Friday, February 11, 2011

Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop!

Hey all! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop! I am typing to you now with a kitty laying across both my arms looking at the keyboard wondering why I'm not petting him instead of pounding the keys. Well for once, the blog is much more important than kitty rub down time. You should have come here from
Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations at you leave here you should head on over to
Kathy of Creative Cutter at

I'm super excited about this blog hop! It's the largest I've ever been in or even seen online! And there are so many amazing prizes to be won! Not to mention my own blog candy!!!! I know, you're totally excited too right? Without further ado, dah da da daaaaah -

Set of Copic Markers

Which will include
B93, B95, YR14, YR18, Y15, and Y17!

I'll post a pic soon. If you are the winner and you already have these, I'll have a list of backup colors just incase for you to choose from. These are my absolutely most used markers. The blues are awesome for making blue jeans. The yellows and oranges are what I use to make my red and yellow hair as seen in my first post today. Yes you read it right, I'm posting many throughout today and tomorrow and sunday! As I said, I'll post a pic of the markers very soon.
To win this awesome blog candy, all you have to do is become a follower and add your comment to THIS post! I will be making lots of posts this weekend so make sure to leave your comment on how to contact you HERE!

My absolute favoritest project that I've made lately is this card.

I used the markers listed above for the hair. This image is a free digi stamp at They have some of the cutest stamps I've ever seen. I also stitched the sides with red embroidery ribbon. I don't do this often but felt this was the perfect image for some hand stitching.

As I said, more projects to come soon!

Here is the line up for this weekend....

BEGIN: Getting Cricky With K Andrew


Tanya of Scrappy Scavenger


Renee Kowalchik of KoolChik Crafts


Teela Young of Coffee24Tea


Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary

Nicolette Simpson of Beyond Scrapin


Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle

Amy Courchaine of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Living with Fibro


Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs

Peggy Brustman of CeltikGirlCreations


Stephanie Hedderick of Always Crafting


Brenda Haskin of Simply Bren is Having too much fun


Lori Brown of Saving My…


Angela Urell of Creative Crafting


Darlene Saucier of Simple Southern Blessings


Karen Madden of Lilac and Lupines


Karen Turner of Midlife Mysteries & Masterpieces


Andrea Fogleman of Scraplity


Krystal Gibson of Krystal’s Kreativity

Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me


Kathy Northup of I Love My Crazy Life


Kathy Floen of The Beautiful Life


Gloria Sleeper of Oma’s Crafts


Kristal of Getting Cricky


Brynn Thornburgh of Flair and Frills


Erin Span of I am SpantastiKreations


Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS


Patricia Logan of MDN Creates

Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at


Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka


Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me


Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity


Brenda Burffrau of Creativity is a State of Mind


Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations


Kista Orr of Scrapaleupagus at


Kathy of Creative Cutter at


Chris Hanselmaan of Chris' Crafty Creations from the Corner


Mariam Satchell of Purple Lily Studio


Janice Wilson of Stamping with Janice


Jamie Larsen of Baby Jayden’s Mommy

Lindsay Loo of Lindsay Loo Designs

END: Getting Cricky with K Andrew


Midori said...

I too am a lover of Copics. Great job on the shading on your cards.

Rose said...

Want to try copics so bad.
New follower


Julie Wasson said...

thanks for letting me visit TX

Clare D. said...

Great color combo! Thanks for the chance to win! cjdempsey9 at msn dot com And check out my blog for giveaways once in a while (none now).

mitch1066 said...

I wish i could colour like that!Thanks for the inspiration.

Glora said...

Your card is super cute! Great job!


Carol said...

Beautiful colors! I too am from TX but further south from you. I have been wanting to try copics but have no clue where to begin. TFS

Sandy S. said...

Oh...... I have been dying for some of these markers. Love your work.... Following now and look forward to seeing more of your work.

Dawn said...

amazing card, i wish i was that good

PurpleLadyBug said...

I love Texas & this Blog Hop!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Cute card tfs!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I posted on your upper blog post, hehehe! SO I'm a new follower, and thank you so much for the chance at some wonderful copics, I want some sooooo bad!
Thank you!

vickie said...

I have wanted some of these markers for a very long time and really hope to win them. I've been to Texas one time and it was many years ago. I would love to go back sometime.

Teela said...

I LOVE TEXAS. Lived there before and I love Amarillo. We always stop at the Big Texan to eat when we go home to COLO. I have 2 copic colors, pink and green. And they are wonderful! You really did a swell job on your shading! Thanks for sharing Texas (love the cadi-s) and your blog! (t-la)

Lisa said...

Very cute card! Thanks for sharing...I'm a new follower.

By the way, TEXAS is AWESOME! My hubby's in the military, so we move a lot, but I'll always be a true TEXAN!! :o)

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Annel said...

I would love some Copics I see so many crafters use them thanks for a chance to win some.
I love the colors in your card too.

sunnyday1k said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Creative Diva said...

Love the card! Thanks for a chance to win! Im a new follower!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Cindylu2u said...

Love your card the colors are gorgeous!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Jenny said...

Your card is beautiful....
Thanks for sharing!

jennykingham at att dot net

Lori said...

Awesome coloring! You have a new follower.

mommyfink said...

Woohoo gotta love those Copics!!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Amanda said...

Love your card! You did an amazing job! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lillian Child said...

My son lived for a short time in Dallas and we made several trips down to visit him years ago. BIG city!

I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you! Stop by my blog sometime and catch my latest family posts from our home state of Nebraska.

Karen said...

What a great card, I have never tried the copics but would love to!! I am a new follower! Happy Crafting!!

Karen said...

Very cute projects ... love it! TFS! And I'm a new follower, too! Wow and Copics! ekkk! I have not tried Copics and always wanted to!

rkbmadden at hotmail dot com

lilsweetcajun said...

Thanks for sharing. New follower. Hopping along...

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Oh my goodness, i love your project and i LOVE your pictures from your state. So pretty. Those cars were cool =) I am now one of your newest followers and looking forwards to seeing more =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

Creative Crafting said...

This hop has been a blast I am so glad to be included everyone is so talented! I am a follower on your blog! I love your coloring work, thanks for an awesome giveaway

Karelj said...

Beautiful coloring, lady!! Love thinking about Texas--I've got family there and really want to get there to visit again soon! I'm a can find me at ksjennings at gmail dot com and/or

MurphyMama said...

I visited TX a few years back in December and I remember it was so nice we went swimming in the lake Christmas morning. Your picture was beautiful. Im a new follower :)

Manhattan Mandie said...

I love your sweet card! I have only the skin toned Copics right now but I REALLY want to grow my collection. I'm a new follower and I hope you will come check out my blog! Thanks for the link to the free digis too <3 My e-dress is in my blogger profile!

Patti Ross said...

Ahhh, copics are on my WANT would be great to win.

I'm a new follower and would love to have you visit my blog and join in on our current challenge!!

Patti Ross

Renae said...

I just went to San Antonia a year ago. I loved the Riverwalk. TFS!

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

Auntie Marg said...

great shading on your card, I only wish I could shade that good.thanks for sharing.

mbchoj said...

love the coloring and Texas although I've never been is one state I'd love to visit.
mbchoj at aol dot com

Chereazy said...

I love reading about TX. I have some family in the Austin & Dallas areas, and took a family roadtrip to TX when I was a kid. Where you live it looks AMAZING!! I will be back in TX soon, hopefully just another year! Thanks for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at

Heather said...

Such a cute card! I love it!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the coloring.
username at yahoo dot com

Scrappy Jackie said...

What a fun blog you have. I am a happy new follower from Michigan... I am sure we will be visiting someday... family in Texas and my boys are begging to go. THanks for the info. I do not have copics... they do look like a lot of fun to play with. pjritsema at gmail dot com

pattyk said...

Very nice. I have a few markers -very few.sure need some more-nice site

Lana said...

Your card was so cute! I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win.

Krystal said...

Thanks for sharing. :)

kreative_kris at hotmail dot com

Theresa said...

What a wonderful post..Texas looks amazing. I love the card, and have been wanting to try copics so badly.
Thanks for being part of the hop!

Jenn said...

I have family in texas yet I have not been there once! I hear its a great place! Love the card, the girl is so cute! I've never used copic before, thanks for the chance! And TFS :)
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Sue in CT said...

Oh I love Copics and you colored her in so well. I am a follower.
susanslomski at yahoo dot com

Amy K said...

I love the name of your Blog. I havent used copics yet. I am a follower now.

North Star said...

Awesome cards! You are a great artist with those copics! Super prize, I don't own any! LOL
Sandy in Mo
arabfilly at
Following you as Sandy (horse pic)

Anna said...

WOW awesome coloring. I have never seen Copics. Thanks for the info on Texas.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

OmaGloria said...

Super cute cards and beautiful pictures of your state. TFS

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Sharon said...

I love your card, your coloring is beautiful.


Chrissy said...

Really cute project and the photos are just beautiful!
I am following you

Becky Dunham said...

Darling card! i love the coloring! I am dying to try Copics and would not even know where to start so I would be willing to go with your choices :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

I love how cute your card is and love all the info about TX. I'm a new follower.

paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

Brenna said...

that is an adorable card!! i am jealous of copics owners! ha ah ha..thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Your card is adorable! TFS the site name too!

Angela said...

New follower! Love your colorings! Would like to try copics out! TFS!
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Shana said...

Love the card. Lovin my copics, can't have enough. Thanks for the ideas.

scrappinmomma said...

Awesome project.

jennyplace2 said...

Go Texas Love your projects TFS

rstuck2003 said...

Love Texas...lived in Arlington back as a teen for a couple of years!! Thanks for the chance to win. Your card is adorable, thanks for sharing. I am a follower.

EllenM said...

Your coloring is awesome girlfriend!! Whis I could use COPICS like that.

My dh is Greek and he's been but I haven't :(

TFS your talents and thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. LOVE those COPIC markers.


Melissa said...

Great job on your coloring! How nice of you to share Copics with us as your blog candy!


Granny said...

I have a few copics, will have to get more. Thanks for the info about Texas. I have become a follower.

Helena said...

Love your blog and your projects! Keep up the great work!

Tanya said...

WOW!!! You do GREAT coloring!! I've not tried copics but would TOTALLY love to. Thanks for sharing.. I'm a new follower!!

Josie0602 said...

Fabulous card! I would love to learn to use Copics!

Rhonda said...

Thanks for sharing. Love Texas and visit often, . . i'm right next door (Louisiana). I'm a new follower.

simplybren said...

Loved your state info. That canyon is gorgeous who knew??? in Texas?? Would love to meet that Marsh character sounds like a really fun guy. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing.
simplybren at hotmail dot com

ReinasMomma said...

Love your pictures of Texas! Thanks for sharing! Just became a follower.

April said...

I love the card! Great inspiration.

Thanks for sharing.

acmusn2003 at yahoo dot com

Kelly S said...

I would love to try some Copic markers! Your card is beautiful.

Mariam said...

Texas! Beautiful! I love the coloring you did!! I do not have copics, but am seriously considering getting some :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing state info. I love your projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win...
I do follow you
Have a great day

Sherri said...

I love your coloring...


alohalisa said...

I can't wait to own copic's! I have seen some awesome projects and keep shying away from them, as I spend so much on scrapbooking, but....I am crumbling
thanks for sharing!
lisa_williamson2004 @ yahoo dot com

kathy said...

beautiful artwork! i'm following and looking forward to more art!

Kristi said...

You are great with your Copics. Love your organization piece too, wish I had organizational skills, lol. Cadillac ranch looks awesome.

mse006 said...

howdy neighbor!! i am a born and raised louisiana girl!! i have always wanted to visit the cadillac ranch. i think it is so neat! TFS! i am now a follower! mse006atyahoodotcom

Kristin said...

I am a new follower. I love the coloring you did ~ it's amazing!!!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Bonnie said...

I am a new follower. I used to live in the DFW area of TX. Your photos of your area make me want to visit. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great blog candy.

Janice W. said...

You color beautifully with your copics! I have never been to Texas.
I love the photos you shared!

Gina said...

I have never used Copics!! I'd love to hold one in my hand!! Thanks for sharing!!

Debbi said...

Texas is one state I have never had the privilege of visiting. Hopefully someday! It looks amazing!!
I would LOVE to win copics. I do not own a single one, but they are on my wish list for sure!
I'm a follower.
hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

Teri A said...

I have never used Copics, so I don't know what I'm missing I would love to try them. I am a new follower.
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

granny said...

Love me some Copics! Thanks for sharing your talent and state info! I am a new follower . . . hope you will follow me too . . .

MulticrafterAmy said...

Good job on the Card!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

zenderzoocrew said...

Great card and blog. Love all your projects! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
Jen from Ohio

xxsquigglesxx said...

Wow. I love the coloring you did on your card, it's great!


Minta's Creations said...

Love all the pictures of your State! they are gorgeous!
I would Love to win some copic markers..I'm really wanting to try to do some digi stamps...I'm hoping really hard that I win these awesome markers...
Just became a new follower..would love it if you checked out my blog.

doverdi said...

Great project & coloring. I love my copics too! I was looking at your photos in a previous post of the cars standing on end & it's funny as I had seen that on one of the tv reality shows (can't remember which one though). Great pics, TFS! (I'm a new follower)

Scrapp'n Nana said...

I love to go to Texas one of these days. My grandfather grewup in Van Zandt county and he loved it. He would tell me stories of the beautiful state of Texas. Thank you for sharing this with us and your projects also.

Donna Scrapp'n Nana
Well I'm glad I rechecked this. This is the second one that I found that didn't keep my first remarks so I will try again. I love your pictures and so glad that I stopped by again. Thanks for the chance to win.
Donna Scrapp'n Nana

Trisha said...

Your description of Texas shows me that there are things to see there. Our son is in ElPaso now at the US Sgt. Majors Academy. Would love to visit. Thanks for sharing some of your coloring work. It is fabulous. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

jodi_599 said...

This is my first time following a blog hop. This is great! I, too, like many others have been wanting to try Copic markers.

The card is beautiful!

jessica said...

thanks for sharing TX with us!
your newest follower and hopeful copic winner :)

Denise said...

Your card is beautiful! Your shading looks so 3 dimensional. Wish I could color like that!

scrappinheaven said...

Ooops, I left a comment on your post about Texas and realized I should have left it here. I left you a longer comment on that post. Thanks again for sharing blog candy, and I love your card!


mommahobbit said...

what a great idea for carts!That card is amazing! ty so much for sharing :)

Christine said...

I love your card. I never used Copics before. They look really neat.


missleyden said...

Love your card. TFS

Janis said...

Wow - you are an artist! :) Janis

opasnana said...

I keep hearing great things about Copics--will have to try them. Thanks

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute project! I've been to Texas a few times but never to the panhandle. Maybe next time. I'm a new follower. You have a great give away. TFS!
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Cntrycricut said...

OMG!! Just perfection!! Wish I had your skills with markers!! TFS!! (

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Thanks for participating and sharing, I love the look of Copics! I've never used one before though!

Christy said...

TFS info on TX and thanks for the chance to win the Copics. I've just heard of them and seen a few projects with them. I would love to win and try them out.


Joe Morgan said...

Thanks for being in the hop and for the info about Texas! I love Copics, but have not used them much. Your coloring looks great btw.

Cabby Crafter said...

Cheers from your new follower!
Thanks for sharing your story and project. I love Texas!

michelle aka cabby crafter

Melissa said...

What cute projects! I have never been to Texas but I now want to check out that Cadillac Ranch! I am just getting into Copics...I can see that they could become addictive!

Thanks for sharing!

Holly said...

Sweet card. I have been to TX but never had a chance to really explore it.
I am a new follower from Coastal CA.
504 Main

Lisa said...

Beautiful card! I haven't tried copics yet!

sandyh50 said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous card. I have about 4 copic markers but definitely need more! LOL. I am a follower!

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Stephanie said...

I love your blog. And I really love your Cricut organizing system!

Amy E. McCollum said...

Hey Texas!! Off to complete the hop! Smooches, Amy

Ashley said...

I've never been to Texas - but I might have to visit that Cadillac Ranch now - sounds like something my husband would LOVE! Love the adorable card and digi. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and the awesome giveaway!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

stefeni said...

Wow, you've definitely mastered copic coloring. I having been dying to try some out. I just use these Martha Stewart markers I have and they just don't work out to well half the time.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

CherylP said...

I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for sharing your project and someting about your state. Thanks for the chance to win.

cherylphillips AT comcast DOT net

Flair Girl said...

Beautiful photos! I LOVE TEXAS -becuase I love big hair :) LOL Really-fabulous-and fabulous projects!

Christy: said...

New follower here. I can tell I am going to love following your blog. Wish my Copic projects turned out as good as yours.

LesleyfromWI said...

Your coloring is beautiful. I love Texas! We visit family every year during winter to get away from our weather and usually it is great. Lately not so. I just love everything about Texas and just think it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Sarah said...

Great Job on the coloring!
I would love to have some copics!
I am an new follower!

Krista said...

You have a lot of patience. Nice colors.
KristaInMN at gmail dot com

hotchick_560 said...

very cool cards! thanks for the chance to win!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I want some copics sooooooo badly. I've told all my friends and family that I want these more than anything for my b-day so I'd be so excited to win! Thanks for sharing your lovely work and for this lovely chance to win an awesome gift!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
from the beautiful state of Colorado :0)

funnygirl13 said...

Such scenery!!!! wish I could see it in person, someday... love your card and I really love your jewelry, I do some of that too :)

Momto3kids said...

TX, is the state that my son when he was really little, would say he was moving there and buying a ranch right next to George W. Bush! LOL Kids are so funny when they are little! TFS!

SpantastiKreations said...

Holy cow your copic coloring is AWESOME.


Deanne said...

I would love to try copics...your card is you do copic lessons???

Scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Darling card. Love the digi and the colors :D

FMonty said...

New follower. I've heard such much about Copics, but haven't used them yet. I'm actually FINALLY getting into scrapbooking after collecting things over the years & am super excited. Right now my fav accessory is glitter glue :)

DarlaMae said...

awesome work..can't wait to come back and stay awhile...i'm off to the next hop!


Just got home was out of town for the weekend
Hope I not to late.. Thanks for doing this hop!!!
Rebecca Minor

LaLa said...

Love your project! TFS your info!

queen_lade at

Amy said...

Really want to try copics. New follower, thanks for sharing your beautiful state with us. I love the story about the sign/cadillac man in your town!

SherriC. said...

you did a great job colouring your image, thanks so much for sharing, I do not have any copics, yet......I am not sure where to start, which colours to start with and all,
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

pennykitz said...

Your work is always amazing to me!
I love your storage too!!
I would like to visit TX someday.

scraphappysue said...

Love how you use the Copics....I've always wanted to try them. TFS Great blog!

scrapperbecka said...

WOW I don't have any Copics so this is really exciting! TFS your card coloring if beautiful

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

I love your card, great job coloring. Thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

McVic said...

Im a new follower- your coloring is great

shersl84bed said...

beautiful job coloring. I don't have any copics, so I am psyched about this prize.

Thanks for joining the hop.

Darlene said...

wow! those are so interesting facts abt TX. Great pics! I'm right next door in LA. I've always wanted to try copics. Thanks for the chance.

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Kris said...

Wow you are really good with Copics! I wish I could just try them so I hope to win your candy! Sweet! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com