Monday, April 19, 2021

Dragonfly Garden Super Easy Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

I know that you are ready for a fun fold card that you can make quick & easy!  Just like everything that I love to create this card is quick easy and looks more complicated than it really is.  Sometimes it’s just a little fun to fold a card differently than the standard A2 size card.  

Check out this super easy fun fold card featuring the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

Dragonfly Garden Class Preorder Now Open

 I am so excited to be bringing you my latest online class preorder for the Dragonfly Garden Bundle!  This bundle has been extremely popular since it came out back in January.  I know that you are going to love this class. 

Dragonfly Garden Online Class Preorder Now Open!  Click here to learn more and to register

Monday, April 12, 2021

May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Batter Up! Subscribe today

 Hello and welcome to my blog; I am here today to share with you some of the details about the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit entitled Batter Up!.  So step on up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park with the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit.  To get this kit you have from April 11th till May 10th to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin.  


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Stampin' Up! Art Gallery - Best Wishes Card for April's Creative Stampers Blog Hop

 

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made for the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop.  The Creative Stampers are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that I have pulled together for one purpose.  And that purpose was to team up and help each other and out customers create by creating a set of tutorials around one suite, theme, or product.  This way we could inspire everyone with creative ideas.  This month the featured item for the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle for April is the Fine Art Floral Suite from the January - June Mini Catalog.  Each month we share even more ideas using the featured products with you as alternative projects to our project for that month's tutorial bundle.  

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Wrapped Bouquet Mother's Day Card - Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card that you can make for Mother's Day and I did a little no line coloring just for fun.  I used the Wrapped Bouquet Bundle to create the focal point for my card today.  Yes, it's been awhile since I shared a post; that's a whole other topic for another day.  Here's a look at my card.  

Ever wonder how to make and color a Mother's Day Card?  I have you covered Click here to learn more

Thursday, March 25, 2021

2020-2021 Annual Catalog Last Chance List!

 The Last Chance List for the 2020 - 2021 Annual Catalog has Dropped!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Hope Faith Always - His Love Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's sketch challenge at the Spot Challenge Blog.  I used a stamp set that I have been wanting to use for a long time but just didn't have the right project to use it on.  I have had this card for serval months now.  I thought this would be the prefect time to use it since everyone could use a little reminder that to always have hope and faith.  Here's a look at my card.  

His Love Stamp Set, Click to learn how I used this stamp set to create my card for this week's sketch challenge at the Spot.

Monday, March 8, 2021

How to Create A Stampin Bends Color Chart - And Why You Want To!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you how to create a color swatch chart for your Stampin' Blends and why you will want to!  There are many reasons why artists create color swatch charts for their supplies; so, I am going to share with you some of those today.  

Learn why you want to create a Stampin' Blends Color Swatch Chart plus get my free color chart PDF to make your own.  Click here to learn more

Color swatching is basically the process of laying out your coloring media in a grid so you can see it.  This also allows you to actually see the true color of the media.  Because we all know that the caps or tip on the media my not look the same as the ink, paint, or marker.  

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Simply Colorful Succulents Card & Finding Inspiration

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my colorful succulent card that I made for this weeks creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge.  This week the challenge is a inspirational challenge with a beautiful image that has some very colorful flowers and a succulent.  So, I thought it was a great chance to use my Simply Succulents Stamp Set and matching dies to create a card.  Here's a look at my card. 

My top 10 tips on finding inspiration for card makers and papercrafters, and my Simply Colorful Succulents Card  Click here

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hydrangea Haven Mini Slimline Card - Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle March Blog Hop

 


Hello and welcome to my blog and the March 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop.  This month's tutorial bundle theme is Springtime Jubilee.  You may be asking what that means well it's all springtime projects; flowers, spring colors, and fun.  For the blog hop we come up with alternative projects using the same supplies that we each used for our project in our tutorial.  Here's a look at my alternative project this month.  

My alternative project for the CSTB Tutorial Blog Hop for Match featuring Hydrangea Haven Click here to learn more

Monday, March 1, 2021

Just Because - Brushed Blooms Bundle Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; I am back from my little staycation celebrating my birthday last week.  And, I have a super cute card to share with you today using the Brushed Blooms Bundle from the January-June Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at my card.  

Just Because Card using the Brushed Blooms Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog.  Click here to learn more and download the free tutorial

I think the Brushed Blooms Bundles is probably one of my all time favorite bundles from Stampin' Up! in the last couple years!  Mainly because of the wonderful Beautiful Brushstrokes Dies.  Which creates these beautiful layered die cut roses.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Mini Slimline Card - Woodland Wonder Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card to share with you today.  This is a card design that's super on trend right now.  Plus I used a super cute new stamp set from the January-June Mini Catalog.  This was a stamp set that I have had my eye on since the catalog came out and I got it a couple of weeks ago.  Here's a look at my card.  

Mini Slimline Card using the Woodland Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!, The Spot Challenge 150 click here to learn more

Saturday, February 20, 2021

You're a Good Egg - Hey Chick YouTube Live Replay

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card for you that I made during my YouTube Live yesterday!  I used scraps of designer series paper to create this simple but stunning background and the Hey Chick Stamp Set for my card.  Here's a look at my project. 


Friday, February 19, 2021

Sending a Smile Your Way - Butterfly Brilliance & Many Messages Stamp Sets

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another card using the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and the Many Messages Stamp Set.  The Butterfly Brilliance set will be available in March but is currently only available to demonstrators.  Here's a look at today's card. 

You will be sending a ton  of smiles and butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance and Many Messages Bundles.  Click here to learn more

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Spring Time Joy Easter Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I colored using my Prismacolor Pencils, a little Baby Oil, Q-Tip, and the Spring filled Spring Time Joy Cling Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  Here's a look at my card! 

I have a super cute Easter Card for you today using the Spring Time Joy Cling Stamp Set and Prismacolor Pencils Click here to learn more

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Butterfly Bouquet and Many Messages Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card using the upcoming early released Butterfly Bouquet Bundle and coordinating products.  I am also using the Many Messages Bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at the card.  

Fun card using the Many Messages Bundle and the upcoming early release Butterfly Bouquet Bundle.  Click here to learn more

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Blue Willow Inspired Birthday Shaker Card - Jar of Flowers Bundle Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a birthday shaker card for you today inspired by our blue willow dishes using the Jar of Flowers Bundle from Stampin' Up!.   It's funny where we find inspiration for our projects sometimes.  Here's a look at my card. 

Learn how I created this Blue Willow Inspired Birthday Card using the Jar of Flowers Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  Click here

Monday, February 15, 2021

Berry Blessings Gift Bag

 Hello and welcome to my blog; after some technical difficulty and having to reshoot the project that was supposed to go up yesterday for Day 7 of Treat Week 2021.  I am happy to be able to share this project with you today.  I CASEd today's project by the fabulous Sam Hammond from the UK.  I loved Sam's project so much that I had to make my own version.  Here's a look at the project. 

Berry Blessings Gift Bag How to by Rick Adkins

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Snailed It Sour Patch Kids Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 6

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day sixth of Treat Week 2021, and I have a super cute project for you today.  Today's project features products from the Snail Mail Suite in the Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog.  

Day 6 of Treat Week 2021 - Snailed It Sour Patch Kids Treat Box Click here to learn more!

This cute little treat holder features one of my favorite suites in the January-June Mini Catalog.  

Friday, February 12, 2021

Hey Birthday Chick M&M Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 5

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today's Treat Week 2021 project features the Hey Birthday Chick Stamp Set and matching Birthday Chick Dies.  I created this project to hold a regular size pack of M&M candies.  Here's a look at the project:

Treat Week Day 5 project features the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle.  Click here to learn more

Thursday, February 11, 2021

You Are Amazing Paper Blooms Candle Gift Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 4

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day four of Treat Week 2021.  And, I have a super cute little project for you featuring the You Are Amazing Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  The Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper is a free Sale-A-Bration Item currently, and the You Are Amazing Stamp Set coordinates with the You Are Amazing Project Kit.  So, for today's project I created a gift box that will hold one of the jar Candles from Target's Dollar Spot.  Here's a look at my project. 

Treat Week 2021 Day 4 - You Are Amazing Paper Blooms Candle Gift Box Click to learn more!

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Shark Frenzy Godiva Treat Box - Treat Week 2021 Day 3

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is day three of Threat Week 2021.  If you are unfamiliar with Treat Week.  Each day this week I will be bringing you a new treat project using new products from the January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Today's project features the Shark Frenzy Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog; which can be found on page 46.  Here's a look at today's project.  

Jump in the big crafting waters with this month's online Crafty Corner Bundle class featuring the Shark Frenzy Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Click here

Shark Frenzy Bundle Class Registration

 Join me for a frenzy of crafting fun during the February Crafty Corner Bundle Class featuring the Shark Frenzy Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up! ®™.  You can find this bundle on page 46 of the Mini Catalog.  

Jump in the big crafting waters with this month's online Crafty Corner Bundle class featuring the Shark Frenzy Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Click here

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Valentines Flip Top Russel Stover Treat Box - Kangaroo and Company

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute treat holder for you featuring the Kangaroo & Company Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog.  This is also Day Two of Treat Week 2021.  

Treat Week 2021 day 2 project featuring the Kangaroo & Company Bundle Russel Stovers Treat Box Click here to learn more

Today's project is also for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot Weekly Challenge Blog.  We have a super fun sketch challenge for you to play along with this week.  I will link the challenge image below.  

Monday, February 8, 2021

Hey Chick Tissue Box - Treat Week 2021

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am kicking off Treat Week 2021.  If you remember from last year we did treat projects all week long.  So this year I am brining it back by popular demand.  This year I have some super cute little treat packaging ideas for you and we are kicking off today!  Here's a look at today's project.  

Treat Week 2021 kicks off with this first project featuring the Hey Chick Stamp Set and Dies.  Learn How I created this Tissue Box.  Click here!

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Hit The Beach Card Technique Class

 This Class has Sold Out! 

I have a super cute and fun in the sun technique class for you this month!  I don't know about you but I am ready for some warmer weather!  As I was designing this class I could just fill the sun on my face as I was sitting at the beach on my beach towel and warm and toasty.  


February 2021 Monthly Card Class - Hey Chick

 Hello my crafty friends I have a new monthly card class for February that just released the other day to my Email List.  If you are not on my email list where I release news and updates about upcoming classes, promotions, and more then you can join it by clicking here.  



This month I have a super fun class for you using some fun returning and new products from Stampin' Up!.  These products are only around for a limited time so I wanted to make the most of them.  

Happy Valentine's Day Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the other card that I made with the left over pieces from my card on Friday for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  If you missed that post you can check it out here.  I used left over pieces from that card to create the focal image on today's card.  I figured why not since I already have this heart laying around why not use it.  Here's a look at that card.  

Check out this fun Happy Valentine's Day Card I made using scraps from my craft desk.  Click here to learn more!

Friday, February 5, 2021

Blogging Friends Blog Hop - February 2021 Red Hot Love

 

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am sharing  with you my project for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month's theme was Red Hot Love!  It's all about monochromatic cards using any shade of Red.  You could also use whites, black, and grays as accents.  Keep reading to check out my card for this month's hop.  

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Fine Art Floral with Ink Blended Background

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card I made over the weekend showcasing the Fine Art Floral Stamp Set and the new Blending Brushes from Stampin' Up!.  This weekend just felt like a time to create a floral card.  The weather had been just nasty out and was turning colder, so as you can imagine I am craving some warm weather.  Florals just make me feel warm and cozy on the inside.  Here's a look at the card that I created.  

Ink Blending Background with Stampin' Up!'s New Blending Brushes along with the Art Gallery Bundle click here to learn more

Friday, January 29, 2021

Januarys Crafty Corner Monthly Card Class - Darling Donkeys

Since this is a new year I decided to make a few changes to a couple of things.  One was my monthly card class.  Below you will find out all the details.  

Each month I create a Monthly card class I had been sharing the video online each month showing how to make the four cards with the featured stamp set.  And, and everyone that ordered a certain dollar amount during that small window got the Make & Take Packets for the cards and a PDF of instructions.  Well that part has gone away sort of.  

Thursday, January 28, 2021

A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop - January 2021

 

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am taking part in the A Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop.  I have a couple cute little alternative projects for you using the January 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit titled Sending Hearts

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Just a Little Note - Lots of Hearts Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made last night on my Facebook Live.  Every so often on my Facebook Live, I do a Customer Choice.  This is where everyone watching gets to help pick out the products that I use to create that night's project.  This time I actually already had a kit cut with some of the supplies and ready to do.  This was a kit I had made up a few weeks back to do a different Live with but did another project instead.  I thought this would be a great way to use that kit.  Here's a look at the card that we came up with last night.  

The Lots of Hearts Stamp Set is perfect for sending just the right little note to someone special.  Click here to learn more

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

My Heart Smiles - Lots of Hearts Bundle

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun little card using the Lots of Hearts Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog.  There's nothing better than to let someone know how much they make your heart smile and this is the perfect card to show just that.  Here's a look at my card.  

The Lots of Hearts Bundle makes my Heart Smiles card is part of this weeks Creative Challenge at The Spot Challenge Blog click to learn more

Monday, January 25, 2021

7 Not So Naked Envelopes - Ideas to Dress Your Envelopes to Impress

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a few ideas to dress up your envelopes.  I have seven different ways to share with you on how to add a little pizzazz to your envelopes to dress them up.  I mean why not!  We spend a lot of time creating them so let's make the presentation just as pretty.  

Learn 7 ways to dress up your envelopes in a not so naked way.  Click here to learn more!

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pick Your Kit Class

 

Pick Your Kit Night with Rick Class Details and registration information!  Class date is February 16th click for details on how to register!

I have a super fun class planned for you to attend in February! I love our All-Inclusive Kits and have designed this class around them. And the best part is you can pick the kit you want to work with. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

You Can Do This - Forever Fern Step Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog!  Today seemed like a great day to share an encouragement card with you.  I designed this card a few month's ago but have not got around to share it on my blog and today just felt like the right day to do so.  I created a fun little step card using the Forever Fern Stamp Set and matching Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  Here's a look at my card.  

You Can Do this ! Fun Step Card using the Forever Fern Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Click to learn more!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Enjoy the Moment - A Little Note

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card I made for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot.  This week's challenge is a CASE the Designer challenge. We are casing the talented Jay Soriano of Mitosu Crafts.  Here's a look at my version of one of his cards.   

Today's A Little Note card using the Enjoy the Moments Stamp Set is for this Week's creative challenge at the Spot.  Click to learn more!

Monday, January 18, 2021

Prized Peony & Heal Your Heart Simple Gift Set - Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a great idea for a quick simple gift set of handmade cards that you can make with very few supplies and make up a few and have on hand when you need a quick little gift for someone.  Here's a look at my card and the gift set I whipped up. 

A Quick and simple gift idea using the Prized Peony and Heal your Heart Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Happy Thoughts Paper Blooms Birthday Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute little birthday card for you using the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set and the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  The Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper is a free Sale-A-Bration item right now from January 5th - February 28th.  The Happy Thoughts Stamp Set is from the January-June Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at my card! 

Birthday cards are always a great place to have Happy Thoughts!  Click here to learn how I used the Happy Thoughts Stamp Set with the Paper Blooms DSP

Oh So Sweet Strawberry Class

 

Registration for my Oh So Sweet Strawberry Class is now open  Click here to Register now!

I have a sweet class for you today!  This is one of my FAVORITE bundles from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog!  And I know you are going to love it too!  

Thursday, January 14, 2021

OSAT Blog Hop - Say Hello To

 Hello and welcome to my blog and the first OSAT Blog Hop of 2021.  This month we are "Saying Hello To" the new products in the January-June Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  I picked to use the Pretty Perennials Bundle from the January-June Mini along with the Punch Party Sale-A-Bration Host Stamp Set, and the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure on my projects today.  

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Masculine Valentine's Day Card - Heart to Heart & Paper Blooms Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card I made last night during my weekly Facebook Live.  I mentioned on Monday that you would want to join me today.  I mention that I would share a card with the same layout and supplies from Monday. But instead of another feminine Valentine's Day Card, we are going to make a masculine Valentine's Day.  If you missed my post from Monday you can find it here.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn how to make a masculine Valentine's Day Card with Heart to Heart Stamp Set and Paper Blooms DSP from Stampin' Up! Learn more click here

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

You Make Me Happy - Pretty Perennials

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot.  This week we have a fun technique challenge to help inspire you.  For my project this week I picked the Pretty Perennials Bundle to create with.  Here's a look at my project. 

You make me Happy!  This is a fun little card using the Pretty Perennials Bundle from Stampin' Up!.  Click to learn more.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Paper Blooms Happy Valentine's Day Card - Heart to Heart Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card for Valentine's Day using Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and the Heart to Heart Stamp Set.  My featured Sale-A-Bration item this week is the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.  So, I will be showcasing projects this week using this Sale-A-Bration item all week long.  

How to make a Valentine's Day Card using the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and Heart to Heart Stamp Set.  Click here to learn more!

Saturday, January 9, 2021

You Go Girl! - Hearts & Kisses Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made yesterday during my weekly YouTube Live.  During the live I shared a fun little card using supplies that are part of my January Crafty Corner Online Card Club.  So, my Card Club members will be able to make this card with the supplies in their kits.  If you want more information about my Online Crafty Corner Card Club you can find infromation above by clicking on the Monthly Card Club tab.  Here's a look at the card I made yesterday. 

You Go Girl! is what you will be saying when you make this fun fold card featuring the Hearts & Kisses Bundle from SU! Click to learn how to make it!

Friday, January 8, 2021

Hey There Friend - Darling Donkeys Stamp Set Sale-A-Bration 2021

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to showcase a card that I made as part of a Demonstrator Training event by Ronda Wade back in December.  I CASEd the card from the one that she designed for one of the Make & Takes for the event.  But it's just so darn cute that I couldn't help but copy it and share it on my blog with you today.  Here's a look at the card. 

Check out today's Hey There Friend Card using the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set.  Click here to learn more

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Hee Haw It's Your Birthday - Darling Donkeys Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun and cute masculine birthday card for you using the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set.  Which you can earn as one of your Sale-A-Bration freebies this year during Sale-A-Bration with qualifying purchase.  

Today's birthday card Using the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set will make you say Hee Haw It's your Birthday!  Learn how to get this stamp set FREE.

I love this stamp set and the designer series paper I used and I will tell you why below. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Creative Stampers Tutorial Blog Hop - January 2021 Sale-A-Bration

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my alternative project to my project for this month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle is a group of Demonstrators from around the US, Canada, and the UK that I gathered together to create a tutorial bundle each month that we give to anyone that places any size order with us during the month or you can purchase it for $22.00 US.    Each month we feature a different theme, bundle, or suite of products from one of the new catalogs from Stampin' Up!.  This month our theme was Sale-A-Bration since it just kicked off yesterday after all.  I will tell you more about the Tutorial Bundle in a little bit.  I have a super cute little alternative project for you this month plus you can get a sneak peek of my project included in this month's tutorial below.