Wednesday, October 31, 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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Happy Halloween from the Fur Babies

I'm so excited this day is finally here, because I get to share my Halloween fur baby pictures with everyone :)

Peanut and Pumpkin are divas for Halloween!

And I guess Meeko is a concerned bumble bee :)

Have a safe and fun Halloween and last day of October

<3 Rachel w k
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Jotty, Jot, Jot

We're in the middle of hurricane Sandy here in Connecticut. But as long as I've still got power (which yes, I do) I will blog this night away :)

This little card is one of the quickest I've ever made, and I actually like it! I am entering it in the Moxie Fab "Journaling Card Challenge" and CAS-ual Friday "Kraft On" challenge.

First I have to show you my adorable Meeko (oh hey follow me on instagram @rwkrafts)...

He's soooo squishable! Love him :)

Now the card...

There are three different journal cards used: two from K&Co Smash pad "blank" and one from Kaiser craft "seaside". The chipboard exclamation is from an old DCWV chipboard set and a random brad from Oriental Trading Co.

Stay safe from winds!

<3 Rachel w k
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Val de Victorian

Oh Moxie Fab. You give me such inspiration but such challenges sometimes. I made this card the first day the challenge was posted (three weeks ago) and there was something I just didn't like. So it sat on the desk. I stared at it a lot. I didn't do anything to it. So on the last day of the challenge, I just give in and post it.

The picture is amazing, the colors are unique and gorgeous. My crafty mojo just couldn't walk up that damned victorian hill!

materials: pattern paper from October Afternoon "calkwalk". stamps from Paper Smooches "good gab" "hang ups" and "promenade". Copics. Memento brown ink.

I hope you all are safe from the storm

<3 Rachel w k
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Play Date Cafe #155

Happy Thursday and happy Play Date Cafe day! The color story this week is just beautiful, and we have an amazing sponsor that I'm sure many of you love :)
Make any project (cards, cakes, jewelry, home decor... anything!) using Mint, Gold, and Leather

I received the stamp set "Think Vacation" by Technique Tuesday which has fabulous beachy images and they stamped perfectly the very first time. I pretty much fell in love immediately :)

Here's my happy vacation card using these stamps and the color story...

Happy Creating!

<3 Rachel w k
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Gracias Birdie

Halloween cards are being written and dropped in the mailbox... so that means, no more Halloween cards for now :)

This card was made for the Paper Smooches Sparks photo challenge and the CAS-ual Fridays challenge "over the edge"

I pulled out an oldie but goodie DCWV paper set "lemon flower", and Paper Smooches stamp sets "Spring Groves" and "Good Gab". The card was finished off with Liquid Pearls, twine, and foam dots.

These are very late-night photos... maybe I should invest in a light box?

<3 Rachel W K

p.s. You have until midnight tonight to enter in the Play Date Cafe anniversary challenge! Tons of priiiizzes!!
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Sunday, October 21, 2012

October Stack-a-Holic

I made three scrapbook pages today... that's more than I've done in the past 3 months woohooo

This is my entry for the DCWV October Stack-a-Holic challenge. I used papers from the Mainstreet Stack.

Here is the sketch:

I printed two instagram photos from this autumn. The "do it" memo is from K & Co Smashbook notepads, and I punched the top with a good ol' normal hole puncher.

Happy Autumn 2012! I'm not at all prepared for winter :(

<3 Rachel w k
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Play Date Cafe #154 ANNIVERSARY


I'm sure all you challenge lovers know what a big deal this is, and we have 5 days work of celebration for everyone! AND the blog has a brand new look and new badges, be sure to check it out!

Please add the new badge to your bloggy... we will be visiting blogs and giving away prizes randomly to people who add the badge :)

And this week's challenge color story is mulberry, grape, and flame

I thought a celebration card was in order (duh)

materials: paper smooches "metropolis", dcwv "colorful life", bazzil basics, memento black ink, orange stickles, foam tape

And for even more celebration... the Play Date Cafe has invited back some alumni to create their own projects. Be sure to join in the celebration, check out the sponsors, and win some prizes!!!

Happy Anniversary to the Play Date Cafe. I'm so happy to be celebrating with you :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Peace on earth

My hubs is out of town, so I've been using my time rearranging the house :) I'm trying my best to get rid of a couch I hate, but no luck so far

The Paper Smooches Sparks challenge this week is a sketch
I'm also entering this into the Moxie Fab christmas card challenge

I used some new 6x6 paper by My Mind's Eye, Paper Smooches "christmas sampler" and "swanky snowdudes"

<3 Rachel w k
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Play Date Cafe #153

Welcome back to another beautiful color story from the Play Date Cafe! This week we have bubble gum, pear, and tangerine... which just so happen to be my wedding colors (aw)

I made a pretty trendy card, full of neon and chevron

materials: studio calico chevron mask, paper smooches sentiment, dylusions spray inks, button, pink paislee twine

Make sure to stop in and play! We are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp this week :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Snowy Texture

One of the cards I made during world card making day was for the Lawnscaping texture challenge. I had a lot of fun reaching inside my kindergarten-self and using cotton balls for snow :)

Here's a little snowy scene...

There's kinda too much going on here, but it was a lot of fun to make and I think it'll make someone smile, at least :)

Texture includes: cotton ball snow, glitter, twine, glossy accents on the lolli, embossed sentiment, and pearls. Ya... too much? too bad!

materials: lawn fawn "critters in the snow" and "sweet christmas", paper smooches "christmas sampler", copics, cotton ball, we r memory keepers twine, oriental trading pearls, glossy accents, silver stickles, cheap embossing powder in teal, memento ink "tuxedo black", versamark

But I really hope we get a light snowy winter this year. Keep those fingers crossed

<3 Rachel w k
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Sunday, October 7, 2012

eek... a side step card

Entry number 2 for the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge...

 It's been a long long time since I made a side-step card!!! And I remembered why... this damn thing took 2.5 hours to make. Sigh

This was the inspiration photo...

Lots of autumn trees and creepy creatures and autumn colors

materials: paper smooches "spookalicious" "spring groves", hero arts "mi casa", dcwv harvest glitter paper, bazzil card stock, copics, stazon ink, memento ink

I do think it's pretty cute, though 

<3 Rachel w k

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Hello foxy

Entry number 1 for Paper Smooches Sparks challenge ...

This photo inspiration is so great, and with the Chilly Chums stamp set I just received, I had to join in!

This little (chubby?) fox is the only reason I bought the set. He's squeezable cute

materials: paper smooches "chilly chums", copics, recollections "night and fall" paper, memento ink "tuxedo black", twine, button, fiskars corner punch

<3 Rachel w k
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Love ya, Girl!

Happy World Card Making Day!! I've spent a good portion of the day gettin' inky at my desk. It's late on a Saturday night, but I couldn't let the day go by without a card to share!

This girly pink card was made for CAS-ual Fridays to celebrate the women in your life, and the Paper Smooches World Card Making Day challenges to include pink and make a one layer card. These are for breast cancer awareness month during the month of October...

materials: Paper Smooches stamps "smoocheroos" and "chit chat", bazzil basics cardstock, pink stickles, black pen, memento ink "tuxedo black", copic markers

Happy WCMD and make sure to share the love with all those ladays in your liiife :)

<3 Rachel w k
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Friday, October 5, 2012

Lawnscaping Fall Blog Hop!

Welcome to the fall 2012 Lawnscaping blog hop! I am lucky to be sandwiched between two VERY talented ladies! You should have arrived here from my first every bloggy friend, Kari. Our hop runs from October 5 through October 7, so you have time to comment on all the blogs for a chance to win some amazing prizes!

Our theme is fall and this lovely inspiration photo...

I created a simple card using autumn colors and Lawn Fawn sets "flutter by" and "gnome sweet gnome"

Thanks for hopping along! Your next stop is Tamara's blog. If you get lost along the way, just visit the Lawnscaping blog for a complete list of designers and info on amazing prizes!

<3 Rachel w k
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