Friday, August 28, 2015


Hello and happy TGIF!

I'm in the process of revamping my stamp's literally super chaotic right now, but I love!!! I think I'm always more creative when things are chaotic.

So I took a break and crafted some cards for fun and some for the upcoming ODBD September Release. Here is one of my "fun" cards....I took my inspiration from the previous PTI August Blog Hop photo and cased this card from Nicole Heady.....

Of course I switched it up a bit by inking various yellow, orange, purple and red colors onto a medium clear stamping block and started blending it with a brush. I pulled out the new PTI Brushed Off Set and started inking the colors onto a White CS. Next I used the Hallows Eve Dies along with stamping the Spook Manor Mini Set. The sentiment from the Halloween Treats & Sweets Set was placed right below. At last I assembled everything onto some Black CS...voila!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Happy Tuesday!

Guess what...I finally had some "ME" time and decided to get crafty for today's PAPERTREY INK AUGUST BLOG HOP.......

Here is the PTI August Blog Hop inspiration photo my card is based on....

I used the brand new Twig Wreath Set along with the matching Twig Wreath Dies. The sentiment is from the Daydreamer Set. The images where inked pretty close to the colors seen on the inspiration photo. The wreath was simply added to the Basic Backer Die and it was finished off with a Doily. I also scored the White CS on the top and bottom and added some Burlap Ribbon. Not sure if you can see it, but I added some Glitter with the Zig Memory Marker to beautify my card. Hope you like it?

Thank you so much for hopping by. Wishing you a fabulous day,

                                                              Hugs ~Silke~

Saturday, August 1, 2015


Hello and happy August!

Hope you all are still enjoying your summer? My girls' summer break is finally coming to an end and they are going back to school on Monday! May I just say....thank you Jesus...LOL!

We definitely had a great summer, but it is time for some kind of routine again :) . Sarah is dual enrolling into college and has one more class at the High School, Bexi is a HS Freshman and our Mimi is heading into 5th Grade! We've been blessed with some smart & hardworking kids and we can't wait to see what this new school year will bring for them!?!

Anyway, enough of is time for a brand new ODBD August Release. We have lots to show you and I hope you will enjoy all of the design teams projects?!?

Here is my first card......can you guess the theme of this months release.....

On to my second idea.....

As always you have the opportunity to win.....THREE randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store, to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until August 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the NEW ODBD items I have used on my cards......

Now it is time to hop along and view the rest of the design team. You can view all the fabulous sets, dies and paper over in the ODBD STORE!!! 

Julie * Dawn * Cathy * Angie * Sandee * Amy * Lisa * Grace * Chris 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

                                                                 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...