Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hi there friends!!! I hope you all had a great weekend. I know i sure did, although i think i ate more than i should have.~lol. Today i have another image from The Rusty Pickle. I used this cute snowman head and made a tag to go on the candy canes i am making for my daughter's preschool class. for this tag i cut my cardstock 4.5"x2" and scored each end at 3/4" cut an x in the middle of the two ends and slid my candy cane through. very easy. I thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Hope you have a wonderful day!!! Oops! almost forgot, Michelle is also offering a set of Copic Ciao's on The Rusty Pickle blog for her birthday, so be sure to go HERE to get the details.
Rachel :0)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feature Friday #7 Challenge

Hello Friends!!! It's Feature Friday today at The Character Cafe, and today's challenge is hosted by my wonderful DT sister Angie. Angie came up with a fabulous color challenge for us this week.

I chose to use the Tobogganing twosome from The Character Cafe. This is such a fun image to color. I was kind of intimidated by all the detail when i saw it, but i figured i'd give it a shot and i LOVED it!!!
I hope you decide to join us this week, we'd love to see your fabulous creations. just post your image to Mr. linky found here.
For more inspiration, be sure to visit my DT sisters found here:

Have a Fabulous Day!!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sketch time at Delightful Sketches!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! to those of you celebrating Thanksgiving today! and to my friends not celebrating Thanksgiving HAPPY THURSDAY!!! :0) Today we have a new sketch for you at Delightful Sketches.
For my card i used Digital Delights Holly Jolly Bonnie. she is a single image so i added a few more images from Wendy's stamp set, Billy & Maggie's Carolers, that can be found here. Don't forget Digital Delights is having a Thanksgiving Day Sale so be sure to check out all your favorite digital images and get them at a discount.

We also have a sponsor for the Delightful Sketches challenge. One lucky winner will receive 3 wood mounted Riley stamps of the winner's choice. What a fabulous prize!!! For those of you who haven't heard Riley has found a new home, and can be found by visiting here.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving or Thursday :0) my friends. I so appreciate you stopping by today!!!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Did someone say SALE????

Be sure to grab all your favorite images at a great price!!! Lots of Christmas images available for all those Christmas cards on your list. Have a Great time shopping!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Image Release from The Rusty Pickle Digital Delights and a chance to WIN!!

***Edited to add**** The Winners of the two images i used for the sneak peeks are: HEATHER and DOLCREATIONS. Congratulations ladies!!!

Hello Friends, I'm happy to announce that this week is the First Big Release of The Rusty Pickle Digital image store. Michelle will be releasing her new baby images, and i have the pleasure of showing you sneak peeks of two of them. My first card was made using the baby shoes image. I printed out the shoes colored them and cut them apart so that i could add a foam dot to one of the shoes to give it dimension and placed it over the other shoe. I added some small flat back pearls to the knot in the middle of the shoe lace. I love this image for shower invitations, party favors, or for those of you who hate to color either glitter these shoes up or color with your stardust glitter pen or heck even leave them plain white and they would make a wonderful Christening card.

For my second sneak peek i have a cute little baby carriage to show you. Since i already did a card for a girl i wanted to show this card used for a baby boy. I made this card pretty simple, not too much frills and froo froo since it's for a boy but I did add a ribbon because i didn't want to make it too masculine. Now you have a chance to win one of these two images just by leaving a comment on my blog and by following the Rusty Pickle digi blog/store here. on Wed. evening i will draw two names from my comments and there will be one winner for the shoes and one for the baby carriage. So be sure to check back sometime wednesday evening to see if you've won!

We also have a GRAND PRIZE, all the new releases plus 3 digi's of their choice from The Rusty Pickles Digi Store. There is also a runner up who will receive all the new releases. to be entered into the drawing, you must visit and comment on all the DT blog posts of the New Baby releases for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the RP blog/store, and become a follower of the store if you are not already. If you missed any of the sneak peeks from yesterday here is a list of the Rusty Pickle Digital Delights DT:
Be sure to visit The Rusty Pickle Digi store as Michelle already has some fabulous images ready to purchase and will be adding new images ever so often. I hope you enjoy the sneak peeks and have a Wonderful Day!! :0)
Rachel :0)
Supplies used:
Baby shoes:
baby shoes digi image~The Rusty Pickle Digital Delights store
d'vine swirls and hearts embossing folders~CB
white flat back pearls~ctmh
rhinestone flower~cthm
oval punches~SU!
top note big shot die cut~SU!
Baby Carriage~
digi image ~RP digi store
dp~Martha Stewart
blue rhinestones~walmart
antique brads~making memories
oval punches~SU!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Precious Emmy

Hi There!! Wow, it's been a while since i posted. I apologize for that, i've been trying to get some projects done before the Thanksgiving holiday, since i doubt i will have much time to craft. but i've got lots to show, just can't as of yet. I do however have a card i made using Precious Emmy from The Character Cafe. I'm using her for two challenges, the first is Flutterby Wednesday at Danni's Dreams, in addition to butterflies and fairies she has added Angels for the holidays which makes me happy because i LOVE Angels. So Thank You Danni. The other challenge is none other than The Character Cafe's Feature Friday challenge. This week we have a sketch from Guest Designer Maria Bell. I love Maria's sketches, and i needed a sketch so......, Well, that's all i have for today. Don't forget to stop by The Character Cafe for more inspiration, the DT has more fabulous creations to show you. I thank you for stopping by and visiting. Have a Wonderful weekend!!!
Rachel :0)

Supplies used:
digital stamp Precious Emmy~ The Character Cafe
Love Sentiment~ AmyR'stamps~C.C.Designs
dp~ Ctmh
hearts embossing folder~ Cuttlebug
Glitter~ Ranger
Dew Drops~Robin's nest
Circle punches~ SU!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's a Celebration!

Digital Delights by Louby Loo is celebrating 200 followers on our groups with a free Nesbit Thank You digi. Come by SNR Card Universe or PaperCraft Planet and pick yours up today.


Rachel :0)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Happy Freezin' Season!!

Good Morning my friends! I am having such a blast with the winter images, can you tell. This Adorable skating snowball is from Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather just released some CUTE snowman images and instead of having a blog hop she did something a little different, her daughter Hannah made up this fabulous sketch and also added in a challenge of using the colors red, pink, and yellow. I mean how can i not enter Heather and Hannah's first challenges. so here is what i came up with. i did rotate the sketch and i added my sentiment. i just thought it went so well. I glittered my snowball, and for the trim around his hat and gloves i used red fun flock. for the trim on her gloves i used polar white flowersoft. i used liquid glass on the ice she is skating on to give it that glaze look. I also glittered up the snowflakes with red glitter, gotta have my sparkle. I hope you enjoy her, and thank you so much for visiting. Have a Great Day!!!

In addition to this challenge i also entered it in these challenges:
Crafty Creations~Snow Creations
Cute Card Thursday~Glitter me silly
Digital Tuesday~ Holiday Wishes


Rachel :0)
supplies used:
snow buddie on ice~Fresh Brewed Designs
dp~Jingle Creative basics~Ctmh
sentiment~ Cookie Crumbs~C.C.Designs
snowflake and swiss dots embossing folders~cuttlebug
snowflakes~martha stewart punch
red & white glitter~martha stewart
white flat back pearls~ Ctmh
liquid glass
white polar flowersoft
red fun flock
white sugar coated brads~ Doodlebug

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Rusty Pickle Image

Hello, Today i am so Excited to show you a new image from The Rusty Pickle. The image i'm using today is Lazy Day Snowman and is just one of the adorably cute images Michelle has to offer. You can't tell in my pictures very well Ugh!, but i sparkled this little cutie up with glitter and added some polar white flowersoft on the rim of his hat. (you can click on photos for a better look). I would also like to say that i am Very Excited that i have been asked to design for The Rusty Pickle. Thank You So Much!!! :0) So be ready to see more Great images soon!! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a Fabulous Weekend.
Rachel :0)

Supplies used:
digital image~The Rusty Pickle
dp~Creative Basics Jingle pack~Ctmh
cardstock~Tulip and Juniper~Ctmh
glitter~Martha Stewart
Polar White flower soft
Snowflake embossing folder~cuttlebug
white flat back pearls~Ctmh
satin ribbon~stash

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Feature Friday #6~ 3D Challenge

WOOHOO today is Friday thank goodness!! :0) that also means today is the Feature Friday challenge at The Character Cafe. This week is a 3D challenge hosted by my fabulously talented DT sister Heather. She has challenged us to make a 3 piece gift set and at least one of those pieces has to be 3D. I chose to make a Desk Organizer using the Dayzee image and made with a My Timeless Template from Lauren Meader called From the Desk of. I also made matching items to put into the organizer, didn't want to give anyone an empty desk organizer. I altered a small spiral notebook from the $ store, added some matching paper inside the pen, altered a couple of large clips to use to clip papers or use as bookmarks, and last but not least the birthday card. I hope you enjoy them and i hope they inspire you to get started on some homemade gifts for the holidays, if you haven't started already. For more inspiration, visit the rest of the DT joining in on this week's challenge Deanne, Diane, Piali and Angela. There will be at least one 3D item if that's what you're looking for to get those gears turning. The rest of the DT not joining us in this week's challenge will also have some wonderful creations on their blogs today so be sure to pay them a visit. Here's a look at all the items included in the Desk Organizer Gift Set:

Here are the DT links:










Have a Wonderful Day!!!


Rachel :0)

Cappuccino Pippin

Hello again! Just wanted to post my card of Cappaccino Pippin, this week's Freebie Friday image. Today is the last day to get him free from our SNR Card Universe or PaperCraft Planet groups. After today, pippin will be available at the digi shop. You all have a great day! Hope to see you tonight at our Digi day event at SNR. 7-8pm CST.

It's time for NEW RELEASES!!!

Hello Friends, Here it is, the full card from yesterday's sneak peek. yep, you guessed it a cute little gingerbread boy and the fabulous gingerbread house. These are only two of the New Releases at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. To see all of the New Releases and more inspiration from the rest of the DT go to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo website. We also have a fabulous new sketch for you to try out and Our sponsor for sketch is non other than the fabulous Greeting Farm. They have generously donated the Christmas Sweeties stamp set to the winner of this challenge. You have until Wednesday Nov. 25th to get your entry in and have a chance to win this great prize. Have a fabulous day!!!

Rachel :0)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Digital Delights Cookie Exchange at SNR

Hello my friends,

Just a reminder that we have our very first digi days at SNR Card Universe tomorrow. Be sure to grab your favorite sweet treat recipe and join us. All the details can be found on this post. We also have our challenge going on, you still have time to grab your gingerbread digi from our SNR group and participate!! Hope to see you there!


Rachel :0)

Digital Delights Sneak Peek

Hello Friends, It's that time again, New Releases for Digital Delights. Today is the final day of sneak peeks and here is mine. Any guesses? be sure to come back tomorrow for the reveal of the full card and new image. To see more sneak peeks visit the Digital Delights website. Have a wonderful Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ATS Wednesday Challenge

Hello friends, Today i participated in the ATS Wednesday Challenge. This week's challenge was to used an older set we haven't used in awhile. So i used one of the very first sets i bought from ATS. This set from C.C.Designs is Lucky's Christmas Wish. I totally fell in love with Lucky when i first saw him. I hope you enjoy him and i Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Have a Wonderful day!!
Rachel :0)

Do you love tutorials?

Hi friends,
It's Tuesday which means more fabulous Tutorials!! just click on the banners below to get started. Have a Great Day!!! :0)

Rachel :0)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge

Hello Friends,Hope you all had a Wonderful Weekend. Today i was able to join in with the Pollycraft Monday Challenge~ No Cards allowed. I made this notebook for my BFF's daughter awhile back and never got to post it. So as luck would have it i get to post it now. I used the Cherry Kisses~Attitude digi image, some paper from DCWV and a notebook from the dollar store. very easy and boy did she love it, which makes me very happy!! :0) Well, thanks for stopping by and visiting i hope to see you soon!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Freebie Friday!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!!! Don't forget to pick up today's Digital Delights Freebie Friday image Cappuccino Pippin. This adorable image can be found at our SNR Card Universe group or our PaperCraft Planet group. Have a Fabulous Weekend!!

Rachel :0)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Character Cafe November Release and blog hop!!

Welcome friends, it's a new month and you know what that means, yep, New Releases!! The Character Cafe is Releasing their Fabulous November images and we are celebrating with a blog hop. Now if you have joined me today by way of Fink's blog you are on the right path, if not you will want to start here. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the wonderful creations the girls have brought you plus the chance to win the Full November Release. To be entered into the Grand Prize Giveaway you must:

* Comment on all blogs and become a follower (if not already)
* if you post about the blog hop on your blog or elsewhere please let us know and you will be given an extra entry.
*Be sure to grab your free image when you reach the end of the hop at The Character Cafe blog.
* All drawings will be made and posted on Wed. Nov. 11th, so be sure to check back and see if you are a winner!!
As you're visiting be sure to comment on all the DT members blogs for the chance to win the image they have used to make their creation. The image you have a chance to win on my blog is IZZY the ELF. now how adorable is Izzy? My husband enjoyed Izzy, he said Izzy reminds him of the Whos on the Grinch that Stole Christmas. ~lol. I used Izzy with the gifts for my card. i added some white fun flock on his little elf shoes. i pop dotted the bows on the gifts to give the gifts some dimension and colored them with glitter pens. i added lots of sparkle to my snowflake by using Martha steward glitter. The mat in the back of Izzy is made using C.C. Designs Cosmo glitter paper for lots of shimmer and i embossed it with the snowflake embossing folder from cuttlebug. I also used Izzy alone as a tag. I enlarged her quite a bit and added a santa hat to her using Christmas Scamp's hat from last month's releases. I used polar white flowersoft on her hat and around her shoes. I stamped to and from on her shirt and placed a glittery candy cane in her hand. ( for a closer look, click on photos) I really enjoyed making this tag i think she looks soooo festive and would make a cute accessory to any Christmas gift don't you think? Well that's all i have for today, so i will send you on your way to the ever so talented Diane. I thank you so much for joining in our blog hop today and leave you with this coupon code "Remember" for 40% off your order at The Character Cafe shop (coupon code expires Friday 13th at noon.) HAPPY HOPPING & SHOPPING!!
Rachel :0)

In case you hit a snag i have listed the DT members blogs in blog hop order:
RACHEL~ you are here!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

We're having a PARTY and YOU'RE INVITED!!!

Hello Friends, Digital Delights is hosting it's first Digi Days at SNR Card Universe and we want to invite YOU!! We are having a HOLIDAY COOKIE EXCHANGE November 12th, from 7-8p.m. (CST). Be sure to bring your favorite sweet treat recipe to share and let's party it up!! Everyone who attends will be given a free surprise digi image at the end of the party!! Leading up to the party we are having a challenge starting 11/4 and ending midnight 11/13 (CST) So head on over to SNR Card Universe and pick up your image for the challenge. You can make whatever you wish as long as you use the image given. Upload your entry into the SNR gallery and tag it -cookiedelights09 and you have a chance to win this fabulous prize. All the November Releases from Digital Delights and some extra goodies too!! We are going to have a GREAT TIME, I hope to see you there!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Hello again! Today is Tutorial Tuesday at Digital Delights, so if you are need of a great tutorial be sure to go check out Deanne's Mini pizza box with cards tutorial you won't want to miss out.

Digital Delights is also sponsoring the Cuttlebug Challenge blogspot, Today they have a copic tutorial by our own talented team member Cindy Royal! Join in and you could win an exclusive unreleased image from Digital Delights. So be sure to head on over there for all the details!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Love gives us a Fairy Tale

Hello Friends, hope you all had a wonderful weekend! :0) My 2 little princesses and my kitty kat had a fabulous time Trick~or~Treating, my goodness the candy they brought home will last till next Halloween. LOL~ anyway onto the card, Today i am showing a card made with a sweet little princess from Pixie Dust Studio. I LOVE princess images, of coarse with three girls i was bound to right? So you may see quite a few princess creations showing up on my blog. I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch, the papers i used are Perfect Day from Ctmh, I cut out my mat with the circles nestabilities and for the white inside mat and the mat for my sentiment i used C.C.Designs Cosmo Glitter paper for added shimmer. I also embossed my inside circle mat with the Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. I added one of my favorite embellishements to my card which is the

flatback pearls. i also added some small ones to her ears for earrings. added another favorite embellishement~ribbon and my sentiment from AmyR's Wedding Stamps, also from C.C. Designs. I sure hope you enjoy her because i had so much fun making this card. Thank you so much for stopping by, i Love to have you visit.
Rachel :0)

Fabulous Challenges i entered my card into:
Mojo Monday sketch challenge
LaLa Land Crafts challenge~ribbon
Cuttlebug Challenge ~ My favorite... (princesses)