Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Hello and happy day!

I'm participating in this month PTI - SEPTEMBER BLOG HOP INSPIRATION....


My inspiration came from the overall "Thanksgiving" theme, the pumpkin color and the leaves. 

I kept my card clean and simple using the PTI - Text & Texture: Leaves Stamp Set, along with sentiment from the PTI - Autumn Pumpkins Set. I also incorporated the simple leaf from the Leaf Prints Set and matching die. I simply finished it off by adding some Gold Pearls on both sides...voila!

Thank you for stopping by and happy hopping!

Monday, September 24, 2018


Hello and happy Monday!

Todau, I'm playing once again in the PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #337 - PACKAGING WITH PRINTED PAPER.....

Melissa Phillips always has the cutest gift ideas and wrapping. With "Halloween" right around the corner I figured I'd craft something along those lines.

I used the sweet "Frankenstein" face and "Hugs" tag from the Halloween Hugs Mini Kit. The treat bag itself is from the Favor it Box 2 Die using the Amethyst Allure Design Paper for my base.  I decorated the bag with the "Spider Web" Corner Adorner from the August Release...next I bedazzled it with lots of Black Glitter, plus I added some Ribbon and a tiny Clothes Pin.

Hope you have a chance to play along? Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, September 17, 2018


Happy Monday!

I was smitten by the fabulous "faux gilded"card Laurie Schmidlin has crafted for this weeks PTI - MAKE IT MONDAY #336 CHALLENGE....

I decided to use the PTI - AUTUMN PUMPKINS SET for my design. I really loved Laurie's tone on tone card and I also decided to use the Kraft CS. For the background I used the PTI - Text & Texture: Leaves Set. For adding a little bit more interest in the design I added some piercing, some splatters of black ink and some Pearls.

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018


Happy weekend everyone!

Hope you are have a great relaxing one? We are just chillin' and enjoying a few college football games on TV.

Since I'm trying to get my stamping groove back on, I decided to play along in the PTI - CREATE ALONG WITH US: SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE......

Once again, Papertrey Ink hit it out of the ballpark with their new holiday release. I love the new collection by Dawn McVey called "Sweet Stitching"....and of course all the fabulous ideas she crafted for this September Release and I chose this card to case....

I also tried to keep my card clean and simple. The PTI - Paper Clippings: Thank You Die was the perfect pick for my card, along with the PTI - Dot Spot Stamp Set....voila!

Thank you for stopping by!

                                                                     ~Hugs, Silke~

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Happy Day!

Gosh, I can't believe I have not stamped in almost 4 months....yikes! I had a very busy, but yet relaxing summer. Our girls are growing up way tooooo fast and I enjoyed hanging out with them. We know our days are numbered with them showing interest wanting to be with us....so I had to soak in all the time they wanted to hang out :) !!! Hard to believe...our Sarah is a Junior in her Marketing Bachelor Degree, Rebecca is a Senior in High School and Miriam is a 8th Grader this year. WOW!

Anyways, I'm a bit rusty.... and needed some serious inspiration. After looking around, I found this fun sketch by CASE THIS SKETCH #289 .....

Please make sure you stop by the CHALLENGE BLOG to check out all the wonderful creations the team has crafted...it definitely helped me to get crafty!

Wishing you a fabulous day! If you are from the "Carolina's", please stay safe and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you!

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Give Thanks
Paper: PTI - White CS
Ink: PTI - Gold Harvest, Olive Twist, Dark Chocolate and Classic Kraft
Other: PTI - Fillable Frames #1 Die, PTI - Give Thanks Dies, PTI - Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Clear Sequins


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