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, April 17, 2018

Spring Cards

Hi Everyone,

Splish, splash!  The real life bird baths around these parts are absolutely overflowing....We've certainly had our share of April showers this weekend, and that's what inspired my two cards made with stamps from DRS Designs :)

I colored up the Bird Bath image and paired it up with the Spring is Creeping Greeting that I cut in half.  I matted each in black to make them stand out, and used the Interlocking Circles and the
Three Butterflies to create the background papers.   

After all the showers, I sure hope I see some flowers by the time May comes around. I colored up the Flower Border and fussy cut it out. They weren't long enough to go vertically down the card, so I cut them in half, before attaching them to the black strip of paper.  I wanted the card to be inspirational, so I stamped and layered up the Faith Greeting, knowing that it would cover up the middle portion of missing flowers. 

I attached these elements onto a background made using the Splatter Background stamp and the

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

A Couple of Cards

Hi Everyone,

I sure wish these spring time flowers were peeking out in my yard, instead of just on my cards.  I've woken up to snow almost every morning for the past week!  The weather people are promising spring temperatures are on their way, but it can't come soon enough for me.  

After stamping, coloring and fussy cutting the Sneaky Bunny Flower Pot image from DRS Designs, I attached it to some die cut ovals.  I die cut a rectangle to attach the image to, and stamped it using the
Splatter Background stamp, using the colors from the flowers for my ink choices.  The dry embossed  background, and orange strip were also chosen to play off the image and I finished it with the

My uncle has a birthday this week and I was late in remembering to make him a card.  I whipped this golf themed card up on Sunday, and in my hurry to get it in the mail, my photos are a bit haphazard...Sorry!  I kept it monochromatic, and all simple stamping.  No coloring helped make it quick, and I also used the same Splatter stamp for a portion of it too.  (I think I've mentioned in the past, that it's a favorite of mine, perpetually out on my stamping table!)

I split the sentiment, half on front and the last bit inside...

Here are all the stamps used inside and out on this card:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Hi Everyone,

I hope that you don't mind that I sneak in one last Easter card share ;)  Why not, right?  Keep the blessings flowing I say!  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Circle Lily
and set it aside while I worked on the layout.  I decided to go with a clean look, so I kept the bottom portion of my background plain, and stamped the Easter Blessing Saying right on the bottom. 
I used The Floor Background stamp to create the sun rays, and added a die cut leaf flourish before attaching my image.

Here is another quick card I made using the God Bless You Cross.  I stamped, colored and fussy cut it, covering it in some glitter.  I attached that to an embossed die cut oval and paired it up with a die cut angel.  I ran her through my sticker machine and then added some glitter to give it a stained glass look and match the glittered cross.

You can find more spring stamps by clicking here!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Welcome Spring

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of cards to share that use some of the newer stamps released at DRS Designs.  This card was made with my niece in mind.  We're so happy because she just bought her first house, and I thought a welcome to home ownership card would be perfect to showcase the new Welcome Oval stamp. I stamped it and sprayed it with adhesive, covering the whole thing in iridescent glitter.  When it was dry, I added a black mat. 

I dry embossed the top portion using a Darice folder that had the words "hello", and along the bottom I stamped the Mushroom House, coloring just one to match the green card base.  I then added a ribbon and attached the oval.

This card was made simply to celebrate Easter!  I used springtime colors of pink and green, and I stamped the pink background and white panel using one of my favorite flowers the
Dogwood Branch.  I wanted to feature the Decorated with Love Easter Greeting, so I stamped it and added some sponging when the die was still in place.  I liked the design on the above welcome stamp, so I stamped it, cut it in half and placed it behind the greeting.  

I added the adorable Vincent Van Bunny that I colored and fussy cut.  

Happy Easter and Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Easter Cards

Hi Everyone,

The Easter time crunch is upon me.  I've been hard at work hunting new side dish recipes, ironing my table cloths and napkins, and making place cards and favors for my table. It's left me scrambling in the card making department, so I chose not to over think my designs. For me, keeping things simple means keeping things from being ugly...I'm speaking purely for myself.  When I'm desperate and feeling bereft of creativity, that's when things go horribly wrong.  So I stuck with my tried and true layout. 

One of the newest sentiment stamps was just released here at DRS Designs, Deco Easter Greetings.  It's a classic design, so I die cut that and paired it up with a bunny die cut that I embellished with some white ink. For ease, I dry embossed a portion of my background, adding some flowers from the Four Flower Background, that matched the above flowers. I colored those in using my Copic markers and added some lace.

I once again used and embossed background for my second card but this time I stamped the Lily Cross Easter Blessings greeting onto a photo frame.  I colored that up and stamped, fussy cut and colored the Big Bunny Face which I attached inside.

Before attaching the frame to the card, I added a strip of green that was stamped using the Jelly Bean Jumble Background.  

Happy Spring!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Have a Blessed Day

Hi Everyone,

This Daffodil Frame stamp has been in the DRS Designs catalog a long time, but it's totally new to me.  I can't believe I've never stamped with it before...It's a gorgeous image for this time of year.  

I stamped, colored and fussy cut it out.  Then I stamped it a second time, only cutting out and coloring up the butterfly.  I attached it to the image with some foam taped and bent up the wings to give it dimension.

For my background paper, I used the Silhouette Branch Background stamp and for the sentiment, the soon to be released 1 Line Blessed Day Greeting (245D).  I dry embossed the center panel and attached the image and greeting, but before I glued that into place, I added a strip of green paper behind. It was just an extra pop of color to play off the image, as well as something to anchor the sentiment and balance out the card design.  

There are many more spring and Easter themed cards coming your way, so be sure to check in here on the blog everyday!

Sending you smiles,

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Two Holidays

Hi Everyone,

The sun is shining here in my hometown today, and I can't wait for all my snow to melt!  I'm ready for spring and the holidays that go with this happy season of new life.  It was always my mom and grandmother's favorite time of year...All the green buds on the trees and the leaves from the bulbs poking out of the ground, remind me of hope that's always there.  We just have to look for it :)

With all of the shamrocks and clover featured on my St. Patrick's Day card, I'm sure some luck will be coming our way, right?

The background was made using green and kraft cardstock along with some green ink and these two stamps:
Shamrock Scroll
Silhouette Shamrock Field

I covered the seam between the two pieces using a scrap of ribbon and attached my main ... image that was colored, die cut and matted to match my background.  I added the Tiny St. Pat's Day as a greeting, using some punches to echo the center circle.  

I made these invitations last year for my Easter dinner, but my refrigerator broke, flooded my kitchen and ruined my flooring.  Needless to say, I could no longer host, and we went out to eat.  All is now fixed and I'm back in hosting mode for this year, so I just needed one more invite to add to the group.

I created the background using the Easy Dot Background, Splatter Background and Lines O Plenty Background.  I stamped them using spring time ink colors like pink, yellow, blue and green.  I stamped and embossed the Simple Easter Bunny, fussy cutting them and adding them to their own die cut and dry embossed panels.  

After stamping, die cutting and sponging green ink onto the Favorite Easter Peep Greeting, I attached it on top of a bit of washi tape that I added to the bottom of the card.  I was trying to minimize the bulk for mailing :)

Are you ready for spring?   Go ahead and click on over to the DRS Designs store to check out the new stamps that are sure to please!

Have a happy day!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Hi Everyone,

It's almost March, so I have another St. Patrick's Day card to share with you today.  I like when there's a big gap between this holiday and Easter, because it gives me more time to craft and decorate.  Two weeks isn't large enough for me :)

This card is simple to make, and shows off the Shamrock Scroll that I used to make the background.  I stamped it in each of the corners and colored it up with some green Copic markers.  

I stamped and die cut the Shamrocks and Shenanigans Greeting and adhered it to the center, where the swirls met.  

You can find these stamps and more all at DRS Designs.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Pot of Gold

Hi Everyone,

We've had a little break in the weather this week, it's warmer with rain... I'll take that over snow, since it was an icy cold winter here in Ohio.  And with warmer weather upon us, that's got me thinking about home improvement projects.  Which leads me to my card today.  Yes, I know St. Patrick's Day is the next holiday, but I really could use a windfall to complete my home improvement wish list!  :) :) :) 

I assembled a simple card with an embossed shamrock background, adding a rainbow inspired zig zag down the center.  I stamped and die cut the Rainbow Gold Greeting, stamping the new Shamrock Scroll on top. 

I colored up the pot of gold from the Sean and the Rainbow stamp layered it up using some punches. The background layer was made using gold glitter and sticker paper, and I added a bit of glitter to the gold on the image too.  

Here's wishing all of us a pot of gold!  You can find all of these stamps at DRS Designs...Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Birds and Shamrocks

Hi Everyone,

One of my favorite things to do in summer, is fill up my feeders and sit on the deck and watch the birds. However, in the midst of winter, I feel like that time will never come.  So while I'm waiting, I've colored up the new Birdfeeder stamp from DRS Designs and made a friendship card :) 

After my image was colored, I then chose my papers to match.  I created the patterned paper using the Splatter background stamp by stamping in both blue and brown ink.  I thought that it might look like specks of birdseed.  In the end, I don't really think that's the case, but I like it just the same.  

The Birds of a Feather Greeting is also new.  I die cut and matted them both the same way, and used a scrap of the gold cardstock behind them.  I went searching through my stash for some ebellishments in the form of brads or bling, when I came acorss thsese felt bird stickers.  I've had them forever and I've no idea where they came from, but it felt like destiny since their color matched the card! 

This was a simple little card that I made using the new Silhouette Shamrock Field.
I stamped and embossed the clovers in black ink and sparkling embossing powder.  Doing that gave me the option to sponge green inks onto the background.  While I was searching for embellishments for the above card, I came across this clover charm, so I added it with some baker's twine to the top of the card.  That was after I stamped the Lucky to Have You Greeting.

And here is a close up of the sparkle in the embossed shamrocks.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Hi Everyone,

Here's a look at a Valentine that I whipped up a while ago.  It features the Valentine Scroll Oval  that I stamped and heat embossed.  I took a Copic marker and colored in a few of the hearts and flourishes, but other than that, I simply mounted it onto a card base that I made using a background die. (Darice Quatrefoil die) It was super easy, and I just added some ribbon and a few gems to girl it up. 

In keeping with the simple theme, I made a winter thank you card as well.  I stamped and embossed the navy blue background using the Snow Background stamp and some glittery embossing powder.  I die cut a large snowflake from some sticker paper, and coated it in some iridescent white glitter.  I then stamped, did the same heat embossing, and die cut the Blizzard of Thanks Greeting.  After adding a bit of sponging, I attached it to the center of the card. Completing the card are some glittery photo corners that were made in the manner of the snowflake.  

Inside I stamped the Brush Thank You and covered it in another blizzard of snowflakes.  

Other than many thanks, I hope the blizzards are in our past!  Wishing you sunny days...

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