Monday, April 30, 2012

Cartridge Showcase: TWINKLE TOES

Welcome to and today's Cartridge Showcase! Chef Olivia of ORM Crafty Nights is taking over the reigns and sharing projects she has created using the Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes cartridge.  This cartridge will dance right onto your favorites list for all things girly!  It is filled with adorable images and great labels along with so much more. 

So without further ado . . . here's Olivia!

Hello everyone! It is Olivia here from ormcraftynights. I am here to give you a sampling of some great ways to use the Cricut Lite Cartridge Twinkle Toes.

 Being the mom of three girls, I was super excited to use this cart but as you will see you are able to use it more then just for the girls.
The first example is a home decor project I did for my youngest daughter, age 3, who just had her first dance recital two weeks ago. Be warned you may need your sunglasses for these colors. First I painted it the colors to match her dress. I then added the layout. The Twinkle toes girl was cut a 3 1/2 inches and I also cut the oval with the saying Dance Recital from the Cart too. I love to use part of their costumes so the tulle frame, flower and ribbon are pieces of her costume. I will be hanging this in her room.
Next are two scrapbook layouts I did for her recital too. The titles, shoes, crown and flower swirls are all cuts from this cart as well.
Now I have a non-girly idea. One of the things I love about this cart is that each piece is layered on each other including the words so you can just leave that out. I cut this star image in more masculine colors and used pop-ups to give it more dimension. I made this card for my oldest daughter favorite teacher. I stamped a sentiment in the middle this time.
Hope I give you some ideas of how fun and cute this cart can be! Happy Craftin'.

Wow what adorable projects! What a terrific way to showcase those QT Patooties of yours Olivia. Please be sure to head over to Olivia's blog and give her some great bloggy love for her wonderful inspiration!  Also be sure to stop by tomorrow for our new Stamp and or Die Cut Challenge! 

As always, thank you so much for making us a part of your crafty time!
Charlotte and the rest of the CWC-PCW Designers.

Friday, April 27, 2012

6 Minutes....

Good morning crafty friends,

This is not a crafty post but I am humbly asking you to take approximately 6 minutes of your day to listen to and watch this video. I felt so strongly that I needed to share this.....

I have recently read, heard and received many, many prayer requests. A tremendous amount of them. Everything from health issues, financial provision, broken hearts, hopelessness, relationship-family trouble, you name it.  I prayed this morning for them and this song just kept floating through my mind. My how many of us need our Deliverer. An innumerable amount of people are truly concerned, sick, near death, hurting and broken. The requests range from seemingly small things to the absolutely tragic and heart breaking.

So I ask....Do you need your deliverer? Do you need the peace to know that He will see you through your situation? Do you need to believe that He will raise you from your dark place and truly give you hope and wipe your tears? Then I ask you to listen to the words of this video and see the images. Our God is indeed an awesome God. He is and shall deliver you through....not because of who you, I or anyone else is, or does, but because of who He is...His great love for each of us. He IS, Our Good Shepherd, Our faithful and true....The lover of our soul. Do you KNOW someone who is going through a tough time. I am sure if you take just a moment to think of the people you know, I have no doubt that you know someone who is struggling with something. Then please take a moment and watch with them in mind and say a prayer for them.

May the Lord bless you for taking just a moment...and giving Him a little bit of time. Thank you for taking this opportunity to let Him minister to you through this....

Much love to you all, Melin

Winners Announced

Welcome to Cooking with Cricut
Today we would like to announce the winner of Challenge #82- National Card and Letter Writing Month. The winner of the Top Chef prize was chosen by Random Organizer.
The winner is...Diana-  DL.ART
Congratulations Diana:)

Diana created this beautiful card using the Sentimental Cricut Cartridge.  You can "pick up" your top chef button on the left column and proudly display it on your blog.  As the winner Diana will receive her choice of digi stamp or cutting file from

Diana, please contact Madison at FunkyCards @Charter .net (no spaces) within two weeks to claim your prize.

The Top Three Chefs were chosen by the Cooking With Cricut Design Team. You can "pick up" your top chef button on the left column and proudly display it on your blog. 

Bling it On:  This week it is all about the bling. Diamonds are a girls best friend.  Create a project with bling.  The more the better.  Once again you have until next Tuesday at midnight to post your projects. One winner chosen at random will receive his or her choice of digi stamp or cutting file from

Have a wonderful day!
~Madison - Prize Coordinator

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cartridge Showcase: Sweet Tooth Boxes

Welcome to another Cartridge Showcase! Today we have our fellow design team member, Jill! She has really cooked up some sweet 3D creations! You are going to want this cartridge after you see them! 

Hello, everyone! I'm Jill from Jaihart. I'm here to showcase the Cricut Cartridge Sweet Tooth Boxes.

This cartridge is so fun because you can make favor boxes or just a little gift for someone special!

Here is a cake box I made for my friend's birthday!

 Here is a ladybug treat container I made for my son's preschool teachers. 
Their classroom is called the ladybug room, so I used the small ice cream dish and  
just added the ladybug head from Walk in My Garden and circles from Plantin Schoolbook.

Lastly, I have a treat house I made for my husband's secretary! 
This week at my husband's work they are honoring their secretaries!

This cartridge is so fun!
I always have a blast with it!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my 
Sweet Tooth Boxes showcase!
To find out more information about any of these projects
come visit me here!


Wow, is all I can say! Don't you think Jill blew this out of the water? I think it was a home run! Think of all the smiles that she brought to people's faces when she presented them with these to die for containers! Fo leave her some bloggy love at HER BLOG!

Craft On,
~The CWC Design Team

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Challenge #83: Bling, Bling & More Bling!

Happy Wednesday and welcome to our Cooking With Cricut Design Team Challenge Day!  Put your sunglasses on and check out all the sparkly, glittery, shiny goodness that we all love --  after all diamonds are a girl's best friend!  (Don't forget to click on the designer's name to travel over to their blog and leave 'em some love and let them know how much you like their projects.  We all love hearing from you!)

Cricut cartridge used:  Once Upon A Princess

Cricut cartridge used:  Elegant Edges Digi Stamp:  Christel Bear Holding Flowers

Cricut cartridges used:  Wall Decor & More and Sweethearts Cutting File:  Bear I Heart U

Cricut cartridge used:  Damask Decor

Cricut cartridges used:  Rock Princess and George & Basic Shapes

Cricut cartridge used:  Plantin SchoolBook Digi Stamp:  QT Patootie TWEENZ Tori

Cricut cartridge used:  Plantin SchoolBook

Cricut cartridge used:  Imagine-Yummy

Cricut cartridge used:  Art Philosophy

Cricut cartridge used:  Sophie

Cricut cartridge used:  Kate's ABCs

Cricut cartridge used:  Imagine-Cards Inside & Out

Cricut cartridges used:  Disney's Happily Ever After and Cricut Sampler

Cricut cartridge used:  Sentimentals

Cricut cartridge used:  Plantin SchoolBook Cutting File:  Bear as Queen of Hearts

Cricut cartridge used:  Give A Hoot

Cricut cartridge used:  Walk in My Garden

Cricut cartridges used:  Cake Basics and Cindy Loo Cutting File:  Birdcage, Swirls and Flowers Frame Set

Now it's your turn!  Bling it on and link up your favorite sparkling, glittering, shiny project for a chance at being one of this week's Top Chefs.  Here are some guidelines:
  • Must follow the challenge topic.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge, please no back dated posts.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project 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!

Thank you once again for stopping by and making us a part of your crafty time! We appreciate each of you so much! 

~ CWC Design Team

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April Showers Challenge Reminder

Good afternoon crafty friends,
Today’s post is a reminder of our current Stamp and or Die Cut Challenge. It is all about April Showers.

ALSO, in case you missed our amazing blog hop this weekend, there is still time to leave a comment for a chance to win one of our prizes AND you can still enter our challenge.
Here are the Links: SATURDAY’S LINK and SUNDAY’S LINK

Here are a few projects the wonderful PCW Designers came up with to inspire you to join in the fun!

Designer Bonnie created this adorable layout featuring the Bears Under Umbrella digi from PCW. Be sure to head over to Bonnie’s blog for all the details on this cutie! DIRECT LINK

Evelyn created this AMAZING explosion box using the following PCW cutting files:
Bumble Bee, Flower in Pot, Butterfly from Baby Set 1 and the Umbrella from the Bears Under Umbrella Cutting File Set. Be sure to visit Evelyn’s blog for all the details on this masterpiece of sunshine! DIRECT LINK
Designer Janet created this breath taking scalloped card beauty using the Bears Under Umbrella Digi from PCW. Visit Janet to get the details on how she did this lovely piece of artwork. DIRECT LINK

Letillia created this cute card using the QT Patootie TORI Holding Flower Digi from PCW. Head over to Letillia’s blog for all the superb details. DIRECT LINK

Designer Marji created this super adorable card with the Happy Spring Digi from PCW. Get all the happy and cheerful details on Marji’s blog: DIRECT LINK

Melin created this cute card using the Bears in Umbrella Digi from PCW. (Coming Soon).
bears umbrella spring digital clipart 500

So Now it’s Your Turn! Just add your project to the Inlinkz Link below and join the fun! You have until Monday night, April 30th to link your project.

Here are just a few of our guidelines for this challenge:
* Project must be new and for this challenge. Please no back dated posts. 
* Project must follow the theme – challenge as described above. 
* You may use one of the free files in your project. Or one you may already have from This isn’t mandatory, but we would love to see what you do with them! 
* Your project must include either a stamp: rubber, clear OR digital and OR a digital craft cutting file or a die cut from a hand machine die cutter (Spellbinders, Big Shot, Sizzix, Lifestyle Crafts, etc.) Pretty much anything besides a Cricut. Punches would be fine too! 
* You will have almost two weeks as this is a bi-weekly challenge. 
* Add the link to your project post below. Please link your direct post and not just your blog.         
* HAVE FUN!!!!

Be sure to come back by tomorrow when we announce our new Wonderful Wednesday Cricut Challenge.... Plus our FREE digital stamp and cutting file will be available tomorrow as well!

Have a wonderfully crafty day! 
The PCW Design Team!