Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Adam & Angela!

Happy Birthday Adam & Angela! My sweet nephew and niece turned 4! So we will be celebrating today with a fun filled day at Chuck E. Cheese! Here's the card I made them for their special day. They both love the color orange, so it's got lots of that in it. Be back later with the details.
:) Rach

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hello! Happy Saturday! I have been busy trying to update my SCS gallery. I haven't posted anything since June, so I am still working on adding everything. A special thanks to my buddy, Sandra, for her help this week. She is just a sweetie and an amazing talent. Be sure to hop on over to her blog and tell her "Hello!". My card today is the swap I made for Jami's new catty swap. This Hello Again set by SU! just caught my eye. I loved the cute images. All the supplies are Stampin' Up! only. Hope you are all having a fab Saturday! Thanks for visiting me!
:) Rach

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Hello Again & Sprinkles
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White CS
Ink: Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Versamark
Accessories: Circle & Oval Punches, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Crafters Tool Kit, Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and White Gel Pen

Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Cute Stamps Weekend - Day 2

Welcome Back for Day Two of My Cute Stamps Weekend! It's official! I have used all 12 images from the Happy Owl-oween set. This set was just too much fun to put down. There are so many adorable images that I couldn't stop creating. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I am off to enjoy time with my family. Thanks for visiting!
:) Rachel

Rachie's Recipe:
All Tags: Happy Owl-oween (My Cute Stamps) and sentiments (A Muse)
Ink: Versamark Onyx Black
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Accessories: Circle Punches (SU!), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Ribbon (Offray), Button (PTI), Mini Glue Dots and Stardust Stickles

Skull Tag:
Paper: White & True Black CS (PTI)
Accessories: Circle Nesties and Black Gems (Kaiser)

Spider Web Tag:
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI)
Accessories: Mini Scallop Border Punch (EK Success), Crafter's Tool Kit (SU!), Black Pen and Black Gem (Kaiser)

Spider Tag:
Paper: White & True Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Do
odlebug Design)
Ink: Copic Markers
Accessories: Circle Nesties

Saturday, September 12, 2009

My Cute Stamps Weekend - Day 1 Continued

Whooo's ready for Halloween? Can you believe it will be next month? I am so happy I got this set. It is just too cute! Here is the super cute owl from the Happy Owl-oween set by My Cute Stamps. I was eager to try out this week's card tutorial from SCS. The tutorial was actually made from a card orignally created by my fellow My Cute Stamps DT Member, Michelle Wooderson. I knew this owl would be a perfect fit. I paper pieced him with my favorite Bo Bunny Double Dot paper. Just can't stop paper piecing with this great stamp set. Thanks for visiting me for Day One of My Cute Stamps Weekend. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Day Two.
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Happy Owl-oween (My Cute Stamps)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: True Black CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Black Gems (Kaiser), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Ribbon (A Muse) and Black Diamond Stickles

My Cute Stamps Weekend - Day 1

Welcome to My Cute Stamps Weekend! I LOVE Halloween and My Cute Stamps. And together they are fabulous! I love making tags for gifts and treats. The images from the Happy Owl-oween set are perfect for tag making. Tomorrow I will be back with 3 more tags from the same set. It is packed with so many adorable images. I couldn't just make 3.
The images are great to paper piece, like the super cute ghost and pumpkin. Fun, Fun, Fun! I hope you will be back later for tonight's spooky post as the My Cute Stamps fun continues. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful Saturday!
:) Rachel

Rachie's Recipe:
All Tags:
Stamps: Happy Owl-oween (My Cute Stamps) and sentiments (A Muse)
Ink: Amuse Black Pigment Ink
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Accessories: Buttons (PTI), Ribbon, 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Mini Glue Dots and Tag Punch (Creative Memories)

Ghost Tag:
Patterned Paper: White Embossed Dot (Bazzil)
Accessories: Black Gems (Kaiser) and Mini Scallop Dot Edge Punch (EK Success)

Pumpkin Tag:
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI)
Ink: Snow White (PTI)
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit (SU!)

Candy Corn Tag:
Paper: White CS (PTI)
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit (SU!), Black Pen and Stardust Stickles

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stampendous News!

Woo Hoo! I have being bursting to tell you all for weeks that I am an official Design Team Member for Stampendous! I was contacted by Stampendous last month asking if I would like to be part of the upcoming catalog Design Team. I honestly was so overcome with joy! I have been such a huge fan of Stampendous for many years. Some of my very first stamps are Stampendous stamps. I think I own every Calendar Chick stamp. It was my very first stamp collection. I have tons of their stamps and I mean tons! Seriously from the Calendar Chicks, Fluffles, Bee Happy and Changito ~ I can't get enough! Honestly a dream come true to be a part of this fabulous company! I will be sharing with you some fun creations with Stampendous products, but I will have to share the catalog work with you after it's release. Please be sure to stop by the Stampendous Blog for some wonderful tutorials and creations. Stampendous has teamed up with Paper Craft Planet, Tsukineko, and Creative Impressions for an amazing 12 week Back to Basics Stamping Techniques Tutorial Series. You can sign up the the series here. I have signed up and let me tell you ~ It's Incredible! They are also giving away some AMAZING prize packages to the challenge winners. So get on over to Paper Craft Planet to sign up! Thanks for visiting and your support my sweet friends!
:) Rach

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TE Birthday Bash Last Call

HELLO! I kept thinking it was Tuesday today and that I had one more day to complete the TE Birthday Bash Challenges. Ummm ... it's Wednesday! Well it looks like I may only be able to do this last one, as I am so exhausted from work and this past weekend. I really wanted to do Jodi's color challenge, as these type of challenges are the hardest ones for me. I wanted to keep the look more clean, since the colors are so vibrant and pretty. Jodi picked some really great colors for the TEBBJC Challenge. I hope you all got a chance to play. I was hoping to catch up to my friend, Ryann, but she was on fire! I think she must have completed them all. She is just awesome like that. Have a wonderful evening and please come back this weekend for my My Cute Stamps Spooktacular Weekend!

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Branching Out and Home Sweet Home (SASI)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Versamark and Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry (SU!)
Paper:Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo & Crushed Curry Textured CS & Watercolor (SU!), White CS (PTI) and Embossed Dot Paper (Bazzill)
Accessories: Circle Punches, Ribbon, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen & Blender Pen (SU!)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Moxie Fab Fun & Cute Challenge!

Hola Chicas! I'm back with another Moxie Fab Challenge Card. This is gonna be a quick post as we are preparing to celebrate Labor Day. Happy Labor Day! Well this Fun & Cute Challenge was my favorite. My style is cutesy, so this was right up my alley. I LOVE and I mean LOVE this new My Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas collection. Way too cute for words. Hope you all have a great Labor Day and I will be back soon with more.
Thanks for visiting!
:) Rach

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Missy's Holiday (A Muse)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Paper: White & Raspberry Fizz CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (MME)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Snowman Glittered Chipboard (MME), Scallop border punch (EK Success), 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation) and Ribbon (Bo Bunny)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Moxie Fab Stamping Challenge!

Hi ya! It's Sunday & I am still stamping. Just love this new Merry Mint collection by American Crafts. It's my fav - Gingerbread! Woo Hoo! I still have some more gingerbread stuff coming. I made this card for the Moxie Fab World Stamping Challenge. I really loved the paper so much I only stamped the sentiments. Stamping only the sentiments was a real stretch for me. The center of the card reminded me of one of my favorite Christmas cookie platters. This was a fun card to make, since it was simple. Hope you are all having a wonderful day and thanks for visiting me.
:) Rach

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Shortbread (American Crafts) and Season's Sweetings (SASI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Paper: White & Dark Chocolate CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (American Crafts & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation), Oval Nesties and Ribbon & Button (PTI)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash!

Happy Saturday! I thought this weekend would NEVER get here. I haven't been able to stamp much, except for the swap cards I made. I will be posting those up hopefully next week. I couldn't wait for the weekend to stamp for the Taylored Expressions Birthday Bash! Big Congrats to Taylor and the TE crew! I am huge fan of Taylored Expressions and I am so glad for the long weekend to play along with all of their fun challenges. The first card I wanted to share is for the TEBBDB (Paper Piecing) & TEBBDE (Paper Tole) challenges. You can visit the Stamp a Sweet Impression blog for a complete listing of all 13 challenges. My BFF, Pilar, needed a hot air balloon thank you card. It had to be masculine as well. That was a challenge in itself. Luckily I had the adorable Fly Away set from the Greeting Farm. I used some of my Bo Bunny stash for the paper piecing. I popped up the hot air balloon pieces and sentiment with 3D Foam Tape. To keep the look more masculine I decided to put the sentiment on the balloon to mask the heart. I could have easily not stamped the heart, however I was going nuts looking for my Memento dew drop pad with no luck. Sentiments are great for covering up stuff. I am sneaky like that... LOL! Well I hope you get a chance to join the party! I will be back with more this weekend.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful weekend!
:) Rach

Rachie's Recipe:
Stamps: Fly Away (Greeting Farm) and Note of Thanks (SU!)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Memento Tuxedo Black and Fresh Snow (PTI)
Paper: Kraft CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Brads (Bazzill), Oval Punches & Crafter's Tool Kit(SU!) and 3D Foam Tape (Best Creation)