Sunday, January 13, 2013

Have a Moo-valous Birthday!

Happy Sunday! Got any plans for today?  I am happy to be spending the day with my hubby and go on a little outing later before coming back home to watch the Golden Globes.  Before I go I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made using this udderly (lol) cute image from Stampendous called Cowlik Cake.  I colored the darling Cowlik with Copics and added a little sparkle to the cake using Multi Fine Crystal Glitter.  I cut out the image and popped it up with some foam tape onto a polka dot & doily base.  The yellow cardstock was embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder (Cricut), stitched and layered onto Kraft cardstock. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Birthday Assortment PCS set and was stamped onto pink cardstock. The final touch was added with a cute yellow button with a bit of pink & white divine twine. 

Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! I'm in full award season mode and can't wait to see all the award shows.  I still have several nominated movies I need to see.  I'm really looking forward to seeing Silver Linings Playbook.  If you have seen it, let me know what you thought of it.  Catch ya later!
Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel Siggy

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Friends! I hope the new year has welcomed you with great joy! I've been away for awhile and taking in lots of family time.  So happy to come into the new year fresh and ready to go.  I am excited for all the new and exciting adventures this year has in store.  I hope you will join me as I share my adventures and creations with you.  Let's start off with a little rewind from last month.  I fell in love with the Make it Merry collection from October Afternoon the moment I saw it.  The vintage images are adorable and I knew this would be the collection to use for my Christmas Cards.  Since the holiday season was flying by and I was beginning to feel the pressure to complete all the things I wanted to create.  I knew the Make a Card 12x12 sheet would be perfect for making fast and fun cards.  Here are 5 of the cards I created using the images from the Make a Card 12x12 sheet and other patterned papers from the Make it Merry Collection.


These cards came together so quickly and I loved it! I was able to get my cards done so fast with only adding a few touches to the cards. I picked a portion of each image that I wanted to highlight and added Stardust Stickles.  I wanted to conserve my Tim Holtz Silver Tinsel Twine just in case I needed to make extra cards, so I just added a bit of  Scor-Tape to adhere to the side or bottom of each image.  This tinsel has great sparkle and I ended up barely using half of the tinsel, so I still have plenty to use on future projects.

Hope you enjoyed my little rewind and I'll be back soon to share more.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Rachel Siggy
Stamps: Holiday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Paper: Pure Poppy & Kraft CS (PTI) and Make it Merry - Patterned Paper (October Afternoon)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scor-Tape, Silver Tinsel Twine (Tim Holtz), Gems (Zva), Stardust Stickles and Foam Tape (Best Creation)