Challenge #66: Year in Review

Good morning and welcome to the final challenge of 2011 at Cooking With Cricut!  It has been a wonderful and crafty year here at CWC . . . and the 25 Days of Christmas Crafting Showcase was just amazing.  Thank you all for stopping by each day and leaving us such wonderful comments!  We are working on verifying all of the entries for the various prizes and they will be announced soon!  Also, please accept our apologies for not having the final cutting file available on Day 25 . . . Melin, our fabulous leader and creator of all of the magnificent digis and cutting files, hurt her back and has been unable to work at her computer.

The Design Team has brought back one of their favorite creations from the year 2011 to share with you today.  Make sure you visit their blogs for project details!

Madison used the Cricut Pooh Font cartridge to create this adorable
growth chart.  Visit her blog for more details.

Yolie created this super cute 12" x 12" scrapbook layout using
Cricut's Paper Doll Dress Up and Paper Pups cartridges.
Check out her blog for all the details.

Holly is sharing this precious word book she made for her sister's baby shower
using Cricut's Animal Kingdom cartridge.  Visit her blog for all the details!

Nita created this sweet Easter card using Cricut's Simply Charmed
and Doodlecharms cartridges.  Visit her blog for more details!

Heather used Cricut's George & Basic Shapes and Simply Sweet cartridges for
this fantastic 12" x 12" scrapbook layout.  Visit her blog for more details!

Charlotte created this patriotic card using Cricut's Stand & Salute and Plantin SchoolBook cartridges.  Check out her blog for all the details.

Debbie created this wonderful autograph book using Cricut's Mickey Font
cartridge.  Visit her blog for more details!

Court created this cute pinwheel card using Cricut's George & Basic Shapes
cartridge.  Check out the details on her blog.

Jenny created this adorable frame using Cricut's Disney Pixar cartridge.
Check out her blog for more details!

Elizabeth created this gorgeous wreath using Cricut's Art Philosophy
cartridge.  Visit her blog for more details!

Jen created this adorable door sign for her sister's baby shower using Cricut's
Cindy Loo, Create-A-Critter, Everyday Paper Dolls and Mickey Font
cartridges.  Check out all the details on her blog.

Paper Crafting World Design Team member Evelyn's favorite project was
the Christmas cards she created using this super cute digi stamp from  PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Visit her blog for more details!

Yolie created this adorable layout using some files from PaperCraftingWorld.com. Please visit her blog for more details.

Now it's your turn!!  Share your favorite project of 2011 for your chance to become this week's Top Chef.  Here are a few guidelines:

  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challengeOK for this challenge only!
  • No back dated posts please.  OK for this challenge only!
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!
Sending you all blessing and best wishes for a happy and safe New Year!

~ The CWC Design Team


  1. LOVE all this inspiration!!
    This is such a wonderful blog for ideas, thank you!
    Wishing you all the best for 2012!!
    hugs & blessings

  2. This is such a fun challenge, and it truly was a challenge to pick my favorite even though I've only been blogging since August!!

    Great projects everyone.

  3. wow! that was hard. i plan on participating (since i just pretty much FOUND you...) in 2012! thanks for the ideas!

  4. Great projects!! Thanks for the challenge.
    candyyoung826 at msn dot com

  5. I really liked the idea of looking through what's been done and looking for a favorite. Thanks for the challenge. Have a Happy and Blessed New Year.
    Rae Ann O.

  6. It was great to review my projects, thanks!!

  7. Lovely projects ladies! Thanks for the fun challenge!
    Happy New Year to all!

  8. Thaks for the fun challenge.

  9. What a great challenge and fantastic DT projects! It was so much fun to go back through what I had made in 2011, but oh so hard to pick just one favorite! :) Thanks for the challenge!

  10. Amazing awesome projects. So fun to go back and pick a favorite and remember all you've done. I chose the shadow box frame I made for my Great Aunt who turned 100 this past year ( and is getting close to 1010. She was so delighted with my gift to her that I will always cherish that.

  11. Absolutely fantastic DT projects! Such a lovely variety.. each one unique and wonderful. Thank you for the fun challenge! :o) (I've been praying for you, Melin! Hope you're healing up nicely!)

    Hugs and blessings!

  12. Lovely work everyone! Great inspiration for the whole year and can't wait for 2012! Thanks for the challenge!


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