Wednesday, September 18, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #561 - HELLO

Hello friends!

We had a crazy start into our week....our washing machine was leaking ...not fun! Thank goodness for Home Warranty :) !!!

Since it's raining here today...I decided to play in the Color Throwdown #561.....



Here are this weeks colors ....


I finally had a chance to ink up my beautiful Ready to Bloom Set along with the matching dies from "The Stamp Market".  My color choice for this card are - SU Pistachio Pudding, SU Lost Lagoon and PTI Amethyst Allure.

Wishing you a fabulous day! ~SL~

Friday, September 13, 2019

THE CARD CONCEPT #119 - BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES

Hello and happy TGIF!

Hope you get to enjoy your weekend with your family and friends?!? We are not doing anything special...just hanging out and watch some College Football...yeah!

I decided to play along in the The Card Concept #119 .....




 Here is the Inspiration Photo - Beautiful Butterflies....


My inspiration came from the colors of the butterflies...I tried to incorporate some of them on my card.

I kept my card super simple...I used the cute Pain Splat Set from The Stamp Market for my background and added the punched out butterflies. The "thankful" sentiment/die is from the same company and it's called Lots of Leaves. At last I added some mini Silver Pearls to the center of the butterflies...voila!

Thank you for stopping by...have a good one! ~SL~

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #402 and COLOR THROWDOWN #560

Hello my stamping friends!

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #402 and the Color Throwdown #560 ...




 Here is the fun Sketch ....and the Inspiration Colors....


For this card I used the beautiful 2016 Anniversary Set called Painted Petals...from Papertrey Ink....one of my all time favorites for sure.

Here are the ink colors I ... PTI - Pure Poppy, Bright Butter Cup, Harvest Gold, New Leaf; SU - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Versamark, along with White Embossing Powder. To finish it all off I added some Red & Clear Sequins

Wishing you a peaceful day! ~SL~

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

FUSION CARD CHALLENGE - AUTUMN

Howdy friends!

Stopping by with a card for the Fusion - Autumn Challenge.....




I decided to incorporate the Inspiration Photo and the Sketch....


Just had to ink up my awesome goodies - Bottled Up & Autumn Sketches Set, plus Knit Wits Stencil - from "The Greetery" again...they are sooooo versatile and fun to play with!

Wishing you a fabulous week! ~SL~

Sunday, September 8, 2019

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #401

Hello and happy Sunday!

Here is my card for this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #401....




Here is the Sketch...


I inked up the super cute Lots of Leaves Bundle Set from "The Stamp Market".

Wishing you a wonderful day! ~SL~

Friday, September 6, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #338

Happy TGIF!!!

Stopping by with a card for this weeks Case This Sketch #338....



Here is this weeks Retro Sketch ....



Wishing you a fabulous day and hope you'll have a wonderful weekend! ~SL~

Thursday, September 5, 2019

COLOR THROWDOWN #559 - THANKS

Howdy friends!

Here is my take on this weeks Color Throwdown #559....




Here are this weeks colors....


Hope you'll give it a try!!! Wishing you a fabulous new day! ~SL~

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

FAB FRIDAY #171 - SENDING CARING THOUGHTS

Hello and happy Tuesday!

I'm playing along in this weeks Fab Friday #171 Sketch Challenge.....




 Here is the Sketch....

I decided to ink up my beautiful Cotton Comforts Set from "The Greetery". I thought it was just a perfect match with this clean & simple layout. Hope you like it too?

Wishing you a great new week. ~SL~

Sunday, September 1, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #337 - COZY CUP

Happy Sunday and hello September!

I'm playing along at the Case this Sketch #337.....




Here is the Sketch...


The Cozy Cup Set from "The Greetery" was still on my mind and on my desk...so I inked it back up.

The background was embossed. The Design Paper had these cute little stars on it and I thought it almost looks like a placemat. The sentiment is from a different set and I finished the card off with some Gingham Ribbon.

Wishing you a great day and I'll see you soon!!! ~SL~

Friday, August 30, 2019

FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES #400 - COZY CUP

Happy TGIF!!!

WOW...this week just flew by!

Finally the College Football season is up on us again...plus it's Labor Day weekend here in the USA...we are so excited!!! What's your favorite College Team???

The Freshly Made Sketches #400 Challenge caught my eye....



Here is the Sketch...


The super cute Cozy Up Set from "The Greetery" was just perfect for this layout. The sentiment is from an older Set I have..it was more fitting for this design. I also used the adorable Knit Wits Stencil for my background.

I haven't been this excited about a release in a loooooong time...you guys probably think I'm nuts...LOL!!! What can I say...Betsy Veldman is just brilliant...and I have to "thank" her for bringing my MOJO back to life!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful fun filled weekend! ~SL~

Thursday, August 29, 2019

THE GREETERY - WITH SYMPATHY

Howdy friends!

As promised here is another card idea with the fabulous new "The Greetery - August Autumn Collection" ...



For this card, I used the Autumn Sketches Set.  I love how my old Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves Ink Pad turned this beautiful image into a fab colorful fall card.

Wishing you a wonderful day and I'll post my next idea soon! ~SL~

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

THE GREETERY - THANK YOU

Happy Day to YOU!

I'm sooooo excited about my new "The Greetery" Autumn Collection ....Betsy Veldman really has done a fabulous job with these sets...and I can't wait to the next release!




For my card today I used the Bottled Up Set, the Budding Beauties Autumn Set and one of the Knit Wits Stencils.

I'm already working on my next card...stay tuned! ~SL

Monday, August 26, 2019

CASE THIS SKETCH #336

Hello and happy Monday!

Thank you so much for welcoming me back :) !!! Appreciate the kind words!

I have the house all to myself again and took the time to play along with the
Case This Sketch #336....




 Here is the Sketch ....


I still had the PTI - Beautiful Berries: Spring Set on my desk and figured it would go beautifully with this Sketch. The bird image and the sentiment are from the PTI - Brushed Birds Set.

The background was watercolored and I also added some "Blush Gold" splashes with the Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi Color Set. At last I added some Clear Sequins.

Wishing you all a fabulous new week! ~SL~

Saturday, August 24, 2019

PTI - FOR YOU

HELLO friends!

Long time no see...and write! Hate to say it, but I had NO mojo or desire to stamp. Life also got in the way!!!

So much has happened and I'm not gonna bore you with the details...nevertheless, I enjoyed my last summer with my girls - Sarah (College Senior) & Rebecca (College Freshman) before they are heading back to college and work again....our Mimi is in her second week of HS Freshman year...it's just crazy!

My fingers have been itchy this week and I started following the fabulous Betsy Veldman and her brand new blog and store - THE GREETERY. Before I knew it I ordered 3/4 of her August Release Collection...LOL!!! Talking about excitement....I ordered twice ...LOL!!!

Anyways, unfortunately my order won't be here for a few days, but I loved all the fabulous jar creations I saw on her blog....I just had to make a card....



I used some of my older PTI stamps plus dies - Just the Jar: Pint Set, Beautiful Berries: Spring Set and Friendship Jar Flowers Set. The sentiment is from the Color Pop Butterflies Set.

I really had fun making this card and I can't wait to get my new stamps from "The Greetery"!!!!


Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and hope to see you soon again! ~SL~

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

PTI - BIRTHDAY CARD

Happy Wednesday!

I was in need of a birthday card...





My card is featuring the PTI - Birthday Balloons Set and the matching PTI - Birthday Strings Mini Set. The vibrant colors are - Hibiscus Burst, Bright Buttercup, and Hawaiian Shore along with Raspberry Fizz,  Summer Sunrise and Tropical Teal. For the backround framing I used the Bright Buttercup CS. At last I added the "stamped stars" with the same main colors and added some Gold Sequins.

Wishing you a fabulous day!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~