Saturday, April 18, 2015

Silly Saturday.

Josh was trying so hard to make
a super comfy spot on the couch.
Daisy thinks the comfiest spot
is right on top of Josh.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Family Fun Friday

Greetings Friends,
Matthew and Katelynn came over with a present for Ms. Rachel.  A pot of gerbera daisies with a tag that reads, "Thank you for helping our children to bloom. Love, Mark and Kim." 
What a sweet surprise.

Have a great day ~ Rachel

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nuts About You

Greetings Friends,  
I woke up super early this morning and could not get back to sleep.  I hate when that happens.  Rather than fight it I got up and decided to craft for a bit.  The Paper Craft Crew had another cute challenge so I decided to play along.
During spring break my kids asked if we could Mod Podge some clip boards.  Sure!!!
I had done this project with my girls group at church a couple of years ago and was pretty easy to do.  I took the kids to the craft store to choose some paper that they liked.  Then they got to work trimming and Mod Podging. 

The kids are super happy with how their clip boards turned out.  Josh made a board too but didn't want to be part of the pictures this time.  I am super happy that they each  have a personalized clip board so there is no more arguing over whose board is whose.  :)

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Nuts About You SU! stamp set.
  • Misc. hello stamp.
  • Misc. patterned paper.
  • Early Espresso, So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise & Gumball Green color combo.
  • 3/4" Circle Punch
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower)
  • Circle Framelits.
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bloom With Hope

Greetings Friends,
I liked this sketch over at the Paper Craft Crew and decided to play along.  There is a lot going on in this sketch - a challenge right up my alley.  :)
This weekend we made a stop over at Lowes to grab some new outdoor light bulbs for the patio.  While there I remembered someone mentioning eons ago about using magnetic vent covers as magnet sheets for craft projects.  I sent Tom off to locate a vent cover, just to see how much they were. 

This is what we found. 
A three pack of 8"x15"covers for $5.99.   SOLD!!!
With these three covers I was able to cut enough sheets/pieces for 15 sets of framelits.  I like having the magnet sheets inside the containers so my framelits are not sliding all over the place and I can see what I have.  I may eventually adhere the magnet sheets full of framelits to the inside of the coordinating stamp sets, but for now this works for me.
Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Bloom With Hope SU! Hostess stamp set.
  • Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White and Barely Banana card stock.
  • Moonlight DSP.
  • Wild Wasabi, Calypso Coral & Tangerine Tango SU! Markers.
  • Staz On Black Ink.
  • Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch.
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower)
  • Self Stick Pearls.
  • SAB Calypso Coral Ribbon.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mojo Man Cave.

Greetings Friends,
I am playing along with the Mojo Monday sketch challenge and the Paper Players color challenge today.  I always have so much fun doing these challenges - they help to get me out of my crafting rut.  :)

We had such beautiful weather here in West Michigan this weekend Tom was finally able to help me with a painting project.  We have had a wooden "man cave" sign hanging in our basement for years.  When Josh moved upstairs to his new room he asked if we could paint the sign and hang it in his room.  Sure!!! 
First we bought some stone spray paint and then found out we needed colored spray paint under it.  Am I the only one that didn't know you needed colored spray paint too?  I thought it was an all in one kind of paint.  O-well.  We went back and bought some grey primer spray paint and Tom went to work.  He is definitely the better spray painter between the two of us.
We hung the sign up in Josh's room yesterday and it looks great.  The stone paint makes it look like it was carved out of a cave wall.  The gray matches up with his comforter perfectly.  My two little men wanted to pose under their man cave sign.  So cute.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Bloom With Hope SU! Hostess stamp set.
  • Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand & Whisper White card stock.
  • Staz On Back ink.
  • Pistachio Pudding, Pretty in Pink & Strawberry Slush markers.
  • 2 1/4" and 2 1/2" Circle Punches.
  • Modern Label Punch.
  • Perfect Polka Dots, Fine Script & Brocade (?) Embossing Folders.
  • Self Stick Pearls

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Bridal Shower

Greetings Friends,
My friend Kallie is engaged to be married at the end of May.  I was invited to her bridal shower last weekend.  It was very nice to meet her family and hang out with some of my church friends.  Kallie and Zack's wedding colors are grey and teal so I tried to incorporate those colors into her shower card.  It turned out so sweet.

Have a great day ~ Rachel.

  • Dressed Up Framelits (retired)
  • Pool Party, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Almost Amethyst color combo.
  • Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.
  • Fancy Fan embossing folder.
  • Triple Flower Punch (retired)
  • Self Stick Jewels.
  • Silver 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Greetings Friends,
Joshua was invited to a birthday party for his friend Aiden.  Aiden is a Lego-maniac like my kids so Josh wanted him to have a Lego card.  We went to work with my punches to make a bunch of paper Lego's.

Our standard birthday gift is a gift card so I had to make a Lego pocket on the inside of the card.  I turned out great and Josh loved it. 

All the kids at the party went to Sky Zone for some trampoline fun.  Josh had never been there so he was beyond excited to go.  The whole group had a great time.

Have a wonderful day ~ Rachel

  • 1/2" Circle Punch.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Friends!
We have had a wonderful weekend of family time together. 

Friday we decorated Easter cookies.

Saturday my family came over for dinner and dyed Easter eggs. 

 Today we had church service and then a big family dinner with Tom's side of the family.

Part of this mornings church service was the baptism of lil' miss Katelynn, whom I babysit everyday.  She howled like a champ as soon as the water touched her forehead.  So cute!!!  The card above is the Easter/baptism card that I made for lil' miss Katelynn's family. 

Have a wonderful day ~ Rachel

  • Flower Shop SU! stamp set.
  • Petite Petals SU! stamp set.
  • Bermuda Bay, So Saffron & Whisper White color combo.
  • Pansy Punch and Petite Petals Punch
  • Self Stick Jewels

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Greetings Friends,
My sister asked me for a good Saint Patrick's Day giftie for her employees.  I suggested some sort of mint candy with a tag attached.  She bought each of them a small bag of mint M&M's and I made these tags for her to tie on each one.  Simple and sweet.

Have a great day ~ Rachel
  • Every Little Bit SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Teen Tiny Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches.