Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 10 of 2012!


Hello and I hope you've all had a wonderful Holiday season so far.  It's been busy at our house, but so nice to have great family and friends time.

Today, I'm joining a group of wonderful and talented ladies in a Top 10 of 2012 Blog Hop.  I haven't done this before but love the idea of revisiting favorite projects from the past year.   

Here we go...

From my collection below, 2012 was the year of CAS cards for me.  I started off the year by taking a CAS Online Card Class and loved it.  It seemed to be the catalyst that got me on the road to more CAS cards and more stamping this year.



 Love this card using Twinkling H2O's to paint the circles and then heat emboss on top with white ink.




Loved this world map stamp I got from Hobby Lobby, I used it a lot this year....also loved going across the border a few times this year, there is a Hobby Lobby right next to the Outlet Mall!



This was just a fresh and bright card.  A few years ago, I would have never used yellow, but now I love it.  So bright and sunny.



Love this layout with the raised cardstock panel and white embossing on the kraft cardstock.  Have used this layout and technique quite a bit this year.



One of my favorite color combinations.  Ever.  Fun and bright.




 2012 was the year of Pinterest for me.  I spent hours pinning and being inspired by so much on the site.  This  color combo was inspired by Pinterest.



 Another Pinterest color combo inspiration and more of that lovely yellow.




This monochromatic cutie got lots of pinterest repinning, so CAS, love it.
(That post got a lot of spam, so I've taken it off for now)





Another CAS favorite, always hard to create a sympathy card, but this stamp set from Hero Arts says it all perfectly.





And it seems appropriate to end my top 10 with a stamped card that I made for a guest design team spot with Skipping Stones Design.  I started out the year with a resolution to stamp more and learn more.  So to end the year with a guest DT spot with a stamp company...well it was just a perfect creative ending to the year.

I've had so much fun with this post, thanks for taking a stroll through my favorite projects with me.  Here is a list of all the ladies participating.  I know it's going to be an inspiring hop.


Liz Chidester
Marcia Dehn Nix
Monika Wright
Ivanka Lentle---->you are here.
Christine Meyer
Jamie Cripps
Erin Morehousehttp
Melissa Elsner
Jodi Wilton
Sarah Hill
Laurel Seabrook
Carrie Walz
Jen Matott
Jan Tatomir 
Jennifer Haggerty
Kerri Yarus
Ashley Nguyen Newell 
Cathy Harper
Malika Kelly
Lynn Shokoples
Kris Berc
Julie Tucker Wolek
Rhonda VanGinkel 
Savannah O'Gwynn
Audrey Yeager
Katrina Hunt

35 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Your cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

Wow, these are all so amazing!

~jan said...

I so love your card making style, Ivanka! :) These are all beautiful! Happy 2013!

Tammie Lien said...

Love your cards and thanks for sharing..Just a note please let Monika I could'nt post on hers..

Laurel said...

Wonderful cards the CAS look beautifully done!

mk said...

Very pretty cards!

Ange said...

Wow, beautiful cards! Really love the Happy Holidays the colors totally pop!

Tracy said...

Stunning cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Pretty cards! Right Where You Belong is my favorite, love the orange/blue combination.

Christy said...

Those are all absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm partial to the yellow one being my very favorite shade of my favorite color and all, but all of them are amazing! :)

Jen said...

beautiful cards!!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE your cards! Very pretty and inspiring!

Sue D said...

I like your selection of your top 10.

Liz Chidester said...

Gorgeous cards! I espeiclaly love the one with the yellow flower - its beautiful!!

Kelly said...

Beautiful cards and just LOVE the Happy Birthday with the yellow flower. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! I just love these cards--beautiful! I esp. love that 3D flower birthday card! OHHHHHH! FAB:)

Alison Day said...

Beautiful cards! I can see why you fell in love with yellow - those cards are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your achievements this year. May 2013 bring you even more learning and growing opportunities!

Paper Ribbons said...

All your cards are beautiful! Love them all!

mauiquilter said...

Love Squared - love the white on Kraft combo! You have such a variety to your work - very inspirational!

Erin Morehouse said...

Loving your cards! The happy birthday card with the yellow flower is my most favorite, simply beautiful!

Kelly Jean said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love them all!

Buffy Esser said...

Beautiful cards...love the love squared!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Gorgeous cards Ivanka! thanks for sharing!

carrie said...

Love the cards and the Birthday card is extra special!

Christine said...

These are all just gorgeous Ivanka! That world stamp is fabulous!

Katrina Hunt said...

Ivanka, I love your CAS cards!! I have so much trouble with the CAS style, but you make me want to try it! Happy New Year! hugs, Katrina

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

All gorgeous, of course, but I do like that thank you card!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Loved your cards!!! My favorite is the Happy Birthday with yellow flower -- just awesome!

LisaM said...

Gorgeous cards!

. said...

Gorgeous collection! Happy New Year.

Jodi said...

Love your cards!!! Awesome!!!!

Phillis Walrath said...

Your cards are soooooooooooooooo beautiful!!

Suzie said...

You cards are beautiful!

Audrey Yeager said...

I just love these CaS cards!! You prove that simple is so beautiful! My faves the orange and blue one....love th contrast!

Julie said...

I love ALL of your cards! Can't decide if I like "Happy Birthday" or "Happy Holidays." Great job! Thanks for sharing.