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Friday, July 15, 2011

“LET’S GET CRICKY BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!! Woo Hoo! Didn’t ya just love Brenda’s cards! Dang girl that’s a lot of cards! hehehe! I am so privileged to be among awesome ladies on this Design Team and well Kristal is the BEST!

This month's hop is in support our fallen HEROES. We will each be featuring special "Thank You" cards to be delivered during the “Run for the Fallen" in Maine”. “Run for the Fallen Maine” is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

On Sunday August 21, 2011 the 4th run to honor our heroes will be held. This is a 65 kilometer event with each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to our home State.

One of our Design Team Sisters, Rebecca of The Crafting Misfit, will be hand-delivering these cards during this very special event. If you would like to help support this cause, we invite YOU to join us in making a card or two to say "THANKS". You can find the address to mail your cards by clicking HERE. The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE.

If you've hopped along from Brenda’s Blog then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with K Andrew's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!).

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, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), 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 Designs 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.

I am featuring the “Freedom Isn't Free" Stamp Art Set for tonight's hop. $1 from the sale of each “Freedom Isn't Free" stamp set is donated to Intrepid Fallen Heroes-- a non-profit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat.

My 1st card is “Home of the Free”: I stamped a white cardstock with a star and embossed the background with clear embossing powder then using my distressing tool and used Red Barn door distress ink and inked the whole card. I used the Stand & Salute banner and star to place the sentiment in it. Embellished with white SU twine and red & white button and stickled the star.

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My 2nd card I wanted to use my IAN soldier Greeting Farm Stamp & Copics! I still need to learn more about how to color with copics. I’m new to it so please be kind! I used some Making Memory camo 6x6 cardstock I had in my stash and some Kraft cardstock and distressed it with walnut ink, tea dye, peeled paint and brushed corduroy. I stamped the dog tag and “Missing my Soldier” on shimmer gray cardstock with versa mark and embossed with black ZING embossing powder. For the chain I used pewter Liquid Pearls. I’m ify about the card.. but its growing on me.

Ohh yeah I forgot, I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!! I am giving a book entitled, “making Greeting Cards with creative materials” and Kaiser Kraft’s “LUSH collection” Chipboard, rub on’s and Journaling Tag.

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Now you can hop on over to your next stop: AMY at Love to CROP.

If you would like to see all of Kristal's stamp sets and learn more about the charities she is supporting, please click on the blinkie below...
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Our special Guest Designer for this month's hop is Amy Chomas!! Amy is the creator and designer of Chomas Creations. Her family makes her products right here in the USA, and they ship each package out themselves. Amy's mini gel pens and gel pen holders are the perfect accessory for any Cricut or Silhouette owner!! I SO LOVE MINE! THEY ARE AWESOME!! She also features a mini marker holder and embossing kit that will take your crafting to new levels!! To see more of Amy's incredible products, please click on her blinkie below:





In case you get lost along the way or need to revisit anyone, here's the entire line up!! :)

Getting Cricky UStream and Blog Hop

1. Kristal
2. Amy Chomas
3. Kathy P
4. Brenda
5. Kathy T
6. Amy
7. Becka
8. Becky
9. Julie
10. Rebecca
11. Jess

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: AMY at Love to CROP.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards and will consider joining us with a card or two of your own.

~~ Kathy

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56 Comments:

At July 15, 2011 at 8:13 PM , Blogger Jill Angel said...

I love the technique you did on your first card and the Greeting Farm card is extra cute!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger Brenda said...

Kathy,
those cards are wonderful. You did a fabulous job with the coloring that little guy. I love your background on your first card too. Great job!!!
Hugs
Brenda GCDTM-Sister
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:16 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I love both of these you did such a great job! I really like that little person. Cute!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM - Sister
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Patricia said...

I agree, these cards are beautiful, thanks for such creative ideas----

catagal@aol.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Barb said...

Great cards! That soldier is super cute! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so amazing! I love how you did the background on the first one and the little soldier on the second is just adorable! Fabulous cards :D

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM , Blogger Lindsey said...

Love the dogtag card! And the music on your blog. This bloghop is such a wonderful idea.

kteachone@gmail.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Lori said...

Love your cards!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM , Blogger CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great job on both your cards!! Love the army paper!!
Kristan

 
At July 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM , Blogger scrapinmamaof2 said...

Great cards. I love the soldier. He is adorable! Thanks for sharing.

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the patriotic cards. Especially like the embossing powder & distress ink finished look. I'm a follower of Getting Cricky with K Andrew.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee/blogspot.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM , Blogger My Scrap Diary said...

Awww Kathy both cards are cute but I have to say my favorite is Ian Soldier. He such a cutie. I just love the farm!
Jess :)
GCDT Sis
Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Squirlygirl said...

Love your cards Kathy! I think my favorite is the red one with the stars :) I really like the little soldier on the other card though too! I'm so glad we all get to play together!
~Hugs~ your DT sister
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Dee Burns said...

Love both cards, but the second is just so precious. I think it is very creative...good job. Sometimes we can be our own worst critic...lol. Thanks for making cards for our Military.
Dee

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:48 PM , Anonymous silvia haynes said...

Fabulous cards!! I LOVE how you colored Ian!!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 9:56 PM , Blogger DIANA L. said...

Both cards are really nice I am sure the recipient will feel very special.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM , Blogger JulieK said...

Kathy both of your cards are fabulous! I love the one with the stars. I'm going to try your technique!

JulieK
http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger K Andrew said...

Oh Kathy I LOVE both of these cards--woweee!!!
Grabbing them both now!!!

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

I love your cards. Thank you for caring so much for our heros.
Charlotte

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:17 PM , Blogger Vicki said...

I enjoyed both cards..I am just learning Copics too and I think you did a great job!!

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

I am a follower

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:29 PM , Anonymous Jennifer said...

Love the military Ian!! But they are both great!! TFS!! I am your newest follower!! Jennifer

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:37 PM , Blogger NanetteMT said...

Both cards are great but I think I like the stars one the best. TFS!

nanettemt at yahoo dot com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Trina said...

I think your coloring work is very nice. Best of luck with the copics.

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:52 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

Love you cards so cute TFS

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

 
At July 15, 2011 at 10:54 PM , Blogger Amanda said...

love your work! so beautiful! prhmangel@gmail.com

 
At July 15, 2011 at 11:34 PM , Blogger OmaGloria said...

Love your cards. I really like the liquid pearls chain so I hope it is still growing on you!

Precious Hugs

 
At July 15, 2011 at 11:44 PM , Blogger scrapperbecka said...

Lovely cards. That little soldier is adorable!
Becka
Getting Cricky DTM

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:07 AM , Blogger Pam said...

I loved both of your cards, they were each very different but both so great in their own way. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Tiffany said...

Great cards! TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

 
At July 16, 2011 at 1:20 AM , Blogger A Creative Journey said...

I love your cards! I am a big fan of copics and your coloring is GREAT! TFS! I am a new follower and I would be honored if you would check out my blog at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

 
At July 16, 2011 at 1:48 AM , Blogger McVic said...

OH my gosh! Your cards are adorable! I love them! The little guy in his gear is priceless!
kacee

 
At July 16, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger Shannen said...

Very lovely - the sentiment on the first one is just so gorgeous! Love the use of red and white. The lil soldier is so cute, and your colouring is great! I've not tried copics yet, but will one day!! TFS.

 
At July 16, 2011 at 6:42 AM , Blogger Doris P. said...

love embossing! awesome :) So love the camo card -perfect!!
parkernana5@cox.net

 
At July 16, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Blogger the cricutologist said...

I really love your cards! The sentiments are amazing! Well done!!!!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Anonymous Tina Moore said...

Great job on both of the ards, really loving the red one!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 12:07 PM , Blogger mamawcindy said...

Oh,I just Love both of your Cards and Love that they are going to Great cause. That little Ian Soldier is Adorable. Thank you for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Blogger BrendaB said...

Your cards are wonderful!

 
At July 16, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow love your cards. They are so cute!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Amy E said...

Your cards were awesome! Thanks for sharing!!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM , Blogger Cathy said...

love the cards!! Well done.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 5:29 PM , Blogger S.Bayles said...

Great job and thanks for the blog hop... Good Luck to everyone.
Kristal has a great DT..........
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

 
At July 16, 2011 at 6:19 PM , Blogger shersl84bed said...

Great cards. The first one is so pretty, and the second one is just too cute!

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 7:40 PM , Blogger Jen_H said...

These cards are super dooper cute! I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
~~Jen H~~

 
At July 16, 2011 at 8:45 PM , OpenID cyndiepaperboutique said...

I LOVE LOVE the Ian Soldier card. Wish I had something like that when my BF at that time of my life was in Afghanistan. He was in the Army as a MP & would have loved receiving this card! You did a wonderful job!
Cyndie

 
At July 16, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Blogger JustMeJustina said...

Great card TFS especially love the Greeting Farm stamp!!!

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At July 16, 2011 at 10:53 PM , Blogger Carrie said...

Your Ian Soldier card is so great! I think you did a wonderful job with the copics! I'm thinking of getting into them myself.

cmille8 at gmail dot com
http://legalcrafter.blogspot.com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 11:24 PM , Blogger Lynda said...

Enjoyed both of your cards especially your soldier card! Great job! TFS

Hugs,

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

 
At July 16, 2011 at 11:25 PM , Blogger Pixichick said...

You did a great job with the Copics!

 
At July 17, 2011 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Fot said...

both card are just amazing! ~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

 
At July 17, 2011 at 12:01 PM , Blogger littlen said...

cute cards. tfs.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

 
At July 17, 2011 at 1:53 PM , Blogger Kelly S said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! I love the background on the first card and I think your Copic skills are fantastic on the second card.


Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

 
At July 17, 2011 at 3:20 PM , Blogger *Star said...

Beautiful cards and such a great cause!! Tfs and have a great day.:)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

 
At July 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM , Blogger Crafting Misfit said...

Fabulous! I love your use of twine!

Rebecca

 
At July 17, 2011 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Amy said...

Kathy, they are both so gorgeous!! :) I love them both!! Love the design of the red one!! Your coloring is perfect and I love that image on the second one!! :) Great job!!

Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!! :)

Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

 
At July 17, 2011 at 6:34 PM , Blogger CathyinMN said...

Great job on the cards! I know they will be appreciated!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

 
At July 21, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Atif said...

BOTH OF YOUR CARD SO AMAZING I REALLY LIKE IT.....Scratch Card Printing
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