Thursday, September 16, 2021

Happy Fall Sign - 3D Thursday with Free Project Sheet

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I hope that you are doing well today and I am glad that you are visiting with me.  Jennifer Merle-Hamscher from https://whispersinink.net is our team designer this week.  Check out her a wonderful project below.  

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Bookmark Card Card - Pretty Pumpkins

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made during my YouTube Live.  This is really an easy card that is great because you give a card and a little gift to the person as well.  Here's a look at the card I made.  

Check out today's card that doubles as a bookmark as well both showcases the Pretty Pumpkins Stamp Set.  Click here for more

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Pretty Pumpkins Bundle Class

Join me in this month's Bundle class focused on the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog. In this class we will make five cards and a 3D Project using the supplies included in the class. Registration and Payment Due by September 28, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

Faux Scratch Art Card - Peaceful Moments & Wild Roses Background Stamp

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun card for you with an equally fun technique to share.  Today's card features the Wild Roses Background Stamp and the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set, which both work perfectly with the Faux Scratch Art Technique.  I saw this technique during a Facebook Live in one of the groups I am apart of many months ago and went back to try and find it again and the designer that shared it but I could not find it anywhere.  So, I am sorry I can not share who I saw this technique from.  Here's a look at the card.  

Have fun with the Faux Scratch Art Technique with your background stamps.  Click here to learn more.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Trick or Treat Simple Sunday Card - Little Delights Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a super simple but cute Halloween card with you using just stamps, ink, and paper.  I just did this card as part of one of the add on classes for my End of Summer Stamp Camp, but it was so darn cute I had to share it with you also.  Here's a look at the card.  

Simple Sunday Candy Corn Themed Halloween Card using the Little Delights Stamp Set.  Click to learn more!

You can find the complete tutorial for this card and the other cards in this class in my Tutorial Store!  

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Peaceful Deer Holiday Stamp-A-Stack Rick's Holiday Card Series – September 2021

 Join me in this month's Holiday Stamp-A-Stack Series focused on the Peaceful Deer Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog. In this class we will make 20 cards (Four each of 5 card Designs) using the supplies included in the class. Registration and Payment Due by September 25, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Coffee & a Card Class Round 4: Season’s Blessings - September 2021

Join me in this month's Holiday Coffee & a Card with Rick.  The September Coffee & a Card class will focus on the Season’s Blessings Bundle and Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. In this class we will make four cards this month using the supplies included in the class kit. Registration Payment Due by September 17, 2021

Season’s Blessings Card Class – September 2021’s Monthly Card Class

 

I adore the Season’s Blessings Stamp Set since I saw it in the 2021- 2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual!  I had the best time creating this brand-new class for you for the month of September and it goes live today!  You can find out all the details on how to get this month's card class by purchasing the class or for FREE below.  

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Tealight Gift Box - 3D Thursday & Free Project Sheet

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I hope that you are doing well today and I am glad that you are visiting with me.  Sherri Everett Bishop from Stampin' with ShareCroppers is our team designer this week.  Check out her a wonderful project below.  

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

CHRISTMAS WHIMSY CARD KIT Released Today!

 There's a new kid on the block!  And it's the Christmas Whimsy Card Kit just released this morning!  This is that super cute kit you may have seen on the first page of the July-December Mini Catalog!  You know the one that you have been dying to get your hands on!  Well it's finally here and live today!  

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice - Fall 2021 Crafty Corner Two Day Online Retreat To Go

 Fall 2021 Retreat in a Box…Crafty Corner Retreat to GO!

The Fall 2021 Retreat in a box Registration is now open!

Grab one while you can. 

Enjoy the fun of a Full Weekend 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. 

Monday, September 6, 2021

September Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class - Nuts About Squirrels

 

It's time to sign up for the September 2021 Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class!   I have a super fun little class for you this month featuring the Nuts About Squirrels Stamp Set (NEW in the July-December Mini Catalog found on page 49).  Are you nuts about stamping?  I am too! And it’s easy to go nuts with the Nuts about Squirrels Stamp Set projects in this month’s Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club!  You will be the hit with all your nutty friends. 

image by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Cutest Halloween Mini Jam Jar Treat Carrier - 3D Thursday Blog Hop

 

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am excited to announced that I am a New Design Team Member for the 3D Thursday Group.  We are doing a blog hop to kick off the new season.  Each one of use used the Mini Jam Jars to create a project for you for the hop.  You will be able to check out some fabulous designs during the hop today.  Here's a look at my project.  

Cutest Halloween Mini Jam Jar Treat Holder by Rick Adkins

Monday, August 30, 2021

Cutest Halloween Bundle Class

 Join me for the Cutest little Halloween Class ever! This class features the Cutest Halloween Bundle which can be added on to your class fee. You will make five cards and one 3D project using the supplies in the class.

Join me for the August Bundle Class featuring the Cutest Halloween Bundle, and make five cards and one 3D project.  Deadline to register is Sept. 7th 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

August Stamp-A-Stack - Penguin Place

 I am so excited to announce the next Holiday Stamp-A-Stack in this series!  This month’s Stamp=A-Stack might give you a sugar rush from the cuteness.  It features one of the cutest little bundles that’s perfect for everyone!  I have worked hard to design a class for you that will feature all the cuteness that the Penguin Place Bundle has to offer. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Joyful Life Card Class

 


I feel in love with the Joyful Life Stamp Set the moment I saw it in the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog!  I had the best time creating this brand-new class for you for the month of August and it gone live!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Thanks - Hand-Penned Petals

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a fun little card using both the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper and the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper (a level 1 Sale-A-Bration item).  I paired these items with the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle and used two Stampin' Up! colors that closely matched the two Pantone Colors of the Year this year.  Here's a look at my card. 

Create a fun beautifully penned look with the Hand-penned bundle from stampin up along with the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper  Learn more!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Penguin Place - Catalog CASE

Hello and welcome back to my Blog today; I have a super cute little project to share with you that I CASED from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  I wanted to share with you a few tips and tricks on recreating this project and give you a little insight on where I find inspiration.  Here's a look at this adorable card using the Penguin Place Bundle.  

Check out this cute Catalog Case featuring the Penguin Place Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This super cute sample can be found in the current August-September Sale-A-Bration Brochure on page 5.  

Super Easy & Quick Halloween Treat - Clever Cats

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am gong to share with you a project I used using the items that's part of my Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club this month.  This month the club is featuring the Clever Cats Stamp Set.  So, this is a bonus project for those that take the class or are club members.  Here's a look at the project

Halloween is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about some quick and easy treats.  I used the Clever Cats Stamp Set today.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New Paper Pumpkin September - Haunts & Harvest

Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the September Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

New Paper Pumpkin Haunts & Harvest Kit for September 2021 Click to learn more!

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Sending Healing Thoughts - Nature's Harvest Bundle Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog! Well Crafty Peeps, I have been working on this post for two days now.  I couldn't get a picture to upload to Photoshop Sunday night to edit them to get this post ready for yesterdays deadline.  So, I spent all day yesterday moving files from my laptop to my external hard drive.  Which by the way freed up the much needed space so that my laptop would work properly.    

Send Healing Thoughts with this beautiful Fall sympathy/get well card using the Nature's Harvest Bundle from Stampin' Up!  Read all my tips here!

Now, since I have this thing working correctly I can share my project with you.  So, lets get into today's project.  I used the Harvest Meadow Suite to create a beautiful sympathy or get well card to share with you today.  Which the sentiment I picked from the stamp set I think it could go either way.  But, let me know in the comments if you think it can or not.  

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Counting Sheep - Simple Sunday Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is Sunday so that means it's time for a Simple Sunday project.  This week I am sharing a card that I made using the New Sale-A-Bration set Counting Sheep!.  You can earn this stamp set FREE with a $50 purchase in my online store until September 30th.  Plus, it's a darn cute little stamp set.  Here's a look at my Simple Sunday project.  

Simple Sunday project using the Counting Sheep Sale-A-Bration 2 Stamp Set by Rick Adkins

I will also share some simple coloring tips with you today as well...

Saturday, August 7, 2021

End of Summer Stamp Camp

End of Summer Stamp Camp with Rick…. featuring the Hand-Penned Suite and all day of crafting together!  


End of Summer Stamp Camp with Rick…. featuring the Hand-Penned Suite and all day of crafting together!  Find out all the details here!

Join me for a Super Beautiful and fun Summer Camp!  I will have a PDF and videos for you to follow along with at your convenience to make all 10 projects.   So, you can work on them at your own pace!  Order your kit to be sent to you by August 31, 2021.  

Friday, August 6, 2021

Fall Days Are Coming August 2021 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first Friday of the month and it's the Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  This month the hop theme was Fall Days Are Coming and I am sure that you will be inspired by what the others on the hop have created with some beautiful Fall themed products.  

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Quick & Easy Teachers Gifts August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is the first Wednesday of the month and that means that it's time for the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Blog Hop.  This month we worked off of the theme Quick & Easy Teachers Gifts since it's almost time for schools to start back.  Well, at least we all hope schools start back as close to normal as possible this year.  So, when I picked the theme for this month's Tutorial Bundle I thought this would be a great time to feature some very unsung heroes.  And to show them some love when your little ones go back into the classroom. 


Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It's Here It's Here! The New 2021 July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration 2

 Hello and welcome to my blog; I am popping on today to let you know that the new 2021 July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration has gone live this morning!  


Yes, the new July-December Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure have gone live this morning and it's time to start that holiday crafting!  Inside this post you will find all the information you may need about both.  

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rick's July-December Mini Catalog Launch Party

Hello and welcome to my blog and to my Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog Launch Party.  I am going to share with you three projects today using three of my favorite new bundles and coordinating products from the July-December Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!.   I hosted this new catalog launch party live during my weekly Facebook Live on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 and shared it to my YouTube Channel and Blog today.  

Rick's July-December Mini Catalog Launch Party!  Let the fun begin!

I shared three cards with you using the products from the Cute Halloween, Harvest Meadow, and Gingerbread & Peppermint Suites from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog today.  You can start ordering these products starting August 3, 2021, from my online store:  http://bit.ly/shopwithRick  

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Rick’s Holiday Crafty Corner Product Shares

Do you want it all from the new 2021 July – December Mini Catalog?  Do you love paper, ribbon, embellishments and more?  But wondering how in the world are you going to afford it all and buy for the holidays as well.  Well, I have you covered with this year’s product shares.  With my product shares you can get a sampling of all the products that you want at a fraction of the cost.  So, you will have plenty of green to share with your loved ones this holiday season and make sure everyone gets what they want under the tree.  

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Wishing You All The Best - Garden Wishes - Simple Sunday

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have another Simple Sunday card to share with you.  Today I am using the Garden Wishes Stamp Set currently in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Simple Sunday is all about simple cards geared toward the beginner crafters or someone that just wants to make a cute simple card.  Here's a look at this weeks card.  

I have another Simple Sunday card for you this week.  This time I am using the Garden Wishes Stamp Set and how to get two color images on one stamp

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Saturday Sketch - Timeless Tropical

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with another card based off of a card sketch.  Card sketches are a great way to jump start your creativity as well as make your creative lives easier.  For this weeks card sketch I came up with a fun little versatile design that can be used for so many different creations.  Here's a look at my card inspired by my card sketch.  

I am kicking off a new series on my blog today on using card sketches.  Todays card features the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.

For this sketch I used the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set along with some other fun products in a fun new way.

Friday, July 23, 2021

You're Kind of a Big Deal - Mountain Air Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a card that I created using the Mountain Air Stamp Set, and some homemade stencils and masks.  This is a fun little card that would be great for the men in your lives or anyone that you wanted to let know they were a big deal to you.  Here's a look at the card.  I will share how I created it in the blog post below.  

Because you're are kind of a big deal I created this fun little card using some home made masks and stencils with the Mountain Air Stamp Set.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Turtle-y Loved Easel Card - Facebook Live Replay

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share w with you the project that I made last night during my Facebook Live.  I used one of my favorite bundles from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I feel head over shell for this one when I saw it and had to have the Turtle & Friends Bundle.  So, I had to create a fun little easel card to share with you today.  Here's a look at my card.  

You're Turtle-y loved by everyone why not share the love with this cute easel card using the Turtle & Friends Bundle.  Learn more here

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Summer Wreath - Dragonfly Garden Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a fun 3D project that you can make to spruce up your craftroom or any room in your house all summer long.  Here's a look at my project.  

Learn how to make a summertime wreath that's filled with paper foliage and dragonflies.  Dragonfly Garden by Stampin' Up!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Sweet Symmetry Drapery Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super easy and fun fancy fold card using the In Symmetry Bundle and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper is one of the packs of DSP that's currently on sale during the Designer Series Paper Sale that ends on August 2, 2021.   Here's a look at my card.  

Learn how to create a fun and easy drapery fun fold card using the Sweet Symmetry DSP and In Symmetry ?bundle from Stampin' Up!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Simple Sunday - Precious Parcel Card Kit

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!.  Today I am going to share one of the kits that is currently part of the Kits Collection by Stampin' up! with you today.   One of the great things about the new Kits Collection by Stampin' Up! is that Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

Have you seen the new Precious Parcel Card Kit from Stampin' Up!?  It's part of the new Kits Collection by Stampin' Up! and is super cute and easy.
image by Stampin' Up!

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Tips on Creating Monochoromatic Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a cute Monochromatic card to share with you along with some tips and tricks on creating them.  You will find a full list of the supplies that I used to create this card below.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn my tips & tricks on creating an easy monochromatic card using just a few supplies.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Sweet Strawberry Expolsion Box

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute project to share with you using the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set and matching Strawberry Builder Punch.  I created an expulsion box for you today.  The Strawberry Builder Punch was super poplar that it sold out for awhile and finally Stampin' Up! got more back in stock!  So, I wanted to share this project with you today.  Here's a look at my project.  

Check out this Explosion Box using the Sweet Strawberry Bundle and Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

A2 All for Baby Pinwheel Tower Card Video Tutorial

Hello and welcome to my blog; during my Facebook Live last night I shared how to make an A2 Pinwheel Tower card featuring the All for Baby Bundle from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. Pinwheel tower cards are all the rage right now and are actually a lot easier to make than you may think.  It did take me a little time to sit down and figure out the measurements to make it fit into a Medium Basic White Envelope but I did figure it out.  Here's a look at my card.  

Learn how to make an A2 Pinwheel Tower Card featuring the All for Baby Bundle from Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Creative Stampers Tutorial Blog Hop - Christmas In July

Hello and welcome to my blog and this month's Creative Stampers Blog Hop.  Each month we share alternative projects to the projects that we each have created for the monthly tutorial bundle.  This month's bundle is all about Christmas in July!  So, all the projects are a Christmas themed project.  


Yes, this months Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle is all about Christmas projects.  So, you will find all types of inspiration with in the hop and the tutorial bundle this month.  The Creative Stampers Tutorials can be earned for free by placing any size order with one the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Team member.  It can also be purchased for $22 from any of the team members as well.  

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Designer Series Paper Sale


 Hello and welcome to my blog; I wanted to share with you about the Designer Series Paper Sale that is going on until August 2, 2021.  We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Monday, July 5, 2021

Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Card Class July 2021 - All for Baby

It's time to sign up for the July 2021 Crafty Corner Monthly Online Card Club/Class!   I have a super fun little class for you this month featuring the All for Baby Bundle (NEW in the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog found on page 59).  Be a hit at your next baby shower with projects made from All for Baby July Crafty Corner Card Club/Class. 

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Christmas In July Online Stamp-A-Stack

 Get a jump start on your Christmas and Holiday Cards with my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Series.  Each month for the next five months I will be offering a Christmas Stamp-A-Stack Card Class each featuring a different Holiday Stamp Set or Bundle.  I am kicking this new series off with a Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack which will be super festive.  


Friday, July 2, 2021

Blogging Friends Blog Hop - Summer WOW Cards

Hello and welcome to my blog and this months Blogging Friends Blog Hop.  The July Theme for our blog hop was Summer WOW Cards!  These are cards that are over the top and different from a typical card.  I know that you will find some great inspiration during the hop this month.  So, Let's get into it shall we.  

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Desktop Memo Board - Garden Birdhouses Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I wanted to share with you a cute idea for a desktop memo board using the Hand Penned Designer Series Paper, Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set an inexpensive frame and notebook from the Dollar Store and some a little backing from either a Paper Pumpkin Kit or cardboard backing from some DSP.  Here's a look at the finished project.  

Learn how to make a super easy Desktop Memo Board with the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! Click here for details

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Merry and Bright Card - Tidings & Trimmings Bundle Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; it's only taken me all day to get my computer working were I could write today's blog post.  Anyway I have a festive card to share with you today.  And even better is it's easy to create.  Which you all know is one thing that I think is a must for Christmas Cards.  I also think it's never too early to start making them as well.  And there are some great sets in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog as well as some festive Designer Series Paper as well.  Here's a look at my card.  

Make the season Merry & Bright with the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from Stampin' Up! Click here to find out how I made this card.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Feel Better Friend Card - Hand Penned Petals

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card that I made using the Hand Penned Petals Bundle from Stampin' Up! in the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  I actually CASEd this card based on a fun little gift box from the catalog.  

Check out my card that I cased from the Catalog using inspiration from a box created using the Hand Penned Petals Suite from Stampin' Up! Click here

Monday, June 28, 2021

Grow all Year Card - Dragonfly Garden

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a fun little card for you using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and matching dies.  Plus a tip on how to simply add color to outlined images in an unexpecting way.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out my card today using an unexpected coloring technique and the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Click here to learn more

I think that it's super important to remember that as humans we always need to grow.  It maybe in life, it may be in experiences, it may even be in our personal lives but we all need to remember to grow.  And this card is a great one to make and send to people to help them remember and encourage them of that little thing and that you are there for them. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Trust Me You're Lovely - Lovely You Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share a card with you using the Lovely You Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  The Lovely You Stamp Set allows you to create cards and other projects with delicate florals, fronds, and flourishes that are sure to be cherished.  Here's a look at my card.  

Check out this super cute Trust Me You're Lovely card using the Lovely You Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Forever Blossoms Simple Wedding Card & This Weeks Color Inspiration

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I have a super cute and easy wedding card to share and a little Color Inspiration for you this week.  I wanted to create a super quick, easy, and colorful wedding card to share with you today so I pulled out the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set from the 2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.    Here's a look at todays card.  

I have a super cute and easy wedding card to share and a little Color Inspiration for you this week. Click here to learn more