Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Hello and happy Tuesday!

Thank you to everyone for thinking and praying for my mom. The quadruple bypass surgery was successful and she is slowly but surely recovering. My sister was so sweet and sent me a video of my mom and I was really blown away that she was able to sit up after the second day! Not only am I back to tell you this happy news, but also to show you my new COLOUR Q card.....

Here are this weeks CQC318 colors....

As always, please don't forget to swing by the COLOUR Q BLOG to check out all of the beautiful creations the rest of the team has crafted! Wishing you all a wonderful day!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Brushed Off Set, PTI - Leaf Mini Set
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Really Rust and Hello Honey
Paper: White CS, Vellum CS, Kraft CS and SU Early Espresso, SU Really Rust DP
Other: PTI - Leaf Silhouettes Die, PTI - Branching Out Die, PTI - Leaf Die, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Kraft Washi Tape and PTI Rainstones

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hello and happy day!

Hope you all had a great weekend?  Mine was not so great....I found out on Friday that my mom was hospitalized and is undergoing a quadruple bypass surgery this morning. Most of you know that my mom lives in Germany and I'm desperately waiting on a call from my sister. I'm a nervous wreck....please say a prayer or two for my mom...thank you!

Today I'm stopping by with a new card for the COLOUR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC317 colors...

Hope you will have a chance to join us....for more inspiration please hop on over to the COLOUR Q BLOG and check out all the beautiful samples the rest of the Design Team has crafted!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful day!

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Leaf Print Set and PTI - Twig Wreath Set
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky and Basic Black
Paper: White CS, SU Soft Sky CS
Other: PTI -Twig Wreath Die, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Woodgrain EF

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hello and happy Tuesday!

Today I'm sharing a card for this weeks COLOUR Q......

Here are this weeks CQC316 colors.....

My card will also enter Jennifer McGuire's second week of "Share Handmade Kindness". It's all about sending your crafts to people in your community...you can read more HERE!

My card is actually going to a custodial worker at my girls High School...she has helped us so much during the girls volleyball games and I know this card will put a smile on her face!

Please don't forget to swing by the COLOUR Q BLOG to see all of the beautiful creations my team members have crafted!!!

Thank you for stopping by today...wishing you a fabulous day!!!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Challenge entries:
Pile it on #94 - Leaves
Sweet Stampin' - Autumn Leaves
Moving Along With the Times - Leaves/or Trees

Stamps: Think Big Favorites Set #3PTI - Spruce & Sprigs Set
Ink: SU Hello Honey, Dusty Durango, Midnight Navy and Old Olive
Paper: White CS, SU Hello Honey DP
Other: PTI - Spruce & Sprigs Dies, Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss

Saturday, November 7, 2015

TAG YOU ARE IT #34.....

Hello and happy weekend!

Hope you all have a chance to relax at least a little bit? For me..I'm watching college football...some great games are on, but my favorite won't be on until 8 pm EST tonight... LSU - ALABAMA! If you follow me on social media...you already know we are BAMA fan's...so all I'm saying...ROLL TIDE!!!

Anyways, I'm back with a fun new challenge to me...found it through my stamping friend Joyce...thanks for the inspiration! The challenge is called 'TAG YOU ARE IT"...you can find it right HERE.

Here is this weeks TYIT #34 inspiration photo.....

I was inspired by the colors on Susan's tag....I also liked her "Family" sentiment. I pretty much used similar colors...not as bright...more "regal colors".

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful afternoon!

                                                                     Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Twig Wreath Set
Ink: SU Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Cumb Cake and Gumball Green
Paper: White CS
Other: PTI - Twig Wreath Dies, PTI- Tag Sale #3, Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Hello and happy Hump Day!

I'm just so happy that I have time to craft again! There is sooooo much inspiration out there...that I almost feel overwhelmed deciding which one to do first!!!

Since I still had the fabulous "Twig Wreath Set" from PTI on my desk...I decided to craft a similar card I've made for the CQC yesterday...you can check it out HERE!

My inspiration for this card today came from the beautiful CURTAIN CALL Inspiration Challenge - Plush & Plaid....just love those beautiful Fall colors!

I'm also sharing this card for the fun challenge Jennifer McGuire has going on over on her blog called
"SHARE HANDMADE KINDNESS". You can find all the info HERE!!!

I hate to say it, but I make cards and hardly send them to anyone...that's why I love this challenge...it's time to pass on my crafts with the people that I care so much about!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today...wishing you a fabulous day!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Twig Wreath Set
Ink: SU More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Kiwi Kiss, Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Paper: White CS, leftover DP from Authentique
Other: PTI - Twig Wreath Dies, PTI Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Pearls

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Hello again!

It's been a very rainy day here in the South....which lead me to make this card....

My inspiration came once again from the fabulous Melissa Phillips over at Papertrey Ink. Melissa is hosting this weeks Make it Monday #229 - Fabric Strip Christmas Tree ...and I couldn't resist trying this idea as well!

I really, really enjoyed making this card and will definitely hand it to someone special for the holidays! With that said, this card will be entered in to Jennifer McGuire's "SHARE HANDMADE KINDNESS" challenge. You can find all the info HERE!!!

Wishing you a great evening!!! Make sure to stop by again tomorrow as I'm showing off another challenge card! Hope to see you then!?!?

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Sparkle & Shine Holiday Mini Set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI - Vintage Cream
Paper: White and Kraft CS 
Other: Straw, Scoring Tool, PTI - Tiny Tag Dies, Buttons, Gold Cord, various Ribbons and SU Fabric, Star Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, 


Hello and happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new COLOUR Q.....

Here are this weeks CQC315 colors...

This card is also for a challenge by Jennifer McGuire called "SHARE  HANDMADE KINDNESS"...you can find all the info HERE!!! My card is going to a friend...that is sharing my crafting passion :) !!!

Please don't forget to hop on over to the COLOUR Q BLOG for all of the Design Teams take on these awesome colors!!! Hope you have a chance to join in the fun!?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a blessed day!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: PTI - Twig Wreath Set
Ink: SU Raspberry Ripple, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Island Indigo
Paper: White CS, leftover DP
Other: Doily, PTI - Twig Wreath Dies, Ribbon, Button and White Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Thank you for coming back to check out my final projects for today's ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE!

Can you tell I was having fun making them? Just in case you missed my earlier posts you can find them HERE AND HERE!!!

I have always loved the non-traditional colors for Christmas and I really like how these projects turned out!

Here are the new ODBD products I've used...


Hope you've enjoyed my ideas?!? Enjoy the rest of your day and don't forget THREE PEOPLE can win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE by simply hopping along!!! 

All the details can be found over on the ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE blog post...HERE!!! 

                                                                  Hugs, ~Silke~


Hello again!

I hope you did not miss the kick off to the ODBD November Release this morning??? This is my second post for ODBD...and you can find my first one HERE!

Here are the products I've used for my cards.....


Okay...I have one more round of project to show you...hope you come back around 3:00 pm to check them out?!? 

Don't forget THREE PEOPLE can win a $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE by simply hopping along!!! All the details can be found over on the ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE blog post...HERE!!! 

                                                                       SEE YOU SOON!


Hello and welcome to the ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE!!!

I'll be showing you more projects through out the day!!! So make sure you come back about noon time and in the afternoon to view more ideas!!!

Here is my first card.....

My second idea...

Here are the new products I've used on my cards....


As always....you have the opportunity to hop along and 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 "ODBD stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until November 2, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on November 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Thank you so much for stopping by...now it's time to hop on over to the rest of the team ~
Cathy * Dawn * Julie * Robin * Amy * Lori * America * Sandee * Lisa * Sabrina * 

Wishing you a great day and don't forget to come back to view the rest of my release ideas at
11:00 am and about 3:00 pm!!!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~