Cards by Kerri

Sunday, July 31, 2011

PaperWorks Co. Anything But A Card Sunday and Dare To Get Dirty!

Hello!  Since it's the last day of July (where has the summer gone???) this is my last Sunday to post for Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog.  Today I have a project that I also combined with two of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges going on on Splitcoaststampers:)



I used this darling Rachelle Anne Miller image called A Magical Christmas.  I paired her with some Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses dp and the little bag is a template from Perfect Presentation called Bag It Up!  The little tag is from the PTI set Tiny Tags with the coordinating dies and the snowflakes were punched with Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches.  I also have a couple more Dare To Get Dirty Challenge projects to share with you:


I used this super cute image from Your Next Stamp called Ellie Loves Gardening.  The dp is Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety, and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Blooming Button Bits.  The picket fence is a Martha Stewart punch and the sun is a MFT Die-namics Die. 

My final card uses this precious image from the PTI set Bundle of Love.  I used some October Afternoon Thrift Shop dp and stamped the bg with the PTI set Background Basics: Newsprint.  The little tag comes from the PTI set Tiny Tags with coordinating dies and the cloud is a PTI die.  I embossed the oval frame with the CB Seeing Spots embossing folder and sponged with some PTI Fresh Snow. 

We hope you'll come play along with the Dirty Girls on SCS.  I always look forward to DTGD every summer~it's so much fun!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thinking of You


Hello!  I made this yesterday for Sketch Challenge#343 on Splitcoaststampers.  I needed a card for a friend who recently lost somebody special to her.  Hopefully this will cheer her up a little bit:)  The butterfly is from the PTI set Butterfly Dreams, and I used the coordinating PTI Butterfly die.  The dp is Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe, and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Through the Trees. 

Well, I found out yesterday that I'm going to have to have Thyroid surgery:(  A few months ago I developed a very large nodule on the right side of my thyroid.  I finally had it biopsied last Friday, and although it's not lymphoma (yay!) they said it's still concerning and they recommend having the right side of my thyroid removed.  I'm a little nervous because I've never had surgery before, plus I'm not looking forward to the beautiful scar on my neck.  This bulge I have isn't looking very hot either though.  If anybody has any tips or has been through this, I'd love to hear from you!

That's it for me today.  I'm off to take my youngest to the doctor for a shot (fun) and my daughter to the dentist.  Have a wonderful Thursday and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Butterfly Dreams, Through the Trees
Paper:  PTI White, SU Bashful Blue, Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bashful Blue
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo, Kaisercraft Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #53~Color Challenge!


Hello!  It's time for another Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge, and this time we have a color challenge for you~Turquoise, Lime Green, Black, and White!  This is what I came up with:


I used this darling image called Bicycle Chloe, along with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite dp.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas.  SCRS is also sponsoring Card Patterns Sketch #125 this week, so I used that for my layout:



Play along with the sketch for your chance to win Swimming Lucy and Surfing Oliver

AND, you only have a few more days to take advantage of the amazing Anniversary Sale!




Well, I have REALLY enjoyed my time with Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps this month as the July Guest DT!  You girls are amazing and it was a true honor to design along side you! 

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Bicycle Chloe, PTI Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas
Paper:  PTI True Black, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Old Olive Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, PTI Cloud Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Your Next Stamp Steal of the Week!

Did you know that Karen has a MAJOR SALE every Sunday at the Your Next Stamp Store?  Just check out the Steal of the Week HERE to see the 6 stamps that are 50% off this week!  You do not want to miss out!!!  Happy shopping:)

Kerri

Wedding Favor Box

Hello!  It's time for Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog, and I thought it would be fun to use another one of the adorable Rachelle Anne Miller wedding images that were released yesterday! 



These heart shaped boxes are so fun and easy to make and you can find the directions HERE.  I used this super sweet image called The First Kiss and some Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents dp.  The sentiment comes with this image, and the roses were made with the MFT Die-manics Mini Rolled Roses Dies and some PTI Hawaiian Shores felt. 

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM The First Kiss
Paper:   PTI True Black, Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents
Ink:  Copics E47, E25, E53, E000, E00, E11, R20, E13, E15, E17, E18, E19, C3, C5, C7, B000, B02, E41
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Dies, PTI Hawaiian Shores Felt, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Saturday, July 23, 2011

PaperWorks Co. New Release Blog Hop!

Hello!  Love is definitely in the air today as we hop along to show you the brand new Rachelle Anne Miller images available at the PaperWorks Co. Store!  Hopefully you arrived here from Janet's Blog, but if not then start at the beginning which is the PaperWorks Co. Blog!

The theme of this month's release is WEDDING!  So we thought it would be really fun for us to share our wedding colors with you and to give you a color challenge!  You have 48 hours to complete as many color challenges as you'd like (1 entry per color challenge) which will give you up to 9 chances to win the entire release PLUS the July Paper Card Kit!  You can link your projects up to the InLinkz on the PWCO Blog.  Fun, right?  Here is my color challenge:



Here is the card I made using my wedding colors:



I used this darling image called "Happiness is a Piece of Cake" and made my first ever center stair step card!  The dp is some really old Melissa Frances paper that I had in my stash and the sentiment comes with this sweet image. 

I have one more project to share with you:


I made a fun little card using probably my favorite image from this release called "Driving to a New Beginning".  The dp is some fab My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party. 

I really love all the images from this release and hope you do too!  Now it's time to hop on over to the boss lady, Peggy's Blog but here is the blog list in case you get lost:









Kerri: http://www.cardsbykerri.blogspot.com----> You are here!








We can't wait to see what color challenges you choose to tackle for your chance to win the release and the July PaperCard Kit!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy the hop!

Kerri
Recipe Card 1:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM Happiness is a Piece of Cake
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, SU Mellow Moss, Melissa Frances dp
Ink:  Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Paper Flowers, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Pearls, Seam Binding Ribbon, Button, Rustic Button Twine, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles
Card 2:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM Driving to a New Beginning
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Ink:  Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, Memento London Fog, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Doily, Sewing Machine, Pearls, Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl Button, Rustic Button Twine, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Foam Squares

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Amber Ink's First Birthday Blog Hop!

Twelve short months ago
we made our big debut,
So now we'd like to commemorate
our 1st birthday with you!


This flash mob of torchbearers
always light our way.
Won't you please jog along
on our special day?


Leave your comments here and there
over the next 48
On Friday we'll announce the loot
Don't wait...let's CELEBRATE!

So clever, huh?  I just love Amber and her mom, Pam!  They definitely know how to throw a party, and I'm super excited to be able to help them celebrate Amber Ink's First Birthday!!!  Hopefully you arrived here from Shannon Erskine's amazing blog, but if not, then start at the beginning which is Taylor Usry's fabulous blog

For my project today I had to use this adorable new set called It's A Trainset!


So FUN!  This set comes with TEN different cars to give you lots of options for customizing your train!  I chose the Conductor's Car, the WorkHorse Car, and the Dining Car for my card today.  I also printed out a cake from the Amber Ink set Hostess with the Mostess which turned this into a perfect birthday card:)  The sentiment was computer generated. 

After I printed out my trainset, I colored it with Copics, and cut out each piece.  I cut some hills out of My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue dp (thanks to a svg file that my friend Leigh Ann gave me~Thanks Girl!!!) and the cloudy sky is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite dp. 

Now it's time to hop on over to Alyssa Scritchfield's gorgeous blog~Love Her! but if you get lost along the way you can check out the master list HERE!  You have today and tomorrow to hop and leave comments, and several prizes will be announced on the Amber Inklings Blog on Friday!

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Amber Ink It's A Trainset, Hostess With The Mostess
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite and Out of the Blue
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  PTI Cloud Die, CB Swiss Dots EF, Button, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Your Next Stamp Challenge #47~3-2-1!

That's 3 embellishments, 2 patterned papers, and 1 image!  This was a fun challenge and here is what I came up with:



For my image I used this sweet image called Cupcake Cutie Fhiona.  My two papers come from the Echo Park Paper Co. Little Girl Collection, and my three embellishments are the ribbon, the doily, and a pearl for Fhiona's hair.  Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Challenge Blog for the rest of the DT samples, because they are so CUTE! 

The prize up for grabs this week is this adorable stamp:


Get Well Soon Fhiona!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back with a special blog hop later today to celebrate Amber Ink's First Birthday! 


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Cupcake Cutie Fhiona
Paper:  SU Pink Pirouette, Echo Park Paper Co. Little Girl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Milled Lavender Distress Ink for sponging
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Paper Doily, PTI Ribbon, Pearl, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #52~Favorite SCRS Image!


What a fun challenge, right?  We want to see which image is your favorite!  It was tough for me to decide but I just adore this cutie:



Birthday Josh!  I love all of the Josh images, and I am especially drawn to images with presents and balloons:)  I used some fun and colorful My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue dp and a sentiment from the Verve set Big Wish.

Also, don't forget that you still have time to take advantage of the HUGE Anniversary Sale!



We can't wait to see which stamp you play with this week!  Make sure you link you projects up HERE on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Birthday Josh, Verve Big Wish
Paper:  PTI Ocean Tides, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Ocean Tides, Copics, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  PTI Simply Chartreuse Buttons, Sewing Machine, Square Nestabilities, Foam Squares


Sunday, July 17, 2011

PaperWorks Co. Door Hanger


Hello!  It's time for another Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog, and this time I decided to make a cute little door hanger for Carson's room:) 

I used this adorable image from the PWCO Cutie Patootie Collection called Batter's Up!  I colored him with Copics and sponged around him with some SU Bermuda Bay ink.  I used some Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy dp and cut the large star out with my Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge.  The smaller stars were punched out with a Fiskars Star Punch.  I used the Sizzix Sizzlits Rat-A-Tat Alphabet Dies to cut out my letters.  The template for this door hanger can be found at Perfect Presentation and it's called Holding Pattern~so much fun! 

We have a new release coming up at PaperWorks Co. next Saturday the 23rd so mark you calendars!  Peggy has been showing sneak peeks of the new images on the BLOG if you want to take a look;)

Hopefully I've inspired you to create anything but a card today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO Cutie Patootie Collection Batter's Up
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, SU Night of Navy, Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy
Ink: Copics, SU Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Perfect Presentation Holding Pattern Template, Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Fiskars Star Punch, CB Seeing Spots EF, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Buttons, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Sizzix Sizzlits Rat-A-Tat Alphabet Dies, PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Die

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Your Next Stamp July Release Blog Hop!

Hello!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp July Release Blog Hop!  The DT along with some special guests are hopping today to show you some new images that are available in the Your Next Stamp Store NOW!!!  The hop will run from tonight through Monday, July 18th at midnight (EST).

I am the first stop on the hop, so let's get started:)  I have 3 projects to share with you today:

First up is this cutie called Kali from Hawaii!  She is part of the World Kids Collection and she is just ADORABLE!  I paired her with some Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Summertime dp and Deconstructed Sketch #9.

Next we have Ellie Loves Soccer~so fun!  This totally reminds me of my daughter who has played soccer for the last couple of years.  I'm so excited for the Spring when my little man can join in the fun too!  I paired her with some Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp and Deconstructed Sketch #7 layout.  The sentiment comes with this cutie:)

Finally we have Window Play Inside.  I LOVE this set and it comes with so many fun images like a couch, a window, a side table, a lamp, and several sentiments!  I combined the "Welcome" with "to the neighborhood" to create a fun little gift bag for a new neighbor.  The dp is some fabulous new Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends which I adore, and it was perfect for paper piecing this darling couch and pillows! 

Ok, now it's time to hop on over to Beth's amazing blog, but before you go, let me tell you about the sale that Karen has going on at the YNS store through July 20th.  She is offering 10% off your ENTIRE order with the code YNSJULYNR so make sure you take advantage!  Here is the blog list in case you get lost:

Kerri Michaud ---->You are here:)

Beth Ranney-Thomas

Peggy Toole

Dana Joy

Jenny P. - (YNS Guest)


Jen del Muro { YNS Guest}


Wendy Ramlakhan

Diana Genario

Carole Burrage {YNS Guest}


Karen Dedman


Also, make sure you leave your name in the linky list, and comment along the way so you can be entered into the drawing to win Kali and Kai from Hawaii:


So cute, right?!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!!

Kerri


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #51~Christmas in July!


Hello!  So how did you like the new release at SCRS?  Aren't the new images CA-UTE!  Today we have a new challenge for you~Christmas in July!  This is the first Christmas card I've made this year.  I know, I really need to start playing in the Christmas stamping all year long challenges:)


I used this cutie~Caroling Josh for my card.  The dp is Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly and the layout is the July Jen's Sketch For You To Try.  Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's fabulous cards and see what prize is up for grabs this week on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog!

Also, don't forget the awesome sale going on this month:



That's it for me!  I'll be back Wednesday evening with a Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop~YAY!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Caroling Josh
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly
Ink:  Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches, PTI Aqua Mist Buttons, PTI Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch

Sunday, July 10, 2011

PaperWorks Co. Anything But A Card Sunday~One More Bookmark


Hello!  It's time for another Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog!  I have another bookmark to share with you, because last week I made a bookmark for my daughter, and my 3 y.o. son said "I want a bookmark too!".   Well, I had to be fair so a bookmark it was:)  

I let Carson pick out the image he wanted me to use, and he decided on this adorable image from the Jungle Jesters Collection~Sammy the Snake!  I used my PTI Tag Sale#1 Die and cut two of them out to make my bookmark.  The dp is some Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy and I used some Sticker Elements from the same collection to spell out Carson's name. 

He really seems to like it and he even said he wishes he had lots more cards from me~YAY!  That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO Jungle Jesters Sammy the Snake
Paper:  PTI Orange Zest, SU Night of Navy, Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Orange Zest for sponging
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #1 Die, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, SU Scallop Border Punch, Ribbon and Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sparkle Creations First Anniversary Release and Hop!


Hello and Welcome to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps 1st Anniversary Hop! Not only are we here to help Sparkle celebrate a year of SCRS, but we are also officially releasing 4 new SCRS images this month -- Backpack Oliver, Bookworm Ruby, Hula Lucy and Ukulele Josh.. But wait, there's more.. we are also releasing 2 new Karber Rubber Stamps -- Rainbow Leslie and Reading Millie! They are ALL available in the store now! 

For my project today, I have used my favorite from this release (although I LOVE them all) Backpack Oliver!  I found these cute little bags at Joanns and thought they would be so fun to decorate for small gifts.  I used some dp from the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie collection and some fab ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


We have assembled an all-star lineup consisting of our Current Design Team, DT Alumni and past/present Guest Designers. If you happened here by chance and would like to start from the beginning, the hop begins at the SCRS blog -- please see the complete list below.


What's a hop without prizes? We've hidden TEN single stamp prizes along the way and one lucky winner will win the ENTIRE July release! All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop.. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday to leave comments for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on the SCRS blog on Monday. Good luck to all and Happy Hopping!


Kerri

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps July Release Preview~Ukulele Josh!


Hello!  Well it's the final day of previews for the SCRS July Release!  Aren't the new images ADORABLE, and they will be available tomorrow~YAY!!!

Today we are previewing Ukulele Josh~love him!!!  I think Josh is probably my favorite character:)  He just seems like a really cool, laid back kinda dude.  I paired him with some Bo Bunny A Gift of Love papers, added this fun sun that I cut with my Die-namics die, and this awesome sentiment that comes with Josh. 

So how would you like to win this cutie?   Sparkle will be giving away a Ukulele Josh to one lucky person!  For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Josh postYou have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!



Kerri Michaud, July Guest Designer--->You are here:)

Kim Yu

Shaela Odd

Simonne Clay

Sparkle Smith

Stephanie Kraft

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog

Don't forget about the amazing sale at the SCRS Store!



Thank you so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Ukulele Josh
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Bo Bunny A Gift of Love dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Twine, Die-namics Sun Die, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

PaperWorks Co. Sketch, A Freebie, and New Release *Hint*


Hello!  I wanted to share a card I made for this week's PaperWorks Co. Sketch.  To play along with the challenges, you need to use at least one PWCO image on your projects, so Peggy has created a FREEBIE Digital Frame that you can use.  Just go HERE and save the image to your computer:)  This is what I made with the frame:


Now you don't have any excuses not to play along!  For my card I used some dp from the Making Memories Wedding paper pad, some satin ribbon, and a sentiment from the PTI set Big & Bold Wishes.  This is also a hint as to what the new PWCO release will be all about!  I'm so excited and the new images are so sweet! 

Go snatch up the frame, and we can't wait to see your projects!  Thanks for stopping by:)

Kerri

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps July Release Preview~Hula Girl Lucy!


Hello!  Today I get to introduce you to Hula Girl Lucy!  Isn't she the sweetest?!!!  I was going for a tropical feel with my card, so I used some dp from the Basic Grey Olivia paper pad.  I made a paper rose with my Die-namics Rolled Rose die, and added a floral border with a Martha Stewart Border Punch.  The leaves are from the Sizzix Originals Leaves die that I found at Joanns on clearance for $3.00~woohoo!

This image comes with two sentiments~Aloha and Mahalo~love it!  So how would you like to win one of these adorable Hula Girls?   Sparkle will be giving away a Hula Girl Lucy to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Lucy post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!




Kerri Michaud, July Guest Designer--->You are here:)


Kim Yu


Shaela Odd


Simonne Clay


Sparkle Smith


Stephanie Kraft

Don't forget about the sale at the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store!



Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with one final preview, and then we'll have a special blog hop on Saturday!  Have a wonderful day:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Hula Girl Lucy
Paper:  SU Regal Rose, Basic Grey Olivia, PTI White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Rolled Rose Die, SU Oval Punch, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sizzix Leaves Original Die, Stardust Stickles, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Pansies Border Punch, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine