Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #43



Hi Stamping Friends!!
Doesn't all that chocolate just look delish?!!!  If St. Patrick's Day includes this much sweet stuff, I think I want to be Irish!!!  Candace put together a yummy combination of greens and browns for us at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge... my two favorite colors!!  I hope you can join us and play along!



STAMPS:  Season Of Friendship, Punch Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain BG, So Happy For You (SAB)
PAPER:  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
ACCESSORIES:  Owl Punch, Bird Punch, Top Note die, Elegant Lines EF, Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Glimmer Brad, Chocolate Grosgrain (retired)

Sketch Challenge:  TECHNO STAMPER #164
Theme Challenge:  HAND STAMPED SENTIMENTS #58

I just couldn't resist making one of those cute little owl leprechauns that I've seen all over the web this week.  I created his hat using the Tab punch, but I had to punch it a few times to make it smaller.  I also cut the "brim" of it to shorten it.  I really should have had him holding a little cupcake in his wing.  That would have been perfect!!  As usual, all my great ideas come a day late.  :)

I have a fun "shamrock" story to share.  On Saturdays, when I was much younger and we would visit my grandparents, my grandpa would mow the lawn and he would intentionally mow around the clover patches.  In the afternonn we would go outside with my grandma and sit around the patches and look for 4 leaf clovers.  They were really hard to find!!  If we found one, grandma always made a really big deal about it.  We would take it inside and press it between the pages of a book.  I never thought much about those "lucky" clovers until many years later when we were packing up grandma and grandpa's house.  I was told to look through all the old books on their bookshelf, in case they had stashed any money in them.  I found no cash, but I found something even better...  lots and lots of 4 leaf clovers that had been lovingly searched for on sunny afternoons with my dear sweet grandma.

I hope you have a chance to stop by the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge and see what our fabulous desing team has created.  Those girls just rock my socks every week!!  It's so exciting to be a part of such a talented group of stampers.  And I hope you are inspired to create something yummy to share with us.  We look forward to seeing all your scrumptious creations!

Well tomorrow I'm starting a new little adventure here on the blog.  And I have to admit, I'm really nervous about it!!  Don't ask me why.  It's just silly.  Each Friday I will be posting "For Real Friday".  It's going to be a day where I share all kinds of real randomness from my everyday life.  Stamping randomness.  Mom randomness.  House randomness.  I have no idea what it's going to look like, but it should be fun.  You will probably find out more about me than you care to know.  :)  And yes, there will be pictures.  So stay tuned!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

18 comments:

Shirley Pumpkin said...

I just love this little guy!! I made the owl a little Leprethaun too. Your card is super cute!

Hugs
Shirley
lookatmycutestuff.blogspot.com

Yapha said...

I love this card! That shamrock tree is too cute, and I really, really, really need to make one of those adorable owls!

AK Stamper said...

So cute, love that owl punch! Nice to see what others are doing for the sketch challenge hop!

Shell~Alaska♥

Shelley said...

Fantastic card! You really captured the inspiration in your card. Your owl is just adorable! Who says you can't add that cupcake now? Great story about your grandparents. Love to hear those special memories!

Adriana Benitez said...

Krystal - that little owl is so cute! Love his hat, hee hee!

Cindy said...

Love how you made the little Leprechaun's hat! So clever!!!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable card, Krystal! I am looking forward to Friday's post!

Cori said...

This is so precious! Love the shamrocks on the tree and that owl is too cute!

inkedx2 said...

Cute leprechaun owl. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Robbie

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I love the owl and the tree with shamrocks...very craative!

Rose said...

What a fun and festive owl! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS this week! :)

Heidi Baks said...

Super cute card, and that clover story almost made me cry! What a great memory to find!

MJ said...

How stinkin cute! Love it. What a fun tree! Adorable Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Anne Marie said...

Krystal, this is adorable! I especially love the sparkly brad on your owl's hat. So perfect! Thanks for sharing your sweet story, too. Brings back a lot of memories for me. :) Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

Allison said...

Adorable! I love the owl leprechaun. And such a sweet shamrock story too--I just love memories like that. :-)

stampinbygenny said...

I love the owl! Very creative! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Mickey Roberts said...

That owl sure gets a workout, doesn't he?! Too cute!

Tanya Boser said...

That was a wonderful story about your memories with your grandparents! And that is one cute leprechaun!