this+that: gratitude

Great googlie mooglie! It's finally done! I know, cuttin' it a  little close to November, eh? Well, you all have heard about my turmoil and strife, so ya know where I've been comin' from. ;) Here's a few closeup shots: Take a look at the "B" and the "buttons". I cut multiple layers of each of those to give the illusion of them being a chipboard piece. I used a 3/4"  and a 1" circle punch to cut my buttons from the included background images and then used a Making Memories hole punch and hammer to create the holes through [...]

October 29th, 2010|digital shapes, this and that|24 Comments

so look what blew in last night

Woke up this morning to this:Kassidy says she's ready for Christmas. I have a sudden urge to listen to Christmas music today. But shhh . . . don't tell Dan. ;) It would make my argument better if I knew there were others of you out there already listening to it though. lolOh, and by the by, since making a decision was just too complex for me, I decided that I didn't need to decide and decided to buy both versions of the song. How's that for decision?So, my dear friend Heather Lancaster (or rather THE Heather Lancaster as I [...]

October 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|6 Comments

i’m almost done!

. . . so stay tuned.That's all I'm sayin'. Oh, and go check out THIS video. It's ever-so cool!Okay, so that's all I'm sayin'. ;)

October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on i’m almost done!

what did i say about choice?

I said it was a good thing???Well, I guess that only applies when you can make a flippin' decision! lolSo I heard this song on a Corona commercial:Have you heard it?Love, love, love it!Apparently it was on a the soundtrack for "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" a couple years ago. So when I went to iTunes, I found there were two versions--at two different speeds. Here is the other version:Enter . . . the dilemma.I like the slow one because it's just so easy going. You can imagine yourself on a beach somewhere just enjoying the song along to the sound of [...]

October 24th, 2010|Uncategorized|7 Comments

the winner . . . and a winner for dinner!

Okay, first I have to share this a-maaazing quesadilla recipe I got from kevinandamanda.com. You can find it HERE. Oh my gosh! To die for! Definitely a winner for our dinners! A must-make again. Here's a pic I stole from their blog just to tantalize your taste buds.mmmmmm . . . .  Okay, so the now for the other winner . . . the winner of the year's worth of the This & That series. That would go to . . .KMS said... I love my Silhouette. It cuts shapes for card-making, titles for scrapbook pages and today it's cutting [...]

October 21st, 2010|recipes|Comments Off on the winner . . . and a winner for dinner!

let’s do something fun!

How 'bout a giveaway!That's right.Uh huh.I'm in the mood to do something saucy!I'm giving away a year's worth of the This & That series right here in River City. . . uh, I mean on my blog.   This & That: Halloween This & That: Gratitude (sneak peek)To be entered, leave a comment in today's post that shares your method of madness when crafting (e.g., Cricut, Silhouette, Digital, etc.) and what you love about using it. I'll draw a winner on Thursday!Good luck![this contest is now closed]

October 19th, 2010|Uncategorized|130 Comments

the friday freebie: monday style

Okay, okay. I know I've been a wee bit absent of late. I thought perhaps if I took a few days off that I would feel rejuvenated and inspired. We had fall break this past Thursday & Friday, so the girls and I went up to our family farm in Idaho to pick apples, cut back iris, move pipes, and all sorts of "get it ready for winter" things. No computer though . . . actually, it's no internet access so why even bring it. Needless to say, I am stiff and sore. One doesn't exercise very many muscles sitting [...]

October 18th, 2010|freebies|13 Comments

craziness

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy . . . uhhhh . . .  I mean, Kerri Bradford. So, life has been a little odd the past week or so. Some crazy, unexpected, and creative-brain-freeze things happening.Do I just have too much on the brain?Is there just too much going on for me?For a person that technically doesn't have a job, how can this be?Been pondering this morning.What is up? What is going on in my universe? I don't understand why things happen the way they do. Although, I do know that everything happens for a reason. But creative brain freeze? Awww, c'mon! lol [...]

October 13th, 2010|Uncategorized|6 Comments

a cute new family

This little group became a family this weekend. Got the opportunity to photograph them and their entire family. And this little girl? She's a poser! Watch out America's Next Top Model . . . this girls knows how to work it already!They were married on 10.10.10. ;)

October 12th, 2010|Uncategorized|1 Comment

beOPEN

Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ---Roald Dahl I do believe in magic. :) Been kind of crazy week here. (So what else is new, right? lol) Not being as productive as I'd planned. I'm still working hard on the Gratitude kit and therefore, no Friday Freebie this week. Sorry 'bout that. It will return next week though! But now on a sad note, one of Jordan's little friends from junior high (they've [...]

October 8th, 2010|Uncategorized|4 Comments