Wow, there's a lot going on here on the Limelight blog! First, today is the last day to send in your design team applications! Second, I have Limelight Loot posted! I'll be drawing a winner at random tomorrow. Third, I have a sneak peek and justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet giveaway being offered! I'll choose that winner (again, at random) on July 30. Now I'm going to add some more information! Something else to build the excitement... Hey, that's how we like it around here! Lots of fun and excitement! ;)
I would like to share with you what you can expect in the store in coming months. As you know, I had the privilege of attending CHA in Chicago last weekend. I had the best time meeting new and old friends, making great products, sneaking peeks at the newest products, and even ordering those products to share with YOU! Think of me as your personal shopper. ;) Yeah...I like the sound of that. But I digress... I want to lay out a little of what you can expect to be in the store soon! Some of the products are shipping this week, and some will not be released until September or even October! (Oh, the horror! Having to wait until OCTOBER!!) There is so much info to be shared that I'll only tell you about a few of the items to look for at Limelight. Over the next few days, I'll cover it all!
Ranger - I ordered ALL of the new Stickles colors! There are 12 new colors in the Distress Stickles line and 6 new colors in the Glitz Stickles line! I was a little skeptical at first, but these babies deliver! The Distress Stickles have a more subdued hue to them, but they have a sandy-beach type sparkle and amazing texture. The Glitz Stickles are just fun and super-sparkly! It'll be September when these babies hit the proverbial store shelves. ;)
Glitz - What I fell in love with from Glitz was their Digital Create A Card CD and their Digital Collection for scrappers. In a world where digital scrapping is becoming more and more popular, it is very cool that you can have the ENTIRE line of Glitz's scrapbook papers (not to mention embellishments, templates, etc.) on the CD! And you can change the colors to meet your needs, too! I thought the card making CD would be great, too, for similar reasons. What a great way to have SUPER-FAST custom cards that you can still embellish with rhinestones, glitter, pearls, etc.! I also love the Roller Doodles! Very adorable stamp patterns to use on backgrounds, scrapbook pages, creating custom DP, etc. I also ordered their Glitzers Bling stickers... Pink alphabet stickers with little rhinestones already in them. Need I say more? These products should be here soon.
Core'dinations - This was one of our show favorites! This card stock company has two lines of coated card stock! Black Magic has a colored core coated in black. You can tear or sand this paper to reveal the color underneath. It gives the COOLEST effect! I posted a candy bar wrapper that I made at the Core'dinations booth at CHA showing the sanding technique, which is my favorite way to manipulate this awesome paper. Click here to see the twenty colors of Black Magic 12x12 paper I ordered. Just try and tell me that the orange, yellow, and purple are not PERFECT for Halloween layouts and treats and cards!! As awesome as the Black Magic is, I think my personal favorite was their Chocolate Box collection. Same basic idea... colored core, but with CHOCOLATE BROWN coating! Wowzers! They had me at "chocolate". Again, the twenty colors shown if you click the link are the twenty colors we'll be carrying in the store. :) The hard thing is that you will have to wait a little bit for these papers. Black Magic will ship out to me in September, but it'll be October before they send out Chocolate Box.
Ta-Da Creative Studios - Yep. This is the one I talked about a bazillion times. We just fell in love with them! Everything about this company... their trendy and cool papers...the names of the lines...their awesome little stamps... and especially the two ladies who own the company all just ROCK. This is something that you'll just want to be a part of! Click on the link to their website. You'll see what I mean. :) We ordered the Twinkly Tidings collection in Chilly Willy and Razzle Dazzle as well as the matching Dangling Dazzlers and Snazzy Spruce stamps. We also ordered the Tea Hee Hee collection in Sprinkles and Sprinkles & Crinkles and the matching stamps in Tea Hee Scream, Tea Hee Cup, and Tea Hee Cupcake. We third collection we ordered is Curly Q. I think I ordered Twirls & Dots and Curls & Swirls. I'm not sure! Possibly most awesome from this company (POSSIBLY...) are the Fiddle Dee Frames. These are alterable cards (see outlines below) that you can turn into an elaborate card or even a mini scrapbook! They come eight to a package for $8.00! Not so bad, right? These should be arriving soon at Limelight.
There are so many more companies I haven't talked about... Stampendous, Unity Stamps (that's right... THE Unity Stamps!!), Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee, Piggy Tales.... Do you see why I am "limiting myself" to only these companies tonight? Yikes! If you are still reading this, as a matter of fact, you deserve an award. Or a medal of some sort. Have a good night dreaming of all the wonderful paper crafting items coming soon to Limelight!