Sunday, March 28, 2010

Preview for CDS~ 50's Kids

Hello Friends,
April 1st is New Release Day at Clear Dollar Stamps and i'm Excited to show you a preview of one of those fabulous sets.
I made my card using the soon to be released 50's Kids set by Wendy Hall of Louby Lou Creations. Now how adorable are they? When i saw this set i immediately thought of the Route 66 paper pack from Ctmh that i've been hoarding for quite awhile. So i got it out and here's what i came up with. below is the full set, you may notice the Route 66 sign i used on my card is not part of the set. It is one of the new digital images that will be available on April 1st at Digital Delights.

This Route 66 digi image is only one of many images that will be available at the Digital Delights store and will go perfectly with the new 50's Kids set. Be sure to visit the store on April 1st for a look at the rest of the images.

Hope you enjoyed this preview, and for more inspiration using these fabulous images you must visit these wonderful ladies:
They have made some gorgeous creations, that i know you won't want to miss.
Have a Great Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Just Because Images

Hello there! Are you all enjoying your weekend?

Today i have a cute little gal to show you. This little cutie is one of the "Just Because" images at Digital Delights. I did something a little different and made a card in the shape of an egg instead of my regular square card. I used the fabulous image Easter Egg Girl image and the Happy Easter scroll sentiment. This fabulous paper i got is from DCWV and the flowers all have glitter and shimmer to them, as always my fabulous camera skills could not capture the sparkle.

Well, i'm off to go do some weekend chores. I thank you for stopping by and visiting. See you soon!


Rachel :0)

Fabulous challenges i have entered this cutie into:

Daring Cardmaker's~Easter Eggs

Dare U 2 Digistamp~Easter

Fussy & Fancy~ Easter

Kaboodle Doodles~ shaped card

Stamp with Fun~Easter

ABC Design Blog~Spring is in full bloom

Digital Tuesday~Happy Spring

Simon Says Stamp~Easter or Spring & some Glimmer

charisma cardz~Spring has sprung

Paperplay challenge~Easter


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Feature Friday with The Character Cafe

Happy Friday Everyone!!
It's Feature Friday at The Character Cafe, and that means a new Challenge for you this week. This week's challenge host, Our Fabulous Angie E has chosen:
For this challenge i used the AB Bundle image from The Character Cafe and made a little treat bag cover, using the tutorial found Here. they are very simple to make and would be perfect for a baby shower or depending on the image you choose any occasion really.
the inside consists of a little cellophane bag holding any kind of treat you wish to use. below is a picture of what the treat bag looks like standing on it's own.

Well, that's it for today, I sure hope you join us for our challenge this week. you can find all the details and the fabulous prize at The Character Cafe blog. Lola, Billie, Diane, Deanne and Angie have all made "Anything but a card" creations so be sure to go pay them a visit. The rest of the DT Angie C., Fink, Heather, Sara, and Piali have also made creations using TCC images and joined various challenges around blogland, so go take a look, i know you won't be disappointed.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!!
Rachel :0)
Fabulous Challenges i entered my treat bag into:
Pals Paper Arts~Anything but a card
CCEE stampers~Inspiration challenge
Stampin B's~ purple, green & yellow

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

girly girl SMG box

Hello Friends,
I'm so glad to be back in the blogging world with all of you. Last week was spring break for the kiddos so we took the girls out of town for a little time away and some fun. We also got them a new jungle gym so over the weekend we spent all our time getting that built, then the girls had their parent teacher conferences today so needless to say my crafting time was put on hold. but, i do have this cute little box i made before all the craziness started and thought it was time i posted something so here goes...
I made another one of these cute little boxes that i found on Maria Bell's blog. I used this cute little Sock Monkey Girl that i found at Bugaboo Stamps.

well, things should be returning to normal starting tomorrow so i 'm hoping to get back some more of my crafting time. I thank you for coming by and visiting and hope to see you soon!!


Rachel :0)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Boots

Happy Friday Everyone!!

Well what do you know it's another birthday card!! the majority of my cards are birthday cards, with three girls in school my little ones are forever bringing home invitations at the spur of the moment, so i figure you can never have too many birthday cards right?
Well today i have this cute little kitty to show you from The Character Cafe, this is Boots the cat and he is available here at The Character Cafe digi shop. with this set you get the same boots image with different 5 sentiments and one blank for adding your own sentiment for 2.50, can you believe that!! so be sure to check out the Character Cafe shop for more fabulous images like this one.
Today is also Feature Friday at The Character Cafe. There is a new color challenge this week you will definately want to check it out! That's all i have for you today, i thank you for coming by and visiting. For more inspiration with The Character Cafe images, be sure to check out the rest of the DT. I'm sure they'd love a visit from you. Have a Great Weekend!!
Rachel :0)

Challenges i entered Boots into: Kaboodle Doodles with a birthday theme, Pixie Dust Studio challenge with the power of 3, Artful Inkables challenge is Birthday card or project.
The fabulous Character Cafe DT:

New Releases and a new sketch at Digital Delights

Happy New Release Day Everyone!!
I hope you are ready for some fabulous new images today at Digital Delights. Of coarse you are, who doesn't love new images right? and what's even better is we have a new sketch challenge for you today at Delightful Sketches.

Today i used the new Easter Egg Briley image with the new sketch. She is absolutely adorable isn't she? I know i say that every release but just look at her! :0)

Isn't she just perfect for those wonderful Easter cards for the kiddo's? If you haven't seen all the adorable Easter images Wendy has added to the shop, you must go take a look. Have you stopped at the Digital Delights website? the DT has some Amazing creations to show you using the March New Release images.

As always, for this challenge we have a Wonderful Sponsor "Stamp Happens". For a look at the fantastic prize you can win click here. and don't forget during every challenge one lucky person will be picked to be Guest Designer, so grab your favorite image and join us for our sketch challenge. I can't wait to see what you create! :0)

Challenges i entered Briley into:

Spoonfull of Sugar~Easter

The Pink Elephant~ Spring


Rachel :0)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New releases tomorrow at Digital Delights

Hello my friends, it's so good to be back!!
Just a reminder that tomorrow we are having our March Release at Digital Delights. So be sure to join us tomorrow for a look at the what the DT did with these fabulous images and also to play along with our new sketch at Delightful Sketches.
Rachel :0)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Digital Delights Digi Day "Show us your Green" Challenge Still going on

Hi there! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. just a little reminder that the Digital Delights March Digi Day "Show us your Green" Challenge is still going on at SNR. For those of you that participate and post your green creation to the gallery at SNR you will receive this little cutie "Sweetie Pea" as a freebie. Your creation must use a Digital Delights image. You can find all the details on this challenge here.
Thank you for stopping by and visiting. My girlies are on spring break and we are taking them out of town to go have some fun so I will see you all next week!! :0)
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Sweetie pea into:
Jacksonbelle Embellishments challenge~sketch
Pixie Cottage~the color green
Fussy and Fancy~ green
Inky Impressions~think green

A Special Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Saturday Friends! :0)

I know you don't usually see Digital Delights cards on a Saturday but today is a very special day.
Our fine and fearless leader (and artist of all of our Delightful images) is having a Birthday!!! Yes Wendy is another year older, but of course doesn't look it ;)
So to celebrate, the Design Team has pulled out all the stops and each of us has made her a card to show how much she means to all of us :)
We'd love you to see them all so we've made a little route for you to HOP, HOP, HOP along!
When you get to the end you will be at Wendy's blog where you can wish her a Happy Birthday too!
The blogs with cards go in this order (if you get lost along the way)
Lisa F
Rachel YOU ARE HERE! Hi :0)
Lisa V
Wendy, the Birthday girl so be sure you wish her well!

Happy Birthday Wendy!!!

May you be SPOILED like crazy today!! :0)

Now that you've seen my card, HOP along to Anne and see what she has for Wendy and then follow along to see them all!
Have a wonderful Saturday and be sure to wish Wendy a Very Happy Birthday when you get to her blog at the end of the line.

I thank you for joining us for our special Birthday blog hop and i hope you all have a Fantastic Weekend!! See you soon!

Rachel :0)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

TCCFF#15 Challenge

Happy Friday My Friends!!
Are you ready for a new Feature Friday Challenge with The Character Cafe? I certainly hope so because we have a fabulous sketch this week from our very own talented Deanne.

For this challenge i used the Piper n Prince image from The Character Cafe shop. (click on card for a close up) she was an absolute dream to color. I used my new spellbinders tags that i received as a gift from my hubby for my birthday yesterday. He's such a sweetie. he knows exactly what i like. for the brown panel i embossed it with the Holly ribbons embossing folder i purchased during Christmas time. I use it for everything, it's gorgeous.
My sentiment is one i printed out on my computer, and i added a couple small pearls next to it. The dp i chose to use on my card is from a beautiful paper pack from Ctmh. I added a flower embellishment up top and some small gem flowers on the bottom and i think it finished the card off beautifully.

Well, that's going to do it for me today, i hope you will play along with us this week. I can't wait to see what you come up with. To find all the details for this week's challenge and to see the Beautiful creations the DT who participated in this sketch challenge made, be sure to check out The Character Cafe blog here. for more inspiration using TCC images please visit the fabulous TCC DT listed on my sidebar.

Have a fabulous Day!!


Rachel :0)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gone Fishing

Happy Wednesday my friends!!!
Today i have a card i made using the this great sketch from Treehouse Stamps. I did however rotate it seeing as how i can never just leave sketches the way they came. I used this fabulous turtle image from Bugaboo stamps. I just adore their images. they are so easy to work with. The fish in the circle and my sentiment are from fishing sets i purchased from CTMH. I embossed one side of my card with the mosaic embossing folder to try to give it the same look of the turtles shell. The fabulous dp i used is also from Ctmh. I added some black twine instead of ribbon(which i love) to kind of mimic the fishing line on the rod.
I do want to take this time to give a big THANK YOU to all my wonderful friends who have sent birthday wishes to me today. I am so blessed to have such fabulous friends in my life!! big HUGS to you all!!
I hope you have a Wonderful Day!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Digital Delights Digi Day at SNR, New LOWER PRICES, Tutorial Tuesday

Good Morning friends,
Are you ready to join us for our March Digi Day happening at SNR?

Come join us for our "Show us your Green Challenge" this Thursday.

Don't forget to check out the Store for our latest release "Digital Delights in Wonderland" if you haven't already. ALL digi's have new lower prices!!!

We also have out Tutorial Tuesday with Deanne going on right now, you don't want to miss the fabulous tutorial she has to show you. You can find here tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Fabulous Day!!!


Rachel :0)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Birthday Card

Happy Monday!!!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today i have another birthday card to show you. I made this one for a little boy in my daughter's preschool class. I got this stamp set a longggg time ago from Stampin Up! and i think this is only the second time i've used it. Hopefully with the girls in school now i will be able to use it more often, we'll see.

Thank you so much for stopping by, i love when you do. Have a Fabulous Day!!

Rachel :0)
Fabulous challenges i entered my card into:
Kaboodle Doodles~Happy birthday
Die Cut Dreams~ No flowers allowed
Sweet Stampin~something for a child

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thank you

Hello Friends,
Today i'm showing you a card i made for my Dearest Sweetest best friend. She is having a birthday dinner for me tonight so i thought i would make her a card to Thank her.

For her card i used the oh so sweet April from C.C.Designs. The fabulous sketch i used came from Anne at The Pixie Cottage challenge #10. I colored her with my copics and used some of the beautiful roses from Prima. I am so loving those roses. I matted my image using the classic and scallop oval nestabilities and i sponged the inside of my oval to give it some color. I made my border using my Martha stewart lace border punch and crimper. i stamped my Thank you sentiment and used my small and lg oval punch to mat it. I finished it off using Basic grey and Ctmh pearls. Well, that's all i have to show for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting!! Have a Fabulous Day!
Rachel :0)
fabulous challenges i entered April into:
Stamp Something~something girly

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My 24 Carrot Friend

Happy Saturday to you all!!! Hope your enjoying your weekend so far. This week i joined in Inktegrity's Hump Day Inspiration #1 and for my card i used this adorable bunny image also from Inktegrity.

I just love Easter Images all the bunnies and chickies, i have boat loads of bunny images so needless to say when i saw this cutie i just had to add him to my arsenal. I used some of my new springy We Are Memory Keepers paper i got from my LSS. I just love it! I also used this sentiment i found in one of my Easter sets from C.C. Designs that i bought last year and never used.
That's all i have for today, I'm off to take my little one to a birthday party so i thank you so much for visiting me today and have a fabulous Day!!!
Fabulous challenges i entered my bunny friend into:
Digital Tuesday~ Scallops
Rachel :0)

Friday, March 5, 2010

Digital Delights goes to Wonderland

***2nd post today, please scroll down for the TCC blog hop*** :0)
Hello Again,
Well today's the day for the new Alice and Wonderland movie and Digital Delights has made the journey to Wonderland!!

Today i used Sydney (the white Rabbit) and the Circular clock images on my card. you can purchase the images separately or as a set. You can find them all here at the Digital Delights store.

And if you love the Digital Delights in Wonderland images then we have a special freebie that you definately don't want to miss. It can be found at our Paper Craft Planet or SNR groups.

Be sure to visit the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog and take a look at the fabulous Creations the Delightful Divas have come up with using these Spectacular images!!!

Have a great time in Wonderland and i will see you soon!!


Rachel :0)

challenges i entered my card into:

oh Alice!~sketch

Fussy & fancy~movies

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March New Release Blog Hop


Are you ready for the March New Release blog hop with The Character Cafe? I sure hope so because Kendra & Kelly have brought us some Fabulous new images this month, and we can't wait to show you what we've done with them. Now if you are just joining us please start HERE to begin the hop.

Okay now is she not absolutely precious? I would like to introduce you to Fairy Jocelyn. Just gotta love that little face! This image comes in a set of four, the image stays the same but you will receive 4 different sentiments:

Happy Birthday, Voila, Make a Wish, and one blank to add your own sentiment.

Now as with all of our hops you do have a chance to win this adorable image. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and next Friday i will use Random.Org to choose a winner. Of coarse as you are hopping along you will want to leave some love at each of my DT sisters posts as well for a chance to win the image they are showcasing. For those of you that leave a message at all the blogs you will be given a chance to win the entire March release and be asked to be a Guest Designer for any or all of the Feature Fridays this month!! and that's not all, if you create something using a TCC image and link it to Mr. Linky you will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store + a chance to become Guest Designer for any or all the Feature Fridays this month. so lots of chances to win! :0) Don't have a TCC image? not to worry there is a freebie at The Character Cafe blog at the end of the hop.

Okay well i best let you go so you can go see the Amazing creation Fink has to show you. I hope you enjoyed your time here and have a Fabulous Hop!! :0)


Rachel :0)


***2nd post, please scroll down for the DD theme challenge***
Hello again my friends,
Welcome & THANK YOU for joining the Busy Beauties today! If you are arriving here from Carmen's fabulous blog you are hopping right along. To start at the beginning, please visit Carolyn’s blog.
We are super excited to introduce a new set of images (available for purchase on Saturday, March 6) and also share some news! Coming Soon...The BUSY BEAUTIES BLOG! We are hoping to have all the kinks worked out and launch the blog next month, but we just couldn’t contain our excitement and want to get our feet wet now with OUR FIRST EVER BUSY BEAUTIES CHALLENGE! Our theme is “GO GREEN!” and the challenge is to use GREEN as the predominate color on your card/project. The challenge is open from now through WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH (St. Patrick’s Day)! BBB images are of course encouraged & preferred, but not required for this one. Since our official blog is not yet ready, Catherine will be hosting the challenge on her blog, where you can find all the nitty-gritty details and link your creations. (She's the last stop of the hop, so just keep bopping along.) And since this is our premier challenge, there is a tangible prize package for the winner:
The PRIZE includes: Basic Grey Origins 6x6 pad; 4 yards of American Crafts satin ribbon, 1 yard of May Arts striped twill ribbon, 1 jar of Shimmerz.

For my Go Green creation i used the New Shamrock'd Beauty image. I used my glitter pens to give my beauty and her gold lots of sparkle and of coarse with my rockin camera skills you can't see any of it!!! Ugh!!

I don't really give out St. Patrick's Day cards so i made a small box and filled it with, what else, chocolate coins! I tell ya i barely took the picture before my girls snatched up all the coins and took off.

As always, we also have HOP PRIZES! There will be winners chosen from the comments left on certain DT blogs, but it's a secret which blogs we'll draw from! The prize for these winners is their choice of 3 Free BBB Images! There will also be a GRAND PRIZE of 5 Free BBB Images (winner's choice) drawn from the hoppers who leave comments on *all* the DT blogs. So be sure to leave some love all along the way! Blog Hop Winners will be announced Friday night on Carolyn's blog.

Your next stop is The Fabulously Talented Grace, Enjoy the show and we can't wait to see your GO GREEN Challenge creations!

Rachel :0)

Green Challenges i've entered Shamrock Beauty into:

Bugaboo stamps~Catch a bug challenge~ who needs green

Cute Card Thursday~ Lucky Green

Pile It On~ Lucky me

The Pink Elephant~ add green

Penny's challenge~Green for St. Patty's Day

Inky Impressions~ think green

Are you ready for a DELIGHTFUL Challenge?

Hello Friends,

It's time for another challenge at Delightful Sketches & Challenges, and our theme for the next two weeks is all about KIDS.

For this challenge i used the ever so cute Beach Bonnie. I so wish i was out laying in the nice warm sun like Bonnie, don't you? I'm entering my card into the Daring Cardmaker's challenge since the theme is "Here comes the Sun". and the sketch that i used is from the Little Paper Shop Challenge blog. So now it's your turn to show us those awesome kid creations. For all the challenge details and to see the DT's amazing creations be sure to visit the Delightful Sketches & Challenges blog. Can't wait to come visit you!

Have a Great Day!!!



Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Pixie Cottage DT Call

Hello Friends,
Just a quick post to let you all know that The Pixie Cottage is having a DT call. There are quite a few positions available as they are looking for a Senior and Junior DT, a Tutorial Artist, Sketch Artist, and someone who specializes in Scrapbook Art. Does this sound interesting to you? If so, and you'd like to take a look at what it's all about be sure to pop on over to The Pixie Cottage, you can find all the details here.
Have a Fabulous Day!!
Rachel :0)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dylan and Daisy sets Now Available at CDS!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!! Well today's the day these Adorable Dylan and Daisy sets are available at Clear Dollar Stamps!! Be sure to pick yours up today. You can take a look at all of Wendy's clear stamp sets here.

Have a Fabulous Day!!!
Rachel :o)