Sunday, December 28, 2008

Just Stampin' Away................

Smiley from millan.net

LOL.........I just love that lil guy!!! Although I do prefer my comfy chair by the woodstove and some yummy hot cocoa while ***watching*** the snowy activities instead of participating!!!! ;)


What beautiful winter days we're having!! Highs in the 30's-40's and sunny!!! I sure hope you're all staying safe and snug!!!!


Well, this card is a snuggy and cozy card made with the Nov. House Mouse SOTM. I used the sketch from House Mouse Monday Challenge Blog . I've been having so much fun making winter cards, that I thought I'd make a winter card with a *twist*.......that is using fun floral dp and pastels!!!

Now this is for the Etsy Challenge #17 for this week!!!! Find all the deets on Ashley's Blog and then play along for a chance to win a wonderful prize!!! I used the Gina K. Just Beclaws stamp set. And then some flocking for "sand" and CE to make those crabs all shiny!! And it was my first time using the Black Magic Coredinations cardstock.......I LOVE it!!!! I crumpled it up and then the gorgeous aqua color peeks thru all the crackly lines!!! You can find Coredinations at Limelight Papercrafts.


This one I made for Etsy Challenge #16........but I didn't get it e-mailed to Ashley in time.......I was so proud of my attempt at a NON-stamping card........but then I goofed and didn't get it in time to her!! I'm truly a dork sometimes!!! LOL I sent this card to the sweet and precious little 5 year old girl who has just requested cards for what will be her last Christmas. You can read about her here on Lauren's Blog. Get your box of kleenex first.....and remember her in your prayers!!


This also went out to a family that you can read about here on Andrea's Blog. A sweet little baby girl who was premie and having some ups and downs sure could use some happy thoughts and prayers also!!! Andrea is doing a phenomenal blog candy that you can enter simply by sending a card!!! I used Melanie's Hip Hop Accessories. The baby 'raffie is just precious!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Limelight Special Sale and Stampin' At My Hotel!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net
Happy, Happy Wednesday!!!!!! I hope you all are able to find some peaceful and relaxing moments this week!!!!

First of all..........I've gotta share the latest super sale news from Limelight Papercrafts!!! Take a wild guess at what's on sale Dec. 22-28!!!!!??? WHATEVER YOU WANT!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that fun??!!! Yep.......you can get 20% off your entire order by entering the word XmasGift (all one word) at checkout!!!! And Mandy carries Shimmerz!!!! Oh are they just beeeeautiful!!!! LOL


Sooo........hubby and I are still at the hotel in Denver. He's just crazy busy at work......so I've spent some time with one of my very sweet sisters-in-law......truly I am blessed with my hubby's wonderful family!!! I also got to have lunch again with one of my awesome Splitcoast PIF friends!!! Hey Alison!!!! And I've enjoyed some fun stampin' time!!! This first card was for the SCS Featured Stamper challenge. I just love my House Mousies ya know!!! The ribbon is Gina K.'s Pure Luxury Holiday Ribbon..........and I LOVE it!!!!!


This mousie card was made for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #47........I'm certainly gonna try to play more in these challenges as I soooo love her sketches!!!! And of course WHO doesn't love cupcakes???!!! LOL And how can I NOT use the FABulous Basic Grey "Cupcake" paper??!!! YUMMMMY!!!


And I got this sweet and adorable Tilda image from my wonderful friends and some very fun gals on the PIF Thread on SCS!!! We have waaaaaaaaaaay too much fun I think!!!! LOL It's basically a big ole image swapping group!!! And I needed a quick card for a fellow PIF'er who's in the hospital........this little Tilda seemed so angelic and sweet I thought she'd bring a smile with her hugs!!!! I followed the sketch from the SCS Sketch Challenge from this week.



Here's one of the gorgeous Sights of the Season in Downtown Denver........it's the City/County Building all lit up!!!! Enjoy!!!!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover............is DEEEElicious!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

HIP HOP!!!!!! LOL!!! Yep..........it's Friday and y'all know what that means!!! It's Hangover from Hip Hop!!! Actually this is a HHHH............a Holiday Hip Hop Hangover!!!! Hence........the dancing holly!!! ;) Ohhhh the specials at Unity Stamps.............oh my you have to check them out!!! And they're good thru Friday night!!!! Start out at Angela's Blog to see the deets on the specials and to start Hip Hoppin' thru the fun Hangover Blogs!!!!!



This card was for the Wednesday Unity Addicts to make a monochromatic card. I decide the Mega Tea Cup would make a yummy big ole cuppa latte and be perfect in browns and cocoas!!! This is Papertrey designer paper.....yummmy!! The sentiment is from Impression Obsession. And the Chocolate Pearls I got from Limelight Papercrafts are soooooo awesome!!!! I'm totally addicted and already need to order more!! LOL I didn't get to the other Unity Hip Hop challenges because I was working on this:


YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!! Edible Unity!!!!!!!!! Okay, well, edible cookies with Unity stamp designs anyway!!!! LOL So on the Unity SCS thread, Tanis posted this cool project, Springerle Cookies, and then challenged any bakers to attempt it!!! Well.....................I just ***had*** to try!!! Now..........2 important things here that you simply MUST bear in mind.........1 - I have never made Springerle before and 2 - I have never stamped on cookies before!!!!! LOL So..........I give you permission to laugh!!! I sure did!!! I sooooooooooo obviously need lots more practice!!!! Especially in the "painting" of the stamped designs!!!! I used images from both the August and November Unity KOM!!! I bought some Shimmer Dust in the cake decorating aisle and tried to follow the directions.........well, ummmmmmmmm......I think you can kinda, sorta tell what I was going for!!!! Here's what I learned........I need a tinier paintbrush, I may need actual Luster Dust that the recipe called for, I need to be patient and let the cookies set for 10 hours before they bake like the directions said instead of 2-3 like I did, AND........I need to roll the dough a bit thinner. Well.........they're different anyway!!!!! LOL What do y'all think????!!!!

Well............hope you all are planning a fun and relaxing weekend!!! We've got more snow and cold on the way.....so I think I'll be in my stamp room!!!! :) I've got a gorgeous award and some fabulous RAKs I'll be posting soon!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mousies and a WINNNNNNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

And the winner is.....................................JENNIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats girl!!!!! I know I had your snail mail at one time..........but please e-mail me again as I am sooooo disorganized with my addies!!!! LOL I'll get this out to you soon, I have a couple little "extras" I want to finish up and add!!!! ;) Thank you ALLLLLLLL so much for playing!!! And for celebrating my news with me about joining Clear Artistic Stamps....I'm soooo excited!!!!!

I'll be quick as it's late (well, duh......what's new??!!!! LOL)..........and I have to, have to, have to be ready to Hip Hop tomorrow with Unity!!!!! :) So this first Mousie card was for the House Mouse Monday Challenge to Let It Snow!! This week is an extra special one dedicated to a beautifully loving and talented stamper, Joanne - stamps4sanity, who passed from a sudden heart attack last week. I didn't know her personally, but I sure wish I would have!! Please stop by her blog and leave some special words for her family!!

This card was a double challenge card..........for Limelight's Sketch Challenge and for the Belli Challenge #45.

And my card won!!! I won the Limelight Sketch Challenge and won.............get this...........PINK PAISLEE GLITTER!!!!!!!! I mean seriously.............could there BE a better prize for me???!!!! ROFL!!! I love it!!!!!

And can you tell I'm sooooooooo enjoying my Label 1 Nesties???!!! LOL Ohhh and the Aqua Mist color by PTI............yummmm!!!!!! I also discovered that my Horizon Green Copic marker matches soooooooooooooo awesomely with Aqua Mist!!!!! I'm a happy girl!!!! Throw on some glitter and some new Candlelight Shimmerz for the flame.............and I'm in heaven I tell ya!!!!! This is for my SOTM group........I do hope they like it!!!
Well............I shall see you at Unity's Hip Hop or at least for the Hip Hop Hangover!!!! And I got new Unity rubbah and new Gina K. rubbah in the mail this week!!!! So I'll be busy creating!!! I wonder if my family ***really*** needs to eat this week??? I mean we all need a good diet anyway!!! LOL
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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Drum Roll Please..................

Smiley from millan.net

I WAS ASKED TO BE ON THE CLEAR ARTISTIC STAMPS DESIGN TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhhh was I just totally jumping up and down for joy!!!! I've shared some with you about the fabulously talented and ever-so-sweet Belinda Landtroop!!!! Now be watching for lots more with the A-DOR-able CAS stamps!!!! I can't wait for the newest ones that were just released!!!! Bubble Time and Hearts & Lace!!!!!!! You'll find the Design Team Blogs on my sidebar (unless you're faster at reading this than I am at typing everything up!!!! LOL)........make sure to check them out!!! I am sooooo thrilled to be joining this talented and fun group!!! I'll keep y'all posted for the Release Chats too!!!!

Speaking of CAS............I used the set Delicate Moments for my Etsy Inspired #15 Challenge hosted by the lovely and sweet Ashley!!!! I sure am loving this Pacific Point blue!!! One of my new Copics matched almost perfectly too!!!! ;) And ohhhh fun with my new Label 1 Nesties!!!! Please go check out the challenge and play!!! There are THREE prizes for this week's challenge!!!! And some FABulous inspiration samples to get your mojo flowin'!!!!!

Now I just happen to have some Blog Candy in honor of my super fantastic and waaaaaaaay coooooool news!!!!!!!! YEP............I'm still on Cloud 9!!!!!!!!!! LOL This is a brand new, uninked holiday set from CAS - Autumn Treats. Isn't it sweet and fun!!??? And some embellies, of course!!!! Also an assortment of CAS images!! And who knows what little hand-crafted items and treats may find their way into the package??!! ;) Here's how to enter...........Go to the Clear Artistic Stamps site and tell me your favorite stamp set!!! That's it!!!! Of course if you wanna spread the word that's cool.......but you don't have to!! I'll have my reliable Cody.org pick a winner next Wednesday and post it that evening!!!!!


I've been blessed with this award before, and now again some very sweet and talented and awesome stampers have shared it with me!!! Ashley gave it to all of her DT (she IS a sweetie!!!) and also a wonderfully amazing friend I made at Unity Stamps Hip Hop, Sara shared this award with me!!!! You all know how difficult it is to pick just a few WONderful stampers to share this with...................so let me just send it, first of all, right back to my FABOO new friends Ashley and Sara!!!!! And then I'm gonna send this out to my fellow Etsy Inspired DT Members (in my sidebar) and my new fellow CAS DT Members (also in my sidebar)!!!!!!!! I'm soooo thrilled and honored to work with you all!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now this fun TAG is from another new friend who also happens to be the Drop-Dead gorgeously talented Unity Stamp DT Member, Brooke!!!! So ya wanna know some random facts about me????? LOL Well.........you asked for it!!!!!
1. I am addicted to 80's music!!!! And my teenagers love it too!!!!
2. I love the Muppets!!!! I do........especially The Muppet Show!! Remember those?? I'm now collecting the DVD's as they come out!!!! Yep.....got my kiddos lovin' them too!!!!
3. I am an insomniac........okay, many of you probably already know that!! LOL But I really enjoy the time to create and also spend some special one on one time with my insomniac DD!!!
4. I don't like cities!!! ***gasp*** Did I lose any of you??? LOL I really don't like crowds and traffic.......but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE shopping and going out to eat.............so I ***brave*** the city so I can indulge!!!! ;)
5. I love road trips!!!! DH and I have always taken road trips........stuck the kiddos in the car and just took off somewhere!! In the early days of our marriage when we were broke.....we would just put the tent in the back and pack some food and still get to enjoy a road trip and lots of wonderful State and National Parks!!!!
6. I am easily enabled!! LOL Should I have let y'all in on that secret???!!!!!
7. I'm a sucker for a happy ending!!! If it doesn't have a happy ending I do ***NOT*** want to watch, see, hear, listen to or about it!!!!! LOL I happily live inside a little fantasy world of my own making!!!! ;)
Okay..............I'll tag ANYone who feels like playing along!!! Now I gotta finish packing hubby and I so we can head to Denver for our free 2 night stay in a wonderful hotel downtown!!! We've got to leave early so we don't get snowed in at home.......the storm is comin' again and I also have to finish getting the kids all prepared to be snowed in here!!!! Then James can get some pressing end of the year work finished!!!! And I get to meet up with a very sweet and fun stamping friend I met on Splitcoast!!!! Hey Alison!!!! Ready to go to lunch!!??? LOL I won't be able to take everything I need to make cards with me..........but I'll bring images and all my coloring mediums....and my laptop....and do some work for hubby so I can earn more stampin' moola!!!! LOL Have a happy, happy Sunday everyone!!!!!
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Friday, December 12, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover....and Wintery Greetings!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Well Hip Hop!!!!!!!!! So didja pop in at the Unity Stamps Hip Hop on SCS yesterday???!!! Huh, huh????? Didja???????!!!!!! LOL Yes.........it's FUNNNNNN!!!!!! I won a prize again too!!! Sooo many fun contests, challenges, prizes, special deals..........you gotta come check it out on Thursdays!! Besides.........we're all a Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious group of stampers to hang out with anyway!!!!!!!! Okay, I sooooo do NOT want to hear about mis-spelling that word!!!! ROFL!!!!


Remember to start at the ADORable and Sweet Angela's Blog and Hip Hop your way thru the wonderfully creative Hangover Blogs!!!! She's got some super fabulous sales going thru Friday night too, so check them out!!! I am already signed up for the Kit of the Month.......and do I ever ADORE them!!!!!!!



Well, I've been making some Altered Journals lately for gifts.........I decided I wanted to alter the one I've been using!!!! Don't I get to have a pretty and fun journal???!!! You bet I do!!!! And this stamp, Leave A Trail, is one my DD and I picked out together that really has so much meaning for the two of us as she just turned 18 and is starting out her own unique path in life!!! I'll be making her a very special journal using this sentiment also............but without the pink and bling!!!! LOL

I know it's kinda hard to see........I don't know why my lightbox was being so irksome and uncooperative............at least that's MY story!!!! I'm sure it couldn't have been Operator Error!!!! ;) I hope you can click on the picture and get a better look-see!!! I made these earrings using my favorite shrinky dink film and my AWESOME Butterfly Beauty kit!!!! Yep........I surely do {{{heart}}} this kit!!!!! I colored them with Copics, although I will say you have to color very carefully with any markers on the shrinky plastic since it loves to come off on your fingers before you shrink and heat set it!!!! LOL Ask me how I know!!!! I just made a little earring holder type card with the Create Yourself stamp and some cardstock.

Well, we actually got out of our driveway today!!! We got over 16" and I got the SUV stuck in a ditch trying to go pick up dh who couldn't make it up our road in his 2 wheel drive car. Well.............DS had to come rescue me on the ATV and bring me back home..........that was a wee bit of a chilly ride home!!! LOL But my awesome, strapping 16 y.o. son drove and mama got to duck behind him so he took the brunt of the weather both coming down and going home!! Poor guy!!! I'm so proud of my teenage son!!! He's such a wonderful and caring young man!!!! So dh actually made it to a friend's house from church and our friend brought him up to the house in his jeep!! They're letting our car stay there until we can get it!! Gotta LOVE the Colorado Mountain Winters!!!!! I'll leave you with a gorgeous photo my DD took of the sunrise after the snowstorm!!!! Yep..........that's why we live here!!!!



I'll be back with a special announcement and some fun blog candy!!!!! (((tease)))!!!! Also some fun awards, a tag and some RAKS!!!! :)

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Clear Artistic Stamps Sale and Release!!!

So how many of you love a good sale, free shipping AND new stamps???? LOL Well...........this sweet and talented lady, Belinda Landtroop of Clear Artistic Stamps has all 3 of these at the same time!!!! Good for the whole month of December!!!! And a sweet release TONITE, Tuesday, Dec. 9!!!!!! Please stop in at the Release Party Chat at 7 p.m. Mountain Time. The Designer Team make such lovely cards and projects with these beautifully artistic stamps!!!! They're so fun and chatty too!!! There will be a fun "hide and seek" type game with prizes!!! And here's the sale..........Moonlight Christmas, Joy Of The Season, and Autumn Treats are only 8.95 each!!! The new Girlie Girls line is being released tonite!!!!! And this is up my alley...........girlie and glitzy!!!! LOL Here's a sneak peek of Hearts & Lace..........and Bubble Time. Oh and she recently added these absolutely GORGEOUS Fabric Gift Bags!!!! I have one and will be ordering more let me tell you!!!!! They are stunning and elegant!!!! And THEN............yes, there's MORE...........check out the amazing Grab Bag page!!!!! How fun!!!!! And FREE shipping for the month of December!!!! I sure hope to see you there!!! Pop in and say howdy!!!!

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Shimmerz, Glitter & Bling.........OH YEAH!!!!

Smiley from millan.net


So how's the weather??? We're in a Blizzard warning and expecting up to a foot of snow between tonight and tomorrow!! Hubby had to work in Denver today, so he'll pick up any last minute groceries, etc we need before we're snowed in!!! And then we'll just be all comfy and cozy!!!! Got the woodstove goin' and plenty of firewood!!


So it's sure easy to be in a wintery mood for card-making!!! LOL This one was a combination challenge. For the SCS Limited Challenge to make a monochromatic snow card using some glitz and for Kim's Blog challenge to make a snow card not using the color blue and using some glitter. Well OH MY!!!! Seriously............you mean I'm being TOLD to use glitter and bling???!!!!! Well, shucks!!!!!! Of course I just ***HAD*** to obey!!!! LOL So why not try green?? I've never made a green, snowy card! And I had this pretty green metallic paper....I love cuttlebugging metallics.........such a great look!! So here's my card titled, "It's Snow Easy Being Green." LOL............gotta love a muppet reference!!!!!!


I made this for the EtsyInspired #14 Challenge sample...........check out all the info on Ashley's Blog and please play along!!! I used some waaaaaaaaaay cool Unity stamps!!!! I used the birdie from the November Kit of the Month. And the Bounded Hearts stamp. I used some Blue Stickles on the birdie and then some Candlelight Shimmerz I bought from Limelight. I LOVE Shimmerz!!!!!! I love them..........yes I do!!!!!!!! I do have Twinkling H2O's (of course I prolly have ANY item that shimmers or "glitzes"!! LOL)........and I do like them, but they are more muted and a bit subtler than Shimmerz!!!! I'm glad Mandy keeps them in stock as I most certainly WILL be ordering more colors!!!!! LOL


Ohhh isn't this new Diet Sophie cute??!!! I'm sooo addicted to Hanna Stamps Riley/Sophie and have nearly all of them!! I have the newest ones on the way here too!! Riley in an SUV and Riley in an RV!!!! Well, this Sophie card was for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. 'Cuz Sophie knows that extra pound or two came from her love of cupcakes!!! LOL And who can deny that??? Cupcakes are YUMMMMY!!!! And this is just more delicious Basic Grey dsp!!! I finally remembered my little clear alphabet stamps so I can make up some fun little sentiments!!

Well, I'll be doing some more creating and probably more fun snowy cards with bling since that's the mode I'm in!!! LOL And I've got some happy and wonderful RAKs to share soon too!!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hip Hop Hangover.............In Sparkles!!!!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Well, YEP!!!!!! It's Friday!!! And that means it's Hip Hop Hangover with Unity Stamps!!!! I was really only in and out a few times today as I had tons to do around the house and Voice Lessons with DD.......but I made hubby drive us as our road is awfully treacherous in the snow!!! LOL Hip Hop is just fun.....just a good time chatting and stamping and games and prizes and cool stamps!!!! Come Hip Hop along on Thursdays on the Unity Hip Hop Forum on SCS!!!! Make sure to check out Angela's Blog so you can see all the amazing creations and so you can keep up the latest NEW rubbah and awesome sales!!!!

Well.......it's no secret that I totally LOVE this Dream Tree!!!! To which my friend's little boy would say, "then why don't you marry it??"..........and then crack himself up no end!!!!! Now I would like to point out that I did NOT make this tree monochromatic with matching bling..........aren't you amazed??!!!! I made it MULTI-colored with matching bling!!!!!!!! ROFL!!!! Okay, I'm sure I totally just cracked ONLY myself up.........but there ya go!!! Smiley from millan.net The sentiment is from the kit Simply Said. There are wonderful, everyday sentiments in this kit!!! And this fun Basic Grey dsp........another addiction it's true........just happened to go perfectly!!!


This one I made for the Hip Hop Unity Shout Out challenge.....to make a sentiment or phrase the focal point. This is another new Unity stamp (ummm......yes, I have a lot that haven't seen ink yet and another box on it's way........I have an addiction......it is NOT my fault!). LOL I used just a **little** bit of Stickles on the swirls around the image, Bounded Hearts.......I CAN use restraint sometimes ya know!!!! LOL Oh and more fun Basic Grey paper!!! And more gems..........yes, more gems!!!! I do NOT wear much jewelry at all..........most of my Bling Addiction is in my crafting!!!! Smiley from millan.net

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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Limelight Challenge Winner!!!!!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Why YES we do!!!!!!!! First............thank you ALL who played in this fun challenge!!! I sure enjoyed checking out all of the stunning creations!!!! And don't forget to check in at Limelight Papercrafts EVERY day for a special sale and at Mandy's Blog for more fun and to find the current challenge or game!!! Or just scroll down a couple posts to find the list of days/blogs to join in the fun!!!!

Now................without further ado.................our winner is...............Becky Sorensen!!!!!!! You can check out her beautiful card on her BLOG!!!!! Becky.........please e-mail me with your info so we can get this wonderful Sleigh Ride stamp out to you!!!! You can find my e-mail under my profile info! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you sooooo very much Mandy for letting me have the honor and the fun for being a part of this very special 12 Days Of Christmas at Limelight!!!!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's Hip Hop Hangover!!!! LOL

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Mice and Cookies!!! And Trees!!! And Snow!!!

Smiley from millan.net

LOL...............I'm lovin' our snow!!!! It's just so pretty!!! Although having my DD experience her first drive in the snow and traffic that turned a 2 hour drive into an 8 hour drive was a weeeee bit nerve-wracking!!! But she did so well and made very wise decisions, including calling a friend to stay the night with and wait until morning to come back home and keeping in touch with us throughout the day! Awww..........she turned 18 on Thanksgiving and certainly is growing up!!!

Okay............Sooo...........are you keeping up with Limelight's 12 Days of Christmas Challenges??? Check my post below to see the list of Blogs and Challenges and awesome Prizes!!! Not to mention a PHENomenal sale......a **different** one every day of the challenges!!!!!

Well, I'm sure LOVIN' the House Mouse Monday Challenges!!! And this Monday was a Glitter Challenge!!!!!!!! Could I have ***ASKED*** for a challenge more suited to me???!!!! LOL I mean seriously!!! I am SUPPOSED to use Glitter!!!!???!!! So I used another of my new Mousies!!! Mice Snowball..........and how perfect is snow for glitter too???!!! YEP!!!! I totally had a FABulous time!!!


Ohhh do I love Melanie's Have A Cookie stamp set!!!! I decided to practice my Copic coloring skills by making my own dp............and yes..........I still need more practice!!! LOL But I went over these cookies with 5 different colors and finally got most of the lines out!!!! LOL I also couldn't resist making a little cookie charm with some shrinky dink film.........I just love making these little charms!! I also am sooooooooo loving the Pure Luxury cardstock from Gina K!!!! It is indeed soooooooo smooth and I had no bleed through with the Copics!!! You have GOTTA try this!!!!!


Now this is my first attempt at making a whole scene card with the sponging technique. I used Gina's Tree Silhouettes. And it really is like looking up my hill on an evening!!! I also just had to add a little shrinky tree charm as a sentiment would just cover too much of the card!! I have soooo been in awe of my wonderful and talented friend Theresa Momber!!! Oh you simply MUST go check out her blog and gaze at all her wonderful cards with the most beautiful sponging technique ever!!! I want to go take lessons from her!!!! LOL It is certainly no surprise that she was asked to join the Gina K. Senior Design Team along with Cindy Lawrence. And yet another of my fabulous and gifted friend Donna Baker who recently joined Gina's Senior DT. And my awesome and very sweet friend Carolina Buchting is In The Spotlight with Gina K. for December!!! I am soooooooo excited for this upcoming release on Dec. 8!!!! I just know it's gonna be chockful of "awesomesauce"...........(a word I picked up from my DD!!!) LOL.

Now stay tuned as I'll be announcing my Limelight Challenge winner tomorrow!!!! And don't forget about the super fun Unity Hip Hop tomorrow in the Unity SCS Forum all day!!!!! And remember that Friday will be the Hip Hop Hangover blog hopping!!!!
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Limelight's 12 Days of Christmas......Day 2!!!!!

Smiley from millan.net


Welcome!!! Are you ready for Day 2 of fun and festivities???!!!! I bet you are!!!! Limelight just can't help but celebrate and YOU are the ones who will be filled with JOY!!!! Check out all the details on Mandy's Blog and all the incredible sales at Limelight!!! A different one for each of the 12 days!!!

Check out this AMAZING stamp, Sleigh Ride, by Unity Stamp Company that Limelight has donated for the prize for my challenge!!!! How perfect is that for this wonderful winter weather!!!! Okay, well I've had lots of snow already and I love it!!! Isn't this an adorable stamp??!!! Want a chance to win it??? Well, just play along with my challenge today!

Mine is an Inspiration Challenge. This is a photo of my "front yard" so to speak. I love the look of a fresh snowfall........so pristine and glittery and sparkly!! The frosty pines are just gorgeous!!! Just take your inspiration from this photo and create a card or project!! Please leave a comment here with a link to your entry and I'll choose a winner!!! I can't wait to see what y'all create!!!! You have until Thursday, Dec. 4 to play and leave a link here. I'll pick a winner sometime that late afternoon/evening!!!


Here's my sample card. I used the new Gina K. set Tree Silhouettes. It's just lovely and embossed in white on the black cardstock gives it a true "snowy" feel!! I can't help adding embellies......and barely contained myself from adding more to the "empty" corners!!! LOL I hope you all enjoy this challenge and I look forward to seeing lots of entries!!!


Here's a list of the 12 Days of Christmas activities and blogs...........don't miss any!!!!

Dec. 1 - Lisa-A Card Challenge
Dec. 2 - Lee Murphy-Inspriation Challenge
Dec. 3 - Jessica Russell-Guess the Xmas Song
Dec. 4 - Drew Cheshire-Xmas Movie Trivia
Dec. 5 - Ryann Salamon- Blurred Photo
Dec. 6 - Becky Carafa-Xmas Bingo
Dec. 7 - Brandi Parshley- Name that Christmas cookie
Dec. 8 - Sarah Anderson-Xmas Music Game
Dec. 9 - Jennifer Taylor-Gift Card Holder Game
Dec. 10 - Tiffany Johnson- Xmas Mad Libs
Dec. 11 - Katie Renz-Door #1, 2, 3
Dec. 12 - Mandy Cheshire-Where's Waldo.


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12 Days of Christmas, A Tag and A Kiss!!!!

Smiley from millan.net

Yep...........it's that time of year!!!! LOL And Mandy and Limelight Papercrafts are celebrating in a big way!!! It's a super fun version of "12 Days of Christmas" with creating, fun, games and prizes!!!! It's Day 1 today so check out Lisa's Blog My Little Creative Escape to begin the merriment!!!! I will be hosting a fun challenge that has a prize to win tomorrow, Dec. 2!!!!!!!! So don't forget to pop back by!!!!!!

Oh and I've been Tagged.......I think by a couple of people a while back that I forgot to do!! OOOPS!! And just recently by my friend Barb at Explore, Dream, Discover. I am to post 7 random facts about me............let's see.............there are soooooooo many and yet...........my DD isn't here tonite to point them ALLLLLL out to me!!!! LOL

1. I actually stamp every day........well unless I'm sick or we're out and about.........but if I'm home I get some kind of stamping or coloring images time each day! It's "my" time!!!
2. I always have tv, music or a loud fan on in the background. I've had tinnitus ever since I was little and canNOT stand the horrendous ringing in my ears!
3. I am arguably the most disorganized "organized" person I know!!! LOL I really LIKE things totally organized and in their proper place....but having a lack of shelving and space and having teenagers who soooooooo don't cooperate forces me to actually NOT be as organized as I'd truly love to be!!! A study in contradictions am I!!!
4. I am a cookie monster!! Yes......any cookies (almost!) LOL. That's why I really was even MORE stoked than usual at Melanie's latest stamps........how can I NOT love this set of Have A Cookie Stamps!!!!??? LOL
5. I love snow!!!!!!! Sorry, I know y'all know that.............but I just LOVE SNOW!!!!!!!
6. I'm not ready for my kids to be grown up!! I suppose I'm not alone there, am I?? I just want them safe and protected for a little longer!!! Okay, forever..........but I know that's not gonna happen!! LOL
7. I have had some of the BEST experiences of my life since I started stamping 2 years ago and blogging 1 year ago!! You all have become amazing friends and such a special part of my life and I'm incredibly thankful for you all!!!!!

Okay...........now here's a KISS!!!!!!! LOL I am part of Ashley at Heart Hugs Designs Etsy Design Team!!!! Yes it's a blast and I was soooooo thrilled and honored to actually be a part of this unique and fun little group!!!! Ashley picks out an Etsy Shop each week for some inspiration and we'll post what we come up with. Then she'll post all the DT creations and EVERYONE is welcome to play along!!! Usually there is a really awesome and cool prize to win, sometimes from that very Etsy Shop!!!! So hop on over and see what it's all about!! She posts the challenges on Saturdays and I'll remind you all on Sundays!!!!


This week the Etsy Shop was Morgan Street. The super yummy-looking and fun products as well as some very tasty yummies too!!! I tried a template by Renee O. as posted on Splitcoast for this little Chapstick Holder. I used the delicious Sweet Stack DCWV dp and the Kiss from the Unity November Kit of the Month. I made it for my little 4 y.o. niece!!!!
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