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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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

This has been a long time in the making, but the day is finally here!  It's the first blog hop of the new year, with all the things we love from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The theme is both Art Deco and Love and Valentine's Day, so I know there will be a wide range of sparkly stuff for your viewing pleasure.

Now if you arrived here from Marie's blog, you are on the right track. If you didn't, start at the beginning of the hop at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog.  That's where you can find the details on all the prizes up for grabs on this fun hop!  Yes, of course there are prizes, so leave lots of comments along the way!


I chose Valentine's Day as the theme for my blog hop cards.  The stamps I used for both my cards all came from the set named Love is Sweet (#401).  The cupcake was embossed with Clear Detail (EP280)embossing powder before coloring it with Copic markers... 


And I used Sparkling Snow (G1003) glitter on the wings of the cute love letter.




I used a bird punch for this second card and embellished them with Firecracker Red (EP291) embossing powder and Carnation (G1028) glitter.


I know there is a lot to see on this blog hop, so if you want more details on these cards, you can find specifics in my gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Next up on this hop is Jessica and I can't wait to see what she's showing off today! If you need it, here is the entire blog hop list :)

SNS Home 
Barbara Bruder
Julie Zippel
Lana Clarke
Karalee Ingram
Charlene Driggs
Amanda Reed
Shanna Shands
Shona Erlenborn
Gerlinde Townsley
Angie Blasingame
Marie Berquist
You Are Here----->Karin Martin
Jessica Griffin
Dawn Thomas
April Williams
Jill Jacobsen
Brenda Smalle


Thanks for hopping with us and Happy Valentine's Day!

51 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Your cupcake looks good enough to eat!!Beautiful coloring!! Your love birds are stunning. Love that they are so glittery. 2 fabulous cards.

Dawn said...

I love the coloring on the card. Are those tiny wings material? Amazing!

Cheryl B said...

Both those cards are beautiful!

NWFlamingo said...

These are both very pretty. Love them both!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

My favorite is the love birds:) Love all that sparkles:)

Hopemore Studio said...

Such pretty cards. I really like the unconventional coloring of the first card. I have a special place in my heart for that cupcake stamp.

Karalee Ingram said...

Karin, both cards are so pretty. I like your use of non traditional colors on your first card.

Lana said...

Karin your creations are so beautiful and i love your choice of colours and papers xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the color combo on the cupcake card - and what a unique idea of embossing the image with clear embossing powder before coloring! I'm intrigued with that.

Amanda R said...

Karin these are both wonderful. Love the letter with the sparkly wings, the puffy hearts and the sparkly birds. Love everything about them!

Margie said...

Beautiful cards!!

Julie Z said...

Really nice cards Karin. Love the sparkly birds on the red & white card. The first card is my favorite though. Such a beautiful choice of colors! Soft, but so colorful & warm feeling! The puffy hearts are a really fun touch too (got a bunch of those laying around here somewhere myself lol!) Great cards!

Julie said...

I like the many details on your dove card.

April said...

Very pretty cards! I love that you did not use the traditional valentine colors on the first one. I love the lace and hearts. I love the glittery birds on your second card.

Charlene said...

Love the vintage look you created with that cute cupcake...your papers are awesome. Those love birds are just gorgeous, too!

Brenda said...

Love the cupcake and how you added the little winged letter at the bottom! Scrumptious!!!
The more I look at the bird card, the more things I find on it. It has so many fabulous layers and elements! AND - my favorite - lots of glitter.

1CardCreator said...

These are both so sweet! I love the wings on the envelope fussy cut!

Donna Ellis said...

Two very unique cards, Karin! Those birds are super darling - I'm enjoying their sparkliness and kissy manner on the card with the XO on top. I wonder how birdies hug? Really a SWEET card with the variety of layers and texures. Your cupcake card leaves me baffled. Does the clear EP provide texture to the copic coloring which is not easily captured on camera? I wouldn't have thought of doing that. Did you cover your heart embellishments with fabric? LOVE the untraditional Valentine colors - such a vintage feel with the contemporary elements!

Aurora Selvaggio said...

I love the look at feel of both cards. The vintage look of the first and them a more whimsical second card. The colors are amazing on both.

TannyP said...

Some seriously fabulous sparkle, Karin! I love those birds and the cupcake is delish. The sentiment on your cupcake card is fantastic! Super sweet cards!

A French Accent said...

Oh my! What a beautiful couple of cards. Your coloring, use of glitter and different materials use make them stand out. Really impressed!

Judy Rozema said...

I love the birds and their sparkle! Super cute cards! The cupcake looks yummy!

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute Cards the cupcakes are Sweet. lol love the Swirly frosting and the colors are great the heart bling is cool. the Winged envelop is great. your next cards I love it. the Love Birds are great the Glitters is perfect and love the added paper lace adding the bling adds that extra pop factor. thanks for sharing.
abbraddock@msn.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Your two cards are very different and both are beautiful. Think my fav is the love birds. They are so sparkly and just the right amount of gushiness for my taste. Lol.

Shanna Shands said...

I love your embellishments.... The fussy cut is great and the color of your papers compliment the cupcake. Yummy.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What an absolutely yummy cupcake card you made. So perfect for a Valentine. And, of course, the love birds are always Valentine material. Your papers and glitters and embellishing of both are just wonderful.

NanaConnie said...

Adorable cupcake stamp, Karin, and I love the papers you used! Wonderful lace and hearts. The birds are so perfect on the second card and both the EP and the glitter just make them. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

kaiahobid said...

Love the patterned papers and lace with ribbon. It so adorable!

Robyn Rinehart said...

Great colors on your cards!!!

Karen L said...

Oh I am loving that cupcake stamp set and your bird cage is gorgeous! Wow, this is getting me in the Valentine mood for sure!

Marci M said...

Your cards are great, I love the cupcake card, and the sparkly birds are great.

Dianne Potter said...

Terrific cards. Love all the sparkly bits. More ideas for my book. Thanks you for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Gorgeous cards, Karin! The cupcake matches the DP perfectly and the elements on the second card are endless! Love the birds!

E. Marie said...

Love how you embossed and colored the cupcakes. Your love birds are so sparkly and I love all the punched design.

0900Lee said...

Cute love bird card thanks cheers Lee G

Linda said...

Cute cards Karin. The love birds are so sparklie

creativearts said...

Love the birds, Karin. Great cards.

Sandra Kersting said...

The coloring on the cupcake is amazing and all the sparkly glitter on the love birds is beautiful.

Gina R said...

Love your cards, Love all the sparkle and glitter

Jann said...

Really bright duo. Now I have the munchies but not before i check out the recipes for the cupcakes

Anonymous said...

I like the stitching and brads on the first card and the glitter and words on the second.

Teresa C. said...

The Love Birds are so cute but I can't resist a cupcake. Both your cards are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty Karin. Love the birds with the sparkle and background of the card.
Susie S

Kathy Vogel said...

Your lovebird card is outstanding. It is so romantic. I love the colors & glitter. The cupcake on that card really makes me hungry. I also like the white hearts on the side.

Emily Leiphart said...

Great cards, Karin! I love the puffy satin hearts on the first card and those sparkly birds are gorgeous!

purusty said...

I like the love birds set

Charo said...

I like your color combinations.

aileenf said...

I liked both of your cards. I loved all the layering on both of the cards. I gravitate towards the cards for birds. The card was beautiful, and the use of the different reds was very unique and made the card spectacular.

Jessica Griffin said...

I absolutely adore the love birds!! Great cards Karin!

Janett said...

Great cards,love the sparkle

Cheryl said...

Both cards are fabulous my friend! These would be a great treat for any one finding them in their mail box. You have my addy, right? Just kidding. :)

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