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

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Popsickle card! how fun is summer!!

Hello Friends!
How are we all doing this summer?...mine is going so fast and with ballgames and cook outs, being with friends and therapy...going to quick for me...lol...but I got to thinking I am going to have a Cold Social where I can treat my friends at my place to ice cream and popsickles and this is the invitation I plan to make ....popsickle cards and isn't that cute!! I learned this trick a few years ago making them with a Stamping Up consultant and she does it differently but I added a few things to mine ....hope you can be inspired to come up with something like that! Have fun and the recipe is below each pic... :)

Vellum was used as a cover and I only had this last one and so I need to get some more but I stamped it and it got a little smudged but I am okay with that and the first thing you have to do is fold it in a A2 card size and make sure you use vellum glue that is available so it holds good and then at the top I crimped it to make it look like a real cover of popsickles you buy at the store ...and when you stamp make sure it dries before touching it or use starz on....I didn't have any so I used reg ink and it takes a while to dry...


Tor the card cut an 8 1/2" x 11" in half like for an A2 card size and then fold it in half then use corner rounder and scissors to make the paper cuts and indentions like a real popsickle



Do the same thing with the white cardstock inside of the popsickle and make sure the indentions and cuts were done the same to save me the trouble of mismatching it I put the white cardstock in while doing the red color cardstock for the popsickle and stamped it then I glued the wht cardstock down to the red but leave the bottom open so you can slide the sticks...you put some glue on the top of the sticks then onto the red cardstock and let it dry for a few mins...then you glue a small amount (I rubbed it on) the top of the sticks....to adhere the wht cardstock and voila!!
Hope you like the cute card I made and have fun having a Cold or Ice Cream Social...hmmm..maybe I should make an ice cream one next....lol...until next time enjoy and have fun! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired!
Kari

Hello Tuesday!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my blog! glad to see you! and thanks for the love! I am so thrilled with the comments and love I have received in the Hops I been doing and on my regular posts! You are the sweetest! :) love you all! :)

This brings me to my next goal...I want to reach 200 by June 30th and we are so close! I think we can do it and by sharing the word and I updated the tentative schedule...makes for a nice blog to check out...lol...if I may say so myself...love to give and create! It is the best thing...love to give surprises and I have not had that chance lately so I am going to get going and the prizes for the past month will be sent out on Friday...sorry for the delay ... just hetic right now with my schedule...and I am feeling much better the shoulder continues to improve everyday...and therapy starts this week...I will be involved in several hops coming up so make sure to sign up for my e-mail notifications for the blog to see what is up...I will be announcing winners soon for the past weekend hops...thanks for those of you who have commented and you are so kind and thanks for the positive feedback...

I will be sharing my guest designer later tonight and then also I have to post my fab idea for a craft that I did...and yep you will have to come back and find out what that is...lol...

Thanks for stopping by!
In His Love,
Be Inspired!
Kari

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Zoe's "Friendship" Blog Hop June 27th

Hello Friends!

If you are looking for the "Father's Love Blog Hop" please scroll down to the next post and remember it is the last day for this hop...thanks for stopping by...

Zoe's "Friendship Blog Hop"
I am so excited to be in another hop and this time to celebrate Friendships and I just love my friends!!! woot woot!! they are the best! and in the crafty world the most generous and loving I have met too!

If you are here from the Host Zoe...then you are in the right place if not and happened by chance please go back to the beginning at http://craftyx.blogspot.com because I don't want you to miss the chance of winning some candy! :)
I have included the lineup in case you get lost along the way...
  1. Host- Zoe Crafty X. http://craftyx.blogspot.com
  2. Kari Sanchez. http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ ME
  3. Nancy Morin http://www.scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com NEXT
  4. Erin Nagy http://www.pagesofpictures.com
  5. Linn Thompson Cloninger. http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com
  6. Gina Torres - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
  7. Gill McCall - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
  8. jackie-http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  9. Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/
  10. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
  11. Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincesjamie)- http://www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com
  12. Monica Edwards (scrap2treasure) http://www.scraps2treasure.blogspot.com
  13. Alina Coronado (Addicted to Scrapping) http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
  14. Melissa Langford Mueller (A Creative Journey) http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
  15. Jenny http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
  16. Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
Then next person you hop to is Nancy at http://scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com/

The only requirement for this hop was to make a card about friendship and I didn't have any stamps or stickers for that really except small sayings so I did mine like this and a little different and hope you "likey" and be able to be inspired to use up your leftover stickers and embellishments like I did... :)

Here is my "Friendship" cards I made for the hop...hope you like it and the recipe is below the picture. I loved how it turned out! :) And if you have a friend and make sure to tell them how much you enjoy their friendship that you have with them. :) I am planning on making some more and sending them out to friends....what a surprise they will be getting! :) giggles...I love doing surprises.


Recipe for Cards:

Card #1
I had some left over embellishments, the butterfly, self adhesive gems and bling! and the pretty flower (from my friend Rosemary Woodruff) and the paper is from my local store and can't remember the designer name since I had it for a while but one of my many faves! :) and it is all been either popped up or stick or brad...on top of rose cardstock...so pretty! :) I have not decided who is getting this yet!...hmmm....lol...

Card #2 It is kinda hot pink but not quite yet and some butterflies stickers that I had and blinged up with self adhesive gems and then the pretty ribbon from Making Memories and more self adhesive gems on the top right side to stand it out a bit...soft green....then I had some left over letter stickers with little bugs on them which I thought would be perfect with the butterflies...another simple card but I have a friend who loves gardening and I think she will love this card!

Have some stickers I will be giving away as blog candy but I have not picked them up yet ...so please leave a comment and your email address so I can contact you otherwise I draw another name. I would love for you to become a follower and/or take my button and if anything else just leave a comment for me and I will get back to you! :) Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you back soon! :)

Now you go to Nancy!

In His Love,
Be Inspired!
Kari

Friday, June 24, 2011

Father's Love

Hello Friends!

Welcome to the Father's Love Faith Blog Hop. If you are following the hop you will have arrived here from Carolyn at http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/ then you’re in the right place. If you want to follow along from the start then visit our sponsor, My Paper Tree House at http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/ so you don't miss any thing and some great candy along the way. Lots of participants have giveaways along the journey and if you want to enter those please follow their individual requirements. Make sure you give everyone some love ! :)

At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the the Father's Love Letter.

This is how the hop works:

Below you will find the list of the beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Winners for the Grand Prizes will be select from those who follow and comment on all of the individual blogs.

Now, please allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop.

Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit

Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack

Papperie: scrappy goodie bag

Scrappy Zeni: 8x8 DCWV Mango Frost Stack

Now let's get the hop started! :)

Here's the wonderful line-up.Link

  1. My Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
  2. Christel Bonner - http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
  3. Monique Mixon - http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/
  4. Carolyn Phillips - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
  5. Kari Sanchez - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ ME
  6. Lynne Kirsch - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ NEXT
  7. Wendy Swenne - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
  8. Zeni Pradel - http://scrappyzenniblogspot.com/

Your next stop is my friend/sister Lynne Kirsch at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ and Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Now onto testimony:

I have had heck of a week and couldn't come up with a project that would go with the love letter below that PaperTree House Studios gave us to use for this hop. Actually took me to the last minute and many messed up projects and finally made a simple card. This Love of God that he has for us touches my heart and reminds me he DOES love me in spite of myself even with all the mistakes I made and my imperfections...I try to do my best in all I do but lately it has been a test to just keep going when I am facing so many trials, the health problems that continues, my latest surgery from my fall I had last year and now therapy upon me next week and not having a car and with my son in his coming year as a Senior and I will soon be an empty single mom nester and I can go on and it is making me tire just writing it ...it is like what about me Lord??? and that is when I realized WAIT!!! what is it that I am NOT doing...then I thought I had a AH HA moment....lol...we do have them occasionally ...lol...I realize I am trying to take care of everything by myself and I am not meant too and I need to let my daddy have the problems and all and I prayed and had to let God have control again and laid everything at his feet because HE DOES LOVE ME!! woot woot! and He LOVES YOU!! But we tend to forget his love for us when time is tough for us and how do we go on when we struggle and all that jazz but he said when we are weary we can lean on him and fly on the wings of eagles...and he reminds us of His love for us when we take the time to focus and by thanksgiving and prayers that he is there with us even when we feel like we are in a desert and have more than we think we can handle and yet we keep pushing on because of his love and strength! Remember you are NEVER alone and HE LOVES YOU forever! You are his child and a child of a king!! What greater love or place can we be if not in his Wings! I am so thankful to my Lord and his love that endures forever! It is a wonderful feeling that I am loved.

Please read the love letter God wants you to know! :)

Then check out my card I made for a friend who has been battling depression and I intend to give her the copy of this love letter inside to remind her of His Love for her and from me too! :)

My Child,

You may not know me,

but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being. Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived. Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,

for all your days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth

and where you would live. Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented

by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,

but am the complete expression of love. 1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child

and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless

as the sand on the seashore. Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession. Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you

with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,

you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you

the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires. Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you

than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you

in all your troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,

I am close to you. Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,

I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away

every tear from your eyes. Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain

you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you

even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,

not against you. Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression

of my love for you. 1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved

that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,

you receive me. 1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you

from my love again. Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party

heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,

and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…

Will you be my child? John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad

Almighty God

Her is my card:
Just something simple I took a leftover printed paper of flowers and then just cut it to size on an A2 card and then emboss the "Thinking of You" with blue to match it and then the flowers get self adhesive pearl gems and the one flower got cut and popped up with the pop up dots. Stamped in blue some simple butterflies around the flowers (got to have the butterflies...Smile)
Simple but pretty ...hope you like it.



Thanks for stopping by and leave a comment and your e-mail so I can get a hold of you if you win...I do have stickers of Faith for the prize....just forgot to take a pic of it...lol...oye...but it is by Stickos.

In His Love,
Be Inspired!
Kari

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guest Designer June 22nd


Hello Friends,

Hope you are having a great summer so far! :) Thanks for stopping by and today's post features my Guest designer, my wonderful friend Faith. She is a very talented designer and a wonderful friend! :) So please giver her some love and check out her blog and I am so thrilled to have her here today. :) Eek! ...

Please leave a comment to let her how she did and visit her blog. And now...here's Faith:

Thanks Kari! I'm honored to be asked to contribute to your blog as a guest designer. Wanna know a little secret....this is my FIRST guest designer position!!!! I hope I don't disappoint!

Lemme first begin with a little bit about myself just in case your readers don't know who I am. Four years ago I escaped a domestic violence and I now go both in and by FAITH! I am a proud single mom to 4 of the most incredibly smart, beautiful, and patient (they'd have to be to have me as their mom with all of my mistakes) children EVER! I am currently in school full-time and, like Kari, purple is my all time FAVORITE color ever. If you want to know more about me, please visit my blog. I'm too lazy to copy and paste the About Me information, let alone re-type it all!

My good friend Kari asked me to do something Father's Day or Wedding themed. I needed to do both anyway so it was kind of perfect actually. I might not get to the Father's Day card today, but I did make a wedding card for a friend of mine's daughter who got married recently. Please forgive the photo...even with my light box the photo doesn't do the card justice.


I sure do hope my friend's daughter will like it. Her colors were pale pink, champagne, and white I think and this color scheme was really a challenge. Pink is not my favorite color. The family is also very high class/sophisticated and so I knew nothing "cutsie" would do. Thankfully my eCraft allows me to do elegant with ease!

Supplies Needed:
eCraft
In Love SD Card
Pink Beaded Ribbon (I got mine at Hancock Fabric and Crafts)
Lacey Ovals from Spellbinders
Classic Ovals from Spellbinders
Manual Die Cutting Machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Lace (also from Hancock's)
A2 Card Base (DCWV Linen and Lace stack)
5.25 x 4 mat (DCWV Linen and Lace stack)
Scraps for Spellbinders cuts (both the lacey oval and pink oval are colorbok paper)
Tulle for veil
Scrap paper for silhouette cuts (mine is from Core'dinations)
Ink (I used Tim Holtz Vintage Photo)
Sentiment (Verve and offhand I forget which set)
Adhesive (ATG and foam squares)

I rounded my corners on the mat, sponged the Vintage Photo on the edges, cut and layered the ovals and added the lace and ribbon to the background mat before adhering it to the card base. I cut the couple on my eCraft using the In Love SD card at I think 3.5 inches. I very lightly inked the edges of this cut to make it stand out against the pink a little better. You probably can't even tell...that was intentional lol! I used some tulle to give the bride a veil and stamped the sentiment using Vintage Photo as well. My sentiment is not quite perfect and it aggravates me. I wasn't going to use a stamp at all and then the spot the sentiment is in just looked so naked without it so I added it later. The problem was those dang beads on the pink ribbon got in the way and so I didn't get as clean of an impression as I would have liked (maybe the recipient won't even notice), but overall I'm still very happy with the result!

I may be back still with a Father's Day project...I do have to make a card for my Daddy but chores and errands and a bunch of other things might need some attention too.

Thanks Kari for inviting me to be a guest designer for you! I would love to do it again some time...and now back to you:

Thanks again for stopping by and giving us both some love and have a wonderful week!

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Monday, June 20, 2011

My first Blog Award




Hello Friends! :O

I am so thrilled! I got my first blog award and got two!!! who would have thunk it! :)
EEEKKKK...giggles...I am so in awe...love all my crafting friends and I have made some great friendships over the past couple of years...and I am amazed by the talent, friendship and generosity of this crafting community on FB and beyond. You are all very special to me and in my heart! :)

I want to let you know whether you are beginner or advance or just a fan that crafting is a special passion of mine and I love to do it and give to others ...it makes my heart swell. It is also great therapy!! :)

There are some of you who may not able to craft but God has given you another ability and that is okay but he makes each of special and with love and so you are loved not only by my father but by me!! :) Remember you are special!! :)

Ok first off I want to thank the two people who awarded me the The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award: Lori Bourg at http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/ and
Jen Roseman at www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com/

Thank you wonderful ladies for this! I was so surprised and you are two talented designers yourself! :) Very proud to know you gals! :)

Now I have to tell the rules how this works:
1) I have to thank the person who gave it to me
2) Tell 7 random facts about myself
3) Pass the award at least to 8 other AWESOME blog buddies!

Since I got two: I will do 14 random facts about me
1) I am a people person...I love talking! (that may be obvious) giggles
2) Love papercrafting especially card making and scrapping and faithbooking.
3) I love fresh fruits and veggies.
4) I love surprising people! hmmm...who is next? I wonder...lol
5) I am a DV survivor
6) I have a Lay Minister's certificate
7) I am studying to be a minister/evangelist
8) I am funny in odd way, weird way and normal way...lol...I can be nutty! :)
9) Very loyal
10) I am not a good sleeper
11) Wear my socks all the time especially when I sleep..I get cold easily
12) I dislike blue
13) I love to bake!! I am a foodie!
14) Last but not least I love my Lord with all my heart! He is my first love!!

NOW onto the awards for others that I want to give! Again since I got two I have to pick 16!! :) I would have done hundreds if I could I love my crafty friends but for this time I picked these list of wonderful ladies and in no particular order! Congratulations and pick up the blog award!! :)

1) Amy Voltz http://lovetocrop.blogspot.com/
2) Gill McCall http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
3) Marianne Smith http://paperorfabric.blogspot.com/
4) Erin Spantastick www.spantastikcreations.blogspot.com/
5) Jackie Lodge http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
6) Zelia Paul www.animagebydesign.blogspot.com
7) Krista Peterson Hong www.kristapapercafe.com
8) Cricket Chick www.cricutchick.com
9) Kristal Andrews www.gettingcricky.com
10)Maria Delgado http://justgetscraphappy.com/
11) Shannon Leffew Keith http//:shannonleffew.blogspot.com/
12) Kerry Turner http://mommacrafts.blogspot.com/
13) Amy Gilmore Porthouse http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
14) Rhonda Emery http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
15) Christine Kerley http://ladybugz-creations.blogspot.com/
16) Jennifer Anderson http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by you all and have a blessed day!
In His Love,
Be Inspired!
Kari

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 2 for EdVentures First Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

I wish you a Happy Sunday and for those fathers out there ...Happy Father's day! :)
Blogger has been a issue the last few days and I couldn't update or add so I had to make another post...Wanted to clarify something....I thought I had digi stamps and I DO NOT!!! they were sent to me electronically to post and promote Sue Miller's rubber stamps that are available...Thanks for your understanding...

You will have to scroll down to Day 1 of the hop to get to the next stop of the line up and I apologize but I can post it here and tried and so this is the new post...lol..one of the kinds where I have to just deal with it...

I made two more cards as promised and I loved how they turned out and basically they are simple cards but still cute...I hope you likey!

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The above is my Irish Girl and I use water color pencils again and green embossing powder as well as self adhesive green gems for her crown and then the yellow stickles for her wings.


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The above is my Sun Girl and I watercolor the stamp image again and use self adhesive gems on the girl's crown and sunflower and the the yellow stickles on her wings to make her shine a bit...

Thanks again for stopping by and please leave a comment and I love to hear what you have to say and blessings to you! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Friday, June 17, 2011

Creative EdVentures 1st Ever Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

Here I am again in another blog hop ...I am so excited this is a new one for me and I finally got to try these stamps...and these were fun!!! But before I get carried away I am in several blog hops this weekend so make sure you are at the right one otherwise scroll down for Thank the Troops Blog Hop if you want to go there otherwise this is the right place if you are checking out Creative EdVentures Blog Hop and I am thrilled to be a part of this party!! I felt like a kid doing these stamps....it is fun to color...I used my water color pencils ...check it out below....Thanks Roberta for letting me a part of this exciting new EdVenture ;) and I look forward to doing more for you in the future!! :)


All weekend, starting at 9 A.M. Eastern time ( 6 AM Pacific, 7 AM Mountain, 8 AM Central) we invite you to visit our blog and all the blogs of all the designers to see what beautiful creations they have for you to enjoy.
Sue Miller and Queen Kat Designs are generously sponsoring this hop and you have a chance to win some wonderful blog hop candy after you visit. Some of the participating designers will ALSO have blog candy of their own to give you.

We just hope you take the time to visit everyone on the list and see what they have made for you.

What do you have to do to be eligible for the main prizes??
Visit every designer on the list - Become a Follower of their blog (not mandatory, but always welcome)
Leave a comment on their blog hop entry.
*Note; if an individual designer is offering candy JUST for their blog, make sure you follow whatever rules they have on their blog.

When you have visited ALL the designers, you will return HERE to the Creative EdVentures homepage and Leave a Comment here about the Hop, certain designers, Sue Miller's images..
We love feedback and want to know what you thought of our first hop.

The HOP will run from 9 am Saturday and end at midnight on Sunday (give or take an hour or two) :)

Prize winners will be drawn Tuesday June 21st and announced by Wednesday June 22nd.
We will post the winners names and comments HERE on our homepage.

Good news~ Unlike many other blog hops, we WILL contact YOU if you win. Just make sure you include your email addy in any comment you leave. Individual designer blog prizes will be handled by them personally and not through Creative EdVentures.








Here is my card I made with the digi stamps and the recipe below it....I hope you enjoy my card and be inspired to try digi stamps like I did...I promise you will have fun!


The digi stamp is the Girl Knock at Door ...I use all of my water coloring pencils to color it since I don't own very many markers (although my dream is to own some Copics soon) and then I embossed several areas of the green with green embossing powder and then I stickled most of the flowers with several colors I own mostly red, pink and yellow. Then I add a pretty pink ribbon and embellish the bow with sticky gems like I did on the right side on bottom of card.
Then I put a butterfly in the midst of that climbing greenery. I wanted to make it look old fashion and I think I accomplished that.

Thanks for checking out my card and I will have two more new cards to show you tomorrow. And of course you want to see what the Blog candy looks like since I have not posted a pic of it yet...giggles....

Thanks for stopping by...and you didn't think I would forget blog candy didn't you ...giggles...please make a comment and leave y0ur email otherwise I will have to draw another name and please become a follower if you want and grab my button if you have a blog of your own and I would be tickled purple!! :)

Have a blessed weekend! :)
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Thanks to the Troop Blog Hop June 17 & 18th

Hello Friends!
First of all Welcome!! If you are here for the Thanks to the Troop Blog Hop you are in the right place otherwise start at Haidee from the beginning since you don't want to miss any inspiration and talented ladies with their creations as well... I want to thank Maria "Gonescraphappy" Delgado for having me on this hop and I am honored to be making cards for our heroes! We are giving our cards to the Soldier Angels for the troops and if you need more information please go to the website www.soldierangels.org

Linkhttp://created2bunique.blogspot.com/ Haidee
http://www.scrappinwithmybug.com/ Michelle
http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ Kari YOU ARE HERE
http://www.youhadmeatcraft.com/ Alex NEXT
http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/ Martha
http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/ Debbie
http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/ Gill
http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/ Jenn
http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/ Alina
http://facebook.com/EricasCraftRoom Erica
Linkhttp://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/ Anita
http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/ Gina

Here are my cards:



Recipe:
Card #1 was very simple...I used some flag material I had for another project and I love the 3D effect it has so I simply pasted it down with my ATG and then I stamped the sentiment and popped it with dots for each part and layered upon each other. Inside I do have a sentiment thanking our Hero for his sacrifice.

Card #2 I used my ribbon as a embellishment and the stamped "God Bless America" (by Verve) and popped it up with a pop up dot on top of the ribbon and then I stamped three different stars from the same stamp set as the sentiment in blue Ink to make it stand out on the red and then on two of them I put a yellow button on it...to match the middle like a star of its own.

Thanks for stopping by and I do have blog candy! I have stickers to give away....these are wonderful for Scrapping LOs or even for other projects...just make sure you post a comment and give me an email address if you don't I will draw again...I am having problems with people not giving an email and claiming the prize and that is not fair to others who hop. Thanks and I would be honored if you followed me and also take my button if you have a blog of your own. :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope you were inspired and come back to visit me again...
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

jackie bio

Hello Friends!

I am having a wonderful and sweet friend as my guest designer this week sorry I didn't post earlier on Tuesday but I have gotten a cold now...sheesh...on top of recovery so it has been hetic at the least trying to stay on top of everything....so give some love to my friend Jackie!! :) she is a wonderful person and I just love her! :) She made a wonderful card for the Father theme ...Give her some love on her blog too! http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
Link
Hi I'm Jackie. I'm fortunate enough to be married to a man I adore, who's also my best friend. I'm the mother to 3 children I love with all my heart and also an extremely over weight yellow lab (who doesn't know she's a dog) . I love scrap booking ,card making and crafting. I've scrap booked for years but never made a card or a mini till the last 3 months. I just love doing them now.

This is a card I made for my Dad. I wanted it to be as personal as possible and still look nice. So I added some little dots and stitching by hand.It's a standard a2 card.I used a stamp for sentiment on front and inside.My Dad is a Vet so I used red,white and blue plus I think those colors just scream out HERO. My dad has Alzheimer's disease so everyday that I spend with him is special.My Dad always called me Jack Rabbit as a nick name, but as his disease has progressed it's became my "name" the only one he can remember sometimes. Alot of people asked me why I named my blog Jack Rabbit Scrappin'...well that's why I chose it, kind of in honor of my Dad. I hope you like the card and I hope you and your family have a Blessed Father's Day.

Thank you Kari for the opportunity to be a guest on your Blog. It's been fun.

Thanks Jackie for a wonderful card and great job!!! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Winners!!

Hello Friends!!

Hope you all are doing great! and I am on the mend and as promised I wanted to get all the winners drawn for the Hops I have done in the past few weeks and drummmrrrooooolllllll.....dum de dum...boom boom....giggles...ok...here they are:

I forgot to add that you need to contact me by e-mail at purplefuzz06@yahoo.com...sorry got to send this twice now....and you have two days to claim or I will draw another winner.

Happy Birthday to Me Hop...!..... #4 Amanda! Birthday stickers
All About Dad Blog Hop...!.....#3 Darlene...Stampology stamps
Proverb Woman Hop...!....# 12 Charlotte Cornett...scrapping Stickers of all season

Thanks and congratulations to all the winners!!! woohoooo!!! :)

I have a few more hops I will be in for the rest of the month in fact 3 more....lol...so stop back and enjoy some more inspiration and fun and of course blog candy!!

On Monday planned to get back to schedule and introduce some cards I made...I need a video cam to show the one so I am going to wait till my friend Ryan comes and helps me with it, but I think you will love it once you see it!

Thanks for stopping by and much love to you and have a blessed day! :)
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hello Friends!!



Hello Friends!!

I am on only a short time...I still can't craft much but I will back; my pain is getting better and manageable but it is very sore....I hand up having to have my rotator cuff bones grinded down as well as some repair work...but I hope you enjoyed my guest designers this week...they did a fantastick job ;) and I am also wanting to thank Lynne for her help with my blog and other things she did for me while I am recuperating...thanks dear friend!!! love you! and for the rest of you friends thanks for prayers and thoughts ...it has helped me a lot to get through and try to relax...lol...updated the blog a bit to give it some pizzazz and still looking for a neat banner to add to it but for now it will do and hopefully with Blogger some of my issues with it will be resolved if not I am going to Wordpress...will let you all know what I do as it progress and hopefully by Monday I will have my new creation posted and thanks for stopping by and giving some love to me and my friends! :) love you all! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

P.S. Have not forgotten about the prizez to be drawn and announced just have not done that yet...I keep forgetting but I will do it have it on paper to remind me ...lol...have a blessed day! :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guest Designer Friday June 10, 2011!

Ok, I know it's not Friday and this isn't Kari but I was just too excited being asked to be a Guest Designer for my very first time!!!
Update on Kari is the doctor would like her to get out of sling and start moving around and exercising. She is in some pain but is doing well. Keep the prayers and good wishes coming for our dear friend!
My name is Lynne Kirsch and I'm new to all of this blogging but have been following hops for at least 6 months. I have my very first blog which was only started recently per Kari assuring me that I could do it at Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/) and would love for you to check me out and follow me in my journey!!! I'm married to Jerry and with our blended family we have 3 beautiful daughters, Jenny (my daughter), Barbara and Jean and 1 son, Jerry Jr. Of this we have 8 grandchildren!!! Kasha (14), Ashliana (11), Zack (6), Sasha (5), Nick (4), Jerry III (3), Ashley (1), and Lily who is 3 months old! I have been sewing and quilting for many many years and just a recent graduate to card making within the past year when I became the proud owner of my Cricut! I love making cards and of course watching my grandbabies!!!!
Today, I would love to share with you my "Exploding Box" which I had made with the help of Kasha and Ashliana for Jerry Jr and his lovely bride Julie when they got married February 26th of this year. I love making expoding boxes and had made them for Thanksgiving and Christmas with prayers enclosed in the center and they are ever sew easy! I love the look of black and white and the girls wanted the turquoise - makes a great complimentary color!. The bow on top was from a ribbon I had found in the Dollar Store and paper is from La Creme Stack (the black) with the turquoised Me and My Big Ideas (that paper title just suits me to a "T". I used my Circut cartridges Ties the Knot and Wedding. The pattern for the exploding box can be found on Make the Cut with the patterns or I would be happy to send you a copy! The lettering is also cut from Make the Cut which I love to play with and then add shadows. Hope you enjoy!

Thank you Kari for this opportunity and your trust!!! I had a blast!!!

Love, hugs and prayers from not only your Guest Designer but Kari's temporary fill-in

Lynne

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Guest Designer Tuesday June 7th

Hello Friends!

I am sorry I have not announced the winners yet of several hops and the like but I had an incident with the stairs and well sprained ankle pretty good but now it is better but then the specialist called and finally scheduled my shoulder surgery I have been waiting for over a year...yep you guess it today...good thing I have a guest designer and she is awesome.... :) (wooot woot!) But I will post the winners by the end of the week...thanks for your patience and now check out Shannon's LO she made for us today!!! :)

Her name is Shannon Leffew Keith and she is so talented like most of my guest designers are and she is also a great friend and give her some love and check her out on her blog http://shannonleffew.blogspot.com/ and here below when you see her awesome LO she did and WOW!!
It is a beautiful one! and the flowers aren't they darling ...well see for yourself below...and you will know what I am talking about...lol...



I am a wife to Michael and SAHM to Miranda 14, Tyler 11, Blake 4, and Brooke 3. I have been scrapping since 1997 and loves to make cards, do home decor projects and of course layouts! I have fell in love with making flowers and had so many requests to sell them that they are now in my Etsy store ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/shanleffew2?ref=si shop ) . I also run my Creative Chaos Design Team that will be bringing new ideas with her flowers each month with matching sets in my Etsy store. Thank you Kari for letting me be a guest designer!!!!!


I will not be on here for a few days so make sure you stop by in a few days and I hope to have something for you...may even have another guest ....I wonder who that can be??? ;)

As always be blessed and have a wonderful week! :)
In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop

Welcome Friends!

Time for another blog hop and I am involved in two today so not to confuse you this is for the Happy Birthday to me Blog Hop to celebrate Dee's Birthday if you are wanting to go to All About Dads Blog Hop then scroll down to the next post ....thanks! ...and I am so honored to be a part of this bash to celebrate her birthday and remember to wish her a Happy Birthday if you have not done so already...she is the first stop if you are stopping here by chance! but otherwise great to have you today and now read all the good stuff and enjoy the fun.... :)


Welcome to my blog, If you were just looking at my blog and want to join in on the Birthday Bash blog hopping fun you can go to the beginning. This blog hop is in honor of (Dee’s) Birthday. Please post a comment and become a follower to be eligible to win some blog candy. Thanks to all of you for celebrating with me. Happy Hopping.

Dee: http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/

Becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/

Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net/

Linda: www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com

Nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com

Jessica http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/
Link
Gill: http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/

Kari Sanchz http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ Me

Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/ Next

Corri: www.buglvr.blogspot.com

Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/

Krista http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com/

Nicole: http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

We had one requirement for the birthday gal...she wanted us to use the color purple of any shade to be at least on the project and I was thrilled because this is my favorite color to say ever! I loved it since I was two....seriously...you can ask my mama...lol...she knew I would love it forever! :) Well now unto the project for the hop...I have created a birthday card with her color request, I love how it turned out! :)


Now here is the recipe: A lavender Cardstock (SU)
Happy Birthday stickers by EK succes
Pastel sticker gems by Auto-Collants Pierres (Drug Mart)
Lavender ribbon by Miss Elizabeth (Dollar stores)

I know it is not fun with out any blog candy so here is the prize for the birthday hop some stickers for you to enjoy once it is determined by the random.org draw. So please put your email address on the comment as well...so I can get a hold of you in case you won the prize! Good luck and hope you enjoyed my card. :)


Thanks for stopping by and the only rule is you must make a comment and if you want to be a follower great, or get my email, or my button - please do so!! I would be honored! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

All About Dads Blog Hop - June 4th

Hello Friends!

Well I am doing two hops today so make sure you stop at both or either one that you are looking for and check out both posts...thanks!...and I am honored to be a part of the All about Dads blog hop.

Welcome to the All About Dads Blog Hop!
We have gathered a talented group of crafters to share their projects with you for Father's Day. We hope that we are able to provide you with lots of great ideas for all the special men in your life.

If you have come from Laura at www.makingprettythins.com, then you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to hop along, you can do so by starting at Jen's Blog at www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com.

Your next stop on our hop is Jenn at www.jennscrap2.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to visit all of the stops to be eligible for the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year.

Here is a list of the participants in our hop in case you get lost:Link

Jen R www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com

Anita www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.comLink

Amy www.lovetocrop.com

Jackie www.jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.comLink

Stasia www.stampzone.blogspot.com

Gina www.californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com

Sher www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Michelle www.designsoncloud9.blogspot.com

Laura: www.makinprettythingsblogspot.com

Kari www.purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot,com - Me

Jenn www.jennscrap2.blogspot.com - next

Samantha www.buglovinchick.blogspot.com

Kathy www.kathyand3kids.blogspot.comLink

Kristal www.gettingcricky.com

Lori www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

DD www.craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com

Rhonda www.craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

Darlene www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com


Well the requirement is we had to do a LO, or a card for out fathers...I decided to make a card for Father's Day...a simple one at that...I had planned a LO but time constraints and blogger gave me some issues. I hope you are inspired and to honor your father, my father died 8 years ago and I miss him alot...so enjoy your day with that special man in your life.

Recipe: Blue Cardstock by SU (many years ago)
Tag stamped with the Blue Ink pad
Layered pattern paper with White Tag and stamped with the letters DAD and silver ribbon (reminds me of my dad's white hair and yet his age too...)




What fun would it be without Blog candy.....I do have stickers for the candy but I can't post the pic. But I will show it later when I can to the winner here on my blog and on FB as well!
Please make a comment and have your email addy to it so I know how to contact you. Thanks again for stopping by and have a blessed day! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Happy Birthday to Me!! Blog Hop




Welcome Friends!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I have two hops I am in....this one is for Happy Birthday to Me in honor of Dee's birthday and I am so honored to be invited to her birthday party...Happy Birthday Dee!! many wishes for a wonderfully blessed birthday and wishes to come true! :)

If you happen to stop by here by chance you may want to start at the beginning at Dee's at http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/ and while you are there make sure you wish her a Happy Birthday!


The blog will run from 6/4 12am to 6/4 11:59pm EST. If you were just looking at my blog and want to join in on the Birthday Bash blog hopping fun you can go to the beginning. This blog hop is in honor of Dee's birthday. Please post a comment and become a follower to be eligible to win some blog candy. Thanks to all of you for celebrating with us. Happy Hopping! :)

Dee: http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/

Becky http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/

Anita http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net/

Linda: www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.comLink
Nicolette www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
Link
Jessica http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/

Gill: http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
Link
Kari Sanchz http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ Me

Gina: http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/ Next

Corri: www.buglvr.blogspot.com

Jennifer: www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com

Deborah: http://www.scrappingmamma.net/

Krista http://www.KristasPaperCafe.com/

Nicole: http://canadiannickelscrapn.blogspot.com/

Now unto the project....we all had to use the color of purple any shade we want which thrilled me to no end...I love purple and if my blog name isn't any indicaLinktion (giggle) so this is what I decided to do for a birthday card use many purples of many things! :)


Recipe: Lavender Cardstock (SU)
Stickers by Sticko (EK Success)
Ribbon by Miss Elizabeth (Dollar Store)
Pastel Self Stick Gems ( Auto-Collants Pierres)
Pattern paper (Walmart Paper Stack)



I hope you were inspired and it makes you want to make some cards too! Thanks for stopping by...oh yeah ...forgot to mention there is some blog candy...Birthday stickers by Sticko (EK Success) wooohoooo!! I love the stickers! the winner will be drawn by random.org
I would love for you to comment and please put your email addy so I can notify you ...if not another draw will be done. I would be honored for you to be on my e-mail list as well as you can take my button....just let me know what you did and thanks a lot for being here today! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hello!

Hello Friends!

Been a very busy few days...getting ready to do two hops and then deal with getting ready for surgery that I am having on my shoulder next Tuesday. There is so much planned for this summer and it is going to go by fast!! My son don't get out till next Tuesday so he is so ready for that and me too! it has been a very busy year! He will officially be a senior in a few more days...I am happy but then I am so sad too...he is growing up into a wonderful young man but he is my last child to leave home...

I will be on the Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop and then All About Dads Blog Hop starting the 7am on the 4th. So make sure you come back by to see what I have been up to in my crazy life! ;)

I wish you all a wonderfully blessed summer and fun times with family and friends and be safe during the storms and on the road traveling....

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

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