new kit: recipe cards

So, like I mentioned a few days ago, little Miss Nichol had asked me to make some kind of recipe thing-a-ma-bob . . . like a year ago. I know, I'm a little behind. ;) After she sent me her darling recipe album, an idea for some recipe cards popped in my head and I just had to roll with it. Which brings me to today's kit: Price: $5 Now, the real beauty of this kit is that it is totally customizable! As you can see from the composite photo, you get 5 backgrounds, 2 different insets, and 4 label [...]

August 31st, 2012|digital kits, digital shapes, video tutorials|6 Comments

weekend recap

Well, this weekend had a few unexpected surprises. It started off with Dan getting this mostly finished . . . except for the hearth because he didn't have enough product.  He smears this stone product on over the brick of the old fireplace and former product that he did several years ago and then forms it into 'stones' like you see here.  The mantle is stone as well, but is precast into a foam mold and then we just laid it on top of the old brick. The mantle is kind of L-shaped to go over the top. We've been [...]

August 27th, 2012|Uncategorized|9 Comments

dxf tips and tricks

With the recent removal of Studio files from my kits per Silhouette's request, I thought I might share some tips and tricks on using the DXF file format for those of you with the just the standard Studio edition rather than having the Designer Edition. Tip #1 DXF files cannot handle Print+Cuts. When you bring them into Studio, they are only in an outline form. If you have the multiple file formats to work with, you can use the outline from the DXF image in conjunction with the PNG/JPG image. Just open both, copy one to the other and overlay [...]

August 24th, 2012|dxf tips|11 Comments

a fabulous recipe book idea!

So, as many of you know, yesterday wasn't the happiest of days for me. But with so much support from all of you, my day really turned around. You just have no idea what your support means. Truly. I also decided to take a trip to Archivers to rejuvenate my mind. I needed that visual stimulation . . . and maybe part of it was just a diversion . . .  or denial. I dunno . . . it's a toss-up. It was good though because I rarely hit the scrapbook stores anymore. And it was perfect timing because I [...]

August 23rd, 2012|nichol magouirk, projects|4 Comments

random things

It's been a while since I just blathered on about different things. Today is as good as day as any, eh? ;) Thing ONE. I will be switching out the kits by morning. So today will be your last chance to get them with STUDIO files if you want them . . . unless by some small miracle the folks there at Silhouette will say, 'Hey Kerri! Have we got a surprise for you! Here's written consent for ya.' Think it will happen? A girl can hope. ;) Thing TWO. (feeling a little like Cat in the Hat)Dan was working [...]

August 21st, 2012|Uncategorized|2 Comments

silhouette changes for KBS

In case you missed the posts about the changes regarding .STUDIO files being removed from kits sold, please read THIS post and THIS post. For tips on using DXF files, please go HERE.

August 20th, 2012|Uncategorized|Comments Off on silhouette changes for KBS

and so it begins

So true. This is it. Jordan has started her senior year.(it officially starts tomorrow, but she had to go for sophomore day today)She's having a bit of anxiety over it. She's a high school lover.I'm sure it's gonna go by really fast for her too. I'm sure I must have mentioned that we will be going to NYC so she can sing at Carnegie Hall for A Capella too, didn't I? That should be fun--especially since Dan and I will be chaperoning. ;) So, how many of your kids have started, or are starting this week?What are your 'first of [...]

August 20th, 2012|laura vegas, pages, tips and tricks, Uncategorized|8 Comments

back to school

Even though high school doesn't officially start until Tuesday, I've already had my first taste of it this morning. Jordan had to get up early to go to a student council meeting.(she's the president of 'bruin crew'--the service based group at the high school) She had to be there at 6:30 a.m. I'm going to miss my quiet mornings, allowing me to sleep just a little longer.But I guess I'm just gonna trade them in for quiet days with kids gone to school.Means less distractions for me so I can focus on work  . . . unless The Mentalist is [...]

August 16th, 2012|cards, laura vegas|6 Comments

it’s ALL about becky … oh, and a giveaway!

Okay, so that's the phrase that I've had in my head about today's post. We have this tendency to mock each other in our house  when one is having issues or wants. We extend our arm with palm facing the person, move it around in a circle and say, 'It's all about so-n-so.' We do it in fun too. :) Well, there is no mocking here. Just fun. Calling it like it is. I love Becky Higgins. And I am beyond thrilled that today's post is all about Becky. She has revolutionized a whole new way of recording memories.It started [...]

August 14th, 2012|Uncategorized|479 Comments

things change, part deux

As expected, I've been receiving many questions (and support, thank you!) about this whole new way of  third-party Silhouette life. So I thought it might be best to address them in a Q&A form since many questions are the same. If I get more commonly asked questions, I will add them here to this post so that we can keep all of them in the same place. I will let you know via Facebook if the post has been updated, so you may want to make sure you've 'Liked' my page--as well as join the RSS feed for the blog [...]

August 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|14 Comments