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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!

[…] Kerri Bradford is celebrating by participating in Big Picture Classes 10,000 Instagram Pages. Read more on her blog here. […]

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.

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

Therefore, here is the new Magicalness kit.

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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.

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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 ;(

the quirky bird + out of this world

Wow! We’ve been having quite a week here at KBS and the fun ain’t stoppin’ yet. I do have to admit, I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! OH! And hoooooly cow! I just realized it’s May 1!!!!

So if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll se that this new kit came out yesterday.

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And if you’ll pardon the similarity, I have to say I’m a little over the moon for it. So much so that I printed out a 3×4 card on photo paper–on my BFF Epson Charm printer–and sent it off to Jordan (who’s on an LDS mission in Florida).

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I couldn’t even wait. Since the mail had come, I even had Kass run to the post office to send it. Thought it was just a fun little somethin’-somethin’ to put into a note card to say i love you.

And I must have been in some sort of ‘flying’ mode, because this quirky bird is what presented itself to my brain when I sat down to do a freebie for today.

quirky-bird

 

 To download this file free–TODAY ONLY–click HERE.

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


Still got lots more to share for the rest of the week!

Sandra ltb - May 1, 2014 - 7:49 am

thank you Kerri – I have been bed ridden and this was a sweet surprise to find freebies.
Thank you.
Sandra ltb

Helen - May 1, 2014 - 8:22 am

Thank you! This is so sweet!

Linda G. - May 1, 2014 - 1:13 pm

thanks Kerri for all the freebies this week! I get so excited when I open my mail up and see a Kerri Bradford email. I love the ideas too creative

Nance - May 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Thank you dear…………
**U**
Nance

Renee G - May 1, 2014 - 6:42 pm

Thanks Kerri

Melissa Johnson - May 1, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Love you files Kerri. Thanks for all the freebies this week. Melissa

Bobbie Czajka - May 2, 2014 - 6:23 am

thank you for the birds file!

well traveled + where i live at home

That’s what I want to be….well traveled. I think I’m off to a good start in my life, but I want to travel more. I want to see the world…well, parts of it anyway…I’m not quite that adventurous. I love experiencing new places and new things. Seeing the beauty of our lovely little earth. I always say that if I was rich I wouldn’t want expensive cars or a fancy house. I would want a house with space (but not big) and to travel. Okay, maybe I’d need some nice camera equipment to go with.

But that’s it. Nice home. Well traveled. And photograph it all.

That’s why I love Layle’s page today! That girl was Miss Jet Set this spring! Take a look….

Well Traveled

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[ Designs | Well Traveled (title) / Click (film strip) / Need Directions (arrow)]


Love how she included the airport codes in that rainbow of colors.
sigh.


Here’s what Layle has to say:

Kerri is SO on trend with her brush script cut files, I seriously can’t get enough of them!  I used the Well Traveled title on this layout, it was perfect to document my WHIRLWIND trip in April – I was in 3 countries – the US, the UK and Mexico – over a period of 11 days.  6 airports, 3 cities and 13,361 miles!  To say it was a tad crazy would be an understatement!  I used a film strip from the Click kit to frame photos from the 3 cities I was in during my trip.  I love how each section of the film strip helps to separate the 3 different photos/main stops of the trip.  To tie everything together, I used different colored letter stickers for the airport codes for each of the 6 different airports I was in over the course of the trip.


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

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Just a little something that could be used for just about any subject–around home or off to some far off land.

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


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


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And now, as part of this week-long celebration across the land–and as part of the Big Picture Classes NSD movement– here’s a revisit at ‘the place where I live’ ….aka, my office/studio. This is where I am when I don’t get to travel. ;) It is still a work-in-progress after the remodel.

office-spaceoffice-desk

Love using a trackpad over a mouse! Got used to it when I got my laptop. I even design with it. It’s awesome and has actually helped with carpal tunnel. My wrists don’t hurt like they used to. Love the ‘no cord’ scenario too! Just wish Apple made an extended keyboard that was wireless. But again, I use my laptop so much that switching to this little one that my big mama mac came with–instead of the corded extended one I’ve used for years–actually keeps  my fingers more consistent in where they wanna go.

desk-keyboard

desk-inside-drawer

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I love that I can stand with my new desk. It’s just three inches or so higher than your standard desk.

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Love standing at this workspace too!

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My favorite cupboard. Ain’t it pretty?

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Love having my scraps organized in a neat little fridge bin in a drawer. One of my very favorite features of the new workspace.

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For more details on these previous office posts, go here, here, and here.

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An in case you missed this little announcement nugget on Monday,
this is still happening….all week long. :)

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Dolly - April 30, 2014 - 7:43 am

Thanks for the free files Kerri!! and the sale!! :D

Debra Parker - April 30, 2014 - 8:14 am

WOW! Your space is absolutely beautiful and so functional. I love how bright everything is. What a lovely place to enjoy your work and hobby. Thanks for sharing and thank you SO MUCH for the freebies. I love your work!! <3

Sandy Evans - April 30, 2014 - 8:15 am

Love your workspace kerri… have a FABULOUS DAY
Sandy from ukiah

Pam - April 30, 2014 - 9:12 am

Thanks for the freebie … good reminder that no matter where we might be, we should “enjoy”!

KimS - April 30, 2014 - 10:39 am

Love your office space – its HUGE! I couldn’t stand while creating, but I do love the height of your desks/tables. I so need my kitchen counters to be higher.

My favorite part of your space? That gorgeous green piece with the cubbys and drawers!

Thanks for sharing Layle’s layout – gives me ideas to scraplift for my travel photos from long ago.

Love your blog!

Lisa Posthumus - April 30, 2014 - 12:36 pm

I REALLY love the green cabinet!!

Lisa G. - April 30, 2014 - 1:28 pm

Thanks so much for the freebie, love love love the layout and your office :)
Can’t wait to grab up some goodies!

Nylene - April 30, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Thank you so much for the free file today. It is so versatile. Thanks for sharing your talents.

LisaM6 - April 30, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Wow! I love your work space. Wish mine was as organized. I need a maid or an organizer to come play or I mean clean. lol
Makes me energized to straighten up my room. :)

chantal - April 30, 2014 - 8:17 pm

What a marvellous scraproom! thank you for sharing your gorgeous freebies.

blast from the past + fabulous cards + joy in the ordinary

It’s another great big huge honkin’ day here at KBS to help you get ready for National Scrapbook Day. So much going on this week and weekend all over the place, really. And have you heard about the big shindig going on with Big Picture Classes?

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They are making a world-wide collective effort to showcase 10,000 pages from everyone on Instagram this Saturday. Can you believe it? Oh man, 10,000….they should hit it easily, don’t you think? I know I’ll be scrapping for the event…you might even see a sneak peek of the Hello There Everywhere class. ;)

I think it can be done. Don’t you? Are you in?

I remember when there wasn’t really a holiday much less a social media to share our works of art. I feel like I started scrapbooking when scrapbooking was just taking off. My first scrapbook page publication was for the Creating Keepsake’s 1998 Idea Annual.

Magazine infancy.

Just a baby!

After that…it was winning the 1999 CK Hall of Fame–the very first one. Seems like forever ago, really. Remember how awesome it was to get those HoF magazines each year?

But I admit, I have definitely grown over the years. *gasp* My scrapbooking skills were not always so clean and streamlined. Oh yes, I had my fair share of sprinkles made with pens and sticker sneeze. You may have seen this before, but here’s my very first page.

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Ack! I know.

I don’t dare put it much larger for the scariness factor.
(FYI: Coloring is off because it’s still in the Creative Memories album +  page protector.)

We’ve come a long way over the years, have we not? Or maybe not…it appears that I still love a white background. ;)

So after that scariness, I think we need to see some fabulousness from our creative team today. Let’s see what Laura has up her sleeve for us today!

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[ Designs | Happy Stuff (happy birthday, hello there, that's kind of cool), Life Additions #2 (chevron background), More Background Basics (circle + wave backgrounds ) ]

So many great card ideas! Same basic layout, but all looking so different! I love it!


Here’s what Laura has to say:

I picked out a few sentiments from Kerri’s new Happy Stuff kit that would be perfect for making some cards. I’m always needing birthday cards, love to send out “hello” cards, and I thought the “that’s kind of cool” would be great for a congratulations type card. I also cut a variety of backgrounds to create the card bases from cardstock, and then cut some of the negative pieces from those backgrounds from patterned paper to add to the cards. I wanted to keep the cards fairly flat so they would be easy to mail. By sticking to a background piece, a sentiment, and a few enamel dots, I was able to create simple cards that still have plenty of interest to them.

Great job Laura!

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And now for today’s one day only freebie. Something I feel very passionate about. Finding joy in even the simplest of things–just the ordinary, everyday things. A laugh, a song, the smell of the lilacs, the sunset, you name it….there is always joy to find. Don’t take them for granted. 

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

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

Have fun using it as a cut out for your page or use it as an overlay on your photo.
possibilites….possibilities….

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Tammy Davis - April 29, 2014 - 6:55 am

I think I have this exact page in my scrapbook (with my kid’s birthday of course)! This was back in the day that Creative Memories was about all you had to work with!

Robin - April 29, 2014 - 7:48 am

Thank you Kerri.

Sharee - April 29, 2014 - 8:02 am

As always…darling cards made with darling cut files. Thanks Kerri and Laura!

Megan K. - April 29, 2014 - 8:26 am

Thank you for sharing your talent with us! I really like your writing :)

KimS - April 29, 2014 - 9:54 am

We all have those ‘first’ layouts – kudos for you showing yours. I love that we can rejoice in how far we’ve come with our scrapping.

Those cards and your generous freebie really are giving me Silhouette envy….I may end up coming over to the ‘dark side’ soon, Kerri :). And if I do, it will be all your fault, lol!

Pam - April 29, 2014 - 10:20 am

Thanks for sharing … your work is always so awesome!

Sandy Evans - April 29, 2014 - 12:39 pm

thank you for sharing your AWESOME talent.
Sandy from ukiah

Gaby - April 29, 2014 - 1:31 pm

Thanks! love it!

ChristineB - April 29, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Thanks for showing your 1st page! And thanks for the freebies!
You are awesome!

Cindy - April 29, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Thank you Kerri, this is great!

Barbara - April 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm

Awesome! Thanks again for a freebie!

Nicky H - May 1, 2014 - 8:56 pm

I know what you mean about starting in the infancy! I used to love those annual magazines and HOF magazines!