Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FTTC111, CR84FN21 Thank you berry much...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hope you all had a nice weekend? Ours was busy and it went by way tooooo fast! I wanted to thank everyone for the kind words and prayers for my supervisors family...I passed them on! Janice's memorial service was beautiful. Her former husband sang *Amazing Grace* and it just melted my heart! He did such a fabulous job. I was truly blessed having the chance to work for her...I wish we could have had more time though :(....., but I know she is in a better place and enjoying herself to the fullest :) !!!

Okay...I got to move on! It's time again for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC111. This week my buddy Betty is hosting and she has a fun challenge theme....*use those poorly unloved other images in your stamps sets!* I'm guilty of that one...LOL!!!

Here is my idea.....

I used the yummy and oh so delicious Berry Sweet Set. I usually only grab the *Raspberry* or *Blueberry* image by itself...but today I also added the perfect matching leave image!!! It really adds another fab touch to this sweet Set :) !!! The images were inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~  Fuschia Collection, Green Grass Collection and a Colorless Blender. I wish my camera could have captured the striking green color a little bit better, but oh well...it is what it is!!! The card was finished off with some matching Scarlet Jewel Stitched Ribbon, a matching Button and some fabbo Silver Pearls.

Of course I could not have pulled it all off without the fabulous CR84FN21 color combo...

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, BettyTammy ideas. And please don't forget our super talented March Guest Designer Amanda!!!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by here today...have a fabulous day! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenge I will enter my card in:

Aly's Sunday #38 ~ Happy Spring
Sew Many Cards #48 ~ Spring Fling
Stamp Something ~ Spring Something
Kaboodle Doodles #60 ~ Spring has Sprung
Stamps R US ~ Celebrate Spring
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Sparkle & Shine
Let's Ink It Up #11 ~ Use Punches or Die Cuts
Gingerloft #14 ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Going Green
Wee Memories #49 ~ Anything Goes

Saturday, March 26, 2011

ODBDSLC54, C4C80 Frame it!!!

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

Today is my last week hosting the March Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C80. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that played along so far! For today's challenge I created a Sketch and I/we would love it if you have a chance to play along! We also have a *Sponsor* this week...so swing by the C4C blog to check out all the information and the fabulous cards the Crazies have created!!!

So, what do you think of the Sketch???? How about combining it with this weeks ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC54. The theme this week is to *FRAME IT*!!!

Here is my idea......

My card today is in memory of my supervisor Janice...today is her Memorial Service...sniff!!! I will give it to her son Matthew. I chose the beautiful Bible Verse John 11:25 and it's from the *I am the Way....* Set. My color theme for this card is Bermuda Bay. The fab flowers are new and they are from Prima. My *frame* was created with the Top Note and an Oval Spellbinder Die. I embellished the rest of my card with some scoring, some matching Ribbon and the Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to hop on over to my ODBD sisters and their take on the *framing* Challenge ~ Sabrina, Chris, FranciePat and our Guest Designer Lori for their design ideas!

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today :) !!! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday! Hugs ~S~

I will enter this card into these challenges as well:

Pile it On #12 ~ Bling or Sparkles!
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #27 Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #17 ~ Anything but Square
The Crazy Challenge #59 ~ Any Shape but Square
ODBD Stampin in Time ~ New to You! (Prima flowers)
DYSU Challenge #12 ~ Shine On!
CES #29 ~ Die Cut Crazy
Let's Ink It Up #11  ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Fresh Brewed #40 ~ Two or more Embellishments (flowers, Silver Pearls, Ribbon)
For Fun Challenge ~ Flowers
Delicious Doodles #18 ~ Flower Francy

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

FTTC110, CR84FN20 Thank You...and more!!!

Hallo everyone!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend? We sure did :) !!! We finally had nothing going on and I had a chance to clean my poor neglected home! Then Monday came around and unfortunately it was not a happy day at all...remember I was telling you about my supervisor Janice who was in the need of a heart transplant??? Well, our sweet Janice was taken home on Monday afternoon! Our Savior has lifted all the suffering from her and she can finally rest in peace! As you all can imagine our office is not a fun place to work right now. Janice was spunky, caring and the sweetest lady ever and I will surely miss her!!! If you find it in your heart please pray for her imitate family as they see through this sad time!

With all the resting this weekend I had a chance to stamp a card for today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC110!!! Our fabulous Maki is hosting this week and she is challenging us to add some *MASKING* to our cards/project!  HERE is an awesome tutorital by our own super talented Julie Koeber. Can you tell where I got my idea from...LOL??? To be honest with you I haven't tried this technique in a long, long time and I'm glad Julie has created this tutorial for us...thank you Julie!!!

Okay here is my take on it....

My main image is from the sweet Mix-n-Mugs Set. I stamped the images in Memento Black and colored them with these Copic Markers ~ RV00, V01, BV000, V17, BV06, C0, C1, RV000 and YG99. Next I embossed the Plum Pudding CS with the QuicKutz Striped Lable Folder. Next I added the Plum Pudding Ribbon, matching Button, Silver Cord and the Silver Pearls.

My entire card came together with the awesome layout from this weeks SSS100 (without the spin) and the gorgeous colors are from the CR84FN20.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team  ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, BettyTammy ideas. And please don't forget our fabbo March Guest Designer Amanda!!!

Thank you for taking the time to swing by here...as always I love to hear from you! Have a wonderful day! ~Silke~

I will enter this card into these challenges as well:
Paper Sundaes #61 ~ Embossing
Teddy Stampers #32 ~ Embossing
PaperPlay #11 ~ Embossing
Incy Wincy #86 ~ Embossing
Pile it On #12 ~ Bling or Sparkles!
A Spoon Full of Sugar #144 ~ Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers
The Shabby Tea Room #54 ~ BINGO (Gems, Flowers, Punch)
My Grafico ~ Anything Goes
Paper Cutz #83 ~ Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #17 ~ Anything but Square
The Crazy Challenge #59 ~ Any Shape but Square
Stamp with Fun #103 ~ Spring
Stamp R Us ~ Celebrating Spring
The Kraft Journal ~ Oh Baby, It's Spring!
Aly's Sunday #38 ~ Happy Spring
Inspiration Avenue ~ Hello Spring
Mami Doodles #22 ~ Celebrate Spring
Going Grey ~ Spring has Sprung

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy Thursday and welcome to our Our Daily Bread 3rd Anniversary Hop!!!

I'm so thrilled to be part of this awesome hop today. We are showing off some awesome Bible Verses  today and I know you will love each and every creation the Team has prepared for you!!!

Let's get started....if you hopped on over here from  Sandee's blog, then you are in the right place!!! If not, please start your journey at the ODBD Blog and I'll see you again soon!!! If any links along your way are broken please return to the ODBD Blog and continue from there!!! Also make sure to read all the important info on *how to* play and don't forget to check out the fabulous prizes Kelley is giving away....you do not want to miss it!!!

Here is my card.....

My chosen Bible Verse is from Nehemiah 8:10 and you can find it on the Scripture Collection 6 Set. Isn't it just gorgeous??? I couldn't help myself....I had to use the SU Framed Tulips Embossing Folder again :) !!! The rest of my card was embellished with some Purple Hero Arts Gemstones, some Cotton Lace Ribbon, some matching Purple Ribbon and not to forget the fabbo Prima Flowers! Hope you like it?!?

Now it's time for you to hop on over to Patter's blog...have fun!!!

Don't forget to read all the important information over on the ODBD blog!!!
Thank you for stopping by today...good luck and have fun hopping!!! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FTTC109, CR84FN19 Thanks....and more!!!

Happy Tuesday!!!

Thank you to everyone who played for my blog candy!!!! The lucky winner of the *From the Desk Of...* Set is Pricilla from My Stamping Corner. Please e-mail me under silkeledlow@yahoo.com to claim your prize!!! Come back soon and I'll giveaway another fabulous Flourishes Set!!!

Moving on to this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge....I'm thrilled to tell you that I'm hosting this weeks FTTC109...yeah!!! If you follow my blog you know I L.O.V.E  butterflies...so my challenge for you is to incorporate *BUTTERFLIES* to your creations!!! Pretty easy right??? So come and join us...I can't wait to see your ideas!!!

Here is my card.....

I used the beautiful Butterflies & Blossoms Set as my main image and the sentiment is from the Humming Along Set. As you can tell I kept my card clean and simple. I added just a few scored lines, my favorite Silver Pearls and the yummy Silk Ribbon!

My color inspiration is from this weeks CR84FN19...psssst...I was really intimidated by these colors, but totally love the outcome! Here are the Copic Markers I used ~ C0, C1, C2, BG000, B00, G14 and Y21 and Colorless Blender.

Now it's time to check out  Cindy, Maki, Dee, BettyTammy ideas. And please don't forget our upper talented March Guest Designer Amanda!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by...I'll see you again on THURSDAY!!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I entered:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #80 ~ Treasures (Silver Pearls and Silk Ribbon)
CCEE1110 ~ Monochromatic with Blues
Crafty Pad #112 ~ Buttons
Paper Sundaes #60 ~ Keep it Simple
Ellephantastic #24 ~ Cute with a Butterfly
PCJ #5 ~ Things with Wings
BasicGrey #39 ~ Wings
Delightful Challenges ~  Butterflies
Samuel Taylor's Crafts ~ Butterflies
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Things with Wings
Southern Girls ~ Use Flowers
Little Claire's #2 ~ Flowers
Gingerloft #13 ~ Use those Flowers
Simply Create #39 ~ Monochromatic
Stampin' for the Weekend #5 ~ Springtime

Saturday, March 12, 2011

ODBDSLC52 Happy Anniversary!!!

Hello again!!!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs 3rd Anniversary week! We have lots going on this upcoming week, so make sure to subscribe to the ODBD Blog!!!

Today is another Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC52 and I hope you will come and play with us? Since we are starting the celebration we are challenging you to create either a card using Pearls or Leather . This can be real leather, suede, faux leather or faux suede ~ it can be the technique for these as well. For Pearls ~ you can use any kind of pearls, pearl paper, pearl glimmermist, etc. Have fun creating!!!

Here is my idea....

As you can tell I opted for the *Pearls*...yeah! I do love the *Leather* look, but unfortunately didn't have enough time to play with it...!!! Anyway, I used a few different ODBD Sets ~ Fleur de Lis Borders, The Lord has Risen and the fabbo Tag Die  on my card. The DP in the background is from the Webster Life's Portrait Collection. The rest of my card was embellished with some matching Flowers, Pearls, White Satin Ribbon, matching Button and some Silver Cord.

Please make sure to check out the ODBD blog to see all the beautiful cards the team has made ~ Sabrina, Chris, FranciePat and our Guest Designer Lori.

Feel like playing another challenge...check out my C4C post right HERE!!!! Thank you for stopping by...enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday!!! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges I played as well:

Simon Says... ~ Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #48 ~ Anything Goes
Aly's Sunday Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Card Cupid ~ Anything Goes
Send a Smile 4 Kids #5 ~ Anything Goes
SISC #50 ~ Anything Goes with a twist
ABC Challenge ~ P is for Pearls
Stampin' B's #101 ~ Add Bling
Southern Girls ~ Use Flowers
Secret Crafter #125 ~ Flowers for Mom
Incy Wincy #84 ~ Pastel Colors
For Fun Challenge ~ Spring
Ladybug Crafts Ink #18 ~ Spring Colors
The Crafty Pad #111 ~ Ribbon
Lexi's Creations #35 ~ Easter Creation

Friday, March 11, 2011

C4C78 Hello...I'm back!!!

Happy TGIF and weekend everyone!

I'm so happy to be home again and to be sleeping in my own bed...yeah! The conference went smooth and it was so nice to meet all the people I have been corresponding with over the last few months. It's always nice putting a face to a name...right???

I'm hosting my second week over at the Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C78 blog. This week I'm challenging you all to create a *TREE* card in honor of next weeks International Earth Day!

Here is my idea.....

I was in the mood of creating a *Spring* card....I used one of my all time favorite tree images from Stampin' Up called Branch Out. The fun part about this Set is that you can pretty much use any kind of color combo :) and you can create any season that you like!!! For my card today I chose the ink colors Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. The DP is also from SU and it's from the Pattern Print Collection. Next I matched it up with some Pink Satin Ribbon, Button, Scrap Floss and of course my favorite Silver Pearls.

Before I forget the awesome layout is from March SFYTT Sketch.

Now it's your turn....and please make sure to stop by the Crazy Team to see their ideas ~ Barbara, Cindy, Frances, Jessie, Joanne, Vicki, JoycelynLyndaMaria, Silke K., and Tammy.

Have a wonderful weekend and if you feel likle it come back later for another card :) !!! Have fun crafting!!! Hugs ~S~
Here are a few more challenges I played as well:

Delightful Challenges ~ Butterflies
PaperCrafting Journal #5 ~ Things with Wings
Pixie Cottage #59 ~ Spring
Stampin' for the Weekend #5 ~ Springtime
Magical Monday #17 ~ Spring Colors
Craft us Crazy #3 ~ Nature

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

BLOG CANDY instead of a card!!!

Aloha friends....I'm still out of town!!!

Unfortunately I ran out of time and steam to craft this weekend and thought instead of a card I'm offering some BLOG CANDY!!!

You can win this fabulous Flourishes Set called *From the Desk of...*

Just leave me a comment on this post and you automatically qualify for this Set! Please do not forget to leave an e-mail address if you don't have active blogger account!!! You can sign up until Monday, March 14th till 8:00 pm!!! I will announce the winner with my FTTC109 card next week!!!

Please be so sweet and stop by my team mates ~ Cindy, Maki, BettyTammy and our March Guest Designer Amanda ~  to see their cards ideas for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC108!!!

Thanks for swinging by today!!! I'll be back next week hosting the FTTC109....see ya!!! Hugs ~S~

****************Drawing is completed********************

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FTTC107, CRN84FN17 Good Luck...and more!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Gosh...time is flying by...it's March already! Yesterday we celebrated Sarah's 13th birthday! My *baby* is officially a teenager...HELP!!! I must admit it's frickin' me out...LOL! Before I know it she is asking for a driver's permit and so on....!!! But I also must admit that I have been very blessed with her!!! She is smart, beautiful and most of all she looks like me... :), she is a really good girl !!! Ha,ha,ha just had to throw that one in...giggle!!!

We have a really fun Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC107 going on. Dee is hour host this week and she is challenging all of us to create an *IRISH* card/project or a card/project that has *GREEN* as the main color!!! So show us what you got and join us!!!

Here is my idea.......

I was lucky enough...I just received the Flourishes *Irish Blessing* Set in the mail and of course I had to use it for today's card!!!

My color inspiration for this card came from this weeks CR84FN17 Color Combo. My main green color is from the SU Pear Pizzazz Collection. The background was embossed with the SU Square Lattice Folder. I added some SU Pear Pizzazz Pattern Print DP. The main image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ YG11, G12,G21, G24, R0000, R00 and R23. To finish it all off I added some piercing, Glitter, Satin Ribbon, Button, Silver Pearls and some matching Scrapper's Floss.

Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty and Tammy. Please help us welcome our new March Guest Designer Amanda!!!

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

Here are a few more challenges my card fits to:

Paper Romance #39 ~ Anything Goes
Little Claire #1 ~ Anything Goes
Guylou's ~ Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays #44 ~ Anything Goes
DYSU #8 ~ Anything  Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Paper Play #11 ~ Get Sentimental
ASC #36 ~ Support Card
Crafty Catz #11 ~ Friendship
Thrilling Thursday ~ Ribbon
Fresh Brewed #36 ~ Ribbons and Bows
A Gem of A Challenge #15~ Buttons, Brads, Beads, Bows
Fussy and Fancy ~ Embossing or/and Piercing
Card Creations& More #4 ~ Sparkles
On Stop Craft #120 ~ Spring Flowers
Lollipop Crafts #28 ~ Think Spring
AiFactory #69 ~ Monochromatic
Fairy Knoll ~ Feeling a Little Green


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