Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Cricky "Show Us Your Style" Design Team Blog Hop

Hi friends! I'm 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 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!!

If you've hopped along from Patti's blog 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 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....

For my project, I'm featuring the Owly Hoo Sentiments and Winter Wishes stamp sets:

And here's my project!...

This is a 5" square card base, using Kraft cardstock. I used my Imagine machine for this card. All of the images & patterned papers are from the "Better Together" cartridge. The hearts are from the stock images that come with the Imagine machine, cut at 5", 4.5" and 4". The girl/dog image is from page 20 and is cut at 3". The image is mounted using pop-dots. The pearls are from Darice. I inked all of the edges with some Martha Stewart ink in "Chocolate". I added & tied the little pink bows to her hair using some Offray ribbon. And of course the stamps are from K Andrew Designs, using the sets shown above & Tim Holtz Distress Ink in "Walnut Stain".

What is my style? Well, I love anything & everything having to do with animals - specifically dogs. Although this card is more serious, I mostly make projects that are fun & whimsical. The thing I love most about Kristal's stamps is that I can always create the perfect sentiment because her stamps are so versatile & have so many mix & match possibilities. In addition to animals, I also love using flowers & hearts. I'm not a girly girl in real life at all, but in my crafting I totally am! I like to use soft pastel colors as well as bright & fun colors, depending on my mood, lol. Also, I am totally obsessed with details - probably too much! Thank you so much for hopping by tonight!

*** 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!! Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!!  :)

Now you can hop on over to your next stop:
Faith Abigail 



  1. This is so beautiful, Diana!! I just love the design and the gorgeous papers!! I'm a dog person, too, so I love anything that has to do with them!! This is awesome :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT - Sister

  2. Very cute card! I love the pearls around the heart! Great job!


  3. What a sweet card Diana. I love the heart and how the little girl and dog are sitting so happily together.

  4. oh, so very cute! love that little girl with the dog! great job! happy to be your newest follower!


  5. This is so cute. Welcome to the Getting Cricky Design Team. I'm sure you will have a great time working with Kristal and team. They are great.


  6. Your card is really cute. I love how you placed the pearls. Very adorable.
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  7. Great job using the Imagine. I love the image and you've created the perfect sentiment. Congratulations on being selected a DT member.

  8. What a great card! They look like the best of friends.Congrats on your DT Position!

  9. Especially like the heart shape. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. This scene is too precious! Love the heart and the pearls and everything about these friends!!

    Precious Hugs

  11. I love you card. The heart shape is so perfect & I love the colors.

  12. Very pretty card!! I love the pearls around the heart, great job!!

  13. Great card. I love how you added the pearls and those tiny little bows. Great details. :)

  14. Awwww.... this is so sweet! :) Janis
    craftyjanis at live dot come

  15. What a sweet card! I also love animals and you can never go wrong with a cute dog!!

  16. This is just too precious for words - what a fabulous card.

    Patti Ross
    DT Sister

  17. I love shaped cards and your card is adorable! Love those images. Better Together is one of my favorite cartridges. And who could go wrong with K Andrew Stamps, they are perfect always!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  18. I love your card. This is such a cute image. I will have to put that cartridge on my wish list. Great job!

    sjpenkacik at gmail dot com

  19. Lovely card.

    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

  20. I am a new follower.. Cute Sentimemt and I love how you added the heart to it! So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  21. WOOF! WOOF! That means this dog person LOVES your style!! Great, sweet card. I must check out that cartridge, I don't recall seeing it?
    TFS /New follower
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.

  22. aww i love your card, so sweet!!!

    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby Beard

  23. That is super sweet! I do animal rescue and that would be perfect to give out to new doggie parents when they adopt a rescue! Wonderful card!!

  24. Such a cute card. I love that cartridge, and love that you showed your love of your furbabies in your sweet !

  25. Love your site, and so happy to be a follower.

    Your card is gorgeous, and I especially love the bows in the girls's hair! So precious!

    Thank you for a fun blog hop!

  26. Love the combination of the sentiments. Mix and match sets give you so many more options for ideas since you can create your own sayings.

    Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
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  27. this is so sweet and cute love the layout of you card thanks for sharing hugs Debbie
    DT Getting Cricky

  28. cute card -love the picture and sentiment.
    mbchoj at aol dot com

  29. I just left a message but it seemed like it didn't take so here I am again I just love this card its so super cute love the layout of your card hugs Debbie
    DT getting cricky sister

  30. Beautiful card Diana! You picked the perfect sentiments! Great work!



  31. This is soo cute!! Reminds me of my Daughter and her dog! Christina

  32. Very cute, love the ribbons you added to the girl's hair.


  33. Very sweet card! Love the girl and her dog together. TFS!

  34. Sweet card. Love the girl with her pet.

  35. Awwww I love the way you framed the girl and dog with a heart to bring it all together. So super sweet!

  36. look at you go with your big bad crafty self! I love this card! So precious! Congrats on your first blog hop challenge. BTW: I got her stamps in the mail this week and I can't wait to start creatiing with them!

  37. Love the added bows in her hair...darling card! Happy to be hopping! New follower, too.
    Jessica S

  38. This card is MARVELOUS! The jewels are a marvelous touch. The sentiment fits the images PERFECTLY. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

    GCDT Sister

  39. Diana,
    Your project turned out so cute. Glad you are on our team and can't wait to see what else you create this term.

    Getting Cricky DT sister

  40. Very cute, I love using the Imagine for my projects too!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama

  41. This card a super adorable Diana, reminds me of my daughter and her dog!!
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky DTM

  42. Cute card!!

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