Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Paper

I got new paper today from Limelight....I ended up with the BG Offbeat, Sultry, and Urban Prairie. I used some from the Offbeat collection....I love those colors!

Don't you love that satin ribbon? It also came from Limelight, as well as the buttons! Hop on over and check things out!

Stamps: Unity December kotm
Paper: PTI dark chocolate and white, BG Offbeat
Ink: Soft Suede and Baja Breeze - both SU
Misc: buttons, twine, luscious satin ribbon!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My First Mercy Sketch

One of my New Years Resolutions is to try and do more challenges, so I'm starting early. Today I did Mercy's Tuesday Sketch . What a fun one it was! Talk about talent over there....whew, thats where all the popular girls hang out! Seriously, all of the cards are just fabulous....go check it out.

Here is my take on the sketch!

Stamps: Unity December kotm
Paper: Cool Caribbean (can't believe I used a piece from my stash), Pure Poppy, Red SU dp, White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Cool Caribbean
Misc: ribbon, silver pearls, nesties, scalloped border punch

In other news....if you haven't been over to Limelight lately, go check out Mandy's sale! She's also got some fabulous new Basic Grey coming in next week - you're going to love it!!! You'll find some of THE BEST customer service on the web in Mandy's store!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to follow my blog, one of my other resolutions is to post to it more in 2010.

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Another CAS Card

This is another CAS card I made this week for the challenge over at SCS.

I used my Unity December kotm for the sentiment, and the Medallion is from Verve.

Stamps: Medallion Verve, Unity December kotm
Paper: PTI white
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: buttons, rhinestones

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Clean and Simple

Time for another CAS challenge over at SCS. This week was an inspiration challenge from this website. I chose this piece for my inspiration... Snow Globe

I got some new PTI sets for Christmas and really wanted to get them inked up. This is the Turning a New Leaf set.

Stamps: Turning a New Leaf PTI, Vintage Baskets PTI
Paper: Ripe Avocado, PTI dp, vanilla, choc chip
Ink: choc chip, ripe avocado
Misc: twine, button, scallop edge punch
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas...and a Limelight Sketch!

Wow, been a while since I've been on my blog. I've been scrambling to get last minute things taken care of before Christmas....and its down to the wire!! I'm feeling pretty confident that I can pull it all off now.
Today is a sketch challenge over at have GOT to check out Mandy's sale thats happening!!! I know I'll be filling up my cart as soon as Christmas is over and I have some of the Christmas cash in hand!
*Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly, and select holiday stamps 30% off!
*Cosmo Cricket Oh Joy! Crafting Kit ONLY $10!
*Selected Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, and other products at major savings!
*October Afternoon Good Cheer and Very Merry & Jillibean Soup Grandma's Christmas Soup 20% off!
*We have plenty of October Afternoon Very Merry papers, sticker shapes, and Flashcard Books in stock. PERFECT for preserving those precious memories!
Todays sketch is all about the stars! I'm guilty of moving my sentiment though! (Sorry Mandy...I'm such a rule breaker!)

Stamps: Bevy of Butterflies from Unity
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bittersweet dp from Basic Grey
Misc: BG buttons, twine, star punch


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Monday, December 14, 2009


Do these buttons make my curves look fat???

Curves was the order of the day for the CAS challenge over at SCS. How I'm a curvy girl!!

This was such a fun card to make! All these curves that are "in" right now are new to me though, I must admit! I used my Creative Memories cutting system, with the curved cutting thingamajig (love that word), works perfect for this. The paper (which I'm in love with) is the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly which I got over at Limelight - did I mention I love this paper?
Since it was a CAS challenge, I just plopped on some buttons, did a little distressing on the edges, did some piercing and added the sentiment from PTI's Vintage Baskets. I got it to curve, by simply moving it around a little on the acrylic block....go ahead, try it with some of your clear stamps, its pretty cool!
Stamps: PTI Vintage Baskets
Paper: Blue Bayou, CC Jolly by Golly
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: piercer, buttons, distressing stuff, twine
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Limelight Sketch Challenge

Today is a sketch day over at Limelight.....and be sure to check out the MAJOR sale that Mandy has going on!!!

Just enter NOEL at checkout and receive 20% off of your entire order! Yeh, you heard me right....20%!!!!

The sketch for this week is:

What a fun sketch huh?? Glitter is the order of the week as well, so go ahead load it up.

The Details:**Use the sketch provided and the focus is on GLITTER!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC036
**Post a comment with a link to your card on
Mandy's blog by Sunday, Dec 13 at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ a container of
Stampendous Apple Red glitter AND a container of Moonstone Sparkle Fibers!!(Winner is chosen randomly from all participants.)

Although I don't have a huge aversion to glitter....I must confess that I'm a little paranoid about it, so I don't own any! *gasp* Sooooo....since I'm such a rule follower, I had to get lots of sparkle on my card. You'll notice in each of the scallops there is a dot of Diamond Stickles! I also traced the Happy Birthday with a stardust pen. Then to really set it off I spritzed it (3 times to be exact) with the Babys Breath Glimmer Mist. If you don't have glimmer must check it out - especially with the 20% off sale going on! My paper I used comes from the Cosmo Cricket - Jolly by Golly line...another of your must haves!!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009


We have a winner!!!! Congrats Kathy, send my your snail mail and we'll get it out to you!

Min: 1
Max: 11
Result: 3

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Clean and Simple exciting to be chosen to be on the CAS Design Team for the winter term over at SCS. I've been on cloud 9 since I found out on Friday evening. I've tried to share my excitement with my husband and two sons....but I honestly don't think they "get it"! I mean...this is huge for me....but they just don't seem to understand. Oh well, thats why I'm here sharing my excitement in blog land. Hopefully you all can get excited for me. first post as a CAS DT member.....I couldn't make just 1 card! I'm going to share all of them on here. Those of you that know can understand this!

Stamps: SU Home for Christmas
Paper: chocolate chip, soft suede, pure poppy, white
Ink: choc chip
Misc: Alpine ribbon, prisma pencils

Stamps: Sentiment from PTI Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: PTI White, Choc chip, Pure poppy
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Misc: ribbon, buttons, twine, punch

Stamps: PTI Peaceful Poinsettia
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Pure Poppy
Misc: ribbon, button, twine, MS pine branch punch

The challenge was to use a combination of Red, Brown and white or vanilla. I love all 3 of them, I don't think I could pick a favorite!

As always...thanks for stopping by today!

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Countdown to Christmas in the Limelight

I am so excited to be the Guest Designer this month at Limelight....thank you so much Mandy!

The project challenge at Limelight was to make a calendar or a countdown project of some kind. I couldn’t stop at just one, so I have 2 projects to share with you today.

The first thing I’d like to share is a calendar project. We had leftover magnetic calendars from 2009 at my work, and they were going to be thrown out. I snagged them and brought them home…knowing I could use them for something! I used some Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket paper to cover the calendars. I then downloaded a 3 x 5 calendar at cut them out and put them on the front! Quick and easy calendars to hand out to friends/family. Perfect for the fridge, and with all the Basic Grey/Cosmo Cricket that Mandy has over at LL, there is a color scheme for everyone!

Now I’d like to share my countdown till Christmas project. I’ve been seeing some of these blocks around the internet and thought I’d take a stab at it.

The blocks are 1-1/2” x 1-1/2”. First I cut out some Basic Gray Wassail paper in the sizes I’d need. I then used mod podge to cover my blocks and then put the paper on, then mod podged over the paper. I let that dry and then sanded the edges with a nail file. I then used my soft suede ink pad and a sponge and smeared that on all of the corners….I love that vintage look.

The next step took some thinking, and that was figuring out what numbers needed to go onto each block. I eventually found it on the internet (didn’t save the link though to give credit)….anyways….on 1 block you need 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and on the other block you need 0, 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9….make sure you use a 9 that can be used as a 6 also!!! That is very important.

The little wooden holder was also covered with BG Wassail paper….and I used the soft suede to make it look stained…..that was much easier than painting or staining it. I decided to take advantage of my full jar of burgundy buttons and I put them all along the top. I am just tickled to death with how this turned out. The sentiment on the front was computer generated.

Make sure to stop by the other design team members blogs to check out their projects for today!

Lisa A.
Lisa H.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Free Stuff

Who wants free stuff???
How about some Basic Grey Undressed Holiday Chipboard???

Limelight has a great sale going on this week, so make sure you pop on over there and check it out!!!

On sale through Wednesday , 12/10:

All Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, Nook & Pantry, and Wassail - 15% off!
All Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. - 20% off!
Open Stock Jillibean Soup 12x12 patterned papers - Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

All you have to do to win this chipboard is tell me how many Christmas cards you will make and send out this year!

Make sure to leave me a comment by Monday night at midnight EST, I'll post a winner on my blog Tuesday morning bright and early.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Double Challenge Card

This is a double challenge card from over at SCS. I loved yesterdays color challenge but just never got around to playing last night. It was just one of those days and when I got home, I zonked out. In fact, I almost fell asleep while getting my hair cut!!!

So when I saw todays sketch....this vision appeared in my head immediately. Now....I don't normally picture things in my mind before I make them. Normally they way I'm wired is.....I see a challenge, and I just run with it, and what you get is what you get. Not today though! And the best thing, is that this is exactly how it was in my mind!!! I used tons of layers on this and love how it turned out.

Ok, so I totally had to try and get a close up of all these layers.....aren't they luscious???

Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Shady Daisy, Studio G Series 32 sentiment
Paper: Kraft, Black, White
Ink: Versafine Black
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kitty Card

Todays card is a kitty card!!! I got the stamp from Limelight if you haven't been over there to check out Mandy's stuff....go ahead. The customer service is awesome and the shipping is uber fast!!!

I'm so happy to announce that Mandy has chosen me to be a guest designer for the entire month of December! How awesome is that! I look forward to sharing Limelight goodness with you for the next 4 wks!!!!

Aren't these kitties just the cutest!!!???


Stamps: Fluffles Jingle
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Pixie Pink, Cosmo Cricket dp, and white
Misc: dew drops, copics and prismas

Thanks for dropping in today....and be sure to check back this week, I'll have some special stuff on Saturday!

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