Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pretty Princess Castle

Have you SEEN this?!?!? Our very own, wonderfully talented JenMarie has this princess castle posted on her blog today... PLEASE check it out and leave her some LOVE! I'll draw a random winner from all of the comments on THIS POST ON JEN'S BLOG to receive a package of Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones.... I'll choose a winner sometime tomorrow night.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bittersweet is HERE!!

Guess what's in the Limelight?

Basic Grey Bittersweet!


Core'dinations Chocolate Box!

And I have a coupon code.... Enter BALLDROP at checkout to receive 15% off of your total order!! Happy shopping.... Be back soon with STAMPED PROJECTS! WOOHOO!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Your Gift...

We love Rhett and Link. If you haven't checked them out, you should! I want to share a couple of fun videos by Rhett and Link today. It should be known that I do NOT, in any way, believe that gifts are the meaning of Christmas. Christ came to earth 2000 years ago as a tiny baby to save us. That's the truth.

But these are just for fun... ;)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sketch Winner!

There are so many wonderful things about Mandy. She is SUPER-creative, has a really cool name (haha!), and she has a BRAND NEW Bittersweet paper pad! That's right! Mandy is the winner of this week's challenge! Congrats! E-mail your address to me, and I'll get this paper pad out as soon as it arrives. My Basic Grey order is showing as Processing, so it won't be long!!! :)

Blogger Mandy said...

i decided to do a scrapbook page! here you go...

It's ALL on SALE!!

What's on sale December 22-28? WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE! Enter XmasGift (one word) at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase at Limelight Papercrafts!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Katy!!

I cannot believe it. We officially have two toddlers today. No babies! :( That's right... Katy is ONE YEAR OLD today! Remember these pictures when I announced she had arrived?? Now she is such a big girl! Here are a few fun pictures of our day so far.... The cake is THIS ONE from Smitten Kitchen (of COURSE!!) and please note the pink birthday boa. ;) We do have a little princess, after all! Sorry for the scan instead of a photo of the birthday card... it's REALLY cloudy here today, and I couldn't get a decent photo! ;)

Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness (Unity), Eat Cake (SU). Paper: Barely Banana, WNP White, Basic Grey Lily Kate, Basic Grey Sultry. Ink: Chocolate Chip. Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Gold Glimmer Blingz Shimmerz, Prima Flower, Soft Pink Rhinestones.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Six Chicks Challenge #11! (I STAMPED!!)

Are the presents bought and wrapped? Is the tree decorated? Are the holiday lights twinkling? Is your head spinning faster than a dreidel? It's the most wonderful time of the year! This week we encourage you to stop, and take a minute to do something for yourself! Grab your favorite patterned papers (or wrapping paper for the multitaskers!) and sit down with our simple sketch. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

  • Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on your favorite Limelight patterned paper.
  • Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC011.
  • Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on my blog, all entries must be submitted by Sunday, December 21st, at midnight to win a 6x6 pad of the NEW (it's not even shipping to retailers YET!) Basic Grey Bittersweet Paper! (I will mail out the prize AS SOON as it gets here!)
So how 'bout that? I made a card! It's a quick one, but I did it! I'm hoping to play with this challenge more later. Brandi always does SUCH a great job with these sketches. I find myself using them again and again! When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of Neopolitan ice cream! This Stampendous Ice Cream Float stamp is so much fun, and it fit perfectly with my idea! :) I used a few brads I received from my sweet DT friends as RAKs during our 12 Days of Christmas! Isn't that so sweet? They sent ME some cards and goodies during our 12 Days Celebration! :) For the scallops, I used the SU! Scalloped Border Punch.

Stamps: Stampendous! Ice Cream Float. Paper: WNP White, WNP Strawberry, WNP Chocolate, Basic Grey Sultry 6x6 Pad, Basic Grey Urban Prairie 6x6 Pad. Ink: Palette Noir. Accessories: Brown Stripe Ribbon, Copics, mm Brads, SU! Scalloped Border Punch, Liquid Applique, Pink Stickles.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Limelight Sketch Winner!

Lee is the winner of her choice of Stampendous! OR Pink Paislee glitter! Woot! Woot! Check out her amazing card HERE!! Lee, let me know your choice!

Because of the upcoming holidays, our next three sketch challenges will fall on these Thursdays:

December 18 (Next week!!! Get your favorite patterned papers ready!!
January 8
January 22

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Cameron just pulled the winner from a bag of a TON of slips of paper! :) Drum roll, please.....

The winner of THEIR CHOICE of Limelight Bundle Up! Cardmaking Kits is....


Melissa, e-mail me with your address and choice of kit, and I'll get it RIGHT out to you!

12th Day WINNER!

So, did you find the Gingerbread Man (Waldo)?? :) He is in the upper left corner near a purple light bulb! The winner is...


Cat, e-mail me with your address and I'll get this right out to you!!!

I'll be back in a little bit with a GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! Gotta cut all the slips from ALL of the participants. Cameron will LOVE drawing a name! :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

On the 12th Day of Christmas

It's MY turn!!! Can you believe we are already on day TWELVE?!? Well, for today's challenge, I have created this Where's Waldo for you! (Hint: Click on the image for a larger view!) You must find "Waldo", and when you do, e-mail me at with a description of who Waldo is AND where he is! :) Here are some clues to help you figure out WHO Waldo is:
  1. You can't catch me!
  2. He appeared in the Shrek movies.
  3. I could really use a glass of milk right about now!
I will choose a winner at random on Saturday morning to win a jar of Coal Shimmerz paint!! :)

A few pieces of info:
  • Today's big SALE spotlights the TaDa Creative Studios Frosty Flake rubber stamp! Don't you just LOVE the names TaDa gives their products??? This Frosty Flake (heehee!) stamp is on sale for $3.50 TODAY ONLY!
  • Don't forget to try our Limelight Sketch! Details can be found HERE! Try the sketch, post a link to your card, and cross your fingers! I will draw one lucky (random) winner on Monday morning to win their CHOICE of a Stampendous! or Pink Paislee glitter!
OH! And a SHOUT OUT to Amanda! Happy birthday, girlie!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #10

AKA...I'm SO lame that I didn't do this sketch yet!!! It's been a busy week, and I'm a little under the weather again! Sheesh! I am not really sick, thank goodness, but I'm under the weather. I hope to play later on today!!! In the came here for a sketch and a prize, right?? ;)

There's something magical about falling flakes of snow that has the ability to captivate both those young and old. Whether it's your first snowfall or your 50th, you can't help but be mesmerized by the beauty of falling snow. Today we celebrate snow and say "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Let's see those snowflakes and snowmen stamps! Mesmerize us with snowy fun flock hills and glistening trees covered in snow. Anything with snow goes in this
sketch and product challenge!

Sketch and Product Challenge using SNOW!

  • Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC010
  • Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on THIS blog by Sunday, December 14th, at midnight
  • All entries will be entered into a random drawing for their choice of a container of Stampendous! or Pink Paislee Pixee Stix glitter from Limelight!!
Please check my DT links on my sidebar for some AWESOME inspiration from my amazingly talented design team! :)

On the 11th Day of Christmas...

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

Fiddle Dee Frame cardmaking kits for ONLY $5!! These are so much fun! An easy way to make CUTE trifold cards!!! And you get EIGHT in a package!
Also, be sure to check out Katie's amazing, innovative blog for a fun guessing game in which you'll need to choose Door #1, Door #2, or Door #3! Katie will choose a winner to receive a package each of Kaisercraft Christmas Mix paper flowers and a Bell Rhinestone picture! Good luck!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

On the 10th Day of Christmas

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

Candle Light Shimmers for ONLY $3!! This popular color is available while supplies last....but don't worry! If we run out, I'll substitute another color and announce it here and at the store! Shimmerz are all the rage right now...and rightfully so! Be sure to pick up a few colors to try today!!
Also, be sure to check out Tiffany's BREATHTAKING blog for some fun Christmas Mad Libs today!. Tiffany is having you play for a chance at winning a container of the new Stampendous! Doodle Loots Mini Crystal Stars! Good luck! Can't wait to read your answers to the Mad Libs!!! I just LOVE Mad Libs! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

On the 9th Day of Christmas

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

The Prima Sprites 2 (in Black, Ivory, Light Blue, or Fuchsia) for ONLY $3.50!! Who doesn't love Prima flowers?!? And from what I hear, keep in mind that FUCHSIA will be the "it" color for a while!

Also, be sure to check out JenMarie's SUPER AWESOME blog for a Gift Card Holder guessing game (HOW FUN!!). JenMarie will have a container of Clearsnap glitter in Sparkling Amethyst AND an unmounted Odd Bird Planet stamp, JenMarie's Cupcake Owl for one lucky winner!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Romans 12:13

I'm deeply saddened to say that my sweet friend Tonya (primpainter on SCS) and her family are experiencing a time of grief and hardship. Her in-laws' house burned down last week. Everything was lost, and Tonya's father-in-law did not survive.

I would like to call on us all to help out our friends in need. Not only would cards (sympathy and encouragement) be in order, but there are many physical needs for this family right now as well. Tonya has set up this following webpage with information on how to help. If you can help, please do.

Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:13


On the 8th Day of Christmas

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

The Bazzill Just the Edge cardstock strips for ONLY $2!! These are fabulous for embellishing scrapbook pages and cards alike!

Also, be sure to check out my wonderful friend Sarah Anderson's wonderfully inspirational (and FUN!) blog for a Christmas Music game. Sarah will have a Unity Fleeting Dragonfly stamp for one lucky winner!

I hope to be back later today with a fun project or card to share... It has been QUITE a busy weekend! A GREAT one, but busy. On Saturday we attended my husband's office Christmas Party. And on Sunday? Whew...we went to church, then we grabbed lunch and went to a local nursing home to deliver blankets and the cards (from the cardmaking night I hosted at the church!) AND we did a short singing and drama program. Then we headed to Michael's with our FEW MINUTES of spare time to pick up some things on SALE...we headed back to church just in time for Awana to start. Then we had to go to the grocery store on the way home. Sundays aren't normally NEARLY this busy! WHEW! We're tired! But it was SUCH a wonderful Sunday.

So, how 'bout a cute kiddos pic? My in-laws were so sweet as to give Cameron and Katy a Christmas ornament each this weekend (Katy got Mickey Mouse...she LOVES Mickey!) and Cameron got Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a movie he recently saw for the first time! :) Here they are playing with their ornaments. Note that Katy HAS her ornament in her hand, but she is eagerly attempting to take Cameron's as well! Ha! ;)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

On the 7th Day of Christmas

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

The Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Clear Stamp Set for ONLY $9!! This is a must-have stamp set!

Also, be sure to check out Brandi Parshley's AWESOME blog for another fun game... Name That Christmas Cookie! I am SO excited about this game, and I can't even win the prize! LOL! Brandi will have a bottle of Emerald Green Liquid Pearls up for grabs for the winner!

Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Six Chicks Project Parade on the 6th Day of Xmas!

Wow! What a day today is! :) Not only is it the SIXTH Day of Christmas at Limelight Papercrafts, meaning a fun challenge, sales, and PRIZES, but today is also the 6th of the month. That means that each of the Limelight Six Chicks (design team members) and the 7th Six Chick (the exceptionally talented Tiffany Johnson) are bringing you lots of fabulousness and inspiration!!

This month, I challenged the girls to create a treat or baked good container with either a matching card or recipe card! You MUST check out each and every creation!! :) For mine, I was inspired by Martha Stewart (who isn't, right?) and created a Cookie Envelope! (Did you hear me, Lee? A COOKIE envelope!!) The directions for the cookie envelope are quite simple! You cut an 8" square of patterned paper (Martha suggests tissue paper, but I had fun with patterned paper!), fold in the sides, and then fold in the top and bottom. That's IT. Really! I actually cut a 7" square of wax paper and secured it inside the patterned paper piece before folding so that the cookie wouldn't get the paper all oily and yucky. Eww. If you want to see Martha's instructions, CLICK HERE.

Are you wondering what kind of cookie is inside? SNICKERDOODLES! YUM! I use THIS RECIPE, and I have for a long while. It's Emeril's recipe, and it's easy and FANTASTIC. You will love it!

Stamps: Tinsel Town Clear Stamp Set (Pink Paislee). Paper: Tinsel Town - White Christmas. WNP Moss, White. Ink: Bravo Burgundy (SU), Silver Colorbox, Pistachio Colorbox. Accessories: Brown Satin Ribbon, Green Rick Rack, Paper Piercer, Pop Up Dots.

And on the Sixth Day of Christmas....
BECKY brings to us Christmas Bingo!!! Be sure to visit her blog HERE and play along! She's have a package each of Hot Pink Rhinestones and a Bell Rhinestone Picture up for grabs!! And don't'll be entered into the grand prize drawing for each challenge in which you participate!

Limelight brings to you Pyramid Boxes (in white or red!) for ONLY $0.50 each! Stock up! These are great boxes for little gifts like jewelry or candy...any small trinket, really! Be sure to pick up a few to try! Click HERE for the deals!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Friday Fill-in!

Are you tired of my posts today??? This is a fun Friday Fill-in. Found it through Jessica's blog.

1. Snow means a day off of work!
2. I'm looking forward to our Christmas Workshop at church.
3. The Limelight Papercrafts design team is the best design team ever!
4. One of my favorite old tv shows is Joe Millionaire. That's not REALLY old, but it just popped into my head...Drew and I LOVED that show!
5. I'm done with breakfast. And that is about it so far today! ;)
6. The most enjoyable thing around the holidays is the food. Heehee!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having nothing on the calendar, tomorrow my plans include my husband's work Christmas party and Sunday, I want to deliver cards and lapghans to a local nursing home!

Don't forget to scroll down for a FUN Christmas project (an Advent Calendar!!) and today's 12 Days Details!!

4th Day of Christmas Winner!

Drew really challenged us, didn't he??? :) But hey, you know we like to make you WORK for the prizes around here! ;) chose #2...Tonya! Tonya, you won a package of Black Arrow rhinestones and a package of Pear Tree Brads! E-mail me with your address and I'll get 'em out your way! :)

Also, I'm adding a winners list to the original 12 Days of Christmas post HERE. That way it's all in one place! Have a fabulous day, and check out the post below!!

On the 5th Day of Christmas

I just love Target. I mean LOVE!!! I live for those sale endcaps, as my husband can attest to! Right after Halloween, I spotted Halloween countdown calendar boxes for 75% off! I had to buy four of them! ;) They were filled with a gummy in each box, but I replaced the gummies with Hershey Kisses (Cherry Cordial and Hot Cocoa flavors) and little Christmas sayings and quotes. As you can see, I used the Basic Grey Wassail papers and some embellishments to decorate the calendar! Silly me, though...I forgot to take pictures of the sides. I covered the sides and back using the Mantle paper, and it looks very nice! :) Take my word for it! I made this for my should get to him tomorrow. I hope he likes it!
This picture shows the drawers a little closer up:

And here is the little chocolate and note inside:

Well, to carry on our festivities, Six Chick Ryann Salamon has a blurred photo guessing game for you to play! Be sure to visit her blog and enter! :) Remember, the more you play, the better your chances to win....both the individual challenges and the GRAND PRIZE!!

Be sure to visit Limelight Papercrafts for today's SPECIAL DEAL OF THE DAY!! It's quite a doozie!

Changito Elf - $5!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Veggie Tales Winner!

I sneaked a giveaway in there...and I will probably do it again! Heehee! :) Glad so many of you got a kick out of the Silly Song clip! :) The winner, chosen at random, is Ashley, #15!
Ashley said...

Awww, poor Larry! His cookies were taken by:
a bank robber, a viking, and an IRS agent.

Ashley, call you buttah....Cuz you're on a roll! I'll send the brads along with the prize you won from Lisa's blog! :)

Oh, and ARE technically correct! ;) The first two cookies are offered by Larry, and they DO just kinda float off of the plate in implication that they are accepted! ;) Too funny!

Check out Drew's 4th Day of Christmas post below....and don't forget that Sliding Doors are on sale for ONLY $5 in the store today!

The 4th Day of Christmas...with Mr. Limelight!

Hello! This is Drew!

Guess the Christmas Movie from the quote given. Email answers to

Most correct guesses WINS black arrow rhinestone picture and pear tree brads! Ties will be decided by random drawing. Good Luck!

1-“It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, or bags.

2-Look, Daddy. Teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.

3-“I like smiling. Smiling’s my favorite”.

4-“No, no. I mean "Jingle Bells". You know, deck them halls and all that stuff. No, no, no. You don't get it at all. I mean "Jingle Bells". You know, Santa Claus, and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe... and presents for pretty girls...”

5-“Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?”

6-“Please note the size and color of each item, and send as many as possible. If it seems too complicated, make it easy on yourself: just send money. How about tens and twenties?

7-“Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?”

8-“No! No! I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!”

9-“This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys, nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?”

10-“Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to. Don't you see? It's not just Kris that's on trial, it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles.”

11-“Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nitwit. You can't fire me, I quit. Seems I don't fit in.”

12-“It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me...”

13-“There's no Christmas in the Army!”

14-“And they call him, Sandy... Clawssss...!”

15-“Always winter. Never Christmas.”

16-“You're skipping Christmas! Isn't that against the law?”

17-“Come in, come in, Ebenezer. I am the spirit of Christmas Present. Look upon've never seen the likes of me before, have you?"

18-“It's a miracle, it's really sort of a miracle, because it happens every Christmas Eve.”

Today's Deal of the Day is Piggy Tales Sliding Doors! You get six different chipboard shapes per package. These are perfect for Christmas photo ornaments! Today we are selling these for only $5...and just in time for Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

How 'Bout a Surprise Giveaway!

You weren't expecting this one, I know...but I still have a couple of fun goodies that could use a good home! Leave a comment, answering the following question, for a chance to win a package of Kaisercraft Pear Tree Brads! *Ashley is the winner! But watch the video anyway! ;)
The Question...

Have you seen the Veggie Tales Toy That Saved Christmas? You simply MUST! Too cute! :) In the Silly Songs with Larry segment of the Toy That Saved Christmas, Larry has set out 3 cookies for Santa, about which he sings. THE QUESTION: Which three characters actually take Larry's cookies? If you haven't seen it, watch it here:

On the 3rd Day of Christmas...

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me...

A Tinsel Town Clear Stamp Set (from Pink Paislee) for only $10! The quality of these clear acrylic stamps is AMAZING! I use this set ALL THE TIME, and I ALWAYS get a clear, crisp image!

Don't forget about our daily activities and games on our design team member (and a few special friends') blogs! Today, my girl Jessica Russell leads us in a 3rd Day of Christmas "Guess the Christmas Song" game! Be sure to hop on over to her blog, play along, and cross your fingers! We are offering up a Christmas Magic Epoxy Glitter sticker sheet as a prize! :) And OF COURSE you remember that for each activity you participate in, you receive an entry in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE of a Bundle Up Christmas Card kit from Limelight Papercrafts! Good luck!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Jessica Russell CASE!

We were all so sad to see Jessica's month end! As you probably know, Jessica was our 7th Six Chick (guest DT member) for November, and she did a FABULOUS job! To celebrate her, I decided to CASE one of her cards! I chose THIS CARD because it's one of my favorites! I omitted the button because, well, the kids woke up! :)

Jessica, you're the BEST, girlie!!

On the Second Day of Christmas...

Limelight Papercrafts gave to me:

Prima Kits for UNDER $10! Are we CRAZY?!? Perhaps yes.... But the savings are still YOURS! These are simply MUST-HAVES for any papercrafter! And they make really WOW gifts for your stamping and scrapbooking friends, too! It'll look like you spent WAY more than you really did!
Prima Add-on Kit $5

Prima Basic Kit $7

Prima The Works Kit $9

For today's 2nd Day of Christmas festivities, the super SWEET, wonderfully TALENTED Lee Murphy (LuvLee on SCS) brings you an inspiration challenge! Be sure to check out Lee's blog HERE to participate in her challenge! Remember, there will be a prize on Lee's blog today (a Unity Sleigh Ride stamp!), and you will be given one entry for each day in which you participate for our GRAND PRIZE of your choice of a card making kit from Limelight! Happy creating!

Monday, December 1, 2008


All right! Thanks for being so patient...we have a Six Chicks Sketch challenge winner!!! It's been a crazy day around here. We took Cameron to the ER at midnight last night and didn't get home for a few hours, as you can imagine, so I took a long nap this afternoon! Poor little buddy is okay, but has some kind of viral something! :( In an event, sorry to be posting this so late in the day!

Ah....the WINNER! Our winner, chosen by, is lucky number 16!
Blogger Tink said...

Loved this challenge! Here's my card..

Tink, email me at, and I'll give you directions about your $10 credit to Limelight!!! :)

The 12 Days of Christmas at Limelight! WINNERS LISTED HERE!

It's beginning to look a LOT like Christmas...and Limelight Papercrafts is joining in the fun! From December 1 - December 12, we will have lots of festivities, product specials, and GIVEAWAYS! Join us each day at Limelight Papercrafts as a special SURPRISE product of the day is revealed! That product will be on a KILLER deal for that day ONLY!

Today's special sale is Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks! We are offering them up for only $10 each! These are perfect for adding a little shimmer and color to your holiday (or year-round!) cards! And at $10, perhaps they'd be the perfect gift for a crafting friend...? This special price will only be available through midnight tonight (Eastern time)!

We will also be hosting games and festivities on our design team blogs! Each day, one of our design team members, plus a couple of guests, will offer up a game or challenge for you to participate in, and they will have a fun goody to give away to one lucky winner! Participate in as many of the 12 Days as you can, because we will have a GRAND PRIZE DRAWING at the end of the celebration! You will receive an entry for EACH challenge/game you in which you participate! What's the GRAND PRIZE, you ask? Your choice of one of our new Bundle Up Christmas Cardmaking Kits!

Here is the lineup of challenges! We'll start of today with a fun card challenge from the fabulous LISA HENKE!

Dec. 1 - Lisa Henke, challenge. PRIZE: Jumbo Get Rollin' from Clearsnap (you can stick acrylic stamps around this and create your own background to roll!) WINNER: Ashley (HeartHugsDesigns)!
Dec. 2 - Lee Murphy, Inspiration Challenge. PRIZE: Unity Sleigh Ride stamp. WINNER: Becky Sorensen!
Dec. 3 - Jessica Russell, Guess the Xmas Song. PRIZE: Christmas Magic Epoxy Glitter Stickers. WINNER: Jill (Heavenly Blessed)!
Dec. 4 - Drew Cheshire, Xmas Movie Trivia. PRIZE: Kaisercraft Black Arrow Rhinestone
Picture, Kaisercraft Pear Tree Brads. WINNER: Tonya (Olde Country Creations)!
Dec. 5 - Ryann Salamon, Blurred Photo. PRIZES: Periwinkle Shimmerz. WINNER: Paula Laird!
Dec. 6 - Becky Carafa, Xmas Bingo. PRIZE: Kaisercraft Hot Pink Rhinestones, Kaisercraft Christmas Bell Rhinestone Picture. WINNER: Jacqueline!!
Dec. 7 -Brandi Parshley, Name that Christmas Cookie. PRIZE: Emerald Green Liquid Pearls. WINNER: bettimae!
Dec. 8 - Sarah Anderson, Xmas Music Game. PRIZE: Unity Fleeting Dragonfly stamp. WINNER: Karen Roy!
Dec. 9 - Jennifer Taylor (JenMarie), Gift Card Holder Game. PRIZE: Clearsnap Sparkling Amethyst Glitter, JenMarie's Cupcake Owl stamp (unmounted, OBP). WINNER: Michelle - mla111
Dec. 10 - Tiffany Johnson, Xmas Mad Libs. PRIZE: Stampendous! Doodle Loots Mini Crystal
Stars.WINNER: Michelle - mla111
Dec. 11 - Katie Renz, Door #1, 2, 3. PRIZE: Kaisercraft Christmas Bell Rhinestone Picture, Kaisercraft Christmas Mix Flowers. WINNER: Tiffany Caulk!!
Dec. 12 - Mandy Cheshire, Where's Waldo. PRIZE: Coal Shimmerz. WINNER: Cat Darling!

Our December 7th Six Chick!

We are thrilled to announce that Tiffany Johnson is our guest design team member for the month of December! This girl's fun style is sure to wow you, and we are honored to have her!

About Tiffany:
Hello blogosphere!!! My name is Tiffany, mother to two toddler boys, wife to an Army soldier, keeper of two dogs and one cat, and lover of all things paper and ink!!! I've been stamping for 3 years and papercrafting since I could use scissors! And, when I'm not stamping, I'm a professional volunteer. I am the historian for two organizations (MOPS and OCSC) and also a Family Readiness Group leader helping other Army families like my own. I love people, food, music, reading and crave any and all new experiences!!! I look forward to this amazing ride as the 7th sixth chick.

Here are a few of Tiffany's creations for you to just DROOL over! :)
Be sure to visit Tiffany's blog and extend a big welcome to her! You just HAVE to check out what is on her blog toda!!! WOWZERS!!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday Fill-in.....on Saturday. ;)

I totally forgot, but last week Jessica had this cool fill-in-the-blank thing on her blog. And I wanted to do it, too!! So here we go.... Let me know if you do this, too. I would LOVE to read your answers!! :)


1. My stomach is in knots thinking about doing an announcement in front of church tomorrow!
2. Dessert ;) is what I ate the most of on Thursday.
3. The yard totally rocks. (Um, yeah. That's all I have to say about the YARD.)
4. My stamp desk is where I'd rather be at any given time.
5. The smell of cinnamon reminds me of Christmas!
6. More hours in the day is what I need right now!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to SLEEP, tomorrow my plans include spending time with my family and Sunday, I want to go to church!


Good message in the midst of holiday shopping, don't you think? PEACE.

Just a quick card to share today...maybe more later! This was a simple card we made for the Christmas Card Making Night at church last week! I just love Cathrine's Berry Wreath from OBP!

We are having a PHENOMENAL Doorbuster Sale Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30. We've worked out some fabulous savings with a few of our wonderful suppliers, and we are thrilled to pass those along to YOU! Don't miss these great deals this are limited to the early birds (but we have plenty to go around)!
*Pebbles, Inc. RIBBON IRON packaged with TWO assorted RIBBON PACKS - $10
*Unity Stamp Company's LUKE 2:14 GLORIOUS ANGEL - $3.50
*Unity Stamp Company's DELECTABLE DELIGHTS stamp set - $4.50
*Odd Bird Planet's Snowman - $10 (This stamp is BIG!)
*Odd Bird Planet's Beau Christmas - $6 (assorted, facing left or right)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Where's Turkey Lurkey?

In true Where's Waldo style, I present to you "Where's Turkey Lurkey"? :) Just a little post-turkey fun.... Enjoy!

Can you find Turkey Lurkey?

*All images by Odd Bird Planet!

Six Chicks Challenge #9

While some of us are busy pouring gravy all over our turkey and mashed potatoes, I know there are an equal number of people out there who are poring over the Black Friday sales ads! I can hear them shouting "Bring on the sales!". They must have been listening over at Limelight, because not only do they have some awesome sales scheduled for Black Friday, they also have a challenge focusing on all things black! How easy is that?! Anything black will do, although, I recommend the Black Magic cardstock, black licorice Pixee Stix glitter, or black fun flock! If you don't have anything from Limelight, PLEASE, go ahead and play along anyways!

Sketch and Product Challenge using black for Black Friday!

  • Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC009
  • Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on THIS blog by Sunday, November 30th, at midnight
  • All entries will be entered into a random drawing for a $10 Limelight Papercrafts Gift Certificate!
My card features Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock in Amulet. What a beautiful blue color that shows through the sanded black coating, huh? ;) I love it! This paper is so much fun to work with! I used the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town clear stamps for the snowflake. :) Oh, and that's a large Ice Blue rhinestone on the knotted tulle! I actually started this card out following the layout orientation of the sketch, but I set it down for a minute after finishing it, and I just LOVED it sideways! But for you purists, here ya go... ;)

Stamps: Pink Paislee Tinsel Town. Cardstock: Core'dinations Black Magic Amulet, GP White. Ink: Bashful Blue, Adirondack Pitch Black. Accessories: Raven Tulle, Ice Blue Rhinestones, Pewter Pearls.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Pink Aluminum Christmas Tree

For some reason, the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town collection reminds me of Lucy from Peanuts saying that she wants a pink aluminum Christmas tree!!! So it should come as no surprise that I stamped this Christmas tree in Pixie Pink ink!!! :) I love the funky combination of colors in this line, and this card just makes me happy!

You know how you often have to sand clear acrylic stamps to get a good impression with dye inks? Well, you do NOT have to do that with the Pink Paislee stamps! YAY! I was so thrilled to get a perfect image the FIRST time! :) We have the Tinsel Town clear stamp set at Limelight, as well as the Sweet Cakes stamp set, which matches those super scrumptious papers!!

We have quite a busy day ahead of us! My parents are coming today to spend the holiday with us (we do Thanksgiving dinner at our doing that!) and we have a community Thanksgiving service at our church tonight! I am making pizza (and the moderately easy tomato sauce..yum!) for dinner, plus a fun new recipe I found in Family Fun magazine for the service tonight. I may share a recipe with you later, depending on how it turns out! I am also planning on making Cranberry Lemon scones for Thanksgiving morning, and I want to make the dough ahead of time and freeze them...hopefully I can get that done today, too! I got the recipe from Smitten Kitchen, of course, and they are SO yummy! Believe it or not, I think they are better as leftovers the NEXT DAY! You can find that scone recipe here. Oh, and if you try this recipe, I DID use fresh cranberries (for the first time) and they were SO perfect.

We are having a PHENOMENAL Doorbuster Sale Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30. We've worked out some fabulous savings with a few of our wonderful suppliers, and we are thrilled to pass those along to YOU! Don't miss these great deals this are limited to the early birds (but we have plenty to go around)!
*Pebbles, Inc. RIBBON IRON packaged with TWO assorted RIBBON PACKS - $10
*Unity Stamp Company's LUKE 2:14 GLORIOUS ANGEL - $3.50
*Unity Stamp Company's DELECTABLE DELIGHTS stamp set - $4.50
*Odd Bird Planet's Snowman - $10 (This stamp is BIG!)
*Odd Bird Planet's Beau Christmas - $6 (assorted, facing left or right)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Bundle Up!

Bundle Up cardmaking kits are in the limeLIGHT! Hooray! Need top quality stamps, papers, and embellishments to create handmade greetings for your loved ones? Short on time? Let us help you take the guesswork out of your holiday cards this year by providing you with perfectly coordinated, classy pieces that will inspire you to create cards that will show your friends and family how much you care!

Twinkle & Dazzle

The Reason

A Paislee Christmas

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Well, we are getting ready to go see Twilight!! :) I won't share right away how it is.....that way everyone has a chance to form their own opinion! I am sure it will be fun regardless to get a visual account of the story...and to go out with Drew! :)

I made this card using Taylor's sketch for this week. I think it turned out pretty well, and it was a fun sketch to work with. I absolutely LOVE this sentiment, "Jesus is the reason for the season." It's totally true, but it sure is easy to lose sight of with all of the fun and sparkle of the holidays! This stamp is only $3, making it even better! I used the super sticky tape for the glittery stripe along the bottom. Hard to tell in the photo, but there is a mint green rhinestone in the center of the snowflake/star.

Stamps: Jesus is the Reason, Snow Burst (SU!). Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi. Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, GP White, Ding-a-Ling Diamonds (TaDa). Accessories: Sticky tape, Strawberry Pixee Stix, Mint Green Rhinestone.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Santa's Buckle

Hello! Hope you are having a fabulous start to your Friday! So...who all is going to see Twilight this weekend???? I'm going TWICE! Once with my husband (GASP! A date!!) on Saturday, and then on Sunday with some girlfriends whose hubbies have NO interest in going with them. My husband is the best!

Tonight I am leading a cardmaking night, primarily for the youth, at my church. We are making Christmas cards to be given with lapghans that one of the ministries in our church made for nursing home residents. We are making 100 cards tonight, but I have everything ready! :) This Santa card, using the Holiday Tag Team set from SU!, is one of the cards we will be making. I think it turned out really sparkly and cute! I accented all of the white on Santa, as well as the border on the black mat, with Dazzling Diamonds glitter. I also pulled out my Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware for the buckle on the black satin ribbon. Looks like Santa's buckle, right? I love that part! I think this will be a good simple card, perfect for quick completion tonight.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

She Lives!!

Yep, I am still alive! Just getting over being sick. ;) I have a fun card to share with you using my Urban Prairie 6x6 Paper Pad. I just LOVE those papers! The colors and patterns are so fun and INSPIRING!! Gotta love that!

I used Paisley Heart, Small Bracket Frame, Merci Birdcoop (masked the Birdcoop), and Noel's Zig Zag Stitch...all from Odd Bird Planet. Do you see the Zig Zag Stitch? I used it for faux stitching on my strips of patterned paper, to "sew" them together! I love the look! How clever is that stamp?? And Paisley Heart is one I use ALL the time. I just love it. You can't see it, but there are Gold Glimmer Blingz Shimmerz on that heart!! :)

I want to tell you that we are going to have one HUGE Black Friday Sale next weekend!! We are going to have some wonderful deals ALL week, plus special deals I was able to work with Pebbles, Inc., Angela from Unity Stamp Company, and Johanna from Odd Bird Planet! More details coming soon!!!!! But you CAN'T miss this sale!! :)