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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, February 14, 2011

Massive Valentine's Day Blog Hop

Hi Everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!
I'm so proud to be a part of this enormous Valentine's Day blog hop that is showcasing lots of crafty goodness, all in celebration of this day of love :)  What could be better than that, right?  I have a list of all the participants at the end of the post, but in the line up, you should have arrived from Sugar's blog.  If you didn't check the list below or begin at Taylor's blog so you don't miss out on any of the fun.  We have a huge amount of prizes that will be awarded to random commenter's, so be sure to leave some blog love along the way.  The list of sponsors and prizes is below as well, but let's move on to the main event.


My first card uses Amber Ink's Hostess with the Mostess set colored with Copic markers in tons of pink and red and some checked iPaper for the holiday.  The hearts are from a Stampin' Up set, and they fit perfectly on her tray.  Heart shaped sugar cookie anyone?

Monday I usually post something I made with a stamp from I Brake for Digis.  I didn't have an obvious Valentine image , but I thought this set of Jars would fit the bill, since one is filled cute hearts.  


The twine, button, checked ribbon and Cosmo Cricket paper all seems to fit the kitchen theme. When shopping at I Brake for Digis, be sure to use the code SAVE10KARIN and you will save 10% on your entire order!


Thanks so much for making it to my blog on this fabulous hop that goes on through February 17th at 6:00 pm EST. That gives everyone a fair chance to make the rounds to all the blogs on the list.  Prizes will then be awarded to random commenter's from all the participating blogs on the hop.  Remember, the more comments you leave, the bigger your chance of winning!  Next up is Sunghee... Her blog is always worth the visit, what ever day it is!

Joyce Martens (Jolara) - http://jolaras.blogspot.com/
Erin Leveille -http://stamptillucramp.blogspot.com/
Heather Lee-Reppen - http://inkonmyear.blogspot.com/
Karin Martin - http://karin-withaniforpaper.blogspot.com/  (You are here!)


And now the list of our amazing sponsors!




Prizes:
- StampInsanity - with a set of choice for one winner
- Meljens designs - 4 digis to one winner
- Pixie Dust Studio - 2 digis to one winner
- Lizzie Anne Designs - $10 gift certificate
- Christian Paper Crafts - 1 year general membership
- Paper Pretties - 3 total winners: 1 person will receive Timeless Love stamp set; 2 people will receive 5 digis of their choice from the store
- Karber Digital Images - 2 digis to one winner
- Di's Digi Downloads - 5 digi images to one winner
- The Scrappychick Boutique - 2 6x6 Cosmo Cricket paper pads to one winner
- Stampendous - 4 cling rubber stamps from new release to 1 winner
- Pink Cat Studio - 5 digis of winner's choice to one winner
- Amber Ink - $10 gift certificate (and more if people use an Amber Ink product - see deets on their blog)
- Simply Betty Stamps - 3 digis of the winner's choice
- Mark's Finest Papers - set of their choosing to the winner
- Dreamweaver's Stencils - a couple stencils, pearlescent embossing paste and a palette knife
- Chi Chi Memories - Meaning of Love Digi Stamp Set to one winner
- Little Potato House - $20 gift certificate
- Kenny K digis: 4 digis to one winner (AND: 2 digis to anyone who uses a Kenny K image for their hop card)
Challenges these cards are linked to:
The Crafty Pad-Hearts
Let's Ink it Up-Valentines (No Digi)-My Hostess card
One Stitch at a Time-Make it Pretty
PaperWorks-Hearts
Stamptacular Sunday-Lovin' from the Oven
Bee Crafty-Hearts and a digi-My Jar card
Stamp Something-Valentine

77 comments:

TannyP said...

Two cards?! You were rocking this weekend, Karin! Gorgeous job on both - I just love that Hostess =) Your jars look fabulous and your sponging is divine. Great creations, Karin!

Poppet said...

Great cards Karin, the hostess card looks fab with the deep embossing and gingham paper. The jar card reminds me of a 50's kitchen when preserves etc were generally homemade. Wonder how you make the yummy hearts.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh these are astounding!!! I love the second card and all the fun jars! Beth aka BR-T

Cheryl said...

Karin, These are so cute! I love the AmberInk card. You colored her so cute and the hearts are the perfect touch for Valentine's Day. The I Brake for Digi's card is also adorable. Your jars look great.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Silli said...

Hi Karin, your cards are so very pretty, love all your hearts, love your coloring! Happy valentin´s day..;) HUGS

Jane Matsumoto said...

These are darling, Karin! Love the dp! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

BlackBird said...

That´s very pretty cards.

Sue said...

Lovely cards!!!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Beautiful creations, love the Amber Ink one, those hearts are inspired:)
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

Sugar said...

darling! love them both!!

Pam said...

I drug my laptop over to show this card to my mommy (she watches Lawrence Welk, Perry Mason and I Love Lucy every night;)- I think this was her all time favorite AI card. We are now officially validated. Thank you.

Gemma said...

Great cards both of them, the image of the hostess is just great, love the second card as well with the big gingham bow! Thank you for joining our Lovin'from the oven challenge this week at SSC! Hugs Gemma

Erin said...

Very cute, great job. Happy Valentines Day!

Kiksisworld said...

Great cards! Love the layouts.

Hugs Kiksi

jan farnworth said...

great cards

Sprytebyrd said...

Hey Karin! Fancy meeting you here :o) Love your cards! Your hostess card is awesome, the hearts really are a perfect fit! And your jars are cool, too! I'm developing a like for little jar images!!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Julie E said...

There you go getting all creative!!! Love the tray of hearts, too cute :>)

shersl84bed said...

Your cards are so pretty. I love the top one with the hearts balancing on the tray, super cute!

ShersL84bed@aol.com

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Karin
Both cards are fabulous,thankyou for joining us at Craftycatz this week,
hugs Dianne xx

Amberbop said...

How you continue to top yourself, I'll never know ;) Happy V-day. You give good heart.

Brigitte said...

Cool cards!!! TFS
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

silvia said...

Cute cards!!

1CardCreator said...

Love them both Karin!

Louise said...

Two wonderful cards. I especially like the tray of "cookies" that card is so dimensional. Happy Valentine's Day, Louise

Tracey said...

Beautiful cards!!

Sprytebyrd said...

It's me again!! Have to go check out those jars!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Don't forget our DT call, too! :)
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot

Lisa said...

Adorable! love the cards!

tiffany said...

what great cards, love that jar filled with hearts! Thanks for joining in the challenge at 2 Sisters! =)Tiffany DT

Scrappychick said...

Hi Karin, both cards are just fabulous but I really love the jars!!! Not just the uniqueness of it but the layout and all the little extras! Valentine Hugs!
Cyndi

Emily Leiphart said...

Two wonderful cards, Karin! Originally, I was going to have a Hostess carrying a plate of hearts, too. I'm glad we didn't double up and I used the blowfish instead! ;) LOVE the jars!

Chantal said...

happy valentinesday!!

mobolilu said...

Wow these cards are real beautiful- I love these motives!
Best wishes IlO

Lorraine said...

Beautiful cards and I love the images you used!

Pam Hornschu said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love the vintage look of the image and papers on the first one, and those jars in the second are so great. Amazing coloring on those as well. Love the background DP.
Pam Hornschu
www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com

Cat said...

What yummy cards! Love the LOs and colors! Happy Valentine's Day!

Allye said...

cute cards, great colouring

Juliet A said...

Your jars card is really unique!

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards! Love those little hearts. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Saskia said...

Beautiful cards, very elegant!

Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Both cards are very adorable. Thank you for sharing.

Marianne said...

Both cards are beautiful. The first card has such pretty colors! The second card, i love those jars! You are talented!

Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!
marianne

Anke said...

Wow, you made great cards!
I like the first stampdesign!

Sammibug said...

Fabulous cards! I'm loving all of the wonderful inspiration on this hop!

Anne Marie said...

So much work beautiful cards!

SuzanneK said...

Fab cards, great designs. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

Lindsey said...

I love both these cards, Karin! Piling a platter full of hearts was brilliant! Love those jars, too. :)

sunghee said...

You are so smart!!! Love love how you combined differents stamps! What a faboulous card!!

Kerry said...

So so cute karin! happy Valentine Day!

wendyp said...

They're both adorable!!! love the platter of love the hostess with the mostest is serving up! Very creative!!!!

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous cards, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Tanya said...

Both cards are adorable! i love the heart platter on the first one :)

Cat Spicer said...

What totally YUMMY Creations!

Heidi said...

Love both your cards! I especially love the hostess with the hearts image in the first card.

Barbara said...

Love all your card. They are breathtaking. Your "Heart" card is just adorable. Love the image and all the details. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week. XX

Jennifer Dove said...

wow! Super cute cards!

ona_i_ja said...

Your card is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at
OSAAT and LIIU and good luck!
Hugs
Agnieszka

Patricia H said...

Super job on both cards! I especially like how the heart-shaped cookies are coming out of the frame on the first card for a great 3D look, and that embossing folder is lovely!

margie c said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the 2nd card and its papers! Great job :)
hugs, margie

Purple Crazy said...

Fabulous cards, thanks for joining us a Gingerloft this week hugs Wendy xx

Mary J said...

Really nice! Thx for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss!

Mary J xxx

Janelle said...

Hi Karin! Adorable Hostess card. How she can handle all those hearts at once? She IS the mostest. I love those cute little jars on the second card. Both are awesomely colored and designed. So glad I stopped in for the hop.

Karen L said...

I am loving your cards! The embossing, the colors, the coloring technique...all WOW!!

Brennen said...

Well, you just can't lick a food theme. hehe. Cute cards. tfs

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Barbara said...

I get to view your card twice this week. I still love the 50's image and your card design! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cowgirls for our "HEARTS" challenge this week. We hope your will return in two weeks for our next challenge. XX

Terrece said...

Love the hostess card. All the pinks blend so well together. Great card!

Marjo said...

Gorgeous,thanks so much for joining our Birthday Bash at OSAAT.

Hugs, Marjo..Don't forget to check out my Birthday Comment Candy here

Hugs, Marjo

Leona said...

Cute cards.

Sheng said...

I love her pile of hearts, clever.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are awesome. I love how the cute design of the first one and also the jars of goodies are a must have to own as well. Nice versatile designs not only for Valentines but for other occasions too.

Lea said...

Fantastic cards! Loved them!

Lea Kimmel

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Love both the cards! I think the jars are perfect! And of course the hearts on the tray are too fun!

KindredEsprit said...

Wow! What beautiful cards! I love your colouring and all the details! Very inspring!

Taylor said...

I can't pick a fav!!!! How sweet, Karin! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Fab job on both your cards! I love them both and your coloring and attention to detail is spot on! Thanks for playing along with us at The Crafty Pad ‘Hearts’ challenge this week. Hope to see you again on Sunday for a new challenge, & wishing you good luck in the random draw for the Creative Craft World goodies up for grabs :) The Navy Wife

Jo Davies said...

Gorgeous, beautiful work, fab detail....thanks so much for sharing with us at our Birthday Bash over at OSAAT...... Jo xxx

Maria (inkymits) said...

Hiya, this is a great project! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad, hope to see you again next week.

Maria x

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