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Friday, June 17, 2011

Preview Day FIVE -- Getting Cricky Blog Hop/K Andrew Stamp Sets -- Soldier Prayer Card #2!! :)

SOUND THE TRUMPETS!!  Today is DAY FIVE of the K Andrew Stamp Art Stamp Set RELEASE PREVIEW!!  Yee-Haw!!  It's FINALLY here!!  If you're just joining in this week, let me tell ya what that means...

TONIGHT -- FRIDAY, June 17th -- is the wonderful, excellent, fabulous, magnificent, fantastic, extraordinary, outstanding, terrific, really GREAT "Getting Cricky with it" Blog Hop!!!  :)  In just a few short hours (6pm PST), Kristal will kick things off with the Getting Cricky Ustream Event!!  Then, my WONDERFUL Design Team Sisters will be featuring all of K Andrew's BRAND NEW Stamp Art Stamp Sets!!   There will be Blog CANDY along the way, so you definitely won't want to miss this event!! :)

Now for Day 5's PREVIEW: a card featuring Getting Cricky's K Andrew's "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Set!! :)
This card is a variation of the card that I made for this week's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky (btw, you still have more than a day to enter the 'Anything Goes' challenge over there!!).  I wanted to show you how you could use the same image and the same sentiment, but still have a different looking card -- A few size changes, slight color variations, adding a ribbon...  and ya have a very different looking card!!  I used the same Cricut image (from the Inspired Heart Cricut Lite Cartridge) cut at 3" (instead of 5").  I also used the same Sizzix/Stampin' Up! embossing folder (on red instead of navy cardstock), then added some embossing to the oval behind the image (Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder), Offray brand ribbon, and caramel ink for distressing.  Here's the original card...
Isn't it fun to see how a few small changes can make such a difference??  

This card will again be added to the ones I am sending to Operation Write Home.  In addition to sending handmade greeting cards for those serving with our nation's Armed Forces to write home to loved ones, OWH also likes to include something called "Hero Mail"...  These can be cards, notes, coloring pages from children -- Anything that thanks or encourages those stationed overseas...  I am tremendously grateful for those willing to serve so that I might enjoy everyday freedoms, so I'm also thankful that Kristal created a stamp set that makes it so easy for me to make these cards!!  If you would like more information on "Hero Mail" or would like to send some yourself, you can find more information by clicking HERE...

I really love the versatility of Kristal's stamps and how they are sized perfectly for cards!!  If you haven't had a chance to check out all of her stamps yet, I hope you'll visit THIS LINK to see them all!!
 
Well, that's it for now!!  Be sure to stop back this evening for the Ustream event and Blog Hop!!  I can't wait to see you there!! :)

***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!! hee hee) --  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:

* USTREAM & BLOG HOP TONIGHT! *

Tonight is the "Getting Cricky with It" Blog Hop, and to kick this hop off, we are having a USTREAM at Kristal's Channel: Getting Cricky.  Ustream starts at 6pm(PST), 7pm(MST), 8pm(CST), and 9pm(EST). See you there and then back here for our blog hop!  Click on the Ustream button below and "Join the Crowd"!!






Until next time,

26 comments:

ChatterScene.com said...

Love them!

Stop by my blog for our Father's Day Blog Hop:)
Myself and a couple of others are giving away some fun Blog Candy:)
http://chatterscene-mom.blogspot.com/

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Can't wait for the Ustream, i will definenatly be there!! Very nice card
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Such a sweet card.

Tami B. said...

I hope I can make it to the Ustream. If so, I'll be sure to call you out. (No I won't, I never comment when I watch these things.)

Kelly S said...

Love the card (well, both of them). Such different looks with just a few changes. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Just got an email from Krystal that our preordered stamp sets ae coming soon. I can hardly wait! Your cards are terrific, themsentiment is perfect for the image.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Amy, you did an "AMY"azing job this week! Hoping to play along tonight! Blessings!
esigmon at cox dot ent

Becky Dunham said...

Well Amy, we made it thru :) Love both of these cards! This stamp set is so perfect for OWH cards and the fact that we support a charity as the same time when we buy it makes it even better! Now, i just have to get my budget in a position to buy it. Good thing this is a neverending charity contribution :) Of course, i would not minding winning one! thanks for the chance to win :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

love all the projects!

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sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

McVic said...

your cards are great! So excited for the ustream!! C-u there!
kacee

ScrapinShana said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

Two Pink Peas said...

Wow, I love all of the cards that you made with these stamps. So adorable. Terri M of Two Pink Peas
www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Jessica said...

Amy, you are such an inspiration! I love that you took time to show the versatility in the design/silhouette you chose...gorgeous!
:O)
Jessica

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love these cards! You have made me look at my heritage cartridge in a whole different way! TFS!

Amy said...

love all of the embossing on these cards! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

grandmalee said...

Your work is absolutely stunning! These stamps will be perfect on all of our Operation Write Home cards and ANy Hero cards!!! I love that some of the money is donated to such fitting causes! Thanks for introducing me to them!

Doris P. said...

well I've back-tracked all your previews and gotta say.. my emotions are running high. I get choked up for many things dear to me but USA/ soldiers giving of themselves today, their families and the 4th July arriving soon... it's all near and dear to me!! TFS such awesome cards!! Doris
parkernana5@cox.net

Patti B said...

Cards are great. Thanks for sharing


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Kris Dietz said...

What beautiful cards -- amazing how different they can be. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

Aw! I missed the U-stream :( Glad I got to do the blog hop anyway!

Lisa said...

Wow, these are so awesome, Amy! I love the embossing and the image is perfect for the sentiment! Please stop by my blog when you get a chance...I have an award for you :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Gotta leave a comment for your final awesome card! Watched them all week and got so many great ideas. Each one was very special!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Amanda said...

Cute!!

Lisa R. said...

Great silhouette, goes perfect with the sent. Love the embossing. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

NanetteMT said...

what a sweet card...TFS!

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Just A Pac Rat said...

Very sweet card! TFS

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