Friday, July 20, 2012

Getting Cricky Blog Hop - "Celebrate This"

Welcome to the "Celebrate This" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!! 

     Yahoo! Yahoo! Celebrate good times come on ! - Let's celebrate

     We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! We'd like to invite you to visit each of our DT Sisters' Blogs and our very special Guest Designer, Lynn from My Cards N Stuff !!

     There's a party going on right here a celebration to last troughout the years. So bring your good times and your laughter too - we're gonna celebrate your party with you ! Who doesn't think of Kool & the Gang when it comes to celebrations?! :) We are very excited to show off our celebration material to you! We have come up with some great ways to celebrate all sorts of events! Birthday, Holidays, Just because days... loads of fun to be had throughout the hop! We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Sooooo, let's get hopping...

      If you've hopped along from Kristal  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 and Lil Men" set.K Andrew Designs... For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview!!

My project for the hop is another Disney card (I've been on a Disney kick) for a birthday celebration.  July is a big birthday mont in my family, not the least of which is my son's.  He is having a big on this year- 21! You wouldn't necessarily know that by the card, but I let him choose which Cricut cut he wanted, and this was his choice. He is a native central Floridian, and I think that kind of puts Disney in the blood. (Both of my kids grew up going to Disney theme parks for school field trips...spoiled, I know.)

    Genie is cut at 5" from the Disney Dreams Come True cartridge. Any of you who have used these cartridges know the cuts need to be fairly large to be able to deal with all of the little pieces.  I went for a Moroccan(ish) theme in the background of this 5.5" x 5.5" card in browns and reddish tones (brown is his favorite color).  Most of the background paper is DCWV, the rest is from my stash. Back to front there is a layer of glitter paper, then some shimmer paper, and finally a piece that was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and inked with bronze and copper metallic ink.
     Originally the Genie and the lamp were one piece, but I wanted to put him on an Action Wobble and the lamp kept bending, so I snipped them apart and attached them separately. The sentiment is from the sentiment set shown above. Did I mention I really love K Andrew Designs stamps!!

    Don't forget to check out one of Kristal's newer sets Sweet July! It has lots of wonderful 4th of July Holiday fun but it is not just for the 4th it is great all year round with the "you're invited" stamp and so much more! Just what you need to make the perfect invitations!!! The Genie is on an Action Wobble to put a little extra fun in the card.

     Now for some Blog Candy! Since this is my first blog hop I figured I should celebrate with a little something. I have a small set of K Andrew Designs "Sympathetic Sayings" that I will be giving to one lucky crafter. I will draw the winner Sunday 7/22. Please leave a comment with an email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

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


  1. This is absolutely adorable!! I love the embossing and the sentiment is just perfect for the image!! Thanks so much for guest designing with did a fabulous job!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT

  2. This is so cute Lynn! I love it. Thanks for being the guest designer and being patient with me while I learned the ropes :)

  3. great card!!

    Veronica G
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  4. This is a fabulous card, what a great idea to cut the lamp and the genie apart!! Thanks for being a guest designer with us!!
    Cheers Jennie
    Getting Cricky DT

  5. This is adorable...we live in Canada and our kids were brought up Disney too...we love it...about 8 family vacations. Lee-Ann :)

  6. Love your card!!! Great way to use the Wee wish sentiment. I love Disney too. TFS and the chance to win.


  7. The Genie is great! and the sentiment is perfect :)

    Sheri R

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

  8. I love this card and so will your son.
    You are never too young for disney!!
    I'd love to follow you by email will you sign me up at this addy?
    dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)
    (hopefully a new email follower :)

  9. Such a great card! You used that set wonderfully!! TYFS :)

    aclapper1 at gmail dot com

  10. Such a cute card!! I'm a new follower!

  11. Like all things Disney. The embossing folder is the perfect one. Email address with symbols subbed for words in parens:
    sunshine_honeybee2004(at sign)yahoo(dot)com
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Love your card...The Genie is my favorite character in the Aladdin cartoon!!


  13. Cute card and the sentiment is the perfect fit!

    Precious Hugs
    Getting Cricky DT Member

  14. Very cool card!! Wow Disney Land for a school trip, amazing!! Hope your son has a great birthday!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  15. Great card and love that sentiment. TFS the blog candy. (at) gmail (dot) com

  16. Such an awesome card! I love the stamp and I too had a Disney kick last month. Ha. TFS AJ~

  17. Perfect card for a little boy! Great colors!

  18. Super Cute Card!!!!! Who doesn't love Disney!!!!
    Miranda :)
    miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com

  19. Fun Disney card...and I love the saying!

  20. love the embossing...super cute

  21. The sentiment is perfect for your adorable genie card.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  22. I love the genie! I, too, am a disney fan. Although I do not have any disney cartridges, I might just have to buy one.


  23. Love the Genie from Aladdin! So cool. Fabulous job on your card.

    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  24. Your card looks fab! I'm sure your son will like it, regardless of his age. Thanks for the chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

  25. Love this! Hes perfect and the saying! CallyAnn

  26. Adorable card! Love your diecut and of course the stamp!