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.

Monday, June 4, 2012

El Flamenco

Hi Everyone,
This is a quote I found on Wikapedia:

"Clevelanders still associate polka music, white socks, and pink plastic flamingo and yard globe lawn ornaments with Parma, Ohio."   

 While I don't see too many of the plastic critters around any more, I couldn't help but think of those, rather than the real animal when making this card a while back...lol!
The stamp is from the Sparkle N Sprinkle set named Art Deco (It's on sale this month too!) and I was able to match some tropical paper to my one left over flower from a project from last summer :)  It would make a good bon voyage card for someone going somewhere warm and sunny!  Or in my case, an old friend who no longer lives in Parma :) 

I heat embossed the image with Dragonfruit (EP410) embossing powder, I used lots of Dazzling Rose (G1085) glitter along the edges, and even embellished a clothes pin with it.
The complete details can be found in my gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Thanks for stopping by!

Challenges for this card:
Amusing Challenges-Anything Goes
The Hybrid Chick-Pink
The Paper Players-Summer
Stampalot Challenge-Bingo (Pink, Bling, & Brown)
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes


pinky said...

Blinging gorgeous Karin, nice to bump into you again. Hope you are keeping well. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

TannyP said...

Talk about sparkle! Gorgeous job, Karin! I love that flower and all the bling =)

Brenda said...

So so pretty! Love the glittered clothespin!!!

Min said...

Just LOVIN' the Flamingos! =) Cute card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our Stella Says Sketch challenge and the chance to WIN!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Jennifer said...

LOVING your last several projects! Of course I always LOVE what you do!!! But these are wonderful and I wanted to swing by and say HELLO! Hope you are well! HUGS!

Jennifer said...

LOVING your last several projects! Of course I always LOVE what you do!!! But these are wonderful and I wanted to swing by and say HELLO! Hope you are well! HUGS!

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck !


Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

This is a beautiful sparkly card! It's so pretty and on display at the store for all to see:)

1CardCreator said...

Great card Karin, I love the clothespin, so unexpected!

sgc said...

I love monochromatic cards--and this is a very pretty one! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo "Anything Goes" challenge.

Ruth said...

This is such a pretty card. Thanks so much for joining the Sir Stampalot challenge this month, Ruth :)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Amanda R said...

Karin this is just awesome! Now of course I grew up in Ohio but the only time we had pink flamingoes was if it was a special birthday then that persons lawn got a bunch of them! Brings back great memories and love the glitter, really makes the card a show stopper!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a pretty card. Love the quote, perfect with that card.(LOL)

Julie said...

love all the sparkle, thanks for joining us on the card caravan at The Hybrid Chick.

E. Marie said...

What a great card!! Love all the sparkle and very creative embellishing!

Chris said...

So many interesting details - and those flamingos are a lovely image.
I have a childhood friend, also Karin and of german descent (as am I!).

I'm sorry to take a week to come by and visit your blog! I so appreciate you playing along with my Amusing Challenges last week.

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