Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wood You Be Mine

Greetings Friends,
The kids had a snow day today.  With Owen playing with his brother and sisters it gave me an opportunity to do some crafting.  I got a jump start on my kids classroom valentine cards.  Josh loves the new Wood You Be Mine SU! stamp set, so we had to make some lumberjack cards for him .... twenty eight cards to be exact.  Yep, I fussy cut all those little buggers.  Joshua is happy so that makes the extra time spent worth it.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Wood You Be Mine SU! stamp set.
  • Hardwood SU! stamp.
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Not Quite Navy, Mossy Meadow, Real Red & Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Early Espresso & Mossy Meadow Classic Ink.
  • Staz On Black Ink.
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss (retired), Blush Blossom, Blushing Bride, Smokey Slate, Soft Suede & Real Red SU! markers.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Silly Saturday

Emily made some long hair to wear.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Perfect Peacock

Greetings Friends,
Seeing as I had the Perfect Peacock stamp out on my table from yesterday's project I thought I would try another card.  This time I decided I would color in the in the peacock.  I love to color, but this was tedious even for me.  Lots of little details to fill in.  It turned out alright.  Not one of my favorite cards, but it got a thumbs up from Tom.  Next time I think I will try more traditional peacock colors.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Perfect Peacock SU! stamp.
  • Rose Red, Perfectly Pink, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant SU! markers.
  • Black StazOn Ink.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Perfect Peacock.

Greetings Friends,
I think that this new peacock stamp is so pretty.  As soon as I saw it in the SU! catalog I knew that I wanted to try and emboss the peacock in gold on vanilla card stock.

The gold embossing powder that I have in the craft room is something someone gifted to me eons ago.  The powder has glitter mixed into it and boy-o-boy does it shimmer.  This card is super pretty.  I have it tucked aside for a friend who is getting married soon.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Perfect Peacock SU! stamp.
  • Express Yourself SU! stamp set. (retired)
  • Versa Mark Ink.
  • Scallop Oval Punch.
  • Large Oval Punch.
  • Ticket Corner Punch.
  • Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sheltering Tree

Greetings Friends,
After sending out the cards I made for Dad (see yesterday's post) I had a few left overs.  I added a red heart to each of them and I will use them for Valentine cards for the shut-in's at church.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Sheltering Tree SU! stamp set.
  • Soft Sky (retired) and Earl Espresso card stock.
  • Soft Sky (retired) and Early Espresso Classic Ink.
  • Versa Mark Ink.
  • White Embossing Powder.
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart punch)
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

For Dad

Greetings Friends,
My Dad called me up last week and asked if I could send out an email thanking all of our family members that had sent him a card at Christmas time.  His heart was touched at everyone's thoughtfulness.  I am always willing to help out my Dad, he rarely asks us to do anything for him so I was glad for the opportunity to do this small thing.  Instead of an email I decided to make up some cards and send them out to everyone.

It was fun inking up my new Sheltering Tree stamp set for the first time.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Sheltering Tree SU! stamp set.
  • Soft Sky (retired) and Early Espresso card stock.
  • Soft Sky (retired) and Early Espresso Classic Ink
  • Versa Mark Ink.
  • White Embossing Powder.
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mojo Monday

Greetings Friends,
I woke up at 5:30 this morning.  This is the time that my lil' Owen has been waking up lately.  This morning however he slept in but my internal alarm has already been programed for the earlier time.  AUG!!!  The good news is that getting up so early meant I had time to play along with the Mojo Monday sketch before everyone else got up. Yea!!!

I raided my lucky leftover box for this multi colored wreath.  I had made a bunch of these this fall for another set of cards and had a few leftovers.  Check out this post to see how I made the wreath using a homemade ink pad.  Glad I was able to put one of my leftovers to use today.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Wondrous Wreath SU! stamp set.
  • Sheltering Tree SU! stamp set.
  • Honey Hello & Very Vanilla card stock.
  • Moonlight DSP.
  • Crushed Curry, Garden Green & Really Rust (retired) Classic Re-Inkers.
  • Early Espresso 5/8" satin ribbon (retired)
  • Best Year Ever accessory pack (SAB Free Item - with $50 SU! purchase)

Saturday, January 17, 2015


 Emily got some new pets.
I catch her all the time laying on the counter
chatting with them.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Spencer

Greetings Friends,
Joshua was invited to his friend Spencer's birthday party and needed a card.  Spencer's favorite sport is baseball so I went to work making a baseball themed card for him.

Our standard birthday gift is a gift card so I had to make a pocket on the inside.
Josh had a great time at the party and his friend loved the card.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Simply Sports SU! stamp set.
  • Have a Ball SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Misc. birthday stamps.
  • Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Honey Hello, Old Olive & Whisper White color combo.
  • Moonlight DSP paper pack.
  • 3/4", 2 1/4" & 2 1/2" Circle Punches.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Flower Patch

Greetings Friends,
Here is another pretty Flower Patch card.  I switched out the sentiment but the layout is inspired by a card by Patti Lee.  I love how bold this card it.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Flower Patch SU! stamp set.
  • Endless Birthday Wishes SU! stamp set.
  • Flower Fair Framelits.
  • Baked Brown Sugar, Lucky Limeade, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White card stock.
  • Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade (retired) & Lucky Limeade classic ink.
  • Large Oval Punch
  • Scallop Oval Punch
  • Polka Dots Embossing Folder.