Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sweet Thing

A nice springy card is in order for today, but boy was it hard to switch gears from Christmasy/wintery stuff! My friend Jackie does this awesome layering thing with ghost shapes and buttons and stuff, and this is my attempt at it. The card needs something else, but nothing was working so I left it alone.
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - cupcakes a la yummy
paper - kraft, cool caribbean, ww, celery, urban prairie
ink - memento, copics
acc - ghost heart, word window punch, urban prairie buttons, crochet thread, ruby red liquid pearls

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Warm Winter Wishes

Well, I thought my life would be getting back to normal today, but my little boy is not feeling well. We had family gatherings Sat, Sun, and Mon, but now I'm done! And there's enough leftovers in the fridge so I don't have to cook real soon.

Here's a quick card I whipped up using PCS's Limitless Limbs:

Mandy's running another sale over at Limelight:

Happy New Year from Limelight Papercrafts! What's on sale December 29-January 4? WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE! Enter BALLDROP (one word) at checkout to receive 15% off your entire purchase!
Thanks for stopping by!
paper - baja, basic gray, ww
ink - baja, pacific, basic gray

Sunday, December 28, 2008


After the holidays, I'm sure we all feel we need some of this: Simplicity!
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - gratitude=joy
paper - kraft, choc, soft sky, ww
ink - artichoke, versamark
acc - white ep, dimensionals, eyelet brads

Don't forget: Limelight is offering a sale until Dec. 28. Enter XmasGift (one word) at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Christmas Card(s)

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. We did! So here is what I ended up making for the few Christmas cards I sent out this year. We normally do a picture card, but that didn't happen this year. We got our pictures taken, but I still don't have the disc with them on it in my hands. So Christmas pictures will go out late this year!

These are pretty simple and quick, so I mixed them up a little. Enjoy, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Card RAKs

I received some beautiful Christmas cards from some friends. Thank you so much, each of you! I loved getting them!

Anita Kurtz - gallery
Jackie Pedro - The Scalloped Edge

Amy Tsuruta - Tsuruta Designs
Jo King - Only Joking

Denise Hinton - Geekgirl's Random Ramblings
Katie Renz - Katie's Paper Haven

We have two more extended family Christmases this weekend, so hopefully by the middle of next week I'll be back on a regular stamping/blogging/commenting schedule. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 22, 2008

2 More Christmas Cards

I don't know about you, but I don't know where December went! I still have to wrap all presents, and I managed to send out some Christmas cards. Most went out Saturday, but some didn't get out until this week. Oh well. We normally do a picture card, but it just didn't happen this year.
Yes, that is a pieced bird if you couldn't tell! The dp I picked was a little too dark for the bird. And I couldn't get a decent picture.

I shimmered up the angel in purple and pink this time and used one of Beate's sketches.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Birds of a Feather
paper - kraft, Wassail dp, ww
ink - black
acc - oval cutter, gold spica glitter pen, brown/antique gold ribbon, dimensionals

stamps - Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel, Distressed Dots
paper - eggplant, kraft, lavender, ww
ink - black, eggplant
acc - shimmerz (angel wings, pink, sugar plum), diamond bling brads, rose gg, gold spica glitter pen, dimensionals, circle cutter

Limelight Sale!

What's on sale December 22-28 at Limelight? WHATEVER YOU'D LIKE!
Enter XmasGift (one word) at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quick Post

Just a quick card and post for you today. I may or may not be posting much this week, and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Happy Friday! Today's Stamp Something Challenge was a sketch by Emily.
Here's my sample:

All stamps are by DRS Designs, this week's sponsor. I hope you get a chance to play along! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Six Chicks Sketch and Product Challenge

Are the presents bought and wrapped? Is the tree decorated? Are the holiday lights twinkling? Is your head spinning faster than a dreidel? It's the most wonderful time of the year! This week we encourage you to stop, and take a minute to do something for yourself! Grab your favorite patterned papers (or wrapping paper for the multitask-ers!) and sit down with our simple sketch. We can't wait to see what you'll create!

**Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on your favorite Limelight patterned paper.
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC011.
**Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog, all entries must be submitted by Sunday, December 21st, at midnight.

Here's my sample:

The sleigh and one of the buttons are actually red, they didn't come out so good in the pic. The sleigh is also stamped on cryogen white cardstock, which is shimmery.

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

Mandy Brandi JenMarie Lisa Ryann Tiffany (Dec. guest designer)

Supplies: stamps - Christmas Magic, Sleigh Ride paper - artichoke, cranberry, cryogen white (shimmery), Wassail ink - memento, copics, black versafine acc - corner rounder, Wassail buttons, white crochet thread

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Simple Christmas Card

This is almost an exact case from Kristina, I'm pretty sure. I just switched the colors around and used slightly different stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Merry & Bright (PTI)
paper - kraft, ww, choc patterns dsp
ink - ripe avocado, choc, summer sunrise
acc - rhred taffeta, dimensionals

Monday, December 15, 2008

On Sale at Limelight this week

On sale December 15-21...

**Glitz Digital Cardmaking CD - $17.50 (Great for those last-minute Christmas cards!)
**Pink Paislee Tinsel Town - Entire line 20% off!
**Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Magic - Entire line 20% off or MORE!

**The Prima Kits will continue to be available at $5 and $7 (We are sold out of The Works Kit).

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

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cutest Snowman EVER!

I just love this snowman, isn't he cute? I stamped him on white scraps, colored him with copics, and cut him out. The patterned paper is from American Crafts Christmas line. I punched out a snowflake and attached it with a Bazzill bling brad.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you are having a great weekend!

stamps - Let It Snow (Hero Arts), Best Yet
paper - choc, ww, American Crafts dsp
ink - memento, versamark, copics
acc - dimensionals, MS snowflake punch, Bazzill bling brad, white ep

Friday, December 12, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Today's Stamp Something Challenge was Red, Green, and Gold Somethings. I added some white to mine.
I embossed several snowflakes in white on the olive layer, then added more flakes with white craft ink. I layered the green layer on some gold shimmer paper and tied a gold organdy bow around it before attaching it to my red card base. I stamped the sentiment (I LOVE Verve's fonts) on scrap, punched it out, and slapped in on the front of the card. And there you have it!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Snow Burst (SU), Snowflake Splendor (Verve)
paper - rhred, olive, gold, ww
ink - versamark, white craft, olive
acc - white ep, gold organdy ribbon, oval punch

On the 12th Day of Christmas...

...Limelight brought to me.... well, go on over to Mandy's blog to find out! This is the last day of Limelight Christmas, I hope you've enjoyed it! Mandy is so generous.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Exciting News!!!!

I've been keeping a little secret for the past few days: I was selected to be on the 2009 Pink Cat Studio design team! Woohoo! I am so excited as I love Melissa's stamps! Thanks for sharing my happy news!

Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge

There's something magical about falling flakes of snow that has the ability to captivate both those young and old. Whether it's your first snowfall or your 50th, you can't help but be mesmerized by the beauty of falling snow. Today we celebrate snow and say "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!" Let's see those snowflakes and snowmen stamps! Mesmerize us with snowy fun flock hills and glistening trees covered in snow. Anything with snow goes in this sketch and product challenge!

Sketch and Product Challenge using anything that reminds you of snow! Snowflakes, snowmen, snow covered trees...anything!
Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC010
Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog, all entries must be submitted by Sunday, December 14th, at midnight for a chance to win your choice of glitter!
Here's the sketch:
And my sample. I went with non-traditional snowflake colors. Basically, I wanted to use the Wassail paper, so I made the snowflake go with it, lol!

I cut different strips of Wassail and attached them to a kraft card base. I stamped the snowflake, rotated my stamp and stamped again without reinking, then went over the first snowflake with Angel Wings Shimmerz. I tied a knot and added some red pearls. Can I just say I love all the Kaisercraft pearls and rhinestones? They are fantastic and you get a lot of them in one little package at a great price! I have linked the products used here in the recipe below.

Make sure you check out the amazing designs of the rest of the team!

paper - kraft, ww, Wassail dp
ink - artichoke, choc

On the 11th Day of Christmas...

Well, you will just have to hop on over to Katie's blog to find out what the 11th Day of Limelight Christmas brings!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Limelight Christmas Day 10

On the 10th Day of Limelight Christmas, you must check out guest designer Tiffany's blog to see what you get!
This is one of the cards we made at my Christmas class this weekend. I haven't been able to have my classes since August, so it was nice to see my friends again! I am looking forward to having them regularly again now. In other news, DH went back to work today, yay!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: stamps - Season of Joy paper - rhred, ww, olive patterns dsp ink - rhred, black acc - pacific gg, black brads

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Limelight 9th Day of Christmas

It's JenMarie's turn to host Limelight's 9th Day of Christmas, so head over and see what she's got for you!
And a card: it's been a few days since I've been able to stamp, but Sunday afternoon I was able to get this done. I've been dying to get the Unity distressed dots background, and guess what? My Unity secret santa Lisa got it for me, woohoo! And the Unity Luke 2:14 Angel came to me last week also, so I paired them up.

I also sponged around the celery and rose red layers and used various Shimmerz paints on the angel so she really sparkles! All these stamps and embellishments are available at Limelight.

Supplies: stamps - Distressed Dots, Luke 2:14 Glorious Angel paper - kraft, celery, rose red, ww ink - memento, celery, apricot (w/blender pen for face) accessories - gold glitter spica pen, sponges, dimensionals, white twill, Shimmerz (angel wings, celery, royal red)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Limelight 8th Day of Christmas

Go see Sarah to see what Limelight has for you on the 8th Day of Christmas!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Bingo Winner!

The winner of bingo is Jacqueline, who got 9 right! Congrats Jacqueline! Send me your mailing info so your prize can be sent: becky(at)lakeshorestamper(dot)com. Thanks everyone for playing, hope you had fun!

Bingo Answers

Here are the answers, good luck! Check back later, I'll be posting the winner.

candy cane
Christmas story

Limelight Christmas Day 7

Go see Brandi for the 7th Day of Limelight Christmas!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Limelight Christmas Day 6

On the 6th Day of Christmas, Limelight gave to me. . .

another great game and prize! All you have to do to win this prize is play my little game of Christmas Bingo! Want to see what you're playing for?

PRIZE: Kaisercraft Hot Pink Rhinestones and Kaisercraft Christmas Bell Rhinestone Picture
Here's how it works:
pick any 10 words from my list of Christmas-related words and leave them as a comment on this post. I'll post my answers later and whoever gets them all or whoever gets closest wins!
Here's the list:
candy cane
christmas story
Good luck! You have until midnight tonight (Sat) EST to enter.
Check out this post on Mandy's blog for all the details: 12 Days Details

Six Chicks Spectacular

***Don't miss my other post about Limelight Christmas Day 6***

Happy Saturday to you! There's lots going on around these here parts, phew! First up is the Limelight Six Chicks December Spectacular. We were challenged to create packaging for baked treats/goodies, plus a matching card or recipe card. Here is my ensemble: I saved a take out box and deconstructed it just a bit to make patterns for my patterned paper to cover the sides. I also redid the corners because they were folded and glued on the outside, and it was too bulky to put paper over. So I cut off part of the fold and made it attach on the inside of the box. Here you can get an idea of what the box looked like originally: take-out box.
I used Dingaling Diamonds and Winter Wonderland patterned paper (both by TaDa) to cover the sides of the box. I tied it shut with parakeet tulle. To make the bow, I tied one just regular. I then took the two ends and tied another one right on top and ended up with 4 loops. Adds just a little something extra to the top! To make the tag, I stamped Sleigh Ride on white scrap, colored it with copics and glitter pens, cut it out with oval nesties, and matted it on another oval cut from Dashing Through the Snow. I tied it to the bow with a little bit of silver cord.

And inside the box are two kinds of cookies. One is Snickerdoodle Sandies from Sandra Lee, and the other is plain oatmeal from a mix. Hey, what can I say, it was in my pantry and it was fast and easy! I put each cookie in a clear cellophane bag and tied them shut with different ribbons:
Red Polka Dot
Red Striped
Sage Twill
White Twill

And here is the recipe card. I cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4x6, and layered on a piece of Dashing Through the Snow. I punched out a circle of pomegranate cardstock and attached it, and added a white twill knot. I wrote the recipe with a white signo gel pen. And let me tell you, these cookies are GOOD! So soft and delicious!

I saved a glass bottle that had pop (or soda for you that call it that) in it previously, washed off the label, and filled it with Russian Tea. I tied a Sage Twill bow on it to make it festive.
Snickerdoodle Sandies (from Sandra Lee)
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pouch (17.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1 egg
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Combine 1/4 c. sugar and the next six ingredients. Combine 1/4 c. sugar with the cinnamon in a separate bowl. Form 1" balls of dough and roll them in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. (Mine took a bit longer to cook all the way through.)

Russian Tea (good cold or hot) (from my mom)
I will post this when I find it - it's in my recipe box somewhere. Well, that's all from me, make sure you check out what the rest of the design team made!
Tiffany (Dec. guest designer)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Stamp Something Friday

Today's Stamp Something Challenge was Snow Somethings! It is being sponsored by Firecracker Designs, so I used the images Erin sent me.
I colored the image with a blender pen and the ink from the lids of my inkpads. There is clear spica glitter pen on the snowballs and a rhinestone on the snowflake. The three side images are all popped up on dimensionals on the red circles. I hope you'll play along with the challenge and see what the rest of the team made!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Firecracker Designs
paper - baja, real red, ww, ski slope dsp
ink - black, baja, olive, rhred, going gray
acc - black brads, 1-1/4" circle punch, clear spica glitter pen, rhinestone, MS snowflake punch, dimensionals

Limelight Christmas Day 5

Hop on over and see what Ryann has for you today! It's my turn tomorrow, see you then!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

On the 4th Day of Christmas...

It's the 4th day of Christmas at Limelight, so check out Drew the Limelight guy's game and prize and sale --->here<---!

This is one of those cards that when I got to the end, I didn't know where to put the sentiment, so I just kind of put it on somewhere. Oh well. I do like the colors though.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: stamps - Merry & Bright, Best Wishes & More, Limitless Limbs (I think)(Pink Cat Studio) paper - kraft, kiwi, choc, ww ink - choc, white craft acc - word window punch, rhred gg

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Limelight Christmas Day 3

Check out Jessica's blog --->here<--- for Limelight's 3rd Day of Christmas! I'm super busy this week getting orders done for customers and planning for a class, so I'm keeping this short.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Heartwarmers (CHF)
paper - soft sky, ww, wasabi, ski slope dsp
ink - memento, copics, versamark
acc - mat pack & piercer, photo corner punch, white ep, button, red spica glitter pen

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Limelight Christmas Day 2

Limelight Christmas Day Two is Lee! Check out her game/prize here!

Please buy my copics! Click here.

And a card:

I had the main piece laying around, so I put it on a card, lol! A pretty quick and easy one for you today. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: stamps - Season of Friendship paper - kraft, choc, ww ink - choc, baja, real red acc - kiwi button, crochet thread, red gg, dimensionals

Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days of Christmas, Day 1

Check out Lisa's blog for Day One of Limelight's 12 Days of Christmas!