Monday, October 18, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and some BIRTHDAY BLOG CANDY!!!

Happy Tuesday my sweet stampin' friends!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend??? We had two Volleyball games in town and I'm beyond thrilled that we won both games...GO EAGLES!!! GSU is currently tied in 1st-place!!! Our girls are on *fall break* and I'm only working a few days this week....yeah!!! We signed Sarah and Becca up for a *Volleyball Camp*  and they are having fun!!! Mimi and I are getting to hang out for a few hours here and there without her big sisters...and she is lovin' it!!! So much going on this week...we have the *fall fair* in town and maybe we'll go there for family night tonight :) ?!?   

Anyway, today we are having a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC89 for you!!! My sweet friend Maki is hosting and she is challenging us to create a card /project were the *SENTIMENT* is the focal point!!! Hope you'll join us for this fun challenge?!?

Here is my idea.....



I inked up the beautiful sentiment from the Lily of Hope Set. Matter of fact I'll be mailing this card to my co-worker Janice. She is currently hospitalized and still waiting for a heart transplant. If you follow my blog, you know she survived two very critical surgeries this past Friday and it's truly a miracle that she is still with us!!! Her live is a real roller-coaster right now and I hope this card will bring a smile to her face!!!

For my card today I used the DP from the SU So Saffron Collection. I added some *faux stitching* to it with a White Gel Pen. The right side of my card was scored. I also scored the So Saffron CS behind the sentiment. Since I love the look of the sweet little Paper Doilies...I couldn't resist and added one in the background. I also added some Silver Pearls and some sparkly new White Prima Flowers.

Now to the fun part :) !!! My birthday is tomorrow and I decided to celebrate it with some Blog Candy!!! One lucky winner will be able to pick one Flourishes Set of their choice!!!  I will also put some extra goodies in the mail for the winner!!! Leave a comment and I will choose one lucky winner this Friday night!!!  

Please don't forget to stop by ~  Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to see their ideas on this weeks challenge!!!

Here are a few challenges that I decided to play as well:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #61 ~ Prayer card
The Shabby Tea Room ~ Inspiration Photo
Our Creative Corner ~ Embellishments..The More the Better! (Pearls, Paper Doily, Flowers, Ribbon)
Alphabet Challenge ~ Y is for Yellow
For Fun Challenge ~ Add something that has never been used before (White Prima Flowers)
Little Red Wagon #50 ~ Something old and new (DP is old, flowers are new)
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ All Things known as *Bling*
The Pixie Cottage #40 ~ Stitching
Speedy the Cat #25 ~ Stitching or *Faux Stitching*
Paper Cutz #63 ~ Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Have a wonderful day and I'll see ya soon!!! Hugs ~S~

104 comments:

Sarah Gough said...

Oh Silke, This is truly gorgeous. I know it will mean so much to your friend. Happy Birthday - hope you have a wonderful day, you deserve it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Silke just GORGEOUS!

jan farnworth said...

happy birthday and your card is eye dropping stunning very nicely done.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

STUNNING card Silke! That sentiment is lovely & those flowers are to die for! Love the shimmery sugary sprinkles on them!

JanuaryBlooms said...
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JanuaryBlooms said...

I love this! I love the simplicity, even though it has so many elements it has a very clean look. Just beautiful! and Happy Birthday!!!

Emily said...

Happy birthday, and best wishes for your friend Janice!!

Fran Ferguson said...

What a beautiful card..I am sure your friend will love it..Happy Birthday and many more to come. Many prayers for your friend. Mama Bear

Karen Giron said...

This is so stunning! Soft and beautiful! Love the yellow and white :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun when I see your gorgeous creations in our challenge!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Maureen said...

gorgeous yellow and white and all those fabulous blossoms :) happy birthday...wish big and eat lots of cake!! :D

Marisa said...

Totally gorgeous, Silke! Love the sparkle on the flowers, the scoring on the white and saffron panels, the stitching, everything!

Happy Birthday (((hugs))) and thanks for spreading the celebration with a chance to win some goodies :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I wanted to stop and comment on your ga-go gorgeous card (it truly is a masterpiece!!!), but my goodness, I would LOOOVe that candy, lol!! :D

Becky said...

Silke this is just stunning. I love this sentiment and love how you embossed this and I can not leave out how gorgeous those flowers are. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ. :)

Amanda said...

Stunning!! Absolutely Flawless!!! This is the most beautiful card I have seen all week!!
Happy Birthday, Silke :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Just wanted to stop by and say happy birthday to a very special blog friend! Hope it is a day full of wonderful surprises and special blessings! Will be praying for your friend ... and hoping that she will soon be able to have that surgery she so desperately needs! Hugs xxaxx

GAZ said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!!! Your card is fantastic and your friend will love it. Thanks for all you share.

StampOwl said...

stunning Silke, love those flowers

America said...

Pure gorgeous -GF!. I love your silver pearls signature touches!! and those sparkly flowers ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Your card is just gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Joan
MN

Dee Tollaksen said...

Gorgeous card, love the glitter on the petals! Happy Bday!

Serendipity Blog said...

such a pretty card and I love the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful encouragement that will be to your co-worker!
Hope your birthday is splendid!
Beth Greco

Dawn B. said...

Your coworker will love this.. I am sure it will brighten her day. You did a great job with this challenge.. I love all the flowers.. Have a very happy birthday.

Betty Wright said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! Your card is gorgeous as always. I am sure your coworker will appreciate it! Beautifully done! Have a Great Day and a Blessed Year!

Dawn Easton said...

Silke, this is GORGEOUS girl! Love all that white space! I'm beginning to do this a lot more often...because of you! Those flowers are beautiful too!!!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!

Emily Keaton said...

Silke, this is STUNNING!! I just love the colors, that lacy doily, and your sentiment as the focal point. Oh, and did I mention that those flowers are fabulous??? Lovely work. And Happy Birthday a day early!! I hope you have a wonderful day :)

Terri (blindstamper) said...

Your card is unbelievably beautiful! Everything about it states elegance...flowers, scoring, doilie, color scheme...spectacular. I'm sure your coworker will love it (sending positive thoughts for her).

Janet L. said...

I love your elegant card and so will your friend! The colors, flowers, scored lines and faux stitching are terrific. Happy, happy birthday!

Liz Williams said...

Happy Birthday. What a beautiful way to pass along this wonderful spiritual message.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Hey kiddo, gorgeous card. I'm sure it will cheer Janice up. Glad you are getting some Mimi and Mama time this week - what fun for you both! I, on the other hand, am spending time with a sore throat.... ;-( You already have my address, so make it easy on yourself and just send that blog candy on over...lol! Enjoy your birthday week!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Happy Birthday girly! Hope you have some FUN plans for today. :o)
Lovely card. Those flower are gorgeous.

momof5sons said...

Silke, this is simply amazing. Your stitching and scoring with the gorgeous pearls and paper that you chose are all perfect. HB to you and will keep your friend in my prayers.

Regena said...

Hi Silke..Ur card is stunning!! as usual.Hope u have a great Birthday..May God continue to bless u with health and happiness..thanks for offering us blog candy Hugs Regena

Karen McAlpine said...

Happy Birthday. Love the Flourishes Design Team Challenge card. Beautiful scoring and the doily is a great accent!

Debbie said...

This is SIMPLY STUNNING, Silke! So soft and lovely ... I {heart} those glittered flowers!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

PS - this card would fit my doilie challenge at Simple Treasures and I'm giving away a $200 blog candy package also -- both to celebrate my blog's 2nd birthday. Both contests expire at midnight tonight!

Dani said...

I love your card and I know your co-worker will too! What a sweet thing t do!

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is as wonderful as you are!!!

Blessings!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Absolutely stunning girl! Love those glittered flowers, a fabulous design!

Kim said...

How soft and comforting! Absolutely gorgeous, every detail! Happy Birthday to you!!!

Maggie said...

I can spot your cards right away. You're style is one in a million. Love the way you use color and make it look so simple. Of course it's not really. Love your card today and thanks for the chance to win such yummy candy!

Gizgad said...

what a beautiful card! I know your co-worker will love the card & she is in my prayers. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a great day tomorrow!

Nancy L. said...

Happy birthday Silke!! You always have amazing creations for us!!

Joanne Travis said...

Happy Birthday, Silke!!
Your card is so gorgeous in every elegant detail. I especially love the sugared roses.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Grace said...

Oh this is gorgeous Silke! I love your flowers and the scoring... gorgeous layout! Hope you have a very happy birthday gf!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Vicki Wizniuk said...

So pretty! Happiest of Birthday wishes to you!

Rose said...

Your card is STUNNING, your friend will be touched by the time you took to make this beautiful card for her. Having just spent 10 days int he hospital with my sister, I know she'll love being able to look at your card and just think of something beautiful and the dear friend that made it for her. She will be in my prayers.

Joni Parker said...

I will add your friend Janice to my prayer list. She will be certain to get a lift from your GORGEOUS card!! So beautiful!! Happy Birthday!!! Your Blog Candy sounds like fun!!! Thanks for joining our Yellow challenge at Alphabet Challenge blog.

Alaine said...

First - Happy Birthday!!!

Second - I was going to leave a comment anyway because OMG this is GORGEOUS!!!!! My jaw hit the floor when I saw it. Will definitely have to return to it for inspiration.

Pattie said...

What a gorgeuous card Silke! I love everything about it and I love how you use color too!

Happy Birthday to you and thank you for my birthday wishes and all the sweet comments you leave too!
Have a great day tomorrow and thanks for a chance to win some goodies!

Hugs,
Pattie

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Silke this is soooooooo gorgeous & elegant!! I'm always inspired by your works of art!! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again next challenge!

Darlene
The Sisterhood

Bastelfrosch said...

Oh silke, this card is a dream! Wonderful!!!
Annette

catherinedewaal said...

This card is amazing! It is so beautiful and hopefully make your friend feel better. Love your blog and all your wonderful creations. Thanks for sharing!

Beate said...

Silke, this looks incredible!
Hugs and smiles

Crystal said...

Silke oh my goodness is this ever sooooooo gorgeous, I LOVE those primas this whole design is amazing!!! You always AWWWW me girl! Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear Silke!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!! I sound so much better on the cpu..LOL!! Hope you have a wonderful special day sweetie!

Rebecca Johnson said...

Totally awesome card. Just beautiful. The special touches are exemplary.
I'm sending the two of you Peace and my prayers.
Becky Johnson

Sadilla said...

HI
That's look great!! It is so smart and refined... simply gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful card at The Pixie Cottage!
Hugs
Sadia

Lavonne said...

those flowers are so gorgeous! and happy birthday to you!

Makiko Jones said...

Wow!!!! Super gorgeous, Silke!! Those flowers are so beautiful and just perfect for the wonderful sentiment. I'm sure your friend will cry!!

Lynn McAuley said...

What beautiful work with this frosty roses!! Such a gorgeous card!!

Thank you so much, Silke, for sharing this exquisite card with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stitching challenge!!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Silke! Have a great day! :)

Patti J said...

Well, Happy Birthday Silke! I hope that your day is fun-filled, and that you enjoy too many blessings to even count! Now...excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor...Your card just knocked me off my feet! Another gorgeous creation! Love everything about it! Thank you for sharing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week - hope to see you back next week!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! I'm sure everyone above have said it all! But I must say this!! Beautiful, stunning and so very elegant all in one.!!!

Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Silke, love the yellow and white colors.
Happy Birthday to you ...

Tanya R said...

What an amazing card. Love all the layers and the stitching. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs
Tanya

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Happy Birthday! Love your blog and all your projects. I think that about sums it up!

Chria R. from Iowa

Rema Timm said...

Beautiful card. Have a fabulous birthday....

Our Little Inspirations said...

Have a wonderful and happy birthday girlfriend! This card is just gorgeous, and I LOVE those flowers!!

Monique said...

So elegant and Beautiful Silke... Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and thank you so much for the chance to win!! Cheers :)

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow, Silke!! Your card are always gorgeous, but this one is exceptionally so!!! Happy Birthday! Hugs, Val

PatS said...

Happy Birthday, Silke. I love the details of your card. Your designs are so inspiring.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

This is so beautiful! Truly a labor of love....I'm sure your friend will love it!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Happy Birthday, each one is a treasure. Your card is simply beautiful as always such a perfect fit for the occasion. Prayers for your friend's recovery. Thanks for the inspirations.

Adrina said...

Beautiful card. I love the frosty touch on the flowers!!
Thanks for playing at The Pixie Cottage.
Hugs Adrina

Marie Swan said...

Happy Birthday, Enjoy your day. Just want to say...I don't know if I come to your blog for the designs, oh so lovely, or the photograpy, artistic! Both or just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Michelle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I love this card. All the texture and glitter make it a feast for the eyes and the flowers...sigh! Just beautiful!

jdmommy said...

These colors are awesome together!! Your cards are always so beautiful, but thos one is something really special, my friend!! TFS!

Anke said...

Liebe Silke,

ich bin zwar einen Tag zu spät, aber trotzdem möchte ich Dir noch alles Liebe und Gute zu Deinem Geburtstag wünschen. Mögen alle Deine Träume in Erfüllung gehen !!!

Dann bist Du also auch eine Waage, das ist ja schön, hihi ...

Und nun zu Deiner Karte, ich habe sie gesehen und der erste Gedanke war: ZAUBERHAFT !!!

Herzliche Grüße
aus Deutschland
von Anke

Deloris said...

Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

Thanks so much for the chance to win the great blog candy!

connys blog said...

Hallo Silke,
heute darf ich dir ja zu deinem Geburtstag gratulieren: Happy birthday to you !!! Mögen alle deine Wünsche und Träume in Erfüllung gehen.
Deine Karten sind traumhaft schön, du verstehst es "einfache" weiße Karten in kleine Kunstwerke zu verwandeln. Beneidenswert. Zu Deiner heutigen Karte fehlen einem einfach die Worte, sooo schön ist die.
LG Conny

Amy said...

Hey girly! Happy Birthday! You are such an inspiration to me and so many others.....this beauty you shared with us today is just one example! I love how you incorporated so many details on one card and so many challenges! Way to go!

Pattie said...

I know I said it already, but GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - love the design!!!
Happy Birthday!!! Its my BD this week too - 29 and holding.......

BusyBeeStampin said...

Elegant card and your co-worker will truly enjoy it. Hope your birthday was fun!
~Penny~

Kathy Mc said...

First of all, Happy Belated Birthday, Silke! Your card is absolutely stunning and should give your dear friend a BIG lift. Best of luck to her. Your work is fantabulous (is that a word?)! Thanks for the chance to win your birthday blog candy!

Beth Anne Vella said...

Happy Birthday! May you enjoy all of God's blessings this year! I always love your projects and have admired the Flourishes stamps but have yet to purchase any myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy.

Sandra said...

Wow!!! This card is sooooo beautiful!!! I love your clean style and the color matches you create!

Congrats for all your work!

xxx

Bonnie said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love everything about this card. I'm sure your friend's spirits will lift immediately upon seeing this card and sentiment. By the way, Happy Birthday to you.

Peggy said...

Beautiful card! Your co-worker will love the card. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a great day tomorrow! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Noora said...

Happy belated Birthday Silke, the card is true beauty! I am so sure that your co-worker will love it! love your style and your creativity!

Maureen Morton said...

Happy Day! Your blog is such an inspiration - love to check in every day or two. This card is stunning!

Terri E. said...

What a stunner and Happy Birthday!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - a belated happy Birthday to you! What a fabulous card - I love the colours and the sentiment, doily, flowers - I love it all! Your cards are always so polished and full of heart!! Love it! Thank you for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week, we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Lovely Linda said...

Thanks too for the opportunity to play for your YUMBLY Candy - who doesn't love Flourishes stamps! {{{hugs}}}

Peggy Lee said...

Happy Birthday Silke.

I always love your cards. Your blog is listed in my favorites and I visit often. I love this card.

Liliana said...

Happy Birthday Silke - hope you had a wonderful day! Your card is so beautiful, as always. TFS. Blessings.

Kary said...

Your card is awesome!! I love the details on it, the embossing, the layers and of course the flowers.

Diane Gilbert said...

WOW, Silke this is GORGEOUS!!!!
LOVE all the embellishments! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Silke! It will no doubt bring smiles to Janice.. Hope you had a fabulous birthday.. HUGS!!

Claire Langan said...

Perfect! This is yet another amazing masterpiece from Silke!

Barbara said...

Simply gorgeous, gf!

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STUNNING artwork!

Newbie said...

A GORGEOUS, stunning, awesome card! Its absoutely beautiful in every way! By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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