Friday, January 30, 2009

All That Scraps DTC#34/ brads galore!

Hello there, this weeks challenge at All That Scraps is brads galore! using as many brads as you can on your project. For my card i used the C.C. Designs sugarplums set, Olivia's Birdies. The sentiment is from the sugarplums sentiments set.

The background paper is from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding. I stamped my little birdies, cut them out and pop dotted them onto the tree. I used my paper piercer and popped holes around my main image and then added my brads. Well, that's it for today. Tomorrow we are having friends over to see the UFC fight and then a superbowl party on Sunday so i doubt i will have anything to post over the weekend. I thank you for visiting and i hope you all have a GREAT weekend!!! :0)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pink Cat Studio Challenge

Hello, Today i have someone i haven't posted in a long time. It's Lily from Pink Cat Studio, isn't she precious? I joined in the Pink Cat Studio challenge on PCP and for this challenge we had to make our card by spelling out the word LOVE. so mine goes like this:
L= Lily
O= ovals
V= Violet cardstock
E= embellishments

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. see you tomorrow. Have a Wonderful Day!! :0)


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy Easter!

OMGoodness, I know what your thinking- Valentines day isn't here and she's already making Easter cards!! I couldn't get this idea out of my head to use this cute bunny and put him inside an egg so i had to do it. now the only reason i posted so early is that i thought it would work out great with AmyR's friday sketch #46. for this card i used this cute little bunny from C.C. Designs new release Kisses and Hugs. my background paper is an old retired paper pack from CTMH (I'm a HUGE paper hoarder) the flowers are summer posies also from ctmh. the cracked egg is from a ctmh stamp set Easter Friends, i just pop dotted it over part of my bunny. I also glittered up the polka dots and other parts of the egg for sparkle. The Happy Easter sentiment is from the Easter Elegance set from Verve stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. Hope you all have a great day!!!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Thank you!!!

Hi There! I hope you all had a GREAT weekend! Well today is my final monday Guest Designer Spotlight at All That Scraps. I hope you get a chance to stop by the ATS blog and take a look. I had sooo much fun this month and i hope you enjoyed what i had to show. Thank you all for your sweet comments you left and for taking time out to visit both my blog and ATS blog this month to see my cards. Thank you Amy and Christine for the wonderful opportunity, It's a HUGE honor for me!!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Happy Friday everyone! Just a quick post to show you another cutie patootie snowbunnie from C.C. Designs. I random stamped my background with a stamp set from Ctmh (sorry can not find the name) with grape and NE ivy ink. The smooches sentiment is one of Amy R's new releases "love sentiments". Thank you sooo much for taking time out to come and visit my blog. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. :0)


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Digi Flamingo

Hi There! The sketch i used today was for Amy R's Friday sketch #45 at Prairie paper & Ink. I just flipped the sketch to fit my image and omitted a flower. Now if you're loving this little cutie the way i am I'm sure you all know by now where you can find him. Yup, he's the new Flamingo digi download at All That Scraps! and, If you love the digi downloads and you love C.C.Designs stamps Christine has made some of your favorite stamp sets into downloads. How AWESOME is that!! so be sure to stop by and check out all the new downloads. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

You're Super!

Hi There, today i thought i would give you a break on the valentine cards and show you something from Pink Cat Studio. This stamp is from the Billy set. such a cute set. I've also used this stamp to make a "Super Girl" card that can be seen here. Of course i had to add sparkle so i used my stardust gel pen on their masks and used my gold gel pen for billy's belt. The pattern paper is from the Good Times paper pack from CTMH. Well, that's it for today. Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!! :0)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Be Mine Valentine

Happy Monday Everyone! It's another valentine card! I shouldn't have to make a single valentine card in February, at the rate i'm going LOL! but who can resist these cute little gingersnap cuties? This cutie is one of the new releases from C.C.Designs, Gingersnaps "Hey Cupid" set. I used my D'vine swirls embossing folder to make the swirly background and i used My Mind's Eye Sweethearts pattern paper. I colored her with Exclusive inks markers from CTMH and prismacolor pencils. I added some sparkle to her wings with Ranger Crystal Glitter for her wings and added some red sparkles for her little hair ties. I hope you enjoy her. Don't forget to check out the ATS blog for the Guest Designer Monday Spotlight where you will find a few more cards to look at. Thanks for stopping by and i hope to see you tomorrow!! :0)

Friday, January 16, 2009

For you with Love

Happy Friday Everyone! I have another valentine card to show you. I hope you all are not getting tired of them already. For this card i used the C.C. Designs Gingersnaps "Snowbunnies" set. I don't think i will ever be able to put them away. They are just too much fun. The pattern paper is Heart Strings from Cosmo Cricket. my sentiment is from the Riveting stamp set from SU! the flowers are from the Prima Sprites collection. I am really loving these. the small brown flowers are the Got Flowers Deux. i put them all together with some small gold heart brads i had in my stash. I hope you all have a great day, and i thank you so much for visiting. RACHEL

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

For You/ ATS DTC #32

Today the ATS Design team challenge #32 is to make a double pocket bag. This is such a cute bag. If you would like to give this bag a try, you can find the tutorial here. For my bag i used the Magic Moments paper and chocolate ribbon from CTMH. The Cutie Patootie image is the C.C. Designs Gingersnap new release "Hey Cupid." I glittered her wings with Ranger Crystal Glitter. I matted her on a regular and scalloped oval using my nestabilities. for the little flowers i used a small flower punch i got long ago. I added sparkles to the middles using sparkles from ctmh. This bag came together pretty easily and i really like how it turned out, i hope you do too. Thanks so much for visiting and i hope you give this a try. Have a GREAT evening!!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bunny Love

Today as i was looking through my stash i found the instructions to this cute little landscape card. I have no idea where it came from since it was in my stash from sooo long ago and i didn't write the source down-sorry! This cute little bunny comes from a new set from CTMH called Bunny Love. such a cute little guy.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting.

Monday, January 12, 2009

A snowy hello

Hello, I made this card today for the ATS DT challenge #31. Its a color challenge and the colors we needed to use were pink passion, kraft, and lovely lilac or colors close to those. The only color i had was kraft so i had to purchase similar colors from hobby lobby. I mixed two C.C. Designs stamp sets for this challenge. Cookie Crumbs Snow Friends and Itzie Inkies Winter Bear. I embossed my background with the heart embossing folder from the Love Language A2 combo set. I made the snow and middle of my snowflakes sparkle with Ranger crystal glitter. I used my oval nestabilities and scallop oval nestabilities for my pink mat and image panel. I punched out my purple snowflake using a Martha Stewart punch and the heart brad in the middle is one i got in a set from the target $ bin. The sentiment is from snow friends and punched out with the word window punch and matted using the Label Trio embossing die. I hope you enjoy this card, i really like the way it turned out. I wasn't too sure about the colors at first but it worked out okay. Today is also the 2nd Monday Guest Designer spotlight at the All That Scraps blog so don't forget to go see my other cards here.

Thank you so much for visiting, i love when you stop by! Have a Wonderful night!!!

2 more awards!!!

Today i was sooo EXCITED when i checked my blog and found that i had been awarded two awards!!!

This award was given to me by Gisela a very creative and talented crafter. I encourage you to visit her blog, so you too can be in awe of all her wonderful talent. Thank you sooo much Gisela!!:0)

The rule's of this Award are as follow's
1) Post a link of the person who gave you this award.
2) Nominate 5 other people and give a link to there site's.
3) Let the people who you have nominated know.
4) Put a logo of the award on your blog.
Here are my 5 nominees and their links to their AMAZING blogs, you must take a look you won't be disappointed!!






I also received this wonderful award from Danielle. I am so honored Danielle Thank You!!! You must take time to visit her blog, she has so many AMAZING cards!!

This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!"
The rule of the award is to now pass it on to another 8 people who demonstrate this spirit.
Here is my list of very talented ladies and their wonderful blogs, to ooh and ahhh over!
Now be sure to stop by these blogs if you would like to see some FANTASTIC creations!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Toadally Amazing

The other day when we took the girls out of town to the dentist i just had to stop by Hobby Lobby and i found this pattern paper by The Paper Studio. I am having so much fun with it. Today i used the Froggie and Friends set from C.C.Designs. one of my friends is a little down in the dumps so i'm planning on giving her this card and some chocolate, hopefully that will perk her up a bit! Thanks for visiting and have a great day!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hey Cutie!

Happy 5th birthday Emily!!
Hi there, today my little girl turns 5 and boy is she EXCITED!! running around telling everyone "i'm 5 today!" lol-
I have had this cute little Lovins stamp that i got from rubbernecker for quite a while now and wanted to wait to ink it up for her card. This stamp is so her, she loves to dress up and when i saw this stamp i instantly thought of her. Then i saw Amy R's friday sketch challenge #44 , and thought it would work out perfectly.I wanted to use alot of pink since that is her favorite color. I embossed the background with the heart folder from the "Love Language" A2 set. The cute little "Hey Cutie" sentiment is from C.C. Designs Sugarplums sentiments. The pattern paper i used is from a retired paper pack from ctmh. Well, I'm off to go start Emily's birthday dinner. I hope you enjoy the card, i had so much fun making it and i Thank You for stopping by! Have a Great Evening!!
Recipe: Little Lovins-Little Woman-Stamp Oasis, sentiment-sugarplums sentiments-C.C.Designs, heart embossing folder-cuttlebug, dp-retired-ctmh, scallop punch and circle punches-SU!, prismacolor pencils and gamsol, gellyroll glitterpens.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Hi There! ATS had a new digi download release along with all the other new releases on Monday, this one called Cupid Sweetpea and Tiger. Totally adorable!! I decided to use Cupid Sweetpea in conjunction with Amy R's friday sketch #43. The word "Love" is from the new AmyR Stamp set "Love Sentiments" The pattern paper is Perfect Day from ctmh. Well, i'm off to take my girls to the dentist (YIKES!) I hope you all have a wonderful day!! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Love gives us a fairy tale

Hi there!! Have you been able to stop by All That Scraps and check out the new releases yet? Today I used AmyRStamps set "Wedding". For this card i cut out all my circles using my nestabilites and stamped my high heel shoe, then glitterized(?) it for sparkle. I stamped my sentiment in the large circle and with my crystal blue ink i stamped the carriage right over it, giving the whole card a cinderella theme. I love the way this card turned out!! I hope you get a chance to stop by and see the new releases they are too cute, you'll love them. Thanks for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL day. Till tomorrow!!
Recipe: Wedding set -Amy R Stamps, carriage-Imaginisce , dp-magnolia, white organdy ribbon-ctmh, crystal blue ink-ctmh, circle nestabilities

Sunday, January 4, 2009


IT'S HERE IT'S HERE!! The ATS release of all the new C.C.Designs stamp sets is tonight! I have made a card with one of the new sets being released tonight from Cookie Crumbs called Snow Friends. If you love snowmen this is going to be a must have set. I paper pieced my snowman and added some glitter on his hands and bottom for sparkle. The polar bear has white fun flock to make him furry can't really tell by the picture though, real cool IRL. (click on picture to see better view) I used my distresser and ran it across the panels and card to give it a little bit of a rugged look, other than that everything else is pretty basic. Don't forget to check out the ATS blog for the Guest Designer Monday Spotlight!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Wonderful day!!!


Recipe: snow friends-C.C.Designs, pattern paper-creative basics Evensong-ctmh, White fun flock, glitter, circle nestabilities

Be My "Mane" Squeeze

Hi There, Today i am showing an older C.C. Designs set Luv Ya Lots. but one that i think is equally adorable! Who couldn't fall in love with this sweet little lion? Now don't forget all the new releases become available tomorrow at 10 pm EST. at All That Scraps. Be sure to check out the ATS blog to ooooh and ahhhh over the Design Teams peaks at another new set, sooo cute, and to enter the giveaway!! See ya tomorrow, and Thank You so much for visiting.


Recipe: Luv Ya Lots stamp set -C.C.Designs, dp-, cardstock sunflower-ctmh, Kraft cardstock-SU!, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, Exclusive Inks Sunflower marker-ctmh

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Sweet as can be-Scrapbook page

Hi there, I have had some of my friends who know i scrapbook ask me why i don't post any of my pages. Honestly it's because lately i have been procrastinating and haven't made any. I did however make a couple awhile back and never posted them, so i decided to show this one since it uses the C.C.Designs Sweet Treats sets from All That Scraps. I hope you like it. And if you love bear don't forget to visit the All That Scraps Blog, The Design Team is showing some fabulous peeks at a new set available Monday the 5th with two new friends, you will love it. You will also have a chance to win this set. remember: you can't win if you don't try! See you tomorrow, have a GREAT day!!!


Close up of bear and sentiment in the Sweet Treats set.

Friday, January 2, 2009

C.C.Designs Digi-download Invitations

Today I have another Digi download to show you, only this time instead of shrinking her i blew her up! My little girl Emily is turning 5 this month so I get to make her invitations again this year. Eventually i know i will be hearing the dreaded words "mom can't i buy my invitations this year" (sniff sniff) anyway, i used C.C. Designs digi download Angels Everywhere. All i did was when i went to print i left it at full page and i got a jumbo Angel. When i cut her out i left off her wings and halo, and i got this cute little girl. I colored her in with my chalks and added a little bow in her hair. For the announcement i printed it on the computer, matted it onto my sweet leaf cardstock, cut it out and adhered to her hand. I also added a little in the corner and attached to the bottom of her hair so it would stay better.

Well, thats all i have to show for today. Be sure to check out the All That Scraps blog for sneak peaks of the new sets "Snow Friends" by Cookie Crumbs and "Wedding" and "Love sentiments" by Amy R Stamps available on Monday the 5th. Be sure to visit their blogs to enter their giveaways. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009


What a way to start out the New Year!!! I am SOOOOO EXCITED to announce that i am the JANUARY GUEST DESIGNER for ALL THAT SCRAPS!!! WooHoo!! Way Too Happy I was about to burst having to hold this announcement in for so long, but I have had a permanent smile on my face since the day i received the email from Amy. You can read all about it here. It is such an honor to be Guest Designer seeing as how All That Scraps has been my favorite online store since i started blogging in August. Thank You Amy and Christine!!

So, being as this is my first day as Guest Designer (love how that sounds) i have an All That Scraps DT challenge card to show you. The challenge was to use snowflakes in your card without using Christmas paper. The image i used for this card is non other than C.C.Designs Winter Bear set. aren't they adorable? The paper is from Martha Stewart's playful blue paper pad. I punched out my snowflakes with Martha Stewarts Alpine and Aspen paper punches. The designer brad i used is a new accessory from CTMH. Now i encourage you all to go to the All That Scraps blog and check out my announcement (YAY!!!) it is also the January preview of Amy R stamps Wedding and Love Sentiments. The Design Team has done an absolutely Fabulous job with their sneak peaks, you must take a look. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a WONDERFUL day!!!

Recipe: Winter Bear-C.C.Designs, dp-playful blue paper pad-Martha Stewart, Cardstock-sweet leaf and chocolate-ctmh, snowflake punches-alpine and aspen-Martha Stewart, Chocolate organdy ribbon-ctmh, designer brad-ctmh, clear sparkles-ctmh, prisma glitter-ctmh, chunky white glitter-SU!, prismacolor pencils and gamsol, sentiment-computer font