My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Monkey Business

This Changito the Monkey set from Stampendeous is so versatile and super high on the cuteness scale! The love ya bunches sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up set, but it goes perfectly with the bananas!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Simple Thank You

I love the simplicity of this card. The dry embossing is done with a Cuttlebug folder and I highlighted the raised portions by rubbing them with chalk. The image on the inside from Stampin Up completes the card. Another trick I like to do...round the corners on two opposite sides of the card. It just gives it that somethin' somethin' when a card you're making is too plain. Hope you spend a moment today thanking God for all that you are grateful for in your life.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Purse Notes

These notepads with mini pen are the ideal thing to have on hand in your purse. Perfect as a small, token gift or favor. I love it when something is both cute, and useful! Aren't these sentiments adorable?? (From Stampendous, Stampin UP!, and Inkadinkado) Have a great day...and eat some dessert!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tea Bag Booklets

These charming tea bag holders would make the perfect favor for a shower, ladies luncheon or a child's Teddy bear tea party! I am making these for a craft fair, so I will be making a variety of themes. Such as, teacher thank you, get well soon, special friend... If you have a moment today, pull out that special tea cup that usually sits on a shelf or back of the cupboard and have a cup of tea. I know it will have you saying,"Why don't I do this more often?" If you look below, there is a peek inside the booklet...Enjoy the day!

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Passion for Papertrey

F.Y.I.- These gals are giving away some great blog candy...It is just a click away! Good Luck!

Drink Tags

At a party some time ago, these were provided to guests for their drinks. You know, write your name and slip it around the stem of your wine glass to prevent mix-ups. Well, looking at those boring things I thought, "I can do better than that!" So, look below and see what I made...Much more cute...If I do say so myself! Thanks for lookin' in today.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July

One stamp, three cards...Happy Christmas in July!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Teacher Thank You

I made this as a thank you gift for a special teacher. The green apples are embossed, and the star burst medallion is made with the scallop circle punch from Stampin Up. I punched the scallop and adhered it to a post it note to hold it steady. I turned the scallop slightly, and punched it again which makes the star burst. Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


It's vacation bible school this week at church, so it's a busy time. These were cards I made a while back with a borrowed stamp. (I think it came from Close to my Heart) The simple sunflower was fun to color and makes a great card with any type of sentiment. I love how "happy" the flower looks on the card....Hope your day is happy too!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Shabby Chic Cupcakes

Just a couple of b-day cards or a thank you for a "sweet" person in my life. I am fortunate to have wonderful friends and family, so I am always trying to come up with unique thank you cards. If you stopped by today, thanks to sweet you!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

3-D Birthday card

I always struggle to make cards that could be given to boys or men. I figured using primary colors would keep it from looking too girly and I could use it for a boy or girl. The card pops out when you push in the sides, but still fits in a regular A2 envelope when it is flat. Love that. I also put some sparkle on the candles above the Happy B-day, not sure if it shows in the photo.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nugget Purses

I made 40 of these party favors for an upcoming shower. These little purses contain two Hershey nuggets and each are wrapped with stamped floral lables to match the outside color.

A Frog and a Toad

Inspired by the toad that showed up in my yard awhile back, I made this simple thank you card.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Baby Deer!

Had a baby deer in our yard today...Kind of hard to see, it was sleeping (well, had its eyes closed) at one point. So cute, I think it looks probably like the one in this picture above. This is from spring last year...it was hiding among my herbs.

Happy Friday

This is a quick post, much to do today...I bought the sentiment stamp (Inkadinkado) on this card a while back because I had to...I mean, how perfect is it, right?? Well, it is even better now that I have this cute image! (Stampendous) Love that monkey!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Paper purses

I am in craft fair mode right now, and I decided to make paper purses as one of my items. They are the perfect size for gift cards or maybe add mints, lip balm and tissue packet and you have a unique item for a favor or teacher gift. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ladybug Card

Made this card a few weeks ago and I love how it turned out. I used the scallop circle punch from Stampin Up! to make the body and cut out the background squares using the Nesties...

Very First Post!

This blogging will be an adventure for me considering I know almost nothing about computers! I am hoping this can be a place where I can show off my paper crafts, but I have much to learn. We will see where this leads.....
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