the friday freebie & GIVEAWAY

Here’s a great little freebie for today. A very versatile birthday card. You can never have too many of these, eh? ;)


To download the file, just click HERE. By the by, this is only a cut file–with a JPG for a visual, but no need for a PNG .

So I want to know, how many of you guys like to play games?

I like to play games. Would y’all like to play along? 

I would like to see if I can reach 200 Followers with YOUR help. 

Just share this post with all your Cricut/SVG, Silhouette, Other Cutter and digtal crafting friends. Tell them they need to come get all these freebies for themselves and become a Follower while they’re at it.

“And what do we win?” you might ask. 

Well, how about next week’s digital kit! It’s gonna be so cool . . . so cool for school too! It’ll be education-ish-oriented, however, I like to make my stuff very universal, so trust me when I say, you’ll be able to use these shapes for just about anything!

I’m giving away THREE kits too!

Just leave a comment in today’s post
 and I’ll draw a winner when I post the new kit (should be the first part of the next week).

So spread the word . . . I like lots of people when I play . . . I like having oodles and oodles of fun . . . and it’s my life-long pursuit to play as much as possible–especially here on this blog! So the more the merrier! AND, if y’all surprise me and we go over 200? There’s no telling what I’ll do. :)

Now, about the camping thing.

The last few days I spent with Lisa Bearnson and Kristy Banks and all of our daughters doing our second annual all-girls camping trip up American Fork Canyon. We had a great time *ehem* “camping”.

Yeah, yeah…those of you who mock me for coming home to shower. . . ;)

In my defense, it wasn’t my intent to come home each morning and shower. However, Kass didn’t go up with us the first day because she had something that night, so I was planing on taking her up after my class the second night. Well, we’re pretty much early risers at my house and so while I was laying still in my bed in Kristy’s camper at 6:30 in the morning, it seemed silly for me not to just run down and get Kass so she could have the day up there while they all were sleeping in. That’s how that came about the first time.

The second time occurred because after we were heading up to the canyon after my web design class Wednesday night (Jordan came home with me for a couple hours during that), I got a call from Lisa saying they actually had the spot for an extra night and do we want to stay. Well, since I was about at the mouth of the canyon, I wasn’t going to turn around and go back at 9:00 at night to get extra stuff for another day. Hence, the next morning we came down again, showered, and went back up.

There. There you have it. I didn’t intend to be “fresh” every day, but it worked out that way. And besides, Lisa and Kristy both have showers in their trailers and could shower too. It was nice that we weren’t going to be the only stinky ones in camp. ;)

But really, we had such an awesome time just eating, playing games, sitting outside and all that the great outdoors can bring ya. Those girls are so amazing . . . and their daughters are just as amazing. Great fun!

I’ll share a few pics next week.

Don’t forget to spread the word and have a FABulous weekend!

[This contest is now closed.]
2018-03-02T19:02:42+00:00August 13th, 2010|freebies|65 Comments


  1. Rhadonda August 13, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the freebie. Love your stuff! What? You don't have millions of followers already? Get out… will soon friend trust me. Question is–are you ready? ( : Thanks again.

  2. {VICKI} August 13, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Just became a follower—
    I don't blame you on the showering thing—-I've never been camping for that reason.

  3. vegetablog August 13, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    wow, thank you! I already follow your blog (mostly via Google Reader) and have shared your blog with a friend who also has a Silhouette :)

  4. Barbara August 13, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I just became a follower and added you to Google Reader. Thank you for the wonderful card! :-)

  5. Rojoscafe August 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    I just became a follower but I've been reading your blog for a while now. Thanks so much for the freebies, your work is so awesome. Miss you on the Sil blog (it's not quite the same w/o you) but love to keep up with you here.

    As for camping….love it but I totally get where you're coming from on the shower thing.

  6. stich.cindy August 13, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I have followed your blog for a long time. LOVE your designs, photography… You have amazing talent. Now I'm a follower!

  7. Karen August 13, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I would love to follow you but I don't know how goggle friends works. How do I know when you have updated your blog? Any advise on this is most welcome. Thanks

  8. nsmerkt August 13, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Some awesome designs! Thanks for the freebies!

  9. caroline August 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I told two friends.
    (Actually, I told more than two, but I have that hair commercial from the late 70s stuck in my head…)

    I'm sure you'll get there sooner rather than later!

  10. Teri August 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Thanks for the freebie. Love your style, clean & sophisticated. =)

  11. Liz August 13, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Thanks for posting these great freebies!! Love them and your blog!

  12. Karen August 13, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Love your blog and the great freebies! Thanks so much. Have a great weekend!

  13. Vera Matson August 13, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I've been a fan of yours for a long time and have had your blog on my google reader all along! I'll go email some friends and share the love. Thanks so much for the amazing freebies and the kits are great too!

  14. Melissa August 13, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I love your designs! I don't know if I followed correctly but I do subscribe via Google Reader.

  15. Kathy August 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Okay, Kerri, I told my whole silhouette users group! Hope more people jump on:)

  16. Rebecca August 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I just signed up as your 85th follower. Good luck with getting to 200!

  17. saerwin August 13, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you so much for the free downloads — your designs are amazing!

  18. luvmysilhouette August 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    THANK YOU MISS KERRI for the freebie its wonderful, sooooo glad you are designing again I looooooove your style girl…xoxoxo

  19. Issy August 14, 2010 at 12:03 am

    So glad you're having fun. It's great to have friends to play with! I wish I was there with ya! Thanks for the freebie. Love from Scotland xoxo

  20. Kelly August 14, 2010 at 2:07 am

    Thanks Kerri. I created a blog post to direct people here to get your gorgeous designs. Love them!!

  21. Stephanne August 14, 2010 at 3:21 am

    I just found your blog (thank you, Caroline!) and am so excited!! thank you for sharing!

  22. Terrie August 14, 2010 at 3:25 am

    really like your work and thanks for the freebie. i have a silhouette and can't wait to try the digi cut file. thanks!

  23. marlak August 14, 2010 at 5:52 am

    What a great blog! I am excited to try the digi cut file with my silhouette. Thanks!

  24. Domna August 14, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Thanks for the freebie! I'm a new follower )) Good luck with getting to 1000! :)

  25. scruzfam4 August 14, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I just became a follower:) Love your designs…thanks for the freebie.

  26. Aicho August 14, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Well thanks for the chance to win and the freebies – Do you mean following with the Google connect thingie? I don't think I've used that before – no time like the present right?

  27. Lara August 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks for the contest. My friends are coming for a scrapping weekend and I have been teasing them. I have a Sil coming. Not here yet but your blog is awesome. Will share with them.

  28. Lynne August 14, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I follow you on my google reader and have also told my silhouette using friends to tune into your blog! I love hwat you do!

  29. Kirsten August 14, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    You rock! I "follow" you through Nichol Magouirk's tweets, but now I follow YOU! ;)

  30. Stacy Milford August 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    The Silhouette is on my WISH LIST thanks to the inspiration of crafters like yourself! I found you via Nichol Magouirks blog :o)

  31. Luv2stamp August 14, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I am a follower, Thanks for the freebie. I just love your style!

  32. kathy August 14, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    love all the new projects you are making…..have been missing your posts at silhouette….glad i found you here!

  33. peggy w August 14, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I love your designs. We have similar taste in designs and scrapbooking. Thank you for the freebies and the nice giveaway. How is your son doing on his mission? My son came home in June and it is great to have him home. Missions are a great thing and they learn and grow so much. Thanks again.

  34. Margot August 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I just recently found your blog and LOVE your designs! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway and for all the free files! Just posted your site on FB. ~Margot

  35. Debbie August 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebie. I love your designs. I can't wait to see your new kit.


  36. Jeremy & Amanda Butt August 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    That's my kind of camping . . . . in fact anytime I spend a night away from home I call it camping even if its at a hotel! I just got home from camping at Bear Lake. I love that I live so close to the mountains!!!

  37. Megan Renfree August 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I'm definitely a follower. I would love it if you had a RSS feed though so that I could follow you through bloglines as well. I love your stuff and am so sad your not with silhouette anymore, but love that your doing your own thang on your blog!!

  38. cropangel August 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love finding new blogs with things that are great and easy to do and look nice. your new kit sounds great

  39. Andrea August 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    My idea of camping is a Holiday Inn…so I don't blame you for the shower thing. :) Love your die cut creations too!

  40. Deneen August 15, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Sounds fun and I say if your close enough for the shower go for it LOL! Off to spread the word!!!

  41. hiscrappergirl August 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    can't wait to see the new kit and I am now following you!!

  42. Val August 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Excited to see the new kit! I love all the tips you share…that PS5 content-aware tip was so helpful…thanks!!

  43. Pamela August 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I just started following your blog, I have been reading it in the past but could never figure out how to follow blogs. I finally figured it out!LOL I`m not very computer savy but I love your work and can manage my way around my cutter(the important stuff LOL)Look forward to snagging lots of freebies and checking out your blog, thanks for the chance.

  44. dahlhousedesigns August 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I have followed for awhile, but not with google friends. But now I do! :)

  45. Jan August 16, 2010 at 3:33 am

    You are one of the most talented and creative people I know. Love your Stuff. Hope the missionary is doing well.

  46. Mel August 16, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Exciting…and I think it's perfectly acceptable to shower while camping…even if you have to go home to do it!

  47. carilackner August 16, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    I love your designs! I'm so glad that you are offering them here! I'm off to figure out how to officially follow, since I already stalk your blog daily for new ideas!

  48. Katrina August 16, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    HI Kerri!!! Awesome talent girl…so glad I found you thru Nichol M! I am following and I am going to post this on Facebook and my blog also!! hugs, Katrina

  49. Amy13 August 16, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Piece of cake. I had two crops this weekend and told everyone that you were now offering your amazing designs YOURSELF, straight from your blog. :P I'm so grateful that us contra-banders (Cricut) can now take advantage of your uber talent…cause I've about worn out my Graphically Speaking cart!

  50. Karen W August 16, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    So glad you are offering downloads now! I love your stuff! You are so talented!!

  51. sharin August 16, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks again!

  52. Anthonette August 17, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Thanks for the freebie! I just cut it out with my Silhouette. I found you from Nichol Magouirk's blog.

  53. Helen August 17, 2010 at 2:02 am

    will follow luv your work

  54. kimmik August 17, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Thanks for offering a new way to acquire images for our silhouette. I can't wait to see how people use them!

  55. Laura T. August 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    What a great card … and it looks like you had a wonderful trip with your girlfriends.

  56. Vera W. Yates (Ling) August 17, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Kerri, I've been your follower for awhile. I love your creations. Always so inspiring. And thanks for sharing the pics from your trip. I always want to go there, but haven't have a chance, yet.

  57. Amy August 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Love your work! Thanks for the chance to win.

  58. Kimberly August 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebies. Love them!

  59. Patricia August 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Put you in my Google reader so I don't miss a single kit! Ordered 2 and have already starting planning how I'll use them! Thanks for a chance to win the "educationish" kit–can't wait to see it!
    Patty G in NJ

  60. KAREN August 18, 2010 at 1:44 am

    So glad you are designing again. Silhouette was crazy to let you go. Can't wait to see your educational kit!

  61. 2 Boyz Mama August 18, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Oh! this is so fun. Glad school is starting so I have more time to play.

  62. kendell May 5, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    Thanks ever so much once again

  63. Marilou Creighton January 29, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Thank you so much for all the freebies, Kerri.

  64. Elizabeth Davis March 29, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I’ve learned so many cool new tricks taking both of your Said and Done classes — just made note cards as teachers’ gifts using your tutorial/class notes for Color me Happy. So pumped for new classes to begin. Thanks for your wonderful classes and designs — love them all!

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