Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!

Welcome to BugBites first ever Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop!
To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops.
This weekend it is all about the Grillin’, May 28-30.
If you've come from visiting Barb, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop, click HERE to start from the beginning.
Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the Grillin’ & Chillin’ theme. What’s more exciting is you can participate too by creating a project and linking it up over at BugBites for a chance to win a Big Prize.
But, there’s a twist. Your project must included at least one Cricut cut and at least one of the critters that have been hidden within some of the bug stop blogs. Be sure to visit all the bug stops to find all your critter choices.
While you are looking for the critters, be sure to check out the blog candy that each designer has to offer you. You don't want to miss out on any of it!

For my project I decided to make a two page layout, from one of the many summer gathering we had last year.

When I was in Florida in January I was able to pick up the Cricut Cartridge Block Party for a really good price. Most of the cuts for this layouts were cut from it.

The beer tub was cut from Country life the ovals were from George and Basic Shapes.

The bottles and ants are both brads ( which will be part of the blog candy)

I used my Cri-Kits Gel pen, and also inked the edges.

The beach ball is from Life a Beach and I added glitter.

The grass was cut from Zooballo and the font from ?

Now for the fun stuff! BLOG CANDY!

One lucky follower with win these BBQ items to make your own page. Please leave a comment and a way to get in touch with you. I know my last winner didn't and I still have not heard from her.
But Wait!

there's more!
On May 24th my blog was one years old so it is time to celebrate! So with this being said.....I will take all the comments from this hop and all the comments from the Nicoletts Birthday Bash Hop that I am also in on June 1st, put the two sets of comments together and draw 1 lucky winner to win a Paper Doll Dressup Cricut Cartridge.

So if you comment on both hops, it will give you two chances!

I will draw for the winner on my Birthday which is

June 10th!

So make sure you comment and make sure you our a follower!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now it is time to send you of to
the amazing Kerie blog so lets go see what she has in store for you today.
Remember, once you have hopped to all the bug stops, it's your turn to show us your Grillin’ & Chillin’ project.
Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project, include one of the hidden critters and link up your project over at BugBites by Midnight CST May 30 to be eligible for the big prize.


jessica said...

GREAT LO! I am very honored to be in this wonderful lineup with you. Love your project!!
TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful layout! super cute!

Amanda said...

SUPER cute layout!! TFS!!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

This layout is just adorable! I love the papers you used and your design. Happy Birthday a bit early :)

Glenda said...

Great looking layout pages! Love the design and all the cuts! So colorful!

Sherrie K. said...

Great layouts! I love the results of this cartridge~block party. A little time consuming with the little pieces but end results~awesome! Great work and thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Awesome layout! I love all the detail you have added.

Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Judy said...

Really cute layout.
Have fun with the hop.

Jessica said...

What an awesome layout! I'm a new follower -- so glad you are featured on this hop. I'm always looking for layout inspiration to get me away from cardmaking, and you've provided it! I especially like the 3D items you added to your pages.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful way to relive the memories of the party of last yr with your awesome layout.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Georgiana said...

Your layout is fantastic. I love the colors you used and the cuts are super cute. I am in the mood to have a picnic now.

Thanks for the chance,
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Peggy Sue said...

what an awesome layout! You put so many great details on it! love it!

DIANA L. said...

What a great Layout. I love all your detail and your giveaway is awesome. Have a fun day, with all your hoppers I am off to hop. Hope to see you over at my blog next week when I'm Chillin'

ScrapinShana said...

So glad to be a part of the hop with you. I love your layout, it is amazing!!

GiGi said...

What a great layout! I love all the details! I really need this cart! :) Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

Larelyn said...

What a fabulous layout. There are so many wonderful details that you just have to keep looking. Great job.

Jamie said...

That's a GREAT lo Jenny! That would be so fun to make. :)

Just A Pac Rat said...

I love this layout, it is sooo cute! I am thinking I need this cart too, LOL! TFS

Tanya said...

Oh my goodness...this layout is amazing! So many wonderful little details I don't know where to look first! I keep going from picture to picture to look "just one more time" it!

DebC said...

This is so adorable! I was wanting to get that lite cartridge that has all the BBQ stuff in it. This really looks like it was alot of work! You did an awesome job as always!
Deb C

Jovan said...

This layout is AWESOME! I love all the details!

Jen_H said...

This LO is unbelievable! You have put so many details into it! Very adorable! TFS!
~~Jen H~~

Shelly said...

Your layout is so adorable! It makes me want to BBQ! Love it!

AJoy said...

Great layout! Thanks for sharing.

nginerd at gmail dot com

Aman said...

Great layout! I will definitely scraplift!

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Love your layout, so bright and cheery. It is just adorable!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

In Love with a Bug said...

I am hungry after looking at your layout! :) I love all of the details too. I hope you are still enjoying SCAL and thanks so much for a chance to win your blog candy. Melanie
mfink197 at gmail dot com

scrappinC said...

Your layout is absolutely adorable. Looks like you had a great time. Love the ants.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Charlotte said...

I just love the LO. The colors are great and the design is fabulous. I do not have the block party cart ridge. But I am now thinking I may have to have it. What a fun blog hop this is!!

Lisa R. said...

Totally cool LO! Great job. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!!! Awesome LO!!! Love all the details!!

Darlene said...

Super cute!!

desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Karen said...

Wow, this is a true feast for the eyes! So many details.. so many elements to enjoy. :o) This is stunning. I'm so happy to have discovered you on this hop! I'll become a follower when Blogger lets me! Should I be the lucky winner, I can be emailed through my blog! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Tami B. said...

This is one of those LO's that you have to take an inch at a time to look at or you'll miss something. Great job.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable lay-out! Love all your details!


K-E Kreations said...

Love your LO! The colors are fabulous.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the detail on the layout.

Kimmarie Baker said...

I love these layouts!!! Looks like me and my hubby! I am a new follower and in the bday hop with you next week. My hubby's bday is June 10th also. :) Come visit my blog

Cathy said...

Your LO's are super cute. I am a follower. Great giveaways. crossing fingers!!!

Cathy said...

Your Lo's are super cute. I ama a follower. Great giveaway, crossing fingers.

katieo said...

Great details. All the yummies need for a BBQ

Kelly G said...

Awesome layout - I love all the little details that you put in. Mammoth effort.
Thouroughly loving this Grillin Hop.
Hugs Kel

sandra said...

Love your layouts they are both super cute!!!

Kim said...

Your layout is fantastic! It screams "summer fun". Great job!


Babe O'Mara said...

Dsrling lsyout. Nice bright colors and very Summery!!!


Debican said...

Holy cow, this LO is so good. You used just the right paper and all those cuts and words just make it so cute. I'm glad to have participated in the hop with you.
Hugs, Debi

shersl84bed said...

Fantastic layout. You sure added a lot of details, makes it super cute.

Smiles Sher

Amy said...

Love this layout with all of the details-you even embossed the beer tub! Thanks for the chance to win- new follower- having trouble leaving a comment though!

uhooi said...

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'Chelle said...

Oh how I love camping! This layout is adorable. TFS

Crafting Misfit said...

So stinkin' cute!!!

christys_scrappin said...

What an adorable layout! OMG! So many details Mom! Great always!

Susan said...

What a fun layout, you did a fantastic job! It kind of reminds me of how magazine ads looked years ago, I love it! Thanks for sharing!


Sandy S. said...

Love love love your layout. I need to get that carts. Looks like so much fun to create with.


AmyJRockstar said...

OMGoodness Honey, looks like you visit us over at FCCB a lot! I'm a Design Team member and it's nice to see you on this hop! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout and can't wait to get the block party cartridge! The images are so darn cute! You did a great job on this with the color coordination and just everything. I would be thrilled to win your goody package to make my own page. :0) Thanks for the chance to win and of course, for the entry for the cartridge. I don't have this one yet. ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

kathlee said...

OMGoodness your LO is absolutely adorable. Lots of detail. Really cute!

Cricutbug said...

What a great layout! Now I want, no need that cart! Lol!

Christine Real said...

I'm gonna have to steal....err..scraplift..this layout! So cute! I am getting ready to go to my 2nd cook-out of the weekend. I don't think mine will look as good as yours!

I am a new follower!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great BBQ layout, love it.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Anonymous said...

LOVE, LOVE LOVE this layout! So much detail! The barrel of beer is such a cute touch. I'm a follower (Deborah) but I'm having trouble posting so I'm using anonymous.

Jessica said...

I love all the detail you put into your LO. You put a lot of time into it. Great way to display your pics. And, Happy Blogoversary, and Happy Early Birthday, and Happy Memorial Day. Shwoo, May and June are a bit busy on your end of things, huh? LOL
Happy to be a new follower!

Anonymous said...

Amazing layoutwith so many dreat details!
Love the ants and the "beer tub" is fantastic!

craftaholic said...

This is a very Cute LO!! I am thinking That I might Need that Cartridge!! TFS!! And the chance to win such a Cool Prize!!
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