Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 3 is just BeWitching

Hello there!!
I hope everyone is having a fabulous day. Well today is day 3 of the Sassy Studio Designs Anniversary relay and isn't this image just BeWitching? I tell ya, i'm having a blast creating with these sassy images. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday, who by the way is celebrating their 2nd birthday!! :0)

Well friends, that's all i have for today. I hope to see you tomorrow for the last day of the Relay.
Have a Wonderful Memorial Day!!
Rachel :0)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Day 2 of the SSD Relay

2nd post of the Day, Please scroll down
Hello again,
Today is day 2 of the Sassy Studio Designs Anniversary Relay, and we were given the Princess Penelope image to use. Isn't she just Gorgeous!! She was so much fun to color. I colored her with my copics and used the stardust glitter pen and tiny clear sparkles to add some shimmer and bling to her dress, headband and jewels.
Close-up of the Gorgeous Princess Penelope

Be sure to check out the Sassy Studio Design shop for more beautiful images like this one.

Challenges i entered Princess Penelope into:

Quixotic Challenge~Emboss it!

Just Us Girls~ Dry Embossing

Rosie D's Challenge~ Fairytales

Everybody Art Challenge~ Fairytale

Have a fabulous day


Rachel :0)

CDS June New Release Preview

Hello my Friends, I sure hope you all are enjoying your weekened and having fabulous weather!! Well let me tell you we are having some major summer weather here and you know what that means, here come the barbeques and picnics woohoo!!
Today i am previewing the newest June release from Louby Loo Creations, Backyard Barbeque, available at Clear Dollar Stamps on June 1st.
Now tell me, is this not the perfect set for all those summer BBQ or picnic cards and scrapbook pages? For my scrapbook page i used images from both the stamp set and digital accessories. Below are all the images available in the set. Omgoodness, how fun is this set?

Backyard Barbeque

We also have some fabulous digital accessories that are perfect for mix and matching with the clear stamp set. These images will also be available on June 1st at the Digital Delights digi shop.

Need a little more inspiration? Check out the Digital Delights blog to see what the rest of the Louby Loo Creations DT did with these fabulous stamps and images.
Have a Marvelous Weekend!!! :0)
Rachel :0)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sassy Studio Relay-Day One

Hello my Friends,
Today's card was made for Day 1 of the Sassy Studio Designs Anniversary Relay in honor of Sassy Studio's 1st Anniversary!! Head on over for a chance to play for some free sassy images. I used Sassy Cassie, the freebie being given on the Sassy Studio blog.


Have a wonderful Day!!


Rachel :0)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Feature Friday at The Character Cafe

Happy Friday!!!
It's challenge time at The Character Cafe and this week's Feature Friday challenge is:
Rhinestones, Ribbon and Red

For this week's challenge i used another image of Suzie (she comes in a set of two). You may remember this adorable little girl with the crazy hair that i just love, from a previous card i made. Well here she is again only this time she's picked some flowers just for you.

I tell ya, isn't she just the cutest!!
I just couldn't keep her to ourselves so i entered her into these great challenges:
Digital Tuesday~ cute people
Stampin for the Weekend~ card/project to make someone smile or cheer up

I sure hope you will join us for another fun challenge. To link your creation visit The Character Cafe blog. You will also find some Wonderful creations by the TCC DT that is sure to inspire you.
or you can visit their blogs listed here:
Hope you all have a Wonderful weekend!!!
Rachel :0)

It's all about TEXTURE at Delightful Sketches and Challenges

Hello my Friends!
Are you ready for another fabulous challenge? Our new challenge over at Delightful Sketches and Challenges is all about

I chose to use my buddy "Patriotic Ridley" (love this adorable raccoon) and the USA sentiment available at the Digital Delights digi store. I wanted to use as much texture as i could so i used my crimper to create the background on my card. I also used some red glitter paper to mat my USA sentiment. I added some glitter to Ridley's hat and used sugar coated doodlbug brads in red, white and blue. I finished it off with some organdy ribbon. The flag that Ridley is holding is a cardstock sticker i found on one of my Fourth of July sticker sheets. I tried to bend it a little to give it a look like it was waving in the air.
Our sponsor for the Texture Challenge is non other than the fabulous Simon Says Stamp!!

I hope you will join us for another fun challenge and be sure to check out the Delightful Sketches Challenge blog to see all the fabulous creations the Delightful Divas made for this challenge. I can't wait to see what you create!!!

Challenges i entered Ridley into:

IC sketches~ Sketch

Inky Impressions Challenge~ recipe

Charisma Cardz challenge~ going round in circles

Cute Card Thursday~ No designer papers

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge~ going round and round

Stampin B's~ Patriotic card

Speedy the Cat's friends challenge~card/project with an animal on it

Stamp,Scrap and Doodle Saturdays~Red,white, &blue

Have a DELIGHTFUL Day!!!!


Rachel :0)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tucker Turtle

Hello My Friends,
WOW! Friday already, can you believe it? It's going by wayyy too fast!!
well today i have a cute little critter to show you from The Character Cafe. I'd like to introduce you to Tucker, he's one of the newly released images. I just love the fact that he has a little sign hanging from his shell. This set comes with one image with a sentiment provided inside the sign and one with the sign left blank. I used the image with a blank sign and added my own sentiment inside. i added some little silver brads to give the sign a more realistic look and pop dotted the bottom to give it some dimension.

A closer look at Tucker, isn't he cute!! The sentiment i used is from one of AmyR's Stamps sentiment sets from CC Designs.

Challenges i entered Tucker into:

Mojo Monday~sketch

Charisma Cardz~3D

Pile it on~photo inspiration

Well, that's all i have for today. Be sure to stop by The Character Cafe and check out this week's new Challenge. For more inspiration using TCC images check out all the fabulous creations my DT sisters have to share with you, you will find their links in my sidebar.

Have a Fabulous Day!!


Rachel :0)

Busy Beauties goes Burtonesque

Good Morning Friends,
Welcome to the Busy Beauties Burtonesque Blog Hop!!!
Not only do we have some marvelously macabre new images to share with
you today, but we also have some fun & funky friends joining us today:
The Burtonesque Dolls! Our new images are inspired by the Tim Burton
classic, "THE CORPSE BRIDE", and BBB illustrator Thomas Goins has
really outdone himself with these amazing images! We thought they
would be right up the Dolls' alley, so we invited them along for the
hop *and* are super excited to announce that Busy Beauties will be
sponsoring their challenge next week!

For my DT sample i used Emily~ the Bride image. Very much Burtonesque don't you think? This image along with some fabulous others are available now at the Busy Beauties Boutique. I used Catherine's fabulous sketch for the Busy Beauties Creation Station's current challenge. I also followed this week's challenge for the Burtonesque Dolls which was to use black flowers and skulls.

Here is the complete list of hop stops for today, and we have prizes
so fab, it's freaky! Be sure to hop along and leave lots of comment
love, because there are TWO Secret Beauties or Dolls along this
Burtonesque inspired hop… and TWO winners will be selected from their
blog comments to receive 5 (yep, FIVE) Busy Beauties images of his/her
choice! So whether you are in the mood to be beauty-ful or get funky,
we've got you covered.




Rachel~that's me














At the end of the hop, the new Busy Beauties Creation Station
is waiting for you. It's a sketch challenge provided by
PaperAddict Catherine, who is a member of both the Busy Beauties and
The Burtonesque Dolls DTs. We hope you'll play along! You have until
11:59 EDT on June 2nd to link your creation at the Creation Station.
In the meantime, we hope you'll have fun hopping and find lots of
other-worldly inspiration! Enjoy the show!


Rachel :0)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Treasure you Always

Hello Everyone,
Today i have another card to show you all using the new Pirate Ahoy stamp set.
For my card i used the treasure chest from the Pirate Ahoy clear stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps and the map from the Pirate Ahoy Digital Accessories from Digital Delights that go perfectly together. Would you like to see more? Check out Lisa V's wonderful creation using this fabulous set and digital accessories.

Click HERE to purchase the Pirate Ahoy Clear Stamp set

The Pirate Ahoy Digital Accessories can be found HERE.
Thanks for coming by, Hope you have a Wonderful Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Retiring Digi Stamp SALE!!

Digital Delights Digi Stamp Retirement Sale!!!
Awww, I hate to see them go but it's time to say Goodbye to some of these wonderful images to make room for some fabulously new images coming in. It also means a great chance for all you Digital Delights fans to get some great images at a spectacular price!!! Be sure to grab your favorites now before they are gone. Click Here to visit our SALE category.


Rachel :0)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

TCC Feature Friday Challenge

Happy Friday Everyone!!
Before i begin i would like to announce the winner of the pond frogs image from last week's blog hop..... and the winner is......... APRIL!!!

Congratulations April please send me your email addy so that your image may be sent to you!!!

It's Feature Friday at The Character Cafe and you know what that means, yep, a new challenge. So are you all ready to:


For my card today i used the ever sooo adorable Suzie image.Isn't she just so stinkin cute!!! I just love that hair!! lol. When my daughter saw her she yelled Mom, she looks like Pinky Dinky Doo (one of her cartoon friends) which made me laugh because she kinda does. so she was pretty excited!! Anyway, the item i recycled was the pretty pink ribbon. It came off of one of my daughters marshmallow lollipops that she received in her Easter basket. I turned the ribbon over so that the little bunny heads and Easter eggs wouldn't show. although you can still see a little of the print on the knot. lol.
So now it's your turn, be sure to post your recycled creation to Mr. Linky on this week's challenge post at The Character Cafe blog for your chance to win a great prize and also a chance at a Custom Designed and Named Digi Stamp. click HERE for challenge details.
Feel you need some more inspiration? be sure to visit my TCC DT sisters' blogs.
Have a Great Weekend!!
Rachel :0)

Digital Delights May Release Images

Are you all ready for some Adorable New Releases?? Well they're here and available Now at the Digital Delights Store. Are these guys just the cutest?? Just when i think they couldn't get any cuter!
Do you remember this cutie from Easter? Well this little fella is back and his name is Bryce. How cute is Bryce driving around in his convertible car. I used the new sketch challenge from Delightful Sketches along with these fabulous papers i found from Imaginisce and thought they would work perfectly, bright and fun, everything i love. Don't forget to visit the Digital Delights blog to see the fabulous creations the rest of the DT did with these adorable images.
We also have a New Sketch Challenge at Delightful Sketches and would love to have you play along.

Our very own Digital Delights will be sponsoring this challenge. One lucky winner will be given a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the Digi Shop and will also receive a free Custom Watermark.

Now before i go i would like to remind you about our SNR digi day Event happening tonight. Hope to see you there!!

Awesome challenges i entered Bryce into:
Spoonfull of sugar~recipe
Dare U 2 digistamp~anything goes
Stampin for the weekend~card for a male
Cute Card Thursday~ for someone special
Treehouse Stamps Challenge~ Masculine theme
Just for Fun~ blue,Green, Orange
Practical Scrappers~ punches
My Time To Craft~ Too Cute
Crazy 4 Challenges~ Boy card
Cupcake Craft~ Buttons

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

May New Release sneak peek

Happy Hump Day Friends!
The New Release Images for May will be available tomorrow at Digital Delights, so i thought i'd give you a little sneak peek today!

I hope you'll stop by again tomorrow to see the rest of my card.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Join us for our SNR Digital Delights Digi Day coming Soon....

Hello Friends,
It's that time again!!!

Our theme this month is Men, so come join us for a challenge, lots of fun, and prizes!!!

visit the Digital Delights blog or our SNR group for complete details. Hope to see you there!


Rachel :0)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

It's a TCC blog hop and we have new DT members

Hello my Friends,
Welcome to The Character Cafe blog hop
after taking a month off we are back with some fabulous new images, a new challenge and some wonderful new DT members. Now if you joined me here by way of Georgia's fabulous blog you are on the right track, if not i would love for your to start at The Character, i know you won't want to miss all the wonderful creations!
Today i used the Pond Frogs image, now how adorable are these little guys! I cut out my little pond frogs and pop dotted them onto squares of blue glitter flocked paper how cool is that, makes them look like they are sitting in sparkling blue pond water.
Of course you will have a chance to win your own set of pond frogs as i will be choosing one random commenter from this post to win these cute little fellas so be sure to leave your comment by 10 pm Thurs.
As with all our blog hops you have a chance to win a grand prize which will be chosen by The winner will receive 4 new release images of their choice and a $5 gift certificate to The Character Cafe store.
Qualifying for the Grand Prize is easy:
1. Comment on all the DT blogs (by doing this you also have a chance of winning their showcase image.)
2. Create something using the freebie provided for a chance to be our June Guest Designer (freebie available this week only)
3. If you are not already a follower of the TCC blog we would love for you to join us, but it is not a requirement to win.
We have also had some fabulous ladies join our DT. I would love to Welcome them to TCC. and to celebrate our new DT we are offering our hoppers 30% off your order ( use code newDT30) code good till midnight Friday. Well that's going to do it for me, I'm sure Deanette is anxiously awaiting your arrival, Enjoy the Hop!!!
Rachel :0)

The Character Cafe ~Starting point


Rachel ~you're here! :0)
Angie E.
Rach "Queenie"
Angie C

The Cafe Blog

Saturday, May 1, 2010

CDS New Releases Available Today

Happy Saturday Everyone!!
Today's the day, All the May Releases are out at Clear Dollar Stamps and that includes this adorable Pirate Ahoy set from Louby Loo Creations. Don't forget you can also purchase the Pirate Ahoy digital accessories that compliment this set perfectly, available today at Digital Delights. So be sure to grab yours today!!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!!
Rachel :0)