Saturday, May 28, 2011

It's the Grillin' & Chillin" Bug Hop!

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites, is hosting two consecutive weekends of
 "Bug Hops".  How fun is that?

This weekend we're all about Grillin'.  Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the
Grillin' and Chillin' theme.
If you've come from Kerie's blog, you're buggin right along.  If you just dropped in to visit my blog and think you'd like to hop along, you can click HERE to start from the beginning.

OK, here's the exciting news - you, too, can participate by creating a project and linking it up to BugBites for a chance to win a Big Prize.  But, there's a twist.  Your project must include 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 your critter choices.  And, be sure to check out the blog candy being offered along the way.

For my Grillin' project I made my very first side step card!! 


I just love this little bird with all its layers from Three Birds on Parade.  I used Accent Essentials to create the frame for the sentiment.  The sun is from A Child's Year and the grass from Plantin.  The picnic goodies are from an embellishment pack. 

Now for the blog candy.  If you're kind enough to leave a comment, your name will go into a drawing to win 2 chipboard 6 x 6 album kits. Just a little thank you for stopping by.  If you'd care to become a follower, that would be wonderful.  Do you see how close to 200 followers I am?
 Be sure to let me know how to contact you.
 The winner's name will be posted on Tuesday, May 31.

Your next stop is Saundra at  http://luvscrappingtogether.blogspot.com.  Hop on over to see what she has for you today.
If you get lost along the way, you can return to Bug Bites for a list and the links to all the bug stops.

Remember, once you have hopped to all the bug stops, it's your turn to show us your Grillin' and Chillin' project.  Make sure to include a Cricut cut and one of the hidden critters.  Link up your project at
BugBites by Midnight CST May 30 to be eligible for the big prize.

Hugs and Happy Crafting,
Larelyn

50 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

Woweee....What an amazing side step card. Your work on the details is fantanstic! I love how this came together for you:) TFS!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Wonderful card! I love it! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great Memorial day weekend!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

Amanda said...

This card is amazing!! TFS! I am a new follower.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

This is so adorable! I can't believe it's your first side step card - you did an awesome job! And I love those picnic goodies! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Love this, I think the design is just so cute.
Have a great hop.
Judy

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Awesome side step card, Larelyn!! I've never made on of these. Going to have to give it a try one of these days.

Hugs,
Saundra
Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Glenda said...

Wow! Larelyn! Fantastic side step card! You did a great job! Love the little bird-- I had looked at that cut too. All your embelllishments and details are perfect!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Peggy Sue said...

That side step is kickin! How great! I love the plate and untensils, what a scream! be sure to check out http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com/ next weekend for my Team Chillin project!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Jessica said...

I'm totally in love with your card!! You've just inspired me to try a sidestep. :)

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

ScrapinShana said...

Your card is FABULOUS!! I'm going to have to try and make one of these. Glad to be a part of this hop with you!! =)

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! That is one good looking step card! Looks so inviting! Great details. TFS
jennyplace26@gmail.com

GiGi said...

This card is SO COOL! I love how the silverware look! AMAZING! Thanks for the chance to win. I am unable to follow at the moment because its not showing up on any blogs but I will be back!
booger1 at tds.net

Jamie said...

Awesome card Larelyn! It's really wonderful. What a fun blog hop. Thanks for a chance to win.
jlowery19@gmail.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

Very cute card, love the design! TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Cute card. I haven't tried a side step card yet, but you have inspired me. Guess that'll be next on my list. Thanks!
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Larelyn...your 1st step card??? Wow...what an amazing 1st for you...this card is delicious! So many great details...that cute little bird is just perfect for your card! Love the papers, the grass, watermelon and those little picnic embellishments are the perfect finish...love it! You have out-done yourself this time friend of mine!

Jen_H said...

What an adorable sidestep card! You did an amazing job! Love the details! TFS!
~~Jen H~~
jholton0503@yahoodotcom

Jovan said...

Super cute card!

Michele said...

What a FANTASTIC card! I'm inspired. I'm new to scrapping and card making. Definitely will be a follower!

Shelly said...

Wow, fantastic! You did a SUPER job on your card! Love the details!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Aman said...

Wow! I would love to receive this card! Love the details

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your card is amazing, so detailed, I just love it! Just became a follower of your blog!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

DebC said...

WOW this is super cute! Love the little forks and spoons and all the papers you used are so fitting! Thanks for sharing.
dsc105@live.com

Kate said...

This is so fun! That bird really is adorable. The utensils are fantastic! I love all the layers and dimension that you've added. Great job!

DIANA L. said...

What a great card. 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'
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

what a cute card! I love it!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Charlotte said...

Oh wow Larelyn, This is such a fantastic card. I love your use of all the different cartridges. The embellishments are so adorable. Great card!!!
Charlotte

scrappinC said...

OMG! Your card is fabulous!!!!! I love all the picnic supplies. I would love to become a follower, but it still isn't working. I will come back and become a follower once it is fixed.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

Lisa R. said...

Wow!!! Awesome side step card. Love the picnic cuts! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

sweetlilscrapper said...

what a cute idea!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

BunnyFreak said...

Love the card. That is one of my favorite cartridges too. Love the picnic embellishments.

http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Christine Real said...

Larelyn,
Do you know that I actually own every cart that you used to make this card? I am so happy! I usually go to a blog, see a card that I love, but I can't make it because I don't own all of the carts. I am going to mark this as a favorite so I can come back this summer when I have more time and make this card. I have also become a follower of your blog and I have subscribed to you by e-mail. If you have a chance, please answer this question; what size did you cut the Accent Essentials Frame? I always have trouble with that, I cut it too big or too small, thanks!

america57@comcast.net

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness , your card is awesome. I a, going to try one.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

katieo said...

It is fantastic idea that you used cricut cuts and embellishments together So much detail. Sometimes I get so involved with my Cricut that I forget about all the stickers and embellishments I bought pre-cricut days.
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with that birdie! Sweetest chef ever. :o) I love the entire card and that lovely birdie just makes everything even better. I'm happy to be a new follower! This is why I love blog hops... finding new great blogs. :o) Thank you for the opportunity to win!
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Kelly G said...

Awesome card. I have just become follower 200 - how awesome is that. I just found your blog through the Grillin Hop and I am feeling very inspired by your creativeness. Hugs Kel

braydonandkel@bigpond.com

Babe O'Mara said...

Great side step card. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with all of us. I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Debican said...

I'm a follower. I really like your projects. I don't always leave comments. I know I should but if i'm not signed in...well you know.
You did a great job on your side step card. I just ordered Three birds on parade for $19.95.
I used some beach embleshments. Those things come in so handy. Great to be in the hop with you. Hugs, Debi

shersl84bed said...

Fantastic card. Love the style of the card, and the little plate, and silverware. Such a fun card.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

AJoy said...

Super cute card!

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

Crafting Misfit said...

Love the bird! I am a new follower.

craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

How cute is this... I can't wait to see you Thurs... and Friday... I want to hear all about your copic classes... hugs

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful 3D look to this. I've scheduled my challenge entry to post Mon 5/30 morn & will link afterwards.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hi Larelyn!

What a fabulous card! I'm already a follower, and this card is a perfect example of why I do! You have some fantabulous talent! (pun intended). :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Sandy S. said...

Wow, your card is absolutely wonderful. Love all the detail you put into it!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

Hello Sweet Lady! Nice to see you on such a lovely hop as this. Your first side step card is FANTABULOUS!!! I have yet to attempt one because they look so tricky, but wow, this is just awesome! Great embellishments, colors, and I really love the cut you used to frame the words. Great work! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy too!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & FCCB DT Member)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

kathlee said...

What a great step card! They are so fun aren't they? This one is just great from the colors down to the embellishments. Beautiful! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Amy said...
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Amy said...

Finally can post a comment- I have been trying for 2 days- something was wrong! Love the sidestep card and your take on the challenge is adorable! Love the little plate and napkins! I am a new follower-
http://www.amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

You are so right, that bird is to be loved! Your entire creation is FANTASTIC. And congrats on over 200 followers.
Happy to have hopped by and become a new follower!
Jessica
strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com
http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

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