Let Hope be Your Anchor through the Storms of Life: Sailing Home Card by Rick Adkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made using products from the Come Sail Away Suite.  My card today uses products from that suite and I just loved how it turned out.  I hope that you like it as well.  Here's a look at my card.
I used the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder on the Balmy Blue cardstock pieces to add some fun texture to the card.  I also mixed the texture of the embossing folder with the pattern of the Designer Series Paper along with the texture from the Baker's twine and stitched sentiment.  This all played on top of each other and added the perfect amount of texture.
I hope that you liked my little peek at my card today.  If you need any of the supplies I used to create this card you can pick them up in my online store 24/7.  You will find a full list of the supplies below.
Happy Stampin'
Rick 


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If you have shopped with me since January 1st you will automatically receive one from me when they become available to ship.

If you have not shopped with me and do not have a demonstrator you work with simply contact me today with your EMAIL and ADDRESS and I will add you to my mailing list when they become available for me to ship.

And if you want to save 20% or more, make a little extra cash for the holidays and order early to ensure you get what you want - message me about July/Augusts special to join my team!

I also just wanted to make you aware of some things you may want to stock up on now before the end of Bonus Days.  Theses items coordinate with things from the new Holiday Catalog that goes live September 4th.  There’s ink colors repeat a lot in the Designer Series Paper in the new catalog and we will be using them on upcoming projects so nows a great time to stock up on them.  Earn those $5 coupon codes while you can for the next couple days and save in August.   Every little bit helps out right.   Shop now online and save in August  http://bit.ly/buystampinup.

Thanks for dropping by for my second post today. 
Happy Stampin'

Rick

Above The Clouds Card and Starter Kit Offer

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that you can make using just products that you can get in the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit.  Today's card is a super quick and easy card that as I mentioned you can make with suggested items you can get as part of the Stampin' Up! Starter kit.  Before you place another order you should read this blog post.  I will tell you more about why in just a few minutes, but first I am going to share with you the card I made using only the products that Stampin' Up! suggests in the Starter kit.  Here's a look at the card for today.

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This is a super quick and easy card that comes together in under 10 minutes or so even with talking and having a good time.  I used four ink pads on today's card (Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, and Coastal Cabana) which are part of the suggested starter kit, along with the Thick whisper white cardstock and coastal cabana cardstock.  I think this is a super cute card that is great for any occasion.  
You may be saying that you don't think that joining Stampin' Up! is for you because you don't have time to do workshops, classes, or anything else.  Well that's one of the great things about joining Stampin' Up! you can do it how you want.  

If YOUR order is more than $100 then your best deal is our Stampin' Up! Starter kit.  For only $99 you can pick $125 all the time, but right now through the end of August you can pick an additional $30 in products in your starter kit.  Then you can shop for yourself for anything else at 20% off.  When you purchase the Starter Kit you have no Obligation only if you want to continue to save money beyond December 2019.  With the Starter Kit purchase you're eligible to preorder from the holiday catalog at 20% savings during our preorder period.  Join my team and have exclusive team perks and savings on events, shares, and more.  I have enjoyed being a demonstrator for the last four years and it's great to not have paid full price for any of my purchases since that day.  

Here you can see all the items that I used and the ones that I hadn't for today's card from the Suggested Starter Kit list.  

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Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have found this post helpful.  If you have thought about joining Stampin' Up! please feel free to contact me I would love to talk to you about all the benefits and welcome you to my little stampin family.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick

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A Little Personal Update on my MIA status



For those of you wondering where I’ve been the last few days.  Well it’s a really long story.  As most of you that follow me know my baby brother Rodney has been staying with us after a couple bad physical rehab experiences.  He was in the hospital last week for a few days and then we went back Monday afternoon he wasn’t feeling well and chose to go back.   Well they couldn’t find anything wrong with him and discharged him.  As we were going to the car and getting him in he threw a few blood clots in his lungs and had to be rushed back inside.   After serval more hours he was put on a ventilator  and sent to icu they had to do CPR and got him back.  He’s doing okay he’s a trooper.  He was responding well that night after everything.   He has since came off the ventilator and was doing really really well.  They said that he maybe moved a regular floor tomorrow with blood thinner drip.  So I’ve been out of pocket the last few days.  Just wanted to give you all a little update why you’ve not seen any blog posts from me the last few days.  Love you all and thanks for the continuing prayers.   


Much love and I will be back ASAP 


Stampin’ Hugs 
Rick 

You Make My Head Flutter Wiggle Worm

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute card with you today featuring the Wiggle Worm Stamp and Die Set.  This was another set that I when I saw it I liked it but wasn't sure if I would use it or not.  The more that I thumbed through my catalog and saw this set the more I decided that I needed it.  And, I am so glad that I did!  It was just such a cute set and this is the first card that I have made with it so far.  I created this super cute scene card to share with you today.


I started out by stamping all the little bugs in the set and their coordinating body extras in tuxedo black ink and then used my Stampin' Blends to color each one of them.  Once I had them colored I used the matching dies to cut them out.  Then I stamped the little ice cream and colored it; and thought that I could use those in the background as clouds as well.  I used a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4 and then stamped the ice cream in the sky to use as clouds.  I colored them in using my white watercolor pencil from Stampin' Up! so that I had just a little color in them.  And I thought that worked great.
I then used the grass and leaf dies from the matching die set and cut out leaves in Granny Apple Green and Garden Green cardstock.  The grass I cut out in Granny Apple Green Cardstock and some of the Gingham Designer Series Paper from the Brights 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  I added the leaves and added the alternating color veins in each leaf.  That was no extra cutting since they cut out at the same time as when I ran them through.  I then added those to the card front.  I attached the sky card front to a piece of Whisper White (5 3/8 x 4 1/8) and then added each of the stamped and colored little bugs. 
I did add a few dimensionals behind two of the grass layers so that I could add the bugs standing in the grasses.  This added a little more interest to the card.  I did heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  This was an after thought and should have done this before I stuck everything down but it worked out just fine.  As I mentioned this was a super fun card and was so much fun to do.
If you have been on the fence with this set I am just going to say differently go ahead and pick it up it was so much fun to create such a fun whimsical card.  Plus it creates such a great Summer time projects.  You can pick up the stamp set and die set either separate or currently as a cost saving bundle in my online store.  You will find all the supplies that I used in the Shopping list below.
Thanks for dropping by today, and I hope that you have a great day.
Happy Stampin' 
Rick 



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July Host Code:  J2YFZZ34
  • Spend any amount (using this month’s host code) and get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle FREE (This month we are featuring products from the Follow Your Art Suite in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog)
  • Spend $25 (before taxes and shipping) or more using this month’s host code and get the my August Monthly Card Class Make & Takes Mailed to you FREE as a Thank you.
  • Spend $75(before shipping and taxes) or more and get the August  Monthly Make & Take Class and a bolt of the Tricolor Ribbon for FREE as a Thank You gift when you use this month’s host code.
  • Spend $150 or more and get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle, July Monthly Card Class Make & Takes, & a Bolt of the Tricolor Ribbon for FREE as my thank you.  If your order is over $150 please don’t use the host code.  You will give up your Stampin’ Rewards if you do. 


Please remember that if you use the host code you can not use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here. 

Summer's here and I am ready to beat the heat!  To celebrate Summer, I am going to run a three month promotion with the chance to earn a prize in September!  I will be giving away a few prizes from the Holiday Catalog in September and you can get your name in the Coconut now! 

Details
Get your name in the Coconut for some free Holiday Products to be given away in September!  Here's how you will earn tokens during June, July, & August!  
  • 1 token for purchasing one of my Online Classes 
  • 1 token for every $30 you spend during June, July, & August!*
  • 2 tokens for referring a friend and they sign up for a class with me & mention in their email that you referred them
  • 5 tokens for joining my team 
  • 10 tokens for hosting a party online or in your home
Names will all be put into a hat and drawn live on Tuesday, September 17th at 4 pm CST during my Facebook Live! 

Fine Print: 
*Can not be combined with any other special offer   This is not a promotion ran or endorsed by Stampin' Up! This promotion is solely ran by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator This offer is only good for those that live in the United States and prizes can only be won by a US Resident 

Now's a great time to shop!  For every $50 you spend in my online store Stampin' Up! will send you a $5.00 Coupon code by email to use toward your orders in August.  Click here to shop! 



With the Extra Extra Joining Special, you earn 2 times the Extras!  Join my family of Kinsmon Crafters now and earn an extra $30 in FREE items to add to your $99 Starter kit.  That means you can pick out $155 of wonderful Stampin' Up! Products for only $99.  And you get FREE shipping on your starter kit.  Extra #2 You will receive a $10 Coupon Code if you Sign up in July to use in August. If you sign up in August, your will get the Coupon Code to use in September.  Have questions visit my Join my Team Page and my FAQ page for more details.  

Three main reasons to Join!  

1.     You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
2.     You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
3.     Access to directions to all my online classes 

I All Ready Know I Want to Join!  Sign Me UP!

You have to ways to get the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  1.) Earn it FREE with a qualifying order (see above host code information).  2.) You can purchase it from my Tutorial Store for $20 US by clicking here as a Instant Download.  This month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 8 projects using products from the Follow Your Art Suite.  
Take advantage of my Summer Retreat TOGO!  Featuring the Beautiful Friendship Stamp set.  Get all the perks of attending a Retreat but from the comfort of your own home.  Click here to learn more and to sign up.  Space is limited. 

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