Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Hey my wonderful bloggie friends! I have missed you over the Holidays. I was going to try and post while I was away but honestly found myself enjoying my family time and could not pull away to post! But tomorrow is the New Year and my New Year's resolution is to get back on track with my crafting and post twice a week or more! I would also like to have fun give aways in 2012 but they will not start until February. But speaking of giveaways! I owe one lucky person from the Getting Cricky Blog Hop some candy!

The winner of the Winter Wishes Blog Hop Candy is

Ildi who said:

Great job Heather!! I love shaker cards and yours came out awesome!!
Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
The Craftin Mama
Thanks for all the wonderful post everyone! I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve!
All my Bloggie Love,

Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky SNOW MUCH FUN Blog Hop -

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Scrappy Holidays my bloggie friends!  We're so excited you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to the rest of the NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Patty from "Creative Diva", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from the scraptabulous Laura at Lady B Crafts 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!!)...

You all know I LOVE LOVE LOVE my K. Andrew Design Stamp Sets!!! They are amazing quality, they have the best sayings, they are extremely versatile and are so darn adorable! But did you know each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity? It is true! 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! See not only are the stamps amazing but the maker of the stamps has the biggest heart! All the more reason to scoot over to K. Andrew Design and buy yourself or someone on your Holiday shopping list some amazing stamps!

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 fabulous Winter Wishes Stamp set! I bought this set last month and have tons of fun creating with it! LOVE IT :) I had been eyeing it up since it came out and finally bought it! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Did I mention that I love it!?!? ;)  Here is what it looks like...

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

Soooo many options right? I have had lots of fun just playing around and making cards!

I used this stamp set to make my Christmas card which is my first ever shaker card! WHAT WAS I THINKING? You know I have over 60 people on my Christmas card list? Nuts and then I decide to try something new! I am a weee bit crazy. I have to admit I had a ton of fun making it though! Only problem... who would have thought by December 16 in Wisconsin we would not have any snow!!! I wanted a picture of my kids playing in the snow for this but NO LUCK!!! But here is how my card turned out...

For this card I of course used my Winter Wishes stamp set which is where the words Winter Wonderland and the snowflakes came from. I used an embossing glitter to give it a little bit of dimension (I have not done embossing in FOREVER so I am pretty happy with the way it turned out). I used my Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge to make the snow globe at 3 1/2 inches. Inside is a picture of my fabulous little monkeys and some glitter so when you shake it up you get this...

 It is like actually having a snow globe right? Although it was loads of fun I think I shall pick an easier project for next years cards ;)
On the inside I simply stamped Merry Christmas (again using the Winter Wishes stamp set) and will sign the card love my family:) 

Okay so that was my main project but I had to share this card with you again.. I shared it on an earlier post but thought I would pass it along again because it turned out pretty darn cute...

I love the little elf and Snow much Fun is the reason for the Blog Hop right? So I had to pass it along! If you have a chance after you are done hopping you can stop back and visit my earlier post with this Elf and other fun ways to use Winter Wishes. (The elf was from Close to My Heart Happy Pursuits)

SO WHO WANTS CANDY?!?!? I will be offering blog candy but I have to be honest with you and tell you it will not ship until the last week of December or the first week in January! My friend Julie owns this amazing company called Say Cheese Design. She makes the most adorable buttons, wine stops, magnets, post cards... I could go on but please visit her site! I am going to give the Blog Hop Winner a retractable key ring and a couple of her adorable magnets to go with it. The reason I am not sending right away is Julie had a little fire in her shop and is not sending out at this moment... The good news I will be going to see her the end of December and can pick some up directly from her.  So I will send them to you as soon as I can. You have until December 24 to enter. How do you enter? Just leave me some bloggie love and of course I would love if you would follow my blog but it is not required. On the 25 I will pick a winner using

This is what your prize package will look like but because I am shipping after the Holidays I will get you some everyday scrappy magnets!
Well I hope you enjoyed my cards! Now it is time for you to head off to the next amazing Design Team member!

Your next stop is my scraptastic friend Faith at Faithfule Creations


Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Check out this giveaway at scrappin mamma's blog

My friend Deb over at Scrappin Mamma's Crafty Creations is having a major giveaway! Stop by and check it out!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fun Thursday Post

Well hello my bloggie friends! Hope you are doing well today! I have been playing with my K. Andrew Design Winter Wishes stamp set and wanted to show you all some of the fun cards I have come up with (well at least I think they are fun).

(This is my favorite)

(This is my husband's favorite)

My kiddos like this one because they are dying to make a snowman!

Fun right? The sentiments came from K. Andrew Designs Winter Wishes Stamp set (LOVE IT!). And the elves are from Close to My Heart Happy Pursuits. They are funny little elves! The Snowflakes are also off the Winter Wishes stamp set.

I am so excited to start my Christmas cards... I just need some snow so I can take my kids picture outside in the snow! I have this whole layout in my head and I can not wait to see how it turns out I just need the snow so it turns out the way I am hoping it will. But with no snow in the forecast for us in the near future I may have to rethink my picture! You would think by December 8th in Wisconsin we would have some snow right? Well I guess I will have to move North! ;)

Thanks for stopping over friends! Hope you have a truly delightful day filled with many blessings!
All my bloggie love,


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge! - Joys of the Season

Hi my dear bloggie friends. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Today is Sunday which means it is time for a new Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky! This weeks Simply Sunday Challenge is Joys of the Season. We are creating projects that have to do with the joys of the Season!

I have made two projects for you today!

The first is a picture frame I wrapped and hung on my wall!

This is it hung on my wall! :) Looks cute huh? Yeah my kids think so but they want to open it. I used ribbon I got from Michael's, the tag is cut from Christmas Cheer and Of Course I used Kristal Andrew Winter Wishes stamp set! Be sure to check it out!

For my second project my children and I created an advent calendar! I used tags cut at 4" from Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge and I stamped Kristal's Winter Wishes stamps on each card... I took several pictures so you can what they look like all together and close up!!

 I love the way this turned out and now the kids and I can take one down everyday and they know how close we are getting to Christmas!! Sorry for any color issues of blurriness of the pictures... Maybe Santa will be good to me and bring me a new camera!

Here is the Winter Wishes stamp set I used
K Andrew Designs

If you would like to purchase Kristal's stamp set you can do so HERE

Want to enter the Simply Sunday Challenge yourself? Here are the requirements

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Joys of the Season holiday decoration of your choice & link up by 12/17/11
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
  3. Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to Kristal's blog Getting Cricky
  4. Leave on Kristal's page
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word!
  6. The winner will receive a surprise K Andrew Design Stamp Set!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge

Hey all! Oh wow... It has been a little while since I have posted a project. I am soooo sorry!  I know how you all live for my projects...hahaha. Well I hope everyone has a very blessed Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful time with my loving family! It was a great week and now I am playing catch up! But I wanted to enter the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge... have you had the opportunity to check it out yet? If not you should. The theme for this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge is "Give Thanks". The Design Team did an amazing job with their projects and everyone who has linked up has done amazing work! If you have not checked it out please stop by and check it out... if you have the time you should link up your project as well! Here are the rules,
Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any "Give Thanks" project of your choice & link up by 12/3/11
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
  3. Make sure my blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to my blog Getting Cricky
  4. Leave a comment here
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word!
  6. The winner will receive a surprise Cricut Cartridge!
Alright so here is my project....

For this project of course I used two of five greatest blessings! ;) My little man and my hubby. This picture was taken when my son was about 5 months. Such a happy little guy! I am very blessed with a wonderful family. For this I used paper I had laying around. For the letters I used the Storybook Cartridge at 2" and the leaf like things came from there as well. The stamp is of course one of Kristal Andrew's Stamps! It is from the Food for Thought Stamp Set!  Like the set? Yeah me too! You should look into ordering if you haven't already... But I should warn you!!! If you do not have any of Kristal's stamp sets be careful! They are like Pringles... BET YOU CAN'T HAVE JUST ONE! ;) I have several and always looking to add more... you can check out Kristal's stamps HERE!
 Okay so be sure to check out Kristal's stamps and also check out the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge you have until 12-3 at midnight to enter!
Thanks so much for stopping! Have a great weekend y'all!

Winner of the Getting Crick Blog Hop

Hey all! I know you all have been waiting for this and I said I would do it Monday but I have been trying to catch up from last week! But thank you for all the bloggie love! I hope that you enjoyed the hop!
Now via the winner of my blog candy....

Lucky Number 16 mamawcindy who said...
Oh, Your Cards are so Cute and Fun! Love them! Thanks for Sharing! I'm now following you. :0)

This is what you have won! My friend Julie of Say Cheese Design has made this adorable retractable key chain and magnets to put on there... sorry the picture is so dark but one is a snowman and the other says Scrappy Holidays!  Cute right?? I hope you enjoy!! Thanks again for sending me your bloggies love! Don't forget to visit my friend Julie's website and also Kristal Andrew at Getting Cricky