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, December 7, 2010

Amber Ink Holiday Hop

Hi Everyone!

Today I'm thrilled to participate in a blog hop for the Amber Ink Torch Bearers past and present.  Who are the TB's? (Wow, that sounds like a disease instead of the honor that it is...lol!)  They are the creatively named Design Team members for Amber Ink, and since I was the inaugural purple Torch Bearer, I'm privileged to be able to participate.  Amber Ink is a craft mafia of the best sort...family for life!

You should have arrived from Shannan's blog, but if you didn't, you will want to begin and end at the Amber Inklings blog.  That's the place to start and get all the details...Rumor has it there will be prizes :)
Now our theme for the hop is a 7 course dinner for 2.  We can only use 2 colors on our card (not counting neutrals) and 7 other things...

Here is the invite I made for my Holiday Shindig this year.  I used the super fab Hostess with the Mostess set.

My 2 colors are blue and brown.
My 7 things are:
1 piece of patterned paper, 1 ribbon, 1 snowflake embelli, 3 different foods, and 1 sentiment. 

 You don't always have to color everything when it comes to an outline stamp...A little color in the right spot can be the wow factor.  Especially when making multiple invites ;)


Gosh I love this girl!  Speaking of lovin' the girlz, your next stop on the hop is Melissa. Make sure you stop and see what she has cooked up for you.

Don't forget to add a dash of love here and there along the way...Remember there are prizes being given out!  Where?  On which blog? You never know!

In case you are totally lost, here is the entire list ;)

Our Ambassador of Awesomeness:
Shannan Teubner @ http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/

Purple Team:
Karin Martin @ http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/  (You are here)
Melissa Czapor @ http://melissaccreates.blogspot.com/
Stacie @ http://hestiashelper.blogspot.com/

Brown Team:
Jackie Randolph @ http://papermoments.blogspot.com/
Julie Elak @ http://lastminutecrafter.blogspot.com/

Pink Team:
Julia Dunnit @ http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/

Blue Team:
Kerri Michaud @ http://cardsbykerri.blogspot.com/

Orange Team:
Taylor Usry @ http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Wendy Price @ http://paperinkandsmiles.blogspot.com/
Emily Leiphart @ http://www.leiphartonart.blogspot.com/
Angela @ http://papercupboard.blogspot.com/
Sunghee @ http://www.creativityinprogress.com/blog

                                                              Thanks for hopping by today!

Challenges this is linked to are as follows-
Wags n Wiskers-Snowflakes

Details not listed above-Stamps:PTI, Ink: Versafine, Markers: Copic,Punches: Marvy, EK Success, ribbon, paper and embellishments from my supplies


Emily Leiphart said...

Karin, I LOVE how you used the hostess in this card! What a fabulous idea!! I especially love the icing on the cake and the snowflake gem.

wendyp said...

omgosh! Karin, you are brilliant with only using the color on the cake! Wish I had thought of that!

Gorgeous work!!!

Kerri said...

EEK, I love this card!!! How creative!

Pam said...

My mind just blew out of the side of my head!

How do you even come up with this? It is such a period piece done in such a contemporary way from the papers, the images, the bling...like watching a charming classic!

Are we ever glad you joined the family, you craft gansta you!

TannyP said...

GENIUS! I love the way you've highlighted the color just on the cake and the awesome bling!

Julie E said...

Ohhhh, you are just sooo creative! Fab use of all the images. I really wanted to use that image, but knew I would exceed the color limit :>)

Amberbop said...

You, my sweet, are the queen of understated glam! I love this, so.

pinky said...

Gorgeous card Karin, the perfect hostess!! Sorry I had to miss out on this one:(

Lindsey said...

Hi Karin, I'm hoppin' on the blog today... great card! I love the way you spotlighted just the cake with colour. Looks yummy!

Angela said...

What a cute idea! Love the repetition-with-a-twist!

Hestia's Helper said...

I love how you used just her hands with the trays for each of your foods! Very Creative!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh how clever - it's kinda like reportage with art..love it!

Gina said...

This is just great, I love this! The circles are so creative.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Karin this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love how you used the circles!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Taylor said...

See, now THIS is genius!

sunghee said...

KarIn, YES!!! Love how you didn't color everything and still looks awesome. Love blue and brwon combo, too. Awesome!!!

Sandie said...

What a great card. Love the design and the colour combo is one of my favourites!!

Cheryl said...

Cool! I love the way you colored this. Awesome idea. I am going to try to hop a long.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Like how you colored just part of the card.... very easy and so Cute too!!

Lillian Child said...

I love to entertain ... and who wouldn't want to come to a party after receiving this one of a kind invitation? Just fabulous!

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