Sunday, May 1, 2011

Everyday In May Blog-Aversary Day 1


Good afternoon Cricutlicious friends.

Thank you for coming by to visit us! Today kicks off our Everyday in May Blog-Aversary Celebration.
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I am so excited that had turned one! It has been quite an interesting journey to say the least.

I began this blog simply to force myself to begin to use the Cricut and all the different cartridges I had collected. In the course of learning how to blog, I discovered….CHALLENGES! I didn’t even know such a thing existed. After being invited on to Pile It On’s Design Team, I was TOTALLY HOOKED! As you know, this now has grown into one of the most fun blogs to be challenged to use your bug and create some buggylicious projects!

The Design Team and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for playing along with us each week and for encouraging us to use our bugs too!

So in honor of our blog turning one, we will be showcasing a new project and post EVERYDAY in MAY! Each day various Design Team members will bring you special projects and the theme will be Celebrations!  Anything in our lives we celebrate! So look for a WIDE range of super fun projects coming your way.

We will also be having DAILY Freebies. Compliments of!

Each day we will have either a Cutting File or a Digital Stamp up for grabs. But you will have to come back each day as the files will only be available for 24 hours! That’s it..only 24 hours!

So get ready to make us a daily part of your life in May as you don’t want to miss out on our freebies.

We will also have weekly give-a-ways from other wonderful Sponsors too! So keep your eyes peeled!

So here we go…Here are today’s projects for you!

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Here is My Cricut Layout. This layout was completed using the following supplies:
My Cricut Expression,
George and Basic Shapes,
Simply Charmed Cartridge
Birthday Cakes Cartridge
Bazzill Yellow, Orange, White, Brown and Cream Cardstock.
Colorbox Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks: Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, Rouge, French Blue, Warm Violet, Yellow and Tangerine.
American Crafts Fine Tip Black Pen
Signo White Gel Pen
Pebbles, Inc. Dry Decorator Chalks.
Diamond Stickles.

This little bear was one I had come up with back when it was the days of the Baby Bug and a couple of cartridges. That was the time when PC would release like only 4 cartridges a year!!! My we have come a long way!

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Here is a close up of the little bear and cupcake.

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Here is an angled close up. I was trying to capture the pretty paper I used from DCWV. This was from their Celebration Stack and several pieces have some of the elements on them with a shiny “foil” type finish. You can see the blue shiny my birthday element behind the bear. It really adds to the project, but doesn’t photograph the best.

Now here is the “My Version” for those that use their Cricuts and or other Cutters with other software.

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Here is a view of the entire layout. I created the bear, cupcake and found the font on my computer and created the candle in the title.

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Here is a close up of the little bear and cupcake.

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Here is a close up of the title.

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This is an angled view. Once again I was trying to capture how pretty the foil on the DCWV paper is. This paper also came from the Celebration Stack!

To complete my layout I used the following:
My Cutter
My Cutting Files
DCWV Celebration Stack for all the patterned paper
Bazzill Cardstock in Yellow, Orange, White, Brown and Cream.
Colorbox Cat’s Eye Chalk Inks in: Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown, French Blue, Warm Violet, Blue Iris and Tangerine.
Dry Decorator Chalks
American Crafts Black Fine Tip Pen
Signo White Gel Pen
Diamond Stickles.

So to kick off our “FREEBIES” Today I am giving away the little bear and cupcake cutting files.
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The file is available in: Ai, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, SCUT2 and WPC.
This way EVERYONE can use it!

To get the file please head over to our PaperCraftingWorld.Blogspot.Com blog and you will find it there.

While there, you can check out our new challenges there too!

Thank you again for coming by and for taking part in our celebration.

Be sure to come back tomorrow when Design Team Leader: Jen Hudson will be showcasing another “Cricutlicious Creation”!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary... Thank you so much for the free file.... Love your projects.

Crafterkhush said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary and thank you soo much for the files.. really nice of you...

Elaine said...

wonderful...just wish that the instructions were included for us green it

Sandy said...

I'm in love with that bear - this is so darned cute! Thank you so much for the file! and Happy Birthday or Anniversary.

Adeline E. Brill said...

Love these files... My new 'toy' arrives on Monday and I can't wait wait to cut out this little bear! What font did you use??

Charlotte Cornett said...

Congrats!!!! Love the Bear!!! Thank you so much for the file!! Charlotte

Melin said...

Hi Adeline. On the Cricut version layout, I used The Birthday Cake Cartridge and cut the word Celebrate out. It is already welded together for you. For the "My Version" layout, I cannot remember which font it is. I converted it to a path and then saved it and came back a few days later and now don't remember which one it is!!! I will try and go back through and let you know :-)...Melin

Four11Lady said...

Congrats to you on your anniversary....I just love getting lost on your blog...such talent! Thanks to you for your sharing with us...God bless

crazyaboutcricut said...

Melin, these are absolutely gorgeous! I'm gonna grab the digi versions! I'm so happy to help you celebrate your blog-aversary :oD

Kate said...

Happy anniversary CWC!! Melin, I'm such a big fan of your work. What fun pages! I love the way you used a candle for the "l" in celebrate.

Lisa R. said...

Happy Anniversary! Great layouts and inspiration. Great cut files. Thanks for sharing.

Misty said...

Super cute! Thanks for the files, even though I have no way to use them.
Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yolanda said...

Absolutely adorable Melin...I love your cut files, thanks for your generosity! :)

scrappingnana said...

Happy anniversary. These layouts are adorable. Thanks for the adorable cut file.

Tina M said...

Happy Happy Anniversary!. The layouts are so adorable and thank you so much for the files :) Teddybear here I

Melin said...

Thank you ladies! Misty: The files include a pdf version that you can print off and then cut by hand if you want. So you could still use the pattern if you want :-)

Patti said...

Congrats on turning one. Love your blog and hope the next years as good.

Denise G said...

Thank you!!! I love that bear. It is sooooo cute.

How do you make the eyes like that? Is it a PKS?

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is amazing Melin-Love this little bear! Congrats on your One Year Anniversary!!! The popularity of your site is a testament of your hard work and talent. Best of luck to you in the future-your work is amazing!! Cathie

patti said...

Congrats on yor 1 year anniversary!!! Love your Celebrate title!! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

Rachel W K said...

Very cute layout! Congrats on your one year blogiversary! I look forward to seeing all the daily projects


Sue in CT said...

Congrats on your one year! I love your layout, the bear and the pretty paper. If you didn't take that side view I would have never seen the foil.

Amber said...

LOVE the cute LO! What a fun celebration!! Congrats on your successful 1st year! I'm completely hooked too..hehe! I am looking forward to see what is in store for the month!

Diane said...

Congrats on your anniversary! I wish I could use your little bear, but I only have the gypsy and DS no other software. I can still enjoy your page! I love entering your challenges!!!

4kids4 said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! This blog has become a favorite of mine...I try to enter as many challenges as I can! Thanks for the fun and the wonderful inspiration...wishing you more success!

~Sharon C.

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