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Collegiate Decisions.

This is an exciting time of year for a few certain 17 + 18 year old kids.  A little thing called graduation just may be right around the corner. In addition to that?

Choosing a college.

Such an important decision. What do they want to do for the rest of their lives? What place will provide the best education…or the best entertainment? So many things to factor in. Sometimes It’s not the easiest of choices either.

I love what Laura has done here to capture her daughter’s collegiate choice. Scoping out the campus and writing up the reasons why she’s excited to go. I  love this idea! 

KBS_LauraVegas_HelloUOP_spreadKBS_LauraVegas_HelloUOP_page1aKBS_LauraVegas_HelloUOP_page2a[ DesignsLet's Go (hello), Happy Stuff (you make my heart sing), Weathered Door [All] (UOP), Need Directions? (arrow), Storyboard #6 (template) ]

Besides the way she created her titles, I think the photo spread is one of my favorite parts about this. I love that there’s a collage of great photos on the school on the right and it extends over to a large photo on the left.  It almost looks like a magazine spread. So clean, yet so fun!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

My oldest daughter, Alyssa, is graduating from high school in just three short weeks. I still can’t wrap my head around that, let alone the fact that she’ll be headed off to college in a few short months. The entire college process was a big part of Alyssa’s senior year. And while it was a hard process at times, in the end it came down to an easy decision for her. I wanted to document her college choice and how she came to decide on the amazing college that she will be spending her next 4 years at.

Kerri has so many fabulous brush-script handwritten words available in her recent kits, and I knew that I wanted to incorporate a few of those into my title. I played around with at least 27 versions of a title for this layout, trying out a mix of words and phrases from many different kits. It finally dawned on me that the “you make my heart sing”, from Kerri’s Happy Stuff kit, was the perfect subtitle to use, as Alyssa is attending college as a music major. I loved the idea of the large “hello”, and then adding her college choice directly after it. I used the Weathered Door alphas to spell out her college choice, UOP (University of the Pacific). I also wanted to include some photos of the college, but didn’t have any of my own to pull from. So I did a Google search for images, and used those to create a collage using a template from Kerri’s Storyboard #6 kit.


Fabulous job, Miss Laura!

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And speaking of our kids, I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! My two oldest that are in the area came to church with me instead of going to their singles wards with all the other youngsters.  And Kass gave me this card.

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Hey, if it’s said in style, it’s okay. :)

And then after dinner with Dan’s parents, this was the highlight of my day.

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A 90-minute video chat with my girl in Florida. It was the first time I’ve gotten to see her talk in five months. We’ve chatted via email and we have had a couple phone conversations for various reasons (you don’t usually get to call), so this was a real treat. I won’t get another one of these until Christmas. She shared tons of stories and we had lots of laughter–the kind where you just can’t stop. It was so much fun. She’s doing great and loves the people she is serving there in Florida.

I’m sure Christmas will be upon us before we even know it…time is just flying by so fast! Not that I’m wishing for it to be here already, mind you. :) I just can’t believe we are already in the middle of May!

And in case you’re wondering how we got Jordy-girl up on the big screen there, we have an iPad and Apple TV. The two can do what’s called AirPlay which means you can wirelessly play whatever is on your iPad through the Apple TV, which is connected to the television. Pretty awesome! So we sat the iPad next to the tv so she could see all four of us lounging around on the couches and talking. Gotta love technology. :)


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A couple more things:  

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First, the Here There Everywhere class starts one week from today! Oh my heck! If you wanted to save $5 on the class price, this is your last chance to do it. It won’t be on sale again for a while.  We’ll be learning all sorts of tips and tricks to utilize Studio to your advantage to create your own travel album.

And second, f you’re tuning in for the ‘Color Profile’ post that I mentioned would be here today on Facebook this weekend, I’m a space cadet and forgot I had this post from Laura scheduled today. Color Profile talk….tomorrow. :)

Ruth G - May 12, 2014 - 10:09 am

Laura, you always knows how to do it up right! Great layout! I always love how you have “compartments” for everything! The effect is fabulous! And then I love your subjects, too! How fun that you used pictures from the internet to fill out your page (I am glad I’m not the only one!)Thanks so much for sharing, Laura!
Kerri, I’m so glad to hear that you had a great Mother’s Day, including getting a chance to chat with your missionary! It’s nice when special things happen on special days!!! I called my Mom and it was really nice to be able to talk to her (she’s in Idaho and I’m in Illinois – she moved away when I was expecting my oldest, but it’s nice to be able to spend time checking in with her, especially on Mother’s Day.)
Have a great week!

friday freebie: let’s just do today

I don’t think I’ve heard four more important words than these lately.

They are powerful.

They send a message.

They create empowerment.

They create attitude.

They also create a sense of living in the moment and working on the day–being submerged in everyone around you and those that you love.

It makes you want to just hug everyone close to you and savor each moment.

It’s a mantra from a dear friend of mine who’s battling cancer….again.

I can’t even imagine.

She has an amazing spirit, a positive attitude, and a generous heart. She will do anything for you and go above and beyond what is needed.

And when she shared with me her new mantra, I needed to write it up for her.

I’d had plans to do a freebie today with a Mother’s Day theme, and while this isn’t specifically about ‘mom’, I thought it tied in well. With her permission, I’m sharing it with you today.

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To download this–forever free–click HERE.


It’s about living in the moment.

Being present.

Soaking in what each day has to offer and taking it head on–the good and the bad.

Not taking anything for granted.

It’s about taking life one day at a time.

And as a mom, I feel like that’s what us moms should be about.

I hope you all have the most wonderful of Mother’s Days, whether you’re a mom, a daughter, a grandmother, aunt or family friend.

Love everyone you are with.

Let’s just do today.


p.s. I get to Skype with my missionary daughter for Mother’s Day. I haven’t been able to see and talk to her since December 18.  What a great day Sunday will be!

 

Susan P - May 9, 2014 - 6:50 am

Happy Mother’s Day to you too Kerri! Enjoy your time skypping with Jordan! Thanks for the freebie – a good phrase to live by.

Pam - May 9, 2014 - 7:09 am

What a wonderful motto! Thank your friend for letting you share it with us & to you for the beautiful freebie!
Enjoy your skype with your daughter & have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

Michelle - May 9, 2014 - 8:02 am

Happy Mother’s Day, Kerri. Enjoy your video chat with your daughter. Wishing your friend all the best and that she goes into remission, and will be cancer free.

Kathleen Driggers - May 9, 2014 - 9:04 am

Thank you so much, this file has an important meaning behind it for me and my family…

Donna G. - May 9, 2014 - 11:33 am

Thanks, Kerri! Lovely cards!!!

Sandy R. - May 9, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Thank you Kerri, I needed this reminder today… Things not going well at all but there is always someone out there struggling harder. So I’ll take your advice and “Just do today”! It certainly could have been worse. Thanks for the reminder and the freebie!

yolande k - May 9, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Merci beaucoup Kerri !
Bises

LisaM6 - May 9, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Thanks Kerri~ Hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day talking to your daughter. :)

Julie - May 9, 2014 - 4:46 pm

YES! Let’s do it today because there’s no definite tomorrow.

True true.

Thanks for the goodie and have a wonderful time with your daughter.

Ashley - May 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

Melissa Johnson - May 10, 2014 - 12:31 am

Thanks so much for the freebie! Just love it. Melissa

Véro - May 10, 2014 - 1:08 am

Thanks a lot
Have a good day
Hugs and kisses from France

Lynette Ballard - May 10, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Well, you’re just filling up my little brain with all sorts of ideas for wall art for my family room. You’re making my life easy! Thank you! This is such a great thought especially for moms, because sometimes life is a little overwhelming that to do just today is good. Sometimes I think it could say, “Let’s just do the next 10 minutes…or until naptime. :)” Enjoy skyping with your daughter! That will be fun! I get to facetime my sister (she’s serving in Georgia) tomorrow at my mom’s, super excited!

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Kathy Wade - May 12, 2014 - 10:56 am

Awesome post and saying! Thanks so much for the freebie!

Trish - May 12, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Thank you Kerri for this wonderful sentiment and the story behind it. We can all use this reminder to be in today!

Phyllis B. - May 12, 2014 - 11:50 pm

Thank you, Kerri! I hope your “Skypeing” went beautifully with your daughter! That is too long to go without seeing and talking with a daughter! Thanks again… You are very special!

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kendell - June 30, 2014 - 8:26 am

Thanks for sharing your work, it is really appreciated – Time to Graduate – great idea – yes I have 3 children who have graduated and I still haven’t as yet SB their pages, I will have to do it soon.

The Mysterious Case of the Runaway Contact

So a weird thing happened a couple weeks ago.

I’ve worn contacts for 30 years now and never in my life have I not put a contact into its case. But one morning, with my out-of-focus vision, I gently placed my finger into the right side of the case and nothing attached to it. I brought that tiny cup of water up close to my eye so I could see it and there was no saucer-shaped blue outline of contact there.

Where on earth did it go?

Did it dissolve?

I looked on the lid, because sometimes that happens and nope, it wasn’t there.

I looked around on the counter and couldn’t see it either. Of course, I wasn’t working with a set of ‘full-vision’ eyes either.

As I began to describe the situation to my daughter, she said, ‘Oh! Is that what that was!’ She’d moved her gel and there it was, all nice and dry and sticking to the counter. She’d seen it the night before when she came home after I was in bed and didn’t realize it was a tiny saucer of vision.

Yeah. That thing ain’t getting back in my eye.

Apparently the night before that contact had tried to make an escape, sticking to the only thing that it could–my hand–and hid long enough to drop and *ehem* run. And I say that because it was not  in the spot where I take them out but several inches away.

It obviously didn’t get very far.

Thirty years.

Never happened.

And that was the last pair of the group that I had for wearing monthly.

I knew I needed to see the eye doctor, but I just haven’t had time to be able to deal with that. So I limped along with only the left one in. It didn’t really bother me much because my left is twice as bad as my right. And if you remember a previous post about my vision, it is actually improving with age.  Odd, but true. Reading, on the other hand is doing the typical ‘old-woman’ thing. Curses. However, with the right one gone, I could see clearly for reading without a contact in, so I’d just pull my phone up close and see just fine. Heck, sometimes I’d even do it with my laptop. But the left one did have a couple teeny tiny tears right in the center which also compromised my vision slightly.

You know. You just deal.

But I knew I had to run up into the area where my eye doctor was, so I called, scheduled an appointment in June, and grabbed a pair of contacts to tide me over until then.

Came home. Put them in….and oh my heck!

I had no idea it would make that much of a difference! It seemed ’fine’ before. The blurry right eye didn’t bother me because it’s not terribly bad.

But having two fresh new contacts in is like night and day. Being able to see from both. I kept just being so joyful over the fact that I could really see again. It’s funny how that can just make a gal so happy!

Truly, it’s amazing what a difference one eye can make.

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Now I can really work. :)

And now I have to get out of the habit of pulling the phone close to my face. Can’t do that no more with both contacts in!

Whoa!

Ruth Tacoma - May 9, 2014 - 6:57 am

Thank you. Beautiful post.

Over The Moon with Layle

Last week there were some fun new designs released for the big National Scrapbook Day week. (Can I say that? …Day week. Sounds weird.)

To see it all come to life already just has me simply delighted….especially all done up in Layle fashion. Take a look. 

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[ Designs | Out Of This World (title) / Magicalness (heart overlay) ]


Just loving the heart overlay from the Magicalness kit combined with the Over The Moon phrase in ombre and and completed with sprinkles of hearts in different dimensions and colors.

Absolutely divine. I’d say I’m over the moon for it. :)


Here’s what Layle has to say:

Seems like every time I sit down to work on a project with Kerri’s cut files that I am gushing.  And yep, at the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’m doing it again.  The overlays in the Magicalness kit (don’t you just love that word?!) are just that, magic!  So very easy to work with and so fun.  The fact that you can adjust the opacity of the designs to suite them to your own needs – even better.  I used the hearts from this kit to overlay over a recent photo of my husband and me; we’ve been married for 19 years this month!  As soon as I saw the ‘over the moon’ sentiment from the Out of This World kit, I knew I would use it with this photo.  I cut the sentiment from a piece of ombre patterned paper – that was a big step forward for me, 99% of the time my cuts are black, so it was fun to step out of the box a bit on this one!


I think I need to find some of that ombre paper too. That looks like so much fun! I’m with you Layle–titles are usually in black or white. Needing to step out of my box as well. I even bought some patterned paper yesterday. Now I just need to challenge myself to use it.

Sally - May 8, 2014 - 8:28 am

I love everything about this! Amazing!

quiet.

Two kids living outside the home.

One kid teaching photography to high school students on the Native American Reservations.

One husband spending 10-12 hour days working on creating a new AMC television series ‘movie’ set.

I can do my work in peace+quiet…all day long. Except there’s no one to run errands for me now. Hmm.

That’s what’s happening here this week.

Oh, and this happened today.

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Sandy Evans - May 6, 2014 - 3:46 pm

What a beautiful iris… Enjoy your peace and quiet.
Sandy from ukiah

yolande k - May 6, 2014 - 8:23 pm

Superbe iris ! Profite bien, Kerri !
Bises

Lisa G. - May 6, 2014 - 10:14 pm

Beautiful iris..sometimes quiet isn’t fun :(

the party is over?

Wow! What  week we had, right? So much wonderful inspiration from our Creative Team, videos, new kits…all sorts of fun things!

I sort of feel like I’m coming down off a sugar rush or something though. So much posting and sharing! It was crazy!

So the question is, did you get lots of stuff done on the big National Scrapbook Day? I was busy getting some work done on the new Here There Everywhere class…..

….which starts in two weeks!

Can you believe it???

I spent my Saturday participating in Big Picture Classes’ 10,000 shares. If you’re not part of the other KBS social media, here’s a few little sneaks on the class that you may have missed.

Let’s start with the overall page share. Can I just say how much I love photo templates?

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And then here are some other itty bitty sneaks.
How can something so simple be so fun? I love this  sweet little element.

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The letters here are under 1/8″, if you can believe it!

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We will be learning so many great techniques in this class that not only you can use for your travel photos, but for any project. I love to maximize my art and my skills. :)


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Well goodness gracious, I do believe it is the fifth of May. That would be Cinco de Mayo, yes? How’s about we have a little freebie in honor of the day. I remember my kids used to celebrate it at school with all sorts of festivities. Now with no kids in school? Hmm. Maybe we should go out to our favorite Mexican restaurant tonight….Maria Bonitas. Divine!

So to help you record some of those memories, here’s a freebie title just for you.

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To download this image–forever free–click HERE.


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And now for the randomly drawn winners! They would be:

  Carol Ralston
  Melissa Stoffels
  Susan Benevigna

Congratulations ladies! I will be emailing you to let you know how to claim your prize!


Hmm…now I need to go find me some more sugar….

Pam - May 5, 2014 - 7:33 am

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thank you for the freebie!

linda - May 5, 2014 - 9:35 am

Happy Cinco De Mayo to you! Thank You for the freebie!!! Oh, Fiesta on!

yolande k - May 5, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Tes photos sont magnifiques ! Merci pour ce freebie, Kerri !
Bises

Joan - May 5, 2014 - 3:04 pm

I am so excited for this class to begin! Totally unsolicited folks- Kerri’s classes are awesome! You will learn so much and she presents the material in a way that makes it easy to follow!

Kerri - May 5, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Aw, Joan…thanks for your sweet words! :)

Louise Fortune - May 6, 2014 - 12:45 am

I would love some advice about settings and cutting small letters/designs. I have replaced my blade and cutting mat and tried various settings and used double cut all to no avail.

My cameo “picks” up the edges of the letters particularly pointy letters M,N,V,W,Y,A and “misses” cutting the points, I always have to go over them with a scalpel. It often does it with the bigger design too, so i am sure I don’t have it set up properly. Its almost like it cuts lighter as it makes a turn so any corners are not cut through properly,

I am using textured bazzill card stock and just use the settings on the cameo menu which I think is speed 3 and max thickness 33

any advice appreciated as I would love to attempt some more complex or delicate designs.

Louise

Trish - May 6, 2014 - 6:12 am

Thanks kerri for the freebie in your wonderful handwriting! Love it!

Jenell - May 6, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Thanks a bunch for the freebie!

Carol - May 7, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Thank you so much Kerri. Now off for some fun shopping!!

Happy National Scrapbook Day

Oh my goodness gracious! We have finally arrived at the big day? Are you ready for it? Do you have all your goodies purchased and ready to wield some magic on those memories of yours? Are you participating in Big Picture Classes 10,000 Instagram Pages? It’s not only free, but there are giveaways too! Check out all the details HERE.

So we’ve got some great stuff going on here at KBS today too.

Let’s start off with some fabulousness from Miss Nichol, shall we?

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[ DesignsTouchdown ('i love this game', 'intensity adrenaline, excitement, the rush', 'football') / School Years Add Ons ('freshman') / On the Edge (torn notebook edge) / Photo Strips #1 ]


I think Nichol has been having a wee bit of fun with some painting and stuff! Looks just grand behind those title pieces! The whole page is just dreamy to look at with all the details goin’ on there.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I wanted my page to have a definite “masculine” feel, after all this is a Football page, so I went with neutrals, pulling the reds from the colors on the uniform and to give the page a pop of color. I used a brush stamp to add some paintbrush strokes to the die cut folder and then added the die cut text on top. I added some small die cut text words to a 6×6 notebook patterned paper, also giving the top of the notebook paper an authentic “feel” with the On the Edge notebook style die cut along the top. I asked my son for his memories from his last game of his Freshman Season and used his own words for the journaling. (I love that one day we can look back on this and actually “know” what happened in the game!) ;)

I also used tips from the Hello There class to make a rounded square and weld it to the file folder tab shape to make the manilla folder.


And now for our last and final one-day-only freebie. Just a sweet sentiment that you can use as it’s colored, cut out and use as negative space or color it how ever it floats your boat.

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To download this last freebie–for TODAY ONLY–click HERE.


How’s about a big grand finale? We couldn’t have a week like this without a giveaway, right?

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I’ve got three $25 gift cards to give away today.

Here’s how you can get a chance to win.
It ends at midnight on Sunday and I’ll draw a winner on Monday morning.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Hope you all have a marvelous weekend and get oodles and oodles of pages done!


p.s. Don’t forget….this ends tomorrow night!

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Renee - May 3, 2014 - 4:43 am

Thanks so much for the fabulous week of freebies! Excited for NSD!

Cindy - May 3, 2014 - 4:50 am

So excited for NSD and to see what you have in store for us!! I am a devoted fan and always love your work and enthusiasm for the craft!! Would love to take your new class with those gift cards!

Catherine A - May 3, 2014 - 5:41 am

Thank you Kerri,
I am taking two of your beginning classes right now :)
What a fun prize.
Hugs,
Catherine

Linda Vanorio - May 3, 2014 - 5:45 am

Thanks Keri for all the Wonderful NSD Freebies. I love your site!!! Linda (Clairsy Darsiy)

Robin - May 3, 2014 - 5:48 am

Thank you! I’m from Texas.

Lee - May 3, 2014 - 5:49 am

Thanks for all the fun and inspiration! Lee from Michigan!

Sherry107 - May 3, 2014 - 5:52 am

Thanks for the chance to win and ALL THE FREEBIES THIS WEEK!!! Love all your porducts!!!

Carla Crosby - May 3, 2014 - 5:58 am

Love the chance to win anything Kerri!

Marcia Dehn-Nix - May 3, 2014 - 6:09 am

Thanks for the inspiration. Awesome layout!

Caroline M. - May 3, 2014 - 6:30 am

Thanks for your amazing work Kerri ! I love everything you do !

Sandy_in_MD - May 3, 2014 - 6:32 am

Thanks for the awesome freebie and the chance to win. I hail from Maryland, where it is finally getting to be spring.

Debbie S - May 3, 2014 - 6:45 am

Yes please! I’d love to use it to take a Silhouette class, they look so fun!

mookie19 - May 3, 2014 - 6:46 am

I love this site. It gives me so much inspiration!

Carol F. - May 3, 2014 - 6:48 am

Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol from Northeast Nebraska

Sue Alg - May 3, 2014 - 6:49 am

Sue from Wisconsin. I can’t get to my scrapbooking until later this afternoon. Thanks for the freebies and the chance to win.

Hermalyn - May 3, 2014 - 6:55 am

I love that I have a chance to win from you!!

Laurie Schmidlin - May 3, 2014 - 7:01 am

What a wonderfully generous giveaway! I have been a fan of your classes and cut files for a couple of years now! Thanks so much!

Sandy R. - May 3, 2014 - 7:02 am

Thanks for all the lovely freebies! And now a chance to win- Great!

Amy Coose - May 3, 2014 - 7:06 am

Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

ArlaMo - May 3, 2014 - 7:07 am

Happy NSD! Thanks for all the fun freebies this week!

Michele - May 3, 2014 - 7:15 am

Thank you for the freebie! just love Nichol’s layout..

Dolly - May 3, 2014 - 7:29 am

Thank you for all the freebies this week (Including todays!!) and have a great NSD!!

Lara Read - May 3, 2014 - 7:29 am

It’s been a great week! Thanks for you videos and ideas! and thanks to your team. Love it all!

Lara Read - May 3, 2014 - 7:32 am

p.s. thank you for the freebies! Lara Read PG UT

Libby Richardson - May 3, 2014 - 7:36 am

Kerri, thank you for all the freebies offered this week. I’ve looked forward each day to see the designs you’ve created for the silhouette. I love your work & your blog. Thank you for everything you continue to do for the scrapbooking world.
Thanks for everything,
Libby

Margie Visnick - May 3, 2014 - 7:36 am

Margie Visnick- TN, and I love Nichol’s lo!

Rebecca S. - May 3, 2014 - 7:45 am

Thank you for the freebies and a chance to win!

Dell - May 3, 2014 - 7:48 am

It’s been a fun week. Thanks for the freebies.

Kristen V - May 3, 2014 - 7:50 am

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
Kristen from Kansas

Marcy E - May 3, 2014 - 7:53 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win and your always so generous freebies… love your style Kerri… Marcy from Downers Grove,IL

Terri - May 3, 2014 - 7:54 am

Hope everyone has a great Scrapbooking day!!

Linda E - May 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

I would love to win! I just recently got my Silhouette and signed up for your classes. I am sure there are lots of downloads I am going to want!

Ann - May 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

Thank you for the freebie! Happy NSD to you!

Michelle - May 3, 2014 - 8:00 am

Michelle from NY

Brandy J - May 3, 2014 - 8:01 am

Thanks for the chance!
Brandy from Maryland

Ruth Tacoma - May 3, 2014 - 8:06 am

Ruth Tacoma, McBain, Michigan

Brenda Amyx - May 3, 2014 - 8:11 am

Great giveaway! Thanks.

kathryn young - May 3, 2014 - 8:11 am

Kathryn from West Columbia, SC

Karen - May 3, 2014 - 8:13 am

Thanks for all the goodies, Kerri!! Love them all and thanks for a chance to win!!

Jennifer - May 3, 2014 - 8:14 am

Love your work! Thanks so much for the cool freebie!

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Janice - May 3, 2014 - 8:25 am

Thanks for the excitement and giveaways this week leading up to NSD, Kerri. The inspiration has been great! :-)

Ashley C - May 3, 2014 - 8:25 am

Ashley from Lehi, Ut

Elaine - May 3, 2014 - 8:26 am

So excited to be scrapbooking again! It’s been awhile but I’ve missed it!! Thanks for the goodies! :)

Amy - May 3, 2014 - 8:27 am

I’m from Virginia :)

Kelly Humby-Tulk - May 3, 2014 - 8:28 am

Great scrap page!!

Judy R - May 3, 2014 - 8:33 am

Woo to the Hoo! Happy NSD!

Jeannie Garcia-Buechele - May 3, 2014 - 8:35 am

Thanks so much for the great week of freebies…Yay!

Wendi Lucchesi - May 3, 2014 - 8:36 am

Hello – I’m from St.Louis!

LindaH - May 3, 2014 - 8:40 am

From SE Wisconsin–thanks for the week of surprises!

Nola - May 3, 2014 - 8:41 am

Kerri,
I love your awesome designs and visit your site almost daily. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your talents with us.

K in PA - May 3, 2014 - 8:43 am

Thanks for all the wonderful freebies this week, Kerri. Loved them all!

KellyC - May 3, 2014 - 8:44 am

Would love to win, thanks for the chance!!

Susan - May 3, 2014 - 8:44 am

Love your products and classes! Would love a chance to win!

Donna Silber - May 3, 2014 - 8:45 am

You are amazing. Thank you so much for all the freebies and give aways!

Maggie G. - May 3, 2014 - 8:46 am

Hello from England and Happy International Scrapbook Day! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Beth N. - May 3, 2014 - 8:52 am

Thank for so much for the freebies!! Happy NSD!!

Brandi Hennessy - May 3, 2014 - 8:54 am

Happy NSD!

Jane - May 3, 2014 - 8:54 am

Keri thanks for all your wonderful freebies!

Happy NSD!

Andi Walsh - May 3, 2014 - 8:56 am

Super fun!!!! Love NSD!!! Thanks Kerri!!!

Cynthia B. - May 3, 2014 - 8:57 am

You have wonderful designs, and I love seeing how your you and your friends/designers use them! Thanks so much for the generous freebies – Happy NSD!

Melanie Stanczyk - May 3, 2014 - 9:01 am

You have been designing so many awesome items! I love all the inspiration on your blog. Happy NSD!!!!

Marilyn in Michigan - May 3, 2014 - 9:01 am

I’m Marilyn from Redford, Michigan. Thanks for the freebies all week!

Brooke - May 3, 2014 - 9:04 am

Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Thank you for ALWAYS being so generous :)

LouAnn V - May 3, 2014 - 9:12 am

Thanks for all the freebies this week!

LouAnn
Chino, CA

Amber Funk - May 3, 2014 - 9:12 am

Happy NSD! Thanks for the freebies & the chance to win!

Sandy Evans - May 3, 2014 - 9:14 am

Thank you for all the freebies thus week Kerri.

Cindy Álvarez - May 3, 2014 - 9:21 am

Happy NSD Kerribradford and Thanks for the chance to win!

Lucy Martin del Campo - May 3, 2014 - 9:22 am

Thanks Kerri and Nichol for your beautiful projects and all the inspiration you keep giving us!!!

Danni Perez - May 3, 2014 - 9:26 am

yeah! happy NSD!!!
~danni

Tami Floyd - May 3, 2014 - 9:30 am

Thank you for all the freebies these past few days and the chance to win a GC for the store!

amber batty - May 3, 2014 - 9:36 am

I am loving all these freebies! Great giveaway, love your stuff!!

Courtney - May 3, 2014 - 9:36 am

Hi! I am Courtney and from Houston, TX!

Celeste B. - May 3, 2014 - 9:40 am

Celeste B.
Fishers, IN

Nicky Benson - May 3, 2014 - 9:42 am

Thank you so much for all the freebies! I am a huge fan of your storyboards! I use them all the time for my scrapbook pages! I live in Columbus, OH.

Joanne Mock - May 3, 2014 - 9:46 am

I love your creations! I would love to win!

Cori - May 3, 2014 - 9:49 am

Thanks for the chance to win!

Tammy Van Demark - May 3, 2014 - 9:55 am

Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas.

Pam Scott - May 3, 2014 - 9:59 am

Happy National Scrapbook day. Thanks for the freebie. I have entered, liked and shared on Facebook.

Nashonne Newman - May 3, 2014 - 10:05 am

Thanks for the giveaway Kerri!
Nashonne, from Crete, IL

Debbie D - May 3, 2014 - 10:08 am

Love your product & classes!

Debbie D - May 3, 2014 - 10:09 am

Debbie from San Jose Ca

bernice j - May 3, 2014 - 10:11 am

Bernice J from Alberta, Canada

Charmaine Stack - May 3, 2014 - 10:13 am

Have enjoyed your posts this week!

Paula - May 3, 2014 - 10:15 am

Thanks for sharing all your talent!

Mickee - May 3, 2014 - 10:23 am

Thank you for this chance. Please pick me because I love, love, love KBS stuff… :)

Lancene Blackmon - May 3, 2014 - 10:24 am

Thanks so much for the wonderful freebies and the invaluable advice you’ve provided over the years with regard to the Silhouette/Cameo. It’s expanded my “repertoire” considerably!

Mary Ann Jenkins - May 3, 2014 - 10:25 am

Happy NSD Kerri! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Mary Ann from So California

Pamela McGillin - May 3, 2014 - 10:25 am

Happy NSD Kerri, hope you get to use your creative mojo today too.

Melissa Ward - May 3, 2014 - 10:32 am

Happy Scrapbooking Day!!

Melissa W
North Las Vegas NV

Tracy Bohman - May 3, 2014 - 10:40 am

Thanks for the great freebies this week, excited for the travel class to start soon.
Tracy

Kim D - May 3, 2014 - 10:52 am

Thanks for the chance to win! Good luck to everyone!!!

Katrina H - May 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

Thanks for all the freebies and for the giveaway!!

tammy b - May 3, 2014 - 11:10 am

fantastic week, thanks!
tammy b
edmonds wa

Natalie - May 3, 2014 - 11:11 am

Natalie from Idaho!

Andrea - May 3, 2014 - 11:42 am

Thanks for the chance to win

karen - May 3, 2014 - 11:43 am

Thanks for the inspiration and for all the wonderful freebies.

Laura K - May 3, 2014 - 11:54 am

Thank you for all the awesome goodies this week! It has been fun to see what you had for us each day.

jett H - May 3, 2014 - 11:56 am

Your stuff is amazing! Hope I’m the lucky one!!!

Sheila - May 3, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Thanks so much! From Nebraska….

BrendaE - May 3, 2014 - 12:18 pm

Thank you for this chance! I wish I were scrapbooking today, but am 3 days out of surgery, so am not up for it yet. I am working in my SMASH book/journal, though.

Justene - May 3, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Thanks so much for all the freebies this week! Love love love every one of them! :) I’m from Corunna, Ontario, Canada

Leanne - May 3, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Love your digital elements.

Lisa - May 3, 2014 - 12:28 pm

I love your style—thanks for sharing!

Natasha - May 3, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Happy NSD! Truly enjoying looking at your blog today.

Jeanette - May 3, 2014 - 12:47 pm

So much great stuff happening here. Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Michelle - May 3, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Happy National Scrapbook Day! I am Michelle, and I am in Canada!!

Pamela Chantron - May 3, 2014 - 12:56 pm

thanks for the great giveaway! thanks for a chance to win!

Tammy Davis - May 3, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Tammy Davis
Altus, OK

RPomeroy - May 3, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Thanks for your website, your work, your inspiration, and your generosity! have agreat day.

MichelleB - May 3, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Michelle from Charlton, MA!

Heather Thompson - May 3, 2014 - 1:13 pm

very awesome layout!!!

Kim Smith - May 3, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Thanks for the goodies and the chance to win. Thanks also for the wonderful inspiration you and your team provide us!

Lisa Posthumus - May 3, 2014 - 1:45 pm

I had surgery this week so I can’t do any scrapbooking but I am really enjoying all the posts.

Patti Painter - May 3, 2014 - 1:46 pm

Thanks for the chance to win… and for this cute freebie. Love your videos.

yolande k - May 3, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Thanks Kerri !!!
Bises

Delina - May 3, 2014 - 1:50 pm

HI! My name is Delina Wille and I am from Wyoming!

Lenore Bremner - May 3, 2014 - 1:55 pm

Hoping to do some scrapbooking at some point this weekend! Thanks Kerri for the chance to win!

nonni - May 3, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Love this website. Thank you from California.

joanne Milano - May 3, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Scrapbooking day.

Esther - May 3, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Thanks for the very nice goodies and for the chance to win!

Stephanie - May 3, 2014 - 2:22 pm

Wow! So many posts good luck to us all! :-)

PS Thanks, Kerry, for all the freebies you supply!

JANEL - May 3, 2014 - 2:24 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog!!!!

Deonne - May 3, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Thanks for doing a giveaway!

Susan R. - May 3, 2014 - 2:34 pm

I love all your stuff! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Gilda - May 3, 2014 - 2:54 pm

Thanks for all the great freebies this week, Kerri. Love Nichol’s layout today..

Cindy B - May 3, 2014 - 3:09 pm

Cindy Brooks….Beautiful NW Montana!

kathyl - May 3, 2014 - 3:24 pm

Thanks for the awesome freebies and chances to win more.

Susan Kopp - May 3, 2014 - 3:29 pm

Thanks for a chance to win!!!

Sue Kimmet - May 3, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Kerri, thanks. this was lots of fun. I enjoy checking your blog for all the design ideas. Today is especially great. I love the die cut wording, it really makes things pop.

Neisha - May 3, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Oooo! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gwen Lords - May 3, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Hey Kerri, thanks for the chance to win! Have a fab day!

Lynette Ballard - May 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Thank you for the freebie! It will fit in awesome with my wall art that I’m still imagining for my family room decor redo! :) Lynette
Hurricane, UT

Michelle Young - May 3, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Thanks for all the great freebies and the chance to win.

Diane Alberts - May 3, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Hi, My name is Diane and I am from Michigan

Vicki Parker - May 3, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Thanks for the freebies and the inspiration. :)

Brenda - May 3, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Thank you for the chance to win – love your kits!! I’m from Southern California.

Barbara - May 3, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Very nice! Barbara from Minnesota

Cindy Trimble - May 3, 2014 - 5:04 pm

So fun! Cindy Trimble, Roy, Utah

Lynn Herrick - May 3, 2014 - 5:08 pm

Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna Hooper - May 3, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Thanks for your great blog, freebies and just fantastic knowledge of the Silhouette Cameo… so appreciate it.

Donna Hooper, New Zealand

Melissa - May 3, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Thanks for the wonderful freebies and as always love your posts.

Angela Ke - May 3, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Cathy Doerr - May 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Thanks for all the chances to win this awesome prize.

Lois - May 3, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Such a fun week here on your blog – thanks from the Northwoods!

Carol Powers - May 3, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Thanks so much for the freebies and giveaways that helped make National Scrapbook Day special. You’re the best!
Carol from Maryland

Melissa S - May 3, 2014 - 6:16 pm

Thanks so much for all the wonderful freebies and inspiration this week. They were all amazing! And thanks for the chance to win :)

Karen Walker - May 3, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Thanks for a chance! I know exactly what I’d purchase with a gift certificate!

Amy A. - May 3, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Thanks for the chance to win.

JJ Palmer - May 3, 2014 - 6:48 pm

Great contest, and I just have to say I love (LOVE) the layout you shared by Nichol. Great inspiration for a project I want to do!

Susan P - May 3, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Happy NSD day Kerri! Thank you for all the freebies this week! And thank you for the sale! :) Thanks also for the chance to win one of these gift certificates so I can get MORE goodies!

Korey - May 3, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Korey D.
Carbondale, IL

Michelle - May 3, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Thank you for the NSD freebies! Love your designs :)

Rhadonda - May 3, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Rhadonda Sterling, IL

Patty G. - May 3, 2014 - 7:10 pm

I have SO enjoyed the week of freebies and picked up your latest kit yesterday! This New Jersey girl loves your stuff!

Roxane F. - May 3, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Thanks for all the freebies! Thanks for a chance to win!

Kathryn Quintana - May 3, 2014 - 7:12 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win & the sale for NSD. I’m a big fan of yours! Happy NSD!

LisaM6 - May 3, 2014 - 7:15 pm

Stevensville, Montana

Thanks for the great freebies!

Teresa - May 3, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Thankyou Kerri for the fabulous week of wonderful giveaways, it’s been awesome – love your work!!! Teresa, Melbourne, Australia

rita timmons - May 3, 2014 - 7:29 pm

thanks for all the great inspiration!

Michele Clay - May 3, 2014 - 7:35 pm

I’ve been missing your blog posts by email and I’ve missed you! I tried signing up again, but it says I’m already subscribed. I’ll keep watching to make sure I get ALL your posts! Thanks for the freebies and for your great inspiration! Thanks, also, for the opportunity to win a gift card! Wow!

Wendy - May 3, 2014 - 7:41 pm

Absolutely love your site, often refer to it for inspiration and of course adding to my repertoire of silhouette files.

Karen Peterson - May 3, 2014 - 7:51 pm

From Eagle River, AK

mitchmac - May 3, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Love the layout and so adaptable to any sport!

Thanks for do many giveaways this week!

Mindy H - May 3, 2014 - 7:58 pm

Happy NSD!
Mindy H
Altoona, Iowa

Sheila_G - May 3, 2014 - 8:06 pm

Thanks for all the freebies!

lilola - May 3, 2014 - 8:15 pm

Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve really enjoyed all of your Silhouette classes – you are amazing!

Kathleen D - May 3, 2014 - 8:19 pm

WooHoo! I just love NSD.

Michelle Liimatainen - May 3, 2014 - 8:25 pm

HAPPY NSD! What a way to start it with the FABULOUS Nichol. I just love her layouts and this is no exception…it’s perfection.

avis patterson - May 3, 2014 - 8:34 pm

oooh, another *authorized* day for creating! I love it….I’m just gonna think of the scrapbook page as a GIANT card! Happy scrapping…
~Avis Patterson, Winston-Salem (NC, USA)

Diane - May 3, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Thanks Kerri! What a generous giveaway and thank you so much for all of the freebies and videos this week. We all appreciate it!!

ros madley - May 3, 2014 - 8:44 pm

thanks so much for the opportunity. You taught me how to use my Silhouette and can’t wait to do more of your classes.

Kendra - May 3, 2014 - 8:53 pm

Thanks for all the lovely freebie this week and happy iNSD!

Jaci Nash - May 3, 2014 - 9:17 pm

Thanks for a great week! Love your stuff!

benessi - May 3, 2014 - 9:21 pm

Thank you Kerri for all the goodness for NSD!

Maria from Rocklin, CA

Justine M. - May 3, 2014 - 9:23 pm

What a great chance! I am from Northern California. Thanks!!

Kris - May 3, 2014 - 9:36 pm

love your designs Kerri!

Tamekia - May 3, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Such awesome freebies. Thanks so much!

terri d - May 3, 2014 - 9:40 pm

loved all the freebies all week. What a fun way to celebrate NSD with everyone! Thanks for the chance to win ….

Amber M. - May 3, 2014 - 9:41 pm

I am so glad that I came to know about your blog, Kerri – love you stuff!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a gift card – this is a very generous giveaway. Whether or not I am a winner, I am planning to take your Silhouette classes! Thank you :)

LinhC - May 3, 2014 - 9:48 pm

LinhC from birmingham, AL

Alison L - May 3, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Thanks for all the great freebies this week and the chance to win!

Janet Meyerhoffer - May 3, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Thanks for sharing your talent Kerri! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Angela - May 3, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Angela from Indy! Happy NSD!

Beth M. - May 3, 2014 - 10:09 pm

Beth from Fitchburg, WI. Thanks for the freebies this week. Happy NSD.

Roberta - May 3, 2014 - 10:14 pm

HAPPY NSD! Thank you for the freebie! Love it!

Donna C - May 3, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Happy iNSD!! Thank you so much for this giveaway and for all the freebies this past week!

Roberta - May 3, 2014 - 10:16 pm

forgot to say – I’m from Maryland!

Melissa McWhite - May 3, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Thanks for the chance to win and for the freebie!

stacie D - May 3, 2014 - 10:43 pm

Thank you for all of the freebies this week. Happy NSD!

Nicky H - May 4, 2014 - 12:01 am

Happy NSD! Nicky from Las Vegas

Karen Freeman - May 4, 2014 - 12:40 am

Wow so many chances to win.
Karen Freeman New Zealand

Jennifer Love - May 4, 2014 - 12:57 am

I’m Jennifer Love and I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area! :)

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} - May 4, 2014 - 12:58 am

Julie GM
Chandler, AZ

Amy Ulen - May 4, 2014 - 1:23 am

Thanks for the great sale and giveaway!

Chris - May 4, 2014 - 5:28 am

Thank you Kerri!

Amy - May 4, 2014 - 7:02 am

You are so awesome. Half my silhouette library is your work!

Susan Ringler - May 4, 2014 - 8:26 am

Love the words adrenaline, intensity, etc. Perfect fit my son’s drum corps layouts!

Kim H - May 4, 2014 - 9:17 am

Thanks for a great week leading up to NSD!! Your daily freebies were awesome! I’m always in awe of the new stuff you come up with. :-) I’m definitely a fan.

Traci Rickert - May 4, 2014 - 9:27 am

Love your designs!!

Nita K. - May 4, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Nita from Round Rock, TX

scrapchick/Carrie - May 4, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Thanks for the freebie! Love the layout! Happy NSD!

April B - May 4, 2014 - 4:54 pm

April from Utah. I just found your blog and am so excited I did–your silhouette helps are great and I’m so excited to start following you. Thanks!

Sharee - May 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm

Lehi, Utah
I would love to win!!!

Megan K. - May 4, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Thank you Kerri for the freebies and for sharing the NSD love :D

Tori - May 4, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Tori from Toronto

Rebecca Brigham - May 4, 2014 - 6:54 pm

Thanks for all the great freebies and contest!

Natalie (QSOgirl) - May 4, 2014 - 7:49 pm

Thank you!!
Natalie S.
Ellicott City, MD

Janet Trapp - May 4, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Awesomeness! Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win!
~God bless~

Karen S - May 4, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Thanks for all the fabulous freebies! Would love to take your new class.

Wendy Orme - May 4, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Wendy Orme, Fruit Heights, Utah

Michelle L. - May 4, 2014 - 10:59 pm

I love your designs, Kerri!

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it’s a magicalness kind of day

So a couple weeks ago I shared a serendipitous moment that created a magical photo. Here’s a peek at those photos once more.

magical-camagic-cammagic-kassmagic-oatmeal

 

So of course that moment spurred a kit and a video to show it off!

Therefore, here is the new Magicalness kit.

magicalness


This kit was created with using the designs as overlays in mind. There are 3-5 versions of each style, a 12×12, 4×6 and 4.5×6 with horizontal and vertical orientations, if needed (polkadots and diagonal stripes didn’t need both orientations).

All you need to do is bring in your photo, pick an overlay style depending on your photo, make sure you add color and take down the transparency in Studio and voila, you’ve turned your photo to magicalness with an overlay.

Okay, so all that sound a little overwhelming?

Well, I got a video for that! :)


Now, just so you know, this kit does come with PNG files, so you can use those in Photoshop/Elements and even in Studio. But there are many people that don’t have those programs and rely on Studio to get creative as well as this teaches you how to use any Studio design, really, as an overlay.

so. much. fun.

And speaking of fun, here’s the one-day-only freebie for today.

laugh-tag


Just a cute little print+cut tag that’s all about laughter.

To download it for free–TODAY ONLY–click HERE.

This is no longer available for free, but you can get it in the store.


It’s Friday. I can’t believe the week is over! But I got my hair done and get to go out with hubby for date night….it’s just a magicalness kind of day.

Theresa - May 2, 2014 - 6:55 am

LOVE!!!!

Cindy - May 2, 2014 - 8:52 am

I didn’t know you can print a photo using your Silhoutte Studio. How do you do that?? Love this kit and thanks for the video. I always learn so much from you!!

Kerri - May 2, 2014 - 9:54 am

You can open it like you would any other image or file. Just when you go to print it, make sure you’re choosing good photo settings.

Patti Painter - May 2, 2014 - 10:42 am

Glad I came back to check on the coupon code or would have missed this video. Love this set, thanks for the freebies as well.
Have a great weekend.

Kim Smith - May 2, 2014 - 12:09 pm

Another reason to reel me into getting a Silhouette! Thanks for the freebie and the new video!

yolande k - May 2, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Magnifique !!!! Thank you Kerri !
Bisous

tiffany h - May 2, 2014 - 1:56 pm

The overlays look great on your photos. I think I’ll have to try them out. Thanks for the freebie. Since I only stop by your blog once a week I missed out on the other freebies but I appreciate you offering them.

Patty G. - May 2, 2014 - 8:45 pm

You never cease to amaze me! Thanks for the video and all the freebies this week. I can NOT wait to try this new kit!

Carrie-Ann - May 2, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Thank you! Have a great weekend :)

Karen Peterson - May 2, 2014 - 10:51 pm

Thanks so very much Kerri for sharing these freebies and also teaching us how to use your products; so much more helpful when I have a demonstration on how to use something!! Hope your date was fun; I got my hair done today too but no date (dh is in Seattle ;(