Cards by Kerri

Monday, October 31, 2011

Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun~Day 11 and Happy Halloween!


Hello!  Are you ready for more YNS cuteness?!  It's Day 11 of our 14 Day Holiday Release and today I get to show one of my favorite new images from this release:


Holiday Owl!  Isn't he ADORABLE!!!?  I just love this little guy in his tree, all decked out for Christmas:)  I paired him with some more fab My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas dp, and the sentiment comes with the image-yay!

You definitely want to check out the YNS Blog to see which other images are being released today, AND to see if today is a special PRIZE DAY! (I have a feeling it may be!)  Also, don't forget about the fab specials available:

FREE gift with EVERY purchase
PLUS

FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US (enter code YNSHolidays)


(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)


PLUS


Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2 - while quantities last!!!


Have a fun Halloween with the kiddos!  As promised, here's a picture of me decked out on Saturday night:)


I was the Queen of Hearts and my hubby was the King of Hearts.  We had a blast!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more YNS Holiday Fun:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Holiday Owl
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, SU Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dew Drops, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, PTI Vintage Cream Ribbon, Stardust Stickles


Sunday, October 30, 2011

To a Tea-Rific Friend


Hello and Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  My hubby and I went to a Grown Up Halloween Party last night and had so much fun!  I forgot to take my camera, but plenty of friends were taking pictures, so I hope to have a picture to post soon:)

I saw on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog that they are having a Guest Designer Contest, so I thought I would throw my hat in the ring.  I just adore these cute and quirky images!  The challenge is to use your favorite Kraftin' Kimmie stamp so I pulled out this darling gal~Gabrielle!  Isn't she the sweetest?!  I used some beautiful paper from My Mind's Eye Honey Cake and the layout is Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #35.  I will leave a complete recipe below. 

Well my family just walked in with some pizza!  We're having quite the lazy day because we're still trying to recoup after last night LOL!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Gabrielle, My Favorite Things Tea For Two
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Honey Cake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Baja Breeze
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics File Tab Die and Faux Crochet Border Die, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Friday, October 28, 2011

Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun~Day 8!


Hello!  Today Karen is releasing some Holiday Minis~CUTE!!!  I just love the little mini stamps~especially for tags! 

I made a tag with each of the New Minis~Mini Fhiona and Her Friend Penguin, Mini Skating Fun Fhiona, Mini Tabogganing Ellie, and Mini Santa Fhinn.  I used a mix of My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas dp, MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo, PTI Tiny Tags, Ribbon, and Rustic Button Twine.  Don't they make an adorable set?!

Also, don't forget about the Holiday Release Specials:

FREE gift with EVERY purchase



PLUS


FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $30 to Canada and the US (enter code YNSHolidays)


(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)


PLUS

Snowflake Border Stamp is only $2.00~while supplies last!

Also, don't forget to check out the YNS Blog for special giveaways and to find out which other DT members are showing off some of the new images today:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!

Kerri






Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Blessings

Please scroll down to see my Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun Post!  You won't want to miss the new dies!!!


Hello! Are you ready for some more Stampavie cuteness?  We are showing off more Stampavie images this week on the ABC Design Blog HERE!  I ADORE this image from Penny Johnson called Snowy & Rudolph (currently out of stock). I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics. I cut the image out with Rectangle Nestabilities and added a frame with my Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities. The dp is Authentique Wonder. Julie has several new Authentique Paper Pads available and you can see them all HERE! I added a sentiment from PTI and cut it out with my Oval Nestabilities. A little stitching and ribbon and it was complete!



You still have a few days to take advantage of the weekly specials!

23% off all INK products including Copic Markers until October 31st, 2011.


40% off all KI Memories Clear Stamps until gone.

23% off all Slice Products until October 31st, 2011

Thank you so much for stopping by again and have a terrific Thursday!

Kerri

Your Next Stamp Holiday Release~Day 7!


Hello!  I hope you have been following the Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun!  Karen is releasing sooooo many adorable New Images and tons of prizes are up for grabs!  There are also a couple of specials going on as well:
FREE gift with EVERY purchase

PLUS

FREE SHIPPING on all orders to Canada and the US over $30 (enter code YNSHolidays)


(the above specials are valid from Oct 21st - Nov 2nd)


Check out all the details on the YNS Blog!  Ok, so today we are doing things a little different.  We have a brand new Holiday Die set to show you, and if you would like to win one for yourself then you need to visit the following DT members blogs and leave a comment!

Jen D.


Wendy--->Make sure you wish her Happy Birthday!

Kerri--->You are here:)


Jen R.


Diana


Dana


Amy


Maureen


Peggy


YNS Blog

Wanna peek at the new Happy Holidays Die Set?



Isn't it FABULOUS?!  Here's what I came up with using the new dies and coordinating stamps:


For my first card, I used the darling Tree Die and Stamp that come with this set.  I also used the Sentiment Block that comes with this set, but I taped off the parts I didn't want to ink, inked up "Joyful", removed the tape, and stamped the "Joyful" sentiment.  This is a great way to get more options out of your stamps!  The dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas.  Such a simple card, but I really love it!


For my next card I used the Stocking Stamps and Die.  I just think these stockings are so cute!  I colored them up to match my Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings dp.  I added some texture to the cream bg with the CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder and added a few sprigs of greenery with a Martha Stewart punch.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. 
 
Don't forget to blog hop and leave comments for your chance to win this fabulous prize!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more YNS goodies!
 
Kerri

Monday, October 24, 2011

Your Next Stamp 14 Day Holiday Release!




Hello! Hopefully you all know about the Your Next Stamp 14 Day Holiday Release going on right now. No? Well we're on day 4 and you can read all about it on the Your Next Stamp Blog HERE! New images are being released every day, and there are lots of prizes to be won! I'll have some projects to show you later this week (hopefully) the mailman just doesn't seem to want to bring me my stamps :(


We had another BUSY weekend!  My daughter had  soccer game on Saturday which they won.  The Nitro are now 3-0 WooHoo!  We also had soccer pictures, a birthday party and a gymnastics meet!  Avery won first place all around for her age group again which was awesome!!!  She got her highest scores on bars and floor to date:)  Here's a pic:


I'm off to stamp a little bit.  Enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Kerri

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Merry Christmas Ruffles



Hello and happy Thursday! We are showcasing Stampavie stamps for the next couple of weeks on the ABC Toys and Crafts Design Team Blog~LOVE their adorable images!


For my card today I used this cutie Ruffles~A Present For You by Helz Cuppleditch. I stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with Copics. I cut him out with Rectangle Nestabilities and sponged around him with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink. The dp I used is Basic Grey Jovial. I added a border that I punched with the Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch. I added some sparkly red ribbon, some stitching, and a PTI sentiment (Love Lives Here Holiday) and called it complete!


All store items are marked 10% off Suggested retail.

Order $55.00 or more and receive Free Shipping in the USA.

Clear Stamps *Sets (over $12.00)  ship FREE in the USA.

**WEEKLY SPECIALS

23% off all INK products including Copic Markers until October 31st, 2011.

40% off all KI Memories Clear Stamps until gone.

23% off all Slice Products until October 31st, 2011

Thanks for stopping by!  I have been working all week on some wedding place cards and favors for a bridal open house that my bff is hosting at the club where she is the event coordinator.  I just finished tonight so I haven't had a chance to take pictures, but hopefully I'll get them back after the event so I can show you:)  Have a wonderful day!

Kerri

Thursday, October 13, 2011

YNS Exclusive Scrapfest Stamps!


Hello!  It's Scrapfest time again, which means you can get two exclusive Scrapfest images from Your Next Stamp~available for 3 days only!!!  The two images are Cropper Fhiona, and Shopper Fhiona.  I used Shopper Fhiona on my card today.  These images are so perfect for making cards for crafty friends!  I paired this cutie with some Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Days dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Studio Style. 

Karen is giving away one of each of these stamps!!!  All you have to do is go to her blog HERE and enter your name for your chance to win!  If you already own these stamps, she'll give you YNS bucks to spend:)

If you want to purchase these stamps, Karen is offering them for only $6.00 each with FREE SHIPPING!  If you enter the code SF2011FALL during checkout, you will receive FREE SHIPPING on your ENTIRE ORDER!!! 

You only have three days to get a hold of these cuties (October 14th-16th), so don't delay!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  We are having a birthday party tomorrow for my daughter who is 7 today!  Happy Birthday Avery!!!  I'll make sure and share pictures next week:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Scrapfest Shopper Fhiona, PTI Studio Style
Paper:  PTI White, Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Days
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, PTI Button, Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine Foam Squares

Little Monsters


Hello and happy Thursday! I just love this darling image from the Crafty Secrets set Halloween Fun! Isn't she so sweet?! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics. I decided to layer her on a library card image from PTI and stamped the title "Little Monsters" from the same Halloween Fun set. The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary and I added a border that I punched with the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch.  I used some velvet ric-rac for the bow, and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Been Boo'd. 

You may want to check out a few specials going on at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store:



All store items are marked 10% off Suggested retail. Order $55.00 or more and receive Free Shipping in the USA.


Clear Stamps Sets ($12.00 or more) ship FREE in the USA.


**WEEKLY SPECIALS 25% all Martha Stewart Punches until October 15th, 2011.


40% off all KI Memories Clear Stamps until gone.


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


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Crafty Secrets Halloween Fun, PTI Been Boo'd, PTI Library Card
Paper:  PTI True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Velvet Ric-Rac, Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Border Punch, Sewing Machine, MFT Die-namics File Tab, Foam Squares

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #53~Halloween!

ACK!  I didn't think I was going to be able to post this today because my house is in DEMO mode!  We decided to get hardwood floors in our living room, office, and hallway because our carpet was pretty much destroyed.  We thought they were going to lay the floor on Monday, so we moved everything out of those rooms including our computer, thinking we we have everything back in place by now.  Well, the guys weren't able to do the job Monday, and then yesterday they pulled up the carpet to find problems with our subfloor.  They then had to pour concrete to level everything out, and now can't lay the floors until tomorrow and Friday~YIKES!  I'm having a big birthday party for my daughter here on Saturday, and I don't even know if my house is going to be put together!  Can you say STRESSFUL!!!  

Thanks to my wonderful husband, he spliced some wires and was able to put the computer together for me in our bedroom, so here is my card for this week's YNS Challenge using the super adorable Cute Witch Ellie and Her Kitty.  I paired her with some Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Halloween dp and the October Jen's Sketch For You To Try

We have some new rules for the YNS Challenges:

1. You must use a YNS Rubber or Digi Stamp to play along

2. You may enter as many times as you like
3. You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges
4. Have FUN! We want to see your awesome YNS creations!!!


Don't have any YNS images?  Karen is offering a FREE Halloween Digi of your choice for this challenge!!!  You can check them out HERE and then e-mail Karen at karen@yournextstamp.com and she will send it to you.  Yes I said FREE!!! 
The prize this week is this fun image EEK the Bat along with the winner blinkie to proudly display on your blog!



Well, I have finished up my final Dirty Dozen Projects, so my blog will start getting a lot more active:)  Thank you so much for your patience during my busy time!  Have a great Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Cute Witch Ellie and Her Kitty, PTI Been Boo'd
Paper:  PTI True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Halloween dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Perfect Plum
Accessories:  PTI True Black Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, Martha Stewart Bat Punch, Sewing Machine, Dimensionals, Rectangle Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, October 6, 2011

BOO!



Hello! I just love this set by Hero Arts called Frightful! Isn't that tree just awesome, and the little ghost is so CUTE! I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and shaded the ghost with warm gray Copics. I cut out the images and layered them on top of a circle that I sponged with PTI Summer Sunrise ink. I added a fence that I punched with the Martha Stewart Picket Fence Edge Punch, and stamped the BOO! which is 1 of 3 sentiments that comes with this set. I added some stitching and a punched bat and it was complete!



You can pick up this set for 10% off MSRP and get FREE SHIPPING at ABC Toys and Crafts!


Check out the weekly specials~20% off Stampavie Stamps and 40% off all KI Memories Clear Stamps!


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

Kerri

Monday, October 3, 2011

ABC Toys and Crafts October Challenge~Pumpkins!

This image totally cracks me up!  I just had to use these funny little guys from the Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps set Halloween Fun and their size was perfect for a fun halloween tag!  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics.  I then cut them out with Oval Nestabilities and while keeping the oval in the Nestie, I sponged with Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink.  I used some dp from Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary and added a border with the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Border Punch.  I also added a punched bat and a sentiment from the same set.  The tag was cut with a PTI Tag Die. 

We hope you'll play along with our October Challenge for your chance to win these goodies:


Check out the ABC DT Challenge Blog for details and rules!

Remember~ ABC Toys and Crafts offers 10% off everyday and most clear stamp sets ship FREE in the USA!

I'm doing much better this week, so I'm ready to get my craft on:)  I have all of my Dirty Dozen projects to make (this is my last month already!!!) so I'm mostly going to be working on those.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri