Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Top 3 Elements of an EASY card!

Today we are going to discuss the Top 3 - yes count em' One...Two...Three elements of an easy card.  "What makes this card so easy?" You ask?

Number 1:  Your card base is one color and not very busy! 
Number 2: Your layer is really easy and the measurements are simply cut! 
Number 3: Your focal image is SUPER CUTE!!

This cutie pie card was made from the stamp set "Your'e Sublime".  I couldn't pass this one up, it was too cute!  I had to make a card with that cute little froggie! 

Blessngs, and as always, thanks for joining me! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

A few Alternates to My June Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Good Morning friends! Happy Monday! It's a beautiful day here in Colorado. 

 Well, another beautiful day...God is Good! Today I'm sharing with you My Paper Pumpkin kit for the month of June 2015! It's so cute and the cards were super easy to make!
Sorry the lighting is kinda wonky on them, but it was so pretty outside and entirely so bright! Anyhoo! You can make  your cards as the sketch provides in the kit, or you can do them anyway you like.  Above is what the cards are like in the kit. (with a tiny alteration) and BELOW: this is one that I came up with on my own.  Just used a small piece of my own paper. 
Thanks for stopping by and joining me! Don't forget to watch the video below for and if you have any questions just let me know! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

My June Paper Pumpkin Kit Reveal!

Good Morning and thanks for joining me for my June Paper Pumpkin kit reveal!

 I'm so glad it's here! On this first video....yes, go ahead and take a peek! I'll show you all about Paper pumpkin and what to expect every month! Awesomeness! 

 Here is a link to a description of what My Paper Pumpkin has to offer you too: Join Here Today! You won't be disappointed! I've been so excited to finally get my kit and show it to you! I know your gonna love what you see.
After you've watched the video let me know your thoughts on the Paper Pumpkin Kits!

I just adore mine!  Blessings, Raquelle

Friday, June 26, 2015

Case My Card - Challenge #2

Take the Challenge! Case My Card! Yes, it's time for another "Case My Card" Challenge! Can you see the possibilities? You really would love making this easy and cute cards.
Here are the supplies needed for this card: 
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock (CS)
Tip Top Taupe CS
Whisper White CS
Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper (DSP)
Watermelon Wonder Ink
Mint Macaron Ink
Delightful Dijon Ink
Whisper White Baker's Twine
Basic Pearls
White Embossing Powder
Petals Punch

Thanks for visiting me! Please let me know if you have any questions about this or any of my other cards!  Blessings and thanks for joining me!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Grateful For You - Treat Bag

Good Morning friends! Yesterday was quite the day as far as the weather goes! It was amazing - the hail and the flooding! Unbelievably loud too! I've never been in such a storm before! The wind was blowing like I was in a hurricane, which I've been in a dozen or so of them!  But I'm so glad I made it home! To God be the Glory! 
I decided to do something for one of the ladies at my job who is just so sweet to me.  And as you know, I never make just one! These are goodie bags or Treat bags that you can put candy in or maybe a little candle - a tea light candle, or what ever you like!
They were so easy, I"ll be doing them again for sure! What do you think? Maybe for different holidays with a theme? Especially Christmas?

The paper I used was Bohemian DSP and green glue really! If you want more details, just ask! 

Oh, I also made a video tutorial for you! I thought that would be easier to follow along then pictures.  I'm no pro at them YET, but I'll get there! I hope you enjoy and to give credit where it is due...these little baggies came from a tutorial from Angie Juda Kennedy aka "Chic n scratch"! She is just amazing and I couldn't hold a candle to her awesomeness, but I was able to make this little bag from her tutorial.

Thanks Angie, and blessings everyone!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Paper Pumpkin - On It's Way!

OMG!  It must be the heat! I'm waiting on MY paper pumpkin subscription for this month and at this point, I think I'm staking the mail lady!

Where are you My Paper Pumpkin? 

Well, with that being said, I don't want you to have to wait to see the goodies that you can make with it, so here is a video right from Stampin' Up! that shows all that comes in the kit and how awesome it will be to let your creativity flow!
Enjoy and come on back so I can show you live and in person the cards I've made with the same kit!

Blessings, and stay cool! 

My Paper Pumbkin - Goodie Kit

Hello, I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (all your creativity in one little box!). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside: 

(here's a sample of May 2015's kit!)

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by visiting PaperPumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family every month!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the details:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!) 
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. 
  • Each kit gives you and your customer a 30-minute creativity escape. 
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10, we'll send your kit around May 15. If you sign up on May 11, we'll send your first kit around the June 15.) 
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)  There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Flower Patch - Blooming Birthday!

Good Morning friends!  It's a beautiful day here in Denver.  Hot, but so pretty outside! I'm done with my local swaps and now I'm going to focus on my Convention swaps!  

I'm so excited about packing up and heading out to Utah! Who says that? LOL!  But that is where Stampin' up! has their home base! Riverton, to be exact!  When we go to convention, we have all of our classes sand workshops at the Salt Palace Convention Center. My favorite place to eat when I'm there is Kneeders! I love that place, they have a Turkey sandwhich that is so AWESOME!! Love it! 

Well, anyhoo...here's my card.  I hope you like it!  
Oh, anyone care to share what you're big summer plans are? 

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Enjoy your day! Blessings!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Just Lovin' Cupcakes

Good Morning Friends!  Happy Monday, I just thought I'd share this cute cupcake card...LOVE CUPCAKES! Can you see the glitter? That's my version of sprinkles. I don't do sprinkles very well.  
Love cupcakes though! I think the best part of the card is the sentiment. I thought it was just too cute!  Let me know what you think about it.  I have such a hard time coming up with creations for this stamp set.  I think it's because ....well, I just really don't know! But I hope you like the creations, I have done so far!  Hee Hee! 
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Have an awesome Monday and enjoy your day! Blessings!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Wow Card Swap - My First one!

Good Morning to you!  I hope you are having a beautiful morning!  It's gonna be a hot one! I guess that's better then rain and snow!  So, today, I'm showcasing another card from one of the swaps that I'm in at CONVENTION!  Yes, convention! That's where I go to get recharged and super excited all over again about Stampin' Up!  So, here is a card that I'm doing for a Wow Swap! 
The colors are just darling! Nothing too bold but very subtle right? What do you think? 
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Well, I'm off to start my Friday. Blessings everyone! 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Swap Sneak Peak

Yes, you read that right!  Can't possibly show you the entire card!  Hee Hee! Well, I will show a sneak peak though!  Here you go:
Once they are in the hands of the recipient "team" then I will reveal the entire card.  I'll also have some swapped from them - so I will show them here and on my Facebook page!

Come back so you can see all the swap goodies that I'm going to share! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

I'll be back soon!

Still working on my swaps and updating a few things with my blog and Pintrest pages! Thanks for continuing to visit me! 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Macron vs. Macroon!

Hi everyone, I'm still working on my swaps and they are coming along just fine!  I've got a lot to get through, but it's just so fun! I love swapping! 

 Today, I thought I'd go over the difference between Macron and Macroon.  Since we have the ink color Mint Macron,I thought I'd explain a thing or two! Well, there has been some talk about what the difference is between the two and I want to make it plain what that is!  This all stems from our new in color called Mint Macron!  Immediately people began to call it Macroon.  So I wanted to make sure I knew the difference and said it in my videos too.

                                                     Here is our ink color: Mint Macron: 

You know I'm all about color and these little cuties are so cute and colorful!  These are Macrons too!

These, however are Macroons!  See the difference? 
Every now and then you'll get a little tidbit from me!  Just sharing the things I love!

 I have come to realize that the more I see...the less I know!  Thanks for visiting me today! Come back and see me! 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Case My Card!

"Case My Card" so, I'm busy making swaps and having so much fun! You really should join me one day! I wonder if this is a card that can be easily cased?  Can you case it?  

I think I'll start a series, once I'm done with my swaps called - "Case My Card!"  How fun! Tell me what you think! Should be easy peasy right? 
If you actually do case this card...let me know! I'd love to see what you come up with!  Are you up for the challenge? Can you case it? Yes....You can!

Here are the ingredients to make this card: 
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Swapping Cards With Friends! June Swaps

Do you know what swapping cards is?  It's when lovely ladies (and sometimes men) get together and swap their card creations with each other!  it's really fun!  We stand in line and each one swaps one!  I'll have pics later on of what was created from some very talented people! 

Hopefully, soon I'll have a pic of my June swaps and then my July swaps! & Team swaps, oh my! 

I'm getting ready for all those and THEN I have my convention swaps!  
So, I don't want to just make a short little post, but that's exactly what it's going to be.  Short and sweet.  Just to give a heads up that if I'm not online, it's because I'm working on my swaps, and I will come back and share once they are done, ok? 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Simply Circles

Good Morning friends!  Today I'm sharing a card that is just so super simple and cute.  It's a great way to use up your scraps too!

It's nice to sometimes have a card that doesn't take 10 minutes to put together! Thanks for visiting me!

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Be Humble, but Confident

I thought I would share something I found online about POWER and what SUCCESS should look like: Enjoy your stay and read on....
Like any career skill. Here are 10 steps that can have you operating from a place of power:
1) When in doubt, act. It’s the difference between running and stagnant water. When you’re stagnant, doubt and insecurities breed like mosquitoes. Dale Carnegie wrote that “inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage.” Fear of failure can paralyze us, as we almost always overestimate the consequences. Build your confidence instead by taking action, often.
2) Do something outside your comfort zone each day. If we don’t stretch our comfort zones, they shrink. Constantly challenge and improve yourself, and you’ll become comfortable doing new things—and you will establish your identity (both to yourself and others) as someone who takes risks. Each new thing you try adds to your knowledge and skill base, and provides you with a foundation of competence. This is the bedrock of any successful career.
3) Put the focus on others. Choose to be conscious of others instead of self-conscious. Ask people questions. Turn conversations into a game where you try to find a connection with the other person. Give compliments generously, and volunteer to help others when you can. Looking for the best in others will help you see it in yourself.
4) Cultivate mentors. Their advice and connections are invaluable, plus you will make better decisions about opportunities thanks to their objective assessments of the pros and cons. And you will be much more willing to take risks knowing you have supporters who will help you get back up on your feet if you fail.
5) Keep self-talk positive. It’s hard to feel confident if someone puts you down all the time. It’s impossible if that naysayer is you. Watch how you talk to yourself. Is it how you would talk to a friend? If not, then make a change.
6) Eliminate negative people from your network. You absolutely need to invite and be receptive to constructive criticism if you want to grow as a professional and as an individual. But recognize that some people will never be happy with you or with life, and it is a waste of time to try to convince them of your worth.  What’s more, their sour outlook on life is contagious. Learn to identify these people quickly, and move on.
7) Take care of your health. Make time for exercise, and get enough rest. Your body must be physically ready to take on challenges.
8) Do your homework. Keep up-to-date on the news in your industry, and know your company and department inside and out. If you have a challenging task ahead, prepare and practice in your mind. Nothing builds confidence like knowledge and preparation.
9) Watch your body language. Your posture and overall appearance affect both your mental state and how others perceive (and thus respond) to you. If you want to be a leader, you have to dress and act the part. Stand and sit up straight, make eye contact, and remember to smile. Wear the professional clothing of your industry. Eliminate the telltale signs of nervousness: excessive twitching, closed-off posturing (crossed arms and legs, hunched shoulders), and shallow breathing.
10) Practice gratitude daily. In a recent study of how successful people spend the first hour of each day, the No. 1 response was investing time in thinking about the things for which they are most grateful. Starting your day by saying “thank you” for the good in your life makes it more likely that you will approach the day’s challenges with the proper perspective.
found on www.speakeasy.com

A Butterfly Garden

Good Morning and happy Friday! I'm so glad it's here! I hope you have something wonderful planned for this weekend! I am going to rest and get my order in for some new goodies to show you from the New Catalog!

 Here is a card that I'm making for a swap called a "no sentiment swap"  and that's just what it's called!  HeeHee!  But without further adeu' here is my card.  You know how much I love Pink!

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Thanks for visiting me and stopping by to say hello!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

NEW Catalog is LIVE!!

Happy Tuesday everyone! Thaks for stopping by! Today is June 2 and our catalog has gone LIVE! Yes so you can see everything that I've been drooling over for the last few weeks!!
Yes, that's right the new 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and you can officially order your favorite products today!  If you would like to order through me, you can click HERE to visit my on-line store.  
Do you have a long wish list?  
Then you can purchase the $99 Starter Kit ( our kit includes up to $125 in your choice of current products and ships FREE) and when you join Stampin’ Up! between June 2 and June 30 you can choose ANY TWO stamp sets (any price) in the new catalog FREE. Learn more and join through me HERE and you’ll not only have a chance to take advantage of a great starter kit offer, demonstrator discounts on future purchases, but you'll get to JOIN MY TEAM!!  You'll have a whole lot of fun, fellowship, inspiration and awesome friendships!  
You can get so many stampin' goodies for your $$$!   Don't forget, when you purchase the kit, you can ( include your TWO free stamp sets) and and join thru me HERE.
Here is a cute little card I made from one of the stamps sets in our NEW catalog!
Thanks for visiting me and stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day.  If you like you can always email me!  raquellebatth@gmail.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

Back from my Ladies Retreat!

We had such a wonderful time.  Here are some pictures from the day.  Thanks for following along with me and seeing what I do for my classes.  The ladies were so fun and loved their projects.  It's amazing that people are so creative and helpful when we get together!  Thre was a lot of sharing going on that day!

This was Mt. Meeker and a front coming through.

This is the gristmill - How tranquil, huh? It was really pretty. 

This was Mt. Meeker too. On the other side of me was Long's Peak! Beautiful!

This is my classroom! Where the magic happened!

This is me teaching away! I really do love what I do!

And this is just another table of Happy Stampers! 

This was my cute little cabin.  It was nice and cozy! 

Thanks again for visiting me and sharing in my adventures! Come back for more!