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Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's Get Cricky Blog Hop & Giveaway!!

Welcome to the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!!
This month's hop is in support our fallen HEROES...  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine...
"Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State."

One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event...  If you would like to help support this cause, we invite YOU to join us in making a card or two to say "THANKS"...  You can find the address to mail your cards by clicking HERE.  The organization is also accepting donations for the event.  You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...

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 Designs 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 am featuring the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set for tonight's hop.  $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.



This is a 5"x7" card.  The heart was created using the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge (and my Gypsy to adjust the size).  I then used my Creative Memories Wavy Tearing Tool to tear the stripes before adhering them to the heart and trimming the excess.   All of the edges were distressed with caramel ink.  I hand cut a shadow for the heart from blue cardstock and then added stitching with my metallic copper pen from Creative Memories.  The red metallic ribbon is from my stash of 2.5" ribbon leftover from Christmas. 
I love this sentiment for Soldier Thank You cards...  I truly do appreciate the sacrifice each military member makes so that I can enjoy freedom each day...  After stamping the sentiment in Navy, I punched the tag with my Creative Memories tag punch, distressed it with caramel ink, added a 'found' button and some twine, and hand cut a shadow from blue cardstock.

And now...  I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!  I have put together a special selection of card-making supplies
for one of my wonderful followers!!


To be eligible for my blog candy:

  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment with a message you would like for me to add to one of my Thank You cards for a Military Member (yes, I really will add your note to a card and send it to Rebecca)!!
For additional entries for the candy
  • You may 'like' my Facebook page (click HERE)...
  • Share a link to this post on your Facebook wall or via Twitter or even your own blog...
  • Subscribe via Email by entering your email in the box above (be sure to confirm your subscription).  
Please leave an additional comment for each 'extra' entry you complete....  If you leave your email address, I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back on Tuesday, July 12th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)


Thank you SO MUCH for hopping by to see my project today!!  I hope you are enjoying the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!!   :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop:
Becka's blog ......
If you would like to see all of Kristal's stamp sets and learn more about the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...

Our special Guest Designer for this month's hop is Amy Chomas!!  Amy is the creator and designer of Chomas Creations.  Her family makes her products right here in the USA, and they ship each package out themselves.  Amy's mini gel pens and gel pen holders are the perfect accessory for any Cricut or Silhouette owner!!  She also features a mini marker holder and embossing kit that will take your crafting to new levels!!  To see more of Amy's incredible products, please click on her blinkie below:

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


I hope you have enjoyed my card and will consider joining us with a card or two of your own...

79 comments:

Brenda said...

Fabulous card. I love the distressing, need to learn to do more of that. It works perfect for the stamp set. Great job.
Hugs
Brenda GCDTM-Sister
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Jill Angel said...

I'm a blog follower and I really love the card you made! I would just like a message to the soldiers of how brave they are and how thankful I am for their service!

Jill Angel said...

I am a FB Follower!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Jill Angel said...

I am an email subscriber!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Kathy said...

Amy, this is just beautiful. I love everything about it, you always do such a great job on all your projects. Have a great weekend!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM Sister
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Kathy said...
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Lisa said...

This is so absolutely beautiful and creative, Amy! I LOVE it! It is a stand-out card! Fabulous job - as usual! The message I would add to the cards is simply "Thank You for your service" :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Lindsey said...

I love this idea!

Ok, my note.

Thank you so much for your service. You are so brave and I will forever be indebted to you. Come home safely!


kteachone@gmail.com

Barb said...

Beautiful card. Please tell the soldiers that I am grateful for the sacrifices they make for us. I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lindsey said...

Already a FB fan :)

Lindsey said...

Added a link on my FB...this is a wonderful idea!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great job with your card!! O wow a message for the soldiers,,, humm...Thank you for fighting for our freedom!!
kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

I just liked your facebook page, thanks for the extra chance to win!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Great card Amy! Thanks for sharing

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Ugh. Sorry blog issues (on my end, not yours) please let the soldiers know we are greatful for them and they are in our continuous prayers!! I'll be sending a couple cards to Rebecca also. Thanks again.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the patriotic cards. I'm a follower.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee/blogspot.com

My Scrap Diary said...

Amy I just love this card! The ditressing and stiching and everything works perfect!!
Jess :)
GCDT Sis
Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

Squirlygirl said...

Great job Amy! I'm thinking you may have enabled my need to own the CM wavy tearing tool, hehehe. You have done a great job showcasing it lately :) Have an amazing weekend!
~Hugs~ your DT sister
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

Great job Amy! This card is perfect in every way!

JulieK
http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

K Andrew said...

Gorgeous Amy--anyone receiving this will love it!

Charlotte said...

Oh my, how fantastic your card is. The attention to the detail with the distressing is just perfect! We can never express enough gratitude to our military. We are so blessed because of them.

Charlotte

Vicki said...

This card is sooo nice! I love the distressed look of it and it just overall shows pride..

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

I am a follower :)

The Country Life said...

Love this card!! If you could relay to our soldiers how much I appreciate the sacrifice they have made for our country!! They are all in my thoughts and prayers!! TFS!! I am your newest follower!! Jennifer

The Country Life said...

"Liked" your Facebook page!! Jennifer

The Country Life said...

Subscribed via email too!!:)

NanetteMT said...

I LOVE your card...it's beautiful. I'm already a follower. I would like you to say Thank You for my Freedom. This is a free country because of soldiers like you!

NanetteMT said...

I've liked you on Facebook!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

Beautiful card Amy Love, I am a follower already. Love this stamp set, I need to get it. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

NanetteMT said...

I signed up for your emails also!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Pam said...

I am an email follower too!! What I would like to say to our brave soldiers is "Thank You" without you America would not be America. Be Safe. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

NanetteMT said...

I put a link to your blog on my facebook page!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Jenny said...

Love your card so cute! Please put in a card that we appreciate the sacrifice that they make for us everyday. My husband was deployed twice so this blog hop means so much to me.

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Jenny said...

I'm a new Facebook follower :)

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Trina said...

Beautiful card.

Amanda said...

I love your card & what I would like 2 add is, "Thank you for all that you do. You sacrafice your self so that my children may be free! You truly are our HERO!" thanks~prhmangel@gmail.com

Amanda said...

i follow your blog via gfc as amanda hall & fb as amanda parham-hall! prhmangel@gmail.com

Amanda said...

i subscribe via email! prhmangel@gmail.com

Dee Burns said...

Amy, BEAUTIFUL! Very Patriotic. I love all your cards. You are truly a special person for making them.
Tell our Heroes...we love them and Pray for them always. Thanks for keeping us safe and keep the faith.
Thank you.
Dee

OmaGloria said...

Beautiful!! I am really liking your wavy tool. I would like to tell each and every soldier how much I appreciate their service to our country and their bravery for our freedoms. Their sacrifice of leaving their families is the ultimate gift that any person can receive and we are all supporting them.

Precious Hugs

scrapperbecka said...

Beautiful card Amy, I love that heart and the ribbon you used.
Becka
Getting Cricky DTM

felkatz said...

awwww love it!!! awesome omgosh. awesome card..

kathy--GCDTM
www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

Kimberly said...

Ohhh what a lovely card...beautiful design, and your papers are fab...

Please stay safe...your our hero

kimbob27 at hotmail dot com
www.justwordz.ca

Tiffany said...

Great card! I love the ribbon :) It would be wonderful if you would tell the soldiers how thankful we all are for their service! TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

Pat N. said...

Very nice card--great job with the heart!--Pat N.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Nice card! I would like to say Thank you for all you do, I am so grateful!

A Creative Journey said...

THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the detail you added to your cards and the tag is great! TFS! I am a follower and would love it if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

A Creative Journey said...

I forgot to include my sentiment!
We appreciate all of the time, dedication and sacrifices you and your family has made to serve our country. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! xoxoxo

Shannen said...

Wow, that's sure kind of you. I love your card and although I'm an Aussie, I hope my sentiment can be included too!

"All the way from West Australia, we say thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice, thank you for your courage and thank you for my freedom"...

Great idea, TFS!

Doris P. said...

so so so love the card. just in awe of perfectiness! so LOVE it! LOVE your blog as I am already a follower e-mail and all!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Doris P. said...

already liked ya on facebook - not sure if it counts. :)
parkernana5@cox.net

Doris P. said...

okay.. done with posting your blog hop and a card i will be sending to my blog...
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

the cricutologist said...

Fantastic card! Love the ribbon! The sentiment is great! I'm also a new follower!

Tami B. said...

Wonderful card my friend. Love the way you made the heart. Have a great weekend.

mamawcindy said...

I Love your Card and Love that it goes to such a wonderful cause. I would like my note to say...
Thank you so much for your Service and Sacrifice to our Great Country. May God keep you all safe. Please know that you are in our Thoughts and Prayers. Thank You!
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your card! TFS

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Amy E said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the torn stripes. You always inspire me!!

I wouldn't even know what to say in a note other than, "Thank you for your Service." and even that seems so small compared to what they have done for us.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

Of course I'm a Facebook follower :D

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

And an email subscriber! I feel like such a stalker!! Haha!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Love the distressed look to the card. for a sentiment, I would just Thank and bless them for what the sacrificed for us.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

I subscribed to e-mail updates already
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Cathy said...

I am a Facebook fan already.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

S.Bayles said...

Love the cards. Great hop. Good Luck to everyone.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is a beautiful card, the ribbon is perfect for the colors, and I love the saying! I'm happy to be a follower, and I would like to add a "special thank you to each and everyone of you for serving our country we are all so proud of you! " Thank you so much!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

I love the card. Its definitely a card of thanks. God Bless our Service men and women.
Dawn RI
abosoffithotmail.com

Jen_H said...

I am a new blog follower! Love this card. Very pretty! My message would be thank you for being so brave and serving our country.
~~Jen H~~

Jen_H said...

I already "like" Love to Crop on facebook!
~~Jen H~~
jholton0503@yahoodotcom

JustMeJustina said...

Great card TFS!!!
Message: Thank you for being braver than most of us.


Justina1218 at aim dot com

Carrie said...

Great card! I just love it! I would tell the soldiers: Thank you for your courage and strength, and may God bless.

cmille8 at gmail dot com
http://legalcrafter.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Just liked your site on FB!

cmille8 at gmail dot com

Pixichick said...

Great card. I love the ribbon.

Lynda said...

Beautiful card!

Message: Thank you for being courageous and brave enough to protect our country so that we may continue to be the Land of the Free.

TFS
Hugs,

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful card amy love it

Fot said...

Amy adorable as always !i love your card!~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

littlen said...

very nice card. i've become a follower.

littlen said...

i've become an email subscriber.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

Kelly S said...

Your card is beautiful, Amy! I love the ribbon and the striped heart. I am already a follower. The message I would like you to add is: Your service and dedication to our country does not go unnoticed. I am thankful everyday for the freedom we have because of you.


Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

Crafting Misfit said...

I love this. So Americana!

Rebecca

CathyinMN said...

Wonderful card! I would write: "Thank you so much for your bravery and your service to our country. It is greatly appreciated. Praying that you will stay safe and God Bless You!"
Thanks for the chance to win.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Pocono Pam said...

Just became a blog follower, and suscriber to your emails! Love your work!

 
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