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.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Don't let your age bug you...

Hi Everyone,

One of the best things about stamping and blogging is the people you "meet" along the way.  One of my blog friends is having a birthday, and while I've never met her in real life, I know we'd get along famously.  I'm banking on the fact that she has a wonderful sense of humor online, that this is the case in person as well.  Because she will need it when she gets this card.

I grabbed my funny Hambo Stamps to make her card and decided to check the challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown this week.  It's "use 2 colors from the 5 Olympic rings in your creation."  Great.  Red and black will work with this goofy ladybug  (2713) and funny age wisecrack (0512), I thought.  Sadly, no.  The papers that I chose just make it look vampire-ish and halloweeny. Sigh.  Not the birthday creation I had in mind...lol!  Win some, lose some, right?

Anyway, I didn't let the weirdness of it stop me, so I dotted that bug with some black Stickles and I'm mailing it anyhow!

Thanks for stopping by to check on me and my wacky card :) Have a good rest of the weekend! 

Other challenges for this card:
Clearly Inspried-Things with wings
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Wags N Wiskers-Birthday
Simply Create-Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons-Spots n Dots

Details not listed above-Paper: Bazzill, Lilly Bee, Dies: Papertrey Ink, Spellbinders Punches:Stampin' Up, Martha Stewart, Ink: Memento, Markers: Copic, Ribbon: Offray


Cheryl said...

Cute card! I love the gorgeous papers and die cuts you used.

Lindsey said...

This card is great fun! And not toooo Halloweeny. ;)

pinky said...

I am sure she will love it Karin. Brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.

Mian said...

Love this card! Fun sentiment and beautifully decorated.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simply Create Too.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Donna Ellis said...

ooooooooo! So pretty! black and red look so rich and regal together, and then you've used the crazy Hambo stamps which always bring a happy spin to whatever you're artistically weaving! We miss you over at SNS!

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, I love ladybugs, and they are the perfect "dot" for our challenge this week!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy Fox and Friends blog challenge!

Monica said...

So attractive!!! Love the papers and the doily and how every thing coordinates brilliantly... The sentiment is sooooo funny!!!! Your blog buddy will love it.
Thank you for your kind words - tthey uplifted me no end!!!
You are very kind, I always knew that about you,
Monica xxx

Carolina Little said...

Awesome card Karin!!!. I love how the sentiment is made!!!... and red and black... great combo!!!. Nice to see you here!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Not too Halloweeny at all! I love it - especially the spirograph die cut.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card...Colors are great...

E. Marie said...

I didn't think it was Halloweeny. I think it is cute!!

TannyP said...

Oh Karin! You're way too hard on yourself - there's nothing vampirish about this hilarious beauty :) I'm sure she'll love it!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Karin: Glad you joined us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #19 - "Anything Goes". Your card is wonderful and I love your bug & sentiment!

Simply Create Too Team Member

Pat Garvin said...

Great sentiment. Love the dots on your bug. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

1CardCreator said...

Love it Karin, the sentiment is so clever!

Aunty Sue said...

Wonderful card and thanks for joining CC this week hope to see you back again next week.

Amanda R said...

We all have cards we don't care for but I still think this is cute! I love the papers and the red and black color scheme is perfect with a ladybug. Nice doily diecut behind the bug too.

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