Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Go, Graduate Act

Hi Stamping Friends!

Today's card features a sneak peek at a new stamp set that is in the Summer Mini catalog, which begins on May 1st.  I was thinking that the STAMPIN' ADDICTS blog hop was this weekend, and I was going to feature this card.  But the hop doesn't start until April 30th and I can't wait that long to show it to you! 

Here's today's card:



Isn't that owl just the cutest?!  All the images are from the Go, Graduate set, except for the stars.  They are from Extreme Elements.  I really love how this turned out.  The Impressions Folder is also a sneak peek from the upcoming SUmmer Mini. It's called Square Lattice.  Make sure you stop by next week Friday for the Stampin' Addicts blog hop and see all kinds of great ideas featuring new stuff from the Summer Mini Catalog.


This card combines two challenges... of course!  The colors are from STACEY'S STAMPING STAGE.  This is Act 26.  The sketch comes from TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS blog.  This is sketch 109.  I altered the sketch slightly as I did not make a long card.  I loved this layout so much, I used it for my swap card.  I did alter the colors slightly, as I only has a scrap of Going Gray and do not plan on buying any more, since it will be retired in July.

I've chatted previously about wanting to start a stamping challenge of my own, and I am!  Candace Lawlor and I have teamed up to start the Stampin' Celebration blog.  It will be a weekly inspiration challenge.  Our debut challenge will be on Thursday, May 6th.  Just in time for Mother's Day.  I haven't provided a link yet, as we are still working on a few things.  But we are both VERY excited about it and hope that you will play along with us!  So stay tuned!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

12 comments:

LeAnne said...

Sweet card, it makes me giggle! Good use of Stacey's colors, too!

Margaret Moody said...

What a great card, Krystal! I love the embossed background in contrast to the stamped circles! Love the brads at each corner, too! Great job with both challenges!

Angela said...

wow love the background Krystal!

Karen B. said...

Cute cute card! You worked the colors wonderfully! Looking forward to your challenge!

Heidi Baks said...

I awarded the Sunshine award to you on my blog. Thank you for brightening my day!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This is SUPER cool! Thanks so much for playing the Curtain Call this week! xx

Jen Timko said...

I'm in love with this embossing folder already!! I nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog today. Thanks for all you do to inspire so many!!

Cindy said...

Awww, too cute! Love the embossing.

Sue Kohler said...

such a perfect card, I just love the background embossing- hope we get it over in OZ in the near future! thanks for playing along with us this week!

Taylor said...

Hi Krystal! Thanks for participating in the TESC109 sketch challenge! Your card was selected as one of our Top Crops this week! What a great graduation card and I love the color combo! You can check out the announcement here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/04/tesc109-top-crops-blast-from-past.html

And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png

Kari Linder said...

Congrats to you friend on creating a sensational card! This is great!

Stampinsilvia said...

your card is awesome! I lvoe the grays with a touch of yellow! Congrats on top 5!!!