Cards by Kerri

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Verve-y Goodness : )


Hello!  I know I said I would post these yesterday, but I have been so consumed with trying to figure out where to send my soon to be kindergartener to school next year!  Unfortunately we are not zoned for a very good school : (  We didn't think it was a big deal because we thought we would be out of this house by the time Avery was starting elementary school, but we also didn't know that the housing market would crash and burn like it has!  Soooo here we are and I have been doing a ton of research trying to weigh our options.  I will probably continue to be stressed for the next 2-3 months until we figure it out! 

Anywho...I have a couple more cards to show you that I posted for the Verve release week challenges.  This first one was a color challenge to use Gray, Black, and Turquoise.  Awesome color combo, huh?  I used this fabulous set called Thankful Accents and the dp is My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria. 

My next card was for the shaped card challenge.  I used the Verve set Hundred Hearts for the hearts, and Hearts on Fire for the sentiment.  After seeing somebody else use these Label 8 Nestabilities to make a shaped card, I noticed they chopped off the top so that it was a straight edge, and I think it looked much better than how I did it, so I would recommend that if you try it : ) 

Come back tomorrow to check out the new Your Next Stamp Challenge and to see my YNS creation, then on Thursday we will show off the new releases with the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!!  There is still time to enter the Blinkie Contest.  See THIS POST for the deets!

Kerri

15 comments:

Betty Wright said...

You had me at VERVE! Fabulous designs and creations, Kerri! LOVE the color combo and detailing! The sparkly hearts and sentiment tag along with shape card are wonderful!

Rebecca said...

I am sorry you are having school stress. That is no fun at all!!! On a happy note, though, you've made some beautiful cards :)

I love that gray, black and turquoise. It is a fabulous combination. Oh, so pretty! And I love the shimmery hearts, too.

Crystal said...

WOWZA GF I LOVE these VERVE images...yikes they are beautiful!!! I have to tell you the first color combo is a stunner!!!! LOVE both of your creations!! hugs!

Maylee said...

Looove them both Kerri!

I know exactly what you're going through, we bought the first house (pre-kids) not even thinking about school and had to bite the bullet and moved to a better school zone three years ago. Good luck with your search!

Michelle said...

Ohhh school stuff...and housing stuff...YUCK. Hope you all can figure things out soo so that you aren't worrying or doing too much work trying to make it all happen over the summer.
That black and white card is HOT! With the little pop of blue - very cool. I like your little label taggie on the Valentine card - - that's a fun stamp.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOOOH la la! These are totally Verve-alicious!!! LOVE both of these Kerri!!!

Tracey said...

Oh my goodness....both these cards ROCK!!! Sorry to hear about your school problems, wishing you the best!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are so pretty. Your Valentine card is adorable.
I completely understand the stress of the school thing. I will say a prayer for you guys tonight, it is not a fun thing to have to worry about. Just keep the searching and praying, God will answer and be good. We had the same concerns and God pulled through. Hugs...

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both gorgeous Kerri but the first one is my favorite!! Wow!! I love the dp and those colors. Incredible! Your shaped card is stunning too. Love the tag and all the hearts!!

hugs,
Chris

Sparkle said...

Such lovely cards! Good luck with the school situation.

cabio's craft corner said...

OMG, Kerri you always have the cutest textures on your cards. The blue and black combo card is so cool. The black made the blue stand out so well!
Hugs,
Cabio

chercroppin said...

Hmm, I have no clue how I missed these Kerri..oops! That first one is STUNNING girl! Love the Turquoise with the black and gray, it really does stand out : )

And your 2nd one is just as stunning...great papers, colors and I love the shape of it...I've GOT to get me some Nesties!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZA Kerri!! These are some REALLY stunning projects girl!! I love your beautiful layouts with them both!! HUGS

Elena said...

I am so sorry about the school situation, Kerri... I do understand you. One of the reasons of our move from city to the country side was a better school for Sergei. I remember how much stress and other problems we went trough...
Wish you good luck and best results in resolving this situation! Everything will be all right, Kerri! It just take time.
Love, love you cards! Stunning! Really like the colors and dimension of the first one! And what a sweet sparkly hearts on the second!

Alyssa S said...

Oh Kerri! So not fun trying to figure out the school situation. I can't decide if I'm just going to put my son in public preschool or pay to send him to a much better preschool a couple of blocks away. It's hard!
Your cards are fabulous! I love how you added the little rhinestones to the dp on the fabulous gray, bl, turq! yummy combo!! And your sweet paper combos and glitterfied hearts are so fun!