Saturday, August 24, 2019


HELLO friends!

Long time no see...and write! Hate to say it, but I had NO mojo or desire to stamp. Life also got in the way!!!

So much has happened and I'm not gonna bore you with the details...nevertheless, I enjoyed my last summer with my girls - Sarah (College Senior) & Rebecca (College Freshman) before they are heading back to college and work again....our Mimi is in her second week of HS Freshman's just crazy!

My fingers have been itchy this week and I started following the fabulous Betsy Veldman and her brand new blog and store - THE GREETERY. Before I knew it I ordered 3/4 of her August Release Collection...LOL!!! Talking about excitement....I ordered twice ...LOL!!!

Anyways, unfortunately my order won't be here for a few days, but I loved all the fabulous jar creations I saw on her blog....I just had to make a card....

I used some of my older PTI stamps plus dies - Just the Jar: Pint Set, Beautiful Berries: Spring Set and Friendship Jar Flowers Set. The sentiment is from the Color Pop Butterflies Set.

I really had fun making this card and I can't wait to get my new stamps from "The Greetery"!!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope to see you soon again! ~SL~

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Happy Wednesday!

I was in need of a birthday card...

My card is featuring the PTI - Birthday Balloons Set and the matching PTI - Birthday Strings Mini Set. The vibrant colors are - Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup, and Hawaiian Shore along with Raspberry Fizz,  Summer Sunrise and Tropical Teal. For the backround framing I used the Bright Buttercup CS. At last I added the "stamped stars" with the same main colors and added some Gold Sequins.

Wishing you a fabulous day!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Hello and happy Sunday evening!

I had some time to play along in the newest PTI - WIN IT WEDNESDAY challenge hosted by one of my favorite designers Laurie Schmidlin.....

Like Laurie, my favorites are also the PTI floral sets...and I just had to ink up the beautiful PTI - Farmer's Market Florals Set, along with the matching dies. The DP is from the PTI - Bitty Big: True Black Collection. The sentiment is from the PTI - Twig Wreath Set. For the final touches I added the PTI - Raspberry Fizz Ribbon and some Gold Halfback Pearls...voila!

Wishing you a fabulous start into the new week!

                                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Friday, January 25, 2019


Happy Friday!

Today, I have a card for the SIMON SAYS - HAVE A HEART - WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE ....

Unfortunately,  I don't own a "Heart" image or set from Simon Says, so I used the an older PTI - Happy Hearts Set. The sentiment is from the PTI - You are loved Mini Set, (it's no longer available). I used several different red hues for the hearts and finished it off with some Ice Crystal Sequins.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

                                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, January 24, 2019


Happy Thursday!

I'm playing along in this weeks PTI - TRANSFORMATION TUESDAY hosted by the super talented Laurie Schmidlin.

Here is my new card......

based off of this card....

I started with a different background technique using Alcohol Inks instead of Water Colors. The framing was cut with the new PTI - Bold Borders:Arabesque Die. I also switched up the flower arrangement with the PTI - Farmer's Market Florals Set. The new sentiment is from the PTI - Sentiment Staples: Congratulations Mini Set.

Wishing you a fabulous day!

                                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, January 12, 2019


Hello again!

Here is my card for THE CARD CONCEPT #106 - PINK PARTY....


For this card I inked up the PTI - Farmer's Market Florals Set...along with the matching dies. The DP is from the PTI - Bitty Big: True Black Collection. I added some extra interest with the PTI - To The Point Edgers Die....and finished it off with some Gold Halfback Pearls...voila!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!

                                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, January 11, 2019



I crafted a card for the COLOR THROWDOWN #525......

applying these fun CTD525 colors....

I've been itching to ink up the super cute PTI -  Paws & Kisses Set...along with the matching dies. The Black/White DP is from Reverse Confetti - Fright Night Collection.

Wishing you a great weekend....

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


Hello and Happy NEW YEAR!!!

I can't believe I have not posted anything in sooooo long!!! This past holiday season was a busy one. Everyday something else prevented me from crafting. Finally we are back to normal and my girls are back in school...yeah! It's good to be back :)

I stumbled up on the PTI - Make it Monday #347 - Winter Watercolor challenge and figured I'd give it a try......

Inking the watercolor paper up was really fun, I forgot how many looks you can accomplish.

For the card base I used the Blueberry Sky CS. I also used it for the sky along with, Spring Rain,  Enchanted Evening, Lovely Lady. For the trees and reindeer I used Bright Buttercup, Rip Avocado, Olive Twist, New Leaf and True Black.

The trees and reindeer are from the Make It Market Kit - Wonderland.  The stars are from the Star Scribbles Set. The sentiment is from the Penned Elegance: Christmas Set.

At last I added some White Acrylic Paint and Glitter to finish off my card...voila! Wishing you a fabulous week!

                                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Happy Day!

Today, I'm playing along with the PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #341 - PAINTED BRUSHSTROCK BACKGROUNDS ......which is hosted by the fabulous Dawn McVey.

I started out with brushstrocking my base with the Zig Kuretake Gansai Color Set.

Next I dried the cardbase and cut out the frame by using the PTI - Mix & Mat: Postal Die. The sunflowers and sentiment are from the beautiful PTI Anniversary Set called Painted Petals (no longer available). To finish it all off ...I added some Clear Sequins...voila!

Wishing you all a fabulous new week!

                                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Hello and happy Sunday!

After a turbulent weather day yesterday...including tornado warnings all around us I had to calm myself down with crafting. A few days ago I came across THE CARD CONCEPT #99 challenge...

Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO.......

I knew I wanted to ink up my beautiful PTI Anniversary Set called Painted Petals (no longer available).  I used the matching dies to cut out the flowers and leaves. The sentiment is from the PTI - Penned Elegance Set. For the background I opted for the PTI - Diamonds Stencil. The frame is from the PTI - Cover Plate: Pretty Frame Die. I finished it off with some Clear Sequins.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Monday, October 8, 2018



We had some house trouble this past week that kept me from stamping...but happy to say it's been taken care of!

I was totally itching to get my fingers inky I participate in this weeks PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #339 - PATTERNED FRAMES....

If you have as many frame dies than I do, you should definitely consider play is the CHALLENGE BLOG. Wishing you a fabulous week and happy stamping!

Supply List:
Stamps: PTI - Holiday Greens and PTI - Penned Elegance: Christmas Set
Paper: Kraft CS, White CS, Pure Poppy DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI - Dark Chocolate, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise 
Other: PTI - Holdiday Greens Dies, PTI - Cover Plate: Pretty Frame Die,  PTI - Center Style: Masucline Die, Zig Glitter Pen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Hello and happy day!

I'm participating in this month PTI - SEPTEMBER BLOG HOP INSPIRATION....


My inspiration came from the overall "Thanksgiving" theme, the pumpkin color and the leaves. 

I kept my card clean and simple using the PTI - Text & Texture: Leaves Stamp Set, along with sentiment from the PTI - Autumn Pumpkins Set. I also incorporated the simple leaf from the Leaf Prints Set and matching die. I simply finished it off by adding some Gold Pearls on both sides...voila!

Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, September 24, 2018


Hello and happy Monday!

Todau, I'm playing once again in the PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #337 - PACKAGING WITH PRINTED PAPER.....

Melissa Phillips always has the cutest gift ideas and wrapping. With "Halloween" right around the corner I figured I'd craft something along those lines.

I used the sweet "Frankenstein" face and "Hugs" tag from the Halloween Hugs Mini Kit. The treat bag itself is from the Favor it Box 2 Die using the Amethyst Allure Design Paper for my base.  I decorated the bag with the "Spider Web" Corner Adorner from the August I bedazzled it with lots of Black Glitter, plus I added some Ribbon and a tiny Clothes Pin.

Hope you have a chance to play along? Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 17, 2018


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


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


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 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 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


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...


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