Friday, August 26, 2016

Mermaid Punch Art

Greetings Friends,
Having a girl who loves all things mermaid I start seeing the world through mermaid vision.  Every time I looked at the SU! Bow Builder Punch it reminded me of a mermaid tail.  When the punch went on sale a few months back, I bought it knowing I wanted to make this card.

I think I'll tuck this one inside Emily's backpack on the first day of school.

Have a wonderful day ~ Rachel

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Teacher Gifts (pt2)

Greetings Friends,
I also made a teachers gift for Joshuas teacher.  Both Josh and Mr. C love fishing and have spent a lot of time over the school year swapping stories and fishing tips. 
Josh requested we make him a fishing theme box.  I grabbed the other SU! marker box and we loaded it up.
Inside Mr. C's box were Goldfish crackers, gummy worms, bobbers, fishing line and a lure. 
We hope that Mr. C had lots of time to enjoy his new stuff this summer.
Have a wonderful day ~ Rachel
  • By The Tide SU! stamp set.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teacher Gifts (Pt1)

Greetings Friends,
I did make end of the year teacher gifts for Emily & Joshua's teachers this year.  Emily's teacher loves owls.  Her whole classroom was decorated with them, it looked so cute.
When it was time to make her a set of thank you notes I knew I wanted to use the little owl in the Aviary SU! stamp set. 
This is also a trash or treasure project.  I had two of these clear boxes from the SU! marker sets I've had stashed away for a long time.  I saved the boxes because I knew they would be perfect for a gift someday.
Tucked behind the cards was some chocolate for Mrs. B and her family to enjoy.

Have a wonderful day ~ Rachel

  • Aviary SU! stamp set. (retired)
  • Much Appreciated SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Case from SU! markers.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Thumbs Up For Thumbs (Pt2)

Greetings Friends,
Our good friends, and neighbors, also sent over a get well gift for Kim.  It was a box full of all sorts of her favorite treats and some boredom busters.

The two neighbor girls are always on their devices and I have been itching to make them this phone inspired card for a long time.  Kim thought it made the perfect thank you note for them.  :)
Blessings ~ Rachel
  • Just Sayin' SU! stamp set.
  • Word Bubbles SU! Framelits

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Thumbs Up For Thumbs (Pt 1)

Greetings Friends,
This spring, Kim was tripped and fell during a soccer game and landed on her thumb.  The force of the fall broke her bone and tore her ligament completely.  Yee-ouch!!!  She's our first kid to break a bone and our first kid to have surgery.  Boo!!!

The day of Kim's surgery, her teammate Bailey showed up with a get well gift.  A bag of Boom-chicka-pop popcorn and a movie to watch.  Since she was going to be spending the weekend camped out on the couch resting this was the PERFECT little gift. 

I made this popcorn thank you card for Kim to send out to Bailey and her family.

FYI - if your child is hurt while playing in a school sporting event check and see if the school has insurance coverage on them.  Baileys mom, suggested asking the school and sure enough Kim was covered.  Had she not mentioned it I never would have thought to ask.  Knowing that I'm not the only parent out there that may not know that this extra insurance coverage is available I thought I'd share.

Blessings ~ Rachel

Saturday, August 20, 2016

I Love Soccer

Greetings Friends,
Kim played on the soccer team at school again this year.  They had a rough season with only 2 wins, but really enjoyed playing together.  At the end of the season the girls all chipped in on a gift for their coach. Kim recruited me to make a gift card holder for them to use.  I'm so glad that I purchased the I Love Soccer stamp set off eBay once Kim got serious about playing soccer.  It has sure come in handy.

The team started having a pre-planned conversation with each other during practice about their favorite restaurants and found out one of coaches favorite placed to eat is Q'Doba Mexican CafĂ©.  So we tucked a Q'Doba gift card inside the gift card holder.
Blessings ~ Rachel
  • I Love Soccer SU! stamp set. (retired)
  • Much Appreciated SU! stamp set (retired)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Flower Patch Thank You Notes

Greetings Friends,
It has been forever and a day since I've posted anything on here.  Do you all go through phases with your hobbies?  Sometimes I am super crazy excited about stamping and other times I am very "meh"about it.  I guess you could say I've been in a bit of a crafting slump so have taken a really big break to pursue other things and find my excitement for stamping again.

One of the new things that has been happening in my life, is that I have a new job.  I am the director of the children's summer day camp, Camp Zion.  It is a spectacular program and I have loved every minute of this summer making it all run as smoothly as possible.

With any large program there are lots of people to thank at the end of the season.  I made a big collection of the above cards to send out to the many volunteers who have made Camp Zion possible.

These cards were so easy to whip together.  Gotta love such a versatile and fun stamp set like the Flower Patch set from SU!

Blessings ~ Rachel

  • Flower Patch SU! stamp set
  • Much Appreciated SU! stamp set. (retired)
  • Card 1:  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Lucky Limeade color combo.
  • Card 2: Lavender Lace, Melon Mambo, Garden Green & Whisper White color combo.
  • Card 3: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White color combo.
  • Card 4: Lucky Limeade, Cool Caribbean, Night of Navy & Whisper White color combo.
  • Brights candy dots.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yee Haw

 Greetings Friends,
This past week two of my nephews celebrated their 9th birthday.  I decided to make them matching cards this year.  The YeeHaw stamp set jumped out at me when I opened my stamp cupboard so I ran with it. 
Sorry for the sideways shot of the inside.  Stupid technology. 
I like my clever little use of the horse shoe.  :)
Happy birthday Braden & Conrad.
Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Yee Haw SU! stamp set.
  • Hardwood SU! background stamp.
  • Misc. Birthday stamp.
  • Buckaroo Blue, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy & Basic Grey color combo.
  • Black Momento Ink

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mermaid Valentine

Greetings Friends,
My Emily loves all things mermaid so when her and I found this mermaid stamp at the craft store we had to buy it.

While stamping the Valentine cards for my girls group yesterday I was inspired to put the mermaid over the Work of Art pink stripes.  I even had a valentine greeting that matched beautifully.

Emily loved it so much we made 26 of these valentines for her to pass out at her class party in February.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Monday, December 28, 2015

I Luv U

Greetings Friends,
It is still Christmas break yet which gives me the perfect opportunity to get some of my Valentine cards done.  Once I am back to babysitting fulltime and running kids to all of their activities it seems there is precious little time or energy to work on crafty projects.

I found this little tic-tac-toe stamp at the thrift shop and instantly thought that I could use it to make a cute Valentine for my girls group at church.  Paired with the Work of Art stamp set I was able to make 15 cards super quick.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, Rose Red, Real Red & Whisper White color combo.