Crops of Love Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the CookingWithCricut.com,  Crops of Luv Day 2 Blog Hop. This month our designers chose to create layouts for the Crops of Luv Organization.

Crops of Luv works hand-in-hand with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and creates scrapbooks for families who have children facing life-threatening illnesses.  Our hop will focus on creating 12 x 12 Scrapbook double page layouts using these themes: Princesses, Pirates, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Summer Fun (e.g. swimming), Christmas (yes, they have Christmas every Thursday at "Give Kids the World"), or general Disney themes.

They have some specific guidelines for the layouts. They need to include a journaling block or tag and mats for 3  4 x 6 pictures on each page. They also do not want the photo mats permanently adhered to the page.  That way they can flip them whichever way they need to.
We hope you will enjoy our creations! We would love for you to participate. 

You can make a two-page layout following the parameters outlined above and mail it directly to Crops of Luv c/o Roberta Baker, 11424 S. Pawnee Circle, Phoenix, AZ 85044. Since this blog hop is also a challenge, be sure to link your project to CWC/PCW.

If you would like more information about this organization, or would like to make a monetary or supply donation, please visit their web site, www.cropsofluv.com.

These Links are the DIRECT BLOG POST LINKS for each designer's projects. You can click each one to visit them individually and go directly to their project(s) for this hop.

Melin - HERE
Lynden - NEXT

In case you missed yesterday’s hop, please check out yesterday’s post and grab the line up there. Here is my project for today.

Here is a “girly” layout. I created the “Bears as Cinderella” and the with my Pazzles Inspiration Software.

Here is a close up of the full bodied “Cindy Bear”

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Here is a close up of the little “Cindy Bear Topper”
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 Now what would a blog hop be without a little blog candy: Up to 3 Chances to Win!

Just be a follower of this blog (sorry, no exceptions) and leave a comment to win the following:

* Yesterday’s TWO KITS (See Yesterday’s Post) 
* Kit of Princess LAYOUT (Like Cinderella Layout)

(All Contents-Paper and Embellishments, Etc.To Recreate the Layout Like Above).

* $10 Gift Certificate to Page-Kits.com

* $20 Gift Download Voucher to PaperCraftingWorld.com


Head over to my Pinterest Boards and Follow ME there AND OR 

Head over to My FB Page And LIKE US
Just leave an additional comment for each (Pinterest and or Facebook).

Please take a moment to leave a little bloggy love (comment) at each of the designer's blog. They have all chosen to be a part of this and donate their time, talent and projects to such a worthy cause.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for our week long CHRISTMAS IN JULY CELEBRATION!

Lastly, How about a FREE File for today!
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Cutting File Available Formats: AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SVG, SCAL2, STUDIO and WPC.
CLICK HERE to go and grab it then be sure to come back and follow the HOP!!!

Now on to the next blog to see what wonderful inspiration awaits. Head over to the lovely Lynden’s Blog

Thank you so much for stopping by! See You Tomorrow For Our Christmas In July KICK OFF!!!


  1. Oh.My.Gosh!  These are too stinkin' cute!!!!!!  Great LOs, Melin!

  2. How fun!  I love your journaling tags!

  3. aw, what a great cause.  Love the layouts; but then again all your layouts are amazing.

  4. love the Disney inspired bears sooo cute!! and for such a worthy cause.

  5. Adorable layouts, Melin - Love your attention to details,as always! ;-)

  6. Both are such fabulous layout. Adore the bears. Great job.

  7. These are both so adorable.  You are one talented lady and I always love seeing your creations.  

  8. MelissaSunshine7/21/12, 9:47 PM

    Enjoyed day 1 of the hop. Wonderful scrapbook layouts. I worked for the Mouse as in Mickey Mouse at Disney World in FL thru high school & college.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  9. Really cute lay out Melinda !

  10. MelissaSunshine7/22/12, 8:33 AM

    Wonderful Cinderella layout. My fav Disney classic is Cinderella. I worked for the Mouse as in Mickey Mouse at Disney World in FL thru high school & college.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. She's one of my favorites!  I love your layout, such soft, pretty colors!
    Thank you for the freebie!  Evelyn

  12. Larelyn Sartini7/22/12, 11:27 AM

    Oh Melin, both day's layouts are just so precious.  Your cut files are simply amazing.  If I were new to scrapbooking I would be so excited to create with your files.  These pages will be spectacular in some little person's book of memories.

  13. Just precious!!  So sweet and soft looking -- a perfect layout for a special little princess!  As always, your heart shines through your creations -- they are beautiful and amazing -- just like you!

  14. The cinderella bear is adorable, sweet LO Melin.

  15. Angela Davis7/22/12, 3:57 PM

    I love your layouts! They are so adorable!

  16. Lynden Blossom7/22/12, 4:30 PM

    Preciously Princess Layout!  Amazing!  ;-}  TY for the Title!

  17. Cindy bear is so cute.  Love her!  also love the great free file for Magical Memories. Thanks so much

  18. I love your Cindy bear princess layout for Crops of Zluv......my favorite non profit org:)

  19. cute lo's.  tfs.  of course i'm a follower.

  20. adorable lo's.  tfs.  i'm a long time follower.

  21. your LO's are so gorgeous. i love them. 

  22. love your princess. i have a princess id love to make one for.

  23. This is SUPER cute!!!

  24. So sweet Melin!  I LOVE the dressed up bear!! Truly a princess!!


  25. Love the Disney!!! It will be perfect for my Disney trip album!!
    Thank You!!

  26. very cute! Thank  you


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