Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Hi All! Welcome to the Getting Cricky blog hop! I'm very excited to be here today to showcase Kristal's stamps. I'm very honored to be part of her team because she began this venture not to gain popularity or to become rich but to try to help others. Not many of us would be willing to do what she is doing and that is what truly sets her apart. When you purchase one of her stamp sets, know that not only are you getting some amazing clear stamps (Made in the USA), but you are also donating to a charity. Your purchase can feed a child tonight or help a fallen soldier receive medical help. So make sure you "borrow" your hubby's credit card and shop, shop, shop. :D


OK so obviously I went on in my intro and forgot to mention that you should be coming over from Kristal's blog. Lol. I hope you were able to make it to the U-Stream and win some of the goodies she was giving away. Plus she had a surprise in store for you, which was to show off her 2 new sets! I decided to use them tonight and give you sneak peeks for those sets.


For my first project, I used the new Splashtastic Summer set. They are such cuuuuuute summer sayings. I just love these! I will definitely be using them for all my summer loving projects. I wanted to use some of the cute sayings that can also be used as positive thoughts. For my cuts, I used Create a Critter, Life is a Beach and Doodlecharms. This set is already available in her shop. Click HERE to go directly there

For my 2nd project I used the Amazing You set. Now I just looooooove this set because of the words and because its a mix and match. Actually, half of her stamp sets are m+m which makes them very versatile, and in my book that's an A+. hehehe. ** This set is already available for pre-purchase. Click HERE to go directly to her shop.

Ok so the way this set works is you start with the "You are" stamp and then use one of the middle sentiments like "beautiful" or "brilliant" and then you end it with "my friend".

As you can see, I didnt quite use it the way I was suppose to. Oh-oh, Im going to get a time out. hehe But I wanted to show you that it can be used in other ways as well. I decided to use "beautiful" first and then used "my friend" but masked off the "my" part. I then drew on the "S" so it can read "Beautiful Friends"

The meaning behind my card was to give to a friend that is feeling down. I wanted it to be a cheery friend card and I also wanted it to look like a Polaroid. Remember those? :) Oh! how I loved taking Polaroid pictures with my friends. Those were definitely cool in their time. For my images, I used stamps from the Teen Scene line from Simply Betty Stamps. *Please note that those stamps were also altered. Lol!!! It seems as if I love to alter my stamps.

I hope you enjoyed my sneak peeks. I hope you come back as I will be having more sneak peeks. Plus, lots will be going on here. :) 
Thanks for hopping by! Your next stop is Kathy from the 3E's Blog.

67 comments:

Jessica said...

So sorry your internet is buggers!!!
:O)
Jessica

Two Pink Peas said...

Oh what a bummer.. I feel so bad for you. I hate having internet issues. Hope it gets resolved quickly for you. I will stop by later. I am going to follow you right now. Terri M of
Two Pink Peas www.twopinkpeas.blogspot.com
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Chris Wooten said...

so sorry you are having internet troubles..hope you get it fix soon..just join your blog tonight

chris
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

TennLady said...

Nice stuff.

Amanda said...

Oh, I am loving all of your projects!! They're all so bright and cheerful..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, these are all soo cute. I love the sea creatures. TFS.

Tami B. said...

Mine was going crazy during the show, but hopefully I can get thru the hop with no more problems. (Love the little crab.)

Scrappin' Sista said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! What fun. TFS.

Christel
http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

Kathy said...

These are great! Love the friends one. I just love these stamps.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM Sister
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

JulieK said...

Super Cute projects!!

mom2fivekiddos said...

Love your projects! Super cute! I am a follower!
Kristin
www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous shaped creations! I love fun shaped cards! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Janice W. said...

You have showcased these stamps beautifully! They are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

BunnyFreak said...

Love the projects I can see.

DIANA L. said...

hello even if your post isn't ready I'll try to come back

http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

Christina said...

Love your cards! Sorry about your internet.

scrapperbecka said...

Wonderful projects Jess! I love the beautiful friends one, did you color it in? Nice work

Creative Diva said...

Bummer. Hope it gets fixed soon. However, I love your projects. Be returning again.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98@gmail.com

Lisa said...

What adorable projects! The beautiful friends card is so awesome and I love the cute critters!! I'm a new follower :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

Jess
These are wonderful projects. I am so glad you got to show them off great use of the second set. Love how you "altered" them. You go girl!!!!
Hugs
Brenda

Crafting Misfit said...

Fabulous job!!! I can't wait to get these sets :)

TBX said...

wowo great cards.. i so want the two new sets!!!

AWEsOME!!

Kathy
GCDTM

Lynn B. said...

Love the projects. The Simply Betty card is adorable!! I like that you were able to "adjust" Kristal's stamps and make them work another way. Great idea.

Dee Burns said...

Your cards are so cute. I like shape cards too. Love the way you used Kristal's Stamps. Don't feel bad about altering things...I do it too...lol...it's unique. Good job! It's easy to see how Kristal picks her DT.

OmaGloria said...

I love how you altered them. That is true creativity.

Polaroid?? What is that?? Never heard of it. I must be young! LOL

Precious Hugs

Trina said...

Very cute. Your projects are very cheery and I agree polaroids were the best.

SiskiyouSue said...

Cute cards! I love that the new sentiments are mix & match, so much more creative and versatile!
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

Awe4some projects! You did great!
esigmon at cox dot net

Rachel said...

I really like the "s" you added to the word "friend"! It adds a lot of character! BTW, I like the addition of your story telling in your descriptions (ex. the Polaroid picture); it helps us get to know you as a person better!

Kimberly said...

Wow your cards are fabulous..i just love the colored card..you did an amazing job...super fine..TFS www.justwordz.ca

Charlotte said...

Super cute projects and I love the way you used the stamps. Great job!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable projects!

McVic said...

Great projects!!!
kacee
mcvicwif@Yahoo.com

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

This is what I love about creating... the way you masked the words and made it your own! That is what creating is all about 2 me. I love to see the different interpretations! Love your work, thanks for sharing!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great cards, love the splashtastice stamp set and the cards you made with them!! Thanks for sharing
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

love love love all three of your splashtastic cards! Great job!

Josie0602 said...

I love the mix and match stamps and that card you made for your friend is awesome!!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kelly S said...

Your projects are all fantastic! I especially love the crab with the googly eyes. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

I love your card and the crab,whale are so cute,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

tlettling said...

Love the idea of cards for someone who is down. thanks

Doris P. said...

lol love your girlfriend card - so cute!!! love her stamp sets and how you used them on such cute cuts!! love that lil crab!
parkernana5@cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

littlen said...

cute, fun projects. i'm a new follower.

Erika Valdez said...

AAAAHHH!! I can't wait to get my hands on theses two stamp sets!! Stalking the mailman lol!! You have showcased them beautifully! Can't wait to see what else you got up your sleeve!! TFS

Lots of Love
Erika GC DT SIS

Patti B said...

Neat projects. Thanks for the hop


pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

mamawcindy said...

Your Cards are so Cute!!! I Love shape Cards. Hope to one day get a Gypsy so that I can make some. I Loved Polaroid Camera's. They were so fun!!!! Miss the good ole Days.:0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

Very cute cards! TFS!!!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com
sospoileditscute.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Jess, Your projects are Fabulous! I love the don't be crabby card and the fabulous friends card too :)
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Oh it suck when you have internet problems. I love all your projects.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Courtney Larson said...

These are fabulous cards. Thanks for sharing. I agree, Krystal is definitely very generous. Good things will be coming her way!

Lori said...

OMGosh they made me SMILE! They are so darn cute! Love the whales eyes!

Lori

lori.bourg@gmail.com

http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/

Renae said...

Love how you mixed and matched Kristals stamps. Where did the added S come from?

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

Raven B said...

These both turned out wonderfully. I think masking is just fabulous. Shows ways to use the stamps that are outside of the box!!!
Hugs,
Raven

Kris Dietz said...

I love your projects. They go perfectly with the stamps (and you made them work). TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

S.Bayles said...

Love your projects. Loved the UStream last night. Had so much fun.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/
Come visit me too.........

alwayscharlie said...

Terrific projects and I love the way you alter your stamps!!

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Amanda said...

Super cute!! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Love your creations and so glad you internet got back up and running so you could show them off!
Uh-Oh...did you get your time out yet?
:O)
Jessica

AmyJRockstar said...

Fantastic cards! Love them. Just a hint. Can't say much, but you should stop by FCCB for Monday's challenge. One of your cards would be perfect to enter over there! ;) http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

K Andrew said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEek these are sooooooooo cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!
You really rocked this summer set--love them girl!
I'm So blessed to have you on my team!

smooches,
kristal

Dorcas said...

Great idea! I love these projects!!!

Dorcas

Naomi said...

Oh wow, wow, wow! Love your projects and I am in love with the stamps. Your cards are adorable.
I am a new follower!
www.scrapbookingforbeginners-naomi.blogspot.com

mjblahnik56 said...

Love your projects. TFS.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Well, Jess, you've managed to leave me speechless again (good thing I can still type!) with your AMAZING projects!! I just ADORE all of your cards -- Love how you showed the versatility of the 'Amazing You' set!! And I love those googly eyes on the fun summer cards -- now I know what I'm doing with some of the googly eyes I just picked up the other day!! :)

It's such an honor to be on a DT with such WONDEFUL and FANTASTIC girls... Thanks for being a part of it with me!! :)

Your Getting Cricky DT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

Emily said...

These are awesome!!! You did a great job!

NanetteMT said...

Great projects...I love the pun stamps!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These are so cute and I am loving that little crab and whale :-) TFS! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

AJoy said...

These are super cute. Thank you for the hop!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com
http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com