Sunday, January 31, 2010

Another CDS preview~Jungle Buddies

Welcome friends, today i am thrilled to show you a preview of another clear stamp set from Louby Loo Creations. This is the fabulous "Jungle Buddies" set that will be available tomorrow February 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps.
This is one of my personal favorites as we love to take my girls to the Zoo, so i have loads of zoo pictures to scrapbook and these cuties work perfectly!! On my card i used 3 stamps out of the set, but there's a wonderful assortment of images and sentiments to this set.

Now remember this set will be available Tomorrow at Clear Dollar Stamps. for more inspirational pieces using the Jungle Buddies set be sure to visit the fabulous ladies below.
Creations by Louby Loo DT
I hope you will join me again tomorrow for another card using the Jungle Buddies set. I hope you're having an Awesome Weekend!!! see you tomorrow!
Rachel :0)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Preview, just because images, and we are sponsoring...

hello friends, just stopping by to post a couple of things happening this weekend. February previews have begun at Clear Dollar Stamps and Wendy ~Creations by Louby Loo has two new sets coming out. Now how cute is this set?!! This is Praying Children and will be available at Clear Dollar Stamps on Feb. 1st. Check out the Digital Delights blog to see some fabulous cards the girls made using this set. they did an awesome job!!

Wendy has also added some new "Just Because" digital images to the site, if you'd like to take a look you can find them Here. and last but definately not least Digital Delights is sponsoring the challenge over at Stamp Something. The Prize is a $10.00 gift certificate to the Digital Delights Store. How great is that!! So head on over and take a look.

Well that's all for me today, be sure to come by tomorrow for a look at another preview set by Louby Loo Creations!! Till tomorrow :0)


Rachel :0)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

U Stole My Heart!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Are you all ready for the weekend? i know i sure am! It's been wet and rainy here for the past two days, such great crafting weather. This week is my off week for The Character Cafe Challenge, so i started searching for challenges and came across a fabulous sketch from Truly Scrumptious. I am also entering my card into the allsorts challenge which is Hearts and flowers and Dare U 2 Digi stamp~hearts/valentine.I used the ever so adorable Robbie Raccoon one of the new valentine release images available at The Character Cafe store for my card. Now if you are searching blogland for an Awesome challenge don't forget this week's sketch challenge from the ever so talented fink, at The Character Cafe. for more wonderful inspiration with TCC images, check out what the rest of the TCC DT has to show you. their links are located on my sidebar. Well, that's going to do it for me. I hope you all have a fun weekend! :0)
Rachel :0)

Guest Designer for Digital Delights

Hello Friends!! Today we have a new Guest Designer at Digital Delights, Please help me welcome Chelsea!!!

Be sure to go by the Digital Delights blog and see the Awesome Ridley card Chelsea made. To see more of her Gorgeous creations you can visit her blog at Crafting Life's Pieces. Have a Great Day!!!


Rachel :0)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tart & Tangy Tuesday Color Challenge

Hello Friends! Welcome to Tart & Tangy Tuesday with The Rusty Pickle's Digital Delights. We are going to be starting something new this week. Every tuesday one of the DT members will be issuing some kind of Challenge. Our first challenge is brought to you by Heather and she is issuing a color challenge. She used Stampin Up! colors Cameo Coral, Bashful Blue, and Celery Green.

Now i didn't have those exact colors so i chose to use some that were pretty close and you are all more than welcome to do the same. by playing along you have a chance to win some fantastic images. just be sure to post a comment on The Rusty Pickle's DD blog under the challenge post, with a link to your creation so we may go take a look at your fabulous work. The wonderful sketch i chose to use for my card is Ger's sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This adorable turtle image that i used can be found on The Rusty Pickle's DD blog along with many many more. The DT have played along with the color challenge and have some wonderful creations to show you, I'm sure they would love for you to pay them a visit. Thanks for stopping by and visiting today! :0) I hope to see you soon!!!









Rachel :0)

Monday, January 25, 2010

My Winner for the DD blog hop is......

crafterGM!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!! I will be emailing Valentine Bonnie out to you shortly!!
Thanks so much to all of our hoppers for joining us in our very first DD Blog Hop!!! we couldn't do it without you!! Don't forget to check out the Digital Delights blog for the Grand Prize Winner, it could be YOU!!!
Rachel :0)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Hi There friends!! Hope you are all enjoying what's left of the weekend. I'm heading out to my nephew's birthday party later this afternoon so i made him this card. I used the ever so handsome Chillin Randy from the Busy Beauties Boutique and his best friend is a stamp from the Billy & Maggie Carolers set, part of the Louby Lou Creations line sold at Clear Dollar Stamps.

The sketch i used is sketch #48 from this week's Card Patterns Challenge. I did flip it on its side to fit my image. This was an awesome sketch to work with, Thank you Tracy! I did enter my card into more awesome challenges found here:
Charisma Cardz: fruity colors
Sassy Susie: Card for a boy/added option of an animal
Well that's all i have for today! Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
Rachel :0)

Friday, January 22, 2010

TCC's Feature Friday Challenge with Guest Designer Lauren Meader!!

Happy Friday Everyone!! We have a special treat today for our Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe. Today we have Guest Designer Lauren Meader, I'm sure most of you know she is the creator of the most fabulous templates at MyTime Made Easy. For this week's challenge we are using one of Lauren's templates, the Cutesy Cover, that can be found here. It's a free template so we invite you all to play along with this week's challenge and show us what you all come up with. For my cutesy cover i used January's New TCC image Puppy Love. are they not the cutest canine's you've ever seen? I turned the cover over on it's side to give it a little purse feel.On the back i added the adorable sentiment that comes with this image. It's a very cute and fun template, i hope you will give this challenge a try. Don't own any TCC images? that's okay you can use one of our freebies found here.

***This challenge is open until next Thurs. at 10 pm EST. so be sure to add your creation to Mr. Linky at The Character Cafe by then. The winner of this challenge will receive our New Valentine Release (3 fabulous new images), a 15% off coupon to The Character Cafe Store, a winner's badge for their blog and be featured on The Character Cafe website with a link to their blog/gallery. Be sure to check out the rest of the talented TCC DT blogs for more inspiration using the Cutesy Cover. You can find them below. I thank you so much for stopping by, Have a Great Weekend!!! :0)
Fabulous Challenges i have entered puppy love into:
Kaboodle Doodles~anything but a card
Crafty Creations~ Valentines or Love
Creative Belli Challenge~ hearts
Pals Paper Arts~ anything but a card

Rachel :0)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Digital Delight's very first blog hop and new sketch challenge

Happy Thursday Friends, I'm sooo Excited to Welcome you to Digital Delights by Louby Lou's very first Blog Hop!!! If you have come from Nicole's fabulous blog you are on the right trail. if this is your first stop i would like to send you to the first stop of the hop which is the Digital Delights blog. Trust me you do not want to miss any of these fabulous ladies creations. Each image being shown today is from the January New Release. plus, there is a chance you could win the image they are showcasing for you. There is also a chance to win the Grand Prize (Entire January New Release set-details below) The image i have for you today is Valentine Bonnie, how adorable is she??? I used the new sketch #15 from Delightful Sketches. It's a fabulous sketch, i hope you play along, we'd love to see what you come up with. We also have an AWESOME sponsor for this challenge, Paper Maniac is offering a 40.00 gift certificate to their store, is that Great or what?? they are also offering you 10% off one entire order thru Feb. 18th. How generous is that!! just use code: Paper10. They will also be holding their very own blog hop Jan. 30th, you can find complete details by visiting their site HERE. Well that's all i have to share with you today, i will be sending you on your way to the very talented Rosalien for another fabulous new release image. Below are the details for winning prizes and the blog hop list in case you happen to get lost or hit a snag. I thank you so much for joining me today and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the Valentine Bonnie image ( i will post the winner on my blog on Jan. 25th~check back it could be you)
Rachel :0)
Winning images:
** you have until Midnight Jan. 24th to leave all comments***
** Leave a comment on DT members post for a chance to win the image they are showcasing for the blog hop.
** to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE you MUST leave a comment on EACH DT members post and also on the DIGITAL DELIGHTS blog. Then on Jan. 25th one Lucky Random winner will walk away with the Entire January Release. It's that simple :0)
Blog hop order:
Rachel~ you are here :0)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Warm and Cozy

Hello Friends, Boy is it cold here, now not as cold as some of you out there, but cold enough for me. So since it's cold outside it put me in the mood to make another winter card. My sweet friend Heather at Fresh Brewed designs is having a blog hop today thru Friday and is introducing her new Hannah Belle images. There's lots of images to be won. You can go here to find out all the details and play along. I used Heather's sketch she has posted on her blog Heather's coffee break, and used one of her older images, this cute little Warm & Cozy penguin. I never made a card out of him during the Christmas season so i figured now's my chance. I really enjoyed making this card the sketch was so fun to use, i'm sure i will be using it again. I also entered this card in the Little Red Wagon Challenge. The challenge this week is snowflakes and just by participating you have a chance to win a fun giveaway they are having, Isn't that cool!! I am also entering it in the fabulous Saturday Spotlight Challenge where the theme is Snowflakes gone wild!! Love that title!! Well, that's all i have for today, Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Digital Delights very first blog hop!! thanks so much for visiting, i love when you do. Have a Great day!!! :0)
Rachel :0)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tart & Tangy Tuesday

Hi there! Welcome to Tart & Tangy Tuesday with The Rusty Pickle's digital delights DT. Every tuesday the DT will be showing a project using a RPdd image. This cute little ducky image i chose to use is one of the freebie's from The Rusty Pickle's digital delights blog. You can find this image and many more fabulous images here. The wonderful sketch i used for my card is from The Pink Elephant challenge. the DT have made some fabulous creations using Rusty Pickle dd images and would love for you to take a look. Have a Wonderful Day and thanks for visiting!!
Other fabulous challenges i entered this card into:
Papertake Weekly~ pretty pink papertake
Spoon full of sugar~ lots of layering
Rachel :0)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Digital Delights will be hopping on Thursday!!

Happy Monday my friends!! Just letting you all know about Digital Delights very first blog hop that will be held on Thursday Jan.21st. we will be showcasing all the New January Releases along with a new Delightful Sketch challenge. There will be lots of chances to win new images including a chance to win the full January Release set. so mark your calendars for JAN. 21st and come Join us in all the fun!!!
Rachel :0)

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's a Wiggie!

Happy Friday my friends!!! Before i get to my card i would first like to announce the winner of my blog image from the TCC blog hop, and the winner is..... grandmalee!!! Congratulations!! Now, have you ever seen a Wiggie? How cute is he? or she? Well this is just one image from a new release set, the Wiggies, from The Character Cafe. I love the cute little sentiment that also comes with this set. I can just picture these little guys in a multitude of colors. for more inspiration with The Character Cafe images be sure to visit my TCC DT sisters blogs today. you can find them on my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by and i hope you all have a Great weekend!!! I entered my wiggie in these great Challenges...

2 Red Bananas~ think round~create something with curves
Little Red Wagon~ Polka dots
Rachel :0)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Healthy Hannah Journal

Hello friends, Well today's the day for Digital Delights Healthy digi night at SNR. I made an exercise journal using Healthy Hannah (you still have a chance to grab her at SNR) for the digi challenge. I made her a little more patriotic and i have no idea why, but i think she looks okay. she would also make cute little girl cards, so i'm gonna have to give that a try. i have entered my Healthy hannah journal into the Kaboodle Doodles challenge ~anything but a card. This challenge is being sponsored by Digital Delights this week, you have a chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate. Well i hope to see you tonight at SNR. Have a Great Day!!!


Rachel :0)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Introducing Toby the Cat

Hello Again!! Now i don't know about you but i think this little guy is wayyy tooo adorable, what do you think? I'd like to introduce you to a new loveable face at Digital Delights, his name is Toby. Toby the Cat is available for purchase at the Digital Delights Digi shop. Wendy has decided to do something a little different this year, she will be adding a few new imags to the digi shop without waiting for a release or a sneak peek. So that means be sure to check out the Digital Delights digi shop often, as you never know what new images will be popping up there. Thanks for stopping by for a visit, i love it when you do!!! :0)

Challenges i entered Toby into:

Mojo Monday~ Sketch
Digital Tuesday ~ emboss it (top panel)
My Time to Craft ~ Cool Cats!

Have a GREAT Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Good Morning Friends, I just wanted to make a quick post to remind you Digital Delights is having a Healthy Digi Day tomorrow Jan. 14th, at 7:00-8:00p.m. (CST) at SNR. We have a challenge for you going on for a chance to win the entire set of January New Releases. So if you haven't already, go to snr and grab Healthy Hannah, make and post your fabulous creation to the SNR gallery by midnight Jan. 15th (CST) that's all it takes. can't wait to see what you create. you can find complete details HERE.
Have a FABULOUS Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Digital Delights by Louby Loo Website and New DT Member!!!

Hello my friends, Today i would like to announce the Grand opening of Digital Delights by Louby Loo's new website!!! if you haven't already been by you must go take a look. I would also like to take this time to Welcome our New DT Member, NICOLE ANDERSON!! We are sooo thrilled to have her on our team. she has a fabulous blog, you must go take a look!! :0)
Don't forget today is Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights and Deanne has a fabulous Desk Organizer tutorial to share with you.
We are also sponsoring a couple of wonderful challenges, A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR and EVERYBODY ART CHALLENGE. Grab your favorite images and play along for a chance to win a Gift Certificate to The Digital Delights by Louby Loo digi store. Thanks so much for stopping by and Have a Great Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

TCC New Image Release Blog Hop

Hello my crafty friends, Welcome to The Character Cafe New Release Blog Hop. Can you stand it, more new releases of Fabulous images? I love it!!! Did you hop here from Meredith's blog? if so you are on the right track, if this is your first visit, might i direct you to the TCC store to start from the beginning. remember the more blogs you visit and comment the more chances you have to win images. Okay well enough of the chit chat i know what you came to see. My image for the hop is "Oh Lolly Lolly". I don't know about you all, but i just think these little guys are cuties. The minute i saw his lollipop i knew that would be my inspiration. So i grabbed a popsicle stick from one of my scrapbook kits and made the image into a lollipop, added some curling ribbon (love this stuff) and a bow and of coarse i needed bright fun glittery dp, and my card was done. I think this would make a fun card for Valentine's day or add a birthday sentiment and it would make a fun birthday card. Well, that's all i have for you today, i hope you enjoyed it. I am now sending you on your way to Deanne's blog. Below i have th blog hop details and a list of the Blog order in case you hit a snag. Oh and before i forget here is my letter for the discount code: "n" Have a great time hopping!! :0)

Blog hop details:

1. each DT member will pick a commenter from their blog to win the image used for their project.
2. Grand Prize will be 4 images from the New Release: (Wiggies, Oh Lolly Lolly, Puppy Love, and Calvin)
3. The code you collect at the end of the blog hop is good for a 30% discount at The Cafe Store. code good till the morning of Jan. 15th.
4. To qualify for the Grand Prize you must comment on all the blogs and then at the Cafe blog leave a comment telling us what kind of cards you make the most. (birthday, sympathy, thank you etc.)
Rachel :0)
Blog hop order
Rachel~you're here! :0)

Busy Beauties Boutique New Release Blog Hop

**2nd post of the day please scroll down for more eye candy, Thank you!!**
*******The comment winner for my blog is JEANETTE (Forest Ranger) Congratulations*****

Good morning Friends, I'm so glad you are joining us today for the Busy Beauties Boutique blog hop. Our very own Carolyn and Thomas have outdone themselves this month, as they do every month, with some fabulous new images. I hope you made your way here from Annita's blog, but if not you may want to start at the beginning with Barbara's blog as to not miss any of the wonderful prizes being given out. Now without further ado i would like to introduce you to miss Sweet as Pie, isn't she fabulous? I just love the way she's dressed. and those eyes, too cute! I can see her being added to a handmade dessert recipe card. hmm. I had so much fun coloring her. The image and cutie pie wording in my circle was done using justrite stamps.

There is also a new line of images being added called "We go together like..." and i decided to use the beer & pretzels image. go figure, LoL. I printed my image twice so i could cut out the pretzel and pop dot it to my main image to give it dimension. I also added some liquid applique to the foam on the beer, so this image has lots of texture. instead of using this image for valentines day i chose to add "Happy Anniversary" to it just as another option.
Well, that's all i have for now. I hope you enjoyed them, now it's time to send you on to Kadie's blog, as i'm sure she is anxiously awaiting your arrival. Below are the details for prizes and the blog hop order list in case you hit a snag along the way. Now off you go, Happy Hopping!! :0)
Blog hop details:
** blog hop will run throughout the weekend. winners will be selected on Sunday night Jan.10th.
* there will be one Grand Prize Winner of 3 digi images of her/his choice.
* one winner from each blog to win an image of her/his choice.
* an added prize will be awarded to one person who leaves a comment on each blog, that person will either be able to choose 5 images from the store or join us in our February New Release Blog Hop, in which case he/she will receive all the images for that particular release.
Blog hop order:
Rachel :0)

It's Sketch time with Digital Delights by Louby Loo!

Hello my friends, are you ready for the first Delightful Sketch of 2010? Well wait no longer, This week's sketch is Sketch #14 at Delightful Sketches and we have a fabulous New Sponsor, The Cutting Cafe. The winner of this challenge will be able to pick any 3 sets of their choice. How Awesome is that!! For my card i used the Little Red Riding Hood image from Digital Delights. I printed the sentiment from the computer and to give my card a little spin i used this image as a lunch invitation. so now it's your turn. grab your favorite image and join us. We can't wait to see what you create!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hey There Cupcake!

Hi there friends, Today i am excited to show you a new image called with a cherry on top from the Busy Beauties Boutique. This week they are sponsoring the fabulous Crafty Creations challenge. The challenge this week is Black and white and a splash of color. For more inspiration with the Busy Beauties Boutique images pop on over to the crafty creations blog and take a look at the DT's wonderful creations. Be sure to stop by again tomorrow as The Busy Beauties DT will be having a blog hop, you definately don't want to miss that! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!
Rachel :0)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Flutter by Wednesday #90

Hello Friends, I hope you all had a Wonderful holiday!! I know i sure did. I had all my girls and my husband home for 2 straight weeks, i thought i'd go nuts, but it was sooo nice. Today i'm posting a card that never got posted and am using it for The Flutter by Wednesday Challenge this week. The Angel image i used is Angel Emmeline from The Character Cafe. As always, i Thank You so much for stopping by and visiting. Have a Wonderful Night!!
Rachel :0)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you have a WONDERFUL 2010!!
Hugs to you all!!
Rachel :0)
fabulous challenges i entered:
Sunday Sketch & Stamp~ Barb's sketch
Pile it on~ Anything digital
Cupcake Craft Challenge~ A time for celebration
My Time to Craft~ anything goes
Digital Tuesday~ Winter Dazzling Diamonds
Crafty Creations~ Glitter & Bling
PaperPlay Challenge~ New Beginnings
Daring Cardmakers~ New Beginnings
Stampin for the Weekend~ Here's to New Beginnings
c.s.~ Aspen level 2 paper pkt.~Ctmh