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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop Preview Day TWO -- Sleeping Peacefully Hero Card!! :)

Before I begin today's post, I'd like to say thank you to all of my fabulous followers (new and not-so-new!)...  It means so much to me that so many of you take the time to stop by and see me!! :)  Now for some excitement...

Woot-woot!!  DAY TWO!!  Only THREE more days until the wonderful, excellent, fabulous, magnificent, fantastic, extraordinary, outstanding, terrific, really GREAT Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!  :)  {Can you tell that I'm just a wee little bit excited about this???}  My WONDERFUL Design Team Sisters will be featuring all of K Andrew's BRAND NEW Stamp Art Stamp Sets -- PLUS you'll be among the FIRST to see two more NEW RELEASES during the Getting Cricky Ustream Event!!  Whatever your plans are for Friday...  CANCEL THEM so you can join the Getting Cricky Crowd!!  hee hee...  :)

Now on to today's card featuring Getting Cricky's K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set!! :)
I used the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge for the sleeping puppy (cut at 1.5") and the moon (cut at 2.5").  The clouds are from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge (cut at 3").  I used my Creative Memories Wavy Trimmer to cut the apple green cardstock.  All distressing/shadowing was done with caramel ink.  Both the puppy and the moon are popped up for dimension.
This card will be sent as a Hero Card for Operation Write Home.  Currently, two of my son's closest friends are preparing for deployment (with two different branches of our nation's armed forces)...  I try to imagine what this must feel like for them...  I know they are happy and proud to be serving our country, but I also imagine that they must have some fear for the uncertainty that they are facing.  By sending Hero Cards to OWH, I get the immense joy of knowing that I might be able to encourage a Hero (just like my son's friends) who needs to read something positive or just know that someone, somewhere is thinking of him or her!!  If you'd like more info on OWH, I invite you to visit their site HERE...
I had a lot of fun creating this card...  I knew I wanted to use this fabulous phrase from Kristal's set: "Sleeping peacefully tonight because of you" but I wanted it to be a 'happy' card...  Well, it just so happens that while I was playing with my stamps on the evening that I received my sample, The-Toby-Dog was in his familiar spot (sprawled across my feet taking a 'nap')!!  Who sleeps more peacefully amid the noisy distractions of everyday life than The-Toby-Dog???  I've seen him 'nap' with his eyes wide open!!  He's such a funny dog...  We adopted him from Animal Friends when he was only 10 weeks old (he was tiny and oh-so-cute!)...  He's now morphed into a 50-pound 'puppy' who follows me everywhere and loves attention...  And he's the best dog EVER!!  If you offer him a treat, he'll bark "I love you" in his own special language...  If you toss his bo-bo toy across the room, you'd better be prepared to play fetch for at least 20 minutes...  And when you tell him to lay down, he'll almost always promptly go to sleep!!  So the puppy on my card was inspired by my real life puppy and hopefully will bring a smile to the face of a special Hero who needs to receive this card!!
I hope YOU have enjoyed my card today -- To see more creative previews of K Andrew's Stamp Art Stamp Sets, please visit Getting Cricky (HERE)... Remember, I'll be posting another card made with this FANTASTIC "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set tomorrow!! I'd love for you to stop back and see it!! :)

In case you haven't heard, Kristal has selected a specific charity to benefit from the sale of each and every stamp set!!  $1 from the sale of each "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes -- a non-profiit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat.  When you pre-order Kristal's stamps by Wednesday you will receive FREE shipping AND she will do a 'matching' donation (isn't she the SWEETEST?)!!  To place your pre-order, please click HERE!! :)
***SECRET TIP (please don't share this with anyone except all of your friends or anyone who might want to WIN one of K Andrew's fabulous stamp sets!!):  I will be offering BONUS chances to win a K Andrew Stamp Art stamp set of your choice for comments left on each of my Blog Hop Preview Post from this week!!  You can get a head start by leaving a comment on YESTERDAY'S post and TODAY'S post!!***




Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Until next time,

40 comments:

Scrappymama Elaine said...

OMG Amy! This is SO cute! I love paper pups and the sentiment goes perfect!

Cely said...

Aw... I love this puppy and the sentiment is so stinkin' cute! :)

thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I'm now your newest follower! :D

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Adorable card! :) Love that puppy.

tami
http://scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

so darn cute.

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very nice card!! I'm sure who ever gets it will like it as well!! Thanks for the chance to win
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Besthobbyeva said...

This is adorable!! What a clever idea to use Paperpups! I love that sleeping put and the moon, too cute! That is a fun cartridge.

God Bless all our men and women protecting our country!!

Laurie

AJoy said...

Great sentiment! I love how you chose to use it and that it has a special meaning to you. Hello to your "puppy"!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

I've wanted to kick myself 100 times over for not getting Paper Pups. This just makes it 101!

Deanne said...

That is tooooo cute!! I will have to get that cartridge out! TFS
Deanne
btw Have you voted on Jillian's blog hop? There are some amazingly talent folks showing their work.
Vote at:
http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/p/blog-hops.html

Kelly S said...

How adorable! I love how you made an atypical military card. I am sure any military person would love to receive this. The dimension of the puppy and moon are great too.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the sweet comment you left.

Fot said...

Awe your a sweetie:-) your puppy is darling ! Love your card! I'd love to have you stop into my blog for the I made it my self party :-) yesterdays card still touches my heart everytime I see it.
Your scrappin pal Deborah
Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Sherrie K. said...

I haven't used paper pups in such a long time~cute card! I may have to dig it out:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

McVic said...

super cute card!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

K Andrew said...

Hey sweet girl!

Well I'm not sleeping peacefully tonight because my cat got out, and i can't go to bed till he comes home. WAH!
heeehee--I think you are insanely creative and I'm just THRILLED with your card!

Love you!
Kristal

sweetlilscrapper said...

love this sentiment!


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sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the card, such a cute sentiment. Thanks for sharing the great stories.

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Carol said...

Super super cute card! TFS

AmyJRockstar said...

This is absolutely adorable and so original! Great job. I just love it! Thanks for the extra chance to win!

XO ~ Amy Jo
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

mamawcindy said...

Oh my Goodness!!! Love your Sweet Card. That Sentiment is so Cute!!! Love It. Great Job. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Great sentiment!

Dee Burns said...

Love your card. It has a Doggie on it. I am so glad you are sending this kind of Sentiment to our Troops...that's why Kristal created them, so they will feel appreciated not as sad. I think what Kristal and her hubby did was genius.
Thanks for the advice on the cats. I had chills when reading it, my dh did that tonight and two of them sat by him and he petted them. You are right timing...thanks so much for your thoughts.

S.Bayles said...

Great Job... Love the card......Love those sayings.....
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
Kristals a "Hoot". Thanks for the great job..........

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

That card is so cute. I love that sentiment; how touching. Have to pull out my PP cart again!!

Becky Dunham said...

Adorable card Amy! I think any hero would love to get this card :) My nephew is about to be deployed too and though we are proud of him, it is scary. I am hoping to get the paper crafters in my family together for OWH cardmaking parties and this stamp set would be perfect! As my budget is not budging at the moment, I appreciate the extra chance to win :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

The puppy is just too cute!
Thanks again!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Josie0602 said...

Great tribute card for the troops! I love that Kristal is giving part of her proceeds to charity. That is so awesome!

thekolbes said...

Awwwwwwwww how cute
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

girlia said...

2 cute!

ScrapinShana said...

This is such a sweet card! Perfect for an any hero card =)

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Awww....such a cute puppy and fitting for the sentiment. Is the moon sleeping, too?
:O)

Amy said...

Really cute- I love that Paper Pups cartridge!! So many cute images. TFS!:)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

mom2fivekiddos said...

Have to tell you, I have been a follower of yours for a while, and you are one of the reasons I ordered this set tonight!!! Thank you!

grandmalee said...

You definately hit my two loves...dogs and soldiers! What a great way to say thanks to our Heroes through OWH! I can't say enough good about this totally fabulous organization! Maybe the next military set that K Andrew does will benefit OWH! I'm sure that our Heroes will benefit more than we can imagine seeing cards made with these wonderful stamps!

Doris P. said...

aawww... what a precious pup - and yet a powerful card! TFS :)
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Patti B said...

Great card. You are incrediable and very talented.

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pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Kris Dietz said...

What a great card -- love the puppy! TFS

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

Aw! That pup goes perfect with this sentiment!

bborre at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

Cute card! I really like this stamp set!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lisa R. said...

Great job showcasing the sentiment! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

This card is soooo adorable...TFS!

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