Thursday, March 29, 2012

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

Happy Thursday!!! 

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Designs 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 For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets.

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to the ODBD blog for the full link list.  One of the post is a hop 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 Wednesday, April 11th at 6 PM.  The winner will be announced April 12th!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the Easter inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Easter Sets!!!



If you came here from the ODBD Blog than you are right on track.....I have the pleasure showing off one of my all time favorite ODBD Sets called I Am the Way. I'm also showing off some new Spellbinder goodies called Romantic Rectangles. I simply dressed the card up with some Silver Pearls, added some Flowers, Ribbon, matching Button and some Scrapper's Floss.


Now it's time to hop on over to my buddy BETTY'S BLOG!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by....have fun hopping and good luck!!!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~




Stamps: I Am the Way
Ink: SU Marvelous Magenta, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI White CS
Dies/Punches: Spellbinder Romantic Rectangle
Other: PTI Stitched Plum Pudding Ribbon, matching SU Button, Purple Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FTTC162, CQC130 Alleluia......

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

Another week has flown by and it's time for a new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC162. Maki is our hostess and she has challenged us to an *EASTER* theme project.

I decided to ink up the He is Risen Set...isn't it gorgeous?!? 



My card was also combined with this weeks CQC130 colors.....please make sure to swing by there!!!


Please swing by the FTTC team to see all their beautiful idea ~ Cindy, Maki, Heather, Beate, MonaTammy and please don't forget our March Guest Designer Meredith!!! 

Have a fabulous week, 

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Stamps: He is Risen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers ~ YG11, G21, Y21, Y000, R08, RV14, N1, C1, C2 
Paper: Flourishes Classic White CS, SU Melon Mambo DP Collection
Dies/Punches: MS Border Punch 
Other: Turquoise Satin Ribbon, matching Button, Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls

Saturday, March 24, 2012

C4C129 You are a hoot....

Happy weekend!

Our super sweet Frances is not only our Crazy 4 Challenges hostess this month, she is also our BIRTHDAY GIRL today!!! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANCES!!! Hope you will have a fabulous day!

Frances, loves *Owls* and she has challenged us this week to create a project showing some *OWLS*...if you don't have any owl images, then just use a *Bird* image.



Please swing by the C4C Blog for all the fun Owl creations the*Crazies* have created!


Have a fabulous weekend,

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~


Stamps: SU Out on a Limb
Paper:
PTI White CS, PTI Kraft CS
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay
Dies/Punches:
1 1/4" and 1 3/8" SU Punches, PTI Filigree Border Die 
Other: PTI Hawaiian Shores Stitched Ribbon, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button, Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Silver Pearls, SU Silver Hardware

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Catered Crop Recipe Swap.....

Happy Thursday!

It's time for a new Catered Crop Recipe Swap.....our ingredient this week is *STITCHING*. Whether you knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross stitch, hand stitch or machine stitch, we love it all!


Here is my take on it....



I decided to add some *FAUX STITCHING* around the edges of this sweet Whisker Graphic Bitty Bag. Next I added the Flourishes Country Charm Labels image and the sentiment is from the MFT PI Because You're Special Set. I embellished the rest of the bag with Flowers, PTI Ribbon, matching SU Button with some Pink Scrapper's Floss and Silver Pearls...voila!

With this said.....let me tell you who our fabulous Sponsor is for this challenge.....make sure to read all the details over at the Catered Crop Blog......you don't want to miss these goodies :) !!!



Thank you for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to play along!?!?

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

CQC129 Tres Chic...

Hello again!

We have some beautiful colors for this weeks Color Q #129. Come and try them....


Here is my take on it.....



I went the girl route and chose the beautiful Flourishes Feminine Charm Set. The image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ BV000, BG0000, YG11 and Prisma Markers ~ Deco Blue (PM134) & Dark Purple (PM168). The DP in the background is from the SU Rich Razzleberry Collection. Next I added the Cotton Trim Ribbon, the Flowers, the Off White Satin Ribbon with a matching SU Button & some Scrapper's Floss, plus the Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to stop by the CQC Blog to see the teams fabbo take on the colors as well as all the fabbo entries!!!

Have a fabulous day,

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

FTTC161 Sketch Time!!!

Happy Tuesday!

It's my turn to host his weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC161....yeah!!!! I hope you have time to try this *LONG CARD* SKETCH with us.


Here is my take on it......





The brand new released Botanical Bookplates Vol. 1 Set worked perfectly with this *Long Card* Sketch! The images were inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ Y19, Y21, YG11, G21, G24 and Colorless Blender. The sentiment is from the new Magnolias Set. The rest of my card was embellished the rest of my card with some Black/White Gingham Ribbon, some Cotton Trim Ribbon, a matching Black Button, Black Scrapper's Floss and Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to swing by the FTTC Blog to read all the details and to check out all of the entries ~ CindyMaki, Heather, BeateMonaTammy and our March Guest Designer Meredith MacRitchie.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to seeing your cards :) !!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

C4C128, ODBD Anniversary BLOG HOP....CHECK IT OUT!!!

Happy weekend!

Grab your coffee mug and join me for a longer post.....I combined the C4C theme with this Hop :) !!!

If you came here from FRAN'S BLOG then you are right on track, if not please start at the ODBD Blog, so you don't miss anyone. If any links are broken just go back to the ODBD Blog to find the listing for all the participants.

I'm very excited that I'm part of today's Our Daily Bread Designs *4th Anniversary* Blog Hop!!! It is such a blessing to work for a company that brings glory to God in every stamp set they create!

If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the entire Design Teams can submit a bunch of their favorite Scripture for the *Special Anniversary Sets*, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" Stamp Sets in the store. This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, but also Quotes and Sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or projects. I know you will love them!!!



Kelley was so sweet and chose my Psalm 130:5 for the new release...you can find this wonderful Psalm in the brand new Scripture Collection 9 Set. I stamped it onto the Spellbinder Eighteen Die and embellished the rest of my card with some SU Design Paper, punched out MS Border, a Doily, ZVA Pearls, some Pink Satin Ribbon with a matching Button and Pink Scrapper's Floss.

Thank you for hanging in there so long :) !!! Here are some details about the Blog Hop.....the Hop will run until 8pm EDT Mar 18. The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Mar 19. Four hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and One blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary Bread Basket Bundle!!!

Here is what you have to do to qualify to win one of these prizes.....Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment. Return to the ODBD blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop. Please make sure to tell  Kelley *Happy 4th Anniversary*!!!

Now it's time to hop on over to PATTER'S BLOG!!!

Thank you for stopping by...have fun hopping and good luck..... 

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ODBD BLOG HOP.....CHECK IT OUT!!!

Welcome to Our Daily Bread Design's 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 For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds

Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, go to 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.  All you have to do is hop along and see all the creations and leave a little love!  You have until March 28th at 6 PM. The winner will be announced March 29th!  So, get hopping and enjoy all the inspiration using For the Love of ODBD Backgrounds!

If you came from Kathy's Blog than you are right on track.....if not, please start at the ODBD Blog and hop right back to my post!!!




I have the pleasure of showing off the beautiful Butterfly Corner Set. This Set can also be matched up with the beautiful Single Butterfly & Butterfly Die.  The in and outside sentiment is from the With Heartfelt Sympathy Set. The Butterfly Corner and Butterfly image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and then I sponged it with some SU Daffodil DelightPear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade. Next I added the Doily behind the sentiment and embellished the rest of my card with another Butterfly, Silver Pearls, Flowers and the Ribbon.



Now it's time to hop on over to my buddy Betty's Blog!

Thanks for hopping by today....see you soon!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

FTTC160, CQC128 Best of Luck...

Happy Tuesday!


It's time for a brand new Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC160 Challenge. Cindy is our hostess and she  is challenging us to add some *LACE & SCALLOPS*.



My color inspiration for this card came from this weeks Color Q ~ CQC128 Challenge.


As soon as I saw the colors I thought of *St. Patrick's Day* and the Flourishes Irish Blessings Set was the perfect choice. The image was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YG11, G12, G24, G28, C1, C3 and Colorless Blender. Next I added some *scoring*,   some leftover BasicGrey DP, some Lace, with some Certainly Celery Ribbon with a matching Button and Scrapper's Floss, a punched out Scalloped Border and the Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to check out all the beautiful cards the team has created ~ CindyMaki, Heather,
BeateMonaTammy and our new March Guest Designer Meredith MacRitchie.

Don't forget to try the beautiful Color Q Colors!!!

                                                                Hugs,  ~Silke~

Saturday, March 10, 2012

C4C127 Just Flying By....

Happy weekend!

It's time for a new Crazy 4 Challenge theme ~ C4C127.....*Spring brings new life*…. baby animals, flowers, Easter etc. Use this theme as your inspiration this week.



My card is for a *NEW* friend. I decided to use the super sweet PTI Bird Watching Set. The image itself was inked in Tuxedo Rich Cocoa and colored with these Copic Makers ~ YG91, E00, R27, R14, Y15, YG11, G12 and Colorless Blender. The DP in the background is from the Authentique Blissful Collection and I added some *faux stitching* and *edge distressing*. Next I embellished the card with some Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss and some Pearls.

Please make sure to to visit the C4C Blog to see all the beautiful ideas the *Crazies* had!!!

Have a fabulous weekend......

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, March 9, 2012

Some fun news to share.....

Happy TGIF!

I'm excited to share that I have joined another Design Team called Catered Crop. Please make sure to swing by the Catered Crop Blog to see who else is on the team and what fabulous samples they have created.


Our featured ingredient for our Catered Crop Recipe Swap is to use *RIBBON* and with this said we have an awesome Sponsor.... and this company is not new to you, because I have sampled their fabulous products before....please help us welcome the Ribbon Carousel.


Here is my take on it......



I have the pleasure of showing off the beautiful Siam Pink Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon.  The Ribbon was matched up with a Button and some Pink Scrapper's Floss. The image on my card is from the SU Elements of Styles Set. As always I inked the image in Tuxedo Memento Black before I colored it with these Copic Markers ~ RV000, R0000, R00, Y15, YG11, G12, G21.

Please make sure to check out our fabulous sponsor and play along in the challenge to win a fabulous prize as well!!!



Thank you so much for stopping by today....I'll be back on tomorrow with a new card!!!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

CQC127 Happy Birthday.....

Hello again!

I'm still out off town and I hope this post went live :) !!!

This is my card for this weeks Color Q Challenge #127.



We have some fabulous colors again and I hope you get a chance to play along.


All my goodies on the card are from SU except the Silk Ribbon and the Brown Pearls.

Please make sure to stop by the Color Q Blog to see all the beautiful entries and of course all the samples the Design Team has created.

Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~                                                    

FTTC159 Happy Day....

Happy Tuesday!

I'm out off town, but hope that this post will go live :) !?! This is my card for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC159.



Heather is our hostess and she has challenged us to use this Inspiration Photo.......


Since we were asked to use at least three different colors, I decided to us ~ Brown, Green, Blue, Yellow and Coral. The image is from the Lenten Rose Set. It was inked in Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with these Copic Markers ~ YG11, G12, G24, YR02, YR04, YR07, Y08, B0000, BV000, C1 and Colorless Blender. I added some Corrugated Board and distressed it with some White Ink. Next I added a Doily, the Cord and the little Tag with the sentiment from the Tiny Flowers and Tags Set and then I finished it off with the Brown Pearls

Please make sure to swing by the FTTC Blog and see all the creations from the team and please help us welcome our new March Guest Designer!

Hopefully I'll have another post go live at 9:00 AM....so come back and see what color theme we have this week over at the Color Q.......

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

C4C126 Happy Birthday...

Howdy friends!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend already??? Mine will be short, because I'm working another conference this Sunday into next week. I'm definitely looking forward to next weekend :) !!!

Anyway, it's time for a new Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C126 theme. The fabulous Frances is hosting this month and she has challenged us to create some *FUN FOLDS*. Feel free to check out the SCS Site for some awesome fold ideas.




I decided to go for the Trifold again...so simple and pretty :) !!! I couldn't help it, but I had to used the Botanical Silhouettes Set from PTI again. I added a little Glitter to the flowers and embellished the rest of the card with the Red/White Checker Ribbon, a matching Red Button, some White Scrapper's Floss, a Tag, the punched out edges, some scoring and the Silver Pearls. The window was created with the Spellbinder Labels Two.

Please swing by the C4C Blog to see all the details on how to play along as well as all the fabbo fold cards the *Crazies* have created!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you soon,

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~                                             

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