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

Operation

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.

Friday, October 17, 2014

White Christmas

Greetings Friends,
It is day four of the Red Hot Challenge of making a card a day using a stamp set from the SU! Holiday Catalog.  I just love all the fun scenes you can create using the White Christmas stamp set.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • White Christmas SU! stamp set.
  • Endless Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White cardstock.
  • Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Garden Green & Real Red Markers.
  • StazOn Black Ink.
  • Dazzling Details.
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Endless Wishes

 
Greetings Friends,
The leader of the Red Hot Stampers, Glenda, issued a challenge to make one new card everyday this week using a stamp set out of the new SU! Holiday Catalog.

For day three of this weeks Red Hot Challenge I paired up the Endless Wishes stamp set with an old Red Hot sketch challenge from a few weeks ago. 

The traditional Christmas colors of red and green make me very happy.  I don't usually use this color combo but it does make the card POP.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

  • Endless Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Wild Wasabi, Real Red & Whisper White color combo.
  • 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" square punches.
  • 2 1/4" & 2 1/2" circle punches.
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Endless Wishes

Greetings Friends,
Day two of the new Red Hot Challenge had me working with the Endless Wishes stamp set.
Sometimes simple is best don't you think.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Endless Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White color combo.
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Halloween Holiday Home

Greetings Friends,
The leader of The Red Hot Stampers, Glenda, issued us a new challenge.  Create a new card everyday this week using one of the stamp sets from the new SU! Holiday Catalog.  FUN!

I am working on a variety of Halloween cards to send out to all my girls at church.  I paired up my Holiday Home stamp set with my White Christmas stamp set and made this cute spooky card.  Yes, I fussy cut all of the ghosts and windows but it was so worth the extra time.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

  • Holiday Home SU! stamp set
  • White Christmas SU! stamp set.
  • Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock.
  • StazOn Black ink.
  • 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Kim

Greetings Friends,
This weekend we celebrated Kim's birthday.  It's official ... we have a teenager in the house.  YIKES!!!

We surprised our girl with lunch out at Red Robin (she's never been there) embarrassing birthday song and all.  Next we came home for a scavenger hunt all around the house for her birthday presents.  The big gift, hidden in the last spot on the hunt, was the longboard that she's been pining for.  She had no idea that Daddy and I bought it for her.  She's been saving her money for almost a year to purchase it herself.  Her reaction was awesome - screaming, dancing and yelling thank you - thank you - thank you. 

The afternoon was spent playing outside with friends.  Daddy even took all the kids out for birthday slushies.  It was a great day and Kim had a lot of fun.

 
This morning I got online and scoped out the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday.  I had my Halloween paper scraps on my table so figured I would run with a Halloween card.  I love a card sketch where you can use up all the fun scraps of paper that are always on hand.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel








  • Boo-tiful Bags Paper Pumpkin stamp set.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Festive Flurry

Greetings Friends,
I completed another batch of cards for my big Christmas card project.  I found this card idea, by Hayley Kue, and fell in love.  My favorite color is pink which is probably why this card makes me so happy.  I made a set of 40 cards using this design.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.

  • Festive Flurry SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Northern Flurry embossing folder.
  • Blushing Bride, Raspberry Ripple (retired) & Whisper White color combo.