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December 31, 2014

How 'Bout A Little Challenge Today???

Happy New Year's Eve!!!  Today is my oldest daughter's birthday, and she is turning 17!!!!!!!!  I can't believe it!

I am happy to announce that I am starting off the new year on a new design team!!  And I know you all love this place as much as I do..... 7 Kids College Fund!!!


The challenge for the next two weeks is-

Anything Goes!!!

Just be sure to use a stamp carried in the 7 Kids College Fund Store 
to be eligible for the prize! 

I have used a sassy little Uptown Girl from Stamping Bella-
Faith The Fairy!
I thought the bubbly patterned paper from the
Echo Park Pad-Creative Agenda
suited her bubbly personality!

Copics I used-
Skin- E13, E21, E51, E50, R01
Hair- E53, E55, E57
Dress- BG18, BG23, BG11
C3, C1, BG000
Crown- Y26, Y28



The challenge ends at midnight (MST)
January 13th.

Head on over here,
and check out all of the inspriation
from the design team!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Rachel

December 24, 2014

Time for some winners!!

Merry Christmas Eve!!!!!!  My kids can barely stand the wait!!!  Thank goodness they get Grandma and Grandpa gifts today!!!

Time to give out some blog candy!!!

First winner-
(Fairest)

#7- Grace

Second winner-
(Tress)

#2- Tara


Third winner-
(Slumber)

#5- Faye


Congrats to all of you!!!  Please email me at raparys@gmail.com
with your address!!

I love all of my blogging friends, and truly appreciate your kind comments!
Happy Holidays to all of you!!!!

I do have another card to share today!!  (don't worry, I am almost out of Xmas card pics!!)


Pay no mind to the background, I was in a hurry!!  lol!
This is Sugar Nellie-

She is heavenly.

Merry Christmas to everyone!!  I hope you get everything on your wishlist!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel




December 23, 2014

Onto my first of many....

Today will be short and sweet.  I am having 3, yes 3 Christmas dinners!!!  Today will be celebrating with my bestie and her family, Christmas Eve, my family, and Christmas day with the in-laws!!  I feel very fortunate to have so many to celebrate the holidays with!!

That being said, the next couple of posts will be quick and to the point.

Here's the card I would like to share with you today-

After all, he is the reason for the season!




There is something moving about this image,
it gives me warm fuzzies.

Don't forget about my blog candy here!! (ends tonight at midnight, MST.)

Now, go finish wrapping those last few gifts, and have a sugar cookie, or two for me!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Rachel


December 21, 2014

It's almost here....

The past week has been a total blur!!!  Sick kiddo and DH, wrapping presents, planning menus for 3 Christmas dinners, etc....

No matter how early I start, it never seems to be enough!  LOL!

At some point you have to stop, be happy with what you have accomplished, and start enjoying the last few days leading up to the big event.

I haven't even been able to photograph a lot of my crafty gifts/cards, but I am satisfied knowing that everything I give is definitely from the heart.

Here is another Xmas card to share with you-

I seriously could not get enough of the Christmas critters
that I purchased from CC Designs this year!
This guy is Reindeer Lights.

I have a soft spot for reindeer/moose-s.

Believe it or not, there wasn't a stitch of patterned paper
on this whole card!  (GASP!)
I cut him out with the stitched journal die from Lawn Fawn.
I also used a heart strip die from the Reverse Confetti
Love Notes die set.
LoveNote


Time for me to take care of the aftermath of Christmas crafting in my craft-room, can't see a single tabletop right now!

Don't forget to check out my blog candy if you haven't seen it already!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rachel

December 20, 2014

5 Days And Counting!!

My girls have been very vigilant, making sure the Christmas count-down blocks are on the appropriate number every day!!  Yep, it's almost here!

Today I have a few cards to share, but I also have some blog candy to share!

First, I have some more of those CC Designs Penguins that I just can't get enough of!!!

I made a few 4x4 cards.  I am a solid A2 kind of girl,
but I decided to live on the edge and make a few different
sizes to mix things up!

He is from the Sweet Penguins set.

I used a lot of scraps for this.  The bow was made on
my Cameo.

This little fella is from the Holiday Penguins set.
He is actually supposed to be standing on an ornament,
but I decided to remove the ornament and just have him
holding the lights.

Again, totally made from scraps.

Because these were a different size than what I normally do,
I had to find an envelope I could make on my Cameo.

Ok, ok, enough of the penguins!

I have 3, brand spankin' new TGF stamps to giveaway to some lucky followers!!

It's actually the first 3 Super Secret Stamps!!  

#1

 #2

 #3

Want to win one?
Here's how-

1.  You must be a follower of this blog.
2.  Spread the word!!  Your blog, FB, whatever!!
(not mandatory, but helpful.)
3.  Leave me a comment on which one is your favorite stamp!

I will pick 3 winners!
(1 stamp each.)

The winners will be announced on Christmas Eve!
(December 24th)

Good luck!!

Rachel



December 19, 2014

Merry Friday!!!

Last weekend before Christmas!!!  Thank goodness I am done and do not need to go back out for Christmas presents!!  (can't even imagine what the stores will be like this weekend!)

I have two quick cards to share with you today!

The first is a combination of Lawn Fawn, and Sweet Stamp Shop images-

Who wouldn't like a jar full of cookies!!??
The jar-
The cookies-



The patterned paper is from Allison Kreft (Webster's Pages)
It's Christmas-
The stitched oval die is from Lil' Inkers-
The banner for the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti-
TagMe300
And the sentiment is from Paper Smooches-

Here is one more quick card-

This little fella is from the Keep Cozy set from
And the patterned paper is from Crate Papers
Bundled up-
(I have a serious hoarding problem with this particular
paper pad....)

That's all for today folks!!  I have to finish up gift card holders, bags, etc.....

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Rachel

December 17, 2014

You Two Are Adorable!!!

Rough week!!  Ugh.  Maddie was sent home from school on Monday with a fever, and has been sick ever since!!!  Only good thing about this, she is getting it out of the way for Christmas!!  lol!

Needless to say, I am super way behind on Christmas stuff now!!  Oh well, what can you do!

Today I have one of the most adorable images everrrrrrrrrr!!!  She is from Sugar Nellie, and this image is called Hazel and Nutty.

They are just the sweetest pair!!!

I stuck with colors from the R's.

The patterned paper is from Fancy Pants Oh Deer pad.
(my favorite ever of all-time!!)
I die cut the image out with the Stitched Journaling Die
from Lawn Fawn.
The button, twine, sentiment and mistletoe are all from my stash.

I am off to make up for lost time!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rachel

December 15, 2014

Special Delivery!!

The kids are off at school, time to get the gifts out and start wrapping!!!!!!!!  I only have 4 days to get this all finished before they are on Christmas break!

I have a fun card today that I put together with some stamps from the Sweet Stamp Shop!  This is a cute little Christmas set that is unfortunately retired. (sorry)


Love this paper, it's Allison Kreft Designs from
Websters Pages, It's Christmas.

Made a zazzy little hole through the front of the card!
(I know, I live on the edge.)

Kept it totally simple and only added the little
flowers with the pearls for embellishment.

No time to chat!!  I have some gifts calling my name!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Rachel