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 31, 2019

Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

These cards are made with the holiday revelers in mind.  I always think of sparkle when it comes to New Year's Eve, however, it's going to be a quiet one for us this year.  My mood is more pj's than confetti ;)

Since I equate this holiday with gold and silver, I grabbed my double sided tape and glitter to create the background.  All that was left to do was add a sentiment (365 Days of Happiness), to which I added a glittery mat. This card was simple to make, just a bit messy.

Here I created a background using Interlocking Star and Splatter Background stamps.  I colored up the Wine Glass from the Pour Me Bottle and Glass stamp and die cut and matted both, embellishing them with some glitter glue.

I added a row of gems and some die cut letters for a sentiment, attaching them in what I hope is a celebratory fashion.

Have a happy and safe New Year!


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Tags

Hi Everyone, and Happy Christmas Eve!

I feel ridiculous sharing these tags, but these are the last Christmas items I made.  And I use the term "made" loosely.  I was nearing the end of my wrapping, and needed a few more tags, so I chose to embellish some store bought ones from my stash.  

This tag was an extra in the pack, just plain, with no cute Santa, or snowflake or anything like the others. It had a nice gold edge, so rather than toss it, I stamped it with Percy Penguin and the

And this one came with a glittery tree, so I added the 1 Line Merry Christmas myself. 

Didn't I say they were easy?  Stamps always save the day! 

Here's wishing you a wonderful holiday...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Red and White

Hi Everyone,

It's feeling like crunch time in my house, so I'm thinking what Christmas cards I do have time to make, will be of the simple variety.

Here's one that has minimal stamping and a few die cuts to make it happen.  I created the white tree by stamping the underneath layer using the Snow and Starry Background stamps, using red and pink ink.  I die cut the tree out of the top layer and sent the tree through my snow embossing folder, adding some glitter glue for sparkle.

I stamped the peace on earth portion from the Three Wise Men Peace stamp and punched it out to make it look like a moon.  After then gluing on my tree, it seemed off, so I added a die cut deer in white to add some balance to the design. 

If you are still working on cards like I am, be sure to stop by the DRS Designs store! Right now, Christmas stamps and background stamps are 20% off.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

From Our House

Hi Everyone,

Well, the holidays are now in full swing, and the shorter window between Thanksgiving and Christmas has really got me hopping to get things done!

Here's my latest card offering in the form of an easel card.  I stamped and colored the
 Christmas Rooftops along the bottom and added some falling snow by stamping the 
Snow Background in light blue ink.  Since it's all about love this time of year, I stamped the
Christmas From Our House Greeting in a die cut heart and added a mat.

That led me to simply stamp the Large Script Merry Christmas inside and add a punched border, using some of the smaller snowflakes to help keep the card open. 

Hop on over to DRS Designs to see all of these stamps and much more!

Tis the season to be stamping!

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