Friday, March 27, 2009

I Scrapbooked!

That's right! I finally got around to Amy's layout! Even I tried it!! :) I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, especially for my *gasp!* first ever layout!! But ignore my handwriting and how uneven it is. Yikes.

Not so great of a picture (it is nighttime), but I wanted to get this up for you! :)

Okay, so now I've shown you my layout... Let's see yours! Don't forget to post it HERE for a chance to win!!!

PS....Guess what is in at Limelight??? NEW PINK CAT STUDIO!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Limelight SCRAPBOOK Sketch #1

That's right! It's the first EVER Limelight Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge! So let's see what all of you talented scrapbookers can DO with this wonderful sketch!!! Even I will be attempting this layout myself... I'm not feeling well but it's on my to-do list ASAP!

You have until Tuesday, March 31st to upload a link to your project to my blog on this post, and a random winner will be chosen to win Piggy Tales Sliding Doors!! These things are so cool!!!

Be sure to check out the layouts created by these lovely ladies as well!
Amy Castellano - our Scrapbook Sketch Queen!
Ryann Salamon
Lisa Henke

And the winner is....

TAMI!! That's right...Tami wins the Purple Pleaser Fun Flock and package of Pineapple Sparkle Fibers! :) I'll get those right out to you, Tami! Here is Tami's GORGEOUS card!

Here is a little more eye candy for your viewing pleasure!





Thursday, March 19, 2009

Six Chicks Sketch #17 - Fuzz and Fluff!

Happy Thursday! What a beautiful day! The weekend is nearly here and it's time for another Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge!! :) This week we are focusing on FUZZ and FLUFF! Anything soft, fluffy, or furry goes! And I tell you, Lee really challenged me this week! I tend to not add lots of layers to my cards, so it was really fun to stretch myself in that way. As you can see, I am still not gifted with layers :) but I had a GREAT time with this!

How about a little close-up of my FUZZY CHICK (and her glittery egg)?

Here are the details:
**Sketch challenge using Fuzz and Fluff!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC017.
**Post a comment with a link to your card here on
this post by Sunday March 22th at midnight (or before winner is drawn Mon a.m.)
**PRIZE ~ One jar of
Purple Pleaser Fun Flock AND one package of Pineapple Sparkle Fibers to one random winner!
**Hope that YOU will play along!! :)

Stamps: Chick Ears (Stampendous). Paper: Cupcake, Buttercream, GP White, Easter Time Sprinkles/Green Dot. Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black. Accessories: Lemonade Yellow Fun Flock, Cotton Ball White Fun Flock, Soft Pink Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles, Koh-i-noor Pencils.


I would like to announce that next Monday, March 23, we will be posting a SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT SKETCH! The wonderfully talented, incredibly sweet AMY CASTELLANO is challenging us in our layout skills (or should that be skillz?? I digress...)! You will have one week to create a layout and link it to the blog! We'll choose ONE random winner to receive a package of Piggy Tales Sliding Doors! up your card for this sketch challenge HERE by Sunday, then check back Monday morning for both the winner of this challenge, PLUS our first-ever scrapbooking sketch challenge!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hi there!

I made a few quick cards this morning before the kids got up. This card features the Marrakech Buttons accented with some Silver Kaisercraft Rhinestones. I first saw Lisa Johnson add rhinestones to buttons, and I think it's so cute and unexpected! Definitely dresses up the buttons!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day, wherever you are! Be sure to check back TOMORROW for the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge... As always, we have a great prize to give away!

Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness (Unity). Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, October Afternoon Picking Pumpkins. Ink: Chocolate Chip. Accessories: BG Marrakech Buttons, Kaisercraft Silver Rhinestones.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Bug Party!

I don't have much time to post because we are leaving for Fuge today! That's right, my husband and I are taking the teens at our church to camp this weekend!! SO excited!! This is the first trip I've gone on with them since before the kids were born!!

Cameron's best buddy, Colton, had a birthday last week! We attended his party, which had a bug theme! I am going to show you the card and wrapping paper I stamped as well as a few pictures! Paper is October Afternoon, and I used a Piggy Tales Pig Tail to pop up the grasshopper! HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!! :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sketch 16 WINNER and Cards!

The lucky winner of the four lengths of HUGE ric rac ribbon is poster number NINE!! That is
TINKER'S MOM!!! Send me your address, and I'll get your ribbon right out to you!! Here is Tinker's cute card:

Here are a few of our favorite cards this week (they are ALL our favorites, of COURSE, but we can only pick a few! *wink*).





Sunday, March 8, 2009

For Sale!

Okay, I have LOTS of my personal stash to clean out!! These poor, poor stamps just are not getting the love they deserve. Most stamps are in EXCELLENT condition, and some have never been used! I'm happy to answer any specific questions about the condition of a stamp. Images of the stamps are available at the appropriate company's website, but if you cannot find the image or just want to SEE the condition, I'll be happy to snap a picture for you. :) I accept Paypal, check, money order, or cashier's check. I will ship priority or first class, but it is often worth it to upgrade to Priority!Buyer pays all shipping costs. Please e-mail me at if interested.

Stampin’ Up!
Itty Bitty Backgrounds - $5
Seeing Spots - $7

Amazing to Zany – $12
A Little Love (staining on the wood blocks) – $7
Little Pieces – $8
Celebrate in Style – $10
Sparkling Summer (some staining on the wood blocks) - $10
Polka Dots and Paisley – $7
Summer by the Sea - $10
Perennial Favorites – $7
Stamped From the Heart – $5
A Light Heart (AHA Benefit Set) – $10
Little Pieces – $8
Perfect Ending – $5
Alphabits – $7
Just Like You – $10
So Very – $5
Dotted Autumn – $7
Word by Word – $8

A Muse
2-2210D Hoppy (wood mounted) - $3
2-3053D Maternity Dress (wood mounted) - $3

Unity Stamp Company

Whimsical Birthday – $5
Forever Friends – $5

Odd Bird Planet (justjohanna)
Candy Cane Tree - $4
Stage – $4
Spring Tree - $5
Bubble Topiary – $4
Priscilla (cat) with Net - $3
Kelly’s Pram Right – $4
Al With Stars (special edition) – $2
Al on a Swing - $4
Al on the Moon (special edition) - $2
Christophe Right - $1
Fifi le Chien - $2
Snowflake Trio – $1
Dots Small - $1
Pumpkin Cap Hat - $1
Halo - $1
Tiny Present - $1

Welcome Baby - $1
Jingle Bell Rock (jjmix) - $1
Brody Drummer z - $1
Cathrine’s Pumpkin Large - $2
Gingerbread Boy - $0.75
Gingerbread Girl - $0.75
Button Small - $0.75


Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Clear Stamp Set (some staining on the clear stamps) - $5
Pink Paislee Christmas Magic Clear Stamp Set (some staining on the clear stamps) - $5
TaDa Creative Studio Dangling Dazzlers Unmounted Rubber Stamp - $2

Wishlist – not limited to the following. It doesn’t hurt to ask!

Papertrey Ink White Card Stock
*Any Papertrey Ink stamp sets (I don’t have ANY!!)
SU! Card Stock – I need lots of colors
Kind Thoughts
Tart & Tangy
Starring You
Sweet Serendipity
Crazy for Cupcakes
Party Hearty
Eastern Blooms

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mango Madness :)

Did you read Ryann Salamon's post from yesterday? Did you read ALL of it? Cuz she's givin' somethin' away!!! Be sure to leave her a comment!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Easter Baskets!

Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom for a special fun announcement!

Today is the 6th of the month, and you know what that means! The Limelight Papercrafts Design Team is bringing you a very special project! :) This Month we are bringing you our Easter basket creations, and we are certain you will find each project beautiful and inspirational! Believe it or not, Easter is only one month away, so it is time to start planning and creating your projects!

I had my Easter basket idea in my head for quite a while! I feel like it was simple to create and it turned out how I envisioned it! Love when that happens! All I did was take a 6 1/2" x 12" piece of patterned paper (double-sided makes it more fun!) and make 3" long cuts at every inch along the 12" side. I attached the two end pieces together with Sticky Strip tape to form the round basket. It'll look like a paper lantern. To make the base (bottom) of the basket, trace the circle on the bottom of the basket on a piece of the same patterned paper, then cut out that circle a little larger around the edges. You'll fold along the extra (up to your actual circle size) to have something to glue into the basket to hold the base on. I use Tombow Mono Adhesive, and it's sturdy enough for a basket base!! I glued a 1" x 12" strip of patterned paper to the inside of the basket to serve as the handle, then I curled out the cut strips at the top of the basket. Then, I decorated with stickers, tulle, and rhinestones! Cute, huh? ;)

Paper: Easter Time Flowers/Pink Dot. Accessories: Easter Time Words Stickers, Deep Yellow Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Splash Tulle, Sticky Strip Tape, Tombow Mono/Multi, Easter Grass/Crinkle Paper.

I made a second basket using some old Stampin' Up! designer paper for a friend, so I thought I'd share that one with you as well:

Now some of you MAY be saying to yourself, "Hey! What's in those eggs? I want to see what's in those eggs!!" Well, I don't blame you, my friends. Because what is in these eggs is for YOU! Take a peek:

All sorts of stamping and scrapping goodies in plastic Easter eggs just for YOU! There could be Cat's Eye inkpads, buttons, Prima flowers, a yard or two of ribbon, Dew Drops (coming VERY soon to the store!), stamps (yes, STAMPS!), stickers, and more in your egg! There are even some eggs with slips of paper inside that will have a bigger prize inside! Prizes like full lines (usually six sheets) of patterned paper, your choice of a few embellishments like pearls or Fun Flocks, and more! All you have to do is place any size order with Limelight Papercrafts! Your egg will come with your order! :) Here are the official details:

With each and every order (regardless of amount) through Easter Sunday, Limelight will be sending out a plastic Easter egg filled with goodies! They could be filled with ribbon, stickers, Cat’s Eye ink pads, small stamps, buttons, Dew Drops, Shimmerz, and more! A few will have some “big prizes” written on slips of paper! There will be no rhyme or reason to which egg goes in an order. We’ll keep it as random as humanly possible!

Now GO. Be sure to check out EACH of the lovely ladies' blogs on our design team! They have some AMAZING Easter baskets to share with you! Look to the right in my sidebar for the links!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Six Chicks Sketch Challenge #16


As a trim or to complete a scene,
Ric rac can be used on anything!
Used on a card or used on a layout,
Ric rac will make your creation stand out!

It's that time again, everyone! Time for our sixteenth installment of the Limelight Papercrafts Sketch and Product Challenge! Our theme for this challenge is RIC RAC ROCKS! Your challenge is to use ric rac on your card or layout! We have the COOLEST 1.5" ric rac from May Arts here at Limelight Papercrafts...Boy is that ric rac HUGE!! It is so fun to work with, so be sure to pick some up if you don't already have some! If you do not have the large ric rac, incorporate some of the skinny ric rac into your design. Don't have ANY ric rac? SHAME SHAME!! Just kidding. ;) Just create the ric rac pattern with a wavy-cut paper!

  • Key word for SCS upload is LLPC016.
  • Post a comment with a link to their card to this post on my blog by Sunday night (March 8) at midnight. I'll choose a winner sometime Monday morning (so you really just have to post it before I choose the winner!!).

  • Prize is one yard of EACH of the four new 1.5" Ric Rac ribbons from May Arts!

Stamps: Ellie Right, Happy Birthday Whimsy (OBP). Paper: Really Rust, Basic Black, Basic Grey Marrakech Paper Pad, GP White. Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black. Accessories: 1.5" Parrot Green Ric Rac (May Arts), BG Marrakech Buttons, Copic Markers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

St. Baldrick's Foundation

My friend Wendi informed me about St. Baldrick's Foundation. Wendi's nephew Ryan will be SHAVING HIS HEAD on March 17 this year in order to raise money for this foundation, which helps support cancer research and fellowships. I want to help get the word out because Ryan is working toward an EXCELLENT cause!!

Wendi has decided to help out Ryan by offering up some fantastic blog candy to people who donate any amount of money! She has collected goodies from Whiff of Joy, Scor-Pal, Hambo Stamps, Stamping Bella, and even LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!! ;)

More details about donating and her nephew's commitment can be found HERE ON WENDI'S BLOG! You can also CLICK HERE to support Ryan's cause by donating any amount! Be sure to leave a comment on Wendi's blog after you donate so that you can be in the drawing for all of the wonderful blog candy packages!!

New Schtuff!!

We love new stuff here at Limelight Papercrafts! We get all giddy and excited about it just like any other serious papercrafter!! :) So I just have to *SCREAM* it from the rooftops! Look what we got in!!! Seriously, there is something for everyone!! Click on the photos to be taken to that product in the store. :)





(scroll down a few after clicking on Easter Time)


And there is more!! Be sure to look both in the Prima Flowers category (under embellishments) and click on "Newest Products" on the main page! Remember that all cardstock and patterned paper (individual sheets of 8.5x11 and 12x12) are still Buy-3-Get-1 Free! And be SURE to check in Thursday and Friday for more fun and excitement!!
  • Thursday, March 5 - Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge - The focus will be on RIC RAC!! And you could be our lucky winner of the week! :) We're giving away one yard of EACH of our four wide Ric Rac ribbons from May Arts!
  • Friday, March 6 - Each of our DT members and myself will be showcasing Easter Basket creations!! And you will NOT want to miss a special month-long promotion beginning on that day!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Droplets Keep Fallin' On My Head...

I needed a quick birthday card recently, and I pulled out my Kaisercraft Droplets! If you aren't familiar with these, they are little clear soft plastic circles that you stick onto your creations! They come in several different colors and they are SO easy to use. And the best part? The price! Droplets will only set you back $1.45 for a package of 54!

I arranged these Droplets in a wiggly row, and I stamped two hearts from the SU! hostess set Goody-Goody Gumdrops underneath two of the Droplets. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set, and VOILA! All done! I've been needing LOTS of birthday cards here lately, so this is a wonderful quick option!

Hope you have a very happy day! Be sure to check in this Thursday, March 5, for our Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! Also tune in Friday here and on ALL of the DT members' blogs for our product parade. This month, we are bringing you EASTER BASKETS! And I just *LOVE* Easter. ;)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mousekadoer!

My wonderful friend Lorie has two beautiful, sweet daughters. Her younger daughter Bethany turned two last week, and we attended the party over the weekend! HOW MUCH FUN! The theme was Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so my kids were on Cloud Nine! Especially Katy! (Even though we don't have cable, the kids LOVE Mickey things and Mickey songs!) I made this card for Bethany to fit the theme. I cut the circles using my Coluzzle, and I studded the edges with silver rhinestones to really make it POP!! I put a little yellow textured ribbon behind it to keep with the color scheme, and I stamped a MOUSEY sentiment at the bottom. :) I used three black rhinestones to make a Mickey Mouse "brad" because.... well, the sentiment was not centered! ACK! Quick fix.

I wish the picture was better but it was SUCH a cloudy, rainy day, and I could not get a good picture using my camera (and my lack of photo skills were NOT helping!). But I love the way the card came out, and when Bethany opened the card, she said, "Oh, Toodles!!" Mission: accomplished. ;)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Guest Designers Announced!

So sorry I am posting a little late this evening! We've had a LONG day of church and now some SNOW!!

We have two wonderful (celebrity) ladies joining us this month as our 7th and 8th Six Chicks!! Limelight chicks, meet Holly McMillen (SCS Dirty Dozen Alumnus!!) and Amy Castellano (If you've heard of Unity, you've heard of Amy. ;) )!!! Be sure to click on their names to visit their blogs!! :) We are privileged to have both of these ladies!

Holly McMillen

i! My name is Holly McMillen. I am first and foremost mom of four sons and wife to my hubby of 27 years. We live in Colorado. I have enjoyed papercrafts/cardmaking for about 6 years now. I am currently a member of the My Favorite Things Design Team, Artful Inkables Ink Girls , There She Goes Design Team, and Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen Design Team/Alumni.

Amy Castellano

Mom to two crazy boys Britain 13 and Landon 10, USAF Wife to my Hubby of 14 years, USAF Veteran, and Nurse (currently unemployed..LOL) who just got done moving my family halfway across the country from St Louis to DC...who loves to play with stamps and paper!