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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Awesome Giveaway

Today I came accross a wonderful blog!!  Livas Crafts, her work is terrific and for the very first time she is having a Giveaway and let me tell you, you won't want to miss this!!


Please stop by and show her some Bloggie Love!!

Until next time
Hugs and Happy Craftin!!
Ildi

Monday, January 30, 2012

WINNER!!! for the Getting Cricky Promo Week / lead up to U R So Sweet Blog Hop 1/15-1/20

Hello to all my Bloggie friends, hope you all find yourself well!!  First of all I want to apologize for the delay in announcing the winner from out Getting Cricky Promo Week/Blog Hop!!  I had a very rough week last week.  Sadly I had to put down my very BEST four legged friend of 12 years.  It was a very hard decision for me to make as I have had him for soooo long.  Unfortunately he was in pain and it would not have been fair to keep him here just for my own happiness!!  Luckily we have many pictures and memories to cherish forever!!  It helps me to know that he is in a better place, free of pain, playing as happily as when he was well. 
Mommy loves and misses you very much Scooby!!

XOXOXO


So now for the WINNER!!




Great Valentine's decor! Like the micro beads on the small heart. TFS!




CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Please email me your with your info and mailing address.

Hugs and Happy Craftin!!



Ildi

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Cahllenge "Lets Paint the town Red"

Welcome to another Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge!!  This weeks challenge was "Fantasy Land".  I have to tell you that this was a tough one for me, I usually don't do many fantasy/cartoony type projects even though I have a few cartridges with cartoon type images!!  I asked my DT sisters to help me out with some ideas and as usual, when you ask my group for help they step right up!!  Shawn Mosch is always full of such wonderful ideas and is sooooo creative.  She asked what carts I had and she just started spitting out ideas.  My project this week evolved from one of her ideas!!




I used my Imagine to print out the backround paper, cut the clouds and the images.  I used one of my dies to cut the banner that holds the sentiment.  I used my "Fashionable Friends" stamp set from K. Andrew.

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Please be sure to leave me some bloggie LOVE!!  I really enjoy reading your comments!

Until next time
Hug's and Happy Craftin!!

Ildi

Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting Cricky "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 FAITH FREEMAN 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 -- (CLICK HERE)...  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:






Winter Wishes









I used Stampin Up paper as my base and backround paper layered onto some Valentine paper I had in my stash!!  I inked the edges and stamped the backround with Stampin Up's Script backround stamp then I added all kinds of buttons, pearls and bling to fill in the spaces!!  I added my sentiment with a brad on each side.
All this week and  thru to next Friday Kristal is offering FREE SHIPPING on you order!! 
So PLEASE use
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Plus when you buy $25, get the Mini Heart Bonus Set for FREE!!





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BLOG CANDY

1)  Become a follower of my Blog, if your not already!
2)  Please be sure that you commented everyday this week (on every one of my projects). 
3)   Leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you did!
  This weekend, after the Blog Hop, I will choose one lucky follower (who commented everyday) to win some surprise Blog Candy!!
I will announce the Winner Monday 1/23/12.


Now you can hop on over to your next stop: THE WONDERFUL DEB FOTI ......




Getting Cricky Blog Hop

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Thanks for stopping by!!
Hugs and Happy Craftin!
Ildi

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Getting Cricky Promo Week day 5 / lead up to Friday's Blog Hop!!!

Sorry for the delay!!!  Without further ado...Promo Week day 5's project  is a sweet wall or door hanging!



I used 2 wooden heart shapes, some tule, pink paint for the base of the larger heart along with crackle.  The smaller heart is coated in pink Martha Stewart micro beads, crystal glaze and bling.  I added a tag for the sentiment and a tule loop to hang from!!


This is the stamp set I used for the whole week!!

Winter Wishes

Please check out K. Andrew Designs newest releases ready for Preorder!! 

Now is your chance to get in on these wonderful stamps!!  You won't be sorry!!

Use ildifreeship to get your's with FREE SHIPPING!!!
(This week only)










BLOG CANDY!!!
Don't forget to follow me and leave a comment for your chance to win some suprise Blog Candy!! I'll post the lucky winner on Monday 1/23/12.


Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow night, 9 PM for the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!!

 
Hug's and Happy Craftin!!



Ildi

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Getting Cricky Promo Week day 4 / lead up to Friday's Blog Hop!!!

Well I'm glad that you have come back for day 4.  Today I think is one of my favorites, it showcases my absolute favorite people in the world!!  My family, a "Deer Gift"!!  I have been blessed to be  Mommy to 3 of the most wonderful, smart and beautiful children in the world!!  And God truely blessed me with the most wonderful Husband in the world.  I did this layout so I could have them all together to see whenever I want.






I made this layout 8 1/2" x 8 1/2".  I layered on some really great Heart cardstock (can't remember who it is by).  I made a really great flower using my new Sizzix flower die.  I matted my photos and added my sentiment from the Winter Wishes stamp set by K. Andrews Designs.


Head on over to K. Andrew Designs and get FREE SHIPPING this whole week using the code

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Plus you can preorder all of her new sets!!










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Featuring Amazing you is Sherry @
Up or Down They are Beautiful - http://www.upordowntheyrebeautiful.blogspot.com/


Featuring Coffee and Tea for You and Me, Coffee and Tea Time Image Set and Coffee and Tea TREATS - Tag-A-Long Sentiments is

Charlotte at A Little Bit of Detail -http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Jennie at Jenscrapstoo - http://www.jenscrapstoo.blogspot.com/
and Cheri at DJ's Sundries - http://www.djssundries.blogspot.com/

Featuring Crafty Friends is

Heather at Heather's Crafty Blog Space - www.craftymamaof2heve.blogspot.com
and Debbie at DD's Crafts - http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Featuring Fall-O-Ween is

Jamie at My Amusing Life - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/


Fashionable Friends is

Erica at My Cricut Craft Room - http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
and Larelyn at Handmade From My Heart - http://handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/

Featuring Food for Thought is

Faith at Faithfule Creations - http://faithfulecreations.com/
and Amanda at Crick'tn Crafts - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com/

Featuring the Hoot Owl Image Set, Hooty Owl Accessories Image Set and Owly Hoo Sentiments is

Amy at Love To Crop - http://www.lovetocrop.com/
Lisa at A Mermaid's Crafts - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
and Jana at Raining Grace - http://janabailey.blogspot.com/


Featuring the Pirate Party Image Set and Pirate Tales and Fish Scales (sentiments) is

Patti at Patti-Lynn Creations - http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/
and Vero at Mommy's Crafty Creations - http://mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com/


Featuring Positive Thoughts is
Linda at Linda's Creativity - http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/

Featuring Scripture Sayings is
Letillia at Diva of 5 - http://divaof5.blogspot.com/
and Christel at Scrappin Sista - http://www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/

Featuring Winged Things is

Jessie at Sugarlips Sassy Surprises -http://edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com/
and RhoLynda at Blossoming Butterfly Creations - http://blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com/


Featuring Winter Wishes is

Miranda at Nana's Scrap Spot - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
and Ildi at The Craftin Mama - http://thecraftinmama.blogspot.com/


Don't forget to follow me and leave a comment for your chance to win some suprise Blog Candy!! I'll post the lucky winner on Monday 1/23/12.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow!

Hug's and Happy Craftin!!


Ildi




Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Promo Week day 3/ lead up to Friday's Blog Hop!!!

 So for day 3 of the Promo Week.  My  K. Andrew stamp set is Winter Wishes. I created this card using the Hello Kitty Cricut Cartridge.  I added some bling to her bow and then stamped my sentiment and...Violla!!

Check it out.

Isn't she just the Cutest???


Here is the stamp set I used.


See how versatile Kristals stamps are???  You just have to be creative, think outside of the box!!!

If you have been thinking about getting some of her stamps this would be the perfect time.  For this week only she is offering free shipping!!

Use this code to receive FREE SHIPPING!!

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Check out her newest releases.



Plus if you spend $25 or more you get a free "Sweet Wishes" mini stamp set FREE!!




Don't forget to follow me and leave a comment for your chance to win some suprise Blog Candy!! I'll post the lucky winner on Monday 1/23/12.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow!

Hug's and Happy Craftin!!


Ildi

Monday, January 16, 2012

Getting Cricky Promo Week day 2/ lead up to Friday's Blog Hop!!!

Okay so here is day 2 of the Promo Week.  Again, the K. Andrew stamp set that I chose to use this week is Winter Wishes.  I created this card using some craft cardstock as the base and I cut the 3 squares with the images out of K & Co.'s Life's a Journey Stamp Collection 12" x 12" cardstock.  I tore 3 different pattterned papers, inked the edges and placed them down as part of the base.  I added some Mulberry paper also in the backround.  Then some pearls, buttons and bling.  Stamped my sentiment and...Violla!!

Check it out.


These are the stamps that I used.


Please hop on over to K. Andrew Designs and use the below code to receive FREE SHIPPING!!!

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These are a few of her new releases!!







Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful projects the Getting Cricky DT has put together for you!!!  Don't forget to follow me and leave a comment for your chance to win some suprise Blog Candy!!  I'll post the lucky winner on Monday 1/23/12.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll see you tomorrow!

Hug's and Happy Craftin!!


 Ildi

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Getting Cricky Promo Week day 1/ lead up to Friday's Blog Hop and Simply Sunday Challenge!!!

Happy Sunday everyone, hope you all find yourself well!!  Well I have to tell you this is a very exciting week for all of us on the Getting Cricky DT.  We are hosting a Promo week to lead up to our "U R So Sweet" Blog hop this Friday, 1/20.  So let me try to explain what is going on, everyone signed up, if they wanted to, to work with just one of Kristal's stamp sets all week, this means that whichever set you chose, from the many of Kristal's stamps, you had to make Valentine themed projects with just that one set everyday all week long up to the Blog Hop on Friday!!!!  Crazy I say!  I really was not sure if I could pull it off but that was the purpose of the challenge that was presented to us, to see if you could use just one set, be creative and make it work!!  I actually came up 6 different projects.  I chose the Winter Wishes set. Once I sat and really studied the set the ideas just kept on coming!!  Please take note that today is also the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge, the theme this week is Let it Snow/use Embossing so here is what I came up with, a Valentine/Let it Snow themed card.  I hope you like it!



Added a little bling to the snowflake!



I used the Winter Wishes stamp set of course, heat embossed the snowflakes in white all over the backround, heat embosssed the large snowflake, stamped, colored and cut out the cute little Puppy (Stampin Up oldie but goddie) and that's it.





BLOG CANDYBecome a follower of my Blog, if your not already, and please be sure to stop back everyday this week and leave me a comment, I would love to hear what you think, then next weekend, after Friday nights Blog Hop, I will choose one lucky follower (who commented everyday) to win some suprise Blog Candy!!  Winner will be announced next Monday 1/23/12.
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Hugs and Happy Craftin!

Ildi


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Love ya My Crafty Friend"!!

I know it's been a while since I have posted a project and I do appologize!!  Today I have a quick card to show you.  I made this card for a very dear crafty friend, I hope she likes it!!



I bought a new Sizzix die (the flower) and wanted to try it out!!  Used my K. Andrew stamps, "Love ya" from Coffee and Tea for you and me set and the "My Crafty Friend" from the Crafty Friends stamp set.  I used craft cardstock for the base and Paper Layerz for the blue and green and some bakers twine.

Simple and to the point!!

"Love ya My Crafty Friend"!!!

Until next time Hugs and Happy Craftin!

Ildi

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Getting Cricky NEW VALENTINE/LOVE stamp sets! Preorder--FREE Key to My Heart


HI everyone!  Kristal just finished some amazing new stamp sets that will be shipping January 22'nd just in time for Valentines! They are pretty versatile and she is super excited with how they turned out!
Key to My Heart Mini Set (Mix & Match) 5 stamps total

She want's to share them with you first!  So if you order BOTH Valentine themed sets or spend $25.00 or more in her store, she'll include the mini stamp set: Key to My Heart (mix and match).
So what do you think?
It's Valentines stamp set (26 stamps)

We will be featuring Valentine themed projects in our blog hop at the end of the month!
Mark you calendars!!
1/20/12

I Heart You stamp set (23 stamps)
Most sentiments fit inside the hearts!

ALOT of Kristal's stamps have great mix and match stamps that are perfect for Valentine projects. Dont' forget Hooty Owl & Accessories has images/sentiments for EVERY Holiday/Season. It's like a little owl doll you can dress up for any theme! I love it!!!
Hooty Owl (Dress Him Up with Hooty Accessories for EVERY occasion!)


Hooty's Accessories & sentiments for EVERY occasion!

Owly Hoo Sentiments (Lots of Love sentiments!)

Dont' forget you can click on Kristal's Gallery tab & see lots of projects created with K Andrew Design stamp sets for inspiration. You can also visit our Facebook Page and see fabulous projects posted too! Be sure to go to Kristal's blog and post your favorite project that you've made with her stamps, because one lucky contestant who posts their project will win a set of ALL of her NEW releases planned for February! Woot! More to come on the Favorite KAD projects contest coming soon! She will have it set up for voting too! Wooohooo!
This is what Kristal requires you to do to qualify for her Blog Candy!!
**BLOG CANDY: VALENTINE BUNDLE (ALL 3 sets!)**
Be a Follower of her blog (One entry)
Leave her a comment (One Entry)
Post this Giveaway to your blog with a LINK back to Kristal's blog (One Entry)
Post her blinkie with a Link back to her blog (One Entry)
Post a link to her stamp store on your blog or Facebook (One Entry)
Like her facebook page (One Entry)
TELL as many as you can & have them tell Kristal that you sent them (One entry for every person who comments on Kristal's blog)
Post this to your Facebook Page or Twitter and let Kristal know you did (One entry each)
Post to pinterest and let her know you did (One entry)
**MAKE SURE YOU DO ALL OF THE ABOVE ON THE GETTING CRICKY BLOG!!**
CHANCE to win the entire VALENTINE release set FREE--if you send people over, have them say you sent them--that is also extra entries.

Please be sure to go to the Getting Cricky blog to get all your chances to win the GREATEST stamps out there!!
Hugs and Happy Craftin!!
Ildi
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