smiles&hugs from a scrap happy girl!

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