Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, April 30, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Summer Blog Hop!!

Hi Stamping Friends!

The Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini blog hop is here!  I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome hop.  I know you will be treated to lots of fabulous stamping goodness from all these talented stampers.  If you've been hopping, then you just came from Trina's cute blog, Stamps and Whiskers.  If you're just joining us, that's O.K.  Just start here and hop on through 'til the end.  If you somehow get lost along the way, just click HERE and there is a list of the blog hop sites, in order.







The new Summer Mini set that I chose is Go, Graduate!  I don't have any graduation sets, and I fell in love with the adorable little owl.



Isn't he just too cute?! 

I found this great sketch at Carrie Gaskin's amazing blog, The Artistic Avenger.   The color inspiration came from the Embellish magazine blog.  It's an old challenge that I never got around to, but I really liked the colors of Real Red, Basic Black, Kraft and Whisper White.

And every graduate needs a little gift.



The Matchbox is the perfect little box to stash a little graduation cash into.  That and maybe some chocolate!  Those are the first two things that are always my wish list.  I'm so glad that Stampin' Up! has so many exclusive dies.  It's always impressive when you can match your card and your gift.


Here's another super cute image from the Go, Graduate! set.



I just think this image is hilarious!  And so true.  Since no one can see your new outift under that gown, then you better find the cutest shoes to wear with it!

The sketch idea came from 2Sketches4You.  This is Kazan's sketch 51.  I flipped the sketch on it's side.  The colors were inspired by the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts, which was to create a monochromatic card using blues.  I had to throw in the little bit of Chocolate Chip on the cowboy boots, just for fun.  I colored this image with my Watercolor Crayons and Blender Pens.  Funny thing, these are the school colors of our local Christian high school, Central Valley Christian.  So this will be perfect for one of the many graduation parties we will be attending.  The joy of being a youth pastor's wife!


And here is one more little gift basket, that would perfect filled with lots of yummy after-graduation candy.



The colors I used are Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue.  I cut this basket out with the Baskets and Blooms die.  Then I embossed it with the new Square Lattice Impressions Folder, (from the Summer Mini) before I assembled it.  The tag is also cut using the same die.

Well that's it from me!  Next blog in the hop is Dr. Heather at CANDLE WITH TWO ENDS.  She will be treating us to some great projects using the First Day stamp set.


If you love Stampin' Up! products as much as I do, remember to visit STAMPIN' ADDICTS.  It's a Stampin' Up! only online community for customers and demonstrators.  It has a fabulous alphabetized gallery and lots of wonderful stampers that hang out and answer questions and just have fun!  And best of all it's FREE to join!  So stop by and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!



38 comments:

Trina said...

Krystal!!!!! Love the basket!!! And well ALL your Go, Graduate crafts! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Krystal, this is awesome. Thanks so much for playing along! I love both of your grad cards - you have such a wonderful style.

Cheryl Nelson said...

such cute projects! lovin' that little owl!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you are like one stop shopping for graduation ideas! Love your ideas! And I love those brown cowboy boots :) Thanks for joining us at PPA!

HeathersHobby said...

Krystal, I adore your card with the legs! That is my favorite image out of that set.

Tina said...

Love them, been having a hard time with this set. TFS!
Tina
tinataves.blogspot.com

Cindy said...
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Cindy said...

Every one of these is fantastic! I couldn't wait to see what you made, and once again, my socks flew off my feet! ;-) (Deleted previous comment for spelling errors.)

Kim said...

Great Grad ideas!!!
The owl box is just so cute!

Barbara Welch said...

Wow Krystal, you make this set a must have. I love all your projects.

Tami Black said...

Fabulous projects -- your graduation cards are fantastic!

Lora Oliver said...

I love the different feet stamp. Great colors!

Melissa said...

Wonderful projects, Krystal! Looks like you aren't going to be struggling for card ideas for all of those graduations you'll be attending. I love what you did with the basket, especially!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wonderful projects Krystal! Great graduation gifts and cards!! Such fun work!

mauistamper said...

What fantastic projects and I am kicking myself across the room for forgetting to pre-order that lattice embossing folder! LOVE it on that basket!!

MaryR said...

as always you have completely gorgeous projects - I just love the grad card in blues

Michelle said...

I LOVE the first graduation card!

Lisa N said...

Great graduation ideas!

Debadoo said...

Super super cute projects!! Love your cards and that adorable basket.
Deb B.

WebDeb said...

I love the blue card -- the lattice work is perfect. And the matchbox is too cute!

inksandthinks said...

So crisp, clean and bright... I love the look of the embossing on the basket!

Amy said...

Love your projects, Krystal! Thanks!

Holly/catrules said...

Love your projects! Great job with all them and great ideas!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Krystal, that 'Congratulations--go get a job' card needs a spew alert. I'm loving how you used the new embossing folder too.

It's all fun, fun, fun!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great set of projects! I love the use of the embossing folder and that first card's layout is perfect! That owl is too cute!

Yapha said...

You're right, that's an adorable owl! I love your projects, and your watercoloring on the legs & feet is fantastic!

mitz said...

I would say.. ** you Graduate and receive an A+ .. WTG..
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Carmen said...

These are all just my style!! love them!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the layout of the first card... great way to use scraps!!That texture folder is fun, isn't it??

Kazan Clark said...

this is a fabulous set and awesome creative goodies
Thanks for playing along with us at 2S4Y
:) Kazan

Elsa L said...

Thanks for sharing what you have made with this set. I thought I was never going to use it...now I have some inspiration.

Jen Timko said...

What great ideas! I agree about the shoes in that stamp...too funny! Your basket is amazing!

Cheryl said...

What great graduation projects!

Allison said...

Krystal--these are all amazing! I love the colors and layout that you picked! I may have to order this set now. :-)

Tinkerin In Ink said...

Gotta love that set! You have made me decide I have to buy it now...

Twila said...

Krystal, love your projects! THis is one of my favorite set from the new mini, but I don't have that lattice folder yet. I can't believe I looked over it! Thanks for hopping with us.

Mickey Roberts said...

Great projects, Krystal! Loved the way you tied it all together.

Lisa Young said...

Super projects Krystal! All of them are so unique and creative! You are one talented stamper!