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So, a funny thing happened last week. When I was making the sunshine freebie for last week I had a song stuck in my head. And sadly, because I don’t know all the words, the only thing that kept going through my head was…sing it with me…Good Day Sunshine….bah da da da da da da…..Good Day Sunshine….

And on and on and on.

Then Naomi sent me her page and I saw the Simple Stories ‘Good Day Sunshine’ title on there. And I thought, ‘What a coincidence.’ It wasn’t until I was chatting with Layle that I realized that their marvelous summer collection was called that. I’d looked at all of their collections, but didn’t remember the names. So when I mentioned to her how I’d had that stuck in my head, she popped up with a fabulous idea!

A handwritten freebie of the same phrase.

It was the perfect freebie for this week!

And so this was born.


To download it–forever free–click HERE.

That whole collaboration between Simple Stories and KBS collaborates more than just awesome pages. ;)

And now you are going to have this song stuck in your head for the next three days too.

Sorry ’bout that.

Welcome to my recent world.


And now, I have a page to share today.


Pick your jaw up off the floor. It’s true. I really got one done!

I just have to say, when I saw the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection, I knew it was for me. It’s been around a little while, but I had this photo that I wanted to scrap of Jordan…and with her being a vintage girl herself? I had to use it.

When I pulled out the kit, I was in love. There were so many fun things to use, I felt like a kid in a candy store and couldn’t choose! Adored the color palette too.

But I narrowed it all down to this:


[ Designs | Tiny Details (‘adventure’ tag) / Something To Say (‘beautiful’) / More Background Basics (diamond background inset) ]

This line works so well with the Tiny Details. And in case you didn’t know or remember, the Tiny Details kit also includes DXF/SVG files so you can create your own color for the tag in programs like Silhouette Studio, like I did here. (Includes PNG for PS/PSE too.) I also used a card for my journaling from Simple Stories Office Card Foundations line as well as their enamel dots.

I seriously had so much fun creating this page! It’s really the first time in a very long time that I didn’t sketch one out like I normally do. It was refreshing to start from a kit standpoint. Something I haven’t really done since probably my CK Kit of the Month or even QVC days. I just threw caution to the wind and didn’t even plan out color blocks and cut them ‘to size’. I just randomly cut some and threw it together.

Sooooo not like me! I’m such a planner. I guess that’s what working with an awesome kit like this can do for a gal.

It was a creative kick starter for me to work in a different way. Not to mention the fact that I used several patterned papers and colors, which is unlike me. One or two patterns or colors is usually my max. So I was just steppin’ outside my box all over the place. :) Okay, so I still used my trademark white background, but still…..

I think one of my favorite elements on the page is the lattice (diamond) inset. It went so well with the Vintage Bliss collection.

And now, you’re probably asking, ‘Well yes, it’s a great idea. But how do you do that?‘ ;)

Well, I got a video for that. Check it out.

I can’t believe we just have one more day of Simple Stories + KBS fun! This week has gone by soooo fast and I’ve been completely amazed and inspired by both design teams. They have been awesome!

Don’t forget to enter to win a Good Day Sunshine kit in yesterday’s post.
It ends tonight!

  • Debbie S - June 20, 2014 - 5:22 am

    Thanks for the awesome freebie–and all the Friday freebies! Summer is even more fun with you!ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 20, 2014 - 5:23 am

    You are so funny Kerri :)
    If it makes you feel any better, I now have GOOD DAY SUNSHINE in my head, humming along as I type. I confess that I couldn’t remember the lyrics either, even after looking them up they just won’t stay in order in my head, I do remember that GOOD DAY SUNSHINE is repeated 18 times during this song by the Beatles!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your freebie with us today – I don’t have a cutting machine, so I have saved the FABULOUS file and plan on using it to print some cards for some cheery pages!!!
    BEAUTIFUL layout, LOVE the layers!!! … it is awesome when creativity flows like it did for your page today, it rarely happens to me, I confess that I usually over think everything.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - June 20, 2014 - 5:52 am

    Thanks for the freebie. Love these. And, thanks for sharing your page and video. I’m definitely going to use this file very, very soon. I think I might have your diamond lattice background OR I might just have to get it. And, yes know I have that song in my head too.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K - June 20, 2014 - 6:09 am

    Good Day Kerri…Thanks for the freebie and the video tutorial! I learned something I never knew before. what the knife in Silhoutte was for! (And also how to make the background on the page, I would have welded it and then tried to delete the top part.) Loved the week long inspiration you and your team provided as well as Simple Stories’ team! Loved your layout and the fact you lived on the edge to make it! Sometimes you just have to!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 6:42 am

    I love the way you think! Your layout is fabulous! Vintage Bliss is definitely perfect with your photo (especially in black and white) and it’s wonderful how you fused your cuts and printed elements with this collection!

    Thanks so much for the video! My mind is now racing with how I can do little windows like that (whereas just looking at your page it just looked like magic!)

    Thanks for all you share! Have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 6:44 am

    Oh, and I could think of worse songs to get stuck in my head than Good Day Sunshine! That’s actually a great one since we’ve been having lots of thunderstorms the past few days, which I actually love, but it has been a bit dreary so sunshine is a cheery idea that I appreciate about now!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn Mercurio - June 20, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Thank you so much Kerri, for sharing your creativity with us all!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - June 20, 2014 - 8:34 am

    Great layout and silhouette tip! And thanks for the freebie – your designs are the best!ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 20, 2014 - 8:43 am

    Love that the lattice work is only at the top. It’s great layout. The picture is the focal point. it’s not over-powered by the other embellishments. Thanks for having the hop.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Thompson - June 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

    great layout!!! love the subtle colors.ReplyCancel

  • Nita K. - June 20, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Great page! I love all the patterns. Thanks for the great freebie, too.ReplyCancel

  • Megan K. - June 20, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Thanks for the tutorial on how you made the background! It’s so great to be able to make my Silhouette Cameo even more fantastic :DReplyCancel

  • SherryGrove - June 20, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Kerri: love, love, love today’s Friday Freebie. And thank you for putting that Beatles tune in my head; it’s a goodie. And, if you’d like to sing along with me, here are the lyrics:
    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine

    I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
    I’ve got something I can laugh about
    I feel good, in a special way
    I’m in love and it’s a sunny day

    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine

    We take a walk, the sun is shining down
    Burns my feet as they touch the ground

    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine

    Then we lie beneath a shady tree
    I love her and she’s loving me
    She feels good, she know she’s looking fine
    I’m so proud to know that she is mine

    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshine
    Good day sunshineReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 20, 2014 - 2:05 pm

      Oh gee…thanks. ;) So like, the song is soooo much just that one phrase, right?
      It’s no wonder why we don’t know the lyrics except for that. lolReplyCancel

  • Sandy Evans - June 20, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Thank you for the freebie Kerri. You are always so generous. AND I absolutely love your LO. Simply beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna Sampson - June 20, 2014 - 2:03 pm

    Love this freebie….well love all freebies but this one rocks!ReplyCancel

  • stacie d - June 20, 2014 - 9:19 pm

    Love the pretty LO! Thanks for the perfect summer cut file!ReplyCancel

  • Tara M - June 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm

    Thank you for the freebie! I have been in awe of all the layouts this week!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - June 21, 2014 - 11:41 am

    Thanks for this and all the freebies and this great video and technique. Your layout is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Trish - June 21, 2014 - 12:15 pm

    Thanks so much Kerri for the wonderful sentiment! i will enjoy using it in my card making, especially for my sweet grandchildren! Your page with Jordan makes my heart swell, the love for your child is so clear!ReplyCancel

  • Katrina H - June 21, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    That would be so cool to do as a 3×4 Project Life card!ReplyCancel

  • julie - June 22, 2014 - 10:48 am

    once again thank you for showing us a quick tip that I can use immediately!


    Love the page too!

  • NancyK - June 24, 2014 - 8:04 am

    Thanks so much for this tutorial! I’ve been wondering how I can get the most use out of my background designs and this is perfect.ReplyCancel


We are on day four…day four…of our Simple Stories and KBS team up. We’ve seen some amazing things and every day I look forward to what’s being shared on both blogs! Some crazy talented people, wouldn’t ya say?

And today is no exception with this page from Miss Laura!


[ Designs | This+That Freedom (sunburst); Summer Lovin’ (‘sunshine’); July Four (‘hot’) ]

There is so much eye candy goin’ on here, I don’t even know where to begin! Love the frame cut from the word paper. The sunburst with flecks of mist. The mix of the wood grain chipboard letters with the cut title–and how the ‘h’ wraps around the ‘m’. The list goes on and on!

Fabulous job, Laura! So much fun!

Here’s what she has to say:

When I sit down to create my layouts for Kerri, I usually get so caught up in incorporating her amazing cut files into my page design that I often times don’t end up including many embellishments or “extras” on my pages. The Simple Stories collections have so many fun embellishments, pocket page style cards, and even die cut cards that coordinate with their collections, and I found so many different elements that I wanted to include on my two page spread. I started by cutting two large sunbursts, using Kerri’s This+That Freedom kit, from white cardstock. I lightly spritzed them both with yellow misting spray, and then adhered them to my white cardstock background pages. I love the white-on-white backgrounds for building my pages on. I printed several photos in 3×3″ and 3×4″ sizes, and adhered them across the two pages, mixing in 3×3″ and 3×4″ cards from the Good Day Sunshine collection from Simple Stories.


And now, we’ve been seeing quite a grouping of pages coming from the Good Day Sunshine kit this week on both blogs.

So like, who would like to win one?
(I think that’s a rhetorical question, yes?)

Those wonderful people at Simple Stories have given me
THREE  kits to give away!


Can you say yummy?!

Here’s a bazillion ways for you to get a chance to win.
(okay, a bazillion may be an exaggeration. ;) )

I’ll draw a winner Saturday morning!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Sue Alg - June 19, 2014 - 4:05 am

    Laura shared so many wonderful ideas. I’ve pinned so I can remember to use them. Love the SS Good Day Sunshine and I just recently bought your This and That Freedom Kit, so I’m anxious to begin incorporating these ideas. Love the misting–another great idea.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - June 19, 2014 - 4:37 am

    I love, love, LOVE the simple stories line; especially Good Day Sunshine (since I am SunnyNP!). I keep waiting for these to show up locally so I can purchase everything :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie S - June 19, 2014 - 4:38 am

    Oh that DOES look yummy! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Janet - June 19, 2014 - 4:51 am

    Love that two pager!!! awesome!!! I am Janet from Ohio!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie (QSOgirl) - June 19, 2014 - 5:03 am

    I’ve actually never used a Simple Stories product, but I have heard only awesome things about their albums!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - June 19, 2014 - 5:40 am

    I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw that my two favorites had teamed up! Simple Stories and Kerri Bradford are the perfect duo!ReplyCancel

  • Jewel - June 19, 2014 - 5:49 am

    There is some seriously awesome inspiration this week!ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Dehn-Nix - June 19, 2014 - 5:50 am

    Fabulous 2 page layout! I am Marcia from Minnesota and I love your cut files.ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - June 19, 2014 - 6:25 am

    Awesome page as always Laura!! TFSReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 6:44 am

    FUN & FABULOUS double-pager – it is SO HAPPY :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION Laura!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K - June 19, 2014 - 6:46 am

    Cindy K
    From Oshkosh, WisconsinReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 6:48 am

    Tracy Moloney checking in from chilly Victoria, Australia :)

    We are nearing our winter solstice and I know that many of you are feeling the heat, so you’re more than welcome to send some my way … I can return the favour and send a little chill your way!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K - June 19, 2014 - 6:50 am

    This layout is so awesome, I don’t know where to begin. I love how all the colors from the ferris wheel photo are reflected in the paper and the enamel dots look like dot candy! I always love your handwriting cut files, and it is totally cool how the h wraps around the great woodgrain alphas. Just awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Susan wingo - June 19, 2014 - 7:00 am

    Kerri… love this awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • Susan wingo - June 19, 2014 - 7:03 am

    Sorry Harrison, Tennessee !ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 7:14 am

    PS – I just saw that the giveaway is for US residents only
    => if I was the super lucky winner, I would pay-it-forward to one of my many crafty friends in the USA :)ReplyCancel

  • Sue R - June 19, 2014 - 7:15 am

    AWESOME !!!ReplyCancel

  • Ina - June 19, 2014 - 7:16 am

    The kit looks like so much fun, thanks for the chance to win!

    Ina from Southern California :)ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - June 19, 2014 - 7:18 am

    I am loving all of the projects this week!

    Brenda M.
    Dove Canyon, CaReplyCancel

  • Jennifer C - June 19, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Rogersville, MOReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - June 19, 2014 - 7:26 am

    I can difinitely say yummy! Love them all. Thanks for the opportunity to win.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 19, 2014 - 7:46 am

    Love your blog and Simple Stories!.Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn E - June 19, 2014 - 8:08 am

    Another awesome page by Laura!! Love everything about this!
    Middleburg, FloridaReplyCancel

  • Julie Corrigan - June 19, 2014 - 8:30 am

    Such great colors….perfect for summer!ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 19, 2014 - 8:33 am

    the page is great. Love the rays coming from behind the pictures. So many different layers and textures. thanks for sharing what looks like a fun day.ReplyCancel

  • LauraM - June 19, 2014 - 8:35 am

    I’ve enjoyed the collaboration this week – very inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Amyx - June 19, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Brenda from Porterville, CA. I love Simple Stories…. and Kerri Bradford!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn McF - June 19, 2014 - 8:45 am

    I am so loving seeing all the beautiful pages being created with your stuff and the Good Day Sunshine line! I have been looking online and can’t seem to find yet, so this would be awesome! Thanks for the chance. I’m from beautiful Wisconsin!ReplyCancel

  • Wendi Lucchesi - June 19, 2014 - 8:49 am

    me,me,me,me,me!!! Please pick me! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wendi Lucchesi - June 19, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Wendi from St. Louis!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lameka Alston - June 19, 2014 - 8:51 am

    Thanks for the chance!! I hope to win!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Vandiver - June 19, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Amy Vandiver from West Plains MO! Thank you for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Miriam Prantner - June 19, 2014 - 9:12 am

    LOVE that double pager! And thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Miriam Prantner
    Arlington, VAReplyCancel

  • darla - June 19, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Love Simple Stories! I am from Michigan!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - June 19, 2014 - 9:14 am

    This is an amazing give-away! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Alicia - June 19, 2014 - 9:16 am

    I didn’t realize there were instruction on the raffle copter! I’m Alicia from Oregon!ReplyCancel

  • Erinaaaa - June 19, 2014 - 9:18 am

    Love this line.ReplyCancel

  • Raquel - June 19, 2014 - 9:19 am

    Pick me pleaseReplyCancel

  • Christi in MA - June 19, 2014 - 9:25 am

    I love the Good Day Sunshine collection so much! But my favorite Simple Stories product are the 6×8 binders and mix/match page protectors.ReplyCancel

  • Miss Niki - June 19, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Love the layout design and “sunshine” in the title! Definitely going to need that one when I get my Silhouette Cameo! Great work…thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine Carson - June 19, 2014 - 9:51 am

    Love this layout and the kit! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen V - June 19, 2014 - 9:52 am

    I love Simple Stories and thanks so much for this giveaway offer and chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Sarita - June 19, 2014 - 9:53 am

    I love your layout, the colors are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly aka SamsSissy - June 19, 2014 - 9:55 am

    The colors in this set are brilliant for summer. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - June 19, 2014 - 9:57 am

    Would LOVE to win this fabulous collection! Love everything Simple Stories and when paired with KB – magic!! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Lois - June 19, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Gorgeous Layout! I love the way the die cut work wraps around the thickers in the title. Something so cool about merging die cut and dimensional elements like that! The SS colors are just fabulous in this collection – it just shouts “summer”!

    Such a fun wk, Kerri!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Dundas - June 19, 2014 - 10:06 am

    Awesome give away!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa P - June 19, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Laura’s page is stunning with that sunburst cut. Love, love the 2 page design.ReplyCancel

  • Celeste B. - June 19, 2014 - 10:12 am

    Great bright summer collection.
    Celeste B., Fishers, INReplyCancel

  • Donna Digby - June 19, 2014 - 10:18 am

    Wow! Fabulous inspriration. Love the tone on tone sun beams. What a great line!ReplyCancel

  • Joy Gradowski - June 19, 2014 - 10:23 am

    I’m from Greenfield, IN Love love the layout!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa l. - June 19, 2014 - 10:33 am

    Love this page!!! Such a pretty and bright collection!ReplyCancel

  • Nonni - June 19, 2014 - 10:37 am

    I love the Good Day Sunshine collection especially the paint chip paper! I am from California where the sun always shines.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - June 19, 2014 - 10:42 am

    Orem, UtahReplyCancel

  • Charlene Ritchie - June 19, 2014 - 10:43 am

    I love this Simple Stories Summer collection.ReplyCancel

  • Stacie D - June 19, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Blaine MN
    I am loving this week’s partnership! Laura’s sunburst bliss is perfection for summer pics!ReplyCancel

  • Heather THompson - June 19, 2014 - 10:48 am

    Bloomer, WIReplyCancel

  • Melinda Strange - June 19, 2014 - 10:55 am

    Love this layout. I can see making some great summer pages of the grand kids.

    Melinda Strange
    Huntsville, TXReplyCancel

  • Silke - June 19, 2014 - 10:59 am

    I love this collection from Simple Stories, your Lo is really beautiful! I’m german, but living in Italy now. Greetings from Tuscany!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Greer - June 19, 2014 - 11:08 am

    This collection is simply amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Greer - June 19, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Got too excited about this collection and messed up my first comment. I am Jennifer from Michigan and I love Simple Stories!ReplyCancel

  • RMetzger - June 19, 2014 - 11:20 am

    Castle Rock, COReplyCancel

  • Karen Peterson - June 19, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Karen from Eagle River, AKReplyCancel

  • Kelli W - June 19, 2014 - 11:26 am

    Kelli W
    Cedar Park, TX

    Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lara Read - June 19, 2014 - 11:28 am

    Lara Read PG UTReplyCancel

  • Virginia B. - June 19, 2014 - 11:32 am

    Virginia B.
    Saratoga Springs, UtahReplyCancel

  • Sarah A - June 19, 2014 - 11:35 am

    Hey there, Kerri and Simple Stories! My name is Sarah and I live in Bolingbrook, IL, outside of ChicagoReplyCancel

  • Nita K. - June 19, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Round Rock, TXReplyCancel

  • Taunya Butler - June 19, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Taunya Butler from Orem, Utah!!
    This looks like a FABULOUS collection from Simple Stories – thanks for the chance to win!!ReplyCancel

  • carlajinar - June 19, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    this looks so fun!ReplyCancel

  • ruth tacoma - June 19, 2014 - 12:04 pm

    Ruth Tacoma, McBain, MichiganReplyCancel

  • NICOLE MANTOOTH - June 19, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    I am from Hesperia, Ca. I would LOVE to win this.ReplyCancel

  • Leigh FitzHenry - June 19, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    I LOVE Simple Stories and Kerri Bradford! Would love to win this!!ReplyCancel

  • Piroska Czakó-Radványi - June 19, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    I love the new Simple Stories collections – but unfortunately I cannot buy them in Hungary, so I would like to win them!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - June 19, 2014 - 12:33 pm

    The pages are great. I love the layout style and the beautiful colors of this collection.ReplyCancel

  • Tatiana Rialto-Rossi - June 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm

    Tatiana Rialto-Rossi
    California, USA
    thanks for this awesome giveaway!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Nabors - June 19, 2014 - 12:44 pm

    Love all these bright colors! Absoulutely wonderful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Margie Visnick - June 19, 2014 - 12:45 pm

    Margie Visnick-tennesseeReplyCancel

  • Jeannie L - June 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    I’m Jeannie from Singapore.

    Simple Stories is my absolutely favorite company. I love each and every of their collection and I’m a huge hoarder of their pattern papers.

    I’ve been a fan of Laura’s work and the layout featured is just awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Janet Cobb - June 19, 2014 - 12:53 pm

    Love the layout and the Good Day Sunshine Collection! I love all things Simple Stories! I’m Janet Cobb from North Carolina!ReplyCancel

  • Sunni Kym - June 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

    Sunni Kym
    San Pedro, California
    love Good Day SunshineReplyCancel

  • jo - June 19, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Giorgia from Italy :)ReplyCancel

  • jo - June 19, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    I love The Story of us collectionReplyCancel

  • Jana Koplikova - June 19, 2014 - 1:22 pm

    Wonderful colours, just right for summer! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Amy M. C. - June 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

    Indianapolis, INReplyCancel

  • Danita - June 19, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne Newman - June 19, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    Love the colors in this kit!
    Nashonne from Crete, ILReplyCancel

  • mitchmac - June 19, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Love, love, love this collection – thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Cari - June 19, 2014 - 2:35 pm

    Hagerstown, MDReplyCancel

  • Stacy S - June 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Love to use these sets in my Project Life books. Used the I Heart Summer for my Hawaii trip and bought parts of Smarty Pants for my daughter’s school books. Love!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - June 19, 2014 - 3:05 pm

    Hi, it’s Kirsten from Ontario…and WOW do I love that layout!ReplyCancel

  • Roxane F - June 19, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - June 19, 2014 - 3:33 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. – I love your work and am always amazed that simple geometric designs can add so much to a page.ReplyCancel

  • Tabetha Faux - June 19, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity – this kit is awesome!

    Corona, CAReplyCancel

  • Lucie H - June 19, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    I love all SS products but this is one of my very favorite yet.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - June 19, 2014 - 4:08 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win. I love this fun, bright summer collection!ReplyCancel

  • Alison L - June 19, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Would love to win this kit – it looks so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Jacobs - June 19, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    This is such a lovely collection and a beautiful layout!ReplyCancel

  • RPomeroy - June 19, 2014 - 4:21 pm

    Just love simple stories and kerri bradford.ReplyCancel

  • RPomeroy - June 19, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    coeur d’alene, IDReplyCancel

  • Bernice J - June 19, 2014 - 4:24 pm

    Alberta, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Bernice - June 19, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    and also Whitefish, Montana!ReplyCancel

  • Bernice J - June 19, 2014 - 4:34 pm

    My favourite collection is “24Seven”ReplyCancel

  • Amber M. - June 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm

    As soon as I saw your blog post today, and before I scrolled down, I could tell who’s gorgeous work was being featured! I WANT TO DESIGN LIKE LAURA!!! I LOVE her work, I love your designs, Kari, and Simple Stories is – HANDS DOWN – my favourite products on the market. thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for the chance to win some of this fun, colourful, and energetic summer collection!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandy Evans - June 19, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    I would be so excited to win either paper pack.
    I live in Ukiah, Ca
    Thank you for the chance to winReplyCancel

  • Sherry Anderson - June 19, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Sherry Anderson
    California, USAReplyCancel

  • Linsey R - June 19, 2014 - 4:52 pm

    Well those people over at Simple Stories are not only super duper generous, but they are geniuses to boot! Sharing some SS goodness with you is brilliant as you inspire so many with your stunning creations!! I love this LO beyond words can express!!! It’s fabulous and thanks so much for bringing us this wonderful inspiration and fun giveaway! :DReplyCancel

  • Lu L. - June 19, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    My favorite SS products are the SN@P! 3×4 sets. They’re so much fun to play with!ReplyCancel

  • Lu L. - June 19, 2014 - 5:31 pm

    I’m Lu from North Carolina. Wish I could share some of these warm temperatures with y’all!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl :) - June 19, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    I’m in love with so many of the Simple stories collections, but only have one. Awesome giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - June 19, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    This is a great kit! Wow I would love to win this!


  • Megan K. - June 19, 2014 - 5:54 pm

    I’m loving all the creativity that this collaboration has spawned for all of us lucky followers!ReplyCancel

  • Shirlee - June 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

    Love,love,love these Summer ideas! This is just the best week.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - June 19, 2014 - 7:36 pm

    Love this! Thanks for the chance!
    Tammy Davis
    Altus, OKReplyCancel

  • shelly - June 19, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Love the vibrant colours! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannine H - June 19, 2014 - 8:11 pm

    Amazing layout. I just love Simple Stories summer collection. Also, i bought a set of your photo collages ( story boards) this week and i am thrilled. I am going to be buying more!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia B. - June 19, 2014 - 8:18 pm

    AMAZING 2-pager, Laura! Love how you’ve combined Simple Stories + Kerri’s products. :)
    Cynthia from Cypress, TXReplyCancel

  • KatyS - June 19, 2014 - 8:30 pm

    This is awesome. The colors are vibrant. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Susan W. - June 19, 2014 - 8:32 pm

    I love this collection by SS. And I love your cut files. I am SO EXCITED about this collaboration!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Thomas - June 19, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Laura is just amazing! I think I’ve seen it all and then she posts something new. I’m in awe of her. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win some delish Simple Stories goodness. Take care Kerri. :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - June 19, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Would love to win! Love Simple Stories & Kerri Bradford!ReplyCancel

  • LouAnn V - June 19, 2014 - 8:58 pm

    Chino, CAReplyCancel

  • tina foster - June 19, 2014 - 9:34 pm

    Love this collection but no-one in Ballarat, Victoria stock it…
    Simple Stories collections are awesome. I love them…ReplyCancel

  • rianne - June 19, 2014 - 10:12 pm

    i love this kit! perfect for my vacation albumReplyCancel

  • Lynette - June 19, 2014 - 10:30 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!
    hurricane, utReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liimatainen - June 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Fabulous layout.Amazing kit!!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara M - June 19, 2014 - 11:19 pm

    Love this layout and all the detail. Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Tara M - June 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm

    Tara M from Lewisville, NC. This has been a fun week of collaboration with you and Simple Stories!ReplyCancel

  • makalah - June 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    Love the bright colors in these prizes!ReplyCancel

  • Alcaraz Valérie - June 20, 2014 - 1:02 am

    This kit is amazing, I really love the bright colors !!! Thanks for this chance to win one.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Mahder - June 20, 2014 - 3:51 am

    In love with these colors and the wood. The layout is amazing. I had to pin it.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy B - June 20, 2014 - 4:31 am

    Cindy B from beautiful NW Montana (where it’s snowing in the mountains while I’m vacationing in Hawaii!)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy B - June 20, 2014 - 4:39 am

    commented on Simple Stories blog as someluckydog on this post

  • Janet Trapp - June 20, 2014 - 5:03 am

    This pack is gorgeous as is the layout created from it and KB’s cutting files. Perfection!
    ~God bless~ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - June 20, 2014 - 5:31 am

    Oh I just bought that Freedom This & That so I own this starburst! Yeah. I’m going to try this layout.ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie D - June 20, 2014 - 5:46 am

    ❤️ the collaboration with Simple Stories!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 5:48 am

    I love Laura’s layout! So fresh and fun, just like the summer day she’s shared in her pictures and words!
    I’m from Winfield, IL (which is about 30 miles directly West of Chicago.)
    Thanks for sharing and have a great day!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - June 20, 2014 - 5:53 am

    I’m new to your blog and facebook, love this set!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 20, 2014 - 7:25 am

    Michelle.. from Canada!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine Wright - June 20, 2014 - 7:53 am

    Love the colors!! So fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Megumi Paulsen - June 20, 2014 - 8:03 am

    Megumi P from Raleigh, NC.
    I loooove Simple Stories! Collections from this spring/summer are all amazing. I want them all. ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Rikard - June 20, 2014 - 8:24 am

    This layout is awesome! I will definitely save it for inspiration. Thanks for the great give away.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Babin - June 20, 2014 - 9:39 am

    Hi, i’m Vanessa Babin from Gonzales, LA
    Love Simple Stories.
    Thanks for the chance to win the collection!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - June 20, 2014 - 10:04 am

    I love Simple Stories!!!! Thanks for the chance!!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - June 20, 2014 - 10:07 am

    Oh hey! I’m Stacey from Casper, Wyoming! I love your designs!ReplyCancel

  • Caroline M. - June 20, 2014 - 10:21 am

    This page is awesome! I love everything of it…starbust, colors, papers, layout…ReplyCancel

  • Caroline M. - June 20, 2014 - 10:23 am

    OOPS ! I forgot to say that my name is Caroline and I’m from Montreal, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Jenell - June 20, 2014 - 11:14 am

    Leaving a comment – and this is a great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa*H - June 20, 2014 - 11:38 am

    San Francisco, CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Amy Myers - June 20, 2014 - 11:55 am

    Amy from Mooresville, NC.

    I love this line so much!ReplyCancel

  • GinnaG - June 20, 2014 - 12:36 pm

    LOVE your ideas and tutorials.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Humby-Tulk - June 20, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    Kelly from Newfoundland, Canada (but living in Tennessee, USA).ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Pajot - June 20, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    I just love that sunburst background and the white on white really helps the photos and fun simple stories cards and embellies pop off the page. Great design!!!!Love the chance to win the kit!ReplyCancel

  • K in PA - June 20, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Love this collection! So bright and colorful for summer!ReplyCancel

  • K in PA - June 20, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    Kim from Pennsylvania. Beautiful layout, Laura!ReplyCancel

  • Lora James - June 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm

    Lora James
    Los Angeles, CaliforniaReplyCancel

  • Theresa - June 20, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Have loved all the inspiration this week!

  • Lenore - June 20, 2014 - 6:50 pm

    Love this collection!! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - June 20, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Pinehurst, NCReplyCancel

  • Tracy Bohman - June 20, 2014 - 8:31 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and great ideas. Thanks Kerri and Simple Stories.

  • Lisa Posthumus - June 20, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    I would love to win one!ReplyCancel

  • Mollie - June 20, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    Mollie from Saratoga Springs, UTReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - June 21, 2014 - 4:10 am

    Marilyn from NC and I love Simple Stories. I started using their product in earnest over the past two years and have loved every item I purchased and actually used every item (not something I always do.) Have taken several of Kerri’s classes and truly learned to use my Silhouette from her, thank you!ReplyCancel


Our little extravaganza continues this fine Wednesday with more Simple Stories + KBS wonderfulness from Miss Naomi.

Let’s check it all out!







[ Designs | Summer Lovin’ (‘summertime’) / In Transit (‘summer’ subway art) / Half Pints #1 (photo templates)

Okay, so seriously, all that stuff from the Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine kit goes so well with cut files from KBS. And remember in yesterday’s post how I mentioned that the photo templates work amazingly with the Simple Stories? Yep. That’s what Naomi did here!

Does that not just make you excited for summer?

I love how Simple Stories’ kits have so many little nuggets of fun to use!


Nicely done, Miss Naomi!

Now run go see what those grand folks over at Simple Stories are playin’ with over there. They are doing some lovely things!


Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a seat in Big Picture Classes’ The Phone Photography Project 2 in yesterday’s post.

And don’t forget about the sale that ends this Sunday.


  • Sue Alg - June 18, 2014 - 6:52 am

    Simple Stories collections work so well in my PL scrapbooks. And, of course, I’m always looking at my KB files to further embellish. I looked back at a few month’s worth of pages and realized how much I turned to KB and Simple Stories so it’s no wonder you are teaming up.ReplyCancel

  • Layle Koncar - June 18, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Love this, Naomi!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Thompson - June 18, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Great layouts!!ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - June 18, 2014 - 12:19 pm

    Very nicely done.
    Loved seeing your
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 18, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    Great pages. Now I can look at pages about swimming and don’t have to be envious. It is getting warm enough here that I can go jump in the pool any time I want.
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • lois - June 18, 2014 - 10:59 pm

    I love how the Simple Stories line truly makes those layouts POP! I’m a sucker for cheery colors. THanks for pointing out the photo class, Kerri! I had missed that one – off to check it out…..ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 3:57 am

    FUN photos
    Simple Stories LOVELY Good Day Sunshine
    Kerri’s digital DELIGHTS
    FABULOUS pocket pages!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K - June 19, 2014 - 6:59 am

    These photos make me want to go on vacation! Love the nuggets of crafting goodness throughout…Kerri’s cut files and Simple Stories Good Day Sunshine collection.ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 20, 2014 - 6:18 am

    This has been such a great week! Two of my favorites playing so nicely together! What a great combination of fun bright colors and your bold, graphic designs! Love it and love what Naomi shared today!ReplyCancel


It’s a big day here on our second day of the Simple Stories and KBS team up!

When all is said and done, we are telling the stories of our photos. That’s why we do what we do. We photographically capture a memory and then need to tell the story behind it. And Simple Stories is all about helping you get the memories recorded quickly with their pocket page system.

Which is what brings us to today’s Two-Fer Tuesday.

It’s all about the photo template. 

Photo templates have, by far, been my biggest help in getting my memories together nicely, neatly, and most importantly, quickly. I love using them!

So with this big Simple Stories + KBS shindig?
Of course that’s what today’s Two-Fer had to be all about!

Let’s start with today’s brand new kit–a photo template montage. A mix of six different templates with a straight or rounded frame that you can add to it, if you so wish.



Here’s one I whipped up with our weekend trip to Idaho for our family reunion. Seriously, took me like five minutes to put together. 


Oh how I love that Idaho beauty!

And here’s today’s photo tip: When admiring a landscape, such as the one in the bottom-left corner, don’t forget to use your panorama feature on your phone to soak it all in. What a spectacular photo it can make!

And now for today’s 2.99 sale items,
that are on sale for today only!

snapshots1   snapshots2   storyboard7   storyboard8

The first two Snapshot photo templates are perfect for using with Simple Stories Pocket Pages! There are several 4×6 and 5×7 templates to choose from so you can maximize your space by getting more to a page or a photo slot. That’s what I love about templates….more photos without making a mess. :)

The other two storyboard templates are just some other great mixes of templates to play with.  All come with straight and rounded frames to turn on or off as needed.

Remember, Two-Fer Tuesdays mean that these four sale kits are available for 2.99 TODAY ONLY. 

(Note: Coupon does not apply to sale items, but they will count towards your total. All photo templates can be resized as needed, but keep it proportional if you’re using the frames and resize them before adding your photos. There are tutorials under the link above for more information on how to use these.)

And now here’s one last thing to help you on your photographic journey:

A giveaway for a seat in Big Picture Classes’ Phone Photography Project!

PPP2 Camera Roll_ Image

I took this class last year and it was loads of fun. Figured I’d best be taking it again this year too. ;) I love getting all sorts of tips and tricks in one place. For all the details on this class, check out their website HERE.

So here’s how to enter–multiple ways to enter, actually. I’ll be drawing a winner Thursday morning!

After entering, head no over to the Simple Stories blog to see what goodness they have to share today!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Debbie S - June 17, 2014 - 4:00 am

    Sounds like a great class, yes please! Thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • Sue Alg - June 17, 2014 - 4:55 am

    Sue from SE Wisconsin. What a great combo Kerri and Simple Stories. I’ve been using your photo templates for quite some time.ReplyCancel

  • Janet - June 17, 2014 - 5:34 am

    Janet T. from OHReplyCancel

  • Ruth - June 17, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Just got a smart phone. I would love to win this opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K. - June 17, 2014 - 7:05 am

    I think I could really benefit from this class. I never do anything with my phone photos! Sounds like fun. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy K - June 17, 2014 - 7:11 am

    Cindy from East Central Wisconsin.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey - June 17, 2014 - 7:20 am

    Hi Kerri, is Photo Montage new? I can’t seem to find it in the store.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 17, 2014 - 7:38 am

      Sorry ’bout that…it’s there now. :)ReplyCancel

  • Cari - June 17, 2014 - 7:52 am

    I take so many iPhone pictures, I would love to make them better! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - June 17, 2014 - 7:54 am

    Would love to win this class! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Kaufmann - June 17, 2014 - 8:20 am

    Lyn from Tacoma WA. Would love to take better pictures, use my phone most of the time now, but have a Cannon too.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Nabors - June 17, 2014 - 8:22 am

    Love your blog and all the inspiration from the creative team.ReplyCancel

  • Julie C - June 17, 2014 - 8:50 am

    Love using my Silhouette more thanks to you! Hollister, CAReplyCancel

  • Susan wingo - June 17, 2014 - 8:59 am

    Can’t wait !!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Myers - June 17, 2014 - 9:03 am

    Amy from Mooresville, NCReplyCancel

  • Charlene - June 17, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Love the templates–so easy to use. I would love to take a panoramic like your sky photo!ReplyCancel

  • Monda - June 17, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Looking forward to the class – phone photography is so accessible! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Johnson - June 17, 2014 - 9:28 am

    These templates look very usefulReplyCancel

  • Carolyn E - June 17, 2014 - 9:34 am

    LOVE the new photo montage template!!! Thanks Kerri :)ReplyCancel

  • Toni Berry - June 17, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Love the templates!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - June 17, 2014 - 9:39 am

    What a great combo–Simple Stories and Kerri Bradford! Thank you for the chance to win!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Wolff - June 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

    I love find new ways to make crafting easier. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - June 17, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Love your photo collage!

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in the class!ReplyCancel

  • Mickee - June 17, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Fantastic giveaways!ReplyCancel

  • LindaH - June 17, 2014 - 10:01 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a spot in class! from SE WisconsinReplyCancel

  • AngieS - June 17, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Thank you for a chance to win this great class!ReplyCancel

  • Kelli W - June 17, 2014 - 10:14 am

    I am so excited about your photo collage deals today!!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz H. - June 17, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Thanks for the chance to win!!! Love your photo collages!ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 17, 2014 - 10:21 am

    My name is Mary Lou and I live in Southern Illinois.
    We’re across the river from St. Louis, MO.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Clay - June 17, 2014 - 10:23 am

    Michele from Freeport, OH! Hope to win! I need this class!ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 17, 2014 - 10:24 am

    I like Simple Stories urban traveler collection.
    I love that you have room for a vertical picture. So many sheets don’t have that option. thanks.ReplyCancel

  • melissa f. - June 17, 2014 - 10:34 am

    love the iPhone photography class!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy M. - June 17, 2014 - 11:08 am

    Sounds like a really fun class and would love to win it.ReplyCancel

  • Lois - June 17, 2014 - 11:19 am

    Lois John from Brantford, ON Canada.
    I would really love to win this class!ReplyCancel

  • carlajinar - June 17, 2014 - 11:41 am

    I would love to win this. Mountain Home ARReplyCancel

  • Vanessa Miles - June 17, 2014 - 11:45 am

    Very interesting. The phone photo class sounds awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Paige S. - June 17, 2014 - 11:58 am

    I took the class last year and was blown away by all the information. I could not afford it this year due to going on a mission trip to Belgium this summer, but I would be thrilled to win a seat in this year’s phone photography class.ReplyCancel

  • Michaelavk - June 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    What a great price to win!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Rikard - June 17, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful class. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Betsy - June 17, 2014 - 12:24 pm

    I took this last year, too, and would love to take this year’s class!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany O - June 17, 2014 - 12:32 pm

    Tiffany O’Grady
    Honolulu, HIReplyCancel

  • Liz Lumsden - June 17, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    I would love to win a seat in this class! Thanks for the chance to win….ReplyCancel

  • Susan - June 17, 2014 - 1:25 pm

    Sounds like a great class! Hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Jeannie L - June 17, 2014 - 1:49 pm

    I’m Jeannie from Singapore.

    I stayed in Idaho for 3 years before just returning back to Singapore 2 years ago. Boy, I sure miss my life there. Gorgeous pictures of Idaho btw and I’m still not done traveling around that state. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Diane McKenzie - June 17, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    I would love to win a spot in this class.ReplyCancel

  • Bootybella - June 17, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Yes please – sign me up!!! I so need this course! Thanks for the awesome opportunity to win this class!ReplyCancel

  • Beth T. - June 17, 2014 - 2:16 pm

    Still love using my digital camera but would like to get the most out of my phone camera. Would be thrilled to win a spot.ReplyCancel

  • angela - June 17, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Angela from Indy. Just got an Iphone and would love to know more about how to use the camera on it! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen D - June 17, 2014 - 3:03 pm

    What a fun Summer class this would be to take! Thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Nashonne Newman - June 17, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Nashonne, Crete, ILReplyCancel

  • Kimberly O. - June 17, 2014 - 5:05 pm

    Sweet! I think I need a class like this. :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - June 17, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Sounds like an awesome class …. would be great to win a spot!
    Judy Stiles, Tucson, AZReplyCancel

  • bernice j - June 17, 2014 - 6:34 pm

    Alberta, CanadaReplyCancel

  • Andrea R. - June 17, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    I have heard awesome reviews on the last class and would love to win this class.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Thompson - June 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    Very awesome story boards!!!ReplyCancel

  • terri d - June 17, 2014 - 7:28 pm

    looks like it would be a great class to win! thanks for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Judy W. - June 17, 2014 - 7:34 pm

    I’m sure I could benefit from this class. Thanks for the chance to win! Judy from North TexasReplyCancel

  • Ruth Tacoma - June 17, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    Ruth Tacoma, McBain, MichiganReplyCancel

  • Amber M. - June 17, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    I SO BADLY want to take this class!!! All I use to capture life these days is my iPhone and I want to learn everything I can to make them the best possible quality. Thank you SO MUCH for this generous giveaway!!!ReplyCancel

  • DianeB - June 17, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    I’m Diane from central California.ReplyCancel

  • DianeB - June 17, 2014 - 8:48 pm

    Love the Simple Stories Photo Overlays!ReplyCancel

  • Terry Larsen - June 17, 2014 - 9:43 pm

    Terry Larsen Minnesota Thanks for chanceReplyCancel

  • Tara M - June 17, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway! I’m from Lewisville NC and have just recently started following you. I’m learning so much! Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - June 17, 2014 - 10:26 pm

    Jessica from Idaho. This class looks great. I would love the chance to take it! Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Kiki - June 18, 2014 - 5:24 am

    thank you for the chance! really want to win this! waving hello from Greece :)ReplyCancel

  • Alison L - June 18, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Would love to win this class!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda Amyx - June 18, 2014 - 8:45 am

    Brenda from Porterville, CA. What an awesome cpportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie S. - June 18, 2014 - 8:51 am

    This would be such an awesome class to win – thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy A. - June 18, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Hi I’m Kathy A. from Sparks, Nevada.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Pereira - June 18, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    awesome class. thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Deb Pereira - June 18, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    awesome class thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsten - June 18, 2014 - 3:00 pm

    Love die cuts with pocketed pages…I always forget, and the cross pockets words look so cool.ReplyCancel

  • Stacie D - June 18, 2014 - 6:51 pm

    Blaine MN
    I’d love to learn more!ReplyCancel

  • Nita K. - June 18, 2014 - 7:11 pm

    Round Rock, TXReplyCancel

  • Ani B - June 18, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    I’m Ani from Glendale CA.ReplyCancel

  • Meagan Ramsey - June 18, 2014 - 10:25 pm

    Great giveaway! This class looks so helpful! (Meagan Ramsey from masontown pa)ReplyCancel

  • Lois - June 18, 2014 - 11:01 pm

    That class looks really great! I take most of my everyday photos with my phone too – would love to improve them! Beautiful pictures today and love them arranged in the grids like that.ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 2:44 am

    FABULOUS photos and DELIGHTFUL collage – WOW – dare I confess that until this minute I did not understand how these templates worked??? I started digital-traditional hybrid scrapping earlier this year using PSE and did not know that templates existed for purchase until I saw yours – this is SO COOL!!! Another much newer 1st for me is photography using my phone because we only just updated to ones that actually have a phone and I am astounded at the photo quality. I HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN and look forward to learning lots from you now that I have found your blog … YES, I am doing a very HAPPY happy dance :)ReplyCancel

It is going to be one exciting week here at KBS with a special Design Team Up with Simple Stories!


Oh happy day, I’d say! Designers from both companies have teamed up to bring you a fabulous week of inspiration combining the use of both products. I do believe it could just knock your socks off. :) I’ve seen what my girls have done and I’ve heard tell from Simple Stories that theirs are just as amazing. It helps when a company–such as Simple Stories–has such amazing products to work with!

i. am. so. excited.

I just can’t wait to see all that goodness!

These designer team ups are some of my very favorite times at KBS.

I’ve been very lucky to have been in this industry, not only have met all these great people who share a similar passion, but to have made so many amazing friends because of it. So when I get an opportunity to work with someone like Layle Koncar, who also works with Simple Stories, I thank my lucky stars to not only get to benefit from her wonderful talent, but I get to call her friend. And that’s a pretty cool thing on account-a she’s pretty awesome.

And speaking her awesomeness, let’s check out the first of this team up and look at her magical page.

lucky starslucky stars 2lucky stars 1

[ Design | Thank My Lucky Stars (title+stars) ]

Totally diggin’ the large ‘paint chip’ style paper! Hello! And I love what she did with the handwritten title and stars.

Here’s what Layle has to say:

This sentiment from Kerri’s Thank My Lucky Stars kit has always been one of my favorite!  I feel so blessed to have these 2 great boys in my life.  I have to be honest though, I never thought I’d be the mom of boys; I always thought there’d be a girl or two in there, but I always say things happen for a reason!

I love the mix of fonts in this kit.  I thought it would be fun to cut the ‘lucky’ and stars from some glitter paper to have them stand out a bit more from the rest of the title, but because the boys are in this photo with me, I thought that might be a bit too much :)  So instead, I cut the title and stars from a woodgrain paper and then used some gold Stickles on ‘lucky’ and the stars after they were cut.  Perfect!  The masculinity of the woodgrain showing through underneath the glitter is a good balance, don’t you think?!

I do, Miss Layle. I do!


And we couldn’t do something like this
with little bit of a sale, now could we?


(does not apply to gift cards or items already on sale)

We are just getting started here this week with this whole shindig,
so you won’t want to miss a day!

Be sure to run over to Simple Stories’ blog and see what they have goin’ on.
I’m headed there right now. :)

  • Dolly - June 16, 2014 - 7:08 am

    Awesome team up!!ReplyCancel

  • Suz - June 16, 2014 - 8:44 am

    Love it. Two of my favs together!ReplyCancel

  • marylouh - June 16, 2014 - 8:53 am

    There is a little bling to satisfy the girlie in us but it doesn’t over-power the masculine side. Love the paint chip paper. Have to have that. Great layout.ReplyCancel

  • Carla Hundley - June 16, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Love the way this
    layout was made
    using the paint
    sample idea!
    Carla from UtahReplyCancel

  • Marilyn Bronson - June 16, 2014 - 12:02 pm

    Awesome, love both Kerri and Simple Stories. Great combo!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cheri Carlson - June 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    Love the woodgrain/glitter combo.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - June 16, 2014 - 1:04 pm

    Oh boy – two of my very favorites – Kerri bradford and Simple Stories!! what could be better? Looking forward to a fabulous week!ReplyCancel

  • Brenda - June 16, 2014 - 1:11 pm

    Love the layout and what a terrific company for you to pair up with – love both of you!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Thompson - June 16, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Great layout. I love the title. Great colors.ReplyCancel

  • Theresa - June 16, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    I’ve got to have that paint chip style paper. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Davis - June 16, 2014 - 5:10 pm

    Love all this inspiration! Love the “Lucky Stars” kit and the backgrounds on the Simple Stories layout!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth G - June 16, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    Really fabulous! Perfect paper and design! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Judy Stiles - June 16, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    This is gonna be an exciting week! Kerri Bradford and Simple Stories … can’t get much better than that! The layout today is awesome … really like the paint chip paper idea!ReplyCancel

  • terri d - June 16, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    oh how fun~ not only do I love your products but love and have several of simple stories. fun fun fun! what a great way to make a super layout~ReplyCancel

  • Susan Ringler - June 16, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Beau u ti fullll! Such elegance and love expressed. Feel good stuff?ReplyCancel

  • Shirlee - June 16, 2014 - 8:42 pm

    These are such great first’s for the week! I cannot wait to see what else you guys have in store for us. The two of you working together like this is going to give my scrapbooking a whole new look just from all the fresh ideas. #IlovethisweekReplyCancel

  • Lyn Kaufmann - June 17, 2014 - 8:23 am

    Love the paint chip style, I’ve never seen it and love it!ReplyCancel

  • TracyM #6773 - June 19, 2014 - 2:33 am

    TOTALLY AWESOME page Layle!!!
    LOVE your “paint chip” design, the colours POP against the B&W photo, FABULOUS fonts for your sparkly lucky & the rest of the title, along with the stars & hearts too … a VERY COOL combo :)
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

    I’m sorry to confess that I am new to your SVG files Kerri, but now I’ve found your shop, I can say that I LOVE your STYLE and my wish list is FILLED with MUST-HAVES!!!ReplyCancel

Our Summer of the Friday Freebie continues on this fine…well…Friday.

Just a wee little something to help you with a plethora of your own summer fun. 
(Could also double as a flower–layer in different sizes. Cool!)


To download this file–forever free–click the image or HERE.

I hope you all have a fabulously sunny weekend.
Be sure to tune in come Monday as there is some fun stuff going on next week!

  • Susan - June 13, 2014 - 8:28 am

    Thanks so much! So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Sally - June 13, 2014 - 9:20 am

    Thank You!ReplyCancel

  • Dolly - June 13, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Thanks Kerri!!
    Have a rockin’ weekend…AND SUMMER! :DReplyCancel

  • Carol W. - June 13, 2014 - 10:42 am

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Karen L - June 13, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Thank you so much. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - June 13, 2014 - 11:48 am

    Thanks your Friday freebies! I love your work and you are so generous to share your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Ruby - June 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Thank you for the “freebie” and for sharing your talent!ReplyCancel

  • Julie {CalleLillyCafe} - June 13, 2014 - 12:39 pm

    Happy summer & thank you!ReplyCancel

  • lynne - June 13, 2014 - 1:07 pm

    Thanks very much!ReplyCancel

  • Kathi Z - June 13, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    Thanks Kerri! Love it! So happy!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - June 13, 2014 - 3:13 pm

    So cute, thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - June 13, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    Thank you Kerri. I had a horrible day. I came home and found your happy little sun. It is so CUTE. It really lifted my spirits!ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 13, 2014 - 11:35 pm

      I just knew you needed a little ‘sunshine’ sent your way. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jane - June 13, 2014 - 11:42 pm

    Super duper cute!! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Johnson - June 14, 2014 - 1:40 am

    Thank you Kerri, I love this and will be nice on a summer card.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa G. - June 14, 2014 - 9:36 am

    Thanks so much! I appreciate that it’s still here after Friday, I don’t typically get here until coffee time Saturday morning :) Love your designs and your classes!!! I hope you do a new class for the new update, it seems intimidating to us newbies ;)ReplyCancel

  • lauren lebovitz - June 14, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    always love freebie fridayReplyCancel

  • Pam - June 14, 2014 - 4:49 pm

    Thank you for the summer freebie!ReplyCancel

  • Deadra - June 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm

    Thanks! Lovely as always!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra D - June 16, 2014 - 7:35 pm

    Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • j - June 17, 2014 - 1:57 am
  • Kim E - February 22, 2015 - 8:43 am

    Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Marilou - April 11, 2015 - 6:22 am

    Thank you for all the freebies, Kerri!ReplyCancel

Alright. Who had a graduate this year? How many photos did you take? Or more importantly, how many photos did your child take of themselves and/or their friends? The good ol’ selfie, right?

Don’t you just love modern technology? More photos are being taken than ever by all of us. That’s just awesome! But what do you do with all of them? Can you include them all? Ohhhh, I think you can make a good dent these days.

Check out what Laura did–using the ‘Selfie’ phrase that was hinted about last week in the release of the Urban Dictionary kit. :)

So this is the main spread:


And this is the spread with the inserts….more photos!




[ DesignsUrban Dictionary (‘But First Let’s Take A Selfie’) / Well Traveled (‘This’ from ‘This Place’) / Sliders (frames); Need Directions (‘Love This’ frame) / More Background Basics (circle background) / Life Additions Backgrounds (circle background, petal background) / Love: Every Little Thing (‘Together’ tab, ‘Here and There’ tab); ‘Let’s Do’ from ‘Let’s Just Do Today’ freebie ]

Wowza! Look at all that cuttable goodness! Love how Laura used a lot of the backgrounds in those little pockets. Fabulous!

Of course, this layout spread could be used for any event with a plethora of photos!

Here’s what Laura has to say:

After my daughter’s high school graduation last week, I was excited that I had gotten some great photos of her and her friends after the ceremony. But I was even more excited when she showed me all of the selfies they had taken BEFORE the ceremony. I love that my girls can capture the moments when I’m not around with my camera (or when they don’t want me around!), and with the quality of camera phones these days, they really do get some great quality selfies that I can incorporate into my layouts. I went straight to Kerri after seeing these photos, and put in a request for a “but first let’s take a selfie” cut, knowing it would be perfect for this project.

I wanted to incorporate the majority of the photos that Alyssa took that evening, and ended up with 31 photos that I printed as 3″x3″ or 3″x4″ photos. I created a two page spread that can stand on it’s own. But I took it a step further, and included two divided page protectors to hold even more photos. I used several background cuts, on a variety of patterned papers, to create the borders on the sides of my base pages. I also cut a handful of 3″x3″ frames and backgrounds to mix into the divided page protectors.
  • Dolly - June 12, 2014 - 5:55 am

    Gorgeous, impressive, it flows great and well…it’s just awesome, I think! TFS :DReplyCancel


Yesterday I pulled out a fresh jar of strawberry jam from the freezer.

I loved it.

I loved the fact that I could go to the freezer and refresh my little stock of strawberry jam.

There’s something about tasting the fruits of your labor (maybe pun intended).

It reminds me of pretty much every summer I had growing up on the farm. Canning. The smell of pickle brine at 10:00 at night. Slicing corn off the cob. Picking raspberries. Seeing my grandpa eat bread, milk and raspberries for dessert.  Making a plethora of jams. Snapping beans on the front porch. It goes on and on…every single summer.

How lovely it was to know that if you needed a tomato for dinner and didn’t have one in the house that you could run to the garden instead of the store.

My favorite summer meal was fresh red potatoes, cucumbers in vinegar, and silver queen corn on the cob. It doesn’t get any better than that. I can still to this day picture sitting in the dining room with the lovely chandelier hanging over our heads and the big brass mirror on the wall and enjoying such a meal on many occasions.

I think canning isn’t the way of life anymore. I kind of miss that. I miss having access to a big garden full of fresh food. Not that we couldn’t do one in our backyard…and we have, but it just isn’t the same.

So for now, I’ll savor the fruits of my little labor with my little jars of strawberry freezer jam. My first ‘canning’ that I’ve done in my 26+ years of marriage.

Who knows, maybe next year I’ll tackle something else.

  • Sandy R. - June 11, 2014 - 11:21 am

    I’m with you! Miss the freshness of grabbing a carrot right out of the garden and washing it off with the hose, and raiding the rhubarb patch to eat with a little bowl of sugar… I always hide some veggies in my perennial garden, but it’s not the same as the huge plat we had when growing up. I tried my hand at jelly this year too… Grape frame the vines I planted. I was proud, and the neighbours were grateful (it made a lot!)ReplyCancel

  • PaulaJean - June 11, 2014 - 1:26 pm

    I wondered if you got to make the freezer jam! I posted on your instagram about it awhile back… what recipe did you end up using? I miss those days as well. My grandfather always had a big garden and cold storage in the cellar. Miss those days.ReplyCancel

    • Kerri - June 11, 2014 - 2:39 pm

      Hey Paula!
      I think I used that same recipe…it’s the Pectin recipe. I think there was one that you cook and one that you didn’t have to cook. I opted for the ‘no cook’ one. Maybe I’ll try the other way some day.

      It may be runny-ish, but tasty. It’s great on German Pancakes too…with whip cream, of course.ReplyCancel

  • Laura K - June 11, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    I can every summer. I love it. My mother was a full time working mom and never had any interest in things like canning but I have an aunt who canned every summer and I would help her so it became part of my tradition. I wish I had a place to grow a substantial garden but a balcony in a condo isn’t really conducive to that so I get fresh produce from the farmer’s markets around the valley and sometimes go up to the downtown Salt Lake farmers market. We never have store bought jams or jellies. I hope it is a tradition my girls will keep up. Thank you for sharing your story!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki - June 11, 2014 - 8:28 pm

    I love to make jams and jellies! I do it almost every year. I love to do combos that you can’t find in the store – like strawberry banana and peach amaretto. YUM! My mother used to can a little – but my next door neighbor canned a TON and I always helped her. I love it. My husband had cancer last summer so I didn’t get a chance to do too much — Thank God he’s doing well and they sky is the limit this year :)ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Tacoma - June 11, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Former city girl here (Chicago) who married Farmer Boy 29 years ago. We still plant a rather large garden filled with pontiac red potatoes, spring peas, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, rhubarb, raspberries, melons and Bodacious sweet corn, even though the kids are gone and we give most of it away now. I love running out to the garden for super fresh veggies. We should have peas ready soon…Michigan is way behind this year.

    Now our oldest son and his wife have their own home and are planting their first garden…kind of fun to watch them plant, water & hope! They are city kids with big dreams. :)ReplyCancel