Monday, August 29, 2011

FTTC133 Let's play B-I-N-G-O....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and got spared by the hurrican that blasted up the east coast??? My thoughts and prayers are with the people that got hit and are trying to survive right now!

I have the pleasure of hosting this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC133. I really enjoy playing lots of challenges and one of them is *BINGO*, so I thought we'll try this here at Flourishes this week! I hope you all come out and play along with us.?!?

Please follow the *Bingo rules* ~ select 3 items that are in a straight line, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use these on your card/ project. Please mention which row you chose to play!


Here is my idea....



My *Bingo choice* was the first row sideways ~ Prima Flowers, Piercing and Shaped Card! I used the Spellbinder Curved Rectangle Die for my card. I don't know about you but every time I see this sweet Bee My Honey Set it puts a BIG smile on my face :) ...and I just had to ink it up!!! I used Momento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ RV00, RV02, RV04, BV00, V15, YR11, G21, G24, YR07, E15, E17 and Y15.  Next I added the Doily, Ribbon, Button with matching Scrapper's Floss, the Prima Flowers, Silver Pearls and not to forget the *piercing* on the bottom.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team and see what Bingo items they used ~ CindyHeather, Maki, TammyBeate, and our mega talented August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Hope we have inspired you to play along? Have fun and I'm looking forward to your ideas....!!!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~ 


Shabby Tea Room #77 ~ Birthstone (mine is Rose)
Card Makin' Mama #27 ~ Pink
Truly Scrumptious #64 ~ Rock up Pink
Totally Gorjuss #95 ~ As you like it!
Oh la la #87 ~ No Backing Paper

Saturday, August 27, 2011

ODBDSLC74 The Son....

Happy weekend everyone!

I'm really excited about this weekend....Volleyball season has started and GSU has their first home games..YEAH!!!

Today, I'm sharing a card that I made for this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC74.
Chris is challenging us to add *DOILIES* to our creations....got to love that one :) !!!

Here is my idea....



I used two different ODBD Sets ~ Fancy Labels and The Lord has Risen. The DP is from Webster. I *ink and edge distressed* the DP. Next I added a Doily, the PTI Ribbon and matching Button, the Silver Pearls and the Prima Flowers.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the team ~ Sabrina, Francie, Chris, Lori and Pat.

Have a fabulous weekend,

                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges:
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment #35 ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #51 ~ Anything Goes
Stamp R Us ~ Anything Goes
AiFactory ~ Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy -  Anything Goes
CASE Study Challenge ~ Signature Style 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FTTC132 All things....

Happy Tuesday!

Hope you are having a great start into this new week? I can't believe it's almost the end of the month again....yikes! I must admit I'm ready for some cooler weather :)  and I'm looking forward to September!!!

Believe it or not, it's also time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC132. Cindy is hosting and she has challenged us to create a card with a *SENTIMENT OR VERSE* as a focal point.

Here is my idea....



I went with the beautiful Country Charm Labels Set and the verse is from the Hearts & Flowers Set. The Sketch was inspired by Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday #25 and the colors are again from the CR84FN36 combo.

I decided to add some Corrugated Kraft Box in the background and *ink distressed* the edges with White Ink. Following the Sketch I added a Doily and some Prima Flowers. Next I embellished the card with some Yellow Rhinestone Brads, Chocolate Kaiser Pearls, some Yellow/White Gingham Ribbon., a Button with Brown Scrapper's Floss.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ CindyHeather, Maki, TammyBettyBeate, and our awesome August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Hope we have inspired to play along??? Can't wait to see your ideas :) !!!

Have a fabulous day and week...I'll see ya soon!!!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more fun challenges I linked my card too:
Thrilling Thursday ~ Anything Goes
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #53 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journal #17 ~ Anything Goes
StampInsanity #73 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment #35 ~ Anything Goes
Design to Delight ~ Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #51 ~ Anything Goes
Stamp R Us ~ Anything Goes
Delight 2 Design ~ Anything Goes
Simply Create #50 ~ Time to Distress (Ink)
Stampin'B's #124 ~ Distressing
Allsorts #117 ~ You've been Framed!
CropStop #33 ~ Pearls
Bearly Mine #17 ~ Bring on the Bling
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Where is the Metal?
Fussy and Fancy #43 ~ Use a Lot
Allsorts #117 ~ You've been framed
Challenge up your life #50 ~ No Pattern Paper
Paper Sundaes #83 ~ Sundae Bar ( Button, Green (leaves), Twine)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

CTD155, ODBDSLC73 It's a Sketch

Hello again!

This is my second post today....

This card is for this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC73. Chris provided a sketch for us to try and I hope you'll have time to play along?


Here is my take on it.....



I decided to ink up my new goodies from the brand new released Scripture Series 2 and Scrolly Borders Sets (you can also buy them as a bundle). My color inspiration came from this weeks CTD155....loved combining these fun colors.


Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Sabrina, Francie, Chris, Lori and Pat.

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see ya soon!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~ 


Here are a few more challenges:
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Anything Go's
Paper Playtime #53 ~ Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journal #17 ~ Anything Goes
StampInsanity #73 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment #35 ~ Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine #17 ~ Bring on the Bling
Simon Says ~ Show Some Bling
Allsorts #117 ~ You've been framed

Friday, August 19, 2011

C4C101 Be still....

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you are having some fun plans???

I have two posts today, so make sure to come back in the morning for another challenge
card :) !!!

My first post is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C101. We have a fabulous sponsor....
FLOURISHES IS IN THE  HOUSE!!! We are giving away two gorgeous stamp sets if you decide to play along in this weeks challenge!!! Make sure to swing by the C4C Blog to see the fabbo creations the *Crazies* have created as well as the sets you can win!!!

This week we are playing *BINGO*.....you need to select 3 items that are in a straight line, either horizontal, vertical or diagonal and use these on your card/ project.

Here is my take on it.....



I chose the Buttons, Die Cuts and Flowers. The Flourishes Set is called Lenten Rose. I inked the image  in Memento Black and colored it with Copic Markers ~ B0000, BV000, B00, B02, Y15, Y21, YG11, G21, G24, R0000, RV000, R00, R23, R81. I layered the image onto a Scalloped Rectangle Spellbinder Die. The DP is from my old SU stash. I added a punched out MS Border on the bottom and embellished it with some Silver Pearls. I also added some scoring in the background, White SU Ribbon, White Cotton Trim, and two SU Buttons. The card was finished off with the punched out sentiment...voila!

Hope you will come and play along with us???? Have a wonderful weekend and make sure to come back soon......

                                                                    Hugs ~Silke~

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FTTC131 Thank you....

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC131. This week Heather is our hostess and she has cooked up a recipe for us to try ~ the *color pink, 1 button, ribbon, and lace* on your creation. Sounds fun right??? Hope you'll come out and play with us?!?

Here is my idea....



My inspiration started with the awesome layout from the Card Patterns Sketch #128. To compliment the Sketch I decided to use the Many Sentiments Set. I'm also entering this card into this weeks Moxie Fab World ~ Girly & Gutsy.


The DP, punched out Scallop Border, Ribbon and matching Button are from SU. I also added some Lace Trim, a Flower, a Fancy Flourish and some Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to check out all the beautiful ideas the rest of the team had ~ CindyHeather, Maki, TammyBettyBeate, and our August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by....have a wonderful week!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges:
Simon Says Stamp ~ Show Some Bling
Papertake Weekly ~ Recipe (Free, Ribbon, Lace)
Crafty Ann's #47 ~ Scallops and/or Fancy Borders
AiFactory ~ Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal ~ Anything Goes
Paper Playtime #53 ~ Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday ~ Anything Goes

Monday, August 15, 2011

ODBD Anniversary *Special Editon*....CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy Monday my sweet stampin' friends!!!

Hope you all had a fabbo weekend??? Ours was very relaxing!!!

Today,  I'm excited to share a card I made with the brand new Our Daily Bread Designs release, the customer favorites Scripture Series 2!!! As part of our third year anniversary celebration, customers submitted their favorite Scriptures that they would like to use on a card, and after much thought the winners were chosen and made into this *Special Edition* Set.

Here was my idea.....



My inspiration for this card came from two different places.....the Sketch is from my friend Iwona's Sketchbook Challenge and the colors are from my friend Mona's CR84FN36 color combo. Got to love those ladies :) !!!


To see the full release, as well as samples made by the winners of the contest whose verses were chosen, and to hear their stories of why they chose the verse they did, please visit the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog!!! 

Also, the Design Team has created samples for your inspiration with these Scriptures. See the links below!!!

There are THREE $20 GIFT CERTIFICATES hidden along the way, so be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on this Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2012 over at the ODBD Blog!!!

ODBD, Sabrina, Fran, Lisa, Becca, Angie, Sandee, Dawn, Connie, Marie, Grace, Lori, Chris, Julie, Debi, Gemiel, Patter and Pat.

Thank you so much for stopping by....have fun checking out all the ideas everyone had!!!

                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, August 13, 2011

ODBDSLC72, C4C100 Thank you....

Happy weekend you all!

Can you believe we have reached almost the mid of the month again??? How can this be....??? Since it's Saturday again, I have the pleasure of showing you a new card!!! This weeks Crazy 4 Challenges is celebrating their 100th Challenge...yeah...and we are challenging you to *Monochromatic Coloring*.
Make sure to swing by the  C4C Blog to read all about this challenge and to see all the beautiful designs the *Crazies* have waiting for you.

Next, is this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC72....we want you to *ADD A TAG*. We don't want to see just a tag, we want to see a tag added to your card or 3D project.



I inked up a new set that I received a couple of days ago....the beautiful Serve the Lord. Of course I used the matching Crocheted Circle Die with it :) !!! The image itself was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YR0000, E25, E27. My corrugated background was *edge distressed* with a White Ink Pad. The rest of my card was embellished with a tag, ribbon, bling, antique brad and the sentiment.

Hope you have a chance to join us for this weeks challenges?!? For more inspiration please stop by the rest of the ODBD team ~ Sabrina, Francie, Chris, Lori and Pat.

Have a wonderful weekend,

                                                        HUGS,  ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges: Lollipop Crafts #43 ~ Monochromatic
Pollycraft Monday #105 ~ Recycle (corrugated box)
Incy Wincy #106 ~ Something old/new (old: Ribbon, new: Stamp Set)
Blog-A-Doodle ~  Recipe (Ribbon, Die/Punch/Pearls)
Fussy and Fancy ~ Use a Lot! 
Speedy the Cat #68 ~ Distressing  
AiFactory ~ Anything Goes
Catch a Bug ~ Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It's a Scavenger Hop.....CHECK IT OUT!!!


Happy Wednesday everyone!

This noon time challenge will have you going on a bit of a hunt and that’s why we are calling this our Scavenger Hop! We have 8 designers that feature a different *ingredient* on their card and that you will need to include on your challenge creation...so hop along and find all the goodies!

If this is your first stop on the Scavenger Hop, be sure to take a trip back to the Flourishes blog to start the hop at the beginning. If you came from Stacy's blog than you are right on track!!!


Of course all the designers today have the pleasure of showing you a *sneak peek* of the new Hollyhocks Set that will be available with this months release!!! The image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~  G21, G24, YG11, RV00, RV000, RV02 and Y15. Next I embellished my card with some Design Paper, a doily, some edge distressing, some White Seam Binding Ribbon, a Antique Brad,  Silver Pearls and some Glitter

Now it's time to hop on over to Tammy’s blog for your next clue :) !!!  Have fun and good luck on finding the *ingredients*!!!


HERE IS HOW YOU CAN PLAY ALONG:

Simply hop on over to all 8 blogs, pick up your 8 clues/recipe for your card, create and when you are done, link up here on the Flourishes blog!

Entries need to be in by Friday, August 12th by 5 PM EST.

Those that use Flourishes stamps will be counted twice for their entries.

You must link your creation to the Flourishes Scaveger Hop post using our inlinkz widget in order to qualify.

You must have a link to our challenge in your blog or gallery post.

Please DO NOT combine challenges, while we love challenge chasers, we want to give those that follow the rules a chance at a prize valued at more than $60.

If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword FLLCAUG11A.


                                                          Have fun! Hugs, Silke

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FTTC130 It's getting fruity around here...LOL!!!

Howdy friends!

Can't believe another week has just flown by.....and it's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC130. Tammy is our hostess and has challenged us to get fruity...LOL!!! Please use *images or paper with fruit* in your design!



With today's challenge we have the pleasure of *sneak peeking* a fun set for this month release. The sweet set we are featuring is called Wild for Watermelon. Isn't it delicious??? As you can tell I opted for a CAS design....I stamped the images in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with these Copic Markers ~ YG11, G24, R24, R32, YR000, YR01 and Colorless Blender. The background was embossed with the PTI Linen Impression Plate. Next I finished the card off with some matching Ribbon, Scrapper's Floss, Button and Silver Pearls

Please make sure to hop on over to the rest of the team for some fabbo ideas ~ CindyHeather, Maki, TammyBettyBeate, Cindy L., Christine, Stacy and our August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by...I'll see you again tomorrow with a fun post....see ya then!

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

C4C99, ODBDSLC71 Sewn with Love.....

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you are having some fun plans??? It's super hot here in the South and I think I will stamp my little heart out today, since it's impossible to be outside!!! I hate to say it but I'm ready for some cooler temps...LOL!!!

I'm happy to be on my *regular* stampin' schedule again with the Crazy 4 Challenges and the ODBD Shining Light Challenge. I surely missed hanging out with all my friends!!!

My card today, features both challenges....first the C4C99 ~ Create a *Shaped Card*. Second, the ODBDSLC71 ~ *Notions or think Seamstress*. Think seamstress (stitching, buttons, seam binding, pins etc.) You can create any project you like as long as it follows the theme. Adding only Ribbons, lace or lace or ribbon bows does not count.



I decided to use the Spellbinder Dies ~ Label 18Standard LG Circle and Blossom for my design. The beautiful quote is from the brand spankin' new August Release Set called ~ Sewn with Love. I added some *faux stitching* to my Kraft CS using a White Gel Pen. Next I embellished my card with some Lace Trim, the Red/White Gingham Ribbon, a Button with some Scrapper's Floss, a Flower Button with a Silver Pearl, some Prima Flowers and the two Heart Pins.

Hope you have a chance to join us for this weeks challenges??? For more inspiration please stop by the rest of the ODBD team ~ Sabrina, Francie, Chris, Lori and Pat. Please make sure to stop by the C4C Blog for all the fun shaped cards the *Crazies* made.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!  Have a fabulous weekend and stay cool :) !!!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:
Pattie's Creation #27 ~ Faux Stitching
Delightful Challenges ~ Faux Stitching
Speedy the Cat ~ Anything but a standard card
Scrap-Creations ~ Buttons and Bows
Truly Scrumptious #62 ~ Buttons and Bows
Allsort #115 ~ Make it Red  
Inspire Me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Pixie Dust #86 ~ Anything Goes
AiFactory ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get it ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #69 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #46 ~ Anything Goes
WoodWare USA #37 ~ Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy ~ Anything Goes 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's a Case Study.....check it out!!!

Happy Thursday!

As promised I have a card for you today. I'm helping my sweet friend Iwona celebrate the 1st Anniversary of her Case Study Challenge Blog. We have a fun blog hop for you and you don't want to miss it.....!!!
If you came here from the upper talented Sarah Martina Parker you are right on track, if not, please start at the Case Study Blog!!!

The challenge for this hop was to CASE one of the Case Study Design Team members and I chose my sweet blogging friend Andrea Ewen...got to love this girl and her cards :) !!! I have to be fair...I really adore all of the ladies on the team and I wish I'd have more time to case them all!!!

HERE is a link to Andrea's card.......isn't it gorgeous???


Here is my cased version..........



I really liked all the fabbo details Andrea used on her card like, piercing, a doily, flowers, pearls and I had to add them to my card as well. Here are the new items I added.....the brand spankin' new quote from the ODBD Set called Sewn with Love, some Webster Design Paper, some White Seam Binding Ribbon I won not to long ago :) , Spellbinder Die Label 18 and the SU Antique Brad. Before I forget, I changed the colors to this weeks CR84FN35.


Okay you all...it's time to move on to my sweet blogging friend in Australia ~  Sue Kohler!!!

Thank you so much for hoppin' my way...I'll be back on Saturday with a new card...see you then!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~  

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FTTC129 Flowers, Flowers everywhere....

Happy Tuesday you all!

I'm one happy camper, because my girls are finally back to school...YEAH! I love having my life back and I'm glad my girls are back to a structured scheduled...LOL! I'm also continuing my regular stampin' schedule for C4C and ODBD. I also excited showing off another card on Thursday...so stay tuned!!!

Today, I'm back with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC129. Betty is our hostess and she is challenging to create a card/project with your*FAVORITE FLOWERS* or *FLOWER*.

Here are my ideas.....



For my first card I used the beautiful Zinnias Set. My flower image was inked in Memento London Fog and colored with these Copic Markers ~ BV000, BV00, V15, C2, YG11, G21, G24 and RV000. As you can tell I added some scoring in the background. My inspiration for this card came from the awesome Paper Players Sketch #57 and the colors are from the CR84FN35 combo....did someone say lavender :) ...yeah?!?
                                              
 











             To compliment the sketch I added the PTI Edge Collection #2. Some Lavender Moon Ribbon, a Button, Silver Pearls and some matching Scrapper's Floss.

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Next is my card for this weeks Card Pattern Sketch #126 and you guessed it right I had to use the CR84FN35 colors again...did I mention I really like them...LOL?!?


Here is my take on it......................  



For this card I used the beautiful sentiment from the Zinnias Set...can you tell this Set has it all...beautiful flowers and quotes!!!  I added some scoring in the background and embellished the card with some fabbo Flowers, Design Paper, Spellbinder Die, Silver PearlsLavender Moon Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss, a punched out MS Flower BorderButterfly.

Okay you all, now it's time to check out all the ideas the the team had  ~  CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Please also help us welcome our newest team member Beate and our new August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Thank you for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to showing you a new card on Thursday...see ya then.....

                                                                 Hugs ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:
Bring Back Beautiful ~ The Beauty of CAS
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Get Your Bling On
Stamp Insanity #70 ~ Favorite Color (Lavender/Purple)
Kaboodle Doodles #78 ~ In the Garden
PaperPlay #30 ~ In the Garden
Sentimental Sunday #66 ~ It's a Garden
Stamptacular Sunday #122 ~ Friends are Heaven Sent
Stampin' Bee's #121 ~ Make a card usign Ribbon
Truly Scrumptious #62 ~ Buttons annd Bows
Phindy's Place #66 ~ Delightful Diecut
Allsorts ~ Free and Easy
Sew Many #62 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel #14 ~ Anything Goes