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



Amanda said...

Adorable LO ! Love the embossing! TYFS :)

Getting Cricky JrDt - sister

Lisa said...

Oh, Heather, what fabulous use of the stamps!! And what a gorgeous layout!! The pictures are so beautiful!! I absolutely love this!! :)

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister


Very pretty layout Heather!! Love the different sentiments in the hearts!!

Shawnee said...

Beautiful layout. I love how you used the stamps with the hearts. :) Great job.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet layout. It does show that you can use the stamps for anything!

CathyinMN said...

I love how you used the stamps in the LO! What a wonderful LO! TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Debbie said...

love your layout and these sets are so fun I am using the same set and I am having so much fun with it too hugs my friend Debbie
Getting Cricky Jr DT

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

OMG...he is just sooooo cute!! Great layout to cherish forever!! Love it!!

Ildi your DT sister

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great layout and creative way to use the sentiments. TFS.

Cheri said...

Way to use "Crafty Friends"! The sentiments are perfect for your story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT Sister

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Sweet. Like the baby layout.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Charlotte said...

Heather, This is just such a sweet LO. I love the way you used the stamps. And the photos are wonderful.

Anita Braddock said...

Supper sweet. Love this layout. very special. love the way you used your hearts and the embossing is great. thanks for sharing your special moment.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. sister

Lady Fair said...

Adorable layout, love the use of embossing. TFS

Miranda said...

Great LO!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

Larelyn said...

What a special time and a lovely way to cherish the memory. Great job, Heather. I tried to become a follower, but Google wasn't playing nicely. I'll try again soon.

marg0006 said...

How sweet. A memory that will last a lifetime.
Loving Scrapper 101

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Beautiful Layout!!

Veronica Getting Cricky JrDT Sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Jana said...

Heather your layout is totally adorable and sweet. I love the way you made the background paper even better with Kristal's stamps. A fun way to use them. Your baby is precious! What a sweet memory. Love being on the DT at Getting Cricky with you.

Lynda said...

Your layout is absolutely wonderful Heather! I just got this set and I can't wait to play with it! Great projects this week!!!

GCDT Sister

Sugarlips said...

The layout is so cute! It is so sweet that you have those pictures for a memory.

GCDT sister

ShersL84bed said...

Such a special layout. I wish I had some like this.

Smiles Sher

scrappinC said...

OMG! your layout is beautiful. Love how you used the stamps and the pictures say it all.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Karen L said...

Love this totally sweet layout!! The stamps worked so well for this and the photos are adorable!! I am a follower of both your blog and Getting Cricky!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your LO is great! I love how you incorporated the stamps to make a creative background. This is a great way to memorialize so a wonderful event. TFS and scrappy hugs!

GC Jr. DT Member

Anonymous said...

This Blog was most helpful, your ideas are straight to the point, and the colors are cool too.

Jenscrapstoo said...

This is a lovely layout, and great use of stamps :)
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky Jnr DTM sister