Friday, March 30, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Thankful For You

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Hello and happy Friday!  I'm running a little late with my post, because I honestly forgot that today is Friday LOL!  We are on Spring Break this week, and have had so much fun going to Wet 'n Wild, and the beach, and softball games, and just being outside enjoying the perfect weather we are having!  I'm actually staying inside today because I got too much sun at the beach yesterday (oops)  so my hubby took Avery and Carson back to Wet 'n Wild so I could stay home and recoup and get some stamping done.  He's so wonderful:)  


This is the card I have today on the Your Next Stamp Blog for Fun Friday!  I used this super sweet set called Thankful For You Fhiona and paired her with some My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally dp.  I cut up the sentiment that comes with this set, so I could fit it on the cloud.  This set is on sale right now for only $3.00!!!  Make sure you grab it while you can at this amazing price and while you're at it, check out the other awesome deals in the YNS Bargain Bin!


Thank you so much for stopping by today, and enjoy your Friday!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Thankful For You Fhiona
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, PTI Cloud Die, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border Die, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Color Throwdown #185~Welcome Little One!

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown, and this week the fabulous Broni is our hostess!  I just LOVE this picture she chose-so fun!  I was really inspired the other day when I was browsing Melissa Phillips blog and saw her Chipboard Tags.  I decided to try one for myself and this is what I came up with:


I started off by cutting the tag out of chipboard using the PTI Tag Sale #4 Die.  I then embossed it with the PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate.  I used some white acrylic paint and lightly painted over it, then took some sandpaper and distressed the edges.  I stamped the clothesline from the PTI set Hanging Out along with some grass from the same set.  I used the Hanging Out coordinating dies to cut the clothes, stamped on them and popped them up on foam squares.  I also added a chipboard border to the bottom of the bag, layered with a felt border.  This was a lot of fun!  I definitely see more chipboard tags in my future:)  

We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just add your projects to the Color Throwdown Blog and make sure you check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations while you're there!  

Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful Wednesday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Hanging Out
Paper:  PTI White
Ink:  SU Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose, Basic Gray
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #4, Chipboard, PTI Soft Stone Ribbon, Woodgrain Impression Plate, MFT Die-namics Icicle Border and Medium Scallop Border, and Mini Rolled Rose Dies, PTI Hanging Out Dies, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles


Friday, March 23, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Happy Easter Basket!

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Hello and happy Friday!  I have a sweet little Easter basket to share with you today for YNS Fun Friday!  I used a template from Perfect Presentation called Spring Basket and decorated it with some DCWV The Spring Fling dp along with the Your Next Stamp Fancy Frame Stamp Set, Fancy Frame Sentiment Stamp Set and Fancy Frame Die!  I also added a little bunny from the YNS set Basket Animals~so CUTE!

Make sure you check out the YNS Blog for more amazing projects today!  I just love getting my cuteness fix on Fridays:) 

Well we are starting Spring Break here this week!  I'm looking forward to less running around, and my daughter has been BEGGING to go to a water park, so I think we are going to try out Wet N Wild for the first time.  Wish us luck LOL!  Have a fabulous Friday and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Fancy Frame Stamp Set, Fancy Frame Sentiment Stamp Set, Basket Animals
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, DCWV The Spring Fling dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Perfect Presentation Spring Basket SVG File, YNS Fancy Frame Die, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Brads, Foam Squares

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Color Throwdown #184~Bundle of Love

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown, and this time the fabulous Barbara Anders is our hostess!  She came up with this beautiful color scheme and here is my take:


I used this super sweet set from PTI called Bundle of Love, and some gorgeous My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks dp.  We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just link your projects on the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Bundle of Love
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Scallop Border Die, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #75~ A Sketch!

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Hello!  I have a card to share today that I made for the current SCRS Challenge which is a fabulous sketch by Kim Yu! 


I used this super sweet image, Easter Bunny Ruby, along with some My Mind's Eye Ooh La La dp.  We hope you'll play along with us!  You have until Sunday 3/25 at 9 PM PST to enter for a chance to win the adorable Cocktail Emily!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I am trying to get used to my daughter's new gymnastics schedule!  She was promoted to Level 4, and now goes to the gym Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3:45 to 7:15!  We live so far away, that I pick Landon up from his school, drive back to pick up my daughter from school, head straight to the gym, wait for my hubby to get off work to take the boys home, and then I go in and hang out until she's done at 7:15 and then we get home around 8.  It takes up 6 hours of my day!  She still loves it though which is all that matters to me:)  Anyway, that's what I have been up to!  Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Easter Bunny Ruby
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Ooh La La
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Friday, March 16, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Skateboard Dude

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Hello!  It's time for another Fun Friday on the Your Next Stamp Blog!  Today I have a fun card to share featuring this adorable Skateboard Dude (which is in the $1.00 Bin right now!!!) I thought this image would be perfect to use with the PTI Movers & Shakers Spinners dies:)  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. A Boy's Life and the sentiment is from Verve.  Make sure you check out the YNS Blog for more fab projects today!

Well I am exhausted!  Time for me to hit the hay.  Oh by the way, my friend is having a GIRL (her 3rd girl LOL) so I can totally girly it up with flowers and butterflies for my garden themed baby shower!  Enjoy your Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Skateboard Dude, Verve Happy Days
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Echo Park Paper Co. A Boy's Life
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories:  PTI Movers & Shakers Spinners Dies, Fiskars Star Punch, Silhouette Star Cut File, Square and Lacey Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color Throwdown #183

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown and this week the super sweet and talented Wanda Cullen is our hostess!  She came up with a beautiful color combo, and here is my take:


I made a fun little gift set using two new to me PTI sets, Garden Variety, and Pretty Peonies.  I would love to use these sets for the garden baby shower I'm planning for June, and I'm super excited because my friend is going to find out what she's having tomorrow!!! 


 I played around with this butterfly template from My Time Made Easy called All A Flutter and I think these would make adorable favor bags for the shower:)  I resized the template to 50% which I think is a perfect size.  The dp is some pretty dp that I found at Michaels by Recollections.  


Make sure you stop by the Color Throwdown Blog to see more gorgeous projects from the rest of the DT and to link your project!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Pretty Peonies, Garden Variety
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Recollections dp, SU Baja Breeze
Ink:   Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories:  PTI Orange Zest Ribbon, MTME All A Flutter SVG File, PTI Seed Packet Die, Tiny Tags Die, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, MFT Die-namics Small Open Scallop Border Die, SU Tab Punch, Rustic Button Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

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Please scroll down for my Tickled Pink Stamps Blog Hop Post!

Hello!  It's Release Day at Your Next Stamp, and we are celebrating with a blog hop!  The hop starts today (Sunday) and ends Tuesday, March 13th at midnight (EST).  Hopefully you arrived here from Wendy's Gorgeous Blog, but if you'd like to start at the beginning, then head over to Maureen's Fabulous Blog!


I made a project using this cutie Tooth Fairy Ellie:




I found this sweet little unfinished wood box at Joanns, and altered it with some My Mind's Eye Six by Six Happier dp.  My daughter's room is mostly pink and green, so these papers are perfect:)  Avery has been losing tooth after tooth these days, so this image came at the perfect time!  When I showed her the box, she squealed and put it by her bed right away LOL!  It also makes life a lot easier for the tooth fairy if you know what I mean;)  

Did somebody say prizes?  The prize for this hop is the super fun Tags Galore One Set with Coordinating Die PLUS there is a secret blogger prize!  To qualify, you must comment on all the blogs, then leave your name in the linky list on the Your Next Stamp Blog!  

While you're shopping at the YNS Store, make sure you check out the special bundle deals AND the YNS Bargain Bin!  The deals in there are incredible!  

Now it's time to head on over to Susan's Awesome Blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Tooth Fairy Ellie
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Six by Six Happier
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Unfinished Wood Box, White Acrylic Paint, Decoupage Glue, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Pearl


Tickled Pink Stamps Around the World Blog Hop!

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Hello!  It's Release Day at Tickled Pink Stamps, and we are celebrating with an Around the World Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss out because each gal on the hop is giving away one of the new digis to a lucky commenter!!!  If you make it through all the blogs leaving comments, and then comment on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog, you can win ALL 4 NEW IMAGES!!! 


Can't wait? They are in store NOW and you can get yours with 15% OFF for 24 hours HERE....


Hopefully you arrived here from our fabulous boss lady's blog, Kellie!  If you'd like to start at the beginning, then head over to Amy's Amazing Blog!  Onto my project:



I used the GORGEOUS Lil Spanish Lolita Willow (my favorite) for my card.  I colored her with Copics and used some Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp.  I colored the paper doily with my black Copic and computer generated the sentiment.  

Now it's time to head on over to Kylie C.'s Beautiful Blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Digi Image Lil Spanish Lolita Willow
Paper:  PTI True Black, White, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Paper Doily, MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Your Next Stamp Preview~ Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona!

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Please scroll down for my Tickled Pink Stamps Preview AND my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview!


Hello again!  Tomorrow is release day at Your Next Stamp and I am so excited to share this new set with you called Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona!  This set is sooooo much FUN!  You can turn Fhiona into a bee, a dragonfly, or a butterfly PLUS she comes with two different faces~one with her eyes closed (above) and one with her eyes open!  But wait, there's MORE!  There are coordinating DIES!!!  YAY!  

For my card I used some fun dp from Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive.  I also cut out some flowers with the MFT Die-namics Upsey Daisies Dies.  The sentiment is computer generated.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see who else has fabulous previews to share, and I'll be back tomorrow with a fun Release Day project!  Thanks for stopping by (for the third time LOL!)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona
Paper:  PTI White, True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, MFT Die-namics Upsey Daisies, and Open Scalloped Border Die, Your Next Die Cute with Wings, Buttons, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles





Tickled Pink Stamps Preview ~ Lil Dutch Lolita Lylah!

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Please scroll down for my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview!


Hello!  I'm back with another preview from this super fun around the world release from Tickled Pink Stamps!  Hopefully you've been checking out all the gorgeous images on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog!  Today is the last day of previews, and then tomorrow we will end with an Around The World Blog Hop~so fun!  


For my card today I used this darling gal Lil Dutch Lolita Lylah!  I colored her up to coordinate with these pretty papers from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally.  If you would like a chance to win this image, just stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and leave a comment on today's post!


I'll be back tomorrow for the blog hop, and back later today for a super cute YNS preview:)  Definitely a busy week!  Thanks for stopping by!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Digi Image Lil Dutch Lolita Lylah
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Tim Holtz On the Edge Brackets Die, CB Stylized Flowers EF, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~ Mr. and Mrs.

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Aren't they the sweetest couple?!  I just love this image, and guess what? You can get it, plus the other fabulous new release images TODAY!!!   For my card I used some gorgeous My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy dp, and the sentiment comes with the image.  


Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Mr. and Mrs. Sparkle will be giving away Mr. and Mrs. 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 Mr. and Mrs. post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!


Alice Wertz
Amber Hight
Danielle Lounds
Kerri Michaud --->You are here:)
Kim Yu
Margie Cortina
Savannah O'Gwynn
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft
Thanh Vo - March Guest Designer


Thank you so much for stopping by and happy shopping!  I'll be back with two more posts today if you feel like coming back later:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Mr. and Mrs.
Paper:  PTI White, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Paper Doily, PTI Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border Die (petite), Pearls Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine Foam Squares



Friday, March 9, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~ You Rock!

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Please scroll down for my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview Post!


Hello!  It's time for another edition of Fun Friday on the YNS Blog!  Make sure you stop by to see some fab projects, along with a few sneak peeks of the upcoming release on Sunday!  I have this fun card on the YNS Blog today using this rockin' gal~Rock Star Fhiona!  EEK, isn't she so CUTE!!!  This set comes with lots of fun accessories like the guitar, a microphone and stand, music notes, hearts, and this fun sentiment!  I used some My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally dp, and MFTWSC61 for my layout.


I'll be back tomorrow with a YNS New Release Sneak Peek!  You are going to LOVE it!!!  Thank you for stopping by (again) and have a fabulous day:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Rock Star Fhiona
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Star Cut File from the Silhouette Online Store, Pure Poppy Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~ Karber Strawberry!

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Hello!  I told you today's preview was adorable!  This is a new set that will be available tomorrow called Karber Strawberry!  It comes with this super sweet gal, and several fun treat images that she can hold.  This sentiment also comes with the set. 


 I just love her strawberry hat, and thought it would be so much fun to make a strawberry shaped card.  I looked in the Silhouette Online Store, and sure enough, I found this awesome file by Alaa' K-love it!  


Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Karber Strawberry Set. Sparkle will be giving away Karber Strawberry Set 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 SCRSblog and comment on the Karber post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day! 



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

I'll be back tomorrow with one final preview, and you definitely won't want to miss it!  So super sweet!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Karber Strawberry 
Paper:  PTI True Black, Pure Poppy, New Leaf, White
Ink:  Copics, SU Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Strawberry Shaped Card Cut File, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares



Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~Engaged Lucy!

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How sweet is she, right?!  I just adore her!  This release is awesome, and we are kicking it off with a preview of Engaged Lucy!  I colored her with Copics, cut her out, and paired her with some gorgeous My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody dp.  The sentiment also comes with this image, and I just love the size of it! 

Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Engaged Lucy. Sparkle will be giving away Engaged 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! 

Alice Wertz
Amber Hight
Danielle Lounds
Kerri Michaud---->You are here
Kim Yu
Margie Cortina
Savannah O'Gwynn
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft
Thanh Vo - March Guest Designer

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another ADORABLE preview:)  Have a terrific Thursday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Engaged Lucy
Paper:  PTI White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Australian Lolita Kellita!

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So does this give you a clue as to what this release is all about?  We're heading around the world and these new images are fabulous!  Today we are introducing you to Lil Australian Lolita Kellita!  I just love the little koala hanging on her leg~so CUTE!  I had our sweet boss lady Kellie in mind when I colored her, and gave her some red hair.  I also decided to use colors from the Australian flag~red, white, and blue, along with a popular Australian sentiment that I printed on the computer:)  The layout is the March Sketch For You To Try

So how would you like to win this image?  Just head over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and comment on today's post for your chance to win this digi!  You'll also have to check out the other amazing DT creations while you're there.  They are sure to inspire you!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Australian Lolita Kellita digi image
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Echo Park Paper Co. A Boy's Life
Ink:  Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Houndstooth CB Embossing Folder

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #74~Number Challenge!

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Hello!  We are heading into the last week to play along with the SCRSC74 Number Challenge!  I had a lot of fun with this one, and here is what I came up with:


I searched through my stash and found this fun dp by Basic Grey called Life of the Party and used this GORGEOUS image-Cupcake Ruby (which is on sale right now!!!)

We hope you'll play along with us!  The winner of this challenge will receive the super adorable Celebrating Chloe (also on sale!):


So CUTE!  Well, I know my blog has been quiet, but just wait!  I will have some brand new images from Sparkle Creations, Your Next Stamp, AND Tickled Pink Stamps this week!  I have had so much fun playing with all of these fabulous new images and I can't wait to show them to you!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Cupcake Ruby, PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Basic Grey Life of the Party
Ink:  Copics, SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Button, Stardust Stickles, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, PTI Tiny Tags Die

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