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Importing Files Into Studio | From Start To Finish

In the previous version of Silhouette Studio, you could only do a mass import of files if you were working with SVG files and the Designer Edition.

But all that has changed now with version 3.

You can now mass import DXF and JPG/PNG files into the Standard Studio edition.

I just want to get up and dance! (Okay, maybe that has something to do with So You Think You Can Dance being on right now.)

…but still…

….exciting.

like way exciting.

The other major improvement to Studio version 3 is the ability to easily add your own keywords and descriptions.

even more exciting. 

This is huge stuff for me…and I’m sure for you too.

And so now, with all this good stuff rolled up into this sweet little package, I thought it would be a grand idea to update my importing video…on account-a…some things have changed. Some great things!

This video is a from-start-to-finish process of using files from sources outside of the Silhouette store. Explaining how they come, which files you’ll want to use, and what you may need to do to use them, as well as how to create your own properties for each design.

This video is especially great if you are new to the Silhouette world or new to purchasing files from outside sources.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy the goodness that’s now in version 3.

Dolly - August 28, 2014 - 8:40 am

Thanks so much Kerri for the great video!! I’ll give a big Hallelujah to that too!! :D TFS!

Susan P - August 28, 2014 - 9:22 am

Thanks so much for this video Kerri! I finally switched over to V3 with this last update, and am enjoying it. Can’t wait for my Pix Scan mat to arrive so I can try that out! Your videos are always awesome (as well as your classes!).

Nicole - August 28, 2014 - 9:49 am

Thank you so much for this video Kerri! I am off to upload a bunch of stuff into my library! :) :)

Sue Alger - August 28, 2014 - 11:55 am

Kerri, as usual, you bring such useful info to us. I’ve been importing files from your store for quite some time and was so happy that I was able to “pop” them in my Silhouette folders so easily since this latest version.

What I learned today is the differentiation between the various file formats. That was very useful.

Sherry107 - August 28, 2014 - 3:20 pm

I am STILL on the fence about updating to V3….. and a little scared-still!! Thanks for the info!

Kerri - August 28, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Sherry, I think you’ll be good to go with the update that came out this month. I’ve been using the one before that and besides a large amount of text causing it to crash, it’s been pretty good. You can always go back if it’s causing problems, but I think you should be okay now. :)

deb pereira - August 28, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Kerri, thanks for this great video. You covered some issues I was having such as the cut lines not being turned on for sag files. Now I know how to do this. More videos please!!!

Ruth G - August 29, 2014 - 7:22 am

I had no idea that you could import like that into Studio! That is wonderful! I have Designer Edition so I never know which type of file to choose to use. It’s good to know which one will come in with color (which I love, too)! Thanks so much for sharing!

Karen Peterson - August 29, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Awesomesauce!!

burcu - August 29, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thank you thank you! I now got all my cut files lying around here and there in different folders organized :)

Tabetha - August 29, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Thank you for this tutorial. Unfortunately, when I right click on a file in the library, the only option I have is to “show properties” and there is no option to “edit properties” as shown in your video. Is that feature only available in the designer version (I have the standard version), or is there a menu somewhere that I’m supposed to enable that option? Thanks so much for your help!

Kerri - August 29, 2014 - 4:44 pm

It’s available in version 3–in both the standard edition and DE. You may want to make sure you’ve update to the latest, which is currently 3.1.417. Your software may not say it needs to be updated due to a glitch.

Liana S. - September 2, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Thank you so much for this video! It’s exactly what I needed today as I import hundreds of files one by one. However, I don’t have the latest standard version. It’s saying that I have the lastest, and I don’t know how to force update it. Any tips? Thanks!

Kerri - September 2, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Yes…you can go out to the Silhouette America website and download it.
Here’s the link for ya: http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio
:)

Cherri - September 2, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Love the tutorial Kerri but I have a question. When I unzip my files it says they are svg document but the icon next to it is internet explorer e. It doesn’t seem to move into the library as a svg. What could be wrong? Thanks for the help.

Cherri - September 2, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Figured it out. Had to be in my library and was in recent downloads.

Liana S. - September 3, 2014 - 6:25 am

Thank you! I think everyone was downloading the latest version. It took a long time to download, but now that I have it, it’s amazing! Thank you so much for this video. You saved me a lot of work.

Jeanene - September 11, 2014 - 9:41 am

Kerri – Thanks for posting this. I finally sat down to move a bunch of stuff from your store. I downloaded the latest version of the software (not designer edition) and unzipped all the files. I had no trouble moving the png files, but the SVG files all appear with an Internet Explorer icon and won’t move to the library. Do you have any idea what could be causing that?

Kerri - September 11, 2014 - 11:12 am

If you don’t have the Designer Edition, then you need to use the DXF files instead.
Am I correct in reading that you don’t have DE?

Jeanene - September 11, 2014 - 12:53 pm

That did the trick. Thank you!

Kerri - September 11, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Awesome! :)

Two-Fer Tuesday: Back To School

I can hardly believe it’s time.

A good chunk of kids are back in school now.

Even Kass had her very last first day of school yesterday. She’ll be graduating with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at the end of the school year.

Crazy, right?

Summer is  pretty much over, I’d say.

Believe it or not, the leaves on several trees around town are already changing–including the big maple tree in our neighbor’s yard across the street. Yes, there is definite orangeage. Kind of strange for August.

I thought I’d save the best for last and have a school themed Two-Fer Tuesday.

Today’s kit includes all the days of the week for all your activities and goings-ons throughout the school year. 

seven-days-a-week

 

And now, for the 2.99 sale items!

Remember, these are on sale for today only.

More school supplies that I’m sure you’ll need. :)

school2   school-shapesschoolyears   schoolyears_uk_ireschoolyears-addons

 

( Please note, you do not need both versions of the This+That kits. If you want all the art, including the printables, choose the ‘tray’ kit. If you don’t fancy making the tray and just want the diecuts, choose the ‘Just Shapes’ version. )

Ruth G - August 26, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Great new kit! Congrats on your last first day of school for you family! I won’t be shopping today because I already own (and love) all of these!
Have a great one!

Phyllis B. - August 29, 2014 - 12:53 pm

As I have done so many times before, “thank you so very much” for another ‘freebie!’ They are always appreciated! Thank you, thank you! Hope you have a fun, long weekend… Hugs!

Melissa - August 31, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Can you share what purchased font you used in School Years kit? I purchased it to use for my children’s art collection albums, but wanting to make the title (and age 1, age 2, etc) to match your kit. Thank you SO much, I love all your designs and classes!

Baby, I Got Your Number

I love numbers (and letters). It’s one of my most very favorite items to use as accents on a page. It’s simple–almost seems like a no-brainer–but it adds so much. It might explain why so much of what I create revolves around words and numbers. ;)

So I thought perhaps I’d share a few ways of how to incorporate numbers in a little different fashion.


1  |  The Bigger The Better

I remember there was a life before Silhouette–if you can call it that. It was called the Dark Ages. If we wanted a hand-cut title, we had to print text in reverse and cut it with an X-Acto knife. Simple shapes were only cut by using templates. How did we even get anything done with all that tedious cutting?

I was at the mercy of the industry. My wants and needs were only met if, and only if, the industry was able to satisfy them. It was a sad time. Full of despair. I wanted what I wanted. I wanted instant gratification.

I was denied, always denied.

One day, while at a trade show, I came across a company that sold large diecut numbers. Oh how the number gods smiled on me that day. We’re talking 7″ tall…9″ tall…..they were divine. The company allowed me to pick a number or two and I chose 3 and 9, because that’s what I was turning that year. (If I could find this page, I would include it, but alas, it’s in some stack somewhere.)

I love big numbers and I cannot lie.

Not only are they a marvelous accent for your page, but they’re also informative. And with our digital craft cutters, we can now do any number in any size in any color or pattern.

Can I get an amen!

One of my favorite looks is to use that large number as an accent, background or even flying solo in a Project Life pocket 3×4. I like them both in positive and negative (in white cardstock is divine) or printed extending beyond the boundaries…looking a little something like these.

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(Font:  Poster Bodini or Gourmandise)


And just because I like them big, doesn’t mean they have to consume the page, but they can be a focus or key element.

Here’s where I used a similar style number for a page in the Design Secrets class. Aaaaand notice the number border going along the side.

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So this may seem an obvious choice in using numbers, but it’s one of my favorite ways of using an accent.

2  |  Do As The Romans Do

Part of my obsession with numbers has to be with using them in unique ways. And my latest fascination is creating a date–a year, in particular–using a Roman Numeral style. Okay, so maybe that is combining my love of alphas and numbers, but you get the gist.

I was playing with some different options for some dates. I have to admit, I like the 1900 dates because you get to use MCM to make 19 and oodles of other letters to make up the very big year. 2014 doesn’t have as much meat to its look, but it’s still fun nonetheless.

You could make some really cute stacked styles.
I’m partial to a black and white color scheme myself.

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You could staple them to a photo or to other tags, looking something like this:

numbers_roman2

 
But then you could also just make one line of letters and put it on a cute tag shape too!
Yes, this is the year Dan+I got married…and yes, that’s us. ;)
I just had to show off how long that number is! You figure it out.

numbers_me+dan



3  |  Location. Location. Location.

Now we get to combine two of my favorite passions: numbers and travel. 

In this modern age of you know where everyone is because your phone knows where you are, GPS coordinates are a great addition to the numbers family.

In my recent Here There Everywhere class, I used GPS coordinates of locations that I’d been to, like on this page here:

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I think this is seriously one of my favorite accents in my whole album. Simple, but just adds something totally fresh and different. Nothing you could ever buy–specific to Silver Creek, Idaho? Maybe some of the big cities. But this way you can make something totally personal for your own needs by just using a few little ol’ numbers. Search for GPS coordinates online and you’ll find something you can plug a place into and get numbers.


Needs. Wants. Instant gratification.

We live in a marvelous world, indeed.

I give it a 10.

Sue - August 25, 2014 - 7:50 am

Hi Kerry
I rarely leave comments but I just wanted to say today that I love your blog and all the useful hints and tips that you pass on are very much appreciated, many thanks
Sue

Kerri - August 25, 2014 - 7:58 am

Thanks Sue! :)

3kidmama - August 25, 2014 - 8:13 am

Great post. Now you’ve got me falling in love with numbers as well! Such great suggestions – and congrats on celebrating your 26th anniversary this year. :)

Barbara - August 25, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Love the idea of the roman numerals – I used to be obsessed with them in grade school (maybe it was because I was good at interpreting them and others were not). Now I am going to use that idea in my albums – thank you. I also love using the larger numbers but never seem to get it to look right.

brenda howell - August 25, 2014 - 6:36 pm

Now this might be a silly question but…..
how did you do the little GPS tag?? so cute!!

Kerri - August 25, 2014 - 8:06 pm

You could create it with a text box in Word or PS or whatever.
Add color to the box and type your text.
It’s pretty easy. :)

Trish - August 26, 2014 - 6:23 am

I love the way your mind works! The GPS coordinates are brilliant!

Friday Freebie | You Make Me Happy

Okay, so this may not necessarily be a ‘summer’ related freebie, but it’s what came to mind for me yesterday. I always have to go with the flow and the flow was feeling retro. And it could fit into a summer page easily…not to mention a Project Life spread. ;)

Something simple and sweet. Comes in the usual cut files–as well as a PNG. That way you can change colors to tickle your fancy for your own project.

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To download this–forever free–click HERE.


Have a beautiful weekend everyone!


ETA: So this morning I woke up and decided I needed to add this serendipitous creation to today’s freebie. I had been messing with a different set of words when I was making the original freebie and I moved them off to the side and out of the way. In doing so, I made a little something like this new freebie. Thought they made a nice set and should stay together.  :)

So today….you get a two-fer!

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To download this–forever free–click HERE.

Pam K - August 22, 2014 - 8:47 am

Lovely! Thank you for the double set of awesomeness! :)

Carol - August 22, 2014 - 10:43 am

Thank you. These are so nice!!

Judy W. - August 22, 2014 - 11:53 am

Thank you. : )

Lara - August 22, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Thanks Kerri!

yolande k - August 22, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Merc beaucoup Kerri !

Christine - August 22, 2014 - 2:37 pm

Thank You!

Vicki - August 22, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Newbie Silhouette user here: Thanks for the freebies! Trying to learn how to use this machine and don’t know how to use a png file to change the colors. Can you help or direct me to find help on this? Thanks!

Kerri - August 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Hey Vicki! To change color you can use the DXF file if you’re using the standard edition or the SVG file with the Designer Edition. The PNG file you can use in something like Photoshop/Elements and change the color. I have tutorials on my site that show how to use various files. You can find them under the Tutorials link.

Hope that helps. :)

Trish - August 22, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Thanks Kerri! These great freebies made ME happy today. I helped my friend sign up for the Getting to Know You class this afternoon and as we were printing the pdf and she was oohing and aching over the free files and the working files, I had to tell her your Zach paycheck story! So I had another laugh over your serendipitous police encounter. She(/we) are looking forward to the updated Getting to Know you Class!

Barbara - August 22, 2014 - 8:24 pm

Thank you Kerri!

Melissa Johnson - August 22, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Love these. Thanks so much.

Marilyn - August 24, 2014 - 6:46 am

Thank you Kerry!

cyndy - August 29, 2014 - 6:47 pm

thanks for the double freebie. just what I was looking for!

One Card, Three Ways

One of the best ways to maximize your time in making cards is to make a card that’s universal in design and then you can swap out the sentiment. A few KBS handwritten words are just the ticket!

Make several to keep on hand too.

Miss Nichol has done just that with these bright and cheery cards!

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[ DesignsCounty Fair (popcorn used for clouds) / Happy Stuff (happy birthday and hello there) / This+That: Freedom (sunburst) / Thank My Lucky Stars (stars) / You Got This ]


These would totally brighten my day if I was the recipient of one of them.
sigh.
love.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I love seeing if I can create a card entirely from die cuts. This idea came to me when I was trying to come up with a way to make a set of cards using Kerri’s super awesome script-style phrases. I knew I wanted the phrases die cut from black but I needed a way to make the greetings on the cards “pop”! A rainbow sunshine was just the answer!

I used one of my all-time favorite shapes the starburst from the This & That: Freedom Kit, die cutting it from white cardstock and then cutting the design again from ten different colors of cardstock. To get the cut out or “negative shapes” I simply fashioned a  square the same size as the starburst (4 inches) around the starburst design and it created all the little sun rays.

I pieced the design together on another 4″ square of white cardstock for the die cut inlay technique that is so hot right now. I colored in all the bright sun rays with the clear Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker and also cut a 1.25″ circle from the yellow cardstock for the center of the sun.

I knew I wanted a cloud to cover the bottom half of the design as a great place to glue the die cut greeting as well as a place to stamp a little phrase. Because Kerri didn’t have a cloud shape in her library at the time I made these, I used a popcorn kernel from the new County Fair kit, resizing it big to fit the bottom half of the design. Stars die cut from the same cardstock as the rays using Kerri’s Thank My Lucky Stars Kit and embellished with Glossy Accents complete these happy cards!


Happy cards is right!


Now, if you are hooked on these brush-script words, here’s another fun kit for you to use. These would look awesome cut and placed on a card for Project Life!

on-the-calendar

Diana Waite - August 21, 2014 - 11:13 am

what beautiful FUN cards!

Dolly - August 21, 2014 - 12:45 pm

SO fabulous Nichol!!
TFS!!

Nicole - August 21, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Wow, LOVE the bright and cheerful cards. Also SO excited for the month brush-scripts!! These are exactly what I have been looking for ;)

Trish - August 21, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Your cards are wonderful, Nicole. I love the happy colors and positive sentiments,perfect for back to school!

yolande k - August 22, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Elles sont sublimes ces cartes !!!! J’adore ! Bravo Nichol !!!!

The Serendipitous Case of the Captured Criminal

A couple weeks ago we encountered one very strange afternoon.

It was about 2:30 when I was up on my bed, trying to work through a couple emails. I’d gotten behind on work because I’d been camping with the girls. I was deeply engrossed in looking for something when my husband came up and asked, ‘Aren’t you going to go get Zach’s check?’

Our son was gone for two weeks for a university photo class in Capitol Reef and had asked us to deposit his paycheck. Since it was now Friday, we figured it was time to do that.

I just needed to get this one thing done first.

Feeling annoyed that my husband had interrupted my train of thought and feeling that he thought my nose was always in the computer (it may be true, but It’s called work folks…it’s what I do), I was agitated as I closed my computer, task not finished, and bustled off down the stairs, grabbing the keys on my way to the car. I felt the need to express my annoyance in my irritated voice as we both walked out to the car.

I also decided to drive and this shoulder problem I have made itself known as I backed out of the driveway, turning the wheel, and I let out a low ‘Ow.

We proceeded down State Street and arrived at Zach’s place of business, which happens to be near the Orem City Center–the location of the library, police station, ball parks and stuff like that.

With check in hand, we headed off to the bank at the north end of town.

On our way down State Street, Dan gets a call from the 911 police dispatch. Apparently he’d somehow ‘butt-dialed’ the ‘Emergency’ 911 button on his phone. He still doesn’t know how he did it because his phone was locked.

We have no idea when he’d called or how long they were listening, but they must have at least heard me using my irritated+annoyed voice. There was no yelling on either part, just typical husband and wife irritated bantering. And who knows, maybe they heard me say ow.

So if you are unaware, when you call 911 and no one responds, they call you back and make sure everything is okay. He assured them it was all good and then we arrived at the bank.

While I ran into the bank, he gets another phone call informing him that the police were on their way to make sure things were okay.

What?

Okaaaay. They asked where he was, he replied, and we were told to wait.

We moved over under the trees and within a couple minutes we saw the police officer. As he was walking over, we saw another police officer on the side street.

What?

Apparently they’d just had domestic abuse training and were instructed to check out all possible cases.

I think they could tell from our laughing and waving as they were walking over that we did not fit into that mold, but still, it had to be confirmed.

Each officer took us aside and we shared our stories. Dan even told his police officer ‘she could take me.’ (ha ha) He also mentioned that our old neighbor of many years was so-n-so. He is also a police officer. If there was ever any evidence of inappropriate behavior, he would have known. You can hear everything. ;)

What we didn’t know, until I was talking with my officer, is that they were watching us via the GPS on his phone the whole time. I think the most hysterically ironical part of this whole story is that we drove just shy of the police station to pick up Zach’s check, which is across the street.

I can see how that might cause some concern when you don’t know what’s really going on. Perhaps I was driving to the station because of the ‘alleged abuse.’

I mean, really. What are the odds??? I’ve never picked up Zach’s check for him.

But here’s where it takes another strange turn of events. While I was talking with my officer, he had his hand up to his chest and was talking. I asked him what he was saying and then realized he was talking to dispatch.

After Dan and I had given our names, birth dates and phone number, we all got together and began chatting. Dan’s officer said, ‘What was this about a warrant for her arrest.’

What????!!!

In total disbelief, and with my hand to my chest, I exclaimed, ‘For me??!!!’ I’ve never even had a speeding ticket!

Imagine my relief when I found out it was someone my officer had just seen walk into the bank.  A person that they’d been on the lookout for.

How crazy was that???

I think Dan + I were just floored at that hour of time.

Our ‘dispute’ (can’t really even call it that) had led to the capture of someone they’d been looking for.

It doesn’t get much more serendipitous than that.

I’m just happy that we could do our civic duty.

 

________________________


And now, because I feel naked without a photo in a post, here’s s picture from our weekend in Idaho Falls for Dan’s niece’s wedding.

This was one of the many views of the walk along the Snake River. If I could have just sat on a bench here in the shade of the trees and listen to the falls of the river, I would have been a happy camper.

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Rebecca - August 20, 2014 - 7:21 am

Wow! What a crazy experience for you both! I’m glad everything turned out well in the end, including getting a REAL criminal off the street!

Peggy D - August 20, 2014 - 10:11 am

Hilarious!

Lisa Bearnson - August 20, 2014 - 1:50 pm

What a crazy, crazy story, Kerri!!! Wow–that tops even tops the money/inlaws/Zach story!

Kerri - August 20, 2014 - 2:24 pm

BAH ha ha ha! I know how you love that story Lisa!

Trish - August 20, 2014 - 4:26 pm

That is THE funniest story! But I still want to hear the money/inlaws/Zach story….

Nashonne - August 20, 2014 - 4:37 pm

Wow, what a story!!!

Kerri - August 20, 2014 - 5:20 pm

It’s not really a funny story, but Lisa thinks it is because of all that happened. Here’s the post about it from 3 1/2 years ago: http://www.kerribradford.com/2011/03/25/feeling-a-little-a-d-d/

Melanie A. - August 20, 2014 - 7:56 pm

Oh heavens!! They would have been in for a treat with my DH and I. We are always going back and forth. Our best friends just shake their heads and laugh at us lol. We provide unlimited entertainment :D So very glad you guys weren’t in the bank when they went in after the person who had the warrant out on them!

Kathleen D - August 21, 2014 - 5:31 am

What a CRAZY story Kerri!

Lynette - August 21, 2014 - 10:18 am

Oh, this story was just fabulous! How funny, and sort of embarrassing at the same time! Way to go to get a criminal captured! :)

Diana Waite - August 21, 2014 - 11:12 am

well that was EXCITING!

Trish - August 21, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Oh my GOODNESS! I just read the Zach scam story and that just infuriates me, but beyond that, some criminal knew way too much about your family! I am glad that there was a happy ending and that you were kind enough to spread the word about that horrible scam.

Elaine S - August 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm

I saw that this post wasn’t craft related and started to move on. But being a fan of the mystery genre I kept reading. Thank s for sharing your story. It brought a smile to my face.

Becca - August 25, 2014 - 11:29 am

I read this with a giant smile on my face. Sometimes things happen for just the right reasons. I’m glad it wasn’t you with a warrant, that would have been awful.

This story reminds me of an incident that happened when I was little. My friend said that if you called your phone number backwards, something cool would happen. Then she started dialing her number in reverse. Well, the last four digits of her number were 8119. So she dialed 911 and it automatically called emergency who sent out a firetruck. She learned a good lesson that day, but it was even better that the firemen were there because 5 houses down, a house fire had started while no one was home to even call 911. Lesson learned and house saved at the same time.

Kerri - August 25, 2014 - 11:40 am

Wow! That’s a crazy story too!
Everything happens for a reason. :)

Two-Fer Tuesday: All About Family

It’s Tuesday, which always mean something fun is happening here at KBS! Do you realize we only have one more Two-Fer Tuesday left for summer???

Where has summer gone?

Well, this week we have a little ‘family’ theme goin’ on.
Let’s start off with the brand new kit that you got a peek at yesterday.

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Plenty of words for all your family needs. You can even use ‘love at home’ individually, if’n ya needed to.

FYI, you can get this kit for free–through this week only– if you sign up for the updated Getting To Know You class–if you don’t already own the class. (See all the juicy details in yesterday’s post.)


And now, for the 2.99 sale items!

Remember, these are on sale for today only.

More Love, Gratitude and Family happenin’ here… :)

family_web    family-shapestt_love1    love-shapesGratitude-image    gratitude-shapes-2

Click on each image to be taken directly into the store.

( Please note, you do not need both versions of these kits. If you want all the art, including the printables, just choose the ‘tray’ kit. If you don’t fancy making the tray and just want the diecuts, choose the ‘Just Shapes’ version. )

Ruth G - August 19, 2014 - 8:29 am

Talk about timely! The kids are going back to school this week and I’m all about enjoying these last precious days before they’re gone all day everyday! These kits just remind me how much I love them and how proud I am of who they are growing to be! Thanks so much!

Kim A - August 19, 2014 - 9:28 am

Kerri, I’ve always loved your gorgeous creations. Do you know if anyone still carries these trays? I did a quick search and see that 7 Gypsies is still making a tray, but it is sized to fit ATCs.

Nicole - August 19, 2014 - 11:39 am

Love these brush script words Kerri! I plan on stocking up on a few today :) Any plans to make a set with Months or Weekdays? I have been looking for a great month set for my Project Life Title cards, and love your style!

Kerri - August 19, 2014 - 1:49 pm

I actually do have that in the works. :)

Nicole - August 19, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Great!! I will be (im)patiently waiting!! :) :)

Announcing ‘Getting To Know You’ for Studio Version 3

That’s right folks! I know many of you have been waiting for this and now…it’s coming!

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The Getting To Know You Silhouette Class will be available using Silhouette Studio version 3 on September 22.

Can we get a yahoooo?!!!

I really wanted to make sure that most of the kinks had been worked out of the new software and that the majority of enhancements had been added to create the best learning experience. Therefore, now is the time. :)

Here are a few Q&As.

Q  |  If I have previously purchased this class–whether at KBS or JessicaSprague.com–will I already have access to this class?

A  |  Yes. You will have access to the updated version of this class. No need to purchase it again. (Please note: If you purchased it at JS.com, that’s where you will have access to it.)


Q  |  Is the overall content and project the same?

A  |  Basically yesMuch of what we did in the original class is still relevant and fun, so it will remain the same. But we’ll cover the basics of new enhancements or features in the new version too. It’ll be a great overview of what the software can do, especially if you’re just starting out.


Q  |  Will I have access to the class for the old version if I buy the class now? Can I watch version 2 videos now?

A  |  Yes. You will have access to the classroom and message board for the previous class that used version 2. When the updated class goes live, both classes will still be available. You can choose which one you’d rather take. (I know that some people have preferred not to update yet.)


Q
  |  If I already own the class at KBS, how do I access it once it becomes available?

A  |  You will access it just like you normally would through your Getting To Know You classroom link. You will have a choice to use the Version 2 or the Version 3 set of videos. Those accessing the class via JessicaSprague.com will follow the links there.


If you have not purchased this class and would like to: 

You can save 20% on the new, lower-priced, class. The sale price is in affect until the first day of the new class.

Class prices in the combo packs have also been adjusted to accommodate the lower price and the sale price for this one class.

But wait, there’s more! 
(You know i love to say that.)

If you sign up by the end of the week (that’s Sunday), you can get this week’s ‘Two-Fer Tuesday’ kit for free! (This is not in the store until tomorrow…Tuesday.)

You can also get the kit for free if you purchase a combo pack through Sunday.

all-in-the-family


It is the perfect addition to the album we’re creating on family and/or being together.

To sign up for the class, use the Store link above for all class choices or click HERE

So excited!!!

Danni Perez - August 18, 2014 - 10:18 am

does studio version just mean doesn’t have the designer upgrade on the cameo?

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 10:20 am

You don’t need the Designer Edition to do the class, but if you do have it, it will all still apply. :) We just won’t be covering any of the DE features.

3kidmama - August 18, 2014 - 10:40 am

THANK YOU, Kerri! I’ve been reluctant to upgrade to the new software, because I wasn’t sure if I’d be lost with all the changes in the new version. I am not very tech savvy and your classes have been a fantastic resource in helping me get the most out of my Silhouette! I find myself referring back to them all the time.

I’m counting the days till Sept 22!

Lynn Mercurio - August 18, 2014 - 11:59 am

This is awesome news. It’s so nice that I won’t have to purchase the class again to get the updated information….this is AWESOME of you!

Carla - August 18, 2014 - 12:05 pm

So if we have purchased the combo pack in the past ( i have 1-4) do we still get the All In The Family kit free? Thank you for all you do!!!!!

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 12:08 pm

The ‘All In The Family’ kit applies to new purchases this week only. :)

JParma - August 18, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Kerri, thank you, thank you, thank you! I actually upgraded
and was so frustrated and having so many problems, that I downgraded back. Thankfully, that was an option. Anyway, I’m so excited that you are updating the class and making it available to us that took it originally.

Patty G. - August 18, 2014 - 12:26 pm

I’m so happy about this! Been waiting to re-download v. 3.(Yes, I had it early on and reverted back!) So if we already purchased the earlier version of this class, we do nothing, right?

Sandy Evans - August 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Awesome Kerri, I purchased this class over at Jessica’s… so how would I be able to get into this class.. so excited. Still haven’t completed any of your classes, BUT I have them all. Some day I will have the time.
Sandy from ukiah

Karen Walker - August 18, 2014 - 1:42 pm

If we purchased this through Jessica Sprague (I purchased the first two Silhouette classes there), will we have access to the updated class here or there? This is so timely, I was just about to go back and review the lessons again.

Tammy JOnes - August 18, 2014 - 1:56 pm

I purchased the classes from Jeassica Sprague also just before you moved. I sure hope that we will have access to them. I have not downloaded v3 yet. I am waiting to make sure it is safe to do so.

Chris - August 18, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Awesome news! I took your earlier classes at Jessica Sprague.com and the newer ones here. I didn’t want to update until I knew more about the new version, especially with all the problems. I always recommend your classes to all my Cameo friends. You are the best!

Trish - August 18, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Thanks Kerri for the upcoming Studio 3 lessons in this Getting to Know You class. I have loved the other classes I have taken from you and just purchased this one for the new info on Studio 3.I am one of the enthusiastic users of the new upgrade, so much goodness. I can’t wait to learn more of you in Sept! PS thanks for the beautiful, wonderful Sll in the Family kit!

Lycia - August 18, 2014 - 2:29 pm

This is such good news and you are very generous for allowing us access to the new material if we’ve previously purchased the v2 class!!! I’ve been waiting for you to have a class (or just give your blessing to Version 3) before I upgraded. Thanks so much!!!

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Yes, as was stated in the Q+A, if you purchased it at JS.com, you will have access to the updated version over there as well.

shelly - August 18, 2014 - 4:26 pm

I have been using the silhouette for awhile now. Have figured out how to make stencils and cut vinyl for tee shirts. I am not a scrapbook person. I use the machine in my fiber art work. I have the pens to write with but have never used them. I would be interested in the print and cut..I think. What classes should I sign up for. Thank you, shelly grappe

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Hey Shelly!
Print+Cut is mainly covered in the second class, Oh The Places You Will Go. So I would suggest that one. I’ve heard from many people that felt like they had a good understanding of Silhouette Studio and still took the first class (GTKY) and learned a ton. It’s hard to determine what level you are, but if what’s listed in the class description sounds like some of what you’d like to see, then I’d sign up for the class combo 1+2.

While projects done in the class may be ‘scrapping’ related, anything that you learn can be applied to any project.

Hope that helps. :)

Kimberly O. - August 18, 2014 - 5:37 pm

WOO-HOO!!!!!! I just love your classes and I’ve been patiently hoping you’d have an updated version for 3. :) YIPPEE!!!!!!!! I’ve learned so much about the Silhouette program from your classes. Way more than I had figured out on my own. “What would Kerri do?” LOL

Jane - August 18, 2014 - 6:35 pm

Hi Kerri I am confused…so I took the class when it first came . I can take it again…no charge and it includes the new features but NOT any of the DE features? ….and I still have to register correct?

Kerri - August 18, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Hey Jane!
No, you do not need to register again. This is the same class you’ve taken, just updated using version 3. It will be accessed via the same classroom link that you already have. And just like the first go around with GTKY, it does not include the Designer Edition features.

Hope that helps. :)

Marina - August 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Awesome! Thanks for letting those who’ve already purchased access the updates version. Looking forward to checking it out :)

Pat - August 19, 2014 - 3:43 am

Looking forward to the version 3. Thanks for providing this for us Kerri!!

Sophikins - August 19, 2014 - 8:12 am

Your classes are the best!! I had been disappointed that there wasn’t a class for v3, so now I am so excited to see you have one, and that it will be available to us who purchased GTKY. Your explanations are fantastic, and I can’t believe how much MORE there was to learn, even for someone like me who had been using my Silhouette for a year before I took your classes. After I bought the first one I was hooked and had to get the rest of them!

Ruth G - August 19, 2014 - 8:45 am

Wow! What a great deal! Less than $17! I shared this with a Beginning Silhouette group on Facebook.
I love the features of version 3 and will be glad if more people can get comfortable with it! Thanks so much for sharing your know-how!!!

Cathy R - August 19, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Kerri, Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I purchased the bundle you offered after the Lain Ehman Scrapinar thingey. It is one of the best crafty purchases I have made. Your style and the clear graphics make everything so understandable. I can’t wait for the new GTKY vids. Thinking about them make me smile!

Melitta Ball - August 23, 2014 - 7:36 am

Hi Kerri,

I’m very excited about this updated version as there is a bit of a learning curve with this version 3 as you know…I purchased this and Oh the places you’ll go through Jessica Sprague site and so I went over today (August 23/14) but it still says you need version 2.5 and I don’t see any links to updated videos/info…could you tell me if the links have been provided elsewhere, perhaps they are not available yet or more likely I’m blind and totally missed them (LOL)? Any help would be greatly appreciated Kerri! Loved those two classes and will purchase more through your site now that I have found it!
Many Blessings,
Melitta Ball
BC Canada

Kerri - August 23, 2014 - 9:51 am

Hey Melitta!
Getting To Know You starts on September 22. :)
This class should be available to view on JS.com after that.

Melitta Ball - August 25, 2014 - 7:28 am

OMG! I totally read August LOL. Ooooops my huge bad! Thanks Kerri! *sheepishly burning my head in shame

Yamilka - September 26, 2014 - 2:18 pm

This is wonderful. I also bought Getting To Know You and Oh the places you’ll go on JS.com when they came out. I learned much with both of them so I am sure I will learn much too with the newer version as I have not even played yet with v3. When will the classes be available to us?
Thank you very much!