Monday, November 30, 2009

FTTC44, CAS43 Merry Christmas

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

It's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC44 - wahoooo!!! Are you ready to get your stampin' stuff out???

Maki is our challenge host today and she is challenging us to a Clean & Simple *CAS*- style card/project!!! Love this's easy...and fast to make lots and lots of holiday cards!!! Hope you have time to play along???

I actually combined the FTTC44 with the CAS43 - Autumn Make Over Challenge. I took this sweet little card as my inspiration and turned it into this.......

I started out by scoring my card base. Next I inked up the the gorgeous Winter Bouquet Set - couldn't help myself but to use it again :) !!! The sentiment is from the Christmas Wreath Set.

I colored the bouquet with these Copic Markers - Falling Leaves, Holly and Lilac Collection - available at the Flourishes Store.

Next I bedazzled the bouquet....actually I think I used a little bit too much Glitter - oooops!!! Sorry my photos came out a bit blurry...I think my camera was blinded by all the sparkle :) - he,he,he!!!

Please don't forget to stop by Betty, Cindy, Dee, Kimberly and Maki's Blog for their take on the Challenge!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by today!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Winter Bouquet, Christmas Wreath (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - Falling Leaves, Holly and Lilac Collection. Plus E47, R35, E000 and N0
Cardstock: White, Red Riding Hood
Accessories: Scor-it, Striped Ribbon, Glitter, Ticket Punch, Silver Pearls
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

More photos!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Here are a few more photos from our Disney trip and my new car!!! I really love my new rides soooo smooth!!! Please click on the photos to see them close up!!!

Miriam's best time was having lunch at the Disney Castle!!! As we entered we took family photos with Cinderella. It's part of the dining package....did I mention this was the most expensive luncheon I ever had - LOL???? But it was fun and seeing Mimi's eyes sparkle...was priceless!!!

We had to wait a few minutes before we were we asked the girls to pose for us :)

As we were dining...the Princesses came around, gave autographs and took pictures with the families...Miriam loved it!!! Here is Mimi with Belle and Aurora!!!

This is at Island of Adventure....the JAW's Ride - soooo fun!!! It scared the heck out of our little Miriam...she jumped right into Jerry's lap - he,he,he!!! She did enjoy taking the photo with her sister though!!!

This was at Universal Studios...the Simpson ride...awesome!!! It's an animated fast speed ride and our poor Rebecca was a bit dizzy afterwards - LOL!!!

Hope you enjoyed the photos?!?

Have a fun day and I hope to see you again's time for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge as well as the Our Daily Bread Designs Release Blog Hop!!! Plus today is the kick off for the Stamper's Dream Team to show you some JustRite Projects!!! You don't want to miss it!!!
Hugs ~S~

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Disney Photos!!!

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

As promised here are some vacation photo's from the *Ledlow Gang*!!! Starting off with a photo of my sweet hubby Jerry and me!!!

My oldest daughter Sarah was so gracious to take this me this doesn't happen very often - LOL!!!! Jerry and I consider ourselves very lucky - LOL!!!

Please click on the photos to see them close up.....!!!

I was hoping it would not be as crowded....but I was only wishful was packed!!! I can't believe no one has stepped in front of our picture taking....?!?

Here is a photo of my sweet Rebecca who still enjoys getting her face painted!!!

This is the first year neither one of our girls has fallen asleep before or during the parade!!! Not because the parade is boring....he,he,he....but usually one of them would fall asleep because they are soooooooo excausted!!!

If you have never been to Disney...let me tell's truly magical and we enjoy it everytime!!! Unfortunately it cost you an arm and a leg....but it's worth every penny!!! But for right now I need at least a 5 year break before I even think about going again - LOL!!!! I have a few more photos to show stay tuned!!!
Have a great day!!! Hugs ~S~

Saturday, November 28, 2009

IC208,OCC Challenge - it's a Sketch!!!

Howdy friends!!! We are back!!!

We had a wonderful time at Disney and we managed to squeeze in *Universal Studios* and *Island of Adventure*!!! Let me just feet are still killing me from all the walking!!!

Magic Kingdom was awesome, but a bit crowded so was Animal Kingdom!!! We were so lucky to have lunch with all the *Princesses* at the castle - without reservation - and Miriam said this was her BEST birthday e-v-e-r !!! Mission accomplished - LOL!!!

Silly we were rushing out the door last week I forgot my camera and ended up buying some disposable cameras :( . I have them developed and share some photos with you tomorrow!!!

Can you believe is already the end of November and tomorrow is the 1st Advent!?! How did this happen???I know it was a busy month for me... I already created some new cards for this upcoming week and I can't wait to show them off...hope you'll stop by again???

Starting off with today's OCC's Jennifer's last week hosting and she is challenging us to this fun Sketch!!!

I combined this OCC Challenge with today's IC208 - Oliebollen. What a fun little shop....and after looking thru all the fun stuff I got stuck on this super duper cute ornament fits the Sketch perfectly!!!

It's a pretty straight forward Sketch and here is my take on it.......

I used the beautiful Banner of Joy Set from Penny Black!!! (Unfortunately this Set has sold out at the Stamper's Dream Store!!!) Check out some some other cards I've made with this Set right HERE!!!!

For the the sentiment I used the JustRite Times Roman Upper and Lower Case Font Set.

Wonder where the red comes in....for some funny reason I'm stuck on using *red* these days...I guess it's my favorite color for the holiday season :) !?!? I made this a monochromatic look using Red Riding Hood and Vintage Cream!!! The size of my card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".

Hope you like it??? Please stop by the OCC Blog for all the Samples from the Team!!!

Have a great remaining weekend!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Banner of Joy (Penny Black), Times Roman Upper and Lower Case Font Set (JustRite)
Ink: Red Riding Hood (SU)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Accessories: Striped Ribbon (SU), Gold Cord, Gold Pearls, Button, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC43!!!

Happy day everyone!!!

I'm still enjoying my family time in Orlando....we'll be heading home tomorrow!!!

I managed to stamp ahead for today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC43!!! This is a special FTTC for me, because my sweet blogging friend Carol aka *Our Little Inspiration* is our Guest Stamper today - wahooooo!!!

Carol has challenged us to create a *Thank You* Christmas card.....I guess it's only proper to say *thank you* after you have received all your wonderful holiday gifts - LOL!!! Hope you get lots of them too :) ?!?

Here is my take on the Challenge.......

I used the gorgeous new Winter Bouquet Set.

The bouquet was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers from the Holly, Dahlia and Sunflower Collection.

I used FTTC42 Sketch from last week...and made it a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" size. At last I bedazzled the image with Glitter and added the Satin Ribbon.

Hope you like it?!?

Make sure to check out Betty, Cindy, Dee, Makiko and our Guest Designer Carol.

Thank you for stopping by today!!! I wish you all a wonderful *Thanksgiving*!!! Hope you get to spend it with your family and friends!?!?!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Winter Bouquet (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - Holly, Dahlia, Sunflower Collection plus N0, W00 and E47
Cardstock: White, So Saffron
Design Paper: Real Red Patterns
Accessories: Glitter, Satin Ribbon, Silver Pearls, SU Key Tag Punch
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

OCC Color Challenge!!!

Happy weekend everyone!!!

When you read this post...the *Ledlow Family* will be on their way to a quick Disney Vacation in Orlando!!! We haven't been in awhile and thought this would be a fun little getaway!!! It's only a few hours from our house and it's actually an early birthday present for our little Miriam!!! She is finally tall enough to get on some of the fun kid rides...and she can't hardly contain herself - LOL!!!

I promise I will share some photos with you all when we get back!!! Oh and before I car search was successful and we bought a brand spankin' new GMC Arcadia - l.o.v.e it!!! This is my first time driving a GMC and what an's the best car e-v-e-r (at least for me - LOL)!!! I will also take photos of my new baby and share it with you soon!!!

Moving on to today's OCC Challenge......Jennifer is hosting a Color Challenge over at the OCC Blog.

I combined today's OCC card with two other Challenges.....first is the IC207 - aimoobaroo. I was inspired by these cute little buttons, but tried to limit it to the OCC colors!!!

The second Challenge is this weeks FS145. The lucky Stamper this week is no other then the fabulous Dawn Easton. Dawn has a gorgeous gallery and I really enjoy her clean simple lines!!! Congrats Dawn!!!

After a searching for a card I decided to settle on this beauty!!! The changes I made are - different colors, stamp set, size plus I added the *misting* technique.

For my card I used the SU *Inspired by Nature* and the *With Gratitude* Set.

I inked the flower image with Close to Cocoa and Pumpkin Pie using the small Stampin' Spots. I also added some *spots* onto the top of the flower image using a Chocolate Chip Marker. Next I bedazzled the flower with some Glitter and added some matching Satin Ribbon.

The sentiment was inked in Chocolate Chip and I added some piercing right below!!!

For all the Samples from the team please stop by the OCC Blog!!! Hope you find time to play along with us?!?

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you get to enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Inspired by Nature, With Graditute (SU)
Ink: Close to Cocoa & Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Spot, Chocolate Chip Ink & Marker
Cardstock: White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Design Paper: Chocolate Chip Patterns Collection (SU)
Accessories: Glitter, Ribbon, Silver Pearls
Techique: Misting
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Friday, November 20, 2009

LSC247, MTSC48 Glory To God.....

Happy TGIF everyone!!!

Just one more day before we head to Disney - wahoooo!!!

I still have to pack, but what the heck I had to make a card - LOL!!!

This card is for today's LSC247 - creating a Long and Tall card!!!! I'm using the beautiful MTSC48 Sketch for my layout!!!

This card measures 3 1/2" x 7". I used the Our Daily Bread Design - Christmas Verses and Luke 2:11 Set.

The sentiment and the poinsettia were inked in Memento Black. The poinsettia was colored with Copic Markers. I trimmed the flower and added some Royal Red Shimmerz. To decorated the card a bit more I added the Silver Pearls and the MS Leaf Punch.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Luke 2:11, Christmas Verses (ODBD)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - R29, R89 and N0
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Deck the Halls - Mini Dot (TPC Studio avail. at Archiver's)
Accessories: Silver Pearls, Scor-It, Royal Red Shimmerz, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card Size: 3 1/2" x 7"

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Stampers Dream - JustRite!!!

Howdy friend!!!

I've been buys shopping for a new car......unfortunately my stampin' time was limited the last few days....but I finally had some time to make a card for the TECC91 Sketch - wahhooo.

I'm using this super sweet snowman image from the JustRite - Old Fashion Christmas Borders & Centers Set. The *snow fun* sentiment was created with this Time New Roman Font Set.

The card is pretty straight forward.....I used some fun colors - Tangerine Tango, New Leaf and White.

The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. I added some Glitter right around the circle of the image and the sentiment.

The Green CS was embossed with the Snowflakes CB Folder. The bottom part of the card was scored in 1/4" intervals. To dress it up a bit I added the Silver Pearls.

Hope you like it??? Don't forget to swing by the Stamper's Dream Store, because Michelle has a 20 % SALE on the Christmas JustRite Sets!!!

Have a fabulous day!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Old Fashion Christmas Borders & Centers, Time New Roman Font (JustRite), Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - YR07, R22, R27, E47, G07, W00 and N0, Cardstock: White, New Leaf (PTI), Design Paper: Tangerine Tango Patterns Collection (SU), Accessories: Glitter, Silver Pearls, Scor-It, Brown Satin Ribbon, Circle Spellbinder Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, *Snowflakes* Cuttlebug Folder

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - my turn!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

As you all know it was a crazy weekend for me...but thank goodness I'm in a happier spirit today...!!! Thank you for praying for my family....I passed it on and it's deeply appreciated!!!

There is nothing better than some *stampin' therapy* when you have the blues - right??? Which leads me to today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge - FTTC42!!!

Guess's my time to host it!!! I'm so excited to bring you a Sketch that I like to use a lot and I'm really looking forward seeing what you all come up with!!!

The Sketch itself is pretty straight forward....

I took a more *traditional* approach on my card today.....

I finally had a chance to ink up my beautiful Dove & Holly Set.

The colors I used are - Real Red, Handsome Hunter and White.

The image itself was inked in Memento Black and it was colored with several different new Copic Markers that are available at the Flourishes Store!!! For this particular card I used the Holly, Fuschia, Cool Neutrals and Warm Neutrals.

At last I bedazzled the image with some Glitter, added the Red Checker Ribbon, Button and the Silver Pearl.

Please make sure to stop by Betty, Cindy, Dee, Kimberly and Makiko's blog for their take on the Sketch!!!

Have fun playing...I'll be checking!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Dove & Holly (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - Holly, Warm Neutral, Cool Neutrals &
Fuschia Collection plus W00
Cardstock: White, Real Red, Handsome Hunter
Accessories: Petals-A-Plenty SU EF, Red Checker Ribbon, Button and Silver Pearl, Glitter

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Some sad news and some fun news!!!

Hello my fellow stampin' friends!!!

What a roller coaster ride this week has been!!! It started out really fun and as of yesterday we were overshadowed with some very sad 52 yr old stepbrother passed away of pneumonia....he was admitted into a German hospital a few days ago and two days ago he was placed into a deep coma....which he never made it out off!!! SHOCKER!!! The doctors are not a 100% sure if pneumonia was the only reason he suffered from.....I'm not sure if his immediate family is calling for an autopsy?!?

Unfortunately we were not very close, but he always treated me very kindly when I came home to visit!!! My heart is very saddened by his unexpected loss!!!

Please keep his family in your prayers as they see thru this difficult time!!! Thank you!!!

On a happier note....I *socialized* this Wednesday as my friend Penny and I met up with some super sweet and fun stampin' friends from the Atlanta area!!!

After talking about meeting f-o-r-e-v-e-r...we finally decided to do so!!! We - Julie Warner, Robin Kirkpatrick, Sue Prather (who doesn't have a blog or SCS gallery yet for me to link you to, but who has blown us away with her fabulous cards!!!), Penny Allen, my fellow OCC girl Jenny Gropp - met at Olive Garden. After having a yummy luncheon with lots of laughter we decided to hop over to my favorite store *Archiver's* - wahoooo!!!

Here is a photo of me and Sue.

We did some serious shopping at Archiver's we caught...... Julie action - LOL - got ya GF!!!

I had such a wonderful time. There is nothing better to meet some friends that you have so much in common with and instantly feel connected to!!! I'm already looking forward to our next meeting which hopefully we'll be in February - wahooooo!!!

Thank you girls for making this a fun day for Penny and me!!!

Before I go I would like to remind you that I'm still have some SU Stamps that need a good new home!!! Click right HERE to see what is still available!!! I will ship internationally - no problemo!!!!

Hugs ~S~

Saturday, November 14, 2009

OCC, IC206 *Oh come and let us adore him.....*

Happy Saturday!!!

Hope you all are doing well??? It's been a super busy week.....I shopped a lot (some x-mas and som just for me!!!), took a trip with my friend Penny up to Atlanta to meet some stampin' friends.....I will post about this trip tomorrow!!!

My hubby was not feeling well - poor guy was hit hard with some serious allergy attacks!!! Needless to say he was miserable and I took over the Ledlow Fort - LOL!!!

Thank goodness it's weekend and after taking some heavy duty allergy meds my hubby is doing much better too!!!!

Anyway - I know you are here for the OCC Jennifer has created a combo *postcard Sketch/Inspiration* Challenge. You can get inspired by either or!!!

I went with the Sketch.....The front of my postcard looks like this.

The reason I used the beautiful Blessed Christmas Set from Our Daily Bread was inspired by the IC206 - Lorelie Kay Designs.

This super gorgeous *red brooch* caught my eye and I decided to use the poinsettia image for it!!! The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. After coloring the image I added some Pearl Glimmer Mist.

The frame of my postcard was punched out with the new Martha Stewart Scallop 3-Dot Combo Punch.

Here is a picture of the mailing side....very plain, but it serves the purpose!!! I added the lines with a Black Marker....I still have some of the Clear Envelopes and I plan on mailing them this way!!!

Please make sure to check out all the samples over at the OCC Blog!!! I hope we have inspired you to play along!?!?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Blessed Christmas (ODBD)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - No, G14, R29 and R37
Cardstock: Real Red, White
Accessories: Pearl Glimmer Mist, MS Loop Punch, Silver Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals, Scissor, Scor-Pal

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Stamper's Dream - Penny Black week!!!

Happy Thursday!!!

Stamper's Dream is showing off some of the fabulous Penny Black Stamps this week and by now you have probably seen the fabulous cards the Stamper's Dream Team created so far!?! If not.... make sure to check them out!!!

I have the list below and I linked each individual card to the stamper and the day!!! But before you run off to check them out I would like to share my card with you....!!!

I have the pleasure showing you this super duper cute *Sweet Snowman* image. I had soooooo much fun coloring this sweet guy!!!

The DP was embossed with the Snowflakes CB Folder. I added some matching Blue Satin Ribbon and the Baby Blue Gemstones. As you can tell I had to add lots and lots of Glitter.

Hope you like it??? Now you can run and check out everyone else.....

Today - Michelle, Denise , Amy
Tuesday - Michelle, Becca , Tosh
Wednesday - Michelle, Laurie, Denise
Thursday - Michelle, Laurie and Me
Friday - Michelle, Tosh , Amy

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Set: Sweet Snowman (Penny Black), Font Set (JustRite)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers & Prisma Marker - C0, C1, B37, G07, G24, R22, R35, W00, Y35,YR09, PM-202 and Colorless Blender
Cardstock: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Tangerine Tango (SU)
Design Paper: Summer Picnic (SU)
Accessories: Glitter, Baby Blue Gemstones, Blue Satin Ribbon (PTI), 1 1/4", 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Snowflakes EF, Stampin' Dimensionals
Technique: Dry Embossing, Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SSS28 Glory to God

Happy Wednesday!!!

I saw this awesome SSS28 Sketch the other day and I've been wanting to make a card with it!!! I'm actually a bit late for the actually challenge, but better now then never......!!!

I used the new ODBD November Sets - Luke 2:11 and Christmas Verses.

The card base was scored in 1/4" intervals. The Black CS was punched on top and bottom with a MS Punch. I also added some piercing right above and below the Bible Verse.

The *poinsettia* was cut out..... and after coloring it I added some Angel Wing Shimmerz. To dress the card up a bit I added some punched out leaves, Black Kaiser Pearls and some Silver Pearls.

Before I go I want to remind you that I'm selling a whole bunch of Stampin' Up Sets...make sure to check them out right HERE !!

Thank you for stopping by today!!! Have a great day!!!

~Supply List~

Stamp Sets: Luke 2:11, Christmas Verses (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink: Memento Black, Copic Markers - R30, R32, W00 and Colorless Blender
Cardstock: So Saffron Long Note Card, White, Basic Black (SU)
Accessories: MS Punches, Piercing Tool and Mat Pack, Black Kaiser Pearls, Silver Pearls, Scor-it, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Scissor
Technique: Scoring, Coloring with Markers
Card Size: 3 1/4" x 7"

Monday, November 9, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - FTTC41!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Did you all have a wonderful weekend??? Ours was busy....two birthday, playtime....stampin'....trying to sale my SU Stamps....etc., but it was all good!!!

Which leads me to today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday (FTTC41) - wahooooo!!!! Today the Blog Design Team is celebrating *Flourishes Release Week* with you. We are sharing with you the *Fancy Labels* Set..... one of 5 Sets to release this Friday!!!

Dee Jackson is our challenge host this week. In keeping with the *Fancy Labels* Set, Dee is challenging us to decorate *Boxes and Bags* - love it!!!! You decide if you want to make a box or a bag to house anything from homemade treats to knitted mittens! We cannot wait to see what you create!!!

I had two idea with this new Set......first is my *gift bag*. Please click on the photos to see them better!!!

I started out by inking the bag randomly with one of the new flourished images. Next I added the Designer Paper, the *Corrugated Cardboard* the awesome *Gift Wrap Garland* I found at Walmart!!!

My next step was to create a *tag* to go with the bag. Again I inked one of the flourished images from the new Set around the *tag* plus the sentiment in the center. To finish the bag off I added the Checker Ribbon, Red Scrap Floss, the Kaiser Pearls and the decorative Tissue Paper.


My second idea was to create a little *Favor Bag*.

I thought this would be a fun idea to giveaway to neighbors, teachers....of course I included some yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!

The bag itself was cut out with the Sizzix *Fancy Favor Die*. Very quick to make.....after adhering it I added the handle with some fancy Brads, the center Design Paper, the Chocolate Satin Ribbon, the new image *tag* and the yummy Cookies!!! The *tag* was decorated with some of the new Pearls available at Flourishes.

Hope we have inspired you to play along today....?!?

Please make sure to check out Betty, Cindy, Dee, Kimberly and Makiko's Blog for their take on today's Challenge and don't forget to swing by the Flourishes Blog to see the new *Sneak Peeks* !!!

~Supply List~ 1st bag

Stamp Set: Fancy Labels (Flourishes) will be released November 13th!!!
Ink: Real Red SU, Cottage Ivy & Desert Sand (Memento)
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Ski Slope (SU)
Accessories: Checker Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Red Scrap Floss, Garland (Walmart), Large Marvy Uchida Tag Punch, Tissue Paper

~Supply List~ 2nd bag

Stamp Set: Fancy Labels (Flourishes) will be released November 13th!!!
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: White
Design Paper: Ski Slope (SU)
Accessories: Sizzix Fancy Favor (SU), Pearls, Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Brads , 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches

Saturday, November 7, 2009

OCC Inspiration Challenge!!!

Happy Saturday!!!

Oh.... I'm so thrilled you liked the photos of my girls yesterday!!! I'm indeed a proud mommy!!!

Starting today we have a new challenge host over at the OCC's Jennifer Meyer!!! Jennifer is challenging us to create a card/project from this *inspiration photo*......

I took my inspiration from the *leaves*.......

When I saw the IC photo.....I was planning and searching for a *pumpkin* stamp...but believe it or not I don't have one *single* pumpkin stamp - crazy huh??? But then I came a cross this beautiful *Autumn Meadows* DP from SU and figured it would work perfectly for a *Fold Card* :)!!!
Yeah.... you guessed it right - I had to make one - he,he,he!!!

For the inside of my card I used the wonderful *Blessings* Set from SU. I matched the inside leaves with the DP colors - More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and Really Rust. For the *tag* I used Taken with Teal, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip.

The *tag* was punched out with a Large Marvy Uchida Punch. To dress it up I added Copper Hardware and the yummy Chocolate Satin Ribbon.

To finish the card off I added the Buttons!!!

Hope you have time to play along with us??? Make sure to stop by the OCC Blog to see all the awesome Samples!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Before I forget.......I'm selling a whole bunch of SU Stamps.....I'm running out of storage space and they need a good new home......I should have a list ready for you tomorrow!!! Come back and check it out!!!

~Supply List~

All items except the *tag punch* are from SU.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Some Halloween photos, Blog Awards and a ODBD card!!!

Happy TGIF!!!

Oh my - I have so much to show and tell!!! Hope you can make it to the end????

First I want to show you a *Holiday* card I made for the Mojo111 Sketch. It came together very quickly. This layout is perfect if you need to make lots of cards!!!

First I added the sparkly DP from S.E.I and it's called *Frosty the Snowflake* - it's available at the ODBD Store. Next I scored the lines on the side. Then I added the Bible Verse from the new ODBD Set - Luke 2:11.

My next step was to punch out the *Snowflake*. I inked it in the Glue Pad and bedazzled it with Glitter. At last I added the Silver Pearls.

Make sure you stop by the ODBD Blog today to find out *who* won the entire November Release!?!?!


Here is some fun stuff......I received these two Blog Awards a few weeks ago from Liz Williams. Thank you Liz for thinking of me and for giving me these Awards. Sorry it took me forever to post this!!!

After accepting these Awards I am to share five things *I love to do* and then pass them on to five other people.
1. I love to eat Italian Cuisine.
2. I love to bake good old traditional German cakes and cookies.
3. I love to hang out with my family and friends.
4. I love to stamp.
5. I love to go on date nights with my hubby!!!


My next Award was given to me by my sweet blogger friend Cheryl Croppin.....thank you for thinking of me and I'm so happy you like my blog!!!

These are the rules to play along:

Pass this award on to 5 people, post on their blog to let them know they won, and then answer the following questions in ONE word:

1. Where is your cell phone? Table
2. Your hair? Straight
3. Your mother? Ursula
4. Your father? Erwin
5. Your favorite food? Chocolate
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? Peach-Ice-Tea
8. Your dream/goal? retire
9. What room are you in? Kitchen
10. Your hobby? Stampin'
11. Your fear? Spiders - yikes!!!
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Texas !!!
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren't? Patient :(
15. Muffins? Pumpkin
16. Wish list item? Pool
17. Where did you grow up? Germany
18. Last thing you did? Walk
19. What are you wearing? Cloth :)
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your Pets? Dog
22. Friends? Lots
23. Your life? Blessed
24. Your mood? Happy
25. Missing Someone? Sisters
26. Vehicle? Nissan
27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
28. Your favorite store? Archiver's
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Not sure???
32. Your best friend? Hubby
33. One place that I go to over and over? Target
34. Facebook? yes
35. Favorite place to eat? Olive Garden

And now I need to pass this on to 5 blogger who I visit daily and I am always inspired by...I could actually make a longer list....unfortunately I have to narrow it down :(.... I also combined it with the first Awards!!!

Carol - *Our Little Inspirations*
Denise - *The Paper Landscaper*
Kathy - *Inspired to Stamp*
Makiko - MakInk Studio
Betty - *Stamping to the Wright*


Finally......I would like to share some of my favorite *Halloween* photos from my girls....I know I'm so behind...!!!

We had a wonderful time trick or treating this year. Some of our neighbors did *hay rides* -which came in handy after awhile...when our little Miriam ran out of steam walking!!! The weather was perfect too and afterwards we hung out with some of our neighborhood friends.

All three of my girls decided to be *Witches* this year.....Rebecca my middle daughter decided to go the *Gothic* route....which totally surprised me, because she is such a girly girl - LOL!!! She is a blondy and we sprayed some of her her looked really cool, but you can't really see it really good in the photos. I l.o.v.e the last photo of my oldest daughter Sarah....she put on her *mean* witch face!!!

Thank you so much for stickin' with me to the end!!! I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as I did??? Don't the girls look AWESOME in their costumes???

Have a wonderful weekend and if you can.... I hope you'll come back tomorrow for the OCC Challenge?!?

Until then.....

~Hugs Silke~


Happy Thursday! Stopping by with a card for the new Inspired By .... Here is this weeks  #IB289 inspiration photo and a sketch .... I was in...