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Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting Cricky Ustream Event & Blog Hop -- Have a Brewing Good Time!! :)

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Ustream Event and Blog Hop where we are showcasing three BRAND NEW sets of K Andrew Design's Stamp Art Sentiment Stamps!

All of the FUN will start RIGHT HERE at the Getting Cricky Ustream Channel at 9pm EST (6pm PST)...  So please click on the link and Join the Getting Cricky Crowd (if you are joining us later, we invite you to watch the recorded version of the Ustream so that you don't miss out on ANY of the EXCITEMENT!)!!

If you're joining us after the Ustream, thank you!!  Each of us on the Design Team, along with our Special Guest - Amanda from Amanda's Crafts and More, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  What an exciting night of NEW RELEASES we've had!!  So let's get HOPPING so we can each show you what we've created using one (or more) of Kristal's NEW stamp sets!!

If you've hopped along from Faith 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 Kristal's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

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, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, 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.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

Tonight on the Ustream, you saw previews for THREE brand new sets!!  Weren't they wonderful???

For my project, I'd like to share the "Coffee & Tea For You & Me" set...

benefits Wayside House for Women

This is a Mix-n-Match set, so you have SO many options for phrases!!  Even though when I first saw this one, I knew that I wanted it for some Coffee, Tea, and Me cards, I wanted to show the versatility of this set for the BIG release!! :)  The original card I made is a.....  Get ready for it.....  Can you believe it????  It's a Halloween card!!
Maybe I've had Shakespeare's Three Witches on the brain lately ("Double, double, toil and trouble"), but when I saw the 'Brewing' stamp, I just KNEW that I had to make a card with a cauldron. :)
The cauldron and the frame are both from the Happy Hauntings Cricut Cartridge.  I embossed the background cardstock and the bubbling bubbles in the cauldron with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  The eerie green steam escaping from the pot is embossed with my Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder and generously covered with iridescent stickles.
Since my card base was black, I lined the inside with some orange decorative paper and added some of those eerie green bubbles from the concoction in the cauldron...  What a treat it'll be to receive this card of tricks, eh?

Earlier today, we were graced with a big ole thunderstorm that knocked out the electricity!!  So armed with only my smarty-phone and a fully charged laptop (and a funny DVD), I was kickin' it old school and made these sweet little coffee favors too...
My little Keurig K-cups are the perfect favors for weekend crops, right???  Cuz at 4am, who doesn't need a cuppa joe to perk up???  :)
Super simple to make and so much fun to receive...  Simply wrap the K-cups in tulle, tie it closed with a ribbon, add your stamp and bling to pre-cut tags (I have a ton of these on hand -- cut at 1" with the Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge, but you could easily cut these with a trimmer), two little handmade stick pins, and you are ready to gift your co-workers and friends with a BOOST of energy!! :)

Thank you SO much to all of my fabulous friends and followers who are helping to make this such a WONDERFUL hop!!  I can't begin to tell you how much your visits mean to me!!  Now....   Before I send you off to your next stop on the hop...  What's a hop without some CANDY???  I have a *surprise package of goodies* to send out to one fabulous winner!! :) 

To be eligible for my blog candy:

  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering this FUN question: "What is your FAVORITE New Release Stamp Set tonight?"!! 
  • Receive a BONUS chance when you "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page!! (Click HERE, then leave me an extra comment for your bonus chance!) 
  • Additionally, if you are the FIRST ONE (Jamie was first) to correctly tell me which Shakespeare play I referred to in my post above,  I'll send you your choice of the card from my post OR the coffee favors...  :)  For anyone who correctly answers after the first person, you'll get a BONUS chance in the candy drawing. :)
If you leave your email address (please leave it in SAFE scrapbookingwithamy at gmail dot com form), I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back after Wednesday, August 23rd to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Thanks again for checking out my projects!! :)
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Janis ......

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



Unknown said...

Amy you did a wonderful job. I love your old school creation of the java cups...*wink, wink* So, I failed my Shakespeare class in drama, so I have no idea, but I can't wait to find out what it was.
Brenda GCDTM-Sister
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Linda Therrien said...

I have to pick just one set, I have loved all the ones I have seen so far - but the one with the little frame and bee and the scripted words, really caught my eye. Love those little coffee cups - great idea. New follower.

therrien_linda at yahoo dot com

Tami B. said...

Hey girl, I'm just trying to hit as many of the DT's spots as I can before the show starts. Love the Halloween card, so cute & clever.

Smile Like U Mean It said...

its from Macbeth!

scrappin2babygirls said...

Im a follower.. and i think my fav stamp set would have to be coffee & tea for you & me. love your card its super cute. thanks for sharing!

scrappin2babygirls said...

I also like your facebook page. thanks for the chances to win.
babyblueangel_30 at yahoo dot com
(sorry I didn't realize i was supposed to leave my email like this until the last post so sorry.

Rhonda Miller said...

What fabulous projects. I love your Halloween card. TFS.

Sharon said...

What a cute card and love the coffee favors. :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I've been a follower for awhile. My fav stamp set is Winged Things. Play is Macbeth (my daughter performed as one of the witches when she was in 8th grade) but someone already beat me to it.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

CathyinMN said...

The sentiment you used is perfect for your halloween card -- way to think out of the box. I believe that reference is to Shakespear's (I know it's misspelled) Macbeth. I have to say I love a couple of the new release sets, but my favorite is the Scripture Sayings. Your java cup treats are cute, too. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Kathy said...

Amy, first I want to thank you for all your help with the DT. You are the best!!! I love your projects, you always seem to make the cutest things. So glad that we are on the team together and can't wait to meet you someday!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister

Kathy said...

Amy, first I want to thank you for all your help with the DT. You are the best!!! I love your projects, you always seem to make the cutest things. So glad that we are on the team together and can't wait to meet you someday!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister

Jenni said...

Thanks for all of your hard work tonight organizing the Ustream winners! I love your halloween card... it was so creative to use that sentiment for Halloween! Longtime follower and subscriber!
Hugs, Jenni

Patti B said...

Your projects are too cool. MacBeth is the Shakespear play.
I really like the sympathtic saying. Thanks for the hop.


scrappingmamma said...

Amy~ Your card and blog post is awesome! Your one amazing ladie and im so glad to have gotten to know you! your fabuloys if i havent ever told you that :-)
scrappingmamma {Deborah Ur DT SISTER}

The Craftin Mama said...

Hi Amy, Kristal told us to let you know what we won on the Ustream giveaway so here I am to tell you that I won a small scriptures stamp set and some bling. I emailed Kristal also but I know that she is very busy so just in case she misses it I'm letting you know. BTW...I love your blog and I am a follower, please stop by mine and do the same.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

My favorite stamp set ...well...there are two...actually three. The coffee and tea for you and me that you featured, I love the Halloween one, and love Splashtastic Summer. Kristal is amazing and so are you!
TFS...I love your coffee cup cool!
bootsandbling at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I LOVE your projects, Amy! Although, I had to do a double-take...I thought that was possibly a mermaid tail sticking out of the boiling cauldron! I thought, oohh, maybe I was a muse in a different you were getting rid of me! HAHA! Seriously though, as always your projects are just amazing and I am so proud to be your DT sister :)


Anonymous said...

Love em all but Scripture Sayings are my fav!

Cathy said...

I love your Halloween card. I am a follower already and i left a comment on FB. I participated on the ustream and the fave was the scripted words.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Cheri said...

I absolutely love the coffee favors! Such a super idea. Thanks for sharing.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Amy, I LOVE that Halloween card!! And it's perfect with that stamp!! Great idea on the K-cups!! My fav new set was "Winged Things" BUT I may change my mind to "Coffee & Tea For You & Me" :)
♥ Laura ♥

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Amy, Thanks for all your help tonight. I love your card and the favors a so cute!! I love all the new stamp sets but the Fall-O-Ween is soo cool!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I already "LIKE" you on FB

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Janice W. said...

Amy your Halloween card is FANTASTIC!!! So clever! I LOVE it!! Cute coffee favors too!

Sherry said...

I love the things you did with the coffee. What a very elegant way to give someone a cup of coffee.

Madison said...

Amy, you are so clever!! Love this as a Halloween card. You ROCKED it. TO answer your question, the Coffee and Tea Set that you used is my favorite from tonight:) I liked it so much I ordered it after the Ustream!! I didn't see it as a Halloween card!! TFS!

Jamie said...

Love your projects! Such a cute Halloween card. I love both of the new holiday sets. The play is Macbeth. I'm a new follower on here and FB.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your cards. I love the coffee stamp set.
Katsews at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Hi Amy,

What a fabulous job you did helping Kristal today. I was excited when I won on the Ustream. Im already a follower of your blog. I love the Fall-O-Ween Stamps. I love your card. It is spookatacular. And those java drinks are amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Im already a follower of your amazing FB Page.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

ShersL84bed said...

Love your projects, they turned out cute. My favorite set is the coffee tea for you and me because I can think of so many projects for this.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun and spooky, great java treats! My fav set is the scripture sayings! Fun hop!


Unknown said...

Great projects amy! my fav. stamp set changes every time a see a new card/project!

Letillia said...

I'm already a follower! And your card is so Cute I love it!! My favorite release is Scripture Sayings! TFS and the chance 2 win!!
letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

I'm a new follower! My fav is Scripture Sayings and Sympathetic sayings is second! Love your coffee gifts! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the Sympathy Saying set. I love the K-cup favors you made.

Yvette said...

My favorite stamp set so far is Coffee and Tea for you and Me

Yvette said...

The Shakespeare play you referred to is from Macbeth. I've heard it's bad luck to say it, I just hope it's not bad luck to write it.


p.s. I love the coffee cups

Doris P. said...

awesome coffee cups.. LOVE these sayings. my theme in kitchen is the coffee/tea look.. thinking this stamp set would be great in there!! my fav release is the verses.. much needed and wanted! MacBeth.. awesome saying - wasn't it also on the tv movie where the 3 witch sisters (ugh.. name of show is ?? but had jessica parker in it -years old..)were conchoting their potion before they sucked the life from the lil kiddos'.. that was the first thing tht came to mind.. LOL perfect and tfs :) Doris


Love the card!! The stamp set you used is my favourite from this release! My guess is Macbeth!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com


I am already a fan(or liked) your facebook page thanks for the extra chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

i love your halloween card, but this is my favorite holiday of all. I love those java cups how creative and pretty. great job as always. hugs

Anita Braddock said...

You did a Beautiful job and I love everything all the colors are great. gosh cant beileive that its allmost time for the holidays what a great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anita Braddock said...

forgot to say my favorite new stamp
is Winter.

stefeni said...

I love the winged things stamp set. You did an awesome job on the Halloween card.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

cema1cema said...

Love your card!! Halloween is my favorite!! Christina

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love your projects. I'm not a fan of coffee but these would be the prefect favors for a party or even as you said a crop night. Great job! The play is MacBeth. I'm already a follower. Thanks for making sure I had an invite to the party last night. TFS sharing your inspiration and talent.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Scrappin' Sista said...

I've liked your Facebook page.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Being the java junkie that I am (and your coffee favors look sooo inviting!) I love the new coffee stamps and who would have thought to use the BREWING for unpcoming halloween...the play is Shakespeare's Macbeth "when shall we three meet again? In thunder, lightning or in the rain?" I'm already a follower and love your creations! teelayoung at hotmail dot com

Tammy said...

You did a good job!!! I am excited for you to be on the DT!!!j :) Be so blessed!! OH---My favorite stamps of the new releases are Scriptures:) I liked you on facebook, and left a comment there---Youa re a blessing! bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

callyannc said...

Amy Amy Amy.... Love it! Love Halloween. Thw Fall o ween is my fav cuz I love Halloween and fall.
TFS CallyAnn

Amy said...

That Halloween card is sooo clever! I love it! You have the cutest projects :)Amy

Kris Dietz said...
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Kris Dietz said...

I love your projects! You always come up with terrific ideas for your stamps and projects. I love the Coffee & Tea For You & Me stamp set.

The witches are from MacBeth.

Been a follower for a while now.

Thanks for a chance to win and thanks for sharing your stamps and projects with us.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

S.Bayles said...

Great job... Love the cups and I would love to win another set of stamps. I love the Halloween ones and cannot wait to use them.

Unknown said...

very cute amy!! love it!! i so want that stamp set..


The Craftin Mama said...

I really like Winter Wishes!! Thanks for sharing. I am a follower.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

The Craftin Mama said...

I already "Like" your FB page.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Unknown said...

Amy I am so Glad You stayed on the dt! I love your work always. Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

Amy I am so Glad You stayed on the dt! I love your work always. Thanks for sharing

Anita Braddock said...

thank you so much for this fab. hop everybodys cards or projects are so very beautiful thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some great stamps

Unknown said...

Amy I have an award I want to share with you on my blog. Your Java cups are so cute with your pins! I love the brewing card too! I see all the things you do even if I don't comment, I love your blog and you are so creative, and I know you know how I feel about you:)) Hugs, Pam at

Kelly S said...

Your card is fantastic, Amy! I love how you used the stamp set for Halloween. And those little coffee favors are so sweet. Love them! The play you referred to was Macbeth.


Unknown said...

I love Splashtastic Summer and your card is wonderful! Gave me great inspiration. Macbeth is the play you referred to. I am a follower/stalker too.

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I LIKE you on FB and of course my fave stamp set...the coffee & tea... teelayoung at hotmail dot com

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the way you carried the front of your card onto the liner. Very nice. Love the Sympathy set. Thanks for participating in the hop.

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Claire Spielman said...

I think the coffee/tea set is great. It's also a fun idea to use those K-cups. I did something similar to that for my birthday. I cut down clear plastic drink cups 1/2 way, put in a spring cupcake liner, filled it with pastel m & m's, and made them look like flowers on a stick with leaves in a hot pink metal pot. These were used as party favors.

littlen said...

great card. tfs. i'm a long time follower. Play is MacBeth.

Squirlygirl said...

Great job Amy :) I love how you turned coffee into Halloween, fantastic :) I hope that empty nesting won't be too difficult for you this first week! I will be thinking of you lots.

Janis Lewis said...

Amy, I love this! Halloween projects are my most favorite to create. I love your cauldron with Kristal's sentiment stamps! So awesome! Janis - GCDTM sister

*****A Creative Journey with Melissa***** said...

Very cute creation! LOVE IT! TFS your amazing projects! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you aren't already at

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