Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Sketches

Finally got around to making some Halloween Cards. Don't know why I leave it so late, I really love making them once I get into it. It's hard to believe that Halloween is only a few days away though. It doesn't seem to be as big of a deal as when the girls were little and we were scrambling for costume ideas. Now we worry about Halloween parties. Yikes.

So on to my cards...the first one is for CPS.

The paper is from Bo Bunny and My Mind's Eye. Don't know who makes the sticker. It's been in my stash a few years now. Ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

The next card is for The Cuttlebug Challenge blog. The challenge is to scrap lift one of the designers Halloween Cards. Mine was inspired by Karen Maldonado.

This is also for an image swap on Cuppas and Cards. The image was drawn by Gregory J. Griffin, one on the member's (Connie) husbands. I love the image, and think Connie's husband is very talented! The paper is from Bo-Bunny and Karen Foster, brad is from Queen and Co. and I used the Argyle embossing folder inked with white in for the background.

Any plans for a Halloween party this weekend? We haven't made any yet, but you never know what will come up. I came across these drinks on Martha's blog

They look devilishly good don't they?

Hope you've had a good start to your week.


ETA...thanks Beth for stopping by to tell me about a new (to me) challenge site where the challenge is to share your Halloween image cards. The site is:
Sunflowers and Dragonflies

Check it out...great tutorial section. Ivanka

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hiro and Tomomi's Wedding Card

If anyone still remembers Simply Sentiments magazine, one of the features that I loved the most was 'The Last Card' which appeared on the last page of the magazine and talked about the story behind the cards we create. I love hearing stories, especially stories that inspire us to make the cards we do.

So here's the story behind this wedding card, made for a couple in Japan. Hiro was a foreign student my mom had staying with her a few years ago. He fell in love with Canada during his year here and has been back several times since. He recently got married and in August was bringing his bride to Canada for their honeymoon. Unfortunately, a typhoon made it impossible for them to get out of Japan and they had to cancel the trip. This is their wedding card.

Paper is SEI, Christmas Mint, bird is from Prima and glitter die cut is from Making Memories.

Sad that they didn't get their honeymoon, we're all hoping they come next year so we can meet the bride.

Hope you're having a great weekend,

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Almost Friday

Boy it's been another busy and fast week. How do the days slip by so quickly??

The weather has been beautiful here. We've been raking leaves and enjoying all the beautiful fall colours outside. I'm going to have to remember to take my camera with me tomorrow and try and capture some of the gorgeous leaves before they're all gone.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, coffee with a friend and then we hit a craft show in town. It's just a small church one, but there is always something that amazes me at this show. And there are yummy baked items for sale and I always pick up some homemade jam too.

While delicious pies are dancing in my head, I'll tell you about my card for today. The patterned paper is from Making Memories, Sabrina collections, felt trim is from Queen and Co., flowers are from Bazzill (pink) and Prima (beige with script).

I'm still hoping to do a sketch challenge or two this week, keeping my fingers crossed. But cleaning and laundry await me after the craft show...hmmm.

Anyway, have a great Friday and I'll talk to you soon.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

So what are you up to this Thanksgiving weekend? It's been a beautiful couple of days so we'll probably go out for an afternoon walk. I got my groceries yesterday and we're having our big meal tonight. I'm so looking forward to the pumpkin pie.

For my card today, the sentiment is from Melissa Frances, flourish is from Prima, brads are from Imaginisce, flowers are from Paper Studio (large) and Prima (small). The textured paper is actually a wall paper sample from Maya Romanoff, very cool.

Another cool thing I have to share today is that one of my Christmas cards was featured on the Grapic 45 blog!

Hope you're having a great long weekend. Thanks for sharing a bit of your day here with me.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Card Patterns

There’s another fun sketch at Card Patterns this week. I haven’t been able to participate for a while, so I was glad to get some time to play along this week.

The image is from Crafty Secrets, Patterned paper is from Making Memories, dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug, Flowers from Hero Arts and flourish and gems from Prima.

Hope you’re having a great week so far. We’re gearing up for Thanksgiving this weekend. Not sure what we’re up to, but I’m sure it will be yummy! Ivanka

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

Well, World Card Making Day was a lot of fun. I did a lot of blog surfing, but didn't get a chance to do anything creative. Hope you did.

Oh and my movie star daughters? They had a lot of fun but at the end of a long and rainy night, they were tired and glad to be home. They got to see the Jonas Brothers but not meet them as they had been dreaming. I don't think that I have to worry that the bright lights of Tinsel Town will lure them away anytime soon!

Yesterday I got to play along with Laura's sketch 36 on 2S4Y. Another fun sketch.

I used K & Co. Wild Saffron Mat Pad and Die Cut Tags, QuicKutz label die cut, ribbon from Waste Not Paper, Basic Gray and Michaels. Rub on is from Melissa Frances.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great evening. Ivanka

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Card Making Day!

Good Morning! I hope this day finds you doing exactly what you want to do. I think that's a wonderful way to spend any day.

It's actually just past midnight here, but I'm up waiting for my daughters to come home so I thought I'd get my post done for today. They've gone to Toronto to be extras in the latest Camp Rock movie. It is supposed to be a concert scene and they needed a ton of screaming fans (no problem there!) for the movie so my girls and 2 of their friends have gone to be in the movies!! I can't wait to hear all about it when they get home. I'm sure there will be excitement about this for many days to come!!

So what are you up to for World Card Making Day? I need to start my recipe page for a swap I'm in and I'm hoping to be able to visit a few of the blogs at the WCMD Blog Tour.

What I worked on this week to share today are Christmas cards made with Graphic 45's Christmas Past papers, frames and tags. Love, love, love this line. The frames and tags are so easy to work with and I love that I can get so many cards made from just a few sheets of paper.

The felt flower is from Hero arts, brad is from Imaginisce.

Rub on is from American Crafts, ribbon is from Martha Stewart.

Metal 'joy' is from Making Memories.

'Believe' is from Deja Views, brads are from Lasting Impressions.

Sentiment is computer generated.

Script paper is from 7 Gypsies, rhinestones are from Kaiser Craft.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of WCMD! I'll just continue to wait for my movie stars to come home!! See you in the morning. Ivanka

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Blue Christmas

The Christmas cards continue here. It’s been fun since I got my push to start making them last week.

This time I used SEI's Winter Song line for the background paper and Graphic 45 Christmas Past for the images.

For this card I used Cuttlebug's Snowflake embossing folder and Stickels. Trim is from Making Memories, ribbon is from May Arts.

Here I used the script embossing folder, the sentiment is from American Crafts.

Crystals are from Prima and the sentiment is Deja Views.
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