Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Good Morning!

Oh my goodness...another week has flown by!!! I really wanted to get so much more stamping done, but I just can't get motivated....this weather - cold, warm, cold again -  is killing me! All I want to really do is cuddle up in my blanket and watch TV. I finally got my lazy fanny up and stamped a card for today's COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC281 colors.....

I was so tickled by the sweet fairies on the wind chime....and pulled out the sweet Garden Fairies Set from Flourishes.

Please swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to visit the rest of the team and all of this weeks entries!!! We hope we inspired you to play along!?!Wishing you a wonderful day and stay warm,

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Flourishes - Garden Fairies
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS, SU Wisteria Wonder,  leftover DP
Others: Ribbon, Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Piercing Tool, Circle Punch, Doily and Pearls

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Good Morning!!!

I'm stopping by with my COLOR Q card........

Here are this weeks CQC280 colors.....

My layout was inspired by the Sweet Sunday Sketch #256......

Hope you'll have a chance to play along?!? For all the details please swing by the COLOR Q BLOG...and please don't forget to check out the rest of the team!!!

Wishing you a warm and safe day,

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI Chevron Stripes and PTI Botanical Silhouettes
Ink: SU Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss, Rasperberry Ripple
Paper: White CS
Others: Ribbon, Gold Pearls

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Hello and happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a great weekend? Mine was awesome...Rebecca's volleyball team won their first *GOLD* medal...we are so proud of this team!!! Hope there are more to come ;) ?!?

Anyway, I'm stopping by with this weeks COLOR Q.....

I was so excited about the *Newsprint* on the inspiration photo below, since I've bought the PTI - Newsprint BG Stamp over a year ago and I've finally had a chance to ink it up for this card....yeah!!!

Here is this weeks CQC279 color palette.....

Please don't forget to swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to view the entire teams take on the colors and this weeks entries as well!!! Wishing you a great day...until later,

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Newsprint BG and  PTI - Birthday Classics: February plus Flourishes retired sentiment 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White CS, SU Real Red, Black CS
Others: Doily, PTI - Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, SU Heart Dies, SU Happy Heart EF, Silver Pearls, PTI Black Button, and White Scrapper's Floss

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Hello and happy Tuesday!

I have two COLOR Q cards for you today......

Here is my second card.....

Hope you are enjoying the new CQC278 colors.....

As always please stop by the COLOR Q BLOG to check out all of the teams ideas as well as all of the entries for the week!

I'm also linking my cards to this weeks Fusion Card Challenge - Heartful.....

Wishing you a fabulous day......

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Card 1:
Stamps: PTI - Hearts Print and PTI - Birthday Classics: February
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Paper: White CS, SU Melon Mambo DP
Others: SU Happy Heart Embossing Folder, PTI Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss 

Card 2:
Stamps: PTI - Hearts Print and PTI - Fillable Frames #5 
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink and Real Red
Paper: White and Real Red CS
Others: SU Basic Black Marker, Ruler 

Monday, February 2, 2015


Hello everyone!

I had some extra time today...yeah.....

and decided to play in this weeks Mojo Monday #383 Sketch....using the brand new released ODBD - Life is a Gift Set

If you missed the ODBD release yesterday...just click HERE!!! There is still time to hop along to win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!!

Have a wonderful day...and I hope you come back tomorrow for the new COLOR Q post?!?

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Hello...and welcome to the ODBD FEBRUARY RELEASE!!!

I'm over the moon with this months release, because it's featuring one of my favorites....
*SILHOUETTE* images.....I know you will love them too!!!

Here are a few cards I've crafted........

Here is the new LIFE IS A GIFT Set I have used.....

Of course you have the opportunity to hop along and win some prizes.....THREE randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 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 February 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on February 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!  

Thank you for stopping by and now it's time to hop along......

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

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Good Morning!

I'm back with a COLOR Q card.....

Here are this weeks CQC277 colors....

Hope you will have a chance to participate!?!? For more inspiration please stop by the COLOR Q BLOG to see the teams take on the colors as well as all the entries for the week!

Wishing you a fabulous week.....

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU - Lotus Blossom and Off the Grid
Ink: SU Strawberry Blush, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral and Going Gray
Paper: SU Calypso Coral, Neutral CS and leftover DP
Others: Doily, Silver Pearls

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Happy Sunday!

I'm so excited that I finally had a chance to craft a card for this month Papertrey Ink Blog Hop.....

Nicole has challenged us to.....to create a card that is as beautiful inside as it is out. Our project should incorporate some sort of hearts in the cover design to hint at what's inside.  The interior should be filled with your own heartfelt words to one of the first people you thought of when you began reading this paragraph. Tell someone how much you love them and remind them why. After you photograph your card or the blog hop, be sure to address the envelope and mail it to that special someone!  

I will definitely mail this card to my awesome hubby and I know he will love the surprise mail :) !!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today....

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Hearts Print
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI - Raspberry Fizz
Paper: White CS
Others: Scoring Tool, Envelope, 
Silver Pearls, PTI - True Black and Raspberry Fizz FeltPTI - Heart Prints Die CollectionPTI - Heart Stitches Collection

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Good Morning!

I had some spare time and figured I would play in this weeks ODBDSLC223 - Inspiration Challenge........

Here is the inspiration photo.....

I was drawn to the beautiful colors....White, Pink, Kraft....and the piano reminded me of a *Love Song* which led me to my *Valentine* theme!

Hope you will also have a chance to play this challenge...remember you could win a gift certificate!!! All of my ODBD supplies are listed below!

Thank you for taking the time to stopping by....wishing you a wonderful day...see you soon!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: ODBD - Clean Heart, and ODBD - Vintage Pattern Mini 1
Ink: SU Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Vintage Cream
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, Pretty in Pink CS, ODBD - Heart and Soul Paper CollectionOthers: ODBD - Ornate Hearts Dies, White Lace Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Button and White Scrapper's Floss

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Hello and happy Tuesday!

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

Check out the new CQC276 colors.....

The layout is from the December Retro Sketch #145. Please hop on over to the COLOR Q BLOG to view all of the design teams ideas as well as the entries for this week! Wishing you a wonderful day,

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU - Painted Petals
Ink: SU Strawberry Blush, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake
Paper: SU Coastal Cabana DP, Neutral CS
Others: Brown Checker Ribbon, SU Brown Button and White Scrapper's Floss

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Happy Thursday!

I'm stopping by with a card for Valentine....

I've bought a few Washi Tapes at Hobby Lobby & Michael's and thought they would look great together. I also had some PTI Felt Hearts leftover from previous crafting...perfect match!

I'm linking this card to this weeks Fusion - Two Hearts Challenge....

Thank you so much for stopping by....have a great day,

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Heart 2 Heart #11 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White and Black CS
Others: Silver Pearls, PTI - True Black and Raspberry Fizz Felt, PTI - Heart Prints Die Collection, PTI - Heart Stitches Collection

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Hello and happy day!

I can't believe it, but last week just flew by like that...I'm glad the girls are back to school and we are still trying to get into a routine.....believe it or not they are receiving their *Report Cards* again today!

Anyway, I'm stopping by to show you my card for today's COLOR Q.......

Here is the CQC275 color palette.....

Hope you are inspired by these fun colors...and of course we have more inspiration cards waiting for you over on the COLOR Q BLOG!!! Wishing you a wonderful week.....

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Giga Guide Lines Set
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Night of Navy and Kaisercraft Purple Ink
Paper: Neutral CS
Others: Silver Pearls

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

Hope you all had a great start back to work or school? It's nice to have my house back to myself :) ....and of course some crafting time as well!

I was so excited to ink up one of my newest goodies from Stampin' Up called "Painted Petals" and it worked just perfectly with this weeks COLOR Q........

Here is this weeks CQC274 color palette....and the layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #250.....

Hope you'll  find some time to join in the fun?!? As always please make sure to check out the rest of the team over on the COLOR Q BLOG!!! Wishing you a fabulous day....

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU - Painted Petals
Ink: SU Groovy Guava, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, 
Others: Scoring Tool, SU Rich Razzleberry Ribbon