Monday, June 24, 2013

Your Next Stamp June Release After Party!

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Hello!  So I hope you love the new stamps/dies as much as I do!  This may be one of my favorite releases of all time:)  Today I have a fun barn shaped card to share with you using the darling new images from the set The Funny Farm Crew!  

I've had this Barn and Silo Silhouette file for a while, and thought these cuties would go perfectly with it!  I cut out the barn shape, and embossed it with a wood grain impression plate.  I traced the shape onto some folded white cs so that I could turn it into a barn shaped card.  I just love how it turned out!  I added a sentiment from the coordinating set Funny Farm Animal Sentiments-so fun!

Make sure you head on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog to see the list of DT members who have after party posts today, and if you haven't had a chance to hop there's still time to do that too!  Just scroll down because the hop begins here on my blog!  If you leave comments, you will be entered to win the adorable critters I used on my card today, as well as the coordinating sentiment set:



You also have through Wednesday to take advantage of the awesome store specials!


That's it for me today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp The Funny Farm Crew and Funny Farm Animal Sentiments
Paper:  Red, White, Yellow, Black cs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Silhouette File Barn and Silo, PTI Woodgrain Impression Plate, Foam Squares

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Your Next Stamp June New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello! Welcome to the June Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!!! We have soooo many adorable new stamps and dies to share with you, and they are available TODAY in the Your Next Stamp Store

We are hanging out on the farm and heading to the beach with this release and the images could not be any cuter!!! We also have several coordinating dies to go with these sweet images, and the inspirational projects along this hop are going to blow you away!

The hop begins right here on my blog and you can see the full hop list below:) You have until Monday, June 24th at 12am (EST) to leave comments on all of the DT Blogs for your chance to win this fabulous prize pack!


Here's what I came up with today:


My first card was made with one of the ADORABLE new farm sets called Howdy, Farmer.  Isn't she a cutie!?  There is also another adorable little farmer in this set and several fun coordinating sentiments.  I chose the "Howdy" sentiment for my card and stamped it onto a tag from the Tag Charms Die Set .  The sun is from a new Whatnot set called Summer Fun YNS Whatnot Die Set.  I cut the background corn using a Silhouette file.


My next card features another cutie, this time from the new set Madison!  I just love her and the little fishy too!  I paired her with the new YNS Wave Border Die and used the fun sun die from the Summer Fun YNS Whatnot Die Set once again:)  The sentiment was cut out with the YNS Fishtail/Banner Die Set.  

As always, Karen has some amazing Hop Specials that you should definitely take advantage of!



Now it’s time to hop on over to Susan's amazing blog, but make sure you leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping!

Kerri
Recipe Card #1:
Stamps: Your Next Stamp Howdy, Farmer
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist for sponging, Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  Rectangle Nestabilities, YNS Tag Charms Die Set, Summer Fun YNS Whatnot Die Set, Silhouette File, Foam Squares, Twine, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Die, Sewing Machine
Recipe Card #2
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Madison
Paper:  PTI White, Kraft, Fancy Pants Design Down by the Shore dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, Summer Fun YNS Whatnot Die Set, YNS Wave Border Die, button, Baker's Twine, Foam Squares



Friday, June 21, 2013

Taylored Expressions: He is Risen!

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Please scroll down for my Your Next Stamp Fun Friday card!


Hello again!  I wanted to share a card I made using this beautiful and promising verse from the Taylored Expressions set He is Risen.  I stamped the verse on to some Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2 dp with some Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed it.  The flower I added comes from the TE set Teacup Bouquet.  I colored it up with Copics, cut it out and popped it up with foam tape.  This awesome layout is the Deconstructed Sketch #104.  I used the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies to cut the flags.

That's it for me today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a fabulous Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions He is Risen, Teacup Bouquet
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Echo Park Paper Co. For the Record 2
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Copics, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories: TE Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, Rectangle Nestabilities, CB Seeing Spots EF, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Circle Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Black Embossing Powder 

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

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Hello!  I have another card to share for this month's Fun Friday Challenge at Your Next Stamp:)  You still have some time to play along for your chance to win a YNS gift certificate!  I combined the challenges for this card using Peggy's fab sketch:


and the June inspiration picture:


The darling image I used is called Just Sitting Here.  This is one of my all time favorite YNS images:)  I also used a heart from the YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies and the scalloped frame is from the Insta Love Polaroid Die Set-so fun!  

You can use just the sketch, or just the inspiration picture or use both like I did when making your projects.  Then, just link them to the YNS Challenge Blog HERE!  While you're there, make sure you check out the rest of the amazing DT inspiration!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fabulous Friday. I am heading to the New Kids on the Block/ 98 Degrees/ Boys II Men concert tonight which I'm sure will be a total blast LOL!  I'll be back tomorrow for the June Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this release!!!


Hope to see you there:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Just Sitting Here
Paper:  PTI Kraft, Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Summer
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One Dies, Insta Love Polaroid Die Set, Button, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Twine, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taylored Expressions June 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 team 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 June is:
What's on your summer reading list? Are you a big reader or not? If you are, what books have you read lately that you would recommend? Do you have a favorite author or genre? How about something for sitting out by the pool, or the beach, or even just the backyard...some nice light summer reading?
Do you use fancy bookmarks or do you dog-ear your pages? Or, do you use an e-reader? Everyone can use bookmarks and they make great favors and gifts. Let's see a little inspiration!

Well, unfortunately I'm not a very big reader, but I did get into the Hunger Games series (my favorite books of all time!) and the Twilight series. Oh, and I also read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (flushing a little bit:) 

My sister is a VERY big reader!  She gives me some second hand books every Christmas that she thinks I will enjoy, and I almost always do enjoy them!  I just finished a book by Jennifer Weiner called Goodnight Nobody, which was really good, and I'm about to start a book called Good in Bed by the same author.  

I don't have an e-reader, so I usually use my handmade bookmarks which I love to make!  Today I have a set of 3 bookmarks to share with you using a Taylored Expressions Luggage Tags Die as well as the Posh Posies Stamp Set and the Posh Vases Dies:


This color combo looks much better in person!  I cut out the luggage tags, then stamped the images onto white cs which I layered behind the tags.  I added vases cut out of Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp, tied some twine around them and attached the Designer Mini Tags.  I added some coordinating ribbon to the tops of the tags and called them complete!  I think they make the perfect bookmarks and I have 3 friends in mind that I can give them to:)



 
Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs to see what they came up with today!  I can't wait to see which sets and dies they used:) 
 
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Posh Posies
Paper:  SU Cameo Coral, PTI Ocean Tides and Fine Linen cs, Simple Stories Vintae Bliss dp
Ink:  SU Sage Shadow, Cameo Coral, River Rock, Color Box Black Licorice, Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Posh Vases Dies, Luggage Tags Die, Designer Mini Tags Dies, Twine, Ribbon, Rhinestone, Stardust Stickles
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Congratulations On Your Graduation!

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Hello!  One of my best friends has a daughter who graduated high school this year, and I wanted to share the card I made her for graduation:)  I used this adorable gal from Taylored Expressions named Moka Skylar and colored her up with Copics to look like Jess.  I cut her out and layered her on top of a Tag Stacklets 1 Die.  I also used a Banner Stacklets 1 Die below that.  The border was cut with the Open Scallop Border Die and I added hearts from the Cupid's Arrows Die Set.  Here's a close up of Skylar:  


The dp and ribbon are from the Patriotic Project Pantry Kit.  These colors were perfect for Jessica's school colors:)  Here's a look at the inside:


I used the fabulous Grad Cap Die, as well as those cool Poster Graphic #'s Dies.  The sentiment comes from the Moka Jerome Stamp Set.  

Well we had a very busy weekend!  Two birthday parties, out of town visitors, and a gymnastics banquet!  Avery has her name on a special banner for being a state champ this past year:


Aren't they adorable?  They had a BLAST at the banquet~so fun!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a terrific Tuesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Moke Skylar and Moka Jerome
Paper:  Kraft, Red, Navy, White cs, TE Patriotic Project Pantry Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  TE Tag Stacklets 1 Dies, Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, Cupid's Arrows Dies, Grad Cap Die, Open Scallop Border Die, Poster Graphic #'s Dies, CB Seeing Spots EF, Ribbon from Patriotic Project Pantry, Foam Squares

Friday, June 7, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Spotlights: Ride the Wave

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Please scroll down for the Your Next Stamp  Fun Friday Challenge!


Hello!  So was I right about the Taylored Expressions release or what?  Aren't the new products FABULOUS!!!  Today I have a very CAS card to share with you.  Actually I have one more using this set that I'm just putting the finishing touches on and will upload shortly.  I don't want to put Ride the Wave down~or the Ride the Wave Border Die for that matter!  The DT has been so inspirational, and I have a million ideas running through my head:)  

For this card, I colored a sunset sky using my Copics, then simply stamped the images from Ride the Wave over the top.  I added some twine, a button, distressed the edges, and called it complete!  Super easy!

Ok, here's one more CAS card using this awesome set along with some Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Summer dp:



Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs for even more inspiration today, and I hope you have a wonderful time playing with your new goodies:)  Remember, they can all be found in the Fresh out of the Oven Department!  Have a fab Friday!

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


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  TE Ride the Wave
Paper:  White, Blue, Orange cs, Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Summer dp
Ink:  Copics, SU Kiwi Kiss, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, Twine, Button

The NEW Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge!

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Hello!  We are starting a fun new challenge at Your Next Stamp called the Fun Friday Challenge!  Each month we will have an inspiration picture AND a sketch for you to play along with!  You can use either the sketch or the inspiration pic or both for your projects! You can also play as many times as you would like throughout the month~just link each project to the blue linky button at the bottom of the Fun Friday Challenge posts!  

Each Friday, the DT will have projects to share for some inspiration:)  You can use any stamps you wish, but only people using YNS images will be eligible to win the Top Pick (trust me, the blinkie is sooooo cute, you definitely want to win!)  There are also YNS Gift Certificates to be won, AND a chance to be chosen as the next YNS Guest Designer!  Check out all of the details on the brand new YNS Challenge Blog HERE!

Here are the June Challenges:



I decided to use Peggy's awesome sketch today and here's what I came up with:


I used this super sweet image called Skye, as well as a few fun YNS Dies~The Flower Fun Spring Grass Die, the Pinwheel Die Set, and the YNS Tree Trio Die Set.  The dp I used is My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose.  

Make sure you check out the YNS Challenge Blog to see more inspirational projects, and to read all the rules regarding the new challenge.  We hope you'll play along with us this month!  Thanks for stopping by:)

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  YNS Skye
Paper:  PTI Berry Sorbet, My Mind's Eye Bramble Rose
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories:  YNS Flower Fun Spring Grass Die, YNS Tree Trio Die Set, YNS Pinwheel Die Set, Rectangle Nestabilities, Brad, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Release Day: Graphic Greetings Get Well + Moka Sunshine

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Hello again!  Well, today is the day!  The Taylored Expressions June release is available NOW in the Fresh out of the Oven Department~WooHoo!!!  I hope you love all of the new products as much as I do:)  

Today I'm sharing a project I made with the new Graphic Greetings Get Well stamp and this cutie called Moka Sunshine.  I decided to paper piece her a little bit because who doesn't love polka dot pj bottoms?  I know I do!  The dp I used is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss (no surprise there:) and I used the gorgeous Lace Chain Border Die as well.  



For my box, I used a Silhouette file called 3D Crate Box.  I stamped the Graphic Greetings Get Well once again and cut out the "get well soon" for my sentiment.  I added the beautiful butterfly that I cut with one of the Flutter-bys Dies.  I'm going to send this sweet card to my mom because today is her last chemo treatment!  She had a small cancerous tumor in the area where her ovaries used to be, and they were able to remove it, but they wanted her to have 6 rounds of chemo.  She will certainly be glad to have that behind her!


Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs for more inspirational projects today and have fun shopping!  

Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach

Jami Sibley
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud

Nancy McKinney
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess


Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps: Graphic Greetings Get Well, Moka Sunshine
Paper: Kraft, White cs, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink: SU Bermunda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Lace Chain Border Die, Rectangle Nestabilities, Flutter-bys Die, Button, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peek: Delightful Day and Teacup Bouquet!

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Hello!  I'm back with more sneak peeks from Taylored Expressions!  All of the fabulous new stamps and dies will be available tomorrow in the Fresh out of the Oven Department!
 
Today I used this darling previously released set called Delightful Day.  It was available to Key Ingredient subscribers only, but will be available to everybody tomorrow! 
 
Taylor is also releasing some fun Delightful Day Conversation Bubbles Dies to coordinate with this set!  Did you notice my sun?  Those are some new dies called Pinking Circles Stacklets~love!  I also used the Open Scallop Border Die and my dp is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss which I can't seem to put down:)


Next up I have a card using the gorgeous new Teacup Bouquet:

 
I decided to paper piece the teacup and saucer and added a little shading with my Copics.  Since I had the leaves and flowers cut out, I decided to pop them up with foam squares.  The sentiment was stamped onto the Band-It Die.  I just love how it looks! 
 
 
Make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen Blogs for more sneak peeks today and I'll be back with another project tomorrow for Release Day (it's probably my favorite so I hope you come back:)
 
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerri
Card #1
Stamps: Delightful Day
Paper: Kraft, White cs, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, SU Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Delightful Day Conversation Bubbles Die Set, Open Scallop Border Die, Pinking Circle Stacklets Dies, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon

Card #2
Stamps: Teacup Bouquet
Paper: Kraft, White cs, My Mind's Eye 6x6 Vanity Fair dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories: Band-It Die, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam squares


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Taylored Expressions June Sneak Peek: Ride the Wave Border and Stars & Stripes!

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Hello!  It's release week at Taylored Expressions, which means we have some fabulous new goodies to share with you over the next few days!  I LOVE this month's release and I know you will too!

My first card uses several new products.  For the background, I used the amazing new Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate as well as the new Ride the Wave Border Die~don't you LOVE the shapes of these new dies?! I also used a new stamp set called Ride the Wave along with the coordinating Surfboard Die.  Ride the Wave has some awesome, grungy type images that are so perfect for making cool guy cards:)  I am going to get a lot of use out of this set!  Here's a close up:


Next up is a new set called Stars & Stripes with Coordinating USA Die-so awesome!  


To stamp the image, I taped off the star portion and inked up the stripes with red ink.  I then removed the tape and inked up the stars with blue ink.  It's not perfect, but I love the distressed look of the stamp, and felt like it didn't need to be perfect:)  



The die that comes with the set made it so easy to cut out!  The paper and ribbon come from the Patriotic Project Pantry Kit pictured below:


So do you like what you've seen so far?  I'll be back tomorrow with more peeks, but in the meantime, make sure you check out the rest of the Baker's Dozen blogs to see more amazing projects!
 
Carole Burrage
Charmaine Ikach
Jami Sibley
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Wanda Guess
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Kerri
Recipe Card #1
Stamps: Ride the Wave
Paper: Yellow, Blue, Kraft, White cs, Fancy Pants Designs Down by the Shore dp
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Ranger Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Ink
Accessories: Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate, Ride the Wave Border Die, Surfboard Die, Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, Button, Twine
Recipe Card #2
Stamps: Stars & Stripes
Paper: Red, White, Blue cs, Patriotic Project Pantry Kit
Ink: SU Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Stars & Stripes Coordinating Die, Oval Nestabilities, Banner Stacklet 1 Dies, Buttons, Ribbon from Project Pantry Kit, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Star Dies

Monday, June 3, 2013

Taylored Expressions: Kid's Summer Fun Pack!

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Hello!  Taylor has a new item in the Taylored Expressions Store today called the Kid's Summer Fun Pack!  This kit comes with so many crafty goodies to help kids fill up those boring summer hours:)  My daughter made a couple of cards for a birthday party this past Saturday and my son sat in on the action too!  They had a blast!  Here's a picture of what is included in the Kid's Summer Fun Pack:


Here's one of the cards that my daughter, Avery made.  She used paper, cardstock, buttons, bling, and washi tape from the kit and stamped the happy birthday using the Milestone Markers stamp set.  



Next up is Carson's card:)  He chose this fun guy from the Party Monsters stamp set to color up and then he wanted the biggest buttons he could find to glue in the corners.  So cute and he was so proud of his card!  They couldn't wait to show daddy when he got home:)


Here are my cutie pies holding up their projects:


Here's a link list of all the kiddos who have projects to share today

Sankari Wegman (Jayanta & Uma)
Shelly Mercado (Olivia, Nick, Mateo)
Kerri Michaud (Carson, Avery)
Jen Shults (Evey)
Charmaine Ikach (Savannah, Arwen)
Stephanie Kraft (Sabrina)


Also, make sure you check out Taylor's Blog because she has more details on the kit plus a photo collage of all the Tiny Chefs with their projects~so cute!  

I'll be back tomorrow with Day One of sneak peeks from the Taylored Expressions June release~WooHoo!  Have a fabulous Monday!

Kerri

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