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'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 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

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Hello stampin' friends!!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far? I'm recuperating from a stomach issue, but happy to say that I'm feeling much better!

I've been meaning to tell you about the current CATERED CROP - NEW AGAIN RECIPE SWAP....

For this challenge just raid your paper stash for anything you think needs a resurgence....don’t limit yourself - just grab anything from your stash that you think might feel a little neglected and give it some new-found love!!!

I decided to dig out some of my SU Silver Label Holder from way back, along with a retired Flourishes Set and some retired SU Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Paper and Design Paper. 

  • 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, September 13. 
  • In honor of the Splitcoast Stampers thread that started this all you can also upload your project to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery with the keyword *NEWAGAIN*. 
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments. 
  • Check back with us on September 14 to see if you've won an opportunity to be a guest designer. 
  • Our fabulous designers will be back TOMORROW - Sunday, September 7, with their creations. Please don't forget to swing by the CATERED CROP BLOG to see them!!!! 
Here’s a Pinterest Board of suggestions for supplies and tools that might need some new found love: Everything Old is New Again....... 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday! Until then..

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, September 4, 2014


Hello and welcome to today's CASE STUDY!!!

Thank you to everyone that took the time to play along in last months Anniversary Blog Hop! Hope you all enjoyed the fabulous inspirations along the way?!? Don't forget to check out if you won some goodies?!!?

We have a brand new September Muse - DEBBY HUGHES.....and I know you must be equally excited to be able to case her!!! We are showcasing this beauty today....

I absolutely love Debby's clean lines and designs....and of course I didn't want to take away from those elements when I created my card. Hope you like it too?!?

As always please view the CASE STUDY BLOG for all the details, DT cards and how to link your own creations!

Have a great day and I'll hope to see you soon again.....

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: Papertrey Ink - Gladiolus Set
Ink: SU White Craft, Copic Markers 
Paper: Classic White CS, Vellum
Others: Silver Pearls, White Embossing Powder, PTI - Thank You Die,  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CQC257 HELLO....

Hello and happy Tuesday! You know what that'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