Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Dare To Get Dirty Die Cut Challenge!

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Hello!  It's Dare To Get Dirty week at Splitcoaststampers!  I usually LOVE this week, and would have loved to host a challenge, etc. but tomorrow is moving day and I am busy trying to get our rental packed up!  

I did have time to play very quickly with my fellow Baker's Dozen member ~ Tammie.  Her challenge is to use Die Cuts!  Pretty simple, right?  I pulled out these gorgeous Taylored Expressions Silhouette Stems 1, 2, and 3 Dies and layered them over a Banner Stacklets 2 Die.  I stamped the sentiments from Posh Posies onto Banner Stacklets 1 Dies.  

Well, I'm off to do some more packing!  I hope you guys have a chance to play along with the awesome DTGD challenges:)  They truly are so much fun!  Have a great day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Posh Posies
Paper:  White, Aqua, Black cs
Ink:  Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories:  TE Silhouette Stems 1, 2, and 3, Banner Stacklets 1 and 2 Dies, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Foam Squares

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Dude Happy Birthday!

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Hello and happy Thursday!  I'm in a good mood today because we just found out that we will be closing on our new house next Wednesday!!!  YAY!  I am so ready and really want to get moved before school starts.

I have a card to share with you today that I made using some Taylored Expressions goodies:)  I LOVE the Ride the Wave stamp set.  It's so perfect for making masculine cards, and so very cool!  I stamped the image onto some Fancy Pants Designs Down by the Shore dp, and added the waves using the Ride the Wave Border Die.  The "Enjoy" sentiment comes from the Coconut Cove stamp set.  

Here are a couple of pictures of my kiddos that I took while we were on vacation last week.  We had a blast hiking in the Smoky mountains and tubing on the river:)  We even got all of our school shopping done~YAY! 


Avery and Carson


Landon


My daughter took this one after our 5 mile hike to Abrams Falls.  Don't mind the sweat spots LOL!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Ride the Wave and Coconut Cove
Paper:  Kraft, Blue cs, Fancy Pants Designs Down by the Shore
Ink:  Color Box Black Licorice, SU Sahara Sand and More Mustard
Accessories:  Taylored Expressions Ride the Wave Border die, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Your Next Stamp July Release After Party!

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Hello!  I hope you guys loved all the new stamps and dies that were released at Your Next Stamp this month!  ADORABLE as always, right?!  

Today I have one more project to share with you using this super sweet new image called Ellie Loves Chocolate (who doesn't!?)  The sentiment that comes with this set is a hoot and so very true IMHO:)  I stamped the sentiment onto a shape from the new YNS Journaled Weekly Die Set.  This set is so perfect for you Project Lifers out there:)  I haven't gotten into that yet, but would love to eventually!  The dp I used is My Mind's Eye My Girl and the layout is the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #142.  

Make sure you check out the Your Next Stamp Blog to see who else has after party projects to share with you today!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Ellie Loves Chocolate
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, My Mind's Eye My Girl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Journaled Weekly Die Set, Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Monday, July 22, 2013

Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop!

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Hello and welcome to the Your Next Stamp July New Release Blog Hop! Today we are sharing projects made with all of the adorable new stamp sets and awesome new dies that are available NOW in the Your Next Stamp Store!

The hop will run through Wednesday, July 24th at 12 midnight (EST) and as always we have a fabulous prize to be won if you hop along with us! Just leave comments on all of the participating DT blogs for your chance to win!


The hop begins on Laura’s Blog and if you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived from Wendy's blog. For my project today I used the adorable new image Sophie!


I just fell in love with her~sooooo CUTE!!!  I stamped Sophie with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.  I cut her out and layered her over a frame that I cut with the Insta Love Polaroid Die Set.  I added a scalloped border and stamped the sentiment onto a shape from the YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One die set.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Girl.

During the hop, Karen is also offering a terrific Hop Special - 15% off your entire order including sale items! Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!


Now it’s time to hop on over to Thanh's blog, but don’t forget to leave a comment before you go! Thank you so much for stopping by and happy hopping and shopping:)


Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Sophie
Paper:  PTI Pure Poppy, White, Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Girl dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Insta Love Polaroid Die Set, YNS Whatnots Seasons Set One Die Set, Button, Baker's Twine, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, MFT Die-namics Medium Scallop Border Die


Friday, July 19, 2013

Taylored Expressions July Stamp of the Month!

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Hello!  I have one more card to share with you using the Taylored Expressions July Stamp of the Month~Cute Hoot!  You can subscribe to the awesome Stamp of the Month Club HERE!  As a member, you will get a fresh new stamp set delivered to your door each month, and the sets coordinate with the monthly Key Ingredients Kit!  


I have loved every single SOTM set so far, and this one is no exception. Today I used the beautiful flower images in the set, along with the fabulous "Happy Birthday" flag image.  I cut them out using the coordinating Curly Cute Hoot Dies.  I added the large fishtail banner using the Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, and the dp is My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable. I used Mojo300 for my layout.  

Make sure you hop along to see more inspirational projects from the DT using this set!  You can see the complete list on Taylor's Blog HERE!


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions July Stamp of the Month Cute Hoot
Paper:  My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable dp
Ink:  SU Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, PTI Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  TE Banner Stacklets 1 Die, Curly Cute Hoot Dies, Button, Twine, Circle and Square Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday!

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Hello!  I have another Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge card to share with you today.  You can use the inspiration picture OR the sketch below to play along!  I used both once again:)




I've been dying to ink up this darling image!!!  This cutie is Austin and he totally reminds me of my little man playing on the beach:)  I also used a few fabulous YNS dies on my card from the YNS Whatnot Die Set~Summer Fun!  I cut the fishtail flag with the YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies and the dp is Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Summer.  

Hopefully you've had a chance to play along, but if not, there's still time!  The YNS Fun Friday Challenge runs all month long!  You can see all the details on the YNS Challenge Blog HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous Friday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Austin
Paper:  PTI Kraft, White, Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Summer
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist and Summer Sunrise for sponging
Accessories:  YNS Whatnot Die Set~Summer Fun, YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, CB Seeing Spots Ef, Foam Squares


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Taylored Expressions July Key Ingredients Kit

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Hello!  I have another card to share with you today using the Taylored Expressions July Key Ingredients Kit!  Like I said before, I just LOVE the papers in this kit, and Taylor has included some gorgeous coordinating ribbon and card stock!


Today I used the adorable Moka Meredith stamp set.  We are on vacation right now, so I thought it was appropriate to use this image:)  I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored her with Copics.  I used dp, ribbon, and cs from the Key Ingredients Kit and added a border with the Open Scallop Border Die.  I also used a Banner Stacklets 2 Die for my sentiment.  The layout is the Deconstructed Sketch #108.

Don't forget to hop along and check out what the rest of the DT created today! You can find the complete list of players on Taylor's Blog:)  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoy your Thursday!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Moka Meredith
Paper:  TE Key Ingedients Kit
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  TE Open Scallop Border Die, Banner Stacklets 2 Die, Ribbon from KI Kit, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, CB Seeing Spots EF

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Taylored Expressions July Key Ingredients and Stamp of the Month!

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Hello!  I have a card to share with you today using both the fabulous Taylored Expressions July Key Ingredients Kit and the July Stamp of the Month!  If you subscribe to both of these kits, it's only $39.00/month which is a $5.00 savings!  Here is a peek at the Duluxe Subscription which includes both kits:



I am LOVING the new Basic Grey papers in the KI kit!  Taylor has paired some awesome ribbon and coordinating card stock with the dp which makes creating a card super easy!  Add in this month's very modern and hip Stamp of the Month~Cute Hoot and you will be whipping out cards in a snap!

For my card today, I used the adorable owl image in the set and added the fun glasses:)  The thought bubble image that comes with the set is so cool, and there are several sentiments that fit inside. I cut both the owl and thought bubble out with the coordinating Curly Cute Hoot Dies.  

I used ribbon from the July Key Ingredients Kit and added a border with the Cloud Border Die. I just love that fun shape:) A little stitching and it was complete!  So quick and easy!

Make sure you check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations with these kits!  You can find the list on players on Taylor's blog HERE!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Stamp of the Month Cute Hoot
Paper:  Taylored Expressions July Key Ingredients Kit
Ink:  SU Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Color Box Black Licorice
Accessories:  TE Curly Cute Hoot Dies, TE Cloud Border Die, Ribbon from July KI Kit, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Circle Nestabilities




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Taylored Expressions: Share Joy Campaign

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Hello!  Taylor and Jon have started a wonderful cause called the Share Joy campaign!  The Share Joy campaign is an invitation to celebrate the joy of card making and to share that joy with others. The gift of a handmade card can bring a smile to anyone’s face, and we want to bring as many smiles as we can to the faces of people around the world! Please join us in creating and sending handmade cards that will make a difference in the lives of others!
 

I just love this idea!  Taylor and Jon are going to be choosing different charities to send the cards to.  To start, they are sending the first batch of cards to hospital chaplains throughout the U.S.  They would love your help!  Please visit the TE Share Joy page for all the info on how you can be a part of this wonderful campaign!

Card making brings me so much joy!  I have always been creative, and have tried many different arts and crafts.  Once I found card making, I was hooked!  I just love bringing images to life with color and accents and I also love seeing the joy on people's faces when I give them my cards:)  It makes people feel special when they receive a card that takes so much time and effort.  Here is a card that I made for the Share Joy campaign:


I haven't had a chance to play with this set called Garden Shed and have been anxious to ink it up!  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I used the Cloud Border Die to sponge my bg and added a sun using the Pinking Circle Stacklets as well as a Circle Nestability to make the sun.  The sentiment was stamped onto a Simple Tabs die and I added the flags at the bottom using a Banner Stacklets 1 die.  The dp is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss.  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Make sure you check out more awesome projects for the Share Joy campaign from these talented ladies and then get stamping and join the cause!

Carole Burrage
Cassie Trask
Charmaine Ikach
Courtney Kelley
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jen Shults
Joan Ervin
Kerri Michaud
Lori Craig
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Rachel Sztonyk
Sankari Wegman
Shannon White
Shelly Mercado
Stephanie Kraft
Tammie Edgerton
Taylor VanBruggen
Tracy Clemente
Wanda Guess

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  TE Garden Shed
Paper:  Kraft and White cs, Simple Stories Vintage Bliss dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, PTI Aqua Mist and Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink for sponging
Accessories:  TE Cloud Border Die, Pinking Circle Stacklets, Simple Tabs, Banner Stacklets 1, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares

Monday, July 8, 2013

Taylored Expressions Launch Party!

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Hello!  Today is an exciting day at Taylored Expressions because TE is launching a brand new web store!  The new store has several new and improved features~YAY!  Make sure you stop by and check it out and while you're there, set up your account!  10 people are going to win a $25 gift certificate just for setting up their account!  You have until Friday to qualify:)

Taylored Expressions is going to have fun party games and prizes all week long!!! Today, we're kicking off the fun by sharing projects featuring the new Summer Love stamp set. This is an exclusive web launch set available only through Sunday FREE with any order over $20 before tax and shipping! (limit one set per customer.)  Here's a look at the set:



So cute, right?  Here's a fun little card and tag that I made using the Summer Love set:


For my card I used this adorable ice cream truck image along with the fun "celebrate!" sentiment.  I colored it up to coordinate with some Basic Grey Kneehighs dp~love the colors!  I also used the TE Banner Stacklets 1 Dies, and the TE Open Scallop Border Die.


For my tag I used a TE Tag Stacklets 1 Die along with the ice cream cone image and "Let's Party!" sentiment from Summer Love.  I cut out the sentiment using the oval from the TE Band-It Die Set, and used Basic Grey Kneehighs dp once again.  Here's a close up of the ice cream truck:


Make sure you check out Taylor's Blog to see how you can win that $25 gift certificate just by setting up an account, and don't forget to check out the new look at www.tayloredexpressions.com!

Tomorrow Taylor has something really fun planned, so don't forget to stop by her blog.  I'll be back Wednesday with another special project.  Have a great day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamp:  TE Summer Love
Paper:  Gray and White cs, Basic Grey Kneehighs dp
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  Tag Stacklets 1 Die, Banner Stacklets 1 Die, Open Scallop Border Die, Band-It Die Set, Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Foam Squares, Ribbon, CB Seeing Spots EF, Twine


Friday, July 5, 2013

Your Next Stamp Fun Friday Challenge #2!

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Hello!  A new month brings a new Fun Friday Challenge at YNS!  We have both a new sketch and a new inspiration picture for you to play along with. Remember, you can use either the sketch or the picture or both for your projects!  Are you ready to see them?



So fun, right?  I used the sketch for my card today, and also pulled some colors from the inspiration picture:


I used the darling YNS set Basket Animals for the main image, and the clouds are from Up, Up, and Away.  I also used the YNS Fishtail/Banner Die Set.  The dp is Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Girl.  

We hope you'll play along with us at least once this month!  Please see the YNS Challenge Blog for all the details:)  Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous Friday! 

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Your Next Stamp Basket Animals, Up, Up, and Away
Paper:  Kraft, White cs, Echo Park Paper Co. Sweet Girl
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Accessories:  YNS Fishtail/Banner Dies, Circle Nestabilities, Foam Squares, Sewing Machine

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