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friday freebie  |  amazing

Summer is winding down. Many kids have even started back to school already. So crazy! But I have to admit, I’m getting anxious for fall! I bought me some new jeans and I just kind-a wanna wear ‘em. Okay, so I have worn them this week, but I wasn’t really going anywhere so it wasn’t […]

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Dolly - August 23, 2013 - 6:31 am

AWESOME page!! it just screams summer fun. :D
Thanks for all the AMAZING freebies Kerri!! :D

Trish - August 23, 2013 - 1:14 pm

Thanks Kerri for this wonderful freebie. I can’t wait to join your amazing self for class next week Oh Boy!

Sue FitzGerald - August 24, 2013 - 12:20 am

Amazing, I love this page, the colours and style are perfect. Thank you for your freebies Kerri, they are awesome.

friday freebie | wizarding fun

This past week we did our annual girls camp. Love this time. Love spending some QT with my daughters and my dear friends–Lisa Bearnson + Kristy Banks–and their daughters. It’s always an adventure and we never seem to have enough time. Games, food, laughing, crafting . . . it’s all good fun up in the […]

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Cynthia B. - August 16, 2013 - 4:30 pm

So cute! My daughter will have me buying some transfer paper now (something I haven’t done before). Thanks so much!

Sandy_in_MD - August 16, 2013 - 4:41 pm

Thanks so much!

Sandy Evans - August 16, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Just wayyyyy to cute. You always amaze me.

Kathi Z - August 16, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Very cute! Thanks for sharing Kerri! :)

cari - August 16, 2013 - 6:50 pm

So cute, Kerri! Thank you!

Ruth G - August 16, 2013 - 7:25 pm

I love these designs! They are so super fun! Now I know why I didn’t scrap my daughter’s Harry Potter party from so many years ago ;-)! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

LinhC - August 16, 2013 - 7:35 pm

Very cute!

Stephanie @ BeeTreeStudios - August 16, 2013 - 9:22 pm

You rock, these are AWESOME! Thanks =)

Phyllis B. - August 17, 2013 - 2:38 am

So, so cute! Glad you had such a fun trip! Thanks for the Freebie!

Renee - August 17, 2013 - 5:01 am

Love it! Thank you so much.

Mary - August 17, 2013 - 7:01 am

What could be better, spending time with family and friends, surrounded by nature, and crafting! Thanks for the freebie.

vicki doyle - August 17, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Thank you so much for this file — it’s perfect for my HP fan daughter and niece! My daughter is leaving for her first year in college – this will make a great care package gift!

I met your friend Lisa several years ago. CK sponsored a contest and a friend of mine from Buffalo won it. The grand prize was a scrapbook retreat at Lisa’s home in the mountains. So off we flew to Utah and had the time of our lives! We shopped our socks off, laughed ourselves silly — and were able to scrap the wedding pictures of a friend of Lisa’s who’s husband was very sick. Great trip!!
My fav memories was Lisa throwing ice cubes at me at lunch when I was pretending to know her friend in Rochester NY – when I confessed that I really didn’t know her friend, she pelted me with ice cubes LOL!

SiskiyouSue - August 18, 2013 - 5:41 pm

Hi. I’m new here, just signed up for your e-mail post. Love your files, especially this one! And enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for sharing.

Heather - August 20, 2013 - 9:48 pm

I LOVE this! My nephew and I are HUGE Harry Potter fans. I could think of all kinds of things we’d use this for!


RobinD - October 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm

THANK YOU. Your t-shirts and the Harry Potter file made me smile!

notoes - October 15, 2013 - 8:08 pm

I haven’t tried the heat transfer material yet, does it come out as a vinyl-ish feel or like a t-shirt knit feel? I’m currently using a white knit fabric with an iron on adhesive to give a white background base for dark shirts since I spray paint the stencil designs I cut with my Portrait. I need the softer knit feel to hold the paint.

Kerri - October 15, 2013 - 8:11 pm

It actually comes in a vinyl-ish feel as well as a fuzzy-feel. The ones on the shirts I made are fuzzy. But Silhouette also has fabric paints that work with stencil material. So I don’t know if any of that works for you…

notoes - October 15, 2013 - 8:16 pm

The fuzzy feel might work for me. It’s so hard to figure some of the materials out when none of the stores nearby carry any of the Silhouette stock. I’ll have to looking the paints, there are times I like to just use the spray can and times I like to get “hands on” with things.

Lisa - October 16, 2013 - 8:34 pm

Do you have any tips for using the heat transfer vinyl? I’ve made 2 shirts and both of them have had places that peeled up after washing and I didn’t even put them in the dryer. I don’t want to use it to make gifts if I feel like it’s only good for one time wear. :(

Kerri - October 16, 2013 - 9:30 pm

Hey Lisa!
All you need to do is iron it down again. I’ve had that happen and just did another iron on that spot and all was well. Even after many washes, it will still iron down. All it means is that it just didn’t quite get that security in the heat that it needed. When I iron them, I like to put down a thinner-ish bath towel (not a big fluffy one) on my bathroom counter and then use a thin dish towel over the top of what I’m ironing on. I like the hardness of the counter combined with a bath towel. It seems to work well for me.

Hope that helps!

TessC. - October 18, 2013 - 11:28 pm

Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Dawn - November 8, 2013 - 5:31 pm

I have never Done anything like that. All new to me. Am a newbie to all this. Beautiful. Am slowly learning. Am disabled and can only sit a short time before my back starts. So am from Antioch, California. Good luck ya’ll


mary - December 18, 2013 - 8:25 am

I absolutely LOVE this!! Love HP! But I have questions…I don’t have a silhouette so is it possible to do this without one? I haven’t done anything like this before either. So, any guidance you can give would be awesome!
Thanks! :)

friday freebie: love this photo + video tutorial

Got a great little freebie for y’all today! Something that can be used for sooooo many things. just ever-so many. To download this file, click the image or click HERE. Comes as individual components too, so you can layer if’n ya wanted. But wait, there’s more! I like to maximize my art and today I’m […]

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lynne - August 9, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Thanks so much for the freebie, and the video, too!

Elaine Bowman - August 9, 2013 - 1:52 pm

So Cute Kerri! Can’t wait to use it! Happy Friday to you!

Heather Parry - August 9, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Thanks so much for this. As a newbie to photoshop and silhouette, this freebie is great, and the video is even better!

Shell - August 9, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Thank you so much… really love this one :)

Cindy - August 9, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Thanks for the freebie and the helpful video! Hope you’re feeling better.

Linda V - August 9, 2013 - 6:52 pm

Thanks so much for sharing the cut file and your expertise with the video.

Ruth G - August 9, 2013 - 7:40 pm

I love the file, I love that you’re human and I love the photo! Super sweet! Thanks so much for all you do!

SherryGrove - August 9, 2013 - 9:15 pm

Kerri, awesome video! I want more time to play!!

Dominique Bon - August 10, 2013 - 12:50 am

Merci beaucoup :)

Mary - August 10, 2013 - 7:40 am

I would not have thought to bring the design into photoshop, thanks so much for the file and the info!

Kirsten - August 10, 2013 - 8:17 am

Awesome tutorial…thanks so much!

LinhC - August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

You’re the best!

Trish - August 10, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Kerri, thanks so much for the freebie and tutorial. I always learn so much from you. I forget that changing to a compound path effects so much when designing or editing. I think I willvgo and watch every video you ever made, my own Kerri Bradford marathon!

labbie1 - August 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Hey all! Need Help!

If you were going to purchase a Silhouette or other cutter, which one would it be and what add-ons would you include or make sure are included with it?


Trish - August 10, 2013 - 4:04 pm

Hi Labbie, I have both a Cricut Expression and a Silhouette Cameo. The Silhouette is my favorite, hands down.I love the versatility of it. I would get the Designer Edition of the software. I also purchased a image subscription when it was on sale and have really enjoyed it. Hope that helps!

Susan - August 11, 2013 - 9:57 am

Love, love, love this file! And the video was awesome too! So many wonderful ideas! Have already cut this out and put it on a scrapbook page I already made–I knew just the photo I wanted to put it on!

Thanks so very much.

Julie Learned - August 13, 2013 - 9:25 am

LOVE this tutorial! Thanks so much for the information. Makes me want to go and play right now!!!

WhamBamPam - November 2, 2013 - 8:27 pm

Hi Kerri,

I just finished the Cutting Edge class over at Studio Calico where you were spoken of highly on the message boards. I already knew who you were, but had never seen any of your videos, which is why I looked you up on YouTube. I watched the Maximizing Your Silhouette Shapes video above. Great video, thanks for the free file and all the tips.

Kerri - November 2, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Thanks Pam! And welcome to my little neck of the woods. :)

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Sherry - January 21, 2014 - 12:08 pm

Thanks for the freebie and the video. Can used so many ways!

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yolande k - February 24, 2014 - 2:52 am

Magnifique ! Merci Kerri !

friday freebie  |  fun can happen anywhere

Okay, so after spending the last few days with a major tooth problem, I’m not so sure about that statement. ;) Tuesday night was spent with considerable tooth pain. Wednesday I took a trip to the endodontist where it was discovered I had a major abscess in a tooth that already had a root canal. […]

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Beth - August 2, 2013 - 7:10 am

I just have to say “Thank You!” for all of your wonderful freebies! The way you share your talent with all of us speaks volumes about your heart and soul. Love everything you do!

Dolly - August 2, 2013 - 7:43 am

Sorry to hear about the tooth Kerri!
but thank you for the free file! LOVE it! :D
Feel better girl. :D

Lynne - August 2, 2013 - 7:59 am

Thanks so much for this! So sorry about your tooth issues, but glad to hear you’re doing better

Kitty - August 2, 2013 - 8:04 am

THANK YOU !!!!! love it

Shannon Fralish - August 2, 2013 - 8:15 am

Thanks so much — these sentiments are fab! Hope you’re feeling better very soon!

LinhC - August 2, 2013 - 8:16 am

Ouch!! I had a dental implant done last year and didn’t have much pain afterwards, which is a huge indication that it was performed by a skilled doctor.

Thank you for the freebie!

Lisa Posthumus - August 2, 2013 - 8:24 am

OMG! That sounds awful. Get better really soon!!! Thank you for the wonderful Friday freebie.

Rhadonda - August 2, 2013 - 8:27 am

So sorry about the tooth. Isn’t it amazing a little area can cause such pain? Rest and recover my friend. Thanks for the freebie!

Brenda - August 2, 2013 - 10:41 am

Thanks so much for the freebies Kerri! So sorry to hear about your tooth problems and missing your trip to HSN with Lisa, hope you feel better soon!

Tammy Davis - August 2, 2013 - 11:19 am

Thank you so much for these wonderful Friday Freebies! You have truly turned the Silhoutte into a magical machine for me! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Terri Marchbanks - August 2, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Oh my dear Kerri hope your tooth is better soon sorry you missed going with Lisa,take care of yourself and thanks so much for all the Fabulous Freebies…Hugs My Friend

Sandy_in_MD - August 2, 2013 - 4:19 pm

Both versions are awesome – thanks so much!

Kim Thomas - August 2, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Oh Kerri, I’m so sorry to hear about your tooth problem. I had similar problems and ended up getting implants after my root canals got infected. The implants were soooooo easy. It’s a bummer you won’t be going to HSN with Lisa though. I hope you do next time. Take care, and thank you for the freebie. :)

Ruth G - August 2, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Praying you’re feeling better.

Thank you so much for this awesome file! I hope it took your mind off of your agony, maybe just a tiny bit?

Take care!

Cindy - August 2, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Thanks Kerri for another awesome freebie!!

Trish - August 3, 2013 - 2:52 pm

Thank you so much Kerri for sharing this great file with us even as you are recovering from a bad dental experience. I hope that by now you are recovering and the fun times return for you! Sending healing thoughts and thanks.

Kathi Zc - August 4, 2013 - 11:36 am

LOVE my Cameo and wouldn’t love it anywhere near as much unless I had found you! Thanks so much!

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Stephi Dueck - August 8, 2013 - 12:41 pm

Thank you so much for the wonderful cut file, you’re so very generous and talented!

Lorita - August 10, 2013 - 10:55 am

Thank you so much, Kerri. Lovin’ it.

yolande k - February 24, 2014 - 2:45 am

Merci beaucoup Kerri, j’adore !

friday freebie  |  frame…with a twist of line

The Summer of the Friday Freebie continues today with this totally fun frame. It’s got the look of a Polaroid, but with a ‘twist of  line’. ;) I’m totally digging negative space these days, so this just hits the spot for me.  To download this frame, click on the image or click HERE. And to […]

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Elaine Bowman - July 26, 2013 - 9:35 am

Thanks for the great freebie Kerri! And YAY! for Missionary papers in! My first missionary will be out 4 months tomorrow! He is serving in the California San Fernando Mission and is Spanish Speaking. LOVE having a missionary!

Gwen Lords - July 26, 2013 - 10:13 am

Thanks for the freebie Kerri, I love it! Good luck to your daughter on her mission! We adored our sister missionaries!

Val Court - July 26, 2013 - 1:59 pm

thanx Kerri for your continued generosity. Have a great weekend Cheers Val From Melbourne Australia :-)

Debbie G. - July 26, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Love your freebies! Thanks!

Pam - July 27, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Thank you so much for sharing. I really like the frame.

friday freebie  |  globe

Summertime is often filled with summer vacations. So in the spirit of the Summertime Friday Freebie,here’s a little globe for you to use on your travel pages! To download it for free, click the image or click HERE. And then here’s a twist for it . . . Use the Hello Adventure freebie on the globe! […]

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Tammy - July 19, 2013 - 10:59 am

Thank you. You are the best.

Marilyn in Michigan - July 19, 2013 - 11:29 am

Thanks, Kerri! Great file for summer adventures.

Dolly - July 19, 2013 - 11:51 am

Thanks so much Kerri!! You’re a superstar girl! :D

Rhadonda - July 19, 2013 - 11:53 am

Thanks. This is super cute!

Lara Read - July 19, 2013 - 11:57 am

Thanks Kerri! I’m lovin the globes!

Mary Ann Jenkins - July 19, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Thanks Kerri, love it!!

Ruth G - July 19, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Always to clever! Love the globe! Thanks so much!

Ruth G - July 19, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Or rather always SO clever (which apparently doesn’t describe me

Debbie G. - July 19, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Love the freebie! Thanks!

Barbara Albrecht - July 19, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Thank you soooooo much! This is perfect for the minibook I’m making for my upcoming trip to Italy!!!

Judy Stiles - July 19, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Thank you, Kerri! This will be fun to use!

Renee G - July 19, 2013 - 4:35 pm

Thank you for another freebie!

Betsy - July 19, 2013 - 4:43 pm

Thanks, Kerri. Makes me want to travel!

Pam S - July 19, 2013 - 7:46 pm


Kathi Z - July 20, 2013 - 2:18 am

Thanks! So awesome!

LYNNE - July 20, 2013 - 11:02 am

Thanks so much!

Suzzi - July 21, 2013 - 7:02 am

Thanks so much, I am on a big globe kick these days.

Carrie - February 15, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Going to cut this in vinyl and use it as a dry erase board in my daughters dorm!!! Love it!

friday freebie  |  go see do

I feel like summertime is all about going, seeing and doing. So what better title could you have for all your summertime activities than this? To download this free file, click on the image or click HERE. Now get out there and do some going, seeing and doing! :)  

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{dawn} - July 12, 2013 - 7:13 am

Ohhh…this is very cool! Thanks, Kerri!

Dolly - July 12, 2013 - 7:18 am

Thanks so much Kerri!!
My DD’s first words each morning lately are “What are we going to do today Mom?”
I’m sure to have pics to use this with this summer! LOL

Cindy - July 12, 2013 - 10:08 am

Thanks Kerri…….this is GREAT!!

Robin - July 12, 2013 - 10:33 am

Thanks for the freebie. I really enjoy your designs.

Gwen - July 12, 2013 - 10:57 am

Thanks Kerri for the freebie!

Sonia Y - July 12, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Thank you so much for the freebie Kerri!! It’s great!!

Pam S - July 12, 2013 - 12:34 pm

THANK YOU, love your freebies!!!

Cynthia B. - July 12, 2013 - 3:11 pm

Thanks so much for the cut file! I love this phrase, and it certainly applies to my family for this summer! :)

Judy Stiles - July 12, 2013 - 6:14 pm

Thank you, Kerri, for the freebie! Very sweet of you!

Mary Ann Jenkins - July 12, 2013 - 6:26 pm

Thanks Kerri! Can’t wait to use it!!

Rhadonda - July 12, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Love it! Thanks so much.

Trish - July 12, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Thanks Kerri! This sentiment is very timely and am doing all three with my grandchildren for the next few weeks-life is GOOD!

Barbara Albrecht - July 12, 2013 - 7:36 pm

Thanks Kerri! I really like this freebie!!

MichelleB - July 13, 2013 - 4:40 am

Love this! Thank you!

Andi Walsh - July 13, 2013 - 11:37 am

Thank you for the Friday Freebies!!!!!!

Kat - July 19, 2013 - 11:38 am

I just wanted to thank you for all of your great free files :)

LWal - August 7, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Thanks a bunch for your Friday freebie!!

yolande k - February 24, 2014 - 2:48 am

J’adore !!!! Merci beaucoup Kerri !

the friday freebie  |  freedom

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! Ours was definitely out-of-the-norm. I’ll be sharing those details with ya next week. But I did actually spent a little time unplugged, which was nice. Didn’t even look at a computer all day on the 4th. Talk about freedom. It was lovely. That’s not to […]

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Tammy Joyce - July 5, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Ty and very pretty. Can be used for lots of stuff. Hope your weekend has been great.

Jacqui Bailey - July 5, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Thank you for the spectacular freebie!

Marilyn in Michigan - July 5, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Thanks very much! Love it.

Rhadonda - July 5, 2013 - 3:36 pm

Thank you so much! I love it. I wonder if i could request a jpeg image so when i do my organization in lightroom i have a picture? When i right click on the image to “save image as” it comes up as a png which my version of lightroom doesn’t work. Just wondering ( :

Val Court - July 5, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Thanx again for the freebie Kerri. Enjoy your weekend with family & friends. being in Australia I will find other uses for your great freebie Cheers Val :-)

Dolly - July 5, 2013 - 5:05 pm

Thank you Kerri!!

D Grant - July 5, 2013 - 5:10 pm

Thanks for the freebie! Looking forward to tutorial on adding our own word!

Kim Thomas - July 5, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Thank you for the awesome freebies! You rock Kerri!!! Have a great holiday weekend. Take care. :)

Pam S - July 5, 2013 - 6:22 pm

Thank you, so cute!

{dawn} - July 6, 2013 - 6:38 am

Thanks, Kerri! Love the freedom freebie! So happy you and you family had a great Independence Day!

Trish - July 6, 2013 - 2:55 pm

Thanks Kerri for this patriotic cutting file! It will be great for OWH AnyHero cards. Continue to enjoy your holiday weekend. Time unplugged is precious!

labbie1 - July 6, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Thanks! Happy 4th weekend!

Jo - July 7, 2013 - 3:36 am

Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie!!! I hope your 4th was great!!

♥ Jo’s Scrap Shack ♥

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lynne - July 16, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Thanks so much!

Donna E - July 16, 2013 - 9:48 pm

Thank you! I missed this but saw your you tube video about it today so thank you so much for keeping it there still. :) Donna