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Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop -- Venom, Anyone??? :)

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop   

Each of us on the Design Team, along with some very special guests and friends, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  We have a special surprise for you at the end of the hop, so be sure to visit each blog along the way...  You'll end up at Kristal's blog where you'll get to JOIN the FUN!!  So let's get HOPPING to show you some of our "Favorite Things" about Kristal's stamps!!

If you've hopped along from my favorite Scrappin' Sista, Christel, 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 Lisa's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

For my project tonight, I have something creepy and FUN!!  :)
Bwahahahaha...  Everyone needs a bottle of Snake & Spider Venom laying around, dontcha think???  OOOOoooohhh I just LOVE all the creepy details -- From the rusty, speckled bottle (lovingly created by my favorite guy) to the coffee-stained tag with some twisted humor!!  :)
Not only is the "Positive Thoughts" Stamp Set one of my all-time favorite K Andrew Designs sets, but the actual sentiment "Today... is your day!" has been my single-most favorite go-to stamp for so many cards and projects...  But the dark humor of this usually-bright-and-cheerful-sentiment has me giggling every time I see it!!  I mean, seriously...  Bwahahahaha...  Today... is YOUR day to guzzle the bottle of venom...  tee hee...  Admit it, you're grinning just a bit, aren't you???
This fabulous tag is from the "Black Widow" collection from We R Memory Keepers...  I feel the need to collect a few more of these tags as you just never know when a bottle of "quality hand-milked venom of Snakes & Spiders" might come in handy...  Now, if it wasn't "hand-milked" venom, then I might have to pass...  But come on...  Hand-milked???  Mmmm-hmmm...
I don't quite remember what this glass jar started out holding...  Perhaps Snapple.  Snapple would never have a hand-milked venom flavored beverage, I'm sure, but their uniquely shaped bottle makes for a great up-cycled project canvas...
Oh, it sure does look tasty and appealing in that wagon full of pumpkins, no?  I suppose for the last few months a few of you might have been wondering if someone delivered a deadly bottle of venom to ME -- ya know, with my falling off the face of the earth for -- oh, a month or three...  Nah...  I managed to avoid bottles of poison and sticky spider webs and now I'm ready to jump back in to my craft room!!  Who's ready to join me???  :)
Let's take one last look at that bewitching tag...  While I doodled the spider webs onto the edge and corner of the coffee-stained tag, I was tickled to remember that the "Fall-O-Ween" Stamp Set has that awesome skull and cross-bones image tucked in with all the mix-and-match phrases...  Doesn't it add just the right touch of "dark"???  Here's a peek at the two stamp sets I used to complete my project:
K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs

Do you have someone you'd like to make a bottle like this for???  Well...  I'm offering a handful of these FUN We R Memory Keepers label tags to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post telling me what your favorite K Andrew Designs stamp set is AND what your favorite Halloween TREAT is!!  :)

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 (THREE ways to do this -- via the regular follow button, NEW Linky Followers, 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 -- I'll draw a winner on Monday, October 1.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Kristal's Blog!! 

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, 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:

Thanks so much for joining me and the rest of the gang tonight!!  Have a GREAT weekend, and remember that "Today...  is YOUR day!!"...  Bwahahahahahahaha!!  :)
Until next time,


Nana said...

Very spooky label. Love the part "or your money back"

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Heather Lynn said...

Wow, Amy, this is sooo cute and fun! Love everything about it!! My favorite stamp set is Owly Hoo Sentiments. I use it all of the time! I love Reeses peanut butter pumpkins,yumm..that's my fav. Halloween treat! So happy to be joining you all for the hop tonight! Thanks for having me!


Migdalia said...

Super Cute and Spooky Too!Love it!

Larelyn said...

Your projects always bring a smile to my face. Actually, this one has me chuckling - I love the way the sentiment just says it all - ha,ha. Great project, Amy and thanks for letting me join the parade!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, my friend, this is both creepy and fabulous at the same time!! The venom of two of my most hated creatures is definitely spooky so I hope today is NOT my day ;) Love, love this!! The bottle is so great (tell him he did an awesome job!!) I am loving those labels and I want!! But I can't choose a fav stamp set...if forced, I'd say Beautiful Thoughts or Sweet July. And my favorite Halloween treat is SALT!! Just kiddin ;) Reeces cups!! And I already follow you via all the above :) Have a wonderful evening and I'm back to enjoy my vacay!! HUGS!!

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Amanda said...

WOW!! This is sooo cool I love the bottle and I love how everything on your project looks antique! GREAT job! TYFS :)


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Arrgh! What no Rum for Captain Jack Sparrow. The sentiment on label is deadly perfect for Halloween. Problems accessing some of the people in the blog hop. Some I cannot get to come up, some no comment section. Blogger must be having issues again. Someone will be walking the plank if these blogger problems continue keeping me from seeing the wonderful creations of you folks.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

Your posts always make me smile. I am soooo happy to have you back and I am ready to jump back into crafting with you my friend! I have lots to catch up on as well. I love this bottle and I think Snapple should have you design a bunch for Halloween! I think they would sell like hotcakes! They are tooo cool not to want one! I love the tag you made and the way the bottle is decorated. Too much fun! But seriously who can pick just one K. Andrew stamp set as their fav? I know I can't! The list is a mile long! ;) Have a great weekend Amy!

Craftin Desert Divas said...

That is an awesome project. Great detail. I'm a new follower! I like the stamp set Owly Hoo. Hershey Milk chocolate bar. Yum!


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janet33234 said...

Too cute. Great project. Spooky too.

Norma Gomez said...

Hi Amy, I love your project!! It's so fun and spooky :D I agree, everybody needs to have a little venom, hehehe......

Anita Braddock said...

How super spooky is this great label and the webs are the Tag and the sentiment is so perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anita Braddock said...

How super spooky is this great label and the webs are the Tag and the sentiment is so perfect. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Cheri said...

Welcome back my friend. It's good to read your fun posts again. TFS.


marg0006 said...

Am already a follower and subscriber of your blog.

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Karon said...

Fabulous project - am a new follower. My favorite stamp would be the Fall-oween set as this is so versatile. My favorite treat if its sweets - are Tootsie Rolls and if its to do with Halloween it seeing all the kids dressed up.


Sarah Biswabic said...

I love this bottle of venom:) My favorite set would have to be Owly Hoo, so cute! I am a follower! Your blog is great!!


Welcome back to this world of blogging!! I have missed your quirky sense of humor!! Although it is 7a.m here and I have to admit i am a little nauscious looking at that bottle!! It is a great idea and I love the tag!!

littlen said...

i'm already a fb fan.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

littlen said...

my favorite stamp set is fall-o ween. my favorite candy is almond joy.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

littlen said...

i'm a long time follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I was already an email follower :)

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Unknown said...

I use Food for Thought and Even More Food for Thought ALOT!

Sheri R

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Unknown said...

I love Candy Corn and am grateful it only comes out once a year!

Sheri R

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sugarlips said...

I am so glad you are back and avoided snake vemon for the past few months.I have missed you! i love this project it is so funny. Super creative.

Rhonda Emery said...

I was excited to see you had posted today I want to say I have missed your talent. this is so cool I love it my friend. hugs

Charlotte said...

Amy, I just know the minute I saw your name in this hop that it was going to be a TREAT to visit your blog and see what fabulous thing you have come up with. Well, you certainly did not disappoint!!
Charlotte Wilson

Unknown said...

i love your take on the This is your day sentiment. Truly versatile! i follow you in all those ways, after all, if once is good, 5 times must be better! (though to tell the truth, the email one is the one that gets me every time.) Thanks for sharing.


K Clark said...

amy - love your spooky snake and spider venom bottles

Lynda said...

Love your project Amy!!! So happy to see you back! :-) I've missed reading your fun posts!

My favorite K. Andrew Sets are Positive Thoughts & Splashtastic Summer! My favorite Halloween treat is candy corn!



Karenladd said...
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Karenladd said...

Love these super fun projects! The labels are spooky and artsy! My favorite K Andrews set is the owl image set...LOVE those owls! And my favorite Halloween treat is caramel apples!
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Karenladd said...

I already like Love to Crop on FB!!

Karenladd said...

Already follow you on GFC!

Karenladd said...

Am also an email subscriber!!

Link Up for Pink said...

What fun Halloween projects!!
Stopping by to formally invite to the 2nd Annual Link Up for Pink party. Hope to see you October 1st - 14th!

Yolie- LUFP owner

Mommy25 said...

love that label you did! awesome! i'm a new follower. check me out and follow if you like. :D

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