Friday, December 17, 2010


Hey Everybody! I am Kathy Floen, one of the newest members of the Lime Limelight Scrappers! :) I love being part of this group of talented women because I love being a part of something bigger, something that gives back. And...that is exactly what the Lime Light Scrappers do. :)

If you have gotten here from Kim's Blog, then you are in the right place.

If you need the list of all the blogs here they are!

Lime Light Charitable Design Team
Gracie --Imagine That
Sue --Sue's Cricut & Crafts
Joanne -- TropicLuv
Joy -- Everyday Cricut -- she's one of our honored guests on this hop, giving you tons of ideas for your Cricut creative mind.
Terry --Hello From Oregon
Peg -- Peg's Crafting Corner
Kim --the object of art is to give life a shape
Kathy -- The Beautiful Life (YOU ARE HERE)
Sarah --Pink Cricut -- she's our other honored guest on this hop, full of inspiration and generously sharing her Cricut talents.
Sandra-- Sandra Wilson Designs
Samantha --Samantha J Designs
Sonya -- Appel Quilling Garden
Then go back to the Lime Light

I decided to do a little project for you all tonight. Every year I make my own camels and give them out to friends and family as gifts. So, this year, I was lucky enough to get a Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge from my friend. On there is so many fun boxes to make to put fun little gifts in. I chose the Christmas Cottage...because it is cute. :) So, here is my video! :)

Now for the recipe:


1 cup butter or margarine
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
Dash of Salt
1 cup light Karo syrup
1 15 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp of vanilla (although, if you know me...I never measure vanilla)

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add the brown sugar and salt, stir. Blend in Karo syrup. Gradually add milk. Stir constantly over meduim heat until your candy thermometer reached 240 to 245 degrees (firm ball state). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a buttered 13x9 inch pan and let cool completely before cutting. To wrap them..I use wax paper. 

I hope that you enjoy them. :)

I was lucky enough to get Valerie from Scraps for Less donated a Fancy Pants Christmas Kit that is up for grabs. She has a tremendous site (that is getting re-done but is opening in January) and crazy low prices.

Make sure, to be eligible for prizes, that you become a follower on each blog (including this one) and leave a comment letting us know that you have done so. There's several hundred dollars worth of prizes (see slide show below), so you will definitely want to make sure you are eligible.

Here is a pic of the Fancy Pants Kit!
Now you are done here! Your next stop is Agnes, click here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mark Your Calendars for Friday, Dec. 17th! Lime Light Blog Hop!

As you can see by the title, the Lime Light Charitable Design Team (of which I am a card-carrying member) is having a blog hop this Friday at 8PM.  We want you to get to know us and what we do as a team, so we are having a blog hop so that you can visit the various team members' sites.  We also have a couple of the top Cricut bloggers on the net -- Everyday Cricut and Pink Cricut, that will be stops along the way.  The team came together a few years ago because of our love of Cricut, and we wanted to give you a couple of bonus's as these sites are top notch when it comes to Cricut creative inspiration. 
At 8 PM CST on Friday, we'll  be posting the instructions on how you get from blog to blog and what you need to do when you get to each blog (COME TO THE LIME LIGHT BLOG FIRST FOR INSTRUCTIONS).  All simple stuff.  Now, here's the fun part. We'll be giving away some very nifty prizes, including a grand prize stash worth over $150. And because I can't wait, I'm giving you a peek at the prizes. So sit down, take a look at the goodies, and then join us Friday at 8 CST for a fun time!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I am in the Lime Light!!!

Hey Everyone! :) I feel so blessed right now.

A month or so ago, The Lime Light  , had a design team call. I had done a project...The Butterfly Project in October (my project is HERE).  I loved the fact that there was a group out there that liked to do something with their creative talents. It felt so good to give back with my creativity.

Well, when they posted that they were accepting apps for the 2011 Design Team, I thought, "I need to do this." I prayed on it, because I was trying for a couple other design teams and was worried, but I also KNEW that I wanted this. :)

Then the email came from Gracie, offering me a spot on the team. I about died. I wanted this and it happened for me! :) I was so happy and proud that I can add The Lime Light Scrappers Design Team to my list of things that I like to do! :)

We will be having a BLOG HOP on December get will be so much fun! :) There will be some prizes too and who doesn't like that??? Teehee! ;)

So, now, this is another one of this girl's homes.

Monday, December 6, 2010

AND THE WINNER IS....................

I went to and used their Integer Generator and they picked number 20. I made sure that if you said you were a follower in a comment that I counted you as two. :)

Number 20 was Marianne and she said: Oh wow, your canvas is beautiful. I love the idea of making this to put out on display each Christmas season. Great job! I am a new follower of your blog and cannot wait to come back and check out your other posts. Thank you for sharing it on this hop. Thank you for sharing this project on the hop.

Marianne S.  ( ) This is her blog if you would like to look! :)

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-12-06 19:44:35 UTC
Thanks Marianne! I will send you an email to get your info! :) Also, Thanks to EVERYONE who became a follower! :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

BLOG HOP Project video (Canvas Reindeer Sign)

Hey everyone it took awhile, but I got my poop in a group. :) But the video of how I made my sign is now up on Youtube.  :) Part 1: Is HERE!!! Part 2: Is HERE!!!

Thanks for your pateince and remember you still have a couple of hours to win my blog candy from the post:  Here!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Blog Hop (I have BLOG CANDY! See how you can win!!!)

Welcome to The Beautiful Life and the Rockin' around the Christmas tree Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Jenny at Crazy about Cricut, you're in the right place!

If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Totally-Stamps and start at the beginning. Go

The theme of this blog hop is ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE. Each blog has created a project. Be sure to visit each blog for inspiration and fun BLOG CANDY.
Susan -
Carol -
Jenny -
Debbie -
Misty -
Iva -
Bonnie -
Nana -
Laura -
Rebecca -
Carol N -
Kee Kee -

For you all I did a fun little project using my cricut and a canvas.
My fun little project! ;)
I made a video that I am sure will be an exclusive because I am afraid it is a little long for my youtube channel. But I couldnt get itto load. Sorry guys :(

But I used a 6x8 canvas, Making Memories Specialty Glaze in Sky, Cricut Cart Trim the Tree, Bazzil Cardstock (dark and light browns), Mod Podge,  resin sand (liquitex), White Acrylic Paint, Crop-a-dile BIG BITE, Wired ribbon, something to stir the resin sand with and spread it on, foam brushes, snowflake charms.
Now, would you like some CANDY??? Of the crafty kind? I am giving away a Basic Grey tabbed/ milk chocolate chipboard album, a pack of 4 acrylic frames from Making Memories, some Tattered Angel Chipboard shapes that are wintry, Ice Crystal Cuttlebug folder and die, a card of ribbon, a pack of 2 6x8 canvas boards, large brads from the 7gypsies Zanzibar collection, and a fun little candle that smells like cinnamon buns.
My Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!
 All you have to do is : 1: Leave a Comment (make sure to leave an email addy so I can contact you if you won.) and 2: If you want to UP your chances...become a follower of mine. You will see a spot of that on the left hand side of my blog. I will announce the winner here at my blog on Monday Evening. Thanks so much! :)
Now you need to go to the next person in our fab blog hop: Debbie at: .  HAVE FUN! :) Thanks for stopping by. :)