Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CQC161 Each Day....

Happy Tuesday!

Can you believe it's already time for a new Color Q???



Here is our new awesome CQC161 color palette.....and the layout for this card was inspired by this weeks The Paper Players Sketch #119....

 

I decided to use a sentiment from the Flourishes Country Road Set. Here are the goodies I used on my card....I started out with the Flourishes Classic White CS, the Orange DP is from the BasicGrey Indie Bloom Collection and the Yellow DP is from the My Mind's Eye Dolled Up Collection, some Black Kaiser Rhinestones, the BasicGrey Tissue Flower with the Yellow Prima Crystal in the center. I also added some scoring and the Scalloped Border.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and please don't forget to stop by the CQC Blog to see all the beautiful samples the rest of the team has created!

                                                                    Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, October 27, 2012

C4C160 A Kind Word....

Happy weekend! 

I have a new card for you today....it's for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C160.



We have an awesome Sketch for you to try and we hope you get a chance to try it.....



I decided to use the beautiful Flourishes Flowers and Frames Set. My card started out with the Flourishes Classic White CS and I embellished it with the Design Paper from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection, some White Lace Trim on the bottom, some matching Color Made Easy Emerald Teal Ribbon with the Small Stamped Metal Brad, some Kaiser Miss Nelly Jewels and some matching Flowers.

Please stop by the C4C Blog for all the beautiful creations the team has crafted and of course all the entries for the week. 

Thank you so much for stopping by again! Have a fabulous weekend and I will be back on Tuesday with a new card!!!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flourishes Friday Focus...

Happy TGIF!

I've been under the weather a bit and I can't even tell you how happy I'm that it's weekend time!!!

I did manage to stamp a bit this week and here is my card for the Flourishes Friday Focus on the Forest of Trees Set.



I tried something different this time...I'm becoming daring.....wink. I saw this *Emboss Resist* technique not to long ago on my friend Marisa's blog and I could wait to try it myself.

The only thing I did different was....I started out with the Flourishes Classic White CS and then I took these Memento Ink Pads ~ Cottage Ivy, Dandelion, New Sprout ~ and literally spread them across the CS. Next I heat embossed the tree with the Ranger Super Fine Black EP. The rest of the card was embellished with the matching Color Made Easy Pistachio Ribbon, the cute Stamped Metal Brad along with the Tailor-Made Classic Tag and the sentiment form the Tiny Flowers & Tag Set.

Please stop by all the other team members to see their ideas on this Set ~

Are you ready to take a gamble? Starting today, Flourishes will be hosting a progressive sale called our Gambler’s Sale! We’ll start the sale at 10% off all items on our SALE page and then, each Friday afterward, we will drop prices another 5% until all the items are going, going, GONE! Quantities are limited – so take a gamble and see how low these prizes will go and risk losing the sale or buy them before they get snatched up! There will be no back orders on any of the products facing retirement. So, get these items before they are gone for good! Since we have to make room on our shelves for new products, this sale is bound to be good! Click HERE to take a peek at our sale pages!

Thank you so much for stopping by.....I'll be back tomorrow with a new card :) !!! Hope to see you then....

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Thursday, October 25, 2012

ODBD Alumni Blog Hop....

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 Love of Animals! Check out each link and leave a comment. If you get lost along the way, check the ODBD Blog for full list of links.  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, November 7, 2012 at 6 PM.  We hope you will enjoy all the beautiful designs featuring For the Love of Animals!

If you came here from KATHY's BLOG then you are right on track...if not, please start at the ODBD Blog and hop your way back to me!!!




I have the pleasure of showing off the beautiful Sing to the Lord Set. I also added the sentiment from the Mini Tags 2 Set.  

My card was also inspired by this weeks Retro Sketch #34.... 



Thank you so much for hopping by today. Now it's time to hop on over to TOSH's BLOG!!!  

Have a wonderful day....and I'll be back tomorrow with a new card!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: ODBD Sing to the Lord , Mini Tags 2
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers ~ B000, B00, B91, B95, YR00, YR02, R22, R25, R27, Y08, YG 63 
Paper: Flourishes Classic White 
Accessories: Silver Pearls, PTI Berry Sorbet Ribbon, PTI Button, White Scrapper's Floss, SU Eyelet Border Punch
Technique: Dry Embossing (scoring),

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CQC160 Miss You...

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a brand new Color Q......



I was inspired by the tree image in the inspiration photo and decided to dig out an old Stampin' Up Set....called Branch Out. I randomly inked the leaves in the required colors and voila the card came together in no time.

Please stop by the Color Q Blog to see all of the teams creations and this weeks entries! I'm also submitting this card to the Less is More Challenge #90 which is an Autumn theme...make sure to check it out!

 Have a wonderful week! I'll be back on Thursday with a new card....see you then,

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~


Stamp Set: Branch Out, PTI Fillable Frames sentiment 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Flourishes Classic White 
Accessories: Silver Pearls, PTI Scarlet Jewel, PTI Button, White Scrapper's Floss
Technique: Dry Embossing (scoring)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

C4C159, Catered Crop....BOO

Happy Weekend!!!

Hope you are enjoying yours??? We escaped to Atlanta for a few days to do some birthday shopping for me and my little Miriam....along with some early Christmas shopping! We went to yummy Cheesecake Factory and Bahama Breeze....which is the restaurant we ate the night before our sweet little Miriam was born....she loves when we eat there and when I tell her the story about the night before she was born :) !!! Time sure flies by fast...Miriam is almost 8 years.

Anyway, today I have a fun card for you.....I finally made my first Halloween card this year. This card is for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C159 and the Catered Crop Recipe Swap. The the theme for the C4C159 is to create a project with these Halloween colors ~ ORANGE, PURPLE AND BLACK




The Catered Crop Recipe this week is to create a .....CIRCLE ROUND project - NO SQUARES ALLOWED!!!! I see some bad puns in our future – but some well-rounded projects! Grab anything with a circle shape – buttons, brads, die cuts, or punches – or even make a circle-shaped card. Please make sure to stop by the Catered Crop Blog for all the details on how to play along!


I decided to grab my super fun Flourishes Witching You a Happy Halloween Set. I inked up the fun sentiment and witch hat with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ YR01, YR07, V17 and Colorless BlenderMy card shape was created with the Spellbinder Blossom Die. My card base is from the Flourishes Classic White CS. Next I layered it with the Color Made Easy Tiger Lily and Color Made Easy Rich Brown Paper. The rest of my card was embellished with the Color Made Easy Elderberry Ribbon, a Button with some Black Scrapper's Floss and the Black Kaiser Rhinestones


Hope you come and join us and show us your ideas....please make sure to stop by the C4C Blog for all the details and please also make sure to stop by the Catered Crop Blog for all the details!!! 

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you again on Tuesday with my new Color Q card!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, October 19, 2012

Flourishes FREE FOR ALL

Happy TGIF!

It's time for the Flourishes FREE FOR ALL.... the week after release the Senior Design Team hosts a *free for all* — where they pick up their favorite sets of the release and play with any or all! So, get ready for a feast for the eyes today! And, TODAY is the very last day to take advantage of the October New Release Bundle — when you can get all four sets for 10% off the retail price. Just click HERE to see the bundle in the store!




To be honest with you as soon as I saw the super cute skate image in the Snow Day Set it stole my little stamper heart :) !!! We love to skate and we can't wait until they open the skate ring again. Matter of fact I think I will create some invitations for Sarah's and Rebecca's friends...to join us for a fun skating afternoon....so stay tuned for my next project with this cute set!!!  

Today, I'm excited to show you this card above.....I started out with the Flourishes Classic Ivory CS. The sentiment and the skates were inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ BG000, BG01, BG07, C1 and C5Next I added the DP from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection, the Taupe Scalloped Lace Trim, some matching Color Made Easy Teal Blue Ribbon, a Stamped Metal Brad, some Brown Pearls and some Glitter.



Please make sure top hop around to all the other team members to see their ideas and which set they favored with this release ~

Thank you so much for stopping by.....I'll be back tomorrow with a new fun card :) !!! Hope to see you then....

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CQC159 Happy Birthday to you....

Happy Tuesday!

I hope you had a great weekend??? My girls are on Fall Break this week and I decided to take the week off too...yeah! We've been busy with yard work, preparing the house for the upcoming holidays and we've been enjoying going to our GSU Volleyball games...and I'm happy to tell you that we have won both home games...GO EAGLES!!!

Today I have a new card to share for this weeks Color Q ......

 

As always we have some fun colors for you and we hope you have a chance to try them.....



I decided to make a birthday card again, since this is such a busy birthday month :) !!! The birthday sentiment is from the newly released Flourishes Sentimental Favorites Set. The sentiment was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped onto the Spellbinder Standard Circle Die. My card base was created with the Flourishes Classic White CS. Next I layered it with the Color Made Easy Tiger Lily Paper and the Color Made Easy Pistachio Paper. The *flourish* behind the sentiment was created with a MFT Die using the Color Made Easy Rich Brown Paper. The rest of the card was embellished with a Doily, some May Arts Solid Iridescent Ribbon, a matching Button with some Black Scrapper's Floss, some Prima Flowers and the Prima Harvest Crystals.

My layout for this card was inspired by this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch #263.

As always, please hop on over to the Color Q Blog to check out the rest of the teams creations as well as all the entries for this week!

Have a fabulous week and I will be back again on Friday with a new card!!! See you then....

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~

Friday, October 12, 2012

Flourishes October Release DAY 5......

Hi all! 

We hope you've enjoyed this week’s peeks and we are excited to say that all of the stamp sets that we've been showing off this week are in the Flourishes Store HERE! And, instead of calling this last set a "peek" let's just show it to you in its full glory!!

Introducing.... SENTIMENTAL FAVORITES.......

 

For a little while now, we've gotten requests to bring back an all occasion stamp set that can fit the bill for a variety of different kinds of cards. Well, you spoke and we listened! That's what Flourishes strives to do -- make your card making fun and -- easy! From *Happy Birthday* and *Thank You* creations to *Sympathy* cards and notes of *Congrats*, this Stamp Set has all the sentiments you need packed in a 4" by 6" set. It will, no doubt, be a *go to* with all those beautifully scripted words! 

Here is my idea......



Here is how this card came together....my card base was created with the Flourishes Classic White CS. The Design Paper is from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection. The sentiment was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped & layered onto the Spellbinder Label One Dies. Next I embellished the card with the Color Made Easy Iced Lime Ribbonsome Kraft Jute Twine, a Button, a Doily, some Wild Rose Flowers and some Prima Smoky Crystals

Would you like to win our new Sentimental Favorites Set??? All you need to do is guess…. 

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

NOW.. onto some more fun news and a few reminders!

Don’t forget, you have a chance to win our entire October Release! Have you checked out our Think Pink Challenge? Just click HERE to find out how to play! Play along in this week’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kicked off yesterday with the Inside and Out Challenge. And, the Go Natural Challenge too! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Have you checked out our New Release Bundle? It gives you 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle!

And... another exciting bit of news! Three out of the five sets released have a Silhouette Came Cut Files available as well. AND, for those folks who asked for SVG files so that they could also use our cut files in other digital cutting machines, we say — you asked, we answered! We now have all of our cut files available in an SVG format as well! Just click HERE to visit these files in the Flourishes store! These digital downloads are purchased from the store and upon completion of your order, you’ll receive a link to download your cut files. We think these will add so much fun when creating!

And FINALLY.... have you missed our FREE SHIPPING with all domestic orders over $75 program? Well, we did too and have decided to bring it back just for YOU! That's right! Now, any order you place over $75 (excluding our 40 packs of Classic card stock or clear boxes), will include free shipping! That's one heck of a deal and one we hope you take advantage of! 

That's enough news and excitement for one post. If you want to see all the new sets in their full glory -- just click HERE to visit the Flourishes store! We hope you have had a blast with us this week! We’ll see you back here tomorrow as we draw the latest names to land in our Winner’s Circle! See you then!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

FLOURISHES NOON TIME CHALLENGE!!!!

Hello again!

It's time for our new Flourishes NOON TIME CHALLENGE...another great way to win some Flourishes October Release goodies!!!

The theme for this challenge is to *GO NATURAL*!!!



Here is what I came up with....... 



I decided to show you another way to use our beautiful new Naturally Merry Set that we have sneak peeked earlier today. If you missed it...click HERE.

Here is how this card came together....my card base was created with the Flourishes Ivory CSI decided to score the left side of the second layer before I added the Design Paper from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection. The sentiment and the main image were inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and the pine cones were colored with these Copic Markers ~ E00, E27, E29, G82, G85, G94 and Colorless Blender. Next I embellished the card with the Linen Burlap, some May Arts Bittersweet Ribbon, some Kraft Jute Twine, Buttons and some Prima Smoky Crystals. Before I put my card together I ink distressed the edges with the Ranger Tea Dyed Pad.

Before you hop on over to the other Design Team Members I want to make sure you knew that you have many ways to win some our our Flourishes October Release goodies....how about playing along in our THINK PINK Challenge!?! You can also play in our first Noon Time Challenges, which kicked off YESTERDAY! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced this Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

If you like what you have seen on our blogs the last few days...then you can pre-order our OCTOBER SET's .... and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off

Please make sure top stop by these listed designers for their take on today's challenge.....

Christine Okken     Amanda Havon      Danielle Kennedy       Cindy Lawrence
                                                                           
Thank you for stopping by today....hope to see you again tomorrow when we reveal our last Flourishes Set. Until then.... 

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Flourishes October Release DAY 4.....

Howdy friends!!!

Are your ready for DAY 4 of the Flourishes October Release?!?! Today we have a beautiful Holiday Set for you...this one is called NATURALLY MERRY.......


Send out Christmas wishes with a natural and earthy flair. This beautiful set, illustrated by Marcella Hawley, offers an elegant sugar pine cone and a sprig of holly. Pair these beauties with three elegant Christmas expressions and you have the making of a gorgeous set perfect for the holidays. 



Here is what I've created........



Here is how my card came together....my card base was created with the Flourishes Classic White CSThe Design Paper is from the My Mind's Eye Breeze Collection. The sentiment and the main image were inked in Memento Tuxedo Black and the pine cone was colored with these Copic Markers ~ E00, E27, E29, G82, G85, G94 and Colorless Blender. Next I embellished the card with a Doily,  some May Arts Solid Iridescent Ribbon, some Gold Metallic String,  a Button and some Prima Smoky Crystals. Before I put my card together I decided to ink distressed the edges with the Ranger Tea Dyed Pad.





DO YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BEAUTIFUL SET?????  



Then all you have to do is leave some love by visiting the Senior Design Team Members listed below and guess who the Mystery Blogger is ~

                                                                           Christine Okken
                                                                           Cindy Lawrence
                                                                           Danielle Kennedy
                                                                           Heather Jensen
                                                                           Julie Koerber
                                                                           Sharon Doolittle
                                                                           Stacy Morgan
                                                                           Tammy Hershberger 

Here are a few more ways to win some Flourishes October Release goodies.....how about playing along in our THINK PINK Challenge?!?!You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kicked off YESTERDAY and ANOTHER ONE TODAY at noon! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full OCTOBER Release! All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!The good news? If you like what you see on our designers' blogs today, you can pre-order our NATURALLY MERRY SET (along with the other four sets as well) and if you purchase all five sets, you can take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off all our new sets when you purchase it in the bundle. 

Don't forget to check out our fabulous new 123 Kits... called Viola



It’s full of beautiful lavender, teal and blue hues that are perfect for the icy months ahead! Just click HERE to see this kit and all it offers in the store!

Thank you for stopping by today....hope to see you again tomorrow when we reveal the next Flourishes Set.



                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~  

INSPIRED BY CHALLENGE - #IB297 SEASHELLS

It's time for a new Inspired By ... Here is this weeks #IB297 inspiration photo along with a sketch... I was inspired by the beach (san...