Thursday, November 1, 2012

ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE BLOG HOP!!!!

Hello my fellow stampin' friends!

WOW..these past few days have been unbelievable as we have seen the crazy Hurricane Sandy unfold on the East Coast! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been effected and suffer from this crazy weather disaster. It's weird how we take life for granted until we see the mass destruction and devastation of others. I definitely count my blessings everyday!

If you can, please support the American Red Cross in their Disaster Relief efforts...you can find the main website HERE!

On a happier note....Christmas is right around the corner and I'm exited to participate in this month Our Daily Bread Designs November Release....we have some beautiful Holiday Sets to show you!

If you came here from my sweet friend SABRINA's BLOG then you are right on track, if not please be so kind and start at the ODBD Blog and hop you way back to me...you don't want to miss anything!



I have the pleasure of showing off the super sweet and oh so beautiful The Babe Set. I keep the focus of my card to the sweet image and simply just stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black. The DP on the side is from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas Collection and I also added a Scalloped Border along the DP. I tied it off with some Ribbon, a Button, some Silver String, Silver Pearls and not to forget the Doily behind the main image.


HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN WIN....if you hop along.....THREE hoppers will win their choice of one free set, and ONE blessed hopper will win the entire November Bread Basket Bundle!!! Simply hop to each stop, leave a comment and return to the ODBD Blog to tell us you completed the hop and let us know if you had any problems along the way! The hop will run from 8AM EDT November 1 until 8PM EDT November 2!!! Winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog November 3.

That's it! Enjoy!!! Now it's time to hop on over to LORI's BLOG..enjoy!

Have a great day...I'll be back tomorrow with a new card! See you then,

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

108 comments:

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!!! As always, you have blown me away! Super gorgeous, love the beautiful details and design!! Blessings, Angie

Ann said...

Beautiful ~ true meaning of CHristmas!
Mstgane
Ann

Saints Rule! said...

WOw! The image looks like a beautiful sketch! Such a simple treatment that makes such a statement! Beautifully done dear friend! Hugs and blessings...

Lori

Cindy K said...

I can hear the hymn O Come Emmanuel so clearly gazing on this wonderful image of baby Jesus. So Inspiring.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Silke this is so gorgeous! I love how you left the image uncolored! It makes it stand out and be the focus of the card!!! WOW!

Dawn said...

Simply beautiful, Silke! and shows it looks fabulous stamped and NOT colored! Wow, I can see lots of mass produced Christmas cards in my future!

Tami B. said...

This is the sweetest image and you made it stand out and really pop. Beautiful card.

Nikki said...

Such a clean and elegant card its just beautiful.

Joye Meyer said...

Elegance! Truly elegant card! I love how the burgandy with the black and white image pops. Blessings!

Judy Tuck said...

Very pretty card, elegant and sweet image.

Judy

scrappingnana said...

The real meaning of Christmas and so elegantly designed by you. Love this sweet image.

F said...

Beautifully done!

Laura Love said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love that you left the image black and white - it is very beautiful that way! Love all the details and the pops of color with your ribbon and strip of designer paper. Beautiful job!

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card. Love the simplicity. Very elegant
ColleenB.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Stunning in black & white! Love the addition of the burgendy ribbon

Donna G. said...

Such a pretty card. I love the bow!

79Luv2scrap said...

love the colors and simple card that looks so beautiful. I will have to make. I have more issues with coloring stamps in so love having just the one color. Great job.

Susan Martin said...

Gorgeous!! I love the added doily and the colors are gorgeous.. I love that it is just a touch of color. Just stunning!

Shelia said...

This is such a pretty image, even when not colored!! I love it!

Laureen said...

This card is wonderful! Not coloring the nativity stamp and adding simple but beautiful elements really makes the stamp pop.

Becky said...

What a sweet image and such an elegant card.

Becky Dunham said...

LOVE this card Silke! The beautiful bow and splashes of color with that perfect image in simple black and white - absolutely stunning!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Gorgeous bow Silke! I also like the doily with this image!~ I would not have even thought of that so thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kelly L said...

Ohh, I just have to have this set. It is even gorgeous without the coloring! :) Love the black and white with just a touch of red. This sweet image is taking over my Christmas board on pinterest! Hugs, Kelly

wannabcre8tive said...

Beautiful, love the bow and the doily. Give Luke a pat on the head for me. :)

Marisa said...

Wonderful card - great image. I'll be singing that song all day now.

Jeanette said...

Love this simply elegant card suitable for displaying all season!

Kathy said...

Lovely card and oh so elegant.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Silke, girl, you always hit it right on with your elegant and beautiful beyond words, creations! This stamp set is so powerful and the your special "Silke" touches are as always perfect! I love this card! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

kathi17 said...

This is beautiful Silke. I love the way you left the image uncolored accented it with the red and silver. It's very elegant!

Judi said...

Beautiful artwork. With less colour in the card, the image and words really become the focal point. Well done.

Karen Wedding said...

Your card looks so good. Love the white on white on white. The doily is a nice touch.

TLady said...

OH SILKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You've DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! Featuring this SWEET IMAGE PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! NICELY DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVING IT!!!!!!!! :) LOVE that doily behind the image too! What a baby SHOULD HAVE, yet our Lord only received a manger!

Milliejs said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful...and we certainly do need Him...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how I love the image left B/W- I have to have this set...love this fabulous card- would be the perfect Christmas card!

Sarah Stainback said...

Love that stamp, AND your elegant card with no color.
Thanks.

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous black and white card with that splash of color.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love the black and white colors with the ribbon. Will have to keep the colors in mind when I start making Christmas card.

Holly Paulson

Kathy Jo said...

I never would have considered not coloring in the sweet baby Jesus stamp...it looks great like that. What a good idea! Thank you for sharing!

Susan M said...

Really beautiful, so clever too with using the stamp without colouring it.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Beautiful job once again, and I love this stamp set.

Mary B. said...

So pretty and elegant. I love the colors.

Sherry said...

WOW!! love it!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Pat said...

Silke,

WOW!!! what a beautiful and elegant card. I love the simplicity of your design and how the card was put together. Quite lovely!! Thanks for sharing your talent......

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! CAS, elegant, almost quiet. Love this image!

Sherry B said...

Love the doily underlay - it adds so much!

croppinmama said...

Dänke for such a beautiful card. I love doilies, and forget to use them except for valentines, so appreciate the inspiration!

Crazydi said...

The babe set is so sweet and your card is just fabulous! I love the way you've retained all the focus on the baby in the manger without having to colour the image - so simple and really elegant! The doily makes it all so pretty and you've set it all off SO well with the burgundy ribbon, the papers and the silver string/pearls. Absolutely wonderful card!!

Dottie said...

I really like your style. Sometimes less is so much more and this is a perfect example of a beautiful layout with the statement being in the image...the Lord Jesus Christ.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Silke! I love that you didn't color the image ... and the little touches of color you have used really bring attention to this gorgeous image! GREAT job and GREAT idea! Thanks for inspiration!

Beth Norman said...

What a beautiful card. Your ribbon couldn't be any more perfect.

lilygee said...

A lovely card Silke - love the ribbon, the sentiment and the sweet image.
hugs lilygee xxx

Kim H said...

beautiful, love the deep red on the white, great use of the silver bling, and the choice of ribbons was spot on. thanks for sharing.

Monica Baker said...

Perfect card! The ribbon and the silver twine pop while also drawing your eye to the image. Lovely!!!

Grace said...

Oh what a pretty design Silke! Love the pop of silver with the brown... and the great layout really focuses the eye on the image... which is uber sweet!!!
Love every detail!!!
hugs,
Grace

Maryleva said...

What a beautiful and sweet card - love it.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is beautful in white! Love the touch of dp on the side.

meemee48 said...

Your card is so serene and so beautiful!

Рина said...

So! So! So! No words!!! Perfect!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how absolutely stunning Silke!! Love the black and white image and your elegant additions...especially the silver...!! Elegant layout and design!!
hugs,
Chris

Christine said...

This is lovely! I like the stamp so much, but have felt intimidated by all the artistic Copic work that has been shown. I am so glad to see a sample that is not colored and is every bit as lovely because of all the attention you have given to the gorgeous embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing your work!

Maureen said...

Very elegant & stunning! I love the contrast between the cranberry and white. Great card!
Hugs,
Maureen

FMG said...

Love your creativity!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I usually prefer colored images but this black and white image makes such an impact on this card that I can't quite looking at it.

christi said...

i love how clean and fresh your cards are. beautiful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Silke! So sweet and elegant!

Sue D said...

Very pretty with the doily.

momandmec said...

Silke,
I love all your cards...so crisp and clean and simple. Never overdone. Beautiful work!

Tammie said...

Crimson and white - one of my FAV color pairings.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you kept the image simple with no coloring and let it stand out by itself...beautiful.

joetterer said...

cute as a button!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, the image looks great, with the pop of color coming from the ribbon1

Kris said...

AWWWWW! Such an adorable card! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Becca Feeken said...

Love your adorable card!! As always, everything is so well placed and so very attractive!

Clickersister said...

Great card! I love the silver ribbon button treatment! And the doily!

Lucy said...

I love the white on white and the dark maroon/scarlet ribbon! Very pretty!

Anonymous said...

MRA Your white on white is so pretty and love the christ child.

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

Sherry Gardner said...

OMG this is just stunning and timeless in the black and white image with the doily and the burgundy ribbon and silver accent...what a beautiful job you have done...:)

Candy Meyers said...

What a sweet card. I love the attractiveness of a few cclors. This is one to definitely try.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Lana said...

Simple yet so elegant, I love it!!!

Patty said...

Awwwwww! So simple but so elegant!! Love that image...love your card...you did him proud!!!

wendy2512 said...

One falls in love with this image more and more each time one sees it...Love how you kept it white. soft and sweet...beautiful job..TFS..:0)

Gloria Westerman said...

So sweet and elegant...love it....awesome job...tfs

Nean said...

love that you kept the image black and white. Striking!

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

SO SWEET LOVE THIS STAMP LOVE WHAT YOU DID WITH THIS SPECIAL STAMP. LOVE WHITE. THANKS SO MCUH

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So beautiful, Silke! I love the doily backing and pretty burgundy ribbon. Simply elegant and lovely!

Kelley said...

You sure showed how nice this looks uncolored!! Love this cute card!!!!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful card love the very soft look of your card. love the layering and the added Ribbon is perfect it adds that specail touch thanks for sharing

Donna said...

Such a pretty card! Love this stamp set, & the simple way you've presented it. The whites with a pop of cranberry are a perfect combo. Thanks for sharing your talent!

tammy said...

Silke!!
What a CAS ---yet powerful card!! This one makes quite a statement!! Praise the Lord!!! Great job---thank you for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Sabrina said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful! I can get so caught up with colouring that it's easy to forget a strong image can stand on its own just like this.

Pati said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the the elegant simplicity of the layout, your focal image just black & white, the layers & the color provided by the paper strip & ribbon. Just Lovely as always Silke!

Cynthia Xavier said...

I really like how you made the card simple, but at the same time very striking. The doily on the bottom was just the right touch. I love the card.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully simplistic with the true meaning of Christmas. Alice G

Pam D said...

Beautifully done, the doily's the perfect touch,TFS!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Very beautiful and simple card. Perfect for the sentiment.

Traci S. said...

Hi Silke~

Wow, this is beautiful just stamped. Of course it is much more than just stamped...the doily is beautiful, so is the ribbon...I love it! Your bow is beautiful with the button and silver string in it. The whole card is simply wonderful!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Praise Days and Huge Give-Away--http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com

Mickey said...

Beautiful Job! The attention to detail was fantastic.

ANASHD said...

very pretty card

Judy said...

Stunning card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Nice to see this in a monochromatic look - that stamp is lovely and you have shown that it doesn't have to be colored to be a wonderful focal point. Love the layout and the burgundy ribbon down the side...Truly a lovely card.

Betty said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for showing how lovely the image can be when not colored...I'm not very good at it!

mqtstamper said...

Very lovely.

Vicky said...

Beautiful &elegant card. Love it.
Vicky

Cards By Jan said...

Oh Silke...How very precious!! What a sweet awesome precious card, I love the CAS elegance!!
Hugs

nzillingworth said...

What a smashing doily. Really makes the card. Wonderful job . Have a blessed day.