Friday, October 12, 2018

Country Home Hello

I have another Country Home card to share with you today. I colored this one using my Stampin' Blends markers.




Lots of little details in this one, including the Tin Tile Embossing Folder, the Galvanized Clips, and the Chicken Wire Elements. This is a must have fall stamp set, and so many great coordinating products to go with it!


Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Blends - Ivory, Light & Dark Cajun Craze, Light & Dark Smoky Slate, Light & Dark Old Olive, Light & Dark Blackberry Bliss, Light Daffodil Delight
Paper: Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories & Tools: Tin Tile EF, Big Shot, Chicken Wire Elements, Galvanized Clips, Braided Linen Trim


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Notes of Kindness Alternative Card

Last week's Facebook Live featured a simple notecard made with the stamp set from the Notes of Kindness Card Kit, and I am finally getting around to posting it here. Thank you for your patience!






The Frosted Floral Specialty paper really makes this an elegant card! All of the supplies are listed below. The DSP is cut to 4 1/2" by 3", and the cardstock frame is 4 5/8" by 3 1/8".


Stamps: Notes of Kindness
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Frosted Floral Specialty DSP, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Pearls


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

No Line Watercoloring with Country Home

Have you seen this technique yet? No line watercoloring is a new technique to me, but I had to try it after seeing some beautiful projects that were made using it. If you're curious about how it works, you can watch my Facebook Live from today. Basically, you stamp an image in a very light color - I used Sahara Sand stamped off once. Then you watercolor using an Aqua Painter and your ink pads. Here's the result:





It's a different look, but very artistic, I think. I'll be sharing a card later this week that I used Stampin' Blends to color, and the two looks are completely different! Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Stamps: Country Home
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Shimmery White, Wood Textures DSP
Accessories & Tools: Aqua Painter, Galvanized Buttons, Braided Linen Trim, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, October 8, 2018

#TGIFC180: Snowflake Showcase Sneak Peek

Oh my, do I have a treat for you today! I literally got these products on my doorstep this afternoon, and I couldn't wait to use them! TGIF Challenges Color Challenge this week was the perfect inspiration, along with a sample from Stampin' Up! that I CASE'd. Here is the fun color combo:






And here is my card. I copied it from a sample that Stampin' Up! posted, just changing the colors, switching out sequins for rhinestones, and using my thinlits instead of a sewing machine for the stitched line on the bottom.





The stamped images come from the Happiness Surrounds stamp set, and the die-cuts are from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies. These products, along with the Snow is Glistening stamp set, Snowflake Trinkets, and White Velvet Paper, will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST in November.



If you want to make sure you get them, you can purchase them as part of your starter kit this month. They are all truly beautiful!


Stamps: Happiness Surrounds
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Snowfall Thinlits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Monday, October 1, 2018

A Maui-Inspired Card

A new month, and a new Stampin' Up! year. Today marks the beginning of the earning period for the 2020 Incentive Trip to Maui. I have a LONG way to go to earn this trip, but I plan to work hard! The last time I was in Maui was on my honeymoon, and I have wanted to go back to Hawaii ever since. So I thought to kick it off, I would share a card inspired by Hawaii, using the Tropical Escape paper stack.




I am also hoping to jumpstart my sales this year with a fun challenge! Stampin' Up! is offering a selection of products at 10% off this week to celebrate World Card-Making Day. My favorite thing on the list - kits! Three of the four kits that are on sale are all-inclusive kits, which means you don’t need anything extra to put them together. I have set a huge goal to sell 20 kits this week. To sweeten the deal for you – if I get to 20 kits, I will gift a bonus kit to someone who purchased one this week! Each kit you purchase gives you one entry, and if you win, you get to choose which one you want for free! Woohoo! Here’s what you need to do: add a kit to your shopping cart, along with any other items you’d like, and make sure to use host code VVBWWX6W. Only those who use the host code will be entered to win a free kit. If you’d like, I can place your order for you, just let me know. I will be sharing updates and fun stuff all about kits this week in my Facebook group and on my page. If you haven't already liked and joined, make sure you do so you can join in the fun!


Here is a complete list of the sale items - you can get these on sale now through October 7. Shop in my online store or contact me to place your order.



Stamps: Southern Serenade

Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Wood Textures DSP Stack, Tropical Escape DSP Stack
Accessories & Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, White Baker's Twine, True Gentleman Buttons


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, September 28, 2018

Copper Rejoice Card & Product Shares

Today's simple but beautiful card was featured in last week's Facebook live. I used the His Light stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, and copper embossing to make a stunning card without too much effort.
This card layout is perfect for using up product shares! You can mix and match the papers and ribbons, and add an embellishment if you'd like. You can even switch out the sentiment, using whatever stamp sets you already own. 


Speaking of product shares, I am hosting one now through October 10! I have three options to choose from - one for paper, one for ribbon, and one for embellishments. You can choose to participate in one, two, or all three. The details are in the graphics below.






Please note that if you participate in more than one, you will only pay for shipping once. Also note that each share is split between four people, so I need four to sign up in order to place the order. You will not be invoiced until your share is full.

If you are interested in participating in a product share, please email me and let me know which ones you would like to participate in. 

Here are the measurements and details for today's card:
*I used a Whisper White card base. It measures 4 1/4" x 11", and is scored and folded at 5 1/2".
*The Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 4".
*The Whisper White piece with the sentiment measures 2 1/8" x 4".
*I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP and the sentiment. 
*Wrap a ribbon around the card front and tie in a bow.



Stamps: His Light
Ink: Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder
Paper: Whisper White, Joyous Noel DSP
Accessories & Tools: Heat Tool, Copper Trim

Happy Stamping!
Rachel 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

You're Spooktacular!

Fall is here! Well, not really here in Arizona. But I hear in other places it has cooled off and the leaves are starting to change color. Before we know it, Halloween will be here, and I have a fun spooky treat to share with you today! A few weeks ago, I had a hostess who really loves Halloween, and I made this as a little gift to thank her for hosting a party.



Two Russell Stover's pumpkins fit perfectly in the Acetate Card Boxes. This is a fun and easy treat. If you'd like to see how I made it, you can watch today's Facebook Live.

Stamps: Trick or Tweet
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories & Tools: Stampin' Blends - Light and Dark Smoky Slate, Light Basic Black, Dark Mango Melody, Dark Pumpkin Pie, Stampin' Write Marker - Gorgeous Grape, Black 5/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Duet Banner Punch

Happy Stamping!
Rachel