Sunday, March 11, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge 3-11

Hello Bloggie Friends! I hope you are doing well on this FINE Sunday! Hope you didn't forget to Spring your clocks ahead an hour. I love that we "spring" our clocks forward because it means it is SPRING! And I love everything about Spring, the birds chirpin', the sun is out longer, no more snow (although this has been an amazingly calm winter) and of course the flowers blooming! I don't really like the losing an hour of sleep and trying to get the kiddos into the new routine though. Takes a little while for them to adjust. But I will get over it because it is SPRING :).

Okay enough of that soapbox! I am excited because today is the Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky. Fun right? Well this week's challenge is about 3 colors. You must use the Green, white and one other color of your choice. So me being the IRISH girl that I am thought SWEET! I will make something that is Saint Patrick's Day! So I was messing around trying to come up with ideas. I was looking at digi's online because my amazing Design Team sisters have been using them and they are so stinkin' cute I wanted to give it a shot. There are some super cute ones out there too, and free I might add. But then it hit me! A little craft for my kiddos to take to school! So I came up with this.....

I made this little hat... with a surprise inside. I will be honest it was harder then I thought using just the three colors. I wanted to use some gold so badly!!! But I got it to work. The structure of the hat is a toilet paper roll to make it sturdy. I cut the bottom circle and put a card underneath the green to make it a little stronger. Then I took the toilet paper and a green piece of card stock (cut to the roll size) and hot glue gunned the paper down. I cut a little off the top of the hat (a little less then an inch) because the toilet paper roll stood a little to tall for my desired hat height. Then I used the hot glue gun and glued around the bottom of the toilet paper roll and attched it to the circle. I cut a little circle for the top of the hat (I used a little glue on this but did not glue it all the way so that I could add a special treat). I used my Stamping Cricut Cartridge to cut the shamrocks... the small ones are cut at 1/2 inch and the top one is cut at an inch. I used a strip of scrap black paper and added that to the bottom along with a little white square for the buckle (I so wanted to use Gold but what can you do? Rules are rules ;)) And wellll---ahhhh (if that is how you spell it, sounded right in my head) my little IRISH hat is finished. But of course what would a project be if I did not add a Kristal Andrew Designs Stamp? It will just be blah! So I used my wonderful Fashionable Friends stamp set (which by the way is her number one seller right now so if you don't have it YOU NEED IT! ;) ) and added the sentiment "Hats off to you". See it does add a ton of life to the project don't you think? Yeah me too!

Well enough of my babble! It is your turn to enter the Simply Sunday Challenge!!!
Here is what you do...

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Green, white and one color of your choice project of your choice & link up by 3/24/12
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria (the more you most the more amazing chances to win)
  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 a comment at Getting Cricky under this challenge
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word! (We love it when you scream Kristal's name of Getting Cricky from the roof tops)
  6. The winner will receive a surprise K Andrew Designs stamp set!! (Lucky Ducks! These Stamps Rock)
ALRIGHT! You have some work to do! Go play with your paper and have some fun! Dr. Heather's orders! ;) Enjoy the week all! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Many wonderful blessings,

Psst... shhhh.... I am about to break the rules! DON'T TELL ANYONE! You saw my Simply Sunday Challenge project I only used the three colors (Green, White and Black)... but I could not resist showing you the next part!! I had to sneak another color it! SSSHHHH!!! Don't tell on me!

What good is a Saint Patrick's Day with out a little yummy Gold!
Okay now I really have to go because I have to go make about 40 more of these! Gotta any spare toilet paper rolls I can have? :)

Oh here is the stamp set I used...

Don't have it but want it.... Go HERE and order away! I just placed an order for three new stamp sets! Can't wait to show you what I come up with next!!!

Okay I'll see ya'll later! Enjoy the day!!


Lisa said...

This is so stinkin creative and fabulous, Heather!! What an awesome project!! I won't tell that you used share those Reece cups ;) Yummy!! I love this project!! And I'm on the Spring soapbox right along with ya :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Getting Cricky DT

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the St. Patrick's Day hat and I'm still in awe of how it is made from a toilet roll. The photo did not give away the size as being from a toilet paper roll. I have to try to make this. I made a comment on Getting Cricky site about understanding the color requirements. Some of ther DT had more than 1 other color with the green & white so I was figuring that it meant you had to use at least one other color and that other colors were ok as long as you had green/white and at least one other color. So your gold could have been added but I like the gold candy treats better. Yah! I have a creation I'm posting on Mon blog that uses green/white/brown & silver and black for stamp ink that I want to enter. Please respond.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amanda said...

Super cute! I would have never guessed a toilet paper roll!! And what a wonderful idea for your kids to take to school!! :) TYFS :)

Getting Cricky JrDt

Anita Braddock said...

Supper cute Idea love the heat and the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing
Anita GCDT Sister


Very cool project!! My lips are sealed!!

Larelyn said...

Oh my gosh! This is just the cutest project. I LOVE the surprise!
GC JrDT sis

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super fun idea!! I agree with you the gold just gave it the last touch. I wont say anything if you share some gold with me lol

Veronica JrDT-Sister

Cheri said...

This is so cute. I love your creativity and style. I won't tell about your "Gold", but were they kisses - lol?

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

Miranda said...

Super Cute!
Miranda :)

Lynda said...

I love this project!!! Great job!

GCDT Sister

HeatherLynn said...

soooo stinkin cute!!