Saturday, August 28, 2010

Christmas with The Character Cafe

Happy Saturday Everyone!!!
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.
Today, i have a little cutie to show you from The Character Cafe.

This is Christmas Scamp, isn't he just the cutest little guy (or girl)? Perfect to use on all those Christmas cards that need to get done. Won't be long now. This set comes with Christmas scamp and three different sentiments to give us some variety ~which i love. Be sure to visit The Character Cafe shop for more adorable Christmas images like this one.

Also, don't forget to check out this week's challenge over at The Character Cafe blog. Play along and you could win some great prizes!! For more fabulous creations using TCC images, check out my side bar and visit the TCC Design Team.

Challenges i entered Christmas Scamp into:

Crazy Challenge~Christmas Cards

Have a Great rest of your weekend! and thanks for stopping by!!!


Rachel :0)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

DD Lace and Pearls Challenge

Wow!! Thursday already, boy the time sure is flying. Nonetheless we have a Fabulous new challenge for you at Delightful Challenges. This week's challenge is...
Getting Girly with PEARLS and LACE.
for this week's challenge i used Bride and Groom, one of the August New Releases.
I used some lace i found in my stash to frame the image and added lots of sparkle to her dress and flower (which you can not see) with a stardust glitter pen. The two top flowers are also covered in black glitter, very sparkly and pretty IRL and i added some white flatback pearls to the middles. I tried to make the card a little more elegant by using the black and silver cardstock and simply embossing the background.
of coarse we never have a challenge without one of our fabulous sponsors and this week's sponsor is none other than

One lucky winner will receive 3 packs of their beautiful Posh Pins.
all you have to do is play and now when you use a Digital Delight image in the challenge, you will receive 2 entries.
Well, that's it for today i thank you so much for stopping by and visiting. Have a very Wonderful Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #63

Happy Monday Morning!!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Now, i love starting the new week with a challenge don't you? Well we have a new challenge today at Squigglefly, and this week the challenge is to make a Diagonal Double Pocket card and use Fall Colors.
Today i used one of Diane Carubia's newly released images "Bumpkin" isn't she fabulous!!
I sure hope you decide to join us this week at Squigglefly. Don't forget to check out to see all the new images that were just released!!
Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting.
Rachel :0)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Feature Friday at The Character Cafe

Happy Friday!!!
Time for a new challenge at The Character Cafe. This week's color with a twist challenge is:

IN COLORS ~Color palette w/dimensional glaze
Of coarse if you do not have these exact colors anything close will do.
looking at these colors i instantly thought of Halloween, so i chose to use Simonstein, one of TCC's August release images. I used the dimensional glaze on Simonstein's shoes to give them more of a patent leather look. lol.

To play along with our challenge this week, be sure to visit The Character Cafe blog for all the details. There is also a fabulous prize for one lucky player to win.
Want more inspiration? The TCC DT have all used TCC images today so you won't want to miss those. their links can be found on my sidebar.
Challenges i entered Simonstein into:
Truly Scrumptious~ Sketch w/optional brads, buttons & bows
Thank you so much for visiting me today and have a fabulous day!!!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School with Primary Colors at Delightful Challenges

Good Morning Friends,
It's challenge time at Delightful Challenges. Can you tell what the challenge this week is?
That's right, BACK to SCHOOL using PRIMARY COLORS.
My youngest just started kindergarten so i made her this card to put in her scrapbook. of coarse i just had to use my favorite girl Penny and her Teddy. The sentiment i used is Back to School also from Digital Delights.
As always we have a Fantastic Sponsor

SIMON SAYS STAMP with a $20 Gift Certificate for one lucky player.

Be sure to check out the Delightful Challenge blog for more Amazing samples using Digital Delights images. Hope to see you there this week.

Challenges i entered Penny into:

Papertake weekly~Sketch

Catch the Bug (Bugaboo stamps) challenge~Back to School

Our Creative Corner~Back to School

Stampin for the Weekend~Back to School

Stampin Royalty~School Days

KAH-Wink-A-Dink Challenge~Back to School

Sketches, Challenges and Blog hops~Back to School

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


Rachel :0)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Prairie Kids August release

Hello Friends,
Today i have another card using the August release clear stamp set by Louby Loo Creations "Prairie Kids". This adorable set is available now at Clear Dollar Stamps. You can also find the complimenting digi stamps Sunflower background and Cabin at the Digital Delights Digi shop.
Have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!!
Rachel :0)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Good Morning,
YaY it's friday!! Now, before i begin the details of my post i would like to announce the winner of Monday's blog hop image "Mistletoe Mo" and the winner is......
Alison of "Ali's Cardmaking Blog"
Please email me at
Today i'd like to show you a card i made using one of The Character Cafe's August releases, this is Fairy Syvilla Rose, isn't she just Gorgeous!!
Below is a close up, because well my camera skills stink!!

I tried to give her lots of sparkle and shine so i used some prisma glitter on her wings and added some sparkle to the rose with my glitter pen. i also added some clear glaze to some of the petals on the rose to give it a wet look. ya, you can't see it here. but looks beautiful IRL.
Don't forget today is Feature Friday at The Character Cafe so be sure to visit the website and play along with this week's challenge. Today the TCC DT will be showing you some fabulous creations using TCC images you won't want to miss. you can find their links on my sidebar.
Thank you so much for visiting and have a Great Day!!!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Syvilla into:
Clearly Delightful Challenge~Tag you're it!
Flutterby Wednesday~ butterfly, fairy, or Angel
Die Cuts R Us~Recipe: at least 1 tag
Cute Card Thursday~Trees or leaves
ABC Challenge~ A is for August
Stamp Something~fairytale somethings

New Delightful Challenge & Digi Day

Today we have a new Delightful Challenge for you over at Delightful Challenges. This weeks theme is....
Animals & Insects/Dots & Stripes
Well today my girls went back to school, so i guess summer is pretty much over for us over here. back to studying, practices, and going to bed early. So, i decided to make pretty much my last summer card (ya we'll see ) and i just had to use the ever so adorable Scrubbie Sue and Floatie image from Digital Delights. Right now at the Digital Delights Digi shop Wendy has some of the Summer digi images on sale at 50% off. So you can get alot of your favorite summer digi's at a great price.
When you join our challenge you have a chance to win a fabulous prize from one of our wonderul Sponsors and this week's sponsor is ..

Crafty Emma's Store

Today is also Digi Day at SNR card Universe, where we have another challenge going on for you. this one is "In the Wild" with a freebie image available at the digi store for those of you who want to play along. hmm add some dots and stripes and you can join both challenges for more chances to win some great prizes. For more details on the digi day challenge just click HERE.
Well that's all i have for today, i thank you for coming by and visiting. Have a fantastic day!!
Rachel :0)
Challenges i entered Scrubbie Sue and Floatie into:
Little Red Wagon~ summer theme
Simon Says Stamp~ summertime blues
ABC Challenge~ A is for August
Practical Scrappers~ Summer theme products
Pals paper Arts~ Color Challenge

Monday, August 9, 2010

Squigglefly Challenge #61

**2nd post for today, please scroll down for The Character Cafe Blog Hop post**

It's Monday and you know what that means, another fabulous Squigglefly challenge. This week's challenge is to make a sympathy card using brown and ivory while at the same time keeping it simple. For my card i chose to use one of Michelle Bertuzzi's Sympathy Sentiments. It's a beautiful set full of wonderful sentiments for that sometimes difficult to say card. I embossed my panel with the D'vine Swirls embossing folder, added some sponging to the edges and two butterfly punches with mini white pearls.
I hope you play along with us this week, i can't wait to see what you create!!
Have a Great Day!!
Rachel :0)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Character Cafe New Release Blog Hop with 2 Sketches 4 U

It’s time for the New Release Blog Hop and we're so glad you could join us today.We’re proud to announce that we’re sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 U this week and hopping with their sketch, so if you made it here by way of Tina's blog then i know you've seen some fabulous creations, if not i would love to send you to The Character Cafe Store to start the hop. Don't want you to miss any of the wonderful creations or your chance to win some Fabulous New Release images.
What we’re asking of you, the hoppers is to..

**Comment on all the DT member blogs to be eligible to win the Grand Prize
On Friday, each Designer will announce a winner from their comments to receive the digital stamp they worked with.

**We’d love for you to become a follower of The Character Cafe blog or member of The CafĂ© Store, however, this is just a request, not a requirement to win anything. We know that once you try TCC, you’ll want to join us!

**The Grand Prize winner will receive ALL of our New Releases for August**

The image i have used today is the adorable "Mistletoe Mo" This set comes with Mistletoe Mo with this sentiment already attached, Mistletoe Mo alone so you can add your own favorite sentiment, and then "Mo" all by his lonesome to use how you see fit. so many possiblities with this set. Now, don't forget to comment on this post for your chance to win this image.

We also have a freebie for you at the end of the hop just for joining us and if you haven’t noticed yet, our ENTIRE STORE is 40% off!!! and remember to join this week's 2 sketches 4 U challenge for another chance to win some TCC images.

Well, I thank you for hopping with us today, i sure hope you're enjoying all we have to show you. I will now send you on your way to Deanette's blog, i'm sure she is eagerly awaiting your arrival.

In case you get lost along the way, the blog hop route is listed below

The Character Cafe Store









Rachel~you're here :0)



The Character Cafe Blog~Kelly and Kendra

Have a Fabulous Day!!!


Rachel :0)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cute little Kitty

Good Morning to you all,

today i have this cute little kitty card that i wanted to share with you. I made this card for my oldest daughter's birthday. We recently got a kitten from our local shelter that she just adores, so i thought this card would be perfect for her. I printed out the kitty image that i got awhile back from, I printed out some paw print digi paper that i found at Squigglefly, i did my best to color him the same color as our kitty and well here you have it. I'm pretty happy with it.

and here is our little guy :0)

You still have time to play along with this week's challenge over at Squigglefly, the theme this week is "use ribbon" so head on over and take a look.

Have a great day!!


Rachel :0)

Friday, August 6, 2010

New DVD's and Freebie Friday

Hello everyone, hope you're all enjoying your friday :0)
I just wanted to share some Exciting news with all you Digital Delights fans out there, Wendy has put together 3 dvd's that contain some of your favorite images and at a great price too!!
You can find out all the details by clicking HERE

and Don't forget today is also freebie friday, we have another fun Back to School image to share with you.
You can find the friday freebie digi by clicking on the image located on my sidebar.
Enjoy your day!! :0)
Rachel :0)

TCC 's August New Release Sneek Peek

are you ready to see some fabulous new releases from The Character Cafe? Well you'll have to wait a few more days. TCC is sponsoring the 2 Sketches 4 U challenge on Monday so we will be blog hopping with their fabulous new sketch and using TCC's August Release images!! So in the meantime here is a snippet of one of the new images.
Be sure to come back and hop with us on Monday where you will see amazing creations of all the new images.
Have a fabulous Day!!!
Rachel :0)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

New Delightful Challenge~ DISTRESSING

Hello Friends,
I'm so Excited i got my computer back!! :0) and just in time too, Today starts another great challenge at Delightful Challenges and this week it's DISTRESSING. I don't know about you but i just love the distress look on cards.
Today is also New Release Day at Digital Delights and we have our August Release available at the Digi Shop.
The image i was given to work with is Sparky the Knight, I just adore this image!! of coarse i just love anything medieval so this release is definately one of my favorites.
I used my top note die cut for the top of my card and the distressed stripes embossing folder for my mat. i then used some black chalk to went over the stripes to give them a little more distress look. I printed off two copies of Sparky. i colored certain parts of my image on both copies and cut out the pieces i wanted to give dimension to and added them to my main image with foam dots. The sentiment i used is also one of the newly released Knight sentiments available at the digi shop.
Challenges i entered Sparky into:
Dutch Dare~Anything Goes
Practical Scrappers~#1 favorite product (foam dots)
Scrap Creations~Anything goes
We have another fantastic sponsor for our challenge this week
and the prize is a $25 Gift Certificate with Free Shipping to the US and Canada

I sure hope you decide to join us this week at Delightful Challenges!! :0)
have a great week!!
Rachel :0)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

And the Winner of Sitting Penny is.........

Hello Friends,

Sorry i am a little late posting this but i am having major computer problems with all the storms we 've had here this past week.

but, i have a winner for the sitting penny image
and the Winner is.....
please email me with your email address so i may send you your image. :0)
don't forget today is New Release day at Clear Dollar Stamps and now is your chance to get the adorable Prairie Kids clear stamp set by Louby Loo Creations. You can also purchase the digital accessories today at Digital Delights digi shop.
Have a fabulous day!!