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