Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Digging Deep...

You never know what you’ll find at the bottom of the drawer, do you?? This challenge had me so deep down in the bottom of my paper drawer that I needed a flashlight…

This is a card for Kazan’s sketch #25 at 2S4Y and the minute I saw her card for the sketch, I knew I wanted to attempt a teen guy card for a friends son’s upcoming birthday.

The paper and ribbon are from Stemma. They are a few years old, but still give me that funky feel whenever I pull them out. The bottle cap…remember those??? I don’t know who made this one, but I still have a container of them and was so happy to find one that matched the colors of the card. And it felt quite therapeutic to whack at it with my rubber mallet on the basement floor!! The metal star is from a Christmas tag set I’ve had for a few years, the twine is from Karen Foster, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder, and the ‘cool’ letters and stars are from Me and My Big Ideas. I sanded and distressed the heck out of this card, and there it is-my teen guy card! Hope the teen guy I made it for likes it.

Since I had the paper out, I made another card…back to my girly roots! To the Stemma paper, I added a QuicKutz scallop border, Prima flower, K&Co. bling and sentiment-again from the bottom of the drawer.Thank you for stopping by…what’s at the bottom of your drawers??????

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Card Patterns Week 12

Thank goodness for card sketch and challenge sites. I've certainly been inspired by them lately and have had a lot of fun checking out what everyone does for the challenges. I've recently found Card Patterns and it's a fabulous site for sketches and tons of inspiration.

Here's my card for this week 12 sketch. Patterned paper is from We R Memory Keepers, flowers are from The Paper Co.. framed jewels are from Making Memories, sentiment is from Crate Paper.
Thanks so much for visiting...Ivanka

Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Monday!

I don't mind Monday's. But then I don't work Monday's. My weekend just continues....once everyone has left for school, I get to have the day to myself. It's a very nice way to start the week.
This is a card I made for Card a Liscious challenge #20. The challenge is to make a birthday card using blue, green and circles.

The frame is from the $ store, painted white, flower die cut is from Sizzlits, flourish is from QuicKutz, sentiment is from Deja Views, bling is from Kaiser Craft, Cuttlebug dots embossing folder.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope your Monday has started your week off well!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Life is a Gift

I have a wonderful friend that I never would have met had it not been for the Internet. We met when we were both on the Simply Sentiments staff and even though the magazine is gone, our friendship has continued. It's wonderful to have a great friend that shares your passion, that supports you and that shops for you!! And Barb is one great shopper!! Almost everything on this card was sent to me by Barb! Thank have wonderful taste Ms. Barb and you're a wonderful friend!!
This card is based on a sketch from Mojo Monday. Another friend I met on line designs for them-Sarah. I've always been a big fan of her cards and have finally made it over there to do one of the sketches.
The paper is from My Mind's Eye-Bohemia, butterfly is a die cut from Sizzix, rub on is from Little Yellow Bicycle.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 24, 2009


This is another card for Our Creative Corner's recycle challenge. For Christmas, I received a calender from a friend and it came in a beautiful box. I kept the box thinking I may use it for something. The image on the front was so pretty that I knew it would make a great card. So here it is, cut to fit the front of the card. I added Offray ribbon, Making Memories buckle, Prima crystals and Pressed Petals letters.

It's beautiful here today, hope you're having a wonderful Friday.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Mother is...

This is my card for CPS Sketch #112. A great sketch and fun to work with. I used Cosmo Cricket, Scrapworks and K&Co patterned paper, Martha Stewart ribbon, flowers from Prima, Sizzlits flower die cut, QuicKutz scallop border die cut and One Heart One Mind rub on.

I like the sentiment on the front but I'd love some help with how to carry it through to the inside.
A Mother is...? My first thought was...A Mother is a Blessing.
How would you finish it?

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Bouquet of Challenges...

So not having had any creating time lately, I have felt quite rusty. When this morning brought with it rain, I snuck away to my studio and did some creating. To help the juices flowing and clear out the cob webs, I visited a bunch of challenge/sketch sites for some inspiration. Here's what today brought...

The first one is for Laura's sketch 24 at 2S4Y.

Here I used Cosmo Cricket paper (love it!!) which I bought last week in Edmonton, Scenic Route journaling die cut, K&Co. flower, Offray ribbon, Anna Griffin stamp and Cuttlebug script embossing folder.

This one is for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. The challenge is to use 2 embossing folders and make the card with a nature theme. I used the Tiny Bubbles and Script folders. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket again, cardstock is from Bazzill, sentiment is from One Heart, One Mind and I used it on vellum, flower is from K&Co. For the stem of the flower I used trim that I just got in Edmonton as well, but I have no idea who makes it. I used Fiskars treading water punch to finish off the bottom edge.

These two cards were made for Card a liscious. The challenge is to make a thank you card that incorporates polka dots, stripes and the color pink. The images are from Crafty Secrets, rub on is from Reminisce, trim is from Making Memories, flowers are from Prima, striped paper is from K&Co., scallop die is from QuicKutz. The purple dot paper is from BoBunny, it's double sided, heavy weight and tons of fun to work with.

The last one for today is for Our Creative Corner where the challenge was to use something recycled on your card. I used a paint chip that has been lying around since our basement reno in the winter (we didn't use any of these colors). The patterned paper is from 7 Gypsies, argyle Cuttlebug folder using Coredinations cardstock, One Heart One Mind sentiment, May Arts twine, button.
It has been a fun day and a great way to start the week. Thanks for stopping by.