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I thought maybe I might share a little ‘behind the scenes’ as to how my brain works. It’s kind of scary to go there as most things in my brain are scary in a demented sort of way. But I thought it might be fun to share that part of my creative process. Maybe fun? I dunno. Maybe I’m just being weird, which isn’t hard.

So last night I was watching my Thursday night dose of The Mentalist and up pops a commercial with a ribbon of sorts rolling around on the screen. All of a sudden an image popped into my head of a rolling ribbon, but being in the Valentine mood that I’m in, the heart popped in my head as part of that ribbon motion. Which resulted in today’s freebie:


You can download it for free HERE.

Sometimes I feel like I get inspiration in the weirdest places. lol And once it popped in my  head I had to jump up and find the nearest writing combination, lest I forget the idea–which, in this case, happened to be a pencil and a napkin–drawing it in the dark of my bedroom with the television as my only glimmer of light…which I was mostly blocking with my rather round body. Hey, whatever works man.

So, that was probably more than you really cared to know. ;)

2017-06-05T10:54:21+00:00January 20th, 2012|freebies|34 Comments


  1. Ruth G January 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    So you’re saying that TV is good for us not just something that turns our brains to mush when we watch too much?

    • Kerri January 20, 2012 at 9:36 am

      totally! not only is tv good for going into a vegetative state, but because your mind is ‘open’, it leaves spaces for ideas to wander in. :)

  2. Ruth G January 20, 2012 at 9:15 am

    PS Thanks for the awesome freebie! However you may have come up with the idea!

  3. Gwen January 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the freebie! I love your blog by the way.

  4. Sarah January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am

    OH!!! I really want to learn how to use digi elements! I’ve never done anything digi!!! Please someone tell me where to learn!

  5. Terri Marchbanks January 20, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Ok Miss. Kerri Thanks so much for the wonderful freebie you’re
    Theeeeeee Beeeeeeeeeest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Sarah my Dear you are in the right place Kerri and Her Fabulous design team will teach you EVERYTHING…HUGS

  6. Rhadonda January 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for the cute freebie. I love to hear the creative process. Many times people look at me when i say something wondering “where did that come from?”. Actually i think it is a sign of your genius. I imagine Albert Einstein wrote on napkins. They say Lucille Ball was a genius, always one step ahead of you in the conversation. So there, in my opinion you are in good company with your creative process.

  7. Karen W January 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Personally, I like the way your brain works! Beautiful freebie! Thank you!


  8. Esther January 20, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    LOL – I love The Mentalist! Thanks for the freebie Kerri. Hugs from NZ

  9. rkokes January 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    thanks for the freebie!!!

  10. Beth January 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    LOVE it!! Thank you so much…I WILL be using this on a Valentine’s day card or two!

    OK, back to making THREE Love trays…my Cameo is very tired right now!!

  11. Dolly/scrapthat January 20, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    LOL Very cool Kerri! Funny where one will find inspiration! TFS and thanks for the cool file!

  12. Sonya January 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Thank you so very much!!

  13. Carla January 20, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    thank you SO much Kerri! Its perfect ;)

  14. Myoriah January 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Lol! Like where you got the inspiration. I was watching the credits after a movie and the thought popped into my mind that the way the credits were done would make a nice scrapbook layout. Thanks for the free file. I know it will find its way on a couple of cards.

  15. Suzzi January 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you very cute. Update on dog possible, all wonderruffal? (play on words).

  16. Suzzi January 20, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Thanks so much and it is cute. How are you adjusting now that you are keeping the dog?

  17. Hoolie January 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks so much for the freebie, and lol on the body blocking the tv light, I got one of those round bodies myself, and you’re right, whatever works man!

  18. Sue from Oregon January 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Had to laugh at the whole process! My guess is you are in some wonderful company around here LOL! Great file and thanks for sharing it!

  19. Ryann Salamon January 21, 2012 at 6:14 am

    I love when inspiration strikes! I’m new to your blog and d/l your freebie – thank you! :)

  20. Elisa Nishimura January 21, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Thank you!

  21. Daniela January 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Love the heart ribbon. The download link is not working for me. I will check back later.

  22. cindy January 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Interesting how the mind works, isn’t it? Glad you find inspiration in the strangest of ways and I appreciate you sharing it with us….LOVE the design and freebie! Thank you.

  23. JLBOhio January 21, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Love it!!!

  24. Christine Ousley January 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Another awesome freebie!! Thanks Kerri!!
    xoxo, Christine

  25. marilyn January 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    thanks for sharing, Kerri…this is just adorable!

  26. Gaby January 21, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Thanks Kerri! so pretty!

  27. Theresa G. January 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

    love your thought process. inspiration is everywhere. i love this image. Thanks for the freebie. =)

  28. Sylvia January 23, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thanks so much for your wonderful freebie!!!

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