Thursday, November 20, 2014


Hello everyone!

Sad news....I guess by now you have already seen that the CATERED CROP RECIPE SWAP is closing the doors. Linda has done a marvelous job and I wish her all the best on her new journey! I also want to take the opportunity and *thank* my sweet friend for allowing me to design for was a true pleasure!

Our last challenge theme is....say “YES” to whatever inspires you and just enjoy being the wonderfully creative creatures that you are! Anything Goes!

Linda has created another fabulous Pinterest Board for your inspiration....

As always please hope on over to the CATERED CROP BLOG to view how you can play along as well!!! Wishing you a fabulous day......    
                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: ODBD - Reach for the Stars
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Vanilla CS, leftover DP
Others: ODBD - Vintage Lable Die, ODBD - Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, SU Star Brad, Ribbon, Silver Pearls

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather? It's been hot and cold here in GA...I wish the weather would make up it's mind...LOL?!?

Anyways, I crafted a non-traditional Christmas card for this weeks COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC268 colors...

The layout was inspired by this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch #245.....

Hope you have a chance to get inky with us?!?! As always please hop on over to the COLOR Q BLOG to see what everyone else has crafted?!!?

Wishing you a wonderful day and please stay warm.....

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: ODBD - His Birth
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean, Dusty Durango and Old Olive
Paper: White CS, SU Early Espresso
Others: ODBD - Sparkling Stars Die, ODBD - Peaceful Poinsettia Dies, SU Early Espresso Ribbon, Silver Pearls

Friday, November 14, 2014


Good Morning!

Today we are taking a look back at ODBD NOVEMBER RELEASE!

Here is my second idea......

Here are the ODBD goodies I have used on both of my can find all of the November Release items HERE in the ODBD Store.....

If you have missed the NOVEMBER RELEASE...then you have the opportunity to check out all the fabulous designs following THIS LINK!!!

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team.....
Julie * Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Stacy Wanda * Silke * Gracie

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

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday!

Oh my goodness...another week has just flown by and it's time for a new COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC267 colors.....

Please make sure to swing by the COLOR Q BLOG to check out all of the teams ideas and this weeks entries!!!

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU (retired) - Branch Out, PTI - Falling Leaves
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: White CS, SU Only Orange, leftover DP
Others: Ribbon, Button, White Scrapper's Floss, Silver Pearls

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Happy Tuesday! It's COLOR Q time!!!

Along with this weeks colors we are showing off *CHRISTMAS TAGS*.......

Here is what I ultimately used my tag for.......

Our tags are crafted for the 25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS HOP hosted by our very own Tracey McNeel.......

Here are this weeks CQC266 colors we used for our tags.....

Of course you will have a chance to win some prizes as are the companies that have some goodies waiting for you....CAS-ual Fridays, Reverse Confetti, Neat & Tangled, Clearly Besotted and Paper Smooches! All you have to do is leave a comment on all of the participating designers!!! Tracey will announce all the winners over on her blog on November 28!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today....hope you will have hopping around and remember you can win by simply leaving a comment!!!

                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: ODBD - His Birth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Peach Parfait
Paper: White CS, SU Lucky Limeade
Others: ODBD - Sparkling Stars Dies, Scoring Tool, Button, Ribbon, Gold Cord, Gold Pearls, PTI Tag Die, Poinsettia, Doily, PTI Glassine Bag

Saturday, November 1, 2014


Happy November! We are showing off today's newest ODBD RELEASE!!!

This release should definitely put you into the holiday spirit....

Here is my second idea....

Here is one more idea....

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

                                                           HIS BIRTH STAMP SET

Here is how you can win some goodies by playing along.....Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $15 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 November 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT 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 stoping by it's time to visit the rest of the team......

Chris * Lori * Paula * Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Julie * Angie * Lisa * Wanda *
Grace Sabrina Audrey Graciellie (our Guest Designer)

Wishing you a wonderful day,
                                                               Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Hello and happy Tuesday!

I'm stopping by with a cute little Halloween idea that I created for this weeks COLOR Q.....

Here are this weeks CQC265 colors......

Hope you get a chance to get crafty with us?!? Please link your project over on the COLOR Q BLOG and as always don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day!!!

                                                              Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink - Halloween Treats & Sweets
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White CS, Stampin' Up - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade CS
Others: Papertrey Ink - Bitty Halloween Treats & Sweets Dies and Favor It Box Die,

SU Concord Grape Ribbon, White Scrapper's Floss, White Button, Black Rhinestones, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Happy weekend!

I'm such a procrastinator this's been a busy week and I'm trying to recuperate from all the!!! Nevertheless, I wanted to tell you all about the CATERED CROP *END ZONE* RECIPE SWAP.....and guess what you still have time to play along!!!

For this challenge, use the picture below for your can celebrate the sport of football and/or take direct inspiration from the colors, patterns, etc. of the picture.....

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, November 1.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on November 2 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer.
As always Linda has put together a fabulous Pinterest *END ZONE* Board for your inspiration......

Please don't forget to add your creations over to the CATERED CROP BLOG and tomorrow you can view the entire Design Teams take on this challenge!

Wishing you a wonderful remaining weekend,

                                                                   Hugs, ~Silke~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Hello everyone!

I'm stopping by with a fun Halloween card that I've crafted for this weeks COLOR Q....

Here are this weeks CQC264 colors.....

The fun tablecloth image reminded me of the Stampendous *Witch Shoes* image I've bought years ago :) .

Hope you have a chance to get inky too.....please don't forget to link your cards over to the COLOR Q BLOG!!!

Wishing you a fabulous day,

                                                                Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: Stampandous - M164 Witch Shoes, There She Goes - Holidays Galore
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: White CS, Black CS
Others: Green and Orange Rhinestones, PTI Linen & Canvas Impression Plate

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Hello everyone!

This week I didn't get a chance to sit down and craft, since my girls are on *Fall Break*..... just too much going on!

Anyways I wanted to make sure you check out the newest COLOR Q....we have some awesome colors for you....

Please make sure to link your projects to the CQC263 post! You can also check out all of the teams creations at this link! Wishing you a wonderful day!

                                                       Hugs, ~Silke~  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Happy Tuesday!

It's COLOR Q time....

Here are this weeks CQC262 colors.....

Hope you will have a chance to get crafty with us?!? Please don't forget to check out all of the creations for this week over on the COLOR Q BLOG!!! Have a wonderful day!

                                                            Hugs, ~Silke~

Stamps: SU Gorgeous Grunge, MFT - MPD Winged Beauties,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, White CS
Others: Silver Pearls, 
MFT - MPD Winged Beauties Dies

Monday, October 6, 2014


Good Morning everyone!

We have a *birthday blog hop* for a super special lady....Kelley Holland, the owner of Our Daily Bread Designs!

Happy Birthday Kelley! I hope you have a fabulous day, filled with lots of laughter and wonderful memories!

With this card there was actually *NO* stamping involved! Here are the ODBD items I've used....

I used the framed sentiment from this page....

 along with the matching Exclusive ODBD Vintage Label Die

We hope you will join us in celebrating Kelley's special by hopping along?!? Here are the ladies that crafted a card for the birthday girl....

Chris * Lisa * Sandee * Grace * Wanda * Elizabeth * Robin * Paula * Linda * Angie * Cathy Dawn * Diana * Sabrina * Cheryl 

Now it's your turn...please stop by the ODBD BLOG to leave your birthday wishes for Kelley!! Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

                                                           Hugs, ~Silke~