Wednesday, September 19, 2018

#TGIFC177: Sketch Challenge

The card I'm sharing today is working double duty! I created it using the sketch challenge over at TGIF Challenges, and I'll be using it in my card class this month. Check out the sketch!




I was inspired by a card I saw by Tami Hewlett a few weeks ago, and a Lularoe dress in my closet - that's where my color combo came from, and I just love how it came together!




I used the Perennial Birthday stamp set, which has not seen much use in my craft room. I'm a little embarrassed to tell you that I bought it with the kit it was originally designed for, and that kit is sitting unfinished on my shelf. Oops! I have good intentions to put it together. Some day. The good news is that this stamp set is beautiful and can be used all by itself!




I hope you like my card, and if you are local to Gilbert, AZ, join me for my card class this month and you'll get to make it!




Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Gray Granite
Paper: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel, Festive Farmhouse DSP
Accessories & Tools: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Big Shot


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, September 14, 2018

Big Plans Memories & More Cards

If you're a follower of my Facebook page, you know that I've been highlighting the Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack this week. I did a Facebook Live on Wednesday and made a few quick and easy cards using the card pack and a few additional products. All of these cards require absolutely no stamping!










What do you think? If you ask me, this is a whole lot better than spending $7 on one card at the store! And the cards are cuuuuute! All of our Memories & More card packs are great for making quick and easy cards. You can of course add stamping if you'd like, but you don't have to. The supplies I used are listed below. Comment and let me know which card is your favorite!


Supply List:
*Big Plans Memories & More Card Pack
*Whisper White Cards & Envelopes (small and large)
*Calypso Coral 1/8" Sheer Ribbon
*Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Friday, September 7, 2018

Christmas Card Club: His Light



Today I have the details for this month’s Christmas Card Club ready for you! This month, the featured stamp set is His Light, and it is available in wood mount or clear mount.




The class includes the His Light stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount, a bolt of Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, a package of Frosted & Epoxy Droplets, and the supplies and instructions to make 15 cards, including envelopes. Inks and adhesives are not included. The inks I used this month are Tranquil Tide, Blackberry Bliss, and Gray Granite. If you would like to add these to your order, just let me know!




There are several options for purchasing below. The Kit Contents and PDF only option does not include the stamp set (if you already have it), and if you would simply like the instructions, you can purchase the PDF only option.
The class must be purchased by Thursday, September 20. Kits will ship by Friday, September 28.

Purchasing options:
Wood Mount: $62 plus $7 shipping
Clear Mount: $56 plus $7 shipping
Kit Contents & PDF only (does not include the stamp set): $37 plus $7 shipping
PDF only: $10

Please contact me for links to purchase.


Remember, there are benefits to participating in the Christmas Card Club for more than one month! There will be two more months to participate. Participate 2 months, and receive a $5 coupon off of a $30 purchase. Participate 3 months, and receive a $10 coupon off of a $40 purchase. Participate all 4 months, and receive a $15 coupon off of a $50 purchase. The coupons can be redeemed with me during December.



Happy Stamping!
Rachel




Thursday, September 6, 2018

Back to School Teacher Treats

Today I'm sharing the treat I made for the teachers at my daughter's school to celebrate the beginning of the school year. School has started, but it's never too late to give a teacher a little thank you gift! (And if I'm being real, these did not get delivered the first day of school. Or even the first week. Having a baby in the house is severely side-tracking my timeline for getting things done!)




To make the boxes, I followed a tutorial from Erica Cerwin for making a box of any size. The tutorial begins about 26 minutes into the video. Want to see what's inside?




I also got this idea from Erica Cerwin. She makes the cutest 3D projects, and always has the best treats! If you are looking for an everyday treat that's not back to school specific, the regular Little Debbie cakes are the same size and will fit perfectly in this box.


Here are the measurements for my box:
The base is 7 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. On the long side, score at 1 1/4 inches and 6 1/4 inches. On the short side, score at 1 1/4 inches and 3 1/2 inches.
The top is 6 1/2 inches by 3 3/4 inches. On the long side, score at 3/4 inches and 5 3/4 inches. On the short side, score at 3/4 inches and 3 inches. For directions on assembly, see the link above for Erica Cerwin's tutorial.


A few tips for putting the box together - definitely use a strong adhesive! I used some of my retired Fast Fuse Adhesive, but the lids still kept popping apart. I finally reinforced them with Scotch tape on the inside. Tear and Tape Adhesive would be another option. Which brings me to my next tip - Erica always makes the lids of her boxes just slightly bigger than the bottom of the box, and then it's not such a tight fit. I forgot to do that on mine, and I think that contributed to the adhesive not sticking as well.


I thought the sentiment from Treehouse Adventure was perfect for the start of school - Let the Adventure Begin! I used retired ribbon on these, but the 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon would be perfect here too.





Stamps: Treehouse Adventure
Ink: Call Me Clover
Paper: Crumb Cake, Call Me Clover, Whisper White, Animal Expedition DSP
Accessories & Tools: Starburst Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (retired)


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Christmas Card Club: Stylish Christmas

It's time for my favorite classes all year - my Christmas Card Club! These cards are meant to be fairly simple so that you can make more of them and get your Christmas cards ready to send in December. This year, I'll be offering a different class each month for four months. The more you participate, the bigger benefit for you! Not only will you get more Christmas cards done, but I'm also offering bonus coupons for you if you purchase at least two months.
  • Purchase 2 months, and receive a $5 coupon off of a $30 purchase.
  • Purchase 3 months, and receive a $10 coupon off of a $40 purchase.
  • Purchase all 4 months, and receive a $15 coupon off of a $50 purchase.
These coupons can be redeemed with me during the month of December. Are you ready to see this month's class?




This month, I am featuring the stamp set Stylish Christmas from the Annual Catalog. When you purchase the class, you will receive the stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount stamps, a roll of Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, and the supplies and instructions to make 15 cards (5 of each design), plus envelopes. There are five options for purchasing:
  • Wood Mount, shipped to you: $65
  • Wood Mount, local pick up: $58
  • Clear Mount, shipped to you: $57
  • Clear Mount, local pick up: $50
  • PDF Instructions only: $10
If you are interested in purchasing this class, please email me and I will send you a link to buy. The deadline to purchase is August 15, and kits will be mailed no later than August 29.


Happy Stamping!
Rachel

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapbooking Global Challenge: Beach Memories



Hello and welcome to the Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018! If you are visiting my blog for the first time, thank you for stopping in. Make sure to visit the rest of the talented artists on this hop - the links are listed at the end of this post.

It has been a long while since I've shared a scrapbook page here. Many of you probably don't know this, but long before I was a card maker, I made scrapbooks. I did not have all of the wonderful Stampin' Up! products I have now, and I'm a little embarrassed to look back on some of those pages! But they were created with love, and I think that is the whole point of scrapbooking, to preserve the memories of those we love for years to come. 

When I saw the sketch for this month's challenge, I was immediately inspired to use photos from our trip to San Diego last year. Here's the sketch...







And here's what I did with it...





The Tranquil Textures suite paired beautifully with my beach photos! I stuck with the color scheme of the Designer Series Paper for the most part - Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Fresh Fig, and a little bit of Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, and Sahara Sand. I masked off "Have a" from the "wonderful adventure" sentiment, and added in the "amazing" die cut from the Celebrate You Thinlits. The month and year are stamped using the Make a Difference stamp set, which is great for scrapbooking! You can create your own phrases, dates, and more, plus the set includes two different fonts. It is one of my favorites!





Here is a complete list of the supplies I used:
Stamps: Sea of Textures, Make a Difference
Ink: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig
Paper: Tranquil Textures DSP, Fresh Fig, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Layering Squares Framelits, Under the Sea Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlits, Big Shot, Classic Label Punch, Night of Navy Medium Baker's Twine

I can't wait to see what everyone else has done with this sketch! Visit Jackie Lawless from the UK next by clicking the button below.


http://stampingjack.com/scrapbooking-global-sketch-challenge/



Happy Stamping!
Rachel 



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Birth Announcement: Meet Grace

I have a very special project to share with you today! Little Grace joined our family in June, and these are the birth announcements I designed. (Putting them all together is still a work in progress!)






That little stitched heart is my favorite!


I have been busy soaking in all of the family time and baby snuggles, but hope to be back to regular posting soon.


Stamps: Little Elephant
Ink: Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories & Tools: Starburst Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Big Shot, White Baker's Twine


Happy Stamping!
Rachel