Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FTTC146 Just for You.....

Happy Tuesday!!!

Time is flying by fast and it’s time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – FTTC146. Cindy is our hostess and she has challenged us to a *RECIPE*….please use a flower, tag and ribbon on your creations.

Here is my idea….



My inspiration for this card came from the The Paper Player Sketch #74 layout.


The image is from the A Season of Celebrations Set and I stamped it onto a PTI Tag Sale 1 Die. Next, I colored the image with these Copic MarkersB91, B93. The fabbo DP on my card is from the BoBunny Snowfall Collection. I finished the card off with these embellishments - large Brown Striped Ribbon, a matching Brown Button, some Gold Cord, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Prima Flowers and some Gold Pearls.

Please make sure to swing by the rest of the team ~ Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate, Mona and our November Guest Designer Miriam Napier.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you get a chance to play along with us?!?




                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, November 26, 2011

C4C115, ODBDSLC86 Christmas Joy....

Happy Saturday!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving??? We sure did! I'm enjoying my last few days off and I decided to make this a short post.

My card today is for the ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC86. The challenge this week is a *RECIPE* ~ Ribbon, Lace, Glitter with Anything ODBD!!! Please make sure to stop by the ODBD blog for all the details and cards from the rest of the team.

As always I tried to combine my card with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C115. The theme is to add some sort of *SNOW* on your card! Don't forget to swing by the C4C blog to see all the ideas the *Crazies* had!!!



I found this beautiful BoBunny Design Paper called *Snowfall* and added it to my card. I stamped the image from the Fancy Labels first and added the Bible Verse is from the Christmas Verses Set. Next I added the Lace Ribbon, the yummy Brown Satin Ribbon, a Button, some Gold Cord and the Brown Pearls.

Now it's your turn...have fun crafting!

                                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

FTTC145 Joy is in the Air.....

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Are you excited about Thanksgiving??? We are....we'll be celebrate with some friends and family we have not seen in forever! I have been backing some yummy German Apple Cakes and cookies :) !!! This year I'm way ahead of my Christmas shopping and I don't have to battle the crowd on Black Friday...okay maybe I will...just for the thrill...LOL!?!?

Anyway, since it's Tuesday, we have a fun new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC145 for you. Heather is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to a very fun theme to try..... *DRYER SHEET TECHNIQUE* or use *ANY HOUSEHOLD ITEMS*  you can convert!!!




Unfortunately I don't own any dryer sheets....and opted for White Tissue Paper and created the *Faux Silk* technique shown on SCS. I did alter the technique just a bit...I didn't smooth out the paper and I ran the tissue with the White CS straight through my Big Shot. My darlin' image is from the newly released Joy is in the Air Set and the sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Set.

The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C1, C3, B21, R14, R27, G14, E27, E47, Y08 and Colorless BlenderLittle tip...when you color on tissue paper make sure to add some good CS underneath to oberserve the ink, otherwise the ink will leak. Next I embellished my card with the DP and CS, Ribbon, Button, Silver Cord, Glitter, a punched out MS Border on the bottom and some Red Kaiser Rhinestones.

My layout for this card was inspired by Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #38....


Please make sure to check out the rest of the team for their ideas ~  Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate, Mona and our November Guest Designer Miriam Napier.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you for taking the time to swing by today!

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, November 19, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE!!!!

Happy Saturday!

The Flourishes ladies have a surprise birthday hop for our sweet birthday girl Julie Koerber!!!

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE! May your day be filled with lots of laughter, family, friends and lots of presents!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!! Hugs :)



I used two different Flourishes Sets ~ Country Charm Labels and Make a Wish.

Please make sure to check out all the other fabbo birthday cards the rest of the team has created ~
Thank you for stopping by today! I have another card posted shortly!!!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~ 

C4C114, CSC66, ODBDSLC85 Christmas Tree....

Happy Saturday!!!

Hope you have some fun plans this weekend??? I'm heading up to Atlanta with my friend Penny to visit some of our Georgia stampin' friends...yeah!

As always on Saturday, I have a card for you...actually two, but the next one won't post until later...so feel free to stop by again :) !!! It's for someone special and I know you don't want to miss it!!!

My first card is for this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC85The challenge is all about *Baubles, Bells or Anything hanging*!!! Please make sure to check out the rest of the teams cards ~  SabrinaFrancie, LoriChris and our November Guest Designer Sue Worthington.

I also combined my card with this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C114. This weeks we have a color combo for you...use *BLACK, WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOR*. Swing by the C4C blog to see all the beautiful cards the *Crazies* have created.



As you can tell I chose *Red* for my third C4C color. I started out by *heat emboss* the beautiful ODBD Christmas Tree Collage image with some Black EP. Next I colored the baubles with some Copic Markers ~ R14, R27 and a little bit of Y08. I added a layer of Red CS in the background and finished the card off with some Red Stitched Ribbon, Red Cord and some hanging bells :). My CAS inspiration for this card came from this weeks Case Study #66.

Now it's your turn...have fun playing!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

                                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I've entered my card in:

ODBD Stamping in Time #48 ~ Christmas card, gift, etc.
Paper Crafting Journey #23 ~ Embossing (I heat embossed)
The Pink Elephant #125 ~ Embossing 
Inspire me Friday ~ Anything Goes
Shelly's Image ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FTTC144 Jingle All The Way....

Happy Tuesday!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend??? We have decorated our house for the upcoming holidays...I know it's crazy, but we'll be super busy the next couple of weeks since Sarah made into the Middle School basketball team and their starting their first game today, Rebecca is still playing Tennis and our little Miriam is starting her basketball schedule this upcoming weekend. Before we know it the new year has come...LOL!!!

Anyway, not to bore you with my crazy life....*wink*...I thought I'd share my card for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC144. Tammy is our hostess and she has challenged us to a fun *FLAG IT* theme !!! Use "flags" in your design... whether it's a flag image, or a sentiment flag, or pennants! Whatever YOU think represents a flag!



I decided to ink up my Patriotism on Parade Stamp Set and made it into a Christmas card. The sweet image was inked onto the PTI Tag with Memento Black. The DP is from the BasicGrey Nordic Holiday Collection and embellished the card with a Red/Cream Stripe Ribbon, a matching Button with some Red String, three little BellsZVA Flourished Pearls and a punched our MS Border on the bottom.

Hope you will come and join us this week?!? Don't forget to check out the rest of the team for their ideas ~ Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate, Mona and our November Guest Designer Miriam Napier.

Thank you so much for stopping by again. Hope you'll have some time to play along with us???


                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~


Here are a few more challenges I'll enter my card in:
Pile it on #46 ~ Traditional Christmas
Mami Doodles #37 ~ Christmas
Totally Gorjuss #106 ~ Christmas Traditions
Wags'n Whiskers #67 ~ Christmas Themed
Floweret Stamplar #8 ~ Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Colors of Winter
Do You Stack Up? #45 ~ Inspired by Song (Jingle Bells)
Southern Girls #31 ~ Can you hear the music??? (Jingle Bells) 
Oh la la Creations #93 ~ Bingo (Pearls, Ribbon, Button)
Stampacular #138 ~ Punches/Die Cuts
Freshly Brewed #71 ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters #65 ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #63 ~ Anything Goes

Saturday, November 12, 2011

OCC Guest Designer.....CHECK IT OUT!!!

Hello again!

Hope your weekend is going well so far??? I have been busy this week crafting for our upcoming *Festival of Trees* at work. I'll take some pictures and show you the tree I decorated :) !!!

Today I'm excited to share my Guest Designer spot with you over at the OCC Challenge! If you are not familiar with the OCC Challenges make sure to check out these talented ladies!!!

We have a fun challenge going on this week and I hope you will have time to play.......here are the details ~ "Pumpkin/Pumpkin Pie challenge.  Who doesn't look forward to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving?!  Well Thanksgiving is soon approaching and with the anticipation of pumpkin pie, the challenge this week is to create a project using pumpkins or the color pumpkin pie as the focal point or main color of your project!"


Here is my idea..... 



I finally had a chance to ink up one of my poorly neglected Stampin' Up stamps!!! This one is called *Gifts Of the Earth*. I inked the image in Memento Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ C1, C3, G11, G24, YR02, YR07, Y17, Y19, Y35, YG91, R46 and Colorless Blender. My card base was created with the Kraft CS and I also added some DP from the BoBunny Forever Fall Collection. I embellished my card with some scoring, a Doily, some Silver Pearls, Brown/White Gingham Ribbon with a matching Button & some Scrapper's Floss and a punched out MS Border on the bottom.

Hope you liked this idea??? Now it's time to check out all the beautiful ideas the OCC Team has created!!! Thank you ladies for inviting me to play along with you :) !!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!


                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

C4C113, ODBDSLC84 Warm Wishes

Happy weekend!

It's time for a few new challenges! I will also have another card for you later...please make sure to swing by again!!!

First up is this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC84. Chris has challenged us to *GO METALLIC*.....use White and/or Cream, Silver and/or Gold, and one or two other colors on your creation. You may include Neutrals such as Brown or Black as well. Make sure to swing by the ODBD blog for all the samples and details!!!

The second challenge is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C113. Joycelyn is challenging us to a *TRIPLE THREAT* card! We want to see AT LEAST 3 of each of the following ~ 3 different papers (yes, card stock counts as a paper), 3 embellishments and 3 dies or punches!!!

Here is my idea........



I decided to show off the newly released ODBD Warm Wishes Set. The image was inked in Versamark and then embossing with Silver Embossing Powder. I created the frame with the SU Top Note Die using an Oval Die in the center and the sentiment was created with the SU Modern Label Punch. The DP is from the BoBunny Snowfall Collection and I also placed a Kraft CS behind it. At last I embellished the rest of the card with Silver Pearls, Satin Ribbon, Silver String and a matching Button.

Hope you have time to play along???

Have a faboulous weekend and I'll see you again shortly!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

FTTC143, CR84FN42 Jolly Holiday....plus some pictures!!!

Happy Tuesday!

We had a fabulous weekend, how about you??? Sarah's pageant was fun and as promised I have some pictures at the end of this post. But first, I would like to share my Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC143 card with you.

Mona is our host today and she has challenged us to try a technique called *DOUBLE EMBOSSING*. You can find the step by step tutorial and video right HERE.



My card was embossed with the Cuttlebug *Snowflakes* Folder. I created my frame with the Spellbinder Label 18 Dies. I could resist using my sweet snowwoman *wink* from the Warm Winter Wishes Set. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with the C1, C5, R00, RV63 Copic Markers. We are also sneak peeking the new *Sentimental Christmas* Set today and I chose to show off the *Have A Jolly Holiday* image. I embellished the rest of my card with some Silver Pearls, a Black Stitched Ribbon with matching Black Button, some Silver String and not to forget the Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

My color inspiration came from this weeks CR84FN42....using Black, Pale Pink and Neutral.


Please make sure to swing by the FTTC blog to see all the beautiful ideas the team has created with the *Double Embossing* technique ~ Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate and Mona.  Don't forget to stop by our November Guest Designer Miriam Napier.

Now on to Sarah's pageant photo's...yeah!!! I'm sooooooooooo thrilled to tell you all that Sarah was crowned *3rd Runner Up*. This was her second time participating in a pageant I thought it was a huge success plus she was the youngest in her age group (13 -15 years)! I'm so proud of my baby...she was so confident & gorgeous and it definitely showed in the end result!!!







As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by at my blog! See ya soon....


                                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, November 5, 2011

C4C112, Moxie Fab World, ODBDSLC83 I Love the Lord....

Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you have some fun plans??? My oldest daughter Sarah will participate in another pageant this weekend, so we will be quite busy :) !!! This will be her second time and I hope she will be less nervous!?! I will share some pics later in the week.

I have two fun challenges waiting for you......


First, the ODBD Shining Light ~ ODBDSLC83. We have a great, straight forward Sketch for you to try.....

While everyone is making Christmas card I was inspired by this gorgeous Moxie Fab World ~ Tuesday Trigger: Beads & Baubles Inspiration Photo...check it out!!! Isn't it fabbo???


I love all the different flowers, pearls, charms and colors...it really inspired me to go bold on my card & bag.



I started out with the ODBD Fancy Labels Set using the matching Label 17 Spellbinder Dies with it and then I stamped the beautiful Bible Verse from the Scripture Collection 6 Set inside. Next I embellished the card with some Prima Flowers, Halfback Pearls and a ZVA Pearl Flourish, some Gold Ribbon and matching colored SU Button. I also embossed my background on both projects with the PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Template.

On to the second challenge....... it's for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C112. The challenged is to create gift project (box, bag, gift card holder...etc.). Make sure to check out the C4C blog for more information!


I created this coordinating little gift bag using the PTI Favor Box #2 Die and embellished it pretty much with the same elements as the card....qucik and easy!

Now it's time for you to get crafty! Please make sure to stop by both challenge blogs to check out all the details and the fabbo ideas the Design Teams have created!

See you soon,
                                                                             Hugs ~Silke~  


Here are a few more challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #62 ~ Die Cuts
Wee Memories #75 ~ Gifts (boxes, bags...etc.)
ODBD Stamping in Time #47 ~ Favorite Scripture
2 Sisters #64 ~ Ribbon
Crafty Ribbons #5 ~ Bingo (Die, Flowers, Ribbon) 
Ribbon Carousel #27 ~ Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed #70 ~ Anything Goes
Stampavie and More #155 ~ Anything Goes 
Paper Take Weekly ~ Anything Goes (add a little bling)
Make it Monday #61 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Weekly #107 ~ Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper #31 ~ Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryls #49 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley #19 ~ Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts #55 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FTTC142 Happy Birthday....

Happy November and happy Timeless Tuesday!

Hope you all had a fun Halloween??? The weather was good enough here that the girls decided to go trick or treating. Our subdivision is filled with little ones, so it's always fun to see every ones Halloween costumes :) !!! Mimi decided to dress up as a * Pink Kitty Cat* , Becca chose to be a *Greek Goddess* and Sarah didn't last long in her short *Snow White* outfit. I'll try to post some pic's soon!!!

We have another fun challenge for you today! Beate is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to try the *OUT OF THE BOX TECHNIQUE*. You can find the step for step instructions over HERE on SCS.



I chose the beautiful Butterflies and Blossoms Set for my card today. My image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ Y15, B000, B00, B02, C3, C5 and Colorless Blender. The DP in the background is from my old SU stash. I embellished the rest of the card with some SU Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brad and Silver Pearls. The sentiment is from the Sweet Violets Set.

The layout was inspired by this weeks Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #93 and the beautiful color combo from the CR84FN41 Challenge.


















Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate and Mona.  Please help us welcome our new November Guest Designer Miriam Napier


Thanks for stopping by today.....have fun crafting!!!


                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I entered my card in:

Paper Pretties ~ Usa a sentiment
Sew Many #72 ~ Background Paper (2 different)
Speedy the Cat #79 ~ Use Your Scraps (DP)
Inky Impressions #30 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #61 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley #19 ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get it ~ Anything Goes