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.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Otter Birthday

Hi Stamping Friends!

I'm so happy it's the weekend and that the humidity and temps are supposed to be coming down to a more manageable 80 something degrees.  This past week being in the 90's pretty much kept me in the air conditioning. 

I'm looking forward to picnicking outside this weekend and listening to the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center.  I know, pretty high brow of me. LOL.  Before you think I'm too good for the masses, I did engage in the pop culture phenomenon that is Twilight, and went to see Eclipse with my friend this past Wednesday.  I'm not a fan whose has read the books, but who can turn down time with a girlfriend, right?  We actually went with our hubby's a couple of weeks ago to see a showing of Singing in the Rain.  Now THAT'S a movie!  My personal favorite movie musical... So great on a big screen too.  Sigh. If you've never seen it, put it on your Bucket List. (A movie I haven't seen, by the way.) You will thank me.

Oh, and if you live in the Cleveland area, and want a great outdoor dining experience (Like somewhere that doesn't overlook a parking lot...) Head on over to Tinkers Creek Road Tavern.  I took my nieces and we met my husband for lunch a couple weeks ago before the hot weather hit.  It was as perfect a day as you could get.

So, on to my card that is totally unrelated to my previous ramblings.  I used one of the new stamps that is being release by DRS Designs today.  Aren't these Otter's cute?  I used both Bic Mark-its and Copics to create the water around the otters and they themselves were paper pieced.  I stamped them on gray card stock and then used a darker gray copic and the colorless blender to add some depth and highlights to the animals.
  I used the curved Happy Birthday Arc sentiment and made it into a child's birthday card. 

This is just one of the stamps being released today, so pop on by DRS Designs to see them all.

I hope you have some fun plans this weekend, or just some time to relax...Thanks for visiting and if you want a chance at my blog candy leave a comment on this post here.

Have a great weekend. 

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows:

Beary Sweet-Emboss It
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge-Scallops and Embellshments
Gingersnap Creations-Shades of Blue

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Versafine, Punch: Martha Stewart, Embossing: Cuttlebug, Nesties, White Gel Pen, ribbon and brads from my supplies.


Karen said...

I love this card, I think the image is great, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

Lisa said...

Awww those otters are all full of cute!! Makes me want to visit Sea World! Thanks for playing along this week in the Tea Room!

Suzi said...

This is so so cute, love the design and that adorable image. Thank you for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad.
Suzi x

Anonymous said...

Fabulously cute card.Love how you've created the water.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cute card! Those otters are adorable, and I love your combo of paper piecing and coloring. The water around them looks fantastic. Love the arced sentiment, too. Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room.

Lou said...

Cute card!

Thanks for joining us over at pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x

miscanthuscrafts said...

what a cute card! good luck and thanks for joining us at Pear tree designs this week. ClareX

Cheryl said...

Super cute card! I love how you colored the water!

Have a wonderful week end.

Nicole said...

Cute card - great job with the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

rozzy said...

Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Pad this week which such a fab card
Hugs rozzy xx

Spyder said...

aw, what a lovely cute card!! Thank you so much for joining Quirky Crafts in their ribbon challenge this fortnight, New sketch challenge starts tomorrow!


beadz said...

What a great project - love those stamps! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

Jamie said...

What a cute card, I LOVE the colors! Thanks for joining in our challenge!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Elise said...

OH what a cute card!! Such an adorable image! Thank you so much for joining us in the Beary Scrap Challenge!


Poppy said...

love the card.
Thanks for joining in my blog candy give away,
Good Luck.

Jennifer E. said...

Such a stunning card! I love the teal and black together. Great job getting it to fit all those challenges! BTW...you NEED to read the Twilight series--you'll love it!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Karin! Love the colors and the sentiment fits perfectly.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun image. The embossing folder and patterned ribbon enhance the water theme.

Cass said...

Karin, that is so cute! I love the image and glad you had a nice weekend!

Cheryl said...

Hi Karin - I know I already left a comment but I also wanted to thank you for joining in the Meljen's Designs Circle Galore challenge. Good luck with the draw!

1CardCreator said...

What a cute card! I lov ethat arc stamp and the colors you used are perfect! The otters look so cute! Well designed card, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

TannyP said...

Oh my goodness - fabulous job on this card! I just adore that one =) Everything works so well on your watery beautiful card!

Sprytebyrd said...

Oh, such a cute card, Karin!! Love the sentiment and colors!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Circles Galore challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥

Debbie said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

aardvarkpest said...

Lovely card. Great image and so different.


Terry said...

Darling card! Love the Otters and yes, they are just too cute!

merniebug said...

Thanks for joining us here at Meljen's for this weeks circle challenge.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is fabulous with great coloring! Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Challenge!

Michele said...

this is perfectly beautiful! congrats ginger gem!

Terry said...

Congratulations Ginger Gem! Like I said in an earlier post - very cute!

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