Cards by Kerri

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Color Throwdown #194



Hello!  Aren't these colors just GORGEOUS!  I am just loving this color combo and inspiration picture that Barbara came up with for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge!  I was anxious to ink up my new PTI Happy Hydrangea set and this is what I came up with:


Hydrangeas are my favorite flower so I had to have this set:)  I used some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road dp and embossed the circle with the SU Square Lattice embossing folder.  

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I'll leave you with a picture of my dear grandmother who is now 100 years old!!!  So awesome!  Have a wonderful Wednesday:)


Grandma and Me:)

Kerri




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Inspiration Challenge



Hello!  You still have another week to play along with the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Inspiration Challenge!  I decided to go with the colors in the umbrella and I used this adorable image named Surfing Oliver!


We hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp!  Just make sure you use a SCRS image on your creation:)

Sorry for the short post!  I have to run and pick up my son, and then head to gymnastics!  I'll be back later with some pictures from this weeked:)  Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Kerri

Friday, May 25, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!


Hello and happy Fun Friday!  Today is my daughter's last day of school and just can't believe how fast the year flew by!  This weekend we are heading up to my parent's house in Jacksonville to celebrate my grandma's 100th birthday!!!  I made a fun little birthday card for her using this super cute image from Your Next Stamp called Balloon Ride.  I know she'll get a kick out of this little guy:)  The dp is Simple Stories Summer Fresh, and the layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #52.

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more Fun Friday projects and for some awesome tips!


Well, I gotta go charge up video cameras and regular cameras so I can capture all the milestones over the next few days:)  Have a fabulous Friday and thank you so much for stopping by!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Balloon Ride
Paper:  PTI Harvest Gold, Simple Stories Summer Fresh
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Soft Sky
Accessories:  Circle and Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Color Throwdown #193 - Howdy



Howdy and happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a good week:)  I have been happily making favor boxes and flower pens and a baby name banner, and prizes for the baby shower I'm hosting in 2 1/2 weeks~YAY!  I'm getting excited LOL!  


This week's Color Throwdown inspiration picture reminds me of some of the decorations I'm using for the shower.  I decided on a garden, shabby chic, flowers and butterflies type of theme and I actually found a bird cage that looks a lot like this one.  The fabulously talented Wanda Cullen is our hostess this week, and I think these colors are just gorgeous together, but I did mess them up a little bit.  I didn't have any Marvelous Magenta, so my first instinct was to use Rich Razzleberry, but then I remembered someone saying that they just used a hot pink, so without re-looking at the color swatch, I went with Rose Red.  Now that I see the swatch again, I guess Razzleberry would have been better.  Oh well...



I just got my PTI order in the mail yesterday, and was anxious to ink up this new On the Farm set.  I LOVE all things country and anything made with barn wood or chicken wire immediately catches my attention!  I know I am going to get a TON of use out of the Background Basics Farm & Barn images!

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

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PTI On the Farm, Background Basics Farm & Barn
Paper:  PTI White and Kraft
Ink:  SU Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, PTI Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Foam Squares


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Color Throwdown #192~Hello Friend



Hello!  Sorry I'm running late with my Color Throwdown card this week.  I was trying to finish up baby shower invites for my friend, and just ran out of time!  I had to play along though, because I just LOVE this color combo that Tammy came up with.  Here is my card:



I just found these adorable images this week!  I know, I've probably been hiding under a rock, but I came across Wee Stamps the other day, and just had to get this super sweet digi called Suzi with Bunny.  I used some dp from My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody and the sentiment and tag come from the PTI set Tiny Tags.   

We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your creation to the Color Throwdown Blog and check out the rest of the gorgeous DT creations while you're there!

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Wee Stamps Dig Image Suzi with Bunny, PTI Tiny Tags
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Howdy Doody
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch, Ribbon, PTI Tiny Tags Dies, Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares



Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #79~May Flower Challenge!


Hello!  Have you had a chance to play along with the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps May Flower Challenge?  You still have time to get your entries in!  I wanted to share a little tag I made using the Karber Strawberry Set:


I just think she is such a cutie!  I added a punched flower to her hand (since it is a flower challenge:) and the dp is My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally. 

We hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp!  You just have to use a SCRS image on your creation.  You can link your project HERE on the Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Blog. 

Well, I just finished watching the first episode of The Bachelorette!  I am soooooo looking forward to this season!  I already have two favorites~Ryan the sports trainer and the race car driver guy~can't remember his name.  Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Karber Strawberry Set, PTI Tag Its #1
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, White, My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline Dilly Dally
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, PTI Tag Sale Die, PTI Ribbon, Baker's Twine, CB Swiss Dots EF, EK Success Retro Flower Punch, Pearl, Foam Squares



Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview - Mama Charlotte!


Hello!  It's release day at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, which means all of the adorable images that you've seen over the last couple of days are now available!!!  Today we are showing off this super sweet image  named Mama Charlotte.  I decided to paper piece Charlotte's dress with some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road dp and the sentiment comes with the image.  

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

Kerri Michaud--->You are here:)

Enjoy your weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of you amazing moms out there!  

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Mama Charlotte
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die, CB Seeing Spots EF, PTI Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Friday, May 11, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview - Karber Set


Hello!  We have another sneak peek today of one of the new sets that will be available on Saturday from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!  This is the May Karber set which is so fun!  It comes with this darling image and several different items that you can put in her hand.  There are also several sentiments!  I used some Cosmo Cricket UPcycle dp and the layout is this week's MFTWSC71.

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

Kerri Michaud ---> You are here:)

I'll be back tomorrow for release day, as well as one more peek!  Have a fabulous Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  SCRS Karber Set
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Cosmo Cricket UPcycle
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bermuda Bay, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon, Stardust Stickles




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Preview - Expecting Emily



Hello!  Are you ready for 3 days of fabulous previews from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps?  We are kicking it off with this adorable image named Expecting Emily- so sweet!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Cake dp.


Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Expecting Emily. Sparkle will be giving away Expecting Emily 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 Emily 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
Naomi Gong -May guest designer
Savannah O'Gwynn
Shaela Odd
Simonne Clay
Sparkle Smith
Stephanie Kraft


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with a new Karber preview:)


Kerri
Recipe: 
Stamps:  SCRS Expecting Emily
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, White, My Mind's Eye Honey Cake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Nestabilities Labels 18, SU Square Lattice EF, Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Open Scallop Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Color Throwdown #191



Hello!  Are you ready for a new Color Throwdown?  Our hostess this week is the amazingly talented Lynn Put!  I adore this picture she chose, and this is what I came up with:


I haven't inked up my Swiss Pixies in a while, so I decided to use this adorable gal - Cupcake Birgitta.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Breeze, and the layout is this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #158.

We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your creations to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE, and check out the rest of the fabulous DT creations while you're there!

Before I go, I want to share a picture of our newest family member:


Meet Pepper the hamster!  Isn't she/he (whatever!) CUTE!  My daughter has sworn to take care of this little gal, so we'll see how it goes.  So far she is super sweet and not skiddish, and I think I've had as much fun with her as the kids have.  

I'll be back tomorrow with a preview from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C. C. Designs Swiss Pixies Cupcake Birgitta, PTI Floral Fusion
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pacific Point, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Two Breeze
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Button, Twine, CB D'vine Swirls EF


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Color Throwdown #190


Hello!  It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge this week, and the lovely Lori Tecler is our hostess.  Isn't this color combo so pretty!  This is what I came up with:


I decided to make a bookmark for myself, because even though I've made several of these as gifts, I still use a torn piece of magazine for my bookmark LOL!  The adorable little bee comes from the Your Next Stamp Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona set and the Dress Up Fhiona Die Set.  I also used the Flower Fun Spring Grass Die to cut the grass out of PTI felt.   


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


Thank you so much for stopping by, and if you haven't had a chance to check out the Your Next Stamp Blog hop please scroll down and check it out!  There are some fabulous prizes to be won!  Have a wonderful Wednesday:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Cute with Wings Dress Up Fhiona
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, White
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Dress Up Fhiona Die Set, Flower Fun Spring Grass Die, PTI Cloud Die, Ribbon, Twine, CB Seeing Spots EF, Foam Squares, PTI Felt

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Your Next Stamp May Blog Hop!



Hello! Today is a very special day at Your Next Stamp! We are so excited to announce that YNS is the newest Splitcoaststampers Member Company!!! Woohoo!!! To celebrate, we have put together a special blog hop filled with all of our favorite things from Your Next Stamp!  We have 3 hidden prizes along the way, so make sure you comment on all of the DT blogs for your chance to win! Here’s the hop list:



Kerri---> You are here:) 
Cabio - Guest
Kelli - Guest
Lydia - Guest

The hop will run from today, May 1st at 11:00 am (EST) until Sunday, May 6th at midnight (EST). Winners will be announced Monday, May 7th on the Your Next Stamp Blog  and the YNS Splitcoaststampers forum.  Onto some projects!

For my first project I decided to decorate a glassine bag using one of my very favorite images~Birthday Surprise Fhiona!  Isn't she a doll?!  I also used another favorite~Small Post Card Stamp Set and Small Post Card Die Set.  The sentiment comes from the Handwritten Sentiments Set.  


I filled the bag with some stamping goodies~a YNS stamp, some buttons, and ribbon.  What a fun gift!


For my next project I used one of the most darling sets~Holiday Snow Globe Set!  This set comes with so many ADORABLE images and sentiments.  I just love it!!!  I made a little gift box using the Bag It Up Template from Perfect Presentation and some Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas dp.   


Karen (YNS owner) is also in the process of moving, so she is having a MOVING SALE ! Quantities are limited, so shop early to grab the stamps and dies you want at a fantastic deal! There is also a Retired Stamp Bin  (70% OFF!!!) and a Bargain Bin  so make sure you check out all of the awesome deals at the Your Next Stamp Store!


Now it’s time to hop on over to Cabio's amazing blog!  Thank you for celebrating with us and happy hopping!


Kerri



Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #78!


Hello!  There is still a few days left to play along with the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge which is this fabulous sketch by Kim Yu:


This is what I came up with:


I just love this darling image called Bicycle Chloe.  Isn't she so super sweet!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Six by Six Vanity Fair dp.

We hope you'll play along with us for your chance to win a Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp!  You just have to use a SCRS image on your creation:)  

Well, I enjoyed my first day of work last weekend.  I was exhausted by the end of the night, but everybody was so nice and we made some awesome tips!  I'm going to help out with another wedding this Saturday:)  Thank you so much for stopping by. I'll be back in the morning with a very special announcement from Your Next Stamp and a fun blog hop!

Kerri