Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Online Extravaganza 2014!!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

Super exciting news!! The Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza starts on Monday, November 24 with select items (including Paper Pumpkin Kits!) and bundles at discounted prices. 
Plus there will be limited time door-busters on November 24 and December 1. 
You don't want to miss them!! 
This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. 
Great time to shop for all the crafters on your Christmas list!!

Here is what will be on sale...

Door Buster Sale on November 24 ONLY
While supplies last:

Items at 20% off
While supplies last:

Items 30% off
While supplies last:

Items 40% off
While supplies last:

Items 50% off:
While supplies last:

Door Buster Sale on December 1 ONLY
While supplies last:

I can't believe how many great items are on sale!! I definitely plan on buying the Blendabilities Bundle. Merry Christmas to me!!!

Visit my website on Monday to place your order: 

Happy Shopping!!
Happy Stamping!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Give thanks for all things

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Each month I create and mail out between 20 to 30 thank you cards to send to the generous folks who have donated to our crazy church planting endeavor. But this month my little paper creations just did not seem like enough. If you want to read my thoughts on that subject, visit my blog post on our family blog: We R Livin' Crazy.

If you want to see one of the cards I mailed this month, continue on. :)

Stamps: For All Things
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Banner Framelits, Woodgrain EF, Burlap Ribbon, and Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain (retired). The leaf was cut by hand.

I love the fall look of this set. So pretty. And very easy to use with the solid images. 

True confession. I did not send out 30 of this exact card. I had made and mailed this card to some of my stamping customers and had a few leftovers. The other cards I made were a simpler version of this. And I try and use up as much retired products on my monthly thank you's as possible. Whereas with my stamping customers I always try and use the latest and greatest Stampin' Up! products possible!!

I've been working on getting all of my November $25 Club Festival of Trees card kits ready and mailed. So stay tuned to find out what is included in the kits.

Also, Stampin' Up! announced that they will be having an amazing sale starting THIS Monday!! So come back here for details on how you can save BIG on some of your favorite stamping products.

And I'm planning my December $25 Club. So be sure to check in on Dec. 1st to find out what set I will be featuring.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Festival of Trees on Girl's Night

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

Last night I had my first stamping Girl's Night Out in Oceanside. Man I missed stamping with a group of girls!! I had five new friends come stamp with me and we had a blast. None of them had stamped before so that was even more exciting!!

We used the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree Punch for all of our creations. I wanted to keep things simple because they were all beginners, so we only used Real Red and Garden Green ink. Here are the projects we made...

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Petite Pairs
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Retired DSP
Accessories: Decorative Dots EF, Misc. Circle Punches, Tree Punch, Large Rhinestone Jewels, Silver Ribbon

This one is my favorite out of the set. I love the Garden Green and White color combo with just a hint of silver sparkle. I saw a similar layout on "the net" and switched it up to my style.

Stamps: Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Large Polka Dots EF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Tree Punch, Word Window Punch, Star Punch (retired), Silver Brads, Red Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Another card layout I found online and changed up a bit. I goofed on the stamping on this one, but decided to leave it instead of fixing it. Handmade does not need to be perfect.

Stamps: Festival of Trees
Paper: Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Tree Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Red Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Baker's Twine

After stamping we enjoyed Taco Soup and desserts. Tina brought a delicious almond kringle (My first one and it was wonderful!) and Miranda brought a yummy purple Filipino cake. I had so much fun getting ready for our Girl's Night Out. I can't wait to do it again!

In fact, I would love to do more stamping with groups. So if you are in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, or San Diego Counties and want something fun to do with friends, coworkers, mommy groups, women's Bible study, or whatever, give me a call. I'd love to stamp with you!!! 559.303.2633

And don't forget about the November $25 Club. Only a few more days to qualify and receive your FREE Festival of Trees Card Kit in the mail.

Check out this blog post for more info:  NOVEMBER $25 CLUB

For more ideas, visit my Festival of Trees Pinterest Board

And don't forget to become a fan of my Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Festival of Trees Girl's Night Out Invite

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Throughout my Stampin' Up! career, I have done many things to help promote my business. I've done craft fairs, stamp-a-stacks, crops, workshops, etc. But by far, my favorite class I've ever done is when I had my monthly hostess club.  

I had six gals commit to purchasing $25 of Stampin' Up! per month for six months. During that time, they had the opportunity to "be the hostess" and receive all the Host Benefits for their designated month. We would meet once a month at my house to stamp together and place our orders.

The hostess club went on for about three years. Many gals were members for all three years. Others coming and going and new friendships formed.

These sweet gals are some of my very best stamping friends ever. We laughed and cried and complained together. We went through babies and cancer and teenagers together. And of course we stamped together. It goes without saying that I miss our monthly get-togethers immensely.

Our last time meeting together was in June and "the stamp ladies" (as my family always loving referred to them as) presented me with a going-away gift. Needless to say I was more than a little emotional.

Since I finally have started stamping again, I want to find more gals to stamp with me. So I'm hosting a Christmas Cards and Crafts Girl's Night Out. This is not a workshop. There will be no Stampin' Up! sales pitch. I don't even plan on handing out catalogs (unless they ask of course!). I just want to enjoy the fun of sitting around a table with a group of women, laughing because they can't open the stamp pad. Or they made their card upside-down. Or all the other crazy stuff that happens when women and ink and paper get together. :)

Here is my invite:

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Filigree Frame EF, Tree Punch, Star Punch (retired... I need to order the new Itty Bitty one!), Silver Ribbon

If you are in the North County San Diego area and want to join us on Sunday, November 16th, call or text me. We would love for you to join us!!

Some of my non-online stamping friends will be receiving this same card inviting them to join my November $25 Club.

For more info on how the club works, visit this blog post...

I set up a Festival of Trees board on Pinterest with lots of great stamping ideas:

Visit my website between now and November 20th to place your $25 order and receive your FREE Festival of Trees card kit in the mail:

And don't forget to follow my Facebook page for up-to-date Stampin' Up! info, ideas, and just plain fun!!

If you have any questions, you can call or text me: 559.303.2633
Or email me at krystalscards(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November 2014 $25 Club: Festival of Trees

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Long time no blog!!!! I'd make excuses and all for being MIA, but I don't have enough time to explain all that has happened since I blogged last. In a nut shell, we moved 4 hours south and are now living in North County San Diego and we love it!!!!

Since I had to leave all my amazing and awesome stamping friends in Tulare County, I am trying to find a way to stay connected with them. So I am starting the "$25 Club".

Here's how it works...

Go to my website between November 1st through November 20th and place a minimum order of $25 using the Hostess Code:


On November 25th I will mail a FREE card kit featuring the Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree Punch to everyone who has placed a $25 order with me. 

It is very important that you use the Hostess Code when placing your order. 

The card kits will contain all the necessary supplies to make four cards. Two cards of 2 different designs. You just need adhesive. Per Stampin' Up! regulations, I can not stamp anything for you. All stamping must be done by YOU!! :)

You do not need to purchase the Festival of Trees stamp set in order to be eligible for the FREE card kit, but since the kit will be based on this set, it might be a great idea. :)

The Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree Punch are featured on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog. You can purchase them as a bundle with a 15% savings for only $27.95. The bundle product number is 137640.

Another way to receive a FREE card kit in the mail is to place your own $150 order without using the Hostess Code. By placing your own $150 order you are eligible for Hostess Benefits and can earn Host Dollars to purchase any Stampin' Up! item in the catalog.

I set up a Festival of Trees board on Pinterest with lots of great stamping ideas:

Visit my website between now and November 20th to place your $25 order and receive your FREE Festival of Trees card kit in the mail:

If you have any questions, you can call or text me: 559.303.2633
Or email me at krystalscards(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Retirement Time and FREE Shippping!

Hi Stamping Friends!!!

So many exciting things happening over at Stampin' Up! this week that I just had to share!!

First off… FREE Shipping this week only!!!!

And this week the Retirement Lists came out. 

Here are the links:

Remember, these products are only available while supplies last so order ASAP!!

And Stampin' Up! also announced this week's WEEKLY DEALS so be sure to check them out as well:

Visit my online store to get your retired stamps and accessories before they are gone and take advantage of FREE SHIPPING!!

If you have any questions you can email me at: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Petite Petals Easter

Hi Stamping Friends!!

One of my favorite stamp sets out of the Occassions Catalog is Petite Petals. I love it because it comes witha matching punch and I am a sucker for coordinating products.

I made this card for my final week of my 40 Card for 40 Days of Lent Challenge. I really ejoyed sending out cards every week during Lent. I think I'm going to try and continue sending out cards. It gives me a great reason to have to stamp!! ;)

Stamps: Petite Petals, Papillion Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes (sentiment)
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Deco Label Framelits, Lattice Die, Tulip Frame EF, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Petite Petals Punch, Small Butterfly Punch, Oval Punches, Pearl Jewels
Colors: So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi

I CASEd this card from one I saw on Stampin' Connection (an online site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators) that was created by Linda Creech. I just changed up the colors a bit and used a different EF. I just love the look of the lattice inside the cutout label. It fits inside perfectly!!

I'm hoping to have a chance to share another episode of: Saturday Stamping Super Heroes. Last weekend I was out of town for water polo. And I rarely pre-write posts. Ain't nobody got no time for that!! ;)

I just found out yesterday that all next week Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping!! Just in time for the release of the retired list!!

Visit my online store on Monday and place your order!!

And please visit my Facebook Page: KRYSTAL'S CARDS

And my Pinterest Boards: KRYSTAL'S CARDS

For more great Stampin' Up! ideas and announcements!!!

Have a wonderful Saturday and a glorious Easter!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!