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I don’t know if it’s the fact that I have ‘Come on, get happy’ in my head due to my hubby watching a few minutes of The Partridge Family a couple times recently or because it’s now on a commercial, but this is what happens when that music is in your head. A freebie for you in kind of a funky retro flower in five- and four-petal fashion.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and be sure to tune in on Monday because we’re gonna have an awesome week…including the reveal of July’s stamps!

(P.S. You might want to follow me on Instagram and Facebook
because you never know what sneaks I’ll be sharing!)



And how fun do they look all cut out?
groovy baby.


Things are a little crazy in the land of Bradford. On top of that it’s been super hot–until yesterday…thank heavens! We’re talking several days of temps over 100. And thats not normal for end of June, first of July. That’s usually end of  July, first of August weather. So we’ve been looking for some great recipes that don’t involve a whole heck-uv-a-lotta cooking or using the oven.

Here’s what we’ve added to our list of faves here in our neck of the woods:

One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies


Recipe + Photo Credit: Cooking Classy

She suggests using asparagus or beans and we put in both for those that like one or the other. I like the fresh beans and the girls–who never eat asparagus–preferred that over the beans.

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken


Recipe + Photo Credit: Life in the Lofthouse

This was a huge hit for Dan, Zach and I on Sunday. (The girls were in California.) The men folk especially loved the potatoes and Zach even loved them cold from the fridge the next day. It’s kind of ‘pot-pie’ like. Simple and delicious…and crocked!

Cold Peanut Noodles…aka, Thai Noodles

cold peanut noodles

Recipe + Photo Credit:

I like the sound of Thai Noodles instead of Cold Peanut Noodles. ;) We just tried this last night and it was really good. Jordan said she wanted something cold, so I looked up ‘cold food for dinner’ and it came up with this. I’m so glad too. Definitely worth keeping on file.

Don’t you just love the modern age for looking for recipes? You can say, ‘What’s for dinner?’, do a quick search or look through your Pinterest grouping and bam….that’s for dinner.

This week it’s all about celebrating two amazing countries: America and Canada. Not only do we live by each other, but we celebrate many of our holidays close to each other, including the celebrations of our countries. That’s kind of convenient, eh?

I have a little Canadian friend that goes to a lake in the US where a lot of Canadians go to vacation. I hear it’s one big party and fireworks abound all week between the July 1 and July 4 holidays. Sorry we missed it, my friend!

So in honor of all the fun stuff going on, here’s a little 3×4 freebie for ya.



I hope you all have a spectacular weekend!

(The Friday Freebie Summer occurs between Memorial Day + Labor Day where each Friday  at KBS there is a brand new free design to share. For more great freebies of this summer and years past, be sure to check out the Freebies section.)

  • Dolly - July 3, 2015 - 6:49 am

    Thanks so much Kerri!! :D and Happy 4th to you!! :DReplyCancel

  • Gilda - July 3, 2015 - 6:59 am

    Thanks for the freebie, Kerri. The Canada Day maple leaf is much appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Vanorio - July 3, 2015 - 7:23 am

    Thanks Kerri, another great one! Happy 4th Everyone!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie A. - July 3, 2015 - 8:16 am

    Thank you and Happy 4th to you!ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - July 3, 2015 - 8:38 am

    Thank you and Happy 4th to you!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy W - July 3, 2015 - 9:25 am

    Appreciate the Canada Day freebie! Great style as always :}ReplyCancel

  • Anon - July 4, 2015 - 9:08 am

    these are just perfectReplyCancel


Well yes, yes there are.

But they’re not making an appearance until mid-month for a special occasion.
(wink, wink)


  • Sally - July 2, 2015 - 7:58 am

    I love the title of this post! Thanks for the update- even though it means I have to wait even longer… I’m excited to see what you have up your sleeve!ReplyCancel


It’s an exciting day here at KBS!

There’s a brand new Designer Edition class using Studio version 3.

Can I get a yahoo!!

This class is all about learning the great fun found in the Designer Edition of Silhouette Studio. There are so many creative golden nuggets in DE. You will be amazed at what you can do!

So, I know y’all are gonna ask:

‘I took Designer Edition: One. Do I need to take this class?’

Well, perhaps this might assist you with your decision:

  1. It’s all filmed in version 3. That means we’ll be utilizing the new features and tips+tricks that are available in the Designer Edition. While many features are still the same between v2 and v3, there are some fun new things in v3. So it may be a good refresher course along with learning some really great tips.
  2. New projects are definitely in store.
  3. It has all new freebies, which is a $10 value in and of itself.
  4. Purchase by Sunday, July 5, you can get the all-new Background Basics #3 kit for free!
  5. Purchase by the class date of August 17 and you save $5, making the class price just $21.
  6. All the fun features are just gonna knock your socks off. :)

So in case you just breezed through the list, if you sign up by July 5, you get the brand new Background Basics #3 kit for free!


So what does that all mean for your decision-making moment?
One word: savings.

Sign up by the class date of August 17 and save $5.
Sign up by Sunday and get a kit for free, saving $3.59.
All new freebies, which means $10 worth of stuff.

Subtract all that from the cost of the class?
That makes it just $11.00.


I am so excited to take you on this new adventure!
Class starts August 17, so I’ll see you in the classroom then.

  • Sue Kimmet - July 5, 2015 - 9:21 am

    I so wish this were happening now! I am a teacher whose school starts back up on the 17th! Will this be recorded for later on? (I can’t imagine I will have any free time before Christmas vacation.ReplyCancel


The announcement of the new Designer Edition (v3) class is just around the corner. So to help you get some skills under your belt, we’re having a Flash Sale of up to 20% off Silhouette classes 1, 3 and 4 along with the Combo Classes.

(No code needed….prices are already reflected in the store. )

This is an awesome chance to take advantage of getting that one (or a few) class that you’ve been wanting to take!


  • Vianna - July 3, 2015 - 1:47 pm

    I need an honest opinion: I have the ‘original’ Silhouette – from when QK owned it; I pretty much gave up using it 5 years ago … now the question is: can it be used with Windows 8 and version3 of the Silhouette software, or should I trash it and maybe buy a new digital cutter alltogether? I’ve been using Photoshop since 97 and was one of the first to buy the original silhouette because I wanted to design & cut my own embellishments and titles … however, it was such a monster to use back then, there was no manual and support was almost non-existent … eventually I gave up all together and it has been gathering dust for years. WHat do you think I should do at this point? The silhouette people are still not answering my emails … sad, huh?ReplyCancel

  • Debra Roach - September 28, 2015 - 8:03 pm

    Have a new silhouette cameo. Would like to take it to a new level. Just found this notice. Are classes still available. ThanksReplyCancel

Hi-de-ho their people! Friday has arrived and that means freebie time is upon us!



And then I just felt compelled to whip up a cute little tag to throw on a page.
Take a tag, add a little Beautiful Day sentiment…and voila!




And don’t forget…it’s June 26, which means there are just four days left to order this great class for 40% off. You will have forever access to it, but we’re making way for a brand new class using all the great features that version 3 has to offer!

It’s just $18 until Wednesday, when we say goodbye for good.


  • susan smith - June 26, 2015 - 4:19 am

    Awesome thank you so much = love it


  • Dolly - June 26, 2015 - 7:18 am

    Thanks Kerri! :DReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 26, 2015 - 7:20 am

    Fridays were always good – now there GREAT! Love the freebies – thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - June 26, 2015 - 9:36 am

    Thank you. Enjoy your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 26, 2015 - 8:42 pm

    Thank you very much for the freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - June 27, 2015 - 1:02 am

    Thanks Kerri This will work in so many ways.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - June 27, 2015 - 6:34 am

    Thanks Kerri! I love this and have several ideas how I will use it! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • jill - June 30, 2015 - 2:44 am

Probably the most common way of altering a design to fit the size you need in Silhouette Studio is to grab those handles and pull and tug at them. But did you know there’s another way you can do it on many designs that doesn’t distort the shape?

Welllll, check it out!
(This technique is perfect for the planner kits too. :) )

  • vicki - June 24, 2015 - 5:28 pm

    awesome video! thank you! great tip that i wouldnt have tought of myself!ReplyCancel

  • Simona MacAngus - June 24, 2015 - 9:12 pm

    Very, very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn - June 25, 2015 - 6:01 am

    Thank you for sharing such great tips!ReplyCancel