Saturday, July 4, 2009

OCC Challenge including Stamp Simply #94, IC187 and a BONUS CARD


What a wonderful day to celebrate this amazing country and the proud & brave soldiers who serve and served this country!!!

I don't know if I ever mentioned that my husband served 11 years in the Army?!? Jerry was at VMI (Virginia Military Institute) before he became a Commissioned Officer. Jerry fought in two Combat Zones during his assignment!!! I was always so proud of him doing so plus we met when he severed his first 3 year tour in Germany!!!

The Army gave him so many opportunities and opened so many doors for his future!!! Jerry was selected to a prestige Master's Degree Program in Health Care Administration. On our 2nd tour to Germany he had the opportunity to be in the 1st ever PH.D. Program in Organizational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Due to his perfect grades and determination in the Master's Degree he finished his thesis first !!! Well, can you tell I'm a proud wife - LOL?!?

Going back to my card.....This month OCC Challenges are hosted by my sweet, funny and super talented friend Jenny Gropp :)!!! She is challenging us today to use *RED, WHITE AND BLUE* colors on our card/project!!! Please stop by the OCC Blog to see all the samples and to find out all the news!!!!

I also combined my card with the Stamp Simply #94 Challenge - by adding *Stars and Stripes*!!!

I chose the fab Vintage Basket Set from PTI with the *4th of July* theme!!!

Make sure to stop by the OCC ladies to see their creations - Cindy, Jennifer, Vicki, Frances, Loretta, Jenny and Joycelyn.

Stamps: Vintage Basket (PTI)
Cardstock: White, Real Red, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Memento Black, Copic and Prisma Markers - N1, R29 and PM-125
Accessories: Ribbon and Silver Pearls (Michael's), Piercing Tool and Mat Pack (SU)
Technique: Piercing and Coloring with Copic's


Here is a fun card for someone very special!!!

TURNING *40* !!!

Welcome to the club - GF!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY SWEET FRIEND!!! I hope you have an extra special day today!?!

I think it's fun turning *40* and trust me it's not a bad age at all - LOL!!! I love being 4o and I embrace it!!!

For this card I used this super fun Stamp Set from Our Little Paper Shop called Still Hot Granny. Denise loves the color purple too, so I thought I'd make it in this color group :)!!!

Hope you like the card - GF - it's on it's way to your house!!! Big birthday hugs!!!

If you have time swing by Denise's blog and wish her a happy birthday as well!!!

Stamps: Still Hot Granny (Little Paper Shop)
Ink: Memento Ink, Copic Markers -
Cardstock: White, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Guide Lines (PTI)
Accessories: Silver Pearl (Michael's), Scor-it, Scalloped Edge Punch (SU)
Technique: Scoring


This is my last card - I made it for today's IC187 - I chose this beautiful inspiration poster.

I used the beautiful newly released Mother Teresa Set from Our Daily Bread Designs. I so love the lotus flower in this Set and the wonderful quotes from Mother Teresa!!!

Hope you like it???

Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for stopping by!!! Hugs ~S~

Stamp Set: Mother Teresa (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Victorian Rose (Our Daily Bread Designs), Basic Black
Cardstock: White
Patterned Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade (SU)
Accessories: So Saffron Ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Spellbinder Die


Denise Marzec said...

You're a *poet* and don't *know it*...hee!...Lordy, Lordy, I'm turning 40...very cute, gf! Love Love LOOOOOOVE my birthday card. It's 7 a.m., I'm sitting here with my coffee, not fully awake...and Laughing my butt off!! Thank you, girl. You just made my day!!

You've been a BUSY girl with all these cards...and each and everyone is SPECTACULAR...just like you. {BIG HUGS}

Lovely Linda said...

Wow, you have been busy Silke...and now we know, not only do you do elegant so well, but also funny! Great cards, each in their own right...but I am partial to Denise's 40th b'day card! I am a survivor of 40 and have found the secret - denial...LOL!! Great cards Silke, thank you for sharing and as always, inspiring! God bless you and your family. Happy 4th of July!!!

Carol L said...

I enjoyed the story about your DH and I can tell you're VERY proud of his accomplishments:) All 3 cards are wonderful as always........each has it's own special Silke touch :)
I'm particularly fond of the IC card with the double-stamped sentiment panel and the fabulous colors, but they're all amazing creations!
Happy July 4th to you and yours!!

StampOwl said...

fabulous cards Silke

Cindy Haffner said...

Love all your cards Silke!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, your blog is full of so much inspiration today!! All of your designs are special, as always!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July!

The Rubber Maid said...

Wonderful cards all of them and turning 40 for your friend...Yikes wish I could have that pleasure again. Pat

LorettaL said...

Holy Shamolies you have been busy in the very bestest way, Silke!!! Gorgeous trio today!!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

Week after week you inspire!!! Beautiful work...again!!

Anonymous said...

Silke, Happy 4th!!! I loved hearing about your hubby, I can just hear the pride in your post and well deserved!! Awesome card today, my friend!! Yep and how about that Denise - born on the 4th!!

Ann said...

These are all wonderful, Silke! That patriotic card is just perfect, and I love (and own) that birthday set you used for Denise's card.

Stacy Morgan said...

These are all so perfecty wonderful! Your piercing on the RWB is awesome. Great sentiment on your birthday card and I really like the flower behind the sentiment on the last one. You know I love your style. I was just telling Julie this the other day. She said that we are very similar. Yours I would have to say is a step ahead though. ;0) but I can use that be a goal. hee hee
Tell your DH thank you for his time of service from my family! We appreciate all he did and sacrificed while serving! I think its WONDERFUL that you are so proud and share that so willingly! I hope you have a safe and happy 4th! Hugs...

Unknown said...

Those are all beautiful cards, Silke!! Especially I love B-day card for Denise!! Thanks for a laugh :)

shulsart said...

Silke, what a great 4th of July card. Love the color block look and the basket is adorable. You have a right to be proud of your husband and we should all be grateful for the men and women serving in the Armed Forces. Happy 4th

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, would you look at all that eye candy!! Gorgeous work as always!!

Kelley said...

Your DH soundsw like a great guy, now wonder you are so proud! Love all your cards, especailly your MT card. Those colors are fabulous!

Linda Carson said...

Please tell Jerry "THANK YOU" for his service to our country!! He's a hero in my book!

Grace said...

Hi Silke! These are ALL fantastic! I don't know how you do it!!! I have a houseful so haven't stamped in a couple days! I love the 40 card for Denise.. there is life after 40... I can attest! I'm especially in love with the Lotus... what a beautiful job! Love the dp on that! I have a great ic in my mind but there's no way with everyone here... maybe next week I'll attempt it. Great job my friend! Happy 4th and you have a lot to be proud of in your hubby... nice that you shared his accomplishments with us!

Dawn B. said...

I am cracking up at the Denise card. LOL. That is perfect for her birthday. My 40s have been great. I love the patriotic and Lotus cards too. That basket set is at the top of my list. I love your info about your hubby. It is so sweet. Have a super day...

Joanne (jojot) said...

ah.....40.........was long time ago, but I remember it of my best birthdays evah!!! Now I am facing another milestone....a much BIGGER milestone birthday in November.....the 60th......OMG.....inside me is a teenager wondering why her legs and body doesn't work like it used to to stamping.....well, you are the queen of elegance and crispness....and do every card so well that I have a hard time saying the same thing in different ROCK

Nancy Riley said...

Silke, you are one BUSY stamper! WOW! These are some fabulous designs!

Happy 4th to you and your family!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Silke :) LOVE all three cards but I especially LOVE your OOC design. I hope you had a wonderful 4th!

LOTS of hugs, Jennifer :)

Unknown said...

Amazing hubby, amazing cards, amazing person!!
Hugs Viv xx

Barbara said...

All of these cards are fabulous, Silke!!! Just fabulous!! My fave is the OCC/Stamp Simply card--I'm so glad you played along with us! I just ordered that set--hope I can turn out a card *half* as gorgeous as yours with it!

Jenny Gropp said...

Amazing cards -- loved hearing about your hubby -- you should be proud!!! Loved the perfect piercing on the RWB -- mine is never that straight! I think it is then when I'm done and take a second look - it looks like a drunk person did it! Your 40 card -- too much... I just have a few years and you can send it to me.
Hope you are feeling better!!!

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous suite of cards, girl!!!! Love them all!!! The HB card of for Denise made me LOL!!! The sentiment says it all!!! Love it!!! Wonderfully done, Silke!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hope your 4th of July was exciting just like the 3 cards you have posted!! Fantastic eye candy... :) Love the 40th card as I'm hitting the 41st this month... LOL I can't believe I told you! (Or the world!) I'd be proud of your hubby to with all his military achievements... so giving and we appreciate it!! TFS Silke!! :)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Each card is so awesome! You are so matter which style you choose!!!!