Friday, January 20, 2012


Welcome to the "U R SO SWEET" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
HAPPY FRIDAY MY WONDERFUL BLOGGIE FRIENDS!!!!  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 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 using Kristal's stamps as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!! 

If you've hopped along from 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 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 Crafty Friends Stamp Set

But before I show you the set I used and my project you have to check out Kristal's newest releases!
It's Valentines

K Andrew Designs

**If you Buy $25, get the Mini Heart Bonus Set for FREE!!

K Andrew Designs

PLUS if you use the code heatherfreeship you get free shipping for the weekend! AWESOME!

Okay now to pass along my project... here is the Crafty Friends stamp set I used...

I used the word love to stamp and emboss on the back of the red paper I had from Hobby Lobby. I created half in black hearts to place around. The two pictures of my belly are from a pregnancy photo shoot my friend Julie did just one week before my son made his appearance.

I used the stamps from Crafty Friends to say



I thought this was a fitting way to use the stamps and show you that you can use them for ANYTHING! You just have to think outside the box and stamp a little differently. When you do you have hours upon hours of fun!!!
This just gives you a close up of the embossing and little black hearts

I hope you have enjoyed my layout as much as I enjoyed making it! Now on to the BLOG CANDY! Cause lets face it, we all love some blog candy! Okay so as I said before this Hop concludes a week long adventure in using K. Andrew Stamp Sets. Please be sure to check out my other projects from this week. For each comment you leave during the week you will earn extra entries into the Blog Candy Giveaway! There are a couple questions you have to answer with in the post this week too. If you get them answered that also gets you an extra entry! I will pick two blog hop winners next Friday (January 27). One will get a K. Andrew Stamp Set (if you have not ventured over there PLEASE DO SO! Don't forget if you want to order this weekend use the code heatherfreeship and you will get free shipping!) and the other will get a retractable key chain with a couple interchangeable magnets to go with from my good friend Julie at Say Cheese Designs. (Be sure to check her out! She has lots of hip fabulous products).

Well that is all from me my fabulous Bloggie Friends! Much love until next time!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: my fabulous DT sister Jana

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 5 of the week long K. Andrew Stampin fun!

Hey all! Sorry I am a bit late posting today. I have a sinus infection and spent the morning with the doctor. Not the way I wanted to start my day but what can you do. I hope you all are well! Today is day 5 of the Getting Cricky week long stampin fun! Have you had a chance to head over to K. Andrew Designs yet? If not I hope you will head over there! She has just released a bunch of new stamps including 2 Valentine's sets that are simply fabulous!

Today I have made a simple little card to send a friend on a "rainy" day.

It says you are friend-alicious. The wording I got from the K. Andrew Stamp set Crafty Friends and the cute little cupcake I got at walmart... I thought it would be a nice little pick me up for a friend. 

Here is the stamp set I used 

Alright friends! Tomorrow is the big U R SO SWEET Hop! I hope you are excited I know I am! Please be sure to visit my design team sister projects today!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Week of K. Andrew stamp designs day 4

Hello my bloggie friends! Happy Wednesday to you. I can not believe it is already the 18 of January! Where does the time go? Pretty soon it will be Valentine's day! At Getting Cricky we are preparing to get you excited for Valentine's say this weekend with our U R So Sweet Blog Hop! We hope you can join us! The Hop starts Friday at the Getting Cricky website!

Today is day 4 of our week long projects featuring one set of K. Andrews Stamp Sets. So today I have a sweet little project you could give your friends who like to scrap or make cards.

You could take a bunch of paper...even scraps and bundle them....
attach this adorable saying....

and you have a fabulous little present for a friend! How great is that.
As with the rest of my projects this week I have been Crafty Friends Stamp Set. Don't forget if you are looking to order this set or any of K. Andrew Designs stamps you can use the code heatherfreeship for free shipping all week long! 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you are enjoying the projects. Today in order to get entered into the Blog Candy giveaway please visit Getting Cricky and add the Getting Cricky Blog Hop blinky to your blog! :) And please leave me and my Design Teams sisters some bloggie love! Have a fabulous day all!

Check out the Design Team. We each picked one of K. Andrew's Stamp Sets to feature this week! Don't forget to leave some bloggie love

Featuring Amazing you is Sherry at Up or Down They're Beautiful

Featuring Coffee and Tea for You and Me, Coffee and Tea Time Image Set and Coffee and Tea TREATS - Tag-A-Long Sentiments is
Featuring Crafty Friends is
Heather at Heather's Crafty Blog Space and Debbie at DD's Crafts

Featuring Fall-O-Ween is
Jamie at  My Amusing Life

Fashionable Friends is
Erica  at My Cricut Craft Room and Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart

Featuring Food for Thought is
Featuring the Hoot Owl Image Set, Hooty Owl Accessories Image Set and Owly Hoo Sentiments is

Featuring the Pirate Party Image Set and Pirate Tales and Fish Scales (sentiments) is
Patti at Patti-Lynn Creations and Vero at Mommy's Crafty Creations

Featuring Positive Thoughts is Linda at Linda's Creativity

Featuring Scripture Sayings is
Letillia at Diva of 5 and Christel at Scrappin Sista

Featuring Winged Things is
Jessie at Sugarlips Sassy Surprises and RhoLynda at Blossoming Butterfly Creations

Featuring Winter Wishes is
Miranda at Nana's Scrap Spot and Ildi at The Craftin Mama

Thanks again ya'll!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Week of K. Andrew Design Stamp Projects Day 3

Hello Hello! And a good Tuesday to you all! I hope you are doing well. Today is day three of the Getting Cricky Week long Stamp project where we create a new project using one of K. Andrew stamps everyday until our U R So Sweet Blog Hop on Friday. I hope you have enjoyed following me and my Design Team sisters so far. I know I have had fun checking everyone's projects out and coming up with fabulous new ideas. If you have not had a chance to check out my first two projects please take some time and have a look. I will be giving out some blog candy at the end of the week. One lucky person will win a K. Andrew Stamp Set and the other will get a key chain with interchangeable magnets from my friend Julie at Say Cheese Designs.

I just wanted to mention again that Kristal is such an amazing person and I am so blessed to be on her design team! It has been so much fun getting to know the rest of the design team and create a little family with them. Kristal has the biggest heart. She does the stamps on the side and teaches full time. Because of her amazing heart  EVERY single package of stamps that you order goes to help CHARITY. Kristal researches her charities VERY carefully, and each one of them gives at least 85% or more directly to the people in need. Many charities give as little as 5%, but she wanted to make sure that the money she donates goes to the people in need, so 85% or more is what you will see from the charities she has chosen.
This is NOT a limited time deal. As long as her stamps are in production and for sale, $1 from EVERY single set will be donated!

The stamp set I have been using this week, Crafty Friends goes to benefit Kristal's "Signature Charity": Storefront Shelter to help children in need. She has arranged to send 1.00 from every single one of her stamp sets to benefit the Children's Shelter in San Diego, CA, where each night this organization takes to the streets in search of homeless children. This organization is called Storefront Shelter, and is located in San Diego, CA. Each month, she will be donating the money raised to Storefront. She has a very low profit margin, but I believes REAL work in this world is to do good, and she can think of no better way than to help a child. Isn't she amazing? So by purchasing this stamp set you will be helping a child in need as well.

Okay....On to today's project.

Today I made a little card for my facebook friends...
This saying just cracks me up. I used Food for Thought for the "HeY!" and Crafty Friends for the "Don't make me defriend you".  Isn't the saying funny? I could not think of a better character to say it then Mike from Monsters INC. Mike was cut from the Best of Pixar Cricut cartridge. He was cut at 3 1/2inches. The word bubble came from George and Basic Shapes.

Like the stamps sets you see used here today? Go here to order them
 Crafty Friends

 Food for Thought

Well on to today's way to enter for the Blog Candy. As always I would love for you to follow my blog but it is not required. Please leave me some bloggie love in the form of a comment and on that comment I would love for you to visit K. Andrew Designs and tell me which one of Kritsal's stamps sets you would like to get. 

Want to purchase that set today? Use the code heatherfreeship and you will get free shipping all week! How awesome is that?  

Thanks for stopping on by today! Have a marvoulous day and I hope to see you back here tomorrow! Don't forget to visit my Design Team sisters and leave them some bloggie love as well! They are doing some amazing work! Here are the links to follow along with!


Hi All! Just wanted to share this from Getting Cricky's Website! There is blog candy and the end with lots of chances to win! Be sure to check it out! 

Hi everyone! I have two more fabulous new stamp sets up for preorder for February release!
The new Valentine stamp sets will be here Tuesday, shipping out Wednesday! We have almost sold ALL of our preorders! So grab yours while you can!!!! we go!!!! The winners for the Valentine bundle set is #35 Jamie - oohLaLaPaperieJan 2, 2012 11:43 PM who said Shared this giveaway on my fb ooh la la Paperie. : )
Congrats! Email me to receive your prize--please put your name, address, and the item won!

NEW releases for February! These are up for preorder and will ship end of January if not sooner!

All about Animals (Larger sheet)

All stamp orders of 25.00 or more will receive a FREE mini set while supplies last!

BLOG CANDY: WIN the FAMILY stamp set!!!

Be a Follower of my Kristal's Blog (One entry)

Leave me a comment on Getting Cricky  (One Entry)

Post this to your blog with a LINK Back here (One Entry)

Post Kristal's blinkie with a Link back here (One Entry)

Post a link to Kristal's Stamp Store on your blog or Facebook (One Entry)

Visit Kristal's store and tell her what her top selling stamp set (One Entry)

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TELL as many as you can & have them say you sent them (One entry for every person who comments)

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Week of K. Andrew Design Stamp Projects Day 2

GOOD MONDAY TO YOU ALL! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I know I had a great one with my family. Today is day 2 of our week long Stamp Designs with K. Andrew Design stamp sets! In case you are just stopping by today and did not get a chance to see yesterdays project please check it out!  My fellow Getting Cricky Design Team sisters and I will be featuring one set of K. Andrew's stamp sets this week and coming up with projects all week long leading up to the BIG U R So Sweet Hop this weekend. Are you as excited as I am??!?!?

I hope you have had the chance to stop over and visit K. Andrew Designs and see the amazing stamp sets Kristal has to offer. She is such an amazing person. Not only are her stamps made right here in the US but at least a $1 from each stamp set goes to a charity Kristal has researched. There are some AMAZING stamp sets and charities that are being supported by these sets. This week I am featuring the crafty friends stamp set. I love this stamp set because I have so much fun blogging and the sayings just crack me up. It is super fun and goes well with lots of different projects! Here it is....

For today's project I made a layout using the Pooh and Friends Cartridge.

I love the way this turned out. I used the Besties and Stars from the Crafty Friends Stamp set.

Here is a closer look at the stamp set.

Cute right? I know. :)

Okay so I want to do a little blog candy this week. So I am going to do a giveaway... I am going to do two giveaways! I am going to giveaway a stamp set and a key chain and magnet set from my friend Julie at Say Cheese Designs. In order to get into the giveaway I would love for you to comment on each day of the projects and tell me your thoughts and each day I will have a different little thing for you to do each day. Today I would like you to visit my friend Julie at Say Cheese Design and tell me which button/magnet you would love to have from her store! Who knows you just might get it!  

Want to order some of K. Andrew Designs Stamps? Now is the time to do it. Enter the code heathershipfree and you will have free shipping this week! You know you want to! :) 

Okay friend that is all from me today but PLEASE be sure to go to my amazing Design Team Sisters and leave them some bloggie love. A lot of them have blog candy for this week as well!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simply Sunday Challenge - Let it Snow/U R SO SWEET Week long fun DAY 1

Hey all my bloggie friends! Today is an exciting day! Today we are starting a week long crafty adventure at Getting Cricky... The challenge (well more like the fun) is to use one set of K. Andrew Design Stamp Set on a weeks worth of projects! I LOVE THIS IDEA! Although I could come up with a lot more then a weeks worth of projects from any of the stamp sets because they are so versatile and loads of fun! But not only do we get to do this but it is also SIMPLY SUNDAY CHALLENGE FUN DAY! This weeks Simply Sunday Challenge Project is Let it Snow using embossing. Fun right? I will explain how you can participate after I show you my projects.

Well I just have to say this first I am VERY new to the whole embossing thing so please excuse the lack of ability to do this well. But here are two cards I made up for this weeks challenge...

Since the theme this week is "Let it Snow" I even went outside and took my pictures in the snow we finally got this week. And boy did we get a lot... no more long fall for us. On to the shovel and boots!
Okay anyway... This was my first card. The sentiment came from K. Andrew Design Crafty Friends Stamp Set. I will be using this stamp set all week long to show you how much CRAZY FUN you can have with it (or just plain fun if you do not like to get CRAZY like me).  The saying reads "Bloggie Friends are the Best Friends". This sentiment is so fitting!! I have been making so many new and wonderful Bloggie Friends and they truly become your family! I love my bloggie friends! :) The Snow people came from a Close to My Heart Stamp Set called Snow Friends. The embossing powder is Zing from American Crafts. The background paper is just something from my scrappy pile.

My second card I like a little more. I was getting a little better at the embossing process... not much but a little! The snowflakes in the back as well as the snowman is from the same Close to My Heart stamp as above. Again I used the AMAZINGLY fun Crafty Friends stamp set. The ribbon is from Michael's. GLITTERY FUN!  You have to love that.

This is the AWESOME K. Andrew Design stamp set I used. It is Crafty Friends. I think this set is so much fun. I love my blog... it is like my own little world and everyone knows me here :) haha. But the sayings are just to much fun. :) Especially if you are a blogger! Want to Order it? Check it out HERE

So these are my Simply Sunday Challenge Fun projects. Think you would like to participate in this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge? Here are the requirements...
Post any "Let it Snow" project of your choice & link up by 1/14/12 at Getting Cricky
Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
Make sure Kristal's Blinki is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to Kristal's blog Getting Cricky
Leave a comment on the Getting Cricky Website
HAVE FUN & spread the word!

Remember at the top of my post I mentioned these projects were also a week long project we are doing over at Getting Cricky? Some of my awesome Design Team sisters have picked a K. Andrew Design stamp set of their choice and are having fun as well! Be sure to check out their projects and leave them some bloggie love. This week long project ends with the Getting Cricky Blog Hop on Friday (1/20) where we will be doing a U R So Sweet Themed Hop using the stamps we chose! Hope you can follow us all for the week and make it to the hop! I may just have some blog candy for a follower or two who follow all week long and come to the hop! (Okay there is no maybe about it!) JOIN US!

Check out my Design Team Sister Here

Thanks so much for Stopping over! Have a great SUNDAY!!! See you all lots this week I hope!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stamping Tuesday fun!

Well Hello all my Bloggie Friends! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you are having a stellar week this far! I made a little something something... otherwise know as a card! :) I was having fun with guess what... MY K. ANDREW DESIGN STAMPS! Crazy I know but they were just sitting there in front of me screaming PLAY WITH ME!!! So I did. I used four different sets for this one little card and they all blend so well together! So here is the card...

It reads "Everything is better with YOU Miss you!"
Just a fun little card to send a friend I am missing.

 The You comes from Winter Wishes
The tea cup, spoon and tea pot come from Coffee and Tea Time.. Aren't these fun images!!

 The Everything is better came from The Coffer and Tea Treats....
Miss you was from one of my personal favs Fashionable Friends

Like what you see and want to get your own stamps to play!??!?! Go and visit my friend Kristal at K. Andrew Design and order yourself some new toys!!! Go on you deserve it!

Don't forget she is pre-ordering her STELLAR Valentine's Day set... if you buy both sets you get a free mini and they are SIMPLY ADORABLE! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

Also wanted to give you a heads up of the things going on and coming up! Right now we have the Simply Sunday Challenge - Celebration going on! Loads of fun... link up your project that has to do with a celebration on the Getting Cricky Website. You have until Saturday at 11:59 pm to do this! See my Simply Sunday Challenge post or the Getting Cricky Website for all the details!

This Sunday (1-15) we will be doing a new Simply Sunday Challenge starting at 12 p.m. EST on the Getting Cricky Blog. Be sure to check it out and link up your project. Tuesday  (1-17) we will be doing the Getting Cricky Link Up the Love Party! You won't want to miss this! It is a great way to meet to crafty friends and have everyone seeing your amazing projects! ALSO Starting on Sunday (1-15) some of the Getting Cricky Design Team will be doing a week long blog about Kristal's stamps. We have chosen one stamp set to feature for the week and we will be posting project each day that are using the set we picked out. Then starting Friday (1-20) we are going to be doing our Monthly Getting Cricky Blog Hop! 
It will be a busy week full of amazing projects! I can't wait to share them with you all and hope you will follow along all week long! 

Thanks for stopping today and I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week! With all these projects coming up I am going to go lock myself in my scrap room now :) Later tators!

All my bloggie love, 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Valentine/Love Stamp set Release from K. Andrew Design

Hey all. I wanted to share this post with you from Kristal over at Getting Cricky! Be sure to stop by and check it out!!! She has even more stamps coming out then this AND THEY ARE FABULOUS!! Enjoy my friends....

The following is from the Getting Cricky Website

NEW VALENTINE/LOVE stamp sets! Preorder--FREE Key to My Heart

HI everyone! I'm super excited to say things are *starting* to calm down a bit for me..and I've just finished some amazing new stamp sets that will be shipping January 22'nd just in time for Valentines! They are pretty versatile and I'm super excited with how they turned out!

Key to My Heart Mini Set (Mix & Match) 5 stamps total

I want to share them with you first! Also, if you order BOTH Valentine themed sets or spend $25.00 or more, I'll include the mini stamp set: Key to My Heart (mix and match).
So what do you think?

It's Valentines stamp set (26 stamps)

We will be featuring Valentine themed projects in our blog hop at the end of the month--and I can't wait till February when I do some new releases--I plan on starting back blogging, tutorials, videos here in the next month!

I Heart You stamp set (23 stamps)
Most sentiments fit inside the hearts!

ALOT of our stamps have great mix and match stamps that are perfect for Valentine projects. Dont' forget our Hooty Owl & Accessories has images/sentiments for EVERY Holiday/Season. It's like a little owl doll you can dress up for any theme! I love it!!!

Hooty Owl (Dress Him Up with Hooty Accessories for EVERY occasion!)

Hooty's Accessories & sentiments for EVERY occasion!

Owly Hoo Sentiments (Lots of Love sentiments!)

Dont' forget you can click on our Gallery tab & see lots of projects created with K Andrew Design stamp sets for inspiration. You can also visit our Facebook Page and see fabulous projects posted too! Post your favorite project you've made with my stamps, because one awesome contestant who posts their project will win a set of ALL my NEW releases planned for February! Woot! More to come on the Favorite KAD projects contest coming soon! I will have it set up for voting too! Wooohooo!

Be a Follower of my blog here (One entry)
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CHANCE to win the entire VALENTINE release set FREE--if you send people over, have them say you sent them--that is also extra entries.

This past year was an incredible journey thru my heart and soul, and I'm celebrating the New Year with a NEW YOU attitude--life is going to have the ups and downs...but God is with us, and every experience only makes us stronger--and lifts our souls to a higher level. I started teaching 4'th grade! Met someone wonderful that I know God destined just for me...have found a charming historic 1941 home that my boys and I now both call home, divorced, moved across the country, and just fell out of crafting for a few months, and now.....I'm continuing the amazing journey thru life...just like each of you. Isn't that what our souls long to do? It's totally the Journey....not the end.

Love to you all!
Cricky Smooches!

Snow Delightful Wednesday

Well good Wednesday morning my friends! I hope you are all doing super today! So I had the New Years Resolution to start posting more.... so I am working on it! Today I wanted to post a card I made using Kristal's amazing stamps! :)  LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM... In case you did not already know.

I made this fun little card to send a friend who just needs some cheering up :)

The snow delightful came from the "Winter Wishes" Stamp Set

The "You Are..." came from the Food for Thought Stamp Set.

kad004:Food For Thought sentiment stamp set In Stock! - Click Image to Close

If you would like to get your hands on these fabulous Stamp Sets all you have to do is head over to K. Andrew Designs and order! She will send you them and you will be all set to play.

 Thanks for stopping by my bloggie friends.
Until next time,