Monday, June 30, 2008

CCEEC and BVC08 Everlasting Life




Hey you all!!!

Today has been a very cloudy and rainy day - perfect stamping weather - LOL!!!

My friend Denise aka *peanutbee* made me aware of this fabulous blog. Some super duper talented ladies are running the show and believe it or not I had no idea that this blog existed - you can find out more right here. Thank you Denise for stirring me in the right direction - you are the best - LOL !!!

Today's challenge is to create a card using only *Brown & Black* - wow - I wasn't sure about that comb, but now after putting this card together I'm so happy that I gave it a try - I really, really like it!!!

Remember I was telling you about the Bible Verse Challenge (BVC08) over on SCS??? Well - I was always behind on the Challenge and now thank goodness I'm one moth ahead....I combined the Challenges and I have used this fabulous Bible Verse from John 3:16 reading.....

For God so Loved the World He Gave His Only Son that whoever Believes in Him should not Perish but have Everlasting Life.

Isn't that a beautiful Verse??? I have found this Stamp at *Cornish Heritage Farms*.

For this card I have started out with a Whisper White base and layered it with Basic Black and Chocolate Chip CS. Next I have stamped the *Stitched BG* Stamp with Chocolate Chip and layered it with Basic Black CS. This layer was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.
Then I have cut a smaller panel with Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I have added a Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon onto the panel and adhered it across the card.

Next I have stamped the Bible Verse with Chocolate Chip and layered it onto a Basic Black Nestie - I've also raised it with Stampin Dimensionals. To finish the card off I have added some Black Medium Brads from Making Memories.

Hope you like the card and give this color combo a try!!! ~TFL~

MOJO44 Flowers




Happy Monday everyone!!!

I'm always excited when Monday comes around - I can't wait to see what Julee Tilman's has in store for us with her fabulous MOJO Monday Sketches!!!

I jumped out of bed this morning and went straight to the computer....now you know how addicted I'm - LOL!!! What I found was this awesome Sketch you can see right here.

Not only do I love Julee's Sketches I love this wonderful *Floral Whimsy* Set from her VV Store!!!
I had to make this card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" to fit this beautiful flower image.....

I bet you are already tired of seeing the *Plum Pudding* again - sorry guy's - I'll try not to use it for the next cards - if I can - LOL!!!

I have started out with Whisper White and layered it with Plum Pudding (PTI). Next I have added another smaller Whisper White and a Apricot Appeal DP panel. The flower image was inked in Plum Pudding, Apricot Appeal, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Close to Cocoa. I have made a sweet little bow on the vase with a matching purple Scrapbook Floss from Karen Foster . I have layered the image on Apricot Appeal and then on Kraft CS Nestie. This panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Next I have stamped the sentiment that is also from the *Floral Whimsy* Set with Close to Cocoa and Purely Pomegranate - it was also raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Then I have started punching the *Photo Corners* with the SU Punch. I have used the smaller ones for this card. I have added some Silver Brads on both of the corners and also next to the main image.

I hope you will have a chance to play and ~TFL~!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

FS73 Friend



Good Morning!!!
I'm usually not home on Sunday's, but my oldest came down with a *cold* and I'm staying home with her today.
Of course I had to get my fingers busy while she is resting....and I've decided to play along on today's Feautured Stamper. The lucky girl is Michele Kovack aka *Chelemom* and you can see all the details right here.
Michele has a gorgeous gallery full of cards and scrap pages and I have chosen to case this card right here.
I have kept the layout of the card and made some minor changes:
I have changed the colors of the card and I've used Basic Grey DP for the side panel plus Old Olive CS. I have used different Ink - Plum Pudding and a different Stamp Set - *All Holidays*. I also added some Rhinestone Brads from SU instead of the sentiment. The Ribbon was switched to a Satin Plum Pudding Ribbon from *Papertrey Ink*.
Have a great Sunday and ~TFL~!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

OCC #3 Congrats




Here is my 2nd card for today's OCC Challenge #3.

If you have not had a chance to see what those ladies are up you can take a peak right here.

For this card I have used another gorgeous DP from *Basic Grey* called *Figgy Pudding* Glee/FIG-1003. I love striped DP - you should see my collection - LOL!!!

The layout for this card is from Beate's WSC #53 and you can see it right here. The sentiment is from the *Fundamental Phrases* Set and it was inked in Close to Cocoa. The Ribbon is the fab Old Olive Poly Twill Ribbon from SU. It was featured in the Occasions Brochure- remember you can only order it until the June, 30th!!! The flower is from *Prisma*. The large and the mini Brads are also from Basic Grey.

The card measures 6 1/2" x 6 1/2". Hope you like it???

I also wanted to tell you about some very exciting news!!! Betsy Griffin from *Innovative Stamp Creations* had asked me to be a Guest Designer!!! WAAHHOOO - I'm so excited and so honored to create cards with her gorgeous Stamp Set's!!! I'm so looking forward to it. Thank you Betsy for asking me!!! To find out more about *Innovative Stamp Creations* click here.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you soon!!!

OCC#3 and BVC08 Path of Live



Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Have you seen today's OCC challenge yet??? If not here is the link. Make sure you play!!!

I know I have made something similar last weekend, but today the Challenge is to use *Basic Grey* DP and I have plenty of it - love that Company!!!

Since I'm half way out the door again to get my car serviced I had to make a quick card....I promise I'll be back later and show you another card with more fun *Basic Grey* DP.

For today's card I have used the*Figgy Pudding* - Pepperberry/FIG1007 DP. Isn't it gorgeous??? I also had some matching *Prima* Flowers. The wonderful *Bible Verse* is again from the *Path of Live* made by *Our Daily Bread Designs* . The fab Gemstones are from Michael's.

Hope you have time to stop by later again - I have some awesome news to share and I'll have another card too!!! ~TFL~

Friday, June 27, 2008

LSC174, ssnotime41, Live Your Dream


HAPPY TGIF!!!

Finally - I have some stamping time - YEAHHH!!!

I was looking around for ideas and came across Sharon Johnson's *Stamp Simply #41*. That was right up my alley and I took a peak over on the LSC #174 Challenge and it was so easy to combine the two of them. Of course I had to use my new Plum Pudding colors from Papertrey Ink for this card.

I promised my DH I would look at cars with him.....so I have to run.....I'll be back soon!!! ~TFL~
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Hey - I'm back and I just wanted to tell ya - that my DH bought a Dodge Ram Truck.....he is the the happiest man I know today - LOL!!!

Have a great weekend and don't forget to check tomorrow's OCC challenge!!! Here is a link to the blog.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!


Hello everyone!!!
I had so much fun reading your comments - some of them brought back some fun memories of my own pregnancies!!!! Thank you all for sharing your wonderful experiences and cravings!!!
We have a lucky Winner and it's Clara aka
stampwithclara said...
Congratulations on your awesome blog and thank you for sharing your art with us and inspiring us! The blog candy looks great - thanks for your generosity! Well the best part of my pregnancy was I only gained about 18-20 pounds and Samantha weighed 9 lbs 9 oz at birth so after having her and with breastfeeding I actually lost weight! It was the easiest way to lose weight I've found so far...hmm maybe I should have another. LOL Clara

Thank you all for playing along and I hope you will stop by again soon!!! Have a great day!!!

Congratulations Clara please e-mail me your address under silkeledlow@yahoo.com!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

MOJO43, TLC174 Fresh Cuts

Sorry for keeping you waiting with this post....

This has been a crazy week - my girls have Vacation Bible School and we are leaving the house everyday by 8:00 am and I'm usually not home until 2:00 pm. We also signed Miriam up for *swimming lessons* in the afternoon - what was I thinking??? Long day's -I'm trying to hang in there - LOL!!!

A couple of people have tagged me and given me awards - I'll try to post something next week - when everything has slowed down.....I have not forgotten - I just haven't had time to do it yet!!!

Anyway - this is my card I have squeezed in this afternoon for Julee Tilman's MOJO #43 - which you can see right here. After I have made it I realized I could post it under yesterday's TLC #174 *Watercolor with Reinkers* as well and so I did - you can see the info and cards to this Challenge right here.

This fabulous Sketch from Julee made this whole card come together so fast!!! BTW - have you all seen the fabulous new colors from Papertrey Ink yet??? OMG - hop on over there and check it out!!! I totally fell in love with the gorgeous *Plum Pudding* Color. Actually what sold me on it was the fabulous Ribbons - crazy huh??? Had to have them and when my package arrived I was itching to use them.....

Okay - so I did not stop with the Ribbons and Cardstock - LOL - I had to have the Ink Pad too....The *Fresh Cuts* Set was inked with Plum Pudding and I've colored the flowers and stems with Apricot Appeal and Certainly Celery. I went for the softer look to compliment the Plum color. The scalloped edge was done with the largest scalloped rectangle Nestie and I have used the 5/8" *Saddle Stitched Ribbon* on top. The fab Rhinestones are from SU.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to sign up for my Blog Candy down below - you have only one more day to participate!!!

Don't forget today is the offical Release day of all the wonderful Stamp Set's from *Little Paper Shop*!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

FS72 Casing Diane


In honor of yesterday's Featured Stamper Diane aka *Lost in the 60's* I have made this card. You can see all the details right here. Even though I have never met her I can tell she is super sweet and soooo talented too!!! Diane always leaves me the nicest comments on my cards in the gallery.....of course I like her - he,he,he!!!

Anyway - I was looking for an idea to make a card for today's Sneak Peak # 5 from *Little Paper Shop*. I've browsed thru Diane's gallery I have found this card to case. I love this layout and I thought it would work perfectly with this new *Butterflies & Blossoms* Set.

Here are the changes I have made:

- I have used a different Set
- I have used different colors - Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate
- I have exchanged the Brads with Pearls.

Hope you like this card???

If this is your first time to my blog please make sure you'll sign up for my *Blog Candy*!!! The deed's can be found a couple of post's below!!! ~TFL~

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sweet as Honey


Happy Sunday!!!
This will be a quick post....today is the 4th day of Little Paper Shop's Sneak Peak Preview!!!
This fun Set is called *Just Bee-Cause*!!! Isn't it cute???
I have made this card with Beate's WSC#52 and you can see the Sketch right here.
Of course I had to go with the *Bee* colors...Hey did you all see the *Bee Movie*??? Wasn't that super fun - he,he,he - sorry I had to throw that in - LOL!!!

Anyway - I have used Basic Black and So Saffron plus the Whisper White CS. The main image was stamped with Basic Black. Then I've colored the empty spaces with a So Saffron Marker and the wings with a Glitter Pen from *Gelly Roll*. All the images were stamped twice. The second image was cut and raised with Stampin Dimesionals. It's really cute and I wish I could display it better....I think I'm gonna have to ask Santa for a Canon Rebel Camera - LOL!!!
To finish the card off I have stamped the sentiment with Basic Black and added the Silver Brads.
Can't wait to see what the other ladies from the LSP DT came up with....you can find these talented ladies right here.
If you haven't been to my blog before - make sure you sign up for my *BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY*!!! You can find it two post's down....Have fun playing!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

OCC#2 and BVC08 Path of Life


Hey everyone!!!

I'm so loving all the comments you are leaving on my *Blog Candy Giveaway* post!!! Thanks for playing along!!!

After reading some of you comments it hit me that I really have to count my blessings.....I have three gorgeous and smart girls and yes - I have been bless with each and everyone - even though they can be a hand full!!!

I also realized that I was one card behind on my Bible Verse Commitment over on SCS - BVC08. So I had to step it up and make a card.....LOL!!!

I don't know if you all know this, but there is a group of ladies that got together and created a new fun *Challenge Blog* called *Our Creative Corner*??? You can visit them right here. You won't be disappointed - these ladies are fun, fun, fun and so talented!!!

Anyway - the Challenge today was to use *Button's and Brad's*. These ladies have inspired me to play along.....I have used the *Path of Life* Set from *Our Daily Bread Designs*. I love this company and their fabulous *biblical* Set's!!!

I have started out with a Whisper White card base and added this gorgeous DP from Basic Grey called *Mellow* (Birch/ Mel-894). I have torn the DP and created the *window* for my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped with Chocolate Chip Ink. Next I have added some Prima flowers from *Fancy Pants* called *Wild Heart Flowers* - these are the perfect match with the DP!!! The Brads and Button's in the center of the flowers are from Making Memories.

Let me know if you like this card??? ~TFL~

WOW - WOW - WOW

Today is the 3rd Day of Little Paper Shop's Sneak Peak Preview!!!

This super sweet Set called *Swell News* is the perfect addition to your collection for spreading the exciting news that you are pregnant or just to say Congratulations to someone who's expecting!!!

I have base my card on Taylor's TECC21 Sketch. You can see it right here.

The fun DP is from Bo Bunny's *Shabby Princess* Collection. The card base is Very Vanilla and I have layered it with Purely Pomegranate.

The image was stamped on to Watercolor Paper and I have used some matching Inks from SU - Purely Pomegranate, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, River
Rock and Bashful Blue - to color it.



This card measures 5" x 5". I have used Whisper White as my base and layered Real Red and So Saffron on top. Have you noticed I'm using a bit more DP these days - LOL!!!

The Wild Wasabi DP is from the Hostess Set Prints Pack and it was layered half way on the So Saffron CS. To cover the edge I have added the 5/8" Real Red Ribbon from SU.

The image was colored with the matching Inks - So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Real Red. To finish it all off I have added the small Silver Brads from SU in each corner.

Hope you like it???



This is the fun part now - LOL!!!

I can not believe that I have reached my 100,000 mark - WOW - you guys.....

The best part of hosting my own blog is when you guys stop by and you are taking the time to leave me a comment or even write me a personal e-mail telling me how much you are liking my blog and cards!!! That is the best reward ever!!!

That's why I'm giving away this *BLOG CANDY* which is only a small token of my appreciation to you all.

Here is what you will receive:

1 SU Stamp Set - *Tags So Much* (retired)
1 CTMH Set - *Rustic Flowers*
1 Bag of assorted Prima Flowers
1 Bag of Hero Arts *Sequins*
1 Pckg. of Bazzill *Really Big Brads*
1 Pckg. of CTMH *Flower Rhinestones*
1 Pckg. of Making Memories *Charmed Plaques*
1 Papertrey *Tin Box*
3 Plain Coasters for making Note Pads, etc.
1 Making Memories 6"x6" *Mini Album* and some different Ribbons.

Julia over from Little Paper Shop is so generous and will throw in the new *Swell News* Set - Thank you Julia!!!

Hope you like all the goodies???

This offer is only available to US and Canadian Addresses ONLY!!!

Here is what you will have to do - leave a comment on this post and let me know what the best part of your pregnancy was??? Did you have any cravings - maybe you didn't feel good or you can even let us know how much weight you have gained (only if you feel comfortable with that info - LOL!!!)......Of course if you have not had any kiddos yet maybe you can share something about your own arrival???

I must tell you that I had the best pregnancies ever.....I gained each time like 35 pounds....and they only thing I've shared with all three pregnancies was - I have lost my balance a couple of times and fell on my butt, even to the point where I fell on the street and I had to be hospitalized (I think I was like 8 months along).....but other than that I was fine - LOL!!!!

I'm so looking forward hearing from you!!! I will draw a winner this coming Wednesday, June 25th, in the later afternoon!!! Have a great weekend!!!

CLOSED - WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Card for Kerry



Here is my card that I have made for my past Blog Candy Winner Kerry.

Kerry has received her package a couple of days ago and I was telling you all that I would not reveal it until she would receive it.....so here it is.

This card was based on Kerry's favorite Sketch from Julee Tilman's MOJO #2. You can see the Sketch right here.

Hope you like the card???

Now that you have read this..... guess what - I'm close to my 100,000 hit so be prepared for some awesome Blog Candy - all I can say it's gonna be big and you don't want to miss it!!!!

Stay tuned!!!

LSC173 Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.....


What a fun, fun LS Challenge today - it's *NOT* Hip to be square!!! More info right here.

This was the inspiration I was looking for when I wanted to create a card for Little Paper Shop's 2nd Sneak Peak Set called *You're Invited*. It came in so handy - YEAHHH!!!

I have search my house for a *Star* template and thank goodness I have found one.....I have traced and cut the star on a Bashful Blue CS. Next I've dry embossed the CS with the Classy Brass *Shapes* Template from SU.

The sweet little *Giraffe* image is also from Little Paper Shop's May Release called *Farm Yard Fun*.

I have stamped the *Giraffe* with Chocolate Chip and colored it with More Mustard Watercolor Pencil. Next I have stamped the sentiment *Baby Shower* in Bashful Blue Ink. Then I have punched out a 3/4" More Mustard circle and adhered it to the right hand side. To finish the card off I have added a 5 /8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon from SU. The whole image was raised on Stampin Dimensionals. Voila!!!


This is my second card I have created for the Little Paper Shop Sneak Peak. This cute little Invitation Set is called *You're Invited* (same as above).

Basically the same idea but I have made it square 5" x 5".
Plus it was much easier to create - LOL - I know I'm not hip an more - LOL!!!

Hope you like it anyway??? Have a great weekend and I'm off to see what else I can create - so if you like stop by later - I might have a surprise for ya!!!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

WT171 Surprise!!!




Yep - I'm definitely going thru some stampin' withdraws - LOL!!!

I had to make another card...and this time I have made it for the *Ways to Use it* Challenge #171 - using *Rick Rack* Ribbon or etc.

I knew I had some Ribbon somewhere.....I have found these at the $1 Spot over at Target - they are shimmery Turquoise and Pink colors - perfect for today!!!

Based on the Turquoise Ribbon I have started making this card. I have started with a Whisper White base and layered Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Whisper White again on top. Next I have added the image with a Basic Black BG and placed it on Stampin Dimensionals.

The image was colored with SU Markers - So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Pixi Pink, Green Galore. I have added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the present and finished the card off with the Ribbon and Silver Brads.

Don't forget to check out my cards below - some more fun cards with the new June *Sneak Peak* Birthday Surprise Set from Little Paper Shop!!! ~TFL~

Little Paper Shop June Sneak Peek!!!


Hi you all - I love how the say that here in the South!!! Today is the kick off for the Little Paper Shop June Sneak Peek!!!

I have not been stampin' for a while so I went a little crazy yesterday and played a lot with this new Set called *Birthday Surprise*. Isn't it super cute???

Definitely a Set that I'll be using a lot for all the birthday parties that are coming up!!!

On this card I have used the softer look with Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. To make the image stand out a bit more I have used the Basic Black CS for the background.

I have finished it off with a Pink 5/8" Ribbon form Michael's and some Black Brads from SU.


On this card I went a little bolder and more dramatic - LOL!!!

I have used Pixi Pink and Basic Black for the Cardstock.

The cute image was colored with SU Markers - Yoyo Yellow, Pixi Pink and Tempting Turquoise.

The sentiment comes with this Set and I have stamped it with Basic Black Ink.


Here is a combo I have created with these bold colors. Isn't this Set fun and so many possibilities?!?

The square card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I always love how simple Embellishment's - like Brads - can make a card look so different!!!


Here is another softer approch. I have used Pretty in Pink and So Saffron again plus I have added Certainly Celery.
This time I have used matching color Brads and added a fourth color - Bashful Blue.

Hope you like the cards??? Stay tuned for more fun releases!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

YEAHHH - I'm Back!!!

Hello everyone - I'm home again!!! Time does fly by fast and I had a super great time seeing my friend Anneke again!!!

We haven't seen each other for almost 10 years - I know - isn't that crazy?!? We used to live next to each other in Germany and both of our husbands worked for the Military Hospital in Heidelberg.

Anneke was born and raised in the Netherlands and the best part this weekend was - she became an *American Citizen* and I was there when she was sworn in - how super cool is that???

Of course she had a *Party* on Saturday and it was so nice to see her family again and meeting all the neighbors and friends....plus the kids have grown so much in the meantime!!!

It is so funny I was only gone for four days and my girls and husband acted like I was gone for a whole year - LOL!!! I have spent my entire day yesterday and today with my girls and of course I didn't get a chance to stamp either days.......but I'm slowly catching up with things and maybe by tomorrow I'll get a little *ME* time - LOL!!!

It was so sweet of you all to wish me a good time and that you have included me in your prayers!!! It's nice to be home again and I'm so ready to get started again......see ya soon!!!

Hugs,

~Silke~

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'M TAKING A BREAK!!!

HEY EVERYONE - I'M FLYING OFF TOMORROW TO SEE MY FRIEND ANNEKE UP IN SPOKANE, WA, FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND I'LL BE BACK ON MONDAY.....

IT'S ONLY GONNA BE ME, MYSELF AND I AND I'M SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS NICE LITTLE BREAK!!!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

~SILKE~

SC180 Still Hot Granny


When I first saw this fabulous Set called *Still Hot Granny* from Little Paper Shop over on my friend Laura Fredrickson's blog I had to laugh out loud - I thought it was so stinkin' cute - LOL!!!
Laura has made two super awesome cards with this Set and you can see them right here.

Now that I'm almost 40 yrs old I'm seeing some of those *fun* symptom's too....LOL!!!

Anyway - this card is my submission for today's Sketch Challenge and you can see it right here.

I have started out with Whisper White as my base and then added a large layer of So Saffron DP and a square of Basic Black according to the Sketch. Next I have stamped the *Granny* in Basic Black and started coloring the inside with So Saffron and Basic Black Ink using a Blender Pen. I have added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to her outfit and the elegant Black Satin Ribbon (Michael's). I finished the card off with adding some *large* Silver Brads from MM.

Btw - *Granny* is drinking a *Peach* Margarita!!! She is living in a Peach County down South - LOL!!! ~TFL~

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

CC170 and MOJO41 - Just Like You


What a fun Color Combo today - Real Red, Regal Rose and So Saffron. I alway like to add some Basic Black to make the colors *pop* even more.

For this card I have used the layout from Julee Tilman's MOJO Monday Sketch #41 which you can see right here.

I have used the *Just Like You* Set and colored it with Real Red, Regal Rose and Basic Black Markers. The butterfly was also inked in Basic Black and raised with Stampin Dimensionals. The sentiment from this Set was stamped in Real Red.

Isn't this a great Sketch??? Hope you'll find time to play today and don't forget to check out my card I have made for Beate's *Be Inspired* Challenge it's right below this post!!! ~TFL~

BIC17 Fresh Cuts


Good Morning!!!

It's Tuesday again....time for Beate's *Be Inspired* Challenge #17!!!.

Today Beate has chosen a
beautiful Coldwater Pillow.

You all know that I love *Black & White* cards....so this Challenge was a very fun for me.

This Color Combo always looks so elegant and of course that's exactly what I was trying to accomplish with this card as well.

The card was very simple to make....it measures 5" x 5".

I have used Basic Black as my base. Next I've stamped the *Fresh Cuts* image in Basic Black Ink and trimmed it to 3" x 3". The next Basic Black CS layer is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". The Whisper White CS layer is 4" x 4". This whole section was placed on Stampin Dimensionals.

Next I have added the sentiment to the *Styled Silver* Label Holder and attached it with Basic Black Satin Ribbon (Michael's). Then I have centered the image to the base of the card.

Hope you get a chance to play along??? Don't forget to check all the talented ladies from Beate's DT - you can find them on the right hand side of my blog!!!

I'm off to see what's going on over at the SCS Challenge - catch ya later!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Blog Candy Sketch - A Light unto My Path


Good Morning everyone.
Hope you all had a great weekend?

It was very hot here in Georgia and we hung out at the pool in the later afternoons.....plus we shopped till we dropped so to speak....didn't take very long in this heat - LOL!!!

I didn't get to stamp very much, but I've made this card last week for the *Blog Candy Sketch Request*.

This is Beate's WSC31 which was requested by Sandyh50 (no blog info) and by Jennifer L. *Created by Jen*.
For this card I have used the *A Light unto My Path* Set. I love this Set - it is so serene!!!
Here is a little trick on how I have been able to add some extra colors to the image. I have first stamped it with Blue Bayou - stroking the Ink Pad in one direction - love that look. Next I have taken a *baby wipe* and wrapped it around my finger and wiped off the area I wanted to add different colors to.
I have used a Chocolate Chip Marker next and colored in the light house. Then I have taken the River Rock Ink Pad and inked the bottom of this Set. Voila - that's it!!!
I have started out with a Whisper White CS. The image was trimmed around the edges and also placed on a Whisper White CS. Next I have raised these two layers up and added it to a larger Chocolate Chip CS.
The panel on the right hand side started with Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou and Whisper White. Then I have added Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets and *medium* Brads from MM.
The sentiment is from the *Hugs & Wishes* Set and it was inked in Chocolate Chip.
Sandy and Jennifer I hope you like what I have done??? Thanks for playing!!! I love this Sketch too!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

TECC19 - Boho Backgrounds














Hello again!!! Sorry I have kept you waiting, but I had to run around with my girls to find some presents.....

Here is my card I've made for Taylor Van Bruggen's TECC19 Cupcake Challenge. You can see the Sketch right here.

I couldn't go to sleep last night... ...I guess I was to excited about the Inspiration Challenge - LOL!!! Had to get the IC card out of my system first and then I was all wired up.......so I thought I'd tackle this one too.

This card measures 3/14" x 6 1/2". I have used So Saffron as my base and added a layer of Whisper White and for the center I have used Basic Black and another Whisper White.

Next I have pierced above and below the Basic Black CS. The main image is from the *Boho Backgrounds* Set and it was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Black EP. I have punched the image out with a 1 1/2" circle Punch then I've layered it on top of a circle So Saffron CS and a Basic Black scalloped circle - both are cut out Nestie's. I have added a *medium* Silver Brad in the center and the whole medallion was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

The card was looking a little *plain* - so I had to add a strip of So Saffron on top and one on the bottom. I liked that much better!!! The sentiment is from the *Essence of Love* Set and it was stamped it Basic Black.

Hope you like it??? Have a great weekend!!!

It is a 100 F here in GA and I'm taken my girls to the pool - see ya soon!!!

IC131 Happy Birthday


Good Morning everyone!!!

Have you seen today's *Inspiration Piece* that Stephanie has chosen??? If not I have the link for you right here.

I have chosen this picture for my card. I was inspired my the colors and the mirror. After seen the Great Swap Girls Sketch Challenge I knew I wanted to use this layout.

My base is Whisper White. I have added a bigger strip of Bashful Blue and a small strip of Pixi Pink first. Then another smaller strip of Bashful Blue on the bottom. Next I have added the DS Bashful Ribbon.

The main image is from the fabulous *Live Your Dream* Set which I have stamped with Wild Wasabi and Pixi Pink Stampin Spots. The little butterfly was inked in Basic Black. Next I have cut the Basic Black scalloped oval and the center piece with Nestie's. This part was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the *All Holidays* Set and it was also inked in Basic Black. To finish it all off I have added the *medium* Silver Brads from Making Memories.

Hope you like it and maybe you will be inspired by Stephanie's awesome *IC*?!? Stay tuned I have another card coming!!! ~TFL~

Friday, June 6, 2008

ssnotime38 - Happy Birthday


Here is my card for Sharon Johnson's ssnotime#38. Today's challenge is about stamping with a *Silhouette* image.

Of course I had to use my super gorgeous Stamp from *Hero Arts* called *Silhouette Corner*.

Actually this would have been a combined submission for Sharon's and Beate's Challenges until I have messed up....the image ended up to big for the WSC Sketch and I figured I just have to suck it up and make another card.....(hate when that happens - LOL)!!!

At least I had a Sketch already....I have started with a Whisper White card base. Then added the Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie CS. I have adhered the cute DS Wild Wasabi Ribbon. Next I have started piercing along the top and bottom of the CS's.

The image was colored with Pumpkin Pie and my self made Wild Wasabi Blender Pen. The image was raised with Stampin Dimensionals before I have added it onto the card.

The sentiment is from the *All Holidays* Set and I have stamped it with Chocolate Chip and I also pierced right below the sentiment. ~TFL~

Make sure you check out my card below that I have made for Beate's WSC51. Don't want ya to miss it - LOL!!! Have a great weekend!!!

WSC51 A Tree for All Seasons



This card is my submission for Beate's WSC#51. You can check the Sketch right here.
I have started coloring the image from the *A Tree for All Seasons* with Chocolate Chip, Pink Passion and Wild Wasabi (Blender Pen) Markers and stamped it in the center of the square Metal Tag from SU.
Next I have adhered the scalloped CC CS which was cut out with the long rectangle Nestie and trimmed to the 5 1/2" size. Then I have added the Wild Wasabi strip on top and started piercing right along the top. Next I have added the cute Wild Wasabi DS Ribbon.
The image was placed on Stampin Dimensionals before I have added it onto the card. The sentiment is from the *Absolutely Fabulous* Set and I have stamped it with Chocolate Chip Ink right above the tied Ribbon.
~TFL~

Blog Candy Sketch - One of a Kind


This card was made with Angel's favorite Sketch . She has created this Sketch herself and you can see it right here.

Angel also has a blog that you can check out *Angel's Creative World*.

I have started out with layering the Purely Pomegranate CS on top of my Whisper White card base. Then I've stamped the flowers in So Saffron on another WW CS and trimmed the CS down to were I liked it and layered it on top of the PP CS.

Next I have stamped the flowers in Purely Pomegranate and trimmed it down to a panel and layered it on top of the So Saffron and Purely Pomegranate CS. This panel was raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Then I have added the gorgeous Swarovski Crystal's my friend Denise has sent me - aren't they gorgeous??? Next I have stamped the sentiment from this Set in PP and layered it on top of So Saffron. Then I've punched out two little PP 1/4" circles and added the Crystal's on top and adhered it to the large panel.

Angel - thank you for sharing your wonderful Sketch - I had fun playing with it!!! Hope you like what I have done with it???

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Blog Candy Sketch - Spring Solitude


This is a card I have made for Glenda (SCS gallery) and Angie Britt (no blog). They both favor Beate's WSC#29 Sketch which you can see right here .

For this card I have used the fabulous Hostess II Set - *Spring Solitude*. It is such a pretty Set and I don't use it that often....and today I thought it would work great for this particular Sketch!!!

This card measures 5" x 5". I have started out with the long strip of Chocolate Chip CS and adhered it. Next I have added the DS Blue Bayou Ribbon.

For the main image I have stamped the flowers randomly with Pumpkin Pie Ink. Then I have stamped one solid flower image with PP and cut it out. Next I've layered it on top of the main image and added a Copper Brad in the center. The stem and the leaves were colored with Chocolate Chip and Old Olive Markers. The *bird* was inked with Blue Bayou both images were cut out and raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

Next I have used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the sentiment from the same Setand punched it out with a 1" cirlcle Punch. Then I've layered it onto a 1 1/4" circle Blue Bayou CS. It was also raised with Stampin Dimensionals. To finish it all off I have added some Silver Brads. Voila!!!

Glenda and Angie - I hope you like what I have done with your favorite Sketch??? ~TFL~

Look at this!!!


Look at these two cards I have received in the mail yesterday. This stunning first card is from my buddy
Jessica aka *knightrone*.

I already loved this card when I saw it over on SCS and when I opened my mail I almost fell off my chair - Jessie wrote in her gorgeous card that she made this card with my being on her mind the whole time!!! How can you beat that???

Jessie - I love ya - you are probably the sweetest and most caring person on this planet!!! I'm sending you the biggest *HUG* EVER!!!! We'll have to get together soon so I can squeeze you myself - LOL!!! I'm so loving *my* card - thank you so much!!!


This card was made by my BFF on SCS Denise aka peanutbee . She has made it just for me - how super sweet is that???Isn't this awesome??? It's Denise and me eating our favorite ice cream together - he,he,he....

Thank you Denise!!! I love *our* friendship card and the bling you have mailed me!!!
You have made it look so super cute with the *sparkles* and your coloring is flawless!!!

Stay tuned for the next card!!! I have made another Blog Candy *Sketch Favorite*!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

SC179 Path of Life




Here is the card I have made for today's
Sketch Challenge #179. You can see the Sketch right here.

I absolutely love, love this new Set from *Our Daily Bread Design* and it's called *Path of Life*.

I'm so glad a *Christian* Stamp Company has come to the Stampin Market and all of their ideas are just beautiful!!!

I have stamped the image with Basic Black first and then colored it with a couple of different SU Markers - Rose Red, Orchid Opulence, Wild Wasabie (Blender Pen Version), Certainly Celery, Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand and Basic Black.

The Verse was stamped in Chocolate Chip.

It was a fun Sketch to do and I hope you will find time to play too!!! ~TFL~

If you like come and check out my cards I have made for my Blog Candy Sketch - you can only view them here on my blog!!!

BLOG CANDY WINNER!!!




Here is the Winner

Kerry J. said...
This one's an oldie but a goodie! It's one of Julee's mojo sketches.http://poeticartistry.blogspot.com/2007/09/mojo-monday-week-2.htmlThanks for the chance to win!

Please e-mail me under silkeledlow@yahoo.com to claim your prize!!! Don't forget to stop by Kerry's blog.

I will try to make a card with this Sketch next and I will add this card to your prize!!!

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PLAYING!!! I WILL CONTINUE MAKING CARD WITH YOUR FAVORTIE SKETCH SO PLEASE STOP BY AGAIN TO SEE IF I HAVE CHOSEN YOURS....!!!

Blog Candy Sketch - Always





Here is a card I have made for *Sara* (no blog info). Her favorite Sketch is this one from SCS.

I have never participated in this SC and I tought it would be great to make a card with it...- it is a awesome Sketch!!!

You guys really keep me on my toes.... I have really learned so much from the Sketch Challenges that this has become my favorite Challenges.

For this card I have used the *Always* Set. I have started out with stamping the image first with Chocolate Chip *Classic* Ink and then again with Chocolate Chip *Craft* Ink. The Craft Ink image was embossed with *Clear* EP and I have cut it out and raised it with Stampin Dimensionals on top of the first stamped image.

The half circle was cut with the round Coluzzle Template and I have used the gorgeous *Afternoon Tea* DP from the Occasions Brochure. The scalloped rectangle was cut with the Nestie and I have used Groovy Guava CS. The sentiment was also stamped in CC Ink and I have pierced right underneath it.

Of course I had to add the yummy Satin Chocolate Chip Ribbon plus some Silver Brads.

Sara I hope you like your card??? Stay tuned the *BLOG CANDY WINNER* is coming up!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

CC169 Thank You



The colors for today's Color Combo are Blue Bayou,
Soft Sky and Real Red. It's definitely a combo I would not choose everyday - kinda tough!!!

I grabbed my Catalog for some inspiration and came across the *Block Party* Set on Page 13. I really liked how SU has made the bag look with this Set.
I think I'll have to remember this Set for the next birthday party - I could make some great treat bags with it!!!

For this card I have started out with Blue Bayou as my base. Then I have layered the Whisper White CS on top and a strip of Soft Sky across.

Next I have used the Stamp Set and stamped it first with Soft Sky and then with Real Red Ink. I have trimmed the Real Red sections to fit on top of the Soft Sky print and adhered them.

Then I have cut a scalloped long rectangle Nestie and adhered the image. I have raised the image with Stampin Dimensionals. Before adding it to the card I have tied a DS Blue Bayou Ribbon in the center of the card and finished it off with some Styled Silver Brads.

Have a great day and ~TFL~!!!

BIC16 and Blog Candy Sketch



Good Morning!!!

It's Tuesday again and it's time for Beate's "Be Inspired" Challenge #16.

Today I've combined the BIC with my Blog Candy Sketch.
I have chosen Julee Tilman's request to try this Sketch right here. I thought it would work wonderful with the inspiration piece.


First of all I was so excited the Julee had played in my Blog Candy Game.....that I took her sketch and matched it with the super *Floral Whimsy* Stamp Set from Verse Visual. Which gave me the inspiration for this card - with all the lovely flowers and colors.

The colors I have used on my card are Bashful Blue, Apricot Appeal, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White CS.

For the *Floral Whimsy* image I have used Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Apricot Appeal and Purely Pomegranate.
Then I have added a *Brown Scrapper's Floss* from Karen Foster right on top of the vase and tied it into a bow. I thought that was just tooooo cute - LOL!!! To balance the card out I have added two *Silver Flower Brads* from the *Styled Silver* SU Hardware.
Hope you like my card??? I'm off to the next request.
Please check out all the other ladies from Beate's BI Team. You can find them on the right hand side of my blog.
YOU HAVE ONE MORE DAY TO SIGN UP FOR MY BLOG CANDY!!! PLS GO DOWN A COUPLE OF POSTS AND SIGN UP!!! ~TFL~

Monday, June 2, 2008

GREAT NEWS!!!


I have some wonderful news to share with you all!!!

Over the weekend Julia Betemps from *Little Paper Shop* has asked me to join her Designer Team!!! Of course I was so honored and flattered at the same time that I have said yes....

If you have not seen Julia's wonderful shop yet please stop by there and check it out right here.

Julia has also chosen a great group of other Design Team Members and you can check them out right here

* Bonnie- The Lucky Clucker
* Sarah- My Scrapbook Table
Julia - Addicted to Paper
Allison - Stampin' When I Can
Chelsey - Musings of a Teenaged Stamper
Elyssa - Confessions of A Teenage Scrapper
Laura - Scrapnextras
Renée - Stamping for Sanity


Guest DT (June) Kelly - Crafting Creatively
Guest DT (May) Ellie - Scrapbook Mama


I'm looking forward creating some wonderful cards with Julia's fun, fun Stamp Sets and I hope you will come by and check them out!!! Have fun blog hopping now!!! ~TFL~

A card from my DD Sarah


Hello everyone!!! Today is my 14th Wedding Anniversary and my super wonderful husband Jerry surprised my with a gorgeous bouquet of red Roses this morning. I didn't see that one coming - LOL - the two of us went out this weekend already and we had a yummy, yummy dinner together. I thought that was it....I thought it was so thoughtful of him to do that!!!

What can I say - I'm a lucky women to be married to a great guy!!!

I also wanted to share the card my DD Sarah has made for our special day. How super sweet is she??? I have to admit she is very talented too - she must have inherited this gene from no other than her momma - LOL!!!

She definitely shares my passion for glitter - he,he,he!!! Don't you think it is a pretty card???

I think she has used some wonderful colors....too!!!

Thanks for looking and if you like it please leave Sarah a comment I will let her read it later....

Sunday, June 1, 2008

GSG Swap Card - Father Knows Best




Hope you all had a great weekend???

Mine was wonderful!!! We had super beautiful weather here in Georgia and we hung out at the pool...
My DH Jerry took my out on Saturday evening for our *early* Anniversary Dinner - YUMMY!!! I loved it!!!

We planned on going to the Movies as well, but we both were to full and we didn't want to stay in line at about 90 Fahrenheit at 7:00 pm - NO WAY - LOL !!! Instead we went home and spent time with our three Diva's - LOL!!!

Since I was a complete *slacker* this weekend I wanted to at least share my *first* GSG Swap Card with you.

I have made this card with the MOJO #32 Sketch from Julee Tilman's blog which you can visit right here. Please look thru all of Julee's awesome Sketches and I bet you will get inspired!!!

The Stamp Set is from *Papertrey Ink* and it's called *Father Knows Best* - remember this special day is June 15th!!!

I have made a similar card the other day and you can see it here. I basically used the left overs I had from the Swap....~TFL~

DON'T FORGET TO SIGN UP FOR THE BLOG CANDY - WHICH YOU CAN FIND A COUPLE OF POST'S BELOW!!! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEND ME A LINK TO YOUR FAVORITE SKETCH!!!

I'll try to start working with my first Sketches from your requests tomorrow!!!

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