Wednesday, November 24, 2010

YNS...The Borrowers...

I'm having a BALL being the GUEST DESIGNER for November at YNS and today I'm sharing my final post.  Thank you to all my stamping friends who have checked out my projects and have commented too!  Extra special thanks to Karen for supplying the FABULOUS stamps and opportunity to design for her, and to Sem for beautifully organizing such fun HOPS and events!!!   

Every stamper loves a good challenge right? The final November challenge is a DOOSIE for me!  This challenge is called The Borrowers (YNSC30). That means challenge participants should CASE a Design Team Member's card creation...That's a hard one...

Who was I going to CASE and which card would it be???

Would it be Linda C for the simple layouts, use of twine and deelish coloring???
Would it be Jenny for her use of plain cardstock to highlight an awesome image???
Would it be Crystal for her use of stick pins, pouffy bows and deelish color combos?
Would it be Sylvia for her stitching, awesome layouts and rich colors???
Would it be Maureen for her cheery mix of patterned papers???
Would it be Beth for her love of bright pink and lime green???
Would it be Simonne for her awesome layouts and coloring
Would it be Kerri for her use of circles and that little banner to display sentiments???
Would it be Wendy for her adorable Have an Ice Day project tutorial???
Would it be Chris for her round layouts?

Hmmmm....lemme see....
I think I'll CASE KERRI today!  Yeah, since we share the same first name, why not choose her, it's only fair!

Now, whenever I CASE someone's work, I always draw up a little sketch and put it in my sketch book.  That way, the inspiration can stay with me forever, and I'll remember where the original *spark* came from.  So here's the little sketch:

And here's my creation: 

Stamps Used:  Your Next Stamp:  Merry Kiss-Mas
Ink:  Versafine Onyx (Clear Embossed), Versacolor Oasis Green, Distress Ink:  Weathered Wood
Diamond SticklesCopic Markers: 
Gold Liquid Pearls
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Nestabilities Circle/Scalloped circle dies
Plastic Snowflake, DMC thread and BLING from my stash

Body:  E33, E43, E50, E53, E93
Hair/Pants/Shoes:  E33, E35, E37, E53, YR14, E77
Dress/Shirt:  Y21, B32, B95, C1

Anyway, I used patterned paper from The PaperLoft collection called Old Town Tavern and the paper is called "Franklin"...LOVE PAPERLOFT!!!

Hope you find a YNS designer you would like to CASE today! Make sure to post your creation on the YNS challenge blog for your chance to win a special something from Karen!


  1. Oh my goodness, Kerry, I ADORE this card!!!! LOVE the color combo and your amazing coloring! Look at her dress~FABULOUS! I'm so honored that you decided to CASE me! Thanks, girlie:)

  2. LOVE your card Kerry I love the papers you used and your coloring is awesome!! I love your sketch too!! What a fabulous idea!!

  3. This is a fabulous Merry Kissmas creation! I've really enjoyed all your YNS creations and hope you join us again sometime!