Monday, September 17, 2018

PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #336 - FAUX GILDED

Happy Monday!

I was smitten by the fabulous "faux gilded"card Laurie Schmidlin has crafted for this weeks PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #336 CHALLENGE....




I decided to use the PTI - AUTUMN PUMPKINS SET for my design. I really loved Laurie's tone on tone card and I also decided to use the Kraft CS. For the background I used the PTI - Text & Texture: Leaves Set. For adding a little bit more interest in the design I added some piercing, some splatters of black ink and some Pearls.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a fabulous new week!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

PTI - CREATE ALONG WITH US: SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you are have a great relaxing one? We are just chillin' and enjoying a few college football games on TV.

Since I'm trying to get my stamping groove back on, I decided to play along in the PTI - CREATE ALONG WITH US: SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE......



Once again, Papertrey Ink hit it out of the ballpark with their new holiday release. I love the new collection by Dawn McVey called "Sweet Stitching"....and of course all the fabulous ideas she crafted for this September Release and I chose this card to case....


I also tried to keep my card clean and simple. The PTI - Paper Clippings: Thank You Die was the perfect pick for my card, along with the PTI - Dot Spot Stamp Set....voila!

Thank you for stopping by!

                                                                     ~Hugs, Silke~

Thursday, September 13, 2018

CASE THIS SKETCH #289

Happy Day!

Gosh, I can't believe I have not stamped in almost 4 months....yikes! I had a very busy, but yet relaxing summer. Our girls are growing up way tooooo fast and I enjoyed hanging out with them. We know our days are numbered with them showing interest wanting to be with us....so I had to soak in all the time they wanted to hang out :) !!! Hard to believe...our Sarah is a Junior in her Marketing Bachelor Degree, Rebecca is a Senior in High School and Miriam is a 8th Grader this year. WOW!



Anyways, I'm a bit rusty.... and needed some serious inspiration. After looking around, I found this fun sketch by CASE THIS SKETCH #289 .....


Please make sure you stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG to check out all the wonderful creations the team has crafted...it definitely helped me to get crafty!

Wishing you a fabulous day! If you are from the "Carolina's", please stay safe and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Give Thanks
Paper: PTI - White CS
Ink: PTI - Gold Harvest, Olive Twist, Dark Chocolate and Classic Kraft
Other: PTI - Fillable Frames #1 Die, PTI - Give Thanks Dies, PTI - Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Clear Sequins

Saturday, May 19, 2018

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #86

Hello and happy weekend!

My girls are gearing towards the end of their school year and it's been just a whirlwind of events that have been keeping me busy from crafting.

I'm so excited that I finally had a chance to sit down on Thursday to craft this card for the INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #86 challenge...




Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO...



My inspiration for this card came from the feathers and the fun multicolors.

Please don't forget to stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to check out our Guest Designer for May along with our fabulous Design Team!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Stamps: Gina K. Designs - Fine Feathers and Grand Greetings Sets
Paper: GKD - White CS, Wild Dandelion CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, GKD - Grass Green, Tangerine Twist, Wild Wisteria, Faded Brick, Wild Dandelion, SU Tempting Turquoise

Saturday, May 5, 2018

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #85

Happy Day!

With a blink of an eye, it's already May...how can this be? It also means...we have a brand new INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #85 challenge waiting for you...



Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO #85...


My inspiration for this card came from the bucket of flowers.

Please don't forget to stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to check out our Guest Designer for May along with our fabulous Design Team!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Stamps: Gina K. Designs - Peony Wishes  and More Massive Messages
Paper: GKD - White CS, PTI - Pale Peony CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Other: Clear Sequins 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #84

Hello and happy weekend!

I can't believe we are nearing the end of April already...how can this be???

With that said...we have a brand new INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #84 challenge ready for you.....




Here is the fun INSPIRATION PHOTO.....


My inspiration for my card came from the overall party theme, the stars on the cake and the fun colors.

Please don't forget to stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG for all the details on how to play along and to check out our Guest Designer for April Cat Craig @ Cat Luvs Paper along with our fabulous Design Team!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Stamps: PTI - Birthday Balloon's and Birthday Strings Mini Set 
Paper: PTI - White CS, PTI - Pale Peony DP
Ink: PTI - True Black, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Amethyst Allure and Pale Peony, Copic Markers
Other: PTI - Mix & Mat Postal Die, Zig Glitter Pen

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PAPERTREY INK - TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY

Happy Day!

I took the chance to play along in the PTI - TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY  hosted by Michelle Leone.  Here is my new transformed card......




based on my older creation.....


What can I say...I love the PTI -Gran's Garden Set...my new go-to now!

I simply transformed my new card by using the True Black CS and opting for different colored flowers. I stamped a different sentiment which was heat embossed with White EP. I also framed the edges on the top cardstock with the Fresh Snow Ink and added some sparkles with the Zig Glitter Pen. Voila!

Wishing you a fabulous Day!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Gran's Garden and Penned Elegance Sets
Paper: PTI - True Black CS
Ink: PTI - Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Spring Rain,  Blueberry Sky, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Fresh Snow and Versamark
Other: PTI - Gran's Garden Dies, Clear Sequins, PTI - Hexagon Stencil Collection, White EP, Zig Glitter Pen

Monday, April 16, 2018

PAPERTREY INK - MAKE IT MONDAY #319

Hello and Happy Monday!

I'm playing along in the PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #319: GRAFFITI WORD ART.....



What a fun idea to spice up your word dies! I really enjoyed trying this technique!

For this card I used the PTI - Thick & Thin: Hello Die, the PTI - Watercolor Wonder Set and the smaller sentiment from the Heart-2-Heart #4 Mini Set.  I chose the colors PTI - Harvest Gold, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores along with True Black.  

Wishing you a fabulous new week!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, April 9, 2018

PAPERTREY - MAKE IT MONDAY #318

Happy Monday!

Of course, I had to give the  PTI - Make it Monday #318 Simple Stitched Stems a try.....




..... it was really fun to use another way of creating a focal image.

For this card I used the Bitty Button Stacks Dies for the flower petals, the leaves are from the Bunny Blessings Dies, and the sentiment is from the Ways to Say it: Thinking of You Mini Set. I also used the Mix & Mat Scalloped Dies, the DP is from the 2008 Bitty Dots Basic Collection.

Hope you have a chance to try this fun technique as well! Wishing you a fabulous new week!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, April 7, 2018

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #83

Happy Saturday! Hope you are enjoying your weekend?

I'm stopping by with a card for the INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #83.....




Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO...



The inspiration for my card came from the flower jars and the colors.

As always please stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG for all the details and the beautiful creations from the Design Team and don't forget we are featuring a new GUEST DESIGNER - Cat Craig @ Cat Luvs Paper.

Wishing you a beautiful remaining weekend! Thank you for stopping by!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU - Vivid Vases, PTI - Ways to Say: Thinking of You Mini Set
Paper: PTI - White & Kraft CS, PTI - Bright Buttercup DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Others: Silver Pearls, Button, Kraft Scrapper's Floss, SU - Banner Tripple Punch

Thursday, April 5, 2018

PAPERTREY INK - MAKE IT MONDAY #290

Hello and Happy Day!

I was in the mood for exploring some fun techniques and came across Betsy Veldman's Make It Monday #290: Combining Stenciling and Masking challenge...



It was definitely a bit tricky, but I really enjoyed making this card. If you have not tried this technique you should :) !!!

For this card, I used the PTI - Seasonal Borders: Spring Set and Dies. The framing was done with the PTI -Mix & Mat: Scallops Die. The sentiment is from the PTI - Think Big Favorites #3 Mini Set.

Wishing you a wonderful remaining day!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, April 2, 2018

PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #317

Happy Monday!

Hope you all had a very nice Easter weekend? We grilled and relaxed...my kind of weekend :) !!!

Today, I'm playing along in the PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #317 - USING OUTLINE IMAGES...




For my card, I used the PTI - Delightful Dahlia Set, Florals Sketches Set and the sentiment from the Penned Elegance Set. The colors I chose are Amethyst Allure, Lilac Grace and Golden Harvest.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous new week!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PAPERTREY INK - MAKE IT MONDAY #136

Happy Day!

I'm playing along in the  PAPERTREY INK - MAKE IT MONDAY #316......




I loved Lizzy's idea of using the Stenciled Edges technique... and I'm so glad I tried it too. It definitely added that special something to the card.

Thank you for checking out my card! Wishing you a great day,

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Gran's Garden and Penned Elegance Sets
Paper: PTI - White and Kraft CS
Ink: PTI - Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Raspberry Fizz, Scarlet Jewel, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: PTI - Gran's Garden Dies, Clear Sequins, PTI - Hexagon Stencil Collection

Saturday, March 17, 2018

ODBD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Happy Saturday!

Today I'm participating in the OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS BREADBASKET REUNION...

I'm excited to be sharing two projects using newly released products from OUR DAILY BREAD DESIGNS for their 10th Anniversary!

Here is my first card.....


Here is my second card.....


Both cards feature the brand new ODBD GOD QUOTES 2 STAMP SET 


FANCY CIRCLE DIES with matching CIRCLE DIES




Thank you so much for stopping by today!

                                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Paper:  White CS, ODBD - Heart and Soul DP Collection
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Chai Blend  Ink
Others:  ODBD - Fancy Circle Dies, ODBD - Circle Dies, Ribbon, Halfback Pearls

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #82

Hello and happy Saturday!

It's time for a brand new INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #82 challenge....





Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO #82.....


My inspiration came from the flowers and the colors. 

Please swing by the main CHALLENGE BLOG to view all the fabulous samples the team has created, along with our new monthly Guest Designer - Kelly Lunceford 

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Anniversary Set Mixed Bouquet Set
Paper:  PTI - White and Kraft CS, PTI - Green Parakeet and Bright Buttercup DP
Ink: PTI - Bright Buttercup, Green Parakeet, Lilac Grace, New Leaf, Canyon Clay, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, True Black, Berry Sorbet and Enchanted Evening
Others:  Scoring Tool, Silver Pearls, Ribbon

Saturday, March 3, 2018

INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #81

Happy weekend!

I'm stopping by with the newest INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #81 challenge...



 Here is the newest INSPIRATION PHOTO #81 .........


My inspiration came from the flowers and the colors.


Please swing by the main CHALLENGE BLOG to view all the fabulous samples the team has created, along with our new monthly Guest Designer - Kelly Lunceford

Wishing you a fabulous remaining weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Anniversary Set Mixed Bouquet Set
Paper:  PTI - White and Kraft CS
Ink: PTI - Vintage Jadeite, Green Parakeet, Mint Julep & New Leaf, Tuxedo Memento Black
Others:  Clear Sequins, Kraft Gingham Ribbon, Button, Kraft Scrapper's Floss