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.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Harvest

Hi Everyone!

My card today was inspired by this fantastic photo I snapped a couple of weeks ago.  I was at a red light, and I quickly grabbed my phone and shoved it out the window and was able to capture this...

Isn't this gorgeous??? I'm awestruck everytime I look at it.  As much as I wish that winter around here was shorter, I wish fall in all its splendor was longer.  Sigh.  This is already just a memory because the trees are now almost bare.

Oh well, it served as great inspiration because here is my card.  I used the tree image from the set Funky Forest by Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
I used a combination of paper piecing and Copics to color it and one of my favorite embossing folders for the background that has a bunch of random autumnal words.  I hand stamped the sentiment and layered it up with some circle punches.  I thought that, and the round buttons coordinated well with that image.

Here is a look at the entire set:

Well, that's it for me today :) I hope you will take time to see what Lindsay and the rest of the team has made
this week.  Their blogs are always worth the visit...You can even snag a freebie or two along the way!

Lindsay (Owner and Designer)
Cheryl (DT Coordinator)

Thanks for visitng me!

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows-
Wee Memories-Free for All
Bunny Zoe-Autumn Love
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
Incy Wincy-Anything Goes
Lexi Creations-Anything Goes
Paper Players-Anything Goes
2 Sisters-No Designer Paper
Polkadoodles-Autumn Colors
The Sisterhood-Fall Leaves

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug, Chalk: Stampin' Up, Ink: Stampin' Up, Punches: EK Success, Lace and buttons from my supplies.


Karin said...

Hello Karin,
You made a fantastic card again. Yes, I also love those autumn colors of the trees. Today it is a realy stormy day here, so I will be crafting again and stay at home, warm and out of the wind. Exept for getting some tealight candles.. in a hurry.
Greetings from Belgium

Laurel said...

Fab card, love the lace!

Rae Anne said...

Love, love, love the way the roundness of the trees matches the roundness of the buttons! Great lace and embossed card stock too! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autum challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Rhonda said...

You are amazing!!! I love this card!!!

pinky said...

Love all the texture and colour on your card Karin. Loving that photo too, just the exact colours we have at the minute over here in Ireland. Though the winds today will soon get rid of those gorgeous leaves:(

Min said...

What a cool card! I love the tree and the colors you used!! The lace is a fabulous touch!
Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Whirling, Twirling, Swirling Autumn Challenge at the Bugaboo Catch The Bug Blog!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Cheryl said...

The trees are beautiful! We missed out on the gorgeous colors this year. (The wind blew them all down when the colors where coming in.)

I love your card! The lace and buttons are the perfect touch.

Sandy Ang said...

Such a pretty fall card !
Love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

1CardCreator said...

Your photo is awesome thanks for sharing it with us! I love the card you made from the inspiration, the buttons are a perfect tie in, so is the embossing folder you used. It looks beautiful together. ~Diane

Jennifer said...

LOVE this card and the colors and that fall photo!!!!

Cindi said...

wow, Karin what a great card! I love the inspiration pic too

Micki said...

Karin, that's an awesome photo. Love those red and orange colors. Your card captures that autumn photo and fall feel perfectly. I like the crochet border too. Great great card.


Mrs. Fence said...

Love these fall colors- in the photo and in the card! Both are so pretty. Love the embossing on the card!

Linda said...

Great card! I love the image and the way you used the buttone. That tree is wonderful. So cute! Sorry about Mr. Linky that was my fault. Thanks for joining us at SSDS.

Tamara Bennett said...

How lovely! I love the fall colors!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

How cute, I think that is perfect coloring for fall, it is just lovely!

Leanne said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous, gorgeous fall picture! I just love looking at the trees when they are changing colors. It's to bad they don't stay like that longer! I love your card also and how you colored the tree! Thanks for sharing it with us!

TannyP said...

Wow - that's a stunning treescape - and you've completely done it justice with your card! Love those buttons & the texture you've created!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, what a gorgeous scene! I LOVE it when trees turn colours. Your card is beautiful and perfectly inspired!!

dragonllew said...

Fantastic card love that stamps and the colours are fab thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Jenny x

AnitaRex said...

Love what you were inspired by, and love what you made!

Ann said...

What a great fall card! Thanks for playing at Wee Memories this week!

Nikky Hall said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles x

Lisa B said...

I Agree! I love everything about Fall!!! The colors especially. Your card is fabulous.
Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

Karyn said...

What a lovely card! Love the colour scheme and that digi set looks soooo cute! Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Passion. x x

Lauretta See said...

Sorry for being late on commenting here... but with so many entries and all.. i am late. But i still wanted to say.. your card is great and thank you for playing with us in our challenge at CRAFT YOUR PASSION :) hugs x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Isn't Mother Nature amazing!! Beautiful photo and adorable creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood Challenge and we hope to see you again next challenge!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! Love how you've coloured the image & added the lace. Thanks for sharing your project with us over at Polka Doodles this week.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Lovely card. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Tip Top said...

Lovely card and bright colours! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

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