Our first Design Team challenge over at Cooking with Cricut (CWC) was to create something for "Sweetest Day." Now, I've heard of Sweetest Day before, but I wasn't really sure what it was all about. So, after a little research, here is what I discovered:
According to Wikipedia, Sweetest Day is an observance celebrated primarily in the Great Lakes region, and parts of the Northeast United States on the third Saturday in October. Once known as a day to spread love and cheer to the unfortunate, this popular holiday in the northern U.S. is now known as a day to show affection to the loved ones in your life. It is described by Retail Confectioners International as an "occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed." Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a "concocted promotion" created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of candy.
I decided to make a card for my sweetie. One of my favorite quotes is one attributed to A. A. Milne's beloved Winnie the Pooh. And, since Pooh is my favorite . . . a card was born!
Cricut Cartridge: Pooh & Friends
Paper: Bazzill Basics Wild Pansy (card); Colorbok, Tracy Porter, Make & Create, Floral Tapestry (background mat); Bazzill Basics Lavender Twilight (center mat); Recollections & Bazzill Basics scraps (Pooh, Piglet, and the daisy frame).
Other: Clear rhinestone "bling"; rub on butterflies; yellow stickles (flower centers).
Pooh is 5" tall, Piglet is 3 3/4" tall and the daisy frame is 6 1/4" tall. The quote "If you live to be a hundred . . . I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you" was computer generated.
As always, click on the picture for a better look. Now, scoot on over to Cooking with Cricut and check out what my fellow designers created!