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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, February 8, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Spring Fling Blog Hop!  If you are in the midst of the winter doldrums, this is just what the doctor ordered.  We have lots of lovely spring-y creations for you, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and make the rounds.  As with all good blog hops, there are prizes to be had, so make sure you leave comments along the way!


You should have arrived from Gerlinde's blog, but if not, start at the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog. There you can get all the details on the prizes up for grabs.

My first card is sentiment focused and it comes from the set Flower Vases (265). The flower embellishments are handmade by using Ice Rink (EP408) and Winter Berry (EP411) embossing powders and then fussy cutting them out.  The stamps themselves are from the stampette set named Blossoms to Go (440s).


All the specifics on recreating my card can be found by clicking here.

For my second card, I used the Wavy Shadow Daisy stamp from the same set.  I stamped it 4 times in Versamark and used the following embossing powders, which matched my patterned papers:


I have to say this colors are just superb in real life.  They each have a great glittery sheen to them. Really unique and special :)


I added rhinestones and buttons for embellishments and the sentiment came from this Flower Vases (265) set as well. 

Again, full card details can be found in my gallery by clicking here. Now, next on the hop is Lana! 

Thanks for hopping and stopping :) And if you need the list, here is the entire hop.

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

Challenges for Card #1:
Paper Take Weekly-Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel-Anything Goes w/Spooled item
Anything Goes-Bingo (Make Flowers, Free Space & Bling)
Creative Craft-Bingo (Flowers, Lace & Blue)

52 comments:

creativearts said...

Beautiful cards, Karin!

Donna Ellis said...

Alright, Karin with an "I" - you've done it again - utilized unusual color combinations for a specific season - such richness and wonderful textures with the EPs and of course, paper! Your cheer up card is beautiful! I imagine IRL those buttons complement the EP perfectly! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara Bruder said...

You have done a fabulous job on your cards, as always.I so love flowers and yours are so cute.Your 2nd card is really great love the mix of all the different colors.

Charlene said...

Very cool cards, Karin..the colors are gorgeous!

April said...

Beautiful papers and colors! I love the 3 flowers on the first one. You did a wonderful job.

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty cards! Love the flowers on both!
DeniseB

Cat said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Love the colors and LOs!

Karalee Ingram said...

Oh Karin, what wonderful cards. They look like you could reach right into the screen and touch them.

Hopemore Studio said...

Darling cards, I always get excited about the 'not so usual' spring color combo. Of course I'm not surprised that SNS had 4 EP colors to match..lol

~Angie

Gina said...

I love the cheer up card. thanks.

Shona Erlenborn said...

The colors on both these cards are so neat! I love your little homemade flowers. Great job Karin!

Chrissy D said...

Two DELIGHTFUL cards! Love the papers and the designs! TFS!

Amanda R said...

So pretty Karin! Love the flowers on the first one and the luscious colors on the second. Hope all is well in your part of blogland!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful and stunning artwork on your cards. I admire your talents and so happy you shared these with us.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards!

NanaConnie said...

What a great way to use embossing powders, Karin! Love the flowers on the first card, and the Wavy Daisies are fantastic in all their glorious sparkle. Fabulous cards!

1CardCreator said...

Wow Karin, these cards are gorgeous. Love the second one, it really pops with all that shimmer!

Jaybee46 said...

I love your "Cheer" card - the colors have to make you happy just looking at them. Thank you. Judy Bennett

Robyn Rinehart said...

Love your buttons brads and ribbon, great job!!!

Lana said...

Gorgeous sparkly creations Karin xx

Susannah said...

I would not have thought of dark colors for spring, but they work.

Anonymous said...

You used the wavy daisies to great advantage is your color selection. I think I need that stamp! Thanks for sharing.
Jan Hobbs

Mary said...

both of your cards are love, but really like the shadow daisy one.

StampNK said...

LOVE these!! I really like the way you used the embossing powders...so dramatic!

Dianne Potter said...

Your cards are great! A terrific blend of vintage and whimsy. Thank you for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Great cards, Karin! Love the sentiment as main image on the first and the colors on the second! I sat and stared at the wavy shadow daisy in my set and it never spoke to me - it certainly did to you!

lakeslady said...

Unusual but inspiring cards for the spring hop, love them both and TFS.

Tricia Hulehan said...

Very unique color combinations and designs. I loved the flowers on the first card.

Brenda said...

Love the colors you've combined! And your dimensional flowers rock!

Marci M said...

Very unique and beautiful color combinations, wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Your colors on your cards are so unusual, but very striking! Beautiful job!
Thanks for sharing !

Karenajo

Cheryl B said...

What nice colors of embossing powders!

Linda Gibb said...

thanks for sharing your ideas

NWFlamingo said...

I love how everybody has different styles. I really like your embellishment flowers on card one and all the sparkle on card two!

Angie said...

Great card love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Papertake weekly.
Angie x

cincyem said...

Great cards! I'm sure I would be "Cheered up" if I received the second one!

Gina R said...

These cards are really unique. Love the flowers

Aurora Christina said...

I love the colors and whimsical look of both cards. Great job!

Gina said...

Very pretty and I love the way you used the embossing powders here.

Kathy Vogel said...

Both of your cards are very pretty. I especially like the second one. I really like that wavy daisy stamp. The embossing powders you chose are just right.

judys said...

These are just perfect 'cheer up' cards! the colors are just beautiful.

Katy said...

Both cards are so pretty!! The first one has a great sentiment with those awesome flowers and lace! And the second one would definitely cheer someone up! The colors are fantastic!

Frann said...

Unusual colors for Springtime but they work. Your cards are beautiful. Cute little flowers!

janet33234 said...

Gorgeous cards. I really like the colors, the flowers and the use of the Wavy Shadow Daisy stamp.

Izzwizz said...

Two fab cards, well done! Maddy x

FrancineB said...

Both cards are very pretty, but I really like the funky flowers on the second.

Shanna Shands said...

Both cards are amazing. You used one of my favorite paper pads on your first card. I love the fussy cuts on the second card. Great inspirations!

E. Marie said...

Beautiful cards. Great use of colors on both cards and love the layouts, too.

Julie Z said...

What soft & rich color choices - so very interesting! They're both so neat! I THINK I like the first one best - I think! Like those little flower accents you made!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

very pretty cards!!!!!Thanks for playing along with us at Ribbon Carousel!!!!

TannyP said...

Two super sweet cards! Absolutely love all that shimmery shine =) Those flowers are adorable with their button centres!

Debbie Carriere said...

Great cards!! Thanks for playing at The Ribbon Carousel!!

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