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!


Lisa said...

Wow, Heather, what an amazing bucket of goodies!! All of the sentiments you used are just perfect for the gifts!! This is fabulous!! Wow!! :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Amy said...

In a word... FABULOUS!! In more words... I just LOVE your buckets of FUN!! You always put such LOVE and inspiration into your projects -- SO CREATIVE!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

Hugs from your Getting Cricky DT Sister,
Amy :) at

Amanda said...

What a super cool idea to welcome your guests!!! How awesome!!! Love it!!!


CathyinMN said...

What a great idea for house guests! Your bucket looks like it's practical and very fun! Love that you were able to put a lot of the stamp sayings with the items in the bucket. I'm sure your guests ar going to love it! Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Melissa said...

What a great idea! It will make your friends enjoy their visit that much more. I may need to borrow these ideas!

Sugarlips said...

Can I come stay with you? I want this bucket. :) Great job. I bet they will love it.

Jenscrapstoo said...

Heather, this is a super cool bucket of fun!! Love what you did with this!! Cheers Jennie

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

This is a great idea. They will love it!

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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

I already LIKE you on FB

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Anonymous said...

that is a nifty idea for having guests. They will feel very loved! And i share your love of polka dots, dont matter what color, although i love brown and pink ones. Very cute idea!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow how Super Awesome. love the colors and the Ideas you have come up with are Cool thanks for sharing your projects. great Sentiments.

OmaGloria said...

Terrific survival kit! It is so nice that you have stayed close with your friends and can see each other from time to time!!!

Precious Hugs
Getting Cricky DT Member

Cheri said...

This whole project is fabulous! The water bottle is my favorite part. Genius!


Diana Lynn Martin said...

This is so great Heather! I love polka dots too! Your guests are so lucky!

Diana :)
Leelee Card Designs
Getting Cricky DT Sister

marg0006 said...

What wonderful ideas. It seems like so much fun.

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Sisters Craft Cafe said...

wonderful projects they are full of love. I know they will love these gifts.

sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com


This is super cute!! I love all the stuff inside, too funny about the hotel supplies!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

puffinliz said...

Great idea and I am sure your friends will LOVE it!

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

WOW!!! That is a bucket of FUN!!!!
Great idea

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LeeAnn from NC said...

What a fun way to welcome your guests ! I'm sure they'll never forget how nice it was to arrive and see that you took the time to prepare something so thoughtful and cute for them.....and they'll even have something to take home as a souvenier of their visit with you. Very clever and thoughtful !

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love your bucket of fun!!! What a great way to welcome guests into your home. I have a good basket in the guest bath with all the little extras in case our guest forgot to bring something. But I love your idea of added the cute sentiments. TFS. Very clever.

Tami Scrappin Rabbit Designs
tamiallore at hotmail dot com

Indy said...

What a fantastic idea!

Creative M said...

Super Cute Idea!love it!Love the Polka Dot paper!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow how cool is this. Its like a bucket list but you have your bucket goodies to travel. This is so cute and such a great ideal. TFS AJ~

Nanette said...

What a great and fun idea...TFS!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Nanette said...

I went over and liked your FB page and left a comment.

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

S.Bayles said...

Great project. Thanks for a great blog hop. I am a long time follower of Kristal's. Visit my blog sometime and check out all the cards I have made with her stamps.

Creative Diva said...

Seriously, what fun projects. Great job.

Getting Cricky DT Sister

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

What fun Idea.. You did an awsome job and the sentiment is perfect! That is such a great Idea for birthdays and so on! Thanks for giving me the chance to win!

rlovew said...

Fabulous idea for a bucket of fun- such a sweet idea for your family. rlovew1976 at

Michele from MS said...

OMG your guests are going to have so much fun with this! What a wonderful idea to make them feel welcome!! Love the polka dotted paper! Thanks for the inspiration!! Already a follower here ~

Michele from MS said...

New Facebook follower! Thanks for letting us know about it!

Karen L said...

This is so cute!! I can think of so many uses for a bucket of goodies like this...and all sorts of themes! How fun!!! I'm a new follower!