Thursday, April 30, 2009

Limelight Sketch and Prize..........Pearls Pearls Pearls!!!

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Are you ready for a sweet little sketch and a PURTY PRIZE??!!! Well join us in this Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge with a product focus on PEARLS!!! This can be the Kaisercraft self-adhesive pearls, Liquid pearls, pearlescent paper....etc.



  • Stamps: Gina K. Friendship's Garden
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Neenah Solar White, Pretty In Pink, Bittersweet dsp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Shimmerz, Brads, Ribbon
Now I usually would have taken this challenge to just SLATHER my card in pearls!!!! Wouldn't I??!!! LOL Soooo........I challenged myself instead to do something different..........so I made my own pearlescent cardstock by painting Shimmerz all over the white cardstock!!! I used the Pink Blingz after I stamped the flower images on it. I painted one thin layer all over it and then added a second layer in spots so it would be just a shade pinker in some areas and add a bit of depth. And still no pearls along the bottom!!! LOL I used some of the chocolatey brown brads in the Bittersweet Brads pack. Which of course match perfectly with the Bittersweet Paper!!!! The flower image is from a new Gina K. set, Friendship's Garden.
The Details:
**Use the sketch provided and think PEARLS!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC020.
**Post a comment with a link to your card to Mandy's Blog by Sunday, May 3rd, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ Three packages of Kaisercraft Pearls of the winner's choice!(Winner is chosen randomly from all participants)
Check out the fabulous DT creations for some inspiration:
It's the Great Ribbon Round-up at Limelight Papercrafts! For every three yards of ribbon you purchase, you may choose ONE YARD OF RIBBON FREE (of equal or lesser value, please)! Simply note your ribbon choice in the Comments section during checkout. If no free ribbon is selected, we will include a yard of our choice.
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy #33...........Brand New Gina K!!!!!!!!

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It's Saturday!!!! Which means another super cute and fun ETSY Inspired Challenge!!!! Check out the shop Ashley picked for us, Opalescence. Some cute jewelry caught my eye.........this mermaid got me in the mood to use the brand new Gina K. Designs stamp set, Guiding Light by Rupa. It's such a wonderful seaside stamp set perfect for masculine cards!!!!




  • Stamps: Guiding Light
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury, GKD Chocolate Kiss, DCWV dsp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Markers
  • Accessories: Twill, Dew Drops
I kept it very simple as it's after midnight and I'm in a camper..........so the photo is definitely a bit dark and not the best quality!!!! LOL Now I have a TON of my stampin' stuff with me...........but that Light Box was just one too many things to attempt packing!!! LOL Now please play along and be sure to link your inspired creation to Ashley's Blog before next Friday night to be entered for a prize!!! And check out the amazing and sweet DT creations for some extra inspiration!!!

De (April Guest Designer)
Heather Schlatter
Jackie Bowman
Joy Stagg
Kerry Angeles
Kristen Dyer
Lindsay Spencer
Shannon Bracken
Taylor Usry
Tiffany Johnson
Tonya Hopkins

I'll be back with some more Gina K. with the GORgeous new sets released last night at the Gina K. SCS Release Party!!! Be sure to check out what's NEW at Gina K!!! And don't forget all the amazing tutorials, challenge and chatting on Stamp TV!!!!!

Tonite is also VSN on Splitcoast!!!! I'm gonna try to play along some.........I sure hope to see some of you there!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

HHH............Butterfly Flowers!!!!!!

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HOWDY from Oklahoma!!!!!!!!!!! It's HHH..........and I'm still Hip Hoppin' and stampin' from my camper!!!!! It is tricky though........and internet is unpredictable!!! I am behind in checking out all y'all's FABULOUS blogs.........but I will be catching up slowly.........don't you worry.........I ***adore*** seeing all the amazing talent and wonderful Unity goodness!!!!!! Did you Hip Hop along at SCS and also join My Unity Place??!!!!! It's addicting!!!!!!! LOL


  • Stamps: April KOTM
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Bittersweet dsp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles, Pearls, Rhinestones, Flowers

I made this for the Hip Hop challenge to make a non-birthday birthday card!!! LOL Well, as camper life has it..........I didn't get it actually uploaded to SCS!!!! But that's okay as I can share it now with you!!!! I got my new April KOTM and I soooooooooooo LUV it!!!!! I think maybe Angela made it just for my birthday!!!!!! LOL I love these butterfly flowers........aren't they precious??? Soooo.........since it was MY birthday and I love pink and brown.........and glitz...........that's what I made!!!!!!! LOL Yeah, I know........what's my reasoning the other 95% of the time I use pink and glitz????!!!! LOL

Make sure to head to Angela's Blog for all the Unity Stamp fun and sales for this week and to check out other gorgeous HHH Unity creations she'll have linked!!!! Bye for now from a campground in Oklahoma!!!! LOL


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~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Saturday, April 18, 2009

ETSY Inspired #32............Angel Face Designs!!!

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Aren't these little Bees just tooooo sweet???!!!!! LOL Welcome to this week's ETSY Inspired Challenge.......the adorable Ashley picked out this cool little shop that features handstamped silver jewelry, Angel Face Designs.


I picked the adorable Bee Mine pendant for my inspiration as I'm just LUVIN' these cute Little Buggers by Unity Stamps!!!! I just wanted to sparkle this little Bee up as it's going to a friend's little girl!!! And she loves PINK and BLING!!!! A girl after my own heart since my own DD decided she likes the Clean And Simple style!!!! LOL I used my new Nesties....I am lovin' all the cool shapes!!!!
Now come play along for a chance to win a prize!!!! Just make any kind of creation that you are inspired to make by browsing through the featured Etsy Shop. Leave a comment on Ashley's Blog by Friday, April 24 linking your creation!!!! Make sure to read all the details as Ashley also has some Guest DT calls going on right now!!!! Come on....you know you want to play with us!!!!! LOL
Check out all the Etsy Girls' Creative Inspiration:







Friday, April 17, 2009

Cottage Rumble #5.........Getting Sketchy!!!!



It's time to RUMBLE!!!!!!!!!!! Yep............Clear Artistic Stamps Cottage Rumble #5!!!!!!! You can check out the In The Cottage Studio Blog to see all the DT creations and get some mojo flowin'!!!!! LOL



I used the Sketch as is.......but feel free to flip it and get creative if you'd like!!!
Here is my card..........I really focused on the Flowers and Sentiment from Sympathy Garden. I love how the sentiment is curved and can easily be used with my Nestabilities! I just used layers of designer paper and similar colors of Shimmerz to color my image. Of course I had to had some bling!!!! LOL
Now come play along:
1) Make a card or scrap page following the sketch above. Upload it to your blog or any other gallery and come back here with a comment and link to your creation so that we all can see!
2) You can use ANY stamps for one entry.
3) If you use Clear Artistic Stamps you get two entries!
4) If you use a Technique Junkies technique (any stamps) you get two entries as well!
5) If you upload to SCS please add the keyword: cottagerumble5
6) Entries accepted until Thursday April 30 midnight, the day before our NEXT rumble :)
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

HHH.................Full Of Hot Air!!!!!!


Looookeeee!!!!! Yep............I found a Hot Air Balloon animation!!!! Ohhhhh the little things just make me smile!!!! LOL Oh as usual...........Hip Hop with Unity on SCS was such a major BLAST!!!! You've gotta go check out Angela's Blog for all the specials that you still have time to snag!!!!! And make sure to hop along all of the fabulous HHH blog posts for some creative and fun Unity Inspiration!!!!!

I JUST got this amazingly adorable Unity Stamps set in the mail.......Love Is In The Air...........designed by the UBER talented Lisa Hetrick!!!!! This balloon is just sooooo cuuuute!!!! And a colorful balloon it is too using some more of my favorite Basic Grey dsp....this one is Marrakech I got at Limelight Papercrafts!!! Finished off with some blingy, bling bling also from Limelight!!!!! LOL Gotta have my bling ya know!!!!!

Just a quick note............go check out the In The Cottage Studio Blog for the Friday Rumble info and I'll have a seperate post up about that later today!!!! ;)

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Limelight Sketch...................Hey Chickie!!!!

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Hey there Chickies!!!!! It's Limelight Papercrafts Thursday!!!! And what a fun Sketch and Product Challenge we have for you!!!! Just be sure to check out Mandy's Blog and link your creation there!!!



  • Stamps: Unity's Hey Chick
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Neenah Green, DCWV stack
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Accessories: SU Rub-Ons, Pearls, Gems, Stickles, Ribbon

I think this sketch that Mandy designed is super cute!!!! Just perfect to give the spotlight to this showy little Chick by Unity Stamps!!! It's called Hey Chick and is just made for blingin' up!!!! LOL Mandy carries so many wonderful Unity Stamps!!!! I used some Rub-ons for the sentiment circle.......a little more of a collage-type feel to it. Mandy has some FABulous Rub-ons at Limelight.........some seriously GORGEOUS Basic Grey ones that will be in my hands SOON!!!!! LOL I used some Stickles.....of course!!! And some Kaisercraft Mint Green Rhinestones and Pewter Pearls just 'cuz you can NEVER have too much bling!!!! ;)

This sketch is also an easy one to use; be sure you try it and play along with us! Up for grabs this week is a package of Basic Grey Silver Summer Rub-ons! And there's a BONUS.... Oh, yes, you can have TWO entries into the random drawing this week? How, you ask?

1- You get one entry for creating a card and posting it to your blog or in an online gallery (details below).
2- This week, if you get a friend to create a card for this challenge, and they post it to their blog or in an online gallery, YOU get a second entry! Just leave a second comment on THIS blog post here telling me who you sent over! Now, this has to be a NEW participant, someone who's never done the Limelight Sketch and Product Challenge! (Yes, if you get LOTS of friends to join in, you get one extra entry for each friend!)

Here are the details:
**Use the sketch provided along with your favorite Rub-ons!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC019.
**Post a comment with a link to your card here on this post by Sunday, April 19, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).
**PRIZE ~ One package of Basic Grey Silver Summer Rub-ons! Winner is chosen randomly!**Hope that YOU will play along!! :) Don't forget that you can get an EXTRA entry this week by getting a friend to play along, too!

Check out Mandy's and the rest of the amazing Design Team's to get your creativity flowing!!!!

Limelight Papercrafts Blog ~ Mandy
Live, Laugh, Love, Create ~ Lorie
My Little Creative Escape ~ Lisa
The Inked Spot ~ Ryann
{the lakeshore stamper} ~ Becky
Taylor-Made ~ JenMarie
A Diamond In The Rough ~ Rebekka

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BELLI Challenge #63..........SNOW DAY!!!!

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YUP!!! My fellow Coloradans know..........April is often our snowiest month!!! We had a beautiful Sunday snowstorm.......over a foot of snow!!! What a perfect day for us to just tuck inside and bake and stamp and play games!!! Did I mention stamp??!!!! LOL The BELLI Challenge this week is Dry Embossing. Be sure to check out all the details on the Creative BELLI Blog and play along!!!!!



  • Stamps: Unity's Snow One Like You
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Neenah Black, SU Pink Pirhouette dsp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Accessories: Stickles, Brads, Snowflake Brads, Clip, Ribbon

I pulled out my Snowflake Cuttlebug folder and embossed after I stamped and colored this CAAAAAAUUUUUUTE snowcouple called Snow One Like You!!!! The artist is the FABulously talented Lisa Hetrick of the Unity Stamps DT!!!! I love them!! I thought it would make a perfect anniversary card for a friend!! Check out all the BELLI Girls over on the BELLI blog for some inspiration and then come play!!!!

Announcement: NEW fun episodes on Gina K. Stamp TV!!!! Check out the fun new technique videos and come play along!!!!

Announcement: Limelight Papercrafts Sale!!! Happy Tax Day! Tax Day is coming up this week on April 15! Whether you will receive a refund or have to pay, Limelight Papercrafts wants to give YOU a Stimulus! Enter the code TaxDay at checkout to receive 15% off of your ENTIRE order!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Saturday, April 11, 2009

EtsyInspired #31.................Melanie's Flowers!!!!

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It's a beeeeeeeautiful Saturday!!! Which means another FUN and FABULOUS EtsyInspired Challenge from our adorable Ashley!!! She picked Misspottery's ETSY Shop for today. I loved many of the floral designs and soft pink that I saw!!



  • Stamps: A Year Of Flowers
  • Paper: Gina K. Pure Luxury White, SU Pink Pirhouette
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirhouette
  • Accessories: Hardware, Gems, Ribbon, Shimmerz

I really did keep this card very simple!!! Are you surprised?? LOL I just stamped 2 Daisies from the Gina K. stamp set A Year Of Flowers designed by the talented Melanie Muenchinger (yep, I got to meet and spend time with her too!!!!) and then cut them out, colored them very lightly with Pink Pirhouette and Niji Waterbrush. I used the AWESOME Pure Luxury cardstock Gina carries!!! I added some Shimmerz to the centers. Just a bit of cuttlebugging and ribbon and hardware......VOILA!!! A simple card for any occasion!!

Now check out all the deets on Ashley's Blog on how you can play along and be put into a drawing for a wonderful prize!!! Make sure you post your challenge back to Ashley's Blog in time!!!! Ashley will also have a sample for you to help get your mojo flowin' as will all the Etsy Girls.........stop by their blogs:

De (Guest Designer)
Heather
Jackie
Joy
Kerry
Kristen
Lindsay
Shannon
Taylor
Tiffany
Tonya

Wanna Be June's EtsyInspired Guest DT Member??

Here's how you enter:
1. Complete each EtsyInspired Challenge for the month of April, there will be 4. Start with this past week's challenge.
2. Post your creations on your blog
3. At the end of the month, I will have a post asking who participated in all FOUR challenges. Be sure to post on that!


The winner will be announced the first week of May. The prize will be the guest spot on the EtsyInspired design team for the month of June. Good luck and tell your friends!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, April 10, 2009

HHH..............

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Ahhh the simple things in life.............the beautiful green of a Spring tree, the hoot of an owl, in a word...........Nature!! Yesterday's Hip Hop was centered around upcoming Earth Day!!! Going green.........caring for our planet!!! And of course there are some AWEsome sales at Unity Stamps for you to check out on Angela's Blog!!!!



  • Stamps: Be "Owl" Mine, January KOTM
  • Paper: Neenah Solar White, Chocolate Chip, SU dsp
  • Ink: Memento Black, Sharpies
  • Accessories: Findings

I felt like making some cute Unity Wearables!!!! LOL So out came the Shrinky Dink and earring backs!!! This is from the AD-OWL-ABLE set Be "Owl" Mine!!!! I used the sentiment from the January KOTM. I colored with Sharpies before I shrunk/shrank/shrinkied them!!!! LOL


  • Stamps: March KOTM
  • Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Neenah Solar White, SU dsp
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
  • Accessories: Stickles, Pearls
And this card is made with the FABulous March KOTM.......I do love the simplicity....hey, it can be simple even with a big o' the bling!!!!! LOL Grab a yummy drink with some caffeine and have fun seeing all the fun Unity HHH blog posts listed on Angela's Blog!!!! And if you watch her video of this week's specials she mentions MEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!! I'm silly, I know!!!!! LOL 'Cuz I'm trying to organize a Unity Cookbook and has some super cute Recipe Bundle just for the occasion!!!! Isn't THAT cool???!!!!! So come on over to the Unity Forum on SCS and join in the fun!!!!!


~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Belli Challenge #62.................Sweet Stuff!!!

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Who doesn't LOVE treats????!!!! Okay, well, there might be a few out there...........but PLEASE don't tell me!!!!! LOL As you've probably guessed by now..........this week's BELLI Challenge was to make a treat holder...........okay, well, technically Chrissy challenged us to use Cello Bags.........but I mean really.........there is but ONE NOBLE USE for a Cello Bag, is there not???!!! To hold sweet treats!!! ;)


I made a little Triangle Box using Cammie's Triangle Treat Box Tutorial on SCS. It's sooooo simple!!! I LOVE Cammie.....and how creative she is!!! You know I got to meet her IRL!!!! I used a piece of designer paper, so it does tend to bow out just a bit on the sides. Of course I also filled that little Cello Bag up pretty full of jelly beans!!!!! LOL Well, I stamped the super sweets from Mix Up Of Cuteness by Unity Stamps and of course also had to Stickle them up!!! LOL Added some of this delicious Ruffle Ribbon and some Kaisercraft Rhinestones. You'll find these gorgeous embellies at Limelight Papercrafts!!! That's it!!! Super easy and a cute little gifty to hand out to the kiddos!!!
Wanna play along??? Please do!!!! And you've GOT to check out the Creative Belli Blog for samples from the DT............oh so creative and fun!!!!! And find out all the details on how to play along!! Then link your creation back to that blog so we can all see some more FUNTASTIC ideas!!!!
~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Monday, April 6, 2009

Limelight Six Chicks Project Day..............A Unity "Green" Day!!!

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Happy April 6th!!!!!!!!!! You know what that means???!!! It's the Limelight Papercrafts Six Chicks Project!!!! This month's theme is to celebrate Earth Day!!!! So focusing on being GREEN!!! It actually CAN be easy being green!!!! LOL See?? Kermit was trying to teach us long ago lessons we'd need for today!!!

So here's my Earth Day project...........with a GREEN theme and especially for kids!!! I used the ever so perfect Unity Stamps Eco Chic kit!!!! A fabulous gift from my amazing friend Carolina!!!! Have I told you how much I LOVE it Carolina!!?? THANKS!!!!! I put some fun things in the basket.........well, first of all, the basket is green if you couldn't tell!!!! LOL And green garden gloves, some seeds to plant, some garden tools (obviously to be used with the help of an adult!!), a water bottle with some granola bars for energy, there's a fun green drink mix with gummi worms (well, sometimes you really just gotta have sugar to keep ya going!!! LOL) and a little clay flower pot that I stamped. I used one of the Unity Tags that come with the amazing Handles to make a little alterred tag to hang on the basket. Here's a close up of a few items.

Here's the card......I stamped the tree onto some shrink plastic and cut it out with a Nestie. I colored the plastic with Sharpies and the other images with Copics. I used Bronze Rhinestones and Mint Green Rhinestones. I swear I have every color that Mandy carries!!! LOL


Here's the little clay pot.........I stamped it and then colored the images with Golden Wheat Shimmerz, Spiced Cider Blingz and Celery Shimmerz......Mandy carries Shimmerz and Blingz, including some BRAND NEW colors at Limelight Papercrafts!! I'll be ordering some more as those brand new colors are calling my name!!!! LOL


I made a Hanging Treat Box from a template on SCS..........I originally had a little kiddo water bottle in the basket, but the hanging treat holder was too long!!! LOL It was super easy to make, I'm working on scaling it down to fit the little bottles for kiddo gifties!!! I put in some healthy granola bars to help offset those Green Peeps!!!! LOL
See THIS POST for the Limelight SKETCH CHALLENGE...Winner gets a 6X6 or 8X8 Paper Pad of THEIR CHOICE!! And don't forget about the Easter Egg Promo ~ an Easter Egg filled with a SURPRISE will ALL ORDERS! And remember to use the code BunnyTrail at checkout to receive 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER!
Now please go take a gander at the amazing and fun projects from all the Six Chicks and Mandy and our 7th Six Chick Guest Designer:
Oh and go check out our Clear Artistic Stamps Cottage Studio Blog to see what I created for today!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Saturday, April 4, 2009

ETSY Inspired #30....Feelin' Owlie!!!!

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It's Saturday...............you know what that means???!!! Time for the Fun and Fabulous ETSY Inspired Challenge!!!! Our very sweet and talented leader, Ashley, has chosen such an adorable and whimsical shop, LaurenAlexander, as our inspiration for this week!!!

I chose this cutie patootie owl as my inspiration piece.........WHOOOOOO can resist an adorable owl???!!!! LOL Oh come on.............you sooooooooo knew there was gonna be a corny pun!!!!

  • Stamps: Unity's Be Owl Mine
  • Paper: Neenah White, Basic Grey - Marrakech
  • Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Copics
  • Accessories: Liquid Applique, Flowers, Gems, Ribbon, Stickles

    I broke out one of my brand new Unity Stamps kits for this one!! I have been waiting for just the right time to ink up Be Owl Mine and this was it for sure!!!! I cut out the branch and used brown liquid applique on top to make it look more realistic. And had to add a few gems and a bit of Stickles!!! LOL Now take a good look around this adorable shop and play along!!!! The shop owner, Lauren, is offering up one of those cute pendants as a prize!!! So get creative and link up your challenge to Ashley's Blog by next Friday at noon to be entered into the drawing!! Also check out her adorable sample for this challenge!!!

Here are the other DT members with some creative samples to get your mojo flowing!!!

Heather
Jackie
Joy
Kerry
Kristen
Lindsay
Shannon
Taylor
Tiffany
Tonya

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's A Clear Artistic Stamps RUMBLE.........With A Prize!!!!!!

Psssssst.............HHH post is just below this one!! ;)
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Are You Ready To RUMMMMMMMMMBLE??????!!!!!!!!!
WooooooHoooooooo!!!!!!! I'm soooo happy to announce that Clear Artistic Stamps will be issuing a Cottage Rumble every other Friday..........with a chance of winning a wonderful prize!!!! You can even find us listed on the Daily Dare Blog every other Friday!!!! You'll find all the details and the Design Team samples on our In The Cottage Studio Blog!!!!

The challenge???? To make an ATC...........Artist Trading Card...........the size is 2.5x3.5. And use APRIL as your theme to inspire your design!! What comes to mind when you think of April??? Flowers? Rain showers? Sunshine? Diamonds? It is my birthday month too!!! :)

  • Stamps: Sympathy Garden
  • Paper: Basic Black, GKD Pure Luxury
  • Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls, Embossing Powder


I used Belinda's sweet stamp set Sympathy Garden which is part of the Capacious Collection. I embossed the flowers in white and just added pearls at the corners. Now........please play along in this challenge..............wanna know what prize you've got a chance to win????

This beautiful and elegant Old Vine Alphabet Stamp set valued at $23.95!!!! Just create your ATC and upload it to your gallery or blog and post a comment here on our In The Cottage Studio Blog to be entered into the drawing!!! You may use any stamps, but you will get TWO entries if you use Clear Artistic Stamps!!!! Just leave 2 comments on that blog, one for each entry!!! If you're uploading to SCS........use the keyword cottagerumble4 and if you use Belinda's stamps SCS created the keywords clear_artistic_stamps. I can't wait to see all the wonderfully gorgeous ATCs!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

HHH...............Just Beachy!!!!!!!!

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HIP HOP!!!!!!! Well, of course it was another FUN day on the Unity Stamps SCS Forum!!!!! Sooo much fantastic chatting, prizes, challenges...........and some awesome friends!!!! Make sure to check out the specials at Unity Stamps and start a really fun Blog Surfing of all the HHH posts on Angela's Blog!!!!



So here's a card I made for one of the Hip Hop challenges..........it was a 3x3 challenge..............3 or less colors and 3 or less layers..............all I can say is................I TRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried...............I really, really tried!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I think I was traumatized by last attempt at CAS, so now I just can't...................do.................it!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL I used the super adorable Beach Days & Sun Rays kit!!! I love it!!! I used some Microbeads for the sand and popped up the umbrella and the sun. Of course had to use some Stickles and Dew Drops!!!!

I'll see you in a bit for a fun, new challenge I'll be posting just above this post!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Limelight Sketch Challenge...............Shine!!!

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It's April!!! Spring is here!! That makes me think of bright, sunshine-filled days!! What's bright and shiny?? Metallics!! What can you find that's shiny metallic to use on your challenge this week?? Brads, Metallic Paper, Eyelets, Embellies??? Let your creativity "shine"!!!!

Are you ready for a FUN Limelight Papercrafts Sketch & Product Challenge???!!!! Here's a challenging Circle Sketch for you!!! LOL You'll want to play along as there's a wonderful prize to win!!!!

I used Unity's Shine On stamp kit since we're talking about SHINY!!! And some Stickles and Brads from Limelight.............I used my Circle Nestabilities, so this card is actually gift card size......and I tucked it into a box of little goodies I sent to my DD who is out of State visiting some friends!! I'm missing her quite a lot, and so hope she enjoys this!!!


  • Stamps: Unity Shine On
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury White, Basic Grey dsp
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Star Brads, Silver Brads, Ribbon, Stickles

Here's the deets for you:

**Sketch challenge using Metal/Metallics!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC018.
**Post a comment with a link to your card to Mandy's Blog by Sunday April 5th at midnight (or before winner is drawn Mon a.m.)
PRIZE ~ 6x6 or 8x8 paper pad of the Winners Choice!

Don't forget about the Easter Egg Promo! ...an Easter Egg filled with a SURPRISE with ALL ORDERS! AND the DISCOUNT CODE! Use the code: BunnyTrail at checkout to receive 15% off your ENTIRE ORDER!

~ And check out all the FABulous Design Team Creations ~

Limelight Papercrafts Blog ~ Mandy
Live, Laugh, Love, Create ~ Lorie
My Little Creative Escape ~ Lisa
The Inked Spot ~ Ryann
{the lakeshore stamper} ~ Becky
A Diamond In The Rough ~ Rebekka
Taylor-Made ~ JenMarie

Now............as much as I LOVE the Sunshiny Spring theme for today................we had a big blizzard a few days ago and we just got MORE snow last night with more coming Friday!!!!!!!!!! LOL Yep.........that truly **IS** Springtime in the Rocky Mountains!!!!!!

~ Have A Creative Day! ~