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, January 18, 2012


Hi Everyone,

This week Hambo Stamps is the sponsor over at Send a Smile 4 Kids.  They are a challenge blog that collects cards for ill children in order to brighten their day.  The challenge this week at the Hambo Hoedown is Anything Goes. How easy is that?  I hope that this simple challenge will motivate you to join us and make a cheerful card for a child in need.

This week I used some bright Basic Grey  papers that I've had forever, I thought they would be just the thing on a card for kids and the new Bailey stamp looks like he belongs.  Isn't he cute with the Stickles I added to the heart on his neck?

Be sure to check out Send a Smile 4 Kids, it's a worthy cause and you can link up your card at the Hambo Hoedown here. 

As a reminder, today is the last day to apply for the design team at Hambo Stamps.  And if you want to be a participant in the "Green Eggs and...Hambo Blog Hop, today is the deadline to sign up for that too.  Details can be found by clicking here

Have a great day!

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Cardmakers-No Floral Embellishments
Incy Wincy Designs-Bright Colors
Lexi Creations-Anything Goes
Pollycraft-Bingo (Ribbon, Button, Diecuts)
Pile it On-Fuzzy Friends
Basic Grey-Something New (Bailey Digi)
Challenge Up Your Life-Bingo (Ribbon, Button, Diecut)
Card Makin Mamas-Something New (Bailey digi)
Crafty Catz-Something New (Bailey Digi)

Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Basic Grey, Nesties, Markers: Copic, Twine: Martha Stewart, Ribbon and button from my supplies.


Monica said...

How kind of you, Karin with an i and I do think your card is super super nice. I love the dog and the papers are out of this world.

I have been thinking for a long time to send cards to them. Even wrote to them but never got down to it as I always need them to sell as well. One day I will. Thanks for the reminder.

Also thanks for all your loving visits and kind comments. Means the world to me.



kyms kards said...

aww that doggie is so cute and I love the colours

Thanks for joining us over at Robyns Fetish Challenge this week

Kym DT Team

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Aw... What a cutie!!! Very fun and colourful card!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish this week! Lilia DT

Dolly Daydreams said...

Well how could I not comment on this fun card one of my little dogletts is called Bailey and he's super cute too ! god luck.

Mariereat colouring and lovely bright papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and go

1CardCreator said...

Such a cute card and for such a great cause!

Susan said...

Cute image, great papers! lovely card.
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish challenge blog this week :)
Susan G(DT)

julie_woolston said...

Fantastic papers you have used and that little doggy is so cute.
Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

Hugs Julie x

Donna Ellis said...

The colors in your card are so deep and luscious, yet perky to keep your Bailey company - looks like a floral garden he has gotten into, with a polkadot sky! So cute with the attention to layers and details, Karin!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cute card and the little doggie has so much texture. Adorable!

Amanda R said...

How adorable and will definitely bring a smile to a childs face!

Meggymay said...

A realy fun card, its a cute image. Thankyou for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time

lizzie said...

A-dorable!!! Thnx for playing with us at CMM!!

TannyP said...

Super cute card for a great cause =) That's awesome....love that ribbon and twine and the very cute little pup. Fabulous creation, Karin!

Curlybear said...

Oh my word, this is such a beautiful creation , lovely design and layout and very pretty colour theme,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use Something New Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

Have a lovely day,
Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

Susan Flynn said...

What a gorgeous card love the dog and the papers go so well. Thanks so much for joining us Karin for this challenge at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

Anonymous said...

te hehhee! Great card love the dog he's fun! Thanks for joining in with us at Incy Wincy Challenge this time, Come play again soon, hugs Samantha :0)

Thanks for playing at Pile it on too! xx

fionalawlor said...

Awww so cute! Great card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our No Floral Embellies challenge.
Fiona x

Emily Leiphart said...

Awww, this is so sweet, Karin! I love the idea of sending cards like this to ill children.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Super cute card and such a lovely thought for others !

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo x

Sheena said...

Fab card - I love the colours you've used and that doggie is so cute! Thanks for playing Pollycraft Bingo this week, Sheena xx

cathi139 said...

Fab card. thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

happyscrapper said...

Wonderful little dog card. Those background papers are awesome. Thanks for joining us at CCCC. Good luck and hope to see you back next time.
Christine DT at CCCC

Helen said...

Awww...this is adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Mary J said...

Sweet! I love this Karin! Thx for jioning us at Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

happyglitzygirl said...

Beautifully coloured, love the back ground papers, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

BethieJ said...

What a CUTE card.. I am sure it will put a smile on a sweet childs face! Thank You for the link I am going to take a peek!
Thank you for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Dilsaver Designs said...

I love your fun DP's with your wonderfully embellishments, such a fabulous card! Thanks for joining and supporting us @ SAS 4 Kids :)

Cheryl said...

I love these papers! Your card is darling and will surely brighten some one's day. I love how you used the ribbon.

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