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Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting Cricky "U R SO SWEET" Blog Hop -- Nuts about YOU!! :)

Welcome to the "U R SO SWEET" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- All week long, the Design Team has been featuring many of Kristal's stamp sets in anticipation of the hop...  If you've missed out on any of the week, be sure to check out our previous posts for MORE THAN 100 CREATIVE IDEAS and PROJECTS using Kristal's stamps as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!! 

If you've hopped along from Lisa 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!!)...

I'm super excited to share my project with you tonight because this is how I feel when I think about YOU!!
I'm TOTALLY nuts about you!! :) tee hee...  I mean, I really, really, really, really, really am!!  :)  Without you, I wouldn't lay awake at night thinking what I could make to share with you...  You are really fantastic, and I think you should know!! :)
I'm also nuts about this adorable little squirrel that can be found on the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge...  Who wouldn't smile upon seeing this sweet little guy???  I attached him with one of my homemade wiggle wires (YES, I had plenty of requests for a wiggle wire tutorial, so it's coming next week....) so he just bounces to and fro....  I did add the little hands so he could hold the heart in front of him...
I started with a canister of some of our favorite Emerald nuts (peanut butter chocolate)...  These things are crazy good...  Almost as good as the Emerald almonds dusted with cocoa powder...  YUM.  The-Girl-Child always loved having some of these in her lunch...  And, yes, I still make sure she has a stash of these while she's away at college. :)
I wrapped the canister with three layers of cardstock -- a 2.5" wide strip of red, a 2" wide strip of pink, and a 1/5" strip of ivory (embossed with the Sizzix hearts and vines embossing folder)...  There's a peek at my wiggle wire too -- Bet you can figure out how to make these even without my help!! :)
For some extra fun, I attached the letters with wiggle wires too...  Those wires just add a wee bit more excitement to any project!! :)
The wiggle wires also allow me to twist the letters in any direction I need to -- so I could make them look a little, um...  nutty!! :)  Unfortunately, I cannot remember which cartridge these letters came from...  If you know, leave it in the comments and I'll send you something special if you're the first (and you're right)...
And finally...  The sentiment "about you"...  Of course, this can be found on the Owly Hoo Stamp Art Sentiment Set...  This is the set I've been featuring all week long (it's awesome for your owly and not-so-owly projects!!)...  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview below:
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K Andrew Designs

 PLUS...  When you purchase $25 or more, you qualify to get the Mini Heart Bonus Set for FREE!!

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Before you hop away...  I DO have a bit of Blog Candy for one lucky winner!!  I will be giving away a RANDOM set of K Andrew Stamps as well as some of my favorite ribbon used during the Pre-Hop Preview Week!!  To be eligible to WIN, you will need to leave a comment letting me know WHICH RIBBON WAS YOUR FAVORITE FROM THE WEEK (sorry, today's doesn't count!)...  If you need a refresher OR if you missed the Pre-Hop Preview, CLICK HERE and check them all out!!  :)

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

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Didja know?

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:

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...

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Amanda said...

That is way to cute! :) I love it! TYFS!!!

Getting Cricky JrDt - Sister

Unknown said...

haha this is fabulous! Love how you made it pop off there. Super fabulous my friend.
Lots of love
Heather Getting Cricky Jr DT sister

Lisa said...

I am "nuts" about this, Amy!! You are so stinkin creative my friend!! I love the wiggle wires!! And I love saying "wiggle wires"!! Hummm, what cart did you use for the letters...I'm guessing...Ashlyn's Alphabet! (I don't know why...I don't have it and haven't seen the letters) Another fabulous project, as always!! (No pressure!!) :)

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

CathyinMN said...

Love your project! It's so cute! Love how you used the wiggles a lot too. Great Valentine's gift for the nut lover -- gift and card all in one! (I think the letters may have been from the Mickey Font cartridge -- at least they remind me of that font.) Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower and also subscribe to your posts via email.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Debbie said...

Amy wow this is the most cutest thing I have seen I just love him, and I can't wait to see how you do those little wires twist I think I might have a idea about them hugs my friend Debbie and again thanks for all you do for us,
Debbie Getting Cricky Jr DT


Amy this is so super cute!! And Yummy peanut butter and chocolate is my favourite flavour combo!!I wouldn't even have a clue as to which cartridge you used for the letters!! Can't wait to see how you make those wobbles!!

Shawnee said...

I love your squirrel. This is too cute. TFS!

Anonymous said...

I'm nuts about your project, lol. You did a great job! I love squirrels! I liked you on Facebook and I am already a follower.

Charlotte said...

Finally able to comment. Amy, this is just sooooooooo much fun!! First of all it makes me hungry. The little critter is so cute holding the little heat. But I have to admit, I am all about the wiggle wires. So Cute! I would expect no less from you. Your projects are always fabulous!!

JaniceA said...

This is so cute, I might have to scraplift this for my hubby! Thank you!
modjjjash at yahoo dot com

CathyinMN said...

I'm so sorry -- I forgot to say which is my favorite ribbon in my previous post -- it's the rainbow colored ribbon from Monday's (I think it was Monday) post. Love the bright colors in that ribbon.

SHartl said...

Wow...your project is adorable! LOVE that little squirrel and the way you put it together is so cute. The ribbon that I liked the most is that lime green one with the dots (from Thursday). Love it

SHartl said...

I liked Love to Crop on FB !

SHartl said...

I am following your blog!

The Craftin Mama said...

I sooooooooooooo totally love this!! It is way to cute!! I love the whole container of nuts thing!!

Ildi your DT sister

SHartl said...

Following on Networked blogs too!

SHartl said...

Email subscriber!

Unknown said...

I really like the green ribbon that you put on the happy bird day card.

Karenladd said...

Oh, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! The sweet face on that squirrel just has me smiling from ear to ear!
I really like the polka dotted ribbon on the fairy card.

Karenladd said...

I follow you on Google

Karenladd said...

I also follow you on Networked Blogs

Karenladd said...

I am an email subscriber

Karenladd said...

I liked Love to Crop on FB as Karen Azeka Ladd

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness - I think it was the green ribbon with the sparkly edges! It was very close, with that one and the polka dot green ribbon... but the sparkle won me over! Very cute project, too.

Sarah said...

Great idea!
I think the tie-dye ribbon from Monday is my favorite ribbon!

Larelyn said...

Oh MY!!! This is just the cutest idea. I hope you don't mind if I lift it --- please, please? Love, love, love it.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper Cute. Love the colors and the fact that you made them pop out very cool Idea.Love the Sentiment what a great job. thanks for sharing
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sister

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. What a cute little squirrel. TFS.

Cheri said...

This is fabulous - AS USUAL! I think I need to find that embossing folder as I've been looking for a heart one to "fall in love" with and haven't yet. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for showing your wiggle wire and making a tutorial. I wanted to learn how to make it.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT Sister

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

A nutty project is a good project. Not fond of squirrels though. I'm a follower.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I already have subscribed to your email.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Amy this is adorable! I love your wiggle wires:)) You are so creative!
Hugs, Pam

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet! Great fun color!

marg0006 said...

Great idea. Thanks for the hop.

Lady Fair said...

Cute little squirrel, love the pink paper and the little hands you added, very clever. My favorite ribbon was the paper ribbon you made, it just matched your little box so perfectly.


Hattie said...

Super cute card! Love the wiggles and dimensions. BTW - I signed up via email.

Hattie said...

SOO cute! LOVE the wiggles.

For the ribbon question -- I like the polka a dot ribbon! That is so fun.

Miranda said...

Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Amy your project is amazing!! Well of them were very nice. My favorite ribbons are day 1 and day 5.

Veronica Getting Cricky JrDT Sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Super cute and fun idea! Love your squirrel! I am guessing the font was from Life's a beach or Mickey font..wild guess!
Have a great wknd:)

Sherrie K

Jana said...

Amy this is about the cutest gift idea I've seen in a long time. My husband eats nuts like a crazy person when he's on his low carb diet. I think I will make him one of these for Valentine's day. Thanks for the inspiration and all you do for the Getting Cricky DT.

Lynda said...

Your project is just too cute Amy! I love it! I have 2 favorite ribbons that you used this week! My first is the polka dot ribbon that you used on your Day 5 preview post! My 2nd is the kisses ribbon that you made for your cute little treat boxes on Day 3 of preview! Great projects this week!!! You are so very talented!!!

GCDT Sister

scrappinC said...

Way to cute!!!! Love the colors you used for the squirrel. He is so adorable. Love the wiggle wire.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

ShersL84bed said...

I love that you use out of the ordinary and fun colors for the animals. I am such a plain jane that I never think to do that. lol All my animals with fur are either brown or black. lol
My favorite ribbon is the green ribbon with the glittered edges.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed at aol dot com

mbchoj said...

I love this squirrel! Your project is too cute. I really liked your homespun ribbon .
mbchoj at aol dot com

sally said...

Love the nutty squirrel! Sally

Lynn B. said...

I like the tie dye ribbon from the giraffe card. Your project was cute, too!

girlia said...

Love it

Jenscrapstoo said...

I'm Nuts about this card, so cute :)
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky Jnr DTM sister

Just A Pac Rat said...

This is super cute! My husband loves dry roasted peanuts, so I will have to case this idea. TFS!

I already follow you, plus like you on facebook, plus get your e-mails, plus net worked, plus anything and anyway I can to know when you post, LOL! You provide soooo much inspiration for me and seem like a super creatively nice person. It is a pleasure to read your posts. Thanks!!!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Opps, forgot to tell you the polka dot ribbon is my favorite. Gotta love your dots and gingham, LOL!

Sherri said...

that is a darling idea! so cute.

squirrelcpa at hotmail dot com

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