Saturday, May 21, 2011

CWC Cele”Bear”Ation Blog Hop

Good morning Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our Cele”bear”ation Blog Hop!  We’ve been partying all month long in honor of CWC’s first blog-aversary.  This is the place to start our fun hop!

Our theme for today’s party is bears and/or celebrations. As many of you may know, I started this blog as a way to force myself to use my Cricut and PC products. Most of the time it sat there and collected dust. I am truly amazed at how it has grown in one year.

There are so many talented crafters and I have met some of the most wonderful people by having a blog. It has truly been a blessing for me!

So now onto a few projects that I have made with my Cricut, Cartridges and sometimes Gypsy. I selected projects that I have made through out the year that have our “Bear” theme to them :-)

a boys best friend melin beltran-cooking with cricut-500
a boys best friend close up by melin cooking with cricut-500
This layout was created for The Bug Magazine’s March/April 2011 edition. It features a bear and puppy. I used the DOODLECHARMS Cartridge and My GYPSY to create the bear and puppy. The Gypsy File was a give away for the magazine.

best friend layout by melin beltran-500
puppy and bear close up-500j
rose closeup-500j
This layout was created for a challenge a while back. I created this layout using:
George and Basic Shapes
Everyday Paper Dolls
Animal Kingdom
50 States
Walk In My Garden
Cake Basics
Hello Kitty Font
Gypsy to re-size and skew some of the shapes.

cricut celebrate bear n cupcake layout 500cricut bear closeup 500
I Created this layout for our May – Month long celebration. I used the following Cricut Cartridges to create this layout.
George and Basic Shapes,
Simply Charmed Cartridge
Birthday Cakes Cartridge


There are FIVE Great Prizes for you to WIN!
The First 3 prizes you can win just by leaving a comment on this post AND you MUST be a follower of this blog.

If you go to our Facebook Page and “LIKE” us there, you can leave a comment on our FB page for an additional prize. CLICK HERE

One random winner will receive a DCWV 12x12 Paper Stack From our sponsor DCWV.
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One Random Winner Will Receive the Mary’s Garden Paper and Accents Set From Our Quick Quotes Sponsor! That’s 6 sheets of gorgeous double sided paper, Jewels, Brads n’ Ribbon and Chipboard Accents!

One Random Winner Will Receive a Gift Voucher From for $10 Worth of Cutting File or Digital Stamp Downloads!
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Now it's your turn!  Link up your cele”bear”ation-related project at
Here are the guidelines for the challenge:
- Project must include a Cricut cut.
- Project must include a Bear.
- Project must be new for this blog hop challenge.
- You must link to your post and not just your blog.
- Your post must include a link back to CWC.

You will have one week to complete your project. The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win:
An additional Gift Voucher From for $10 Worth of Cutting File or Digital Stamp Downloads! 
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Thank you for joining our cele"bear"ation!

Your next host in our party is Jean of Jean’s Crafty Corner.

Here’s the list of the party girls, just in case you lose your way:
Melin @ Cooking With Cricut YOU’RE HERE
Jean @ Jean’s Crafty Corner NEXT
Roberta @ TX Scrapper Mom
Dalis @ Stamper Girl
Stacey @ Stacey’s Creative Corner
Karla @ KA Little Scrap Corner
Madison @ Funky Cards
Maria Elena @ Maria Elena’s World
Gaby @ Gaby Creates
Jen @ Musings of A Crafty Mom
Back To CWC to enter YOUR “BEARY” terrific Project!

Please note: The shippable prizes are available to Residents of the USA only. If you are out of the country and win, we will gladly substitute the shippable prize with a downloadable gift voucher from PCW for $10. Thank you so much for your understanding and participation.