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.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Year in Review and Winner

Happy New Year!

Thank you so much to everyone who linked up these past few days and shared their top card choices for the 2011 calender year.  When I thought of doing this at my blog, it was a real of the moment idea. I had no idea what kind of response I would get, so let's just say I was completely overwhelmed. What a great way to wind up the year.  It was wonderful visiting you and I hope you had fun looking back as well.

Now, after visiting your blogs, I'm completely blown away by the vast amount of talent out there.  I know we all have our favorite designers that we visit over and over, but the same amount of talent is out there amongst the masses.  I know, I just witnessed it in this hop.  So before we get to the winners of the hop, I humbly present, in no particular order, my personal picks for my favorite cards of the year.


Stamp and iPaper from Amber Ink.


Stamps from Hambo Stamps.


Stamps from DRS Designs.


Stamps from DRS Designs.

Digi and sentiment from Hambo Stamps.

Stamps from DRS Designs.

Digi and sentiment from Hambo Stamps.


So with out further hesitation, here is the winner of the $25.00 gift to a shop of your choice is:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-01-01 12:35:54 UTC

(#55 is Arlene)

And the winner of the $15.00 DRS Designs store voucher is:

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2012-01-01 12:43:04 UTC

(#23 is Tracey McNeeley)

Please contact me at karinwithani@att.net  and I will make sure to get you your prizes.

Thanks again to all who participated and here's to a happy, healthy and crafty new year!


Barb said...

no need to be humble Karin, your cards are gorgeous. my fave is the halloween boo-ze card...every element is just perfect! thanks for hosting this hop and for your kind comments. happy 2012 to you and yours! xx

E. Marie said...

Karin, thank you for hosting this. Though it was very hard to pick 12 favorite cards, it was fun to go back and review the year. Your cards are absolutely stunning. Gorgeous coloring and wonderful layouts.

Meg said...

Oh, Karin, how could you choose just twelve? I think my favorites are the Amber Ink--I love all the red and pink together, and that tray full of hearts is too cute--and the Hambo Thanksgiving card-I love that image and the fun layout you used!

Thanks for hosting the blog hop this year--it was so much fun seeing everyone's favorite creations and adding some new blogs to the reader!

The Paper Parade said...

Karin, this was such a wonderful idea! I had a lot of fun doing it :) I'm so glad I've been able to be on a DT with you, you have so much talent! My favorites of this bunch are 2,3,4, and 9 :)

TannyP said...

Wowee, Karin! I don't know how you chose from all of your crafty goodness, but you did pick some of my faves, too. I love the buzzillion card, plus all of your three holiday picks, the fabulous bike card and your amazing AI hostess....and what's not to love about that sparkle filled birthday. Oh you really had a fabulous year of craftiness!

Thanks for inspiring all year long, my friend! Hoping your new year is the best yet!!

onecraftymama said...

"spirits and boo-ze", lol :) Love that one :)
This has been great fun, Karin, and thanks for hosting!

Cheryl said...

I love your cards and your style Karin! I would have a hard time picking just 12 cards. You picked some beauties. I love the card from Amber Ink. Something about this image makes me think of you when I see it. (Maybe because you have showed it off to perfection several times.) Happy New Year!

Thank you for being our hostess for this wonderful blog hop.

Lorraine said...

Your cards are beautiful, Karin! I love the embossing, textures & dimension in your creations! If I had to pick a fav, it would be the Buzzillion card...oh and the lighthouse card. Thank you so much for hosting the hop. Happy New Year!

Gerlinde said...

So sorry I missed all the fun, Karin! You had a great turnout! Love ALL your cards! Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Karin - thanks for inviting me to participate! What a fun hop and so-o-o-o many joined! Lots of different styles and ideas.........

Rose said...

I really enjoyed wandering around and visiting places that I've never been to before - LOL!!! Thanks sooo much for hosting this fun event!!! ~ Rose

Margie said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love them all! Happy new year!

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, Thank you for inviting me to participate in your BH. It was so great going thru my cards from 2011 and it was hard to choose which ones to showcase. Your cards are beautiful.My favorite is the bee one. But they are all very special.

Lee said...

Thanks for hosting this hop. It has been wonderful to see the different styles and amazing talent. Your cards are beautiful. I love the bicycle card. Best wishes for 2012.

Gina said...

All of your cards are gorgeous! I like all your picks, but that bumble bee is one of my faves! Happy New Year!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

Gorgeous creations every one of them Karin, wishing you all the best for 2012, Thanks for hosting this years hop :D

creativearts said...

Love all of your picks, Karin. Beautiful, beautiful cards! Plus you had such a great turnout for this blog! Hopefully I'll be able to join you next year! I have visited a lot of blogs that were listed! Great way to start the New Year!

Taylor U. said...

Thanks SO much for hosting this, Karin!! All of your cards are stunning - I think I'm going to CASE a couple!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Such a GORGEOUS group of cards, Karin!! I love each and every one (but especially that BIKE card, LOL!). I ended up doing my post, but after your hop had closed, darn it! Maybe next year... :-)

Amanda R said...

I see why you chose these particular cards, they are spectacular! Happy New Year to you and Rod and a healthy one for your entire family!

Susan said...

I love the cards that you picked!! You have such a great eye for color. That is something I struggle with.

Thank you for hosting the blog hop. I am still hopping around and having a wonderful time!! Also, reading the comments on my blog has inspired me to get back to be more crafty. So a big fat thanks to you for that!!! :)

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This is my one of the favorite greeting card. it such a very beautiful. I impressed by that. It so easy for making. I Love the lovely image and the brayering. Wishing you all the best for 2012.

Best Buy to Let Mortgages said...

Those all cards awesome. Getting cards during the holidays is one of my favorite things and your ideas on displays are great. I like all cards.

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Those every cards awesome. It has been wonderful to see the different styles and amazing talent. I like to make different types of card. I excited for it.

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