Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #50~Song Inspired!

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Oh the weather outside is frightful LOL!   Yes it is frightful~frightfully HOT!  The new challenge at Your Next Stamp is to create something that is inspired by a song.  I was in the mood to create a Christmas card, so I pulled out one of my very favorite YNS images~Tobogganing Ellie.  Isn't she the cutest?!  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Wintertime.  I colored Ellie with some Copics and sponged around her with PTI Aqua Mist.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

The prize up for grabs for this challenge is this adorable set:


Boris From Russia!  We hope you'll play along with us, and we can't wait to hear what songs inspire you! 

That's it for me today!  My mom is coming down for a visit this afternoon so I need to do a little cleaning!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Tobogganing Ellie
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, Echo Park Paper Co. Wintertime dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Rhinestone, PTI Pure Poppy Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Monday, August 29, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club #34

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Hello again!  I colored this cutie from the Pure Innocence set Being Cute is What I Do on Saturday at the Colleen Schaan workshop and thought I would add her to a card for this week's MFT Wednesday Stamp Club #34.  Her colors went perfectly with this My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky dp.  I used the File Tab Die-namics Die for the sentiment which is from the same set, and added some flowers that I cut with the Die-namics Pretty Posies Dies. 

Time to go eat some dinner!  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening.  I'm looking forward to Bachelor Pad and HGTV's Design Star:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Being Cute is What I Do
Paper:  PTI Kraft, SU Night of Navy, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky
Ink: Copics, SU Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay (the mistake version)
Accessories:  Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Die-namics File Tab and Pretty Posies, Button, Baker's Twine, Pearl

PaperWorks Co. PaperCard Kit Monday

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Hello!  This is my final post this month for PaperWorks Co. PaperCard Kit Monday!  If you haven't ordered the kit, you only have a couple days left to do so!  This week I used this darling image from Rachelle Anne Miller called Some Bunny Loves You.  The cs, dp, ribbon, and pearls all come in The Kit.  I embossed the pink panel with the CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, and the pretty border was cut with my new MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border that I picked up this weekend at the My Favorite Things Boutique Grand Opening! 

On Saturday I attended a Copic class by the amazing and fun Colleen Schaan at the new MFT Boutique!  Guess who was in my class?


Carole Burrage!!!  I was so excited to meet her and she is such a sweet, friendly, and fun person!  I had a blast and left with some really good coloring tips:)  Well that's it for me today.  I'm ALMOST done with those baby shower invitations I've been working on.  My goal is to finish today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Monday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM Some Bunny Loves You
Paper:  August PaperCard Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Ribbon and Pearls from PaperCard Kit, CB Seeing Spots EF, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Faux Crochet Border Die

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Couple More School Pics

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Hello!  Well since I shared pictures of my two older kiddos on their first day of school, I have to share a picture of Carson yesterday.  He is going to school for the first time this year~two days a week.  I wasn't sure how he was going to handle it, but when we walked into the classroom, he immediately ran over and started playing trains with another little boy.  I could barely get him to look at me for a picture and when he did look at me, this is what I got LOL:


He gave me a quick hug goodbye and went back to playing.  Ok, so that was easy.  When I went to pick him up I asked if he had fun and he said YEAH!  Since I walked him to his class, I ran down and took a quick picture of my daughter at her desk. 



She's getting to be such a big girl!  Ok, well I promise that's it for school pictures:)  My friend ended up loving the baby shower invitation I made, so I'm going to be busy working on those for the next few days.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!

Kerri

Monday, August 22, 2011

PaperWorks Co. PaperCard Kit Monday

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Hello!  I have another card to share that I made using supplies from the PaperWorks Co. August PaperCard Kit.  This time I pulled out some orange, black, and white dp and made a cute little halloween card:)  This adorable image is by Rachelle Anne Miller called The Pumpkin Patch.  I added a border around the dp that I cut with some pinking shears which seems to be popular right now.  The button comes with the kit, and I added some baker's twine from my stash. 

Well, my kids started school today and I thought I'd share a couple of pics that I took this morning. 


Avery's holding up a 1 because it's her first day of first grade:)



Sweet Landon

It's nice to have only one child home with me~there is a lot less fighting LOL!  Have a wonderful Monday and thank you so much for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Rachelle Anne Miller The Pumpkin Patch

Paper: August PaperCard Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Copics E000, E00, E20, R01, YR07, YR03, C3, C5, C7, E57, E55, E53, RV13, RV10, Y15, Y13, Y11, E35, YR23, Y23, G24, G21

Accessories:  PTI Ric Rac Die, Pinking Shears, Button from PaperCard Kit, Baker’s Twine, Sewing Machine, MFT Die-namics File Tab Die, Foam Squares

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Baby Shower Invites

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Hello!  A friend of mine asked if I might be able to make some baby shower invites.  She showed me a picture of a printed invitation that her and the mother to be were drawn to and this was my interpretation:)  I used the colors they really seemed to love as well as the little birdie theme.  The inside will say a shower for such and such and her "tweet" baby girl.  So cute! 

I used a couple of images from the My Cute Stamps set Elegant Birds and a sentiment from the Verve set To the Moon.  I cut the shape of the onesie with my PTI Onesie Die~LOVE! and the dp is from the Making Memories Wedding Collection.  The flower was made with my MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses.  I hope they like it!

Well I gotta get to bed!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:   My Cute Stamps Elegant Birds, Verve To the Moon
Paper:  PTI White, (unsure of blue cs color) Making Memories Wedding
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  PTI Onesie Die, MFT Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses Die, Pearl, Foam Squares, Lace, Oval Nestabilities

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lil' Haunts Witch Lylah

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Hello!  I was able to sit down and make something just for fun today!  My daughter is at a friend's house and the boys have been busy entertaining themselves, so I'm in my craft room playing:)  I just LOVE Lil' Lolita images, and when I saw this digi~Lil' Haunts Witch Lylah I had to have her!  I printed her out and colored her with Copics.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary and the sentiment is from the PTI set Been Boo'd.  This was so much fun!  I'm also entering this into the current Tickled Pink Challenge #33~Anything Goes

Well, we're off to meet more teachers!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Tickled Pink Lil' Haunts Witch Lylah Digi, PTI Been Boo'd
Paper:  PTI True Black, Echo Park Paper Co. Apothecary
Ink:  Copics, PTI Orange Zest for sponging, SU Basic Black
Accessories:  Pearls, Sewing Machine, EK Success Spider Web Border Punch, Seam Binding, Button, Baker's Twine, MFT Die-namics File Tab Die, Foam Squares

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fall Inspired and Playing With Sketches

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This month's Papertrey Ink release really got me inspired to make some fall themed cards!  I pulled out a couple of older PTI sets and got busy creating.  Here's what I came up with:


I made this using the set First Fruits and the sentiment comes from the set Fall Elegance.  I used some dp from the First Fruits Collection and the layout is Chupa's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #24. 



For this card I used the set Wreath For All Seasons, along with Fall Elegance for the sentiment and leaves.  The dp is Autumn Abundance.  I used the Woodgrain Impression Plate to emboss the base and the layout is Card Patterns Sketch #128.



Finally, I made this for this week's Sketch Challenge #346 on Splitcoaststampers.  I used this cutie from Your Next Stamp called Shopper Fhiona along with the YNS set A Good Friend.  The dp is some super fun Echo Park Paper Co. Happy Days and I used my MFT Die-namics Upsey Daisies Dies and PTI Pure Poppy felt to make the flower.  I finished the inside very simply:



I know this is a long post but I have one more bit of info to share.  Stop by the Your Next Stamp Blog for something new and fun that will happen on the 18th of each month starting TODAY!  I know you're intrigued so go check it out!  Here's a hint:


I know that was a long post so thanks for hanging in! We have Landon's meet the teacher tonight, and then Avery and Carson's meet the teacher tomorrow! Yes, my little guy is going to school 2 days a week this year. I hope he has fun! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thursday!

Kerri







Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #48~Tooty Fruity!

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Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp and this time we want you to be inspired by FRUIT!  You can use fruity colors, fruit patterned paper, fruit on your images-the choice is yours!  I used this ADORABLE YNS image called Total Sweetness along with some fruity Basic Grey Lemonade dp.  The layout is this month's Jen's Sketch For You To Try.  Would you like to see the prize up for grabs?


It's the fun set Monkey Gone Bananas.  So cute! 

We can't wait to see your fruity entries:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Total Sweetness
Paper:  PTI Scalet Jewel, Basic Grey Lemonade
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, PTI Scarlet Jewel Ribbon, Button, Rustic Button Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Monday, August 15, 2011

PaperWorks Co. PaperCard Kit Monday

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Hello!  I have another project for you today using the August PaperCard Kit from PaperWorks Co.!  I thought it would be fun to color up this cutie~Nurse Abby in some fun colors to coordinate with this fabulous Basic Grey Out of Print dp.  The cardstock and buttons I used all come with the kit

Only 1 more week and school starts for my kiddos!  This summer sure has flown by!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your day:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PaperWorks Co. A Day in the Life of Abigail C. Nurse Abby, PTI Vintage Picnic
Paper:  August PaperCard Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Sewing Machine, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Buttons from PaperCard Kit


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Your Next Stamp's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!!!

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Hello and welcome to Your Next Stamp's 2nd Birthday Blog Hop!!!  We are so happy you are here celebrating with us and our wonderful guest designers!  If you have just stumbled across my blog and want to join in all the fun and games you can go to the start at Peggy's blog.  I am the second stop on the hop:) 

I feel so fortunate that I have been on this amazing Design Team since the very beginning!  Karen is the SWEETEST woman and so wonderful to work with/for!  I have loved every moment!  In honor of YNS' 2nd Birthday each DT member has cards to share~ one using a new release image, and one using an older image.  Here are my projects:


I had to make a birthday card, and I used one of my very favorite sets called Ellie Loves to Bake.  Isn't she just the cutest?!  I used some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky dp and computer generated the sentiment.  The number 2 is a PTI die. 


Next I have one of the brand new images called Just Sitting Here~ACK so CUTE!!!  Doesn't he just make you smile?  I used some My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Fly A Kite dp, and the sentiment comes with the image. 

What is a birthday party with out games and some AMAZING prizes?  Well we have a fun little puzzle for you to solve along the hop and when you do you will be entered into the draw for one of TWO amazing YNS prizes!  Not everyone has a puzzle piece so you need to pay attention.  Click on the puzzle pieces, and follow the directions as you find them along the way. [3rd party cookies must be enabled to do the puzzle]  When you are done put them all together at the end of the hop for your chance to win!  You have until Monday, August 15th at Midnight EST.  These are the prizes up for grabs:






There are also lots of amazing deals right now in the YNS store to celebrate and you don't need any code! The next stop on the hop is Cindy Haffner's Blog! Good luck and happy hopping!


Kerri


YNS Birthday Puzzle Piece

Monday, August 8, 2011

PaperWorks Co. August PaperCard Kit!

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Hello and happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  My booty is a little sore from sitting at my daughter's gymnastics so long this weekend, but it was so fun to watch!  Yesterday morning they had some judges come in to watch their compulsory routines, and Avery did an amazing job!  I was so proud of her! 

So this month I will be posting on Mondays on the PaperWorks Co. Blog for PaperCard Kit Mondays!  This month's kit is all about the Basic Grey Out of Print Collection.  Peggy has included several pieces of coordinating cardstock, ribbon, buttons, and brads, so you have lots of supplies to make several cards with this kit.  Here's what I came up with this week:


I used this adorable Rachelle Anne Miller image called A Surprise Cheer along with a sentiment from the PTI set Round & Round.  The dp, cardstock, and button are all from the kit.  I used last week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #128 for my layout. 

Well I have got to get cracking on my Dirty Dozen projects for this month, so I'm heading to my stamping table!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  PWCO/RAM A Surpise Cheer, PTI Round & Round
Paper:  PaperCard Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  Square and Lacey Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Button from kit

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wishing You A Happy Birthday

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Hello and happy Friday!  I wanted to share a card I made for 4 of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges on Splitcoaststampers which you can find HERE!  I used this adorable C.C. Designs image called Cupcake Kiki, the PTI Banner Builder set and dies, and a sentiment from the PTI set Through the Trees.  The dp is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party.  I'm also entering this into this week's All That Scraps Challenge which is Anything Goes! 

Well, I hope you have some fun weekend plans!  My daughter has compulsory gymnastics camp all weekend, so we'll be spending a lot of time at the gym.  I'm so excited for her first meet next month!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  C.C. Designs Cupcake Kiki, PTI Through The Trees, Banner Builder
Paper:  PTI Aqua Mist, Dark Chocolate, My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, PTI Banner Builder Dies, Martha Stewart Balloon Punch, Button, Baker's Twine, Sewing Machine, Paper Piercer, Pearls, Foam Squares, Stardust Stickles

Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Dare To Get Dirty Challenge!

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So can you guess what my challenge is?  It could be lots of things, but you'll have to go HERE to find out!  I hope you'll play along with me today!!!

I made a bookmark for my challenge and used this ADORABLE image from Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps called Bookworm Ruby.  The dp is some October Afternoon Fly A Kite and the sentiment comes from the PTI set Round & Round.  This is also for the SCRS Challenge this week which is Anything Goes!  I look forward to seeing some of your projects on SCS!

Kerri


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Your Next Stamp Challenge #48~Beautiful Borders!

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How much is that doggie in the window? LOL!  Hello!  It's time for a new challenge at Your Next Stamp and this time we want to see Beautiful Borders on your projects:)  I thought this would be a perfect time to pull out my Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Pansy corner and border punch.  I used this super fun YNS set called Window Play Outside and thought it would be cute to put someone or something peeking out of the window:)  I searched though my sets and found this adorable little guy from the YNS set Ellie Loves To Bake~he fits perfectly!  I also made some little curtains by punching a scalloped edge onto some dp.  The dp I used is October Afternoon Modern Homemaker and the sentiment comes with the Window Play Outside set. 

We hope you'll play along with our Fancy Borders Challenge!  Here is the prize up for grabs:

IPod Teen Boy~Kyle!  So cute!  Also, don't forget to check out the Steals of the Week HERE!  Karen put some adorable halloween and fall images on MAJOR SALE!  I need to put an order in myself because I need Cute Witch Ellie:)

I'll be back later with a couple more Dare To Get Dirty cards to share!  Only a few days left to play, and I'm hosting a challenge tomorrow so you'll have to come check it out!  Please come play with me, pretty pretty please:):):)

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!  Oh p.s. I did not get the MFT Guest Designer position but thank you for all the good luck wishes!  Also, I'm really excited about Ashley and J.P. and they seem really happy together so hopefully it will work out for them (I'm referring to The Bachelorette in case some of you were like what in the heck is she talking about :) 

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Window Play Outside, Ellie Loves to Bake
Paper:  PTI White, Pure Poppy, October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Circle and Lacey Circle Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Martha Stewart Pansy Punch Around the Page

Monday, August 1, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Contest and Another DTGD Card!

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Hello!  Since I have been putting in quite a few orders with My Favorite Things lately (especially for the Die-namics) I thought I would throw my hat in the ring for the August Guest Designer Contest:)  Jody and Joanne asked us to Embellish Ourselves!  Fun right?  This is what I came up with:


I made a cute little birthday pin for a little girl's tea party, along with a coordinating hairbow!  I used this darling image from the MFT set Tea For Two, along with a doily cut with my Decorative Doily Duo Die-namics and a felt rose cut with my Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics.  I also added a rose to the center of my hairbow and I think it looks so pretty!  The teacup was paper pieced with some Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe dp and I colored the mouse with Copics. 

Here is a card I made yesterday for some of the Dare To Get Dirty Challenges:

I combined 3 challenges for this card:)  I hope you'll join us and play along because they are so much fun!  This cutie is a digi from Tiddly Inks called Awww Thanks!  I paired her with some Fancy Pants Designs Beach Babe dp and made some more roses using my MFT Die-namics Rolled Roses Dies. 

That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Monday.  We get to see who the Bachelorette picks tonight!!!

Kerri

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