Challenge #67: Something New!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to our Cooking With Cricut Challenge!  We've decided to try something new for the first couple of months of the new year . . . our Design Team members have partnered up and are choosing the theme for our weekly challenges!

This week's "Hostesses" are
Madison  and  Jenny R. 
They chose the theme "Something New."  Here is what they said . . . "You must use something (one thing) you just got, i.e, new cartridge, new paper, new bling . . . and include a Cricut cut.   If you did not get something new, a recent purchase or gift would do just fine.   Be sure to tell us what was new!"

So here is what the Design Team came up with . . .


Jenny created this adorable 12" x 12" scrapbook layout using her new
Sesame Street Seasons cartridge.  Check out all the details on her blog! 

Madison made these super cute "thank you" notes using the ZooBalloo, Tear Drop
and Kate's ABCs cartridges.  Her new item was the paper by KI Memories from
the "Fancy Free" paper pack.  Visit her blog for more details!

Kemma used some blending pads she received for Christmas and borrowed
the Give A Hoot cartridge to create this gatefold card.
Check out the details on her blog!

Adrian used some new patterned paper and ribbons along with the
New Arrival cartridge to create this adorable welcome baby card.
Visit her blog for more details.

Heather used her new Copic markers and Cuttlebug embossing folder along with the
this cute card.  Check out the details on her blog!

Jill created this fondant covered cake using her new Cricut Cake machine and
Cake Basics cartridge.  Check out all the yummy details at her blog!

Santa was very good to Court this year!  She used her new Kate's ABCs cartridge
to create this pretty floral card along with new ribbon and My Pink Stamper stamps --
and she took the picture with her NEW camera!!  Check out all the details on her blog.

Charlotte created this frosty scene using her new Martha Stewart Seasonal
Cakes and Beyond Birthdays cartridges.  Visit her blog for all the details!

Elizabeth used her new Copic markers and the Art Philosophy cartridge
to create this super cute card for her sister's birthday.  Visit her blog for more details!

Mindy used her new Kate's Kitchen Imagine cartridge to create this fun
and colorful card!  Visit her blog for more details.

Jen didn't receive any new crafting stuff for Christmas, so she tried a new
(to her) technique!  She created this shaped card using the Joys of the Season
cartridge and colored her very first digi stamp, the Bear Holding Hot Chocolate
from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  Visit her blog for more details.

And now its your turn!  Create a project using your Cricut and something new -- either something you received as a gift, recently purchased for yourself or a new technique -- and link it up below.  You could be our latest "Top Chef!"  Here are the guidelines . . . 
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge.
  • No back dated posts please.
  • 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!

 ~ The CWC Design Team

P.S.  Mark your calendar!  Our next Blog Hop is Saturday, January 14th & Sunday, January 15th . . . two days of fun with different designers each day!


  1. This was a fun challenge. I sure hope to participate in more challenges this year. Can;t do them all like I want to.. not enough hours in the day.. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  2. All the new projects are great. I can't wait to play along..I got a new cart for Christmas.

    Hugs, Sheena

  3. I enjoyed this challenge...it was my first one. If I was to be scored, hope I would at least get a "B" lol.
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

    Any constructive criticism accepted:)

  4. Lovely DT projects! Thanks for the inspiration and the fun challenge!!


  5. Wonderful projects by the design team! Thanks for the fun challenge!

  6. Thanks for the fun challenge. I want to inform you that I was a 25 days of Christmas winner. I emailed you asking for help on how to prove I am a follower(1st time ever had to do it out of so many blogs). Never received a reply. What is the use of taking the time to join a blog if you are not going to be believed or receive your winnings. I am not very good w/computers and there is still much I don't understand. Also, seem to be having trouble w/my email. Please email me.

  7. MelissaSunshineHoneyBee1/7/12, 8:48 AM

    Wonderful creations. My something new are the silk flowers used in my grass-hoppin by to Thank You Card.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. Maria Matter1/7/12, 5:18 PM

    fabulous DT creations!
    thanks for a fun challenge ladies!

  9. heavenlysparkles1/8/12, 10:52 AM

    Beautiful creations by the DT, as always! :o) Santa was good to everyone this year! Thank you for the fun challenge. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  10. Rae Ann Ohlinger1/10/12, 3:13 PM

    It's great to see the new things people got and the fund they are having using them.  In my card the new items are the bling.  I never had colored pearls but I've been seeing them in submitted projects.  I was lucky to find a bunch of different colors in a clearance bin and now I love using them as accents.  Happy creating.
    Rae Ann O.


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