Monday, February 22, 2010

Cheery and Bright

Wasn't it just in the last post that I said I wasn't really adventurous with my colors? Umm, well I seem to be getting a bit more spunky!

The first card is for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger and also for Caardvarks challenge to use stickers. The bright, clean look of the Moxie trigger photo really inspired me. I did have to pop out to M's to get this ribbon. Can you believe I did not own a stitch of yellow ribbon. With all my ribbon, how can that be?? I'm quite happy to give this yellow beauty a new home!

Ribbon is from Offray, Paper is from Cosmo Cricket (Lil' Man), the tag is a sticker from American Crafts and the rub on is from Melissa Frances.

The next card is for the sketch on CPS this week, still using the Cosmo Cricket papers. The chipboard swirl is from Cosmo Cricket as well, flower is from Prima, sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

And here is my new addiction. I recently won a prize on the Tombow Blog, and along with a bunch of great adhesives, the package included a pack of their dual brush markers. Not being a big stamper, I really had no idea where to start until I found Marie Browning's tutorial. On the weekend, I sat down and just played. When I realized how easy stamping with markers was, I pulled out some SU stamps that I've barely used and went to town. I just had so much fun coloring and punching!

Which leads me to my Oldie Moldie Monday card. The October Afternoon paper is really not that old, but it has been in my stash for a couple of years. I still love it. I used one of my newly stamped circles and a Papertrey Ink sentiment.

We're getting hit with a snow storm and they're calling for freezing rain. I don't have to go anywhere tonight, so I think it's back to my studio with more bright colors to cheer me up.
Oh and I'm planning to watch the ice dancing, the Can. team is in first place going into the final.
Have a great evening...Ivanka

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Darned internal clock...

Would it be too much to ask for a little extra sleep on the weekend? Even a 1/2 hour would do. clockwork, my eyes pop open, I look at the clock and it's 6:30. Same time each day, alarm set or not. Such is the gift of getting older...

Today's card is for the color challenge at Embellish Magazine.

I willingly admit that I'm not overly adventurous when it comes to color. I looked at the challenge at the beginning of the week and didn't think I could accomplish this. But as the week went on, I kept this challenge at the back of my mind. And then it came together.

The green in the flower is really much darker, couldn't get it to photograph well. The blue paper is from K&Co, brown is from Basic Grey, textured brown is from an art store (love it!), trim is from Making Memories, flower is from Prima, sticker flower is from Sandylion, sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.
So now I'm thinking that I really like this color combo...thanks for dropping in today and for your comments. I love hearing from you.
Happy Saturday,

Friday, February 19, 2010

'Groovy' Friday

Groovy is one of those words that I (as mom) am not allowed to say out of the house. Close behind that are funky and cool. Goodness knows what would happen if one of the teenage friends heard those words you know that I have to throw those words in just to torture the poor souls...

So on my little blog here, I'm safe in saying that today is totally groovy. Well that's what my card reminds me of anyway. The brown and yellow (we had appliances that color when I was little) and the lace, yes groovy and maybe even a little funky!

My card today is for this week's sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You. The paper is from Basic Grey {Nook and Pantry}, flower is from Prima, the funky cord brad is from Imaginisce, chipboard is from Maya Road, stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The textured paper is from an art store.

So there. Hope you have a very groovy, not to mention cool and funky weekend.

Ps...the men's skating final last night was amazing. So happy that Evan's artistry won over Evgeny's quad. Made for a great competition though.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CPS Sketch 154

Another week gone, amazing how fast the time goes. It's been busy around here and not much creating getting done. I didn't even get my Oldie Moldie Monday card posted til today.

The first card I made is for the CPS sketch #154 . The paper and chipboard are from Cosmo Cricket (Lil' Man), letter stickers are from Making Memories, felt # is from American Crafts, trim is from Michaels.
These next 2 cards are for a challenge on Cuppas and Cards and my Oldie Moldie Monday cards. It was our first anniversary celebration last week. The first challenge was to make a spring card and use only stickers. The paper is from K&Co. and Basic Grey, spring sticker is from Creative Imaginations.

The next challenge was to make a coffee/tea card. The paper and sticker here are from Creative Imaginations again, label die cut from Nestablilites (label 1), stamp is from Papertry Ink.

This next card was for a challenge on the SRM Blog, to use their blog title as inspiration to make a card. Have a look at their blog, my card was featured today. Woohoo. Wish I could find some SRM stickers, they should be arriving in stores soon, so I will keep searching.

I must admit that The Olympics are taking up a lot of our time around here for the past week. We seem to be glued to the TV. I'm looking forward to the Men's skating final tonight. Are you watching?
See you soon,

Friday, February 12, 2010


If you have a sister, it's probably not always been an easy relationship. Well at least with my sister it hasn't. We are 5 years apart and fought like cats and dogs when we were growing up. But as adults, I couldn't have asked for a better person to be in my corner. She's always ready to help and support me in whatever I may need. With her birthday coming up in March, this quote just seemed perfect.

This is for this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. The papers are all My Mind's Eye. The rub ons are from Melissa Frances and My Mind's Eye.

We may still have a bit of that old sisterly rivalry at times, but my sister really is a forever friend.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get Sketchy #24 and Tuesday Trigger

It is a gorgeous day outside. The sun is shining and with the snow we had yesterday, it's so nice and bright out there. Made me think of summer...well almost.

Today's card is for the sketch over at Get Sketchy # 24. Very fun sketch to create with and this paper pack from My Mind's Eye really had me thinking about summer.

This is also for the 'Get Pinked' Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World. I have a very PINK daughter, so we are very familiar with very bright shades of pink in our house!

All the paper and flower die cut are from Jen Wilson's Flip 'n Flirt collection for My Mind's Eye. The label die cut is from QuicKutz, gems are from Prima.

Thanks for dropping in today and helping me dream about summer.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Moment I Met You

The cards I find hardest to make are for other cardmakers. Right behind that are cards for those closest to me. I want those special cards to be just right for the person I'm making them for. So needless to say, Valentine's day cards for my sweetheart are tough.

So here is waht I came up with for this Valentine's Day. I loved the verse the minute I came across it. It comes from Love Lines, a CD from Bluegrass Publishing, and it just says everything I want to say. Perfectly.

This is based on this week's sketch #50 at Card Patterns. The paper is from GCD studio's, ribbon is from May Arts and the buttons are old from Making Memories, held together with wire.

And since it's Monday, here's my Oldie Moldie card for this week. The paper is My Mind's Eye, the script paper is 7 Gypsies, the sticker is from PSX, letters are from Rebecca Sower and hardware is from Stampin' Up. Yes, everything on this card is very Oldie Moldie!!

If you'd like to join Barb and I in using up our Oldie supplies, leave us your link and we'll leave you some Moldie love.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

CPS #153 and SRM challenge

Exciting title to this post isn't it??? Maybe as the day goes on, I'll come up with something more exciting.

So my card today is for the February challenge at SRM. The challenge is to use stickers and chipboard together on a project.

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry. The chipboard is from a K&Co. Christmas pack, I used the back of the tag. It turned out to be the perfect fit for a sticker that I wanted to use. The journaling sticker is from American Crafts, the rub on is from Melissa Frances. Not sure who makes the ribbon, Barb shared it with me.

This card is also based on the sketch over at CPS. It's another great sketch and so fun and easy to work with.

The challenge at SRM runs all month and is a great way to use these up some chipboard and some stickers. I know I have a ton of each!

Hope you're having a great Super Bowl Sunday. Any party's going on? We're probably not going to watch too much of the game, but we're planning to make a ton of munchies and watch the commercials!! It's only us girls home this weekend....

Thanks for popping by,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

The challenge this week over at Embellish Magazine is to design with ribbon and use turquoise, brown and pink in your project.

Here's my take on the challenge. I folded the ribbon over and then went through it with a brad.

The paper and stickers are from Basic Grey (Nook and Pantry), ribbon is from Offray, bling brad is from One heart, One Mind.

Keeping it short and sweet today...It's nice and sunny out today so Pepper and I are heading out for a walk...thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Card Patterns and Oldie Moldie...

The weekend has come can gone. Hope you had a good one.

I'm starting of this week with a card for Card Patterns Sketch 49. This sketch was a bit of a challenge but I got through it. I used Pink Paislee Cupid paper and punch out tag, Basic Grey flower, Making Memories trim,buttons and stickers.

After Teri Anderson's recent Old stuff challenge, Barb and I decided we liked going through our stash (it makes room for new stuff, right?!) so we're bringing bringing back Oldie Moldie Mondays. I'm going to try and use up as much of my stash as I can this make room for all the stuff I'm going to buy when I go and visit her next!!!

So here we go....I decided to bring out my MM paint and foam stamps. I still love using them and this was so much fun. The image is old K&Co. (that has to be the last of it!!), it's matted on Fiber Mark paper. The sentiment is computer generated.

This is a Penny Black sticker with more of my painting...

If you feel like joining in to the Oldie Moldie Monday challenge, feel free to link your card to either of our blogs. We'll come and admire all of your modiness....
Thanks for stopping by today,