Thursday, November 29, 2012

Retro Christmas

I came home from work today to a random power outage that lasted a solid 4 hours. The only thing that got me through my work day was knowing I could come home to drink some wine and get crafty... but craftiness is quite difficult in candle-light. Ok, so my point is... I'm posting this at 11:00 at night and that's why. At least I have power.

This is my FIRST TIME joining the Retro Sketches Challenge. I enjoyed the sketch, especially at 10pm when I needed some inspiration :)


This Christmas card uses The Craft's Meow stamps, Recollections "Jingle Bells" stack, and Recollection washi tapes.




I would love to invite you all back on December 1st for some holiday fun!! See you then :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Play Date Cafe #159

It's the best Play Date Cafe challenge out there!! It's time for a color splash!!!!!!!

This time, we have a lovely splash of maroon...


Perfect colors for the season, amirite?




The stamps used are Paper Smooches "Warm Hearts" and "Christmas Sampler" colors with Copic markers. Patterned papers are from Authentique and My Mind's Eye.

We can't wait to see what you create for this color splash challenge! Have fun and create whatever type of project you want :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Monday, November 26, 2012

My Meeko

I'm just squeezing in this post on time for the DCWV November Stack-a-holic challenge! I didn't have to many event pictures, so I created a love page for my Meeko... my adorable pup that I love so much :)


 I used all papers from DCWV "Carnival Stack" (easily one of my favies!... check out my last layout using this stack right here) and the yellow glitter paper is from DCWV "Glitter Stack". This was the sketch...


 beauty shots...





This is the closest I've ever been to crafting a banner for a card/layout. Little hearts are from Amy Tangerine stickers. Heart stamp is from Lawn Fawn. I have no idea where the rub on letters are from (maybe Oriental Trading Co?) and the punched border is EK Success.

Don't shop too much this cyber Monday ;)

<3 Rachel w k
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Tag! You're it

It's time for tags! The season is calling for gift tags of all types. I was mixed between holiday tags and Valentine's tags (I'm getting way too ahead here), so I did some of both.

The Lawnscaping Challenge this week is Tags





I used Lawn Fawn sets "My Silly Valentine" and "Sweet Christmas" and "Love 'n Breakfast". All were punched with a Fiskars scallop punch and good ol' hole punch. Coloring is with Prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits.



Happy NCAA rivalry weekend :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving - Autumn Weather

Happy Thanksgiving!

Please enjoy my favorite video from The Onion. "Meteorologists predict worst Autumn ever".... hilarious


And you have one more week to enter in the Play Date Cafe color story!


<3 Rachel w k
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

With Gratitude

Tonight I'm sharing a Paper Smooches Sparks challenge entry. This week is a cool shades color challenge. I paper pieced the acorn and stamped the sentiment. Done-zo


I actually really like this card :) I'm going to send it to my sister-in-law who was gracious enough to let us stay in her home in Nashville for a few days :)

Sparks challenge colors
I used Paper smooches "Falling for you" set and "chit chat" set. Papers are from Echo Park "everyday eclectic" pad.

Two days till Thanksgiving! Yayayay!



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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Autumn greetings

I am totally putting off this big trip to the grocery store. It's already my least favorite place to go, and on a busy weekend before Thanksgiving? No thank you.

So I'm procrastinating with craftiness. This Tuesday Trigger photo has gorgeous autumn colors, which I used to make a holiday card 





The stamp is Paper Smooches "Christmas Sampler" heat embossed in a rich red powder. All paper is bazzil basics. The little gem pearls are from Oriental Trading Co :)


Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. The trip to the grocery store is my least favorite :(

<3 Rachel w k
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Holiday Cheer

I've got a quick Friday night post. I made this card for the Paper Smooches Sparks sketch challenge and the CAS-ual Friday "torn" challenge... although the CAS challenge is long over so I kinda missed the mark there :)


Cute little ironic walrus.


I used Paper Smooches "chilly chums" and "christmas sampler". Papers are Bazzil basics, washi tape is from K & Company

TGIF

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Play Date Cafe #158

Happy Play Date Cafe day and one week until Thanksgiving!!!!!! My favorite holiday :)

This week our colors are Rose, Eucalyptus, and Slate. And our amazing sponsor is Scorpal.


I made a very quick card that can be used for different occasions. The images are Amy Tangerine



Clearly my interpretation of "rose" is much darker than the challenge image! But that's the great thing about PDCC... use the colors how YOU see them... have fun! You have TWO WEEKS for this challenge so you can craft your Thanksgiving break away :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Play Date Cafe #157

Hello Thursday and two weeks til Thanksgiving day yaaay! We have a gorgeous color story full of rich purples today at the Play Date Cafe, please join in the fun!

This week's colors are Plum, Fushia, Wisteria


I made an ATC this time. I needed to let out some crafty steam, and there's no better way than to spray ink!


The spray inks are Dylusians "bubblegum pink" and "crushed grape" with drops of blue dye ink from Ranger. All stamps are from Oriental Trading Co (cost me $4!).

I can't wait to see your creations with these fabulous colors!

<3 Rachel w k
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Travel the World Wednesday: Nashville

Oh, how long it has been! today we're traveling to Nashville, Tennessee!

Matt and I had the lovely opportunity to visit his sister over the weekend in Nashville. I'm not familiar with the south, but I loved every minute of it! Even if we didn't get our honky tonkin' in this visit.










Happy Hump Day! Have you ever visited Tennessee?? What was your favorite place? We definitely intend to go back soon!

<3 Rachel w k
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Play Date Cafe #156

Happy Play Date Cafe day!!! There are yummy autumn colors for you to enjoy this week... cinnamon, squash, vanilla, and sage. AND we are sponsored by DRS Designs, who supplied us with high quality rubber stamps to enjoy  :)


I used DRS Design stamps "Tree Line Border" and "Let it Snow" with some basic colored cardstock.



The trees were stamped in brown and icicle stickles were added to the hills. I used sand paper to distress the edges of the red paper. The emboss power was a mixture of Martha Stewart and Recollections bronze and gold powders.

Make sure to join us in the Cafe this week. Remember, you can make WHATEVER YOU WANT as long as it's inspired by these colors :) Have fun!

<3 Rachel w k
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