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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, May 16, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle Celebrating Summer Blog Hop

Hello Everyone,

The day has finally arrived!  Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Celebrating Summer blog hop! If you hopped here by way of  Charlene, then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog, to become eligible for FIVE great prizes.  There are 2 grand prizes and 3 random prizes that are hidden at 3 different designers blogs, so leave lots of comments.  You must comment on all blogs to be eligible for a prize! :)

Also, if you like what you see along the hop, keep in mind that the items on special at Sparkle N Sprinkle for the month of May are: Water, Food & Beverage and Rosiland Solomon, the featured artist.

I made this card with my youngest niece in mind.  Ever since I can remember she's wanted a green "VW Bug" for her car.  She's still in college and can't afford it on her own, but her mom and dad haven't given in.  And since it's a car that costs more than the one I drive, she won't be getting one from me..lol.

I use the set Surf's Up (455) and the VW Bug stamp (3584-455G) along with a sunny sentiment.  The Blue Jewel Glitter (G1113) was attached with 1/2" strip of Tear-iffic Tape (SAT04) and I also added some Sparkle N Soft in Sparkling Sand (SS118) under the car, to mimic sand on the beach.



This next card uses both the Surf's Up (455) and Surfin' Woody (456) sets.  What could be more summer like than an bunch of colorful flip flops?!  Each one was embossed and placed on a mat of the following matching glitters:

Blue Jewel
Dazzling Rose
Azetec Gold
Shamrock

For specific details on making these cards, visit my card gallery right here.

Net up on the hop is Brenda, and I know you will love what she has to show off!  Thanks for hopping and remember to comment on each blog, for a chance at one of the prizes!  And below is the entire blog hop list, just in case you are lost or a link is broken. 

Have a great day!

32 comments:

Brenda said...

Love all the elements you used on your first card - the scroll border really looks like waves on the beach and the flocking - so sandy!!!
Fabulous collection of flip flops too1

April said...

Such fun cards! Both are so beachy. Great job!

Barbara Bruder said...

What better sign of summer than a convertible and a surf board. What a great card.Your flip flops are so cute embossed and accented with the glittery color coordinated frames.

Charlene said...

What fun! Let's all jump in that cool VW and head to the beach!

Julie Z said...

Great summer cards! Two totally different looks - both so fun! I'm feeling the heat! Great cards Karin!

howo34 said...

Great cards!

Karalee Ingram said...

What fun cards! Bright, happy colors!

Cat said...

What great cards! Love the sentiments and the cute flip flops!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card she will love it! I think the sand looks fabulous and the flip flop card is awesome too, love the glitter!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards. Great elements used too and so reminds me of the Beach Boys and all the surfin' movies that were popular when I was a teenager. Now that sure dates me, but I really liked your fantastic work. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Julie said...

So many elements that make this card special. Always appreciate a card design that can be used for the meen in one's life

Hopemore Studio said...

Darling cards, that VW with the surfboard is one of my favorites.
~Angie

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great cards Karin. Love your color selection on the first card and the wave border. Fun flip flop card too.

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Card. Love the Layering and the Details. the colors and the blending of the colors are perfect. love the Patterned papers. The embossing is great. the Glitter adds that wow factor. thanks for sharing.

Dianne Potter said...

OMG! This Southern Californian love love loves these cards. Brings back memories of fun, sun and beach. Thank you for sharing.

Gerlinde said...

Great cards, Karin! Love the layout on the VW card and the flip flops are adorable!

Aurora Christina said...

2 equally cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

HelenM said...

love the volkswagon card

NWFlamingo said...

Definitely not dreaming of this time of year on the beach in Oregon! It's too cold for flip-flops and an "air-conditioned" car.

jaymack said...

Don't you just love those VW Bugs. My daughter wants one too.

E. Marie said...

Two wonderful summer cards. Love the colors and design of the first and very cute use of the flip flops on the second!!

Karen L said...

Love the little extras...the glitter, the flocking, that add such fun texture to your cards! Beautiful!

Janet LoBianco said...

Your niece's "dream car" would make a great man's card for the summer. Even the colors say "man" as well as summer. Cute card! Love the sparkly "frames" around the colorful flip flops.

Kathy Vogel said...

I like your sparkly flip flop card. The lime green Volkswagen is just perfect. I hope this comment doesn't go away like the one I made yesterday.

Gina R said...

Beautiful,creative cards. I love them.

aileen said...

I really liked the flip-flop card. The matching glitters on the fli-flops and the frames really sets off this card. Thank you.

Frann said...

A great way to "give" your niece her green VW! The card is very cute. Love the different colored flip flops on the swirly embossed background on the second card.

Amanda R said...

Great use of glitter Karin and love the cut out flowers and how you used them for an accent on the first card. I wouldn't mind having a green VW bug either!

Donna Ellis said...

You certainly have been busy! How enjoyable it is viewing you latest endeavors -- all so happy, colorful, and as always, bringing a smile to my lips. I especially like your VW card with the "i" for papers, colors, textures, and coloring. REALLY great! Thank you for sharing, Karin. xo

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards Karin! They are so perfect for summer.

Monica said...

How pretty and striking is this and the sentiment matches so well with the flip flops...
Very unusual card,
Monica xxx

Monica said...

The car card is awesome as well. Wish life was beachy in the real sense of the word...
Monica xxx

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