Friday, December 16, 2011

4th Day of Christmas & For Real Friday

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Today's Christmas project is a direct CASE of the very talented Nancy Riley at iSTAMP.  This is what we made at our final Fall 2011 Hostess Stampin' Club this past Sunday afternoon.  The ladies loved it!

Stamps:  Winter Post, Delightful Decorations
Paper:  Frostwood Lodge, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Glimmer Paper
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, Ornament Punch, Blossom Bouquet Punch, Stocking Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Snowflake Punch, Star Punch, Owl Builder Punch, Tag Punch, Petite Pennants Punch, Petals A Plenty EF, Snow Flurry EF, Polka Dot EF, Square Lattice EF, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

This was so much fun to make!!  I did change mine around a bit from Nancy's original, but not much.  Each square is 2" x 2".  The frame is 8x10.  I was so happy to find these black frames at our local 99 cent store.  They were perfect!!  I just took the glass out.  To make things go a little quicker for my group of 6, I had all the squares pre-embossed.  That way there was not a long line at the Big Shot.  Here is another pic that's a little closer-up.

Right now, Stampin' Up! is having an amazing sale at their Clearance Rack.  You can save up to 80% off select Stampin' Up! products.  There are tons of the "old-style" punches for like 10 bucks!!  Visit my online store: KRYSTAL DE LEEUW and click the "SHOP NOW" button on the top right corner.  Then click on CLEARANCE RACK on the left sidebar.  Remember, this sale is only while supplies last!!

If you're here for the stamping fun only, this is where you'll want to skip out.  Because I'm about to start chatting about my fam, and who knows how long it might take!!  :)  It's been quite a while since I've done a "For Real Friday" segment, so there is a lot to catch up on!!  But I won't keep you all day, I'll just bore you with the highlights.

Hubby, the kids, and I are on a year long challenge that we began in September called the Radical Experiment.  If you are interested in following our adventure, check out our blog: We R Livin Crazy.

Fall is a busy season for us, as it is water polo season.  15yo man-child played on the varsity team this year and hubby was an official for girl's JV.  You can pretty much always find us at the pool for either a game or practice.  We were very happy when man-child was awarded the co-MVP award.  But even more exciting was the call we got this Tuesday from his coach.  We was voted to be a member of the all county team!!

Besides driving to and from the pool, we also spent a few months bringing 13yo DD to church for practices.  She was part of our church musical, The Christmas Post.  It was an amazing performance.  The story was set in a WWII era, "Norman Rockwell" small town.  Her part was as a "newsie".  She did a great job and helped keep the other younger newsies in control and on task.

And as for 6yo DS, what can I say.  Poor guy gets stuck in the car A LOT, driving his older bro and sis to all their activities.  Thankfully he has an easy-going personality and really knows how to roll with it.  It's so fun to have a "little one" in the house.  He brings so much joy to all of us.  Here's a pic of him in Mexico, where we went during Thanksgiving week to help build a house for the Village of Hope mission organization.

So that's just a little to get you up to date.  Hopefully I'll be able to share more in the future.  Tomorrow I will have another Christmas card for you.  Stay tuned for the 5th day of Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Yapha said...

Amazing project!! I love all of the textures, and the red glimmer paper really adds a lot pizzazz!

Kathy Martin said...

Awesome project! :)

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love your great framed piece! So many super cute elements. Congrats to man child and dd!! So great little big man is so easy going. Love hearing about your family. How wonderful that y'all did a missions trip.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project. I've saved a pic for year!

And congratulations to your children and family on all of their wonderful adventures. :)

Tammi V said...

What a fabulous idea! So cool and cute!

Paula said...

Such a great project. And you have a cute family too. :)

Heidi Baks said...

Good luck with your radical experiment, Krystal! That's exciting and scary, but how wonderful your whole family is all in!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Awesome project!

Nancy Riley said...

Krystal, I love your version of the Christmas Shadow Box Collage! I'm so flattered that you were inspired by my design! I meant to comment a few weeks ago but got crazy busy with the holidays. Hope you had a great one! Wishing you a very happy new year!