Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Valentine Swap

Hi All -

We haven't even hit New Year's and I was all about Valentine's Day today!! Natalea over at Kandeland is hosting a Valentine's Day Tag Swap and I was lucky enough to get in before it was full!

I picked up a few last supplies today and started coming up with ideas. I was planning a rich velvety red/cream theme, but what overcame that was pink hearts, red accents, and pastel cupcakes! AND HOT PINK GLITTER!! I will take a photo of them tomorrow in good light and share. I also need to reaffix some of the embellishments, the tape runner I used was NOT so strong.

So glad to get these done though since they need to go out by January 16th, and I am traveling the next two weeks. Well I suppose I should work on my Christmas Cards tomorrow now that I have the Valentines done right?!? Christmas is over you say?? OK, I need to finish my Happy New Year Cards tomorrow, and FAST!!

I'll leave you with a LOUD......GOOOOO BIIIIIIG REEEEEED!!! Go Big Red!! Huskers in the Holiday Bowl tomorrow, so exciting!!

Happy New Year's,


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas,


More Rach-ology Designs

Hi Everyone!

Getting close to Santa stopping by!! Well that is if he can make it through all the wind and snow we have out here in Nebraska! YIKES!

We are warm and cozy inside, spent the day baking cookies, opening a few presents, and having some fresh shrimp my parents' friend and neighbor Rex brought back from Padre Island, really tasty.

I thought I would share with you a few more of the Rach-ology Designs!

Here are the "Fly Above the Clouds" Earrings:

Here are the "Day to Night" Earrings:

Here are the "Johnny Appleseed" Earrings:

Hope you are all having a wonderful time with friends and family!!

Thanks to all of my blog supporters!


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rach-ology Designs Preview

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!

Here are some of my designs I promised to share this past weekend!

Aren't all these beads so wonderful? What inspirations from French General!

Here I am putting together bracelets, and earrings....

This is one of my favorites, blues are so soothing! This I call the "Blue Moon" Bracelet.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the red and turquoise color combination especially with an accent of silver! These are the "Hot to Trot" Earrings.

"Happy USA" Earrings:

Here is the "Elizabeth" Bracelet, made for my oldest niece - we opened them last night!

The "Alexandria" bracelet, made for my youngest niece:

The "Snazzy" Earrings, I just love these black/grey sparkly beads in the middle, and I added the little black and red beads at the bottom.

So many more to come! Hope you are enjoying your Holiday Season!!


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Time for a Slow Down...I hope!

Hey Ya'll-
I've been swamped at work. Lots and lots of hours spent on my laptop, on a plane, in airports, but it should be slowing down for at least a couple weeks!

I really want to share with you want I have been doing in the spare minutes I have to create, to decompress, to relax! I will share some pictures of my Rach-ology Designs this weekend!

In the meantime, I had to share the quirky photo at the top that my friend and talented photog Ali took while we shopped at Brass Armadillo before Silver Bella!

She also took this photo for me with Jo Packham, Editor of Where Women Create!! She gave such a lovely speech, we all wanted to listen to her go on and on, but we were sad it was so brief! Jo is such a sweet person!! She made each of us a gift of a beautiful metal bookmark with a charm on it! How sweet is that?!

Have a wonderful weekend!! Hope to be back soon sharing my creations!!