Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hi There!

Here's a card for you with some Limelight goodness on it! I stamped Chalet of Serenity in Memento ink and colored it with copics. I cut it out with rectangle nesties and matted it on summer sunrise cs. The sentiment is from Mixup of Cuteness, and I punched it out with a 1" circle punch. The card base is baja cs with a layer of October Afternoon Detours-Dirt Roads patterned paper. I added some red twill ribbon and Offbeat buttons.

And through March 1 - FREE PAPER!!For every three individual sheets of cardstock you purchase, you'll get to choose one more for FREE! For every three individual sheets of patterned paper you purchase, you'll also choose one for FREE! Just let us know which one(s) you'd like for free in the Comments section of your order! Happy shopping!
Thanks for stopping by!

TSG Release Party

Don't forget the TSG Release Party is tonight from 7-9 PST on papercraft planet! Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 27, 2009

TSG Sneak Peeks, Day 3

Today's sneak peek is for the set called Nature of Friendship, and let me tell you, you are going to love this set!!!!

I stamped a little flower all over the bottom of the choc piece and added clear glitter to the centers. The butterflies also have glitter on them, I couldn't help it!

Alright, you know the drill: comment on the other trendsetters' blogs and then go to Jessica's blog and enter your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box for your chance to win this gorgeous set!

Angela, Bev, Christi, Denise, Faith, Holly, Jessica, Jessie, Joanne, Jodi, Julie, Maki, Silke, Stephanie, and Wendy.

Tomorrow: Jessica will be announcing the winners of the Blog Hop Challenges and TSG challenge as well as showing all four sets in their entirety on her blog. We will also be having the TSG release chat on the Paper Craft Planet from 7-9 PM Pacific for those of you that can make it. See you there!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed these sneak peeks! I really appreciate your comments.

stamps - Nature of Friendship
paper - avocado, aqua mist, white, choc
ink - choc, spring moss, aqua mist, raspberry
acc - build-a-brad, clear spica glitter pen, scallop edge punch, 1/2" circle punch, raspberry ribbon

Thursday, February 26, 2009

TSG Sneak Peeks, Day 2

I have 2 cards for you today, the first one shows Slow & Steady by itself, and the second one shows Slow & Steady with it's companion set, Holidays Galore. They are super adorable! They will be available for purchase on March 1. Scroll down for your chance to win these sets!

<-- Here is a closeup of the snail's shell - I colored it with copics, then clear glitter pen, then CE. I was happy to see the glitter still shows through the CE!

And here is what's on the inside -->

Just a little something extra!

And card #2:

This is the other snail in the set, isn't it cute?!! I just love them. And on the inside, I used Holidays Galore, a great set of interchangeable holiday sentiments. Each word is separate, so you can make all kinds of greetings and put them where you want them, yay!
Want to win these sets? Same drill as yesterday, visit all the trendsetter's blogs, leave comments on the sneak peek post for today, then head to Jessica's blog and enter your name in the appropriate Mr. Linky box. Good luck!

Angela, Bev, Christi, Denise, Faith, Holly, Jessica, Jessie, Joanne, Jodi, Julie, Maki, Silke, Stephanie, and Wendy.

Thanks for stopping by!

{better late than never}
stamps - Slow & Steady
paper - kraft, soft sky, white
ink - memento, copics, basic gray (stamped off), black marker, new leaf
acc - orange stickles, new leaf ribbon, clear spica pen, CE, piercer, key tag punch, scallop circle punch, 3 for you flower punch, silver brad

{snail mail}
stamps - Slow & Steady, Holidays Galore
paper - coral, choc, olive, white, red patterns dsp
ink - memento, copics
acc - nesties, olive gg, cb heart die, dimensionals, swiss dots ef

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TSG Sneak Peeks, Day 1

Thanks so much for all your kind comments yesterday! I swear, my online friends are the best. DH just doesn't get it like you guys do, lol!

Today I am showing you a sneak peek from the new set called Blessings. It is beautiful! There are two separate challenges at the end of this post, so check them out!

I stamped the background with the Celtic knot, embossed the cross, and added some dew drops as a finishing touch. I had a horrible time trying to get a decent picture of this, the chocolate cardstock kept looking washed out. This is the best of about 15 attempts in all sorts of settings!

Challenge 1 - This month's TSG challenge is to BLING IT OUT! So bring out your rhinestones, glitter, sparkle pens, stickles and everything else that you can use to bling out your card. Use TSG stamps and you will be entered to win a free NEW RELEASE stamp set! You have until Saturday 12:00 AM Est. to get those challenge projects in! Please use the keyword TSG04 and enter your name and link to your card using Mr. Linky on this post on Jessica's blog.
Challenge 2 - Blog Hop Challenge- Want to win your own "Blessings" set? Just leave a comment on EACH of the Trendsetters blogs. When you are finished, go back to Jessica's blog and enter your name in the appropriate Mister Linky box. You have until 12:00 AM Saturday to get the Blog Hop Challenge comments in as well as the TSG challenge. Good luck!
Thanks for stopping by, see you tomorrow!
stamps - Blessings
paper - choc, avocado, kiwi, kraft
ink - choc, avocado, versamark
acc - white ep, dew drops, dimensionals, nesties, photo corner punch

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Can You Believe It???

Look who asked me to be on their design team!!!!! I am beyond thrilled! I just got the next release in the mail, and sneak peeks start Wednesday, so stop on back!

And check out who is joining me on the team, wow! I can't believe I'm in this group!

New Trendsetters:
Christi Thorsen
Jessie Rone
Joanne Grzelak
Jodi Collins
Julie Lacey

Returning Trendsetters:
Angela Jones
Faith Hofrichter
Holly McMillen
Jessica Knutsen
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow

Now for some fun: Last week each DT member (not the newbies) posted a question on their blogs, and it was this: "If you could ask the DT one question, what would it be?" The DT member then picked her favorite questions from the responses. Jessica assembled them all and asked us to answer. So here are my answers!

1. What do you typically start a project with? What's picked first: stamps, embellishments, DP, colors.....? It changes all the time, but it's usually either stamps or a sketch.

2. Do you give away your cards, sell them, send them or hoard them? Or all of the above?? All of the above! I keep them in a box, then if my mom needs cards she comes and picks out what she wants. Though almost all of my birthday cards get sent.

3. If you could design your own stamp or stamp set, what would it be? I have a great idea for a sentiment set that I would love to see made into stamps!

4. Where do you get your inspiration? From fellow stampers.

5. How do you balance your stamping time with your personal time/work/kids/etc.? I only have one kid right now, and I am not working outside the home at the moment. So I stamp when he naps in the afternoon as my space is in the not-so-kid-friendly-cave-of-a-basement.

6. What is your favorite embellishment? Right now, buttons. But ribbon is right up there!

7. What is something that not a lot of people know about you? Hmmm, I just filled out a 25 Random Things About Me note on Facebook, so now everybody knows everything about me, lol! My online friends probably don't know that I play the piano, took lessons for 10 years when I was younger.

8. On average how long does it take to create one of these fabulous cards we see each week?? I don't think I've ever timed myself, but I would say 30-40 minutes depending on if I had a good start on an idea in my head.

9. What is your favorite coloring medium? Copics!

10. What time of day do you prefer to do your creating? Usually afternoon, but I stamp at night, too, sometimes after the boy goes to bed.

I'm off to see everyone else's answers, thanks for stopping by!

Jessica (owner)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Release Day!

Today's the day! Enchanted Lily is being released, and here is sneak peek number 3: Again, there is lots of shimmerz on Lily, this time her wings are painted in pumpkin. Her headband is filled in with a black glaze pen, but it was IN YOUR FACE dark, so I toned it down with a clear glitter pen. It helped a bit. To get the two-toned look on her wings, I just added a second coat of the pumpkin shimmerz on the outside ring. The middle of her flower wand is stickled also.

And here is the whole Enchanted Lily set:
Thanks for sharing the sneak peeks with me, I appreciate all your comments! Don't forget to see the rest of the team's creations, they have been amazing!
stamps - Enchanted Lily
paper - teal, olive, rose red, ww, Imaginisce Twitterpated
ink - memento, copics
acc - pumpkin shimmerz, stickles, black glaze pen, rhinestone, pumpkin gg, cropadile, dimensional

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks Day 2

Enchanted Lily Sneak Peeks, Day 2. Enchanted Lily will be available for purchase on Feb. 23.

I forgot to mention yesterday that February's guest designer for Pink Cat Studio is Suzanne Dean, so be sure to stop by and see her sneak peeks too!

(Please excuse the watermark over the words, shoulda put it elsewhere, oops!) It reads: thanks fairy much, and I highlighted fairy with a copic. Lily is colored with copics, and I added LOTS of shimmerz as you can see by the second picture. This set just calls for lots of bling and glitter and shimmer and fun stuff!

And here's Lily on a lily, how about that! If you look at the second picture you can kind of tell, but I stamped the lily on vellum, colored it with copics from the underside, and pieced it on. I think it gives it a nice subtle, frosty look. Really, I had to do it because I didn't have the right color of copic that I wanted to use! I did remedy that, but it is too late for this peek, lol! Again her wings are covered with Angel Wings Shimmerz. Stickles make her flower wand just sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by, check out the rest of the team's peeks!
{Lily on Mushroom}
stamps - Enchanted Lily
paper - real red, pale plum, perfect plum, ww, cameo coral
ink - memento, copics
acc - 3 for you flower punch, pretty in pink brads, dimensionals, shimmerz, word window punch
{Lily on Lily}
stamps - Enchanted Lily
paper - wasabi textured, regal rose, lemon tart, gkd pure luxury white, vellum
ink - memento, copics
acc - scallop edge punch, 3 for you flower punch, pearls (kaisercraft), pirouette gg, word window punch, shimmerz, dimensionals, stickles

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pink Cat Sneak Peek Day 1

Sneak Peek: Enchanted Lily, Day 1. Doesn't she look so carefree swinging away? I colored her with copics, except for her wings which are painted with flashee fuschia shimmerz.

And don't die of shock, yes, that is glorious green cs on there, lol! I scrounged it up from my scrap pile.
Thanks for stopping by, check out the rest of the sneak peeks by clicking the links on my sidebar!
stamps - Enchanted Lily
paper - choc, raspberry, glorious green, green galore, gkd pure luxury white
ink - memento, copics
acc - shimmerz, pearls (kaisercraft), lemon tart ribbon (PTI), circle nesties, corner rounder

Friday, February 20, 2009

Thanks - Hip Hop Hangover

This week is the first time it's worked out for me to participate in Unity's Hip Hop Hangover. Yay!
Another catty-inspired card for you today, this one from p. 69 off the top of my head. I really like how it turned out!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you come back tomorrow as Pink Cat Studio sneak peeks start! Cute stuff coming your way!

stamps - Giggle Grove, Thank You Words (both Unity)
paper - olive, white, aqua mist, choc patterns, twitterpated (Imaginisce)
ink - choc
acc - dew drops, scallop edge punch

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Limelight Sketch & Product Challenge

Wishing for Spring?? It may be snowy and icy but we can still 'think' Spring! Bring on the flowers!Use the provided sketch and use FLOWERS!They can be Primas, stamped flowers, flowered DP, etc...anything floral!
Here's my sample: I used flowered paper from October Afternoon.


**Sketch and product challenge focusing on flowers.
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC015.
**Post a comment with a link to your card to Mandy's blog by Sunday night midnight. Prize is one package of Prima Flowers of the winner's choice!

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Chicks!

Jennifer - Guest
Kristen - Guest

Supplies: stamps - Owl Always Love You paper - choc, ww, baja, olive, summer sunrise, Weathervane - Chilly Mornings ink - choc, olive, white gel pen acc - corner rounder, dimensionals, Offbeat buttons

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

lil' squirt

This card was inspired by one I saw at the Target dollar spot. In fact, it's more of a close copy than an inspiration, lol!

I used OA paper for my ocean, coral cs for the sky, and the water squirt is actually turquoise stickles.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Mix-up of Cuteness
paper - coral, kiwi, Picnic Basket, ivory
ink - black
acc - oval punch, scallop edge punch, turquoise stickles

Monday, February 16, 2009

Pink Cat Release Contest

From the Pink Cat Studio Blog:

If you like fairies then I think you are going to love the new Enchanted Lily stamp set that will be released on Feb. 23rd! In the mean time there is a contest to help promote the new release.To be eligible to win you will need to post the above animated blinkie on the side bar of your blog and leave it there until the contest ends. Then please leave a comment in this post on Melissa's blog stating that you added the blinkie and also include a link to your blog.
Here are instructions on how to add the blinkie to your blog:

This contest will end on February 22nd at 5 pm EST and the winner will be announced on Melissa's blog on February 23rd. The winner will be randomly chosen from everyone who enters the contest and she will win the new Enchanted Lily stamps.Thanks for helping to spread the word about the upcoming release!

Limelight Sale!

Limelight Papercrafts SALE!!!

February 16- February 22

Enter the code "PRESIDENT" at checkout to receive 10% off of your entire order!

Monday Case

Hello my friends! I've been getting some quality stamping time lately, so I am getting some stuff done for deadlines later this week. So this quick card is doing double-duty as I also posted it to the CAS blog. This card was heavily inspired by one in the SU catalog.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start!

stamps - On Your Birthday, Season of Thanks
paper - baja, avocado, ww, raspberry
ink - avocado, raspberry, baja
acc - label punch, summer sunrise gg, swiss dots ef, diamond stickles (for flower centers)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dawn's Color Challenge

This is for the PTI challenge today to borrow a color combo from Dawn. So I chose chocolate, aqua mist, and lemon tart. I really like how these colors worked here! I wanted smaller rhinestones for my row, but I had to make do with these big ones.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is going swimmingly!

stamps - Polka Dot, Beautiful Blooms, Paper Tray
paper - choc, aqua mist, lemon tart
ink - choc
acc - scallop edge punch, dimensionals, word window punch, rhinestones

Love Is Just a Word...

Happy Valentine's Day! Got any plans? Not us, we'll wait for another time when there are no crowds to go out to eat.
I stamped the image on kraft, then colored it with copics. I added some shimmerz to the hearts, but you can't see it in the picture.

Thanks for stopping by!

Until tomorrow, February 15, at Limelight :
A selection of our Valentine's Day themed products are on sale this week, as well...
Basic Grey Bittersweet Rub-on Olio Books and Element Stickers!
Odd Bird Planet Hey Handsome and Me & You Stamps
Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Clear Stamp Set
paper - choc, coral, kraft
ink - memento, copics
acc - nesties label die, dimensionals, red twill ribbon, Wassail buttons

Friday, February 13, 2009

From the Stash

Sorry I've been MIA the last few days. I have nothing new to show you, so I pulled out this card that I sent to my friend Lisa for her birthday last week. I thought it turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself, lol!
I colored the owl and branch with copics, and added some red glitter pen along the eyes for some glitz. The owl is cut out and popped up on the branch.

So my stamping time has disappeared the last few days as my poor sister had to have an emergency appendectomy this week, so I've been out being with her. I hope to stamp today because tomorrow I have to take her to a bridal shower. I have deadlines coming up, so hopefully I will get a lot accomplished!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - URA Hoot (KH/CHF), Tag You're It (KH/CHF)
paper - baja, pacific, ww, kiwi
ink - memento, copics
acc - basic grey buttons, raspberry fizz ribbon, scallop edge punch, CE, red glitter pen, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

CPS 102

So this is not my most favorite card, but hey, you can't love 'em all! I made this for this week's CPS sketch. Details here: Card Positioning Systems.
Thanks for stopping by!
stamps - Beautiful Blooms, Birthday Basics (both PTI)
paper - raspberry, sweet blush, spring moss, ww
ink - raspberry, sweet blush, ripe avocado, spring moss
acc - circle punch, corner rounder, key tag punch, avocado ribbon, dimensionals, CE, pearls (kaisercraft)

Monday, February 9, 2009

PTI Friend Challenge

This is for another challenge from PTI to create a card for your best friend. I used one of my fave layouts/ideas. I was inspired to stamp my own backgroung after seeing Nichole's post today. The big flower is stamped in vintage cream and the small matching flower is stamped in chocolate on top. If you are a PTI lover, are you as excited about those BUTTONS as I am?!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Beautiful Blooms (PTI)
paper - cream, kiwi, choc
ink - vintage cream, choc
acc - baja ribbon, dimensionals, top note die

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Get out your sunglasses!

Another PTI contest entry, this time it was a sketch challenge. Hope your weekend is going well!

stamps - Green Thumb
paper - raspberry, kraft, white, avocado
ink - raspberry, sweet blush, sunrise, lemon tart, avocado, spring moss, black, versamark
acc - spring moss ribbon, swiss dots emb folder, dimensionals, white ep, pink button, white brads colored with copic marker

Friday, February 6, 2009

PTI Color Challenge

I made this for PTI's color challenge, maybe I'll win this time! The combo is ripe avocado, ocean tides (baja breeze), summer sunrise, and pure poppy (real red).
This strawberry is my all-time favorite PTI image, at least for now. I just love it!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!

stamps - Green Thumb
paper - avocado, ww, baja breeze, real red
ink - white craft, real red, avocado
acc - sunrise gg, dimensionals, scallop punch, circle punch

February Limelight Project Parade

This month's Project Parade was to create a Valentine for a friend, with a matching card. I bought a couple of mailboxes at Target 2 years ago when they were all the craze, and they've been sitting in my stash since. So this was the perfect time to use one of them. This Valentine is going to my niece at college.

I cut a 4x12 strip of Coredinations Cherry Cordial cardstock, embossed with the swiss dots, sanded the raised dots, and adhered it to the mailbox with mono multi. I attached a tailored bow of pink scalloped edge ribbon with sticky strip. The paper on the front is the same coredinations cardstock, the name is spelled with Sassy Alphabet, and rose and snow pearls finish it off, along with a heart cut from Bittersweet paper.

Full front view: Inside view:

And this is the matching card:

It uses many of the same ingredients, but I added Bittersweet buttons.

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to check out what the rest of the team has made!


Jennifer - Guest
Kristen - Guest

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bloom Bag

I know, I know, so many posts! And these colors AGAIN!!! I made this bag out of a lunch sack. I just chopped off the top, put on a front, back, and handles, and voila!
This is my entry for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate and cute little bag from Papertrey Ink. They are celebrating their 2nd anniversary.
Thanks for stopping by!


I forgot, ack! Limelight is the sponsor for today's challenge on the Dutch Dare Challenge Blog. Check it out, there's a great prize!

Limelight now has a Clearance section, check it out on the home page!

Six Chicks Sketch & Product Challenge #14

Pretty In Pink… The Pink Panther... Other than being movies, what else do they have in common? How about the color pink!?! This week at Limelight Papercrafts we are focusing on all things pink… with one exception… it must sparkle, shimmer or shine! We want to see your pink bling!!! Stickles, Shimmerz, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, sparkle fibers… You name it, Limelight carries it and we want you to use it! Don’t have any that we carry? Use the bling you have, just make sure it’s pink! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Here's the sketch:
And here's my sample:

Of course, I'm bad and didn't re-read the challenge guidelines until AFTER I finished my card, but I did get pink bling on it! And the satin ribbon is shiny, so it counts, yay!

Hope you get to play along!
**Sketch and Product Challenge with a focus on using pink bling.
**Uploads to SCS should have the keyword: LLPC014.
**Participants should post a comment and a link to their card on Mandy's blog. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, February 8th , at midnight to win a jar of Shimmerz and package of rhinestones of the winning designer's choice!
February 1- February 8 A selection of our Valentine's Day themed projects are 20% off this week only! Here are the items on sale:
Unity Stamp Company - Love Is Toxic and Rows of Yummies
All Basic Grey Bittersweet Accessories (6x6 Paper Pads NOT Included)
Odd Bird Planet - Hey Handsome, Me & You, and Heart Lolly Tree Stamps
Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes Clear Stamp Set
paper - choc chip, ww, Bittersweet
ink - memento, white craft

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Strawberry Birthday

This is one of those cards that turned out just like it was in my head, love when that happens! I stamped the background dots in pirouette and kiwi (some stamped off), and then stamped the strawberries on top with raspberry fizz and ripe avocado. Told you I like this color combo, heehee!
Thanks for stopping by, happy Wednesday!

stamps - Green Thumb, Birthday Basics (PTI)
paper - raspberry fizz, kiwi, ww, avocado
ink - pirouette, kiwi, raspberry, avocado, versamark
acc - white ep, pirouette ribbon, key tag punch

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Case, part 2

This is a case of this card by the ultra-talented and creative Lauren Meader. Now that I'm looking at it, the flower centers are naked! Oh no, must remedy that! That's what happens when you are stamping instead of going to bed.
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Proverbs 3:5 (Verve), Beautiful Blooms (PTI)
paper - kiwi, black, orange, ripe avocado (PTI)
ink - tangelo, pear tart, tuxedo (Memento)
acc - black gg, labels nesties, black brads, swiss dots embossing folder, dimensionals

Monday, February 2, 2009


I saw this adorable card by Ashley Newell and just HAD to case it. So I did. Twice!

Happy Monday, thanks for stopping by!
{thoughts of you}
stamps - Tag You're It, Comforting Hugs (both Kim Hughes for CHF)
paper - pirouette, kraft, ww
ink - kiwi, pirouette, raspberry fizz (PTI), ripe avocado (PTI)
acc - 1" circle punch, corner rounder, dimensionals

{happy birthday}
stamps - Tag You're It (CHF)
paper - tangerine, choc, ww
ink - memento, copics
acc - 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, dimensionals