Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Cricky Design Team 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 the talented Miranda 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 "Of Mice and Lil' Men" Stamp Set.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:


I made this little box using the Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart.  I cut the box out at 6" and then layered some coordinating papers from my scrap box.  The little fireman is a paper piecing I made from Paper Piecings By Nikki.  I had fun distressing his edges with 'soot' from my brown stamp pad.  Of course, I had to add some stickles and give this some 'pop'. 

Kristal's "Of Mice and Lil' Men"  "You're My Hero" stamp is just perfect for this little guy and say's all it needs to say!  I put a bit of white netting in the bag - the perfect thing to hold the little treasure I will put in this box.  Can't tell you what, cuz it's a surprise!

This is a second project I created for this hop.  A scrapbook layout using the same set of K. Andrew Design Stamps "Of Mice and Lil' Men" and another Paper Piecing By Nikki set.  I have two amazing grandest daughters that I do daycare for.  This is going to be a page of my little princess's just as they are on this date. 

I am going to write them both a letter and place behind the scrapbook page.  Something I do from time to time, so that they have something personal from me.   I've left space on this page for the pictures and for journalling.

*** 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: The talented, Diana.


47 comments:

Lisa said...

These are both absolutely adorable, Patti!! You do such an amazing job with the paper piecings...I need to take lessons from you!! I just love them :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Miranda said...

Super cute projects Patti! I love the little fireman! Perfect sentiment!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky DT
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Heather Everson said...

The little bear is so sweet and I love the layout. What a sweet idea to put notes behind the pages. I love it.
Heather
GC DT sister

Linda Therrien said...

Your projects came out soo cute!! Nikki's designs and Kristal's stamps really do go well together.
Great job sis!

Linda

Amanda said...

Oh My Gosh I love your little fire bear! He is so cute! And that sentiment is awesome with that!!

Amanda
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

HeatherLynn said...

your card is sooo super cute! so is your layout! great job!

HeatherLynn said...

your card is sooo super cute! so is your layout! great job!

Cheri said...

Very cute layout and box Patti.

Cheri
www.djssundries.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

Love the Fireman and the layout. Perfect sentiment for both. Great job.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
Getting Cricky DT

Larelyn said...

Oh, I just love the box. Firemen hold a special place in my heart and yours is adorable. Your layout is so sweet - great work.
Hugs,
Larelyn

tampatha said...

these are great projects! I really love the scrapbook page.
Tammy

Kimberly said...

super cute card with all the bling... ohhh be still my heart

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the bear images. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Diana Lynn Martin said...

This little bear is so adorbs! The sentiment is perfect & I love all the detail! Your layout rocks too! Great job!

Diana :)
Getting Cricky DT Sister

OmaGloria said...

They are both sooooo sweet. I have a certain weakness for bears and these cutest are the best!!

Precious Hugs

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

I have to say your box is so cute and I love the bear. But my fav is the layout so many prtty colors and the paper is fab! TFS AJ!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Love the paper piecing that you do. The stickles really add to the little hat!! How sweet to make a layout for your grandaughters!!
Kristan

Sheila said...

Both are very cute projects. Thanks for sharing.

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Oh so sweet! Great paper piecing. Love the layout page but I love even more that you leave personal notes too. How fabulous is that!

Mary said...

Cute box...Love your layout...

Janis said...

I love these projects and that stamp set! That little fireman bear is precious! :) Janis
craftyjanis at live dot come

Karen L said...

Super cute layouts and I love that Mice and Men set!

Shawnee said...

Both projects are amazing but I love the fireman bear. Great job.

Shawnee
sjpenkacik at gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

Just adorable.

Mandy
scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

I am a New follower
Great ob on your box.. so cute.. love it all!! Your Layout is cute and what a great idea to put a npte in the back.. Thanks for sharing!

ScrapMyWay said...

The fireman is wonderful with such a perfect sentiment to showcase it! I do LOVE the bear page for the girls especially since my 3 would LOVE something like that. Your idea of a secret note is great!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

The Crafty Dream said...

wow!!! SO ADORABLE!!!!!!!

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

Melissa said...

What a great card, you need to send it to your local fire department!! Love your scrapbook page too, wow lot's of detail work!

LeeAnn from NC said...

Both projects are super cute !

Suzanne Roseberry said...

Hi,

I am so happy to be a follower of your site.

Your fireman/bear project is absolutely darling. Love it. And, your layout is totally precious. Your work is so creative and inspiring.

Thank you for sharing your creativity and love for scrapbooking.

www.suzanneroseberrydesign.blogspot.com

roseberry.suzanne@gmail.com

Heather said...

those bears are adorable,.... I really LOVE the fireman

Shawn Mosch said...

Those bears are just TOO CUTE!

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

Debbie said...

your projects are just the cutest love them both hugs Debbie
DT getting cricky

Lynda said...

WOW Patti! You are so amazingly talented! I just love your layout and that adorable treat bag! You did a fantastic job!

Hugs,

RhoLynda
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

Norma Gomez said...

all the little bears are so cute! I love the "little pop" you added to the fireman

cema1cema said...

Your projects are adorable! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Lady Fair said...

Super cute fireman card, perfect sentiment! Love the scrapbook page, love the bears, and wonderful idea to place a letter to your granddaughters behind it.

lflinesatcomcastdotnet

CathyinMN said...

Wonderful projects! I especially like the scrapbook layout. TFS!

marg0006 said...

The fire bear is so cute.

marg0006@verizon.net

Michele from MS said...

So super cute!! I love the little fireman treat box ~ what a great idea! The layout is so so sweet. Love that stamp set! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Both are super duper darling! Happy to be hopping! Already a follower!
:O)
Jessica S

Scrappin' Sista said...

WOWZERS! This is a fun set. I love, love, love the fireman. So much fun. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

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

Sugarlips said...

Patti,
You are so awesome at those paper piecings! I love every single one that you do. Fabulous job again!

Jessie
Getting Cricky DT sister

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Great job on both Patti!! My dad was a firefighter to I just love the cute little bear!!

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

Jenscrapstoo said...

Patti, your projects are unBEARably cute!! So super adorable!!
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky DTM

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great projects!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Karen said...

Patti, I am so honored you joined my challenge this week with your adorable layout. Those bears are so sweet. I love the soft colors. Karen

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