Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Stampin' Up! Four You Three Ways

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

This weekend I participated in an all-day crafting fundraiser to benefit the Vista Pregnancy Resource Center. The event lasted from 9am to 9pm and I stayed the whole time!! Here are the thank you cards I made:

Stamps: Four You (this set is on "The List" get it before it's gone!!) and Petite Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Moonlight DSP stack, (middle card is a retired DSP stack I can't remember the name of)
Accessories: Petite Petals Punch, Hello Honey Ribbon (also on "The List", Red Cotton Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels

EDITED TO ADD: Many have asked the size of the strips of DSP. They are 5 1/4" x 1 1/4".

I love how these turned out. Now I'm ahead of the game for next months cards!! I saw this layout online and knew it would be easy to replicate. I precut all my paper pieces and had my card bases all scored, folded, and cut. So all I needed to do was glue down my paper strips, stamp the sentiment and flower, assemble, and tie the ribbon. Super easy!!

Here are some pics from the day that I posted on FB and IG. Are you following me yet?

I even made a few cards for the center. They give each new mom a basket of items when their babies are born. Diapers. Pajamas. Formula. Etc. They also include baby announcements. They had kits available for the attendees to make the announcements. All told, we completed 50 sets of 6.

I also participated in a card swap. These are the cards I received:

Here is the card I swapped:

I had a lot of ladies stop by my table before I turned in my swaps and tell me that they liked my card. One gal even took a picture of it. :)

The Butterfly Bundle is my May Online Stamp Club. Visit this blog post for all the details: 

They had a TON of free give-aways all day. My favorite was FREE admission to the Scrapbook Expo!! I've never been and they are having one in San Diego so I MUST go. Maybe next year I should offer to do a Stampin' Up! freebie. :)

I didn't win any of the door prizes. But the Stampin' Up! "opportunity basket" (fancy word for raffle prize) I donated got lots of attention. The gal who won it even gave me a hug she was so excited!! :) 

I look forward to attending again next year. I had a wonderful time meeting new people, eating yummy food, and of course STAMPING! The best thing is they raised $27,000 for the Vista PRC. All-in-all a very good crafting day.

Be sure to check out the Stampin' Up! Retirement "Last Chance" List. Some items are being sold "while supplies last" and they are going fast! Here is a link to: "The List"

Be sure to visit again on Friday. I will be participating in a blog hop featuring stamp sets and supplies that are on "The List". I chose Stippled Blossom and have been having fun playing with this set again. It will probably be put on my "keep" pile. :)

Be sure to follow all my stamping antics on social media:

Wednesday and Thursday I will be posting my Painted Petals April Online Class cards. I haven't mailed the kits yet, but I'm excited to share the cards and don't want to wait!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Something!!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Basic Butterfly Swap CASE

Hi Stamping Friends!!

Tomorrow I will be participating in my first ever card swap and I'm pretty excited!! I've never actually attended any type of crafting event where there was a swap. So even though I've been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for almost 10 years, I'm still a newbie at some things. ;)

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Naturals, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, Baked Brown Sugar, Blackberry Bliss marker
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits, Wisteria Chevron Ribbon, Artisan Embellishment Kit (ribbon rose), Dotted Scallop Border punch, Linen Thread, Dimensionals

I CASEd this card from one I saw on the internet. And this was my prototype card. Which means I still made some changes before I made all 10 of my swaps. I eliminated most of the Blackberry Bliss and replaced it with Wisteria Wonder. I also did not include the smaller butterfly. Not major changes, but card making is always a process for me. I may look at a card for a week and still tweak it a bit before I am satisfied.

There is a lot of stamping on this card. I did it all in steps. Here are a couple of pictures:

In order to get the sentiment in the right location, I had to stamp my flower and fern image first.

On the flower, I inked the image up with Wisteria Wonder and then colored a few spots on the stamp with the Blackberry Bliss marker before I stamped it. Giving it a kind of two-tone effect.

Here is all the stamps and ink I used to create this card:

I designed this card before "The List" came out, but there are a few retirement items on it: Dotted Scallop Border Punch, Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon, Blushing Bride card stock. Make sure you order everything you want from "The List" early as quantities are limited.

Here is all my parts and pieces ready for assembling:

You can see in this picture that I changes the butterfly from Blackberry to Wisteria. I wanted him to match the ribbon better. I could have chosen to change the ribbon color, but I just LOVE the chevron ribbon. I'm hoping to order some more. It's 50% off so I better hurry!

Here are all 10 cards all most finished. Just need ribbons and butterflies:

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's crafting event. It is a fundraiser for the Vista Pregnancy Resource Center. I just have NO idea what I am going to make for 12 whole hours!!

I made a little Stampin' Up! donation gift basket for a door prize. It had three stamps sets, a pack of 12x12 DSP, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Ribbons, Buttons, cards made by me, and a few other odds and ends:

I hope the recipient enjoys it!!

Don't forget that today is THE LAST DAY to join my April Painted Petals Online Stamp Class:

You can find out all of the details on this post: PAINTED PETALS APRIL ONLINE CLASS

And don't forget to place your Last Chance List order ASAP:

And if you've already joined my April Online Class, but want to order some retiring products, you can combine that with my May Butterfly Bundle Class:

Visit this post for more details: BUTTERFLY BUNDLE MAY ONLINE CLASS

And as always... Make sure you go "like" my Facebook page. It's where I hang out most often and where you can find out the latest Stampin' Up! news and information first. And we just have a lot of fun together!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp something!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! Last Chance List and New Weekly Deals

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

The Stampin' Up Retirement List has been posted!!! And there are tons of fabulous products and up to 50% off!!!! Lots of Big Shot items on the list this year which makes me super excited to see what new stuff is coming soon!!


Things to remember:

*Accessories, Embellishments, and Tools are sold WHILE QUANTITIES LAST!!
*Stamp sets will be produced until May 20th and then they too will be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
*Moral of this story? ORDER ASAP!!
*And because everyone is trying to order ASAP... The Stampin' Up! website may be sluggish. So be patient. 
*If you need any help or have any questions, please email or text me.

While you are purchasing all those retiring products that you "need", remember there is still time to join my April AND May Online stamp classes!!

Details for April's class can be found here: APRIL - PAINTED PETALS

Details for May's class can be found here: MAY - BUTTERFLY BUNDLE

If you would like to join both classes, just use either Hostess Code. The deadline for April's class is this Friday.

And it's Tuesday today which means...

WOW!! That's a whole lotta savings for one week!! Be sure to visit my online store ASAP to place your orders.

Hope your week is going well.
Stamp something!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bundle May Online Stamp Class

Hey Stamping Friends!!

Sorry I've been MIA this past week. I went to open my laptop one day and the screen went dark after about 10 seconds. Tried fiddling with things and then finally just decided to make an appointment at the Apple Store.

Brandon (The Apple IT guy) figured out that the back light in my screen went out. To replace the screen would be FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS!! Geez!! Do you know how many stamps that is?! He suggested I just buy an inexpensive monitor and turn my laptop into a desktop. Which I did. After rearranging the stamp loft and having to buy some storage cubes at Michael's. Nothing is ever easy!!

So many exciting stamping stuff has happened since I've been "off the grid". So this post might get a little lengthy and is bound to be a little confusing since I;m the one writing it. ;)


If you have been wanting to order the Butterfly Basics Bundle and have not been able to, GOOD NEWS!!! They are finally available to order  after having being on hiatus at the Long Beach harbor. 

Which brings to my second announcement:

I'm announcing my May Online Stamp Class early. I've been wanting to offer the Butterfly Basics Bundle as a class for months, but have not been able to because of all the harbor issues. And since Stampin' Up! finally has them in their warehouse, I know that everyone and there stamping brother is going to want to order them.

So here are the details:
Order the Butterfly Bundle
Photopolymer 138865 $41.50
from now through May 18
using Hostess Code: FCJ6AZTH
and I will send you a FREE card kit with 5 (yes FIVE!) unique cards featuring the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching Butterflies Thinlits.

If you already have the stamp set but would still like to receive the FREE card kit from me, then all you need to do is place a qualifying order of $41.50 using the Hostess Code: FCJ6AZTH from now through May 18 and I will mail you the kit as well.

And here is another reason I'm announcing my May class early...
Announcement number three...


And if you've been hanging out with me and Stampin' Up! long enough, you know that most consumable retiring products (paper, ink, embellishments, etc.) are sold WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! So if you are wanting to stock up on the 2013-1015 In-Colors (and who doesn't want more Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock?!), you want to place your order ASAP!!

Whew!! That's a lot to think about!! But there is one more thing before I go...

You still have until Friday to join my April Online Stamp Class featuring the Painted Petals stamp set. You can find out all the details to that class here: APRIL ONLINE STAMP CLASS. If you want to join both classes at once, order both sets using either Hostess Codes.

I hope that is as clear as mud. If you have any questions just email, text, or call and I will try and figure it out. But there are no guarantees. It is Monday after all. ;)

In case you were wondering, here is what my new computer station looks like...

It still needs a little organizing, but it's getting there. Just wish there was room for my comfy chair up here. :)

Hope you all had a stamp happy weekend! I'm looking forward to a full week of stamping, water polo, and laundry. Probably in that order.

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Something!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Stampin' Up! Stars Framelits for Panther Polo

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

It's been a busy morning. I've been helping to get ready for my daughter's water polo banquet this evening (Thus, the late blog post!). But I wanted to share this still today because it features the Stars Framelits which are on sale RIGHT NOW!! Today is the last day that you can get them for under $21. Tomorrow new Weekly Deals will be announced.

Here is the card that I made for the coaches:

Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Stacked With Love DSP
Accessories: Stars Framelits, Mini Treat Bag die (row of stars), Polka Dot EF, Small Star Punch (retired), Silver Ribbon

I love creating frames with our Framelits. Just stack them inside each other and roll it through the Big Shot. Super easy!!

Here is the gift bag I made for the coaches gifts:

Stamps: none
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer, Stacked With Love DSP
Accessories: Star Framelits, Mini Treat Bag die, Small Star Punch (retired)
The large silver star is the leftover from cutting the star frame on the card.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. ;)

And here are the table signs (a.k.a "pretty trash") that I made for the banquet:

Stamps: Perfect Pennants (red star)
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Large Star Punch (retired), Small Star Punch (retired), Itty Bitty Star Punch, Computer and Printer (words were printed)

Looking forward to a fun night with my daughter's team. As you can tell, her school colors are red, black, and white. Go Panthers!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 10, 2015


Hey Stampin' Friends!!

I just want to remind you that today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of FREE SHIPPING from Stampin' Up! If you were considering joining my Painted Petals April Online Stamp Class, you should do it TODAY and save yourself $7.95 in shipping costs!

Here are few of my favorite FREE SHIPPING graphics from this past week...

Now is also the perfect time to stock up on the 2013-2015 In-Colors since they will be retiring on April 21 and will be sold only while supplies last. And I don't know about you, but I am going to miss that set of colors. Crisp Cantaloupe. Coastal Cabana. Bakes Brown Sugar. Whatever will I do?! :)

Visit my online store (click the SHOP button on the top right side) TODAY to place your order: KRYSTAL'S CARDS

And go visit my Facebook page to see who won this week's giveaway: KRYSTAL'S CARDS - STAMPIN' UP DEMONSTRATOR - OCEANSIDE

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stampin' Up! Painted Petals 1 Card 4 DSPs

Hey Stampin' Friends!!

Every month I make and send out a large amount of thank you cards. This month it's even more than usual because I decided to send a little thank you gift to all of my Sale-A-Bration customers. Because I {heart} them!!

Anyway, this month I need 50 thank you cards. When making that large of an amount, I try and keep things as simple as possible, while still adding a little "wow" factor like ribbon and/or texture. Here is my design for this month:

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pacific Point
Accessories" Spring Flowers EF, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Pacific Point Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

When making this many cards, I usually have to use different DSPs because I don't have enough of just one. So here is the same card with four different Designer Series Paper patterns:

The other Designer Series Paper patterns come from the All Abloom paper stack. It's fun to see how each pattern changes the look of the card. I love this Painted Petals image and sentiment. And since they are photopolymer, it makes placement so easy. I stamped 50 of these tags in no time. The size of the tag before I punched the Ornate Topper was 4" x 2".

Here are the cards all lined up in a row:

If you haven't bought the Painted Petals stamp set yet, there is still time to join my April Online Stamp Class.

When You purchase the Painted Petals stamp set and the Painted Bloom Twine, I will mail you a FREE exclusive card kit from me featuring the Painted Petals set. Visit this blog post to find out more details and also how to receive the kit even if you already have the Painted Petals set: APRIL ONLINE STAMP CLASS.

And this week is the perfect week to place your Online Stamp Class order because through Friday, Stampin' Up is offering FREE SHIPPING!!!

(I don't know who created this awesome graphic, but it is my favorite!!!)

For up-to-the-minute stamping fun and information, be sure to go "like" my Stampin' Up! Facebook page: KRYSTAL'S CARDS - STAMPIN' UP DEMONSTRATOR - OCEANSIDE

And while you are there, don't forget to enter the FREE GIVEAWAY. Details are in the above link for the Painted Petals Online Stamp Class. Today is the LAST DAY to get your name put in the drawing for FREE Stampin' Up! products!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!