Cards by Kerri

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Color Throwdown #216!



Hello!  It's my turn to host the Color Throwdown Challenge this week.  Navy and orange are two of my favorite colors, so when I came across this fabulous room, I had to use it for the inspiration picture:)  I also thought this combo would be appropriate since today is Halloween!  This is what I came up with:


I used another adorable and super fun Halloween stamp from Your Next Stamp called Creepy Crawly (which is currenly 40% off!!!)  The dp is a combo of MME Haunted and Lost & Found Halloween.  

We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just link your creations using the above colors to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!  While you're there, make sure you check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations.  

Well I hope you have a very fun and safe Halloween!  I'm looking forward to trick or treating with the kiddos:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Creepy Crawly
Paper:  PTI True Black, MME Haunted and Lost & Found Halloween
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Fence Die, Button, Rectangle Nestabilities, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Your Next Stamp Hop for Hope Blog Hop!


Hello!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Hop for Hope Blog Hop!  We are releasing a very special set today in honor of breast cancer awareness month.  This set was created by YNS illustrator Fhiona Galloway, who is currently battling breast cancer herself.  We are dedicating our hop to this very special lady, along with all of the other amazing women who are fighting this difficult fight.  We have several special guests joining so you won’t want to miss all of the gorgeous creations! 

We also have a prize to give away!  If you comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 YNS Gift Certificate~WooHoo!

The Fight Like a Girl stamp set retails for $15.00 and Karen is donating $3.00 from each sale towards cancer research.  Are you ready to see what I made with this adorable stamp?


So super sweet!  I used some My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Lavender dp, and the layout is based off of MFTWSC95.  

Now it’s time to hop on over to Wendy's blog!  Thank you so much for joining us for this special hop, and don’t forget that by purchasing this adorable set, you are helping to find a cure for this terrible disease!
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Fight Like A Girl
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Sage, MME The Sweetest Thing Lavender
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Square Nestabilities, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles
 
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

 
Hello!  I made this for today's Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!  I used one of the adorable new Cory Designs images called Santa's List.  I just love this new line of stamps!  I popped him up over a star that I cut with the YNS Whimsy Star Layered Dies.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland and the layout is MOJO264
 
Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for more fabulous DTprojects today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Santa's List
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, YNS Whimsy Star Layered Dies

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Color Throwdown #215


 
Hello!  We have a fun, new color combo for you this week hosted by the fabulous Lori Tecler.  These colors are just perfect for those Halloween projects you still need to finish and this is what I came up with:

 
I used this super fun image from Your Next Stamp called Wicked Sweet.  I paired her with some Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31st dp and the layout is the Sweet Stop Sketch #180
 
We hope you'll play along with us this week!  Just link your creations to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE, and make sure you check out the rest of the amazing DT projects while you're there:)
 
Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Wicked Sweet
Paper:  PTI True Black, Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31st
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Button, Baker's Twine, Ribbon, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Oval Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, CB Spider Web Folder
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Color Throwdown #214



Hello!  Isn't this a pretty inspiration picture?  I just love sunflowers.  Today, Avery and I learned about the myth of how sunflowers came to be.  It all started with a water goddess named Clytie who was in love with Apollo-the sun god.  She watched him for 9 days and couldn't take her eyes off of him to even eat or drink.  She was becoming very pale and thin, so the gods took pity on her and turned her into a sunflower LOL!  

Sorry, I digressed a little bit.  Our lovely hostess this week is Joan and this is what I came up with:


No sunflowers here!  I really wanted to color up this adorable super hero from Your Next Stamp called Super Hero Ethan.  I used a variety of dp from Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend and Authentique Free Bird.  The layout is the Deconstructed Sketch #73.  

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

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Super Hero Ethan
Paper:  SU Summer Sun, Brilliant Blue, Cosmo Cricket The Boyfriend, Authentique Free Bird
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, MFT Star, Solid Bracket Border, and Fishtail Flag Die-namics, Brads, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares, Button

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vote For Me + A Bit of Sad News

Click HERE for the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!


Hello!  I was so excited to find out that I made it to the final round of the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing Competition!  Our last challenge was to make a boy and a girl card using the same TE image, so  I decided to use my new Party Monsters Set:)  I just think these guys are so much fun!  I used Simple Stories Fabulous dp for the girl card, and Simple Stories Awesome dp for the boy card.  The layout is MOJO257.

If you like my cards, I would LOVE for you to take a quick minute and cast your vote for me HERE on the voting thread:)  Here are the other cards I made for the competition:




If you take time to vote, let me know so I can stop by and leave you a BIG THANK YOU! 

I have a bit of sad news to share as well.  My sweet 100 year old grandmother passed away this past Sunday.  We are going to a memorial service this evening for her.  I'm so sad that she's gone, but I'm so happy to know that she's finally HOME!  I love you Grandma!


Kerri



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!

 
Hello and  welcome to the October Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!  We have tons of adorable new images to show you including some stamps from TWO new artists-woohoo!!!  We are so excited to welcome Cory Designs and Mabel Designs to the YNS family.  We are all just LOVING the new images, and we know you will too!  We also have some new stamps from artist Heather Rolin and two awesome new dies!

Of course we have some amazing prizes up for grabs!  Just leave comments on all of the DT blogs for you chance to win one of THREE new release prize packs!!!  You have until Sunday, October 14th at midnight (EST) to comment.  Karen will post the winners on the YNS Blog on October 15th

Onto my project:

 
I used two of the new Cory Designs images from the sets Snow Fun and Believe in the Magic.  Aren't they ADORABLE!!!  I also used one of the new Tree Trio Dies.  I will leave a complete supply list below:)

All of the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the YNS Store PLUS Karen is offering a new release special – 15% off your order using code YNSOCTNR!

Now it’s time to hop to your final stop~the Your Next Stamp Blog!  Don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go so you can be in the running for a new release prize pack!  Happy Hopping:)


Kerri
Recipe
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Snow Fun and Believe in the Magic
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Your Next Stamp Tree Trio Die, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die and Solid Bracket Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Monday, October 8, 2012

Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!


Hello!  I have a sneak peek today of one of the new Your Next Stamp sets that will be released tomorrow!!!  I just LOVE fall sets, and this one is so pretty!  The name of the set is Full of Color.  I used Mojo Monday #261 for my layout, along with some Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup.  Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog for more sneak peeks!

I'll be back tomorrow for the YNS New Release Blog Hop!  You won't want to miss all the fabulous new images and your chance to win some amazing prizes!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day:)

Kerri
Recipe:  
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Full of Color
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Rich Cocoa, Copics, PTI Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  PTI Ocean Tides Ribbon, Lace, Circle Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Dies

Friday, October 5, 2012

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday


Hello!  Our Fun Friday theme for October is Let it Snow!  I'm really excited to start pulling out my Christmas stamps and dp (better late than never, right?) 

Today I decided to use this adorable snowman from the YNS set Snowman Delight~love him!  I colored him with Copics, cut him out with Circle Nestabilities, and sponged around him with PTI Aqua Mist ink.  I also added some Stardust Stickles to the lights for a little sparkle.  The dp is Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog every Friday to see more fabulous projects from the DT!  We also have a new release lined up next week, and if you think this winter image is adorable, just wait!!!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and enjoy your weekend!  My mom is coming for the weekend, so my kiddos are excited:)  Have a great day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Snowman Delight, PTI Bells & Boughs
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Jillibean Soup Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border Die, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon, Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Color Throwdown #212


Hello!  We have a beautiful fall color combination for you this week chosen by the fabulous Barbara Anders!  This is what I came up with:


I used this adorable Your Next Stamp image called Ellie Loves Sunflowers.  The paper is a combo of My Mind's Eye~The Sweetest Thing Bluebell and Winter Wonderland dp.  The layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #71.

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 make sure you check out the rest of the amazing DT projects!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves Sunflowers
Paper:  PTI Kraft, MME The Sweetest Thing Bluebell and Winter Wonderland
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon, Button, Twine, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Monday, October 1, 2012

Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing Top 10!

Hello!  I am so excited to announce that I made it through to the next round of the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing Competition!  You can click HERE to check out the other amazing ladies who made it through as well.  Here is my Friendship project that I made for the last round:


I used the beautiful TE Digital Butterfly images along with the TE Totally Tags Holiday Set and Totally Tags Dies.  The gift bag is from My Time Made Easy called Tricky Treat Tote, and the layout for my circle card is Mojo Monday 260.  The dp is My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine.  I hope to get started on my cards for the next round later today so wish me luck!

I also wanted to share a picture of my daughter with one of her besties at their gymnastics meet this past weekend:


Avery did really well!  She got 4th place all around for her age group:)

Well, I need to go be a teacher for a little while, so thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Free Digis, Totally Tags Holiday, PTI Round & Round
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine dp
Ink:   Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  My Time Made Easy Tricky Treat Tote, Circle and Square Nestabilities, TE Totally Tags Dies, Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Twine, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Button