Thursday, February 25, 2010

Crazy Company Countdown... POST TWENTY-THREE RILEY AND CO.

Whoo Hoo. Post 23! Riley And Company!

The Moose attraction is one that I have avoided for a while... My friends over at SCS passed along some well Loved Riley's and Sophie's. I thought why not show them some love myself.
My card today is clean and simple.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Oh. What a week/weekend!
My whole house has a nasty cold! Yikes. My poor baby girl is taking it the hardest.
She is napping now!

This brings me to post 22 in my Crazy company Countdown!
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!!The stamps are amazing... and these are not rinkydink stamps! These stamps are wonderful, voluptuous and adorable. Not to mention I can brag that I received the most amazing customer service on my recent order!!! THANKS so much Kimmie!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Crazy Company Countdown... POST TWENTY-ONE GINA K DESIGNS

Happy Monday Y'all.
I hope your weekend was Splendiferous.

My number 21 company in the countdown is Gina K Designs.
Adorable stamps and she currently has a hope for Haiti set for sale!

I masked the butterfly and sprayed (copic ABS) a background. Then added a cut out of a butterfly on top for dimension.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I am home from my trip to Antarctica... I mean Michigan. Brrr.
The kids and I spent the day decompressing from our long flight!!
I had 54 stamps companies last I counted... When I arrived home there was yet another one in my mailbox... waiting for ink! So stay TUNED!!!

My Winner is :

Blogger The Mama Monkey said...

Yup, you are quite the enabler! I really want that airbrush system! These are darling Rachel! Have fun on your trip!

Oh, and my guess (this is stamp companies, right? Not like paper/eyelet/embellie companies, too?) is that you have 53 different vendors in your stash. :)

Expect Goodies from me Soon Siobhan!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crazy Company Countdown... POST TWENTY ARTFUL INKABLES

My Countdown is starting to get CRAZY!!!
Don't miss my BLOG CANDY at the Bottom of this post!!
Today My company is Artful Inkables.

I used Darling Dragons and Sunburst Dandies, to decorate these dominoes. Y'all already know that COPIC AIRBRUSHED these ... I have a 'small' Airbrushing problem. Please don't intervene. I think I am going to add hardware to the back of these and make leather necklaces out of these for my little sister for Valentines Day.
I will be seeing my siblings (well some of them, I have A LOT) this weekend. As I head up to Michigan for a quick 4 day visit!!
While I am away How about Some BLOG CANDY!!!
Leave a comment here telling me how many stamp companies you think I actually OWN... I am not sure how many I am going to get to POST before I die. Hehehehehe.
The closest to the number I have (may be more than one winner if you guess correctly)... will win some alterables... I am cleaning out my 'Alter' box. I have NIP albums and more!!!
PS I acquired some new companies this week!!!
AND this is post number 20!!!

I will pull random winner(s) on Wednesday when I get back from sunny, I mean SNOWY Michigan. brrrrrrr.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Today on Crazy Company Countdown...
Sweet'n Sassy Stamps!
Hurry and get there fast if you like acrylic stamps.... they are going all DIGI, and discounting their stamps to a 'must have' price!!!

Today, I made these quick and easy mail boxes for my Son's Teachers! We love to 'make' candy together, we have a bizallion molds. My husband is not a fan of the melting candy wafers... so we buy 'good' chocolate, so he can eat the rest!!!
These are peanut butter filled... reese cup style. One large Scoop of peanut butter and two of powdered sugar, mixed well... makes a stiff and sweet peanut butter filling for your molds.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Whatta Wednesday!!

Wednesday is usually pretty quiet around here!
I take my one year old daughter, Arelia, to Mother Goose on the Loose at the Local Library.
My son, James, is in the weekly 'groove' of Kindergarten. Still unbelievable to me.
This morning was exciting! When I woke and checked my email... mostly spam... I had two really fun messages!
One from Betsy at Innovative Stamp Creations, So kindly leaving a comment on my ISC post. YIKES. I was thinking OH MY... I should have done a better job! Ha. And WOW, how amazing of Betsy to take a moment to comment on my little ole Journal.
My second fun email, no offense Mom (who sent me 3 forwards-grr), was from Angela at Our Daily Bread! My card is up on the blog there!!!
What an honor! Thank You for choosing my card for today's Post!

I have no project for you today, I have been unmounting 40+ SU sets over the past two days. And My son had to make a Valentine shoe box.... ours has taken on a life of its own. Thank Provocraft for the Cricut. Our box is covered in over 60 hearts and then has dinosaurs ALL over it, eating the hearts... taking bites out. So cute.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Phew! What a LONG weekend. We had Birthday Celebrations and Super Bowl Eating, that is what the Super BOWL is about right? Filling up a bowl, Eating it until it is empty and then filling it again!
We of course eat a lot of Mexican for our Super Bowl Feast! Pretty sure that is why my Husband married me. He loves spicy Mexicans, I mean Mexican food!
I made Tamales last weekend. So we of course still have about 3 dozen of those left over. Yummo.

Back to the Crazy Countdown!!! Innovative Stamp Creations!
I have been LOVING my BIA lately. I have made a dozen fun notebooks lately. My airbrush is overworked but LOVED.
Stamps Used... Distressed Bg and Elegant Artsy Swirls.

Here is another Notebook I made with the Great Impressions February Stamps of the Month.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Thanks to all who entered my blog candy.
I will have more very soon, I have lots of love to spread around.

My winner today is #12

Blogger Brenda said...

HHHHHMMMMM...this is SO hard!!! When I first started, all I knew was Stampin' Up. My eyes have been O-P-E-N-E-D!!!!!!! There are so many awesome companies out there, but I'd have to say the my favorite at this moment are CC Designs and Whiff of Joy (Sugar Nellie and Belles...basically Elizabeth Bell designs). Thanks to my ladies on SCS for showing me the way....

Shoot me a message Brenda and I will mail out some yummies to you.
I myself have a hard time naming my favorites. I love every stamp I own. My one year old daughter calls them her 'babies'. I guess I can share with HER.
I have some more crazy company countdown coming your way... My son turned 6 yesterday, and we have lots of festivities!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This is a little addition to my previous post below.
Here are the rest of my mini book pages for those of you who asked...

3 markers that pair well together for shading were chosen from each family, and put in sets of 36 based on the 4 family criteria: Basics, Mutes, Earth, & Brights.Here are a few alternatives, times when you might like a different selections better:

R32,35,37 and BV02,13,17 instead
Y00, 11, 13 and E51,53,55
RV13,04,06 and YG21,13,17
B95, 97,99 and E44, 47,49

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Do You Copic???

I have had a few people ask if I am using Copics for my coloring. Why yes, yes I am!!!

I am happy to share my copic experience... limited as it may be!
I do operate a blog called COPIC MUNKIE for my LSS Funkie Munkie Scraps!!
If you want a good deal on copic markers... visit the store, call or email!

I have included some of my Copic downloads on the sidebar of my blog >>>

Now I will answer a few questions! And give you some great links!

Yes, I have almost all of the markers - minus the fluorescent markers.
I store them in numerical order in a bookshelf.
I do however have a copic 36 wallet... where I keep my Rachel Recommends.

and a 24 for NUMEROUS hair and skin combos!!!
I take these two wallets with me, and I am never in need. These are the perfect markers for me... when at home, I have the option of ALL the markers. But I use these the most.

I have two notebooks (one full size, one mini)for cataloging my copics and helpful charts for copic usage... many can be found on the copic munkie site. One example is the recommended 36 chart created for each color family at funkie munkie. These are colors that paired in a set, give you optimal usage!!
Here is the pastel chart. And a down-loadable blank chart for your own notebook.
My Mini book is my favorite. It goes everywhere!!!
Want to print your own mini book!!! Here are my pages!!!

Awesome links: Marianne Walkers Blog, Copic Library, Copic Creations Challenge blog, just some of my faves!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Who is Hungry?

I had planned an entirely different post for today... but my auto post is on its own schedule.
And then I was taken aback this morning by some other things.
So, I decided today I would post a recipe.
I have been working a good bit on the recipe book for my Daughter this week.
Here is my husbands favorite dish of all time.
Straight from the printed pages of my class!!!

Rachel’s Chicken Burritos

• 2 Large or 4 small Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
• 1 Bouillon Cube
• 1 Tbs. Mexican Seasoning
• 16 oz. can of Diced Tomatoes Any Variety (I use Fired Roasted)
• 1 thinly sliced Onion
• 1 thinly sliced Bell Pepper
• Flour Tortillas
• Muenster cheese slices
• 1 Tbs. Oil
In a Medium Sized pot, heat oil and sauté peppers and onion. Add Chicken, Tomatoes, Seasonings and Bouillon, Cover with water. Simmer until chicken is fully cooked… usually about 30 minutes. This can simmer all day if you like. Once Chicken is cooked, shred with two forks. Continue to simmer chicken for 15 minutes or more. Spoon Mixture into Tortillas, roll into burritos. In a large pan spoon a little of the leftover juice onto tops of burritos, cover with Muenster cheese. Bake at 350 until cheese is melted and slightly brown at edge.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Crazy Company Countdown... POST SEVENTEEN WHIFF OF JOY

Brrrrr. Guess What? It Snowed in the Sunny South. Only about an inch here... BUT, that means that since Friday night (when the incidence occurred), this sunshiney State has been on HIGH alert.
Bread and Milk shelves were empty, many places were closed. It was panic. Hahahah
No fun for us transplant Michiganders!
My Recipe Book class on Saturday has been postponed until February 20th.
Basketball and Church were canceled... and then SCHOOL today!!! Seriously! There is not a speck of snow out there. Ah well.

Here is my card for the occasion, SNOWED IN = CHILL OUT!!!
Whiff of Joy is just that, Joyous!
I love the whimsical images, so fun!

I still have BLOG CANDY > Check out Post FIFTEEN.