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, November 27, 2018

Apples and Ornaments

Hi Everyone,

Because Thanksgiving fell so early in November, as I type this, I still feel like I'm celebrating two seasons and holidays.  I'm eating turkey soup, made from my leftovers, and I'm also decorating for Christmas.  Hence my cards for the blog today :)

I couldn't let the harvest season pass by with out coloring up the gorgeous Bountiful Basket stamp. It screams bounty and thankfulness, and lets me use all of my favorite colored markers to bring it to life.  I die cut and added a mat, along with a second pumpkin.  I stamped it a second time, colored and fussy cut it, adding it using some dimensional foam tape.  

An embossed fall word background, along with a strip of paper made using the Splatter Background stamp, made up the background for this card.  I finished it off with the Thanks be to God Greeting and a crochet button embellishment from my stash.  

I took a break from decorating to make a card that was filled with some decorations :)

I used some Spellbinders ornament dies to create these, and decorated them using the following stamps:

It needed a bit of embellishment, so I stamped and fussy cut the flower from the 
Poinsettia Vine Corner stamp, and added some punched greens, and gems to the centers.  The Small Happy Holidays Greeting was added using my square punches, to contrast the round ornaments.  

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...Thanks for visiting today!


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thanksgiving Cards

Hi Everyone,

With it being Thanksgiving week, I have two cards that are holiday related, but on the simpler side.  If you're in a time crunch, these are for you ;)

An embossing folder, circle punches, and a die are what I used to highlight the darling little leaf image from the 4 in 1 Harvest Designs stamp from DRS Designs.  

I colored up the leaves and used a 1 3/4"circle punch to cut them out.  After embossing my background, I used the 1 1/4" punch to create the openings and glued the leaves behind them.  I then used the same size punches to create the little frames for each one, and added a simple die cut greeting to finish the card.  

For my second card, I stamped, colored and die cut the Pumpkin Thanksgiving Wishes greeting. I wasn't in the mood to do any lengthy coloring project, so I grabbed some washi tape and masked off a few strips on my background cardstock.  I then used some orange and yellow ink, and sponged the exposed areas.  After removing the tape, I stamped the Pumpkin Pile in brown ink and added a strip of glitter. 

I finished it off by adding the sentiment using some dimensional tape and a row of matching gems.  

Here's wishing you a happy holiday this week...I sure am grateful you took the time to visit the blog today!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Pumpkin Piles

Hi Everyone,

I really like the new Pumpkin Pile stamp that was recently released at DRS Designs, it's definitely been the stamp I've used the most this fall season!  I love the different sizes in the grouping and they work as part of a scene or as a stand alone stamp too.

Here I began by stamping the pumpkins, masking them off and adding the Hanging Sign Post next.  I kept the mask in place, and then stamped using the Winter Trees stamp, making sure I stamped below the sign. 

All that was left to do was color up the scene using my Copic markers, and add the 
Small Autumn Greetings sentiment to the sign.  

For this card, I stamped the card base using the Woven Plaid in green and orange ink.  .  It's probably my favorite background stamp for the cooler months, because it's so versatile and easy to use!

For a change, I stamped the Pumpkin Pile on Kraft using Versamark and heat embossed them using white embossing powder, coloring them in after.

I added a strip of orange glitter to the top, matted the image attaching it to the stamped base with dimensional foam tape.  I stamped and used my circle punches for the Thanks be to God Greeting and attached that with the same tape, finishing it off with a few gems.  

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week???! I'm so not ready...Well, my spirit is, but my house and pantry are not!  

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pumpkin Cards

Hi Everyone,

I've been trying to get back into the swing of things, but as luck would have it, the cold bug followed us home from vacation.  We're hoping things are on the up swing this new week, and thankfully it didn't stop me from stamping! 

I love this gorgeous new Give Thanks Pumpkin Stack stamp, from DRS Designs.  It's an image and greeting all in one and it was a dream to color up.  After die cutting it and adding a mat, I set it aside to work on my backgrounds.  The base paper was made using the following stamps:

Splatter Background (orange ink) 

Lastly, I used the Woven Plaid to make my middle piece of patterned paper, stamping it using the same colors of ink.  I added a punched border and a gauzy green ribbon to finish it off.

Is there anything better than coffee and pie? Not much if you ask me, so I was thrilled to be inking up the new Pie and Coffee stamp. After coloring and die cutting it, I stamped and die cut the
 Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice greeting and tried to work out the placement of them on my card.  

I chose a brown background paper because it matched the color of the crust and then added a piece of orange and green to match the pie and dishes.  Then I dry embossed the whole thing with a leaf embossing folder (Darice)

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!


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