smiles&hugs from a scrap happy girl!

January 26, 2011

Happy Birthday January Girls!

Including My SISTER!!!! There are so many January B-days, Robyn (My Pink Stamper), Karlee (Karlee Krafts) AND JAMIE (my Sister!) Happy birthday Girls!!!
I hope it's been super special! This card is for my sister and it is soooo her cherries feathers and BLING! Ohhh yeah she's a girlie girl! I LOVE YOU JAMIE!
and I am totally LOVIN boas! Go to Michaels to get yours...only $1.99!
I hope you think it's a super cute card! {hugs}~Raechel

Cartridge: Hello Kitty Greetings
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Family & Friends Inside and Out
Paper: Pattern paper Target $1 bin, Recollections (Michaels cardstock packs)
Extras: Bling, EK Circle Punch, SU Scallop Circle Punch, Ribbon, Black Boa, White Gel Pen

January 25, 2011

Valentine Bear

This is January's My Pink Stamper Design post! The challenge is Pink & Love and the designers are using sentiments from 1 of 2 My Pink Stamper stampsets...Which I just have to say again I really do LOVE...
I personally have lots of different peel and stick stamps and there is just the easiest get-my-stamped-image thing with MPS Stamps that is super fabulous! Do you like my technical stamp talk? LOL!
The stamps I am working with is the Happiest Moments set, great for celebrations, And because we are so close to Valentines I decided to use the Happy Valentine's Day along with some FUN elements! Who doesn't LOVE a PINK feather boa??? I hope you like it!
To Check out the other Fabulous creations by My Pink Stamper Designers click HERE
I had to laugh at myself when I was taking this picture...I have 3 lights and a flash LOL! Geeee I hope my pictures aren't dark?

Cartridge: Slumber Party Lite (cut at 3.25)
Stamps: My Pink Stamper Happiest Moments
Paper: Michaels open stock, PaperTrey Ink, Recollections (Michaels cardstock packs)
Extras: Mini Buttons, EK Heart Punch, SU Punch, PaperTrey Ink Ribbon, Pink Boa, White Gel Pen

January 21, 2011

Cute Card Set!

Hi crafty friends!
WOW!! Last week's Blog Hop was a lot of fun and I am soooo glad that so many of you participated! I am still BEAMING over all the wonderful comments I received from you all and WOW so many new followers! THANK YOU so very much for all your super sweet support! I am humbled by it!

And now the Cards! This is a cutsie card set I made for my hubby's aunts. They all live in Michigan and I have only met 1 aunt out of 5 (Hi Aunt Trudy) face to face since my hubby and I married...ahem a few years ago...*cough cough fifteen*...ANYWAYs I thought they might like a little something cute from California!
Hope you like it too :)
Cartridge: Create a Critter, Smiley Cards
Stamps: My Pink Stamer Punnylicious, Paper Trey Ink, Dollar Stamp from Michaels
Paper: DCWV Christmas Stack, Paper Trey Ink
Extras: Mini Popsicle sticks, Ribbon, Primas, Jigglie Eyes, iRock

January 14, 2011

My Pink Stamper Blog Hop!

If your just joining in now be sure to start with Robyn over at My Pink Stamper If you are arriving from Andrea then your right on track! Continue to follow your way through the blogs to piece together the secret challenge! Be Sure to read to the end for the next Hop Stop and the CODE WORD!

Hi fellow card crafty lovers! My name is Raechel, you didn’t guess that from my blog name did you? LOL! I am a 36 year old wife and mother to 1 BEAUTIFUL teenage girl! My hubby and daughter are the loves of my life! I also have a furbaby Chloe an 8 year old Shih-Tzu. I work full time and have been in LOVE with scrapbooking since my little missy was 2!
I discovered the Cricut and subsequently Card Crafting last year and started my blog March 6, 2010! My second post was a submission to the FIRST MPS Design team and I made it into her gallery but not the design team :( I was sad but felt like I had room to grow and thought I will definitely try again! Guess what trying again worked!
I found out live on Robyn’s USTREAM that I made the team YAY! I am still pinching myself! But it is official I am a My Pink Stamper Designer! {totally squealing with delight} What an honor! I am annoy your teenager with hearing about my “official MPS designer status”, hug your hubby yelling “I am a My Pink Stamper Designer”, dance with your dog happy!!

On to the crafty-goodness!
I used 2 brand new to me cartridges for this cutie! AND I was totally inspired by my dancer {daughter} and by My Pink Stamper and my Pink Flamingo Dancer was born. LOL I think she’s just darling! I used a “trim-stlye” ribbon from Joann’s for her cute tu tu…I am so pleased with her I hope you all like her too! Thank you for stopping by enjoy the HOP!
{great big happy hugs}~Raechel

cartridge: Twinkle Toes, Playtime
stamp: My Pink Stamper Friends & Family
paper: Patterned-SEI, Black-Michaels, Pink-Paper Trey Ink
extras: Ribbons, Trim from Joanns, white gel pen, black stayzon stamp pad

code word for this stop of the hop: FUN
Your next MPS HOP STOP the talented: Meesh’s Pieces

Below is the complete order of the HOP
If your just joining in now be sure to start with Robyn over at My Pink Stamper then follow your way through the blogs to piece together the secret challenge!


Tonight at 8:00 PM Central time the first EVER
"My Pink Stamper Blog Hop" YAY!!!!
I have worked very hard on my card for tonight...I was so nervous!
It's done now and I am super excited to share it with you! Please check back tonight!
The starting place will be over on Robyn's website My Pink Stamper


January 10, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

I bought this reflective scrap paper YEARS ago for a science project for my daughter...Don't you just LOVE when something old is totally COOL! I also used my Christmas present a Papertrey Ink Border die {LOVE} for the ruffle felt along the side. This is the cheap felt from walmart or Michaels...I just run it through my cuttlebug a couple of times for a complete cut! Then for the very frilly look I cut in between each scallop...if you look back at my "make a wish" card I used the PTI Border for that too but it is just flat..what a difference right? Hope you like.
Don't forget this Friday the First My Pink Stamper Blog Hop! YAY!

cartridge: Forever Young
stamp: none
paper: DCWV All about Girls mat stack, PaperTrey Ink Chartreuse, walmart reflective paper-old
extras: Ribbon, FELT!!! CB flower die, PaperTrey Ink border die (size medium)

{FOLLOW UP QUESTION} For the Felt I ran a strip of ATG tape (any STRONG tape will do) down the length of the card then I gathered and pressed, the felt from one top to bottom. Thank you so much for commenting I LOVE questions and I LOVE COMMENTS!

January 07, 2011

I MADE IT!!!!!!!

My Pink Stamper announced her NEW Design Team tonight....and YAY! I was one of the SURPRISED ones who found out live!!! It was a total nail biter and talk about butterflies...I seriously thought I did not make it...I was already pep talking myself into a "well I'll try again and again and one of these times it will be me!" speach, but WOW was I surprised!
I am sooo excited about making the DT!! I have no idea what exactly that entails because I found out live and I have never been on a design team before???

Now that it is later and I have had food (I opted to watch the Ustream over dinner) the excitement is starting to turn to nervousness...I hope I do ok? I really want to be "Pink Stamper" good! I am super excited about learning from all the WAAAY talented ladies I heard Robyn announce as her DT...and (holding breath) Robyn herself! YAY! I am so grateful to Robyn for even visiting my blog and choosing me as one of her DT talk about humbled...Thank You Robyn I am looking forward to EVERYTHING! Still nervous too.

Congrats to all those who made the Team and the Honorable Mention! YAY!!!

AND finally CONGRATS to EVERYONE who entered! It is hard to submit your creativity to be judged and I am happy to have been one of the 372 who tried! You are all so very talented! This is my second time trying out for the DT and I know how it feels to not make the team...But be encouraged because you tried! And of course you'll try again because NEXT time it could be you!

Thank you for all your nice comments I really appreciate them! I hope you have a super great day{hugs}~Raechel

January 01, 2011

Make A Wish!

Happy 2011! My Pink Stamper is kicking off the New Year with a NEW Design Team and she has asked those interested to submit their auditions!

I am so far beyond interested I actually dreamed about it last night...I must have really low self esteem because EVEN in my DREAMS I did not make the Team
LOL How sad am I? :(
I woke up pep talking myself into the fact that it is an honor to be taken into consideration with all the other talented entries! Which is TOTALLY TRUE I do not envy MPS having to narrow her choice to 2 it must be a hard decision with soooo much talent! Good luck to everyone entering including me!

Challenge: Make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite cartridge using MPS favorite colors......
(other optional color of your choice)
Here is my hopeful submission:
My Gypsy
Cartridge: Smiley Cards (cut at 3.5), Storybook (sentiment cut at 1x.75)
Paper: PTI Cardstock, Michaels Cardstock, Richards Cardstock
Card base 4.25x5.5 inner layer 4x4.5
Stamp: MPS Family & Friends
Extras: CB Swirls & Swiss Dots, PTI Border Die (heart this!), Felt! (love it), PTI Ribbon, Googlie Eyes, Pink and Prisma Stickles

Happi2011 :)

It has been a crazy week...I will have new cards later this weekend but I just wanted to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! Thank you so very much for visiting my blog and for all your very kind comments!
{New Years hugs}~Raechel