studio calico life scripted class giveaway

Believe it or not, I do not consider myself to be an artist. Sure I can manipulate shapes and lines to make something fun in 2D land, but to be able to sit down and paint something with haaaappy little clouds and haaaaappy little flowers? (hello PBS+Bob Ross)

Uh uh. Not happening.

My grandma tried to teach me to paint when I was young and well, let’s just say I should keep my day job.

I can handle something on a simple 2D level. And I’ve always had good handwriting–even my kids were shocked at my penmanship skills in first grade.

So that’s why I’m so excited about this class that I’ve just signed up for at Studio Calico.


Doesn’t that just look gorgeous in every sense of the word? I just want to be surrounded in a circle by all that too…and maybe roll around in it as well. It’s just that cool.

And the beauty of this type of art is that its imperfections is what makes it so perfect! You don’t have to be perfect with the handwriting. It’s all about having fun and getting–for lack of a better word–sloppy and it’s beautiful!

Check out this page too. Isn’t it just yummy?


love the brush script handwriting that’s so popular right now! I have a hunch that Kal Barteski and Studio Calico may have had a hand in that popularity. ;) And I’m seriously tickled pink to get to learn how to do it with them. They do good stuff…yes, indeed.

And now, you can have the opportunity to take this class too because…

Studio Calico has given me a seat to give away to one of my lucky readers!

That’s right baby!

To be entered, like this post on Facebook and then leave a comment here on the blog with your name, where your from and a word that you want to write in brush script, and I’ll draw a winner on Saturday. My first word to try just might be my One Little Word, focus.


And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, if you’re not the winner…

…from now through the 20th, you can save $5 off the class price by using the code KERRIB at check out.

Oh yeah. I cannot tell you how seriously excited I am to expand my artistic horizons–even if it’s just in black and white.


And now, the randomly drawn winner of the True Scrap Pocket Pages class is:

Hi this is Ginna. I live in Colorado north of Denver. I just got my 1st set of Project Life goodies. Got the awesome overlays TOO! My main goal is to “STOP REINVENTING THE WHEEL” every time I sit down to do a scrap book page. Pockets seem like a great solution.

Congratulations Ginna! Email me at and I’ll get you on your merry way!

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2017-10-17T16:36:50+00:00January 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|75 Comments


  1. Esther January 9, 2014 at 10:33 am

    My word is like scripted is “enjoy”.

  2. Brenda January 9, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Hi! This is Brenda. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I would love to learn how to write like this!! The first word I’d learn is ‘Family’.
    Thank you for all your fun, insightful words; and your tremendous generosity!

  3. Julie C January 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Julie DeVita Corrigan…..I would do my OLW for 2014 Less

  4. Amie Lamm-Griffin January 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Amie Lamm-Griffin
    West Fargo, ND
    My word for 2014 is Simplify. I can’t wait for this class!

  5. AJ Anderson January 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    My word is “Still”.

  6. Rebecca January 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Rebecca, British Columbia, Canada
    Breathe :)

    Thanks for the chance!

  7. Beth S. January 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Hi! My name is Beth Scheuermann and I’m from
    Quakertown, PA. The word I’d like to write is

  8. Gaby January 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I am Gabriela from So. CA and so want to write my daughter’s name in brush stroke… [light bulb!] imagine writing every title word of the History Project in brush stroke?! genius! :)

  9. Angela January 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Glendale, AZ

  10. Christine January 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

    My name is Christine and I live in Alabama. Love would be the word that I would like to learn. But, oh, how I hate my handwriting! It’s one of the things that makes Project Life and journaling on my scrapbook pages tough! It takes so much time and effort to use the computer that most the time I don’t journal at all!! Bad scrapbooker!! I would love to learn how to either have tricks to handwriting or learn to embrace my sloppiness.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Nashonne January 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I would write ‘FAITH’ in brush script.

    Nashonne from Crete, IL

  12. Tammy January 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    This would be a fun class to win. Not sure I could do it but I would try and my first word would be Jesus. I am from the usually warm state of SC. But not so warm the last few days.

  13. Frankie Jenkins January 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Frankie Jenkins
    My word…inspire

  14. Cindy January 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I am in love with Kal’s brush script…and this class had me yearning to try it(although I do not like my own handwriting)! I would probably try the word “believe”. I am from the cold frozen tundra–Wisconsin!

  15. tere johnson January 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    I’m from Lawrenceville (Atlanta Suburb) GA.

    I’d write my one word for 2014: INTENTION…as in doing everything WITH INTENTION this year!

  16. AngieS January 9, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Angela from London, UK. My word would probably be my son’s name, Kalan. Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Sheryl B. January 9, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I’m Sheryl from Minnesota………I so want to take this class! My first word to try will be “release”. Thanks for the chance!

  18. Ashley C January 9, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Ashley; Lehi, Utah; would love to write my kids names and family name in a beautiful scripty font.

  19. Kim Henderson January 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

    From aylmer Ontario Canada. Would live to do my olw which also happens to be focus as well as my kids names. Thanks for this opportunity!

  20. Kathy M January 9, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Kathy M, Marion, AR, Happy

  21. Lynn Herrick January 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Lynn Herrick from San Diego. Loved you on the Roundtable. I would like to write the word beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

  22. Diane M January 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Kerry,
    I’m Diane from Mississauga, Ontario Canada.
    The word I would like to script would be gratitude.

  23. Tammy Davis January 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Tammy Davis
    Altus, OK
    My word would probably be Blessed
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  24. becky h January 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Looks like a great class. I have ordered her tattoos before and love them.

  25. Beth January 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Beth from WI- I am not a fan of my handwriting and would like to be ok with it especially when journaling. I think breathe, smile, laugh, are good words to start.

  26. Cheryl :) January 9, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Cheryl from Missouri. My word would be Blessed. Thanks for the chance to win this class!

  27. Judy Stiles January 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Judy from Tucson, AZ … my word would be “imagine”

  28. benessi January 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm


    Rocklin CA

  29. Kelly PADMAN January 9, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Snap….we have the same word f.o.c.u.s. so, that would be the scripted word for me. I live in Sydney, Australia!

  30. Samantha L January 9, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    My OLW is Move, so that would be the first scripted word for me. I live in Wisconsin.

  31. Heather January 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hi, I’m from PEI, Canada. The word I’d use is “choose” my OLW for 2014. Thanks for th chance to win!

  32. Kerren January 9, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Kerri…my name is Kerren, from Kelowna BC, Canada. My word is “brave”.

  33. Carolyn Carter January 9, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, my name is Carolyn and I’m from WV! My word would be “POSITIVE”.

  34. Joy Nelson January 9, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    My word would be, breathe.

  35. Kristin W. January 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    My name is Kristin and I am from Richmond, VA. I would like to write the work seek

  36. melanie January 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m Melanie from Canada. I’d like to paint the word “peace”.

  37. Betsy Jay January 9, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Hello, My name is Betsy and I live in San Marcos CA. 2014 will be a bold year for me in scrapbooking. I will be learning to use my new Cameo as well as try to incorporate mixed media in my layouts. I am a font fanatic/collector and I just love the new handwritten brush font I am seeing everywhere.

    My word of choice is “Daughter” since she is the great love of my life.

  38. Nola Grotegut January 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    I am Nola from Utah. I have always been fascinated by handwriting. I would so LOOOOOOOVE!!!! this class I think the word I would would like to learn in brush script is Grandchildren.

    Thank you for being so generous! I love your work and have enjoyed your freebies. I visit your blog almost every day! Thanks for the inspiration!

  39. Debbie B January 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    I’m Debbie B. from the Chicago area and the word I’d write is “enjoy.” Thanks for the chance to learn to be more artistic ;- )

  40. Karrie January 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Hi. I’m Karrie from San Antonio. I am addicted to fonts & alphas & typograpghy & this script writing is “write” up my alley! My first word is Savor. I’m a chef, so I love the word but I could really take it to heart in the appreciation of the everyday!

  41. Kathy January 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Hi! I’m Kathy Carr from Moline, IL and my word for 2014 is Balance. I am so excited such a class is being offered!! Thank you for a chance to win it!

  42. Lisa January 9, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    this looks fun. I would want family in brush script

  43. Amy S January 9, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    From Cold Pa ……Words I’d write –Be Present — Believe — Family and the list goes on. Thanks for the chance.

  44. Corene Poznicek January 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win! I’m from Las Vegas, Nevada. My word (or words) would be….believe in yourself.
    Thank you,

  45. Rosie January 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Hi, my name is Rosie. My husband’s name is Ralph. We live in Raleigh and we sell radishes. Oh, sorry. I got carried away. Must be cabin fever and stuck in my home for 4 days!!!! Seriously, my word is “love” and all the wonderful things the new year brings. Thanks for this great opportunity.

  46. LinhC January 9, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    LinhC from Birmingham, AL

    I would write my last name.

  47. LauraM January 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Park Ridge, IL
    And my word is freedom.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  48. Michelle S January 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Hello from Tampa! I would write the word “memories”!!

  49. Tracy January 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Tracy – Dacula, GA – and I would love to write my word – CHOOSE. :)

  50. Karen January 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I’m in Fremont ca. I would use my OLW first too, it’s stretch. Thanks for this chance!

  51. Kathryn Britton January 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Kathy Britton from Mechanicsville VA. My one word would be EMBRACE!
    Embrace our new home, Embrace downsizing, Embrace simplicity, Embrace the chaos, Embrace my faith, EMBRACE my life! Thnaks for the chance to be in such a great class.

  52. melinda January 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    Melinda from Milwaukee, WI. I liked the post on fb. I’d love to write my olw, which is brave.

  53. Doreen Obrien January 9, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I would love to write in brush scrip “trust” right on my wall so I could read it everyday and just do it :)

  54. Sandy Lewis January 10, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Sandy L – CT – family!

  55. Jen Donofry January 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Hi Kerri! I’m from Quakerotwn, PA. And I actually picked the same OLW as you-focus! Enjoy your class!

  56. Debbie S January 10, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I’m with you, I think I’d write my ONE LITTLE WORD in that gorgeous font: Play. Thanks for the chance!

  57. Ginger January 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

    I have seen lots of chatting about this class It looks fun. I would love to write “bright”. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  58. Angela T January 10, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Hi! This is Angela Thurow. My One Little Word is Create..and I’ve had my eye on this class as I have some of the Studio Calico kits and love the cards that have the brush script..I don’t want to use them! Thanks for the opportunity!

  59. Sharon Frewen January 10, 2014 at 7:25 am

    My one word this year is Positive !

    looks like an awesome class :)

  60. Liz H. January 10, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Liz H.
    Villa Park, IL
    Happy would be my word

  61. Michele January 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Hi Kerri!! Thanks for this great opportunity you’ve presented. I’ve from Orange County, CA and my little word is: “positive” :)

  62. suzie dyer January 10, 2014 at 9:13 am

    START would be my word!

  63. kimmik January 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

    It’s Kim from Burley, Idaho. I would write love in big, bold red paint! :)

  64. Jan January 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Jan From Michigan. Grateful for your “Getting to know You” class, I can now use my Silhouette Cameo. I would brush stroke Awareness.

  65. Roberta January 10, 2014 at 10:56 am


    Roberta from Maryland

  66. Ami January 10, 2014 at 10:58 am

    My first word would be CONNECT. That is my OLW for 2014.

  67. Laura G January 10, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Rockford, MI
    Love would be my word!

  68. Barb January 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Hi I am Barb from Dalton Ohio. My one little word is BRAVE and I. Would love to frame it to hang on my bedroom wall.

  69. Sabrina L January 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    My word would be think. Too often I react before I’ve properly thought through what my response should be. Sigh. Need to work on that.

  70. Lois January 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    My word is ‘explore’

  71. Becky Garoutte January 10, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity,

  72. Kathi Z January 11, 2014 at 1:58 am

    Kathi Z
    South Lake Tahoe, CA


  73. Kelly Humby-Tulk January 11, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Kelly from Knoxville, my first word would be love!

  74. Julie S. January 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I’m from Portland, Oregon. I’d love to take this class & eventually be able to cut my designs on my Cameo! I’d love to write my OLW THRIVE!

  75. Cherylle Waters January 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Cherylle in northern California. My word is simplify. Thanks for the opportunity.

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