Monday, December 15, 2014

Button Bear

Greetings Friends,
At the Red Hot Christmas party we had a white elephant gift exchange.  It is always fun to see who will pick what present and who will steal presents from a friend.  I chose this giant gift bag - I was super curious about what was inside.

Turns out is was a giant teddy bear - and lots of pretty tissue paper.
When Owen woke up the next morning I let him re-open my gift bag.  He fell in love with this big bear and has been carting him all over the house.  He's been calling his new friend Tiny.  LOL

The boys even wanted Tiny to have lunch with them.

Tiny reminded me of the old Button Bear SU! stamp set so I hauled it out, dusted it off, and made a card. 

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Greetings Friends,
This weekend I finished wrapping up the kids Christmas presents.  Yes, I'm done with my shopping.  Yahoo!!!  Now the challenge for me will be staying offline and out of the stores so extra things don't jump in my cart. 

I put my Big Shot to use making some tags for their presents.  Simple but cute.

 Kimberly pointed out to me awhile ago that the kids initials spell the word joke. 
Funny stuff.

Do you think Josh will notice (or even care) that I glued one of his J's on backwards?
Daddy and Mommy even got some tags - though I am pretty sure that I wont have anything under the tree to open.  Tom is working on some home improvement things for me instead - stuff we have been putting off doing, but would make me super happy to have completed.

Elf put one present for everyone under the tree.  Just something to tease them until Christmas day.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Silly Saturday

Joshua scored a new Nerf gun at his buddy's garage sale.
Apparently he was using Owen for target practice.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Found Elf hangin' out in Daddy's hat rack.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Festive Flurry

Greetings Friends,
I finished up my Christmas card project for church this weekend.  I made 6 cards in this style.  This card will be given out to all the leaders of the different children's ministries.


 For this years appreciation card project I made a total of 115 cards.  They all turned out so beautiful.

Looks like the Lego men think Elf might be a little shady. 
They are holding him at laser point.
Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Festive Flurries SU! stamp set. (retired)
  • More Merry Messages SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette & Whisper White card stock.
  • Self Stick Diamonds.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Thank You's

Greetings Friends,
Matthews Mommy also asked if I could make her 15 Christmas thank you notes.  You bet!  I chose non traditional colors so that she could use them through the entire winter if necessary.

 Emily found Elf climbing into our cupboard.
He must have been thirsty and needed a cup.

Have a  great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Endless Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Much Appreciated SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Perfect Plum, Early Espresso & Whisper White card stock.
  • Perfect Plum & Early Espresso classic ink.
  • Self Stick Diamonds.
  • Misc. chocolate colored ribbon.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Baby Thank You's

Greetings Friends,
Last week I texted Matthew's Mom and asked her if she needed any thank you notes.  With her being on bed rest the family has been the recipients of a lot of tasty home cooked meals and housework helpers.  I also know that her coworkers threw her a baby shower recently.  She asked if I could make her 10 baby thank you notes.  Sure thing.  I went a little crazy with the pink since she is expecting a baby girl.

I found Elf camping out in the kitchen this weekend.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

  • A Slice of Life SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Whisper White card stock.
  • 2 1/4" and 2 1/2" Circle Punches.
  • Doilies.
  • Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
  • Misc pink ribbon.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Red Hot Swap.

Greetings Friends,
Last week the Red Hot Stampers got together for their Christmas Party.  As always we had a very fun time together.  Part of the evening included a shoe box swap.  I found a version of this card, by Kay Kalthoff, on Pinterest and decided to use it for my swap.  Thanks for the inspiration Kay.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Label Love Bundle.
  • Flower Shop SU! stamp set.
  • Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz & Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.
  • Crisp Cantaloupe classic ink.
  • Pansy Punch.
  • 2 1/2" Circle Punch.
  • Bird Builder Punch.
  • Chevron embossing folder.
  • Baroque embossing folder.
  • Doilies.
  • Self Stick Pearls.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Festive Flurries

Greetings Friends,
I have still been working on all my appreciation cards for church.  My kids helped me decide on the color combo for this one.  They did a really great job.  Joshua even helped me cut out some of the snowflakes. Since I was making 14 cards with this design, his willingness to help was awesome.

Christmas came early for me this year.  Tom bought me two brand new garage door springs.  WooHoo!!! 

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Festive Flurries SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Greetings of the Season SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Smokey Slate & Whisper White color combo.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Festival of Trees

Greetings Friends,
Here is my final card in the set of six.  Simple but cute.  I used a little bit of Dazzling Details on the garland to add a bit of shimmer.

Elf got trapped inside our entertainment center last night.  Silly Elf!

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel