Friday, December 16, 2011

Getting Cricky Snow Much Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Snow Much Fun" 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 the rest 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 - Patty from "Creative Diva", 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 Kristan 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 WINTER WISHES set. For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Winter Wishes

K Andrew Designs

When I think about snow, something that I really don't like too much, I think about ways that I want to get and stay warm. So what better way to do that than to settle down with a nice cozy cup of hot chocolate! For my project, I'm sharing some hot chocolate cones that I have created as gifts for my co-workers and parent volunteers.

I found my recipe for the hot chocolate over at Family Fun. I used Wilton disposable decorating bags to create my cones. They are very durable! Lastly I attached this simple, yet fun tag using Gypsy Wanderings & Gingerbread Cricut cartridges and of course the amazing Kristal's Winter Wishes stamp set! I LOVE this set and it is so versatile and fun! It has definitely been my go-to set for all of my Christmas projects so far!
What would a blog hop be without some BLOG CANDY!!!! I have some mystery candy for one lucky commenter!!! All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me your favorite thing to do on a snowy day! I will select a winner on Tuesday, December 20th.
Now you can hop on over to your next stop:  Veronica

Getting Cricky Blog Hop


Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!


Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this idea, Lynda!! What a fun project! I am going to have to steal this idea to make some Christmas gifts! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister


O Lynda these look so yummy, i could really go for a cup of hot chocolate right know!!
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM-Sister

Amanda said...

Oh YUM! How cute! I love how you used the sentiment! Great idea!!

Getting Cricky JrDt

Pixichick said...

What a fabulous gift! I love to make snow angels when ever I get a chance to go to the snow!

Sugarlips said...

This is such a great idea! I am going to steal I want to make them for the parents of the kids in my religon class. Thanks for sharing this.

Getting Cricky DT sister

Sherry said...

You did an awesome job. I love making those cocoa cones. You're tag is really sweet. Thanks for sharing.
Getting Cricky Jr. DT

~mindi~ said...

What a cute idea! I love cocoa! My fave thing to do on a snow day is scrap of course!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

What a great idea!! I love it!!

Getting Cricky JrDT - sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing this project with us, lots of great ideas!!

Jenscrapstoo said...

Yummy...Love the tag, I am a follower. I love a good snowball fight.
Cheers jendewar at
Getting Cricky Jr DTM

jo ( said...

What a fun little project! I may have to do this too! Love it! :)

Getting Cricky JrDT

Creative Diva said...

What a fun and great idea. Might need to scraplift this.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Cheri said...

I love this gift idea and your tag is great! Thanks for sharing it with us. My favorite thing to do on a snowy day is to either read or craft with hot chocolate and / or coffee close at hand!
Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

marg0006 said...

What a warm and caring idea. I like the idea of a receipe.
Loving Scrapper 101

kathlee said...

Great little gift idea!! I like to stay in my jammies with a hot cup of coffee and play in my craft room on a snowy day!
Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas!

Scrappingmamma's Crafty Creations said...

Such a fantastic project..I'd love this :-) YUMMY , Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this evening. Happy Holidays & Happy scrapping~
Scrappingmamma ~

Anonymous said...

This is a great project. I love hot chocolate and what an easy gift to make. On snowy days I like to wrap up and work on my crafts with a cup of coffee. Happy Holidays. cmtry555 at aoldot com.

scrapinmamaof2 said...

What a fun gift. I love the tag you have created. Looks beautiful.
Heather GC JrDT sister

Linda Therrien said...

love these hot chocolate cones - need to make some of these for co-workers.

I love to play hookey from work on snow days :)
(don't tell the boss, she thinks I am home sick) LOL

Getting Cricky Jr. DT member

*Debbie* said...

this is so darn cute I am for sure going to make these this wk I think I will give them to my coworkers thanks for sharing hugs my DT sister Debbie

Anita Braddock said...

How cool is this this is the Best gift. great Idea. love love the Tag and the Recipe to go with, thanks for sharing
Anita Getting Cricky Jr. DT. member

Sherrie K. said...

What a cute, yummy little gift. Great idea!
Sherrie K

Chriss America Real said...

Your project is exactly the sort of thing that I like to receive for Christmas. I don't want my children or nieces & nephews to spend money on me, I would much rather receive something that they made. This would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!

Larelyn said...

This is such a cute idea and I love your tag.

pam said...

love this

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower. Like the hot choc treat holders. On a snowy day I like to have a cup of hot choc & either be crafting with my Cricut or crocheting.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

These are GREAT!! I will have to make some of these for my son's class!!
Hug's and Happy Craftin :)

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Miranda said...

What a fun project! TFS
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT

Charlotte said...

Super cute project and sooooo yummy!!! The tag you made is just adorable and the perfect touch!!
Charlotte jrDT

Patti Ross said...

Super sweet gift!! YUM. My favorite thing to do when it snows...well, it always makes me want to bake. So if it's snowing, there will be fresh baked bread, cookies and a pot of soup simmering on the wood stove!

Patti Ross
JR DT Getting Cricky

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

We don't get snow here much in NC maybe 1-2 a year and a small amount. I love it though it's so beautiful! I usually stay inside if it snows and make hot cocoa and watch movies with hubby and of course take tons of pictures of the snow :-) I just like to open up the window blinds and stare at it falling down from the sky so peaceful and beautiful. I guess if I had to deal with it all the time it would be different, but since it's so rare here, I really like to enjoy it!

I love your cocoa, holder, so cute and love how you added white and chocolate chips to yours :-)

Hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL Christmas!!! :-)

-Sam :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @