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, July 19, 2010

Oh, What A Doll

Hi Everyone!

Don't you just love the title of my post?  It's the name of the new stamp set available tomorrow (yes, THE day is almost here!) at the Amber Ink store!  Yay!

I can't begin to tell you how dear to my heart this new set is...I simply adored paper dolls as a child.  In fact, I still have all my paper dolls packed away in a box to this day.  I played with them constantly ( which is why some are all held together with tape...lol) and even used to make clothes for them myself. 

After I was too old to play with them, like maybe Jr. high age, I used to pull them out and write torrid soap opera stories about them :)  I never truly out grew them.

This fabulous new set has a fantastic Amber girl in it, along with a slew of clothes to make different outfits for her...dress, scuba gear, bathing suit...Shut up, I totally love it! 

I use the current layout from Clean and Simple Stamping

and made her into super volleyball chick.  She is dressed in shorts and tank top made using the new paper, Hope, Popcorn and Wine.  I also liked this layout because I could use a coordinating strip of dotty paper on the side.

Love her!

And just so the boys don't feel left out, I used the digi image of the ball to create a card for them as well.

I copied it a couple of times, colored them just because I could and added a simple computer generated sentiment.  I layered it on top of a piece of the new seahorse paper and added some ribbon.  I thought ribbon in black with a knot instead of a bow would be ok on a boy card :) 

Well, tomorrow is the big day!  Make sure you come back to see what fun is in store...

Thanks for visiting me!


Diane said...

Awesome Karin, I love them both! ~Diane

Amberbop said...

That masculine card is so so smart!! I love both!

Nordicblogger said...

Both cards are great--so fun and cheerful!

Anonymous said...

Fab cards!! I am sooooooooooooo excited for tomorrow--I will be stalking to buy them the moment they go live!! Blessings and Hugs!

Virgo5 said...

Hi Karin, well my heart is totally with you on the paper doll thing! I LOVED my paper dolls, hated my younger sister when she got into them & bent their ankles! I made clothes & everything...I wish I had kept them.

I love what you did with the Amber girl here, she looks great with the vollyball!

TannyP said...

What a wonderful pair of cards - you've done such an amazing job of dressing her like the athlete that she is! Love the clean feel of the ball trio, too =) Awesome work as always!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful cards

Nicole said...

I LOVE how you turned her into playing volleyball! I thought she was waving, then I thought she was swimming! WOW she's a busy gal!! xo Nicole xo

Taylor said...

too too too cute! Love the masculine volleyball card!

theneon said...

Nice combo -- good to remember "the boys." Lovely idea for the clean and simple sketch.

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