Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess Challenge

For those of you that aren't aware, I was selected to be a designer for the CWC (Cooking With Cricut) Design team for 2012.  The link to the blog is on the right side of my blog.

For my first challenge, Happy Birthday, Dr. Suess.  The challenge was to create a layout that encourages reading.  This layout includes the "The Cat With Hat Dr. Suess file" from

Here is my layout:

The blue background paper is DCWV, the Dr Suess paper is some paper I found on clearance at Michael's a couple years ago, the other colors are some 8 1/2 x 11 paper I have stashed around the house. The charm was ordered from Oriental Trading. 

The story behind this layout:  My husband and I went to Florida on vacation a couple years ago.  He is used to reading to our granddaughter at bedtime on the weekends.  Because of our trip, he wasn't going to be home.  They decided the best way to handle it was to have Pap take books to Florida with him to read.  My granddaughter had the same books with her.  Every night Pap would call her and they would read to each other on the phone.  All the books were Dr. Suess!

Thank you for allowing me to share my layout and my story.  I can't wait to find where I put the pictures that will go on this layout.



  1. Welcome to the CWC DT, Wendy!!! I LOVE this lay out! You totally captured the look of Dr Suess!! WOOHOO!


  2. Oh, Wendy! What a sweet, sweet memory you have captured for your granddaughter! I love this LO! Welcome to the CWC team.

    ~ Jen

  3. Awww, thanks so much for sharing the story behind your wonderful layout. Made me smile this morning. :) Welcome to the CWC team! :)

  4. This is such a wonderful layout!! I love reading the story behind it too! So sweet!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. What a beautiful colorful layout and I love the story to go with the title. So awesome! So happy to be designing with you at CWC.

  6. Totally love your design! The Dr. Seuss paper is so cute. Happy to be on the DT with you at CWC.

  7. Beautifully done! The charm is so cute! I really enjoyed the story that goes with the layout! Glad to be on the CWC DT with you!

  8. What an adorable layout Wendy! I love your story too - that is so precious. What a wonderful memory. Love Dr. Seuss :)

  9. Great layout and a lovely story! Congrats on the DT, I look forward to creating with you.


  10. Hi Miss Wendy! Your 2 page spread is simply delightful! I love the fish dp along the bottom and your title is superb!!! What a great layout my friend! Congrats on your DT spot and I'm really looking foward to designing with you and getting to know you and the rest of the team! It's going to be a fun adventure! Hugs and happy weekend! :)