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Major bummer. It doesn’t look like we’re going to reach 3000 Facebook Followers by tonight–unless I get surprised. ;) So just letting you know that today will most likely be your last chance for the store-wide sale. I don’t want you to miss out on it.

  • Ruth G - June 30, 2013 - 7:52 am

    Thank you so much for working hard to get your classes here and for including the classes in the coupon! I’m so excited to be able to take your Silhouette classes (I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I got my Silhouette in April ;-)! I can’t wait to do more with my fabulous machine!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 30, 2013 - 2:29 pm

    Kerri, I LOVED the Silhouette DE class. I learned so much and have already put that new knowledge into a completed project. I would say that was money well spent!ReplyCancel

Good grief this week just flew by, didn’t it? We’ve arrived at yet another Friday and you know what that means!

Summertime is full of adventure, isn’t it? Going. Doing. Everything summer-ee. Or maybe your adventures consist of relaxing in the shade and having a barbecue.

Whatever the case may be, this title is perfect for summer and so many other things!

To download it for free, click the image or click HERE.

And now, for the randomly drawn winner of the Phone Photography Project!

[insert drumroll here]

Suz – JUNE 27, 2013 – 8:04 PM
Suz, Washington
I’d love to learn how to take those fun snappy pictures I see all the time. ;)

Congratulations Suz! Email me at and I will get you all hooked up!

And in case you missed the latest addition to the store? Here’s something for all your Fourth of July and summertime fun!

 (click image to go to it in the store)


And just to make this post a pocketful of information, I got a little bit of this going on that you may be interested in:

If you are on a fan of mine on Facebook, you’ll have already seen this challenge. If you’re not a fan of me on Facebook, you can help keep this sale going another week by helping me reach 3000 Followers. I think you can do it. It really isn’t that far to go. So if you haven’t liked my FB page yet, go out and do that and spread the word, because if we hit 3000 Followers by Sunday night? The store-wide sale continues for another week! So head on over to my Facebook page HERE and do your thing.

You have been challenged. :)

Have a wonderful weekend! 

  • Dolly - June 28, 2013 - 8:38 am

    Thanks Kerri!
    Darn …I already like ya’! :DReplyCancel

  • Ashley C - June 28, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Thanks for the fun freebie!! It’s awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Connie O. - June 28, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Thanks Kerri for another great freebie!!!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal M. - June 28, 2013 - 10:07 am

    Thank you SO much for the Friday freebies!ReplyCancel

  • Beth R - June 28, 2013 - 10:57 am

    Hey Kerri, I tried I reallly did. But I have “liked” you from the very beginning, even before all this fancy interweb stuff !
    So happy of your continued success:)ReplyCancel

  • Julie F - June 28, 2013 - 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the freebie! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:10 am

    merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici :

  • Tammy - July 19, 2013 - 11:02 am

    Thank you so much. I appreciate all you do.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Evans - July 19, 2013 - 12:39 pm

    Thank you so much for the freebie.. I love the globe and the Hello Adventure, you are so creative.ReplyCancel

  • Anna - October 22, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    This is brilliant! Thank you so much for the beautiful globe!ReplyCancel

I have this thing about learning.

I love figuring things out and I love learning new things.

But I’m not always first on the bandwagon when it comes to technology. Case in point, I didn’t get even get a smart phone until December when I got my very first iPhone 5. I never felt the need for being connected to the internet all the time. When I found out that I could get an unlocked iPhone without a data plan? I was in! All I wanted or needed was wi-fi. There are so many places you can get on for free anymore. Even Home Depot has free wi-fi.

I wanted more than anything to have a phone, wi-fi, media player (music and movies), and a great camera all rolled into one.

I was becoming ‘jealous’ of all these fun things people were doing and sharing them so easily.

I wanted that too. Mostly, I really wanted to have a great quality camera on me at all times to catch those moments I always wanted without having to lug around the big mama camera…or another small camera. I mean how often do you lug your big SLR with you. It’s just not feasible, right? That purse gets really heavy, not to mention the SLR can do a number on your pocket.

I wanted all that glorious in one rectangular pocket-sized visual device.

And finally, I got my sweet little white package a few months ago.

I love it.

Don’t know what I’d do without it now. And I still don’t need to be connected with a data plan. It’s funny because my kids mocked me…mocked me…for not wanting a data plan. ‘Why on earth would you want a smart phone without a data plan?? It defeats the purpose.’ And now? They are all saying they want to be less connected by not having a data plan…just to have wi-fi. Mom’s not so dumb, now is she.

So combine my thirst for learning with my love for my little phone and my love for photography, and I knew this class was for me!


I’m excited to be challenged.

I’m excited to try something new.

I’m excited to learn and be inspired to create wonderful photos like these:


I’m thrilled to get to be a part of all these amazing instructors and take a peek inside their phone-ee brains. ;)


Just look at all those fabulous instructors!!! How can I not be excited about that!

So I was wondering, who would like a chance….

Yeah baby! That’s right! Those lovelies over at Big Picture Classes have given me a spot to give away to one of my lucky readers. Aren’t they just ever-so awesome??

To be entered, leave a comment with your name, where you’re from and what you’d love to learn in a phone photography class and I’ll draw a winner first thing Friday!

And if you want to know more about The Phone Photography Project, head on over to Big Picture Classes HERE and read all about it.

[ this contest is now over ]

  • Sheree - June 26, 2013 - 5:15 am

    Oh I have wanted to do this class since I saw it released but funds being a bit low haven’t been able to sign up. I have my phone with me all the time and use it 90% for photography would love to learn how to get more out of it…

    Thanks for the chance to win

    Sheree from sydney AustraliaReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 26, 2013 - 5:48 am

    What a great give away!!!! I would love to learn anything and everything to take better photos with my phone.

    Michelle/Harrison Twp, MIReplyCancel

  • Jan - June 26, 2013 - 5:54 am

    I have been seeing this and wishing I had the funds for it. I love my phone and would love to be able to take better pictures with it.ReplyCancel

  • sherri - June 26, 2013 - 5:59 am

    I am Sherri from Maine and I’d love to take this class. I am comfortable with my canon, but I never seem to get a good phone photo!ReplyCancel

  • K in PA - June 26, 2013 - 6:18 am

    Hi Kerri! Like you, I am new to the iPhone and anything I would learn in this class about the camera feature and related apps would be new to me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Cogswell - June 26, 2013 - 6:22 am

    My name is Liz and I’m from North Carolina. I would love to learn more about using multiple apps to make the most of my photos. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Shelley F - June 26, 2013 - 6:24 am

    Since my phone is what I always carry and haven’t been able to replace my pocket camera after it swimming a couple of yrs ago……I would love to learn to take wow! photos w/ my phone rather than just meh! ones.

    Thank you for this opportunity!
    ~~Shelley in ChicagoReplyCancel

  • Susan Kopp - June 26, 2013 - 6:29 am

    Hey Kerri, Susan here from Liberty, Mo. I would love to learn anything…..I just got my very first smart phone a little more than 2 months ago and lets just say my skills are on the ABSENT side. I turned 62 and treated myself to getting “smart” so this would be an opportunity to “teach an old dog new tricks”, picture taking tricks that is! Thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Cristina - June 26, 2013 - 6:44 am

    Cristina from Miami, FL

    I’d love to learn some tips when it comes to framing and lighting! My pictures are just “okay”.. much better, lately, but definitely not as great as they could be!ReplyCancel

  • Marylin - June 26, 2013 - 6:47 am

    I would love this if I could use my

  • Susan - June 26, 2013 - 6:50 am

    Hey Kerri- it’s Susan from Michigan! I LOVE my phone, but I would sure like to learn to take better pictures. I find myself using my phone to take pictures just as much as my camera, but sometimes my pictures are not that great! Would love to learn more!

    Susan from MichiganReplyCancel

  • Katrina H - June 26, 2013 - 6:58 am

    I would like to learn how to take sharper photos with my phone. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Katrina in Sandy, UtahReplyCancel

  • Rachel R - June 26, 2013 - 7:07 am

    Hi Keri, I am Rachel and I live in Erie, PA. I just got an i-phone 5 and I would love to learn how to take cool photos with it.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - June 26, 2013 - 7:22 am


    Thanks for the opportunity!

    I would like to learn some of the editing features I can do to alter/improve the look of the photos I take on my phone.

    Nashonne Newman, Crete, ILReplyCancel

  • Nola Grotegut - June 26, 2013 - 7:28 am

    I would love to win a spot in this class. Just to keep learning more about making great pictures with my phone. I am from Orem, Utah. Thanks for the Opportunity! I love your work Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Barbi E. - June 26, 2013 - 7:33 am

    I’d LOVE to take this class. I’m like you and always have my iphone with me. I’m sure there is so much more to taking photos with it than I have a clue about so please TEACH me. One of the things I’d love to learn is how to put the little sayings on photos that I see everyone else doing. BTW, I’m from Sandy, UT.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie Boudet - June 26, 2013 - 7:35 am

    Hi Kerri, this is Jeannie from West Palm Beach, Florida. I would like to learn how to take better pictures with my iphone, since it’s practically all I use since it is with me all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Lynda Callan Griffith - June 26, 2013 - 7:36 am

    KerrI: Thanks for the opportunity to win this. I would love to learn how to take better pics with my phone. Lynda from Ixonia, WIReplyCancel

  • JoAnn Burbank - June 26, 2013 - 7:37 am

    I am from MA just 10 minutes from the ocean. I would love to beable to take this class so I could learn more about taking beach pictures. Also great pictures of my grandkids. I love candid pictures.Getting the light just right must be knowing where to stand. My phone is my bestfriend!

  • Kiki - June 26, 2013 - 7:42 am

    oh! thank you for the chance Kerri! I wanted to sign for this class but the funds are tight right now…anyway I’m waving hello from Greece. what I would like to learn from this class? well I carry my phone always with me and would love to learn how to take decent photos with it :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy Myers - June 26, 2013 - 7:44 am

    I’m Amy from Mooresville, NC. I’ve had an iPhone since the 3G. I love and adore it. What I’d love to learn is how to use quick and easy photo editing apps. I’d also like to turn my pics from good to great. The line up of teachers for this class is beyond awesome and I’m really hoping I can take this class to learn all they have to teach!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie J. :) - June 26, 2013 - 7:44 am

    Hi, I’m Debbie from Oregon.

    I know there’s a hella lot more I can do with the camera on my phone, I just need to learn it! Thank you for the opportunity to do just that with this giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl B. - June 26, 2013 - 7:45 am

    I’d love to learn a little more about composition and lighting. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea DeBruler - June 26, 2013 - 7:47 am

    This is so fun! I want to learn more about Instagram and other fun apps to alter and share photos easily!ReplyCancel

  • Amie - June 26, 2013 - 7:49 am

    Amie Lamm
    West Fargo, ND
    I want to learn how to photograph with a phone so I don’t end up with so many pics to erase like wirh my dslr!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea DeBruler - June 26, 2013 - 7:50 am

    Oops! Forgot to say I am from Washington state.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - June 26, 2013 - 7:58 am

    I would love to learn anything about how to use my camera phone better. I am clueless about it all!
    Thanks for this chance Kerri!
    Sally- Woods Cross, UTReplyCancel

  • Karen Sacia - June 26, 2013 - 8:00 am

    Federal Way, WA I would love to take this class so I could do so much more than download pictures to my computer. It would make my phone a hobby and help fill the void of sending my last child off to college!ReplyCancel

  • Julia - June 26, 2013 - 8:04 am

    I am so happy to have an opportunity to win a spot in this class. I don’t ever go anywhere without my IPhone and I am always taking photos that document our lives. I think it would be really cool to learn new techniques that would improve/enhance my photos.

    Julia from StauntonReplyCancel

  • Debra B. - June 26, 2013 - 8:07 am

    I’d really love to learn all the ins and outs/settings on my camera phone. I’d also love to learn about some new fun apps and how bet to print my pics.
    Debra from IowaReplyCancel

  • Angela H - June 26, 2013 - 8:20 am

    Green Cove Springs FL

    I’d love to learn tips and tricks for taking better phone photos or tweaking those that aren’t greatReplyCancel

  • Beth R - June 26, 2013 - 8:24 am

    Beth Rappuhn
    From Michigan
    I soooo need this class. I would love to learn how to PRINT all those fun little photos off my instagram acct and how to get the pics from my phone into my Kerri templates.
    Thats all and I will consider the class a success !
    Keeping my fingers crossed.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Joyce - June 26, 2013 - 8:35 am

    O I like you would love to take pix of inspiration while I am out and about for things I see. Things that get the jucie’s flowing. Things I miss out of b/c of not have a camera with me.
    I am from sunny SC and would love to just use my phone at the beach once a month when we go down. Thanks for the chance Kerri. And happy you got a phone you like.ReplyCancel

  • JulieK - June 26, 2013 - 8:37 am

    I’m Julie from Washington. I’d love to learn more things to do with my phone’s camera – there are so many apps out there, it’s hard to keep up!

    Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Heather parry - June 26, 2013 - 8:39 am

    I too have a new iPhone, and while I’m learning which buttons to push, I know there’s a lot more I could do, especially with photography. I still carry a small camera with me, and my purse is getting too heavy:0)ReplyCancel

  • Penne Beckett - June 26, 2013 - 8:42 am

    Yes, I need this class! Penne Beckett lives in Urbana, ILReplyCancel

  • Clare - June 26, 2013 - 8:44 am

    Hi Kerri, I saw this course on your facebook page and was excited about it but can’t really afford it. I love to use my phone to take photos and do so everyday. Sometimes with lovely results and sometimes not!
    I bet this course would help with making all of the photos I take lovely. I am very interested in apps, but have to be careful to use them wisely
    The support and ideas which doing a course with other people gives is the best thing ever, I learn so much more when other people have input on my photos and I theirs.
    Thanks for sharing the course and the fabulous opportunity to win a place.
    Clare from Lincoln, UK now living in St Louis, MO.ReplyCancel

  • Julie McD - June 26, 2013 - 8:44 am

    I have an iPhone but haven’t figure out how to take anything more than average photos. I want to learn about the different apps so I can take cool shots like I see online from friends. Totally hope I win a spot in this class!ReplyCancel

  • Kendra - June 26, 2013 - 8:57 am

    I would love to work on my composing with my iPhone. I tend to take quick snaps and I know it is capable of so much more. This class sounds like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • kasia - June 26, 2013 - 9:03 am

    i love my slr! but the problem is, you dont always have it with you. i was sceptical at first over the phone cameras but seeing what people can do with it convinced me i also need one. :-) it is coming next week. can’t wait. now i need to learn how to make those fantastic foto’s i see others make
    kasia, the NetherlandsReplyCancel

  • Gwen - June 26, 2013 - 9:27 am

    Ohhhh I would love to win, my daughter makes fun of me all the time that I don’t know how to use my phone. Kinda true!! Don’t tell her I said that though! I would just love to learn how to use it better.ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - June 26, 2013 - 9:29 am

    This class sounds fantastic … would so love to win a spot! Learning new tips with my iPhone camera would be awesome! I don’t like carrying my big camera with me all the time, and using my iPhone camera would be the best solution. It would be fun to learn about all of the apps that are now available.
    Judy from Tucson, AZReplyCancel

  • Joette - June 26, 2013 - 9:29 am

    I’m Joette from San Jose, CA. I’d LOVE to learn how to compensate for crummy lighting! And better compisition, and …well EVERYTHING!ReplyCancel

  • Barb Mc - June 26, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Barb Mc
    Olympia, WA

    I love my iPhone! I need a go-to camera app! One that I can use at a moments notice to quickly capture life before it gets away. It wouldn’t hurt if it had great editing capabilities!ReplyCancel

  • Charlene - June 26, 2013 - 9:41 am

    I’m Charlene from Austin, Texas. This sounds like such an awesome class. I would love to know how to take better pictures and figure out which apps would be the best to purchase. It’s confusing because there are so many to choose from. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - June 26, 2013 - 9:43 am

    Kathleen from Elk Rapids, MI

    I need major help with my iphone photography. I can shoot great images with my Nikon dSLR but when it comes to my iphone, I can’t take a good picture to save my life. I need this class! :)ReplyCancel

  • Christine - June 26, 2013 - 9:48 am

    Christine from New York City!

    This sounds like an awesome class. I use my iphone camera almost exclusively now. I miss my DSLR, but its so much more convenient to just snap + go with my phone. I’d love to learn more about composing a shot and using apps to edit on the fly, as opposed to downloading the picture then fixing it with Photoshop.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry - June 26, 2013 - 9:56 am

    I’m from New Jersey. I’d like to learn how to use filters to make my phone photos unique.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 26, 2013 - 10:19 am

    Michelle from Johannesburg, South Africa
    I’d love to be able to take pictures on the go. With 2 teenagers rapidly working their way through high school there’s a lot of everyday life it would be great to capture without having to even think about it.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Q - June 26, 2013 - 10:26 am

    I would really love to win! I’m on a budget. I only ever use my phone camera – in fact, I don’t own any other kind of camera.ReplyCancel

  • Rhadonda - June 26, 2013 - 10:39 am

    I am with you. I would love to learn how to use more of my phone capabilities. Thanks! Rhadonda Sterling, ILReplyCancel

  • Cari - June 26, 2013 - 10:41 am

    Hagerstown, MD

    I would love to learn about all the different ways to use the apps for editing on my phone. I, too, just jumped on the iPhone bandwagon in November after eons of using a Tracfone! I love having that awesome little camera always with me and find that I don’t use my big dSLR as much.

    Thanks for the chance to win the class!ReplyCancel

  • Liz H. - June 26, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Liz H.
    Villa Park, IL

    I would so love to take better pictures with my phone. I don’t like seeing all the pixels in my photos. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Evans - June 26, 2013 - 11:04 am

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome class… i have been looking at it since you mentioned it the other day. Been trying to get up the nerve to ask (tell) sweet hubby i am wanting to take another class. Almost forgot, i am Sandy Evans from Ukiah, CA… i have all your classes over at Jessica’s, wishing i could join you over here… Thanks again for this chance to win.
    Sandy from ukiahReplyCancel

  • Maria W - June 26, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Maria from Trinity, Fl
    Of course better phone pictures for scrapbooking!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie D - June 26, 2013 - 11:40 am

    This looks like so much fun! I am Debbie from California, and I would like to take more interesting photos with my phone, different perspectives!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Difato - June 26, 2013 - 11:41 am

    I want to learn how to take better self portraits.

    St. Augustine, FLReplyCancel

  • Gina - June 26, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Hi, I’m Gina from the Boston area. Since I use my iPhone for 96% of my picture taking, I’d love to take this class. I’d like to learn more about apps, etc.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - June 26, 2013 - 11:48 am

    I would love to learn how to take better photos using my phone and then how to organize the photos on my phone! Thanks much for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Janeen Beuchel - June 26, 2013 - 11:58 am

    I would love to take a class like this! I have an iphone and I always forget that it is a camera too. Taking this class would help me use this awesome tool that I have to take great photos and remember the summer of 2013!ReplyCancel

  • Jennilyn Thiboult - June 26, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    I have been dying to take this class, but just can’t afford it at the moment- I think it’s so important to teach yourself everything you can about the tools that you have on hand and make the most of them- And certainly the iphone can qualify as one of those tools that never leaves our sides!
    Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - June 26, 2013 - 12:10 pm

    Sue from Wisconsin and I would love to learn just how to use Instagram and organize my photos on my phone.ReplyCancel

  • Pat W - June 26, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    I would love to win a class like this. I use my phone all the time to take pictures of my grandkids. This would be a perfect class to use the camera on my iphone and make my pictures look more interesting. Looking forward for a chance to win this class. Thanks for sharing this opportunityReplyCancel

  • Kellie N - June 26, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    I am Kellie from MN and I would like to learn what apps are the best phone apps. I don’t really use my phone much for taking pictures. This would probably push me to do it more.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Cooper - June 26, 2013 - 12:30 pm

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! My name is Elizabeth, I’m from Ottawa, Canada, and I’d love to learn more about how to use my iPhone to elevate my photos from simple snapshots to pictures that really have that “wow” factor (like the ones you posted above!)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer B - June 26, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    Hi! I’m from Princeton, NJ and I would love to learn how to get better photos from my phone. I am tired of carrying both a camera and a phone all the time in order to get nice pictures. Thanks for the chance to win this class!ReplyCancel

  • LinhC - June 26, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    I’m Linh from Birmingham, AL and I’d like to learn how to use my camera phone to take great pictures, and also about the apps to turn those pictures into awesome and fun photos!ReplyCancel

  • Patti - June 26, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    Kerri…I too am just jumping on the smartphone bandwagon. I would love to learn to take better pictures with my phone. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Debra B - June 26, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    I’m Debra from San Marcos, Ca and I would love to learn more about apps to take my pictures from just pictures to great memories that will be talked about. Thanks for the opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Cherylle - June 26, 2013 - 12:41 pm

    I am Cherylle from California. I, too, bought my first I-phone droid, at 66 years of age. I want to learn how to get my pictures from my phone to where I want them to go, LOL! Help!ReplyCancel

  • Julie McD - June 26, 2013 - 12:44 pm

    Would love to win a spot in this class! I only know how to click the camera button on my iphone…no clue about settings or apps and it would be so helpful! Thanks for the chance! Fingers are crossed!ReplyCancel

  • LindaH - June 26, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    …from SE Wisconsin. I’d like to learn how to take better photos with my phone–too many are blurry and not zoomed correctly. Thanks for the chance to win a spot!ReplyCancel

  • labbie1 - June 26, 2013 - 12:51 pm

    Yvonne in Texas! Would love to learn more about the camera settings and how to get better pix with a phone camera! My regular camera just died, so this would be great!ReplyCancel

  • kathyL - June 26, 2013 - 12:55 pm

    From SoCal! I’d love to learn how to spot a great photo opportunity without really searching for one. This looks like a great class.ReplyCancel

  • debbie myers - June 26, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    hi, im from albany oregon. i would love to learn how not to take blurry pictures with my iphone. i stuggle with that, or maybe my Little’s move around to fast lol. thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Val C - June 26, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Hi from Melbourne, Australia I have 2 small grandson who are forever doing things that need photographic capture, to learn how to do this properly to preserve their memories would be fantastic. Thanx for the opportunity Kerri to win this class & thanx for sharing your creativity Cheers ValReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 26, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    From Scottsdale, AZ. And, yeah, I’d love to learn more about using my phone’s camera because I’m tired of lugging around my big SLR, just like you said! So bring it on ’cause I’m ready!ReplyCancel

  • Susan P - June 26, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    I’d love to learn better ways of capturing photos on my iphone. I’d like to learn more about instagram and it’s uses too.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kowalski - June 26, 2013 - 1:31 pm

    I’d really love to learn all the ins and outs/settings on my camera phone. I’d also love to learn about some new fun apps and how bet to print my pics. I also loved read that I’m not the only one had has a iphone with no data plans. My children also like I’m totally crazy.

    Laura in ColoradoReplyCancel

  • Cathy Doerr - June 26, 2013 - 1:34 pm

    My name is Cathy and I am from San Anselmo, California. I have been interested in this class since I first heard of it, but have yet to jump on the bandwagon. Would love the chance to win and learn a few things about my smartphone camera/s. Maybe it will make me smarter. Or not.ReplyCancel

  • rita timmons - June 26, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Hi! Rita from Houston, TX. I have a iphone… take a lot of photos but they never look that great when printed out. So anything I could learn to do better would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia Gross - June 26, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    Hello from Kansas, my name is Sylvia. I have had my Iphone for awhile and would love to learn more ways to enhance my photos etc, etc. Thanks for the chance to win and learn new things.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Gilbert - June 26, 2013 - 1:45 pm

    Hi I am from Chicago Illinois and I just want to learn how to take better pictures with my Iphone. Especially at night when the light on the phone doens’t work as well or in a dark place.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Mac - June 26, 2013 - 1:56 pm

    I’m Michelle from New Zealand and I would SO love to win a spot in this class! One thing I’d especially like to learn is how to take better photos in low light.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - June 26, 2013 - 2:24 pm

    Would love to win this class. What would I want to learn? Why everything because I know nothing!?! I am little behind the times. Help Me! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Holly Connors - June 26, 2013 - 2:27 pm

    Hey, I’m Holly from Australia. With a young baby, I take so many photos every day of all the irresistible things she does but usually my phone is the camera on hand so it would be great to perfect those photos.ReplyCancel

  • lorene holbrook - June 26, 2013 - 2:41 pm

    what a cool give away! I have 5 kiddos, 4 kiddo in laws, and 20 grands. I want/need to take better pics with my phone! thanks for the chance. oh, Mesa, AZ


  • Lycia - June 26, 2013 - 2:48 pm

    I’m Lycia from the Piney Woods of East Texas. I’d like to learn more about framing & composition, as well as how to best organize the photos I take with my iPhone. Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Donofry - June 26, 2013 - 2:59 pm

    Hi Kerri! I’m Jen from Quakertown, PA. Oh! I’d love this class! Constantly taking pics with my iphone, but get discouraged when they are blurry etc.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Mc - June 26, 2013 - 3:13 pm

    I’m Sandy from Kennesaw, GA and I’d love to learn how to control my lighting in phone photos. Thanks for all you do, and I love your new store. Nice upgrade.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany Hayden - June 26, 2013 - 3:14 pm

    Tiffany H. from Irvine, CA
    Oh how I’d love to win a seat in this class! I want to learn how to use my iPhone to take the fabulous pics I see all over the internet. I’d love to learn about filters and stuff like that. Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • tami mishler - June 26, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    i am extremely challenged when it comes to these “new fangled
    techie things” my vhs blinked 12 ohh ohh for ever. it would be a relief to all involved in my day to day life for me to win this class, many many less phone calls starting with me asking ” how do i ……….”ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - June 26, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Wow — what a neat site! Thanks for the introduction – I joined right away. I’d love the opportunity to learn how to take better pictures with any camera – but especially with my phone in low light. I have my fingers crossed that you’ll pick me!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Alberts - June 26, 2013 - 3:57 pm

    HI, My name is Diane from Michigan…would love to learn how to compose photos better with my iphone4…Thanks for the opportunity to win this class!ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - June 26, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    Lara Read, Pleasant Grove, UT, I’d like to learn how to use more of the fun apps but also process the photos faster.ReplyCancel

  • Helen G. - June 26, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    I am Helen from Ohio. I would love to learn how to take clear and crisp pictures in low light/night time, and also I would love to explore more how to use my iPhone camera professionally.

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome class!ReplyCancel

  • Diane M - June 26, 2013 - 4:46 pm

    I’m Diane from Ontario Canada.
    I would love to learn how to take artistic pictures with a phone.ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon Metzger - June 26, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    My name is Rhiannon M. and I live in Castle Rock, CO. I got my first smart phone in October of last year. Since that time I’ve taken more photos on my phone than my digital DSLR. I’d live to learn about photo apps that I could useto improve my photos.ReplyCancel

  • Jen C - June 26, 2013 - 6:04 pm

    I’m from Reading, PA! I’d love to win a phone photography class to help me take better pictures of my family and activities. I make a fallibly yearbook every year, and I find myself using more and more phone pictures rather than my camera! Thanks for offering!ReplyCancel

  • Amber - June 26, 2013 - 6:10 pm

    I’d love to learn how to add neat filters and effects to my phone photos!

    ~Amber from ArizonaReplyCancel

  • Judy - June 26, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    I would love to take the class WITH you!! I hardly ever use my iphone to take pictures. I’m still old-school with a camera. Bet it’s awesome…if I could just learn to use it.
    Westminster, COReplyCancel

  • cassie k - June 26, 2013 - 6:45 pm

    Cassie K. From TX
    I just want to know how to use my phone. Everytime I seem to take a pic it is blurry.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Payne - June 26, 2013 - 7:03 pm

    I would love to win this class! What I would like to learn is everything! I am new to these new smart phones, I also protested forever that I didn’t want one. Now I don’t know how I could have lived without one for so long.

    I need to learn everything! There is so much you can do with one that it is a little mind boggling to think about but learning a little at a time is working for me!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Brooks - June 26, 2013 - 7:05 pm

    Cindy Brooks from beautiful NW Montana!

    I’d love to learn about apps that will help me edit my phone photos before I share or print.

    someluckydog at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • Sue FitzGerald - June 26, 2013 - 7:09 pm

    I would love to learn how to fully utilize my camera phone, thank you.ReplyCancel

  • Mollie - June 26, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Mollie from Saratoga Springs,UT. I would love how to get vibrant crisp photos. They always seem blurry to me…ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - June 26, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    I’m from Marietta and I’d love to learn how to get pictures without smudges – I feel like my lens always has a fingerprint on it. And how to use all the apps I download but never use…ReplyCancel

  • Kathi Z - June 26, 2013 - 7:39 pm

    The face of scrapbooking especially for busy people is evolving and I think this class will assist me in utilizing my ‘phone photos’ more than I am now.ReplyCancel

  • Pamelisa - June 26, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    Hi Kerri,

    My name is Pamelisa from Miami, Florida

    I am grateful for a chance to win a spot in the class, I would like to learn more lighting and clear pictures.


  • ana roat - June 26, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    Hi Kerri-
    Ana Roat here from sunny Tracy, CA!

    I want to learn how to really snap a good photo and then how to apply all those wonderful apps that are now available to use.

    Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Melinda T - June 26, 2013 - 8:56 pm

    I’d love to learn how to get crisp and clear photos on my iphone!
    Melinda, Milwaukee, WIReplyCancel

  • Julie F - June 26, 2013 - 9:03 pm

    Hi there! I’m in Sparks, Nevada and would love to learn phone photo tips! I’m doing Project Life and include some of my phone photo and know I would benefit from this class! Thanks for the opportunity to win this class.ReplyCancel

  • Connie O. - June 26, 2013 - 9:04 pm

    Wow Thanks for the chance to win…This sounds very interesting…I have been trying to take more pictures with my phone since it is always with me. I know nothing about all the apps I see everyone using on blogs etc and would love to learn more…ReplyCancel

  • Connie O. - June 26, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Wow Thanks for the chance to win…This sounds very interesting…I have been trying to take more pictures with my phone since it is always with me. I know nothing about all the apps I see everyone using on blogs etc and would love to learn more…
    Connie from WAReplyCancel

  • Connie O. - June 26, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    Sorry for the double post I thought the first didnt takeReplyCancel

  • Stephanie B - June 26, 2013 - 9:12 pm

    My name is Stephanie, I’m from Ottawa, Canada, and I would love to learn how to use my iPhone camera for anything other than just the basic picture taking – how to use lenses, how to creatively line up a shot, how to do editing on the phone, anything and everything!!ReplyCancel

  • Joan N - June 26, 2013 - 9:48 pm

    Hi! I’m Joan from Hawaii. I’d like to take this class to get tips on taking low-light photos with my phone. Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Lori M - June 26, 2013 - 10:36 pm

    Love this class idea! Would love to get some creative ideas plus learn about good photography apps.Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Lori M - June 26, 2013 - 10:37 pm

    oops – I’m from Alberta Canada!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Latham - June 26, 2013 - 10:50 pm

    Sarah, from nsw Australia. I’d love to learn how to get different aperture effects with my phoneReplyCancel

  • Deena S - June 26, 2013 - 11:18 pm

    My hubby is getting a new phone for me tomorrow (an Android?) and I would love to learn all that I can about taking photos with it since I have just been using a “dumb” phone. Thanks so much for the chance. Deena S in Wilmington, NC.ReplyCancel

  • KATHY - June 27, 2013 - 5:58 am

    I would just like to know what to do with all the pictures I have on my phone! I think this would be a great class to win! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Pam Snyder - June 27, 2013 - 6:15 am

    Hi Kerri, I’m Pam from Louisiana. I would love to learn how to get better results with my iPhone camera!! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Burge - June 27, 2013 - 6:38 am

    Yum-o! I love taking photos with my iPhone!! And would love to win a seat in this class – I would love to learn about the apps these amazing women use and how to use them effectively! Thank you!
    -Kristin B.
    St. Paul, MNReplyCancel

  • Louann - June 27, 2013 - 7:08 am

    This is Lulu from Sioux Falls, SD. I would like to learn how to make adjustments with my camera, more than just point and shoot. I know there’s more to this little camera than “meets the eye”.ReplyCancel

  • cathy - June 27, 2013 - 7:12 am

    My name is Cathy and I’m from Peotone, Il
    I’d love to learn what to do with all my iPhone pictures!! My phone is constantly telling me I cannot take the picture because “you do not have enough memory to take the photo”. Grrrrrr!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon White - June 27, 2013 - 7:47 am

    Hello, I’m Sharon from Lincoln, IL. I recently got an iphone and try to send my kids pictures about funny, interesting things that occur during my day. Usually their first comment is ‘you need to learn how to take better pictures mom!’ We are moving to a new home in a few wks, my son will be going on his own, and in the fall my daughter will be off to college. So please help me avoid the empty nest syndrome and be able to share important events in my daily life with these two loves! Thanks Love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Swanberg - June 27, 2013 - 9:13 am

    Hi Kerri – I’m Michele from Riverton, Illinois. I would love to learn how to take better pictures in general. My pictures are not very interesting. They lack that WOW factor!ReplyCancel

  • Denise - June 27, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Denise from New Holland, PA

    and I want to learn how to get the right lighting, as it always seems too dark.

    How exciting!

    Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Kristine in WA - June 27, 2013 - 10:09 am

    What a fun giveaway! I would love to learn how to be a better iphone photographer. I am forever snapping pics and trying out different filters, etc but it just seems to be “off”.
    Kristine in Spokane, WAReplyCancel

  • Jolene O - June 27, 2013 - 11:13 am

    I would love to learn to take better photos with my phone. I always have it with me. I’m in Utah.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny kozar - June 27, 2013 - 11:24 am

    Hi — I am Jenny from Orland Park, IL. I would LOVE to take this class as I seem to ALWAYS be taking pictures with my phone but not using any of the cool apps available. This is really the easiest and most portable camera to have ready with you all the time so to get the pictures I am looking for would be just amazing. Thank you for the opportunity to win the class.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Green - June 27, 2013 - 11:51 am

    Beth Green from Vandalia, Ohio. I would love to win the class. I just got a phone and love taking pictures with it but have absolutely no idea what to do with them.ReplyCancel

  • Alice Zinobile - June 27, 2013 - 12:06 pm

    Hi, my name is Alice and I’m from sunny Miami, FL and I would love to learn how to take better phone pics and how use all those great apps for affects!! Thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa S - June 27, 2013 - 12:47 pm

    I would love to learn lighting tips. I also would like tips on using add-on lenses.

    Teresa from Nashville TNReplyCancel

  • SARAH ALLCOCK - June 27, 2013 - 12:59 pm

    I take snapshots with my camera all the time, but would like to figure out how to use it for more. It may never replace our Nikon Mark 6, but if I didn’t have to carry my little P&S camera, I’d be happy!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Murray - June 27, 2013 - 2:28 pm

    Jan from Canada BUT … living in beautiful Australia for a few years.. I love to use my
    iphone camera better and to win this course given by the rockstars that are presenting it would be heaven on earth!!

    thanks for the opportunity :)ReplyCancel

  • CLR - June 27, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    CLR from colorful Colorado. I would love to learn all about those apps and how to best use them. Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • kathy - June 27, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    my name is kathy and i’m from st. louis and would love to learn all i can about my phone and how to use is as a camera!

    thanks for this opportunityReplyCancel

  • Kerren - June 27, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    What a great idea! First saw this course on Maggie Holmes’ site and thought “Oh, would love to do this”. My name is Kerren from BC, Canada and would love to learn how to make the most of my iphone photos on and off the phoneReplyCancel

  • Heather Kemmey - June 27, 2013 - 6:34 pm

    I think I would like to know what to do with the pictures I have taken and to better familiarize myself with other APPS. Truthfully, the class just sounds intriguing.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie C - June 27, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    Stephanie C
    Newport News, VA
    I would love to learn how to take better inside/lowlight photos with my phone! This looks like an awesome class and thanks for the chance to win a spot! =)ReplyCancel

  • Sharolyn - June 27, 2013 - 6:43 pm

    Sharolyn ~ Michigan
    I’d love to learn to take clearer photos with my phone camera since it’s with me all the time!ReplyCancel

  • Kitty S - June 27, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    I would love to learn what my I phone can do since it is always with me and my canon is in it pretty case all the timeReplyCancel

  • Angie - June 27, 2013 - 6:56 pm

    I’m Angie in Seattle. This class looks awesome, but a bit pricey so I haven’t signed up. However I would love to win and learn all about the cool photo apps out there!ReplyCancel

  • Krystyn - June 27, 2013 - 7:15 pm

    Krystyn in Knoxville, TN.

    I’m just super curious to see what kind of tricks or tips I’m missing out on with the iPhone. Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla - June 27, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Everything! From how to print for best quality to best aps. Also, will the pictures I print hold up years from now? I’m using my phone for 95% of my pictures! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn Lontin - June 27, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    I am upgrading my phone this weekend & would love to learn to take better pics or use photo apps with my phone! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Suz - June 27, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    Suz, Washington

    I’d love to learn how to take those fun snappy pictures I see all the time. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lucy - June 27, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    I would love to learn about how to use apps as I have only just purchased this type of phone… I’m from Australia :) thank you for the opportunity to win a seat in this fantastic looking class @ Big PictureReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 27, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    I’m Ruth, from Winfield, IL (30 miles straight west of Chicago). I’d love to learn how to edit my pictures on my phone so they’re better when I upload them. I’d also like to learn about Instagram. Thanks so much for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Sikes - June 27, 2013 - 8:25 pm

    I’m Cheryl Sikes from Mobile, AL and I would love to learn how to get the best photos possible with my I-Phone 5.ReplyCancel

  • Roberta - June 27, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    Yes, please! I’m Roberta from Seattle. I keep downloading camera apps, but am perplexed on how to use most of them. I know this would help me.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - June 27, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    Andrea R.
    Kansas City, MO
    I would love to learn how to add the right colors(filters) to make my pictures popReplyCancel

  • maria - June 27, 2013 - 9:13 pm

    i love these types of classes! i would like to learn more about interesting perspective – i know, the first advice that comes to mind is to “keep taking lots of photos”, but i guess i’d just like to figure out how to develop more of an eye for composition!

    Maria from Rocklin CAReplyCancel

  • Donna - June 27, 2013 - 9:39 pm

    I would love this class. I want to learn to use some of the camera apps I have.

    Donna from Greenwood,SCReplyCancel

  • Chris Keltner - June 27, 2013 - 10:41 pm

    Kerri, Thank you for the chance to win. I am from Texas. I am hoping to learn how to get the most from my iphone camera and what apps to download. And to get some cool photos along the way!ReplyCancel

  • Giraffemom aka carol :) - June 27, 2013 - 10:57 pm

    I want to learn how to sort my photos on my iPhone. Have a file for photos, one for screen captures, etc. Also, how to easily print small photos directly from my phone.ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - June 27, 2013 - 10:57 pm

    My name is Kristen, and I’m from Oregon. I would love to learn how to take clearer, better quality pictures with my iPhone. Would love to take this class–thanks for the chance to win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - June 28, 2013 - 3:51 am

    Hi, I’m Marilyn from North Carolina and I would love to learn to use the camera on my new I-phone 5. This old girl has no clue how to use this phone and the photography apps available for it. Thanks for the opportunity and best of luck on your new store and classes adventure. I’m sure it will be a smashing success!ReplyCancel

The Fourth of July is just around the corner–about a week away. Are you ready with all your red white + blue decor? Need a fluttery idea?

Well, I think Nichol has something you may just want to do . . . I know I do!

[ Butterfly ShapesFlower BouquetThis & That: LuckyThis & That: Summertime / Designer Edition: Class Extras (exclusive class shapes) ]

To die for.


Maybe she’ll just give me this none and I won’t have to make one myself. ;)

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

One evening while perusing Pinterest I came upon a UK flag created from paper butterflies and I immediately knew that I wanted to recreate the effect on a canvas I’ve had sitting around here forever just begging for some die cutting goodness! After a lot of mistakes (thank goodness canvases are fairly forgiving and you can cover up boo-boos with an additional layer of paint, mist, gesso, etc.) I decided on a “wood-like” background with bright, colorful red, white and blue die cut butterflies making up the design of the American flag. Now, I didn’t get real technical with my flag. No 13 stripes (I ran out of room) and I didn’t do 50 “stars” either but instead I went for a more abstract artistic approach (read…I am lazy and had already cut the butterflies and didn’t want to waste them or more paper by cutting them smaller!). I know that the look was achieved when my youngest exclaimed as I was putting together the arrangement on top of the cabinet in the entryway, “I know what that is! It’s our flag! COOL!”

While the look is fairly straightforward and simple…. the execution took a few hours! Gluing all those individual pieces in place and then the bright idea of adorning each with gemstones, buttons and baubles…. it took awhile. I glued every piece with a strong liquid adhesive so that I didn’t have to worry about the pieces deciding to make an exit anytime soon! The effort was worth it, though, and the sense of satisfaction of creating my own summer holiday decor made me super happy!

I incorporated lots of older Doodlebug specialty paper that I’ve been hoarding saving for quite some time. The glitter cardstock and flocked cardstock cut beautifully on the Cameo when using a higher blade setting like a 5 or 6. Clean, crisp cuts. Not one of these fluttering beauties needed to be double cut!

Happy Summer!

For a closeup of Nichol’s holiday dress form, go HERE.
  • Keianna - June 25, 2013 - 7:38 am

    I gotta say this is seriously awesome.ReplyCancel

  • emily pitts - June 25, 2013 - 8:07 am

    oh that is super cute! love the idea!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 25, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Nichol is so awesome! This is a fantastic project! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • labbie1 - June 25, 2013 - 1:02 pm

    Cute! I really like the blocks and star too! :)

    PS, I can’t wait for this week’s prompt on the History Project! :) I think I am hooked! :PReplyCancel

  • Cindy - June 27, 2013 - 5:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning, as usual Nichol. The entire display looks AWESOME!!ReplyCancel

It’s true.
The wait is finally over and I can hardly stand it!

Oh, happy day!

It’s been a loooong time coming and I’m ever-so excited.
And this is so much more than just a store.

Take a look at what else is here!

Ooooooh, I’m just giddy with excitement!

So, yeah. All my Silhouette classes?
Yep, they are here and ready for the taking!

And just to clarify, any classes you purchased from will always be there. Any new classes you purchase from me, will always be here.

There are also private message boards for each class as well as a general message board to talk about all things KBS related. I’ll be posting frequently asked questions there as well, so hopefully if you need an answer, it may already be there (well, not yet, but some time :)).

Of course you’ll have many great new classes to look forward to as well! I see a new Silhouette class coming in the very near future. And not too long ago I got me some SCAL, so watch for some fun things about that too! And who knows what else I may have up my little educational sleeve.

Now here’s a little disclaimer for the day…or week…or month….

With all things new, there’s bound to be a hiccup here and there, so if you happen to get a case of those hiccups, please email me at and I’ll get ya a tall glass of water you can drink upside down to get rid of them.

Additionally, expect some tweaks and minor changes here and there as we get settled into our new home. As with most new locations, there’s always some rearranging that needs to be done to make it truly feel like home. And that always takes some time, right?

Okay then, what would a big shindig like this be without a little ol’ sale?

Oh yeah baby! Did you see?
That includes the classes too!

Yeah, you heard me. Classes too!

It’s all on sale through the end of June–that’s a Sunday night folks!

And just when you thought this day couldn’t get any better . . . it is Friday, ya know.

 I thought it would only be appropriate to have this be our freebie for today. :)

You can use this on so many fun pages . . . Christmas, a trip, seeing a family member . . . you name it!

To download it, click HERE.


Okay, so one last thing. 

For those of you currently enrolled in The History Project, watch for an email that will explain how you can get all set up here on . . . with access to the private class message board too!

Great googlie mooglie! What a day, eh?

I see exciting things a-happenin’ here on
Hope you’ll be with me through this new adventure.

Oh, and you may want to help spread the word that the Silhouette classes are back!  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Melissa - June 21, 2013 - 4:01 pm


    I’ve been stalking. ;)

    Exciting stuff :DReplyCancel

  • sherry - June 21, 2013 - 4:30 pm

    Awesome! I’m happy for you … and for THP!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Joyce - June 21, 2013 - 4:41 pm

    AWESOME GF. but let me ask you. what about us that have taken silhouette classes at JP site. Will they still be available to us there or here. TY. Can’t wait for some new classes. Yeah go Baby.ReplyCancel

  • Judy - June 21, 2013 - 4:47 pm

    Congratulations! So glad that you are now in one place with your classes etc. Were any changes made to the Friday Freebie? In the past I have downloaded it with no problem. Today my Silhouette told me near the end of setup in the Library that it did not support the type of file I was trying to download?!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - June 21, 2013 - 5:39 pm

    Wheeee!! Congratulations Kerri!!
    Thanks for the freebie also :DReplyCancel

  • Susan Kopp - June 21, 2013 - 7:09 pm

    Congratulations!! I am so glad you are now up and running and I can once again recommend everyone to come here for their Silhouette needs as well as all your other wonderful goodies. Way to go Kerri!!!ReplyCancel

  • Terri J Marchbanks - June 21, 2013 - 7:13 pm

    Well let me send you a “Big Ole Congrats” Kerri this is so exciting I could not be happier for you…Thanks so much for the fab freebie… Hugs my FriendReplyCancel

  • Nashonne - June 21, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    Great news Kerri!

    I have a question: if you bought a class on the other website, will you have access here and will you be a part of the private message board for the class?


    • Kerri - June 21, 2013 - 8:22 pm

      Any classes purchased over on will forever be over there with all the support of those amazing girls and mentors. Any new classes purchased here will have all the message board and support here. :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol - June 21, 2013 - 9:11 pm

    Just had a question..what did you mean by “SCAL” I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure it out? Either way all the news is very exciting!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 21, 2013 - 10:03 pm

      Hey Carol! It stands for Sure Cuts A Lot. Something I know many people use. :) It’s kind of like Silhouette Studio in that you can design and manipulate shapes for cutting machines.

      Hope that helps! :)ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - June 22, 2013 - 8:28 am

    Hi Kerri! Congratulations on all the new exciting parts of the website!

    I have a suggestion for the store. Can one of the sort options be by date added? Just a newest releases to oldest, it doesn’t have to be a specific date selection. It was really handy to see everything released since I’d last purchased. Then I knew I’d be up to date. I never remember the names of the kits so it’s hard for me to find things at the moment without searching through everything.

    Thanks and congrats again!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 22, 2013 - 1:01 pm

      Thanks Stacey! Actually that’s one of those things on my ‘refinement’ list. I like to sort them that way too. :) Thanks for the suggestion!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Larson - June 22, 2013 - 9:35 am

    Congratulations! It always feels great when a plan comes together. YEAH!!!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 22, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Your new home is GORGEOUS! It is well planned, beautifully illustrated and so easy to follow and read. I love it! And I am so happy to hear that you have new Silhouette classes coming up; Is the Designer Edition Class the most advanced one you have? And thank you for the freebies!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 22, 2013 - 1:02 pm

      Hey Trish! The DE class is pretty advanced, but Just Add Color uses some features beyond the ordinary too.
      Hope that helps! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lillian - June 22, 2013 - 2:11 pm

    This is GREAT news, Kerri !
    Yes, I will follow you ( lol ) can’t wait to see all that is coming, and all that there is to do right now.
    Thank you for the freebie as always !ReplyCancel

  • labbie1 - June 22, 2013 - 2:39 pm

    Wow! Congrats! Darn! Just bought your History Project class last week! A week too soon, but SO worth it anyway! :) Having a great time with that class!ReplyCancel

  • Suzzi - June 22, 2013 - 3:55 pm

    Thanks so much and congrats on this newer store/endeavorReplyCancel

  • Jo - June 23, 2013 - 6:42 am

    Kerri I am so happy for you!!! This is awesome news! Will you be offering classes other then for the silhouette?

    Lots of best wishes!!


  • Lynette - June 23, 2013 - 6:11 pm

    Kerri, Wow! I’m so excited for your classes. I love that they will always be available to us, and that there’s not a time frame associated with them. They are also very affordable too, and I really appreciate that! I just bought the designer edition of studio yesterday, and am trying to decide which class to sign up for. I’ve read through the descriptions and have done most of the list on “Oh the places you’ll go.” The only thing I haven’t done a WHOLE bunch of is weld, but I have used it for text manipulation. Do I absolutely need to take that class before the designer edition class? Also, do we actually make projects in the “Oh the places you’ll go,” and “Designer edition,” classes, or are they more instructional classes?ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 23, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    Hi Kerri, Thanks for the info about the DE class; I enrolled, am half way through and learning so much. I have been using DE for a few months and you have added considerably to my knowledge. I can’t wait to get to the next lesson! I am having such FUN!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieB - June 24, 2013 - 7:29 am

    Doin’ the happy dance here! Silhoutte class here I come! :)ReplyCancel

  • Penne Beckett - June 24, 2013 - 9:56 am

    Signed up for all 2 Sil classes, and I don’t even have any idea what to do with DE, so yeah, thats why I signed up! Been waiting on this since I got my Cameo!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 27, 2013 - 1:43 am

    Thank you for this discount code – it’s given me the “push” I needed to get to know my Silhouette better! Can’t wait to start learning from you!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 27, 2013 - 1:49 am

    Thanks so much for this code! It gave me the push to sign for your Silhouette classes! Can’t wait to learn from you!ReplyCancel

  • lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:11 am

    merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici :

….that is the question.

So I’ve been considering doing Instagram on a regular basis. I created an account about 2 1/2 years ago before Instagram was so incredibly popular, but never did anything with it. I’m struggling at the mere thought of joining the ranks of hashtagdom (yeah, it’s a word). Everything has a hashtag these days and it drives me a little batty. It’s kind of out of control, if you ask me. So much so that it makes me not want to do it.

So here are some questions that I’d like to chat about:

  • What do you do?
  • Do you go all hashtag crazy?
  • Do you not include them?
  • How do you feel about Instagram?
  • Do you follow a lot of people or do a lot of people follow you?
  • Do you feel like you waste too much time there?
  • Do you find it helpful?
  • Do you feel like you need to share the photo Facebook as well?
  • If you do both Facebook and Instagram, which do you prefer?

I always felt like Facebook was enough for me. But it’s been kind of funny to hear my kids start talking about my friends–like Lisa Bearnson–because they follow her on Instagram. They may know something about her before I do.  :)

I’d love any insight you have to offer!


  • Deneen - June 17, 2013 - 10:36 am

    I have both facebook and instagram however I am not much of a poster on either one LOL. I like them both for different reasons and I only just recently started using hashtags although sometimes I don’t use them at all. My girls however love instagram and hashtag so much I am always laughing at their hashtags. I have mine set up that only approved people can follow me. I love to see little bits and pieces of peoples lives through instagram. I say just do it Kerri :)ReplyCancel

  • Amy - June 17, 2013 - 10:43 am

    I do Instagram more in the summer than any other time. (Teacher here…so there’s a lot more stuff that happens in the summer vs others times of the year.) I instagrammed my vacation to the beach last year. I love looking at those pics so much. I do hash tag things. I have instaweather and it adds a ton of hash tags on its own. I think it’s fun to search and see what others are posting with the same hash tags. I don’t have a ton of followers and I don’t follow a ton of people myself, just a couple family members and some scrapbookers I like. I’d follow you for sure!

    I say, go for it Kerri! Instagram away! Hash tag until your heart’s content because you’re #awesome. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - June 17, 2013 - 10:56 am

    I do really enjoy Instagram, but I don’t go super crazy with it. If I take a fun picture that could use a little jazzing up, (or that I think my ‘followers’ aka my ‘family and friends’ will enjoy) I will Instagram it. I do always share to Facebook and Twitter as well, as I have different people who have all or some of those feeds who I would like to share with. When you are clicking to ‘share’ your finished photo to Instagram, you can click to share to those social media feeds at the same time, so it is super simple.

    I ALSO like to use other apps before I head to Instagram occasionally, including PicFX, A Beautiful Mess, Diptic, ColorSplash, Bokehful, and Phonto (not all together, but they each do different fun things that Instagram doesn’t).

    Hashtags I am in-between about – sometimes I use them, sometimes I don’t. When I do use them they are usually made up ones that pertain to the picture, rather than trying to tie into a major social media one that is ‘current and trendy’ that day.
    Hope this helps!ReplyCancel

  • Mandee - June 17, 2013 - 11:48 am

    I love Instagram. It is my go-to place for inspiration and encouragement. I follow so many positive & creative people on Instagram! I love my Insta-Friends!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - June 17, 2013 - 12:12 pm

    I guess I am the only one who does not do Twitter or Instagram. I do not have time or desire to figure out a new site, even though I have had an account for a long time. I am lucky to get FB done. I check your site due to your FB posts. If you only do Instagram I am know I will miss something fun, but that is the hazards of being old fashion and having only one place to check or (insert faint here)actually taking time to talk on the phone or in person to people.ReplyCancel

  • elisabeth lind - June 17, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    I have a personal and a business one. My personal one is private and my photography/scentsy/project life one is not. I rarely hashtag unless I want it to show up under something special.ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - June 17, 2013 - 2:02 pm

    I check FB daily but forget all about Instagram — although my teenaqed daughter loves it.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Taylor - June 17, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    I love instagram! It’s my most go to app. I love to follow fellow scrapbook’ ers – but must admit I get a bit fed up when they post loads of pics on one day – to promote their stuff. If you do decide to instagram – please don’t go mad with it – 1or 2 a day is fine!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Ulen - June 17, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    For purely selfish reasons, I say go for it, because I want to follow you! When I post to Instagram, I do also link it to my FB and Twitter because it’s so easy to do. I also use a plugin on my website that cycles through my Instagram feed.

    I do use hashtags, but they have to have a purpose! #peoplewhomakereallylongandlamehashtagshavenopurpose! The goal of a hashtag is to make your images or tweets easy to search. One or two keywords is ideal.

    As far as limiting the number of posts per day, I disagree. It depends on your purpose. For instance, I took Stacy Julian’s 12 last year and posted at least 12 photos on the 12th of each month for the entire year. I used those Instagram photos and the journaling (including the hashtags!) on my scrapbook pages. If you went to a trade show or behind the scenes event, as a follower, I would hope you would post lots of photos. Of course, if you are apprehensive about it, just do it for yourself and don’t include it in your marketing plan. That way you won’t feel an obligation to sink a bunch of time into it.


  • Sue - June 17, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    I really got into Instagram when I took a class on it; it was fun to add the class hashtag to it and see what everyone else was doing! My enthusiasm has waived a bit now, but I still enjoy checking the posts of those I follow. I rarely use hashtags otherwise, which makes my teenage daughter roll her eyes because it apparently gets you “more likes” which I could care less about, LOL!

    I rarely use Facebook and I find Instagram quick and easy and its a fun addition to my Project Life. Also I love using all the apps to enhance the photos; I think this is the fun part for me.

    Its possible that people share more on Instagram than Facebook as its just so easy and convenient, its cool to see snippets of people’s everyday lives.

    The only downside really is that you need to keep an eye on who is following you (but its easy to block people); I too get fed up when people only start to follow me so that they can promote their business. They are clearly not interested in my photos.

    I also love that my teenage daughter loves Instagram, which means I get to see tons of pictures of her being natural and seeing what is important to her; plus I have access to those photos too, which is a real bonus!

    It would be lovely to see you on Instagram!ReplyCancel

  • MichelleB - June 18, 2013 - 4:24 am

    I love instagram – it’s all about the photos for me! I no longer go to FB unless forced LOL! I just wanted a place to post pictures of things that made me smile and instagram fills that need. I use some hashtags, but I don’t go crazy with it. I’ve “met” some cool people all over the world through sharing pictures and I get to see what daily life looks like all over the world too. I enjoy instagram much more than I ever did FB or Twitter or any other social network.ReplyCancel

  • Suzzi - June 18, 2013 - 4:42 am

    I do think it is a cool program, my only worry is the copyright issue that they had in the past about ownership, plus Facebook did purchase them awhile back, so privacy issues for me as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - June 18, 2013 - 3:21 pm

    I love Instagram! I have Facebook but it has become a bore because so many people repost the same quotes, etc. all of the time. I love taking pictures and posting them to Instagram. I love looking at pictures other people post. I get a lot of inspiration from those pics. I don’t do the hashtag thing, my Instagram is private. Very rarely do I post the pics from Instagram to Facebook. There are some friends I follow on both FB and Instagram and they post the very same thing to both sites, boring! If you decide to use Instagram, please don’t do that!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline - June 18, 2013 - 10:13 pm

    I really enjoy Instagram, but I’m not really a hashtagger and I would say that I’m turned off by their overuse. That said, I love sharing what I’m seeing and doing. I love being able to share funny, weird, pretty things. Last week while running errands in a town I’ve lived for a long time I discovered a family of cement elephants. Instagram. Last night (while preparing to move next week) I spent 5 hours going through all my pictures and ripping up all the blurry, under-exposed, unflattering shots…so I took a quick picture of the BAGS of pictures that I had tackled and shared it on Instagram.

    And I love seeing things that I probably wouldn’t have seen otherwise. My daughter goes to school 4 hours away, so it’s fun getting a glimpse of what she’s up too. My family is 6 hours away, and I love seeing pictures of my goofy niece and nephew. I follow my boyfriend, who sees light like no one else I know and takes gorgeous pictures.

    I see Facebook and Instagram as two different things. FB is word/thought based, while Instagram is the visual side. Each one is appropriate for different things. Occasionally I’ll share an Instagram photo on FB, but since most of my “followers” (not a fan of that term) are also my “friends” I don’t want to be redundant.

    I probably spend more time on FB – it’s just so much easier to interact there – but I enjoy them equally.ReplyCancel

  • Charlene - June 18, 2013 - 10:17 pm

    Starting over since I was typing and blank went the screen so if this is repeated twice I’m sorry. YES! love it for the instant photo with great caption. I am not a big hastag person. Its getting over used on every media site and its annoying. I love that foxgrams prints your instagram photos in 3″ and 4″ square photos. I am in love and it comes in the blink of an eye in the mail. They are amazing… Love having he square format to work with.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey V - June 19, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    I starting using Instagram last fall because I liked the frames and effects. I really didn’t care for anyone to see them besides me. I was planning to use the photos in scrapbooks. I stopped using Instagram when the company announced that they could do anything with your photos. While they have backed off of that policy for now, I still have a huge problem with either Instagram or Facebook using my photos for anything. I follow a few people, but I rarely look at Instagram, no time. I would go back to it for the fun of it if I knew that my photos were private.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - June 19, 2013 - 5:27 pm

    I like IG, but I don’t go crazy with the hashtags – sometimes they annoy me when there’s like 10 of them and/or the hashtag is a sentence that I have to read and re-read to figure out. LOL! I enjoy being able to see friends and designers stuff. It is a fun mix.

    I say do IG YOUR way! Whatever works for you. :)ReplyCancel

  • Nadia ( - June 24, 2013 - 9:09 am

    Love Instagram! I have mine set to ‘private’ though because I really only want to share those photos with people I know personally– family and close friends. For that reason, I don’t hashtag– that is really just to get more followers. I find that posts with more than three hashtags are too hard to read, so I never read those comments.

    My Facebook page has “friends” that are from all the parts of my life so I find that the posts and pics there are more guarded. Instagram is like freedom!

    I follow friends on Instgram, but don’t spend too much time there. Just quick checks, share the love, and to post! I have also enjoyed using a printing service for some of my very favorite Instagrams! (I use Printicular if you are looking for one.)

    I think it adds to my creativity and mixes up my photos a bit with the 4×4 orientation and filters.

    Best wishes on deciding what you want to do!ReplyCancel

  • Nicky H - June 24, 2013 - 12:38 pm

    I like Instagram. It’s a fun, quick way to share photos. I have mine public but don’t share pictures of my kids at all. I don’t remember to hash tag very often. When I hashtag something broad like #Vegas, I get a lot of views but sometimes I make up stuff to be funny, like a 4-photo pic of my dog following me that I called #StalkerDog. I use the app to post to Twitter (because I don’t really use it for anything else) and Flickr to have an extra place to save the photos.
    The only issue I’ve had (with IG AND Twitter) has been that my name is the same as a hip hop singer in New York, and some establishments have tagged me a few times. I cannot sing, and certainly don’t sing hip hop. Lol.
    I think it’s fun so I say “Go for it!”ReplyCancel

Our summer of Friday Freebies continues this week with a fun little cut file for Father’s Day.
Are you ready for Father’s Day? ;)

Oh, and because with one switch of a letter, it makes this a whole other universal phrase? Yeah, had to include that too.

To download these two free files, click the image or HERE.

Have a beautiful weekend!

  • lbraziel - June 14, 2013 - 5:45 am

    Wish everyday were Friday – thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Patti Painter - June 14, 2013 - 7:08 am

    Thanks Kerri, this is sweet. I also want to thank you for the freebies associated with your History Project and pointing me towards eighteen25 in your email. Hope I win one of your classes.
    hugs, PattiReplyCancel

  • Dolly - June 14, 2013 - 7:45 am

    Thanks Kerri!!
    and now I have a silly question…was there an Studio file for this missing? or no?
    Not that I can’t convert the DXF it’s just you do so many things in Studio that I thought it may have been left out by accident?
    At any rate….Thank you so much!! I DO NOT have Daddy covered yet so this will help me greatly! Thank you!!ReplyCancel

  • Janell - June 14, 2013 - 8:05 am

    Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Lancene - June 14, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Thanks as always Kerri. You’re the best.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - June 14, 2013 - 9:33 am


  • Marilyn in Michigan - June 14, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • judi - June 14, 2013 - 10:48 am

    Thanks Kerri! YOU are the best ever!ReplyCancel

  • kathy northup - June 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    thank you for the freebie……love these and your classes, too!ReplyCancel

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  • Ruth G - June 14, 2013 - 1:17 pm

    This is really wonderful! I especially like that you included best day ever, since we can’t celebrate the best dad ever every day…Wishing you a fabulous Father’s Day!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - June 14, 2013 - 2:01 pm

    Thanks for the free cut file – it’s amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhadonda - June 14, 2013 - 2:16 pm

    Thanks so much. You are the best “gal” ever (changed 2 letters)ReplyCancel

  • Margaret - June 14, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Thank you so much, Kerri. After watching your tutorials your DXF files automatically convert to studio files for me. Woo hoo!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 14, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    Thanks for this best day/dad ever file. And now I know DXF works in Designer Studio! Yea! Happy weekend and thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • Pam S - June 14, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Thank you for the freebie, awesome file, it’s going to be a fun summer waiting for “Fridays”!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - June 14, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebies Kerri……they’re awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Kment - June 14, 2013 - 8:42 pm

    Thanks Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Hoffmann Smith - June 14, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    Thank you, Kerri! Love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 14, 2013 - 11:21 pm

    Thanks for the freebie! Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Patty G. - June 15, 2013 - 9:21 am

    Another great file! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DawnN - June 15, 2013 - 10:52 am

    Thank youReplyCancel

  • lemondedis - June 30, 2013 - 10:12 am

    j’aime beaucoup !… merci pour le partage… j’ai créé un lien ici :

  • yolande k - February 24, 2014 - 2:55 am

    Merci beaucoup Kerri !ReplyCancel

Pic.Tap.Go. is by far my favorite ever since it came out. I’ve been a huge Totally Rad Action girl for a few years now. And then when they came out with Rad Lab…I had to get that too (although I didn’t get it immediately). But now that I have it, I love it…even though I have all their actions too. But that’s a post for another time. :)

Then when they released Pic.Tap.Go….I knew it was a match made in heaven for me. What I love most about it is how you can layer the different photo filters on top of each other in addition to changing the intensity. It’s very user friendly. Oh yeah…and you like the way you edited the photo? You can save it as a Recipe! That is so awesome! And one more fabulous thing…it knows what you like and has a tab for ‘My Style’ too. How smart is that?

I thought it would be fun to show you it in action with this photo I took of Jordan with her sweet friend after she was in Spitfire Grill (in ‘old lady’ stage makeup, mind you).

It was out in the high school hallways, the lighting was awful, and let’s face it, the overall photo sucked. They are cute though and so I wanted to make it look good.

As you can see, there are a plethora of filters that you can choose from…and those are just the ones that you can see on the screen at one time. Much, much more! To get to them, all you do is swipe your thumb and they are below the photo. If you are already familiar with Totally Rad Actions, you’ll recognize most of those names. And because the photo was so bad coloring-wise to start with, many of the filters don’t look so great.

To start with, I changed the photo to a simple black and white.


 Next I lightened it a little. If you notice the slider there in the center, that’s where you can change the intensity–or opacity–of the filter.


Next up, a little Vanilla Kiss to give it a slight vintage feel.


I felt like it needed a little sharpening, so I added the Crispity layer.


At this point, I felt like it still needed a little bit of lightening, so I added a little more of Lights On.


A bit of a burned edge to add to the overall feel and voila! I was done!
Much better than the original, don’tcha think?

That’s what it can do on a bad photo. Imagine what you could do on a good one!


So I’ve ‘Pic’d my photo, ‘Tap’d my filters, and now comes the ‘Go’ part. As you can see, you have several options here, but the one I want to point out is the Save Recipe. If you click on that, you’ll get this:

You can save the recipe and use it on more photos. It’s also great because you can save the recipe information or send it on to someone else. I also like just taking a screenshot of it to keep on file if I really like it and want to remember what exactly I did.

 And in case you are wondering, did you know you can take screenshots on your iPhone by pressing the top right button and the center button at the same time? I think you can do it on other mobile phones too, but I love that feature! I used it to screen capture maps and other important data that I might have needed while in NYC. Much easier to pull up a photo than worry about getting it online. ;)

So yeah. That’s Pic.Tap.Go. in a nutshell.
Totally worth the price of an app!

(From the makers of RadLab. Which is awesome!)


  • Cristina - June 13, 2013 - 9:19 am

    I love this app, too! I used to never, ever buy any paid apps. I was missing out. Now I have a few photo apps and they make such a difference. My photos look better than when I use my real camera! Granted, I suck at using my real camera.. but still.ReplyCancel

  • keianna - June 14, 2013 - 12:08 pm

    Thanks for these reviewsReplyCancel

  • Brenda - June 16, 2013 - 8:00 am

    It’s very addicting. Love that app!ReplyCancel