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, May 10, 2011


Hi Everyone,

Well I'm thrilled to say that spring has finally arrived around here.  I mean it's ONLY May 10th for goodness sake! LOL.  I got my grass cut for the first time last week and boy was I covered in mud.  Let's hope things dry off real soon so that I can tackle my flower beds.

Today's card is in honor of the spring season (my mom and grandma's favorite) and I used the newest stamps from DRS Designs.  The background was created by stamping with the Three Butterflies stamp, and I also used the Polka Dot background stamp along the bottom of my pink base card.

The Spring Wording Square was colored with Copics and my pink and black checked ribbon tied it all together.  Oh, and can't forget to mention the added bit of bling ;)

I guess I was in a pink and black mood (it's a classic color combo if you ask me) so my card over at the DRS Designs blog today is another pink and black beauty. Drop by for a visit to see the butterflies make another appearance. 

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Ho's Challenge-Pink, Black & Splash of Green
Creative Cowgirls-Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations-Glitzy Bling
Dream Valley-Flowers
Let's Ink it Up-Embellish it
Scrappy Frogs-Anything Goes
Stampin' Sisters in Christ-All Things Beautiful
All Sorts Challenge-Use 3 Different Stamps
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion-Checks or Plaid

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Momento, Ribbon: Offray, gems from my supplies.


TannyP said...

Wowza! This is just beautiful. That ribbon is gorgeous and the background is perfect. Love the layers, Karin =)

Glad to hear spring has arrived....it sure is a treat to have some lovely weather here, too!

Jennifer E. said...

Pretty! I love the pink and black together. That ribbon is perfect!

1CardCreator said...

This is stunning! I love those flowers and butterflies, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Miesje said...

Beautiful colors and layout. I love that bow. Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Monica said...

Hi Karin,
There is so much beauty in this card... love the sentiment to start with. Then I love the ribbon and the butterflies that you have stamped. Black highlights everything so very well. Happy Spring to you, dear blog buddy! Btw, I loved Kate's sister, Pippa's dress as well... I remember you mentioning that in one of my posts!



Lynn McAuley said...

Love this spring beauty, Karin, with its butterfly background and pretty plaid bow!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous card, Karin! I'm seeing a lot of pink and black cards. I love your butterfly background the ribbon is perfect for your card!

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Catch the Bug with Bugaboo Stamps this week ! Your card is beautiful ! Love the sentiment and the pretty bow ! Good luck !

Cass said...

Ohh Karin, this is gorgeous hun! Colors are beautiful and I love that ribbon with it.

SuzanneK said...

Stunning creation. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

Amanda R said...

This is lovely Karin, very feminine and elegant. Glad spring is finally here too!

Debbie said...

Very pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hope to see you again for our next challenge


Tanya S said...

Oooh love the color combo and the butterfly background.Stunning card hun!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passions!

sgc said...

Great card. Love those colors. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

sgc said...

It's me again! Thanks also for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Amy said...

love the ribbon! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug Blog :) Amy - DT

Mummylade said...

what a lovely sentiment. Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creation and good luck!

Sue said...

Soooo Pretty! I LOVE your ribbon!! How'd you make your bow so perfect?

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Karn, thanks so much for joining us over at SSIC this week and sharing yout beautiful card with us!! I love those butterflies.....gorgeous! Hugs and blessings Sabrina

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours and that ribbon is fab! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Kleeblatt said...

This is a wonderful card. I like it.
Thanks for playing by Creative Cowgirl. Good luck.
Hugs Monika

Cheryl said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and the stamped background. Wonderful sentiment too.

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