Saturday, May 28, 2011

BugBites Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop

It's Memorial Weekend, and we are celebrating with BugBites first ever, Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop. This weekend is all about Grillin" (May 28 - 30). (Next weekend is Chillin'). If you have come from  Jessica's blog Chick-n-Scrap, you are in the correct place. If however, you just happened across my blog and you would like to play along, click here to start at the beginning.

Each designer is featuring a project with the Grillin' & Chillin' theme, and you can play also. All you need to do is make a project with the Grillin' & Chillin theme and link it up over at BugBites for a chance to win a Big Prize. BUT, there is a twist!!! You must include at least one Cricut cut AND at least one critter that is hidden somewhere on some of the blogs. Check them all out to find all the critter choices (not all designers have hidden critters). In addition, don't forget to look for the Blog Candy that each of the designers are offering.

So let's get on with this bug is my project...I decided to make an invitation:

Then open it up:

Finished project (closed): 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"  (opened): 4 1/2" x 10 7/8"

Cardstock: Gray, White, Dark Red, Yellow, Light Yellow, Tan, Patterned Paper, Vellum (ice cubes) and Clear Craft Plastic (glass).
Cricut Cartridge Wild Card Invite, page 37 (Base)
Cricut Cartridge Elegant Edges Circle 1, page 45 (Shift Base) and Butterfly (Scalloped Square), page 30 (Shift Base)
Cricut Cartridge Just Because Lemonade, page 69 (Layer 1 Base and Shift, Layer 2 Base and Shift, and Layer 3 Shift) (I cut off the straw portion of the image)
Cricut Cartridge Simply Charmed HotDog, page 49 (Shift Base [Hidden Contour on Face on Bun], Layer 1 Shift and Layer 2 Shift)
Cricut Design Studio
HamptonArt Clear Stamps Father's Day
Sticko Classic Clear Stickers Ants XL
Brown and Red Pigment Ink
Computer Written Invitation Chalkduster and Arial Fonts
Mounting Tape

And now for my Blog Candy......Woo Hoo

I thought I would include: Nicole Stickers (BBQ And Drinks), Mrs Grossman's Stickers (Fast Food), Queen & Co Pearls (Red And Black), Jolee's Boutique Stickers (LadyBugs), Jolee's By You (Hotdog and Burger & Fries) and Inkadinkado Clear Stamps (Patterned Bugs).

To be eligible to win, you need to be a follower and leave a comment on THIS post. Please leave a way for me to contact you. You have until Midnight EST on Monday, May 30th. I will post the winner on Tuesday, May 31st.

Time to move onto your next stop with Ashley at I'm sure she has something wonderful to share with you. Here is the entire list of blogs for the hop just in case you get lost along the way:

Don't forget when you are finished hopping along, create your own Grillin' & Chillin' project and link it at Bugbites by May 30th Midnight CST. Remember to include a Cricut cut and at least one hidden Critter. You just might win a prize.

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment to be eligible for the blog candy...Good luck.

imagine what you could do....


  1. Great job in your invite, Dana! TFS!
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Sherrie K

  2. What a wonderful job Dana!!
    I love that invite :)
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

  3. What an awesome invite, Dana! That lemon wedge totally looks real and the hot dog good enough to eat! So adorable! TFS! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

  4. Really cute invite. I love it! have a great hop.

  5. Love the invitation! I am now a follower!

    Happy hopping!

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  6. What a great invite, I would come!! lol

  7. Super cute invite! I love the ice cubes in the lemonade -- great touch! Also, I liked seeing Elegant Edges used; I bought it last night and am itching to play with it today. :)


  8. Love this invitation, who could say no to a party when getting this kind of invite?! Glad to be a part of this hop with you! =)

  9. Very cute invitation! Love it! I enjoy being in this fun hop with you!

  10. What a great invite! I just love the hot dog and the way you did the envelope!
    booger1 at

  11. Very cute invite! Love the details. TFS!

  12. Very cute invite, TFS!

  13. Cute invitation. I'm really frustrated that the follower buttons are missing today!

  14. Great invite ~ love all the details!!!
    What a fun blog hop :-)

  15. Dana your invite is adorable! Love the shape of it and don't you just love Elegant Edges? The hot dog and lemonade are so it!

  16. This is adorable! I love the cuts and the shape of the invite! Great job! TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~

  17. Cute invite! I think I want a hot dog! Nicely done!

  18. Great invite! Thank you for including the recipe for your project!!!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  19. Cute invitation, love the Elegant Edges cartridge, it is so cute!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  20. What a great invitation! It sure makes me want to attend! That hot dog looks fantastic!

  21. Cute invitation--I love the glass of cool refreshing lemonade!

  22. Totally cool invite! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

  23. Your invite is super cute!! TFS
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

  24. I love your project. I really like the way it opens and you see such a cute invitation. This is adorable. It makes me want to get the elegant edges cart. This is such a fun blog hop!!

  25. Way too cute invitation! The ice cubes and lemon wedge are terrific.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  26. Love how you made a seal for the invite.

  27. Great design for an invitation. Thanks for the details.

  28. What a fantastic invite - I had never thought of doing an invite that way. Very clever indeed.
    Hugs Kel

  29. Love the invite, fun card.

    Smiles Sher

  30. Love your invite. TFS!

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  31. Love your invite with all the great details. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. I'm a new follower.


  32. This invitation is just adorable! Love it!

    I am a follower! Cobi & Niki are sweeties!

  33. What a super cute invite. I love your your colors and thanks for the chance to win . 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'

  34. Your invitation is a keeper as opposed to one that someone would toss away. I'm a new follower. I've scheduled my challenge entry to post Mon 5/30 morn & will link afterwards.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  35. Love your invite. Following now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!


  36. Very cute! I love the invite!


    PS I am a follower but the only way I can post is anonymously.

  37. I love the look of your invitation! Great job!


  38. That invite is too stinking cute! Very creative...I love it! Hope you are having fun this first official weekend of summer!

  39. Love your BBQ invitation and envelope.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  40. No need to answer my question from the Day 2 comment I just left. I came to day 1 and it was answered...LOL. Love the inking on the hot dog and love the invitation. Great Job.
    Happy to have hopped by and become a new follower!
    strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com


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