Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #109~Tag You're It!

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Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and this time we are challenging you to make a TAG!!!  This challenge is right up my alley because I LOVE making tags:)  You can also incorporate a tag onto a card, etc. 

For my tag I used this adorable image named Willard.  This poor little dude just looks so cold doesn't he?  He needs to head on down here to Florida and thaw out a little bit:)  I used Nestabilities Labels 8 for the base of my tag, and embossed it with the CB D'vine Swirls embossing folder.  I added a Nestie Oval, and sponged it with PTI Aqua Mist.  I then embossed the oval with the CB Snowflake EF.  The sentiment comes with this image. 

We hope you'll play along!  The prize for this challenge is this awesome image:
Cutthroat Lizzie!  Just link your Tag creations to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog HERE

Also, the TWELVE KRAFTY DAYS OF KHRISTMAS CELEBRATION is going on!  Each day Kimmie is posting a few of her favourite creations from the Krafty Girls and Guests from one of the releases!! AND everyone who comments on the post is eligible to WIN some rubber goodness from that release!!! How does that sound??? Pretty good???! Leave comments every day for chances to win.....and she'll announce all the winners on December 26th!!  Check out the fun HERE! (Today is day 5!)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I'm so glad the weekend is here and so is Christmas break!  Have a great one:)

Kerri

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Color Throwdown #172~Holiday Greetings

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Hello!  It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge this week, and I'm very excited because I am the hostess this week~Woot Woot!  I decided to go with a fun, non-traditional Christmas color scheme that I stole from one of my favorite Christmas paper packs this year~Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas!

I just love these colors together:)  Here is my card:


I just LOVE this digi image from the Tickled Pink Stamps Tickled Winter Collection called Lil' Lolita Shopping Ivy!  Isn't she fabulous?!  She's on sale right now~in fact All Digital Stamps are on sale~15% off till Sunday!!!  The sentiment is from the PTI set Signature Christmas. 

We hope you'll play along!  Just link your creations to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE, and check out the rest of the DT's amazing card samples on the blog while you're there! 

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Stamps Digi Image Lil' Lolita Shopping Ivy, PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, White, EPP Holly Jolly Christmas dp
Ink:  Copics, SU Chocolate Chip, PTI Orange Zest
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die, Oval and Scalloped Oval SU Punches, Sewing Machine, Ribbon, Foam Squares

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Krafty Release Day and A Krafty Hop!

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Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s our last release of the year!! Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there’s SO much awesomeness to SEE!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with! We’ve got something for everyone!! There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life!! It’s called SUGAR AND SPICE! We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamps from Annie Rodrigue! PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  Hopefully you arrived here from Alice's AMAZING Blog:)  As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!



For my card I used one of Cheryl's adorable new images called Girl with Flower from the Sugar and Spice set! I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street dp and some of my new MFT Die-namics~Solid Bracket Border, Prima Donna Petals, and Fancy Flourish. The layout is this week's The Deconstructed Sketch #30.

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! (You’ve been buying presents for everyone else all month long….don’t you think it’s time to reward your krafty self a little bit??!! ) The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Angie's Awesome Blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Sugar and Spice
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border, Prima Donna Petals, Fancy Flourish, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Krafty Peeks Day 3 Plus Challenge #108!

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Hello!  It's Day Three of December Krafty Peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, and today we are combining our projects with this week's Challenge #108 which is a fab sketch:


For my card I used a fabulous new image by Artist Annie Rodrigue!  Don't you LOVE this Mad Hatter??!!  The dp I used is Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31~such a fun color combo:)  Make sure you check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see who else is showing off Krafty Peeks, and then leave some comments because TWO lucky commenters will each win 3 of Annie's new stamps!!!

I'll be back tomorrow for Release Day and a fun Blog Hop!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Annie Rodrigue Mad Hatter and Sentiment
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Fancy Pants Designs Oct 31
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bermuda Bay for sponging
Accessories:  CB Houndstooth EF, Circle Nestabilities, Seam Binding Ribbon, Sewing Machine, EK Success Fleur de Lis Border Punch, Foam Squares, PTI Button

Friday, December 9, 2011

Krafty Peeks Day 2~Fishy Kisses!

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Hello!  Are you ready for Day 2 of December Krafty Peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps?!  Love is definitely in the air today as we show off the new images from Emilie Goulet!  For my card, I used these adorable Fish from Emilie's new set called Lots of Love 1.  Aren't they darling???!!  I went a little crazy on the glitter though LOL!  The dp is some old Bo Bunny A Gift of Love. 

Make sure you check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog once again to see who is showing off these adorable images today, and leave some love because TWO random commenters are going to win Emilie's new set!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a fabulous new image from Annie Rodrigue~love it!!!  Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Emilie Goulet Lots of  Love 1
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Bo Bunny A Gift of Love dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Paper Doily, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Circle Nestabilities, Stardust Stickles, Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Krafty Peeks Day One~Sugar and Spice!

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Hello!  Today is Day 1 of December Krafty Peeks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  We are featuring a new set from Artist Cheryl Alger today called Sugar and Spice!  This set comes with 3 images and 5 coordinating sentiments!  So CUTE!!!


I used this adorable little Girl with Balloon for my card today.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Cake and the layout is The Deconstructed Sketch #29.


Make sure you check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog to see who is sharing projects today, and then hop around and leave some love because one lucky commenter is going to win the Sugar and Spice set!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with some goodness from Artist Emilie Goulet!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday;)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Cheryl Alger Designs Sugar and Spice
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, White, My Mind's Eye Six by Six Honey Cake
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Ranger Tattered Rose Distress Ink, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die, Ribbon, Long Rectangle and Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #57 PLUS New Release Blog Hop!!!

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This is my second post today.  Please scroll down to see my Color Throwdown project:)


Hello!  We have a fun little surprise Blog Hop for you today!  We are showing off a few new goodies that are available RIGHT NOW at the Your Next Stamp Store!  I am the first stop on the hop so let's get started:)

The theme for the new challenge #57 is Holiday/Winter which is just perfect for this ADORABLE~and I mean ADORABLE new Holiday Snow Globe Set!  This set comes with the snowglobe image and several fun little images that you can put inside like this super cute Santa I used:)  There are also snowflakes, and sentiments, and it's really just so much fun!!! 



One of the other sets that is being released today is the Fancy Frame Stamp Set with Coordinating Die~YAY!  This is such a fun die because it has a little door that opens to reveal the sentiment inside:


So fun, right?!  I know I've said fun like a million times, but I truly had a blast playing with these sets:)  So how would you like to win some YNS Bucks???


Just hop along and leave comments!  3 random commenters will win $10 in YNS Bucks!  You have until Monday, December 12th at midnight EST to complete the hop.

Karen also has some specials going on at the YNS Store!  Make sure you check out the Bundle Packs and the Bargain Bin as well as the Deal of the Week!  She's also going to include something extra in every order from now until December 25th!!!

Now it's time to head on over to Veronica's (our December Guest Designer) awesome blog!  Trust me, this is a hop you do not want to miss!!!  Here is the complete list in case you get lost:

Kerri – http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com----> You are here:)


Veronica – http://lk2thestarz.blogspot.com/ {YNS December Guest}


Jen R. – http://www.tennisgirl27.blogspot.com


Dana - http://gotjoycreations.blogspot.com


Maureen – http://mycasestudies.blogspot.com


Jenny P. – http://mylittlestampinspot.blogspot.com


Jen D. - http://iheart2stamp.com


Amy – http://inkaboutme.blogspot.com


Wendy – http://sugarpea-designs.blogspot.com


Diana – http://doodledeedesigns.blogspot.com


Peggy- http://cardcrazy.wordpress.com


Karen – http://yournextstamp.blogspot.com


Thanks for stopping by:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Holiday Snow Globe and Fancy Frame
Paper:  PTI Hawaiian Shores, Pure Poppy, My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas, Paper Gift Bag
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Your Next Stamp Fancy Frame Die, PTI Tag Die, CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Rhinestones, SU Scallop Border Punch, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, Rustic, Button Twine

Color Throwdown #171~Peace on Earth

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and this time the super sweet Wanda is our hostess!  I love the earthy color palette she chose and this is what I came up with:



I made a gift card holder using this beautiful angel from the PTI set Love Lives Here : Holiday.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Bells & Boughs and the dp is My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas.  Here is a peek at the inside using another sentiment from the Bells & Boughs set:


We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your CTD creations on the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!  Also make sure you check out what the rest of the DT created with this fab color combo!

I'll be back shortly with a new challenge from Your Next Stamp and a special surprise New Release Blog Hop!  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #107!

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I'm so excited to announce that I am one of the December Krafty Guests for Kraftin' Kimmie!!!  Today we are bringing you a new challenge and the fabulous Diana Pickering (Kimmie's mom!) is our hostess:)  Diana has chosen Heat or Dry Embossing and this is what I came up with:
 
 
I used this GORGEOUS mermaid named Nerissa and dry embossed the circle frame with the CB Tiny Bubbles embossing folder.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Six by Six Vanity Fair and I computer generated the sentiment.
 
The prize for this week is this beauty~ Takara:
 
Definitely worth playing for, right?!  Just link your Embossed creations HERE on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog!
 
Also, don't forget about the Frugal Friday Specials at the Kraftin' Kimmie Store!  There are 6 stamps on special 40-50% off Friday through Sunday each week (except for release weeks).  This week's specials are Mr. Punkinhead, Rudy the Reindeer, Billy blyth, Speedy the Turtle, Roxy and You Are A Treat!!!
 
Happy Shopping and Crafting!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend:)
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie Nerissa
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye Six by Six Vanity Fair
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Berry Sorbet for sponging
Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, CB Tiny Bubbles EF, MFT Die-namics Small Open Scallop Die, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Holidays...

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Hello! I can't believe that this is the end of my term at ABC Toys and Crafts! I want to say a big Thank You to Julie for letting me play with her wonderful products over the last few months:)


For my card today, I used this adorable set from Hero Arts once again called Holiday Dolls. I stamped the doll with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. I stamped the sentiment with SU Chocolate Chip and cut it out with Rectangle Nestabilities. I layered them onto some My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas dp that I cut with my Circle Nestabilities. I cut a pretty border with the Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch and added some Martha Stewart punched snowflakes.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Thursday:)

Kerri

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Color Throwdown #170

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and this time the super talented Lynn Put is our hostess:)  I love the fun, bold color scheme she chose for this week!  Here is my card:


I used this adorable image from Your Next Stamp that I hadn't had a chance to play with yet called Holiday Joy Reindeer.  Isn't he so cute?!  The dp is some Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly and the ribbon is PTI New Leaf. 

Please check out the Color Throwdown Blog to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations, and to play along!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

I'm keeping this short and sweet because I have come down with a horrible cold.  I know, first a kidney stone, now I'm sick~sheesh!  I hope you have a wonderful, healthy day and thank you so much for stopping by:)

Kerri

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birthday Josh, My Trip to the ER, and Kraftin' Kimmie News!

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Hello!  I'm just getting this in under the wire for the current Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #68~Team Oliver vs Team Josh!  I've been dying to play along, because not only am I a huge Twilight fan, but Josh is my favorite SCRS character!  No offense to Oliver, because he is a total cutie too :)  I used Birthday Josh for my card, along with some Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings and some My Mind's Eye Life of the Party dp.  The sentiment comes from the PTI set Butterfly Dreams. 

So I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family, and my best friend and I were out Black Friday shopping all night long!  I left the house at 9:40 pm Thanksgiving night and returned home at 7:30 am Friday morning.  Boy was I POOPED, but I got some great deals:)  Friday I slept for half of the day, and then got up and helped my hubby get our Christmas decorations up. 

Yesterday was my little one's 4th birthday, so my parents came down and we had plans to take him to lunch and to a movie.  I woke up yesterday feeling a little wierd.  I had some lower abdominal pain, and was feeling a little like I might have a UTI.  I didn't think too much of it, but as I was getting ready I started feeling worse and worse.  I didn't want to ruin my little man's birthday so I was hoping it would pass. 

We all piled into the car to head for lunch and I could not get comfortable.  The pain had spread to my right kidney and I was sweating and feeling nauseous.  My mom said you'd better stop at the urgent care clinic, so we did and as we were waiting the pain got REALLY BAD!  They checked my urine which was positive for blood but nothing else.  The doctor said, you'd better go to the ER.  I was on the verge of tears all the way to the hospital and I could not stop moving and changing positions in the car.  I was so nauseous and in so much pain!  I knew at this point it had to be a kidney stone. 

There was a huge wait at the ER so we waited for about 30 minutes until somebody called me up to ask what was going on.  I was in so much pain I couldn't even sit down, I was just pacing and moaning.  My blood pressure was 168/92 so they decided to move me ahead of a few people and take me back.  I wasn't in the back for 5 minutes when suddenly the pain subsided!  Thank goodness because it took an hour for them to get me into the CT scan and 30 more minutes after that for the doctor to come talk to me.  It was a kidney stone, and it had made it's way down my ureter and was almost to my bladder which meant that the pain should be over.  I didn't have any more stones in my kidneys THANK GOODNESS!  I don't ever want to go through that again, because it was worse than labor and I've had 2 natural deliveries!!! 

Today I feel pretty normal:)  Well, if you read all that, thanks for hanging in.  I just wanted to share my big adventure.  We did get out of the ER in time to hit a later show with the birthday boy, and next weekend we're taking the kids to Legoland since he didn't have an official party this year. 

Onto some Kraftin' Kimmie News!  I'm a little late getting this posted but it's been a pretty crazy few days!


Kraftin Kimmie is thrilled to be featured with a full page in the Winter Issue of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine and Kimmie has a HUGE Giveaway which you can read about HERE!

Also, virtually EVERYTHING is on SALE 25-75% OFF at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! That's right!!! This is the BIGGEST sale they've ever had and aren't likely to repeat it anytime soon!! So take advantage while you can!!  I sure did!  Sale ends tomorrow!!!


Ok, I promise I'm done.  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So Thankful!

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Hello and Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in the U.S.! I made a fun little Thanksgiving card for a good friend of mine using this adorable set from Hero Arts called So Thankful. I stamped this cutie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copics. I used a combination of Crate Paper and Jillibean Soup dp's and added some embossing to the white panel with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I have to admit that I almost dropped the ball on this week's theme~Martha Stewart Punches, but I added this darling little leaf and I think it makes the perfect accent:)

I hope you have a wonderful day with your friends and family! Don't forget to check out the specials going on right now at ABC Toys and Crafts and maybe you can check a few people off your holiday list!  Thanks for stopping by!


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts So Thankful Clear Set
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup, Crate Paper Farmhouse
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  PTI Aqua Mist Ribbon, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Die, CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Foam Squares

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #56 and Color Throwdown #169

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Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge, and this time we want to see Die Cuts on your creations!  I don't know about you, but I am totally addicted to dies.  I especially love the new Your Next Dies that YNS is now carrying!!! 

I made a fun little gift card holder today using this darling snowman image from the YNS set Snowman Delight.  I just had to add a strand of lights using the Light Up the Holidays Die and Stamp Set, and I also added some trees using the Happy Holidays Die and Stamp Set.  The snow hills were made with the PTI In the Meadow Die Collection.  Make sure you check out the YNS Blog to see the prize up for grabs for this challenge, and to link up your YNS creations!

I used the awesome color combo from this week's Color Throwdown hosted by the fabulous Lori Tecler!  We hope you'll play along with us!  Just link your CTD challenge cards HERE and make sure you stop by the Color Throwdown Blog to check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations!

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

Kerri

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Season's Greetings

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Hello!  I just couldn't wait to play with this adorable new digi image from Tickled Pink Stamps called Tickled Winter Little Lolita Evie~So CUTE!!!  I decided to play along with this week's Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge#46 which is a fabulous sketch by Kellie.  I used some Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Signature Christmas. 

Well, my daughter had her last meet of the season yesterday which was the Florida State Championships.  Can you believe that she placed 2nd all around in her age group?  We were soooooo proud of her!!!  She was pretty proud of herself too:)  Here's a quick pic:


Well I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday!  I'm off to do a little more stamping:)  Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Hello! For the next couple of weeks the ABC Toys and Crafts DT is showing off My Cute Stamps images on the DT Blog.  Julie sent me this whimsical set called Miss You, and I thought it would be perfect for a thank you card that I needed to make. I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and colored with Copics. I stamped the butterfly twice so I could cut out the wings and pop them up. I cut the images out with Circle Nestabilities and added some sponging and stitching. The sentiment and tag are from PTI~Tiny Tags, and the pretty dp is My Mind's Eye Six by Six~Vanity Fair.



All My Cute Stamp Sets are on sale HERE!!!


You might also want to check out the embellishment sale going on HERE!!!


Thank you so much for stopping  by and enjoy your Thursday:)


Kerri

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Color Throwdown #168~Ornamental Christmas

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Hello!  It's time for another Color Throwdown Challenge, and the fabulous Keva is our hostess this week.  I really love this color combo!  Here is my card:


I used this gorgeous ornament from the Verve set Ornamental Christmas along with a mix of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found dp~Union Square and Sunshine.  I stamped my ornament with SU Basic Gray and colored with Copics.  I then added some small rhinestones to the snowflakes.  I cut the image out with Circle Nestabilities and layered on top of a doily cut with my MFT Decorative Doily Duo Die-namics.  The gray shape was cut with Nestabilities Labels Sixteen.  I followed the Viva La Verve November Week 2 Sketch for my layout.  

We hope you'll join us this week!  Just link your card to the Color Throwdown Blog HERE!

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

Kerri

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wish and Tickled Pink Stamps Guest DT Call

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Hello!  How is the start of your week going so far?  I'm trying to get back into going to the gym since summer and my surgery.  WHOA, it's amazing how fast we fall out of shape, and I can tell I am going to be SORE tomorrow (and the next day, and the day after that...). 

Anyway, I was super excited when I saw on the Tickled Pink Stamps Blog that they are having a Guest DT call, because being a Pink Lady is one of my dream gigs!!!  I had just finished this card for a friend of mine who wanted a cute and sassy birthday card for her teenage daughter.  Since I adore Lil' Lolita images, I immediately thought of this adorable gal~Lil' Fashionette 60's Ivy~don't you just love her?!  I paired her with some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky dp and a sentiment from the PTI set Tiny Tags. 

Here is another one of my favorite cards using these images:


Isn't Witch Lylah the sassiest witch ever?!?  LOVE!  Well, wish me luck!!!  I REALLY want to work with these awesome images!!!

Kerri

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Wishes

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Hello!  Isn't this little gal just so CUTE!!! I just fell in love with this clear set from Hero Arts called Holiday Dolls at ABC Toys and Crafts. I stamped my images with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copics. I cut them out and layered them on top of a frame cut with Oval Nestabilities. The sentiment comes with this set and the dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas.


Don't forget to play along with the ABC DT Christmas Card Challenge for your chance to win a $20.00 Credit at ABC Toys and Crafts!  You can enter HERE

There are also a couple of specials going on at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store~an embellishment sale and a My Cute Stamps sale so go check it out!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a terrific Thursday!
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Hero Arts Clear Set Holiday Dolls
Paper:  PTI White, Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Echo Park Paper Co. Holly Jolly Christmas
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  CB Snowflake Embossing Folder, Oval Nestabilities, Rhinestones, Foam Squares, MFT Faux Crochet Border Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punches

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #55-Friends and Color Throwdown #167!

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Hello and happy Wednesday!  I have a two-fer for you today:)  I combined the new Your Next Stamp Challenge which is FRIENDS with this week's fabulous Color Throwdown Challenge~




I just loves these colors!!!  For my card I used this super fun image from YNS called IPod Teen Girl~Chelsea.  I thought this sentiment from Stampin' Up went perfectly with her:)  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party and the layout is MFTWSC43. 

We also have some exciting news and a fun giveaway for you today!  We are happy to welcome Jen del Muro as a permanent DT member for Your Next Stamp~YAY!!!  I just adore Jen's creations and everything she makes with YNS images is just so stinkin' CUTE!!!  Head on over to her blog to congratulate her and to see what she is offering up as a special prize:)

The prize for participating in the YNS Friends Challenge is this super sweet duo:


Fhiona and Her Best Buddy Fhinn.  Definitely worth playing for, right?  Just link your YNS creations to the YNS Blog HERE and your Color Throwdown creations to the CTD Blog HERE!  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp IPod Teen Girl~Chelsea, SU Great Friend
Paper:  PTI Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, SU Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Sunday, November 6, 2011

ABC Toys and Crafts November Challenge~Christmas Card!

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Hello!  We have a new challenge for you at ABC Toys and Crafts, and this time we want to see your Christmas Cards!!!  Pretty simple, right?  I think we are all working on our Christmas card stash this time of year:) 

For my card I used this DARLING image from Stampavie~Penny Johnson called I Wish.  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.  I then cut her out with Rectangle Nestabilities.  The dp I used is Echo Park Paper Co. Season's Greetings and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Tree Trimming Trio.  The layout is the November Jen's Sketch For You To Try.

The prize for this challenge is $20.00 Credit to the ABC Toys and Crafts Store!!!  Just link your Christmas card to the ABC DT Challenge Blog HERE

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!  I have some major cleaning to do~so fun, right?  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri

Thursday, November 3, 2011

CAS Christmas

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Hello! Clean and Simple is not my normal style, and I know I probably didn't do it justice, but I had this idea in my head for this darling Hero Arts Clear Set called Sending Holiday Cheer. Aren't these Christmas houses just so cute?! I stamped the images onto Kraft cs with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink. I colored just a few areas with Copics and added some Stickles to the ice and snow. The sentiment comes with this set, and the snow drifts were made with PTI dies.

You can find all the highlighted products at the ABC Toys and Crafts Store where everything is marked 10% off MSRP and Clear Stamps Sets priced $12.00 or more ship FREE! 



That's it for me! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday:)


Kerri

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