Monday, August 08, 2011

Something fun and a giveaway!

Hi everyone!

I've got something fun to share with you today.  A year ago, my friend Kerri Bradford (a fabulous designer) ventured into new waters to start her own collection of digital kits and cutting files.  These are some of the best images that I've had the opportunity to work play with.  To celebrate her achievement and success, Kerri has planned an entire week of fun by highlighting UBER talented artists each day AND is holding a kit sale on her blog HERE.  You won't want to miss it.

Here's is quick run down of how the week will play out.... starting with the sale.

 

The featured artists will be highlighted on the following days...

Wednesday: Laura Vegas
Thursday: Robyn Werlich
Friday: Shari Carroll (that's me)

 And... If that wasn't enough, Kerri has been generous enough to allow each of us to giveaway a $50.00 shopping spree!  How cool is that??? 


Soooo... Leave a comment on this post anytime (even each day) this week.  I will accept comments through Friday at 12 (midnight) CST, and will announce the winner on Saturday morning at 10am CST.  Not sure what to say?  Since I'm the Digital Design Manager for Hero Arts, I'd love know what digital cutting machine you use, or if there are any digital kits or cutting files you'd like me to consider creating. Simple as that!  Good luck!!!

Oh and as a side-note.... I have put 20 new digital cutting kits in the Hero Arts online store that will be available sometime later today.  :o)

Enjoy!

79 comments :

Scrapthat said...

Kerri's the BEST!! Looks like she has all the best gals joining her party! She's in my google reader (as are you!) so I never miss a post :)
I have a silhouette. I love the files that go with the stamps! I also love silhouetted shapes. :)

Bunnyfreak said...

I use a cricut. I can cut SVG files.

PJ said...

Yippee!!! So glad you're one of the featured artists!!!!! Can't wait to see what you came up with on friday!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Virginia L. said...

I started out playing with Hero Arts Digies thanks to you, Shari! It really opened up a whole new world to me! Thanks for the chance to win this amazing digies from Kerri's! I have Cricut Expression and I'm dying to use HA image with it. So far my machine is still in the box! I really need your help to open another possibility... :)

Anonymous said...

I love Kerri's diecuts. Thanks for the chance to win. scott dot lisa 3 at verizon dot net

Sandra said...

I own a few of her diecuts and just love them.
Cutting my images is not my cup of tea. So I rely on my Silhouette. Every diecut HA makes for a stamp(set) is a "hallelujah" for me. LOL!
Thanks for the chance of winning this great price.

Sandra K.

Lara said...

Kerri's designs are so great! Glad to see her featured on your blog! I use a Gazelle cutting machine and I love it's strength and speed. I'd love to see some new cabin themed digital shapes.

CandyW said...

I have a Klick and Kut, and mainly use silhouette files on it. I have never tried any of Kerri's designs, but have been tempted by several of them.

Jeanette M. said...

I've never used a digital image before. I've tried, but my paper turned grey when it went through the laser printer (even though the paper was supposed to be compatible with a laser printer). But I'm willing to try again - her kits look great (love the This and That: Spring!)

Brenda D. said...

Silhouette. It sat unused for a long time because the software seemed cumbersome. With the new software it's like a whole new machine. I love that Hero is making more and more digital cut files to go with their stamps.

Barb said...

I don't own a digital die cutting machine. . . . . .yet. I have used digital images a couple of times before but I guess I just love the feel of the actual stamp in my hand. Of course if I win this giveaway, that could change things! Thanks for the chance, Shari! :)

vanlikethecar said...

I have a cricut but use it with Sure Cuts a Lot 2 all the time. I love how Hero Arts is now creating digital files to use with your stamps. I love all things hero arts!!!

Carla Tarabus said...

love my silhouette ;)

jintyoo7 said...

Great post! Shari, not to mention a generous one.
I'm off now to take a look. THANK YOU :o)

Denise said...

Very generous prize! Thanks for the chance!
I don't own a digital cutter yet, but I am getting interested after seeing all the cool creations people are making!
DeniseB

Shelley said...

So cool!!

Natasha Kara said...

WOW! I am so excited to see what this week brings. I have a silhouette, that I don't use nearly enough. Not that I don't want to, I just find life getting in the way of craft time. :(
Soooo, if you could just go ahead and create a portal we could step through where time stands still.... that would be great! LOL! I seriously love your creations thus far, and as a wise person once told me....Don't try and improve on perfection. :))))

Shannon said...

Hi there! I use the silhouette but am very new to it. All I knew was what was on the Online store- but during a search as I was trying to do something I came across a blog and started hoping along! This is so great! Now I just need time to USE my machine!!

SueB said...

SWEET! Count me in! Kerri's amazing and I've got plenty on my wish list! Thanx for the blog candy opp!

Lynne said...

I use my Silhouette and love Kerri's designs!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Amanda Johnson said...

I recently bought a Silhouette and I LOVE it!! Thanks for the chance!

Missy said...

I own a silhouette and a cricut expression. I definitely love my silhouette more! Love Kerri's designs. For hero arts I would love to see a digital cut file for the Write your message stamp set and the Cuckoo set. I would also love to see shapes for any of the Basic grey lines or the studio calico lines!

Stephanne said...

Shari.. I'm so glad to have found your blog via Kerry's!! Love it!! I'm a Silhouette user and a loyal Hero Arts fan, so I'm happy to be here! Thanks for the chance to win... and I'll see ya 'round the blogosphere!

Scrapthat said...

How about some shapes that would match the journal area stamps?? Fancy edges that could match or stand alone on their own! would be cool if they had an offset as well. :)

Vera Rhuhay said...

I have silhoutte and I love it!
I {heart} Kerry's designs too! and so so excited.... now monster fun digital cut file is available on HeroArts store!

Laura C. said...

I've got a Silhouette and a cricut Expression. Love them both for different reasons. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

Eeek! So excited for this week of features from Kerri! I also LOVE that Hero Arts has die cuts to match their stamps - such a fantastic idea and way easier than steel dies!!!

Rhadonda said...

I use Silhouette machine. Kerri is amazing. Can't wait to see your products too. Thanks!

Kathy (krolski) said...

I have the Silhouette SD and love it! Thanks for the chance to win, Shari. You and Kerri are rockin' the digi scene! :)

Michelle L. said...

I use the Silhouette-- avidly. :) Would love to see some cuts to match some of the stamps that Hero Arts has done in partnership with Basic Grey.

Danielle G. said...

Oh my gosh - I love Kerri and my Silhouette. You and Kerri are the perfect team!::)

Lara said...

Thanks for the chance to when some digi goodness :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I can't believe that I've missed Kerri's products this last year. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to your ideas on Friday.

Anonymous said...

One of my smartest purchases has been my Silhouette and with Kerri's designs I feel like the possibilities are endless. Deb Lucero

Jan said...

Love her designs...would be so happy if I won. ;)

carilackner said...

I have a Silhouette and LOVE it! Kerri does the best designs and I love seeing the Hero Arts stuff available in the Silhouette store!

Leslie R said...

I can't wait to see what the rest of the week has to bring. I am a geek and I love all my electronic cutters!
l rodriguez5 @ cox . net

Laura said...

I have a cricut expression that I used for years I just recently got a silhouette from a friend that I am really wanting to use. Looking forward to trying some of the designs.

paula said...

I would love the chance to win!! I would use my cricut!

Kelly Gengler said...

Would love a chance to win! I love Kerri's work!

Christi said...

I love Kerri's files. They are so beautiful and cut like a dream with my Silhouette. Her This & That kits are my absolute favorite.

Anonymous said...

Now, that's a party! What a great group of gals to be featured on Kerri's new blog! Can't wait to see everything you ladies come up with this week!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some of Kerri's designs. She's the best! I have a Silhouette and I bought it because of her and her incredible talent.

I would love to see the stamps from Basic Grey and Hero Arts as cuttable files on the Silhouette. Thanks for asking!

K in PA

gaijinjoy said...

I've been coveting some of Kerri's dies, for sure. Thanks for all your inspirational work!

ConnieC said...

I currently have a Circut. But I think I may upgrade to a Silhouette Cameo.

Trina said...

I have a Silhouette and a Slice. Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie said...

I have had a Cricut for years but just bought a Silhouette and cant wait to buy some of her designs...they are great!

Debbie said...

I have good success with my cricut ...LOVE Kerri's
designs and all the artists work:)

lynn said...

thanks so much for the chance:)

luvmysilhouette said...

I Love my Silhouette, I am a HUGE FAN of Miss. Kerri, as well as You and the whole list of Superstars, You all Rock!!!I would love to see you do some digis for some of the new team up stamps with Hero Arts...Love all your work Shari... Thanks for a chance to win this fab prize ...xo

dannigirl said...

Hello! Love Kerri's beauties! She is so talented!

Melanie said...

I have both a silhouette and a cricut. But lately have been using the silhouette more. I have just been loving Kerri's designs.

Beury said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win, love Kerri's designs. Have a silhouette and a slice but silhouette is used more!

Linh C. said...

I've been playing with my Silhouette more and more!

Amy Ulen said...

I've had a Silhouette for years but recently purchased a Cricut E2 so I can play with CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge!

Julia said...

I love a giveaway and Kerri's designs rock!

Lucy Newton said...

I have a Silhouette but I dont know how to use cutting files from other companies, do you know of a tutorial of how to do this? I would love to be able to cut all my Hero Arts Christmas designs!
Thanks!

Debbie Pereira said...

Fantastic giveaway from a fantastic person!

Kris said...

I have a Cricut machine and Make The Cut! software for cutting svgs. I'd love to win some of Kerri's designs! Thanks!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Linn said...

I have a baby cricut, a great imagination and a ton of inspiration from all you wonderful gals :)
So i wouldn't be able to use the digi's so good luck to all :) those digi's are so cute.

Debbie C said...

I have a Klick N Kut. I was excited to read an earlier post that someone uses Silhouette files w/theirs! I'd love to see a cut file for Deicate Blossoms, CL449.

Anonymous said...

I don't have a digital cutter yet, but I'm anxious to try!! You are making me want it even more with your awesomeness! lauracwonsik@gmail.com

Sue D said...

I am new to digital crafting and have a cricut.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Scrapthat said...

Thought of another idea for digi cuts I'd like to see....how about borders that match border stamps??! That would be cool...and versatile. The border dies could also be used with BG stamps like that stripe...it would be cool!

Deb said...

Cool giveaway. Too bad your designs won't work for a Cricut.

Kelly said...

I would love to win! I have a circuit expression which I only use the cartridges but I also do a lot of digital work. Thanks for the opportunity.

Paulette Still said...

Love your projects and videos Shari. Gosh, I don't have a digital cutter, because I'm very hands on I guess and thrifty. I use coupons and sales to fuel my cutting desires. And they were more affordable for a mega crafter LOL but I do have 3 die cutting machines and I'm a die-0-holic! But can now see the versatility of cutting fonts and resizing shapes with a digital cutter. What is a girl to do, craft money doesn't grow on trees unless you raise birds! Luckily I do. Haha =} but with so many things to choose from...it's tough. :0

gaijinjoy said...

Wish I could go to Stampaway! It's a wonderful show and the teasers from your classes look so intriguing!

gaijinjoy said...

I have a Cuttlebug but no electronic die cutter--that's really a very generous giveaway. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

I don't have a electronic die cutter yet, but seeing Kerri's designs really makes me want a Silhouette!! Think one needs to be put on my Christmas wish list. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Ellie A. said...

I've been having a blast w/Kerri and LOVE what you did so much so I was planning on only getting one kit today but I HAVE to have get the ones you used Ha.. Thanks you for the inspiration :) Off to order so I can fun this weekend.

Melalnie said...

I just love Kerri's beautiful designs and I love the marvelous cards you made using them. Great work!

Teri said...

I have a Pazzles Inspiration and a Silhouette SD,between the two machines I can do just about anything I want to....love digital cutters and would love to win some of Kerri's designs...!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Teri

listgirl said...

I have a Silhouette SD and I already love the Hero Arts shapes! Thanks for the chance to win Kerri's gift certificate!

Debbie C said...

Loved your items on Kerri's blog today! Sooo creative. Thanks for the opportunity to win so delightful files.

Laura said...

I have a Cricut but just got a silhouette so I am practicing with it. So far love it!! Love Kerri's designs and want to try some. Thanks for the chance.

Sarah said...

I've got SO many of Kerri's designs tagged 'must buy' in Google Reader. Thanks for the chance!

jbuffan said...

This has been an amazing week, I have loved Kerri since she was still designing for silhouette and was thrilled when I found she was doing her own thing. Your creations using her cut files are stunning! Hope to see more of them from you.

Suz D. said...

I love my Silhouette. I'm new to Kerri's design, but love her style. I'd love to win some!

Penny{scraps} G said...

Love your work and Kerri, too! Thanks for the chance for a fun giveaway!