Blog Candy

Leave a comment on any of my posts on my blog, Artistic Designs by Rachel, and I will draw a name on Saturday.  I am giving away (both new and unmounted)Wonderfully Worn Background StampNetting Background StampThe winner’s name will be posted on my blog on Saturday 7/26/2014Thanks for stopping by today~~Rachel

Weekly Deals, 22 through 28 July 2014

Check out these deals! Bitty Banners Framelits Die [129267] $14.95 Sale: $11.21 Calypso Coral Celebration Add-On Kit [133431] $9.95 Sale: $7.46 Celebration Basics Kit [133007] $14.95 Sale: $11.21 Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon [130019] $8.95 Sale: $6.71 Curly Label Punch [119851] $16.95 Sale: $12.71 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch [119275] $15.95 Sale: $11.96 Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon [130015] $8.95 Sale: $6.71 Summer Happiness Kit – Digital Download [130076] $9.95… Read More »

I’m home!

I got home too late to post – I’ll try and have something on later day.  Thanks so much for your patience!

Convention Pictures

All the pictures of the card displays are up on my facebook page.  Check it out!  Artistic Designs by Rachel


Sorry I haven’t posted a lot of pictures but it’s so hectic during the day and then when we get back to the hotel, all I want to do is crash!I plan to take more close up of the cards tomorrow.  My cousin and roommate for each time I’ve been to convention.  She is a demonstrator from the Phoenix area.This is the bag everyone received.  It was filled with stamp… Read More »

Convention Bound!

I’m flying from Northwest Arkansas to Salt Lake City on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 for the always fun, always amazing, always worthwhile Stampin’ Up! Convention!As a way to thank all of you for picking me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I thought I would double the Frequency Buyer’s Points while I am at the Stampin’ Up! convention. I hope you are enjoying the free stamps you get when you collect… Read More »

Weekly Deals – I feel punchy

This week it’s all about punches!  Get my favorite punch – Scallop Edge Punch! 1″ Square Punch [124094] $15.95 Sale: $11.96 Gold Baker’s Twine [132975] $3.50 Sale: $2.63 Triangle Punch [133375] $15.95 Sale: $11.96 Little Labels Punch Pack [126881] $16.95 Sale: $12.71 Melon Mambo 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon [131207] $5.95 Sale: $4.46 Mini Metallic Clothespins [133320] $3.95 Sale: $2.96 Scallop Edge Border Punch [119882] $15.95 Sale: $11.96 Summer Smooches Kit –… Read More »

Masculine Monday – Very Grungy

The 13-piece Bring on the Cake stamp brush set is perfect for all ages.   The Birthday sentiments and stylings are vintage, modern, and everything in between.This card was made using Bring on the Cake Stamp Brush Set and the My Digital Studio.  It’s all digital except for the button and the base card.The splatters are part of the software from the My Digital Studio and not from Gorgeous Grunge or… Read More »

July Online Thank You Gift

Everyone that places a Stampin’ Up! order with me this month will receive the 12 Blendabilities Techniques Tutorial for FREE.12 Blendabilties Techniques -It’s time to unleash your inner artist! Discover the vibrant colors and beautiful shading you can create with alcohol markers!Explore the affordable and easy to coordinate color sets of the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Blendabilities alcohol marker 3-color sets!Receive your free tutorial and get ready to learn some… Read More »

Blendabilities Storage

My blendabilities storage came in! I bought it from Stamp N Storage where I’ve bought several of my ink pad and punch holders. I don’t have a card for you today.  I have conjunctivitis and don’t feel much like stamping.  And I still need to finish my swap cards AAAACCCCCKKKKK!!! Yes, I’m yelling!  Thanks for stopping by today!~~Rachel

Weekly Deals 8 July through 14 July 2014

Check out these deals – the gorgeous Gold Fancy Designer Foil Sheets are on sale for only $8.21! Weekly Deals  – 8 July 2014 through 14 July 2014 Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil$10.95Silver 1/8″ Ribbon$4.95Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape$4.95Retro Fresh This And That Journal$10.95Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon$8.95Artisan Label Punch$15.95Sweet Shop Kit – Digital Download$9.95Table by StampinBuddy. Try it FREE.

Bloom with Hope

There is story behind today’s card!When I was looking for seeds to plant flowers (like the ones across the street from our house – see picture above) around our mailbox, I thought I had picked up the seed packet for Black Eye Susans.I inadvertently  picked up the Sunflower Seed Packet.  My husband planted them thinking I wanted Sunflowers.  Didn’t realize I had the wrong ones until they started to bloom… Read More »

Masculine Monday – Happy Birthday Larry

Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!  It was beautiful around here – not too hot.Today’s card is for our friend, Larry.  He and David have been best buddies since the 1970′s and it’s easy to kid around with him.  He’s about 8 years younger so I thought it would be fun to send him this card.It’s so much easier to color in an image if you have… Read More »

Class Kits to go

I am offering a new service to my customers.  It’s Class Kits to Go.    You will get all the supplies sent to you ready for your cards to be assembled and it includes the envelopes!   If you don’t have the featured stamp sets, you can use almost any other stamp set and/or sentiment.These are the cards the ladies will be making at the class on Friday, 11 July… Read More »

Endless Birthday Wishes Now Available

I hope that you are enjoying your long weekend!WHOOOHOOO – The popular and versatile Endless Birthday Wishes (#137553) is now available again!  Get yours before it runs out!~~Rachel

Happy Birthday Rachel

This is the reason I make cards!   When I make cards for my kids, grandkids and close friends, I always personalize it which means I may buy outside Stampin’ Up! for that perfect image.  In this case, I found a digital image of a DJ (my grandson Tanner’s hobby) and made a card for his birthday.  You can view it here.    I received a text from my grandson below thanking… Read More »

Weekly Deals

Check out this week’s hot deals.  The Sequin Trim and Silver Baker’s Twine is on sale!2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers$14.957/8″ Circle Scallop Punch$12.95Gold Sequin Trim$4.95Label Bracket Punch$15.95Neutrals Designer Buttons$7.95Silver Baker’s Twine$3.50Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum$10.95Summer Home Digital Kit – Digital Download$14.95Table by StampinBuddy. Try it FREE.Clicking on the link will take you to my Stampin’ Store!Thanks for stopping by today!

Customer Appreciation

When you order all 6 sets of Blendabilities shown below,  I will send you the Memento Pad and Refill ($10 value) because I want to say thank you to my customers for trying out these amazing new markers!   Click on the video below to see Stampin’ UP! videos (several) on various ways to use this exciting new products.Videos on Blendabilities: Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Cherry Cobbler Assortment$11.95Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Markers Coastal Cabana… Read More »

Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free!

During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you’ll get one free.  That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra–did we mention FREE?– DSP!  Keep in mind:There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you (or your customer) will receive one free.To get your free DSP, enter it in… Read More »

Blendabilities are here – order yours today!

The wait is over!   Stampin’ Up! has officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers!   These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors.   We recommend using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will… Read More »