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, July 30, 2019


Hi Everyone,

Here's a refreshing card celebrating the summer season, and that favorite drink, old fashioned homemade lemonade.  Ahhhhh!  

I made a lemonade cup out of velum, sponged with yellow ink on the inside and a bit of glitter glue for a sugared rim.  

I stamped and heat embossed the Citrus Slice, cutting it in half and using one part for the drink embellishment.  

The background was created by stamping the Five O'clock Somewhere Greeting (for those who like adult lemonade perhaps!) and dry embossing over using a citrus embossing folder.  

I attached the glass, added a straw, die cut lemon and the second half of the citrus slice to finish it off.

Cheers to stamps from DRS Designs and the rest of summer!


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bathing Beauty

Hi Everyone,

I feel like summer is in full swing, with lots of heat and sunshine in my home town, so while I don't live near an ocean, I do live close to one of the Great Lakes.  If you've never seen one of the 5 Great Lakes, this is a word of encouragement to visit.  They're almost like an ocean; they're so, so big.  And bonus...There are beaches, but no sharks :)))   

This beauty could be visiting any sandy shore in her cute bathing costume, and I thought she would be perfect for a bright, summer card.  After coloring up and fussy cutting the Frog Sunbather, I attached her onto an embossed and matted frame and created the backgrounds.

I stamped the yellow paper using the 4 in 1 Seashells and 4 in 1 Ocean Designs.  On the pink strips, I chose to use the sunglasses from the 4 in 1 Fashion Accessories to create a design.  I finished it off by punching out the Summer Story Greeting and adding it in between the patterned strips.  

Wishing you sunshine and smiles!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Hi Everyone,

What's better than Leonard Pig flying a kite?  Why, two Leonards of course!  He was the perfect image for an easy breezy summertime card :)

I stamped him twice and then added a couple of extra kites from the 4 in 1 In the Sky stamp.  After die cutting the image, I added some string to the two other kites to make it look like they were being flown from outside the frame.  

An embossed background and some ribbon were attached to the card base and I chose the punny Missing You Pig Time Greeting to finish it off.

 Check out DRS Designs for all of these stamps and so much more!

Hoping your day is a easy and breezy as this card! 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Summer Time

Hi Everyone,

Sometimes I get overwhelmed with the idea of making an entire scene on a card.  The placement of everything, the thought of stamping all the bits, messing up just as I get to the end...Well, it's all too much for me. So, if you feel this way too, make a mini scene.  It's the perfect solution for me!  

I began by stamping the Lighthouse and then adding a sailboat from the 4 in 1 Ocean Designs.  I chose a die to cut it out, and then it was the perfect size to color up.

For the background, I simply copied the image, making sand (Splatter Background), sea and sky from different colored paper.  I added die cut clouds and used a circle punch for the sun. (Enjoy Today)

All of these stamps can be found at DRS Designs!
Happy Summer!


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