Thursday, October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween Matthew.

Greetings Friends,
This big basket of treats came from Matthews family.  As he is in my care all day long I have been doing my best to help him with some therapies that he needs to do for speech and for swallowing.  He parents are so thankful to have him in a home with a lady that can help them work on these things, that they brought me a thank you gift.  Yum!

Tom jokes that the store clerk probably didn't think anything of Matthews Mom buying 18 candy bars seeing as she is 7 months pregnant.  LOL.

With Halloween coming up I wanted to give Matthew a trick-or-treat surprise.  I reused their basket, added some fun things for Matthew and his family then decorated it all up.

I even made them a spooky Halloween card and tucked it inside.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trash or Treasure?

Greetings Friends
It is trash or treasure day in Rachel's Craft Room.  I found this old run down doll bed at the thrift store one day and had an idea.  Why not turn this dolly bed into one of those cute dog beds that you sometimes see in catalogs.  For $2 I thought it was worth a shot - so I brought the bed home.
I ripped off the old mattress and ruffle right away.  I had just bought some new bed pillows for our bed so I put the old ones on the new dog bed to see if they would like it.  As you can see Teddy (top) and Roly (bottom) made themselves right at home.  No I didn't put them on there just for the photo, they really did climb right in.

Fun right?

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Silly Saturday

Daddy had just ripped out the old steps to the patio.
Emily & Owen were having fun
dangling their legs out the doorway.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Festive Flurry

Greetings Friends,
Another card for my Christmas card project.  Twelve more of these cards are made up and waiting to be delivered in December.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Festive Flurry stamp set & framelits (retired)
  • Greetings of the Season stamp set (retired)
  • Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
  • Pool Party, Whisper White, Smokey Slate color combo.
  • Self Stick Jewels
  • Silver Satin Ribbon
  • Silver 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Halloween

Greetings Friends,
I want to send out Happy Halloween cards to all of my girls in my class at church so I made up a bunch of these cards this weekend - 24 cards in all. 

We have had a bunch of new girls join in on our classes.  At the beginning of the year I only had 7 cards to make.  It is so awesome to see the group booming with more young ladies excited to be there every week.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Holiday Home SU! stamp set.
  • Spooky Bingo Bits SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade & Crushed Curry card stock.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With Sympathy

Greetings Friends,
I had to make some sympathy cards this weekend.  Three for me to send to a family at church that lost their Mom/Grandma.  One card for my Dad to send out.  His good friend passed away suddenly last week. 

Have a  great day everyone ~ Rachel.

  • Inspired by Nature SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Thoughts & Prayers SU! stamp set.
  • Honey Hello, Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip Markers.
  • Chocolate Chip Ink Pad.
  • Honey Hello, Early Espresso & Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Self Stick Pearls.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simply Sent

Greetings Friends,
Looky, looky what I found in the craft room this weekend.  A Simply Sent card kit.  This one is retired and I have no idea where I got it from. (I don't remember ordering it)  But I was kinda like a kid at Christmas finding a new toy.  I decided to open it up and put all the cards together.

Half of the cards are pre printed with a hello greeting (left side) and half of the cards were blank. (right side)  I busted out my Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set and added a "hello" greeting to the blank notes.

A friend from church called me up late one Saturday night and asked if I could make her a blank note for a Sunday School lesson she was teaching the next day.  She was telling me a hysterical story of trying to make her own card.  After hearing all about her sad attempts at card making, I thought it would be funny to gift her with a set of blank notes to have on hand.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Simply Sent card kit. (retired)
  • Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad

Greetings Friends,
This weekend we celebrated my Dad-in-law's birthday.  In typical Dad fashion, he was making goofy faces as we tried to get his picture.  I happened to catch this fabulous shot.  So funny!

This morning I pulled up the Mojo Monday challenge and knew right away I wanted to use the Simply Sports stamp set.

This weekend Kimberly was asked to play on a tournament team for AYSO.  She is super excited.  Her fall season will be just a little bit longer which is awesome because she loves to play so much.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.
  • Simply Sports SU! stamp set.
  • Misc. birthday stamp.
  • Lost Lagoon, Honey Hello, Blackberry Bliss, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White color combo.
  • Moonlight DSP

Sunday, October 19, 2014


Greetings Friends,
I have been itching to make one of these adorable Operation Guys since I spied him on Pinterest.  A shout out to Ellen Kemper for this idea.  She has a great punch "parts list" on her blog.  I made a few adaptations and think he turned out super cute.

I ended up making four of these cards.  A couple of friends are recovering from surgery.  A really young friend recently broke his collar bone.  When my friend saw what I was going to make she wanted one for her Dad who is fighting cancer.

I have plans to make another one when my brother-in-law's birthday rolls around.  Operation is one of his favorite board games from when he was a kid.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Holiday Home

Greetings Friends,
This is the fifth and final card I made for the Red Hot Challenge of making a new card everyday, for a week, using stamp sets from the new SU! Holiday Catalog.

The Holiday Home and White Christmas stamp sets work fabulously together.  I am soooo glad I added both of them to my stamp collection.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Holiday Home stamp set.
  • White Christmas stamp set.
  • Endless Wishes stamp set.
  • Filigree Frame Embossing folder.
  • Cajun Craze, Honey Hello & Whisper White card stock.