Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge: Apples & Honey

Happy Wednesday and welcome to challenge day at Cooking With Cricut!  This week Melin challenged the Design Team to use honey and/or apples in our projects in celebration of Rosh Hashanah.  Today, September 28th,  is the beginning of the Jewish New Year.  And while maintained to be a strictly Jewish holiday, it is part of the "missed or lost understanding" of our Christian (Hebraic) roots. Among some of the items eaten during this festival, the apple and honey are consumed to symbolize a sweet new year. 

So here are a couple of "sweet" 12 x 12 layouts I created for my youngest daughter's album.

I used the "Just Because" Cards and Doodlecharms cartridges for my apple layout.  The 12" x 12" base is a very light sage green Bazzill card stock.  The two photo mats measure 4" x 6" and the paper is from a basics paper pack by The Paper Studio.  All of the other papers used are from my scrap stash. A little doodling with a white gel pen completes this layout.
Here's the recipe:
  • "apple of my eye" cut at 5 1/2" wide ("Just Because" Cards).
  • large apple cut at 4 1/4" tall.
  • apple basket cut at 2 1/4" tall (I cut off the handles).
  • three small apples cut at 1 3/4" tall.

"Just Because" Cards and Walk in My Garden cartridges were used for this layout.  The base is a pale buttery yellow Bazzill card stock.  The photo mats are 4" x 6" and are also from a basics paper pack by The Paper Studio.  All of the other papers came from my scrap stash.   I used chalk for shading on the beehive; added some doodling with a white gel pen and brown Zig pen on the title; and finished it up with my black Zig pen by adding some flight trails behind the bees.

Here's the recipe:
  • title is cut at 6" wide.
  • beehive measures 3 1/2" tall.
  • two matching bees are cut at 2" tall.
  • single bee is cut at 1 1/2" tall.


Now, "bee" a dear and link up your sweet apple and/or honey projects over at Cooking With Cricut!  We also have openings on our Design Team if you're interested -- click here for all the details.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 5th.
Mark your calendars!  Cooking With Cricut is having a blog hop on Saturday, October 22nd.   October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month . . . so we will be showcasing our wonderful pets.  And even though it is about increasing awareness for "pound puppies," we are going to be celebrating all of our precious fur babies and other domesticated four-legged critter friends!  I hope you'll join us!

~ Jen


Dalis said...

oh girl, I love those bees... and I can't believe w/ so many apples we used the same one... LOL!!!

-- dalis

DIANA L. said...

Very nice layout TFS

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

This HoneyBee finds your layout bzzz bee-utiful. I'm working on my entry and hope that mine looks 1/2 as good as yours.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Charlotte said...

Jen, I love, love, love the LOs. I just love anything with gingham and these look terrific. The paper you used to make the beehive is perfect!! Super great job as always my GATOR friend.