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Sing with me now….

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
loooovely Christmas wooorrrds!

Okay, so technically they aren’t being ‘given’ away…work with me here. 

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So many festive words and phrases for your December Daily or Project Life. It even includes a little 3×4 Fa La La card, because–gosh darn it–I couldn’t help myself!

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And what be the one-day-only freebie, you say?

Well that would be this fun card. Use big or small. It’ll be darling either way.

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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.


I just have to add one little note here. My mom passed away a little over ten years ago. And when we were going through her many boxes of ‘life bits’ that she kept over the years, we came across a Christmas list or two that she’d written. It was golden. I thought it was the coolest thing. I think I’ve kept most of my lists that I’ve made for my family over the years. I hope they will treasure the sentiment as much as I treasured my mother’s hand-written notes for our gifts.


Don’t forget to enter the giveaway in yesterday’s post!
It ends at midnight.

  • Sylvia - December 6, 2014 - 1:17 am

    Wow! Thanks so much!!!!ReplyCancel

  • crystalnva - December 6, 2014 - 5:13 am

    THANK YOU :)ReplyCancel

  • marcy e - December 6, 2014 - 5:39 am

    what a fabulous freebie!!! Thank you…ReplyCancel

  • Tina Joergens - December 6, 2014 - 6:12 am

    Thank you Kerri! Merry Everything is just what I need to complete my Christmas cards! Thanks, too, for all the fabulous freebies!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Rohl - December 6, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Adorable, thank you!! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie Sancé - December 6, 2014 - 12:17 pm

    Such a lovely setReplyCancel

  • ruth - December 6, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    Awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Wilson - December 6, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    Thanks so much for this one delightful gift and for the others this week. : )ReplyCancel

  • Sue W - December 6, 2014 - 7:24 pm

    So many lovely Christmas products to choose from. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Anita - December 6, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Dear Kerri,

    I’m so glad you have your Mum’s notes to cherish. Hope you enjoy a safe and lovely Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - December 6, 2014 - 10:37 pm

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

Once upon a time three little girls set out over hill and dale to a quaint little town called Midway. In this town they celebrated the days of Swiss with food and goods a-plenty. In one such place, under the shade of the trees, the three little friends found a beautiful place of silver and gold. Not only was the silver and gold sparkly and dreamy, but it had special meaning.

Many of the round discs of metal had fingerprints embedded into the shiny metal.

“Oh what a glorious idea!”, said the three little girls.

Three months later, the one little girl needed such a beautiful piece of jewelry for some special friends and she called the Queen of Tallulah-land to request such jewelry. The queen was incredibly sweet and kind. The one little girl was grateful for the special care in which the queen helped the little girl and wanted to share in the good fortune for the coming Christmas season.

Alas, the queen and the little girl decided that a bit of silver should belong to a fair maiden in the land of Bradford.

What is the gold and silver, say ye? Here is just a sampling.

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Like I said, I actually saw these up close and personal and they were beautifully done. I thought they’d make an amazing Christmas gift for a new mother of her baby’s tiny finger, a grandfather’s print for a keepsake for grandmother, a print of a military husband for his wife, or just one of your husband’s for yourself …so many great ideas.

These are also amazing for those that lose a loved one.

How it works is, when you purchase from her site, she sends you a kit of to use to take a fingerprint impression, the epoxy–or whatever the compound is–hardens to create the mold and you send it back to her to construct the jewelry.

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Another amazing idea is to take the note of a loved one–especially if they’ve passed on–and you can have a necklace made with a sentiment they’ve written.

I’m just in awe.  How would you like to have a handwriting by your mother who had passed in the form of jewelry…always saying ‘I Love You.’

What a treasure.

Animal Print


Okay, so this last one cracks me up.

Can you guess what kind of a print it is?

To look at it, I wouldn’t have a clue.

But for all you animal lovers out there? It’s a dog’s nose print.

 
So today Tallulah Boutique and I are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with a giveaway of a fingerprint necklace!

Here’s how you can enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Connect with Tallulah Boutique: Store | Instagram | email: tallulahboutique@hotmail.com

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And now for today’s one-day-only freebie.

A fun title for photos on decking your halls.

And boy do I need my halls decked. I haven’t even started yet. Maybe this weekend.

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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.


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And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better…

Check out what’s new in the store. 

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If you follow me on social media…you just knew this had to be done, right? Kass needed an envelope like this for a school (university) project. Check out my Facebook or Instagram if you want to read about it.

This particular tearaway envelope is a little different than those in the Signed.Sealed.Delivered. kit and it has been sized to perfectly fit a gift card. Of course you could use it for other things as well.

But check out how adorable they are printed and cut!!

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And in case your counting the la, la, la’s, yes, I know that there was a dyslexic moment with my L’s and A’s. It’s correct in the kit.

Of course you can do whatever you’d like with it. You don’t have to use the text. I also included a rectangle that’s the same size as the text so that if you needed a frame of reference for creating a pattern or set of words, then it would be there.


Day 5. Pretty awesome, right?
Are we having fun yet? :)

  • LionaChinky Guzman - December 5, 2014 - 12:46 am

    The personalized handwriting necklace look amazing! Someday, I hope t be able to get that too. The idea of having the handwriting on it really warms my heart <3ReplyCancel

  • Sue W - December 5, 2014 - 2:11 am

    Thank you Kerri!
    I love the little math question on your comment form :-)ReplyCancel

  • crystalnva - December 5, 2014 - 6:40 am

    THANK YOU :) bunches….ReplyCancel

  • Karen S - December 5, 2014 - 6:56 am

    What a neat idea! Happy Holidays Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn E - December 5, 2014 - 8:16 am

    Love the gift card tearaway, so different than just an envelope!
    Beautiful giveaway, love those necklaces with the fingerprint (so would do my husband’s, a great reminder when he’s deployed) but I also love the infinity bracelet/necklace!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - December 5, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Love the free file for today! Love the website – especially the initial necklace and the handprint bracelet! And love the gift card envelope!!ReplyCancel

  • *Alison* - December 5, 2014 - 8:31 am

    Thank you so much for the adorable freebies.. The new boxes look amazing! hugsReplyCancel

  • Kim Smith - December 5, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Thank you for today’s freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Pam K - December 5, 2014 - 8:59 am

    What unique jewelry! … & thanks for the gift today. Starting to Deck the Halls here :)ReplyCancel

  • nerdgrl (Kim S) - December 5, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Love the one of the nose print. Just wish our little one was still with us. She passed over the Rainbow Bridge last June.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - December 5, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    I love the little gold handprint necklace! What a sweet way to keep your baby close to your heart!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy_in_MD - December 5, 2014 - 4:39 pm

    The fingerprint bracelet is so delicate – I think that is my favorite. Thanks for today’s freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - December 5, 2014 - 6:19 pm

    Love the freebies!! I am amazed by the tear away envelope! Now why didn’t I think of that!!!??? You are soo creative!!

    Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • SherriS. - December 5, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Thanks for Deck the Halls – I’ve got to put the tree up tomorrow!ReplyCancel

  • Anne - December 5, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Liz Lumsden - December 5, 2014 - 10:48 pm

    I love the key fob, but a necklace with a pet’s noseprint would be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Desroche - December 6, 2014 - 1:32 am

    I absolutely love the thumbprint necklace, but I also love the Cancer Awareness necklace. As the niece of a Survivor and the friend of someone who has lost her mom to breast cancer, this necklace holds a very special place in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • Marla - December 6, 2014 - 8:28 am

    So hard to pick a favorite. Lots of items I would love to have or give.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie F - December 6, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Oh my goodness… these are so special, I adore the thumbprint necklace! I also especially love the infinity initial bracelet & the hand print necklaces… okay I LOVE everything) Lol) Thanks for the uber sweet chance!ReplyCancel

  • Candy Bryant - December 6, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    Those are such a neat and sentimental idea. Hugs & Aloha!ReplyCancel

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Our 12 Days of Christmas event continues with a little unconventional Christmas present. It’s a little present to myself. The gift of recording…just for me.

I honestly can’t remember when the last time was that I scrapped something because I wanted to. While I’ve done many pages and it’s great, there’s always been some kind of reason that it needed to be done.

This is something I need to change.

I need to record just because I want to.

For a long time I’ve been longing to just get things printed and recorded. I’ve had the hugest hankering to use the Project Life method as the primary way. I have even been stocking up on various page protectors. Heck, I even got my little Epson Picture Mate Charm last year so that I could do it. And while I’ve used the heck out of it for work, I haven’t used it just for me.

So last week, in the middle of a ton of stuff going on, I was determined to carve out a little time to prove to myself that I could really do it.

A little gift to myself. 

I think we all need something like that, don’t we?

I can’t tell you how happy it made me! I felt a sense of accomplishment in a way that I haven’t felt for a long time. It meant a great deal to me that I was able to do something without any other ulterior motive than I just wanted to do it.

I don’t get that often.

This past September we took a Sunday drive up to Mirror Lake and had a wonderful time! We packed stuff to make lunches, packed the dog, and ran up to the mountains about an hour+ away. We met Zach and his friend up there. They’d been camping and fishing. We ‘hiked’ around to some smaller ponds above Mirror Lake and it was just gorgeous!

While we did have our dog on a leash, this was his first real experience at being taken somewhere up in the mountains. Eventually we did just let him go because we were all alone. I know, sweet, right?  He was really good to stay with someone, and if we got out of sight, he got worried and would wait or look for us. He’s a pretty awesome dog. :)

The boys enjoyed their hands at fishing while we watched and visited and sat with the dog.

If I could just sit out in the mountains all day, I would.

Here’s a visual picture for y’all. It was all about keeping it simple and getting it done….I will neither confirm nor deny it took me longer than it should have. ;) But there were a lot of photos. I also have another 6×12 set of photos that aren’t included in this little ensemble. 

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[ Designs | Dragonfly Card / Tiny Details (discover label) / Grateful (i love today) / File Folder Label (Here There Everywhere class) / Beautiful Somewhere (explorers wanted) ]


When I got that little Fee Area pass, I knew it had to go into this ensemble someday.  I mean seriously…perfect size! I did trim the top of it off–the part that hangs around your mirror. I also used a woodgrain star from my Studio Calico sequin stash. Love those!

I also liked the idea of mixing the spread up by including photos with white space–not just a white border–but white space. I think it adds a whole other level to what you’ve got goin’ on.

Again…kept it simple and sweet. And I love it.

It’s my early Christmas present to myself. And I think it’s going to become a New Years’ resolution.

I need to document more.


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And now for the one-day-only freebie.

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Just a sweet sentiment for recording all your Christmas events.

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.

  • Melitta Ball - December 4, 2014 - 9:42 am

    Good for you to take some time for yourself Kerri, you should make a weekly habit of it! Love the layout too, you did a great job!
    Thanks for another great gift, I will make sure to put it to use!
    Many Blessings,
    MelittaReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - December 4, 2014 - 10:24 am

    Awesome! Thanks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda J - December 4, 2014 - 10:39 am

    Thank you so much for the scrap inspiration and the free download.ReplyCancel

  • Lorretta - December 4, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Good for you, Kerri! I hope you keep it up. = )

    I love the layout and the Christmas freebies. The first thing I look forward to in the morning is checking your site for inspiration with a hot cup of coffee. “Making Spirits Bright” sure is a great statement for what your work does for me.ReplyCancel

  • marcy e - December 4, 2014 - 10:51 am

    Good for you Kerri… It looks lovely… Living in the Chicago area, we don’t get to see mountains very often! Thanks for sharing… and for another fabulous freebie.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - December 4, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Really love this one, thank you! I have really been missing my scrapping. I haven’t been able to get to my stuff because we have been remodeling bathrooms. I cannot wait to be able to dig in again and your layout has made me want to even more!ReplyCancel

  • PaulaB - December 4, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Love it! Thanks for the inspiration. Good for you to carve some time for you! Great work.ReplyCancel

  • Sue W - December 4, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    It’s amazing how taking some time out to just relax with family can lift your spirits! Thanks for that reminder and for sharing your beautiful pages. Love the ‘clean and simple’ look let the pictures tell a story, perfect!
    Thank you for another pre Christmas gift…….who needs Santa?ReplyCancel

  • Sharee - December 4, 2014 - 4:05 pm

    I’m hearing you on making time to do what you love. I made a goal in January to make SIGNIFICANT progress on my kids scrapbooks and sad to say, I haven’t got much done this year. As I think about that goal and why that didn’t happen, I can give you all kinds of reasons…some within my control and others not. But I do know that when I make time to scrapbook, that feeling returns of how much I love messing with photos, paper, and adhesive. For me there is great joy in reliving and recording those stories. As I scrapbook, I am always taken back to when my kids were younger and all of the memories and fun times we have created as a family. (and all of the great memories that are happening now while they are teenagers) These are moments I don’t want to forget. I need to be better about guarding a day a week to do what I love. I need to recommit myself that those things that I love to do matter. They are worth postponing or bumping something else on my calendar. Thanks for the reminder to do what you love! And as always…thanks for the great freebies. Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

    What wonderful pages, Kerri! I just love them. Certainly looks like a day to remember.

    Thank you for the bright and cheery cut file!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - December 4, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    Before I forget I want to thank you for these wonderful freebies!
    I’m sure it doesn’t really matter how long (or not) it took for you to make your PL pages, at least you got your pictures PRINTED and you were able to TELL your story. That’s most important! I must say, you did a terrific job and I’m loving your layout. Looking forward to seeing more next year. Besides, we all need to do a little something for ourselves.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - December 4, 2014 - 5:57 pm

    What gorgeous pictures of your glorious day! Thank you for sharing and thank you for another wonderful freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - December 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Thanks so much! Awesome photos…love your layouts! Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • sherrygrove - December 4, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    good for you! It’s exciting to sit down with paper and photos; I too need to do it more often! So glad it was a great experience. And thanks once again for the freebie.ReplyCancel

One of the amazing parts of the holidays is having guests over. New friends, old friends, and everyone in between. We apparently like to party here at KBS. ;)

And we love having guests when they bring us the sweetest Christmas desserts!

Everyone say hello to Miss Stephanie Bryan!

Stephanie has brought us great tidings of joy to KBS…some very sweet treats indeed. Check it out.

Hi there!! I’m so excited to be here on Kerri’s blog ringing in the month of December! I had so much fun playing around with some of Kerri’s designs! You really can get lost in her sweet little shop, right?? Her script words are by far my very favorite and I couldn’t help myself from cutting out a bunch! I took two different approaches with my these projects, but as you will see, the lovely script Christmas words just make everything pop!!

I began by cutting out a few words on a piece of glitter paper. The sparkly gold glitter paper in combination with Kerri’s words was just fantastic! And they just screamed Christmas to me! After I had a few cut out words, I mod podged a some of them to several pieces of white chipboard. I contemplated creating a mini album of our past Christmas pictures, but then I decided I really wanted to create a Christmas card album. I say that I’m going to create one every year, but I never get around to it!! Not this year! I’m all ready to go!! After my words were adhered to the chipboard, I ran the chipboard through my sewing machine to create a fun, handmade look to the book. Then I added in a few rings and some of the Christmas cards we’ve already received this year!! I just love this little book! It’s so easy to put together, and so easy to leave sitting out in our living room for everyone to see!!

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I had a few more words leftover after my Christmas card book and decided to put together a sweet little layout from our very first Christmas as a family of four. My precious son was only a few days old in these pictures, so it really was awesome to reminisce on these days!! I created three little flip up cards using extra patterned paper and my photos! I love adding interactive bits and pieces on my layouts! I included my journaling under the photos, as well as the date and little embellishment!! To finish the page, I added Kerri’s glitter “Christmas” hand drawn word and a few vellum stars. I felt like the delicate word paired so nicely with a few transparent stars!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!!! I am ever so grateful to Kerri for inviting me to play along at her holiday party!! Merry Christmas everyone!

 
[ Designs | December 25 (words) ]

 

Um. Yeah. Can you say beautiful?

The simplicity of all the pages with the words is just amazing. And I really should buy me some sparkly paper. Did I just say that out loud? Those are not words you hear coming out my mouth…like ever. She just makes it too darn gorgeous to not want to do it.

And I simply adore the book idea for all the cards and photo cards we get each year. That is a brilliant idea!!

Thanks so much for coming to the KBS house for the holidays Stephanie! Next time I’ll be sure to get the hot cocoa on–mini marshmallows will be a must.


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And now it’s time for the one-day only  freebie!

I have to admit. I’m having small love affair with trees. First yesterday, and now today. And I think this little pair has got to be my current fave–especially the tall two-layer tree.

Must…use…soon!

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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.

  • Sylvia - December 3, 2014 - 1:04 am

    Awesome book! And thanks a lot for the freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Sue W - December 3, 2014 - 4:21 am

    What a beautiful project! Great idea to save those special Christmas cards too.
    thanks Kerri for your beautiful trees, I can’t wait to play with them.ReplyCancel

  • crystalnva - December 3, 2014 - 6:10 am

    THANK YOU :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Smith - December 3, 2014 - 7:42 am

    Oh my today’s inspiration was so gorgeous, clean and simple and elegant! Thank you for that as well as the goodie!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - December 3, 2014 - 8:24 am

    Thank you so much for the freebie everyday. I am enjoying them so muchReplyCancel

  • marcy e - December 3, 2014 - 8:45 am

    Thank you Kerri… Your designs are always so very inspiring…ReplyCancel

  • lynne - December 3, 2014 - 8:47 am

    Gorgeous project from Stephanie! And thanks for the tree freebieReplyCancel

  • Marla - December 3, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Your book is fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration!
    Thank you also for today’s great freebie!!!ReplyCancel

  • Renee T. - December 3, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Thank you! I have a new silhouette portrait on its way from the Black Friday sale, and I am so excited to learn how to use it! These trees will be the first I cut.ReplyCancel

  • yolande k - December 3, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Magnifique, Stephanie !!!
    et merci Kerri pour la découpe !ReplyCancel

  • Melitta Ball - December 3, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    Simply breathtaking! The most beautiful work that has made me look over & over again! Well done! And thank you so much for the awesome freebie today!
    Blessings,
    MelittaReplyCancel

  • Phyllis B. - December 3, 2014 - 12:52 pm

    Stephanie’s ideas are awesome! Her Christmas card book idea is wonderful—I never know what to do with cards from year to year! Wish I had begun doing this years ago! Thanks to Stephanie for this idea, and thanks to you, Kerri, for the great little trees! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - December 3, 2014 - 1:54 pm

    Thank you Kerri for these, my new most favorite trees to cut! And Stephanie your book is scrumptious, love it’s simple beauty!
    PS Kerri, you do need some sparkly paper to cut your wonderful words! :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary Miller - December 3, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Thank you Keri! You are so generous.ReplyCancel

  • Tracy - December 3, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Love this idea!! I have Christmas cards from past years that I’ve been hanging on to and now I know exactly what I’m going to do with them! Thanks so much for the awesome idea. And sparkly paper is the way to go…on the white chipboard…perfect! Thank You for the winter trees!! I think I will be making some of them with gold sparkle paper!! ; )ReplyCancel

  • stacie D - December 3, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    Love these trees! Thanks so much for creating the fun!ReplyCancel

  • Manuela Diz - December 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Es un proyecto precioso, Stephanie siempre logra sorprendernos con sus álbumes tan sutiles…. Felicidades.ReplyCancel

Ohhh, yesterday was a glorious day, wasn’t it?

Did you get your freebie?

Are we ready for another one?

Can I get a yes ma’am!!!

Alrighty then, here ya go!

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You can thank our sweet friend, Miss Laura Vegas, for this one! I asked my team members if they wanted a certain design for this holiday fun and this is what she picked. 

This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE


And you know what’s even more fun than getting a tree for free?
Seeing the free tree in action! Take a look.

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[ Designs | A Folky Christmas Tree / Just Because (joy)


How stinkin’ cute are these?

I love all the different colors and patterns. It just looks all so danged festive!


Here’s what Laura has to say:

I came across a cute wooden Christmas tree on Pinterest, and asked Kerri if she could create something similar as a cut file. I knew it would make a great design to use on Christmas cards, although I’m also picturing it being used to create a fun wall décor piece. I knew I wanted to keep my cards fairly flat, so they would be easier to mail. I love creating cards that can be mass produced, and this was one of those.

I chose a few tone-on-tone patterned papers for creating the trees, and cut several sets from each color at once. For the base of my cards, I cut pieces of white cardstock just slightly smaller than my card and embossed them using a snowflake embossing folder. I spritzed each one with coordinating colors of misting spray, and did some machine stitching around the edges. Then I started piecing together my trees and adding my sentiment, which is a combination of the die cut “joy” (taken from Kerri’s Just Because kit) and some tiny alpha stickers.


Love them Laura! Such a fun idea for some quick cards for the holidays!


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And now one more thing. If you think you missed out on the recent Holiday sale over the weekend…well, ya did. ;) But I think it’s fun to save money during the whole month of December, so you can still save 20% on orders over $15 all month long as our holiday sale continues.

Use the code ‘magic’ at checkout.

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  • Sylvia - December 2, 2014 - 1:12 am

    Too cute! Love it, thanks a lot!ReplyCancel

  • crystalnva - December 2, 2014 - 6:04 am

    Oh how fun is this tree THANK YOU :) bunches..ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in Michigan - December 2, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Love this tree! Thanks, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - December 2, 2014 - 8:49 am

    Thank you Kerri!!
    So great Laura!! TFSReplyCancel

  • Dawn McF - December 2, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Love it and the cards! Thank you for the free cut file.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Smith - December 2, 2014 - 9:28 am

    I love this tree and those cards are so pretty! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Miles - December 2, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Thank you! The design is great and the cards are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Karie {Girl Going Country} - December 2, 2014 - 9:36 am

    I LOVE this design! Simple, fun, and would be easy to whip out. I still haven’t settled on a Christmas card design (due to being focused on trying to finish up crochet projects in time for Christmas gifts!) but this might help me actually commit to getting some Christmas cards done! Thanks for creating and sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • Torrie - December 2, 2014 - 9:50 am

    Thanks for the 12 Days freebies. These trees are so cute. Love the cards. They would make a great gift. Thanks again!ReplyCancel

  • annheidel - December 2, 2014 - 12:56 pm

    Oh, this is so fun! Thank you very much. :)ReplyCancel

  • Bev - December 2, 2014 - 1:48 pm

    Thanks so much Kerri and Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Alison L - December 2, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    First of all, thank you for all the fun freebies. I am excited to use them in my DD and other Christmas projects this year. I had a question (that is probably obvious to most, but I am technically challenged!). :) In the zip file there are many different files – SVG, PNG, DXF, AI, etc. Could you tell me what they are all for and which ones I should use for the Silhouette, just to print, or PSE? Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - December 2, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Just my style!! Thanks much to Laura & Kerri!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Dundas - December 2, 2014 - 7:59 pm

    Thank you for the freebie, trying to use them in PSE with no luck, is this file just to print out?ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - December 2, 2014 - 8:59 pm

      There are cut files, but there is also a PNG file to use in PSE for digital crafting. :)ReplyCancel

  • SherriS. - December 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Love them. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - December 2, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebie Kerri…..on this day of giving. The trees are so cute!!ReplyCancel

  • stacie D - December 2, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    I love these fun looking trees, great idea, Laura. Can’t wait to craft these up and get them in the mail for loved ones! Thank you, KBS!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Brooks - December 3, 2014 - 12:53 am

    Thanks, Kerri! Love this fun tree :)ReplyCancel

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I’m so excited for this time of year. Not only do we get to see twinkle lights and mass amounts of red and green in our house for a few weeks…but it’s party time here at KBS!

(I’m really still in denial that it’s December.)

There is much fun to be had over the next twelve days. Fun ideas, giveaways, guests and the ever popular one-day only freebie! You never know what each day will bring, so you don’t want to miss a day!

I think we should start off with a couple of beyond amazing holiday cards by our sweet friend, Miss Nichol!

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[ DesignsSanta’s Workshop (car, tree) / Life Additions #2 (postcard frame) / Hollyberry Wreath / Big Red Bow Going Places (van) ]


Aren’t they just the cutest cards you ever did see?
How darling is that wreath and bow on the van???

sigh.

love.


Here’s a little jingle from Nichol:

When I saw the car with the tree strapped to the hood from Kerri’s new Santa’s Workshop Class, I thought it would make the perfect Christmas-themed card. It got me to thinking if Kerri had any other vehicle images and of course, she does! The Going Places Kit has an awesome van that I thought would be super cute with her Hollyberry Wreath and and a bow from her Big Red Bow Kit. I wanted a way to “frame up” these fun holiday vehicle scenes so I grabbed the postcard edged frame from her Life Additions #2 Kit and created an inlay-style frame to really showcase the die cut vehicles. I did an offset of the inside cutline of the frame, giving me 3 cuts and 3 pieces to create the inlay (the red outer border, dark grey tiny border and the inside white piece).

To really “dress up” the die cuts I grabbed some of my favorite Impression Obsession Cover-A-Card background stamps and added some tone-on-tone texture to the die cut pieces. I love these large sized background stamps because they work on really large background (or in this case die cuts!). I gave the vehicles a little more dimension by cutting the pieces again from black cardstock and layering the individual elements on each, slightly offset and then assembling the scenes. I popped up the vehicles with a bit of foam adhesive, adding some finishing touches with enamel dots, string and a glitter pen and finished each card with a stamped greeting!


That has totally put me in a festive mood.

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And now, for the one-day only freebie!

This is available for one day only and then it goes into the store. So be sure to tune in every day if you are feeling so inclined in picking up something fun for nuttin’. :)

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This is no longer available as a freebie, but you can get it in the store HERE.

  • Jewel - December 1, 2014 - 4:54 am

    Thanks for the 12 Days of Christmas freebies! They are always fabulous and it is so fun to see what you have each day. It is my version of an advent calendar.ReplyCancel

  • Suzzi - December 1, 2014 - 5:32 am

    Thankful for the download, many wishes on this holiday season and the reason.ReplyCancel

  • Sue W - December 1, 2014 - 5:49 am

    Dec1 …what a fun way to start the run up to Christmas! Love these adorable cards, such fun! thanks for the fabulous freebie too!ReplyCancel

  • crystalnva - December 1, 2014 - 6:44 am

    Beautiful Cards !!!!!! THANK YOU :) for Day 1 luv that tag /card I can picture afew great uses :)ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Price - December 1, 2014 - 7:08 am

    Adorable cards! Thanks for the free printable!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in Michigan - December 1, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Thanks for the cute freebie!ReplyCancel

  • SewCalGal - December 1, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Absolutely wonderful Christmas cards. Love your designs. Thank you for the cute freebie too!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • Donna - December 1, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Thanks for a great way to start December! I love the freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne - December 1, 2014 - 8:50 am

    So cute!! Thanks! This will be so cute in December Daily!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn McF - December 1, 2014 - 9:03 am

    I. LOVE. Those cards! I would have to frame it if I received one in the mail. And thanks for the santa and elves card, so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Pam S - December 1, 2014 - 10:14 am

    Thank you for the freebie. Looking forward to MORE!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ramie - December 1, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • susan kopp - December 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Thanks Kerri, you are the best!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sylvia - December 1, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    Thanks so much!!!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki Parker - December 1, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    Thanks Kerri – perfect for both Dec Daily and elf documenting. :)ReplyCancel

  • Trish - December 1, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, these cards are so jingle worthy! LOVE them! And you know, since I took the Santa’s Workshop class and I built my own little Volkswagon, I am going to use Nichol’s tips and tricks to make my own set of cards- thanks, Nichol and Kerri. I will enjoy the next 11 days “with you”!
    PS Thank you for the freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - December 1, 2014 - 4:12 pm

    I just love your 12 Days of Christmas and I am TOTALLY loving Nichol’s VW Bus card!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melitta Ball - December 1, 2014 - 5:12 pm

    Thanks for the fab freebie! Can’t wait to see what this month brings! I really want to take the Christmas Workshop but it says that you need the prerequisite so I’m hoping JS will get the new classes uploaded soon! How long will you keep the Christmas Class available?

    Many Blessings,
    MelittaReplyCancel

  • Cheryl :) - December 1, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    Love Nichol’s cards! Pulled out my “Jingle All The Way” frame today with the Christmas decorations. Does not seem like it has already been a year (I’m in December denial too)! Thank you for your designs and the awesome freebies too.ReplyCancel

  • terri d - December 1, 2014 - 6:37 pm

    very cute cards! thanks for the first in the 12 days of Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - December 1, 2014 - 6:48 pm

    Thanks, Kerri! This is very cute! and I love the cards!ReplyCancel

  • SherriS. - December 1, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Thank you for the freebie! I’m looking forward to all 12 Days to see what you are sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - December 1, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    These cards are fabulous! I love Nichol’s details – the twine to “tie down” the tree on top of the car…the glittery ribbon for the van’s wreath – just perfect!!ReplyCancel

  • stacie D - December 1, 2014 - 8:38 pm

    Love this cute tag! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Smith - December 1, 2014 - 9:21 pm

    Thanks so much! Love all of the inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • Erika B - December 1, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    Thank you so much for the freebie and for being so great. I love seeing all the fun things you come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Julie F - December 1, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebie! Enjoy the season!ReplyCancel

  • lynne - December 2, 2014 - 5:05 am

    Thanks so much!ReplyCancel

We celebrate all sales here at KBS…it’s more fun that way. :)

black-friday-sale

(Sale excludes Oh The Places You Will Go individual class, the newest Santa’s Workshop workshop,
and gift cards.)


Now’s the time to treat yourself during one of the biggest sales of the year.
C’mon. You’ve been good. You know you deserve it.

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And if you’ve been holding out for some Totally Rad photo goodies, now is a great time to do it during their Black Friday sale! I can honestly say I use Rad Lab and Pic-Tap-Go all the time.

Here’s their details. Totally worth it.

totally rad

  • Lara Read - December 1, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    Which Radlab products do you use? I have the orginal radlab and love it. Just wondering what else I should get.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - December 1, 2014 - 9:59 pm

      I have their Totally Rad Actions from years ago and then Replichrome with all the photographers in the home.
      But I use RadLab the most. :)ReplyCancel

Today, it needs to be simply said:

 

i-am-grateful


I am grateful for this life.

I am grateful for this wonderful world we live in.

I am grateful to have a roof over my head and food on the table.

I am grateful for my family that I love and hold so dear.

I am grateful for the friends in my life that have been with me through thick+thin.

And I am grateful for all of you that have been here and part of my little world.

You have enriched my life.

I can’t help but feel blessed and truly grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Orietta Vélez Dumani - November 27, 2014 - 4:59 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to you, too!
    Congratulations to your daughter on her 20th birthday from the beautiful Por of limón, Costa Rica. Blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Orietta Vélez Dumani - November 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

    Port of Limón.ReplyCancel