Jen’s Birthday Hop Day 2

Good morning crafty friends,

Welcome to the cookingwithcricut.com and the  papercraftingworld.com Designers June Blog Hop. Get ready for two days of great projects with each day showcasing different designers and projects. If you missed yesterday's hop, be sure to head over to yesterday's post HERE and see what wonderful treats are in store for you. DIRECT LINK

This month our hop theme is all about Birthdays and one special one in mind. Our wonderful DT Coordinator Jen Hudson’s birthday just happened to fall on Saturday so we decided to make birthday inspired projects with a “Jen” theme in mind. Our go to gal is a die-hard Florida Gator Fan. So we decided to use elements on our projects that reflected Our GATOR FOR LIFE Gal’s FANCY; Florida, The Florida Gators and anything that would make you think of the Sunshine State. Jen is the last on our blog line up so be sure to hop through and leave her some extra special love at the end!

Here is today’s Hop Line Up. Be sure to come back here if you get lost along the way :)
Today-Sunday’s Line Up
Melin-You’re Here

Here is the card I made for today. It is very simple and showcases a gator and the “gator colors”. I had honestly planned to do something else, but “life” just really got in the way....lol. Sorry the picture isn’t the greatest either. I took it at night when there was no natural sunlight around. The sun was asleep like everything else, except me...lol.

So what would a blog hop be without some blog candy. Here is what we have.

Every crafter can use these. Some great Prima flowers, some Doodlebug Gems, Some Eyelets, Stickles and some Twine from the Twinery.

This set also has some wonderful Primas, more Gems, Eyelets, Stickles and Twine.

If that isn’t enough, we also have a gift certificate from PCW for 20 dollars worth of downloads.

In order to qualify for the blog candy that needs to be shipped, you need to live within the United States. For the downloads, anyone can enter.
You MUST be a follower of our blog and leave a comment on this day and or yesterday, Saturday.

Finally, Here are a couple of freebies in honor of our special girls birthday hop.

This is a little digi I created especially for this weekend. It is free this weekend only! Yes, I realize Toucans are NOT indigenous to Florida, but you know, sometimes you just gotta go with it...lol

Toucan Happy Bird Day To You DIGI
Click the Add To Cart Button and check out. It will not cost anything to check out during this free period.

Birthday Fun Title Cutting File
Available Formats: AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, SCAL2, STUDIO and WPC.
Click the Add To Cart Button and check out. It will not cost anything to check out during this free period.

Be sure to leave a comment and be a follower and do the same on yesterday's post for a chance to win our blog candy. The "Birthday Girl" will be picking the winners and announcing them on Wednesday with our new Cricut Challenge. So be sure to come back to see if you won!
Yesterday's Post Link: HERE

Now on to the see what  Melissa  has in store for you. Thank you so much for stopping by and making us a part of your crafty time!


  1. Your "simple" card has lots of details!  I like the frames and ribbon, and the crocodile looks so festive!

  2. What a fun blog hop this has been this weekend.  And speaking of fun, your birthday card here is full of fun with this cute little gator.  this is a great image and the colors are wonderful on the card.  I love the ribbon.  It is just so happy!!

  3. Love your gator with his drink, balloons and party hat!  He is ready for some birthday fun!  Great card!!!  

  4. This is such a cute card Melin. It's capture the FL Gators perfectly. Great job! Smooches...

  5. LOVE this gator card!! SO cute!  Thanks so much for all of your love and friendship; and thanks for this absolutely amazing birthday hop!  You and this team have been such a blessing to me.  Hugs! XOXO

  6. Scrappingnana46/24/12, 2:32 PM

    Darling card. Love the gator. Love the birthday blog hop.

  7. I just love your gator card! The colors are great! I love the layered frames with the fun patterned paper.

  8. Larelyn Sartini6/24/12, 3:02 PM

    Love your card, Melin.  I may have to add that adorable image to my collection.  I'm so glad the hop has been so successful.  Jen certainly deserves all the love.

  9. Such a cute card ....the Floridians will love the 'gator' card!!!  Question... can the Cricut cut these file formats you posted?

  10. Such a cute card.  Love the gator!
    angel hugs
    Wondering the sdame as CJB, I don't have MTC or Sure Cuts Alot so can we still do them or is there a PDF for hand cutting?

  11. It would be fun to use this gator in a card to some Florida fans about partying instead of playing "real" baseball. From a Gamecock Fan!

  12. Karensuewaldner6/24/12, 8:33 PM

    such cute gator cards, 

  13. Marla Lagoski6/24/12, 8:44 PM

    The alligator cards are adorable!!!  The freebies are fabulous and the prizes are amazing!!  Thank you so much!!!  Off to the hop!!

  14. So cute Melin.  Love the alligator and the corners.  

  15. Great job with the coloring and so cute holding the balloons.

  16. Becky Curtis6/25/12, 1:55 AM

    Love your gator.....cute card.  Thanks for the chance to win....Lots of fun....

  17. Thank you so much for the cute toucan!!  Love the cute alligator card!

  18. Cute card!! LOVE the balloons and the drink that the gator is holding!!

  19. Sweet card!

  20. fun card! He looks like a Gator ready to PAR-TAY!

  21. Love the gator card.

  22. LOve the gator, is he available somewhere?


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