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, November 29, 2011

Faith Verse Christmas Blog Hop - November 30,2011


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 -

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

Kari -
Lynne -
Susan -
Shawnee -
April -
Carolyn -

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! :)

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:
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,

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 make sure to check out her blog and I am so excited she is here today so check her out below...
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....


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,

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,

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:






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 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,


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,

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