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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.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Olive You

Good Evening!

(This is my second post for today, since I will be taking the day off from posting tomorrow.)

The most recent challenge over at Everything but the Kitchen Sink was another crazy one...Toothpicks! If you hop over to this blog, you will be amazed at what beautiful and creative cards these chicks came up with. I was just gonna blow this one off after seeing their samples. No way could I compete with those ideas...or could I???


So, my idea ended up being really no idea, because I decided to use the toothpick...as a TOOTHPICK!

A very CAS (clean & simple) card that I am planning on using as my husbands Valentine's Day card. How's that for being early and on top of stuff?!

This card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" and the olive was made using a circle punch. I just re-punched the green circle and shaved off one side to make it more oval. Then I used a smaller punch for the pimento. I cheated (I didn't have a stamp with this phrase one it!) and printed out the sentiment on my computer... I don't know if I've ever made a card without any stamping at all. This may be a first.

So, is this a cop out, or am I an evil genius? You pick.
Have a good one...
Details-Paper: Office Max, The Paper Company, Punches: Stampin' Up!, Ribbon from my supplies.

13 comments:

Cheryl said...

Karin, I was going through my google reader and this caught my eye. I clicked on it for a closer look and it was you! Another great card chicky! Nope-not a cop out, it is definately evil (nor not so evil) genius. :)

Lisa said...

Super cute! Really love the olive & sentiment.

Courtney Baker said...

Way cute girl! I love it. And pretty genius! Thanks so much for playing!

theafricanqueen said...

Ingenuity can be an amazing thing! I love your take on olives, even though I can't stand them. As for being a cop out? I don't think so!

TannyP said...

SHEER GENIUS!!! I love it =)

Helen F. said...

Very clever, Karin. All you need now is the martini to go with this great olive!

Winter said...

WOW! What a clever idea! I LOVE it! Thanks for playing with us in the challenge! :)

Virginia L. said...

VERY creative! Love this CAS idea!!

all4sydney said...

That is just WAY TOO CUTE!! Very Creative!!

Lynnette said...

Fabulous idea, and way to get ahead on the Valentine. Man, I'm still scrambling with Christmas cards... You are on top of things

Tammy said...

Absolutely love the sentiment--so clever!! Not at cop out at all for using the computer!! I create sentiments on the computer all the time--limitless possibilities and definitely more cost-effective!!

~kelly marie~ said...

I pick genius! LOVE it! Absolutely adorable and clever!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at EbtKS! :)

Lea L. said...

This is fabulous!! Such a cute idea, and I love the clean and graphic nature of the card!! Great job with the EBTKS challenge!

♥Lea

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