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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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pastel Card

 
 
Hi Everyone,
 
The current challenge at the DRS Designs blog is "Pastels", so I chose to make a card for a baby or wedding shower using a couple of newer stamps.  I stamped the Umbrella in a pale pink and used a darker pink for the Rain Down Greeting on top.  I then die cut it and sponged on some ink. 
 
I used the umbrella for the background as well, this time paper piecing it by using the
Material Maker Square for the the tops.  I colored in the handles and added some pearl embellishments to the embossed strip at the top, as well as the points on the umbrellas.
 

 
Well, this marks the end of April and I'm hoping to turn over a new leaf.  I feel like I keep saying that, but spring has been a busy time.  I'm still struggling to get rid of my blocked ear, we had out of town guests, and I've been getting estimates for a home improvement project.  NOT my favorite job. I'm dreading the upheaval in my house and life :(   I'm trying to focus on feeling blessed instead of stressed, but why is it easier said than done? 
 
Oh, and a guy across the street and 3 houses down, came into my yard and cut down a tree in my flower bed.  WITHOUT asking me.  Seriously, I thought I was living in the twilight zone.  He said it was dying and needed to come down. How about ASKING first, if I even want this favor...So then I was left with a mountain of tree stumps and branches and I had to scramble and get estimates for getting rid of it.  It took me calling 6 places before I could even get 2 people to give me a price. UGH.  It's now taken care of, and I'm slowly doing my own spring clean up outside.  This is proving another challenge, as our city has "outlawed" plastic trash bags. All my yard waste cannot fit in paper bags people.  It's just another thing I'm at my wit's end about, and all of this simply makes me want to move.  I've always wanted a downtown loft style condo ;)
 
ANYWAY, I hope to be around to your blogs real soon!  Thanks for your patience crafty friends :)

6 comments:

Tammy Ortiz said...

Well This is really wonderful
I love the umbrella's
hugs Tammy

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty card Karin. Love the little pearls on the umbrella tips, and the little border - makes for a dainty little card. Hope things get better now that Spring is here. Boy I'd be mad if someone did that in my yard. We have to get a permit from our township to cut down a tree - even if it is dying!! So I guess it's unlikely it would happen. Hang in there.

Judy said...

What a stunning card! The sentiment is lovely, and I adore how you've displayed it.

xo

Gerlinde said...

Love those little umbrellas! Like the way you made a border of them too! Beautiful card, Karin!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, (creepy neighbor, whats that all about!) Glad you got it handled. ~Diane

Brenda said...

Pretty and pink :)

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