Friday, April 20, 2012

Getting Cricky with K Andrew "Show Us Your Style"

Welcome to the "Show Your Style" 
Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
We're 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 Art 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!!  Throughout the hop you'll be introduced to each of the Design Team Members who will each share a little about their styles and preferences for stamping!!  We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way, so let's get hopping... If you've hopped along from the Super Talented 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 OWLY HOO AND SPLASH-TASTIC SUMMER stamp sets.   For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:


OWLY HOO

 K Andrew Designs 

SPLASH-TASTIC SUMMER

K Andrew Designs

A little about my style, well for the most part I like clean and simple.  I like doing scrapbooks as well as cards.  I do find myself making more cards than layouts and I think its because of the instant gratification you get from making cards.  Now onto my projects: My youngest son, Christopher and his finance' Ashley are expecting a baby boy in August.  So guess what I'm getting to do, you got it help with a baby shower. 


I decided to make a favor box and an invite.  



The invitation is A2 sized.  All of my paper is from my scrap box.  Sorry I don't remember the names of the companies. Each of my layers is 1/4 of inch smaller than the one below it.  So the green is 5 1/4 X 4; white 5 X 3 3/4; lavender 4 3/4 X 3 1/2; and the background patterned paper is 4 1/2 X 3 1/4.  I cut my animals out and popped them up on top of the printed animals on the paper.  I used my Tim Holtz paper distresser to distress the edges of the paper.  My ribbon is from Michael's.  I hand cut the flag from green paper and using "It's" and "Baby" from K Andrew Designs Art Stamps Owly Hoo set and "a" from K Andrew Designs Art Stamps Splash-tastic Summer stamp set to create my sentiment.  I stamped my sentiment using CTMH Lagoon ink. 



The blue layer is 5 1/4 X 4 and the edges were inked with SU Bashful Blue.  The words on the inside of my card were cut from New Arrival cricut cartridge.  Shower was cut a 2 inches and invite wording was cut at 2 3/4. 



My sweet little onesie favor box was cut at 9 inches from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More2 cartridge.  I inked the edges with the same SU Bashful Blue Ink.  I also cut a squirrel out and popped him up on top of the image that was printed.  Added some mini clothes pins that I picked up at Wal-Mart and it's all done. 

  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 telling me which of K Andrew's stamp sets is your favorite and why you like it!  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 entry.  I'll be picking the winner on Wednesday, April 24th giving everyone a chance!  
*** 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!!  Woot-woot!!  Be sure to take advantage of this special before it's GONE!!  :)
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: PATTI



Getting Cricky Blog Hop



59 comments:

  1. These are adorable Miranda. What a cute invite. I am sure it will be a lovely shower!
    Heather
    GC DT sister

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  2. Oh my gosh, these are adorable, Miranda!! I love that favor box and the tiny clothes pins!! The invites are so sweet!! Awesome projects :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT - Sister

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  3. Your projects are sooo adorable - Love them!!

    My favorite stamp set is Of Mice and Lil Men right now - goes with so much!!

    Linda
    www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable invitation!! I love the papers you used!
    My favorite stamp set is Crafty friends but my go to set right now is Of mice and lil men :)

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  5. Ohh and I'm also a follower :)

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  6. very, very cute!!! love your invitation. such pretty colors! thanks for the chance to win some candy!

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  7. I am happy to be a follower!
    oh, and my fav set is Owly Hoo..I love owls!! I used it today and made a card and posted it on my blog.

    have a great weekend!

    http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/

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  8. Miranda,
    I love the way these turned out. Absolutely adorable. It's really hard for me to say which set is my favorite. I love "Scripture Sayings", or is it "Amazing You"? Maybe its "Coffee & Tea". I think you get the point. I just love Kristal's stamps.

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm a follower.
    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  10. Really cute project for a baby shower. Love the onesie. Fabulous job.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

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  11. How fun getting ready for a new baby. I love the invitation and the onesie is just the cutest ever.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  12. I just love this! It is sooo adorable! I don't have a favorite K. Andrew set yet. I'm new to these and am slowly browsing the store to see which ones jump out at me the most. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Tammy
    tampatha01@gmail.com

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  13. I am a new follower!
    tammy
    tampatha01@gmail.com

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  14. Adorable baby creaions. I'm a new follower. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  15. Awww...these are so cute! I really love the little critters & the distressed edging. I'm currently in the midst of making 75 baby shower invites & it's soooo fun! Good luck with yours!

    Diana :)
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

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  16. Oh so sweet! Those little animals are the cutest!!

    Precious Hugs

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  17. Aww! First Congrats to you as a grandmother and Congrats to your son and his wife. I just love your box and card. How cute are the little critters. I like the distress look of the card and who dont love a oneies. Thanks for the chance to win & TFS AJ!
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  18. Im a follower of your blog and Linky!

    I don't have a fav K Andrew stamp because all of her stamps are great. It really hard to pick one. Thanks for the chance to win & TFS AJ! jeria22@yahoo.com

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  19. Super cute!! Congrats on being a nana again!! i love the little clothes pins on the treat holder!! My favourite stamp set is Owly Hoo because there is something on it for any occasion (love the numbers on it). Thanks for the chance to win
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  20. I am already a follower!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  21. Both of them are so adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. What an adorable invite and treat box! I'm especially loving that treat box. super cute how you added the squirrel to it. -- I'm new to K Andrew stamps so I don't have a favorite. I am really liking the Scripture Sayings and the Amazing You sets because I know I would use them a lot. The amazing you set I would use to decorate lunch bags for my kids for next year. -- Thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Awesome! Love your invite...The box is sooo! cute...

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  24. I love the softness of this. So pretty! And those clothespins are perfect. Great job! My fav KAD stamp set is Splashtastic Summer. I love the "water you up to". Cracks me up.
    :) Janis
    craftyjanis at live dot come

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  25. Oh my goodness, this baby set is so adorable! I love several of the KAD sets, but the ones I'm loving lately are Food for Thought and the Owly Accessories! I also like Fashionable Friends!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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  26. I am a follower!! Also, forgot to mention why I love the stamp sets I mentioned above. It's because they are fun and versatile! Good for cards, tags, and even layouts

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  27. So dang cute!!!! Perfect gift set!
    Great Job!

    Patti Ross
    DT Sister
    www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
    jprossfam@gmail.com

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  28. This is a beautiful gift set. I love the soft colors. Great job.

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

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  29. i am enjoying how the stamps are complementing the cricut cutouts. for those of us just trying to find our mojo this blog hop has been very inspiring. i'm a new and excited follower also.
    sherrymackintoshatgmaildotcom

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  30. Really adorable. I don't have a K Andrew favorite yet as I'm new to her stamps & I only seen a few.

    Mandy
    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

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  31. I'm a follower also.

    Mandy
    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

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  32. Congrats to your son and his Fiance. These are so sweet and adorable, you did an awesome job on your party favor, I could not see where you got those close pins at.. I would love to know.. Also I do not own any K Andrew's stamps.. I would love too.. I so want these stamps and the positive stamp sets.. Thanks for sharing your creation
    http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
    pinkpolkadotscrapping@yahoo.com

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  33. I am a New follower by the way and can not wait to see more..

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  34. This Grandma has been following you for a long time and I finally posted your pretty blog button on my blog! Congrats to the entire family and I wish you all a fun shower and a HEALTHY baby. Your projects are sweet as can be!!
    I would LOVE the CRAFTY sentiments for all my friends cards!
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com
    scrapmyway@gmail.com

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  35. wow...i so so love your cards!!!

    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby Beard
    mgb2000@gmail.com

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  36. That is simply the CUTEST shower invites I have ever seen!!! Darling!

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  37. Super cute invitations. I really, really, like them ! :) just like I really, really, like all of Kristal's stamp sets. I own several of them so far and I love that they remind me of her and her sweet personality as it comes through on her videos. Probably my favorite of what I own is Fashionable Friends because there are so many ways to use it and it goes so well with the Better Together Cricut Imagine cartridge and also with some of my other stamps.

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  38. Hi,

    My favorite set would be "Owly Woo." I have never seen that one before. Love it!

    Boy, you are sure going to have a lot of fun scrapbooking for your new grandbaby! How exciting! And, your projects are so cute! I can tell how much love you have put into them.

    I am so happy to be a follower on your site and via e-mail.

    Thank you for sharing your inspiration, and for a super fun blog hop!

    www.suzanneroseberrydesign.blogspot.com

    roseberry.suzanne@gmail.com

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  39. this is super sweet set I just love it the other night when I had seen it in our group I was like WOW you are so amazing with your projects thanks for sharing I hope to learn so much more from you I am a happy follower and have been I just notice you are on the Cricut Craft room DT maybe you can help me with some things from there hugs my sweet friend Debbie
    DT sister Getting Cricky

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  40. Really cute invite and treat box. I really like all the sentiment stamp sets and love to mix and match. can't pick just one.
    mbchoj at aol.com

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  41. I love your projects Miranda! I really love the cute little clothespins that you added! The sentiment was absolutely perfect too! Great work!

    Hugs,

    RhoLynda
    blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com

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  42. So cute! Love the card! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

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  43. Very cute invite and favor box, love the paper and the critters you used. I'm already a follower. My favorite stamp set from Kristal is It's Valentines, especially love the lips from that set. I made the most adorable card for my hubby with that stamp set and I still have it on display in my craft room.

    lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  44. Very cute invitation and favor box! I think my favorite K Andrew Design stamp set is Positive Thoughts -- although there are many of her stamp sets that I really like and already have. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  45. I forgot to say that I'm already a follower, not a new one.
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  46. Since I only own ONE set I really like all of them. Since summer is around the bend I am interested in Splashtastic Summer.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  47. I am already a follower.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  48. How sweet is that?? I love the jagged edges and the 3d effects! Super job! Thanks for sharing! ONE of my favorite stamps is Crafty Friends. So many cute little sentiments that I could use for all the wonderful WWW friends I have made in the craft world msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  49. Already a follower here but am a new follower on Pinterest! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  50. Love your baby shower invites. I think I like All About Animals because I can use it with my Create A Critter Cricut cart.
    kidshomelove at yahoo.com

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  51. Now a follower.
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  52. What a gorgeous set. Love all that distressing and inking, too. Happy to be hopping! New follower. I only have Splashtastic Summer, but love the owl stamps...and I just noticed that they are available on the Art Stamps set.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  53. Your projects are lovely. Great color combinations. I'm sure your son and fiance' love them. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

    Christel
    GCDT Sister
    http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

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  54. Miranda,
    I love the onesie shaped one. It is so cute. You did such a great job.

    Jessie
    Getting Cricky DT sister

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  55. Beautiful job Miranda!! I sooooooooooo LOVE the onsie!1

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  56. These are just adorable, They are the cutest!! Love the colours you have used!!
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  57. So adorable!! My favorite stamps are Amazing You & Splashtastic Summer. Im already a follower.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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