Thursday, May 31, 2012

Well OWL BE - Blog Hop - Save the date!!

I am super excited to let you know I have been asked by my friend Heather over at Random Recipes, Paper Crafts and Photos by HL to be part of her Well OWL Be Blog Hop! It is going to be a great time and there is a fabulous line up! There is also some major blog candy to be won!  So save the date for June 22 and be sure to stop by the hop and check out our Owly-fun projects! If you have a chance add the picture below to your side bar and help us spread the word!! 

Again the date is going to be June 22, 2012, so please mark your calendar's to join us for this owl themed hop! I am so excited, I can't wait to see what everyone creates! I am sure this hop is going to be over flowing with inspiration! We would be so happy to have you come hop with us!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Mermaids Crafts: Bless Your Lil Old Heart, and BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!...

Hey all! My friend Lisa at A Mermaids Crafts is doing a 900 follower giveaway! Be sure to check it out and if you are not a follower of Lisa you should! She is amazing!

A Mermaids Crafts: Bless Your Lil Old Heart, and BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!...: Happy Tuesday, everyone!! I hope you are having a fabulous week :) In celebration of passing 900 followers, I have Blog Candy !! But first,...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Head to Getting Cricky

Hey all! I am the designated design team member over at Getting Cricky today! So be sure to check it out! Some Disney fun came out of my lab the other day and I am excited to share it with you!

Also Kristal is crankin' out the new stamp sets and I am not sure which to order first they are all sooooo amazing!!! Be sure to check them out! Here is a sneak peek of the pre-orders she has out now!

PS... I copied this from her website! She is doing a GIVEAWAY! You know you want in... so be sure to head over there quick and get in on the fun!!

(Again this is straight from Kristal's page so when it says I it means her :)) 

I have been designing like crazy to have SOME AMAZING new sets coming out in late June or July...however I had TWO stamp set that I absolutely had to release early! The first one you saw was EVEN MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT...It's a larger stamp set than the original Food for Thought, but it is a perfect companion to Food for Thought, and it's all food puns! Here it is... and it's IN STOCK ready to ship out!!!

Even More Food for Thought

AND my newest set that I'm going to take PREORDERS on is....Sweet July! It will be here June 15'th, and boy am I excited about it! What do you think? It has a TON of sentiments on it that are perfect for the SUMMER!!! It makes a perfect companion to Splashtastic Summer..check it out! This is also a bigger stamp set than the original.

Sweet July

I also have a NEW retailer in Austrailia, named Meany Potato! Please check them out and tell them K Andrew sent you!
Update: I'm announcing ALL blog winners on the 1'st of July for recent candy giveaways...and then I'll ship ALL blog candy won for the past month 2'nd of July!!! This will help me and YOU remember!!!

GIVEAWAY! Okay girls! Let's do a GIVEAWAY!!! Just leave me a comment and I'll give away ONE stamp set of YOUR choice! I want to know your PLANS for this summer!

*Be a Follower (One Entry)
*Tell me which is my BEST and LEAST best seller
*Post this giveaway on YOUR blog
*Tell a friend
*Pop up my Blog Badge on your blog
*Post this on your Facebook or Twitter
*Pin this on Pinterest
*Like Meany Potato on Facebook and tell them I sent you! Give them a BIG Aussie Hi from the USA!
*Leave me a comment with your plans for the Summer

Okay end Kristal's words and go back to Heather's words :)

Alright! Head over to Getting Cricky and get all your entries in! Good luck and have a great Memorial Day!!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge Disney style!

Hi all! It is SUNDAY fun day. Hope you all are relaxing and enjoying the day. I know we have not done the Simply Sunday Challenge for a bit at Getting Cricky but that is because we are switching things up a bit as you may have heard. But it is still the same fun and this week I am super excited because it is DISNEY fun! I love doing Disney themed projects. Growing up in Southern California I had a year round pass to Disneyland and LOVED IT! I still have lots of great memories from Disneyland, like being chased around by Captain Hook or even though the characters are not suppose to talk Tigger hugging me and saying "I like her because she is the cuddlest", like I said lots of great memories. SO anyways! I had fun creating a couple cards for the Simply Sunday Challenge and may have a couple more for this week!

Today my kiddos happen to be invited to a birthday party and the theme is Minnie Mouse. So I made this card for their good friend to go with her fun Minnie themed present 

Here is the front of the card. I made using Mickey Font Cricut Cartridge. It is cut at 6 inch and the number 5 is cut at 4 1/2

Here is the back of the card. I used K. Andrew Designs Of Mice & Lil Men (Mouse a -rrific) and Splastastic Summer (wishing you a, day)

A little close up of the wording...

Here are the stamps sets I used. You can just click on them and it should take you right to the place to order them! YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO. Through today (5-20-2012) if you enter promo code "newship" your order ships for free! What a deal right? 

Here is another little card I made up. I copied the image of Mickey off the net. The starburst is from the Accents cartridge cut at two inches and the sentiment is from Of Mice & Lil Men 

So I know you are ready to enter this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge so here is what you need to know...

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Disney project of your choice & link up by  midnight on 6/2/12
  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 and Getting Cricky from the roof tops)
  6. The winner will receive a little something special from Kristal! 
Okay... off you go. I am sending you to your craft room until you come up with something! ;) Enjoy the week ahead my friends. Hoping it holds many special blessings for you all. Oh and if you did not have a chance please check out this weekends Summertime Blog Hop!

Have a great day y'all.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Getting Cricky Summertime Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Summertime" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!! We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! We'd like to invite you to visit each of our DT Sisters' Blogs (it's just half the crew this month -- you'll see the other half next month!!) and our very special Guest Designer, Melissa from Needful Things!! Throughout the hop we'll be showing what we love about.... SUMMERTIME!! From parties and celebrations to campfires and s'mores, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Sooooo, let's get hopping... If you've hopped along from Jennie at Jenscrapstoo 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... I am ubber excited to show you my project!!!! For my project, I'm featuring two sets

Fashionable Friends

K Andrew Designs
and Splashtastic Summer

K Andrew Designs
 For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview!!

Okay are you ready for it!!!!
Here it is!

Okay so my hubby and I have this wonderful group of friends that we have know for a long time. One of the  families actually introduced my hubby and I. Any way, although we are spread all over Minnesota and Wisconsin we still try to get together a couple times a year. This time it is at our place and I am sooo excited for them to come. Even though it is not until July I have been trying to come up with this for us to do and ways to welcome them. So I have come up with this "Bucket of fun" to help them feel welcome. I have to admit it is a work in progress though. I have a couple food items that I want to put in there but do not want to do that until closer to the time. I will post another picture in July when they are all done! I am in love with polka dots for some reason right now so I found this cute polka dot paper at Hobby Lobby. The ribbon is also from there. The word welcome is from Micky Font Cricut Cartridge cut at an inch. The sentiment "buckets of fun" comes from K. Andrew Designs  Splashtastic Summer. 

Here is a close up of the lid...
Inside so far this is what I have... a splash ball for the kids... Have a ball seemed appropriate for the sentiment (Splashtastic Summer Stamp Set)

A kit with tooth paste, floss, soap, shampoo, lotion, conditioner (see saving that stuff from the hotel eventually comes in handy) I used the sentiment "From one fashionista to another, cleave right? (From the Fashionable Friends Stamp Set)
 A flashlight so they can see there was around in the house when it is dark or outside when we do campfires. Then sentiment "Shine on!" came from Splashtastic Summer.
 Here is a little look see at all the stuff inside. I have a little room to work with!

I also thought I would make these up for the guests. If you saw my earlier post I used this for teacher appreciation but think it would be cute to have around the house. The sentiment "water you up to" is from Splashtastic Summer as well.

Okay a little bit of fun news!!!!

Kristal has TWO BRAND NEW Stamp Art Sets that are now available for Pre-Order with an expected ship date of May 25th!! If you want to be one of the FIRST to own these SUPER-CUTE sets, you'll definitely want to order TODAY (clicking on the previews will take you directly to the order page!!)...

 Guy Talk

K Andrew Designs
 Southern Sayings

They are super fun and I can not wait to order! Want to order them? Now is a great time! Enter the promo code "newship" and you will get free shipping this weekend on any purchase! WOOT WOOT!!

Okay now for the blog candy! I will be offering one of the new sets to one lucky winner! I will give you a full week to enter! I will pick a winner Saturday May 26! How do you enter you ask? Well you leave me some bloggie love of course! Want an extra entry? Like my facebook page Heather's Crafty Space and leave me a message there as well! (Already a fan just leave me a message).

Okay I hope you had fun all! That is it from the Getting Cricky DT and our special guest. We hope you had fun! We sure did! If you missed anything or got lost along the way the inlinkz will help you find your way! Enjoy the weekend!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day to all you hot momma's out there! I hope you have something fun planned for today! I am going to church and breakfast with my mommy and looking forward to fun with my kiddos this afternoon :) It is going to be a great day. I just had to jump on quick and share so fabulous news with you. KRISTAL IS RELEASING TWO NEW SETS! They are so fun and if you are looking for so adorable sayings you know you can always find them at K. Andrew Designs. But here is the low down on the new releases!

The first one is for the GUYS in our life--since Father's Day is right around the corner...Guy Talk...It's full of great Mix and Match sentiments to create endless fun and cool sayings for that great guy in your life (hubby, boyfriend, dad, son, friend, uncle, etc).

What do you think? This is a Larger set and can be used on so many different gifts, cards and other projects for the men in your life!!

You are going to flip for this next set... Southern Sayings. It is also Mix and Match so the sayings can be used for endless sentiments. So many cute things for both scrappin and card making... or whatever else you may use your stamps for! It is way to cute not to own!!

For the NEXT 4 days only, Kristal is offering FREE shipping on these preorders if you order them and any other sets with it. As long as you order ONE of these new preorders, your entire order ships free when they arrive. They will be here no later than the 24'th of May with an expected ship date to you of the 26th!
Use code: newship at

So head on over to and comment on the new release to let Kritsal know what you think....She is also doing a small giveaway. So be sure to leave a comment and she will enter you to win a SURPRISE embellishment pack!
Please make sure to let your friends know and share this post with them.

So that is all from me for now! Remember if you have a chance like Heather's Crafty Space on facebook! Thanks all! Have a fabulous day!!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Getting Cricky

Hey all! Pop on over to Getting Cricky today for my post! It is another of my Teacher Appreciation Week ideas! I think you will love it! Leave me some love here or at Getting Cricky and let me know what you think! Hope you have a stellar weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday fun

Hey all! I was so hoping to post every day this week but of course life happened! Who knew a stay at home mom could be so busy! YIKES! But it is always fun. I love being busy and having fun with my monkeys! I hope your week is going well. Tomorrow is Friday! WOOT WOOT! I am excited to be spending Mother's Day with my mom. She is such an amazing woman and I am soooo lucky to call her my mother. She has the biggest heart and has always been there for me no matter what!If I am half the mom she is I consider myself lucky! Oh I can't wait to spend the day with her! I hope all you mamma's out there have a fabulous Mother's Day planned.

SWITCHING BACK... this week is Teacher Appreciation Week! So I have been making something for my son's teachers as well as the fabulous bunch of teachers my husband works with. It has been fun. This is a little post card I made for them....

I love Chocolate and it is always there for me, maybe a little tooooo often is it there for me! ;)  But I thought this would be a cute little pick me up for the fabulous teachers. 

For this card I used my K. Andrew Design Stamps of course! I used Fashionable Friends

and Coffee & Tea Treats

Well that is all from me today. The sun is shinning and it looks like it is going to be GORGEOUS out today so it is time for me to get out and walk some of that Chocolate off!!! ;) 

I hope you all have a fabulous day! Oh hey! Don't forget to check out the Getting Cricky page. Kristal has been having some amazing guest designers and the DT has been posting a little something for you each day. I am on deck for tomorrow! And if you have the chance check out my Facebook page HERE and become a fan if you have the chance! 
Okay that really is it! Have a good one! :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week fun!

Howdy all! Hope you are doing well! I was working in my lab this weekend, I mean my craft room and having some fun! So I am hoping to have a post for you each day this week! It is Teacher Appreciation Week in case you did not know so I want to extend my appreciation to all you teachers out there!  You have a very hard job at times but you are molding minds and creating a better future for all so THANK YOU!!! I made teacher appreciation water bottles for the teachers my hubby works with. I found the idea on Pinterest! Have I ever mentioned that I LOVE Pinterest! Well I do :) Almost as much as I love K. Andrew Design Stamps :) So of course I used the two together.

For the water bottles I did for the teachers I did not use my stamps but I did make one for my son's bus driver who is wonderful! She is so great with the kids and we just love her. So this is the water bottle I made HERE....

I made it using the Splastastic Summer Set from  K. Andrew Designs. I think it is pretty cute. You can purchase that set 

Then for the teachers I made ones that said Thank you for quenching the student's thirst for knowledge on the ones I made for my hubby's school and the ones I made for my son's teachers say 
Thank you for quenching my thirst for knowledge. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week, Love Noah 

Well I have to get back to it! I am making projects for 40 teachers so I am busy busy! Hope you have a great week ya'll! :)