Thursday, August 19, 2010

Moxie Fab, CTD106, Home Tweet Home and more.....

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

Hope you are having a fabulous week so far??? For me the week has just flown by....!!! Not sure if I mentioned something before, but I'm actually trying to go back to work!!! I've been a SAHM for over 13 years now and it is time for me to create *my own* little independence again, plus I have to start paying for my own *little* stampin' addiction...LOL!!! Anyway, yesterday I did something I have not done in over 18 years...I had a *job interview*....I know it's crazy...LOL!!! I was pretty nervous and I had no idea *what* to expect!!! Not sure how it went, but I guess I'll find out soon....wish me luck :) !!!

Today I've been surfing blog land a bit and found a few challenges I wanted to play along with. I actually have two cards for you. First up, is my idea for the Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday Challenge.




The layout was inspired by the Fussy and Fancy Sketch #17 A. The colors also match the CTD106.





The sweet image and sentiment is from PTI Bird Watching Set....I think this is my second favorite PTI Set :) !!! The image itself was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers. I finally had a change to add some fun clouds to my card....using the PTI Cloud Dies. The DP is from the SU Soft Sky Collection. The big Kraft CS circle was cut out with my Cricut Machine and the White CS panel was scored. The card was finished up with some awesome Brown Crochet Ribbon, matching Brown Buttons and some Silver Pearls.

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My second card was inspired by my sweet friend Mercy.....she always has some fabbo Sketches going on and this layout is from this weeks MTSC87. The colors are from this weeks Curtain Call Act #43.






I must admit, these colors were harder to combined than I first thought...LOL...but after all I like how this card turned out!!! Here is my idea................



The flower image is from the SU Watercolor Trio Set. The Design Paper is from the SU Kiwi Kiss and the Tangerine Tango Collection. I scored the left side of the White CS panel and finished the card off with some Pacific Point Ribbon, the MS Butterfly Punch as well as some of my favorite Silver Pearls.

Have a wonderful evening and thank you for stopping by!!! I'll be back on Saturday for the C4C Challenge....see you then!!! Hugs ~S~

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hallo Silke, viel Glück bei der Jobsuche und Grüße aus Michigan,
Katja

StampOwl said...

fabulous cards Silke

Ange Kelly said...

wow! gorgeous cards. I just love checking your blog, it always has awsome inspiration!

joyce rodli said...

these are lovely Silke, Happy happies.

Jessie/knightrone said...

I love the clouds on the first one, and the second one is so pretty!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous cards Silke! I love the lil' bird houses & the fluffy clouds on the first & the pretty orange flowers & butterfly on the second! :) TFS

Crystal (mom4cuties) said...

congrats on your interview and I am crossing my fingers that everything works out well. Both cards are just gorgeous!!

jovialjudi said...

Your Number 1 fan checking in! You never ever have a card I don`t just love Silke! Good luck on the job hunt but I don`t think you will need it! Hugs, Judi

Diane Jaquay said...

Both of these are beautiful Silke; I particularly adore the 2nd one (love those colors). I wish you luck with your job hunt. I've been home for 17 years now and I dread the thought of trying to get back into the work force, yikes!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Gorgeous cards created from so much inspiration! Just beautiful Silke!
Congrats on entering the work force again and good luck with the job possibility! I hope it's something you'll really enjoy doing!! Keepin' finners crossed for you :)

Maureen Morton said...

What lovely cards - I love your "fresh" style! I have been following your blog for several months - thanks for sharing!

Cindy Haffner said...

Both are GORGEOUS!!

Betty Wright said...

Hope you get the job! These are fabulous and beautifully done, Silke! Lovely cards!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These are both fabulous, Silke! Good luck with "finding your own independence".. Hugs!

Laurie said...

Both cards are gorgeous! I love your take on the trigger tues! Beautiful!

Wanda Cullen said...

Working will definitely put a crimp in your hobby time, but the extra money is always great for buying new toys - LOL! Your cards are both lovely...you've never made a bad card! :-)

Basement Stamper said...

Good luck with your job interviews! I love the cards, but the first one is my *favorite*. I love the 3 little accents in the left hand corner and the pp clouds. Very cute!

Anke said...

Liebe Silke,

ich wünsche Dir viel Glück und Erfolg bei Deiner Jobsuche.

Deine beiden Karten schauen traumhaft schön aus, beide gefallen mir wahnsinnig gut.

Lieben Dank auch für Deinen so lieben Kommentar, ich bin ganz gerührt.

Herzliche Grüße aus Deutschland und ein wunderschönes Wochenende
wünscht Dir
Anke

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

well done, love the clouds on the first one and I think you've done a great job with the colors on the second one.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW - it's a double scoop of Silke goodness today!!! The first one is awesome with the funky clouds and super cute image and the second is just gorgeous - wonderful colours and love the way you did your main panel (and of course all the silver pearl detailing!!!). {hugs}

velta said...

Oh my dear sweet friend...I am SO thinking about you and a prayer is coming your way about the job deal. Your creations this time are my usual "favorites" There are times that I think you can do no wrong when it comes to your creativity. Thank you for sharing your inspiration Silke...and as far as the job hunt. I SO wish you luck !!!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is lovely Silke! Another great creation with lovely silver pearls. :-) You've got me hooked too. I'll be thinking about you and your job search!
Beth Greco

Amy Johnson said...

What adorable cards! I love the dp clouds in the first one. Good luck with your job search. I can definately relate. I was a Stay at home mom for 20 years and just went back to work 1 1/2 ago. It was the best decision I ever made. I love working and I love my job!

Crystal said...

WOOOWEEEE Silke I LOVE both of these creations...I love the sweet scene you created for the first one, the lace, those clouds, everything is FABULOUS!!!! EEEEEK and I LOVE the colors on the second one..Have I told you before you totally rock gf....teeehee!!!! AMAZING work Silke!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous designs, Silke...I love your take on the Moxie Fab trigger....the stamps are sooo cute and I just love those clouds!!! The colors and sketch on the second card are beautiful and you have added such lovely details!!!! You always do such awesome work....hugs!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Silke. Love the colors, the circle elements... and your scoring! :o)

*Vicki* said...

Such gorgeous cards hun!! WOW!! Your attention to the layouts and details are awesome! :)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Girl, you are on a roll!!! Both of your cards are absolutely breathtaking......LOVE them!! Hugs, Sabrina

Marisa said...

Two fabulous cards, Silke! Love the second one with that fabulous set :D Great use of this week's Curtain Call colours and Mercy's sketch.

What field of work are you looking into? Best of luck with the job hunt. The more interview you do the better you'll feel about them. Heck, be the end I was asking the interviewer questions LOL! Keep us posted!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Now wait just a minute....you can't go gettin' a job....then you won't be able to come see us up here in Hotlanta!! You make sure you can get an occasional Friday off, K? Good luck with it!

FAB cards, gf. Love both of these and your FTTC card, too. I wish I had time to play along...;-(

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Lol, I don't believe you saying that the CC colours were awkward at first... your card looks like you've always been a fan of this combo! :D
ALWAYS a pleasure to stop by, my friend! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week! xxx

Sue Kohler said...

You have rocked these challenges Silke, you alway whip up something gorgeous!! Good luck with the job, I sure you impressed them in the interview, they would be lucky to have you on board!! thanks for sharing at Curtain Call again this week! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

TOTAL gorgeousness, Silke! Thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Goodness, I LOVE those fun clouds and the crochet lace wrapped around a circle on the first one....and you KNOW I'm lovin' the second one with the butterfly! :)

Andrea said...

Silke, die Karte ist so bezaubernd geworden. Ich liebe dieses Stempelset. Die Farben passen super dazu. Ich wünsche Dir einen schöne kommende Woche. LG Andrea

Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Silke! I love that first one especially!

Cath said...

Hey Silke! What a gorgeous approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Debbie said...

Adorable card for the F&F challenge this week .. thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

Lynne Phelps said...

Silke, I love both of your projects! Those striped blue clouds against the kraft really send me. The warm colors and beautiful flowers on the second one are fabulous, and the blinged up butterfly is perfect! Do you know I have that flower set and have yet to get it inky? Shame on me!

I have a question for you. I just bought that Martha Stewart butterfly punch and I have a terrible time getting it to punch all the way. I squeeze and squeeze but it may or may not punch all the way through. Is there a trick to this punch, or did I get a lemon that I need to return?

Thanks, LOVE your work! Lynne in Perry

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love all the tiny but special details ... those little punched shapes with the pearls are gorgeous! Perfect ... as always, Silke! Hugs Andrea xx

Juanita said...

Great cards, love your take on our sketch. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.