Friday, June 17, 2011

Getting Cricky With It!

WELCOME FRIENDS! The LIVE UStream for ALL of the stamp debuts begins at 8pm Central! Click HERE to be taken there to join in the fun!

As a Design Team member, I am showcasing the 'Positive Thoughts' stamp set as you have seen in various other projects of mine this past week! I bring this to you today for our 1st Getting Cricky With It Blog Hop! WOO HOO! You should be arriving here (your last stop) from Rebecca H's Blog. You can begin, or end at K. Andrew's Blog by clicking HERE!

So, before I divulge the creative details I'd like to pose a few questions and provide my personal answer to you.

1.) There are a LOT of sentiment stamp creators right now, how are K. Andrews different?! Well my Fabulous Friends, I would NOT lead you astray! K. Andrews stamps are different for several reasons. A. They are cut directly around the print, leaving no extra area to mistakenly pick up ink or transfer in any unwanted area. B. (My FAVORITE) She donates $1 from EVERY stamp set to various charities, ALWAYS! C. They can be used with ANY ink safely D. They are easy to use, leaving a sharp, clear image. E. They clean and store nicely. F. K. Andrew's is careful to be UNIQUE in her images and what she presents and finally, G. Kristal is a SUPER sweet gal, always considerate and giving to those of us loyal to her!

2.) How much are they?! Well, normally $15.99 but RIGHT NOW ONLY $14.99 AND, considering that you are making a charitable donation, ONLY $13.99 ;)

I welcome any other questions, or suggestions you may have and I'm happy to pass them on to her. As always, though I may receive products to use and highlight for you, I will ALWAYS, WITHOUT FAIL or lapse, only give you the TRUTH as I know it and my HONEST opinion!

Now, check out the INTERACTIVE project I have to share with you! It's a 7x9 piece of art work, perfect for a gift to a friend. The title is in fact, 'dear friend' because using these sayings made me think of something I'd like to share with a friend and then she can have this as a reminder when in self doubt!

The letters are cut from the 'Calligraphy' cartridge with a shadow. I LOVE baker's twine and added it here with my FAVORITE embellishment, BUTTONS!

The wheel spins and reveals 6 nice things a friend needs to hear....

"Whimsy is essential."

"A Queen is not afraid to fail." (With a Petaloo flower and Hiedi Swapp vintage bling).

"Attitude is everything."

"Happiness is an inside job."

"Brave is beautiful."


"You are the weaver of your own dreams."

I think the mix of fonts is really fun and I stamped in co-ordinating Quick Quotes Powder Puff Inks. The papers are all from Quick Quotes Club Q this month, as well as the projects shown previously!

I hope you've had fun hopping with us! Thank you for your support. Remember that I have my BIGGEST giveaway YET going on RIGHT NOW for over $500 in Products and Prizes! Click HERE to be taken there to participate!

For today's hop I would like to GIVE AWAY THIS stamp set, 'Positive Thoughts,' that I've enjoyed and share all week! Leave a comment below once you've become a follower and I'll draw a random winner on Monday! Thank you dear FABULOUS FRIENDS! Have a fantastic weekend!


  1. Positive thoughts is my favorite stamp set..thank you for sharing your blog hop...too

    new follower here...stop over and visit me too


  2. Wow, this is so great. What a fun idea.

  3. WOW, this is one of the most creative, adorable cards I've seen! LOVE the spinning wheel! What a fabulous, unique card! Love, love, love it :)


  4. Wowzers!!! I love the creativity. Stinkin' amazing. TFS!!!


  5. Totally love the creativeness on your card. You did a fantastic job. TFS Already a happy follower.


  6. Love that card Brynn- what a clever idea! TFS

  7. Love the creative and clever card! TFS! :)Amy

  8. What a great way to use the set! Good job!

  9. Wow terrific interactive card! Great sentiments. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  10. Love how you gave the details of what makes the stamps different.

  11. I love your spinning wheel card! Thanks for sharing! It was a fun hop!

  12. Wow super cool!! Thanks for sharing and this has been a great hop.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

  13. love your card..very cute.. never had a spinner card.. it think i may try now!!



  14. What a cute project! It would be a great pick-me-up for a rough day. Thanks for sharing it.

    Lynn B.

  15. Brynn, this card is so thoughtful and creative! Wow! love it! tfs your talent!
    esigmon at cox dot net

  16. What a cute idea! Love the bling on the card. I'm already a follower.

  17. What a great project! Haha, I thought I was breaking out of my shell by finally creating a circle card this past week. This is way beyond a simple circle card! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Oh my Gosh that is soooo cool. Can I ask how you made the circle of jewels so that they don't stick to the wheel? I would love to see a tutorial on your card. Hint Hint

    Precious Hugs

  19. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful cartd. I love the idea of the spinning wheel. This has been an amazing blog hop!!!!

  20. Fantastic spinner!!! love the colors too!
    already a follower!

  21. I LOVE IT!!! I have a ? though, the white triangle and the bling is it separate and you just made the area w/ the bling and smaller triangle stationary and the upper triangle turns or what? I made a SB layout with this design but w/o bling! This is prob. my fav stamp set. I am and have been a follower & am headed to find out about the other giveaway! Thanks for sharing your talents! I'm Laurie

  22. Cute card and GREAT blog design!! I am your newest follower! aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

  23. Fantastic spinner card!! I am already a follower. Thanks for the fun blog hop and the chance to win some stamps!

  24. wow, I am trying to figure out how you made this!! Great job, i love how you used more then one of Krystals stamps to show case, this is such a great idea!! I am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win. so sad that this is the end of the hop, but i guess i have next month to look forward to.
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  25. Love this project! So fun that it is interactive. Your friend will be thrilled to receive it. Thanks for sharing. I am already a follower.


  26. what a cute idea. very creative. tfs. i'm a new follower.

  27. so loving this awesome card! now.. that's creativity!! new follower and love you have e-mail. and so so so LOVING this stamp set!! I don't have any of her stamp sets and hoping I can start here on this blog hop and then onward for more..

  28. That is one awesome card!! I love it and have loved seeing all your amazing projects this week!! So excited to be on this team of amazing women!! And you are right about the stamps they are awesome and Kristal is a sweet and generous person!

    Lots of Love
    Erika GC DT SIS

  29. OMG Brynn. I love this. What a fabulous idea. I might just scrap my "affirmation" card and "lift" this. Great job!!!

  30. I love your card!Already a follower!Great blog hop, joydee1963 at yahoo dot com.

  31. Love the card!! Great work!!


  32. Great card, love the Bling!!! whoe doesn't love to Bling it up? Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Wow! What a great card!!! TFS! I will have to try and find a tutorial for the spinning card for sure!
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  34. I have never seen a Card like this. I Love It!!!! So Creative. That is such a wonderful Stamp Set. Thank you so much for the chance to win. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  35. already a follower!
    this is a super cute idea!
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

  36. Wow LOVE IT!! Im already a follower of your lovely blog.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  37. Brynn I cant tell you how excited I am for you to be apart of this fabulous team. I think what Kristal is doing is phenomenal!!!! I am so glad you are part of it and I know you will fit in perfectly! Love ya girl keep inspiring.

  38. That's very cute and creative. All the stamps are fabulous.

  39. I LOVE your interactive project! What a great idea! TFS

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  40. This is so awesome! Great work!
    New follower!

    Lori @

  41. This is my favorite stamp set of Kristal's. Thanks for a chance to win.

    rpcrafter at gmail dot com

  42. This is my favorite stamp set. I love your project -- it's perfect. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  43. I always have trouble cutting with Calligraphy Collection. Looks like you got it to work well! I like how you were able to incorporate so many sayings from this stamp set into one project. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. I love this amazing project! Thanks so much for sharing with us!!

  45. Super cute!! Love this!! TFS!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  46. Brynn, first off, your honesty is appreciated....always. So glad to be your follower and I absolutely love your "peek-a-boo" card....creative and clever. I bet your friend will love it and pick it up often. Probably right before she picks up the phone to call you!

  47. Love this card Brynn--great use of the set,and most importantly very special for your friend.


  48. Your project is absolutely stunning! I love it and I really would love to win this set! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm already a follower. :0)

    Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  49. THis is by far the BEST project i've ever seen. What a great idea and a great way to bring some positiveness to someone. Awesome job. Thank you for sharing!


  50. What an awesome card.

  51. Brynn, this is an INCREDIBLE idea and card!! I love that it's interactive -- Like a new card every day for your dear friend!! :) What an AMAZING gift to be part of a DT that has so many talented and WONDERFUL girls... This experience has been such a JOY!! :) Thank you for being a part of this with me...

    Your Getting Cricky DT Sister,
    Amy :) at
    and Decorate To Celebrate!

  52. Fantastic idea! I absolutely LOVE it!!!!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  53. BEAUTIFUL card and I absolutely <3 that bling! So pretty! Tfs! -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  54. Already a follower!

    I love what you did with this stamp set. It is definitely my favorite!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  55. Love this card Brynn! You are so creative :) This is one of my favorites of Kristal's new stamp sets. I hope I did not miss out on your drawing. I started the hop after the Ustream but had to stop and have not had a chance to get back until now!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  56. Wow, this is both genius and gorgeous! I love all that sparkle and absolutely adore the interactive aspect to it... sweeter than a candy cane! I'm so glad you linked up at Alex's so I could stumble upon this exquisite creation. :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  57. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It's great to find new crafty and creative bloggers! I love your card, it is perfectly decorated and such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing it!



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