Sunday, July 31, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge: Think Positive!


THINK Positive!!
featuring Positive Thoughts stamp set

TODAY IS  YOUR DAY CARD
 
Today is another fun Simply Sunday challenge over at Getting Cricky and It is a very special one for me.  The card I made today is for someone VERY SPECIAL my best friend (MY MOM).  Today is her Birthday!  Happy Birthday MOM, I love you!  
 
 Thank You MOM
For all the ways you've cared for me,
For all the love you've shared with me,
for always being there for me,
thank you so much, Mom!
Thank you for the home you've made;
for moments of love I'd never trade.
My life is so rich because of your part,
I love you, Mom, with all my heart.

For this card I used my Cricut and Gypsy as always LOL. 
For the stamp I used Kristal's Positive Thoughts Stamp Set.  I just love her stamps!

If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice.  You will not be disappointed.   
 
To enter this challenge please click on this link:
Getting Cricky
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful week!
  

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Don't Miss this! Kristal's New Stamps

Kristal's  NEWEST Stamp PREORDERS--for a limited time, you can get them at a discount and reserve yours before they sell out!!! I even have a Coffee & Tea set! Yay!!!


 
 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sprinkled with Love Card

 For this card I used  Food for Thought stamp set
 
 I also used my Cricut and Gypsy to cut this out.   The face is a PK face.  I love this Food for Thought stamp set of Kristal's. 
If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice.  You will not be disappointed.

Thanks for Stopping by my blog, I hope you have a blessed week!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

BLOG CANDY WINNER!!!

Blog Candy Winner!

Eva
Eva said - so cute...I love the pink flocked owl...adorable.  Eva :~)  evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
Congrats Eva ! Please email me at kparks@embarqmail.com before 8/3/2011  and let me know what your mailing address is.  So that I can get these great stamps to you! 
This is the stamp set that Eva Won!
 
I would like to thank all the wonderful ladies for such kind words!  Thanks for checking out my blog!
 
 

Monday, July 25, 2011

Shake, Shake, Shake, Shake your card!

Serving Proudly Card!

 
For my card today I used the Serving Proudly Standing Tall stamp from Kristal's Freedom Isn't Free Stamp Set
If you have not purchased Kristal's stamp sets you don't know what you are missing.  I love these stamps.  They are the best!  
 
I also had another reason for making this Shaker card, My friend Erika at Crafty Sprouts has a challenge going on and I wanted to try a shaker card.  I have made a lot of different things but have never make one of these.   I had so much fun making it that I just might make another one.  Erika had the coolest video on her blog, showed me step by step directions on how to make one.  Please stop over and check out her blog, you will love it.  Please Click here
to see Erika's challenge.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great week everyone!

 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For the Troops!!! featuring Freedom Isn't Free stamp set

For the Troops!!!

For this card I used Freedom Isn't Free stamp set.  I also used the Cricut Cartridge called Stand and Salute.  I just got this Cartridge a few weeks ago and I love it.  I used pop dots to make it pop out.  


If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice.  You will not be disappointed.   

To enter this challenge please click on this link:  
Getting Cricky
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a wonderful week!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Operation Owl Thank You Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Operation Owl Thank You" Blog Hop!!

Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us. We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card to be mailed to Kristal.

I made this Owl card for my friend Kristal.  I am so happy to have found her blog months ago.  I feel so blessed that she ask me to be on her DT.  I have had the time of my life! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kristal! :)

When I found this, Kristal came to mind.  She is the most giving person that I know. 
 The Art of Giving

We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the heart:
Love, kindness, joy, understanding,
sympathy, tolerance, forgiveness.

We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the mind:
ideas, dreams, purposes, ideals,
principles, plans, inventions, projects, poetry.
We give of ourselves when
we give gifts of the spirit:
prayer, vision, beauty, aspiration,
peace, faith.

We give of ourselves when
we give the gift of words:
encouragement, inspiration, guidance


I used flock for this Owl, I think she turned out cute!

Our Design Team term is coming to an end and we just want to be sure to let Kristal know how much she has meant to us over the last 3 month. Wow, how time flies when you are having fun. If you are interested in participating, you can add your card to the link below and mail them to the address here.

If you've hopped along from Becka http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com 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 Brenda's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!

Amy Chomas has graciously donated a mini gel pen set and holder
as our grand prize and some of the ladies have also added to the pot (surprise package). 


You must go to each blog and leave a comment (following would be nice also) to qualify for the grand prize.
Brenda will be picking one lucky winner on Wednesday, July 27th. So make sure to go back here and see if you won.

For my Blog Candy I will be giving away Kristal's Amazing you Stamp set.  Good Luck to everyone.


I will be giving everyone 3 chances to win!

1.  Leave a comment with a way for me to get in touch with you.
2.  Become a follower.
3.  Add my button to your blog.

Now head on over to Ro http://rodonner.blogspot.com and check out what she has in store for you and if you get lost along the way, here is your lineup.







Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Operation Owl Blog Hop and You are Courageous my friend Card

I wanted to let you all know about a very special blog hop coming up this Saturday called Operation Owl, the hop has been sponsored by Amy Chomas and she has donated Gel pens to give away! These pens are awesome! You can use them in your cutting machines! WOOHOO. So make sure you come back on Saturday so you can join in all the fun! There lots of prizes and goodies along the way. I will be giving away another K.Andrew stamp set.



For this card I used the NEW! Amazing You mix and match sentiment set. This beautiful curly style sentiment is mix and match allowing you the ultimate in versatility. This sentiments are a larger sentiment style than the previous four sets. At least $1 goes to benefit Doorways for Women & Families ( an organization helping those escape and survive domestic violence)
If you would like to order these wonderful stamps please click on this link 
Getting Cricky 
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I sure hope you enjoyed it.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blog Candy Winner!

Jenny
Jenny  Said -Love your cards so much. As a former Army wife I appreciate this blog hop so much. Our troops are my heroes.  Jenny  jennykingham at att dot net
Congrats Jenny! Please email me at kparks@embarqmail.com before 7/27/2011 and let me know what your mailing address is.  So that I can get these great stamps to you!
I would like to thank all the wonderful ladies for such kind words!  Thanks for checking out my blog!
 
Make sure you stop back at the end of the week for another great hop!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Stop Back!

Please stop back tomorrow night to see the winner of the blog hop.  I will also have a new card posted.  
 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge - Lunchbox Lovin!

Simply Sunday Challenge: Lunchbox Lovin!  featuring Food for Thought stamp set
 For this card I used  Food for Thought stamp set
Today is another fun Simply Sunday challenge over at Getting Cricky and I want to share with you my Sweet ice cream cone.   I love making these sweet treats.  For this card I used my Cricut and Gypsy.  The face is a PK face.  I love this Food for Thought stamp set of Kristal's. 
If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice.  You will not be disappointed.   
 
To enter this challenge please click on this link:
Getting Cricky

Thanks for stopping my

Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's Get Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!!



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 Amy's Chomas 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 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-profiit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat.

I have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!


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

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!!  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!! :)



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

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blog Award

Today I wanted to share a blog award I received from Brenda over at Creativity is only a State of Mind.  She's the best, I just love her blog and am so blessed to be on a DT with her.  She's a wonderful friend.  I would like to thank her for the blog award!  After you are done reading this post please stop over at Brenda's blog and tell her that I sent you.  http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/2011/07/blog-award-and.html



Now I have to send this off to a few more blogs, but it's so hard to decide.  I don't want anyone to feel left out, so I am going to pass this onto; in no particular order:
http://www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com/
http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
http://sierrababy08.blogspot.com/
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com/

Don't forget about the blog hop tomorrow night.  Please stop back.
Who's ready for another Getting Cricky Blog Hop (and GIVEAWAY!)???

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

** Enter TODAY for an EXTRA chance to WIN some Blog CANDY for this Friday's Getting Cricky Hop!! **

It's a "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop
and
YOU are invited!!
When: This Friday, July 15th beginning at 9pm EST (6pm PST) and continuing through Sunday...
Why: To 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, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event (stop back on Friday for all the details)... The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
Where: Begins at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and includes the Design Team and a Special Guest...
What to bring: YOU!! Of course, sharing this special occasion with others is welcome and appreciated!!
RSVP: Leave a comment on this post to let me know you'll be attending for an EXTRA chance in my Blog Hop Giveaway!! :)

I have some nice prices for the lucky WINNER who hops in to visit this weekend (beginning Friday, July 15th at 9pm EST) for the "Let's Get Cricky With It" Blog Hop!! Simply leave a comment on this post for an EXTRA chance to WIN!! 

For another chance to win become a follower and grab my button.

**Share the details of this event on your blog or facebook page for an ADDITIONAL chance to win (leave an extra comment letting me know you did).**
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great day!

 







Don't Flip out card

 
 For this card I used Kristal's Splas-tasic Summer stamp  set.
 If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice.  You will not be disappointed.   
 
To enter this challenge please click on this link:

Getting Cricky

Who's ready for another Getting Cricky Blog Hop (and GIVEAWAY!)???

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

** Enter TODAY for an EXTRA chance to WIN some Blog CANDY for this Friday's Getting Cricky Hop!! **

It's a "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop
and
YOU are invited!!
When: This Friday, July 15th beginning at 9pm EST (6pm PST) and continuing through Sunday...
Why: To 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, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event (stop back on Friday for all the details)... The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
Where: Begins at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and includes the Design Team and a Special Guest...
What to bring: YOU!! Of course, sharing this special occasion with others is welcome and appreciated!!
RSVP: Leave a comment on this post to let me know you'll be attending for an EXTRA chance in my Blog Hop Giveaway!! :)

I have some nice prices for the lucky WINNER who hops in to visit this weekend (beginning Friday, July 15th at 9pm EST) for the "Let's Get Cricky With It" Blog Hop!! Simply leave a comment on this post for an EXTRA chance to WIN!! 

For another chance to win become a follower and grab my button.

**Share the details of this event on your blog or facebook page for an ADDITIONAL chance to win (leave an extra comment letting me know you did).**
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a great day!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Getting Cricky Blog Hop - Are you ready for some fun?

Who's ready for another Getting Cricky Blog Hop (and GIVEAWAY!)???

Getting Cricky Blog Hop

** Enter TODAY for an EXTRA chance to WIN some Blog CANDY for this Friday's Getting Cricky Hop!! **

It's a "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop
and
YOU are invited!!
When: This Friday, July 15th beginning at 9pm EST (6pm PST) and continuing through Sunday...
Why: To 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, there will be an opportunity for you to also make a card for the event (stop back on Friday for all the details)... The organization is also accepting donations for the event. You can find more information about donating by clicking HERE...
Where: Begins at Getting Cricky with K Andrew and includes the Design Team and a Special Guest...
What to bring: YOU!! Of course, sharing this special occasion with others is welcome and appreciated!!
RSVP: Leave a comment on this post to let me know you'll be attending for an EXTRA chance in my Blog Hop Giveaway!! :)

I have some nice prices for the lucky WINNER who hops in to visit this weekend (beginning Friday, July 15th at 9pm EST) for the "Let's Get Cricky With It" Blog Hop!! Simply leave a comment on this post for an EXTRA chance to WIN!! 

For another chance to win become a follower and grab my button.

**Share the details of this event on your blog or facebook page for an ADDITIONAL chance to win (leave an extra comment letting me know you did).**

To every cloud Card!

For this card I used my Cricut and Gypsy to cute the cloud out.  The cloud was from the Cricut Paper Doll cartridge.  I used Kristal's Positive Thoughts Stamp Set. 
If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a blessed day!
If you would like to order this set please click on this link bellow.


If you have not purchased any of Kristal's stamps you really need to do so, I just love them all and let me tell you that they stamp so nice. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a blessed day