Thursday, August 8, 2019

Pressed Petals Gratitude Journal featuring the Gather Together Bundle (Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek)

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the Gratitude Journal I made my Sister recently.  Must of you may know that my little brother is in the hospital again and he's in very critical condition.  Myself, my sweet husband, and my sister have been at the hospital with him everyday.  My sisters husband was there over the weekend with us and my older brother has been as much as his work schedule would allow.  But, mainly its been the three of us there, so my sister and little brother are really close we had to make her go home the other night because she hadn't really slept.  So I made her this little Gratitude Journal using the Pressed Petals Journal (from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog) and some of the products from the Come to Gather Suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalog.  Here's a look at the finished journal.

I wanted her to be able to write some things down each day on what she's thankful for just in case he makes another turn for the worse.  I thought that this would be a good way for her to get her thoughts out and to remember to be thankful for the good times we have all shared growing up and other things that bring us gratitude in our daily lives.  I had just ordered the Pressed Petal Journal (#149588 on pages 73 and 170 of the Annual Catalog) a couple weeks ago.  I didn't know why I was ordering it but knew there would be a reason to.

I used some upcoming products from the 2019 Holiday Catalog to decorate the outside and a few of the pages on the inside of the journal.  I picked some products from the Come to Gather Suite (pages 46 - 48) because I thought it would compliment the Gratitude Journal concept well.These products will not be available until September 4, 2019 in my online store; so you are getting a little sneak peek at this suite.

For my decorations on the outside I used the Gather Together Bundle (#153036) because I loved the look of the leaves and the Season of Thanks sentiment.  I thought that it was the perfect sentiment for a gratitude journal.  Because we should always be in a season of thanks.  I stamped the leaves in Pretty Peacock ink (#150083) and then did some in Pear Pizzazz ink (#147104) and Merry Merlot Ink (#147112) also.  All the stamped leaves and the sentiment are done on Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650).  The last two ended up being used on the inside of the journal.  I also used the same color cardstocks (Pretty Peacock Cardstock #150880, Pear Pizzazz Cardstock #131201, Merry Merlot Cardstock #146979) and die cut some of the smaller leaves as well.  The dies that cut the smaller leaves also embosses them.  It's not very easy to see in the picture here.   I love the look of the embossed leaves and wished that they showed up a little better in this photo.
I added the leaves and sentiment to a piece of the Come To Gather Designer Series Paper (#150454)  that I used in the background and as a banner under the sentiment.  I then added the designer series paper and leaves element to a piece of Merry Merlot Cardstock and popped it up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I finished the decorations off with a double bow.  For that I used some of the Cajun Craze Linen Thread that's in the Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack (#150456) using a mini glue dot.

Once I had the outside down I had some leftover pieces so I added them through out the journal to tie everything together.  I just picked a few random pages and added them in.  Here are a few of the spreads I just added the leaves to.

I made sure to leave room for any photos she may want to add and her writing.  I think that the Pressed Petals Journal makes the perfect gift for someone, because they can customize it to their needs.  I wrote in the first page a really nice Gratitude quote and a personal message.  When I gave it to her yesterday at the hospital she said "I love it and I am not going to cry!"  Which showed me she really appreciated it.

Video Tutorial: 

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Remember that the Holiday Catalog products are not available until September 4th unless you're a demonstrator then you can preorder them now.  If you would like a 2019 Holiday Catalog and you don't have a demonstrator you are currently working with I would be happy to send you a couple.  Just click here and fill out the information.  Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed my little gratitude journal.  If you need any of the Annual catalog products you can order them in my online store.  The Holiday catalog products again will be available September 4, 2019. 

Happy Stampin' 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List:

You have to ways to get the August Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle.  1.) Earn it FREE with a qualifying order (see above host code information).  2.) You can purchase it from my Tutorial Store for $20 US by clicking here as a Instant Download.  This month's Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features projects using products from the Come Sail Away Suite.  

Do you want to get your hands on some Holiday Catalog Products?  Now's the time to take advantage of the Ultimate Deal!  The Starter Kit plus with the Extra Extra Promotion you save event more!

With the Extra Extra Joining Special, you earn 2 times the Extras!  Join my family of Kinsmon Crafters now and earn an extra $30 in FREE items to add to your $99 Starter kit.  That means you can pick out $155 of wonderful Stampin' Up! Products for only $99.  And you get FREE shipping on your starter kit.  Extra #2 You will receive a $10 Coupon Code if you Sign up in July to use in August. If you sign up in August, your will get the Coupon Code to use in September.  Have questions visit my Join my Team Page and my FAQ page for more details.  

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 

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Request a 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Redeem Your Coupons Now before August 31, 2019 Click here to find out how!

Slizzin’ Summer Promotion: (Ends August 31, 2019)
Summer's here and I am ready to beat the heat!  To celebrate Summer, I am going to run a three month promotion with the chance to earn a prize in September!  I will be giving away a few prizes from the Holiday Catalog in September and you can get your name in the Coconut now!

Get your name in the Coconut for some free Holiday Products to be given away in September!  Here's how you will earn tokens during June, July, & August!  
  • 1 token for purchasing one of my Online Classes 
  • 1 token for every $30 you spend during June, July, & August!*
  • 2 tokens for referring a friend and they sign up for a class with me & mention in their email that you referred them
  • 5 tokens for joining my team 
  • 10 tokens for hosting a party online or in your home
Names will all be put into a hat and drawn live on Tuesday, September 17th at 4 pm CST during my Facebook Live!

Fine Print: 
*Can not be combined with any other special offer   This is not a promotion ran or endorsed by Stampin' Up! This promotion is solely ran by Rick Adkins Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator This offer is only good for those that live in the United States and prizes can only be won by a US Resident 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Preorder Unboxing

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the unboxing video I did the other day when my Holiday Catalog Preorder came in.  No, I didn't order it all, I ordered things that I needed for the next three month's.  Will, I have to order a few more things in the coming month:  Yes, because there's always something that I forgot.  But, this is a great start to what I have planned coming up very soon.  I think you will like all the classes, projects, and videos that I have in mind.

I ordered my preorder the first day and paid for next day delivery just so I would have it for you to see the Unboxing.  I know you guys love to see these little sneak peeks.  No I didn’t order everything like some of you may have thought.  But I did order everything that I needed for the next few
Months to start working on samples for my Facebook lives, online classes, blog posts, Paper Shares, and Ribbon Shares and a few new things that you will be hearing about soon.  

Can I get a Drum Roll Please: 

Okay I’m sure you want to see what’s inside the box right.  But before I open this little box I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t mention that you could get this same fun too by being a Demonstrator and preordering a month before catalogs go live.   More on that in a minute.  Let’s open the box shall we.  
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Besides all the wonderful products that you’ve seen in the Unboxing video one of the big reasons I did rush shipping was my catalog came in the box.  And as much as I love the digital version I had because I was not on the incentive trip to get one, I had to wait until my first order to get this hot little baby in my hands. 
So in order for you to be able to get this perk too.  All you have to do is join my team of Kinsmon Crafters.   And now is a super great time to join because you can pick $155 In either holiday or Annual Catalog Products for only $99 plus tax with free shipping.  Plus if you sign up this month you will also get a $10 coupon code sent to you in September to use on your next order.  This is a super sweet deal.   You can find out more information and some questions and answer under the Join Tab above.  

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you found the Unboxing helpful. Remember if you want to have your own Unboxing of holiday products nows the time to sign up.  

Happy Stampin’ 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Time to Redeem your Bonus Days Coupons

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you a little about redeeming your Bonus Day Coupons you earned shopping with me in August.   Now’s also a great time to stock up on items that I mentioned that will coordinate with your Holiday Crafting.   I mentioned a list of items that coordinate and I personally think you need to stock up on now before they are on backorder during the holiday season.  Because there’s always a chance they will go on back order when the catalog goes live in September.  It’s much better to have these items on hand now then have to wait for them.


Redemption Period: August 1–31, 2019

  • Redemption Period Deadlines
    • Phone/Fax/Mail: August 30, 2019, by 6:50 pm (mt)
    • OEX/Online: August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits, demonstrator supply items, and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted with Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the commissionable amount of an order.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Holiday Catalog Coordination:

I hope you found this post helpful and remember that you only have until August 31st to redeem your coupon codes   This is also the last month to get your name in the hat for my Slizzin’ Summer Promotion.  Where you get an entree for every $30 you spend before shipping and taxes.  I will be doing a prize draw for some Holiday Catalog Products in September.  

Happy shopping

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Rick's Saturday Simple Stamping Episode 27: Featuring the Above the Clouds Stamp Set

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you another Saturday Simple Stamping Card.  This weeks card features the Above the Clouds stamp set.  This is a super fun and cute stamp set that can be added to anyone's order or Starter kit.  There is a matching punch but we are not using that today.  We are just using the a few of the stamps, ink, cardstock and a tiny strip of Designer Series Paper.  Here's a look at my card.

Video Tutorial: 

This is a super fun card  I just love the little hot air balloons in it.  I used some of my favorite colors on today's card.  If you are viewing this post via email you may have to click here to see the video.

 Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you have enjoyed today's episode of Saturday Simple Stamping and if you are just starting out you will find the list of supplies below that you can shop from.  Now's the perfect time to shop the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4, 2019.

Happy Stampin' 

Stampin' Up! Shopping List

Friday, August 2, 2019

Blogging Friends August Blog Hop: Theme Back to School Bash

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you this month's card for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop for August.  This month our theme was Back to School Bash.  So you can have so many outcomes with that theme.  I could have done party favors, dimensional projects, a memory and more spread, but I went with a card that could be placed in your love ones' lunch  box or backpack.  Why would you put it in one of those places?  Well, wouldn't you love to find a little note in your bag that someone that loves you left as a little surprise or random act of kindness.  Think of the over all message you would be giving your children if  you did this one little thing once in a while.  Think how that one little act could change a life.  Here's a little look at my card. 

I used the Check You Out stamp set to create my card today.  It was the perfect set to create a card for this months theme.  The Check You Out Stamp Set is especially great for book worms and wise owls (and anybody else enjoying the look and feel of this set).  The library theme of some of the images makes it a great choice with a touch of whimsy.  I mean really what's not whimsical about a book worm with a bow tie or an owl with glasses.  I am just saying.   
I started out my card by stamping the Pineapple Punch card base with the Handwritten Background stamp in matching ink.  I then used a strip of the 2018-2020 In Color Designer Series Paper in Pineapple Punch.  Of course I had to use the Gingham pattern from that set.  I matted this piece of great paper with a little Early Espresso Cardstock and layered it in the background.  I then stamped the two skinny pieces of Whisper White cardstock.  On one I stamped a stack of layered books alternating the colors between Old Olive, Early Espresso, and Pineapple Punch.  One the other piece I stamped two of the book worms.  One was stamped right below the other so that it made him very long.  I knew I was going to stamp the owl and the library card on a different element.  That way I could hid the unwanted parts.
Speaking of the owl and library card I stamped the library card first in Pineapple punch and then stamped the owl on top.  I then stamped the owl again and fussy cut him out.  I popped him up using a dimensional.  I also popped up the stitched circle using Dimensionals as well.  I added the sentiment with the scalloped circle dies and the 1" circle die.  I added a strip of the same designer series paper to the inside of the card.
Thanks for dropping by and that you have enjoyed my little card today.  You will find a full list of supplies below the blog roll.  Speaking of blog rolls if you are viewing this post via my Wordpress site you will need to click here to view the blog roll other wise you are in the right place.

Blog Roll: 


Thursday, August 1, 2019

July Paper Pumpkin Cards, and a little about the August Kit and Add on Special

Hello and welcome to my blog; today I am going to share with you the three cards from the July Paper Pumpkin kit and a little information about the August Kit as well.  The July kit coordinated with three of the suites from the Annual Catalog; the Come Sail Away Suite, Woven Thread Suite, and the Garden Lane Suite.  And the cards that we made just from the July kit were super cute and fun to do.  Paper Pumpkin is a great subscription kit from Stampin' Up! for those that don't know.  I will tell you a little more about it in just a few minutes.  But, first lets look at the projects from the July Kit.

Image by Stampin' Up! 
You can see by the image above that these are super cute cards.  And, I am sure you can image how much fun they were to put together.  Let's look a little closer at each of them shall we.

This was the first card that I did from the July Kit.  It featured the Come Sail Away Suite, and I am just going to say Stampin' Up! did an amazing job at coordinating the products as they always do.  But I loved the extra large sail boat that was prestamped and die cut for subscribers.  I did add mine a little higher to the card then was shown in the instructions.  I felt you needed to see it a little more than you could in the design.
Next was the card that matched the Woven Thread Suite.  I loved the design and the bold fun vintage pattern on the card and the designer series paper.  It was super simple to put together and fast.  I think this was the card that I added the linen thread on the wrong way, but had I not told you; you may have not even have noticed that.
The last card I did was the Garden Lane Card.  And I love that I didn't have to emboss the card base or do any of the die cutting another great thing about Paper Pumpkin everything is already done for you and ready to assemble.  Which makes it great for quick on the go crafting.

August Kit: 

The August kit is a Fall themed kit and we do already know it's all about treat packaging.  Which will be super fun in itself.  One of the great things I love about Paper Pumpkin is they are always thinking and creating cute kits that are made to do quick easy crafting.  Plus I can take it anywhere; and they make the perfect gift.  To get the August Kit you have to be signed up by August 10th, and you can subscribe right here.  It's only $22 a month plus tax.  What a great value!  
There is also a add on kit being offered to subscribers this month (while supplies last) to change the treat packaging into cards if you would like card making over treats.  You get everything to change your kits sent in the add on.  Besides your adhesive and snips of course.  You can add this on to your subscription by clicking here.  

Paper Pumpkin is Great for....

Paper Pumpkin kits are great for anyone looking for a quick easy crafting experience as well as; well anyone really.  If you are a stay at home mom with small kids; and you want to do a little Mommy and Me time Paper Pumpkin is great for that.  You can sit down with your little one and create these kits together for a super fun creative time.  Also these make great craft projects for home school students too.  So if you are looking for arts and crafts to do with your stay at home students Paper Pumpkin is the way to go.  If you are a person on the go and don't have a lot of time or space to craft Paper Pumpkin is the answer.  Are you leaving for college soon or know someone that is and they like to have cards on hand to give Paper Pumpkin is great for them as well.  Paper Pumpkin is great for anyone you can think of; empty nesters, college students, high school students, home schoolers, teachers, crafters, non crafters, the I don't know how to craft person.  I think you get the point.  Paper Pumpkin is a great gift for anyone and fits in anyone's life.  

If you said yes to any of the above then Paper Pumpkin is for you and you can sign up to get it by clicking here.  Plus when you sign up as one of my subscribers I will send you a hand made thank you card each month your a subscriber and you qualify for free catalogs each time one comes out.  Not to mention you will get a free gift from me each month just like anyone else that shops with me.  
Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you enjoyed this little look at the July Kit and your excited to start your Paper Pumpkin subscription and get the August Kit.   
Happy Stampin'

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