Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Card Concept #74

Happy Day!

Hope all is well? I finally have some extra time and decided to play along in THE CARD CONCEPT #74....

Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO #74....

My inspiration came from the beautiful flowers on the shelf and all of the gold galore...which allowed me to play some more with my new Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates and Fancy Foil Collection. Love all the fab glam effect you can achieve with this collection!

Wishing you a fabulous day! See you then,

                                                                         HUGS, ~Silke~

Stamps: GKD - Old Country Roses
Ink: SU - Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz and Mellow Moss
Paper: SU - Pretty in Pink, White CS and GKD - Foil Mates and Fancy Foils

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Happy Memorial weekend!

My girls are finally out of school and summer here we come!!! I'm soooooo happy to be sleeping in!!!

We have another fabulous INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #58 challenge waiting for is my card....

This is the fun INSPIRATION PHOTO I used the awesome MOJO MONDAY SKETCH  #498....

Hope you all have time to join us? For all the fab creations from the team please stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG....or simply stop by their personal blogs. Please also help us welcome our Guest Designer - Donna Mikasa....

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by :) !!!

                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Stampin' Up - Vivid Vase
Paper: White CS, PTI - Ombre Stripes 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Others:  Circle Stitched Die, Silver Pearls 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates...

Hello and happy day!

Hope you've enjoyed the fabulous Foil-Mates Collection that we showcased at the Gina K. Designs blog hop? Where have these foils been all my life? They are super fun and I'm so excited to show you another way of using them....

Gina posted THIS VIDEO the other day and I'm telling you I was hooked immediately!!! I had to get my fingers on the Deco Foil Transfer Gel.....OMG...I love this stuff!

For this card I chose the sentiment from the True Friend Collection. I simply cut it with the Single Stitched Oval Die. FYI...I did not foil the sentiment...I kept it black since my intend was to use a  Pink & Black color combo...just to have a bold contrast ;) !!!

I don't have many stencils, so I used one of my PTI ones....I applied the Deco Gel according to Gina's video and voila...after letting it dry I ran it through my laminator foiling it with Passionate Pink. At last I added a matching Ribbon and some Silver Pearls.

Hope you have a chance to try these fun Foil-Mates yourself...I know you will love them too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my card today!!! Wishing you a great remaining week! See you again soon!

                                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Monday, May 22, 2017

Gina K. Designs - Fun with Fabulous Foil-Mates Blog Hop

Happy Monday! 

Gina K. and the team have received such amazing feedback on the new Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies that we have decided to put together a special hop for you today! This blog hop is a blend of a video blog hop featuring tutorials from Gina K. and a few members of the team and a traditional blog hop featuring beautiful cards from other members of the team.  

Over the past few weeks, the Foil-Mates products have been flying off the shelves at Gina K. Designs. Please be assured that if they are out-of-stock, they will quickly be back on the shelves again soon. In fact, Gina just stocked the shelves with a fresh batch of Foil-Mates, Fancy Foils and dies and more will be on the way. 

If you are new to Foil-Mates, they are used to step-up the shimmer and shine in your card projects! Creating cards is never more easy and beautiful when you work with this new line of foil products. From beautiful pre-printed Foil-Mates, to stunning colors of Fancy Foils, when you combine them together the outcome is stunning! Discover how many various combinations of different cards and invitations you are able to create with Gina’s Foil-Mates products. With many of Gina’s most popular signature colors now available in foil, coordinating with Gina K. Designs card stock and ink has never been easier! 

We would like to thank Therm O Web for being such a great partner in the Foil-Mates line of products. 

Now it's time to enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog. We will be selecting one lucky commenter at the end of the hop and that person will win a $50 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. 

Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop....


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew.........

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K. Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a fabulous new week! 

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Saturday, May 20, 2017


Happy weekend!

I'm finally over this cold...boy did it kick my behind! So excited to be stamping again and today, I'm stopping by with the newest INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #57 challenge....

Here is this weeks INSPIRATION PHOTO #57 along with the  MOJO MONDAY SKETCH #497  that I've used for my design.....

As soon as I saw this fun inspiration photo I knew I wanted to ink up the retired Flourishes image called Tulips for was one of my favorites when I designed for them!

Please stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG to view all of the details on how to play along! Please help us welcome our Guest Designer - Shari MacLaughlin and don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team.....

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and thank you for stopping by :) !!!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Flourishes - retired Tulips for Friends, PTI - Ways to Say Birthday Mini Set
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, PTI - Purple DP 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Others:  Purple Scrapper's Floss, Button, Glitter Zig Pen 

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Hello and happy Saturday!

Sorry I have been so quiet, but I came home from our last volleyball tournament and I had a full blown cold...fever, chills, dizziness etc. not pretty! I'm on my way to recovery, but not a 100% yet :(

I did get a chance to craft when my meds kicked in :) here is my card for the INSPIRED BY ALL THE LITTLE THINGS #55 challenge....and for the MAKE IT MONDAY #238....

Here is the INSPIRATION PHOTO #55.....

Hope you get a chance to play along?!? Please stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG to view all the details!!! Enjoy your weekend!

                                                                 Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Fresh Bouquet and PTI - Ways to Say it "Birthday"
Paper: Watercolor CS, SU - Sage Shadow
Ink: Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors, Memento Tuxedo Ink, SU - Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Sage Shadow, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral 
Other: PTI - Fresh Bouquet Die, Clear Sequins, SU - Banner Punch, SU Blender Pen


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...