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12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

This is it folks. The very last day. I have to say, this has been one of the most fun times I’ve had here at KBS. Our own little two-week long Christmas party–great company, great conversation, all we needed was a little eggnog.

Thank you all so much for coming ’round these parts and making this Christmas season very merry+bright!

And now, I leave you with one last freebie. It just didn’t seem appropriate to not have one Christmas tree in the mix. So that’s what is up for grabs today and tomorrow.

I kind-a liked the long and skinny version. I even messed with stretching it taller (but not too far) and it looked pretty fun. It’d be awesome going up the side of your page!


To download it for free until Monday morning, click HERE.


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can purchase it in the store.

And now.

What should we put on sale for today?

How’s about this one . . . it’s always been one of my faves.

It’s normally $9, but it’s on sale for half off–making it just $4.50–until Monday morning.

To purchase, click the image or click HERE.

man . . . as I’m writing this I keep feeling like i’m saying goodbye to all my  company at the end of the party.

And now, the last big fun thing for our little party.

If you are a fan of my Facebook page, you already know this baby is up!

A little somethin’ somethin’ for all your Project Life crafts perhaps?

I am so excited about this kit! Love the frames. You can put them over a title card or a photo . . . or even turn them vertically and use them if your photo pockets are obligin’. Lots of fun extra words to mix and match and just have a grand ol’ time!

Yeah . . . . some fun to be had there!

To check it out in the store, click the image above or click HERE.

Well, I guess that about wraps it up folks!
(And no, I did not mean that to be a pun in any way.)

It really has been such a fun past couple weeks!

Now we are all going to focus on our families over the next few days, get stuffed, and get stuffed some more. You know me, I’m all about the food. Of course, I do have one other page to share on Monday from Miss Nichol, so you’ll want to be sure to check in on that when ya gotta a couple minutes between parties, Santa visits, and dreaming of sugarplums dancing in your heads.

Oh and don’t forget, this class brand new class that’s available here on my site!

If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, you’ll want to check out all the details HERE. Additionally, it’s on sale until class starts, which is December 31. So maybe when you can breathe after the 25th, check it out. It’s going to be a fantastic heirloom for you. Truly. I’m very excited about it!

Stacey - December 22, 2012 - 3:04 pm

Thank you Kerri! It’s been a lovely 12 Days!

Rebecca - December 22, 2012 - 3:20 pm


Thank you, thank you for being so generous with your time and talents. I have been so excited to add all your fabulous and FREE shapes to my library. I did buy some shapes from you as well ;).

Merry, merry Christmas!!

Heather Crawford - December 22, 2012 - 3:21 pm

Thanks so much for all the great shapes you shared! I love your store!!

Heather Crawford - December 22, 2012 - 3:22 pm

Oh, and forgot to say, I was enabled by that Laura Vegas to buy that template set this week that she used in her extra cool layout :) sigh,.I love your template sets :)

Marcy - December 22, 2012 - 3:39 pm

Thank you so much for all of these lovely freebies… Your designs always bring a smile to my face… Merry Christmas to you and those whom you love… Can’t wait to see what the new year brings from you… xoxo, m.e.

Cindy - December 22, 2012 - 3:44 pm

Thank you so much Kerri for the wonderful freebies and sales (I slept through one of them – darn it!!). It’s been fun and I grabbed the PL designs ……. they’re awesome. Can’t wait to see what the NEW YEAR brings.
I would like to wish you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Sue FitzGerald - December 22, 2012 - 4:56 pm

Thank you so much for your generous week of giveaways. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and new year xx

Sue FitzGerald - December 22, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Make that 12 days not a week, lol. a bit early in the morning :-)

Linda H - December 22, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Thank you for the delightful files during this season–I loved seeing what was new each day! Merry Christmas to you and your family–and I’m looking forward to seeing you in history class!

Lynne - December 22, 2012 - 6:40 pm

Thank you so much!

Susan Benivegna - December 22, 2012 - 7:17 pm

Thank you so much for all the wonderful freebies! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Diane McKenzie - December 22, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Thank you for all your freebies these past 12 days. I love your art work.
Have a great holiday!
Merry Christmas

Jeanette - December 22, 2012 - 8:47 pm

Thanks for all of the downloads! I can’t wait to figure out how to use them. Merry Christmas to you!

Sheri E. - December 22, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Thank-you so much Kerri! I love your shapes and designs, and now I get to use them on my new Cameo. Looking forward to 2013.

Renee G - December 22, 2012 - 9:40 pm

Kerri, thank you so much for sharing your talents with us these past 12 days, awesome. I am going to miss checking out the freebie each morning! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sylvia - December 23, 2012 - 1:40 am

THANKS so much for these wonderful gifts!!!

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . 11 pipers piping . . . Okay, that one isn’t too bad. If you ask my girls–who just went to see The Nutcracker ballet this past weekend because they’d never been–they’d prefer not to see any ‘lords a-leaping’ in tights. Jordan asked if the men could wear shorts.

Enough said.

We’re getting down to the wire folks! Christmas is soooo around the corner!

Need a fabulous last minute neighbor gift idea?
Check out these cute little subway art gifts that Robyn made!

[ Subway Art: Christmas ]

That is such a cute idea! I love it!

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

I have always loved Kerri’s Subway art! She just does it perfectly, every time! I thought it would be fun to spread that love to my neighbors by printing off a red and black version and putting them in this two-sided frame from Ikea (so they can choose which side to display in their homes). The frames are a great price for neighbor gifts and by adding some holiday twine and cute tags – they were perfect. 

Now here’s a little phrase that our Miss Naomi was wanting.
I’m always happy to oblige, particularly when it comes to words.
They are my fave. :)

To download this for free–today only–click HERE.

This kit is no longer available for free, but you can purchase it HERE.

 So, I’ve heard the world may be ending today. So this may be  our very last year here on earth. Might be something we should scrap about. So this may be your last opportunity to take advantage of this kit. :)

To get this for half off (no we are not having a fire sale ;))–just $4–click HERE.

This is no longer available on sale.

Later y’all! It’s been nice knowin’ ya.
If we all wake up Saturday, then I’ll be back for sure. ;)

Sylvia - December 21, 2012 - 5:58 am

Thanks so much!!!

lynne - December 21, 2012 - 6:23 am

Thanks so much for the word art!

Patti Painter - December 21, 2012 - 6:45 am

Thanks for the sweet word art….love the subway art in the frame!

Renee G - December 21, 2012 - 8:36 am

Once again, thank you! Love each and everyone of the freebies!

Ruth G - December 21, 2012 - 10:48 am

OK, you gave me a really hard Captcha math problem, so I have to try again (love the ones that are like 1+1=)

Thanks for all the joy you bring to my world of crafting with fantastic cutting files that I can use to create things I enjoy and can share with others!!!

ScrappyMama - December 21, 2012 - 1:06 pm

Oh, I had to laugh about your DDs & their Nutcracker experience as my DH & I are going to see The Nutcracker tonight for the very 1st time ever!! I don’t even really know the story of The Nutcracker & we’ve never been to a ballet either (yeah, we live under a rock!) so it’ll be a big night of Firsts for us!! And, yep, I’ll be scrappin’ it…Oh geez, I just thought about somethin’…since we’re exposin’ ourselves to all this culture tonight…maybe the world really IS ending : P !!!!!!!

Beth R - December 22, 2012 - 4:52 am

This 12 days of Christmas has been so fun , I look forward to checking the site each morning. Thank You !
However, I must confess that I have found myself in a pickle:
I LOVE and collect so many of your kits that I have only been able to purchase 1 new kit during the previous 11 days :) I already own all of the half price offerings you’ve featured!
Hahaha , such a horrible predicament I know. But I will stay strong and hang tough. The new year is coming so I will be watching for the “Twenty-Thirteen” kit and anything else that flows from that beautifully creative mind of yours.
Thanks again for everything, your kits and pieces make me happy.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

I can’t believe we are winding down! I mean, I wrote that ‘Day 10′ and it just kind of blew my mind that after today there are just two days left! That’s just crazy, I tell ya! Oh but wait, there’s only four more shopping days until Christmas . . . how does that grab ya? ;)

Got some socks on? Are you ready to have them knocked off? Because when I saw these goooorgeous ornaments from Nichol, it seriously knocked my socks off!

[ Shapes | This+That: Christmas Past (ornament) / Christmas Countdown (ornament) / Here Comes Santa Claus (snowflake) / Holly Jolly Christmas (snowflake) ]

Okay, say it with me . . . WOW! I keep looking at those and I’m seeing some shapes, but good grief, I can’t tell just what she did! lol I think we need to be checking HER BLOG for all the detailed instructions on this.



I think that just sums it up.

Here’s some things Nichol has to say about it:

These ornaments were inspired by the paper stamped ornament on the front of the Stampin’ Up Seasonal Holiday Catalog this year. Only instead of stamping my ornaments, I used die cut ornament designs from Kerri’s kits to create the base layer and dimensional pieces for my ornaments. I also die cut snowflakes from American Crafts Glitter WOW paper (which cuts like butter!) and layered them in the center of the design for some glitz and shimmer. These ornaments were a great way to use up some of those bulky dimensional items that I have in my craft supply that I love but don’t often use on my layouts. Plus, I added a couple of beautiful ornaments to my collection this year! So fun!

[ still in wow mode. . .]

Well. With something like that, we just gotta put one of those kits on sale, do we not?

Yes we shall!

So for today only, this is on sale for half off. Just $5.

To purchase it, click HERE.

This kit is no longer available on sale.

 Today’s freebie comes from the wishings and wantings of Miss Laura. She thought it would be lovely to have some little banner shapes to make a very merry accent or home decor piece. I, of course, just had to have the word ‘believe’ as a little extra something to ‘hang’ them from. :)

To download it for free–today only–click HERE.

This is no longer available as a free shape, but you can purchase it HERE.

Sylvia - December 20, 2012 - 9:05 am

Thanks so much, love it!

Renee G - December 20, 2012 - 9:12 am

Thank you for another great design!

kathy (krolski) - December 20, 2012 - 9:18 am

Nichol is A-MAZ-ing! These ornaments are so beautiful!

Lancene - December 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Thank you for all the holiday goodness.

Sue - December 20, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Thanks so much for the beautiful designs! Merry Christmas!

Ruth G - December 20, 2012 - 1:55 pm

I believe this is such a wonderful addition to all things Christmasy that you’ve created! Nichol is awesome and I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one who doesn’t like to use bulky items on layouts! I was beginning to wonder if I was a goofball! TFS!

Terri Marchbanks - December 20, 2012 - 6:02 pm


Val C - December 21, 2012 - 3:27 am

Thank you again for a great Christmas freebie. I have just finished 2 this+that Christmas trays for my BFFs and I am looking forward to doing the summertime one next for them ( oh yes I live in Melbourne & it is summer over here 36C or 96.8F forecast for Sunday ) Have a very Merry Christmas…Regards Val

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Wow. Wow. Wow! Do I have a day for you!
Some exciting news to announce today, but first let’s get to the regular 12 Days goodies.

Today’s idea comes from Miss Robyn. She wanted this song written,
and so I did it in the usual KB style and put it in Subway Art form!

Print it as an 8×10, place it in a frame and give it as a gift. Or, print it small and put it in your December Daily.
Lots of great places to use it!


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can purchase it in the store.

I included cut files with this, but more than likely you’ll want to just print the PNG file on this freebie.

So, I’m thinking there are going to be many of you working on your December Daily or your Project Life or maybe you still haven’t sent off that photo card (like me!) or maybe you’re simply going to want to add more photos to your page.


That’s what I’m thinkin’.

So why not put this little guy on sale!

To download it for half off–just $5 today only–click HERE.


Okay, you have no idea just how hard it’s been for me to stay quiet about this next item
because I’m just that excited!

I have been really passionate about this subject for a while and now I’m bringing it to you in the form of a class right here on my site.

Introducing . . .

I can’t tell you just how excited I am about this class!

It has been something stirring in my mind for quite some time–one of those thing I always think. “I need to do this someday…”

Well, NOW is the time.

What is The History Project?

We are the storytellers. We tell the story of our lives. We are all at different places in recording our current lives, some of us have been doing it for a few years and some of us may have been doing it for a few months. But generally speaking, we are in the process of recording our life as it happens now, which is great!

But what about your story? What about the things that happened to you as a child or as a teenager?

We never seem to have time to write these stories down because we are busy scrapping more current events.

We all have a different story. Different ways of growing up. Different family situations. Mine is very unique as compared to even my own children that have lived in the same house their whole lives.

Your story is important. Your story is interesting. Your story needs to be recorded simply and efficiently, without spending all the time worrying about product and laying out pages and finding photos like you do when scrapping. It’s all about the stories, not the foo foo.

It’s all about your history.

Why do The History Project?

Let me share a couple of personal examples with you.

My mom passed away at age 65 due to a series of strokes. Much too early, if you ask me. She shared stories here and there of her life, but do I remember them? Not very many. Did she write them down? No. Those stories are now gone with her. I am sad about that. We have boxes and boxes of stuff that we’ve gone through–tiny little reminders of who she was and what she liked, but no personal stories behind those items. I’m really sad about that.

want  my kids to know those stories about me. I don’t want them to be left with nothing that says who I am or how I became who I am.

I think one of my most treasured things I have is a list of different stories from my dad. I had a ‘family tree’ assignment for Creating Keepsakes several years ago and I thought it would be fun to have the grandparents and parents share their lives at the same age as my 8 year old son. Now, I basically grew up without my dad in the home because my parents divorced when I was nine. I didn’t get to hear those random stories about childhood like my kids do. So when I got a handful pages of different stories from his childhood? I was in heaven. It is pure gold. On top of that, we got to go with him to his childhood hometown, Sheridan Wyoming, for his 55th high school reunion. My sister brought a tape recorder so we could record the flood of memories that came from being there. Again….gold.

So what will we leave behind for our children? Yes, many of us make scrapbooks and maybe even keep journals, but I didn’t necessarily scrapbook or journal when I was nine….did you? And what we think now can be different than what we thought then. Perspective and all.

The important thing is to write it down.
And that’s what this class is all about. Getting those memories down on paper in a fun and unique way.

I want to help you gather those moments in time and collect them in a book. A book that’s all your own, to design how you want to do it. There is no rhyme or reason, only a starting point with a subject and ideas each week. It’s all about letting those thoughts flow. Freedom to express what’s only been in your head.

We will be doing this on a weekly basis so that it will always be in the forefront of your mind. It will help you to complete your project within a year. And if you get behind a week? There’s no worry because this is not a chronological memory book.

By doing this together we support each other. We give each other that drive to leave something of you behind.

What you get in the class each week? (52 weeks total)

  • You’ll receive a PDF by email with all the journaling prompts and tips on how to journal the subject for that week. Sometimes I’ll even suggest a photo or ephemera idea to include. All this will be in the PDF to make those ideas and thoughts flow easily into your journal. FYI: The email used will be your PayPal email unless otherwise noted.
  • Additionally the PDF will include my own page examples so you have a base to start with.
  • You’ll receive an exclusive KB-designed graphic element to add visual interest to your journal. Like I said previously, this isn’t about the foo foo, however, I do like a little visual interest. :) But that can be done in a simple fashion.

This graphic element may be a cuttable word image or a cute little decorative card or whatever. Please note, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A CUTTER to do this project. Anything that can be cut can also be printed onto transparency or paper using the PNG version and included in your entry.

What is the cost of the class?

$52. That’s $1 a week for the whole 2013 year for the PDF and graphic element. More than anything, I wanted this class to be affordable, easy, and fun with a little visual goodness mixed in. That’s my vision.

And you know how I like to offer savings, so if you sign up by December 31,
the cost is only $47.

On January 1 it goes up to its regular price of $52.

[ To buy this class, click HERE. ]

What do you need for the class?

A notebook or journal and a pen. That’s all you need.

I’m using a composition notebook because there’s no better sound to me in the office supply world than a crinkly notebook. But that’s what I’m doing. Is it the most archivally safe? Probably not. But I really don’t care. :) Hey, if my great grandfather can write in a journal using just an ordinary pen on paper that surely wasn’t archivally safe and have it last 100 years, so can I.

What would be fun to use for the class?

Here is a list of a few things that I’ll be using:
Washi tape! Hello! So easy and fun and visual…and affordable…and thin.
Date stamp(s). Okay, so I may have a variety of those. ;)
Cardstock if you’re cutting elements. Paper or transparencies if you’re printing.
Alphabet stickers.

Remember: Keep it simple.

Do I have to start right at the first of the year?

No. You don’t. Even though the class officially starts on December 31 (a Monday), you can jump in at any time and will have access to all the PDFs and prompts up to that point. This is not a chronological set of memories. We will be all over the place with our memories. It’ll be like one of those compilation children’s storybooks. :) However I will be focusing on the ‘pre-adult’ years, 0-20.

The Moral of the ‘Story’.

When all is said and done, this is your story, your way. It’s your history. You have complete freedom to do it how you’d like. It’s meant to be simple. It’s meant as a solution to recording your life. It doesn’t matter what your age is. You can even get your kids or your husband doing it along with you. Put all your answers in one ‘family’ book or keep your own books.

The important thing is to share your story.

Let’s do it together. I’m so excited! :)

Sylvia - December 19, 2012 - 4:53 am

Awesome! Thanks so much!

Patti Johnson - December 19, 2012 - 5:16 am

Kerri, thank you for the great idea and class! I’ve taken other classes of yours and always learn so much!
I’m looking forward to this journey and thank you for the discount too, that’s awesome!

{dawn} - December 19, 2012 - 8:40 am

I have been so wanting to do something like this for a while. Your class will be the “nagging” I need to get it done!! And, I always love your creativity – sure to be a great project!! Thanks, Kerri!

rachel kokes - December 19, 2012 - 9:28 am

thank you so much for all the freebies!!!!

Tania K - December 19, 2012 - 10:04 am

I love the concept of this class… but my life really seems so boring most of the time. My daughter is 19, in university and never at home anymore. I work full time and my spare time is spent golfing, gardening, scrapping or doing the everyday chores that most people do. It seems to me that I wouldn’t have much to say at the end of the day… but like I said, I do love the concept of the class…

Kerri - December 19, 2012 - 10:29 am

Hey Tania!
Just to let you know, this class is all about YOU. It will be focusing on your life–your stories–up to about age 20. And I want to tell you from personal experience and historical facts, your life is important. You think it may be boring, but I (and I’m getting kind of emotional about this) can tell you without a doubt that your family will love the stories about YOU when you are gone. I know that sounds a little morbid of sorts, but it’s important. My sister has been in the women’s studies field at the university level for some time. She can tell you too, your life, your recorded history is important beyond your own family as well.

My kids are all older too–18-23. This is not about them. It’s about me and my childhood.

I’m not saying all this just to have you take a class. I’m saying all this because it is important to your family, to your posterity. Like I said, your story is important regardless of how boring you think it may be.

I just have to add, that we found our great grandfathers tiny little daily journals that he kept. Said what the weather was, tiny little notes about what he did that day. I’m sure he wondered why he did it. But I can tell you with 100% assuredness that that is a true treasure. I think it’s amaaaazing to hear what he did on a daily basis…what he thought was probably boring.

I just can’t help but keep saying, your story IS important. Everyone has a story to tell.

Okay, I’m done with my soapbox. :) I told you I was passionate about this subject. lol

Candy - December 19, 2012 - 10:31 am

This class sounds great and very timely for New Year resolutions. Mahalo Kerri!

Tania K - December 19, 2012 - 11:19 am

Ahh Kerri. Thanks so much for your message. I love that idea. I think I skimmed through the class information far too quickly and somehow I had the idea that this would be about documenting the upcoming year… I love this idea and the fact that I’ll be prompted each week to write something sounds fabulous! You convinced me that I need to do this!

Kerri - December 19, 2012 - 11:28 am

I love it! I’m so happy! You won’t regret it…I promise! :)

Jane - December 19, 2012 - 11:41 am

I don’t have any children and am the youngest with 4 brothers. I am not sure who will readmy story someday but I really want to get it down.
Thanks Kerri. I will be signing up.

Katrina H - December 19, 2012 - 11:54 am

That class sounds awesome! I think I will sign up, and I’m hoping to convince my parents to do some of it with me. Thank you!

Deneen - December 19, 2012 - 12:45 pm

Kerri, I will be signing up for this class by the 31st. This is something that is so very important to me. My mom died at 43 suddenly and my father died at 65 from Cancer. Because my mom had died much too soon my dad and I talked about many many things that I wanted to know about him. However even though I knew he had served in the Navy I didn’t know that he was actually a firefighter in the Navy. I found out when we were preparing for his funeral. How I wish I knew more about his time in the Navy. Thank you thank you thank you for offering this class.

linda gilbert - December 19, 2012 - 3:27 pm

I am excited about this, I wish my g-p’s shared more about their child stories. I did ask my g-pa about the family tree some stories out of him, that was when he was in his 90′s and had his memory. It will be fun, I did do a little scrapbookk bought from Hallmark and put my little pieces of memories in there. Now that they have so much for scrapbookers its like going back to kindergarden coloring, pasting, and writing, but FUN!!!!I want to fell challenge and also be fun too!

Audrey V - December 19, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Hi Kerri,
I have subjected myself to a ban on taking new classes, lol, because I have some classes I need to finish first. Yet … this subject is tugging at my heart, I really need to write down more of my personal history, because, I am forgetting it as I get older! And I can’t resist a class from you, and a sale! So I’m sitting on the fence, but I’m sure I’ll jump down and sign up before the 31st. Great idea, btw. We all make gads of layouts about our kids, and too few layout about ourselves.

Cindy - December 19, 2012 - 4:35 pm

I’m probably going to take the class, but frankly, I don’t remember very much about my childhood at all (it wasn’t very good) and most of what I do remember I wouldn’t want my kids to read. Both my parents passed away in their early 70s, within the last few years, and while my mother didn’t talk much about her life, my dad told me stories about his life in the few months we had before he passed away.
Anyway, my journal may be fairly empty, but I’ve always been a little curious about my parents, so I can only assume that my son or grandsons may be interested when I’m no longer around.

Terri Marchbanks - December 20, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Have no fear my dear I’m in like flynn will be purchasing this one next week,4 sure xoxo hugs Miss. Kerri and Merry Christmas

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Welcome to day 8 of our little 12 Days of Christmas fun!

It’s been snowing here off and on and it’s sure been finally feeling like Christmas. I’m just hoping that we will actually have snow on the ground Christmas day. Seems like it rarely happens anymore. And *gasp* dare I even wish for it to actually snow during that festive time? One could only hope.:) I’ve just opened my window so I could see the big pine trees out my window with their clumps of fluffy white snow that found a new hone during the night last night. It’s s beautiful site!

I have gotten several requests to turn the ’12 Days’ logo into a free shape.
And you know what I like to say:

Your wish is my command!

Although, I did tweak it so that it would be a little more universal than using ’12 Days’, ya know?


To download it for free–today only–click HERE.


This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can purchase it in the store.

Next item up for today?

Today’s page comes from the loveliness that is Laura Vegas.

[ Shapes | This+That: Winter (snowflake) / December Twenty Five (christmas) / Decade 2000 (twenty seven) / Storyboard #1 ]

I tell ya . . . photo templates are an awesome way to get so many of those precious memories on one page! What a lovely page Laura!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I came across some Christmas photos from a family get-together, taken back in 2007, that I had never gotten around to scrapping. I had quite a few photos, and wanted to get them all onto a layout, so I picked out one of Kerri’s Storyboard templates to create two quick photo collages. I knew the collages would go side by side, on the two pages, so that it created one large collage across the two-page spread. So I simply turned the template upside down, so that the template design was flip flopped on the second page. I never use snowflakes, being as we live in California, where we just don’t have true “winters” or see any snow. But since the majority of the family was wearing a lot of blues, browns, reds, and lighter colors, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to go with a more “winterey” color scheme and use the snowflakes instead of Christmas trees, presents, or other typical Christmas themed shapes. I didn’t add any journaling to this layout, which isn’t normally something I skip. But I’m not that worried about it, since this is really just a collection of photos from Christmas day, which we know involved family, good food, gifts, and spending time together. 

I love that Laura took some time to scrap some photos from five years ago. I think that often times we scrap what’s current–and that’s great–I think we should. But if we have a moment to go back farther? Do it before those detailed memories start to fade. You think you’ll remember something forever . . .

So, to help you do the same and reach back into the first decade of the 2000 millennium (remember when Y2K was a big deal??), this is the kit on sale today.

Instead of $10, it’s on sale for just $5 for today only.
Click HERE to go to it in the store.

 And HERE are some examples on using it in action.

Rhadonda - December 18, 2012 - 9:29 am

Love it!! Thanks. We are hoping for snow here in northern Illinois, at least we are, not sure about all around us. Since we moved from southern Missouri and didn’t get that much and my husband loves snow. Snow blower ready. Is he really ready? We will see.

Renee G - December 18, 2012 - 9:43 am

I am so lovin’ this freebie, thank you, thank you!

teresa - December 18, 2012 - 9:55 am

Thank you! Thank you! I’m lovin’ this freebie. (in fact, loving everyone of them) I also have a question to ask. I like to purchase the designer edition: extras but I only have basic Silhouette Studio. Will it work on the basic studio? I just bought the Portrait. Thanks so much for your help.

Sylvia - December 18, 2012 - 9:55 am

So so cool! Thanks a LOT!

Kerri - December 18, 2012 - 10:15 am

Hey Teresa! Yes…the ‘extras’ in all the kits are just shapes (or a printable item), so they will work with Studio, DE, SCAL, or whatever cutting machine you may have. You don’t even have to have a Silhouette to use them. :)

Teryl - December 18, 2012 - 10:15 am

Love these free shapes!
So wonderful!
Thank you so much for sharing.

LouAnn V - December 18, 2012 - 11:11 am

Yay! I was hoping that this would be one of the freebies. Thank you!

Cristina - December 18, 2012 - 11:28 am

This is fabulous!! Thank you so much!

Terri Marchbanks - December 18, 2012 - 12:53 pm

You are the BOMB I hope you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!xo xo

Kerri - December 18, 2012 - 1:13 pm

Terri….you always make me smile!
And thanks to everyone for all your wonderful comments about the freebies!
And Rhadonda…I hope you get to use that snowblower! :)

Jeanine - December 18, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Thank you so much for the freebies these past few days! They are wonderful!

Ruth G - December 18, 2012 - 7:22 pm

Love the new word art freebie, love Laura’s LO, love that I got my niece’s card and gift in the mail for her birthday on Saturday…Thanks for the distraction from this final crazy countdown to Christmas. Just looked at the wish lists and realized I still have nothing for my FIL or my mom, and need more for my MIL. I still need to wrap everything, make gift card holders for the gift cards being given…Yikes!

Deb - December 18, 2012 - 8:39 pm

I’ve always so admired that heading so was thrilled when you offered it as a freebie – thank you very much!!

Cathy - December 18, 2012 - 9:32 pm

Thank you for your generous gifts of the season.

teresa - December 18, 2012 - 10:59 pm

Is it only me or everyone else? I couldn’t open today’s freebie in Silhouette Studio. Every time I try it, it will say the studio is not responding. HELP!

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Oh my goodness! We are on our second week of the 12 Days of Christmas extravaganza!

I’m having so much fun with this . . . and I hope you are as well. It’s kind of funny, someone sweetly ommented on Facebook about how I’m spoiling y’all with the freebies and such. And my response? Honest and for truly, ‘I love to spoil.’ I love sharing–in whatever capacity–from the heart. And I think that’s what this whole thing has been about. I appreciate each and every one of you for the light you bring into  my life and the support you give that keeps me going on in this funny little scrapbooking world we have. It’s my pleasure, my honor, to be able to share things how I can–including freebies and sales.

I love it. :)

And so on that note . . . .

Here is a doozy of a freebie for ya!

I think Nichol has asked me a time or two for a mailbox for Christmas.
I just had to add a few things to it to make it a wee bit more festive. ;)


To download this shape for free–today only–click HERE.


This shape is no longer available for free, but you can purchase it HERE.

I’m sure you’ve probably noticed that I decided I couldn’t wait on ‘redecorating’ my website. It’s still a work in progress, but I was just so in the mood to alter a few things, like the logo/masthead and some colors. It was just busting at me to get out! And so as per usual in all my cleaning and redecorating scenarios, I’ll be tweaking at it for a while.

So, in my quest to find projects that had been done in the needed color scheme, I came across one of my favorite projects from Nichol. You might remember this fabulous page she made using the XOXO kit.

[ click HERE for original post ]

It just (excuse me) tickled me pink when she first sent it to me and I’m still tickled pink by it! Lots and lots of fabulous stuff to play with in that XOXO kit. And–I know I’m crazy for saying this–with the big ‘love’ day just around the corner combined with my aweness (yeah, it’s a word) for this page, I thought XOXO would be perfect to put on sale today!

Nichol has such an amazing way of using so much on a page and it’s just eye candy.
I can’t help but feeling like playing ‘Can You Find The Shape’ on her page.


To get this baby half price today–just $6 instead of $12–click HERE.


This item is no longer on sale.

And now here’s something fun for y’all. This is only something I do on rare occasions. There have been many of you that don’t need to take my Silhouette classes or maybe you have a Cricut or another cutter and really would like the freebies offered in the classes.

Well, this is your lucky day, because they will be available for purchase this week!
Including a new set from the Just Add Color class.


The first two are $8 each and the last one is $4.
Click on the desired image to link to it in the store.

And once the week is gone . . . so are these. They go back into the vault until some other special event. :)

Please note: If you have taken the class, you don’t need to purchase the shapes. You already have them.

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 And  now, the lucky winners of the $25 spending spree are: 

MARION HEARN – DECEMBER 16, 2012 – 5:53 AM
I’m marion from the uk – my favourite christmas present will be my cameo on christmas morning!!!!yippee!!!!

CHRISTIE E. – DECEMBER 15, 2012 – 9:52 AM
Christie from Keller TX. I had a stuffed monkey named Zippy that was given to me as a very young child. When I was around the age of 12, I found out that Zippy had a girlfriend named Tippy but she was hard to find. I really wanted her for Christmas. My grandma surprised me and found her and gave her to me that Christmas. I have a picture that was taken of me opening that gift and I was so happy! I still have Zippy and Tippy.

CHRISTINE B – DECEMBER 15, 2012 – 11:33 AM
Hi Kerri, I am Christine from Temuka in New Zealand. My favourite Christmas present was a fishing rod I got as a child many many years ago, it is still around and gets used! Loving your 12 days of Christmas – Thanks!

STACY – DECEMBER 15, 2012 – 5:22 PM
Shakopee MN
My favorite was an engagement ring 18 years ago. Yikes, where does time go!

My best Christmas ever was when my husband took me to France for Christmas with his family in Paris and Normandy. We had so much fun this was last year. Paris is so lovely at Christmas time.  Love the freebies and just love this blog!

Congratulations! Please email me at and I’ll get y’all goin’!

And your comments were just amazing! I looooooooooved reading those stories and thoughts. They just made my day every time I read them. You guys are just awesome! :)

Colleen Umlah - December 17, 2012 - 7:46 am

thanks, Kerri, the designs are fantastic, as always!!

Sylvia - December 17, 2012 - 7:57 am

Thanks a lot! Very cool freebie!

{dawn} - December 17, 2012 - 8:00 am

Thanks for today’s freebie, Kerri! It is super cute!!

Rhadonda - December 17, 2012 - 8:58 am

Thanks again!! I thought you were redecorating your home, not your web home. I am crazy i guess. Have fun rearranging the “furniture”!

Renee G - December 17, 2012 - 9:24 am

Kerri,the freebie today is awesome! You are such a talented lady and I love that you share your talents with us. It is so fun to see what you will come up with next.

Dolly - December 17, 2012 - 9:33 am

Congrats ladies!!
Thanks once again Kerri! :D

Jeanette - December 17, 2012 - 9:39 am

Thanks for the freebies! I am getting two of your classes for Christmas, I’m so excited!

Cari - December 17, 2012 - 10:29 am

LOVE it! Thank you for a wonderful shape, Kerri!

Sandra M. - December 17, 2012 - 10:33 am

Hi Kerri:

Thanks for all the fabulous freebies!
I just have a quick question. I have taken all 3 or your classes (luved them!) but can’t seem to locate the images you mentioned in your packages today. I did download the ones from the classes, but, there are not the same.


Liana - December 17, 2012 - 10:52 am

Love the freebies! Todays is really awesome. Thanks so much!

Marilyn in Michigan - December 17, 2012 - 11:40 am

Love today’s freebie! Congrats to the winners.

Jeannie L - December 17, 2012 - 11:40 am

I’m exceptionally loving today’s freebie. Has to be my most favorite to date although I love them all. Thanks so much!

Phyllis B. - December 17, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Kerri, today’s Freebie is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Such great Christmas presents from you! And, love the new colors you’re using on your site—so fresh! I truly hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!
Hugs, Phyllis

ScrappyMama - December 17, 2012 - 1:49 pm

LOVE the mailbox freebie…Thanks soooooo much!!!

linda gilbert - December 17, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Yippppeeeeeee! I WON I WON I WON!!!! thanks so much. LOVE the freebies and am so happy (*****doing the happy happy Joy dance*****) that I get have a little shopping spreeeeeeeee!

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Christine B - December 17, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Wow so excited to see my name as a winner!!! thanks so much Kerri – can’t wait to have a play!

Ruth G - December 17, 2012 - 6:02 pm

Congrats to the winners! Thanks so much to Kerri for all you do!!! Having a blast checking out your blog every day to see what goodies are available!

Cheryl :) - December 17, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Thank you for the freebies,Kerri! I’m a mail”mam” and absolutely LOVE it!!!Gonna use it in my Project Life layout this week.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6


Well folks, we are half way through are 12 Days of Christmas event!

Only one Saturday left now until Christmas.
Are you freaked out yet? ;)

I think I’m pretty much done . . . I think.

So, since all the money seems to be going out the door about now,
you know how I love to give something for free to help those tight little wallets.

Therefore, here is today’s holiday freebie!

This comes from the wishings and wantings of Miss Naomi.

I truly wish I could fulfill all their wishes . . . if only I had the time . . .
Hopefully this will work for you and everyone Naomi! :)

To download it free–today+tomorrow only–click HERE.

Still trying to help save you a dollar or two with the happy little sale we have going on every day.

So much craziness happens this time of year . . .

‘Did I get everything?’

“What do you mean I gotta go get this on Christmas Eve day?’

‘Yay. Let’s stand in line at the post office.’

. . .  just to name a few . . .

It’s strange how just a little Christmas music or some twinkly lights or a Christmas concert can juts make you plain ol’ happy.

Which brings me to today’s sale:

This is on sale for . . . well . . . let’s make it this weekend too since I’m not posting on Sunday.

It is normally $6, on sale for $3!

Click the image or HERE to go to it in the store. 


And you want something else to make you really happy???

How’s about this?

As in . . . FIVE of these!!

To be entered, just leave a comment with your name, where you’re from, and your favoritist Christmas present ever and I’ll draw five lucky winners very, very early Monday morning!

[ this contest is now closed ]

Sherry Eckblad - December 15, 2012 - 4:13 am

Thanks for the free files Kerri, I am loving each one. My favorite Christmas gift was probably the ceramic bowl my son made me in Kindegarten. It is so tiny and so mis-shapened but absolutely beautiful. I have had it for about 30 years now and still love it just as much as when he gave it to me.

Sylvia - December 15, 2012 - 4:14 am

THANKS so much for all of these wonderful goodies!!! Love this one!

Roxane F. - December 15, 2012 - 4:27 am

I love the freebies, Thank-you! My favorite present was my Nikon 5100 camera my husband surprised me with last Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

catherinescrap - December 15, 2012 - 4:34 am

Thanks for these gifts
my favorite Christmas gift is a very good day with all my family and my children with my favorite french menu lol
merry christmas Kerri

Jeanne Ann - December 15, 2012 - 4:41 am

Hey Kerri, I think my favorite Christmas present ever would have to be watching my youngest open her presents when she was about 18 months old. She was so enthralled with each little piece of paper and making sure it got into the trash before the next piece could be taken off. It took her hours to unwrap her gifts but it was such a treat to watch. Thanks so, so much for the freebies and the chance to win! Merry Christmas from Kentucky!

Jackie W. - December 15, 2012 - 5:04 am

Hi! I’m Jackie, and I currently live in Murfreesboro, TN (near Nashville). My favorite Christmas present is when my daughter made me a personalized CD. It meant a lot to me that she would look up songs I liked and created it just for me!

Marilyn Bronson - December 15, 2012 - 5:06 am

Hi Kerri, it’s Marilyn from North Carolina and my favorite Christmas gift ever was a laptop computer that my DIL stood in line for at 5am on Black Friday 2 years ago. That was truly a gift of love. Thanks for all the goodies, love your designs and classes.

Theresa. H - December 15, 2012 - 5:42 am

Hi Kerri, I’m from the U.K. My favourite ever Christmas present was a jumper from my grandfather. We had gone to spend Christmas Day with my grandparents. I had recently started college & was enjoying being out if school uniform. The big trend was to wear men’s clothes. He greated us wearing a lovely black & white jumper. When I told him how much I liked it he took it off & gave it to me. It was such a surprise. I wore the jumper almost every day for two years & still have it now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Teresa S - December 15, 2012 - 5:49 am

My favorite Christmas present ever was a trip to Disneyland Paris. We lived in England at the time. It was a fabulous way to spend Christmas!

Sandy Robinson - December 15, 2012 - 5:50 am

Hi Keri,
Seasons Greetings from North Bay, Ontario. My favorite christmas gift didn’t start out very happy, but it has grown to mean the most to me… I had been planning to purchase a music box with six brass bells that chimed along to traditional Christmas carols to give to my father for christmas, when he passed away suddenly in late November. My husband placed it under our tree for me instead! Now every year when we listen to those sweet bells, we think of Poppa and the music that meant so much to him.

Diane W. - December 15, 2012 - 5:53 am

Hi from the Dallas area! Thanks for the freebies…I love your creativity! My best Xmas present was when we brought our newborn son home on Christmas Day! He was born 4.5 weeks early (on 12-18 ) and was released 1 week later. The time has really flown…he turns 17 next week! Merry Christmas!

Gina - December 15, 2012 - 5:57 am

Hi Keri…thanks so much for the free files and the sales, awesome stuff. I now live in Suwanee Ga., originally from New Jersey. My best Christmas present was the year my husband asked me to marry him on Christmas, so almost thirty years ago. Still to this day the best present ever!!!!

Wendy - December 15, 2012 - 6:07 am

Thanks for all the great freebies and sales. Last year my mother had given me an engraaved wood mohoganny keepsake box with all my childhood memories in it (baby shoes, class pics, report cards, notes etc), its probably one of the most memorable gifts I have received. I started a project life album for my daughter this year to document her High School years, I’m hoping someday it will be her most favourite gift.

Natalie (QSOgirl) - December 15, 2012 - 6:09 am

Natalie from Ellicott City, MD
One year, my husband got me a Silhouette SD (after some pretty obvious hints on my part ;-) and also *made* for me some beautiful pendants made from sliced colored pencils. They are stunning! I love handmade things from him!

{dawn} - December 15, 2012 - 6:17 am

Wow! So exciting that you posted today, a Saturday! And, just moments ago, I thought to myself, “Do you think Kerri will have a post today?”
Thanks for the freebie, and thanks for all of the sales!
And, thanks for a chance to win!
PS My husband was looking over our PayPal statement last night. His comment? “You buy a lot of Kerri Bradford!” LOL

{dawn} - December 15, 2012 - 6:21 am

I forgot to mention my favorite present…
Six years ago we brought a puppy home for Christmas. How special to be holding a dear, fluffy, warm little pup while you watch others opening gifts. It was one of my best Christmases ever!

Jing-Jing - December 15, 2012 - 6:31 am

Thank you Kerri for the free files and this giveaway. I am from MN and my favorite gift was when I was 14 , I got a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt!

Caroline M. - December 15, 2012 - 6:42 am

HI Kerri ! I’m from Montreal, Canada and my best christmas gift ever was tickets for a Bryan Adam’s show.

Katkat - December 15, 2012 - 6:42 am

Hi, thanks for the giveaway! My name is Katherine and I am from Hong Kong. My favorite Christmas present ever is the surprise trip to Koh Samui, Thailand arranged by my boyfriend last year. :)

Barbara Dundas - December 15, 2012 - 6:50 am

Barbara from Spring, Texas
My favorite christmas gift was when my son was born on Dec. 20th and we came home on christmas day.

Nashonne - December 15, 2012 - 6:51 am

Happy Holidays!

My favorite Christmas present ever was my dolphin charm on a necklace I’ve worn for the last 21 years.

Nashonne, Crete, IL

Stacey - December 15, 2012 - 6:52 am

Thank you Kerri! I’m Stacey from Oakville, Canada. My favourite gift ever was a framed Monet print from my first boyfriend’s mother when I was 18 or so. She believed in me and saw something in me others did not. That print was an expression of that. I still have it hanging in my house today.

liannallama - December 15, 2012 - 6:52 am

My favorite Christmas gift is love and family! Thanks for all the fun goodies. I’m taking your online class right now and can’t wait to learn more.
Huntington Beach, CA

Patty - December 15, 2012 - 6:54 am

Merry Christmas, Kerri from Los Angeles. Thank you for the beautiful Freebies. I so love your designs. My favoritist Christmas present ever is a beautiful angel given to me as a child by my piano teacher about 50 years ago. I still have her and she looks as pretty today as she did the day she was given to me.
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Best to you and your family.

Crista Mann - December 15, 2012 - 6:58 am

I’m Crista, from Colorado. My very favorite Christmas present ever was my Peaches and Cream Barbie when I was little. We didn’t get lavish, fancy gifts like that…so to get the fancy Barbie for Christmas was a surprise, and I cherished her so much because I knew how special she was. :) Thanks for your fun twelve days Kerrie, I’m loving checkin in each morning to see what you’ve whipped up, you’re so talented!! :) Merry Christmas!

Susan R. - December 15, 2012 - 7:11 am

My favorite Christmas present ever was an 8 week old Dachshund puppy. We had him for 16 years, and he was my pride and joy. My recent most favorite gift to give was all 12 This and That tray inserts. :-) Thank you and Merry Christmas from North Wales, PA.

keianna - December 15, 2012 - 7:11 am

Keianna P.
St. Louis, MO

Favorite gift ever was moving into the home we built the week of Christmas. 7 years ago. Time flies.

Cheryl - December 15, 2012 - 7:17 am

My favorite Christmas present is when my teenage boys spend time with us during the holidays, if they would only clean their rooms it would be perfect!

kathy - December 15, 2012 - 7:26 am

what a wonderful little gift this would make for my girlfriend!

thank you

Wendy (The Local Cook) - December 15, 2012 - 7:28 am

Thank you so much for these free files and sales, I’m new to Silhouette and digital scrapping and have really enjoyed your tutorials and products.

I’m Wendy from Grand Rapids, Michigan and my favorite present was a handmade apron that my mom made for me one year. I love to cook and I appreciate the work that went into it.

Jeanette - December 15, 2012 - 7:38 am

Thanks for the freebies! I’m getting a Silhouette for Christmas, so I’m pretty excited. I’m originally from California, but now live in Canada. I think my favorite present from when I was young was a digital alarm clock with radio and a cassette when I was a teenager! I was so excited about that.

Brenda Devall - December 15, 2012 - 7:43 am

My absolute favorite Christmas gift has to be my “friendship ring” given to me by my husband when I was just 15 yrs old. Yep, he called it a friendship ring for the parents ears but it was really an engagement ring that he carried in his pocket for 3 months before finally getting the nerve to give it to me on Christmas morning. We knew what we wanted very early in life and we’re still together 35 years later! Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Jessica N. - December 15, 2012 - 7:44 am

Bucklin, KS the best Christmas present was my Dyson vacuum! Thank you for all the great sales this week :)

LinhC - December 15, 2012 - 7:45 am

My favorite Christmas present ever was a nice camera so that I can take photos and videos of my children while they are still young and want me to take their photos. :)

LinhC in Birmingham, AL

Robin Walston - December 15, 2012 - 7:49 am

When I was very young, an uncle took me to the local toy store and told me I could have any one thing in it I wanted. I was in awe. I chose the Betsy McCall design kit that had a light box in it and was used to draw doll fashions. I loved it and still have the light box.

Katie Jones - December 15, 2012 - 7:52 am

Thanks for all of these great freebies, Kerri! My favorite Christmas gift was seventeen years ago when my son Eric, who was born at 27 weeks, came home from the hospital a few weeks before Christmas. For a while there, we didn’t know if he would make it, and to have him home and healthy was such a gift – one that has continued to this day!

Katie in San Mateo, CA

Kathleen D - December 15, 2012 - 7:53 am

Hi I’m Kathleen from Florida. My favorite present was when my husband surprised me with a lovely, special bracelet the year my dad died. It meant so much to me. But second best was when I got a new canon camera. That’s right up there too. For most of us who love your blog, cameras and jewelry are pretty much equal in the desirability scale.

ConnieC - December 15, 2012 - 8:04 am

Hi, I’m Connie from Greenwood, SC. I got my present a little early this year. I had a baby girl in Nov after having to do IVF multiple times. I never thought I’d get to spend Christmas with a child of my own.

Suz - December 15, 2012 - 8:04 am

Suz from rainy Washington. Favorite present was the iPad I got for Christmas last year. Now I can hardly imagine what I did without it!

Dolly - December 15, 2012 - 8:08 am

Awesome free file Kerri! I am doing a December daily and I have still to decorate Tag fronts (I left them only with PP in case I wanted a pic there) I can’t wait to add in your files on them! I also have last years to play with and one of the Christmas collections so it’s gonna be FABOO thanks to you helping out!
Love that you put HAPPY on sale! I think I MUST HAVE! :D
Thanks for a shot at winning a GC!
Name- Dolly
Coquitlam BC
My little girl was born Mid October so she really was the best Christmas gift ever…just in time to celebrate the season without making momma feel too stressed for getting it all done!

glorie - December 15, 2012 - 8:11 am

Thanks for the chance to win some of your goodies. My favorite Christmas present was the Ipad that my husband gave me last year :)

Charlene - December 15, 2012 - 8:19 am

I’m Charlene from Austin, Texas and my favorite Christmas present ever was a trip to New York. Thanks so much for the 12 days of Christmas! Merry Christmas!

Dell - December 15, 2012 - 8:28 am

My most favorite gift would have to be my silhouette machine. I use it all the time.

Janell - December 15, 2012 - 8:32 am

Janell from Woods Cross Utah, My favorite gift was years ago when I did tons of painting and I got a scroll saw and sander. I have used it tons over the years. Thanks for the chance to win.

Megan Swenson - December 15, 2012 - 8:33 am

I’m from Syracuse, UT. My favorite Christmas present ever was when I was in junior high and I got a cute little guinea pig. I was so convinced it wasn’t going to happen and bless my parents for giving it to me…I don’t know if I could do the same for my kids! :)

cindy - December 15, 2012 - 8:34 am

Hello Kerri……thanks for all the freebies and 1/2 price files. This is awesome!
This is Cindy from Ocala, FL and my best Christmas gift wasn’t really a “gift”, but our family (including cousins, parents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles – a housefull) got together for a Christmas Eve party and shared a wonderful evening (there was NO fighting, but MUCH laughter). It was the best time and we all still talk about that Christmas Eve.
Hope you and yours have a Wonderful and Blessed Christmas!

Melissa S - December 15, 2012 - 8:37 am

Thanks so much for the chance to win and for all the freebies. I’ve been lovin them!! My favourite present was the Cameo my hubby bought me last year for Christmas. Melissa S from Halifax, NS, Canada

Nonni - December 15, 2012 - 8:39 am

Hi Kerri,
I’m from Ca. and my favorite Christmas present was when my daughter and her husband told us we were going to be grandparents!! It was awesome and has been everyday since. HAPPY,HAPPY,HAPPY. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Jane Saxton - December 15, 2012 - 8:42 am

Thanks for the chance to win and I am loving the freebie files! My favorite Christmas present was a necklace that my kids picked out for me. Happy Saturday from (presently) not rainy Portland Oregon.

Rhadonda - December 15, 2012 - 8:44 am

Rhadonda Sterling, IL A replacement ring from my husband as we sold my engagement ring to pay for our twin girls (we didn’t know you could make other arrangements) and the poem he wrote with it was priceless. Thanks!

Cristina - December 15, 2012 - 8:50 am

Thanks for another great design!! My favorite present ever was in 2008, when my husband gave my my d-SLR!!
Cristina from NY

Kim - December 15, 2012 - 8:54 am

My favorite present was an EasyBake oven when I was in elementary school. We didn’t have a ton of money, so we never made wish lists. But somehow my mom knew it was EXACTLY what I wanted. That part was even better than the gift itself!

Sandy - December 15, 2012 - 8:57 am

Kerri, you’re the best. I love your 12 days of Christmas! Thank you.
Name: Sandy
Location: Kennesaw
Favorite Gift: These days my favorite gifts are sharing memories with my family. Next favorite: anything scrapbook related, especially scrapbooking tools!

Lisa - December 15, 2012 - 9:05 am

I’m from Atlanta and my favorite Hanukkah present was the necklace I got from my husband this year wtih all 3 kids names stamped on it and their birthstones.

Michelle P. - December 15, 2012 - 9:10 am

I am Michelle from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
My new favorite Christmas gift is my new Cameo, which just arrived last week. Christmas arrived a little early for me this year!!

Katrina H - December 15, 2012 - 9:14 am

My mom made me a scrapbook of all my childhood pictures and other things she had saved a few years ago. I love it. Thanks for the chance to win!

Judy R - December 15, 2012 - 9:16 am

My favorite Christmas present ever was my dog Gracie. We drove 3.5 hours on Christmas Eve 2010 to pick her up. Let me tell you…you are never too old to experience the true joy of a Christmas puppy!

Jennifer - December 15, 2012 - 9:18 am

Thanks for the freebies! My name is Jennifer and I’m from Dallas, Texas. My favorite gifts are the things my kids make for me. Have a wonderful and merry Christmas!

Jessica - December 15, 2012 - 9:20 am

Hi Kerri, I am Jessica from Colorado Springs! My very favorite Christmas gift would have to be seeing the joy on my kiddos faces as they open their gifts. Priceless!

Sandy - December 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

Sandy from New Castle, IN. Favorite Christmas present would be last year– my mom gave me heirloom ornaments from when I was little of the Wizard of OZ characters! Merry Christmas Kerri! Happy 2013!

Cassie - December 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

Thanks for the freebies! Cassie from Pennsylvania.

Carolyn Lontin - December 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

Lovin’ all of your freebies!! My favorite Christmas present was when my husband proposed to me years ago! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

JillT - December 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

Very generous giveaway. . .thanks for the chance!

Katrina Hunt - December 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!!! One of my favorite memories was going to my roommate’s family’s house for Christmas weekend. We played games, watch Christmas movies (mainly A Christmas story marathon!) and her mom even got me involved in the cooking and TEACHING me how to cook! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Hugs, Katrina

Julie Learned - December 15, 2012 - 9:27 am

Hi Kerri, I’m loving the 12 Days of Christmas, full of inspiration and freebies!! :) I am from Wisconsin and my favorite Christmas present was my Cameo that I got last year! :) Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Julie L.

Jeanne J - December 15, 2012 - 9:29 am

Love the freebie! Thanks! My favorite Christmas present was my fish. Last year I caught the largest walleye anyone in the family has ever caught. My father had it mounted and now he (Fred the fish) sits on my fireplace mantel! Very silly but I love it!

Cathy - December 15, 2012 - 9:30 am

Thanks for all the freebies and opportunity to win. My favorite present was a couple of years ago, I got the Canon 50D when it first came out. I love it. I am such a picture nut.

Karen S - December 15, 2012 - 9:31 am

Karen S from Federal Way WA— my favorite present is this year’s cameo! Love to have it, can’t wait to use it!.. Merry Christmas, Kerri. Love your stuff!

Gwen Lords - December 15, 2012 - 9:33 am

I love your give aways, I never win them, but I love them! My favorite Christmas gift would have to be my 4 year old made me a clay candle holder in pre school and she worked so hard on it and wrapped it so carefully, I will always remember her little face when she gave it to me.

Mesic - December 15, 2012 - 9:38 am

Youa from MN, loving all the generous freebies and sales! Fave present is an iPad I got last Christmas.

LouAnn V - December 15, 2012 - 9:48 am

Thanks for another great file.

My favoritist Christmas gift is my Kitchenaid mixer. Love that thing.

LouAnn in CA

Terribeth - December 15, 2012 - 9:50 am

My favorite Christmas present was a precious moments figurine with a little girl sitting and a little boy holding a sign saying Yes or No. My husband popped the question right after in front of my entire family.

Michelle - December 15, 2012 - 9:50 am

Kerri, LOVING the Freebees!! I am collecting them all. My favorite Christmas gift is my son. He was an early Christmas present being born right before Christmas. Michelle, River Falls, WI

Christie E. - December 15, 2012 - 9:52 am

Christie from Keller TX. I had a stuffed monkey named Zippy that was given to me as a very young child. When I was around the age of 12, I found out that Zippy had a girlfriend named Tippy but she was hard to find. I really wanted her for Christmas. My grandma surprised me and found her and gave her to me that Christmas. I have a picture that was taken of me opening that gift and I was so happy! I still have Zippy and Tippy.

Beth - December 15, 2012 - 9:54 am

Beth from Noblesville, IN

My best present ever was a guitar when I was about 10. I wanted one SOOOO badly, and Santa came through! I still have that guitar…40 years later! My son taught himself to play on it!

Beth M - December 15, 2012 - 9:55 am

Hi. My name is Beth. I’m from Fitchburg, WI. This might sound a little silly, but my favorite Christmas present ever was the best electric pencil sharpener. My Dad had one so I knew it was awesome so I was excited when I opened it and I’m still using it more than 20 years later.

KWare - December 15, 2012 - 9:58 am

Thank you for the freebie! My favorite gift is probably last year when my husband got me PSE so that I could finally use your photo collages I kept seeing on Nichol Magourik’s layouts. I wanted to do them so badly to condense down the # of pages per layout, but I am not a computer type person. It took some work, but I love it!

Andrea S. - December 15, 2012 - 10:00 am

I’m Andrea from WI and my favoritist present ever was a brand, new, yellow, banana seat bike when I was about 6! :)

Sue C - December 15, 2012 - 10:02 am

What a great giveaway – since I am getting a Cameo for Christmas! My favorite gift(s) were all the homemade ones my kids made while in elementary school. Can’t beat those!

Elaine Bowman - December 15, 2012 - 10:06 am

Thank you for all the freebies Kerri! My favorite Christmas present was when I was a tween…I wanted a record player sooooo bad! Santa was very good to me that year! I ended up with a collection of 45′s that I wish I still had. I don’t know what ever happened to them, I guess my mom got rid of them after I left home :( Merry Christmas!

Maggie Greenwood - December 15, 2012 - 10:09 am

Wishing a Merry christmas from England and thanks so much for a chance to win!

Peggy W. - December 15, 2012 - 10:13 am

Peggy from Lehi, Utah. My favorite present was a rocking chair that my husband gave me. I rocked all of my babies to sleep in it and many great memories of my kids when they were little in that chair. Thanks for the many great ideas and the generous giveaway.

Brenda - December 15, 2012 - 10:16 am

Dove Canyon, CA
My favorite Christmas present was the rocking chair my hubby gave me 5 days before our first baby was born – I’ve used it with all 3 of my kids and now with the 2 little ones I babysit for.

Megan B - December 15, 2012 - 10:21 am

I’m from Texas and my favorite present was a beautiful ring my husband surprised me with a few years ago.

MJ - December 15, 2012 - 10:35 am

I love your stuff. Thanks for the giveaways. My favorite gift for Christmas would be my Canon Rebel. I finally can get some great pics of my children to scrapbook. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!

Audrey V - December 15, 2012 - 10:35 am

My most favorite present was a bracelet that my mom gave me when I was a teenager.

K in PA - December 15, 2012 - 10:51 am

My favorite present ever was a handmade cross stitched stocking that my sister made for me and she didn’t even know how to cross stitch. It turned out beautifully and it is something I greatly treasure!

Loving the 12 days of Christmas, Kerri! It’s like a present every day! Can’t wait to see what’s next!

Thanks for your generousity and the chance to win a gift certificate to your fabulous store!

Terebene - December 15, 2012 - 10:56 am

I’m from Colorado. I think my favorite Christmas present ever was my 7D camera. I love it ever time I pick it up, even though it’s been several years now. Thanks for all these great giveaways and sales. So much fun!

Laura K - December 15, 2012 - 10:58 am

My name is Laura and I am in Eagle Mountain Utah getting covered in a ton of snow today! It is nice though because I love to watch the snowfall and it is my birthday today! I would have to say my favorite Christmas present ever would have to be my youngest daughter! She will be six in exactly a week. Thank you so much for the chance to win because I love your shop but have no money to spend right now. I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

Marilyn in Michigan - December 15, 2012 - 11:01 am

What a great file, Kerri! My favorite gift is being with family and friends for the holidays.

Daniela - December 15, 2012 - 11:07 am

Daniela, Dallas TX…trip to Hawaii!

Julie - December 15, 2012 - 11:13 am

I’m from CA and my favorite ever was a banana seat bike I got when I was 8 or 9. I still have the pic! Thanks for the chance!

Christine B - December 15, 2012 - 11:33 am

Hi Kerri, I am Christine from Temuka in New Zealand. My favourite Christmas present was a fishing rod I got as a child many many years ago, it is still around and gets used! Loving your 12 days of Christmas – Thanks!

IssyScotland - December 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Hi Kerri! Thanks so much for today’s freebie! My most favourite Christmas present was to be told on Christmas Day, four years ago that my youngest child was going to give me my first grandchild. She is three now and is a little mini GranMa! Her gentleness and Joy for life mean everything to me. The tragic events of the last couple of days re-inforce how lucky we are to spend time with our loved ones and how quickly and easily they can be snatched away from us. I live close to Dunblane, in Scotland so have experienced the horror that Newport CT is going through. I send my love, sympathy and compassion to all those in that small community. xo

Margie Visnick - December 15, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Thanks for all of the fun freebies!My best Christmas gift ever had to be the diamond infinty necklace that my hubby got me a few years ago!

Candy - December 15, 2012 - 12:43 pm

My Silhouette Cameo last year!

ScrappyMama - December 15, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Sure am having fun with these free goodies you’re sharing with us! I’ve had many, many great Christmas presents over the years, but, one of the more recent ones that truly made a HUGE change in my life was when my DH gave me my membership to the Cricut Circle!! I have made soooooooo many truly wonderful friends through the Circle & they have become a very big & important part of my life! Santa will be bringing my a Cameo for Christmas this year & I anticipate a lot of changes in my scrapbooking/cardmaking/crafting life in the upcoming year, but I will always be grateful for my Circle friends & will treasure them forever!!!! Thanks for the chance to win one of these awesome, generous giveaways!!!!
I’m Donna Watson & from Ohio…& after 25 years of moving around the country for my DHs U.S. Navy career, we’ve ended up here again!

Conice - December 15, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Thanks so much for the Christmas freebies. I am from Angleton, Texas and the best Christmas present I received was a Barbie doll when I was twelve.

Linda Richmond - December 15, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Thank you for all the free files!
I’m new to the world of digital and electronic cutting. What a treat to get your wonderful files!

teresaW - December 15, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Thanks so much for all the free files, Kerri. I’m new to this digi cutting world. My favorite present so far is the “Silhouette Portrait” I got just not long ago. It’s a pre-Christmas gift from my hubby. I purchased a couple of your classes so far to learn how to use it. LOVE it. You are a great teacher. Thanks again.

Jeanette - December 15, 2012 - 1:29 pm

I’m Jeanette from the Bronx, NY. Thanks so much for all the free and discounted “stuff.” My favorite Christmas gifts would have to be my children. One of them was born a month before Christmas, and the other was born a few weeks after. The best gifts I could ever ask for! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sandi M. - December 15, 2012 - 2:06 pm

I’m from Florida. The best Christmas present I got was a blue Wishblade cutting machine. That was in 1997. I loved it.Ihad so much fun. It is retired now but still works. I got to where a need a bigger cutter. But every once in awhile I fire her up and she still cuts things out.

Tiffany Huang - December 15, 2012 - 2:07 pm

I’m Tiffany Huang from New Orleans, LA. My favorite Christmas present was a Barbie dreamhouse! Love that!

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ - December 15, 2012 - 2:28 pm

My name is Julene and I’m in Atlanta, Georgia and the best Christmas gift I have ever gotten was my Saturn Outlook.. I couldn’t get it on or before Christmas ( my birthday) so I had to get it in January..

Lorinda - December 15, 2012 - 2:48 pm

I mood ring! YUP! Wanted one SOOOO bad and I got one. What do we think when we’re young? It was fun though!

CHRISTINE OUSLEY - December 15, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Hi, I’m Christine from Birmingham, Alabama and the best Christmas gift I ever got was a watch that I had wanted for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win and I have really enjoyed the freebies!! Happy Holidays!

xoxo, Christine

janis m - December 15, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Hi Kerri! I’m from SoCal and I think my favorite Christmas present was an ornament my daughter made when she was in 3rd grade- it had her picture in it and it has been hanging in my kitchen ever since!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway- I am hoping to get a silhouette for Christmas, so this would be perfect!! :-)

Sandy H. - December 15, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Hi Kerri…thanks for the chance to “win” a little Christmas spending…
My name is Sandy and I live in West Jordan, UT. My absolute favorite christmas was the year as a kids when I got my first ten speed bike. I was still in elementary school, and I think I jumped up and down for about 20 minutes with joy!

Karen - December 15, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Hi, Thanks for a chance–I’m Karen from Rochester, NY. My favorite Christmas gift came one year early in our marriage. My husband bought me a beautiful opal ring to replace one I had inherited that had cracked. We didn’t have the money for such gifts, and it is still one of my favorite pieces of jewelry.

CaribbeanGirl - December 15, 2012 - 3:36 pm

My favoritest Christmas present ever is my silhouette (which I just had to open early!) :-) Merry Christmas to everyone!

M'Liss White - December 15, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!
My favorite Christmas present was this year’s Cameo. My sweet husband has let me play early and keep the box under the tree. I am learning so much and I love it!

Roberta - December 15, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Cold and rainy in Seattle! My favorite gift was my Silhouette. Would love to win because I love your designs!

Linda H - December 15, 2012 - 3:54 pm

A necklace from my parents when I was 16 (SE Wisconsin)

Dana - December 15, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Thank you so much for the freebies and the chance to win! I love your stuff. My most favoritist Christmas present ever was my sweet little doggy Jasper!

Val C - December 15, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Hi my name is Val & I live in Melbourne, Australia My favourite Christmas present ever was my KNK Maxx as it has allowed me to use the lovely files you create so I thank you for the chance to win a voucher as I have done this + that Christmas & would love the summer file to change to when Christmas is over. Merry Christmas to you & yours regards Val…

Leticia - December 15, 2012 - 4:07 pm

Fremont, CA

My favorite Christmas surprise was last year with my hubby surprised me with my new Canon 60D.

Diane H - December 15, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Merry Christmas from rainy California. Yes, it does rain here! My favorite present was my silhouette. I got it the first year they came out and have enjoyed it ever since. Thank you for all the freebies and sales. We love a good sale – you know us well. I was out of town with no internet so I sat outside a closed starbucks just to log onto your site. Yes, my hubby thinks I’m crazy! Hope you and your family have a very special Christmas!

Jennifer - December 15, 2012 - 4:27 pm

I am really loving all the goodies on your blog, thanks so much. I am from Wisconsin and strangely enough we don’t really have any snow right now for Christmas (got some last Sunday, but it’s been raining most of today, so it’s almost all melted.) So hard to pick one favorite gift, but if I really had to it would the “Scrappin” ornament my girls picked out for me a few years ago. It’s not the prettiest one on the tree, but I love it because they knew I really love to scrapbook so they picked it out for me all on their own.

melinda greer - December 15, 2012 - 4:29 pm

I’m from Midland, MI
and my favorite Christmas gift was my Silhouette Cameo that I bought myself! That’s one buy I have not regretted and doubt I ever will!

Christi - December 15, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Happy Christmas, Kerri! I think my favorite Christmas present would be the Silhouette my husband bought me back in 2008!

rt in GA - December 15, 2012 - 5:04 pm

My name is Rachel from Georgia. I have a few favoritist Christmas presents – Coach purse, Silhouette Cameo & Nikon DSLR.

Diane - December 15, 2012 - 5:04 pm

This is Diane from Washington. My favorite Christmas present was my grandkids taking me to see the Nutcracker. Loved the time spent with them – it was fantastic!
Thanks for your generosity!!

Stacy - December 15, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Shakopee MN
My favorite was an engagement ring 18 years ago. Yikes, where does time go!

Danica Staples - December 15, 2012 - 5:30 pm

My most favorite christmas present was a scrapbook my sister made for me.

teresa beggerow - December 15, 2012 - 5:47 pm

When i was 12 I received a foot locker filled with little presents to unwrap. I loved all the little surprises inside.

Kristy - December 15, 2012 - 6:03 pm

Eden Prairie, MN
My favorite gift was the mother and child necklace my two children bought for me. Thanks so much for the wonderful Freebies!

Susan Walden - December 15, 2012 - 6:48 pm

Hi – Susan from Blaine, MN!
I think my most “favoritist” present ever was the year my parents bought me a record player with the album “Frampton Comes Alive”! I’m pretty sure I wore that record out!
Thanks for a chance to win this lucky present from you!

Melanie A. - December 15, 2012 - 6:51 pm

Melanie from TN! Loving the Twelve Days of Christmas, thank you!
hmm favorite gift? Probably my Winnie the Pooh when I was little. He went everywhere with me. I still have him :)

Ashley C - December 15, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Ashley from Lehi, UT
I still remember receiving a Samantha American girl doll at age 9. It was so exciting. A close 2nd, was a Silhouette for Christmas last year!

Laurie - December 15, 2012 - 7:21 pm

I’m from Longview, WA. My favourite gift was a Bic pen my brother bought with his allowance when he was 5 or 6. He made a card that said “I love you. You are nice to me a lot of the time” :)

Teryl - December 15, 2012 - 7:48 pm

Merry Christmas!
Been loving all the freebies (oops, I missed the first day)
Thanks so much!
Love all your files and all the inspiration.

Liz - December 15, 2012 - 7:56 pm

from Redwood City, CA
I love those freebies! Thanks so much!
My favorite Christmas present has to be finding out I was going to be a grandma, again!

Connie O. - December 15, 2012 - 8:15 pm

Connie from Everett…My favorite Christmas gift besides my Cameo of course is the Precious Moments Nativity that my husband gave me the first Christmas we were together when we were dating. The story of how and why he got it was even better than the actual gift….
Thanks Kerri

Jenn Gaub - December 15, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Jenn from San Ramon. I have favorite Christmas gifts each and every year … but the one Christmas when my husband proposed (21 years ago!) has the be the all time greatest of all!

Karen Perdew - December 15, 2012 - 8:36 pm

Hello Kerri,
This is Karen from Idaho.
My favorite gift was a rat in a trap.
Plastic of course. Given to me by my at that time 3 year old daughter. She was so proud to have found such a wonderful gift!
I love that kid!

SuzannaL - December 15, 2012 - 8:48 pm

Hi! I’m Suzanna from Glen Allen, VA. My favorite Christmas present ever is probably the bike I got when I was 6 years old! Or, the Cameo my family bought me for Christmas this year and the reason I stalk your blog!! :) Thanks Kerri for wonderful freebies and sales!

Janet Skotnicki - December 15, 2012 - 9:05 pm

Hi Kerri! This is Janet from Alabama. Thanks for the great, free shapes and sales. Love sales! My thoughts on the holidays are that every day is a holiday, every meal is a feast. Love your blog and all the inspiration!

Jeannie Boudet - December 15, 2012 - 9:36 pm

Jeannie from West Palm Beach, Florida.
My favorite Christmas gift was a ski trip to Utah quite a few years ago when the kids were young. We had such a wonderful time! thanks for the freebies! Blessings to you and your family!

Candy Clay - December 15, 2012 - 9:46 pm

My favorite present was a massage chair my husband bought for me several years ago. I think of him every time I look at it!

Gaby - December 15, 2012 - 10:12 pm

WOW this is amazing of you… you are already giving such wonderful files everyday and now this?… so glad .. “how just a little Christmas music or some twinkly lights or a Christmas concert can juts make you plain ol’ happy” !!
I have been a previous winner on your blog, so just had to say thank you!
My favoritist gift was a bracelet give to me by a wonderful friend 25 year ago! yeap still have it!
Merry Christmas to you and your family Kerri!

Paula L. - December 15, 2012 - 10:45 pm

Hi Kerri! Thanks for all the goodies! They are sooo great! Its fun to see what goodies the next day will bring! My favorite Christmas present I recieved the first year I was dating my husband he gave me the sweetest little heart bracelet that let me know he liked me as much as i liked him! I still have it 26 years later.;)

Beth R - December 15, 2012 - 10:56 pm

Beth R – Michigan
My favorite all time Christmas gift will always be the birth of my only child, my beautiful daughter. Born on Dec 21st after years of praying and wishing she arrived, perfect and healthy. God decided she was so perfect for us that he only allowed me one. In his infinite wisdom he was right. She was and will always be all I ever dreamed of. No other present will ever top that.

Susan - December 15, 2012 - 11:40 pm

I’m Susan from Texas, and my most favorite Christmas present was a Kindle. My husband bought me one when they first came out and were rather pricey. I was so surprised and knowing how much a love to read, was a very thoughtful gift.

sandi m - December 16, 2012 - 12:27 am

Hi, I am Sandi from Wichita Falls, TX. Santa brought me a Canon 50D 2 yrs ago, it was a HUGE surprise. Thanks for all the gifts you provide and Happy Holidays!

ruth - December 16, 2012 - 12:47 am

im ruth from australia. my fave christmas present ever was a couple of years back when my husband bought me a totally surprise pressie, a lego pirate ship i desperately wanted as a kid but we couldnt afford it. it was such a surprise!

kim :) - December 16, 2012 - 2:16 am

hello kerri..i am kim from los angeles…i think my very favorite christmas gift will have to be the laptop i am getting this year..from my super sweet friends, parents and husband….such a great and memorable group gift. :)

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy - December 16, 2012 - 4:04 am

I am from MD USA ( well that is where we live now). My absolute favorite gift for Christmas (and any other holiday) was when my Daddy came home from the first Gulf War. Nothing can top that, well ok maybe when we found out last year that we were expecting number two!

marion hearn - December 16, 2012 - 5:53 am

I’m marion from the uk – my favourite christmas present will be my cameo on christmas morning!!!!yippee!!!!

pilar noriega - December 16, 2012 - 5:58 am

Muchas gracias por el freebie (thanks for the freebie) i´m from méxico but i live in spain, and my best gift for this christmas is be with all my family …. And of course i love all scrapbook stuff and also i love so much my silhouette … thank you and FELIZ NAVIDAD!!

Melissa VT - December 16, 2012 - 6:24 am

I’m Melissa from West Olive Mi and my fav Christmas present was my new laptop!

Ruth G - December 16, 2012 - 6:27 am

Oh, Kerri! Thanks so much for all the wonderful freebies and sale items and now a giveaway!
I don’t have the best memory and I know I’ve gotten presents that were a lot more meaningful, but the present that sticks out in recent memory is my Cricut machine. I absolutely have a blast with it and enjoy sharing that joy with creations that I love making for others!
I’m from the western suburbs of Chicago, IL.

Elizabeth Jenkins - December 16, 2012 - 6:50 am

Thanks, Kerri for all the fun freebies. I’m from North Carolina. Favorite Christmas present is the iPod my husband gave me six years ago. It was a real surprise–I don’t get many of those since I usually do all the shopping.

Lissa - December 16, 2012 - 6:56 am

Thank you so much for the freebies this week! I have loved them all. We’ve recently moved to Castle Rock, Colorado. My most favorite Christmas present ever is a coffee mug one of my sons painted for me – it’s extra big and I use it every single day!

Stephanie - December 16, 2012 - 7:30 am

Thanks so much for all the great freebies! Posting here from lovely Ontario, Canada (: My favourite gift was my engagement ring 10 years ago…my husband packed it in a a giant box filled with packing peanuts, I actually thought the box was empty and put it to the side thinking he was joking!!

Anita Doskas - December 16, 2012 - 7:48 am

I am from New Brunswick, Canada and my favorite Christmas present would have to be my cricut, but now I want santa to bring the silhouette .Please Santa!!!

Lisa Beeman - December 16, 2012 - 7:50 am

Greetings from Gold Canyon, AZ! The best Christmas present I’ve ever received is God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus. :) My husband, children and grandchildren are also some great gifts. Thanks for the freebies….have a Merry Christmas.

Rachel :0) - December 16, 2012 - 8:49 am

Riverton, UT
One of my fave Christmas gifts was received many years ago – a simple book that my sons wrote and illustrated

Jeannie L - December 16, 2012 - 8:58 am

I’m Jeannie from Singapore.

My most favorite Christmas gift was a 3G iPhone several years ago. Needless to say, it changed the way I used handphones and my day-to-day processes.

Thanks so much for the freebies and the giveaway.

Brandy S - December 16, 2012 - 9:09 am

My son! Even tho it’s a challenge to make his birthday activities separate from holiday ones, it has made for a lot of special memories!

Jeanette L. - December 16, 2012 - 9:14 am

My favorite Christmas present ever would have to be my Cannon Rebel. Jeanette – Secaucus, NJ

Cindee Ellenbarger - December 16, 2012 - 9:23 am

Turlock, CA

My best Christmas present ever will be my new Silhouette Cameo. It’s under the tree now! My SD has been amazing so I’m sure my Cameo will ROCK!!

Merry Christmas. Love your blog :)

Maria W - December 16, 2012 - 9:39 am

Maria W from Trinity, FL
The best Christmas present I ever got, as a child, that I remember so well was a table and chair set with an actual porcelain tea set sitting on it. I was 6 years old, it was like you gave me the 7 world wonders!

M'tika Heibel - December 16, 2012 - 11:35 am

My favorite Christmas present was a Baby Alive.

Liana - December 16, 2012 - 12:38 pm

My name is Liana and I’m from Kansas City, Missouri. My favorite Christmas gift was finding out we were pregnant with triplets after a loss and three years of infertility. Best. EVER!

Patti Painter - December 16, 2012 - 1:08 pm

Merry Christmas from the mountains of southwest Virginia. I just found your blog today after watching some of your videos on Youtube. I just got my Silhouette Cameo and love your tutorials. The freebie today was the icing on my cake. Thanks so very much.
I have been blessed with many wonderful gifts in my life but one that I still cherish today is a bell shaped ornament that my Mom gave me the year she passed away. I place it on an ornament holder in a special spot each year. These days the only gifts that I need are time spent with my family and friends each Christmas season.
So very glad that I found your blog!

Stefani - December 16, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Probably my favorite Christmas present memory would have been when my parents got me my first camera, a Polaroid. Wait, did I just date myself? :-)

Stefani – Arizona

lori lewis - December 16, 2012 - 2:21 pm

My best present was my son Matthew born on Christmas day! He will be 16 next week, or in 9 days as he told me on the way to church today. We have the cutest picture of him in a big stocking they gave us at the hospital. He and his big sisters were under the tree. The next year I dressed him in a Santa suit and gave him a pen and paper like he was checking a list. He is a wonderful young man now!

Peggy Boyd - December 16, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Hi! My name is Peggy and I live in Virginia. My favorite Christmas present ever was concert tickets to see Ani Difranco, we had a great time! I just got the cameo and I’m loving your blog and store, and your class had me up and making stuff quickly! thanks! You have so much I want – I hope I win!!!!

Linda Gilbert - December 16, 2012 - 4:37 pm

My best Christmas ever was when my husband took me to France for Christmas with his family in Paris and Normandy. We had so much fun this was last year. Paris is so lovely at Christmas time.

Love the freebies and just love this blog!

Amy Myers - December 16, 2012 - 4:57 pm

Amy Myers
Mooresville, NC

I think my favorite Christmas present was finding out I was pregnant. It happened on Dec 18, 2007. What made it so special was how much I was dreading that exact date. On Dec 18, 2006, I was in the hospital having a pacemaker implanted. I wasn’t feeling well and went to the doctor. What a surprise to find out that I didn’t have the flu but a little person was growing inside me! I still don’t do well with that date in general but it’s not as hard to deal with because I have that memory of finding out myself and then giving my husband a 6×6 scrapbook with the ultrasound pictures that I hastily put together on my way home. Yep, the wonderful ladies at the scrapbook store knew before my husband! :)

Edna Jakubowski - December 16, 2012 - 5:11 pm

My name is Edna and I live in Buffalo,NY. My favorite Christmas present is an ornament my daughter made for me when she was in Kindergarten. It’s a small styrofoam ball with toothpicks sticking out of it. It’s really cute. My daughter is now 26 and eventhough every year we need to reglue some of the toothpicks back in it’s still one of the first ornaments that goes on the tree.Thanks for a chance to win!

Jeanette C - December 16, 2012 - 5:28 pm

Hi Kerri,

Thanks for all your lovely freebies. My favorite Christmas present is a little chair made from minature marshmallows that my sons made for me using toothpicks. It was so sweet.

Hugs Jeanette

Lisa Haines - December 16, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Thanks for the Freebies, the wonderful giveaways and also for all the awesome designs that you create and share with us all. I am a big fan and have enjoyed taking classes with you and also shopping here at the store!!

Have a fabulous Christmas and a Very Happy New Year too!!


teresab - December 16, 2012 - 6:22 pm

I was very excited when i received my first cricut . I have since graduated to the silhouette. Which i truly love!!!!

Christine Dykes - December 16, 2012 - 6:29 pm

My most favorite Christmas present was when I was 8, after driving 4 hours to my Nan’s and finding the baby doll I had wanted since forever and now at 54 still have that same doll

Holly Parish - December 16, 2012 - 6:47 pm

Hello, Holly Parish from Stratford, Ontario, Canada. My favourite Christmas present – so many happy memories to choose from over the years. If I had to pick – would be when my now husband surprised me with a jewlery chest. It’s hard to surprise me, but he did exactly that! Memorable to say the least!

Karly - December 16, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Thank you for the opportunity to win. I would say my most favourite christmas present has been…that’s a tough one. Quite possibly getting my “teen line” phone when I was 16! haha! : )

shelley f - December 16, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Hi, Kerri!!! This Chicagoan’s favorite christmas present ever…..was the Vitamix my hubby surprised me with last year! :-) Unfortunately, he also lost his job this year, so favorite present this year — winning a gift certificate to your website!!!!!

Mary - December 16, 2012 - 7:24 pm

Hi from Charlotte, NC. My favorite Christmas present was our new house with a craft room just for me. :-)

Christine - December 16, 2012 - 7:44 pm

Greetings from Madison Wisconsin! My favorite Christmas present was a couple of years ago, from my husband, an ipod shuffle and docking station/alarm clock. I love portable music!

Michelle L. - December 16, 2012 - 7:50 pm

MInneapolis, MN
Best present: handwritten family recipe book from mom

Kristine - December 16, 2012 - 9:52 pm

I am from the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My favorite Christmas present ever was the sewing machine my parents in high school. I have put some mileage on that baby over the last 25 years. :)

Susan Benivegna - December 16, 2012 - 10:08 pm

I think my most favorite Christmas was the year I got my Silhouette! Since then I have had more fun making things than I ever imagined! (Thanks to all your classes!)

deb pereira - December 16, 2012 - 10:12 pm

my name is deb pereira, i’m from tacoma, washington. my best xmas present ever was a surprise visit from my daughter who lives in texas.

Jeannie D - December 16, 2012 - 10:54 pm

I live in Illinois and my fav present was when my husband was paying attention to a comment I would make each week while watching What Not To Wear “just one time I would love to have Nick Arrojo cut my hair.”
I didn’t realize he paid that much attention to my comments and surprised me with a trip to NY to have Nick cut my hair. It was a splurge but one that I will always remember!

Amy O - December 16, 2012 - 11:17 pm

I almost missed the giveaway because I forgot to scroll down all the way! Shame on me!

I’m from Central IL and my favorite Christmas present ever was a $100 gift card to Michael’s Crafts! I had so much fun getting all the stuff I wanted without having to hem and haw over each purchase. :)

Jane Saxton - December 16, 2012 - 11:21 pm

Dudette!!! LOVE the new look!! It is awesome – if I were picturing what your website would look like this is what I would picture. SO COOL!!!!

Korey - December 17, 2012 - 12:33 am

Korey from Carbondale,IL. My most favorite/best Christmas gift came from my great aunt when I was about 11 or 12. She gave me a box full of books (I’m a reader) with my favorite being Pollyanna by Louisa May Alcott. I still have that book (20+ years later)

Erin S - December 17, 2012 - 5:15 am

Erin S.
Bloomington, IL

My favorite Christmas present probably was books.

Denise - December 17, 2012 - 7:06 am

Denise from New Holland, PA

my favoritist Christmas Present ever is an pair of roller skates that I wanted SO bad. I was the happiest girl ever that year.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Hello? Did someone say Friday? Really? It’s Friday? Awwwww, c’mon! That can’t be right . . . can it?

Well, we are still a-rockin’ and a-rollin’ here on KBS with lots of Christmas cheer . . . so many freebies, so many ideas, so many savings. It’s fabulous, isn’t? And just think, we still have all next week with this too! Yowza!

So let’s get see what’s on Friday’s plate, shall we?

Here’s a fun little title that you can use for many-a Christmas goodies!

You can download it for free–today only–by clicking HERE

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can purchase it HERE.

So like, want to something fun with the handwritten word?
How about adding it to a frame and adding a squiggly line to it too! 
Check out this video:

Kind-a cool idea, eh?

Oh, and one other little tip–you could use the Eraser tool to remove part of the ‘h’ to bring the swoosh down a little too so that you could get it to connect at maybe a more convenient of a spot.

Wanna try it out on some more words?
Like, mmmaaaaybe something should be on sale in that category?

Welllllll . . . how ’bout this then?

 Getting this baby at half off will surely add to your line-drawing, frame-making fun!


It’s half off–just $3.50–today only!


This is no longer on sale, but you can still purchase it HERE.

Robin - December 14, 2012 - 6:13 am

Kerri you are awesome! Love the videos!!!

Dolly - December 14, 2012 - 6:16 am

Thanks Kerri! Not only for the sale and the free file but also a fab little tutorial to boot!
I have big plans for this little file right away! Thanks and I hope you have a very happy holiday!!

Helen - December 14, 2012 - 6:48 am

Thanks for the freebie today! I love your handwritten words. Your tutorial was a fun gift, too. I always learn so much from you. I’m taking one of your JS classes…I’m going slowly, but I’m taking it! Thanks for all you do.

KathleenD - December 14, 2012 - 7:26 am

great, great video today! thanks Kerri. I’m also going to be signing up for some classes during the sale.

Issy Scotland - December 14, 2012 - 7:57 am

Thanks for the freebie Kerri! I’m so inspired by your video…I can see me doing frames and titles with Summmer holidays, Happy Birthday etc. You always explain the techniques so well! Thanks my talented friend! With love from Scotland xoxo

Sue Alg - December 14, 2012 - 9:28 am

Kerri, thanks so much for the tips, free file and sale.

Sylvia - December 14, 2012 - 9:53 am

Thanks so much for another great gift!!!

Terri Marchbanks - December 14, 2012 - 10:22 am

You are so very talented and sweet to boot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much daaaaling…xo

Kim Thomas - December 14, 2012 - 10:42 am

Thank you so much for the free file. It’s so cute! Merry Christmas! :)

LouAnn V - December 14, 2012 - 10:47 am

Thanks Kerri! Love the free file and the video too.

Natalie (QSOgirl) - December 14, 2012 - 11:01 am

Thanks for another great freebie– and the *fantastic* tutorial. I never knew how to use the little point adjusters before!! The video kinda blew my mind. Clearly I need more training in the software :) Thanks again!

sue - December 15, 2012 - 3:18 am

Hi Kerri

Loving your tutorials – learning so much!

Many thanks for the freebies as well.