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a giveaway + new kits

Well now, last Thursday was a big day with the announcement of the new Here There Everywhere class. I have so many exciting designing techniques to share…I’m just plain excited!

So I thought it might be fun to do a little giveaway of the new class.
(If you win and have already purchased it, no worries, I’ll take care of ya. :) )

beauty-shot-everywhere

But before we get to the ‘how-to-win’ of it all, I thought I’d share the two latest kits. You can get Let’s Go when you purchase the new class through April 15. But if you wanted to buy it without the class, it’s now available. And then there’s another new travel-themed kit as well, called Well Traveled. More fun stuff to add to your travel projects. Here’s a look-see:

lets-go    well-traveled


Now for the details for the giveaway–I’m giving away three spots in the new class. Here’s a few ways to win. I’ll draw a winner on Wednesday morning.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Susan Kopp - April 7, 2014 - 6:38 am

Love your classes and your work!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

ana roat - April 7, 2014 - 6:39 am

would love to win. Thanks for the chance Kerri!

Ann McKuin - April 7, 2014 - 6:57 am

Your classes are great. Thanks for,the chance to win this one!

Stef - April 7, 2014 - 6:58 am

Thank you for a chance to win … :)

Denise Rieth - April 7, 2014 - 6:59 am

Can’t wait!

Karen - April 7, 2014 - 7:01 am

Oh, I’d love to win this class!! Holding my breath . . .

Karen S - April 7, 2014 - 7:07 am

Love this opportunity!

Tami F. - April 7, 2014 - 7:12 am

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in one of your fabulous classes!

Susan P - April 7, 2014 - 7:15 am

This class looks like so much fun Kerri! I am excited that it will be using the new Silhouette program. maybe is you can make sense of it, I will be able to be brave enough to try it out too! I have taken several of your Silhouette classes and always learn so much!

Tammy Davis - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 am

I love your classes, Kerri! They are the best!

Gina - April 7, 2014 - 7:17 am

Thanks for the giving away!!! Love your classes!!!!

Wendy - April 7, 2014 - 7:20 am

Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlene - April 7, 2014 - 7:29 am

Sounds like such a fun class! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rita - April 7, 2014 - 7:44 am

Love all of your classes! Thanks for the giveaway!

Dolly - April 7, 2014 - 7:47 am

My scrappy mojo has been asleep for quite a while…meanwhile I have two Disney trips to scrap and we are headed out on vacation again this year! I think I could really use your HELP!! Kerri!!
Thanks for a shot at winning a seat!

Wendy Hansen - April 7, 2014 - 7:50 am

Awesome giveaway-I hope I win! Thanks for all the helpful classes to help me maximize my new Cameo.

{dawn} - April 7, 2014 - 7:51 am

I look forward to traveling to Chincoteague, Virginia sometime this summer! Thanks for the chance to win, Kerri!

Maggie G. - April 7, 2014 - 7:57 am

thanks for the chance to win. Just tackling a big travel project so this would be fab

Jean - April 7, 2014 - 8:00 am

My favorite dream destination is northern california.

Brenda Amyx - April 7, 2014 - 8:22 am

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!!

melissa F - April 7, 2014 - 8:29 am

Would love to win! looks like a great class!!!!

Pat Garay - April 7, 2014 - 8:42 am

bought the class and am so excited since I have lots of travel photos to scrap! My new favorite place is Grace Bay Beach in Provodenciales, Turks and Caicos. Stunningly beautiful turquoise water and soft sand beach! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lee Ann - April 7, 2014 - 8:47 am

Can’t wait to take the new class!! I always take so many vacation pics and never get them scrapped. Hopefully this will change that!

Peggy Watkins - April 7, 2014 - 8:51 am

Love your ideas and Silhouette designs. I am definitely one of your blog stalkers. Thanks for the giveaway. pegwatkins@comcast.net

Sam Dynes - April 7, 2014 - 8:54 am

I love your classes Kerri, I have them all :) I do not know of any others out there as when I find something that works for me I stick with it. I pass everyone your way who wants to know their silhouette! ;) Thanks for a chance to win!

Carol W. - April 7, 2014 - 9:08 am

My dream vacation or visit is Australia and Ireland. Two vastly different locations but both rich in history! We have a vacation planned to Atlanta this year – we can’t wait. Thank you. ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

Sue Alg - April 7, 2014 - 9:10 am

My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii–Maui or Kaui are beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win. I always enjoy your classes

Jackie - April 7, 2014 - 9:22 am

This class looks like so much fun, thanks for a chance to win!

Teresa Grau - April 7, 2014 - 9:26 am

Very cool class and the new words are awsome

Nicole - April 7, 2014 - 9:53 am

Would love to have a trip scheduled to Hawaii! But, anywhere with the people i love would be great! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alison L - April 7, 2014 - 9:59 am

Fun giveaway!

Lorretta - April 7, 2014 - 10:01 am

I’d love to win this class. I’ve taken all of your classes and have thoroughly enjoyed ALL of them!!

Vanessa Miles - April 7, 2014 - 10:06 am

Thank you for the chance to win. Also thank you for your reviews of the new Silhouette 3 edition. I’m holding off installing for a while.

Karen S - April 7, 2014 - 10:07 am

Great timing as we are vacationing in Belize in June and would love to document the trip with ideas from this class. Thanks for a chance to win!

Brenda - April 7, 2014 - 10:10 am

I love the new kits and the class looks terrific – especially since we are finally going to Europe this summer! (2 weeks and going to Malta, Rome & Paris)

LindaH - April 7, 2014 - 10:12 am

Love to vacation in Hawaii! Thanks for the chance to win your class–

Kelly Humby-Tulk - April 7, 2014 - 10:15 am

I hope to someday visit Australia!

Amber F - April 7, 2014 - 10:23 am

Looks like an awesome class. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to visit Australia!

Barbara Dyrda - April 7, 2014 - 10:26 am

I would love to win this class so I can scrapbook about my favorite vacation spot on Georgian Bay.

Celeste B. - April 7, 2014 - 10:32 am

My favorite place is Prince Edward Island, Canada.

cindy c - April 7, 2014 - 10:36 am

thanks for the give away–
would love to win a seat in this class–
keeping my fingers crossed–

Susan Miller - April 7, 2014 - 10:39 am

Your classes are wonderful, and I’d love a chance to win the new one!

Kristen V - April 7, 2014 - 10:42 am

Some day I’d love to visit Italy with my daughter. Hopefully one day our dream will come true. Thanks, Kristen

Nashonne Newman - April 7, 2014 - 10:44 am

I love cruising, but my dream vacation spot would be Australia.

Nashonne N.

Nola Grotegut - April 7, 2014 - 10:45 am

Thanks for the chance to win! I would love to take this class

terri d - April 7, 2014 - 11:07 am

would love to win, I love all your designs!

Carla Hundley - April 7, 2014 - 11:11 am

Carla
I would like to go
to Ireland!
Carla from Utah

Carla Hundley - April 7, 2014 - 11:12 am

Liked and shared
on FB.
Carla from Utah

Kathleen D - April 7, 2014 - 11:13 am

As always, your classes are da bomb! Thanks for the chance to win Kerri!

Tiffany O - April 7, 2014 - 11:13 am

Tiffany O’Grady
Our Disney cruise a few years ago was phenomenal!

Connie Melancon - April 7, 2014 - 11:15 am

Dream vacation Hawaii

Kelly F - April 7, 2014 - 11:24 am

Would love an opportunity to win! Several of my albums are about family vacations; seems to be the thing I actually make the time for. Would love a fresh approach with re-useable supplies.
Thanks for a chance to win!

Traci Rickert - April 7, 2014 - 12:29 pm

Love your designs…thanks for offering this opportunity to win!

Judy - April 7, 2014 - 12:30 pm

We went to Hawaii a few years ago, and it was the best, would
love to go again. If they could only figure out how to get us
there faster!

rita timmons - April 7, 2014 - 12:35 pm

just booked a family trip to Dominican republic in June. YAY!

Sandi Kuhlman - April 7, 2014 - 12:38 pm

Kerri, your classes are Da Bomb! Can’t wait for this one to start!

Rosalie Vos Tulp - April 7, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Awesome Class!

Jeannie L - April 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm

My favorite destinations are quite a few but the top 3 on my list are Alaska, Ireland, Japan. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jeannie L

Danita Rasmussen - April 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Thanks for offering such wonderful classes! They help so much!!

Jeanene - April 7, 2014 - 12:42 pm

I just returned from a trip to Mexico and would love some fresh ideas to scrap my trip!

Beth M - April 7, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Love to use this kit for my next travel pages!

Jeannie K - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I love to travel and most of my albums are travel albums. I don’t really have a favorite vacation spot as I want to go everywhere. This year I am hiking Ireland coast to coast!

Heather - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Great kits and course to support a wonderful theme. My favourite holiday would be a river cruise in Europe.

K in PA - April 7, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I would love to win a spot in another one of your fabulous classes, Kerri! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to do so!

Judi Markel - April 7, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Love your classes and for the chance to win.

Deborah Rikard - April 7, 2014 - 1:02 pm

I’m a newbie and I would love to win this class to learn more. Thanks for the chance Kerri.

marcy - April 7, 2014 - 1:14 pm

You are so generous… Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

Melinda Greer - April 7, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Love love the new kits!!

Tania K - April 7, 2014 - 1:24 pm

WOW Kerri! Thank you for the chance to win a spot in your latest class! I’ve taken all but one of your classes and have learned a ton in every single one. With the new software, I DEFINITELY will be enrolling in this one but fingers are crossed hoping to win my spot! Really excited about this class!

Lois - April 7, 2014 - 1:26 pm

My dream vacation includes turquoise water, white sand, Palm trees, and a drink with an umbrella. Nirvana

Thanks for a chance to win.

You are the best

Suzanne - April 7, 2014 - 1:41 pm

I love the travel words. I so want to take this class, looks awesome.

rjb - April 7, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Would love to do this class!

Michele Clay - April 7, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Favorite place to vacation is Hilton Head Island! Thanks for the chance at your class spot, Keri!

RJB - April 7, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Would love to take this class!

Phyllis - April 7, 2014 - 1:45 pm

Phyllis: I would like to go back to Florence, Italy. My hubby took me for our honeymoon almost 14 years ago but this time, I also want to explore the Tuscany countryside and enjoy not only the views but the food, too!

Sherry Tipton - April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Hi, this is Sherry Tipton…my dream vacation would be some kind of a cruise…don’t care where…just crusin’…LOL

Deb P - April 7, 2014 - 1:51 pm

This would be a great birthday gift for me! Thanks for the chance!

Cari - April 7, 2014 - 1:55 pm

You have the best classes! I have some old pictures from Paris and France that I would love to finally scrap!

Robin - April 7, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Lately my dream is to visit Highclere Castle! I’m missing Downton Abbey! Thank you for the chance to enter. Love, love all your classes and designs.

Paige - April 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm

My name is Paige and I’m a Disney Girl. My dream vacation is to go to any Disney theme park and/or cruise with my family.

Roxane F - April 7, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Looks like an other amazing class! Thanks for a chance to win!

Dawn N - April 7, 2014 - 2:09 pm

I am totally looking forward to this class – 1. b/c I have travel pages that need done – and 2 because my silhouette software update intimidates me – Help!

Nikki - April 7, 2014 - 2:09 pm

Love your classes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki Parker - April 7, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Would love the chance to win a spot – have never done a class before. :)

Gina Nathan - April 7, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Really looking forward to this class.

Candace - April 7, 2014 - 2:18 pm

I’ve taken all of your Silhouette Studio classes and LOVE them! I always learn so much. I’d love to win a spot in your new class, but even if I don’t’ rest assured I’ll be signing up for this one! Thank you for the chance to win.

Trish - April 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm

This class looks like so much fun. My favorite destination- oh my?! I LOVED New Zealand, or maybe South Africa and yes, Hawaii is really wonderful, too…

Caroline M. - April 7, 2014 - 2:31 pm

What a great class ! My dream vacation would be Ireland…

Betsy - April 7, 2014 - 2:31 pm

I want to return to Maui!

Audrey - April 7, 2014 - 2:34 pm

We had planned to visit Africa this year, but it didn’t happen so that is our next destination – hopefully soon.

Candy - April 7, 2014 - 2:35 pm

Aloha Kerri, Pick me, pick me. Mahalo!

Karen Freeman - April 7, 2014 - 2:37 pm

This looks wonderful. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Jeanne J - April 7, 2014 - 2:40 pm

My dream vacation is ITALY! Can’t wait to go back!

Darlene - April 7, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!

Cindy B - April 7, 2014 - 3:03 pm

Cindy B
We completed a trip to our dream destination, China, last fall. Now, I’m ready to return to Australia…so much to see!

Amy McCabe - April 7, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Love your work! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Carol F. - April 7, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Thanks for the chance to win. DH and I would love to go to Ireland.

Erin S. - April 7, 2014 - 3:42 pm

My dream vacation would be anywhere in Europe, really, but probably Switzerland and Austria. There’s a trip this fall through a travel agency here in town that I would die to go on, if I weren’t a responsible adult. Someday, once my kids are out of college, I WILL go!

Veronica M. - April 7, 2014 - 3:43 pm

Oh I would love to win a place in your Class

Monique Liedtke - April 7, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Thanks for the chance to win!! My favorite destination is California!! I’m from The Netherlands and have been to California 3 times and I LOVE it there!!

Sherry - April 7, 2014 - 3:57 pm

I would love to WIN!!! Thanks for the chance!

mitchmac - April 7, 2014 - 4:20 pm

I’ve already purchased the class and can’t wait to start – I love travel too!

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 4:25 pm

Thanks for the chance to win this class! Timely – I just returned from a trip to France!!

vicki - April 7, 2014 - 4:31 pm

Pick me – Pick Me!

Melissa McWhite - April 7, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Awesome giveaway Kerri!

Melanie S - April 7, 2014 - 5:01 pm

You always have the coolest idea’s! I love that you are able to share them with us. Thank you so much for the chance to join in on a class!

LISA S. - April 7, 2014 - 5:14 pm

I can’t wait for the new class.

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I’m so excited about another class! I can’t wait!

Cindy Jacobs - April 7, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Would love a chance to experience one of your full classes! I’ve learned a lot just by poking around here at your blog and perusing your free info!

Farley Cross - April 7, 2014 - 6:01 pm

I am just getting into the pocket style scrapping and I’m excited to find another class offering creative methods.

Patti Grogan - April 7, 2014 - 6:08 pm

Would love to win a spot in the class. Love vacationing at the beach!

Lenise Braziel - April 7, 2014 - 6:14 pm

Excited about the new class. I sent two friends to your website/FB page on Sunday – does that count?

LinhC - April 7, 2014 - 6:19 pm

Hawaii

Roberta - April 7, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Great class! Thank you for the chance!

Tracy Bohman - April 7, 2014 - 6:27 pm

I would love to win this class, trying to get back into my silhouette groove, my dream destination is Australia someday but anywhere with sun would be great especially after a long snowy winter. Thanks,
Tracy

Roberta - April 7, 2014 - 6:31 pm

forgot to say: Alaska

Bernice J - April 7, 2014 - 6:40 pm

I’d love to visit New York city!

Elizabeth Lumsden - April 7, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Sounds like another great class!

Angela Ke - April 7, 2014 - 7:13 pm

I love vacationing where I have plenty of opportunities and subjects for photography for crafting. Thanks

Gilda - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 pm

I’m sure this will be a fantastic class. I’d love to go back to Hawaii some day.

Denise Bryant - April 7, 2014 - 7:16 pm

Best vacation spot for me… Disneyland!
Sounds like a great class…. thanks for the chance to win a spot!

Judy Stiles - April 7, 2014 - 7:23 pm

Your classes are always great, and would be awesome to win one!

Diane - April 7, 2014 - 7:49 pm

I would love to win this class. Looks like another winner!

Karen Walker - April 7, 2014 - 9:11 pm

I would love a spot in this class! Now that we’re retired we’re on the road a lot!

Leigh - April 7, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Love your classes!!

Rhadonda - April 7, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Rhadonda, anywhere with a beach, Hawaii sounds nice!

BrendaE - April 7, 2014 - 11:41 pm

Thank you for another chance to win one of your fabulous classes! My dream vacation is Slovenia. Turns out my family and my husband’s family are both from the same area of Slovenia. It looks like an amazing country that borders the Alps and the sea.

Esther - April 8, 2014 - 2:52 am

Thank you very much for the chance to win your class!

Kate Javier - April 8, 2014 - 3:30 am

Rome!! Hands down… Then New York… Massive contrast of cities, but I love it…

Lisa Shamp - April 8, 2014 - 6:54 am

I would love to win this class. I have taken all of your other classes and have learned so much from them.

Mary Shaver - April 8, 2014 - 7:09 am

Love your classes, hope this new one will help us to work in the new V3 program. Thanks for the opportunity to win

Sharon - April 8, 2014 - 7:09 am

Love you stuff and just downloaded the new Silhouette software update, so would like to learn how to use it. I am still working through your other 4 Silhouette classes I purchased recently, and they have been so great. Thanks for the opportunity to win this class. I hope I can add it to my line-up.

Sarah - April 8, 2014 - 7:42 am

Counting down the days till my next long-awaited trip (29 if you’re wondering!!) This will be perfect for when I get back :)

Ashley - April 8, 2014 - 8:23 am

Ashley. Would love to visit Thailand.

Lola Fields - April 8, 2014 - 8:31 am

Thanks for the chance
Creative Hugs

Cathy C - April 8, 2014 - 10:57 am

We had a great time in Ireland – would love to go back! But we also like shopping (for sweets) in Paris.

Carla Hoffner - April 8, 2014 - 11:00 am

My favorite destination is Europe. I especially love Spain and France. My mother is from Spain so I still have relatives there.

Elaine Bowman - April 8, 2014 - 11:26 am

Elaine B.
I would love to visit anywhere! First on my list are Hawaii and Alaska…then farther out in the world :) Thanks for another class Kerr! and I hope I win!

Ami - April 8, 2014 - 2:55 pm

Thank you for the chance to win this awesome class.

Margie Visnick - April 8, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Disneyland Paris :-) Or a Disney Cruise!

Laurie Moon - April 8, 2014 - 6:27 pm

Woohoo! A new class! So exciting! Even more exciting to win a spot! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

3kidmama - April 8, 2014 - 10:57 pm

What a great idea for a new class. I am so looking forward to this!

Natalie Gibbons - April 8, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Looking forward to the new class, Kerri!

I have two favourite destinations (for different reasons) – always, always Orlando, Florida – it’s the mouse that does it for me! But I would also go back to my honeymoon destination in a heartbeat – French Polynesia – and particularly to the island of Manihi (although perhaps not with my toddler son!).

Virginia W - April 8, 2014 - 11:57 pm

Always enjoy your classes ~ you make me feel that I anything is possible!

Valerie - April 9, 2014 - 11:09 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win your class! My friend recommended you, so you must be good!

Brand New Class: Here There Everywhere

I have been waiting and waiting to do this class. It’s been percolating for months now. If you didn’t already know this about me….

i love to travel.

And last fall when my hubby and I decided to get out of town for the upcoming winter, I thought that making a travel journal was going to be so cool to do ‘on the road’. But it’s funny how desires change. I think all the traveling we did from September to December completely burned us out and we had no desire to go anymore. Which was a good thing because of all the crazy bad weather the south had. So we chose wisely. ;) But that’s still something I want to do–and take my little Epson Charm printer with me too!

Because of my love for travel, I have done my share of travel journals, including one for Creating Keepsakes’ KOTM. I love the interactiveness that a travel journal can have. But I also love simplicity and capturing my memories quickly. However, with all the products available out there, it isn’t always easy to get the color scheme or the size or the words that you need.

That’s where this class can help you out! 

beauty-shot-everywhere

Here’s a bit of the Description: 
Our proverbial suitcase is practically busting at the seams–over the weight limit for sure. I had to sit on it to get everything to fit and zipped up. But, boy oh boy, we are going to some great places in our little design world!

This class is all about using Silhouette Studio to make elements that can be used for trips from sea to shining sea. We’re talking paper, tags, shapes, special effects, maximizing your art, and everything in between. Expanding your Silhouette skills making specific elements is a must as well. And even if you don’t have an occasion to use ‘that palm tree’ in your vacation memories, the skills you use to create a shape like that can be used for many other designs to come. And I love me some interactive goodies too.


One Size Does Not Fit All
The beauty of this class is that it is adaptable to whatever size or format you’re needing. Take the interactive elements and use them on a page or use them as a page. Decorative elements can be added as dimension to a 3×4 card–or as a graphic element on the card itself that we make in class. You get to choose your color scheme, your sizes, your style…whatever you need to make the album fit you. Of course you can follow along and make your album like mine–with different photos, of course. ;) My album is 6×8 and consists of cardstock pages, photo pages, interactive elements and pocket page protectors. There will be predefined color schemes to help get you started as well.

In addition I will be sharing so many tips and tricks and my own personal–and usually very guarded–collection of titles to help you record your travel memories quickly and efficiently. There will also be a bonus lesson to show how I create handwritten titles and accents to use in Studio. Chances are you may have a similar setup so you can do the same.

Go. Go. Go.
My particular album focuses on all the many places I traveled last year, so we’ll be covering themes that can apply to trips you may have taken or will be taking–like the amusement park, the beach, the great outdoors, the big city, and who knows where else. You’ll come away with so many ideas, you’ll be sitting on your own proverbial suitcase to get it all in.

This class is jam-packed with a variety goodness.
Oh, and let us not forget the usual freebies that always accompany a KBS class (a $10 value).


Book Now and Save!

Book your ‘travel plans’ now through April 15 only, (hey, it’s a good date to remember) and you will receive this travel-themed brush-script style kit for free! 

Let


A $6 dollar value.



But wait, there’s more!

(You know I love to say that.)


If you sign up before class starts on Monday, May 19, you save $5 off the purchase price. 
(Price already reflected in the store.)


That’s a total savings of $11.

Yep. Good stuff! I’m so excited about this class!
Can’t wait!

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Please note: Due to the release of the brand new Silhouette Studio version 3, that’s what I will be recording with. Hopefully within the next few weeks bugs will be worked out–and hopefully I won’t get too much grief either. ;) At this point, I’m not sure what may be differ during the design process, so if you’re using the older version of the software, there may be discrepancies.
Candy Bryant - April 3, 2014 - 11:51 am

Aloha Kerri, Been seeing posts about the new version of Silhouette. Do you recommend we download it now or wait until the bugs are worked out? It sounds like we lost features and the new ones sound confusing. How can there not be a cut line, no cut, perforate, etc? One blogger recommended keeping the last version when updating. How could you do that? Your new class sounds like fun, but could also turn into a “bug hunt” with all the confusion surrounding the new version. I hope you can help us figure it out. Mahalo nui.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 12:12 pm

I know…it’s pretty crazy right now! When I saw that a new, quite significant, version was out–knowing what I was going to be doing with a new class–I was a bit freaked, to say the least. lol I really don’t have a choice but to use the new software to make the new class unless I want to rerecord it all again later…and I don’t want that. lol Since the class doesn’t start for 6+ weeks, hopefully the more experienced Studio users will have helped the less experienced users transition it as well as Silhouette will make some improvements to the software as it goes.

Therfore, I probably would hold off updating for at least a couple weeks. There’s no rush. I NEVER jump on the major update bandwagon because there are always bugs, but I had to this time.

I use a Mac with 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) and so far so good, other than it’s sluggish, which bugs me big time. I hate the animated menus for that same reason. I wish I could turn it off.

When I installed the new version, it recognized that I had the old one still there and gave me the option to keep both, so I did. That’s nice. I don’t know how you can go about reverting back if you needed to other than to look for a similar file that you would have downloaded previously.

I would imagine that for the most part, the features used in the class will be the same between the two versions. There will just be a different look. There may be something new that might be pretty cool to use though. But I would think that overall, the usage should be about the same if you didn’t update.

I’m hoping to stay out of the bugs myself. Could be an interesting few weeks. ;) If you hear some sailor words being yelled out into the universe, it’s just me encountering issues. lol

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Well I just jumped in with both feet and downloaded the new version of Silhouette. I love my Silhouette and have always gotten excellent customer service that I just didn’t even think of having a problem.
But back to the new class, Kerri I have brought every class you have sold (those at Jessica’s and the ones you have added to your blog) and sad to say I have only done 1 and 1/2 of all the classes I have brought. :-( I have told myself I wasn’t going to buy anymore till I finished all the ones I have, but of course I am going right now to order your new class. You are so amazing Kerri. Someday I will get time to do all the ones I have. Really hoping I can start this class when it begins, maybe I could finish it if I did.

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Sandy, I totally hear ya! I’m that way too. Sign up for a class and just kind of lightly do it. It’s like I’m a magazine reader but then really only look at the pics. Books? pffffff. Just never have time to sit and enjoy what’s in front of me. I think it’s that fast-paced A.D.D. thing that makes it hard to just sit down and do something like a class or read a book. I don’t even hardly read blogs…I just look at them for the pictures. lol

Kimberly O. - April 3, 2014 - 3:36 pm

Yay! A new class using the new version of Silhouette Studio! :) I have all of your classes and I just finished “Just Add Color”. I downloaded and installed version 3 this morning. I had heard from a friend that supposedly .studio files created with previous version wouldn’t open, but I was able to open the ones that I tested.

So.. will you be redoing your existing classes? (I’m not saying *I* need that, just curious.)

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Darn, I didn’t think about doing your older classes now that the new version is out. Wonder if I will still be able to figure out how to do them????
That will make me very very sad if I can’t do the ones I have brought…. :-(

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Sandy, yeah…that’s a good thought. My guess is that most of what’s done in class will still be doable in the new software. There may be small changes or advancements in the new software that hopefully won’t make much aof a difference.

But on that note, I’ve posted this to my FB and will do it here:

If you have signed up for any of my classes, I would recommend making sure that you complete the class first before updating so that you can follow along exactly with the video instruction.

I would imagine much will be the same, but I’m guessing there will be some differences along the way.

It will be quite time intensive to re-record all the videos with the new software and I don’t foresee doing it any time soon with a new class in progress combined with the bugginess of the new software. I want to wait until things work a little more smoothly before jumping into re-recording. I have a feeling it’s going to get crazy recording this new Here There Everywhere travel class. I can already see some issues in the software that’s going to give me grief.

You have a few weeks to get your current classes done before this new one comes out. So wait to update until you’re done and then you should be good to go. I would think a few weeks will make a difference on updates with Studio as well.

If you have friends that have signed up for my classes too, please share this thought with them or on your FB page or groups or message boards. I want to get the word out.

Thanks!

Sandy Robinson - April 3, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Yay! I’m in!!!

Sandy Evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:06 pm

:-( I have already downloaded the new version… hopefully when I every get around to doing the older classes I have brought from you Kerri you will be able to help me through them.
Sandy

Kerri - April 3, 2014 - 6:18 pm

I’m always just a keystroke away Sandy. :)

sandy evans - April 3, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Kerri…:-)
that makes me feel a LOT better.

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm

Sandy, the old version of the software is available under the Support link on the Silhouette America website. If you wanna go back…go back, my friend. Scroll down the page there and you’ll see it.

Thought that might help ya out. :)

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:49 pm

I just signed-up and I am SO excited! I’ve done all your classes and have LOVED them all! I used to be “scared” of the Silhouette machine, but you have changed all of that. :) I downloaded the Designer Software update and it looks amazing–love the fresh interface. One question: do we get the “Let’s Go” brush script titles when class starts? Thanks! Have a lovely weekend.

Lori - April 4, 2014 - 2:57 pm

Just got the download link for the travel themed brush script titles with my store receipt–woo hoo! Thanks, Kerri!

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Thanks for all your sweet words Lori. I”m glad you love your baby. :) It is pretty awesome, right?

As for the Let’s Go kit, you should have a download link for it in your confirmation email. You should also be able to access it through your account online.

Let me know if it’s otherwise though. :)

Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 3:10 pm

awesome! :)

Saundra - April 5, 2014 - 2:39 pm

I downloaded the new Silhouette software V3 also. I like the new look and I like the new features, however, it is slower than molasses and then freezes up and I have to close it. Mind you I have a brand new computer with many gigs of memory and storage space and the only thing I have on it is my Silhouette software, so I don’t understand why it won’t run correctly. It is really irritating to me as I was just about to start the Easter cards for my grandchildren. Grrrrr. I hope they get it fixed soon. You can’t even get anywhere near talking to customer service on the phone either. My husband is a software engineer and he said the way they rolled out this upgrade was insane, they should have notified us first. Also, I didn’t get an option to save the older version when I downloaded the new version, I wish I had.

Kerri - April 5, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Hey Saundra!
Go farther down on that download screen on the Silhouette site and you can get the older version to put back on your machine. :)

Kerri

julie - April 6, 2014 - 5:52 pm

Kerri,
Just to confirm this is a self pace class that will be open forever. I’m on vacation the week it’s released so I’ll be able to take it whenever. Right?

thanks
julie

Kerri - April 6, 2014 - 5:58 pm

You bet! Same as always.
Self-paced…access forever. :)

Tammy Davis - April 10, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Okay, I am all signed up! I couldn’t stand NOT taking the class! We have never been very much into traveling, but surely I can adapt it to a trip to the park, etc. Love your classes, Kerri!

a little quiet here

I know it’s been a little on the quiet side of things here. I’ve got something fun up my sleeve. Won’t be long now. Thought I’d give you a tiiiiiny sneak of what’s been going on in my little studio the past few days….besides having to give a talk in church yesterday. Oy! So glad that’s over. 

hello-florida


Nope. Not in Florida. This was a picture that we took when we were there last fall. :)

Michele - March 31, 2014 - 3:27 pm

:O what a teaser!!! LOL

Kathleen D - April 1, 2014 - 7:18 am

I love it Kerry! Great photo + great art work!

Mary Ann Yost - April 1, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Something fir HSN?

i love color.

What can I say?

I just do.

So many beautiful shades and so many wonderful sparks of creation that it can ignite.

Every once in a while I go on a color hunt, and last night was one of them.

Pinterest. Isn’t it awesome?

I was seriously in heaven.

I pin them all, but you know what else I like to do?
I like to put them all onto an artboard in Illustrator.

In the immortal words of Bert on Mary Poppins, isn’t it beeee-u-ih-ful?

color-montage

(All these are pinned, so if there’s a source you’re looking for, go check it out on my Pinterst board.)


There’s no rhyme or reason. I have no idea what I’ll do with them. Just snagged the deliciousness that caught my eye. I was obviously in more of a spring+summer mood.

Just too many gorgeous colors to not put into my own little color world.

And that would be the fruits of my labor last night.

yolande k - April 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm

Je suis comme toi, c’est pourquoi je laisse Pinterest de côté car j’y passerai des heures…
Bises

send me a postcard

Postcards are great to pick up while on a trip. You can often find a great slice of life where you are without actually having to go to the same vantage point.

I love picking them up just for fun wherever I go.

But what I love even more are the look of vintage postcards.
But those aren’t exactly within your reach.

Or are they….

postcard-montage

[ These were printed on my Epson PictureMate Charm and photographed on my iPhone. ]


While working on a particular project, I thought it would be so cool to have some vintage postcards to be a part of it. But where on earth would I find them???

Then the thought occurred to me . . . make my own. 

It’s so easy to vintagefy (yeah, it’s a word) a photo these days! Just add some words using a retro-looking style font to a photo that you took on your trip–with a retro  filter of some kind added, of course–and voila! You’ve got yourself your very own vintage postcard!

So let’s take a look at this picture from NYC. I use an in-camera app called Camera Noir to give this a vintage black and white feel. I added my text in Photoshop and got this:

photo-nyc-postcard


So easy!

Then I took it one step further. I used Rad Lab to add some various stylets to get a vintage and faded look. Curved my text on this one, added a little border and got this look:

photo-sun-valley-postcard


A couple extra steps, but still, very easy.

Then I decided I wanted to get really creative. Many of those vintage photos are sketches or paintings of the town. I wanted to achieve a similar look–just to see if I could. So I pulled out my trusty Filter Gallery in Photoshop and added a Dry Brush Artistic filter in addition to the Texturizer Texture filter and got started in on this one. Then I pulled up my favorite Rad Lab and started playing away with a whole assortment of filters. When it comes to something like this, the only thing you can do is play because every photo–color, subject, contrast–is different and these filters and stylets will have a different affect on each one.

After all that playing, I added a red section and shadowed title. Next, I added  a paper background and changed Blending Mode to Multiply (taking down the Opacity a little), and this is what I got:

photo-tower-bridge-postcard


And here it is close up so you can see the detail:

photo-tower-bridge-postcard-close


And in case you were wondering what this photo started out as–unedited? Yeah, crazy right?


photo-tower-bridge-normal


Combine my love of travel with my love of photography and mix it in with my other love of all things vintage?

This was fun for me. :)

Rebecca - March 27, 2014 - 4:08 pm

You are just a genius. I’m in love with these.

{dawn} - March 28, 2014 - 7:27 am

Totally love this idea..umm – totally love ALL of your ideas! However, my Photoshop skills are nowhere near yours. Recently (around Christmas when I had bought your “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” file) I found that I can do this on Designer Silhouette. I adjust my photo on Picassa, import it into Silhouette, and bring on one of your files – adjusting the opacity/color, etc. – all skills learned from your classes! Yeah! I feel so talented! Thanks, Kerri!!

Vicki - March 28, 2014 - 3:42 pm

What a great idea! I need to start working on learning photoshop.

yolande k - April 7, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Super idée !!! Je n’ai pas photoshop, mais je peux obtenir cet effet peinture avec mon Picas ! Merci encore Kerri !
Bises

more happy stuff

It appears I can’t stop writing these days.
It’s kind of an addiction, really.

It’s like people who crochet while watching tv….
only I’m keeping my hands busy with writing.

As a result? Here’s another happy handwritten kit for y’all.

happy-stuff


Seventeen handwritten brush-script style words to happy up your pages.


And just like the Just Because kit was on sale over the weekend, this one is on sale too! Save yourself  $1.50 through Thursday. The sale price goes away after that day.


These past couple kits are made a little differently in that while it looks like a set of words may be all one connected title, they are actually separate words. This way you can use them individually or rearrange on your page as needed.

So when you open a design, it’ll look a little something like this:

script-sample-1


Separate words that can easily be Welded into one lovely title or used separately. Refer to the image above (also in kit) for an idea of how to layer it all up together. And if you’re using the DXF image? Make sure you turn it into a Compound Path first before welding it together.

And if you wanted a little bolder look? Simply add an Offset like I did here. I used an Offset of .015. Both are filled with black just so you can see it better.

script-sample-2


This way you can mix things up depending on your mood.

And if you’re like me?
Your mood changes frequently. :)

Sue FitzGerald - March 25, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Just keep on writing, I’m happy ;-)

yolande k - April 7, 2014 - 10:10 pm

Merci beaucoup pour cet atuce Kerri !
Biz’

new kit: just because

Poppin’ in real quick with a weekend special on a brand new kit! 
Sixteen handwritten brush-script style words . . .just because.

And you can save $1.50 on this kit
now through Monday!

just-because


I like to keep you on your toes here at KBS.
You never know what surprises I might have up my sleeve.

(Do I insert an evil laugh here?)

Pattu Wnek - March 23, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Yes, I do hear the evil laugh…but it makes me happy. Thanks for the Sunday surprise. I love this kit and can’t wait to use it.

friday freebie  •  spring

Yesterday.

The first day of spring.

It’s coming.

I can feel it.

Mother Nature taunts us with it from time to time.
(Oh she is an evil thing.)

I’m seeing more green, buds…blossoms even.

I can’t wait to sit outside and enjoy some fresh air . . . like every day.

I want to work outside.

And all this can only add up to one thing.

this.

spring-script2


A Friday Freebie.

To download this–forever free–click HERE.


It’s a start, right? :)

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hopefully you’ll have a touch of spring mixed in for reals.

Lenise Braziel - March 21, 2014 - 6:15 am

Thank you!

Susan Kopp - March 21, 2014 - 6:15 am

Thanks Kerri, I desperately need Spring……tired of winter!!!

Ruth G - March 21, 2014 - 6:40 am

I’m with you! It’s been a very long, cold winter! Spring is so wonderful as everything comes back to life! Thanks so much for the fabulous freebie and kind thoughts!

Karen - March 21, 2014 - 6:49 am

Thanks Kerri!

Dolly - March 21, 2014 - 6:59 am

Thanks so much Kerri!

Maribel - March 21, 2014 - 7:38 am

Totally love it, thank you!

Vanessa Miles - March 21, 2014 - 9:34 am

Love it…keeps spirits up even though snow is in the five day forecast for the Northeast AGAIN!

Jeannie - March 21, 2014 - 10:13 am

Thank you! Lovely handwritten word.

Ruthie Lopez - March 21, 2014 - 11:09 am

Thank you! lovely title!

Sandra ltb - March 21, 2014 - 12:44 pm

Thank you!
have a great weekend!
Sandra ltb

vicki - March 21, 2014 - 5:51 pm

Thank you!!

Paige - March 21, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Cute! Thanks!

Kathi Z - March 21, 2014 - 11:08 pm

Thanks so much Kerri! Have a great weekend!

Kathy N - March 21, 2014 - 11:44 pm

Thank you! Happy Spring!

Sue Kment - March 22, 2014 - 12:09 am

Thanks!

Patty G. - March 23, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Love this, Kerri! Thanks for all your freebies! Off to pick up that new brush script word kit of yours, too!

Angela Daly - March 24, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Thanks a lot , love your designs

yolande k - April 7, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Merci beaucoup Kerri !

kendell - May 5, 2014 - 10:33 pm

Thanks for sharing your work, it is really appreciated