Friday, February 22, 2013

My Creative Space

Hello, it is my turn to share my creative space on the CardMaker Blog.  Hope you pop over and have a look.

Here's a sneak peek....


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Happy Birthday

It's been a while since I've played along with a challenge.  Time to rectify that so today I'm joining in the sketch challenge at CAS(E) This Sketch 15 and the 'Up in the Air' challenge at Less is More.

The background embossing folder is Mesh Texture from The Paper Studio, airplane image is from Cosmo Cricket, washi tape is from Queen and Co., sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink and the button is from Basic Grey.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

(ps...the winner of the Heat it Up challenge is ConnieCrafter, thanks for playing along Connie)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Heat It Up!

Happy Valentine's Day! 

It's my turn to share a favorite technique over at the CardMaker blog...pop on over to have a peek.

I had so much fun with this and am in love with the gorgeous colors of the Zing embossing powders, that I made another card to share.

Here's the metal frame before heat embossing.

Here's it is on a card.  Isn't that color just beautiful?

I heat embossed the background to match the frame using dot background stamp from Stampabilities.  Zing embossing Powder is from American Crafts.  The sticker sentiment is from SRM, the patterned paper is Loolah from Creative Imaginations, ribbon is from Offray, Foam adhesive is from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™.

If you're game for a little challenge, I've got the newest issue of CardMaker magazine that I would love to share. 

All you have to do is give this technique (heat embossing on metal) a try, come back here and post a link to your card or project in the comments section below and I'll throw your name in for the magazine and a few extra goodies from me.  Link up your cards by Sunday, Feb. 17th midnight and I'll pick a winner on Monday Feb. 18th. 

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I can't wait to see your creations.

Happy Heart Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy St. Pat's Day

I'm a little early for St. Patrick's Day, but since May Arts was kind enough to supply the CardMaker blog team with ribbon for the our combined blog hop here, this gorgeous ribbon has been screaming St. Patrick's Day at me!!!

The fabulous wired hounds tooth ribbon is from May Arts, the patterned paper is from BoBunny, Sticker is from SRM, Decorative label punch is from Stampin' UP!

Thanks so much for dropping by today.

Friday, February 8, 2013

BasicGrey and CardMaker Blog Hop

Hi and welcome.  The CardMaker blog team is joining in with BasicGrey for today's blog hop featuring their True Love line.
You should have arrived here from Glenda's wonderful blog.  Make sure you visit the BasicGrey blog at the end of the hop for your chance to win a fabulous prize of True Love goodies.

Here's my card.

The background stamp is Harlequin Script from Stamper's Best, stamped with Frost White ink from ColorBox.  The die cut is Fleur De Lis Motifs from Spellbinders, gems are from The Paper Studio and the tape runner and foam squares are from Scrapbook Adhesives.

Your next stop on the hop is the amazing Kathy Racoosin

If you get lost along the way, here's the list of all the amazing people participating.

Ivanka Lentle--->you are here

Thanks for dropping by today.  Now I'm off to see all the inspiration everyone else has shared.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life is Good

Good Morning.  Quick card today. 
This was given to a friend on his 50th birthday.

The navigational compass in the background is a clip art I found in the basic Microsoft program.  The sticker is from Penny Black, generously sent to me by my personal shopper in Wisconsin...Barb!  The sentiment is from SRM stickers.  The rope is from Hemptique (found in Hobby Lobby) and the nautical knot was expertly tied by my husband....he comes in handy sometimes!

Have a wonderful day.