Friday, July 30, 2010

You know you're getting old....

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You know you're getting old
When your candles don't fit on your cake!! in my opinion i think the cakes are just becoming too dang small!! lol. This week at The Character Cafe the Feature Friday challenge is to make a ROUND CARD. This week is my turn to join challenges in blogland but i love making round cards so i just had to join in.
The image i used on my card is Candle Quinn a new release image from The Character Cafe. I just think this is the cutest little birthday image. i especially love the sayings this set comes with. Of coarse once again i have used my favorite... BRIGHT COLORS!! can't help it, when i think celebration i think Bright! lol. I actually made this card for one of my Best Friends for his birthday, we love to give each other a hard time and i think he will get a kick out of this card.
I sure hope you decide to join us this week and show us your round cards. You can find all the details on The Character Cafe blog. The TCC DT have all used fabulous TCC images today, you can visit them by clicking their links on my sidebar.
Challenges i entered Quinn into:
Miami Doodles~Anything goes
Have a Great Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Clear Dollar Stamps Prairie Kids Preview

Hello Friends, Today is preview day at Clear Dollar Stamps (links go live Aug. 1st) and i have this adorable card to show you that i made using Louby Loo Creation's August release Prairie Kids. Wendy also has a couple coordinating digi stamps that will be available on August 1st at the Digital Delights digi shop.
See you August 1st!!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Delightful Challenge~ The Great Outdoors recipe

WOOHOO It's that time again!! Time for a new Delightful Challenge and this week's challenge is:
The Great Outdoors RECIPE CHALLENGE:
2 Designer papers and 3 embellishments on your creation
This week i used this scrumptious Ants Picnic image by Digital Delights by Louby Loo. I don't know about you but when i think of a picnic basket lunch i instantly see a red checkered blanket. So i just had to print the image out on my red gingham dp and paper piece it to my image. while looking through my many paper packs i also ran across this dp that had little sprigs of grass, how perfect was that?? for my embellishements i added two mini brads to the basket handles and a cute red bow on top of my little girl ant. My sentiment is one i made off the computer, thought it would work perfectly here.
As always, we have another Fabulous Sponsor~
One lucky player will receive 3 packs of beautiful Posh Pins.
I sure hope you join us in our challenge this week i would love to stop by and see your creation!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, have a Great Day!!
Rachel :0)

Digital Delights Blogiversary Blog Hop & FREE Birthday digi!!!


Welcome Digital Delights Fans!!
I am so super excited to announce the Birthday Blog Hop for Digital Delights BLOGIVERSARY!!

Whoop Whoop

With every party you have to have prizes, gifts, and of course a good ole' game and
the concept of our Blog Hop is a hunt for your favorite Digital Delights Images.

Each DT member has a hidden digi on their blog. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to find that digi and leave a comment on the individual blogs telling where you found it.
One lucky player on each blog will win that hidden digi, so you've got tons of winning potential.

My image for you to hunt for is:


The Watermarked version of SITTING PENNY can be found somewhere on the first page of my blog or even on my sidebar. I will tell you now the sitting penny on my header at the top of my blog Does NOT count!!! So have fun searching and leave me a comment for a chance to win the SITTING PENNY digi image. Have fun & Good Luck to you!!

We have two blog hops going on until Saturday 31st July. One at Delightful Challenges and one over at our Digital Delights site.

The Delightful Challenge trail goes as follows:

Lisa V.
Rachel A ~hello!! :0)
Digital Delights Blog

So if you have come here by way of Karen's fabulous blog you are heading down the right trail if not we would love to send you back to Jo's blog for you to have a chance of winning free digi's and
When you have completed the hop, which will end at Digital Delights blog!! Then you have to leave a comment and become a follower if you are not already! One lucky player chosen from comments on both Digital Delights and Delightful Challenges will win

this super GRAND PRIZE !!!

Special thanks go to the following sponsors for making this possible:

Simons Says Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon
The Cutting Cafe
Delightful Custom Blogs
Stamp and Create
Crafty Emma's Store

All winners will be drawn on each blog Saturday 31st July!!

In honor of our Birthday Blog Hop we have a FREE Birthday Pippen digital stamp up for grabs and he is available for ONE DAY only!!! You can find him at the Digital Delights Digi Shop.
Well, i must send you on your way to the very talented Rosalien who i'm sure is anxiously awaiting your arrival, but first..



Lastly a BIG THANK YOU to DeNetra for her huge efforts in making this all come together.

Have a wonderful hop!
Rachel :0)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #59

It's time for a new Challenge at Squigglefly. This week's challenge is:


These cards are so fun and easy to make, that i've made quite a bit of these lately. You can find the tutorial HERE. For my tent topper card i used an image from Diane Carubia called Bears are a girl's Best Friend, isn't it just adorable!! this and many other fabulous images can be found at Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting i hope you join us this week at Squigglefly, can't wait to see your creations!!
Have a fabulous Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Another Froggin Birthday!!

It's Friday Woohoo!!! time for another Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe. The challenge this week is to make a Pocket Card. I made my card using the tutorial found HERE. The image i used is another one of July's new releases, Froggin Fredrik.
Isn't he just hilarious with that smirk on his face? he just makes me laugh everytime i look at him. This Froggin Fredrik set also comes with other sayings, you definately need to take a look.

Check out The Character Cafe blog for all the challenge details and to link your Pocket Card should you decide to play along with us. We'd love to see what you create!! For more inspiration using TCC images be sure to check out the rest of the DT blogs located on my sidebar. That's all i have for today, I thank you for stopping by and visiting and i hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!
Rachel :0)

This Week's Delightful Challenge~It's So Simple

Happy Thursday Friends,
It's time for a new Challenge at DELIGHTFUL CHALLENGES and this week's challenge is:
No Designer paper or Embellishements
YIKES!! i know, what was i thinking right?

Our fabulous Sponsor this week is none other than
One lucky challenge winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to their store!!

Right now we are also making room for all of the fabulous new images coming into the store, so that means retiring a few of our older images. Be sure to check out all the retiring digi's at a new low price!!! You can find them all HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting!!! Have a Wonderful Day!
Rachel :0)

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Hello Friends,
Crafty Emma's store is open for business and she's giving away a voucher to her store. You have until Saturday July 17th to enter. CLICK HERE for details!!

A New Delightful Challenge

Good Morning Everyone! :0)
Well, it's Thursday and that means a new Delightful Challenge today at Delightful Challenges. This week's theme is
AT THE BEACH using the colors below
For this week's challenge i used the Digital Delights images Mermaid and Magical Sentiment and just went glitter crazy!!! but hey what's a mermaid without some sparkle right??

This week's challenge winner will receive a $10 gift certificate from our very own Digital Delights by Louby Loo!!

I hope you will play along with us this week. Can't wait to see what you create!!

Challenges i entered my card into:

KL Stampin n' Scrappin~ Dry Embossing
Practical Scrappers~embossing
Ann's Creative Nook~Anything goes
Pear Tree Designs~Glitter/Sparkle
Cupcake Inspirations~photo inspiration


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dairy Delights Invitation Pocket Card

Good Morning!!!
Today i have a cute little pocket card that i made using the July Release, Dairy Delights, available now at Clear Dollar Stamps.

I made my party invitation set by printing out the sweet cow and ice cream cone from the Ice Cream Parlor Digi images. I stamped the cone from the stamp set colored, cut out and pop dotted it to her hand. I cut out the big ice cream cone, colored the cone with my copics, added some pink glitter to the ice cream for lots of sparkle, added a cherry to the top and the "Here's the scoop" sentiment. Then on the back of the cone i added all the info needed for a party. Slip the cone back inside the pocket and wahla instant party invite. very sweet!! granted i wouldn't be making 100 of these or anything. lol. but the images are alot of fun to play with.

Below is the Dairy Delights Clear stamp set and can be purchased HERE

The fabulous coordinating digi accessories can be purchased HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting today!! You know i love it when you do! :0)

Have a Fabulous Day!!!

Challenges i entered my card into:
The Pink Elephant~Pocket Cards
Speedy the Cat's friends Challenge #11~Punch it!
Alphabet Challenge~ K is for Kid's
Paper Romance challenge~Get your glitter on
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge~ cakes/ice cream

Monday, July 12, 2010

Christmas in July Giveaway!!

Have you been by the Simon Says Stamp blog lately? They are having a Christmas in July Giveaway and boy what a Giveaway it is!!!

You can find all the details HERE.
Have a great day!!!
Rachel :0)

Squigglefly Challenge #57~Christmas in July

Happy Monday Everyone!!!
I hope you all had a great weekend, We got LOTS of much needed rain here so i am just thrilled!!
Well, what better way to start off a Monday than with a new challenge. This week at Squigglefly, it's CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! :0)

For my Christmas in July card i used the Shy Bear image, Caroling Bear by Lynne Stansbery. I am very much falling in love with these little guys! I colored him with my copics, added some musical note dp which i thought worked perfectly, some glitter paper and a sparkly wired bow, and i have another Christmas card ready to go. Now if i can just get them sent out on time this year i will be good to go. lol.
I sure hope to see you play along in this week's challenge with us. You can find LOTS of fabulous Christmas images here at
Have a Wonderful Day!!!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered my card into:
Fussy & Fancy~Christmas in July
Cards for Men~Christmas in July

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A new Squigglefly Release

Hello Friends,
I hope you are all enjoying your Saturday!! :0)
Today i have an amazing new image to show you, this is "Beach Swing" from artist Cheryl Alger and it's one of many New images being released today at

Doesn't this image just scream summer?? Of coarse you know me and summer mean bright colors, so here they are again. I also added a summer sentiment from C.C.Designs. Not alot happening on this card because i didn't want to take away from the image, so i just added some polka dot dp to tie in with the floaties around their waist. Well that's all i have to show today, be sure to stop by and check out all their latest releases.

Quick reminder, we also have an OPEN challenge going on at the Squigglefly challenge blog. So grab your Squigglefly images and show us your fabulous creations!!

Have a Fabulous Day!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TCC Feature Friday Challenge~Gate fold card

Happy Friday my Friends,
Yup you know what that means, a new Feature Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe. For the month of July our challenges will be featured around Card Styles and Shapes. Soooo Our challenge this week is....

Before i get started i would like to announce the "Walk on the Beach" image winner from last week's TCC blog hop. and the winner is........


Now, for my card i used this Gate fold tutorial with July's Newly released oh soooo adorable Birthday Spott image. I just fell in love with spott the minute i saw him. This set comes with 6 images total. one with spott all on his own and 5 more of spot holding a balloon with the numbers 1-5 in it. I chose to use the number 5 because my daughter's birthday party is this week and she just turned 5 and she loves cute little images like this. Of coarse being a birthday card i had to use bright fun colors to celebrate.

These gate fold cards are so much fun to make, i hope you will join us for this week's challenge. for more details on the challenge or to link your creation, visit The Character Cafe blog.For more creations using TCC images be sure to visit the rest of the TCC DT blogs located on my sidebar.
Have a Fabulous Weekend!!!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Birthday Spott into:
Rosie D's challenge~Summer Birthdays
Wee Memories~ Free for All

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Delightful Challenge~Summertime Colors

Happy Thursday to You!!
It's that time again for a new Delightful Challenge and this week's challenge is


Our sponsor for this week's challenge is the fabulous

One Lucky winner will receive a goodie bag filled with ribbon, brads, eyelets, raindrops and buttons.
For today's challenge i have used the Newly Released "Dress up Lili" image available today at the Digital Delights by Louby Loo Digi shop.

I used some of my fabulous Imaginisce dp for my card, colored Lili with my copics and added some white fun flock to the white stripe on her body to feel like fur. I added a ribbon and some prima flowers to give it a summery look. I also used a sentiment from Skunk Sentiments also released today.

Well that's all i have for you today, i hope you decide to pull out your summer paper and play along with us this week we would love to see your creations!!
Rachel :0)

Challenges i entered Lili into:
Prairie Fairy~anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles~Celebrate Summer
Quirky Crafts~ ribbons

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Squigglefly Challenges at PaperCraft Planet

Hello Friends,
Hope you all had a Fabulous 4th of July weekend or just a Fabulous weekend in general :0)
It was very busy for us with tournaments and bbq's and such, so no crafting for me. I'm in a mad dash to get caught up so i hope you will bare with me :0)
Have you heard Squigglefly has a new group at PaperCraft Planet? There are many fantastic challenges over there and even a couple freebies, so if you haven't joined i encourage you to do so now.

I made my card for the "Case a DT member" challenge happening over at PCP. I used this adorable Newly released image, Shy Bear: No Evil by Lynne Stansbery. One lucky winner in this challenge will receive an original drawing, hand colored and signed by the artist Lynne Stansbery herself!!! For more details on how to participate in this challenge and to see the Fabulous prize click HERE. I hope you decide to join the fun and play along.

Have a Fantastic Day!!


Rachel :0)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's Blog Hop Time at The Character Cafe

Good Morning Everyone & Happy Friday.
Are you ready for another blog hop from The Character Cafe? I sure hope so because they're are some Amazing creations being showcased today using brand new images. Now If you've hopped your way over here by way of the fabulously talented Georgia then you are on the right track, if not i would like to send you HERE to start the hop.

Now isn't this a beautiful image? I can think of so many occasions and sentiments i could use this image with. This is one of July's new images called "a walk on the beach" available today at the TCC digi store. Be sure to leave a comment on this post and you will be entered for a chance to win this image. Drawing will be held Thurs. night. visit each DT blog and leave a comment for a chance to win the Grand Prize: 2 new release images and a $5 gift certificate to The Character Cafe digi store.
For you hoppers that would like a chance to be August Guest Designer for The Character Cafe all you have to do is create a project and link HERE. (Guest Designer will receive 2 images to work with for the month)
As always, if you like what you see we would love for you to become a follower of The Character Cafe blog or join our website Newsletter. TCC can now be found on CDAC, Facebook, 50/50 Group, and Aifactory. So be sure to check those out when you have a chance.
As a Thank You to our readers Kendra & Kelly are offering a SALE and who doesn't love a SALE!! buy any 6 images for $5.00. That should help out with that ever growing wishlist don't you think? Okay well i think i've held you here long enough, i will now send you on your way to Sara's fabulous blog.
Have a Wonderful Friday and Thanks for stopping by!!!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered my card into:
Dare U2 Digistamp~The Great Outdoors
Bloghop list:






Rachel ~you are here!! :0)



The Cafe Blog


Hello Again!!
Just a Reminder,
The New Dairy Delights by Louby Loo Clear stamp set is available now at Clear Dollar Stamps!
you can grab yours HERE

The Ice Cream Parlor Digi's are also available today, you can get yours HERE.

Have a Spectacular Day!!!!


Rachel :0)