Friday, July 18, 2014


Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great summer so far?

We are still enjoying the last two weeks of my girls summer break. Time sure flew by quickly!

I'm stopping by with an update on the ODBD July Release....since I was not able to play in the main release I'm showing off two of my ideas for today's JULY REWIND POST!!!

My second card was based on the layout from the previous Deconstructed Sketch 158....

Both of my cards feature the awesome PATRIOTIC PENNANTS SET.....

Along with the matching PENNANT ROW DIES.....

I'm also entering my cards in the ODBDSLC209 - Red, White and Blue can find all the details and entries HERE!!!! You still have time to play along too!!!

Please feel free to check out the rest of the team with their newest ideas:
Julie * Grace * Lori * Cathy * Chris * Sandy * Dawn * Paula * Wanda * Stacy * Angie  

You can also find the main July Release post along with all of the Design Teams projects HERE!!! 

Thank you for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to coming back soon! Until then,

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: ODBD Patriotic Pennants
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, SU Pacific Point, 
Paper: Kraft CS,White CS, SU leftover DP, PTI Enchanted Evening
Others: ODBD Pennant Row Dies, Doily, PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Silver Pearls, SU Label Punch


Stamp Set: ODBD Patriotic Pennants
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Real Red, SU Pacific Point
Paper: White CS, SU leftover DP, PTI Enchanted Evening, PTI Vintage Cream 
ODBD Pennant Row Dies, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Red Scrapper's Floss, SU Silver Star Brad and Silver Pearls

Monday, June 2, 2014


Happy Day!

I'm taking a longer Summer Break this year....we are super busy celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary today along with some road trips here and there.

The girls are growing up way toooooooooo fast and we are definitely not gonna miss hanging out with them while they still let us :) !!!

Anyway, enjoy your family and friends.....stay cool and I'll be back in AUGUST!!!

                                          Hugs, ~Silke~


Sunday, June 1, 2014


Happy Day and welcome to the fabulous ODBD June Release!

My second idea.....

Here are the newest ODBD products I used on my cards......

                                             PLUS ODBD - VINTAGE LABEL DIES

                                                      BEAUTIFUL BORDER DIES

Of course you will have the opportunity to play 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.  You have until June 2, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments!  

The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on June 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Wishing you a fabulous day and happy hopping!

Grace * Sandee * Stacy * Dawn * Lori * Cathy * Julie * Sabrina * Angie * Lisa * Silke * Audrey

Thursday, May 29, 2014


Hello everyone!

Stopping by with my card for the CASE STUDY.....

Here is Wida's CS193 inspiration card to case........

I love that Wida left the image uncolored and I basically cased that idea :) !!!

My card also fits the CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - GARDEN PARTY ....

Have a great day and enjoy your upcoming weekend. I'll be back on Sunday with the ODBD June Release....until then....

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: Flourishes - Hydrangea (retired) 

Paper: Classic White CS, SU Bashful Blue
Ink: SU Marina Mist, SU Soft Suede, PTI Chai Blend
Others: Halfback Pearls, PTI - Rustic Burlap Impression Plate

Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Hello and happy day!

Hope you already have a great start and get to enjoy this beautiful day?!? We are already out and about enjoying our vacation :) !!!

Today I'm stopping by with the newest COLOR Q......

Here are the CQC243 colors.....along with the inspiration board for the CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP - GARDEN PARTY....

Please feel free to stop by both blogs to find out more details and of course all of the teams ideas as well!

Stay cool...I'll be back on Thursday! Until then....

                                                         Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Mini Blooms

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Bermuda Bay, SU Orchid Opulence, SU Certainly Celery, SU Tangerine Tango
Paper: White CS 
Others: N/A

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CS192 LOVE....

Happy Thursday!

How is everything in your neck of the woods??? We are almost at the end of the school year with just one more day to go! My girls are super excited and we all are ready for vacation time! 

Before I'm slowing down my crafting time for the next couple of weeks,  I definitely want to show you what's new over at the CASE STUDY....

WOWZER....talking about coming out off my comfort zone...right??? 

I really liked Wida's inspiring sample.....and I hope you will give it a try as well?!?

For all the details and more inspiring samples please stop by the CASE STUDY BLOG!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!!! I'll be back next Tuesday....

                                                             Hugs, ~Silke~


Stamp Set: PTI - Heart-2-Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White CS, leftover Heidi Grace DP 
Others: SU  Label, Linen Ribbon, Kraft Scrapper's Floss, SU Oval Punch, Black Rhinestones

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

It's COLOR Q time....

Here are this weeks CQC242 happy colors..........

Please link your cards over on the COLOR Q BLOG and don't forget to check out all of the teams ideas as well!!! Have a wonderful day!!!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Daydreamer
Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Melon Mambo, SU Tempting Turquoise 
Paper: White CS
Others: SU Tempting Turquoise Ribbon and Button, Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls, Scor-Buddy

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Happy weekend!

I'm stopping in to let you know about the CATERED CROP - SWEET HOME RECIPE SWAP.....

Here is how you can play along.....the challenge is about house and home. Include a house of any kind (dog house, bird, house, trailer). This is a great opportunity to create a card “from our house to yours,” welcome someone into their new home, announce your move, or thank a host. OR – in honor of our remodeling project – create a project about the things you do to make your house a home – like gardening and home improvements.

For more inspiration check out this fabulous Pinterest Board and of course all of this weeks entries over on the CATERED CROP BLOG.....

Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend! 

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Home Made, PTI - Board & Beams
Ink: SU Poppy Parade, SU Kraft, SU Early Espresso 
Paper: White CS, Corrugated Kraft Paper
Others: SU Linen Ribbon, Button and Kraft Scapper's Floss

Friday, May 16, 2014


Hello and happy TGIF!

Today we are taking a look back at the ODBD MAY RELEASE......just in cased you missed the entire May Release with card samples you can check it out right HERE!!!

My second idea.....

Here are the items I have used on my card.....KEY TO HEAVEN SET, VINTAGE LABEL DIES, and the RUSTIC BEAUTY DESIGN PAPER COLLECTION.....

Please don't forget to check out the ODBD team for their ideas.....and as always you can find all the details on the ODBD BLOG as well!!!

Grace * Julie * Stacy * Dawn * Sandee * Lori * Chris * Cathy * Sabrina * Wanda

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Hello and welcome to another round of CASE STUDY!

Our Muse, Wida Miller has another fabulous inspiring card for us this week.....

I loved the fun, bright colors and the *Thank You* dies....and ran with that idea. I pulled out one of my very first purchased Papertrey Ink Set called *Life* and matched it up with the PTI Wonderful Words - Thank You Die....voila!

BTW...have you met our newest Design Team Members??? If not.... check out the announcement HERE!!! Please don't forget to see this weeks ideas by hopping over to the CASE STUDY BLOG!!!!

Have a great day and I'll try to be back soon! Until then....

                                                          Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Life
Ink: SU Poppy Parade, SU Gumball Green, SU Daffodil Delight
Paper: White CS, SU Daffodil Delight
Others: PTI - Thank You Die, Gingham Ribbon, SU Button and Red Scapper's Floss

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday!

Hope you all had a great weekend and Mother's Day??? Mine was nice and girls always make it extra special for me :) .

I was so relaxed, that I almost forgot to craft my card for today's COLOR Q :)......

Here are this weeks CQC241 colors.....

Hope these colors get your creative juices flowing and you will play along?!? Please link your card to the COLOR Q BLOG....and don't forget to check out all of the teams ideas as well!

Have a great day and happy stamping!!!

                                                        Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: PTI - Flipping Out Set
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Pool Party 
Paper: White CS, SU Chocolate Chip
Others: PTI Flipping Out Dies, Scor-Buddy, Gold Pearls 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

CS190 I AM.....

Hello and happy Thursday!

I'm back with a new CASE STUDY card.....

Here is our May Muse - Wida Miller's case challenge..........

The center of Wida's card really sparked my interest and I wanted to focus on that idea when I created my card. I simply accomplished my center using the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die...and added some flowers and pearls on the side...voila!

Hope you will join in the fun and link your cards over to the CASE STUDY BLOG!?!?

Wishing you all a wonderful upcoming weekend!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamp Set: ODBD - I AM THE WAY
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  White CS, Fancy Pants - Park Bench DP
Others: ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, Flowers, Silver Pearls