Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Cooking With Cricut Surprise "Thank You" Blog Hop

Welcome to Cooking With Cricut’s very special SURPRISE “Thank You” Blog Hop. Why is it so special? There are a couple of reasons! The first reason -- it is our 100th Cooking With Cricut challenge and the second (and most important) is to thank our wonderful leader and “Executive Chef” Melinda Beltran.

Melin started the Cooking With Cricut challenges in October 2010 to encourage crafters to find new and different ways to use their Cricut cartridges. And she has accomplished that and so much more! She has given scores of crafters a place on her Design Teams which quickly turned into a sisterhood of women, who care for each other; who encourage each other; who lift each other and their families up in prayer; and who have shared their hearts and their art through many outreach projects.
So this is our SURPRISE “Thank You” tribute to our beloved Melin! If you came from Larelyn's Blog, you’re in the right place! If you’ve joined us in mid-hop and would like to start at the beginning, please head back to Cooking With Cricut you won’t want to miss any of these awesome cards!!

The challenge this week is to do a Thank You card using Black, White, and Kraft.  My card has a black base with a kraft mat. And then it is topped with a white mat that has been embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and inked in gold.  

The black and white labels are cut and embossed from Spellbinders dies.  I then inked them with the same gold ink.  The striped paper is from Recollections.  The chair was cut from the Cricut Sentimentals cartridge.  I embossed the back and seat of the chair with a Cuttlebug folder.  I then inked it with black ink.The edges of the chair were inked with gold.  I added three gems from Prima and a sheer ribbon and bow from my stash. 

I am so excited for Melin and the success she has had in the paper crafting world.  She has truly been an inspiration to so many people in so many ways.  
A big Congratulations and Thank You Melin.  You are the best!!  

Thanks so much for hopping with us. We hope you’ll join us and leave your own “thank you” in the comment section for Melin at CWC! Now it’s time to head on over to Jamie's Blog she’s the next stop on this party train! 


  1. Great card, Bama Girl!! Love the textures and patterns. Just beautiful!!

  2. OMgosh, this is gorgeous, Charlotte. I love the dies you used for mats. The entire arrangement is stunning.

  3. Oooooo....... everything about this card says ELEGANT!! I just LOVE it!! Beautiful design and colors!!

  4. LOvely card. I just adore black & white combo and the embossing just mak it pop.

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  5. Your card is so beautiful. I love the dotted embossing with the ribbon. The chair and Spellbinder cut look so elegant.

  6. So very pretty, Charlotte. The inked swiss dots embossing looks great!

  7. WOW! What a beautiful and elegant card! I just love it! THANK YOU!!!! for being such a blessing to the team! Thank you for sharing your crafty talents with us and continuing on! Many blessings to you my friend!

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