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Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Cricky with it Blog Hop & Giveaway!! :)

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog hop where we are showcasing the first 6 sets in K Andrew's brand new line of sentiment stamps!

If you've hopped along from Kathy's blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with K Andrew's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help!

K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.

I want to show you the "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set...  I've been creating cards with this set all week (and posting them for Preview Week), so I hope you'll stop back by to check out all of the other cards -- This stamp set is SO versatile...  I think you'll really enjoy it!! :)  **This is picture heavy, but I didn't add any details -- Please feel free to ask questions in comments...  I will re-post any/all of these cards with details after the hop in case anyone wants to know how to make them all!! :) **

Card #1


Card #2


Card #3


$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.

I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!  What could be better than winning YOUR CHOICE of any of K Andrew's BRAND NEW Stamp Art Stamp Sets???  To be eligible, PLEASE leave a comment (with a way to contact you if you are the winner) and tell me WHAT YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE USTREAM WAS!!  If you were not able to attend the Ustream event, please tell me which of K Andrew's stamp sets is your absolute FAVORITE!!! :)  Of course, I'd love for you to be a follower, so please take a moment to do that too (If you leave your blog address, I will come and follow you too!!)...

Remember, you can get a BONUS chance for my Blog Hop Candy by leaving a comment on each of the Preview Days too!!  If you'd like to do that, here are the links:
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Becka's blog ......




Getting Cricky Blog Hop


In case you get lost along the way or need to revisit anyone, here's the entire line up!! :)

74 comments:

ScrapinShana said...

I didn't see the Ustream, but I really love these cards you created with her stamps. Being a military wife, I have to say the Freedom isn't free set is my favorite =)

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Chris Wooten said...

nice.....so glad i found a new friend from the ustream tonight..kristal is awesome...

you did awesome job with your project


chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Two Pink Peas said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love ALL of her sets and it would be hard to pick just one. I love the set that you used alot to. I am also a follower of your blog. Terri M of Two Pink Peas
www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Tami B. said...

Hey Amy, I watched the Ustream but had a dickens of a time with chat and loosing connection. I saw most of it tho' and I love the Amazing You set.

Lisa said...

WOW Amy, your cards are so spectacular!! Each one is so unique and awesome! I love the papers you used and the embossing on card #3 is fabulous! LOVE them!

My favorite part of the ustream was when I finally figured out how to chat...with what, five minutes to go?! :P I really love all of Kristal's stamps but the Freedom Isn't Free may be my fav. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards and have a great evening :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are all GREAT. I only caught the last 15 min of the UStream. My fave set I think is the Fashionable Friends.

Amanda said...

Oh my, all your cards are amazing and very inspiring!! You have been a busy bee..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Scrappin' Sista said...

Lovin' your cards! Great job. The distressing is a nice touch. TFS!!!

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

Hi Amy,I love all the cards! Love the paper, you always do such a great job. Have a nice weekend girl!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Hiya Amy....I was gonna put my whole name on the Ustream, but I figured it was too long...LOL :OP
The Ustream was a blast. I love Kristal's laugh...it is highly contagious. I was amazed at all the people that participated. And the new stamps sets are amazing...I could go on, but I won't. YOUR CARDS ARE GREAT. I love the accent glitter you added to the dog tags. I wanna know how you stamped HERO on the first one and how did you make your fanned rosette. Is that enough jibber jabber from me? LOL
I think I am goofy tired.
:O)
Jessica

JulieK said...

You out did yourself girl! All of these are completely fantastic!! You rocked the hop!

DIANA L. said...

U-stream was fun!!! All your cards are just beautiful. TFS
Love your card. Can't wait to get the stamps.
http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the cards. My favorite set is the Summertime Splash.

http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

mom2fivekiddos said...

omgoodness!!! I loved the whole thing! LOL...of course, Krystal is awesome to begin with...but I would have to say my favorite part was her showing the stamp sets...lol...yes, my name is Kristin and I am a stampaholic...lol

Creative Diva said...

Beautiful job on your cards. UStream was fun.. Already a happy follower. I love all the stamp sets.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98@gmail.com

Janice W. said...

Wow!! I love your cards! Great job! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

scrapperbecka said...

Amy, awesome cards, you always make such wonderful cards. I love the one with the dog tags on it. Great job as always. My favorite part of UStream was seeing all the new stamps

Becky Dunham said...

Your cards all week have been so gorgeous Amy! I love love love these you made for tonight! You already know this is my favorite set. Let me think about the ustream - I always love to see Kristal live and in person - she is so cute and funny and sweet. One of my favorite parts is when we figured out that half of us, including me, were in the wrong place and we finally got to the chat and got "seen". Another favorite part, don't tell Kristal, is when the screen would freeze and she would have the funniest faces ROFL.

thanks for sharing your creative self with us and for the chance to win one of these awesome sets!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Amy said...

I didn't see the ustream- but the cards are all awesome! I don't have a favorite stamp set- love them all. I am already a follower- thanks for sharing!! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Crafting Misfit said...

These are all fabulous. I love how masculine they are too!!!

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic americana looking cards! It was my first Ustream and I was in the wrong spot for the chat thing. ;o) Now I know! Love the summer phrase set. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

Oh these are great and love the embossing! Had trouble with the ustream, kept losing internet connection :(

Brenda said...

Awesome job you did as always. I love your dog tag card the best.
Hugs
Brenda

Lynn B. said...

Your cards are gorgeous!! I loved the stamps tonight, of course, but I thought it was funny when her mom walked in. She should have let her stay;)

felkatz said...

omgosh AMY your cards are just AWESOME LOVE THEM !! wowo!!!

GREAT JOB!!


TFS

kathy
gcdtm

OmaGloria said...

I simply adore the paper you used for the patriotic card.

Precious Hugs

SiskiyouSue said...

Hi. I'm already a follower. I enjoyed the U-Stream, all of it (until I had to go feed my hubby). I got a real laugh from watching the chat screen when Krystal was giving away her candy... especially when we were all guessing every number we could think of... We are so funny about things like that! Anyway, it was entertaining.
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

you outdid yourself today! Love these cards especially the dog tag card! tfs!
esigmon at cox dot net

Trina said...

Nice job. One of my all time favorite cards is the dog with the sentiment I am sleeping peacefully because of you.

Charlotte said...

Oh my, I love these cards. The designs are beautiful and they each have such a unique look to them. Gret use of the stamps.

Charlotte

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super projects! The U-stream was fun, besides seeing all the stamps it was fun to see so many blogging friends!

KLeFors said...

I wasn't able to catch the u-stream, but I have to say that the Freedom isn't free is my favorite. My hubby is military so this stamp set hits home with the sayings and the great charity that gets donated to.

McVic said...

I think it was so nice of you to help us whom got lost on the wrong tab!!! Thank you for your help! It was super sweet of Kristal to do an extra drawing for everyone who came over once we figured it out!! Cute cards! love the tags!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Wow, you really got into it! All of these cards are just beautiful and very touching! Thanks for sharing and participating. I think it is so amazing that she is donating some of the monies to charities; u don't c that everyday! Kristal is an amazing gal!

Angie said...

I am sooo loving all of the patriotic cards you have been posting this week! The rosette one is my favorite of today but, they are all GREAT! I think my favorite stamp set right now is the Splashtastic Summer set but, they are all pretty fabulous!!
aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I loved all your previews this week. I did make it to the Ustream, my favourite thing was getting to see the 2 new stamp sets (splashtastic summer and amazing you) these are the two sets that i would use the most!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Kelly S said...

Love the cards, especially the one with the paper rosette. Just fabulous!!! I am already a follower.
My favorite part of the Ustream was seeing the 2 new stamp sets. And winning one of the giveaways - woohoo! :-)

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,great cards,love the embossed stars!! I like all her stamps,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

tlettling said...

My oldest son was born on flag day. I could use a ton of these ideas. thanks

littlen said...

these are beautiful cards. tfs. i wasn't able to watch the ustream last night, but i think all of K's stamp sets are great. i'm a new follower.

Doris P. said...

awesome cards! powerful they are! I missed the u-stream (at VBS) but loving the hop!! i am a USA Army veteran and I love to see cards going to and for all our soldiers... regardless of the branch!
parkernana5@cox.net

Erika Valdez said...

WOW!! These are amazing!! All the colors and paper you use just bring them together perfectly! I am so honored to be a part of this awesome team!!

Lots of Love
Erika GC DT SIS

Patti B said...

Love the cards. You are very talented. I have to say that freedom is free has to be my newest fav. I love lots of Kristals stamps but this has lots of great ideas for the members of my family who serve in the military. I have to have this set. Wish I would of seen Ustream but work keeps me from it. Have a great day

lebpab21408atyahoodotcom

pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

I love your cards!! The second one is my favorite! My favorite thing about the ustream was seeing all the new amazing stamp sets and getting to chat with other crafters!!

Jenn
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I just Love your Cards!!!! I have been working on some Military Thank You Cards and don't have a lot to work with so I would be Super Excited for the chance to win this Set. Thank You!!!
I'm already a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

Love your cards! I wasn't able to make it to the Ustream but I love the Fasionable Friends set the best...I think...lol I like them all! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

love these cards so pretty. I have a award for you on my blog. hugs

sweetlilscrapper said...

my fav stamp set is the fashionable friends set!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Your cards are great....love them all!! I disnt get the chance to see the ustream =( but I love all her stamps which make it hard to pick lol thanks for the chance to win. Im already a follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Wowzer Mrs. Amy! You did a great job on ALL your projects! I think my favorite card is the one embossed with the stars and the the dog tags! Hope your having a great weekend :)
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Please stop by my blog...there's a surprise there for you!
:O)
Jessica

Dee Burns said...

Amy, Love all your cards and this Stamp set is one of my favorites. I have to say the Dog Tag card with the Bling would be perfect for a Girly Soldier.
Thanks for all you girls do to help Kristal. I am a follower.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

I enjoyed the chats and giggles of the upstream. I also loved the design team and kristal designs and of course the release of new stamps!!! Alreardy ordered some stamps and can't wait to play.

Stephanie said...

You have some great projects. I love the patriotic stamps. Your cards are exceptional. I'm a follower.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Lori said...

I loved the U stream, The best is having the chance to win any of those fantastic stamps! She is such a sweet person and the fact that she donating to such wonderful causes! That's awesome in itself!

Lori @ http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/

lori.bourg@gmail.com

Lynda said...

I think that your cards turned out absolutely beautiful! My favorite K. Andrew's Stamps are Positive Thoughts and Splashtastic Summer!

TFS!

~Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Renae said...

Great projects! I became a follower today.

As for the Ustream, I loved seeing the variety of projects for some wonderful ideas on how to use Kristal's gorgeous stamps!

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

Cely said...

Unfortunately, I wasn't available for the Ustream yesterday because I was with my friend through surgery. :( But I'm glad you guys left the hop up for me to look through and drool over stamps! My favorite is the food for thought stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm already a follower :).

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I didn't get to see the Ustream presentation but I love these cards. All the men in my family are military so I really appreciate this set the most. Thank you so much for sharing.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

I am already a follower. My favorite stamp set is Splashtastic Summer. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tara said...

Great cards!
Tara

S.Bayles said...

Amy,
My favorite part was getting to meet the DT and hearing their comments during the U-Stream. I had such fun and I have been on several U-Streams. She is so luck to have all these talented DT members and you all are lucky to have such a wonderful person as Kristal. Shs is the most postive person that I probably know right now. She is a "Hoot". I have visted your blog several times and hope to come back soon. If you get a chance come visit me too.
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
E-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

alwayscharlie said...

this stamp set is awesome and I love all that you did with it! It's hard to pick a favorite but I think Splashtastic Summer would beat the top of my list today!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Amanda said...

Amazing cards! I missed the UStream last night, but my favorite of the stamp sets is Splashtastic Summer!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I didn't get the Ustream and can't seem to find the stamps to compare which one's I like best. I know there was a kitchen set I really liked and I think there was a fashion set. I LOVE anything to do with fashion, but most of all, I love Kristal! :0) Your cards are gorgeous! #2 is my favorite. What paperline did you use? I really like the dot printed paper. Adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!


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

K Andrew said...

WOW--all i can say is AMAZING--you have completly blown me away Amy--I absolutely LOVE each of your cards--you made so many.
I'm blessed to have you on my dt.

smooches,
kristal

Dorcas said...

I really love these cards. you did an amazing job! ! I am just learning about K Andrew, so I'm loving all of the sets I've seen so far. I have to tell you...I need a second job to buy more stamps!

Dorcas
www.craftycardangel.com

Naomi said...

Awesome cards! Gotta love those stamps!
I am already a follower

www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your cards. TFS.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Emily said...

WOW! Amazing projects! I couldn't attend the Ustream :( However, I love the food for thought stamps!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

NanetteMT said...

Your cards are great. TFS!

My favorite part of the Ustream was hearing Kristal's passion about the ministries that she is supporting.

nanettemtatyahoodotcom

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Your cards are absolutely WONDERFUL! tfs! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

AJoy said...

I am so super bummed that I missed the Ustream event!

My favorite stamp release is the Positive Thoughts set.

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

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the cards, very nice! TFS

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