Welcome to the "Show Your Style"
Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
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 -- For the past week we've been celebrating the BRAND NEW additions to our Getting Cricky team by showcasing some of our FAVORITE K Andrew Designs Stamp Art Sets... And NOW, we'd like for you to get to know more about us and our very special Guest Designer (and former Getting Cricky Design Team Sister), Larelyn from Handmade from My Heart!!
Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!! We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping... If you've hopped along from our special Guest Designer Larelyn, 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 Positive Thoughts and Scripture Sayings:
I can't really describe my crafting style...it's always changing. When I first started making cards, I used Card Maker on the computer (I cringe looking back at those cards!!) Then I moved on to do-it-yourself card kits in a box I purchased from I think Michaels. They were a step-up, but still cringe-worthy!! My current style is a mixture of shabby chic, grunge and vintage. And I still love my Gypsy :)
For my project, I made a Mother's Day card and gift box!! I had a request to do a tutorial on a box I made for an earlier project and I am going to work on putting that together, so instead of including the instructions now for this box, I will have them soon. I threw all of my favorites into this project: Spellbinders, Cricut/Gypsy, Flower Shoppe, Distress Inks, embossing, sewing, lace, tulle, ribbon, gems and Kristal's amazing stamps!!
The paper is from the DCWV Be Mine stack. I cut the flowers at 5" from Flower Shoppe and wrapped ivory tulle around them. The base of the design is a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Label 4. It is embossed - actually, debossed...I flipped it in the folder without realizing it :/ - with the Plum Blossoms folder. I layered a Lacy Doily Motifs die, two Parisian Motifs dies, a Parisian Accents die and topped it off a Standard Circle small. I wrapped some vintage lace around the edge, and added gems from Recollections.
I inked the edges of everything (including the flowers) with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, and used it to color the circle. I wanted the center to be lighter so it would highlight the gorgeous sentiment from Scripture Sayings.
I wanted the card to match the box...but not exactly. I used a Grand Labels 4 and stitched the first layer to the base. The blue label is a Nestabilities Label 5, topped with a Parisian Accents die and a standard circle small.
I used the same vintage lace, some sheer ribbon, a flower button and natural fiber, and Recollections gems. The sentiment is from Positive Thoughts.
I am entering these in the following challenges:
K Andrew Designs stamps...Positive Thoughts!!
I know you will love these stamps as much as I do...they are perfect for so many different projects!!
All you have to do to be eligible to win is:
- 1. Be a follower
- 2. Leave a way to contact you
*** Remember -- As a special THANK YOU for joining us in welcoming the new team this week, you can use the promo code "letshavefun" at checkout for 20% OFF your ENTIRE stamp purchase!! Woot-woot!! Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!! :)
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: my incredible, fabulous, talented friend Amy of Love to Crop!