Thursday, February 25, 2010

Flourishes Birthday Blog - SURPRISE!!!


Happy TGIF!!! Have you seen....it's Jan Marie's  birthday!?! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!! Hope you are having a fun one!!!

Today is the second day of the Hopping Through the Decades Celebration !!!  If you missed yesterdays hop please click HERE to check it out!!! If you just came from Laura's blog then you are right on track!!!

If you followed along then I bet a lot of you have been reminiscing and having a little giggle too. Who could forget the leg warmers of the 80’s??? How about the TV shows like 90210 or the A-Team???

I chose decade *2010*....well we are only two months into it and I'm not sure how to define it since it's still in the making!?! So.... I'm running with the Vancouver Winter Olympics *wink*!!! I thought I'd give Jan Marie my *German* twist on this fabulous new Stamp Set...LOL!!! Did you see that the German Team is in second place winning Olympic Medals....see I can't lose either way...he,he,he???


Here is the card without the yummy candy........


As you can tell I designed a CAS card. I used the colors for the German flag - Red, Gold and Black. I substituted my *Gold* for Marigold Morning. The card base was scored first. Next I stamped the cake with the different colors. I finished it off with a Punched Out Flower, some Black Satin Ribbon and the sentiment is from the Taglines Set ...voila!!!

The Candy Wrappers were inked in Real Red using the Largest Cake Layer image. I used Candy Nuggets and I cut each wrapper at about 3 1/4" and adhered them with a Sticky Strip. I topped each candy with another punched out flower and added a Silver Pearl in the center. Aren't they delicious looking???

Now it's your turn - would you can like to win our new Let Them Eat Cake set drawn by artist Becky Fleck??? All you need to do is leave a little love on our designer's blogs. If you comment on all 14 posts in the hop, please go back to Flourishes Blog and leave a message saying, "I hopped through the decades with Jan Marie!" We will then randomly draw 2 names on Saturday at 12 pm CST from all those who participated. The winners will receive the *Let them Eat Cake*  Stamp Set along with some other goodies - wahoooo!!!

Since I'm last in todays hop I thought I'd list all the participants.....so you won't miss anyone :) !!! Good luck and thank you for hopping along with us!!!

Yesterday:

Cindy LawrenceJulie Koerber, Dee Jackson, Christine Okken, Maki Jones, Leslie Miller and Barbara Anders.


Today:


Dawn Burnworth, Betty Wright, Stacy Morgan, Latisha Yoast, Cindy Haffner, Laura Fredrickson and myself.

I'm also submitting this card to the Moxie Fab Challenge - Hop your way to the Olympics of Stamping.   


~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Let them Eat Cake, Taglines (Flourishes)
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Marigold Morning
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon, Scor-it, Silver Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Small Flower Punch, Candy Nuggets

104 comments:

Latisha said...

Simply stunning!! Love the little nuggets you decorated, and the flower and pearl on the card...to die for!!

Dawn B. said...

Silke this is really terrific.. I love the pop of black with the flower..Your German twist is perfect..:)

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers!!

Betty Wright said...

Silke, this is perfection with the German Olympic colors and design! LOVE it! The candy wrappers look fantastic, too! Beautifully done!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Silke! I love your Olympic/German theme! This is so fun! So classy! Love your sweet little flowered chocolates too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

such a stunning cake..wowza

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous, classic, elegant! I love the crisp black and white with the scored border and the colorful cake. This is one fabulous card, Silke!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very cool and I like the idea of the Olympics! Great job girlie.

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful CAS card with this lovely new set, Silke!! I've so enjoyed this Blog Hop!!

Sillyfilly said...

Love your card. Great color choice.

stampmonkey said...

So beautiful and elegant! The scoring is such a nice touch, and your matching chocolates look delish! I love how delicate and intricate the cake image is, and the colors you chose are a close second to red, white, and blue. ;) Great card!

momof5sons said...

Silke, it never ceases to amaze me how you find just the right balance of details to add to your cards. Love every detail that you put in and glad that you left everything else out. Sehr schoen!

erinallport said...

this is so beautiful!!!!

Barbara said...

Silke, You get a gold medal in my book, girl! This is stunning!!! Love your German colors and your CAS style. Perfection in a card.

Makiko Jones said...

Silke, absolutely gorgeous!! I love where you got your inspiration from! Your card just won a gold medal in my heart, hee hee.

Sunny said...

Oh, wow. Fab card.

acreativeneed said...

Perfect colors!! So stylish and classy, Silke!!

Sheng said...

Love your take on the decade. Lovely card.

Robbin said...

Very beautiful and elegant!!

Shirley N said...

This is sooo elegant. Just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I just love your style. Everything you make is so clean, pretty and classy!
~Carolyn

Elaine M said...

What an absolutely wonderful time this was - such memories. Silke your card is lovely! Happy Birthday Jan Marie!!

Dee Jackson said...

Gorgeous Silke!! This is so elegant yet clean and crisp!! Rock on gf!

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Thistleblue said...

Wow! this card is so pretty, very classy! Colours are beautiful. well done and thank you for sharing.

hugs
Michelle
xx

Karen W said...

Beautiful card and candy

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Absolutely stunning, kiddo! Just wanted to pop in and let you know I'm thinkin' about you! Hope you're doing OK.

Cammie said...

Simply elegant! LOVE IT!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how you used the German flag colors on this great card! And the matching candy is adorable!! Nice job my friend:)

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fabulous clean and simple design with a splash of exotic colour! The little embossed lines are a really nice touch! Warmest wishes, Lesley

LorieM (MelodyGal) said...

Ooooh. Beautiful card. Why do I always feels a shopping trip coming on after looking at your gorgeous cards!!! Love that cake!

Hope you are doing OK, Silke.

Iwona Palamountain (a.k.a. Chupa) said...

What can I say Silke... it's just stunning!!! You rock girl, you know it!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the German twist on the cake! Wonderful idea!

Anonymous said...

I love everything about this card.
Such class.
Carol Ballinger

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty, gf! Love the little black flower accents!

cANDI said...

Great card and colors! The layout is very nice too!

Andrea said...

Hallo Silke, tolle Karte. Genau richtig für die Jagd nach Medaillen. Ich bin auch im Olympiafieber.

Jessica said...

This is one classy looking card. Beautiful Job.

ashjoy said...

Wow, that is just so elegant!

Jackie said...

Beautiful card. I love the black ribbon and the scoring you added as well as the flower and pearl. Great job!

Gloria Westerman said...

I love this....your card is so pretty......and love you matching candy wrapper......job well done.....

chercroppin said...

Absolutely elegantly-beautiful Silke! Your creations always are so stunning, your images just pop-out at ya! Gorgeous colors, awesome images, and I'm so loving that black ribbon and flower!

LindaCCC said...

Very pretty. I love the extra touches of the black ribbon and the little flower on the cake.

LindaCCC said...

Very pretty. I love the extra touches of the black ribbon and the little flower on the cake.

silvia said...

Pretty card!! LOVE the chocolate wrappers!!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty and just love the colors and that flower on this cake. Thanks for the inspiring eye candy to finish this amazing hop.

Charlette Finley said...

Beautiful card the little black flower is a wonderful touch. Great job.

Cherie said...

Stunning! How elegant. I love what you did for the cake stand. This is just gorgeous! I have really enjoyed this blog hop........even if it is going to blow my craft budget! :) TFS!

stampqueen said...

Very elegant card - great colors!!!

Marisa said...

Wonderfully elegant card, Silke. Could it be one of those delicious German tortes :D

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my word, is this gorgeous or what? Those lovingly wrapped chocolates almost look too pretty to eat :D:D!!! Love those cheerful colors! Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Hugs, Sabrina

Pam Tatko said...

WOW!!! Need I say more? I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!!!! I so hope I win this set! If not, it is off to the Flourishes store to buy it for sure!

Terry said...

Silke, That's some Olympic cake card for the German metal winning efforts!
and Jan Marie's H - Bday! Such texture yet a wonderfully CAS card scoring, black ribbon to perk the wrought iron cake stand and colorful cake wowzer your card!
mt23stamper

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card . . . this set is a must have!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love your colors, but for me it's Team USA all the way, baby!

shruti said...

its stunning... love the colors.. its simply elegant...

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!!! Love how you wrapped the candies!!!

aoneofakinddesignbyrachel said...

You take my breath away with your work! Thank you for all the inspiration you give so freely!

Sandra said...

love the matching candy wrappers. great card!
Sandra

Chris Pochatek said...

This card is so beautiful. The flower & pearl addition really take the "cake"!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!!! A gorgeous and elegant card again sweetie!! I really love those score lines along the side!! Gives it such a stunning look!! Hope your weekend is great!! HUGS

Yogi said...

very nice. Yup a little difficult to design for a decade that hasn't happened yet. But what we do now is what will be in the future.

Michelle said...

So cute!!! I am hooked on the Olympics, too.

Carol said...

So stunning! I like how you wrapped the candy too! Like the simplicity of the card.

GaMtnScrap said...

Your card is fabulous! That little flower is the perfect touch. And those little candy nuggets are too cute and precious to tear open! Those little flowers are just too cute on there!!

Tish
a/k/a GaMtnScrap

Anonymous said...

Very elegant card.

Rose-Marie Gross said...

From another German girl, I Love It...thanks for sharing!

Nancy L. said...

simple and stunning!!

Sue said...

I always love your style, simple and elegant! Great job as usual.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is simply beautiful love the touch of the little flower!!!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Very elegent.

equinegold said...

And the gold winner is --- Silke! Awesome job not only with the card, but then the little chocolates as well! Just the touch to put it over the top. You are so right in making the Olympics your decade in the making. It speaks the best in the works and this stamp set is definately that with this design team! Great job everyone!

Laurie said...

Another awesome card, Silke - I'm always blown away by your creations. What a fun idea to use the Olympics as inspiration. I may have to use your idea for some cards I'm making this week. Thanks for the great sample.

Anonymous said...

Hi Silke~~
What a fantastic card! Using the 2010 Winter Olympics is a great way to remember what we have had of the first two months of 2010!

I love the elegance of the satin bow and the black flower with the pearl. This card seems like it would be a great invitation to a very fancy German party! It is "Black Tie" and there is a "Corsage!)

I love what you did with this stamp set! Beautiful!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Anonymous said...

Silke, Traci S. again!

I am so sorry. I didn't mention how wonderful I thought your party favors were! It really added some
expectation for the party! I love how detailed you are!

His,
Traci S.

jengd said...

Beautiful card! I love the black flower accent! So elegant!!

Sonya said...

Simple and Elegant. No matter the decade there is always room for simple and elegant. So bravo job well done. I LOVE your card too.

Janet L. said...

Great, great card! I love the colors and details. What an elegant card!

Angel said...

simply lovely!!!

sundayshine said...

How elegant... I love this card and the candy nuggets are adorable.

Sandie C said...

Beautiful - love the way you wrapped the nuggets to match the card.

Peggy said...

Just gorgeous!!! And a chocolate bonus!! How very clever. Thanks for sharing.

Lillian Child said...

Great choice with the Olympics just winding up this weekend. Your card is a gold medal winner for sure!

Ret said...

What a beautifully elegant card and I love the matching nuggets!

Betty said...

tough decade but a good idea to do Olympics. Love the card

Anonymous said...

Silke,
Your Olympic card scores a 10.0 and wins a gold metal! It's gorgeous.
Beth Greco

imastampin said...

I have loved this fun blog hop. All the creations are wonderful, as the stamp set is, of course.

DeniseB said...

Love this elegant card! Very pretty!
DeniseB

Louise said...

your card is tremendously beautiful!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. It's a 10! Thanks so much for sharing it. :o)Louise

leenda said...

Oooooo love the elegance of this card!

Kay's Creative Corner said...

SO Beautiful!

Karen Linarez said...

The Olympics is a fantastic idea. The colors of the flag, very creative. You can't make a mediocre card this set. Absolutely the best! I have to have it whether I win it or not! Thank you for great stuff!

Eva said...

Ohhh..this is just gorgeous!!! Love it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Exquisitely elegant my friend!!! Classic, clean and crisp and those images are to die for!!!

Anna Havanka said...

I love it Silke!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! Love this "Olympic themed" Card! Colours are sensational. Am very taken with that cute phrase stamp! I was wondering how you ever keep up with all your comments! Phew! 95 on this post alone! And ... I get bogged down reading through my 4!!!! LOL! You are one popular stamper, Silke! But ... that makes it all the more special that you manage to remember all the individuals! Lotsa hugs, Andrea (from Aus) PS ... your blog is loading beautifully now!!! Thanks for caring! xxx

Cindy Lawrence said...

Wowzers! This is STUNNING, girl! Love your German twist on it! :)

Cath said...

Hey Silke! Thanks again for entering the Olympics of Stamping Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Kristin said...

This is beyond delicious! I'm going into insulin shock! Absolutly gorgeous!!!!!

Lisa V. said...

Congratulations on a well deserved win. Your card is awesome.

Jen said...

This card is soooo gorgeous...I love it! CONGRATS on your Moxie Fab win!

Kara said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!!
Kara

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