Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a great weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing!

I did do some crafting for today's COLOR Q.....

Hope you will enjoy this weeks CQC261 color palette....

As always please swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to check out the rest of the teams ideas and this weeks entries!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with the ODBD October Release post....hope to see you then!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - A Big Thank You (Limited Edition)Ink: SU Dusty Durango
Paper: Vanilla CS, Fancy Pants - Etcetera DP, My Mind's Eyes - Breeze DP   
Others: Flowers, Silver Pearls

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

Are you ready for some new COLOR Q colors??? 

Here you go....these is the new CQC260 color palette....a quick card design inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #237....

For more inspiration check out the cards from the entire Design Team along with this weeks entries! We hope you'll have the chance to join in the fun?!? Don't forget to link your cards to the COLOR Q BLOG!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day....see you again on Thursday!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Boutique Borders - Father, Think Big Favorites #22 
Ink: SU Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango
Paper: White CS, Kraft, SU - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango 
Others: Silver Pearls, PTI Impression Plate

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CQC259 HELLO.....

Howdy friends!

Can't believe that it is already mid of September!!! How can this be? Before we know it it will be Thanksgiving...crazy right???

Today, I have a new COLOR Q card for you....

Here are this weeks CQC259 colors....

Can you tell that I was inspired by the cute rain boots???

Hope you'll have a chance to give these a try? Please make sure to link your creation to the CQC259 post! Wishing you a fabulous day!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~
Stamps: Flourishes  Sets - retired 
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS
Others: Doily, SU Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Crystals, Silver Pearls, PTI Impression Plate 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CQC258, SSSC235 WISH BIG.....

Hello everyone!

It's Tuesday and time for a new COLOR Q......

Here are this weeks CQC258 colors....

I'm also linking this card to this weeks CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - NEW AGAIN.....I dug out THIS super cute Pure Innocence image which has not been inked in a long time!!! The layout for this card was inspired by this weeks SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH #235.....

As always please don't forget to stop by the COLOR Q BLOG for all the details and don't forget to check out all of the Design Teams creations as well!!!

Have a great day and I'll be back on Thursday for a new CASE STUDY!!! See you soon....

                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: MFT - PI Because You're Special
Ink: SU White Craft, Copic Markers 
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey, leftover DP
Others: Silver Pearls

Saturday, September 6, 2014


Hello stampin' friends!!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far? I'm recuperating from a stomach issue, but happy to say that I'm feeling much better!

I've been meaning to tell you about the current CATERED CROP - NEW AGAIN RECIPE SWAP....

For this challenge just raid your paper stash for anything you think needs a resurgence....don’t limit yourself - just grab anything from your stash that you think might feel a little neglected and give it some new-found love!!!

I decided to dig out some of my SU Silver Label Holder from way back, along with a retired Flourishes Set and some retired SU Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Paper and Design Paper. 

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}. 
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, September 13. 
  • In honor of the Splitcoast Stampers thread that started this all you can also upload your project to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery with the keyword *NEWAGAIN*. 
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments. 
  • Check back with us on September 14 to see if you've won an opportunity to be a guest designer. 
  • Our fabulous designers will be back TOMORROW - Sunday, September 7, with their creations. Please don't forget to swing by the CATERED CROP BLOG to see them!!!! 
Here’s a Pinterest Board of suggestions for supplies and tools that might need some new found love: Everything Old is New Again....... 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you again on Tuesday! Until then..

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CQC257 HELLO....

Hello and happy Tuesday! You know what that means....it's time for a new COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC257 colors.......

My stamp room is still a complete disaster area and the closest stamps I had handy are my Flourishes Sets...I'm still heart broken that Flourishes is no longer in business :( , but at least I had the opportunity to ink up some of the images for today's card :) .

The layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #234.....

Thank you so much for stopping by again and please don't forget to check out all the details on how to play over on the COLOR Q BLOG....along with all the fabulous ideas from the team and entries for the week!!!!

Have a fabulous day! I'll be back on Thursday with a brand new CASE STUDY post!!! See you then....

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: FLOURISHES - Sweet Nature and sentiment from Dahlias Set (retired)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: Classic White CS, SU Strawberry Slush DP, Dark Blue CS
Others: PTI Hawaiian Shores Stitched Ribbon, PTI Hawaiian Shores Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Spellbinder Oval Circle Dies, SU Oval Punch and Silver Pearls 

Monday, September 1, 2014


Happy Monday and welcome to the ODBD SEPTEMBER RELEASE!!!

The instructions for this super cute basket can be found HERE!!!! Check out my second idea.....

Here is the combo look.....


Of course you'll also have a chance to win some goodies if you hop along....THREE winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on the designers blogs to receive a $15 Gift Certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website.  You have until September 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on September 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Thank you so much for taking the time to hop along....good luck!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Chris * Grace * Julie * Cathy * Lori * Sandee * Dawn * Paula * Lisa * Wanda * 
Angie * Sabrina * Audrey


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