Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Cabin Fever Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Cabin Fever" Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  We have an EXTRA SPECIAL hop for you this month -- All week long, the Design Team has been featuring many of Kristal's stamp sets as well as an array of Cricut Cartridges, SVG cuts, and more in anticipation of the hop...  If you've missed out on any of the week, be sure to check out our previous posts for MORE THAN 100 CREATIVE IDEAS and PROJECTS as well as giveaways, promotions, tips, and tutorials!!

If you've hopped along from Shawn: Crafty Chics 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 in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained 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 Amazing You Stamp Set. For more details or to make this set YOURS, please click on the preview:

K Andrew Designs
What I Used:
K Andrew Design Art Stamps : Amazing You
Give A Hoot Cartridge: Bees cut at 2.5"
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Stickles: Crystal
Black and Yellow Paint
8 Popsicle Sticks
Hot Glue Gun

When I was trying to come up with a project to match this theme I had a hard time at first. It's kind of weird seeing how I run a home daycare and have done summer programs for kids and taught sunday school, but I drew a blank!! Finally having seen this cute bee cut I knew I wanted to do a picture frame for my daughter's Halloween picture. I thought it would be cute to use popsicle sticks and easy for the kids to paint themselves and then with an adults help hot glue them together. You can paint the sticks any colour to match the picture or the cut. I may put a magnet on the back or put some ribbon on it to hang it.

Now you can hop on over to your next stop:

Getting Cricky Blog Hop



  1. I LOVE popsicle stick crafts!! SO fun!! What a sweet picture, Kristan!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your Getting Cricky talent!! :)

    Your GCDT Sister,
    Amy :) at

  2. What an awesome project, Kristan!! The frame is so creative and a perfect project for kids!! I love that adorable picture :)

    Getting Cricky DT - Sister

  3. Very cute frame!! And what a cool project for kids!!! :)

    Getting Cricky JrDt

  4. This is great!! What a cool project that the kids can make!!
    Cheers Jennie - GCDT-sister

  5. I will have to hop we have all weekend just tonight Sandy...

  6. this is super cute love it great job you have done Hugs Debbie DT sister getting cricky

  7. Cute frame! It's perfect for the picture! TFS!

  8. Great project Kristan! Great choice of sentiments too!!!

    GCDT Sister

  9. Oh, your frame is just darling! What a fun project this would be for kiddos to help with, especially if they get to pick the picture that will be framed.

  10. Super cute frame Kristan! Love the idea of using the popsicle sticks. TFS.


  11. What a perfect frame for our daughter's Halloween picture. I might have to do this at school with my class.


  12. Oh my goodness, what a cute frame. The bees are so cute. TFS.

  13. so adorable I could so do this with my grandsons

  14. Great project Kristan. Popsicle stick never fail us in kid projects do they :) I work at a museum and I buy them by the case for children and family projects. Good job, glad to be on the DT with you!

    Getting Cricky JrDT
    My Website

  15. Great project. Love the bees.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  16. Super cute frame Kristan! I love the bumble bee's and the pic is adorable!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  17. That is such a cute frame, the bee is adorable.


  18. what a Supper cute card. she is sooo Darn cute. love the costume. the colrs are great. thanks for sharing.
    Anita getting Cricky Jr.Dt. soster

  19. How simple and so cute. I think theidea is great.

  20. I love it! Your daughter is so cute and so is the frame.

    DT sister

  21. What an awesome frame and perfect for the picture. Definitely something you'd have never been able to find in a store.
    Jr. DT Sister

  22. such a cute and fun project - your daughter is so cute as a bee!!

    GC Jr. DT sister

  23. This is so cute Kristan. I love the colors and the picture of your bumblebee daughter.

    Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

  24. Great project and I especially like the photograph! Thanks for sharing

  25. I love it Kristan!! It's just sooooo bright and cheerful!!

    Ildi your DT sister

  26. Adorable!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

  27. great frame... love the little bees :) kimberly - leokc34 at gmail dot com

  28. such a cute costume and I love the frame....adorable....

  29. Such a sweet frame and the sentiments are perfect. She is a real cutie!

    Precious Hugs

  30. Super adorable frame!!

    Veronica JrDT sister
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  31. Cute idea and fun also. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Your frame is so cute! Perfect for your picture! :)

    Jr GCDT Sister

  33. This is darling, Kristan! How fun that you are still playing with Popsicle sticks!! The frame really does look fantastic - especially with that sweet, sweet photo of your daughter inside! The frame is just perfect with her costume!

  34. This is bee-autiful ;) I love the picture. I love to make frames like this. Super cute!

    Heather - GC Jr. DT sister