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sneak peek at everyday storyteller part 2

May 3 is not too far away. Been a-wonderin’ what you’ll see with the new Everyday Storyteller ebook? Well, here’s a peek for ya!


And when it comes time to purchase the book on May 3? If you purchase it through THIS LINK, you’ll receive a $10 gift card from me to my store.  And while you’re waiting for the release/purchase of the book, sign up for the free VIP email list HERE so you can be in the know with all the fun stuff going on for the release of the book!

You can use it towards the purchase of The History Project (speaking of storytelling), get yourself some photo templates, or have some fun with some digital cut shapes!

To qualify for the gift card, send me an email at kerri@kerribradford.com with your PayPal Transaction ID from the book purchase (using the link on my site) and I’ll get you on your merry way!

Katherine S - April 15, 2013 - 3:31 am

Hi – I just wanted to say thank you – I discovered your site through a link on pinterest and then some of your beautiful cut files….I have just finished making some wall art for a couple of important people using the I am a child of God file – I traced it and then cut it on my silhouette and backed some of the words….so thank you – they both love them :D

pinterest wasn’t built in a day

I’ve always enjoyed Pinterest from afar. I use it to gain inspiration but never wanted to be sucked into the idea of pinning things because I know how it can eat up one’s time.

But alas, I have succumbed.

You can now follow me on Pinterest HERE.

But just like Rome, my Pinterest is not going to be built in one day, so it is a work in progress. I will be finding lots of color and text and food, oh my! I will also be putting all my designers’ gloriousness out there as well.

Here’s just a sample at what I’ve pinned so far.


Words are my favorite thing…ever. I love when something is said well and/or it’s designed well. So expect this one to be big as I go through the land of Pinterest. :)

What have I gotten myself into????

 

Cara - April 6, 2013 - 11:42 am

I love how you are using Pinterest! I love words too. Thanks for sharing.

Dolly - April 6, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Happy finding Pinteresting stuff! :D

Cindy Sowell - April 6, 2013 - 10:31 pm

Pinterest has opened up a world full of ideas and inspiration for me! I LOVE it!

Phyllis B. - April 7, 2013 - 12:23 am

Would hate to think of how many “pinning hours” I have put in…It is best that I not know! I have a word board, too, but it will never live up to yours, I am sure. You go, Girl! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Carol Mc - April 13, 2013 - 10:35 am

I’ll be following you on Pinterest
starting today. I have a board
of Quotes on Pinterest, I love
them too.

When I’m on Pinterest I have to
set a timer, otherwise I could
spend hours there without realizing
it.

Happy Pinning!

en route.

 

You may have noticed my  Silhouette classes over on JessicaSprague.com have been boxed up and they are now en route to my house. Takes a little time to make that trip ‘cross country from her place to mine. And I wasn’t expecting the moving guys to do some sight seeing along the way–doing things like making stops in Dollywood and the Alamo, the ‘Big Heads’ in South Dakota, playing the slots in Vegas, having to see the world’s biggest ball of twine….and who knows what else.

But they are ‘on their way’ here and should be unpacked and ready to go soon! I know you are all as anxiously awaiting their arrival as I am.

We are going to party! I have some great ideas for this new adventure! Can’t wait!

 

Tiffany H - April 4, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Thanks for the update. I recently purchased a Silhouette Portrait and have been looking into tutorials/classes to help me get the most of my purchase. I had heard about your classes but when I went to Jessica’s website they were nowhere to be found. Can’t wait for the classes to arrive at their new home!

Ruth G - April 4, 2013 - 1:48 pm

Kerri, I hope the moving guys get a move on! I was blessed to win a Cameo (I can’t tell you how long I’ve been trying – but realize what an amazing prize it is) and now am so excited that I can take your Silhouette classes! I had checked over at Jessica Sprague also and then realized I remembered something about you doing the classes directly from your site (yay for you! Although I love Jessica, too!) So tell those muscley men that I have a deep desire to take your classes and that they can go on vacation after the move is over!
BTW, just curious if your classes use the basic Studio software or if it’s using Designer Edition? I’d like to make sure I have what I’ll need so the teacher doesn’t mark me down a grade because I don’t come to class prepared…

Michelle Galloway - April 4, 2013 - 3:09 pm

LOL”) I just sent you a PM, then continued onto your Blog to check out your site and saw this posting about classes for the Silhouette, so I think you’ve answered my question…Classes are coming soon…..YippEE!

Lycia - April 6, 2013 - 9:47 am

Yay!!!! I bought a Cameo about a month ago and devoured your first two classes :). I’m ready for more, so was disappointed that they are “in transit” but so excited that they will soon be in their new home. Will be anxiously awaiting news of their arrival!

AnnieB - April 8, 2013 - 11:36 am

Anxiously awaiting.

Kim - April 13, 2013 - 9:25 am

Hi Kerri!
I purchased your classes over on the Jessica Sprague blog some time ago and I learned SO MUCH! I love referring back to them when I need to. When the “move” is complete, where will I access my classes? Will they be here or there?

Thanks so much

KIm

Debra - April 20, 2013 - 3:33 am

I have the same question as Kim (above comment)
I also purchased all your Silhouette classes at Jessica Sprague (I LOVE LOVE LOVE them)but am wondering where I will go to access them once the move is complete?

Thanks
Deb

Kerri - April 20, 2013 - 9:31 am

If you have already purchased classes from JS.com, you will have forever access there.
If you purchase any new classes from me, you will have forever access here.

Hope that helps! :)

AnnieB - May 2, 2013 - 8:19 am

Is the class close to be “unpacked”???????

the first day of april

I can hardly believe it. I know I say this all the time, but seriously, where does the time go??? Only two more months left of my baby being in high school. That’s just crazy!

April. We’re at April already!

I gotta figure out how to make time slow down. If it can speed up, surely we can slow it down–just a little. Right?

I can only imagine that must be what Nichol was thinking when she created this page of her cute little daughter–who isn’t so little anymore!




[ Shapes | Educationish (number square) / Label It (frame) / Here Kitty, Kitty (title) / Sunflower Freebie ]


I love how Nichol used the numbers within her blocks! That’s such a wonderful look. And using the labels as a frame too? adore.

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I loved the title from the Here Kitty kit and thought that it would work for subjects other than pets when I came across these older photos of my daughter being a messy eater. I wanted to use a bunch of photos from the pre-digital era so I ended up cropping them. A couple of the photos I wanted to use were from a previous layout created years ago and to make them work with the new design, I resized the label frame to fit over the photo. So that I wouldn’t have to cut around these already small photos I also cut the frame from a 3×3 square of patterned paper, popped the small square photo behind it, then layered the frame shadow and frame on top. Easy peasy!

For all the areas on the “border” of this page that didn’t have a photo, I used 3×3 squares of patterned paper. To add interest I die cut the numbers square from the same colors of patterned paper and from solid cardstock and adhered them on top of each. It gives subtle texture and adds interest to the frame without overpowering the photos. :)



And now, some sad news. After 2 1/2 years of an amazing ride, I’ve decided to close my doors, so to speak. I appreciate all your support and wish you all the best!








Okay, I just had to do that. I haven’t done an April Fools joke in forever. Don’t worry, all is alive and kicking in Bradford World. :)

Dolly - April 1, 2013 - 6:21 am

Man that was just plain SCARY! I think my heart skipped-not a good way to start the morning! Whew! off to work on some relaxation techniques!

{dawn} howells - April 1, 2013 - 7:27 am

“Pretty sneaky, sis!” (Remember that from the old Battleship game commercial?…) Anyway, you almost had me… Because it is very early Monday morning (why are you up so early??:)), and I am still recovering from all of the baking and cooking over the weekend, your “prank” left me a bit confused. So glad it was only a prank – we need you around, Kerri!

Thanks for sharing the beautiful Nichol layout!

Amy A. - April 1, 2013 - 7:40 am

Ack…I just about spit my coffee out!! You had me. I am breathing a great sigh of relief now. Love your products!

Rhadonda - April 1, 2013 - 8:49 am

You were the first to get me on April Fool’s! Way to go. I hate to tell you but things only get faster as you head toward empty nest. Seriously. But it’s all good. Enjoy each moment as i know you do.

Terri Marchbanks - April 1, 2013 - 9:31 am

Okay Miss. Kerri you scared me half to death, I was devastated… Don’t do that no more I am sure my heart cut a flip… Still love ya tho xoxoxo

donna c - April 1, 2013 - 12:45 pm

you are a stinker!! my heart sank, and my stomach got all icky!! but it was a good prank!

Sandra C - April 1, 2013 - 2:15 pm

I think my heart stopped for a second! You got me on that one! Glad it’s just a joke :)

Gilda - April 1, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Ha, ha…you got me too, Kerri! Glad it was an April Fool’s. Love Nichol’s layout as always.

Cindy - April 1, 2013 - 5:12 pm

Girl, my mouth flew open when I read your post! Thank goodness, it was a joke!! (that was a good one)
Nichol’s layout, as usual, is awesome; LOVE it.

Sidney - April 3, 2013 - 6:56 pm

I nearly had a heart attack!!!. I just got a cameo to enjoy all your wonderful skills!Your’s & Nichol’s work has made me fall in love with scrappin all over again. I have grown so much since I discovered the two of you. I love what I am creating. Thank you for sharing your skills.

new kit: bloom

I am sooooo excited for spring! Fall is my most favorite season, but spring is a close second. It’s always exciting for me to see the seasons transition. The excitement of looking for hints of green, longer days + more sun coming in the front room window, and the best part–open windows.

So of course this wonderful time of year has inspired me to create this new Bloom kit. All sorts of handwritten words to use with your spring and Easter pages. Lots of words to combine too: spring break, hello spring, easter eggs, planting flowers . . . all sorts of things!

 

 

And I can’t believe it’s 7:30 in the evening, there’s still light, and my window is open.

I do believe I’m in heaven right now.

a quick share | hello card

So I’m trying to recoup from the past week of all the HSN craziness, but I thought I’d take a quick moment to share this great little card from our Miss Shari!


[ Shapes | Life Additions #2 (chevron+tabbed folder / This+That: Lucky (flower+vase)

Love the chevron design on there! Shari made the chevron background larger than the tabbed folder shape, adhered it, and then trimmed off the edges of the chevron background. Perfect placement of the chevron. Sweet!

It’s just ever-so happy and springy! Perfect to go along with the mood of the spring weather we are having here. (Sorry, if it’s snowing where you are. ;) Apparently it snowed in Utah this past weekend too though.)

 

 

quick update

Hey everyone! Just letting you know that we had a fabulous time here in Florida with Lisa’s first HSN appearance. Very excited to be sitting on a plane today. My littler piggies–and the rest of me–is quite tired.  :)

If you’re looking for your history project email, it’ll go out later tomorrow. I had plans to get it done  while here, but we had much more work than anticipated.  But if you’d like a little hint? What did you wanna be when you grew up? :)

Back to business tomorrow…

 

 

capturing every moment

Before I get today’s goodies, I just wanted to remind ya really quickly that today is the last day of this:



I got a smart phone–okay, it’s an iPhone 5–a few months ago. I am in love over the fact that I have a great camera at my finger tips (finally) without having to lug my big boy around. I love that I have a phone, camera, calendar, music/movie player, etc.,  all wrapped up all into one neat little white and silver package.

And I really love that I can take a great photo and capture every moment when I need to.

Which leads me to today’s page from our sweet Laura. I love Laura’s story about her daughter capturing her many faces. Okay, so she used her mom’s big camera, but the principal is still the same. How many of your kids take photos of themselves with their own phone? And how many photos do they take during school and hanging with friends? I love that they are capturing every moment.



[ Shapes | Storyboard #1 (template), This & That: Love (filmstrip), ‘Snapshots’ title ]

 
I love how Laura cut filmstrips from different patterns to use as accents on her page–carrying on the ‘snapshot’ theme. It’s awesome! Love it.


Here’s what Laura has to say: 

My youngest daughter, Sarah, had taken these photos of herself, using the remote control for my camera, which was set up in my scrapbook room on a tripod. I didn’t know she took these until I was downloading photos from my memory card a few days later. It’s totally her to ham it up for the camera and take crazy photos of herself. I used one of Kerri’s storyboard templates to arrange my favorite photos and print them out in a collage. The “Snapshots: Capturing Every Moment” title is one of Kerri’s freebie shapes, and fit the theme of my page perfectly. I also cut a few filmstrip frames from the This & That: Love kit from several patterned papers, and tucked them under the top of my photo collage.



I just have to add, Sunday night I was sitting in the back of a large…large gathering of family and friends who’d come to see seven young men receive their Eagle for Boy Scouts. The parents of those boys had commissioned Tracy Aviary to bring an eagle to the Court of Honor. As they brought the eagle out, I was amazed at the amount of cameras popping up from the sea of people to take a photo. I love….love that we are at a place in our society where so many people visually record their lives–that so many people have a way to capture that moment of history.

We live in an amazing time.

 love it.

Cynthia B. - March 19, 2013 - 5:23 pm

Great page! Love these hidden treasures from Laura’s camera, and she certainly made perfect use of the filmstrips and title!

Terri Marchbanks - March 21, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Laura, love the LO the layering love the photo strips at the top and your little Sarah is beautiful too…xo