Friday, May 31, 2013

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

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Hello!  TGIF which means that we have some awesome inspiration projects for you on the Your Next Stamp Blog!

Today, I have a simple gift tag that I made using the fabulous Recipe Card Clear Stamp Set, along with the Sugar and Spice Large Apron Die and the YNS Whatnot Die Set Sugar and Spice.  I also used the Large Postcard Die to frame the recipe card.  

If you haven't had a chance to take a look at all of the awesome new dies Karen has gotten in the store, you should definitely check them out!  

Well, this has been a busy week!  Lots of appointments, and trying to finish up school with Avery, and tonight my little man has his pre-school graduation.  I know I'm going to be a blubbering mess:(  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Recipe Card Clear Stamp Set
Paper:  White and Red cs, Doodlebug Designs Stars & Stripes dp
Ink:  Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories:  Sugar and Spice Large Apron Die, YNS Whatnot Die Set Sugar and Spice, Large Postcard Die

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You're Absolutely Fabulous!

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Hello!  How was your Memorial Day Weekend?  I had a wonderful and fun 3 days with my family:)  Now I'm just trying to finish up the final few days of school with Avery and then I will happily welcome summer vacation!  

I wanted to share a card that I made using this beautiful image from Taylored Expressions called Rose Bouquet.  I really wanted to color the roses using several different Copic colors, and I love how it looks!  I also added some Curly Swirlies flourishes behind the image for some added interest, and I used the Open Scallop Border Die for the border.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2 and I also used some ribbon from the January 2013 KI Ribbon Bundle which coordinates with this paper collection.  

Well, I am busy working on the new release for next week!  Trust me, this release is so much fun and I am having a blast playing with the new goodies:)   Thank you so much for stopping by today, and have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Rose Bouquet
Paper:  Kraft, Orange, White cs, Echo Park Paper Co. For The Record 2 dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  TE Curly Swirlies Dies, Open Scallop Border Die, January 2013 KI Ribbon Bundle, Foam Squares, Oval Nestabilities

Friday, May 24, 2013

Your Next Stamp May After Release Party Post!

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Hello!  So how did you guys like the Your Next Stamp May release?  Super cute as always, right?  I am just loving all of the new images, and the dies~FABULOUS!!!  

For my card today I used another one of the adorable birdie images called Flower Bush Robin.  I just adore these darling birds:)  I also used the YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies for my sentiment which comes from the Handwritten Sentiments Set.  (I just saw that the Fishtail/Banner Dies are on sale for $12.00!!!) I also used the YNS Whatnots Die Set ~ Groovy 70's for the flowers.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Bundle of Joy and the layout is the Deconstructed Sketch #95.  

Head on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog to see a list of the DT members who have projects to share with you today!  I just love all the inspiration!  Also, don't forget to take advantage of the May deals:


I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Friday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Flower Bush Robin, Handwritten Sentiments
Paper:  Echo Park Paper Co. Bundle of Joy
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, YNS Whatnots Groovy 70's, Pearls, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Your Next Stamp May New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the May Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop! We have several new stamps sets from a variety of artists being released TODAY, as well as several new dies! You can find all of the new goodies HERE at the Your Next Stamp Store!

Make sure you hop around to all of the blogs featured in the link list below for lots of inspiration using the new products! If you leave a comment on all of the blogs, you will be entered to win a $20.00 YNS gift certificate! The lucky winner will be announced on the Your Next Stamp Blog May 25th.  If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from Kelli's blog.


Here’s what I came up with:


For my first card, I used this fun image called Birdies on a Wire.  So cute!  I also used one of the new dies called YNS Talk Bubbles with Alphabet and Numbers Set.  I stamped the sentiment from Birdies on a Wire and cut it out with one of the talk bubbles.  I just love how it looks!  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Country Drive.


For my next card I used one of my favorites from the release~Phoebe!  Isn't she adorable?!  I colored her up with Copics and stamped the sentiment that comes with Phoebe onto a banner cut with the YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies.  I added some flowers from the YNS Whatnot Die Set~Groovy 70's, and a butterfly from the YNS Spring Garden Die Set.  The dp is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.


Karen is also offering up some awesome hop specials so make sure you take advantage of these great deals!


Now it's time to hop on over to Veronica's blog!  Thank you so much for stopping by today and happy hopping and shopping!

Kerri

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Studio Challenge

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Hello!  It's time for the Baker's Dozen Studio Challenge. This is a monthly opportunity for the Taylored Expressions DT to share what makes our stamping studios hum. Each month we have a fun, crafty question so we can share our favorites, some tips and tricks, stamping advice and more.

The question for May is:
What is your favorite time of the year? Some of us love the sunshine and heat of summer, while some of us long for the crisp cool air of fall. Do spring flowers make your heart sing or is it snow and the smell of pine needles that makes you jolly?

Tell us about your favorite month or season and also tell us about your favorite time of year to stamp.

You can probably tell from my snippet that I love FALL!  I love the earthy colors of fall, and if I could own every pumpkin image on the stamping market I probably would:)  Growing up, I used to hate fall because I lived in Wyoming, and fall meant that the ground would be frozen for the next 9 months LOL!  Now that we live in Florida, I look forward to the somewhat cooler temperatures!  I also just love that fall is the start of the holidays.  Such a fun season!

For my project today, I created 3 calendar pages using the TE 2013 6x6 Dated Calendar Download which you can find HERE.  Taylor also has the 2014 Download available which is perfect for creating gifts!


For my September page I used the fun Made in the Shade Stamp Set along with dies from the Sunny Days Stamp Set with Coordinating Dies.  I stamped the image twice and cut the pumpkins out so I could pop them up for some dimension.



For my October page I used another one of the Made in the Shade images and added a haunted house from the Oh What a Holiday Set.



For my November page I used the Made in the Shade set once again, and added a cloud from the Sunny Days Stamp Set with Coordinating Dies.  Once again, I stamped the image twice, and cut out the front house so I could pop it up for dimension.


I'm also REALLY looking forward to fall this year because we will be all moved in to our new home~YAY!  First, I've just got to survive the summer with bored kiddos in a small house-yikes.  

Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to see more fun calendar projects!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day:)


Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Made in the Shade, Oh What a Holiday
Paper:  White, Black, Orange, Red cs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  TE 2013 6x6 Dated Calendar Download, Sunny Days Stamp Set with Coordinating Dies, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday!

3:00 AM 2 Comments

Hello!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday!  All you have to do to play along is use the above inspiration picture to create a card or other project:)  Here's what I came up with today:


This image is so appropriate right now because it is POURING outside!  This cutie is Rainy Day Fhiona.  I colored her up with Copics and layered her on top of some My Mind's Eye Collectable Unforgettable dp.  The sentiment is from PTI and I cut it out with a YNS Fishtail/Banner Die.  The layout is Freshly Made Sketches #86.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more amazing projects for the DT!  I'll be back tomorrow for the YNS New Release Blog Hop!


Have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Rainy Day Fhiona, PTI Heart 2 Heart #6
Paper:  PTI Kraft, My Mind's Eye Collectable Unforgettable dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Looped Border Die

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month~Hello There Cutie Pie

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Hello!  I wanted to share another card I made with this month's Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month plus the May Key Ingredients Kit!

I used the adorable dress image in the SOTM set and paper pieced it 3 times with dp from the Key Ingredients Kit.  I used the fabulous banner die from the Branches, Banner, & Bloom Die Set to stamp the "Hello There" sentiment and stamped the "Cutie Pie" underneath.  I cut the fishtail pieces with the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies and added some ribbon from the Key Ingredients Kit.  Here's a close up of the image:



I just love this month's set and have had a blast playing with it!  Well, I gotta go get ready for church!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month~Cutie Pie
Paper:  Red cs, paper from the May Key Ingredients Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Ribbon from the KI Kit, TE Branches, Banner, & Bloom Die Set, TE Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam squares

Friday, May 17, 2013

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

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Hello!  It's time for another Fun Friday at Your Next Stamp!  This month's theme is Summertime, and what's better in the hot, summer months than ice cream!!!

I used this darling image called Total Sweetness~love!  I colored it up with Copics and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities.  I layered it over a flag that I cut with the YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies.  The sentiment was stamped with one of the new Clearly Your Next Stamp sets called Happy Day Sentiments.  It was so easy to get perfect placement with this clear set!  I also added a couple of flowers that I cut out with the Spring Garden Die Set.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2.

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more inspirational Summertime projects from the DT!  Also, get ready for some new YNS stamps and dies coming next Wednesday, the 22nd!


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous Friday:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Total Sweetness, Happy Day Sentiments
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, Spring Garden Die Set, Buttons, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!

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Hello!  Welcome to the Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  The SOTM is a monthly subscription which includes a stamp set that coordinates perfectly with the monthly Key Ingredients Kit!  This month's stamp set is called Cutie Pie, and it is ADORABLE!!!  I love the sweet images and fun sentiments in this set:)  

For my card, I stamped the super cute clothesline and colored the dresses with Copics.  I also stamped the pretty flower image and cut it out with the coordinating Branches, Banner, & Bloom Dies.  The dp and cardstock is from the May Key Ingredients Kit.

You can also get the Deluxe Subscription which includes both the Stamp of the Month AND the monthly Key Ingredients Kit HERE!  Here's a close up of this darling image:



Make sure you hop along to the blogs posted below to see more fabulous creations using this month's Stamp of the Month and Key Ingredients Kit!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month~Cutie Pie
Paper:  Card Stock and Patterned Paper from the TE May Key Ingredients Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Branches, Banner, & Bloom Dies, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine, Button, Twine, CB Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Mini Clothespin, Ribbon from TE May Key Ingredients Kit




Monday, May 13, 2013

Taylored Expressions Mr. & Mrs. Cutting Plate!

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Hello!  I wanted to share a card I made last week using the new Mr. & Mrs. Cutting Plate from Taylored Expressions.  This is one of the prettiest cutting plates I have ever seen~so much detail! 
 
I first cut a piece of My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose dp with the plate, but I wanted the Mr. & Mrs. to stand out, so I cut some black cs with it as well.  I simply hand cut the Mr. & Mrs. out of the black cs and glued them on top of the dp.  I added a few pearls and it was complete!  So easy, yet so beautiful!  Here's a close up:
 
 
That's it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by!
 
Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  None
Paper:  Cream and Black cs, My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose dp
Ink:  None
 
 
 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Spotlights: Going to the Chapel!

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Hello!  I hope you've enjoyed the Taylored Expressions release this month! Remember, all of the new stamps and dies are available NOW in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department:)

Today I am sharing a card that I made with the new Going to the Chapel Petite Stamp Set with Coordinating Dies!  This is probably my favorite of the whole release because it is just so stinkin' CUTE!!!  I love that darling church and that adorable couple!  

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copics.  I used a fabby Deconstructed Sketch~#99 for my layout and some more lovely Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp.  The border was cut with the TE Open Scallop Border Die, and the sentiment was stamped on a Banner Stacklets 1 Die.  I also added a little die cut heart using a Cupid's Arrow Die.  Here's a close up:



Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs for more inspiration using all of the new products!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mother's Day!!!


Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess


Kerri
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Going to the Chapel w/ Coordinating Dies
Paper: Yellow and White cs, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Open Scallop Border, Cupid's Arrows Dies, Banner Stacklets 1, Circle Nestabilities, Button, Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Release Day: Shades of Thanks Die!

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Hello!  It's Release Day at Taylored Expressions which means that all of the new stamps and dies that we have been peeking over the last couple of days are available in the Fresh Out of the Oven Department!  

Today the DT is sharing projects made with some of the new dies and we are showing how you can use the same die in totally different ways~fun, right?  I am using the new Shades of Thanks Die on my projects today.  

For my first card, I cut the tree out with white cs and colored it with Copic markers.  I used some Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2 dp and added a border with the Open Scallop Border Die.  I used lots of layers and added some stitching .  I also popped the tree up on foam squares for some dimension.  Here's a close up:


I just love the detail that Taylor puts into her dies!  Gorgeous!


Next, I made a very CAS card using this same die.  This time, I used the negative of the Shades of Thanks tree by cutting it out of a white card stock and then backing it with some sage colored cs.  I stamped a sentiment from the new set Happily Ever After and added a satin bow.  Here is a close up of the tree:


Two totally different ways to use this beautiful die!  

Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to see what they came up with today, and have fun shopping!


Kerri
Recipe:
Card #1
Stamps:  None
Paper:  White and Brown cs, Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2
Ink:  Copics
Accessories:  TE, Shades of Thanks Dies, TE Open Scallop Border Die, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine 
Card #2
Stamps: TE Happily Ever After
Paper:  White and Sage cs
Ink:  Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories:  TE Shades of Thanks Die, Ribbon





Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peek: Happily Ever After and Damask Flourishes

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Hello!  It's day two of sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!  All of the new release stamps and dies will be available tomorrow in the Taylored Expressions Store!

Today I have some wedding projects to share with you!  For my first card I used a beautiful new set called Happily Ever After.  This set comes with several gorgeous flower images and sentiments that are perfect for that special day! 

I stamped two of the flower images and cut them out.  I layered them over some flourishes that I cut with the new Curly Swirlies Dies~LOVE!!!  I also used the Lace Chain Border Die for the borders along the edges.  The sentiment was stamped on a Banner Stacklets 1 Die.     


Next I have a project using the gorgeous new Damask Flourishes Die!  Isn't it fabulous?!  I also used another beautiful sentiment from the Happily Ever After set and cut a butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly Overlays Dies.  The border was cut with the Lace Chain Border Die. 

For the favor box, I used the 3d Scalloped Flap Favor Box Silhouette file and added the awesome band using the new Band It Die.  The sentiment comes from the new set Lifetime of Love.  I added another butterfly using the Elegant Butterfly Overlays. The dp is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss which I can't get enough of:)

Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs to see more amazing sneak peeks today and if you'd like to see the full sets, be sure to join the Facebook Preview Party tonight at 6pm, PST! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!




Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Happily Ever After, Lifetime of Love
Paper: Yellow and White cs, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink: Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories: Taylored Expressions Damask Flourishes, Elegant Butterfly Overlays, Band It Die, Oval Nestabilities, Ribbon, Pearls, Sewing machine, Foam Squares

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions May Sneak Peek: Birch Tree Border

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Please scroll down for my Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday card:)


Hello!  It's time for some sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!  All of the new stamps are dies will be available on Thursday at the Taylored Expressions Store!

Today the DT is sharing projects geared toward the men in your life:)  I couldn't wait to use this amazing new Birch Tree Border Die!  Don't you just love the detail with the knots in the tree and the branches~so cool!  Taylor is also releasing some Birch Tree Accessories Dies which I used to cut my deer and bird shapes.  The sentiment is from a new stamp set called Greetings for Him and I stamped it onto a Designer Mini Tag. This card was so quick and easy to make and I think it's just perfect for my hubby!  

Make sure you hop around and check out peeks from the rest of the DT!  You will definitely find lots of inspiration along the way:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!


Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin - Guest Designer
Kerri Michaud
Lynnette Kauffman
Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Greetings for Him
Paper:  Echo Park Paper Co. Bundle of Joy and All About a Boy dp, Kraft, White, Red cs
Ink: Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories: TE Birch Tree Border Die, Birch Tree Accessories, Designer Mini Tags, Foam Squares, CB Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Twine





Your Next Stamp Tasty Tuesday!

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Hello!  A new month brings a new YNS Tasty Tuesday inspiration photo! This month's photo is courtesy of Bella Cupcakes.  Here's what I came up with:


I used this ADORABLE image called Spring Garden Robin along with several YNS dies.  The sentiment was stamped on a YNS Fishtail/Banner Die, and the kite is from the Cute Bike and Kite Die Set.  I also used the YNS Fence Die.   I just trimmed off the bottom to make a smaller fence:)  The dp is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see more amazing projects from the DT and we hope you'll play along with us this month!  Just use the Tasty Tuesday photo as your inspiration and link your projects to the YNS Blog.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Spring Garden Robin
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Garden Green, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Die, Cute Bike and Kite Die Set, Fence Die, Square Nestabilities, Button, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Button, Twine



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