Friday, May 18, 2012

Getting Cricky Summertime Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Summertime" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!


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 (it's just half the crew this month -- you'll see the other half next month!!) and our very special Guest Designer, Melissa of Needful Things!!

Throughout the hop we'll be showing what we love about.... SUMMERTIME!! From parties and celebrations to campfires and s'mores, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Sooooo, let's get hopping...

If you've hopped along from my dear, sweet, amazingly talented friend Amy of Love To Crop!, 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 and you don't want to miss the opportunity for BLOG CANDY!!)...

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 Splashtastic Summer and Fashionable Friends stamp sets!!

Splashtastic Summer

Fashionable Friends

For more details or to make these sets YOURS, please click on the preview!! Plus...enter the code "newship" to receive FREE SHIPPING  on your entire order during the hop!! What an awesome deal!!


I love just about everything about summer...the sun shining, being outdoors, long days, trips to the beach, camping. And during the summer (and okay, Spring, Fall and Winter when possible ;) I live in flip-flops!! I have sporty ones, dressy ones and everything in between :) So for my project, I created a gift box to hold a summery surprise (I know I still owe a tutorial on making a box and I will get to it soon!!) I embossed the box with the Sizzix Flower Clusters embossing folder...they look like hibiscus. I cut a hibiscus from Life's a Beach three times and pop-dotted between layers to give it dimension. The paper is from Core'dinations Core Couture. I used a Spellbinders banner tag for the sentiment "Enjoy the summer" from Splashtastic Summer.


Inside the box is a pair of flip-flop earrings!! The flip-flops are from Spellbinders Surf's Up dies. The tag is a Marvy Uchida mega-punch, also embossed with Flower Clusters. I added eyelets with my Crop-a-dile. "Sole-sister!" is from Fashionable Friends.


I colored in the white parts with Ranger White Enamel Accents and used platinum Liquid Pearls for the rest. Once they dried, I covered both shoes with Glossy Accents. The black flower is a little cheapy punch and I attached a Paper Studio crystal.


I lightly stamped the back of the earrings with Barn Door Distress ink and then stamped "Aloha" from Splashtastic Summer on both.

I have BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away a set of Pirate Tales and Fish Scales stamps!!


There are so many creative and fun sentiments and images on here!! All you have to do to be eligible to win this set is:
  1. Be a Follower of my blog
  2. Leave me a comment with a way to contact you
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Wednesday, May 23rd!!

We'd also like to share TWO BRAND NEW Stamp Art Sets that are now available for Pre-Order with an expected ship date of May 25th!! If you want to be one of the FIRST to own these SUPER-CUTE sets, you'll definitely want to order TODAY (clicking on the previews will take you directly to the order page!!)...

Guy Talk

Southern Sayings

Don't forget to enter the code "newship" for FREE SHIPPING on all your purchases during the hop!!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: the awesome and talented Miranda of Nana's Scrap Spot!!


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66 comments:

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

yay! I'm first woo hoo! I love love love these! Those flip flops are so awesome! Your creativeness is just amazing! Thanks for all of your inspiration and keep it coming!
Lisa
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Amanda said...

What an awesome project! I love those earrings!! They are super adorable! I already follow your blog and ty for the chance to win :)


Amanda
cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
aclapper1 at gmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Such cute and fun boxes! I'm already a follower. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Sugarlips said...

I love the earrings. You knocked it out of the park. Fabulous job

Heather Everson said...

lol... love the sole sista! Too cute! I love the earrings. So much fun and the flower on the box... AMAZING! Love it! You rock

Heather
GC DT sister

Melissa said...

Love them both but your flip-flops rock!

Jenscrapstoo said...

What fabulous earrings!! They are wonderful, and the box is so cute!! Cheers Jennie DT sister
Jenscrapstoo

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, SuperFriend!! You know I'm totally loving these, RIGHT??? What a stinkin' creative idea to make some flip-flop EARRINGS!! :) I WANT SOME!! Hee hee... These earrings would go with the flip flops that I wear 365 days a year too!! Aren't flip flops just the absolute BEST???

Anywhooooo... thanks for sharing your fabulous box and fantastic earrings... And thanks for being such an AWESOME SF!! :)

Hugs from your Getting Cricky DT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Anonymous said...

WOW!! That is awesome. I love the box and the earrings!! adorable. You will have to show how you did those!!! Very awesome and creative job!!

tlmiller.tasha@gmail.com
scrapbrat07.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

Love the Hibiscas, beautiful, and those earring, AWESOME!!! So darn cute. I am a new follower, but have admired you craftiness for awhile, just never got around to following. Whoops! Hugs, Dawn momscrafts42@aol.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

WOOOW! I love the earings Lisa. Like always you amaze me with your projects!

hugs,
Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Gwen said...

So super cute! I love the look of the flower, and those flip flops are awesome.

Patti B said...

these are some wonderful stamps. I love the flip flops what a cute idea.

pattispaperfun.blogspot.com
lebpab21408atyahoodotcom

ScrappyKsue said...

Cute flippies!!! I am already a followers. Love your blog! ~hugs~ Karen Sue

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, this is so great. I love the earrings.

rmpoohbear75 at gmail dot com

HeatherLynn said...

Hi Lisa! Once again you have me in amazement of your talent! WOW! I love your cute little creation! What an awesome idea!! Thanks for putting my button on your blog!! You are sooo sweet!! I adore your blog and I adore you, too! :)

Thanks for the chance to win!


Heather Lynn

Miranda said...

Lisa, I love, love, love your projects! You are so super talented my friend!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky DT Sister
www.nanasscrapspot.com

Sheri R said...

The box is cute, but the earrings are adorable! I love flip-flops too and have a collection in my closet. (I am an email follower already )

Sheri

sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Lisa, so so cute. i love the little flip flop earring... just darling. I am just in awesome of your creativity. i just ordered (and have already received)... 2 of Kristai's stamps.. i should have waited and gotten the free shipping... i do love her stamps.. and you show case them "beautifully".. hugs

Lynda said...

Such an awesome idea Lisa! Your flip flop earrings are just too cute! Great work as always!!!

Hugs,

RhoLynda
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Janice W. said...

Those flip flop earrings are so darn cute! So creative and fun!

Pam said...

Wow Lisa these flip flop earrings are soooo cute!! You are so good ! I love the box too. And I am waiting to see your tutorial, yeah! The card you made for Jessica is really sweet, you did a great job on it.

Hugs, Pam
http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

Creations by Shirl said...

Lisa, you are rockin' with your projects... These are dang cute... love those flip flops thats what I have on my feet where ever I go.....What a great giveaway too. Those stamps look fun to play with.
Enjoy the hop and have a great weekend...

Anita Braddock said...

what a amazing project. love the Images and the Details are perfect. thanks for sharing.
iam a follower
abbraddock@msn.com

Karen said...

Oooh! My sweet, talented, marvelous friend... this is such a marvelous project! Perfectly summery and so creative. :o) The box is stunning! I love hibiscus flowers.. so tropical and stunning, especially when made of sparkly cardstock. :o) The embossing si perfect and I love the sparkling flourish that's dancing alongside nature's beauty.

And now, about these earrings.. you, my friend, are a genius. It's true! Just look at all that you create. I absolutely LOVE these. The dies are beautiful as is, but you made the extraordinary. The liquid pearl usage is stunning. You always impress and inspire me, Lisa. I hope you have a weekend as gorgeous as your project (and heart)! :o)

Hugs and blessings!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

OmaGloria said...

OMGosh these are fantastic!! Makes me so wish I could wear earrings again!!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
Getting Cricky DT Member

Diana Lynn Martin said...

Wow Lisa! The fun just keeps going & going with this one! At first I thought for sure you bought those earrings, but noooo - of course YOU made them! I love it all!

Diana :)
Leelee Card Designs
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Cheri said...

Oh Lisa,
You never cease to amaze me. I thought you found a cute pair of earrings to go in your pretty little box. Then I read further and saw that you made these. WOW! My daughter lives in flip flops too (Even in the winter).

Cheri
djssundries.blogspot.com

marg0006 said...

Wow, your summery containers are so pretty.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

so love your project! and those flip flops really rock. very creative!

~luanne
sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

O wow Lisa these are super cute!! I love the ear rings!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

puffinliz said...

Super cute! Your lucky sole sister will love them...

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

Marilyn said...

Great project. Real cute earrings

mimicaro9650 at yahoo dot com

LeeAnn from NC said...

How totally and completely cute ! I love the box and the earrings. Perfect for summer !

Janis said...

ALWAYS love what you create. This is so cool. I love the white background so the colorful shoes POP! :) Janis craftyjanis@live.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I adore your projects and they just keep getting better and better. I love the flip flop earrings. What a great idea!!! I would love to see your flip flop collection this summer. How fun is that!! I love to paint my toes in different patterns and colors during the summer. :) I'll be on Day 2 of the Disney hop so see you tomorrow my friend.

Big Mickey Hugs,
Tami Scrappin Rabbit Designs
tamiallore at hotmail dot com

Christina said...

Love your projects! Great flip flops.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

Indy said...

I love flip flop images! Your box and earrings are spectacular! Just became a follower!

Creative M said...

Hi Lisa!!Just saw this on the dashboard.You are in a Blog hop!I believe that they should be a Alert button and it should say Alert on your blinkie button.So that I do not miss something like this...LOL...I have your blinkie button on my blog...LOL.This is Fabulous!The flip-flop earrings are so cute that I donot think I have ever seen something like this!As always it is a pleasure to stop byyour blog and see what you create.Love it!TFS
http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspt.com
mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Lisa this is so cute! I love love the flip flops and the sentiment. TFS I'm already a follower. AJ~

Kathy Salido said...

Lisa,
This set is too stinkin' cute!!
Love the earrnings, and the flower on the box is beautiful!!
Kathy
Salido99@msn.com
http://3spoileddogs.blogspot.com/

Patti Ross said...

Oh Lisa, this is cute, cute, cute. Where do you get your ideas!!! What fun!

Patti Ross
DT Sister

Beate said...

Lisa, your earrings and box look wonderful!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Nanette said...

What a great project! TFS!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

Nanette said...

I am also a new follower!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

simplybren said...

Those flip flop earrings rock!! Wish that box were coming my way! LOL Thanks for sharing.
Brenda

Jill said...

Simply darling Lisa! I love it! Smiles, Jill

S.Bayles said...

What a cute project love the ear rings. I have her stamps and have followed her for sometime.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Oh my Lisa,your project is AMAZING!I LOVE the box and the earrings!!BEAUTIFUL job as alway!Have a great weekend my friend!:)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such adorable and summery projects!

Creative Diva said...

Lisa, I love how you embossed the boxes. Beautiful job. You did an extradionary job.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Georgiana said...

Neat looking summer project. You may need to start making more in different colors since they will need to match all those flip flops you have. : )

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Diane said...

You have the most creative ideas!!! The flip flop earrings are so neat....a great fun summer idea!!! Love them...and in their own cool box, too....and I LOVE flio flops, too, the next best thing to being barefoot!!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Hey there Lisa... You did an excellent Job at explaing the details how you made these Flip Flop Earrings. You ar an amazinhg Crafter! I love K Andrews DT bc You all have such grand Ideas and all different. I love that! Your box is super cute! I love your work!1 TFS Great Idea ..

Nina said...

How cute are these!

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Gorgeous gift.Love how you embossed the box and added all the bling.Very cute flip flops.love the colors and stamping on the back.

rlovew said...

Fantastic gift box and what an amazing pair of earrings. I am a follower of your blog. rlovew1976 at yahoo.com

Marcia said...

Absolutely love the box...and the cute little flip flops made me smile! Thanks for the chance to win!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my gosh girl, this is AMAZING!!! I LOVE the flip flop earrings :)The technique is so fun and looks s cool! Seriously, you rock!! You are so stinken creative-do you sleep at night? I really am beginning to think your brain must stay on 24 7......Constantly coming up with amazing ideas:) LOVE this my friend!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

Great idea love the earrings and the box you made for them.

RiNNE said...

OMG! That hibiscus flower and flip-flops are cute!

Michele from MS said...

Oh my goodness...how super cute is that??? I love the idea of embossing before you make the box. Why hadn't I thought of that before?? I love the sentiment....goes perfect with the sweet earrings! Great job!! msmith38652@gmail.com
http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

Love your embossed boxes and could those earrings get any cuter??? I am a total flip flop girl and I love what you did with the glossy accents!! Awesome projects!! :)Amy

Jayne said...

Your boxes are awesome and the flip flops are just amazing..you are so wonderfully creative my friend.
Jayne x

Shelly said...

Oh my goodness, where do I start... The box is a treat all by itself, so awesome! The earrings are just so incredible! What a clever idea!! The sentiment is so CUTE!! Such a GREAT project my friend!
Have a SUPER night!
Shelly

LeeAnn from NC said...

Super cute !

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