Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Hey all! I needed to play catch up on some winners. I have been teaching summer school this summer. Having been a stay at home mom for a little over 3 years going back to work proved to be a little bit more challenging then I thought! So I want to catch you up on the winners from the Getting Cricky June Blog Hop and the the Owl Be Blog Hop.

The winner of the June Getting Cricky blog hop is #11 Bunny Freak. You can have your choice of a $10 Michael's or Hobby Lobby gift card or a Kristal Andrew Stamp Set of your choice.

The winner of the envelop of fun from the Owl BE Blog Hop is #18 Angie Ashuk.

Ladies if you could email me at hleverson 714 at gmail dot com I will get your prizes out to you in the next week or so.

Thank you to all who follow my blog! You all are amazing and I love ya! :) Have a wonderful Wednesday! Since it is suppose to be a 100+ here today I am off to my craft room to stay cool. My apologies on being so late with the announcement!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Getting Cricky Celebrate This Blog Hop

 Welcome to the "Celebrate This" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

 Yahoo! Yahoo! Celebrate good times come on ! - Let's celebrate

 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 and our very special Guest Designer, Lynn from My Cards N Stuff!!

There's a party going on right here a celebration to last troughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter too - we're gonna celebrate your party with you ! Who doesn't think of Kool & the Gang when it comes to celebrations?! :) We are very excited to show off our celebration material to you! We have come up with some great ways to celebrate all sorts of events! Birthday, Holidays, Just because days... loads of fun to be had throughout the hop! We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Sooooo, let's get hopping...

 If you've hopped along from the creative diva Patty 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 Of Mice & Men Stamp set....

So I love this set and my daughter Mo is waiting a Minnie Mouse birthday party for her 4th birthday coming up in September so I made her invitations up this week. This is the front. The back just gives all the party details... 

I used the Mickey Mouse and Friends Cricut Cartridge. My daughter loves pink so I went with a pink Minnie theme instead of the traditional red and white. I think it is going to be a fun day! Can't wait to make more decorations! 

 Don't forget to check out one of Kristal's newer sets Sweet July! It has lots of wonderful 4th of July Holiday fun but it is not just for the 4th it is great all year round with the "you're invited" stamp and so much more! Just what you need to make the perfect invitations!!! 
K Andrew Designs 

I will be sending one special follower a sweet little surprise package! So be sure to leave me a comment and a way to contact you. I will draw a winner on 7/30!!! :)

 *** Now you can hop on over to your next stop: The fabulous Patti

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Celebrate the big guy!

Hey all! I did not realize it had been so long since I posted. I am so sorry! I had to hop on quick and share a project I did for a friend who retired the end of June! I was so excited to see this project on Pinterest and knew I had to make it for my friend that it would be right up his ally!

I call it the man bouquet! I went to Walmart and picked up a pot. I put a round styrofoam wreath in the center so I would have something to stick the sticks in. I glued little bottles of alcohol and cigars to the sticks and stuck them in the wreath. I did put glue on the end of the sticks so they would not move around much in the styrofoam. And then I bought some crinkle paper from Hobby Lobby and filled it around the bottom to give it the grassy look. 

What would one of my projects be without my K. Andrews stamps????

I used the Guy Talk stamp set to make little flowers with the saying Kick back & Relax and You da Man! What better way to give a little more fun to the project right??

Here is the stamp set. I highly recommend you have this for all the men in your life!! You know you are always looking for good saying to make a "manly" card..... HERE THEY ARE!!!

Okay that is all from me for now my friends! I have to get ready to go teach Summer School!!! ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL DAY! 

PLEASE PLEASE DON'T FORGET! This Friday is the monthly Getting Cricky Blog Hop! We will be showing off our Celebration Styles!!!! PLEASE JOIN US!!! Hop starts at 8 EST :) See you then my friends!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge - Summer Celebrations

Hey all! Can you believe it is July already? ME EITHER! This year is flying by! I can not believe how fast things are going. Well being that it is the first Sunday in July it means that it is time for another Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge. This months challenge is Summer Celebrations. When I think of summer I think of SWIMMING! What better to do during the summer right? With these heat waves all over the U.S. it is nuts!!! I hope you are finding fun ways to stay cool. So for today's challenge I made a layout to remember our Summer swimming celebrations. :)

I borrowed the Paper dolls Cricut Cart from a friend and I am having WAY to much fun with it! I love all the little people. They are soooo sweet. The sentiment is "Lazy days of Summer" which I got by playing with my Splastastic Summer stamp set from K. Andrew Designs of course :) This is the number one seller right now so you know it is good! If you don't have you it you should add it to your collection for sure!!! I LOVE IT!

Anyhow! Now it is your turn!  Enter your projects to win an AWESOME prize!!

Challenge Requirements:
  1. Post any Summer-time Celebration project of your choice (no back-linking, please) & link up by 6/30/12
  2. Post as many projects as you want that fit the criteria
  3. Make sure Kristal's blinkie is up on your sidebar, and your blog post entry is linked back to  Getting  Cricky
  4. Leave a comment on the Getting Cricky page
  5. HAVE FUN & spread the word!
  6. The winner will receive a fabulous prize, you can find out what it is on Getting Cricky

Okay my wonderful bloggie peeps. That is all from me for now. Have a wonderfully crafty day.