Friday, May 29, 2009



Believe it or not, the "doors" to Limelight opened on June 1, 2008! That means that this coming Monday is their 1st anniversary! Now you know they have to CELEBRATE! And who will be getting the gifts? YOU will! Their fabulous customers!

They will have BIG store-wide sales, of course, and they will also have sketches, games, and GIVEAWAYS! Great PRIZES, I tell you!
So what should you do? Be on their blog Monday, June 1! Their design team (and some friends) and Mandy will be posting challenges, sketches, and games on their blogs. Enter for the giveaways by participating in the activities, and then we'll draw some winners!

SO...they are starting with the giveaways right NOW? :) Post about their Anniversary Celebration on your blog, then leave Mandy a comment with the link their as well She will draw a random winner of a FREE bottle of the BRAND NEW Shimmerz Spritz! Winner's choice of any of the nine colors we carry! Winner will be drawn and announced Sunday night!


You can win 5 fabulous brand new stamps sets by enjoying the SUINK blog hop. Come on over and hop with us!

That's right you can win the entire collection of stamps that are being released in June
from Storage Units Ink and More (SUINK)!

There are Five Fabulous new sets coming out and you can be the lucky winner of the whole sha-BANG!

We will be showcasing the sets with a sneak peek blog hop starting bright and early on June 1st. All you have to do to be eligible to win the stamps is to hop along with us and leave a comment on each designer's blog along the way. You will hop through 9 designer's blogs that will be showcasing the new sets and then finish off at the SUINK blog to leave your final comment telling us which stamp set is your favorite. That's it! And the whole sha-BANG can be yours.

The blog hop begins at 9:30 am EST on June 1st. The first blog you will visit will be

Laura at Lu-La's Corner

and you will be able to follow links from there.

Denise will be picking a winner on June 2nd so you have until 12 midnight (EST) on June 1st to get you comments in. When the winner is picked we will verify that they have indeed left a message on each blog and if they did they will be crowned the winner! If not we will pick another name until we find one that left a comment on all the blogs.

Believe me there will be some fabulous eye candy at each stop. And don't worry if you don't win, because through out the month the team will be giving away sets on their blogs too!

You got to be in it to win it!


A little Friday FUN

Happy Friday......With my hubby being down with a broken ankle, I have not had much time for cards, but I did manage to make a card for Michelle at The Paper Tree. She gave me some Bella's and Whipper Snappers to work with. Now, I am not a huge Bella fan, but I did really like this mismatched Ketto. I am definately into the "rocker" look with my stamps. Since I am typically a jean, t-shirt and flip flops kind of girl, I like to show my inner wild side on some of my cards (hehehe).

Short post today, but I will have a bunch of things going on here, on Monday. Watch for new releases, blog hopes, and PRIZES!!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Abbey & Digi Shack Thursday challenge

WOW, it has been a few days since I posted. Things have been crazy over here in our house. Last Wednesday my husbands aunt passed away, and on Sunday, my husband tripped outside and broke his ankle in two different places. So, needless to say it's been all me. He broke his right ankle, which means he can't drive, and really can hardly walk. We are seeing the orthopedic surgeon today to get a date for surgery. He will need a plate and screws to keep the ankle lined up. I am telling you, when it rains it pours.
My daughter is also making her 1st communion this weekend and I have been trying to get ready for that as well. So this is the reason for my lack of post. Not enough time in the day for me.

WOW....Haw time flies when you're having fun. My Daughter Abbey turned 8 yesterday and it was blowing my mind. Amazing how fast time goes. I can clearly remember the days when she was an infant and loved to be snuggled, and now, Still likes to be snuggled, but not in front of her friends.

For her special day yesterday, I made Choc Chip cookie sandwhiches for her to bring to school and share with her class, and then I went and had lunch with her at school and treated her to a McDonalds Happy meal. She was very popular at lunch (hehehe).

When I was making the cookies for her class, I decided that I would use the left over cookie dough and make Abbey a giant cookie for her birthday, instead of cake. I frosted it with choc frosting and added some pink sprinkles. Well, as you can see from the photos, this was a BIG hit. She took at bite and said "I am in love". She's so silly.

Today is Digi Shacks Thursday challenge, and the challenge at hand is a sketch challenge . My favorite. I used DIgi Shacks weaved flower pot and saying and some new Making Memories paper I got from The Paper Tree.

So, if you're looking for a challenge, head on over to the Digi Shack and play along. While you're there, check out their new Digi packs. They are super cute and at a great price. I am loving the DIGI world. So easy! Have a great Thursday and maybe I will see you on Friday.

P.S. Today is also Three Clover Design Thursday. Due to lack of time I was not able to play, but if you would like to join them, head on over. Her challenge today is Ship Shape. ANy card that is not square or rectangle. Check it out if you get a chance! There's a prize.....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Blog Candy Winners

Thank you all for playing in my blogoversary. I really appreciate all the comments...You all make me smile!!!!! So here we go. If you are the winner, please lmk know which prize you would like 1-3. The first person I draw get s first choice and so on. Please e-mail me your address. Thanks for playing.

45 Timestamp: 2009-05-23 13:59:38 UTC
Heike said...
Happy Blogaversary, thanks for the chance to win. I've linked you on my sidebar and im a follower. I want see more Tutorials, all your creations are Stunning....


31 Timestamp: 2009-05-23 14:10:52 UTC
Peggy said...
Great Candy and you know I love your blog! I don't know what else I want to see. I love your layouts so I can just case them(he he).

60 Timestamp: 2009-05-23 14:17:13 UTC
Stampin Mindy said...
Wonderful Blog Candy, I'm linking you hereThanks for a chance to win! HAppy Blogoversary!

Congratulations ladies!!!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009


Happy Friday!!!! No Bloggers challenge for me today, but you can check out the rest of the ladies by clicking on the bloggers challenge button on the right.

I am doing a happy dance over the soon to be released "NEW" Basic Grey Cardstock and 6x6 DP pads. Look at how wonderful they are. I am sure most of you know, but in case yoyu don't Basic grey is my absoulte favorite DP, and they just keep coming out with more great new products and designs. Now they are carrying Cardstock. Which is a must have for me. I am so excited I can't wait to get my hands on these.

Wanna make sure you get yours? Well, Mandy over at LIMELIGHT papercrafts will be carrying them and she will take your preorders as well. Why order with Mandy at Papercrafts? Her store is fabulous, her prices are right and her shipping is amazingly fast. I am serious, she will get your order out to you within days. So if you love it as much as I do, head on over and contact Mandy so she can hold yours.

Have a great weekend, and a fabulous holiday. I am hoping to have some Inky Impressions cards this weekend. What till you see how cute these stamps are... check back. Bye for now!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

3 Clover Thursday & Digi Shack Thursday challenge

Happy Thursday all. I had two cards for you today. First, my card for Three Clovers Designs. Kerry's challenge is a color challenge. Black & White and one color. I love black and white with lots of colors, but today I used pink for the cow card. I used MJ's Lunchtime sketch (again). Having a great time with this sketch. I, f you get a chance, head ob over to Kerry's and play along.

So, if you get a chance, head on over to Kerry's blog, and play along. it's a great challenge.

Stamps: Clear Dollar
paper: making memories
ink: copics, memento

My second challenge today is a challenge for Digi Shack. They are also hosting a color challenge: Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue and Black. I used one of Digi Shacks Dragon images. My card did not photograph well, but I colored the dragon Teal and light blue. I am not sure you can pick that up from the photo. So, what are you waiting for? Head on out and check out the DT members cards and then make one of your own. Have a wonderful Thursday.

Image: Digi Shack
paper: SU, coredinations
INK: memento, copics
misc: white pen

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday Challenge 41- DE-STRESS

Happy Wednesday all. Here we are, the middle of the week and only 2 days left till Friday and for a few of us, a 3 day weekend. Any big plans? I plan on staying home most of the weekend and hoping to get my garden in. Memorial Day weekend is considered "Safe from a frost" for us New Englanders to start planting. I am hoping to get my flowers in today and the veggie garden in over the weekend. I may even get creative. How about you?

Today is Su Ink's Whatchadoin Wednesday challenge. The challenge is to DE-STRESS. The thought is, due to all the stress and anxiety in our lives, lets play on words and DE-STRESS. Sit, relax, and take out your stress on a card, and distress.

I used SUINK's "Welcome to The Zoo".I used some my new DP I got at CK Manchester last week and distress my circles with scissors, and crumpled some of my paper. I used to be a lot better with distressing. Now I think I am to busy trying to make my cards all pretty. I also played along with MJ's Monday lunchtime sketch challenge. I love when I can work 2 challenges in one card. Hehehe.

I am off to a beautiful Wednesday here in New Hampshire. I am going to get the kids off to school, and enjoy our first "warm" day.

Can't wait to see your creations. When uploading online please use the keywords SUINKWWC41 and come on back here and leave us a comment. We would love to come and check out your creation!

Stamps: SU INK "Welcome to the Zoo"
Paper:Imaginsce, SU Choc Chip
INK: Copics, Memento black
Misc: Cuttlebug folder, punches

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Digi Shack Sale & Hugs For Pia!

25% off a purchase of $10.00 or more, now that is what I

enter code:82994712 at checkout

I also wanted to share with you that Digi Shack is the host over at Card Patterns. The challenge is a sketch challenge, and the prize is FREE Digi images.

Here is the card I made for their sketch challenge, but this card has a much better purpose. I made this card for my good friend Pia. Pia's 93 yo Grandmother passed away yesterday and I wanted her to know That I am thinking about her and her family.

I used one of my new Digi images and colored away. I do have to tell you a little story about this card. I had just finished the card, it was colored and everything. Well, I decided that the color I used for the leaves didn't look right. So, I went back over the leaves with a little darker green, and all of a sudden a huge glob of ink fell on my card. Arrrrrrrhhhhhgggg. I tried to cb it out, but it was to much. I had to do it all over. I of course took a photo to show the glob. There was no fixing it. Does anyone know why that may happen with a Copic marker? What the heck. So, this very simply card turned into a all day project.

So, if you get a chance, head over to Card patterns and check out the sketch and then sign up with mr. linky. FREE images...... Also, take advantage of the Digi Shack sale......

Stamps: Digi Shack Image, computer generated sentiment
Paper: Basic Grey, PLUM SU cardstock
INK: copics, So Saffron for sponging
misc: Stickles, bling

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Wow, I can't believe I've had my blog for one year already. Time flies when your having fun.I want to say THANK YOU to all my followers, my blog wouldn't be anything without my faithful blog buddies. You all are so wonderful and I thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful comments. It really means alot. If it wasn't for you, my blog wouldn't be what it is today.

In Celebration of my BLOGOVERSAY I am giving up some blog candy! I have picked some of my favorite things to give away.

I will be drawing 3 names for my blog candy from The first person I draw gets first pick and so on.

Wanna Play? Here is the details.
1.Share the news. Link my blog on yours.
2.Become a follower/sign up foe e-mails updates.
3. Leave me a comment on this post telling what you would like to see more of on my blog!

I messed up my post, so I will draw winners on 5/21

Thank you all for helping make my blog what it is today!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Cloud Tutorial

Happy Friday all. Have you ever looked at something and said, hmmm "how did they do that"? Well, I have been struggling with creating a sky on my cards, and I often see these really cool clouds and wonder "How did they do that". Well, I recently had a mini lesson from Mary & Peggy and it was so much easier than it looked, so i thought I would share this info with you. If you look at my last week of cards, you will notice I have gone crazy with the clouds. I love the affect!

I start of with White card stock, Bliss Blue Ink pad from SU, my Great Impression cloud maker (you can also use a scalloped oval circle and get the same affect), and a make up sponge.

You then place the cloud maker on the paper, dab your sponge in the ink pad, DAB off on a scrap paper before you start on your project. This will prevent big dark blobs of ink. Continue moving your cloud maker/scalloped oval circle around from high to low.

Sponge until you get the affect that you want. This is so easy and looks so wonderful. If you get a chance to try it out, lmk, I would love to see your project.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Happy creating!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Three Clover Thursday & Digi Shack challenge Thursday

Happy Thursday!!!! Today i have two wonderful challenges for you. The first challenge is Kerry's over at Three Clover Designs. Her challenge was to make a card using flowers the flowers can be anywhere or anything. This is a really easy challenge for me, because I almost always have a flower somewhere on my card (hehehe).
Okay, while I was away on my stamping trip in Vermont, friends of mine (Mary/Peggy)were showing me some of there new stamps. They had just place a fairly good sized order with Sugar Nellie and they were playing with those. Well, I have seen sugar Nellie and liked them, but in person, I LOVED them. Oh boy, another thing I "MUST" have. My card today was made with one of there images. They tell me she is a pen pal girl, but I thought she looked more "rocker" girl to me, so I went with that. These are really fun images to color and to make "your own". These images can easily look so different depending on who is creating with them. I LOVE them! I don;t always like my cards, but I was pretty happy with this one. She kinda reminds me of my daughter.

Over that same weekend I had purchased some of the Bo Bunny flowers (I haven't seen these in my area), and put them on this card, Added some stickles and there ya have it.
Do you love flowers? Wanna play?To participate please upload your card to your blog or SCS and leave a direct link to that post with Mr. Linky over at Kerry's.
Then we can all enjoy your creations!
When uploading to your blog or scs please link back to this post so that everyone can join in on the fun!
If you upload to SCS please use 3CTC13 in the keyword or title so that anyone looking can easily locate it.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Paper: Basic grey
Inks: Memento black, Copics
Misc: Bo Bunny Flowers, Robins nest baubles, Stickles

Digi Shack Challenge

Today's Digi Shack challenge is a sketch challenge. Trying to figure out my cards layout out is the hardest part for me, so a sketch challenge makes the rest easy. Love sketch challenges!

For the sketch image, I used one of Digi Shack's new Lani images. These are so cute, you have got to check them out. I new how I wanted to color her, but I wasn;t sure of her purpose. Who would I give this card to? I took a closer look at her and decided she was kinda "sexy" (hehehe). Well, that then lead to blue eye shadow, blush and pink lipstick, and then finally my saying (computer generated). I still don;t know who I will give this to, but I think it's funny for a grown mans b-day. What do you think? Wanna play Shack and join in on the fun. When uploading your samples to your gallery please use keyword TDSC05. Also, Toni, the owner is very generous she is over FREE Digi Hawaiian sayings. Go ahead over and get them.

Last but not least, I am addicted to using my new cloud maker, and I have been using clouds in all my cards. You don't have to have a Cloud maker to make clouds. You can use a scalloped oval circle. I am going to do a Mini tutorial on my blog tomorrow, so check back if you like my clouds!

Image: Digi Shack
paper: Basic Grey
ink: copics, bashful blue (sky)
misc: stickles, nessties

Have a wonderful Thursday and I hope you can play along!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hay There

Happy Tuesday all..... Did you have a wonderful Mother's Day? We went to see my Mother and Mother-in-law and then My husband and I went to the Red Sox game with my friend Pia and her hubby. Had a great day.

I made today's card when I was away in Vermont. I have a lot of High Hopes stamps that I have not even inked up yet, so I was on a mission to play with these super cute images. I used my cloud maker for the back ground. I colored the the hay, and the kids and cut them out and placed them, and then one of my friends had the "hay there" stamp. PERFECT! I don;t know who I will give this to, but I really enjoyed coloring this card.

QUESTION FOR YOU! Do you color with Copics? If no why (don't have any, intimidating, like my method better)? If no, what coloring medium do you use?

Stamps: High Hopes
Ink: Copics, memento black, blue bashful blue su for the sky.
paper: paper Trey white, SU DP & Cardstock

Friday, May 8, 2009

SU INK Sneak Peek & Bloggers Challenge #98

HAPPY FRIDAY! I am so glad it's Friday aren't you? The sun is shining, the grass is green, the birds are chirping and the scent of lilacs is heavy in the air. Ahhhh....Life is good!

Today I have a SU INK & More sneak Peek and Bloggers challenge for you. I love the 2 in one challenges.

The bloggers's challenge was to make a Mom theme card, and the SU INK challenge was to make a card, gift item and a scrap page. I must admit, when I saw that I had to make a scrap book back, I cringed. It has been so long since I have scrap booked. That thought was scary. Sooooo....

I made a Mother's Day card and a matching gift card holder with the new paper products that SU INK will start carrying on 5/15. I also used the "you're Some bunny Special" and "thinking of Mom" stamp sets. I am a huge fan of Brown and pink, so that is why I went with that combo.

For the second half of the challenge: the Scrapbook page. In the first place, Ihave to tell you, I had a great time making this page, and it reminded me why I starting scrapping in the the first place, I love doing it. I also really like how my page came out. Not bad for not scrapping in over 2 years.

So, what do you think of the Page? Do you like the paper and embellishments? I do! Can't wait to see the whole that that Denise will be carrying. If you get a chance, hop on over and check out what the rest of the blogger's challenge ladies made, and take a peek on the SU INK blog to see MJ's samples. The rest of the DT will be peeking there projects over the weekend, so keep an eye out!


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Three Clover Thursday: Happy Mother's Day

Happy Three Clovers Thursday. Today Kerry challenged us to make a mother's day card with ribbon or lace. Do you see the lace? me neither, when I read the challenge, I only saw Mother's day (ooppps). It was a rough week. Like I had said yesterday, I had 3 finals in three days, but you know what? I am FINISHED & FREE!!!!! Let the Mojo run free. I am so happy to be able to get back to "normal" life (laundry, making dinners, cleaning my house, and of course my creative hobby). Seriously, I can't wait to get my house cleaned and organized. I had put so many things off until the semester was over. It is time to do some catching up.

Ok, back to my card. This was one of the cards I had made over the weekend at our Vermont trip. My good friend KDC was kind enough to let me stamp one of her Tilda's, and I thought this Tilda would make a great Mother's day card (plus, she is holding Lilacs and I LOVE lilacs). As much as I as I don't love these little Tilda girls (because of the mouth), They are growing on me. I love to color them and set up a scene with them. I loved coloring the wall, the tree, and shading all her clothes. "I think I like Tilda"! Shhhh, don;t tell Kerry.

So, if you get a chance, head on over to Kerry's blog and see what the team cam e up with and then come join in on the fun and don;t forget to sign up with Mr. linky.

Stamps: Magnolia
PAPER: Basic Grey
INK: copics, and memento black
misc: white pen, stickles

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Whachadoin Wednesday Happy Mother's Day

WOW, it's Wednesday already. Seriously, this week has been flying for me. Do you know that yesterday my Mother asked me what I what I was going to do for Mother's Day, and I said "when is it". OMG it is this Sunday. Yes, I have been making cards for it, but didn't realize it was already here. School has me crazy. I have spent so much time studying that the days are just passing me by.

Today's card is made for SU INK & More whachadoin Wednesday challenge. The challenge (obviously) is Mother's day. I used one of my favorite SU INK sets "Sweet things". This was originally a Valentines themed set, but what I really liked it as a Mother's Day card. How perfect are the flowers for mom? I also used the new paper pack by Basic grey. The photograph did not pick up the colors well at all, but they are a plum and very pale green. I paper pieced the girls dress and shoes, and of course cut her out and pop dotted her. Everything should be pop dotted, don;t you think?

The SU INK DT always has FABULOUS samples, so head on over and check out what those very creative ladies did for today's challenge. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Stamps: SU INK & MORE
INK: copics and memento black
Paper: Basic Grey & Coredinations
Misc: white Pen, bling