Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sketch 39 WINNER!

Sorry I am a day late in announcing that Sherry is our lucky winner! Sherry....you must be on a winning streak! Here is Sherry's FUN card:

Here are a few of the other lovely cards created this week!




Publish Post

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Won't You Be My Valentine?

Just a quick, fun V-Day card for today. :) I made this using those cool Heart Treat Cups from SU. I used my Full Heart Punch to make a place for the treat cup in this heart doily. I filled the cup with V-Day m&m's, and I embellished with a few rhinestones and pearls. The "won't you be my Valentine" sentiment is from the January Unity store kit, and this paper is from the Sugar Rush pad. :)

I just love making valentines, and I've been in the mood for that lately. :) Here are a few (new and "old") Valentine's Day stamps and accessories to inspire you... All of them can be picked up at Limelight, of course! Click on the pictures to view items in the store!! :)

Oh, and who doesn't need a little PINK SPARKLE for V-Day?? ;)

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Yep, that's right... We're using CANVAS for this week's Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge. :) Cuz we are daring and fearless like that.

For my card, I chose a base of SU Almost Amethyst. Most people say they don't like this color, but it really makes me happy! And it works beautifully with BG Sugar Rush! I layered 1.25" squares from the Sugar Rush paper pad onto the standard-sized card base, then placed a strip of Sticky Strip across the middle. I pressed on some pretty Pink Frost Sparkle Fibers....these are so much fun! I made a lollipop-style flower using the same patterned papers, and I embellished the center with a PTI button and twine. I incorporated the canvas with the sentiment, using a NEW Basic Grey Sugar Rush Canvas Tag. These are self-stick. (And they REALLY stick!) So simple!

I sometimes like to make very similar cards, using the same materials, but change things up a bit. I just got some SU Heart Treat Cups, so I really was itching to use one here... ;)

Be sure to check out each of the creations made by our talented Limelight design team!

The Deets:
**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite CANVAS!! You can use one of these tags, some actual canvas, a canvas-print stamp...whatever goes! (If you don't have any canvas, we hope you'll play along anyway!)
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC039.

**Post a comment with a l
ink to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, January 24, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive one package of Basic Grey Origins Canvas Tags!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hi, everyone! I'm finally getting around to sharing a few cards I've made. Honestly, it has been a crazy time around here, and I just haven't made many! But here's the anniversary card I made for my husband... I love this image...and the PAPER!! I'm just loving my Sugar Rush paper pad. The image comes from the December Unity Store Kit of the Month! We only have ONE of these sets left, so hurry to get yours! We do, of course, have the January Store Kit...and there are plenty of those beauties to go around! *wink*

Be sure to check back in tomorrow for the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge... You will LOVE how we used these babies...

And you can even get the chance to win one for yourself (Origins Canvas Tags!! ;)

Monday, January 18, 2010


*Updated 1/23 at 8:07 am...Still TONS of sets left!

All right guys, here's a HUGE For Sale List! Gotta clear out!

All of the following stamp sets and accessories are for sale! Most stamp sets 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. A few of the accessories are listed as missing pieces (brads, for example). I am listing them in case anyone is interested in receiving the remainder at a HUGE discount. J I just hate to throw away supplies that someone might like to have!!

I would prefer to ship the sets Priority, please. One stamp 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 ship first class (if available…over 13 ounces MUST go Priority), but please add 80 cents for shipping materials, in addition to the first class prices, as I’ll need to go purchase some! 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. ;)

$1 Stamps:
AMuse Hoppy
Inkadinkado “Howzat!” sentiment stamp

Canadian Maple “Hippity Hop” sentiment stamp **This one I’ll throw in for free if you order something else! Let me know if you’d like it!!
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 Bernard Right (no longer available…can be seen on p.7 HERE)PENDING
Odd Bird Planet Dots Small (like THIS, only about 2" long)PENDING
Odd Bird Planet Halo
Odd Bird Planet Simple Gift (no longer available...super-small and cute!)
Odd Bird Planet Unmounted Jingle Bell Rock
Odd Bird Planet Unmmounted Button SmallPENDING
Odd Bird Planet Unmounted RainbowPENDING
Odd Bird Planet Swans a Swimming (woodmounted)PENDING
Odd Bird Planet Geese a Laying (Woodmounted)PENDING
Odd Bird Planet Pipers Piping Under a Sink (unmounted)PENDING
Odd Bird Planet Emily’s Rooster Left (woodmounted)
Odd Bird Planet Grass (woodmounted)PENDING

$2 Stamps:
Stampendous Cling Mask Feelings sentiment stamp (unmounted), used once
Odd Bird Planet Priscilla with Net Cat
TaDa Creative Studios Tea Hee Scream rubber stamp (wood-mounted)
Odd Bird Planet Lacy Circle Large stampPENDING
Odd Bird Planet Kelly’s Squirrel Right, unmountedPENDING

$3 Stamp Sets:
Burst Into Bloom
Rose Rhapsody (missing 1 stamp out of 13)
Friendship Blooms
Polka Dot Punches
Happy Occasions
Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Perfect Ending (mounted,unused)

Stampendous Chick Ears Clear Stamp Set (a little stained but stamps like new!)
Odd Bird Planet Flower Garland, Really Wide stamp

$5 Stamp Sets:
SU Delicate Design Wheel AND HANDLE
SU Fun Filled
SU Furnished With Love
SU Paint Prints
SU Happy Harmony
Your Next Stamp Snowy Log Cabin, unmounted, used only once!!

$7 SU Stamp Sets:
Seeing Spots
A Little Love (some staining on blocks)
Word by Word
Congrats (unmounted)
Event Full, 2009 hostess set (unmounted)
Perennial Favorites
Polka Dots & Paisley
Little Pieces
Eat Cake
A Light Heart, special set whose proceeds benefited the American Heart Association
Amazing to Zany (needs a little glue here and there)
The Snowflake Spot
Simple Sayings II
Sincere Salutations
Simple Sketches

$10 SU Stamp Sets:
Sparkling Summer
Short Order Alphabet (partially mounted, partially used)
Island Blossoms
Just Like You, 2009 Ronald McDonald stamp set
Classic Alphabet, upper/lower
Fabulous Flowers
Headline Alphabet
Merry Minis
Holiday Tag Team
Sketch It

Pebbles, Inc. Lavender Ribbon (card with 5 styles) –BRAND NEW - $2 (I have TWO of these!)

Patterned Paper:
7 12x12 sheets SU Spring Showers 0.50
6 12x12 sheets SU Spring Flowers 0.25
8 12x12 sheets (and a few scraps) SU Sentimental Journey 0.75


SU Buckaroo Blue (retired In Color) Ink Pad $0.75. May need some reinking.
SU True Thyme (retired In Color) Ink Pad $0.75. May need some reinking.
SU Wild Wasabi (retired In Color) Ink Pad $0.75. May need some reinking.
SU Sticky Cuts Sweet, only 3 images used $2
Stampin’ Pastels, in very good condition. Chalks are mostly full. Six are cracked. $5
Marvy Mega Scalloped Circle Punch $5
Kaisercraft Rhinestone Word, “giggle”, silver $1
Prismacolor Chartreuse pencil (PC989), used once $0.50
Speedball Brayer, only lightly stained, hardly used! $1.50
SU Beads, Neutrals, only a small handful missing, originally 30 grams, $1

Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Sticker Tablet, 11 of the 283 stickers used $1.50
Leow & Cornell ¼” diameter Blending Stumps – pkg of 2, one used once $0.50[/font]
2 5/8” chipboard letters – X,W,O (2),A (2),M (2),L (2),K,J,N (2),I (2),H,Z,F,G,E,P,Y (2),D (2),B,V,U (2),T (2),S,R (2),Q $2
White Bazzill Really Big Letters – lowercase “m” (1 piece) $1

Quart-sized Silver Paint Can w/ Lid $1.50
Sakura Souffle 3D Opaque Puffy Pens, minimally used, set of 10 $2PENDING
Alterable Studio 18 tall Journal/Notebook – blue/ivory with letter D on front $0.50
Alterable Studio 18 tall Journal/Notebook – orange/ivory with letter R on front $0.50
Bare elements brand Melodee Alterable Chipboard Minibook $1
Target Dollar Spot (2.50) Safari Wall Plaque, 7.75”x4.5”, white with two coat hooks and two 3” square designs… I have TWO of these…one has palm trees, one has giraffes. They’d be GREAT for altering and hanging in your home! $1 each
Set of 10 White Circle Chipboard Coasters, 4” diameter $1PENDING
All Night Media Disney Mini Brass Stencils – Winnie the Pooh $0.50
Old Time Pottery Glitter Rub-on Transfers, Travel-themed (NIP) $1
1 Small White Gable Box, 4”x2.5”x5.75” flat $0.25
4 marble-tile, Bottichino 4”square coasters for altering $2
1 ProvoCraft lunchbox-style tin, top-opening, white $3
White 2”x2.5” Candle, White Tulip Scented, perfect for altering! No scuffs… $0.25
Ivory 5.75” Pillar Candle, Vanilla Scented, Mainstays brand, perfect for altering! No scuffs… $1[/font]
Kaisercraft Days Til Christmas alterable Chipboard countdown calendar kit $3
Flair Designs Hockey Cardstock Stickers #CS115, only two arrow stickers missing! $0.50
Flair Designs Golf Cardstock Stickers #CS116, only two (arrow and circle/ring stickers missing! $0.50
Pottery Barn Green Mini Album, super-cute side ribbon tie, acid free, holds 24 photos $1

My Mind’s Eye Boo! To You! Decorative Brads (Halloween line), NIP $2.50
Hero Arts Plastic Sequins, multicolor pack, very cute! Only a handful missing $1

Past SU Catalogs, 50 cents each:
These are used and flipped through. GREAT ideas in them!!
*Fall-Winter 2007
*Spring-Summer 2008
*Fall-Winter 2008
*Spring-Summer 2009

Past Paper Crafting and Crafting Magazines, 75 cents each:
These are used and flipped through. GREAT ideas in them!!
*Cloth Paper Scissors, September/October 2009
*Family Fun Halloween Special Issue 2009
*Scrap & Stamp, October 2007
*Paper Creations, Fall 2009
*Creating Keepsakes, Ultimate Products Guide 2008
*Card Creations 2008
*March 2008
*August/September 2007
*May/June 2009
*June/July 2007
*April/May 2006
*November 2007
*March 2006
*January/February 2009
*June/July 2008
*February 2006
*February 2007
*October 2008
*October 2006
*April/May 2008

[font=times new roman]*September/October 2009
*December 2007/January 2008
*July/August 2009
*You Go, Girl! 2007
*August/September 2008
*Holiday Cards, Volume 1 2006
*Holiday Cards, Volume 2 2007

Please e-mail me if you are interested in anything! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Big Sales!!


* Open Stock 12x12 Patterned Paper: BUY 2, GET 1 FREE! (Please specify your choice of free papers in the Comments section during checkout. Free paper must be of equal or lesser value.)

* All Fun Flock $2

* All Shimmerz 30% off!

* Selected Past Unity Store Kits $26

* Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy! Crafting Kit ONLY $10! Selected Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, and other products at major savings!

Oh, and I have been actually able to CREATE a few cards here! I'll post those soon... For now, feast your eyes on this adorable card by Amy Castellano. It features the new January Unity Store Kit AND the new Basic Grey Origins papers! :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Sorry I've been behind on actually posting MY card! We've had a few things around the house slowing down the creating process! I'll still post a card for the sketch this week since I was so excited about this sketch! :)

But you came here for the winner, right? ;) The winner is Sherry (aka SherryAnn)!! E-mail me with your choice of stitched brads and your address! Here's Sherry's fab card!!

And here are a few of my picks for the week:

Mary S:




Friday, January 8, 2010

Pink Cat Small Valentine Sets!

The NEW Lily Small Valentine Stamp Sets from Pink Cat Studio are in the store!!!

At only $7.50 each, these sets are a great (cute!) deal! Get 'em while they're hot! ;)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sketch 38: BUTTONS!

I apologize! I'm not finished with getting my card ready to post, but I'll add it on later today! Promise! :) But that doesn't mean YOU can't play along... ;)
Be sure to check out each of the creations made by our talented Limelight design team!

The Deets:

**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite BUTTONS!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC038.

**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on the challenge post
by Sunday, January 10, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive one package of Basic Grey Stitched Brads of their choice!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wearable Art

It's the 6th of the month! It is time for another project parade with the Six Chicks! This month our design team has created beautiful wearable art for you to be inspired by!! Be sure to visit EACH of the DT blogs (links are in the right sidebar) to see the beautiful creations they have to share with you!!

For my project, I used some Nook and Pantry Stitched Brads (you can win some with this Thursday's sketch!), and simply used E6000 glue to attach them to some silver rings. I did choose to use my Crop-a-dile to cut off some of the prongs on the back of the brad to help it lie flat. Such an easy project with so many possibilities! I cannot wait to make some love-themed rings with the new Sugar Rush brads!! :)

Monday, January 4, 2010


Ravengirl is the winner of the June Bug chipboard! Toni, I believe I do have your address, so I'll get your chipboard out to you! :) Congrats! And thanks to ALL of you for the sweet wishes for my dad. :)

Check in tomorrow for a card!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad! **PRIZE**

Happy birthday, Dad! Here's a fun, crazy, whimsical card I made for my father for his birthday, which is TODAY! I used SU's Crushed Curry textured cardstock as a base (this card measures 5.5" by 5.5"). I ran a piece of the WIDE Parrot Green Ric Rac Ribbon across the center of the card, then layered on a piece of June Bug patterned paper. The plaid dog is a large chipboard sticker from the June Bug Chip Sticker Shapes. Cute! His thought bubble is from the SU set Crazy Cool, and the cupcake the doggie is thinking about is an Odd Bird Planet Cupcake.

Wish my dad a happy birthday on this post, and you'll be entered to win a package of the Basic Grey June Bug Chip Sticker Shapes like I used on my card! I will draw a winner sometime Monday morning or afternoon.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Nook & Pantry

It's so much fun to create several similar cards with the same materials. It ensures that more than one card is made in a cardmaking session (I am a VERY slow crafter!), and it helps with using up scraps! Here are a few cards I made using Nook & Pantry paper, N&P Stitched Brads, N&P Pops, various ribbons, and an occasional stamp from the December Unity Store Kit. I love the way these colors pop off of the Dusty Durango cardstock!! Enjoy! Check back tomorrow for a GIVEAWAY!! :)

How COOL is that stitched brad???