Cards by Kerri

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Throwdown #170

Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and this time the super talented Lynn Put is our hostess:)  I love the fun, bold color scheme she chose for this week!  Here is my card:


I used this adorable image from Your Next Stamp that I hadn't had a chance to play with yet called Holiday Joy Reindeer.  Isn't he so cute?!  The dp is some Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly and the ribbon is PTI New Leaf. 

Please check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations, and to play along!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm keeping this short and sweet because I have come down with a horrible cold.  I know, first a kidney stone, now I'm sick~sheesh!  I hope you have a wonderful, healthy day and thank you so much for stopping by:)

Kerri

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Josh, My Trip to the ER, and Kraftin' Kimmie News!


Hello!  I'm just getting this in under the wire for the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #68~Team Oliver vs Team Josh!  I've been dying to play along, because not only am I a huge Twilight fan, but Josh is my favorite SCRS character!  No offense to Oliver, because he is a total cutie too :)  I used Birthday Josh for my card, along with some Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings and some My Mind's Eye Life of the Party dp.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Butterfly Dreams. 

So I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family, and my best friend and I were out Black Friday shopping all night long!  I left the house at 9:40 pm Thanksgiving night and returned home at 7:30 am Friday morning.  Boy was I POOPED, but I got some great deals:)  Friday I slept for half of the day, and then got up and helped my hubby get our Christmas decorations up. 

Yesterday was my little one's 4th birthday, so my parents came down and we had plans to take him to lunch and to a movie.  I woke up yesterday feeling a little wierd.  I had some lower abdominal pain, and was feeling a little like I might have a UTI.  I didn't think too much of it, but as I was getting ready I started feeling worse and worse.  I didn't want to ruin my little man's birthday so I was hoping it would pass. 

We all piled into the car to head for lunch and I could not get comfortable.  The pain had spread to my right kidney and I was sweating and feeling nauseous.  My mom said you'd better stop at the urgent care clinic, so we did and as we were waiting the pain got REALLY BAD!  They checked my urine which was positive for blood but nothing else.  The doctor said, you'd better go to the ER.  I was on the verge of tears all the way to the hospital and I could not stop moving and changing positions in the car.  I was so nauseous and in so much pain!  I knew at this point it had to be a kidney stone. 

There was a huge wait at the ER so we waited for about 30 minutes until somebody called me up to ask what was going on.  I was in so much pain I couldn't even sit down, I was just pacing and moaning.  My blood pressure was 168/92 so they decided to move me ahead of a few people and take me back.  I wasn't in the back for 5 minutes when suddenly the pain subsided!  Thank goodness because it took an hour for them to get me into the CT scan and 30 more minutes after that for the doctor to come talk to me.  It was a kidney stone, and it had made it's way down my ureter and was almost to my bladder which meant that the pain should be over.  I didn't have any more stones in my kidneys THANK GOODNESS!  I don't ever want to go through that again, because it was worse than labor and I've had 2 natural deliveries!!! 

Today I feel pretty normal:)  Well, if you read all that, thanks for hanging in.  I just wanted to share my big adventure.  We did get out of the ER in time to hit a later show with the birthday boy, and next weekend we're taking the kids to Legoland since he didn't have an official party this year. 

Onto some Kraftin' Kimmie News!  I'm a little late getting this posted but it's been a pretty crazy few days!


Kraftin Kimmie is thrilled to be featured with a full page in the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and Kimmie has a HUGE Giveaway which you can read about HERE!

Also, virtually EVERYTHING is on SALE 25-75% OFF at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! That's right!!! This is the BIGGEST sale they've ever had and aren't likely to repeat it anytime soon!! So take advantage while you can!!  I sure did!  Sale ends tomorrow!!!


Ok, I promise I'm done.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So Thankful!


Hello and Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in the U.S.! I made a fun little Thanksgiving card for a good friend of mine using this adorable set from Hero Arts called So Thankful. I stamped this cutie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics. I used a combination of Crate Paper and Jillibean Soup dp's and added some embossing to the white panel with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I have to admit that I almost dropped the ball on this week's theme~Martha Stewart Punches, but I added this darling little leaf and I think it makes the perfect accent:)

I hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and family! Don't forget to check out the specials going on right now at ABC Toys and Crafts and maybe you can check a few people off your holiday list!  Thanks for stopping by!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts So Thankful Clear Set
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup, Crate Paper Farmhouse
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Die, CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Foam Squares

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #56 and Color Throwdown #169



Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge, and this time we want to see Die Cuts on your creations!  I don't know about you, but I am totally addicted to dies.  I especially love the new Your Next Dies that YNS is now carrying!!! 

I made a fun little gift card holder today using this darling snowman image from the YNS set Snowman Delight.  I just had to add a strand of lights using the Light Up the Holidays Die and Stamp Set, and I also added some trees using the Happy Holidays Die and Stamp Set.  The snow hills were made with the PTI In the Meadow Die Collection.  Make sure you check out the YNS Blog to see the prize up for grabs for this challenge, and to link up your YNS creations!

I used the awesome color combo from this week's Color Throwdown hosted by the fabulous Lori Tecler!  We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your CTD challenge cards HERE and make sure you stop by the Color Throwdown Blog to check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations!

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

Kerri

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Season's Greetings


Hello!  I just couldn't wait to play with this adorable new digi image from Tickled Pink Stamps called Tickled Winter Little Lolita Evie~So CUTE!!!  I decided to play along with this week's Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge#46 which is a fabulous sketch by Kellie.  I used some Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Signature Christmas. 

Well, my daughter had her last meet of the season yesterday which was the Florida State Championships.  Can you believe that she placed 2nd all around in her age group?  We were soooooo proud of her!!!  She was pretty proud of herself too:)  Here's a quick pic:


Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  I'm off to do a little more stamping:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 17, 2011



Hello! For the next couple of weeks the ABC Toys and Crafts DT is showing off My Cute Stamps images on the DT Blog.  Julie sent me this whimsical set called Miss You, and I thought it would be perfect for a thank you card that I needed to make. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with Copics. I stamped the butterfly twice so I could cut out the wings and pop them up. I cut the images out with Circle Nestabilities and added some sponging and stitching. The sentiment and tag are from PTI~Tiny Tags, and the pretty dp is My Mind's Eye Six by Six~Vanity Fair.



All My Cute Stamp Sets are on sale HERE!!!


You might also want to check out the embellishment sale going on HERE!!!


Thank you so much for stopping  by and enjoy your Thursday:)


Kerri

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Color Throwdown #168~Ornamental Christmas


Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and the fabulous Keva is our hostess this week.  I really love this color combo!  Here is my card:


I used this gorgeous ornament from the Verve set Ornamental Christmas along with a mix of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found dp~Union Square and Sunshine.  I stamped my ornament with SU Basic Gray and colored with Copics.  I then added some small rhinestones to the snowflakes.  I cut the image out with Circle Nestabilities and layered on top of a doily cut with my MFT Decorative Doily Duo Die-namics.  The gray shape was cut with Nestabilities Labels Sixteen.  I followed the Viva La Verve November Week 2 Sketch for my layout.  

We hope you'll join us this week!  Just link your card to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!

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

Kerri

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wish and Tickled Pink Stamps Guest DT Call


Hello!  How is the start of your week going so far?  I'm trying to get back into going to the gym since summer and my surgery.  WHOA, it's amazing how fast we fall out of shape, and I can tell I am going to be SORE tomorrow (and the next day, and the day after that...). 

Anyway, I was super excited when I saw on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog that they are having a Guest DT call, because being a Pink Lady is one of my dream gigs!!!  I had just finished this card for a friend of mine who wanted a cute and sassy birthday card for her teenage daughter.  Since I adore Lil' Lolita images, I immediately thought of this adorable gal~Lil' Fashionette 60's Ivy~don't you just love her?!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Tiny Tags. 

Here is another one of my favorite cards using these images:


Isn't Witch Lylah the sassiest witch ever?!?  LOVE!  Well, wish me luck!!!  I REALLY want to work with these awesome images!!!

Kerri

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Wishes


Hello!  Isn't this little gal just so CUTE!!! I just fell in love with this clear set from Hero Arts called Holiday Dolls at ABC Toys and Crafts. I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics. I cut them out and layered them on top of a frame cut with Oval Nestabilities. The sentiment comes with this set and the dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas.


Don't forget to play along with the ABC DT Christmas Card Challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 Credit at ABC Toys and Crafts!  You can enter HERE

There are also a couple of specials going on at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store~an embellishment sale and a My Cute Stamps sale so go check it out!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific Thursday!
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Clear Set Holiday Dolls
Paper:  PTI White, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Rhinestones, Foam Squares, MFT Faux Crochet Border Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #55-Friends and Color Throwdown #167!

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have a two-fer for you today:)  I combined the new Your Next Stamp Challenge which is FRIENDS with this week's fabulous Color Throwdown Challenge~




I just loves these colors!!!  For my card I used this super fun image from YNS called IPod Teen Girl~Chelsea.  I thought this sentiment from Stampin' Up went perfectly with her:)  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party and the layout is MFTWSC43. 

We also have some exciting news and a fun giveaway for you today!  We are happy to welcome Jen del Muro as a permanent DT member for Your Next Stamp~YAY!!!  I just adore Jen's creations and everything she makes with YNS images is just so stinkin' CUTE!!!  Head on over to her blog to congratulate her and to see what she is offering up as a special prize:)

The prize for participating in the YNS Friends Challenge is this super sweet duo:


Fhiona and Her Best Buddy Fhinn.  Definitely worth playing for, right?  Just link your YNS creations to the YNS Blog HERE and your Color Throwdown creations to the CTD Blog HERE!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp IPod Teen Girl~Chelsea, SU Great Friend
Paper:  PTI Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, SU Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Sunday, November 6, 2011

ABC Toys and Crafts November Challenge~Christmas Card!


Hello!  We have a new challenge for you at ABC Toys and Crafts, and this time we want to see your Christmas Cards!!!  Pretty simple, right?  I think we are all working on our Christmas card stash this time of year:) 

For my card I used this DARLING image from Stampavie~Penny Johnson called I Wish.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.  I then cut her out with Rectangle Nestabilities.  The dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Tree Trimming Trio.  The layout is the November Jen's Sketch For You To Try.

The prize for this challenge is $20.00 Credit to the ABC Toys and Crafts Store!!!  Just link your Christmas card to the ABC DT Challenge Blog HERE

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  I have some major cleaning to do~so fun, right?  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 3, 2011

CAS Christmas



Hello! Clean and Simple is not my normal style, and I know I probably didn't do it justice, but I had this idea in my head for this darling Hero Arts Clear Set called Sending Holiday Cheer. Aren't these Christmas houses just so cute?! I stamped the images onto Kraft cs with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I colored just a few areas with Copics and added some Stickles to the ice and snow. The sentiment comes with this set, and the snow drifts were made with PTI dies.

You can find all the highlighted products at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store where everything is marked 10% off MSRP and Clear Stamps Sets priced $12.00 or more ship FREE! 



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


Kerri

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Some Exciting News~Can You Handle It???

Please scroll down to see my Your Next Stamp Post~Day 13 of YNS Holiday Fun!


WooHoo!  I am so honored that Tammy invited me to join this super talented crew and I also want to give a shout out to Carole, who brought my name up!  I'm looking forward to all the fun!  Onto Color Throwdown #166:

I love this color combo, and I thought it would be perfect for my PTI In The Meadow Stamp Set and Dies that I got in the mail on Monday:


I ADORE this set, and plan to use it for several of my Christmas cards this year:)  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Bells & Boughs.

To play along, just post your card or project on your blog, then using the direct link from your blog, link it to the Color Throwdown Blog using the linky tool provided.  We can't wait to see your gorgeous creations!

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI In the Meadow, Bells & Boughs
Paper:  SU Baja Breeze, PTI Kraft
Ink:  SU Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories:  CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, PTI In the Meadow Dies, Rhinestones, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun~Day 13!


Only two days left of our amazing Your Next Stamp Release!!!  These past couple of weeks have been so much fun!  I have another adorable image to share with you today, and he is available RIGHT NOW at the YNS Store~so go snatch him up!  Let me introduce you to Snow Cool:

EEK- I just love him!  I couldn't wait to get this image because he is just perfect for a birthday card for my husband's little brother!  I used some Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp and embellished with a Spellbinders Snowflake. 

Make sure you check out the YNS Blog to see the other images being released today!  I always look forward to seeing the other DT creations:)  Sorry for the short post, but I have had several late nights in a row and I need to hit the hay!  I'll be back shortly with a special announcement~I'm really excited about it!!!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Snow Cool
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist, Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Snowflake Dies, Button, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Your Next Stamp 14 Days of Holiday Fun~Day 12!



Hello!  I can't believe it's already Day 12 of the Your Next Stamp Holiday Release!  Aren't all of the new images just ADORABLE!!!  It's so hard to choose a favorite!  Today I get to introduce Merry Mouse Stocking of Goodies~So CUTE!

I used this fun stocking template from My Time Made Easy to make a stocking pouch.  It's perfect for sticking a candy cane inside.  The cardstock is SU Baja Breeze and the dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Wintertime.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Holiday Button Bits. 

Don't forget to check out the YNS Blog to see what other images are being released today, and to see if there are any new specials or prizes!  Here are the current specials in case you forgot:)

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!!!



Well, the kids had so much fun trick or treating tonight!  I just have to share a picture of Avery and Carson:


I think they look adorable:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with ANOTHER darling YNS project AND a special announcement!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Kerri