Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Wishes Blog Hop with Getting Cricky!

Welcome to the "Holiday Wishes" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!
We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  In addition to Kristal and the Senior Design Team, we look forward to introducing you to TEN member of our NEW Junior Design Team (be sure to visit Kristal's Blog to see ALL of our "new additions"!!)...  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Ellen from "a little bit of this...", are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Throughout the hop, you'll see NEW ideas for creating cards and projects with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from Heather 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: Oh and this weekend (and this weekend ONLY - thru SUNDAY), our Getting Cricky Fans can get 20% off their ENTIRE PURCHASE of K. Andrew Design Stamps when they enter the discount code: cricky20 Thanks Kristal!!!  :)

Kristal's stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...
For my project, I'm featuring the Winter Wishes Mix & Match Sentiments set.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

Now, I have to admit.  I took the easy road on this project but I am glad I thought of it.  I bought these cute little frame ornaments almost 5 years ago on clearance at Hancock Fabrics for only 25 cents each!  They have been in the packages collecting dust until now!  They are the PERFECT little frames for K. Andrew Stamps.  I still have 5 more yet to make to hang on our tree but seriously they took like two minutes for each one!  I almost, ALMOST feel guilty for how easy they were to make and I think they turned out really cute.  It was way easier then trying to size photographs to fit in them. :)

Here is a little sampling of what they look like up close.

I know my photography leaves a lot to be desired but I am learning.  Shooting shiny things is hard!  I hope you are inspired by my project.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!
Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Jesse at Sugar Lips Sassy Surprises! 

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



  1. Great use of those little frames! They look great on your tree!

  2. I love these ornaments Jana! What a great idea! They will look so cute on your tree :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  3. These would be great gifts for any holiday parties you are going to!

    Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
    Crafty Chics Blog
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  4. I am jealous! I want these for my tree! So Cute. What a great way to use them and get the dust off them ;)! Love it
    Looking forward to working with you
    Heather your Getting Cricky JrDT sista!

  5. These are so awesome, Jana!! I love the frames (and what a bargain!!) and the sentiments you used are just fabulous!! What a great project!! I love these!!

    Lisa :)
    Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

  6. Jana, What a great use of Kristal's stamps. I love those little ornament frmes. I can just think of so many uses for them.

  7. Super Cute! Love the ornaments!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDTM

  8. Adorable frames! And what a great idea!! Awesome job!!

    Getting Cricky JrDT

  9. Very creative Jana, I love them!!
    Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

    Ildi-Getting Cricky SrDTM
    The Craftin Mama
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  10. Jana you really did a great job, Your Ornamnents came out so Cute! TFS!!

    Letillia, Getting Cricky JrDTM

  11. Well I think you are one clever woman! The sentiments you placed in the frames make the perfect ornaments. I think it was a great idea.
    Getting Cricky JrDT

  12. Very cute. You did a wonderful job!

  13. Oh my goodness, these are so great. TFS.

  14. Your project looks amazing!! So glad to be in this great DT wiht you.

    Getting Cricky JDT
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  15. Love your Ornaments and you got them at a Awesome Price. Thanks for Sharing! I'm now following you! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  16. Cool idea, I think I even have some frames that will be getting the Kristal touch too!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Cheers Jennie Jnr DTM

  17. Fabulous idea. I love how they look.

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  18. Those are so lovely! TFS!

    Kris in Alaska
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  19. These are really cute!! Love that you showed several different sentiments that can be made with one stamp set!! Your photography looks good to me, i hate trying to take pictures of shiny things you can always see my reflection!!
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  20. The little ornaments are super cute, I love them all.

  21. these are just fabulous and festive!

  22. These little frames are perfect for the sentiments! They are so very cute!

    I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop over by me sometime too!


  23. WOW What great Ornaments you have made,Love the colorsand the sentaments are so perfect.Beautiful job. thanks for sharing.
    Anita Jr. DT

  24. Love your frames - great idea and yes, they have inspired me to dig out some of my little frames and look at them in a new light. Thank you!

    Jr. DT member

  25. Your frames turned out Great!!! Fabulous job!

    Big Hugs,

    Getting Cricky JrDT Member/Sister

  26. Your frames are wonderful. Love how you put the sentiments in the frames. Super great idea.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  27. I think your ornaments are absolutely ADORABLE!!! tfs :-)

    -Samantha :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  28. These turned out so cute. They would make super little gifts. Thanks for the idea.
    Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

  29. These are so cute and what a great idea! WOW!

    Patti Ross
    Getting Cricky JR DT Member

  30. don't feel guilty, these are fantastic and what a great tip for us, love them, now I can buy all those tiny frames I refuse to buy because I don't want to mess with the photos!!

  31. Your ornaments are PERFECT!!! It's great to see something that's quick and easy to create. Love it. Glad to be a part of the team with you. Sister hugs!!!

    GC JrDT

  32. Super fun ornaments! Even better when you have cute projects that do not take forever to make! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
    come on over:)

  33. I can't believe you found those at Hancock's. I guess I need to go to Hancock's and see what awesome deals they have! You did such a great job. I love these.

    Getting Cricky DT sister