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, August 1, 2011

Owl Be Your Friend

Hi Everyone,

Just a little while ago, Amber Ink hit a big milestone...1 year in business!  Woo-Hoo! I was so excited to participate in the big hop with all of the past and present Torchbearers, and even more excited when I won a couple of prizes along the way.

So, I made my picks, printed them out and got right down to it. 


This is from their Wild Animals with Heart line...I think they were released around Valentine's Day, but for some reason, owls always seem autumn-ish to me. I think the word is autumnal, but then I sound like Martha Stewart.  She's the only one I really hear say that word ;) Is it because I associate them with Halloween, or being wise, for like back to school stuff? Hmmm...Whatever, it's good to remind friends that you love them, anytime of year :)  The papers are from my stash, but Amber Ink has great iPapers too.  Stay tuned for future projects with that portion of my winnings. 

And the webbing down the middle of my card is from Hambo Stamps.  They are doing a big sell off, so I got it for a steal.  Not sure if there is any left, but you can check that out at the store here.

That's all I really have to say.  I'm looking forward to my sister in law and family coming back from vacation.  My mother in law and I have been taking care of their cat.  Which is sick.  Which hasn't been eating. Which needs meds twice a day.  Which also needs insulin shots twice a day. Which is fed up with us.  Sigh.  I'm just happy he's still alive.  Friday can't come soon enough!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Ho's-Anything Goes
2 Sisters-On the Farm (Barn Owl)
Aud Sentiments-Make Someone Smile
Do You Stack Up-Orange, Yellow, Brown
PaperCraft Star-Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew-Animal Antics

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company,Me & My Big Ideas, Georgia Pacific White, Markers: Copic, Nestablities, Punches: EK Success, Ribbon: Darice.


Amanda R said...

Cute card but poor you and kitty! Hopefully the rest of the week goes better!

Doreen said...

Love the colours on this gorgeous card.xxx

paperfun said...

Fun owl and awesome sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the owl. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Lindsey said...

What a sweet card, Karin! I haven't had a chance to play with my birthday winnings, yet. Soon!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely creation, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

princesskitten said...

He's wonderful - love him

kitten DYSU team

Eli said...

very interesting use of the different materials
eli (frosted designs)

papertrails leaver said...

this is so cute! Love the image! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments! ;-) Amy

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Karin - what an adorable owl - and so beautifully coloured! Your DP is perfect! Love it! Thank you for joining us for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you!! Thank you for your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Anonymous said...

Very Cute card, love the owl. Thanks so much for taking part in our Come and Get it Blog Challenge.

Cheryl said...

Oooohhh I love this! Your coloring is fab!

I picked this image as my prize too. :)

Ren-Yi said...

Oh look at this darling card! Love the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at DYSU.

deesdesigns said...

LOVE the sentiment! I didn't realize Amber Ink had so many digi's - I had to check them out after seeing this adorable owl. Thanks for sharing your creativity with at at Aud Sentiments, Enjoy Your Day Challenge - Good Luck!

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Karin, I just love owls they're so cute
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week

kurlygirl said...

Gorgeous card! I love that owl... I just colored him up myself. Thanks for joining us for the Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog Orange, Yellow & Brown Color Challenge! Please join us again for the next challenge!


Anonymous said...

This owl image and sentiment are just precious! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us this week at Frosted Designs.

kurlygirl said...

Congrats on your Top 3 win at Do You Stack Up Challenge Blog! Be sure to pop over and get your prize!

Pam said...

Wow! You are so wise and Martha Stewartish. And I believe you are right, owls are Autumnal and warm. Sick cats are not. Hello Friday!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I saw you were one of the top picks on DYSU. Yeah you!

darling Ho said...

Love the owl! Your colouring is pretty.
Thanks for joining us this time, hope to see you again.
~darling Ho~SC-DT,2SC-DT

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