Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FTTC120, CR84FN30, Case Study and much more...!!!

Happy Tuesday again!

Today is a Flourishes kinda day :) !!! If you are looking for my MMSC106 card pls scroll down one post...thank you! I used a Flourishes image on that one too :) !!! Warning...this is a long post today, so grab a drink and get started!!!

Before we get to my cards, I would like to thank everyone that played in my Blog Candy Giveaway last week!!! It was soooooo fun to read your entries. Some of you were pretty close, but only one guessed Luke's weight right on the spot, his weight is *73 pounds*....he is a big boy !!!! The lucky winner is Kim Howard ~ The Basement Stamper. Kim pls e-mail me at silkeledlow@yahoo.com with your address!!!

Now lets move on to this weeks Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC120. The fabulous Cindy Haffner is our hostess and she has a COLOR COMBO waiting for us. The colors she is challenging us to are: *Cranberry, Caramel, Dark Grey and /or Brown*.

Here is my idea....



I had to cheat a little bit...just a tiny bit, since I didn't have *Caramel* I used *Kraft* CS. I also have to tell you, that this card was totally inspired by this weeks Case Study #41.  Here is the card we are casing......


My main image is from the gorgeous new May Release called Wedded Bliss. The DP in the background is from the Webster Vellum & Die Cut Collection and the Burgundy DP is from the BasicGrey Indian Summer Collection. The die on the side is from the PTI Edger #2 Collection. I inked the flourished image from the Alleluia Angel Set on the side using the SU Whisper White Craft Ink. Next I embellished my card with some Flourished Pearls, some Kaiser Pearls, some Satin Ribbon, a SU Antique Brad, Cotton Trim and I created some handmade flowers using the MFT Mini Rolled Roses Dies.

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I really enjoyed my long holiday weekend and I even had some time to make an extra card....This time I used the colors from Mona's beautiful CR84FN30 combo.


Here is my idea.....



The main image on this card is another new favorite of mine the Flourishes CountryCharm Lables. The  blue DP in the background is from the Making Memories Poolside & Greenhouse Collection and I also added the BasicGrey Manila Collection. I added the 1" Baja Breeze Ribbon and finished it off with a SU Antique Brad. I distressed the edges and added some *faux stitiching*. At last I embellished my card with a doily, a punched out MS Butterfly, some Cotton Lace, some Prima Flowers and Kaiser Pearls.

Thank you for hanging in there...now it's time to hop on over to ~ Cindy, Maki, Betty, Tammy and our sweet Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear!!!

Have a wonderful week and I'll see ya soon...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more fun challenges my cards fit to:
2 Sisters Challenge #41 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire me Fridays ~ Anything Goes
Digi Doodle #60 ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #39 ~ Anything Goes
PaperPlay #21 ~ Blossoms and Blooms
Get Hippity with Ippity #2 ~ Flowers
House if Gilli ~ Flowers
Spoon Full of Sugar #154 ~ Flower Power
Crafty Purple Frog ~  Things of  Beauty
Delicious Doodles #27 ~ Lovely Lace
Little Miss Muffet #10 ~ Metal Embellishment
Paper Romance #52 ~ Distressing
Sew Many #55 ~ Circles (Doily, Brad)
Stamp Something ~ Something Sentimental
Paper Sundae #71 ~ Vintage or Shabby Chic
BasicGrey #45 ~ Shabby Chic
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Lace and Ribbon
Top Tip #36 ~ Wrap it up with Ribbon
Craft Us Crazy #9 ~ Love & Remembrance
Paper Playtime #47 ~ Wedding or Love
Stamp With Fun #113 ~ In the Garden
Squigglefly #100 ~ Triple/Three of Something (flowers)
Allsorts #105 ~ Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp ~ Show your Favorite Stamp
Dream Valley #8 ~ Stamp Something
Crafty Sentiment ~ Special Occasions

MMSC106

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It's Midnight Madness Sketch time! Check out all the info.....This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between.

"YOUR CHOICE"

 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Please check out our Award winners from last week over at the MMSC106 post!!! 
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Our MMSC106 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
http://priscillastyles-store.blogspot.com/ 
The MMSC106 Weekly Bonus winner will win a 
$10 Gift Voucher redeemable for any digi images in the "priscillastyles" Store
Stop by and check out all the new images!!
GC redeemable for digis only
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**Our May Monthly sponsor is....
http://dudetimedoodles.com/
Total Grand prize package is well OVER $100 WORTH!!!
WOW!!!Thank you so much Boni for this months fabulous grand prize!!
See the prize HERE!
June Sponsor and May's Monthly winner will  be announced next week!
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Here is my take on the CAS Sketch....



I chose the beautiful Flourishes image from the From the Desk Of.... and the sentiment is from the Hello Hyacinth Set. The DP is from the SU Springtime Vintage Collection. I inked the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ RV00, RV0000, YG11, G21, G24, C0, C1, C2, Y19, YR0000 and Colorless Blender.  At last I added a bit of Glitter and voila my CAS card is done.

Please make sure to check out my team mates cards over at the MMSC blog! I'll be back with another Flourishes post and the winner from my blog candy!!! See ya shortly...hugs ~S~  

Saturday, May 28, 2011

ODBDSLC62, C4C89 My Light....and more!

Happy Memorial weekend!

What a busy week it has been! My girls had their last official school day yesterday...yikes! As you can imagine they are extremely excited about it. We have a few fun things planned for them...like Vacation Bible School, a few Artistic Camps and we'll be doing some road trips as well!!! This will also be my first summer working....sniff! Knowing that my girls and hubby can sleep in for the most of the time is killing me...LOL!!! Anyway, I hope you have something super fun planned for this weekend??? We'll be hanging out here at the house and maybe escape to the pool in the late afternoon. We had some hot, hot temps already and I think I'm getting to old to sun bath all day :) .


If you have time, why don't you come and play the ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC62 with us??? Chris has challenged us to a fun Sketch and I hope you like it too? I also made this card for this weeks Crazy 4 Challenges ~ C4C89. The theme this week is to create a card showing your *favorite vacation spot or activity.* My favorite spot is definitely the beach :) !!! (see last picture)

Here is my take on it....




I used a very special Set called Light of the World. This was actually my very first ODBD Stamp Set I have bought many, many years ago. This is also how my journey with Kelley's company started :) !!! The minute I saw  this beautiful Scripture Set I knew I had to have it and as you can imagine I was beyond thrilled when she had ask me to be on her Design Team back then and of course now!!!

My card was put together quickly with the BasicGrey DP from the Olivia Collection, a doily, some Brown Satin Ribbon with the SU Antique Brad, the Brown Pearls and the Prima Flowers...voila!

As always, please make sure to check out my team mates beautiful card ideas ~ Sabrina, Francie, Pat, Chris and our Guest Designer Rosemary. Don't forget to swing by the C4C blog as well!

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back on Tuesday with two new cards...see ya then! Hugs ~S~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FTTC119, CR84FN29 Happy Anniversary...and some BLOG CANDY!!!

Happy Tuesday again everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend? We sure did...we had so much fun at Rebecca's party. We took her and her friends *bowling* and I played a round of *laser tack*. Becca and I we were so exhausted we had to take a three hour nap...LOL! It was also our boxer *Luke's* birthday...our puppy turned 3 yrs on Sunday. I have some BLOG CANDY  waiting at the end of my post so make sure to play along!!!

First let me tell you a little bit about today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC119. Dee Jackson is our host and she challenged us to create a *Box or Bag* or simply decorate a pre-made one! Fairly easy...hope you'll come and play along!?!?

Here is my idea.....



My box was created with the SU Bigz L Petal Cone Die. I used the brand spankin' new Flourishes
Country Charm Labels Set and the sentiment is from the brand spankin' new Wedded Bliss Set. Both images were inked in SU Crumb Cake. The DP is from the PTI Guide Lines Collection. The rest of my box was embellished with some Prima Flowers, some White Pearls, Button, Cotton Lace and some matching PTI Satin Ribbon. Of course I can not forget to mention that my color inspiration came from Mona's beautiful color combo CR84FN29.


Please make sure to check out my team mates beautiful ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, Betty, Tammy and our sweet May Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear aka *Benzi*!!!

Now onto the fun part...some BLOG CANDY!!!  Jan Marie, the owner of  Flourishes graciously gave us some extra Stamp Sets from the brand spankin' new May Release...YEAH!!! You can win the Country Charm Label Set and the Wedded Bliss Set (using both Set's on my box today) by simply answering one simple question.....*HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK OUR BOXER PUPPY "LUKE" WEIGHT AT HIS LAST VET APPOINTMENT ON SATURDAY???* Okay, he is not a puppy anymore.....he is
3 years old now..!!! If two or more participants comes close to the correct weight my daughter Rebecca will  draw the final winner and I will announce the lucky winner next Tuesday with my next Flourishes project!!! Have fun playing...!!!!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great week...hugs ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges this fits to:

Paper Sundae #70 ~ Pop it Up
CES #37 ~ Embellish it
Sew Many Cards ~ Flowers & Lace
Southern Girls #19 ~ Frills & Polish
Incy Wincy #95 ~ Lavender & Lace
Desert Island Crafts #8 ~ Using DP, Pearls, Ribbon/Lace Trim, Die and Flowers
Pollycraft Monday #94 ~ Bingo (Lace, Button, Flowers)
Word Play Weekend #3 ~ Wings (Butterfly)
A Spoon Full of Sugar #153 ~ Things with Wings
Crafts and Me #35 ~ Anything Goes (optional Kraft ~ leaves on top)
Shelly's Images ~ Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon #24 ~ Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious #57 ~ Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays #7 ~ Anything Goes

MMSC105 Enjoy the sunshine...

Happy Tuesday!

We have a new Midnight Madness Sketch for you all! Check out all the info for this weeks MMSC105.

This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"

 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Our winners from the MMSC104 are posted on the MMSC blog!!!  
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Our MMSC105 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...
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 This week's sponsor is Simon Says Stamp. One random winner will win a $20 Gift voucher to their fabulous store. Be sure to stop by and check out all their wonderful crafting products.
Thank you so much for your wonderful prizes this week.
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**Our May Monthly sponsor is....
http://dudetimedoodles.com/
Total Grand prize package is well OVER $100 WORTH!!!
WOW!!!Thank you so much Boni for this months fabulous grand prize!!
See the prize HERE!
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Here is my take on the CAS Sketch.....(I flipped it sideways)



I used the fun Hammock Harold digi image from our May Sponsor Dude Time Doodle. The DP is from a SU stash I found and I thought it was manly enough for today's card :) !!! I basically just colored the image, added the sponged sun, the Copper Brads and sparkled up the clouds. Hope you like it?

Please make sure to swing by the MMSC105 post to see my team mates cards. Hope you find time to play along as well??? Thank you for stopping by today...have a wonderful day! Hugs ~S~

Here are a few more challenges this fits too:

Declicious Doodles #26 ~ Let the Sun Shine
4 Crafty Chicks #38 ~ Brads
Kraft Journal ~ Clean and Simple
If the Shoe Fits #80 ~ Clean and Simple

Saturday, May 21, 2011

ODBDSLC61 Missing You....

Happy weekend everyone!

I would like to give a shout out to my big sister Anja...she is celebrating her birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG SIS!!!! Love you and miss you so much!!! Unfortunately we won't be able to spend this day together since she is living overseas...sniff! On a happier note....we are also celebrating my middle daughter Rebecca's birthday today. She will actually turn 10 tomorrow, but with the end of school year and Memorial weekend next weekend, we'll be having some fun today! I can't believe she is turning 10....my baby is growing up way tooooooooo fast!!!

Moving on today's card.....Chris is hosting a new ODBD Shining Light Challenge ~ ODBDSLC61 today and she challenged us to created a card/project with either *Plaid or Gingham Ribbon*...easy peasy and I hope you will join in the fun?!?

Here is my idea.....



I'm using a beautiful ODBD Set called Missing You.  I've been wanting to color this Set for a while now :) !!! I inked it in Memento Black and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R14,R17, E27, Y15, YR07, YG11, G21, G24, G94, V17, V09, and Colorless Blender. As you can tell I kept the layout very simple and tried to focus on the Red/White Gingham Ribbon. Hope you like it?

Before you go, please make sure to check out my team mates as well ~Sabrina, Francie, Pat, Chris and Rosemary.

Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy what ever you do today! Hugs ~S~

Friday, May 20, 2011

C4C88 Totally Stampalicious...

Hello again!!!!

It's time for a new Crazy 4 Challenge ~ C4C88. Our sweet Joanne is still hosting and she is challenging us to create a *Humorous* card/project.


Since Totally Stampalicious is our Sponsor this week, I have the pleasure of showing off this fun image called Cafe Scarlette. I've been admiring these fun stamps for a while now and I'm so glad I had a chance to play with them for this challenge.

Here is my idea....



The image was inked in  Memento Black and I colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R0000, R00, R23, Y15, YR0000, E37, B93, G94 plus Colorless Blender. The DP in the background is from the SU Blushing Bride Collection and I matched it up with some Daffodil Delight CS, Ribbon and a matching Button. Couldn't resist adding a doily, a MFT Rosette,  Prima Flowers and some Silver Pearls.

Please make sure to stop by the C4C Blog to see the teams fun creations. I'll be back in a few hours with a new card...see ya then! Hugs ~S~

BIRTHDAY SURPRISE!!!

Happy TGIF and welcome to a super duper special post!

We are celebrating my sweet friend Barbara Anders birthday today....HAPPY BIRTHDAY BARB!!! Wishing you a fabulous and relaxing day today!!!

Our sneaky friend Tammy has planned this fun little birthday blog for Barb and of course I couldn't resist playing along! Hope you take the time to hop around with us and see all the beautiful cards everyone has created for the birthday girl?!?

If you came here from Cindy's blog than you are right on track :) !!! If not please start at Tammy's blog and work your way back here :) thank you!!!


Here is my card for Barb....



I used the brand spankin' new Country Charm Label  and the Many Sentiments Set from Flourishes. I don't own the matching dies for this Label Set yet, so I simply cut it out and embellished it with some Halfback Pearls. For the background I used some SU Blushing Bride DP. I pierced around the circle and traced it with a White Gel Pen. Next I added the Cotton Lace, the Black/White Gingham Ribbon, the Pink Prima Flowers and the punched out MS Butterfly.   

Now it's time to hop on over to my sweet friend Julie Koerber!!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Enjoy your weekend and I'll be back with a fun card tomorrow! Hugs ~S~

Thursday, May 19, 2011

DYSU20 - Check it out...!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far? I sure do...and I have some fun news to share.

One of my creations was selected in the *Top 3* over at the DYSU blog a few weeks ago and because of that, I have the honor of being a Guest Designing for the DYSU #20 today ..yeah! If you are not familiar with the DYSU Challenge blog then please hop on over there and check them out!


The DYSU20 Challenge today is a Color Combo ~ using *Celery, White and Sea Glass Blue*!!!

Here is my take on the colors ......



I was provided with this beautiful digi image from *The Stamping Boutique* called She Who Paints the Forest. After printing the image out I cut it with the Spellbinder Label 17 Die and colored it with these Copic Markers ~ E0000, E000, E50, E51, YG11, G21, G24, R22, R24, Y21 B0000, B000, B00 plus Colorless Blender. The DP in the background is from the PTI Bitty Dot Basic Paper Collection. I added a punched out MS Border on the side and embellished the rest of my card with a SU Certainly Celery Ribbon, Button, matching Scrapper's Floss, Prima Flowers, Glitter and some Pearls.

I would like to thank the DYSU team for inviting me today and I hope you all come out and play along with us! Have a wonderful day and I will actually be back with another card tomorrow...hugs ~S~

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FTTC118, CR84FN28 Nature....and more

Hello again!

If you are looking for my MMSC card please scroll down one post..thank you!

This card was made for this weeks Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC118 Challenge. Tammy is our host and is inspring us with a photo from  *The Craft Mom's* Paper Flower Topiary.  Isn't it awesome???


Here is my take on it....



I started out by stamping the beautiful nature sentiment from the Flourishes Life Lines Set. My card base was created with the Spellbinder Label 17 Dies. Next I used the Sizzix Bigz 3-D Flower Die to create the roses. I added the punched out MS Butterfly, Silver Pearls, the SU Ribbon and the matching Button..voila!

Before I forget...my card came together using this weeks SSS108 Sketch and the fabbo fun, bright colors from the CR84FN28. My color choice was SU So Saffron and Poppy Parade.


Please make sure to swing by the rest of the team for their card ideas ~ Cindy, Maki, Dee, Betty, Tammy and our May Guest Designer Brenda O'Rear aka *Benzi*!!!

Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week and I'll be back soon...hugs ~S~

Here are a few more fun challenges I played: 
Whimsical Wednesday ~ Take Shape
YNSC #42 ~ Pop it Up!
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Spring Has Sprung
Moving Along With The Times #98 ~ Two "B's" (Bling & Button)
Craft Us Crazy #8 ~ Favorite Embellishment (Silver Pearls)
Shelly's Images ~ Bling it Up!
Fab 'n ' Funky #72 ~ Buttons and Bows
Whoopsie Daisy ~ Let's Punch it Out!
Delightful Challenges ~ Add flowers
Desert Island Crafts #8 ~ Using Pearls, Die Cuts, Flowes
Incy Wincy #94 ~ Clean and Simple
Sew Many Cards #53 ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #37 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's #53 ~ Anything Goes
My Grafico ~ Anything Goes
Scrappy Frog ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #118 ~ Anything Goes
OSAT #62 ~ Anything Goes

MMSC104 Sparkle

Happy Tuesday!

It's time for a new Midnight Madness Sketch ~ MMSC104! Have fun playing along!

Please check out all the info Priscilla is sharing with us .....


Hello everyone.. well it is time to recognize some very special people. The following people have played the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges faithfully since they found us, over the last year and in some cases over the last two years!! Wow! Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts!! It is such a joy to visit you each week while you share a little piece of your heart with us through your crafting. Your inspiration is priceless and we dub you the newest Royal Court of the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges.

Loz
Darlene
Karen Wallace
Vicki Kertz
Peggy Elms
Terri Sherman
Karin Van Eijk
Julia
Nancy Williams
Brenda Kluge
Kathy Bradley
Cat Spicer
If you think we missed anyone, please let us know.
We honor you with this MM Royal Loyal Badge and ask that you please display it proudly while linking it back here http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com
 
This weeks sketch...it's "YOUR PICK" Make it fancy, clean and simple, or somewhere in-between. Remember to click on the sneak peek button on the side bar for the following weeks sketch each Friday.
"YOUR CHOICE"

 Enter one style or both this week.
Just have fun and come play with us :)
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Check out all the winners from last weeks Sketch at the MMSC blog!!!
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Our MMSC104 Weekly Bonus Sponsor is...

sparklecreationsrubberstamps.com
Yes...Sparkle is her real name.  She has been crafting since she was a child, but seriously started crafting when she was 16.  Sparkle started as a scrapbooker, though over the years she has turned into a card maker.  Brent (Sparkle's husband) and Sparkle opened Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps in July 2010, and they are selling cute and whimsical rubber stamps of little boy and girl images.  Aki, their wonderful artist, has done a great job at making their characters come alive and have their own personalities.
This weeks MMSC104 prize!!

 Thank you Sparkle!!

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**Our May Monthly sponsor is....
http://dudetimedoodles.com/
Total Grand prize package is well OVER $100 WORTH!!!
WOW!!!Thank you so much Boni for this months fabulous grand prize!!
See the prize HERE!
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Here is my take on this weeks CAS Sketch.....




I had the pleasure of using this sweet image called *Rainy Day Ruby*..isn't she tooooo cute :) ??? My colors of choice are SU Blushing Bride and Kraft. After the image was printed I colored it with these Copic Markers ~ R0000, RV000, R000, R00, E25, B000, B00, B93, Y02, Y19 and Colorless Blender. Next I embellished the card with some Flowers, Ribbon, Button, Bling and Glitter...voila.

Please make sure to swing by the MMSC blog to see all my team mates beautiful ideas.

Have a  wonderful day and thank you so much for stopping by today..I'll be back with my Flourishes card shortly...hugs ~S~