Friday, March 16, 2012

In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb- Getting Cricky Blog Hop

Welcome to the "In Like a Lion...Out Like a Lamb" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!! 

If you've hopped along from MIRANDA 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 Fashionable Friends & Splashtasic Summer sets.   For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

Fashionable Friends
K Andrew Designs

Splashtastic Summer
K Andrew Designs
Now for the main attraction.... my project!!!!

Now let me explain the meaning behind this project before I get into the details of what I did to make it. Spring is one of my favorite times of year! Isn't it everyones?!? When I found out the theme for this month's hop, I wasn't sure what I was going to make. While I love lions, I wasn't really motivated to create anything featuring a lion. So I thought, and thought, and thought some more... and while flipping through the Enjoy the Seasons cartridge for the Imagine I came across this image of the sheep. So then I thought some more about what I might be able to do using this image. So then I whipped out my K. Andrew Design Stamps to see if there was a sentiment that could go well with it. Low and behold I came up with the phrase "Hello...Lazy Days". So why this sentiment you ask. Well when I think about spring whether it's the beginning or the end, as summer approaches (which is my FAVORITE season by the way :)) I think about warm weather and simply relaxing and having no real cares in the world but to enjoy life. As I looked at the sheep in this image, I felt that they conveyed my message and feelings so well. To make the project even more fun and to make sure the image and seniments popped I popped the image up on a cloud which I cut from one of the preloaded images on the Imagine. Because we all know when we are having those lazy days our heads are in the clouds :) ! Last but not least I wanted to find a way to make this image useful so I continued to peruse my Enjoy the seasons booklet and found the bonus cut for the pillow box! How PERFECT to go with my theme of lazy days! I mean we are going to need something to rest our heads on as we stare into the clouds, right! Well I won't be resting my head on this particular pillow, but I do plan to stuff it with some items to help me get through those lazy days. Chocolate anyone! :)

Well there you have it. I know that was a lengthy explanation, but I just had to share my thought process behind this project! I hope you enjoyed it and that it inspires you to create something that reminds you of spring or your favorite season!

Don't forget to head HERE to get your very own sets of K. Andrew Design Stamps so that you can bring your projects to life too!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!



scrapinmamaof2 said...

The little sheeps, they are so sweet. The saying is perfect! I like how it looks like they are on a cloud yet playing in the grass. Too cute!


Lisa said...

This is so awesome, Lynda!! The colors are so pretty and I love the adorable sheep!! The sentiment is so creative and fabulous!! I just love this :)

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Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Rhonda Emery said...

love this super cute.


Super cute!! I love your idea behind it!! Great job!!

Creative Diva said...

Too cute! Love that sentiment.


Amanda said...

Its super cute I love the idea! Such a cute pillow box!! Great job!! TYFS :)

Getting Cricky JrDt

Becky Dunham said...

This is so cute Lynda! I love the sheep and they do remind of me of lazy days :) Love the story behind it too!

Scrappin' Sista said...

Your project is so fun! I love the sheep. Great job! TFS! Scrappy hugs DT sister.


marg0006 said...

cute card.

Cheri said...

This is such a cute and happy card. I love it's shape. TFS

Cheri - Getting Cricky JrDT

Sugarlips said...

Adorable card. I love your NOT headless sheep :D

DT sister

ScrapMyWay said...

VERY sweet and calming..nicely done!
Creative Wishes,

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun card. TFS.

Debbie said...

Those sheep are so adorable. and the pillow box is a great idea. tfs
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Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love it! The sentiment goes perfect for todays weather here in Californis. Its been raining all day.

Veronica Dt Sister

Anita Braddock said...

How Cool is this I love the look of this card and the Sheep are so Darn cute. thanks for sharing.
Anita GCDT Sister

Michele from MS said...

This is adorable and I love hearing the thought process behind the wonderful projects! Thanks so much for sharing - I love it!

Melissa said...

This is just adorable. I love the cloud and the sweet lamb! Perfect for this blog hop and of course for giving!

Miranda said...

Soooo very pretty! And I love the explanation. lol We all get to know you just a little better! I love the sheep it's adorable!
Miranda :)

OmaGloria said...

What a wonderful explanation. This time of year it is hard to keep heads out of the clouds.

Precious Hugs

missstamper said...

Very cute - thanks for sharing the story behind the card!

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