Monday, December 1, 2008

Gingerbread Sighting #2

Happy December! I can't believe it's here, but I am excited! Lots and lots of gingerbread will be found! I became addicted to digital scrapbooking about 9 months ago and just love it! I especially love making hybrid projects. My favorite digital designer is Nancy Kubo and I just love all her cute and cheery designs. I was hoping she would come out with gingerbread graphics for Christmas and did she deliver! First she came out with the cutest graphics and then followed it up with the sweetest little tags using the same graphics. I had to get them both. Huge Fan! Be sure to check out her blog too. Be back soon with some more gingerbread goodies!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It seems like this year has just flown by and now Christmas is upon us. I loved driving around last night with my husband and seeing so many Christmas lights up. I saw some really beautiful houses and I could just feel the spirit of the holidays. I wanted to share a couple of photos of a recent bag & tag swap I did this month. I am sorry I have not been able to post very much, as many of my swaps were due this month. I am finally down to one last swap due in mid December. I can't believe it, but I am relieved as I need to get my Christmas Cards done this week. Have a wonderful day and I will be posting more in December.

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home & Season's Sweetings ( Stamp a Sweet Impression) and Sentiment (Amuse)
Ink: Jet Black Stazon and Copic Markers
Paper: White, Kraft & Pure Poppy (PTI), Patterned Paper - My Mind's Eye & Bo Bunny
Accessories: Red Gems (MAMBI), Ribbon (Michaels, Bo Bunny & SU!), Brads (American Crafts), Stardust Stickles and Signo White Gel Pen

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gingerbread Sighting!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the incredible Gingerbread line Martha Stewart has out at Michaels. All of the items are so cute! Here's a picture of some of the items I bought. I want it ALL! You know if you don't get it now, it won't be there later. I have learned this lesson too many times, so I had to pick up the key items. The Gingerbread stamp set and Gingerbread border punch were must have items. I also fell in love with the new dot scallop punch. I will be making some swap bags with this set, so I will be back tomorrow to show you what I came with using these items. As you know, Christmas is rapidly approaching so I will be doing several of these Gingerbread Sightings for all my fellow Gingerbread lovers. Let me know if you have any sightings of your own. I would love to hear from you.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!! It's a happy one indeed! I am so excited to share with you that I was selected me to be the very first Friday Friend over at the SASI Blog. Can you believe it, me? I couldn't believe it when I read the email. I was going crazy! I am HUGE fan of Stamp and Sweet Impression stamps and Taylor of course, so it was a huge honor for me to be chosen. Be sure to go over the SASI Blog to read my little interview with Taylor, which is why I have posted these photos. My sweet mommy dug up this pictures for me last night. Thanks Mommy! I was about 3 years old when she made me this fabulous costume. I just love it! Especially the stinger! Check out the kid next to me as Shaggy! I could not stop laughing at that last night. Loved the goatee! The bottom photos are some shots of my stinger. Kids kept asking my mom if it was a carrot. LOL! I am of course also diving into the huge candy basket my Grandpa had out. This was before portion control. Well I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!!!!!

p.s. Be sure to visit Taylored Expressions to check out all the wonderful holiday Stamp a Sweet Impression stamps!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Trick or Sweet

Where did the weekend go? It was a whirlwind weekend for me, but I did manage to finish my Halloween goodies. I took a chocolate making class earlier in the week and made lots of fun treats. I just knew I had to use my Stamp a Sweet Impression Stamps for the packaging. The handle bag on the left has 2 purposes. I used Jen del Muro's sketch for the layout and it's a goodie bag for a friend. The Halloween pail is a little gift of some of the chocolate treats I made in class. Since the pail was already a cute Halloween polka dot pattern I just added some ribbon and a tag to embellish. Hope you had a wonderful weekend and I will be back later to post more photos from my chocolate making class .

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sweet Holiday Wishes!

Happy Saturday! This week has just been dragging for me. So I was so excited to wake up this morning and have some fun time! Here's a photo of one of this year's Christmas cards. I just love Amuse stamps, so I was so excited when I came across this adorable gingerbread guy. He is too cute! I also had my eye on the twin cupcakes and sweet holiday wishes stamps for awhile. I am also happy to get back to blogging. I was having some issues posting and it was taking me way to long to arrange my photos, so I sought some professional advice"wink". I would like to send a huge thank you to Taylor for her wonderful blogger advice. This post has been a breeze and I am so delighted. Be sure to check out her new stamp stamp release @ Taylored Expressions. I of course had to purchase the Christmas - Want It All! Check back later this weekend for my Halloween cards and projects showcasing Stamp a Sweet Impression Stamps.
Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Amuse - Missy's Holiday Set, MB Twin Cupcakes & Sweet Holiday Wishes
Paper: Kraft, White & Pure Poppy CS (PTI), Baja Breeze. Regal Rose, Old Olive & Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, New Canvas (Palette) and Copic Markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Ribbon (SU!), Gem (MAMBI), Stardust Stickles, Dew Drops and Nesties

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Give Thanks!

Happy October! I really love fall and I am very excited for the upcoming holidays. I made this for a Halloween/Fall/Thanksgiving swap on SCS. I really fell in love with this Debbie Mumm paper and thought it would go great with my Give Thanks SU! set. Really happy this photo came out well. I am trying to work on getting better lighting. I am putting that photo studio in a box on my wish list for Christmas. Thanks for looking!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Give Thanks (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers and Summer Sun Marker (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip & Bravo Burgundy CS (SU!), White & Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Debbie Mumm - Joann)
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip Ribbon (SU!) and Cinnamon Stickles

Friday, September 26, 2008

Halloween Swaps

Hi Everyone! I am back with a couple more Halloween Swap photos. These are for the SCS swap hosted by SavvyKat. I really loved that I could punch out the spider perfectly with my SU! oval punch. The googly eyes made it more fun too! Can you see the little ghost peeking out at you from the inside of the trick or treat card?

Rachel's Recipe:
Trick or Treat Card
Stamps: Stampendous
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Only Orange, Basic Black CS (SU!), White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Pine Cone Press)
Embellishments: Brads (Doodlebug Design), Stickles, Black Gingham Ribbon (SU!)
Tools: Square Scallop Punch (Marvy), Circle Punches (SU!)

Spider Card (3x3)
Stamps: Memory Box
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and White Craft (SU!)
Paper: Kraft and White CS (PTI), Basic Black CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper Heidi Grace
Embellishments: Googly Eyes
Tools: Scallop Square Punch (Marvy) and Oval Punch (SU!)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Swap Frenzy!

Ok, I don't know what I have gotten myself into! One day I decide to jump into everything all at once. I started the blog, started posting on SCS and doing swaps. Now, I really do love stamping but often find myself hoarding stuff more than using it. My biggest weakness is patterned paper, but that's another story. Ok, so I went a little overboard on the swap commitments but I love them. It's so exciting to get that envelope in the mail. It's such a nice surprise after a long day at work. So here are some pics from my latest swaps. Enjoy! I will post the recipes a little later, just wanted to get the pics up like I promised.

~ Rachel

Challenge Time!

Sorry, I did not post last night. I got caught up in my first SCS challenge. It was a l0t of fun and I was thinking about what I wanted to create all day at work. Hope you like it!

Rachel's Recipe:

Stamps: Printworks (Face), Studio G (Sentiment)

Paper: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose CS (SU!), Kraft CS (PTI), Snowy Jo Patterned Paper (Imaginisce)

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, White Craft (SU!), Pure Poppy (PTI)

Embellishments: Buttons, Thread, Ribbon (American Crafts), Pink Glitter (Doodlebug), Rick Rack

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Blog Update!

It's official! I am finally able to upload again. My sweet hubby hooked me up with RoadRunner DSL last night, so I could get back to posting. Now that the former DSL nightmare is over, I can get this blog rolling. I will be posting my SCS swap cards later on tonight, so be sure to check back.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

First Day!

Happy Saturday! Well today is a day of firsts for me. I am finally able to post my first card on my blog and in my SCS Gallery. I have also joined in on some SCS swaps for the first time as well. It's a big day for me, as I am feeling quite shy about it. I will have to overcome that, but I hope you all enjoy my first card. The theme of course had to be gingerbread! I made this invitation for a cookie exchange that I hope to have in the future. I will try my best to leave as much detail as possible for each project, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask. Have a wonderful day!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Gingerbread (Hero Arts), Sugar Cookies (Denami Designs ), Please Come (SU! Set), From the Kitchen & Recipe Favorites ( Stampendous Clear Sets)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Versamark (Tsukineko), Pretty in Pink & White Craft (SU!) / Markers: Copics
Cardstock: Kraft & Pretty in Pink (SU!), Paper Basics White (PTI), Silver (Michael's)
Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace
Accesories: Red Gingham Ribbon , Chunky Glitter & Dimensionals (SU!), Sugar Coated Brads (Doodlebug Design) , Red Tinsel EP (Stampendous), Liquid Applique, Pink Gems (MAMBI), Stardust Stickles

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bienvenido y Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Welcome to my blog! I am so excited to share my love of stamping, papercrafting, and all things fun with you. Check back soon for more (mas)! Have a wonderful day!