Thursday, April 24, 2014

CS188 THANK YOU.....

Happy Thursday!

It's our last week with our April Muse Jaclyn Miller over at the CASE STUDY.... 

Here is Jaclyn's inspiration for the CS188.......

I was inspired by the placement of the sentiment and all of the fun details she added in the center. I figured it would be a great time to use some more of my PTI goodies :). 

I also had the pleasure of trying out a brand new paper (made out of STONE) - Da Vinci Notebook from my friend Nick Romer.....check it out....HERE and HERE!!! I really like this paper, since it did not curl when I sprayed a variety of different liquid ink colors on it, plus it is super light too and so eco-friendly!

Of course you have the chance to play along again and for all the details and more inspiration feel free to swing by the CASE STUDY BLOG!!!

Have a wonderful day/weekend....I won't be back until next week!

                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: Stampin Up - Off the Grid
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Spray Ink
Paper: White CS, 
Others: Making Memories Ribbons (bottom), Stitched Ribbon, Flowers, Pearls, PTI - Thank You Die, PTI Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Corner Punch, Whole Punch

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

It's COLOR Q time.....

Here are this weeks CQC238 colors.....and the layout for my card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #342....


More inspiration and all the details on how to play along can be found on the COLOR Q BLOG! Don't forget to link your ideas as well!

Have a great day and I'll see you again on Thursday......until then!

                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: FLOURISHES - Retired Sentiment Set 
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, SU Elegant Eggplant & Daffodil Delight
Others: Scor-Buddy, Martha Stewart Doily, Circle Dies, Halfback Pearls, Flowers & Leaf

Monday, April 21, 2014


Happy Monday!

The fabulous Debbie Marcinkiewicz has invited me back to be a Guest Designer for this weeks THE SHABBY TEA ROOM - PASTEL GOODNESS ....

Here is the beautiful TSTR#215 inspiration photo.....and here is what you need to create.... *PASTEL GOODNESS* – Create a card/project inspired by the photo USING ONLY PASTEL COLORS AND INCLUDE FLOWERS & POLKA DOTS!

Please hop on over to the TSTR BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to check out the Design Teams take on the challenge!

Wishing you a fabulous new week...I'll be back tomorrow with a new COLOR Q project!!!

                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: FLOURISHES - Garden Picks (retired), PTI - Butterfly Dreams 
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers, PTI Vintage Touch - Chai Blend
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, leftover DP
Others: Scor-Buddy, Doily, Circle Die, Silver Pearls, Ribbon, Button, Kraft Scrapper's Floss

Saturday, April 19, 2014


Happy Saturday!

The weather has been cold and wet down here in Georgia. The girls have been really disappointed, since it's their Spring on the other hand I've enjoyed it, because it gave me some extra craft time :).

Anyway, I have crafted this card for the CATERED CROP - THINK GREEN RECIPE SWAP.....

Here is a beautiful Pinterest inspiration board....

And as always, please stop by the CATERED CROP BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to see all of the awesome entries that have linked up so far!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend! See you again next week.....

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~
Stamp Set: PTI -  A Big Thank You Set (Limited Edition), PTI - Autumn Abundance 
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, 
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS
Others: Martha Stewart Treat Bag, Scor-Buddy, SU Clip, SU Scallop Punch, Kraft Twine, Silver Pearls, Ribbon, SU Button, PTI Impression Rustic Burlap Die

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~