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 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are all out enjoying some time in the sun with family and friends!  We were lucky enough to attend a couple of outdoor parties this long holiday weekend.  One celebrating an 80th birthday and another one for a 6 year old.  How's that for running the gamut? lol!
So, since it's the nations birthday today too, I thought I would show off this stamp-y card made with one of the newly released stamps from DRS Designs.

Freedom Cannon is among the newest stamps, and I made my background papers using the Starry background stamp, inked in red, yellow and blue.  That was really fun to create, I think I always just use this stamp for Christmas cards.  Then the bottom portion was created with the Woven Plaid stamp, also in navy ink.

I used a couple of gel pens on the fireworks, but it didn't seem spectacular enough, so out came the Stickles and a few gems.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you had a great Fourth of July.  And for all my Canadian friends, I think it was Canada Day over there this weekend, so I hope you had a wonderful day as well :)

Now, for tomorrow and Wednesday, yes TWO days, I will be posting over at the DRS Designs blog, so you can pop by over there and check out more of my handiwork using some of their newest stamps!

Thanks for dropping by!

Challenges for this card:
Creative Inspirations-Red, White and Blue
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts-Independence Day
Sugar Creek Hollow-Country's Colors
Bling it On-Anything Goes
Card Makin Mamas-Red, White and Blue
Crafty Catz-Summer Colors
Digis with Attitude-Anything Goes
Fairy Knoll- Red, White and Blue
Pattie's Creations-Country's Flag Colors
Wags n Wiskers-Summertime
Craft Us Crazy-Red, White and Blue
Delightful Challenges-Red, White and Blue
Digi Doodle Shop-Anything Goes
Pixi Dust-Red, White and Blue W/option of stars
Rainbow Lady-Patriotic
Rubber Cafe-Red, White and Blue
Amber's Crafts and Stuff-Red, White and Blue
Crafting for All Seasons-Red, White and Blue
Digi Stamps 4 Joy-Red, White and Blue
Paper Shelter-Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty-Red, White and Blue

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up, Markers: Copic, Nesties, Punch: EK Success, Ribbon: Offray,


Bianca said...

This is a very pritty amerikcan card! Thank you for joining our Challenge at fairy Tale Challengeblog! xx Bianca

dj1952 said...

fantastic card. Love all of your sparkle, especially on the fireworks. Thanks for joining us at DDSC and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Hugs, dj

Janette said...

Hi Karin, Your card is just brilliant, love the theme, thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous image and a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Love your very patriotic, very fun card!

Monica said...

Such a sweet card... perfect colours and so full of life. Happy Fourth July!

xxx Monica

Hannah Clark said...

Ooooooo, I love the fireworks! That's a fabulous idea to use Stickles! Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at Penny's!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
thank you for joining us this fortnight at DS4J
love Jan

ahlers5 said...

Great card. Love the fireworks. Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers.

Rainbow Lady said...

Just a perfect card Karin.... love the fireworks..... thanks for playing and have a lovely day
Love Cynthia x

Sandi said...

Love your card Karin, especially that woven plaid stamp!
Thanks for playing in our 'Your Country's Flag Colors' Challenge #25!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Jodie Mackrell said...

great card! thank you for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Great card, thanks for joining in with us this week at The Paper Shelter.
Kevin xx

Amanda R said...

Happy 4th Karin! Love the glitter and your design!

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous Card Karin!

Thanks for joining our Patriotic Theme at Come and Get It Challenges!


Cheryl said...

What a sparkly, fabulou, patriotic card! I love the mix of papers and patterns. Totally wonderful!

Lindsey said...

What a great card -- it just captures the celebratory mood!

sunghee said...

awesome awesome awesome! Love the glittery fireworks and the gingham paper is such a great elements! Happy 4th!

Pattie G said...

Karin, What a fabtastic 4th of July card! Thanks for joining our challenge at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge...

Pattie ♥

NancyD said...

Love that image and the festive nature of your card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Dawn said...

Hi Karin, Wonderful card, I love your hand stamped 'designer' papers and the fireworks are quite spectacular. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz! Hugs, Dawn

Livert said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.

Hugs Liv.

Nana Connie said...

Love the cannon "roar" ! Great card.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card.You've stamped the background so beautifully and love the touch of sparkle.Thanks for joining us at DDSC :D
Lisa x

Heide said...

What a fun card, love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide


Hi Karin
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Katie said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

laney said...

super card Karin!!
Thanks for joining us at Bling it On this time would love to see you again

TannyP said...

Seriously?! Oh my goodness, Karin - this card ROCKS! Love the fireworks and your awesome cannon coloring. Out of this world genius, my friend. Those papers are magnificent =)

Erica said...

Very cute! I love the glitter fireworks! Thanks for playing along with IDIC! ~Erica

Cheryl said...

Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar! Good luck in the draw!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

Great card, Karin. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful card, Karin - the gems and sparkle really add a pop!

Christine said...

Love the image! The sparkles & bling! Great card. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons challenge.

Suzi said...

Beautifully designed card. Thank you for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this fortnight with our Red/White and blue theme. Good Luck.
Suzi x

PokSa said...

Your card looks great. Fantastic work.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Stephanie said...

Great 4th of July card, Karin! Love that plaid at the bottom - looks just like fabric!! Hope you had a great time at all the parties :)

Anonymous said...

Great card...I love the plaid and the stars. That border piece is great also.Thanks for taking part in this week's challenge on the Come and Get Challenge Blog.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a great card. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Lizy said...

Gorgeous card Karin!! I love that image!

Thanks for joining in with out Red, White and Blue challenge at Crafting For All Seasons :)
Lizy DT x

Sheri said...

SO PERFECT! LUV IT! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great card Karin, I like it all. Thanks for joining us at the Come and Get it Challenges.

Paul said...

Thank you for joining in with us at Catch The Bug for our Anything Goes challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

I've never seen a canon used that way before and I love it! Great card, Karin!

jules said...

Hi Karin gorgeous card!! thanks for joining us at IDIC!

Kristin said...

Great card Karin! Love the glitter fireworks. Sorry it took so long to get a comment here on this, I've been having Blogger problems...THanks for joining us at the OCC!

Bev said...

great card.. amazing style and design...
thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations Challenges and hope to see you again next challenge.. hugs Bev PC DT

Debs said...

fabulous card!! :0)..thanks for sharing with us at Bling It On and goodluck..hugs Debs x

Jennifer E. said...

What an awesome card! I love the multicolored fireworks and stars and how you added the plaid! You do an awesome job at adding a lot of detail to your cards!

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