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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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

DRS Designs Challenge and New Stamps

Hi Everyone,

I'm back today featuring two cards using stamps from DRS Designs.  This first card was made for the current challenge a the DRS Designs blog, which is SNOWFLAKES.  Not only does this Snowman in a Box have snowflakes, but I also used the Interlocking Snow stamp for my background.  It's pretty subtle, I just did a stamping job in Versamark Dazzle, but in real life it does have a small bit of sparkle.  The One Line Happy Thoughts sentiment was from the last release.  I know this card is pretty simple, but it is one of my favorite layouts for this type of stamp :)  Also, it's cute and doesn't take a million years to make!


This next stamp is from the new release at DRS Designs.  You can see them all by clicking here. The ever adorable Leonard the Pig is making an appearance in this Rose Offering stamp.  I knew I had to pair it with the punny Valenswine's Day sentiment and I used the Easy Dot background and Interlocking Hearts to make my coordinating papers.


I still had a bit of this printed heart ribbon, which ended up being the perfect amount for this card and I added 3 little paper hearts for embellishment.  The only thing that's unusual about this "Karin" card, is that it's completely flat and has no glitter.  I know.  Shocking!  LOL! It would make a great card for OWH.  I'll have to remember it for next year, since I think the deadline has passed.

Have you made any Valentine's yet?  No time like the present to get started :)

Have a great day!

Challenges for the Snowman Card:
GingerLoft-Christmas or Winter
Robin's Fetish-Anything Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown-Anything Goes
Crafty Calender-Cold and Frosty



Challenges for the Valentine:
Card Cupids-Valentines
Fashionable Stamping-Anything Goes with something new (Stamp)
Robin's Fetish-Anything Goes
Penny Black-Love and Hearts
Pile it On-Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays-Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Sparkles Forum-Anything but Christmas
Squirrel and the Fox-Something New
Delicious Doodles-Anything Goes

Details not mentioned above- Paper: The Paper Company, Markers: Copic, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up, Punches: Stampin Up, Nesties, Ribbon and brads from my supplies.

33 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two really cute cards Karin!

Karen said...

Both are cute cards, love the layout you've used on your Xmas entry. Happy New Year to you and yours Karen x

Jacqueline said...

Both your cards are fantastic, thank you for linking your Christmas card with us at 52CCT - hope to see you there again - Jacqueline xx

Shirl said...

Two really sweet cards but the second made me chuckle, what a fabulous sentiment.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Karen said...

Karin, your Valentine is absolutely darling, and LOVE the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids, and please send your card in to bring a smile to a child.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created two wonderful cards.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Jennipher said...

both are adorable but i'm in love with the valentine's card. too cute. thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays.

melissac said...

Adorable cards!! i love the snow men!! Blessings and hugs!

Mrs.B said...

Two great cards Karin, and the 2nd one is such a fun card, fabulous sentiment.
Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Avril

Mynnette said...

What great cards! LOVE the tag one--such a fabulous idea! I will definitely be CASEing it! :) Thank you so much for joining us this week at 52CCT--hope to see you again soon! :)

Lindsey said...

Both of these cards are great, Karin -- and the snowman tag one is extra adorable!

Gina said...

Very nice cards, I love the snowman one! I never quite know how to use stamps that have those borders around them. Great job with that layout!

Edwina said...

I love your snowman card!Love the ribbon on the Valentine card. Thanks for playing alone with Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

Cheryl said...

What a great way to start off the New Year! Both of these cards are so cute! You know that I am a sucker for a snowman, so I loved your first card right off. I really like the different colored tags and the subtle background. The 2nd card is just adorable. What a fun image!

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Dazie said...

Great snow man card!

Thanks for joining craft your days away this time

Dazie
x

Emily Leiphart said...

Fabulous cards, Karin! I love those tags in different colours and the Valentine pig is hilarious. Happy New Year to you!!

TannyP said...

Two fantastic cards to ring in the new year =) Love those backgrounds for your sweet swine card. Perfectly colored little piggy as usual! I, too, love the clean and effective look of your snowflake card. Plus that background is beautiful!

This Art That Heals said...

These cards are adorable. I love the piggy with the flowers. That texture around him is really neat.

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness these are fun cards! I love the valentine piggy card! DAR-ling!

TFS

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

Susan said...

Valenswines, LOL I LOVE IT! Great card!
Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog. :)
Susan G (DT)

SAMARA NAVI said...

Hi Karin: Your card is very creative. I really like all the colors. It is so cool! good luck on your challenges and of course ours at Sentimental Sundays. Love and a Hug, Samara - DT

BethieJ said...

Both cards are WONDERFUL!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO! Happy New Year! Have a GREAT day!

Pat Garvin said...

Love that little piggy. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

paperfun said...

Love both of your cards. The snowmen are adorable ans so colorful. The pig is just to cute.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.

Mari

Helen said...

Wonderful cards - love that pig!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Лілюська-Lilia said...

Love both cards! Snowmen are very cute!! And the piggy is so fun!! Thanks for joining Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog! xx Lilia DT

Amanda R said...

These are both cute but I love the Valenswine one the best but I love anything funny! Great job with the nest he is, it looks fabulous!

Tracey said...

LOL, such a fabulous sentiment on your second card, really made me smile. Great cards, thank you for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox. I hope to see you there again soon,
Tracey
x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Karin: Your Valentine Card is beautiful--love your pig--he/she[?] is a hoot! Glad you joined us at Card Cupids for this challenge. Hope to see your entry next month too.

Diane
Card Cupids Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Gunn (Merete) said...

A really fun Valentines card. Thanks for joining us at SFTW

marilyn scott said...

Wow, I so love that card! so sweet and with sparks of humor on it... so nice and the wording is perfect!

Regards
Marilyn @ Christmas Wishes

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