Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Simply Sports

 


Greetings Friends,
Last week my entire family was in sunny CA.  We spent most of our time visiting with my Mom's family.  Our group of 19 went swimming in the ocean at La Jolla Beach, visited the Point Loma Lighthouse, Fort Rosecrans military cemetery (my Grandpa is buried there), took a harbor cruise around San Diego Bay and visited SeaWorld.  We had lunch and dinner together everyday and snuck in a water balloon fight too.  Lots of fun memories were made together on our four day vacation. 

Our last day in CA, Tom and I broke off and spent a good chunk of the day with just our family of six.  We hit Seaport Village for souvenirs, Cheesecake Factory for lunch, the beach for some wading in the ocean (red flag = no swimming) and then relaxed poolside at the hotel.  The above photos were taken at a beach on Coronado Island.


While we were gone a big box of fun arrived at our house.  Lots of new stampin' things to play with - WooHoo!!!  What a fun thing to come home too.

The Simply Sports stamp set was at the top of my wish list when the new SU! catty came out.  Joshua loves to play any kind of sport and Kim loves soccer so I knew this set would come in handy.  Both Kim & Josh start soccer practice this week already, so I thought I'd go with a soccer themed card for today's post.


Thank you to the Paper Craft Crew & The Paper Players design teams for the inspiration on today's card. 

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Simply Sports stamp set.
  • Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand & Whisper White card stock.
  • Moonlight DSP
  • Bitty Banners Framelits.
  • Ovals Collections Framelits.
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder.
  • Ovals Pierce Pack.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Thinking Outside of the Box.


Greetings Friends,

I thought I would play along with the Try Stampin' on Tuesday's design team today.  I was thinking outside of the box with the new White Christmas stamp set... opting to do a fall theme card instead of a Christmas card.  Gotta love a versatile stamp set. 

Have a good day everyone ~ Rachel






  • White Christmas SU! stamp set.
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Work of Art SU! stamp set.
  • Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White card stock.
  • Tangelo Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Peach Parfait (retired) & Apricot Appeal (retired) classic inks.
  • Staz On Black ink.
  • Close to Cocoa (retired) marker
  • Old Olive self stick dots.
  • Misc. ribbon.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Red Hot Challenge #137

Greetings Friends,
It is Red Hot Challenge Day.  Woot Woot! 

The Red Hot Challenge is meant to inspire.  Use any products you have, rotate the sketch, substitute shapes ~ it's all good.  The most important part is to have fun.

Here are some samples from some of the Red Hot Stampers.

Rachel (myself)
  • Flower Patch SU! stamp set.
  • Friendly Phrases SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Ticket Corner Punch
  • Color Combo from Color Throwdown.  Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Old Olive & Whisper White.

  • Holiday Home SU! stamp set.
  • Holiday Invitation SU! stamp set.
  • Motley Monsters DSP.
I would love to see what you were inspired to make so leave a link so I can come check out your creation.  If using online galleries please use keyword RHC137.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Silly Saturday

 
Three fuzzy kids taking advantage of Mom's messiness.
They all love to curl up in the laundry to take a nap,
and I hadn't thrown our dirty clothes in the hamper yet.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lacy & Lovely


Greetings Friends,
Playing along with the Colour Q today.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Red Hot Challenge #136

Greetings Friends,
It is Red Hot Challenge Day.  Yahoo!

The Red Hot Challenge is meant to inspire.  Use any products you have, rotate the sketch, substitute shapes ~ it's all good.  The most important part is to have fun.

Here are some samples using the sketch.

This is my sample.
 



I would love to see what you were inspired to make so leave a link so I can come check out your creation.  If using online galleries please use keyword RHC136.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Silly Saturday

First time making eggs.
 
Joshua told me he wanted to make fried eggs for breakfast.  He said he knew how because he's watched Daddy make them all the time.  So I let him loose to try and make breakfast on his own.  He did great, the eggs were delicious. 

Josh did say that he knows now he should wear a shirt when cooking - the hot butter jumping out of the skillet and on to his skin didn't feel to good.  te-he.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Get Well Wishes

Greetings Friends,
A friend of mine just had shoulder replacement surgery this week.  All went well and she is back home recovering so I thought I would send her a get well card.  I have plans to bake up a batch of  pumpkin muffins today, so I thought I would bring some of those along when I deliver her card.
 
Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mermaid


Greetings Friends,
Emily and I snuck out of the house and ran errands together yesterday.  One of our stops was the craft store.  We didn't find the item that we went in for but we did find this mermaid stamp. 

My Emily's favorite thing in the whole world is mermaids.  She would turn herself into one of she could.... and has, in her imagination, whenever she is in the pool or bathtub.  The mermaid stamp had to come home with us. 

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel



  • Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch challenge.
  • Lost Lagoon, Whisper White & Tangerine Tango SU! card stock.
  • Cream Caramel (retired), Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Blush Blossom, Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Regal Rose, Rose Red & Lucky Limeade SU! markers.
  • Moonlight SU! Designer Series Paper Pack.
  • Express Yourself SU! stamp set (retired)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sock Monkey

 
Greetings Friends,
I was so excited to play along with the Paper Players this week.  Sock Monkey was the first kids stamp that popped into my head and I LOVE Sock Monkey.  It was great to dust him off and play with him again.  :)

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel






  • Sock Monkey SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Curly Cute SU! stamp set (retired)
  • StazOn Black Ink
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Blush Blossom, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight & Pacific Point SU! markers.