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.


  1. The bears are so cute. I love your layouts!!!

  2. Melin~
    Love your bears. So very beary cute!
    I'm a follower!

  3. Your bears are way too cute as always, and can I say I LOVE your giveaways!!!!!

  4. Today's layouts are so adorable! Into my scraplift folder! I'm happy to be a follower.

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  5. OMG! Melin I love all your projects and look forward to seeing your name pop up on my dashboard, because I know this means you have something grand to show us. You really do amaze me. Love your challenges and looking forward to creating something for this one!
    Hugs Jenny

  6. Adorable!!! I love your little bears!! The details are amazing!!!

    I am a new follower!

  7. Love your layouts. They are always so adorable. Happy Blog birthday. I am already a follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  8. the designs are absolutely fantastic. I love the roses that you added with the adorable little bears.

  9. Beautiful layouts. I'm still amazed at the eyes. I just love the eyelashes, they are perfect. I will try to get a bear challenge done but it won't be as cute as these are.
    I'm a follower of your blog.

    Smiles Sher

  10. Oh, these are SO gorgeous!!!! Such detail! Love, love, love them! :)

  11. This was a 'beary' fun hop! LOL! Thanks for the chances to win. I'm already a follower.

  12. These are jus adorable Melin!! Love the all! how cute!!

  13. Sweet LO's. Your work is always awesome. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  14. What super projects! The bears are absolutely adorable! I especially like the "Best Friends" layout. It's precious!

  15. Great projects!!!!! so cute!!!!! I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  16. Melin, wao this is so cute!!! love all the layouts
    Karla U

  17. Wow - your layouts are so amazing, Melin! Best Friends is just adorable...your attention to detail is fabulous! I'm so glad you started this wonderful of my favorite places to visit! Happy one year blogaversary :D

  18. Melin, this is adorable!

  19. Love your layouts. I want to make those paper flowers.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  20. I love the best friends layout! The coloring is so so cute. Congrats on the blog-o-versary!!!


  21. those bears are just awesome, love the LO
    upnurse at aol dot com

  22. I love your bears! They're adorable!

    I've gone through the entire blog hop! And I also liked your fb page!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  23. I am a new follower and I know I am going to enjoy it, I went and liked you on Facebook. Your Bears are "beary cute" Thanks for sharing.

  24. Your projects are so cute! Love that bear!!!! Headed to your FB page now :)

  25. Just as cute as can be, thanks for the chances to win. I am a follower and really enjoy your blog.

    Later Tater,

  26. Adorable layouts!! I love them!

  27. Love your bears.

  28. I'm already a follower because I love some of your files and layouts. Your bears, turtles and crows are some of my favorites! Thanks for sharing another cute layout with us!

  29. You are amazing to be able to create such cuties using shapes from Cricut Carts! Wonderful job and oh so creative!

  30. Super sweet layouts. Love bears, who doesn't...TFS! I love being a follower. kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

  31. Beautiful LOs! Hope I get to play along this week!

  32. What wonderful layouts! Thanks for the bear inspiration!

    - Rayna

  33. Happy 1st Anniversary! Love your projects and your blog. Hope to have time to play along with your challenges soon!


    Nicole T.

  34. Happy anniversary! I can't believe I haven't found your blog before now. Now I'm following you and "like" you on Facebook, too.


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