Wednesday, November 30, 2011

November Key Ingredients - Good Friends!

Hello Friends! I wanted to share with you today another creation from the November Key Ingredients Kit. This card was created as an inspiration sheet for this month's kit. You can view all the inspiration sheets for each kit here. It's just another great tool TE offers to help you jump start your creativity when you receive your kit. Don't have a kit? Well it's so easy to become a subscriber. Just check out all the details here.

I had a lot of fun playing with the papers from this month's kit. The Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection of patterned papers by Jillibean Soup included in the kit are adorable. I love the quilt patterned paper and embellished it with twine to resemble the tying of a quilt. It's so easy to create with these kits, but these wonderful die cut sentiments really make it really fast and fun.

Be sure to stop by the Key Ingredients Blog to view more cards & projects created by the KI Design Team. Thanks for visiting and Have a Great Day!

Rachel Siggy

Monday, November 21, 2011

iCopic Weekly Challenge #57 - Thanksgiving

Happy Monday! Wow! I can't believe it's only a few days til Thanksgiving! So it's just perfect for this week's iCopic challenge to be a Thanksgiving theme. I fell in love with this adorable turkey image and sentiment from the Turkey Day set by Lawn Fawn. I couldn't wait to ink it up and create a fun Thanksgiving card. I started off by stamping the image & sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on yellow patterned paper. I colored the image with Copic Markers and die cut the image & sentiment out with a Labels 8 Die. I layered the main panel of patterned paper with strips of green and brown patterned paper and added lots of stitching. I adhered the panel to the green cardstock base and adhered the image on top with foam tape. I embellished with green grosgrain ribbon and some subtle sparkle with a stardust gel pen.

Now are you ready to play along for a chance to win a wonderful iCopic prize and to be featured on the iCopic Blog? Be sure to visit the iCopic Blog for the full challenge rules and to link your Challenge Card Entry. Can't wait to see all your fabulous creations!

Copic Colors:
Turkey Body:
E34, E35, R29 and YR68
Turkey Feathers:
E25, E29, Y35, YR09, YR16 and YR23

Thanks for visiting and Have a Super Day!
Rachel Siggy

Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Key Ingredients Blog Hop!

Hello Friends! Welcome to the November Key Ingredients Blog Hop! As you can see below this month's kit is pretty fabulous! Don't you just love those pretty patterned papers from the Homemade 6 Bean Soup collection by Jillibean Soup? And look at all those amazing embellishments! One of my favorite things about these kits is how organized they are in that wonderful clear container. They are perfectly wrapped for gift giving. Simply add a tag and you have an amazing gift for a friend. A KI Subscription is the gift that keeps on giving and imagine how thrilled your recipient will be to receive a kit each month. How fun!

I love creating with my KI kit and my card was so easy to create. I started off by adhering a small panel of pink patterned paper to the edge of my floral patterned paper panel. I stitched all around the edges and across the panel where the 2 patterns meet to create a hem. I tied some pink satin ribbon around the card panels and added a bow. I then adhered the panels to the Parakeet cardstock base. I choose the butterfly and sentiment die cuts as the main images. I added some gems to the butterfly and adhered it onto the sentiment with foam tape. Finally I added the sentiment with foam tape to the panel.

Ready to see more ways to create wonderful projects with your Key Ingredients Kit? Hop on over and visit the rest of the Key Ingredients Design Team to see all their fabulous creations:

Thanks for visiting and Have a Wonderful Day!
Rachel Siggy

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Key Ingredients Kit

Hi KI Friends! I got a little sneak peek of a project I created with the November Key Ingredients Kit. To see the full post please head on over to the Key Ingredients Blog. These kits are so fun and it's so easy to become a subscriber. Check out all the details HERE!

Thanks for visiting and Have a Fabulous Day!
Rachel Siggy

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous Encrusted Jewel Technique Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! There is a quote that says, "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!" How true is that? Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE. Here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:

Stampendous Impressions' Blog
Cyndi Bundy
Trudee Sauer
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Wendy Jordan
Lynn Mercurio
Krissy Fossmeyer
Rachel Sztonyk <-----me
Suzanne Czosek

The Encrusted Jewel Technique is so fun and the results are beautiful. I stamped the Cling Single Chandelier with Versamark Ink and added Aged Black Embossing Enamel. I then added Gold Halo Glitter and Champagne Glass Glitter from the Treasures Glitter Kit. Finally I added the "Just a Note" sentiment from the Rose Branch Border stamp set.

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog
candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness. U.S. participants only have until 8pm EST on Sunday to leave your comments.

Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package

Aged Gold Prize Package

Shabby White Prize Package

Thanks for visiting and Have a Stampendous Saturday!
Rachel Siggy

Friday, November 11, 2011

TESC150 - Let's Celebrate!!!!

Hey TE Friends! Can you believe it? We are at the 150th Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! Woo Hoo! And what better way to celebrate this wonderful occasion then with prizes!!! Taylored Expressions will be giving away 3 prizes for Sketch 150... one of each of the newly released stamp sets: Love Grows Here, Labels of Love II, and Thankful! We really hope you all will play along with us! The TE Sketch Crew will be taking a little break for the holidays and this is the final sketch for 2011.

I have been having lots of fun creating Christmas cards lately and I can't seem to put down the Wings of Joy stamp set. The images are adorable and so fun to color. I paired up the image with my stash of Echo Park Christmas Paper. The bright and fun colors really make me smile. I also added a cute doily for fun and texture. Finally I added some piercing, ribbon and Stickles for embellishments. I thought I would be a little extra festive by adding a cute little gingy in the picture. Hope you like it!

It wouldn't be a celebration without a TESC Favorite Flashback. I can hardly believe it myself that already 2 years of being on the TE Sketch Crew has flown by. I have been loving every minute of it. It was so difficult to pick one favorite sketch since they are all wonderful, but I finally decided on TESC129. I had so much fun creating this card for my hubby and this Cuppie image is just one of my all time favs!

Let's keep the party going... be sure to stop by and visit my Sketch Crew buddies to see all of their fabulous creations:

Thanks for visiting and Have a Fabulous Friday!
Rachel Siggy

Monday, November 7, 2011

iCopic Weekly Challenge #55 - Thankful

Hi Pals! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I'm back again this Monday to host another fun iCopic Weekly Challenge. This week's challenge theme is Thankful. There are so many things in my life in which I am truly thankful. I have been so blessed to make such amazing friends through blogging and I can't thank you all enough for visiting and/or following me through my crafty adventures. I appreciate all your kindness and support, so this week's card is dedicated to all of you!

I chose to use a sentiment instead of an image for the focal point to really highlight the Thankful theme. The lovely "Thank you for being my friend" sentiment is from the Hello Friend set by Lawn Fawn. I wanted all the focus to be on the message, so I dressed it up with some pretty pattern paper and a few embellishments.

I hope you will play along with this week's challenge. It's a great opportunity to win a fabulous prize from iCopic. To play along for your chance to win, just visit the iCopic Blog for the details and to link up your creation. Good Luck!

Thanks for visiting and Have Great Day!
Rachel Siggy