Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! My Irish eyes are smiling. I am off to celebrate my 1/8th Irish heritage with my hubby. LOL! I have been looking forward to our date all day. Hope you are having a sweet St. Paddy's Day and thanks for visiting.

:) Rachel O'Sztonyk

Rachel's Recipe:

Stamps: Lucky Bee Friends V165 and Rainbow Friend N225 (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Green Galore (SU!) and Copic Markers Paper: PTI White CS and Patterned Paper (Best Creations) Accessories: Stardust Stickle, Dimensionals, Brads (Bazzill), Colored Pencils and Taylor's Tiny Twinkles (TE)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

TECC59 Birthday Wishes

Wow! Has it really been a week since I have posted? It's been pretty busy around here, so I was happy to get some stamping in this weekend. Here's my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge. I love these new Stampendous sets and cling mount stamps. I got a few on my trip to one of my favorite stamp stores, so you will be seeing more Stampendous this week. This sketch was a great one to use The Sweet Stack (DCWV) paper pack I have been hoarding. LOL! I also paper pieced the apron and popped up the cake for dimension. I really like how the cake sparkles. I LOVE Stickles. Hope you are having a fab weekend and thanks for visiting me.
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Changito Baker and Cling Changito Cake (Stampendous)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Paper: White CS (PTI), Baja Breeze & Parisian Breeze Specialty (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny & DCWV Sweet Stack)
Accessories: Brads (Bazzill), Oval & Square Nesties, Dimensionals and Stardust Stickles

Sunday, March 8, 2009

TECC58 For Peeks Sake

For Peeps Sake! Can I get any closer to the deadline? My Peeps kept trying to come out of their cello wrap, so I had to seal them them in tight. So tight that their sugar is going crazy in their package. I love sugar, but the funny thing is I really love the sugar-free Peeps more than the regular ones. LOL! I think they taste sweeter. Did you also know that a lot of people like to eat Peeps stale? I never had a stale one. Can you tell I went to the Peeps site? There are a lot of fun facts about them. If you get a chance you got to check them out. So in honor of my love of Peeps, here is my card for Taylor's Cupcake Challenge #58. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting.
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Peep and For Peeps Sake (Amuse)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Chocolate Chip & Green Galore CS (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Gable Green, Pixie Pink & Lavender Lace (SU!)
Accessories: Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds & Clear Envelope (SU!) and Ribbon (American Crafts)

Friday, March 6, 2009


Happy Friday Everyone! I do have a surprise post today, so you will have to go here to check it out. Can you believe it? So happy! Great way to start the weekend! Have a great day and thanks for visiting me.
:) Rach

Thursday, March 5, 2009

CCB01 / SC218 Berry Best Birthday!

Hola! Is everyone having a berry nice day? Here is my card for CCB's very first challenge. Woo Hoo! Thanks Molly for being a fabulous hostess! The challenge was to make a card about yourself. I chose to make a card using things that I love. I LOVE Strawberry Shortcake (the original)! I was thrilled to receive her on Christmas morning back in the 80's. I would not stop smelling her hair. I also received a couple of her friends and you know it the Strawberry house. I was a total nut that morning. I am still a nut over her. I look real professional at work with my huge Strawberry Shortcake calendar in my cubicle. I really wish I still had my original doll. My mom probably convinced me to donate it, so some nice little girl could enjoy it. What was I thinking? LOL! I hope she went to a nice home. I also used some of my other favorites. Bo Bunny and Polka Dots! I know you are probably sick of that paper by now. But they have way too many colors with polka dots. Killer combo! I also used my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder and lots of brads. I used the SCS sketch callenge #218 to put it all together. Hope I met the challenge to let you know a little bit about me. Thanks for visiting and Have a Berry Nice Day!

:) Rachel Shortcake

Rachel's Recipe:
Strawberry Shortcake (Internet) and Year Round Puns (PTI)
Paper: White CS (PTI), Real Red (SU!) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Swiss Dot CB Embossing Folder, Brads (American Crafts), Signo White Gel Pen and Dimensionals

p.s. I copied the image and pasted it on a Word document, so I could change the size of the image.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

JSWAP209 Block of Friends

Hello! I was able to participate in another one of Jami's wonderful SCS swaps. I knew I wanted the card to have the look of a quilt, but wasn't sure at first what I was going to do. I decided upon scoring the patterned paper to give the quilted pattern. I then added the blocks in the center, scoring between the blocks and finally piercing the scores for faux stitching. I was happy with how it turned out. I hope you like it too. Have a great day and thanks for visiting me! Check back tomorrow as I will be posting my Creatively Cute Bloggers Challenge Card. The challenge is to create a card about yourself. Well seeing that it is due tomorrow and I am posting it on the deadline tells you I like to wait until the last minute. I love pressure! LOL!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Quilt Quips
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kraft, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Watercolor CS and Sweet Slumber Specialty
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Versamark, Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, So Saffron and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Crafter's Tool Kit, Button Bouquet, Signo White Gel Pen and Dimensionals

Monday, March 2, 2009

SFYTT Here for you

Hello! Are you watching Bachelor tonight? I am anxiously waiting for Mike to get home, so we can watch the Finale. I thought I should post this week's SFYTT card, since the Stickles has dried by now. I posted it this morning on SCS, but I forgot to attach the button. I put pics of both options. Not sure which one I like better. I do love the Platinum Stickles. That darn bottle got clogged and then I remembered a tip I got from my local scrapbook store. They said to run a paperclip down the hole in the tip. They said a pin was not wide enough and that a paperclip is just the perfect size. Worked like a charm! So I will have to remember to keep one with my class supplies. This card was very easy, since there was no coloring involved. I just stamped the image in Chocolate Chip and sponged the edges with Baja Breeze & Basic Brown. Those SU! speciality papers are fabulous. I love the texture! Hope you like it and thanks for visiting me. :) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Friends 24-7
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Baja Breeze CS & Parisian Breeze Specialty and White CS (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown and Baja Breeze Accessories: Square & Circle Scallop Nesties, SU! Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button and Platinum Stickles

Sunday, March 1, 2009

FS108 Dreams Du Jour

Good Evening! Just doing a quick post tonight for the card I made for the Featured Stamper Challenge @ SCS. Kelly has a wonderful gallery, so it was difficult to select one card for the challenge. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and I will be back tomorrow with my SFYTT card to share. Just waiting for the Stickles to dry.
:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss & Pink Pirouette CS and Bella Rose DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Ribbon (Bo Bunny), Marvy Scallop Square Punch, Pink Brads (American Crafts) and Gems (MAMBI)