Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: April Showers

Happy Wednesday!  The challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut is April Showers -- anything with rain or water as the focus.  Which is appropriate since it rained here most of last week.  As you may remember, I decided to make a perpetual calendar for 2011.  If you don't remember, you missed it or if you're new to my blog here is the link to my March calendar topper.  Well, I decided not to wait until the end of the month this time to create my topper . . . so here is April!  (Don't forget, you can click on the image to make it larger.)


I am a huge lover of Winne the Pooh (classic or Disney) and all of his pals!  In one of A. A. Milne's books, Christopher Robin is in the Hundred Acre Wood during a downpour with Pooh Bear -- so this is a bit of a play on my memory of that story.   And since there are no images of Christopher Robin on either of the Pooh cartridges, I created him using the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. 

No 12 x 12 paper was harmed in the creation of this project  -- with the exception of the base 12 x 12 sheet, everything else came from my scrap stash!  The solid card stock is either Bazzill or Recollections and the plaid (Christopher Robin's shorts) is from an old K & Co. paper pack.  I used the following cartridges for this project:

Cindy Loo -- "April" text cut at 2" tall.

Pooh & Friends -- Clouds cut at 2 5/8" tall; Raindrops cut at 1 1/8" tall; Sun cut at 2 1/4" tall; Bridge cut at 7 1/2" wide; Pooh cut at 4" tall; and Piglet cut at 3"tall.

Everyday Paper Dolls -- Christopher Robin cut at 5" tall (all clothing and accessories cut to fit); Umbrella cut at 3 1/2" tall; and the grass was cut at 2" tall and 11 3/8" wide.

Animal Kingdom -- Duck cut at 1 1/2" tall.

A little chalk, a little ink on edges, some pen detailing and viola!  Quite possibly one of the cutest things I've ever made for myself!  I say that because I'm one of those crafters who always gives everything away as gifts.  I have very few actual examples of my hours of crafting -- tons of photos, but not too many things you can actually hold in your own two hands!

Please hop on over to Cooking With Cricut and check out what the amazing Design Team Chefs have whipped up for your viewing pleasure!  I hope you'll be inspired to create your own "April Showers" project and link it up at CWC-- you could be our next Top Chef!

And don't forget!  This Saturday, April 9th is our one-day Bunny Hop.   Our Design Team Chefs are busy cooking up some yummy treats to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for all things Easter-related.   Come join us!

~ Jen

10 comments:

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oh my goodness! This is so adorable! I absolutley love it. TFS.

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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

Maria Elena said...

This LO is super cute Jennifer, love all these setting, it looks like a kids story book LOL
Have a great Wednesday ;-)
~Maria Elena~
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just2ducky said...

Holy smokes! This is so cute! Love all the details.

Jean said...

This layout is adorable.

Nicole said...

Jennifer this is adorbale. All the detail is just fabulous! You should definitely be proud of this!! Great job!
~ Nicole CWC DT

kramer_buffy said...

hey girl, that is so cute. And I must say I never noticed that there was no CR in any of the cartridges... weird, huh? I love your calendar topper! And that little tiny duck was perfect there!

-- dalis
CWC DT

btw. not sure why I wasn't showing up as your follower, so I sign up again... LOL!!!

Amber said...

This is so adorable Jen!! That little guy makes a pretty cute Christopher Robin! I love all the special details! Besides my LOs(and my kids will probably take them when they grow up), I tend to give all my creations away too! So many people talk about their card stash but I just can't seem to keep anything long enough! Oh well, I always have the pictures! This was a fabulous April Showers project. I am working on another one for the challenge! The one I posted today was not my fav so I wanted to make another for CWC...hehe! Can never get enough LOs! Can't wait for the fun Hop tomorrow!

Arlene said...

This is super cute! I am a new follower...so glad I found you, your work is beautiful. Would love for you to visit my blog.

Arlene.
http://waterdots.blogspot.com/

Kaye said...

You are amazing! You tempt me to buy a Cricut and I don't even scrapbook!!!