Come to be inspired and have fun tagging along with me on my crafting journey as I do my creative activities .....Cardmaking, Scrapping, Faithbooking ... by Kari

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

FaItH SoNgS For His Glory Guest Designer - Dec. 28, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

I hope you are all excited about the upcoming new year! I know I am ...and I wish you all the most blessed one yet! :) Today I have my wonderful guest designer Carolyn Phillips...she is so talented and does great stuff and I just love her tag she made the other day well she is my Faith Songs guest today so yeppers....twice this week! hehe Enjoy her creativity and give her some bloggy love!


This simple two verse hymn is by Joseph Hart, 1759 and for me is always reminiscent of this time of year. As a child I was brought up in a Methodist church in the heart of Lancashire and it was traditional for us to sing this hymn to welcome in the New Year, at midnight service, on New Years day, or on the last/first Sunday of the year. The simple words have remained with me and the reminder of who it is I trust and worship; His unending love and power; His faithfulness; His guiding presence; all help me to ensure I start the year, the month, the week, the day off right, with thankfulness and trust.
How good is the God we adore,
Our faithful unchangeable Friend!
His love is as great as His power,
And knows neither measure nor end!
’Tis Jesus the First and the Last,
Whose Spirit shall Guide us safe home,
We’ll praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all that’s to come.
My project is part of my desire to get myself a little more organised, and is a simple homemade clipboard. I started with a piece of card, bigger than A4 and first covered it in small pieces of green patterned paper, using lots of scraps. Then I added a layer of vintage photo distress stain. When dry this was followed by a layer of tissue (facial tissue, separated into layers!) that had been stamped on with various stamps. All this was stuck down with cheap pva glue. When the tissue layer was dry I rubbed in some iced-spruce distress ink and added various words from the hymn with different alpha stickers. The whole thing is protected with a layer or two of quick drying varnish and finished with the securely glued on addition of two bulldog clips and a little embellishment in the form of cogs, because this is a working tool! The cogs were carefully added where they will mainly be outside of a standard sized piece of paper in the clips.



May we all know God’s goodness in the coming year.

Wow...what awesome song...and I never heard this before but I love it! Thanks so much Carolyn for being my wonderful guest designer this week and sharing your creativity and heart!! :) Hugs! 
Make sure you all come back again and I am going to be making some changes to my blog and update the tentative schedule and want to do a goal of at least everyday of my blog to have something here for you all! yeppers...more creativity is happening! :) woohooo! 

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Monday, December 26, 2011

Faith Verse Guest Designer....Dec. 26, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my Blog! :)

Today I have a very talented and sweet designer Carolyn Phillips!!! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas but I am glad it is over and hope you remember to sing Happy Birthday to Jesus!! I know I sang to him...always! hehe and now let's get to our featured designer today! :) Don't forget to give the bloggy love! Be blessed! :)


There are so many wonderful verses for this time of year, but the verse I choose as a favourite has been a favourite for many years. It is from Luke ch2 and is the beginning of the message the angels brought, “Fear Not”  Speaking directly into the immediate need, and telling of the saviour, the cause for hope, the first time the good news of the gospel was spoken, it began with the words ‘Fear Not’. This first proclamation was to deadbeat shepherds, on the edges of society, but the gospel was for them, just like it is for us. The good news of Christmas is that we need not fear because Jesus came, lived and died and lives.
 
My project is based around another tag, using several of the techniques I picked up doing the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. I used alcohol inks on a transparency and then put blending solution on a stamp and stamped it on top. I cut the tag shape out and glued it to the background. The angel was stamped and heat embossed before being cut out and mounted on sticky pads. The words are stickers and it is finished off with a button threaded with net and net/twine at the top. The whole tag has then been mounted on a card and used as a Christmas card for my daughter. (and she was very pleased with it).
 
 
 
Hope you have a peaceful Christmas and a blessed new year.
 
Wow what an awesome project! thanks so much Carolyn...much love and hugs to you gir! :) You are a blessing! :)
Thanks friends as always for stopping by and have a blessed day! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas to you all! :)

Hello Friends!

Merry Christmas!! I hope you all have a blessed time with friends, family and your family.  I don't celebrate it like I used to...I stay home with my son and we serve on Christmas day in the soup kitchen.  Makes me remember what it is all about...remembering Jesus and celebrate to honor him and wish him a "Happy Birthday"! so remember the importance of the season....Jesus and hope, wonder, and most of all Love!  I am so disappointed that we didn't have snow this year was really hoping the weatherman was wrong...hehe...but I guess not ...so it is kind of weird....hehe...but from my house to yours ...Have the most blessed Christmas ever! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop - Dec. 18, 2011

If you are here for Kinderstampo Ornament Blog Hop please scroll down...thanks! but if you are here for the Happy Birthday Jesus Blog hop you are in the right place.... :)

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog!

Today we are celebrating Jesus I am so thrilled to celebrate my Lord and Savior of my Life!!! He is the reason of the Season after all...may you be bless! :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!!!
Thanks for joining us for our Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop. Today, we are worshiping the King & celebrating the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON! This Hop is Hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green (Please Make this a link to http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/) If you've hopped along from The Fantastic Michelle, then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Tina (We wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)


Thank you for Celebrating with us Today! In the midst of all the hustle and bustle of the Holidays, We have to remember the one we really celebrate and love and who is the TRUE REASON FOR THE SEASON! Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


BLOG CANDY:


There is TONS of Great Candy in this Hop. We have 7 Sponsors for this hop with FANTASTIC PRIZES!!!!

1. Jen's Digi Stamps - http://www.jensdigistamps.com/ (Gift Certificate)

2. Michelle's Scrapbooking & More- http://michellescrap.com/ (Gift Certificate)

3. Heather Flaherty w/ {ippity} - http://www.iheartippity.com/ (Gift Certificate)

4. Papercrafting World - www.papercraftingworld.com (Gift Certificate)

5. Scraptastical Kreations- http://scraptasticalkreations.com/ (Gift Certificate)

6. K Andrews Designs- http://www.kandrewdesigns.com/ (Stamp Set)

7. My Family Keepsakes- http://myfamilykeepsakes.com/ (12x12 print/page)


What You Have to Do To Be in the Running for these Fabulous Prizes:


1. The Ladies have all worked hard on their Projects, Please Comment on Every Stop Along the way on Both Days. (Separate Line up December 17th & 18th)

2. Please Become a Follower of CraftyAnd Green (http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/)


For my project today I made a LO telling our story of how we celebrate Jesus' birthday ...my son and I have a tradition of  reading Luke chapter 1 and then we get our favorite dessert or a dessert that we want for that year and put a candle in it and then we sing Happy Birthday to Jesus! :) It is a great tradition and hopefully something Josh will hand down to his children this tradition.

I planned on taking a picture of our dessert this year and put it in the green space.  That way a recorded memory for this year of 2011.

For the recipe of the LO: First off I used my Red Stickers from my collection to spell "Happy Birthday Jesus" then I used a Christmas printed paper from my stash (can't remember the origin of this) and sticked it...hehe..and then typed up the story/tradition on the computer as well as the other words on white cardstock then cut some red paper to pop it up a bit to stand out. Then I cut the squares from the glitter green cardstock I had in my stash for the nativity scene and the future picture of the dessert and pasted that.  The flowers I just cut three large size and then a smaller size which the smaller size I smashed them after I inked them a bit with green ink pad then I put a adhesive glitter gem for the centers and then cut the leaves and added that to the flowers then pasted to the page. Voila...easy peasy but pretty! :) Don't you think the flowers look like the Poppies? hmmm....



Now, Hippity Hop on over to Autumn To see her Fabulous Creation Today!

Thanks for stopping by friends and if you want I would love to have you as my follower or subscribe to my email but not required ...now go and have fun hopping on the hop and give the love to all of us today! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Kinderstamp Christmas Ornament Blog Hop Dec. 17-18, 2011

Hello Friends and welcome to my Blog! :)

I am so thrilled to be a part of the Kinderstamp Blog Hop and this time we are making an ornament and having fun making it too! well at least I did...love making a mess...hehe...hope you are inspired and please check out the rules and my project and have fun hopping....if you came from
Sandy Jones: http://teardrop-loveandbeloved.blogspot.com/
blog's then you are in the right place but if you happened upon my blog please start at
KinderStampO: www.KinderStampO.com
blog so you don't miss a thing! :)

Here is my ornament for the hop...I had a different ornament originally and well we had an incident that I um...don't want to talk about here....so I had to scramble and make another one at 1 am in the morning of the hop...not a good time but anyways made it! I decided to forget the paper/glass one do an altered 2 inch frame that I have of my oldest son's grad pic from a couple of years ago.  Hope you like it! :)



Recipe:  I took a  2 inch frame that was already crackled and glue gunned these flowers and leaves and then I put gems on the one large flower, and the butterfly and then I blinged it with some little bling I had leftover.  The flowers were easy to make and I inked them and rolled them up and easy peasy...then I put a ribbon on the back and glue gunned it so it stayed in place and then finished! :)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to go to the next stop...the talented:
Scrappinpinkpiglet: http://scrappinpinkpiglet.blogspot.com/
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I am a Guest Designer for Susan Today - Dec. 15, 2011


Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today I am Susan's guest designer on Susana's Corner so please give the love to both of us...I completely forgot this GD post and so I came up with something quick which makes it a nice last minute gift for anyone...and today I did a gift that can keep for all year around and you can do many things with this...I want it to be simple for a friend I am giving it to but I know of another I planned to make and I am going to bling it up...hehe...

You know those magnet clear picture plastic frames you can buy for a buck or a pack for a couple of dollars...this is what I do to give inexpesnively so that way my thought is out there...here is what they look like plain and you can put a whole lot because of the space btw the plastic parts of it.


But I choose to do a confetti cardstock and stamped some images on them and chalked it up to make it soft and then let it all dry and voila put in the frame and they can hang this on their fridge or where ever there is a magnetic feature.  Pretty easy peasy but nice for stockings and tree hangings even...something to think about the other one I am going to show later..I am going to add a different kind of image and put some bling on the plastic...oh yea...



Yep you will have to come back and see that one...hehe...

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day friends! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Faith Verse Guest Designer....Dec. 14, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today I have my Friend Lynne Kirsch again as my guest designer...woohooo! ...hehe...she is so talented and love her creative projects and today is so beautiful! make sure you check out her blog Her Craftiness! Check her project out below and don't forget to give the bloggy love.:)

Take it away Lynne! :)

Another wonderful day in blogland as I am Kari's Guest Designer - woo hoo 2 days in a row - for her Faith Song For His Glory. I have chosen a song that I know others have sung but I love the version by Alabama - Happy Birthday Jesus. 


For my project, I made a gift for Jesus as the words say, this gift I give to you -- it is the gift of Jesus.


This is a slider card using the gift package using the Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed cut at 5.75-inches using Mrs. Claus' Kitchen Paper Stack, the black paper is from my scratch box, and I used the prism hologram paper for the bow with the bakery twine (thank you Edwina Brown) tied gift tag.


When you slide open the card, it shows my gift for you -- the gift of Jesus. Baby Jesus was cut at 2.75-inches from Cricut Cartridge Christmas Frolic. Now, I cut all pieces from scraps but I cut Baby Jesus face and blanket out of white paper and then shaded the paper. The background paper is from Michael's and is a Reflections Hologram .

Well, I hope you enjoy not only my song I chose but my special gift for you! Merry Christmas and thank you Kari and be sure to stop by and give her some bloggie love!

God Bless
Hugs and Love,
Lynne

Wow what a great idea and I love this! :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day friends!

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Guest Designer Tuesday - Dec. 13, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog!

Sorry I have not posted in a few days...been sickie and then my boy got sick and so now I am coming back and today I want you to give some bloggy love to my dear friend and sister Lynne Kirsch who has a fantastic blog and very talented! So check her out at Her Craftiness!

I'm honored to be Kari's Guest Designer today! Thank you Kari !!!
For my project today for Miss Kari is an adorable snowman that was cut with Winter Frolic with a few modifications - he's got a snowflake in his belly which was imported to cut using Cricut Design Studio and then underlined with the clear paper. His belly contains snowflakes and glitter when shook.



I love him and think he's adorable and hope you do also.

Thank you Kari for giving me the privilege to post on your page today.

God Bless each of you!
Hugs and Love,
Lynne

Wow what an adorable snowman and don't forget the love and have a blessed day my friends! Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Guest designer for Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures Dec. 10, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today I am a guest designer on Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures and I just love their store you need to check it out and you can by going to their blog...http://www.ohlalavintagetreasures.com/ and if you love Shabby chic, vintage like I do you will love it! :)  Now lets get to it...They have a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop...each day they have someone on their blog to give you an idea for Christmas...food, decor, wearables, hangings...so much fun...and there is a lot of cool stuff on their and oh my gosh you should check out the awesome hanging skates! beautiful if I may say so myself...but I didn't make that one...hehe...today is my time...

And I decided to make two projects since I was so INSPIRED...hehe...first one is my greenery I had....I usually hang it above my door plain with color lights outside...but this year I wasn't in the mood to do that and it is a lot of trouble...so I decided to make something for me that I would enjoy for years to come and since I love PURPLE! ...well you know I had to go with it...hehe...so I decided to go all out decorating purple and silver this year...with a little bit of different shades of purple...check it out below...

Here is my plain greenery:
Then I added the ribbon I have received from my pastor's wife that she gave me (she gave me two! so pretty!)  and then added that in to start off the color to add to it.

I got some beautiful ribbons from my pastor's wife...two rolls of purple! different designs and texture but I love them...I decided to use one of them today. And I added it to the greenery to give some oomph! so pretty! Then I took the left over ribbon that was left to make a bow and tied it on the greenery. Now it is finished with the ribbon part.












I then made some flowers to add to it so I can beautify it...hehe...and of course more purple again! different shades of it.  I show here how I made them...first off cut a square the smaller the size the smaller the flower I start out with 2x2, 3x3, and up it goes...I love making these so simple and easy peasy! First you cut the size you want...then cut the square into a circle then take the circle and cut it around its shape the swirls is what helps make it roll so you can get the flower shape then make sure you leave a base circle near the end of the cut so you can stand the flower on it after loosening it up. Then glue gun it or use a strong adhesive of your choice to keep it from moving.  Then I wanted to glitz it but ...gasp...I am um...out of stuff....oye...so I left them as they are and yep glue gun it to the greenery. (Planned later to do some glitz! what is a girl with out bling?) Then I cut some leaves and glue gun those to some of the flowers and then I added a small one to the bow to make it pop! and voila! you can hang it up on above a door post or above a picture and it would look beautiful! :)






I have done another project when I finished this because it gave me another idea when I was doing the flowers...hehe...you know that is how it rolls sometimes...

I have decided to make a pin or brooch as sometimes called....hehe...I made two more flowers and cut another leaf...cut a piece of lace ribbon and folded it in half ...then got the pin back and put it all together and this would make a great gift all year long especially at Mother's Day!
Again another easy peasy! just make sure you glue it altogether...hehe...







Thanks for being with me today and I had a great time playing with all of these flowers today...hope you come back to visit me some more for I will have a lot of other stuff to show you before Christmas so you can make some decorations for your tree and or a gift to make.  Hugs!

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paper Hoarder Design Team Post - Dec. 9, 2011

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today was Paper Hoarder Design team Christmas Home Decor project...I was thrilled to be able to take part of this today...I am giving this to a friend....nothing like a pretty homemade gift! :)

My project is an altered frame: I originally was going to use a frame with glass and all but an incident happen...shshsh...btw us okay....hehe...then I decided to fix it by using a cardboard backing and then put I put a musical paper on it but first I inked it up to make it look a little old like I found an old music sheet worn out and pasted it...then I stamped some images from my favorite stamps I have from Hero Arts and they are the nativity scene and the Come and let us Adore Him and then I used a different stamp for the Christmas saying (can't remember who)  used versa mark and silver emboss and then inked it up to make it look old again...then I made some flowers and put choc pearl gems in it and then cut out some leaves to make it look a little more real...then I put gems on the bottom of the scene to give it a little oomp...next time I think I will make more of those flowers they are easier to make than I thought they would be...so now I know how to make some different ones...this will be at least 5th kind...yay! anyways put it all back behind the pretty frame that had a little patina on it and voila....a wall hanging for someone's wall! :)  (excuse the fact you can't see the emboss the lighting makes it look shiny and I have not been able to figure out how to keep it from happening...hehe.)



Hope you are inspired and to make something for someone special in your life too...nothing like giving from your heart....Merry Christmas! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas FaItH SoNgS For His Glory Blog Hop - Dec. 7, 2011

Hello Friends! and Welcome to my blog! :)
Today we are worshipping the King and the reason for the season! I am so excited I love to listen to music and Christmas songs and...um..cough cough... well they get started in November after Thanksgiving...hehe....I know a lot of you have your favorites you love each year at this special time...we have to remember the One we really celebrate and love and who is the true reason of the season! Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

My gift is for you is to know HIM...so with that said please follow the rules and comment on my blog as well as my guest designers and I will draw the winner of hop by random.org...and please give all the talented designers on my hop some love and Christmas wishes would be nice! Some have e-mail notifications you can sign up for to keep up with their happenings of their blog and we would love to have you as followers too but not required.

Oh yeah what is a hop with out a little candy? tee hehe ...We have a wonderful prize that my sponsor will send the winner of the random.org draw and so please comment and make sure to give me your email addy or I will have to redraw...the sponsor of  our wonderful hop is Jillian Vance! Thanks so much for your sponsorship! we adore your stamps and other things on your website! if you have not had the chance to check it out...please do so at

Here is the prize package: The Christmas Blessing Package and a bag of Pear Pins! :) 


Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way...of course I am the host and thanks for being here today.


1. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ "Mary Did You Know"
2. Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/  "The First Noel"
3. Carolyn - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/ and my sons is "Hark the Herals Angels Sing"
4. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ and my song is "Ihr Kinderlein Kommet"
5. Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com  and my song is "Silent Night"
6. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/ "Joy to the World"
7. Jen Y - http://www.expressivelyme.blogspot.com  and my song choice is "O Holy Night" :)
8. Tina- http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com  My song is Labor of Love


I picked the song "Mary Did You Know?" that is one of my favorite songs ...I love this because it reminds me that Mary was a great part of the story and can you imagine a Virgin who was picked by God himself to carry his son...what a tremendous responsibility and I can't even imagine how it must have been for her...I admire her for her faith and obedience! but like the song itself it makes you question what she really thought...interesting and I sure would love to know! I am gonna ask her when I get to heaven! :)

Here is my song:
"Mary Did You Know"

[Originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene]

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has come to make you new?
This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy will calm the storm with His hand?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little Baby you kissed the face of God?

Mary did you know.. Ooo Ooo Ooo

The blind will see.
The deaf will hear.
The dead will live again.
The lame will leap.
The dumb will speak
The praises of The Lamb.

Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?
Did you know
that your Baby Boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping Child you're holding is the Great, I Am

Here is my project:   I did a gift tag I am going to put on a bag that I am also decorating for someone special who is getting a homemade gift from me this year.  I love to make something and give it away... :)


Here is the recipe: I used a sizzix die tag cut (love this design!) and then I inked it up around the tag with Marvy Uchida grey stamp pad then I stamped the swirly and the nativity scene with my silver mettallic color box stamp pad and the "Believe" in my Ranger butterscotch ink pad (love this color!) then I blinged it up with some gems of yellow and clear to make it look like a star exploded over baby Jesus, making it a joyous occasion which it was! then I smattered it with grey ink with my sponge brush I love to use too...then finished it off with a yellow wired ribbon that I had ...something different but I think it is pretty. :) Hope you like it! :)

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is: talented Dena Jones! :)

Don't forget to give the bloggy love and have a great time hopping. :) and be blessed this Christmas! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop - Dec. 3-4, 2011 (Day 1)

Welcome Friends and Welcome to my Blog!  
If you are here for the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop you are in the right place but if you want to go to Christmas Card Blog Hop or Jen's Birthday Blog Hop please scroll down ...thanks! :)

Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Jennifer's blog . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog :  http://missdjones.blogspot.com
 
There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
 

Here is my project : I decided to do a simple tag to attach to the glad treat box that I am giving to a friend with my goodies which is my yummy Peanut Butter Flake Candy.  The recipe is below and its so easy I make at least 5 batches of this every Christmas....everyone loves it.  Don't take long at all and you can put the goodies in a nice treat box of your own.  



Here is the recipe for the tag...I use my favorite sizzix die tag cut out and inked it up with red ink then I stamped it with some swirlys and then I put one of my dollar stamps I have found last year and stamped it with versa mark then embossed it with red embossing powder, then stickled the gems all over with pizzaz and then I also put snowflakes here with the gems and then kinds of ink spot it with my brush and then put red ribbon on it...easy peasy! but pretty...
Here is the recipe for the Peanut Butter Flake Candy.
1 cup Light Karo Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup Peanut Butter (Creamy or Crunch) *I use them both but in separate batches...
5 cups Corn Flakes


Put Sugar and Karo syrup in a sauce pan (med heat) Bring to boil for approx 1 minute. Then add peanut butter and stir well. Add cornflakes. Stir again to make sure evenly coated. Pour onto cookie sheet and let set/cool, then break apart and put in containers. (I used the Glad containers - they are perfect! )

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit Susan's blog next to see what she has to share with you!

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Christmas Card Blog Hop Dec. 3rd and 4th, 2011 (Dat 1)

Hello Friends and welcome to my blog! :)

If you have come from Amy's Blog then you are in the right place but if you have happened upon my blog please start at Nicollette's blog that way you don't miss a thing and get some inspiration! Now unto the hop and check out below my project...have fun hopping! :)

Today all the requirement was for me to make a Christmas Card...and I made two kinds for the 2 day hop...here is my first one for today...pretty simple card and the reason for that is I had to make something quick for a friend the other day.  I hope she likes it! and make sure you come back tomorrow to see a really cute card. :)



Recipe: I used green cardstock (Olive), dark yellow (Almost Gold) cardstock to fit the print paper on top of the green and cut to size to fit and then I punched a scalloped circle and used one of my favorite stamps by Hero Arts that I have and then stickled the gems on some spots of the printed paper.  Pretty simple but pretty I thought.  :)

Now your next stop is talented designer Gill.

Thanks for stopping by as always you are treasured and loved! hugs! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Jen's Birthday Blog Hop - December 3, 2011

Jen's Birthday Blog Hop - December 3, 2011

Hello Friends!
Welcome to my blog today! I am several hops so make sure you are going to the right one or check them all out..hehe...thanks.  If you are coming from Faith's blog then you are in the right place but if you happened upon my blog please start at the beginning at Jen's blog we don't want you to miss a thing! :) now let's get this party started! :) and let's not forget to wish Jen a very Happy Birthday! :) Love ya Jen and wish you the best birthday ever! :)

The requirement we was to make anything birthday related....so here is mine! I decided to make a tag since I have not been feeling well and wanted to make something quick but nice that you can put with a gift.  So here is my take on it.

Here is the recipe:
I use a die cut from sizzix for this shape (I love this shape!) and I inked it up with purple...what else would I use? hehe...then I stamped some images on it with my versa mark purple ink pad and then the other color with my versa mark rose ink pad, bling it up to make it fun and yummy on the cupcake and also to reiterate the colors a bit on the cupcake I used my gel pens and stickled the cupcake frosting although you can't tell by this pic...I didn't realize I was out of my fuzzy purple ribbons...gasp...I know that is what I thought...hehe...so I use the next best close to purple till I do some shopping soon...and voila...easy peasy...gonna use it with a gift once I wrap it and that is gonna be cute! :)


Thanks for stopping by and your next stop is Gill's blog.  Don't forget the bloggy love! :) And wish something for Jen please....thanks! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Hoarders Design Post - Dec. 2, 2011

Hello Friends!
Welcome to my blog! Today is Paper Hoarder Designer day and today we were to make a Christmas Card for the Season.


Here is my card:

Here is the recipe: I used red cardstock (Barn Red from SU) then I pasted a scrap left over print paperon top of that  (can't remember the name of the paper) then I punched two scalloped circles 1 green and 1 white then I stamped the sentiment the Merry Christmas stamp (HA) one of my faves! :) with red ink then I popped dotted it to put on top of the green which I pasted to the print paper but it needed some more oomph and not so plain so I stamped some holly leaves with berries and cut them out and popped dotted those too and then I added some red glitter stickles to it and some dots on the print too and then I put some gems I had left and put it on that spot to give it a little more dimension...hope you like the card...it was really racking my brain to come up with something that I would like with this printed paper...didn't want it to be too busy...but it turned out better after I let it dry...hehe...

Thanks for stopping by and giving the bloggy love! :)
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Faith Verse Christmas Blog Hop - November 30,2011

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Faith Verse Christmas Blog Hop - November 30, 2011
Hello Friends!
Welcome to my blog! 
Today we are here to give God the glory for what is the real reason of the season with our favorite verse for Christmas that means so much to us...please read and enjoy the creations these wonderful ladies did on their blog. Now lets get this party started!


I am the start of this wonderful hop we are to show you the wonderful testimonies and creations today. :)


We have a prize to give away and it is 3 of Jen's Digi Stamps so you must comment on every blog along the way...easy peasy! :)


My favorite chapter for Christmas is Luke Chapter 1. I always had one of my children read the story. It is important they know the legacy of heritage and history and that it begins with Jesus. I am so glad that I have him as Lord and Savior of my life. My verse I am using today is: Luke 1:31 "You will be with child and give birth to a SON; and you are to give him the name JESUS." I find this interesting that it was very explicit directions that the angel Gabriel gave to Mary...the name Jesus is very significant, it is a Greek form of the Hebrew name, Joshua (also my son's name) was a common name meaning "the Lord saves". Just as Joshua lead the people to the promise land Jesus lead the people to eternal life. I love this part of our heritage and history and how much HOPE this gives us all. May you all be blessed this Christmas season and in the New Year! God bless and love to you all.
I made a card with one of my favorite stamps that I have had forever that I brought from my local LSS and isn't it awesome! :)
I use a glittered Cardstock from my LSS and then I stamped with Versa Mark with the sentiment and the nativity scene and then embossed with silver powder. Then I pasted to a black cardstock to give it a little dimension with a popped dot behind it on both then put on the card stock then I used some of my leftover bling to make it like well stars blowing by the wind. Sorry the pic isn't that great due to the light, but I tried it just "shined"...hehe...
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have been inspired and remember the important reason for the season! :)


Your next stop on our hop is:  Lynne -http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/


Here is the line up just in case you get lost . . . have fun hopping! :)


Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Lynne -http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Tina- http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com
April - www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
Carolyn - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/

Thanks again for stopping by and don't forget the bloggy love! :)

PurpleFuntastick Creations Guest Designer - Tuesday

Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today is PurpleFuntastick Creations Guest Designer Tuesday and I have my talented and great friend Susan Bermudez. Please make sure you check out her blog Susana's Corner and give her some love! :) She recentely became a Creative Memory consultant and below she will give you more information. Now off you go to enjoy her creation for the day! :)
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Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: large;">Thanks to my dear friend Kari of Purple Funtastick Creations for having me as Guest Designer today. I have to say that I am just loving my Storybook Creator software from Creative Memories. I think that is one of the many reasons I decided to become a Independent Consultant. I decided to make a digital Christmas card with the software that took all of 10 mins to make. Here it is:
Can you imagine the possibilities for your own Christmas cards? I can help you make your own special digital cards for the holidays as well. Let me help you with your digital photo holiday card needs (at a 20% savings this week only). Here are more details on my blog today: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-holiday-card-party.html
Thanks Kari for having me as a guest designer and I am so grateful for the opportunity to share this with you. Until next time...

Wow...isn't that a cute pic! Thanks Susan for being my guest today and I wish you well on your new endeavor as a Creative Memories Consultant. :)
Thanks friends for stopping by and make sure you leave some love for us! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Monday, November 28, 2011

Faith Verse Guest Designer....Nov 28, 2011

Hello Friends! and welcome to my blog! :)

Today we have a wonderful guest designer and she is my very talented friend Susan Bermudez from Susana's Corner...so make sure to check out her blog and I am so excited she is here today so check her out below...
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Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: large;">Happy holidays all and welcome to my guest designer spot for Kari's Faith Verse Group. I wish that all my projects could come together this easily. The verse just spoke to me and I went from there. I chose Isaiah 40:31 which says "... those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Here is the layout I made:
On Eagle's Wings by Michael Joncas
I decided to go simple with this layout and used my Creative Memories Storybook Creator software. I love how I can take a picture file and make it opaque in the background. The song in the background is an old hymn from my Childhood, "On Eagles' Wings". The words that stand out for me are:
"And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand."
Even during our darkest hours, we can pray and feel Him raising us up. I cannot tell you how many times this has happened for me and I am so grateful for it. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. This includes raising a family without a job right now . I thank Kari for having me as a Guest Designer today and pray that all is well in your neck of the woods. Please stop be her blog HERE and bless her as well. May you be blessed today and always. Until next time....


Susan

Wow!...thanks Susan and some good stuff as always and thanks for being my guest designer today and I hope you were inspired by her project and thanks for coming by and come back again! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Hello Kitty Hop! 11-27-11

If you are looking for my other two hops the Thankful For Blog Hop and/or Tanya's Surprise Birthday Party Blog Hop ....look in my archives if not showing up below this post! thanks


Hello Friends and welcome to my blog! :)
Today I am in another hop and we are sharing our projects and our favorite recipe for the season...Hope you enjoy and have fun hopping. :) Check out my creation below. :)


11/27/11 - Hello Kitty Hop
Welcome to the Hello Kitty Hop! It's the day after Thanksgiving and Hello Kitty is out shopping to give all her good friends presents whether it be cat nip or something super special. Hop along with us while Hello Kitty is getting herself ready for the holiday season whether it be decorating the tree, wrapping presents, or just looking dog gone kitty cute! If you came from Shannon's blog then you are in the right place but if you happened upon my blog then you need to start at the beginning at Lynne's blog here, don't want you missing anything from the party! :) just follow the tinsel as we decorate the town with Hello Kitty!

For our blog candy we are offering four - 5-incb Hello Kitty cuts for you to complete as your own which include a snowman, Christmas tree, Hello Kitty elf, and Hello Kitty all dressed in her new winter coat with antlers for those who stop and leave a comment each hop along the way!!!
So make sure you don't forget the bloggy love! and now lets get this party started! :)

I made a simple card and I am not sure who I am giving it to but I am thinking of two adorable little girls that would love it! ...hehe...but for now keep that btw us... :) I have not done a cartoon before for a card so this is my first time and well it was difficult! who would have thunk it...I had to do it twice cause I didn't like the first one and made a boo boo ....well that wouldn't do for Miss Kitty...she has to be perty! :)



I used a red cardstock from my LSS and then punched up some snowflakes from a MS punch I have and then I put some pink gems on it to give it dimension as well as well Miss Kitty loves pink you know...hehe...and then I found a color page but I forgot where I got it from and duh forgot to write it down but it is from a free coloring site...and printed it on cardstock and to size I wanted....then I colored with my water color pencils (SU) Miss Kitty with Christmas colors as well as her famous pink outfit and I popped dotted her so she is flying like an angel she is...she is holidaze now...hehe...I even use stickles to bling her up a bit and made flowers look like pointsettas... then I use my versa mark on the Christmas stamp and used red emboss powder to make a simple sentiment and to pop it up a bit...Hope you love the card! :)


Your next stop is talented Jearise! :)


Thanks for stopping by my blog and have fun hopping! :) don't forget the bloggy love and have a wonderful time! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thankful Faith Blog Hop - Nov. 25-27, 2011

LinkHello Friends and Welcome to my blog! :)

Today I am in two hops so make sure you get to the right one and scroll down for Tanya's Surprise Birthday Party.

Well this is the Thankful Faith Blog Hop and I am thrilled to be participating in this one and there is so many things to be thankful for and how blessed I am beyond measure is understatement. I am excited and some exciting changes are coming up for me in my life next year...will tell more about that later when I know more details. I am so thankful mostly and first is for my Lord Jesus and Savior! :) Now check out what Nana has to say today....

Welcome to our monthly Faith Blog Hop! We are delighted that you have decided to join us and are praying that the Lord would impact your life through what we have to share with you. If you came from Nana's blog you are in the right place. This month's hop is focused on "Being Thankful, even when life gives you no reasons". Our prayer is that you are blessed, touched, moved, and inspired to look at what we have to share and decide to make it your own. We are opening up the challenge so that you can share your projects with us as well, and cannot wait to see what you will create. Throughout the hop you will find many RAK's, so please feel free to leave comments about your reactions, and thoughts. We love to hear from you!

Now to the hop:

Here are the bold and beautiful women who will participate this month:

Nana- http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com

Kari- http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/

Christel- http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Wendy-http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/

Marjolaine- http://twelvestonesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Thanksgiving has become almost a "cliche" in America. Every year more and more commercial items are sold for this Holiday, yet the very essence of what Thanksgiving Day should be about is lost. We are not truly Thankful for much, since our lives are filled with complaints, worries, and stress; and to top it off, the Holidays are a cruel reminder of people that we have lost, or failures that have taken over our lives, or just plain melancholy. ( I wonder how many of you are now shaking your head...)

The question then becomes: How do I change this attitude? Is it possible to be thankful in the midst of the hard circumstances? Is it possible to be thankful when life gives you NO reasons to be thankful? I wonder how many of you identify with this song:

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The Answer to the questions above is a RESOUNDING YES! The truth of the matter is that even though everything is taken from you, even if your very life is at stake, the fact that you have breath and are alive is worthy of saying thanks. This because in still having breath, you can hold on to the hope that the Lord still is working something GOOD for your life (Romans 8:28)

If you are anything like me (who has struggled with depression) you might be feeling that your very life is what you DO NOT want - and so it is difficult for you to have a sense of gratitude even for the smallest things that come with being alive. If that is you, consider the promises the Lord puts in His Word! The Bible declares that the Lord cannot lie, so no matter in what season of your life you find yourself in, consider the prayers uttered in this song, and the great reminder of what the Word of God has to say about each of these circumstances. You will find hope and reasons to be thankful even when life itself hands you no reasons!

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May the Lord bless you and keep you! May His face shine upon you!

I decided to make a Scripture Saying Easel as a thing to remind me of what God offers me for my Thankful project. I thought it be kewl to remind myself that he has given me the power, strength, love and self-discipline to do what I need to do in my life and go forth with a positive and active attitude. He has blessed me beyond measure but he also gave me the tools to be thankful everyday no matter the circumstances. The bible is full of his instructions and He is there to walk with us through life's crazy days. I love this scripture 2 Timothy 1:7. It reminds me how to face fear and to walk with his strength and face things head on and also to know that my self-control and my attitude makes a major difference how I react to situations and towards people even those I don't like very well and being thankful for the situation at hand. We have to be THANKFUL for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING! And that is where self-discipline also comes in again...I have to discipline myself how to be positive and not be filled with negativity and all that other stuff that Satan likes to pull on us to deceive us and you I am sure know what I am talking about...filling the mind with negative self talk and emotions at other people to lash out and give up. But we were not equipped with this...that is not God's way...he is of Love and gentleness....I love HIS attributes and so thankful for those! I am so thankful for HIS Words! Thankfulness shows us to Him our faith and our character. We represent him...and we should be thankful for all he does! :) Thankful we are made in HIS image and so much more...he loved us to let Jesus die for us that alone is a lot to be thankful for. So lets lift up our hands in praise and be thankful to him everyday and not just once a year at Thanksgiving...be blessed my friends.

Recipe...Purple (Plum) cardstock and printed paper from my the stash...and then the image is from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique ..(she has some great images for Free on Tuesdays to download) and then I colored with diff shades of purple water color pencils...(you got to know that I love purple and since it is for me for once I am going with that...hehe) and then I used my clear glitter stickles to pop up the major words to highlight it then embellish with a butterfly of course... and the put it all on the card to make it pretty to look at everyday....

Thanks for being with us. Feel free to create a project and post it over on Paper Tree House Studio. We would love to bless you! :)

Hop on over to Christel's blog to continue with your journey of Thankfulness... ;)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy hopping today and I would like to have you make one comment what you are most thankful for this year and I wish you many Thanksgiving blessings as well as a wonderful Thanksgiving ever! :)

In His Love,

Be Inspired,

Kari

Tanya's Surprise Birthday Party Blog Hop



Hello Friends and Welcome to my blog!
Surprise Tanya! Happy Birthday to you! :)
If you are here from Donna's blog....then you are in the right place if you happened upon my blog then start at the beginning at Zeni's blog and thanks for coming by..we don't want you to miss a thing and the Grand Prize! :P Which is great and it is a Cricut Imagine cart (from Zeni) and a prize pack from Kristina Byers from Your Memories Here. So make sure you give bloggy love on all the stops and give us your emailing addy. :) Now lets get this Par-ty started!! :)



....all the requirement was to make something birthday related for the birthday girl ...Tanya Stillwell...she is one of the sweetest and generous gals I know and I am happy to have her as a great friend in my life. :)

Today I made her a Card. Excuse the pic trying to get use to the new cam but it is so nice to have one again...just got to play a little more with it to get a better shot! :)



Recipe: I used my chocolate cardstock and then pasted the paisley paper that I got from a friend's stack of papers (a bundle for 4 dollars...last one too...drats!) and I put a choc fringe ribbon on it, then put a bunch of embellies on it like the flowers, a little bling, glitter punch of a butterfly and then punched some circles and layered them and the sentiment is from my clear Hero Arts set that I had for a long time from the Birthday Celebration Set I think it is called...and used my rose color ink pad.
I really like how the card turned out...kinda groovy the way I think of Tanya...hehe...

Thanks for hopping along with us and I am the last stop of the day and don't forget to go to Tanya's FB or blog and wish her a mighty wonderfully blessed birthday ever! :) And don't forget the bloggy love. May you be blessed! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

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