Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween! I have no tricks, just treats!!! My Cute Stamps has just released 5 new stamp sets. I loved this adorable Gumballs set and ordered it up right away. I paired it up with the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Birthday Numbers Set for my final birthday card for my My Cute Stamps weekend. I needed to spread out the weekend through the month, due to all the October birthdays I was celebrating. In November I will be sharing lots of My Cute Stamps creations weekly to celebrate my final month on the Design Team. It will be filled with lots of cards and tags from the new Merry Wishes set. Hope you are loving the new sets as much as I am. So excited to start working with them. Thanks for visiting!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Gumballs and Birthday Numbers (My Cute Stamps)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Pink & Blue CS (Easter Key Ingredients - TE) and Patterned Paper (Bazzill & Imaginisce)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Ribbon (A Muse), Brads (Easter Key Ingredients - TE), Paper Piercer (SU!), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation) and Stardust Stickles

Friday, October 30, 2009

TESC89 - Happy Birthday to MY SUPERMAN!

Happy Birthday Mikey! I am so excited to spend the day with you at Disneyland. Yes, it's another round of Disneyland for me. This time just my hubby and me celebrating his special day. My husband spoils me so much, so I love going all out for his birthday! He is finally going to have a Pineapple Dole Whip. It's the best frozen treat ever!!! Ok I am going to have one too. Hee Hee! My buddy at work also told me today that there is a free Iphone App that gives you the wait times for each ride at Disneyland. Yup, there's an app for that! LOL! Just added it and can't wait to test it out today. Well since my hubby is such a Superman, I thought that the Superman Cuppie from the Taylored Expressions Trick or Sweet II set was just perfect for his card. So what goes super with Superman Cuppie? This week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge of course! I used the background panels in TESC89 to create a couple of red capes and added lots of stars to add some fun! Hope you all can play along! Don't forget that with each challenge Taylor is looking for her Top Crops to be featured on her blog. Can't wait to see your creations! Hope you all have a SUPER day and please be sure to visit the rest of the sketch crew to see their creations: Alice, Jackie, Jami, Lisa, Lynn, Melissa, Monika, Sherrie and Taylor!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Trick or Sweet II and Sweet Celebration (SASI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: Pure Poppy & White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle Punches (SU!), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation) and Small Star Punch (Fiskars)

Rachel Siggy

Friday, October 23, 2009

TESC88 = It's Official!

Happy Friday! Today is my first official day as a new member of the TESC Sketch Crew. I am so happy to be part of this team. I love Taylor's sketches and today's sketch is so fun! For TESC88 I got to ink up the new Taylored Expressions set Wings of Joy. This set is so adorable and filled with lots of cute birds. I paired up the image with some more Making Memories patterned paper. The red foil holly berries on this paper are so pretty. I also added some Christmas Red Stickles to the holly berries and heart on the images for sparkle.

Hope you can all play along!! Have a Fabulous Friday and please be sure to visit the rest of the sketch crew to see their creations: Alice, Jackie, Jami, Lisa, Lynn, Melissa, Monika, Sherrie and Taylor!

Rachel Siggy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Birthday BFF!

Happy Burfday Pilar! It's your burfday! Well today is gonna be a blast con pumpkin pancakes y todo! Pilar and I are off to celebrate her birthday OC Style at Disneyland!!!! Woo Hoo!!! Can't wait to see the park all decorated for Halloween. First stop is IHOP for pumpkin pancakes and then onto Disneyland for FUN, FUN, FUN!!! Today's card is of course her Bday card! She loves skulls and stars. I paired up the Happy Owl-oween set and Birthday Numbers from My Cute Stamps to make her punker birthday card. I added some Stardust Stickles to the bones for some sparkle. Well I am off to the Happiest Place on Earth! Thanks for visiting and Have a Happy Day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

TESC86 - Happy Halloween!

Hello! I am at it again with another card for the TE Sketch Challenge #86. This time I wanted to make a Halloween card, as it is rapidly approaching. I have been wanting this Anna Wight cling set for a year and I finally got it. I wanted to use it right away, so I inked up the spider image today. I paired it up with the Happy Halloween sentiment by Stampendous. I love Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, so I added a bunch of purple ones for some sparkle. I hope to do one more card before the challenge ends Friday morning. Hope you all get a chance to play along too. Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Spooky Expressions (Whipper Snapper/AnnaWight) and Stampendous
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Oval Punches & White Gel Pen (SU!), Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (Taylored Expressions), 7/8" circle punch (EK Success), MS Spider Web Border Punch, 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation) and Stardust Stickles

Rachel Siggy

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

TESC86 - Merry Christmas!

Hello Friends! I dusted off my Paper Salon stamps for this additional TESC86 card. I kept thinking of a fireplace mantle when I flipped the sketch over, so here it is. I love the A Muse woodgrain paper on it. Hope you like it and thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Paper Salon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU!) and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS & Dark Chocolate CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bazzill, Bo Bunny & A Muse)
Accessories: Oval Punch (SU!), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), White Brads, Felt Flower (Hero Arts) and Stardust Stickles
Rachel Siggy

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Columbus Day!

Happy Columbus Day! I am lucky enough to have today off to celebrate. So let's celebrate with a celebration card. I made this card for my buddy Kerry. She is just a doll! I used A Muse stamps from the Mandy's World Collection since we both love A Muse. I paired it up with some Bo Bunny Argyle paper to match the sweater. This stamp was wonderful to work with and the coloring was so fun. I love adding polka dots with my colorless blender. Well I am off to celebrate my day off and hope you all have a fabulous Monday and thanks for visiting!
Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: MW Balloon Girl & Happy Birthday to you (A Muse)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU!) and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS & Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Ribbon and 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation)

Rachel Siggy

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Very Merry!

Happy Sunday! It's such a beautiful day outside, so I am off to visit the parents & brother. We are currently addicted to eating Sunflower seeds, so I will need to stop by the store and pick up some bags. We sound like a bunch of parrots. I will keep cracking away until my lips are white. Yes, it's that serious! I love salt! Well onto today's card, I couldn't find my parrot stamps to go along with the theme but I do have one of my fav owl stamps. When I saw this beautiful foil accented paper by Making Memories I thought it would be perfect for this stamp. These owls are so cute and it was fun paper piecing a couple of their scarves. Well I better get going, so have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for the visit!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Three Owls (Hero Arts), Home Sweet Home (SASI) and Best Yet (SU!)
Paper: White CS & Kraft CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip & Old Olive (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Making Memories & Bazzill)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive & Real Red (SU!) and Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Oval Punches & White Gel Pen (SU!), Ribbon (Paper Source), Mini Scallop Border Punch (EK Success), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Red Brads and Christmas Red Stickles

Rachel Siggy

Saturday, October 10, 2009

TESC86 - Let it Snow!

Hola Amigas! I have been working a lot on cards lately and wanted to stop for a bit to post this card for the current Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. I love Taylor's Sketches and this one was another great one. I wanted to use one of my favorite Christmas sets Home Sweet Home. Yes, because it contains a Gingerbread house of course but also because I am partial to the Snowman Cuppie. I just love him. He just looks so cute in that top hat. I also wanted to use more of that adorable Colorful Christmas line by My Mind's Eye. Can you tell I am wishing for winter? Ok, so it won't snow in Orange County, but I can dream. I will be taking a visit this winter to the snow, so I am very excited for that trip. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thanks for visiting!

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Home Sweet Home (Stamp a Sweet Impression)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip (SU!), and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS & Dark Chocolate CS (PTI), Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Glittered Chipboard & Patterned Paper Border (My Mind's Eye), Ribbon (A Muse), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), and Crystal Stickles

Rachel Siggy

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gingerbread Sightings 2009

I am back with a new Gingerbread Sightings for 2009. I have been doing some serious hunting and have found some amazing stuff. Hope all my fellow gingy lovers will love these items as much as I do!

1.) Doodlebug Design - Christmas Candy (Oh I can't wait to get this stuff - It has not shipped to retailers yet) Uggh... Doodlebug the wait is killing me! I believe I have died and gone to Gingerbread Heaven when I saw this line.

2.) American Crafts - Merry Mint I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw the stamp set! LOOOOOOOOVE it!!! I have hoarded tons of this paper already ... heeheehee!

3.) Elle's Studio - Holiday Circle Tags & Gingerbread Dress-Up Stamp Set Ok I am going to have some crazy fun with this set. I am making my niece a special Gingerbread Paper Dolls Kit with this set for Christmas. Shhhh.... it's a secret, but I will share the final project with you later this month.

4.) Two Scoops Rice Designs - Holiday 09 Gingerbread Set You can give me Two Scoops of Gingerbread Anytime!!! This should be heading my way in the next couple of weeks.

5.) Our Craft Lounge - Gingerbread Fun Wow! I am gonna have some Gingerbread Fun with this cute set. It's packed with images.

Hope you enjoyed my findings and let me know of your findings as well. Thanks for visiting!

Rachel Siggy

Sunday, October 4, 2009

RSCC17 - Merry Christmas!

Hello! I am finally getting around to participating in challenges again. I have always wanted to participate in the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge and I absolutely LOVE these colors. My card is pretty simple, as I did not want to take away from the pretty patterned paper. The Jolly by Golly Line by Cosmo Cricket is so wonderful! Hope you all had a great weekend and thank you so much for visiting me! This weekend went by just too fast. I can't for the long weekend next week. Lots more time for stamping!

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Merry Candy (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: White & Kraft CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Marvy Scallop Rectangle Punch, Ribbon (Amuse), 3D Foam Tape, Button (PTI), Gems (MAMBI) and Christmas Red & Crystal Stickles.

Rachel Siggy

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

Happy World Cardmaking Day! I love all the fun surrounded by this day. Visting other blogs and looking at all the wonderful creativity of others. I wanted to share a sneak peek for my October My Cute Stamps Weekend. It's all about Birthdays! September & October are filled with so many birthdays of my family & friends. This card was made for one of my dearest friends. Have a wonderful day and be sure to hop around and visit lots of blogs today.

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Birthday Number (My Cute Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: White & Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny & Doodlebug Design)
Accessories: Nesties, Cotton Candy & Stardust Stickles, 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Crafters Tool Kit (SU!) and Ribbon (A Muse)

Rachel Siggy