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Friday, November 4, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this SPECIAL Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop and Ustream event!!  Each of us would like to welcome the NEW Design Team Members announced on tonight's Ustream -- We hope you got to join us for the BIG announcement!!  To celebrate, we'd like to show you some ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

The LIVE Ustream Event is scheduled for 6pm Pacific, 7pm Mountain, 8pm Central, and 9pm Eastern (5pm if you're in Alaska, 2am Sat. in Germany, 9am Sat. in Western Australia, and 11am Sat. in Queensland... Whew, I hope that covers everyone who has asked me!!)... If you're hopping here during the Ustream time, please be sure to pop over and join the excitement here: Getting Cricky Ustream Channel -- If you've missed the Ustream event (GASP!), you can still visit the link to see the recorded version... We wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the FUN!!

If you've hopped along from our fearless leader, Kristal, 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 before moving on!!)...

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 specials for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, November 6th):
purchase $25 receive a FREE Mini Stamp Set!!
purchase $45 receive a FREE Full Size Stamp Set (a random set will be included with your order)!! 
postagevalue for FREE SHIPPING!!
fallblessings for 25% OFF Fall-O-Ween!!

Kristal's newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For more details or to make one of these sets YOURS, please click on the previews under each of my projects...  I have four projects to share with you...  If you are already a regular visitor of mine, then you may have seen at least one of these before -- These are four of my most favorite recent projects...

First, I absolutely LOVE the Winter Wishes Stamp Set...  There are so many nifty mix and match sentiments perfect for MORE than just the snowy, cold season we are about to find ourselves in!!  :)
Isn't that just SNOW much FUN???  Hee hee...  This circle card features my new favorite Darice embossing folder (for the snowman), the Cuttlebug snowflake folder, silver stickles, AC Glitter Chipboard, and my very-most-favorite Crinkle Ribbon from 3 Girl JAM (great quality ribbon at EXCELLENT prices!!  Please check it out!!)...  For more details on my card, please CLICK HERE...

Winter Wishes benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Second, I have a fun card that I created with the Fall-O-Ween Stamp Set...  I love that this set can be used for Fall AND Halloween projects (and even some NON-Fall or -Halloween projects too!)!  I've really enjoyed creating so many pumpkin projects with this set...

This square card measures 5.5"x5.5"...  The pumpkin was created by piecing three large ovals together after crumpling them and inking them with walnut distress stain...  The faux stitching is done with a pen, and I created the twisties by wrapping the paper tightly around a pencil.  My "Happy Fall" tag is tied on with a length of raffia...  For more details on this card (and links to the fall pumpkin challenge), please CLICK HERE...

Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Next, I have an Ovarian Cancer Awareness card and pin...  I used the Owly Hoo Stamp Set -- This is a very versatile set with plenty of mix and match sentiments that can be used on cards with or without our favorite winged friends. :)
The rosette on this card is actually a removable pin...  I made this card for someone recently diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer to remind her that she is not alone and will be thought of throughout this difficult season.  For more details on this card or to read more about the signs of Ovarian Cancer, please CLICK HERE...

Owly Hoo

And finally, I have one of my favorite "transformer" explosion boxes to date!!  Check it out...  It's a TREASURE CHEST!! :)
And when you open it, it does this.....
Isn't that sentiment so much FUN???  I can see myself using the Pirate set for LOTS of NEAT projects!!  :)  For more details and pictures on my Treasure Chest Explosion Box, please CLICK HERE...

Pirate Tales & Fish Scales

Okie-dokie...  That's what I've got to share with ya tonight!! :)  I hope you've enjoyed my four projects featuring four of my favorite Stamp Sets!!

Now, before you go, I do have a bit of Blog Candy (a 6x6 paper pad and a few other goodies!!) for one lucky winner who leaves a comment on this post answering this FUN question:
"What project have YOU created in the last few weeks that you are over the moon happy about???" 
(mine is the Treasure Chest!!)...  
Be sure to leave a way for me to reach you in case you are the WINNER!!  :)  Want extra chances?

  • Leave a comment on my Facebook page (CLICK HERE) for an extra chance...  
  • Visit my CM site (START BROWSING HERE) and let me know which product you'd like to see me feature in a post later this month...  ***I'm giving away the NEW Exclusive Creative Memories 'Tis The Season Cricut Cartridge too -- For details, CLICK HERE!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: My Scrappin' Mamma Friend... Deb!! ...



Shawn Mosch said...

I love the brown and teal color combination

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Tonya said...

Wow Amy you've been busy creating some amazing projects.

I pretty happy with all the layouts I've been able to accomplish lately.


CathyinMN said...

Cute projects. I love your treasure chest explosion box! How fun! My favorite projects I created recently were some fall accordion-style birthday cards. Thanks for a chance to win.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, your projects are amazing, especially that treasure chest. I would have to say my most favorite project recently is a stand up card I made for Halloween. TFS.

rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

Tanya said...

Great projects! Not sure I've made anything recently that I'm over the moon about. I made an altered letter that turned out kinda neat.

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Great Job tonight Amy!!

Your DT Sister

- said...

All your projects look awesome.
I think my favorite one so far was the altered treat box, I made for Halloween.


Sugarlips said...

Such awesome projects!!! I really like the snowman card.

I created a quilled card the other day and there is just something about it that I really like.


Cheri said...

Great projects Amy. The box is great and so are the cards. TFS

Miranda said...

Great Projects! I would have to say the last minute goody bags I made for my grandson's class for Halloween! Have a great weekend!

Tracy said...

Amazing projects! My favorite project that I have recently done is a fall lantern that I made.

owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

Amy, YOur projects tonight are beyond awesome!!! I have not made anything that would compare to your treasure chest. But I did make a pumpkin shaker card that I really thought was super cute.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Wonderful inspiring projects!! I have just completed a purse card holder for my daughters teacher cheers jendewar at

Creative Diva said...

I totally love your Treasure Chest. That is amazing. My favorite project I made this week is a Rosette Christmas Ornament that I never have made before till now. Already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win. Heading over to your FB page to leave a comment.

creatiediva98 at gmail dot com

OmaGloria said...

I have made a couple of shaker cards that I am addicted to right now.

Are you gonna give everyone a tutorial on you chest??? I know everyone would LOVE it.

Amanda said...

Wow tons of projects ! Love them all but i'm all about the christmas one right now :) Although the treasure chest is amazing! My favorite project of mine so far is the recipe boxes i have been making.. they are fun and will come in kinda handy :)

Amanda said...

OHHH and I think you should deffinitly feature
Holidazzle Paper and Photo Mat Pack

I love the papers in that pack!!

Janis said...

All of your projects are so good! Love the crinkly pumpkin and the treasure chest. :) Janis

Indy said...

Thanks for sharing so many great projects!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The Captain Jack Sparrow fan in me loves the Treasure Chest explosion box you created. The project I'm likin' I created is my Autumn Thanks card with the Turkey and of course my hubby's 2011 Halloween Captain Jack Sparrow pumpkin.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sarah said...

Great projects Amy! I think my favorite project I've done lately is the Belated Birthday circle card I made as your Guest Designer. Lots of work, but I loved how it turned out.

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

WOWzerS Amy~ these are all such Fab projects! Your so talented my friend. Thank-you love for sharing

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Amy! Your explosion boxes amaze me and your cards are delightful. I am so excited to be on the Jr design team and work with you!!!

Happyscrapin said...

Amy, you have been busy! All your projects are great especially the treasure chest. My favorite project is the one I am currently working on, it is a recipe book for my kids. I really like the way it is turning out.

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your projects are so super sweet! My turkey in a bag is a project I am over the moon about!

Leanne said...

Lovely projects. I'm over the moon about the fact that for the first time ever I finished making my x-mas cards for family & even mailed them.

Judy said...

Wow! I love all your projects:)


Wow you've been a busy bee!!Love how you match dark colours with very vibrant colours, makes them really pop!! Great job as usual!!

Patti Ross said...

Oh My Amy - you are just amazing! All your projects just leave me speechless...the attention to detail you incorporate in every project is so apparent...a true professional.

Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Patti Ross

Lisa said...

All of your projects are fabulous, as always, Amy! That treasure chest is so creative and awesome! I'm always inspired visiting you my friend!! :D

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

Angiebug said...

Amy, all your projects are wonderful. Amazing job on the explosion box. I created a shaker card for halloween & decided to keep it for myself & had to make some frankstein cards to mail out for halloween. tfs & chance to win.
angiehbug at yahoo dot com

ellen s. said...

that pumpkin card is too cute! I just created a frame that I love love with some cool flowers. I never make my own flowers so that is big for me! LOL!

Jennie Garcia said...

I love that treasure chest!! Awesome!! I love your color combos!! That brown with turquoise looks so elegant!! Cool projects!! I am in the process of making a small wall hanging and I already love it because is my first time using mists :D
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

littlen said...

great projects. tfs. i'm such a procrastinator that i was glad to get all my halloween cards made by halloween. i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Lynda said...

I LOVE your projects! Your card that you made for your friend who was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer is absolutely beautiful! Loved your treasure chest!

My favorite card that I have made recently was for a friend who celebrates her birthday on Halloween! I used the Fall-O-Ween set along with a couple other K.Andrews sets and made the perfect and cute ghostly card! I loved it!

Thanks for sharing!

Big Hugs,


Scrappin' Sista said...

Oh Amy!!! I simply love ALL your projects. They are AMAZING! I always look forward to your creations. TFS and yes...I'm a stalker.


CraftyJAR said...

Wow! You have been very busy. All your projects are beautiful. Glad I finally have the chance to stop by to take a look.

Lori's Crafty Spot said...

Those are stunning! You should do The Happy Fall card later, love that one.


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