Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CWC Design Team Challenge: Sweetest Day

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!


Melin said...

Jen...Jen...Jen...That card is just too precious!!! When I saw it and read it, I had a flood of memories. I remember saying that to my now, not so little boy when he used to love Pooh Bear! You did a beautiful job! Thank you for being a part of CWCDT! You are a "Sweet" addition. Many blessings...Melin

BrandiLynn said...

AWWWWW!!!!! Excited to be creating with you on cwcdt :)

Abby said...

SOOOO cute!!!! You did an awesome job with Pooh and Piglet!!!!

Mad Crafter said...

This is so sweet! I like the history too:) It is going to be great working with you. I love your style already!!!

Jenna said...

So cute! I love that quote! I'm excited to work with you on CWCDT!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

Adorable!!! and sweet!!
Nice to be on the same DT with you!

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog to let you know that we would love for you to join in our challenges at Papercraft Star, also our new DT call starts this Friday AND it's not too late to enter to win a $25.00 gift certificate either!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This is just too sweet! I love Pooh and Piglet! Great card!!!
I'm so excited to be on the team with you! I look forward to getting to know you!

Marji said...

This is so cute! I just love Pooh and Piglet!

Melissa said...

Simply adorable! That is one of my favorite Pooh quotes!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card tfs!!!