Cards by Kerri

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Little Wish...



Hello! I have a CAS card to share with you today that I made for the ABC Toys and Crafts Design Team Blog.   I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities Squares and Scalloped Squares to make the base of my card, and the stamp set is My Cute Stamps Elegant Birds. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, cut out the cage and popped it up on foam squares. I added a few rhinestones and some baker's twine for the cage to "hang" from. I then stamped one of the adorable birds from this same set and colored it with Copics. I cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and popped it up on the cage. Super simple!



Remember, Spellbinders Dies are 20% OFF Through September 30th!!!


Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!


Kerri

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #52~Sketch By Me!

Hello!  Well I survived my surgery but I am going to make this short and sweet because I am extremely sore and groggy from my pain meds:)  The new challenge at Your Next Stamp is a sketch by me!  Here is my take on it:

I made this a while back when I still had summer on the brain, and used this adorable set Happy Days Mermaid.  The dp is Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe.  The sentiment comes with the set and the sun was cut with the MFT Die-namics Sun Die. 

We hope you'll play along with us!  Please check out the new challenge on the YNS Blog so you can see the prize up for grabs this time!  You will also want to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous creations! 

I want to say thank you so much for all of your prayers and get well wishes!  They mean a lot to me!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday:)

Kerri

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Final PWCO Post and Surgery Tomorrow


Hello!  It's time for another Anything But A Card Sunday!  My daughter has another gymnastics meet today against some really tough teams, so I thought it would be fun to give her a little gift after she competes today:)  She LOVES all things stuffed animals, so I picked up a cute koala beanie baby and made a little tag using Zoe the Gymnast from the Zach and Zoe Collection.  Avery won't care a thing about the tag once she sees the animal LOL! 

This is my last post for PWCO.  I've decided to step down from the DT.  I've had a lot of fun with these adorable images over the last 9 months, and wish Peggy and the rest of the DT nothing but the best!

So tomorrow I'm having my Thyroidectomy!  I'm a little nervous because I've never had surgery before, but I have faith that everything will go smoothly.  I'm not sure how long I'll be out of commission~hopefully only a few days~but if my blog is quiet that is why:)  Say a little prayer for me if you get a chance!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO Zoe the Gymnast
Paper:  PTI True Black, White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #3, Circle Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, Ribbon, Foam Squares, Baker's Twine

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are You Ready For Some Super Exciting YNS News???

Please Scroll Down For My ABC Toys and Crafts Post!


That's right!!!  Your Next Stamp is starting their very own line of DIES called Your Next Die!!! and the first one is available TODAY!!!  I literally squealed when Karen told me she was going to start offering dies!  I am a little bit of a die addict, so this is very exciting to me:)  Ok, are you ready to see the new die in action?

Introducing Holiday Lights which coordinates with the Light Up The Holidays Stamp Set:



Don't you love it?!  For this card I used the September Jen's Sketch For You To Try along with some Echo Park Paper Co. Everybody Loves Christmas dp.



I couldn't stop with just one card, so I made another one this time using The Sweet Stop Sketch #126 and some Authentique Wonder dp.  I will leave full recipes below. 

So how would you like to win this AWESOME new die and coordinating stamp set??? 


Just leave a comment on all the DT members blogs listed below as well as the Your Next Stamp Blog (Karen's Blog).  You must comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win.  We can't wait to hear what you think of the new die!!!



Karen http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com



Amy http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com


Jenny P. http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.com 

Dana http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com


Kerri http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com ----> You Are Here


Maureen http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com


Peggy http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com

Kerri
Recipe Card 1:
Stamps Your Next Stamp Light Up The Holidays, PTI Holiday Button Bits~sentiment
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Echo Park Paper Co. Everybody Loves Christmas
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Your Next Die Holiday Lights, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Rhinestone, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine
Recipe Card 2:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Light Up The Holidays, PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI Fine Linen, Authentique Wonder dp, SU Old Olive
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Your Next Die Holiday Lights, Ribbon, Rhinestones, SU Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder, Sewing machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die

Thinking of You



Hello and happy Thursday! When I saw this gorgeous set from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps~Poppy, at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store, I knew I had to have it! These flowers are stunning and make it so easy to make a beautiful card!

 I stamped the poppy image twice with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I colored one of the images with Copic Markers and cut it out with Oval Nestabilities. I then layered the oval on a Labels 18 Nestability. I colored the remaining flowers heads that I stamped and cut them out so I could pop them up on foam squares. I just love the dimension this adds!



After I chose my sentiment, I cut it out with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Die, and sponged around it with some Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. The dp I used is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two~Sunshine, and I added some seam binding, a button, twine, and some stitching to finish it off.


All Spellbinders Dies are currently 20% OFF until September 30th!!!

Everything is 10% OFF suggested retail everyday!!!

Clear Stamps $12.00 or more ship FREE in the US!!!


Definitely sounds like it's time to go shopping right? Also, make sure you check out our current ABC DT Challenge~Back To School~ HERE!

Well, for those of you wondering how my daughter did on Sunday at her gymnastics meet, she WON!  First place all around out of 59 girls!!!  We were so proud of her:)  She has another meet this Sunday in Daytona against some much better gyms, so we'll see how she does. 

I'll be back later with a very special surprise and announcement from  Your Next Stamp~Sooooo EXCITING!!!  You are going to LOVE IT!!!

Kerri

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sugar and Spice Gift Set


Hello!  I have a little gift set to share today for Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog.  I know I made a card, but hopefully since I made a gift box too, it will count:) 


For my card I used this adorable image by Rachelle Anne Miller called Sugar and Spice (which looks like it's sold out right now).  The dp is PTI Fall Prints and Patterns and the layout is this week's Super Sketch #98.  The tag is from the PTI set Tiny Tags with coordinating dies and the border was die cut with the MFT Die-namics Small Open Scallop Border Die. 


The box was made using a template from Perfect Presentation called Able Gable.  I decorated it with some more PTI Fall Prints and Patterns dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Spiral Bouquet.  The flower was made with the PTI Bloom Builders #3 Die. 

Today is the day of my daughter's meet, so I'll let you know how it goes!  Unfortunately she has come down with a cold, so hopefully she'll still be able to focus:)  I know, I am so going to be one of those gymnastics moms so watch out!!!  I just love watching her!

Speaking of, does anybody watch the show Dance Moms?  I have to shamefully admit that I am totally addicted.  Some people are just plain crazy!  Anywho, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM Sugar and Spice, PTI Tiny Tags, Spiral Bouquet
Paper:  PTI Fall Prints and Patterns, Dark Chocolate, SU Always Artichoke
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Small Open Scallop Border Die, PTI Bloom Builders #3 Die, Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Rustic Button Twine, Dark Chocolate Button, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Perfect Presentation Able Gable SVG File

Friday, September 16, 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #37~Rip Something!


Hello!  I've had this super cute Lil' Lolita image~Lil' Christmas Lolita Evie~colored and sitting on my desk for the last couple of weeks, so I finally sat down and put her on a card:)  I decided to play along with this week's Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge which is Rip Something

I distressed the edges of my patterned paper, and tore the bottom of the music sheet dp all from the Echo Park Paper Co. Merry Christmas line.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Signature Christmas.  I added a sprig of holly punched with a Punch A Bunch punch (say that 10 times LOL) and a button.  A pretty lace border, and some stitching, and it was complete!

I'm really looking forward to this weekend!  My daughter has her very first gymnastic competition!  She is on level 2 team this year, and has been doing really well!  She won first place all around during her mock meet a few weeks ago against her teammates (27 of them!) so hopefully she'll be able to do as well against some other gyms.  

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Lil' Lolita Lil' Christmas Lolita Evie (Digi), PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI Fine Linen, Echo Park Paper Co. Merry Christmas
Ink:  Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Punch A Bunch Holly Punch, Button, Rustic Button Twine, SU Oval Punch, Lace, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Reading Makes You Wise



Hello!  For the last couple of weeks, the ABC Toys and Crafts DT has been showing off fun Back To School Projects on the ABC Design Team Blog.  For my project today, I thought I would make a fun little bookmark (because you know I love to make them:)

Now that school's back in session, the reading homework has begun! I pulled out this darling owl from the My Cute Stamps Set Little Forest Friends ~so perfect for a bookmark!  I stamped the owl with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored him with Copics. I used a Nestabilities Labels 10 Die to cut out my bookmark along with some Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive dp. The top of the bookmark was embossed with the PTI woodgrain impression plate and I added a pretty punched border with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch. The branch that the owl is perched on is also from the My Cute Stamps Little Forest Friends Set and a little ribbon and baker's twine finished it off!



I hope you've enjoyed our Back To School Projects these last couple of weeks!  There is still time to play along with the Back To School Challenge HERE and don't forget that you get

10% OFF EVERYDAY and CLEAR STAMP SETS SHIP FREE IN THE US!!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps Forest Friends
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch, Nestabilities Labels 10, Circle Nestabilities, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Your Next Stamp September Release Blog Hop + YNS Challenge #51!

Hello!  It's time for another fabulous release at Your Next Stamp, and you are going to LOVE the new images!!!  I know I do!  I am the first stop on the hop, so let's get started!




First up we have this ADORABLE little gal~Apple Cutie!  She is so perfect for fall, or for teacher gifts!  I colored her with Copics and used some Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends dp.  The layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #14 and the sentiment comes with this image.


Next up we have this super fun crew from the set Got Candy?  I just love these super cute trick or treaters!  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary and the layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #18.  This image also comes with lots of fun Halloween sentiments! 


This card is also for the new Your Next Stamp Challenge #51 which is Paper Piecing!  I paper pieced the vampire's cape, the witch's dress, and the ghost's bag.  So fun!  YNS Challenges can now be found on the Your Next Stamp  Blog (Karen's Blog) and there are a few new rules, so make sure you check it out! 


Ok, onto the prize info!  One lucky hopper will win the following prize package!



Definitely worth hopping for, right?!  All you have to do to be entered to win is to enter you name into the Linky List at the bottom of any of the blogs along the way.  You have until Saturday, September 17th at midnight (EST) to complete the hop.

One more thing before you go, Karen has some specials going on in the Your Next Stamp Store including special stamp bundles, and she is giving away a free stamp (of her choice) for every $30 spent! 

Ok, now it's time to head on over to Dana's Beautiful Blog!  I hope you love all of the new images as much as I do:)  Thanks for stopping by!












Kerri
Recipe Card 1:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Apple Cutie
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Dies, Embroidery Floss, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine
Recipe Card 2:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Got Candy?
Paper:  PTI True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Memento London Fog, SU Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Goo Border Punch, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ABC Toys and Crafts September Challenge~Back To School!


Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at ABC Toys and Crafts!  The challenge this month is Back To School!  I thought it would be fun to try out this template from My Time Made Easy called It's in the Bag.  I used some Basic Grey Life of the Party dp to decorate it, along with a Prima Flower, Buttons, and CB Embossing Folders for texture.  Here is a peek at the back:


Check out the ABC Toys and Crafts Challenge Blog for all the details on playing and to see the fabulous prize up for grabs valued at $25.00!  You have two weeks to enter as many times as you'd like!

All items in the ABC Store are 10% off everyday, and clear stamps ship free in the US!

We can't wait to see your back to school projects!  Have a great night!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Basic Grey Life of the Party
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Prima Flower, Buttons, Twine, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, CB Swiss Dots and Seeing Spots Embossing Folders, MTME It's in the Bag SVG File, PTI Tiny Tags Die

Birthday Boy

Hello!  This is the project I made for today's Anything But A Card Sunday on the PaperWorks Co. Blog.  I made a gift card holder using this darling giraffe named Gordie the Giraffe from the Safari Friends Collection.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy which is on clearance at the PaperWorks Co. Store for 50% off!  The sentiment is from the Your Next Stamp Handwritten Sentiments set.  Here is a peek at the inside:

I used the directions found HERE for this gift card holder.
I hope you have a wonderful day!  Our church and 5 other local churches are coming together and holding service in a local park in honor of the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.  I know it's going to be very moving and very emotional.  I'm already prepared to cry for the full 2 hours. 

Today also has a very positive meaning for our family because it's my hubby's birthday!  After church we're taking him to lunch, and then we promised he could watch football for the rest of the day:)  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PaperWorks Co. Safari Friends Collection~Gordie the Giraffe, Your Next Stamp Handwritten Sentiments
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, SU Night of Navy, Echo Park Paper Co. Little Boy
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics, SU Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Fiskars Star Punch, Buttons

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Some Exciting News and a Back to School Card!


Hello!  I have some exciting news to share today!  I am one of the newest members of the ABC Toys and Crafts DT!  I am so excited to design for a store that carries so much variety!  You have to check them out AND Julie offers 10% OFF MSRP EVERYDAY as well as FREE SHIPPING ON CLEAR STAMP SETS!!!

This week on the ABC Design Team Blog, we are sharing some ideas for Back To School Projects!  I made a card for Avery's new teacher:

 

I used this adorable gal from the My Cute Stamps set Tea Party, and used an apple stamp that I had in my stash. I cut her out with some Circle Nestabilities, and added a frame with my Lacey Circle Nestabilities. I colored two small white Pearls with a Copic marker and put them in her hair. The dp is Basic Grey Life of the Party and I used this week's The Sweet Stop Sketch #124 for my layout.


That's it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps: My Cute Stamps Tea Party, PTI School Time, Whipper Snapper Designs Apple
Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey Life of the Party
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Baker's Twine, Pearls, Button, Foam Squares




Monday, September 5, 2011

Fall Fun Blog Hop!



Hello and welcome to the Fall Fun Blog Hop! A group of online buddies decided the holiday weekend in the US would be a GREAT time to get inky together, and so we've put together a fall themed blog hop to inspire you as the autumn approaches. As you meet our stampy bloggers today, you may discover that some have goodies for you, so be sure and visit everyone on the list. We have hoppers from all over the globe today, and they are amazing artists! 

Here is the full list of our blog hoppers today:

Libby Hickson

Kim Williams

Michelle Single

Lee Murphy

Sara Henton

Yapha Mason

Lisa Adametz

Jimmi Mayo

Jeanne Streiff

Bev Gerard  

Dana Keith

Joan Ervin

Maren Benedict

Teresa Kline:ME

Hannah Clark

Dina Kowal

Wanda Cullen

Korin Sutherland

Taylor Usry

Monika Davis

Harriet Skelly

Kim Schofield

Cathy McCauley

Mary Marsh

Julia Aston

Bridget Finlay

Alison Habetler

Leslie Hanna

Sue Farrant

Michelle Hanway

Misti Oblander

Judy Rozema

Jenna Barber

Tammy Hershberger

Eva Dobilas

Kerri Michaud

Cheryl Navarrete

Neva McMullen

Marianne Baugher

Samantha

Cindy Wallach


Here is my project:



I decided to use a few of my new fall goodies to create a pretty gift bag:) This is a brand new template from My Time Made Easy called Tricky Treat Tote. I just love the shape and how large and roomy it is! I covered it with some of my new PTI paper~Fall Prints and Patterns and used two of my new PTI stamp sets~Simple Sunflower and Tag Its #7. The tag was cut with my PTI Tag Sale #4 Die and I tied it onto the bag with PTI Fine Linen Ribbon.


Your next stop is Cheryl Navarrete! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop!


Kerri

Recipe:
Stamps: PTI Simple Sunflower, Tag Its #7
Paper: SU Always Artichoke, PTI Fine Linen, White, Fall Prints and Patterns dp
Ink: SU Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: MTME Tricky Treat Tote SVG File, PTI Tag Sale #4 Die, Simple Sunflower Dies, Buttons, Rustic Button Twine, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, PTI Fine Linen Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PaperWorks Co. Anything But A Card Sunday~Monkey Tag


Hello and Happy Labor Day Weekend!  This month I will be posting on Sundays once again for PaperWorks Co. Anything But A Card Sunday. 

Today I have a fun little tag that I made using this super adorable monkey named Mikey the Monkey from the Jungle Jesters Collection.  I paired him with some Echo Park Paper Co. Life is Good dp that is on sale at the PaperWorks Co. Store!  The tag was cut with my PTI Tag Sale #4 Die, and the Enjoy tag was made with the PTI Tiny Tags set and coordinating dies.  I decided to make Mikey a girl for this tag, so I punched a flower and put it on top of her head.  I think it looks pretty cute:)

My mom and I went with some of my friends to see The Help last night and it was soooooo good!  Definitely a must see!  She's heading home today, but it was so nice to have her here for a few days:)  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO/Jungle Jesters Collection~Mikey the Monkey, PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI White, EPP Life is Good
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #4, Tiny Tags Dies, Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Rustic Button Twine, Button, Flower Punch, Pearl, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares