Sunday, January 29, 2012

Getting Cricky "U R So Sweet" Blog Hop and Preview Week Giveaway Winner

K Andrew Designs

The winner of the Coffee & Tea for You & Me Tag-a-Long set is:


Congratulations!  Please send me an email through my profile with your name and address and I'll get that sent out.

If you didn't win, this set of stamps can be purchased by going to K. Andrew Designs.  Just click on the picture above.  Thanks for playing along everyone!

Real Life VS Chocolate - Getting Cricky Simply Sunday "Fantasy Land" Challenge

 It's time for another Simply Sunday Challenge over at Getting Cricky.  The theme for today is "Fantasy Land".  I actually mixed and matched words from 5 different stamp sets to get the sayings for this card.  The versatility of these stamps is so great to allow me to do this.  Remember that Kristal donates a portion from the sale of EVERY stamp set to charity and that they are made in the USA.  Isn't that great?  You can click on the images below to view and purchase any of the sets that I used today.

Now I must admit that I struggled a bit with this week's theme.  I had a difficult time thinking in "Fantasy Land", but  think that the recipient of this card will really like it.  Some of he detail of the kisses and ribbon get lost in the photo, but it really looks neat in real life. Let's get started.

Here's a video that explains how I made this one.  I trust you will enjoy it.

Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Friday, January 20, 2012

"U R So Sweet" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "U R SO SWEET" 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 -- All week long, the Design Team has been featuring many of Kristal's stamp sets in anticipation of the hop...  If you've missed out on any of the week, be sure to check out our previous posts for MORE THAN 100 CREATIVE IDEAS and PROJECTS using Kristal's stamps as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!!

If you've hopped along from Letillia - Diva of 5 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 using Coffee & Tea for You & Me

K Andrew Designs

For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview above/

Now for my project - As mention in the video, I chose to use non-traditional Valentines colors.  I wanted to fit the card to the person who would be receiving it.

I made a shaped card using the Cricut Design Studio and the "Love Ya a Latte"  cartridge.  For more information on how I did it and the paper I used, please see the video.  It was so much fun making this card and I'm sure that the person receiving it will love it as well.

Kristal has just released some new stamps in her store and you really should check them out.  She has new sets for Valentines.  Plus, if you buy $25, get the Mini Heart Bonus Set for FREE!!

K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs
Not only that , but if you enter the code "cherifreeship" you will receive FREE SHIPPING and an EXTRA ENTRY to win my BLOG CANDY.

What?  You mean there's BLOG CANDY too?  Absolutely.  I have a few ways you can enter to win this fun set of stamps.  I want to make as many ways available as possible so I decided to add a few things that you can do.  Each thing that you do will give you a separate entry.  I haven't counted it up, but let's just say that you can earn a LOT of entries!  I will close the entry process on Sunday, January 22 at 11:59 pm and announce a winner on Monday or Tuesday.

1. Post my Blinkie on your side bar and let me know in the comment section that you did so that I can go and see it on your blog.
2. Be a follower of my blog and let me know that you are in the comment section.
3. Create a post on your blog and/or Facebook page telling about this Blog Hop and Candy and leave me a comment telling me that you did so.
4.  Any purchase you make at K. Andrew Designs between today and Sunday will give you one more entry. Use the code "cherifreeship" and you will not only receive FREE SHIPPING on your order, but Kristal will let me know that you are eligible for an extra entry.
5. Visit as many of the Design Team's blogs as you can.  When you are finished, comment on today's post telling me at least 5 of the blogs you visited and tell me the name of today's project from their posts.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Debbie at DD's Crafts ......

Blog Hop Tonight and New Stamp Releases

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

It's been such a fun week with all the pre-blog hop projects that have been posted.  Can you believe that the Getting Cricky Design Team has posted over 100 projects this week?  Every one of them have featured stamps by K. Andrew Designs!  With each of us focusing on one set of stamps, there has been quite a bit of thinking outside of the box.  I hope you have seen how versatile these stamps are.

Tonight we end this great week with a Blog Hop!  There will be more than 20 projects and all of them will feature love and/or Valentines.  Sound fun?  It will be.  Just click on the link above to start at the very beginning at 9:00pm EST.  You will find some great inspiration for your Valentine's projects and maybe even some gift giving ideas.  I've previewed some of those projects and you're in for a treat - A SWEET TREAT!  There's even a bit of CANDY along the way.

 How about a peek into the new stamp sets being released?

K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs

K Andrew Designs


Click on one of the images above if you would like to purchase a set.  If you use the code "cherifreeship" you will receive free shipping.  If you place an order between now and Sunday night, Kristal will notify me and you will receive an extra entry in my current Giveaway - A Coffee & Tea for You & Me tag-a-long set!  Kristal is also giving away a free mini stamp set with every $25 purchase.There are some great images and sentiments here.  I hope you have a chance to check them out.  Thanks for stopping by.