Flash Friday + Family Love

It’s a fabulous Friday here at KBS! After having the summer of the Friday Freebie I was feeling a little like I was going through withdrawals or something. So I thought it might be cool to still have some Friday fun all through September!


Each week there will be some kind of fun sale happenin’. So be sure to check in so you don’t miss out.

What’s on sale today
, you say?

beauty-shot-color-new2     beauty-shot-design-secrets

beauty-shot-hello-there     beauty-shot-everywhere

Save $10 on these individual classes.

Price is already reflected in the store.
Remember, this is a one-day only sale!


And now we have some beautimous work from our lovely Miss Laura!
Check it out.


[ DesignsAll In The Family (family), February Fourteen (love), Something To Say (perfect), Say What #3 (date), Life Centrals: Circles (circle backgrounds), Happy Camper (clouds), XOXO (heart) ]

When Laura shared a sneak peek of this on her Instagram, I knew it would take my breath away…and it did. I love everything about it. I love all the little sections of diecuts and how they work so beautifully together with the photos. And with all the stitching? Divine.

Here’s what Laura has to say:

As Kerri’s store grows and grows, with new kits popping up almost weekly, it’s becoming even easier to create layouts using only my Cameo (with a small sprinkling of basic embellishments)! One of the things that I love to do when I sit down to create using Kerri’s cut files, is to pull my photos directly into my Silhouette software to help with the planning of my layouts. I simply open up each photo and size it to the exact same size that I’ve printed that photo. This allows me to move the photos around on my cutting mat (within the software), as I pull in different shapes, backgrounds, words, and phrases, until I come up with exactly what I want.

Another advantage of planning out the page design this way, is that you can size all of your cut files according to how they fit on the page with the photos, so you have a much better chance of cutting them the right size, instead of guessing how small/big they need to be. Once I have the design set up the way I want it, I separate the shapes and start the cutting process. After everything is cut, I use my planning “layout” as a guide to simply place everything where it belongs on the page. I find that if I have it all planned out ahead of time, the page comes together so much quicker. Once I piece it all together, I add my embellishments and machine stitching to finish it off.


This is hands-down my most favorite tip ever in the land of all things good and beautiful in the land of Silhouette. I’ve been doing it for years and talk about it whenever I can. I love Laura’s rendition here.

And how cute is that face???

2017-05-20T08:23:45+00:00September 5th, 2014|laura vegas, pages|5 Comments


  1. DNP September 5, 2014 at 8:20 am

    no freebie friday today?
    great layout

    • Kerri September 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Nope. :) The Summer of the Friday Freebie starts after Memorial Day weekend and ends with Labor Day weekend. Friday Freebies are a regular thing all summer long and then it occasionally pops up during the rest of the year.

  2. Annette September 5, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Excellent tips and ideas for laying out a page. So inspiring I might come back from work to play with Silhouette Studio and my SA Portrait just a little. Thanks for sharing such lovely project.

  3. JUlie September 6, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I LOVE it when the ladies show us how they us the silhouette to layout a page. I have to try it very soon. I just didn’t quite understand how it was done.

  4. Barb September 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    How have I missed the tip to plan my page on the silhouette?! I can’t wait to try this. Imagine an end to running back and forth with a ruler and then still having to recut!

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