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 .