Saturday, May 28, 2011

Let's BBQ!

Good Morning, Everyone!

Welcome to Luv Scrapping Together. I am thrilled to be in BugBites first ever Bug Hop,
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 Larelyn at Handmade from My Heart, 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 have created a fun summer layout.

Isn't this the cutest! I am not much of a scrapbooker but lately I am just having such a good time putting layouts together! For this layout I used an SVG file called Panda Picnic Party. You can puchase this file HERE. I used Accent Essentials for my scalloped sqaure to create a sky.

I added a hidden tag under one of the photo mats. The letters for my title was cut from the Birthday Bash Cricut cartridge. I had intended to use the shadow feature for letters but realized that the shadow does not work right on this cartridge so I did some faux stitching instead.
Can you see the little weiners sizzling on the grill? For my butterfly I used Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge. This is one of my favorite butterflies. There are some real hidden gems on this cartridge. You should check it out. I added a little stitching for a flight patterned effect. The "grass" comes from Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge but it really isn't the grass it is the sand! I used the hide contour feature on my Gypsy to hide all the little dips and grains of sand. I just liked the gentle curve and thought it made nice grass.
Here are a few more close up pics to see the detail.



I inked all my cuts with Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye and did a lot of faux stiching with my Sakura White Gelly Roll pen. I hope you liked it!

For my blog candy I am giving away a $10 Gift Certificate from one of my favorite on-line stores. Can you guess?

Yep! You got it! Peachy Keen Stamps is one of my absolute favorite stamp stores. I didn't use any on this project but if you look on my side bar you will see a label entitled "Peachy Keen Stamps." All my projects with a PKS is found there.

How you do win this, you ask?

Well that's easy! Just leave one comment under this post with a way for me to contact you if you win. You don't have to follow me but I I LOVE new friends. ;-)

You have until May 30th to leave a comment. I will use Random.org to choose a winner on May 31st.

Now get hoppin'!

Next stop… Amber’s blog, Amber’s Crafts and Stuff. 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.







66 comments:

Sherrie K. said...

OMG!! I love your layout! The panda bears are simply adorable. I love all the details and the stitching is awesome. TFS!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

jessica said...

This is such a super cute LO! I love everything you did...all the colors and the tags are perfect!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

SO cute!! TFS!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

This layout is just adorable! I love the barbequing Pandas and the hidden tag! Awesome! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

so super duper cute!
Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

Judy said...

Really cute layout I love the pull out tags...
Have a great hop.
Judy

Glenda said...

Great layout! Love the ribbons and stitching!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend!
Glenda
http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute layout. Especially like the Pandas since I'm fond of Pandas.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I love how you paired an unexpected critter (the panda) with your grillin' theme -- awesome job!

I'm a new follower -- TFS!

Jessica
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

ScrapinShana said...

OMG! This is just too stinkin' cute! I love the pandas grilling and all the details! Glad to be a part of this hop with you! =)

Larelyn said...

That is just the cutest layout ever! I love the hidden tag idea. Sorry about the link not working - I even tested it. Yikes! Love, love, love the layout.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Such a fun layout! It screams out Summer Time Lets have a picnic! Great details and thanks for sharing the place to purchase the svg file.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEEKKKK This is so super sweet & adorable. Love those pandas.
Angi
http://cokiepopaper.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

I totally LOVE this scrapbook layout! Those pandas are adorable and so is everything else! TOO CUTE! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

Jamie said...

What a Fabulous layout!!! It's adorable. I think I love the cooler! Thanks for a chance to win.

jlowery19@gmail.com

Amy said...

Love your layout and the panda is too cute!Thanks for the chance too win- love those peachy keen stamps!
Amy
amy.arnold89@comcast.net

Just A Pac Rat said...

I love this layout, sooo cute! TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

SiskiyouSue said...

Cute, cute! I really like the journaling tag stuck behind the picture. You could add another picture also, couldn't you?

http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Oh Saundra...this is just amazing! So many adorable little details! Those little hotdogs on the grill are just too cute! Love the bright, happy colors and all your doodling add so much detail...lovin' this!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute Layout!! Love all of the fun cuts you used! Absolutely adorable!!

Kimberly

Jen_H said...

Such an adorable LO! I love the panda bears and all the details. Love the butterfly! So cute! TFS!
~~Jen H~~
jholton0503@yahoodotcom

Shelly said...

This is so cute! Your pandas are ADORABLE! TFS this little cutie!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Peggy Sue said...

Those lil Pandas are adorable! What a great job!
mrsroddy4@aol.com
http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com

Jovan said...

What a great layout!

Aman said...

Love your layout, especially the details! I need try out some SVGs.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Your layout is very cute, love the little pandas. You did a fabulous job!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Glora said...

Those BBQ-ing pandas are so flippin' ADORABLE!!!! I love this LO! Awesome job! Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

DebC said...

cute panda layout! Love all the detail you put into it!
Thanks for sharing! Love finding new blogs!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

Kate said...

This is fantastic! I love all your details - right down to the sizzling wieners!! Those pandas are SO cute!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love all the details! The hidden tag is awesome!

DIANA L. said...

What a super cute Layout. 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

Georgiana said...

BBQing pandas are the best and your layout is magnificent. The red bows add a special touch.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Charlotte said...

What a sweet LO. I love the little pandas. Thanks for sharing where you got the cut file. I really love the cooler and the lawn chair. Great LO.
Charlotte

Marissa said...

I love your layout! It is so cute... and all the details!!! You did a great job!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Lisa R. said...

Wow what a fun summery LO! Love the attention to detail! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com I'm a facebook follower now!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your LO is super cute!!!
Thanks
reissfam10@aol.com

Pat N. said...

Adorable layout, Saundra. Happy to be in the hop with you!--Pat N.

scrappinC said...

Super cute layout. The butterfly is wonderful along with the pandas.
TFS!
Cindy Lou
http://scrappinc.blogspot.com
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

sweetlilscrapper said...

cutest layout ever!!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Adorable lay-out! Love all your fun details! Already a follower abusybee24atcoxdotnet

K-E Kreations said...

What adorable pandas! Your LO is gorgeous.

Alicia said...

Cute layout. Neat to use the pandas instead of people.

adf81175 at juno dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the pandas. Love all the little details.

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

Christine Real said...

This is the sweetest layout! I love it!

I have become a follower of your blog and have also subscribed by e-mail.

america57@comcast.net

katieo said...

I love your ribbon accents and stitching detail
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Karen said...

A panda bear bbq?! Is there anything sweeter? This LO is gorgeous! Sweet accents and a fabulous color scheme make me love this.. and that ribbon is a great choice. I *love* the hidden tag. Such a great idea. Excellent work! Thank you for the opportunity to win. :o)
http://kaleidoscopicsparkles.blogspot.com

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Kelly G said...

This is just the cutest layout I have ever seen. Gotta love those pandas. You have put some gorgeous details into this layout - you should be proud! Hugs Kel

Kelly G said...

Oops - I managed to post before I finished. Just having one of those days. Hugs Kel

braydonandkel@bigpond.com

Kim said...

Love your layout! Enjoying your blog so much I had to become a follower :)

Kim
http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/
u.scrap2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Babe O'Mara said...

What a cute layout. Love the pandas, the tiny hot dogs and the flip flops. Great job with all the details. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Debican said...

How cute is this? Those panda's are so cute. TFS
Hugs, Debi

shersl84bed said...

Wow, super layout. Love all the details you have in this. A lot of work, and it sure shows it. So cute!

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Amy said...

Love the panda layout...so cute!

AJoy said...

Very cute layout! Love the pandas.

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

Crafting Misfit said...

Oh my goodness your pandas are so cute on this LO!

craftingmisfit.blogspot.com

Janette S. said...

What a cute layout - makes me want to go grill!

janetteschulte at comcast dot net

Susan said...

What a great job on the detail! I love the grillin Panda, way too cute! I also appreciate the fact you used the sand image rather than the grass one, very crafty! Anyone that thinks outside the box like that is a perfect person to follow, so I am! :) Thanks!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

Sandy S. said...

Oh my....... adorable layout. Love it. Look forward to seeing more of your creations!
Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

Saundra,
I am SO lucky to work on the same team as you! I ADORE this layout! It's one of the cutest I've ever seen! You are a master with that white gelly roller! All the detail makes this look so professional and finished! I really love the butterfly trail. I'd mess that all up if I tried by hand. :p TFS!

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

kathlee said...

Your LO is too stinkin cute! Love all the detail and the faux stitching! Nice job!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Adorable! The little pandas are too cute!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Very adorable cookout layout.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Jessica said...

Such cute little pandas decked out in the BBQ gear. Great LO!
Happy to have hopped by and become a new follower!
Jessica
strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com
http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

This layout is SO CUTE! Love the grilling Pandas! :) Thanks for the chance to win.
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I missed this fun hop but this LO is absolutely adorable!! I love the cute Pandas and all their BBQ accessories! The colors and all your doodling is fabulous! I love your grass choice too! That sand looks like great!

Rae Finke said...

Wow, this is so super cute! I LOVE everything about your LO. How fun?!