Friday, September 16, 2011

All About Fall Blog Hop

Project #242 for 2011
Welcome to the Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT 
GOOD THROUGH THE WEEKEND ONLY!  
You can get 20% OFF by entering the discount code

20janis

at checkout when placing your order!!!!


We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  Each of us, along with our Special Guest - Heather from Heather's Crafty Blog Space, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  Along the way, you'll see NEW ideas for creating Fall & Halloween cards and MORE with Kristal's stamps sets!!

If you've hopped along from LISA's Blog 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 THREE newest stamps sets are LARGER sets -- perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For more details or to make one these sets YOURS, please click on the preview:

Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Winter Wishes benefits "Adopt a Classroom"

Scripture Sayings benefits "Good Samaritan Health Center"

For my project, I'm featuring the FALL-O-WEEN stamp set!


Fall-O-Ween benefits "Adopt a Classroom"
How would you like to order some of these stamps at a SPECIAL DISCOUNT 
GOOD THROUGH THE WEEKEND ONLY!  
You can get 20% OFF by entering the discount code

20janis

at checkout when placing your order!!!!

My card is a regular A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") using purple Recollections card stock as the card base.  The orange diamond paper and the purple stripes are from Echo Park! I love Echo Park paper!! The adorable image is from Bugaboo Stamps! I used Adobe PhotoShop to digitally color this adorable digi image. It's my first try at coloing digis on the computer, and I'm pretty pleased with how it came out. Don't get me wrong, I have tons to learn. I still need to figure out how to shade and highlight, but hey, one step at a time, right? 

I love that Kristal makes these MIX 'N' MATCH stamp sets! My sentiment for this card is actually 3 different stamps from the Fall-O-Ween set that I lined up together on my block before stamping. Cool, huh? Here's a close-up of the sentiment stamp using StazOn Jet Black ink.


Who wants some BLOG CANDY?!  For my Blog Candy, you can win this pre-made card PLUS a CARD KIT to make another one like it! (The buttons may be a little different in the kit.) Yeah!  I love CARD KITS!  All you have to do to be eligible to win is....

  1. Become a Follower of my blog, Pause Dream Enjoy (if you aren't already)
  2. Leave me a comment on this post letting me know you are a new follower or a seasoned stalker of my blog :)
  3. Must have a USA mailing address
Want some EXTRA chances to win? The following is not required, but will earn you extra chances:
  1. For an EXTRA chance, LIKE my Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Page by CLICKING HERE and leave me a 2nd comment letting me know
  2. For another EXTRA chance, add my Pause Dream Enjoy blog button to your blog. Then leave me another comment letting me know you added it and your blog address so I can come visit and FOLLOW you too!
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I will announce the winner Monday, September 19th.

Don't forget..... you can get 20% off your order through the weekend with the discount code

20janis

at checkout!  When you finish the hop, hop over to
 K ANDREW DESIGNS to shop for some fun, versatile stamps!  Enjoy!!

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




Getting Cricky Blog Hop


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92 comments:

Barb A. said...

I am a follower. Love your Halloween card! It is sooooo cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Thank you for sharing your ideas and talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

Maria Matter said...

these sentiments are wonderful! love your card Janis, too cute!
hugs & blessings

Boots And Bling Time said...

What a super fun hop! I just love your cute digi card....great job! I am going to order the scripture sayings stamp set to make cards for the shut ins that are members of my church. Thank you so much for the discount! I am a faithful stalker, as you know!

Amy said...

Whew!! I ran so fast to get here... I hope I made it in time!! Is it 2 by 6??? I wanted to come earlier, but I had an appointment at 7 by 3, and again at 9 by 1...

Well, now I must say -- Your card is BRILLIANT and BEAUTIFUL!! What wonderful talent you have, sweet friend!! :)

Thanks for sharing your talent in the HOP!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Shawn Mosch said...

Great card! I love how you use the buttons on the side!

Amanda said...

Very Cute card! Great job! I am a new follower!

http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com/

Christina said...

Love it!! I stalk!!!

Peggy Sue said...

I am a follower and I just love that card, too cute!!!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Peggy Sue said...

I follow you on FB!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is so adorable, Janis!! I am in love with little Frankie! You did a great job coloring him with Photoshop! I love the fun design and the buttons you used! Awesome, awesome card! I love it!! So happy to be hopping with you :)

Lisa
Getting Cricky DT - Sister
http://indymermaid@gmail.com

Kathy said...

This is just to cute. I love the buttons. Great job! I love the blog look.
Hugs,
Kathy
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com/

Letillia said...

How cute is this Janice! I am already a follower, I already like your FB page and I already have your button on my blog lol! TFS!!

divaof5.blogspot.com
letilliaslaughter at yahoo dot com

scrappingmamma said...

Your card is SPOOK-TASTIC :-) & your blog is adorable. Thanks for sharing love~ I'm looking forward to seeing your next project.
scrappingmamma~ ustoleit@comcast.net

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

Janis, he is soooo cute!! Love this card!! Hope you are having fun!!

Ildi-Getting Cricky DT Sister
The Craftin Mama
www.thecraftinmama.blogspot.com
ildij3@verizon.net

Sharon said...

Awesome card Janis!!! Love the big button!! Fun fun card!!! :)

Debc06 said...

wow great card. I am one of your seasoned stalkers. Love what you are doing lately.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I'm a new follower. Like your monster card.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

Janis, Your card is perfect! I need to learn how to color things in Photoshop.... I don't do Digi's but I'm sure I could use this technique with other bloggy stuff. Thanks for the food for thought!
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

wow what a great card - that little gut is just too cute for words!!!!

tfs

Have a scrap- happy day!
Lisa G
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Tammy L said...

fabulous card! I love the bobblehead image! Thanks for sharing
Tammy

Anita Braddock said...

I love your card its Spookalishous.
love the papers and Kristals stamps.
thanks for sharing and for the chance to win. new follower.
abbraddock@msn.com

Anita Braddock said...

Iam a fb fan too, thanks
abbraddock@msn.com

Amy said...

Very fun Halloween card and image! :)Amy
amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Nitasha said...

Adorable card! Such a cute little monster! I'm a new follower!

elisaphotoscrap at gmail dot com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Super Cute!!

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Alisha said...

Great card, love the mix and match style. super cute.

Alisha.moorenielsen@gmail.com
http://scrappin-happens.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

very cute.I am a new follower

http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com
iko.linda@yahoo.com

Linda said...

I am also facebook fan

http://lindascraftcorner.blogspot.com
iko.linda@yahoo.com

Carla said...

I love your card it's so cute. I'm a new follower. Thanks so much for sharing your project with us.


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Carla said...

I'm a follower on facebook.



http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

CathyinMN said...

Cute card. I've been a follower for some time. Thanks for sharing -- really enjoying the blog hop.
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so cute. TFS.

Queen B said...

Good job coloring with the computer! I love those Bugaboo stamps. :)

Just Genuinely Me said...

GASP! Such a CUTE card! I'm a button freak, too..love it!

Sue
www.justgenuinelyme.blogspot.com
www.genuinelyjanestudios.blogspot.com

Nisson Family said...

This little Frank is so adorable! I'd give him some candy. :)

Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

What an adorable card Janis! I just love Kristal's stamps and the mix and match are so great! I am a long time follower of your sweet blog though I must admit I don't get around as much as I would like. Thanks for sharing this adorable project!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Mary said...

I love your card, Little Frankie is soooo adorable!! I am a well-seasoned stalker of your blog and FB, love your creations.

Mary
stockg7atyahoodotcom
www.marebearscraps.blogspot.com

mse006 said...

thanks for sharing! i love the card you made. that little fella is awfully cute!! i am now a follower! mse006 at yahoo dot com

Creative Diva said...

Too cute. Love your card. Thanks for sharing with all of us. I am already a happy follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

I am now a follower of your FB Page. Stop by my FB page if you like: Creative Diva.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

I have posted your badge on my sidebar.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Tonya said...

Great card. I think you did a wonderful job coloring your digi.

Tonya

Janice W. said...

Your card is adorable! I love it. I see we both used the same sentiment. Great Janis'/Janice's think alike!
Hugs, Janice

ScrappyKsue said...

Love the card - so cute!

McVic said...

super cute! Great job on the digi!
kacee

Bunnyfreak said...

Seasoned stalker here. Fun card.
http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Rachelle said...

How Fun! I just love this card!
Rachelle
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

I am a new follower!

callyannc said...

I love this! So dang cute! I love that your candy is a kit and something you made! That rocks! Thanks for sharing! CallyAnn(follower)
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

callyannc said...

Liked ya on Fb and left a comment! Thanks CallyAnn

callyannc said...

Grabbed your blinkie for my blog! Thanks CallyAnn
http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

Doris P. said...

are you kidding - I LOVE your blog!!! so.. good to go with being a facebook follower too!! SO Love this card!! will check out that stamp set co. I WANT ALL of Kristal's stamp sets!! till next time.. Doris
parkernana5 at cox.net
http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com

stefeni said...

Super cute Janis!

stefeni said...

I am already a follower here and on FB.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

scrapinmamaof2 said...

The Frankenstein is so cute. He has so much personality. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy o be hopping with you!

Tambo said...

Already a follower. I love your card. Too cute! tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Tambo said...

New fan of your FB page. tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Tambo said...

I added your button to my blog sidebar. tfs Tami
Tambo's Creations

Jenny said...

Love your card...so cute :) Already a follower!

Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Sherrie K. said...

Aaw, such a cute halloween card! I love the pattern paper, cute little buttons and great inage! I am already a follower..thanks for the inspiration!!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Liz said...

Already a stalker LOL and now I will be stalking your FB page!!!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Suzys Crafts said...

He is so cute! What a neat card!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun and spooky! Already a long time follower!

Charlotte said...

What a cute little mad scientist!!! Great paper choices to create the card. And the sentiment stamp is fabulous!! I love Kristal's stamps. I ama follower and "like" yourFB page.
Charlotte

Lynda said...

Super cute card! You did a great job coloring him! Fantastic color choices too! Thanks for sharing!

Lynda
blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com
rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Very cute card, you did a great job colouring in the digi!!
kristan

DIANA L. said...

Very cute card love it.

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

felkatz said...

i'm a new follower!!! great card!! love it


kathy


felkatz at gmail dot com

felkatz said...

i liked your facebook page!!!

felkatz said...

i have put your button on my blog

www.scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

kathy

Silvia said...

Love your card that little frankie is so cute!!!

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alvinascreations.blogspot.com

smyiow said...

Love this card! Super cute!!

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smmyiow@gmail.com

Amy E said...

I love your little guy! He's super cute!

I'm a new follower...yay!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Chris Wooten said...

AWESOME!!!!!!Awesome on all you ladies site and projects....woot

yep I am a new follower Thanks

Chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com

Holly Hickman said...

I am a new follower on your blog. You do great work! Thanks for the giveaway.

hhickman2002 at yahoo dot com

Holly Hickman said...

I also Liked your page on Facebook for a second entry. Thanks!!

hhickman2002 at yahoo dot com

Happyscrapin said...

Your Halloween card is so cute! I am a new follower and can't wait to see all your projects to come.

happyscrapin@blogspot.com
plese.cathy@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Such a cute little card.
Im a follower.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com
http://rsmobleysdesigns.blogspot.com/

mbchoj said...

I am a new follower and just came from your fb page. love your card!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Debbie Goforth said...

I love your card! SOOO cute!

Debbie @ bugginattheseams.blogspot.com

Renae said...

This is an adorable card. Good job on the digi coloring. I became a follower today and liked your facebook page. Sorry, I don't have a blog for your badge.

TFS!!!

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

Jenni said...

Adorable card!!!! I can't wait to start making Halloween projects! Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blog

DebC said...

Fairly new stalker here! Love you card and your blog is super cute! I just bought a bunch of halloween digi's from the person who your blog template is from. LOVE THEM! Love your blog! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

littlen said...

very cute card. tfs.

S.Bayles said...

Janis,
Thanks for such a cute card. I love the colors...I am now a follower of your blog and wish you would visit my blog and see how I use Kristals stamps.
Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower. Cute cards!
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

scrapperbecka said...

Love your card, and the saying you used is awesome! And the digi Frankenstein is adorable!
Becka

Kate said...

Wow! Another great card, Janis! You've been a crafting machine - and have done a super job showcasing this stamp set over the weekend!
(I'm not eligible for the prize but wanted to comment anyway.)

TheScrapQueen said...

thanks for the chance ti win!! I am new to this blog stuff I sure hope I did it all right..

TuttleTime said...

I always love your cards...I have been a long-time stalker..I mean follower. :) Great job on the cute card! Only you could make Frankenstein look so cute. :) Thanks for sharing.

Kelly S said...

So cute! You did a great job with your digital coloring. I am already a follower.

Kelly
http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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Jodie Mackrell said...

adorable!! love the sentiment