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, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

Hi Everyone,

Merry Christmas!  I hope you're enjoying a happy holiday :)

If you're thinking, there is no way I would be able to stamp this little scene, there are way too many elements, you are in luck.  This is one single stamp! How cool is that?  I stamped the
 All in 1 Christmas Village and made it super easy, by simply highlighting the buildings and road with  grey and blue markers and coloring in the doors in red. 

I then stamped the red background in white using the Snow Background stamp.  I added a punched snowflake border along with a gem embellished snowflake.  For a greeting, I chose the
 Christmas From Our House sentiment to finish it off.

Here's wishing you all the best!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holiday Cards

Hi Everyone,

I'm really cutting it close when it comes to getting my cards made and mailed out this year...Please, tell me I'm not alone...lol!  I think if I get to the post office today or tomorrow, I'll still be able to make the deadline.  If you're in the same boat with me, here's a little last minute inspiration.

I have a friend that inherited his family home, and he's in the process of remodeling it.  HIMSELF.  I'm in awe. Home improvement is one of my nightmares.  So, this card that features the 
Tool Christmas Stocking, from DRS Designs is a stamp that was tailor made for his holiday card. I colored it up, die cut and matted it, adding a silver, metal like snowflake for embellishment.

I used an embossing folder that had gears on it and embellished that with some metal brads, to keep with the theme of the masculine card, finishing it by adding the Fixin' Merry Christmas Greeting.

I realized I needed to make a card at the last minute, so that always means clean and simple.  This one couldn't have been easier.

I die cut a tree and embossed it with some snowflakes, adding a few touches of glitter glue.  I grabbed my watercolor brush and painted the background in a tree shape, and once it was dry, I attached it with some dimensional foam tape.

I grabbed my punches and the Small Happy Holidays sentiment and called it done.  I know it's plain, but it really makes my heart sing.  I've already decided this will be my Christmas party invites for next year.  

The big day is one week away...I'm wishing you peace and joy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Seas and Greetings

Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I really got my sparkle on, so I thought what better time than the holidays to glitter up some cards :)  

Blue and white are always a nautical color combo, so I began by stamping my navy background with the Splatter Background stamp. After stamping with white ink, I took a sponge and just smeared and softened the spots so that they wouldn't look so defined.  I placed an embossed seashell strip along the bottom and lined the sides with double sided tape and glitter.  

I then stamped and heat embossed the Seashell Christmas Tree and the new Seas and Greetings sentiment, fussy cutting the tree and die cutting the greeting.  

I die cut and added some glitter embellished mats for my greeting and then assembled the card, finishing it off with a gemstone flourish from my stash.

While we don't have any glittery sand where I live, we do have lots of the glittery white stuff...(I'd take the sand and shells any day!) 

Here's hoping your season is shaping up to be swell!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

My card today features the beautiful new Christmas Door Knocker stamp.  I can just see it on an open house invitation, or a welcome to the neighborhood card, or just a friendly holiday card like mine here:

I chose to heat emboss the image on Kraft cardstock and color it in with some water based markers.  I die cut and matted it, adding it with pop dots to a dry embossed background.  The strip of patterned paper was made using the Snow Background and the Splatter Background stamps.  I finished the card by added a matching ribbon and rounding off one corner.  

Here's look at the heat embossing:

I did a simple inside using the Christmas From Our house Greeting, 
the Christmas Village Slope Roof Cottage, along with the same Snow Background stamp from the front.  

How's your holiday cardmaking coming along?  If you need some more inspiration, DRS Designs has got you covered.  

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day!

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