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.
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.