Thursday, August 28, 2008

Simply Adorable

What do you do when you work 8 hours a day, help your child with homework, make sure your work clothes and your child's uniform are ready for the next day, and get your lunch and your child's lunch packed for the next day? You do 2 challenges in 1!

When I saw Kristina's color inspiration for this week, I was really excited! I just {heart} these colors together. Though pink pirouette is one of the new Stampin' Up In Color for this year, it was added as a favorite right away. And when I stumbled on Sarah Kay Weekly Challenges early this week, it just have to be added to my weekly to do list. So, when I got home from work last night, while helping my daughter with her homework and doing laundry at the same time, I CREATED and here's my card for this week's both Kristina Werner's color inspiration and Sarah Kay's sketch challenge.

The main image is Sarah Kay Rose's Garden and was stamped on Very Vanilla and matted with Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip card stock and watercolored the image with SU re-inkers. Certain Celery and Regal Rose DSP were matted with Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Cute Converse set, stamped on Very Vanilla, punched using small oval punch, and matted with Chocolate Chip punched using large oval. I finished the card with Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon and pink dew drops. Card base is 5" square card.

Stamps: Rose's Garden by Sarah Kay

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette and Certain Celery card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red re-inkers

Accessories: Chocolate Chip gross grain ribbon, small and large oval punch and pink dew drops

34 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

So cute!! Great coloring!

Sherri said...

That's so gorgeous! I love how you shade things!!

Donna said...

wow, you got a LOT done! I think after all that - I wouldn't have the energy to stamp let alone make such a sweet card! love the colors - reminds me I have that little words stamp set I should get out

Laurie said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing :)

Gayle said...

As your card states, "SIMPLY ADORABLE" - that is just what this card is . . . beautiful design.

Cecilia said...

Great card! And thanks for visiting my blog. And yes. . the same stamp haha. I have only 2 Sarah Kay stamps. Really need to buy more.
xoxo Cecilia

Rach said...

oh this is gorgeous....love the papers..hugs rachxx

Debbie M said...

Hi - "Simply Adorable" really sums up your card! You are so creative and talented!
Ps: thanks for stopping by

Debbie M

Kim said...

what a sweet card!! love that layout too!

Sankari W. said...

Catherine, that is gorgeous!! your card is simply adorable and lovely! Love those stamps and the way your layout works with all the colors - those dew drops are dew-licious and yummy! Total beautiful card!

by the way - i love your comments - YOU are the sweetest ! hope your day today is not as hectic and you find lots of time to relax and craft!
Best wishes,
Sankari :)

Kristie said...

Simply adorable is right! Your colouring is getting better and better with each card...you've totally rocked it with this one!!

Brooke S said...

I love all the layers. Both challenges worked out so well together.. The image is adorable.. Thanks for your sweet comments..

Have fun accomplishing all your many tasks..
Hugs and Happy Stampin'
Brooke

Heike said...

Wow, gorgeous Card with wonderful Colors and the Image is so beautiful.....

Hugs
Heike

Lindsay said...

Great card cathrine.... That image is just too cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Superb job, I love your work.

Sandra Smart said...

So very pretty! I love that image. Thought of you last night as I was up until 4 am stamping a baby card when I could not sleep! ;)

Bethany Paull said...

Very sweet! I love the bow right over the sentiment.

Mandy Schiller said...

I love that stamp set it is so cute. The card compliments it nicely.

Savitri said...

That is just too stinkin' cute!!! I LOVE that stamp and the card design is awesome!

Angie Tieman said...

Uhhh, gorgeous!! And brilliant use of time management, you go girl!

Kathryn said...

So BEAUTIFUL!! - -WOW -- love how you did all the layers and the image is precious!! Great Job! :)

Have a Great Weekend!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Gorgeous!!! Simply GORGEOUS!!! I love every wonderful detail!!

BTW, I have a little something for you on my blog. When you have a moment, please stop by and check it out:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

ink'n'rubba said...

gorgous card and love that pale pink cardstock - just a shame we don't have any extra SU colours here in the UK. How close is Blush Blossom to the Pink Pirouette? annie x

Amanda said...

This is simply adorable!

Carmen O. said...

What an adorable card! I love the colors. I am waiting for my in colors cardstock and inks to come in.

Isn't it amazing what us moms can accomplish?

Suzanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment it now means I have found yours. This is gorgeous and I just love the colour combo. You have some great work here. Sue :o)

Laurel said...

Your card is simple adorable! I love it, one of my favorite color combos!

Shawntel said...

I can't believe you were able to create this beautiful card on top of all the other things you had to do! Wow, you are amazing! Super Mom!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

What a lovely card! The colors are so pretty, they create a nice softness. Gorgeous image and coloring. Great layout and prints too. :)

zukesgirl said...

That image is so cute and your coloring is AWESOME!
T

Rose Ann said...

That is so pretty and so adorable!! Wonderful job with the sketch too!!

Lorie said...

Oh. My. Goodness! This is absolutely adorable! Just a wow card!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! Love the color combo and that image is darling!! Beautifully colored in!! :)Kathy

Shirley said...

Love everthing right down to the varied hues of colors. TFS