Cards by Kerri

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Color Throwdown #181 ~ Get Well Soon


Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and this time the amazing Lynn Put is our hostess!  Isn't this picture she chose just beautiful!  This is what I came up with:


I used some gorgeous new paper from Echo Park Paper Co. called This & That Graceful which had all of the colors in it.  This cutie is Good Morning Fhiona from Your Next Stamp and can you believe she is on sale for $1.00 right now!!!  Snatch her up while you still can, and check out the rest of the deals in the Bargain Bin!  The sentiment is from the YNS Elegant Greetings set

Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous DT projects on the Color Throwdown Blog, and we hope you'll join us this week! 

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Good Morning Fhiona and Elegant Greetings
Paper:  SU Ruby Red, Echo Park Paper Co. This & That Graceful
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, Ribbon, Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Easter Pinkette Egg Faith!


I am just LOVING this Pinkette release!  These little Easter images are so adorable and so fun to color!  Today we are previewing this super cute gal, Lil Easter Pinkette Egg Faith!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up dp once again, and it's hard to see in the picture, but the polka dots on the egg are all super sparkly:) 

So how would you like to win this darling digi?  Just leave a comment on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog, and while you're there, check out the other fabulous DT projects using this image! 

Well, they finally got the Daytona 500 in but my man Jeff didn't do so well with his blown engine:(  I hope this isn't a sign of things to come!  Thank you so much for stopping by, and don't forget, the new Pinkette images will be available tomorrow in the Tickled Pink Stamps Store!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Easter Pinkette Egg Faith Digi Image
Ink:  Copics, SU Soft Sky
Paper:  SU Soft Sky, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up
Accessories:  Ribbon, Rose, Martha Stewart Pansy Border Punch, Paper Doily, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Easter Pinkette Bunny Pippa!


So do you recognize this carrot?  I decided to recycle it from Wednesday's project, and I think it looks MUCH cuter with this adorable Tickled Pink Stamps image named Lil Easter Pinkette Bunny Pippa!  I mean how perfect is she chewing her carrot with her bunny ears~love her! 

There are 4 new Digital Pinkettes being released this month and they will be available on the 29th (the 28th here in the states I believe).  Make sure you stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see all of the amazing samples created with this darling image, and leave a comment for your chance to win her for yourself!

I'll be back on Tuesday with another preview, but there will be more previews on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog tomorrow so make sure you check them out! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Easter Pinkette Bunny Pippa Digital Image, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  SU Pretty in Pink, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up
Ink:  Copics, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  PTI Tag Sale #1, New Leaf Ribbon, EK Success Retro Flower Punches, Rhinestones, Grosgrain Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Baker's Twine

Friday, February 24, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday~Dropping in to say HI!


Hello!  It's time for another Fun Friday on the Your Next Stamp Blog, and today I have this cute little card to share:)  I just ADORE the new sets by Jenny Suchin Designs, and this one called Up, Up, and Away is definitely one of my faves!  I paper pieced the balloon with some My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue dp and used this week's Sweet Stop Sketch  #146 for my layout. 

Make sure you check out the YNS Blog for several more inspirational projects and for some fab tips!  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  I have lots of crafting to do, and on Sunday we're going down to Disney Wide World of Sports for a cheerleading competition that my bff's daughter is in.  I was a cheerleader in high school and in college, so I'm really looking forward to it (ok, so how many of you are going to stop following my blog after learning that bit of info LOL!)  Also the Daytona 500 is on Sunday~YIPEE!!!  GO #24!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Up, Up, and Away
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, White, My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, PTI Ribbon and Cloud Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Open Scalloped Border Die

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Color Throwdown #180~Easter Blessings



Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown and this week the awesome Lori Tecler is our hostess!  I just love the color combo she chose, but I have to say, I'm a little embarrassed to share my project :(


I don't know if it's the horrible picture, or the fact that the tag looks way too small for the carrot, or what, but I am not happy with the way this came out. 

I've been a little obsessed lately and maybe my fellow paper crafters can relate.  One of my very best friends is pregnant, and I am hosting a baby shower for her~YAY!  Now grant it, the shower won't be until late June, and she won't even know the sex of the baby for another month, but I came up with a theme that I am sooooo excited about!  I am going to do a Grown With Love theme and go with the whole rustic garden idea.  I have SO MANY IDEAS in my head, and I can't stop thinking about it.  Do any of you get this way???  I can't even really get started until I know whether to go with the blues and greens, or the pinks, etc. but I have been making lists upon lists, and searching the stores for garden type decor. 

Anywho, onto my carrot.  I was looking for a carrot box template thinking it would be a fun favor idea, and came across this one in the Silhouette Online Store by Lori Witlock.  I really love the box, but I have issues with the amount of tic marks, plus I definitely need to come up with a better way to dress it up.  I ran out of time tonight, but I will try again another day.  Trust me~I'm obsessed LOL!

Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog for some much better inspiration this week and to play along!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Tag Its #1 and #2
Paper:  Echo Park Paper Co. Summertime
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, So Saffron
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Rhinestones, PTI New Leaf Ribbon, Baker's Twine

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #73~Heart Challenge!


Hello!  There is still one week left to play along with the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Heart Challenge!  Just use at least one heart on your project:)  Here's what I came up with:


I used this fabulous gal Hula Girl Lucy~So CUTE!!!  I thought this Crate Paper Farmhouse dp would be perfect with her, and the current Deconstructed Sketch #39 just happened to have hearts on it~YAY! 

We hope you'll pull out one of your SCRS images and play along with us!  The prize up for grabs for this challenge is the super adorable Valentine Oliver!

Make sure you check out the rest of the fab DT samples on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Hula Girl Lucy
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, White, Crate Paper Farmhouse dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  PTI Hawaiian Shores Ribbon, Orange Zest Button, Rustic Button Twine, Lace, Sewing Machine, Circle and Heart Nestabilities, Foam Squares

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Color Throwdown #179~From the Heart



Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge and this time the fabulous Kristin Eberline is our hostess!  She chose these beautiful colors based off of her Candy Kisses Digital Paper available at the My Time Made Easy Store HERE!  We were so lucky to be able to print this paper for our projects today, and this is what I came up with:

I haven't colored up one of my Swiss Pixies in a while, so I chose this cutie named Gretel from C.C. Designs.  I used 3 of the patterns from Kristin's paper and the layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #38.  The sentiment comes from the Verve set Thankful Hearts.

Please check out the rest of the DT inspiration on the Color Throwdown Blog HERE, and we hope you'll join us this week! 

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Swiss Pixies Gretel, Verve Thankful Hearts
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, MTME Candy Kisses Digital Paper
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Real Red (stamped off once)
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~Easter Bunny Ruby!


Hello!  It's our final day of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps previews, and all of the new images are now available in the store!  Today we are introducing Easter Bunny Ruby~soooooo CUTE!!!  I used some Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime dp and this week's Card Patterns Sketch which SCRS is sponsoring:


So how would you like to win this adorable stamp?  Just visit all the DT blogs listed below, Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Ruby post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!  Here is the list:

Alice Wertz



Amber Hight


Danielle Lounds


Kerri Michaud


Kim Yu


Margie Cortina


Pam Varnell - February Guest Designer


Savannah O'Gwynn


Shaela Odd


Simonne Clay


Sparkle Smith


Stephanie Kraft


Happy hopping and shopping!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Easter Bunny Ruby
Paper:  SU Pale Plum, Echo Park Paper Co. Springtime
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon, Lace, CB Seeing Spots EF, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Pearls, Fiskars Corner Rounder Punch

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Futuristic Lad Stefan!

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


Hello again!  I'm back with another super fun preview from Tickled Pink Stamps!  Today we are showing you this handsome lad~Lil Futuristic Lad Stefan!  The dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Days which I thought had a modern feel to it~perfect for this futuristic fellow:)  I just realized that I used teal and orange on all of my cards for this release LOL!  It truly is my favorite combo!

Make sure you stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see the rest of the DT creations, and leave a comment for your chance to win this fab digi image!  Stop by the blog tomorrow too, for the final preview day.  I don't have anything prepared, but you won't want to miss out!

Thank you for stopping by!  I told you my blog would be hopping this week and there's still more to come!  Have a great Thursday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Digi Lil Futuristic Lad Stefan
Paper:  PTI True Black, White, Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Days dp
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Fiskars Star Punch, Baker's Twine, Buttons, Foam Squares, CB Diamond Plate Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~Leprechaun Oliver!


Hello!  I've been so excited for today, because I am LOVING the new images from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps this month!!!  Rarely do I like St. Patty's Day images, but I think Leprechaun Oliver is the cutest I've seen!  He totally makes me smile:) 

I decided to make a little gift box using the Gable Box instructions on SCS HERE.  I need to go find some of those chocolate coins to go inside~so fun!  I LOVE the sentiment too!  Definitely makes this an image you could use all year long!  The clover was cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

How would you like a chance to win this cutie?  All you have to do is visit the DT blogs listed below, and leave comments:)  Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Oliver post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!  Here is the list:

Alice Wertz



Amber Hight


Danielle Lounds


Kerri Michaud


Kim Yu


Margie Cortina


Pam Varnell - February Guest Designer


Savannah O'Gwynn


Shaela Odd


Simonne Clay


Sparkle Smith


Stephanie Kraft


I hope you enjoy all of the projects and I'll be back Saturday with another ADORABLE SCRS image!  I can't wait to show you!  Thanks for stopping by:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Leprechaun Oliver
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Bo Bunny dp
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  SU Oval Punches, Silhouette Cameo, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, PTI Ribbon, Foam Squares

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop and Color Throwdown #178!

Please scroll down to see my Tickled Pink Stamps Preview!

Hello!  We have a fun hop planned for you today, to show off all of the new images that are available TODAY at Your Next Stamp!  There are a total of 13 new sets!!!  Hopefully you arrived here from Jenny P.'s Blog which is the start of the hop.  I have a couple of the new World Kids to share with you today:


First up is the super ADORABLE Miyuki from Japan!  I colored her up to match these papers from the Basic Grey Wisteria paper pack.  Such a cutie!

My next project uses colors from this week's Color Throwdown and the layout from Jen's February Sketch For You To Try which Your Next Stamp is sponsoring!


Meet Zina from Africa:


Another cutie, right?!  I also used some stamps and dies from the new Small Post Card Stamp and Die Set and a sentiment from the YNS set Handwritten Sentiments.  Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the DT creations and to play along with us this week!

Ok, now it's time to hop on over to Jen R's fabulous blog, but make sure you leave comments along the way for your chance to win the new World Love Set!  Happy hopping!

Kerri

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Futuristic Lolita Willow!


OOH, I just LOVE HER!!!  She is my favorite from this release, although I love them all!  Just wait-still two more to come!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite dp and The Sweet Stop Sketch #142

Make sure you check out the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see more creations using Lil Futuristic Lolita Willow and leave a comment for your chance to win this gorgeous digi image!

I'll be back tomorrow with a fab futuristic fellow *wink*:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Futuristic Lolita Willow, Verve To the Moon
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly a Kite
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~Lil Futuristic Lolita Lilith!

Please scroll down for my Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #72 post!


Hello!  It's preview time at Tickled Pink Stamps and the DT has 4 new futuristic DIGI ONLY images to share with you over the next 4 days!  These images are so fun and FABULOUS, and we are kicking it off with this gorgeous gal~Lil Futuristic Lolita Lilith!  I had a blast coloring her and I decided to pair her with some Kaisercraft Hippie Girl dp~Love these colors!

Make sure you check out the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see some of the other amazing DT creations!  I know I sound like a broken record, but these gals blow me away!

I'll be back tomorrow with another fab image!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Digi Image Lil Futuristic Lolita Lilith, Verve Love's Flower
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Kaisercraft Hippie Girl dp
Ink:  Copics, SU Basic Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

SCRSC72~Week 2 Super Bowl (Any Football Team) Challenge


Hello!  There's one week left to play along with the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #72~Super Bowl Challenge!  If you'd like some inspiration, check out some of the DT creations on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog today!  Here's what I came up with for this challenge:


My hubby is a HUGE football fan (really a huge sports fan in general:) so I thought using this adorable Football Josh image for his Valentine would be perfect!  I colored him up to match the Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp, but it reminds me of Tampa Bay colors don't you think? 

We hope you'll play along with us!  The prize up for grabs is a SCRS Rubber Stamp! 

I'll be back shortly with a sneak peek from Tickled Pink Stamps:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Football Josh, Verve Hearts on Fire
Paper:  SU Basic Gray, Pretty in Pink, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Heart and Rectangle Nestabilities, CB Swiss Dots EF, CB Heart Blocks EF, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Monday, February 6, 2012

PTI Bee Mine Tag


Hello again!  I used Beth Silaika's free digi image to make this fun little tag.  Isn't that bee so cute?  I cut the tag with the PTI Tag Sale #1 Die and embossed it with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.  The dp is PTI Simple Valentine and I added some Pure Poppy Ribbon and Baker's Twine. 

Hopefully I'll have time to play more later.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Free digi image by Beth Silaika
Paper:  PTI Hibiscus Burst, Simple Valentine dp
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Pure Poppy Ribbon and Baker's Twine, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Circle and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Tag Sale #1 Die, Paper Piercer

PTI CAS Valentine


Are you surprised to see this on my blog?  So not my style, right?  I LOVE CAS design, but I'm just not very good at it, however, this is the idea that popped in my head when I saw Melissa Bickford's free image today.  I cut out all the postage stamp letters and popped them up over a heart cut out of Soft Stone cs with my Heart Nestabilities.  The "You" comes from the PTI set All About You Additions. 

I'll be back in just a moment with another PTI project:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI All About You Additions, Free Digi Download by Melissa Bickford
Paper:  PTI White, Soft Stone
Ink:  SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Foam Squares, Heart Nestabilities

Sunday, February 5, 2012

PTI Valentine Button Card


Hello!  I wanted to play along with today's PTI Anniversary Challenge so I made a quick and fun Valentine:) 

I was very inspired by Michelle Wooderson's awesome Button Cards, so I pulled out my Button Boutique Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies and got to work!  Other PTI supplies include the XL RickRack Border Die, a sentiment from the Delightful Dahlia Stamp Set, and some Pure Poppy Baker's Twine

I hope you like it!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great night!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Button Boutique and Delightful Dahlia
Paper:  SU Basic Gray, Echo Park Paper Co. Yours Truly dp, PTI White
Ink:  SU Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories:  PTI Button Boutique Dies, Pure Poppy Baker's Twine, XL RickRack Border Die, Paper Doily, Heart Nestabilities, Button, CB Heart Blocks Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek Day 1!


Hello!  Are you ready for some fun Sneak Peeks from Your Next Stamp?!  Make sure you check out the YNS Blog for the next few days, to catch previews of the adorable images that are going to be released on Wednesday! 

I'm so excited to share 2 of the new sets today~Tyler from Jamaica PLUS Large Postcard Stamp with Coordinating Die!!!  Isn't this the cutest postcard you've ever seen, and just wait because there's MORE!  I used some dp from My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue, added a little stitching and a computer generated sentiment and it was complete! 

My hubby and I went to Jamaica for our honeymoon and had the BEST WEEK EVER!  We learned how to scuba dive and snorkel and ate delicious food and played in the pool and ocean all day~oh we definitely need to go back!!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check out the YNS Blog for more sneak peeks every day until the new release on Wednesday!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Tyler from Jamaica and Large Postcard Stamp Set
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Large Postcard Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Friday, February 3, 2012

YNS Fun Friday~Way to Go!


Hello!  I'm running late with my post again today.  My 4 year old started running  a high fever yesterday, so I was trying to take care of him, and spaced typing up my post.  He's still running a fever, but I keep alternating Tylenol and Motrin which is keeping it under control.  I just hate it when little ones are sick!

I have this card on the Your Next Stamp Blog today for Fun Friday!  I used this adorable image called Baseball Boy and some Authentique Free Bird dp.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Make sure you check out the YNS Blog to see some other fabulous projects!  All of the cuteness will definitely make you smile:)

I hope you have a wonderful Friday.  I'll be home with my sick little man,  but it gives me a chance to work on some projects for all the new releases coming up next week!  Thanks for stopping by:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Baseball Boy
Paper:  SU Basic Gray, Authentique Free Bird dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Small Open Scallop Border Die, Button, Rustic Button Twine from PTI

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Color Throwdown #177~Valentine Bag Toppers!


Hello!  Sorry I didn't post last weekend like I promised.  We ended up having a pretty busy weekend and I've been working on some DT projects.  Trust me, this blog is going to be hopping next week with tons of new releases!!!

I am the hostess this week on the Color Throwdown Blog, and I decided to go with some Valentine colors.  I found a fun file in the Silhouette Online Store called 1 bag Topper Kit  Valentine by Lori Whitlock which I used as my base:


I cut the toppers out in 3 colors of cardstock, added a strip of Echo Park Paper Co. Be Mine dp, some ribbon and this adorable Gingersnap image from the C.C. Designs set Hey Cupid!  The toppers fit a Ziploc brand sandwich bag perfectly!  I think I'm going to give these to Landon's 3 teachers for V day:)  Here's a close up:


Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see the other fabulous DT creations, and to link your project!  I hope you have fun with these colors!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C. C. Designs Hey Cupid!
Paper:  PTI Raspberry Fizz, White, True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Be Mine
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Silhouette Cameo, Bag Topper File, Ribbon, Stardust Stickles, Foam Squares