Saturday, May 28, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!

Welcome to BugBites first ever Hop, the Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop!

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb of BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops. This weekend it is all about the Grillin’, May 28-30.
 
If you've arrived here from Debra at Debican, you're in the right place! If you're just visiting 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 grillin' project, I created an invitation to a barbeque.
I ran the background paper through the Cuttlebug with the forest branches folder. The edges were punched with a Fiskars border punch. I cut the trees from Give a Hoot at 6". For the trunks, I used Core'dinations Cosmo Cricket wood grain paper. I sanded it to bring out the ridges and then inked them with walnut Distress Ink. For the two outside trees, I used the dots Cuttlebug folder and brushed it with peeled paint Distress ink. For the middle tree, I used the Swiss dots folder for the lighter color and the swirls folder for the outside. I adhered the outer layer with foam dots to give it some dimension. I attached ribbon from Hobby Lobby to the outsides for the pull feature of the card.
Once you pull both sides apart, it reveals the forest barbeque scene. The fire pit folds down to reveal the camp fire, cut from Camp Out. The rocks that make the fire ring were cut from Wild West. The raccoon, fox, skunk, deer and bumblebee were cut from Create a Critter at 2". I cut the roasting sticks from Camp Out and made the little hot dogs myself.
The barbeque banner is from Birthday bash, and I welded two together with my Gypsy and cut the inside letters from Base Camp.
 
I have blog candy! In order to win, you must (1) be a follower and, (2) leave a comment on this post along with a way to contact you if you win. That's it! The winner will be chosen from Random.org and announced on May 31st. Also, I have more blog candy up for grabs. Click HERE to enter to win!
 
Your next stop on the Bug Hop is Glenda at Glenda's Cards. Hop on over to see what awesome project 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.

Here's the lineup in case you get lost along the way: 

Barb     http://bugbites411.blogspot.com/
Jenny    http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
Kerie     http://kerieskafe.blogspot.com
Amber   www.amberscraftsandstuff.com
Deb       http://debspaperpassion.blogspot.com
Amber   www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Dana     http://iwycd.blogspot.com/
Lisa      http://indymermaid.blogspot.com <-------YOU ARE HERE
Glenda  http://www.glendascards.blogspot.com/ <-----NEXT STOP

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping :D

59 comments:

  1. Woweeee...Great invite! You know, I am a huge fan of embossing~I love all the embossing and your critters are adorable. Fantastic job, Lisa!!
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  2. Love your invite and those cute critter!! I tried to become a follower and your follower button isn't coming up...i will try back for sure!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  3. What a great invitation! I love all your critters around the camp fire. So cute!

    Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  4. What an amazing amount of work you have done to make this card, it's brilliant. The embossing looks great on the trees.Have a great weekend, beautiful and sunny here. We went to the Outback Spectacular today here in Australia it was truly an amazing show of Australian Lighthorse and true horsemanship and great for all the family to get together for a dinner and show. Nanna's Dad was a Lighthorse in WW1 and we all really enjoyed the history side as it was special to our family, especially Nanna.

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  5. What a neat treat! The critters inside the card was a total surprise. Love it! I hope I get an invitation like this.

    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

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  6. that is just too cute! I love the embossing! I can't follow you for some reason here but I will!!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

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  7. OMG! This is TOO STINKIN" CUTE!!! I just love it! The little critters inside is so fun! Glad to be a part of this hop with you! =)

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  8. I *LOVE* all the embossing -- great job! Also, could you post how to make this kind of pull-apart card? I'm a newbie eager to try something different!

    I've seen your creations in different challenges, so I'm glad to become a follower!

    TFS!
    Jessica
    http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

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  9. What an awesome invitation! I love how the trees look and all the critters! TFS!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  10. OMG! Your layout is just so stinkin cute! Love the little critters around the campfire cooking marshmellows. Lovely details. TFS! I think I am already a follower but I hit the button again just in case, but blogger is causing me trouble again. TFS
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  11. What an amazing invitation! Love the embossing, animals and the banner--just everything about! I am glad to be on this hop with you!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  12. Very cute card, TFS!

    circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

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  13. All the little guys are so cute! Like the way you used them... http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

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  14. What a fun blog hop!!! Your invite is just tooo cute!
    www.kerieskafe.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow...what an invitation! Amazing amount of detail! Love all the embossing and cute little critters...just adorable. I'm afraid that I am of those bloggers unable to become a follower right now..sure hope they get this problem cleared up soon!

    http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love this invite! So much detail and all the cuts are just adorable! TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom

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  17. Very cute and ORIGINAL invite for a BBQ! Love it!
    Shelly
    mypaperlove.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow! Love your invite! The details are great!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

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  19. This is AMAZING!!!! I love the detail and way the card pulls apart! LOVE IT! :)
    Nita
    nita_t2@yahoo.ca
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow, what an amazing project. I just love all of the details. I would be honored to receive such a great card!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

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  21. Lisa - this is so darn cute! I love all of the woodsy characters. Great invite! Thanks for a chance at your blog candy too. I am a bit partial to the ladybug ribbon you have up for grabs. I wonder why... :) Melanie
    http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com
    mfink197 at gmail dot com

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  22. Oh my word--how stinkin' adorable! Love it--great work.

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  23. Oh my GOSH. This is beyond adorable... I am in love with this sweet forest scene. The details and general design are just incredible. This is a work of art. :o) Excellent work, crafty friend! :o) Should I be the lucky winner, I can be emailed through my blog. :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

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  24. This invite is AWESOME! Love the texture and critters! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

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  25. OMG!!! This card is really cute!! Love how it opens!!
    reissfam10 at aol dot com

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  26. OMG! I don't know how you made that pullout feature, but your card is super!! Love the animals roasting their hot dogs around the fire. Brilliant! Happy to be in the hop with you!--Pat N.

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  27. Wow, you "outdid" yourself with this one. Fantastic!

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  28. Adorable invite! Thanks to blogger back up and running I am now your newest follower! :)
    abusybee24atcoxdotnet

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  29. Such a beautiful card, great job!!!!

    alvinadiaz@msn.com

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  30. Oh, this is such a delightful invitation. Those little critters are having such a cute cookout!!What a great job and creative idea.
    Charlotte

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  31. You are so incredibly talented! You little forest of animals are just Amazing! The trees with the embossing are wonderful. You did a fabulous job.
    TFS!
    Cindy Lou
    http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

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  32. WOW all those little guys and the detail in the trees and background. I am glad i found your blog on this hop. I know I will enjoy following you. I got a peek of the guy in the hammock.
    katieoscreations@gmail.com

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  33. OH MY GOSH! That is the most awesomeness BBQ invite I have ever seen. Just love it. I just called in to say hello - but I am just about to start at the start of the hop and go from there.
    Hugs, Kel

    braydonandkel@bigpond.com

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  34. Hi Lisa. Wow, this invite is the cutest ever. Really nice job cutting and embossing. Very clever idea with the animals and the fire.
    Nice hopping with you. Hugs, Debi

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  35. Beautiful card. Love how it opens up to show the picnic.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  36. This is so clever- I love all the animals "grilling"- Love it!!! New follower- trouble posting comments on site w/google-
    amy.arnold89@comcast.net
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  37. Unique invite! TFS!

    April
    nginerd at gmail dot com
    http://ajoy2scrap.blogspot.com

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  38. Lisa this is so stinking cute, sorry no pun intended, I just adore it, I'm such a sap for critters and just love, love these cartridges, can see all these all over the walls in our Grandson's room lol, but alas no Cricut machine yet, working on it though. :)

    Happy Holiday, hugs, Lori

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  39. Love your invite. Those little critters are so cute. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a chance to win your candy.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  40. This is sooo cute! I love it!

    I am already a follower & fan!

    america57@comcast.net

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  41. What a super cute Layout. Can you believe those little critters up to BBQing on the Memorial day weekend 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'
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  42. Especially like all the critters. I've scheduled my challenge entry to post Mon 5/30 morn & will link afterwards.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow super cute projects. Love all the detail you put into them. Following now and look forward to seeing more of your creations!

    Sandy
    http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

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  44. Awesome work! I love all the embossing with the cuttlebug ~ you've inspired me to use mine more!

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  45. Hey Lisa!

    I couldn't wait to get to your blog to see what you did and sure enough you didn't disappoint! I really love how you do trees on your cards, and the little critters are adorable! I also love your bug card, Mr. Googly Eyes- too funny! Great job!

    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  46. Fantastic card! Love all the embossing and detail you gave to it! Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend!
    TFS!
    Kathie
    Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
    http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

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  47. What a beautiful creation. Wish you all the best and hope you win!

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  48. WOW your card is AMAZING!SUPER job with all the great details my friend!!!:)

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  49. That is the cutest invitation ever. Very detailed. Nice job. jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com
    http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

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  50. Outstanding invitation, i love all the detail of the critters around the campfire.
    Kathy
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

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  51. Wowwwww!!! This invite is amazing!!! Fab candy too!! Am now following thanks for popping over to my blog and letting me know about yours! My email is craftyboots@btinternet.com xxx

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  52. What a cute card!!! I've been a follower for a while now, I check in almost everyday!! Thanks for the oppertunity to win such great products!!!

    Ildi-The Craftin Mama
    ildij3@verizon.net

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  53. I love this invitation. I told the hubby about it because it made such an impression on me. The colors you chose for your little fireside creatures was genius! Great Job.
    :O)

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  54. Your invite is fabulous. love the colors, design and layouts...beautiful. TFS! and would love a chance at your candy. www.justwordz.ca
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

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  55. OH that's just so cute! Please send me invite, never mind the BBQ, I just want the invite! LOL Fabulous work!
    www.JustYolie.com

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  56. Love the invite! The critters are adorable!
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

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  57. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following me. I would have posted a comment on your site, but my friend is helping me today since I am new to the blog world. I can't wait to see more of your designs!!!

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