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Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Cricky "Show Your Style" Blog Hop...

Welcome to the "Show Your Style" 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 -- For the past week we've been celebrating the BRAND NEW additions to our Getting Cricky team by showcasing some of our FAVORITE K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets...  And NOW, we'd like for you to get to know more about us and our very special Guest Designer (and former Getting Cricky Design Team Sister), Larelyn from Handmade from My Heart!!  Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will each share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!!  We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping...

If you've hopped along from my beautiful Mermaid friend, 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!!)...

For my project tonight, I have a fun little card that demonstrates my whimsical side...
Cuz a BLUE crab is definitely a little whimsical, RIGHT???  :)  If I were feeling a little BLUE, I think this silly crab card would cheer me right up!!  Actually, coloring this crab BLUE made me feel even HAPPIER than I already was (and I was pretty happy already!) cuz I colored him (and the background behind him) with my BRAND NEW Copic markers!!  Woot-woot!!  :)  I hope my colored pencils don't feel too BLUE about this as I'm sure I'll still be visiting them PLENTY!!  :)
That fun little guy is one of my favorite digi-stamps from Dustin Pike...  If you missed out on his "Under the Sea" set a few months back, he has a great blogaversary special going on now that includes this crab (and the background behind him!) -- Since he's a digi-stamp, you can color him any color you'd like...  You don't have to color him blue...  Maybe you'd like a green crab, or a purple crab, or an orange crab, or a...  Well, you get the idea.  :)  When you're done coloring him, you might even want to put him on an Action Wobble like I did...  We had hermit crabs as pets once...  They weren't blue either, but my son was when their cage began to have a less than pleasant odor (this is a family-friendly blog, so I'll let you draw your own conclusions as to what that might mean -- wink, wink)...  Anywhoooo, I'm entering this card in the challenge at Wobble Wednesday Challenges (Pet Challenge) and Dustin Pike (Make Us Laugh Challenge)...
How perfect is it that Kristal included the sentiment "why so blue?" on the "All About Animals" Stamp Art Set???  It's like she just KNEW that I'd want to make a BLUE crab card for this very occasion!!  :)
Okay, so to recap:  I'm a little bit silly, I really like coloring my digi-stamps (I would color them in a car or on a train, in a box or in the rain!), and I love, love, LOVE my K Andrew Designs Stamps!!  And just so you know that all of my crabs don't have to be BLUE, here's a couple other projects featuring crabs and Kristal's stamps....
This was a fishbowl nightlight that I made using the same crab from tonight's card (except in a sparkly RED!) and the "Splashtastic Summer" Stamp Art Set...  Wanna see more of this project??? Simply CLICK HERE for all the details....
This little card was created to cheer up a friend of mine when she was having a particularly rough week...  Sometimes, when we're having a rough week, we can take it out on others...  I had to laugh (and so did she) when I added those HUGE googly eyes to this card...  If you'd like more details on this card, you can read all about it RIGHT HERE...

My card tonight features the "Of Mice and Lil Men" Stamp Art Set For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

K Andrew Designs


Before you hop away...  I DO have a bit of Blog Candy for one lucky winner!!  I will be giving away a K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Set!!  Wanna win it???  To be eligible to WIN, you will need to leave a comment letting me know WHAT'S YOUR STYLE??? (are you shabby chic?  vintage? whimsical? clean and simple? funky? romantic? trendy?  or are you like me with several different crafting personalities???)...   :)

Want some BONUS chances in the drawing???  You can do any or all of the following for EXTRA chances (just remember to leave one comment for EACH thing ya do!!):
  • "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page -- click here
  • Subscribe via email by entering your email in the box at the top of the page (be sure to CONFIRM!)
  • Become a follower of my blog (2 ways to do this -- via the regular follow button AND via Networked Blogs -- get a chance for each)
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!! :)

*** Remember -- As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!!  Woot-woot!!  Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!!  :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop, my super-FUN, Disney-loving friend: Shawn ......   :)


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...

Remember....
As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!!

Until next time,

95 comments:

Kim said...

You can't be new to using Copics because your coloring is amazing! What an adorable blue crab. Great job on him and your background. Way too cool!

I hop around quite a bit with style, so I'd guess I'm an ecclectic of sort! (and I don't think I even spelled that right!)

Kim from u(dot)scrap2(at)comcast(dot)net

Kim said...

You can't be new to using Copics because your coloring is amazing! What an adorable blue crab. Great job on him and your background. Way too cool!

I hop around quite a bit with style, so I'd guess I'm an ecclectic of sort! (and I don't think I even spelled that right!)

Kim from u(dot)scrap2(at)comcast(dot)net

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Amy,

Wow I love all your projects!! I just love the blue crab.

hugs,

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Annette_Marlow said...

Hehehehe I lalalalalove em! I wanna be shellfish and keep em all to myself!!!

Miranda said...

Who could be blue with a cute little guy like that? He is adorable! Love the coloring!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky DT
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Larelyn said...

Can you see my smile? I love your whimsy along with your amazing talent. This is just so cute and I'm glad you're loving your Copics. I must admit, my pencils are gathering dust on the craft shelf because I LOVE coloring with Copics.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Linda Therrien said...

your card is sooo cute!

Linda
www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

HeatherLynn said...

omgosh, you card is sooo cute! amazinf coloring, too! my style is all over the place! lol depends on my mood! :) happy to be a new follower!

http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/

HeatherLynn said...

i liked your facebook page! :)
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HeatherLynn said...

following via networked blogs

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Lisa said...

Can I just say that is the most adorable blue crab ever??!! Your coloring skills are incredible...he literally jumps off the page!! And HA...I love that sentiment!! What an amazing, whimsical, fabulous card, just like you, my sweet friend!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts
Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Amanda said...

Soooo adorable!! Love the crab! :) Too cute!

Amanda
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

Heather Everson said...

I love my K. Andrew Stamps too Sam I am! ;) This crab would defiantly wipe my blues away. He is adorable Amy. I love the way the copics color him in. Love it!!!

Sheri R said...

I just signed up with my email :) I got Splashtastic Summer in the mail today and can't wait to use it. I love your nightlight!

Sheri

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

I think you forgot to mention that you like Dr.Seuss!! I find it kind of funny that you have done so many projects with crabs on it when you are anything but crabby! Love the card you made!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Diana Lynn Martin said...

I just love that you love crabs! This card is so cute & the sentiment is absolutely perfect! You did a fabulous job on the coloring too!

Diana :)
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Cheri said...

I love your whimsical style. You make me smile. I don't know what style I am. I guess I'm the "craft-on-the-fly" style - lol. Whatever pops in my head is what I do. SUper cute projects!

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Cheri said...

I already subscribe via email, follow your blog, and "Like" your FB page. Guess I've been stalking you awhile lol.
Cheri

Dee Burns said...

Hi Amy! Your card and Blue Crab is such a cute little crustation. Great coloring job. He's perfect for a Wobble. I just love this challenge.

Will make sure to get by more often. Love your work.
Have a great day!
Wobble, Wobble,
Dee B

Creative Diva said...

OMG! This is too cute. Love the crab He is blue-tastic. A new word I made up.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Indy said...

Such a cute card! As for my style...I tend to gravitate towards cute and whimsical, but I do love dabbling in other styles too!

Vicki said...

Love your cards, the colors, the sentiments! I am not one to do cards altho I should, I have plenty of scraps that I could use up for sure! Maybe when I get the scraproom up and running I can try. As for style..I have no style! lol I just go with the flow at the time..

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http://mawmawsthougths.blogspot.com

follower ..DUH!

tampatha said...

Oh wow! Your cards are so cute! I can totally see your whimsical style. I think I am more of a clean and simple crafter myself although I do like to mix it up a bit.
Thanks for the chance to win.

tampatha said...

just became a FB follower.
Tammy
tampatha01@gmail.com

tampatha said...

became a follower of the blog!

tampatha said...

am now an email follower as well.
tammy
tampatha01@gmail.com

Kimberly said...

hey Amy... once again your stuff is amazing!!

OmaGloria said...

Any of your projects would cheer the grumpiest of grumpies up and day any time!!

Precious Hugs

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute crab cards. Perfect coloring for the sentiment. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow you were busy. I love the blue crab. He is so cute.

My Style is several different crafting personalities. Its just what im feeling at that time. Thanks for the chance to win.
TFS AJ! jeria22@yahoo.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I like you FB Page! Thanks for the chance to win. TFS AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I subscrib to you email. Thanks for the chance to win. TFS AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Im a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. TFS AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

And you have me for a life time. LOL I'm a follower of your Networked Blogs! Thanks so much for the chance to win. TFS AJ!
jeria22@yahoo.com

pruttybird said...

Love your card ... He's just adorable :)

I don't necessarily have a style of crafty ... But I like simple and easy :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

pruttybird said...

I am lready a follower :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

pruttybird said...

I already subscribe via email :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Super fun card. I love your little blue crab ... and all your other crabby posts. :) Thanks for sharing your style. -- My style is all over the place but probably simple is where I tend to go most.

creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Your post made me smile the entire time I was reading it. So I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what you do next. :)

creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

Sheila said...

What an adorable card, I am sure it would bring a smile to the person who receives it. Thanks for sharing.

Karen L said...

Ha ha... I just love your fun little sea creature projects! Awesome designs! As for my style, I go one of two ways. Either I'm all for vintage distressed styles with lots of detailing, or simple and clean styles.
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Karen L said...

Already a fan of yours on FB!

Karen L said...

I am following you on GFC!

Janis said...

Amy.. are you blue? Such a cute card! And that fishbowl nightlight is awesome! :) Janis
craftyjanis at live dot come

Mary said...

Love your projects...sooo! cute...

Patti Ross said...

Amy - I LOVE your style - you always inspire me. It is such an honor to know you, my friend and to be on this design team with you!

Patti Ross
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
DT Sister

Smacki's Place said...

copics are really on my wish list now. and i love the stamps, well the crap is just too too cute.
sherrymackintoshatgmaildotcom

Shawnee said...

I love the blue crab and cute cards and projects. You have outdone yourself. Beautiful.


Shawnee
sjpenkacik at gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

What a cute card. Just love your blue crab. My style is simple but I do like to try other styles to see if I may like.

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

I "Like" the Love To Crop! Facebook Page

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

I'm a follower of your blog & networked blogs.

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

Maria Matter said...

Fabulous!!!
and Wow, Amy your coloring looks fabulous!
hugs

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...
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Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Wow WOW WOW.. Okay need stop shouting to you! I am a new follower.. and my style is EVERYTHING.. I love colors, Vintage, Simple,..You did an awesome ob coloring with your new Copic markers.. I must say your card is so cute.. that card will def. cheer someone up in a heartbeat! When I first saw your crab i smiled .. Thanks so much for sharing your work.. can not wait to see more!

pinkpolkadotscrapping@yahoo.com
htp://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com

ScrapMyWay said...

So, I looked at your adorable BLUE crab and said how PERFECT ...BUT....where is the AMY WOW part??? You did not disappoint me since you created a FISH BOWL that is so damn cute!!!! LOVE you & ALL your creativity and I'm saving up air fare for you to come here!!! LOL
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com
scrapmyway@gmail.com

The Crafty Dream said...

wow!!! Love your projects, beautiful!!!

I am your new follower
Thank u
Gaby Beard
mgb2000@gmail.com

Melissa said...

WOW, these are just adorable! Love the blue crap especially!!

LeeAnn from NC said...

Adorable crabs...just so cute ! I think they'd cheer just about anyone up. My own style is usually clean and simple but I do experiment with others at times. Thanks for sharing yor project. I'm still smiling even though I can't see the crab...better go back for another look !

Suzanne Roseberry said...

Your work is absolutely amazing. I have been a fan of yours for quite some time. I am already a follower on your sites. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and creativity with all of us. I am trying to expand my horizons with my scrapbooking projects, so thank you for sharing your ideas. My style has been kind of crisp and clean with a tad of shabby chic. But, I am now loving vintage style, and Tim Holtz products. I guess my style is a little bit of everything depending on my mood, and what or who I am creating for. Thank you for this super fun blog hop.

www.suzanneroseberrydesign.blogspot.com

roseberry.suzanne@gmail.com

Lynn B. said...

Love your creations, especially the night light! My style is quick and easy, whatever that ends up looking like. The quicker the better.

mbchoj said...

Love the crab! and your coloring great job.
mbchoj at aol.com

mbchoj said...

I just liked your FB page.
mbchoj at aol.com

mbchoj said...

I just email subscribed too!
mbchoj at aol.com

mbchoj said...

Oops forgot to tell you my style. I like clean and simple but w/ bling!
mbchoj at aol.com

Heather said...

WOW wow WOW!! Absolutely amazing!

Shawn Mosch said...

As always, LOVE what you do! You always amaze me with your projects.

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
Crafty Chics Blog
and
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
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girlia said...

OMG Amy this is just adorable!

Pam said...

Hi Amy my Love, your blue crab is adorable just as adorable and sweet as you are. I do believe he does show your quirky funny side. You have a marvelous sense of humor which is reflected in lots of your projects. You also have a sappy side that I love, like when it has to do with family or soldiers, or friends.
You are such a creative person, with a huge heart. You are one of my favorite people.

Hugs, Pam
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Lady Fair said...

Cute card, love the color blue you used for the crab. The night light aquarium is truly a work of love.

My crafting style really varies, I'll try any style that inspires me!

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

Debbie said...

Amy love your blue crab you always seem to amaze me with all your great creations love them all you always seem to rock it girl, I am and have been a follower of yours for sometime now hugs my sweet friend Debbie dt sister Getting Cricky

Brendanc said...

OMG, soo cute. I love the way you colored the blue crab. The red crab is cute also with the google eyes.
Brenda
brndsmth@bellsouth.net

Lynda said...

I just LOVE your work Amy! It's always such fun and absolutely wonderful! I would have to say that my style varies, but no matter what I always like my projects to be fun!

As always great work!

Hugs,

RhoLynda
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

cema1cema said...

I love your projects!! Super cute!! I am already a follower! christina ccapps35@gmail.com

cema1cema said...

Forgot to tell you my style is clean and simple! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Michele from MS said...

Awww these are so whimsical and fun! I love the night light and the way you created the sand on the last card. Great job with the Copics as well!! Already a follower x 3. My style would be clean and simple....a little conservative but I always like a good challenge that makes me step out of my comfort zone! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Norma Gomez said...

Love your cards and happy go lucky attitude too so I'm gonna follow along for all the fun! :D

CathyinMN said...

Such a cute card; it's sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it and help them get out of their blue mood! My crafting style is a bit mixed; it depends on what and who I'm making it for, and how much time I have. Usually it's more toward the clean and simple side, but then with time (if there is some -- usually a few days later) I end up adding more (or some) bling, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.
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Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card Amy! Your crab is so cute and your coloring is AMAZING!! Seriously, I need to learn how to use these copics better:) Such a FUN card!!
Awesome job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Michelle H said...

Amy, I absolutely LOVE your blue crab! He is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing him & your other whimsical projects. They made me smile!
I've never described my style...I don't think I've got one single style. Maybe simple, but I hate the idea of classifying myself as such...

Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle H said...

I already "like" your love to crop fb page, but LOVE is a more appropriate word :)
Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle H said...

I'm already subscribed via email, that's how I read this post initially. :)

Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle H said...

So now I'm starting to feel stalker-ish as I'm telling you that I also follow your blog...but how can I not? You are awesome!

Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle H said...

Last, but most definitely not least...I also already follow you through networked blogs as well...how could I not? :)

Http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
Chronic (dot) chelle (at) gmail (dot) com

marg0006 said...

Super cute and funny.

marg0006@verizon.net

Kristi said...
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Kristi said...

Love your blue crab! He would make me smile in an instant!
My style is all over the place, it is whatever I fancy for the moment.
kisdhomelove at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

What a great card! My style is pretty much clean and simple, but sliding more into exploring some other styles!

Sarah said...

I love your blog and have been following for quite a while.

Cyndi S said...

All of your projects are adorable. Wonderful job.
cstephenson at q dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

This is so amazingly fun. I love this crab. I was trying to find him in the set so I could possibly get it. I did snag some cool freebies. I love you style chica! Great job! TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

Christel
GCDT Sister
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

Not sure my last comment went through since I walked away for a minute and the baby girl decided to play around on my keyboard. Your blue crab is quite whimsical....just like you.
Happy to be hopping and you already know I am a fan here, FB, email...all over!
:O)
Jessica S

Sugarlips said...

your little blue crab makes me happy. He is super adorable. I think my style is all over. I like what I like. :)

jessie
getting cricky dt sister.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Amy, This little guy makes me smile, And you have copics!!! Woot-Woot!! You always do such great colouring :)
LOVE IT!!
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky DTM

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Ohhhhh Amy, this is the cutest!!! I love it!! I don't really have a specific style but I do love vintage lately!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama
www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
ildij3@verizon.net

Sherri said...

WOW!! I love your projects, and especially that blue crab :) I have a whimsical style also.

Sherri
http://squeakyscrapper.blogspot.com
squeakyscrapper at aol dot com

 
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