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.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mulching Thank You

Hi Everyone!

Let me start off by sharing that there is a sale this weekend at MyGrafico.  That means that everything there, and at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is 40% off!

If you read my blog, you know that I mulched my yard this week.  I know it's late in the season, and I totally was going to blow it off for this year, but plans changed and we are throwing a party. (More on that at a later date.)  Sooooo, I needed to make my sad yard semi presentable.  As I was sweating and laboring with the shovel and wheel barrow, over walks my neighbor and says," I'll help you finish."  What? Noooooo! It is seriously one of the worst jobs in the world, but he insisted and I had no choice but to let him help.  He said, "You should look at yourself!  You look like you are going to die. If I don't help you now, I will have to help you by calling 911."  Nice.

So, inspired by the cute card that Cheryl made here, I made my own card as a thank you for them using the gal from Grow Green.  Cheryl said she wished she looked this cute when gardening, but in my mind, this IS how I look.  Not the dirty freak in mismatched clothes that I really am ;)

I used these awesome new papers from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff called Mod Summer for my background and paper piecing.  Love the fun colors and patterns! Remember they are currently on sale too.

Want more ideas for projects with these papers? Lindsay has a project on her blog too...check it out here!

Well, thanks for stopping by this weekend and hope you are enjoying some time in the sun!

Challenges for this card;
Playdate Cafe-Color challenge
Sentimental Sundays-Garden Party
Craft Us Crazy-Anything Goes
Pixi Dust-Anything Goes
Sassy Studio-Use a sentiment
Fresh Brewed Designs-Hot image or Hot Colors
Craft Garden-Bold, Bright Loud colors
Woodware USA-Anything Goes
MyGrafico-Anything Goes
Details not listed above-Paper:  The Paper Company, Markers: Copic, Ink: Memento, Punches: Stampin' Up, EK Success, Gel Pen, Buttons: American Crafts, Twine: Martha Stewart.


Cheryl said...

This is so totally cute! I love the cheery, summery papers you used. The paper piecing is such a cute touch. I am sure you look this adorable when you garden. ;)

Thank you for the shout out.

Martha said...

what wonderful card, thanks so much for joining us at Clear It OUt

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with us at The Craft Garden this month, good luck.
Kevin xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Karin! This card is so adorable! You did such a great job paper piecing and the buttons are the perfect touch with the yummy design paper. It's a great image for thanking somebody who has helped you do yard work or gardening! Thank you so much for joining us over at Freshly Brewed, for our month long "HOT" challenge!
Hugs Sheryl

Amanda R said...

Too funny Karin! And I am sure you weren't sweating, you just had a nice glow about you! Love the card, you did a great job with it!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your paper piecing and super bright, "hot" colors! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Hot Challenge.


Lindsey said...

This is absolutely perfect for a mulching thank you! And isn't it great that mulch can hide a multitude of gardening sins? :D (We're still mulching here, too.)

melissac said...

Great card Karin!!! Sounds like you have a great neighbor!!

Karen said...

WOW this is awesome, I love your image and those papers are really cool too:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at Sentimental Sunday's

Tameko said...

Cute card. Nice design and colors. Thanks for joining in the Sentimental Sundays garden challenge!

Jewel said...

Cute card. Nice colors

TannyP said...

HAHAHAHAHA! What a fabulous story to go with the super cute card. That Amber girl is perfect in your capable hands. Love the paper piecing and the buttons =)

Mrs. Fence said...

You are so funny, Karin! I bet you look super awesome when you are gardening :) I love the bright colors in the patterned papers - great card!

Donna said...

A very cute, colorful card with great coloring! Are you digging out? LOL I'm still trying to finish baseboards - almost done! LOL

Michele Gross said...

Fun and spunky! Great coloring too :) Thank you for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Hestia's Helper said...

I hope the party is worth all that hard work!!
If your yard is anything like your crafy creations, I'm sure it's perfect!!
Thank you for joing our Hot! Hot! Hot! Challenge at Fresh Brewed!!


Stephanie said...

This is absolutely the perfect card to give to your neighbor!! I love it and your story. I swear my neighbors love to chat when I'm all hot & grimy from outside work too :)

Kerry said...

Great card. Thanks for playing along with The Craft Garden challenge this month

Tracey said...

So fun and so full of colour LOVE it!!!1 Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Micki said...

oh girl I love this. Love how you created the card..... what a fun card. PS: I can't ever get my paper piecing to look this good!


Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, I hope your neighbour is actually a friend. :P This card is really gorgeous, Karin! I love the combination of colouring and paper piecing on the Amber Girl.

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