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, January 20, 2011

One more post today...

*This is my THIRD, yes THIRD post today...Scroll down to see the other loveliness from InStyle Stamps and Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.*

Hi Everyone,

Because I had so many other post commitments today, I really wanted to wait until tomorrow to post my AMBER INK project, but the excitement would not be contained! 

Why? Well, today marks the release of the Mod Kitchen set of stamps that Amber so generously designed using my baby speck of an idea after I won the challenge at AmberINK's INKcredible 21 Day Challenge.  Seriously, she took what was a mere amoeba, germ, teeny tiny microbe of a million blatherings on my part,  and made made them into FANTASTIC sets of stamps! Yes, that is plural.  There is a set of great kitchy, kitchen items that match my favorite Hostess with the Mostess set, AND an awesome set of retro greetings, named Say it like it's 1959,  that pair up with these cutie appliances.  Do you like digi? Yes, they come in digi.  Do you like clear stamps? Yes, they come in clear too!   You MUST look now! Go ahead, I'll wait.  

See why I'm excited? Ok, on to my first card.  I knew I wanted to make this the moment I saw the image of the cute little fan.  When I mentioned to Amber how much I loved it,  and wanted to pair it with the image of the mailbox from the set  Hope, Popcorn and Wine, she even included the the Fan Mail sentiment in the new Say it Like It's 1959!  


Here is a close up of the sentiment and the little envelopes that I made as embellishments.  They are just tiny rectangles topped with a tiny triangle and a bit of highlighting from a gray Copic marker.

So, I think this will be a swell Valentine for someone that I think highly of...Right now Amber and Pam (Yes, there is a team at Amber Ink) are pretty much at the top of my list; For many, many reasons too numerous to mention and way beyond these fabulous stamps. 

Stop by the Amber Ink blog to read more, and get the list of the fantastic design team (aka Torch Bearers) who have also made grand creations with the new releases this month...

Aloha Everyone ;) 

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows:
Beary Scrap-Love or Friendship
Bunny Zoe-Love is in the Air
Claudia & Company-Yellow, Red, and Green
Copic Creations-Anything New
Crafty Pad-Something New
Creatalicious-Ribbon and Love
Delicious Doodles-Use 3 Colors
Paper Issues-Valentine's Day
Pile It On-Anything Goes
Secret Crafter-With Love
Simply Create-Use your Punches
Stamp Something-Anything Goes

Details not listed above-Paper:Recollections, The Paper Company, Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Markers: Copic, Ribbon from my supplies.


Trina said...

Karin, I can't wait to head over to Amber Ink and see the rest of "your" set! (Don't you love that!) Your card is absolutely adorable.

p.s. If you're interested, today is the last day for the Anything Goes Challenge at Guylou's Inimitability if you'd like to enter your card there too!


1CardCreator said...

Wow have you ever been busy and creating so many awesome cards. You had an awesome idea for this card, I love the tiny envelopes and the fan is so retro! Love it all, I have to go see the rest of the set! Congrats also on getting your idea made into stamps, that is really awesome! ~Diane

TannyP said...

Awesome!!! You had such a great idea =) So much greatness - I think you made Amber's birthday =)

Amberbop said...

We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

How much do I love this card? How much do I love you? Infinate much. xoxo

Pam said...

Karin, I am such a goof - I get all teary reading this! Don't take it personal ;) I can't even believe how you rock this! Little envelopes - are you kidding? I can think of someone else I'd like to send fan mail to.

Julie E said...

So FUN!!! So Cute!!! So ingenious!!! I need this set!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Congratulations, Karin! It's so exciting to see your set and I LOVE this catchy card!! Fan. Mail. Too cute! Oh, and the little envies? Genius!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this! Fabulous card! It made me smile!

pinky said...

Brilliant your brain works so well with these little puns!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

What a fun card!! Love the CAS design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Claudia & Co!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

Gina said...

You have been really busy!! I love this, what a fun card. I just saw the new releases over there, how fun!

Glenda said...

So fabulous! Love the colours and the envelopes are PERFECT! Thanks for playing along with my red challenge.

sunghee said...

OMG! Clever clever! Love those little envies!

Teri said...

Great card hun!
Thank you for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri x

Jennifer said...

Awesome stuff! You have been busy!

Scrappy said...

Omigoodness! How Cute is this!! So original! We are so happy that you joined us this week at PIO! Hope you’ll be back to play along soon!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great creation!

Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Sunday for another brilliant challenge! :)


beadz said...

What a cute card! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Thanks for playing along at the Beary Scrap and good luck!

Patricia said...

Very cute card, Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Beary Sweet Challenge. I hope to see you again. Good Luck!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Great humor card. REally, a fantastic card for our color challenge at Claudia & Co. Awesome job!

Gwen C&Co.

Cheryl said...

Adorable card! Love the row of little envelopes!
Thanks for joining in the Copic creations challenge!

Lauren said...

Gorgeous valentine! Great sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next time!

~*Joni said...

Awww Karin, this is sooo adorable! Fan mail - heehee! What a great idea! Your card is perfect with those little envelopes, it would make anyone feel like a rockstar. :)
Amber and Pam are awesome, aren't they! From one former torchbearer to another, thank you for joining us at Claudia & Co. this week!
~*Joni C&Co. DT

kaylou said...

wow what a cute card, thanks for joining our Love challenge at Creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xx

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