Sunday, August 31, 2008

Blog Candy!!!

I am totally late with this, but thanks to all of you who stop here regularly and got my hits up to 50,000! I am so appreciative of all your kind words. So here's the loot:
metal liquid glue
doodlebug wedding stickers
scenic route chipboard
metal-rimmed tags
metal tags
lavender stickles
baby blue and lemon yellow liquid pearls
bazzill ribbon wings (sliders)
assortment of dew drops
and maybe a few other surprises!

Wanna win this? All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post telling me your favorite thing about fall! I will use to pick a winner on Thursday night at 9pm EST. One entry per person, please.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Limelight Limitless Limbs!

It's been a while since I showed you a card using Limelight products, so here you go! This was the first time I used Limitless Limbs, and it won't be the last time. So many options! The striped paper is Basic Grey Sultry, as are the brads. The sentiment is from a Unity set Limelight just started carrying, Mix-up of Cuteness. I cut out the owl and popped her up on dimensionals.

Don't forget: August 25 - August 31, receive 10% off of anything YOU choose! Simply enter the code LOVETHELIME at checkout! Free shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum! Woohoo!

I am excited because college football starts today, go Buckeyes!!! (Sorry, Lisa, Kristin, and Danielle, I can no longer talk to you until the season's over, lol!) Yes, I was surrounded by Michigan fans at convention and survived! I love college football (and most sports), now if I could only get hubby interested in stamping!

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to stop by Limelight too!

stamps - Limitless Limbs, Mix-up of Cuteness
paper - kiwi, chocolate, ww, sultry basic grey dsp
ink - kiwi, olive, chocolate, rich cocoa memento, copics
acc - sultry brads, scallop punch, corner rounder

Friday, August 29, 2008

Stamp Something Friday is Back!!

Today's Stamp Something Challenge theme is Back to School. So I started with a wasabi base and rolled on some dotted lines. I also incorporated several school staple items such as a "blackboard", "notebook paper", and an apple.
Be sure to check the rest of the design teams samples! Also play along if you can!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

stamps - Tart & Tangy, Short Order alpha
paper - wasabi, white, black, celery, real red
ink - white craft, real red, wasabi, chocolate marker
acc - red gg, spiral punch, foam number (Target), scallop punch, 1-1/4 & 1-3/8 circle punches

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Baby Girl

Friends of ours just adopted a little girl, so I made this to go along with their baby shower gift! It turned out very cute if I do say so myself, heehee!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Punches Three
paper - kraft, kiwi, ww, chocolate patterns dsp
ink - kiwi, pink pirouette, cocoa marker
acc - large oval punch, corner rounder, CE, silver brads, dimensionals, sweet blush grosgrain (PTI)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Flower Fusion Too!

I am so proud of myself for using this many flowers and not hoarding them all, lol! This card is for Natasha's CAS Fall-to Layout 10. I clustered my flowers more and layered them too. Random placement takes practice!Supplies:
stamps - On Your Birthday
paper - chocolate, chocolate patterns, white
ink - chocolate, baja breeze
acc - sweet blush gg (PTI), Flower Fusion Too, silver brads, chocolate brads (Darice)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Limelight Discount, woohoo!

Want 10% off all Limelight Papercrafts orders this week? Use the code LOVETHELIME at checkout!!! Head on over and check it out!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

No Ribbon!

Just a quick card for your viewing pleasure today! I broke out my new Maine Blueberry dsp, and it's almost as cool as the new Patterns dsp. Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - On Your Birthday
paper - olive, navy, ww, Maine Blueberry dsp
ink - navy
acc - chipboard, star punches, subtles brad, dimensionals

Friday, August 22, 2008

Favoritest Card So Far...

. . . with my new goodies. I just {heart} the new Patterns dsp so much, it is very cool and a lot better than Prints! It's hard to see how nice the patterns really are in the catty, but let me tell you, I haven't stopped flipping through my pack. Here's one of the new patterns:
Another simple card, hope you enjoy! (Blog candy is still being worked on.)

The Stamp Something design team has this week off, but the runners-up and winners to the contests have an assignment this week, so head over and check it out! Your regularly scheduled Stamp Something Friday will be back next week.

stamps - Pocket Silhouettes, All Holidays
paper - kraft, ww, choc Patterns dsp
ink - choc, RH red
acc - silver HPH, RH red gg, dimensionals

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Limelight Challenge!

The Limelight Design Team Challenge for today is a sketch and product challenge. Brandi was inspired by li'l ole me (these cards) to issue a challenge using rub-ons and stickers to make a quick card! Play along by Sunday, and you could win a great prize! Here's the sketch:

And here are my samples: (I did one with a sticker and one with a rub-on)

Check out what the other designers have done:





If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword LLPC002. Here is what you can win by participating: this and this.

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate all your comments!

Supplies: paper - white, Euphoria (Basic Grey), Sultry (Basic Grey) acc - black grosgrain, Silver Summer rub-ons (Basic Grey), Wedding Cake stickers (Duplicates), page pebble, nesties

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Goodies

My new stuff came yesterday, and I just had to play a little bit. Here are two super simple cards. I am so happy to finally have In Color ribbon, woohoo!
I'm working on class cards, so I'll have more to share later this week, and I haven't forgotten about the blog candy. Also, tomorrow is a Limelight Challenge!

See ya!

stamps - Pocket Silhouettes, Flight of the Butterfly
paper - confetti
ink - choc, baja, tangerine
acc - tangerine, baja ribbon

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Limelight Watermelon

I told you I love watermelon! This one was created with a rub-on on two colors of cardstock. I rubbed-on the rind of the watermelon on wasabi paper and cut it out. I rubbed-on the rest of the watermelon on coral paper and cut it out also. I then attached both pieces to a white circle and layered it on a celery scallop circle. I dry embossed a row of dots on a coral strip with my crop-a-dile (I used the top part of an order form to get the row straight - try it!)
I attached a blue strip and my embossed coral strip to a wasabi base, added buttons, foam stickers I found in the Target $1 spot, and a ribbon before attaching the watermelon circle with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by! My counter went past 50,000 this weekend, so I'm rustling up some blog candy - stay tuned!!!

paper - wasabi, bashful blue, celery, coral, ww
acc - Basic Grey Silver Summer Rub-ons (from Limelight), wasabi ribbon, foam stickers, white buttons, circle nesties

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Inspired by Nature

I just had to break out this set after seeing the beautiful cards my friends Lisa and Kristin were making with it! My mojo is missing, so I did what I always when this happens: go back to super simple old favorite layouts, or case the catalog. In this instance, I went back to an old layout that is sooooo simple and easy. I used sponges to ink the flower in pink pirouette, then sponged on some riding hood red and chocolate ink. I colored the stem with the olive marker, and popped up the whole main image layers with dimensionals. I hope my mojo returns soon, I got some swaps to be working on!!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Inspired By Nature, Fresh Cuts
paper - pink piro, RH red, ww
ink - pink piro, RH red, chocolate, olive marker
acc - olive twill ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, August 15, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

The Stamp Something Challenge for today was to create something "Summer". Well, what I love most about summer is: and:

For the bbq card, I stamped the bbq in memento tuxedo ink and colored it with copics. The mitt was white embossed on riding hood red cs and cut out.

The watermelon card is actually quite small, it's the largest circle nestie folded in half, and I used other circle nesties for the white and pink parts. The seed is actually a leaf.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (bbq card) stamps - Backyard Barbecue, Simple Alphabet (PTI), Canvas paper - riding hood red, only orange, green galore, pacific point, baja breeze, ww ink - Tuxedo (Memento), riding hood red, versamark acc - jumbo eyelets, copics, 3/4" circle punch, foam stickers (Target $1 spot), dimensionals

(watermelon card) stamps - Beautiful Blooms (PTI) paper - wasabi, ww, pink passion ink - black acc - circle nesties

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Unity is in the house!

At Limelight, that is! Check it out!

Happy birthday to Drew, co-owner of Limelight Papercrafts! From August 11 - August 17, receive 31% off everything in our Accessories Category! Chalks, Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, and more! Free shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!

Great deals here, so head on over and check them out!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I originally made this card for the Clean and Simple blog, but it's too pretty not to share here too!

I used strips of celery and sky dsp as well as a strip of kraft paper with a whole row of brads. Each strip was mounted on the white card base, I tied a chocolate taffeta ribbon around it and added some piercing at the top. I stamped the sentiment from Always on white with chocolate ink, and then added some stamped off flowers from the same set. SISTER is stamped with PTI's Simple Alphabet set.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great week!

stamps - Always, Simple Alphabet
paper - ww, kraft, sky and celery dsp
ink - chocolate, sky, celery
acc - key tag punch, mat pack & piercer, chocolate taffeta, vintage brads

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Limelight Stuff

Here are my first two cards using Limelight stuff Mandy sent to me! I thought they turned out pretty cute.
The beach balls are Duplicate stickers that I punched out to make them small enough to fit on the white strip. I added some sunflower pearl glitter to the beach balls for some sparkle. The sentiment is a Basic Grey rubon.

The rings are more Duplicates stickers . I added some stickles to the diamonds for sparkle, though you can't really tell from the pics.

Thanks for stopping by!
(summer card)
paper - bashful blue, yoyo yellow, wasabi dsp, ww (SU)
acc - stickers, rubon, pearl glitter, tangerine grosgrain (SU), 1-1/4" circle punch, scallop border punch

(best wishes card)
stamps - Paper Tray (PTI)
paper - basic gray, pink pirouette, ww (SU)
ink - basic gray (SU)
acc - 1-3/8" circle punch, rhinestone brad, stickers, white satin ribbon, swiss dots embossing folder

Friday, August 8, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Happy Friday everyone! Today was my turn to host the challenge over at Stamp Something, so I did a color challenge. Use any combination of pink, green, and blue that you want to. I hope you get to play, link up your creation on the Stamp Something blog and get entered for some blog candy! Anyway, here is my sample:
This is a sketch from SCS, I don't remember which one, but I love it! My color combo is pirouette pink, kiwi kiss, and blue bayou, with some chocolate and soft sky thrown in.

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the rest of the team's samples!

stamps - Stemming From, sentiment (Endless Creations)
paper - blue bayou, soft sky, chocolate, kiwi, pirouette, ww, Jersey Shore dsp
ink - pirouette, kiwi, chocolate, white craft
acc - scallop border punch, 3 for you punch, 3/4" circle punch, silver brads

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Stuff at Limelight!

New Pink Cat Studio stamps are in over at Limelight! Lily and Billy Accessories and Limitless Limbs. Head on over and check it out! Also, from August 4 - August 10, receive 20% off of all Envelopes and 15% off all Rub-ons! Free shipping with orders of $35 or more, and only $5 shipping below the minimum! Woohoo, I better get my order in!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

CASE-ing Lisa

Just had a little scare, I haven't been able to view my blog the last two days, and it was starting to freak me out! But thankfully it fixed itself, so I am good to go. Phew!

I'm back from convention, had a great time, more on that later! Here is a card I made that is a total case of this one by my friend Lisa, who I got to meet and hang around with at convention.
Anyway, convention was fabulous! The best part was meeting some of my online friends in real life. We had a great time hanging out, eating together, touring the SU home office (it's beautiful!), and stamping together. I'll be sharing pictures throughout the next few days/weeks. Sending a shout out to my wonderful roommate, Danielle! We had fun staying up late talking, looking at swaps, getting stuck in an elevator that wouldn't close because so many people were in it, swapping, trying to find our friends, in the monstrous crowds, etc. Such fun! She gave me a cute little person pen to put on my bag to make it stand out, and some chocolate covered mini Oreos. Yeah, no pictures because they are almost gone, lol! Thanks, Danielle!

Here is what was waiting on our lunch tables the first day:
Yes, that's real edible chocolate medallions on the cupcakes! And here is a picture of my Great Swaps Girls, it was awesome to meet them!

Thanks for stopping by and enduring my long post!
stamps - It's Your Birthday
paper - bayou, ww, sky, wasabi, pomegranate
ink - bayou
acc - bayou ribbon, RR brads

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hi There!

I sent this card off to a good friend of mine who I hope to meet IRL someday! She is so sweet and nice! Hope it made your day happy, Jackie!
I ran the card base through my Cuttlebug with an scalloped oval nestie (with the tan embossing mat) to get the raised edges. I used a coordinating regular oval nestie as a mask and sponged lemon tart ink on the inside. Stamped the branch in landscape, the owl in burnt umber, and the sentiment in summer sunrise, then tied a summer sunrise knot around the card to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Bird Greetings (Hero Arts)
paper - ww
ink - (all palette) lemon tart, summer sunrise, landscape, burnt umber
acc - summer sunrise gg, nesties

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Convention Swap Three

And here's the last convention swap:
I only made a dozen of these as it was my least favorite. I think it kinda looks like a flag!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Classic Backgrounds, Wonderful Words,
paper - kraft, ww, baja breeze, pacific point
ink - riding hood red, choc chip
acc - mat pack & piercer, large star punch, olive gg, silver brad

Friday, August 1, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

So today's challenge was another Thank You challenge. This is for all of you that have played along with us so far!
Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the rest of the team's samples!

stamps - True Friend
paper - river rock, wild wasabi, very vanilla, really rust, Apple Cider dsp
ink - rust, chocolate, wasabi
acc - corner rounder, jumbo eyelets, pewter brad, dimensionals