Friday, May 18, 2012

Let's Hop!

Welcome to the "Summertime" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!


We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!  I was asked to be the Guest Designer and I'm super excited.  I'd like to invite you to visit each designer's blog (it's just half the crew this month -- you'll see the other half next month) because the eye candy is marvelous!

Throughout the hop we'll be showing what we love about....  SUMMERTIME!!  From parties and celebrations to campfires and s'mores. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!  Sooooo, let's get hopping...

If you've hopped along from Kristal'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 stamp sets are perfect for cards, layouts, and so much more...  For my project, I'm featuring the Summertime Splash set.  For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview!



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There is nothing I like more than summertime.  I love the hot, longer days, and being able to go outside in short sleeves and sandals.  Put me on a beach, and I'm in HEAVEN!  My project today is from me day dreaming of floating around somewhere in the ocean, loving that saltwater.  The diecut shapes are from Cosmo Cricket and the fish are from Cosmo Cricket too, they were on a patterned paper and I cut them out.  The bird and cloud are from my bottomless stash and the little floating girl is from The Greeting Farm.  I LOVE this stamp set and had a hard time deciding on which sentiment to use. Finally I decided on water you up to and added it to the sunshine.

One lucky person who leaves a comment and follows my blog will be selected to receive a random stamp set from K Andrew Designs!  Not just any comment, I want to know what you like or dislike about summertime!

We'd also like to share TWO BRAND NEW Stamp Art Sets that are now available for Pre-Order with an expected ship date of May 25th!! If you want to be one of the FIRST to own these SUPER-CUTE sets, you'll definitely want to order TODAY (clicking on the previews will take you directly to the order page!!)...



Guy Talk
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Southern Sayings
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Get free shipping now through Sunday night by using the code newship!

Now it's time for you to hop over to AMY's blog!


Getting Cricky Blog Hop


49 comments:

  1. This is so awesome, Melissa!! I love the sweet image...you colored it perfectly!! Thanks so much for hopping with us!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT

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  2. So cute!! Love that cute little birdie! :)

    Amanda
    cricktncrafts.blogspot.com

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  3. Cute card! What I like the most about summer is that the days are longer and it's warm enough (even hot) to go outside without having to spend 5 or more minutes getting ready to go outside (coats, hats, gloves, boots, etc.). I also love all of the flowers in the summertime. Thanks for sharing and thanks for a chance to win!
    tcsobotka at charter dot net

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  4. I absolutely love the card. The colors are so summery and I love your little image. :)
    Thanks for being our guest designer.

    I like the lazy days of summer. No rushing to get anywhere just relaxing. :)

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  5. Melissa, what a TREAT to have you on the hop with us this month!! Your card is ABSOLUTELY adorable - the image is super sweet and makes me want to go for a dip in a pool or ocean myself!! :) WHAT FUN!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!

    Hugs,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

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  6. Melissa this is so stinkin cute! I love that little girl. She is so sweet. Thanks for being out guest designer.

    Heather
    GC DT sister

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  7. Melissa, What a wonderful cute image!! The card is so fantastic!! Thanks for being our guest designer!! My favourite thing about summer is our yearly trip to the beach!! Cheers Jennie
    Jenscrapstoo

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  8. I love your cheery card and the colors are really nice! What I don't like about summer is the humidity here in the south, what I do like is fresh tomatoes!!! I emjoyed browsing your blog, and I am a new follower. Hugs, Dawn

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  9. Very cute card. I love how the girl is in the tube. And the little fishes. What is like the most about summertime is a tie between swimming (have already been four times this year even though the water was FREEZING) and day trips. Hoping to go to the zoo, holiday world and a few other places. We have four kids so anything to get out of the house will work for them!

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  10. Lol I love the pun, great card, those colors scream summer.

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  11. adorable card!! Im a new follower. What I like about summer is that we get to go to the water parks and get wet! my daughter is like a lil fish in water. she loves to play with water lol.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  12. New follower here and happy to be. Your card is so cute and love the play on words.

    lebpab21408atyahoodotcom
    pattispaperfun.blogspot.com

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  13. Very cute card! Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower! ~Karen Sue

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  14. Hi there! I love your card! It is adorable!!You did an awesome job coloring that sweet image! What I love about summertime is taking my kids to the lake to swim. This year I get to take my 6 month old to swim with the other kids! I bet she loves it, too! :) I am happy to be following your blog now!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  15. Your card is soo cute. I love the sweet image. TFS.

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  16. I love summer because I don't have to stick to a rigid schedule of getting kids up and to school everyday. We can just relax and hang out together, love them so much.
    Kristi
    kidshomelove at yahoo dot com

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  17. Let me dive right in :) love the colors and the sentiment!

    Sheri

    sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

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  18. Super Cute card! Thanks for being our guest tonight!
    Miranda
    Getting Cricky DT
    www.nanasscrapspot.com

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  19. Adorable card! What I like most about summertime is that it stays light out for so long! I also like being able to BBQ all the time!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,

    RhoLynda
    blossomingbutterflycreations.blogspot.com
    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

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  20. What I love most about summer are garden fresh tomatoes! Your card is really cute!

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  21. what a super sweet card. Love the little girl having fun in the sun. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com
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  22. Your card is simply adorbs! I also wanted to say THANK YOU for all your work with the dogs. I do Pit Bull rescue & I know how heartbreaking it can be sometimes, so I commend you on your strength & determination. I'm now a follower of your blog!

    Diana :)
    Leelee Card Designs

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  23. What I love most about summer is the availability of ripe juicy mangoes. Eagerly waiting for them :D Very cute card. Already following you.

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  24. Super adorable card! Thank you for joining the hop and sharing your project!! The best part of summer is the kids being out of school so more time to spend with the grands. The worst part is the bugs! I am a bug-a-phobe big time!!

    Precious Hugs
    OmaGloria
    Getting Cricky DT Member

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  25. Very cute card. I love summertime bbq's with family and friends.

    Cheri
    www.djssundries.blogspot.com

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  26. Gorgeous card Melissa (as always)!!! Unfortunately we are coming into Winter here - I don't like the cold so I would have to say the thing I love most about Summer is the warm weather!!!

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  27. I love the warm weather(not a winter person), beach, pool, picnicing and most of all BBQ's. Do not like overcrowded places and heatwaves,

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  28. very cute card love the sun you made.
    I don't like summer it's really hot here now in my country and insects are all over especially flies.

    ~luanne
    sisterscraftcafe at gmail dot com

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  29. Love the card, and love summer! I dislike the fact that so many business and stores keep the temperature so cold you'd think it was the middle of winter.

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  30. Great job as guest designer!! I love how the card is an areal view!! Very cool!! I like summer but i don't love it, I get sun burnt really easily so I couold do without that and it gets really hot here so that is a minus, I actaully prefer spring nice mild temperatures!! thanks for the chance to win!!
    Kristan
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  31. Beautiful card. What I love about summer is that we always take a trip to the beach in Florida.

    mimicaro9650@yahoo.com

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  32. What a sweet card! Love the layout, the image, and of course the sentiment stamp. :) Janis craftyjanis@live.com

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  33. Your card is soooo adorable!!! I just love it and I am a new follower. :)
    Glad you were a stop for this hop.

    Tami Scrappin Rabbit Designs
    tamiallore at hotmail dot com

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  34. I love summer! Life seems to slow down and my family is around more. My favorite thing is our backyard bbq and ice cold watermelons. Even my 17 year old stops by for this. Great card! TFS
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

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  36. What a darling card! Just became a follower. As to what I like most about summer...having 2 months off to go camping and not having to teach!

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  37. What a Beautiful card!!The girlie image is Super Cute!What I love about summer is the days are longer,you do not have to wear so much clothing,eat lots of ice cream, and just the breeze of the ocean feels great.What I dont like is my ALLERGIES!!!:(
    http://craftingwithcreativem.blogspot.com
    mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  38. Wow this is an awesome card. I love the girl image and the sentiment is perfect! Oh lets see I don't like the heat and now that I'm living here in Washington State we were told get your fans early. We live in base housing and they don't have any AC. So This will be my dislike of summer because I like the cool weather. But I will like that I can wear my flip flops. Ha! I'm a new follower & TFS AJ~

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  39. Wow...what a cute card! I love how the little girl looks a little sunburned.

    What I like about smmer...flowers.

    What I dislike about summer...HEAT with muggy!

    I'm a new follower!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com

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  40. Great card...I love her stamps and am a long time follower..
    Blog:http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

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  41. Oh my gosh.. this is too cute. You did a fabulous job with your card and the sentiment worked perfectly well.Congrats on being a guest designer.

    Hugs,
    Patty
    creativediva98.blogspot.com
    Getting Cricky DTM

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  42. Very Cute card! I love the sentiment on the card! Never of thought to do that! You did an awesome Job! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Cute card. I giggled outloud when I read the sentiment!

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  44. Adorable project- love the layers and sentiment. I love that I can get in the pool for exercise in the summer but dislike that it gets too hot to be outside unless in the pool by midday. rlovew1976@yahoo.com

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  45. Awwwww Melissa this is so super cute! I love all the little details right up to her barrette! Really fun colors too! I'm right there with you on the beach. There is just something so peaceful watching the waves come and go. That's my favorite part about summer....reflection, relaxation and just enjoying life for what it is! Thanks for sharing your adorable card!! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  46. Oh yeah, almost forgot...new follower #277!! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  47. SO adorable!!! I love that cute little girl image! As for what I love and hate about summer....I love that it stays light longer, but I hate the heat!! I much prefer sitting in the shade with a cold drink! Already a follower!

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