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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop/K Andrew Stamp Sets Preview Day FOUR -- Red White & Blue Card!! :)

TA-DA!! :)  It's DAY FOUR of the K Andrew Stamp Art Stamp Set RELEASE PREVIEW!!  Yep, it REALLY is!!  And ya know what THAT means???  (If you aren't sitting down right now, perhaps you want to take a moment to do so -- I don't want anyone passing out from the EXCITEMENT of the next sentence...)

TOMORROW -- Which is FRIDAY, June 17th -- is a day to go down in HISTORY!!  I know it's been the day you've been WAITING for with ANTICIPATION and uncontrollable ELATION (and not just because it's FRIDAY and the end of another work week!)...  That's right...  It's time for the wonderful, excellent, fabulous, magnificent, fantastic, extraordinary, outstanding, terrific, really GREAT Getting Cricky Blog Hop?!?!?  :)  Can you BELIEVE that it's ALMOST time?!?  At 5pm (PST)/ 8pm (EST),  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 at 6pm(PST)/9pm(EST)!!  All the really cool people will be attending, so you (as one of my 'cool' friends) should definitely be there too!!  :)

Now on to today's card featuring Getting Cricky's K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set!! :)
Another super-quick card to make -- this one features my favorite sentiment -- "God bless the USA" from the "Freedom Isn't Free" K Andrews Stamp Art Set, paper from the We R Memory Keepers "Old Glory" stack, SU! Scallop Trim border punch, CM corner punch, ivory #10 thread, caramel distressing ink, and my Tim Holtz tiny attacher...   :)
4th of July is a FUN holiday in my family...  Each year, we plan a trip to an Arts & Crafts Festival near where my parents live.  We've attended the festival for as long as I can remember...  The festival continues to expand every year, so part of the 'fun' of the day is riding the shuttle bus from a local college to the festival grounds.  The trip takes about 20 or 30 minutes, and I'm always amazed that the driver can maneuver his/her way through the long lines of cars that park up and down the windy back roads leading to the festival.  For some, the hot, bumpy ride isn't that much to look forward to, but sometimes it's the ride that makes you appreciate being able to get OFF the bus and enjoy the walk!! LOL...  Isn't life like that sometimes too?  It's easy to complain about the situations that we sometimes find ourselves in -- We can focus on how something isn't fair or someone else has something better or bigger than we do...  What if we looked at the situation like that bus ride?  What if we just endured the tough parts of life knowing that, before long, the situation would pass and we would be able to step OFF and enjoy?  It's not always easy,  but isn't it true that the struggles and difficulties we face allow us to appreciate the good times even more?   Yup, I always enjoy our 4th of July family tradition...  And I'm learning that even that hot, bumpy bus ride can can not only be endured, but enjoyed as well. :) 
 
I sure hope you 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 morning and THEN I'll have a BRAND new project for the Blog Hop tomorrow at 5pm(PST)/8pm(EST)!! I'd love for you to stop on back to see everything!! :)

***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 the following posts:


Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Until next time,

29 comments:

BunnyFreak said...

Loving the sneaks.

S.Bayles said...

Thanks cannot wait to see the next two set of stamps.........

Scrappymama Elaine said...

I don't like it, I love it! It has a nice "Americana" look with the colors! Girl, you are amazing and super busy too!
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Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

I am loving those shades you are using. Terrific card.

Becky Dunham said...

Amy - I LOVE these cards today. Definitely going to seek out that Paper pack - love those vintage red, white and blues :) This is my favorite of Kristal's new stamp sets with the Positive Thoughts as a close second. Thanks for the chance to win. This is actually the first time i have visited your blog this week, have been to Kristal's every day but nobody else, so now playing catchup :)

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Tami B. said...

Well you know I love your cards but I enjoyed your post today just as much. (It all comes down to perspective doesn't it?)

Angie said...

LOVING this card and the last one you made, super cute!

Josie0602 said...

Great card....love those stamps!!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great card!! Thanks for sharing the story about the "bus". I'm on a "bus" right know and it is very bumpy but I keeping looking towards the day when I will be in a much better place. Thanks for the chance to win!!
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sweetlilscrapper said...

love the colours/style of this card!

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Judy said...

Beautiful card and I love it. Have a great week.

mamawcindy said...

Loving your Cards today. So talented!!!! Great Job! Looking forward to tomorrow. :0)
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Cherie said...

Love the card! TFS!

AJoy said...

Great card!

April
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thekolbes said...

Love this card
Trish
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girlia said...

Cute! Love how the string is tied.

ScrapinShana said...

Love the vintage feel to this card =)

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Jessica said...

OK that's it...I wanna get some of that paper....you have convinced me!!! Gorgeous cards hun!!! :O)

Amy said...

Great card- I like the staples and the string on the card- look really good.
:)Amy
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mom2fivekiddos said...

Love the distressing you did on this card! SOOOO awesome!

grandmalee said...

ANother winner! You keep amazing me with such wonderful creations with this set! Any soldier (or person) would love to receive one of your special creations! You definately do this set justice! I can't wait to see even more!

Doris P. said...

so I'm loving the card, paper, stamp set - yup!! GOTTA love the USA!! awesome... perfect
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Judy said...

Another beautiful card! And thanks for the note on your last card :-) Some people are just soooo talented!
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Patti B said...

You just keep amazing me. Thanks

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Kris Dietz said...

Wonderful card. The paper reminded me of times gone by...TFS.

Kris
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Barb said...

I like the vintage look of this card.

Amanda said...

LOVE this card! Super cute!

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Lisa R. said...

Great paper choices. Love the layers and twine. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

The cards just keep getting better and better...TFS!

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