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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, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had to scour my photo files to find a Valentine that I hadn't posted yet here on my blog.  If you had a chance to stop by the DRS Designs blog last month, you may have seen it there, but if not it's new to you :)  It also serves as inspiration for the current challenge of  "make your own backgrounds" on the DRS blog.

This Valentine Tree and One Line Valentine's Day sentiment are from the last release and the Interlocking Hearts background is my go to stamp for lovey dovey themed cards.


I added lace, gemstone flourishes and velvet rick rack for embellishments.  DRS Designs has just released a new group of stamps for Spring and Easter, so be sure to click here to check them out :)

Our Valentine's Day plans are always pretty modest, so for us it's usually just exchanging cards and or a dinner.  Unfortunately my hubby has to attend a wake today.  A co workers parent passed away, so real life takes precedence.  We are looking forward to this coming weekend though.  With it being President's Day on Monday, it's a long 3 day one...Woo Hoo! 

However you may celebrate today, make it happy! 

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Ann's- Love is in the Air
Fairy Tale-Love, Love Love
Fussy & Fancy-With all my Heart
Mami Doodles-Pink Red and White
4 Crafty Chicks-Love/Valentines
CRAFT-Valentines
Rainbow Lady's-Have a Heart
Shelly's Images-For your Sweetie
Crafty Creations-Swirly Whirly
Creative Belli-Hearts/Valentine
Paper Shelter-Valentine

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Comapany, Ink: Stampin' Up!, Die: PaperTrey Ink, Markers: Copic, Gems: Recollections, Ric Rac: American Crafts, Lace from my supplies.

33 comments:

TannyP said...

This is a beauty, Karin! I love the sparkle you've added and the fabulous background you created. Beautiful tree and use of the lace & rick rack. Happy Valentine's Day!

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, Karin, what a darling card! Great use of lace panel, and the heart tree is super cute! You always have a great way of combining embelishments, and matching your papers and images. Thanks for sharing yet another fantastic "i" card!

Brenda said...

What a fun card! Love all the little hearts on the tree and your embellishments are fab!

Rainbow Lady said...

Loving your heart tree... very different and pretty. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Annette said...

What a lovely tree! Beautiful card with just great details
xoxo Annette

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Karin, love the heart background you made and the lace is really pretty too. Happy Valentines Day!

Jen Leeflang said...

Your flourishes highlight your gorgeous card! Thanks SO much for entering our colour challenge at Shelly's Images this week. I hope you will join us again for the next challenge!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Shelly's Images DT

Marie said...

A very lovely looking card. Smashing colours and design. Thanks for playing with us over at TPS this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, nice job!

rudlis said...

Wow what a great card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.

Nikbee said...

A pretty card. I love the background. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
Nikki x

Julie Z said...

What a sweet little heart tree Karin! Great Valentine - love it!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the heart tree and lace! Beautiful card!

Shelby said...

Beautiful heart tree and the crystal swirls are a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.

Shelby

Joy said...

Super sweet card, loving the bling... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

sharon said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

WencheP said...

This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Monica said...

Love that lace, Karin... and the image is so cute.

Sorry that real life took over your Valentine Day plans. Wish you lots of fun at the long weekend,

Monica xxx

princesskitten said...

Love that tree

kitten - DYSU team

Diane Davies said...

What a great card! I love the heart tree and the bling. Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a sweet image and your coloring is perfect! LOVE the added bling! Thanks so much for joining our "COLOR" challenge at Shelly's Images and also the 'VALENTINE' challenge at The Sisterhood! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Darlene
Shelly's Images DT &
One of the 'Sistahs' at The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Gorgeous heart tree. Love how you cut the gem flourish, fab effect.

Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Challenge and good luck!

Cheryl said...

I love the bling and fuzzy rick rack. Great card! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

punknscrap said...

Fantastic card, thanks loads for playing along at The paper Shelter.

Bianca said...

That´s so cute! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Sammibug said...

Karin, this is so stinkin cute! Thanks you for sharing with us in our “Red, Pink and White for your Sweetie” challenge at Shelly's Images We’re always happy to see you!! ~~Sammibug~~ Shelly's Images DT

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card! I love how you added the bling. Thanks for sharing with us at Shelly's Images.

Ann Whitfield said...

A beautiful card Karin, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

PokSa said...

Beautiful valentinscard.
Thanks for playing with us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
lg Sandra

Amanda R said...

What a lovely card Karin, blogger ate my comment so it may come up twice. I absolutely adore that lace, perfect touch!

Sprytebyrd said...

Karin, this is just beautiful!!
Hugs
Dee

Carol said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

Lisa aka Myran said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Karin! Thank you so much for joining us at Mami Doodles :)

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