Brown Paper Packages ala Layle + Heidi Swapp Giveaway!

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We’ve been having such a grand week so far. Could it get any better?

Uhhh…can I get a big ol’…

…heck yes!


We have some more absolute awesomeness coming from Layle today. She was one busy gal concocting up all these goodies! I’m gonna let all the work speak for itself first and then I will speak at the end. Because…um…wow?

 

glittered feathers

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[ Design | Feathers ]

Layle says:  I love these feathers!  I wanted the package to be fairly neutral, so I cut the feathers from white card stock.  When I laid them down on the front of the package, I thought it was far too boring, so I added a little glitter to the tops of the feathers to spice things up a bit :)  This package could be used for virtually any occasion.

I painted a thin layer of Mod Podge on the top of each feather and then dumped glitter on top.  Super easy technique that packs a punch!


cloud paper

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[ Design | Happy Camper (clouds) ]

Layle says: This was such a fun project to do!  And in keeping with the theme of my post & projects, another easy one to do.  For this project, I created my own wrapping paper by painting clouds on the paper itself.  I started by creating a stencil in Silhouette Studio using the clouds from the Happy Camper kit.  I ungrouped the clouds and then moved and rotated them so they would be randomly spaced/placed when I painted.

I used a white Martha Stewart acrylic paint along with one of her Foam Pouncer Tops.  You just screw the pouncer top onto the paint, dab it on a piece of scratch paper a few times to get the paint flowing, and you’re off to the races

A few recommendations if you want to do something similar:
  1. Keep your stencil to a manageable size.  The one I created here is 4.5″x12″.  I wouldn’t recommend going much taller than 4.5″ or it might be hard to hold onto the stencil when you’re painting each shape.
  2. Use a sturdy material to create your stencil.  I used regular card stock, which was no problem considering this was a ‘one and done’ project, meaning I don’t have plans to use this stencil again.  If you think you might want to reuse a stencil, use a heavier material so the design keeps it’s shape over time.
  3. Paint from the outside of the design in towards the center.  That’s especially helpful if your design comes to a sharp point in places, so your stencil retains it’s shape and doesn’t lose those points.  It will also help prevent paint from bleeding under your stencil.
  4. Rotate your stencil.  Rotating your stencil in different directions on the paper gives it more of a random, whimsical, handmade look.
This would make a great craft project for kids!  With a little supervision (mainly to help hold the stencil in place with one hand while trying to paint with the other hand), the options for creating custom wrapping paper are limitless!


love you card

 [ Design | Just Because (love you) ]

Layle says: When I started sketching ideas for this month’s projects, I pulled out a bunch of different kraft colored products I had in my stash, including a kraft card.  I love Kerri’s handwritten words and thought it would be fun to make a quick card using ‘Love You’ from the Just Because kit.  Again, I used white cardstock because I love the stark contrast against the kraft background.  I inked a wood veneer heart to add a bit of color.  Quick and simple design, you could make up a bunch of cards like this for all occasions to have on hand.  Hey, I need to take my own advice and do just that!


Okay, did I say wow already? I think it bears repeating, yes? The gold tipped feathers? Oh so divine. The ‘happy little clouds’ (please excuse the Bob Ross reference–couldn’t help it) are so sweet–and perfect–with that big blue ribbon. And the love you card? I want one. :)

Layle, you outdid yourself this week girlie! A bundle of inspiration for sure!


We’ve got another giveaway today!

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This one comes from that sweet thing Heidi Swapp. And I have to tell you, when I opened the package to take a photograph, all I kept wondering is, would anyone would notice if I kept it for myself?  ;)

Her new September Skies line is to die for! I need a whole pack of that grey+white stripe myself.

And you know…September is my favorite month of the year. It may have something to do with it being my birthday month, add school starting, fall coming…it just all rolls up into one month of awesomeness in my book. So when Heidi came out with her new September Skies line, I knew already I’d like it, site unseen. ;)

Thank you Miss Thang for helping me celebrate this week!


Here’s a bazillion ways you can enter. The more you do, the more chances you have to win. U.S. residents only please. 

If you haven’t had a chance to enter in the other giveaways this week, be sure to do that. All contests will end Sunday and winners will be announced Monday.

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2017-05-20T07:54:57+00:00 September 18th, 2014|cards, layle koncar, projects|260 Comments

260 Comments

  1. Denise Bryant September 18, 2014 at 6:13 am

    great projects today!
    favorite thing about September… the coming on of fall, with that cool, crisp feel in the air.

  2. Amy M. C. September 18, 2014 at 6:19 am

    My favorite thing about September is picking out lots of mums and pumpkins to decorate my front porch…it’s my favorite time of year!

  3. Shermi September 18, 2014 at 6:20 am

    I’m not sure I have a favorite thing… I like that it starts cooling off this month (finally) after all the hot summer weather.

  4. Donna Silber September 18, 2014 at 6:20 am

    My favorite thing about September is somewhat cooler weather!!

  5. Barb Mc September 18, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Great projects, Wonderful giveaway!

  6. Kerri McClinton September 18, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Love the idea for the card! Just bought a ton of plain card bases that technique would be perfect for!

  7. Katy young September 18, 2014 at 6:21 am

    I love Sept because Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back at Starbucks!

  8. Keianna September 18, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Fave thing about September? It’s my birthday month and I love fall!

  9. Theresa September 18, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Gotta love September for the start of High School Football and Marching Band season!

  10. Melinda C. September 18, 2014 at 6:28 am

    September is the perfect month with perfect weather and tons of fall festivals! Love all of today’s projects!

  11. Janet September 18, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I love the cool crisp mornings in September. Such a refreshing change from the hot humid days of summer.

  12. Ruth Tacoma September 18, 2014 at 6:36 am

    I love *everything* about September!!! I love when the weather slowly changes to fall. The colors are more vibrant, the air becomes crisp at night, but beautiful during the day, soccer gets in full swing, I decorate the house fallish, my favorite coffee shops start brewing pumpkin flavored coffee drinks….I love it all!

  13. Karen S September 18, 2014 at 6:37 am

    I love September because back to school means a return to a scheduled, organized time. It’s almost like a new year with resolutions and all!

  14. Celeste B September 18, 2014 at 6:43 am

    I love the cooler morning and evenings and crisp blue skies.

  15. Andrea September 18, 2014 at 6:51 am

    My favorite thing about September is FOOTBALL! I love everything that comes with this time of year and Scrapbooking during the games is perfect!!

  16. Robin Hynes September 18, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Love September…my boy was born this month 19 years ago next week. Going through mommy sadness as he’s off to college this year. The project is gorgeous and love the new Heidi Swapp September Skies line.

  17. Diane Reyes September 18, 2014 at 6:57 am

    You are so amazing!! Inspirational ! And, this is a fabulous giveaway!

  18. Cari September 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    I love September for the cooling weather and birthdays! Both my daughter and my husband celebrate this month so it’s always fun!

  19. Denise Luscan September 18, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Really pretty projects! I think my fave about September is the weather (here in Fl) starts to slightly change and gets me excited about some cooler weather.

  20. Lenore September 18, 2014 at 7:00 am

    I love the cooler weather in September and the anticipation of apple and pumpkin picking.

  21. Cindy Trimble September 18, 2014 at 7:02 am

    So much fun! Fave thing? Almost Halloween!

  22. Cathy September 18, 2014 at 7:04 am

    September = sunshine, spring and awesome days!

  23. Gisele Chastain September 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Gorgeous giveaway…totally drooling over this one!!

    Favorite thing about September…the smell of pumpkin bread cooking in my oven. :)

  24. Kim Olea September 18, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Love the feathers! And what a great giveaway

  25. Michelle Gallant September 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

    This prize is amazing!

  26. Tammy Davis September 18, 2014 at 7:12 am

    My favorite thing about September is knowing that cooler weather is close! Love the excitement of anticipating all of the fall holidays!

  27. Sandy_in_MD September 18, 2014 at 7:12 am

    My favorite September thing is fall’s arrival, with all of the beautiful fall leaf colors.

  28. LinhC September 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

    My daughter’s bday!

  29. Jane September 18, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I love September so much that is why I got married in September!

  30. Karen Walker September 18, 2014 at 7:21 am

    LOVE all these projects, and would love to win that Heidi Swapp package—awesome!

  31. LionaChinky September 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

    This is a lovely way to start projects! Thanks for this lovely giveaway! <3

  32. Marcia Dehn-Nix September 18, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Gorgeous wraps and card! My fav thing is that the leaves start changing colors. My favorite time of year.

  33. Kate September 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

    September is a wonderful month. The weather is gorgeous. Can hardly wait to use Heidi Swapp’s September Skies!!!!

  34. Alexandria September 18, 2014 at 7:34 am

    My favorite thing about September is that fall is right around the corner, and it leads into MY favorite month – October! =]

  35. Amanda Q. September 18, 2014 at 7:35 am

    My favorite thing about September is the beautiful weather. :)

  36. Erinaaaa September 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Love, love, love the clouds!

  37. Amanda Hall September 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Cooler weather!

  38. Jessica September 18, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I love the new beginnings of a new school year and the coolness and changing leaves of fall! September is awesome!

  39. Yanira September 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Love the little giveaway. Its so cute.

  40. Erin September 18, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Great use of brown paper! I almost always use brown packages for wrapped gifts.

  41. Yanira September 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Nice giveaway. I love heidi swapp stuff.

  42. Tifany Jahn September 18, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I love September for the start of crisp air and changing leaves.
    Also my birthday month

  43. Lisa September 18, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Happy September! I love the cooler temps in the morning.

  44. ginger voth September 18, 2014 at 7:53 am

    not gonna lie, i {heart} sweats, hoodies and slipper socks!! gorgrous golden sunlight and pretty foliage aint too bad either :) sigggh, ok i love it all!

  45. Judy W. September 18, 2014 at 8:00 am

    September brings cooler temps and one looks forward to that when living in Texas. : )
    What a fantastic giveaway & Happy BDay to you!!

  46. Melissa September 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Such an awesome idea of just glittereing the top of the feathers!

  47. Michelle September 18, 2014 at 8:04 am

    Love your blog Kerri!.Thanks for the giveaway.Also love Heidi’s products!.Good stuff.

  48. Dolly September 18, 2014 at 8:05 am

    I’m CDN so don’t count this comment but I just wanted to tell Layle how FABULOUS I thought her projects were!
    I think DD and I will make our own PP this Christmas!! TFS

  49. Kendra September 18, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Everything. I like everything about September! Cool weather, fall leaves, crisp air. It’s perfect.

  50. Kerri V September 18, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Thank you for sharing such great ideas and projects!

  51. Carolyn E September 18, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Love those clouds! I think I know what we’re doing for our Christmas wrapping paper!!

  52. Melissa Fech September 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I love everything! Those wood accents are awesome. The stamps are great! The banners are adorable! The papers are fab!

  53. LouAnn V September 18, 2014 at 8:15 am

    The best part about September is that the kids are back in school!

  54. Judy Stiles September 18, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Cooler temps … a good thing in Arizona! Although this year it still seems pretty warm! This has been such a fun week … have enjoyed seeing all of the cool projects! What a great giveaway today … would be awesome to win!

  55. Sue Alger September 18, 2014 at 8:20 am

    My favorite thing about Sept is the weather. Hot weather is gone and cooler (and less humid)air here.

  56. Gretchen Henninger September 18, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Awesome techniques and a fabulous giveaway opportunity.

  57. Tessa Buys September 18, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love those feathers! So cute! And, of course, I’m drooling over September Skies! I share your sentiments about September, although my birthday is August 31st ;).

  58. Merrit September 18, 2014 at 8:32 am

    It would have to be my little sister’s birthday :)

  59. Angi MakingMayhem September 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Great inspiration! I am so in love with feathers these days…I don’t ever want this trend to go away! (and I love Bob Ross’ happy demeanor…)

    My favorite thing about September? Cooler weather…means more hot chocolate, more sweaters, fleece & flannel…it’s cozy time!

    Thanks for asking! ;)

  60. Lisa Spiegel September 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    love love love this new line… So excited to create with it!

  61. Tara Abernathy September 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I love September because it’s my birthday month and I love the color changes of fall that start to happen.

  62. Aurelie September 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    What an amazing prize!! September is my favourite month of the year, too! It’s the true start of the year… The cooler air, the cozier sweaters, the shorter evenings – perfect for scrapping with friends!!

  63. Laura T. September 18, 2014 at 8:53 am

    One of my favorite things about September is digging out my sweaters, hoodies, and warm jammies.

  64. Mayra R. September 18, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I think my favorite part of September is that it marks the beginning of change — the leaves start turning, the weather starts getting a little cooler.. :)

    Those feathers are absolutely beautiful by the way! I’ll have to give it a try. :D

  65. Karalyn Burnside September 18, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Thanks so much for the great blog, inspiration and the giveaway!!

  66. Ardyce Seabrook September 18, 2014 at 8:58 am

    This would be so lovley for me. thanks for the chance!!!

  67. Sonia September 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    What a great package!! So very excited about your app release too, what an awesome accomplishment – CONGRATS!

  68. Sarah Quincey September 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    I LOVE September because it’s the beginning of Fall, which I LOVE!

  69. heidig September 18, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Great project and giveaway!

  70. Beth September 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    There packages that Layle created are gorgeous. September is a great month because it brings us one step closer to Christmas time which is my favorite time of the year! I really hope to win this kit and I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!

  71. Cynthia Larson September 18, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Love the cute idea of the glitter on the top of the feather diecuts. Super cute on top of the package. Thanks for all the sharing of your wonderful projects.

  72. Jen Miller September 18, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Salted Caramel Mocha Frappucinos! ;D

  73. LisaM6 September 18, 2014 at 9:19 am

    What great ideas. Love the feathers. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  74. Debbie House September 18, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful!! She’s done it again!! Fabulous!!

  75. Carrie Bryant September 18, 2014 at 9:25 am

    What a fantastic prize. I love all you great tips and ideas, thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win the great Heidi giveaway.

  76. Raechelle Bellus September 18, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Fantastic projects! I am a newbie toy your blog and can foresee that I will be scoping it out quite often. My favorite thing about September is that is the month of my youngest daughters birthday. She was born 9/9/99. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

  77. Cathy L. September 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Love the feathers!

  78. Michelle September 18, 2014 at 9:45 am

    My favorite thing about september is the cooler weather and the beginning of the feeling of fall in the northeast. Happy birthday to you!

  79. GB September 18, 2014 at 9:46 am

    My favorite thing about September: it’s cool enough to finally turn the oven on again!

  80. Dawn McFarland September 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    WOW! Love all the projects so far this week! My favorite thing about fall is the colors.

  81. Jennifer Greer September 18, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I love the cooler mornings and the leaves starting to change.

  82. Ann Kapusinski September 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    What a treat!

  83. Nashonne Newman September 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    My favorite thing about September is that it’s Fall (my favorite season).

  84. Candi Rasko September 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Warm days with cool September nights, and Kerri Bradford’s new Silhouette class coming in a few days! Yeah!!!!!!!

  85. Carri Powers September 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Cooler mornings mean fall is on it’s way.

  86. Cannycrafter September 18, 2014 at 10:25 am

    I love September because you can start wearing cozy sweaters!

  87. Carla Hundley September 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    These ideas are
    wonderful and so
    easy! Love the
    feathers. And I
    like that the
    leaves start
    changing colors
    in September!
    Carla from Utah

  88. Lindsay September 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

    The beautiful color of the changing leaves!

  89. Peggy Thonoson September 18, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I would love to win. This looks like a great collection

  90. Ruth G September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I love when things start to cool down a bit and windows can be opened and I can enjoy a hot tea in the morning! Yep, that’s usually what makes September wonderful!

  91. Sally September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    My favorite thing about September is back to school time. My kids need the structure of school and the social outlet it provides.

  92. Cherri September 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Love it all. Thanks for a chance to win!

  93. Leslee Cotterell-Barrow September 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Favourite thing about September. There are a lot- love the smell of wood smoke when there are some cooler temps. Love that the leaves start to change.

  94. Leann September 18, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I love every durn thing about September – cool weather, sweaters, warm blankets, apples, pumpkins, bonfires, comfort foods, baking, making applesauce, EVERYTHING!

    Plus it’s my birthday month!

    Leann

  95. Nonni September 18, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Love the stencil idea and the cards! Love September because it is my grandson’s birthday.

  96. Liz H. September 18, 2014 at 11:10 am

    This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. Kelli W September 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

    My favorite thing about September has to be that my first daughter was born in this month – matter of fact, today is her birthday (18th) and she is turning eleven :)

  98. Miriam Prantner September 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Love back to school, such an exciting time of year!

  99. Carrie/scrapchick September 18, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I love September because the kids go back to school! hehe Honestly I LOVE Fall and September means less humidity, beautiful changing trees and baked apple pies! YUM!

  100. TJ Jay September 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Love a giveaway!

  101. angela September 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Kids in pumpkin patches and caramel apples

  102. Kelly Humby-Tulk September 18, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    I love the cool, crisp weather!

  103. Pam Sohan September 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Hmmm my favorite thing about September —–well this September my youngest daughter started college at SCAD, something she’s been excited about since junior year of high school. Miss her but I know she’s having a blast finally being at art school. And our son who is Autistic, started his very first job this week !!! and it RAINED!!!!!! And the temps are FINALLY under 98 degrees.

  104. steph d. (a.k.a. sweetcraftychick) September 18, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    awesome awesome awesome giveaway! i loooove heidi swapp! love the wood veneer words and the acrylic words! perfect embellishments for any project. thanks for the chance! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :) (Steph Sweetcraftychick on Facebook)

  105. benessi September 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Loving these giveaways. Happy week!!

  106. Jillian Cabandong September 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the weather change!

  107. Janet T September 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Awesome projects!

  108. Amy O September 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I am loving the projects today! Does anyone know if that Martha Stewart Spouncer fits on other brands of acrylic paint? So easy!

    Really loving this giveaway, too. Thanks for the chance!

  109. Amy O September 18, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Sorry, didn’t know there were special instructions until after I posted. My fav thing about Sept. is the cooler weather.

  110. salley September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Cool crisp days!

  111. Misty Olsen September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Wow! Amazing! Thanks for a chance to win!I love the smell of fall in the air and the color of the leaves changing!

  112. Ashley C September 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    The changing colors of leaves.

  113. pam September 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    My favourite thing about September is it leads into October !!!

  114. Carol September 18, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Let me see, my favorite part about September has got to be the clear blue skies, the colors all around plus it also happens to be my birthday month as well as my daughter’s and daughter-in-law’s. What a great September it would be to win this awesome prize package as well! Thanks for the chance!

  115. Georgann Templeton September 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    So glad to find your website!!

  116. gina o September 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    wow so amazing of you to give this away! Happy birthday to you too!

    hope the Kerri/Heidi gods are smiling down on me! :D

    gina

  117. ruth September 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Yay, more goodies!!!

  118. Alison L September 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Very fun pkgs today. And a very fun giveaway! My favorite thing about September is getting out the fall decorations!

  119. gina o September 18, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    got so excited I forgot to tell you what I love about September

    I love that all the kids are back in school and that the rainy season starts :D

    thanks again
    gina

  120. Debbie Gauvin September 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    One of my favorite things about September is apple picking and the taste of fresh apples.

  121. Michelle September 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Love all your giveaways Kerri!

  122. Kelly September 18, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    So much to love about September: fresh apples start to hit the supermarket, cooler mornings, leaves start to change. Thank you for the chance to win this super collection!

  123. betty lou September 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Love the glitter feathers! Love the giveaway! Love September…fave thing is the beginning of Fall!

  124. Tara Chaussee September 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Behind Sunner, Fall is my favorite season! Still hot days and crisp, cool nights and getting to pull all of my boots out of the closet!

  125. Kim H September 18, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    I love the cool weather that September brings.

  126. Becca Bonneville September 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the changing of the seasons! I LOVE Fall and when the weather starts getting cooler. So many fun activities and projects come Fall time too!

  127. Paula B September 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Oh, I have to win this. This is so awesome! Thanks Kerri for the opportunity!

  128. Sherry T September 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    OMGoodness….now that’s a prize package…me, me!!! LOL

  129. susan September 18, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    so much fun

  130. Jane R September 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win! Love this collection!

  131. Jessica Dougherty September 18, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Awesome projects!!! And I love me some Heidi Swapp!!!!

  132. Deborah Northcutt September 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Love me some Heidi Swapp!

  133. Arielle Berceau September 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Awesome giveaway. Favorite thing about September…kids are back in school!!

  134. RPomeroy September 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I love the cooler nights.

  135. Karen C September 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Great projects! Thanks for the giveaway.

  136. Annie Nguyen September 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the weather! It’s not too hot and not too cold, perfect!

  137. Kelly Lewis September 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    You are amazing and I love your blog and everything you do.. So inspirational. And this is such an amazing giveaway, thank you for so many opportunities!

    My favorite thing about September would be the crisp, cooler air and how refreshing everything feels. Also, pumpkin/apple everything! Happy Birthday and pick me! :p

  138. Sherry Anderson September 18, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    My favorite thing about September is we are that much closer to Christmas!!

  139. Melissa Mortimer September 18, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Love your blog and thanks for a chance to win an awesome giveaway! Love Heidi!

  140. Lucie Hale September 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    My Favorite thing about September is the days are not quite so hot, but yet still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors!

  141. kelly may September 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    ^^KELLY LEWIS/ @krafternoondelight (via instagram) *sent me :) Your blog IS great, I cannot believe I just came across it and this amazing giveaway, I would absolutely love everything! September is all around amazing, but I really love watching the trees change colors here in MI (but hate it when they’re all gone).
    Thanks for the opportunity for your giveaway, I sure hope I win! ..oh & Happy Birthday as well! <33

  142. Marlene September 18, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    My favorite thing about September is everything fall related. The reds and oranges all over. The pumpkins. It all means beauty and fun!!!

  143. Cindy Jacobs September 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Love the inspiration I always find here on your site…and the great giveaways are pretty darn cool too!!!

  144. Janet Cobb September 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite thing about September is that it is the beginning of my favorite season!!!

  145. Tatiana Rialto-Rossi September 18, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    My favorite thing about September…sunny, but cooler weather!!

  146. Carol W. September 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Gosh there are so many favorites in September: mine & my daughters birthday (same day), football, rodeos, cooler temps & Beginning of Fall weather!

  147. Erica September 18, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    September = PSL. Enough said :)

  148. Anna Lockhart September 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Love this kit and have checked out your work on pintrest and FB.
    Very talented. Would love an opportunity to win.

  149. christi in ma September 18, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I love the crisp air and bright blue skies of September.
    Happy belated birthday Kerri!!

  150. Nancy Barnes September 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    My favorite thing about September is having all the students back on campus and meeting all the new students from around the world.

  151. Betsy September 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    How creative of Layle to use Kerri’s cuts on such interesting projects
    That prize package is to die for. Please pick me!

  152. Alison September 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas and the awesome give away.

  153. Grace P September 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    oh the mother load has arrived! This keeps getting better and better I love all the new stuff. Kerri, hats off to you it must be so difficult to have to part with such beauties. lol Thank you Grace xoox

  154. rita timmons September 18, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    love the great inspiration.

    Happy Birthday!

  155. Karen McNamara September 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Amazing giveaway! Love the glimmer sprays the best.

  156. Tausha Rondeau September 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!
    I would love the chance to win!
    I LOVE anything Heidi Swapp!
    Thanks!
    Tausha Rondeau

  157. Nathalie O September 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    New to your blog…love it

  158. Tausha Rondeau September 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Pick Me! Pick Me! Pick Me!

  159. Tausha Rondeau September 18, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the weather getting a bit cooler & I can snuggle up with my family in our minky blanket.

  160. Lysa September 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    AMAZING giveway! Thanks for a chance to win!

  161. Courtney September 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Found your blog thanks to Heidi Swapp on Facebook. Such gorgeous projects! I can’t wait to see more!

  162. Nicole McNamara September 18, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    That is one amazing looking collection!!!
    My favourite thing about September is my Mums birthday and Fathers Day, except when they fall on the same day…

  163. kathy anderson September 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    My favorite thing about September, besides my birthday :), is school supplies!

  164. Kathleen D September 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    What an amazing give away! Pure yumminess!

    September always feels like “new beginnings” to me. Just love it!

  165. julie nish September 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    my favorite thing is sleeping with the windows open and extra blankets on my bed

  166. Liz Lumsden September 18, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    My favorite thing about September is that it is when Fall begins!!!! Hurrah! Love those big feathers and the package looks so purty with all those clouds. Of course Kerri’s “love you” is purty too!

  167. Melitta Ball September 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Kerri!

    My favorite thing about September is starting to take classes! I try not to during the spring & summer so I can turn all my attention on my husband and daughter still at home, but come September I give myself a green light! I enrolled last week into your Silhouette #3 & #4 classes and I’m just about to get started!! I’m so very excited to settle into routine, classes and cozying up with a glass of hot ice tea! I have both a Canadian & USA address so I hope that you will let me participate in your giveaway!
    Many Blessings,
    Melitta

  168. Vanessa Babin September 18, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Love September because a) granddaughters birthday, b)football season, and c) fall begins which is my favorite time of the year! :)

  169. debbie standard September 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I like the slightly cooler temperatures but here in Texas that’s not saying much! I love that here in Texas we can still go and enjoy the coast in September because it’s still warm enough for that. I love this giveaway – it looks absolutely awesome!

  170. Daniela Dobson September 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    September is awesome because the weather is cooler and the colors change.

  171. Torrie September 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    My favorite thing about September is that it’s kinda starting to cool down here in AZ.

  172. Dana H September 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    September Birthdays! What a great kit and prize!

  173. Kelly O September 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Such an awesome giveaway… Love September… cooler weather… mums…. fun stuff!!

  174. Audrey Volt September 18, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    The aspen trees!

  175. Lynette September 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    This year, September means my baby will be in here in a month! So I’m loving that it’s September. :) Also, I love that my garden slows down and starts giving up on me, so I can give up on it. :) That sounds awful, I know, but man, our garden kinda rules our summer! :)

  176. Melanie Stanczyk September 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    September is my wedding anniversary month. 17 years already!!!

    I love the fall weather here in WI, the trees start to turn. I change my summer flowers over to fall mums.

    That Heidi Swapp kit is AMAZING!!!

  177. Memoriesbymanda September 18, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    September is spring here in New Zealand so everything seems fresh, bright and new. Plus I have 3 birthdays of people I love very much so it is a month of celebrating. I love HS September Skies collection. I have ordered a few pieces but I can’t afford the lot. This prize is amazing – thank you!
    I follow on instagramm now: Memoriesbymanda
    I follow on Facebook: Amanda Birchler

  178. Beth Holly September 18, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I absolutely adore all things Heidi Swapp. I use to follow you when you were with Jessica Sprague but lost touch when you left. September Skies is such an awesome color combination and I just love all the items shown so far.

  179. Kim September 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I love your blog!

  180. Cristina September 18, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Pumpkin Spice Latte! :)

  181. Laura K September 18, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Usually I love that the weather begins to cool down. Would someone please let the weather people know that it isn’t supposed to be 90 in the middle of September in Northern Utah?!

  182. Sarah W A September 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the changing (cooling) temperatures and how that translates to a crispness in the air.

  183. Maria September 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the weather.

  184. Mary K. September 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    My birthday is in September!!! Lovin’ Heidi Swapp’s September Skies collection too!

  185. Tracy Bohman September 18, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Oh, to win this would make my birthday complete!!! Favorite thing about September is that it is my birthday month too. Here is crossing my fingers, toes and anything else that would bring me good luck. Thanks for this awesome give-away. Happy Birthday to you too, I’d even share some of the collection with you.
    Thanks,
    Tracy

  186. Amber D. Liva September 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I could really use this cool new line!!!!! I can honestly say that I luv her stuff, but don’t have much of it. Please pick me!!!!!

  187. Amber D. Liva September 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I forgot to add my favorite thing about September is my birthday which falls on the 30th.

  188. Tracy September 18, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Love this giveaway!! September is my son’s birthday month…so it’s always been special to me as well!
    Happy Birthday Kerri! I’m one year older than you…and yes, 50 does sound strange but girl we will ROCK it!!!!!!

  189. Joan September 18, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Love, love, love Kerri Bradford studio and Heidi Swapp!!!

  190. Angela K September 18, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    My youngest son was born in September. I love the fall the colors and smells.

  191. Juli September 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Wow. It’s so pretty!! Thanks for sharing it and not keeping it for yourself!!!xoxo

  192. linda marie September 18, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    thanks for the giveaways! love it all :0

  193. Jessica September 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    LOVE projects with kraft!! And, I LOVE Heidi’s new line!!

  194. Katrina H September 18, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Great projects! Thanks for the chance to win!

  195. Gisele September 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    AMAZING prize!! Sure would be fun to play with!!

  196. Lisa S September 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Kerri! I would love to win Heidi’s things. Both you and she have taught me many new ways creative ways to use my Silhouette.

  197. Cynthia Baldwin September 18, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    My favorite thing about September I my birthday! :) I’ll be hitting a new demographic (those dreaded surveys when you have to check off a new age range!)
    Thanks for sharing Layle’s fab projects, and thanks for the chance to win from Heidi!

  198. marnie September 18, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    wow i never would have found you if not for the Heidi Swapp give away , but boy am i glad i did ! thanks for the chance to win !

  199. Jenn B. September 18, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the weather!

  200. Stacie D September 18, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    September is a month of back to school for our whole family. Lots of fun birthdays this month, as well! Love this collection by HS!!

  201. Bernice J September 18, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    My favourite thing about September is the great fresh vegetables that can be harvested from the garden…yum!!

  202. Marryl September 18, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Awesome Giveaway! Thank you Heidi Swapp!

  203. Michelle September 18, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    The slower pace after summer—chance to get caught up!

  204. Dee Cummins September 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I love the chance for cooler days, but we don’t get many of those in Texas in September! Happy birthday!

  205. Cat Jones September 18, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Who can pick just ONE THING?!? I’m a total paper hoarder, so I’ll probably go with any and all papers as my faves. That and ephemera. Oh, and the stickers and Color Shine.

  206. josmary flores September 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Love September sky too. Happy birthday

  207. Sara Amuso September 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love September because Fall is my favorite season… The crunchy leaves, cooler temperatures… Yumm!!

  208. Diana Hudson September 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Fall is my favorite time of the year! September is extra special because my daughter was born in September!

  209. deb pereira September 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    LOVE Heidi Swapp! her products are to die for.

  210. L McCarty September 18, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Split Pea soup w/ham bones. Ah, fall!!! I love you so.

  211. Crystal Strumberger September 18, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Glad to have come across your blog and site. I was directed thru a from Heidi, but it’s always nice to see what different touches others put in their creative talents.

  212. Robin September 18, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks Elizabeth Lumsden for sharing.

  213. Courtney Zadik September 19, 2014 at 12:24 am

    PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES….fall is almost here!

  214. Katie B. September 19, 2014 at 1:24 am

    The things I love about Sept. are the cooler air and the fact that my sister and I are the same age for a couple of weeks. Love the cloud paper! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  215. Debbie M September 19, 2014 at 1:25 am

    So many things…the cooler but yet still warm weather, the leaves starting their color change, the kids back in school, the days are still somewhat long but the sun comes up later in the a.m., and vacation rentals are cheaper!

  216. Lindi September 19, 2014 at 1:56 am

    don’t know what’s going on this will be my 3rd attempt so maybe I’ll keep it short and sweet. love love your blog I’ve come onto it from Heidi Swapp and i’m glad I have very generous prize I adore Heidi’s products they have such a vibrancy about them.. I have only joined social media and owned a lap top in the last few months as I have been confined to home unable to drive and poor health and I tell you it’s been my savior all the amazing papercraft sites I have discovered and how much more reasonable the prices have been compared to here in Australia as our dollars are basically the same, just some of the postage is a killer but most is reasonable.. I’M GOING TO FINISH OFF NOW AS I DON’T WANT REDO AGAIN, HAVE A LOVELLY DAY…..

  217. Peggy Freedman September 19, 2014 at 3:56 am

    I’m a huge fan of Heidi Swap, and a new fan of yours. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  218. Karen Peterson September 19, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Favorite September thing is the changing of the leaves and termination dust on the mtns ;)

  219. Trish September 19, 2014 at 4:40 am

    My favorite thing about September is that there is a quietness about it. School has started, there is no major holiday, the gardening duties are winding down, so there is time to have some lazy days sitting on the porch swing with a good book. Ahhh!

  220. Trish September 19, 2014 at 4:44 am

    P.S. Layle, your projects are just wonderful. I LOVE the glitter tipped feathers and all that brown paper with white, YUM!

  221. Debbie S September 19, 2014 at 5:31 am

    My favorite thing about September is that fall is in the air! The cooler weather, leaves are just beginning to change, and we’re headed for all the winter holidays. Yep, it’s a great time of year. What an AWESOME giveaway! Thanks for the chance! I follow Heidi’s blog daily–just like I do yours! What a couple of amazing and talented women!!

  222. Shirlee September 19, 2014 at 5:41 am

    My favorite thing about September is that it’s the start of the colorful season for me in Michigan and I Love Fall! This colors are so intense and when you get a sunny day the golds shine so brilliantly and the reds are just awesome in all their glory. It’s also the month when we put on our warm sweaters and can see our breath in the earlier morning air. I love the change of Seasons and September starts it all.

  223. Angie M September 19, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I love this line! What an amazing giveaway!

  224. Hussena September 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Love the beautiful projects shown here .thank you so much for a chance to win the gorgeous goodies !!

  225. Rhadonda September 19, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I love clear blue skies and crisp air and fire pits.

  226. Sveta Fotinia September 19, 2014 at 7:43 am

    It’s my birthday in September – how can I dislike it?))))

  227. Carolyn E September 19, 2014 at 9:30 am

    My favorite thing about September would have to be my oldest son’s birthday :)

  228. Wendy A September 19, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I love the fall season and September is just the beginning of it (course FL doesn’t seem to understand this idea!).

  229. Tracey Amend September 19, 2014 at 10:31 am

    My favorite thing about September is when the aspen leaves change! (I live in Colorado!)

  230. PaulaJean Kirby September 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

    I love that it’s the beginning of fall!!

  231. Jen September 19, 2014 at 11:15 am

    My favorite thing about September is the beginning of fall! Cooler temps & changing leaves!

  232. Traci September 19, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Great projects and ideas for this time of year!

  233. Renee Joy September 19, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Terri!! I hope that it is awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!!

  234. Kathy Vernon September 19, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    My favorite things about September: crunchy leaves, caramel apples, cooler nights, hot chocolate or cider, new notebooks, football, longer evenings to scrapbook!

  235. Ruthie Lopez September 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Great giveaway!!!
    Happy Birthday!!

  236. Margie Visnick September 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I love the cooler weather and my sons football games!

  237. Sheri Elmont September 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I love bringing in the harvest from my garden and making marinara sauce, salsa, and lots of freezing.

  238. Angie September 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Here in Seattle September is typically one of our most beautiful and pleasant months of the year. It’s more like summer than June usually! That’s what I love about September.

  239. Alysia H September 19, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I like the weather starting to get cooler and seeing fall decor go up in September .

  240. Sue T September 19, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Fav thing about September is my wedding anniversary; 28 years on 20th September :)

  241. lindsay f September 19, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    The colors are so good

  242. Julie September 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    My favorite thing about September is the changing of the colours of the trees and that crisp fresh air moving in!

  243. Linda G. September 19, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I love September because the weather is always unpredictable. It can be warm or cool. It is a surprise every day!

  244. Cindy B September 20, 2014 at 12:11 am

    My favorite thing about September is watching our grandson play football!

  245. Chrystie DeSmet September 20, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Getting back into routines.

  246. Patty G. September 20, 2014 at 8:13 am

    My favorite thing about September is the change to fall weather. Cool mornings and bright sunny afternoons to walk in and enjoy!

  247. Lisa Taiariol September 20, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Love this!! Great prize package!

  248. Tami September 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

    A few of my favorite things about September are…
    My brother’s birthday, two nieces’ birthdays & it’s fall & one step closer to the cooler months ahead!!!!!

  249. Pam Cooper September 20, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Happy Birthday! Would love to win this HS package!

  250. lindsey September 20, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I’m drooling. Oh that color shine!

  251. Monika Mitchell September 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Simply stunning

  252. laura mm September 20, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Favorite part of Sept is the fall colors! Sure miss it living in the the south…never feels like fall. Thanks for the giveaways-such beautiful projects, TFS :)

  253. Erin S. September 20, 2014 at 9:43 am

    So much cool stuff!

  254. Cindy September 20, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Blue Skies and Sunshine, with a little bit of fall colors on the side.(Plus more crafting time)

  255. Ellie Augustin September 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    OH I’m hyperventilating but I know it’ll be like 99.99% chance I wouldn’t win so SQQQUEALLING for the winner & congrats! Happy Birthday to you!!

  256. Laura BC September 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    This would be a hard one to give up! Love all the inspiration this week.

  257. Sarita September 20, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I love September because is the beginning of the school year.

  258. linda September 20, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Cool weather and pumkin anything!!

  259. Beverly September 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Awww bummer…..I’m Canadian, but some lucky person will have this and what a sweet prize!

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