Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CQC126 Happy Day....

Hello again,

   Thank you for stopping by to see my Color Q card.

Here are this weeks fabulous CQC126 colors.....

Here is my take on it....

As soon as I saw these colors I knew I wanted to dig out my beautiful SU Branch Out Set. This poor Set hasn't seen any ink in a loooooong time :( , it's one of my favorite Stampin' Up Sets for sure. I decided to add some Burlap Fabric in the background. Then embellished the card with a Doily, some Brown/White Checker Double Ribbon and a matching SU Button.

Please make sure to see all the fabulous samples the team has created over on the CQC Blog.

Have a fabulous week and please make sure to stop by to see my FTTC card :) !!!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

FTTC158 Strawberries.....yummy!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Today is my sweet Sarah's 14th birthday....I can't believe how much my baby has grown. She is smart, beautiful and a very good girl on top of it! We love you and are so proud of the young lady you have become...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

Today we have a brand new challenge over on the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC158. Tammy is our hostess and she has challenged us to create a *COUNTRY* themed card.

I decided to ink up my yummy Strawberries Set. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ RV0000, RV00, R14, R17, R27, YG11, G12, G24, Y08, Y15 and Colorless Blender. Next I added the Red/White Checker Ribbon, a matching SU Button with some Red Scrapper's Floss

Please make sure to stop by the FTTC Blog to see all details and entries plus feel free to swing by ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Beate, Mona and Tammy's blog to check out their ideas. Don't forget to check out our February Guest Designer Tera Fujan!!!!

Have a fabulous day and don't forget to come back to see my Color Q card :) !!!

                                        See you then....Hugs ~Silke~

Saturday, February 25, 2012

C4C125 Best Wishes.....

Happy weekend!

Thank you so much for all the getting well wishes, I'm definitely better....got to love the doc's and medicine :) !!!

I even had some time to stamp...this card is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenge ~C4C125. The theme is to create a *2 LAYERED CARD*...no cheating...LOL!!! Please make sure to stop by the C4C Blog to see all the ideas the team had.

I opted for the PTI Years of Flowers - Gladiolus Stamp Set that hasn't seen any love in a long, long time. The image was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers. Next I punched the corners with a Corner Adorner, added the Ribbon and the Silver Pearls...voila!

Have fun playing along and thank you so much for stopping by today!!!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, February 24, 2012


Happy Saturday again!!!

Let’s light the candles and strike up the music!! The owner of FlourishesJan Marie Caruso – is celebrating a birthday and we’re helping her by getting the party started with just about the entire Flourishes Crew! Why not leave some love on her blog HERE and while you are hopping around, pay a visit to the Flourishes team members who are honoring her special day!

In honor of Jan’s special day, the worker bees behind the scenes decided to have a COLORFUL sale to help celebrate! TODAY and TOMORROW only – all Copic Markers will be on sale 15% off. Just use the code *COPIC15* in the coupon code box at the time of check out to get this fun discount! So, join us in singing her a special little birthday song! Be sure to check out all the fun and festive wishes and grab some great ideas for birthday cards along the way!


Here is my card for YOU......

I decided to use the newly released Calla Lilies Set. The lilies were inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YG11, G12, G21, E50, Y15.

Now, it's time to hop along to the rest of the team members:
                                                                   Barbara Anderson
                                                                   Christine Okken
                                                                   Cindy Lawrence
                                                                   Julie Koerber
                                                                   Dawn Burnworth
                                                                   Danielle Kennedy
                                                                   Sharon Doolittle
                                                                   Stacy Morgan
                                                                   Tammy Hershberger
                                                                   Beate Johns
                                                                   Cindy Haffner
                                                                   Heather Jensen
                                                                   Maki Jones
                                                                   Mona Pendleton
                                                                   Silke Ledlow -------little ole me :)
                                                                   Betty Wright
                                                                   Kathy Jones
                                                                   Yvonne Hagane
                                                                   Pat Adam

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and we hope you enjoyed the hop?!?

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, February 20, 2012

OLA99 With Sympathy...

Hello my sweet stampin' friends!

I'm came down with a nasty little head cold this weekend and as you can imagine I feel like crap :(

My Guest Designer gig with Ooh La La Creations is coming to an end today, and thank goodness I created this card last week, or otherwise I would have been card less. The OLA99 Challenge theme this week is this beautiful inspiration photo......

Here is my idea.....

As you can tell this is very simple and the image from the Toppers 2 from the As With Gladness Collection makes the card. The sentiment is from the PTI Botanical Silhouette Set. Next I added the SU Taffeta Ribbon, the SU matching Button and the Scrapper's Floss...voila!

I want to take this opportunity and thank the Ooh La La team for having me! Please make sure to swing by the Ooh La La Blog and check out the teams creations for this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope to get over this cold quickly and have a new card for you this weekend.

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, February 18, 2012

C4C124 Thank Heaven....

Happy weekend!

Unfortunately I have to work out off town this weekend, but managed to post this card prior to my departure :) !!! Can you guess who it's for??? Yes, I made it for my co-worker Megan and family! Just in case you missed my prior post...Megan just welcomed her 4th daughter....sweet little Elizabeth Ann...on Valentine's Day.

Anyway, this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C124 theme made it easy to create my card for her. Joycelyn has challenged us to....make a card or project using *STRIPES & POLKA DOTS*.

Here is my idea.....

Before I get started, I would like to point out that we have a fabulous sponsor this week....check  them out - *The Ribbon Carousel*. Of course the fabulous owner Corinna McGregor has provided us with some fabbo Ribbons from her store and I'm featuring two different kinds - 1" Pink Sheer Tinsel Edge & 3/4" Pink V Striped Ribbon.

The super duper sweet image is from the PTI Hanging Out Set. The Polka Dotted DP in the background is from SU and I added some scored Stripes along the other side. Next I embellished the Ribbon with a matching PTI Button plus some Scrapper's Floss and some Silver Pearls...voila!

Please make sure to stop by the C4C Blog to see all the awesome creations the *Crazies* have created and have fun playing along!!!

Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you again next week....

                                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, February 16, 2012

ODBD Alumni Border Blog Hop - CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy Day!

It's an awesome week so far...can't complain with Valentine in it plus my co-worker Megan (we are sharing the office) just had her 4th baby girl - sweet little Elizabeth - she arrived on V-day...so fun! God is so good, she is a perfect little healthly munchkin and super cute of course :) !!!

Today, I'm excited to share a new Our Daily Bread Designs card. It's time for our Alumni Team's bi-monthly *For the Love Blog Hop*. This week the Alumni team along with some of the ODBD designers are featuring a hop for the Love of ODBD Borders and Frames!

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you came from my Australian buddy KATHY's Blog then you are right on track....and if not please go to ODBD Blog and start at the beginning. One of the post is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until March 14th at 6 PM. We will announced the Winner on March 16th over on the ODBD Blog!

I have the pleasure of showing off the beautiful Fleur De Lis Border Set and the Bible Verse is from the Scripture Collection 6 Set. The images were stamped onto the ODBD Tag Die. The background was embossed with the SU Striped Embossing Folder and I layered it with some leftover SU Design Paper. Next I embellished my card with the PTI Stitched Smokey Shadow Ribbon, a matching SU Button, some White Scrapper's Floss, the Flowers & Leaves plus the Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to hop on over to my super sweet friend BETTY's Blog. Have fun hopping!!!

I'll be back on Saturday with a new card...see ya then!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CQC124 For You....

Howdy again...hope your day started great???

Here are the colors for this weeks Color Q Challenge #124.....so fun and happy!

Here is my take on it.....

I went for a almost no stamping card :) !!! The sentiment is from the Fillable Frames #5 Set. The hearts where created with the PTI Heart Prints Die. I embossed them both with different EP Folders - Dotted and Heart - not to forget the Framed Tulips and added the Flourished ZVA Pearls in the background. Next I added the Cotton Lace Ribbon, a matching Caribbean Ribbon with a SU Rose embellishment and the Halfback Pearls.

Hope you all give these fun colors a try??? Please make sure to swing by the CQC Blog for all the fabbo cards the team has created!

See you again on Thursday! Enjoy your day!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

FTTC156 From The Heart....

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope all you love birds out there have something fun planned today :) ??? I took the day off to hang out with my hubby and girls....yeah! My girls are on *Winter* break this week and this way I get to spend a little extra time with them :) !!!

Anyway, if you dont' have anything going on, come and hang out with us over at the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC156 for a new challenge theme!!! Beate is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to create a card for a *LOVED ONE* and please make sure to add *SOME RED* to your project!!!

Here is my idea....

I couldn't resist using the From The Heart Set again. The heart was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and I colored it with these Copic Markers ~ RV000, R000, R00 and R02. The Basic Gray and Real Read DP are from SU. Next I added the Pink Ribbon and a matching Button with the Scrapper' Floss as well as the Doily and the Silver Pearls.

Now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the Design Team to see all their ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona and please don't forget our February Guest Designer Tera Fujan.

Have a fabbo week and make sure to come back in the morning to check out my Color Q card :) !!!

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, February 11, 2012

C4C123 My Friend.....

Happy weekend!

WOW...this week has just flown by. I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend :) !!! How about you?

It's already time for a new Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C123 theme. Joycelyn is our hostess this month an she has challenged us to my make a card/project for *SOMEONE YOU LOVE* and send/give it to them! Here is the Sketch you need to work with....

Here is my take on it.....

I will not reveal whom my card will go to....I know this person is reading my blog :) !!! I finally inked up my PTI Anniversary Botanical Silhouettes Set. The image was inked in SU Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait and Concord Crush. The embossed background was created with the SU SAB Stripes Embossing Folder. Next I added the Striped Ribbon, the SU Button with some Red Scrapper's Floss and the Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to check out all the fabbo ideas my *Crazy* friends had and find out how to play along by swinging by the C4C Blog.

Have a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for stopping by today!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

CQC123 Just Because....

Hello again!

Here is my card for this weeks Color Q Challenge # 123. We have some awesome colors for you to try....

Here is my take on the colors.....

I couldn't decide what set to use and finally settled for the PTI Life Set. The images were stamped randomly with the required colors and then I stamped the sentiment from the PTI Giga Guide Lines. Next I embellished my card with the SU Poppy Parade Ribbon, a Button with some matching Red Scrapper's Floss as well as some Silver Pearls.

Hope you have a chance to play along! Please make sure to swing by  the CQC Blog to see the entire teams take on the colors.

Have a fun week....I'll be back on Saturday!

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~ 

FTTC155 Seize The Day....

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC155. Maki is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to create a project using a *BIRD IMAGE/OR ELEMENT*.

Here is my take on it....

I decided to pull out one of my silhouette images from the Sweet Days of Summer. Very quick and easy card :) !!! I added some Kraft CS and some DP scrap, plus the Large Striped Ribbon with the Black Button and the Silver Cord,  at last I added the Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to swing by the FTTC Blog to read all the details and please check out all of the designers ideas as well ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Tammy, BeateMona.  Please help us welcome our new February Guest Designer Tera Fujan.

Thanks for swing by today...I'll be back later with my new Color Q card...see ya then!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, February 6, 2012

OLA98 Happy Valentine....and some pictures!!!

Happy Monday everyone!

It's time for a new Oh la la Challenge ~ OLA98. The theme this week is *BE MY VALENTINE*.

Here is my idea....

My main image is from the Oh la la Heart Lovers Toppers 1. Such a cute silhouette image and it's so easy to add to any project. The background was embossed with the Love Language Embossing Folder. I added a Doily, some SU DP scraps, the Black/White Grosgrain Ribbon, a matching Button with some Black Scrapper's Floss, the Flowers and the Heart Pins.

Please make sure to stop by the Oh la la Blog for all the details on how to play along, as well as all the beautiful Design Team samples!

As promised I have a few pictures from the Stamp Show where I met Kelley Holland from Our Daily Bread Designs and some other sweet stampin' friends!

                                                 Julie Warner, Josh from ODBD and me
Kelley's sweet hubby Rick

                                                Julie Warner (ODBD DT) and Jenny Gropp

                                         The sweet Sandee Shanabrough (ODBD DT Team)

Josh and Kelley 

Kelley, Julie and me :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to come back tomorrow for my Flourishes and Color Q cards!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

C4C122 The Mighty Sea....

Happy weekend!

I'm on my way to a Stamp Show in the Atlanta area....yeah! I'm looking forward to meeting Kelley Holland - the owner of Our Daily Bread Designs - and a few other ladies that are helping Kelley at the ODBD booth. Hopefully we'll get some quality picture time...so I can show them off here on my blog.

Anyway, it's time for a new theme over at the Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C122. Lynda is our February host and she has challenged us to create a project with *MAKE A SCENE*. Check out the C4C blog for all the details and of course the fabbo cards the *Crazies* have created!

Here is my idea.....


Talking about ODBD ....I decided to show off the newly released ODBD Stamp Set called The Mighty Sea. Isn't it awesome?!? It totally reminds me of our beaches here in Georgia :) !!! Of course I wanted the image to speak for itself and kept my design clean and simple. To add a little more interest I added some scoring and some piercing in the background. The Ribbon is from the SU Baja Breeze Collection and I topped it off with a matching SU Button, Silver Cord, Glitter and the Silver Pearls.

Have a fabulous weekend and who knows maybe we'll bump into each other at the Stamp Show?!?

                                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, February 2, 2012

ODBD Alumni Blog - CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy Thursday my sweet stampin'  friends!

Can you believe it's already February??? This means it's time for our ODBD Alumni Blog Hop. The theme this month is for the *LOVE OF ODBD SCRIPTURE COLLECTIONS*.

If you came here directly from my sweet friend KATHY'S Blog, then you are right on track.....if not, please start over at the ODBD Blog and hop yourself back to me :) !!!

Here is some info along the way....please check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go back to the ODBD Blog for the full link list. One of the post is a hot spot and a name will be drawn from that list of comments to win a $15 ODBD store gift certificate. So, all you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love! You have until February 15th at 6 PM. Winner will be announced February 16th!

Here is my idea.....

My card features the beautiful Bible Verse from Nehemiah 8:10 that can be found on the Scripture 6 Collection. As you can tell I've kept my design clean and simple.....I decided to emboss my card with the SU Framed Tulips Folder. Next I added the Cotton Lace, the Zva Pearls Flourish and the Flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by and now it's time to hop on over to  BETTY'S BLOG.

                                                                   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...