Sunday, August 30, 2020

Celebrating Kim and PaperSmooches with a blog HUG!

 Hi Everyone!

Today we are celebrating and thanking one of my favorite people: Kim Hughes with a blog Hug! Today we are celebrating Kim @papersmooches with a blog hug. Paper Smooches has been such a wonderful, fun part of my time as a cardmaker! I fell in love with Kims designs right away and was extatic when I got to design for PS. I am missing it very much already but am glad to know that Kim is happy with her new Path in life! I wish her the best of luck with everything she desides to do in the future - I am so grateful to have gotten to know Kim and to have been a part of the lovely PS dt Thank You Kim for all You’ve Done for me! ❤️❤️❤️ 

I have made two cards - one with my top favorite PS products (I have many (-: ) 

and one with a message that I think is great for where Kim is right now - Today is a new day and holds a lot of new possibilities! 

But before you move on I wanted to share some of my favorite PS cards (I had VERY many to choose from (-: ) so I couldn't limit it to one collection that I had first planned !

List of participants - please visit for wonderful PS inspiration:

Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge #603, Anything Goes, Gina K

Hi Everyone!

I am here to introduce a new challenge at the fantastic Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

This week's challenge is called: Anything Goes
The team is showcasing products from:  Gina  K 

And this is my take:

I made a cardbase from white cardstock. I then diecut a panel that I inked using the beautiful flourish stencil from Gina K and the continued  inking the whole panel in different shades of pink and mahogany distress ink. Last I added some diecut flowers and a diecut letter.


SSS Black ink for use with markers
Copic Markers
Ranger's Distress ink
Neenah Solar White cardstock (for the stamped and colored images)
Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick Cardstock
 (120 lb) (cardbase and die cuts)
Jet Black Archival ink (for watercoloring)
Scotch foam adhesive

Xyron tape dispenser 
Xyron mega runner
Glue Dots

Hope you feel inspired to join us this week! By playing along with the Challenge you have the chance to win 50 usd to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store - YIPPIE!!!!

Hope to see you there!

You have until next Wednesday at  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in!

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram 


Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Lawn Fawn blog inspiration

Hi Everyone!
I'm so excited to be on the Lawn Fawn blog today sharing two different projects.  

I created a card "base" from acetate to which I adhered a diecut lattice backdrop. Then I diecut a rectangle that I stamped with a desk an typewriter and added the text from love poems. last - Before adhering the rectangle I added some other colored and die cut images- a mouse, lamp and apple.

Make sure to pop over to the Lawn Fawnatics blog for lots of wonderful inspiration from my talented teamies and for all the info you need to play along!  By entering a card you have the chance of winning a 25 $ gift card to the Lawn Fawn Store ! You also have the chance to have your card featured on the blog and on LF instagram! For even more LF inspiration visit the LF blog

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Supply list from the Simon says Stamp store:



I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

More Picket Fence projects


Here's another project using an adorable stamps from Picket Fence Studios - adore this sweet mermaid: 

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Friday, August 21, 2020

Playing with Old Favorites Friday

Playing with Old Favorites Friday: Unity Stamps


I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Guest Designing: The New Halloween collection by Becca Feeken

Hi Everyone!

I am thrilled to be on the Spellbinders blog  to share some fun Halloween projects I’ve made with the cool and fun new Halloween collection by Becca Feeken  from Spellbinders.

I will start by showing my favorite - a Little paper lantern I created from mixing the dies from 
S3-405 Spooky Boo, S4-1071 Spooky Cottage with the awesome S6-153  Charming Cottage Box die which is a Christmas set from last year. 

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I started by diecutting the box from light gray cardstock that I inked using a brick stencil. I then diecut the doors and windows to what would become my old Church Enerything was inked with Brown, gray or black distress ink Before I adhered them to my box. With a battery driven plastic light inside this becomes a spooky but Beautiful lantern.

I also want to share how there dies can be used to make fast but Lovely CAS Halloween cards: 

and an even simpler version: 

Hope you are inspired to make something beautiful with this collection  - You can find lots of more wonderful inspiration on the Spellbinders blog that you find HERE.

These are the wonderful Spellbinder products I used for my projects:

S4-1071 Spooky Cottage

Other products
Halloween sentiment from Paper Smooches All year sayings

Hope you are inspired to make something beautiful with this collection. For more of my projects please follow me on Instagram or visit me at my blog.

Have a wonderful day, lots of love, Karin

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Hello Bluebird

Hi Everyone!

Sharing an old favorite today !