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, March 31, 2020

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone,

I'm sending you all thoughts and prayers for health, physical and mental, during these times.  Unless things change dramatically soon, it looks like my Easter celebration dinner will have to wait until next year.  On the bright side, everyone liked the invites and here are the last two that celebrate the message of hope that Easter brings to us.

I made the bottom background paper using the Open Plaid and Large Original Plaid background stamps.  I stamped one vertically and one horizontally to get that effect.  After adding an embossed flower background, I covered the seam of the papers by fussy cutting and coloring up the Flower Border to match.  I then stamped and die cut the Blessed with Gifts Easter Greeting and attached  a few more flowers for embellishment.

My second card is more simple.  I embossed the bottom portion in a lavender to match the Small Easter Cross, and added a strip of patterned ribbon. The die cut Celebrate Easter Celebrate Christ Greeting and a few gems finished it off.

If you find yourself with extra time, be sure to stop by the DRS Designs store and pick up some new stamps to jump start your cardmaking mojo!

Wishing you all the best...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Hi Everyone,

I hope that you are safe and well and can use seeing this cute face on my card today!

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Big Bunny Face.  I decided to put him in a frame, so I die cut two, one in pink and one in white.  I swapped out the inside of the pink for the white and stamped the  Happy Easter Everybunny and attached the bunny himself.

For the background I chose a flower embossing folder and stamped two green strips using the

As always, you can find lots of spring and Easter stamps at the DRS Designs online store!

Here's hoping my favorite hobby is your favorite hobby and that you stay safe and well!

Happy Stamping....

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hi Everyone,

Like the title of my post today says, Happy St. Patrick's Day! Rather than show you another of my Easter invitations, I thought I would make a shamrock laden card to celebrate the day.  One positive about being encouraged to stay at home is more stamping time!  

When I made this card here, I stamped and die cut an additional Love and Laughter Friends  Greeting, so rather than wait to use it next year (and probably lose it in that time anyway...lol) I made this here card.  

To change it up from the last card, I added the Four Leaf Clover on top of the greeting in a light green shade of ink.  I stamped the Silhouette Shamrock Field on the top and the bottom of the background, and I stamped the Celtic Knot on the white border.  I simply colored it up and attached it at an angle.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Easter Eggs

Hi Everyone!

It's another post about my Easter invitation making odyssey.  This batch, along with a few I will show in the coming weeks, complete my task. Yay!  Now to stamp and mail them out.  

I challenged my self to choose a stamp and make a group of cards, so what's more iconic than a good old Easter egg, right?   

Here are my offerings made using the Easter Egg with Bow stamp:

I used the same 1 Line Happy Easter on all of the cards and the stamps I used to create the background paper on this last one are as follows:

Hippy Hoppity, Easter's on its way!

Thanks for peeking in...

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Happy Easter

Hi Everyone!

I'm still on my Easter invitation making quest, so here is my latest offering.  It's not elaborate, but with a great image a simple card can be something more.  And this image just screams SPRING to me!

I colored up the Daffodil Frame from DRS Designs and fussy cut it.  I played off of the butterfly in the image and used one of my embossing folders (Darice) to make the background.  

I added some die cut butterflies (Stampin' Up!) and the 1 Line Happy Easter Greeting to finish it off. 

Have you started on your Easter and or springtime cards yet?  Stamping with cheery images is sure to chase away the late winter blues!

Thanks for stopping by!

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