Friday, August 30, 2013


Happy TGIF!!!

Today you're going to see some fun creations from the Senior Design Team with a couple of our still beautiful but older sets Ferns and Fiddles and Falling Leaves.....perfectly inspiring for the upcoming season of Autumn! 

So you can head on over and visit...
You might have noticed that we have been one team member short this summer and we are sad to tell you that Amanda has stepped down from the Senior Design Team :( !!! But, we are happy to announce our newest Senior Design Team Member Allison Cope

Please help us welcome Ally to the team and swing over to the Flourishes Blog where she is featured this week and you will have the opportunity to case her. Play along and you could win a Flourishes bag filled with lots of goodies!!!! 

I'll be back next week...I'm heading down to Florida to hang out with my German friends who are vacationing here in the US. Enjoy your long Labor Day weekend!!!

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~


Friday, August 23, 2013


Happy TGIF!!!

Today the Flourishes Senior Team is going to do something a little different! We're going to spend this Friday on a Technique Focus we think you'll enjoy. 

It's one that's very "hot" in the card making industry right now, *WATERCOLOR*. You'll see many examples of some great water coloring techniques along the way with the Design Team. 

We're also going to focus on a product we have in store that's great for water coloring, AND it's in our OVERSTOCK Sale too! It's our Letraset Aqua Markers, which are perfect for water coloring, and on sale - who can beat that! Here's the details about the sale....just click HERE, you can take a trip to our SALE page you'll find hundreds of items with prices that will be slashed at the time of check out! Just add the coupon code OVERSTOCK25 and 25% will be deducted from your total. This coupon code will ONLY work on SALE PAGE items!!! 

We have inks, paper, embellishments, ribbons and even overstocked stamp sets. On those items with sale prices, you will be able to take an ADDITIONAL 25% off! It's the deal of the season! So click HERE to shop early for the best selection! As well we wanted to remind you that today is our last day to purchase the August New Release Bundle at a discount. 

Here's a reminder of how beautiful the August sets are:




Head on over to the Design Team and see their focus on *WATERCOLOR* today. But don't forget to keep reading here...there's more for you!
Keep reading here...there's more for you....please stop by the FLOURISHES BLOG.....we are featuring another Design Team member as well....if you play along you can win some fabulous Flourishes goodies :) !!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!! I'll be back next week... I have to work out of town plus I'm taking a short vacation!!! See you then!!!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

FLOURISHES SUPPLIES & Aqua Markers I've used~ Lamp Black, Gold Ochre, Bamboo, Celery, and Flame Red.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Happy Thursday my inky friends!!!

I'm back with a new CASE STUDY card....


We have another beautiful inspiration card from Jennifer McGuire.....

Hope this card will get your creative juices flowing and you will join us??? For more inspiration hop on over to the CASE STUDY BLOG to check out all the team cards and of course this weeks entries as well!!!

Have a great day!!! I'll be back tomorrow with a new card :) !!!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~


Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend??? Ours was pretty much rained out :(.... Sarah did not get to ride in the Peanut Festival...she was so too :( !!!

Anyway, we did get a chance to go and see some fun movies. Did you all see *We're the Miller's* yet...funny for sure!?! Mimi and I also had the chance to see the new Disney movie *Planes*...super cute story!

Well...if you have some time how about joining us for this weeks Color Q???

Here is the new CQC203 color palette for you to try....

At first I was planning on making a baby card, but then I went through all the stamp set's that have not seen any ink yet and decided to make a *flower* card :) !!!

I decided to use the Beautiful Blooms II Set from Papertrey Ink. All of my images where inked with the required SU colors on to another piece of paper before I actually stamped them to the White CS....this allowed me to make the colors look a little softer :) !!! Hope you like it?!?

Have a fabulous day...I'll be back on Thursday with a new card...see you then!!!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~                                 

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Happy weekend everyone!

Sarah, my oldest daughter is suppose to be in the *Peanut Festival* Parade this morning representing her school as the *Pageant Princess*...remember she won that title back in March???

Anyway, once again we had lots of rain here and the forecast does not look promising for this morning....I guess we'll have to see what's going on once we wake up...but please keep your fingers crossed for NO RAIN!!! If it all worked out I will definitely share some pictures :) !!!

Here is my card I crafted for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~C4C199....

Jessie, our August hostess came up with this awesome sketch for us to try....

The awesome fall image on my card is from the newest FLOURISHES Release called AUTUMN also comes with a matching Silhouette Cut File!!!!

As always please hop on over to the C4C199 BLOG POST and check out all the cards the rest of the team has crafted!!!

Have a wonderful weekend....see you soon!!!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~



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