smiles&hugs from a scrap happy girl!

December 30, 2010

Over the Christmas break I...

Made these yummy treats are for my teenage daughter to give to her friends…she’s a Junior in high school and I actually think the kids…ahem I mean young adults…like these treat bags waaay more than when they were in elementary school! LOL! They want to be so grown up yet when you pull out a candy bag they are kids again! CUTE!
The topper I tried to keep simple I used the Penguin I seem to just love! I trimmed off the umbrella…I just don’t care for it so much…and stamped the face with a cute Peachy Keen Stamp! I love the Christmas season! Hope you are all in craft-happy chaos like me!
Cartridge: Jolly Holidays
Paper: Michaels Cardstock, Target Cardstock
Stamp: Peachy Keen Critter Faces (Medium)
Extras: Ribbon

December 20, 2010

MPS Color Challenge Blue, Green, Brown

For the MPS color challenge and for My daughter's Bestie's 17the birthday! This totally worked out as My daughter's favorite color is green and her best friends favorite color is blue! WOW what a great day for a blue, green and brown color challenge!{supplies}
Cartridge: Doodlecharms, Creat-A-Critter
Stamp Set: Basic Grey
Paper: Paper Trey, and Michaels Cardstock
Extras: Brown Ink, Glitter over Glossy Accents, IRock w/Irock Bling, Ribbon, CB Swirls Folder, Quickkutz Folder (can't remember name sorry)

December 17, 2010

Christmas Lights

Happy Friday!!!
OK Last official Weekend before Christmas! I need to get shopping and then wrapping!
Happy Shopping to my fellow last minute shoppers! {hugs}~Raechel
Cartridge: Very Merry Tags 2009-2010
Stamp Set: None (GASP!)
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack and Michaels Cardstock
Extras: Cuttlebug, iRock, Ribbon, Popdots

December 14, 2010

Pinkie the Penguin

FOR MY PINK STAMPER CHALLENGE: COLOR - Make a project using 2 shades of pink, 2 shades of blue, and black!

The whole idea for this card just came to me immediately after reading the challenge...I sooo LOVE it when that happens! AND BONUS I love it I just think it looks soooo very sweet! I hope you all like it too...please let me know what you think! Pink Penguin {HUGS}~Raechel

Cartridge: Jolly Holidays
Paper: Michaels Cardstock, Paper Trey Ink Cardstock
Stamp: My Pink Stamper Family & Friends
Extras: CB Folder swiss dots, Martha Stewart Snow Flake Punch, Ribbon, Button

December 12, 2010

Stocking Cuties

We are getting closer to THE day...I still have shopping to do...I don't know why Christmas always arrives before I am ready! LOL...
I still have no Tree...We wanted to go this weekend but life got in the way...I guess this weekend is soon enough! I hope you all are trimming your trees and hanging your stockings! {hugs}~Raechel
Cartridge: Simply Charmed
Paper: Michaels Cardstock, DCWV Mat Stack
Stamp: Paper Trey Ink's Tiny Treats Christmas
Extras: CB Folder Swirls, and Sizzix large dots, Ribbon, Buttons

December 07, 2010

Dino Birthday Boy!

Happy 1st Birthday Tommy!
This was made for my nephew...for the big FIRST birthday! YAY!!! I used Create a Critter for the main parts of the card. The number 1 is from simply sweet (guessing) and the bottom was just a freehand wavy cut. I used my NEW mosiac cuttlebug folder on the Dino and my Quick Kutz spots (sorry I don't remember the name)

Cartirdge: Create-A-Critter, Simply Sweet
Paper: Michaels Cardstock
Stamp: My Pink Stamper
Extras: CB Folder Mosiac, and Quick Kutz (Spots folder), jiggly eyes!

December 01, 2010

Merry Christmas Deer Cutie!

I can hardly believe it is December 1st! WOW 2010 is just FLYING by for me! I have been card crafty California girl over here so I hope to have lots of posts for December! Now on to todays card...
and the winner is Paper doll dress up! ok so that's only in my mind but can I just say...WOW this cartridge really has a LOT of variety! AND I'm lovin it!
I hope everyone's HOLIDAY SEASON is off to a great start! Have a great day and stay warm! {hugs}~Raechel

Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up, Create a Critter -sentiment
Stamp Set: Paper Trey Ink's Tiny Treats Christmas, Peachy Keen's Critter Faces
Paper: DCWV and Michaels Cardstock
Extras: Michaels Ribbon 70%off (WOO WHOO), Buttons, Stickles, White Gel Pen, Brown micron pen, red zig writer, Black stayz on, Red Brilliance dew drop ink pad, Chalk

November 28, 2010

I would like to thank two sweetie peeties for choosing me, Raechel's Cards to receive the Stylish Blog Award. It is super special when you get a surprise like this!
First: Angie at
Second: Angela at

To accept this award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Get to know me better:
1. I have one very beautiful 16 year old daughter
2. I have a shih-tzu named Chloe
3. I love my NOOK e-reader!
4. I love have been creating cards since March 2010!
5. I recently won the peachy keen stamps blog challenge and have no idea what to buy..GASP!
6. I bought the purple expression on black friday! (I used Create before that)
7. I am an iPhone user and LOVIN it my hubby says DROID is better?
8. I am actually a shy person

I'm passing this award to these stylish blogs that I have recently discovered:

November 24, 2010

Happy Black Friday!!!!

Here are a few of the things I will be after on Black Friday! Not the gypsy as I already have one but WOW what a great price! Happy Shopping everyone!
**double click on the image to make it larger**

November 19, 2010

UPDATE on Cutie PaTootie Penguin

I won this challenge! WOW I feel sooooo incredibly excited! All the entries were completely amazing so I am feeling very honored to have been chosen...YAY it's a FABULOUS day!!!!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday! {hugs}~Raechel

November 15, 2010

Cutie PaTootie snow fun Penguin!

Yay I love these challenges! I created the super cutie cute penguin from Simply Charmed which I Simply Love! LOL! I decided for my "polka dots" portion of the challenge to make my own polka dots (love it!) and I added miss Martha Stewart's tinsel glitter to each dot to make them look like...SNOW BALLS! Oh can I just tell you the look is waaay adorable! I am not sure how great this looks in pics but the snow ball effects totally work in person! I also used my Martha snow flake border punch, then I cut the flakes apart and glued them down. I hope you like the end result leave me a comment to let me know :) Thanks for looking have a fabulous day!

Cartridge: Simply Charmed
Stamp Set: PK-754 Critter Faces set Medium (love this set!) and Paper Trey Ink's Tiny Christmas Treats
Extras: MS Border Punches, 1/2 & 3/4 inch circle punches, Ribbon (Joanns), Buttons

November 09, 2010

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge
"Anything to do with Food" was our mission! I went straight for the sweets! Doodlecharms cupcake! I love the simple design! This will most likely go to my mother-n-law who is having a birthday soon! She LOVES sparkles and anything thats just cute! She is a total "Pink" girl! This was a fun challenge! Thanks for looking and letting me know what you thought!

Cartridge: Doodlecharms, Creat-A-Critter
Stamp Set: Basic Grey
Paper: Paper Trey, and Michaels Cardstock
Extras: Brown Ink, Glitter over Glossy Accents, IRock w/Irock Bling, Ribbon, CB Swirls Folder, Sizzix Folder (can't remember name sory)

November 05, 2010

Warm Wishes

PK Challenge #40
I am very excited to enter my FIRST ever PK challenge! YAY!
This is indeed challenging for me as following a template just seems impossibly hard for me to do. I really like how this card turned out...I used the NEW SMILEY CARDS cartridge which was a very generous gift from Provocraft to all gypsy owners! YAY! And the CREATE-A-CRITTER cartridge and of course for the oooh sooo cute face PEACHY KEEN STAMPS!

Create-a-Critter Top Note cut at 3.25
Smiley Cards Frosty cut at 2.75 (I cut my layers larger at 3)
Frosty's Face Peachy Keen Stamps (PK490 Everyday Character Face Assortment)
Chalk Pastels for the rosey cheeks!
White gel pen
Stampin Up Scallop Punch
Ribbon, Cardstock, Pattern Paper all from Michaels
and for the beautiful SNOW FLAKES....Martha Stewart Double-Edge Punch (I HEART THIS PUNCH!)


(upadated) my Card for Bradley
***click here CARDS FOR BRADLEY***
I plan to make a card and send it out ASAP...please join me in sending get well wishes to Bradley.
huge thanks{{Raechel}}

From Stacy at Love that Bug:
Love That Bug
Ok all of my blog buddies,
I need your help. I was asked to make a card for a very special 3 year old boy named Bradley. His parents took him to the doctor for an earache, than found out that he has a brain tumor. My heart hurts so bad for any lil one that has to suffer so much in their little life. He is beating the odds so far, thank Heavens.
I want to ask all of you if you can find the time to make this precious little boy a card or even just send him a lil note, to let him & his parents know they are not alone and that we care & will pray for a full recovery!
Here is his address:
Bradley Allen
C/O Jills House
751 E. Tamarack Trail
Room #108
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Card Supplies:
Create a Critter
Peachy Keen Stamps Everyday Faces
CB Folder Tiny Mosiac

October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Crazy!

YAY I love fall!
I had this idea to make card sets to give away! I thought it would be neat for the recipient to take one card, fill it out give it away along with the other 2 in the set and ask their recipient to fill out 1 and give the last card out....kind of like a very short "chain letter' of blessings from one friend to another, to another. (did I confuse anyone?'s late and my coffee wore off he he he)
The Supplies: Paper Doll Dress Up, Cricut and everything pictured!

The Cards for my loved ones...1 Momma (mine), 2 Mothers-n-law, and 2 Aunties...tho I guess I'll be making more as I just remembered my hubby's we have a BIG family! I LOVE IT!

This set is for my Momma...she is going to LOVE these colors we both seem to LOVE fall colors!

This set is for my Auntie Christina who loves anything...she's just the kind of person who sees right through the gift and adores the thought you put into it! She'll love it because I spent time to make it for her! Yep she's the kind of person you just want to hug:)

This set is for Auntie DOlores...she is totally going to dust off her scrapbooking supplies and hopefully join me in my cricut obsession!

And the mothers-n-law I have 2...I am happy to say I love them both and I know they will both just adore these sets!

October 25, 2010

MPS Think Pink!

Today's challenge was to create a PINK card for a breast cancer warrior! These amazing women are more than survivors they are warriors! As you fight you inspire! Thank you for your courage.
pink smiles & hugs :)Raechel

October 23, 2010

MPS PaJAMa Party Challenge!

The challenge design something in 30 minutes or less using Pink, Purple and Green...