Welcome to the "Operation Owl Thank You" Blog Hop!!

Today the Getting Cricky design team and some special guests are coming to you for a special blog hop "thanking" Kristal for all she has done for us.  We will each be featuring special "Thank You" card and or project to be mailed to Kristal.

As our Design Team contract is coming to an end. Ohh boyy 3 months sure does fly by.  We wanted to give a special SHOUT OUT  To KRISTAL to thank her for all that she had done for us and to her loyal followers!  Kristal just has that Special Quality that GOD has blessed her with. I’m so amazed by her.  Ok.. before I tear up.. Let me get on with the blog hop…

If you've hopped along from  JESS then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard,  please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Brenda's blog (I wouldn't want you to miss a THING!!)...

We have some Blog Hop CANDY for one lucky WINNER!!!  Amy Chomas has graciously donated a mini gel pen set and holder as our grand prize and some of the ladies have also added to the pot (surprise package). 

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wooo hooo Isn’t that awesome!! I have this myself and I LOVE THEM!!!  LOVE !!!  But in order to qualify, you must go to each blog and leave a comment (following would be nice also) to qualify for the grand prize. 

Brenda will be picking one lucky winner on Wednesday, July 27th.  So make sure to go back here and see if you won.

As I mentioned in my HIJACK POST #2.. Kristal has been a inspiration both spiritual and artistically and I just wanted to make her something that will show her how much I was inspired by her and how much she means to me and to all of us.

Ok.. now on to my project…. I was procrastinating as usual.. thinking what can I make that Kristal would love. So here I was Friday night about 9 pm thinking.. thinking.. I had another project in mind but then turned out I didn’t have the material I thought I had. So then I thought of this frame! 

So you will be seeing lots of pics of the base of my project..

Hope you like and I hope Kristals likes it!

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Ya think she is gonna like it ??  I used the AMAZING YOU stamps set which can be purchased at her store K. Andrew Designs.

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So I have a BLOG CANDY that one lucky BLOG HOPPER (must be a follower of mine) will win.  SO please comment on this post telling me how Kristal has inspired you!  001 (640x480)

The BLOG CANDY includes:  KaiserCraft “Secret Bird Society” chipboard, stickers & journaling tag,  foam mounting tape (ya know we use a lot of that) and 2 packages of Sassafras Felties.  I will be picking a WINNER on Monday Morning. SO around…. 10 am central time. SO please post before then!

Now head on over to one of Kristal’s Former Guest  Designer..LISA and check out what she has in store for you and if you get lost along the way, here is your lineup. 



Kathy T <<<ME>>>



Kathy P 









Ok SCRAPPERS and CRAFTERS.. lets hop to it !!!! 

~~ ENJOY~~



  1. This is very pretty! I am sure Kristal will love it. She is so sweet and has such a genuine and caring personality. I know you are sad for your DT time to be coming to an end.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  2. Love your frame...great project idea. What an adorable owl...love your colors!!! I am a new follower and unfortunatley don't know Kristal...but from looking at all of the wonderful inspiring projects you all are doing for her she must be awesome!
    Eva :~)

  3. Wonderful project and I just know that Kristal is going to love it. She loves everyone and everthing, so I person cannot go wrong with anything that you give her, and besides...it has a owl which we all know Kristal loves. TFS!

  4. Love your project! I am a new follower so i don't know Kristal..but I can tell from all of yalls blog that she must be a wonderful person!

  5. Oh WOW this is amazing! I am sure Kristal is going to adore it!! You are so super talented!!

    Lots of Love,

  6. OMG, I love this. Wow, what a great idea. Kristal is going to love this!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  7. Wow, this is so beautiful. Kristal will appreciate this so much! Thanks for the fun blog hop.
    Hugs, Jenni

  8. Wow, what an absolutely fabulous project! This is so awesome and creative! I love the colors and all the bling! Kristal will love this! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you :)


  9. beautiful frame. tfs. i'm already a follower.

  10. What an awesome frame! I love the owl's eyes! I'm a new follower. :)


  11. Kathy this is absolutely fabulous!! Kristal will flip when she sees it! To me- Kristal has been a gift from God and an everyday inspiration to do good things for myself and others. Love that woman!


  12. Kathy, what a WONDERFUL frame!! It's GORGEOUS and absolutely perfect!! Kristal inspires me with her kind heart and JOY for life... Your frame will certainly bring her some extra JOY!! :)

    It's so wonderful to be on this team with you -- I'm so glad for the opportunity for us to become friends...

    Hugs from your Getting Cricky Sister,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  13. This is an absolutely gorgeous frame! I think Kristal is going to LOVE it! When it comes to thinking about Kristal has inspired me, she has helped to know that I shouldn't sweat the small stuff and she has helped me to strengthen my relationship with God through her inspiring and encouraging words. She is absolutely amazing!

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  14. Love your frame Kathy!! You sound like me last minute trying to figure out what I'm going to do.

  15. Oh how pretty! I just found Kristal's blog a week ago or so, and so far I can see how everybody loves her dearly, I feel comfortable watching her videos, and everything she has done and said on her blog, I just love it!

  16. I've been a follower of Kristal for some time & am now a follower of your blog. Kristal has inspired me to be more creative. Your owl frame is bee-utiful. Wonderful Owl theme. My daughter likes Owls so I may be borrowing ideas from these.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  17. I LOVE your Frame!!! I am redoing my Craftroom in Owls!!! I have got to make something like this. Kristal is going to LOVE this. I visit Kristal's blog (ALOT)!!! I Love reading her Post. My family and I are going through some really difficult times right now. After reading her post. I feel a lot better. She is so Inspirational. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  18. Kathy this is simply AMAZING. Great job and I know Kristal will love it.
    You did a fabulous job as a member of the design team and thank you very much.
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  19. You did a fantastic job on this frame. It will be something that Kristal will cherish for years to come.

  20. Love this frame. the colors are adorable. TFS! ANd thanks for the chance to win!
    ~~Jen H~~

  21. What a beautiful frame! I love Kristal's little tips and ideas, she's so great.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  22. Kathy, Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!! Kristal is going to flip over this frame. It is so pretty, with fabulous details!!! i am having so much fun hopping along.

  23. Wow! Your frame is amazing and Kristal is going to LOVE it. Kristal has inspired me to be more positive in my daily life and be more observant of others who may need a smile or a kind word.


  24. WOw your project is great im sure Kristal will love it!! Im already a follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  25. love the frame idea, i am sure kristal will love it!! Kristal has really inpired me to starting sharing some of my faith on my blog!!
    kristan (already a follower)
    sierrababy08 @ hotmail dot com

  26. Love the frame
    It seems like sometimes those last minute project turn out better if not as good as those we spend hours on.
    I finding it refreshing that she gives to worthy causes.
    Now a follower and look forward to returning and seeing what you are up to

  27. What a beautiful frame, I'm sure Kristal will love it. I'm a follower and can't wait to check back and see more of your projects.

  28. She is going to go crazy for it!! It is awesome!!

    Precious Hugs

  29. I thought I was not going to be here so Friday I sent her the card posted on my blog and a goody box. I appreciate and am going to miss this DT. Thanks for great cards and projects. Kristal is "Awsome". I am now a follower.........

  30. What a great frame! I love the colors you chose, I'm sure she'll love it. She has inspired me to continue to craft even when it seems "worth-less". She is a great lady!!

  31. Sweet gift, she will love that you made it for her.
    Kristal has a wonderful blog. I love all the projects shared and the blog hops that she has been a part of.
    Smiles Sher

  32. Wow, your project is truly amazing. I love the colors and the owl is too cute. I a sure Kristal will love it as much as I do.

  33. Love the owl frame...so cute :)

    jennykingham at att dot net

  34. Kathy, WOW awesome frame, you did an amazing job! I love the owl and the flowers!
    Becka M
    Your DT sister

  35. You did a beautiful job on this and she will love it! I have never heard anything but great things about Kristal and she loves our country! I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  36. I have been a follower of K for about 9 months and you today! Very cute frame! I just love the owl cuts! Anyway she has inspired me in so many ways... Being a great mom, crafter,writer, advocate for children with asbergers/autism. But one of my favorite things about her is her love for God and how honest, compassionate, and Godfearing she is! She is someone I have never met but someone I respect dearly and love reading her blogs because she is as real as they get! Thanks for honoring her today!

  37. Fabulous altered frame, she'll love it. Kristal always has such inspirational posts, seems like a great woman. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  38. Hi Kathy!

    Omg, Kristal will love this frame, I'm sure of it! It really turned out stunning. Boy, you ladies are so talented!

    Just a quick word about how Kristal has inspired me. Her creativity has inspired me so much but more important than that I love to read her blog and be reminded that no matter how hard life can be there is a God and he loves us no matter what. I hope to someday have that same relationship with God that she has. She is a true inspiration.

    I'm a new follower here and I am looking forward to blogging with you!


  39. Kristal will LOVE this frame - it's beautiful. I am a new follower.

  40. love the frame- Im sure Kristal will too!
    Kristal gives me time to ponder and think each day.She reminds me I am where I am for a reason, and to let go and let God take care of it. She always knows just what to say.

  41. following~kristal has inspired me 2 give back. the way she donates 2 charities is amazing! thanks! prhmangel@gmail.com

  42. What a great frame, Kristal is gong to LOVE it!!! I don't think there is a person out there that hasn't been inspired by Kristal, she is truely a gift from God!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama

  43. The frame looks amazing with all the bling and the owl! TFS and for finding such a fun way to thank Kristal!

  44. For procrastinating this is this most adorable thing ever! I love it. It just pops and you know kristal is going to absolutely love it! Kristal really is an inspiration to us all. I find her blogs to be inspirational and find myself reading certain blogs over and over because they just speak to me! She is an amazing person. And very well loved. Thanks for Sharig your project with us as well as You time and talent for the past three month being a gcdtm!

  45. Your frame is just fabulous I too am a last minute crafter but for some reason I tend to do my best work that way. Thanks so much for sharing.

    I haven't been a follower of Krystal's blog all that long maybe like 2 months or so but i can tell you I love it. I am inspired not only by the things that she shares but from the thing you lovely ladies on her team share. You all inspire me to do more so I can be as good at you all are at creating. Thanks again for sharing you awesome work I am honored to be a follower of the whole team

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen

  46. Kathy, this is incredible what the DT is doing for Kristl. also, your frame and owl are so cute!She's so totally worth is. That gal always seems to have something to say to boost my spirits. She's genuine, one of a kind! Following you, please follow me too: http://coffee24tea.blogspot.com

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  48. Adorable frame! Thanks for sharing! I get so much inspiration and many ideas from Kristal and her design team. So glad you were a part of that! I'm a new follower now too.

  49. Great frame. Love the bling. I am inspired to let my light shine in the small ways as well as the big.

  50. Wow!! Your frame is beautiful!! I really love it!

    I'm very impressed with the fact that Kristal donates part of her proceeds to charity. My daughter works for a deaf women's shelter/advocacy service, and they can never seem to find enough money to do all that they need to do. Every penny counts.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  51. love the frame & am sure Kristal will also.

  52. Kristal will love your frame! TFS!!

    nanettemt at yahoo dot com


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