look who’s turning two!

August 4, 2010 was a very interesting day.

If I go back and look at that post, there was a lot of electricity in the air,
both literally and figuratively.

We’d had a lightening storm that killed two of our televisions.
Quite an awakening at 5 a.m.

It was also the day I decided to give a simple little business idea a whirl.

It’s funny how life happens.

You know in your heart you’re suppose to be doing the ‘right’ thing, and you hope and pray that decisions you make–or decisions that are made for you–turn out  the way they are suppose to. You may not have the full vision of things to come, but you know that because you are doing what’s right, that you will be taken care of.

It’s not always the easiest of roads either.

But you stick to it. You come together closer as a family. And somehow things just work out.

That’s where I am at today.

I am beyond thrilled that I have been fortunate enough to do what I do.

I love being creative.

I love connecting with all of you all of the world.

Sometimes I can’t believe that things work out the way they do.

You see that  tiny glimmer of light way off in the distance, but until it comes in closer and closer,
you can’t even fathom how bright and fabulous it can be.

And I don’t take any of it for granted.


And those of you that follow me know just how much you all mean to me and how much you affect my life and what I do. And you know that I love to show just how much I appreciate all of your support and friendships.

Today is no exception.

Or I should say, this week is no exception.

In my world, birthdays usually last week.

So I hope you’ll have fun this week with a little bit of this!

There’s going to be much celebrating going on this week leading up to August 4,
’cause that’s just how I roll.

So how ’bout we have a sale this week!

That’s right.

You know I like to party right. :)

Use the code:


and save 25% on orders over $15!


And what would a party be without some favors . . . design team favors!

Look at this delicious goodness that our dear Miss Nichol made.
 I thought it was a great way to start of the celebratory week. :)

[ Shapes | Say What #1 (‘everything’ quote) / This+That: Christmas (stack of presents) / Here Comes Santa Claus (present) / This+That: Love (cake stand + cupcake) / This+That: Lucky (banners) / Monthlies (‘november’) / Simplicities: The Best Thing Ever (tab) / Storyboard #6 / December Additions: The Dailies (#14) / Decade 2000 (2008) / This+That: Family (star + 3)

Okay, so maybe this is my birthday present. :)

This girl has such a talent for combining so many things.
You just have to look at all those amazing details.

Love the banner.
And that tiny little date?

adore it all.

Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I thought since we’re celebrating Kerri’s 2nd birthday celebration it would be fun to see what kind of birthday-themed layout I could come up with for the big event! I had so much fun gathering die cut shapes together that weren’t necessarily intended for a birthday page, but that worked perfectly, to create a collage of accents for this layout showcasing photos from my youngest son’s 3rd birthday!

Happy Birthday Kerri Bradford Studio! I wish you many, many, many years of success! p.s. please keep your fabulous kits and designs coming! xo

love you nichol! :)

2017-09-19T20:22:25+00:00July 30th, 2012|nichol magouirk, pages|17 Comments


  1. Amy July 30, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Happy birthday! I’m so glad you decided to take a risk and start selling your shapes. I love your stuff!

    It’s birthday week in my house too. My daughter turns four on Aug 2 and my husband turns…a lot older that four on Aug 4! Birthday cake for everyone! :)

  2. Karen W July 30, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m so happy that you took the chance. I enjoy following you and love using your designs. Thanks for the birthday present. Nichol’s page is terrific.

  3. Colleen Umlah July 30, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Happy, happy birthday, Kerri. Thank you for making your talents available to all of us!

  4. Deb Burroughs July 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations on your second year – may there be many more ahead!

  5. Terri Marchbanks July 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday Miss. Kerri You Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nichol, your page is FULL OF AWESOME TOO!!!!!!!!!
    I never had a doubt Kerri Bradford Designs would soar like an eagle. Huge Hugs

  6. Rhadonda July 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I like celebrations to last a week too. So glad you followed your dream. I knew i bought those recent kits too soon!! Here’s to many more my friend.

  7. Marilyn Bronson July 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Happy 2nd Birthday! You and Nichol are two of the first blogs I check everyday and I always love what I find. Thanks for all your hard work and I will be sure to increase my inventory of your designs this week. You couldn’t have anyone better than Nichol to showcase your designs.

  8. Marta V. July 30, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Birthday! I am so glad you started the blog, it is my morning routine everyday to check before I start work. It’s my substitution for coffee. LOL!! Happy Birthday.

  9. Cynthia Larson July 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Happy Birthday Kerri Bradford Studios. And to many more birthdays and lots of creating to come!!!

  10. Beth July 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Congrats to my very favorite designer!! You and your designs are amazing in every way…here’s to many, many more years of creativity shared with all of us! Thank you, Kerri!

  11. Issy Scotland July 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Happy Birthday to your fantastic Creative Studio Kerri! You know already that I think you are the greatest! Long may you continue! Love from Scotland xoxo

  12. Jeannie L July 30, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Happy 2 and many many more! Love your designs as always. Looking forward to more…

  13. Amy A. July 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Congratulations Kerri!! Love your site and thank you for all your fantastic creations, inspiration and for taking time to share with us all!! Love your site and products!!

  14. ana roat July 30, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Congratulations Keri! God’s blessings for many more years of happiness and prosperity!

    Thank you for making our world a nicer place!


  15. Joanne H July 31, 2012 at 12:26 am

    (sings) Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear KBS, Happy birthday to you.

  16. Rebecca July 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Kerri Bradford Designs! Happy days will come to you all year. If I had a wish then it would be, a happy happy birthday to you from me! Thank you for the gift and for all the things you taught me in your two Silhouette classes at Jessica Sprague. L.O.V.E. your work!

  17. Shawn Wenrich August 1, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Happy birthday Kerri! No one does it like Nichol, awesome layout!

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