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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, August 25, 2011

Autumn Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

The day is finally here...Woo Hoo!


Welcome to the Sparkle and Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations Blog hop!  We are showing off all kinds of autumn goodies on our cards today, so I hope that you can hop along with us and be inspired to create something for one of the prettiest seasons of the year.

Now, if you arrived from the Sparkle and Sprinkle blog you are good to go.  If not, start there for all the details on the prizes you could win by leaving comments along the way, and that's also where you will find the winners from the blog hop announced on Saturday August 27th!

OK! On to my cards full of glittery goodness :)
 
For the first card I used this Small Pumpkin Stack (1284-228B) stamp from the set Harvest Pumpkins (228).  I love the art work of this stamp.  And because it's so beautifully drawn, it was a dream to color.  Trust me when I say, it was so easy to make it look this good.  My kinda stamp!  I used the Sparkle and Sprinkle Sticker Paper (99558) for my bold glittery stripes along with the following colors of glitter:


Did I mention that I love pumpkins that aren't carved with jack o lantern faces?  I like those too, but when they aren't carved, they work for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Here I used the Happy Thanksgiving (3484-410B) stamp found in the Autumn Swirl (410) set.  Full card details can be found by clicking here.


I decided to use patterned paper for my next card along with the Faith (3283-410B) sentiment which I embossed in Burgundy (EP117).  Since it mentioned acorns, I used the Swirly Acorn (3286-410B) from the same set for an embellishment.  Sticker paper was used for the glitter behind it and 1/4" Tear-iffic Tape (SAT01) was used to created the glitter stripes.  That's also what is holding both of these cards together too. Again, full details on this card can be found by clicking here.


Did I mention that many of these autumn themed items are on special for 15% off this month at Sparkle and Sprinkle?  Gotta love a great deal! 

Next up on the hop is Dawn Thomas, and I know you will be inspired by what she has to show off today!

Below is the entire blog list in case you get lost....Thanks for visiting!

43 comments:

Donna said...

Karin, your magnificent cards almost cause me to smell pumpkin pie spices wafting throughout the house! Yummy! Your cards are adorable. Thanks for sharing such sweetness!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Karin, I love your glittery cards...they are even more sparkly in real life!! The glittery stripes are an excellent way to add fall colors!

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, Your cards are so pretty. Love all the glittery fall colors.

Amanda R said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the glitter stripes you made on the first card, they are just tremendous!

Shona Erlenborn said...

I love both of your cards, but especially the awesome stripes in the first card. Nothing says fall better than those colors!

Patti said...

I really love the glitter stripes and the colors of glitter you used are perfect for fall.

Linda Loew said...

Karin both of your cards are wonderful! I love the first card with the glitter stripes.

Linda said...

Love the glitter stripes...it adds a nice dimension!

creativearts said...

Karin, both of your cards are amazing! The strips of glitter really stand out and I love both layouts, colors, etc.

NWFlamingo said...

Great starting cards, especially the really sparkling one!

Anonymous said...

Your glittery pumpkin card just screams fall! Love it.........Brenda S

Beth T said...

I really like the glittery, metallic looking "ribbons"

Anonymous said...

I love the bands of glitter. I want to try that!
Denise B

Linda said...

Karin - I really liked the card with the pumpkins and glitter background. It really had a fall feeling.

Martha said...

what beautiful project, thanks for joining us at Clear It OUt

NanaConnie said...

Karin, I have to agree about pumpkins that aren't carded. Love the way yo did the glitters on that card. The papers on your second card are stupendous! Great autumn blog hop!

NanaConnie said...

Ooops, I meant "...aren't carved." lol

Anita Braddock said...

wow Very beautiful cards I love the stacked pumpkins they very cute love the papers and the glitter. both cards are Beautiful you have done a Beautiful job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. keep up the great work
abbraddock@msn.com

Joni said...

You made two beautiful fall cards. I love the glite paper.

Mrs. Fence said...

Love the autumn cards, although I am in denial that is is almost here...

Dawn said...

beautiful cards. I love the use of glitter on the first card and the layout on the second. And if I didn't tell you already, the cake is beautiful.

McStamper said...

Love your pretty, glittery, fall cards.

Dianne Potter said...

Love your cards. I especially like the copper and gold bands on the 1st card... something I will tuck away for future use. Thank you!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both of your cards are so stunning...and so wonderful for this time of season. Great coloring on the pumpkins too.

April said...

Your cards are pretty! I love the sparkly stripes and the patterned papers look great together on your second one. great work1

Gina said...

Karin your cards are gorgeous! I love those strips of glitter. Perfect fall colors too!

Cheryl said...

These are GORGEOUS! I am so lovin' the glitter! How do you use it with out getting it EVERYWHERE! I think I am glitter impaired and would love your tips because I love the look.

Lisa said...

Oh yay! Fall is almost here and your beautiful cards have really put me into an autumn mood! I live in Arizona and am so tired of the summer heat, sigh!
Lisa

carrie said...

Great cards! I especially like the pumpkin card with all the various shades of sparkle.

slbela59 said...

I loved both your cards. Loved the glitter on the first and the touch of lace on your second. Think that was my favorite though! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Karin! I wouldn't have thought to use the sticker paper for stripes.
Bobbi Sands

Kathy Vogel said...

Your cards are both lovely. On the first card, I like the way the glittery strips & the ribbon perfectly set off the stack of pumpkins. On the second I like how you used the acorn as an embellishment & finished it off with the pretty lace.

Mary J said...

Oh Karin - you used those colours beautifully!

Thx for joining us at Pollycrafts Monday! Hope to see you for our next challenge on...Monday of course, lol!

Mary J x

Kelly said...

Both of the cards are beautiful. I really love the glitter & color scheme of the first!

shersl84bed said...

Gorgeous cards. I especially like that first one, so rich in color and the pretty sparkles.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie Z said...

Beautiful glittery cards Karin! Lovely glitter stripes, great layouts, beautiful colors all combined into two great cards - really nice!

E. Marie said...

Karin,wonderful cards!! I really like how you added the glitter in strips.

Frann said...

I love the way you used glitter on both cards! The papers on your second card are wonderful.

Kylie said...

Beautiful and I love that glitter you've used. Thanks for joining the Autumn challenge at Pollycraft this week.

Hugs, xo

Chrissy D said...

Such pretty cards! I love fall!

Sheena said...

A beautiful card - the colours are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week, Sheena xx

bettand said...

Wow such beautiful thanksgiving cards. Love the colours and the design. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle doodles this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina

TannyP said...

Holy sparkling awesomeness! I love that =) The ribbon looks awesome and those punkins are perfection. I, too, love the uncarved ones and yours are colored fabuliciously. Your sparkling circle and strips on the acorn card are a perfect fall color, too. Oh you are a blog hopping stop 'o' joy!

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