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Two-Fer Tuesday: Tags + July 4

It’s Two-Fer Tuesday here in KBS Land.
And we’ve got a great new kit for you!


This little bundle has eight tags designed to add a tiny little detail to any project. Need a different color to match your project?  Well, these are not only PNG files, but the cut files have been included as well so you can alter colors within Silhouette Studio.

Yeah, you heard me. :)

If you have the Designer Edition, they will import in color and be grouped for better handling. If you have the standard edition, you can use the DXF file, but you will have to turn letters and such into compound paths so you can add color to them. A little more work, but it can be done.

But wait, there’s more! There’s this little set of calendar days that would be a great page accent as well! And if you don’t want to write any details then wrap the card in half (around your page maybe) so that all you’ll have left is the date part and staple it on. So fun. 


And now what’s on sale for the $2.99 gig today, you say?

Well, I was feeling like y’all might need to get ready for the 4th of July, so I thought I’d just help ya along there. :)

july-4   stars+stripes

freedom-just-shapes   freedom1

[ To clarify the difference between the two This+That kits. The 'Just Shapes' has only the shapes from the main tray kit for those that like the shapes, but don't want to make the tray. The tray includes printables and the shapes to make the tray or to use on other projects. You don't need both. ]


Remember, these four kits are on sale for $2.99 on Tuesday only. So if you were thinkin’ ya needed one…ya best not wait.

Price goes back to normal on Wednesday.

Cindy - June 10, 2014 - 8:19 am

What’s the difference between the just shapes and the this +that kit? I know I can go read both and then try to decifer, but thought it may be quicker just to ask you? If I would purchase the this + that kit, would I be getting the other kit in it in essence? I have the designer version of silhouette. Thanks for your help.

Kerri - June 10, 2014 - 8:24 am

Last night when I went to bed I thought ‘Oh, I better add clarification on that’ for those who are unaware. :) The ‘Just Shapes’ are for those who want the shapes in the main kit but don’t want to make the tray or have any printables. The tray kit includes everything to make it. You don’t need both.

Hope that helps!

Cindy - June 10, 2014 - 8:32 am

Got it! Thanks my dear!

Linda - June 10, 2014 - 9:10 am

Will the Tiny Details blow up to Project Life card size? I can’t read all the messages; tried blowing up in Word but too distorted. These old eyes can’t pick up detail! Thanks for doing this summer special!

Kerri - June 10, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Hey Linda!
They were designed with a size of 1.5 x 3″ in mind, but they can be made bigger. I also increased the images on the product image, so hopefully that’ll help a little. :)

Linda - June 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Thank you so much, Kerri! I can read them with no problem now! As always, love your work!

Studio 3: Fonts Now In Inches Too? Oh Happy Day!


So a little bit ago I was helping a neighbor with her Silhouette that she’s had for two years and hadn’t used. Her daughter had used it for her, but that was about it.

In showing her how to use the Text tool in version 3, a sweet little box caught my eye. It’s funny how I’d been using the new software for a few weeks and I hadn’t noticed it. I guess that’s what happens when you are laser-focused on a project. :) Not only that, I’m just so accustomed to using points, I never thought anything of it.

But I realized that there was now a box around the ‘pt’, which is next to the numbers to enter a value for the point size.

A box?

Hmm…that makes me think that there just may be a drop-down involved.

Low and behold….it was!


Now you can enter Inch values for your fonts!

Ohhhhh happy day!

There were two observations I made though:

  1. When I entered a value of 2.5″, the bounding box around the word said 2.75″. That accounts for the line (+character) spacing that is built in to the creation of a font.
  2. When I converted it to a path, the bounding box indicated that it was 2.25″ tall.

So it appears that there is some discrepancy if you were hoping for accuracy. I guess it at least gets you in the ballpark while it’s still in an editable form.

It’ll just be so nice not to have to do the math anymore. 72 points equals an inch, so I’d always multiply my size by 70 to get me in the ballpark. 3″= 210pts, give or take. Gets more complicated if you want 3.25″ Fuhgeddaboutit. 

But, there ya have it. Something so little can be such a big thing.


Vicki - June 9, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Thanks for posting this! I’ve been holding off updating my software, waiting for the bugs to be worked out. Well, I’m not waiting any longer! First of all, I had no idea that 72 pts was about an inch … and now I don’t even have to care about that! Love your blog!!

Linda - June 9, 2014 - 6:43 pm

So, is now a good time to upgrade?

Kerri - June 9, 2014 - 7:24 pm

With the exception of it crashing when creating a word background, I haven’t had problems. There are a few glitches here and there, but nothing that’s bothered me too much. If you upgrade and find that there’s issues with your system, you can always go back using the Legacy version under their Support link. :)

friday freebie: banner

I’m feeling the spirit of summer and all that it has to offer. Every year about this time we have a celebration of the city. In fact, every town in this valley has its own celebration, which means carnivals and fireworks and food all summer long.

I can’t help but think of the long banners that are put up as part of the decorations for the big days.

Which is what brings us to today’s freebie….and perhaps some other fun fair items down the road. I told you I’m in a  mood. ;)

To download this–forever free–click the image or click HERE.

Have a beautiful weekend!

LouAnn V - June 6, 2014 - 9:33 am

Thank you! I love banners.

Lancene Blackmon - June 6, 2014 - 10:13 am

Thank you Kerri – you’re very generous with your time and your gifts – it’s much appreciated.

Carla Hundley - June 6, 2014 - 11:04 am

Thanks for the free
Carla from Utah

Wendy Antenucci - June 6, 2014 - 11:17 am

Thanks so much Kerri, I love all of your cuts!

Patti Wnek - June 6, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Between Freebie Friday and Twofer Tuesday this is going to be one great Summer! Thank you so much!!!

Renee G - June 6, 2014 - 5:27 pm

Thanks Kerri

Lisa - June 6, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Thank you!!

Julie - June 6, 2014 - 8:52 pm

Thanks so much for the freebie! Enjoy the weekend!

Melissa McWhite - June 6, 2014 - 11:13 pm

Thanks Kerri! This is so cute and can be used so many ways! MM

Lisa G. - June 7, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Thanks so much for the banner!!

Carole M - June 10, 2014 - 9:08 am

Thanks for sharing!

Linda Taylor - June 10, 2014 - 10:58 am

Thanks for the freebie – much appreciated! (from a very chilly Cape Town, South Africa)

Cathy Doerr - June 10, 2014 - 12:13 pm

Thanks Kerri!

yolande k - June 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Merci beaucoup Kerri !

Tish - June 10, 2014 - 5:49 pm

Thanks Kerri for this fun banner. It will be good for summer cards!

Cindi - June 18, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Thank you Kerri I can use this often.

Did You Know: Adding Keywords To Library


If you haven’t heard the shot heard ’round the world….oh wait, that’s another story, but equally as pivotal in all things Silhouette Studio related…but if you haven’t heard about the greatest thing added to the May 27, 2014 release….

You can now add search words to the library and it is soooooo easy!

Take a look:

Lynette Ballard - June 4, 2014 - 12:46 pm

I had no idea there was another update! For some reason, when I checked in “check for updates,” it said, “nope!” I just went to the website to get it. I can’t wait to use this feature! So fantastic! I also like this because if it’s a picture set (such as: sun, tree, clouds, swing), I can add a keyword for each! Thank you for showing us!

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 1:35 pm

It did the same thing for me too. Weird.
Just another bug for now, I guess. :)

Natalie (QSOgirl) - June 4, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Awesome tip!! Thank you so much for showing the video. I was always frustrated before that I couldn’t add/modify tags once I’d imported an image into my library. This is a wonderful step toward a solution (now if only they’d add that “X”! ;-))

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 2:23 pm

Does this only work in the Designer software? I do not have the option to “edit properties” in mine.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 2:31 pm

Have you updated to the May 27 release?
It’s version 3.0.531.

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 3:31 pm

The website informs me I have the latest software….

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 3:46 pm

It did that for me too–and someone else that’s commented, but it wasn’t up to date. And if you haven’t updated in the last week, then yours isn’t updated either. If you look under About Studio, it’ll tell you what version you have.

The release notes don’t say that the this new feature is only for DE, which means it’s available across the board.

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 3:59 pm

My version is: 3.0.343ss. And I don’t know if that is the latest ? I do not know how to get an update if the website doesn’t offer it.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 4:41 pm

It’s 3.0.531 and you can go out to the Support link on their website and download what you need. :)

Claire - June 4, 2014 - 6:05 pm

The update was found and installed and I can now edit properties. It is a very useful update.
Thank you for your help.

Kerri - June 4, 2014 - 6:13 pm

Awesome! :)

Gilda - June 5, 2014 - 7:27 am

Thanks for this info, Kerri. Silhouette keeps getting better and better! I’m almost finished the ‘Here, There & Everywhere’ class and loving it.

Summer fun: Introducing ‘Two-Fer Tuesday’

More summer fun is a-happenin’ here at KBS with a new fun day called ‘Two-Fer Tuesday’! Each Tuesday there will be a brand new kit as well as a few kits on sale–for that day only–for $2.99.

Here’s what’s on the menu for today.

Today’s new kit:


I hate to admit this, but this baby has been on the request menu from my design team for a while.  Figured I’d best be gettin’ it done, especially since one of them needed one of those phrases for a page that will be appearing this month. :)

And these would be the kits on sale for today only:

pack-your-bags   going-places

need-directions   graduation

Be sure to check in every Tuesday this summer to see if there’s something you need for $2.99 on our Two-Fer Tuesday!

it’s back!

Memorial Day is over and that weekend is generally considered the big kick-off to summer.

So do you know what that means?


The ‘Summer of the Friday Freebie’ is back!

Every Friday until Labor weekend there will be a freebie for you to have forever and ever. And for today’s  freebie? All I kept thinking of when I thought summer + freebie was…


To download this–forever free–click here.

Have a great summer! :)

Lysa - May 30, 2014 - 1:07 am

Awesome. Thank you for the freebie! :)

Debbie S - May 30, 2014 - 5:08 am

Thanks Kerri for the awesome file! Another thing to look forward to on Fridays!You are so kind, I love your files! Happy summer to yo too. Great to see your Missionary, it’s such a special time for her–and her family. I know you miss her, but the time really does go by fast! Thanks again!

Dolly - May 30, 2014 - 6:31 am

Thank you so much Kerri!! You’re a Sweetie!

Linda Gronlund - May 30, 2014 - 7:38 am

Thank You so much for your talent!

Pam - May 30, 2014 - 8:25 am

Thank you, Kerri!

Janice - May 30, 2014 - 8:33 am

Thank you, Kerri. I say “heck yes” to summer, too! Bring it on.

Nicky H - May 30, 2014 - 8:50 am

Thank you!

Judi - May 30, 2014 - 9:12 am

Thanks – love this

Rhadonda - May 30, 2014 - 9:51 am

The outlook for my summer just brightened a little bit more, not that it was bad to begin with but this put it over the edge. WHo knew? Thanks!!

Dawn - May 30, 2014 - 10:56 am

Love it! Thanks.

JUDY W. - May 30, 2014 - 11:25 am

Thanks. Looking forward to Summer and Fridays! : )

Kim Smith - May 30, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Thanks so much!

Diane - May 30, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent!

Kathi Z - May 30, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Thanks so much for sharing Kerri! Love these brush stroke pieces! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wendy Sue - May 30, 2014 - 2:21 pm

Thanks Kerri!! :)

Karen Freeman - May 30, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Thanks so much Kerri!

Renee G - May 30, 2014 - 3:35 pm

Thank you so much Kerri, you just made my summer a lot sweeter. Appreciate you doing this for us.

Christina C - May 30, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Thank you so much!!

Michelle B - May 30, 2014 - 5:32 pm

Thank you – love your Friday Freebies!!

Lisa Posthumus - May 30, 2014 - 7:41 pm

That is awesome that you are doing this again this year. Thanks so much. I really appreciate the time and effort that you put into the friday freebies.

Barbara - May 30, 2014 - 7:42 pm

Awesome! Love freebies!!

Lindsay - May 30, 2014 - 8:11 pm

Thanks Kerri for this free file! Love your style!

Linda G. - May 30, 2014 - 8:17 pm

Thanks Kerri! as always with your freebies!

Donna G. - May 30, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Do I love it! Heck yes! =) Thanks!

Phyllis B. - May 30, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Thank you, Kerri! Love it! You are sweet to do this!

Vero - May 31, 2014 - 5:50 am

thanks a lot for sharing
Kisses from France

SiskiyouSue - May 31, 2014 - 7:20 am

Thanks, Kerri. Yay for summer!

Ruth Tacoma - June 1, 2014 - 1:51 pm

Thank you!

Julie {CalleLillyCafe} - June 2, 2014 - 2:04 pm

Looking forward to these! Thx so much!! Happy Summer!

Jennifer - June 3, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Yippee! This is awesome – thank you!

last week in pictures.

Still on the crazy side of life, but thought I’d share a picture story of a few things that happened last week.

My first rose of the year.

yellow rose 1a

A beautiful day at a wedding.


Boys will be boys…will be boys trying to be acrobats.
Otherwise entitled: When cousins get together.
Not the best photo, but shares the story.


Wish these were in my yard.
[ at the temple ]


Seeing this sweet face via email that I don’t get to see in person for almost another year. (Okay, so this was just yesterday. :) )


Birthday dinner. My dad, sister and her daughter all have the same birthday.


Eating the fruits of our labor.


And the birthday cake.


Great things in the mail from Simple Stories and Two Peas.


And that about sums it up. :)

Karen - May 27, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Beautiful pictures! I keep forgetting that you’re LDS too. Which temple is that? It’s so hard to tell the new ones apart. Oh, and your “Sister Bradford” definitely has that cheerful missionary glow. :-)

Kerri - May 27, 2014 - 4:07 pm

Thanks Karen!
And that’s the Bountiful temple. :)

Kirsten - May 28, 2014 - 6:10 am

My husband was just talking about Cactus Cooler and how much he needs one! I didn’t know they still made it!
Oh, and I think we need the recipe for that cake!
Thanks for the beautiful photos!


Hey all!

Just popping in to say that I really do exist. Life has just been super crazy this week. Hopefully some normality will resume shortly.

In the meantime, this was my office space yesterday and I so enjoyed finally ‘getting out.’ :)


Robin Gibson - May 22, 2014 - 9:53 am

What a lovely ‘office’! :)
I too, got to enjoy some outside time here! Soooo nice before the heat & humidity strike! Very excited for Monday!

Lorrie - May 22, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Beautiful Dog! and I love the toenails lol….

Kerri - May 22, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Hey…you weren’t suppose to notice those.
Obviously there’s been no time for pedis either. ;)