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 27, 2018


Hi Everyone,

It's almost March, so I have another St. Patrick's Day card to share with you today.  I like when there's a big gap between this holiday and Easter, because it gives me more time to craft and decorate.  Two weeks isn't large enough for me :)

This card is simple to make, and shows off the Shamrock Scroll that I used to make the background.  I stamped it in each of the corners and colored it up with some green Copic markers.  

I stamped and die cut the Shamrocks and Shenanigans Greeting and adhered it to the center, where the swirls met.  

You can find these stamps and more all at DRS Designs.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pot of Gold

Hi Everyone,

We've had a little break in the weather this week, it's warmer with rain... I'll take that over snow, since it was an icy cold winter here in Ohio.  And with warmer weather upon us, that's got me thinking about home improvement projects.  Which leads me to my card today.  Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day is the next holiday, but I really could use a windfall to complete my home improvement wish list!  :) :) :) 

I assembled a simple card with an embossed shamrock background, adding a rainbow inspired zig zag down the center.  I stamped and die cut the Rainbow Gold Greeting, stamping the new Shamrock Scroll on top. 

I colored up the pot of gold from the Sean and the Rainbow stamp layered it up using some punches. The background layer was made using gold glitter and sticker paper, and I added a bit of glitter to the gold on the image too.  

Here's wishing all of us a pot of gold!  You can find all of these stamps at DRS Designs...Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Birds and Shamrocks

Hi Everyone,

One of my favorite things to do in summer, is fill up my feeders and sit on the deck and watch the birds. However, in the midst of winter, I feel like that time will never come.  So while I'm waiting, I've colored up the new Birdfeeder stamp from DRS Designs and made a friendship card :) 

After my image was colored, I then chose my papers to match.  I created the patterned paper using the Splatter background stamp by stamping in both blue and brown ink.  I thought that it might look like specks of birdseed.  In the end, I don't really think that's the case, but I like it just the same.  

The Birds of a Feather Greeting is also new.  I die cut and matted them both the same way, and used a scrap of the gold cardstock behind them.  I went searching through my stash for some ebellishments in the form of brads or bling, when I came acorss thsese felt bird stickers.  I've had them forever and I've no idea where they came from, but it felt like destiny since their color matched the card! 

This was a simple little card that I made using the new Silhouette Shamrock Field.
I stamped and embossed the clovers in black ink and sparkling embossing powder.  Doing that gave me the option to sponge green inks onto the background.  While I was searching for embellishments for the above card, I came across this clover charm, so I added it with some baker's twine to the top of the card.  That was after I stamped the Lucky to Have You Greeting.

And here is a close up of the sparkle in the embossed shamrocks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,

Here's a look at a Valentine that I whipped up a while ago.  It features the Valentine Scroll Oval  that I stamped and heat embossed.  I took a Copic marker and colored in a few of the hearts and flourishes, but other than that, I simply mounted it onto a card base that I made using a background die. (Darice Quatrefoil die) It was super easy, and I just added some ribbon and a few gems to girl it up. 

In keeping with the simple theme, I made a winter thank you card as well.  I stamped and embossed the navy blue background using the Snow Background stamp and some glittery embossing powder.  I die cut a large snowflake from some sticker paper, and coated it in some iridescent white glitter.  I then stamped, did the same heat embossing, and die cut the Blizzard of Thanks Greeting.  After adding a bit of sponging, I attached it to the center of the card. Completing the card are some glittery photo corners that were made in the manner of the snowflake.  

Inside I stamped the Brush Thank You and covered it in another blizzard of snowflakes.  

Other than many thanks, I hope the blizzards are in our past!  Wishing you sunny days...

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