Monday, November 29, 2010

FTTC95 Rejoice and some Blog Candy!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

I have so much to tell you...!!! First of all I'm feeling so much better...thank you for wishing me well!!!  Second, most of you know that my girls and I love Volleyball. I've been meaning to tell you that our GSU Women Volleyball Team won the SoCon Championship...I know how cool is that??? We have not won in 6 years...and this is such an honor!!! Now we are moving on to the NCAA Tournaments where we play the really big Universities! I'm so thrilled and our first game will be on December 3rd against Florida State. If I get the day off I'll be traveling to Gainsville for the weekend and we'll be cheering on our team!!! Keep your fingers crossed that we'll make it at least a few rounds and what the heck maybe we'll be kickin' butt till the end...LOL!!! Third, stay tuned for some blog candy !!!

Anyway, it is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge  ~ FTTC95!!! I can't believe it, but it is the last Tuesday of the month and that means we have a challenge host!!! The fabulous Mona Pendleton is joining us today and she is challenging us to add *DOILIES* to your creations! You can use store bought doilies or create your own with punches or die cuts!!! Have fun crafting!!!

My card was combined with this weeks Waltzingmouse Sketch #25 ...and the Inspiration Photo from 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #13.

The beautiful image is from the beautiful Alleluia Angel Set!!! The angel itself was inked in Riding Hood Red. My doilie is actually store bought and I sponged it with some SU Silver Shimmer Paint. The DP in the background is from the SU Deck the Hall Collection. The big Striped Ribbon is also from SU. I added a Beaded Silver Cord and a matching Red Button to it. My corners were adorned with the SU Ticket Corner Punch and I added some of my favorite Silver Pearls to finish off the card!!!

Now to the fun part......I'll be giving away a brand new Alleluia Angel Set as well as some of my favorite Webster Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season Design Paper!!! Not sure what the DP looks are two cards I created with it....Season Greetings and You Are So Special. I promise you will love the paper too :) !!! I will add a few more of my favorite goodies to the package!!! All you have to do is leave me a comment!!! I will pick a winner this upcoming Friday evening!!! Have fun playing along....I will announce the winner with my C4C post!!!

Please make sure to check out~ Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee, Maki and Mona's creations!!!

Have a wonderful day and thank you for stopping by!!! Hugs ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I have entered:

Fab' n' Funky #50 ~ Going with the flow
Paper Pretties ~ Clean and Simple
Gingerloft #7 ~ Adding a bow
Paper Sundae #46 ~ Adorn those Corners
Stampin' Sisters #67 ~ Encouragement or Congratulations 
Scrappy Frogs ~ Christmas cards
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Lets get all Girlie
One Stitch At A Time #41 ~ Celebrate in Style
Speedy the Cat #31 ~ Adding a bow to your card
Stampin' B's #86 ~ Holiday card

Meljens #35 ~ Buttons and Bow
PaperPlay #47 ~ Stars (my image has stars)
Crafty Sentiment ~ Christmas
Creative Belli #105 ~ R's (Red, Ribbon, Rejoice)
Christmas Stampin' #72 ~ Christmas card...anything goes 
There's Magic in the Air ~ Magical Monday

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Curtain Call Act 58, Mojo #166 Birthday Girl...

Happy Sunday and happy 1. Advent!!!

I've been under the weather a bit, so I'm keeping this post short...sorry guys!!! Today starts another beautiful Curtain Call Color Combo Act 58.  I combined the colors with this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #166.

Here is my take on it.....

I used the beautiful SU Because I Care Set. The hydrangea was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ C2, C3, BV08 and a Colorless Blender. The Cumb Cake CS was embossed with the SU Texture Folder. The scalloped border was created with a Martha Steward Punch. Next I bedazzled the bloom with some Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Then I added the Concord Ribbon, the Antique Brad and the Black Pearls.

Make sure to check out the rest of the team:

                                     Christina MacLaren ~ Seaglass & Sentiments
                                     Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
                                     Julie Lacey ~ Stamps & Taxes
                                     Laurel Seabrook  ~ Seabrook Designs
                                     Makiko Jones ~ MakInk Studio
                                     Monika Davis ~ M.A.D. Stamper
                                     Piali Biswas ~ Touch of Creation
                                     Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage
                                     Teresa Kline  ~ Enjoy the VA Sunshine

and don't forget our November Guest DesignerMarlene Peters ~ Hands On. Hope you have time to join us?!?

Have a wonderful day and thank you for taking the time to stop by!!! See you again Tuesday!!! Hugs ~S~ 

C4C65 Season Greetings...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my sweet American friends and *hello* to all my sweet stampin' friends around the world!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving time??? We had a delicious dinner and enjoyed the company of friends and family!!! I'm still trying to recuperate from all the action leading up to this holiday...LOL!!! I'm definitely taking it easy this weekend since I have to go back to work on Monday!!!

If you have time and if you are looking for a fun challenge then come and join us for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C65 hosted by Cindy Haffner. She is challenging us to add some *SCRIPTURE* to our creations. You can use either DP, Embossing Folders, Stamps or other cool ideas to created the look!!!

For my *Scripture* card today I used one of the delicate and oh soooooo fabulous Webster Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season Design Papers. I'm so lovin' this awesome paper!!! The sentiment is from the Flourishes Holiday Greetings Set and the flourished image on the top and bottom is from the Many Sentiments Set. The card was embellished with some sweet little matching Roses as well as some  sparkly Rhinestones. The PTI Tag 1 was also decorated with some PTI Scarlet Jewel Satin Ribbon and a Silver Anna Griffin Brad that I horded forever!!!

Don't forget to check out the fabulous ideas the Crazy Team has created ~ Angela, Barbara, Cindy, Frances, Jessie, Joanne, Vicki, JoycelynLyndaMaria, Silke K., and Tammy.

My card is also for these fun challenges:

Creative Belli #105 ~ *R* is for Ribbon, Rose etc.
Crafty Creation #95 ~ Christmas is coming
Artful INKables #34 ~ Punches or Die Cuts
ABC Challenge ~ X is for X-Mas
Paper Romance #26 ~ Add a tag
The Creative Cottage #28 ~ Untraditional X-mas

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and if you like come back tomorrow for another challenge card!!! Hugs ~S~

Monday, November 22, 2010

FTTC94 Let it Snow!

Happy Tuesday!!!

I hate to say it but it is way tooooo warm here in Georgia for some snow. Our temperatures are in the upper 70's and today it suppose to be in the low 80's. Please don't hate me....LOL!!! On the flip side, we never really have that *holiday* feeling around here because the temperatures are too warm. I'm not sure which way I like it better!?!

I'm enjoying my few days off so far...I took Rebecca and Mimi to see *Disney on Ice* on Sunday!!! They loved it!!! With Thanksgiving celebrations in a few days I have lots to do and I want my house to be sparkly clean :) !!! So somewhere in between all the cleaning I found some time to make my card for today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC94! Cindy is our host today and she is challenging us to an awesome Sketch!!! As always, you can change the dimensions to your liking, but at the end it still should look like the Sketch.

I created a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card to fit my super cute snowman image from the Flouirshes Warm Winter Wishes Set.

The colors for my card were inspired by this weeks CR84FN5.

The DP in the background is from the SU Deck the Halls Collection. I also added some snowflake embossing with the SU Northern Flurry Folder. The snowflurries and the snowman were inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ C2, E27, E35, E37, YR0000, R37 and YR07. The edges were ink distressed. The card was also embellished with some Brown Crochet Ribbon and some Brown Satin Ribbon. At last I added a Gold Beaded Cord, a matching Red Button and lots of Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

Now it's time to hop on over to my fabbo team mates for their take on this weeks Sketch ~ Barbara, Betty (will be a bit late), Cindy, Dee and Maki's !!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun making a card and I'll see you soon!!! Hugs ~S~

I also played along in these challenges:

Anything Goes #25 ~ Let it Snow
Totally Paper Crafts #43 ~ Snow and Snowflakes
PaperPlay #46 ~ Let it Snow..... 
Paper Romance #25 ~ Favorite Things (snowman, buttons, ribbon)
Creative Cottage #27 ~ Someone Special at Christmas
Ellephantstic #19 ~ Butterfly and or X-mas
Delightful Challenges ~ Baby it's cold outside
Frosted Designs ~ Distressing
Meljens #34 ~ Sparkle & Shine
CCEE Stampers #146 ~ Buttons
Stampin' B's #85 ~ Snowflakes
Speedy the Cat #30 ~ Add a circle to your card
AiFactory ~ Bring on the Bling
Fairy Tale ~ White
One Stitch At A Time #40 ~ Season Event
There's Magic In The Air ~ Red & Cream
Whoopsie Daisy ~ Holiday
Really Reasonable Ribbon #12 ~ Christmas Theme
2 Sisters #14 ~ Snowflakes
Gingerloft #6 ~ Add outdoor image
If the Shoe Fits #55 ~ Make it sparkle and shine
Stampin' for the Weekend #51~ Winter
ABC Challenge ~ X is for X-mas
Creative Inspiration #47 ~ X-mas or Winter Theme
Scrappy Frogs ~ Christmas
Crafty Calender #14 ~ Winter & Snowflakes
ODBDSLC38 ~ Holidays 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Curtain Call Act 57 Flying by.....

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

The Festival of Tree was a huge success....we found out last night that Sarah (my oldest) won one of the trees...yeah!!! My girls, hubby and In-laws had so much fun....I took a few pictures, but I didn't have time to edit them...I will show them to you this week!!!

Anyway, I can't hardly believe it's already Sunday and time for the Curtain Call Act 57 !!! Stacey has challenged us to some tough colors this week!!!

I must admit I struggled big time...but nevertheless at least made a card :) !!!

This card only took me 10 minutes....that's all the time I had today!!! Sorry, it's not perfect, but it's been one of these crazy days again!!! I used the super cute PTI Set called Merry Little Christmas and combined it with the sweet Bird Watching Set. I added a matching Ribbon and Button. I couldn't resist to embellish the bow with a Silver Beaded Cord again...which you can find either at Michael's or Hobby Lobby!!!

Make sure to check out the rest of the team:

                                     Christina MacLaren ~ Seaglass & Sentiments
                                     Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
                                     Julie Lacey ~ Stamps & Taxes
                                     Laurel Seabrook  ~ Seabrook Designs
                                     Makiko Jones ~ MakInk Studio
                                     Monika Davis ~ M.A.D. Stamper
                                     Piali Biswas ~ Touch of Creation
                                     Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage
                                     Teresa Kline  ~ Enjoy the VA Sunshine

and don't forget our awesome November Guest DesignerMarlene Peters ~ Hands On. Hope you have time to join us?!?

I'll be back on Tuesday...have a wonderful day and thank you for taking the time to stop by!!! Hugs ~S~ 

Friday, November 19, 2010

C4C64 Happy Birthday!!!

Happy weekend everyone!!!

It's been a super quick and busy week at the office and I'm so looking forward to my week off next week!!! Remember I was telling you about the *Festival of Trees* ??? It's happening today and if you missed it the info you can read all about it here!!! If you live in the area come and visit :) I'll be working there for a few hours!!!

I'm again short on time, but I would like to tell you really quick about this weeks fun Crazy 4 Challenges hosted by our fabulous Cindy Haffner!!! Cindy is challenging us to add *CIRCLES* to our cards/projects!

I immediately thought of my awesome PTI Set called Dot Spot...totally fun Set!!! The sentiment was created with the Communique Curves and the Fillable Frame #4 Set....also used the matching die!!!  The colors were inspired by this weeks fabulous Color Q Challenge #59.

Make sure to check out the C4C Blog for all the samples the team has created as well as our gracious sponser *Wink Wink Ink*.

Have a wonderful day and I might have a card for you again tomorrow...I keep my fingers crossed...LOL!?!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FTTC93 Christmas is coming!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! 

I can't believe half of November is already over and the holidays are right around the corner!!! We have a fun challlenge going on over at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC93 blog!!! Dee is challenging us to create a *Christmas* card or project!!! I'm so happy I 'm adding one more card to my stash!!! How about you join us too???

I l.o.v.e non-traditonal holiday colors on my X-mas cards!!! So when I saw Mona's fabulous color combo CR84FN4 I knew these would be the colors for my card today!!! It also fits this weeks No Time To Stamp Challenge #165 ~ using Not-Tradition Chrsitmas Colors!!! I combined the colors with this weeks awesome SSSC93 Sketch.

I used the NEW and super cute Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes Set. If you have not seen the new Flourishes November Release then you can check it out right here!!!

I inked my "snowwoman" in Memento Black and colored her with these Copic Markers ~ BV000, BV08, BV13 and a Colorless Blender!!!  The bedazzled snowflake was created with the Sizzlits Snowflake. I also added more sparkles to my sweet snowgirl!!! My DP is from Kaiserkraft Lilac Avenue Collection and the matching Purple Satin Ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The layered DP was embossed with the SU Folder Northern Flurry. At last I embellished the card with a matching Purple Button, a Purple Rhinestone Brad and some fabbo Silver Beaded Cord!!!

Don't forget to stop by ~ Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to see their holiday creations!!!

Thank you for stopping by today. Have fun making a card!!! Hugs ~S~

I was inspired to play along in these fun challenges as well:

ABC Challenge ~ H is for Holiday
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #65 ~ I opted for the 2nd choice...more is more (representing that HE must increase)!!!
Speedy the Cat Challenge #29 ~ Add Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ It's all about snowflakes 
Gingerloft Challenge #6 ~ Use Outdoor images
Crazy 4 Challenges #63 ~ Christmas card
Just Add Ink #43 ~ Just add Christmas
If the Shoe Fits #54 ~ DIY...create handmade embellisments (snowflake and bow)
Creative Cottage Challenge #27 ~ Christmas card for someone special
Delightful Challenge ~ Glitter it Up!
Secret Crafter #109 ~ Sparkle & Shine
AiFactory Challenge #54 ~ use diecut or punch (Sizzix snowflake)
Fairy Tale Challenge ~ Alles ist erlaubt
Cute Card Thursday #138 ~ Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time #39 ~ Choose your favorite colors (purple)
There' Magic in the Air ~ Glitter, Ribbon and X-mas
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge ~ Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbon #12 ~ Christmas Theme
2 Sisters Challenge Blog #13 ~ Christmas
Ellephantastic Challenge #19 ~ Butterfly or/and X-mas 
Caardvarks ~ Holiday Die Cut (my snowflake)
Paper Sundaes #44 ~ Pick your Sundae Toppings!!! (ribbon, &  embossing)  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Curtain Call Act 56 Birthday Wishes

Happy Sunday everyone!!!

We are having fabulous fall weather down here in Georgia. It's in the lower 60's during the day and it cooling off pretty quickly once the sun is setting. Nevertheless we are enjoying these beautiful sunny days!

I was mentioning in my previous post that the Ledlow girls planned on making their *1st Gingerbread House* EVER this weekend and they DID!!! The girls had soooooooo much fun and I'm happy to show you their sweet creation right after I show you my Curtain Call card!!!

Stacey challenged us to another gorgeous Color Combo Act it is!!!

Here is my idea.....

I was in need of a birthday card, since it was my Father-In-Law's birthday yesterday. I totally suck at *masculine* cards and tried my very best not to make it tooooo *girly*!!! Today's colors really help me not to go down that path and I created a more *fall* looking card.

The leaf images are from the PTI Set Leaf Prints. The sentiment is from the PTI Giga Guide Lines Set and it was inked onto the Fillable Frame #5 Die. I added some  Brown Pearls and piercing around the main image and voila my card was done!

Please make sure to check out the ideas the Curtain Call Team has created ~

                                     Christina MacLaren ~ Seaglass & Sentiments
                                     Jean Martin ~ Stampin' Scrapper
                                     Julie Lacey ~ Stamps & Taxes
                                     Laurel Seabrook  ~ Seabrook Designs
                                     Makiko Jones ~ MakInk Studio
                                     Monika Davis ~ M.A.D. Stamper
                                     Piali Biswas ~ Touch of Creation
                                     Stacey Schafer ~ Stacey's Stamping Stage
                                     Teresa Kline  ~ Enjoy the VA Sunshine

and don't forget our wonderful new November Guest DesignerMarlene Peters ~ Hands On.

Okay and now the girls 1st ever *Gingerbread House*.....


I think it turned out super cute, don't you think so??? Can you tell *gingerbread man* had a little accident and broke his leg...LOL?!? I think we definitely have to try another one next year!!! Hope you all get a chance to make one too?!?

Have a great day and I'll see you again on Tuesday!!! Hugs ~Silke~

Friday, November 12, 2010

C4C63 Happy Holidays....

Happy weekend everyone!!!

This is my first weekend that I/we have no major plans...yeah!!! The only thing we'd like to do is decorate a "Gingerbread House". We have a fun *Festival of Tree* event going on next week at our University and we are planning on auctioning about 25 Gingerbread houses and 35 Christmas trees off. I'll be working at this event and try to take some pictures so I can show you these fabbo houses and trees!!! If you like, you can read all about it right HERE!!!

Hope you will have a relaxing weekend about playing along in this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C63?!? Cindy is our November host and she is challenging you to create a *Christmas card or project*!!!

My CAS card is showing the sweet and gorgeous Alleluia Angel from Flourishes! My DP in the BG is from this awesome Webster Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season Collection. My big Striped Red Ribbon is from Stampin' Up. I also added Glitter to the wings, Silver Pearls, some Silver Beaded Cord and a matching Red Button. This card was super fast to make....I think I'll use the same design again, but change the colors around!!!

Now it's time to swing by the C4C Blog to see all the fabulous X-Mas creation or simply visit the C4C Team for close ups on their blogs ~ Angela, Barbara, Cindy, Frances, Jessie, Joanne, Vicki, JoycelynLyndaMaria, Silke K., and Tammy.

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back with another card tomorrow!!! Hugs ~S~

Monday, November 8, 2010

FTTC92 Apples...yummy!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope you all had a nice weekend?!? As you know ours was busy and I managed to clean my house on top of all the craziness...wahoooo!!! Yesterday, my sweet Sarah started Confirmation Class. My baby is growing up fast!!! I remember my Confirmation Class like it was just yesterday :) matter of fact I already celebrated my Silver Anniversary a few years ago...yikes I'm getting old!!!

Anyway...Tuesdays come by fast these days and today is another fun Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC92!!! Barbara is our host this week and she  is challenging us to use *GLITTER*!!!
You can use actual glitter, glittered cardstock, or items ready made with glitter! Have fun stampin' and make your projects sparkle!!!

I used the gorgeous Flourishes Apple of my Eye Set for my main image. I inked it in Memento Black and colored it with Copic Markers ~ R0000, R02, R14, R17, R27, Y18,YG63, YG67, G14, E27 and Colorless Blender. The DP in the BG is from the Webster Waiting for Santa & Sweet Season Collection. My embellishements for this card are ~ Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Red Ribbon, Red Rhinestones, a Button and a Gold Beaded Cord.

Please make sure to stop by ~ Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki's blog to see their take on the Glitter Challenge!!!

Have a fabulous week and I'll see you soon!!! Hugs ~S~

My card is also for these challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks ~ Color Combo (Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Neutral )
ODBDSLC36 ~ Use Silver or Gold Cording
Little Red Wagon #53 ~ Use the Color "Red"
Stampin' Vacation ~ No! No! Challenge
Fairy Tale Challenge ~ Alles is erlaubt!!!
Going Grey ~ Favorite Technique!!! (Mine is coloring with copics right now)
The Crafty Pad #96 ~ 1 Circle, 2 Ribbons
Gingerloft #5 ~ Buttons
Anything Goes Challenge #23 ~ Letter "B" (Bling, Bow, Button, Blossoms)
OCC Challenge ~ An Attitude of Graditute


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