Friday, October 31, 2008

It's Hip Hop Hangover Friday!

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It's Hip Hop Hangover Friday!

For those of you who don't know... (where HAVE you
been???? ...Unity hosts Hip Hop Thurday on the Unity forum on SCS.

It begins at 11:00 AM EST and goes ALLLL DAY!!!! ...and into the night!

Join us next week...hang out, chat...there are lots of giveaways...a blog hop...

And Jeanne gives us challenges for MORE chances to WIN!
The first challenge was to make a card using Halloween colors.

I used Basic Grey Ambrosia paper for the butterfly and the dp strip.

There are platinum stickles on the "alluring butterfly" image for some shimmer.

The sentiment is from the Simply Said kit.
I picked up this ribbon today at Michael' is Martha Stewart and was marked down to .99!

The 2nd challenge was to create a card using something 'sweet' (image, phrase, etc.):

I used Delectable Delights for this card.
The 'chocolate' and 'strawberry' is glossy from a sakura glaze pen.
The 'vanilla' is shimmery from a sakura stardust pen.

There are some FABULOUS Unity Stamps over at Limelight!
AND, Pink Cat Studio is 15% off!
A N D Halloween items are still on sale! Click HERE to see the SALE section!

Recipe for Fall Butterfly card:
Stamps ~ Unity: Alluring Butterly single, Simply Said kit; flourish from Oct KOM
Paper ~ kraft, Basic Grey Ambrosia
Ink ~ creamy caramel, adirondak espresso
Accessories ~ MS ribbon, scallop scissors, ww punch, platinum stickles, gold spica

Recipe for Sugar card:
Stamps ~ Unity: Delectable Delights
Paper ~ white, regal rose, chocolate chip, SU
Ink ~ versafine onyx black, chocolate chip
Accessories ~ ribbon, sakura glaza pen, sakura stardust pen, dimensionals

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Limelight Sketch Thursday!!

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This week we want you to think Christmas (Hanukkah, holiday, etc.) colors, embellishments, and paper.
And, I have TWO card to share for this week's sketch!

Here's the sketch:

Can you feel it? Christmas is coming!

Step into any major store and you'll be amazed by the holiday lights, colors, and decorations.

Limelight Papercrafts is no different!
Check out the gorgeous papers, stamps, and embellishments that are just perfect for holiday cards!
Your challenge this week is to create a card using something that reminds you of the holidays.
There are lots of great products at Limelight to use, but if you don't have anything from Limelight, just use what you do have!

Here are the details:
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC007
**Think Christmas! colors, paper, stamps, embellishments, etc.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, November 2nd, at midnight.
**You'll go into a drawing to WIN the
Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic Sticker Booklet!! This has 238 Metallic Foil-Accented Pieces! This Sticker Tablet contains Quotes, Alphabets, Word Tiles, and Journaling Pieces! Self-Adhesive. Acid Free.

OK, Here's the first card I did for this sketch:

I am so in love with the Basic Grey Wassail 6x6 pad! All of the paper on this card is from the Wassail pad.

I also used the BG Wassail buttons! I've never been big on buttons, but I saw that BG had Wassail buttons so decided to give them a try. I LOVE THEM!

I used a Crate Paper Blue Hill rub-on on the button.

The stamp is Catherine's Berry Wreath by Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet.
It is stamped in Adirondak Espresso and the berries are covered with glitter from a Pink Paislee Pixee Stix in Strawberry.

Here's my 2nd card:

Again, more BG Wassail paper and buttons!!

I used the Stampendous Wreath Angel stamp...LOVE this stamp!
(Don't worry, there are more on order!)

I colored her with copics and used a clear spica all over for some shimmer.
Her wings are covered with white fun flock!

And, I stamped 'joy' on the button using Black Stazon.
The 'joy' is from the Pink Cat Studio Christmas Kitty set...which is on sale this week!
All Pink Cat Studio is 15% off!

Go visit the other Limelight Ladies for some more inspiration!
Barely Banana Days ~ Brandi
Kindred Arts ~ Jessica
Limelight Papercrafts Blog ~ Mandy
My Little Creative Escape ~ Lisa
My Paper Haven ~ Katie
{the lakeshore stamper} ~ Becky
The Inked Spot ~ Ryann

Go take a peek at Limelight Papercrafts!
FREE shipping with $35 order!!

Recipe for berry wreath card:
Stamps ~ Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet: Catherine's Berry Wreath
Paper ~ Basic Grey Wassail
Ink ~ Adirondak Espresso
Accessories ~ Basic Grey Wassail Buttons, Pink Paislee Pixie Sticks Glitter in Strawberry, rub-ons, nesties, linen thread, dimensionals

Recipe for wreath angel card:
Stamps ~ Stampendous: Wreath Angel, PCS: Christmas Kitty
Paper ~ Basic Grey Wassail
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black, Black StazOn
Accessories ~ Basic Grey Wassail Buttons, white fun flock, nesties, linen thread, dimensionals, white gel pen

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Angel Friend

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This is for NOV08VSNMINI3.

These stamps came from the Unity Sept KOM. I am in LOVE with that kit!!

I used a clear spica all over the angel gal for some shimmer and sparkle.

Stamps ~ Unity: Sept KOM
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, Basic Grey Eva
Ink ~ Versafine onyx black, Adirondak Espresso, Bic Mark Its, Copics
Accessories ~ sakura glaze pen, clear spica, nesties, ribbons, staples, mini brad, decorative brad, dimensionals, heidi swapp edge distresser

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For The Birds

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This is for a 'Something for the Birds' challenge over on the Stamp Something blog.

AND it also fits NOV08VSNMINI3!

I used the Unity Single: Dovely Joy. You can find it HERE at Limelight Papercrafts.

This is a great time to go visit Limelight!
Pink Cat Studio is 15% off!!

Stamps ~ Unity: Dovely Joy
Paper ~ silver metallic, non SU eggplant, A Muse Madeira
Ink ~ versamark
Accessories ~ silver ep, ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, October 27, 2008

Joyful Trees

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Here is my last card I did at the Gina K Land Cruise.
This was for GKDLCDB ~ 123 Challenge: 1 piece of ribbon, 2 layers (that’s only one plus your cardbase) and 3 embellishments of the same type.

These trees are from The Magic of Christmas by artist Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs.

The stars and garland on the trees are twinkling from a gold spica.

My 3 repetitive embellishments are rhinestones on the sentiment.

Stamps ~ Small Script, Gina K Designs: The Magic of Christmas
Paper ~ white, A Muse Madeira
Ink ~ black, copics
Accessories ~ gold spica, nesties, ribbon, slot punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Whatever floats your boat...

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This is another card from the Gina K Land was for GKDLCCK.

This cute little mouse is from the set: Whatever Floats Your Boat.

I added some crystal effects in the 'water.'

Stamps ~ Gina K Designs: Whatever Floats Your Boat
Paper ~ white, basic gray, A Muse kitchen series
Ink ~ Black, Bic Mark Its, Copics
Accessories ~ crystal effects, nesties, white gel pen, cb d'vine swirls folder, ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Framed Pumpkin

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This was for a challenge for the Land Cruise over in the Gina K forum on SCS.

The frame around the pumpkin is chipboard.
I covered it with Martha Stewart Smokey Quartz glitter.

The pumpkin is stamped on Bella Rose and paper pieced with SU dsp.

And I finally used my new Bazzill templates to do some stitching in the lower left corner.

This has to be one of my favorite ribbons! I got it from Limelight can see it HERE.

Stamps ~ Gina K Designs: Whimsical Autumn
Paper ~ tangerine tango, SU dsp, Bella Rose
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories ~ MS smokey quartz glitter, chipboard frame, ribbon, dimensionals, rhinestone, embroidery floss, template

Go check out LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS to see the newest arrivals and sales!!
Look what's in the Limelight!! BasicGrey Wassail, and Core'dinations Black Magic, and Glitz Stickles, OH MY!

All Halloween products are on sale this week! Click the Weekly Specials button on the left to view these products!

FREE shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover Friday!

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Yesterday was Hip Hop Thursday over in the Unity forum on SCS.

There were two challenges...
One was to use mostly pink and the other was to have stripes somewhere on your card.

Here is my card with PINK:

I just love that cottage! It is from the October KOM.
The sentiment is from Simply Said.

And here is my stripes card:

I just got this stamp in the mail today from Limelight Papercrafts!
Here it is: Promise of God

Thanks for visiting today!

Recipe for pink cottage card:
Stamps ~ Unity: Simple Sentiments, Oct KOM
Paper ~ PTI Sweet Blush; Basic Grey Eva
Ink ~ Adirondak Espresso
Accessories ~ nesties, brown brads, ribbon, dimensionals, fiskars threading water punch

Recipe for stripes promise of God card:
Stamps ~ Unity: Promise of God
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, Kelly Panacci: wide stripes
Ink ~ Adirondak espresso
Accessories ~ pink rhinestones, nesties, dimensionals, ribbon

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


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I'm on the Unity blog today!

Go check it out HERE!

I get most of my Unity Stamps from Limelight Papercrafts!
Go see the lastest arrivals and sales!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Party Cupcake

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Just lovin' on my Unity stamps!
I used Distressed Dots (for the bg) and Cupcakes a'la Yummy on this card.

Thanks for visiting me today!

See the latest Limelight Papercrafts arrivals and SALES HERE!!

Stamps ~ Unity: Distressed Dots, Cupcakes a'la Yummy
Paper ~ white, PTI: sweet blush, berry sorbet, PTI dp
Ink ~ Adirondak Pitch Black, PTI sweet blush
Accessories ~ white gel pen, nesties, MS circle cutter, PTI twill, dew drop, dimensionals

Monday, October 20, 2008

We have a WINNER!!!!!!

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Thank you everyone SO MUCH for sending Mattie cards and for your donations!!!

Mattie is LOVING getting these cards!

Later this week, I'll have a note and picture for you!

Here we go....

Mixing up all the slips of paper...........

Closing my eyes............

Drawing a name...............


Delictable Delights goes to:

Jan Farnworth!!!

Jan, email me your mailing info!!!! (Link to my email down the right side--->)

{{HUGS} everyone!!!!!!!!!


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Limelight Papercrafts has announced the NEW Design Team!

Taken from Mandy's Limelight Papercrafts Blog:

"Well, here we are... It is the moment you've all been waiting for! The big design team announcement! It was such a tough decision!
The tragedy was that we really could only offer a total of six positions at this time, and there was SO MUCH talent to choose from! I mean it when I say we agonized over the decision, prayed about it, and chose carefully!
If you applied, thank you! We loved your work!
I can say that because EVERYONE who applied totally BROUGHT IT! If you did not make it this round, I encourage you to hang in there! Try again next time!
And of course....there is always the monthly guest designer spot now! :)

I am pleased to introduce the Limelight Papercrafts Design Team!
We're THRILLED beyond words that the original four are ALL staying on board.
We were able to add two additional designers as well!
Please give them a friendly welcome, and be sure to check out their great blogs!!"

Lisa Henke ~ My Little Creative Escape

Ryanne Salamon ~ The Inked Spot

You can read more about these ladies on Mandy's blog post HERE.

AND ~ There will be a 7th Six Chick for November!!

Jessica Russell ~ Kindred Arts

I am so excited to be staying on the Limelight DT myself, and I know the other 3 gals are as well!
Brandi Parshely ~ Barely Banana Days
Katie Renz ~
My Paper Haven
Becky Carafa ~
{the lakeshore stamper}

Woo Hoo ~ CONGRATS to the newest additions!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Giveaway Update and a WOW!

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Just wanted to give an update on the giveaway.....I'm not going to be able to do the draw until tomorrow.
So.......there's still time!!!
Details HERE!

What a surprise to see my Quack card on the Pink Cat Studio Blog HERE!
Thanks for the congrats PM Michelle! :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

Don't Forget...

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Someone is gonna win some UNITY stamps on Sunday!!!
Go HERE for details!!

AND Someone is gonna win some goodies from LIMELIGHT!!!
Details HERE!

Happy Hip Hop Hangover Day!

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Yesterday was Hip Hop Thursday over in the Unity Forum on SCS!
It's every Thursday from 11:00 AM EST till!
And so much FUN!

Unity GIVES AWAY at least $300 in goodies EVERY THURSDAY!

There were two challenges are my submissions:

The first challenge was to make a card that could be given to a child:

This igloo is covered in microbeads and popped up.
The penguin and fish are also popped up.
And, there is crystal effects on the water hole!

The second challenge was to have flowers on your card:

I used primas in the tree for my flowers. The centers are pearls.

Go visit Limelight Papercrafts to see all these UNITY stamps!

I'm ADDICTED to 'em!

Recipe for Penguin Buddy:
Stamps ~ Unity: Jolly Little Winter
Paper ~ white, A Muse
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx black, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories ~ red eyelash yarn, nesties, microbeads, sakura glaze pen, crystal effects

Recipe for Flower Tree:
Stamps ~ Unity: My! What a Beautiful Tree, Simply Said
Paper ~ riding hood red, kiwi kiss, chocolate chip, Bella Rose
Ink ~ Adirondak Espresso, cat's eye warm red
Accessories ~ primas, pearls, ribbon, nesties, dimensionals

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Limelight Sketch Thursday!

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Don't forget to make a card for Mattie, you have a chance to win some UNITY stamps!!!
Go HERE for details!

It's Ladies in the Limelight Thursday!!
Here we are...1/2 way through Oct and it's time for a sketch/product challenge!

Here's the sketch:

And here are the details:

This week we're calling for you to get out your hardware!
That's right, put down the glitter for one day and get out some metallic elements for "manly" cards! Don't boo at me (or Brandi, since this is her idea)! ;)

We want to see brads, eyelets, spiral clips, ribbon slides, metal frames, even paper, or maybe some duct tape stickers!

There are lots of great products at Limelight to use, but if you don't have anything from Limelight, just use what you do have!

**Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on hardware for cards for men.
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC006
**Post a link to your card over on Mandy's Blog by Sunday night (Oct 19)to be entered in a random drawing to WIN duct tape stickers and a package each of the large black eyelet brads and the small gunmetal eyelet brads!

Here's what I came up with for the challenge:

I thought this would be so cute for a little boy!

I used Party Animals by Pink Cat Studio.
I did some paper piecing...stamped the duck on the Basic Grey Sugared paper and pieced the duck's hat and body and cupcake.

The strip with 'quack' is 'bowed' out some for dimension.

The panel of patterned paper on the right side of the card is Candles from the Basic Grey Cupcake collection.

My 'hardware' is a glazed brad from the Basic Grey Cupcake Glazed Brads in the middle with two white brads on either side.
You can see a great set of neutral brads HERE.

Be sure to check out the other Limelight Ladies:
My Paper Haven ~ Katie
{the lakeshore stamper} ~ Becky
Barely Banana Days ~ Brandi
Limelight Papercrafts Blog ~ Mandy

Head on over to Limelight Papercrafts and check out the latest sales!

Stamps ~ Party Animals
Paper ~ white, real red, ballet blue, Basic Grey Sugared, Basic Grey Candles
Ink ~ Adirondak Onyx Black, Copics, Bic Mark Its
Accessories ~ nesties, Basic Grey Cupcake Glazed brad, white brads, cb birthday folder, dimensionals

Don't forget to make a card for Mattie, you have a chance to win some UNITY stamps!!!
Go HERE for details!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


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WOW! Imagine my surprise and astonishment when I get an email this morning saying congrats for being mentioned on Angela's Unity blog!
You can check out the post HERE.

THANKS ANGELA for the mention! {{HUGS}}

Here is the card Angela picked:

I made this card for a sketch challenge on SCS for WCMD.

What a cute set this is from Unity! You can find it at Limelight Papercrafts: Trick or Treat Peeps

And isn't this tulle ribbon perfect?!!

You can also find this patterned paper at Limelight: Spooky Stripes by Pebbles.

I added some sparkle on everything with a clear spica and some shimmer on the webs with a sakura stardust pen.

This is for TLC189 over on SCS.
Loved this project, I had never seen the mini pizza boxes before.
I used the same stamps and papers as mentioned above.

Thanks for stopping in today!
Head on over to Limelight Papercrafts !

Card Recipe:
Stamps ~ Unity: Trick or Treat Peeps
Paper ~ white, black, pumpkin pie, Pebbles: Spooky Stripes
Ink ~ versafine onyx black, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories ~ sakura stardust pen, clear spica pen, raven tulle ribbon, cb d'vine swirls folder, dimensionals

Mini Pizza Box Recipe:
Stamps ~ Unity: Trick or Treat Peeps
Paper ~ white, black, pumpkin pie, Pebbles: Spooky Stripes
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black, pumpkin pie, Copics, SU Markers
Accessories ~ clear spica, sakura stardust pen, ribbon, signo white gel pen, nesties, dimensionals

Sales and FREEBIES!

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Any order placed at Limelight Papercrafts TODAY ONLY (10/14/08) will receive a FREE package of Kaisercraft Droplets in their order! Just specify which color you'd like in the Comments section of your order! Tell a friend! Who doesn't love FREE embellishments!!

Save 20% off of Piggy Tales Sliding Doors this week!

FREE shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!

Don't forget about my post right below this one!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Wanna Win Something??

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WINNER ANNOUNCED ~ Congrats to Jan Farnworth!!

Hi my Stamping Friends!

Have you noticed that button in the top right corner of my blog?

Well, a wonderful lady at DH's work is participating in the walk, this is straight from her site:

Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes on October 18th, along with one-half million other walkers across the country at various other walks, as we try to reach our goal of raising $100 million.

Type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, is a devastating disease that affects millions of people a large and growing percentage of them children, one of them being my 6 year old Mattie (the picture shown here is of Mattie and me at the awards dinner in January 2008 after she had received her "Golden Sneaker" for raising over $2,500.00 for the 2007 walk).

There is some good news, though. For the first time, scientists are predicting that we CAN expect to see a cure well within our lifetime!

Now, more than ever, you can make a crucial difference. Won't you please give to JDRF as generously as possible? Together, we can make the cure a reality!

If you would like to help the children, like Mattie, at are afflicted with this disease then please click on donate or better yet join us Saturday, October 18th at Centinial Olympic Park. Either or both would really be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

SO ~ I'm sure you noticed that my post title mentioned the word WIN . . .

I want you to send a card to Mattie!

Post a link to a picture of your card in the comments section on this post and you'll be in the drawing to win some UNITY STAMPS!

Just email me for the address, there is a link to my email down the right side of my blog. ----->

How about the Delectable Delights kit??!!!
(If you already have this kit, and you WIN, don't worry, we'll work together so ya get something you don't already have!)

If you're able to donate, I know she'd appreciate it!
Just click the button up there and it will take you to the page to donate and/or find out more about the walk.

AND ~ post another comment if you made a donation (any amount, even just $5, every little bit helps) and you'll get an extra entry!
Be sure to let me know the name the donation is under on her page so I can verify it for your extra comment.

The walk is on the 18th so I will draw a winner on Sunday, Oct 19th! ETA: Drawing will be 10/20!

I will draw names from a 'hat' instead of using a random number generator. Seems to give everyone a better shot!

Thanks everyone!
Can't wait to see your cards!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Everything Beautiful

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This is for SC197 over on SCS.

I'm so addicted to Unity Stamps!
And Mandy has some FABULOUS ones over at Limelight Papercrafts.
I used Everlasting Romance and Something Within on this card.

And isn't this butterfly paper gorgeous!!!!
I almost hated to cut into it, but soooo glad I did.

I also used 4 black rhinestones for a little sparkle and bling.

I topped it off with some satin two-tone ribbon.

Thanks for visiting today!
There are some awesome SPECIALS over at Limelight Papercrafts, go check 'em out!
FREE ship with $35 order!

Stamps ~ Unity: Everlasting Romance, Something Within
Paper ~ white, regal rose, black, Kaisercraft: flutterby
Ink ~ rose romance, versafine onyx black
Accessories ~ black rhinestones, ribbon, heidi swapp edge distresser

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Charming Nested Flower

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This is for WCMDTLC08 over on SCS.

I have never seen these nested flower before, much less tried to make one myself. I'm happy to report that it was fun and EASY!

I used cardstock, patterned paper and felt with my cuttlebug and punches:

I just love this Unity stamp Charming Gardeners.

Stamps ~ Unity: Charming Gardeners
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, The Paper Studio
Ink ~ Adirondak Espresso
Accessories ~ felt, nesties, circle punches, decorative brad, ribbon, 1/16" hole punch, dimensionals

Monday, October 6, 2008

Friendship Apples

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This is for OCTGKDLM over on SCS.
The challenge was red, white + another color of your choice. I chose brown.

I used Bic Mark Its to color the apples and Copics to color the basket.

I used a Sakura Glaze pen over the apples for shine.

Thanks for visiting!

Stamps ~ Gina K Designs: Whimsical Autumn
Paper ~ white, real red, chocolate chip, SU '08 dsp
Ink ~ Versafine onyx black, Bic Mark Its, Copics
Accessories ~ white gel pen, sakura glaze pen, brown brad, SU ribbon, nesties, cb d'vine swirls folder, dimensionals

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Drum Roll Please.........

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The picture was . . . .


So, those that guessed ribbon, I put your name in the hat and my DH drew a name!

And........the winner of this fabulous Unity set: Cupcakes a'la Yummy is:


Congrats Emily! Email me your down the right side of the blog!

Go check out Limelight Papercrafts for all kinds of yumminess and some great deals!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

It's WCMD! Come Play Photo Phocus!

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Happy World Card Making Day!
Woo Hoo!
Hope you're able to set aside some time to get inky today!

We are partying at LIMELIGHT!!

Straight from Mandy ~
The best part of all of this? THE PRIZES!!! There will be over $200 worth of GIVEAWAYS on World Card Making Day!! On the Limelight Papercrafts blog alone, I’ll be giving away almost $200 worth! What kinds of things will be up for grabs, you ask? Prize packages will contain stamps, papers, and accessories from UNITY STAMP COMPANY, PRIMA, JUSTJOHANNA’S ODD BIRD PLANET, BASIC GREY, GLITZ DESIGN, STAMPENDOUS, and lots MORE!!!! You will be allowed to win up to TWO prizes, so KEEP PLAYING all day!!

Here's my game!
Thanks to Mandy's DH for the PHabulous name ~ Photo Phocus!

Can you guess what this is a picture of??

Leave me a comment on this post with your guess. You can guess as many times as you'd like.
If you guess correctly I'll put your name in the hat and draw a WINNER!

The WINNER will receive some YUMMY UNITY STAMPS ~ Cupcakes a'la Yummy!!!

This kit is ALL UN-MOUNTED Red Rubber and can be used with any acrylic block or Unity Handle.

I will draw a winner Sunday afternoon!

Here are four other places to get some goodies:

Be sure to check out the Limelight Papercrafts Blog for some Fun and Games and PrIzEs!!!

And go check out these gals having some Limelight fun and GIVEAWAYS as well!

Now, head on over to Limelight Papercrafts for some awesome deals!