Monday, July 30, 2012

International Gymnastics Federation~Sign a Petition!

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I was devastated last night for Jordyn Wieber, and the ridiculous 2 gymnast rule affected many more gymnasts from different countries.  I thought the Olympics was supposed to be about the best competing with the best!  If the World Champion, and AA gymnast who came in 4th place is not allowed to compete, then how can you say that the best were able to compete for the all around title!  Please join me in signing this petition and Go Team USA!

International Gymnastics Federation (FIG): No Limit On Gymnasts Allowed To Compete In All-Around


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Color Throwdown #202

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Hello!  We have a gorgeous color combo for you this week at Color Throwdown, courtesy of the fabulous Tammy Hershberger.  

I made a fun little gift box for a friend of mine's daughter who will be one in a couple of weeks.  She is having a mermaid themed party, so I thought this adorable image from Your Next Stamp called Happy Days Mermaid would be perfect!

I used the Able Gable svg file from Perfect Presentation, and some dp from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky.  The sentiment comes with this set.  I plan to fill this up with some hairbows for the birthday girl.  Now I just gotta get those made:)

Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations and to play along!  I'm heading out of town to spend a few days with my parents.  Today is my mom's birthday so Happy Birthday Mom!  

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


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Stamping with Inky Antics

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Hello!  I didn't get my Inky Antics card posted last Sunday, so I have TWO to share with you today:)  I have to say that I have loved working with these stamps!

For my first card, I used this super cute image from the set Hanging Out Buggies.  There are two more adorable images in this set, and two really fun sentiments like the one I used on my card.  The dp is Prima Marketing Madeline.

For my second card, I used this GORGEOUS rose image from the HoneyPOP Rose set.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue and the sentiment comes with the set.  

Make sure you check out the Inky Antics Blog for more details and I hope you have an awesome Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by:)


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps/Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop PLUS Color Throwdown #201!

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Hello!  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is thrilled to be teaming up with the amazing Crewmates from Ribbon Carousel to bring you a fun blog hop filled with lots of inspiration!

There are some awesome prizes up for grabs! Hop along and leave some blog love for our designers for a chance to win one of two great prizes!  The Ribbon Carosusel will be giving away a $15 gift certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store  and Sparkle Creations will be giving away Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby!  The winner of Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby will be announced on the Ribbon Carousel Blog and the winner of the carousel prize will be announced on the SCRS Blog!

If you are ready, here is the complete blog hop list:

I combined my card with this week's Color Throwdown colors!  The super sweet Wanda Cullen is our hostess this week, and she chose this lovely Pottery Barn pillow as our inspiration picture.  Here is my card:

I used this darling SCRS image named Watermelon Rin and some gorgeous ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel July Ribbon Club Kit!  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Paradise Beach and the layout is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #163.  Make sure you stop by the Color Throwdown Blog so you can check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations! 

I also want to announce the winner of my CTD200 Blog Candy!  Congratulations to Melissa Craig of Stamp it, Scrap it, Share it!  Please e-mail me at bkmichaud(at)earthlink(dot)net so I can get that mailed out to you!

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

Kerri :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!

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  • Hello and Welcome to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps 2nd Anniversary Hop! Not only are we here to help Sparkle celebrate 2 years of SCRS, but we are also officially releasing 4 new SCRS images this month -- Birthday Cake Emily, Festive Rin, Party Time Oliver, and Your Highness Lucy. They are ALL available in the store NOW!

    We have assembled an all-star lineup consisting of our Current Design Team, DT Alumni and Guest Designers. If you happened here by chance, you are in the right place...the hop starts HERE -- 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. 

    I used Celebrating Chloe for my card today.  I just think she is the CUTEST thing, and she is just perfect for this occasion:)  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Summer Days, and the sentiment comes from the Verve set Big Wish. 
    Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Good luck to all and happy hopping!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Christmas in July!

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Hello!  It's time for a new Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp, and we've decided to change things up a little bit:)  We now have monthly themes, and the theme for July is Winter/Christmas!  

For my card, I used one of my favorite winter images Ellie Loves to Skate!  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas, and the sentiment is from the PTI set Signature Christmas.  

Please check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more amazing Winter/Christmas creations!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves to Skate, PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Button Twine, CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Color Throwdown #200 and Blog Candy!

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Hello!  We have an exciting week this week at Color Throwdown, because we are celebrating our 200th Challenge!!!  What does this mean for you?  How about LOTS of prizes!!!  

Each DT member has some blog candy up for grabs, and to win you need to leave a comment on each DT blog AND play along with our color challenge this week:)  How could you not want to play along with this ADORABLE inspiration picture and fab color combo???  Thank you so much, Lynn, for picking such a fun image!

For my card I used this adorable owl from Your Next Stamp called Spring Owl.  I simply cut the owl off of her watering can, and replaced her flowers with balloons.  This is what the original stamp looks like:

I also used the YNS Criss Cross Border Die to cut out the ric rac panel and the YNS Balloon Trio Die Set to cut out the balloons.  The banner was made with the PTI Banner Builder stamp set and coordinating dies and the dp is My Mind's Eye Ooh La La.

Are you ready to see the Blog Candy I have up for grabs???  How about a darling stamp from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps called Sledding Chloe, the Your Next Stamp Cylinder Globe Stamp PLUS Coordinating Cylinder Globe Die, a darling YNS Fairy, and some fun ribbon!

To win, just leave me a comment, AND play along with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge

Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see who else has blog candy up for grabs, and to link your projects!  You can check out the rest of the amazing DT projects while you're there:)

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


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Have a Hauntingly Fun Halloween!

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Hello and happy Sunday!  I wanted to share a card I made using another ADORABLE Inky Antics set called Halloween Hijinx~so fun!  Halloween cards are some of my favorites to make, so when I saw this set, I just had to have it:)  I used some Fancy Pants Designs Oct. 31 dp and the layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #59.  I will leave a full recipe below.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Stamps:  Inky Antics Halloween Hijinx Clear Set
Paper:  PTI True Black, White, Fancy Pants Designs Oct. 31
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Nestabilities Labels 18, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border and Little Open Scallop Strip Dies, Sewing Machine, Foam squares, Stardust Stickles

Friday, July 6, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop!  We are so excited about our hop this month, because we are introducing a new artist to the YNS family-Ann Ellis! We just know you are going to love her fun, contemporary style!

We also have a few new Ellie stamps and a new Fhiona too! Plus some fabulous new dies that coordinate with some existing YNS stamps –Window Play and a selection of dies that go with the popular Mini Fhiona stamps!
All the new stamps and dies are available to purchase today in the YNS Store!

To start at the beginning, hop on over to Veronica’s Amazing Blog! Here is the complete hop list so you don’t get lost:

Thanh Vo – July Guest Designer-
Kerri Michaud--->You are here:)

The hop will run from today, July 6th at 6AM until Tuesday, July 10th at 11:59PM EST.

We have 4 special prizes hidden amongst the blogs, so make sure you leave comments for your chance to win!!! Each winner will receive one of the new Ann Ellis Stamp Sets!

Onto my project:

I used this adorable gal called Ellie Loves Tennis~love her!  She comes with 3 fun sentiments as well as a tennis ball image.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Ginger and the layout is SC391.  

Karen is also offering some awesome hop specials and bundles in the YNS Store , so make sure you check those out!

We also want to remind you about your new forum on Splitcoaststampers! You can check that out HERE.  You can also find us on Facebook and Pinterest.

Did you know that YNS Challenges are back!!! You can find a new challenge every Thursday on the YNS Blog  and on our SCS Forum. We would love to have you play along! Weekly prizes plus every month we are selecting a special YNS Rockin’ Guest Designer from all the awesome entires that feature YNS stamps!!!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Diana's fabulous blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by and remember to leave me a comment be for you go!
Happy hopping:)


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Color Throwdown #199!

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Hello and Happy Independence Day!  We have a new Color Throwdown Challenge for you today, and this time Lori is our fabulous hostess:)  Lori chose this fun, patriotic color scheme and this is what I came up with:

I used this adorable stamp set from Inky Antics called Birthday Turtle~so cute!  The dp is Simple Stories Summer Fresh and the layout is this week's Deconstructed Sketch #58.

We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just link your creations on the Color Throwdown Blog and check out the rest of the amazing DT creations while you're there!

I hope you have a wonderful day with friends and family!  We saw some awesome fireworks last night, and are heading to a parade this morning:)  So much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Inky Antics Birthday Turtle
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Night of Navy, Simple Stories Summer Fresh dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Spellbinders Tags Trio, Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border Die, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

YNS July Sneak Peek Day 1!

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Hello!  We have a few days full of YNS sneak peeks before the big release day on Friday!  You can see who has peeks each day by checking out the Your Next Stamp Blog!  Then, on Friday, we will have our monthly New Release Blog Hop filled with lots of inspiration and prizes! 

As you can see by the banner, we are welcoming a new artist to the Your Next Stamp family~Ann Ellis!  I used one of her new sets today for my card:

So fun, right?  I used the bird, clouds, and sun from this set and added some grass and flowers that were cut with the YNS Flower Fun Spring Grass Die.  The dp is some Cosmo Cricket Togetherness and the layout is this week's Your Next Stamp Challenge #4 which is a sketch by me!

You still have a couple of days to play along with the sketch for your chance to win $10 in YNS Bucks!

That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and make sure you check out the rest of the sneak peeks!  Have a terrific Tuesday!

Stamps:  Your Next Stamp
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Cosmo Cricket Togetherness dp
Ink:  SU Real Red, Chocolate Chip, PTI Summer Sunrise, Brilliance Moonlight White
Accessories:  Oval and Square Nestabilities, Baker's Twine, Button, Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, YNS Flower Fun Spring Grass Die

Monday, July 2, 2012

Consider Yourself Hugged and an Exciting Announcement!

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Hello!  I'm very excited to announce that I am the July Guest Designer for Inky Antics Rubber Stamps!  I want to send a special thank you to my Dirty Dozen Sister~Bev Gerard who recommended me for the position:)  

This set that I used on my card today is called Puppy & Kitty Love.  I had to have it as soon as I saw it, and I'm sure you can see why~Soooo CUTE!!!  I just love the sentiment too!!!  

Every Sunday (yes, I'm a day late!) Jackie will be posting my projects on the Inky Antics Blog and sharing a little bit about me, so check it out if you get a chance:)  The first post is HERE.  

I have some major stamping to get done today, so I'd better get cracking.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Monday!

Stamps:  Inky Antics Puppy & Kitty Love
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Twe Breeze dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

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