Friday, October 14, 2011

Instead of Where's Waldo - its Where's Kari?

******This giveaway is closed******

Hi all!  I wanted to pop in and give an update to my blog readers as to what has been going on with me, and why the sparse blog posts. So - I am going to ramble on about what has been going on, but something special in store for my BlogAnniversary!! if you keep reading!!

  I am still here, and I haven't fallen off of the face of the earth!  The reason why I have been MIA a lot,  is simply put LIFE has taken over, and there hasn't been a lot of time to do the things that I WANT to do like my paper crafting!  The last few months work has been crazy busy and that is majority of why I haven't posted anything.  When I want to post, I am too tired, just because of trying to fit the everyday things in.  Also, my husband and I had all new windows replaced in our home.  So - with that we had to prepare the house by moving and rearranging things, furniture, etc. that had anything near a window.  We now have 10 new windows, and I am happy about it.  The ones we had were the old wood windows, and not very energy efficent.  Also - I went on a weekend trip to Branson, which I might have mentioned in another post which was a lot of fun!!  Learned new things, and tried new products!  My mom stayed with us the same week of our windows being put in, so we had to work around that too, because we have a small house, and don't have an extra bedroom, so my poor mom had to sleep in the living room on the couch.  She was a trooper though!

In the midst of all this - I was planning a birthday gathering for my mom for her 60th birthday!!  My dad was helping me plan, because my parents and I live an hour apart which isn't bad, but not convenient when your planning an event. Also, he had to go to Colorado for an extra money job that was last minute, and left the "planning" to me. I have to say thought the party was a hit, and I got to see my brother, sis in law, and nephews after a year!!

  I haven't had the chances to craft as I would like, which makes me sad - but hopefully things can slow down a bit and I can make some cards!!  I really have to find and make the time - because I am in a Christmas Card swap, and I have a couple of people that want me to make them some Christmas cards as well!! :) 

In other happier news::::  I am 20 days out of having my BLOGanniversary!!  I can't believe it!! I will be celebrating my ONE year anniversary for my blog - and I want to celebrate in true blog fashion by doing a giveaway!  I don't have the means to do BLOG CANDY, however I do want to giveaway something crafty to whomever reads my blog, SO - I will giveaway a $30 gift certificate/card to Simon Says Stamp!! 

If anyone is not familiar with SSS - then first I would say, where have you been? Then, I would say they are one of the Largest Online Stores for paper crafters.  Let me say that they are not paying me to "endorse" them or anything.  I just love that store, and they have pretty much everything you can imagine for your crafting wish list!  So - with that said - the rules are - IF you are a follower, or read my blog at all- leave a comment on the blog post by Friday - November 4th, and I will use to choose a winner!! Tell your friends, tell your neighbors who are crafters!!

OK- that is my update - so be sure to leave a comment.  You can tell me if you are just a reader, or if you both a reader/follower.  If there are things you would like to see here on KWCardDesign, please let me know!!  I can't wait to read your comments!!!!


  1. i want more updates!!! your creations are so lovely, and i'm sad that I don't get to see every single one on your blog! Your comment was so sweet, I want to make sure you know that you are my FIRST member of my crafty blog family! You are so awesome! thank so for such a great give away, I hope life calms down a bit soon :)

    -rachel w k

  2. Hi Kari! Thanks for stopping by my blog. The leaves stamps I used on my card are from Inkadinkado (The small ones around the sentiment), and the big one I used for the wet embossing on the outside of the card is from Studio 24 (found at Joann Fabrics). Thanks again for stoping by!

  3. Happy First Blogaversary, Kari! I came over from rwkrafts. I enjoyed looking through your creations and I particularly liked your bling challenge Christmas card. Hope you have lots of great crafting still to come!


  4. Happy blogaversary! What a generous giveaway you are having here. I appreciate the opportunity to win.... Simon Says Stamp is my FAVORITE online retailer! I am glad I came across your blog via the Lawnscaping challenge!

  5. Congrats on your Blogiversary! I am always looking for great craft and cards ideas. I am a reader and now a follower (thanks to Rachel W K)

  6. I guess you have been busy. I came over from and just became a follower. Hope you can stop by and visit me at my blog.
    It's always great meeting new blogger friends.

  7. I know I have created a monster but I think you have created one also with all the web sites that they have out there. You make some great cards and I appreciate all the ones you make for me. Thanks for being a great friend. Keep up the good work on your cards.

  8. Happy Blogiversary!! What a great accomplishment. I've only found you recently, but I'm now a fan/reader/follower!! I can't wait to see more. :)

  9. I'm a new follower and have been a reader for awhile. Happy BlogAnniversary!