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Friday, April 20, 2012

Show Your Style Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Show Your Style"
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:
  1. Little Scrap Pieces - Use Purple or Pink
  2. Craft Your Passion #106 - Die Cuts and Punches
I have BLOG CANDY!! I am giving away a set of my favorite 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. 1. Be a follower
  2. 2. Leave a way to contact you
That's it!! You can earn an extra entry in the drawing by stopping by Getting Cricky on Monday, April 23...I will be kicking off an exciting new venture by our Design Team!! Once you've visited Getting Cricky, be sure to come back to my blog and leave a comment on my Monday teaser post for an extra chance to win :)

*** 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!


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Hi Lisa,

Wow! WoW!! WoW!! I love your projects!! They are just beautiful!! Oh how I miss being part of the hops. Sending youa big hug

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Larelyn said...

What a gorgeous and amazing project, Lisa. I love what you do with diecuts and your embellishments are always a treat. Just beautiful - and I can't wait for the tutorial.

Gwen said...

This project is so beautiful! Love it all.

Miranda said...

OMGoodness Lisa! Your projects are positively GORGEOUS! Whatever your style may be, it fits you perfectly!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky DT

Linda Therrien said...

Oh my goodness!!! how beautiful - so talented!!


Debbie said...

this is a beautiful set love being on this team with you hugs Debbie

Heather Lynn said...

you always amaze me with your creations!!! gorgeous set!! thank you for the chance to win the awesome stamp set! i got my owly hoo set today..love!!

have a great weekend!!



jessica said...

What a GORGEOUS card and gift box!! I am so loving your beautiful style!!
Thanks for always sharing such wonderful and very inspirational projects!!
Have a GREAT weekend!!

Amanda said...

You always create beautiful projects! I am always amazed by what you create :) Keep up the great work!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Lisa this is just breath taking... I so enjoy popping over to see your beautiful creations...
AND I can't thank you enough for your prayers, when I read the post you left on my blog I almost cried... I felt you were so sincere in saying you would be praying for my daughter and me... thank you so much... I have a BIG GOD and know that none of this was a surprise to HIM. And HE loves her more than I do and is working it out, it may not be what I would want, but I know it will be the best. I just pray HE will show her compassion and mercy... Thank you so much Lisa.

Unknown said...

Your crafty elegance is astonishing! I love your projects Lisa. You are amazing and I count my blessings being your Design Team Sister!

Sheri said...

Very elegant :) I admire your 'eye' and talent.


Shabby chic is the perfect way to describe your style!! i love this!! Thanks so much for the chance to win, this is one set I don't have!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Diana Lynn Martin said...

OMG! I'm pretty much speechless! This is so beautiful Lisa!! You are so amazingly talented & I feel so lucky to be your DT sister!

Diana :)
Getting Cricky DT Sister

Cheri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I will always think of you as the "Queen of Layers", my friend. You do them so well!


Creative Diva said...


Your project came out amazing. Love those spellbinders. Love the colors too.

Getting Cricky DT

Creations by Shirl said...

Oh my Lisa, you are simply amazing, I just love and always wait to see what you are up with your next projects.... This is such a beautiful set.... love all those pretty papers and awesome die cuts.... Superb!

Vicki said...

STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous and oh so girly! I love everything about the box and the card from the shapes to the colors, flowers and ribbon..Bravo!


Oma's Crafts said...

Lisa your card and box are amazing as always!!

Precious Hugs

K Clark said...

Lisa I love the style you have right now... amazing projects!! tfs

Dee Burns said...

Lisa, you described your project the best way possible...it's just BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING and ELEGANT all in one. The recipient is one lucky person. The colors are magnificent. Great inspiration my sweet friend.
Have a great weekend!
Dee B

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pretty flower embellishing.
Thanks for giveaway chance.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Yoshiras time to craft said...

Wow Lisa this so Gorgeous!love the soft colors and flowers.i love adding lace to my projects too.I can stop looking at your card and box.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Lisa your new style is simply fabulous-- such style and elegance---Dont change!!!

An'Jenic G. said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I love all of the layers, colors and such beautiful flowers. I think the bling is a great addition to your lovely box. I'm already a follower and TFS AJ!

An'Jenic G. said...

Opps forgot my contact info. Im already a follower and thanks for the chance to win. This would be good with my other K stamp.

Cindy Beland said...

OH MY GOSH Lisa,Your card and box is ABSOLYTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!The layers and details are just AMAZING and I LOVE the color too!Have a great weekend my friend!:)WOW!!!!!!

pruttybird said...

Gorgeous projects :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

Lisa, you rock! This set is so beautiful. Love everything about them. The flowers, the colors, the layers, the papers, the sentiment. It's all amazing.

creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

Sheila said...

What a beautiful set. Thanks for sharing it.

Karenladd said...

Absolutely gorgeous box! I had to laugh at your discussion about style and how your first cards were using a computer program! I think we all had those days!

Karenladd said...

Forgot to say that I am already a follower!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Janis Lewis said...

Lisa, this is so beautiful. Everything about it - the flowers, the colors... everything. Love it! :) Janis

Mary Ann said...

Wow! Just beautiful...Love them...guillotma@bellsouth.net

Michelle said...

Lots of work but really fabulous.
Thank you for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
LG Michelle

Patti Ross said...

Lisa - amazing as always - you are such an inspiration to me.

Patti Ross
DT Sister

Smacki's Place said...

this has got to be my all time favorite set of stamps. your work is wonderful. thanks for the chance to win. i'm a new follower and love your cricut directions and designs.

Shawnee said...

I love your beautiful projects. The colors are perfect and the flowers are gorgeous. Great job!

sjpenkacik at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS and so ELEGANT!! Your shabby chic style rocks! I am actually right in the middle of doing a box right now but doesn't look near as gorgeous as yours....hehe
I love all your layering, pretty flowers and your sentiment choice is perfect my friend! You always have me on the edge of my seat just waiting for your next project! So BEAUTIFUL Lisa!!

Have a great day and hopefully
I will get that darn craft room clean today, LOL!

Sherrie K

scrapBugz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love it. Follower and enjoy your blog.

scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Lisa, I first off want to say I am a New follower..
Your Box and Card is so beautiful! Love the Sentiment on the Box. I so know what you mean when you said how you cringed at the first creation that you made.. lol I know what you mean because even though I started only a year ago I look back and see what I have made and the card was so floppy and glue everywhere and just laugh, I was so proud of it! Now I am like what was I thinking!
Thanks for taking the time to share your creation and can not wait to see your Video on this! Love your Chic and Vintage look!

Pink Polka Dot Scrapping said...

Sorry forgot to put how you can reach me email is pinkpolkadotscrapping@yahoo.com

Amy said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love the delicate lace and vintage victorian style of it- so pretty....:)Amy

Karen said...

My dear, sweet, sparkly friend... this gift set is truly the epitome of beauty. :o) It spoke to my faithful, elegance-loving heart and I simply adore every single facet. The colors are fantastic and I always love the layers of Spellbinders you use. The flowers are exquisite and you know I love that lace and tulle. :o) The sparkly flourishes and beautiful stitching finish it off perfectly. I LOVE that you made the card coordinating, but not identical. :o) Your mom will be SO blessed to enjoy these every single day! Exquisite work as always, Lisa. Thank you also for the opportunity to win that lovely set. :o)

Hugs and blessings!

Claire Spielman said...

I want one for Mother's DAY!!!!! Your creativity is shining today my friend. Love the colors, and the fact that you used ALL your stuff makes it even more interesting. Waiting on the video so i can see how to create such a pretty project! TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

The Crafty Dream said...


I am your new follower
Thank u
Gaby Beard

She's a Color Queen said...

Absolutely beautiful! All the paper lace and paper flowers - gorgeous!

LeeAnn from NC said...

Wow ! Gorgeous !

Lizzie Laine said...

These are both so beautiful, I just love your style! You always make the best projects!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your site! It is a piece of heaven in scrapbook world. I have been a big fan or your work, and I have been a follower of your site for a long time.

Your work is absolutely gorgeous. Your projects are amazing and inspiring. I am trying to broaden my scrapbooking style and skills. So, I thank you for your inspiration and sharing.

Happy happy weekend!



Debbie said...

this box and card are gorgeous so lovely, the colors are perfect I am like you so getting better with my crafts and if I ever reach your level I will be so happy thanks for the encouragement that it can happen
upnurse at aol dot com

mbchoj said...

Absolutely beautiful box and card. Am already a follower
mbchoj at aol.com

Anonymous said...

WOW !! Lisa absolutely wonderful! Love your Blog Look (it's been a while I am ashamed to say)..

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Love the style and the great colors!

Shelly said...

Lisa, this is GORGEOUS! What a truly beautiful set! I just love that so much detail and time go into your projects. Each project is a work of art! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Hope you have a wonderful day my friend!

Shawn Mosch said...

I know what you mean about styles changing . . . I look back at my first cards and scrapbooks and think "Did I REALLY think this looked good?" I guess it is like clothing and hair styles . . . at the time they were perfect and they are a snapshot of us at that time.

I love your style . . . always LOVELY!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
Crafty Chics Blog
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
Webmasters Earn Money Here!

Unknown said...

Hey Love, you did it again! This is a beautiful gift set. You are so good at putting color and shapes together to come up with such pretty and elegant things. I love this style, probably my favorite,but you are so able to do so much more too. Your scenes are always amazing. I was so happy to hear you are going to teach us how to do one of your boxes too! You're the best my sweet friend. My caliber came, yeah!! Now I just need to feel good enough to use it:))

Hugs, Pam

Lady Fair said...

Your box and matching card are absolutely gorgeous!


Brendanc said...

I love your box and card. Soo elegant. The colors are beautiful.

Brendanc said...

I forgot to leave my contact info, brndsmth@bellsouth.net

Lynda said...

Absolutely STUNNING Lisa!!! I just LOVE your style!!! You always do such a fabulous job! Great work!



cema1cema said...

Beautiful!! Wonderful projects! Great sentiment! Christina

Michele Smith said...

I love love love your box and card. The shading of the edges, the dies cuts, the lace...all of it goes so well together. So so beautiful! Already a follower here but new follower on Pinterest. Can't wait to check out all the fun stuff you have on there! msmith38652@gmail.com

Norma Gomez said...

This is a really beautiful project, you did a great job. I love those flowers!

Oh, I'm a new follower :D

CathyinMN said...

I've been a follower of yours for a while now. Just love your projects for today -- absolutely beautiful! What wonderful Mother's Day gifts. Thanks so much for a chance to win such a wonderful stamp set.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

marg0006 said...

I just love how elegant your box turned out. With the pretty lace and great colors.


Unknown said...

This is elegance at its best!!! Wow love this project!!!! Stunning work as always and what a treasure to keep!!!! Way to go Lisa!!!! C'est Magnifique!!!! Wow!!!

Kristi said...

These are so beautiful! I am amazed at it, they look like they took a lot of work! Someone is going to be very happy with you.
kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I don't think I can say WOW enough times, this is just gorgeous!!

Hugs, Lori m

Cyndi S said...

Absolutely stunning. I love it.
cstephenson at q dot com

Scrappin' Sista said...

As always, WOWZERS. You are a master with some Spellbinders. I love all the details. The distress ink is a wonderful touch. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

GCDT Sister

Maribel said...

I am so in love with your style! These colors are so perfect! Love the shape and all the beautiful elements!

Jessica Buffa said...

You never disappoint sweet Blend. I love the softness of this project and your dimension is FABULOUS! I am so ecstatic to have met you and to have been able to follow you in your journey. Lovely job!
Happy to be hopping along today.
Jessica S

Lisa said...

Hi Lisa!
This set is amazing! You've put a whole lot of love into it, as always. You are truly gifted my dear!

Sugarlips said...

You have such an amazing talent. I am always in awe of the fabulous things you create. Love it.

Getting Cricky DT sister

Jenscrapstoo said...

Lisa, once again your projects are Amazing!!! I get so inspired each and every time I visit here. Beautiful :)
Cheers Jennie
Getting Cricky DTM

The Craftin Mama said...

Lisa, you know that I love your work!! Great job once again!!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are beautiful! I love the box and the color choice! The lace and the flowers! Thank you so much for sharing and I just LOVE the positive thoughts sentiments thank you for my chance!
lisascreativeniche at gmail.com

Jayne said...

Stunning box and card Lisa.Just love the pastel colours,your amazing flowers and the touch of lace.
Jayne x

DIANA L. said...

Lisa my friend, this is absolutely gorgeous. I'm speechless

Karen said...

Lisa that your so much for joining my challenge with you beautiful card. Love the colors the lace so stunning. Karen

Chriss America Real said...


These projects are so lovely they brought tears to my eyes. I don't know what your style is either..I think that is what I like about you, it is a surprise every day. I do think you lean toward shappy chic & vintage but that grung does creep in there too. Beautiful job!



Maria said...

Wow! This is stunning!!! TFS

Beate said...

As always, AMAZING layering of dies and beautiful projects!!!
Hugs and smiles

littlen said...

beautiful project. tfs. long time follower here.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Aim said...

Lisa, this is SPECTACULAR!! I know I mentioned that I loved it before, but it's even more beautiful today -- You truly do have incredible talent... And you are so kind and generous to share it with others so freely!! Thank you for being YOU!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Dayna Sabrina said...

Shabby Chic you are indeed! I love all of your work and have for a long time!

DIANA L. said...

I am so glad you chose this one to enter in my DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY challenge.

This project is gorgeous and I get to see it again.



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