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.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

After Christmas bits....

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all had a happy Christmas and that Santa was good to you.  We're always extremely blessed when it comes to receiving gifts, I feel almost shameful about our good fortune.  However on the crafty front, I only received a Michael's gift card and a new paper cutter, so I may have to do some shopping for myself in January...lol!
Anyway, if you didn't get as many craft supplies as you wanted either, I wanted to let you know that  my blogging friend Cheryl has some candy she's giving away.  The sign up is here, or by clicking the photo on the side bar :) Good Luck!
And, our Torn Paper challenge is continuing through to the new year at the DRS Designs blog.  Join us, and it's another way to win some crafty stuff.
Before I get to my card, here are a few photos from Christmas eve. 
With Rod 
My Dad & Charlotte.
With my cousin Alan.
And my table for Christmas day dinner. 
I was bummed when I realized the die I bought, only cut the name card to be flat.  Some how I was thinking it would fold in half.  Then I remembered the cute little ornament place card holders I got as a gift from my cousin Cathy a couple of years ago.  Perfection.  Even ended up matching better than I hoped with my red, green & gold centerpiece.  Sadly I ran out of time to make favors, and everyone ended up only getting a chocolate Santa :(. 

And finally, DRS Designs is the sponsor over at the 365 Cards blog this week and I made a card in support using the sketch for today.
Aren't those monkeys cute?  I thought they would look great with the new friendship sentiment stamp that is going to be released on January 5th.  Yes, new stamps = Yipee :) 
The proper names for the stamps used on this card are as follows:
Life is Friendship (Released on Jan.5th)
Thanks for taking time to drop by....Have a safe and Happy New Year!


Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas :) Love the little monkey too

Cheryl said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. Your Christmas table setting was gorgeous.

Your monkey card is CUTE! I love the sentiment you used.

Thank you for the shout out about my blog candy give away.

Have fun shopping for crafty goodies! I have been sorely tempted by all the sales right now but, so far, I have been good.

Happy New Year!

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful family photos and pretty table setting, Karin. I too use those little ornament place holders LOL bought them last year at BBB after Christmas. Like you, I utilized die cuts and digi images. It was fun! Love your table - so pretty. My table is still set for my Dad and his wife. He had surgery just before Christmas and we will celebrate Christmas when the doctor gives him the go ahead. Thanks for sharing YOU -- huggers

April said...

I enjoyed your pictures and love the cute card! Great job!

Judy said...

Hey Karin,

Those are sweet pictures of you and yours, and your table setting is gorgeous!! TFS

Your card is just so adorable..fantastic LO.


1CardCreator said...

You and Rod are such an adorable couple, you look so sweet together! Love your pretty table and decorations. You are so fortunate to have your Dad there to share another Christmas, that is a real blessing! Happy New year and loved the little monkey card too! ~Diane

Jennifer E. said...

What a wonderful post! Love seeing your Christmas pictures and your table is beautiful! Awesome job with the 365 Cards layout!

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for sharing,Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year...

Julie Z said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas photos - always love your personal touches!
What a fun card too! Great take on the sketch.

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