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Limelight Sketch & Product Challenge!

Oct 29, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards

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Hey everyone!! Thanks for the comments and emails as of late 😀 You are the best!

Hope you are having a good day (whatever time it is).

Now lets get to business shall we?

Do you all know Mandy from Limelight Paper Crafts? Well she is just wonderful!

Recently she contacted me to host a sketch and a product challenge! How FUN is that? Of course I was HONORED!

I hope you get excited and play long too! Be sure to check out the BLOG<— for complete details and linking your creations!

So here is the sketch


The Deets:

**Use the sketch above and try to incorporate your favorite BUTTERFLIES!!

**Key word for SCS upload is LLPC033.

**Post a comment with a link to your card right here on the challenge post by Sunday, November 1, at midnight (or before winner is drawn Monday a.m.).

**PRIZE ~ One lucky winner will receive TWO Stampendous stamps: Mod Dot Butterfly and Ruffled Butterfly!

Don’t forget to enter the code BOO in the Comments section at checkout at to receive 20% off of your entire purchase! Through Saturday only! 🙂

My sketch card


Sending Whimsical Greetings

So I took the sketch and dressed it up a bit! The point of a sketch is that starting place! I got inspired and one thing lead to another. I loved the outcome.

The butterfly stamps are by Jillibean Soup! LOVE THEM! As is the patterned paper! I couldn’t resist coloring them to match my paper 😀 The sentiment is designed by my friend Jessica-it is called  Butterfly Wishes. Of course you know I LOVE IT too.

Close up


Posting this card today made me happy. Just what I needed!

I have had a lot going on, and have so many new things to come. During this time of change, to me, butterflies mean so much! They signify change, time beginning and ending, a journey, and hope (to me anyway!). I feel like this is an ever evolving theme of my life! Always a journey I will take with NO regrets! I have prayed a lot about certain things in my life as of late. I believe God has answered me too. May not be what we want to hear, but when we get to where we are going, it will all make sense. I trust him. We always have to remember that everything has a purpose. I truly believe that. The good, the bad and everything in between. Sometimes change is good. Sometimes what we think was bad, was later for the best!

I have so many BIG hopes and dreams. I am always setting new goals. I woke up with a fabulous feeling today! I am not just a dreamer, I am a do-er. Nothing is just handed to us. I work hard in everything I do. I know nothing is impossible with God,  faith, hardwork, and a little confidence doesn’t hurt either! All that being said (I swear I didn’t mean to pour it all out like that!) if you are having a difficult time, are facing change or need a change…. remember that the journey of a 1,000 miles begins with a single step!

Till tomorrow

A digi and a dino kind of day

Oct 29, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Pink Cat Studio

Guess who is having another Digi Release?

Pink Cat Studio  You NEED to CHECK THEM OUT! Trust me when I say you WILL see the lil birds and Lilly & Billy with the cups of cocoa for SURE!

In the meantime I did make this SWEET creation


Isn’t it just YUMMY?

I loved the bright retro sort of holiday colors. Every good card needs GLITTER!

Once again I used my Copic markers to color my ribbon 😀 I like the layers on this one.

Melissa so has me on a digi kick!

Speaking of Digi’s… Noah had a bunch of birthday parties to attend this past weekend, with one more to go next weekend.

That means the DREADED boy card!! I’m not sure WHY the idea of making anything boy themed feels like a challenge, because once I get going, I’m FINE, but it just does. I definitely need to expand on the BOY selection I have going.

That being said, when pondering WHAT I would use for an image I decided that PCS Digi images-Dino Cosume would work perfect!



This is my fave of the 2 I designed using the dino image. I love the bright colors, and the “dino teeth” on the side of the card. I think this lil dino is just the cutest ever. I have been lacking mojo for cards these days, but given that fact I think it came out CUTE!

I used RIBBON but didn’t make a BOW! I was proud! LOL!

I’ve been on a button kick these days too. They just go on everything. Especially BOY stuff. Seems like one of the ONLY acceptable embellishments.


As you can see I drew in some grass, then added my sky. Easy peasy.

The sentiment is from a CTMH set that I had for quite some time now. I need more dino sentiments!!!

It’s Your Day


Here he is in blue. Cute as can be!!

I was a bit stumped on my paper and layout, but it came together, somehow. I SO need MORE paper! How can I have STACKS and STACKS and STILL can’t find the right one? I don’t get it.


Instead of drawing my scene I airbrushed it using my Copic air gun, and makers.

I shouldn’t stress too much since it was for a 7 yo! I don’t think they even noticed the card! LOL!

The stars & sentiment are from Papertrey Ink —Star Prints. This is a must have set! Love it.

Now I have been asked NUMEROUS times about HOW to use Digi images. You can print them right off on your cardstock, and YES! you can use Copic markers too! At least that is what I do. They can also be resized, and flipped so if you wanted something facing the opposite way, you can have that option. There is a TON you can do with them. “I” am not an expert with digi stuff. I usually just get my size and print. Nothing overly fancy.

BUT if YOU are unsure and want to give a try CHECK THIS OUT<—-free image and video for you!

Then there is one for resizing—->HERE!

PCS and Squigglefly are my go to places for Digi images! Another place that has them is All That Scraps. I honestly usually just get them in rubber there! LOL! But they have a great selection too.

Now be sure to check post #2 out!

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