Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy *4th of July* and some exciting news !!!

Happy Sunday and happy *4th of July* to all my American friends!!! Hope you all get to spend this awesome Independence Day with friends and family!!! 

I have some wonderful news to share today!!!  The super talented and super sweet Stacey Schafer recently invited me to be the Guest Designer for July over at her Curtain Call Color Combo Challenge
blog!!! I'm beyond thrilled that she invited me!!! Thank you Stacey!!! I truly enjoy playing along with you and your fabulous Design Team each week!!!

For this weeks Curtain Call Color Combo Challenge ~ Act 37  Stacey has come up with another fun  summery color combo. We also had to create something with a *Birthday Theme* as Stacey celebrates her birthday on July 10th!!!


Here is my take on it.....



I used the PTI Turning a New Leaf Set. The birthday sentiment is from the SU A little Birthday Cheer Set. My butterflies are from a Martha Stewart Punch. The DP in the background is from the SU Pink Flamingo Collection and of course I had to top it all off with my favorite Silver Pearls!!!

Now it's time to check out all the fabulous Curtain Call Design Team starting with
                    
           Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stampin' Stage
           Amy White ~ Devlinwhite Designs
           Andrea Roose ~ Andrea's Scrap- und Stempel Blog
           Iwona Palamountain ~ RAK's of Creativity
           Julie Smith ~ Paper and Such
           Lea Lawson ~ Lea's Cupcakes & Sunshine
           Marisa Ritzen ~ Rosemary Reflections
           Melissa Hubert ~ My Paper Obsession
           Shelley Germann ~ Stampin' Garden
           Sue Kohler ~ My Inner Reflection

Hope you have time to play along with us this week?!? All the info can be found on Stacey's blog!!!

Thank you for sharing my excitment today!!! Stay safe and enjoy your day!!! Hugs ~S~

41 comments:

marilynprestonn said...

Congrat Silke! I am not surprised that you are asked to be part of another dt, you are just so talented and sweet too. Now who wouldn't you on their team...

I love the colours and how you worked them in your card. Beautiful buterfly and nature theme. Fabulouse for a birthday of course.

Kindly, Peggy

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Silke and Congrats!!

Dawn Easton said...

Congratulations, Silke! Love this pretty card, it's beautiful! Happy 4th to you and your family!

Vicki said...

Congtats Silke, LOVE your card!!! SYUNNING!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Congrats!! Gorgeous card!!!

chilli pip said...

Congrats to you .Your cards are always so inspiring.I love this one as well

Silli said...

Congrats Silke... I am happy with you... Your card is beautiful, love the colors and the fabby butterflys...Happy sunday... HUGS

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Good grief, girl! This is stunning!!
I'm SO happy that Stacey asked you to Guest Design for July, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your amazing creations!
I hope you and yours are well. Did you get my card? You should have received it by now... I hope!
A hundred hugs xxx

Our Little Inspirations said...

COngratulations Silke! WTG! Peggy said it best in your first comment, so I'll just say ditto to that!
Your card elegantly uses these challenge colors with those pretty butterflies and beautiful blue background! Gorgeous as all of your cards are!
Have a great weekend!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

STUNNING card!!...wowie!!

HUGE CONGRATS on the guest gig!! :)

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Silke! I LOVE those butterflies! Congratulations on the Guest DT spot!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Love your card! So pretty and those butterflies are so delicate looking. Congrats on the guest DT spot.

iriseyes said...

Congratulations, Silke! Canèt wait to see your designs!
This card is so beautiful! I was waiting for my Mike's to get the MS 3 butterfly punch back in stock, but now I think I'll grab this one! Awesome!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Congrats Silke! Hope you have a great 4th! Love your use of these colors! So pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

Congrats on your guest DT gig, they are so lucky to have you! This card is so elegant, love the color combo and the butterflies are perfect.

Barbara said...

Congrats, girl!! Love this card--great take on the colors and you layout is super!

devlinwhite designs said...

Absolutely stunning Silke! I love your work and am thrilled that you will be on our design team this month - yay! Looking forward to being inspired by your fabulous creations!

Allison said...

Congratulations! This card is stunning! Can't see what else you create with them!

Amy said...

Way to go on your DT news!! That's fantastic! You sure did some amazing scissor work here on cutting out those leaves!! Beautiful card!

Lea L. said...

This is gorgeous!! Loving the butterflies, and the fabulous ribbon!! Great job with the colors, and welcome to the team for July! We are happy to have you!
♥♥♥Lea

Diane Jaquay said...

Congratulation Silke, they're lucky to have you for the month ;) And your card, OH MY, it is exquisite!!! The leaves and butterflies combined with those luscious colors and topped off with the beautiful ribbon and button, sheer perfection!!

Marisa said...

Welcome aboard, Silke :D Thrilled to have you join us (((hugs))). Giddy with glee at the thought of being on a DT with you, but also shaking in my boots because you are going to outshine me something fierce LOL! Upside, get to continue learning and being inspired by the master of white space :D

Your card is FABULOUS, Silke!! I just LOVE that PTI set and it is at the top of my wish list. May have to wait until Christmas to get it, but it will be worth the wait!!

Love the butterflies. Haven't seen that MS punch at my local Mike's so will have to keep an eye out for it as it is great! Top Note die looks fabulous as does the cut out leaf image. Perfect blend of this week's colours :D

Stacey Schafer said...

ultra gorgeous, Silke! your combination of butterlies and vines are perfect with this week's color inspiration:)

so thrilled you've joined us this month at the Curtain Call!

Nancy Riley said...

STUNNING !!!! ... Absolute Perfection!!! Silke, this is one amazing creation! Congrats on being Stacey's featured designer this month ... you're always so inspiring!

Melissa said...

Beautiful card, Silke! I am so glad that you are joining us for the WHOLE month - I ALWAYS {heart} everything you do... I'm not sure I've ever NOT liked something! And I MUST get that butterfly punch - it is FABULOUS. :)

Sue K (Australia) said...

another stunning card silke - i click on your update and WOW - WOW every card is a refreshing feast for the eyes

Julie said...

Just gorgeous Silke...love those butterflies! So glad you are the guest designer this month!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card my friend!!! I am totally loving those butterflies and those fun colors. Congratulations on your GDT gig for July.....way to go girl!! Hope all is well!! Hugs, Sabrina

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Congratulations on the new DT role Silke - you totally ROCKED this one!!! What a beautiful use of colour and I love, love, love those silver pearled butterflies!!!! Gorgeous as always my friend!!!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte, ich bin sprachlos, sowas von schön Silke.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Velta said...

Congrats on your invite Silke...It is no wonder you are asked time and again to be a GD for anyone...your creations are the bombdiggity...guess that expression is an oldy, but it still stands. Love the colors and you did an excellent job of showing them off. Hope your 4th was a blast :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats on your DT position! So well deserved - you always do such amazing work! This card is simply gorgeous - love those butterflies!

Sue Kohler said...

Welcome to the team Silke!! It is so exciting to have you on board! You have not failed to impress yet again- this is another one to add to the 'Silke file'-lol! The butterflies are a perfect addition to an elegant card! :)

Wendy J. said...

I see from all the comments that I'm not alone in my opinion of this card! It's fabulous, Silke! I really love it! Have a great week!

Makiko Jones said...

Woohoo!!! Congrats Silke!!
Your card with this week's challenge is so pretty!! I love those butterflies! Beautiful design as always!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Silke!! Love your colors and the butterflies!! Beautiful layout!!

Hope you had a good holiday my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Shelley Germann said...

Can you imagine my excitement when I read you were joining the Curtain Call this month! I'm on a DT with Silke Ledlow! Wahoo!

I'm so loving your card! I am going to dub you the "White Queen." You make everything white look soooo good! I'm curious. Is this reflect your decorating style? I can only imagine how fabulous your home is.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card here. Love the colors and the images. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

Joanne (jojot) said...

Congrats, Silke.....your clean and beautiful creations earned you 'stardom' in the stamping world...you have no idea how many you inspire.....

hugs
joanne

Diane Gilbert said...

Congrats Silke! This card is BEAUTIFUL, but then all of your creations are beautiful!! Thanks for all your inspiration!

Laurie said...

Awesome use of the color combo! You do amazing work! ;)