Sunday, January 22, 2012

I have a Winner!!

Happy Sunday everyone!  I wanted to announce the winner of the Something Old, Something New,
borrowed and blue blog hop that I was in last week.  I am happy to announce Marla from won K. Andrews "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.  Marla, please email me with you address and I will get the stamps right out to you.  Congratulations!!

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 Jessie's Blog 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" Positive Thoughts" Stamps Set and "It's Valentines" -- You can find code for ALL of Kristal's stamps here:   For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

It's Valentines

K Andrew Designs
kad002: Positive Thoughts Stamp Set now shipping - Click Image to Close
For my project I chose to use a digi stamp from  I printed him out at 4 x 6.  I thought this was a cute card to send to a friend that needed a little encouraging.  I love the saying "I am going to love you through it" which is offered on "It's Valentines" stamp  set.  Kristals stamps are so versitile you can mix and match as I have here and get more mileage out of your stamps.

If you order $25 or more, Kristal will be include a Mini Heart Bonus set for FREE!!

K Andrew Designs

As an additional bonus, if you enter LINDAFREESHIP when you place your order, you will get free shipping!!

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

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



Thursday, January 19, 2012

Butterfly Kisses Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Butterfly Kisses Blog Hop, we are helping Kari celebrate, her blog is one year old!!
Her only requirement was to put butterflies on your project.  I LOVE butterflies so I signed up early for this one.  If you came from Janet's Blog you are in the right place, if you did not start at the beginning, please visit Kari's blog.  You will not want to miss one project!

For my project, I made a scrapbook layout of my 4 year old great niece.  She wanted her Nana (my sister) to make her a new dress for church, she picked out the fabric and even helped hem the sleeve of her dress.  She was so proud of it, my sister said she showed her sleeve to many people at the church and told them how she sewed. 
She loves to stand over the heat register too LOL.    Here is a closer look at the sentiment I used, it is from K Andrew's stamp set "Positive Thoughts".

If you have not had an opportunity to try K Andrew's stamps, you must try them.  They are very high quality and stamp beautifully.  She also donates $1.00 of every stamp set sold to charity. 

We have the best sponsors for our hop that will just blow your mind!!!
  1. Shannon Keith Leffew has a gift certificate for flowers in her Etsy Shop
  2. Creative Kuts a $20 Gift Card at
  3. 2 birthday cards made by her, Stamp Set from PLUS $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven

Positive Thoughs Stamp Set
all that she is asking that you stop by her blog at, become a follower if you aren't already at her blog, and leave some bloggie love telling her that you are hopping with Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary
So, make sure you give bloggy love to all my guest designers and of course me! ...hehe...and have fun hopping along the way.

Your next stop for some more fun, is CallyAnn

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way.

Kari -
Ashley -
Ellen -
Amy -
Susan -
Kristen -
Christel -
Lynne -
Vicki W. -
Janet S -
Linda -

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Challenge - Winter Warmth

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Hope everyone is keeping warm with this cold weather we are having.  This past weekend we had 12 below in the morning - I wanted to stay under the covers a little bit longer than I did!  But it is good snuggling weather :). 

Today, I am co-hosting a challenge on Cooking with Cricut.  Our theme is Winter Warmth.  Create something warm, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hats, mittens - you get the idea.  So I chose to use Winter Frolic cricut cartridge to make my card.
I cut the beaver at 3 3/4 inches and faux stitched on his hat and scarf.  I had some red stitched ribbon that I thought went well with the scarf and it gave it a little bit of texture.  Embossed the white cardstock with the devine swirls from cuttlebug and then inked around the edges and again faux stitched in black.

The sentiment "smile" came from K Andrew's art stamps.  This one is from the "Positive Thoughts"
 K Andrew Designs
I love these stamps, and I love a great value, I have to share...K Andrew is coming out with her new Valentine sets and if you order now and use LINDAFREESHIP, you get free shipping!!  Now that makes me, warm and fuzzy LOL !!

Keep warm everyone!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Promotional Week - Day 2

Welcome back for another project using K Andrew's stamp sets.  All week, each member of the design team are show casing a different set of stamps.  I chose to use "Positive Thoughts".
I love this sentiment, it would be great on scrapbook layouts too.

Here are K. Andrew Designs Valentine Preview Sets....You can pre-order these today!!!

Pre-order both these stamp sets and get this mini- set free! and if you enter LINDAFREESHIP you get free shipping on your entire order!!  How awesome is that???

 Check out all these AWESOME creations previewing the K Andrew Design Stamp Art Sets!! Please share some love with the Getting Cricky Design Team by visiting and commenting throughout the week -- We'll have more inspiration for you EVERY DAY this week, so please come on back tomorrow!! :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Getting Cricky Promotional Week

Today starts an exciting week!  Getting Cricky's design team is each featuring a set of K Andrew's stamp sets and ending the week (Friday 20th) with a blog hop.   I could not wait to sign up for this week long promotion.  I chose to use "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE this set!! 

Here is my first project.
The cute little bear is from .  I love working with digi's and Kristal's stamps go so well with them.  Here is the stamp set that I am working with this week.

K Andrew Designs
Isn't this set awesome???    If you love this set you will definately want to see what the other design team members are doing with other sets of Kristals.  Here is a list of everyone on the design team and what stamp they are working with this week.  Please stop by and leave them some love and check out Kristal's stamps.

Amy @ Love To Crop - Owly Hoo/Hoot Owl Image Set/Accessories
Faith @ Faithfule Creations - Food For Thought
Ildi @ The Craftin Mama - Winter Wishes
Lisa @ A Mermaid's Crafts - Owly Hoo/Hoot Owl Image/Accessories
Amanda @ Crick'tn Crafts - Food For Thought
Charlotte @ A Little Bit of Detail - Coffee & Tea/Image Set/Treats
Cheri @ DJ's Sundries - Coffee & Tea for You & Me/Image Set/Treats
Christel @ Scrappin Sista - Scripture Sayings
Debbie @ DD's Crafts - Crafty Friends
Erica @ My Cricut Craft Room -Fashionable Friends
Heather @ Heather's Crafty Blog Space -Crafty Friends
Jamie @ My Amusing Life -Fall-O-Ween
Jana @ Raining Grace -Owly Hoo/Hoot Owl Image Set/Accessories
Jennie @ Jenscrapstoo - Coffee & Tea for You & Me/Image Set/Treats
Jessie @ Sugarlips Sassy Surprises -Winged Things
 Kristan @ Baby Cakes - Food For Thought
 Larelyn @ Handmade From My Heart -Fashionable Friends
Letillia @ Diva of 5 -Scripture Sayings
Linda – Linda's Creativity -Positive Thoughts
Miranda @ Nana's Scrap Spot -Winter Wishes
Patti @ Patti-Lynn Creations -Pirate Tales and Fish Scales/Pirate Party
RhoLynda @ Blossoming Butterfly Creations -Winged Things
Sherry @ Up or Down They're Beautiful -Amazing You
Veronica @ Mommy's Crafty Creations -Pirate Tales/Pirate Party

Please share some love with the Getting Cricky Design Team by visiting and commenting throughout the week! You will see some amazingly creative and inspiring projects!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Simple Sunday Challenge

Happy Sunday everyone.  Hope everyone is having a relaxing day.  Today here in Maine it is very very cold, so I am busy crafting while the fireplace is crackling.

This Simply Sunday Challenge, the theme is Let it Snow and to use embossing.  Perfect for Maine weather.

I decided to make a tag.  I used Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
The snow angel was cut at 3 1/4 inches.  The sentiment " Happiness is an inside job!" is from K Andrew "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.

K Andrew Designs
I absolutely love this stamp set!!!  I can think of so many project I can use them on. 

Don't forget to check in every day this week to see more projects using this awesome stamp set.  It all leads up to a blog hop on Friday which you will not want to miss!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Something Old, Something New, Something borrowed, something blue.

Welcome to Day one of and’s first Blog Hop of 2012! Our theme is: “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!”

If you have arrived here from Charlotte’s blog  you’re in the right place! If you’re joining us mid-hop, head on over to see Melin at and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the wonderful projects the Designers have created!

Our Designers had to use something old from their craft stash, something new (a recent purchase or new technique), something borrowed (an element from a Cricut cut or from a cutting file or digi stamp) and of course, something blue.

Here is what I came up with . . .
This is my layout of my son when he was 8 years old.  We bought him his first puppy, Jazmine.  I was blessed to have a mom that watched him during the day while I was at work (this was in the summer time) and Jazzy went every where with my son, as you can see, they even took naps together LOL.
Something old - my sons pictures (he is now 22)
Something New - I used my new cricut cartridge Kates ABC's for the title
Something borrowed - I borrowed the dog and the dog tag from Four legged friends cricut cartridge
Something blue - my title and the blue in the patterned paper.

I used K Andrews "Positve thoughts" stamp set for the saying in the dog tag which is "Life is grand".
I have to say this stamp set is awesome, it is a set that I reach for all the time. 

For my blog candy, I am giving away a set of K Andrews "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.  All you need to do is leave a comment, become a follower, and go visit K Andrew store and let me know which stamp set is your favorite.

Now head on over to Jill’s blog, and see what she’s created!

Make sure you check in tomorrow at and see what the Day Two Designers have cooked up! Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Boy oh Boy Blog Hop

What are little boys made of?

Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of!"

This fun blog hop is to showcase all things Boy. Come join us as we display creations that show each person's interpretation of Boy Oh Boy!

Your hostess for this hop is Jearise at and she is so happy to have you as part of this hop. She'll pick one lucky person to receive a $10 gift card to Joann's Fabric and Craft. You must do two things to be eligible: take the time to hop through all the blogs and then let her know that they have done so and also become a follower of LORBY'S WORLD.

We have a very special sponsor on this hop: PSA Stamps ( please also check out their blog ( These stamps are awesome... They are peel and stick stamps that work perfectly on cards and envelopes or any project that is in need of a cute stamp.

PSA Stamps ( is also giving away 1 stamper and 2 peel and stick packs of the winner's choice. MRSP is $55. Libby O will have directions on how to become qualified for the stamps on her blog so make sure you hop through all the blogs and land on hers at the end. You wouldn't want to miss a marvelous opportunity to win these stamps.

So if you have discovered this hop by chance, please start with and continue through our list of blogs but if you've come from Sam's blog then you're on the right track. Yay!

For my project I decided to make a scrapbook layout of my great nephew, Tyler.  He is just learning how to swim so my boyfriend and I took him to Fun Town Splash Town water park this past summer.  He was like a fish!!  He kept yelling that he wanted to go under!!  He had us in stitches.  At one time, he dove off of Mikes shoulder!!  Next year, he will be big enough for the water slides.
I used Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge for the little boy and Plantin Schoolbook for the title.

For My Blog Candy...Everyone who visits my blog today can follow the link on my page and get the new My Memories 3 software for $10 addition, when you purchase this software, you get an additional $10 off to the My Memories store, where you will find a ton of creative pages, add ons, etc. for your pages. This software not only makes scrapbook pages and cards - but has the ability to make some pretty awesome videos too - with music you can add! Follow the link on my page and enter the code you see there!

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Please leave me a comment and you will be entered to win the My Memories software package for free that I will be giving away at the end of the month!
Your next stop is Zenita

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along with way.

Jearise -
Liz -
Theresa -
Indira -
Jenny -
Sam -
Linda T. -
Zenita -
Anita -
Shannon -
April -
Christel -
Amy -
Katie -
Lynne -
Libby PSA~

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Ringing in the New Year with Paper Piecings by Nikki

Welcome to the first blog hop for Paper Piecings by Nikki.  Nikki is a very talented artist and is coming up with a bunch of new designs, she will even take special requests!  If you just came from Patti's Blog you are in the right place, if you want to start at the beginning you will want to start at
Nikki's Blog.

One of my resolutions this year is to take the time to read more.  I love to read and sadly don't give myself permission to just relax and read.  It is a luxury to find that time all to yourself, uninterrupted.
So to remind myself to do this, I used one of Nikki's new designs called Beary Beary Fun,(you get 5 bears to play with.) and made myself a corner bookmark.  
I think he is just too stinkin cute!!!  He looks like he is asking you, "Whatcha doin?"  He cracks me up.  I can see making a bunch of these for teachers to encourage the children to read.    You can also use them as photo corners for your scrapbook pages.

Nikki has some awesome blog candy.  In order to be eligible, you must follow her blog, subscribe by email to her blog, and like her facebook page Paper Piecings by Nikki.

The next talented person on the hop is Liz

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.

1. Nikki:
2. Mandy:
3. Tammy:
4. Patti:
5. Linda:
6. Liz:
7. Pam:
8. Kimberly:
9. Raquel:

Monday, January 2, 2012

First Project for 2012

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a great Christmas.  I was lucky to receive a Silhouette Cameo and have been trying to learn how to use it.  This is my first layout I made using my new machine. 
I cut the grass out with the Silhouette, it was an image I purchased from the silhouette site and I think it was to be used for a card front but I stretched it out to fit a 12 x 12 page.  My dad has always been a hunter, fishman and lover of nature, so I wanted my page to look like I was watching him through the tall grasses, putting him in his element.  To help add to his element, I placed a few owls from  My dad has always been my best friend, been there to listen, offer advice, and love me even when I made mistakes.  He is a truly awesome man!! and I am glad he is my dad.
Hope you like it as much as I do.

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