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Saturday, June 4, 2011


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

To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops.
Last weekend was about the Grillin' and this weekend it is all about the Chillin’, June 4-6.

I am so very nervous excited as this is my first ever blog/bug hop! YAY!  Thank you Barb for this opportunity!

If you've come from visiting Cherie, 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 fabulously talented lady along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the 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!

Now for my project!  I created a card that incorporates some of the colors that remind me of summer and  things I love about summer!  Who doesn't love shopping for a new pair of sunglasses, going to the beach, or just chillin' with a nice cold treat on a hot day? Summer is vibrant, bright and so much FUN!!

Recipe:   A2 sized Kraft cardstock card base
                All paper used is from my scrap stash
                1" circle punch and cuttlebug swiss dot folder for background circles
                All cuts were cut at 1": Popsicle, Palm tree,sand castle, dragonfly from
                                                          doodle charms
                                                          Sunglasses from nifty fifties
                                                          Watermelon from stretch your imagination
                Black sticker alphas
                Studio G {fun} stamp, embossing ink pad, black embossing powder, heat gun
                Stampin' UP So Saffron ribbon
                Recollections punch on left side

Next stop... (the ooooh so talented), Diana's blog, I have been a long time follower of hers and she is so talented. 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  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 June 6 to be eligible for the big prize.

 Now for some blog candy! I have up for grabs today a wonderful Posi-Bendr Bow Easy! I will also throw in some embellishments from my stash. If you would like to be eligible to win this blog candy please become a follower and leave a comment under this post. I appreciate every one of my followers/friends.  I will randomly choose a winner on June 7th.

Just in case you lose your way here is the line up!

Barb Start

Jen    H<-----You Are Here

Diana L<-----Your Next Stop 






Thank you so much for hopping along with us!!!
 ~~Jen H~~


Maquel said...

Awesome job on your card for your first ever hop!! Love all the different cuts you used! I'm a new follower!

mderosby at gmail dot com

BugBites said...

Jen- love this project- thanks for posting so everyone can hop along.

Peggy Sue said...

how cute, love all the cuts you used!! I am a new follower!!

Tanya said...

What a great summer-time card! You have everything needed for a summer day! Very cute and congrats on your first hop!

Lisa said...

What a fun card! I love all the colors, cuts and textures! So cute!!

Charlotte said...

What a fun card with all the fun things of summer!
wils6080 at bellsouth dot net

Shelly said...

How cute! Love the variety! New follower!

Barb said...

You certainly did capture some of the great things about summer! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherrie K. said...

What a cute way to display all the things that remind you of summer. Great card! I am a new follower~Thanks for a chance! Would love for you to stop by my blog and follow me too:)
Sherrie K

GiGi said...

What a cute card! I love all the circles with different images! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

Pat N. said...

What a cute cute card. REally looks like summer. I'm following you now and would love to win that Bow Easy; I just saw a demonstration on that and it's neat!

jennyplace2 said...

Excellent card and such a great list of fun summer things! Great colours and love the embossing. TFS!

Jovan said...

Super cute summer card!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute card! I am your newest follower, hope you will pop on over for a visit! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Sarah said...

What a great card! I'm a new follower. Love how many carts you used and your cuts are so fab!


Jenn said...

Congrats on your first hop! Aren't they fun? :) Very cute card, TFS!
hugs, Jenn

Stephanie said...

I love your card. You picked great cuts. I'm a new follower.

Shelly said...

Oooo! I really like your card!

I'm a follower, and I can't wait to see more of your creations!

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Scrappin Melissa said...

Great card! So fun! Good job on your first hop!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

jessica said...

such a fun summery card! I think you did an awesome job! Also great job on your first blog hop! They are super fun
TFS and for the chance to win...I have such a problem making bows, this would come in handy :)
your newest follower

Christine Real said...

This is such a sweet summery card, I was going to say that I wished I could tie a bow like you did, then I looked at your candy and it said Bow Easy? What is Bow Easy and why don't I own one? lol!

shersl84bed said...

Fun summer card. Looks like a lot of work put into this. Love it.

Smiles Sher

earthspirit927 said...

Adorable Card LOve the colors:) Look forward to following and seeing your projects:)

Pixichick said...

I like all elements you included! Really captures everything about summer!


Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute card! Love all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

snowdraak said...

Cute card.
Did you know that Seattle sells the most sunglasses per capita in the United States. Probably because we have so little sun we misplace our sunglasses during all the rain. We have to buy new ones when it finally does get sunny! We finally have sun this weekend.
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Lezlye said...

Love all the little icons on this card!

Rachel said...

I love your card! I've been thinking about using circles in my cards. I usually stick with 90 degree angles because it's easier to work with, but now I notice all my cards are looking very similar. I like how you incorporated 6 circles into your card design. Thanks for the inspiration!

SiskiyouSue said...

Hope you're having fun. I did my first hop last month, it was great!

Jessica said...

Jen, great card!!! I love the swiss dots behind the cutouts..super cute!
Happy to be a new follower.
p.s. I just learned that there is something called a Bow Easy. I must live under a rock...LOL!

Amy E said...

Your card is sooo cute!!!

Thanks for the chance at some awesome candy! I'm a follower now!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the card layout.

Babe O'Mara said...

Cute summer card. Love the colors. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.


Glenda said...

Such a cute summer card! Love all the cuts! Sorry, I can not see the follower button!

Debican said...

Oh yea. This is summer alright. Love your card.
TFS. Hugs, Debi

Melanie Mason said...

That is a super cute card! Great work on your first hop! I look forward to all the others you are involved in!

Thanks for participating in the hop and providing some great inspiration!

Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway .. I could certainly put it to good use!

Your newest follower,
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Your card is fantastic! I love everything about it! Great job with all the elements and summery colors. So bright and pretty! I would love to win your blog candy! I've wanted one of those forever! Thanks for the chance to win. I am a new follower. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

Very cute summer card! TFS

Josie0602 said...

Great summery card!! Your candy is awesome! I really need help making bows and this looks like a wonderful tool!

DIANA L. said...

Hi Jen,
I love your card with all the summertime elements nice job on the challenge.

JanJan808Kreate said...

Such a kute kard..just became a follower...hope you do the same..

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