Saturday, November 8, 2014

Birthday Boy

Greetings Friends,
Joshua celebrated his birthday this week.  He asked me the night before if we were going to decorate birthday treats for his class.   I admit that I was hoping to get away with just passing out the candy this year - but it looks like I've created high expectations for my kid-o's and they look forward to dressing up their treats.
Joshua wanted M&Ms and he has been looking forward to using the new Simply Sports soccer guy.  I put him to work stamping all the guys while I was out for the evening.  After he went to bed I finished up all 30 bags.  A simple bag & tag, but he loves them.

Happy birthday Buddy Boy.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel
  • Simply Sports SU! stamp set.
  • Cello Bag
  • Real Red Classic Ink.
  • Brilliant Blue (retired) and Whisper White card stock.
  • Brilliant Blue 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon (retired)
  • Crop-a-dile Tool.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Festive Flurry

Greetings Friends,
I am still working on my big set of cards for church.  This color combo came together in a happy accident.  I had stamped some of the Rich Razzleberry snowflakes for another card.  As I was cutting them all out one landed on top of the Island Indigo & Bermuda Bay snowflake stacks and I fell in love.  A little reconstructing and I have a set of 12 cards identical to this one.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel.
  • Festive Flurry SU! stamp set (retired)
  • Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry & Smokey Slate Classic Ink.
  • Island Indigo & Whisper White card stock.
  • Filigree Frame Embossing Folder.
  • Self Stick Jewels.

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Greetings Friends,
I couldn't resist playing with Victoria's Paris stamp set a little more so I made this cute little cafĂ© scene. 

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Birthay Victoria

Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday dear Victoria.
Happy birthday to you.

Greeting Friends,
Our niece Victoria is celebrating her 14th birthday today.  Earlier this year I asked Tom's sister to send me a list of all of her kids interests and hobbies.  They live in another state and we just haven't had the opportunity to get to know them all as well as we want to.  Paris showed up on Victoria's list.  I ran across a cute little stamp set at the craft store that had a Paris theme so I nabbed it just to make Victoria her birthday card.

Have a great day everyone ~ Rachel

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.