Saturday, June 12, 2021

Coffee & a Card with Rick Round 2

 

Rick’s Coffee & A Card Round 2: 

Round 2 runs from June 4, 2021 through July 2, 2021

Order by June 18, 2021 to receive the Round 2 Card Kits

Video Tutorials will be Live on my YouTube Channel each Friday, at 11:30 am CST.

Spring/Summer Crafty Corner Online Retreat To Go

 Spring/Summer 2021 Retreat in a Box…Crafty Corner Retreat to GO!  The Spring/Summer 2021 Retreat in a box Registration is now open!  Grab one while you can.

Enjoy the fun of a retreat RIGHT from your home and computer!  Grab one before they sell out!  

One of my most popular events is my Crafty Corner Retreats Online!  It sells out every time, sometimes within a few days!  The To Go Boxes are in a limited number.  I also have a tutorial only version available.  

Thursday, June 10, 2021

OSAT June Blog Hop - Boys in the Hood

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a couple projects with you for this months One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop.  The theme this month was Boys in the Hood!  So, it's all about the boys.  

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Triple Accordion Card - Beauty of Friendship and Bird and Branches Stamp Sets

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun little card using some new and returning products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  And it's also a fun fold card.  So, you know it has to be pretty easy if I did it.  Here's a look at my project.  

Check out my Triple Accordion Fun Fold Card using the Birds & Branches & Beauty of Friendship Stamp Sets Click here to learn more.

For my project today I paired the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper with the Birds & Branches Stamp Set.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Ink Transfer with Stencils - Spot Challenge #165

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super fun little card and fun technique that will allow you to do ink transfer using stencils and you will be super surprised just how easy it is.  Here's a look at my project for today.  

Learn about my Ink transfer stencil background card today for the Spot Challenge #165 Click here to learn more

Find out all the details about how I made this card below.  

Monday, June 7, 2021

Beauty of the Earth One Sheet Wonder Card Class

 One Sheet Wonder Card Class with Rick… Featuring Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper 

Take a break from Summer with me!

So, much fun is in store…12 projects!

Register for my Beauty of the Earth One Sheet Wonder Online Card Class!  Join live or watch the replay.  Click here to register by June 21, 2021.

One Sheet Wonder Card Class with Rick featuring the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper and a whole lot of crafting fun!  

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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Just a Reminder You Are Loved Card - Pride 2021

 Hello and welcome to my blog.  Since it is PRIDE month I wanted to see what I could create using products that I had on hand to share some love to the LGBTQ+ community.  So, I sat down and came up with what I think is a super cute card.  I will be sharing a few more cards for PRIDE month all month long so be on the watch for those as well.  Here's a look at my card today.  

I shared a card to those in the LGTBQ+ community that you are loved!  Card.  Click here to read about the card and my story being gay in the South

Friday, June 4, 2021

Blogging Friends Blog Hop June 2021 - What's New What's Cool

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my project for this months Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This months theme was What's New What's Cool and we where to share a project using our favorite new products.  

To create my project with this month I picked products from the Beauty of the Earth Suite from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  You can check out what I made below.  

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Golden Summer ATC Cards

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share something a little different that you have not seen on my blog before.  I spent a little time over the weekend creating some little gifts for people that signed up for my Sow Creativity Online Class last month.  I sat down and had a play with some of the products that I had in my stash and created some fun Artist Trading Cards using the Hydrangea Haven Bundle.  Here's a look at the ACTs: 

Check out my little ATC cards entitled Golden Summer that I made as a gift for my Class Attendees.    Click here to read more about them.

You can find out more about how I made them below.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

You Make the World Better - June 2021 Creative Stampers Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first Wednesday of the month and that means it's time for the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop.  On the blog hop we share alternative projects and sneak peeks of the project that we created for that month's tutorial bundle.  

For the June 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle the design team was asked to create projects using their favorite product or suite from the new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  So, I know you will find all types of projects this month to inspire you.  Now on to the hop.  

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Rick's Summer Stamping Fun Promotion

Summer is almost here, and I am super excited to announce my Summer Promotion for this year.  This year I want to kick summer off with a bang and with a whole lot of fun too!  And what is more fun that spending summer stamping together!  For the last few summers, I have offered a summer promotion to my customers each year with a different theme.   This year it’s all about getting together and crafting!  

Learn all the details for my three month long Fun Summer Stamping Promotion!  Click here to read all about it!

Get the skinny on this fun summer stamping promotion by clicking read more below. 

Being a Dad is Whiskey Business Square Starburst Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a fun little card with you using the Whiskey Business Stamp Set and some of the Well Suited Designer Series Paper. I created this card for this weeks creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge Blog.  This weeks creative challenge is all about masculine projects and its called Let's Hear it for the Boys.  So, here's a look at the card.  

Because it's Whiskey Business being a dad I made this square starburst card for this week's creative challenge at the Spot challenge click here

Sunday, May 30, 2021

We Belong Together - United Through Creativity Simple Sunday Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog;  today I am going to share a super cute little card with you using the new United Through Creativity Digital Download from Stampin' Up! for todays Simple Sunday Card.  Here's a look at today's project. 

I have a super simple card for Simple Sunday today using the United Through Creativity Digital Download and some Simple Stampin' Blends coloring

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Aloha Friend - Timeless Tropical plus Wild Roses Background Stamp

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am feeling very tropical.  So, I created a card using some very tropical items.  I was inspired by some of the pictures that I had been seeing all last week of fellow demonstrators on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn about my multi-inking technique using the Timeless Tropical and Wild Rose Stamp Sets from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

Inspiration for my projects comes from so many places.  But, I found all the pictures of all the tropical flowers that my friends and fellow demonstrators on the Maui trip were sharing of the florals from Maui so inspiring that I had to create a fun tropical floral card.  

Friday, May 28, 2021

Masculine Gift Card Wallet - Global Video Hop - Manly Makes

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute project to share with you.  If you are like me you are always looking for new ideas to have projects for the men in your life.  So, I totally have a must make project for you today.  I have a perfect little project that is designed to not only hold a gift card but cash as well.  

Visit my blog to download the FREE PDF tutorial for this super cute Masculine Gift Card/ Money Wallet using the A Good Man Stamp Set

Thursday, May 27, 2021

May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you two projects using the May Paper Pumpkin Kit.   Todays projects are alternative projects for the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit Batters Up!.  


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

United Through Creativity Sailing Away Card

 You are not a drop in the ocean.  You are the entire ocean in a drop.  I loved this quote by Rumi that was part of the United Through Creativity Digital Download and is the sentiment from the digital stamps that I picked for my card  today.  Hello and welcome to my blog; I am glad that you are here.  

Learn how to do simple watercoloring with the United Through Creativity download and Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set.

During my weekly Facebook Live last night I shared how to make this card and how to do some simple watercoloring with your ink pads.  I go live every week on Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm CST on my Facebook Business Page.  You can join me there each week for a live card making session.  

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Spot Challenge 163 - United Through Creativity Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a super cute little card with you using the new United Through Creativity Digital Download from Stampin' Up! for this weeks creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge blog.  This weeks creative challenge is a card sketch that I am sure you will have so much fun playing with.  Here's a look at my card.  

Through Thick & Thin Card using the digital stamp set United Through Creativity Digital Download for The Spot Challenge #163 Click to learn more

Monday, May 24, 2021

Batters Up! May 2021 Paper Pumpkin

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the May 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit called Batters Up!.  I got the kit in the mail on Saturday afternoon and ran to the studio and slide into home plate to do an unboxing video and how to which I will share with you today.  Here's a look at the cards in the May Paper Pumpkin.  


Sunday, May 23, 2021

You're So Cool - Sweet Ice Cream Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a cool card! My card today features some new products from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and some returning favorites as well.  Today I am using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set and paired it with some new designer series paper.  Here's a look at my card.  

You're So Cool Card featuring the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle from Stampin' Up! Click here to learn more

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Simple but Impressive Hello Card - Heat Embossed Background

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute little clean and simple card for you using left over pieces from a card I shared earlier in the week.  I love how this card turned out and love that it was really easy to create.  I used the Butterfly Brilliance and the Blossoms & Blooms Stamp Sets to finish off the card.  Here's a look at the card.  

Learn how to use up left over pieces for a clean and simple but impressive hello card.  Click here to learn more

Friday, May 21, 2021

Bold Embossed Resist Congratulations Card - Hydrangea Haven & Many Messages

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made recently using the Bold Emboss Resist Technique and paired the card front with the Hydrangea Haven Bundle and Many  Messages Bundle.  You may recall the other card that I made using this same technique last week here's a link to that post is you missed it.  And here's a look at my card.  

How to create a Bold Embossed Resist Card using the Hydrangea Haven and Many Messages Bundles by Stampin' Up! Click to learn more

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Just A Card to Say Hello - Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card for you using the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and matching Brilliance Wings Dies plus a little embossing as well.  With just a little ink blending to kick things up a little.  Here's a look at the card I made.  

The Butterfly Brilliance and Many Messages Stamp Sets are the perfect combination for a Just A Card to say hello card.  Click here to learn more

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hydrangea Hill Double Wonder Cards

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the cards that I made last night during my weekly Facebook Live.  Last night I made 11 cards using two sheets of 6" x 12" pieces, some matching cardstock, a little ribbon and a few more supplies.  Here's a look at the cards I made.  

Learn how to make the Double Wonder Cards using the Hydrangea Haven Designer Series Paper click here to learn more

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hydrangea Haven - The Spot Challenge #162

 Hello and welcome to my blog; todays card is for this weeks creative challenge over at The Spot Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge I will have more details below.  I used the Hydrangea Haven Bundle on my card today.  Here's a look at my card.  

Rick's card for this weeks creative challenge at the Spot Challenge featuring Hydrangea Haven bundle click here to learn more

Monday, May 17, 2021

Sow Creativity Class - Hydrangea Haven Bundle Class

 I am so excited to be bringing you my latest online class preorder for the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  This bundle has been one of my favorites since it came out back in January.  I know that you are going to love this class.

Sign Ups are open from Sunday, May 16th – Tuesday, May 25th or until the class fills. 

Click here to register for my new online card class featuring the Hydrangea Haven Bundle

Find all the class details and how to register below.  

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wishing You All Things Fabulous -

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card with you that I made using a fun new double embossing technique.  I also used the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and the All Things Fabulous Stamp Set to create my card.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out this double embossing technique on my card today.  Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Get Well Soon - The Spot Color Challenge #161

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made for this weeks creative challenge over at the spot using a fun inking and die cut inlaid technique.  I used the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and matching dies to create my card.  

Super cute Get Well Soon Card for this weeks Color Challenge over at The Spot Creative Blog  Click here to learn more

This is the second time I've started todays blog post.  I made one card using what I thought was the right color combination.  Only to find out once I sat down to write the blog post and got half way through and realized that I used a wrong color. So, last night at 10:30 pm I headed back out to the studio to create a card with the right color combination. 

Monday, May 10, 2021

Art Gallery Showstopper Card - Video Tutoiral

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a showstopper card for you and I do mean a show stopper.  This is a definite WOW card.  When I showed it to Charles last night his first word was "wow!"  He never has a reaction like that.  He most of the time just says that they are nice and pretty, but never a wow.  So, I know that it's differently a wow card.  Any way you can decided your self here's a look at the front of the card. 

Fine Art Gallery Showstopper Card click here to learn more about this fun fold card and to watch the video tutorial.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The World Is Better Because of You - Hydrangea Haven Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card using the Hydrangea Haven Bundle from Stampin' Up! and products from the Hydrangea Hills Suite in the January - June Mini Catalog.   This is a beautiful suite of products and Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers and a must in any garden.  Well, at least I think so.  Here's a look at the card that I made for today.  

The world is better with you card featuring the Hydrangea Haven bundle from Stampin' Up!, Click here to learn more

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Love is What Makes us Family - Magic Inking Technique Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute card to share with you using the Magic Inking Technique, the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, and the Lovely You Stamp Set.  This is a super fun technique and actually really easy.  Plus it uses one of the most under used tools in our crafting stash.  Here's a look at my card.  

Love is What Makes Us Family card using the Magic Inking Technique click here to learn more

Friday, May 7, 2021

Blogging Friends Blog Hop May 2021 - Anything Goes

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  The theme this months blog hop was Anything Goes meaning it was a free for all and you could create anything.  So, I went a little over the top with my card this month.  Here's a look at my card.  

I created a fun Tower Card fun Fold card for the May 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  Click to learn more

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Hello There - Art Gallery meets Sweet Strawberry Stamp Sets

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made last week and I shared the technique with you on my Facebook Live last week and on my YouTube Channel I will link to the blog post and that video here in case you missed it.  I took one of the backgrounds that I made during that video paired it with the Art Gallery and Sweet Strawberry Stamp Sets and made a card using it.  Here's a look at that card. 

Hello There!  I have a super cute card for you today using the Art Gallery and Sweet Strawberry Stamp Sets and a little color inspiration.  Click here

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop - Handsomely Suited Pop Up Corner Swing Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; and the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop. This month the tutorial bundle theme for May was Masculine Themed projects.  Each month we do a blog hop showcasing the same theme with alternative projects that we created using the same products we used in our tutorial.  

For my project in this months tutorial bundle I created a fun fold card.  So, for my alternative project for this month's hop I created a different fun fold card.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Introducing the NEW 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, upcoming classes and events, and a special offer

 Hello and welcome back to my blog; I have another post for you today and this one is a real important one!  The NEW 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is now Live!  Insert Kermit Yay!  


Read more about the new annual catalog, and see some of my top picks that are a must have!  I will also have information below about upcoming classes, events, and more!  

Bride & Groom Gatefold Card - Handsomely Suited Bundle

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a very special card to share with you using the Handsomely Suited Bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog.  I had to make a wedding card the other day for Charles' third cousin that's getting married in a couple weeks.  So, I figured why not do something fun.  So, here's the card that I came up with. 

Today, I have a wedding card to share that's perfect for any bride and groom and it's a fun fold.  Click here to check it out

Monday, May 3, 2021

Rick's 2021-2023 In Color Club

 Do you love everything new fresh and trendy? Do you have to have the latest crafty thing on the market? Sadly, reality kicks in and you know it’s not in your budget. Well, I have a solution for you! I have a way for you to get all the new 2021-2023 In Colors and on a budget. You may be wondering what in the world is the solution to my problem Rick! Well, it’s my new 2021-2023 In Color Club! 


I am so excited about my new 2021-2023 In Color Club featuring the new Stampin' Up! In Colors.  Click here to find out all the details and to sign up

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sweet Ice Cream - Simple Sunday Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super simple card for you using the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog and Pale Papaya Ink which is one of the new 2021-2023 In Colors that will be out soon with the new 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Here's a look at my super simple one layerish card. 

Sweet and simple ice cream card for a Sunday afternoon!  Click here to learn more

Friday, April 30, 2021

Die Cut Butterfly Ombre Background - Many Messages

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you two cards using the butterfly Ombre background that I gave everyone a sneak peek of on Tuesday, during my Facebook Live.  The technique that I used today to create the background panel on my card is a great way to use up some of your scrap cardstock you may have.  Here's a look at the two cards that I created using this one technique.  

Check out this beautiful Ombre Background using Die Cut Butterflies and your white craft ink pad.  Click here to learn more about how I made this card

Thursday, April 29, 2021

You Make Me Smile - Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute card for you.  I made this card with one of the backgrounds that I made using the off set stamping technique I shared with you yesterday on my YouTube Channel and on my Facebook Live on Tuesday.  I turned it into this stunner!  

You Make Me Smile Card with the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and Hydrangea dies using the Off set stamping technique.  Click to learn more

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Eight Techniques to use with Your White Craft Ink

 Hello and welcome to my blog; last night during my weekly Facebook Live I shared eight different ways to use your White Craft Ink on your cards or papercrafting projects.  I know you are like me and probably never touch it, because you forget about it. Hopefully todays post and video tutorial will change that.  

I have eight different super easy techniques to share with you using your White Craft Ink.  Click to learn more!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Just Wanted To Say - Simply Succulents Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute and fun card to share with you using the Faux Distress Oxide Technique.  I did a very traditional Distress Oxide technique on my card today; Ink Blending!  Here's a look at my card.  

Sometimes you just want to say something in a special way and the Simply Succulents Bundle from Stampin' Up! does just that!  Click here to learn more

Monday, April 26, 2021

Three White Pigment Ink Techniques that Pack A Punch

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you three techniques using White Pigment Ink that will put a punch in your papercrafting.  If you are like me your white pigment ink or White Craft Ink if you use Stampin' Up! products is your most under used supply.  I am here to help change that this week.  Here's a look at my card where I used these three techniques.  

Learn three white pigment ink techniques that will pack a punch in your card making and papercrafting!  Click here to learn more

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Happy Birthday - Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super simple little card for you using the Butterfly Brilliance and Many Messages Stamp Sets.  I also have a free PDF Tutorial on how to make this card today as well.  

Use the Butterfly Brilliance and Many Messages Stamp Sets to create this fun Birthday Card.  Click here to go to my blog for a Free PDF Tutorial for this project!

I absolutely love both of these stamp sets and the matching dies.  And, I think you will as well.  

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Dragonfly Garden Calendar Card Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share the card that I made yesterday during my YouTube Live.  I had designed this card back in December but had not gotten around to sharing it yet.  So, I thought yesterday was a great day to do that.  I shared how to make a stand up easel calendar card if you are wondering.  You will find all the sizes and dimensions below.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn how to make a fold flat calendar card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up! click to learn more

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Congratulations - Celebrate Sunflowers Watercolor Pencil Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I made using the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and a little watercoloring.  Here's a look at my card.

Congratulations - Celebrate Sunflowers Watercolor Pencil Card

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

5 Cards from 1 Card Sketch - Facebook Live Replay 4/20/21

 Hello and welcome to my blog; last night during my weekly Facebook Live I shared how to make five different cards using the same card layout and sketch.  Card sketches are a great way to find inspiration for your creative process, and to help jump start your mojo if you are having problems coming up with ideas.  


Find out how to use one card sketch to make five different cards using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle.  Click to learn more

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

You Are An Inspiration - Dragonfly Garden Bundle Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a card for you using this week's sketch from The Spot Challenge Blog.  For this sketch I used the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the 2021 Stampin' Up! January - June Mini Catalog.  Let's check out the card and more on the sketch in just a little while.  

You can send inspirational cards to anyone with the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up!'s January-June Mini Catalog.  Click here to learn more

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