Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, February 25, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Birthday Technique Blog Hop!!


Hi Stamping Friends!
Woo!  Hoo!!  It's time for another fabulous Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop!!!  This time we are celebrating the 2nd birthday of my favorite online SUO hangout, STAMPIN' ADDICTS!  Stampin' Addicts is a free, public online community of Stampin' Up! fans around the world.  We are not associated with any one particular demo group.  We have an amazing gallery with over 23,000 projects.  It is easy to use, as all SUO stamps sets are organized alphabetically.  It is an awesome place to visit for inspiration and ideas.

For this hop we decided to take the birthday theme and twist it to include techniques.  So each stop will feature a unique technique.  If you have been hopping for awhile, that means you just came from Carmen's blog, Stamping Addiction, where she showed you some fabulous projects using the Inlaid Embossing technique.  I love using this technique and the best part is, it's so easy!!

If you are just joining the hop... welcome!!  We are so glad you are here.  There is a link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the next stop on the hop.  If you get lost along the way, just CLICK HERE and it will take you to a list of all the blogs on this hop. 

For my technique, I chose Spotlighting.  I'm not much of a technique junkie.  I prefer the really simple techniques.  If it has too many steps, I usually only try it once, if that!!  And spotlighting is as easy as it gets!!  No messy powders or fancy tools.  Just a couple of circle punches and you are good to go!



Stamps:  Crazy For Cupcakes, Punch Bunch (SAB)
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories:  Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Glimmer Brads, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Basic Rhinestones

Sketch Challenge:  MOJO MONDAY #179



Stamps:  Birthday Bakery (Level 1 Hostess Set)
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pink PIrouette, Pumpkin Pie, Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories:  Modern Label Punch, Circle Punches, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Basic Rhinestones, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Tasteful Trim die, Pumkpin Pie Grograin, Ice Cream Parlor Grosgain and Buttons (SAB)

Sketch Challenge:  THE PAPER PLAYERS #35




Stamps:  Birthday Bakery, Punch Bunch
Paper:  Ice Cream Parlor DSP (SAB)
Accessories:  Tag Punches, Circle Punches, Melon Pom-pom Trim, Ice Cream Parlor Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestone.

I know what you are thinking... Boy!  She was really reaching deep for this 3-D item!  And you are right!  I'm not much of a 3-D stamper.  It just take too long to create 3-D stuff!!  So I went easy and made a cupcake wrapper with the Perfect Setting die.  Thankfully we had some disgusting Hostess Cupcakes (is that frosting or wax?!) in the house.  After I lowered my stamping skills to fake cake wrapped in paper, I found out the 3-D item was not required, only suggested for the hop.  Well!  You can be sure for the next hop I'll be suggesting to skip it!!  :)

I hope you enjoyed your stop at my little piece of cyber-world.  I know you have to be enjoying the hop.  Stampin' Addicts hops are the absolutle BEST!!  And I hope you pop over to Stampin' Addicts and check us out.  It's a fun place to visit, learn, share, and laugh.  At Stampin' Addicts we are "Positively Creative, Positively Stampin' Up!".

The next stop on the SA Birthday Technique Hop is Sara at Lily's Ink Pad.  She is going to wow you with the chalkboard technique.  So hop on over to Lily's Pad!!!  (Isn't that the perfect blog name for a hop!)



I'll be back on Monday with Challenge Monday, where I post as many challenge cards as I can make over the weekend.  Come see if I can beat my record of seven!
Thanks for hopping by!

33 comments:

Heidi Baks said...

Well, I love the "fake" cupcake! I would have done something stupid like feel the need to actually bake!?!

Lois said...

Hi, Krystal. Love your projects! Thanks for sharing. Off to visit the other blogs!

Yapha said...

I've always avoided spotlighting because I thought it was too tricky, but you make it look so fun and easy!! And your 3D project is super cute, so there!

jaydee said...

Krystal, what fabulous projects!
I love your use of the spotlighting technique on the sketch challenge. So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week
Jaydee

Ellen Pruett (aka Chipper) said...

Krystal - You totally out-did yourself once again. I'm amazed by your talent!

Adriana Benitez said...

Thanks for sharing such cute samples for one of my favorite techniques!

Kathy said...

Krystal -I found your blog through the blog hop :-) Your style is so impressive-I love your creativity! -I think your blog header and background is so pretty. I loked for a place to sign up for your blog posts thru google reader or email and did not see where that is available -was I just overlooking?

Sylvia said...

Hi Krystal, these are such cute cards! thanks for inviting me to see the blog hop!

Jen Timko said...

Ok, you have me laughing out loud about the cupcake and 3-D stuff. I love your paper/color choices and that second card is particularly fantastic.

Tanya Boser said...

Awesome Krystal! And you did a fine job with the 3D item! I love 3D, so I can't skip it :) And I love all of your spotlighting! Now, you all have got to stop with the cupcakes, I'm trying to lose weight before convention!!

Betty said...

What a happy set of projects! The colors just pop with the highlighting.

Kerin said...

I love your spotlighting technique, especially on the cakes in the Paper Players card!! Fun colors too! Thanks for playing along this week :)

Amy said...

Krystal, I loved all your projects! They really got my brain moving--thank you!

Kim said...

What happy cards! Great job showing this technique! Love the cupcake!

Rhonda Langley said...

Great job with this technique! Love the bright colors of the first card.

MaryR said...

what beautiful cards Krystal! and I do love your 'cupcake' - it looks beautiful :)

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Can't believe I have still never ever done this technique, and I am a technique junkie. I love techniques. Really gotta try this one. You did a great job! And hey, even fake cake needs love sometimes too! lol

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Way too cute!! I just love everything you did!!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Such festive projects--love the Crazy for Cupcakes card because of all the dots and circles.

As always, just too cute, Krystal!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Krystal! Love all these bright and cheerful creations! Thank you for joining us again at the Paper Players!
Smiles,
Lesley

Carmen said...

These are wonderful!! I think your 3-d was perfect!!

Cindy said...

Love the spotlighting with different colored circles - how easy is that?! Thanks for giving me some ideas to share with people who aren't into coloring!!!

Trina Caraway said...

Great job making such an easy technique look so great!

Susan said...

GREAT cards and creations! Thanks for reminding me of an old fav technique, that i have not used in a long time.
Susan

Debbie Henderson said...

Great job on your blog hop! You've got wonderful projects showcased!

Frances Kukulis said...

Love these cards, and your website Krystal, thanks for the invite.

Barbara Welch said...

Krystal I love all your projects. The spotlighting technique is one of my favorites.

Twila said...

Krystal, excellent job showcaing this technique. Love your bright and cheery cards. Made me smile. :)

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the spotlighting on cupcakes! How cool is that?

Kandi said...

LOL at your fake cupcake :D Loved all your projects - it's a technique I really need to use. Thanks for the inspiration

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Thesea are wonderful!!! Great work! Oddly I have missed seeing any spotlights with colored cardstock circles on plain white...Awesome variation!

Auntie Em said...

Your spotlighting technique is really interesting! I will have to give that a try.
I love your fake cake! Too cute...and probably more nutritious!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Lisa Young said...

Loved the way you used this technique! And the bright colors are perfect for birthdays!