Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monster Halloween

Um, yeah, remember Sketch and Product Challenge 55?? Yep, I finally made a card for that sketch. I've had some health issues....pregnancy and non-pregnancy related (no cause for worry...I am okay, just had some things keeping me down!), and I've had a hard time doing many things, including cardmaking! I have basically been just doing what needs to get done to get by, and that's about it! It hasn't been fun, but I am pretty sure I'm finally pulling through it!!

I had an idea in my head immediately for this card, and I am so happy to put it together. I used the Nicest Place to Be Unity Itty Bitty stamp along with a PTI sentiment. The image was colored with Koh-i-noor pencils and accented with Diamond Stickles. The patterned papers are all from the Jillibean Soup Monster Stew collection (so adorable!!), and black rick rack borders the edges. I punched a star of the 2 Tbsp. Slime and glittered the edges using the SU Silver Glass Glitter I'm loving!!

Hope this card puts you in the Halloween spirit for tomorrow! We always do a Trunk or Treat at my church (Candlewyck Baptist, if you're local...would love to see you!), so we're excited to be getting ready for all of that!!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Happy Friday! Have you played along with our Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge for this week? If not, you have through Monday morning to play! I can't wait to see what you come up with...and one lucky cardmaker will win a Pink Paislee Father Christmas prize package!

My card for today was created based on the Card Positioning Systems Sketch 190. I loved the simplicity and versatility of the sketch. I created a (yes, pink!) Halloween card for my daughter's preschool teacher, and I included an m&m tube to match. I started with a Kraft card base and added my Raspberry Fizz layer. I added an Eyelet border die border to the top and bottom of the pink in black. The spider is my FAVORITE part of this card! I made him using a larger black button, wiggle eyes, and some black burlap string. Mr. Spider's silk strand trail is the new Silver Glass Glitter from SU. LOVE THIS STUFF! Good thing I accidentally bought two jars of it. ;) The "BOO" sentiment is actually some metallic silver chipboard letters from Colorbok that I got at Target for a buck!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

SKETCH 59: Fall/Halloween Colors

It's Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Time!

The focus is on using Fall and/or Halloween colors!

There is a FABULOUS PRIZE...details below...

For my card, I started with a Basic Black card base, and I built my area of four "blocks" with holographic pumpkin stickers from the Stampendous Pumpkin Treats Stickers sheet. The sentiment at the bottom is from the same sticker set! For my ribbon treatment, I used both some silver sparkly tinsel from the WP Tinsel Trim Card and some Raven Tulle! What I love about this card is the pumpkin face I created on my plain cream button! I used the negatives from my jack-o-lantern stickers (what was left after I removed the feature image) to transform a simple button into a grinning jack-o-lantern!

This card is going to be for Cameron's preschool teacher on Friday, so we created a matching test tube of m&m's to give with it!

The Details:
**Use the sketch provided and the focus is on FALL/HALLOWEEN COLORS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC059
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, Oct 31 at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
a Pink Paislee Father Christmas 6x6 Paper Pad and Artisan Tape Roll!! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.
Go ahead and begin the hop to see what the Limelight DT has created...

Your 1st stop is JenMarie

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sketch 58 Favorites

Hi again! :) We're still enjoying sketch 58 today by sharing some of our favorite entries!
*I do apologize that this didn't post yesterday, but Blogger was having some downtime, and it wasn't allowing image uploads! Ack!*
Here's our winner, Emily's, fabulous card... Love the tickets and the stitched-through twine!!

Maureen created this beautiful, elegant card using the crochet flowers she won from our blog a couple of weeks ago! Hooray!

And Julie Ranae's card featuring Jovial just blew me away! Seriously...isn't it just gorgeous?!?

I hope you all have a fabulous Thursday!! To help get the weekend started a day early (why not, right?), let's share a discount code to be used at Limelight Papercrafts! We have the new Pink Paislee Father Christmas papers and a couple of fun embellishments, new Webster's Pages, and Jillibean Soup! More Unity will be added today! Enter the Promotional Code BOO at checkout to receive 15% off of your ENTIRE order!!! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hi, everyone! I'm here to post a quick Sketch 58 winner, and I'll post some favorites tomorrow! Congrats to EMILY KEATON, who won the Webster's Pages Bloomers! Emily, let me know your choice of color, and those will go right out your way!

Thanks to everyone who played along! :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sketch 58 - FLOWERS!

It's Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Time!

The focus is on FLOWERS!

There is a FABULOUS PRIZE...details below...

For my card, I started with a Vintage Cream base (although it does look white in the picture here! I really need to replace that photo studio light bulb.....) and layered on a piece of NEW Webster's Pages paper from the Waiting for Santa/Sweet Season paper pack. I then added on a piece of SU Melon Mambo cardstock. I punched two of the corners of the pink cardstock with my Ticket Corner Punch, and I then placed a couple of Black Rhinestones in the spaces left. The sentiment piece was die cut using the Papertrey Fillable Frames 4 die, and I stamped a sentiment from a past Unity Stampin' Store Kit. The flowers were punched using the Beautiful Blooms 2 dies, also from Papertrey, from the same Webster's Pages paper pack, and the two flowers were cut and curled for dimension. I added a Glitter Sparkler to the center of the flower to complete it. The ribbon is some black sparkly tinsel from the WP Tinsel Trim Card. Lots of fabulous ribbons on one card. Love it. ;)

The Details:
**Use the sketch provided and the focus is on FLOWERS! (primas, handmade, etc.)
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC058
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, Oct 17 at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
a package of Webster's Pages Bloomers! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.


Off you go to see what the Limelight DT has created...

Your 1st stop is JenMarie


then, Click on over to Limelight Papercrafts!

Always check our homepage for SALES!

...and remember to check the CLEARANCE section!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Parade

Good morning!! First, thank you to everyone who made me feel special by offering birthday wishes. And what a design team! How thoughtful were they to arrange a blog hop! Such sweet, sweet ladies.

It's the 6th of the month. It is time to share our DT challenge project for the month, and this month we are decorating PUMPKINS for you! They have taken their magic wands to the ordinary pumpkin and created a beautiful fall accent that WON'T change back after midnight. ;) (But, truth be told, maybe in a month or two...LOL!)

First, I'd like to draw your attention to two pumpkin-themed projects I have created in the past year or two...

Now zip on out to check out our fabulous design team's creations!! Enjoy!

Karen Baker (Guest DT for October!)




Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Mandy!!

Edited to Add: Aren't you all SO sneaky! Thanks for the birthday wishes and sweet surprise!! :)
Hey Limelight fans!!!

This is the Limelight DT hacking into
Mandy's blog to wish her a

Happy 30th Birthday!!

We've each made a birthday card for Mandy!

So join the Birthday Girl by hopping along:





We love you, Mandy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sketch 57 WINNER!!

Congratulations to my lovely friend Elizabeth, who wins the free Webster's Pages paper pad! Here's Elizabeth's great card:
And of course, a few of my other favorites for the week! Thanks everyone for creating such beautiful cards with our sketch! Hooray!!






WCMD and a winner!

World Card Making Day isn't over, ya ,now. Not the way Limelight sees it. See, we are in denial. ;) We still have one more day of fabulous sales and goody bags!! Hop on over...we'd love to take care of you!

* Jillibean Soup Monster Stew 50% off
*All Prima Embellishments 50% off
*New Cosmo Cricket Matilda (& Coordinates) 30% off
*All Lawn Fawn Stamps 25% off (many are out of stock now...let me know what you'd like, and I'll do a preorder for you so you get the sale price!!)
*Stampendous Ice Cream Float Stamp ONLY $1

How about a winner of the crochet flowers?? ;) Hooray for Maureen Merritt, who will be receiving the set of crochet flowers created by Amanda!! If anyone else would like to purchase them, be sure to contact Amanda! Maureen, e-mail me with your address, and I'll zip that out!

Want some more giveaways? Go enter!!


Lisa - not much time left!!! HURRY!


Be back in a bit with a sketch challenge winner and a CARD!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Karen Baker: October Guest Design Team Member

Karen Baker is one of the most talented designers around. I mean, seriously. Have you checked out her blog? Followed her on Paper Crafts Magazine's Gallery Idol? Yeah. She rocks! Her cards are beautiful, and her stories are delightful to read! All of this is why we are so thrilled to announce Karen as our Limelight Guest DT member for October!

Here are some BEAUTIFUL recent creations from Karen! Be sure to leave her a note to welcome her!

On other notes...

1) World Card Making Day is this weekend! I will post again soon with some important news! You'll want to hang around here and shop Limelight this weekend, for sure!!

2) Be sure to enter this drawing on my blog for some crocheted flowers! You could win some seriously cute flower embellies!

3) Have you created your sketch card for this week's Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge? It's a great one! And you could win some BRAND NEW Webster's Pages! Woot woot!