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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Creative Clutter

Hi Everyone!

I made a new friend this week.  Actually, I thought I made a new friend, but really she is an old friend.  I was chatting via email, blogs and Papercraft Planet with someone named Melissa.  Turns out she is someone I went to high school with... only I knew her as Missy, this sweet, super smart petite girl with braces.  Well, we all know that braces are a good thing because her smile is really fab and friendly in her little profile pic...lol!  How crazy is the Internet??  It makes the world so small!  Have you joined up with the Amber Ink group on Papercraft Planet?? Maybe you too, can find an old friend, and bond over all things crafty! 

Now, on to my card made with an image from Amber Ink. 

This is from the digi set You're the Perfect Package and it reminded me of my craft space after I have finished my last few cards.  Everything, everywhere!!!
I paired it with the sentiment "Creative Clutter is Better than Idle Neatness" and thought this would be a great card in honor of WOYWW.

Thanks for visiting me.

To buy these fab stamps and make your own crafty goodness, visit Amber Ink.
To hang out with Amber Ink DT and Fans go join the Amber Ink group at PCP.

To say hi to my new old friend Melissa, visit her blog here.

This card is linked to the Everything But the Kitchen Sink button challenge this week.  I thought the buttons were crafty , added to the clutter concept and were just begging to be put in those little random circles.

Ok. That covers it.

Details not listed above-Stamps: Scrolls Work, PTI,  Paper: American Crafts, Nesties, ribbon and buttons from my supplies.


pinky said...

Wow Karin wasn't that nice to rediscover old friendships and you both have the same interests!! Love the card you have made, pretty ingenious use of that digi!

Pam said...

KAAAARIN! Best story EVER. It just makes me feel so smiley inside.
The card is adorable too. I just love how you placed the buttons and added the ribbon. So put together.
Yeah...Best story ever. I still can't get over it.

Sheila said...

Great story & nice card.

Nicole said...

TOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! Great way to use the images!!

Violets Corner said...

Fab card and great story!

Your name, Karin, is common here in Sweden too :)


Nordicblogger said...

I agree with that sentiment! Great LO and background papers!

Heather x said...

reunions are great aren't they, your right the internet is a small place :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Cheryl said...

Cute card! What a fun image! Thanks for sharing the story too.

Have a great week end!

Tracey said...

Fab Card, and great story.

Lizzybobs said...

great card thanks for sharing your story ;o)

TannyP said...

Oh the internet is fabulous =) Lovely card, Karin! That patterned paper is perfect on it!

Phree said...

How cool that you have got back in touch with an old friend! Love your card, perfect for all us with messy desks!

Spyder said...

Sorry I'm sooo late getting round, have a great woyww on Saturday


TinaB said...

Great space!! Sorry I am so late posting xx I would love you to pop to my blog for a chance to win my candy :0) It's Here

Serendipity Stamping said...

How fun to run across an old friend and renew that friendship. I really like that sentiment, I will have to try and remember it.

Winter said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Great card - and you're right about the sentiment and WOYWW....except that even in idle moment sI don not have an urge to tidy!

Amberbop said...

Oh man, Karin! What an exciting story! I love this little bit of crafty clutter, it's beautiful, and so true!

Chrissie said...

Wonderful sentiment... great card.
Thanks for the snoop!

Ann said...

Heehee...love that sentiment! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!

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