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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, September 4, 2009

Over the Mountain

It's Official...


This is the dumbest reason I have EVER made a card. It just goes to show you, a rubber stamping addict will come up with any reason to stamp!






A stack of books on a table..."it's time to celebrate!" What??






I made it for my husband, in honor of him finishing Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. Never heard of it? Yeah, me either. It was written and published in German back in the 1920's, it is hundreds of pages long and VERY small type.(He read some new translation...He can't speak or read German.) He started it in February when we went on vacation and finished a few weeks ago. That's not to say he's a slow reader, he read other books in between this, but it took awhile. He is the only person I know who will reads literary stuff "just because"...Who reads Beowulf, The Iliad, Ulysses etc...with out having an English teacher who is threatening you with failure???





Apparently he does.



Just one more reason I think he's so great. Sigh.



(Sorry...hope I didn't make anyone puke.)

Supplies: Stamps, PTI, Stampin up, Ink: Stampin Up, Paper: Office Max

12 comments:

TannyP said...

LOL! That's a fabulous reason to celebrate =)
Great card - I'm sure he appreciates your support.

Chrissy (DancesWithHooves) said...

Your description made me giggle - how true, sometimes we do tend to hunt for a reason to make a card! Great job with this one!

Elizabeth said...

GREAT reason to make a card - and I LOVE the card. I adore cards with white space but find myself filling the spaces in when I try. Lovely story and a great blog. I will be back!

Cindy said...

I think it's a grat card!! I used to be an avid reader, but not books like that!! Good for your husband!!

sarahw said...

Before I read the post I checked out the card and loved it, after reading the card and chuckling out loud, I like it even more.

Sande said...

Wow! Now that was a major challenge if I ever heard one...congrats to hubby. Love the card...I always love the clean less is better look. Great story for your blog.

Melody said...

Well that made me smile! Very creative!

Paige said...

What a sweet thing for you to do! I buy stamps just so I can join a swap!

Vicki said...

Karin, you are a hoot! Any reason to make a card is a good one and this one is a cutie! Congrats to hubby and blessings to you both!

Aimes said...

Karin I LOVE your card! Had to giggle about the occasion LOL! I also think it'd make a super card from someone who has just made it to Uni/College as you'd hope they'd hit the books at some point...!
I love the CAS style - thanks so much for choosing to enter it into our challenge on A Passion For Papertrey for a bit of fun - gives us a great chance to check out some fab creations! I hope you can play again with our future challenges!
Aimes
x

Jackie said...

Hi Karin!
I love your CAS card...it came out great! Your story cracked me up....I needed the laugh! tfs!!!

Vanessa said...

I love your card and the story about your husband!! I am from Germany and we had to read Thomas Mann at school....

Hugs,
Vanessa

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