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
Follow on Bloglovin

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
Follow on Bloglovin

Saturday, July 5, 2014

You Stole My Heart

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July weekend! Yesterday my hubby and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary! awwww I made him a cheesy and colorful card to celebrate.

A summer citrus love card for my man! The card was also inspired by the current Newton's Nook Inky Paws Challenge.

All stamps are from Newton's Nook "Sweetheart Tails" set. I stamped the heart border multiple times in fun citrus hues. The raccoon and squirrel were colored with Copic markers and placed on a journal card from Basic Grey. I finished it off with some lime polka dot ribbon from May Arts.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

<3 Rachel
Follow on Bloglovin