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Friday, October 21, 2011

Getting Cricky "So Thank-Fall" Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "So Thank-Fall" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Letillia from Diva of 5, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Becka 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, Adopt a Classroom, 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:

To say "THANK YOU" for hopping along with us today, we have TWO coupon code specials for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, October 23rd):
fallblessings for 25% off the Fall-O-Ween set
shipitfree for FREE SHIPPING!!

Kristal's newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For more details or to make one these sets YOURS, please click on the preview:

Crafty Friends (LARGE SHEET)

Owly-Hoo (LARGE SHEET--mix and match shown with combinations)

Pirate Party! LARGE SHEET (Faces included--but separate so you can use other face stamps)

Pirate Tales & Fish Scales (LARGE SHEET)

For my project, I'm featuring the Fall-O-Ween set!! :)
Since the theme of today's hop is "Thank-fall" (or thankful, if you prefer), I decided to make a card for a friend...  I haven't had electricity for the last 32 hours, so I had to improvise with the tools that I could use (YAY for punches, trimmers, stamps, and ribbon!!)...  I started with an A2 card base (4.25" x 5.5")...  I embossed a 4"x5.25" piece of ivory cardstock with a Darice embossing folder (called "Thankful") and added a little chocolate chip ink to really bring out the embossing.  I created the "Thankful" ticket tag by cutting a rectangle first and then punching the corners with a circle punch to make it look like a ticket. 
 The "for you friend" circle tag was punched using a 1.25" circle and a 1.5" circle...  I added some orange 3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon (LOVE this ribbon!!  Be sure to check it out!!), some punched leaves, and two of my handmade stick pins....
Check out all the other FUN Mix-N-Match sentiments you can create with this set.....

Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"
I realize that the title "Fall-O-Ween" might make you think that you can only use this set for Fall or Halloween cards, but it's really GREAT how many NON-Fall and Halloween projects you can use this set for, so be sure to add this stamp set to your collection while it's ON SALE this weekend!!  Here's an example of a card I made earlier this week with this set:
A Gift Card Holder sure to DELIGHT!! (CLICK HERE for more details)
No Halloween or Fall there!! :)  Just BIRTHDAY excitement!!

Of course, this set is IDEAL for all kinds of FUN Halloween and Fall projects...  I invite you to take a look at all the recent projects I've made featuring this really AWESOME stamp set!!  It's been one of my favorites these last several weeks...
From decorations and favors (CLICK HERE for more details)
To cool UP-cycled projects (CLICK HERE for more details)
And nifty cards with secret SURPRISES!! (CLICK HERE for more details)
..... FUN cards with NEAT techniques (CLICK HERE for more details)

"Transformer" Boxes that EXPLODE" with FUN... (CLICK HERE for more details)
Yes...  I'd say this is one FUN stamp set!!  To make it YOURS, be sure to visit K Andrew Designs (and tell her Amy sent ya!!)...  Thank you for checking out my project!!  Now...

I have a little blog candy for you!!  I will be sending a pack of 6x6 paper and embellishments 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 are YOU "Thank-fall" about today? (for me, it's having electric after 32 hours without it -- and also for my really wonderful parents)!!)"!!
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 to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Janice ......

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



ScrappyKsue said...

Already a follower. I love your projects! I am very thankful for my family!

The Craftin Mama said...

Awesome job Amy on all of your projects!!
Happy Craftin :)

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Karen said...

Pretty card! Love the embossing and your stick pins! I'm thankful for my wonderful family! :)



Love all the projects that you have made using this one set, thanks for showing that you can use it to create everyday cards or projects!! I am thank-fall for my daughter and finally getting sole custody of her!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

My goodness, I want to comment on all your projects! Thank you for showing all the different ways the stamps can be used. You really did an outstanding job on all of the projects, and not having power for the first one, Wow!! TFS! Oh, I'm already a follower!

Today I am thankful I have a computer! lol! ;)


Tami B. said...

OK, you have elevated yourself from Wonder Woman to Super Woman for your supernatural creative powers. Anyone that can come up with something this pretty under the stress of not having any electricity for more than a day has earned her "cape". Great job!

Amanda said...

You have wonderful projects! I am already a follower and I love seeing all of your projects! Great job!!

Caprice said...

I love the embossing and the stamps you used. You really made such a beautiful card.

Lisa said...

Good grief, you are amazing!! Even without power, you make fabulous projects, Amy!! What a gorgeous card...and I am so going to scraplift that technique of punching the corners of the rectangle to make it look like a ticket! Every single one of your projects is so beautiful and creative and you always, always blow me away with your talent!! I am thankful to be your DT sister, my sweet friend!! :D

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

Nitasha said...

Totally awesome projects! I especially love your Halloween projects!
Today, I am thankful for the weekend...TGIF!!!

Sherry said...

I think you did an amazing job on your card. It is absolutely gorgeous. I've been playing with my punches a lot lately and it's been like a blast from the past.
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing. I am thankful for God watching over my family and keeping us safe and healthy for one more day. You never know what may happen tomorrow.
saraebottomlee at aol dot com

scrappingmamma said...

Amy~ What Falltastic :-) projects. I love them all your so very talented! Thanks for sharing
GCDT { Scrappingmamma }

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Amy all your project look AMAZING!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the embossing folder...and wow I don't want to clog up your page but all of the projects are amazing :) So thankful for everything today!

Anita Braddock said...

wow what beautiful projects you have done. love everything about your work thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
iam thankfall for my family who have been their for me always.
iam your follower and i would love it if you would go to my blog and followe me to. thanks

callyannc said...

Amy your card is beautiful! Of course I love your stuff all the time! I am thankful for my sweet kids! TFS callyAnn(follower)

Cheri said...

I am a follower and I love the simple elegance of this card. I have this stamp set and really like the way you used it. TFS.

Tonya said...

I'm thankful for my parents taking my daughter tonight. It's so nice to have a night off.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great embossing folder! Great details with the stick pins! I am thankful for my kiddos!

Tammy said...

You do such a super job! Thanks so much for allowing me to glean from you:). Be blessed....................beyond measure

Jen L said...

I dont know what card I like the most Im torn between the harvest card and the thanksgiving . You also shared how to use the stamps all year. Im thankful for my health today. Its been a good day for me and I got to do more then I have in weeks.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Especially like the stick pins you used. I'm thank-fall for electricity back on also. Lost power yesterday during day since our neighborhood is an older neighborhood & the power company is replacing the power generators in the neighborhood.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

scrappin2babygirls said...

wow love all your projects specially your poison bottle. im thank-fall for my family & friends (especially thank-fall that my 2 baby girls a healthy) :) im a follower.
babyblueangel_30 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Im thankful for my mom who takes my little ones so I can get some rest and much needed crafty time.
Hope you have a great weekend! love your projects! your pins are beautiful and loving all your embellishments!

Unknown said...

Amy! Would you send me some of your energy and talent. I am sure you have enough to spare! Where do you find the time? I love this girl. All the projects are amazing. I also love that you showed the versatility of the stamps. You rocked the projects girl as always!

Patti Ross said...

WOW. And, now I'm speechless. LOL
These are all amazing projects and I am just over inspired. I've been a follower for awhile and just love visiting and tapping into your creativeness.

I'm thankful today for just being
'me'. For everything that has come before and for everything yet to come - because it all has made me who I am and given me the amazing friends and family I have.

Thank you for the reminder!!!

Patti Ross

Shawn Mosch said...

WOW! I love them all!

I am thankful for my family and my wonderful blogger buddies like YOU!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
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Unknown said...

Love your ideas are one talented lady. I am so thankful for my family of course, but friends that like me for who I am, not who they want me to be.
Brenda LMDT-Member
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

joydee1963 said...

I love all your projects .I am a follower.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

scrappinC said...

OMG! All your projects are fabulous. You are so creative.

Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Letillia said...

Awesome Projects Amy, I always love your creations!

Edwina said...

I love all your projects! You always do a great job! That Fall card is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I am very Thankful for my family, friends and God most of all. I am a follower of your blog. Edwina Brown

littlen said...

great projects. tfs. i'm a long time follower. i'm thankful for my beautiful grandchildren.

Ashley Nicole said...

I can't tell you how much I love seeing all your fabulous projects. I love them all and love everything about them. I'm thankful for my fiance today as he knows exactly what to do to cheer me up.
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I am a new follower.
Your projects are all fabulous, especially like your cards...
I am thankful for my family, and their love.

CathyinMN said...

Cute projects with this stamp set. I am very thankful for so many things -- mostly for God's love and forgiveness and my family, but so much more there isn't room or time to tell. Thanks for the chance to win.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Janet said...

Amy you are one very busy ladie Your creations are gorgeous enve without electricity. WOW
Hugs Janet

Kris Dietz said...

Your card is beautiful! Would never have guessed you did it without electricity. Love all the other projects you posted as well. This is a very versatile stamp set. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

K Clark said...

wow - great hop... I am a follower - tfs <3 leokc34 at gmail dot com

smyiow said...

Great job Amy! You NEVER disappoint! Today and always I am thank-fall for my husband and my friends!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Hey there I am a new follower and I love your projects...So many awesome and awing and oooing lol....anyhow..I am greatful for my organ donation. My son is 23 months old, and just recieved a liver on feb 17 2011

lindaplus3 said...

I am already a follower.... love your layouts .... I am soooooooo thankful for my family and life :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

marg0006 said...

I am thankful my computer decided to work. I'm really eager to win one of these sets since I don't own any.

Charlotte said...

Amy, Your "Electricty-Free" project is just lovely. Sorry you have been without electricity for so long. I always love your projects. I am a follower.
I have so much to be thankful for. My parents are in their 80's and still alive and well. I have great friends, a wonderful job. And most of all a God who sacrificed his son for me. I am very blessed!

Jamie said...

I love your work as usual. I always think you do the most awesome projects. Been a follower and will stay one AND I'm on hops with you. :)
I am thankful for good health overall. 9 years of being diagnosed with MS, had it about 11 total and while I have some progression I'm thankful for what I am able to do overall. :)

Sherrie K. said...

These are amazing projects Amy!! Once again, sooo much inspiration! I love all your creativity and always curipus to see your next project! You rock girl!!

I am most thankful for my wonderful family and friends!
Sherrie K

Tammy said...

I am thank-fall for my Lord----and how He comfort SHIELDS and guides my family and I. :) Be blessed..........................beyond measure bartlettpair4atmsndotcom

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