- Crafty Crystal's Corner
- Hi there, thank you for stopping by. I am a Canadian Stampin Up demonstrator who loves what she does. I so enjoy being able to share different ideas and techniques to others and seeing the looks on the faces of those that think they will never be able to do it, you all know who you are. I am married to lovely man that just smiles at my stamping addiction, two great kids that I just could not imagine having as a part of my life....not that they are perfect...smile!!!!! I do have a furry little girl too that is just to sweet for words. Now you know a little about me I hope you enjoyed your visit and come back anytime. Happy Stamping!!!!!
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Well here it is I would like to take 100% of the credit , however any of you demos that have been on Stamping Connection will now that a lady named Donna that made the amazing swan card. Well I was in awe and thought why is it that I cannot do that too...so off I went to stare blankly at some of my stuff and then there it as a skirt, so I made a mental note to find the right set to put a dress on. THEN off to life and before sitting down and creating this card I had to go onto Stamping Connection and there it was the amazing Donna beat me AND she knew the perfect stamp to add it to....the girl from Easter Blessings in the Occassion Mini....aghhhhh.
So needless to say this has now become a CASED card to a degree I did a whole different layout and I think I did some different colouring but I still cannot take the credit....however I am still really happy about how this card turned out.
I actually am going to a workshop on Thursday and because it is a smaller group of ladies that meet at this workshop we are going to make this one. I hope they all like it as much as I do.
Well I must be off got plans this afternoon and then off to my in laws for a visit...we always try to go IF not once a week at least by the second week we get there for our updates and the chance for the kids to see Grandma and Grandpa.... who doesn't love to see there grandparents.
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Good Saturday Morning!!!!!!
I am so happy that the weekend is finally here...it was a hectic week and I was really excited to have all of us (except poor hubby who had to work today) sleep in...yep I am so spoiled to have children that obviously felt it was a hectic week as well and slept in...only to 8:30 but since we are ususally up and on the bus by this time it was so lovely.
So this card was completely inspired by Diana Gibbs she did hers in blues from the Vintage Springtime DP and it was stunning, but well I did not want to copy exactly so I changed the colours and I did not have some of the same accessories as hers so I improvised either way I am still happy with it and thanks for the inspiration Diana....here is her blog address if you would like to be ispired from her as well.
http://dianagibbs.typepad.com/stampin_with_di/...... go now you will not regret it.
Well they may have let me sleep in I do have a little boy staring up at me with some sad looking blue eyes because he would like to play a game so I shall sign off and I promise to be back tomorrow with a card that I am exceptionally proud of. Any of you demos that have been on Stampin Connection and were able to view the Swan card that Donna did with the Build a Blossom stmp set and punch well she inspired me to think out the box and unfortunately beat me to the punch and making a dress but I will show you what I came up with ..... tomorrow.
In the meantime have a great day and until tomorrow
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Good Afternoon all of You!!!!!!!!!!!
This is one of the 4 card that a group of ladies and myself made yesterday afternoon. I just love these little greeeting card kids...they are all so cute and I really do think that this little girl is my favorite of them all.
So I so badly wanted the pom pom ribbon but I am not a big big fan of the brights so of them all Daffodil Delight is one of my favs and well it was the inspiration for the colours chosen for this particular card.
Now I am off to the scholl to do the crafts with my daughters early years class today and need to be there for right after lunch so I will be going now...sory for the extra short posts lately but well that is how it goes...smile
Hope you all find your inspiration today
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Well I did not, I just was trying to get a bunch of workshops, camps and of course the first ever stamp a stack all prepared and out of the way that I knew what I was doing, what I still needed etc.
Now here is the funniest of all this is that you have not heard from me for a few days now and well I don't have much to say other than I sure hope your ready for the greatest event Stampin Up has every year....SALE-A-BRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is only 3 more days.....YEAH
Feel free to contact me IF you are wanting some free goodies ....OR if you would like to book a workshop to eaarn even more.... (519)842-7739
Happy Stamping and have a lovely safe, warm evening indoors with those you love
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Good Evening All!!!!!!
What a day it has been I have been pretty much lockd in my craft room all day BUT oh all the things that I got accomplished makes me sooooo HAPPY
In less than 1 1/2 weeks I am so excited to be going into my daughters class as always BUT this time when I go in I am doing the craft with the teacher we decided on a particular letter and since U is taken ... making umbrellas, the next letter was L's and well what is better than a Lollipop for L's.
This is what i was able to come up that 5and 6 years old could make in a 20-30 mins time frame.
I practiced it on my daughter and she was able to do it so I figured that it would work...not the fanciest but my daughter was so excited that Daddy, Nanny, Papa and Great Grandma had to see it so I figure if she is impressed 21 other 5 and 6 year olds should be good with it.
Needless to say they are all cut out and ready to be assembled everyone will have some different colours ( was great way to use up some major scraps) that way it will be there own as any regular craft would be.
So anyway it did not take me all day just to that, I had some orders of cards to fill, it nice that I had all these phonecalls out of the blue BUT wow makes for a long day to get them all made and ready when I don't always have enough extras just sitting around or the specific kind ordered. Then of course because I got my daughter in there to make the lollipop she thought that she should make a few more things and well here I am at 10:50 pm finally getting pictures into the camera and uploading something for you all to see.
Now I am sure many of you out there are thinking whoopie she made lollipops but hey I will try and get something a little more exciting on for you all to see tomorrow.
Have a good sleep....don't let the bed bugs bite ( ewwww)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Thank you so much for stopping by today, I have some really exciting news.
A friend and fellow demonstrator and I are going to do our first ever Stamp-a-Stack.!!!!!!! I know exciting right.
Well the flyer up above will be going out to all my current local customers and we will have it advertised around town and in the papers but any you that are out of town and are in the Southwest Oxford region and would like to come please contact us by phone or email. We have limited seating at the library so be sure to save your seat quickly.
As I already have mentioned I am so excited about this and the idea of being in a room full of ladies that want to learn or are die hard stamping gurus is just intoxicating...... sure hope some of you can come for a fun afternoon.
Until tomorrow have a great evening and....
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
So it is Tuesday and I feel like it should be Friday....WOW!!!
You would almost think that I had been going all day yesterday BUT in reality all I did was laze around all morning go to the school to be a part of my daughter class....which I so love doing the JK/SK students in her class are just too sweet. Her teacher as well is such a beautiful person....I hope she gets her again next year :)
Now about this card IF any of you viewing this card have any suggestions as to what is wrong please do not be afraid to tell me. It is the first time using the new windowpanes from the Occassion mini and I see other demos and talented women using it and they look awesome BUT mine well it is just not screaming ..GORGEOUS to me. If you are to nice to leave a truthful comment feel free to email me what I am doing wrong ( firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 10, 2011
Today I am so happy to be going into my daughters classroom. With all the snow days we had in December and then having the two week holidays from school I have not been into the class for over a month.
Now I just heard about this challenge called Friday Mashup you can find it here http://www.fridaymashup.blogspot.com/ It was #26 on the 7th so I thought why not I'll play along. So this is my sample. It also called for adding some bling/glitter, So I added some gems to the center of my flowers.
I felt that I had not used my Flower Fancy for quite some time and I had been asked to make a get well card for a friend who needed one for a female friend that had a heart attack so this is the one I came up with.
I used Flower Fancy, Sincere Salutations
Night of Navy, VVanilla, Bashful Blue, NQNavy Garden Botanical DSP
Night of Navy , Bashful Blue, and Old Olive inks
So I hope you like and if you are looking for a challenge stop by the Friday Mashup challenge on Friday
Sunday, January 9, 2011
So here it is Sunday Evening and I hope you all had a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!
I finally felt good enough and had the time to get to go into the loved craft room, I was behind in some cards , especially the most important anniversary card for my man. So I am very embarrassed to say that I was a day late, not thaat he was overly upset BUT I was.
I knew what I was wanting to do, I knew I wanted to use the Sense of Time because of the clock and how even though time flies in real life my love has only grown.....I know a little sappy
Anyways here are the products:
STAMPS: Sense Of Time, Your a Gem
INKS: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
PAPER: EEspresso DSP, VVanilla, Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES: Extra Thick Embossing Powder, Neutral Brads,Vanilla Satin Ribbon, 3 1/2 circle Die, Owl Punch (heart) Modern Lable Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch,
Thanks for coming by
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Happy Saturday to you all!!!!!!!!!
Well 11 years ago today my hubby and I said our vows in front of friends and family and started our lives together as husband and wife. Now I am not going to say that we are the perfect couple but I will say that I would not change anything, nor would I pick anyone but him.
So as much as I would love to show you the card that I made for him...well having been sick the last few days I have not gotten his made....I know I am bad, and well to make it even worse this card that I am showing you today well guess what? YEP my sweetie while I was out one day sneeked into my room and made me an Anniversary card, he even decorated the inside (which I am not going to show you). If you are wondering what the lace bows are on the top well he even made me a pocket and put in three individual coupons. Now do you see why he could never be replaced...smile.
So here I am the crafty one, the one that love creating cards, and he is the one that this morning wakes up hands over his handcrafted card and got nothing in return ( well a kiss but no card...LOL)
So I hope he was able to inspire you .... he certainly has me in so many ways
Friday, January 7, 2011
I am so sorry that I have not been posting I am getting over a cold and did not feel like stamping. I have so many ideas going throught my head though that if I do not get in there soon I am afraid my brain just may explode. Try to get on here tomorrow