Friday, April 20, 2012

"Getting Cricky "Show Your Style" Blog Hop"

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 Oma Gloria 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 Of Mice & Lil Men.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Of Mice & Lil Men

Hi everyone! I'm super excited to begin my first Blog Hop with my Design Team for Getting Cricky. I have been looking forward for this day to come. I also want to thank everyone for stopping by my blog today. This is such a great theme for a hop. I have been crafting for maybe 2 years now. Over time, I feel I have grown as a crafter. I started off with scrapbooking first, then slowly with cards next, and eventually became able to do projects such as party favors, altered projects, and more. I don't have one particular style, I believe I have more which means I love creating things that are easy and simple, but also started to love making things that are 3 Dimensional. Overall, I hope you love what I created today for this fun hop.

Before I showcase my project, let me tell you a little about it. This Sunday, my husband and I will be celebrating our 6th year Wedding Anniversary. We have been a couple for 15 years, I guess you would say we were High School Sweethearts. Well, this year my husband kept telling me he didn't want me to buy him anything, just spending the day with me was all he wanted. So I decided to make him a special gift for his office. Therefore, I decided to put together a nice picture frame of our wedding, especially since he doesn't have one in his office.  I really hope he likes it. I tried not to make it to girly. LOL

"Dreams do Come True"
 Wedding Date: April 22, 2006

 I purchased a shadow box from Michaels and measured paper to the side of the cardboard of the frame box. For example, the first layer is some beautiful Celebration Paper from Stampin Up.It is measured at 8 x9.5. Then, for the light blue card stock, it is measured at 6 x 8 I believe. I wanted the colors to match up with what our wedding colors were.
 Then, I used some Blue Twine to hold the tag with the beautiful sentiment "Dreams do come true."
 I then placed 3 Light Blue Prima flowers at the bottom of the frame. Then, I added a clear adhesive sentiment that says, "I love you." On the front of the frame, I placed this beautiful border from Queen & Company.
I truly love how this frame turned out. I might have to create more like these for my home. 

Materials I used:
Shadow Box
Stampin Up Celebration Paper
Blue Card Stock
Sew & Easy:Blue Twine
Prima Flowers
Queen & Company: Blue Border
K. Andrews Of Mice & Lil Men Stamp Set

Ready for some Blog Candy!

One lucky winner chosen by Random. Org will win :

Prima Flowers
(Sorry for not having a photo)

Here are the simple requirements:
Last day to enter is Sunday, April 22nd by 11:59 pm PST
Winner will be announced on Monday, April 23.  
1. Become a follower of my blog (If already a follower, just let me know you are.)
2. Leave a comment with your email address.

For extra entries:
1. Like my Facebook Page "Creative Diva." & leave me a comment on my page and on here to let me know you did.  + 1 Entry

That's it! Easy Peasy!

*** 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!!  :)

I am your last stop. Thank you for stopping by and hope you have enjoyed the hop.

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



  1. I am sure you hubby will love this. It is gorgeous!! Happy anniversary to you both. So excited to work with you!!
    GC DT sister

  2. Happy, happy anniversary, Patty!! I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful day together!! This frame is so incredibly beautiful!! Wow, you did such a fabulous job...I just love it :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT - Sister

  3. Happy Anniversary! Your frame is gorgeous!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky DT Siser

  4. Beautiful frame! Love the way you used the twine to hold the sentiment tag :)
    I'm already a follower TYFS :)

    aclapper1 at gmail dot com

  5. wow! your shadowbox is soo pretty! great job! happy to be following your blog. :)

    heathernovinger @ hotmail dot com

  6. I liked your facebook page, too! :)

  7. This is a really nice project. It turned out beautifully.


  8. I really LOVED your Frame!!! Great work!!! =D

    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations Blogaversary Blog Hop! =)

    Tatiana - DT member for Docerela Creations

  9. What a gorgeous picture and a lovely frame to share it. I hope he loves it because it really is special.

  10. this is gorgeous! what a great way to highlight such a special time and photo.

  11. I am a new follower.


  12. Especially like the flourishing embellishing. I was trying to cut some flourish images from Straight From The Nest and they tore in the process of being cut. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. This is a way better gift than anything you could buy him! Happy anniversary! I got married in 2006 too! I'm sure he will love this!

    Diana :)
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  14. Beautiful frame for a beautiful couple. He is going to love it! Happy Anniversary!!

    Precious Hugs

  15. Congrats on your 6th Wedding Anniversary! You both are a beautiful couple. Your husband will love this shadow box frame. It is so cute and you picked great colors and Kay stamp is perfect! I like how you add the bronze pearls it give it a manly feel. Thanks for the chance to win and TFS AJ!

  16. Im a follower of your blog and facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win & TFS AJ!

  17. Well Happy Anniversary tomorrow!! How sweet he is going to love it!! Great use of the stamps!! I am already a follower!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  18. A very happy anniversary to you & your husband. (Your anniversary is the very day my son was born. My husband I were married two years earlier on April 24th.) I think your husband will love the frame you made. It's beautiful and made with love. Can't go wrong with that.

    creationsinbloom at gmail dot com

  19. Love it ...Very pretty...

  20. I loved your visit.
    Have a nice weekend.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Docerela Creations Blogaversary Blog Hop! :0)


  21. This is so touching and so beautiful. :) Janis

  22. Hey, girl! Great project! What a special keepsake! SMiles, Jill

  23. What a beautiful anniversary gift, he's going to love it! Following on GFC!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  24. Liked your FB page and left you a comment!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  25. Absolutely stunning. What a beautiful piece of artwork!

    Patti Ross
    DT Sister

  26. This is such a beautiful project. I love the colors.


  27. what a stunning shadow box. that your for sharing. this blog hop has been the best ever. love the stamps and love the designs. i'm a new follower also.

  28. Gorgeous! Love it and I'm a new follower.

    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

  29. Like your facebook page also!

    scrapbugzmandy @ gmail dot com

  30. Hey there... I am a New Follower.. COngrats on the New Team and also the 6 year mark! This Frame says love all over it! Your frame turned out so pretty!Thanks for Sharing!

  31. Twice in a week I get to see your stuff! YIPPEE!! I just started following you the other day and this frame really shows your creative ability. Congrats on your 6th Anniversary...I'm on 42 with my high school love!! Checked out your FB and video as well.
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S.

  32. awww so so cute and beautiful idea!!!

    I am your new follower
    Thank u
    Gaby Beard

  33. What a beautiful creation. Perfect way to display the sentiment, I may need to borrow that idea!

  34. I love your idea. It looked great, and then when you put it in the shaddow box it really popped. It will look wonderful in your husband's office !

  35. Hi, I have already been a follower on your site. :)

    Your project for your husband is absolutely beautiful. He is going to love it! And, so much love and thought went into it. (I like to make things for my husband's work desk/cubicle, too!)

    Thank you so very much for sharing your creativity and inspiration with all of us.

    Thank you for a super fun blog hop. And, happy anniversary!

  36. this is beautiful

  37. Very nice, love the color on this! Already a follower! TFS! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  38. Happy Anniversary! That saying is PERFECT for a wedding picture!

    Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
    Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
    Webmasters Earn Money Here!

  39. This is truly a beautiful frame and the picture is gorgeous!

    Carson's Creations

  40. Your frame is beautiful, almost as much as the couple it surrounds.
    I am a follower.
    mbchoj at

  41. I love how it turned out! Beautiful! Christina

  42. WOW what a beautiful frame! You did an absolutely marvelous job! I definitely want to give this a try! Great work! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!



  43. I just love your picture frame you did such amazing job I am sure your husband loved it and no its not too girly lol love the color choices you chose hugs Debbie
    DT sister getting cricky

  44. Beautiful frame, love the color. Happy Anniversary!


  45. What a great way to decorate the shawdow box. It turned out so nice. I hope your husband will be proud to display it in his office.

  46. The flourish gives it such a sweet finishing touch.

  47. Liked you on facebook.

  48. What a sweet sweet idea! I love the patterned paper in the shadowbox! I have one that I have been wondering what to do with. Happy anniversary to you both! I know he will proudly display this in his office <3

  49. Already a follower here, found your facebook page and liked (thanks!) and following on Pinterest ~ Happy Crafting and keep those awesome ideas coming!!

  50. Patty, what a gorgeous display for a beautiful memory...fantastic job. Happy to be hopping! Already a follower!
    Jessica S

  51. Happy anniversary! I wish you all the best. This is MARVELOUS! I love how you incorporated the sentiment with your project. I love it. TFS and being apart of this wonderful hop.

    GCDT Sister

  52. Patty,
    this frame is gorgeous. I think your hubby will love it and the picture of the 2 of you is so pretty.

    Getting Cricky DT sister

  53. Happy Anniversary!! Your frame is just beautiful!!
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky DTM

  54. What a BEAUTIFUL Anniversary gift!! I hope he enjoys it everyday!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama

  55. LOVE your wedding page ... consider it scraplifted!! LOL

    squeakyscrapper at aol dot com

  56. Super cute bestie!! Im sure Peter loved his present!

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com


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