Saturday, February 28, 2009

OCCC Thank You!

Hello! I thought I would play along with another sketch. This time I chose the OCC Sketch Challenge. It's my first time playing. I wanted to add glitter to bring out the stamped flowers more, so I decided to dust off my dazzling diamonds glitter. I used a quickie glue pen to dot the glue on the lines of the flower. I really like how it sparkles. Hope you do too.
Have a great night!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: So Much and Full of Life (SU!)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Daisy Bucket Designs)
Ink: Only Orange, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter & Dimensionals (SU!), Oval Nesties, Quickie Glue Pen, Button (American Crafts ) & White Ribbon (Michaels) and EK Success Scallop Edge Punch


Howdy Partners! These boots were made for walking! This rhinestone cowchick is ready to lasso her a cowboy. I am trying to use the stamps I don't use that often. This is one of my favorite stamps, however I have only used it twice. I really liked this SFYTT challenge. I think I will be using it again soon. I hope you like the card and thanks for looking.
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: M134 Cowboy Chick (Stampendous) and Cowboy Kid (SU!)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Real Red & Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Snow (PTI), Basic Brown (SU!) and Copic Markers
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (TE), Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tools, Word Window Punch & Vintage Brads (SU!) and Stardust Stickles

Friday, February 27, 2009

TECC57 Happy Birthday!

Happy Friday! Here's my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #57. I have had this Penny Black stamp for awhile and really wanted to use it. So as I was coloring I realized that Taylor's Tiny Twinkles would be perfect for the flower center. I really love the sparkle. I also got to use my new dotted scallop edge punch. It punches out this petite border. So dainty! Hope you like it and have a wonderful weekend!

:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: 3706H Greetings (Penny Black) and Sweet Celebration (SASI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
Paper: White & Pure Poppy CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Taylor's Tiny Twinkles & Whirligig Buttons (Taylored Expressions), Dimensionals, Dotted Scallop Punch (EK Success) and Yellow Stickles.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pack a Punch!

Ok, don't hate me because I am enabling you. I had to post these punches I found at my lunchtime trip to Michael's. They had several different designs, but I got the ones I knew I would use most often. They even had holiday ones too ( bat and snowflake). I was like. "What no ICICLE punch!". Grrrrr! LOL! I guess I will have to keep praying it comes out again this Christmas. Check out these punches ~ they store flat by using a sliding lock on the bottom of the punch. Just slide over the lock and you're in business! Booya! These are going to be a lot easier to store. Ok now that I have you drooling ~ did you see in the first pic that they had regular punches too. I got the scallop corners and they had lots of other ones this size too. I literally went ... AHHHHHHHHH! when I saw the display. So come on are you still reading this post? Get out there and get some punches! Oh and don't forget your 40% off coups.
:) Rach

Monday, February 23, 2009

VSN Round Up!

Hello! Here's the single shot VSN pics and recipes. Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting me.

:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Holiday Wishes MA, Loopy Flake, MB Snow Cloud and MB Hippy Snowchick (Amuse)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Real Red CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Rusty Pickle, Pebbles & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pink Pirouette (SU!), Pure Poppy (PTI) and Copic Markers
Accessories: SU! Circle Punch & Dimensionals, Marvy Circle Punch, Baby Blue and Stardust Stickles

Rachel's Recipe:

Stamps: Bee-lated Birthday and Tiny Bee (Amuse)
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Creative Imaginations & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Marvy Circle Punches, Button, Ribbon, Dimensionals and Stardust Stickles

Rachel's Recipe:

Stamps: MB Mail Truck & Sweet Holiday Wishes (Amuse) and Gossiping Girl (Elzybells)
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bella Rose/SU! and My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy (PTI) and Copic Markers
Accessories: Circle Punches, Dimensionals and Stardust Stickles

Rachel's Recipe:

Stamps: MB Dolly, Friends Forever HC and HH Scallop Heart (Amuse)
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bazzill & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Plum & Eggplant Envy (SU!) and Copic Markers
Accessories: SU! Circle Punch, Ribbon & Dimensionals, Marvy Circle Punch, Grape and Stardust Stickles

TECC56 Home Sweet Home

Good Morning! How was your weekend? I am still trying to recover from VSN, as you can tell I picked up the wrong Bo Bunny green. :( I didn't even realize it until after it was assembled on the yellow. I didn't have time to re-do it before the 8am deadline. So please imagine it's a beautiful olive color. LOL! I think it gives it character :) Well as you can see I have found a new love ~ American Crafts Craft Fair Paper! I picked these up at Scrapbook Expo last weekend. So when I saw Taylor's Cupcake Challenge on Friday I knew exactly what paper I was going to use. Don't you just love this Trendy Trees set too? So Sweet! Thank you for visiting and I will post the pics and recipes from VSN tonight. Have a great day!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Trendy Trees (SU!) and Home Sweet Home (SASI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss and Pretty in Pink (SU!)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (American Crafts & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Red Pearls (Kaiser) and Dimensionals (SU!)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

VSN Group Hug!

Howdy! Just wanted to post my Amuse VSN group hug shot. I will post the individual shots tomorrow. VSN was a blast and I loved seeing everyone's cards. Can't wait for the next one! Be back tomorrow with the deets!
:) Rachel

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Ok, here's the next one. This one is for VSN challenge for The Love of Chocolate. You had to use Close to Cocoa, Real Read and Almost Amethyst for the color combo. I used some more adorable Amuse stamps. Ok on the next challenge!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: MB S.W.A.K, Sealed and HH Scallop Heart (Amuse)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Snow (PTI) and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Real Red, Almost Amethyst & Close to Cocoa CS ( SU!)
Accessories: MS Mini Heart border punch, circle punch & dimensionals (SU!), Circle Nesties, Heart Brads (Making Memories) and Stardust Stickles

VSN Part Dos

Happy Saturday! Today's the second day of VSN. Here's another card from last night's challenges. This one is for the New Love Challenge. Well, I love Amuse stamps and these ones were on the top of my list. How cute are these images? I made the main image into Happy Birthday, instead of Happy Easter just so I could add those sweet party hats. What are you all loving these days? I am really into Bo Bunny papers. Ummm ... can you tell? Oh! and 80's music. I am jammin' 99 Luft Balloons! :) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: MB Easter Parade, Happy Birthday HC and Tiny Hat (Amuse)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pure Poppy & Spring Rain (PTI) and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Rectangle Nesties, Stardust Stickles and Ribbon (Bo Bunny)

Friday, February 20, 2009

VSN Baby!

Virtual Stamp Night is off and running at SCS tonight. Got to play a little tonight and will be posting more tomorrow. Here's my card for the first challenge ~ Sketch a Little Love. I tried to add/use all the things I love related to stamping. Hope you all get a chance to play! Have a great night!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Gingerbread (Hero Arts), Goody-Goody Gumdrops (SU!) and Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Fresh Snow (PTI) and Copic Markers
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Button (Doodlebug), MS Heart Punches, Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Pearls (Kaiser) and Stardust Stickles.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

SC216/DDC Hola Senorita!

Hola Chicas! I feel in love with this card created by jdmommy over at SCS. The image was so adorable and Anne did such a great job with both challenges. I just knew I wanted to play along too. This sketch challenge was tough for me. Ummm... note to self "Do not stamp when you are sleepy!". Playing with the image part was very cool (courtesy of the Doubledog Dare Challenge). It was my first time using a digital image for a stamp. I was worried about coloring on it with my Copics, but it was fine. I also tried to make fans for the background by crimping the paper. I would of liked to add a sentiment on the bottom, but I could not find my Spanish sentiments. Hmmm ... still don't know where those are at. I'd show you a picture of my stamp room, but I don't want to scare you. LOL! Hope you are having an amazing day and hope you get a chance to play along. Thanks for visiting!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Girls of the World (Doubledog Dare Challenge)
Ink: Certainly Celery (SU!) and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bella Rose - SU!)
Accessories: Pearls (Kaiser), Marvy Scallop Punch, Circle Nesties, Adhesive Ribbon (K&Co.), Prima Flowers and Dimensionals.

Monday, February 16, 2009

TECC55 Love is Sweet

Good Morning! I am up early to get my card posted for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I have actually been up since 3 a.m., so I am real sleepy now. I just wanted to get this posted before I went off to sleep. Hope you have a Happy President's Day! Enjoy your day off!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Love is Sweet (
Stamp a Sweet Impression)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (We R Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Pink Pearl (Kaiser), Stardust Stickles, Circle Nesties, Dimensionals, Circle Punch, Paper Piercing Tools & White Signo Gel Pen (SU!), Scotch Quick Dry Glue and Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions).

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Ryann said...
ooh how fun Rachel! My fave Valentine Treats are the Reese's pb hearts. YUM!!
February 14, 2009 7:51 AM
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! I was delighted to find these adorable items at Michael's this week, so I wanted to share the joy with a little V-Day Blog Candy. Does some Bunny love blog candy, if so just leave me a comment telling me about your favorite Valentine Treat by 11pm (PT) tonight. I am going to try out the random generator to pick a winner. If that doesn't work I will use my hubby as the random generator. LOL! Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love and happiness!
:) Rachel

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Verve Valentine!

Oh, can you believe this is one of my very first Verve sets? I purchased a couple sets a few weeks ago and I am finally using them. I love the fonts they use on their sets and this one was too cute to pass up. I am sending this Valentine out to a special friend. My sweet friend & stamping buddy, Lisa, moved out to San Jose about over a year ago for work. I miss her terribly and wish she was still here in So. Cal. I hope she likes this card along with all the mushy stuff I wrote too.
Have a wonderful day and see you on Valentine's Day for a special treat! Thanks for visiting :)
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Valentine (Verve) Paper: Real Red & Tempting Turquoise CS (SU!), White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Fancy Pants & Bo Bunny) Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers Accessories: Signo White Gel Pen, Dimensionals & Piercing Tools (SU!), White Brads and Ribbon
SCS Sketch Challenge 215

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Anniversary My Love!

It seems like the years are flying by because I am having so much fun. My life changed forever when I met my wonderful husband, Mike. Today we are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. God has truly blessed me with this amazing man. He is handsome, kind, smart, funny and spoils me with stamps. I made this card special for him for both our Anniversary and Valentine's Day. I poured all my love into this card and a few tears of joy. I am so very happy!!! Happy Anniversary My Love!!

p.s. I was surprised today with these beautiful roses from my hubby. Thanks Mikey!

I will be back later to post the card recipe.

:) Rachel

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Limited Supplies & PTI Bitty Dot Sketch Challenges

Good Evening! Back again with my second post today. Just barely! My hubby and I went out to the movies and dinner tonight. I almost forgot to post @ PTI again for the challenge. I managed to combine 2 challenges into one. The PTI sketch was perfect for the SCS Limited Supplies challenge of only stamping the sentiment. Hope you all had a nice Saturday! It's off to bed for me. See you tomorrow :)

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Full of Life (SU!)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss (SU!)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Brocade Blue & Kiwi Kiss CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Making Memories)
Accessories: MS Border Punch, Scallop Edge Punch & Dimensionals (SU!), Flower (Prima), Gem (MAMBI) and Buttons (Foof-a-la)

Hello Friend!

Good Morning! I was up late last night working on challenges for today. There are so many and so little time. It's really pouring down right now, so it's perfect for my little stamping marathon. This card is for the SC214 challenge over at SCS. I love sketch challenges. They are my favorite! I am hoping to post them all up this weekend. Ok, I'll be back later with another post :)

Check it out: a bonus card! LOL! I had some pieces left over, so I decided to put together a little 4-1/4" square card. Oh, double click on the images to get a close up of the Pixie Dust Shimmerz. That stuff rocks! I ordered mine from Jacksonbelle Embellishments and it got here so fast. I have to get the Coffee one for my gingerbreads.

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Flutterfly Friends (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (SEI, Pebbles & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Marvy Scallop Square Punch, Glitter Brads (Doodlebug), Dimensionals and Pixie Dust Shimmerz

Friday, February 6, 2009

Over the Rainbow

Good Evening! My card is just barely squeaking in before the deadline for the PTI Over the Rainbow Challenge. I got caught up in Kung Fu Panda and almost forgot to post this before midnight. I hope you all got a chance to play along too. It's a nice rainy night and a perfect night to stamp. I also got a chance to play with my new Shimmerz paints. I wanted this card to have a nice shimmer without taking away from the elegance. The Shimmerz paints worked perfectly. I painted the flowers and butterflies and it added just the perfect touch. I added a close up so you could see the pretty shimmer (oooo ... ahhhhh).

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: With Sympathy and Heart Prints Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy & Ripe Avocado ( PTI) and Summer Sun (SU!)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado & White CS(PTI) and Summer Sun & Baja Breeze CS (SU!)
Accessories: MS Butterly Punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots and Pixie Dust, Sunny & Royal Red Shimmerz

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Viva Pinata!

Buenos Dias! I was thinking about this card for a couple of days, since my brother had asked me if I have ever played Viva Pinata. LOL! We love playing video games and he heard this one was actually pretty fun. You know what else is really fun? Getting new stamps! I just got this cute pinata stamp from Amuse, so I decided to play along with their something new challenge. I really enjoyed making these cards because they were simple and fast to make. Hope you all have a great day and get some stamping done!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Pinata (Amuse) and Saludos (SU!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: White & Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle and Scallop Circle Nesties

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stud Muffin!

Hello Everyone! How's your day going? It's all good over here, so I just wanted to do a quick post this morning. I made this card for my sweet husband, Mike. His favorite color is blue, so I had to use that for the base. I really love Saltbox Studio. Their images are so cute and I had to get this set. I loved the "stud muffin" stamp in this set and knew it would be perfect for Mike's birthday card. Hope you are all having a fabulous day and I'll catcha later!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Celebration Sayings (Saltbox Studio), You say it's your birthday (Cat's Pajamas) and Happy Birthday (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue and Copic Markers
Paper: Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue CS (SU!) and White CS (PTI)
Accessories: Oval Punches & Red Ribbon (SU!), Marvy Scallop Square Punch, Glitter and Red Gem (MAMBI)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Super Sunday!

Ok everyone it's time to bust out your Terrible Towels for today's game! We are from California, but we are huge Steelers fans at my house. Here's me below at Three Rivers for Monday Night Football! I had the Steelers head band, scrunchie y todo. This is one of my favorite vacations with my husband. We went to the Football Hall of Fame 3 times that trip too. Speaking of the Hall of Fame, we got another
Steeler inducted into the Hall of Fame. Congrats to Rod
Woodson! Pretty exciting weekend for us Steeler Fans! Hope it ends tonight as SUPER BOWL CHAMPS! Have a Super Sunday everyone!