About Rachel


Hi all! I'm Rachel, owner and creator here at The Smudge Factory. I am a stay-at-home mom and wife to 5 amazing (and active!) children, and one totally sweet and awesome husband. Almost 8 years ago, I left my full-time job as a graphic designer to stay home with our daughter. Since then, we've added 4 boys - and over the past few years I've been searching for ways to keep my creativity alive and still balance taking care of my children and household. My husband and I make a great team; he assists me in all my crazy household projects, and has a very skilled, detailed eye. I have a degree in Graphic Design, and left the field full-time to pursue an even greater dream…to become a full-time mommy and wife. It’s not always easy, but it’s totally worth it. My creations are all put together late at night or during naptime. I love my life, and I love my family. :) My house may be a Smudge Factory, but at least my ceilings are clean! 

My kids leave their marks all over my home in the form of hand and fingerprint "smudges," so it seemed only fitting to add my personal "smudge" to every item I create. This is why everything that's created is hand-lettered or drawn, solely by me. None of my items are created using fonts; none of my items are made using clip art. 

Since I'm stay-at-home mom and my kiddos are young, my hours are fit in around the times that they need my attention. That being said, I will do my best to respond to messages within 24 hours, likely sooner. Weekends (Friday night - Sunday night) - especially Sundays - are reserved for family time, however, I do have a hard time sticking to my own rules. ;) If you send me a message after 5pm on a Friday, I may not respond until Monday morning. Thanks for understanding! :)

Thanks for stopping by!