Cards by Kerri

Friday, April 27, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

Hello!  I feel like such a seriously bad blogger lately!  EEK, I just have had too much on my plate, but I'm getting everything wrapped up, and I am really looking forward to summertime:)  I even sent all of my teacups and picture frame cards into school today without taking a single picture!  WHAT!  That's how scatterbrained I am.  Hopefully I can get some shots during the actual tea party...  So, TGIF, which means it's Fun Friday on the Your Next Stamp Blog!  I have a cute little Christmas tag to share with you today:



I just love tags.  They make me happy and how could you not smile when you see this cutie called Merry Mouse Wreath!  I used the PTI Tag Sale #1 Die to cut my tag, added some Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings dp and a few pearls that I colored with a Copic marker.  The border was punched with the Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch.  

I'm really getting excited for May 1st because we are going to have a HUGE announcement from Your Next Stamp, along with a special blog hop, so make sure you check it out on Tuesday!  Trust me, it's BIG!!!

Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Tomorrow I"m going to a ladies' tea at church which I'm looking forward to, and then I'm going back to work after 9 years!  My friend who works as an event coordinator for a local country club has hired me on to work events.  I'm going to help set up, serve, and clean up.  It will be nice to make a little extra cash for all of my crafting wants.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Merry Mouse Wreath
Paper:  PTI Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, Ribbon, Twine, Pearls, Foam Squares

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Color Throwdown #189





Hello!  Are you ready for another Color Throwdown Challenge?  This week the fabulous Kristin Eberline is our hostess and I just love these gorgeous gift boxes she chose for our inspiration!  This is what I came up with:




I got a couple new Lili of the Valley images that I've been dying to ink up!  This one is called Blossom~so CUTE!  The paper is October Afternoon Campfire and Rocket Age.  


Make sure you check out the Color Throwdown Blog to check out the rest of the DT's beautiful creations, and to play along with us this week!  Have a beautiful day!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Lili of the Valley Blossom,  SU Great Friend
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, SU Night of Navy, October Afternoon Campfire and Rocket Age
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bashful Blue for sponging
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Upsey Daisies

Monday, April 23, 2012

Altered Recipe Box


Hello!  I know I haven't posted in a few days, but I've been working on several projects!  My 4 year old's teacher asked if I could make a bunch of things for their upcoming Mother's Day tea that they will be having in a couple of weeks so I had 30 paper tea cups with coordinating picture frame cards to bust out.  I'm ALMOST done thank goodness!  Also, I worked on some favor boxes this weekend for a ladies tea that we are having at our church on Saturday.  My bible study group decided to host a table and of course I volunteered to do the favors:)  I will share that later in the week.  Then, I've been working on a little gift set for a friend of mine's birthday, and last but not least, I altered this wooden recipe box for another friend~WHEW!



I bought the box at Joanns, and decoupaged it with some old Little Yellow Bicycle Delightful dp.  I added the letters using PTI alphabet dies, and the flowers were made with the MFT Die-namics Prima Donna Petals.  I also added some Martha Stewart punched butterflies and rhinestones.  The rectangle was cut with Long Rectangle Nestabilities.  



I added some ribbon, lace, and a scalloped border cut with my MFT Die-namics medium scallop border die. 

Sorry for the poor pictures.  I took them very quickly early in the morning before having to take it to her.  She wanted to give it to a friend for her bridal shower and the theme was recipes-CUTE!  

I'll be back later in the week with all of the other projects mentioned above!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Monday!

Kerri 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Color Throwdown #188



Hello and happy Wednesday!  I am the hostess this week for Color Throwdown #188, and I chose this gorgeous wreath for our inspiration.  I just LOVE hydrangeas, as well as the pink and green color combo!  This is what I came up with:



I used another new to me PTI set called Beautiful Butterflies.  I stamped the darkest butterfly with Melon Mambo, the second with Melon Mambo that was stamped off once, and the lightest with Pretty in Pink.  The celery layer was embossed with the SU Square Lattice EF and I added some Melon Mambo ribbon.  Pretty CAS once again, eh?     

We hope you'll join us this week!  Just link your creations to the Color Throwdown Challenge Blog HERE and make sure you check out the rest of the DT's beautiful projects while you're there!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Paper:  PTI White, SU Always Artichoke, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up dp
Ink:  SU Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  SU Square Lattice EF, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Squares

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #77~ Color Challenge!


Hello and happy Tuesday!  I'm running a little late with my SCRS77 challenge card this week.  I got back last night from my girl's weekend which was a BLAST but I was POOPED!  I was able to get a card done this morning and this is what I came up with using this pretty color combo:



I used this fab image from the Fashion Karber Clear Set along with some My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled up dp.  The sentiment is from Verve.  

We hope you'll join us for this challenge!  You have until Sunday, April 22nd @ 9PM PST to play!  The winner will win a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp!

Well I have lots of laundry to catch up on!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Fashion Karber Clear Set, Verve Big Wish
Paper:  PTI White, Berry Sorbet, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, SU Circle Punch, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Rhinestones, Foam Squares

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~ Ballerina Ruby!


She is tutu cute, isn't she?  I just love this image!  Well today is the day that all of the new stamps are available at the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Store and we are also showing off this darling image-Ballerina Ruby!  I used some My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing dp once again and the sentiment comes with the image.  

So is anybody else addicted to the show Dance Moms on Lifetime?  I am!!!  Dance Moms Miami is ok, but not near as entertaining.  I have to say, I laugh at all the bickering, but I truly love to watch those little girls dance!  WOW they are AMAZING!

So how would you like the chance to win this cutie?  Sparkle will be giving away Ballerina Ruby  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 Ruby post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced the following day!

Joni Wilson - April Guestie
Kerri Michaud---> You are here:)

Also, in celebration of Sparkle's 30th birthday this month, she is offering 30% off of purchases $30.00 or more this weekend only!



Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous weekend!  Happy shopping!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Ballerina Ruby
Paper:  SU Soft Sky, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing, PTI White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Paper Doily, PTI Edgers Die, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die, Satin Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Stickles, Foam Squares, Circle Nestabilities

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview~ Baseball Oliver!


Hello!  Are you ready for a new release from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps?  Two new images, plus a new Karber set will be available on Saturday and we are previewing these cuties over the next few days:)  Today we have this adorable guy named Baseball Oliver~love him!!!  I paired him with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue dp, and the sentiment comes with the image.

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

Joni Wilson ~ April Guest Designer
Kerri Michaud --->You are here:)

I'm so excited because I'm leaving tomorrow for a girl's weekend!  One of my friends owns a lake house in North Carolina and she has invited 3 of us up for the weekend:)  I know we are going to have a blast!  I've prescheduled a post for Saturday to show you one final SCRS preview which is so super sweet!  I know you are going to love her;)  Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Baseball Oliver
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Night of Navy, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Baja Breeze for sponging
Accessories:  PTI Cloud Die, Hawaiian Shores Button, Twine, Your Next Stamp Grass Die, Felt, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die,  Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

Hello!  Today is the day that all of the adorable images you've seen over the last couple of days are available at Your Next Stamp!  We are celebrating with a fun blog hop, and of course there will be a few prizes along the way:)  Hopefully you arrived here from Jenny Peterson's Amazing Blog, but if not then start at the beginning with is Jen del Muro's Amazing Blog:)  


I have a couple of projects to share with you today.  First up is my fave from this release~ Ellie Loves Lattes




I thought she would be PERFECT to use with a gift card holder, and this template from Perfect Presentation called My Little Bag is such a fun one to use!  I decorated it with some My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Happy dp, some ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel April Ribbon Club and a sentiment from the YNS set Handwritten Sentiments.  Here's a peek at the inside:


Super cute, right?!  I can't wait to give this to my girlfriend tomorrow with a Starbucks gift card inside for her birthday:)  She's a Starbucks junkie!  Next I have a fun little Bottle Tag with one of the new coordinating Cheers! dies:


I cut out the bottle tag with my Silhouette, then added some Crate Paper Farmhouse dp.  I added a Kraft tag cut with a PTI die, then added the polka dot layer that I cut with the YNS Tags Galore One Die.  The fun drink is from the YNS set Cheers!, and I used one of the new Cheers! Coordinating Dies to cut it out.  The sentiment is also from the Cheers! set.  

Ready to hear about the prizes?  One lucky hopper will win a $20 YNS Gift Certificate!  We also have two secret bloggers~one is giving away Cropper Fhiona, and one is giving away Shopper Fhiona to a lucky commenter!

Don't forget that Cropper and Shopper Fhiona are only available for the duration of the hop which is today through Sunday at midnight EST for only $5.00 EACH!!!  Scroll down to see the project I made using Shopper Fhiona yesterday:)  

Karen also has some awesome Bundle Deals and don't forget to check the YNS Bargain Bin for the best deals on the planet!  These stamps are dwindling quickly, so get them while you can!

Now it's time to hop on over to Jen Roach's Fabulous Blog!  Thanks for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping!

Kerri

Color Throwdown #187 - Pocketful of Birthday Wishes



Hello!  Are you ready for another Color Throwdown?  This week the amazing Joan Ervin is our hostess and she has chosen this refreshing color palette.  I came up with a very CAS card this week:



I used this fun new set from PTI called Back Pocket Basics which I thought was too adorable to pass up:)  The dp is Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe.

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

Thank you so much for stopping by.  I'll be back in a little bit with a fun new release blog hop from Your Next Stamp!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI Back Pocket Basics
Paper:  PTI White, Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip, Orchid Opulence
Accessories:  PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Oval Nesties, So Saffron Ribbon, Foam Squares

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Your Next Stamp/Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop!

Hello!  Your Next Stamp is sponsoring Ribbon Carousel this week so a few DT members from both companies decided to get together for a special blog hop!


Make sure you check out the Ribbon Carousel Blog or Your Next Stamp Blog to see the list of participants.  Then, hop along and leave a comment on each blog AND play along with the Ribbon Carousel Challenge this week for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!


Your Next Stamp is giving away the soon to be released Ellie Loves Lattes along with a $10 Gift Certificate and The Ribbon Carousel is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate!






This week's challenge is a sketch:


This is what I came up with:


Do you remember this cutie?  This is Shopper Fhiona, and she is only available during Scrapfest!!!  Scrapfest  Kitchener is coming up April 13th and 14th, so Karen (YNS owner) will once again have this darling along with Cropper Fhiona available tomorrow the 11th through Sunday the 15th for only $5.00 each!!!  I used some GORGEOUS ribbon from the April Ribbon Carousel Club Kit and here is also a sneak peek of a new YNS Die that will be available tomorrow as well:


I attached some cs to the Tags Galore Two panel that I cut out and then used some glue dots to adhere a gift card.  So fun!  I computer generated the sentiment, and it was super easy to line up the die right where I wanted it:)

Karen is also offering this deal to participants:



I'll be back tomorrow with a special New Release Blog Hop from Your Next Stamp!  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping!



Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Shopper Fhiona (special edition Scrapfest stamp)
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart Be Amazing dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon Carousel April Ribbon Club Ribbon, Oval Nestabilities, YNS Tags Galore Two Die, Sewing Machine, Button, Twine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die


Monday, April 9, 2012

Your Next Stamp Preview Day One!

Hello!  How was your Easter?  We had a wonderful weekend and I really enjoyed watching the Masters yesterday!  So exciting (I know, golf exciting? but it really was!!!)  


I'm also super excited because Your Next Stamp is having another ADORABLE release on Wednesday, and some of the DT members are giving you some sneak peeks of the new stamps over the next couple of days:)  Today I get to show you a cutie by artist Franfou called You're So Tweet!




Love it!  I used some My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up dp and the Deconstructed Sketch #46 for my layout.  Make sure you check out the YNS Blog to see who else has projects to share today!


I'll be back tomorrow with another preview!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day! (By the way, anybody know what's up with random words being underlined and colored like the words Thank you above???)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp You're So Tweet
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dolled Up dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist for sponging
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Labels 18, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, Button, Twine

Friday, April 6, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday


Hello and happy Good Friday!  I know this image is a long way from the spring filled days we are having now, but I decided to make a card using this super sweet image~Windy Day Fhiona.  I colored her with Copics (as always) and used some My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gertie dp.  


Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for more inpirational projects today and every Friday!  Well I hope you have a wonderful Easter!  I'm looking forward to spending time with my family, and praising God for everything he has done for us!  Thanks for stopping by today:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Windy Day Fhiona, PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My MInd's Eye Stella Rose Gertie dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, PTI Tiny Tags Die,  MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~School Pinkette Heidi + Color Throwdown 186!


Hello!  It's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge, and this week the fabulous Danielle Kennedy is our hostess!  Danielle chose a really fun color palette for us this week, and this is what I came up with:



I used this darling image from Tickled Pink Stamps called School Pinkette Heidi which will be available for purchase tomorrow!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Ooh La La dp and a sentiment from the Verve set Dude.  The layout is Card Patterns Sketch 159.  

Make sure you stop by the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win this darling digi!  Then stop by the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the amazing DT creations and to play along with us this week!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Have a super Wednesday!

Kerri

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #76~Inspiration Challenge!



Hello!  I wanted to share the card I made for the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #76 which is a fun Inspiration Challenge based off of this gorgeous and tropical picture.  This is what I came up with:



I used this adorable image~ Ukulele Josh along with some Echo Park Paper Co. A Boy's Life dp.  I stamped the sentiment that comes with this image "you make my heart sing" on the inside and gave it to my hubby for our 12th anniversary which was yesterday (Monday:).  

We hope you'll play along with us!  You have until Sunday, April 8th at 9:00 PM PST to link your projects on the SCRS Blog!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Ukulele Josh
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Echo Park Paper Co. A Boy's Life
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, PTI Orange Zest Ribbon, PTI Edgers Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Monday, April 2, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview~School Pinkette Kira!


Hello!  Tickled Pink Stamps has some really cute new Pinkettes that will be released on April 5th so mark your calendars!  The Pinkette DT and a few of the Pink Ladies are previewing these adorable images over the next few days.  Today we have this gorgeous gal named School Pinkette Kira!  I paired her with some October Afternoon Schoolhouse dp and loosely followed The Deconstructed Sketch #45.  

Make sure you check out the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog to see more amazing samples and leave a comment for your chance to win this darling digi!  While you're there check out the super ADORABLE image that was previewed yesterday~ School Pinkette Chloe.  She is so super sweet and there are so many fabulous samples from the DT.  I was blown away!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps School Pinkette Kira digi image, PTI School Time
Paper:  SU Night of Navy, October Afternoon Schoolhouse dp, PTI White
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Fiskars Star Punch, Button, Rustic Button Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares