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 21, 2012

Unattractive Housework

Hi Everyone,

Don't you just love a card that tickles your funny bone? Well, I hope this one does it!

I so would rather be doing something crafty, than washing floors or cleaning the stove. Even with my smooth cook top range, it's one of my least favorite chores!

I think the retro look of Josephine the Bold and Dear Housework sentiment (both from the recent release at DRS Designs) are just over the top :) Since the image was a throwback, I made a little yo-yo embellishment and took the color inspiration for the card, from the material I used.

After stamping my Interlocking Circles background, I colored them in to match and I used white embossing powder, as well as the new Retro Starburst stamp for the back drop to my card.

Have you checked out the stamps in the new releases section yet? Lots of great designs and I know you will love them :)

Challenges for this card:
AllSorts-Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge-Lots of Laughs, bright and fun
One Stop Craft-Create Your Own Background
Rogue Redhead Designs-Stamped Backgrounds
Sweet Stampin-3 in a Row (Ribbon, Button, Spots)
Crafty Ann's-Bold and Bright
Poodles Parlour-For a Female
Totally Papercrafts-Ribbon or Bow
CRAFT-No Designer Paper
Digi Doodle-Anything Goes
Shelly's Images-Anything goes
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,Versamark, Markers: Copic, Punch: EK Success, Ribbon: American Crafts, Button and material from my supplies.


Trina said...

That sentiment is too funny!

Monica said...

Made me smile... so true for me... I would much rather be doing cards rather than housework even though card making and typing on the computer are causing repetitive stress related stuff to me.

Love her muscles!!! Lol.

Monica xxx

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a fun card Karin, love your homemade backgrounds! Great saying too!

Donna Ellis said...

ROTFL!!! GREA-AAATE card, Karin! I'm glad the sentiment says "dear housework" and not "dear housewife". Gosh, women are wonderful, aren't they? Love the 40s-50s flavor of your card.

1CardCreator said...

What a cute card Karin! Love all the details and the layout of this card!

TannyP said...

This is fabulous!! I, too, was smiling after seeing this card. Love the retro feel =)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Sheryl Hare said...

Karin your card made me laugh! I love the image and that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

By Nela said...

I found your blog and I liked the content. From today I am a follower of yours, if you want to invite you to visit my blog, if you like it, I would like to have you as a follower on my blog to keep in touch.
For the translation, I have helped the translator
With warm regards.

Pamela said...

Great sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Brook Guinn said...

Cute card and I love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

Charlene said...

Never a truer statement uttered...cute card, Karin!

Cheryl said...

AWESOME card! I love this image and sentiment. Your little yo you flower is adorable.

Ann Whitfield said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this card!Great backgrounds you've created.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Shar said...

Fab and fun card! Love your circle background! Thanks for playing the Stamped Background Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Patricia St Martin said...

Just an adorable fun card. Wonderful image and the sentiment is just way funny. Love seeing your creations. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative.
Hugz, Patricia

Shelby Goolsby said...

LOL..love that sentiment!!Very cute card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at CMC Copic Challenge.

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week ..

Janneke XO

Mel said...

Beautiful card, love your sentiment. Thank you for joining us at CMC challenges.

Jenny said...

This card made me laugh - fabulous sentiment. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Bingo' challenge at Sweet Stampin.

Marie Gamber said...

So cute! LOL. I agree with the sentiment! Thank you for joining us at CMC
Marie, CMC DT

Amanda R said...

I hate cleaning too but I hate a dirty house more than cleaning. And if my house is a mess then I feel guilty crafting! Love the card, this is too funny and your little yo-yo is adorable!

Jen said...

Fun sentiment, super card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Suzanne said...

great fun card, thank you for joining us at cmc this week

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