a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ATC Swap


I decided to jump back into stamping this month by participating in the ATC swap hosted by Nikki Woodward on the Stampotique facebook page.

I of course grabbed some of my favorite go-to stamps from Stampotique and went to work.  It's been awhile since I've created something that small, but I had fun and that's what matters.

For the bee, I stamped it twice on white cardstock, cut out one and just the body of the other.  I think stamped it on vellum and cut the wings out so that they would pop from the body a bit.  I embellished it with a sentiment I typed on my label maker and then adhered with a candy dot.

The cute little envelopes were in my stash and fit the ATC perfectly-thought the Barcode was perfect for it.

Thanks for stopping over and checking out my ATC and maybe you'll join Nikki's swap if you have some Stampotique stamps.
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Card details:
Stamps: Barcode 10019, Medium Bee 3000, Big Bee 3008, and Honeycomb Background 8116 by Stampotique Originals.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Vellum
Inks: Archival Ink-jet black
Embellishments: black candy dot, black twine

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SDC162: Under the Sea


Looky, looky, 2 weeks in a row!  Shocking myself a little.

No, in all seriousness, I normally sit down and stamp my challenge cards in batches so I have them done so was thrilled with myself to get this done...it was a challenge for me.

I colored my background and sun with some watercolor paints and once they dried I stamped over the water to give it some more swirls.  I colored Mermaid in with my copics and then drew her scales in and clear embossed over top to give her a shiny look.

Hope you will join us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge for your chance to win $30 gift certificate.
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Card details:
Stamps: Ocean 12008 and Ocean Text 12009 by Stampotique Originals 
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Confetti White
Inks: So Saffron, Really Rust, Soft Sky
Embellishments: Clear EP, Stapler

Monday, August 25, 2014

Celebrate the Good Times


Just a quick post to wish you all a wonderful Monday, hope your week flies by for you!

This card is a recycled one.  I think I originally had a sentiment off to the side where the flowers was (darn I can't find the original post)-so I took that off and stamped a new sentiment.

I like this one a lot more even though if I could go back and re-do the coloring I would.

Celebrate the good times and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SDC161: Flowers


Wow!  I can't believe it's been over 2 months since I last blogged...and for those of you still around, thanks for hanging in there.

I've been working on a big project the last month or so involving some wedding invitations for some very special people.  I'll wait a little longer to share those as they just were mailed not too long ago.

So besides that big project and my full time job demanding more attention, I took a break from my stamping and while I missed it a lot, I just couldn't seem to get my mojo going.  Finally this weekend I sat my butt in my studio, threw on a Hallmark movie and stamped a little.

This weeks challenge over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge is one of my good friend, Kristen's and I couldn't pass up creating with some flowers.  Hope you will join us at a chance to win a $30 gift certificate over there.

I also used the Freshly Made Sketch #149.

As always, thanks for stopping by, appreciate the love!
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Card details:
Stamps: Sunflower Medium 9257 and Grow Your Dreams 7321 by Stampotique Originals
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream
Inks: Chocolate Chip, watercolors
Accessories: Candy dots


Monday, June 2, 2014

Patterned Paper Trio

I feel like a bit of a dingy as I had pre-set some of my blog posts, but failed to add in my creations.  I appreciate all of you who stopped by to let me know there was nothing there-so this post will encompass all of those in one.

These sets of cards I created for a friend for some raffle baskets she's doing.



Card details:
Stamps: Birthday Messages from Simon Says Stamp and Harvest Berries from PaperTrey Ink
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rustic White, Fancy Pants Memories Captured
Inks: Archival Jet Black, watercolor paints
Embellishments: Sakura Clear Glitter pen, stapler, Flag-It die set from Verve Stamps




Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #210

Card details:
Stamps: Chit Chat from Paper Smooches and Blessing from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Fancy Pants Memories Captured, Basic Black, Rustic White
Inks: Archival Ink Jet Black, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz
Embellishments: Aquapainter






Card details:
Stamps: Everyday Greetings from Mama Elephant and Poppy Birthday from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Rustic White, Fancy Pants Memories Captured
Embellishments: My Mind's Eye Find Your Wings & Fly Up & Away Enamel Dots

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Birthday!

Another set using up my patterned paper stash.

Card details:
Stamps: Birthday Messages from Simon Says Stamp and Harvest Berries from PaperTrey Ink
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rustic White, Fancy Pants Memories Captured
Inks: Archival Jet Black, watercolor paints
Embellishments: Sakura Clear Glitter pen, stapler, Flag-It die set from Verve Stamps

With Gratitude

This was another set of cards I created for a friend using up some patterned paper packs I have.

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #210

Card details:
Stamps: Chit Chat from Paper Smooches and Blessing from Verve Stamps
Cardstock: Fancy Pants Memories Captured, Basic Black, Rustic White
Inks: Archival Ink Jet Black, So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz
Embellishments: Aquapainter
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