Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thinking of you and Happy for You!

Verve Visual started their 5 day Holiday Release Sketch Challenge Blitz yesterday and the sketch was designed by Verve Diva herself, Julee Tilman of Poetic Artistry. I always wanted to join in the fun but gets very intimated... don't ask me why. Anyway, here's my card for their first sketch challenge.

Remember this patterned paper? It's from Stampin' Up Designer Series Paper Au Chocolat, I've been hoarding this paper and can't see myself using it at all but it's just perfect for this sketch. The flower and the sentiment is from Verve Visual, Fancy Flowers and was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Chocolate Chip class ink. Plain I know but it really looks pretty IRL :)

Stamps: Fancy Florals by Verve Visual

Paper: Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip card stock and Designer Series Paper Au Chocolat from Stampin' Up

Ink:Chocolate Chip classic ink

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensional, Self-Adhesive Rhinestone, Double Sided stain ribbon

The second card is for Jen of Iheart2Stamp Sketch For You To Try. The main image and sentiment is from Stampin' Up Nursery Necessities. The boat was stamped on Whisper White card stock with Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Certain Celery classic ink, cut-out and raised with stamping dimensional (oh, not fun at all!). The star is from the same set, stamped with Certain Celery and punched using SU star punch. The patterned paper is from Stampin' Up print packs.

Stamps: Nursery Necessities from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certain Celery, So Saffron card stock and Patterned Paper Print Packs from Stampin
Up

Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certain Celery classic ink

Accessories: Stampin' Dimensional, SU Star Punch, Mini Button

38 comments:

Carmen O. said...

Catherine, these are both GORGEOUS! I love the SU DP with that Verve stamp! And the baby card is beautiful, the so happy for you tag is perfect. Awesome work!

Kristen Hermanny said...

Bothe of these cards are wonderful! I love that cocoa satin ribbon you used.

~amy~ said...

FAB cards Catherine...love the Au Chocolate one {I hoard the stuff too!} and your so happy for you card is oh-so-very-a-dorable!

nessy said...

both cards are so stylish and elegant ~fantastic!
vanessa xx

fishlips said...

Wow oh wow both cards are so amazing, love the papers too...Just stunning!!!

Bethany Paull said...

I'm so glad you decided to play along with the Verve sketches. The flower and paper are perfect together. And your baby card is PERFECT! Love the colors, banner sentiment, dimension.

Tina said...

Catherine,
They are both just gorgeous!

Laurel said...

OMG the first card is beautiful! You did a fantastic job with both sketches!

Cindy Haffner said...

Lovin' both cards, awesome work.

Heather said...

They are both fantastic!!! I adore the papers you used on the first. It would be one I would hoard as well. :) Very pretty.
I love the way you used both sketches.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Girl you have nothing to be intimidated by, your cards are awesome. Great job on both sketches. I did Julees sketches when she first started, and somehow got away from them..so many challenges online, I WISH i had time to play more. hugs,

Holly said...

Gorgeous card you made for the Verve Visual sketch! That image fits so perfectly with the SU paper!
I love the cute little second card too. I can't imagine how you popped up the little bitty flag!

Holly said...

Gorgeous card you made for the Verve Visual sketch! That image fits so perfectly with the SU paper!
I love the cute little second card too. I can't imagine how you popped up the little bitty flag!

Kim said...

These are both perfect! I really love how you did the sentiment on the baby card!

Bona said...

Both cards are beautiful. I love the brown.

Debbie said...

Oh wow Catherine they are both stunning creations. Your cards never fail to inspire me. Debbie x

Poppy said...

Both cards are so lovely ,but the brown does it for me.
poppy.

Lauren said...

Great cards! You always rock the sketches.

Ann Kranitz said...

LOVE LOVE this Thinking of you card!!! PERFECT in everyway. I dont blame you for hording that DP. It is gorgeous.

Ami said...

Oh I love it! Beautiful use of the paper and your cards are just perfect.

Sankari W. said...

both cards are just beautiful catherine! i love the DP in the first and the sweetness in the second is just sooo sweet - you did both challenges so beautifully - you are on fire, missy!!!

Dani said...

Fabulous cards! I love the elegance of the chocolate one and the baby card is so sweet! Great job!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of your cards are WONDERFUL!!! The one in chocolate chip does not seem plain at all; in fact, it is very elegant. What can I say? I love 'em both!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are both so pretty! I love the chocolate one! Please don't be intimidated... all the cards I've seen on your blog are beautiful. :)

Michelle Ueligitone said...

Both these cards are just wonderful! I especially love the baby card! Been so busy, that I haven't been able to participate in any challenges. Hopefully soon;0)!

Elena said...

The first card is so elegant! Love the DP!
Love your second card too! So cute!

Lorie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love everything you did while I was gone!

Carol Dunstan said...

two great cards! The first one might seem plain but I really like it, very effective

Rose Ann said...

Your Verve card is so pretty, and your little boat is darling!! I love them both, Catherine!!

Julie Masse said...

What awesome cards!! That dp matches the Verve stamp perfectly!! :)

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Two more cards! I wish I could create as much as you. I think it's awesome that you post just about everyday.

Love the first one, what a pretty patterned paper. Works perfect with that image. Love the cuteness of the second one. It's baby perfect! :)

Diane said...

Oh those are stunning Catherine!!!

Lisa Graves said...

Both your cards are beautiful!

Jenn said...

Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful Catherine!!! Great job on the challenges! :D

Jenn said...

Both of your cards are absolutely beautiful Catherine!!! Great job on the challenges! :D

Enjoli Bennett said...

OMG!! These are great cards!! I love the Verve card... Very beautiful. =)

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Great cards and great take on the sketch!!
-Becca

Manna said...

*Thunk* that's the sound of me falling over! These cards are gorgeous! Amazing work!