Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Cabin Fever Blog Hop!!

For my Love To Crop! guest designer project and giveaway, click HERE!
Welcome to the "Cabin Fever" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- All week long, the Design Team has been featuring many of Kristal's stamp sets as well as an array of Cricut Cartridges, SVG cuts, and more in anticipation of the hop... If you've missed out on any of the week, be sure to check out our previous posts for MORE THAN 100 CREATIVE IDEAS and PROJECTS as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!!

If you've hopped along from our fabulous leader Kristal, 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 Coffee & Tea For You & Me and Fashionable Friends stamp sets:

Ever since I watched the Splitcoast Stampers tutorial found HERE, I have wanted to make these bracelets. Our Cabin Fever Blog Hop was the perfect opportunity!

We are featuring projects that kids can make to pass the time during the last few weeks of winter. Now I know little boys don't want to wear bracelets, so I decided to make the boy one a "watch".

I cut the bands from grunge board and used a corner rounder punch on the edges. The boy's band was embossed with the Tim Holtz Retro Cirles embossing folder. I used Electric Blue, Black Magic and Iridescent Gold Glimmer mists to color the band. I cut the watch face from my Promo week cartridge, Wall Decor and More. I used grunge board for the backing to make it sturdy. The paper is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. "Have a good time" is from Coffee & Tea For You & Me. The watch face is attached to the band with a brushed metal brad. I added a metal snap and presto, one boy's watch :)

I embossed the girls bracelet with an embossing folder that I have no idea what it is called...hibiscus, maybe?? It came free with a Christmas Sizzix die and I just love it!! The band was painted with bubble gum craft paint and when it dried, I sanded the color off the raised parts. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Candy Apple Red, Viva Pink and Silver Sugar, and touched it up with Fired Brick and Barn Door Distress Ink, and rhinestones to the centers. The flower was cut from Wall Decor and More in grunge board first and then paper from DCWV Tres Chic stack. I cut the leaves off, popped it up with foam tape for dimension and attached it to the band with a button brad. Another snap and the bracelet is finished!!

There are so many ways kids could decorate these bands!! And have lots of fun doing it!!

I have BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away one of the newest K Andrew Designs stamp sets, All In The Family!!

All you have to do to be eligible to win this awesome K Andrew Designs stamp set is:
  1. Be a follower
  2. Leave a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Thursday, February 23rd. If you visit each day of my Promo Week projects and leave a comment, plus one for today's Blog Hop, that would be SIX entries into the drawing!! So please be sure to visit all this week's projects :)

Click HERE for my Promo Week Day 5 project!
Click HERE for my Promo Week Day 4 project!
Click HERE for my Promo Week Day 3 project!
Click HERE for my Promo Week Day 2 project!
Click HERE for my Promo Week Day 1 project!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop, my dear friend, the super-fabulous, amazing, creative AMY of Love to Crop!!


Jenscrapstoo said...

Lisa, I just love these!! What a cool idea to make them for both bays & girls!! Fabulous!!
Cheers Jennie - GCDT-sister

Linda Therrien said...

What a great project Lisa -very cool.

GCJr DT sister

Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, these are adorable!!!

Thanks, my friend, for always stopping by and leaving me your wonderful comments!!!


Amanda said...

Great bracelets and I love how you made the boy one a watch!!! Very creative!

Getting Cricky JrDt

Karen said...

These are very cool! Great idea to make the boy's one a watch! :)


Debbie said...

Lisa this is such a great idea and so much fun for kids, its so nice being here with you on the hop
Hugs DT sister getting cricky

CathyinMN said...

Love your watch and bracelet! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for a chance to win this great stamp set.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Lynda said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I love that you also made one that a boy would want to wear! Great job!!! You do such fabulous work!! Hugs!!!

GCDT Sister

Larelyn said...

Super idea, Lisa. I have tons of grunge board and have never used it. You're definitely and inspiration! Such a fun project.

Heather said...
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Heather said...

Those are such great and stylish ideas. These hops inspire me so much, I am not too creative and by the time I am finish seeing all the creativity my mind starts turning!! Thank you so much for sharing.. ;)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Great ideas for the bands. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa... As I review all the details of your bracelets, I realize that yours are far superior to the ones I've tried!! LOL... I LOVE that you've made one for a girl and one for a boy... And I love, love, LOVE that the boy's one looks like a WATCH!! How ingenious!! You chose the most perfect embossing folders for each -- So again, you've left me speechless (though still able to type). :) You ROCK!!

Thanks so much for sharing your Getting Cricky talent!! :)

Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at

Jo Ann V said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for such a great giveaway. the bands are awesome

Charlotte said...

Lisa, These are just fabulous!! i can see why you have been wanting to make them. They are great!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these bracelets are fabulous. So creative. TFS.

Liz said...

Great project, I've never used grunge board, but now I see what I could use it for!

Jana said...

What a clever project. My 14 year old wants to make them. Many of them :) Thanks for your great leadership on the DT and for your wonderful inspiration.

Getting Cricky JrDT
My Website

Cyndi S said...

Very clever idea. I love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Michelle said...

I LOVE those bracelets! I must show my daughter I know she will want to make them for her friends!!! Thanks for sharing!
PS I am a new follower. I would love for you to come check out my blog and become a follower too!!

rynmich92 at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous bracelets!!! So cool and I have to try and make these sometime. You come up with the greatest ideas:) TFS!

Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Pam said...

Lisa these are so inventive! You are always coming up with such great things, you inspire me my friend.

Hugs, Pam

Michelle said...

HI! I am already a follower! And I love your bands! I have one but I have no idea what to do with it, now I have some ideas! :)
Michelle at

Michelle said...

Oops, here's my email just in case I'm the winner! :)

Anita Braddock said...

What a Great Idea. Love the Bracelets they are supper cute. Love the papers and the colors. Love the cutouts and the Stamp sets are perfect for this. great job. thanks for sharing,
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sisiter

marg0006 said...

Wow, this is such a great idea. My granddaughters would love it.

Cheri said...

This is such a great idea Lisa! I think kids would love to make these at a party.

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

Cindy said...

AWESOME job Lisa!such a Great project and idea,LOVE IT!!!Have a great weekend my friend!:)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Awesome Lisa-- trust you to make something utterly different and stylish!


Lisa this is so cute/pretty!! I love the way you did the bands on them!! Great idea

mbchoj said...

Great idea. Something different.
thanks for sharing.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Amy said...

These are soooooo cute! I love how one is even a "watch"- you are so clever!! Great idea for crafting with kids! :)Amy

Shawn Mosch said...

Very creative!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
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Sugarlips said...

These are so cool Lisa. Great job. I would have never thought of these. Love it.

DT sister

Sherry said...

What an awesome idea. I'm gonna have to give this a try with my kids classes when I feel better.
Thanks for sharing.
DT Sister

Janet said...

Wonderful idea and your crafting is awesome Love the watch one especially. Great way to keep little fingers busy! TFS
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Miranda said...

Lisa these are adorable! You did an awesome job on these!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

Karen said...

Lisa, my sweet, amazing, talented, fantastic friend... these are marvelous! I've never seen these! I love that you altered one into a watch for a little boy. :o) So brilliant. I love that clock cut and am hoping to use it soon. Your embossing is incredible.. I am in love with that Hibiscus! And that teeny tiny button brad is adorable. I just don't know what else to say, my friend. Even the stamp choices and placement are fantastic. You always have such creative projects and every visit here leaves me/us inspired! Thank you for that. :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Michele from MS said...

Ohhh what a cute cute idea!! Great job Lisa ~ the colors are fabulous!! You may just start a new trend here!

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Aren't these the best???? I LOVE making them!! Your's coame out great Lisa!!

Ildi your DT sister

Kim said...

Love the bracelet idea! Very cute.

Kim from

Georgiana said...

Way cool idea. My students would love to make these in our papercrafting club.

Carson's Creations

scrapBugz said...

Too cute!

scrapbugzmandy @ gmail .com

Kimberly said...

hey Lisa...
great bands... I am already a follower ;)
leokc34 at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These are super fun!

OmaGloria said...

They are so cool. My grand kids would absolutely love me if I made some for them. Gonna check out the tutorial. TFS

Precious Hugs

Bea said...

fab bracelets - thanks for sharing

DIANA L. said...

Love these bracelets. How cute. Great colors I love
those flowers

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Yay! I finally got to your blog. I've want to leave you a comment since Friday night but it kept freezing up on me. I love your braclet and watch. You always have great projects. TFS. Hugs, Tami

littlen said...

very clever and creative idea. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Patti B said...

Great idea. Your braclets are too cute.


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lisa love the bracelets! Great job!!

Veronica JrDT sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Janis said...

That is very, very cool! :) Janis

Karen said...

Brilliant idea so well done!

jo ( said...

What a fabulous idea! thanks so much for the inspiration and I can't wait to try this out too!

Jr GCDT Sister

RiNNE said...

what a fun and creative idea! awesome!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

My kids would love these! What a fun project! I may have to try this some time!
Heather - DT sister


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