Friday, February 10, 2012

TESC152- Love is Sweet!

Hi TE Friends! Happy Friday and Welcome to another fun Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge! This week's sketch was just perfect for inking up one of my fav Valentine sets - Love is Sweet!  I loved all the different elements to the sketch which allowed me to use lots of different patterns of paper.  After I assembled the card base I stamped the kissing Cuppies image onto white cardstock and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I added some Christmas Red Stickles to add sparkle to the heart. Next I added some bling with a bright red heart gem at the tail of the banner strip. 

Are you ready to join in on the fun? You can get all the challenge deets at the Taylored Expression Forum over at SCS and also at Taylor's Blog. Come on and play with us for a chance to win a fab Taylored Expressions prize and a chance to become the next featured stamper. There is lots more to see.  Be sure to stop on by and visit my TE Sketch Crew Buddies to see all their wonderful creations.

Thanks for visiting and Have a wonderful day!

Rachel Siggy

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Crafty Super Bowl Sunday: CHA 2012

Hello Pals!  Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Thought I would give you a little Half Time Show presenting the Super Bowl of the Craft World - CHA!  Please enjoy the slideshow of this year's CHA Winter 2012 Show featuring many of your favorite brands.  I had a blast and took lots of photos. I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting many of my blog buddies for the first time in person as well as catching up with some old friends and making new ones.  I'll be featuring them in a separate post as I didn't want them to get lost in this huge slideshow.  Have a Super Sunday and thanks for visiting!!!!

P.S. I thought that the premiere of SMASH was coming on right after the Super Bowl and was sad to see it's tomorrow. I was shocked when I headed onto Netflix and found it there. Woo Hoo! Get to watch it early! Just wanted to let my gals know in case you wanted to catch it tonight!

Rachel Siggy

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stampendous Saturday Challenge - Texture!!!

The first Saturday in February means it is time for a brand new challenge with Stampendous!  This month we are challenging you (and ourselves) to add a little texture to your projects.  Need a few ideas?  You can emboss using enamels or powders, use fun flock, glass glitter, mica fragments, color fragments, or use some embossing folders.  The possibilities are endless!

My favorite way to add texture is with GLITTER!!!!  This adorable NEW Icing Fluffles is just perfect for adding lots of sparkle with some fabulous Crystal Glitter Mix.  The different sizes of glitter really add lots of texture and glitz.  I also added some texture to the background by using a polka dot embossing folder.  There are so many ways to add texture to your cards. I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.

Here is a list of the Stampendous team members playing along today:

We want YOU to play along with us!  Just add you direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST.  You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do!  And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive this gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set:

Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address.  We hope you get a chance to play along with us - happy stamping!  And make plans to join us next Saturday, for a fun blog hop, complete with prizes you don't want to miss.  We'll be showcasing all sorts of products just released at CHA!

Thanks so much for visiting and Have a Stampendous Saturday!
Rachel Siggy