Saturday, January 31, 2009

TE Cupcake Challenge #52

Suuuup! It's Saturday! Don't ya just love Saturdays? I would like to share the card I made for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. You should of been here as I was running around like mad trying to finish this before 8pm. LOL! I really wanted to do all nine. I think I will do them and post them later. I had them all planned out and just didn't have the time to stamp them out. Is the longest part of making your cards the planning? It is for me, because the time spent on actually making the card seems to just fly. Maybe because that is the best part! Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting me!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Love is Sweet (Stamp a Sweet Impression)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: White & Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Heart Brads (TE), Oval Nesties, Heart Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Stardust Stickles and MS Mini Heart Border Punch

Friday, January 23, 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #39

Howdy! I am back with another Challenge first. This time I am playing along with Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge for the first time. Can you believe it? I have been following her blog for so long and finally started playing. I was super lucky to get to meet Kristina at the SU! Convention last year. It was a thrill to get to meet her in person and take our picture together. Ok I got a little too excited and had to ask her to
retake our photo together. I looked horrible in
the first one. Luckily she did not call out "Security!". LOL! She is not only talented, but so sweet too. Have a wonderful Friday! TGIF!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms and All Holidays (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and So Saffron & Real Red Markers
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Black Brads (SU!), Buttons (Foof-a-la) and embroidery thread, mini glue dots and dimensionals.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Light Box Test

Hello! Today I am trying to test out my new light box by taking a pic of this double pouch bag I made sometime last year. I used my light box with the white backdrop provided on the last 2 photos posted, but I didn't like the look of the background. I hit Michael's yesterday and picked up a white foam poster board to use inside the box instead. I really like the results, however I did still have to enhance the photo a little in Photoshop Elements. I couldn't be happier with my new toys (Lightbox & Photoshop Elements 7). Thanks Mom, Dad and Big Bro for these amazing Christmas gifts. Love ya! Now I am off to start on some sketch challenge cards. See ya soon!
:) Rach

Monday, January 19, 2009

Happy Monday! Just wanted to share a photo of the card I made for Jami's January Swap. I love this new Goody Goody Gumdrops hostess set from Stampin' Up! My style tends to be cutesy, so this was a must have set. All the images are adorable. Be back later and hope you all have a great day!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Goody Goody Gumdrops and Sprinkles
Paper: Real Red, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Kraft , Watercolor and Pink Pirouette DSP
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Craft White, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2way glue pen and Real Red 5/8" Ribbon.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Hey all! It's seems like forever since I have posted anything. December was so busy and I am happy to be back into the swing of things. I made this card for my first Mojo Monday Challenge. I am so excited to finally be able to get back to stamping. I really enjoy the stamping challenges, so I will definitely be setting aside more time to participate more this year. I really love these sweet Cuppie images from Stamp a Sweet Impression. I hope my BFF Pilar really loves this card. She was so sweet and surprised me with 2 cupcake yard stakes for Valentine's Day. They are super cute and I wanted to make her a special card to go along with her Valentine goodies. We have been best friends for almost 20 years. Wow! I had to do a recount! Time flies when you are having fun! She is always so generous and my card giving idol. She loves to send cards, but (you may have to sit down for this one) she doesn't like to make cards (GASP!). However she loves handmade cards and also must own stock in Hallmark. She is on point in sending out cards. You give her a gift and literally the next day you receive a Thank you card in the mail. She must send it out the day you give it to her. She is just amazing! Catch ya later!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Love is Sweet (Stamp a Sweet Impression) and Circle Talk Alphabet (Stampendous)
Paper: Real Red CS (SU!), White CS (PTI), and Patterned Paper (Bo-Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, Signo White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Petite Scallop Circle & Circle Nesties and MS Mini Heart Border Punch, Scallop Heart Punch & Heart Punch