Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, December 31, 2010

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop!!


Hi Stamping Friends!!
Well today's is the day!  I'm so excited to be a part of the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop!  If you started the hop at the beginning, then you have finally reached the end.  I'm the last stop on the tour.  Which means, you just came from Debra's blog, Heartfelt Inkspirations, and I know you saw some fabulous creations there with the Be My Valentine stamp!!  If you are just starting the hop, that's A-Okay.  I'll have a link at the bottom of this post to the first blog in the loop and you can just make your way around.  If you somehow get lost along the way, check out this link at Stampin' Addicts.  It lists all the blogs that are participating in the hop.

Before I show you my projects, can I just tell you now how much I LOVE the new Occasions Mini Catalog?  So many fabulous new stampin' goodies to be had!  Be sure to contact your SU! demo and get your copy of the mini catalog.  If you are like me, you will want it all!!  That's enough chit chat, let's move on to some stampin'!!!

MOTHER OF MINE   #122195   $6.95



The item I chose to use for the blog hop is one of SU!'s a la carte stamps called Mother of Mine.  Other new items I used on this card is the Springtime Vintage DSP, Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, and the Vanilla Rosettes.  I was going for a Kimberly Van Diepen/Tiffany Bauer look with this card.  They do the BEST vintage cards.  To make it perfect, it needs a little stitching around the edges.  Anybody want to sew for me?  This sketch comes form the Utah Divas blog.  I designed this card with Mother's Day in mind.  And here is a little coordinating gift matchbox to go with it.




The colors I used for these projects are Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  This little box also uses the new Rose Red Seam Binding.  Other items from the big catty are Scallop Rectangle Clearlit and Basic Pearls.  It's easy to do a vintage look with this beautiful Springtime Vintage DSP.  I just sponged a little Soft Suede around all the edges to dirty it up a bit.  And of course a cute little box needs a cute little gift inside.




I love how the word "MOM" fits perfectly into our 1"x 1.25" Simply Adorned charms.  I had so much fun making this little insert!  Other stamp sets used are Charming and Tiny Tags.  I made the Rose Red thread by using my SU! marker and coloring a piece of Linen Thread.  I finshed it off by adding a little bling with a Basic Pearl on the crown.

I'm extra excited about my final project, because I tried a new-to-me technique.  And since I am not a technique junkie, this is a super special day at the blog!




From this angle, it doesn't really look like anything special.  But check out this...




Still can't see it?  How about a little close-up?





I used a new Letterpress Plate called Heart Pressed.  I inked it with Versamark ink, ran it through my Big Shot with a piece of Rose Red card stock and then sprinkled some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on it and heat set it with my heat tool.  It's so sparkly IRL life.  I just LOVE how it turned out!!  I can't wait to try out this techinque with my other Letterpress Plates. 

One thing great about the Mother of Mine single stamp is that you can use it for all different occasions, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, even a birthday card, since the stamp itself does not say anything about a specific occasion.  This layout comes from the Techno Stamper blog.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.  I know I really enjoyed creating them for you!! And I hope you had fun hopping on the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Blog Hop.  There are some amazingly talented stampers on this hop.  I'm quite honored to be a part of this group.  Be sure to check out the Stampin' Addicts website too.  It really should be call Stampin' Up! Addicts, since it is an SUO community with a fabulous alphabetized gallery of only Stampin' Up! sets.  And lots of great members to boot.  We just added our 6000th member this week!

The first stop on this hop is Sarah's Ink Spot.  So if you started somewhere in the middle, you are going to want to keep hopping.  I know Sarah will have some fabulous creations waiting for you using the XOXO stamp set.


Thanks for hopping by!
Happy Stamping!




36 comments:

Deene Souza Photography said...

And you are AMAZING at what you do!!!!!!!! Always excited to see what Krystal's working on! Very pretty Krystal!

MaryR said...

wow are these just beautiful! Krystal I love your cards and all the details!

LeAnne said...

Beautiful projects, Krystal! I am glad you showed us the letterpress one.....I got that plate and am just a little stumped about what to do with it, so this was helpful! And very pretty!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful projects, Krystal! Great embellishments! I'll do some sewing for ya! ;)

Carmen said...

Wow!! These came out perfectly!! Love all he details!!

Paula said...

Beautiful Krystal! So much detail!

Yapha said...

These are fantastic!! I love the matchbox with the gorgeous charm inside!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Gorgeous projects Krystal! Love the shabby and love the blingy sparkles too!

Amy said...

Krystal, these projects are just amazing! Layers and layers of texture, which of course we know you do so well! Great job, thanks for sharing!

Debra Burgin said...

Wonderful vintage work; I love the charm using part of this stamp!

Betty said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the sparkly letterpress technique.

Jen Timko said...

Krystal, these are amazing! I love the box and your letterpress idea is brilliant!

Lisa Young said...

I love the technique you used on the last card! Every project is beautiful, Krystal. Great job!

Cheryl said...

Krystal, you did a great job. Absolutely LOVE the first card.

Patty Mickle said...

love your projects!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Holy bat bling Batman!! Wow, love all your projects Krystal, but that last one with the letterpress looked fantastic in the photo where it looked clear embossed, but the one with the Irri Ice is gorgeous. What a neat thing. I wonder if I could use my versamarker and a embossing folder. I'll have to try that and see what happens.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects!! Just amazing! I didn't really like this stamp but now wow I do! lol

Anonymous said...

Wow its just beautiful!!!!
Jen

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love it all. The first card is a great vintage look. I love the letterpress idea, though, very cool!

Crystal said...

Wow, such beautiful projects!! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

PS - Followed you here via SC Blog thread! :)

Kim said...

Beautiful projects! Love the first card and what you did with the letterpress plate.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Krystal, I just love your sense of style! Any mom would melt over that boxed charm. . . .

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects Krystal! Love the vintage look of the first few and the letterpress technique too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Twila said...

Krystal, love your projects, gotta get me that letterpress plate!

MJ said...

What fabulous projects that any mom would love. Great job on all of them, thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Barbara Welch said...

Fabulous job on all the projects, I really like the first card. You do such beautiful work.

Sarah said...

GORGEOUS - I love that first card - WOW :-)

Tanya Boser said...

Oh, Kyrstal, your projects are all so delicious! So many wonderful details, I could stare at them for a long time absorbing all of their beauty :)

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Love the cool new technique with the letterpress plate! And also loved all the other pretty, pretties projects. So vintage that pretty, pretties is the description that comes to mind...ala Little House on the Prarie books.

Thanks for sharing and adding sparkly fun to the hop!

Happy New Year!

Cori said...

Wow!! Such amazing creations! So glad I found your blog from Stampin' Connection - lots of inspiration here!

Cindy said...

That first card is a lovely example of the vintage look that I struggle with attaining! (And isn't that DSP just the yummiest?) Bu t m,y fave has to be the embossed letterpress plate with all the hearts....lots of love going on there!

Joyce said...

Beautiful projects Krystal! I can't wait to try out the letterpress plates with versamark and embossing ... what a fantastic idea!!!

Mickey Roberts said...

Krystal, these projects are amazing! Everything is just over the top wonderful!

carolm said...

thanx krystal for using the udi sketch for your card. your projects are gorgeous!!! you now have a new devoted follower. xox

Melissa said...

Krystal... wow! Beautiful work!

Allison said...

These are absolutely gorgeous projects Krystal! I love all of the details that you've added. Great technique with the letterpress plate too!