dan: documentary style

February 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

So I know I’ve mentioned us doing remodeling our downstairs–it’s the third level of a four-split level house. It’s also where my studio resides. Okay, so maybe it’s more of an ‘office’, but soon it will be more studio-esque. :)

Dan did the one wall in my office a couple weeks ago and then did another wall on the opposite side of the room last week. Kassidy–my photography major daughter–is taking a documentary class and thought this would make a good subject. She just got some photos edited last night for her class today and so of course I had to steal them and share them here, right?

She did a pretty darn good job, don’t ya think? And Dan too? He’s making my walls fabulous with his vintage plaster. It’s pretty handy to have a guy like that in the house. ;)

Can’t wait to get get that all done . . . and new carpet! It’s pretty pathetic, but the carpet in this basement is over 30 years old. Probably originally came with the house. We bought it when it was maybe 12 years old and we’ve lived here going on 22 years.

Yeah.

Pretty sad.

But ever-so excited to get this floor a facelift! We’ve done a lot of the other floors . . . but this one is the beast with all my stuff and with it being my workspace it’s hard to find ‘the right time’. And when I did QVC? Yeah, waaaaaaay more stuff than I have now and I still have a ton. I feel another slimming coming down. I just really don’t want it all back in here. It’s funny how once you get it out, you really don’t care to get it back in . . . until you need that one thing you’ve had for ten years and didn’t need it until now . . . and you can’t buy it anymore because they don’t make it so you can’t get rid of it.

Anyway, this next little bit is going to get really interesting, I think. ;)

a little more love for february

February 26th, 2013|naomi atkins, pages|

Little Miss Naomi is sharing a wee bit of love with us today before our ‘love’ month is over.  



[ Shapes | XOXO (‘love you’) / Feathers ]

 

Totally love her choice of patterned paper for the feathers!
gorgeous girl!

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and now, some

Today I get to (get to???) do my taxes. 
Oh the joy of it all.

March is Friday . . . in case you didn’t know.
Friday???

Slowly working on remodeling the downstairs.
Blinds have been out of the windows for a few days.
It’s been glorious with the morning light beaming in!
Makes me happy.

I don’t know how I’m going to work if I move my office for the remodel.
oh boy.

Still working on trying to simplify + find balance . . .
but I keep adding to my work load.
How does that happen???

Got cheated with my Sunday afternoon nap due to the creative
process party that occurred in my head when I laid down.
(soooo not fair)

Hmm . . . I feel a new class coming on.

Can’t wait for spring!
(so tired of snow)

I got my Christmas stuff down finally . . .
*ehem* like only a week ago.
(sad, I know)


Okay, that’s all the stuff I think I have in my head at the moment.
Best be getting all my tax stuff together now . . . procrastinating.
ugh.

have you heard the news?

February 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Today’s the big announcement . . . the big reveal . . . check it out!



That’s right boys and girls . . . Lisa and Becky are making HSN magic! Oh yay!!!


(and in case you were wondering, i’ll be out there with her, just like old times….
but no pages from me. ;) )

 

and the winner is . . .

February 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Goodness gracious . . . Saturday just came and went so fast! Here is the randomly picked winner of the seat in The History Project and choice of a Project Life childhood kit:

LARA READ – FEBRUARY 21, 2013 – 10:16 AM
My friends and I loved to ride our bikes the the store and buy candy (dip m sticks were my favorite) and come home and watch old TV shows like Adams Family in the cool basement. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and the give away! Lara – PG UT


Congratulations Laura! Email me at kerribradford@msn.com and I’ll get ya all hooked up!

And I just have to add, reading all of your comments was an absolute delight! Old tv shows, family moments . . . it was just wonderful! And I have to say, I’m a huge Bugs Bunny fan too. It really is the only true cartoon out there–the ones from the 1950s, that is.

Yoiks . . . and away!

 

there be a giveaway goin’ on today!

February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

 

That’s right boys and girls!
I’ve heard that many of you are combining the
Project Life Childhood Editions
with
The History Project
to record your own childhood memories.


(it’s just a fabulous day, really.)


So with the  assistance of our dear sweet Becky,
today I am giving away . . .

your choice of Childhood Edition

AND

a seat in The History Project class!

(U.S. residents only on this one folks.)


To be entered, leave a quick comment sharing a childhood favorite (tv show, toy, trip, etc.)
and where you’re from and I’ll draw a winner on Saturday!


And you know, those Project Life cards would be wonderful to throw into your journal as well–if you’ve started like I have. :)

Oh happy day!


Click HERE for more information on Project Life.
Click HERE for more information on The History Project.


[ this contest is now closed ]

fun little finds

February 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Okay, so if you follow me on Facebook, you might remember me posting
about this fun little find that I purchased from Barnes+Noble a few weeks ago.



Totally love these notebooks! Not sure what I’m doing with them yet, but I know they’ll be put to good use. I’m thinking I might make one of them my new ‘words+phrases’ book. The open-spine binding is awesome!

love.

love.

And that same day I came across this fun thing:



Have you seen these? I look at it as being a totally liberating book of creativity.
It has stuff like:

  Glue random items here
  Cover this page using only office supplies
  Trace your toes
  Climb up high and drop the journal
  Fill this page with circles

….just to name a few.


But it was this page that caught my eye.



I loved it!

Made me buy the thing.

Thought it could help me liberate my creativity just a little so that I’d color more outside the lines.

The crazy thing is, I love this page so much that I don’t know if I can do what it tells me to do!

How’s that for coloring outside the lines . . . not!

 I really just don’t think I could accept the loss.

Do they make pills for this?

project life amazement

February 18th, 2013|naomi atkins, pages|

Are you working on Project Life?
Been looking for some creative ways to do it?

Well, our little Miss Naomi has been busy working on her Project Life this year.
Check out her amazing pages!





 [ Shapes | Need Directions? (‘love this’) / Monthlies (January) / inFORMS (calendar + postcard) / twentyTHIRTEEN (‘2013’) / Life Additions #1 (weekdays) ]


Okay, can you say giddy?
totally love!

I love the way she combined  . . . well . . . everything!

amazing.

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anniversary recap

February 15th, 2013|Uncategorized|

First, I just wanted to say thank you for all the fun anniversary wishes. It’s funny, 25 years seems like quite an achievement in this day and time. Dan, Kass and I were talking yesterday and said that it’s been 25 years and now we’re just in it forever. But if I ever kick Dan out of the bedroom, it’s not because we’re getting divorced, it’ll be for you’re-snoring-I-gotta-sleep factor. :)

So we just went to Salt Lake to spend the night at the Marriott Hotel, since it was right by the places we (or I) wanted to go–City Creek Center (a big mall) and Cheesecake Factory.

This was the view out our window (love the inversion–blech). I took this photo with my panoramic feature on my iPhone and the edited it a little in PS to take out some of the distortion.



We ate linner (late lunch/early dinner) at The Cheesecake Factory. I had something called Chicken Bellagio and it was divine. Basil pasta with breaded chicken, prosciutto, and arugula on top. It was so good. And Dan got some Hibachi steak. And then we topped it off with this Snickers cheesecake.


Okay, so maybe we just took a couple bites and took it back to the hotel…along with my leftovers. It’s soooo much food!

And here’s a view of part of City Creek. I thought it looked cool to see the temple through there. And….oh my goodness…look what’s to the left there! Yes, that would be Tiffany’s.




And yes, I bought something there.



I really did want a ring to commemorate our 25th anniversary and always said he was going to get me a really good ring. But when it came down to it and I see how expensive diamond jewelry is….I just can’t justify it. Give me some nice looking QVC Diamonique and I’m totally happy with that (and I have a lot ;)). So, I thought this gorgeous silver Tiffany’s mesh ring was perfect to celebrate our 25th ‘silver’ anniversary. What girl doesn’t want some kind of jewelry from Tiffany’s?

And am I so warped to be so indifferent at the jewelry in the stores but get excited over ginormous Apple store there? My comment to Dan was. ‘It’s so pretty!’ I’m such a geek! Especially considering a new MacBook Pro would cost around the same as an anniversary band…and I’d much rather have the computer. I hate being so danged practical. :)

But I’m really happy with what i got. Dan’s going to get a new ‘silver’ (or whatever color) golf club…whenever he finds the right one.

So, yeah. That about sums up our little mini vaca.
We’re also planning on taking a 25th anniversary trip….hopefully to Europe.

I’m saving my pennies. :)

happy valentine’s day!

February 14th, 2013|nichol magouirk, projects, Uncategorized|

Just thought I’d share this ‘homemade’ card with y’all
to wish you a wonderful day full of love!

[ photo taken at my hairstylist’s wedding reception. ]


And here’s another fabulous Valentine decoration from our loverly Miss Nichol!

oooooh la la!




[ Shapes | InTransit ]


This is an amazing idea!

love.


Here’s what Nichol has to say:

I love Kerri’s subway art cut files and wanted to use one to create a decorated frame for Valentine’s Day but I wanted to be able to customize each of the words or phrases on the die cut with a background stamp and colorful ink pads for a fun, “conversation heart” rainbow of colors. To achieve the look, I die cut the subway art file from smooth white cardstock. Then, before removing it from the cutting mat, I masked off the parts of the image I didn’t want to ink and stamped each word/phrase with a different color of Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink for a customized colorful die cut title! By using the same background stamp throughout the design and only changing the color of the ink, it kept the title from being overly busy or hard to read and instead just added color!

To finish the design I used a manual die cutting machine to die cut an exclusive Simon Says Stamp heart design and stamped each with coordinating heart stamps.

twenty-five years.

February 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It’s been 25 years ago today that we were on our way to Manti, Utah on a winter sunny day.
(of course I had to get married in some place old.)

(photo from lds.org)


Twenty-five years ago that I married an amazing man.


He’s been a wonderful husband, amazing father, and a great provider for this family.

Has it been a perfect journey?

Heck no. That wouldn’t be real, would it?

But it’s nice to know that we’re working our way to a perfect place together.

Love you honey!


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And to help celebrate our anniversary and the week of love,
these kits are on sale for 25% off (for 25 years, ya know)
through the end of the week.

    

 

   


(prices are already adjusted in store. click on image to take you to it in the store.)

 

I think a day like today calls for the Cheesecake Factory, don’t you?