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.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Everyone,

DRS Designs is getting ready to release some new stamps and I'm sharing a peek of a few of them today.   

The main image is the new Flower Wheelbarrow (629H) and I just colored it up with my Copic markers and die cut and matted it using some circle dies.  As usual, I made my backgrounds to coordinate with the flowers and used the new Flower Scroll (617F) and yellow ink and the Polka Dot Background for the strip. I completed the card by adding a die cut butterfly with dimensional foam tape. 

The Deco Thank You (623E) sentiment will be released soon as well, and here I used half on front, and half inside. 

I carried the flower and butterfly theme to the inside with the Three Flowers with Butterfly stamp.  I stamped off a couple of times on a piece of scrap, so that I would get a lighter shadow image.  

Thanks for peeking in today!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Cats and Flowers

Hi Everyone,

Cats are the popular animal in the lives of my friends and extended family. My aunt, two cousins, both nieces and two friends all have kitties as parts of the family. So, naturally my card for an upcoming birthday had to include a cat :)

I stamped, colored and fussy cut Purrfectly Comfortable Kitty and attached her to a background that was embossed with paw prints and stamped using the Small Cat Print.  I added a couple of rows of gems and a bit of glitter glue to her collar for some girlie bling.  A die cut speech bubble and the Pawsitively Birthday Greeting finished it off. 

One of the ladies that belongs to my rec center where I walk everyday is having some surgery, so I made this get well card with her in mind.  I chose a pastel lavender base card and simple monochromatic color scheme.  

I stamped the Dogwood Branch a bunch of times and then proceeded to fussy cut the blossoms, added a bit of lavender embellishment to match the card base.  I embossed the background panel and added the flowers using dimensional foam tape, embellishing them with some glitter in the center.  

And I have to say that I really prefer the sentiment of "Hope Your Feeling Better", over "Get Well Soon!"  It's so much less demanding...lol!  Whenever I've gotten a card like that, I always want to say, "I'm trying!" :) :) :)  Seriously though, sending cards handmade cards is a special art, and anyone I've ever sent one to, no matter what the greeting says, is always super grateful indeed!

All these stamps and many more can be found at DRS Designs...Happy Stamping friends!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Spring Cards

Hi Everyone,

Splish, splash!  The real life bird baths around these parts are absolutely overflowing....We've certainly had our share of April showers this weekend, and that's what inspired my two cards made with stamps from DRS Designs :)

I colored up the Bird Bath image and paired it up with the Spring is Creeping Greeting that I cut in half.  I matted each in black to make them stand out, and used the Interlocking Circles and the
Three Butterflies to create the background papers.   

After all the showers, I sure hope I see some flowers by the time May comes around. I colored up the Flower Border and fussy cut it out. They weren't long enough to go vertically down the card, so I cut them in half, before attaching them to the black strip of paper.  I wanted the card to be inspirational, so I stamped and layered up the Faith Greeting, knowing that it would cover up the middle portion of missing flowers. 

I attached these elements onto a background made using the Splatter Background stamp and the

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Couple of Cards

Hi Everyone,

I sure wish these spring time flowers were peeking out in my yard, instead of just on my cards.  I've woken up to snow almost every morning for the past week!  The weather people are promising spring temperatures are on their way, but it can't come soon enough for me.  

After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the Sneaky Bunny Flower Pot image from DRS Designs, I attached it to some die cut ovals.  I die cut a rectangle to attach the image to, and stamped it using the
Splatter Background stamp, using the colors from the flowers for my ink choices.  The dry embossed  background, and orange strip were also chosen to play off the image and I finished it with the

My uncle has a birthday this week and I was late in remembering to make him a card.  I whipped this golf themed card up on Sunday, and in my hurry to get it in the mail, my photos are a bit haphazard...Sorry!  I kept it monochromatic, and all simple stamping.  No coloring helped make it quick, and I also used the same Splatter stamp for a portion of it too.  (I think I've mentioned in the past, that it's a favorite of mine, perpetually out on my stamping table!)

I split the sentiment, half on front and the last bit inside...

Here are all the stamps used inside and out on this card:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Hi Everyone,

I hope that you don't mind that I sneak in one last Easter card share ;)  Why not, right?  Keep the blessings flowing I say!  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Circle Lily
and set it aside while I worked on the layout.  I decided to go with a clean look, so I kept the bottom portion of my background plain, and stamped the Easter Blessing Saying right on the bottom. 
I used The Floor Background stamp to create the sun rays, and added a die cut leaf flourish before attaching my image.

Here is another quick card I made using the God Bless You Cross.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut it, covering it in some glitter.  I attached that to an embossed die cut oval and paired it up with a die cut angel.  I ran her through my sticker machine and then added some glitter to give it a stained glass look and match the glittered cross.

You can find more spring stamps by clicking here!

Thanks for visiting!

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