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, February 19, 2012

Popping By to Say Hi

Hi Everyone,

Well, I have to say that I really haven't been in a blogging kind of mood lately and for that I'm sorry.  We are trying to iron out vacation plans for this year, so I've really been distracted and not up for extra chatting.  I'm lucky that I've been able to keep up with my blog posting for my design team commitments. I've heard of losing your crafting mojo, but does anyone ever lose their blogging mojo?

Anyway, here is a card I made for a cousin's birthday a couple of weeks ago.  This groundhog was a freebie from Meljen's awhile back, so naturally I snagged it.  So cute.  I never really thought I would use it though, I make cards for just about every holiday, but I draw the line at Groundhog's Day!  Then I remembered Jeff's birthday was actually ON Groundhog's Day, so now I had the perfect excuse to color it up :) 

I still think the papers were a little girlie in the end, but oh well.  The sentiment is from the set Say It Like it's 1959, and I did in fact, "pop it up" on pop dots.   

Hopefully I will get a chance to do a little chatty post later this week, so that those of you that want to be caught up with me, can be :)

Until then, big cyber hugs to you!

Challenges for this card:
Meljen's-Anything Goes
PolkaDoodles-Recipe(1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellies)
Wags N Wiskers-Male Birthday
Crafty Ribbons-Paws for Thought
Digi Doodle-Anything Goes
Crafters Companion-Anything Goes

Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Cosmo Cricket Clemintine, Markers: Copic, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Die: Papertrey Ink Ric Rac, Corner Rounder, Ribbon: American Crafts and buttons from my supplies.


Brenda said...

What an adorable card!

Donna Ellis said...

Could this goofy little guy be any more adorable? HOW DARLING! The sentiment looks WONDERFUL popped up that way. Great idea, I plan to steal LOL Cute layers, too, as always the paper selections are awesome. Enjoy your day!

Sue said...

Hi Karin
aww fabulous card,great image & colouring,fab papers & design, sue,x

pinky said...

It definitely happens to me too Karin, and when you take a break you suddenly realise you have a life lol. Hope the vacation plans go well, that will be something nice to look forward to. Loving your gorgeous card, perfect to say HI. Big hugs

Amanda R said...

Too cute! Love the sentiment!

Lindsey said...

Oh, he is cute! Glad you found an excuse to use him. :)

Gerlinde said...

He's so cute! Love the color combo too!

Barbara Bruder said...

Karin, What a cute card. Beautiful coloring.

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love theimage and how you coloured it and i love the sentiment
thanks for joining us at the digidoodle shops challenges and good luck
tracey x

Tammy said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an adorable little image - makes me smile! Love the background papers too.

1CardCreator said...

What an adorable card and I love the layout you used too!

Anne said...

cute as a button Karin
Thanks for playing along with Polka Doodles and good luck
Anne x

Gina Lindsay said...

Perfect use of that image. I have a friend with a birthday on groundhog's day too and hadn't thought of using an image like that for her.

Good luck planning your vacation! We have been tossing around some ideas too. We may go to Phoenix. Or to San Francisco. We are still in the tossing around phase right now (although my vote is for San Fran). I had kind of lost my blogging mojo too and am trying to get back in the regular habit. I have missed all my online friends.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is the cutest card, Karin! I actually mimicked that groundhog's face when I saw it. LOL And, yes, it's not uncommon to lose blogging mojo. I have tons of cards I haven't been bothered to blog. ;) I look forward to hearing all about your vacation!

Monica said...


Monica xxx

TannyP said...

I wish I would think of doing the sentiment in this fun, popped way! Such a fabulous way to really showcase the words...especially when they so perfectly match the image like this. Love that little rodent! ;)

Cheryl said...

So adorable! I love your card design.

PS Thank you for joining the Meljen's Design challenge too.

Sara said...

So Stinkin cute! thanks for playing along with CMM!

Rae Ann said...

The sentiment works so well for this image! I am sure he loved it!

Thank you for joining us this week at Meljen’s Designs for our Anything Goes challenge!

Fliss said...

Really lovely card. So cute!
Thanks for joining in with this week's Polka Doodles recipe challenge.
Fliss x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles in our recipe challenge! Such a lovely piece of work! Cheers Claire x

cebelica said...

Wonderful card! I love the image you used and the design. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Ribbons! Hugs!

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Love your card, adorable. Thanks for joining the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.

Wendy -x-

Laura (sandytoz) said...

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey, make it cute!
Love, Laura

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