Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting Cricky With It! Surprise Blog Hop!

Welcome the “Getting Cricky With It” Surprise Blog Hop for Kristal!!!

Today the Design Team is bringing you some very special projects created for our wonderful and amazing leader Kristal! Our term is almost over and we wanted to show her just how much we appreciate ALL that she has done for us this term. The projects that we will be sharing with you will also be sent to Kristal. We encourage ALL of her fans to join in on the fun as well! Be sure to add your card/project to the link below and then be sure to mail it off to her!

If you've hopped along from Cristel 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. 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:

Today I created a banner to send to Kristal that she can hang in her craft room if she wants.  I wanted it to remind her that she makes a difference in many peoples lives with the work she does as a designer, blogger, teacher and mom.  I used the Amazing You stamp set because it is so fitting for this project.
I cut the banners from the Lovely Floral Lite cartridge and the letters from the Storybook cartridge, one of my favorites!  The rosettes were just made from strips of paper and the toppers in white were also just strips that I used a border punch on and the scored them and folded them over the top of the banner kind of like a matchbook cover. I chose to use the word JOY on the banner because that is what designing for her brings me...JOY. 
Kristal has been extremely inspiring to me.  She creates stamps that are easy to use and easy to incorporate into my projects.  Not just cards but I have used them on home decor, scrapbook layouts and even in my mixed media art.  She is a full time teacher and single mom and still makes time to make us feel wanted and needed.
 Kristal has been a blessing in my life.  I have had a really hard year at work and I virtual quite papercrafting but making it on the design team has forced me to create/carve out time for myself to be creative which has been a great outlet during stressful times.  She is generous and genuine.
Kristal is AWESOME!  how can anyone deny it~~~Kristal Andrew...YOU ROCK!  LOVE YA GIRL!

I hope you enjoyed the project and that you will support Kristal in her personal business by purchasing a set or two of her stamps.  you help her, help a charity and make yourself happy with a new treat just for you!  Win~Win!  :)

Now you can dance on over to your next stop: Patti

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way:
1.      Kristal
2.      RhoLynda
3.      Charlotte
4.      Cheri
5.      Linda
6.      Amanda
7.      Debbie
8.      Vero
9.      Lisa
10.  Jennie
11.  Kristan
12.  Jamie
13.  Christel
14.  Jana
15.  Patti
17.  Miranda
18.  Ildi
19.  Jessie
20.  JoAnn
21.  Letillia
22.  Larelyn
23.  Anita
24.  Laura
25. Sherry
26.  Shawn
27.  Faith
28.  Amy


  1. Love this banner - it's just beautiful and really says it all!

    Patti Ross
    DT sister

  2. oh wow how I love this banner very neat and so so cute she is going to just love this on, you rock to Jana.
    Hugs Debbie getting cricky Jr Dt

  3. Your banner is adorable! And you are right about Kristal, she definitely ROCKS!
    Miranda :)
    GCJRDT Sister

  4. Beautiful banner!! Love it!!

    Veronica JrDT
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  5. This is so creative and gorgeous, Jana!! I love the beautiful rosettes!! What an awesome banner :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT

  6. Wow what a great Banner. love the rosettes they are cool. Awesome job.
    Anita getting Cricky Jr.Dt. Sister

  7. Awesome banner! You can tell you put a lot of heart into it :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  8. Absolutely wonderful banner Jana! I couldn't agree with you more that Kristal is inspiring, a blessing, and AMAZING!!! Great job! Thanks so much for helping to make this hop a success!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Getting Cricky DT Sister

  9. Oh Jana, I just love the banner. This is a perfect gift for Kristal. And yes, there are many people whose lives she has made a difference in.

  10. This is beautiful Jana. I love this idea.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

  11. What a wonderful idea for Kristal!! Just love the colours!!
    Cheers Jennie - GCDT Sister

  12. Jsna this is so pretty!! i love the details in it!! I am really glad that you have found time to create and make time for yourself, it really is like thearapy!!