Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday!

I'm stopping by with a cute little Halloween idea that I created for this weeks COLOR Q.....

Here are this weeks CQC265 colors......

Hope you get a chance to get crafty with us?!? Please link your project over on the COLOR Q BLOG and as always don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day!!!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Halloween Treats & Sweets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White CS, Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade CS
Others: Papertrey Ink - Bitty Halloween Treats & Sweets Dies and Favor It Box Die,

SU Concord Grape Ribbon, White Scrapper's Floss, White Button, Black Rhinestones, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Happy weekend!

I'm such a procrastinator this week....it's been a busy week and I'm trying to recuperate from all the action...lol!!! Nevertheless, I wanted to tell you all about the CATERED CROP *END ZONE* RECIPE SWAP.....and guess what you still have time to play along!!!

For this challenge, use the picture below for your inspiration.....you can celebrate the sport of football and/or take direct inspiration from the colors, patterns, etc. of the picture.....

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, November 1.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on November 2 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.
As always Linda has put together a fabulous Pinterest *END ZONE* Board for your inspiration......

Please don't forget to add your creations over to the CATERED CROP BLOG and tomorrow you can view the entire Design Teams take on this challenge!

Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend,

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Hello everyone!

I'm stopping by with a fun Halloween card that I've crafted for this weeks COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC264 colors.....

The fun tablecloth image reminded me of the Stampendous *Witch Shoes* image I've bought years ago :) .

Hope you have a chance to get inky too.....please don't forget to link your cards over to the COLOR Q BLOG!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day,

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Stampandous - M164 Witch Shoes, There She Goes - Holidays Galore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS, Black CS
Others: Green and Orange Rhinestones, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello everyone!

This week I didn't get a chance to sit down and craft, since my girls are on *Fall Break*..... just too much going on!

Anyways I wanted to make sure you check out the newest COLOR Q....we have some awesome colors for you....

Please make sure to link your projects to the CQC263 post! You can also check out all of the teams creations at this link! Wishing you a wonderful day!

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

It's COLOR Q time....

Here are this weeks CQC262 colors.....

Hope you will have a chance to get crafty with us?!? Please don't forget to check out all of the creations for this week over on the COLOR Q BLOG!!! Have a wonderful day!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU Gorgeous Grunge, MFT - MPD Winged Beauties,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, White CS
Others: Silver Pearls, 
MFT - MPD Winged Beauties Dies

Monday, October 6, 2014


Good Morning everyone!

We have a *birthday blog hop* for a super special lady....Kelley Holland, the owner of Our Daily Bread Designs!

Happy Birthday Kelley! I hope you have a fabulous day, filled with lots of laughter and wonderful memories!

With this card there was actually *NO* stamping involved! Here are the ODBD items I've used....

I used the framed sentiment from this page....

 along with the matching Exclusive ODBD Vintage Label Die

We hope you will join us in celebrating Kelley's special by hopping along?!? Here are the ladies that crafted a card for the birthday girl....

Chris * Lisa * Sandee * Grace * Wanda * Elizabeth * Robin * Paula * Linda * Angie * Cathy Dawn * Diana * Sabrina * Cheryl 

Now it's your turn...please stop by the ODBD BLOG to leave your birthday wishes for Kelley!! Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Happy October!

We have a brand new ODBD RELEASE for you.....I know you will enjoy tremendously!!! I'm excited to show off this wonderful Fall Stamp Set called - Autumn Tree.........

Here is my second idea without coloring.....

My cards were also inspired by the CATERED CROP - SEEING RED RECIPE SWAP...For this challenge we want you to use the color red somewhere in your project. Please stop by the Catered Crop Blog for more details!!!

Now on to all of the fabulous ODBD goodies I've used on my cards today....

                                                         Exclusive ODBD Doily Die

Of course as always you have a chance to win some ODBD goodies as well.....Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until October 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the ODBD Blog of the Participating Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on October 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Please don't forget to hop along in order to win.....!!! Have a fabulous day! 

Grace * Chris * Dawn * Lori * Julie * Sandee * Cathy * Paula * Lisa * Wanda Sabrina * Audrey * Angie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a great weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing!

I did do some crafting for today's COLOR Q.....

Hope you will enjoy this weeks CQC261 color palette....

As always please swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to check out the rest of the teams ideas and this weeks entries!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with the ODBD October Release post....hope to see you then!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - A Big Thank You (Limited Edition)Ink: SU Dusty Durango
Paper: Vanilla CS, Fancy Pants - Etcetera DP, My Mind's Eyes - Breeze DP   
Others: Flowers, Silver Pearls

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Hello stampin' friends!

Today, is CASE STUDY time.....and do I have a blinked up card for you....

We are featuring our final take on Debby's fabulous inspiration pieces.....

It was such a pleasure casing Debby! Even though I didn't run with her *wedding* theme, I decided to go for the colors *Red & Green*. Plus I just received my newest Papertrey Ink goodies...yeah!!!! Of course I couldn't wait to ink them up and jumped on the opportunity to start my *Christmas* card collection early!

We also have some bitter sweet news today...but I want you to jump over to the CASE STUDY BLOG to read and find out all the details!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - O'Tannenbaum and Keep it Simple - Christmas 
Ink: SU Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight, Tuxedo Memento Rich Cocoa 
Paper: White CS, Brazzill African Yellow CS  
Others: Rhinestone Mix, PTI Pure Poppy Stitched Ribbon and Button, White Scrapper's Floss

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

Are you ready for some new COLOR Q colors??? 

Here you go....these is the new CQC260 color palette....a quick card design inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #237....

For more inspiration check out the cards from the entire Design Team along with this weeks entries! We hope you'll have the chance to join in the fun?!? Don't forget to link your cards to the COLOR Q BLOG!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day....see you again on Thursday!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Boutique Borders - Father, Think Big Favorites #22 
Ink: SU Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango
Paper: White CS, Kraft, SU - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango 
Others: Silver Pearls, PTI Impression Plate

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Hello again!

Today, I'm back with my newest CASE STUDY card....

We are casing Debby's third inspiration......

I just love the funky-ness of this cool card...it's loaded with awesome details! My card is a plain version of it :) . Hope you have a chance to get your creative juices flowing :) ?!? Please link your creations over on the CASE STUDY BLOG.

My center sentiment was inspired by this weeks CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - GOOD MEDICINE....For this challenge we want you to make a little good medicine – a get well card (or care package). 

For all the details on how to play along in this challenge please stop by the CATERED CROP BLOG!!! For more inspiration please feel free to check out the fun Pinterest Board Linda has created!!! 

Okay party people...I'm taking a long weekend....preparing for an upcoming yard sale!!! See you again next Tuesday!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CQC259 HELLO.....

Howdy friends!

Can't believe that it is already mid of September!!! How can this be? Before we know it it will be Thanksgiving...crazy right???

Today, I have a new COLOR Q card for you....

Here are this weeks CQC259 colors....

Can you tell that I was inspired by the cute rain boots???

Hope you'll have a chance to give these a try? Please make sure to link your creation to the CQC259 post! Wishing you a fabulous day!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~
Stamps: Flourishes  Sets - retired 
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS
Others: Doily, SU Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Crystals, Silver Pearls, PTI Impression Plate 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

CS208 APPLES.....

Happy Thursday!

How about a new CASE STUDY with our fabulous September Muse - Debby Hughes????

Here is Debby's inspiration piece for this week...how fun and cute is this one???? I was inspired by the apple image and the burlap.

Hope you will have a chance to play along? As always please stop by the CASE STUDY BLOG for all the details, the entire teams take on Debby's inspiration photo and to link your creation!!!

Have a great day and weekend...

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: ODBD - Apples (retired)
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Kraft CS, White CS
Others: Burlap Ribbon, Red Stitched Ribbon, SU Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Crystals 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CQC258, SSSC235 WISH BIG.....

Hello everyone!

It's Tuesday and time for a new COLOR Q......

Here are this weeks CQC258 colors....

I'm also linking this card to this weeks CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - NEW AGAIN.....I dug out THIS super cute Pure Innocence image which has not been inked in a long time!!! The layout for this card was inspired by this weeks SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH #235.....

As always please don't forget to stop by the COLOR Q BLOG for all the details and don't forget to check out all of the Design Teams creations as well!!!

Have a great day and I'll be back on Thursday for a new CASE STUDY!!! See you soon....

                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: MFT - PI Because You're Special
Ink: SU White Craft, Copic Markers 
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey, leftover DP
Others: Silver Pearls