Thursday, September 14, 2017

Painted Autumn Home Decor

Today's project has been an idea in the back of my mind for several weeks now. I finally got all of the pieces to put it together, and now it's sitting out as part of my fall d├ęcor! (I'm pretending it's fall inside while outside it is still over 100 degrees. I lived here before, but boy am I ready for the Arizona heat to die down!)







The frame is from Hobby Lobby, and is 8" x 8". The rest of the products I used are listed below. And the sentiment from the Count My Blessings stamp set - one of my favorites, maybe ever!

Stamps: Count My Blessings
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Painted Autumn DSP, Thick Whisper White Cardstock (everything is mounted on this), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories & Tools: Burlap Ribbon, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Big Shot, Touches of Nature Elements



Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Painted Harvest Suite: All of My Favorite Things

Today's card includes all of my favorite things from the Holiday Catalog - the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, the Painted Harvest stamp set, and the Leaf Punch, plus a few extras from the Annual Catalog that I love too! The inspiration for this card came from a gift bag pictured in the Holiday Catalog. I love all of the project ideas in there!







Stamps: Painted Harvest
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Painted Autumn DSP, Very Vanilla, Vellum
Accessories & Tools: Leaf Punch, Touches of Nature Elements, Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, September 1, 2017

Christmas Card Club: Carols of Christmas

It's the time of year to start thinking about making Christmas cards, if you're a crafter that is! And I have something to help you out - my Christmas Card Club! During the months of September, October, and November, I'll be running a Christmas Card Club, and each month you participate you'll get the supplies to make 16 cards, giving you a good head start on getting those Christmas cards done.


Here are the details: you do not need to participate every month, but if you do you'll receive a free stamp set of your choice (value up to $17)! The class for the month will be available to purchase from the 1st through the 15th of the month, and the kits will ship by the 25th.


This month's class features the stamp set Carols of Christmas and the technique of heat embossing. You will receive the stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, an exclusive video tutorial teaching you how to heat emboss, and the supplies and instructions to complete 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.




If you do not have a heat tool, you may add one on to your purchase at no additional shipping cost, and I will throw in a Versamark ink pad for free! You may also add embossing powders to your order at no additional shipping cost. Another option is to use your choice of regular ink and not do the embossing.


The cost for this month's class is $55 plus $7 shipping for wood mount, and $46 plus $7 shipping for clear mount. Please email me if you would like the links to purchase, and make sure to note if you are adding the heat tool or any embossing powders to your order.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Whole Lot of Lovely Hugs

Happy Thursday! This Thursday, I am happy this week is almost over. Anyone else have that type of week? I am looking forward to the fresh start of a new month tomorrow, and a long holiday weekend.


I thought I would share one of the cards from this month's Lovely Inside & Out Class to Go. I don't typically share all of the cards from these classes, but I got a new background paper for taking photos, and I loved how it made this card really pop!




Tomorrow I'll be back with details on my Christmas Card Club, and watch for another Class to Go around the 8th of the month.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, August 24, 2017

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin: One in a Melon

Some of you probably know that I used to be a teacher. And to my surprise, my daughter is now attending school at the first school I taught at. Teachers have a special place in my heart, and especially these teachers, some of whom I taught with for four years. I wanted to do something special for them on the first day of school, and June's Paper Pumpkin kit was the perfect solution!




As soon as I received this kit, I knew that I wanted to use it for the first day of school teacher treats. So I purchased a refill kit as well, giving me enough for the 8 teachers at my daughter's school. (Refill kits are available only to Paper Pumpkin subscribers - an awesome perk!) Each teacher got a little gift bag and a card wishing them well on the new school year.




Inside each gift bag, I filled one of our 6 x 8 Cellophane Bags with sweet little gummy watermelons that I found at Walmart for 98 cents. (I forgot to take a picture - sorry!)


Since I had a few extra supplies from my two kits, I also made an alternate card using the Cool Treats stamp set. The sentiment from that set paired perfectly with the watermelons!




Paper Pumpkin kits have been really great recently! September's kit promises to be a good one, too! Stampin' Up! has been dropping some hints, so here's what I know: there will be beautiful embellishments, it will get you in the mood for fall, and it will be a fall-themed project bedecked with stamped leaves and laser-cut, gold foil stickers. And the best part is that if you are a new subscriber, you can get September's kit at 50% off! Click here to subscribe, and make sure to enter the promo code HALFOFF0917.




Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Love Today Planner: Daily Schedule Add-On

My oldest started Kindergarten yesterday. Let's just say day two is going much smoother for everyone! She loved it; the rest of us are having a hard time. Her little brothers kept asking when we could go get her, and I kind of agreed! We are all starting to settle into the routine today though, and it feels good.


Last week, I realized that it would probably help me to have a new routine written down for school days. Having it written down helps me to stay accountable and productive during the day. Anyone else have trouble figuring out what you're supposed to be doing during the day sometimes? No, just me? My mommy brain needs help! So I created this add-on page for my Love Today Planner.




This 6 x 8 plastic sleeve is from the Variety Pack of 6 x 8 photo pocket pages (this specific one is a retired Project Life sleeve, but the same ones are still available without the Project Life name). These sleeves fit perfectly into the planner binder. They are a slightly larger size than the pages of the planner, but still fit in when it is closed. You may just see a tiny bit of the edge.




I used stickers from the planner kit and Stampin' Write markers in coordinating colors to make my daily schedule. I also used the Bundle of Love Specialty DSP and Very Vanilla cardstock. You could use any style of paper and colors that you like.





I'd love to know what additions you've made to your planner! Comment below and tell me!


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lovely Inside & Out Class to Go

The Lovely Inside & Out stamp set pairs perfectly with the A Whole Lot of Lovely DSP! I think you'll love the class I've designed for you this month!





This stamp set is available in wood mount or clear mount, so make sure to specify which one you want when you order this class. The cost is $42 plus $7 shipping for wood mount, and $33 plus $7 shipping for clear mount. Your class fee includes the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set, plus the supplies and instructions for the 4 cards pictured above. You must purchase the class by August 24, and classes will ship by August 31. If you make an additional $25+ purchase by August 24 using hostess code NDTMT3JA, I will send you a second set of supplies for the cards.


Please email me for a link to purchase this class.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel