Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Prince of Peace

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I've got another card we made at last months stamp club. And it also uses some great products that are on sale RIGHT NOW!!


PRINCE OF PEACE


Stamps: Prince of Peace
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP Stack, Silver Foil Sheet
Accessories: Deco Labels Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelit, Delicate Designs EF, Adorning Accents EF, Silver Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

I had been avoiding using my Edgleits, but with the Magnetic Platform, they are so easy to use now!! Three of my club gals ordered the Magnetic Platform after last months club. It just makes using all the Edgelits and Framelits so simple. No more slipping and sliding paper. No more taping stuff down. Whoever invented it is a genius!




Don't forget to do all your Christmas shopping for your crafty friends and family at our super Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale!

Here is a link to the HOLIDAY FLYER

And here is a link to my Stampin' Up! website so you can place your orders:

You can click on the HOLIDAY SALE button to see all the great savings. And don't forget to check out the Weekly Sales and the Clearance Rack. So many great bargains!!!

The Holiday Sale items I used on this card are:



The sale ends on December 2nd so don't wait!! Place your order today!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal





Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wonderful Blessing

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I can't believe it's already Thanksgiving week!! And Christmas is right around the corner!! I seriously haven't even thought about it yet. I don't even know what dishes I'm bringing to Thanksgiving dinner. Christmas is barely on my radar. But we did stamp some fun Christmas cards at my last stamping club. We have one more club time this year and then we start another 6 month go-round in January. My once-a-month stamp time with my "stamp ladies" is always a treat for me. Love those gals!!



WONDERFUL BLESSING

Stamps: Wonderful Blessing
Paper: Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Jewels, Polka Dot EF



This card has a fun feature. It is a different fold than usual. It's called a tri-fold. 


The day I took these pics it was overcast and rainy so I did not have very good light. I wish they had turned out better. This card is really fun and sparkly with all the Rhinestones and Glimmer Paper. So just imagine it all pretty and shiny. :)





Don't forget to take advatage of the amazing Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale going on right now!!! 

Here is the link to the Holiday Sale Flyer

And here is a link to my Stampin' Up! Website

Here are the sale items that I used on this card:

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gift Bow Christmas

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for over 7 years now. And everytime a new catalog comes out I "fall in love" all over again! There are so many products that I love, but some of my favorites are the accessories. Specifically the Big Shot accessories!! I can never say no to them! When the Holiday Catalog came I out I told myself I was not going to buy every new Big Shot item in it. I held off purchasing the Gift Bow die... for a while. But then I saw all of the amazing things other stampers were creating with it and I just HAD to have it!!





Stamps: Tags 4 You
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer, Season of Style DSP
Accessories: Gift Bow Big Shot die, Label Bracket Punch, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Vintage Faceted Button, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals


I saw this card online and CASEd it. So many talented stampers out there!! And I appreciate them all sharing with all of us "uncreative" sorts. :)  I love how it turned out. But the really fun part of this card is the inside...



What a fun way to give a gift card!! The card IS the gift! I love it! Of course I had no gift cards in my wallet. Just an old hotel "key". I CASEd this card from Linda Pittman who CASEd it from a card from convention. And I hope you will want to CASE it too!! After all, Stampin' Up!'s motto is: LOVE what you do and SHARE what you LOVE!!


UPDATE!!! I found the link to the card I CASEd from Linda Pittman at Stamp and Scrapper.
She lists the dimensions of the card. I used her dimensions. Funny thing. She also CASEd her card from one she saw at convention! I just love all the sharing going on!! :)



Don't forget about the AWESOME sale going on right now!! You can check out what is on sale HERE: 
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/holiday_sale/Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US.pdf

After you figured out your entire Christmas list, you can go to my website and shop to your hearts content HERE: 
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/krystalscards/

Items that I used on this card that are currently on sale:
127555   Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons   $4.17
124005   Silver Glimmer Paper   $3.47

And for the record, I don't own every Big Shot item in the catalog. But the Square Framelits are on sale, so you know I will be buying those!!! :)


Thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale!!!


Hi Stamping Friends!!!

So much excitement over in the Stampin' Up! world!!!! We are having a HUGE Holiday Sale!!! With tons of savings on your favorite products!!! For TODAY ONLY you can purchase the Stampin' Trimmer, Many Marvelous Markers, and Simply Scored Diagonal Plate for 30% OFF!!!

One of the stamp sets that is on sale through December 2nd is Sassy Salutations for only $12.57! It just so happens that we created the cutest card last month at my monthly stamp club and we used Sassy Salutations:


Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Perfect Blend, Sentsational Season (retired)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Accessories: Seaason of Style Washi Tape, Early Espresso Ribbon


I love how this card turned out!! I CASEd a few cards I saw on the online and sort of lumped them into. Love getting inspiration from other talented stampers!! The extra fun part about this card is the inside:


We created an envelope with the Envelope Punch Board so you can put a gift card inside!! I know all my friends appreciate gift cards to their favorite coffee shops.


So make sure you stop by my website TODAY and take advantage of this amazing sale!!
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/krystalscards/

Here is a pdf link to the Holiday Sale flier:
http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/docs/holiday_sale/Holiday_Sale_Flyer_US.pdf

Have fun shopping!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Krystal



Thursday, November 14, 2013

Being Thankful

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Seems like every other person on Facebook is posting their daily "thankfulness" report this month. I think it is a great idea. I just think we should find something to be thankful for every day. Not just in the month of November. :) I absolutely love Ann Voskamp's book 1000 Gifts. If you haven't read it yet, you need to. She makes the point of how if we can be thankful in any and all situations, we will have more joy in our daily lives. I love this idea. It's easy to be thankful for the "big stuff", health, family, home, etc. But we need to remember to be thankful for the small stuff too. Those leaves that are falling off your trees and "messing up" your landscape? Be thankul for the cool shade they provided you this summer. That mess your daughter left on the table from her school project? Be thankful she is studious and worked so hard to complete her homework on time.

One thing I'm always thankful for is my awesome and amazing Stampin' Up! customers!! They definitely bring much joy to my life. Without my stamp club gals being excited every month to see something "new", I probably would have hung up my paper snips eons ago. :) I'm also super thankful for all my online customers. It is always a pleasant surprise to receive an email telling me I had an online order. It always makes my day!!


Here are a few cards we made at our September club:


Stamps: Tags 4 You, Gently Falling
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry Paper Stack
Accessories: Chevron Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch, Square Lattice EF, Blossom Party die





Stamps: Gently Falling, Banner Greetings (hostess)
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Woodgrain EF, Burlap Trim




Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Trust God, Everything Eleanor
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Butterfly Punches, Modern Label Punch, Crochet Lace Trim, Ruffled Trim


All these cards were inspired (and maybe even outright copied!) from cards I spotted surfing around the internet. My favorite place to find gorgeous Stampin' Up! inspiration is on Stampin' Connection, a SU! demo only website. I also finds lots to admore on Pinterest. If you enjoy seeing all kinds of pinnable goodness, come follow me!! Search for Krystal's Cards Stampin Up! And you should be able to find me. :)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week!! This weekend we will be enjoying the beginning of water polo plat-offs. Plus it's time for another Stampin' Up! club. Looking forward to stamping with "the girls"!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal
 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Backwards Trick or Treating

Hi Stamping Friends!!

I've never been a big Halloween fan. As a kid I hated dressing up. I was always shy and insecure and I never liked being "looked at". And when you don a costume and ring someone's doorbell, they are going to look at you!! :) But I tolerated the costume humility for the reward of getting some candy.

Fast forward to my own kids. Our church has had a "Harvest Party" for a hundred million years, so my older kids never had to do the trick or treat thing. But last year the church Trunk or Treat got cancelled and you know what happens then... nothing. It never comes back. The church Halloween party ship has sailed. So this is only the 2nd year ever in the last 20 years that I didn't have somewhere to go on Halloween. And since my 8yo is allergic to almost all candy known to man, there is no reason to go out and trick or treat.

So we thought we would do something different this year... Backwards Trick or Treating!! Instead of getting treats from our neighbors, we would give them some treats!! We decided to bake snickerdoodle cookies. We went out early, about 5:30 and knocked on all our neighbors doors. They were surprised when we handed them cookies and told them that we were not trick or treating. We wanted to give them a treat instead. It was very fun!!!








Of course I had to make them Stampin' Up! cute!!. Each Stampin' Up! cello bag has 6 cookies in it. I used some retired Baker's Twine and Ribbon to tie them closed. I used the Modern Label Punch and the Label Bracket Punch to make the tags. I love that the Tags 4 You stamp set coordinates with the Label Bracket Punch!! It makes it so quick and easy to make tags like this. The tags took hardly no time at all to make. We made 12 bags and gave all but 2 away. Some neighbors weren't home yet and I think some thought we were trick or treaters and didn't want to open the door. ;)

So if you want to try something new next year, go Backwards Trick or Treating and give a treat to your neighbors!! You could even make it more fun by dressing bakwards. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal