Cards by Kerri

Friday, January 27, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Valentine Treat Box!


Hello!  We have jam packed Fun Friday post for you today on the Your Next Stamp Blog!  You won't want to miss all the amazing DT projects, so make sure you check them out HERE

I made a fun little Valentine treat box, using this fab template from Perfect Presentation called Tall Gable Box and my Silhouette Cameo.  This one is the 1 sheet version and it holds a ton of these Nestle Crunch candy hearts!  This super sweet image is from Your Next Stamp and is called Apple Cutie.  I just covered up the apples in her basket with some punched hearts and viola!  She is perfect for Valentine's Day:)  I used my Heart Nestabilities to make the heart shaped window.

My tip on the YNS Blog is to think outside the box with your stamps.  Sometimes you can make an image fit the occasion with a few little changes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with another treat box, this time using a template I found in the Silhouette store.  I think I may get addicted!  Have a fabulous Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Apple Cutie, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes, PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Perfect Presentation Tall Gable Box 1 sheet version, Ribbon, PTI Tiny Tags Die, Baker's Twine, Heart Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Martha Stewart Heart Punch, Silhouette Cameo, SCAL

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Australia Day Sale!!!


I just wanted to let you know about the big sale going on at the Tickled Pink Stamps Store!  For ONE DAY ONLY you can get 40% off ALL Rubber Stamps and 15% off ALL Digital Stamps!!!  Go check it out HERE

Color Throwdown #176~Thinking of You


Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and this time the super talented Joan Ervin is our hostess!  I just LOVE the picture she chose, and those gorgeous colors!  Here is my card:

I used this super cute image from Your Next Stamp called Ellie Loves to Skate along with the YNS set Elegant Greetings for the sentiment.  The dp is a mix of Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup and My Mind's Eye Ooh La La and I used Jen's January Sketch For You To Try for my layout. 

We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just link your creation to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE, and check out the other amazing DT samples while you're there!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I've been playing around with my new Cameo and I have a couple of Valentine treat boxes to share with you later this week:)  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves to Skate and Elegant Greetings
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup and My Mind's Eye Ooh La La
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo, PTI Mehndi Medallion Impression Plate, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Foam Squares

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #71~A Sketch!


Hello!  Well, my 49ers lost on Sunday.  It was a sad night, but I'm still so excited that they made it as far as they did!  My dad was born and raised in San Francisco, so I grew up cheering on the 49ers back when they were awesome!  It's been such a long time since they've had such a great season so it felt really good:) 

I have a card to share today that I made for the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #71 which is a fabulous sketch by Kim Yu!  Here is my take:


I used another adorable gal from the new Karber Fashion set.  I just love this set!  The dp is My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Cake and the flower was cut with the MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals. 

We hope you'll play along and we have an awesome prize up for grabs:


Snow Angel Ruby!  Isn't she such a cutie?!  Just link your creation to the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog HERE but remember, you must use a SCRS image on your project:)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Color Throwdown Challenge.  Enjoy your Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Karber Fashion set
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Cake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Oval and Labels 10 Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals and Faux Crochet Border, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Friday, January 20, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Post~Valentine Tags!


Hello!  I'm so sorry I'm running late with my post!  This is the project I have on the Your Next Stamp Blog today:)  Valentine's Day is coming up, and that means treat bags for the class!  My daughter helped me pick out some fun things she would like to give out to her class, and I wanted to jazz up the presentation a little bit with a handmade tag!  I just love that handmade tags make your gift look unique and special! 

For my tags I used these adorable critters from Jenny Suchin Designs called Basket Animals.  Don't they look so cute peeking over the heart?!  The tags were cut with the PTI Tag Sale #1 Die, and I used Heart Nestabilities to cut the hearts.  I added some Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp and a sentiment from the SU set Teeny Tiny Wishes.  A little ribbon and baker's twine and they were complete!

Here is a close up of one of the tags using the adorable fox in this set:


I embossed the hearts with the CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder.  Well I hope this inspires you to create some tags!  My daughter just LOVES how these came out and can't wait to give them to her class:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

I just have to say GO 49ers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Basket Animals, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, White, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities, PTI Tag Sale #1 Die, CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Foam Squares, Ribbon, Baker's Twine

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Greek Gods Lolita Aphrodite Willow!


Hello!  I think we saved the best goddess for last:)  I just ADORE this gorgeous image from Tickled Pink Stamps named Lil Greek Gods Lolita Aphrodite Willow!  I wanted to keep my card soft and feminine, so I used some dp from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road and added some pretty lace and pearls. 

For a chance to win this image, please visit the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and leave a comment on the Aphrodite post!  Remember, all the new images will be available tomorrow!!!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Greek Gods Lolita Aphrodite Willow
Paper:  Unknown cs, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Nestabilities Labels 18, Pearls, Ribbon, Lace, Foam Square, Sewing Machine, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Greek Gods Lad Apollo Lestat PLUS Color Throwdown #175!



Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown PLUS I have another handsome Greek God to preview today from Tickled Pink Stamps!  This week's CTD is hosted by the fabulous Danielle and this is what I came up with:


I used Lil Greek Gods Lad Apollo Lestat and made a heart shaped easel card.  This was the first one I've tried, and it was pretty simple!  The dp is Bo Bunny Crush and the sentiment is from Verve~Hearts on Fire. 

Make sure you head over to the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win this fun image as a digital download!  You'll also want to check out the other amazing DT projects while you're there!

Then, make sure you head over to the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the gorgeous DT samples, and to play along with us this week!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Greek Gods Lad Apollo Lestat, Verve Hearts on Fire
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Stampers Select White, Bo Bunny Crush
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Rose, Foam Squares

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Greek Gods Lolita Orpheus Kellita!


Hello again!  So are you guys loving these fabulous gods and goddesses from Tickled Pink Stamps?  They are so FUN and they will all be available on the 20th! 

Today we are previewing Lil Greek Gods Lolita Orpheus Kellita!  Orpheus was a very talented musician, and when he played the lyre his songs could cast spells and soothe savage beasts.  I looked through my paper stash and found this pretty paper from Echo Park Paper Co. Victoria Gardens which had the music notes~so perfect with this image:)  The sentiment is from the Verve set Accent Notes. 

So how would you like to win this image?  All you have to do is visit the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog HERE and leave a comment on the Kellita post for your chance to win a digital download of this image.  You also have to see the rest of the DT samples!  WOW, I'm having so much fun studying their amazing coloring skills and trying to learn a thing or two.  I definitely have a long way to go!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with another handsome lad along with the new Color Throwdown Challenge.  Have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Greek Gods Lolita Orpheus Kellita, Verve Accent Notes
Paper:  PTI True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Victoria Gardens
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Seam Binding, Button, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Lace

Monday, January 16, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Greek Gods Lad Zeus Luca!


Hello!  Today is Day 3 of Tickled Pink Stamps previews!  Aren't these images so fun?  Today the DT is showing samples made with this handsome guy~Lil Greek Gods Lad Zeus Luca!  I thought I would use him on a card for my hubby who truly is my hero!  The dp is Basic Grey Oxford and the sentiment is from Verve. 

Make sure you check out the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see more gorgeous samples from the DT, and don't forget to leave a comment on the post for your chance to win a digital download of this image!

I'll be back tomorrow with another gorgeous goddess!  Have a wonderful Monday!

Kerri
Recipe: 
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Greek Gods Lad Zeus Luca, Verve Thankful Hearts
Paper:  PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Grey Oxford
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Rustic Button Twine, Nestabilities Labels 9

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Greek Gods Lolita Artemis Lylah!


Hello!  I'm so excited about the new images at Tickled Pink Stamps!  This month is all about the Greek Gods and today we are previewing this awesome gal~Lil Greek Gods Lolita Artemis Lylah!  Artemis is the Greek Goddess of hunting, the wilderness, and wild animals.  I don't know much about the Greek Gods and Goddesses so it was fun to look them up:)  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze dp, and a sentiment from Verve. 

Make sure you check out the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see more AMAZING samples (this DT has some MAD coloring skills!!!) and leave a comment on the blog for your chance to win this image as a digital download!

I'll be back tomorrow with another fab preview!   Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Greek Gods Lolita Artemis Lylah, Verve To the Moon
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Ribbon, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps~Tea Set Rin Preview and Release Day!


Hello!  It's Release Day at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps which means all of the adorable images you've seen over the last couple of days are now available!  Today we are showing off this darling gal, Tea Set Rin!  I paired her with some Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp and the sentiment comes with this image~love it!  I made a matching little tea cup gift box to go with her:

I used the My Time Made Easy Template~Grab A Cup.  Aren't they so cute together?  So how would you like to win this cutie?  Sparkle will be giving away Tea Set Rin 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 Rin post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!


Alice Wertz
Danielle Lounds
Sparkle Smith
Kerri Michaud~you are here:)
Debbie Carriere
Kim Yu
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Stephanie Kraft

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy shopping!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Tea Set Rin
Paper:  PTI True Black, White, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Memento London Fog for sponging
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, MFT Rose Die-namics, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon, MTME Grab A Cup Template, Twine

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps~Karber Fashion Preview!


Hello!  I am just LOVING the new Karber set this month from SCRS!  Here is a sneak peek of one of the adorable and fun images included in the set!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Ooh La La dp and I put one of the sentiments from this set on the inside:


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

Amber Hight
Danielle Lounds
Margie Cortina
Savannah O'Gwynn
Sparkle Smith
Kerri Michaud - you are here:)

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll be back tomorrow with another darling sneak peek!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Karber Fashion
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, White, My Mind's Eye Ooh La La
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, MFT Flower Die-namics, Pearls, PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop and Color Throwdown #174!


Hello!  It's Release Day at Your Next Stamp and we are super excited to introduce Jenny Suchin Designs!!!  Jenny is a fellow YNS DT member and she is now Your Next Stamp's newest artist~YAY!!!  Hopefully you've enjoyed the awesome sneak peeks over the past few days, and today we have a fabulous blog hop! 

The hop starts on Jenny's Blog HERE, and if you're hopping along, hopefully you came from Peggy's Amazing Blog!  I combined my project with this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #174 hosted by the super talented Broni!  Make sure you check out the CTD Blog to see the other fabulous DT creations, and to play along!


For my card I used this ADORABLE new set called Love is in the Air.  I made a fun little non-traditional Valentine, and I can't wait to use these cuties for some baby cards!  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road. 

Hop Prize!  Make sure you leave comments along the way, because one lucky commenter will win a new set of their choice!  Hop ends Monday, January 16th at midnight (EST). 

Also, Karen is offering 15% off your entire order during the duration of the hop when you use this code: YNSJAN2012Your next stop on the hop is special guest Maylee!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Jenny Suchin Designs Love is in the Air
Paper:  SU Soft Suede, River Rock, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Soft Suede
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Pearls, Twine

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #70~Use Something New!


Hello!  Today begins week two of the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #70~Use Something New!  We will have a new challenge for you every two weeks so you still have a week to enter this challenge!  Here is my take:


I used this super cute and fun image for the first time~Cafe Lucy!  I also cracked open this pack of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Breeze dp for the first time.  The layout is Sweet Sunday Sketch #149 which Sparkle Creations is sponsoring:)  I also decorated the inside:


I cut the coffee sentiment with my new toy that Santa brought me~a Silhouette Cameo!  I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm super excited about it!!!

We hope you'll play along with us!  The prize up for grabs is this super sweet image:

Daffodil Charlotte!  To play along, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of the SCRS post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the Keywords SCRSC70 and SparkleCreations (no spaces). If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for this challenge is Sunday, January 15th @ 9 PM PST.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Cafe Lucy
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, White, MME Lost & Found Breeze
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Pearls PTI Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Silhouette Cameo


Friday, January 6, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday and a Sneak Peek!



Hello and happy Friday!  Don't you love short weeks?  We have something new over at Your Next Stamp called Fun Fridays!  Every Friday look for a fun post filled with DT inspiration, Surprise Giveaways and Fun Facts!

This is the project I have on the YNS Blog today featuring a Sneek Peek of a new ADORABLE stamp set that will be available next Wednesday the 11th!  We have a new artist in the house and you are going to LOVE this release!!! 

Now head on over to the YNS Blog to see more fab projects and have a wonderful day!


Kerri
Recipe: 
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Basket Animals
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, White, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, PTI Cloud Die, CB D'vine Swirls EF, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, MFT Die-namics Bracket Border Die, Button, Baker's Twine

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Color Throwdown #173 PLUS Some Exciting News!!!


Hello and Happy 2012!  Did you miss me?  I took a nice little break while my kiddos were out of school for the holidays.  We had lots of fun getting ready for Christmas and spending some time in Jacksonville with my family.  My hubby was off this past week, so we had more wonderful family time!  I also read The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins over the break.  They were soooo GOOD!!!  I read all three books within a week, and now I can't wait to see the movie!  

You may have noticed that we've switched things up a little bit at Color Throwdown.  This year, we are not only going to be giving you the color swatches, but we will also have an inspiration picture to go with them~fun!  Our lovely hostess this week is Barbara and she came up with a great combo for the New Year!  This is what I came up with:

 I used this darling image from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps called Celebrating Chloe along with some dp from My Mind's Eye~Lost & Found Union Square.  If you'd like to play along, just upload your creation to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!

Speaking of Sparkle Creations, I'm so excited to announce that Sparkle invited me to join her amazing Design Team!!!  This is one of my dream gigs, so I was super stoked when she asked me~thank you woman!

I'm also so incredibly excited to announce that I am also joining the Tickled Pink Stamps Design Team!  Being a Pink Lady is another one of my dream gigs, so I am feeling amazingly blessed right now!

I'm looking forward to this fun and busy year.  I haven't made a lot of resolutions, but the one thing I am determined to do is GET BACK TO THE GYM!!!  I've been terrible about going since my thyroid surgery, and then I got really sick for much of December, and then I thought I broke my toe (it's still a little swollen and sore) but I'm pretty much back to normal and I need to lose the 10 pounds I put back on over the last few months:(  On a brighter note, the new season of The Bachelor started on Monday which is my favorite show LOL!  Looks like another season full of drama~love it!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Celebrating Chloe
Paper:  PTI True Black, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Union Square
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nesties, Sewing Machine, MFT Faux Crochet Border Die-namics, Foam Squares, Ribbon