Friday, July 25, 2014

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Christmas in July! We want to jump start your holiday crafting so there's no final rush when the holiday season is here. We're making fun festive projects using products we enjoy. Make sure to hop along to get inspired... and what's Christmas with GIFTS? Of course, there is blog candy along the way!

You should have arrived here from DONNA'S blog, which is the starting place for our hop.

I have an adorable little snowman card and gift tag to get you in the holiday spirit

Ain't he cute?! I used stamps and matching dies from Hero Arts "Snow Much Joy" and the paper is My Mind's Eye "Marketstreet" collection. I colored the snowman with Copic markers and added some Stickle glitter accents.

I also made this simple gift tag with another snowman from the stamp set.

Giveaway time! Just leave me a comment by Monday July 28th for your chance to win this goodie box! Easy as that :)

Your next stop is the lovely LALO!

Rachel Kleinman (That's me!)
Darnell Knauss
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm Back!

I haven't abandoned you all, I promise! The crazy July vacation month is finally wrapping up. It's been tough to stay out of the craft room for so many days at a time :( We just returned from an amazing trip to Maine, and what a beautiful state it is. It's always sad to leave!

I'm sharing some cards using the last two Stamps of the Week from Unity. First up is the itty bitty "Hello Gorgeous".

I loved coloring this image with Copic markers. It is such a beautiful stamp!

I die cut the image with this detailed frame from Spellbinders. Then I wove brown jute cord throughout the inner circles of the frame.

Next up is the current Stamp of the Week, "3 Shrooms". There are so many ways to color this image (just check the gallery on the Unity site!) but I opted to keep them traditional little shroomies.

The tag stamp is from the July 2014 SMAK kit. I colored the image with Copics and added some Icicle Stickles to the cream areas. The sentiment banner was distressed with Scattered Straw ink. Before adhering all the pieces, I used modeling paste to get the grid texture on the background.

And you know I couldn't leave without some adorable Maine photos of my puppies, right? Enjoy :)

Thanks for coming back with me!

<3 Rachel
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Friday, July 11, 2014

Make a Wish, and Vacation Photos!

I warned you all that July would be a spotty bloggy month! Hubs and I got back from our anniversary trip to the Catskills, which was lovely, and now my parents are here visiting me! Woohoo! I'll be posting some pictures at the end of this :)

Yesterday brought us a brand new Unity {Be Inspired} Challenge! Which also means there's a new sentiment kit, and it's my favorite one yet. I'm also linking up with Unity Friend with Flair!Make a Wish

To create the card, I first paired up this beautiful 'Make a wish and set it free' with a blowing dandelion. I die cut the image with the Lawn Fawn Journal die and then blended Distress Inks to match the color challenge. The distress inks used are Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, and Dried Marigold. I added water drops for the fun bokeh look. Lastly, I drew over the sentiment with Stickles and added glitter around the dandelion.

Now some pictures from our trip!

Waterfall in Woodstock, NY

Phoenicia, NY

Have a beautiful weekend. I'm headed to Maine!

<3 Rachel
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