron, stars, arrows…;)

Thanks, again!
maggie@midwesterngirldiy.com

Angela Dennison - October 12, 2012 - 6:35 am

Angela from Nova Scotia, Canada

Sounds like a great class! I can not pick one “shape” I use your photo templates, titles and This&That kits ALL the time!!

KathleenD - October 12, 2012 - 6:50 am

What perfect timing! I just got my machine yesterday. For the moment, I love flourishes, harlequins and chevrons. Next month it may be something totally new! Oh, I forgot LOVE arrows with word art!

Laura G - October 12, 2012 - 7:07 am

Hi! Laura G from Chicago and my favorite right now are labels in all shapes and sizes!

Susan Kopp - October 12, 2012 - 7:09 am

My name is Susan Kopp and I am from Liberty, Missouri. I find I love typography along with butterflies, birds, and birdcages. I am trying to create wordart using typography and one of those shapes together…not quite there but working on it. I love the flourish on your page and I would love to win a seat in the class. Thanks!

Lindsay - October 12, 2012 - 7:11 am

Great page! Looking forward to the class. My favorite shapes right now are chevrons and triangles. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Kat - October 12, 2012 - 7:21 am

Oooh, cute page! I’m Kat from Ontario and I love accent type shapes like leaves, tabs and things that I can plunk down throughout my project life :)

Rhadonda - October 12, 2012 - 7:22 am

Rhadonda Sterling, IL I love to cut titles. By the way the class kit was gone by October 1, had to get in early on that one. But the class still looks awesome. Hoping to win as i just bought your color class (awesome by the way) and not sure if i can afford another one. Thanks for the generosity.

Dawn Howells - October 12, 2012 - 7:24 am

I am Dawn from eastern PA! My favorite shapes are titles and words – and your titles and words are my favorites!

Thanks for a chance in the giveaway! And, thanks for the freebie!

marilyn secor - October 12, 2012 - 7:33 am

I love the wordart shapes. I could never have enough!

Cindy - October 12, 2012 - 7:33 am

Hello Kerri……Cindy here from SUNNY Florida (Ocala – horse country, to be exact). My current favorite shapes are anything that is found in nature, but could use some cloud designs. Love all of your designs, especially the phrases and cursive words!

Cristina - October 12, 2012 - 7:36 am

Thank you so much for the file!! I love to use my Silhouette for print and cut, but lately I’ve been loving to use it to cut out words and titles. I’m excited about this class!!
Cristina from NY

Rhadonda - October 12, 2012 - 7:38 am

I will correct myself. Good news…it appears Studio Calico is trying to get more class kits and they currently are back in stock. Sweet.

jerk - October 12, 2012 - 7:39 am

Really amazing looks !
This page is terrific.
I hope to join the class and perform my silhouette

Christine Lauer - October 12, 2012 - 7:42 am

First thank you for the download. Secondly, thank you for making me aware of this class, I just signed up. Thirdly, thank you for the chance to win a spot! I’m really new to Cameo, but I’ve purchaed some of your kits and am experimenting with cutting words out. Chris in Pennsylvania!

Dena - October 12, 2012 - 7:48 am

I’m from Cranesville, PA and I would love a chance to win this! I just got my Silhouette so that i can cut out words.

JillT - October 12, 2012 - 7:57 am

Thanks for the chance @ a gift certificate to your cuts. Hoping a win of class registration means a credit — since I already registered!

Mernin - October 12, 2012 - 7:59 am

I’m new to your blog – can’t wait to start looking! Thanks for the chance to win – I’m enrolled already and can’t wait for the class to start!!

Margrethe - October 12, 2012 - 8:02 am

I just love ready-made words and phrases :)

Cindy Stich - October 12, 2012 - 8:03 am

I’m from Cantrall, IL and if I have to be honest my most used shapes are basic circles & squares. I have found it is easier to cut an entire page of the shapes I need rather than digging out my paper punches. (Especially since I have been whipping up numerous cheerleader gifts prior to every game.)

Nikki - October 12, 2012 - 8:05 am

Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win. :)

lori lewis - October 12, 2012 - 8:05 am

Lori from Monroe Center, Il. I like words the best.

Gillian Nelson - October 12, 2012 - 8:05 am

Beautiful page, Kerri! I’m a big fan of your shapes. :) Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this class. My favorite shapes to cut are text/handwritten words.

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Halliday - October 12, 2012 - 8:07 am

I’m from southwestern Ontario. I’m waiting for my Cameo to arrive so I don’t have a favourite shape yet. I love the idea of the words and phrases though. Can’t wait to start playing!

Karen S - October 12, 2012 - 8:07 am

I’m Karen from Federal Way, WA and I use the silhouette often to make titles and shapes for cards. My current favs are your Halloween designs!

Danielle Higginbottom-Brown - October 12, 2012 - 8:07 am

Thanks for the chance! Super excited for the class and for the free file!!!!
daniellehigginbottom at hotmail dot com

Cindy - October 12, 2012 - 8:08 am

I forgot to add in my earlier post……..Thank you so much for the freebie! It’s great.

Karen W. - October 12, 2012 - 8:08 am

Thanks for the chance to win! I just got my Cameo a month ago and would love some tips!

Zarah - October 12, 2012 - 8:11 am

Love that LO – and isn’t washi fun?! :D
Fave shape… well – I am still new to the Silhouette (2 days! ;)) but I would have to say, so far, it’s polaroid frames. Does that count? Oh, and I’m from Sweden and can’t wait for the class! :D

Kim - October 12, 2012 - 8:14 am

My name is Kim and I am from Conyers, Georgia. I love using my Silhouette! I think my favorite thing to cut out is titles. Thank you for the freebie!

Emmanuelle - October 12, 2012 - 8:19 am

I just ordered the cameo so this class would be perfect! thanks for the chance to win

Helena - October 12, 2012 - 8:20 am

Love our layout! I am wishing for a Silhouette for Christmas/my birthday. Can’t wait for the class to begin! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Leah - October 12, 2012 - 8:20 am

love that background…and thanks for the friday feebie!

karen malloy - October 12, 2012 - 8:25 am

so excited for this class. i shamefully have a brand new silhouette sd that has never even been out of the box. (insert blushing here)

Teryl - October 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

Great give away! Thanks so much for the free shape and the inspiration.
My favorite shapes are handwritten titles, tabs, and labels.
Teryl from Idaho

Susan B. - October 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

Thanks Kerri for the freebie! Love it! I’m Susan from Michigan and I love any shape from nature, particularly trees! Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy S. (AmyBugCrafts) - October 12, 2012 - 8:31 am

The class looks AMAZING. I am currently in Texas always in transit being a military wife. ;)

I love all sorts of die cut labels and phrases as that is what I seem to use the most.

Ellie Augustin - October 12, 2012 - 8:34 am

As if we don’t love you enough! OHH this class looks like it would be so much fun! Happy Friday

deb duty - October 12, 2012 - 8:35 am

My favorite shapes right now are chevrons and arrows!
Deb Duty
Baton Rouge LA

Tanya - October 12, 2012 - 8:38 am

Tanya, from Oklahoma City! :) My favorite shapes for awhile have been the ones compatible with Project Life (and of course the KBS doggie kit)!

K in PA - October 12, 2012 - 8:38 am

Why my favorite shapes to use are yours of course! I’m especially fond of your Christmas shapes and titles. Thanks for the freebie and the chance to wn!

Linda Sweeney - October 12, 2012 - 8:40 am

Linda Sweeney from Sisters, Oregon…I seem to be using alot of flourishes lately been scrappin’ our son’s wedding

Lisa Geraty - October 12, 2012 - 8:41 am

I’m Lisa from a Dixon, a small town in Northern California and my favorite shape to cut out would have to be a flower.

Lynne - October 12, 2012 - 8:42 am

I am Lynne and I am from Colorado Springs, CO. I love words and backgrounds cut on my Silhouette! Thanks for the chance to win!

Andrea Garland - October 12, 2012 - 8:48 am

Hi, I’m from Lima – Peru. My favorite shapes to cut soon with my new Silhouette will be flowers and titles. I’m so excited I can’t wait until Nov 1st… I bought my Silhouette and tomorrow is arriving wooho!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Meghan C - October 12, 2012 - 8:51 am

Freebie is perfect for scrapping my little brothers homecoming pics!! I’m so pumped for the class to start, it looks freakin amazing!

Ali TS - October 12, 2012 - 8:53 am

Hi, I’m Ali from London town in the UK. I’m really a circle kind of girl, but I do have a big soft spot for arrows too.

Mabel M - October 12, 2012 - 8:58 am

Hi Kerri, thanks for the chance to win this super fun class and goodies, I’m signed up but love your work and here’s my data

I’m Mabel from Spain, never used Silhouette before but love the stripe shapes and handwritten fonts, seriously thinking in buy a Cameo

Thanks again

Lisa - October 12, 2012 - 8:59 am

I’m Lisa from Atlanta. I love to cut text – titles, accents whatever it is that has letters in it!

Sheryl B. - October 12, 2012 - 8:59 am

My name is Sheryl, from Austin, MN. I love to cut word phrases and any kind of arrows with my Cameo!

Marla H. - October 12, 2012 - 9:00 am

Great page and what an amazing giveaway. I am from Southern Oregon and would LOVE to use my Silhouette more for my scrapbooking pages. I use mainly flowers, hearts, and embellishment item shapes for my Silhouette. Thanks for a chance to win!!

rossana - October 12, 2012 - 9:06 am

Thank you so much for the chance to win!!!

Lauren // readysetlove - October 12, 2012 - 9:08 am

What a gorgeous page!
Can’t wait for the class. :)

Luaren

Amy Hanks - October 12, 2012 - 9:20 am

My name is Amy Hanks. I live in Lehi Utah. And I can’t believe you’re asking me to name my favorite style of shape! I love them all, though I am partial to a few designers! Ok, if you insist, my favorite shapes are boxes. I buy every one that comes into the Silhouette store. I also love, love your This + That kits. They are to die for! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Jeanette C - October 12, 2012 - 9:22 am

This is Jeanette from Montreal, Quebec in Canada.
That class looks AMAZING!
My favorite thing to cut using my Silhouette are Words and phrases! Yup, I love how they look on my pages and projects!

Sandra M. - October 12, 2012 - 9:22 am

Sandra from Port Coquitlam, Canada
Luv ALL your designs!

mrsci - October 12, 2012 - 9:25 am

Hi Kerri! I usually love any shapes I can work into my PL album. Thanks for the chance to win!

sandi m - October 12, 2012 - 9:27 am

Loving your LO! My favorites are your backgrounds and word phrases. Anxiously awaiting this class from Wichita Falls, TX.

Laina Millson - October 12, 2012 - 9:30 am

So excited about this class!
I love typography, so fonts and word combos are my favourite.
Laina from ONtario Canada.

jamie - October 12, 2012 - 9:31 am

fantastic give away!!!
and this class looks like so much fun.
my fav cuts are words and am loving icons like hearts, arrows, chevrons and the like.
~jamie from colorado

Suz - October 12, 2012 - 9:32 am

Suz in Washington.
Favorite shapes…words (and flourishes!)

Thank you! I love the freebie. :)

Joanne - October 12, 2012 - 9:32 am

Hi. My name is Joanne, I am from Hayward, CA.
My favorite shapes to use are letters and titles, and cutting out designed backgrounds.

Kris Bjorngjeld - October 12, 2012 - 9:40 am

Great lay out!! My favorites right now are titles!!
Kris
Minnesota

Erin S. - October 12, 2012 - 9:46 am

Awesome layout! It’s giving me some great ideas for some pages.

Erin
Bloomington, IL

Beth - October 12, 2012 - 9:48 am

Beth from Noblesville, IN

I love using my Silhouette for almost everything, but lately I’ve been doing a lot of different borders with it. Always makes a nice little accent on a page or card.

Thanks, Kerri, for all you do for us!

Audrey V - October 12, 2012 - 9:48 am

I need to be the president of your fan club. I LOVE this layout. I already registered for the Cut it Out class, and I’m currently taking your Just Add Color class. I’ve been pretty busy this year, so I didn’t feel like I really absorbed your first 3 Silouette classes, so I am currently re-watching all of the videos. So this is KBS weekend, woo hoo! My favorite style of shapes are geometric.
Audrey from Colorado

Ruth G - October 12, 2012 - 9:50 am

I love that you scrapped! So much fun! Awesome graphic background and wonderful title and embellishment! TFS!
I pretty much adore graphic words/titles to use on layouts!
I don’t have a Silhouette :*[, but maybe the class could still work for me if there are svg files that I could use???

Kelly M - October 12, 2012 - 9:50 am

I’ve never used a die cutting machine so, I don’t really have a favorite shape. I am really looking forward to being able to cut out some cool looking titles (no more hunting for a set of Thickers with enough e’s). I odered the Cameo bundle too.

Connie O. - October 12, 2012 - 9:52 am

Connie from WA

I am not sure I have a favorite I tend to go LO buy LO adding whatever it might need….but I am loving titles……Thanks for the chance Kerri!

Cathy - October 12, 2012 - 9:56 am

I am working slowly on getting to know my Cameo, but I love it. I have bought an eclectic bunch of shapes and sentiments, but I know I don’t like anything that’s too elaborate. I recently used the London 2012 shape for my Project Life and it was great fun! Because of Kerri’s first class, I was able to group and ungroup as I saw fit. Even my physics “doctor” was impressed!
Cathy
greater metropolitan Orlando (Casselberry, FL)

Amber - October 12, 2012 - 10:06 am

Hi I’m Amber from Arizona and I love cutting holiday shapes from my Silhouette. Yesterday I cut out the witch from your All Hallows Eve set (super tiny – one inch high) and she’s perfect!

Amy O - October 12, 2012 - 10:06 am

Amy from Bloomington, IL.
I guess I mostly use frames, borders and backgrounds.

Carolyn E - October 12, 2012 - 10:12 am

Carolyn from Florida.
I would have to say titles right now. I’ve just scrapped my first page in almost 2 years the other day and used my Silhouette! I’ve had it for a couple of years, but since getting pregnant, having the baby and now, chasing after toddler, I haven’t had the motivation to use it to it’s potential! Hoping to get back to creating!

Charlene - October 12, 2012 - 10:14 am

I am in Winnipeg, Canada. As for shapes, I love those squares/rectangles with the blocky text in it!

Annette Abrahamson - October 12, 2012 - 10:16 am

Hi-ya, Annette here from Seattle, WA….and as far as shapes go, i’m all about the words and phrases! love ‘em!

Nancy Barnes - October 12, 2012 - 10:16 am

Phoenix, AZ – I love simple shapes with a little bit of fun thrown in – like a star with a flourish either cut out or trailing from one of the points. Oh, that’s it! Simple with a bit of drama for good measure!!

Deb L - October 12, 2012 - 10:18 am

So excited you’re a part of this class! The sneaks are amazing, and I’m waiting on pins & needles for the first day of class!

Janeen Beuchel - October 12, 2012 - 10:19 am

Oh Kerri! I love your diecuts! And an awesome class and giveaway. So excited to join you all on this exciting Silhouette adventure. :) I seem to be particularly drawn to word diecuts and love having lots of words to mix and match for titles. Thanks again!

Lisa Spiegel - October 12, 2012 - 10:23 am

I can’t wait for class to start…love the freebie…words are my favorite!!

zgagi - October 12, 2012 - 10:25 am

I’m Agnieszka from Poland. I’m new on the Cameo bandwagon (I got it on Monday) but so far I love arrows and journaling cards for PL.
Thanks for the generous givaway.

Karen S - October 12, 2012 - 10:29 am

Love the giveaways – the class will be so inspirational! Thanks Kerri!

Kerren - October 12, 2012 - 10:30 am

Kerren from BC, Canada
I love straightforward shapes – arrows, labels, speech bubbles with titles and sayings.

Karen N. - October 12, 2012 - 10:33 am

Elyria, Ohio here…the class looks and sounds wonderful. Use my Cameo for borders, titles and creating my own accent embellishments.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Christie Wildes - October 12, 2012 - 10:43 am

Yay – you did a page!! I am loving all the freebies with this class. I am so glad I signed up…hoping to win a refund. hehe

Thanks for the chance.

Leslee Cotterell-Barrow - October 12, 2012 - 10:44 am

Just took the plunge and entered the Cameo world. Hope there isn’t much of a learning curve. Love your designs and look forward to adding them to my scrapbook pages. Thanks for the giveaways.
Leslee in Montana

Erika Bardo - October 12, 2012 - 10:46 am

Such awesome give-a-ways! Thanks for the chance to win!

Great job on the layout btw. I need to pull my washi out and start using it more as well!

Lori Y - October 12, 2012 - 10:49 am

Lori Y from Iowa. I’m new to the Silhouette, and I’m loving your shop :). Favorites of mine seem to be the words and titles.

Laura M - October 12, 2012 - 10:49 am

Already signed up for the class! Can’t wait.

I’m from Connecticut.

Trish - October 12, 2012 - 10:50 am

Love the designs! I’m from Bend, Or. Favorite shapes would be anything from a This and That kit and scallops.

Jennifer Brake - October 12, 2012 - 10:52 am

I usually use shapes to make patterned backgrounds or fancy titles :) Thanks for the chance to win! -Jen from Alberta, Canada

Kirsten B in MN - October 12, 2012 - 10:53 am

I’m from Minnesota and I am currently loving chevrons, but I would love more handwritten words!

LindaH - October 12, 2012 - 10:53 am

Thanks so much for the “Home” file–your word art is so great to have. I am liking backgrounds right now–circles, in particular. Appreciate the drawing as well–from southeast Wisconsin.

Marilyn Nimmo - October 12, 2012 - 11:03 am

Love the layout! My favorite shape is words and hexagons.

Monica Brown - October 12, 2012 - 11:12 am

Monica
Orlando, FL
Do I have to pick one? Well, I am loving the chevrons and hexagons right now. :)

Kerri - October 12, 2012 - 11:13 am

This is for you LIndsay. :)
I’m excited about the class and thanks for the freebie!

Sarah Cole - October 12, 2012 - 11:26 am

Sarah
Canada
What an exciting class! I love my Cameo and I really like handwritten words. Thank you for “home”. I have a quite a few layouts that will be perfect for.

Kerry C. - October 12, 2012 - 11:29 am

I have not been able to sign up for any classes lately due to money issues but this looks like one that I really NEED!
My name is Kerry I am from North Carolina and I love to use cursive word shapes. I cannot wait to use the “home” cut-thank you for sharing it!

nonni - October 12, 2012 - 11:29 am

hi,I’m Nonni from Ca. and I love to cut PHRASES!

Linda M. - October 12, 2012 - 11:33 am

I’m Linda from Oregon and right now my favorite shapes are arrows!! Thank you Kerri!!

scrappycat - October 12, 2012 - 11:50 am

I’m Saskia from Belgium and I just ordered my Cameo last week. I can hardly wait to test this little beauty….
As I have no experience yet, I don’t know what kind of shapes I will use most, but for the moment I’m quite interested in polaroid frames with words cut out from the bottom part.

Laraco - October 12, 2012 - 12:04 pm

Love everything about this and bought a silhouette specially so need all the help I can get x

Diane - October 12, 2012 - 12:14 pm

I’m Diane from WA. Right now my favorite shapes are phrases and words. They are so easy to cut and make my layouts look so much better. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Suzzi - October 12, 2012 - 12:20 pm

My comment isn’t for the give -a- way.I love all styles myself, because it doesn’t limit the creativity only leads to it. I wanted to say thanks for home svg.

Thanks again.

Beth Ann - October 12, 2012 - 12:20 pm

I am from NW Ohio and am a complete newbie to the Cameo and cutting. I think my favorites are definitly going to be words/phrases and flourishes. Cannot wait for class!

Lara Read - October 12, 2012 - 12:31 pm

SC sold me when they said Kerri Brandford :) thanks for the freebie!

Lara Read
in PG UT
i love the classic circle.

Shelbie - October 12, 2012 - 12:37 pm

I just discovered the beauty of the die cutting world! :) Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class. This would be fantastic. Oh, and I’m from N. CA.

Sally - October 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Kerri-
Amazing as usual!- the page, the shapes, all of it!
I love all things flowers and butterflies.
Sally
Woods Cross, Utah

Laura K - October 12, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Laura here from Eagle Mountain Utah. I have to say that flourishes are probably my favorite shape to cut. They just add so much interest and movement to anything. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

Sheri E. - October 12, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Portland, OR–I NEED this class. I know I don’t use my Silhouette to it’s full potential. And I use it a lot. I like using a lot of titles and words, or shapes that fit my layout theme.

Aimee - October 12, 2012 - 12:58 pm

I’m Aimee from South Mississippi. I love all shapes but I think words are my favorites. :)

Sylvia - October 12, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Thanks so much!!! Love the cut files and the colors! And the freebie, for sure!

LinhC - October 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

LinhC from Birmingham, AL.

Fave style is words.

janis m - October 12, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Hi Keri!

Thousand Oaks, CA I think that flourishes are my fav shape. And I was VERY impressed to see a page from you, woo hoo. It came out awesome, you should do more! :-)

thx so much for the giveaways- super cool!! Happy Friday to you :-)

Viji - October 12, 2012 - 1:13 pm

I love how simple but still attractive your layout is! I am viji. It is actually a short name for a very LONG name:) my favorite shapes are words like your title and hexagons, argyle etc! I live in Houston, tx .Thanks for the chance!

MelissaO - October 12, 2012 - 1:15 pm

This class looks amazing! Thanks for the freebie, and the chance to win.

Ashley C - October 12, 2012 - 1:16 pm

Ashley from Lehi, Ut. I love box shapes.

Cheryl L - October 12, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Kerri-
Your designs are amazing!!!Thanks so much for the giveaway and the freebie. Right now I love word art designs and background patterns.
Cheryl from Keytesville, MO.

Keianna Price - October 12, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Keianna P.
St. Louis, MO

My fave shapes are cards and tags for journaling. I also do a fair amount of print and cut.

Brooke - October 12, 2012 - 1:30 pm

Can’t wait for this class! I’m a newbie to Silhouette. So exciting! Thanks for a chance at the great giveaways!

Adriana P. - October 12, 2012 - 1:41 pm

I would love to win a seat in the class or a gift certificate to your store!! I am from the Fredericksburg, VA area and I love geometric background designs or welded word art. Your designs rock!

Kathleen - October 12, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Love your layout and all the goodies you designed for this class! My favourites to use will be (my Cameo is still to arrive) the fonts/words & phrases and the backgrounds.
Thanks so much for the chance to win!

cannycrafter - October 12, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I’m from the UK and I am a relative newbie with my Silhouette. Love making pennants at the moment! Caroline

Jessica Dougherty - October 12, 2012 - 1:43 pm

I’m Jessica Dougherty & I live in Jefferson, Texas, a small historic town in East Texas (near the Louisiana border). I love cutting out various Chevron patterns to use on my layouts.

marie-eve - October 12, 2012 - 1:43 pm

Thanks for the freebie!!
I’m from France and I love background files!
Thanks for the chance

rhonda nickol - October 12, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Love your page! I am Rhonda from the heart of it all state OHIO and I am just a wee bit obsessed with ARROWS! Thanks for the chance to win!

clippergirl - October 12, 2012 - 1:50 pm

I’m Elizabeth, from Burnaby, BC, Canada. Right nw, I am loving fonts and tags!

Suz - October 12, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Love your designs Kerri! In fact, I used one of your Christmas designs last year for the cover of my DD! Love it!

Thanks for the chance to win!
Take care you!
Suz

LouAnn V - October 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm

I love the background on your page. The shapes that I tend to use most are scalloped cirlces and frames and of course letters.

LouAnn from Southern California

Michelle L. - October 12, 2012 - 2:02 pm

I love cutting with your holiday-themed shapes. :)

Michelle L.
Minneapolis, MN

Heather L - October 12, 2012 - 2:11 pm

Heather L
Tri-Cities, WA

I’m all about words/titles and item silhouettes at the moment. I <3 my silhouette!

Mandy Blake - October 12, 2012 - 2:34 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh id love to win a seat in the class or your voucher!!! i see you have created the cat kit!!!
cannot wait to have a closer look at that!!! how fun!!

Theresa - October 12, 2012 - 2:39 pm

I love backgrounds! Thanks!

Christine BK - October 12, 2012 - 2:48 pm

Thank you Kerri for helping to set up this class- I am soooo excited! I have had a Silhoutte for a little while, but have by and large mostly used my Cricut. I have used the Cricut for Girl Scout scrapbooking/art projects (I’m a leader), making goodie bags for my daughter’s birthday. I have not gotten the hang of the Silhoutte though yet and would love to get a walk through.
Can’t wait for the class to start!!!!!!!

Kim - October 12, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Hi, I am from the Netherlands and I love al kinds of designs! But I mostly use words and phrases. This is such a great class that I really hope to win!

Natasha - October 12, 2012 - 3:05 pm

Lovely page Kerri! And thanks for the chance to win :)

Karen W - October 12, 2012 - 3:15 pm

My favorite thing to cut is word art and titles. Thanks for the freebie! I know it will come in handy.

Claire Mathieson - October 12, 2012 - 3:21 pm

I’m from Rchester, Michigan. I have been curious about the classes and this one looks great.

LESLIE V - October 12, 2012 - 3:37 pm

I have taken all your classes and have learned so much. I am from Texas and because Christmas is my favorite time to make things I love anything Christmas.

cari - October 12, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Cari from Hagerstown, MD

Thanks for the chance to win something awesome, Kerri! I love all your shapes. It seems like whatever you come up with is always what I’m looking for!

Ashly Margritz - October 12, 2012 - 3:48 pm

Oh my oh my . . . I have the cameo on my christmas list so I have been dreaming of pages to make and files to pack away. So excited to learn more!! Thanks for the chance to win a seat in this class!!

Ashly
Brady, Nebraska

Lidouminou - October 12, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!

Audrey - October 12, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Audrey
Wendover, Utah

I love organic shapes (handwriting, swirls, flourishes)!

ames - October 12, 2012 - 4:04 pm

Your page looks fantastic! I’ve just ordered the cameo bundle from SC and have signed up for the class. Can’t wait for the inspo and to play! I’m not sure yet what my favourite shapes are, but looking around, I’m really loving the doiles, background patterns and handwritten titles. Thanks for the chance to win, I’m bookmarking your blog now. Amy from Australia.

Brenda - October 12, 2012 - 4:16 pm

I love using words for titles and background shapes. Thanks so much for the chance to win a spot, it looks fabulous!

Lidouminou - October 12, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Hi! I’m Lidouminou from Saint Brice Sous Foret (near Paris – France)

My favorite shape is words.

(i have to write 2 post because i didn’t realize that we have to write my city and my favorite shape)

tape - October 12, 2012 - 4:32 pm

Hi, this is Tanja from Finland! I like popular icons like bicycles and arrows.

Barbara Dundas - October 12, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Barbara Dundas from Spring, Texas
I love anything for the Holidays.

Lisa J - October 12, 2012 - 4:42 pm

I’m excited for class to start.

Robin Walston - October 12, 2012 - 4:49 pm

I love borders, words and PL images among many other things.
Robin
St. Anthony, IN
indyqltr@hotmail.com

emily (justem) - October 12, 2012 - 4:52 pm

emily – IL. :)
i don’t have my cameo yet, so i don’t know what shapes i love YET! ;)
can’t wait to get it!

Caroline M. - October 12, 2012 - 4:53 pm

Hi ! My name is Caroline and I’m from Montreal, Canada. I love to cut backgrounds with my Silhouette…

Brenda A. - October 12, 2012 - 5:00 pm

I love stars and arrows and anything with an office feel…. cameras, typewriters, etc.

Wendy - October 12, 2012 - 5:36 pm

The class sounds like a great way to learn more about my new silhouette. Been having lots of fun with all your files especially the freebies. Your a silhouette genius. Hope to hear from you.
Wendy from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.

Melinda T - October 12, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Melinda, T
Wisconsin

My fave shapes to use are circles, but lately I’ve been loving text/fonts!

Jennifer - October 12, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Hi Kerri, thanks so much for a chance to win some fabulous prizes. My name is Jennifer and I am from Appleton, Wisconsin. I just ordered my Cameo this week, so I don’t have a favorite shape yet. But, I imagine my favorite will be cutting titles, especially the script type fonts. I am also really liking leaves for fall. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Lisa - October 12, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win. I just ordered my cameo and so I don’t have a favorite shape yet but am anxious to get it and figure it out. Can’t wait for this class to to learn to use it.

Katrina H - October 12, 2012 - 6:26 pm

I don’t know that I have a favorite shape. It really depends on my mood. Chevron and polka dots are always good.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Katrina
Sandy, Utah

Patty G. - October 12, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Hi Kerri!
I’m from Central NJ out in the country! My favorite shapes are ones from your This and That series. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laci M. - October 12, 2012 - 7:17 pm

I’m Laci, I’m from Alaska. My favorite style is anything cute! Love penguins!

Sue FitzGerald - October 12, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Thank you for the freebie ‘home’ Kerri, I love it. Oh and I”m already doing the class so no need to enter me in it.

jeannie t - October 12, 2012 - 7:25 pm

Oh my gosh oh my gosh. Your layout is AmAziNg!!

I love the basic style shapes as they go with everything that I do.

Jeannie T
Tampa Florida

Leah - October 12, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Hi there! My name is Leah and I’m from Victoria, BC, Canada. This is my first time checking out your blog and store, and I love your work! I’m pretty new to the Silhouette Cameo, and really enjoying learning all the things I can do with it. I especially love handwritten words, phrases, cards and tabs. I’d be so grateful to win a spot in the Studio Calico class or a spending spree in your store. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda Arnall - October 12, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Since my Cameo just came out of the box about an hour ago, I’m so new to this that I don’t know my favorite shapes yet, but I love everything about your layout. Classic never goes out of style, does it. Thanks for the opportunity to win something nice.
Brenda in Pace, Florida

Monica Blain - October 12, 2012 - 7:37 pm

Super excited for this class! Lately, I’m really liking the word art shapes. I’m loving my Cameo more & more!

oh, my name’s Monica B and I am from Kansas City :)

Katie - October 12, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Katie
Severna Park, MD

I don’t know if I have a favorite shape right now. Just whatever I need for the page I’m on.

Paula L - October 12, 2012 - 7:49 pm

The shapes I love the best are the words and phrases. I think they really add a lot to the page. Thanks ofr the chance to win Kerri!!

Leah Crowe - October 12, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Oh, WOW!! Super generous of you Kerri! I adore that home cutting file, thank you so much! I’m Leah Crowe from Roanoke, Virginia! I love cutting out a variety of things, my favorites being doilies, 3d designs, PNC’s (prints n cuts), and cards! Thanks so much!

Julia Colli - October 12, 2012 - 8:09 pm

Fabulous giveaway!

Julia from Sydney, Australia. I absolutely love your background, and I use your days of the week all the time :)

Linda McGregor - October 12, 2012 - 8:26 pm

I’m Linda McGregor from McMinnville, Tn. My favorite shapes are word phrases that are holiday shapes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindy Sowell - October 12, 2012 - 8:38 pm

I love this layout Kerri! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Chapin - October 12, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Love your page! thanks so much for a chance to win :) I can’t wait for this class to start!

Stephanie Stuhr - October 12, 2012 - 8:51 pm

I’m Stephanie from Nebraska. My favorite shapes are the swirly flourishes!

Lois - October 12, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Really looking forward to class starting. My favourite shapes are tttles (text) because of all the different fonts.

Julie H - October 12, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Your shapes look absolutely gorgeous, I am your newest follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie H - October 12, 2012 - 9:14 pm

Oops! Forgot to answer your question, I am from Newcastle, Australia and I love those backgrounds!

HeatherC - October 12, 2012 - 9:16 pm

Beautiful cuts!! I love the layout, and would love to learn more about my lovely Cameo!

jules - October 12, 2012 - 9:21 pm

i love YOUR designs! i live in Wyandotte, MI…thx 4 the chance to win!

Jane - October 12, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Loving the label shapes here in Portland Oregon!! Would love to win this class – thanks for the chance!!

Cynthia B. - October 12, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Definitely a grand way to start off a weekend!
To answer your question, I’ve used circle/doily shapes the most, but the cool backgrounds I’ve seen people doing are what I’d love to try – especially using the negatives of the shapes.
In any case, no doubt your class will be fun. Thanks, Kerri!
Cynthia – Cypress, TX

Terri Marchbanks - October 12, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Oh my Awesome-ness all over your blog today 4 sure would love to win, Your page = Fab Your freebie = Fab you = Fab… Love background shapes best I think……….huge hugs

Terri Marchbanks
Greenville S.C.

Brandy S - October 12, 2012 - 9:39 pm

I ‘d have to say I “cut out” titles the most w/ my Silhouette! Love the fact that I can have any color, size & font! I’d love to take this class! I’ve enjoyed the others that I’ve taken from you. Brandy from SD

Christine Ousley - October 12, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Wow, I love how your layout looks with that fabulous background paper. Thanks for the Friday freebie file. I love it!! I would also love to win a spot in the class. Thanks for the chance.
xoxo, Christine Ousley
Birmingham, Alabama
Favorite shapes are titles and labels or tags.
:)

Beth - October 12, 2012 - 9:53 pm

Thanks for a chance to win! I love die cut words!

Beth from
Minnesota

Dixie - October 12, 2012 - 9:59 pm

I’m Dixie from Charlotte, NC, and I LOVE flourishes!

Trina - October 12, 2012 - 10:27 pm

Thanks for a chance to win a spot or the GC! This class is gonna be amazing! I live in Fountain Valley, CA & my favorite shapes to work with is lettering. I would like to branch out & try some new things & hope this class will get me out of my shell.

Jewel - October 12, 2012 - 10:39 pm

I love cutting out titles, banners and backgrounds the most.
Jewel
Singapore

Lori - October 12, 2012 - 10:46 pm

I love the free shape and your layout. I am very excited about the upcoming class. My name is Lori and I am from TN. My favorite shapes right now are arrows and label shapes. Thanks

IreneSC - October 12, 2012 - 11:37 pm

I love my Cameo – can’t wait for this class to begin:) My favorite shapes are arrows and cursive words.

IreneSC
Peoria, AZ

Cheryl Leong - October 12, 2012 - 11:37 pm

WOW!!! AWESOME indeed!!!!!
thanks for the chance!!

cheryl131091 at yahoo dot com

Jeannie L - October 12, 2012 - 11:59 pm

Absolutely LOVE your layout! I love die-cutting words, titles or phrases and love to mix different type fonts. Next on my list would be background die cuts but I’ll have to work them as 8×8 since I don’t have a Cameo yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeannie
Mountain Home, ID

Glenys - October 13, 2012 - 12:24 am

Hi Kerri, my name is Glenys and I am from Brisbane, Australia.
I love a good flourish! Thanks so much have learned heaps from your Silhouette classes!

Phyllis B. - October 13, 2012 - 12:50 am

Hope YOU are having a good weekend! I am from Macomb, Illinois, (home of Western Illinois University). I am the one who asked about the easel, and I got one from Rodworks (not quite the same), thanks to you! Love all of your words, backgrounds, and borders, as well as shapes—I guess I love them all! Thanks, Kerri!

Marion Hearn - October 13, 2012 - 1:55 am

Thanks for this amazing chance-i don’t have any favourite shapes that I use I’m more a titles/phrases kind of girl.
Marion England

naomi - October 13, 2012 - 3:08 am

I only ordered my Cameo this week – I’m so excited to be taking part in this class!! :D

I’m from the UK and I love all the handwritten words :)

Arlene - October 13, 2012 - 3:30 am

Arlene Joseph from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Love to cut out phrases. Would love to take part in this class, thanks for the chance to win a spot.

Liz Lumsden - October 13, 2012 - 5:04 am

You are so right, a great way to start the weekend. It would be even greater is I win one of your awesome prizes! I have to take this class, it sounds, and looks, wonderful.

Katherinel - October 13, 2012 - 5:20 am

Yay! That’s really awesome!!! I m from Hong Kong and my favorite shapes are flowers and arrows! Sentiments and backgrounds are also my favorite!

Melanie - October 13, 2012 - 6:11 am

Woohoo! SC + You= awesome! Can’t wait for this class! I am from Ohio and my favorite shape to cut is a title (words). But a closu second would be a journaling card for PL or a tag of some sort.

Diane Alberts - October 13, 2012 - 6:36 am

Love your talented art!! My go to shapes are circles and flowers. I too like your home coming layout. I need to scrap my daughters first homecoming photos!! Thanks for the freebie ;).

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ - October 13, 2012 - 7:00 am

OMG! this is right up my alley.. I love my Cameo and this class would be perfect.. I can’t wait for it.. whether I win or pay,lol..

Michele Swanberg - October 13, 2012 - 7:15 am

My name is Michele and I am from Riverton, Illinois. My favorite style of shapes are words and backgrounds.

Mairlyn Bronson - October 13, 2012 - 7:17 am

Marilyn from North Carolina and my favorite shapes are geometrics right now, always subject to change;) Thanks for the chance to win, I have already signed up and am looking forward to the class.

andrea smith. - October 13, 2012 - 7:21 am

I just ordered the Silhouette bundle that Studio Calico is offering…I am so freaking excited! Just waiting for it to ship! I would love love LOVE to win a spot in this class!

My name is Andrea…from Bardstown, KY. Right now I am really loving quote bubbles and pendant flag banners :)

verymerrystudio@hotmail.com

Renee White - October 13, 2012 - 7:31 am

Renee from Freeland Mi. I don’t know if I have a favorite letter style, I use what ever strikes me at the moment. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jane - October 13, 2012 - 7:49 am

Favorite shape? hmmm….I am into the 3D shapes lately. Made the spooky birdcage for Halloween decor….oh and of course ANY shape made by you!

nothing like throwing in a little sucking up right?

:)

melissa - October 13, 2012 - 7:51 am

Melissa from Michigan…
I purchased this already but would love a chance to win a free spot.
My favorite shape is using background cuts.. :)
thanks

Tania K - October 13, 2012 - 8:20 am

WOW! Looks like it’s going to be an amazing class! Signed up already because the kit looks amazing and I didn’t want to miss out! Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for the freebie! I love your handwritten words! Use them and the phrases the most! (with flourishes a close second!)

Lorinda - October 13, 2012 - 9:34 am

I am so loving this class and I drool over all of your shapes. I’d have to say my favorites are your words – love the style!!

Lorinda
Green Bay WI

ShayLynn - October 13, 2012 - 10:43 am

I am in MN and can’t wait for the class to start! My favorite style of shapes are office supplies because they are universal but if I can fit a cat in I will:)

Melanie C - October 13, 2012 - 10:52 am

I would love to win a spot in the class…it looks amazing! Love that stamp set too :)

TamaraW - October 13, 2012 - 11:19 am

This class soudns like the perfect pairing for my machine and I. I could use some help in getting a greater understanding about the software and how I can make lovely, layered pages with the cardstock I have in my studio space.

thank you for the chance to win and participate in the class….
missbonjovifan@gmail.com

TamaraW - October 13, 2012 - 11:27 am

Oh yes, self-applause for hittng “post comment” a litte too soon! Im posting from Vancouver, Canada and my favourite shapes have always been titles that cut in one piece.

Felicia W - October 13, 2012 - 11:53 am

I can’t wait for this class to start. I love the subway art shapes and I never met an arrow I didn’t love

Felicia W - October 13, 2012 - 11:55 am

I forgot to mention that I am from PA. Thanks for the chances to win.

Amber - October 13, 2012 - 2:18 pm

I am from Illinois and I would have to say my favorite shapes are phrases and file folders! I am such a lover of office supplies!! Thank you for the opportunity and cannot wait to take this class and get to know my cameo more!!

Judy S - October 13, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for your directions on loading your shapes to the Silhouette Library now – I can´t believe how easy it was! I think my most used shapes are words(titles), everything with stars, and 3d objects – and I could keep listing more…

Ashley Starkey - October 13, 2012 - 3:24 pm

My name is Ashley and I’m from beautiful Oregon!! I’m in LOVE with using arrows and circles on my layouts right now!!! I Really love all the different arrow/circle backgrounds too… they are so fabulous!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win a spot in this class… it looks absolutely AWESOME!!!

Faye Rains - October 13, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome class. I love diecut words. I love using them on my scrapbook layouts. I am from South Carolina.

Shana Raisman - October 13, 2012 - 3:59 pm

I really love the thin cuts you have gotten with your silhouette. I also like your free files. I really need to get back into this. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh and I am in Ohio.

deb pereira - October 13, 2012 - 4:17 pm

Hi, I’m Deb Pereira from Tacoma, Washington. I LOVE cutting fonts with my Silhouette. Can’t wait for Nov 1st!!!

jamie - October 13, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Hello Kerrie…
Thank you for the freebie…wanted to ask…sort of new to my cameo here, and i downloaded the studio file, but i opens as a gold and bold image in Silhouette. There is not a red outline. And it will not let me trace. I also tried the pgn. But it is all ‘dissected’ when i trace it for a cutting file. It will not allow me to make a compound path. What am I doing wrong?
~jamie from colorado (already entered your giveaway)

Karen Little - October 13, 2012 - 5:49 pm

I’m in southwest Michigan. One of my favorite shapes is the rounded corner square and brackets of all kinds. Really looking forward to this class!!!

Gina - October 13, 2012 - 6:28 pm

From Georgia and my favorite shape is anything with a bracket, scroll or flourish!!!!

AnitaP - October 13, 2012 - 6:44 pm

I’m from Tampa, FL. I love downloading word art files – thanks so much for the one you shared this weekend! So excited for this class – thanks for the chance to win! :)

Diane Nye - October 13, 2012 - 8:16 pm

I’m excited about this new class. I love my silhouette and am sure I will love it more as I learn more. My favorite shapes are the phrases from so many of the Kerri Bradford kits. They say just what I feel so perfectly! I am from Centerville,Utah.

Camika Winter - October 13, 2012 - 8:25 pm

I am from Largo, FL. I love word art files and custom shapes that pinpoint what I want my scrapbook layout to say — Thanks for this opportunity.

Candy Clay - October 13, 2012 - 9:21 pm

I live in Blue Springs MO and my favorite shape is anything by Kerri Bradford

crystalangel - October 13, 2012 - 9:56 pm

I’m from PA and I love words and the negative shapes left over from the words that you can back with pattern paper…i kept seeing it so much online I just had to get a silhouette myself to try it out!!!

rebecca.k - October 13, 2012 - 10:27 pm

This class looks amazing! All of my favorite designers in one place. I’m Rebecca K. from Kingsport, TN. I like to cut hand-written words/phrases and shapes with my Silhouette.

Becky Monmaney - October 13, 2012 - 10:54 pm

THANK YOU for the freebie. Now I just have to figure out how to get it into my Silhouette Studio library, as you can tell I NEED the class. LOL…

rebmnmny@gmail.com

McCoko - October 13, 2012 - 11:03 pm

I’m Korey from Carbondale via Chicago. I don’t have just one favorite style of shape. I love everything you do! I think it is all amazing. I wish I had an ounce of your talent. Thanks for making such lovely creations!

mylen - October 14, 2012 - 2:27 am

Thank you for this chance to win : I just get the Cameo and would love to learn more !!!

Natalie (QSOgirl) - October 14, 2012 - 5:42 am

I’m Natalie from Ellicott City, MD
This class looks absolutely perfect! I’m just setting up a craft area again (we just moved into a bigger house!) and want to use my Silhouette SD more. My favorite cuts are letters and words for titles (like this awesome freebie!!)

SparklinD - October 14, 2012 - 6:45 am

Hi! I’m Dee from the Netherlands and Ij ust purchased a cameo this week. I cannot wait the get started with it! Would love to win a giftcard to purchase some fun shapes! Currently I love chevron type things and phrases for PL:-) Thanks so much for a chance to win! (d_mulders86@hotmail.com)

Natalie G - October 14, 2012 - 6:51 am

What a great giveaway!! I’m Natalie and I’m from London. My fave shapes are words and phrases – I love how the cameo can cut the most intricate of letters and I never run out of vowels!

Amelia - October 14, 2012 - 6:51 am

This looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway.

Christi in MA - October 14, 2012 - 6:53 am

I would love a chance to get the kit with the class.
My favorite shapes are words and titles. Things I can use on cards, layouts and projects

Cathy - October 14, 2012 - 7:11 am

Hi I’m Cathy from Tallahassee, Florida. I honestly have used your designs the most (with this and that). I really like your style. Thanks for the opportunity to win a prize.

Becky @ Pieces of my Life - October 14, 2012 - 8:13 am

Love your page. Thanks for the chances to win.

Cassie d - October 14, 2012 - 8:17 am

Thanks for a chance to win- love my silhouette!
My favorite shapes to cut are words.
Cassie from Pennsylvania

Simone - October 14, 2012 - 12:33 pm

I love to diecut words/quotes/titles. Thanks for the give-away.
Simone-
Amsterdam- The Netherlands

mary - October 14, 2012 - 2:03 pm

mary…from the upper midwest…my favorite shapes are simple, strong geometric shapes. circles, triangles, chevron. thanks soooo much for the chance to win:)

Isha - October 14, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Gorgeous page. Looks like a perfect class to start with my new Cameo. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jeannie D - October 14, 2012 - 3:02 pm

Jeannie from Gurnee IL. Just ordered my Cameo but think my favorites will be holiday & pet shapes.

Katie Lawton - October 14, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Class looks great. Can’t wait.

Beury - October 14, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Hi, Beury from WV, and I love making titles with my silhouette!! thx so much for the chance to win a spot in this wonderful class:)

Janet skotnicki - October 14, 2012 - 5:57 pm

I’m Janet from Alabama. I really like simple shapes. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Nicky Benson - October 14, 2012 - 6:33 pm

Great page. I live in Dublin, Ohio. My favorite shapes are chevrons, stars and arrows. Thank you for a chance to win!

KarenP(kphike) - October 14, 2012 - 6:58 pm

I’m currently loving the chevron shapes lately!!

Jen Ritchie - October 14, 2012 - 7:22 pm

Im Jen Ritchie from Hong Kong… Still waiting for my machine and cant wait! right now I love the starburst medallion shapes.

Deb V. In Manitoba - October 14, 2012 - 7:31 pm

Thanks so much for the giveaway and chance to win. I love word-art shapes the best. (and backgrounds).

robyn - January 29, 2013 - 1:11 pm

What font was used for “home”?

Kerri - January 29, 2013 - 2:40 pm

It’s not a font…it’s my handwriting. :) I have more handwritten words in my store too.
Hope that helps!

lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:47 am

merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/freebies-fichiers-de-coupe-svg-gsd/

here kitty kitty

We went 20+ years without a pet.
You can’t really count hermit crabs or fish as a pet, can you?

Then all of a sudden, about 3 1/2 years ago,
We got this little guy.

He’s a quirky little cat. Okay wait, he’s not so little–in the immortal words of Helena Bonham Carter in Alice In Wonderland, “I love my fat boy.”

(I do think he’s losing a little weight since cutting back on his food though. ;) )

His ears are larger in proportion to his head and somehow the end of his tail must have had some kind of trauma as a kitty kitty, because it’s shorter than most and there’s a bend in it.

But just like all of us, we are all different + we all have flaws . . . and we love him just the way he is. And goodness, I look at that photo and realize  just how much white he’s lost on his underside.

And now, that’s how this has kit has come about. Cats have their moods, don’t they? The want the love, they don’t want the love. They are fairly independent. I think that’s why I like cats. They aren’t needy like a dog. Try having a ninety pound rotweiler-lab mix want to be a lap dog. It doesn’t work very well.

So the phrases in this kit are inspired by what we say to our cat and how he is in our house.
I’m guessing it’s pretty much universal in cat-land. :)

Price: $9


Of course, the cat doesn’t get to be ‘king of his castle’ when the dog is in the house.
And he’s not happy about that.

Nancy Barnes - October 10, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Oh, Kerri! I so totally love this!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am a huge cat lover and the only thing you didn’t get that I say all the time is “Cats are free spirits” and “Dogs come when they are called, Cats take a message and get back to you”. Love my furry, purr-y babies!

Stefani - October 10, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Oh yes! This is a must have. It looks great! Thanks for making it.

Andi Sexton - October 14, 2012 - 12:19 pm

Awww! I love kitties! Currently, just a fish is residing at my house…. The kids have a kitty in mind for me… love the kit!

a fabulous weekend!

As many of you know, I am LDS…or Mormon as many people call it.

This weekend we had our General Conference. It’s where the leaders in our church come together and speak on television for 8 hours over the course of four sessions in two days.

Yes, I do ‘church’ for eight hours in two days.
At least I can be in my jammies and under a blanket on a brisk autumn day. :)

I generally try not to get to church-ee on my blog, but religion is such a big part of my life–as I’m sure it is in many of yours, that when I do hear something that I know will speak to everyone, I do like to share it.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf is the Second Counselor in the Presidency of our church and he spoke on Saturday. He’s always one of my favorites to listen to. His talk was about spending meaningful time together and regrets from people, who did not spend meaningful time, as their life is coming to an end.

I promise, it is very uplifting and not too church-ee.
It’s definitely worth listening to.


Additionally, a historic announcement was made regarding the age when missionaries can serve. Up until this weekend, a boy had to be 19 and a girl had to be 21 to serve an LDS mission.

Not anymore.

Now a boy can go at 18 and a girl can go at 19.

wow.

My youngest daughter, who is in her senior year and will be 19 next fall, was very excited and touched by this new announcement. I can imagine that the Missionary Training Centers around the world are going to be inundated with young girls who no longer have to wait about three years after graduation anymore. It gives them a new choice after school.

It’s very exciting.

Anyway, just wanted to share that with you all.
I hope that you will find it as inspiring as I did.

And I leave you with these  quotes from him.

“The more we devote ourselves to the pursuit of holiness and happiness,
the less likely we will be on the path to regrets.”

“We are in charge of our happiness.”

“Sometimes in life we are so focused on the finish line that we fail to find joy in the journey.”

“[Do] not wait until we are ready to die before we truly learn to live.”


And I think this one is my most favorite of all. It’s what I do to find happiness every day.
It’s what I do to keep such a positive attitude. I’ve had my share of hard times, and
I can tell you without a doubt, that this is essential in keeping a positive happy life.
Find joy in the simplest of things.

“There’s something in each day to be embraced and cherished. There is something in each day that can bring gratitude and joy if only we will see and appreciate it. …Look less with your eyes and more with your hearts.”

“Let us resolve to be happy regardless of our circumstances.”


 I appreciate ya letting me be a little church-ee today. :)

{dawn} - October 8, 2012 - 9:50 am

Well, that is a very inspirational post! And, I love your selection of quotes, especially the one about finding something in each day to embrace.
Look forward to starting your class once I get home from work. I did take a sneak peek, and am excited to check out the sites you have mentioned for color palette ideas. I have always loved your color selections – so out-of-the-box from what mine would be! The class looks awesome!!

sharin - October 8, 2012 - 6:03 pm

I, too, like the quotes you chose. However, after a bit of thought, the quote “Let us resolve to be happy regardless of our circumstances” got me thinking. I don’t think Paul was happy as he was locked up in prison, nor were any of the other martyrs. But I do think they were joyful because there joy was found in the Lord, not their circumstances.

This was a great post; thank you Kerri!

Andi Sexton - October 8, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Thank you Keri! I love inspirational posts.. this one was beautiful!!!

ana roat - October 9, 2012 - 7:31 am

Hi Kerri-
I listened to this via Becky Higgins blog and found it to be very inspiring. Thanks for being a little “church-ee” today…it does our hearts and souls good to remember that there is still good in people and that life is still worthy to be cherished and enjoyed.

No regrets in this neck of the woods…!
ana

Jane - October 9, 2012 - 8:11 am

I am not LDS. I was born and raised a Catholic and as most young catholics do we leave the church. Who wants to spend time in church on a Sunday right? Well as I have gotten older as Dieter said I am starting to realize the time I have left and or what I have done or regret.

I tell you if one single priest in my life had a sermon like that I would attend church every Sunday!

I want to save that video so I can show my mom tonight when I go by for a visit. I think she would enjoy it as I did.

Thanks Kerri…I am not a church-ee kind of person but even I was moved by this.

Katie Wilkins - October 9, 2012 - 10:12 pm

One of the reasons I love your blog is because we share the same faith. I appreciate the example you are to women everywhere. Thank you for sharing this video…you are planting seeds. ;)

Kerri - October 11, 2012 - 8:51 am

I just wanted to say how much I appreciated all your comments. I loved hearing from you all.
Messages like this just uplift your spirits and make you want to be an even better person.

So Jane? Did your mom like the video too? :)

Jannette C - October 13, 2012 - 4:28 am

Thank you for sharing that great speech!!! It spokes to me as I can figure to many others also. I was in my church today and we were learning that we need to look for Gods intention behind all the little things and big things, that happens in our day. When we look for it we can see that it means to happen maybe to grow, to be aware of something, maybe to notice wonderful things around us, maybe to learn. Thanks for writing the quotes for us, because they are wonderful reminders! and the big message that I took is, to take action. Have a great and wonderful day!

friday freebie: halloween

Is this week really almost over?

Really?

No, really???

Wow. Now that’s really scary.
The first week of October . . . practically out the door.

Well, we’re still a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ here at KBS.
Got a little Friday freebie for ya!
Yeah, I know. It’s been a while. :)

To download it, click HERE.



Did you take a gander at the birthday freebies over on Becky Higgins site?


She asked several of us Project Life designers + design team members to create fun little cards to use with that lovely system. 
(mine is the ‘perfect day’ one. i love that phrase.)
I think it’s pretty funny that many of us were yellow and/or aqua inspired.
It is a lovely combination. :)

But what a fun little grouping of free cards!
And she has new phone wallpapers too!

You can find them all HERE.




And don’t forget . . . this little bit of Halloween goodness ends on Sunday!

Dolly - October 5, 2012 - 6:48 am

Thank you Kerri!!
Already downloaded the PL cards! TFS!!

Helen - October 5, 2012 - 6:49 am

Thank you for the freebie! I just love it!

Jewel - October 5, 2012 - 7:39 am

Thanks for the Friday Freebie! I love your PL card, I have already downloaded it and can’t wait to use it in my PL album.

Sylvia - October 5, 2012 - 8:37 am

Thanks so much for the cute file!!!

Marilyn in Michigan - October 5, 2012 - 9:19 am

Thanks for the wonderful freebie!

Ruth G - October 5, 2012 - 9:46 am

Awesome! Love that design! Thanks so much for sharing your creations!!!

Susan - October 5, 2012 - 10:41 am

Thanks for the freebie! Love it!

lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:49 am

merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici : http://pinterest.com/lemondedis/freebies-fichiers-de-coupe-svg-gsd/

a couple very chilling cards

The ‘Queen of Cards’ is at it again with something very thrillering (yeah, it’s a word)  for Halloween!
There’s no escaping their fabulousness.
They just send chills up+down my spine.
This mortal just can’t resist them.

(I think my continual listening of Thriller has affected my thoughts today.)

I do love ‘em so . . . truly.




[ Shapes + Printables | This+That: All Hallows' Eve ]


Okay, I think that creepy hand is becoming my all-time favorite from that kit! I looove seeing all the different uses the girls have done with it! Additionally, I love how Shari used the printable elements from the full This+That kit to create her card. You can always use those babies for more than just the kit. Remember what Laura Vegas did with her printables? At the tip of your brain? Maybe checking it out again HERE + HERE will help refresh your memory. :)

Sandi Neumann - October 4, 2012 - 10:33 am

Shari love your cards! Great designs Kerri!

holiday banner

One question I get asked quite frequently is

Where did you get your Halloween/Christmas banner?

Well, let’s just say . . .
I have an amazing bestie that made me one for Halloween
and for Christmas last year.

love.

Need a refresher at what they look like?

remember in yesterday’s post how i said my halloween decor consisted of orange, black and a splash of green? yeah, this is the depth of my decorating. :)

 
I do need to add that I love having certain decor that will go with every holiday and every day in between. If you notice, I have the frame for my subway art (you can get them HERE), the star, candles, and lantern. And then there’s a clock there too, that goes with everything as well.

Oh, and one more thing, Kristy made this to go on my fireplace mantle, but because I wanted people to see it on the main floor, I put it on my 1913 upright piano. Looks great there too. :) But you could put it on a cabinet, buffet, wherever.

So recently, I’ve had some people–who I think are getting ready to prepare for their holidays and gift giving–ask me if I knew how to make them.

Um. The answer would be no.

However, I did ask Miss Kristy Banks herself and she happily obliged with some instructions. Of course, she’s a a little seamstress and figured this out on her own after seeing a photo herself. So all this is written by Kristy. Please don’t ask me for clarification. lol

Oh, and here’s a closeup of the top of the scarf.



So, without further ado, if’n ya wanna make a Halloween (or Christmas) banner for yourself?
Here’s what to do:


Holiday Mantle Scarf


This is a general set of directions so fill in the missing pieces on your own and good luck! After you sew all the triangular banners and pin them into place, it’s kind of like sewing a big long pillow.

I used 6 different patterned fabrics for a 5 foot scarf. There were two banners made for each fabric. I sewed 1/2″ seams on everything. I made patterns for the triangular banners out of butcher paper and cut each piece with a rotary blade, self healing mat and clear plexiglass straight edge.

Measure the length of the mantel and divide by 7. This number PLUS 1″ will be the width of the top of each triangle banner. You will need seven 25″ banners and six 20″ banners. The long ones go in the back and the shorter ones go in the front. If you have a mantle that is seven feet or longer I would use more flags rather than making them super fat.

Add 15-20″ to the length of the mantle  and cut two pieces of fabric that length and 12″ wide. Find the center point and measure out equal distance the length of the mantle. The excess length on each end will be the part that hangs down off the sides of the mantle. Using a straight edge and a rotary blade, cut from the edge of the fabric where the measurement for the excess begins to the center point between the two edges creating an angle. Repeat on the other side and again on the opposite end of the mantle scarf. This creates the pointed end that hangs down off each side of the mantle. This fabric piece is the scarf that all the banners will be sewn to. The pointed end will have a tassel sewn into it.  Confused? Look at a picture and it should help.

Put right sides together and sew each triangle.  Turn right side out making sure to make the point look nice. Press each triangle very well.

Starting in center of mantle scarf, pin long banner pieces into place on one side and in between where the fabric angles off, keeping each piece equal distance away. Next pin short banner pieces into place in between each long banner. Remember there are only six of these so they will not go all the way down the side. Baste the banners into place or if you’re like me, just start sewing the whole mantle scarf together. You will need to fold the banners up into themselves to get them out of the way so you don’t accidentally catch them into your seams. Sew around the whole scarf slipping the tassels into the end points as you go. BUT leave an opening in the side about ten inches long so you can turn it right side out. Turn it right side out and press it really well.I like to use starch. Sew up the opening by hand or with  your machine. Hand sew jingle bells or large beads to the point of each banner.

If you can figure it out with these crazy instructions then, congratulations! Enjoy!

Rhadonda - October 3, 2012 - 9:14 am

I always LOVED Kristy Banks style and creativity seeing her pages back in the QVC and CK magazine days. Sure do miss seeing her work around. I have even tried to find if she has a blog (though i know she has a big family and must be extremely busy). Love the Christmas scarf. I wish we could see it held up but i will attempt to make one by her directions. Thanks for sharing Kristy!

Elaine Bowman - October 3, 2012 - 10:41 am

I just wish I had a Mantle to put one one!

Kerri - October 3, 2012 - 11:03 am

I put mine on my piano instead of my mantle. :)
You could put it on a buffet or cabinet of some kind too.

Lisa - October 3, 2012 - 6:01 pm

love these. Might try to make one for Hanukkah!

Alis in Wnderlnd - October 4, 2012 - 7:44 am

I sort of understand these directions, but will have to figure out the math to see if it all works out for my mantle.

Are these two banners that are layered and sewn together? Or are they two different banners that are individually placed on the mantle together?

Kerri - October 4, 2012 - 9:02 am

The two sets of banners are all sewn together with the top mantle scarf piece.
Does that help? I should probably take a close up of the corner/end of it and add it to this post. :)

Kerri - October 4, 2012 - 9:02 am

Oh yeah, and Lisa…if you make one for Hanukkah, please share! I’d love to see how it turns out! :)

Sheri E. - October 5, 2012 - 11:51 pm

Yes, Kerri, please do take a picture of the corner/side so I can understand that better. Depending on the fabrics chosen it could be anything from whimsical to elegant. Love it!

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Sue D. - October 17, 2012 - 8:12 am

This is so pretty. I’ve made banners for my grandson’s birthday and for Halloween, but this one is perfect for the top of the antique cedar chest in my house. Thanks for sharing directions to a lovely, grown-up mantel.

Kim in Vacaville - October 26, 2012 - 10:54 am

Beautiful! I would love to see a picture of the mantle scarf held up so as to see what the top looks like.

Wendy Diem - October 28, 2012 - 9:31 pm

Yes, a picture of the sides and the top would be great! I think the directions would be more clear then. They’re beautiful!!

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and the ‘madness’ continues

Got some more Halloween madness from our sweet Laura today!

Check out these awesome paper mache decorations! 




[ Shapes | This & That: Halloween (tree) / Foundations: Trick Or Treat (diamond background) / This & That: All Hallows Eve (bats) ]

I love that these aren’t traditional ‘orange and black.’ I think it’s important to add a little bit of variety in your decor. Of course, when I look at my Halloween decor, it’s pretty much orange and black with a splash of green.

Oh well. :)

Fabulous job Laura!


Here’s what Laura has to say:

I have a confession. I don’t go all out every Halloween and decorate my house top to bottom. I see photos everywhere I look of spooky, but really cute, Halloween decorations filling up every nook and cranny of homes, and I wish I could learn to incorporate it into my house in the same way. But I can’t, so I limit my Halloween decor to the one small table by my front door. Which means I keep my decor items nice and simple, just like these paper mache “BOO” letters.

I used a mixture of thin washi tape, black acrylic paint, white misting spray, and Mod Podge to cover each paper mache letter. I used the diamond background shape from the Foundations: Trick or Treat kit to cut 3 seperate pieces of patterned paper large enough to cover the front of each letter, trimming off any of the excess from the edges and the insides of each letter. I then resized the tree from the This & That: Halloween [Just Shapes] kit to the same height as my letters (8 inches), and cut it from black cardstock, along with some bats from the new This & That: All Hallows Eve kit.



And don’t forget all this ‘madness’ going on too!

Ruth G - October 2, 2012 - 7:31 pm

I pretty much love everything from the diamond background and the wonderful spooky tree and bats that Laura used to the fact that she spelled the word “boo”! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!!

halloween extravaganza

That’s right boys and girls!
It’s October 1 and I am ready to see all things scary!

Okay, maybe not scary movies, because those just aren’t my cup of tea.

But I love having fun seeing all the fun creations people make out there
for this spooky time of year.

That’s why I thought it would be fun to do a little bit of this!


So all things Halloween and Fall–with the exception of the latest All Hallows’ Eve kits–are on sale for 30% off all week long. Just look for the sale tags in the store to know what fall item is on sale!

And what I’m most excited about is to see some fabulous Halloween ideas here on the blog!

Let’s check out this canvas that the ever-so creative Miss Nichol has made for her Halloween decor!





[ ShapesThis+That: All Hallows Eve ('broom parking', web, bats, broom, pumpkin, cat, spider, crow, hand) / Subway Art: Halloween ('there is no escaping', 'witches' brew') / This+That: Love (cake stand) / This Is Halloween (skull in glass, cauldron, 'double double toil and trouble', potion bottles) / This+That: Halloween (witch boots, web) / This & That Gratitude (wheat) | This+That: Autumn (pitchfork, leaves) / This+That: School (apple, books) / Exclusive Silhouette Class kit (cash register numbers)

Okay. Seriously??? [halloween] eye candy all over the place!
The hand coming out of the cauldron holding the apple? love.
Absorb the details. Really.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I’ve had this canvas sitting around forever and after  completing a couple of Halloween layouts where I created die cut “scenes” [one for our family's Halloween costume album HERE and one for a layout for my True Scrap 4 class, The Art of Layering] I realized that a larger-scale die cut “scene” would make the perfect addition to our Halloween decor! After distressing the canvas background with Tim Holtz stains and stamps and Studio Calico mists, I was ready to add my die cuts. Because this was such a detailed project with so many pieces, it did take a bit longer to put it all together but the result was well worth the effort and we have a fun new decor item for the spookiest time of the year!”

And just so you know, that canvas is 12″ x 24″. :)

Pretty awesome. Yeah. Can’t wait to share more Halloween goodness this week.

Cindy - October 1, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Wow! Ms. Nichol has done it again! I’m always amazed at what she comes up with and this doesn’t disappoint. I bet that 24×24 canvas looks awesome up close and personal!!

cindy - October 1, 2012 - 5:27 pm

sorry, can’t seem to type after 5 pm – meant to say “12 x 24 canvas”.

Sue FitzGerald - October 1, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Amazing… I think our family should relocate to America for the month of October each year. Halloween and Thanksgiving look like so much fun.

Cindy Sowell - October 2, 2012 - 6:57 am

AMAZING! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!

Pam - October 3, 2012 - 12:50 am

Nichol ROCKS! No doubt about it. This is a stunning piece of art. She’s amazing.