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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Simple is Best

Hi Everyone!

Ok, I'm crazy pressed for time this week, and I feel the holidays bearing down on me.  Isn't that crazy?  That I would feel that kind of pressure on November 9th?? Anyhoo, I got my first Thanksgiving card in the mail over the weekend,  (Who are these ridiculous, on top of it people???!) and I realized I have been working on so many things for design deadlines, that I haven't made any cards for my friends and family yet.  Sigh.  Decided for sanity's sake, I would try one layer, clean and simple design for their Thanksgiving cards. 

I have to say, my heart sang just a bit, when I finished this.  I seriously *love* this no big deal card.  Thank you DRS Designs for these two fabulous stamps, Small Silhouette Leaf and Brilliant Fall Greeting.

All I did was stamp that leaf in multiple colors and add the sentiment. Oh yeah, and round one corner. 

And this is it with the new Delightful November Greeting.   I feel my sanity returning just looking at these.

Go ahead, I give you permission to make a bunch of CAS cards for the holidays. Easy as pumpkin pie :)

Keep calm and carry on my friends! 

Challenges these are linked to are as follows:
Scrappy Frogs-Give Thanks
Stampin Sisters in Christ-Weather related (Wind/Swirling Leaves)
Fairy Tale-Anything Goes
AI Factory-Garden Party
Digi Doodle Shop-Autumn
Dutch Dare-Clean and Simple
Hodgepodge Shop-Thanksgiving and Leaves
Scrapbook Sisters-Autumn Colors
Lexi Creations-Anything Goes

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Stampin' Up!


Karin said...

Hello Karin,
I love that card. Indead it is simple and clean but marvellous! I love those fall colors.
Have a nice and a creative day.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is a wonderful card.
Simple and so noble.

Thanks for playing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

Lovely Linda said...

Hello karin - what a great take on this week SSIC! I love those multi coloured leaves - Love it! Thanks you for joining is at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

skylife said...

No matter the little time you're having, it's still a beautiful card. The leaves are just great - like falling from a tree and blown away by the wind...

Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Diane said...

These Autumn leaves and the verse are wonderful! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Great card. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Shelley said...

Karin, what a fab card. I love the colors, fall colors are my favorite. Love the poem too! Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Hope to see you again. Shelley

Annette22 said...

wonderful card

thank you for joining us at our very first Fairytale challenge



Danke fürs Mitmachen bei unserer allerersten Fairytale challenge



Samantha said...

I'm glad you're sane again Karin! These cards are both wonderful. I love CAS and you've nailed it!

Julie said...

You are right, sometimes simple is best. Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's best

Jennifer E. said...

Sometimes the most beautiful cards are the CAS ones, and these follow that rule to a "T". I really love the colors!

Anonymous said...

lovely card! great fall colors and the illusion of falling leaves! thanks for entering this week's garden party challenge at AIF

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. The colors are just great. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

~ Kendra ~ said...

Simple is sometime the best! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspiration Paints!


Cheryl said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling the holiday pressure already my friend. If it makes you feel better, I am in the same boat. How does that happen?

I love your CAS card. the leaves look beautiful and there is beauty in simplicity.

Bianca said...

A very stunnig card! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us on our very first Challenge of Fairy Tale! xx Bianca

Karen said...

Really lovely, love the simplicity of it, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

WeirdCat said...

So elegant and pretty,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

pinky said...

Karin its just brilliant! Love the gorgeous colours of the leaves and the inside verse is excellent. Have a card ready for amber ink, will be posting in the morning so hope I am not to late!!

Jóna said...

Lovely card !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I don't remember if I have post this at your blog before, if so I'll just do it again :D
I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Karen Wilson said...

Love the card!

darling Ho said...

Pretty autumn card!
The color is so pretty!
Thanks for you join our 1st challenge at Fairy Tale Challenge.
~~darling Ho~~ FTC DT

Creative Inspirations said...

very nice autumn card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations paint.

Anette said...

Love your card and the sentiment as well. Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

TannyP said...

What a fantastic smattering of leaves, Karin! I love the clean & simple design of it.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card,thanks for sharing with us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs linda

Tina said...

Gorgeous card. I just love the simplicity! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best! :D Hugs

Kianel said...

beautiful card!
thanks for playing with us at creative inspirations!
love from France, Kianel.

Vicky said...

Great autumn card & the sentiment if fabulous.
Thank you for joining us at CES Challenges & hope you will join again next time.

Hugs Vicky xx

Sara said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with DDSB!

racinggrandma61 said...

Great job. The leaves are fantastic. TY for joining us at AiFactory challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Leanne said...

Wow! I love this card! I need to add those stamps to my wishlist! I love DRS Design Stamps! I love the simplicity! Anything you can mass produce and turn out that fabulous works for me!!
Thanks for playing along at Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog!!
Hugs, Leanne

PokSa said...

Your card is brilliant. I love it.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.

Fae said...

What a lovely card Karin, thanks for joining us this week for the Hodge Podge Challenge and Blog Hop. Good luck.

Hugs, Fae xxx

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous fall card. Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspirations.

kelly said...

Gorgeous card,thanks for joining us at DDCC

Jessica L said...

This is a gorgeous fall card! I love the look of this one! Sometimes we get so caught up with all our embellies that we forget how gorgeous a CAS card can be! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop. I have candy on my blog, and you already qualify for one entry if you're interested.

Ms. Jen said...

Great card. I really love all those leaves. Thanks for joining us at The Hodge Podge Shop!

Hugs - Jen

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