Friday, March 16, 2012

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

WELCOME TO THE "IN LIKE A LION....OUT LIKE A LAMB" GETTING CRICKY BLOG HOP!!!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! If you've hopped along from my sweet and talented friend JESSIE 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 the WINTER WISHES For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:




WINTER WISHES
 

K Andrew Designs

On to my project: 



My card is 5X5 square card.  My light blue card stock is Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  My background paper (spring) is DCWV from the The Blossoms and Butterflies Stack and is cut at 4 1/2 X 4 1/2.  My cute little lion was cut at 4 inches from the Everyday Paper Dolls cart.  I cut it twice once in the lighter yellow orange card stock and once in the darker yellow orange card stock.  I cut his mane (not sure that is the proper word) off the darker colored lion and pop dotted it onto the lighter colored lion using SU deminsionals.  I hid the face freatures using my gypsy and stamped a Peachy Keen face from the Critter Faces Stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added some Glossy Accents to it's nose.  I chalked around the edges with brown chalk.  My grass was cut at 2 inches from the Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.  I stamped my sentiment from the "Winter Wishes" set.  I stamped it on a piece of purple card stock using the same Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I just cut the ends to resemble a banner and used a pencil to shape it.  I used Color Bok card stock for the lion, grass and banner.  

What blog hop would be complete without BLOG CANDY!  I'll have some surprise blog candy for one lucky person.  All you have to do is leave me a comment below telling me why you do/don't like spring.  I won't require you to become a follower or subscribe, but if you do, leave a 2nd comment telling me so for an additional chance to win.  I'll be picking the winner on Wednesday, March 21st giving everyone a chance!

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: RHOLYNDA





28 comments:

  1. This is so adorable, Miranda!! I am smiling right along with the sweet lion!! I love the flowered background paper and the way you popped up the tag!! So fabulous :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT - Sister

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  2. I love your card. Spring brings new life after a long cold winter where everything outside is so dead and cold. I love getting outside and playing in my fairy garden with my daughter.

    Julie
    www.scraphappypapercrafter.com

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  3. I love that background paper and the lion is so cute I just want to squeeze him! To cute!

    Heather Getting Cricky Jr. Design Team Sister

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  4. I'm a new follower.

    Julie
    www.scraphappypapercrafter.com

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  5. Super cute and fun!! I don't remember seeing that lion on the Paper doll cart. i will have to look for it!! I love spring becuase that is when my daughter was born!!! So glad that the weather here in Canada is warm (almost like summer weather) bring on the Spring!!
    Kristan
    GCDT-Sister

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  6. This is really precious. I love the sentiment you used. I am already a follower but now following you on the Linky Followers.Thanks for the chance to win.


    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

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  7. Hes awesome!! Love the paper you used! And his face is precious!
    I love spring because I love getting to see the new flowers.. the trees getting their leaves back and I get to get back to my garden! :) TYFS !!


    Amanda
    Getting Cricky JrDt
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  8. Absolutely adorable Miranda! I love that happy lion :) So so cute! I am already a follower of your sweet blog!

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  9. I forgot to tell you why I love spring - good thing I can have 2 comments if I am a follower lol. I love the new beginning that spring brings every year. The awakening that the earth goes thru - it is truly a miracle every year! And the color green! Sooooo many different colors of green :) Gotta love it!

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  10. Your lion is TOO darn cute! The thing is is that he knows he's the mane attraction. TFS! Scrappy hugs DT sister.

    Christel
    GCDT
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  11. I like many things about Spring. Flowers blooming, grass &trees sprouting, warmer weather and it is a time for new life.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  12. I like many things about Spring. Flowers blooming, grass &trees sprouting, warmer weather and it is a time for new life.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  13. This is such a cute card. I absolutely adore that background (brown) paper. TFS.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  14. Adorable card, love the colors and the background paper you used. What I love about spring is the return of the song birds and the renewal of life. What I don't like about spring is the storms.
    Gotta take the good with the bad. Thanks for the chance to win. lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  15. I've been a follower for a long time, I'm also a subscriber. I love visiting your blog and being inspired by your craftiness!

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  16. I love it!!! The lion is adorable and I love that background paper.

    Great card.

    Jessie
    DT sister

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  17. LOVE the lion 3D dimension...awesome! I saw a little trick for making a banner...just fold the ends in (pleated) and it looks great!
    TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S. (Grandma)
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  18. What a Cute Lion. tfs
    bdtktr at gmail dot com
    craftinwithmypups.blogspot.com

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  19. So adorable!! I love pring because the flowers start to bloom.

    Hugs,
    Veronica Dt Sister
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  20. Wow love this Card the Lion is supper cute. love the Layering and the papers. thanks for sharing.
    Anita GCDT Sister
    www.anita-craft-corner.blogspot.com

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  21. Miranda - this is the CUTEST little lion! I love the background paper and purple sentiment! Thank you for the great instructions too! Spring is my favorite time of year because I get the sense of renewal and making a fresh start...like in the flower beds! It makes me want to get outside and enjoy life instead of curled up in a blanket on the couch! LOL msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  22. Already a follower ~ can't wait to see what you come up with next! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  23. This turned out just ADORABLE! Love the little lion's face - perfect!

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  24. Adorable card. I really like how you made you banner pop!

    I love spring because of the cool weather. I dislike the bugs that come along with it though. lol

    Precious Hugs

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  25. Such a cute little lion - great card! I love EVERYTHING about Spring! Flowers peeking through the late snow are so refreshing to see after a long winter!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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  26. I am already a follower! Thanks for sharing your fun projects!

    missstamper (at) yahoo.com

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate them! Have a great day!!! Miranda :-)