Friday, August 19, 2011


Welcome to GETTING CRICKY'S August Blog Hop!  Woo-Hoo!  Fun, fun, fun!!
If you're joining us after the Ustream, thank you!!  Each of us on the Design Team, along with our Special Guest - Amanda from Amanda's Crafts and More, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  What an exciting night of NEW RELEASES we've had!!  So let's get HOPPING so we can each show you what we've created using one (or more) of Kristal's NEW stamp sets!!

Happy Friday! Who's going to a Luau? Not me... but it sounds like fun!
Who wants to Blog Hop?  ME! ME! ME!
Thank you for joining us for Getting Cricky's Blog Hop!
If you arrived here from
Deborah of Scrapping Mamma
you are in the right place!
If not, please start at the beginning at Kristal's Blog!
Cardbase is A2 size - paper from scraps.  Buttons & Jute from stash.
Background papers from *Cosmo Cricket - Nutmeg Autumn.
Black squares cut @ 2".  Red wood grain squares cut @ 1 3/4". Pattern paper squares cut @ 1 1/2".
Sentiment strip:  Black cut @ 4" x 1" and red wood grain strip cut 
@ 3 3/4" x 3/4".
"Aloha" stamp from K Andrew Designs "Splash-tastic Summer" set.

DINOSAUR TRACKS Cricut Cartridge
Palm Tree page 66 cut @ 5" and again in black @ 5 1/4" for shadow effect. 

Palm tree is popped off of card with Pop Dots for dimension.

Who wants BLOG CANDY?!!
To win one of Kristal's AWESOME, FUN stamp sets, I'm giving away a $15 gift certificate to her stamp store.  Ssimply leave me a comment on this post with your email address in case you win so I
can contact you, and become a Follower. That's it. Easy Peasy!
I will notifiy the winner next week.

To check out all her stamps and see the charities each stamp set sale helps to support, CLICK HERE.

Here also all the stamps showcased

Now, you are off to your next stop which is
Becky's Blog
Have fun everyone! There are BUCKETS of FUN ideas in this hop!
Hugs!  :) Janis


Boots And Bling Time said...

What a cute card! I love the tree and the gorgeous colors you used. Splashtastic Fun! Cannot wait to order this stamp set.

scrappingmamma said...

I love your card super cute! should we all be live ? its only 5:20 .. super cute !!

Mary said...

Great card! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm already a follower.


Jamie said...

such a cute card thanks for sharing!

Linda Therrien said...

great card, love the buttons and the colors you chose.

New follower :)

therrien_linda at yahoo dot com

Jamie said...

love your card thanks for sharing! all the colors and patterns are great.

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so great. I love the little palm tree. TFS.

Sharon said...

I love it!!! I want to go to a Luau!! :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower. The aloha card reminds me of the time I enjoyed visiting Maui Hawaii. I'll provide my blog address because putting email address here can lead to spam. You can post on my blog & I'll then provide my email if I'm lucky to win a giveaway.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Tami B. said...

Phooey, first there was all the problems with Ustream and now your follower button is missing. Will try back later. Your card is really cute. tamiwb1234ataoldotcom

Brenda said...

This is very beautiful. I so love the colors you've chosen. This gives me an idea for my grandson who lives in Hawaii. Great job.
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Brenda said...

what a beautiful card, I love all the colors you've chose. This gives me a great idea for my grandson who lives in Hawaii.
Great job
Brenda GCDTM
I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

Kathy said...

Janis, I love your card. You did a great job. So glad that you are on the team! Have a great weekend!
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM – Sister

CathyinMN said...

Cute card! The buttons really add that extra touch. TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Jenni said...

Love your card. It reminds me that summer is coming to an end and I'm heading back to work in a week (I'm a kindergarten teacher)! Good thing I love my job. Thanks for the fun chance to win-- already a follower
Hugs, Jenni

scrappingmamma said...

I lOVE your card sweetie, its just so cute!
{Deborah ur dt sister} :-)

Patti B said...

Great card. Thanks for inspiration and the hop.


Lisa said...

This card is so awesome, Janis! The colors are gorgeous - I love the three panels of red behind the tree and the flowered paper and buttons! Beautiful card - I LOVE it!! :)

Getting Cricky DTM - Sister

cyndiepaperboutique said...

Love it! Makes me wish I was at a beach under a palm tree. But then a coconut would fall & bring me back to reality! LOL!

Cheri said...

Cute card. I expect this set any day in the mail.

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Love your card! Makes me want to hula!! :) LOL!!
♥ Laura ♥

Cathy said...

Super card, I had fun at the ustream. thanks for sharing and inspiring:)
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

Janice W. said...

Cute and colorful card Janis!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great Card!!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Sherry said...

Love your card, you did an awesome job.
Congrats on getting on Kristal's design team.

Jamie said...

Cute card! I'm a new follower!

Mad Crafter said...

What a fun card!! I just love the colors. I think the buttons on the paper is a really nice touch! TFS!
funkycards @ charter dot net (no spaces)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great card, love the color and the buttons.
Katsews at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

What a fun card. Love the tree. Already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

creativediva98 at gmail dot com

McVic said...

Cute card! Im already a follower!

Letillia said...

Awesome card TFS! I am now a new folower!
letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun card!


Kris said...

The sympathetic sayings while sad is my fav because it's so necessary at certain times! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the Luau card. Very fun colors.
bunnyfreak at yahoo dot com

Yvette said...

This is a cute card. Also I love the read paper that you used.


Doris P. said...

sympathetic sayings is an awesome set!! we all need to have a positive saying at times :) LOVE your card & awesome bright colors! - just got this cartridge. doris
parkernana5 at cox dot net


Great card that is the one set that I own!! Thanks for the chance to win!! I am already a follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Cyndi S said...

Love your card. Makes you appreciate summer.
cstephenson at q dot com

Anita Braddock said...

cool card love the colors and love love the tree brings me back to cali. keep up the great work thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

stefeni said...

Great card Janis! I feel the aloha spirit!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

cema1cema said...

Great card!! Love the colors you chose!! christina

Dazee said...

Love all your great projects. I'm still kinda new at thie blog stuff and get really lost trying to sign up for prizes!?
Would love one of the beautiful stamps.


Scrappin' Sista said...

Your card is great. I love the colors. TFS sharing your inspiration and talent.

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

bartlettpair said...

It is so creative how you used the patterned paper!! AND how the jute is similar to the feel of the trunk on a palm tree!! Great Job and thanks for letting me glean!!! Blessings

Teela said...

Girl, I wish I were going to a Luau! Anything tropical is always an attention getter of mine. Great card and love the use of the buttons! I'm a new follower. teelayoung at hotmail dot com

callyannc said...

Ooooo. I love the colors. So cool. TFS CallyAnn

Kris Dietz said...

I love your card and all the details. I would not have thought to use Dinosaur Tracks -- I have it and will have to play with it. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

S.Bayles said...

What a cute card. Fits right in with Kristals stamps. I am a fan of hers and own some of her stamps.
Visit my small blog and take a look and let me know what you think.

felkatz said...

very cute!!.. :)



felkatz at gmail dot com

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Love this card, I love the colors, very smart idea!! Thanks for sharing.

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

I am your newest follower!

Ildi-The Craftin Mama

Anita Braddock said...

Thank you for the fun hop everybody has beautiful card and thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some cool stamps

Janette S. said...

I love your fun card and love all the stamps sets!

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

Kelly S said...

Love your card! So bright and cheery. I am a new follower.


puffinliz said...

Your card pops with color, thanks for sharing.

puffinliz at yahoo dot com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Cute card Janis! I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Happy to be a new follower!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Cute card. I love the colors. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy to be a new follower!

Bobbi said...

LOVE how specific your instructions are about the card. Such detail is SO helpful. Thanks for participating in the hop.

BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Squirlygirl said...

Great Job Janis :) Now I feel like going on a tropical vacation. I think I have "Wisconsin" cabin fever and I need to leave the state. Its been a few years.

Amy said...

Aloha!! :) Janis, this is SUPERB!! I love, love, LOVE that palm tree, and I'm so excited that I have this cartridge!! Your bright, cheerful card brought a smile to my face, and made me want to do a hula dance!! :)

What a treat to HOP with you!! :)
Amy :) at

A Creative Journey said...

Love this color combo! It is striking! TFS your amazing projects! Congrats on being on the design team! I look forward to more of your amazing projects! I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and do the same if you aren't already at