Friday, October 3, 2008

Just Because of Kristina Werner

It's time for Kristina Werner's color inspiration and this week's colors are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss and Very Vanilla... doesn't that make you hungry? LOL! I actually missed the last 4 KW's challenge and there are so many other challenges that I’ve wanted to participate into but due to lack of time, I have to make quickie cards. And after seeing this week's colors, I wanted to join in the fun... again!

Here's my take... Michelle Zindorf of My Life and Artistic Celebration had this punched vases tutorial months ago and had it saved to my faves hoping I can create these beauties. So, while listening to the Vice President debate last night, I was punching (use Stampin' Up Large Oval Punch), cutting (stacked all three and cut top and bottom), sponging (the left side of the vase for some shadow effect) and rubbing (used Stampin' Up Love and Happiness Rub ons for the sentiment) away. You got to try these!

And as promised, here are the 2 cards that I received. The one on the left is from Ashley Newell of A New Design and the one on the right is from Carolyn Bounds of P.M.S etc (Papers, Markers, Stamp, etc).

Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Kiwi Kiss card stock from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Stamping dimensional, Prima Flowers, Large Oval Punch, Self-Adhesive rhinestones and Stampin' Up Love and Happiness Rub Ons

39 comments:

Tina said...

Fantastic card. Love the vases, super cute.

Carmen O. said...

I love the vases in the Just Because card! You lucky girl you sure have received some fabulous RAK cards.

Rose Ann said...

I love your beautiful flower vases...and your RAKs are so sweet!!

J-Yo! said...

HI Catherine! Thanks for stopping by my blog n' commenting!! Love reading what you've posted on my blog, and cracked me up - especially the plucking part. I love what you have going on here on your blog, great creations and you are doing well with all of these challenges. Keep up the wonderful work!

Hugs,
Jen

Alexandra said...

Very pretty Catherine, those vases are really cool!! And, love the RAKs you received, too cute! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Anthonette said...

Cute vases, Catherine!

Lisa said...

Oh Catherine these are just amazing creation... I just do a lot of sighing in admiration since I started bloging. The talent is endless!!

Heather said...

OH MY GRACIOUS!!! I love them all!!! I esp love the first! It is gorgous!

chloe said...

I seriously LOVE this!! SO gorgeous!!

Joy said...

love the cards girl! way too talented =)
come and check out my blog!

~amy~ said...

Great take on the color challenge...love the vase idea!

Pretty RAKS too!

happy Friday!!!

Courtney said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I love it and the others are adorable, too!

Holly said...

Wow, this card has a lot of impact! This is one Zindorf tutorial I missed somehow! You did a fabulous job Catherine.
Your RAKs are so cute!

Dani said...

I missed this tutorial too! How great is this card! Fabulous job!

Sherri said...

I love them all!

Robyn said...

Hi Catherine! Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comment! Found lots of things on your blog that I loved!-Your vases for Kristina are super cool ! Love Love Love !! your dollar days layout ! and that dancing mouse- how cute is that??!!!! Cheers!

Joy said...

us girls...we have to stick together...we are truly special =)

Rita said...

Luv your "Just because" card, I think you aced this card!
Lovely RAK's, your a lucky & loved woman!

Lauren said...

Very creative - you rocked that challenge.

Kristie said...

Love your take on the challenge...those vases are just gorgeous :)

Amy said...

What clever vases! Fantastic card.

Deb said...

Your card is simply beautiful, great idea and I love the ones you received as well!!

Cindy Haffner said...

So clever, so pretty.

Carolina said...

What a creative way to use the punch and what an adorable card you created!

Brooke S said...

How clever are the vases... I will have to make a few what a great vase for a single stem flower...

Thanks for caring about were the heck I was... I had a crazy week... I hope to get back on the ball.. Thanks for all the kind words...
Hugs
Brooke

Gayle said...

Such a great way to make use of the punch. Simple, yet very creative design. Thanks for sharing! I love your work!

Makeesha Byl said...

Love your challenge card! Those vases are super cute!
keesh x

Ashley said...

All of these are FANTASTIC!

Laurie said...

So cute!!!

Sandra Smart said...

The vases are so very clever! What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

LOVE this vase card! The shading on the vases really kicks it up a notch!I'm not a CAS stamper, but I love to see the way other stampers make such sublime creations with so little! I found you through Amy (Tsuruta), she's my favorite CAS stamper!!

Theresa said...

I love your vase card. Great take on the color challenge.

Sankari W. said...

hi catherine!!!

what an amazing idea with the vases and the flowers!!! and the shadow effect from the sponging is genius! LOVE how you did it! seriously beautiful and simple, fresh and clean and absolutlely LOVELY!!!!

thanks for your sweet comment - i am feeling a bit better - still a wee bit weak... its crazy how something like that can knock you out ....

i am also sending you a quick email with addy included! sending you lots of sunshine!!!
best wishes,
Sankari :)

Bethany Paull said...

Very cool! I also love the shading behind the vases.

Ann said...

LOVE what you did with Kristina's color challenge! Those vases rock! :D

Kathryn said...

Wonderful Job on the cards -- I just love your work! :)

LaurieF(inspireddesigns) said...

What a great idea for using your punch! I am saving this one in my fav's for sure Catherine. I love it!

Shawntel said...

I love your vases, so cute! The flowers are great with the sparkly in the middle! Pretty!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

These are all great! Love the ballerina mouse though, super cute! :)