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i love color.

Don’t you just ever come across some item where the colors just make you go . . .
ahhhhhh . . . .

Yeah, that would be this darling of a page from none other than Miss Nichol.







[ Shapes | Life Additions 2 ('every picture' / This+That: Family (instant frame) / This+That: Spring / XOXO (doily / Label It (tab) / Holly Jolly (tag) / December Addtions: The Extras (tag) / oddsANDends ('here+now') / On The Edge (notebook edge) / Summer Lovin' ('outside) ]


I say this all the time, but I adore Nichol’s talent for putting all that goodness on a page!

How does she do that anyway?
If I did it, it would just look like I had an embellishment throw-up episode.
and you try typing+linking her supply list! ;)

And to top it all with all those fabulous color choices?

sooooo diggin’ it.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I wanted to convey the sense of summer throughout my layout with the use of color and embellishments. One of my favorite things to do is to add layers for lots of dimension and I love, love, love office style products! The file folder makes for a fun embellishment with little bits and pieces sticking out and held shut with some twine. A doily adorns the front and a tag distressed with Studio Calico Mister Huey and a die cut title finish the embellishment.

For the title I first created a strip from white cardstock. I wanted the strip to mimic a long white envelope so I die cut 2 tabs (one from Label It and one Kerri designed exclusively for my Confessions of a B Side Scrapper Class) because they resembled the top and bottom flaps of a tie-string envelope. Then I die cut the inside part of Kerri’s instant frame and layered a photo underneath before adhering to the white cardstock strip. I die cut the title from 2 different kits and layered one on top of the other. I love combining a scripty font with a classic one. 

Kerri’s tags are some of my most used die cuts. I love how you can add anything to them for whatever style project you might be working on!


Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a $25 gift card in yesterday’s post!

Che're Liu - June 21, 2012 - 12:04 pm

I really love your use of words and the message is so much stronger and more meaningful with your mixing of font styles! Really great and clever block words! Have loved following Nichol’s scrapbook layout with your words!!!! Thanks for this chance to win!:)

Terri Marchbanks - June 21, 2012 - 12:43 pm

Absolutely Breathtaking is all I can say !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love every single little detail… Nichol + Kerri = MAGICAL
HUGS

Kim Thomas - June 21, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Stunning layout, I love it! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Take care. :)

Sarah - June 21, 2012 - 3:17 pm

What an adorable layout. I love the colors and the tags just make it!

giveaway? well, i do believe so!

I’m feeling saucy today!

I don’t know. Maybe it was just the combination of a clean house (almost), the morning light, the cool breeze coming through the window and the sound of the mourning dove that put me in such a fine mood. :)

And maybe it’s because of all the fun new people stopping by.

Whatever the case may be, I thought maybe I should give away three of these!


To be entered, just leave your name and where you’re from and you are good to go!
(winners can be from anywhere. love digital for that!)
I’ll draw the three winners first thing Friday morning.


And I just want to remind you that if you’ve been thinking about taking a Silhouette class, now would be a great time because JessicaSprague.com has all their classes on sale for 20% this week in celebration of her 5th birthday! Five! 

All the Silhouette classes are self-paced, so there’s no ‘first day of school’ to attend.
Just go at your own pace!


[ this contest is now closed. ]

Brandi Zimmerman - June 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

Brandi Z.
Bristow, VA

Jenifer - June 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

Ohio

Judy R - June 20, 2012 - 9:00 am

Judy Rakes
Westminster, CO

Stephanie Mino - June 20, 2012 - 9:02 am

Stephanie Mino and I’m from Pennsylvania! Love your blog and your designs!!!

Melanie A. - June 20, 2012 - 9:03 am

Love a giveaway, thanks! Sweating it out in TN! Already a warm 83 at 10 am.

Ashley C - June 20, 2012 - 9:03 am

Ashley from Lehi, Utah.

Kriss Danielson - June 20, 2012 - 9:04 am

My name is Kriss, and I’m from West Des Moines, IA. Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendi - June 20, 2012 - 9:05 am

St. Louis, MO!!!

Marilyn - June 20, 2012 - 9:06 am

Marilyn from Redford, MI

Pam - June 20, 2012 - 9:08 am

Pam from SLC,UT. Kerri, thanks for your creativity and inspiration!

Becky W. - June 20, 2012 - 9:09 am

I check your blog everyday, after email, and facebook. Thanks for all the inspiation.

Janice Hill - June 20, 2012 - 9:11 am

Janice from Oradell, NJ

Charlene - June 20, 2012 - 9:11 am

New Jersey

Christi - June 20, 2012 - 9:13 am

Christi in MA!

Lynne - June 20, 2012 - 9:13 am

Lynne Brooks
Little Elm, TX

Jann Gray - June 20, 2012 - 9:15 am

Have fallen in love with your designs in a major way…thanks for all the inspo – and the hard work you put into creating the designs and tutorials. Fun stuff!

Jann

Susan R. - June 20, 2012 - 9:20 am

Susan R.
North Wales, PA

Chris Wenzel - June 20, 2012 - 9:21 am

Chris Wenzel
Naperville, IL

Stacey - June 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Stacey in Oakville, Ontario :)

Megan Swenson - June 20, 2012 - 9:25 am

Megan Swenson, Syracuse, Utah

Paula Holub - June 20, 2012 - 9:29 am

YIPEE!! Thanks for the chance!
Paula from Albuquerque

Jane Saxton - June 20, 2012 - 9:30 am

Would love to win a shopping spreee! Happy 1st Day of Summer from beautiful Oregon!!

rebecca.k - June 20, 2012 - 9:30 am

Kingsport, TN

Misty K in Ohio - June 20, 2012 - 9:30 am

Misty from Troy, Ohio

Diane - June 20, 2012 - 9:30 am

Diane from Delaware – Thanks for the chance to win!

Samantha Burns - June 20, 2012 - 9:33 am

Hello from Dallas, Oregon! :)

Tina Hale - June 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

Tina Hale from Cosby,TN

LouAnn V - June 20, 2012 - 9:39 am

LouAnn in Southern California

Lori - June 20, 2012 - 9:40 am

Lori from Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Mary Owen - June 20, 2012 - 9:44 am

Good Morning from Mary in Vancouver, WA

Sandy Henderson - June 20, 2012 - 9:45 am

Sandy H. from West Jordan, Utah

Teryl - June 20, 2012 - 9:45 am

Thanks so much for the give away.
Teryl from Idaho.

Heather - June 20, 2012 - 9:47 am

Thanks for a chance to win!

-from the Pacific NW, USA :)

Amy g - June 20, 2012 - 9:47 am

Ardmore,Oklahoma

Peggy W. - June 20, 2012 - 9:48 am

Peggy Watkins Lehi, Utah

Melissa S - June 20, 2012 - 9:52 am

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Melissa S from Halifax, NS, Canada

Stephanie - June 20, 2012 - 9:54 am

Northern California

Melissa - June 20, 2012 - 9:54 am

Melissa from Chicago – thanks for the great giveaway!

Beth Warner - June 20, 2012 - 9:55 am

Beth….from Swansea, Illinois.

Erin - June 20, 2012 - 9:57 am

Erin from Bloomington, IL.

Alice Isenbart - June 20, 2012 - 9:58 am

Alice Isenbart
Marriottsville, Maryland

Mel H - June 20, 2012 - 10:00 am

Mel Hinkle
Hutchinson KS

Andrea DeBruler - June 20, 2012 - 10:01 am

Andrea DeBruler from Puyallup! I love your new kit, gonna have to get it ;-)

Bobbi-Jo G. - June 20, 2012 - 10:03 am

I’m Bobbi-Jo G. from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! Thanks for the chance!

Lyn G - June 20, 2012 - 10:06 am

Ixonia, Wisconsin

Sue Bone - June 20, 2012 - 10:06 am

I’m Sue and I live on the little island of Jersey in the English Channel near France

Barbara - June 20, 2012 - 10:07 am

Tamworth, United Kingdom.
Kerri, love all your wonderful classes they are so inspiring.
xxx

Laina Millson - June 20, 2012 - 10:15 am

From Ontario Canada! :D
Love all your work. I need to newest kit too! ;)

Dixie - June 20, 2012 - 10:17 am

Dixie Cochran
Charlotte, NC

I’m loving all of your Silhouette classes! They’re so well done. Thank you!

Connie O. - June 20, 2012 - 10:20 am

I love a clean house and beautiful morning too!…always makes me feel happy!
Connie O. from Washington

ArlaMo - June 20, 2012 - 10:20 am

Michelle from Walla Walla, WA

Korey - June 20, 2012 - 10:21 am

I’m Korey from Carbondale,IL
I’m with you! it’s something about a clean house and natural lighting that makes me happy! I’m not too happy right now, the house is in chaos! ;)

Julie Rogge - June 20, 2012 - 10:23 am

Julie Rogge, Bellingham, WA

TeriBeri - June 20, 2012 - 10:26 am

TeriBeri – Miami, Florida – YAY :)

Joette - June 20, 2012 - 10:26 am

Joette from San Jose CA (love the coo of a dove in the am…)

Amy O - June 20, 2012 - 10:27 am

Amy here, from Bloomington, Illinois! Thanks for the chance!

Nancy Barnes - June 20, 2012 - 10:27 am

Nancy barnes
Phoenix, AZ

Rachel :0) - June 20, 2012 - 10:28 am

Yes, please
Rachel from Riverton, UT

JessicaS - June 20, 2012 - 10:31 am

Jessica Smith
El Cajon, CA

Ashley G. - June 20, 2012 - 10:35 am

Ashley Gosiengfiao from the Philippines! <3

Kat Driggers - June 20, 2012 - 10:38 am

I’m Kat from Bremerton, WA!

BeccyH - June 20, 2012 - 10:40 am

Beccy from Gilbert, AZ

Cindy - June 20, 2012 - 10:42 am

Cindy from Beaverton , OR

Jeannie Phillips - June 20, 2012 - 10:53 am

Jeannie Phillips

Sparta, NJ

Thanks for everything!

Marlene Hite - June 20, 2012 - 10:54 am

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Marlene H.

Diana A - June 20, 2012 - 10:56 am

Diana A from Omaha, NE

thanks!! :)

Stephanne - June 20, 2012 - 11:06 am

I’m from Marysville, OH! I’ve taken both Silhouette classes #1 and #2… can’t wait to tackle the third! What would I do with $25? THIS & THAT KITS, baby!!

Sabrina - June 20, 2012 - 11:09 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Would love to take another class!

Sheila - June 20, 2012 - 11:10 am

Sheila from Hensley, Arkansas

Mari - June 20, 2012 - 11:21 am

Mari from Longmont CO. Where we’re *finally* getting a break from the heat!

Dana - June 20, 2012 - 11:25 am

Oceanside, CA

Would LOVEEEEE to win :)

Leslie R - June 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

heck yeah!!! this is great! Leslie R from Wichita, KS

Megan - June 20, 2012 - 11:30 am

Megan from Mesa, AZ! Thank you for the chance to win.

Renee G - June 20, 2012 - 11:32 am

My name is Renee and I live in Utah. I would love to win one of the prizes. Love everything that you do!

Ami - June 20, 2012 - 11:33 am

Hi! I’m Ami from Buena Park. I love your Silhouette products!

Angela Dennison - June 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

Hi Kerri! Thanks for another chance to win fabulous products from your store! My name is Angela Dennison and I live in beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada!

Tammy Luiz - June 20, 2012 - 11:45 am

Hi from Tammy in Montague, CA (CA/OR border)

LindaH - June 20, 2012 - 11:47 am

Wisconsin!

Lisa H - June 20, 2012 - 11:51 am

Lisa – Cleveland OH

Dolly/scrapthat - June 20, 2012 - 11:52 am

Would love to win!!!!
Dolly in BC Canada!

Katrina H - June 20, 2012 - 11:54 am

You’re awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katrina
Sandy, Utah

Kim - June 20, 2012 - 11:57 am

Greetings from Pennsylvania! Love a good giveaway and the chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some new goodies in the store. Keep the new kits coming as they are fab!

Rhadonda - June 20, 2012 - 11:57 am

Rhadonda, Oak Ridge, MO Thanks!

Anna Ruggieri - June 20, 2012 - 11:58 am

Hi Kerri,
I’m from Staten Island, NY! And, I must add that I just love your Silhouette classes. Thank you for your easy lessons and homework (oh and the freebies too)!

Julie Learned - June 20, 2012 - 12:02 pm

Hi Kerri, LOVE your classes and your designs. I recently purchased a Cameo and your tutorials are SO helpful and easy to follow! Thanks for the chance to win. I’m from Wisconsin!

tanya - June 20, 2012 - 12:03 pm

Tanya, from Oklahoma City! :)
Thanks for doing another giveaway – so awesome! :)

LaraRead - June 20, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Lara Read PG, UT. Love your classes I have learned so much from you and your creative awesomeness!

Christine - June 20, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Love your work! I’m from NJ — Thanks!

Heather Newman - June 20, 2012 - 12:09 pm

Heather Newman
Anchroage, Alaska

Aimee C. - June 20, 2012 - 12:10 pm

Aimee from South Mississippi

Melinda T - June 20, 2012 - 12:16 pm

Melinda T
Milwaukee, WI

Kim Sharp - June 20, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Louisiana..Love your site!

JoAnn - June 20, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Here in Amesbury, MA Without power for 4 hours, in the 90′s today!

Kimberly W. - June 20, 2012 - 12:22 pm

Kimberly w. from Denton, NE

Karen W - June 20, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Mebane, NC

Sandy Scott - June 20, 2012 - 12:25 pm

Sandy from New Castle, IN. Love to win cuz I love your stuff!

Ivette Echanique - June 20, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Ivette from Mooresville, NC

Jeanette C - June 20, 2012 - 12:46 pm

This is Jeanette from Montreal, Canada. Love all working with all the things that you create for all of us! Big Thank you!

Beth R - June 20, 2012 - 12:49 pm

Beth R.
Saginaw, Michigan
If I would stop buying your kits & classes I would have had my Cameo by now ! Just can’t help myself :)

Barbara Dundas - June 20, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Barbara from Spring, Texas

Karen S - June 20, 2012 - 12:52 pm

Karen
Cleveland, OH

Melanie L. - June 20, 2012 - 12:57 pm

San Antonio, TX. Thanks for the chance to win! Love your stuff!

Susan - June 20, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Susan Becker from Vernon Hills, IL.

Sue Alg - June 20, 2012 - 1:37 pm

I’m Sue from Mukwonago, WI. Thaks for the chance to win. Just completed your Silhouette Designer class at J Sprague. Learned a lot.

Andi Walsh Sexton - June 20, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Eastern Oregon! And a girl can NEVER have too many KB goodies!

Monica - June 20, 2012 - 1:41 pm

How very generous of you! :) I’m Monica from Kansas City MO. Thanks for the chance to win!

Rosangela - June 20, 2012 - 1:45 pm

I’m Rosangela from Brazil! Love your stuff!

Audrey - June 20, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Audrey from Wendover, Utah

Carolyn Lontin - June 20, 2012 - 1:55 pm

Carolyn Lontin from Highlands Ranch, CO. Thanks for the great give-away!

Michelle Macpherson - June 20, 2012 - 2:04 pm

I’m from Palmerston North in New Zealand!

Sarah - June 20, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Sarah – Comox, BC CANADA

Ellen Bornstein - June 20, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Tarzana, CA.

Cindy Stich - June 20, 2012 - 2:23 pm

Cantrall, IL

Diane Nye - June 20, 2012 - 2:24 pm

This is Diane from Centerville, Utah.
Would love to win a gift card. I’m excited to purchase your new summer words.

Brenda piercy - June 20, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Brenda, Aiken, SC

Julia M. - June 20, 2012 - 2:30 pm

Hi! I am Julia, and I’m from Southwest Michigan. The beach is only 30 minutes away, which is good when the weather is hot and humid like it has been for the last 3 days. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

Lisa Johnson - June 20, 2012 - 2:31 pm

Lisa Johnson
Allen, TX

I ♥ it that you said you’re feeling “saucy.” I might have to start using that word. It’s so fun! :)

Beth G. - June 20, 2012 - 2:31 pm

What a fun week! My name is Beth Green from Vandalia, Ohio. Singing up for the silhoutte class! Can’t wait to start!

kasia - June 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Kasia, the Netherlands

Andrea - June 20, 2012 - 2:33 pm

Wow…thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway.

I’m Andrea from Wales, UK

xxx

Kr - June 20, 2012 - 2:38 pm

This for the chance to win! Kristy from Eden Prairie, MN

Jeannie L - June 20, 2012 - 2:48 pm

I’ve taken all 3 of your Silhouette class and definitely learnt some new stuffs in each of the classes.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Jeannie from Mountain Home, Idaho.

Maria - June 20, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Maria W. from Trinity, FL
Thanks for the opportunity!

Jane O'Leary - June 20, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Jane from MA….a 90 degree MA right now :(

Melissa VanTuinen - June 20, 2012 - 2:52 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win!! I’m Melissa from Michigan’s West Coast :)

Kim - June 20, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kim from Marlton,NJ

Caroline M. - June 20, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Hi ! My name is Caroline and I’m from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Inks4fun - June 20, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Mesa, AZ. with a predicted high of 113 today! I have a brand new Silhouette that I really need to get to know better. Your classes would be fabulous! thanks for a chance to win.

Sara - June 20, 2012 - 2:59 pm

I’m from the middle of nowhere (Inyokern) in the Mojave Desert, California.

-Sara

Angi B. - June 20, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Fab giveaway! I’m Angi and I’m in sunny Houston, Texas! :)

Efrat S - June 20, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Thanks for the chance.

Efrat from Israel.

Suz - June 20, 2012 - 3:11 pm

We love it when you are feeling saucy!!

Suz from Washington

Amy Myers - June 20, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Kerri, you’re awesome! I hope you pick my name. Friday is my birthday!

Amy Myers
Mooresville, NC

Michelle L. - June 20, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Love your stuff, Kerri!! Please continue feeling “saucy,” okay?? :)

Michelle L. from Minneapolis, MN

Pam - June 20, 2012 - 3:19 pm

Wow, what a great prize! I’m in Layton, Utah.

Laura K - June 20, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Laura here from Eagle Mountain Utah! Fingers crossed!

Lori - June 20, 2012 - 3:24 pm

Lori from Green Bay WI
Love your designs!

Cari - June 20, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Cari
MD

Whitney Cantrell - June 20, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Thanks so much. Just found your site and wow you have a ton of info on here. Hubby is in the USAF so we are currently at Dyess AFB in Abilene, TX

Tirzah Shirley - June 20, 2012 - 3:35 pm

It’s been awhile since I’ve been around here. Thinking of dipping my toes into the digital world. I’ve always loved your blog, and it’s good to be peeking around again. Thanks for the giveaway op.

Shari Zeigler - June 20, 2012 - 3:38 pm

I am from Sparks, NV!

Cynthia B. - June 20, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Very cool! Thanks for the chance, Kerri!
Cynthia from Cypress, TX

LinhC - June 20, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Linh
Birmingham, AL

Jewel - June 20, 2012 - 4:19 pm

Jewel from Singapore

Joy Gissing - June 20, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Sydney,Australia. Fingers crossed.

yolanda - June 20, 2012 - 4:29 pm

I’m Yolanda from Wilton, CA. Keeping my fingers crossed :-)

quilter422 - June 20, 2012 - 4:35 pm

Janice
Wake Forest, NC

Charlene - June 20, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Charlene from Austin, Texas. Thanks for the chance to win. Loved the video yesterday–thanks for the freebie lesson:)!

Patricia F. - June 20, 2012 - 5:08 pm

Patricia F.
Glendale, AZ

keianna - June 20, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Keianna

St. Louis, MO

Thanks for an awesome giveaway.

Robin Gibbons - June 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Robin from “good ole West Virginia” Today is the 149th Birthday of West Virginia….Happy Birthday!

Stephanie Klauck - June 20, 2012 - 5:43 pm

Love all of your kits Kerri!
I’m from Ontario, Canada :-)

Cindy Kraatz - June 20, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Harper, Texas

Thank you for the chance!

Beth - June 20, 2012 - 5:57 pm

Beth from Indiana

Oh, what I could do with this prize! Thanks, Kerri

Leslie H - June 20, 2012 - 6:20 pm

My daughter just upgraded to a cameo and gave me her sd so this is just what I need! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kyrsten Koops - June 20, 2012 - 6:22 pm

Ahhhh…I would love to win a gift card! I just got the silhouette cameo and bought the beginner class you offered and am dying to make some of the things you have for sale in your store! :) Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Jessica N. - June 20, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Jessica N.

Bucklin, KS

Sandy Tippetts - June 20, 2012 - 6:35 pm

Tooele, UT

Nancy James - June 20, 2012 - 6:38 pm

Kerri I’d love to win a gift card. I love all your designs! Nancy James- Winter Garden,Florida

lori lewis - June 20, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Lori From Monroe Center, IL. Yes it is really hot here too today!

kathyw (krolski) - June 20, 2012 - 6:43 pm

I’m Kathy W from Indianapolis, IN. What an awesome giveaway! thanks!

Natalie (QSOgirl) - June 20, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Natalie S. from Syracuse, NY
Thanks so much!

Ann Cobb - June 20, 2012 - 6:50 pm

Ann Cobb
Parker, CO

marileew - June 20, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Great giveaway, thanks Kerri. BTW, I’ve been taking your Silhouette classes and I’ve learned so much. My cutter is really getting a workout now that I actually have some idea what I’m doing. Thanks so much for the classes you’ve done so far, and please do more of them (I could use some pointers on point editing, pun intended, if you get a chance).

marileew - June 20, 2012 - 6:56 pm

Oh no, on my message I forgot to put where I’m from….its Minnesota, you betcha!

Michele Swanberg - June 20, 2012 - 6:58 pm

Hi, I’m Michele from Riverton Illinois! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jan Ledman - June 20, 2012 - 7:01 pm

Hi, I’m Jan from St. Paul, MN. What a wonderful gift Kerri!

Leslie B. - June 20, 2012 - 7:03 pm

Leslie B. from Edgewood, WA!!

Emma O. - June 20, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Emma from Houston, TX! Have a wonderful day!

Candy Clay - June 20, 2012 - 7:15 pm

Home is Blue Springs MO

kathy - June 20, 2012 - 7:16 pm

kathy from st. louis

Cassie - June 20, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Cassie from Pennsylvania

Cheryl - June 20, 2012 - 7:41 pm

Bowling Green, Ohio

Linda McGregor - June 20, 2012 - 7:42 pm

Linda McGregor
McMinnville, TN

Ruth G - June 20, 2012 - 7:46 pm

Hey, Kerri! I could definitely put that gift certificate to good use! Thanks for the chance, from here in the western suburbs of Chicago!

madcat cathy - June 20, 2012 - 7:47 pm

hello from australia it’s cold and rainy here, i’ve my hot choc in hand thinking warm thoughts

JillT - June 20, 2012 - 7:48 pm

I’m from Iowa

Kerry C - June 20, 2012 - 7:55 pm

I’m from Pleasant Garden, NC.

Barb S - June 20, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Barb from Schaumburg, IL. Love your classes. Thanks for a chance to win!

Roxane F. - June 20, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Roxane from Elburn,IL

Denise Noe - June 20, 2012 - 8:21 pm

Denise Noe from Rockford, IL

katherinel - June 20, 2012 - 8:26 pm

What a generous giveaway! :) Thanks for a chance to win. I’m from Hong Kong.

Andrea - June 20, 2012 - 8:42 pm

Andrea from Kansas City, MO

Daniela - June 20, 2012 - 8:50 pm

Daniela from Dallas TX

Janet skotnicki - June 20, 2012 - 8:55 pm

I’m from Birminghsm, AL. Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelli W - June 20, 2012 - 8:57 pm

Kelli W from Cedar Park, TX

Kelli W - June 20, 2012 - 8:58 pm

I forgot to say thanks for doing a giveaway – I LOVE your stuff. Your photo collages are the whole reason I asked for/am learning how to use PSE … not that I’m trying to butter you up or anything :P

ana roat - June 20, 2012 - 8:59 pm

It’s been a rough couple of weeks–would love to have some sunshine come my way.

Thanks for the chance Keri!

ana roat - June 20, 2012 - 9:01 pm

see I told you…ana from Tracy, CA

Melissa L - June 20, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Ventura, CA

Cathy - June 20, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Cathy from Tallahasse, FL Thanks for opportunity.

IreneSC - June 20, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Great giveaway….thanks for the chance.

IreneSC
Peoria, AZ

Kim Johnson - June 20, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Conyers, Georgia

CarolineD - June 20, 2012 - 9:44 pm

I’m Caroline from Mentor, Ohio.
And I kinda dig your schtuff.

Kate aka stinkydudette - June 20, 2012 - 9:45 pm

So generous! And I’ve take advantage of the great discount to purchase the other SIlhouette classes (took the 1st one). Love it!

- Kate from Brisbane, Australia

Viki - June 20, 2012 - 9:52 pm

Viki, Minnesota

Danielle - June 20, 2012 - 9:59 pm

Northwest Louisiana

Lynne - June 20, 2012 - 10:04 pm

Lynne from Colorado Springs, CO

Youa Yang - June 20, 2012 - 10:06 pm

Youa from MN

Karina - June 20, 2012 - 10:28 pm

Thanks for the hance !!! I would LOOOOVE to win !!!

Brenda - June 20, 2012 - 10:32 pm

Brenda Meilak
Dove Canyon, CA

Maureen - June 20, 2012 - 10:44 pm

Maureen from Illinois

Karen S - June 20, 2012 - 11:23 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! From Federal Way, WA

Wendy H - June 20, 2012 - 11:24 pm

great gift for someone, Been really enjoying ALL your silhouette classes, keep them coming.
my name is Wendy and in from Cardiff, South Wales in the UK
Thank you Kerri

annie - June 20, 2012 - 11:56 pm

Love your work and your creative personality! I am Annie from sunny Wilton, CA.

VINCE - June 21, 2012 - 12:06 am

Awesome giveaway! Vince in Elk Grove, California

Joanne H - June 21, 2012 - 12:30 am

Joanne from England. Love what you do. Thanks

Michelle - June 21, 2012 - 12:33 am

Michelle, from Forestville, California

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Deb K - June 21, 2012 - 1:16 am

Deb K – Skaneateles, NY

Thanks, Kerri!!!

Julia C - June 21, 2012 - 1:38 am

Julia from Sydney, Australia. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristeen M - June 21, 2012 - 2:33 am

I’m from beautiful Texas, but being a military spouse I’m currently living in the paradise of Hawaii.

April - June 21, 2012 - 3:02 am

Buckeye, AZ

Helene - June 21, 2012 - 4:27 am

Hi,
I’m Helene and I’m from Belgium.
I followed the three of your silhouette classes and I learned so much, thank you!

Carol Gib - June 21, 2012 - 4:43 am

Hi,

I’m from Buffalo , New York. I love following
you blog.

Lisa - June 21, 2012 - 6:09 am

I’m from Marietta, GA by way of Detroit, Chicago, Kalamazoo, back to Chicago, Hilton Head, back to Chicago, 3 different places in California…

Debbie - June 21, 2012 - 6:34 am

Debbie from Australia. I think you are so talented and would love the chance to win. Thank you for your generosity with your freebies. Love the fact that your share your talent. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marilyn Bronson - June 21, 2012 - 6:41 am

Marilyn Bronson from North Carolina and I do love your designs. I highly recommend your Silhouette classes — I learned a ton and am getting way more out of my machine. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Nola - June 21, 2012 - 6:45 am

Nola from Orem, Utah

Deb K - June 21, 2012 - 6:45 am

Currently stationed in Ohio

Katie Jones - June 21, 2012 - 7:25 am

Katie from San Mateo, CA. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mindy - June 21, 2012 - 7:27 am

Dinwiddie, Virginia! thanks Kerri!

Amy - June 21, 2012 - 8:11 am

Amy from Cleveland

Jeannie - June 21, 2012 - 8:20 am

West Palm Beach, Florida

Jeanine - June 21, 2012 - 8:23 am

Jeanine Carson from Brunswick, GA!

Maggie Greenwood - June 21, 2012 - 8:53 am

A big HELLO from England.

Becky @ Pieces of My Life - June 21, 2012 - 8:57 am

Becky Handforth
Virginia Beach, VA

Cynthia Larson - June 21, 2012 - 9:36 am

would absolutely love a chance to win a spending spree to buy some of your awesome products to use on my silhouette. I have my eye on the 2 newer ones. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Joanna Ellis - June 21, 2012 - 9:41 am

I’m originally “from” Utah, but live in Texas now. LOVE it here! How fun to see this giveaway today! I just (finally) ordered a Silhouette last night and I’m SOOOOO excited to get started working with it. I can hardly wait!

Anjte - June 21, 2012 - 10:02 am

I am Antje from Munich – GERMANY.
I just discovered your website today and now there is a drawing right a way. I lover your site and will be back often.

Greetings
Antje

Marsha F - June 21, 2012 - 10:09 am

Elba, AL

Andrea D. - June 21, 2012 - 10:50 am

Andrea from Raleigh, NC

Robin Walston - June 21, 2012 - 11:31 am

Robin Walston
Saint Anthony, IN

Janice Daquila-Pardo - June 21, 2012 - 11:48 am

Hi Kerri: I love all your designs, and I’m from Austin, Texas. Thanks for this giveaway. :-)

Dawn - June 21, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Ridge Manor, FLoRidA (just being goofy, love digital, thanks for the chance to win)

Melanie - June 21, 2012 - 12:34 pm

I live in beautiful Vancouver, WA. Love all your stuff!

Kim Thomas - June 21, 2012 - 12:53 pm

Kim Thomas
Perkasie, PA

Dawn - June 21, 2012 - 1:33 pm

Sending everyone Good Wishes from Beamsville, Ontario Canada
I love your Travel Words!

Sandra M. - June 21, 2012 - 2:05 pm

Sandra. Port Coquitlam, Canada.

Katie - June 21, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Severna Park, MD

Andrea S. - June 21, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Andrea Sitzman – Wisconsin

Simone - June 21, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Simone Kemper
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Karen P - June 21, 2012 - 2:30 pm

I am close-ish to you here in Idaho. I love your stuff and I have signed up for your Silhouette class. I am also dipping my toes into the digital pond with Jessica’s Top 5 class. Fun!
Thank you for the chance to win. You are amazing. : )

Annabelle - June 21, 2012 - 3:06 pm

Rock Island, IL

Beury - June 21, 2012 - 4:21 pm

I’m from West Virginia!:) Thanks for the chance at a giftcard!

Octavio Ramos - June 21, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Portland, OR

Carrie S. - June 21, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Kamloops, BC :)

Christy Bills - June 21, 2012 - 6:46 pm

Midland, MI

Kathie Bailey - June 21, 2012 - 7:36 pm

Kathie Bailey
From the beautiful and sunny (at least for today!) Pacific Northwest – Hoquiam,WA

Stephanie Stuhr - June 21, 2012 - 7:38 pm

Stephanie from Elgin, Nebraska!

Sue - June 21, 2012 - 7:40 pm

Sue from Michigan. Thanks for the opportunity!

cindy burgess - June 21, 2012 - 7:55 pm

I am from St. Louis MO! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Vera - June 21, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Hi! I’m Vera from Houston, TX

Nashonne Newman - June 21, 2012 - 8:54 pm

Nashonne N.
Crete, IL

Kirsty - June 21, 2012 - 9:06 pm

Calgary, Alberta Canada. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kirsty - June 21, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Kirsty from Calgary, Alberta Canada. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Beeman - June 22, 2012 - 12:08 am

Love your store & blog!

ruth tacoma - June 22, 2012 - 4:30 am

Awesome giveaway!!

Mc Bain, Michigan

Issy Scotland - June 22, 2012 - 4:43 am

Hey Kerri! Thanks for the chance to win a giftcard! Lots of love, as always, from Scotland xoxo

Veronica M. - June 22, 2012 - 6:25 am

Wooster, Ohio.

cathy - June 22, 2012 - 6:42 am

Peotone, Il!

Ruby Hudson - June 22, 2012 - 6:46 am

From Clinton, Mississippi

Susan - June 22, 2012 - 6:52 am

Thanks for the chance to win the giftcard…love all your creations!

Susan from Atlanta, GA

DebBurroughs - June 22, 2012 - 7:57 am

Deb Burroughs – Schnellville, IN, USA

create your own outlined words in studio

Woooo-weee!

Have y’all been taking advantage of the sale going on over at jessicasprague.com?

Quite the extravaganza goin’ on, wouldn’t ya say?

And today? Us little ol’ teachers are sharing tips+tricks on our blogs as part of the birthday celebration!

Here’s what I got up my ‘it’s so hot right now I gotta wear short’ sleeve.



Be sure to check out all the other excitement with the other teachers HERE.
I’m on my way there now!


Dolly - June 19, 2012 - 8:08 am

Thanks for the easy to follow, great tip Kerri! I REALLY MUST take your classes!
TFS! :D

tanya - June 19, 2012 - 9:23 am

OH KERRI!!! I absolutely LOVE using words in this way … THANK YOU so much!!! :) Awesome tutorial!

LindaH - June 19, 2012 - 9:26 am

Thanks, Kerri–I always enjoy your tuts and learning more about the Silhouette Cameo!

Deneen - June 19, 2012 - 3:43 pm

You always seem to amaze me! I took advantage of the sale over at Jessicasprague.com and signed up for all three of your fabulous classes and can’t wait to start using my silhouette to it’s fullest potential :)

Mollie - June 19, 2012 - 3:49 pm

Thank you so much for the video! I sat one day for hours trying to figure out how to do that. Guess I better sign up for your classes!

Angela Dennison - June 20, 2012 - 7:50 am

WOW! I can NOT wait to get my Silhouette to start taking your classes and putting these tips to work for me! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Lee Ann - June 20, 2012 - 9:06 am

Love your blog and designs Kerri!

Londonderry, NH

Sheila - June 20, 2012 - 11:24 am

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

Andrea DeBruler - June 21, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Wow!!! What a great tutorial!!! Can’t wait to try it out.

good things come in threes, right?

Well then, it’s gonna be a very good day!

Item #1


Look what’s going on this week at JessicaSprague.com!


Oh boy, oh boy, OH BOY!

You know that with birthdays, there are always sales right?
Well, take a look-see at what’s on sale!

40% off Digital Projects

20% off Classes
(hello?!?!? Silhouette anyone? ;) )

20% off Becky Higgins’ Project Life


I always love a good sale.
I do declare I may need to go buy a thing or two!

They’ll be having fun all week long, so you’ll want to be sure to check in!


Item #2


Yesterday was Father’s Day.

I’d planned on posting yesterday, but Sunday just kind of got away from me. We had a lovely day of church, skyping with Zach, making cabbage salad and chocolate chip cookies for dinner with Dan’s family, having dinner with the gang, more skyping with Zach with the whole gang, and then enjoying a movie with the girls when we got home. It was nice to ignore the computer all day long. :)

So, as a result, here’s the freebie that should have been up yesterday.

Click HERE to download.

I hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday!




Item #3


And last, but not least, check out what Nichol has been up to!




[ Shapes | Summer Lovin' (hello) / Life Additions 2 (tabbed card) / This+That: Freedom (banner+sunburst) / Signed.Sealed.Delivered (star circle) / This+That: Spring (kite) ]


I love how loaded this tiny little card is . . . but it doesn’t look loaded.
Nichol has such a way of using so many things and it looks like art!

*sigh*

love.

I would love to get something like this!!!

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I love combining elements from lots of kits for truly unique projects. The sunburst is one of my very favorite shapes and the banner is one I use over and over and over. I love stamping greetings or phrases on the banner. Be sure to measure your stamp prior to die cutting to make sure you resize the banner so that the stamped image will fit.

Dimensional embellishments like twine and gems help “liven up” die cut shapes.


Okay then. Did you enjoy that group of three as much as me? :)

Dolly/scrapthat - June 18, 2012 - 9:04 am

Love it! Nichol’s work is always stellar!
TFS….and for such a great useful file! :D

Marilyn - June 18, 2012 - 9:30 am

thanks for sharing…Nichol is so talented…love her card!

Karen W - June 18, 2012 - 12:17 pm

Kerri, thanks for the freebie. Boy time flies-5 years since Jessica Sprague started her site.
Nichol, love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Karen

Jodi Alsteen - June 18, 2012 - 8:42 pm

Thanks for the freebie. Love the card Nichol.

Ruth G - June 18, 2012 - 9:42 pm

Three wonderful shares, for sure!!!!! I had trouble accessing this earlier. I’m so glad I am able to visit now!

Joanne H - June 19, 2012 - 12:34 am

Thanks for Freebie. It is just what I want :)

j - June 21, 2012 - 4:49 pm

ty

Sam - August 16, 2012 - 5:21 am

Thanks for the freebie !

lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:48 am

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

summer lovin’

Summer is just getting into full swing . . . well, for most of us, anyway.
I have a little Canadian friend that I know is still in school.
(So sorry Cin. ;) )

So here’s a little kit with 12 summer-ee words  to help you get all those summer fun pages done.

[ Comes in SVG/STUDIO/AIv8/DXF/PNG ]

Price: $7


Here’s a little something I think I’ll be using for our summer vacation.
( Yes, Cindy. We’re still planning on coming. ;) )



And of course, there’s many of these that you can use for other things . . . it ain’t just for summer.
Use the ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ on a card. Combine the handwritten word with another font (like I did).

Lots of possibilities here!

Dolly/scrapthat - June 14, 2012 - 8:51 am

Ooo Awesome Kerri! When we get back from our holiday I’ll be buying several kits!! TFS!

Karen W - June 14, 2012 - 9:47 am

These are terrific Kerri. Looking forward to getting them when I get home.

christi - June 14, 2012 - 2:58 pm

what font did you use for “montana”?

Cindy - June 18, 2012 - 7:24 am

I am loving the fonts you used for this kit Kerri, soooooo cute! Can’t wait to see you! :)

Kerri - June 18, 2012 - 8:54 am

Oh Miss Wah, my dear…that would be my handwriting. ;)
Gotta love the iPad!
Can’t wait to see you too! Everyone’s chomping at the bit to come!

Kerri - June 18, 2012 - 8:56 am

Christi….most of the fonts I buy because of what I do and generally they range between $70-$100. Most people, when I tell them this, say ‘oh, no thank you.’ lol But if you’re still interested, email me at kerribradford@msn.com and I can tell ya. :)

Beth R - June 18, 2012 - 5:45 pm

I can’t tell you how happy I am that you are creating again !
While I have taken all of your Silhouette classes ( waiting for the 3rd one to start) I missed your designs terribly.
Love this set and will be adding it to my collection this week !
Thanks for sharing your gift with those of us less talented :)

kids say the darndest things

Kids do and say the darndest things, don’t they?

I can remember when Zach was around 2 and we were trying to teach him his full name.


We asked, ‘What’s your name?’

‘Zachary.’

‘Zachary what?’

Zachary Daniel….’

‘Zachary Daniel what?’

[insert moment of pondering here on Zach's part]

‘Zachary Daniel Be Nice?’

Umm. Yeah. At least no swear words followed it or anything. ;)


But these are the quirky little things that we need to capture as our children grow up.
…or even when they are older too.
I wish I could remember forever, but–gosh darn it–brains just weren’t meant to remember everything.


And dear Miss Robyn has captured one of those ‘kid moments’ here in this page….


[ Shapes | Life Additions 2 (title) / Signed.Sealed.Delivered. (heart + star circles) ]


Love the combination of…welllll….just everything! :)


So, I guess when all is said and done, what I’m trying to say here is . . .
remember to remember so you can always remember.

Remember that.

Karen W - June 13, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Robyn your page is terrific! Love how you structured the title in several colors and the little letters falling below the picture.

Dolly/scrapthat - June 13, 2012 - 3:28 pm

Awesome page! These little moments are the best stories! Glad you captured the moment! :D

Sandra K - June 13, 2012 - 3:29 pm

What a lovely layout! Love the falling letters. Great combination of everything.
This is why I scrapbook! To remember the things my kids say and do. And luckely there is Project Life to help me to journal about it. :)

Sandra :)

Ruth G - June 14, 2012 - 5:29 am

Love it! Everything is just right and super fun! TFS! Must pin!

introducing: photo templates for facebook timeline!

Been wondering how to jazz up your Facebook Timeline cover photo?

Been wanting to include more than just one photo?

Wellllll, this kit is for you baby!

Price: $5


Okay, I’m really kind of excited about these!

So excited . . . that here’s what I added to my Facebook page.


So not only can you add photos, but add patterns and shadows and text!
You can have loads of fun making something personalized and just right for you!

AND….

They come in two different sizes. They come in the standard Facebook Timeline size–no figuring out how to edit your photo. But they also come in an ‘XL’ size so that if you want to use them on a page…it’s already sized largely. :)


k…if you use them, leave a comment here on account-a, I wanna see them in action! :)

Karen W - June 12, 2012 - 7:07 pm

Thanks for these Kerri! I had some fun with one for my page tonight.

https://www.facebook.com/karen.mw.31

Karen

TeriBeri - June 13, 2012 - 2:01 pm

ACK!!! How did I miss this??? OMG have to have it. Do you know if we can also use these for blogs? Kerri….YOU ROCK!!!
Hugs, T

Melanie A. - June 19, 2012 - 8:18 am

Finally got to play with this! I wish my profile pic didn’t overlap though

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3027869059436.252862.1344112622&type=3#!/melanie.a.arrowood

Erin - June 21, 2012 - 3:46 pm

Does this work with Picassa?

Melissa L - July 1, 2012 - 3:33 pm

My first try. :-) Thanks!

http://www.facebook.com/melissa.s.lewis.5

Kerri - July 2, 2012 - 10:30 pm

love it! :)

the dry spell is over baby!

Oh happy day!

The ol’ store’s been a little parched of late.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to get back to designing!!!

Here’s the first kit to get over the dry spell.

[ click on image to take you to the store ]

Cost: $9


And now, for some news about the files you get….

they now….

COME IN COLOR!

That’s right. When you open your SVG, STUDIO…whatever, the file will be layered and IN COLOR!

Please note: You have to UNGROUP the image to see+use the cut lines if you’ve
imported them into your My Library. I don’t know why, that’s just how it is. :)

So while I’m not familiar with MTC or SCAL, I’m sure it’s very similar to Studio. So when you pull it up, it’ll look like this:


It looks like one piece, but they are really separate pieces to the layer.



And what’s even cooler for you Silhouette users?

Now your image is IN COLOR in the LIBRARY!

Did I mention I love color?

Oh, and one more thing. The PNG file will come in the same color palette that you see
in the composite shot. I will also include separated black PNG file as needed–like on this one–
so that you can color it as needed on a multi=layer file. If it’s a single image, it will just be
in color.

Oh, and one MORE thing. You can use the image as a Print+Cut in Studio by changing
the cut line to Cut Edge.

Oooooh! I’m so excited about this!

Now, with these changes, those of you using SCAL, MTC, Pazzles, or whatever other program,
please let me know if these still work for you. :)


Can’t wait to design some more now!

Deneen - June 7, 2012 - 6:04 pm

Kerri I love this!

Stephanie Klauck - June 7, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Yay!
So excited for a new Say What!!
Can’t wait to use the new titles -
Thank you!

Dolly/scrapthat - June 7, 2012 - 6:08 pm

Oh so cool!! I have been missing your files girl! I hope you have a good long run of mojo! :D

Dayami - June 7, 2012 - 6:16 pm

OH YES!!! COLOR!!!!!!! sooooo happy right now :)
Gonna b playing w this **very** soon….like tonight (IF) you send it to me quick :)
Thank you!!!

Suz - June 7, 2012 - 6:53 pm

So many cool changes!

Terri Marchbanks - June 7, 2012 - 7:33 pm

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH HAPPY DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE HUGS MY FRIEND I LOOOOOOOVE IT SOOOOOOOO MUCH…

Rhadonda - June 7, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Love love love it! Sweetness!

Robin - June 9, 2012 - 7:37 am

These are awesome! And in color too!
You are amazing Kerri!

Gaby - June 17, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Love these… on my way to shop for these and the FB timeline!! genius!