Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Hello again sweet stampin' friends!

I told you I have lots of fun news to share...today I'm sharing my excitement about joining the Midnight Madness Sketch Team...YEAH! You all have probably seen the fabulous Sketches and Prizes Priscilla has offered on the Midnight Madness blog??? If not you don't want to miss it...so come and join us!!!

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.

  Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)

Our MMSC97 Gold Star Award goes to...
32. Brenda K

Our Remarkables Awards this week go to...

15. Rose
26. Nancy (Windstar)
30. Tiiti
32. Brenda K

Please grab your award logos from the side bar and display them proudly :)

Our March Monthly winner is....
28. Rene

Please contact Priscilla with your info to claim your Bonus Prizes!!! :) 
*Our MMSC98 weekly Bonus sponsor is.....
Stamp and Create and is offering a $25.00 gift certificate.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Sweet Pea, CC Designs, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!! Lacey is always adding new items to the store…so check it out at www.stampandcreate.com
Thanks Lacey for your wonderful prize this week!!

**Our April Monthly sponsor is....
Studio 313 Exclusive Creations

Hello! My name is Shawne, I am an Illustrator. I love art in many forms. There is always something new to learn and experiment with. Card making is perfect with many different mediums and that is how I got hooked! I just recently moved my image line, Studio 313 by Shawne to McMahon Five Designs and am really excited to be working with my friend Sue McMahon. I also have a line of stamps at Clear Dollar stamps, although I am no longer there. You can find out more about my past work and some more recent at my blog Paper Art From Studio 313.


Here is my take on the Sketch.....as you can tell I flipped the sketch sideways :) .......

I used the sweet Cherry Blossoms & Butterflies digi image and the coordinating Spring Blossoms & Butterflies digi DP. After printing the paper and the image I simply colored the blossom with Copic Markers and embellished the rest of my card with some matching Ribbon, Silver Cord, a Button, Silver Pearls and some Glitter.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team ~


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today! I hope you will come and try this fabulous Sketch. We'd love to see your take on it! See you again on Thursday with more fun news...hugs ~S~ 


Anke said...

Zauberhaft liebe Silke, so eine wundervolle Karte.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

E.T said...

Such a beautiful creation. Love the colours!

America said...

Such a pretty card with lovely soft coloring. Great flip take on MM sketch! Fab embellies-as always! CONGRATS on joining the MM TEAM!

velta said...

Just stunning! I love this image and your coloring is perfect! Hope your week is going well :)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Silke, wonderfull. I love the blossom in my favorite colour. Just stunning and a perfect layout.
Gr. Marja

Shawne said...

Ooooh, I love the fresh beautiful colors you used ond those tiny silver beads, GORGEOUS!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Silke - welcome to the MMSC DT - what a blessing to have you with us! I love what you have done with Shawnes image - gorgeous! Your 'trademark' silver pearls are perfect too! Love it! Thanks for sharing Silke! {{{hugs}}}
Shhh - I believe I may have guessed your news for tomorrow - you are amazing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Beate said...

Congratulations! I am excited to see you on the midnight madness team. I LOVE their sketches and know you will turn them into incredible cards. Just like you did here.
LOVE the colors you chose, your coloring, ribbon...everything.
Hugs and smiles

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card - love that blue! Congrats on the new DT! Can't wait to check out your weekly sketch cards for them! Maybe I'll even find time to play along!

Christina said...

What a beautiful design! That image is gorgeous. Congrats on the new DT position!

Niki Estes said...

Silke, this is just beautiful! I love those colors and what a pretty image!

Lorie said...

Welcome, Silke! Your card is stunning!! I've admired your work for a long time, and it's a pleasure to work with you on the MMSC team.


Danni said...

Another truly stunning card!! Gorgeous!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats on your new DT gig Silke! You surely will make those sketches shine! This card is gorgeous! Love the vibrant blue butterflies!

Heather Jensen said...

Congrats on your new DT spot. I love the pretty butterflies and the teal color. :)

Carol L said...

Congrats on your new DT status!! Your card is just gorgeous as always! Love those colors and your beautiful coloring.

Makiko Jones said...

This is such an awesome news Silke!! Congratulations my friend! It's a treat for me to get to see your work more :):)

I have a question. What kind of printer do you use for printing digi stamps? The ink of my printer always smears when I use Copic markers:( Can you give me your 2 cents to use Copic markers with digi stamps?

Hugs, Maki

Anonymous said...

YAY!! Congrats to you Silke!!! I'm so excited for you and looking forward to seeing what you come up with each week!! :) This is so stunning and your blue colors are so pretty!! Wonderful job!! HUGS

LindaS said...

Congrats with your MMSC DT - CAN'T WAIT TO SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK - Amazing coloring and gorgeous take on the sketch. Perfect matching colors. "priscillastyles" DT

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi Silke! Welcome to the Midnight Madness team! I have been an admirer of your work for a long time, so I am very excited to have you join us. Your card is gorgeous. Love how you cut out the butterfly to add dimension to the image. Very pretty!
I hope you will enjoy your time on the MM-team and I am looking forward to get to know you better.

Priscilla said...

Hi Silke...
I am so thrilled you are on the team and I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better. Your card is amazing. Thanks for being a part of the Midnight Madness Design Team and thanks for your amazing card this week :)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Silke your card is soooo pretty. Love your style. Simply wonderfully designed.