Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Hey, Crystal, look what I found? I have to share, that my PTI shopping buddy and dear stamping friend, and best enabler around, Crystal, and I bought this ribbon waaaayyyy back months ago. We just had to have it. Well, it was so unlike me to NOT use it soon after I received it and you know what happened? I lost it!!!! Happy to say it made a reappearance the other day, and I just had to use it on this card. Yeah!
So, come play along for a fabulous prize from the Stamp Something blog. Our sponsor has some goodies for you. Be sure you are creating a new card and linking it to Mr. Linky on the Stamp Something blog. Come back later, it's another 3 post Friday for me! Hugs, Lisa
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As always, you can play along and have a chance at a fabulous prize. Here's what you need to do.
***Use the sketch provided and think Butterflies!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC033. **Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's post by Sunday, Nov.1, at midnight.
The prize this week is...... Stampendous Mod Dot Butterfly Stamp AND Stampendous Ruffled Butterfly Rubber Stamp!!!
It's a SCREAM of a sale! Now through Saturday, October 31, enter BOO at checkout to receive 20% off of your entire order!
AND.....there's a DT call for a new Six Chicks spot with the Limelight Design team. Check out Mandy's post for all the deets!!!!
phew! is that a lot of fun stuff or what? Can't wait to see what you all do with the sketch. Have fun and bring out the inner butterfly in you! Hugs, Lisa
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
This was one of my favorite of the sketches from the five. Here's the card I did for the challenge followed by another one I did with the Holly Jolly Christmas set I won. This one is also a new stamp, it was a FREE digi download that Julee offered up last week. Aren't those mittens just darling? Papers are fun Jillibean soup. I guess I was still in a polka dot mood cause without knowing it I used some grey dots by October Afternoon on this next one.
I added stickles glitter to the ornaments, punched them out and popped them up. See their hooks? I'm a little embarrassed to admit that after almost 9 years of stamping that I finally bought a silver encore ink pad. What a cool ink, I love how it stamps. So there you have it. Have a Holly Jolly day! Check back tomorrow for our Limelight product and sketch challenge. We have a Rock Star guest designer with us, you won't want to miss out! Hugs, Lisa
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I used my Merry & Bright set, added lots of stickles (those are the small dots on the centers of the polka dots and snowflakes) and a crisp white felt snowflake with a rhinestone brad in the center. Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow. Hugs again, Lisa
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Are you a SCS Fan Club member? I have been for over 2 years now mainly for the instant uploads and being able to upload on Sundays, BUT another huge perk is access to the Dirty Dozen gallery. IT'S AMAZING!!!! There are also some challenges that members are aloud to play along in and this month has really grabbed my attention. It's all about circles and treats. I'm always drawn to circles and treats of course. So I've got a round card and in all fairness it has been a while since I've done one. I used some of the gorgeous Jenny Bowlin papers that came in the Scrapping KOTM.
I also finally used the new, FREE, backgrounders. To stick with the circle theme, I used the one with all the little tiny open circles, they reminded me of the little bubbles that might be bubbling up from the love potion. And of course I finished it off with one of my button-bow combos. Seriously, I've tried to leave off the buttons, but my bows feel so naked when I do, so I always end up tying one on. Be sure to check out Angela's blog or the FWF signup in the Unity forum for the full list of bloggers with Unity goodness today!
and if Angela's specials over at Unity weren't enough for you yesterday, be sure to stop by Limelight Papercrafts. Mandy has lots of Unity on sale (along with other Halloween goodies!), PLUS if you suscribe to her newsletter, here's what else you can get:
And just for our newsletter subscribers, order the Unity October (or September) store kit of the month and choose another Unity single or kit $8 or less for FREE! Just enter your choice of free stamp kit at checkout
I thought the pretty Lemonade dp by Basic Grey was a good fit. Did you see this blog candy goodness? Joanne is so sweet and I just LOVE her style! Gotta love buttony bows! Enjoy your Friday! Hugs, Lisa
I used the pumpkin in place of the circle, and the sentiment on the main square image panel. I'm lovin' this color combo for Halloween, too-razzleberry, curry, black and pumpkin. It's kind of the updated version of the old orange, purple, and black combo you've seen for years. I've got more to come, so come back later today. It's my usual 3 post Friday :)
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
If you want to play along, here's the link to LaToya's blog. Thanks for stopping by today. I've got a cute soccer card to share tomorrow! Hugs, Lisa
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I don't think I can take it
Monday, October 19, 2009
The other detail I just love (well, aside from the new ribbon from MFT. The perfect Plaid ribbon bundle is awesome!) is the red stitching. WOW! I changed out the thread in my machine (something I have rarely done) and think the pop of color is just the perfect touch this card needed. The stamps and paper (Cosmo Cricket,jolly by golly) can be purchased at Limelight Papercrafts.
Now through Friday, 10/23, take advantage of extra savings on selected Fall and Halloween stamps, papers, and embellishments! Click on the SALE tab to check it out!
I also did up the inside of the card and forgot to take a picture of it. I added more strips of paper, red stitching and the Let it Snow sentiment. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs, Lisa
Friday, October 16, 2009
Anyway this week's challenge on Stamp Something is to use Bling on your card. Load up your creations for a chance to win another fabulous prize from iCopic (man I wish I could play!). Plus we are continuing to post our TOP 5 each week. Earn the honor, come play along! Here's my simple CAS holiday card. I love the combo-kraft, razzleberry, and bermuda bay. Fun and non-traditional! I also added some shimmer with some shimmer paint in frosty white. It's an all SU card, well, except for the bling. Check back for my Friends With Flair post and Unity. Hugs, Lisa
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I love this ribbon, it's so fun and I can't wait to use it on a scrapbook page. The ruler on it will be perfect with a school page. So here are the deets on this challenge. Come play along for a chance to win.
***Use the sketch provided and think Ribbons!!
**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC032.
**Post a comment with a link to your card on Mandy's post by Sunday, Oct.18, at midnight.
The prize this week is...... Pink Paislee Tinsel Town Ribbons!!!
Along with our fabulous DT, we have some friends joining our team today. The Etsy Inspired Challenge design team is doubling up as guest design team members for Limelight for this fun sketch!!! Here they are:
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
- Thinking of Hoo stamp set
- fossil scalloped note cards
- chocolate stitched ribbon
- baby braddies
- vanilla perfect panels
- and this gorgeous dp by Memory Box!
I am in love, be prepare to see this little guy for a while. You know I have a thing for Owls and this little one is just A-dorable with a capital A!!!
I'm adding this in, since I was thinking about this card in my sleep and just had to create it early this morning. Thankfully my little guy slept in a bit and I was able to pull this one together after putting the boys on the bus. I also got the fabulous Grow Love set from MFT and it looks wonderful with this same Memory Box dp (Butterfield is the name of it, if you were curious). I found this awesome sketch from Taylor Expressions and decided I would try for her call for a few new members of her sketch crew. Here's my go at it.Happy Hump Day! See you tomorrow for the Limelight Six Chicks sketch and product challenge. Hugs, Lisa
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I used the Who's that E-girl set along with the Early Bird dp by Cosmo Cricket. You should go check out all the other entries, there is some amazing talent that hangs out in the MFT forum. Hugs, Lisa
Monday, October 12, 2009
In challenges like this, does anyone else have the issues of wanting to use every other stamp you don't own on the project. I had so many ideas fly into my noggin and then I'd say, "if only I had that stamp!" Soooo, in using what I have, I decided on this yummy hot cocoa recipe I got from Nichole Heady a few years back. I seriously make my own cocoa every winter now that I have this recipe.
I used lots of Unity stamps-Frame this Alpha, the new scrapbook/collage kit...ect., and Hodge Podge of Happiness. The fun Cosmo Cricket papers, Jolly by Golly were the perfect fit with this project. Wish me luck, I'm hoping to win one of these weeks.
Oh, and here are the specials for Limelight this week:
*The new UNITY STAMP CO STORE KIT IS HERE!
Cosmo Cricket NUTMEG is HERE!!
The new Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co collection is HERE!
*All 12x12 patterned paper BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!
*All Stampendous stamps BUY 3, GET 1 FREE!
*Shimmerz & Shimmerz Blingz BUY 1, GET 1 FREE! (excludes Spritz)Simply enter your choices of free products in the Comments section at checkout! (Free items should be of equal or lesser value, please.)
Friday, October 9, 2009
Now it's time for your Unity fix. I've got some new images to share today. The Oct.09 Store KOTM, arrived at my door step Tuesday (super speeding shipping from Limelight Papercraft!). Have you seen it? It's another great mix of images.
So there you have it! Be sure to see all the other fun Unity inspiration today. here's the link to the sign up thread on SCS. Leave the ladies some love! Hugs, Lisa
I think these Bella's were one of my first "contraband" (you know, non-SU images) I purchased over 2 years ago. It's funny how things can spiral out of control, now I think I own just as much non-SU stamps as I do SU. Boy am I glad, there are just too many other good things out there. Lately, lots of cute images from Stamping Bella have been catching my eye. I started following the Bellarific Friday blog hop and ended up winning some Bella Bucks (it sure pays to play! once in a while I get lucky!) and now lets say a fun little order is on it's way to me :) I thought it was only fair to use some of the images I had on hand before the new ones arrive. So here I am for the Bellarific Friday challenge....anything baby! I forgot how much I love this image, Teddybella. It's perfect for my son's teacher who is due next month with her first baby! The sketch is from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #42. I used the same cute polka dotted paper (October Afternoon, Ducks in a Row. Get yours at Limelight Papercraft!) on my next card. This is the one I made all by myself (no challenge involved!) for my college BFF. Her birthday was yesterday, so this is on it's way to her.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more Stamping Bella cards. Stay tuned! Hugs, Lisa
This was going to be the card I give him, but then I realized I used the Dear Dad sentiment, lol. Sooooo, the boys will give this card to him. It also makes me laugh because I used the tie image from Holiday Blitz and Tim HATES ties. One reason he chose not to work at one of our area hospitals was because the docs had to wear a tie. If he can avoid wearing one, he will.
All right, get to stamping and pull out your browns, it is such a great neutral and goes so well with LOTS of colors. Embrace it! Make sure you link your card up to the Stamp Something Blog for a chance to win a great prize and even make the TOP 5 of the week! Hugs, Lisa
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I used the top note and the Stars #2 dies. The trick was finding a way to attach the fabric to my card. Guess what I found out? My trusty Janome doesn't just sew paper, it really DOES work on fabric, lol! Give it a go, try your hand at using some fabric on a project. Hugs, Lisa
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
ETA: tootin' my horn....did you all see this? Yeah, me!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I added stitching and some die cute leaves to help give the fall feeling to the card. Once again, I used my stamp-a-majig and markers to stamp the sentiment just right! Follow me and come see what fabulous Fall/Halloween projects the rest of the DT came up with. Mandy, Amy, Lee, JenMarie, Ryann, and our October Guest designer Sarah Martina!!!