Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky Snow Much Fun Blog Hop!

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" 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 the rest 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 - Patty from "Creative Diva", 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 our special guest Patty, 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 fun and versatile Winter Wishes Stamp set:

Ever since I saw the Cricut commercial featuring hanging lanterns, I have wanted to make one. So my project today is a winter-themed lantern!

This was a little tough to figure out. The instructions on the Cricut blog are not detailed at all. I had to wing it. First, I used my Gypsy to weld together a sheet of snowflakes from the Christmas Solutions cart. I adhered the snowflakes onto a piece of vellum. It was hard to tell that they were snowflakes, so I cut a few out on white Core'dinations Core Couture paper and attached them to the outside.

Using wire, I made hangers for battery-operated tea lights. My camera did not want to take a shot of it in the dark, so this is the best I could do.

I used a Spellbinders Nestabilities die for the tags along the top, and stamped let it snow, let it snow, let it snow from Winter Wishes!

I am linking this up with the Little Scrap Pieces Copy Cat Friday Challenge.

I have blog candy!! I will be giving away a set of K Andrew Designs Sympathetic Sayings stamps:

All you have to do to be eligible to win this stamp set is:
  1. Be a follower of my blog
  2. Leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday song and a way to contact you if you win
That's it!! I will choose a winner on Thursday, December 22nd via

Now you can hop on over to your next stop:
Ildi of The Craftin Mama!



Amanda said...

Lisa you always amaze me with you projects! I am in love with this lantern! I would sooo love to make one of these! :)
My favorite christmas song is "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and i think it sounds wonderful when Christina Aguilera sings it

aclapper1 at gmail dot com
Getting Cricky JrDt


Wow Lisa this is amazing, for winging it you did an amazing job, it looks like it belongs on the cricut blog with all the other lanterns!!
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-Sister

Amber J said...

OMG your lantern is great! My favorite holiday song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby.

Unknown said...

Love these lanterns Lisa they are amazing! I love lanterns. The snowflakes are just so cute. Love it. My favorite Christmas song is Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas... gets me in the holiday spiritevery time! Enjoy the Holidays :-)
Heather GC JrDT sister

Sugarlips said...

You are sooo talented! I am so in love with this latern. It is gorgeous. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. There is just something about it, that is so beautiful to me.

Getting Cricky DT sister

scrappingmamma said...

Such a fantastic project.. my favorite song is white Christmas :-) Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this evening. Happy Holidays & Happy scrapping~
Scrappingmamma ~

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lisa your lantern looks amazing! My favorite song is jingle bells.

Getting Cricky JrDT
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

Your lantern is beautiful. Feel free to make me about 6 to put on my front porch. LOL You are so amazing and your projects always blow me away.
God Bless

Laurie said...

Wow!!! Lisa, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! It really is beautiful!! I bet it took awhile to make, but it was totally worth it! Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a Happy Birthday, it was great, and the cake was yummy!! It was really hard to cut those shoe, for about a second!! lol But it was delish!!

Mindi Brown ~}:{~ said...

That lantern is cool!! I can appreciate what went into making it! I am already a follower of your blog <3!!

Mindi Brown ~}:{~ said...

I forgot my song!! It sounds crazy, but I LOVE the Heat Miser song!

Tracy said...

Very pretty lantern! My favorite Christmas song is Little Drummer Boy.

owlbecraftin at gmail dot com

Trish and Treasure said...

Cute snowflake lantern, it's so great how you used your gypsy(Now on my Santa Wish List) to be so creative. My favourite song is Jingle Bells cause it's so happy and gay you can't help but feel uplifted!
Trish Munro

Jamie Phillips said...

WOW your lantern is Beautiful! Your so talented. My favorite Christmas song is... "I'll be home for Christmas.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Your lantern is gorgeous! Nice design work! My fav Xmas song is Frosty the Snowman! :)

Jenscrapstoo said...

You are just so talented, this is an amazing project, Well Done!! My fav Chrissy song at the moment is "We wish you a fairy Christmas" my daughter sings it this way!! I am a follower
Cheers jendewar at
Getting Cricky Jr DTM

Cheri said...

As usual Lisa, your project is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

JoAnn V. ( said...

Lisa, you're sooo CREATIVE! Love your project for this week's blog hop! So fabulous, and so are YOU!

Getting Cricky JrDT

Creative Diva said...

Hi Lisa,

Im super excited to have been able to join you ladies for this fun hop. Thank you for your comment. I seriously love the lantern. This is truly amazing and how it just brightens up the room. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

DIANA L. said...

Nice project . I love the design on the lanterns.

marg0006 said...

What a fantastic idea. The lantern turned out beautiful.
Loving Scrapper 101

kathlee said...

That is very creative! I am a follower and my favorite holiday song is "The Little Drummer Boy"
Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas!

Doris P. said...

OMG - this is so cute!! you did good :) My fav Christmas song is Silent Night and little Drummer Boy! and... It's hard to pick one :)

Anonymous said...

Super cute. This would also make a nice table accent. My favorite song is Silent Night. Cindy T

Debbie said...

wow you did amazing job on this, so pretty love it I would love to give this a try but don;t think it would come out as beautiful as yours thanks for sharing and all your help on the Getting Cricky DT hugs my DT sister Debbie

Linda Therrien said...

OM this!!! I will have to try and make these, I too have seen the lanterns and fell in love with them. Great great job!!

My favorite Christmas song has to be O Holy Night by Josh Groban - simply beautiful.

Getting Cricky Jr. DT member

Amy said...

Lisa- this is BEAUTIFUL!!! It's so elegant and festive for Christmas- it actually looks like rod iron not paper- LOVE IT!!! :)Amy

Karen said...

Hi Lisa I have seen that commerical too so wish I had the time to make everything on there. This is so marvelous you did an amazing job. I also have a smaller svg lantern cut you have inspired me to give it a try!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow hoe Awesome love the snowflacks this is a cool Idea. Beautiful job thanks for sharing.
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt Member

Sherrie K. said...

Lisa, this is so AWESOME!! Your lantern is just GORGEOUS! What a beautiful conversation piece and it looks fantastic lite up:) GREAT job my friend (as always) and so creative!
Hope your getting lots done-by the looks of your blog, it looks like you are:) I am missing my craft room.
I am fortunate that I have been able to take a leave from my job to watch baby Arya for 2 weeks til she can go to daycare and I am lovin' it BUT can't get anything! It's been a while since my kids were little, hah!
After the holidays hopefully I can get back into a routine!
Have a GREAT weekend Lisa!
Sherrie K

Charlotte said...

Lisa, Your lantern is just fabulous!!! You have inspired me to make one. I just loe it!!!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lisa, your lantern is just beautiful! My favorite Christmas song is (sung by Amy Grant) is Emmanuel God With Us.

Larelyn said...

OMG, Lisa. This is just amazing. What a great job figuring it out. It is just fantastic.

pam said...

very nice

Georgiana said...

That snowflake lantern is super impressive. I would like to get some stamps and I am pleased that so many resources are being supported. I will definitely look for some K Andrew stamps now.

Happy Holidays,
Carson's Creations

Diane Hodrick said...

Serious coolness right here. Great project, Lisa!

Anonymous said...

Love the lantern... I will try to make one... :-)
My fave song is jingle bells... Though my son has learned the not so nice version.. something about batman smelling... LOL!


Lynda said...

What an amazing project Lisa! I love it!!! My favorite holiday song is Silent Night sung by The Temptations! Always puts me in the holiday mood!!! Great job!

Getting Cricky DT Sister

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Your lantern is just totally stunning, how very pretty, faqvorite Carol is Jack Frost.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the lantern. Especially like the idea of using vellum. My fav Christmas song is a duet by David Bowie & Bing Crosby titeld Peace on Earth/Drummer Boy. I found the CD of the single couple yrs ago & enjoy listening to it. Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!!! I love it! The snowflakes all around it make it perfect for the season, thank you so very much for the chance to win some wonderful stamps! My fav. song is Baby It's Cold Outside, followed by Santa Baby! hehehe! Thanks again~!

The Craftin Mama said...

Awesome Lisa!! This is sooooo cool!! I have to learn how to make one!!
Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
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Lizzie Laine said...

This this is fantastic! You always make such great projects!

callyannc said...

Lisa this lattern is gorgeous! So very fun and festive! My fav is Mary Did You Know! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

Miranda said...

Super duper fantastic! Your project is just lovely as usual!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT

Lee Ann from NC said...

Love your lantern ! My favorite holiday song is actually one that is beautiful all year...called Mary, did you know ? . I love Kristal's stamps !

littlen said...

great project. well done. tfs. i'm a long time follower. my favorite christmas song is white christmas.
merry christmas to all
littlen44 at gamil dot com

scrappinC said...

Lisa ~ Your project is absolutely wonderful. Love how you did the snow flakes. My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas by Bing Crosby.
Have a wonderful day.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

S.Bayles said...

Great Job on the project. I love snowflakes. I have been MIA for awhile. Hope after the Holidays to get back into my card making. I am one of Kristals fans for some time now. I have most every set of stamps but not this one. Good Luck to everyone and thanks for a chance to win.

S.Bayles said...

I have been a folower for some time. I forgot to leave my favorite song............Let It Snow, Let It Snow. I also love Silent Night.............

Shelly said...

Oh Lisa, this is incredible! I love it snow much!
Only you Lisa could make something like this without detailed directions....amazing! Hope all is well. I have so many favorite songs for Christmas, but this year I just love Baby it's cold outside by Lady Antebellum.
Hope the weekend was great!

Unknown said...

Hey sweet girl!
This is just amazing, you are so creative, and to figure it out on your own pretty much, Wow!

My favorite Christmas song is O' Holy Night.
Just for fun I like I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause:)

Merry Christmas Lisa, be blessed my sweet sweet friend.

Big hugs, Pam

Patti Ross said...

Lisa, this is just beautiful. What a wonderful project.

Patti Ross
Junior DT sister

Patti Ross said...

oops favorite holiday song..."O Holy Night" I remember singing it in the church one Christmas...and my whole family was there.

Patti Ross

Eva Laney said...

Gorgeous my friend!!!
Eva :0)

Eva Laney said...

Gorgeous my friend!!!
Eva :0)

Jayne said...

Fabulous lantern Lisa.Love how you kept the colour theme black and white.
Jayne x

Cely said...

this is soooo stinkin cute! Lol, I know you gave some instructions, but I ca't even fathom trying to put one together.

my favorite song is called Christmas Luau. The kiddos at school have been singing and practicing it for their holiday show for weeks! It's been stuck in my head!

Twas the night before Christmas
And all through the hale
Was singing and dancing
And hoomalimali

Mama in her muumuu
And papa in his malo
Greeting aikane
E he a mahalo

Sister gathered flowers for a lei
Brother watched the imu all of the day
Soon the music boys began to play
Meles old and new of Hawaii nei

Tables were loaded with plenty of kaukau
Opihi and salmon and steaming hot laulau
We even talked story until we were pau
It was really maika`i at our Christmas luau

Mickey's Craft World said...



RiNNE said...

Such a cool project!! Wonderful!

Lori Comeau said...

Great job on your lantern. Love all the snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

I'm already a follower :-) I Love your lantern, it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

My favorite Christmas song is baby it's cold outside :-)

Hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!! :-)

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @

Susan said...

Wow Lisa! Ok, I know I'm late to the party here but I just love this project! I want to make one now!! Great job my friend!!

(oh, my fav x-mas song? Bruce Springsteen's Santa Claus is coming to town.) lol! It rocks anytime of the year!



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