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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.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Blessed by You

Edit: Edit to enter this at the Moxi Fab World blog; Inside Out Challenge.

Hello All!

I'm starting to get back into the swing of things regarding blogging and making cards. It has been a snowy weekend, with a lot of hibernation happening in my home, so I took the opportunity to get my stamps inked up.

Cinema Saturday is back with their challenges after taking a break for the holidays, and the movie is The Chronicles of Narnia. I took inspiration from the colors above and made a card using a chocolate brown and Stampin' Up's Sage Shadow. The patterned paper has sparkle on the flowers and I added a ribbon that has an iridescent shimmer to it. (Not sure how well it shows in the photo.)

I chose the above sentiment due to the hopeful message of faith in the movie; it also paired well with the inside sentiment. It will be the perfect card to keep in my stash for when I need a thank you for that special someone.

I do not care for New Years resolutions, but I decided to try one this year. It being, make one Christmas card a week. That way, by November I should have almost enough for my Christmas card list. Let's see how long I last. I'm hoping my putting this out to the blogging universe it will motivate me to follow through.
This being said, here is my first card. Who says Christmas cards have to be red and green, right? Since I had the other half of the Sage Shadow paper from the above card, I decided to try for my first card and am super pleased at how painless it was. Why not always make 2 cards?


As always, thanks for the visit and T.T.F.N. (Ta Ta for Now!)

Details-Paper: Stampin' Up!, Heidi Grace, Office Max, Martha Stewart, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Versafine, Stamps: Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink, Printworks, Nesties, Marvy and EK success punches, ribbon from my supplies.

16 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

Both cards are beautiful!Love the colors and the saying, very pretty cards!

Sandi said...

Wow! Love these cards! They look fabulous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love "why not always make two cards" and am going to put it up in my craft space! :) Great job with the challenge!

Heidi said...

Both cards are beautiful Karin! Great job making a Christmas card for next year!! You're off to a great start!

my5bratz said...

fab colour combo, gorgeous cards, the 2nd is my fave :)

Cheryl said...

Karin,
Lovely card! Love the colors. I never heard of this challenge blog and think I am going to check it out. Great resolution! I wish I could copy you but I just can't make myself make Christmas cards right now. Looking forward to seeing your LSS DT post.

TTFN :)

*Cheryl

Lynn said...

I love this gentle blue!! What gorgeous cards, Karin!!

Suzanne said...

WOW! You stamp the inside?!!! That's great, I really should try that sometime...Happy New Year!

Sankari W. said...

WOW!!! Karin this is simply GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely LOVE the sentiment that you chose to go for the Cinema Challenge - it perfectly fits the Chronicles of Narnia - simply gorgeous!!! And I love the inside!!! Beautiful Christmas card as well! I love your New Year's Resolution to make Christmas cards every week! I did that last year and it was really amazing the relief I felt around October that I didn't have to scramble to make a jillion Christmas Cards! And the really good thing was that I used up all my scrap Christmasy Papers - so I felt guilt free in buying more!!! LOL!!! :)

So glad that you played along with us! Your card is simply gorgeous!!!
Wishing you the Very Happiest of New Years!!!!
hugs!
Sankari :)

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Lovely design and wonderful colors. Good luck on your resolution to make one Christmas card a week. It's a great idea!

TannyP said...

STUNNING! Love those colors - and the idea of doing a Christmas card a week. I may have to take up that challenge myself. Great cards, Karin!

Brooke S said...

Karin with an i I think you are adorable.. My dear friend is with an i as well...

Soooo glad you see you smiling face this week on the challenge blog.... I {heart} your color choice... So soft and reflective.... What a very sweet sentiment as well...

You are a brave girl to make such a challenge with your Christmas card challenge... GOOD LUCK! Wish you well on that journey..

Come play again. We love having you.
HUGS
BROOKE

Abby said...

What a calming color combo! Nice job!

Carol Dunstan said...

lovely cards, I love those colours together :)

Nancy K said...

I love the color combo -I have a hard time pairing the Sage Shadow. What a great resolution too -a good idea to get a lot of cards done before the holiday crunch.

Brandy J. said...

Brandy J. here for Cath! I just wanted to pop in and thank you for participating in the Card Creations: Start to Finish challenge. Check the Moxie Fab World blog tomorrow for the winners!

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