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SHUT . . . . UP!!!

This is a term of endearment and great excitement, not me being rude. :) RUN go see what Nichol Magouirk did with the brand new kit from yesterday! OH MY FREAKIN’ HECK! It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Here’s a little sneak peek.  Okay, I can’t stop using uppercase letters and exclamation points!!! :) And you need […]

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susy - August 5, 2010 - 11:19 pm

You and Nichol…what an awesome team, it's kinda jaw dropping stuff.

luvmysilhouette - August 6, 2010 - 12:02 am

We will just call You and Nichol the dynamic duo, awesome awesome stuff I just adore both of You Girls…

Nancy W - August 6, 2010 - 4:55 am

Amazing!! OK, got my laptop up and running and I'm going to buy your diecut right now! *hugs from conroe, tx!

Kerri - August 6, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Well, I get to be Batman because that suit will make me look better than tights…Nichol can be Robin. ;)

You guys are all awesome!

hiscrappergirl - August 6, 2010 - 5:50 pm


Nichol Magouirk - August 8, 2010 - 4:11 am

You guys are the BEST!
Thanks so much for the shout out Kerri!
love you girl!

excitement is in the air!

Okay, so my day started of at 5 a.m. this morning. It had been storming through the night, heard it raining from time to time, but then the thunder started rolling in. It got louder…. and louder… and louder… Dan gets up and shuts the window and two minutes later . . . the BIGGEST […]

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Nichol Magouirk - August 4, 2010 - 10:40 pm

WOW! Kerri! These ROCK, girl.
Simply amazing…off to make something with them RIGHT NOW!

Kerri - August 4, 2010 - 10:44 pm

Thanks dear friend! By the way, I totally stole your photo grouping style for this baby! :)

pj4572 - August 4, 2010 - 11:36 pm

So very cool!!! Love your designs!! Just gotta figure out how to get em' and get em into my silhouette library!!! Looking forward to see what you come out with!! Thanks!

Rhadonda - August 5, 2010 - 12:53 am

Awesome. I always love your stuff!! I was like pj4572 not sure how to load it to Silhouette but i played. Go under File, Thumbnail browser and then find the file where you put it when you download. I have a file i keep on my desktop for designer downloads. Then you just double click on it and it brings it to your screen for Silhouette. There may be an easier way that Kerri can share but give that a try and just play with it. Hope that helps.

Rhadonda - August 5, 2010 - 12:55 am

One more thing, you do file, thumbnail etc in silhouette under "file" top left. Sorry to mess up your beautiful blog Kerri. Just trying to help.

caroline - August 5, 2010 - 1:59 am

Ummmm. I thought you said "No." :P

Julie - August 5, 2010 - 2:53 am

Hi there… pretty new to your blog, I have a question… are the notebook parts of this kit print and cuts? I am trying to wrap my head around how they could be anything but?


Jan - August 5, 2010 - 3:13 am

Oh Kerri I love, love, love, your layout. So dang cute! You are the best! So happy for you and excited to see what's coming.

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 3:49 am

Hey all! Sorry, the day turned into a MUCH longer day than anticipated and therefore I just didn't think of everything that needed to be said.

So first off, Julie, yes the notebook papers are print & cuts, however, anyone could run off the JPG version, trim all sides and round the bottom corners. Then, you could use a hole punch to manually punch the holes out and scissors to make the lines. Then rough it up a a bit, just for good looks. ;) Also, the JPG/PNG version can be used as a digital scrapbook element or any graphic element you may need. Same with the composite image.

Not all my kits will be like this. It just depends on my mood that week and what ideas are floating in my head to make all work together.

And then Rhodonda, you are so awesome! Thanks so much for helping out with the answer…that is a perfect way of doing it!

One important thing to remember, these are .GSD files and not .GST files, which are the proprietary Silhouette format that you use in your My Library. Therefore, they need to be accessed by opening them like you would a document or by using the Browser as Rhodonda suggested.

In addition, I would make a directory for any digital cut files that you get from outside sources. Put them all in one spot, organize as needed. That way they you can find them easily over time.

I will be providing more and more information over the next little bit. I appreciate your patience with me.

We are all embarking on a fun new adventure together! :)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:18 am

Oh, and Caroline…what do you mean? lol

susy - August 5, 2010 - 8:37 am

Kerri Bradford, you are AWESOME…

Deneen - August 5, 2010 - 3:12 pm

So very excited for you and about this my friend. My unlimited subscription to silhouette ran out July 2nd and I have been so sad. And then I heard you were not with them any more and I was sad about that too. But being on your own has it's advantages and I thing you will do very well with this new venture and I think your the best!!! Hugs to you

Kynda - August 5, 2010 - 4:13 pm

This is a stupid question, but what software would I need to use these with my cricut?

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Hey Kynda! Not a stupid question at all! The only two that I've heard of is Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) and Make the Cut (MTC). I am actually considering purchasing one of these programs myself so I can play with my 12" Cricut as well. I've got something FABulous I'm working on and want to see about cutting it full-size-ish.

If anyone has any advice over which one is better, I'm sure there are a few of us that would love to hear about it. :)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:23 pm

P.S. If anyone knows of an Adobe Illustrator Plug-in that I can use with my Cricut…I would LOOOOOOVE to know about that one even more! :)

Julie - August 5, 2010 - 4:34 pm

Kerri, Thanks for answering my question. As for which one is better of SCAL or MTC… I have both for my cricut and I think by far MTC is the way to go. It is so much more user friendly. At least that's my opinion! Can't wait to see what other projects you have up your sleeve!

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 4:55 pm

Thanks for your advice Julie! MTC is what I had on my brain. And unless I can figure out a way to cut directly from Illustrator…I believe that will be my next purchase. :)

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 6:05 pm

Awesome! Yay! And…it's about time Girlie!! Love it, bought it, it's mine now!!! Cannot wait to get some time to play. Thank you Kerri, for setting up shop:)

hiscrappergirl - August 5, 2010 - 9:06 pm

fantastic designs and good for you to start selling your amazing designs! Congrats!

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 9:19 pm

So I bought the design at 12:00 noon my time but haven't received the download yet…Kerri,how long does it usually take?

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 9:34 pm

Hey Kathy! I e-mailed you almost immediately. That's really weird. Let me go try again…

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Kathy, I sent it again, but e-mail me at just to make sure I have the right e-mail address on your end.

Kathy - August 5, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Yay! got it. It's probably not you, Kerri-I do believe yahoo can be slower than snail mail at times!:)

Kerri - August 5, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Yay! Good to hear! Have fun! :)

Tasha - August 5, 2010 - 10:21 pm

Woohoo! Can't wait till my main computer is fixed and I can download this!

Melissa - August 5, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Kerri – I am so excited to see you designing again! This kit alone makes me want to buy MTC for my Cricut. I am going to seriously consider this once the school year starts and I start receiving paychecks again.

Darlene Melvin - August 6, 2010 - 3:29 am

so buying this!!! my sub runs out at Silhouette too this much and i'm not loving the designs the past few weeks.. sad but true.. so I'd rather spend here. Can't wait to see what you offer up!

cindy - August 6, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Way to go Kerri! I'm excited for your new venture and know that a lot of other people will be too. Your talent and creativity continues to amaze and inspire me, I love your work! Awesome job girl!

Katie {choc0holic} - August 7, 2010 - 3:36 am

Awesome!!! Now if only my Silhouette would get here!!!

marilyn - August 10, 2010 - 3:57 pm

You are a very talented lady!

jbuffan - August 11, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Finally, after almost 10 years of scrapping I have figured out what "my style" is….and you nailed it ! Your layout is exactly how I scrap.

When I look at the layouts I have created (and finished) they are always CS, a little bit of PP,and DIE CUTS of some kind ! Once in a while I will add a few small embellies such as twine, ribbon,sewing or a small button here or there.

Now, I am in desperate need of learning how to use my Silhouette. I have owned it for over a year and still dont know how to do the basics such as "ungroup" I have only cut ONE thing!!

Where can I go for help???
Love what you do, Beth

Kerri - August 11, 2010 - 2:52 pm

Hey Beth! I'm glad you've found "your style"! That's a great feeling, isn't it?

There are a couple of great resources for learning how to use Silhouette. One is the Silhouette blog ( and one is my old Typepad blog…which you can link to over on the right here. I'll eventually be bringing over all the old posts, but it takes some time.

Hopefully you can find some new ways to use your Silhouette because there are LOTS of things you can do with it!

As for the rest of you? Thanks so much for all your support. I think this is going to be a fun adventure to have with y'all!

Givens Family - August 13, 2010 - 9:04 pm

New to your site but I love your designs. What is even greater is that you can cut them out on the Silhouetee. I definely will be watching for more from you in the future. Keep up the good work, love it!

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"father’s day"

Okay, let’s all let out a collective gasp. *GASP* I know, I’m doing the same thing . . . right there with ya. It’s been weeks since I’ve scrapbooked anything. Yesterday I thought to myself, “I’m going to scrap a page!” However, this morning when I woke up (at 5:30 to get my daughter off […]

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Rhadonda - July 8, 2010 - 1:54 am

Ahhhh… your page is so sweet and beautiful. You creative people are amazing even when you are not feeling creative. Question? I think it has been addressed somewhere but how do you adhere the word titles easily? Xyron? Spray adhesive? What is your method? Thanks for sharing.

Kerri - July 8, 2010 - 2:08 am

Thanks Rhadonda. ;) I When I'm adhering something that's very fine in detail, I use a Zig glue pen. Love those! Otherwise, I still have quite a stash of Hermafix squares and dots from my old QVC days. BUT, a couple months ago I got some American Crafts adhesive runners and those work pretty great too! On that decorative border and "DAY", I happened to use the Herma dots. The "Father's" is actually printed onto a transparency.

caroline - July 9, 2010 - 4:07 am

Kerri, have you considered still creating designs for the Silhouette? Maybe make your own website or sell them through 2Peas? I've always liked your designs the best – graphic, a little grungy, really real…very usable. I know I'd be able to make room in the budget for some Kerri Bradford originals.

Nice to see a layout from you, and as always it awesome.

susy - July 9, 2010 - 4:49 am

Oh yes, I'd like to see more of your GSD files for the silhouette too, love your style. Gorgeous layout.

Nichol - July 11, 2010 - 3:27 pm

oh gosh….happiness seeing our fabulous page and design. LOVE it. Love you!

a little t-shirt goodness

So a couple weeks ago I was chatting with my dear friend Lisa Bearnson, who’s son is also serving an LDS mission right now in North Carolina. It’s nice to comisserate with someone. ;) She was talking about something she was going to make with her son’s mission name on it and as I was […]

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TessC. - October 19, 2013 - 10:19 pm

Super Cool! Did you design the whole thing, or is this a font somewhere in internet land?

Kerri - October 19, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Yep…I designed it. :) Fonts are just standard, but then I added all the distressing to it.

there’s a bit of this going on this week

That’s right. Kid #2 will soon be done with high school. Crazy! Finally got the announcement done. Better get those printed and in the mail tomorrow. ;) (Sorry, I felt compelled to blur the pertinent info.) Sorry my blog has been so neglected. Lots of stuff going on right now. Did you happen to catch […]

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inpsiration can come from anywhere

So I’m doing the Inspire U over on the Silhouette blog today, but wanted to share this here too. This finally happened this week: Ahhhhhh, ya gotta love the lilacs! I’ve been waiting and waiting for them to open so I could smell them! Those inspired me to make this shape:   And this as […]

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the silhouette blog hop

To kick off National Scrapbook Day, Silhouette is doing a blog hop! Check out this list of amazing people who are playing! Jennifer McGuire Janet Hopkins Wendy Sue Anderson Nichol Magouirk Jen Gallacher Robyn Werlich Kerri Bradford (me ;) ) Shari Carroll Erin Lincoln Rhonna Farrer Karla Dudley Vicki Boutin Elizabeth Kartchner Kelly Purkey […]

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something must be wrong with me

Look what I did on this page!  NO WHITE CARDSTOCK! Ummmm . . . it’s been a while since that’s happened . . . quite a while. :) [Fonts: LD Mischievous, SNF Miss Molly, LD Remington Portable. Shapes: Tab_0095, flourish_lace_C00138_1954, scallop_border_LG_1232, scallop_border_LG_1236] I did the Inspire U feature in today’s post on the Silhouette blog. […]

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