Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Introducing the Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Tomorrow Stampin' Up! will be releasing the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  This is the first time that they have introduced a product medley.  You may be asking what that is well it's a grouping of products that all coordinate together and can only be ordered all together with one item number.  Think of it as a more advance kit with no predesigned projects.  Here's a closer look at the products in this limited time Product medley.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)
  • In Addition to these products you will need the following: 
Additional Products Needed: 
Glue Dots
These are just some of the items that you may need to play with this limited time product medley.  You have seen that I have posted a couple times that it was for a limited time.  Yes, that is true, It will only be available from May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019 or while supplies last.   So if you are interested in this great new offering I suggest you be ready to go on May 1 and order it in my online store.  
There are no order limits so it will probably sale out fast.  You can also add this to a starter kit.  A lot of demonstrators will be ordering it that day as well; unlike most new product releases demonstrators were not able to order this limited time Product medley early.  

A Few Examples: 

Here's a few examples of projects that you could make using these products shared with us from the Concept Artists at Stampin' Up!. 
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As you can see the way that the Everything is Rosy Product Medley comes it is very open to anything that you want to create.  Which is the unique and great thing about this whole offering.  There are no predesigned projects so you can go crazy using these rose gold embellished products to create some very shinny projects, that are sure to put a gleam in someone's eye.  
Remember that this product medley can be ordered in my online store starting tomorrow.  I hope that this little glimpse into this new limited time product medley has added a little shine to your creative process.  

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins  

Monday, April 29, 2019

Stampers Showcase April Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to this month's Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.  This month our theme is Spring/Floral.  So I had one card made and ready to go but really didn't like it.  So after a lot of thinking about showing it or not last night about 7:30 I decided to scrap the original card and go with something completely different.  So for my new card for today's blog hop I went with a new set that will be coming in the 2019 Annual Catalog but paired it with some retiring favorites and some things that are carrying over as well.  I picked the new Bloom & Grow stamp set and matching dies to do my card.  Here's a look at my card.
The Bloom & Grow stamp set is a wonderful floral themed set that has three different large floral images along with wonderful sentiments.  The matching dies not only cuts out the flower sprays but there are two dies that cut out two openings that allow you to stick the sprays into.  I stamped the sprays in memento tuxedo black ink so that I could use my Stampin' Blends to color the sprays.
For the coloring I used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, and Call Me Clover Stampin' Blends in light and dark.  Once I had them colored I cut them out using the matching dies. My card base is a piece of Mango Melody (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).  I added a piece of whisper white that was cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 to which I added a piece of Lovely Lipstick DSP (4 x 5 1/4).  I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and used the 2018-2020 In Color embossing powder in Lovely Lipstick (which is on the retiring list) and them embossed it with my Heat Tool.  I added this strip between each floral spray and added a few rhinestones just to add a little sparkle.
Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have enjoyed my card today.  I hope that you have fun hopping along with the rest of the hoppers today.  Sue Vine from Australia is next on the hop today so I hope that you hop on over there and check out what she has created for this month's hop.  I know it's going to be great.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Rick's 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Paper Share Reservations Now Open!

Hello and welcome to my post today!  I am super excited to announce that I have everything ready to start reservations for my 2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Paper Share.  You will find all the information and sign up form below.

New 2019 2020 Annual SU! Catalog Paper Share Includes:
162 pieces of 6×6 Designer Paper from 13 new packs of designer paper from the 2019 2029 Stampin’ UP! Annual catalog.
Cost:  $47.00 per paper share + $6.95 Priority Shipping (includes tracking) 
If you want two shares there's a place on the sign up form to mark that.  Cost of taking two shares will be $94.00 plus 6.95 shipping instead of $13.90 shipping.  You will also save $6.95 shipping on two shares.  

Your Paper Share of 162 pieces includes 6×6 sheets of the following:
  • Woven Threads – 12 pieces
  • Magnolia Lane – 12 pieces
  • Garden Lane – 12 pieces
  • Follow Your Art – 12 pieces
  • Bird Ballad – 12 pieces
  • Dinoroar – 12 pieces
  • Perennial Essence – 12 pieces
  • See a Silhouette – 12 pieces
  • Come Sail Away – 12 pieces
  • Pressed Petals – 24 pieces**
  • Mosaic Mood – 12 pieces
  • Noble Peacock – 12 pieces
  • Noble Peacock Foil – 6 pieces
** note: 1 of the designs in the Pressed Petals does not lend itself well to being cut to 6×6, so some of the designs will be cut off

Reserve your Paper Share Now!

Click Here to fill out the reservation form!
I will put you on the reservation list and email a PayPal Invoice* on May 28, 2019
Deadline to RESERVE and PAY:  June 3, 2019
U.S. Addresses Only.
*if you don’t have PayPal, you can pay the invoice with your credit or debit card when you receive the invoice

  • May 28: Rick will email a PayPal Invoice to everyone who has reserved a share
  • June 3: deadline to pay
  • June 4: Rick will order all the paper
  • June 13 to 21: Rick will cut, label, bag and package all paper shares
  • June 22: Rick will start shipping paper shares (assuming there are no backorders)

What is a Paper Share?
When you reserve a designer series paper share with me, I will order all of the new paper from the latest Stampin’ Up! catalog, cut it up, package it, label it, and reship it to you so that you have a sampling of all of the new papers listed in this post.  This is usually about 1/4th the cost of purchasing all of the new paper packs yourself. This way you can see, feel, touch and use the paper and reorder your favorites in my online store.
Thank you! Many of you have been participating in my paper share offers for 4 years now!  I appreciate you!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop: Sentimental Rose

Hello and welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog hop.  This month's kit is super cute and beautiful and features a wonderful set of cards and gift box.  Plus the bonus perk of this month's kit was that it featured our very first distinktive stamp set.  For my Alternative projects I created a fun card and gift packaging.  Here's a look at my projects.
Here's a look at this month's intended projects from the kit.

All Wrapped Up!:  

For my gift packaging I used one of the striped gold and filled it with Hershey's kisses.   Folded over the top and added one of the background panels from the kit.  I stamped Fore you of this panel using poppy parade ink.  I then stamped three of the roses from the kit in Flirty Flamingo and one each in So Saffron and Poppy Parade.  I then fussy cut them each out. With the three Flirty Flamingo roses I took different sections from two of them and layered them on the third.  I stamped a few of the leaves from the stamp set in mint macaron and cut them out also.  I then added ribbons in Calypso Coral, Mini striped Poppy Parade Ribbons and a little bakers twine I took from my kit.  I placed the ribbon and twin on the tag that I used the panel for and stapled the ribbon on.  Then I made a double bow with bakers twine and attached over the staple.  
Next i added the flowers onto the tag.  I then added some of the leaves around.  To finish off the tag I added faceted clear gems to the center of each rose.  

My Card: 

 For my card I started out with a piece of whisper white cardstock and stamped two of the roses and leaves in on opposite sides leaving enough room between each so that I would have a nice window.  Next I took a circle and traced around that connecting the roses.  With a craft knife I cut out the center of the circle making sure to cut around each rose and leaf that was in the circle.  I took one of the note cards from the kit and trimmed it down to fit behind the opening.  I then layered this panel onto a Flirty Flamingo card base.  I used the same faceted clear gems on the inside of the roses on the card as I did the gift packaging.  

I added a whisper white panel to the inside with one of the roses stamped on the it.  And, then added my sentiment stamped on one of the banners from the kit and added some baker's twine at the top of the card to finish everything off.  

I hope that you have enjoyed my projects for this month.  If you are viewing this post on my wordpress site you will need to click here to view the blog roll.  If you are viewing on my new blogger website you will find the blog roll below.  Below the blog roll you will find a list of the supplies I used to do both projects.  Thanks for dropping by I hope that you will hop along to the end.  I know everyone have came up with some great projects for you.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

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