Showing posts with label #thespotchallenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #thespotchallenge. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Forever Fern Christmas Card

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today is two folds.  Today's post is for this week's Challenge at The Spot and day 8 of my 15 Days of Christmas.  This week's challenge at the Spot is a CASE the designer  challenge.  This week we are casing design team member Andrea Tracy-Tucker.  

day 8 for my 15 days of Christmas and this weeks spot challenge click to learn more

We each visited her blog and picked a project she designed and took inspiration from that project.  As I mentioned before this is also part of my 15 days of Christmas.  Each day I am sharing a new project and a new ordering special each day.  

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Merry and Bright Christmas Card - The Spot Challenge #138

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share you my card for this week's Sketch Challenge over at the Spot and my card kicks off my 15 Days of Christmas Promotion as well!  I will be doing a Facebook Live showcasing a new project with a new 24 hour ordering special everyday until December 8th.  So, you will not want to miss any of the projects of deals!  

My 15 Days of Christmas promotion kicked off today with my Merry & Bright In Color Christmas Card!  Click here to learn more!

Today, I am featuring the Peace & Joy Bundle from the August-December Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog. I paired the Peace & Joy Bundle with the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper to play with this week's sketch.   

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Joyful Holly - The Spot Challenge #136 Emboss Resist

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the card that I made for this week's creative challenge over at the Spot Challenge Blog.  This week we are hosting an Emboss Resist Challenge for you to play along with.    

Play along with us this week for the Spot Creative Challenge.  Click here to learn more about my Emboss Resist Card using the Joyful Holly Stamp Set

There are many different ways to do emboss resist and many many different techniques to do this technique.  I picked one of my favorites, as you will see in my card today using the Joyful Holly Stamp Set from the August-December Mini Catalog. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Warm Wishes - Poinsettia Petals The Spot Challenge #134

 Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at The Spot.  This week's challenge is a very fun card sketch.  I picked the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set from the August - December Mini Catalog along with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper to create my card with today.  

I wanted to do something fun and festive with the sketch for this week's challenge, but wasn't quite sure what I wanted to use until I sat down and actually was reorganizing my designer series paper and putting the scraps into sleeves.  I as was doing this I was actually on this pack of designer series paper and it hit me that the scraps on my table was perfect.  Isn't it funny how things just fall into place sometimes.   Here's a look at the card that I created for this week's challenge.  

Easy Layered Card using Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! by Rick Adkins

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Gather Together Clean & Simple Fall Card

 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 clean & simple Fall challenge for you to play along with.  I created a card using the Gather Together Bundle that is a returning favorite from last years Holiday Catalog, and is currently in the August-December Mini Catalog.  Here's a look at the card that I created.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

Here's the challenge image that inspired my card today.  You can click on the image below to go to the Spot and check out what the other design team members created and play along with us this week.  


I started out my card with a Thick Whisper White Card base cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored it in half at 5 1/2" to make a top folding card.  After deciding on which stamp set and colors I was going to use I started in creating my project.  I cut a piece of Early Espresso Cardstock and stamped the large leaf image from the Gather Together Stamp Set in Versamark Ink around the card in one layer.  To this I added some Perfect Pearls (something that must crafters have in their stash) in Gold.  

Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

I brushed the excess away and stamped the large leaf again around the card filling up any areas that was open.  I then applied Perfect Pearls again but in the color Perfect Pearls.  If you are unfamiliar with Perfect Pearls it's a pearlized powder that can be added to a sticky ink or adding to projects to give a shine.  You could also heat emboss the leaves in the background with just Versamark and metallic Embossing Powders.  

Next I did a little die cutting with the leaf dies from the set.  I love this set of dies because you get four different types of leaves.  The small ones not only cut out the leaves but they emboss the vines on the inside as well.  I cut the three small leaves from scraps of Pumpkin Pie, Merry Merlot, and Mossy Meadow cardstocks.  I then die cut the large leaf from Whisper White Cardstock and stamped my sentiment in Merry Merlot Ink.  I placed this on my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I placed the small leaves behind the larger ones with Stampin' Seal.  
 
Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - The Spot Challenge #132 Clean & Simple Fall

To finish off my card I added a few of the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots around the leaves.  This was to add more gold to the card and to draw your attention to the sentiment.  Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful day.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the items in the shopping list below.  

 

Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Out with the Old and In with the New!


New Year New Customer Rewards Program.  It's a new Stampin' Up! Year and it's time to update a few things and I have started with my Customer Loyalty Program.  You can read all about the new program by clicking here.  You will also find the new Crafty Rewards Tracker Sheet there as well.  All past rewards points have now expired for previous years with this new program.  




If you place any size order with me during the month of October you will receive the October Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle is a Mega Tutorial Bundle featuring projects for both Fall & Halloween.  There are 20 tutorials featured this month.    The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.  As a bonus for ordering during the month of October you will also get the Coming Home Tutorial Bundle as well.  




The month of October Stampin' Up! has a Designer Series Paper Sale going on on 15 select Designer Series Papers.  Each pack of paper is 15% off so it's a perfect time to stock up.  You can find out all the details and my ordering special for this sale by clicking here.  This wonderful sale ends on October 31, 2020 so don't miss out!  


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I have a must have Ordering Special for you this week.  You can order my Adhesive Bundle this week to stay stocked up on your favorite adhesives.  There's nothing worse then running out of your favorite adhesives in the middle of a project.   My Adhesive Bundle contains all the adhesives you will need in the month.  With the Holidays coming up we use more of our favorite adhesives than normal so this is a great way for you to stock up.  And it even comes tied with a bow and cute little tag which makes it perfect for gifts as well.  
Included in the Bundle is a Stampin' Seal, Stampin' Seal Refill, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, and a Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Order my Adhesive Bundle for only $41.00 which includes all shipping and taxes 

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Forever Blossoms - The Spot Challenge #119

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am here to share with you my card for this week’s Creative Challenge over at The Spot.  This week we have a fun little color challenge for you to play along with.  The card that I designed for this week’s color challenge started out as a completely different card than what I ended up with.  I designed a different card to use but the more I thought about my original card today the less I liked it.  So, at the last minute I scrapped my card and created a completely new one and I love what I came up with.  Here is a look at my new card for this week’s challenge. 


On my new card I started out by using my Stamparatus and stamped the floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp set in Tuxedo Black ink.  I stamped it twice on the same sheet of Thick Whisper White Cardstock by turning it around to the other side.  I then took my Stampin’ Blends in Pool Party, Magenta Madness, and Basic Black to do my coloring. 


I debated if I wanted to color each floral image the same way or change it up slightly but ended up deciding that it would be better for my design if they were colored the same.  Once all my color was complete, I put my stamped images back into my Stamparatus and stamped the images again in Versamark Ink.  I made sure to leave my stamp in the same position as when I first stamped it so that it would be easier to line everything back up. 


Once I had the images stamped again, I added some Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set them.  One the melted powder had cooled I took them out and used the matching dies to cut each image out.  At this point I cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 4 x 5 ¼ and used the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and embossed it.  I then added this to a Magenta Madness layer that was cut to 4 1/8 x 5 3/8. 


Next, I stamped my sentiment in Versamark and used the same embossing powder and heat set that.  I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut it and a scalloped circle from Pool Party Cardstock out.  I layered them together and added them to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well around the sentiment.  To finish off my card I added a few of the Gold Metallic Pearls sprinkled around the card. 


Here is a look at the challenge image that inspired my color pallet today.  I hope that you will take time and play along with us this week over at The Spot.  You can check out what the other design team members came up with using this color combo by clicking here. 

 

Thanks for dropping by.  If you need any of the supplies you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store in the shopping list below. 



Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


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If you place any size order with me during the month of July, you will receive the July Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle from me as a little thank you.  This month's tutorial bundle has ten project tutorials that feature our favorite new products from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  The Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle can either be earned for FREE with any size order or Can be purchased for $22 from me.


Don't forget about Bonus Days are going on now!  You get reward for shopping now with every $50 qualifying order. and you get to spend the $5.00 coupon codes when you shop in August.  

Join me on Tuesday July 20th for a fun crafting night together.  Bring a Stampin' Up! Kit and let's beat the summer heat with a little indoor crafting in my Zoom Craftroom.  


Join me in my July Monthly Card Class.  It's $25 or free with qualifying order  of $35 (before shipping and taxes) in my online store with this month's host Code  Deadline to get in is July 17th.  


Last day to join the july Card Club is July 17th.  Click on the Club Tab at the top to join.  

The deadline for my Christmas in July Card Class is coming up soon not miss out.  


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