Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CQC257 HELLO....

Hello and happy Tuesday! You know what that means....it's time for a new COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC257 colors.......

My stamp room is still a complete disaster area and the closest stamps I had handy are my Flourishes Sets...I'm still heart broken that Flourishes is no longer in business :( , but at least I had the opportunity to ink up some of the images for today's card :) .

The layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #234.....

Thank you so much for stopping by again and please don't forget to check out all the details on how to play over on the COLOR Q BLOG....along with all the fabulous ideas from the team and entries for the week!!!!

Have a fabulous day! I'll be back on Thursday with a brand new CASE STUDY post!!! See you then....

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: FLOURISHES - Sweet Nature and sentiment from Dahlias Set (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Strawberry Slush DP, Dark Blue CS
Others: PTI Hawaiian Shores Stitched Ribbon, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Spellbinder Oval Circle Dies, SU Oval Punch and Silver Pearls 

Monday, September 1, 2014


Happy Monday and welcome to the ODBD SEPTEMBER RELEASE!!!

The instructions for this super cute basket can be found HERE!!!! Check out my second idea.....

Here is the combo look.....


Of course you'll also have a chance to win some goodies if you hop 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 found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Thank you so much for taking the time to hop along....good luck!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Happy Thursday and welcome to the fourth week of celebrating our CASE STUDY 4th ANNIVERSARY BLOG HOP!!! We have been featuring our former Muses and past & present Design Team gals throughout the month and finishing up this week!

The Blog Hop participants are sharing their latest inspirations and how they translate into their paper craft wonders. 

To be honest with you after I have seen the fabulous inspiration projects from the past weeks I was not sure which route to go....until this past Sunday. Unfortunately, my former co-worker lost her husband in a car accident. I was really humbled to see how strong she was throughout the funeral. I'm happy to say that she has a strong church body that is helping her through this difficult time and I know that her faith will definitely help her along the way!

Needless to say my inspiration comes from her strenght, our christian faith and the love for our Savior! I think this beautiful Psalm 28:2 reflects our love for HIM!!!

Here is the fabulous line up for this week...we hope you will take the time to visit....

                                                                Anja Curvers
                                                                Eva Dobilas
                                                                Danielle Flanders
                                                                Jill Foster
                                                                Silke Ledlow
                                                                Agnieszka MaƂyszek
                                                                Iwona Palamountain  
                                                                Julie Smith
                                                                Amy Wanford
                                                                Michelle Williams
                                                                Teneale Williams
                                                                Dawn Woleslagle

Of course you have the opportunity to win some awesome prizes as well......all you have to do is comment on all entries by this upcoming Tuesday to be eligible!!!! After you peruse all of the projects shared each week, we invite you to join the challenge and create something of your own inspired by one of the pieces of artwork.

                                                  Our generous sponsors for this week are:
                                                             Clearly Besotted Stamps
                                                                    Ellen Hutson
                                                            Waltzingmouse Stamps

Please stop by the CASE STUDY BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to link all of your entries as well!!!! Thank you so much for hopping by and good luck!!! 

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Classic White CS
Others: Silver Pearls, Flowers

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Hello and happy weekend!

Hope you have something fun planned??? It's really hot here in Georgia and it's better to stay inside :)... plus I'm still cleaning our house, since we are expecting our Germany friends to come and stay with us for a few days!

Today, I would like to show you a card I've made for the CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - MUSIC EXPRESSIONS....what better way to sing and give praises to our heavenly father!

Here is a fun Pinterest Board you can get inspired by.....

Don't forget to swing by the CATERED CROP BLOG to check out all the entries!!!! Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool :) !!!!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Vintage Cream
Paper: Classic White CS, Fancy Pants DP- Etcetera and Carta Bella DP - So Noted 
Others: Doily, Spellbinder Circle Die, White Pearls, Flourished Die, Flowers, PTI Vintage Cream Stitched Ribbon, SU Button, Cream Scrapper's Floss

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


It's Tuesday!

Which means it's time for a new COLOR Q.....

I'm in the process of decluttering my stamp room and came across this cute unused Papertrey Ink Exclusive Set from December 2013 called RUBY REPRISE - love it!

Anyways, here are the new CQC255 colors....

Please come and join in the fun!!!! All the details and the links for the rest of the team can be found over on the COLOR Q BLOG! Wishing you a fabulous day.....

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Ruby Reprise
Ink: SU Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and PTI Winter Wisteria
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Soft Sky DP
Others: Doily, Spellbinder Labels Eighteen, Pearls, PTI Winter Wisteria Ribbon, PTI Button, White Scrapper's Floss

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CQC254 FOR YOU......

Hello and happy Tuesday!

WOW, this past week just flew by.....lots going on here at the Ledlow house. With school starting and the girls trying out for their sports, it definitely was a blur. Anyways, Sarah made the Volleyball Varsity team and they played a 7 game tournament this weekend. I'm happy to tell you that her team won 5 out of the 7 games....yeah! We are so proud of them!

Hardly to believe that it is time for a brand new COLOR Q.....I dug out some of my new and old SU Stamps...hope you like it?!?

Here are the new CQC254....

Please don't forget to swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to see the rest of the teams creation along with all the entries for the week!  Wishing you a wonderful day....

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: SU Organic Grace (retired), SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Chalk Talk
Ink: Tuxedo Memento, SU Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, and Pumpkin Pie 
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Kiwi Kiss
Others: SU matching Chalk Talk Framelits, SU Witches Brew Washi Tape, SU Doily, Flourish Die, White Pearls

Thursday, August 7, 2014


Hello again!

I had some *ME* time and decided to sit down and work on my CATERED CROP card....the *recipe* for this challenge is to create a *SHAKER* card.....

I have not done a *Shaker* card in a long time, but thought the ODBD Flip Flop Fun Set and the *sand* I had leftover from one of  Mimi's school projects would work perfectly together.....

For more inspiration please check out the awesome Pinterest Board......

We hope you have a chance to join in the fun?!? Don't forget to check out the awesome entries we had so far over on the CATERED CROP BLOG and the rest of the team will reveal their cards on August 10th!

Take care and I hope too see you soon again.......

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: ODBD - Flip Flop Fun
Ink: SU Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Classic White CS, Clear CS
Other: ODBD - Flip Flop Dies, Spellbinder Rectangle Dies, PTI Canvas Impression Plate, Sand, Kraft Twine, SU Button, Silver Pearls  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new COLOR Q.......

I surely missed playing along and I'm excited to show you this weeks CQC253 combo .....

Hope you'll have a chance to play along??? Please don't forget to head on over to the COLOR Q BLOG to check out the rest of the team for their fabulous ideas!!! Have a great day and feel free to come back soon!!!

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Sketched Shapes Set
Ink: All SU colors - Early Espresso, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise, Blue Bayou (replacing Island Indigo)
Paper: Classic White CS
Others: PTI Tag Sale #3 Die, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Ribbon, SU Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls                                                                       

Friday, August 1, 2014


Hello and welcome to the ODBD August Release!!! I'm finally back and can't wait to show you the super fun sets and dies with this release.....

Here is my second card.....

Both of my cards feature the fun FLIP FLOP FUN SET......

Along with the matching FLIP FLOP DIES......


Here is how you can play along to win.....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 found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until August 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!!!

Have fun hopping along to see all of the fabulous team creations......
Julie * Cathy * Paula * Grace * Chris * Lori * Dawn * Sandee * Lisa * Angie *
Sabrina * Wanda * Audrey
 and to go shopping simply stop by the ODBD STORE!!!!

Thank you for stopping by! I'll be back next week with the new Color Q...hope to see you then!?!?
                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Others: Doily, PTI Impression Plate, SU Flower Punch, Silver Pearls, Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss

Ink: SU Real Red, SU Daffodil Delight, and SU Marina Mist, SU Black Marker
Paper: White CS
Others: Ruler, Score Board, Stylus, Silver Pearls