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Thursday, June 30, 2011

God Bless America Card

Happy Thursday!
I know this post is a little late today, but I took the day off and me and the hubby went to the movies. It was nice to get out of the house for a while.

By the way, Kristal over at Getting Cricky with K.Andrew is having a Scrap Tote giveaway on her Facebook page, all you have to do to enter is go there and like her page and tell her Becka sent you! Pretty awesome!

Ok on to todays project, I made this God Bless America card using Getting Cricky Stamp Set Freedom isn't Free.
For every stamp sold Kristal with donate $1 to Intrepid Fallen Heroes for those who are seriously wounded/disfigured while serving overseas service and all of her stamps are made right here in the USA.  You can check out all her stamp sets at http://www.kandrewdesigns.com/
Here is my card:

Also entering this card in these challenges:
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge-http://pennyschallenges.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's A Pirates Life for Me!

Good Wednesday morning fellow crafters.
How are you all doing today? I am fanatastic! One more day until my Friday! WOOT!WOOT! Today I am going to share with you a Pirate's Game I made for the Cricut Circle June Monthly Challenge. The theme this month was to make a project(notebook,game, planner etc....) for a Road Trip.
So, since our family is really taking a roadtrip to the Redwood Forest in August, I thought this would be a geat game for the kids to play in the car or in the camper.

I used the Buccaneer Imagine cartridge for the whole project. There is a treasure map already on the cartridge so I used that as the board for the game. Next, I cut out 4 pirates at 3.5" for the game pieces.
Then I cut out the No Trespassing sign, cannon and treasure chest to give the game board some depth.

I also made these game cards from the Buccaneer Cartridge, the skull paper was printed and then cut to 2" x3" cards.

So how does the game work? Well the youngest player goes first. They draw one card and then do what is on the game, the objective of the game to to get to the X where the treasure chest is. The red marks is the trail to the X.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Have a Splashtastic Day!

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone!
How is everyone on this fine Tuesday? I am doing great. Well I have decided that every Tuesday and Thursday, I will post a project showcasing the new stamp sets by K.Andrew. So here is a cute little card I made with the Splashtastic line. You can check out all of her stamps HERE.

All of her stamps are made right here in the USA and are made with the high quality acrylic. Plus she donates $1 per set sold to a charity that is close to her heart.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K. Andrew-Penned

Hi Fellow Crafters,

Today is Sunday. YEAH! Today is the start of  the Getting Cricky with K.Andrew Simply Sunday Challenge. Today's challenge is called Penned. So you need to make a project with pens somehow in it, for example:  (gel pens, journaling pens, pens used in your diecut machines, etc). Make sure you visit K.Andrew's website for all the details and to link your project up for a chance to win!

So, did you all have a wonderful weekend? I certainly did! I went golfing Friday with my husband, which was really nice, it was the first time I've been out since last summer. But now I am sore all over! We have a sleep over for my son Friday night and spent most of Saturday cleaning, relaxing and crafting. Couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
For the Simply Sunday project I made this card from the Life is a Beach cartridge and K.Andrew stamp set Amazing you. You can check out all of Kristal's new stamps by clicking HERE.

All of her stamp sets are made right here in the USA and she donates $1 from each set sold to charities that are close to her heart. You can check out all the charities and stamp sets at http://www.kandrewdesigns.com/
Hope you all will play along with us this week and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

YIKES! The monsters are out!

Hi Everyone
When the kids got out of school, I decided to make this little fun card. I do love Summer time, it is one of my favorite times of year. And the kids are out of school, so we always take a vacation in the Summer while they are out. This year we are planning on camping in the Redwood Forest in Northern California. We have never been there before so I am really excited. But in the mean time, we have to keep the kids busy with other fun.

I made this card from Mini Monsters and Mini Monster cuttlebug folders- 5x7 and Everyday Paperdolls for the briefcase and book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just Keeping Swimming Dora Card.

Hi all you crafty ladies. Today I have another special treat for you.    Today I am showing the new stamp set by Getting Cricky with K.Andrew called Splashtastic. Here is a picture of the set, it is just adorable.
Don't you just love it. Kristal's stamps are made right here in the USA and she donates $1 from every set sold to a charity. Which is so cool! You can check her stamps out by clicking HERE.
Here is the Dora card I made with this set.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Link Up Love Party with K Andrew & Winners

Today is the Link Up Love Party with K Andrew & winners from the 2 blog hops - Here is how it works.  You must visit K.Andrew's Blog to get all the details. But it is a way for people to go to your blog and you can share with them all your creations. So people who might not even know about your blog will have a chance to get to know you and you can get to know them. It is a wonderful way to share all your creations with people.

Here is one of my favorite projects that I have made, is this Mickey card. It was the 1st time I used the Mickey and Friends Cart. The exact thing that I am grateful for: My husband and my children.

Today I have 3 winners to announce:

The 2 winners from the Stamp Release Party with K. Andrews are:
1. Renae said... 54 Although hard to pick, I think my favorite set is positive thoughts. You won Food For Thought

2. Lynn B. said... 24 Really cute notecards. My kids are grown so can't use the idea but they are great! I am a new follower. I guess my new favorite was Splashtastic summer because I ordered it tonight.

Ok on to the winner of the Cupcake blog hop. I used random.org to chose the winner and he chose:

sweetlilscrapper said... 34 yummy yummy!! :)

Winners- Please email me your contact information and mailing address at scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com, and I will get your prize pack out to you.
Make sure you come back tomorrow for a preview of the Splashtastic stamp set.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop and giveaway!

Welcome to my Blog and the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop. We hope to inspire you with our Sweet Creations! Today we are celebrating Sylvia's birthday with cupcakes her favorite! If you arrived from the lovely Lisa's blog then you are in the right place.  If you happen to stumble upon my blog and would like to play along. Please start at Sylvia's blog. We have a great line-up of wonderfully talented ladies for you to visit today and see all the awesome creations they have made for you, plus there will be lots of blog candy along the way. So, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and hop along with us today.

This is a mini composite notebook. I used the cupcake off Simply Charmed for the cut. The stamped sentiment is from K. Andrew's new stamp line called Food For Thoughts.

Ok, today I am giving away this awesome prize pack pictured below. It is the same one from the Memorial day hop but my comments weren't working so I had 8 comments and I will add those 8 to all the comments from today and draw a winner randomly. You must be a follower and leave a comment to be able to win. EASY PEASY!

Thanks for visiting my blog, now hop on over to Jenny and see what she has in store for you today.
Have a Sweet Day!
Here is a list of Participants:
Sylvia- http://www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sandra- http://www.365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Theresa- http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Giselle- http://www.crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/
Brynn- http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/
Krystal- http://www.gettingcricky.com/
Bonnie- http://www.pinkbonbons.blogspot.com/
Sherrie- http://www.sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Lisa- http://www.prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Becka- http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
Jenny- http://www.jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
Sandy S. http://www.thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
Jessica- http://www.chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
Tiffany- http://www.sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/
Diana- http://www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/
Anita- http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Jazmin- http://www.jazzyscards.blogspot.com/
Tami- http://www.tambocreations.blogspot.com/
Lissi- http://www.littledetails-lissi.blogspot.com/
Kristi- http://www.kreations-by-kristi-crafting.blogspot.com/
Coralyn- http://www.sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com/

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K. Andrew

Hi my lovely crafty crafter friends,

This Sunday is Father's Day! Happy Father's Day to all the awesome dads out there! Today is also the Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K.Andrew. This weeks challenge is called Face It! You need to use faces in your project- whether its stamped, hand drawn or cut out. Since today is Father's Day, I made this cute card for my husband with Everyday Paperdolls.

My husband works for the railroad so this little person fit perfectly. I used Peachy Keen Wide Eye kids stamp set for the face and CM letter stickers for Father's Day.
Come play along in Kristal's challenge this week by clicking HERE.  If you are looking for the Stamp release blog hop you have until tonight to enter to win some blog candy click HERE to enter. And don't forget to check out all of Kristal's new stamp release by visiting her Store. Her stamps are awesome! The are high quality and stamp so crisp!
And come back tomorrow and join me for the Cupcake Blog Hop for Sylvia's Birthday.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Cricky with K Andrews Blog Hop- Stamp Release Party!

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog hop where we are showcasing the first 6 sets in K Andrew's brand new line of sentiment stamps!If you came from the wonderful and talentes Amy's blog then you are in the right place! welcome! If you are just joining me tonight, make sure to start with K Andrew's blog.

Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. Atleast $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to these charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time beleives 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.

I want to show you the Food For Thought stamp set

This stamp set benefits  Storefont Shelter for Homeless Children which is a non-profit organization that helps take children off the streets and gives them a place to stay.

Here is what I made with the Food For Thought stamp set: It is a set notecards to put in your childrens lunchbox.

OK Here is the fun part. I am giving away 2 Stamp sets to 2 lucky followers!

 You must be a follower and you must leave a comment on this post telling what your favorite stamp set is out of the 6 that were released tonight. Make sure you visit Kristal's blog Getting Cricky with K. Andrews to check out all of her new stamps.
You can now purchase all 6 stamp sets HERE.
Now you can hop on over to  the ever so Awesome Erika's blog ......

Blog Hop and LIVE U-Stream tonight-

Tonight is the Getting Cricky with It Blog hop, and to kick this hop off, we are having a USTREAM at Kristal's Channel: Getting Cricky. Just click HERE to join us. Ustream starts at 6pm PST 7pm MST, 8pm CST, and 9pm EST). See you there and then back here for our blog hop!

Make sure you come back tonight for lots of blog candy giveaways and to hop along with all the designers!!
Here is a sneak peek of Food For Thought- the stamp set I will be showcasing tonight!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Say Cheese Card & Father's Day Mini Album

Hi Everyone
Today I have a special treat for you all! Two posts in one.
To get started I would like to share with you a sample card using the NEW Getting Cricky with K.Andrew stamps. Here is a notecard I make using her Food for Thought set called "Say Cheese". You can purchase Kristal's stamp sets here. I just love her stamp sets, all of them are adorable and affordable! They are made of the highest quality and they stamp so crisp! These are the best stamps I have used!

I used Create A Critter for the cheese and Getting Cricky Food for Thought Stamp sentiments.

 Don't forget to come back tomorrow for our Stamp preview blog hop and u-stream live video. Friday's Blog hop has some awesome giveaways, almost every DTM will be giving away one or more Getting Cricky stamp sets! So make sure you come and check it out! Keep reading below, because I put together this awesome Father's Day gift that is super easy to make.

This week our DT Challenge for Sweet Sassy Diva, was to create a Father's Day project. So, now that the kids are out of school, I knew they wouldn't have made anything for their dad so we decided to make a mini album for him. My son had such a fun time helping me make this album, he helped pick out the cartridges and the cuts we would use in the album.
Here is what we made.

First, I used some pre-cut chipboard that is 6 x 6, then I used the patterned cardstock out of DCWV- It's a Guy Thing stack and cut them to 6x6, and glued the patterned cardstock to the covers and then the other pages are also glued together to make them a little thicker. I glued the white side of the pages together. I inked the edges of the album with chocolate ink. I used my cinch to bind the album together which was super easy- after I learned how to use it LOL!

Next, I used Accent Essentials to cut of this circle shape. I had some clear stickers with sayings on them, this one says memories, and I used Tim Holtz Alcohol inks to die them. Used hemp twine for the bow.

Next, we started decorating the inside pages.
These were some leftover stickers I had from a different project, not sure who they are by.

I used the Boys will be Boys cartridge for the hammer and screwdriver, and cuttlebugged two DCWV metalic pieces of cardstock to make them look like tool box chrome.

The page on the left was done by my 2 year old daughter and the one on the right was by my 7 year, he wrote a list of reasons why his dad is the best dad in the whole world. Its hard to read because he has really sloppy handwriting but one of the reasons was because he plays with him...pretty funny huh.

I used Block Party for these cuts, dad is a great BBQer so we thought we would put some pics of that in there.

This is cuts from Everyday Paperdolls. We love to camp in the Summer.

These last pages are Super DAD from Paperdoll Dress Up and the back cover has a pockets for their Father's day present to him. They got him tickets to the Steve Miller Band concert up at the outdoor theater in Lake Tahoe.
So now all I have to do is fill it up with some pictures and cut of some cute sayings from the Cricut- like Dad Rocks etc.... Just a few finishing touches and it will be good to go.
Thanks for stopping by today! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for K.Andrew Getting Cricky Stamp release blog hop! With lots of blog candy!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hot Dog! Don't loaf around

Hi Everyone
I am so excited to share with you a sample card using the NEW Getting Cricky with K.Andrew stamps. Here is a card I make using her Food for Thought set. You can purchase Kristal's stamp sets here.

I used Block Party cart for the Hot Dog, and my gypsy to make it into a card. I just love Getting Cricky stamp sets, Kristal made the cutiest saying and they are awesome quality. The stamps a thick and crisp. Except I messed up on the saying of the inside of the card, because I first stamped it in a different color but it didn't really show up well, so then I used white, but I smudged the ink that I first used. I am just going to cover it up with a black piece of paper and re-do the stamp and will post an update on it tomorrow.

 Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see another project and Friday for our Stamp preview blog hop and u-stream live video. Friday's Blog hop has some awesome giveaways, almost every DTM will be giving away one or more Getting Cricky stamp sets! So make sure you come and check it out!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Loving you is easy as pie

Hi Everyone
I am so excited to share with you a sample card using the NEW Getting Cricky with K.Andrew stamps. Here is a card I make using her Food for Thought set. You can purchase Kristal's stamp sets here.
I also used Accent Essentials to make the layered flower, and my i-top for the brad in the middle. Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see another project and Friday for our Stamp preview blog hop and u-stream live video.