Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Suzie Q Sketch

2:47 PM 5 Comments
Ok, so I have some fantastic news!!! I have been chosen to be a January Guest Designer for a new company called InStyle Stamps!!! I'm so excited. So far there are 7 adorable stamps to choose from and you can view them here:

www.instylestamps.com

For today's sketch challenge on SCS I used Suzie Q. Isn't she the cutest!?! I colored her in with a combination of Copic markers, SU markers, and a Zig marker with an aquapainter. I wasn't sure if that would work, but it did hahaha! All of the paper is from DCWV except the brown which is Bazzil. I paper pieced the bags with the polka dot dp, added brads to the corners of the panels, and a zigzag stitch around the perimeter. I computer generated the sentiment and cut that out with a Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag. The inside says...than a fun day of shopping with a wonderful friend! I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Ava's Birthday Card

5:30 PM 3 Comments
My daughter's best friend turns 4 in a couple of weeks and I thought this sweet Isabelle image from My Favorite Things would be perfect for her card : ) I also got to play with some of my new toys ~ yay! I stamped the image and her dress, colored them in, cut out the dress and adhered that to her body. I cut the image out with my Oval Nestabilities, and sponged Pretty in Pink around the edges. I popped that up on a Labels 2 Nestie that I embossed with the Swiss Dots CB Folder. I sewed a zigzag stitch around the dp and pink panel. The sentiment was stamped onto one of the Shapeabilities Ribbon Tags which I looped some pink satin ribbon through. I added 4 small pearls to the right side of the ribbon, and a white bow to tie the left side. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fun & Funky Fold Card

12:36 PM 2 Comments

This is for today's Try A New Technique Challenge on SCS to create a fun and funky fold card. You can see the challenge and tutorial here:
The base of my card was made with Real Rd cs. When I was done folding, I added triangular pieces of My Mind's Eye DP to the front. I stamped butterflies from Verve's Fluttering By with Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie, cut them out and adhered them to circles cut with my Circle Nestabilities. To keep the card closed I tied the orange ribbon around. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using the top of a Nestabilities Labels One dye.
For the inside I simply cut out the orange and white panels with my Labels One Nesties, and stamped the sentiment from Verve's Birthday Surpise. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Kerri


Friday, December 26, 2008

Non-Holiday Thank You

3:32 PM 4 Comments
This is for today's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS to create any kind of card as long as it's not related to the holidays : ) We weren't even supposed to use red or green. I also incorporated this week's sketch challenge.

I stamped SU Upsy Daisy with Pumpkin Pie ink. Cut that image out with my new Nestabilities Large Labels, and layered that on a Chocolate Chip rectangle. The layer below that is some Bo Bunny plaid, which you can hardly see, also layered on a Chocolate Chip rectangle. The large orange panel is from SU Summer Picnic DSP. I stamped the sentiment from SU Lovely Labels with Pumpkin Pie. Used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch to punch it out and popped it up on a foam square on top of the scalloped circle. I punched little holes in the scalloped circle with a 1/16" punch. I attached the top layer to the WW and sewed a straight stitch around the card. I added brads to the corners, and attached both layers to the Chocolate Chip base. I added some Diamond Stickles to the flowers for some sparkle : ) I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Birdhouse Ornament

11:48 AM 3 Comments
Isn't this birdhouse ornament the cutest!!! You can find the template for this on Nichole Heady's blog here:

I used Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip CS. I really stayed very basic. I didn't stamp the cs although I may try that next time. I added the Prima Poinsettia and the sprigs punched with the Martha Stewart Fern Punch. I added an eyelet to the center of the roof, looped the cording through and tied a knot under the roof. I stamped Merry Christmas from Verve's Ornamental Christmas and punched that out with the SU Word Window Punch. I pierced a hole in the sentiment and used a jump ring to attach it to the cording. So simple! I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!
Kerri

Monday, December 22, 2008

Valentine Faux Silk

3:13 PM 1 Comments


Today's Try a New Technique Challenge on SCS was to create Faux Silk. You can view this technique here:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405683

I attempted the technique with my row of hearts down the dp panel : ) I used Pretty in Pink, WW, and Bella Rose DSP. I stamped Balloonabella from Stamping Bella twice, cut out the balloons, and popped those up on foam squares. I colored the image in with Copic markers. I sponged Pretty in Pink around the edges of the panel. I stamped the sentiment then cut the words apart and adhered them on. I added brads to the corners and popped the image panel up on foam squares. The background is dry embossed with the Textile CB Folder. I added the lacy border with a Martha Stewart Border Punch. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Sunday, December 21, 2008

CASEing Paula!

9:51 PM 2 Comments
This week's featured stamper is Paula a.k.a. paulatracy! I LOVE her gallery! Her images are so sweet and her coloring is awesome!!! Fortunately for me, Paula loves Bellas, and I just happened to get my first ever Stamping Bella order in! YAY!!! I chose to case this card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=44919

I've been wanting to try the freestyle sewing, but I've been nervous, so I went for it today! I really like the result : ) I stamped Giftabella With Hat twice, then cut out the present and popped that up on a foam square. I colored her in using SU Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze reinker and aquapainter. I added Stickles to the gift and hat for some sparkle. The DP is My Mind's Eye, and CS is Ruby Red, WW, and DCWV. The changes I made are that I used a different Bella, different paper, added pearls to the corners, added buttons, and sewed instead of paper piercing. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri



Friday, December 19, 2008

Bluebird Christmas

11:51 AM 1 Comments
Today's Limited Supplies Challenge was to make a blue card! I used Bashful Blue from SU and a darker blue from DCWV for this challenge. I stamped my image with Chocolate Chip ink, then cut out the panel with my Labels One Nestabilities. I embossed the panel with my Swiss Dots CB Folder. I added some Scribbles 3D paint on the branches to look like snow. I stamped the bird with Bashful Blue, cut him out and adhered him to the branch. I stamped the sentiment from Verve's Wonderful Wishes and punched that out with SU Oval Punches. I popped the white image panel up on foam squares, as well as the sentiment. The border is made with a Martha Stewart border punch. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Birthday Boy

5:08 PM 2 Comments
Wow, this sure has been a busy week! I've hardly had any time to sit down and make anything, and it's killing me! I squeezed in some time yesterday to make this quick card for a little friend of ours who is turning two tomorrow : ) I followed the sketch challenge on SCS which you can see here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=404815

The airplane stamp is from Martha Stewart's Clear Toy Transportation stamp set. I stamped the image twice with Old Olive and colored in the wing, star, window, and propeller with Brocade Blue and Real Red. I cut those out and popped them up on the other plane, then cut that plane out and popped that up on the rectangular panel. I stamped the Happy Birthday with a sentiment from My Favorite Things You Take The Cake. The DP is from K&Company. I added the ribbon following the sketch and added silver brads to the corners. Hopefully little Ryan will like his birthday card! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri

Sunday, December 14, 2008

CASEing America!

1:39 PM 8 Comments
This week's featured stamper is America a.k.a. Cards_By_America. Congratulations!!! Her gallery is simply awesome and you can view it here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=160948

I chose to case this card here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=160948

I LOVE how she used the Eastern Blooms set from SU! I only need about 4 more Christmas cards, so I decided to try and make it Christmasy : ) I changed the colors, used Ski Slope DSP on the bottom, changed the sentiment and placement, added the photo corners, brads, and scalloped border : ) I don't know~Eastern Blooms as a Christmas card? What do you think?

Kerri

Friday, December 12, 2008

Recycled Wishes

4:28 PM 1 Comments

I made this for today's Limited Supplies Challenge on SCS found here:
The challenge was to use recycled materials on your card. I embossed this Real Red panel with the CB Argyle Folder for another project, but ended up not using it, so I used it here: ) I also have a large bag of old, used buttons, and I happened to find 3 red ones that were the same! The image I used is My Favorite Things You Take The Cake. This was the first time I've used this set and I love it! I stamped the image onto WW and onto the green Debbie Mumm DP. I cut out the dress and attached it to the white image. I had to cut that whole image out because the main stamp has her holding a cake, but I wanted her to hold Christmas presents. I stamped the presents, colored them with Real Red and Old Olive, cut them out and attached her and the presents to a white square that I cut with my Square Nestabilities. The scalloped border was made with my SU scalloped border punch. The sentiment is from Verve's Wonderful Wishes. Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!
Kerri

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Our Creative Corner Sketch

3:43 PM 3 Comments
I made this for the Our Creative Corner sketch challenge which you can see here:

http://www.ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/

Julee Tilman (Vervegirl) created the sketch. Isn't it awesome! I had to use Ornamental Christmas once again, because I love it, and I'm trying to finish up some last minute Christmas cards! I stamped the image with VersaMark onto the Berry cs, and heat embossed it with silver ep. I stamped it again onto white cs and heat embossed it again. stamped my sentiment and cut that part out. I used Baja Breeze and my aquapainter to color in the stripes and adhered it to the Berry part of the ornament. I added litte pearls to the center of the snowflakes on the ornament. The silver and white panels are popped up on foam squares. The DP is from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. I punched the silver scallops out of silver cs with a Martha Stewart border punch and adhered them to the dp. The large berry panel was dry embossed with the CB Textile Folder. The base of the card is the silver cs and the middle layer is white. I added silver brads to the corners and a Prima poinsettia with a pearl center. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Happy Holidays Sketch!

11:30 AM 5 Comments
This is for today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast that you can see here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=403371

This layout was perfect for my little snowman by Whipper Snapper! I used Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip CS, and the DP is from Basic Grey Figgy Pudding. I colored the snowman's hat and scarf with Baja Breeze ink and an aquapainter, cut him out with Circle Nestabilities and popped him up on a punched scalloped circle. I used the Swiss Dots CB folder on the Baja Breeze Panel. The brown strip is 7/8" brown grosgrain ribbon. The white fuzzy ribbon I found at Michaels. I tied a bow with silver cording and hung the sentiment by Inkadinkado from it with some wire. I added fern leaves that I punched with the Martha Stewart Fern punch, and silver brads to the corners. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by

Kerri

Monday, December 8, 2008

CASEing Anna!

9:07 PM 7 Comments
This week's featured stamper on Splitcoast is Anna A.K.A. annascreations! You can view her awesome gallery here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=108659

I chose to CASE this beautiful card:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/935489?cat=500&ppuser=108659

I stamped this adorable image by Clear Art Stamps called Seaside onto watercolor paper. I used reinkers, an aquapainter, and watercolor pencils to color it in. I added some glitter to the sand for a little sparkle : ) I stamped the image again and cut out the little girl and popped her up on foam squares. I used an Embossing Queen piercing template to pierce around the image panel. I used Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla cs, and some dp from My Mind's Eye Just Dreamy 2 collection. I used a Ticket Corner Punch to punch the corners and added silver brads. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Welcome Baby Jackson!

2:29 PM 3 Comments
I made this card for some friends of ours that recently had a baby boy! Congratulations again Dave and Missi! I also used this card for Verve's Mojo Madness #63 Challenge found here:
http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2008/12/mojo-madness-contest-63.html

I love this sketch! I used this adorable image from Whipper Snapper, colored him in and added Stickles to the bubbles for some shimmer : ) The beautiful border is made using a Martha Stewart border punch. The cardstock is Brocade Blue as is the ink I used for the baby stamp which is from a retired SU set called Lovely Labels. The sentiment is also from a retired set called Warm Words. I hope you like it, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sparkly Snowflakes

4:30 PM 6 Comments
Happy Friday everyone! I made this card for today's Limited Supplies Challenge on Splitcoast which can be found here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402435

I used my Snow Swirled set from Stampin' Up for the snowflakes and my Warm Words set for the sentiment. I stamped the snowflakes with VersaMark onto Baja Breeze cardstock and heat embossed them with white ep. I cut them out with my Circle Nestabilities and added Kaiser pearls to the center. I punched the snowflakes out of a shimmery vellum with my Martha Stewart snowflake punch and added pearls to the center as well. I layered the card as follows:
Baja Breeze base, Whisper White second layer, snowflake patterned paper from the Ski Slope DSP pack, and finally a layer of vellum. I added brads to the corners to hold my vellum in place. I punched the "Sparkle" out with oval punches and popped that up on foam squares. I hope you like it and thanks again for stopping by!

Kerri

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Ornamental Sketch

3:16 PM 5 Comments


This is for today's Sketch challenge which you can see here:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402015

I'm still trying to finish up a few Christmas cards, so I went back to my Verve Ornamental Christmas set : ) This time I did some paper piecing with it, in other words, I stamped on a couple different patterned papers and cut out some parts to piece it together like above : ) The paper I used is Basic Gray Wassail. Isn't it pretty : ) I stamped my images with Versafine Onyx black ink, and heat embossed with clear ep. The ornaments are popped up on foam squares, and I added some punched ferns around the sentiment. I put silver brads in the corners and used Moss satin ribbon to hang my ornaments. I hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Basic Vanilla Birthday

12:47 PM 6 Comments
This is for today's color challenge on Splitcoast to use Basic Black (BB), Very Vanilla(VV), and Sahara Sand(SS). I had a really hard time with this combination, and still don't LOVE the result! I used black as the base of my card, the sand color (I don't have any actual Sahara Sand) in the middle, and layered the top with Vanilla and Black. I used the CB Swiss Dots folder on the Vanilla and Black layers, and a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom. For my image, I stamped the Upsy Daisy image from SU onto VV with Versafine Onyx Black ink and heat embossed it with a clear glittery embossing powder. I cut those out with my Rectangle Nestabilities, popped it up on foam squares, added the ribbon and sentiment, and it was complete! Not perfect, but complete. Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Monday, December 1, 2008

CASEing Dawn!

11:31 AM 3 Comments
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! This week's featured stamper on Splitcoast is Dawn a.k.a. flowergal36! She has an awesome gallery which you can see here:
The rules when casing somebody's card is that you have to change at least 2 things. In this case, I used a different image, changed the color of the scalloped frame, and added the brads. You can see Dawn's adorable card here:
I stamped the Penny Black mouse image twice, cut out the cupcake and popped that up on foam squares. I also added some Stickles to the frosting for a little sparkle : ) The paper I used is Ruby Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Bella Rose DSP all from Stampin' Up. I used circle punches for the sentiment. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Kerri

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