Friday, February 17, 2012

Cabin Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Cabin Fever" 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 as well as an array of Cricut Cartridges, SVG cuts, and more 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 as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!!

If you've hopped along from my amazing sister Linda, 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:

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

For my project, I'm featuring the Pirate Tales and Fish Scales and Pirate and Mermaid Party Stamp Sets.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

My Four Year Old Grandest Daughter, Lexi and I created a TIC TAC TOE game using Nates ABC Cricut Cartridge.  We cut our our  card bases at 3" and then again in contrasting paper at 2 1/2".  We used Lexi's favorite stamp set to stamp pirates and mermaids.  Then we created the playing board with  scraps and stamped it too.  Here's how it looks in pieces:


We played a few times and it really works well and is a lot of fun.  Next time she comes to visit we are going to color our stamped images and add embellisments.  When we are done we plan on laminating the game.

Make sure you stop by K. Andrew Designs and take a look at her awesome stamps - When you  buy $25, you get the Mini Heart Bonus Set for FREE!!

I will be drawing one winner this month, from all the comments I have on my posts - The winner will receive a free Digital Scrapbooking package from My Memories Digital Scrapbooking.  All you need to do is be a follower of mine and to leave me a comment. 

Thanks so much for stopping by - your next stop will be Amanda.



Lisa said...

What an awesome project idea, Patti!! I love this!! The images are so cute!! How fun :)

Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Amy said...

This is like the project that just keeps on giving... I love that you and Lexi get to play some, then color the images, then play some, then laminate, then play some... :) Awesome job!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your Getting Cricky talent!! :)

Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love the way you have used the stamps for this game!! Wonderful project!!
Cheers Jennie GCDT - Sister

Amanda said...

Great idea! I love tic tac toe! This is a cool version!!!!

Getting Cricky JrDt

CathyinMN said...

Cute idea to use the stamps in this set for the tic tac toe pieces.

Lynda said...

Tic Tac Toe is definitely a game that can be enjoyed by all! Great job!!

GCDT Sister

Larelyn said...

So very cute. Isn't it wonderful that you've found another fantastic way to use Kristal's stamps. Great job.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun idea. I might have to give this a try. TFS.

girlia said...

Awesome project

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Very clever idea, Patti - know that Lexi will enjoy it w/you .......hugs!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Jana said...

Love <3 the tic tac toe game, that was a clever use of those adorable mermaid and pirate stamps! Great job.

Getting Cricky JrDT
My Website

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome tic tac toe game-very creative!
Sherrie K

Michelle said...

NOthing like playing tic tac toe with a cute set like this!!!


Cyndi S said...

Awesome game. Love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Simply Cute. love the card pieces and the stamps work so great. love how you layered then thanks for sharing
Anita getting Cricky Jr.Dt. sister

marg0006 said...

What a great idea for tic tac toe. The stamps are cute.


Such a cool idea!! My daughter loves to play tic tac toe so this would be really fun for her. Great job

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

What an adorable Tic Tac Toe game. I have to try one of these for my little Grandaughter when she gets older. TFS.


Shawn Mosch said...

So cute . . . I almost did a Tic Tac Toe game for my project too!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
Crafty Chics Blog
and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
Webmasters Earn Money Here!

Linda Therrien said...

Great Idea sis, I know Lexi will have fun coloring in all the images too - so it is like two projects in one. :)


Sherry said...

Super Cute Game. I love it.
I'm going to have to make a game like this for my kids.
Great Job!
Jr. Dt. Sister

Sugarlips said...

This is an awesome idea!!! I like how you can play it and then spend time decorating it.
Great job.
DT sister

Charlotte said...

This is just great. People of all ages love Tic Tac Toe. This is a true hit!!!

Miranda said...

Super Cute
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

Kimberly said...

cute tic-tac-toe game... love that you were able to put it together with your gd :)
kimberly - leokc34 at gmail dot com

Sherry Gardner said...

This is a great idea....and would be fun to make with the it....great job on this.....

OmaGloria said...

So nice that you made it together! Lots of fun!

Precious Hugs

Michele from MS said...

So totally cute and what a great way to get children involved! I love that you are going to wait until the next visit to color them! I bet Lexi is looking forward to it AND the next great idea you come up with! Thanks for sharing your wonderful project

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great project!! I love it!!

Veronica JrDT sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Patti B said...

Hi Patti. This is Patti. Thanks for the cool idea.

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Very cool idea!! Love it!!

Ildi your DT sister

jo ( said...

What a great project! Love it! :)

Jr GCDT Sister

Cheri said...

This is a cute project but is even more fun since you could do it with your granddaughter. Have fun coloring and embellishing!

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

Tammy said...

Such a precious idea!! I can just see you and your precious Lexy creating this!! I"m sure that you have forever embedded a sweet sweet memory in her heart!! :) be blessed
~ Beyond Measure

scrapinmamaof2 said...

What a great project and fun memory to create with Lexi. Love it!

Heather GC JR DT Sister

Total Pageviews