a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Okay bear with me as I show you the glorious cards I made this weekend for the Anni-VERVE-sary challenges at VERVE.  I was able to get up bright and early on Sunday, the kids were playing well together and I decided to do some fun stamping.  I combined a few of my favorite challenges with the Verve challenges.  I have to say I had a really fun time and was surprised at how many cards I was able to get completed.

I also threw my "hat" in the ring for the CAS-DT over at SCS and so I created an additional card this week for that using some Verve stamps.

So here goes, hope you enjoy.  Would love to hear which one is your favorite.

First card uses the OWH134 sketch and is the VSAVS12A to use green, pink and brown.
Stamps: Blessings from Verve Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye-Dwell, Crumb Cake
Ink: Dish All the Dirt Brown, copic markers
Accessories: Stickles

This is probably one of my favorite cards using the MOJO254 sketch and the VSAVS12B challenge of an anniversary theme and the VSAVS12E challenge of anything but a card.  I used a pillow box and created a belly band to go over it.  Unfortunately I didn't follow directions very well and may need to go back and re-vise my card to include wood or silver on it :-(

Stamps: Text Objects from Verve Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye Blush, Mauved by the Paprazzi, Dish All the Dirt Brown
Ink: Dish All the Dirt Brown
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Melissa Frances Vintage Attic Treasure Jewels, Pillow Box from Clear & Simple Stamps

Okay, I lied...I think this is my favorite card!  This uses the CR84FN61 colors of aqua, brown and cream along with the VSAVS12C sketch.

Stamps: Great Friend from Verve Stamps
Paper: My Mind's Eye Breeze, Aqua Mist, Crumb Cake
Ink: Versamark, Cool Carribean, Dish All the Dirt Brown
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Candy Dots, Dots embossing folder, twine

This card is a little bit different for me, I don't always do bright colored cards.  I was kind of stumped as to what to create for my clean & simple card, so hoping this is good.  This combines the VSAVS12D for a Clean & Simple card and for the CAS-ual Friday challenge to create something you might see at or in the ocean.  Since I just finished watching a full week of Shark Week and seeing many surfers and their shark stories I pulled out the RELAX set.    This is also for the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Stamps: Relax from Verve Stamps
Paper: Creamsicle Cardigan, Spring Rain, Gina K. Luxury White
Ink: Perfect Little Black Dress, copic markers, Pumpkin Piet
Accessories: Wavy Border Die from The {Stamps} of Life

If you are still with me, thank you!!!  Here is my last card which was one I did for the CAS-DT call over at SCS using "team colors".  My colors reflect one of our favorite baseball teams, the Atlanta Braves.

Stamps: Feel The Sun
Paper: Gina K. Luxury White, You're Style Blue me Away, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: You're Style Blue Me Away, copic
Accessories: Lemondrop Twine from The Twinery


Greetings By Chera said...

OH KIM! THEY ARE GORGEOUS! Of Course I love your beachy one.. but that Aqua one is so darlin too!
Great cards!

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!!! These creations are all just stunning!!! I really love the soft blue flower design...so elegant!! :) TFS!! HUGS

Julie said...

Wow, you've been busy! What a great bunch of cards! Love the polka dot flower on your sketch card. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Jenny said...

Loving the cool surf boards.... fab CAS design and fun bright colours too :0)
Thanks for getting crafty with us at CASual Fridays :0)
Jenny x

Suzanne said...

All your cards are great! I love the repeat sentiment stamping on your surfboard card, and that sun image is pretty awesome too! So happy to see you at CAS-ual Fridays this week! Thanks for playing!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards! Love your surfboard card, such a great design and color combo :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful collection of cards! Love them all! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Deborah Frings said...

My goodness - you've been busy, these are all just lovely. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Andrea W said...

Splendid cards! They are all beautiful. I found you at CR84FN.

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them ALL! :)

Shannon White said...

Wowie! You sure have been one busy crafting Lady! 8-) Love all your Wonderful cards! Couldn't pick a favorite if I tried! They are all so Pretty! 8-) So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Pauline said...

All beautiful cards, a lovely take on our colours this week.
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Vicki G said...

These are all awesome, but I LOVE your Favourite Favourite! It's my Favourite Favourite too!


Suzanne C said...

Wow you were very productive! I have to agree that my favorite is the CR84FN colors. Beautiful cards all around!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Kim! Thanks for linking this up to the Repetition Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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