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, March 28, 2017

Super Woman

Hi Everyone,

It's fun to use stamps in multiple ways, and here I've used the Tired Walking Woman for both a Mother's Day card and also a birthday card.  

I stamped both the image and Super Tired Greeting and then die cut and colored her up using Copic markers.  I used an embossed flower background and accented it with a strip stamped with flowers from the Four Flower Background stamp.  

I finished it off with a few resin flower embellishments. 

Here I made an over the hill birthday card in a simple black and white color combo.  I made a little scene using the Winter Trees and RIP Tombstone stamps and a portion of the Over the Hill Greeting.

And here's the inside finishing off the card with the second half of the greeting and the tired woman.

Sometimes all you need is some great stamps to make a successful, simple card!

Thanks for peeking in today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Dance Your Heart Out

Hi Everyone,

As soon as I saw it, I couldn't wait to color up this cute little Ballerina stamp from DRS Designs.  She's just precious!

After making a line of dancers on this card here, I decided to feature her on stage, doing a little solo dance.  I began by using the Wood Grain Background stamp to create the floor and I just stamped her right on top.  I colored her using Copic markers and then took a couple of post it notes and masked off the top and side of the card.  Sponging on some yellow ink, I created a little spotlight to highlight her dancing.  I removed the masking and stamped the Dance Your Heart Out Greeting in the spotlight too.

Here is the close up of the glitter I added to her tutu.  I figured the spotlight had to be making something sparkle :)

I finished the card by layering it onto a pink base and rounding the opposite corners for a little extra interest.  I was feeling all good about this card, and I do still like it due to the whole adorable dancer, but leave it up to one of my design teammates to take the stage concept to another level by making curtains on her card!  If you missed it, you can see her amazing creativity here!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Get Your Irish On!

Hi Everyone,

With St. Patrick's day coming up at the end of the week, I decided to make a card that celebrates some Irish step dancing!  I think she's actually a jazz dancer, but dressed up in green, these gals can celebrate anything :)

 I began by stamping the card base with the Shamrock Background and for my focal panel, I stamped the Jazz Dancer in the center first, then stamping on either side of her to create the line.

I thought the Irish On Greeting was perfect for this peppy card!

Sorry to make this short and sweet, but things have steadily begun to unravel around here today.  I was helping my dad this morning, and the spin cycle on his washing machine broke.  I dealt with a bunch of sopping laundry, only to come upstairs to find a leak under his kitchen sink. Yikes!  And I just cracked a tooth or filling from the tooth. Sigh. Now with a major snow storm heading this way, I'm going to see if I can get a quick appointment with the dentist this afternoon.

Hope your day is happy and full of fun!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Hi Everyone,

All I can say is, hooray for the month of March!  While the weather is never great where I live, at least if it does snow, you know it won't stick around for months on end.  March is always the light at the end of the long tunnel of winter, and there's the fun of St. Patrick's Day smack dab in the middle of it.

To wish you some happiness, I inked up the new Love and Laughter Friends Greeting in green ink, die cut it and added a green mat to match.  I set it aside and chose to mix it up for myself by using some Kraft card stock.  I stamped the Tall Shamrocks in Versamark and heat set them using white embossing powder.  I then took a green water based marker (the alcohol markers dissolve the embossed edge) and colored in those Irish beauties.

Before mounting it on a Kraft base with white center layer, I added 3 strips of double sided taped, coated those in some glitter, and rounded all of the edges.  I attached my greeting and then added  gems for even more sparkle.

Be sure to check out all of the most recently released DRS Designs stamps here.

Have a great day!

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