Thursday, April 17, 2014


Hello and happy Thursday!

We are having a new CASE STUDY to show you today.....

Here is Jaclyn's new inspiration piece to case....

.....and it also goes hand in hand with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Confetti Crush....

I was torn on which route to go with Jaclyn's fun inspiration photo, since I was in need of a few more *Easter* goodies for my girls. So I was excited that I came up with this yummy treat bag. Thank goodness I had to show off this bag...or otherwise I would have eaten all of the M&M...wink!

Please don't forget to check out all the details on how to play along over on the CASE STUDY BLOG.  Of course you don't want to miss all of the fabulous samples from the Design Team, our April Muse Jaclyn Miller along with our  April Guest Designer Catherine Pooler.....

How about signing up to become Case Study Design Team Member can read all about it HERE!!!!

Have a wonderful day and I'll be back soon with my Catered Crop idea for the THINK GREEN RECIPE SWAP!

                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: FLOURISHES - retired Easter Set
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, SU Lavender Lace
Paper: White CS, Kraft Tag Label (Michael's)
Others: PTI Bag, Circle Die, Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss and yummy M&M's

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? Ours was nerve wrecking....Rebecca had her Volleyball Championship Tournament in Charleston, SC. The team started out great, but somehow lost their drive along the way...which was kinda upsetting when you know they could have done better...oh well! 

Overall the team had a great season and we can definitely be proud of them! They have all grown so much in the past few months. Bexi is still taking some specialty classes to improve her *Outside Hitter* position....and we are looking forward to seeing where next years tryouts will take her. Sarah has her championship game the end of this month and then I'm/we are taking a volleyball break :). Thank goodness my girls have *Spring Break* this week so we can all take it easy!!!

Anyway, I'm excited to show you this weeks COLOR Q #237 colors.....along with the Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #119....


We hope you will have a chance to play along and as always, please feel free to hop on over to the COLOR Q BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to see all of this weeks ideas from the entire team! Have a great day....I'll be back on Thursday!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: MFT - MPD Winged Beauties
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper: White CS, MME - Happy Day Collection, Teresa Collins - Far Away
Others: MFT - MPD Winged Beauties Dies, Silver Pearls

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Happy Thursday!

Are you ready for a new CASE STUDY???

Our April Muse -  Jaclyn Miller's has another awesome inspiration card for you this week......

I really like all the fabulous details Jaclyn has added to her card....and since I was a little time pressed I kept my layout *clean & simple* :) !!!

Please don't forget to swing by the CASE STUDY BLOG for all the details and of course to see all the beautiful sample the team has created along with our April Muse Jaclyn and Guest Designer Catherine Pooler........or hop one straight to their blogs......
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your upcoming weekend!!! I'll try to be back soon.....

                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Think Big Favorites #14
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper: White CS, SU Calypso Coral
Others: Scor-Buddy, Halfback Pearls and Prima Flowers

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Hello and happy new week!

Hope you all had a great weekend? Ours was busy....and exciting :) !!! Keep reading and you can see some pictures of my girls below....but first I need to keep you posted on this weeks COLOR Q.....

Here are this weeks CQC236 colors.....please don't forget to swing by the COLOR Q BLOG for all of this weeks entries and the inspiration samples from the Design Team....

As promised here are the newest updates on my girls....first you all know my two oldest are playing Club Volleyball and Rebecca's team has done really great this season. This past weekend they had a tournament in Spartanburg, SC and they placed second in their age group......we are so proud of the entire team!

Sarah had an exciting evening Saturday night being the *Reigning Princess* of her High School Pageant....

Mimi was a good girl and enjoyed hanging out with me and all the pretty girls at the pageant :).

Thank you for stopping by and for letting me share my ideas and family!!! Hope you'll stop by again on Thursday for the Case Study Challenge.....see you then!

                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Happiness In Bloom and PTI - Women of Life (sentiment)
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, SU Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Peach Parfait 
Paper: White CS, left over Echo Park DP, SU Cool Caribbean CS
Others: PTI Tag Sale #10 Die, PTI - Linen Impression Folder, Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss, Pearls

Saturday, April 5, 2014


Hello and happy weekend!

I'm back with the CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP ~ PUT A BIRD ON IT......bring out the chickens, ducks, owls, eagles, just their feathers or eggs, or even NBA star Larry Bird, and show us how everything is magically better with a bird on it....

For more inspiration check out this Pinterest Board....

Of course you still have time to play so join in the fun.....please swing by the CATERED CROP BLOG for all the details.

Have a wonderful weekend! I'll be back n Tuesday for the new Color Q....see you then!!!

                                                            Hugs,  ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Merry Little Christmas and PTI - Bird Watching Set
Ink: Tuxedo Rich Cocoa, SU Colors
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS
Others: Ribbon, Button and Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new CASE STUDY.....

We are excited to introduce our new APRIL MUSE - JACLYN MILLER!!! Here is Jaclyn's first inspiration for this week....

I was drawn to the *CAS* design on Jaclyn's card and continued the simplicity on mine!

Now it's your turn....please link your entries to this weeks CS185 and of course you can see all of the teams ideas on the main CASE STUDY BLOG as well or simply hop on over to their blogs....don't forget to check out our April Guest Designer - Catherine Pooler  along with the rest of the Design team.....
Have a wonderful day and enjoy your upcoming weekend!!! I'll try to be back soon.....

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~
Stamp Set: Flourishes - retired Sets
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS
Others: N/A

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Hello stampin' friends and welcome to the ODBD April Release!

Sorry I have been MIA for a few days. Life has been busy....Sarah and Rebecca have been playing in Club Volleyball Tournaments. Needless to say, between school, practices and traveling to the tournaments, our weekdays and weekends have been flying by! Unfortunately we also had a death in our family and had to bury my husbands uncle last Monday. I've been trying to play catch up on my DT assignments for the last few days and I'm excited to show off the newest cards for the ODBD April Release today! Here is my first sample....

Here is my second idea......

Of course you have a chance to win some goodies for hopping along......THREE winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a
$15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps.  You have until April 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on April 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Before I let you hop along I'm excited to show you a BONUS CARD........ 

I've created my *Bonus* card for this weeks COLOR Q can check out all the details one the main Color Q Blog....

Here are some of the newest ODBD April goodies I have used (mainly on my first and second card including the dies and quote on my third card).....

Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the team.......

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

Thank you so much for stopping by....enjoy your day!!!

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, March 21, 2014


Happy TGIF!

Hope you are having some awesome weather in your forecast this weekend??? It's hard to believe that it is *officially* Spring already...yeah! 

Did I mention that I'm sooooooo ready for some nice weather :) ?!? Which leads me to the Catered Crop Recipe Challenge - SPRING FEVER....

Here is how you can play along....simply create a project with the colors, holidays (like St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and Easter), or themes (butterflies, flowers, rain, bunnies . . . ) of Spring and come join our party.

- 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, March 29. Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
- Check back with us on March 30 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.

Don't forget to link your card to the SPRING FEVER post over on the CATERED CROP BLOG!!!!

Have a fabulous weekend! I'll be back next week......

                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: 
MFT - PI Blooming Good Day
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS
Others: Doily, PTI Ribbon & Button, Silver Pearls, SU Punch, White Scrapper's Floss, PTI Impression Plate 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

CS183 PRAISE....

Hello everyone!

Today I'm excited to share my card for this weeks CASE STUDY.....

Here is the third inspiration card from our March Muse Joni Nina Andaya....

I was definitely inspired by all the flowers around Joni's beautiful card and I wanted to create something similar. Everything came together fairly quickly, since I still had the newly release ODBD 6th Anniversary - Scripture Collection 13 Set on my desk and figured it would be perfect for the center of my card. I simply ran the Oval Spellbinder Die through my Big Shot Machine and embossed it with the Dotted Embossing Folder. Next I centered the Bible Verse, added the ZVA Pearls and added the Flowers...viola!!!

As always please don't forget to link your entries to the CS183 post and please don't forget to check out our March Guest Designers Sarah Gough and Katie Lorenzini....along with the rest of the Design team.....

Have a wonderful day and enjoy your upcoming weekend!!! I'll try to be back soon.....

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: ODBD - Scripture Collection 13
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper: White CS
Others: Spellbinder Oval Die, Cuttlebug Dotted EF, ZVA Pearls, Flowers