I’ve been in this industry for many, many years. It all started in 1999 when I won the very first Creating Keepsakes’ Hall of Fame contest. (Please, don’t go look for the pages. ;) ) Soon after that I became a part of the Provo Craft ‘Dream Team’, as it was called. It was the first time I’d ever been a part of a group that connected all over the world–via dial-up modem. To which, I didn’t even have one at the time and would go over to my sister’s house and use hers.

We’ve come a long way baby!

We live in a grand world now, don’t we? How lucky are we to be able to connect with people all over the world? Friends, family, you name it. Skype. Hello? Did you ever think we’d have personal video conversations on a computer, much less a hand-held computer?

Now, for me, when I say lucky, it has taken on more of a meaning–evolved over time, if you will–and I think it includes meaning blessed. And I have been so lucky–blessed–to have made such great connections over our little world with people whom I’ve never met.

A few weeks ago, the lovely folks at Paperclipping Round Table invited me to have a conversation amongst friends. Five different people from all over, sitting around, having lovely chat about diecutting. Again, grand world we live in. And when I found out who I was going to be chatting with, I was so excited! Not only did I get to visit with Wilna Furstenburg–who is absolutely delightful, by the way, but I got to chat with a long-time KBS regular, Caroline Davis, who’s wit and charm would lighten up my world  with her comments when she visited my neck of the woods. And when I say wit, there were many-a times when I would literally laugh out loud at this girl.

And last year she became a member of Silhouette’s design team. Way to go Caroline!

So I thought it would be fun to invite Caroline to play at our house. And when she made her page, she reminded me that she was the one that asked for a ‘wonky’ honeycomb design. So you can all thank her for that (found in Background Basics).

Here it is in action:

caroline davis december 13

[ Designs | Background Basics (honeycomb) / Monthlies (december) ]

Such a whimsical use of the honeycomb! Love those splashes of color randomly placed. So much fun, Miss Caroline!

Here’s what Caroline said:

Hey Kerri!  Do you remember a million years ago I asked for this wonky honeycomb shape?  I was so excited that you made it!  I still LOVE it!  So much fun to play with and a great way to add random splashes of color.  I don’t do Project Life, but I take tons of Instagram shots, and I’ve decided that I want to have a way to showcase some of my favorite shots every month.  My daughter’s birthday is in December, and her favorite color is orange.  Christmas is documented elsewhere, so this has some red and green, but also snowflakes and hearts and orange.  Also, it’s hard to see in the photo, but the snow plow says “Sno Way” – which is why that photo is labeled funny…it reminds me or Wayne and Garth of Wayne’s World.

Thanks so much for sharing your talent here with us today Caroline! I’ve been lucky to have you be a part of my KBS world for a long time. :)


And now, who would like to know who the winners are?

Should I announce them now?

Keep you waiting some more?

Oh, alright. :) And just because I was feeling saucy, I randomly picked six winners!

Here they are:
    Yolande K
    Caroline M
    Diane Buckelew
    Jill Felker
    Suzanne Mützelburg
    Tracy Ercole

Winners will be emailed with the details on how to redeem their little shopping spree. :)


And if you weren’t one of the lucky winners, you can still save a few dollars by taking advantage of the sale. This ends after Monday–when the big green Lucky holiday is over.

So don’t miss out!


And one more thing. For those who don’t follow me on Facebook–or use Facebook, I shared this card that I made for Jordan for St. Patrick’s Day using the Thank My Lucky Stars kit. Sent it with a box of Cliffs of Moher Bars. She didn’t want junk food, so I had to make it Irish somehow. ;)