Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Operation Owl Thank You" Blog Hop

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" cards to be mailed to Kristal.  

The Design Team term is coming to an end and we just want to be sure to let Krilstal know how much she has meant to everyone oner the last 3 months.  Wow, how tine flies when you are having fun.  If you are interested in participating you can add you card to the link below and then mail them to the address here.

If you've hopped along from Becky, then you are inn 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 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 ladies have donated to the pot surprise package.

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 Wednesday, July 27th.  So make sure to go back there and see of you won!!  

I also have some blog candy for a lucky winner!  I will be giving away a set of  Kristal's Stamps  The lucky winner will choose the set!!  How great is that!!!
Just leave a comment with your contact information and become a follower of my blog to be eligible to win.  I will l announce the winner Wednesday!  

And now I would like for you to take a look at the card I made for Kristal.
This card measures 6"x6".  The card base is made with paper from the DCWV Lemon Flower stack.  The wrought iron gate is cut from the Ornamental Iron cartridge.  I just love this cartridge because it is so versatile. 

 I made a ribbon wreath and added little glittered flowers to it.  The label under the wreath is cut from the Lacey Labels cartridge.  I blingged it up with some rhinestones and a jeweled flower. 

 The sentiment on the label says, "Today is your day!"  It is a stamp from Kristals Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I just love her stamps!!  They are the highest of quality and $1.00 from every set sold goes to charity.  

The inside of the card carries the same look.
I used another cut from the Ornamental Iron cartridge.  And I added a bow and some glitter flowers.  I am going to write Kristal a personal note on this page.  I sure hope she enjoys this card as much as I enjoyed making it for her.  As I was making it, I though about all the many inspirational things she has said and done for others.  That is what I am going to thank her for.  

Now, don't forget to leave me a comment telling me what you think of my card, and also how Kristal has inspired you.  
Well, now just head on over to Julie's Blog, and check out what wonderful things she has in store for you.  And if you get lost along the way, here is your lineup.  

Charlotte  that's me!

You may link your card that you have made for Kristal by clicking on the button below. Don't forget to mail it to address given in this post.  We really want to shower Kristal with loves of creative, crafty love!! ENJOY THE HOP!



  1. Very pretty!! Kristal is such an inspiration to many. She is so genuine and stands for what she believes in.

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  2. Wow! Such a stunning card, so very elegant! TFS! New follower and I am just hoping I can find a few minutes today to whip up a card for Kristal, she has the biggest heart of gold I think can be found in anyone person and she so deserves the love all you fine ladies have sent her way today, Hugs!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Charlotte! I have not used my ornamental iron cart yet but you have inspired me to pull it out and start cutting! Beautiful card - Kristal will love this! I'm so happy to be hopping along with you :)


  4. beautiful card. love this cart, it's my new favorite. tfs. kristal has such a positive attitude - yea kristal.

  5. Your card is so beautiful and elegant. I've never used this cartridge but it's just so pretty! Great job!

    Already a follower.
    Hugs, Jenni

  6. I love your handmade ribbon wreath, what a nice touch. I am sure Kristal will treasure this. ( I am the one who emailed you, I tried with my iPhone and it worked... Lol)
    Eva :0)

  7. Beautiful card Charlotte! Thank you for joining us on our Hop!


  8. Your card is gorgeous!!!! It is absolutely stunning! Kristal is going to love it!!! She is such a kind and sweet person!!! I am a new follower and I'm looking forward to visiting you often!!!

    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  9. Hi! I'm a new follower. Your card for Kristal its really adorable!

  10. Great job on your card Charlotte! Very elegant :) I'm so happy you have joined us on the hop and I love all of the wonderful comments you leave on my blog. Thank You to you too!

  11. Wonderful card. Like Ornamental Iron detail cut. I'm a follower of both you & Kristal. Kristal & you are creative & have inspired me to be more creative.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  12. Wow! This card is beautiful! The iron gate looks incredible! Kristal inspires me through her great blog posts. I'm already a follower of your blog! :)


  13. Charlotte,
    your card is fabulous. I want to learn the ribbon wreath. Thank you so much for joining me, the entire design team and special guests for this special hop. You did a wonderful job.
    I would be honored if you came to see my blog here

  14. Charlotte your ribbon wreath is fabulous. I have actually not seen one like this before. Such a nice thing you are doing for Kristal .
    I am already your follower

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  15. Love the card! It is so pretty inside and out! I would love to know how to make the ribbon wreath! TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~

  16. How cute! Never thought to use that ribbon technique on a card, always did it just for lei's.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  17. Charlotte,Your Card is Gorgeous!!!! Kristal is going to Love this. My family and I have been going through some tough times and reading Kristal's post help me so much. She is such an Inspirational person and so kind hearted.
    Thank you for the chance to win some of Kristal's Stamps.
    Just became a follower of your blog(I thought I already was). I just made a blog and would love for you to come visit me sometime. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot dot com

  18. WOW your card is AMAZING!!!! Im already a follower.

    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

  19. This is a stunning card. The iron gate, the wreath, the flowers even the sentiment. Great job.

    lebpab21408at yahoodot com

  20. Your card is gorgeous, Charlotte! Kristal has inspired me to be a more grateful person and not take for granted the blessings in my life.


  21. Very pretty card! I am a new follower~

  22. Sp pretty! Great ribbon design!


  23. very pretty card. i used to make those knots with ribbon but used them as a bookmark. i am a new follower. Kristal has inspired me to share more about my faith on my blog.
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  24. Oh hopefully this will go throught this time.
    I have to say the inside of this card is as beautiful as the outside.
    You did a fabulous job with that cartridge
    I am a follower and look forward to returning and see what you are up to!

  25. Oh my I love your card. The wreath is absolutely outstanding.

    Precious Hugs

  26. Beautiful! I like the different textures of the card!

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

  27. Kristal has inspired me in many ways. Her attitude and wonderful heart. I am a true follower of her and most of the DT. Great DT and Kristal is "AWSOME". I mailed her card on Friday with a goody box because I was going to be gone and did not think I would make the hop.
    Great Job and great projects..........

  28. Beautiful card, love that gate.

    Smiles Sher

  29. I love the card, the ribbon design is wonderful. I am a new follower. Kristal just seems to always have the right things to say when I need it.

  30. Your card is beautiful. Kristal is such a great positive person.
    I'm a follower.

    jennykingham at att dot net

  31. Beautiful card, thank you for being one our guests today.
    Becka M
    Your DT sister

  32. Love your wonderful card -- the 'gating' is fabulous! You have to admire inspiring people like Kristal. I am a new follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  33. Thank you for the hop... I am having fun. I am a new follower to your blog. I love how your card turned out! Making me think I need ornamental iron! Thanks for honoring Kristal! Pjritsema at gmail dot com

  34. Wow, what an intricate gate! Neat design, TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  35. What a beautiful card! I love the gate and the wreath you made with ribbon is fantastic! I'm a new follower and I simply must say you have adorable pups! :)

    One thing, out of many, that I love about Kristal is that she is so thoughtful. I see so many blogs that have many, many followers but it seems thay never bother to leave comments on their followers blogs. Kristal isn't like that. She actually does care which makes her inspirational post really mean something. That is why she is so appreciated and loved by so many! :)


  36. Beautiful card. Love the way you made the wreath. I am a new follower. Kristal inspires me with her writing and her kind nature. She is funny and shares her love of Our Lord with us. nuf said.

  37. Such a pretty little card! Love the wreath! To precious!

  38. Hi Charlotte,WOW BEAUTIFUL card!I LOVE the ribbon wreath,SO AMAZING!FANTASTIC job as always my friend!!:)

  39. Wow, first of all, very thoughtful to use one of Kristal's stamps! I love the wreath and the inside looks just as lovely as the front!

  40. omgosh that is a very pretty card.. soo love that!! too cute!!


  41. what a neat idea of the ribbon wreath on the card for Ms. Marvelous Kristal. She rocks! I'm a follower of yours and hope you will follow me too. Thanks for doing this hop for Kristal!

  42. Great card. I love the flowers and the gate.Very well done. Kristal is the moSt positive I know. Always uplifting. Thanks for sharing Charlotte

  43. Pretty card! I'm sure Kristal will love it. Thanks for sharing!

  44. all I can say is WOW. Love the card. I can see I need a new cart for my cricut, LOL Thanks so much for sharing.

    God Bless
    Heather Pullen

  45. Love the card. Did you cut the gate from paper or vinyl?

  46. WOW! I really need to get the Ornamental Iron cartridge now!! That gate is is the rest of the card!! Great job!!

    I love the way I always feel inspired when I visit Kristal's blog.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  47. Truely amazing card. Love the detail. I have to find Kristal now from what I have heard from all you amazing ladies. She sounds wonderful & kindhearted. New follower. thanks

  48. HI Charlotte! I am catching up on your blog. You have been one busy lady. I just absolutely adore this stunning card! Krystal will too.
    Your detail, that fence, the outstanding wreath of ribbon with flowers just takes your breath away. You have got to do a tutorial on how to make that beautiful piece. I am off to look at more.
    Crafty best wishes,