- 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!!!!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I have been a busy little beaver in my scrap room and I am not able to show you any of the new stuff as of yet. I have a swap I am doing with a lovely demo in Cambridge Ontario that I am just about finished and rea to send out to her. I have a club meeting for the first time out of this catalogue on Wednesday. Another class in September I am just starting to get the product cut up for so in the coming future there will be lots to show you. However today I am showing a card I did at a camp early this month.
I made mine a getwell as we had an aquaintance that fell and broke her hip and has been recovering, she is tough lady and I know she will do well but still everyone loves to get a card while still in the hospital don"t they!!!!
I used the new set Petite Pairs (LOVE IT) it has sayings that go nicely with 1/22 on outside and 1/2 inside....it is just perfect. So her's said "Sending a Kiss"......"to make it better".
Hope you liked it
Feel free to come by and visit again
Friday, August 26, 2011
Boy does a week fly when you are making two trips to London everyday....that is a 45 min drive to and home in the morning and yep again in the afternoon. It is so worth it though as my son absolutely loves going and it is educational and good for him as well. However it sure makes the days go by fast when you are always watching the clock so to not be late getting him.
Anyways on to the card I was so totally inspired by Lyssa here is her blog http://songofmyheartstampers.typepad.com/song_of_my_heart_stampers/
My card looks nothing like hers but go there anyways and you will see why I have been inspired. She has been doing a 31 day of delicate doillies stamp set but there is a few hello doily cards thrown in there as well....enjoy
In the meantime thank you so much for stopping by today
Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Good Sunday Afternoon
I know I was supposed to have done this yesterday but my mom and dad had gotten tickets to take our family and my brother and his wife to Toronto for dinner at Midevil Times. Talk about some excited kids, we did not tell them where their Nana & Papa were taking them but they were so pleastantly surprised.
Anyways about the card I had gotten a couple swaps from convention and have seen it done a few times since then on some blogs I have been known to stalk...smile. I though had not put my first order in from the new catalogue until I got back from convention so for one of m classes I had not yet recieved the Hello Doily stamp so I used the Medallion background and took it from there. It is hard to tell but the green layer in the center of the medallion is our 2 3/8 scallop circle and has rhinestones on every other bump.
I really enjoyed the simolicity of this card and yet being able to use so many different accessories was lovely.
Well thanks so much for stopping by and until next time
Friday, August 19, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Good Day everyone!!
So I am going to start off right away by reminding you all there is only a couple more weeks and your chance to get this lovely boat will be gone....your boat will have set sail...hee,hee
I know lame but hey it is Monday and well that is my only excuse. In all seriousness though really this a la carte stamp will be gone due to the Summer mini being done as of Aug 31st. I have so enjoyed it and the Nautical DSP what a great opportunity for camping scrapbooks, just male scrappages, manly cards there was so many perfect opportunities for it and I will greatly miss using it my classes.
Now as for the layout I have used this a few times it seems to be a go back to one from SCS that I just loved when I did the weekly challenges there...haven't been there in awhile maybe I should head back for some new inspiration...smile
Well I wanted to get this card on and now I need to go and finish dishes before going to the cleaning job....that pays me....LOL
Until next time
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Good Saturday Evening to you all.
So how small of a world is it when your husband's family has a family that are close friends since he was little. Then he gets married and his wife tries to starts a business and goes to some wonderful ladies house for a workshop and guess what..... her son is dating the daughter to this family that has been my husband families friend how small of a world is this. Well to make this short story long... they have gotten married last summer and they are now expecting their first child...so here is one my first attempts at a baby card for the baby shower. It is also one of the cards that we did at a current stamp camp...it is one of the easier ones we did, which it is always nice to have at least one or two of these so to keep class on schedule and then allow for a couple of complicated cards.
I hope you liked it and it was inspiring in some way for you
Friday, August 12, 2011
Good Friday Afternoon!!!
Can you believe it, because I cannot....LOL I have a post two days in a row...I know WOW
So with this card I did it in a class in July and then because some ladies that did not come to that one were able to come in August I just repeated since it was new to all of them and I was 100% inspired by Shalae and Shelli's demo at convention. I know that any of you that had been there, theirs was an over the top WOW and well mine is not as wowwy but the ladies all loved it all the same and were inspired to be able to add to it on their own (class it just would have been too long when there was 3 more cards to be made).
I did change it up in so many ways as it is not a birthday gift card holder, I did mine as a 5x5 card, made it a belly band to keep it closed, used flowers instead of the bright HBirthday colours the demos used as it was for a child, and I left mine open to be what I thought would be a great get well or thinking of you card.
Back to the how you could take it to the next step would be that you could do a couple more pop outs with butterflies or a flower that fell out of the pot etc, etc....
So I hope you liked my card today and found it inspiring in some way
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wow Happy Thursday to you all,
I cannot believe that my parents were so right on the money when they used to say the older you get the faster time goes......it really rather stinks if you ask me....smile
Anyways as I said in my last post which I know have been very sparatic lately but it is summer and well I can only get better at it. I have to sa I liked this set when I saw it in the catalogue but then thought you know I may be kind of limited with it but then when I got it into my hands at convention and saw some samples made with it I really felt it growing on me again.
This card actually came to me when another one flopped for a camp and I LOVE it myslef I was so happy with how it turned out. It is definitely a very blingy (new word) card but I am sure I will find the perfect opportunity for it.
Hope you enjoyed it and found some inspirations.
Also as a last reminder this month is the 3 designer papers get 1 free promotion.
Monday, August 1, 2011
I have not had the opportunity to upload too many pictures from convention and I am soo sorry about that BUT for some reason any of the really fun photos from Main Stage did not turn out at all....so instead I happened to remember to take a picture of one of the swaps I made and this is it.
I wanted to use something new from the new catalogue and having gotten this set from the pre order ( a fun and awesome advantage to being a demo) and this is what I came up with. Pretty much anyone thaat I handed this card to in a swap situation said they loved which was so nice to hear and I hope they are really happy with it and proud to show it off with the rest of the swaps they would have recieved.
Now one more thing before I go just so you are all aware that Stampin Up has a WONDERFUL August promotion, we have had it before but here it is again.....Buy 3 Designer Papers and get 1 for FREE!!!! Awesome , huh?....told you
Just as a side note though this does not include the Specialty Series
Well thanks for stopping by
Hope you come back again
P.S I have a couple seats left on Monday and Tuesday Aug 8&9th....email me to save you a seat if you have not already.