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.

Monday, April 22, 2024

Store Closing

Hi Everyone, 

The graphic above says everything.  It was my pleasure to be one of the design team members since 2009. It’s the end of an era for me!  

Be sure to visit the DRS Designs store to grab your favorite stamps at a discount before they’re gone.  

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Happy Anniversary

 Hi Everyone,
My best friend has her 30th anniversary coming up this month, and since I've been making a card for many of those years, I think I've used most of my anniversary themed stamps for them already.  I was trying to think outside the box when I came across some Valentine stamps that I still had out on my stamping table.  How messy am I, it's April!?! Yikes.  Anyway, I thought if I used spring colors with these stamps that I would normally use pink or red for, they could make a cute anniversary card.  

Here are the stamps I used:

Happy Spring!


Tuesday, March 26, 2024


 Hi Everyone,

Now that I'm done with my Easter cardmaking, I thought I would move on to the next holiday for giving cards, Mother's Day!

To celebrate mom, I used the Flower Scroll stamp that was still on my stamping table from a previous card to create a pattern on my card base.  

The panel was created using both the Splatter Background, and the Easy Dot Background stamps, and I added a punched flower border to match the daisy theme.  A ribbon was added before attaching it to the base.  

One Medium Daisy Bloom was colored and die cut and the other was fussy cut and attached, and some glitter glue was added to the flower centers for some shine. 

Finally, I stamped and punched out the Happy Mother's Day using a scallop punch to once again match up with the flower theme. 

Hope your day is filled with sunshine and flowers!


Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Happy Waves

  Hi Everyone,

I made another card using the fun new Happiness Comes in Waves Greeting, and the whole concept is making me wish I was at the ocean. 

I began by making an underwater scene using some fish stamps and a die.  I colored it up using markers and some chalk shading.  I attached it to a background made using the Sand, Snow, Water Lines stamp and wrapped it in some netting.

Links to stamps:

School of Fish

3 In 1 Ocean

I'm hosting Easter for a group for the first time since, what I call, the "Before Times" and I needed some invites.  Hence the simple design since I was making multiples.  Just a bunny die and some great sentiments were all I needed. Only 5 more to go!

Here are the stamps I used for both:

Happy Spring!


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Happy Easter

 Hi Everyone,

Easter is just a little more than a couple weeks away, and I needed to hop to it when it came to working on some cards.

This was going to be a square card, but it seemed to need something else, so I ended up attaching it to a base with a punched border and some spring like polka dot ribbon.

I masked off a corner of my image panel and stamped the background in multiple green in using the Easy Grass Background stamp.  After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the Big Bunny Face, I cut a slit in the grass and inserted him, leaving only his ears peeking out.

All that was left to do was added the Happy Easter Everybunny into the blank spot.

Happy Easter all you stamping bunnies!


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Wee Bit Irish

 Hi Everyone,

Inspired by Nancy's whimsical card last week, I decided the Wee Bit Irish Greeting would fit a fun card in that theme. 

I began by stamping Michelle Monkey a few times in random spots on the card, leaving room to place my sentiment.  I colored them up, stamped in some tiny shamrocks using the Small Shamrock Group, and added a few hats that I fussy cut from the Top Hat St. Patrick's Day Greeting stamp.

All that was left for me to do, was add the greeting and adhere the panels to a green card base!

Happy early St. Patrick's Day!


Tuesday, February 27, 2024


 Hi Everyone,

I have spring on my mind!  It's no wonder since we've had more rain than snow and a few days of temperatures in the 50's where I live!  

While this card doesn't have the colors of spring, it does have Pussy Willows which sure are a harbinger of that time of year.   I added some strips of glitter and the sentiment, Special Place In My Heart.

I also made a card celebrating St. Patrick's Day for a special someone, using some stamps that I normally reserve for Valentine's Day. 

The background was made using the Small Shamrock Group in two different green inks.  I stamped the Silhouette Love Heart eight times, four in the shape of a shamrock, and four more times which I fussy cut and attached just along the folded center.  I drew a stem and added an enamel dot to the center.  

I used the Lucky in Love greeting for my sentiment, adding some more enamel dots for embellishment.  And I can't leave out the polka dot ribbon and embossed orange strip!

Thanks for the visit today!


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

St. Paddy's

 Hi Everyone, 

I've moved on to the popular March holiday St. Patrick's Day with my card share today.  

I used the new Nip of Irish Cheer Greeting as the focal point and attached it to an embossed background and some patterned paper made using green and orange ink, along with the following stamps:

For embellishments, I stamped and fussy cut a clover and some cheer, which I colored green to match the holiday!  Those stamps can be found below:

Thanks for visiting the blog today!


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Howdy Valentine

 Hi Everyone, 

I made this valentine with my sweet 9-month-old great nephew in mind, because I'm in the baby-sitting rotation now that my niece has gone back to work.  I imagine he'll look like this cute fellow in a short couple of years.  Until then he's an adorable, chubby little cherub that refuses to nap unless I hold him the whole time.  While I'm enjoying the baby snuggles, my arm is usually asleep when he wakes up ;-)

Anyway, I colored up the cute Saddle Up Cowboy and made some valentine themed patterned paper, using the Silhouette Love Heart and Small Silhouette Heart stamps.  

I attached those elements to an embossed heart background and added the Howdy Valentine sentiment, embellishing it with a fussy cut cowboy hat, from the 4 in 1 Cowboy Gear.

Here's hoping you're ready to celebrate tomorrow!  


Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Love and Blessings

  Hi Everyone,

Have you finished making your Valentine's Day cards?  If not, here's a bit of hearts and flowers inspiration for you today!

I paired up the Flower Hearts (SUCH a C-U-T-E stamp!) with the sweet new Love and Blessings Valentine's Day Greeting.  The image was stamped, colored and die cut, with a bit of glitter glue added to the hearts.  It is a valentine after all :)

I made the background using the Candy Heart Background along with and embossed background of the same type, covering up the seam with some gems. (Boy do I have a lot of them in my stash!)  

For more Valentine stamps, be sure to pop on over to the DRS Designs store!

Have a happy day,


Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Waves of Happiness

  Hi Everyone,

Being that it's the heart of winter and I haven't seen the sun for days, I decided to cheer myself up by making a couple of beach themed cards.

I'm using the new Happiness Comes in Waves Greeting for both cards, along with the 4 in 1 Seashells stamp.  I began by tearing some blue and white paper, layering them to resemble waves, dry embossing the top layer with a wave folder.  I created the sand portion by stamping the card using the Splatter Background stamp, adding the fussy cut shells for embellishment.

This traditional beach scene was made by inking up a baby wipe and swiping it across the die cut panel.  When I was satisfied, I stamped the palm tree, birds and boat to complete it.  I simply added some dimensional tape and adhered the image and sentiment to some seashell stamped paper I made.  I don't think you can see it in my photo, but I added a bit of glittery flock to the sand for some extra texture. 

Here are the links to the stamps used on this card:

Palm Tree

Happiness Comes in Waves Greeting

4 in 1 Seashells

4 in 1 Sky

4 in 1 Ocean

Thank you so much for visiting today!


Tuesday, January 23, 2024

You Have a Special Place

 Hi Everyone, 

DRS Designs has released the Special Place in My Heart Greeting for this Valentine's Day, and I decided to let this sweet sentiment shine on my card today.  I simply embossed the background and added some punched heart embellishments along with a matching ribbon, and called it done.  

This was going to be a happy new year card, but my sister-in-law has a January birthday, so I thought this would be fitting with a happy birthday stamped inside.  It's pretty self-explanatory, the only thing you can't see from the photo is the heat embossing I did on each stamped piece.

Here are the stamps I used:

Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!



Tuesday, January 16, 2024

January Cards

 Hi Everyone,

My first card is a copy of last week's card.  My brother-in-law has a birthday this month, and he's a huge bird fan.  I figured a penguin is a cold weather bird and I'm loving the speech bubbles as of late, so a birthday card was born.

I used the inside of the Birthday Flower Circle for the greeting along with Percy Penguin again, and I hope he likes it even though he's a guy and the card has glitter and gems ;)

Some new stamps have been released at DRS Designs and I couldn't resist pairing up the new Howdy Valentine greeting with the adorable Cowboy Snowman.  Valentine's day may be all sunshine and flowers in some places, but in my part of the world it's definitely cold and snowy!

I added some wraphia, simply because it seemed rustic, and added some heart embellishments to keep with the valentine theme. 

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Warms my Heart

 Hi Everyone,  

I have a card to share with you that could be used for Christmas, New Years, or as a valentine.  How's that for versatile?  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut Percy Penguin, adding a punched heart to his belly in anticipation of using the Warms My Heart Greeting, and stamping the sentiment separately let me use two die cuts for it.  I added a large die cut snowflake to balance out the little scene. 

Here is a close up of the snow mound I placed Percy on.  It was simply hand cut with some glitter added for snow.  

I have to say that I've been using these speech bubbles a lot ever since I got them out.  You'll probably see them again next week, so be prepared...lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

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