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, July 18, 2010

The Countdown Continues...

*This is my second post for today....Please scroll down for the current sketch challenge at DRS Designs!*

Hi Everyone!

I'm so happy you stopped back to visit me today.  We are in full swing with sneak peeks for the Grand Opening of Amber Ink on Tuesday July 20th.  This is the paper I previewed yesterday. It's the Seahorse Paisley, which is just so vibrant and fun; fabulous for this time of year when the weather is warm and the sunshine is bright.

I used it to make this card which incorporates images from the brand new stamp set "Can I Keep Him?"  This new underwater themed set is full of darling little sea creatures, and I was excited that they fit the current Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
Here is a close up of the squares up on their pop dots.  The sea animals are colored with Copic markers and I tried to capture the glossy effects I added to the pearl for a little shine.
One of my favorite images is this little puffy fish...So cute, right?

This next paper sample is a bright pink with seaweed, paisley and goldfish on it....

And I used it on my next card.  It uses the adorable Mermaid image from the same set named "Can I Keep Him?"

I couldn't resist using that cute little fish again, only this time he's (Yes, it's a he...He is blue after all) up on a pop dot and more like an embellishment. 

I just envision crafters using these papers and stamps for little girls birthday parties, pool party invites and vacation journals....the possibilities are endless!

There is also a companion set of digi images coming out, all in an underwater theme.  It's just chock full of different types of coral, seaweed and sea urchin.

Goodness, it really is a thrill to be a tiny part of this venture and I'm so happy you're coming along for the ride too!  I can't wait for you to see everything on July 20th, but until then, stop by the Design Team blogs on my side bar.  They may be showing you something Amber Ink-a-licious of their own today.

See you tomorrow!

Other challenges one or both are linked to are as follows:
Aud Sentiements-No sentiment on front of card
Bunny Zoe's-Summer Days
Crafty Card Challenge-Summer With the option of Yellow
Creative Card Crew-Use a Die Cut
Scrappy Frogs-Girlie Girl
Whoopsie Daisy-Hot, Vibrant Colors

Details not listed above-Paper:The Paper Company, Punches: EK Success, Marvy, ribbon and rhinestones from my supplies.


pinky said...

Karin I am absolutely loving your cards! These papers and images are just the best to play with. Thanks for sharing them with WhoopsiDaisy this month. Hugs

Pam said...

Karin, I don't know if it is POSSIBLE to have a favorite from everything you make, but that mojo monday card has got to be towards the very top of my list. It is wonderful. I love how you used the paper and the individual images to so beautifully coordinate. I love puffy too. Keep 'em coming. I am insatiable @ the moment!

Jenny said...

Very very cute cards Karin!! Love them both! :) :) :) :) :) Have a wonderful Sunday! HUGS!

Amberbop said...

No seriously, that top card makes me jealous. I LOVE It. xo.

Erin said...

Both your cards are super cute. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Audrey said...

super cute! I love that DP! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Heidi said...

Karin these cards are sooo cute!

Emma said...

Great under the sea cards! Love your mermaid! Thanks so much for joining us over at Oh Alice!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Very cute! After 5 hrs of swimming yest. I feel a little like a mermaid myself, LOL! Thanks for playing along w/ Oh, Alice!

Julie said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Basement Stamper said...

both cards are absolutely darling, but I love the first one with the variety of sea creatures on it. Thanks for playing with Oh, Alice this week!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Awww, both cards are adorable!!
Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Nordicblogger said...

Beautiful work, as always. I love the sea creature theme and the colors and patterns you've chosen.

Ruthie said...

Hee hee - love the puffer fish too!

thanks for sharing the fun with us at Aud Sentiments


Dragonlady said...

Hi Karin

Love both your cards, like the theme too!!
Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

HUgs Ali x

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