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Friday Freebie + Giveaway!

Oh my goodness. This has been such an amazing week so far….it’s Friday and we ain’t done celebratin’ either! We still have a couple more days of goodness coming from our incredible creative team, but today it’s all about what’s free!

It’s Friday and you know what that means. Summer of the Friday Freebie continues! I have been inspired by my week at our girls camp, I do believe. We’ve had such a great time hanging out that we even stayed an extra day. That’s what friends are for, right?

So this could be fun to put on a page that I know I’ll be doing soon. :)


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To download this–forever free–click HERE.


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And I suppose you are wondering who the winners are of the 5 $25 gift cards. :)

That would be:
Natalie (QSOgirl)
Donna Silber
Debbie Jack
Sue Alger
Pat Hines

Congratulations ladies! I’ll be emailing you later today with all the details.

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And now I  do declare, it’s time for another giveaway!

As part of my journey in the wonderful world of creating art and being a part of product development, I had the opportunity to create not one, but three Project Life kits as well as the Photo Overlays kits during my KBS days. I love collaborating with Becky Higgins. Not only is she a total sweetheart, but she has such a clear vision for an amazing system for quickly and easily recording your memories. It’s truly been a life saver for so many people to capture the wonderful moments of their lives.

And to help us celebrate our KBS birthday, Becky and her team have generously given me a Turquoise Core Kit and a Cinnamon Core Kit to give away!

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Oh, but wait, there’s more! I have a set of transparencies to give away too!

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Say what???!!!

Yes, it’s true!

Oh, and just so you know, the Turquoise Kit is soon to be retired. It has been around a long time and now it must go. It’s on sale too so if you don’t win, you can pick it up for a killer price! It was sure fun to make.

So here’s how you can get a multitude of chances to win.

U.S. residents only please.
Winners will be announced on Sunday.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lillian - August 8, 2014 - 2:09 am

Thank you for all the Friday Freebies !
Plus, thank you for a chance to win.
Happy Birthday KBS !

Shirlee - August 8, 2014 - 4:05 am

I love arrows! Thank you for being so generous Kerri.

Cindy - August 8, 2014 - 5:57 am

Cute freebie!
Glad you had a great time camping!
Cindy
Oshkosh,Wisconsin

Theresa - August 8, 2014 - 6:36 am

Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration!
Theresa from Ohio

Tammy Davis - August 8, 2014 - 7:05 am

Tammy Davis
Altus, OK

Debra Parker - August 8, 2014 - 7:08 am

Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

Jeanine Wright - August 8, 2014 - 7:12 am

Glad ya”ll have had a good week in the woods!! Girl time is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!!

LynneB - August 8, 2014 - 7:15 am

Thank you for the opportunity!

Lynne – Frisco, TX

scrappynana - August 8, 2014 - 7:24 am

Love your products, ideas, and summer Friday Freebies!

Paula b - August 8, 2014 - 7:32 am

Love your designs, thanks for the freebies and inspirations!

Lequinta - August 8, 2014 - 7:34 am

This will work great for my summer camping pictures this year!

Brooke King - August 8, 2014 - 7:35 am

Happy Birthday to you! Love KBS…and a chance to win – oh my!

Tara - August 8, 2014 - 7:37 am

Love your stuff! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Donna Silber - August 8, 2014 - 7:39 am

I’m Donna and I grew up in England then moved to Chicago, then moved to Orlando, then moved to Boston and now in San Antonio!

Kathleen D - August 8, 2014 - 7:47 am

Awesome Giveaways Kerri!

Kristine in Wa - August 8, 2014 - 7:53 am

Love your designs– Spokane, Wa.

Karen C - August 8, 2014 - 7:54 am

Love the arrow! Thanks for the freebie and the giveaway.

LaurieM - August 8, 2014 - 7:59 am

Great giveaway! Love your birthday week…so fun! Thanks!

EllyMae - August 8, 2014 - 8:01 am

Thank you for the chance!

Jeanene - August 8, 2014 - 8:03 am

Thanks for the chance to win!

Vanessa Babin - August 8, 2014 - 8:15 am

Great Giveaway and Happy Birthday!

Jill Jackson - August 8, 2014 - 8:23 am

What a fun giveaway, thanks so much for the chance to win!

Amber D - August 8, 2014 - 8:26 am

I’ve always loved that Cinnamon set! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy Meredith - August 8, 2014 - 8:39 am

I love your stuff so much! You have been a life-saver for me in actually taking advantage of my Silhouette!! Happy 4th birthday.

Audrey V - August 8, 2014 - 8:57 am

I have both the Turquoise and Cinnamon kits and I have to say that they both ROCK! I am currently using Turquoise and after looking at all of the newer kits, I picked Turquoise and every week when I work on my PL book, I just love the cards! I bought Cinnamon to make a book for my husband and I love those cards so much that I am constantly “stealing” them to use in other projects. I don’t want to win either kit, just want to pass on that you did a great job with them! I would love the transparencies!

Dana H - August 8, 2014 - 8:58 am

Happy Birthday! I love this giveaway :)

Carolyn E - August 8, 2014 - 9:01 am

Love Fridays!! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Dayna - August 8, 2014 - 9:02 am

Thanks for the giveaways.

Jill F. - August 8, 2014 - 9:08 am

Jill and I’m from Lexington, Kentucky. Thanks for the freebie and the chance!

Lisa Posthumus - August 8, 2014 - 9:11 am

Mmmm, I love cinnamon.

Laurel - August 8, 2014 - 9:15 am

I’m from Farmington, Utah, and am a new Project Lifer. I’ve been a traditional scrapbooker for most of my life! I love your designs!

LouAnn V - August 8, 2014 - 9:15 am

LouAnn
Chino, CA

becky - August 8, 2014 - 9:29 am

Thank you for all of the friday freebies. Love your designs! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mickee - August 8, 2014 - 9:30 am

I’d love to win the cinnamon kit or the transparencies. Thank you for this chance!

Tricia - August 8, 2014 - 9:32 am

Great giveaway. Thanks for the freebie!

Judy Sstiles - August 8, 2014 - 9:39 am

Such an awesome giveaway … and thanks for the freebie!

Barb Mc - August 8, 2014 - 9:52 am

Awesome giveaways! Happy Birthday!

Kathy - August 8, 2014 - 10:31 am

lovin’ a chance to win some PL!
kathy from PDX OR

Ashley N Newell - August 8, 2014 - 11:02 am

Ashley from California

Denise Foor - August 8, 2014 - 11:06 am

Love your blog….the giveaway is awesome!

Melitta Ball - August 8, 2014 - 11:09 am

Hi Kerri!

Thank you so much for sharing your anniversary celebration with us!
I am in Canada but have a USA address to mail to so may I still enter your giveaway please?
Blessings,
Melitta

Carla Hundley - August 8, 2014 - 11:17 am

Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley - August 8, 2014 - 11:19 am

Liked and shared
on FB. Thanks!
Carla from Utah

Kimberly Goon - August 8, 2014 - 11:42 am

I would love to win. Thank you!

Ruthie Lopez - August 8, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Thank you for the freebie!! and for the chance to win!

Lydia - August 8, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Thank you for the Friday Freebies and a chance to win these great PL Kits!

Laura T. - August 8, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Love those kits, and those transparencies are awesome!

Julie Rosenberg - August 8, 2014 - 12:15 pm

Thank you so much for the Friday Freebie and the chance to win the goodies!

Susan W - August 8, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Thanks for a chance to win! Happy Happy Birthday!

Nashonne Newman - August 8, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Nashonne from Crete, IL

marcy e - August 8, 2014 - 12:36 pm

too kind as usual… Thanks for the chance…

Jenn B. - August 8, 2014 - 12:47 pm

I’m from Princeton, NJ!

Janet - August 8, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Awesomeness!
Janet from OH

Sue Alger - August 8, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Sue from Wisconsin

angela - August 8, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Happy Birthday!
Angela from Indy

Myra Merritt - August 8, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Myra Merritt
Lees Summit, Missouri

Linda Craig - August 8, 2014 - 1:12 pm

I love your stuff and your classes. Hope to win this. I have not tried Project Life yet but it does intrigue me since I do not keep up with my scrapbooking.

Sherry T. - August 8, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Happy Birthday!!!
Sherry from Dodge City, Kansas…

Lisa H - August 8, 2014 - 1:25 pm

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa from Germany!

kelly thompson - August 8, 2014 - 1:33 pm

hello, kelly from edmond, ok- holla!

nonni - August 8, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Love your blog and all the freebies and incredible ideas! Thanks and Happy Birthday KBS. Nonni from California

Krista - August 8, 2014 - 1:54 pm

Krista
Kronenwetter, WI

Yvonne - August 8, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Yvonne–currently in Dallas, TX but wherever he camper is parked! :)

Susan - August 8, 2014 - 2:02 pm

I would love to win! Just started Project Life since Kerri’s class! Thanks Kerri!

Lynette Ballard - August 8, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! Lynette Ballard Hurricane, UT

Sarah A - August 8, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Oh, Kerri, you don’t have to bribe us with giveaways to visit your site, we love it anyways! But I will take the chance to win that Turquoise PL kit. (I do already have your Cinnamon one!)
Sarah from Bolingbrook, IL

Angela Ke - August 8, 2014 - 2:40 pm

Holbrook, AZ

Becca Hill - August 8, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Hi. My name is Becca and I’m from the Oregon Coast where the sun is actually shining today!

Trish - August 8, 2014 - 3:17 pm

Thanks Kerri for the great outdoors arrow cut file. Outdoors is where I want to be, just wish I could bring my craft room with me. It has been a beautiful summer here in Nashville, TN, only a few really hot days. I love summer and YOU! Thanks again!

Lauren Lebovitz - August 8, 2014 - 3:18 pm

My birthday was on August 6th!!!wp What another great way to celebrate!!!

linda - August 8, 2014 - 3:25 pm

As always!!!!!!!!! thanks Kerri for the freebies! I love them and thank you for being generous!!

jpscraps - August 8, 2014 - 4:04 pm

JamieP, Pittsburgh, Pa

Love these kits!

Sally - August 8, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Thanks Kerri! For the freebies and for the amazing giveaway!

Diane - August 8, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Thank you again for the Friday Freebie. I always look forward to Fridays and the weekends but you make it even better. I haven’t done Project Life but would love to try. Thanks for the opportunity. I guess I need to get on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram stuff to increase my chances but haven’t quite figured them out yet. haha

Kelly Humby-Tulk - August 8, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Kelly from Knoxville, TN.

Shari Dancer-Thomas - August 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm

What fun! Cool goodies!

LaurieW - August 8, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Thank you so much for the great- freebie (s) I love that you share your talent and inspire us!

Diane Porrazzo - August 8, 2014 - 4:53 pm

Thank you for all your hard work and for letting us have a chance to win some of the great products!

Celeste B. - August 8, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Celeste B., Fishers, IN

Debbie S - August 8, 2014 - 5:48 pm

Greetings from Greenville, SC. Love Project Life, love both great editions, yes Please! Thanks for the chance!

Marilyn Bronson - August 8, 2014 - 6:18 pm

Marilyn From North Carolina here and I am loving this week.

Linda Johnson - August 8, 2014 - 6:25 pm

I live on Cape Cod!

Tracey Magner - August 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Hi, Thank you, Thank you, for the Friday freebies and Thank you for the chance to win the Project Life products I love her products and have made several albums.

Ruth Tacoma - August 8, 2014 - 6:58 pm

Ruth Tacoma, McBain, MI

Susan P - August 8, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Love project life! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Birthday KBS!

Cynthia B. - August 8, 2014 - 7:29 pm

Thank you for the sale this week, thanks for the freebies, thanks for the giveaway (have always liked Turquoise, and those transparencies are AWEsome!), and thank you, thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with us! Love your designs.

Michele Clay - August 8, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Thanks for the freebies, as always, Kerri! And now for the giveaway, too! Happy, Happy 4th Birthday to KBS!

Tracy Bohman - August 8, 2014 - 8:35 pm

Thanks for the awesome giveaways and sell this week. Also, Happy Birthday!!!!!
Thanks again,

Beth M. - August 8, 2014 - 8:37 pm

Love 365 day projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Amy P - August 8, 2014 - 9:28 pm

I’ve been interested in trying out project life. Now would be the perfect time if I won!

Cindy B - August 8, 2014 - 9:31 pm

I live in beautiful NW Montana!

Julia from Staunton, Illinois - August 8, 2014 - 9:37 pm

Happy Birthday to KBS and thanks for the freebies and chances to win the giveaways.

Stacie D - August 8, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Happy birthday! Love your awesome work!

Melissa Johnson - August 8, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Thanks so much for the file. Love it.

Debbie D - August 8, 2014 - 11:23 pm

Love the core kits and overlays!!!!!!!!!

Korey - August 9, 2014 - 1:00 am

Awed by your talent. Have a happy birthday!

Jaci N - August 9, 2014 - 4:55 am

These are so cute, love the transparencies!

Ruth G - August 9, 2014 - 5:46 am

Waving “hi” from western suburbs of Chicago!

Karen K - August 9, 2014 - 7:37 am

The arrows are so fun. Thanks for all the wonderful freebies.

Veronica Miller - August 9, 2014 - 7:55 am

Wonderful giveaway. Love the back to school ideas!

Ashley W - August 9, 2014 - 9:23 am

What a great giveaway! Would love to have either of these collections! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley W - August 9, 2014 - 9:24 am

Batesville, AR

Dee - August 9, 2014 - 10:45 am

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim Warne - August 9, 2014 - 10:49 am

Beaverton, OR

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Katrina H - August 9, 2014 - 1:23 pm

Katrina from Sandy, UT

Elaine Bowman - August 9, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Elaine B. from Kanab, UT

Judy W. - August 9, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Enjoying this giveaway opportunity from Dallas, Texas! Thank you!

Pam K - August 9, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Awesome giveaway!
Pam K from Rancho SD (La Mesa), CA

Mindy - August 9, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Happy birthday! Love those PL kits!

DianeB - August 9, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Happy Birthday from California.

Nola - August 9, 2014 - 11:16 pm

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. I am Nola from Utah

Maggie Massey: One Great Birthday Gift

I told you we just might have a surprise for this week. It’s a KBS birthday just for me…and you! I think this is one of my best KBS birthday presents ever. 

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Last week
Miss Maggie Massey came to visit my ‘house’, and now, I need to clean out a room because she is movin’ in and here to stay!

I am so excited to have her here as a KBS Creative Team Member. I can’t wait to see what great things her creative little mind will come up with.

Wait…I don’t have to wait..you don’t have to wait…
because she’s got something to share with us today!

It’s a double birthday gift for us all! :)

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[ DesignsFeathersBeautiful Somewhere ('love this') / More Background Basics (circle background) ]


I love the unique way Maggie created her project. Love that she used the sketch pens in conjunction with a cut. Just a fabulous way to make something different from your regular ol’ diecuts. Love the unique gift packaging…it’s just awesome!


Here’s what Maggie has to say:

I really enjoy trying to think outside the box when it comes to projects like this…I love trying to see if I can use the files in unconventional and fun ways!

When it comes to decorating packages I like to try to make my own wrapping paper and embellishments…and Kerri’s backgrounds are the perfect place to start! I used my Silhouette Sketch Pens to draw a background onto my paper and then I colored in the negative space with my Neocolor Crayons.

For the feathers, I first sketched them out…again with the Silhouette Pens…and then went back in an cut them out using the offset function on the machine. Finally I colored around the outside of each feather.

PNG files are probably my favorite kinds of files to work with because I can change the shape, color, or background of the design. That’s exactly what I did with Kerri’s ‘LOVE THIS’ card in the new Beautiful Somewhere Collection. I enlarged the card, cropped out the middle circle, colored everything black and cut it out. Then I simply adhered it to a doily and added it to my package!



Welcome Miss Maggie! You are going to be an amazing addition to our little corner of the world. :)


And just a reminder…don’t forget to catch the sale going on.
It ends Sunday!

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Jennifer Chapin - August 8, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Awesome! I love Maggie’s work!!!

Party! Party! Party!

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The KBS Birthday party continues with another fabulous gift idea from Miss Nichol! And having just ventured into the art of stenciling on fabric, I was fascinated to see Nichol’s way of doing things. Let’s check it out:

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Perfect for the teenager in your house, right? I think it’s awesome! And I love the fabric she chose for it as well.


Here’s what Nichol has to say on making this lovely item:

I love the look of painted text on throw pillows and I absolutely adore the handwriting in Kerri’s Something To Say Kit (it’s used in many of her other recent kits as well) and thought a phrase from this kit would look awesome stenciled on a throw pillow. I’ve made several new things for my daughter’s bedroom and throw pillows will complete the ensemble. Her room is aqua + black + white so I went with a black and white theme for this throw pillow using a solid fabric for the front where I stenciled the text and a fun text print fabric on the back. I sewed my own pillow cover but this technique would work just as well with a pre-made pillow cover as long as it can be removed from the pillow and place a piece of cardboard inside while painting so that the paint doesn’t seep through!


Just love it Nichol!


Don’t forget, it’s a party all week long here, so be sure to keep tuning in each day!

 

Ruth G - August 6, 2014 - 5:58 am

Great idea for a project! One of the things I love about digital files is that you can make them whatever size works for what you want to do with it! This sentiment is definitely perfectly sized for this pillow and are wise words, especially for teens.
Thanks so much for sharing! It’s so fun seeing these gift ideas from the team!

notoes - August 6, 2014 - 6:44 am

I also use cardboard inside to prevent bleeding through (nice to know someone else does it). But you can also use plain old indoor/outdoor spray paint which works just as good.

Susan P - August 6, 2014 - 8:01 am

Love this pillow! Two questions for Nicole or Kerri though:
What kind of material did Nicole use for the stencil, and what type of paint? Thanks for the inspiration!

Bab's - August 6, 2014 - 2:35 pm

What kind of material did you use for the black stencil? Ink, Paint or what? Great idea to do with my grandkids.

Maggie - August 7, 2014 - 3:18 am

so so fantastic!

I’m totally doing it.

The Party is in Full Swing!

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Woooowee! We are having some fun! This party is just a-rockin’! If you haven’t entered for a chance to win some yummy gift cards, do that in yesterday’s post.

I gave my girls the assignment to think outside the birthday box for this party. I gave them the challenge of making a fun gift or packaging or cards or anything that would be awesome for a birthday for that special someone in your life.

Layle asked if I could make a phrase for her project: Today Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day.

I, of course, was happy to oblige…because look what she made!

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[ Designs | Today Is A Good Day ]


i. love. this.

The whole ensemble is just beautiful! Love the combination of the frame with the gold lettering….and the star on top. I would love this as a birthday gift. (hint hint. ;) )


Here’s what Layle has to say:

You know when you see something and it spurs an idea and you just can’t get it out of your head?  That’s this project! A few months ago I was watching a show on HGTV and I saw the saying ‘Today is a Good Day to Have a Good Day’ on a piece of wall art.  That was the first time I’d seen/heard the saying; I love the meaning of it – it’s up to you to decide what kind of day you’re going to have, every day.  I emailed Kerri right away and asked if she would create a cut file with that saying and voila, she did!  Just love that about Miss Kerri :)  Anyhoo, I knew I wanted to take that saying and frame it.  I picked up the white frame at Michaels and used that lovely piece of sky patterned paper (by Simple Stories) for the background.  I cut the saying out of gold glitter cardstock, adhered to the paper and inserted it behind the glass.  I thought the frame needed a little something, so I added the metal gold heart to the top.  Quick and easy project, but super meaningful.  This now sits front and center in our family room to remind me, and hopefully my husband and our 2 teenage boys, that it’s up to you to make today a good day!

So true Miss Layle! Attitude is everything. And now, I think I need to go make me one of those. :)


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The normal Two-Fer Tuesday is on hiatus this week due to our current monster sale, but we do have a brand new kit for ya! It is a possibility we may see this in action. It was requested. But sometimes things don’t always work out like we plan, so I’m not making any promises. :)

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Just some yummy words to use for a plethora of projects. And they don’t even have to be food related. :)

Got more great stuff comin’….all week long, so stay tuned!

Dolly aka scrapthat/scrapscrapthat - August 5, 2014 - 11:03 am

Nice kit Kerri!! TFS!

Ruth G - August 6, 2014 - 5:54 am

Definitely an awesome project all around, from the design of the sentiment to the papers and elements that Layle chose! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing! This is definitely a gift-worthy project!

Four on the Fourth

Four years ago today was a very exciting and monumental day for me. I remember it well. Not only did that day we have lightning hit right by our house–at 5 a.m.–knocking out two televisions and a cable box, but it was the very first time I sold a kit.

Which leads me to this big event for today.

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Can you believe it’s been FOUR years already? It seems like I only started this last year.

It’s crazy!

But before we get this party started, it’s time for a bit of pause and reflection, because that’s what you do on birthdays when you get older. I don’t usually wax philosophical, but on a day like today, it’s called for, right?

I had so many questions that went through my head in the summer of 2010.
   Will this business work?
   Will people actually buy something from little ol’ me?
   Will it become a business that I hoped it can be?
   Can I really do this?

It’s a giant leap of faith to do something like this when you know that you need to help support your family and you don’t have a regular monthly paycheck coming in.

But I always go with my gut, and it was telling me:

Yes. Do this. Do it now.

I still consider myself grateful every single day that I’m able to do what I do. I have been so very fortunate to be able to work from home, particularly in today’s world. The first six year’s of marriage and the birth of three children were not that way though as I worked full-time at WordPerfect during that time. After a three year working hiatus, in 1997, I found myself in the world of scrapbooking. Who knew it would turn into what it has now–both in the industry and for myself. Having the opportunity to help provide for my family and work at home was a blessing. One that I’ve never taken for granted.

It’s not always been easy. Try having a deadline to create a Cricut cartridge, having pretty much a full-time job already creating scrapbook pages for Lisa Bearnson+QVC, and not knowing a thing about Illustrator. Talk about trial by fire! But having the opportunity was truly a serendipitous moment. Previous plans that were canceled while at CHA in Chicago in 2005 led me to dinner with old friends from Provo Craft–Desiree Tanner and Heather Lancaster. If it wasn’t for their faith in me and running into them that night, who knows where I would be.

I believe, everything happens for a reason. 

It may not be done in the best of ways or it may be done in a serendipitous way. We may not always know ‘the plan’, but there’s always a reason.

I’m happy, here and now. 

I’m thrilled that so many of you have been there to support me as friends in this crazy adventure and have been with me all these years–even before little ol’ KBS came into existence. I have made so many new friends and continue to be amazed by all of your wonderful spirits.

It’s been an amazing ride and I hope for many more years to come!

Now let’s get this party started!

But wait…first things first. Just so you know, I only do a sale like this one maybe once or twice a year. So if you wanted to stock up on kits or classes, now would be the time! Also, during these fun party weeks, the Class Extras are available for sale, so if you wanted them but didn’t need to take the class? Now’s your chance. You can find them in the store.

The sale ends Sunday.

We are going to have an exciting week full of inspiration from the KBS Creative Team! But first, I think we should start this party off with a bang! Because you know how I like to give things away….

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A giveaway of FIVE $25 gift cards
to spend on whatever tickles your fancy!

Here’s how to enter.
Contest ends at midnight Tuesday night.
Good luck!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Pat - August 4, 2014 - 3:38 am

Happy 4th Birthday!!!

Marilyn Bronson - August 4, 2014 - 4:17 am

Happy 4th Birthday and thank you for all the inspiration and teaching me to use my Silhouette. I’m actually getting pretty good!

angela - August 4, 2014 - 4:19 am

Happy 4th Birthday! from Angela in Indy

Carla Crosby - August 4, 2014 - 5:08 am

Love your products and have enjoyed your classes…you rock girlie~

JeannieD - August 4, 2014 - 5:29 am

Congrats!

Jan - August 4, 2014 - 5:42 am

Congrats on 4 years! So glad you went with your gut.

Donna Hooper - August 4, 2014 - 5:46 am

Just dropping by to say hi – all the way from New Zealand!

Donna Silber - August 4, 2014 - 5:46 am

Happy Birthday!

Donna Silber - August 4, 2014 - 5:47 am

I’m Donna and I grew up in England, moved to Chicago, then Orlando, then Boston and now San Antonio!

Lequinta - August 4, 2014 - 5:52 am

Happy Birthday! Just in time for my new adventure with my new Silhouette!

Karen Snyder - August 4, 2014 - 6:03 am

Happy 4th Birthday! Love your work and your designs and your blog! Congratulations!!

Karen Snyder
Plano, Texas

Jaci Nash - August 4, 2014 - 6:15 am

Happy 4th Birthday!! I love your site and your work.
Jaci Nash
White Bear Lake, MN

Danita Rasmussen - August 4, 2014 - 6:15 am

Congratulations on your 4th year! You bring a wealth of knowledge and happiness to the world. Thanks!!!

Sue Alg - August 4, 2014 - 6:23 am

Congrats and thanks for the chance to win. Taken many of your online courses and have most of your “This and That” kits. Keep it up.

TracyM #6773 - August 4, 2014 - 6:23 am

HAPPY 4th Birthday Kerri!!!
Tracy Moloney checking in from Victoria, Australia :)
THANK YOU for sharing your birthday celebrations with us!!!

joan feeney - August 4, 2014 - 6:27 am

I purchased the classes and due to my own time constraints I have only taken one. They are chock full of information and point of views on how to approach the silhouette and manage your file. I can’t wait to dive into the next class!

Denise Bryant - August 4, 2014 - 6:27 am

Congrats on 4 years!
Denise from Penn Valley, CA

Robin - August 4, 2014 - 6:35 am

HaPpY BiRtHdAy!! Thanks for your years of awsomeness!

Rachel - August 4, 2014 - 6:41 am

Congrats on the anniversary!

Angie Coleman - August 4, 2014 - 6:41 am

Happy 4th Birthday! Your creativity and talents are so generously shared with us all! I love to visit your blog and get totally inspired. Your classes have taught me more about the Silhouette than I ever thought I would know. Thanks, Kerri!

Caroline M. - August 4, 2014 - 6:44 am

Big thanks for all you share. You are awesome !!

Theresa - August 4, 2014 - 6:48 am

Congratulations on 4 years! I was recently re-organizing some of my scrapping supplies – especially my cricut cartridges and saw that the Graphically Speaking cartridge was designed by you. How did I not know that???? What rock have I been under? I use that cartridge quite a bit for my PL pages.
Theresa from Ohio

Jacquie Desilets - August 4, 2014 - 6:52 am

Happy 4th Anniversary Kerri!

Cindy K - August 4, 2014 - 6:57 am

Happy 4th Kerri!! So glad your path led you here! You are so talented and have always shared your talents and knowledge to help others so generously. Bask in this milestone for just a little bit!

Tina - August 4, 2014 - 7:10 am

Happy birthday!

Sally - August 4, 2014 - 7:12 am

I am so glad you took that leap of faith and followed your gut! Happy 4th Birthday!
Sally- Woods Cross, Utah

Amy C. - August 4, 2014 - 7:17 am

Amy from Indianapolis, IN

Melissa M. - August 4, 2014 - 7:40 am

Happy 4th birthday! Love your blog

Susan R - August 4, 2014 - 7:43 am

Excited about your giveaway. Love your stuff!

LindaH - August 4, 2014 - 7:44 am

Congrats on four years–and best wishes for many more! One of the best conferences I ever attended was at WordPerfect–my first visit to Utah. Sent from Se Wisconsin.

Debbie J. :) - August 4, 2014 - 7:45 am

Fabulous!! Happy 4th!!

katie Jones - August 4, 2014 - 7:45 am

Happy 4th birthday! I’m so glad that you made that decision and decided to share your talents with us! I just love popping by your blog each day to see what you have here. I’ve learned so much from you!!!

Gaby - August 4, 2014 - 7:53 am

Congratulations!!!!!

Julie C - August 4, 2014 - 7:54 am

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for sharing all you do…I can only imagine what your 4th year will bring…definitely looking forward to it!

LauraM - August 4, 2014 - 7:55 am

Thanks for the giveaway!
Park Ridge, IL

christi in ma - August 4, 2014 - 7:55 am

Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more!!!

Liz Lumsden - August 4, 2014 - 7:57 am

Happy happy joy joy on your 4th birthday!

Patty G. - August 4, 2014 - 7:59 am

Congratulations bon 4 successful years! Graphically Speaking was my favorite Cricut cartridge! I’ve been buying from you from the beginning. Love your style!
Patty G. From New Jersey

Jenna Hipps - August 4, 2014 - 8:03 am

This is going to be fun!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the discount in your store. YAY!!

Jenna Hipps - August 4, 2014 - 8:05 am

Happy 4th Birthday! Thanks for the giveaways!!

Nashonne Newman - August 4, 2014 - 8:09 am

Nashonne, saying ‘Happy Birthday KBS’ from Crete, IL

Lydia - August 4, 2014 - 8:10 am

Happy Anniversary! Owning a business is a scary venture but sooo rewarding! Congratulations!

PaulaJean Kirby - August 4, 2014 - 8:11 am

Happy Birthday!!! Love, love your work/designs!! Huge fan!!!

Robin - August 4, 2014 - 8:17 am

Happy 4th! So glad you took that chance. I’m from San Antonio, Texas.

Judy - August 4, 2014 - 8:20 am

HBD!
Judy Rakes
Westminster, CO

Kirsten - August 4, 2014 - 8:23 am

I’m here often and enjoy your entire site, so thank you for being around for 4 years! Congrats!

Jane - August 4, 2014 - 8:25 am

Congratulations!

Nicole - August 4, 2014 - 8:36 am

Nicole
Pinehurst, NC

Kim H - August 4, 2014 - 8:37 am

Kim H
Ft. Leavenworth, KS

I am such a huge fan of you and your work. Happy Birthday!!!

Jeannie L - August 4, 2014 - 8:37 am

Congrats and Happy 4th! I’ve been a fan since I found you through Nichol.

Greetings from hot & humid Singapore!
Jeannie

Ruth G - August 4, 2014 - 8:38 am

Ruth from suburban Chicago here wishing Kerri Bradford Studio a very happy fourth birthday!

Cindy Trimble - August 4, 2014 - 8:38 am

Congrats! Love your style!

LauraJean - August 4, 2014 - 8:48 am

Happy Happy Fouth! Love your work and thanks for the sale!

Samantha Clark - August 4, 2014 - 8:54 am

Hi! Cindy Trimble sent me here, and I’m excited too be here. Thanks!

Melitta Ball - August 4, 2014 - 8:58 am

Your work is amazing and congratulations on your 4th Anniversary!!
Many Blessings,
Melitta

Dolly - August 4, 2014 - 9:00 am

Happy Birthday KBS….I love ya’! you’re stylish and fun and one of my, and my Silhouette’s Best buds! and you always know the right things to say!! You ROCK!

Carla Hundley - August 4, 2014 - 9:01 am

Carla from Utah

Dolly - August 4, 2014 - 9:02 am

Oh that was from Dolly in BC. I was just so excited to say happy Birthday I got ahead of myself! LOL

Renee G - August 4, 2014 - 9:05 am

Happy Birthday so happy that you started your business. I have used so many of your designs and given away many of the printer trays of”This and That”. Keep up the good work and hope you have many more years creating for us!

Pam K - August 4, 2014 - 9:07 am

Happy 4th Birthday – congratulations on a successful venture! I’m Pam K from La Mesa, CA

Tricia - August 4, 2014 - 9:21 am

HAPPY B-DAY KBS! :)

Kimberly Goon - August 4, 2014 - 9:23 am

Kimberly Goon from Las Vegas Nevada!

Kendra - August 4, 2014 - 9:27 am

Congratulations on four years! I know running your own business is a ton of work but you do a great job. I wish you all the success in the future.

Diane - August 4, 2014 - 9:27 am

Happy Birthday, Keri!! Love your work and your generousity!

Kelli Wells - August 4, 2014 - 9:36 am

Happy Birthday! So glad 4 years ago you took the plunge!!

Gisele - August 4, 2014 - 9:38 am

My friend Kristine Davidson shared me your Instagram post, as I am a newbie to Silhouette Cameo. Can’t wait to create but 1st need some classes! :)

Lynette Ballard - August 4, 2014 - 9:39 am

That’s super exciting that you’ve been doing this for 4 years! Wow! Lynette Ballard, Hurricane UT

Brenda - August 4, 2014 - 9:43 am

Brenda
Dove Canyon, CA

Happy Birthday!! I have several of your kits and love them!!

Missy - August 4, 2014 - 9:47 am

Happy Birthday KBS!!

Rockwall, TX

Lisa P - August 4, 2014 - 9:59 am

congrats on 4 years. That is quite a bit of work and a great accomplishment. I am newer to Silhouette but have already been checking your stuff out. So fun!

Cherri - August 4, 2014 - 10:03 am

Happy Birthday KBS. Thanks for all your silhouette help.

Gwen Lords - August 4, 2014 - 10:03 am

Congrats Kerri! I’m glad you followed your gut and started this, I love your designs!

Renee - August 4, 2014 - 10:06 am

Congratulations on 4 years! You are a talented designer! I’ve taken several of your classes and will add to my collection. Thanks for this sale!!

Kathy W - August 4, 2014 - 10:20 am

Happy 4th Birthday!

Michele Swanberg - August 4, 2014 - 10:27 am

Congratulations on four years of KBS! Wishing you continued success!

Linda Craig - August 4, 2014 - 10:41 am

Happy four years. I’m from PA and taken several of your classes

michele - August 4, 2014 - 10:54 am

happy birthday kerri!!! :)

Stephanie H. - August 4, 2014 - 11:15 am

Happy 4th birthday! And congrats on all the success!

Jeanne B - August 4, 2014 - 11:17 am

Happy Birthday! Love your blog and your products.

Tanya H - August 4, 2014 - 11:23 am

Tanya from OKC here … congrats, Kerri! :) I’ve been here with you from the beginning and I can’t thank you enough for all the great tutorials, advice, freebies and just being super cool and sharing yourself with us! :) I’m so grateful for you responding to my emails with questions, or comments on FB over the years. Keep up the fantastic work! You are one amazing woman, and we all love ya!! :)

Sarah A - August 4, 2014 - 11:36 am

Sarah from Bolingbrook, Illinois, hoping to win and wishing you congrats, Kerri! I’m so glad you took that leap, ’cause now we have all your goodness available at one site!

Tiffany H - August 4, 2014 - 11:51 am

Happy 4th Anniversary!

Mona - August 4, 2014 - 12:04 pm

Congratulations Kerri, I so enjoy your site and the classes I’ve taken have been wonderful. Thanks for all you do. Mona from Florida

[…] 3. Speaking of Miss Bradford, it’s her studio’s fourth birthday! I’m always in love with Kerri’s creativity–her designs are always my favorite. EVERYTHING in her store is 30% off until Sunday. Yep–EVERYTHING! Go here to shop and use coupon “birthday4.” Plus hurry over now and enter a big giveaway! […]

3kidmama - August 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Happy Birthday, KBS!

scrapchick/Carrie - August 4, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the chance!

Judy Stiles - August 4, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Happy 4th Birthday …. and many more to come!!

Jeanene - August 4, 2014 - 12:23 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m so glad that I found KBS!

Laura T. - August 4, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Happy 4th Birthday! Just LOVE your designs.

Kathleen S. - August 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Thanks for the party, Kerri! You’ve certainly made a success of your jump into uncertainty. Glad you took the challenge!

dolly - August 4, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Happy happy 4th birthday!

Angie - August 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Happy 4th Birthday. Lino Lakes, MN

JJ Palmer - August 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Happy Happy Birthday!

Marcy - August 4, 2014 - 12:35 pm

Oh my!!! 4 already!!! Congrats!!! Can’t wait to see what the future holds! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with those of us who are somewhat challenged and need just a little push/inspiration… xoxo, marcy e.

Beth M - August 4, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Thanks for taking the plunge 4 years ago!

Natalie (QSOgirl) - August 4, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Happy birthday! So glad you’re doing this, too! You’ve taught me so much.

Natalie S, from Ellicott City, MD

Ann McKuin - August 4, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Happy 4 on the 4th! Thank you for making my Cameo fun to use

Melanie Jackson - August 4, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Happy B-day KBS!!! I love your style (Turquoise edition of PL) and your blog is always full of inspiration. Great job and keep it coming.

Sandie - August 4, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!! I love your classes!

Cindy V. - August 4, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Happy Birthday to you! Love your projects and I NEED your classes!

Shirlee - August 4, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Fun!

"Cathy - August 4, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Happy Birthday KBS, and thank you for the opportunity to win!

hafida - August 4, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Happy birthday KBS !!!!

Lois - August 4, 2014 - 12:47 pm

Prizes, the staff of life

Sherry T. - August 4, 2014 - 12:48 pm

happy 4th…wishing you many more exciting ones…in a good way…LOL.

hafida - August 4, 2014 - 12:48 pm

Happy birthday KBS !!!

Carol S - August 4, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Happy Birthday Kerri – I’m so glad you stuck with it through the hard times!

Michelle M - August 4, 2014 - 12:55 pm

LOVE your products and classes Kerri!

Leslie S. - August 4, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Happy Birthday!! Congrats on your 4 years.

yolande k - August 4, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Joyeux Anniversaire Kerri !!! Longue continuation à ton blog !
Bises

Roxane F. - August 4, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Congrats from Roxane in Illinois

Rhadonda - August 4, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Happy Birthday!! Rhadonda Sterling, IL

Marcie - August 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Happy Birthday!!!!

Katherine McKamey - August 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Comgrats!!

Susan - August 4, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Happy Birthday! May the “4th” be with you!

April Joy - August 4, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Happy birthday!!

Deborah Northcutt - August 4, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Thank for the awesome giveway!!! Would love to win one!!!

Tiffany H - August 4, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Congrats and Happy Birthday!

Tiffany H
Louisiana

Cathleen - August 4, 2014 - 2:06 pm

Happy birthday! Cathleen, Atlanta, Georgia… And psst… how about a “let it snow” like the jingle all the way?! :)

Andrea D. - August 4, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Congratulations on your birthday. Thanks for sharing your creativity/inspiration with all of us.

Lara Read - August 4, 2014 - 2:16 pm

oh Happy Day! Congrats Kerri! I’m so glad it has worked out for you! Happy Bday! Lara in Pleasant Grove.

Barbara Wilbanks - August 4, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Greeting from near Atlanta, GA. Happy 4 years. Hope for many more. Love your Silhouette tutorials. They are the best!

Susan P - August 4, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Happy Birthday to you! Love everything you make – love all the Silhouette classes! Here’s to many more happy KBS years!

Doreen Dainard - August 4, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Happy 4th birthday and many more too come

Cindy Jacobs - August 4, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Congratulations on your success and thank you for all that you teach and share! Appreciate the chance to win!!!

Betsy - August 4, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Congratulations, Kerri! I’ve loved ALL of your classes and your blog. You are the one!

Kim Smith - August 4, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Hi Kerri *waves*. I’m Kim and I’m from Philadelphia, PA.

Happy Anniversary!!

Robin - August 4, 2014 - 3:13 pm

WHOO HOO! I already wished you Happy Birthday, but I’m happy to do it again! Cuz, I just ordered several kits from you, and I’m SO glad you had this sale, so I could do that! THANKS KERRI!
HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

Gild - August 4, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you have many more. Gilda from Ontario.

Lynn M - August 4, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Congrats on 4 years! Love your blog and Friday Freebies!! :)

Cathy - August 4, 2014 - 3:28 pm

Hey, my basketball hoop was struck by lightning (which then traveled to my house) two weeks ago! Unfortunately, have a lot more damage than what you did. Finally got my fridge and dishwasher repaired the other day, yay! But it killed my silhouette :( still trying to get ins. $$ for it to get a new one. I’m so sad w/o it!

LaurieM - August 4, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Happy birthday! What a fun par-tay! Love your classes, love your style, love your files, love your giveaways! Thank you! Now….off to do some shopping! Woot!

Mickee - August 4, 2014 - 3:54 pm

Congratulations on this milestone day!

Carol W. - August 4, 2014 - 3:56 pm

Congratulations @ Happy Birthday KBS! Carol W. for Kyle, TX.

RPomeroy - August 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm

R Pomeroy
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Amy Coose - August 4, 2014 - 4:06 pm

What an amazing achievement! Congrats on growing such an awesome business.

Karen C - August 4, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Happy 4th birthday!

Alysia H - August 4, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your talents!

Tanya P. - August 4, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Tanya P.
Oley, PA

Julie B. - August 4, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Happy 4th Birthday!!

Tiff Firth - August 4, 2014 - 5:07 pm

you’re my first port of call for silhouette cut files. Your da BOMB.

happy birthday.

:)

Karen K - August 4, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I just love your blog and your work. Thanks for sharing and birthday congratulations .

vicki g\ - August 4, 2014 - 5:35 pm

Happy Birthday from San Antonio

Sherry107 - August 4, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Love your site and work!! So glad I found you!!!
sherry107

diane - August 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm

What a wonderful gift. Happy 4th.

Debbie S - August 4, 2014 - 5:43 pm

I love your website and designs! I hope to take advantage of your sale, but the gift card would sure help! HAPPY BIRTHDAY from South Carolina!

LaurieW - August 4, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Congratulations on 4 years- love your teaching style!!

Kristen V - August 4, 2014 - 6:10 pm

Happy Birthday! I’m from Kansas.

LouAnn V - August 4, 2014 - 6:28 pm

Happy Birthday!!

LouAnn from Chino, CA

Veronica Miller - August 4, 2014 - 6:33 pm

Happy, happy Birthday! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this week. Thanks for the fabulous sale!

SammyD - August 4, 2014 - 6:37 pm

A BIG Happy 4th Brithday!!!

Lauren - August 4, 2014 - 6:43 pm

Have been loving the classes! Happy Birthday!

Jackie Kraftchick - August 4, 2014 - 6:52 pm

I have absolutely loved the ThisandThat series – Happy 4th!!!

Nita K. - August 4, 2014 - 7:02 pm

Nita
Round Rock, TX

Kathleen D - August 4, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Happy Birthday Kerri! And congratulations for making your dream into a reality! Not everyone does that so “kudos” to you!

SuzannaL - August 4, 2014 - 7:27 pm

Happy birthday!! So awesome to celebrate with you all the way in Virginia!

Diane - August 4, 2014 - 7:32 pm

You made the right decision. Love your classes!!

Mindy - August 4, 2014 - 7:36 pm

Happy 4th Birthday!

Mindy H
Altoona, Iowa

Tammy Davis - August 4, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Love your classes and your products! I am so happy that you decided to do this!

Sandy - August 4, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Congrats on four successful years! We’re sure glad you went for it!

Tammy Davis - August 4, 2014 - 7:57 pm

Can’t edit my former post!
Tammy Davis
Altus, Oklahoma!

Kary - August 4, 2014 - 8:21 pm

A very happy 4th birthday–and many thanks for teaching me how to use my Silhouette!

Rebekah - August 4, 2014 - 9:07 pm

Happy Anniversary! You’re an amazing designer & teacher! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Gina Baj - August 4, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Happy Birthday!!! I love your shop and blog!!

LinhC - August 4, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Congrats from LinhC in Birmingham, AL

Roberta - August 4, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Love your giveaways!

Roberta - August 4, 2014 - 10:29 pm

Love your giveaways in sunny Seattle!

Lois - August 4, 2014 - 11:33 pm

Happy Anniversary – thanks so much for sharing your time and your talents with all of us. Truly!

Laura - August 5, 2014 - 12:10 am

Congrats!! Love your blog and classes!

Brenda Howell - August 5, 2014 - 12:31 am

Congrats!!!!
Brenda Howell
Concord CA

Tara M - August 5, 2014 - 12:42 am

Congratulations Kerri!

Nina Chow - August 5, 2014 - 1:31 am

Happy B day. love your files

Karen Walker - August 5, 2014 - 5:33 am

Happy Birthday! I’ll be back to shop later this week!

Janet - August 5, 2014 - 5:35 am

Congratulations on all this awesomeness!

Cindy - August 5, 2014 - 6:00 am

Cindy
Oshkosh,WI

Penny Grimsley - August 5, 2014 - 6:12 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! YOU ARE AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND FUN! THANKS FOR BRIGHTENING ALL OF OUR SCRAPPY LIVES WITH YOUR CREATIVE GOODNESS.

Marcia Dehn-Nix - August 5, 2014 - 6:26 am

Happy Birthday from Minnesota!

Barbara - August 5, 2014 - 6:30 am

Happy Birthday!! I am so happy I found your blog and classes.

Kim - August 5, 2014 - 6:33 am

Happy Birthday! I love your products. Hope you have many, many more Birthday’s to come.

Kim - August 5, 2014 - 6:35 am

Forgot to say I’m from SW Florida!

Suz - August 5, 2014 - 8:25 am

Happy 4th birthday!
Suz in Washington

Margie Visnick - August 5, 2014 - 8:44 am

Margie Visnick Humboldt, TN

Michelle - August 5, 2014 - 8:47 am

Happy birthday!!!!!

Deneen - August 5, 2014 - 8:55 am

Thanks Kerri! I love everything you make :) Congrats on an idea turned into a wonderful business!

Lisa Posthumus - August 5, 2014 - 9:00 am

So glad you took the leap and started your business. Happy 4th birthday.

Carla Hoffner - August 5, 2014 - 9:45 am

Hey Happy Birthday KBS!! Love all your kits. I have been a fan of your work since your days with Lisa on QVC! Happy day and many more!! You just keep getting better!

Tasha - August 5, 2014 - 9:58 am

Happy Birthday, KBS!!! Off to see what I can’t live without.

Kristine - August 5, 2014 - 10:58 am

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Amber M. - August 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

Happy birthday, KBS!!! Love your stuff … keep it coming :) Very inspiring that you went for your dream – way to go!!!!!

Bernice J - August 5, 2014 - 11:34 am

Bernice J from Alberta, Canada

Kristy - August 5, 2014 - 11:44 am

Happy 4th Birthday!! Love your products!!

betty lou - August 5, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Happy 4th from Betty Lou in Gainesville, TX!!!

Chrissy - August 5, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Congratulations from Chrissy! I am Colorado born and raised :)

Deb Lucero - August 5, 2014 - 1:43 pm

AND I’m so glad you started your business. Your designs are all over my scrapbooks!

Debbie D - August 5, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Debbie, from San Jose Ca. Love your products and classes! Happy Birthday!

mitchmac - August 5, 2014 - 2:14 pm

Happy Birthday and thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

Ana Cabotaje - August 5, 2014 - 2:43 pm

Happy birthday! More power to you!

Jennifer Freedman - August 5, 2014 - 4:06 pm

Congratulations on four great years, and here’s to many, many more!

Pam A - August 5, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Happy Birthday Kerri. I love all of your classes and files and can’t wait to see what you come up with next… Perhaps a class with all of the updates and changes to DE and the new mat that you scan???

Youngmi - August 5, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Happy Birthday from Boston!

Debbie - August 5, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Happy 4th birthday KBS! Love your kits Kerr. :-)

Debbie - August 5, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Happy Birthday!! Awesome giveaway!!!!

Lee - August 5, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Congrats on 4 years! Lee from Michigan!

Paula B - August 5, 2014 - 9:06 pm

I wanna win! I love all your stuff Kerri. Congratulations on 4 years. Please continue making great designs!

Shirlee - August 5, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Happy 4th Birthday! You are one of my favorite artists Kerri and your website is the best. Thank you for all you do for your followers!

DianeB - August 5, 2014 - 11:20 pm

My name is DianeB and I am from central valley California.

Tracy Bohman - August 5, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Happy Birthday, Thanks for teaching me so much

Friday Freebie • Going There

The summer of the Friday Freebie continues with a travel-themed freebie….a sort of continuation, if you will, of the Beautiful Somewhere  kit that was released on Tuesday this week.

going_there_sample

To download this–forever free–click HERE.


Of course, this can be used for soooo much more than something travel-themed. You could use it for positive affirmation, going to an event…anything. You could even add other specific words about where there is. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and…

….be sure to tune in Monday because there’s some fun stuff going on next week! 

Christina C - August 1, 2014 - 8:54 am

Thank you for the freebie! I think I will use it for my daughter’s move in day at college!

Lara - August 1, 2014 - 10:34 am

Thank you! super awesome as always.

Hey it looks like you are working on campy type of stuff, i’d love it if you included a cute little cabin your camping kit :)

yolande k - August 1, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Merci beaucoup Kerry pour ce freebie !
Bises

Barbara - August 1, 2014 - 8:27 pm

Thank you!!

Marilyn - August 2, 2014 - 8:44 am

Thank you!

Maggie Massey, Part Deux

Maggie Massey is still here at the KBS house and is sharing some delicious stuff for ‘breakfast.’ :)

Take a look at this yummy album!

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[ DesignsWeathered Door Alphabet / Find Joy in the Ordinary / Tiny Details (tags) ]


I think the way Maggie incorporated the Tiny Details cards is genius! Love how she made a flip card with them! And I also adore the way she cut the giant number outlines and overlaid them onto her photos. It’s just fan-freakin’-tastic!


Here’s what Maggie has to say:

I love making albums and pages that include photos of my kids and their favorite things “right now.” They love looking back on these projects and seeing just what they were loving at the time…(and they often can’t believe they actually liked what they liked…). For this little album I found photos I took of each of the kids on the 4th of July. I added their ages directly onto each photo using the Weathered Door Alphabet and then printed them out at 5″x5″.

I absolutely adore the “Tiny Details” cards…so I sized them to 5″ high and printed out the ones I wanted to use for my project. I journaled on the backs of each card and added them to my photos with washi tape…creating little doors over part of each of the photos.

I cut the “Find Joy in the Ordinary” title with my Silhouette and cut off the “Find Joy” from the rest to use as my album title. I embossed these words with some white embossing powder to make them a little more sturdy…and then I added them to a piece of vellum.

For me, the best part of using digital files in my work is that I can change the sizes, shapes & colors of the elements I use. I mean, really? Is there anything better than being able to use the designs you love over and over in a million different ways?

 

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Thank you so much for coming on over to my house Miss Maggie and sharing your talents.
It’s been absolutely delightful having you here!

Barbara - July 31, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Love it – Now I have a good use for Washi Tape!! Thanks for the cool idea!

julie - August 2, 2014 - 6:38 pm

I loved this little book, the hidden numbers and interactiveness….so cute and fun!

Julie

[…] Last week Miss Maggie Massey came to visit my ‘house’, and now, I need to clean out a room because she is movin’ in and here to stay! […]

Knock. Knock. Who’s There?

There’s another guest knocking at the KBS door! Let’s open it up and see who it is….

….well hellllooooooo Maggie Massey!!!


Soooo excited to have you here visiting us!

I have to admit, I’m only a fairly recent Maggie ’diehard’ for an–I don’t want to say odd reason, but it’s funny how things happen. I, of course, knew who Maggie was because I’d seen her amazing work that she’d done for Heidi Swapp, but I don’t always make it out to Heidi’s site (or others) as often as I’d like. And when I do, I kind of do the ‘power look’. Love it when there are photos and can see a multitude of pretty things at once. :)

Enter Instagram.

Here’s another confession. I’m just barely getting into Instagram like I should. I actually created an account for my iPoud Touch waaaay back when it first started and then didn’t do anything with it until I decided to start a business one just a year ago. I know…I’m not exactly one to jump on the bandwagon of things and I’m still learning about it. I’m also not one to go Instagram hopping either (except for these past few days). It’s just I spend so much time on my computer that when I’m not working it’s nice not to look at the computer. Ya know what I mean Vern?

Meanwhile back at the ranch….

During the week leading up to National Scrapbook Day I’d participated in some craziness of the week with Big Picture Classes on Instagram–my first real soiree using Instagram–and I think that’s when Maggie first followed me, or at least that’s when I first noticed Maggie in my neck of the woods anyway. And being swept up in the craziness of the week, I followed her in return.

Like I say, it’s funny how things happen. I am sooooooo glad I clicked that little rectangle shaped +person button. I adore her work and I adore her! She just inspires me.

And now, she is here to inspire us all!

Take a look…

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[ Designs |  Life is Wonderful / Click (negative strips + love this) / Say What #4 (wow + that's kind of cool) / Urban Dictionary (selfie) ]

 

Just like the title says….wow is an understatement. I love everything about this page! Her collection of label printouts, the colored negative frames, the white background (go figure, right?)…it’s all just wrapped up into one bit of fabulousness!


Here’s what Miss Maggie has to say:

My kids and I recently conducted a “selfie photo shoot” at a local Baskin Robbins while enjoying some ice cream (I’m sure the staff and clientele were thrilled). So when I saw the film strip cuts in “Click”, I knew I had to use them. What better way to highlight a whole mess of photos?

I usually use white cardstock to cut designs on my Silhouette because I really enjoy using a variety of media to color them in. For the film strips and cut words I used Neocolor II crayons…they are totally easy to use and come in wonderful colors.  I’m LOVING greens and blues right now, so those were the crayons I chose here.

The coolest part? The next time I want to use these cut files I can cut them on white cardstock again and then make them pink…or yellow…or black…or all three. So fantastic.

 

sigh.

Lovely, yes?

yes. indeed.

Tune in tomorrow on account-a she’s ‘sleeping over’ and will have something fun to share for ‘breakfast’. ;)

 

Sarah - July 30, 2014 - 10:47 am

Yayayayay Maggie rocks so hard! Can’t wait to see all of the inspiration she brings, she’s amazing! xoxoxo

Jennifer Evans - July 30, 2014 - 11:00 am

Yeah Maggie! Love this page and love you girl!

Linda Beeson - July 30, 2014 - 3:20 pm

So in love with the adorable film strips, makes the layout so fun.