Friday, April 22, 2011

TESC137 - Happy Easter!

Happy Friday! You know what that means.... another fun and fabulous TE Sketch Challenge. I am going for the Cuppie Hat Trick with my 3rd Sketch card in a row featuring Cuppie. Cuppie is just so adorable and even more so inside of an Easter Basket. How can you resist? This cute image is from the Sweet Spring set. The delightful springy paper is from MME - Stella & Rose collection. I colored the image in with Copic Markers and added a little sugar to the sweets with Stardust Stickles. Super Fun!

This week we also have some more excitement as we welcome 2 more Sketch Crew members. The fabulous and sweet... Dawn Easton and Tracy Clemente. Woo Hoo!

Be sure to play along with us for a chance to win a prize! You can find all the challenge rules at Taylor's Blog and at the TE Forum @ SCS. Happy Stamping!

Ready for more? Hop on over and check out the wonderful creations my TE Sketch Crew buddies have in store just for you!

Thanks for visiting and Have a "Good" Friday!
Rachel Siggy

Saturday, April 16, 2011

iCopic DT Call - I heart Pink!

Hi Friends! Here to share with you my creation for the iCopic DT Call. The DT Call Challenge is to create one project using the color Pink! I had promised a cupcake creation, so I thought it was only perfect to create a Jumbo Pink Cupcake for the challenge. The perfect stamp was of course the Cling Cupcake XL by Stampendous. I used R81, R83 and R85 to color the cupcake. I took my time and colored the image in sections to keep the coloring and blending consistent. I paired up the cupcake with one of my all time favorite pattern papers from MME as the cupcake liner. Those polka dots are too cute to resist. I added the fun Happy Birthday sentiment using the Bday Messages set from Stampendous. Topped it all off with lots of sugar using 2 different multi crystal glitters from Stampendous. I also added some Kraft paper too to play along with my sweet friend, Jeanie's, 50th TKT Challenge. Wow! I hope you all love this sweet Pink Cupcake!

I am super excited for a chance to be part of iCopic DT. They offer a wonderful line of products and great customer service. Be sure to stop by and visit them here. You also will be happy to know they also have a great blog too with lots of fun challenges for all us Copic lovers. Coloring with Copics is so fun and I love, love, love them!♥♥♥

Hope you enjoy the card and thanks so much for stopping by today! Hugs!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Stamping!
Rachel Siggy

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Best Wishes!

Hello! It's been super crazy around here and there are stamps flying everywhere! I have been busy creating for the upcoming Stampendous July Catalog and I can't wait to show you what I have created, but unfortunately it will have to be after the catalog release. It's just around the corner, so you don't have to wait too long. I did want to stop by and post this Bridal Shower card I created for my BFF's little sister. Gina is like my own little sister and she was a junior bridesmaid in my wedding. Wow! I feel old now! LOL! She is going to be a gorgeous bride and I had so much fun at her Bridal Shower. I found this adorable new Lawn Fawn set called Happily Ever After at my LSS and knew it would be perfect since it looked so much like her dress. I used 2 different heart images from the set to create the background for both the black & kraft cardstock. I popped up the gown with foam tape and added some bling to the waist. This card came together so quickly and it was great fun making it for her. Hope you are having a wonderful week and I will see you again soon!

Thanks for visiting and Have a Great Day!
Rachel Siggy

Friday, April 8, 2011

TESC136 - Happy Birthday!

Hello Friends! It's TESC time! I hope you all were as thrilled as I was to get back to Taylor's wonderful sketches. For this week's sketch I decided to play with Cuppie again this time using the TE Doctor's Orders and Sweet Celebration sets. I carefully inked up the Cuppie image around the Get Well sentiment on the balloons, so I could use the image for a birthday card. I was also trying for a more masculine card using some MME patterned paper with the orange, blue and brown color combo. Love these colors together! So are you ready to get to stamping? Well lucky for you Taylored Expressions is a member company over at SCS, so you can get all the challenge deets at SCS or Taylor's blog. Remember you have a chance to win a prize when you play along with each TE Sketch Challenge. The more you play the better your chances of winning! I loved checking out the TESC135 Gallery over at SCS and I can't wait to see what you come up with this time.

Be sure to visit my TE Sketch Crew buddies to see all of their fabulous TESC136 creations:
Jami Sibley
Lisa Hjulberg
Lori Craig
Melissa Sauls
Monika Davis
and Taylor!!!!

Thanks for visiting and Have a Happy Friday!
Rachel Siggy

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Life is Sweeter...

Life is SWEETER when shared with friends! What a great sentiment! It's one of my favorites. I have just fallen in love with these adorable Mimi images from Penny Black. They are so cute and I love all the new images that have come out for Spring featuring Mimi. This card was made using the Flowers for Mimi stamp. Aren't those little birds so sweet? I wanted to use my Stella Rose patterned paper again to create a darling little paper pieced dress for Mimi. I used the same paper for the background along with another pretty pink floral piece. I colored Mimi and her little bird friends using Copic Markers and added the grass using Prismacolor Pencils. I hope you like today's little fun Saturday card and I'll be back again on Monday to share some Stampendous Fun.

Thanks for visiting and Have a Sweet Weekend!

Rachel Siggy

Rachel's Recipe:
Stamps: Flowers for Mimi (Penny Black) and Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Markers and Spica Pen
Paper: Kraft & White CS (PTI) and Patterned Paper (MME & Bo Bunny)
Accessories: Circle & Scalloped Circle Nesties, Twine & Ribbon (SU!), Buttons (PTI) and 3D Foam Tape (Best Creations)

Have you seen the "Eclipse"?

Hi Friends!!! Did you see the "Eclipse"? Eclipse tape of course! LOL! I have been looking and looking for this tape for months. No one had the large roll in stock and when I had finally given up I received an email from Impress Rubber Stamps featuring their What's New items. I clicked on the link and what did I see... the ECLIPSE!!!! Woo Hoo!!! So I thought I would do a little post for you in case any of you were looking for it as well. It arrived very quickly and you can find it right here. So happy I found it! I will be back later today with a card to share and Monday I will have some Stampendous Cupcake goodness for you too!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Saturday!
Rachel Siggy