I'm having a great "Stay-cation" week, even though my house is looking worse by the minute. That's the only thing wrong with staying in town on a vacation...no maid. I'm not doing anything because "I'm on vacation!" But... we are still making breakfast, using towels, the bathroom and shower...on and on and on...Oh well, that's what next weeks for, right?
I found a couple of new challenges in Blog-Land so I thought I would show you two totally unrelated cards.
This one is for the challenge on Encourage Joy, with the challenge being torn paper. I actually made this earlier this year, so all I am doing is posting it for you to see.
The tree stamp is at least 15 years old, and this is probably the first time I've used it. I bought it back in the day when I first tried stamping, and I just didn't get what the big deal was. I even tried selling it, and no one else wanted it either. Well, I am now glad I didn't get rid of it...not sure these fine line stamps are my style, but I like the vintage look of it. I used clear embossing powder on it and the sentiment. That was purchased last year and I plan to use it to make more cards...I love the script next to the block lettering...and the layout of this stamp is so unique. Details-Stamps:Rubber Stampede, Paper Inspirations, Ink:Stampin Up, Paper:Stampin Up
This card I made for my cousin who just bought a new house. Practical Scrappers had a challenge to use simple shape punches, so I chose a square. The main card is a square (4 1/2"x 41/2"), as well as the house image being punched out with a 1 3/8" punch. My husband says the ribbon on the card makes it look "girlie" (the cousin I mentioned is a guy) and he's probably right...But the card needed something there! If I get a chance to make something else maybe...If not, a girlie card it will be!
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.