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, July 25, 2011

Hambo Hoedown Monochromatic Card

Hi Everyone,

I think I have the lament of everyone when I say, "I have been so busy this summer!"  Where is the summer running off to?  Next week is AUGUST!  Did I just freak you out?  I kinda did myself :)

I did a garage sale with my best friend week before last.  It was at her house, so I just brought some stuff I had left over from my last sale and even some crafty stuff that I had from craft fairs gone by...Then last week was Vacation Bible School at my church.  I've been volunteering for quite a few years, and now it's just to the point where they expect me to help in my usual spot. They had a great turn out. One little kid that came back on Tuesday brought a friend.  It was so cute, at the registration table he said he didn't know what they could do today that could top yesterday...It was "So Much Fun!"...LOL!  I guess that makes it worth it.  I didn't even have time to unload my car of the left over garage sale stuff until Thursday.  I'm sure people thought I was living out of my car.

Anyway, we had a ton of rain this weekend, so we opted not to go to the Cleveland Orchestra, since they play outside at an open air theatre.  Instead we saw Tree of Life.  I was prepared for the artsy fartsy weirdness, but I wasn't prepared for the hand held camera aspect, so that made me queasy for the entire 2 plus hours.  It was hard to close my eyes to gain some equilibrium too, due to the lack of dialog in the movie.  I came home and laid on the couch for an hour before I finally started to feel better.  Sigh. So weird because I've never had that happen before.  Rod got queasy on the Simpson's ride at Universal and a friend wasn't happy during The Blair Witch Project, so I guess I can now sympathize.

Ok, now that you are semi caught up on my life, I have been dying to play along with the Hambo Hoedown.  You know they send you a FREE digi just for playing, right?  Nope, you don't even have to win the challenge, just email them a photo of your card,

This week is a monochromatic challenge and it's supposed to be a color you don't usually use.  While I do use pink at times, I never use it on a card for guys, which is what this is.  I LOVE those "Hambo" pigs!  I used the Pig Inmate digi that I got awhile back for playing, so I'm happy to finally be able to use it.  I did try and butch up the card with brads, twine and buttons. Only in "Cardville" are buttons considered masculine ;) . 


Oh, and the twine? Since I only have red, green and brown,  I tried the make it yourself variety with no success.  Yet that didn't stop me from using it anyway. Go visit Emily if you want to see real twine used in an awesome way.  Ok, enough from me.  Play along at the Hambo Hoedown right here

 Until tomorrow...

Other challenges for this card:
 Dustin Pike-Birthday-Animals
Lollipop Crafts-Anything Goes
2 Sisters-Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner-All the B's, Black, Bling, Buttons or Bows
Totally Paper Crafts-One for the Boys
Card Cupids-Birthday
Crafty Emma-Humor/Funny
Fuzzy Wuzzy-Animal and Punches
Craft Us Crazy-Anything Goes
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes

Supplies not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Unknown source, Markers: Copic, Punch: Martha Stewart, Nesties Brads, buttons from my supplies.


Monica said...

Hi Karin,

You sure have been busy...
So Tree of Life is a mixed bag, is it?

This card is so cute and I love the colours you have used. Very natural and soothing. The buttons and twine look becoming.

xxx Monica

1CardCreator said...

Karin this is just too stinkin cute! I want this stamp!

Doreen said...

Love this card Karin,the image is soooo cute.xxx

Donna said...

ROTFL!!! Love the Hambo images, and what you do with them. Thanks for sharing a wonderfully happy card!

Sue said...

OMG, what a funny card, made me laugh out loud!
Coloring is beautiful and your detials and sentiment are perfect.

Thanks for joining the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Heather said...

ACK!!! THIS IS ADORABLE!!! I might have to check out that image. My hubby is a cop and that would just be too cute!!!

HEHEHE!!! Great card, LOVE The sentiment.

Thanks for getting wild with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.

Heather D.

Beverly said...

Wonderful card for the Hoedown. I'm so glad you had time to join us!

Craftyanny said...

Love it!! What a great image and the sentiment is perfect.
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
Anne x

jonim52 said...

Very cute card, karin, love the layout, and the image is adorable.

Julie said...

What a fun card Karin! I'm so glad you entered the birthday challenge at Southern Girls! Hope to see again Julie.x

Amanda R said...

Great coloring Karin and I love the sentiment! I have twine but I am never happy with how it comes out but I think yours looks fine.

Hestia's Helper said...

Not bad for a car-dweller!
That sentiment made me giggle!!
I'm so glad you decided to join us for the Fresh Brewed Designs "Wild" challenge so I could stop in to say "Hi".


Cheryl said...

Wow - you are one busy lady! My head is spinning just reading about it.

I love your monochromatic piggy card! Too stinkin' cute! I love the twine.

Gale said...

LOL. To funny. This is a great BD card.!
Thanks for sharing your "Wild Side" with us at Fresh Brewed Designs.
:) Gale

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) The image is very cute and the sentiment is perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC
Lols x x x

Amberbop said...



You are too funny.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Karin, love the sentiment,Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge!

TannyP said...

I think your twine turned out beautifully! Great job on the challenge - you totally owned it. Love the use of pink for a guy's card....fabulous idea =)

Judy Rozema said...

I adore this!! So cute!!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, I want to squeeze that pig! It's so cute and I love the stunned look on its face!! You are too funny re: the twine and thanks so much for the shoutout. You are totally going to have to get some Charcoal baker's twine from The Twinery! You can use code JULY10 to get 10% off your order at The Twinery - it's good through the end of this month. ENJOY! ;)

Carrie said...

lol.. this is so funny.. I love this card...Thanks for joining in at CES xx

Sharon said...

what a clever use of 'B's! thank you for playing along with us @ OCC

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