Saturday, September 21, 2013

Taking a break

I will be taking a blogging break as I have had a death in my family.  My father in law passed away on Friday, so I will be tending to my family for the next week or so.

Thank you all for understand, and I will be back soon!

Monday, September 16, 2013

LSC #66 - Monochromatic

Hi all!  I am a little tardy getting my post up for the latest Lawnscaping Challenge - but I did get it up in the same day - so it counts, right??

This one was a bit of a challenge for me - but I think I handled it well!!  What do you all think??

I used one of my favorite back ground building stamps - "Interlocking Backdrops" and stamped it out onto a Crisp Cantaloupe card base using Crisp Cantaloupe ink - I also got out my " A Birdie Told Me" set and stamped the biggest word bubble onto some pattern paper from the "Yes, Please" 6x6 paper pad from Amy Tangerine/AC. My sentiment comes from the "Many Thanks" set from LF.  I stamped out that cute little birdie onto a strip of washi of the same color combo that I am trying to achieve and I stamped it using some Staz-On Ink and then used the coordinating die.  For some finishing touches, I added some enamel dots and some Lawn Trimmings twine.

Be sure to take some time out and get crafty with us and submit your projects to this challenge!!  There will be some awesome inspiration on the blog with the design team, and also be sure to check in with Facebook and visit Lawnscapings Facebook page for the LF Facebook Inspiration Team's inspiration as well!!

See you over at the blog!!  Have fun!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Haul?? Yes, Please!

Happy Weekend, everyone!!  For me, it is on the tail end of my vacation - I've been off this past week - and I have enjoyed my time off tremendously!! I really haven't done anything - just a few things around my house, a little shopping, time spent with family and friends - but most - just taking it easy!!  I needed the break for sure!!

So - I'm popping in today to share with you my latest Haul video!

You can view my video HERE

I had to link it up for you - because for some reason I am unable to show my video directly coming from YT. I will work on that however -


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kelly Marie's Birthday Party Blog Hop!!

Surprise!!!  Happy Birthday Kelly Marie!!

Today - we are celebrating Kelly Marie's birthday - I am so delighted and honored to be apart of this wonderful group to help celebrate such a happy day!!!!  You should have reached me by the way of the awesome and super sweet Lenny!!

Kelly Marie - here is my card for you!  I sure hope you like it!! 

It seems all the cards I've been making lately, I have to incorporate this awesome teal blue color!!  I am obsessed!  I believe one of the prettiest color combos is this blue and red together!  I started out by die cutting the right side edge of the card base with the new Simon Says Stamp A2 Card Curved Edge Die, and also did the same with the pattern paper from the awesome new "Into The Woods" collection from LF.  I then die cut some stars in my pattern paper using the LF "Star Stackables Dies".  Then, I wanted to add some "glam" to the card ( after all - it is a birthday card!!) - and thought adding gold embossing would be the perfect touch - so I stamped the "bursts" images from the "Happy 4th" set using Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I did the same with the "Happy Birthday" greeting from "So Much To Say".  I added some cute red star washi tape towards the bottom of the card.  I love this washi tape because the stars are transparent and you can see the pattern paper through it.
To add dimension to the card - I popped up the middle star die cut, and then I added some wood veneer stars - one in the middle of my cluster of stars and then in the middle of the "bursts".  I heated embossed one of the stars in gold - and then added some Christmas Red Stickles to the other three stars to round out the red in the color.

Next up to wish you a Happy Birthday Kelly Marie is super sweet and talented Tracy ( another teamie from the Lawnscaping FB Inspiration Team) with her awesome creation!!  If you get lost along the way - you can just head back to the beginning over at Tiffany's blog, and it will get you going in the right direction again.

Kelly Marie - I hope this blog hop puts a huge smile on your face!  You do so much for so many!  You deserve such a happy day - YOUR day!!  Happy, Happy Birthday!!!

- Kari

Saturday, September 7, 2013

You Make....

It's the weekend!!  YAY!  Even better than that - it is the start of my vacation to relax and do something else besides work!!  :)

Today - I am here to share a card with you that I made using the Simon Says Stamp set Card Exchanging Friends.

I also used the new ink In Colors for 2013-2015 from SU!  So pretty - these colors together are so yummy!!  So up my alley!!  I stamped out one of the banners from the stamp set several times - and I used Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, and back to Crisp Cantaloupe.  My card is a 4.25 x 4.25 square card. I then wanted for each banner to have a sentiment in it - so I stamped " You Make" in the first banner and then continued down with each different sentiment from the same stamp set.  I adhered my stamped panel to a piece of Wood Grain card stock - also from Simon Says Stamp, and then adhered that to a Coastal Cabana card base.  To finish off the card and bring in more of the strawberry color - I added to bakers twine that closely matched that color.  

So simple  - yet colorful and fun!!  

Thanks for stopping in!!


Monday, September 2, 2013

LSC #65 - My Favorite Things

Happy Monday! And to those in the U.S., Happy Labor Day!!  Hope you all are enjoying your extended weekend!!  We are back once again for a new Lawnscaping Challenge!!

For this challenge - we want you to get out your favorite supplies to make a project - whether its pattern paper, markers, stamps ( of course Lawn Fawn) and any supplies you like to use!!  Bust 'em out and get crafty and join us for this new challenge!

For my card - my favorite things to use and to feature is color, texture, and dimension - and I knew that one of my newest sets that I adore from Lawn Fawn would fit right in with all of these things.  So - my favorite supplies to achieve Copics, Distress Inks, different textured card stocks,  and my foam adhesive.

I started out by creating my sky, and I stamped out my clouds in Versa Mark onto my white card base and heated embossed with white embossing power, and then I inked it up with Distress Ink - I used both Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.  Then, I took the set  "Blue Skies" and stamped the biggest balloon onto a scrap of white card stock, and then took a Chevron pattern stamp I had and added the chevrons for something different on the balloon.  I picked out some Copics in a rainbow colors and colored in my balloon and then I fussy cut the balloon out.  In this case, since I added the chevron pattern, I really couldn't use my die since it leaves a white border.  
I then stamped the other small balloon onto some glittered and textured card stock from DCWV, and also cut them out.  I had some green ribbon that I thought could represent "grass" and adhered it to the bottom of my card base.  I adhered the to smaller balloons straight down onto the card, and the bigger one up on foam adhesive to give that dimension that I love!  Really makes the balloon jump off the card!  I added my greeting "Miss You" from "So Much To Say" and then, for a final touch, I had a cluster bird image from a SU! set that I thought would go great!!

Don't miss your chance to get in on the fun!!  Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this week!!  ( and they just released a bunch of new product for "Stamptember")
Looking forward to seeing all the entries!!

See you over at the blog!!