Monday, August 31, 2009

Best Wishes!

It's official! My big brother and his longtime girlfriend are engaged. I am truly happy for them both. I am very close to my brother and I am so filled with joy. He is the most wonderful brother and friend. I know he will be an incredible husband to Ginny and she will be a loving wife to him. I made this card for my future SIL using the photo I snapped at the engagement ring store. Her favorite color is purple, so I got to use some of my favorite shades. I also used TESC #80 for the sketch. I really hope she likes it. Thanks for visiting and hugs to you all!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Heart Prints (PTI) and Oval All (SU!)
Ink: Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo and Plum Pudding (PTI)
Paper: White CS, Kraft CS, Lavender Moon CS, Plum Pudding CS and Bitty Dot Patterned Paper(PTI)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Oval Punches, Piercing Tools & White Gel Pen (SU!), Heart Punch, Ribbon, Button & Twine (PTI), Gem and Stardust Stickles

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award!

Thank you Kerry & Anne for this wonderful award. These two ladies are amazing stampers and I love visiting their blogs. They are so friendly and super sweet. Truly great blogging buddies!

Here's my list of things to do...
1. Thank the person who nominated me for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on my blog.
3. Link the person who nominated me for this award.
4. Name seven things about me that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate seven Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to the seven blogs that I nominate.
7. Leave comments on all seven blogs letting them know I nominated them.

Hmmm.... 7 things that people might find interesting (or scary! LOL!)
1.) My very first stamp was a Hello Kitty stamp with my name on it. The best stamp ever! I have had it for almost 30 years and it has never needed to be re-inked. Perfect impression everytime!
2.) I love pickles (yummy!)
3.) My friends would say I have a quick wit. Apparently I am not funny enough on my blog, since a couple of them have told me I don't even sound like myself. Call me crazy, but it's kind of hard to bust out one liners on a blog.
4.) I was on Splitcoast Stampers for like 3 or 4 years before I posted my first comment or gasp! a card. I don't know why it seemed so terrifying. It took my friend Jackie to get me out of my shell. Thanks Jackie!
5.) I love to hoard patterned paper.
6.) My favorite color is purple
7.) My dream is to go to New York!!!

Now on to the fabulous bloggers I would like to pass on this award to:
Kelly Marie

Amazing ladies and stampers :)

Thanks for visiting and I will be back Monday with some creations and some news :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Hi Friends! I have been under the weather since Friday and hope to get back to crafting soon. Here's a quick post of a an altered frame I made a few weeks back of the stamping/dinner club girls. February's club meeting was an excursion to the Scrapbook Expo. As you can see we were all smiles! We just got lots of stuff we probably have not used yet. LOL! Have a great day and thanks for visiting.
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Heart Prints Sentiments (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Bo Bunny
Accessories: Ribbon, Buttons & Gems (Bo Bunny), Brads (Bazzill), Dimensionals (SU!) and Stardust Stickles

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Cute Stamps!

I am currently floating on Cloud 9, as I have been asked to be part of the My Cute Stamps Design Team. I love My Cute Stamps and I am thrilled beyond words to be part of such a wonderful company. I am also just blown away to be working alongside such incredibly talented ladies. Some of whom I have been following for quite some time. So please be sure to stop by here for the official announcement and to show Holly and these amazing ladies some love! Thanks for visiting and all your support my sweet friends!
:) Rach

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

You're Sweet!

Hi There! It's Wednesday and half way to the weekend!!!! I am posting my latest obsession, My Cute Stamps. Now you know I love everything CUTE, so these stamps are perfect for me. They are all super cute and I love them all! I paired up the Sweet Kawaii set with some Doodlebug Design Patterned paper. So matchy matchy! LOL! Have you all seen the new Doodlebug Christmas Paper coming out? I just got one word for you - GINGERBREAD!!!! Taylor has a little sneak peak from her trip to CHA. I about fell of my chair and don't get my started on the MerryMint collection coming out from American Crafts. It's gingerbread galore!!! Yippee!! Got the MerryMint ordered already, but still looking for the new Doodlebug. If you have seen it, please let me know. Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous Wednesday!
:) Rachie

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Sweet Kawaii - My Cute Stamps
Paper: Kraft & White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Doodlebug & Bo Bunny)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: SU! Punches, White Gel Pen & Dimensionals, Fiskars Border Punch, Red Brads and Stardust Stickles

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Sky's the Limit

Hi ya! Just wanted to wish you all a fabulous weekend! I also wanted to share with you a recent card I made using this super cute stamp set from The Greeting Farm. I managed to use as much Bo Bunny products as I could as well. Can you tell? You know I love this stuff! Well I still can't get over that pig. He is way too cute. I had a pretty fabulous Friday and feel the Sky's the Limit. I don't know I just felt so inspired today. Like anything is possible! If at first you don't succeed - try, try, again! My mom always told me, "If it was easy everyone would do it." She is so wise. So I am off to conquer my goals and I hope you will too. See ya on Monday! Big Hugs and a High Five too!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: The Greeting Farm
Paper: White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: SU! Oval Punches, Piercing Tools, White Gel Pen & Dimensionals, Ribbon (Bo Bunny), Red Brads and Stardust Stickles.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beep, Beep!

Hello! Back with another Birthday Card. This time one for a little boy or big kid at heart. Just picked up these Hero Arts Robot stamps yesterday. Aren't they adorable? This Bo Bunny journal panel was a perfect fit to stamp both of the robots. Well I am off to work on the Bo Bunny Blog Layout Sketch. They have lots of wonderful challenges, so be sure to check them out here. Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny - Grease Monkey)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Silver Brads (Making Memories) and Dimensionals

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy August!

Hola Chicas! Can you believe it's August? Where did the year go? Well I just wanted to do a quick post today, as I am heading off to work. I am trying to get a bunch of birthday cards done, so I will be posting them this month. I hope to also start on my Christmas Cards early. I say that every year, but I have a feeling this year will be different. Yes, I say that every year as well. LOL! Ok hope you are all doing great. Thanks for visiting!

:) Rachel

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Amuse
Paper: PTI White CS and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Accessories: Rectangle Nesties, Button & Ribbon (Bo Bunny), Brads (Bazzill) and Stardust Stickles.