Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hanging Ornament and Limelight News!

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** The
Black Friday Sales at Limelight Papercrafts!
Going on thru Sun, 11/30!!

sketch/product challenge !
Ends Sunday, Nov 30th at midnight.
You could WIN a $10
Limelight Papercrafts gift certificate!

Limelight Papercrafts is having the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS!
Starting Monday, Dec 1st....there will be games and prizes daily...and a GRAND PRIZE at the end!
I'll keep ya in the loop, so check back each day!

I did this for IC156 over on SCS.

I recently won a Unity/Tinkering Ink pkg from a Unity Hip Hop.
It came in today's mail and I had to play!

I stamped the background in Bravo Burgandy on the cream card front using Bright Snow by Unity

The ornament and blue snowflake paper is Tinkering Ink.

I cut the Top Note out of the front of the card, and cut one using the blue snowflake paper.
I used the quickie glue pen to add some dazzling diamonds to the snowflakes on the blue paper.

The die cut ornament is 'free floating' in the open top note cut out.

I've updated my FOR SALE listing up at the top right --->

Stamps ~ Bright Snow by Unity, 'joy' from a M's $ stamp
Paper ~ vanilla, Tinkering Ink Yuletide pad
Ink ~ Bravo Burgandy
Accessories ~ Tinkering Ink die cut, gold brad, quickie glue pen, dazzling diamonds, top note die cut, white embroidery floss, gold ribbon

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Wreath Angel

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This sketch is from SC204 over on SCS.

I just love this Wreath Angel stamp by Stampendous!
I shimmered her up with Candle Light Shimmerz on her wings and Angel Wings Shimmerz on her dress.

Basic Grey is my fave dp I think!
I used the Sugared 6x6 pad for all dp on this pattern, green pattern and solid green.
I love how I got a Christmas 'look' without using Christmas paper!!

I finished off the card with Kaisercraft Pearls in Champagne and 1.5" Satin Scallop Ribbon in Ivory.

** The Black Friday Sales at Limelight Papercrafts!
Going on thru Sun, 11/30!!
**The sketch/product challenge !
You could WIN a $10 Limelight Papercrafts gift certificate!

Stamps ~ Stampendous: Wreath Angel
Paper ~ vanilla, Basic Grey Sugared
Ink ~ Verafine Onyx black, Copics
Accessories ~ Shimmerz, pearls, ribbon, nesties, dimensionals

Friday, November 28, 2008

Limelight Black Friday SALE!

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It's the day after Thanksgiving which means it's BLACK FRIDAY!

Limelight Papercrafts has some DOORBUSTER prices on some fabulous goodies!

You can view all the BLACK FRIDAY SALES HERE!

The sale runs Friday, Nov 28th ~ Sunday, Nov 30th.

Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel $3.50

Delectable Delights $4.50 (Unity)

Ribbon Iron Bundle $10 (Pebbles, Inc ribbon iron & 2 assorted ribbon packs)

Beau Christmas $6 (Odd Bird Planet)

Snowman $10 (Odd Bird Planet)

But WAIT, there's MORE!

Limelight always has WEEKLY SALES!
Be sure and check them out too ~ you can see all WEEKLY SALES HERE.
Here's one of the FUN goodies from the weekly sale:
Days Till Christmas

Don't forget about the Sketch Challenge going on...
YOU could WIN a $10 Limelight Gift Certificate!

As always ~ FREE shipping with orders of $35 or more!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving & a Limelight Sketch!

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A quick personal note ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOO!


Wow, what an amazing year, I have so much to be thankful for!
My amazing DH, my wonderful parents, our fabulous church...!
And I'm so very thankful to the Lord for all of his blessings!

While some of us are busy pouring gravy all over our turkey and mashed potatoes, I know there are an equal number of people out there who are pouring over the Black Friday sales ads!
I can hear them shouting "Bring on the sales!".
They must have been listening over at Limelight, because not only do they have some awesome sales scheduled for Black Friday, they also have a challenge focusing on all things black!
How easy is that?! Anything black will do, although, I recommend the Black Magic cardstock, black licorice Pixee Stix glitter, or black fun flock!
If you don't have anything from Limelight, go ahead and play along anyways!

Here are the Details:

**Sketch and Product Challenge using black for Black Friday!

**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC009

**Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, November 30th at midnight for a chance to win a Limelight Papercrafts Gift Certificate. you can see I'm missing the 3rd square in the sketch...I had made all three pieces but they didn't fit!!!!

I used the Dazzling Danglers stamp by TaDa.
I stamped the 'round' ornament in pink all over the pink background piece - which is a sheet from the Basic Grey Sugared 6x6 pad.

I then used a quickie glue pen to adhere black glitter to the ornaments.
There is also a black rhinestone at the top and a clear rhinestone in the middle of each of the ornaments. It is so sparklin' in real life!

I used reversible black/silver ribbon and finished it off with three more black rhinestones in the top left corner.

Go check out the rest of the Limelight Ladies for some more inspiration!!!
Links over on the right. ---->

Click HERE to see current SALES and tomorrow's BLACK FRIDAY SALES!!!

Stamps ~ TaDa Dazzling Danglers
Ink ~ black, pink piourette
Paper ~ Black, white, Basic Grey Sugared
Accessories ~ black glitter, black rhinestones, clear rhinestones, ribbon, nesties, dimensionals, heidi swapp edge distresser

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Eat Ham...

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Be sure to check in tomorrow ~ Limelight Sketch Challenge!

AND, the PRIZE is a $10 Gift Certificate to LIMELIGHT!

Monday, November 24, 2008

This Week's Limelight Sales!

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There are some GREAT sales at Limelight Papercrafts this week!

(And more to come on Black Friday!!)

On SALE now:

Core'dinations Black Magic 12x12 cardstock (So many colors to choose from!!)

Plain Ol' Black Fun Flock

Pixee Stix Glitter in Licorice

Kaisercraft Days Til Christmas

You can also click the WEEKLY SPECIALS button on the site to see all sales.

Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel $3.50

Delectable Delights $4.50 (Unity)

Ribbon Iron Bundle $10 (Pebbles, Inc ribbon iron & 2 assorted ribbon packs)
Beau Christmas $6 (Odd Bird Planet)
Snowman $10 (Odd Bird Planet) sure to check in on Thursday!!!
We'll have a sketch and product challenge...
You could win a
Limelight Papercrafts GIFT CERTIFICATE!


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I'm still lovin' on my Autumn Pinecone that I won from Unity!

I stamed the pinecone twice onto Kraft paper with Adirondak Espresso ink.
I cut them both out...and then cut one of them up. I glued the 'base' of the cut up pieces onto the whole pincecone and 'ruffed up' the ends for some dimension.

I used white liquid applique and Snowdrift Sparkle Fibers for my snow.

Added some ribbon, brads and CB folders and ended up with this card!

P.S. ~ My FOR SALE list is updated! --->

Stamps ~ Unity
Paper ~ Kraft, real red, white
Ink ~ adirondak espresso
Accessories ~ liquid applique, sparkle fibers, cb folders, white brads, white gel pen, red satin ribbon, nesties


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Ok dear friend Jamie is on the hunt for a recipe!!!

Anyone got a name brand package of marshmallows that has a recipe involving strawberries on the back?

Looks like this would be an option for a Thanksgiving dish that her precious son could have with his food allergies....

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stamp Club Stuff

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I went to stamp club yesterday and just had to share what we did!

My fabulous demo, Sheri Lewis, always has the most FABU projects for us!

First off was her version of a mini pizza box to be used as a gift card holder.

I just LOVE this size and 'skinny-ness' of this, perfect for a gift card!

Next up was this GORGEOUS Christmas card!!!

We are also going to be making planners/journals/photo books/whatever-you-want-it-to-be.
This week, we worked on the covers.
Here's mine so far....LOVED the idea of the copper embossing!
I will put ribbon on the left side...just trying to find THE perfect ribbon!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Hip Hop Hangover - it's FRIDAY!

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Happy Hip Hop Hangover FRIDAY!

Have you seen THIS on the Unity forum? Go check it out, that's what this project is for!
So THIS is Lynn's project that I got the idea from.

The base is Kraft paper, I distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp distresser tool.
Next I layered on some of the GORGEOUS WASSAIL papers!

The Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel is stamped on and matted in more beautiful wassail paper.

I paper pieced her dress and wings with even more Basic Grey papers! Um..yeah, I'm addicted to BG paper! LOL! (Details at the bottom of the post about when you can get the Angel stamp for only $3.50)

The 'gold' color for the wings is from the Sugared pad but all other papers (except the Kraft) is from the Wassail pad.

For some shimmer on the wings, I went over them with Candle Light SHIMMERZ! Ooo....pretty!!!
I also only adhered the 'insides' of the wings and 'curled up' the edges for some dimension.

I used three tiny chocolate pearls on the angel's dress.

I embellished with the coordinating Basic Grey Wassail BUTTONS.
And, a rub-on from the Crate Paper Blue Hill Rub-ons.

I finished up by using this gorgeous CHOCOLATE SCALLOPED EDGE SATIN RIBBON for the 'hanger.'
This ribbon is so luxurious! It is one of the many NEW ribbons at Limelight.

Head over to Limelight Papercrafts!
Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps and ALL 12x12 Basic Grey patterned paper are 15% off!

Be sure to join us on the Limelight Papercrafts Blog on Thursday, November 27 for a sketch and product challenge...
You could win a Limelight Papercrafts GIFT CERTIFICATE!

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

I want to tell you that we (Limelight Papercrafts) are going to have one HUGE Black Friday Sale next weekend!!
The Angel stamp I used today will be only $3.50!!!
Plus the following:
Ribbon Iron Bundle $10 (Pebbles, Inc ribbon iron & 2 assorted ribbon packs)
Delectable Delights - $4.50 (Unity)
Beau Christmas - $6 (Odd Bird Planet)
Snowman - $10 (Odd Bird Planet)

Psst...I've got a FOR SALE list over on the right --->

Stamps ~ Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel
Paper ~ Kraft, Basic Grey Wassail, Basic Grey Sugared
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories ~ Candle Light Shimmerz, Chocolate Pearls, gold spica, Basic Grey Wassail Buttons, linen thread, Crate Paper Blue Hill rub-on, nesties, Chocolate Scalloped Edge Satin Ribbon, dimensionals

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Top Note Box

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Staying with the colors from CC193: Kraft, Real Red, Basic Black.

I came across a tutorial yesterday for this box using Top Note!
Isn't it cute??!!!

I used spicas and dazzling diamonds to shimmer up this cutie penguin.
And, how about this RED TWILL?! It is so fabulous!
It's just one of the new items over in the RIBBONS category at Limelight Papercrafts.

Stamps ~ Sleigh Full of Toys
Paper ~ white, real red, black, Kraft
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Accessories ~ Spicas, sakura stardust pen, dazzling diamonds, white gel pen, punches, jumbo eyelets, red twill, black brad, tag corner punch, dimensionals, cb snowflake folder, top note die, scor-pal, cuttlebug

I just love this penguin from this set, HOWEVER, I've decided to add this set, Sleigh Full of Toys, to my FOR SALE list over on the right.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Snowy Pinecones

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This is for CC193: Kraft, Real Red, Basic Black.

I won this Autumn Pine Cone stamp from Unity's Hip Hop Thursday a couple of weeks ago. I could wait to get it so I could put some snow on it!

I used liquid applique and snowdrift sparkle fibers as my snow.

Stamps ~ small script, Autumn Pine Cone by Unity
Paper ~ kraft, white, real red, black
Ink ~ versafine onyx black, adirondak espresso
Accessories ~ liquid applique, snowdrift sparkle fibers, nesties, ribbon, ww punch, dazzling diamonds, cb folder, cb die, dimensionals, white gel pen

**I've updated my FOR SALE list over on the top right --->
I've added some SU sets and wheels!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blog Candy Giveaways!

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I'm always coming across some awesome giveaways...

Ambrosia Butterfly

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I just LOVE this butterfly stamp and this butterfly paper!
The stamp is Alluring Butterfly and the paper is from the Basic Grey 6x6 pad Ambrosia.

I used Bic Mark Its to color two butterflies, one on the main Basic Grey white piece and another so I could cut out the wings and pop them up on dimensionals.

I used three bronze rhinestones on the 'corner' of the main image.
And, in the backgrouns is this YUMMY fuzzy dot ribbon!

Click the Weekly Specials button on the left of the LL site!
Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps and ALL 12x12 Basic Grey patterned paper are 15% off!

Be sure to join us at the Limelight Papercrafts Blog on Thursday, November 27 for a sketch and product challenge...
You could win a Limelight Papercrafts GIFT CERTIFICATE!

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

Stamps ~ Unity: Alluring Butterfly single, Simply Said
Paper ~ Basic Grey Ambrosia
Ink ~ Versafine onyx black, Bic Mark Its
Accessories ~ fuzzy dot ribbon, nesties, slit punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Monday, November 17, 2008

Coffee Shop

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Another challenge card for the WRAK challenges, this one is for WRFTGCC0807.

I absolutely love to go sit in the coffee shops at Barnes & Noble, Borders.... and read stamping magazines!

Aren't these chocolate pearls scrumptious?!!

To paper piece an image that was RAK'd to me, I trace onto vellum, lay the vellum over my dp and then cut.
All dp on this card is from the Basic Grey Eva 6x6 pad.

Stamps ~ Rubber Romance
Paper ~ white, Basic Grey Eva
Ink ~ black, Copics
Accessories ~ white pearl, chocolate pearls, white gel pen, nesties, sakura gel pen, clear spica pen, ribbon, dimensionals, Pebbles rub-on

Sunday, November 16, 2008

An Orchid

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This is for GKDMMMIX ~ use 3 different Gina K sets.
My three sets:
Orchid from Botanical Dreams
Sentiment from He is Risen
Swirls from Whimsical Autumn

The orchid is colored with Copics.

The pink is pearlized watercolor paint.
And the white is Angel Wings Shimmerz.

Stamps ~ Gina K Designs: Botanical Dreams, He is Risen, Whimsical Autumn
Paper ~ white, chocolate chip, Bella Rose
Ink ~ black, adirondak espresso
Accessories ~ nesties, shimmerz, pearlized watercolors, ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sleigh Bells Ring....

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Well, there is no sleigh on this card....but there is a bell!

I added a tiny bell to this sassy reindeer's collar...
but I didn't think Deer Bells Ring sounded as catchy... LOL!

This Reindeer is from The Magic of Christmas by Rupa Shevde at Gina K Designs.
Thanks to LuvLee for sending me this beautiful image!
The reindeer is colored with copics and then I went over with a clear spica for some shimmer.
The collar is done with a gold spica and I attached a small bell with crystal effects.

Add some metallic gold paper, gold organdy, red rhinestones and this card is all shimmery and dazzling!

Don't forget about the Limelight Sketch Challenge where you could WIN a Unity Single and Rhinestones of YOUR CHOICE!

My 'For Sale' list.

Stamps ~ Small Script; Gina K Designs: The Magic of Christmas
Paper ~ white, riding hood red, Bella Rose, Metallic Gold
Ink ~ black, versamark, copics
Accessories ~ clear spica, black spica, bell, red rhinestones, gold ep, gold organdy ribbon, slit punch, cb d'vine swirls folder, nesties, dimensionals

Friday, November 14, 2008

It's Hip Hop Hangover Friday!!

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I've got some Unity cards to share!

First off is a card from Jeanne's Clearly Unity Challenge: Make a card or project using Unity stamps with a clear element.

This is using the Unity set: Jolly Little Winter.
Learned lots from the fabu kwerner about clear cards HERE.Kristina's blog ROCKS! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!

I used Snowdrift Sparkle Fibers on my snowflakes!! Love 'em, they're soooo sparkley!

Next up I have a card I did for Ashley's Etsy Challenge.

The image is Unity's Swooshie Twist.
And the sentiment is from Unity's Simply Said.

I just love the blush pearls, adds such elegance.

Everything you see in GREEN I've linked up to Limelight Papercrafts!
There is a FABULOUS SALE going on right now!
AND, FREE shipping with $35 order!

See the post below on how you can WIN a Unity single and rhinestones of YOUR CHOICE!

Recipe for Penguin Acetate Card:
Stamps ~ Unity's Jolly Little Winter
Paper ~ acetate, going gray, pale plum, PTI sweet blush, KI Memories
Ink ~ versafine onyx black, copics
Accessories ~ cb snowflake die, snowdrift sparkle fibers, ribbons, slit punch, punches, sakura glaze pen, clear spica, dimensionals, white gel pen

Recipe for Swooshie Twist Card:
Stamps ~ Unity: Swooshie Twist, Simply Said
Paper ~ white, PTI: sweet blush, dp
Ink ~ Versafine onyx black
Accessories ~ sweet blush pearls, black satin ribbon, curly label punch, dimensionals

Thursday, November 13, 2008

These are a few of our favorite things...

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Unity Stamps and rhinestones that glitter.
Basic grey wassail paper that reminds me of winter.
Piggy tales, pearls, urban prairie buttons
Warm, fuzzy dotted May Arts Ribbons and rub-ons!

When the mojo's gone.
When I'm feeling, like I can't make a single thing.
I simply remember my favorite Limelight things
and then I don't feel so bad!

We're not leaving you for Broadway!
We're welcoming in the new DT members this week with a challenge featuring Our Favorite Things, from Limelight, of course!

The sketch challenge this week gives you lots of room to use any and every product from Limelight that you just couldn't live without!
If you don't have anything from Limelight, feel free to use what you do have!

Feel free to interpret the challenge in any way you want.
Want to scrap a page of your favorite family moments? Go for it!
Want to be-dazzle a card with all your favorite embellishments?
We can't wait to see it! Just jump in and get crafting!

Here are the details:
**Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on your favorite Limelight product.
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC008.
**Post a comment and a link to your card on Mandy's blog by Sunday, November 16th, at midnight to be in a random drawing for a Unity single stamp and package of Kaisercraft rhinestones of YOUR CHOICE!

I've got 2 cards for the sketch.
Here's my first one:

Oh how I love the kitty stamps by Pink Cat Studio!
This adorable image and sentiment are from the Christmas Kitty set.

I decided to go with non-traditional Christmas colors.
The super cute striped paper is Kaisercraft Sorbet Mint Fudge. Sounds YUMMY!
The pink piece on the top half is from the Basic Grey Sultry 6x6 pad.
AND, check out that totally fabu ribbon ~ Fuzzy/Center Dot Ribbon-Olive/Sage!!! Mandy has LOTS of NEW ribbons in the store so be sure the check them out!!

The sparkle on the tree is from Pixee Stix Silver Berry glitter.
There are 3 rhinestones under the sentiment for some dazzle.
The buttons in the lower right corner are from the Basic Grey Wassail Buttons pack.
And, I used two silver brads at the top.

Stamps ~ Christmas Kitty by Pink Cat Studio
Paper ~ Kaisercraft Sorbet Mint Fudge, Basic Grey Sultry 6x6 pad, white, chocolate chip
Ink ~ Adirondak Espresso, Versafine Onyx Black, Bic Mark Its, Copics
Accessories ~ fuzzy dot ribbon, pixee stix silverberry glitter, wassail buttons, silver brads, rhinestones, nesties, dimensionals

On to card #2:

Isn't this angel so sweet? It's just so Christmas-y! It is the Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel by Unity.
All of the paper on this card (except for the chocolate chip scalloped circle) is from the Basic Grey Wassail 6x6 pad.

I stamped her onto the 'white' paper from the Wassail pad and then again on the 'red' paper from the Wassail pad so that I could paper piece the angel's dress.
When I paper piece, I like to run the pieces through my Xyron so that it's good and sticky all over so it sticks well and lays flat to the 'main' piece.

Her wings are covered with SHIMMERZ!
I used the Candle Light Shimmerz. One thing I like about Shimmerz is that the black lines that you paint over still show through. However, I did go back and trace the black swirls in the wings so that they would stand out a little more.

The ribbon is one of my favorite ribbons at Limelight: Brown/Antique Gold.
The buttons on this card are also from the pack of Wassail Buttons.
And, there are two gold brads at the top.

Stamps ~ Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel by Unity
Paper ~ Basic Grey Wassail 6x6 pad, chocolate chip
Ink ~ Versafine Onyx Black, Copics
Accessories ~ brown/antique gold ribbon, wassail buttons, candle light shimmerz, gold brads, nesties

See the post right below this one for the FABU SALE going on right now at LIMELIGHT PAPERCRAFTS!!!

Be sure to visit the other Limelight Ladies for some more inspiration!!
Links over and up on the right ----->