Saturday, November 26, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Presents a Product Challenge:Lilly Pad Cards

I'm back!!  Those of you in the States - I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving, and shopped till your hearts content!!  I am back to share with all of you my entry for the latest challenge over at Lily Pad Cards.  All you have to do is make a card featuring buttons.  I love buttons, and I love the sponsor, Simon Says Stamp.  I wanted to make a bright and cheerful card, but rather simple.  I used the cute flower from the stamp set called "Button Buddies" from SU!.  I want to point out, I didn't do that on purpose - :)

I stamped my flowers on Kraft card stock, and added some buttons from PTI, and baker's twine from The Twinery.  The leaves were punched from a Martha Stewart leaf punch, and the patterned paper comes from Echo Park "Holly Jolly Christmas" 6 x 6 pad.  My sentiment comes from Paper Smooches, and I did some paper piercing with my mat stack from SU!.   Hope you all enjoy the simplicity, and the colors as I do. 

See you soon!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

Hi everyone!!  I wanted to just stop in and tell you how thankful I am for all of my readers, and followers.  Creativity is important and being able to share with it people that think the same thing, and support you means everything.  Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!! 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lawn Fawn Christmas!

Hi Crafters!!
I wanted to share this Sunday evening a card I am submitting into Vicky's giveaway from Clips- N - Cuts, and Lily Pad Cards!  I love watching her videos every Sunday, and she is one of many that I aspire to!!  She is doing a giveaway on her blog for a SSS gift certificate.  She did a "Spotlight on: Lawn Fawn series, and she has given her readers an opportunity to create based on her cards for inspiration.  Below is my card.  I used several different LF stamp sets: Critters in the Forest, Pa-rum-pa-pum-pum, Ornate Ornaments, and Bannerific.  I used a lot of different patterned papers on this card, and it most definitely challenged me!!  I liked out it turned out, and hope Vicky likes it too!!

Even though this card was time consuming, I enjoyed my creation as it went along!!  Thank you Vicky for giving us inspiration, and a chance to win a great prize!!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Friday - Just wanted to share!

Hi all!!  I have been absent this week, but I wanted to pop in and share with all of you that one of my cards I made for a Lawnscaping Challenge popped up in today's Fawny Flickr Friday!!  It is exciting to see when the companies or crafty people you look up to the most picks one of YOUR cards to feature on their website!! 

Check it out - Mine is the one with the glasses and polaroid!  Looky Looky!!

I will be back soon to share another card with all of you.  Stay warm if you are in a chilly part of the country!!  See ya soon!


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge # 21 - Thank You.


I wanted to share with you my submission for this week's Lawnscaping challenge : Thank You.  For my card I used Critters in Forest.  I just love this owl.  I actually just bought this set, as I am still growing my Lawn Fawn stamp collection.  For this card - I did a "reverse stamping" technique.  I actually learned the technique from Jess Larsen.  I just love her tutorials. I wanted the owls to face one another.  I also wanted to do some paper piecing for the tree stumps, and the belly of the owl.  I used some patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers collection called Autumn Splendor.  This is one of my favorite 6 X 6 paper pads right now.  I guess it is because of all the beautiful fall colors in the collection.

I added some fall leaves and used my Copics to color them in, and added "grass" from the Critters in the Burbs set.  Hope you all like it.  Speaking of Thank you - Thank YOU for stopping by my blog!!

- Kari

CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Tag, your it!!

**This is my second post today**  Scroll on down if wanted to read my first post for today.

Hi all!  I wanted to share with you my submission for the newest CAS-ual Friday Challenge.  This week you make your project featuring a gift tag.  I used a stamp set that I have only used a couple of times, which I think is super cute.  It is called Button Buddies from SU!  I used the snowman image on my tag, and wanted to color in the little snowman's hat in Christmas colors.  My card base is SU! Lucky Limeade.  I wanted my tag to pop against the green card base - so I used the new Distress Ink, Festive Berries.  I love Distress Ink, and the different things you can do with it.

I love snowmen!!  They are so cute!!  Thank you for stopping in!!


Quick Update to my craft room.

Afternoon all!!  I wanted to quickly share with you a new video I have posted on my YouTube Channel of my craft room, and a few projects I have completed.  If you are a regular reader of mine, some of the projects you have already seen through my blog, but I am trying to populate my name out there in the craft community, and thought I would share some cards and other things with others that have not seen them.

Anyhoo - here is the link to the video!!  Have a great rest of your Sunday!!  Here is also a link to my Channel -  YouTube Channel

See you soon!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Welcome, Baby!!

Good Evening!  I wanted to pop in and share with you real quick a sweet card I've made for a co-worker who is having a baby girl!!  I must admit - since I do not have any children of my own - ( aside from my fur babies ) :o) this puts me in the mood to have a little bundle of joy in the house.  If it is in the God's plan then it will happen - until then, I will enjoy making sweet baby cards for others.  Take a look :)

OK- everyone say - awwwwww!!  hahaha.  I know this is short my blog readers - but I still have some things I need to get done before I call it a day!  See you all soon!  :)


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Card Swap - 18 Cards I made...

Happy Sat!!!  I wanted to share with all of you my finished cards I made for my spot(s) in the StampTV Christmas Card Swap.  I signed up for three spots - each spot you make 6 cards total - one the hostess keeps - and the rest are split up among all the other people that signed up for spots.  This is the second time I have participated in this swap - but it wasn't Christmas themed.  There are no restrictions really, other than you have to use a Gina K. Designs stamp set or one of her designers.   I am VERY limited on the Christmas stamp sets I have of Gina K's, so much in fact, that I had to purchase a couple of sets.  This swap challenged in me in many different ways for sure, but now that they are done - I am so proud of my self, and what I have made!!  I hope the ladies that receive ANY of my cards feel the same way.  OK- so now without further or do - here are a couple of pics of my finished cards!!

Well - off they go in the mail on Monday!!  I am anxious and excited to see what cards I receive!!  Also - I get TWO prizes - one for signing up for a second spot and two for landing on a # 10 spot!  YAY!

Hope you all are well - and able to get some crafting in during the weekend!!  Thanks for stopping in!!


Friday, November 4, 2011


Today is the day I celebrate one year of my blog - KWCardDesign.  I can't believe it has been a year already!!  It is very exciting!!  Seeing as how I have never had a giveaway before on my blog - it is a new thing to me, and my readers - so I wanted to do the most popular and fair way to pick a winner for the $30 Gift certificate to spend at Simon Says Stamp!!!  I went over to, and chose the winner that way.  SO- DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!!

My winner is :  Comment # 8 - Adrienne!!!

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Adrienne said...

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. :)

Adrienne - please email me (!!

Thank you to those of you that participated!!  I can't thank you enough!!!  I hope to do another giveaway soon!!! 

I am off today from work - so I will be getting crafty, and will be back to share some new creations!!!  Happy Friday!!!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Hi crafters -

I will make this short.  I will, however will be back soon with a card share.  In the meantime I am reminding those of you that want to enter into my giveaway.  You have until this Friday till midnight to get your name in - then on Sat. I will use to choose the lucky winner!!  I have 10 comments - I need more!!  Who doesn't want free money to spend on craft goodies!!  Tell your crafty friends, and family!!  I want to say that I do appreciate all my new followers and readers since this began!!  I am humbled, and thrilled to have all of you!!!  I will do one more reminder on Thursday, then the next time you hear from me on this giveaway - I will have my winner!!!!  Thank you to all who have entered!!  This is exciting for me - you have no idea!!  Here is the link to where to enter.

Good Luck!!!!!!!