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one last round of cards for the merry month of march

Brought to you by the ever adorable Laura Vegas!

[ Shapes | Signed.Sealed.Delivered (envelopes+circles) / For You (card) / Christmas Countdown (star) / All About You (celebrate) ]

How fun and easy would it be just to whip up some of these adorable cards to have on hand? 
And I love the idea of using the circles on the cards with the buttons. He-llo!
And the tiny tear-away envelope on the card? love.

Here’s what Laura has to say:

I knew when Kerri asked us to focus on cards this month, that I wanted to make some birthday cards. That’s the one kind of card that I always need, but never seem to have on hand. For my “Happy Birthday” cards, I started with the Loopy Card base, and added on a few rows of circles using the Envelope Insets. I cut it out of tone-on-tone pattern papers, and then adhered graph paper to the inside of each card. I adhered a threaded button in the center of each cut out circle.
For my “They Say It’s Your Birthday” cards, I used a little inspiration from Robyn’s cards that she shared a few weeks ago, and included a Tear Away Envelope on the front of my cards. I sized them so that they would be perfect for tucking a gift card inside. We are always giving out gift cards for birthday gifts, so this will come in really handy. I added a few Stars to the cards, embellished with threaded clear buttons. I had a few extra stars left over, so I also added one to the front of each envelope, along with a “Celebrate” sentiment.
Ruth G - March 28, 2012 - 9:26 am

Love these! I was floored by the buttons in the holes, also! Too cute! And such a sweet little envelope for a gift card! TFS!

Terri Marchbanks - March 28, 2012 - 10:39 am

Laura these are absolutely FANTABULOUS I lOVE THE BUTTONS WELL AS A MATTER OF FACT I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT EM!!!!!!!!!!!!Great Job Thanks so much for sharing them…xoxoxo

Rhadonda - March 29, 2012 - 8:01 pm

These are sooo cute. Why can’t my stuff look that cute? Great job.

it’s a spring thing

Gorgeous weather?

Took a vacation today.

Wind and cold blew in. Bits of snow. Just bits. A flurry here and there.
But a look out the window at the lilac bush and its green buds a-burstin’ gives one
hopes of the warm weather to return very soon.

And then a layout like this from little ol’ Nichol just adds to the excitement that we know it’s spring.

[ Shapes | Flower Bouquet / Going Places (title) / Storyboard #6 ]

Love . . . love . . . Nichol’s use of Loni’s new Flower Bouquet kit here!
And how she popped up the squares in the storyboard? Wow.
All the tiny details . . . ya just gotta pour over it . . . seriously.

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

One of my favorite things to do on vacation is take photos of the beautiful foilage and flowers that are so different than from where I live. To give added depth and dimension to my photo collage, I printed it twice, cut the “frames” from one of the collages and pop dotted it on top of the other collage. I love how it gives the collage a dimensional look and feel. I added mini clips to add to that feeling.

I printed the florals from Loni’s new kit and created a floral border from bright patterned papers that compliment the colors in my photos. 
Dolly/scrapthat - March 26, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Beautiful…as always!

lisa - March 26, 2012 - 7:23 pm

wow, I mean, I love Nichol’s style. This is breath-taking. Really gorgeous.

Carol Mc - March 26, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Absolutely beautiful.

Sandra K. - March 27, 2012 - 1:59 am

Great layout. I love the collage of flowerdiecuts.

Sandra :)

Sandra - March 27, 2012 - 2:06 am

Simply stunning!

Ruth G - March 27, 2012 - 6:44 am

Fabulous idea and Nichol really made it look amazing! TFS!

Issy Scotland - March 27, 2012 - 12:39 pm

Cool! Ultra Cool! Luving Miss Nichol’s Work…Perfect as usual. Love from Scotland xo

Terri Marchbanks - March 28, 2012 - 10:42 am

Oh My Dear Nichol just creates magic with whateva she touches…Beautiful just Beautiful…xoxoxoxoxo


did you ever just have one of those weeks?


that’s what i got goin’ this week.

i think i’d much rather be here . . .

[ photo template from snapshots #2 ]

— i’ve had this gas pump image in my head the past few days. must mean i needs ta go! —

Carol Mc - March 23, 2012 - 4:16 pm

I wanna go too.

Ruth G - March 24, 2012 - 4:23 pm

This week was horrible for my best friend and for me it just dragged on forever! I hope things are better all around next week for you and my friend!

Debbie - March 26, 2012 - 8:58 am

I could SO use a break to any beach!!!!

Vivina Gomez - April 9, 2012 - 10:38 am

Woo hoo!!! I’m so excited about your second Silhouette class. I took your first one and I learned so much. I can’t wait for this new one to begin. Thank you, Kerri, for sharing all your knowledge with us. You are so talented!!!

it’s the first day of spring!

Well, let me tell ya . . . Winter decided to make one last show before moving on to Spring today. We had  probably our biggest snow storm of the year over the weekend . . . and I use that term ‘biggest’ lightly. We got maybe five inches. But now, it’s suppose to be 50 today and in the 70s by the weekend. Yahoo!

So what better way to celebrate the first day of spring than some gorgeous spring cards from that darling of a girl, Miss Nichol.

sooooo diggin’ the ensemble! and loooove the stamp on the pull tab–particularly the ‘pull’ stamp!
how perfect! this girl has such a gift for making a scene!

[ Shapes | For You (card) / Signed.Sealed.Delivered.(envelope) / Label It / This+That: Lucky (vase+flower) / This+That: Love (lantern, cake stand, heart) / This+That: Summertime (birdhouse, flower flourish) / This+That: Autumn (pear) / This+That: Spring (border) ]

love the multi-colored inset pieces and how she distressed up the background making it look all sloshy (yeah, it’s a word. no, really.).

[ Shapes | For You (card) / Signed.Sealed.Delivered. (envelope) / This+That: Spring (umbrella) ]


hello spring.

{dawn} - March 20, 2012 - 8:24 am

Just love the way Nichol took “this” and “that” from the different “This & That” kits! What vision! And, how very pretty both cards are… Love it!

Laura M - March 20, 2012 - 9:33 am

Love those envelopes and the umbrella. So darn cute!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

Glenys - March 20, 2012 - 4:02 pm

Just beautiful! Have enrolled in your class Kerri! Can’t wait!!!!

Sue FitzGerald - March 20, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Gorgeous,it’s so pretty. Nichol is always so good at making me shop
;-). did my first cut with my new cameo yesterday <3

Sue FitzGerald - March 20, 2012 - 5:14 pm

Ahhh, big disaster Kerri, I can’t check out. The tab in my cart is off the edge of the (floating) page if that makes sense. I have tried different zooms and it still won’t show so I can’t check out. I can see the tot of the word total and shi of shipping and that’s it. Do you know what I am doing wrong?

Jacke Lelli - March 21, 2012 - 11:11 am

Just starting to create with my Silhoutte Cameo. I am so hooked.

Lynn Johnson - April 15, 2012 - 9:49 pm

May I ask where the stamps are from on the pull envelope?

Kerri - April 16, 2012 - 6:31 am

Hey Lynn!
I looked on Nichol’s blog and it lists it as a stamp from Papertrey Ink.
You can find it here:

Hope that helps! :)

LaTricia Kelly - May 24, 2012 - 10:29 am

If you buy the this and that kit- the one that goes into the tray- do you receive these cut files?

Kerri - May 24, 2012 - 11:02 am

Yep! You sure do! :) The ‘shapes only’ kits are for those that don’t want all the printables.

new subway art for the easter + springtime

This post is short and sweet, but still got some goodies.

Here’s the new Easter Subway Art for your decor now that St. Patrick’s Day is over.

Price: $1

And after cutting out that lovely flowery branch yesterday from Loni’s new kit?
I just knew I needed to make this decor 3D, like this: 

And now, the three winners for the $25 gift cards:

LAURALEE L - MARCH 17, 2012 – 12:24 PM
I am blessed in so many ways! I am blessed by God for all that I have and am! For being a wee bit o Irish and my red headed husband too! For our loving family, friends, health and home! For the wonderful world of blogging and all of my crafting community of facebbook and internet friends! And I hope to be LUCKY {Blessed} to Win your giveaway too!! Happy St. Patricks Day Kerri!

PEGGY W. - MARCH 17, 2012 – 5:58 PM
I am more than lucky, I am blessed. I have the best family in the world. Who could ask for more? Except maybe to be picked in your giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway and for your great blog.

KATKAT - MARCH 18, 2012 – 8:10 PM
I feel blessed to have a loving boyfriend. He’s like an angel in my life :)

Congratulations ladies! Email me at and we’ll get y’all hooked up!

And I just have to say I sooooo enjoyed reading what you all were lucky/blessed with, especially you cancer survivors! Each time I read one I just wanted to say, ‘Right on! You go girl!’

If you haven’t read the comments in the previous, you should, they are so amazing.

kat-in-texas - March 19, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Love the subway art, Kerri!! And where did you get the cute iron holder? Adorable together!!!

Judy - March 20, 2012 - 1:41 pm

That little flower-branch-thingy is the perfect addition to your very cute subway art. Perfection! (I too would like to know where to get the frame.)

Suzzi - March 23, 2012 - 5:37 am


Love the subway art, but also love the display it is in. Where did you find that?

Thanks for sharing your great talent.

Kerri - March 23, 2012 - 7:03 am

I got the frame–which is really a chalkboard–at a place called Rod Works here in Utah. If only they had an online store…aaaaand…I was just going to look and see where all their locations were and see that they now have some things you can buy online! Woo hoo! Sadly, the chalkboard stand isn’t one of them. But they do still have some other cute things. Hey. I’m just happy that they started selling online!

You can go to their site at and check out all their goodies though. They do have the fan that’s in my Silhouette class photo though as well as the cake/candle stand I was using at Halloween. :)

Peggy W. - March 23, 2012 - 7:51 am

I am just checking to make sure you got my email. This is Peggy W. Thank you for your generous and kind gift. My email address is Please let me know what I need to do.
Thanks again.

Kerri - March 23, 2012 - 8:06 am

I just emailed ya Peggy…sorry ’bout that.

Suzzi - March 30, 2012 - 8:56 pm

Thanks Kerri. But you started it for me now, just went to the website and I am in love….. they got great stuff. So glad I asked or I wouldn’t have known.

I appreciate it.

it’s your LUCKY day!

Do you have your GREEN on?

I think green is one of my favorite colors.
So maybe that must be one of the reasons why I loved Ireland so much?

It is, after all, known as the place of 40 shades of green.

Wanna see all my shades of green from our last trip there?
I put them all into a storyboard template from Storyboard #6.



I think that today would be a perfect day to put the storyboard templates on sale!

You can find all the storyboard photo templates under this link HERE.
Sale ends Sunday night.

And just when you didn’t think it could get any better? 
I just HAVE to do one of these today!

That’s right, just leave a comment in this post about why you are lucky [blessed],
and I’ll draw THREE winners of a $25 gift card first thing Monday morning.

And on something LUCKY related, here’s a little clip of Jordan in the play ‘Lucky Stiff.’
She’s the old lady on the left in curlers.
And please excuse the not-so great recording. I need a new video recorder!
Anyone have one they really like? I’m open to suggestions. :)

p.s. i have had this song or the ‘nightmare’ version of it in my head for two weeks now.
p.p.s jordan went to home coming with the guy in the trench coat
and to sadies with the guy in the leather coat. should i be worried? ;)

[ this contest is now closed ]

Monica - March 17, 2012 - 10:00 am

I’m so blessed to be able to spend my days home with my two beautiful boys. My youngest heads to kindergarten next fall so I’m enjoying every minute of our time together. Happy St Pattys to ya!

Keianna - March 17, 2012 - 10:03 am

I am blessed to have found this wonderful hobby to capture our family memories. And I love the creative outlet it provides me as well. Have a great day and thanks for the awesome giveaway. Love your products.

Irma Keller - March 17, 2012 - 10:04 am

I am lucky because I have true love. I look around and see so many people who are sad because they do not have anyone special in their lives. I am so thankful to be married to someone who I still get happy butterflies about (8 years and counting)….

Laura M - March 17, 2012 - 10:06 am

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m so lucky to be blessed with a wonderful family and friends that are like my family. :)

Michelle - March 17, 2012 - 10:07 am

I’m blessed with an awesome family that is filled with wonderful friends. I love my job and I just turned 50, but feel 25!!!!

Thanks for the fun contest and hoping I am lucky on this St. Patty’s Day!

Susan R - March 17, 2012 - 10:07 am

I’m lucky to have a job I love (teaching) and blessed in so many ways…now if only I was gifted with more time.

PaulaSG - March 17, 2012 - 10:08 am

I’m so lucky because I grew up in that place in your storyboard (the long photo – Dingle!). Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Rachel :) - March 17, 2012 - 10:09 am

I am blessed to be alive, healthy and amoung family & friends. Simple? Yes, but elemental.

stace - March 17, 2012 - 10:09 am

I am lucky because I am 15 years cancer free this year! I truly have a wonderful life!

Kerri - March 17, 2012 - 10:12 am

k, Paula….so jealous! We looooved Dingle! What beautiful country!

Brandy S - March 17, 2012 - 10:13 am

I have two beautiful, healthy children and a great husband. I love what I do for a living. Who could ask for more?

Natalie - March 17, 2012 - 10:16 am

I’m blessed today for so, so many reasons… not least of which is the fact that my husband is currently making for me homemade hummus… and mint chocolate brownies!

pattylt - March 17, 2012 - 10:16 am

I’m lucky to have a great job that I love
I’m lucky to have a husband of 39 years
I’m lucky to have healthy, happy grown children
I’m lucky to have healthy, happy grandchildren
I’m lucky enough to realize that I have no luck at gambling… so I don’t.
Envy your trip to Ireland!

Cheryl - March 17, 2012 - 10:17 am

Blessed to have a healthy husband who survived a heart attack last year….blessed to have six healthy kids…..blessed to have a good job after 3 layoffs in two yeara:-)

rkokes - March 17, 2012 - 10:17 am

I am blessed with two wonderful children, and I am happy to say we are all finally healthy after being sick on and off for almost two months!!!

Judy - March 17, 2012 - 10:21 am

I feel “blessed” to be a breast cancer survivor. Six years and counting…

Dolly/scrapthat - March 17, 2012 - 10:21 am

I am so blessed to have my little DD. She shows me miracles EVERYDAY. Before I had her in my life…I had NO IDEA how much I was truly missing….I am so lucky it brings puddles to my eyes.

Marilyn - March 17, 2012 - 10:23 am

Lucky to have 2 wonderful daughters. Lucky to have survived breast cancer. Lucky to have so much to look forward to in my life.

Cheryl - March 17, 2012 - 10:24 am

I was blessed to have a wonderful family and a positive attitude!!

Donna English - March 17, 2012 - 10:24 am

I am blessed to know the Lord and live in America and have a great husband of 40 years this year. We are blessed with two wonderful sons and their wives and three grandchildren and one on the way. Beautiful pictures of Ireland.

Bonnie Mills - March 17, 2012 - 10:24 am

I am so blessed to be able to care for my 86 yr old father who is passing at home and be able to spend precious time with him.

LinhC - March 17, 2012 - 10:24 am

I’m blessed to have good health and happiness!

Carolyn - March 17, 2012 - 10:24 am

I can’t even begin to say why I am so lucky. I have a wonderful husband, 3 awesome children, a job I love, my health, and I am surrounded by friends that are the best.

Andi Sexton - March 17, 2012 - 10:25 am

I am lucky and blessed to have two kids that are happily entertaining themselves while I am still lounging in my jammies and settling into a nice, long, crafty day!!!

bridgette - March 17, 2012 - 10:25 am

I’m lucky because I am married to my high school sweetheart and the mom of 2 wonderful, healthy boys. I couldn’t ask for anything better!

Heather Crawford - March 17, 2012 - 10:29 am

Goodness, so many ways that I am blessed! I think something I have been more aware of lately (due to hearing other people’s stories) is a great husband..a man with integrity and that is a wonderful Father and friend :)

Karen - March 17, 2012 - 10:35 am

I am lucky and blessed to have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. And all with good health!

Rhona - March 17, 2012 - 10:36 am

I’m feeling lucky because in 3 weeks time we’ll be heading to Ireland for a quick break. I’ve never been before so am really looking forward to it. Any recommendations on where to go? We’ll be based in Dublin :) x

Jeannie Phillips - March 17, 2012 - 10:37 am

I am so blessed because I get to do my dream job – raising and training Seeing Eye dogs for the blind.

Beth - March 17, 2012 - 10:38 am

I am blessed with, among many other things, two amazing kids who are excelling in college and still love to hang out with their parents!

Kathy Nelson - March 17, 2012 - 10:42 am

I’m lucky to have two darling dachshunds who don’t mind sleeping & cuddling with me all day and two adult sons who are taking turns caring for me & going on soup & croissant runs while I’m down & out sick with Type A Influenza (H1N1).

Jeanine - March 17, 2012 - 10:45 am

I am blessed with a God who loves me. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband of 28 years and 2 beautiful children, a young man and a teenage girl. I am blessed with a wonderful extended family and friends I love!

Karen - March 17, 2012 - 11:01 am

I’m blessed to have the opportunity to explore what interests me.

Cynthia B. - March 17, 2012 - 11:02 am

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m blessed to have spent an awesome spring break with my family this past week. In fact, we’re driving home to Texas from Florida as I type this (lucky to have my husband take his turn driving!). Yes, we’re tired, yes, we have mounds of laundry, but yes- we are so fortunate to be able to take this vacation together! (and now I have even more memories to capture in my albums!). Thanks, Kerri!

Mindy - March 17, 2012 - 11:03 am

I am so very thankful to have my family and good health! Thank you for such a wonderful chance to win wonderful prizes!

Cassi - March 17, 2012 - 11:06 am

i am blessed to be part of this awesome online craft community, everyone is so kind!

i’m also blessed to such a wonderful dh, i <3 him so much!

ckcpurple - March 17, 2012 - 11:17 am

I am blessed to have a wonderful church community. I was also very fortunate enough to visit Ireland myself about 13 years ago!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!!!

Issy Scotland - March 17, 2012 - 11:26 am

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you Kerri! Just so you know, I’ve decided to make you an honourary Irish person! You deserve it with these lovely photos of the Emerald Isle and as I’ve got some good Irish blood in me, I’m allowed to honour you in this way! I’m blessed and lucky today, because my Irish cousins phoned me for a lovely long chat and to wish me a happy St Pat’s Day. With love from Scotland xoxo

Vicki - March 17, 2012 - 11:26 am

I feel lucky because I’m healthy and have the time to create every day.
I also am blessed with a wonderful family and friends.
Who could ask for anything more!

Cherylle - March 17, 2012 - 11:30 am

I am so blessed to have a supportive husband and a positive attitude during my “battle” with breast cancer. Living in these times of technological and medical advances, people have more hope than ever before. I will find out next week if I will be taking a chemo pill for my treatments. Can you believe it? A pill!!! What a wonderful time to be alive!

Melinda T - March 17, 2012 - 11:31 am

I’m blessed to be mom to two awesome daughters and wife to a wonderful husband. We’re healthy, have stable jobs, a place to call home and have great family and friends.

Janell - March 17, 2012 - 11:31 am

I am so blessed to have 3 wonderful kids. They work so hard at the things they love and it shows. I am so proud of them today and everyday.

jeannie - March 17, 2012 - 11:33 am

I count my blessings every night!! I have 2 wonderful sons, a very loving husband and a father that is the best a daughter could hope for. On top of that we are all reasonably healthy! and to add more I have a fabulous Goddaughter, and extra terrific group of friends!!! I could not ask for more!! Happy St Patty’s Day to all!

Danielle G. - March 17, 2012 - 11:35 am

My husband and I just found out we’re expecting – this is the best news ever! We feel so lucky:)

jeannie - March 17, 2012 - 11:36 am

I feel lucky every day to be married to my wonderful husband for 45 years!

Robin Walston - March 17, 2012 - 11:38 am

I’m blessed with a wonderful husband and a great extended family. They are the BEST. And, I’m retired and that is a wonderful blessing, too.

jett - March 17, 2012 - 11:47 am

I am blessed to celebrate my grandmother’s 100th birthday with her this week!

marilyn secor - March 17, 2012 - 11:58 am

I am lucky and blessed with the best family and friends ever!

Sheila - March 17, 2012 - 12:08 pm

I’m lucky to be blessed beyond measure.

Katrina h - March 17, 2012 - 12:14 pm

I’m lucky because I have a wonderful family. Thanks for the chance to win!!

lisa - March 17, 2012 - 12:22 pm

I am blessed in many ways! I’ll pick my husband as why i am lucky. I had a rough few days and he seemed to instintively know all the things i’d need to get out of my funk, including staying home for a day so we could have lunch and check-in. Every day for over 9 years, he brings me a glass of ice water while we’re in bed watching tv. And this week, he’s loaned me his laptop while mine was in the shop.

Lauralee L - March 17, 2012 - 12:24 pm

I am blessed in so many ways! I am blessed by God for all that I have and am! For being a wee bit o Irish and my red headed husband too! For our loving family, friends, health and home! For the wonderful world of blogging and all of my crafting community of facebbook and internet friends! And I hope to be LUCKY {Blessed} to Win your giveaway too!! Happy St. Patricks Day Kerri!

Ellie A. - March 17, 2012 - 12:34 pm

I have to much to be thankful & Lucky for. I have such a supportive Husband and amazing children. I could not ask for anything more.

Pat Garay - March 17, 2012 - 12:38 pm

I am lucky to have married my best friend–30 years and counting! And to have good health and 2 great kids! Thanks for the chance to win!
Patty G. in NJ

Robin Gibbons - March 17, 2012 - 12:40 pm

I am so lucky because I married an Irish man that gave me two sons that are very close to me even though they are grown.We are divorced now we still have a good relationship because of our boys. But, I think I’m most lucky because I have a beautiful grand daughter that I get to spend a lot of time with. We get to create the best thing – memories! And then Grammy gets to fulfill her addiction – scrapbooking.

LeAnn - March 17, 2012 - 12:42 pm

I’m so lucky to have my MS under control so I can enjoy my grandchildren!

Thanks so much for the opportunity

Leslie Kiley - March 17, 2012 - 12:45 pm

I am so blessed to have the family I have> They are so supportive and are willing to help no matter what! I am in the midst of a crisis and they are there for me!

melanie - March 17, 2012 - 1:04 pm

i am lucky that two years ago today, my baby girl arrived. the best st. patrick’s gift ever!

Cari - March 17, 2012 - 1:11 pm

I am blessed with a husband I love, 2 beautiful, healthy, smart kids, a neighborhood full of friends and kids, and the time to appreciate every minute of it

Rhadonda - March 17, 2012 - 1:12 pm

Cute clip. How fun that must be!! Blessed in so many ways, life, family, salvation are a few. Thanks!

Sandra K. - March 17, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Well, i feel very lucky, because today the sun was shinning. My kids were playing outside. my husband and I enjoyed a coffee in the garden for the first time this year! Happy time! Relaxtime

Thank you for this great giveaway.

Sandra :)

Now that song is in my head! :) You are a proud mama, i think! How great is it to see your kid up there singing in a play. Love it.

Angie Ward - March 17, 2012 - 1:29 pm

I’m lucky to have a life that is full of friends, family, and scrapbooking!

Gilda - March 17, 2012 - 1:34 pm

I’m so blessed with a wonderful family, good health and this great hobby that has opened a new world for me.

Paula - March 17, 2012 - 1:56 pm

I’m very lucky to have my job and I SO appreciate it!

Karen S - March 17, 2012 - 2:11 pm

I feel blessed to have a job I love, a home I can’t wait to get back to, a family I am proud of, great friends, and a husband who makes me smile every morning when I wake up.

Stephanne - March 17, 2012 - 2:36 pm

I am LUCKY to have a job in a field I consider my hobby and friends–old and new–that have crossed my path over the years. But I am BLESSED beyond measure to have a husband worth a pot of gold, a lil’ leprechaun at home that is my earthly treasure and a home I love!!

Cori in WA - March 17, 2012 - 2:59 pm

One of my wonderful blessings? Kristy. And through her, you. BTW, Jordan is going to be stunning when she is actually an old lady :)

Carla - March 17, 2012 - 3:15 pm

I am blessed, despite the fact that the last few years have been filled with a parents’ sudden death, loss of our business, a serious car accident( actually 2 accidents) and some serious medical issues. God in His mystrious ways has provided and continued to take care of us.

Sarah A - March 17, 2012 - 3:33 pm

I am lucky because I have a family I adore, a husband who adores me, a return to good health, a roof over my head, enough food and options for my life ahead of me.

Carol Mc - March 17, 2012 - 3:34 pm

I’m blessed to be adding a sweet new daughter-in-law to the family.
Couldn’t be a nicer girl even if I hand picked her myself.

Cindy - March 17, 2012 - 3:52 pm

I am LUCKY to have found your website! I love all the designs and plan to use them to highlight all the wonderful blessings in my life.

Laura K - March 17, 2012 - 3:55 pm

I am blessed because my husband finally found a job after two and a half years of unemployment! We are still struggling financially as he is making quite a bit less than he was previously but at least there is better times on the horizon! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!

andrea - March 17, 2012 - 4:01 pm

I am so lucky….i had the wonderful joy of 1 beautiful daughter …..dr. said i would not be able to have anymore……21 Yrs later my husband and i have a beautiful baby girl she is 14 months old and wonderful
.i am so blessed

Sarah Wiehe - March 17, 2012 - 4:03 pm

I am blessed because my family just adopted our daughter from China and her adjustment to her forever home has been ordained by God!!!!

Kimmi - March 17, 2012 - 4:05 pm

I’ve always said “Luck” is for atheists. God blesses us and has blessed me with a second chance after breast cancer two years ago! And some of the most important reasons I can count on one hand; four beautiful children. And one of my greatest blessings, my husband!

Joy - March 17, 2012 - 4:09 pm

i’m lucky because i live in one of the best countries in the world, i have an awesome family, a wonderful husband, two cute dogs and great friends. I couldn’t ask for anything more. - March 17, 2012 - 4:15 pm

I am so lucky to have my two favorite boys – hubby and son – in my life. They make me smile and laugh every day :-) And my hubby totally supports my scrappin’ too!

ana roat - March 17, 2012 - 4:21 pm

Blessed in so many ways…

God first…grace and forgiveness
Family second…I would pick my family over and over, and over again
Job third…got a 10% increase in a tough economy


I’m hopin’ I’m lucky enough to be one of the 3 winners!

Thanks for the chance Kari!

Cindy - March 17, 2012 - 4:24 pm

I don’t normally think of myself as lucky, but I must confess that after attending my son’s annual dance last night I am SO blessed! My son has Down syndrome and the dance is hosted by the school he attended (for both current and former students). They’re all handicapped to some degree, but I must say…..these kids (and adults) have SO MUCH FUN. They don’t seem to notice that their friends are “different”. It’s such a pleasure to watch them.

Josiane - March 17, 2012 - 4:26 pm

I am so blessed to be with a guy who loves me so much and spoils me rotten (as he puts it).

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Andrea - March 17, 2012 - 4:32 pm

I’m blessed because I have a God and Savior who love me. And had blessed my life with a family whos also love me. :)

Melissa S - March 17, 2012 - 4:49 pm

I am lucky to have a wonderful husband and family. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Cynthia Larson - March 17, 2012 - 5:08 pm

I am lucky because my family are all healthy and doing well in work and school and they all have a roof over their heads and enough food to eat. And that is always something to be thankful for!

GinnaG - March 17, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Family & friends. Today is my son-in-law’s birthday. So it is double fun around here today.

Jackie W. - March 17, 2012 - 5:17 pm

Ahh, your photos are lovely – your page is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Megan Swenson - March 17, 2012 - 5:24 pm

I am blessed because I have a little boy and a little girl that make me laugh every day! :) I am so lucky to be able to stay at home with them and be their mama!

LaraRead - March 17, 2012 - 5:30 pm

I’m blessed to have a son on a mission and 30th healthy kids at home.thanks.

paula - March 17, 2012 - 5:38 pm

I am so lucky to have the greatest husband in the world and the three best kids. I could not have wished for anything better then them!!

Vanessa - March 17, 2012 - 5:49 pm

I am blessed because I have a wonderful husband and two amazing kids.

Peggy W. - March 17, 2012 - 5:58 pm

I am more than lucky, I am blessed. I have the best family in the world. Who could ask for more? Except maybe to be picked in your giveaway. Thanks for the giveaway and for your great blog.

Lisa J - March 17, 2012 - 6:02 pm

I am lucky b/c I got to serve an 18 month mission for my church in sLOVEnija back in 2002-2003 and this week it has been exactly 10 years since I started that 18 month life changing experience. Your pictures of Ireland reminded me of how beautiful it was there. Thanks for a generous giveaway.

Lola - March 17, 2012 - 6:19 pm

I’m so lucky to be blessed with the most wonderful husband ever, I never though I will have someone that suports my crafting ideas and even more that will come to craft stores with me and browse aisles forever. I hope I get lucky on Saint Patrick’s Day. Have a wonderful one!!! :)

Sue FitzGerald - March 17, 2012 - 6:23 pm

I am lucky to have a house full of teenage boys that make me laugh, have wonderful friends and make my life never have a dull moment (sometimes, it good and sometimes not,lol)
Your photos of Ireland are gorgeous, we really want to go some day.

CarmenJones - March 17, 2012 - 6:32 pm

I am blessed because I am healthy and have a wonderful husband of almost 30 years who loves and supports me, a handsome son who tells me he loves me all the time, and a beautiful mother who still calls me her baby.

Suz - March 17, 2012 - 6:36 pm

I am blessed to have life, love, and laughter!

lori - March 17, 2012 - 6:50 pm

I am blessed to have a healthy wonderful family including three children who are not only smart, beautiful, and amazing but also loving. And since my daughter is home from college for one more day I hope to take some pictures tomorrow of the whole group!

Teresa Bishop - March 17, 2012 - 7:03 pm

I’m blessed to have my health and finally a job after being unemployed for 7 months. I thank God ever day for that.

McCoko - March 17, 2012 - 7:03 pm

I am blessed because despite all the troubles and obstacles that I have been through in the past year, I am still here. Battered yes, bruised definitely, but not broken. My family has helped keep me together and they are my biggest and best blessing!

Leticia - March 17, 2012 - 7:10 pm

I am both luck and blessed to have a wonderful and loving husband and family. They are very supportive and loving.

Lynne - March 17, 2012 - 7:23 pm

How fun that your daughter can at like that!

I am blessed to have a handy hubby today. Our hot water heater went out and tes we did have to go buy a new one (ouch!) but didn’t have to call a plumber on the weekend to install it because hubby can do it. I love that and him.

Connie O. - March 17, 2012 - 7:35 pm

Blessed to have an amazing family. Blessed to have all the amazing inspiration that others in the scrapping world share on a daily basis!

beury - March 17, 2012 - 7:42 pm

I am so lucky to have my wonderful kids, they are such a joy!

Karen W - March 17, 2012 - 7:54 pm

The list of my blessings is long and full, but the top three are good health, a wonderful marriage, and healthy, happy children and grandchildren!

Karman - March 17, 2012 - 7:59 pm

I am lucky because my God is a forgiving God. I’m also lucky to have two wonderful boys that I love dearly.

Cheryl :) - March 17, 2012 - 8:18 pm

I feel so blessed to be able to see the sun rise every morning and know that I can be a blessing to others. Thanks Kerri.

Ruth G - March 17, 2012 - 8:27 pm

I’m blessed with a wonderful husband and kids, fantastic friends, a great home, good health for my loved ones, fun toys to play with and time to play if I want, inspiration to create and a love of writing to make scrapbooking really meaningful to me (and hopefully everyone who sees my work!)

Daniela - March 17, 2012 - 8:37 pm

I am blessed to be living here in this beautiful hose with my husband and son.

Charlene - March 17, 2012 - 9:09 pm

I am blessed to have my family together for Spring Break. And I’m loving the blooming trees and flowers all around me at my favorite time of year.

Jill W - March 17, 2012 - 9:38 pm

I blessed to have a wonderful family who I love and who show me their love every day.

Candy Clay - March 17, 2012 - 10:13 pm

A good job, relatively healthy and been married for almost 39 years. Lucky me!

Michelle L. - March 17, 2012 - 10:29 pm

I am blessed by today’s sunshine, by time with my family, and with the expectation of another baby joining our flock very, very soon.

Rachael Schepemaker - March 17, 2012 - 10:47 pm

I am blessed to be a mom to three little ones. It was only a little while ago when I didn’t know if I would have the opportunity to be a mom at all. I am blessed beyond measure!

Jeannie L - March 17, 2012 - 11:02 pm

I’m really blessed to have my parents. They are the best parents I ever have and wonderful siblings. I’m also blessed to have a wonderful husband. I had seafood craving just earlier and we went to Red Lobster for dinner. The entree I was planning to order had my favorite seafood minus crabs and he ordered his with crabs so that I could totally have my cravings satisfied.

There are just so many things I feel really blessed for… Thank you for the giveaway.

Ruth - March 17, 2012 - 11:41 pm

I am lucky because of my beautiful and inspiring kids.

Ruth - March 17, 2012 - 11:42 pm

Whoops I meant to say blessed

Reese Romero - March 17, 2012 - 11:44 pm

I am blessed to have so many comforts of life that people take for granted. Three healthy children, a warm home to sleep in every night, a job, a new Silhoutte Cameo, so many things that give us all a comfortable life style.

Sheri E. - March 18, 2012 - 12:02 am

I am blessed with my health, a job working for a company I love (my own), and my sweet Bichon, Sassy.

Katie {choc0holic} - March 18, 2012 - 12:05 am

I am blessed to be able to stay home with my kiddos…in sickness and in health…blessed with an amazing husband who strives daily to bring happiness into my life and the life of our kids…and I’m blessed to have my baby brother and his wife joining us for dinner tomorrow (they’ll be moving away soon, leaving me with no immediate family close by so every moment is cherished).

sandi m - March 18, 2012 - 12:08 am

17th is my daughters 9th birthday. She is a “miracle” baby and I thank God for his blessings daily. Happy St Patty’s Day!

Jewel - March 18, 2012 - 12:36 am

I am blessed with healthy kids, a great hubby and friends who are so supportive! I recently lost my brother and have been overwhelmed with the support I have received from friends and family. Very lucky indeed.

Nikki - March 18, 2012 - 1:01 am

Where do I start? I live in a free country, have 3 healthy kids nd a husband who loves me. I love staying home with my youngest and being home when my other two get home from school!

I love your blog and you creative style, I’m tempted by everything you create.

DeAnna - March 18, 2012 - 1:52 am

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance. I’m lucky in so many ways -kids, husband, home, working from home, etc – and St. Patty’s day is also my father’s birthday ;D

Kate aka stinkyduette - March 18, 2012 - 2:03 am

I am blessed to be surrounded with family I love, have a job I am passionate about, and a new week-old Cameo!! Haha…

Tracy Ercole - March 18, 2012 - 3:37 am

Thank you for the opportunity. I am blessed to have my beautiful family and nice home to bring them up in.

Melissa - March 18, 2012 - 4:13 am

I am blessed because I have a family that loves me and because 6 months ago, after a long wait, I finally experienced what it was like to become a mother. That little boy has enriched my life more than I could have imagined. Happy St. Patty’s Day Kerri!

Michele - March 18, 2012 - 5:14 am

I’m bleassed ot have three wonderful children who i adore and love. Happy St. Patty’s!

Mary Ann O. - March 18, 2012 - 7:43 am

I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband of 33 yrs, 3 super children and the most wonderful grand daughter. And I’m lucky because I get to enjoy the crafts I love like photography, scrapbooking and cardmaking with friends. Oh and it’s my birthday today. :)

Amy Myers - March 18, 2012 - 8:27 am

I’m lucky for so many reasons. I’m lucky that my life was saved with a pacemaker. I’m lucky that exactly one year after that I found out I was pregnant. I’m lucky that a year after that I moved into a beautiful home with my wonderful husband and beautiful baby girl. I’m lucky that I have a job I love with people I care about doing one of the most important things in the world – educating our youth. I’m lucky that I have a hobby I love. I’m lucky when my little girl (now three and a half) comes up and wants to look at “her books” so she can see herself as a baby. I’m lucky for more reasons than I can count and for more reasons than there are stars in the sky.

Tanya Ham - March 18, 2012 - 9:55 am

I am a very lucky AND blessed girl! I feel lucky to have met a wonderful man that shared my values and treated me so well. He is now my husband that loves me unconditionally. Our lives are very blessed with our 3 amazing boys – furry and four-legged, that is. I don’t have a family anymore, but my in-laws have taken me in as one of their own. I now have sisters and parents that care about me. We have lots of nieces and nephews that we enjoy spending time with. In this economy, we are both very blessed with stable jobs, and even though we struggle at times, we are genuinely happy. It’s really all I could ever ask for in life. Thanks for posting this, Kerri. You are quite wonderful, too! :)

Jacqueline R - March 18, 2012 - 11:56 am

I am LUCKY to have an amazing husband as my partner in life :).

Katie Lawton - March 18, 2012 - 1:09 pm

I’m blessed to have 3 wonderful children.

Elin - March 18, 2012 - 1:58 pm

I’m lucky to have two healthy, wonderful children and a caring, supportive husband.
An awesome giveaway, thanks!

Stephanie Mino - March 18, 2012 - 2:23 pm

I’m so lucky to have a wonderful husband and our health. On a lighter note, I’m so lucky to have found this paper-crafting hobby. It took me 40 years to find my niche, but I’m so happy that I did finally find something that keeps me busy and is ever changing. Thanks for the opportunity for the GC!

Beth G. - March 18, 2012 - 2:47 pm

I am so blessed because I have two wonderful Children, sorry, teenagers and a loving and supportive husband!

Cindy Sowell RN - March 18, 2012 - 2:51 pm

I am grateful and so blessed, for more reasons than I can count! The love of God, my husband, and eleven children top my list of blessings. I think feeling blessed is something you can feel, no matter what’s happening in your life. It’s a choice that you make. There is ALWAYS something to feel blessed about. My house burned down and I lost almost every thing I owned. It was devastating to lose everything I had worked hard for. Still, I felt blessed that my family survived. My beloved 30 year old son died this year and my unrelenting grief has been almost unbearable. Yet, you know what? I still feel blessed! I knew where he was and how he died, and for that knowlege I am grateful. I was so VERY blessed to have been able to know and love him.

karen - March 18, 2012 - 2:59 pm

I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and family to love and to share life with.

Beth R - March 18, 2012 - 3:47 pm

I am blessed in so many small ways, many take for granted.
My finace has a job, survived a heart attack at barely 46 yrs old last summer and is following doctors orders to a tee. My daughter is working at a crappy job, but its a job and in Michigan thats a blessing.She is grateful.And we are all healthy. I still have a home in a safe and secure neighborhood and my 14 yr old Jeep still starts every morning.I have hot water when I want it and heat in the winter. My elderly dogs stay out of mischief and I am gaining weight so I obviously have more than enough food.
Every morning I wake up healthy and painfree I am thankful and blessed.

Karen W - March 18, 2012 - 4:22 pm

I am lucky to have such wonderful friends and family in my life.

Karen W

Julie Rogge - March 18, 2012 - 4:30 pm

I am super lucky because my DH truly understands me and loves me anyway!

Melanie - March 18, 2012 - 7:03 pm

I am blessed to have 3 great children and live in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Janet - March 18, 2012 - 7:06 pm

I am LUCKY that I have been to Ireland. I love it as much as you do Kerri! I am blessed in so so many ways that I can’t even begin to list them. What a fun giveaway. Good Luck to everyone!!!

Anita J - March 18, 2012 - 7:24 pm

** I am lucky to be setting at my desk next to my brand new Silhouette Cameo I just unpacked today! What do I do now??? :-)
** I am lucky to be signed up for Kerri’s Silhouette class April 3rd @ Jessica Sprague! I haver scoured Kerri’s store & am looking forward doing some shopping one of these days.
** I am lucky to be relatively healthy with 3 great kids and 2 wonderful grandchildren.
** But most of all, I am so lucky to be married 50 years next June to My Hero … The Man of My Dreams! We can’t believe it is happening already … we don’t feel old enough to be married that long!

Maria S - March 18, 2012 - 7:48 pm

I am so lucky to have my beautiful daughters and wonderful husband!

I am also lucky because he doesn’t question or complain about my scrapbooking hobby!

katkat - March 18, 2012 - 8:10 pm

I feel blessed to have a loving boyfriend. He’s like an angel in my life :)

K in PA - March 18, 2012 - 8:21 pm

I feel blessed to have so many things that others do not: indoor plumbing, electricity, food to eat daily, access to medical care, a car, and a beautiful house to live in with a wonderful man. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and thanks for the opportunity to win such a great prize, Kerri!

Wendy Orme - March 18, 2012 - 8:39 pm

I’m blessed to find out good results on the many medical tests I’ve endured lately…and to have a wonderful husband to help me get through it all.

Darlene Placito - March 18, 2012 - 9:06 pm

I am blessed to have my family. They give me strength and love.

Michele - March 18, 2012 - 10:03 pm

Hi kerri!!

I feel like the luckiest mom in the whole world as I watch my kids (age 6 & 19mths) sign to me and my husband (we’re deaf/hard of hearing) and their eagerness to show us what they can do. <3

Karen P - March 18, 2012 - 10:03 pm

I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and daughter.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Misty M - March 18, 2012 - 10:14 pm

Love all things KB!!!

As for my blessings…my family is healthy {and together}!!! Not much more to ask for, right?!?!

Fifi-T - March 19, 2012 - 5:31 am

I’m lucky to live somewhere so green, and to have someone to share it with

CATHY - March 19, 2012 - 6:19 am

I hope I’m not too late!! My birthday was yersterday, I turned 35. I’d say I’m lucky because I had the best birthday ever. My husband and kids spoiled me and went the extra mile to make my day perfect (and we had FABULOUS weather here in IL and that RARELY happens in March!).

Jamie Greene - March 19, 2012 - 6:50 am

I feel lucky because I have a fabulous husband who is currently home with us and three healthy children:)

Kyrsten Koops - March 19, 2012 - 8:39 am

I have had more than my fair share of blessings! First and foremost, I have a wonderful, loving husband! I don’t know what I would do without him. Second, he and I both have amazing jobs in our chosen field for which we are so grateful. Third, we have family and friends who love and support us through life’s crazy ups and downs. I love my life!

recipe | rumbi rice bowls

Okay, I think this by far my most favorite thing I’ve made recently . . . and I made it twice last week! I got it from

Our family is kind of split on our feeling towards broccoli + zucchini, so I just put in a little of both. My favorite is the carrots and celery along with chicken+rice and that sauce! Yum! We also made our rice without beans. I dunno. That thought just seemed to ruin it for me. Also, after researching coconut milk, which really is good in the rice, I found out it’s not exactly the healthiest, so I informed my children that we won’t be eating our rice like that anymore. Maybe a treat a couple times a year. ;) Not to mention, it’s rather expensive.

Also, I doubled the recipe for our family and actually tripled the sauce recipe the second time we made it. Topping it with cashews is really yummy too!

Trust me on this folks, you won’t be disappointed with this one!

Oh and be sure to tune in tomorrow for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m feelin’ lucky….are you?

isn’t it just pretty??

Rumbi Rice Bowls

The Guts

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 carrots, peeled and grated (I just used a bag of grated carrots)
3 celery stalks, washed and sliced
1 zucchini, chopped into small cubes
1 1/2 c. chopped broccoli florets
2 c. chicken, grilled and cut into small cubes 

—OR you can get the pre-cooked grilled chicken strips at Costco in the deli section. It comes in a 2-pack.. use one of the packages and cut up the chicken into little cubes.. just saute the chicken for a few minutes in a skillet before serving. We used the Tyson Chicken Chunks found in the frozen food section.

The Directions

Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery, zucchini, and broccoli (pretty much equal parts of said vegetables.. you can add more or less veggies depending on your taste). Saute ONLY until vegetables are crisp tender. About 1-2 minutes tops. Serve over Rumbi rice and top with chicken. Serve with Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce on the side (about 3 Tbsp. per bowl.. you can add more or less depending on your taste).

The Hawaiian Rice

2 c. long grain white rice
2 1/2 c. water
1 (14oz) can coconut milk (about 1 1/2 c.)
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1 can red beans, drained and rinsed

Combine all ingredients in a rice cooker. Gently stir it all together so the beans are all mixed. Place the lid on and start the rice cooker. Fluff rice with a fork before serving.

If you don’t have a rice cooker… Combine water, coconut milk, and sugar in a saucepan. Stir in rice and beans. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender.

The Spicy Hawaiian Teriyaki Sauce

3/4 c. Mr. Yoshida’s teriyaki sauce (found in the grocery store by the BBQ sauces)
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (in the Asian section of the grocery store. we used the one in the clear plastic jar with the green lid — if you want to make it spicier, add more of this to the sauce. Uhhh, yeah, not our family…or I should say….me. i just used  about 3/4 t.)
1 tsp. fresh ginger
pinch of salt
pinch of brown sugar
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. cold water

Combine Yoshida’s, soysauce, garlic sauce, ginger, salt, and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Combine cornstarch and water and SLOWLY add to sauce for thickening. You want it to be slightly thicker than the Yoshida’s sauce. Allow to simmer for about a minute. Cool to room temperature and serve with your rice bowls. (If you find that the sauce is too thick when it cools, just add a little more Yoshida’s to it)

janet Meyerhoffer - March 16, 2012 - 11:12 pm

This look so yummy. I always love your receipes. Hey, I copied you on your quote from Steve jobs and I wondered how you adhered the quote to the magnet board? Love it!

Angie - March 17, 2012 - 1:24 pm

This looked delicious to me too and reminded me of some teriyaki salmon I had at Whole Foods a few years ago. So I made plain rice, the sauce as directed and all the veggies plus salmon in the oven. Was a total hit with my husband and I.

Lara Read - March 23, 2012 - 10:53 am

Thanks for this Recipe! My kids loved it. My 10 year old said you should make this again mom! I think I will :) love it when you post recipes because I get sick of my same old stuff.

‘negative’ cards?

Ohhhhh no, it’s not what you think!

I love using negative space. It’s kind of like a ‘die cut’ way to emboss.
It just adds a whole other dimension to a project.

Take a look at Robyn’s cards:

[ Shapes | Signed.Sealed.Delivered. ]

Loooove how she added the sentiment right into the envelope!

Brilliant idea!

Aaaaand, she used my most favoritist (yeah, it’s a word) envelope!
The pull-tab adds so much fun to your ensemble.
And adding a stamped sentiment to the pull tab? Love it!

Here’s what Robyn has to say:

When Kerri came out with this fabulous card kit, I was just amazed! Pure genius! I love the idea of the little place to rip the cardstock to open up the envelope! So darling and what a fun thing for the person to open up!!

I wanted to use the envelopes as a part of my card – so I typed some words on the side of the envelope so that when it cut out and it was folded, it would show on the front. I layered cardstock behind each word to help them stand out. Such a fun way to add a saying to a card through an envelope! I glued each envelope on top of a standard card size piece of cardstock and put the note inside. Love the way this looks! So fun! Thanks Kerri for the great inspiration!
Terri Marchbanks - March 15, 2012 - 9:52 am

Brilliant Robyn Love this fabulous idea…These cards are Adorable…xo

Ruth G - March 15, 2012 - 11:33 am

Can I combine the two and say “I love them so much”? Fun colors and I’m positively loving the negative space!!! TFS this fab idea!!!

Caroline D - March 15, 2012 - 11:49 am

Great examples. I may have been in a coma-like state, because I didn’t notice the tear away strip originally. Glad that’s rectified. ;)

Stee - March 15, 2012 - 12:16 pm

never noticed the zipper pull in that kit before! I have to buy it now.

any chance of adding a 2012/2013 to that kit to replace the 2010 and 2011 icons?

Dolly/scrapthat - March 15, 2012 - 12:54 pm

I just saw this on Robyn’s blog! it’s A++dorable!