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.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Pumpkins

Hi Everyone,
Sorry for my absence, but I spent some time away in North Carolina visiting with old friends. I love how you can just pick up where you left off, and conversation just flows so easily.  This was at Marybeth's house (Mike's mom) and she cooked us a delicious meal of Chicken Parmesan.  She set a pretty table on top of cooking enough for an army :)
 We also stopped off to visit my niece at Ohio University, but sadly we had to skip our intended trip to visit the Biltmore Estate.  Since the rain came down in biblical proportions on one of the days that we were planning to be there, it ended up being for the best.  Oh well.  It will be our vacation for next year :)
She's just so cute and the campus is tree laden and totally bucolic looking.  They should film a movie there, it looks that much like the perfect back drop to some coming of age film. After all, it's the #1 party school in America.  Yes, it literally has that reputation.  Maybe she can be a positive influence now that she's there.  wink :)
Rod and I also celebrated our 22nd anniversary over the weekend and we finally had dinner at
DC Pasta. It's been on our must eat there list forever.  Sorry no photo, but click on the link to see the menu. (We had the Carbonara, Gnocchetti, Strozzapreti, salads and a bunch of marinated veggies.)   Best pasta I've had since our trip to Italy in the spring. You can trust my tastebuds and my waistline!
Ok, finally on to the card for today.  The challenge beginning today at the DRS Designs blog is Pumpkins.  How easy is that for this time of year?  I haven't bought my real life pumpkins yet, in fact, I'm still hanging on to those summer flowers as long as I can ;) 
Anyway, I couldn't resist inking up this Precious Pumpkin with his candy corn nose...Isn't he adorbs?
I used the following background stamps on my card base:

You can check out all of the cards from the DT right here, as well as link up your pumpkin card for a chance at a prize!  Hope to see you there....
Challenges for this card:
Emerald Fairies-Use a Tag
Bearly Mine-Add a Sentiment
City Crafter-An Early Boo
Crafty Sentiments-Fall Colors
Creative Craft-Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday-Anything Goes
Paper Playtime-Punches & a Sentiment
Details not listed above-Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Punch: Martha Stewart, Stampin Up, Ink: Memento, Stampin' Up, Markers: Copic, ribbon from my supplies.


Shona Erlenborn said...

Yes, totally adorable and there goes that Argyle border again! Great card Karin!

Janett said...

So glad you had a good time on your trip. I love your card.

Monica said...

Such lovely pics, Karin. TFS. And I know what you mean by saying how comfortable it is with old friends, one can pick up from where one left and the comfort level is amazing, it only grows... You all look wonderful including that pretty niece who is in the Party Univ. Lol.

Your card is coloured in so well, love the smiling pumpkins and their podgy noses.

PS: Lots of the cards made from the stuff you sent me sold... yay. And I cannot help but admire that sweet easel card you sent me. Thanks for your love. It means the world to me even though we have never met. xxx

Anne Temple said...

Your card is so cute! Love the colors and that image really makes me smile.

Donna Ellis said...

Your "punkins" with the darling candy corn noses are the cutest, Karin! Looks like you enjoyed a marvelous long trip. And yes, your niece is REALLY cute! LOL how nice you could drop by and see her. Glad you're home, too!

Brenda said...

Looks like you had a fabulous trip. Love your little pumpkins - they're adorable.

Keri Brown said...

Those are just darling pumpkins.. Great job!!!!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet pictures of you and your family Karin, glad you had a nice trip. Belated Happy Anniversary to you and Rod. Sweet card, love the pumpkins! Sorry I have missed a few posts, but I am glad to be back enjoying your work again.

Amberbop said...

I love this post. You hit on major truths (and look so darn gooood doing it) xoxo

Amanda R said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip and the Biltmore will give you something to look forward too. Great card, love the way you colored the pumpkins and the little tag hanging at the top!

Cheryl said...

I looks like you had a nice trip. It is always wonderful seeing old friends.

Cute card! I love these smiling pumpkins.

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