Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Hello Friends, Today i have another cutie patootie from the C.C. Designs spring kit. I made this card for my daughter's best friend. When i showed my daughter the card the first words out of her mouth were "OMGosh she looks just like her!" so i was pretty thrilled about that, at the time i was making it i didn't really think about it but she really does look like her lol. For this card, i stamped the tree stump on my panel, colored and cut out emma and pop dotted her to the stump. added some mini roses, pearls, and a butterly brad embellishment and done. I love the springy feel this card has, i soooo want spring to come!! :0) Well, that's all i have for today, thank you so much for taking the time to visit!! :0)
Supplies used:
Emma stamp~C.C. Designs spring kit,
tree stump~Whiff of Joy stamps
birthday sentiment~birthday sentiments AmyRstamps, C.C. Designs
dp~veranda creative basics-CTMH
mini roses~prima
branch punch~ Martha Stewart
Lg and scallop punch~SU!
Metal butterfly brad~??
fabulous challenges i entered my card into:
Totally Gorjuss~ flower power
Lexi's Creations~ Anything goes
Jacksonbelle Tuesday challenge~anything with flowers
Crafty Creations~cut it out & pop it up
Flutterby Wednesday~ use a butterfly, angel or fairy
Belli challenge~ butterflies or dragonflies
Inky Impressions~ Think spring
your next stamp~spring colors
Paper Jewels~cute & girly
Artful Inkables~Naughty or nice
Rachel :0)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Daisy and Dylan Preview Day at CDS

***2nd post of the day please scroll down for the TCC challenge card thank you!!

Hello Again, I hope you are all enjoying your Friday! Today i am previewing two new stamp sets from the Louby Loo Creations line over at Clear Dollar Stamps. They are the Daisy and Dylan stamp sets and they will be available March 1st at Clear Dollar Stamps. Take a peek at these absolutely precious sets.

The Daisy set:

I used the Daisy set and created this cute little box (tutorial found here) When i saw this set i didn't stand a chance, i knew i just had to have it. Perfect for all those cutesy, girly, cards or projects don't you think?

My daughter Emily is soooo girly girl and she loves to carry all these little things around with her, so i thought i'd make her this cute little box to put all her "treasures" as she says, in.

Here are all the stamps you will receive. A nice variety and sooo cute!!

Now if you're saying, hey what about the boys? Take a look at this handsome cutie and all his friends.
The Dylan Set:
This is the Dylan set, I used this set to make a matchbook card. I stamped the stone wall on the flap and pop dotted Dylan to the front of the card. i then added his pet frog and had the snail climbing up the wall. to close my card i just tuck the stone wall flap underneath Dylan's legs and wahla!

Here is the inside of the card, i added his cute little spider buddie to the inside, couldn't leave him out could i?

Here is a close up of Dylan's spider buddy, and below is a look at the full set.

Well, that's it for the preview, remember these sets will be available Starting Monday March 1st. at Clear Dollar Stamps. I Thank You so much for stopping by and visiting and i hope you have a Wonderful Day!!! :0) Hugs to you all!! :0)

Rachel :0)

Lillies for Mom

Happy Friday Everyone!! Wow these weeks are just flying by aren't they? It's time again for another Feature Friday Challenge over at The Character Cafe. This is my off week so i get to cruise blog land and enter some fabulous challenges using my Character Cafe creation. This week i chose to use the Lillies digi image. This image is so much fun to work with.I printed out two digi images, heat set, and started coloring one of the lillie images with my copics. the other digi image i just colored the four petals on the left lillie, cut them out and adhered to the top of my finished lillie image. I tried to bend the petals just a little to give them dimension. I then added my glitter to give them some sparkle and then put my card together. Not a whole lot going on here, but i really liked the end result.

These are the fabulous challenges i entered my Lillies card into:
Treehouse Stamps~ Time to Bling it on
Cute Card Thursday~Ribbon-Tastic
PaperPlay Challenge~For a Mother
C.R.A.F.T~ recipe-ribbon and sparkle
Secret Crafter~Mother's Day
Flourishes~use flowers
Jacksonbelle challenge~Anything with flowers
Magical Crafts~Something for Mum
Digital Tuesday~A card for Mum
Totally Stampalicious~glitter/bling
Well, that's it for now. be sure to visit The Character Cafe blog for this week's new challenge details and some fabulous creations some of the DT has to show you.
Rachel :0)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CHRIS OLSEN Digital Delights Guest Designer

Happy Thursday Friends,
Today i'm so EXCITED to announce our New Guest Designer at Digital Delights, CHRIS OLSEN of Twinkles Glow with Stamps. I know most of you all out there in blogland know and follow her blog, but if you don't, she makes the most Beautiful creations and you definately need to pay her a visit. You can see the beautiful card she made for Digital Delights, here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sweet Friend

Hello Friends, I hope you are all having a fabulous day!! I am sooo EXCITED, i got my new spring kit from C.C.Designs and i finally had a chance to play with them. For this card i not only used this precious sitting emma, but i also used stamps from other C.C. Designs sets. I used my scallop and circle nestabilities to cut the mat and inside panel. i stamped my bench onto the white panel, then stamped some grass around the bench. I sponged my panel with green and blue ink to give the sky and ground some separation. i stamped and colored and cut out Emma and my birdie and pop dotted them onto the bench. i used my oval punch to cut out my sentiment and used my Lg oval punch to cut the glitter paper to mat my sentiment onto. added a ribbon and done. I made this card for a very sweet friend, and i hope she enjoys it. Well, that's all i have for today, i thank you so much for visiting and hope you enjoy your day!!! :0)

Challenges i entered my card into:
Crafty Creations~ cut it out, pop it up
Inky Impressions~ Think Spring
Die Cuts R Us~ not so Valentine using valentine leftovers
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp~ Use your punches
Stamp Something~ touch of Spring
Supplies used:
Stamps: Spring kit, Olivia's birdies, Sugarplum park bench, Sugar plum scenery set, Friends sentiment set (AmyRstamps)~C.C.Designs
Nestabilities: spellbinders round and round scallop
dp: scraps from stash
Glitter paper: LSS
punches: small & lg oval from SU!
accessories: organdy ribbon, pop dots,

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday and some new Easter "Just Because" images

Happy Tuesday!
Just a quick reminder that today is Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Deanne is showing how to use your digi images on fabric. Also, Wendy has put up some fun new "Just Because" Easter images at the digi store. Here's a look at Barnaby paints an egg. Be sure to visit the digi shop for a look at the rest, best part they are digi's no waiting period so now's your chance to get a head start on those Easter creations!!! Go check them out! :0)

I hope to be back later with another creation, see you soon!!
Rachel :0)

Monday, February 22, 2010

It's a Girl Thing

Hello, i hope you all had a wonderful weekend :0) today i would like to share a card with you using shopping Anya from the Greeting farm. is she not fabulous? I paper pieced her socks, shirt, and headband. I must say it's been quite awhile since i paper pieced an image and it was alot of fun. I mainly made this card for the Cooking it up with Katie Challenge #11 which is a recipe, *something girly, paper piecing, and use 2 designer papers* Katie also has a DT call out, if you are interested you can find all the details here. Well, that's all i have for today i thank you so much for visiting!! :0)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lara Ladybug

Hello, are you all enjoying your Saturday. Today i have another cutie to show you. This is the Lara ladybug, one of the new "Just Because" images available at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Don't those eyes just make your heart melt?

Be sure to visit the Digital Delights digi shop for more adorable images like this one. We just had our new release on Thursday so there's lots for you to look at. Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. Talk to you soon!!
Rachel :o)
challenges i entered Lara into:
Cute Card Thursday~metal mania (wire for antenna)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feature Friday Challenge with TCC

YaY It's Friday!!! and that means a new Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe. Are you ready to play along? This week's challenge is a recipe:
1 digi image
3 papers
5 embellishments

I must say, i tend to have alot of trouble with recipe challenges. i'm so used to grabbing whatever i want when i make a card that i don't really pay attention to how much paper and embellishments i use, so it's hard for me to be told how much of what to use, but that's the whole idea of a challenge right? it's not supposed to be easy.
Okay well enough of my ramblings, for my card i used the ever so adorable Precious Emmy, i just love this image. Can you believe i actually made Emmy a blonde? I don't think i have ever colored any of my images with blonde hair, mainly because i try to relate them to my girls who are all brown haired so i thought it was time for a change. To tell you the truth i really like it. i'm going to have to do it more often.
Okay well i'm being longwinded today and i don't know why, so if your still with me i appreciate it, if not i don't blame you. I do hope you will join us for this challenge. You have until midnight Thursday Feb. 25th to link your creation to Mr. Linky Here. for more details on the prize for this challenge be sure to visit The Character Cafe website. Can't wait to see what you create!!
Have a Fabulous Weekend!!
For more inspiration on this challenge be sure to visit these fabulous ladies:
For more inspiration on TCC images be sure to visit the TCC DT located on my sidebar!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Precious Emmy into:
Flutterby Wednesday~ butterfly,fairy, or Angel + hearts
papertake weekly~Gingham or checks

New Releases and a new sketch challenge are Here!!!

Hello friends, today's the day for February's Fabulous New Releases from Digital Delights by Louby Loo. Wendy has outdone herself with some great new images available today at the Digital Delights shop, these are some perfect images for you cardmakers AND Scrapbookers so be sure to go take a look. It's also time for a new sketch challenge happening at Delightful Sketches. Here is a look at the fabulous new sketch and my take on it:

For my card i used the beautiful Carmen image and also the Hola sentiment. I used lots of bright colors, i thought it would give her a more spanish dancer feel. Of coarse in my picture you can't tell but there is alot of sparkle going on all over her dress. I used my glitter gel pens on the flowers, her dress, and earrings. looks so pretty IRL.

We also have an Amazing sponsor for this challenge, Stamp Happens, and they have generously offered this wonderful stamp set to the winner. They have a wide variety of wonderful items for you to look at, you'll definately want to pay them a visit.

Well, that's all i have to show you today. I thank you for stopping by and visiting. I hope you'll join us and give this sketch a try.
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Carmen into:
Crafty Angels challenge~Fantastic flowers
Stamp Something~something Cute
Dare U2 Digi Stamp~ Use your punches

Monday, February 15, 2010

Scrappy Sunday at PaperCraft Planet

Happy Monday!! Just a couple quick announcements, this week Wendy of Digital Delights is hosting this weeks Scrappy Sunday at PaperCraft Planet. all you scrappers out there may want to head on down there and give this fabulous sketch a shot. If you're new to scrapbooking, this sketch looks like a perfect one to get you started!!

Wendy is also sponsoring this sketch with a gift certificate to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Store. she has some beautiful images there that will work perfectly for scrapbooking all those precious memories. some new "Just Because" images have just been added also so go by and check those out!!

Tomorrow is another Tuesday Tutorial with Tammy. Be sure to stop by the Digital Delights blog to see what fabulous tutorial she has to show us.


Rachel :0)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hello friends, hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine's Day! just thought i would post a couple of goodie bags i made. for these treat bags i used this week's Tek Tuesday Tutorial over at The Character Cafe.
Have you seen Wendy's adorable ladybug images at the Digital Delights store? The minute i laid eyes on them i fell in love!!! so of coarse i just had to use this Larry Ladybug topper for my treat bag.
I made the sign using my computer. I'm always calling my girls my little lovebugs which is why i think i love ladybugs so much, so i thought this worked out perfectly.

I also made another treat bag that i thought might work for a boy, don't know if i accomplished that. I tried not to use too girly of colors but i don't know, are these still too girly? anyways, i used the Be My Valentine- Carl set from Stamps and Smiles. I just think he's adorable!!

I cut out the box of chocolates and the flowers and pop dotted them to Carl's hands. I think these treat bags came out super cute and were so fun to make i think i will be making more for Easter.
Well, that's all i have for now, i hope you all have a fabulous day and i thank you for visiting!!
Rachel :0)

fabulous challenges i entered my treat bags into:
PMS Makeup for the weekend challenge~ Treat box or Candy holder
Stamp Something~something cute
Daring Cardmakers~Have a Heart
Stampin for the Weekend~Valentines preparations
Dare U 2 Digi stamp~use your punches (ladybug treat bag)
Die Cuts R us~Love
Everybody Art Challenge~valentine

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Challenge has begun and it's Freebie Friday!!!

**2nd post of the day, please scroll down to see my TCC card and tell me what ya think, Thanks**

Hello Friends, just a quick reminder that the Digital Delights Digi Day Challenge has begun!! (wow say that 5 times fast!!) Be sure to grab your Lovesick Nesbitt freebie challenge image and join in. All the details can be found here!!
It's Freebie Friday today so go to SNR or Papercraft Planet and pick up this cute bear topper before the end of the week. (after that it will be available at the Digi store) Don't forget you still have till Wednesday at Midnight to enter the Love challenge at Delightful Sketches!!

We also have a new Guest Designer today, so head on over to Digital Delights by Louby Loo and take a peek at who it is!!!!

Fun Challenges i entered Nesbitt in:
LaLa Land Crafts~ no designer paper
Have a Great Weekend!!
Rachel :0)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hi Friend!!

Happy Friday my friends!!! Sooo glad the weekend is here are you? Before i start off i would like to announce the Winner of the Benjamin Bunny digi image from last weeks Blog hop, and the winner is.... PATTY!!! Congratulations Patty i will get that image out to you ASAP!!! Thanks for playing!! :) okay now, being Friday i would normally do a post for Feature Friday at The character Cafe, but it's my off week so i got to go browsing through blogland looking for some fun challenges to enter my TCC card into. For my card i used the ever so adorable "Forever Friends" image available at The Character Cafe Digi shop. I found this gorgeous dp at my LSS and couldn't resist using it, i just love the purple and green combo.
The fabulous challenges i found to enter my card into are:
Sweet Stampin~ floral frenzy
Crafty Angels~what's your colour
That's all i have for you today, i thank you for stopping by and visiting. For more fabulous inspiration using TCC images, be sure to visit the TCC DT located on my sidebar and if your looking for a challenge to enter your beautiful creations into be sure to check out the Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe. We'd love for you to play along!!
Have a Great Day!!
Rachel :0)

Tonights the night @ SNR, New Just Because images, Craft Challenge, and don't forget the SALE!!!

(click on this logo on my sidebar & it will take you there)
**We are Sponsoring the Trimmies C.R.A.F.T. CHALLENGE
Winner receives $10.00 Gift Certificate to Digital Delights
Check it out!!
Have you been by Digital Delights and seen the New "Just Because stamps"?
absolutely adorable!!!! wanna see them, click HERE
Don't forget the Limited Time SALE at the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE,
Stock up now!!
Have a Fabulous Day!!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Project Tuesday~Party favor's

Hello friends, Today i took a break from making my last minute valentine goodies and joined in the Project Tuesday challenge at Stamps and Smiles. The challenge this week is party favor's, they are very quick and easy to make and are very cute. you can find the challenge and the tutorial for the party favor's here.

Well that's all that i have for today, thanks for stopping by and visiting. Have a Fabulous Day!!


Rachel :0)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alot is happening at Digital Delights!!!

Hello friends, It's a busy week at Digital Delights, and what better way than to start it all off with a SALE!!!
for a limited time ALL VALENTINE digi images at the DIGITAL DELIGHTS STORE are 30% off!!! remember being digi there's no waiting so you still have plenty of time to use them for those valentine creations your busy making. so go by and grab your favorites today!!!

Don't forget, it's Digi Day at SNR on Thursday come join us for lots of fun, challenges, prizes, and freebies!!!

**It's Tutorial Tuesday and we have a new tutorial artist at Digital Delights, please help me welcome Tammy from Fun Paper Candy. she has a fabulous new tutorial out today so be sure to go take a look. **

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a Great Day!!! :0)


Rachel :0)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sassy White Rabbit

Happy Monday Friends, i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was uneventful and cold, so it was great to just stay home. I did get the chance to make hubby's valentine card though. I chose to use Sassy White Rabbit from Sassy Studio Designs. is she not the sexiest rabbit you've ever seen. WOW!! i colored her with my copics and used my stardust glitter pen to outline her dress and buttons. I added some white Ranger glitter to her ears and the inside of the clock for some sparkle. i added an embossed panel to give the card a little more texture, then added a chipboard heart. I didn't want to add too much seeing as how this is a card for my hubby, if it was up to me there would be ribbon and pearls, the whole nine yards!! LoL! but i think he'll like this. I also sponged the edges of my main panel using the Studio Sunday Tutorial by Jen found here.

I've also entered her into many other fabulous challenge found below. I thank you soooo much for visiting and i hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sassy Thursday Challenge~Red,White, & pink

Cupcake Craft Challenge~red & white

The Pink Elephant~ mushy gushy valentine
papertake Weekly~ Love Actually
Litte Red Wagon~chipboard
ABC Challenge~ N for New (digi & chipboard heart)
Charisma Cards~ I love you
Paper Play~ Love Notes
Dare U 2 digi stamp~ hearts & valentines
Pile It On~ to the one you love
Double Dutch~ Be my Valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges~Be My Valentine
C.R.A.F.T. challenge~Love/Valentine
Rachel :0)

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Release Blog Hop from The Character Cafe

Happy Friday my friends!!! are you ready for some new releases from The character cafe? well i hope so because we have some fabulous new images to show you today! :0) If you are making your way here by way of LOLA'S fabulous blog then you are on the right path. If not i would like to send you here because i know you don't want to miss anything. The image i have to show you today comes in plenty of time to get ready for all those Easter and spring cards. I would like to introduce you to Benjamin Bunny....

Now is he not just the sweetest Easter bunny? I chose some of my leftover spring paper from last year, because hey paper never goes out of style right? at least not at this house. lol~ I embossed my bottom panel, added a chipboard flower with a pink rhinestone center, added my sentiment ~i went with happy spring with this card so now i'm ahead one spring card woohoo! The sketch i used is from this week's Splitcoast Card Sketch.

Well, that's all i have to show you for now so i will send you on your way to the very talented ANGIE C. I'm sure she is eagerly awaiting your arrival. I will leave you with the details for winning prizes below. Have a great day!! :0)

Other challenges i entered Benjamin Bunny into:

Little Red Wagon~ Chipboard

Pile it on~ no more winter colors

cupcake craft challenge~ four legged and furry

Wanna win some prizes?

**Be sure to leave a comment on each DT members blog for a chance to win the image they are showcasing.

**follow if you don't already or sign up at the TCC store

**We are also offering our wonderful hoppers a freebie found here.

** if you create something using a TCC image/or freebie and post to Mr. Linky on the TCC cafe blog you will be entered to win the entire February Release as well as the opportunity to be Guest Designer for the Feb. 19th Feature Friday Challenge.

**You can also leave a comment on the TCC Cafe Blog for the chance to win 4 (Feb) New Release images of your choice.

GOOD LUCK!!! and have a Great Day!!!

Blog Hop order

The Cafe Store (



Rachel ~you're here :0)

Angie C



Angie E





The Cafe Blog (


Rachel :0)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Busy Beauties Boutique New Release Blog Hop!!

**2nd post of the day, please scroll down for the Digital Delights "LOVE" challenge**

Hello my friends are you ready for another Busy Beauties Boutique blog hop? Well i certainly hope you are because we have some Fabulous new images to show you so let's get hoppin'!! If you got here by way of the very talented Kadie, then you are on the right path. If this is your first stop i would ask that you take one hop back and start at the beginning. We are doing things a little differently this month, instead of all of the beauties giving away a free image on their blog there are only 4 Beauties in the hop giving away 3 Busy Beauties images each to one lucky commenter!! Now which beauties are they you ask? there's only one way to make sure you have a chance to win and that's by visiting all the Beauties and leaving them a little love. One lucky Grand Prize winner will win 5 images, but you must visit and leave a comment on all the Beauties blogs to be entered into the drawing. Well, enought of the chit chat i know what your here for and here are my samples
The first card i made is using the Lovestruck Beauty image, isn't she just gorgeous!! The sketch i used is from the ICS (Inspirations Card Sketches) challenge blog that Busy Beauties is sponsoring this week. so there's another way to win more challenges.
The second image i used is from the "we go together" line, and this is "Like fries and ketchup." Don't these fries look yummy? and that cute little heart out of ketchup is just too cute!! of coarse i just had to make a little gifty out of this. I found a cute little french fry template here. printed it out on red cardstock, embossed the front of my box with my hearts embossing folder and added some dp to the back panel of the inside of my box. cut out the images and pop dotted them to my box. I threw in a gift card to my favorite fry place, add some heart chocolates and i think this would make a cute little gift.
Some close ups:

Well, that's all i have for you today!! i hope you enjoyed them, but it's time to send you on your way to my Sweet and talented BB sister Heather. I hope you enjoy the hop and have a very Beautiful Day!!! :0)

Other fabulous challenges i entered my Lovestruck Beauty card into:

Crafty Creations~Wings

flutterby Wednesday~ use a fairy, Angel, or butterfly

ABC challenge~N is for New (new image)

Papertake Weekly ~love actually

Creative Card Crew~ Valentines

Charisma Cards~ I Love you

Paperplay~ Love Notes

Rachel :0)

Blog Hop Order
Rachel~ you're here!!

Shakin' it up at Digital Delights!

Hello Friends, well it's Thursday Thank Goodness! and that means challenge time at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. So here is the new sketch, OOPs!! did i say sketch? well not this week, we have decided to try something new. We are going to be alternating the sketch challenges with other challenges. So to start it all off our next challenge is all about "LOVE". For my sample card i used Petunia Pig, I've had this sentiment in my stamp collection for quite awhile now and thought now was the perfect time and perfect image to use it. Now remember with every challenge you have a chance to become a Guest Designer for Digital Delights. and if that's not enough for you We also have an Awesome sponsor for this challenge, Stamp and Create. The winner will receive a $15.oo gift certificate to their store. well, now it's your turn to show us those fabulous love creations. Be sure to post it to the challenge blog by midnight on Wednesday February 17th. for a chance to win!!!

Awesome challenges i have entered my card into:

Friday Sketchers~sketch

The Pink Elephant~All about Pink

Papertake Weekly~Love actually

Creative Card Crew~Valentines

Lala Land crafts~hearts

Have a Wonderful Day!!!
Rachel :0)