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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.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wintery Sensations Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,



Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Julie Z., then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click here

The Grand Prize is a stamp set of the winner’s choice. As you visit each artist’s blog, there is the possibility of winning one of FIVE more prizes! It’s a secret though. No one knows who “Those Five” are, so leave plenty of comments along the way.

Also during the blog hop, from today through Sunday July 17, the Sparkle Team presents all of the SNS Winter and Holiday stamps on a super special - 20% off! (exception is Spellbinders Combos).

Now, on to my card!  I've been having so much fun stamping with the set named Rudy. There are so many darling images and I love this sweet little snowman. He really does melt your heart!


I used some Red Apple (EP276) embossing powder on my die cut hearts and the on the sentiment as well.  All of the detailed instructions can be found by clicking here.


And I just wanted to show off that other snowman again that comes in the same set.  Way cute! I used glitter and flock and all the details on how to recreate my card can be found by clicking here.  


Details and step by step instructions for everyone's cards, can be found in the gallery at Sparkle and Sprinkle.
Don't forget that perhaps I am one of “The Five” with a secondary prize, so leave a comment to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes. Winners will be announced Saturday, July 16 between 11AM-3PM at the Sparkle and Sprinkle blog.

Now, hop on over to Linda.

Here is the blog hop order just in case you get lost.

 Karin  (You are Here)
Patti
Donna

Happy Holiday Hopping!

62 comments:

Donna said...

Karin, you really do have an "I" for paper :-) The snowmen on both cards are quite endearing at your creative hand! Terrific idea for achieving texture on your cards by heating die cuts with colors of EP, and creating a super custom designer paper by apply Sparkle N Soft to the "snow balls" in the background! I want to make a card using the two layered half panels the way you have! Wonderful cards!

Auntie Em said...

Great little snowmen! Your cards are both so rich in details. I love the embossing and shimmer on the first and how you used the twine to tie things together. The bling and snowflakes on the second one are lovely touches.Lovely projects!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Atif said...

Your cards are looking too much lovely and designing and color are lovely....



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Judy Rozema said...

Karin, these look so good! I was supposed to use Rudy and I just couldn't get anything to look right. These are beautiful! LOVE the bright red with the blue. Adorable!

TannyP said...

Seriously sweet cards, Karin! You are just way too darn good with those markers =) Love the hearts and the super sweet snowman but those jewels on the background are a truly genius idea!

creativearts said...

Wow! Love both cards but the first is my favorite! Love all of the dimensionals, snowwmman, glitter, etc.

1CardCreator said...

Love this Karin, the hearts are so unexpected on the Christmas card but they tie in beautifully and look awesome! That snowman is adorable too!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

The first is my fav, Karin. Love what you did with the die cut hearts and ep. Those hearts really add an unexpected touch to the snowman card to pop it! Just beautiful.

Susan said...

Snowmen are always a hit at Christmas and you do such a good job with them. I love your cards.

Linda said...

Great cards Karin. I like the thought of the candy cane striped string on the first card and the hearts WOW. The second card is so cute with the snowballs. Thanks.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great surprise of the hearts on the first card. They really compliment the card and the theme. The second card is so cute and the paper you used just reminds me of snowballs. Great choice!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are both wonderful, Karin! I love your happy little snowmen and the cheerful colors. The textures and layouts are just terrific!

Anonymous said...

Love your snowmen!!! The colors are great and really make them pop! Brenda

Kim said...

Love the background snow flakes with the blue sparkles in them. The snowman is so adorable and the card is so nicely done. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Both of these look great! I really like the snowflake embossing on the background of the one card.
Nancy

Julie Z said...

Really cute snowmen cards Karin! Love the EP hearts on the first card - really nice touch. Also like the two panels on the second card - gives the effect of a ribbon across the middle in a totally different way. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Love both of the cards, giving me a nice warm fuzzy feeling even though they are ice cold snowmen. Especially like the unexpected hearts on the first one. Great job! Shona

Karen Howard said...

Loved the colors you used in both cards and using the baker's twine to embellish was a great idea. Hats off for a job well done.

Peg Klitch said...

Hey Karin, I especially liked your Winter Wonderland card. Great choice of background paper and colors. Thanks for the ideas! Peg K.

donna/Dan Levine said...

Hi Karin, I have a friend who spells her name the same way. I love the snowman and the way you "pop" out your focal points. I would make this card!!! Thank you for sharing.

Dawn said...

Such cute snowmen. The winter wonderland snowman is one of my favorites.

Helen said...

The cards are adorable. The use of the stamps and the coloring make then just "pop" when you see them. Will save your directions!

chipielolo said...

I love those two cards Karin, with an I.... I like how you used dimensional to make those snowmen pop out. Here is that wonderful wintery font, again... More ideas i will have to lift! Thank you for sharing!

pinky said...

They certainly do melt your heart Karin, love both your gorgeous cards.

Pat said...

Snowmen are among "my favorite things." I love the first snowman and the juxtaposition of red and white. Great cards.

Ink n' knit up said...

Embossing and snowmen- my 2 faves! And your cards are so adorable. I love the snowmen

Dianne Potter said...

Super cards! Love the sentiment and snowman on the 1st card. These cards would brighten anyone's day. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Terrific post! You done good. Linda Beyer

Lois said...

Enjoyed the cards and will be back to your blog to see what else you create. Thanks.

Char said...

These are just darling cards. Great colors and terrific backgrounds. Just love snowmen. It's Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Your snowflake embossed background fits your theme perfectly. What a fun Christmas card.
Jan Hobbs

Patti said...

I really love the first one. Everything fits together perfectly.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your snowmen cards are absolutely adorable. I love the bright color choices you implemented in their creation too. Great job and I am really feeling the holiday mood big time now.

Joan Petty said...

You have created a beautiful tactile first card Karin and a lovely bright one with the second.
Adore them both.Thanks for sharing

April said...

Wonderful cards. I just love the cute snowmen.

MrsETaylor said...

I love your attention to detail Karin. From the twine and the snowflakes, to the perfect layers. Thanks for sharing

Vidette said...

Your cards are simply cute, cute, cute. The twine, sentiment and hearts all go together so well. Awesome job.

Anita Braddock said...

very beautiful Cards i love snowman love the way you layered your cards. great job. thanks for sharing. Christmas is so very soon thanks for giving me ideas. thanks for the chance to win.
Anita abbraddock@msn.com

alteredforhim said...

These are incredibly adorable. The texture of the snowflakes, so pretty Karin. I can see the time you put into these, they're really pretty!

I hope you're doing well. :o)

Dee in N.H. said...

Both of your cards are really sweet! Great snowmen!

Sharon Hannifin said...

Gosh, Snowmen are my favorite and what you did with them just makes want to get started now! You have a great blog. Thanks so much!

Kelly said...

I love the images on both cards! The first card is really my favorite with the darling snowman and the oh-so-appropriate sentiment!

Lynne Platt said...

I love snowmen and both of your cards are just beautiful. I really can feel the snow. Thank you for making and sharing such wonderful inspiration.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are the sweetest, Karin! I've missed coming here and it's good to be back!

NWFlamingo said...

Red, white and blue! What a great color combo for Christmas cards. They are both so striking!

nancynelson1667@optonline.net said...

Who doesn't like snowmen! Great layouts, nicely done

slbela59 said...

love your cards!! I so love snowmen! thanks for sharing. great job!!

cosie said...

Everything about these cards just scream make me, make me. Love the colours, layering, just love it all.

Nana Connie said...

Love the red and white color palette for the snowmen! Fabulous cards, Karin.

jeannette stecik said...

Love these little guys. Love the colors.

Bridget said...

Beautiful cards. I love snowmen so these cards are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

Carol N said...

Fabulous cards with so much detail. Love these snowmen and what you have done with them.

Joni said...

Terrific cards. I think the red and white was a great pick.

Anonymous said...

love the different snowmen you used on the cards

Sandy rustydoc1@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

These snowmen melt my heart! Cute cards!

Kathy Vogel said...

I especially like your card with the "Snowmen Melt Your Heart" sentiment. I also like the embossed snowflake background & the red apple embossing powder that you used.

Beth said...

Yea (or yay, but not yeah) ~ you used bakers twine! And I love the touch of sparkly on each card.

Mitzi said...

These are my type of cards...so adorable & sweet...even if they do have snowmen...lol Thanks for wonderful cards :)

Candy Meyers said...

I love your cards. Red being my favorite color, I often use it, so I'm always looking for samples with it. Great ideas.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Mary Strauser said...

Your ideas are great. Love the snowmen.
Thanks for sharing.

E. Marie said...

Cute cards. Those snowmen are adorable. I love the addition of the wrapped cording on the first card and the layout of the 2nd is great.

sunghee said...

Love the snowy textures and papers. Cute cards!!!

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