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...

57 comments:

Jill Angel said...

Love your cards. Very patriotic! Thanks for sharing!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Patricia said...

Wonderful cards thanks so much for the creative ideas-----

catagal@aol.com

Brenda said...

Kathy
Your cards are wonderful. I love how you colored those stamps. Great job using the sentiments also.
Hugs
Brenda GCDTM-Sister
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing with all of us Kathy!!

Barb said...

I'm sure the recipients will be very touched by these cards!

Lisa said...

Kathy, your cards are just fabulous! Are those stamps or did you draw them? They are spectacular!! You did an awesome job coloring them! :)

Lisa
http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Great job with the card!! Love the colouring!!
Kristan

Lori said...

Love the cards! Very nice!

My Scrap Diary said...

Kathy these are great patriotic cards!!I really like how you incorporated the colored image (of course -lol)
Jess :)
GCDT Sis
Please visit me at My Scrap Diary

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the patriotic cards. Especailly like the coloring. I'm a follower of Getting Cricky with K Andrew.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee/blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Great job Kathy! I love the stamps you choose. Great job coloring too :)
~Hugs~ your DT sister
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

silvia said...

Fabulous cards!!

DIANA L. said...

Both your cards are super Kathy thanks for having a giveaway.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

NC Peach said...

I love your cards! Great design and love the quote! Thanks for sharing!

JulieK said...

Kathy your cards are fantastic! Great job!


JulieK
http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/

Charlotte said...

These are so beautiful and meaningful. Thank you for suc a great blog hop.
Charlotte

K Andrew said...

I love these Kathy--beautiful and inspiring!

Vicki said...

Very nice job!!

transport7800@aol.com
http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com/

I am a follower

The Country Life said...

This is a beautiful card!! So proud of our soldiers!! TFS!!:) Jennifer

Trina said...

Nice coloring. TFS.

NanetteMT said...

Both cards are great but I especially like the soldier praying.

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

OmaGloria said...

Beautiful cards. I love this stamp set.

Precious Hugs

scrapperbecka said...

Kathy
That card is beautiful, you did a geat job on them.
Becka
Getting Cricky DTM

Pam said...

Wow these are beautiful images on your cards. Whoever receives them will love them. Hugs, Pam at http://craftycards4u2.blogspot.com/

felkatz said...

omgosh that is soo pretty.. you put mine to shame!! love it!!

kathy--GCDTM
www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Beautiful cards! The coloring is so amazing :) TFS

tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

A Creative Journey said...

What beautiful cards! I love the coloring and the sentiment and images are FANTASTIC!! TFS! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog as well at http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/

McVic said...

some one is going to be very happy and proud to get your card!
kacee

Shannen said...

Love your cards, can feel the patriotism. The red, white and blue look so great! Well done and thanks for sharing!

Looking forward to following your blog!

Doris P. said...

LOVE the cards. your details are awesome! LOVE the cause and eventually will be able to purchase some stamps (unless I win of course LOL :) TFS your time. I'm a veteran (1980 to 1989) and appreciate so many that care!
parkernana5@cox.net

the cricutologist said...

Wow! I love the colored images...beautiful!

DebC said...

Wonderful card and so inspiring and patriotic. Thanks for sharing with all of us!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Dawn, RI said...

Very nice cards, really like those images. Keep up the good work, your generosity will be rewarded
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

mamawcindy said...

Love your Patriotic Cards and love that they are going to a wonderful Cause. Who ever receives these are going to Love them. Thanks for Sharing! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

BrendaB said...

Love your cards. Those images are wonderful!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great cards TFS

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Amy E said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing.

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

New follower here, I love your cards, very patriotic,
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

S.Bayles said...

Thanks for a great card and blog hop. I love all her DT and they do a great job.
Good Luck to everyone!
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful cards. This is a great cause.

If I win the candy, please donate these to a military family.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Jen_H said...

Beautiful card! Love the stamp. Thanks for the chance to win!
~~Jen H~~

cyndiepaperboutique said...

Love the cards! The first one just popped out at me & struck me to my heart! Thanks for sharing!!!
Cyndie

JustMeJustina said...

Great card TFS!!!

Justina1218 at aim dot com

Carrie said...

Amazing images. Such great cards!

cmille8 at gmail dot com
http://legalcrafter.blogspot.com

WifeandMotherof3boys said...

Love the cards and the cause.

Thanks for Sharing,

Suzelle
www.craftsandmorebysuzelle.blogspot.com

Lynda said...

I LOVED your cards! They are absolutely wonderful! TFS

Lynda
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com
lyndascreativetouches.blogspot.com

Pixichick said...

Really great card. Love the cause too.

lovemypaper said...

Very cute card!

Fot said...

love your card! they are perfect!~Thank-you love for sharing your creativity with us all :-)
Scrappingmamma~ustoleit@comcast.net
http://www.scrappingmamma.net

littlen said...

beautiful cards. great hop. tfs.
littlen44atgmasildotcom

Kelly S said...

Kathy, your cards are incredible! I love the images you used.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

*Star said...

Beautiful cards and such a great cause!! Tfs and have a great day.:)
stars paper passion at gmail dot com
starspaperpassion.blogspot.com

Crafting Misfit said...

Oh wow, love your images!!!

Rebecca

Amy said...

Really beautiful cards, Kathy -- Great coloring and great use of the stamps!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent in the "Let's Get Cricky" Blog Hop!! :)

Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

CathyinMN said...

Great cards. I really like the papers you chose for the cards, too. Thanks for sharing.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Pocono Pam said...

KAthy! YOur cards touched me! Love the coloring!