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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge With Getting Cricky

Happy Fabulous Sunday!

I am away on vacation right now, but that doesn't mean all the fun has to stop. Today is the Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky! This weeks challenge is Think Positive! and all the designers are showcasing her Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.
I love this stamp set! I love to send cards with Positive messages to people so this set is perfect for that.
If you would like to check out all of K.Andrew Design Stamps click HERE. I love these stamps they are high quality polymer stamps and Kristal donates $1 from every stamp sold  and $1 of her own money for ever stamp sold to charity. How awesome is that!
So for my project today I made this step card.

If you would like to play along with us this week and I hope you do, go HERE to add your link to your project and have a chance at winning a great prize and being a Guest Designer on Getting Cricky.
And don't forget Getting Cricky is having a Design Team call and you still have time to submit a project. Check it out HERE. I love being on Kristal's design team and her stamp are the best stamps I have worked with.
Also please come back on Tuesday for a special pinic project using Amazing You stamp set

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SSD DT Challenge- Mix it Up

Hi everyone
Becka here with http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/ . This week for our SSD DT challenge we were asked to make something with a BBQ in it. So I decided to make this BBQ invitiation for an upcoming BBQ we are having.
I used Simply Charmed cartridge.
Here is the cut I used from Simply Charmed:

Here is how I set the hamburger up on the Gypsy

Set up for paper on the mat

I used Peachy Keen Wide Eye Kids stamp and CTMH "Invited" stamp for the top bun

Then I used the small dots Cuttlebog embossing folder to make little seeds on the top bun.

Then I put all the BBQ info on the inside of the card. Hope you all enjoyed my post.

Monday, July 25, 2011

WINNER! Operation Owl Blog Hop

Happy Monday Everyone!

I jsut wanted to thank all of you who came by this weekend for the Operation Owl Blog hop. I think Kristal is just such an amazing person. So my thank you card was just one way I liked to show her how much I really like her. Thank you to all of you who left a comment for me and became a follower and to those of you who were already followers. I lvoe reading all of your comments and I am still going through them and visiting your blogs if you left me an addy for it.
So here is the winner from random.org
# 16
Sunshine HoneyBee said... 16 Wonderful card & your coloring is great. My coloring is not so good. I've been a follower of your blog for some time.

"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Please check out her Blog! Melissa please email at scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com by July 31 to claim your prize and send me your shipping info.
Hi My Fellow Crafy Crafters
It's Becka with http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/ here.
 Today is Day 5 of HIJACKING Kristal's blog while she is busy taking in some R&R. I am happy to be here with you today. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
I always love coming to Kristal's blog everyday to inspire, uplift and just make me feel plain better everyday. Since she is away, I will try to give you some words of my wisdom, but please be nice Kristal is way better at this than me.
Anyways, today I would like to talk to about HERO's. Everyone has a person they look up too. For me my hero is my mother. She is the greatest, most loving, and strongest person I know.  When I was a child my mother was a single mom raising 3 girls, with not very much help from our dad. But she stayed so strong for us kids, although she worked a full time job, she still cleaned houses at night just so we would have enough money to buy groceries she always was happy. She always taught us that honesty and love were they greatest things you could give to another person.  Whenever one of us was hurting she was always there for us, she always stood up for us and what she believed in, lifts us up when we are down, always has great advice to give, and she would never let anyone ever hurts us.
My mom is still the same to this day, she is my bestfriend and I love her so much and she is my hero.
So who is the Hero in your life? Today I made this card to show my mother how much I love her.

I love this little stamped image, can you believe I colored this with colored pencils? I just got them this week and this is only the 2nd image I have colored. I am trying to get the hang of it. The sentiment is from K.Andrew Stamp set Positive Thoughts.

Please check out all of Kristal's stamp sets HERE. They are all awesome, and she donates $1 per set sold to a charity that is close to her heart. Please check back tomorrow to see who is the next one to take over Kristal's blog. And come visit me at http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K. Andrew


Hi Everyone,
Welcome to this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K.Andrew. This week the challenge is For The Troops. I decided to reshowcase a couple layouts I made and added stamps when K.Andrew's Freedom Isn't Free set.
Kristal donates $1 from every stamp sold to a charity. The charity for Freedom Isn't Free is Fallen Hero's.
You can check out all of Kristal's stamps HERE.
Make sure you check out all of the challenge details at http://www.gettingcricky.com/ to play along with us.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Operation Owl Blog Hop & Prizes

Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us. We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card to be mailed to Kristal.
Our Design Team term is coming to an end and we just want to be sure to let Kristal know how much she has meant to us over the last 3 month. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun. If you are interested in participating, you can add your card to the link below and mail them to the address here.

If you've hopped along from  Lisa 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 Brenda's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!
Amy Chomas has graciously donated a mini gel pen set and holder

as our grand prize and some of the ladies have also added to the pot (surprise package).

You must go to each blog and leave a comment (following would be nice also) to qualify for the grand prize.

Brenda will be picking one lucky winner on Wednesday, July 27th. So make sure to go back here and see if you won.

So here is the Thank you card I made for Kristal, I first want to say Kristal is such an awesome person! I loved being on her design team. I think she is so inspirational and just a down right kind hearted person. So Kristal thank you so much for everything you have done for me.
My girlfriend gave me some stamps images and I wasn't sure what to do with them since I can't afford Copics, so I bought some colored pencils and a blending pen and this is the 1st one that I did. I think it turned out pretty well for my 1st try.

Ok for my blog candy I am giving away is one of Kristal's Stamps set Positve Thoughts
All you have to do to win this set is be a follower and leave me a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on Monday.
Now head on over to Kathy P and check out what she has in store for you and if you get lost along the way, here is your lineup.

Brenda http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
Amy Chomas http://amychomas.blogspot.com/
Jess http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/
Kathy T http://scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com/
Lisa http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/
Kathy P http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/
Ro http://rodonner.blogspot.com/
Amy http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Becky http://www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com/
Charlotte http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Julie http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
Rebecca http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/
Erika http://www.craftysprouts.com/
Brenda http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/

If you would like to link a card up, here is the link up.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Circle Nevada Pennant Contest

Happy Wednesday! Is everyone having a lovely hump day? I am because my work day is almost over. YAY! I wanted to share with you a Pennant I made for the Cricut Circle Pennant Contest. We were supposed to make a pennant of our home state that represents our state. I live in NV and last year was our greatest college football season ever! GO WOLFPACK! We went all the way to the Championships with our home town hero quarterback Colin Kaepernick (who was drafted by the 49er's). We had a 13-1 season. It was awesome and totally brought NV pride to Reno. So with that in mind I made my banner honoring the NV Wolf Pack Football team.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back Saturday for our Operation Owl Blog Hop- where there will be lots of prizes and blog candy, it is sponsored by Amy Chomas.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Winner and Fashionable Friends Tag

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to thank everyone who participated in our Getting Cricky Blog Hop this weekend. I had 50 comments on I used Random.org to draw a winner. So drumroll please......The winner of Food For Thoughts Stamp set is:
Jill Angel said... 9 What a cute card! Thanks for sharing!
Please email me your address at scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com by Monday July 25th and I will mail your prize out to you.

Also I wanted to let you all know about a ver special blog hop coming up this Saturday called Operation Owl, the hop has been sponsored by Amy Chomas and she has donated Gel pens to give away! These pens are awesome! You can use them in your cutting machines! WOOHOO. So make sure you come back on Saturady so you can join in all the fun! There lots of prizes and goodies along the way. I will be giving away another K.Andrew stamp set.

 Ok for my project today I used Fashionable Friend stamp set by K.Andrew. I love these stamp sets by K.Andrew they are awesome! She donates $1 from every stamp sold to a special charity and they are made right here in the USA! I like that they are high quality polymer stamps and they stamp so crisp.

For my project, my little sister turned 26 on Saturday, WOWZERS I feel old! I made her this gift tag that I put on some boday spray I gave to her.

We all went out for Sushi for my sister's birthday and we had so much fun. My husband doesn't like anything fish so he had chicken and rice, but he tried a sushi roll and oh my gosh it was so funny the look on his face. Pure agony it seemed like. My son who is 7 also tried it for the 1st time and he loved it! YAY! For me I now have a new sushi partner. I love sushi! And most of the time I go by myself at lunch for it, my sisters work to far away to join me and my husband doesn't like it, so now I can take Cooper with me. He starts a reading program today and it will be on every Tuesday for a month so he has to come to work with me so I can take him so I guess we will have to have sushi on the days he is with me.
I hope to see all of you back here on Thursday where I will have an exciting announcement about my blog and again on Saturday for the Operation Owl blog hop. Have a gerat day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K. Andrew

If you are looking for the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog hop CLICK HERE.

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to this weeks Simply Sunday Challenge with Getting Cricky with K.Andrew. This week the challenge is Lunchbox Notes, featuring her stamp set Food For Thoughts.  So the challenge is to make some kind of lunchbox note, and you don't have to use her stamp set if you don't have it, but if you do that would be awesome!
I made this post it note holder with a mini gel pen. Then I can use it to put notes in my kids lunchboxes.
I love the K.Andrew stamp sets they stamp so nicely, clear and crisp. She also donates $1 from each stamp set sold to charity. And all the stamps are made right here in the USA. You can check out all of her stamp sets by click here. And don't forget to go back to Kristal's blog to link up your challenge project for this week. I also used Peachy Keen face stamps for the stamped face. I love these stamps they have the cutest assortment of face stamps to go with all your cricut cuts.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's Get Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!!

This month's hop is in support our fallen HEROES...  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the "Run for the Fallen" in Maine...
"Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State."
One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event...  If you would like to help support this cause, we invite YOU to join us in making a card or two to say "THANKS"...  You can find the address to mail your cards by clicking HERE.  The organization is also accepting donations for the event.  You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...

If you've hopped along from Amy from Love To Crop 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 K Andrew's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

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, 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 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 Designs 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 am featuring the "Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set for tonight's hop.  $1 from the sale of each "Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes -- a non-profiit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat.

I made this adorable Thank you card to donate:

I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!! How about a K.Andrew Stamp set Food For Thought- WOOHOO. To be in the running to win this stamp set, you must be a follower and leave me a comment on this post. I will take comment until Sunday night and will draw a winner Monday.
Now you can hop on over to your next stop:Becky

If you would like to see all of Kristal's stamp sets and learn more about the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...
Our special Guest Designer for this month's hop is Amy Chomas!!  Amy is the creator and designer of Chomas Creations.  Her family makes her products right here in the USA, and they ship each package out themselves.  Amy's mini gel pens and gel pen holders are the perfect accessory for any Cricut or Silhouette owner!!  She also features a mini marker holder and embossing kit that will take your crafting to new levels!!  To see more of Amy's incredible products, please click on her blinkie below:

In case you get lost along the way or need to revisit anyone, here's the entire line up!! :)

I hope you have enjoyed my card and will consider joining us with a card or two of your own...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

You've Got Purse-onality

Good Wednesday morning everyone,
Today I wanted to share with you a purse card I made with Fover Young cart and Fashionable Friends stamp set by K.Andrew. I am so excited this morning because we went camping last weekend at Davis Lake, CA and I got some really awesome pictures to share with you too. But, first on to my project.

Here is how I set this up on the Gypsy
 I had to weld 2 purses together, so in order to do this you choose 2 of the sam purse and the flip one of them from right to left. Then I welded them together. On the back side of the purse, you need to make it so the flower cuts will not cut into the paper, so you must hide the cuts.
This button I am pointing to will hide the cuts that you do not want cut out. Then I used Getting Cricky with K. Andrew stamp set Fashionable Friends to stamp the cute little saying on it, kind of like a price tag.  Check out all of Kristal's stamp set by clicking HERE. I love all of these stamp sets she has come out with, they are made right here in the USA and she donates $1 per stamp set sold to a charity that is close to her heart. I think this is totally awesome! And what a great inspiration to the rest of us. Look at this set! Isn't it awesome!

Ok so last weekend we went to Davis Lake to go camping, and we had such a great time. We took this 5 mile off road trail to the top of a mountain to a look out tower that is used to watch for fires along the whole valley. The ride up there was so scary the trail was barely big enough to fit our truck on and then there were fallen trees everywhere and cliffs! Needless to say my stomach was in knots by the time we got to the top. But it was well worth it, take a look at these pictures. 360 degree views of the whole valley. We could see the top of Mt. Lassen which is in OR I believe.

And of course a picture of my adorable friends.
Make sure you come back by on Friday for the Getting Cricky Design Team blog hop! There will be lots of great prizes....like.....Humm....I know I will be giving aways some stamp sets! WOOHOO! See you Friday!