- 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!!!!!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
I CANNOT BELIEVE IT HAPPENED AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last post was April 16th and here we are almost 2 months and I am finally getting some cards on here posted.
My dear friend and kindred spirit just recently was able to with her family get out of apartment living that they have been in for the last 4+ years and got a house to call home now. Well there nwere many thans that we needing to be said so i was asked for 2 really really special ones so here is the first one she wanted a house incorporated on it so I thought why not just a card made in the shape of a house.
There was absolutely no stamping involved in this card just our punches and some embossing folders.
This was my second attempt and I am rather proud of it.
Monday, April 16, 2012
I can not believe just how windy it is outside, I thought my 40 foot schoolbus was going to just fly itself home.....LOL. I am home safe though with my kids and all is well. Just whistles coming through the doors and windows but otherwise it is lovely outside, sunny, warm, just windy.
Anyways about the card before battery goes dead, made this for a couple classes I had in March, most loved the simplicity of making it but impressed how elegant it looked in the end.
Hope you like it as well
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Good Monday Morning!!!!
So I knew it would happen we had a week of mid summer weather and then this morning I had winter coat and gloves back on to go and do circle check and start up the bus.....burrrr.
It was however a lovely weekend with friends at a long awaited class. My BFF recently had to step down from her demoship from Stampin Up and well she invited me to come and stamp with her and some previous customers and friends. It was so much fun and this is one of the cards that we made that afternoon....4 in total.
I am always drawn to samples where the person has used buttons and yet any time I ever tried to include them it just went wrong. Well the lovely set "Button Buddies" it is very easy for those of you out there like myself to use the buttons you have bought and never used because you couldn't get it to look right. Along with the Twitterpated DSP and matching buttons and VOILA I used buttons and you can too!!!!...smile
Hope you like it and are inspired to try buttons again
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Okay I am going to have two posts for you today....this one is for Kathy who informed me yesterday at a class that she checks me out everyday and well I have not been very loyal to my blog. To be honest I was considering whether this is something I wanted to continue with....Stamping Up.
Our family as I have talked about before has been having a hard time lately with illnesses and my heart was just not into stamping, it was a REAL effort to get back into the craft room. It used to be that stamping was my go to therapy but it wasn't doing it for me this time.
However even though my father will never be cured he has started feeling better....his massive blood clots are still large and he is still on meds to shrink them so that they will desolve, and he is not totally out of the danger but he is supposed to start pushing himself a little to try and build up his breathing and strength again.
He says he is even feeling better, so when my girlfriend (BFF) aksed me to come and do a class at her home for her friends and past customers I said sure and even though I felt like I was a new stamper all over again it felt good to hold that rubber in my hand and even had some uninked stamps meet with some inks and all was good....felt like riding a bike all over again it all came back....although Stampin Up makes it pretty easy with their beautiful Designer papers which is always my inspiration.
Okay so now that I have rambled on about the card above I was in a swap as I said in a previous post that was focusing on the items from the Occassion mini and one of the cards I recieved back was very similar to this card I had made a few changes but it was someone elses card that was the inspiration ( I will post her info once I find the original card)
Thanks for stopping by
and thank you Kathy for sticking by me and my uneventful blog!!!!....smile
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Can you believe it .... another post and still in the same month!!!!!!
So I was in an all canadian swap and this is the set I said I would use from the Occassion Mini. I sure hope everyone liked it because I sure enjoyed all the cards I got back form the talented women that were also part of this swap.
For now this is going to be all
Hope you all have a great evening and....
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Here I put some of the occassion mini and Sale-a-Bration mini. Can I just say I am loving both of these minis. from the SAB I just love the ribbon and brad bundle. The ribbon is gorgeous and the brads are adorable.
Oh have noticed the framelits and edgelits in the mini they are such a staple especially for those of nyou that own the Big Shot.
Well that is all for tis evening I hope you liked my card and thanks for stopping by
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Even though this is my first post in over two months it is going to have to be short sie the battery on my computer is very low and it cannot be plaugged in due to a shorted wire.
Nontheless here is a card from a class way back in September if I remember correctly I was inspired by Diana Gibbs ( she is amazing with the vintage as far as I am concerned)
i hope you liked it and I do have more cards to show so I should be back again tomorrow.