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, November 29, 2010

I'm Alive

Hi Everyone!

I decided to take a little blogging break for the Thanksgiving holiday, so if I haven't been around you your blogs, I will be there in the next day or two.

My husband was on vacation last week, so we had a good time doing things we normally don't when he is working.  We went to see the new Harry Potter movie, went out to eat, bought a new iPod, struggled with getting our new lap top up and running, (that's a whole other story there, many choice words were uttered)went to the CAVS basketball game and saw a great game winning shot by Mo Williams, ate Thanksgiving dinner with my family at my cousins, had second Thanksgiving at my sister in laws on Friday, and I have been trying to get everything decorated for the holidays this weekend.  Oh, and I squeezed in some card making time too. Whew, I'm pooped all over again just typing it.

Some bits of business I want to mention....Wednesday is the big day of the DRS Designs Holiday Blog Slide.  What is a slide? Well, pretty much the same as a hop, but it's the holidays! So, we are sliding along instead of hopping like bunnies ;)

Remember, the more people that enter, the more stamps that will be given away, so mark your calenders.

I did have a post last week at the DRS Designs Blog, so I thought I would post the two cards from over there, here. 
They use basically the same two stamps, Single Fall Tree and Shine On Harvest Moon sentiment, but this one I also used Starry Background and Easy Grass Background.
Here I played up the "shine" bit of the sentiment and covered the image in stamping glitter.  This tree could easily be used for you Christmas cards as well.  How are you coming along with those?  If you need a few new stamps for this years cards, the new releases are in at DRS Designs!  I'll be showing them off real soon.

Oh, and today is the last day to enter the Spoonful of Sugar ChallengeDRS Designs is the sponsor, and you could win a $10.00 voucher to the store!

Well, that's it for me for now.  Here's hoping you aren't overwhelmed by the holiday details yet.

Other challenges this card is linked to are as follows:
Hodge Podge Shop-Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss-Use a Tree
Character Cafe-Neutral and Glitter
Inktegrity-Anything Goes

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ribbon: American Crafts, Glitter: JoAnn's, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Gem from my supplies.


uksharon said...

Great card
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge this week
Best wishes, Sharon

Cleota said...

Your cards are very nice. Love the subdued hues and the sentiment is fab. Thanks for playing along with The Character Cafe this week.

DT member

dj1952 said...

Your card is fantastic! I love the way the background looks. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

pinky said...

Boy you have been busy Karin!! Love your cards, like little mini pieces of artwork!!
Happy sliding lol.

Kat said...

Love both of your tree cards. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Gina said...

Sounds like you have had fun! Love the tree cards. For some reason, I love images and real life photos of bare trees!

Cheryl said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your week. It sounds like you had a lot of fun.

I love your new, Christmas blog header. Cute!

Great cards! I love both ways you used these stamps.

Jeanette said...

I love this kind of tree image. Even tho bare of leaves they are always so expressive. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Gram's Treasures said...

These are beautiful....love your backgrounds! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe this week.
Joyce xx

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous cards!!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful scene cards! Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Fink said...

Just a great job with our challenge at The Character Cafe! You did it wonderfully!

laney said...

Beautiful cards!!! love them both
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week would love to see you next week too

craftymum said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at TG this week
Hugs Sarah X

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully composed scenes...thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

TannyP said...

Your post just reminded me to order MrP & I some HP tickets....so we're off to see it in IMAX next Thursday. YAY! Love these cards......I wish I could master glitter like you've done!

Katja said...

Surprising card!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog. Good luck with it!

Katja (IDIC-DT)

Georgia said...

Great card. I love the way the glitter is all over the image. Thanks for joining us at the cafe this week.

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

These cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet challenge - good luck!


Lynn said...

Fabulous cards and great images :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.
Lynn xx

Padster said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT & IDIC this week
Deb x

Jessica L said...

oooh...Both of these are just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Character Cafe. Hope to see you there again soon! I have candy up on my blog, if you're interested.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Beautiful cards they are lovely! Thank you for sharing and playing along with Gingerloft Challenge hope to see you again!

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