Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting Cricky With It Surprise Blog Hop!!

For My Decorate To Celebrate Post, Click HERE

Welcome to the “Getting Cricky With It”
Surprise Blog Hop for Kristal!!

Today the Design Team is bringing you some very special projects created for our wonderful and amazing leader Kristal! Our term is almost over and we wanted to show her just how much we appreciate ALL that she has done for us. The projects that we will be sharing with you will also be sent to Kristal. We encourage ALL of her fans to join in on the fun as well! Be sure to add your card/project to the link below and then be sure to mail it off to her!

If you've hopped along from Vero 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.

I am so honored to be a part of Kristal's design team!! To thank her for her amazing generosity and all she has done for us, I have created a wall hanging for her :)

For my regular followers, you might remember that I got a great deal on a set of 10 canvases in January. This is project #3 of 10 :) I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the canvas. I picked up this sheet as a single and have no idea who made it (HOTP, maybe??). It has natural fibers in pretty!

The letters are from Base Camp, and I cut them out on grunge paper and then dabbed on Snow Cap Adirondack Paint. Once they dried, I sanded them for a whitewash look popped them up with foam tape and added gems.

I cut the owl from Kate's ABC's and snipped off the branch so I could add a real one, painted white. I painted a piece of corrugated cardboard with Snow Cap paint and then sanded it off when it dried. All of the flowers are from Flower Shoppe in various sizes. The crystal design was created with a pattern for my iRock and I added individual gems to the branches for sparkle :)

I punched circles from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Market Street paper and used them for "feathers".

The tag is a Spellbinders Nestability Label 10. I used Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to ink the edges and for the sentiment from Crafty Friends:

I also made a card for Kristal:

The labels are Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10. I used Swiss Dots on the larger one. I inked all of the edges with Victorian Velvet. The butterflies are from Picturesque and the lace is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. "My Crafty Friend" is from Crafty Friends.

For the inside, I used the frame and "thanks" from Merci:

Thank you, Kristal for all you have done and for having me as a part of this amazing team!! Now you can dance on over to your next stop: Jennie!

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way:

1. Kristal
2. RhoLynda
3. Charlotte
4. Cheri
5. Linda
6. Amanda
7. Debbie
8. Vero
9. Lisa < YOU ARE HERE
10. Jennie < GO HERE NEXT
11. Kristan
12. Jamie
13. Christel
14. Jana
15. Patti
16. Heather
17. Miranda
18. Ildi
19. Jessie
20. JoAnn
21. Letillia
22. Larelyn
23. Anita
24. Laura
25. Sherry
26. Shawn
27. Faith
28. Amy


Patti Ross said...

Oh Lisa, I'm blown away by your talent. You definitely go the extra mile in everything you create. This is amazing. It's been such a pleasure to be on the DT with you...I hope it doesn't end!!

Patti Ross
DT sister

Debbie said...

Lisa this is amazing girl you really did a great job!! I love this very very beautiful so happy to be on the team with you Hugs Debbie Getting Cricky Jr DT

Miranda said...

GORGEOUS as usual! I am sure Kristal will love this!
Miranda :)

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful hanging Lisa! The colors are fabulous and I LOVE the pretty owl and awesome branch. The sentiment is perfect:) Your work is AMAZING my friend and I am SURE Krisal will absolutely love this:) I love your matching card too! Always a joy to visit you! Have a wonderful day!
Sherrie K

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Lisa you are amazing! This is soooo lovely! Kristal is one lucky girl to be getting this amazing project. Well done my friend.

Heather DT sister

mum of two said...

Lisa, your project is beautiful! I'm sure she will love it, and I love the coordinating card. TFS :)


Larelyn said...

Amazing projects, Lisa. So soft and pretty. The wall hanging is just gorgeous.

Beckie said...

Awesome, awesome stuff. Love it all.

Be blessed, Beckie

CathyinMN said...

The canvas wall hanging you made for Kristal is wonderful!

Rhonda Miller said...

What a gorgeous wall hanging. Your card is terrific also. TFS.

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lisa I love your project and your card is so beautiful!

Veronica JrDT
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful cards she will love them.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. sister

Debc06 said...

Great canvas TFS.

Creations by Shirl said...

HI lisa~
Thanks for hopping over and became my newest follower too... Wow I'm so impressed I love all your projects that you got going on...
You are one talented crafter.... Such beautiful and awesome creativity.... love it....
Can't wait to see more of your crafting....
TFS~ I also hooked up with your new linky too...

soccermom23 said...

Love the canvas. Neat idea to use a real branch!

Audrey Frelx said...

Lisa, amazing projects!!! You're a talented lady for sure, my friend!!!

Oh, I'm Linky following... lol!!!

Amanda said...

WOW! Great projects!! I love the wall hanging!!!!!!

Getting Cricky JrDt

Karen said...

Oh my... Lisa, this wall hanging is exquisite! I'm once again staring at one of your creations, wondering how in the world you so perfectly design everything. :o) I just don't know where to begin. The owl is gorgeous, especially with the feathers you created. Using a real branch, with touches of sparkle? Such a creative, perfect idea. I love the little flowers you added there, as well as the cluster. Her name looks beautiful and I love that you girls are doing this for. :o) (OH and I forgot! The background paper is GORGEOUS. Certainly one of the most naturally elegant designs I've seen.) The ruffly trim would have been perfect anyway, but with the sentiment it just takes it to the next level of amazing. :o) I'll end this novel now, but I could go on and on. Inspired work, my friend. (Like how fantastic the accompanying card is!) While you always create wonderful projects, when it's made for something extra special like this, it just beholds an extra dose of inner sparkle. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Lynda said...

Lisa this is absolutely amazing! You are so very talented!!! I love what you have created!Great work! Thanks so very much for helping to make this hop a success!!!

Big Hugs,
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Amy said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL! I am sure se will love it. I just love all of the elements...the pretty flowers really add so much to this! You are so talented..... :)Amy

Karen said...

This is so pretty! I love the different feathers you added! Beautiful card too! :)


Charlotte said...

Oh Lisa, I cannot stop looking at that beautiful canvas. The whitewash look is just fabulous!! Adding the real brach certainly kicked it up several notches. I always love your attention to detail. And what a super card for Kristal. I love the way you embossed the butterflies.

Oh, and thanks again for helping me out in my crisis. New modem arrived today. I'm back intouch with the world!

Pat N. said...

Wow, your wall hanging is really beautiful. A great creation that Kristal will surely love!--Pat N.

cricutalltime said...

super cute canvas and the owl and flowers.she will love it.tfs

Cheri said...

Very nice wall hanging and card Lisa. Your creativity amazes me.

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

Jenscrapstoo said...

Lisa I just love this. The canvas is just beautiful, the colours are amazing and the card is fabulous!!
Cheers Jennie - GCDT Sister


Wow Lisa this is so pretty!! I love the gems on the name and the card is gorgeous!! Kristal is going to love this!! Thanks for all you do as well Lisa!!

Michele said...

Both are so very pretty! Scrolled down to take a peek, and you do beautiful work! Love the banners you've created too! Thank you for taking the time to visit my means so much to me! Have a great week!

scrapdiva said...

super cute, love the flowers

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your banner! Wow you put so much work into it and it is so beautiful! Your card is lovely too.

Christina said...

Love this project ... ribbons, gemstones and the flowers are gorgeous.

Denise said...

Your wall hanging is stunning! Love the beautiful colors, flowers, and especially the darling owl. What a clever way to make the wings!

Shelly said...

Lisa, where do I start.... Just such a beautiful gesture of appreciation. This is an absolutely gorgeous project from the sparkly gems on the letters to that fancy lace that adorns the bottom! Awesome job Lisa!
Have a SUPER day!

Cindy said...

WOW Lisa,Once again you have totally out done yourself!LOVE the sweet owl,BEAUTIFUL job my friend,Have a great evening!:)

Linda Therrien said...

wow - just beautiful! I have always wanted to try a canvas, have bought the blanks but never had the nerve to put anything on them - you are an inspiration.


Trish and Treasure said...

Just a quick note to let you know you are the winner at More than Favours
Hugs Trish xx & Congrats

Pam said...

Lisa you really created a beautiful hanging and card. Kristal is going to love them. They are both just beautiful, almost as lovely as you are to all your friends. BTW I adore the soft color pallet!

Hugs, Pam

RiNNE said...

the textures and details are just amazing! love your flowers and the owl's feathers! how do you manage to create gorgeous projects everyday? kudos!

Diane Hodrick said...

Hi Lisa,
What a gorgeous gift set. I love the real branch you used under your owl. I am so glad I didn't miss this canvas. I love what you do with those. You have got some serious patience to do so much work on those letters and then get tiny strips of foam tape on there to pop 'em up. What a gorgeous and thoughtful project.

Jessica said...

What an awesome way to honor a fabulous soul...I love that canvas. I am sure Kristal will love it too.
Please be sure to stop over at my blog today~there is a sweet surprise for you!~

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice project thanks for sharing!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous canvas. Love how you added a real branch to it,so pretty.I am sure Kristal will love it.
Jayne x

Naomi Edwards said...

My Gosh, this is absolutely amazing!!!!!!! I love both.. you have a beautiful style.


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