Friday, June 29, 2012

3 Girl JAM "Craft Queen"

Hello everyone,
Today is my 3 Girl JAM Design Team post.
I can not believe this year is half over already. Can anyone tell me exactly where the time has gone??
Today I have been playing with tons of summery papers and the fabulous 3 Girl JAM "Sterling" crinkle ribbon to make a cute little bow. I colored the Simply Betty Stamps crafty girl with some Tim Holtz distress markers, added some Liquid Pearls and home made Dew Drops. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs "Crafty Friends" stamp set.
The 3 Girl JAM design team is really getting excited about the upcoming blog hop and it is only 3 short days from now so be sure to....... 
Mark Your Calendars
for the
Beautiful Bows Blog Hop
*New Product Launch*
***Link Up Party***
you can join the FB Event HERE
We hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Crafty Friends

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday today. Around here we are relaxing and enjoying having the family together. The grandkids have been little fishes all week and I think I even saw them sprouting gills. Their mom's friend has been having her neices quite a bit so they have been having a blast with 2 new friends to play with. I on the other hand have been having a blast in the craft cave. Broke out the Copics and did a little coloring. I ordered some Spectrum Noir markers and am anxious to get them and see how they are. If anyone has these markers I would love your opinion and helpful hints. I am not an artist by any means but do like having fun with the markers and learning new things. As long as I stay mostly inside the lines I'm happy. :-)

Today my Crafty DT sis Heather and I are featuring K Andrew Designs "Crafty Friends" stamp set.
K Andrew Designs
If you would like to find out more about this set just click the pic.

For my first project I colored up my "Crafty Friend" Ariel from SBS in one of my favorite colors.
I added some "Hot Chocolate" crinkle ribbon from 3 Girl JAM.
Topped it all off with a sentiment from today's featured stamp set and I think it turned out fantastic.
 Here is a peek at my other projects I created with this crafty stamp set. You can check them out at Getting Cricky and also see what Heather has in store for you.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Whoo's Owl crazy?

Today at Getting Cricky we are Owl crazy. Christel and I are showcasing the 3 Hoot-a-rific stamp sets all about the Owl.
First Kristal has...
Owly Hoo Sentiments
K Andrew Designs
Second is...
Hoot Owl Images
K Andrew Designs
and last but certainly not least is...
Hoot Owl Accessories Images
K Andrew Designs
Click on the pics above to find out more info on these Owlsome stamp sets.
I used all thre sets on my projects today and they turned out so cute.
If you would like to see my other 2 projects head over to Getting Cricky to check them out but here is a sneek peek to temp you.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Getting Cricky "Get Wild" Blog Hop

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Get Wild" Blog Hop. This is such a special hop because we have some really special guest designers that have joined us. I am absolutely loving their imagination. We would love for you to visit each of our DT Sisters Blogs and leave lots of encouragment for all their crafty helpers along the way.
Getting Cricky Blog Hop
If my sweet dt sister Patti sent you over to visit Bryce, Kylie and me then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining us from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to start at the beginning with Kristal's blog because you do not want to miss any of the talent these kids are displaying.

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...

Here are my "Wild Animals"

My grands have been with their dad for 2 weeks and just came home last night so they were not here to help out but they are still joining us for the hop. This is a picture frame made out of popsicle sticks. The picture is of their first day of school.
For our project we featured.....
"Guy Talk"
K Andrew Designs
If you would like to add this set to your stash just click the pic.

*** Kristal is also starting to offer ECO-FRIENDLY packaging. If you would like to learn more about this just click HERE While you are there you can check out the fabulous giveaway also***
Your next stop on the hop is the awesome and oh so creative Patty and her equally talented neice Briana.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

I Heart You

We are featuring the K Andrew Designs "I Heart You" stamp set today.
Last week for the 3 Girl JAM blog hop I made a Bargello Flag card and Kristal, our fearless leader, from Getting Cricky asked if I could make a tutorial so of course I jumped at the chance.
Here is a sneek peek at my other project using the "I Heart You" stamp set. You can see the complete project over at Getting Cricky. You will also see the awesome creations of Diana Lynn Martin while you are there.
If you would like to add this stamp set or crinkle ribbon to your crafty stash just click on the pics below to make it so.
K Andrew Designs

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Getty Cricky DT Post with Sweet July

Hello crafty friends. I hope you are all having a relaxing weekend.
Today at Getting Cricky Kristal is featuring one of her fabulous new releases.......

"Sweet July"
K Andrew Designs

Here is a sneekity peekity at one of the projects I made for the grands using this set. Head over to Getting Cricky to see everything I created and also what my awesomely talented dt sis Lisa created.

Have a blessed Sunday and Happy Crafting.

Friday, June 8, 2012

3 Girl JAM DT post

Hey there, Hi there, Ho there. Today I am filling in for Zeni over at 3 Girl JAM. I hope you all have enjoyed the Red, White and Blue blog hop this week. Everyone really rocked the new bundle with some truly amazing creativity. Working with this bundle has been so much fun and I just couldn't stop creating with it. Hopefully the store will have some left when I get paid.

So for my project today I used the White crinkle ribbon from the Red, White and Blue bundle to make this cute spinner card.
The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set
I also used the Spinners Die collection from Papertrey Ink and Labels Fourteen Nestabilities from Spellbinders. Military Mike is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Have a safe weekend and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

3 Girl JAM's Red, White and Blue Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM
Red, White and Blue
Blog Hop
If my fabulous dt sis Carri sent you over for a visit then you are exactly where you are meant to be. If you just happen to be visiting then you should head over to 3 Girl JAM for the beginning of this great hop.

Today the 3 Girl JAM team is showcasing the Red, White & Blue limited run crinkle ribbon bundle.
I had so much fun with this delicious ribbon and just couldn't stop playing. I made 2 similar flags but after the first card was made I wanted to change it up and added a little bargello touch to the second card.
I cut it into 1/2" strips and staggared them by 1/4" and put them back together. For my 3rd project I ruffled each of the ribbon colors into a circle and added them to the base of the flag pole.
The flag, stars and cover were made by squeezing red, white and blue glitter glue onto acetate in the desired pattern. Let it dry overnight and there you have some pretty cool embellishments. I put a hole in the top of an old test strip canister to hold the flag pole and wrapped the glitter glue cover around the canister and glued on the stars.
Just a hint... use the Studio g glitter glue not the Stickles. Stickles is not thick enough and will just crumble when it is dried.
The sentiments I used are from K Andrew Designs
"Freedom Isn't Free" and "Sweet July" stamp sets.

Now it is time to visit the sweet Miss Avery's blog and check out her awesome creativity.

Remember when you are done hopping head over to 3 Girl JAM and pick up some of this terrific crinkle ribbon for yourself.

If you get lost along the hop here is the complete line up: 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Simply Sunday - Summertime

Welcome to a new Getting Cricky "Simply Sunday" challenge and I hope you all are having a very blessed day today.

This month's challenge is to create a project with a "Summertime" theme. It can be a card, layout, 3D, altered project or anything else you can think of just as long as it is about summertime.

This past weekend we went to my nephews graduation and I was able to visit a Michael's store. Oh that is a super duper fun place to be. While there, I was able to get the Paper Dolls Teen Scene cartridge. I have been wanting this cartridge since it was released but we don't get any of the new carts in my area so this was a gold mine. lol

For today's project I used that sweet new cartridge and his adorable little face is from the PKS Simple Simon assortment. If you live near the beach (wish I did) summertime would be all about surfing. I spent the summer after graduation in California and never wanted to leave the beach. We did a lot of body surfing but I never had the nerve to actually get up on my feet.
The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs new release
"Guy Talk"
K Andrew Designs
If you would like to make this stamp set your own just click the pic.
You should also check out the other awesome new releases in the store.
"Southern Sayings"
K Andrew Designs
"Even More Food for Thought"
"Sweet July"

Be sure to head over to Getting Cricky and see all the amazing creations my fellow DT sisters have made. While you are there go ahead and link up your projects.

Friday, June 1, 2012

3 Girl JAM dt post

TGIF everyone and I hope y'all are doing well today.
Everyone around here is winding down from all the "end of the school year" activities and gearing up for summer. School is out, graduations are over, pools have opened and the hot weather is on its way. Today the 2 oldest grands started their first 2 week visit with their dad and I can already tell I am going to be needing some major distraction. The 2 things that will be making this vacation bearable is my baby grand daughter and hibernating in my craft room. :-)

For my project today I used the "Cold" part of the "Hot and Cold" canvas borders set.
3 Girl JAM "Canvas Borders" are really stylin'. They already have adhesive on the back which is awesome. I inked the canvas to give it a more aged look. You can also easily stamp on the borders.
The sentiments are from K Andrew Designs
"Southern Sayings"
K Andrew Designs

I wish you all a fantastic crafty weekend.
Be sure to come back on Wednesday for 3 Girl JAM's "Red, White & Blue" blog hop.