Saturday, February 28, 2009

OCC, IC169 Thinking of You....


Hello everyone!!!

Today is a very special day - my oldest daughter Sarah is turning 11 years young!!! I have to admit I'm freaking out a little bit, because she will be in *Middle School* this fall!!! It all has gone by so fast....my husband I were talking about her *first* day in Preschool just the other day.....how can this all happen so fast...???

Sorry - I know you didn't stop by to hear me whine - LOL!!! On a happy note, I'm taking my *birthday girl* shopping today....she has outgrown a lot of her cloth and it's time for a new spring wardrobe!!!

Anyway - here is what's going on with the OCC Challenge - Laurie as challenged us to another fab Sketch of hers!!! I love Sketches!!! For all the awesome Samples and more info please visit the OCC blog!!! If you follow Laurie's blog you know that sweet little Ali had to undergo a biopsy on a tumor in her brain this past week. I made this card especially for Ali today!!!

I only had time to make one card so I combined the Inspiration Challenge #169 and the OCC Sketch!!! Did you see the fabulous Designer Store??? All I can say is WOW!!! I have chosen this beautiful plaque.

I used the gorgeous new *Thoughts & Prayers* Set from SU - the little flowers in the plaque reminded me of this image. I think this is the my favorite Set out of the new Catalog!!! I used this color combo - Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze and Old Olive!!!

I used my little Cameo Coral Ink Spot on the flowers and the Old Olive Marker on the leaves. I used the large oval and scalloped Nestie for the centerpiece. I dressed the little flowers with small Pearls and I also placed a bigger Pearl in the center of the Designer Button from the Button Bouquet Collection. The side panel was punched out with Scalloped Edge Punch. I added a thin Baja Breeze CS on top and pierced it.

Here is a direct link to all the OCC ladies - Amy, Cindy, Dawn, Jennifer, Julee, Laurie, Lori, Lynda, Jackie and Kim.

Hope you have a chance to play along??? Have a great weekend!!!

40 comments:

Yvonne said...

My gosh, Silke, your cards are so beautiful!!! Love the crisp colours, and they are so wonderfully put together!!!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Allison said...

This is so beautiful! That colour combo is stunning on this card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Stunning Silke!!!!!!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Happy birthday to Sarah!!

Dawn Easton said...

Silke, this is gorgeous!! Love the framed flowers...so pretty!
Hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!!

Pat S. said...

WOW, Silke! This card is simply stunning...simple and stunning! Love it!

America said...

Oh Silke, I love the simple elegance that make your cards so unique and beautiful like this. TFS

Jackie Pedro said...

Silke, I just love your card!! It's so beautiful!

Happy Birthday to Sarah!! It's okay to freak out!! LOL! I'll be doing that next month when my oldest turns 10!! How fast the time goes!!!

Sara said...

Jaw-dropping gorgeous Silke! I love everything you've done here. I'll have to make time to try this sketch.

Jan Castle said...

Appropriate for any reason...lovely card!
Jan

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous, Silke. Love the pop of colors with all that white space! Just like a breath of fresh air! Have a great weekend and happy birthday to your DD.

Simone said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!
Your card is really gorgeous, Silke!!! The style is minimalist, but SO FABULOUS!!!
Simone

Christi said...

This is gorgeous! Happy birthday to your DD!

tatesal said...

MOST doing good things.MOST Profosyonel Cards...Very glad to see you...WİTH MY LOVE

Stephanie Hargis said...

Aw Silke! You can whine about your daughter growing up all you want! :D Tell her Happy Birthday! Anyway, this card is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it!

((hugs))

Stamp and Smile said...

Just so sweet and springy Silke! I love the colors with the white background... Just FABALICIOUS girly! The Thoughts and Prayers set is perfect for this card!

Happy Birthday to your daughter Sarah!! :)

Denise said...

I can't believe how fast the years go by~ hope your daughter has a wonderful day! This card is just stunning, I love the colors, they just pop right off the white :)

Lisa Brown said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah! Beautiful card, Silke!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

i {heart} papers said...

Beautiful!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Silke...this is just beautiful! I so love this set. Great layout and color and I love the little button too!

Ifat Art said...

Wow, Silke...
That card is so elegant. Just beautiful...

Thanks for sharing.
IfatArt

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the white and the beautiful detailing!

Lynda Benden said...

This is SO pretty Silke! The simplicity and little details are stunning!

I know what you mean about your babies getting older, it's sad...I get all emotional when I scrap the pictures now!!! LOL!!! I hope you had fun shopping!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Silke :) Your card is beautiful! Ali is going to LOVE your cards! You did an awesome job with the sketch and the color challenge!!

I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday!

Jennifer :)

MakiJo said...

Please tell Sarah "Happy Birthday!!" from me and my DD Kimberly.
She is only 1 month older than Sarah and she is my oldest. I have a lot of same joys and whines you've been through, lol.
I hope you guys had a fun shopping day!!

I love this clean gorgeous card!! The colors are just gorgeous!! I had to try next time :) TFS~

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!

My sweet girl just turned 12, they grow up so fast! The teen years are too close. :)

lakind said...

I saw this on SCS yesterday and was WOWed again by your creation! This is so pretty and you are so thoughtful to send it to someone who needs something pretty to brighten their day. I hope you are rewarded for your generosity ten-fold! Beautifully done!

NancyS said...

Omigosh, Silke, this is simply divine and elegant! Your daughter is going to LOVE it. You're exactly right...the time goes SO FAST. I have twin sons who will be 40 this year. I can't believe it because I try to forget I'm over 40! TFS.

Patti J said...

This was one of my favorite samples from the OCC page! Your work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Hope you survived your daughter's 11th birthday! Enjoy these days - all too soon, your youngest will be TWENTY EIGHT!!! lol

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Silke, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Oh my!

Pam Varnell said...

Oh Silke this is gorgeous. It looks so soft.

I love the new look of your blog and the new picture of you. Girlfriend you are gorgeous!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh my goodness! Silke! That is SO gorgeous! You have such an elegant touch with every card you make!!
Happy B-Day to your DD! :) ((HUGS)) for you!! :)

Carolyn King said...

wow...this is gorgeous!!! love the tiny pearl accents...stunning!

Cindy Major said...

So very elegant! Love your choice of colours, too!

Cindy

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

One word B-E-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!
I have one going into Middle School this Fall too!! Yikes!!

I'll add Ali to my prayers!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

*sigh*...I could seriously look at this card all day!!! The colors, your sketch, and all the wonderful details are so elegant and beautiful!! You amaze me regularly!!

Jerri Kay said...

Stunning Silke, absolutely stunning!

Linda Bandow said...

Absolutely perfect....I'm green with envy....actually I wish I had your talent.

parttimestamper said...

I loved this card the minute I saw it - last Friday the day my mother was admitted to the hospital.

I virtually copied it (I used white 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon instead of the baja breeze strip and used a Kiwi Kiss button instead of the blue). I wish I had even a tiny bit of your talent.