Cards by Kerri

Friday, April 30, 2010

Cute Carton Gift Set


Hello!  I'm sorry I haven't been around much this week.  I am trying to get ready for a vendor show that I have on Tuesday, and I have been making lots of hair bows!  I also wanted a couple more gift sets for my show so I used this fantastic Cute Carton template from Perfect Presentation to make a box to match this card that I made the other day:



To decorate my box, I used dp from the Basic Grey Wisteria pack, stamped a flourish from the My Time Made Easy set Fanciful Flourishes, and made another rose using the My Time Made Easy Rambling Rose cut file~LOVE IT!!!  I will leave the full recipe below:)

Make sure you stop back by tomorrow because I have another new card/gift set to show you as part of a special blog hop!  Have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  My Time Made Easy Fanciful Flourishes, SU Great Friend~sentiment
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Wisteria
Ink:  SU Bordering Blue for flower, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink for flourish, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, MTME Rambling Rose Cut File, Perfect Presentation Cute Carton Template, Ribbon, Dimensionals


Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Couple of Awesome Giveaways!!!



Hey everyone!  I had to show you this awesome ribbon and button giveaway by Really Reasonable Ribbon!  Just go HERE to find out how you can win this awesome prize!!!  Winner will be named on Saturday!


Also, Michelle is giving away this awesome Lasagna Dish tomorrow on her blog!  Go there TODAY to enter the drawing!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Kerri

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #15~Going Dotty!

Hello!  It's time for a new Your Next Stamp Challenge, and this time the fabulous Starlet Lana has challenged us to use Dots or Spots on our projects!!!  I pulled out one of my favorite images~Flying High Fhiona, and paired her with some polka dot dp from October Afternoon's Farm Fresh.  The layout is this week's Sketch Saturday sketch.  You have two weeks to play along, and as always we have some awesome prizes that you can win:

Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!



Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Lana, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [NB You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].

Check out the YNS Challenge blog to see the other Starlets' wonderful creations, and to enter your project!  We can't wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Flying High Fhiona
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, October Afternoon Farm Fresh DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss
Accessories:  Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Rectangle Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Puppy Kiki La Rue

Let me just say that I ADORE the two new Kiki La Rue's from C.C. Designs!!!  Sooooo super CUTE!  I wanted to play along with the All That Scraps Challenge this week which was to add stitching to your card.  I decided to use my brand new Puppy Kiki La Rue which you can find HERE.  I paired her with dp from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pad and used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #71 for my layout.  This is also for this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge~3D

I also have to say that the Customer Service at All That Scraps is fabulous!!!  I truly love that store :)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!  I can't wait to see what happens on Lost, and of course Idol!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C. C. Designs Puppy Kiki La Rue
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Basic Grey Wisteria
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Swiss Dots CB Folder, Sewing Machine, Prima Roses, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals




Sunday, April 25, 2010

Only 3 Hours Left! We're In 3rd! Please Help!!!

Please scroll down for my Papertrey Ink Blog Hop project!


My Team Mate Cabio made this AWESOME project for the Finals of the TGF Royal Battle!!!  This is the last week and we really need your votes!!!  You don't have to register to vote this week.  Just go

HERE and click on Team MACCK on the poll on the right side of the page. 

It will take 2 seconds!!!  I want to say a huge thank you to all of my wonderful blogging friends for helping us make it to the finals :)  You ladies ROCK!!!


PTI Blog Hop!


Hello and welcome to the PTI Blog Hop!!!  This month the focus is on Tissue Paper!  Here is my project:


I used this gorgeous Year of Flowers Sweet Peas set and made a tissue paper flower using the SCS tutorial HERE.  I used the two smallest Blossom Nestabilities dies to cut my yellow and pink tissue paper.  Also, if you look closely you can see that I cut a Rickrack strip out of tissue paper using my PTI Rickrack Border Die.  The dp is from the Basic Grey Kioshi pack.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Year of Flowers Sweet Peas
Paper:  Ripe Avacado, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Kioshi
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Nestabilities Labels 8, Sewing Machine, Tissue Paper, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles



Friday, April 23, 2010

My Time Made Easy Rambling Rose~Teacher Thank You

Hello!  Do you like my flower?  Ok, I typed that and totally thought of the Dr. Seuss book Go Dog Go~Hello do you like my hat?  I do not like that hat.  Goodbye.  Goodbye.  Ok, onto this gorgeous flower ;)  I made it!!!  How you ask?   By using the Rambling Rose cut file and THIS VIDEO by Lauren Meader.  So cool!!!  I don't have a paper crimper, so instead I scrunched up each layer into a ball which seemed to work.  I inked my petals with Pretty in Pink first, then Ruby Red, then PTI Pure Poppy.   Here is a close up:

One of my friends asked me to make some teacher thank you cards, so I used this cute apple printed dp from October Afternoon's Cherry Hill Collection .  I'm  not sure if the rose and apples go together~what do you think?  I do however know that I LOVE this rose!!!  Ok, I'm done rambling about the rambling rose so thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend! 

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Delightful Dahlia
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Cherry Hill dp
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Ruby Red, PTI Pure Poppy, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, CB Argyle EF, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fairytale Tilda

Hello!  I just got this adorable Fairytale Tilda stamp in the mail a couple of days ago, and couldn't wait to get her inky!  I played along with today's Ways To Use It Challenge on SCS which was to mix up patterned paper.  I used two patterns from the Basic Grey Lilykate paper pad.  This is also for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge~Things With Wings, and I used this month's sketch on the Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Magnolia Fairytale Tilda
Paper:  SU Blush Blossom, PTI Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Lilykate dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Prima Flowers, Unknown Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Square Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Final Two Verve Beach Party Challenge Cards!

Hello!  Are you ready for some more Vervey goodness :)  I think this card is my favorite of the group!  I am just LOVING this Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection dp, and used it on my final two cards so that I could give all 5 of them away as a gift set.  I used my all time favorite Verve set Miracles Blossom for the flower and the ribbon is from the MemrieMare Etsy Shop.  Thank you so much for the link, Michelle!


For my final card, I used the Verve set Beautiful Kindness.  The sentiment, butterfly, and flourish in the right upper corner all come from this set.  I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distresser tool, as well as some Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink. 

It was so fun to pull out my Verve stamps and play along with these challenges!  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and have a wonderful evening :)

Kerri


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Verve Beach Party Challenges!

Hello!  This week is Verve Release Week, which means there are lots of fun Verve Challenges going on!  So far, I've completed the first 3:

The first challenge is a color challenge to use Orange, Aqua, and Green.  I used the flowers from the Verve set Petals & Stems for my image panel, and the sentiment is from the set Birthday Surprise.  The dp is from the Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection, which I used on all 3 of my cards today :)  I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch #135 for my layout.


The remaining challenges are all Sketch Challenges.  For this card I used the flower from the Verve set Enjoy and the sentiment is from the Verve set Accent Notes.  I am so wishing that I had some PTI New Leaf ink, and will definitely have to order some next time : )  I used Certainly Celery ink on this card, but the ribbon and cs are New Leaf.


For my final card of the day, I used the beautiful Verve set Thankful Accents.  I stamped the frame with Pumpkin Pie, and the sentiment with Chocolate Chip.  I sponged around the sentiment with PTI Aqua Mist.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding other supplies used.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful night!  I'm looking forward to some Idol!

Kerri


 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Crafty Girl!

Hello!  Ok, first just let me start by saying that this card is TOTALLY outside my comfort zone LOL!!!  I love dp, and I am no good at creating my own dp, but I really wanted to try and create a true PTI type card :)  Today is my good friend and neighbor's birthday, and she loves to make cards too!  I bought her a few PTI goodies, and thought this Studio Style set would be perfect to use for her card.  The argyle type background was created using the My Time Made Easy set called Argyle Amazement.  I really like it, and think I will actually try this again really soon :)  To make the card a little more me, I added lots of stitching, cut out the jar of buttons, and popped it up.  I used Sketch Girl #16 for my layout, although I strayed a little bit :)  I hope you have a wonderful evening and thank you so much for stopping by!!!  Happy Birthday, Theresa!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Studio Style, My Time Made Easy Argyle Amazement
Paper:  PTI Ripe Avacado, Aqua Mist
Ink:  PTI Ripe Avacado, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Buttons, Rustic Button Twine, Sewing Machine, Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nesties, Dimensionals

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Crystal's Super Cute Candy Box!!!

Hello!  I'm back to beg for more votes :)  Team MACCK made it to the 4th round of the Royal Battle~only 1 more round to go!!!  To make it to the final round, we could really use your help!  My team mate Crystal Irwin made this ADORABLE candy box for this week's challenge.  If you leave a comment on her project HERE, it counts as a vote for us.  You do have to be a registered member of the TGF Galleria, but registering is super quick and easy.  Just sign up, they will send you an e-mail,  and you're in!  They never send junk e-mails or anything :)  Thank you soooooo much and have a wonderful rest of your weekend.  I just hope we get to see some NASCAR today....rain rain go away! 

Kerri

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cherry Emma

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  I'm looking foward to this weekend!  The weather is so nice and I'm excited for some outdoor family time:)  Today I was able to sit down and just play!  I decided to make a card for this week's All That Scraps Challenge~Distressing, and I also used the sketch from this week's A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge. 

I used this adorable C.C. Designs image called Sugarplums Cherry Emma as well as the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Stump.  These were borrowed from my wonderful neighbor~Thank you Theresa!!!  The dp is Basic Grey Lemonade.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Sugarplums Cherry Emma and Stump
Paper:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist for sponging, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Border Punch, PTI Scarlet Jewel Ribbon, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Pearls, Button Twine, Dimensionals, Sewing machine, Tim Holtz Distresser Tool

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #25!


Hello!  It's time for another Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge and this time Lori chose these Herbal Waters from Lovely Package.  I chose the red bottle for my inspiration and came up with this:

I thought the red flower on the bottle looked like a Hibiscus, so I used this Hibiscus image from Artful INKables.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Delightful Dahlia, and the layout is this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #134.  We hope you'll have a chance to play along!  If you do, just use the code DDIC when uploading to your gallery :)  Now check out what the other Divas created for this challenge:


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Artful INKables Hibiscus, PTI Delightful Dahlia
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Kraft, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Button, Twine, Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirls CB Folders, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #14~Stitching Real or Faux!

Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge!  It is my turn to be challenge hostess and I chose to do one of my favorite things which is to add stitching to your projects!


I decided to use this adorable Cupcake Cutie Fhiona and dp from the Basic Grey Kioshi pack.  I added stitching around the edges of the card as well as around the dp panel.  The sentiment comes from the Verve set Circular Sayings and the layout is this week's Sweet Stop Sketch #51

I hope you'll play along with us!  As always we have two fabulous prizes:

1. Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by random.org, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog!


2. Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by me, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].


Have a wonderful day, and happy stamping!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Cupcake Cutie Fhiona, Verve Circular Sayings
Paper:  SU Orchid Opulence, Basic Grey Kioshi
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Orchid Opulence
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Ribbon, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Pearls, Stardust Stickles, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals

Monday, April 12, 2010

Verve-y Gift Set and Maylee's Fab TGF Scrapbook Page!

Hello!  Did you have a nice weekend?  It was beautiful here so we spent a lot of time outside:)  I made this gift set last week for a friend of mine, but didn't get a chance to post it on my blog.  I used Leigh Ann's fabulous Able Gable template for the box, Verve Love's Flower stamp set,  and dp from Kaisercraft Devonshire Collection~LOVE IT!!!  The layout for the card is last week's Sketch Challenge on SCS. 

On another note, Team MACCK made it to the next round in The Greeting Farm Royal Battle!!!  This week we were to make a scrapbook page.  Check out this ADORABLE creation by Maylee:

 

Didn't she do an awesome job!!!  She even handmade those flowers!  We would so appreciate it if you could take a moment and vote on our page HERE.  Only 12 teams will be left after this round and the competition is fierce! 

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Thank you so much for taking time to stop by :)

Kerri

Friday, April 9, 2010

Lil' Bug Emma

Hello!  I made this for the All That Scraps Challenge to make a shaped card, Simon Says Stamp to make a card for a child, and Flutter By Wednesday to add Sparkle:)  I used my Labels Eight Nestabilities to make my shape and this ADORABLE image from C.C. Designs called Sugarplums Lil' Bug Emma.  I added some Stardust Stickles to her wings for some sparkle.  The dp is Basic Grey Green at Heart. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Any fun plans?  We have soccer in the morning, and then maybe the beach if it's not rainy:)  Have a good one and thank you for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Sugarplums Lil' Bug Emma
Paper:  PTI Ripe Avacado, Basic Grey Green at Heart dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Hibiscus for sponging
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, SU Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Prima Flowers, Oval Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Your Next Stamp New Release Day Three!

Hello!  So are you guys excited to meet the new girl in town?  Let me intruduce you to Fhiona's best friend~Ellie!
There are 4 new Ellie images available at Your Next Stamp and they are all sooooo CUTE!!!  I used Ellie With Pressies for my card and paired her with some Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety dp.  I just love these colors!  I used the Friday Sketchers sketch for my layout.

Today is the last day of the Your Next Stamp new releases, and to have a chance to win the fabulous surprise pack that Karen is giving away, make sure you go to her blog and leave a comment!  Super easy!!!

Also, don't forget about the sale that is going on through the 15th!  All stamps are 20% off!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie With Pressies, PTI Delightful Dahlia~sentiment
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety dp,
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist for sponging
Accessories:  PTI Summer Sunrise Ribbon, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Button, Twine, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Pearls, Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Your Next Stamp New Release Day Two!

Hello!  Welcome to day two of the Your Next Stamp new release!  Today we have something really fun to show you!  Everybody loves Fhiona, so Karen decided to offer several of the popular Fhiona images in a miniature size!  I used Mini Rainy Day Fhiona for my project:

I was browsing the $1.00 section at Target when I saw this little watering can.  They also had some gardening gloves and flower seeds, and the idea hit me!  April showers bring May flowers!  How perfect for Rainy Day Fhiona :)  These little Mini Fhionas are the perfect size for tags and this was so fun to make!  I printed the sentiment on some Pretty in Pink cs, cut it out with a Labels Two Nestability and embossed it with my Swiss Dots Folder.  I punched some grass using my Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch, and cut that out with my Labels Two Nestability as well.  Then I just cut out Fhiona, popped her up, and added some punched flowers.  Super cute and easy!

Make sure you check out Karen's Blog to see the rest of the DT creations, and don't forget to leave a comment on Karen's Blog all three days for your chance to win the Surpise Pack!!!  I'll be back tomorrow to introduce you to a new YNS character that I know you will just LOVE!!!  Have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Mini Rainy Day Fhiona
Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  CB Swiss Dots EF, Nestabilities Labels Two, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Pearls, Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch, Ribbon, Eyelet, Dimensionals, Stardust Stickles


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Your Next Stamp New Release Day One!

Hello!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Your Next Stamp new release!  We have 3 days of fun new stamps to show you, so let's get started!  Today we have a set called Garden Greetings.  This set has 4 beautiful blooms, and several sentiments which makes it a fabulous all occasion set!  I used this gorgeous daisy image on my card:
I had a square piece of white cardstock on my table, and just started playing :)  I stamped the center daisy first, cut a mask, and stamped the other two images.  I colored them all in with Copics, and then decided to pop up the center daisy.  I stamped another one, colored it, cut it out, and popped it up.  The sentiment is also part of the set.  The dp is some retired SU Sweet Always DSP. 

We are not blog hopping this month.  Instead, our super sweet leader, Karen, is posting all of the Starlets' creations on her blog!  If you leave a comment on Karen's Blog all three days, you could win a fabulous surprise pack which will include some of the new release stamps!!!

Also, Your Next Stamp is having a huge sale April 5th-15th:


20% off all stamps - fill your cart with stamps only and enter the code YNSAPRIL during the checkout process


OR

10% off your entire order - want more than just stamps??? Fill your cart with anything from the store and enter the code APRIL2010 during the checkout process

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with some more newly released images!

Kerri
Recipe: 
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Flowers and Greetings
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Hibiscus Burst, SU Sweet Always DSP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Spellbinders Ribbon Tags Trio, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hello!

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  We went up to my parent's house for a few days.  My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on Friday, and my parent's watched the kids while we enjoyed a whole night to ourselves!  It was fabulous :)  I thought I would share a couple of Easter pics with you:

Here are my 3 kiddos.  Landon~the oldest is 7 and special needs for those of you that don't know.  He hates to look up so getting a good picture of him is almost impossible :)  My daughter, Avery is 5, and Carson is 2. 

This is a picture of them hunting eggs.  My hubby had put them out about an hour before, and by the time we got out there, the chocolate was already melted!
LOL!  What a mess!

On another note, Team MACCK made it to the next round of The Greeting Farm Royal Battle and we still need your votes!!!  All you have to do is go HERE and vote for Angie's card!  Didn't she do an awesome job:
We would appreciate your help soooo much!!! 

Ok, I'm off to check out everything I missed while I was gone :)  Have a wonderful day!

Kerri

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Divine Divas Inspiration Challenge #24!

Hello!  Don't you love this springy photo?  This is from a Pier 1 Cattie and it's our inspiration photo for this challenge : )  I decided to pull out the yellow, red, and green as well as the flower shape:
I made the flower by layering several different sized flowers from the PTI set Blooming Button Bits.  The stem comes from the PTI set Floral Fusion as does the sentiment.  The dp is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety.  I roughed up the edges a bit with my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser which also qualifies this for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use distressing :) 

Today is the One Year mark for the Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge and Lori is giving away some candy to a participant for this challenge!  Just add the link to your project on Lori's blog and you will be entered to win!

Make sure you check out what the other Divas created and have a wonderful Easter weekend!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Blooming Button Bits, Floral Fusion
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy, SU Old Olive, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, Button, Twine, Rhinestones, Sewing machine, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Border Punch, Dimensionals