a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Monday, February 16, 2015

Creative Blog Hop

Today my friend Toni Tessler asked me to do a creative blog hop and answer some questions about myself and my creativity.

I grabbed one of my newer sets from Paper Smooches called Party Posse and combined it with a sketch and color challenge.  The sketch is from the Fusion Card Challenge and I used the picture as inspiration (primarily the colors) as well as the sketch turned side ways (although I just realized my circle is off from the sektch-oh well).

I'm going to share with you a little about my creative process with some questions we were to answer:

1.  What are you working on now?  I've been working on a new release for Stampotique Originals who is the only company I design for.  This is one of their biggest releases and such a variety of stamps.  I'm always working at building up my birthday and thank you card stash as that seems to be the ones I use the most.  I'm also a scrapbooker and this is my fourth year doing Project Life so that's ongoing week to week for me.

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?  Oh, I'm not sure my work is different.  I'm a pretty clean & simple stamper I think who loves to utilize patterned paper in my creations.  I don't work well with inks and messy stuff-drives me crazy and although I step out of the box once in awhile and dabble in it, I still prefer the clean & simple look.

3.  Why do you create what you do?  I love creating and giving homemade gifts.  They always seem that much more special that you take the time to think about that person and what they might like.  I also love to create for my kids so that they will have memories when they get older of all the things we've done and experienced.

4.  How does your creativity work?  I'm a list person so I generally will write a list of challenges I want to work on and I'm also a HUGE hoarder of sketches.  I love that jumping point of using a sketch and will often visit pinterest for ideas on colors.

Thanks Toni for letting me be a part of your creative blog hop this week!
Card details:
Stamps: Party Posse from Paper Smooches
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Espresso, Rustic White
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: button from My Mind's Eye, twine


Amanda said...

Super cute little card! I love the turtle.

massofhair said...

Looking forward to seeing your new stamps Kim! Always exciting times when a Stampotique release is due.

Fab card, love the word play and the very textured paper, the turtle is very cute:-) xxx

SmilynStef said...

How fun is that tiny little party hat ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

TenSGal said...

So very cute! Love that adorable turtle...and the texture from the embossing is an amazing touch!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is so sweet Kim. Love the darling turtle, the dry embossed panel... great angle on the strip.

LeAnne said...

This is ADORABLE! And nice to learn a little bit about you! I already know that you are a generous person...we received a little package today! Thanks so much!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so cute!!! Love the turtle image and the dry embossed panel.

I am your newest follower. :)

Julia Aston said...

Great texture added with the embossed panel - cute little birthday turtle too!! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

Jeanne J. said...

EEK! That little turtle is adorable!

Pam Watson said...

The little turtle and sentiment are too cute!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love that you rotated the sketch - and such a cute little tortoise! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Challenge :)

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