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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Getting Cricky with "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set... :)

Getting Cricky "Let's Have Fun" Week!!
Featured Stamp Set: Freedom Isn't Free
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Gooooooooooooooooood morning, Getting Cricky Friends!!  Okay, okay...  I may have "borrowed" that entrance from Robin Williams (as DJ Adrian Cronauer), but I do have a bit of military on the mind this morning!!  :)  One of my favorite stamp sets from Kristal is the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set...  This was the very first stamp set I received as a Design Team member, and it is probably one of my most loved (and used) sets!!

For those who have followed my blog for a while, you already know that I have an enormous amount of respect for those who serve our country...  Several members of my family have served in different branches -- Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Air Force...  Several of The-Boy-Child's friends have also enlisted in the last few years -- Marines, National Guard, Army...  It gives me great joy to create cards to say "Thank You" to our Armed Forces, and I love that Kristal put such care into this fabulous stamp set!!  So, I've gathered up a few of my favorite projects that I've made with this set to share with you today!!  If you'd like more details on any of the projects, please click on the link below the photo...

First up is one of my most favorite layouts...  I made this just for me :) so that I could feature the DOZENS of fireworks photos that I love to take!!  I used the "God bless the USA" sentiment for this layout...

Next is one of my favorite cards using one of my favorite techniques -- The ruffle technique is a quick and easy way to make a dramatic and beautiful card sure to be appreciated.  I used the "Serving one's country.... is the ultimate expression of love" sentiment stamp for my card...  I'd like to add that this is a card that I have sent to military spouses as well -- I am always amazed at the courage it requires for the spouses to keep keeping on while their loved ones are deployed...  It's not a weekend trip away or a business trip to the next town, but a sacrifice of time away from family and friends for our country's benefit...  For that, I am most grateful...

This is a card that I think says it all...  I used the "Sleeping peacefully tonight because of you" sentiment stamp (the dog and the moon were cut using the Paper Pups Cricut Cartridge).  I will be forever thankful for those men and women who have served (and serve now) so that I was able to tuck my kiddos in each night and go to sleep knowing I could sleep peacefully...

I love, love, LOVE this soldier card -- It's such a HAPPY paper doll...  I used the "I know Freedom isn't "Free" Thank you for your service" sentiment for this card -- I especially love that this card expresses something so important to remember...

And finally, I have a Journal of Days to share with you -- This journal is designed to write reminders of what I have to be thankful for...  On the days that it might not seem that there is much, I can glance through this album and remember ALL the many, many, many things I have to be grateful for!!

I hope you've enjoyed the projects I've shown you today...  If you are ready to make this set yours, please be sure to use the code "letshavefun" at checkout HERE for 20% OFF your purchase!!  Woot-woot!!  That's like buying four sets and getting one FREE!!  I know you'll want to stock up NOW (especially with all the fabulous sets Kristal has designed!!)...

K Andrew Designs

If you'd like to see more of my projects featuring the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set, please CLICK HERE!!  To see all of the FABULOUS features from my wonderful Getting Cricky Design Team Sisters, please visit Getting Cricky...  AND...  Remember to stop back by on Friday evening (9pm EDT) for the Getting Cricky "Show Your Style" Blog Hop, where you'll get to meet the whole DT!!  :)

Until next time,

13 comments:

Heather Everson said...

Oh Amy where do I start my friend! I love the layout and that you have the pictures on tags! What a fun way to show them off and not take up a lot of scrap pages! I love the cards. They are adorable. The ruffle card is beautiful. I love that technique. And the sentiments... well you know how I love K. Andrew sentiments! ;) And the journal is a beautiful tribute to America. LOVE IT! Great post today. Makes me very proud to be an AMERICAN!
hugs
Heather

Creative Diva said...

OMG! Amy, these cards are fabulous. I know that soldiers who are serving our country will definitely be loving these cards. Amazing job friend

Hugs,
Patty
Getting Cricky DT

Sherry said...

Amy, you did a great job on all of your projects. I loved the little soldier card from the paperdoll cartridge. TFS
Sherry

Amy said...

Awesome projects!!!! I love the pictures on the tags on the layout you did- that is so clever!! All of the cards are amazing Amy!! :)Amy

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Fabulous projects Amy! I love the Zipper pouch LO! Please Please share how you did this. And your journal of days album is wonderful, what a great idea! And of course your cards are always fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I create simple pocket lo's that I use to put all my Christmas cards in from year to year. So I would love to know how you did the zipper pouch LO. -Hugs, Tami

Tami B. said...

Wonderful projects, I remembered all of them except the fireworks LO. The puppy is my favorite one, so sweet.

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful job on your cards Amy!! I love them all~I really like the ruffle technique-very clever:)TFS! GREAT job!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

(Seriously, I'm supposed to follow these?? Sigh...) Simply amazing projects my friend!! Each and every one is unique and beautiful and just stunning!! I am loving the fireworks layout!! What a great idea to post the pictures on pull out tags!! If I ever get around to scrapbooking again, I'm so lifting this idea from you!! I was at Hobby Lobby today and they had their 4th of July decorations out already...now seeing these amazing projects, it makes me long for warm summer nights and fireworks coloring the sky :)

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Patti Ross said...

Oh My Goodness! You ALWAYS amaze me. You always take it to the next level. Absolutely love the ruffled idea and can't wait to try that out myself. I just love all your projects and am so honored to be on the design team with you!

Patti Ross
Patti-Lynn Creations

Cheri said...

Each project is fabulous! I love the layout with all the tags. The journal is a super idea and the cards are fabulous! I really need to pull this stamp set out.

TFS.
Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

OMGoodness your projects are AMAZING!
Each of them is so meaningful! I love each and everyone of them.
Miranda
Getting Cricky DT Sister

ScrapMyWay said...

So, on my birthday today you not only made me smile, and cry but you made me feel so darn proud to be American and to have met YOU (even though it's on line)is the icing on the cake. You are talented like crazy and each project is truly creative genius!! My friend , thanks for an inspiring stop.
Hugs, Claire S
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Wow, these cards are awesome. Love them all but think the layered heart one is my favorite, just because anyone could do this easily. Thanks for sharing such wonderful creations.

Just A Pac Rat
http://www.circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

 
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