Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting Cricky "Holiday Wishes" Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from FAITH 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 "WINTER WISHES".  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs
 **This weekend ONLY - thru SUNDAY 11/20, our Getting Cricky Fans can get 20% off their ENTIRE PURCHASE of K. Andrew Design Stamps when they enter the discount code: cricky20**

My first card: Horizontal background

My second card: Vertical background

Both cards were made using backround paper from My Minds Eye-Wonderful Winter Pad, the base cards are just Craft cardstock that I purchaced at A.C. Moore and Simply Sage from Stampin Up.  The ornaments and Santa are dimmentional stickers from a Christmas sticker sampler by Studio 112.  I inked the edges and stamped the sentiments using StazOn Jet Black.  I wanted to show how you can use the same backround paper and make it look different!


I have some Blog Candy for one lucky follower!!


1)  Be a follower of my blog.
2)  Leave me a message of what your Holiday Wish is.

Winner will be chosen on Monday November 28th. 

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

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


49 Appreciated Comments:


Love the cards vey pretty, thanks for sharing
Deb c

Becky Dunham

Wow Ildi! I love these cards! That paper from MME is so gorgeous and I love the way you have popped up the ornaments and Santa! Very cute! My holiday wish is that things would slow down - very wishful thinking there I know - it seems like I am always rushing and never taking time to enjoy the holidays.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com


The cards are both gorgeous. I love the papers you chose to use. They are beautiful! I love the way you used Kristal's stamps. The stamps are so much fun to use because they cn be used in so many ways.


Beautiful Cards! Excited to be a follower!


Became a follower--love your cards! As for my holiday wish, I wish my kitten will leave all my holiday decorations and tree alone! :)


Great dimensional stickers. They are very classic looking and Just add an amazing beauty to the cards. Looking forward to working with you!
Heather your Getting Cricky JrDT sister: )


Both cards are so gorgeous, Ildi!! I love the background paper, both horizontally and vertically! And the dimensional stickers are so fun!! What great cards my friend!!

Lisa :)
Getting Cricky DTM - Sister


Awesome cards! Looking forward to working with you!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDTM


Very nice cards, i wouldn't have known they were the same paper!! This Holiday I hope for a better year to come!!
Getting Cricky DT Sister


Awesome cards! What a great stamp set! My holiday wish is for Santa to bring me a new DSLR!

Shawn Mosch

I really like that background paper . . . might need to add that to my paper stash!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
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I love the papers you used! And i love the vintage look of your cards! Amaaaazing :) Awesome job!!
My Holiday wish is that Everyone has a wonderful, healthy and safe holiday... And that I get time to do some crafting in b/w lol!! :)

Getting Cricky JrDT


What great cards! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Mommy's Crafty Creations

Wow both of your cards are amazing!! Im glad to be part of this great DT.

Getting Cricky JDT
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com


Super cards. I love the way you used the background papers differently. It's been fun figuring out the different ways to use Kristal's stamps.


Iildi I love your cards! What a great way to use Kristal's Stamps! TFS!!

Letillia, Getting Cricky JrDTM


Very pretty cards! My holiday wish is to be able to relax and spend time with family.


I love the vintage look of both your cards! Great choice! My holiday wish is some QT with my husband. Seems pretty impossible lately! Life is waaayy to busy :)


Very cute. My holiday wish is to stay sane and remember to have fun with all that needs to be done.


My holiday wish is $0 balance on the credit cards.

Rhonda Miller

Wow, these are both great cards. I love the background paper and the ornaments and Santa are cute. TFS.


Oh, Your Cards are Gorgeous! Love the Santa Card! Awesome Job! My Christmas Wish is to have a wonderful Christmas with my Family! I am now following you. Thank You for the chance to win! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com


2 Beautiful cards, So Stylish!! My Christmas wish is a few more cricut carts (can you ever have to many!!) Cheers Jennie Jnr DTM

Cindi (ScrapinOMA)

Beautiful, thanks for sharing

Cindi (ScrapinOMA)

Forgot to leave my holiday wish. I wish that all our loved ones at war can finally all come home.

Creative Diva

Beautiful card! I love the sentiment. Already a happy follower. My Christmas Wish would be for God to give my aunt and Uncle strength this Christmas Season as it will be their first Christmas without their daughter who is no longer here with us. She passed away last April and I know with the Holidays coming, it might be a hard time for them. I just wish for them to have a great Christmas. Sorry this was so long.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com


Great cards! My Christmas wish is for... what else... more stamps! ;0)


Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com


Both cards are beautiful! I love how you created two looks, how fun!

My wish for Christmas is that my oldest son will be able to spend it with us this year. TFS your projects!



I love your cards and I think the santa one is absolutely adorable.

ellen s.

gorgeous gorgeous!


Beautiful cards! My holiday wish is for peace and food for everyone in the world!

Anita Braddock

Wow How Beautiful is your Cards love the papers and the colors are great love the stickers. thanks for sharing.
Anita Jr Dt

Linda Therrien

Your cards are just beautiful. Love the ornments. My Christmas be thankful what we have in family and love. Not to take anyone or thing for granted in life.

Jr. DT memeber.


Your cards are so beautiful! My christmas wish is to continue to continue to make a difference in the lives of not only my students but that I also have a positive impact on all who have become a part of my life. I also wish to continue to be touched in a positive manner, by those who have entered my life in the past few months.

Great job!

~Big Hugs
Getting Cricky JrDT Member


Love your cards and how you used the paper vertical and horizontal. That is a great idea. My wish is to spend more time with loved ones.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo

Sherrie K.

Love your cards!Great colors and love the sentiment!
Sherrie K

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ)

Beautiful cards!!!

My holiday wish would be to get to spend Christmas with my family. They live 12 hours away and we never get to spend Christmas with them b/c hubby's job will not let him take anytime off b/t Thanksgiving and new years unless it's an emergency (which I wouldn't want to happen, we've had that in the past) I just would love for a HAPPY reason to get to spend Christmas with my family as it's been years!

-Samantha :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @


Beautiful Ildi! I've never really cared for vintage ornaments... UNTIL seeing your card. They are so pretty. My Christmas Wish is that more people that I know and love will come to know Jesus personally.

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT


Very nice cards! My holiday wish is for everyone to remember the true reason for the season and that everyone will be safe during this holiday season.

jo (

Love your cards! So pretty! :)

Junior GCDT


Hi Ildi,
I LOVE your cards, they are really beautiful! I have so enjoyed being on the DT with you. you are a great leader and helper!

Getting Cricky JrDT
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Patti Ross

These are so beautiful. very vintage!

Patti Ross
Getting Cricky JR DT Member

karen In Houston

I am a follower of your blog.
I like both your cards and love the way you showed a vertical and horizontal background for the same design, great use of Kristal's stamps on your cards.


wow these are beautiful, the santa is so vintage, just love him

Scrappin' Sista

Your cards are beautiful. I love the vintage feel of them. The ornaments are marvelous. Glad to be a part of the team with you. Sister hugs!!!



wow how amazing are this projects love them I saw them posted earlier on the DT page loved them thanks for sharing and its so nice to be part of the team with all of you ladies Hugs Debbie


Oh your cards are so pretty and classic christmas is my fav! TFS CallyAnn(follow)
My wish is to have a fab hloiday season and get lots of baking done!


Awesome!! I love how you did the 2 backgrounds. Both cards are so gorgeous but I really like the ornament one.

I enjoy doing Christmas baking. :)

Fellow DT member

Joann Hill

New follower!!! Love all of your projects! My Christmas wish is to spend the hjolidays with my in-laws ( not tomany people wish that LOL) but my husband has not seen his dad in many years and I would love to make that happen forhim! Thanks for sharing allyour beautiful projects. Merry Christmas!

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