Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hitting the Books with CCB!

Hola Chicas! It's Sunday! It was beautiful out today in Southern California. Yesterday was a different story. It was so gloomy and humid. It rained a little on Friday too. It reminded me so much of October I broke out my Halloween stamps. The current Amuse Challenge #5 is called "Hitting the Books". You are to create a card based on a book and since I wanted to make 2 cards I went with 3x3 ones. The first one is based on The Devil Wears Prada. Meryl Streep had white hair in the movie, so I decided not to color in her hair. The second card is based on the book Wicked. I loved the play too! Ok, honestly I only saw the movie and the play but hey they were originally books. LOL! The Wicked card is also for the Creatively Cute Bloggers Challenge #7. The challenge required you to basically stamp direct to paper with no more than 2 embellishments. This card was so easy to make. Well chicas I hope you had a wonderful weekend and I will see you soon with a little pic of my Saturday adventure. Gotta finish my card before I post it. Thanks for visiting!
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipes:
Devil Wears Prada
Stamps: Missy's Halloween Set and Crooked Fence (Amuse)
Paper: Kraft, White & Pure Poppy CS (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Christmas Red & Stardust Stickles, Gold Gel Pen and Dimensionals

Stamps: Missy's Halloween Set, Witch's Hat and Witch Head (Amuse)
Paper: Ripe Avocado (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Grape Stickles, Signo White Gel Pen and Ribbon (Michaels)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I Love CAS!

Happy Saturday! Was this the longest short week ever? I think it was just because it was month end at work for me. Having a crazy week and limited time to stamp I am really loving CAS (Clean and Simple) cards. I wanted to use my new Amuse stamps and take no longer than 15 minutes to complete it. I did it! Woo hoo! I think it is pretty masculine enough to give as a birthday card to a guy. Whatcha Think? I was also playing along with Glenda's Random Amusing Challenge 25 (Watermark) by stamping the bamboo to the Kraft cs with versamark. I also used one button to complete the CAS02 challenge at SCS. Hope you are all having a fabulous Saturday and thanks for visiting!
:) Rachie

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Panda, Bamboo and Splendiferous Day (Amuse)
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Imaginisce)
Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Almost Artichoke and Versafine Onyx Black
Rustic Wood Button (PTI), Dimensionals and Hemp Twine (SU!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #53

Hi ya! I am back with a card for Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #53. I really loved the bright & fun colors. I thought bees once I saw the challenge. I have a huge supply of bee stamps by Stampendous. I love them! They are so cute. I also seem to be into umbrellas, since my last 2 cards have them. I paper pieced the umbrellas mainly so I could use my Pacific Point cardstock. Also got to break out my wave border punch! Well gotta get some shut eye! Hope you all have a good one and thanks for visiting!

:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Bee Showers N224 (Stampendous) and Scattered Showers (PTI)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Pacific Point CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Bazzill & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
Accessories: EK Success Border & Corner Punches, Ribbon (Michaels), Misc. Button, White Signo Gel Pen & Dimensionals (SU!) and Stardust Stickles

Monday, May 18, 2009

Blogoversary Candy Winner!

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Blogger Anjou Krelovich said...

Congrats on the Blogaversary! Wonderful candy offering!

May 16, 2009 5:11 AM

Congrats Anjou! Just email me your address and I will get your goodies out to you. Thanks everyone for playing and visiting my blog!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #52

Hello Amigas! I was able to finally stamp a little today and really wanted to use the new Scattered Showers stamp set I purchased from Papertrey Ink. I also wanted to play along with Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration Challenge #52. This was a tough one for me, since I rarely use mustard as a color. I was able to get it in the umbrella :) I hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday. I am off to squeeze in another card. Thanks for visting!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Scattered Showers (PTI)
Paper: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, More Mustard, Sahara Sand & Whisper White CS, Sweet Slumber DSP and Parisian Breeze DSP (SU!)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Versamark Dazzle
Accessories: EK Success Border Punch, Quickie Glue Pen, Starfire Glitter (TE), White Ribbon (PTI), Hole Punch, Button, Crafter's Tool Kit and Oval & Scallop Oval Punches (SU!)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Blogoversary Candy!

Who wants Candy? I thought the perfect way to celebrate my blogoversary would be with some of my favorite things:

* Glue Glider Pro Adhesive Gun
* Doodlebug Boutique Brads
* 3 Doodlebug Sweet Shoppe Assortments -Buttons, Brads, Gems, Ribbon, Flowers (Oh my!)
* Assorted Doodlebug Patterned Paper 6x6
* Assorted Bo Bunny Dots Paper 6x6 ( Love it! )
* Stampendous Bee Clear Stamp Set
* EK Success Punch (Scallop Corners)
* 1 Package 3D Foam Dots and 1 Pacakage 3D Foam Mini Foam Squares (not pictured)

All you need to do is just leave me a comment on this post, no later than 10pm (PT) Monday- May 18th. The winner will picked using and will be posted by Wednesday, May 20th. Good Luck and Thanks for Visting!

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Hello Everyone! Just wanted to give you a quick update. I am sorry I will be unable to post the photo of the blog candy until Monday night. The candy will run for one week. Thanks and see you tomorrow :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Happy Birthday Lisa! Hope your day is filled with love, laughter and lots of stamps!

:) Rachie

Feliz Cinco De Mayo y Blogoversario!

Oh how time flies ... Sorry I have been away for awhile, but I had to dedicate the last couple of months strictly to my family. I am happy to say things are well and I am excited to get back into the swing of things. I must say I am feeling a little rusty on the stamping front. I am hoping to get my mojo back soon and shake the dust off my stamps. So let's get the Blogoversary celebration started! I thought I would share with you a collection of photos from projects, classes and events I participated in this blog year. Sorry if it looks like a photo collage of myself, but I wanted to take pictures with all these amazing women. There are many fellow stampers whose work I admire greatly and I had the wonderful opportunity to meet some of these incredible ladies this year. Wow! I ran into some great gals! I also got to make lots of new stamping and blogging friends while still spending time with my stamping group friends. These once a month gatherings are dedicated more to laughing and eating rather than stamping. We manage to sneak it in though. Szheaow! (That's for you Moof!) It was really a fabulous blogging year and I hope you enjoy my little recap. Be sure to come back on Saturday for my Blog Candy give away to celebrate my 1 year Blogoversary! Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful day!

These are photos from my Orange County Fair entries. I REALLY love going to the Orange County Fair. I go every year and have so much fun. I made a scrapbook filled with pictures from all the different years. It was a journal of all the things I love at the fair. The next photo is a group photo of all my entries. Good thing the photo is cut off a bit, so you can't see the complete mess on my desk. The last two photos are from my hybrid entry. I just learned to digi scrap & love how the layout turned out.

1. We met Jackie & Theresa while standing in line for Momento Mall. It was something like 3 hours! Jackie and I have become good friends. I am so happy I met her. She helped me a lot with SCS and really encouraged me to get involved with challenges, blogger groups and chatting.
2. We met Patty Bennett during the SU! Campus Tour. We love visiting her blog and she always has great advice for the Udderly Awesome Group.
3. Hello! Kristina Werner in the house! Isn't she adorable? So amazingly talented and super sweet.
4. Shut the Front Door! These are our homegirls (Angie & Missy) from Marketing. We had such a great time chatting with them.
5. Here's our friends Richard & Gabby along with their downline fresh from their win for Best Video advertising convention. Loved seeing Moof on the big screen!
6. Last but not least ~ here are my friends & convention roomies (Martha a.k.a. Moof and Denise a.k.a. Dennis) along with Shelli. I had the best time at convention laughing and acting like a fool with these two girls. Szheaow!

1. Here's the incredible Stephanie Ackerman. I took her Doodling Class and loved it. She is a wonderful teacher.
2. Look at my first doodles!
3. Looky Looky Looky! It's Marianne Walker the Copic Master. She had me at "Airbrush".
4. Check out some of my practice stuff. I do my own stunts.
5. This sweet lady tapped me on the shoulder to tell me that she loved that I brought some Rileys with me to class. Oh my! It's Kristi Ferro from Hanna Stamps!
6. Here's my new buddy Ryann Salamon. We sat together in class and had lunch. She is a fabulous stamper and so nice!
7. I had to meet Jeanne Streiff. Huge fan of her work and she was so kind to me.
8. Here we all are hanging on every word from Marianne.

These are the gals. Aren't they beautiful? Love you guys! We had just finished the day at Scrapbook Expo. We have been stamping together once a month for over 4 years now. Good Times, Good Times!