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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, June 28, 2010

Over the Hill

Hey Everyone,
Did you have a fun weekend?  I attended the company picnic where my husband works on Saturday.  I think the employees and their families all had a fun time.  Summer is a great time to party outside, right? 

Unless it was last years picnic.  There was a monsoon that day. I kid you not. Words cannot describe what it was like to be huddled in a picnic pavilion with a hundred people and the rain blowing at us sideways.  I take that back, the words would be...Soaking Wet!  The wind showed no mercy and ripped off the table clothes that were taped down with Duct Tape!  Doesn't that stuff hold anything and everything together?  Napkins and plates were flying like confetti, children were crying, and the lighting made me fear for my life!  Needless to say everyone was reminiscing about it...a year later you can laugh.

Well, my card today is made with a sentiment from DRS Designs.  I immediately thought I would pair So Many Candles with this embossing folder for a great clean and simple Over the Hill type of card.  Perfect  for a guy. Even though I broke my rule about glitter on guy cards.  They are however candles that shine, and it's a birthday for goodness sake, so I'm making an exception. 

Thanks for visiting!

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows:
Craftalicious-Monotone

Details not listed above-Ink: Versafine, Paper: The Paper Company,

17 comments:

Angelica Carballo said...

Hi! Karin

Good job very elegant your card...I love the candles.

Angie

Poppy said...

great card.
poppy

Jennifer E. said...

Fun card Karin! I love the black and white! That embossing folder is perfect for that sentiment!

TannyP said...

Oh look at those awesome candles...with a perfect sentiment =) Love this!!

1CardCreator said...

Really smart looking card for a man Karin and those are always so hard to make. Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Stephanie said...

Karin - I love this embossing folder! Haven't seen it yet.

So glad that you had better weather for the picnic this year. And, yes I've read The Help and LOVED it!! I actually listened to the audiobook & the readers were the best I've ever heard on an audiobook! I can't wait for the movie :)

CuttlebugCourt said...

Great card. I have this embossing folder and love it- I'll tell you my secret. I usually use just the bottom parts ( not the flames of the candles) for a fence or "wainscoting" on the bottom of my card. shh, don't tell! :) Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, Karin, I'm totally gonna have to "case" this card! It's just a perfect use of the embossing folder!
I'll miss working with you on I Love Digi, but I'm sure we'll run into each other again somewhere in the blogosphere! I'll be sure to pop back in and see what you're up to often!
Take care of you!
Hugs,
Dee

Nordicblogger said...

What beautiful embossing. This is such a beautiful, clean card. The ribbon is the perfect finishing touch for it.

Cheryl said...

Whew - glad the picnic this year was much better!

I love this card! The glitter is perfect. What are rules for except to be broken?

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Love that embossed background!!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for playing along at Crafty Creations with your lovely project - very elegant! Cheers Claire x

Jenny said...

Very pretty... love it :) :) :) :) :)

JanJay said...

Great card, very elegant and sophisticated

Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Craftalicious and best of luck

Jan x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card. love the embossed candles.
Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious, hope you can play next challenge too
hugs Mandy xx

Nettie said...

I love the embossing on this one Karin. Glad the weather was on your side for the picnic.x

scootsv said...

Last night I checked out your gallery at DRS and loved your cards, especially this one. I have not yet seen this embossing folder. Can you tell us what it is called and what company? I searched and searched last night and could not find it anywhere else but YOUR card! Thanks for sharing.

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