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, October 29, 2019

Pumpkin Spice

Hi Everyone,

With Halloween fast approaching, I was running out of time to make a card celebrating my love of hot drinks. This cute Paper Coffee Cup can be decorated for any time of year, and I was remembering making a snowman type cup for this card, so I wanted to replicate that in some way for the fall. 

I made the background using an embossing folder (Darice brand) with fall words and made patterned paper for the bottom portion using the Candy Corn Border stamp and Copic markers. 

The cup was made by stamping it and decorating it using the Splatter Background stamp in candy corn colors.  Then I stamped it two more times, once on white and once on orange, fussy cutting the lid, sleeve and cup, and then assembling them like you see here. Since the sleeve was orange, I used that as my "pumpkin", attaching a yellow face.  I have a jack-o-lantern die (Darice brand), and those were the negative parts left over, but I did have to do a bit of extra cutting to make the mouth fit the cup.

I paired it with the Pumpkin Spice Everything Nice Greeting that was stamped and die cut and I attached that, and the cup, using dimensional foam tape.  Since the end of the greeting states "everything nice",  I resisted my urge to add a creepy spider as embellishment...lol.

Cheers to hot drinks!  Happy stamping...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Every January I tell myself that I will make one Christmas card each week, which would provide me with plenty when the season arrives. So, here I am midway through October, and counting this one,  I've made exactly four.  Oh well, I'm nothing if not consistent with past years...lol.

Here's my offering using stamps from DRS Designs to get you stamping...

I attached them to a background made using the Interlocking Snow Background.  Originally I dry embossed my green strip with snowflakes, but it was competing with my snowflake embellishments, so I switched it out for a plain one.  

I finished off the card with some enamel dots in the center of the snowflakes and some glitter glue on the Santa hat.  

Good Luck with your holiday stamping Friends!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Give Thanks

Hi Everyone,

This Give Thanks Pumpkin Stack is one of my very favorite fall themed stamps from the DRS Designs catalog.  It's a gorgeous image with a sentiment built right in, which made it possible to make a simple, but festive card.

After the image was colored up, I stamped the background using the Interlocking Circle Background, coloring  in the circles using the same markers.  

I added a plain yellow strip behind my main image, and playing off the background, I embellished the card using a big felt button.

I'm giving thanks for all things pumpkin right now, and I hope you are too!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Welcome Home

Hi Everyone,

 We have lots of excitement in the family.  My eldest niece got engaged last week, and her sister, my youngest niece, bought a new home!  And right now they're traveling together across Europe on vacation...They're currently living their best lives, and I couldn't be happier or prouder of the lovely young women they've become.

So, while I'm still struggling with stamping, due to an injured finger, I used some dies to create this new home card to send along with a housewarming gift. 

I dry embossed the background and used some die cut letters (you could use stickers for this too!)
to make the base of the house.  I used a square punch and cut it diagonally to create the roof portion, and added a little heart for the chimney.

I stamped the One Line Welcome onto one of my die cut clouds and added a die cut sprig to stand in for a tree. 

With my finger on the mend, I'm hoping to have a more stamp laden card to share with you next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Halloween Scream

Hi Everyone,

I'm struggling with an injured finger, and while it's taking it's sweet ole time healing, it's been a challenge to stamp and type.  Hence, the short and sweet post.  And the super CAS cards.  Lucky for me the stamps from DRS Designs are cute, and completely saved the day :)

This first one features a die cut along with these two stamps:

The stamps I used for this one:
Favorite Veggie Candy Corn Greeting

Thanks for being sweet and visiting today!

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