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, December 11, 2009

This-n-That and a Hedgehog Hello

Hello Peoples!

Lately I have been planning my posts ahead of time, since I knew I would hit a time crunch this week, so it seems like I haven't blogged in ages. It's been all good, busy stuff, so I will tell you about some of it now.

This past Sunday we had a family Christmas Tea, hosted by my Aunt Inge at Ashley Place.

It's a lovely tea room,
with a great, big gift shop attached. For those of you that care, they sell Brighton, Vera Bradley, Pandora, Troll Beads and much more;

Including gift-y tea items.

We had a nice time talking and catching up with the cousins, all while enjoying some fabulous treats. Heavenly and festive!

Thanks for a great time Aunt Inge!

On Tuesday, I had the ladies from my Bible study over and we had a great time of food and fellowship. I would show you some pictures of our time together, but I was having so much fun, I forgot to take some! You'll just have to take my word for it, that my house was clean and all the food was yummy.

Wednesday rolled around and I actually went out buying my first group of gifts. I am no where near done, but at least I feel like I made a small dent in my list.

Yesterday I took Aunt Inge out shopping for Christmas and she took me to lunch here. I've been there before, but it's been a few years. It really is a nice place and very historic...Until recently, I didn't know about it's ties to the Underground Railroad. Very cool and my salmon was excellent.

So, that brings me to today. I have so much to do to catch up here at home. (Laundry! It seems like it's always looming.) I want to figure out what I need in order to get my packages to the Post Office, so they can ship out on Monday. I still have to finish writing those Christmas cards that I want to attach a longer note to, and finish making my dish soap. ( I made 25...only 48 more to go! Ack! Then there's the packaging of them...) I really think it's easier to buy gifts, than to make them. (Who said that???!)

Well, if you've stuck with me this long, I guess I should show you a card. I made it awhile ago when I first came across the easel style of cards, and wanted to give them a try. I was hoping to save this to show off closer to Valentine's Day, but what the heck. Here it is:
Cute, huh? I bought this retired Stampin' Up set from someone because I thought it was just darling, but I wasn't so sure how I would do with the coloring part of the open lines of these images. No worries, I like it just fine.

This is the inside...

and the side view.

Well, thanks for letting me ramble on, and be on the look out for some cute packaging ideas from the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Design Team.

Have a great rest of the day!

Details- Stamps: Stampin' Up!, Paper: Bazill, Office Max and unknown source, Ink: Stazon, Markers: Sugarloaf, Colored Pencils: Koh-I-Noor, Punches: EK Success, Ribbon, Button and Brad from my supplies.


Martha said...

what cute card and coloring, you did great ;)

Cheryl said...

Oh Karin- I LOVE this hedgie card. He is sooo cute.

Nancy said...

Great easel card!!

Sew-Ink said...

Very cute card! That little hedgehog is really cute and the food looked great!

jimlynn said...

Your little hedgie is precious!!!!! So cute.

Lynn said...

What a fun week you have been having!!

Love your delightful hedgehog easel card,Karin! Super cute!!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

The hedgehog is adorable. I love the simplicity of the layout as well.

C.C. said...

The tea room looks very pretty and the treats looks delicious too. I have never been to a tea, maybe one day.

I love your little hedgehog, he's adorable! Thank you for visiting me and leaving me such encouraging words. Have a great day!

TannyP said...

Looks like a busy time, but sounds like fun!! =)

Awesome coloring on this sweet hedgehog. Your easel turned out beautifully. I really need to try one of those style cards!

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