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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!

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!



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.


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


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 :

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 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 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!


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.


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!/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!

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….


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

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


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!

designer edition freebies in awesome form

As you may have heard, I’ve got a new Silhouette Designer Edition class that just started today

And those freebies that I shared a sneak peek of just a day or two ago?
Yeah, well, Shari Carroll had a bit of inspiration to use them in the most fabulous of ways!

Check it out.

[ Shapes come from the freebie set offered only in my Silhouette Designer Edition class. ]

Love it!

Shari is my card goddess. :)

Karen W - June 4, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Shari, what a beautiful card! Kerri – thanks for the freebies!

Ruth G - June 4, 2012 - 6:37 pm

Awesome! I love how the foreground and background are not lined up and each layer is at a different height! The colors are wonderful, too! Great job, Shari and Kerri!!!

Cindy - June 5, 2012 - 5:23 am

Love the freebies and I am totally loving this class! You have done a great job and I so love how your enthusiasm just pours out! You sound like me!!! LOL

Sue Alg - June 5, 2012 - 9:30 am

Like the first 2 classes, this Design Class is terrific. Although I’ve been using Designer Edition for about 5 months, you always provide me with info that I didn’t know. Thanks to Shari for showing us another way to use our freebies–so neat!

Nancy Barnes - June 5, 2012 - 9:44 am

Oh, Kerri! you’re killing me, girl! I don’t have a Silhouette so I didn’t sign up for this class. I LOVE these designs! Any chance we’ll see them in the shop sometime? (please!)

Janet Swanlady21 - August 5, 2012 - 4:56 am

This is stunning!A beauty indeed. So bright and cheerful too.

one more sneak

In case you were wondering what the rest of the freebies were in the Designer Edition class . . .

here they are. :)

Class starts Monday!!!

Cheryl :) - June 3, 2012 - 9:44 am

Can hardly wait! Your first two classes really inspired me. They cured my “silhouette intimidation syndrome”. Now I’m ready for the next leap! Thanks Kerri.

the time is drawing near

no pun intended. ;)

I can’t believe class starts on Monday! I’m just a little enthusiastic at the fun that you can have with Silhouette Studio’s Designer Edition. You’ll be able to ‘live’ that enthusiasm with me when you watch the videos. lol

We’ll be making some really cool things and I’ll teach ya how to use the rhinestone and sketch tools for something other than what they are intended for. Gotta love it when you can multi-purpose…well….anything!

The class is available to buy/watch forever and ever. It’s self-paced, so there’s no official ‘class time’ that you have to be there for, which is sweet. I love it because I was watching the videos on my iPad outside in the cool evening breeze. I just love listening to myself talk too….NOT! lol

And if you’re not a Facebook fan (uh, ya should be. ;) ), I posted a few of the freebies that I always do for each class. They are an exclusive set that comes with the class. Generally, it’s a $10 value, so add that to the five bucks you save if you sign up by the time class starts and  you’ve made yourself a pretty good bargain. If you’ve signed up, those endorphins should have been releasing nicely for ya because you got ‘a sale’. (Scientific fact: women release endorphins when getting a good deal. That’s why we feel so good when we shop. lol)

It’s not too late to save those few dollar. You can click HERE to sign up.

But if you missed the sneak peek, here they are.

I’ve been having fun with my iPad, by the way. Been using it with the Adobe Touch (scaled down AI) and Bamboo Apps. While I did have a tablet to draw with, it’s a few years old and I never could get it to really work well. I’ve done a few handwritten words or images here and there over the years, but it was always just too hard. But with my iPad….LOVE IT! Add the Adobe Cloud or just the fact that you can quickly email an image with the click of a button….sweet!

Yeah, so guess what you’ll be seeing more of from me in the near future. ;)

What I’m wondering is where the future will go with technology. If that little iPad is just on the brink of  greatness in the App world with photos and drawing…where will it be in the next five years…or year even.  I can’t wait!


Vera Rhuhay - May 31, 2012 - 7:18 pm

Wow…sounds fantastic class!
too bad, my country can not access jessicasprague website , hiks hiks(T.T)

Dixie - June 1, 2012 - 2:15 pm

Kerri, your enthusiasm is contagious! I’m looking forward to Monday!

Sheila Cato - June 1, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Can’t wait for class to start!! I always learn so much from you. I’m beyond excited that you now have an IPad…now i can learn about that from you as well!!

Jeanne Ann - June 2, 2012 - 6:35 am

I learned so much from the first two classes that I cannot wait for the Monday! Bring it on!

Marisa G - June 18, 2012 - 8:29 pm

Thanks for the tip about Bamboo apps! I have an Android tablet, but they are available for it as well. I have been using Adobe Photoshop Touch already too.