Monday, December 17, 2012

New Steampunks at SBS!!! Classic Collection 4

My first official DT project is All Hallows Read over at Simply Betty Stamps  Love this new line and this image was perfect for a Do Not Disturb for when I working on my DT stuff.

Hope you like them Now Head over to to see what everyone else has done.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Secret Santa Blog Post Woo Hoo

Hi all hope you are enjoying our fun secret santa blog hop!!!  Now you should have reached me by way of Ginger.  If not Hop on over to Betty's and start from the beginning.  
Before I show you my Santa's card I also want to add that being a gift giving hop I have decided to give one lucky person a hop gift as well.  All you have to do is become a follower of mine and leave a comment to enter.  
Now on to my Santa gift.  Corinne Jones was my Secret Santa, now just look at the lovely card she sent me...

 My gift from Corinne was an SBS gift certificate.  It took me awhile to decide, but I used that to help purchase the new Betty Burlesque set.  Thank you Corinne it was a lovely gift but even better of a gift is the friendship you have given me since I have joined the fan group, I cherish that more than any amount of money (well unless maybe I would win a big powerball lottery or something :)lol just kidding) Now for everyone else your next stop should be Lisa.  If you joined me in the middle of the hop, or you have gotten lost along the way, here is the list to start from.  Below is a picture the gift YOU could win.

Betty Roberts, Vanessa Bland, BreAnn McFarland

Rio Judy Ford

Corinne Jones

Trish Sakulich

Sheri Loatwall

Louise Mann

Kelly Millett

Trudie Howard

Anita Blake

Anda Nicolson

Robin Bogle

Ginger Paige

Rachel Mutchler

Lisa Nelson

Emily Candy

Erin Fairclough

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer

Marie Franklin

Kathy Gillon

Stacey Stratis

Katrina Benton

Here is the picture of my Hop "gift prize" It is an 8 pc set that contains 4 icon stamps, 1border stamp, 2 page corners  and 1 background stamp. Everyone who leaves a comment and is a follower will be entered into a drawing to win this.  However as a bonus with every 10 followers I will add in a little extra surprise....Happy start to the Holiday season!!!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Steampunk release at SBS woohoo

Welcome to Release Day for the new Steampunk images offered at Simply Betty !

   Here is my project:
The image I got to play with is called Ligeia and it is gorgeous!  I colored her with my copics all the draping is Amazing  I chose to alter an old wooden cigar box.  Window to my soul is what the title would be as I can fill it with trinkets that are important to me.

Now if you have reached me by way of Louise
you are on the right track.  If not here is the complete list so you can enjoy all the projects and new images.  I am the caboose of this train today so if you have already hopped through I sure hope you enjoyed the ride!!! (p.s. don't forget to leave a little love by way of the comment section for all the fabulously talented ladies you just visited)
Huggs for now Rachel

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Last day of the 13 days of Halloween Challenge Boohoo

Hi all I hope you had a wonderful and safe Halloween.  Here is my last entry for the challenge over at Betty's .  It is pretty late as this one was difficult as I had 3 kids sick last week.  Chris missed 4 days of school, Kyle 3and a half and Emily 2.  Pretty crazy.  Anyway this one was a TRICK or TREAT challenge.   
Rules:     Trick or Treat!
Show us a favorite Trick (technique) or give us a Treat.  Without further ado here is my project.  I decided to make a Halloween Advent Calendar, with a twist ( no numbers)  The idea is that each drawer is filled with either a trick or a treat..... I have squiggly snakes in a drawer, viles of goo, spiders etc... then candy in some drawers.  Some drawers contain little notes like let's go for ice cream or tirck like time to clean your room.  Lots of fun.
 Here is the top I decided to use Lil Pumpkin Lilly and Skeleton Oscar Colored with copics.  I added my trick or treat sentiment and a skeleton buddy and embossed some potion stamps to create a full shelf Lily needed more of a treat so on her side I gave her a little flower rosette.

 Here is a pic with some drawers open and goodies spilling out.
 This is what the little notes look like, not all have skeleton buddies.
One more picture with Emily's glow in the dark skittles ghost holder to show you can sit things on the top shelf.

This was so much work but it was fun work.  I made 9 drawer bases with 9 shelf dividers.  Then made 26 small drawers and 5 larger drawers.  I had to put all the drawer bases together then hand draw the top all before decorating.  
Thank you so much to Betty and the awesome DT for all the fun 13 day projects. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Betty's Blog Hop

So if you are familiar with Simply Betty Stamps then you should also be aware of the "Betty" lines.  I adore this line so when Betty decided to do a hop of course I was in :D
Now you should have reached me by way of  Trish if not hop back over to Betty's and start at the beginning.  I also have the complete list below in case you get lost. Now on with the "show".

So I had a hard time choosing which image to use so I decided to do 3 I have not done before or in a while.
First up, New Year Betty, I just received this clear stamp in the mail so this is the first I have done with her.  I colored her with copics then paper pieced her dress out of gold glitter paper.  I placed her on a New idea book
 Next is Valentine Betty I colored with copics created a frame with framelit dies from SU.  Embossed foil paper and added some pearls.  Loove it
 This is Betty wicked sorceress
 Last but not least my Daughter decided to add one of her favorite Betty's to the hop as well.  So here is Emily's Harley Betty card.

Hope you liked our contributions, we really do love so many of the Betty's we can't pick just one so these are 4 you have not seen here before.  Here is the complete list so get to hoppin and please leave a little love for all as we have some super talented ladies here.
Huggs Rachel and Emmy

1: Betty
2: Trudie
3: Katrina
4: Celina
5: Kelly
6: Beth
7: Trish
9. Louise
10. Anita
11. Dena

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Welcome to Betty's Birthday Blog Hop

We all Love Betty at SBS so much we are doing a Birthday Blog Hop.  Now you should have reached me by way of Trish if not here is the full list have fun and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETTY (early)

Michelle K.
Michelle S.
Tammy O.

I used Cupcake Lola and Birthday Princess Rio

Now on to my little Emmy for her card .

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

13 Days of Halloween, Day 12

Next to the last challenge and I am so sad. Here is my newest entry today's rules are :
Now a "haunting" you will go...
Haunted places, include a Haunted House in your project.

My project is a picture frame with a mostly black and white theme.  the background is an awesome spooky photo from   Mary E. McIntyre and the following link: 
is the website you should go and check out.   The Simply Betty Images I chose to use are Sally Chibi and Skellington.  I colored them with copics W1,3,5 and 7.  I used the same background to create the home sweet home sentiment.  I also used my cricut and happy hauntings to cut out my haunted house. 
I hope you like my take have a super day and come in and check out

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Card 2 for day 11 (Key to my heart)

So for this card I chose to use the caramel and lime green color combo.  I used Jack Jack and Pipper from the burtonweenes line.  They are colored with Copic's and are just the perfect pair!

This is for come check out the fun!!!!!

Another Simply Betty Release Day

Hi all soo sorry this was not up earlier.  I am completely re-posting as my original will not post :(  I hope you have reached me by way of
 My image was Wise Brittany I added a camel as my background as it seemed fitting.  I colored the sky blue then used a snowflake stamp to simulate stars.  I then kept my card simple with 1 layer behind her.  I place all on a foil star paper symbolizing the Holy night.
Now I do hope you like her and I'll send you off to
 Head on over to Betty's for the beginning of the hop.

You will not want to miss a chance at this gorgeous her store address is also

Here is the complete list


Day 11 SCC challenge

The 13 days of challenges are almost over :( boohoo come check out and join in before the end.

The new challenge is a "sweet" one.  We are to use the colors of candy corn or caramel apples as inspiration.  My first card (I'm hoping to make another before time runs out) I took this very literal.  I colored Pumpkin carving Alex with my Copic markers.  I stamped an older candy corn stamp multiple times with versa mark then embossed with a black powder.  I then colored the parts of the corn and then embossed again with a clear powder in order to give it a shine.  Hope you like it.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Day 10 Challenge SCC

The new rules at were:

Ghouls, Killers, and Witches on the big screen use any non "Persona" image (for example Morticia Betty, Betty Addams and the like) and make it resemble your favorite Favorite Movie ghoul, ghost, witch, or scary persona

Okay so for my project I went back into my childhood.  For a little background my Mom never let us watch scary movies.  The movie that scared me as a little kid was Witch Mountain.  I know, I know, that's not a scarey movie you say.  I was freaked out by kids that had "powers"  as I got older I liked the movie but this was the extent of my "scary" growing up.

So for my card I used Betty's We Come In Peace Brittany.     I found a photo from the film and added Brittany as the little sister.  Hope you like her.
I colored Brittany with Copics, I also colored the background to make a night sky and lightly stamped some snowflake to be stars in the sky.  I love this quote and decided it went well with Brittany here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spooky Welcome SCC Day 9 of 13

Here is my new challenge project!  I made a sign for my family (M for Mutchler).  Check out the challenges at Betty has awesome images and it's tons and tons of fun!!!!
                                          Rules:  Stripes...Witches Stockings or Stripes....

My project started like this:
 and this is what I have done with it: 

I used Witchy Boo Betty and made a Orange and black striped flower and added a lil bling to the middle.

 This was a free clipart banner that I added welcome to and added some color with my Copic E97.  I also added the skeleton to the center.
 I tried to make a Voodoo looking hat for the top!
Hope you like my "Spooky Welcome"

Monday, October 22, 2012

Day 8 at SCC

Directions :
Skeleton Dance... Color and element challenge; use bones, skulls, and or Skeletons and only Black and White for your colors
Stop on over at  and see all the awesome projects.
Here is my project.  Lots of pictures again :)

I made a mini book, this is the cover with Oval Portrait.  I colored a regular silk flower with my copice and added a black ribbon rose to the center.  I also made the pin sticking out of the flower and colored half the pearls black.

first page with 2 tags

the right flap open with another tag

Page 2 lots of space for photos + The skull and skellington are stamps that I heat embossed to give them so texture.  The striped paper behind the skellington the black stripe is a velvet.

Close up of My heart a flutter Christian

The above flaps opened.  The skull is embossed, the ships log behind him is stamped in tuxedo black.The flower is a piece of velvet that I used the new Tim Holtz distressed markers to color on I am really loving how this marker is white!!!


Last page with the previous flap lifted up.  Here I used Rio Pandora with Hades Love this new set

Another view of the last page

I hope you have liked looking at my new project I have wanted to make a mini for a while now.  I got my idea here


Saturday, October 20, 2012

13 Days of Halloween, Day 7

Here is my project for the Simply Betty's Challenge at

The rules this time were: Grave Digger...create a Graveyard Scene

So I went a little overboard and made a play scene inside an old shoe box.  Every digi here minus Batty Jude are on stands and can be repositioned and moved around.  Here are the SBS images I used.

1. Batty Jude  on the tree inside the box.  
2. & 3. Sally Chibi and Skellington dancing the night away!
4. Hooowlloween Miller on top of my crypt!
5. Haunting Hannah flying above our disco ball moon!
6. Verity Vamp  sitting on a headstone having a sip!
7.  Bwains Christian carrying a party bag!
8.  FrankenMillerStein Looking fly in his blues!
9. Devil Rio is keeping everything under control as bouncer :)
10. The 2 headstones with Zombie hands toasting.  These were from Betty Jingle brains.  I took Betty out flipped one then I added extra glasses from the Verity Vamp image.  
 Whew I covered the box with paper and the background with headstones is from an old MS paper pack.  I added a party banner and a Disco Moon (can't party without one) the Keep out in front was a rub on, and all are colored with Copic Markers.  This was a lot of fun to make so I hope you enjoy looking :)  Lots of Pictures sorry :)