Friday, October 31, 2008

Stamp Something Friday!

Happy Halloween! Today's Stamp Something challenge is Halloween Somethings.

Here is mine:

Have a great, fun, and safe Halloween, thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team has done!

Supplies: paper - olive, ww, spooky swirls (Pebbles) acc - black gg, dimensionals, spooky stickers

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge!

It's time once again for a Ladies in the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! Here's the important info:
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!

Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on holiday colors, embellishments, and paper (Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate!) .

Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC007
Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog, all entries must be submitted by Sunday, November 2nd, at midnight.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my sample:

Here is the inside of the card: I used the Red Tag CB alphabet that I got off ebay for $10.50!!! Yes, you read that right, the deal of the century. Even my hubby was impressed!!!

Check out what the rest of the dt has done with this challenge:






Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for Stamp Something Friday!

Supplies: stamps - Dovely Joy paper - Dingaling Diamonds, Winter Wonderland, Dashing Through the Snow (all TaDa), purely pomegranate ink - versamark acc - white ep, oval nesties, red tag cb alpha, diamond bling brads, white twill

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Layer Christmas Cards

I've REALLY been into making super-quick cards lately, so here's the Christmas versions:

I like them both, but I think the layout works better with the horizontal one.
Thanks for stopping by, there's a Limelight challenge tomorrow and you know what Friday is!
stamps - Heartwarmers (CHF)
paper - ww
ink - tuxedo memento, copics
acc - ribbon, clear spica pen (for hearts), dimensionals (ornaments are popped up because copics soak through)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Wow, great Limelight deals!

All Pink Cat Studio Stamp Sets are 15% off this week!

Also, our Halloween products are on sale for those last-minute projects! 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!

We are giving away a FREE Core'dinations Chocolate Box Assorted Pack this week! Simply sign up for the newsletter to be eligible! Click here for details!

So head on over and start shopping! Limelight Papercrafts

Published card

This is the card I had published in Cards magazine a few months ago. It was fun to get a free magazine and see myself in there with lots of great talent!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Live Your Dream
paper - choc, sky, wasabi, ww, afternoon tea dsp
ink - choc
acc - dimensionals, circle punch, choc taffeta, mat pack & piercer

Monday, October 27, 2008

Simple One-Layer Card

Before we get to the card, I'll just have you know that I sent the apple pie card to someone!!!!
A dear friend made us an apple pie right after Chad's surgery, so I sent the card to her as a thank you! It worked out perfectly and she loved it. Too bad I don't have any chicken casserole stamps, lol!
Here's a very simple, easy, one-layer card for you: Kraft paper + craft ink + ribbon = clean and simple!
stamps - Flirty Flowers (Unity), Eastern Blooms (SU)
paper - kraft
ink - eggplant, lavender, and white craft
acc - kiwi gg

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Two Hip Hop Cards

I made these two cards for Unity's Hip Hop Thursday. This first one was for the Mostly Pink Challenge.

And this one was for the Striped Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

(happy fall)
stamps - Fall Festival
paper - kraft, regal rose, pink pirouette, pink pirouette patterns dsp, ww
ink - rich cocoa memento, copics
acc - olive gg, white button, dimensionals

stamps - Trick or Treat Peeps
paper - olive, pumpkin, ww, spooky stripes (Pebbles)
ink - tuxedo memento
acc - eggplant gg, circle punches, CE, thickers, dimensionals

Friday, October 24, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Today's challenge at Stamp Something is being hosted by Jessica from There She Goes stamps. The challenge is Something For the Birds, so I pulled out Branching Out and made some trees for the birds! (Okay, I know it's a stretch, but I didn't read the challenge carefully enough before making my sample!!!)
The blog candy up for grabs for the winning participant is a set of There She Goes stamps, so get stamping and link it up to the Stamp Something blog!

Thanks for stopping by, I love reading all your comments!

stamps - Branching Out
paper - olive, choc, bashful blue, frosty day dsp
ink - rich cocoa memento
acc - tangerine gg, word window punch, pearl (Kaisercraft)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Halloween deals at Limelight!

All Halloween items are on sale this week at Limelight, head on over and check it out!

Warm & Toasty

I just love this Jolly Little Winter penguin set by Unity, available at Limelight. These little guys just make me smile! So I attempted to make a room-scape, don't know how well I did. I wasn't quite sure where to put the sentiment, but here you go. I used several oval nesties to make the rug, and the penguin is popped up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for Stamp Something Friday!

Don't forget to stop by Limelight (link above), Mandy's got Basic Grey Wassail in along with some Core-dinations and other great stuff (more Unity stamps, yay)!

stamps - Jolly Little Winter
paper - kraft, ww, natural confetti, olive
ink - memento tuxedo, copics, white craft
acc - oval nesties, dimensionals, key tag punch, white opal liquid pearls

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apple Pie

Okay, so don't laugh at me! This is one of those cards that I have no idea to whom or for what occasion I would send it, but it's still cute! Maybe I've just got apples on the brain - my mom and I took the baby to pick apples last week, and there is NOTHING like the smell of fresh picked apples in a road-side stand. Mmmmm, I could stand there for hours! Ohio has GREAT apples!

I am quickly coming to love Kim Hughes stamps from CHF, they are so cute and fun to color! Plus these colors are so vibrant and fun!
stamps - Baked With Love (CHF)
paper - kraft, kiwi, olive, choc textured, real red
ink - memento tuxedo, versamark, copics
acc - red button, scallop edge punch, wide oval punch, red gg, mat pack & piercer, naturally serif die, dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by, I leave you with a couple pictures from the afore-mentioned apple picking trip.

This is the only apple he actually picked the whole time, but he loved putting them in the bag!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


This card was cased from Dawn McVey, I just love her clean fresh style! And she's a sweetie, too. I'm starting to get back in the stamping groove, woohoo! Hubby is doing very well, though still tires pretty easily. Our friends and family have organized a little event for us, here's the info if you are interested: spaghetti dinner

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Fundamental Phrases
paper - kraft, sparkly white, choc textured, rhred patterns
ink - choc
acc - rhred gg, felt snowflakes, rhinestone brad, CE, dazzling diamonds

Monday, October 20, 2008

Holiday Mini swap card 3

I think this is the last one, I don't know, I can't remember!!
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Season of Friendship
paper - tangerine, kraft, choc, ww, hawaii papaya dsp
ink - choc, olive, tangerine, kiwi
acc - mat pack & piercer, vintage brad, wide oval punch, dimensionals

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holiday Mini swap card 2

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Winter Post, Merry & Bright
paper - bashful blue, choc, olive, frosty day dsp
ink - versamark, choc
acc - white ep, circle punch, vintage brad, word window punch, tangerine ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, October 17, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

I am so excited that my good friend Lisa has joined the Stamp Something design team, woohoo! Here is my sample for today's challenge:
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge

DH was discharged from the hospital Monday morning, and is doing pretty well. Very tired, though. We are staying at family's house because of the convenience and help, but I brought the baby home for his nap Tuesday. SO I GOT TO STAMP, YAY! I got my Limelight and Stamp Something Challenges both done, hooray! I wasn't sure I was going to be able to play, but it worked out. However, there will not be details and such listed today or tomorrow. I will link the respective blogs and you can check out the details there. Thanks for all your encouragement!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

RAKs part 2

More raks for your viewing pleasure!
(Krystie sent this along
with a shirt that has "Dreamcrusher" in rhinestones
across the front. Hilarious!!!)

(Can this girl color or what?!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Limelight Specials

Any order placed at Limelight Papercrafts TODAY ONLY 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!

RAKs part 1

Over the past few weeks, I have received some beautiful RAKs. I tried to remember to thank each of you individually, but if I missed you, THANK YOU!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Holiday Mini swap card 1

Here is the first of several cards I made for Holiday Mini swaps.

I love white ink on kraft paper! I stamped the skaters with chocolate craft ink on the patterned paper and highlighted it with my white gel pen. I love the Alpine ribbon too!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

stamps - Winter Post
paper - rhred, olive, kraft, ski slope dsp
ink - rhred, white & choc craft
acc - top note die, dimensionals, alpine ribbon, circle cutter, white gel pen

Friday, October 10, 2008


Hubby's surgery went very well, but it was a long day. Thanks to all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.

Stamp Something Friday!

Today's Stamp Something challenge was to Stamp Something for a Friend. Here's my sample:
Check out what the rest of the team made, make your own, and link it up for a chance to win some blog candy!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Simple Alpha (both PTI); Lined Paper backgrounder (CHF)
paper - kiwi, black, ww
ink - olive, pumpkin, black, baja breeze, black marker
acc - black brads, thickers (American Crafts)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Unity Wednesday Challenge

In the Unity forum on SCS, there is a group of stampers called the Unity Addicts, and every Wednesday they post a challenge. This week's challenge was to make a non-A2 card. So I jumped right in and made a Top Note card. And I just got this adorable penguin set Jolly Little Winter. It is soooo cute, I love it! Even if I'm NOT ready to think snow!
Quick notes: I added stickles to the snow, CE to the black of the penguin, and mounted the penguin on a pig tail to make it look like he's jumping around in the snow! Here's a closer view of the pig tail:
Thanks for stopping by! Hubby's surgery is tomorrow, so pray for us if you think of it. I have some pre-scheduled posts for you, so you won't even miss me!
stamps - Jolly Little Winter
paper - kraft, baja, ww
ink - memento tuxedo, white craft, copics
acc - rhred ribbon, top note die, stickles, CE, pig tail

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Check this out! Woohoo!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

WCMD challenge cards, part two

And here are the last four WCMD challenge cards I made this weekend.

Ways to Use It Challenge

Technique Challenge

Limited Supplies Challenge

Color Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (all stamps by Unity again)

{ways to use it}
stamps - Birds of a Feather, Mix up of Cuteness
paper - black, wasabi, ww, baja patterns
ink - memento tuxedo, copics
acc - black brads, nesties, dimensionals

{technique} stamps - My Biggest Wishes single, Mix up of Cuteness paper - tangerine, ww, kiwi, hawaii papaya dsp ink - choc acc - CE, circle punch, flower brad

{limited supplies} stamps - Trick or Treat Peeps paper - black, green galore, lavender, ww ink - memento tuxedo, copics, green galore acc - circle punches, dimensionals

{color challenge} stamps - gratitude=joy paper - basic gray, basic black, green galore, marigold morning ink - black acc - black brad, ivory ribbon, circle punches, spica clear glitter pen

Monday, October 6, 2008

WCMD challenge cards

I hope you all had a fun World Card Making Day, I did! I participated in the challenges at SCS using only Unity stamps because I am trying to win free stuff, lol! I finished all 7 challenges finally, so here are a few:

AJ's sketch challenge

Jimmi's Featured Stamper challenge

Inspiration ChallengeThanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (stamps all Unity, highlighted ones available at Limelight)

{sketch} stamps - Birds of a Feather paper - kraft, choc, ww, autumn vine dsp ink - rich cocoa memento, copics acc - choc brads, corner rounder, dimensionals, button

{fs} stamps - Trick or Treat Peeps paper - kraft, choc, lilac, green galore, ww, choc patterns ink - rich cocoa memento, copics acc - pumpkin gg

{inspiration} stamps - gratitude=joy, Birds of a Feather paper - mustard, choc, ww ink - versamark, rust, olive acc - white ep

Sunday, October 5, 2008

BINGO winner!

Thanks to everyone who played, hope you had fun!

Three people tied for the win with 11 correct selections, and chose
Thriftygranny as the winner. Congrats thriftygranny! Please email me your contact info, and I will pass it on to Mandy. becky(at)lakeshorestamper(dot)com.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Bingo Selections - Batch 3

acrylic block
die cuts
embossing powder

Bingo Selections - Batch 2

patterned paper

Bingo Selections - Batch 1



Woohoo, we are playing Bingo here!! Here's how it will work: (edited, I extended the time)

1. I will post a list of 25 card- and papercrafting-related words.

2. You will pick 15 of those words and leave them in a comment on this post by 11 PM EST.

3. Starting at 11:15 PM EST, I will post MY pre-selected choices in batches of 5. If you match all 15 of my choices, you have won BINGO! If there is more than one person that wins, I will use to pick a final winner.

4. Winner will be posted here sometime Sunday.

5. Want to know what you are playing for?
***Kaisercraft Bauble Album (Xmas ornament shaped)
***one sheet of each of the four papers in the TaDa Twinkly Tidings line
***one TaDa Frosty Flake unmounted rubber stamp

Okay, here we go - good luck! Pick your 15 from this list:

paper cutter
bone folder
patterned paper
acrylic block
die cuts
embossing powder

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

Here's a card I made for today:
I hope you are able to stamp something today, and play along in all the games
and prizes that Limelight and others have on today!
Start here at Mandy's blog for all the details.
Then check out the Limelight design team's blogs for more games:
and our guest hostess, AJ Otto
My game starts here at 8 AM, don't miss it!!!
Limelight Specials
For Friday and Saturday ONLY, we have a box of goodies ready to be added to ALL orders! Each order placed on October 3rd and 4th will receive one surprise item! *Examples include yards of ribbon, Stickles, sheets of paper, single unmounted stamps, and MORE!
Free shipping with orders of $35 or more! Only $5 shipping below the minimum!
stamps - Beautiful Blooms (PTI), Birds of a Feather (Unity)
paper - kraft, pink pirouette, ww, choc patterns
ink - choc, baja breeze, pink pirouette
acc - scallop edge punch, kiwi ribbon, BAB, mat pack & piercer, silver brads, flower die (provocraft), pop up glue dots

Friday, October 3, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

It's Friday, and time for another Stamp Something challenge! It was my turn to host, so I put forth a Fancy Folded Somethings challenge. Here is my accordian card (instructions can be found here):

F is for Friend

And here are pictures of the inside:

Make sure you check out the awesome creations of the rest of the team! I hope you get a chance to play along - leave a link to your card/project on the Stamp Something blog, and you could win some great blog candy!

Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow for WCMD!!!!!! Don't miss it!

Supplies: stamps - Upsy Daisy paper - Haiku dsp, olive, vanilla, saffron, mustard ink - saffron, tangerine, chocolate acc - chipboard, oval nesties, flower fusion, vintage brad, dimensional, olive gg

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge, WCMD Deets

This is going to be a bit long, fasten your seatbelts!

Time for another Limelight Ladies (or Six Chicks as we will now be called!) Sketch and Product Challenge!

Are you feeling a little "batty" lately? Must be because Halloween is just around the corner! Just in time, we have a Ladies in the Limelight sketch and product challenge focusing on Halloween! This week the product focus is a little different so pay attention! Use anything Halloween themed or Halloween colors and remember they don't have to be from Limelight for you to play along! Use what you have.

>>Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on any Halloween themed products or colors.
>>Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC005
>>Leave a comment and link your card on Mandy's blog for the chance to win some Halloween blog candy.
Here's the sketch:

And here's my sample:

Supplies: stamps - Trick or Treat Peeps paper - olive, pumpkin, spooky stripes/orange dots
ink - memento tuxedo black, copics, versamark acc - eggplant gg, wide oval punch

WCMD Details

1- Please remember to mark your calendars for this coming Saturday, October 4 for our World Card Making Day Celebration at Limelight!! There will be games, over $200 worth of giveaways, FUN, and special sales at the store! More details to come! CLICK HERE for the details!

2- Mandy and all the dt members will have games posted for that day, so check in early!

3- Save up to 20% off ALL of the following: (all week)
Limelight DT call
Mandy has posted a call for those interested in being on the Limelight Team. I hope you will apply, it's a blast! Click here for all the details.
Okay, that's enough from me for today, have a good one!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Getting Rid of Some Stuff

I have some stuff I want to get rid of, so take a look and contact me at
becky(at)lakeshorestamper(dot)com if you are interested!

Shipping is listed, but I will combine shipping if you would like multiple items.

copics (never used)
ciao - B00, B02, G21 $3 each + $1.50 shipping
sketch - G24, G29 $4 each + $1.50 shipping

memento dew drops ink pads (barely used)
tuxedo black $2.50 + $2 shipping
rich cocoa $2.50 + $2 shipping

palette ink cubes, 4 packs (1-inch cubes, never used)
Monet (reflection blue, iris, belle rose, water lily green) $7 + $2.50 s/h
Renoir (cote azure, boudoir blush, giverny green, violette) $7 + $2.50 s/h
Morisot (burnt sienna, haystack, raw sienna, orangerie) $7 + $2.50 s/h
Lautrec (moulin rouge, cognac, landscape, beaux arts blue) $7 + $2.50 s/h

palette ink cubes, singles (1-inch cubes, barely used)
lavender sachet $1.75 + $1.50 s/h
sweet blush (PTI) $1.75 + $1.50 s/h

I accept Paypal only. Thanks for looking!

Swap Card 2

Here's another swap card I made recently. Pretty simple!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Say It With Scallops
paper - bashful, not quite navy, olive, maine blueberry dsp
ink - versamark
acc - white ep, circle punches, scallop border punch, olive gg, vintage brad, dimensionals