Friday, February 17, 2012

Getting Cricky Cabin Fever Blog Hop

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

I'm so happy you could join us for this month's Getting Cricky Design Team Blog Hop!!  We have another 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.  I chose to feature the Paisley cartridge everyday this week.  If you didn't get to see the projects, please scroll down.  It was so much fun revisiting a cartridge that I haven't used for awhile.  I found some delightful images and the perfect K Andrew Designs stamp sentiments to go with them.

For our blog hop theme, we thought it would be fun to create projects for kids who might be suffering a little "Cabin Fever" as the weather transitions from winter to spring.  I'm sure as you hop along you'll gather lots of fun and kid-oriented ideas.

If you're arriving from Jo's blog, Jo Boogie Stamping, you're in the right place.  If you just dropped in to check my post or arrived from your dashboard,  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!!)...

I want to remind you that 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:

Today's Blog Hop project features the All About Animals and Summertime Splash sets.

 For my "Cabin Fever" project I decided to make a Coloring Book. It could be a Get Well activity or just something fun to do for a kiddo who's tired of winter and looking forward to spring.  I chose these cool sunglasses from the Paisley cartridge for the cover. The images on the coloring pages inside are digital stamps from Paper Crafting World. You can find these adorable images and many more HERE. I think Kristal's sentiments add a little fun to each page.  I ran the digi's on good quality paper so that if a child uses markers, the colors won't bleed through.

So, how about some BLOG CANDY?
I'm so close to 300 followers that I have decided to offer this Cricut Cartridge if I can reach 300. 

 If the magic 300 is reached during this hop, anyone who leaves a comment will be eligible to win.  I will use to select one winner whose name will be announced on
Monday, February 20.   You'll have until Sunday 6:00 p.m. PST to leave a comment and become a follower if you wish.  Remember, I must reach 300 followers in order to give away the cartridge.  If you're already a follower, maybe you can convince one of your bloggie friends to join.

Your next stop is the talented Jana's blog, Raining Grace.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,


Lisa said...

Oh Larelyn, a coloring book is such a fabulous idea!! I love all of the adorable digis and the sentiments are perfect!! This is so awesome :)

Getting Cricky DT - Sister

Amy said...

Larelyn... DO YOU NEED MY ADDRESS TO SEND THIS COLORING BOOK??? :) This is absolutely DARLING... LOVE it!! :)

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

Your GCDT Sister,
Amy :) at

Amanda said...

What a cute coloring book! I love it! And I love the way you have a sentiment of every page! :)

Getting Cricky JrDt

Jenscrapstoo said...

What a wonderful project, Fantastic way to use digi's!! And the sentiments fit perfect!!! Must remember this one!!
Cheers Jennie GCDT - Sister

CathyinMN said...

Very cute coloring book and a great way to use Kristal's stamps! TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Lynda said...

I never would have thought to make a coloring book. What a fantastic idea! Kids & adults love to color and this would definitely help to pass those winter blues!!! Awesome work!

GCDT Sister

Rhonda Miller said...

What a cute idea. TFS.
I'm a new follower.

Jana said...

I LOVE the coloring book idea. So smart!!! Those images on the pages are adorable and go SO well with the animal stamps. How creative are you???? Good luck on reaching 300 followers. I will make sure I am one of them. :)

Getting Cricky JrDT
My Website

Cyndi S said...

Awesome colorbook. I am a new follower. Glad I found your blog on this hop.
cstephenson at q dot com

Michelle said...

Larelyn, I LOVE that coloring book! What a neat idea....especially for kids that might not be well. So cute and the images you chose with the sentiments are just perfect together!!


Sherrie K. said...

I love the activity/coloring book project! Great, loving this hop. A lot of fun idea's along the way!! TFS!
Sherrie K

Anonymous said...

I so love your site, and it is absolutely beautiful! Your work is gorgeous!!!

I am so glad I became a follower of your site.

Thank you for this fun blog hop! Full of so much creativity and inspiration!!!

Thank you!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a great idea I would like one to. lol
this is the best it will give kids great coloring to do love the way you made it and the binding. thanks for sharing
Anita Getting Cricky Jr.Dt. sister

marg0006 said...

I think your mini album is so super cute and the coloring pages are a great touch.

Karen L said...

What a great way to use those digi images...that little coloring book is adorable! I'm a new follower and hope you get to your magic 300!

scrapinmamaof2 said...

Those digi's are so cute and you are right Kristal's stamps are perfect for it! The cover is adorable as well. Great idea!
Heather GC Jr DT sister


Wow what a great idea, i love how you stamped the sentiments for each colouring picture!! O my goodness you are 1 away from 300 followers!!!

Amy said...

What a FUN idea! I love it!!! Good luck on the 300- you are only 1 away!!!! :)Amy

Anonymous said...

I think I'm number 300!!! Congratulations!

I love your coloring book! You're right - Melin's digis are perfect for this!!


Shawn Mosch said...

What a great idea!

Shawn ~ Getting Cricky Design Team Member
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Jen said...

What a fun way to use's digis, Larelyn! Melin will be thrilled to see this little coloring book. You paired the stamped sentiments with the pictures perfectly!

Congrats on reaching 300!

~ Jen

Sherry said...

What a cool idea. I'd have never thought of doing that with digital images. I'm going to have to givi digi's a try.
Thanks for sharing.
Jr. Dt. Sister

Sugarlips said...

What an awesome idea!! I love this. I will be trying this in the future.

DT sister

Nita said...

This is SO COOL! What a great idea Larelyn! :) Melin's digis are so sweet and Kristal's stamps compliment them perfectly! Such fun - I may have to lift this from you. :)

TeacherMom said...

What an adorable idea!! Love the colouring pages--and the stamps go perfectly with them. My grade one's would LOVE this idea!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Thanks also for the chance to win. I don't have that cart but have always wanted it!!!!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Michele from MS said...

Congratulations! I just became followers 303!! I love your project and the colors used. This was one of my favorite songs that my son and I would sing together. Thanks for the wonderful memory

Rebecca W said...

Beautiful and cute project. I love the stamp set you are showing off and they go great with the digital stamps.

Charlotte said...

Larlyn, ou knocked it out of the park with this. A coloring book, what a fabulous idea. And the stamps go perfect with the images.

Miranda said...

OMGoodness this is adorable! Such a great idea!
Miranda :)
Getting Cricky JRDT Sister

Kimberly said...

great idea for the coloring book .. and I am a new follower :) - fingers crossed you get to 300 soon
Kimberly - leokc34 at gmail dot com

Sherry Gardner said...

This is such a great idea....:)...and I love those sunglasses.....

OmaGloria said...

WOW I never thought of using digis for coloring pages. This is such a terrific idea! Thank you for sharing!

Precious Hugs

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

I love the coloring boook idea! What a great way to use digi's too. TFS.


littlen said...

great project. tfs. congrats for reaching 300+. i'm a long time follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

scrapBugz said...

Awesome project. Love the coloring book idea.

scrapbugzmandy @

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow great project! I love it!!

Veronica JrDT sister
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Patti B said...

New follower looking forward to be back to visit. My granddaughter calls me Sunshine so I thing this coloring book front is perfect. Love the pages you made.


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I didn't even recognize our blog with it's new face lift... It looks very very nice... and you have gone over 300.. it's 309. Congrats and of course i love your color book.
hugs from ukiah

Ildi-The craftin mama said...

What an AWESOME idea!! I love how the sentiments match the pictures!! Great job mama!!

Ildi your DT sister

jo ( said...

Super cute! What a fabulous idea! :)

Jr GCDT Sister

Cheri said...

This turned out so cute. I love the digis with the sentiments. What a great idea!

Cheri - Getting Cricky Sister

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