Getting Cricky Blog Hop Release Party!

Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog hop where we are showcasing the first 6 sets in K Andrew's brand new line of sentiment stamps! Don't forget to join us for our live Ustream with the whole DT at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gettingcricky at 6pm PST 7pm MST, 8pm CST, and 9pm EST!

If you came from Ericka's blog Cricut Love then you are in the right place! Welcome! If you are just joining me tonight, make sure to start with K Andrew's blog {HERE}.

Let me tell you a little bit about Kristal's stamps before we get to the projects. Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefits a charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to these charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time beleives 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.
Tonight I want to show you the Food for Thoughts stamp set which benefits Kristal's signature charity Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children.
Here is a little bit of information about StoreFront Shelter:
Night Shelter
The Storefront Night Shelter is a 20-bed emergency shelter--the only one in San Diego specifically designed for homeless and runaway youth. The goal of the Storefront is to stabilize the lives of vulnerable youth. 
  • Staff provide initial crisis assessment and intervention including provision of food, clothing, safe shelter and medical care referral.
  • Case management, drug and sexual exploitation education, and family mediation and counseling work to reunite youth with their family if it is safe and appropriate.  
  • Special arts programming funded by Photocharity encourage expression through music, dance, painting and other media. 
  • Referral to longer-term residential programs or transitional living programs when reunification is not possible.

StoreFront Shelter is so much more than just the little bit of information I have given you here. PLEASE go and checkout their website and see what ALL they do. Be warned some of the stories are sad, but they all have a happy ending because of StoreFront Shelter. It really is amazing what this organization does for kids! It has been a great inspiration to me to see how inspiring you to buy this particular stamp set will help these kids! Go here to see what they do! http://www.sdyouthservices.org/site/PageServer?pagename=storefront

Now on to the projects I've created for you guys :) I created several projects because I want to show you just how versatile this set is!

Project #1 was a fun little card I intend to send to my girlfriend this week.

I had to include this pic so you could see those fun Martini glasses that I made in the background :) They were not easy!
For project #2 I made some fun tags to add to gift bags. I like to have some pre-made tags for all occasions made up for easy additions to packages.

Now for hanging in this long I have a giveaway if you are still reading :) If you comment on this post (#1), tell me what your favorite stamp set is (#2) what your favorite project along the hop has been (#3) and become one of my newest followers (#4) you will be entered to win your very own set of Food for Thoughts. This is only one chance to win you need to do all 4 things list above for your chance to win. I will announce the winner in my Simply Sunday Challenge post. So come back to see if you are my lucky person :)

Now you can hop on over to Julie's blog Little Bit of Bling!

In case you get lost along the way here is our entire line up.

K Andrew http://www.gettingcricky.com
Becky- http://www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com <---- You are HERE


KT said...

I think this whole blog hop is very sweet--y'all have good hearts. Believe it or not, food for thoughts is my favorite stamp set, it's so cute. I like the lemon part of this project, but there was also a card tied with a button a few blogs back that I liked.

Chris Wooten said...

your projects are awesome....i think what you guys are doing is so sweet..what great charities..thanks for helping


Two Pink Peas said...

I absolutely love your cards and your martini glasses are especially adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win. I am your newest follower too. Terri M of
Two Pink Peas
Terrico3 at ameritech dot net

Rhonda Miller said...

All your projects are great. I just love those glasses.

Lisa said...

Wow, Becky, all of your creations are so fabulous! I love them! I also love all the stamp sets but Freedom Isn't Free and Splashtastic Summer are at the top of my list. Each project along the way has been so amazing and creative and inspiring I couldn't pick a fav...Kristal has a great DT :)


JulieK said...

Great job Sista'!! Love the tags- they are Fantabulous!

Kathy said...

Hey Girl, you did an awesome job! I love them all! Have a great weekend! Missed you tonight!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

Amanda said...

Oh my, all your projects out of this world fabulous!! I am in love with those martini glasses..

Scrappy Hugs

Scrappin' Sista said...

Great job! My absolute favorite set is Positive Thoughts. My favorite project has to be the magnets that Ericka created. I'm also a new follower. Now with that out of the way, (phew)...I love your projects. I especially like the papers. TFS!!!


DIANA L. said...

Cute cards and cute sentiments.
U-stream was fun!!!

Creative Diva said...

Incredible job Becky. I gotta say all the projects from all the DT were awesome, but I just love the glasses you made with paper. Im a new follower. I love the Food For Thought because it just goes perfect with food cards. THanks for the chance to win.


BunnyFreak said...

My favorite set is Summertime Splash. I am a new follower. My favorite project was the seper fi card.

scrapperbecka said...

Great Cards Becky, I got the same set and you can use them for so many different kinds of projects! TFS

mom2fivekiddos said...

I would have to say, my favorite set is Freedom isn't Free. My favorite projects along the hop, hhhmmm...that is a really tough one, everyone did such a fabulous job! I did love the refrigerator magnets tho...I am a new follower! TFS, would love to win!

Crafting Misfit said...

Becky, you are so creative and talented! GREAT work!

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous projects! Like the summery sentiments set from tonight. So far I like the magnet project. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Janice W. said...

I am a follower. My favorite project is the magnets, though everyone has done a beautiful job! My favorite stamp set might be Food for Thought. Your cards are very cute and so are the martini glasses you made.

Christina said...

I love this hop and could not possible pick just one creation! I love amazing you. Love how some of the profit goes to such wonderful causes.
shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

felkatz said...

omgosh soo pretty!! love them.. soo love your tags!! great job



Lynn B. said...

Here's my comment for part 1 :-)
#2.I've ordered 2 sets, but I ordered Splashtastic summer tonight so I'm calling that my favorite. #3 I like your last tag and a card with an inked scene from one of the other ladies with the Freedom isn't Free set. #4. I am a new follower.

Lynn B.

Scrappymama Elaine said...

your projects turned out great! tfs!
esigmon at cox dot net

SiskiyouSue said...

I'm already a follower. Love your lemon card! I love the Food for Thought stamps, though it is not the one I ordered. I also love the Fashion set (must be getting tired, can't think of the name!). And I especially love the shoe card made with it...

OmaGloria said...

Awesome projects! My favorite set is Amazing You because of the versatility for lunch box notes. I am not through the whole blog hop yet and everyone has done such an amazing job but I am kind of partial to those magnets that Erika made. I am probably not your newest follower but I am a follower. LOL

Precious Hugs

Charlotte said...

WOW! These are are absolutely adorable. Ya'll have a great blog hop here. And it is so refreshing that charity is a part of it. My favorite stamp set is Freedom isn't Free.

McVic said...

I liked all the projects so far... Im not done with the hop yet but I really like Amys cards., my fav stamp set I think is Splashtastic Summer, and Im a new follower!~

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

I love it all! These stamps are versatile! Love your papers 2! Thanks for sharing and I love the details you gave about the charity this really is such an amazing thing she is doing for them! Thanks for sharing your talents! Oh P.S. I LOVE ME SOME BLING!!!

Angie said...

First, not on the list but, LOVE your blog design! Love the avatar at the top and gears, super cute!! My favorite set is the Splashtastic Summer but, they are all fab! My favorite project right now are those martini's!! THose are AWESOME! I also love your elegant tag, very pretty! I am your newest follower and can't wait to see what else you come up with!! aidensmom 2005 at aol dot com

Josie0602 said...

Fun blog hop!! I am a new follower. My favorite stamp set is the Splashtastic Summer. Favorite project would be a difficult choice...you all are making such wonderful projects!!


I am a new follower!! I have loved all the projects along the way!! You guys are all so unique and I can't choose a favourite project:) But I will choose a favourite stamp set (splashtastic summer)but really i love all of them!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Kelly S said...

More great projects today! I have loved all of your creations, but my favorite is the Orange You a-peel-ing treat holder. I am already a follower. And my favorite stamp set is the Food for Thought.


tlettling said...

Wow hard questions to answer. I like a lot of the stamps. I could use several but I think I like the ones Fabulous Friends. I love the little apples. I could use those on my desk at school and give to students for doing great things. thanks for sharing.

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,I like the Art stamps, Martini glasses are my fav on hop! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

littlen said...

very cute projects. tfs. i'm a new follower. i really liked the shoe and the apple magnets. so far amazing you is my favorite stamp set.

Brenda said...

Awesome job Becky. I so love the idea of premaking tags. I am so proud to be working with all of you. Everyone did a fantastic job

Doris P. said...

1 -new follower and wishing you had e-mail so i could continue seeing your inspirations :) 2- LOVED ALL the posts - but I think it was Amy who just brought me to tears.. between the girl praying and the dog expressing feeling safe.. they rocked totally. BUT all were amazing!! 3. oops. what was 3 AGAIN?? oh yea.. my comment.. AWESOME cards. LOVE being squeezed.. and martini glasses are WOW!!

Erika Valdez said...

Love your projects!! You really went all out! I love this stamp set cause it is so versitle! I loved working with it and I know I will be using it alot! So awesome to be on the DT with such talent!!

Lots of Love

Raven B said...

Oh wow these are all so super cute! My favorite stamp set is food and thoughts and I LOVE all of the other sets too. My favorite project is the black and blue one that you have those are two of my favorite colors together. :) I am your newest follower. ;)

Patti B said...

Your projects are awesome. Great job and inspiration. Thanks for the hop.


Patti B said...

Sorry I got too excited to get to next blog. My favorite stamp set is freedom is not free. My favorite project is the flag card. But I love all the projects and craftiness that you all show. And I am a new follower.



mamawcindy said...

Love your Cards!!! Those Martini glasses look very hard to make. My favorite Stamp Set??? Well It's either Food for Thought or Freedom Isn't Free. Love them both. I love everyone's Project's that I have seen so far. But one that I really thought was Cute. Was Erika's Magnets. The one with the Apple Core made me Weak. Kristal is so wonderful to donate to such worthy Causes and Thankful there is a place like Storefront Shelter for the Children.
I'm a follower. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Tamara said...

TFS your cards! They are very cute! I really love Fashionable Friends, but Food for Thought is so cute too! I have liked all the projects so far, but thought the fridge magnets were very original! I am a new follower too! :)
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

already a follower! i love the colours you used in your lemon card!

my fav set is either fashionable friends/food for thought and although i loved everyone's work.. i especially love erika's! :)

sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Love your projects TFS. I cant picked a favorite project because they are all great....love them all. The stamp set that i like is food for thoughts. Im a new follower.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lynda said...

I am defintely enjoying myself on this hop so far! I have seen so many wonderful projects but my favorite so far has been the apple magnets that Erika made. My favorite stamp sets are Positive Thoughts and Splashtastic Summer. I'm now one of your newest followers! :)


rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

Lori said...

I love your martini glasses! That's one of the best! I love the shoe card as well! My favorite stamp is the splashtastic it's awesome, I also like the arts stamp.

New follower!

Lori @ http://loriscraftyspot.blogspot.com/


Renae said...

My favorite stamp set is the positive thoughts set. So far I think my favorite project is Scrap Diary' fabulous friends card.

I am already a follower.

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

Cely said...

my favorite stamp set is food for thought! and I think i'm going to try the project that becka did with the lunch notes. plus she used food for thought! thank you for the chance to win and I'm already a follower. :)

cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I love all of your projects. The glasses are cute too. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Barb said...

My favorite stamp set is Splashtastic Summer. My favorite project so far are Erika's apple magnets. I am you newest follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

S.Bayles said...

Great Job... I love all the projects but if I have to pick it is the Shoes. I so love shoes. I also liked the apple magnets of Erika's. I love apples. I am now a follower of your blog. I have a small blog but I am glad it is not to big. I feel more connected when it is smaller. Please visit me when you get a chance and join if you like. Kristal is a "Hoot". Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone. The UStream was AWESOME!
e-Mail: davidbayles@sprintmail.com

alwayscharlie said...

Your projects are so awesome (and those martini glasses rock!)

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Amanda said...

Super cute!! My favorite stamp set is Splashtastic Summer. My favorite project along the hop so far is the shoe from Brenda's blog. They are all awesome though!! :) I am a new follower.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Jessica said...

Becky, your creations are fabulous!! I really need to get crackin' on some tags and I love what you did with yours. I really like the lemon and "squeez you" sentiment, too. Clever. Right now, my favorite set is the Splashtastic Summer that was released yesterday. My favorite project along the hop so far has been Kathy P.'s altered lunch bag and Brenda's sole sister shoe card. I am already a follower and always enjoy looking in on your awesome creativity!

K Andrew said...

Becky--you are so creative--hahah! Love your squeeze-alicious project!
super glad to have you on the dt


AmyJRockstar said...

Love your projects! Very nice. I think my favorite set is Food for Thought. I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for the chance to win these! That would be awesome!

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

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

Anonymous said...

Becky, you are awesome. First of all, I'm a new follower and so happy that I happened across this blog. My favorite set is Fabulous Friends, I think, although I have to say I'm liking them all. Favorite project - each time I go to a page I like something better. I really like the lemon card on your blog, but I LOVE the martini glasses. Must show us how to do it.

Thanks for sharing!

mjblahnik56 said...

I love the food for thought set. I loved the card for your friend with the lemon. I am a new follower.


Amy said...

Becky, your projects are SO super cute!! Love them all (including the fun glasses in the background!!)... I'm so happy to be on the DT with such amazing and talented girls -- Thanks for being a part of it!! :)

Your Getting Cricky DT Sister,
Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate!

NanetteMT said...

I just became a follower. All your projects are great. I love all the stamp sets but if I can only pick one it will probably be Fashionable Friends. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite project from all the posts because they are all so talented and I like them all for different reasons.


Emily said...

Amazing projects! I LOVE this food set, and have been having fun seeing the different charities these stamps are going to benefit!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

LOVE these. Love the first card and sentiment so cute! And love those glasses in the background. I'm loving that bling on the second card, so pretty!!! TFS! -Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

AJoy said...

Love your project! Thanks for sharing.

My favorite stamp set is Positive Thoughts.
My favorite project is Rebecca's step card.

Can't wait to see who wins!

nginerd at gmail dot com

KLeFors said...

I love all the stamps but if I had to pick one I would say Freedom isn't free. All of the projects are wonderful, I really like all of them. All of you ladies are really talented. I am a new follower.

Naomi said...

All your cards are beautiful and unique... I love your style.
I am a new follower!


Becky Dunham said...

Love that card and those tags are beautiful! I missed your drawing but still wanted to say hi!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com