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, February 28, 2017

Owl be sending good luck your way

Hi Everyone,

March is just around the corner and I couldn't be happier to be stamping and making cards for St. Patrick's day.  It's less than a month away and DRS Designs has just released some new stamps for this upcoming holiday!

I decide to pull out my owl punch and dress this little guy in an outfit made using the Shamrock Background.  After adding some googly eyes,  I perched him on the Leafy Tree Branch that I stamped and colored up with my Copic markers.  The owl punch has a tiny heart with it, so I used three of them and made a little shamrock balloon, adding a hand drawn string.  

I covered the seam of the patterned paper with a piece of striped ribbon and used the new Irish Good Luck Circle to make a little medallion using my circle punches.  It then does double duty as a sentiment, as well as an embellishment!

Here's hoping your day is filled with the luck of the Irish :)


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hoppy Birthday

Hi Everyone,

The DT at DRS Designs is getting ready to show off some cute new stamps later this week.  DARLING stuff!  Seriously, just wait.   How's that for a tease?!

Until then, I'm here with a simple birthday card I made for a seven year old boy. I think animals are great for any cards for a kid, and frogs are a usually a hit with boys.

I used the Tiny Frog and stamped it a few times and colored him up.  I used a circle punch to cut them out, and then used a smaller circle to punch out holes on by light green card stock.  I placed the colored frogs behind and then added a brown frame made using my punches.

I made sure I left room for the Hoppy Birthday Greeting and colored that in as well, adding a few extra hopping dots to connect up with the sentiment.

 Inside I added a whole bunch of frogs and the adorable Unfrogettable Birthday Greeting to finish it off and tie the theme together.

Thank you for visiting today, and be sure to stay tuned to the DRS Designs blog this week, for peeks of new stamp goodness!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day with a little Easter thrown your way...

Hi Everyone,

Happy Valentine's Day crafty friends!  I hope by now you've made all the valentines that you need, but if not, I suggest you get inky in a hurry :)  Technically you have until midnight...lol!  Since I finished all of mine, I'm jumping a bit ahead with my card share today.  

I did a mass production of my Easter invitation for dinner this year.  It's all the same people that come each year, but my little invite has become a tradition.  

I began by creating my patterned paper, using the Easy Dot Background stamp using green, pink and lavender ink.  I used an embossing folder for the other half of my background, choosing colors that matched the ink.  I then stamped the Cute Bunny with Egg, also coloring them to match, using Copic markers, and fussy cut them, layering them onto some punched circles.  I was able to go through my paper scraps and use up lots of little pieces for this project.

I get easily bored, so simply mixing up the papers, center ribbon, and the design of the egg was enough to keep me interested in finishing them in one sitting :)

I chose the One Line Happy Easter Greeting which I punched and layered to finish it off.

Here's shot of most of them. Nothing says spring time like pastels!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,

Have you finished making all your valentine cards yet?  Valentine's day is one week from today, so here's one more card I made for inspiration, using stamps from DRS Designs :)

I stamped and colored the Valentine Flower image for this card. I snipped around the leaf and then slid my die around that, so as not to cut it off when sending it through my die cutting machine.  I attached it to an embossed background of candy hearts that was tied with a piece of checkered ribbon.

I thought the card needed another pop of pink to match the base and image, so I added a layered, punched sentiment made by using these two stamps: I Love You and Small Dangling Hearts.

Here's hoping your day is sweet!

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