Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Wishes Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN members of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from the super-awesome and super-fabulous Shawn of Crafty Chics 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...

PLUS -- this weekend ONLY - thru SUNDAY (11/20), our Getting Cricky Fans will receive 20% off their ENTIRE PURCHASE of K Andrew Design Stamps when they enter the discount code: cricky20!! Woo-hoo, what an awesome savings! Buy your stamps now to take advantage of this special promotion :)

For my project, I'm featuring the Winter Wishes stamp set! For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

For my project I made a snowman and snowwoman winter wonderland shaker box that doubles as a gift holder!
The paper is from My Mind's Eye. The box was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and I used my Gypsy to fit it to the mat. I also removed the square window and replaced it with a circle from George and Basic Shapes. I used the same circle, copied it and made the second a little bigger to make the frame around the window. I curved "Winter" and "wonderland" from Winter Wishes to fit around the frame, and then I attached the frame with foam tape. The "snow" on the inside is MS carrara marble glitter. The snowflakes are a MS punch and I added the pearls.
Once you remove the ribbon, the box opens to reveal two snowpeople ornaments resting on a bed of white felt!
I cut the snowpeople at 5" for the ornaments. I cut one shadow in cardboard, then attached another shadow with foam tape to give them some strength. I attached fishing line between the shadows to hang the ornaments. Frosty Kisses from the Winter Wishes stamp set finished them off. This was a fun project and I will definitely be making more to give as gifts :)

I have BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away a K Andrew Designs Winged Things stamp set!
All you have to do to be entered in the drawing is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about Winter (and a way to contact you)
That's it! Easy peasy! I will announce the winner on Wednesday, November 23rd. There is still time to enter my blog candy giveaway from the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blog Crawl! Click HERE to enter before Sunday, November 20.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: the super-fabulous and super-awesome Janis of Pause, Dream, Enjoy!......

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



  1. Wow i love this card! The colors are great, i love the dimentional element on the front. Super job thanks for sharing!
    Deb c

  2. Hi Lisa,
    LOVE ,OVE LOVE your project. This is so clever and cute. I love shaker cards. But to turn it into a gift box, WOW, a fabulous idea!!
    The best thing about winter to me is that it is not humid, the air is crisp, my hair does not frizz and hopefully there will be snow!!

  3. Beautiful card! My favorite thing about winter is snow and hot chocolate!

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  5. This is so cute Lisa! I love the shaker card/box and the snow people are adorable! Hmm, my favorite thing about winter... I love the snow but I don't like to drive in it so that can't be my favorite thing... I like winter clothes! Sounds funny probably, but I love big bulky sweaters and warm fluffy socks :)

  6. Lisa! This is so wonderful! I love the shaker box. The ornaments are great also! So much detail I just love it!
    looking forward to working with you!
    your GC JrDT sister Heather

  7. Lisa, you are so amazing! This has to be one of my favorites! This is just so awesome! I love the shaker idea and the paper you chose is perfect! Those adorable ornaments inside will look fabulous hanging on someones tree! My favorite thing about winter is hands down the smell of fireplaces in the air.
    Have a fabulous evening!

  8. Too cute, love them!!!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

  9. You don't make things easy for me, do you? Winter and I are old enemies, so naming one thing I like about it is brutal! lol! :) Well, if I must choose something, I would say I like those cold, cozy days where I can curl up in front of the fireplace with a warm coffee and a good book. :)

    Love your shaker card, and those ornaments are GORGEOUS! I may have to lift that idea from you. :)


  10. This is so cool!! Love the box and the way you put so much detail into it!! Great job. i love when winter is over lol (not big on the cold or snow)
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  11. Lisa, your project is awesome, just like you! Looking forward to working with you!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDTM

  12. Lisa you always have the cutest projects!! I am so excited to be a member of such a great team and with such talented people! I love that when its winter I get more time to craft!!! LOL!!!

    Getting Cricky JrDT

  13. Love it Lisa, so awesome!!! You're soooooo creative!! I wish you lived by me so we could craft together and your creativity would rub off on me!! Hugs...
    Happy Craftin :)

    Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
    The Craftin Mama
    Please visit me too!
    Webmasters Earn Money Here!

  14. Too cute!!! My favorite thing about winter is snuggling up with my family watching movies and eating comfort food!

  15. I love this! I am into snowman this year! Being in Texas, what
    I love about winter is that it is not hot!! I love the winter!!

  16. Super cute Lisa!! Im so glad to be part of a such talented team!

    Getting Cricky JDT
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  17. Ok, let me try this again,
    I love this! I'm into snowmen this year! Being in Texas, what I love about winter is that it's not hot!!

  18. Lisa, your winter wonderland shaker box is amamzing! The colors are so beautiful and the cute snowman ornaments....perfecdt gift idea. You come up with best projects..nice job as always my friend!
    Sherrie K

  19. Oh Lisa, this is just the cutest project ever! What a great idea. I would love to receive such a clever card and gift. You're so creative.

  20. Your shaker box is so cute! hmm my favorite thing about winter...I really love snow, baking cookies, and putting up the Christmas tree!

  21. Lisa Lisa Lisa you never cease to AMAZE Me!! Once again you have done such an Awesome Job! TFS!!

    Letillia, Getting Cricky JrDTM

  22. These are so super! I bought winter woodland for these snowmen cuts! I just adore them! Great work! I love winter in AZ, no snow but perfect weather!

  23. Lisa, your project is just absolutely tooo cute!!! I just love that shaker box-- and those cute little ornaments inside, well...just adorable!!!

    Don't like much about winter; a few things off-hand Christmas and all the holiday activities, and how beautiful the first winter snows are!

  24. Lisa, this is absolutely the cutest, best project I've seen as far as a Winter/Christmas seaon one. Love the shaker part and well everything about it. Excellent job!

    Have a great weekend!

    Dee B

  25. That is so cute! My favorite thing about winter is when it is snowing outside and I can stay inside drinking hot chocolate :)

  26. As usual your card is fabulous! You do such amazing work! Of course I am already a follower, and my favorite thing about winter is heavy snow fall days with nothing to do. I hate it however when I have lots of snow and have to drive!

  27. So cute Lisa! I personally hate winter (living in MN will do that to you) but I do love Christmas and all the family time.

  28. Beautiful project Lisa! I have not had the nerve to try to make a shaker card. You make it look so easy! I love the idea of using glitter for snow! My favorite thing about winter is somewhat gives me the chance to make soup! Split pea and ham soup, beef vegetable soup, potato soup with cheese and bacon in it...I am getting hungry!
    Lynn-bootsandbling@gmail dot com

  29. I love catching snowflakes on my tongue.

  30. Oh, I Love your Shaker Box! I've never see one before. So Cute! My favorite thing about Winter is Christmas. It is such a special time. Love seeing my little Grand Children open their presents. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  31. This is so cute. I love your snow couple. I like how pretty everything looks when it's covered with snow. TFS.
    rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

  32. OMG Lisa! I love this! You put a lot of work into this project and it really shows! Just stunning! You did not say easy peasy...did you? Oh my, you are blogging alot! (lol..I haven't given you a hard time in a while, it was time).

    My favorite thing about winter would have to be the last day of it. lol! Ok...and Christmas. But that's it! Great project my friend!


  33. What a wonderful cool idea!!!! So Cute. And seeing that winter is over here in Aust, and today was STINKING HOT....Oh I Love my snuggly winter blanket!! lol!!
    Cheers Jennie JnrDTM

  34. Lisa this is amazing!! You have really out done yourself this time. So cute!

    My favorite thing about winter is Christmas and then nothing!! We can get 6ft of snow here, so I am so over winter already.

    I am a follower, but you knew that:))

    Hugs, Pam at

  35. This is really a cute idea. I love those snow people.
    DIANA L.

  36. I love love the shaker box. I love winter time, it means wearing warm fuzzy sweaters and sweatshirts. The snow started today.

  37. Oh Lisa, this is SO precious! :o) I adore shaker cards/boxes and yours is absolutely lovely. The sweet winter sweethearts are adorable and I love that you made matching ornaments, tucking them inside! LOVE. :o) Beautiful ribbon and snowflakes, too. Your projects are always so lovely, my friend. Thank you for the opportunity to win, too. :o) I hope you have a sparkly weekend, dear Lisa!

    Hugs and blessings!

  38. Truly amazing Lisa. I love the creative way you put this project together. My favorite thing about Winter Time is that we get to plan a day to head to the mountains and have fun sledding. Hope it happens again this year. Thanks for the chance to win.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  39. Cute, cute, cute gift idea! Sweet snowmen! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

  40. Oh my Lisa absolutely stunning gift box!!!!! Wow i love this!! You did a fabulous job on this one!!!!! The little snowmwn are lovely!!!!! Excellent work again Lisa!!!!

  41. Lisa you are a crafting genius what an amazing idea for the ornaments. I am amazed everytime I come to your blog! Big hugs my crafty friend.

  42. Lisa, That is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I love how you made the ornaments too.
    You ROCK.

  43. Like the Christmas shaker creation with the many parts. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  44. I live in FL and my favorite thing about winter is the cooler weather (wearing long pants is great)! Your creation is adorable as always.

    Lynn B.
    lpboyles at gmail dot com

  45. Wow how cute is this love the shaker card. and the snowmen are supper cute. thanks for sharing
    Jr DT member

  46. Lisa,
    This project is so cute. I love snowmen and yours are sdorable!! By the way, thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I have been a follower of yours for awhile. I love the look of your blog!!

  47. Oh My Goodness Lisa, Too Cute...sorry I missed this hop. I am in 2 hops today and would love you to stop by if you get the chance.
    Eva :0)

  48. You know what's funny? Randomly I realized today that I forgot to tell you last night my favorite thing about winter! Ha! You made me forget as I fawned over your sweet snowy shaker. ;) My favorite thing is admiring all of the Christmas lights beneath a blanket of snow, then heading home and sharing hot cocoa and a cupcake with my sweetheart. :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  49. What a great project - love your ornaments - great idea.

    JR DT Member

  50. Lisa, you always have such BEAUTIFUL projects! Love that this box can be used in more than one way! Great idea! Wonderful project!

    ~Big Hugs
    Getting Cricky JrDT Member

  51. Lisa, just love this gift idea, great design, very cute and it will look so pretty on anyone's tree.

    Love it! Hugs, Lori m

  52. Lisa ~ Your projects is absolutely fabulous. Love the shaker box. The 2 snowman and women inside are the best. What I like about winter the most is that it is cold outside and I am inside crafting my little heart out. LOL!
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  53. Absolutely LOVE Your projects!!! Your gift box is too cute and your ornaments are absolutely ADORABLE!!! :-)

    My favorite thing about winter is snow (not goin out in it) but being stuck in the house all day while having the curtains opened getting to watch the beautiful snow falling while sipping hot cocoa and relaxing in the warm heat :-) Since moving down South I don't get to enjoy that all that often, but when it does happen it's just BEAUTIFUL!!!

    TFS! -Samantha :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  54. This box is stunning Lisa. Thanks for sharing. I love the colors, the snowpeople, the shaker.....

    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  55. Love your project! TFS! I have the Winged Things stamp set; it's beautiful and I had to get it when it came out.

  56. omigosh lisa! this project is adorable! it's like a bunch of little mini gifts in one! LOVE the shaker aspect too. :)

    of course i'm a follower. thanks for the chance to win again... you're always giving something away when i visit!

    cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  57. What a fabulous creation.....I absolutely love the shaker element to your gift box, great idea. Very pretty papers too:)

  58. Lisa,
    I just love your little shaker box and the ornaments you made to go along inside. The box looks great with that circular window you designed. Super cute project and anyone would be so thrilled to receive!

  59. Lisa I just love this idea. What a great little something to give to co-workers.

  60. Super cute and fun! Lisa, you always make th cutesy projects! :)

    Junior GCDT

  61. OMGoodness, I absolutely LOVE this idea! They are so darn cute! So nice to be on the design team hop with you.

    Patti Ross
    Getting Cricky JR DT Member

  62. Lisa, This project is incredible. What a great gift idea. Thanks for the idea and inspiration!

    Getting Cricky JrDT
    My Website

  63. Wow Lisa! Love your adorable shaker box with the pearlised snowflakes.Then to find the wonderful snow peeps ornaments special.Fantastic job as always my friend.
    I love walking in the cold,wrapping up warm and enjoying the long dark cozy evenings snuggled up.Yep,I love winter best.
    Jayne x

  64. love this card, had to come back for a second look

  65. Wow, such a fabulous creation, Lisa!! Amazing details!

  66. Love it! These are so cute. Great job! Glad to be a part of the team with you. Sister hugs!!!

    GC JrDT

  67. wow now this is so amazing I love any kind of boxes I so have to give this a try I have both those carts you said you have used too, and how nice your giving away a pk of Kristal's stamps love them all thanks for sharing your project its nice to be on the JDT with all of you Hugs Debbie

  68. This is soooooooooooo christmasy! And so pretty! Thanks for sharing! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

  69. Fantastic! Very clever and so adorable! I'm impressed!!! waldee at juno dot com

  70. Fabulous job Lisa!! I swear everything you make is so gorgeous!! You are so talented.

    Great job.

    My favorite thing about Winter is Christmas. I just love that time of year.

  71. I love the box really great. i love the fake snow in the window.

    gr robin


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