Monday, August 31, 2009

Farewell to Tiffany Johnson!

We want to thank Tiffany Johnson for ROCKIN' out August as our 7th Six Chick, our guest designer! She is an amazingly talented and sweet lady, and we loved having her here! To thank her and celebrate her term, I've created a card based on one of hers! You can find Tiffany's original card HERE!

Paper: Jillibean Soup Black Bean Collection (Kraft) - Pinch Garlic Salt. Accessories: Fuchsia Wide Ric Rac Ribbon, Pink Paislee Expressions Glitter Alphabet - Licorice, Prima Pebbles - Orbs, Silver Cord.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cool Beans! A Giveaway! :)

Who wants a package of the new Jillibean Soup Brown Cool Beans (buttons)?? What's that? I cannot hear you... A little louder, please!

Aren't these buttons the GREATEST?!? They are large and in charge!! :) Leave me a comment with a non-crafty use for these buttons. The most creative, most hilarious answer will win a package of brown Cool Beans! You have until Monday night...I'll announce a winner sometime on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Torendi... How trendy!

Check this out... Tiffany's up to something BIG! :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sketch 28 WINNER!!

We had some fabulous cards shared with our Sketch and Product Challenge this weekend!! Check these out...




And the lucky winner of the Earth Love Icon Rub-ons is TONI!!! Toni, I'll get 'em out to you!!

Everyone is a winner in another way this week!! It's Back-to-School time, so enter the discount code APPLE at checkout to receive 15% off of your entire order at Limelight Papercrafts! What a great way to save on all of the new goodies we have in stock! Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup, May Arts, and MORE on the way soon! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cosmo Cricket WINNER!!!

Without further ado, I'm excited to tell you that the winner of the Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Deck paper pad is Kelly!
Kelly said...

they are all so great and I must have them all! if i had to pick one..... Earth Love would be my #1 fav. Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

Kelly, you will be receiving an Earth Love paper pad! Congratulations! Please e-mail me at with your address so I can get this out in the mail for you!!

Thanks to everyone who entered... You all LOVE your Cosmo! Don't forget, Cosmo Cricket can now be found at Limelight Papercrafts, and I hope you'll choose us for your crafting needs! :) Now is a great time to pick up the Cosmo Cricket Ready-Set-Chipboard sets... Since they are stickers, they are on sale for only $4 per set!! And guess what arrived today??

JILLIBEAN SOUP!!! See you at Limelight... ;)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sketch Challenge 28: Stickers!!

*Don't forget to leave a comment on THIS POST by Friday night at midnight for a chance to win one of our new Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Deck Paper Pads!! :)

Here we are at another Limelight Sketch and Product challenge!! We are celebrating at Limelight with the arrival of our Cosmo Cricket products, so I thought it would be fitting to use Cosmo Cricket products for today's sketch! Well, that and the fact that I couldn't WAIT to break into these bad boys... ;)

I went simple with the sketch, because the sketch is, well, simple! I saw snowflakes when I saw the three circles, so I layered three of the Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly chipboard snowflakes. I used the JBG Mini Deck patterned paper for the base, and I layered on some SU Kraft to maintain a soft look. I sponged white craft ink around the edges and I stamped "cool" from Mix Up of Cuteness (Unity) in Colorbox Aqua! I moved the location of the two small circles by adding Soft Pink Rhinestones to the bottom of the kraft layer, and I added a few more Island Lagoon Rhinestones to the centers of the snowflakes. Love how this turned out! So soft and pretty!

The Details:
**Use the sketch above and dress it up with STICKERS!! Flat or chipboard, all are game!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC028
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on this post by Sunday, August 23, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
One lucky winner will receive a package of Cosmo Cricket Earth Love Icon Rub-ons (pictured above)! (Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who Wants Cosmo Cricket?!?

*This giveaway is closed. Congrats to Kelly!*

It's here! We have Cosmo Cricket in the LIMELIGHT!! Stop by to stock up on paper pads and embellishments! And to celebrate (you know we love to celebrate around here!), how about a giveaway??

Leave a comment telling us which of the Mini Deck paper pads is your favorite, and we'll pick one lucky winner to receive their favorite pad for FREE! :) Leave your comment by Friday night at midnight to be eligible! I will choose a winner (at random) on Saturday morning.

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's All About JESUS!

Drew asked me to make a card for a teenage boy who accepted Christ during our church service yesterday, and I remembered the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge that our wonderful DT member Lorie is involved with! This is a brand new card challenge blog in which a Bible verse is posted, and you create a card inspired by that verse. Clever, right? :) I LOVE the idea, and I was totally inspired in SO many ways by this week's verse... But I had to choose one... For now at least! :) I do hope that you will check this challenge out and post a card for it! They are offering up a Happy Birthday stamp set from Our Daily Bread Designs (how generous!) to one lucky winner! All you have to do is link up a card or project by Saturday, August 29.

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty." John 6:35 (NIV)

I thought of so many things that could be inspired by this verse, but what really jumps out is the sentiment I created on my card.... It's all about JESUS! He is the Source and the Life! I inked only part of the "It's all about you" sentiment to read "It's all about", and then I attached the Basic Grey Chip Alpha stickers to spell "JESUS"! Obviously, these are inked on the top only with Adirondack Pitch Black ink.

Have a wonderful day! And be sure to think about this truth!

Stamps: Doo Dads, A Dad of All Kinds (Unity). Paper: GP White, OA Night Light - Jack. Ink: SU White Craft, Riding Hood Red, Adirondack Pitch Black. Accessories: White EP, Black Silk Ribbon, Sponge, Basic Grey Piper Micro Chip ABC's - White Chocolate.


The winner of the yard of Ivory Silk Ribbon is lucky number 22! That's you, Michelle! (Michelle (mla1111))

Michelle, e-mail me at with your address, and I'll send this gorgeous ribbon out your way! :)

20% Off Sale!

Now is the time to stock up on stickers for this week's Sketch and Product Challenge AND to try out those NEW embellishments, like Pops or Woolies, from Basic Grey!

Now through Sunday, August 23, receive 20% off:
  • All Stickers! (Including Chip Stickers)
  • The Entire BG June Bug Line!
  • All Basic Grey and October Afternoon Clear Stamp Sets!

Happy Shopping! :) We look forward to serving you!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Silk Ribbon Cards...and RIBBON GIVEAWAY! :)


I couldn't WAIT to play with this new silk ribbon we got in from May Arts! It's so soft and luxurious! The great thing about it is that it looks GORGEOUS on cards. The bad thing is that I want to HOARD it and save it all for myself! You know, to look at and pet and stroke and... You know how it goes. ;)

I used the Lemonade papers from Basic Grey on a Mud Pie base (on clearance!) to create these almost identical cards. The glittery flower cardstock elements are actually from the Lemonade Do Me a Favor Kits! Yep! Isn't that cool? In addition to the fabulous treat containers you get in the kit (see HERE for favor sample!), you get tons of extra glittery tags and elements, all in coordinating colors from the Lemonade Line. I have loved my kit; it's a great deal! I tied my Ivory Silk Ribbon around the card and tied a pretty bow, then adhered the final cardstock flower onto the center of the bow. Cute, right? :)

So... You want a yard of this same fabulous Ivory Silk Ribbon that I used on my above cards? Leave a comment on this post, and I'll choose a winner Monday night after 8:00! Good luck, and have a blessed Sunday! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Etsy Inspired Challenge #49

I decided to play along with the Etsy Inspired challenge this week. I LOVE doing challenges/ following sketches because they can really be a great way to get the creative juices flowing! This week, MelissaKate is the featured store. WOW, what gorgeous stuff the girl's got in her store!

I created a card based on this inspiration from MelissaKate's shop:

I really loved the simplicity of the design and the sentiment split by the focal image! Isn't that clever? ;) I did a little something extra on my card, however. I FINALLY succeeded at sewing on a card! Woot woot! I am SO excited about this, as I have been trying to sew for...ahem....years. That's right. A long time! But I am pretty happy with how it turned out, and my sweet husband even was genuinely wowed by the look of the sewing. Love that!

Anyway, hope you like my card! Be sure to come back tomorrow for more cards and a GIVEAWAY! :)

Stamps: Mix Up of Cuteness (Unity). Paper: SU Kraft, Riding Hood Red. Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black. Accessories: Koh-i-noor Pencils, Glossy Accents, Coconut Pixee Stix Glitter, Pop It! Dots, Sewing Machine!! ;)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Personal Stamps FOR SALE!

**E-mail to order stamps.**

All of the following stamp sets are for SALE! Most are in excellent condition, some barely used. Some, of course, HAVE been very well loved and have inky wood. Please feel free to ask if you'd like to know about the condition. I will ship the sets Priority, please. One set will likely fit in a flat-rate envelope for $4.80 (in addition to the cost of the stamps). If you purchase more than one, contact me for shipping prices! I will take Paypal (preferred), personal check, or cashier's check. Hopefully these wonderful stamps will go to a new home where they are loved and used. Hee hee. ;)

*I have a Canadian Maple stamp (perhaps a $1 stamp?) that just says "Hippity Hop". It's free if you order other stamps! Just let me know you'd like it!*

$1 Stamps:
AMuse Hoppy
Inkadinkado Howzat
Odd Bird Planet Fifi le Chien - pending
Odd Bird Planet Stage
Odd Bird Planet Bubble Topiary (no longer available?)
Odd Bird Planet Pumpkin Cap Hat (fun to put on critters! See THIS POST for image!)
Odd Bird Planet Kelly's Pram Right
Odd Bird Planet Christophe Right (no longer available?).... It's a bird stamp!
Odd Bird Planet Dots Small (like THIS, only about 2" long)
Odd Bird Planet Snowflake Trio - pending
Odd Bird Planet Halo
Odd Bird Planet Priscilla with Net Cat
Odd Bird Planet Simple Gift (no longer available...super-small)
Odd Bird Planet Unmounted Jingle Bell Rock
Odd Bird Planet Unmmounted Cathrine's Pumpkin Large - pending
Odd Bird Planet Unmmounted Gingerbread Boy - pending
Odd Bird Planet Unmmounted Gingerbread Girl - pending
Odd Bird Planet Unmmounted Button Small

$3 Stamp Sets:
Stampendous Chick Ears Clear Stamp Set (a little stained but stamps like new!)
SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds
SU Perfect Ending (mounted, but I don't think I ever used it!)

$5 Stamp Sets:
SU Seeing Spots
SU A Light Heart
SU A Little Love
SU Word by Word
SU Congrats (unmounted)
SU So Very
SU Event Full (unmounted)
SU Perennial Favorites
SU Polka Dots & Paisley
SU Little Pieces
SU Alphabits

$10 Stamp Sets:
SU Sparkling Summer
SU Short Order Alphabet (unmounted)
SU Island Blossoms
SU Just Like You
SU Classic Alphabet (upper/lower)
SU Amazing to Zany
SU Fabulous Flowers

Doesn't Get Any Better!

This is one of the simple, cute cards we made with the youth at our church on Monday morning! I picked up this (K and Company, I think) line from Michael's and was surprised to find it was on CLEARANCE! Like most things were 75% off! WOW, huh? ;) Love cute stuff on sale. I though the sentiments and bright colors and patterns would be perfect for the teens...and I was right; they loved it! :) The sentiment is a rub-on, and the three strips of paper along the bottom are from the paper pack. I used the retired SU Apple Green grosgrain ribbon for a simple accent, and DONE!

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cosmo Cricket

Guess what's coming to the store on Tuesday???

And guess what's there TODAY? May Arts silk ribbon and silver chain cord!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Many S'mores!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DREW!!!! Drew is my husband and the co-owner of Limelight Papercrafts, and today is his 32nd birthday! How blessed I am to have a wonderful, godly husband!

Yesterday, my friend Jenn said on her Facebook page that yesterday was National S'mores Day! REALLY?!?! Isn't that awesome! I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love ooey gooey, chocolaty s'mores! Well, I thought about s'mores from that point on, and this idea popped into my head! A s'mores birthday card for Drew! I basically just used GP White, Creamy Caramel, and Chocolate Chip (oh, how appropriate!) cardstocks, rounded a few edges, pierced a few holes, and sponged a few edges! And done! I used the SU Rough Edges Alpha stamp set for the sentiment. What do you think?

How about a "birthday gift" for YOU?? In addition to the great sales going on this week, all orders placed TODAY ONLY will automatically receive a FREE package of Kaisercraft Pearls or Rhinestones!!

As a bonus, here is Katy's card for Daddy...she picked the papers and stickers! All from the June Bug collection from Basic Grey...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Limelight Sales! Lots of Freebies!

8/10/09 - 8/16/09
Help us make room for NEW paper lines!

*ALL cardstock and patterned paper BUY 3, GET 1 FREE! (Please enter your choice of free product in the Comments section of your order!)

*ALL Stickles glitter glue BUY 2, GET 1 FREE!(Please enter your choice of free product in the Comments section of your order!)

*Cupcake Numbers, Jumbo Snowman, and Funny Bunny Stampendous Clear Stamp Sets only $10!

WINNER of Sketch Challenge 27!

Congrats to the lovely Ann, who wins one jar of Shimmerz and one Shimmerz Spritz of her choice! Ann, you know the drill (she's a lucky lady who's won before!)...send me your choices and I'll get them out to you! Here's Ann's fabulous card:

Here are a few more of the GORGEOUS cards submitted this week! We ALWAYS love to see what you come up with!





I'm leading a card ministry portion of our MissionQuest youth camp at our church this morning, so I'll be back later to share a card! Woohoo! Call me buttah cuz I'm on a roll here lately... ;) As a matter of fact, we'll be making seven different cards today with the youth, so I have a week's worth of sharing for you!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Be Glad of Life

Here's another (bright!!) card that uses this week's Sketch and Product Challenge! (Hope you will play along!) I used the new June Bug paper pad from Basic those bold patterns and colors. The spotlight of this card is this sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Company's Birdie Inspiration. This wonderful stamp set is on sale this week for only $19...that is five dollars off! If you've been thinking about adding it to your repertoire, now is the time! Orange textured ribbon is wrapped around the card, and Pixie Dust Shimmerz is painted all over the floral paper and certain letters in the sentiment. An Orb Prima Pebble finishes off the sketch.

Have a FANTASTIC day! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sketch Challenge 27: Paint!

**Post 3 of 3 for today!**
Here we are at another Limelight Sketch and Product challenge!! Can you believe how much is going on today? We have a brand new product release (Pink Cat Studio's Fairy Friends stamp set!), the back to school projects, AND a sketch challenge! What a FUN day!!! I created my card for one of the boys in our youth group. Teenage boys love glitter and rhinestones, right? And cupcakes? Well, YES. They DO love cupcakes. Ha. ;)

Do you see that PRETTY shimmer on my cupcake?? It's the NEW Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz! I didn't even have to color my image. The paint took care of color AND sparkle in one easy step. Love that! :)

Stamps: Cupcake Numbers Perfectly Clear Set (Stampendous). Paper: Awesome Aqua (WorldWin double-sided), Cupcake Invitation, Basic Black, Old Olive, GP White. Ink: Adirondack Pitch Black, Taken With Teal. Accessories: Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz, Pixie Dust Shimmerz (on the candle flames), Island Lagoon Rhinestones, Circle Punches.

The Details:
**Use the sketch above and dress it up with PAINT!! Shimmerz, watercolors, craft paint...whatever ya got!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC027
**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on this post by Sunday, August 9, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
One jar of Shimmerz paint AND one bottle of Shimmerz Spritz of the winner's choice! (Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.)

Pink Cat Fairy Friends is IN THE LIMELIGHT!!

**Post 2 of 3 for today!**
That's right! We've got Pink Cat Studio's newest release, Fairy Friends! How ADORABLE are these stamps?!? Must-haves, for sure! I can see these being so versatile. :)

This set is only $14 for all of these cute stamps... Don't forget that orders over $25 this week will receive one free jar of Shimmerz paint of their choice. So pick up this stamp set and a few other goodies and choose some Shimmerz to sparkle up those fairy wings!!

Here are a few cards and projects created by the Pink Cat Design Team! Enjoy!

Created by Lauren Meader

Created by Kim Rhead

Created by Lauren Meader

Created by Becky Carafa

Back to School - Limelight Style!

**Post 1 of 3 Today!!**
It is the sixth of the month, so our fabulous design team has a special challenge to present for you! This month, we created projects with a back-to-school theme. Our team has created gifts for either a student OR a teacher heading back!

My project is a gift set I made for ME! That's right, I'll be heading back to teaching in a couple of weeks here, and I needed a few things for my classroom. I made a candy jar and a pencil holder for my desk! As you can see, the pair features the Cherry Hill paper collection from October Afternoon! Who knew that these would be PERFECT for back to school projects?!? The apples and the dictionary pages are too cool for teachers!

I really enjoyed the ease and coordination of the Cherry Hill Die Cut Shapes. Add a little Diamond Stickles and pop up on dimensionals, and you've got a cute jar! The jar is a used jar of snacks from Target (Archer Farms brand).

Of course no stamper could leave that lid completely plain... I used Riding Hood Red Ink around the edges, bronze rhinestones for accent, and a Cherry Hill Hens in the Cupboard rub-on for the center!

Wanna see what's inside the treat jar?


For my pencil holder, I used the new Kaisercraft Table Tidy. Isn't it the perfect desktop solution?? A price tag of $4.89 makes them a great choice for gifts and personal penholders. Or craft supply holders...heehee! I covered mine with Cherry Hill patterned paper (Mono Liquid Aqua Glue works well for adhering the paper to the Tidy), inked the edges with an Orchid ColorBox Cat's Eye (only $1 right now at Limelight!!), and tied Black Satin Ribbon around the box. Of course, this gorgeous butterfly makes the project here. I did also ink the letters for my name in the same Orchid ink. The letters are the White Chocolate Piper Chip Alpha letters from Basic Grey!

Be sure to check out ALL of the projects created by our lovely design team! Click the links to their blogs along my right sidebar!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Awesome Limelight Specials!!

WEEKLY SPECIALS 8/3/09 - 8/9/09

With every order of $25 or more, choose one free jar of Shimmerz Paint! Simply enter your choice in the Comments line of your order. If no choice is made, we will include our choice of Shimmerz Paint.

*June Bug and Lemonade Do Me a Favor Kits $5

*All ColorBox Cat's Eye Ink Pads $1

*Unity Stamp Co. Birdie Inspiration stamp set $19

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Design Team Member for August

Jennifer Taylor (JenMarie) is taking off the month of August as she moves to another apartment. Don't worry - she'll be back! :)

In the meantime, the fabulous Tiffany Johnson will be filling in! We are so excited to welcome her back for the month of August! :) I know you'll love seeing what she has up her sleeve this month!

Here are a few of her recent creations to drool over!