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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, April 3, 2013

Anything but a Card Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
 
Today is the day for the "Anything but a Card" blog hop with Sparkle N Sprinkle!  You should have come here by way of Brigita, but if you didn't, start at the beginning, so you don't miss out on commenting along the way!  Lots of great prizes to be had :)
 
I've been seeing many projects around Pinterest that feature paint chips, (You know, those strips of paint samples from the store?) so I used those as a theme in today's projects. I just love the gradient colors on them :)
 
First off I have a bookmark to show you.  I simply cut off the paint numbers from the one side, punched a hole at the top for the ribbon and rounded the corners at the top Then I chose my stamps, Blossoms to Go (#444S) and stamped them in Versamark(#712353310018) and Black Detail Embossing Powder(#EP171)
 
 
I added a few gems to finish it off. Quick, easy and super cute. My kinda project :)
 
 
 The next project is a scrapbook page using a photo from last October.  I love autumn and all the gorgeous colors that time of year.  It's what I think of when I see these beautiful colors in the Velvet Glitter line.  Specifically Tiger Orange (#GM2003), Goldenrod (#GM2006), and Luau Green (#GM2004).  I die cut these leaves from Sticker Paper (#99558), sprinkled them with glitter and then dry embossed.  It turned out even better than I dared to hope :)
 

Here is a look at the paint chip I used to embellish my page and I used the same glitters and sticker paper to spell out the word Autumn on my page.
 
 
 The sentiment and flourish from the above photo both come from the stamp set Autumn Swirl (#410)and I used some Bronze Splendor (#G1012) glitter in my die cut layers.
 
 
As always, full details can be found in my card gallery.

 Thanks for peeking in today.  This hop is a fun one, lots more surprises along the way.  Next up is Cammy! 

Enjoy!
 
 

51 comments:

Katy said...

Wow! The bookmarks are really cool and I like how you made them out of the paint chips. The leaves-those are sooooooo pretty! Your scrapbook page rocks! :)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous layout especially those leaves which are awesome! Bookmarks are really cute too!

Shanna Shands said...

This is an awesome idea for paint chips. Never would I ever think that!

April said...

Karin, what a neat idea for the bookmarks! Your page layout is wonderful and I love the sparkly leaves!

Barbara Bruder said...

Paint chips are so fun to use and it gives you such a range of colors. Love your idea. Your autumn L/O is so pretty. I especially like the leaves.Great colors !!

Julie Z said...

The bookmarks - brilliant simplicity - really eye catching!
Your layout - wow, wow, wow! I LOVE it! What a fabulous way to use the paint chip in it. And everything else on the whole page is just fantastic! (I'd love to case that sometime!)

Brenda said...

Cute idea with the paint swatches!!! Simple and they really POP. LOVE LOVE LOVE the velvet glitter leaves and the dry embossing really makes them stand out. Great job on the layout.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Karin! Great idea with the paint chip tags, and wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL scrapbook page! Such beautiful colors (and beautiful people, too, LOL). LOVE what you have done with the leaves - the whole page is beautiful.

Cammy404 said...

Karin, what a creative idea!! I love the sparkles! The colors are just beautiful!

Eret said...

Your bookmarks are awesome. So simple and beautiful. And I love your layout too. These leaves are gorgeous.
Eret xx

Judy said...

Wow, what a great idea with the paint samples. I never would have thought. Love the SB creation..those leaves are fantastic!

xo

Jill Jacobsen said...

Love those leaves on the scrapbook page!! awesome:)

Cindy Keogh said...

Beautiful projects! I love the colors in the layout!

dmbennett said...

Love the quick and easy bookmarks. But your scrapbook page is awesome. Love all the sparkle and colors....

Shona Erlenborn said...

Those paint chip bookmarks rock! But your scrapbook page is AMAZING! I love the layout and the leaves are just gorgeous!

Pat Garvin said...

Great Fall sparkle.

Anne Temple said...

How clever to use the paint chips like this! Love both of your projects. Your layout is amazing.

Ava Gavloski said...

very creative with your projects today, bookmark is a perfect one

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Fall is one thing that Florida transfers miss (me). Love those autumn colors. Those leaves turned out fantastic. Love the whole page.

elf1023 said...

Boy I love those autumn color. Great texture. Love the bookmarks !

Karalee said...

Gotta love the paint chips. But I really like what you did for your sb page. Beautiful colors and first rate design.

crafty grandma said...

Love the bookmarks! I especially like the layout since we just renovated and painted the lower floor and I took lots of pics - now I know what to do with all those paint chips! TFS

NWFlamingo said...

Watch out home improvement stores...they are coming! HA! Very cute!

Verna Angerhofer said...

I so love those paintchip bookmarks. And, your scrapbook page is gorgeous too. Nicely done and all just wonderful projects. I want to hunt for paintchips now. LOL

Mindy K said...

I love those paint chip bookmarks. So simple, but stunning!

The leafs for the scrapbook page turned out amazing! You gave me great inspiration for a page I plan to start soon. Thanks! =)

Pamela Selinski said...

Love your ideas with paint chips especially your scrapbook page.

Kathryn said...

I definitely plan to try your technique with the sticker paper and glitter and embossing. Love the effect! Thanks

sharon g said...

You are a genius--using paint chips. WOWOWOWOW

Natasha G.P. said...

I'm going to use some of my paint chips in crafting now. Thanks for the idea. I love it.

Janet said...

Clever use of paint chips - and quick and simple to complete. Just love the stunning leaves on the scrapbook page

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how super Beautiful you layout is. love the colors and the Ideas are super amazing. love the Rich Glitters they add such a Special touch. thanks for the chance to win

Gita said...

Love bookmarks. They look great. And the LO is pretty. Those colors are amazing!

Jean Bullock said...

Wow! Thanks! Those bookmark ideas with the paint chips are awesome and have inspired me. I am not really into scrapbooking but your page is awesome. I enjoyed my visit with you!

namabear said...

Karin what a cool way to use paint chips. I luv both your projects but will have to make some bookmarks for the grandbabies. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like the flower stamps and the leaves look real.

Anonymous said...

super cute and easy! Have a few of those chips hanging around... Not a scrapbook sort of person but if I were definitely would go with this.

Joanie B

Karenladd said...

both projects are fabulous but what a clever way to use those paint chip samples!

Candy Meyers said...

I love using paint samples. Nothing like free paper. Great ideas.
Thanks,
Candy Meyers

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Those leaves on your layout are spectacular.

Penny Ockey said...

Nice use of the paint the chips! Love the simplicity of the book marks. The colors of you scrapbook page are great. "Autumn" is great on the paint chip!

Scrappy99 said...

Those paint chip samples are such a great idea! I need to hit the paint store and get some. Also loved the sparkly leaves on your other project.
Very nice!

Anonymous said...

love both of your projects! Clever use of the paint sample strips. Hate to tell you this but I'm going to outright copy your bookmarks. Love em' love em'
Linda Gibb

CraftyGirl said...

You have been busy, 2 bookmarks and a scrap page. Love them all. Really love those sparkly leaves and letter on your page.

TTFN,

CraftyGirl
craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

Kim S said...

Clever and terrific ideas! TFS
Kim S

Dianne Potter said...

The paint stores are going to hunt you down for starting a run on their paint chips! LOL Great idea! Love the scrapbook page. Your leaves are super. Thank you for sharing.

E. Marie said...

I love how you used the paint chips for the bookmarks. Your scrapbook page is gorgeous!! Love all the sparkly fall color.

Alane Jackson said...

Love the elegance created by the use of black ink on the paint strips, simplicity at its best. Using one letter in each of the separate colors on the one strip is a great idea which I haven't seen before, I'll never look at paint chips the same again!

carrie said...

Great bookmarks! I have often looked at those paint chip samples and thought they would be excellent to use for a craft project. The black flowers on top of the different colors are great. The scrapbook page is wonderful. Love the beautiful colored leaves made with the Velvet Glitter.

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Cheryl said...

First off, I love the paint chip book marks. Great idea!


Great scrapbook page! I love the colors and bit of glitter.

Cheryl said...

First off, I love the paint chip book marks. Great idea!


Great scrapbook page! I love the colors and bit of glitter.

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