Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #9


Hi Stampers!  Just a quick post.  I'll be back later to add details. 
Join us this week at Stampin' Celebration.  We are celebrating all things patriotic. 

I'm back!!!  Literally!  We've been gone on an RV trip to Iowa and Yellowstone.  That's why my blogging (and stamping!) has been so sporadic.  We had a fabulous time.  Hubby, myself, the 3 kiddos, and my mom and dad all loaded up in my parents RV for an 11 day road trip.  Yellowstone was gorgeous.  If you ever have the chance to go, do it.  One day we hit some traffic on one of the roads.  We waited about 45 minutes while about 8 bison walked down the road, shoulder to shoulder.  Neither lanes could pass them.  Who knew there was such thing as rush hour buffalo traffic?!  We got home from our trip and dove right into reality.  We unloaded the RV around 4pm and by 5:30pm my 14yo DS was already at his swim meet.  It's been go, Go, GO! ever since!  I haven't had any time or desire to stamp at all.  I finally had to force myself to make this card.  I felt so bad letting my own blog challenges pass me by!  Thankfully I have a fabulously talented design team that has kept things floating in my abscence.

DEFINE YOUR LIFE



Besides the Stampin' Celebration challenge, this card also fits three other challenges.  Seems everyone is being patriotic this week!  I used the sketch from Taylored Expressions.  The color challenge is from the Stacey's Curtain Call.  And Connie and Mary are doing a theme challenge this week.







Thanks for stopping by! 
Happy Stamping!

11 comments:

LeAnne said...

Awesome card, Krystal!!! Terrific!

Stacey Schafer said...

an impeccable card, Krystal! thanks for sharing your fab use of color at the Curtain Call!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card!! Love the punched out star and how you used this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

Rochelle said...

Super card Krystal! What a great sentiment for this card...I would have never thought to use it. Hope you have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

LOVE your card, Krystal! It's really a great card!

Shelley Germann said...

Amazing card! Great use of the Define Your Life with the stars. You rocked the challenges, for sure.

I'm curious how you came from CA to Yellowstone to IOWA! That is one serious roadtrip! We live in Iowa, we went to Yellowstone last year and that drive was long enough! Totally worth it, though. The wildlife is incredible!

Deb said...

Great card!! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

WOW...this is wonderful! I love the clean look of your card! Thanks for playing along on this week's Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

artisticavenger said...

Great card! I love your use of the define your life set!

Allison said...

This is a fabulous card Krystal! I love how all the elements (sentiment, brads, texture, paper piercing) come together perfectly!

Connie Babbert said...

It did seem to be the theme challenge of the week! Love all the texture elements of your card!