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