Dear Friend

  Can you believe that this is the first time I've used the Tangerine Tango card stock since I purchased it!   And I thought that Raspberry Tart went perfect with it!  What do you think?  The stamp is from Dear Friend, Level 1 Hostess Set. I colored the image with a blender pen and ink pads and then lightly spritzed it with water before stamping on Whisper White card stock. … Read More »

Therapeutic Effects of Scrapbooking

I thought I'd share this with you – from Companies Focus On Therapeutic Effects of Scrapbooking As the economic recession leads to a rise in depression (or at least has many people feeling "down"), some scrapbook companies are choosing to focus their marketing efforts on highlighting the therapeutic effects of scrapbooking. Big Picture Scrapbooking, the site started by Simple Scrapbooks magazine founding editor Stacy Julian which offers online education… Read More »

Blog Candy Giveaway

I have some blog candy to give away on 1 May 2009.  If you would like to enter, check out my SU Blog, Stamping by Rachel. Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter the contest! Thanks

Stamp Camp on Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Don't forget about Stamp Camp on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 at my home.  The camp starts at 12:00 and ends at 3:00 pm. I have a couple of spots left, so if you are interested, please let me know right away! or (479) 875-7453 Thanks and hope to see you there!

Simple Pleasures

After my brayer class (with Michelle Zindorf of Freedom in Creating) on Friday, I had to go to the new Michael's in Fort Smith, AR.  It was huge!  I found pattern paper by K&Company that was absolutely beautiful called Brenda Walton Designer Paper (8.5 x 8.5 pad).  All the paper in this pad is vintage looking and did I say beautiful??? The stamp is by Impression Obsession and is called… Read More »

 Recently my friend Jane went to California.  Before she left, I told her to try two things while in California.  One was In N Out Burger and the other was See's Candy.  I was going to ask her to bring me back a burger from In N Out, but I didn't think it would last (LOL).  She brought me back the cutest little box (see above) that was filled with… Read More »

Candy Blog Giveaway

I forgot to feature this post so that it stays at the top until the of the contest.  Remember, sign up for my newsletter and I'll enter your name into a drawing for a gift certificate of $25.00 for Stampin' Up! products.  If you are already a subscriber, your name will be automatically entered into the contest. I'll draw a name on 1 May 2009 using This post will stay… Read More »

Branch Out

What a nice simple design for Branch Out. As you may know, I usually make flowery cards but lately I've been buying the more modern stamp sets, such as this one and Fifth Avenue Floral.  I've had fun playing with them – now I all I have to do is order some of the bold bright designer series paper Washington Apple or Rockabilly Specialty. I might with the special we are… Read More »

Soft Summer

  I know that dogwoods are either white or pink but I could not resist making one in blue!  The main image was stamped in brown stazon and colored in using reinkers and a blender pen.  Using post it notes, I softly sponged blue on the card stock leaving a white border.  The sentiment was mounted on stampin' dimensionals so that it would create a soft shadow.  What do you… Read More »

Happy Father’s Day

Today's post is for Jazzy Inspirations Challenge #10.  The challenge is based off artist Justin Bua artwork called Piano Man II and the colors we used this week are Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, Creamy Caramel and Real Red.  Check out what the other jazzy cats creations – they did an awesome job! To participate, click on here (Jazzy Inspirations), and link up your card using Mr. Linky no later… Read More »