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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Happy Newt Year!

Hi Everyone,

Woot!  I told you the Hambo Hoedown would be back this week ;)  Here we are ringing in the new year with this cute (aren't they all cute?) digi and the challenge to use something "new" on your project.  Along with this Reptile and punny sentiment, I used my new paper pad of Lilly Bee papers for the background and to paper piece his shirt.  It was the one thing I snagged for myself as I was shopping for gifts a couple of weeks ago.   He looks like he's waving at me from sunny Florida in his vacation shirt...lol!  Anyway, I will be sending this off to a friend that lives in sunny California.

Are you ready to ring in the new year?  We are doing the usual and staying in for dinner. Have a safe and happy time, whatever your plans are, and I hope one of your resolutions is to join us at the Hoedown!

Also, don't forget about the Year In Review Blog Hop.  It's starts at 9:00 am (EST) here on my blog and there is a $25.00 gift certificate up for grabs to one lucky participant.  The winner will be chosen randomly and I will let them choose the crafty place for their prize :)

Other Challenges for this card:
Marks Finest Papers-Anything Goes
Secret Crafter-Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles-Anything Goes
Glitter Geeks-New Years

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Markers: Copic, Punch: EK Success, Ribbon: American Crafts


Janett said...

Great card Karen. Love the way you colored the image

Judy Rozema said...

TOTALLY adorable! That paper piecing is just perfect!! I love this guy so much.

Cheryl said...

Oh my! This newt is so funny. I love your card design and paper piecing.

Happy Newt Year to you too!

Melissa said...

This is so darn cute! Love his dress shirt!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Paulagriff said...

Ohh i adore your card, your image is wondeful what a cool looking fella!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

Steph Herbert said...

Adorable card! I just love the paper piecing! Fabulous job!

Helen Anderson said...

Brilliant! This has put a smile on my face this morning!

Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks and good luck :) xx

Monica Hunter said...

Leapin' lizards what a cool card! I love the paper-pieced shirt. He looks Hawaii-bound, like I wish I was. :)

The Paper Parade said...

Karin, his shirt is adorable! And the coloring you did is fabulous!

Karina said...

Such a sweet card, dear Karin! Love the colours you used and the arrangement of pretty papers and embellishments. And your colouring is so lovely.
Hugs and Happy New Year 2012!

TannyP said...

Love it! I'm such a sucker for great puns =) May 2012 be the best yet for you, Karin!

Amanda R said...

That paper is perfect for his shirt! He looks very tropical now, unlike our weather today! Too cute!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Karin,
This looks fab. I love the image & the sentiment is great. The paper piecing looks brilliant. Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Andie xx

Sonia said...

A truely fab card thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
Hugs Sonia xx

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