Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

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  

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.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Our Christmas Decor 2019 at the Westmoreland House c1917

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you pictures of this years Christmas Decorations at our home.  We had a few people over last Friday night from our church to celebrate Christmas.  Charles loves Christmas and decorating and well all things Christmas.  He used to have a complete storage unit that was packed from top to bottom of Christmas decorations.  So this is his holiday.  So each year we decorate and have a few friends over.  Our home was built in 1917 by the Westmoreland Family hence the name.   I know this is not a card or paper crafting project post presay.  But, we did do a try this year with handmade ornaments or ornaments that looked handmade.  I had mentioned this in a video and people wanted to know if I would be sharing pictures this year.  So this is my post for today!   Let's get started on the picture tour shall we.

Living Room: 

We are going to start as soon as you walk into the house.  So we are going to start with the Living Room.  




Victorian Room/Parlor:

This is Charles' Room.  It stays this way most of the year well minus the Christmas Decor.  This has most of his antiques in it.  And a lot of his mother's dolls that she had collected.  Which by the way I find creepy.  I am just waiting on one to come to life and grab me.  Okay maybe I watch to many horror movies, but you never know.  






Dinning Room: 







Kitchen: 

Between the dinning room and the kitchen is where we placed the new tree this year.  This is the tree that I mentioned with the handmade or handmade looking ornaments on.  Charles loves to knit and we found these beautiful knitted looking ornaments.  On this tree is a garland that I made and on the garland after his mom passed we placed all her gloves on it to add a touch of her to the holidays each year.  







The End: 


I wanted take the time to wish every one of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday today!  I also wanted to take this time to thank each and everyone of your for following me on my blog, and social media this year!  And, for being loyal fans and customers.  I love you all!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS from myself and Charles! 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Toile Tidings Large Chocolate Truffle Box

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Large Chocolate Truffle Box that I made during last nights Facebook Live.  I do a Facebook Live each Wednesday at 8 pm CST on my Facebook Business Page.  This is a large box that's holds a half a  bag of Lintz or Moser Roth Truffles.  This box measures 7" x 2" x 2", so you can see it's a great size for gift giving.  For my project today I used the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to decorate my box.  Here's a look at my project.


As I mentioned I used the Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper to decorate my box today.  The base of the box was made with cardstock.  I used either Real Red or Garden Green for the base and then the other color for the mats for the designer series paper.  I used the same color of the box base for the designer series paper.  With the Toile Tidings it was super easy to pick which color to use.  There are only three colors in the designer series paper; Very Vanilla, Real Red, and Garden Green.  The same pattern is on each side of the paper but in either Very Vanilla and Real Red or Very Vanilla and Garden Green so it makes creating super easy.
The Real Red version was the first one that I made for my Facebook Live.  I used the 1" Real Red Ruched Ribbon to tie the box close.  This box uses one full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock to make the base.  I scored the base cardstock on the short side at (on the 8 1/2" side) at 2, 4, 6, and 8.  On the long side (11" side) I scored at 2" and 9".
The box was decorated with three pieces of cardstock (cut at 6 3/4 x 1 3/4) for the front, top, and back.  The two side mats were cut at 1 3/4 x 1 3/4.  The Designer Series Paper for the box was cut at 6 1/2 x 1 1/2" (you need three) and 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (you need two).  To add a little more decoration I used ribbon to secure it close.  I used the Garden Green Double Stitched Ribbon and the Very Vanilla & Copper Classic Weave Ribbon on the Garden Green Box.

Video Tutorial: 


If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here or on the image below to view the video.  

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Real Red or Garden Green Cardstock (Base) - 8 1/2 x 11 
  • Real Red or Garden Green Cardstock (Mats) - (2) 1 3/4 x 1 1 3/4, (3) 6 3/4 x 1 3/4
  • Designer Series Paper - (2) 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (3) 6 1/2 x 1 1/2"

I created another version of the same box using new products from the upcoming January - June Mini Catalog.  For this box which I designed for Father's Day I used the Country Club Suite of Products.  I have a free PDF tutorial that you can download featuring the Country Club Products.  Click here to download the tutorial.  

Thanks for dropping by I hope that you have a wonderful day.  
Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  


December HOST CODE:  CEUXJX6R
  1. Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in January.
Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here.  


Three main reasons to Join!  
1.     You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
2.     You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
3.     Access to directions to all my online classes 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List 


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Christmastime is Here Square Card

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a super cute square card that I made the other night during a YouTube Live.  I used the Christmastime is Here Suite of Products.  Which came out on November 1, 2019 and is while supplies last (as of this post the products are still available to purchase.)  Here's a look at my card.

I based this card from a sketch that I found in the November 2019 Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine.  You can change this up to make a full size card and make some super quick extra Christmas Cards if you need some.  I used a 2 1/4, 2 and 1 1/2" circle punches to punch out the circles from the designer series paper.

Video Tutorial: 

If you are viewing this post by email you may have to click here or on the image below to view the video.  

Sizes & Dimensions: 

  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock:  4 1/4 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Whisper White Cardstock:  (2) 4 x 4 & a scrap for a 2" circle 
  • Christmastime Is Here Speciality Designer Series Paper:  3 3/4 x 2 & scraps for a 2", 2 1/4", and 1 1/2" circles plus 1/2" x 4 piece for inside 


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 

If you live in the US.  I would love you to choose me as your demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase any of these products you can click on the Shop Now Button or by clicking on any of the images below.  Alternatively, you can also contact me by email to place your order.  Please be sure to use the monthly host code and I’ll send a little something out to you the following month to say Thank You!  

December HOST CODE:  CEUXJX6R
  1. Spend any amount with me this month and receive the Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  Plus get a gift from me in January.
Please remember that if you use the host code you cannot use that order towards my KCRP’s (Kinmon Crafty Reward Points) that would be double dipping and is not allowed.  For more information on KCRP’s click here.  

Three main reasons to Join!  
1.     You Get at least a 20% discount on all your orders while you are a demo.   
2.     You get to join my fun Kinsmon Crafters Team and Private Facebook Group.
3.     Access to directions to all my online classes 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List: