Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Are you ready for another Flourishes Timeless Tuesday???
The wonderful and super talented Dee Jackson is the hostess this week. She is challenging us to *GO GREEN*!!! What does that mean? Well, it means that you have to find something to redo, to reuse, so we can say we recycled!!! I know you have many items that were created that did not quite make it on a card and you stashed it away for another time. Also, there are all kinds of non-craft items in the home waiting to be reused for something crafty. So, the time is now!!!! Let us go green and recycle those items!!!!
For my card today I used some left over Certainly Celery CS - I tore it and added some Candle Light Shimmerz onto the torn edge. The top part was distressed and I also added some Shimmerz.
The ribbon is actually from a birthday party my daughter Rebecca went to two weekends ago. The girls were given some *thank you* cookies all wrapped up and tied with this super cute bright ribbon - I took it off the wrap and held on to it!!! As you can tell it came in handy for today's Challenge :)!!!
To my pleasant surprise it matches the PTI Raspberry Fizz color perfectly - wahooo!!! The button is from the new PTI Hibiscus color - perfectly match as well!!!
The roses are from the fabulous Flourishes *I love Roses* Set!!! I inked them twice in Raspberry Fizz and cut them out. The first rose was water colored with the same color and then I added some Candle Light Shimmerz. On the second rose I only added Shimmerz. The leaves were inked in Certainly Celery and softly water colored with the same color. I also added some Shimmerz to the leaves. Each of the roses were raised with Stampin Dimensionals.
At the end I inked the sentiment from the Flourishes *Mixed Greetings* Set with Basic Black and added some piercing on the top of the card.
Now it's your turn to get your left overs, put set a side items out or just finish up a project you've been holding off - can't wait to see what you will do?!? Make sure you'll stop by the Flourishes Newsletter to see all the Samples as well as all the other information to play along!!!
Please use the keyword *FTTC9* when you download your card to SCS!!!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!!!
Monday, March 30, 2009
This Set *Taste like Chicken* is a humorous one - my girls and I laughed our fannies off - LOL!!!
I really thought the sentiment was funny as heck - LOL -*If the trailer is a rockin'.....don't bother knockin'!*
I'm the end of the *Blog Hop* line and I just want to make sure you'll go and see all the other girls as well.... if you are just starting out on my blog!!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today we are featuring the second *There She Goes* Sneak Peek Set - *Tweeterpatend* - designed by Nina Brackett.
I was in the mood to create something super cute with it - just like the Set itself!!!
This card is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". The colors I used are - So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink and White.
The DP is from the upcoming *Walk in the Park* Collection - love this DP - have you noticed I'm using it a lot?!? I created the *Recess Window* using the Circle Nestie and for the framing I used the Scalloped Circle Nestie.
The *grass* was trimmed with my little Paper Trimmer. I inked the little *eggshell* in Pretty in Pink onto the same color CS and cut it out. Next I ran it thru my Big Shot using the CB *Dotted* folder. The image itself was inked in Black Stazon and then *water colored* with So Saffron Ink. I also added this cute little *butterfly* on the side...it was stamped in Pretty in Pink.
The sentiment was inked in Black Stazon as well and punched out with the SU Key Tag Punch. The *little flower* was inked in Pretty in Pink and it fits the Trio Flower Punch perfectly!!!
To dress it all up I added the DS Wild Wasabi Ribbon above the little chick. I also added some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the butterfly, eggshell and the little flower by the sentiment.
I couldn't stop there...I had to add a little something next to my card - I think I'm excited about Easter coming up - LOL!!! As I was browsing over on the SCS site I found this template and this cute basket!!! Isn't it super cute???
I kept my basket very simple - I used the So Saffron Pattern DP Collection and punched the edges with the Scalloped Edge Punch. At the end I added the same DS Wild Wasabi Ribbon as on my card.
Here is a photo of the card and basket together - just click on it to see it larger!!!
Since I'm the end of the *Blog Hop* line - make sure you stop by all the other Trendsetters to see what they have created - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO WIN ANY OF THE FEATURED SET'S MAKE SURE TO COMMENT ON ALL THE BLOGS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE DRAWING - MOST IMPORTANT ADD YOUR NAME TO MR. LINKY!!! Jessica Knutsen, Angela Jones, Becky Carafa, Christi Thorsen, Faith Hofrichter, Gabby Arriaza, Holly McMillen, Jessie Rone, Joanne Grzelak, Jodi Collins, Julie Lacey and Makiko Jones.
See you tomorrow for the last Preview!!! Have a great weekend!!!~TFL~
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
I'm gonna make this short ......the winner is
OMG!!!!! What great blog candy!!!Please pick me, please pick me -No, I'm not 7, just really excited about the chance to win.Love your blog and your projects are truly beautiful. Thanks Silke.Carol
Carol - please e-mail me under firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your goodies!!!
Hope you stop by again tomorrow for the OCC Challenge and we also starting a three day Sneak Peek Preview for * There She Goes*!!!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I have reached over 200' k hits a while back - going on 300'k - WOW , I have over 100 Blog Followers - wahooooo!!! So many loyal subscribers and I made so many awesome friends blogging....so I celebrating all this in one - LOL!!!
I know I said this before, but I really want you all to know how much I appreciate you stopping by my blog and take the time to write me via e-mail - you guys just make my day!!!
Here is what one lucky winner will get:
- 6" x 6" *Delicate Dots* DP Collection
- 6" x 6" *Manchester* DP Collection
- 6" x 6" *Taste of Textile* Collection
- 1 Package of my favorite Silver Pearls (avail. Michael's)
- 1 Package of my favorite White Pearls
- 1 large & small Corduroy Brad, Button - in Baja Breeze ( feat. in the upcoming Occasions Mini)
- 1 large & small Corduroy Brad, Button - in Kiwi Kiss
- Your choice of 5 colors pre-cut *BigZ XL Die Box#2*
- 1 *Botanical Blooms* Set from the SAB
- 1 *Congrats* Set from the SAB
- plus 1 Ribbon Bundle from the SAB (almost forgot!!!)
VERY IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ!!!
Only US and Canadian Residents may play!!! When you sign up please leave your FULL NAME or e-mail address if you don't have a blog!!! I had a little mix up last time, were two ladies had the same first name.......
This giveaway will be short so make sure to sign up quickly!!! I'll pick the winner
THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH IN THE EVENING!!!
*******DRAWING IS DONE - I'M ANNOUNCING THE WINNER IN SHORTLY******
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
To celebrate these amazingly talented ladies, the Trendsetters are giving them a going away party!!!! Not only are we going to honor them for the inspiration that they give to all of us, but there are going to be *goodies up for grabs* for you too :)
The Going Away Party Challenge is - I challenge you to case a card made by these ladies and post it to your blog/SCS gallery with the *keyword tsg05* and enter your name into the Mister Linky on Jessica's *Going Away Party blog post*.
You do not need to have a blog to enter!! For the URL you can either enter your Going Away Card blog post OR the link to your card in the SCS gallery. Everyone can enter and there is no limit to how many entries you make. I challenge you to case a card made by one (or all!) of these fabulous ladies. It can be any card and you do not have to use TSG stamps to qualify for the goodies. But if you have some TSG, you are always welcome to use them ;) You have until the end of the month to get your cards in which leaves you plenty of time to stamp your hearts out.
And what will you have the chance to win? You will win one of these gal's favorite TSG stamp sets!
Bev - Branching Out
Denise- Flowers Of Happiness
Stephanie- Here For You
Wendy- Butterfly Happiness
There will be four different winners so the more cards you make, the better chance you have to win! Thank you so much Bev, Denise, Stephanie and Wendy for the inspiration you give to all of us!!!
This Saturday Kim has created an awesome *Sketch* for us to try. For all the Samples and to see *who* our Guest is please stop by the OCC Blog.
Here is my take on it.
This beautiful *Special Blessing* Set was also one of my *must have* items from the SU Catalog. The Old Olive DP is from the *Walk in the Park* Collection that is featured in the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and it will be available April 1st. I used the Oval Spellbinder Nestie's to create the focal image and the Tag Nestie for the sentiment. I tied the tag with a Satin Ribbon. And what can I say - I'm addicted to those fab Silver Pears - LOL!!! The little flower by the cross was punched out with the Trio Flower Punch.
Now it's your turn to show us what you can created with this beautiful Sketch!!! For more inspiration please visit the rest of the OCC ladies - Cindy, Jennifer, Lori, Kim, Vicki, Frances, Robin, Loretta and Jenny.
I decided to case by BFF Denise - I chose this super cute card of hers. I like how Denise used the *recess window* on her card. That's what inspired me to use my Bigz Top Note Die and the Oval Nestie to create the recess window on my card.
Next, I used a different layout - the TECC60. I changed the colors - here is where the Inspiration Piece comes in - not only does this dress remind me of a beautiful summer, but I really like the colors - I used - Pretty in Pink, White, Rose Red, Certainly Celery - I added on top ot them - Yoyo Yellow, Plum Pudding and Lavender Lace.
At last I chanced the main image from a swing to flowers - here is where the LSC212 comes into play - using flowers on my main image plus the colors from the Soft Subtlet Collection (Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace) . The Stamp Set is from the new Papertrey Ink March Release called *Life* - isn't it fab??? The sentiment is from the PTI *Women of Life* Set. I couldn't resist adding some Dazzling Diamond Glitter onto the flowers....plus the white and purple flower with the Filigree & Rhinestone Brad.
Anyway -hope that wasn't toooooo confusing - LOL?!? But now you know how this card came about.....I will be mailing this card to my mom for *Mother's Day*- since she lives in Germany - I had to plan ahead.... - hope she will like it?!?
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!!!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Well, we have something special for you as well.....the wonderful Jessica Knutsen - owner of *There She Goes* is celebrating this great event with a *Change of Season* Sale!!!
For the next five days you have the chance to buy these four wonderful Set below for 15% off !!! We are not just gonna let you go shopping without showing off some awesome SAMPLES!!! Each of our Trendsetters were assigned a different Set to give you some more inspiration!!!
Click on the Stamp Set directly and it will show you a close up over on the TSG Store!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Isn't she stinkin' cute??? I'll be doing the *HAPPY DANCE* the day she starts Pre-K - LOL!!!
Have a great week!!! Hugs~Silke~
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!!!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Hope you had a wonderful weekend so far ??? Ours went by way to fast with yard work and a yummy Oyster Roast!!!
OMG - I was so happy to see that you all liked my little *Gift Card Box* project!!! Thank you all for commenting and for playing along!!! I'll keep this post short and go straight to the announcement of the WINNER!!!
The lucky one is.......
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You are so talented! Such beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
March 6, 2009 8:30 AM
Congrats Melinda - please e-mail me under email@example.com to claim this box!!!
Make sure to come back soon - I have lots to celebrate and will offer some Blog Candy soon!!!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
This month -Kim Teasdale is hosting the OCC Challenges. Today we start off by adding *Doodling* to our card!!! For all the Samples and more info please visit the OCC Blog!!!
I'm a very bad *doodler* (sounds funny- huh??? I heard in the land down under it has a totally different meaning.....*blushing* - LOL!!!). Yep, my handwriting and my drawings are not my strong side - LOL!!! But that's where the fabulous *Doodle This* Set from SU comes to my rescue!!! I haven't used this Set in so long and I'm glad I held on to it!!!
I still had my stampin' stuff from the SC218 project out and I thought since it's so pretty I'll use it on this card as well...!!! Just in case you've missed my project the other day - click HERE to view it!!!
For this card I used the MOJO76 Sketch. The DP is from Simple Scrappin Kit *Special Delivery Girl*. The Kit came with the Textured Apricot Appeal and Groovy Guava CS. I inked my flower in Old Olive onto the two different CS and cut them out. Next I rolled the petals of the flower around a pencil to make them curl a bit. I used Stampin Dimensionals to raise the second flower up. For the center piece on the flower I punched out a little flower from the SU *Trio Flower* Punch and dressed it up with a Silver Pearl (Michael's).
On the center panel I have use my brand spankin' new EK Success *Dotted Wave* Punch - thanks for enabling me Dawn Easton and Laura Fredrickson!!! Michael's has a whole new selection of EK Punches - go and check them out!!! According to the Sketch I added the DS Groovy Guava Ribbon to center panel. At last I added the sentiment from the *Warmest Regards* Set and the piercing right below.
Hope you will join us this week?!?
For a close up on every ones project please visit the OCC ladies on their blog - Cindy Haffner, Jennifer Meyer, Kim Teasdale, Lori Boyd, Robin Willis, Frances Byrne, Jenny Gropp and Viki Garrett.
Friday, March 6, 2009
If you are looking for my LSC210 card please go down a bit further.
Today is my turn to host the *There She Goes* Dollar Find!!! Jessica started this fun little idea a while back. She started transforming items that she had bought fairly cheap into awesome little projects and cards!!! HERE is the link to all the items that Jessica and the TSG DT has transformed so far!!!
I really liked the *Clear Container* and I figured it would make a really nice *Gift Card* Box. So I ran with that idea!!!
Next I decorated the outside of the box by adding the Tangerine Tango CS. The color choice was inspired by the *Stamper's Dream* Challenge I saw the other day - you can view it right here. The theme was to create a *monochromatic* card, once you go down a bit you will see the matching cards I have created and where my inspiration really kicked in - LOL!!! On this outside sheet I randomly inked the flowers from the *Flowers of Happiness* with Versamark and embossed them with White EP.
Here are the matching cards I designed for the *Gift Card* Box. Once I had my color idea going I had to choose a fairly easy design, so I went back in my gallery and found this layout. I continued with the *Flowers of Happiness* Set, but chose a different flower on each CS.
Now to the fun part - DO YOU WANT TO WIN MY *GIFT BOX*???
Leave me a comment on this post and I will select a *WINNER* this Sunday evening!!! US, APO and Canadian Addresses ONLY please!!!
Here is my card I made for the LSC210 - to create a card less than 30 minutes - ohhh this was so up my alley - LOL!!!I chose the TECC57 Sketch - which didn't require much layering. The image that was given to me by my friend Michelle - thank you Michelle!!! It's the super cute Sarah Kay image *Country Girl* from Stampavie . This is my very first Sarah Kay image and it was so fun to color. I used several different Copic and Prisma Markers. The sentiment is from the new SU *Really Retro* Set inked in Basic Black. To finish it off I added the fab little Kaiser Chocolate Pearls and the yummy Satin Chocolate Ribbon. Voila!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!
GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND WE HAVE A WINNER!!!!