Krystal De Leeuw Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Friday, February 28, 2014

Oh Happy Day!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Oh Happy Day!! It's Friday and it's raining!!! I should be doing a happy dance. Instead I'm sitting under a cozy afghan, writing this blog post, and listening to the rain falling outside. Supposedly we are expected to get a real "storm" today. But this is California people! We think it's stormy when the wind makes the leaves blow. Californians are weather whimps plain and simple. :)

Today's card was inspired by another card I saw on the internet (like ALL my cards are!). I changed up the paper and the colors a bit, but the layout is very similar. This is the final card we stamped at last Sunday's Stamp Club.


Stamps: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Sweet Sorbet (SAB), Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Accessories: Starburst Framelits, Decorative Dots EF (SAB), Circle Punch, In Color Boutique Details, Sweet Sorbet Twine (SAB), Dimensionals

This card is so fun and cheerful. It just makes me smile! 

Have you taken advantage of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year yet?! Sale-A-Bration is only here one more month and then it will be gone until next year. Don't miss out on so many great products for FREE!!!

Visit my website and place your $50 order and you get to choose anything out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE!!!


I hope you enjoy a happy day today too. I'm looking forward to both of my Hip Hip Hooray classes tomorrow. Make sure you play with your stamps this weekend. :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You Make Me Happy!!

Hi Staming Friends!!

Today I have another card from Sunday's stamp club. This card was originally designed by Jen Timko at Stampin On The Fly. I've always admired Jen's style.



Stamps: See Ya Later
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Daffodil Delight, Quatrefancy DSP, Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB)
Accessories: Word Bubble Framelits, Decorative Dots EF (SAB), Banner Punch (SAB), Circle Punch, Fringe Scissors, Markers, Dimesionals

I have seen so many cute cards using the SAB Banner Punch as sun rays. It was difficult to choose which one to CASE. I couldn't decide if I wanted to make the sky "blue" or "gray". I ended up CASEing Jen with using Sahara Sand because it matched the Sweet Sorbet DSP "grass". And it makes more since for the sentiment. The Fringe Scissors are so fun to use. Everyone in my family has had to test them out. Even the high school senior son. :)

As I type this, the skies outside my window are gray and it makes me very HAPPY!!!! We live in the Central Valley of California and we are in the midst of a severe drought. I'm not worried about the cost of my water going up, I'm worried about all the farmers in our area who have been told that the state will not be releasing any water this season. Which ultimately could mean loss of crops, which in turn could mean less food for sale and higher prices in the grocery stores. I hope I have gray skies for days!!!! :)


If you would like to get this Banner Punch so you can make this darling sunshine, visit my online store and get yours FREE. Just purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products and then get the Banner Punch for free during our Sale-A-Bration Promotion.


Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal

Monday, February 24, 2014

I Think You're Lovely

Hi Stamping Friends!

I had an awesome weekend of stamping and have lots to share with you over the next few days. On Saturday I held a workshop at Trinity Lutheran Church with their monthly scrap group. They are hosting a fundraiser in April for their Little Lambs Preschool and they wanted to earn some raffle prizes. So far they get to choose $110 in Stampin' Up! products!! I'm so excited for them!!

Then on Sunday I had my monthly stamp club gals come over. What an amazing time we had together. We did a little crying before stamping and then a lot of laughing during our stamping. These women are so dear to me. I am going to miss them immensely when we move!!! I think I will have to come visit once a year just to get together and stamp!!

Here is a card I CASEd from another demonstrator using some of my favorite products for the Sale-A-Bration catalog.


Stamps: You're Lovely (SAB), Petite Petals
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB), Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Modern Label Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Organza Ribbon, Square Lattice EF, Pearls

I just LOVE how this card turned out. And I LOVE the Sweet Sorbet DSP!! I've had quite a few customers who did not think they wanted the Sweet Sorbet DSP out of them SAB catalog. And then I showed it to them. The catalog just does not do this gorgeous paper justice!! It is so pretty! This is one of my favorite patterns from the pack. So soft and spring like. Perfect for this time of year!!

Visit my online store to purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products so you can earn the Sweet Sorbet DSP for FREE!! 


I can't wait to share more of my weekend stamping fun. So stay tuned!

Happy Stamping!
Krystal


Monday, February 10, 2014

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi Stamping Friends!

I procrastinated so long on making thank you cards for Christmas that I decided to just do double duty and make them look like Valentinte's. Now if I would just remember to get them in the mail we will be all set!! :)


Stamps: From My Heart
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, retired DSP
Accessories: Heart Framelits, Label Framelits, Small Heart Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, non-SU ribbon

Since I made 10 of these, I decided to use up some of my retired stash, of which I have much. ;) It always feels good to use something that beens sitting around for awhile. I need to do that more often.

Have heard about my upcoming class?


Here are the details:

HIP HIP HOORAY CARD CLASS
Date: Saturday, March 1st
Time: 10am or 2pm
Location: Krystal's House
Cost: $55
Includes: Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
              Good As Gold Card Kit
              Petite Petals Stamp Set and Matching Punch (this can be substituted for any other $21 stamp set, just let me know)
              Pearls
              Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Payment Due: February 22nd (your seat is not reserved until your payment has been received) Please indicate what class time you would like to attend. Seating is limited to only 8 stampers per session. A third session will be added if necessary.

We will be creating a total of 28 unique cards!!! I will be sharing some samples in the coming weeks. I'm super excited to be offering this fun class. I hope you will join me!

If you have any questions, just email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal.net

Looking forward to stamping with all of you!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Heart Day!

Hi Stamping Friends!

I have another Valentine card to share from January's stamp club. I love it it beause it uses a variety of stamp sets. It's always challenging to mix stamp sets. I saw this idea on "the net" and I liked how all the different sets blended to well together. Thanks to the original creator for going "outside the box" with these fantastic stamps.



Stamps: Hearts A Flutter, Tags 4 You, A Round Array, Chalk Talk
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon, Silver Ribbon, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Decoartive Dots EF (SAB), Chalk Talk & Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Scallop Circle Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Rhinestone Jewels, Dimensionals

What is so great about this card is that even though there are a lot of pieces, there is no "fussy cutting" involved. Everything is either punched out with a punch or cut out using a Framelit. I LOVE all of Stampin' Up!'s coordinating punches and Big Shot accessories. When I flip through any new catalog, the first stamp sets on my list to purchase are the ones that have coordinating products. They just make stamping more fun!!


This week I announced my final class that I will be offering in Tulare County. If you are in the area and would like to attend, send in your registration ASAP. Seats are filling up quickly!!



Here are the details:

HIP HIP HOORAY CARD CLASS
Date: Saturday, March 1st
Time: 10am or 2pm
Location: Krystal's House
Cost: $55
Includes: Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
              Good As Gold Card Kit
              Petite Petals Stamp Set and Matching Punch (this can be substituted for any other $21 stamp set, just let me know)
              Pearls
              Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Payment Due: February 22nd (your seat is not reserved until your payment has been received) Please indicate what class time you would like to attend. Seating is limited to only 8 stampers per session. A third session will be added if necessary.

We will be creating a total of 28 unique cards!!! I will be sharing some samples in the coming weeks. I'm super excited to be offering this fun class. I hope you will join me!

If you have any questions, just email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal.net

Looking forward to stamping with all of you!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal




Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hip Hip Hooray!! Last Card Class in Tulare!!

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Lots of you have been asking when I will be offering another card class. Well, I finally came up with a plan!! And many of you may have heard about our future plans to move out of the Tulare County area, so this will be my LAST CARD CLASS in Tulare!!!



Here are the details:

HIP HIP HOORAY CARD CLASS
Date: Saturday, March 1st
Time: 10am or 2pm
Location: Krystal's House
Cost: $55
Includes: Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
              Good As Gold Card Kit
              Petite Petals Stamp Set and Matching Punch (this can be substituted for any other $21 stamp set, just let me know)
              Pearls
              Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Payment Due: February 22nd (your seat is not reserved until your payment has been received) Please indicate what class time you would like to attend. Seating is limited to only 8 stampers per session. A third session will be added if necessary.

We will be creating a total of 28 unique cards!!! I will be sharing some samples in the coming weeks. I'm super excited to be offering this fun class. I hope you will join me!

If you have any questions, just email me: krystalscards (at) sbcglobal.net

Looking forward to stamping with all of you!
Happy Stamping!
Krystal