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Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Cricky Holiday Wishes Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!
If you've hopped along from Ildi 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 this weekend, we have a FABULOUS SPECIAL for you to take advantage of for THIS WEEKEND ONLY (thru Sunday, November 20th):
Simply enter the code
cricky20 for 20% OFF 
your ENTIRE Stamp Purchase!!  Woot-woot!!

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For my project, I'm featuring the Winter Wishes Stamp Art Set...
I made this nifty little ornament/tag...  Of course, things never are what they first seem with me, are they???
I love this combination of stamps -- Frosty wishes, Snow kisses...  If I have to think about snow coming, I want to think of the snow as leaving sweet little kisses (not mountains of shoveling)...  hee hee...
When you pull the beads away from the "tag"....  It begins to open...
And as it fans out, it reveals... This amazing, adorable, pop-up, WOW that I learned from THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL (so super easy!!)...
How pretty would that be hanging on a tree or from a garland???  And what a FUN little addition to a present or gift bag!!
Not only did I use the Winter Wishes set for all of the phrases (including "for YOU"), but also for all those fun little itty-bitty snowflakes all over the paper!!  I love how CLEAR the stamped image is on these itty-bitty snowflakes -- even with the lighter stamp color, they look FANTASTIC!!  :)
And there you have it!!  Isn't that so much FUN???  I hope you'll make one (or many) too!!  For more details on the Winter Wishes Stamp Art Set or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes
K Andrew Designs

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!  I have a 6x6 Paper Pad and Mini Embellishment Pack for one LUCKY hopper tonight!!  Simply leave me a comment on this post answering this FUN question: "What are YOU most looking forward to this Holiday Season???"  I'm looking forward to spending Thanksgiving morning doing a 5k with my FABULOUS kiddos before we head to my parents' house for some YUMMY Turkey and cranberry sauce!! :)

Remember, I'm in a whole BUNCH of hops this weekend, so be sure to visit them all for MAXIMUM chances at LOTS of Blog Candy Goodness!! :)  Simply follow the links at the top of my blog for all the current candy chances (I'll update these throughout the weekend -- NINE chances in all!!)

And NOW, I'm THRILLED and HONORED to get to introduce you to our very first NEW Jr DT Member... Hop on over and welcome Amanda to our team (and then continue on to NINE more of our FABULOUS NEW Jr DT Members too).....

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



DebC said...

I love the ornaments especially the white and blue ones. I am looking forward to spending precious time with my family. I have lived away from them for several years and moved back so now time to catch up!
Deb c

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Amy! I love this! What a fabulous little surprise this "tag" is! Thanks so much for the link - I cannot wait to try this!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Indy's Designs said...

I'm looking forward to putting up the holiday decorations and tree!

Purplepatamus! said...

Beautiful! I look forward to spending time with my family!

Charlotte said...

Amy, I love everything about this project. It is like a little magic trick. I will be watching the video tutorial.
The way you used the snowflakes is adorable and I love that you did it in two shadesof blue. All of the inking and the wonderful sentiments makes this theperfect package. LOVE IT!!

Unknown said...

Amy Amy Amy!!! How do you do it girl? You are simply amazing. You do all this behind the scene work and then you rock out these stellar projects. This is just amazing. I am in awe of you girl!
big hugs

Lisa said...

Are you kidding me???? OMG, this is the most amazing project - how in the world do you come up with something so fabulous for every single hop you are in?? I must know how to make this, so drop everything, tell your visiting kiddos mom is busy and put together a tutorial for me!!! Just kidding...(sort of ;) This project is beyond SF, it is just spectacular my sweet friend!!! Love, love, love it!!

Lisa :)
Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

Shawn Mosch said...

That's it . . . I am coming to YOUR HOUSE so we can craft together! I used to think I was creative, but you take the cake girl! I NEED to make one of those!!!!

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

WOW! This is awesome! You amaze me!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDTM

Nitasha said...

These ornaments are awesome! I'm looking forward to spending time with my extended family this holiday season!


Amy Amy Amy how did I know that it wasn't just a simple little Christmas Ordiment? This is amazing great job. Really Can't wait for my set to arrive, love the way you made the background paper!!
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Amanda said...

Amy... AMAZING! I would loove to make one or even ten of these!!! How did you do it? I am amazed by this project!! Love it! And thank you soo much for the intro! I cant wait to get to know each and every one of you ! I'm looking forward to being with my wonderful family and getting to be part of my new nephews first Christmas :)

Getting Cricky JrDT

The Craftin Mama said...

I have to agree with everyone above,YOU ROCK!!! I have to craft with you some day and I need to know how you made this!! Like Lisa said, we need a video tutorial...PLEASE!! XOXOXO
Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is such a super idea! Love it! I am looking forward to spending time with my kids!

Larelyn said...

Oh my, that is just the cleverest ornament ever!! I just received my stamps and am discovering all sorts of word/phrase combinations. Thanks for being so helpful and supportive to the new DT members.
Holiday Hugs,
Larelyn (who is looking forward to a new holiday tradition of spending Christmas at my daughter's)

Letillia said...

OMGoodnes Amy this is AMAZING!! You are one talented Lady! TFS!!

Letillia, Getting Cricky JrDTM

Tonya said...

WoW! Best ornament I've ever seen. Great job!

smyiow said...

You out did yourself again my crafty friend! Love the ornaments!! I think I am looking forward to some quite time with the hubby. I am really hoping that wish comes true!!

Laura (tweetyb) said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for giving us the link to try this at home!! LOL! :) I will def be making some of these!
♥ Laura ♥

Bunnyfreak said...

Cool ornament. I am looking forward to spending time with my hubby watching football.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Amy your project is amazing!! Im glad to be in this great Dt.


Getting Cricky JDT
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Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I made one of these the other day and they are soo fun. I'm looking forward to special moments with my hubby and kids decorating the tree, reading stories, etc...

mamawcindy said...

Love your Tag/Ornament. I made some of these this past year and gave them to my Nieces for their Birthday's. They Loved them. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said...

OMG Love Love Love this, will have to scraplift this!!! SOOOOOO Cool!! Thanks for the Inspiration!! Cheers Jennie Jnr DTM

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

wow just beautiful. can't wait to try this one.

Creative Diva said...

OMG! These ornaments are truly amazing. I am most looking forward to spending quality time with my hubby as we both will be on vacation. But I also do plan to look into a possible 5K too. Already a follower.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

That is totally amazing! I'm going to watch that how to video now! Awesome project!! Family time... that's what I'm looking forward to! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

Wow Amy! This is fabulous! Now that is some paper crafting going on there! What a fun project, TFS!

I am most looking forward to our yearly tradition of the family sitting together to watch A Christmas Story. (Not for 24 hours though..just once! lol)

Have a great weekend!


Sherry said...

OMG,that is so amazing. I love it. I'd love to see a tutorial.
Thanks for sharing.

ellen s. said...

oh now that is Clever! and pretty!

Sandy said...

Lovely ornament! Great job! I'm looking forward to spending time with my family!

Anita Braddock said...

How beautiful Love Love the Ornament/ Tag Its Awesome. cant wait to try it. love the Snowflaks.
thanks for sharing your great work.
Jr. DT

Anonymous said...

I'm absolutely in AWE over that star ornament!!!! Thank you for the vid-tut! I am so looking forward to spending the holidays w/ my DD as she is hosting Christmas dinner this year! I am excited for her. ChelleBee

Linda Therrien said...

wow Amy, your ornament is amazing. I will have to try and make one of these - perfect for co-workers :)

What I am looking forward to this holiday season is to open a Sillouette cameo on Christmas morning :)

Jr. DT. Member

Lynda said...

Amy this is fabulous!!! I love the element of surprise as it opens up! What an awesome idea! Great job!

I am looking forward to spending time with family and friends this holiday season and getting some baking done :)!

~Big Hugs
Getting Cricky JrDT Member/Sister

girlia said...

I have one of these on my list to make. Great job Amy!

scrappinC said...

What an amazing ornament. Love the frosty blue color you used and the sentiment is wonderful.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Wow!!! Amy, an explosion ornament! You blow my mind. You are so creative my dear friend. This is just beautiful and so much fun.

Hugs, Pam at

Samantha J Designs said...

Beautiful ornament!!! Love it! tfs :-)

-Samantha :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @

Cheri said...

This is absolutely stunningly beautiful Amy. WOW! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

CathyinMN said...

Wow! I love your surprise ornament tag! Great job on it! I'm most looking forward to having a few days off work so I can relax a bit with my family.

JoAnn V. ( said...

Your ornament is fabulous! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Junior GCDT

Patti Ross said...

Oh Amy...I'm sitting here in awe. These are so darn cute, I just have to try one.. I'm also looking at all the blog hops you are in and I am just amazed. Each project is a quality do you do it with all you do??? My goodness, Girl...I want to be like you when I grow up...:) This holiday season I am trying to keep a thankful heart and not get caught up in the commercialism of it all...

Patti Ross
Getting Cricky JR DT Member

Liz said...

wow you sneaky little vixen, that is stupendous!!!

Scrappin' Sista said...

This is amazing!!! I love your creations. You did a great job. It's cool to get such a surprise from what appears to be a simple ornament. Glad to be a part of the team with you. Sister hugs!!!


Debbie said...

wow Amy you are so amazing with all your creations I just love this its so neat to see how it opens at the end of it, love all those little flakes you stamp all over too I just got this set and I am loving it so Happy to be on this team with you! hugs Debbie
PS now I have to go watch this video ane learn this folding lol

callyannc said...

This ornament so very pretty! Love the tag and beads! TFS CallyAnn
Looking forward to lots of baking!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I think I am most looking forward to school vacation so we can all hang out, decorate cookies, watch Christmas movies, sip hot chocolate...decorate! I can hardly wait!

Sugarlips said...

That is soooo awesome! I didn't expect it to open like that. You could even stick pictures in it. Great job.


ShersL84bed said...

I can't wait to give this a try, love the colors you picked.

We just celebrated Thanksgiving with my husbands dad and family, so for Christmas I am looking forward to celebrating with my mom and family.

Smiles Sher

Joann Hill said...

I love all of these blog sites. I am a new follower and The one thing I want most for the holidays is for my husband to be able to see his parents! It'sbeen along time and I am hoping to get him there for christmas! Thanksforsharing allyou beautiful ideas!!

Carla said...

That is so cool!! Thanks so much for sharing your tag/ornament. I really love how it opens up to that cool start like shape. or
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