Friday, November 11, 2011

If you use Facebook, will you HELP?

If you have a Facebook account, will you PLEASE go to this page for Painting With a Twist in Charlotte, find my photo (posted by Mandy will need to scroll down and even click Older Posts), and like it? I am really close to maybe winning a painting party for me and 9 friends!! THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!


Friday, July 1, 2011

USA for 15% off!

All right, scrapbookers and card makers: Enter the code USA at for 15% off now through Tuesday! Stock up on already clearanced prices!! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011


**Updated Monday morning with a few lowered stamp prices!**

Hey, guys! I have lots of personal crafting items for sale! I need to pare down the things I never use, especially since I have a hard time crafting ANYTHING lately! I will get better about posting, etc. But it is still hard for now!

In the meantime, email me if you are interested in any of the following. I PREFER PAYPAL. A priority mailing envelope costs $4.75 to mail to you, if your purchases fit. I'm happy to mail first class; I can get you a quote based on weight and size (add $0.50 for mailing supplies). If you'd like to place a Limelight order, I'll put the personal items in there to save on shipping(no additional shipping unless necessary)! I will likely add more to the sale, so check back. Posting here before Splitcoast!!

Falling Leaves - $10 PENDING
Winter Swirls - $10

Itty Bitty Backgrounds - $5
SAB Whimsical Words (unmounted stamps) – only a few stamps used - $9
Toy Box – some staining on blocks - $10
Rough Edges Alphabets – some staining on blocks - $5
Wild About You – some staining on blocks - $10
Crazy Cool - $10
Big on Christmas - $10
Print Pattern - $9
Out of the Box (Hostess Set??) - $5
I’m Here - $10
Birthday Wish, NIP - $5
Mixed Bouquet – staining on blocks - $15
Doodle This – some staining on wood blocks - $10
Warm Words - $7

Build a Bouquet, NIP - $5

September ’09 Store Kit – Everything Extraordinary - $12
October ’09 Store Kit – Wonderful You - $12
November ’09 Store Kit – Believe in Fairytales - $12
December ’09 Store Kit – Sweet Affections - $12
February ’10 Store Kit – Life is Fabulous - $12
April ’10 Store Kit – Super Sweet & Stuck on You - $12
Itty Bitty – Nicest Place to Be - $2PENDING
Itty Bitty – Peace & Joy - $2
Itty Bitty – Humble and Gentle - $2PENDING
Mix Up of Cuteness - $5
Middle School Madness - $8
Something Within - $5
Cupcakes A La Yummy - $5
Doo Dads - $5
Simple Blessings - $8
Bevy of Butterflies – missing “love you” stamp - $7
Be the Change - $5
Sweet Treats - $5

Snowmen clear stamp set, coordinates with Jovial collection (on clear backing) - $3


Hoppy (2-2210D) - $1


Frosting Only Cupcake, 2.75x3 - $3

Love, 1.5x1.5 - $2

Paisley Heart, 1.5x1 - $2

Harvest Flourish Wreath, 2.75x2.75 - $3

Cupcake Row, 3.75x1 - $3

Stage, 3.25x3.25 - $3

Bubble Topiary, 4.25x1.25 - $3

Flower Garland (vine and flowers in a “wave” shape), 5.5x2.25 - $4

Kelly’s Pram Left, 2.25x2.25 - $2

You Rock sentiment (outlined letters), 2x1.25 - $3

I Love Cake background stamp, 6x4.5 - $5

Hi (outlined letters), 1.25x.75 - $2

Holly and Berry Wreath, 2.75x3 - $3

Barn, 2.75x2.5 - - $3

Elephant (I think it is called Ellie?), 2.75x2 - $3

Kelly’s Tree, 2.75x2 - $3

Happy Birthday with Cupcake (outlined letters, “i” dotted with cupcake), 3x2 - $3

Berry Branch Wreath, 2x2 - $3

3 French Hens, 3.25x1.5, $3

Aloha (outlined letters), 1.75x1.25 - $2

Berry Branch Left, 3.25x1.25 - $2

Ciao sentiment, 1x0.75 - $1

Ice Cream Scoop, 1x0.75 - $1

Double Ice Cream Scoop, 1.25x0.75 - $1

Ice Cream Scoop with Cherry, 1x0.75 - $1

Kelly’s Spider, 1x0.75 - $1

Just For You sentiment, 1x0.75 - $1

Chicklet Right, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Hula Chicklet Right (hula skirt, coconut bra, flower on ear), 0.75x0.75 - $1

Halo, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Simple Gift, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Bunny Ears Chicklet Left, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Luau Chicklet Right (flower on ear, lei), 0.75x0.75 - $1

Small Flourish with flowers, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Happy Birthday sentiment, 2.25x0.75 - $2

Skinny Cow Front, 1.5x1.25 - $2

Emily’s Rooster Left, 1.5x1.25 - $2

Cat with Butterfly Net, 2.75x1.5 - $2

Give Peeps a Chance sentiment, 1.5x0.75 - $1

Thought Bubble, 1.75x1 - $2

Fashion Tip #12, Try Something That’s Not You Once in a While, 2x0.75 - $1

Kim’s Layer Cake, 1.5x1.25 - $2

Noel’s Zigzag Stitch, 2.75x0.75 - $2

I (Heart) Cupcakes, 1.5x0.75 - $2

Cake Time sentiment, 1.5x0.75 - $1

Sparkle sentiment, 1.25x0.75 - $1

Life’s Short- Eat Cupcakes sentiment, 2.5x1 - $2

Very Sweet sentiment (“very” consists of outlined letters), 1.25x1 - $1

Fashion Tip #5, Choose Red for a Splash of Color, Unmounted *only rubber, 2x0.75 - $1

Fashion Tip #6, Stay Away From Overly Trendy Pieces, Unmounted *only rubber, 2x0.75 - $1

Tree to Decorate, Unmounted *only rubber, 4x.5 - $2

Jingle Bell Rock sentiment (“rock” consists of outlined letters), 2x1 - $1

Heart Antenna (for adding onto a chicklet stamp), Unmounted *only rubber, 0.75x0.75 - $1

Bring On the Cupcakes sentiment, Unmounted *only rubber, 3.25x0.5 - $1


Tee Hee Scream Rubber Stamp, 1.5x1.25 (looks like ice cream or Icee in modern dish) - $1


Cling “I can’t mask my feelings for you” Unmounted Stamp, NIP - $2

Chick Ears clear stamp set - $5

Cupcake Numbers clear stamp set (on clear backing) - $5

Ice Cream Float – some staining on wood block - $2


Snowy Log Cabin, 3 stamps, NIP - $3


Watercolor Wonder Crayons (first released set of 48) – in tin case, barely used, although a few cracked (received that way) - $35

Provo Craft White Metal Lunch Tin - $2

SU Miscellaneous 12x12 Patterned Paper Grab Bag (Sentimental Journey, Spring Showers, Spring Flowers), 21 sheets - $3

SU Accents & Elements Big Felt Flurries – package opened, but none used! Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and White snowflakes. - $4

SU Markers, In Color Assortment 2009 – all in wonderful condition; barely used! - $4 PENDING

SU Silver Glass Glitter (unopened, sealed in plastic) - $3

SU Metal Circle Brads (approx. 16 pieces; NIP) - $4

SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (used only once!) - $2

SU Hooray Designer Hardware (NIP) – $2

SU Sticky Cuts Sweet, 2 sheets (mostly flowers and hearts, only 3 used!) - $3

SU Sweet Treat Cups (circle shape, pkg of 12)- $3 **I HAVE 2 FOR SALE

SU Heart Treat Cups (heart shape, pkg of 12)- $3

SU Neutrals Beads, white, silver, and clear (Almost All There!) - $1

Hampton Arts Multicolored Iridescent Sequins (not your usual sequins…so cute!) - $1

Set of 36 Large Chipboard Letters, most (2.75” tall, negatives included, various letters) - $1

SU 5.25x5.25 Chipboard Art Journal with Very Vanilla cardstock pages – no package, but unused - $3

My Mind’s Eye Boo To You Decorative Brads, 24 pieces, NIP - $2

Kaisercraft “Giggle” Silver Rhinestone Sentiment - $1

Kaisercraft Advent Tree Bare Chipboard - $1, some pieces missing, but the tree is there and at least some of the number pieces

Flair Designs Golf Cardstock Stickers, 2 used (circle and arrow used), 26 remaining - $0.50

Flair Designs Hockey Cardstock Stickers, 2 used (2 arrows used), 26 remaining - $0.50

Glitter Rub-on Transfers, Travel theme - $1

Disney Winnie the Pooh Mini Brass Stencils (could be used as charms, too), set of 6 - $0.50

Creative Imaginations 3” Square Chip Book, 5 pages - $1

Pebbles, Inc. Lavender Ribbon Card, 1 yard each of 5 designs - $1 (I HAVE 2!)

Studio G Gate-fold Cards and Envelopes, Pink, NIP (pkg of 8) - $1

Studio 18 Notecards, Scrapbooking Girl (picture of a scrapping girl and sentiment, pkg of 8) - $1

This to That Double-sided Tape, ½”x11 yards, NIP - $1

K & Company Christmas Cheer Rhinestone Brads, pkg of 6, NIP - $1

K & Company Rough and Tumble Hardware Brads, pkg of 12, NIP - $1

Marvy Uchida 3” Scalloped Circle Punch - $4

SU Folk Heart Punch - $4

SU ¼” Square Punch - $4

Michaels Antique-looking Black Letter “T” Monogram Rub-ons, set of 10, NIP - $0.25

Michaels Antique-looking Black Letter “W” Monogram Rub-ons, set of 10, NIP - $0.25

Michaels Antique-looking Black Letter “L” Monogram Rub-ons, set of 10, NIP - $0.25

Pebbles, Inc. Circle Journal with pen, My Garden, NIP - $1

Pebbles, Inc. Circle Journal with pen, Posy, NIP - $1 (I HAVE 2!)

MAGAZINES, etc.- For sale individually, or purchase the whole lot for $25!

SU Idea Book and Catalog 2009-2010 - $1.50

Family Fun Halloween Special Edition 2009 - $2

Beading 101 by Hot Off the Press - $2

Bead Unique Spring 2010 - $1

Bead Style July 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts July/August 2010 - $1

Paper Crafts May/June 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts May/June 2010 - $1

Paper Crafts March/April 2010 - $1

Creating Keepsakes May/June 2010 - $1

Scrap and Stamp Arts October 2007 - $1

Cloth Paper Scissors September/October 2009 - $1

Creating Keepsakes Ultimate Products Guide 2008 - $1

Paper Creations Fall 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts Card Creations 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts August/September 2007 - $1

Paper Crafts November 2007 - $1

Paper Crafts March 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts March 2006 - $1

Paper Crafts January/February 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More 2006 - $1

Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More, vol. 2 2007 - $1

Paper Crafts August/September 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts You Go Girl 2007 - $2

Paper Crafts July/August 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts December/January 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts September/October 2009 - $1

Paper Crafts April/May 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts October 2006 - $1

Paper Crafts October 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts February 2006 - $1

Paper Crafts February 2007 - $1

Paper Crafts June/July 2007 - $1

Paper Crafts June/July 2008 - $1

Paper Crafts April/May 2006 - $1


SU Best Dad Ever

SU Hello Blossoms

PTI Gift Certificates

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sketch 72 WINNER!!

Our fabulous winner of the Basic Grey accessories prize pack from Sketch 72 is KELLY BERTRAM! (Kelly, send me your address so I can send out your prize pack!) Here is Kelly's super-cute card:
Here is a beautiful YELLOW creation from Amy! Makes me wanna RUN for my Lemon Tart and Kraft cardstocks!

Need to make Mom a card for Sunday still? Check out Toni's gorgeous Mother's Day creation:

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Be back in a bit with a card to share... For now, you go ahead and get started! This is going to be our LAST Limelight sketch challenge (as Lauren says, FOR NOW at least!). I need to focus on my family (just had baby #3 thirteen days ago!) and selling out of the inventory left in our store, Limelight Papercrafts. Go ahead and go shopping! Enter the promotional code APRIL at checkout for an ADDITIONAL 10% off clearance prices!

**Use the sketch provided and make a card featuring your favorite FLORAL STAMPS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC072.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, May 1, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).

**PRIZE ~ Winner will receive a Basic Grey accessories prize package! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

Monday, April 25, 2011


Congrats to Juelmarie, our lucky winner of the sketch challenge!! She wins a Pink Cat Studio stamp set of her choice!! Juelmarie, email me at with your address and which stamp set you'd like, and I'll send that off to you! Check out Juelmarie's cute card:Check out this beauty made by Amy Tsuruta!!
And this soft, sweet one by the talented Toni!!

Thanks for all of the well-wishes and congrats as we have said hello to our sweet little baby boy! He was born Friday, April 15, at 11:17 a.m. He was 22 inches long and weighed 7 lbs, 13 ounces. I will upload better pictures of sweet Jonah soon. They are on the other computer. ;)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sketch 71 (& a New Little One!)

Hi Everyone! Karen here posting for Mandy. Sketch 71 is going up just a wee bit late as Mandy had her new little baby boy yesterday! Mandy and Jonah are doing great. Congratulations on your new Little One!

This week we are challenging you to take on the sketch above and incorporate scallops, one of Mandy's favorite design elements! We've extended the deadline to Thursday, April 21st. Link up your entries in the comments below for your chance to win a Pink Cat Studio stamp set of their choice!!

Check out the design team's projects for a bit of extra inspiration, their links are located on the sidebar.

Limelight Papercrafts wants to remind you that there are still TONS of great deals to be found in the store! Stock up for spring, Easter, the summer, and everyday crafting! Everything is offered at discount prices (Limelight's loss is YOUR gain!), so now is a great time to shop. Limelight Papercrafts still has lots of 12x12 patterned paper (Jillibean Soup, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, October Afternoon, and more!), stamps (Pink Cat Studio, Unity, Basic Grey, Stampendous, and more!), and accessories!

And....there is an EXTRA DISCOUNT at the store! In honor of Mandy's third child's birth month, April, enter the discount code APRIL at checkout for an ADDITIONAL 10% savings!

Can't wait to see what you come up with for this grand sketch and beautiful scallops! Congratulations Again, Mandy and family!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sketch 70 WINNER!

Congrats to Janice M, our winner of the Kaisercraft Train Album! :) Janice, shoot me your address, and I'll get that right out to you!

Didn't win? NO WORRIES! Everyone can be a winner with an ADDITIONAL 10% off at! Enter the discount code APRIL at checkout for 10% off of clearance prices! :)

Here are a couple of favorites for the week...


Janice M:

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Hope you are enjoying some Spring weather today, wherever you are! This is a picture of Cameron from 2008, I believe, but it is one of my favorites of him. :) Bubbles just seemed appropriate today!

You still have plenty of time to create a card for this challenge... Don't forget! Who couldn't use an extra birthday card or two lying around, anyway? :)

In the meantime, I have a discount code for you today! Shop at Limelight Papercrafts (TONS of discounted products left! Most things at cost!), and enter the code APRIL at checkout for an additional 10% off! Woohoo!

Happy Sunday, everyone! :)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

SKETCH 70: Birthday Cards!

**Use the sketch provided and make a BIRTHDAY CARD!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC070.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, April 3, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).

**PRIZE ~ Winner will receive a Kaisercraft Train Album! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Wow. I must apologize for the lateness in this post. It's been a busy week and all (allergies and sinus issues galore), but I also didn't realize I had received all of the posts on this challenge! LOL! Duh!! I changed my comments to being moderated, and I didn't know how to check them. Ha.

Anyway.... The winner of this challenge is SmilynStef! Congrats!

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you are wearing something green, so as not to get pinched! :) For today's Limelight Papercrafts Sketch and Product Challenge, we are also focusing on using GREEN! Hope you can carve out a little time to play along with us. As always, there is a fabulous prize being offered up to one lucky winner, and we're looking for some favorites to feature!!

Oh, and I DID make a card..... and the camera is missing. Later tonight (it's gonna be a long day), I'll post my card.

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some GREEN!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC069.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, March 20, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).

**PRIZE ~ Winner will receive a Glitz Roller Doodle in Bubbles AND a package of Basic Grey Sugar Rush Sparkling Rubs! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

Monday, March 7, 2011


Congratulations to our winner of this week's sketch....RAVENGIRL (Toni!)!!! Toni, remind me of your address, and let me know which OBP stamp you prefer! :) I had already picked Toni's card as a favorite, so be sure to see it below...

Check out these amazing submissions from this week's challenge!




Thursday, March 3, 2011


Good morning, and happy Thursday! It's time for another Limelight Papercrafts Sketch and Product Challenge, and today we are focusing on using PEARLS!! Obviously, there are butterflies pictured in the sketch, but as always, please feel free to be as creative as you want to be!

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some PEARLS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC068.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, March 6, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday afternoon).
**PRIZE ~ Winner's choice of an Odd Bird Planet (justjohanna) rubber stamp! We have lots of cute ones left! ;) Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.
*Obviously, I certainly hope to play along, too. This week, it just wasn't something I was able to get done ahead of time! Forgive me for that, and perhaps I'll be able to create SOMETHING by this weekend. ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sketch 67 WINNER! (And a Fun Surprise!)

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. It is supposed to be 73 degrees here in Charlotte today, so I know I am happy about the warmer weather! :)

Congratulations to Rachel Bogner, our winner of the Webster's Pages Vellum and Die Cut Kit! Rachel, send me your address, and I'll get this right out to you in tomorrow's mail (today is a postal holiday). Here is Rachel's fabulous card (with a gorgeous flower!!)

I have a fun surprise for you this week! We want to help get you ready for our next Sketch and Product Challenge, which will occur on Thursday, March 3. The above clip is a sneak peek of the March 3 sketch, and as you can see, butterflies are featured! (Of course, you don't HAVE to use butterflies!!) Anyone who places an order at Limelight Papercrafts now through this Friday will receive an assortment of 4-5 die cut butterflies in varying textures and patterns (could be patterned paper, felt, fabric, etc!). Any order will qualify, and there are LOTS of great things left in our store. We had a very large inventory to start with, and now that everything is on sale with our closing, take a peek at all the crafty deals you can find! (Hint: the product focus is on may want to pick up a pack!)

We had so many fabulous submissions this week, but here are a few that caught my eye! Hope you enjoy viewing sure to leave some love on their blogs if so! :)






Friday, February 18, 2011

Retro Cupcake

I just love cupcakes. Who doesn't, right?!? ;) My sweet friend turned 31 yesterday, and I made this cute cupcake birthday card for her using PTI's Cupcake Shape Up die. So simple and SO cute! This is kind of a funky, retro-looking cupcake, but I think it's fun! The dotty circles kind of remind me of sprinkles... in a funky kind of way! A birthday sentiment is stamped on the sorry, but I forgot to snap a photo! Hope you like this simple card. HAPPY FRIDAY, FRIENDS!!

Stamps: Dot Spot
Paper: Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Twill Ribbon, Hot Pink Rhinestones, White Heart Pins (Little Yellow Bicycle), Cupcake Die.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Hi, everyone! Welcome to another Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! Hope you're ready for a FUN sketch to play along with! We are using any kind of STRING with this week's sketch, so be sure to pull out your favorite string, twine, etc. from your stash as you create!

We have something fun planned this week for the prize... Of course you all know of super-talented DT member Lynn Miller, right??? (If not...*gasp!*, don't walk to check out her blog!) Our prize for the week is one of her faves... The Webster's Pages Vellum and Die Cut Kit! (Hint: If you'd like to purchase this kit...there is only ONE left for sale in the store... so win it here, or buy it FAST!)

I created this uber-sweet cotton candy pink card with a certain little girl in mind. Nope, not my little Katy (although those of you who know her know that she is a little ball of pinkaliciousness in herself!). We are attending my cousin's sweet little girl's first birthday party this weekend, and I thought this would be the perfect card. :) Don't ya think? My twine was kept minimal because I just LOVE the look of twine tied into a bow on a button! Eek!

I incorporated this week's Make It Monday challenge from PTI as well. The challenge was to use a strip of vellum with the sentiment on it, and this sketch was just asking for it! If you are planning on making a card for this PTI challenge, maybe try our sketch, too? ;)

Stamps: Make a Wish
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush, Black, Vellum
Ink: Pink Passion (SU), True Black, Summer Sunrise, Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Black Button, Pink Sorbet Twine (The Twinery)

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some STRING!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC067.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, February 20, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday morning/afternoon).
**PRIZE ~ DT member Lynn Miller's favorite... the Webster's Pages Vellum and Die Cut Kit! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

V-Day Hearts

Can you believe tomorrow is Valentine's Day? It's starting to really feel like time is FLYING to me. Probably has something to do with being 31 weeks pregnant, huh? Oh, and not having done anything to prepare yet. ;) It really IS different having your THIRD child, isn't it? I figure we have a Pack and Play for him to sleep in, we can get diapers on the way home from the hospital, and we're set. :) He does have a name, too! So not too bad?

Here is a quick Valentine's Day card I created a few of to send out. I had conversation hearts on the brain, although these do not have the traditional sayings. The hearts and sentiment are all from the PTI Heart Prints set. Love that set! The hearts were die cut using the middle Heart Prints die from Simply Chartreuse, Lavender Moon, Hibiscus Burst (pretty sure...), and Lemon Tart cardstock. They are all stamped using Fresh Snow ink. The card base is Kraft.

Any special V-Day plans? We'll be making a special dinner and all eating together, etc. Nothing crazy. :) I'd love to hear what you have planned!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Make It Monday!

Happy Saturday! I hope you are all having a relaxing day. It's been a productive morning of preparing a few more valentines for Monday...and actually creating some things to share with you this week!

I was inspired to make this card because of a greeting card I passed by in the store! Don't you love it when you see cute cards in the stores and think, "Hey! I can make that!"? :)

I created this card for Papertrey's Make It Monday Challenge. This week, we are challenged to create go-to sentiment cards, and I have to admit I am hoping to play again for tomorrow! :) I started with a White PTI card base. I created masks using an SU heart die (from Hearts and Brackets) and a rectangle frame I cut, and then I spritzed Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez Shimmerz onto the exposed area. Can you see the shimmer? I then stamped a variety of PTI's love- and valentine-themed sentiments in True Black ink in the heart (some slightly overlapping the berry-spritzed area). I tied some Charcoal Twine from The Twinery around and secured this fabulous pink HEART button (from PTI) to the center of the bow! Can you BELIEVE I just opened my pink button jar and found this heart?!?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! See you tomorrow! :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sketch 66 WINNER!

Ooh! Sorry I am late with this... but SMILYNSTEF, please e-mail me your address, and I'll get your stamp and Liquid Applique right out to you! :)

Look at Stef's wonderfully robotic card!

And here are a few of my other faves this week...enjoy!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

SKETCH 66: Red Embellishments

Hi, everyone! I'll be back in a bit to post my card, but here is our newest sketch and the details so YOU can get started!! Have a wonderful start to your Thursday

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some RED EMBELLISHMENTS! V-Day is coming, after all!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC066.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, February 6, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ a White Liquid Applique Pen and Odd Bird Planet Me and You stamp! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Steal of the Day!

Further reductions today on Basic Grey at Limelight Papercrafts!! Check out this STEAL...

Nook and Pantry Stitched Brads for ONLY $1.50 a package!!

Mention that you visited my blog, and we'll include some 6x6 or 12x12 samples of patterned paper (usually Basic Grey or Jillibean Soup!) for FREE!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sketch 65 WINNER!

Add ImageHi, everyone! I know I haven't posted since the sketch; hope you'll forgive me for that! I should be back to posting in the next couple of days. My grandfather did pass away on Friday, and we went out of town for the funeral this weekend. Thanks for the prayers and kind words!

The WINNER of this week's sketch is the wonderful Shauna K! Shauna, I have your prize ready to go out...just send me your address! Be sure to check out Shauna's fabulous card:

Here are a few of my other favorites this week!




Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I'll be posting a little early (it's not quite Thursday...), but maybe some of you are up tonight looking for a sketch challenge. ;) This week, we are focusing on incorporating chipboard, and I love my chipboard letters. :)

The card base here is Baja Breeze (SU), and I used a couple of patterns from Pink Paislee's Sweetness collection. LOVE these gorgeous papers. I used a doily, sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz (I used Mudpie), and cut a circle out to peek the patterned paper. The Basic Grey chipboard letters were inked up with SU's More Mustard to match the colors in the card. I really love the ribbon treatment. :) I bunched a line of Ivory Silk Ribbon and secured it with glue dots. I then wrapped some brown string (Sorry...out of stock!) around the pleats and tied a bow. Simple, but something elegant and fun at the same time. If you would like to purchase the ivory ribbon in a smaller amount, please let me know!

Be sure to check out our super-talented sketch designers:

Lynn Miller
Jennifer Taylor
Karen Baker
Lauren Bergold

And a NEW sketch designer, Maggie Haas! Maggie has been featured on our favorites MANY times! We are very excited to welcome her to the sketch team!

On more of a somber note, this card was made for my mom. It's, sadly, a sympathy card that will be needed this week. Please keep her especially in your prayers tomorrow, as we are saying goodbye to my Papa, mom's stepdad. Both of her biological parents have passed away, and her stepdad (who raised her) will be taken off of life support tomorrow afternoon. Please pray for peace and God's comfort.

**Use the sketch provided and try to incorporate some CHIPBOARD!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC065.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on right here on this post by Sunday, January 23, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ a package of Basic Grey Sugar Rush Woolies! Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.