Saturday, June 4, 2011


Hello and Happy Saturday Everyone!
I hope you are all ready for a fun Blog Hop today
to Celebrate SUMMER!!!! Yes... it's that time of
year where everyone wants to be outside grillin'
and chillin' out with their friends!
This is the Bug Bites Very first time Hosting a Blog Hop!
She also has a Challenge on her blog
for a chance to win a great prize... So make sure you
join in on the challenge right after you hop through
all the stops! :o)  So if you just got here
from Heather's Blog then you're on the right track!
If you've gotten lost along the way or missed some
other wonderful blogs Start here at Bug Bites!
I guess I will show you my project for this
Fun Chillin' & Grillin' Hop!

You guys are not gonna believe this but I actually
used (7) cartridges for this card! I Know I've shocked
a lot of you! Trust me I was shocked too when I realized
I needed to pick things from so many cartridges! :o)

Card Stock, Ink - Stampin' Up
Designer Paper - DCWV
Peachy Keen Face Stamp - Happy Lashes 3/4"
Signo white gel pen, Apricot Zig Pen, Black Zig Pen
Cartridges - Pooh & friends (SUN) Cut @ 1 1/2" (2x's)
Life's a Beach - (Drink) Cut @ 1 1/4"
(Chair) Cut @ 2 1/2"
Live Simply - (Cricket) Cut @ 3/4"
Easter - (Grass) Cut @ 1" (5x's)
EDPD - (Grill) Cut @ 5 1/4"
From my Kitchen - (Steak) Cut @ 1 1/4"
Cuttin' Up - (Party Time) Cut @ 1 1/2"

I designed this card in my Design Studio when I was
trying to figure out what to make.... I normally
don't do Summer themed Cards so this was a
challenge for me... Which I think I did pretty good! LOL
Here is one of the hidden Critters you are looking for....
Can you see it in my Project? :o)
The next stop on our Chillin' & Grillin' Blog hop is
the TALENTED Peggy Sue! BUT.... Before you leave
I have some blog candy to give away!

Cricut Solutions Cartridge -Campout by Provo Craft

Since this is a SUMMER blog hop I thought it would be fitting
to giveaway the CAMP OUT Cartridge! I know we use to go camping during the
summer months and I figure a lot of you do! So if you would like to win
this great cartridge you need to be a follower or become one and
leave a comment! I will announce the winner on June 7th!
Thanks for stopping by and have an AWESOME DAY!!!


  1. wow- 7 carts for a small!!!
    It is a great summer card and I love the details with the bug on the chair and the steak on the grill. Thanks for being part of the hop.

  2. Like your fabulous chillin' card. Such creativity! Now I can get started on mine and look for the critter choices of which I have 2 or maybe all 3 so far.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. 7 cartridges must be a record! Cute card and great job on creating the summer card! Already a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I need that cart!!! You card is so cute and fun!! I am now a follower.

    Happy Hopping from a fellow Team Chillin' member!!


  5. SEVEN carts -- WOW! But they all worked together to make your card amazing.


  6. You rocked it!! Whoo Hoo! Looks awesome!!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. You perfectly blended grillin' and chillin' together! Awesome, awesome card!! Love it!

  9. 7 carts to make one card? that's got to be a record of some kind. great card. tfs.

  10. 7 carts?!?!? Wow!! great job though! I love scene cards and you knocked it out of the park!! I'm a new follower!

    mderosby at gmail dot com

  11. Really cute summer card!! Love the grasshopper!! Thanks for sharing this with us!!

    Amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

  12. Very fun card (7 carts awesome! my book that means you use your carts welland can buy more!))

  13. Your card is fabulous, I love that little cricket!! Great job!

    stockg7 at yahoo dot com

  14. Wow lady...7 carts?! I know this must have taken many hours, but it is soooo worth it! It's the ultimate summertime card with all the bases covered. Right now to the bugs! Love the grill and steak and the drink and...I could go on and on. Let's just say it's the perfect summer card...and I love it!

  15. i just love all the detail of your card. It is obvious that you put so much thought and work into it!!!!

  16. What a fun summer card Theresa!! Love all the details!!!
    (Good luck with your computer and have fun shopping!!!)

  17. Oh my gosh--- this is chillin! Great detail!
    Your newest follower,

  18. OMG--7 cartridges on one card?! They all came together perfectly! I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. Hi Theresa! Love this card and 7 carts, wow!

  20. WOW! Great card. I LOVE the detail and the cute scene you've created. Fantatic job! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Sherrie K

  21. What a great card! I too have ended up using alot of different carts, but it's worth it for the finished project! I love the little grass hopper! :) I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win!
    booger1 at

  22. What an adorable card--you hit both themes. Lots of cartridges you used; but nothing wrong with that!! Thanks for a chance to win your cartridge; what a nice giveaway. I'm already a follower. Thanks, --Pat N

  23. 7 Cartridges! and this is why I totally love my gypsy! Axesome fun summer the cool relaxing drink on the lawn chair, totally love the whole thinks. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the yummy candy. I have so many pictures of camping that need to be scrapbooked and this would come in so handy.

  24. Great card! Wow that was a lot of cartridges!

  25. Oh Theresa, It's just a fantastic card!!! I love all the different cuts and the dimension is wonderful!

  26. OMG...What a great card! I love all the details, that is definitely a chillin summer day!

  27. Very cute! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  28. Wow! This is a great card! I can really see all the hard work you put into it!

  29. 7 cartridges! You rock. Love it. And let me know when the yummy steaks on the grill will be ready ;)


  30. Great card! I love how you used a variety of cartridges! TFS :)
    hugs, Jenn

  31. That is a lot of carts to use for one card!!! Don't you just love the Design studio... I'm totally addicted to mine!!! TFS.


  32. Love your card. You chose great cuts. It's amazing how quickly we can use a ton of carts, isn't it?

  33. This is awesome!!!! I love it!!!

  34. I ABSOLUTELY love your card! I didn't even notice the little grasshopper till you mentioned it, though! It's soooo cute!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  35. I love what you did with your card, and I think it totally captures summer! I can't believe that you used 7 different cartridges! It awesome how they flow so well together!! Thanks for sharing, I am new follower!

    cherie.goyer at

  36. Your project is adorable, thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

    mzcherub2009 at att dot net

  37. What an adorable card! I love all the cuts and colors you used. TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~

  38. Great card! 7 cars wow!!
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  39. Such a fun summery card! I love that you put so much detail into this card! It looks awesome!
    TFS and for the chance to win

  40. Can't believe you used so many cartridges! LOL... It looks great :)

  41. Lovely summer card, great colors, wonderful design. Your grasshopper on the chair is too cute.

    Smiles Sher

  42. Great job on your firt summer card, it is darling!

  43. What a great card! Wow 7 carts though:) DID you realize you used that many? It turned out fabulous:)


  44. Awesome card Theresa!!! Love everything about it!!! Looks so very inviting. Steak and drink. Perfect!!! :)

  45. I love your card, makes me want to have a cook out!! Love your colors and the touch of glitter!!

  46. Definitely makes you think of summer and OHH to relax.

  47. 7 carts, you are a dedicated papercrafter! Your card looks great.

  48. Cute fun card! Love the smiling sun, the pineapple drink and the grill. Everything looks perfect together. Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

  49. Great card! OMG 7 carts though - you rock. I love the drink.
    I would love to win a camping cart!
    I follow you.
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

  50. Fantastic summer card! Love it! I'm a new follower.

  51. super cute alot of work 7 carts?????

  52. So cute! That pineapple looks good enough to eat... or drink!

  53. I am in love with this card!! Great job.

  54. What a cute card!! And I love your litle cricket!

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

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  55. Wow, 7 carts used...I am shocked. You put a lot of time and love in this one! Love the card. I see the cricket...
    Happy to be a new follower.
    strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com

  56. Love the cricket on the beach chair.

  57. Great card .. it really looks amazing!

    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

  58. A perfect summer card! Love all the cuts! This must have taken a lot of time, but it is fantastic!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

  59. Great summer card. It does have the feel of a summer cook out. TFS
    Hugs, Debi

  60. What a fun card!I love the lawn chair and pineapple drink. The stitching is fabulous! O how I would love to win the Camp out cart! Going to Colorado this summer :) Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)

  61. Wow! 7 carts! really cute card! TFS! I'm already a long-time follower! love your blog!
    nanapuddin at wildblue dot net

  62. OMGoodness, this card rocks! How hard was it to make using 7 cartridges with Design Studio? I'm planning on buying that next month so I'd love to know how easy it is to work with or not. If you get a chance, please leave me a comment or an email. I'd be so excited to win this fun cartridge! I really, really want it, as I don't have it yet and it IS perfect for summer. ;) Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new (happy) follower.

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

  63. You did a great job.. very fun and summery!

  64. Love the card!! So cute!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  65. Wow, that's a lot of cartridges in one card!! Love it! I love the little grasshopper!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

  66. Awesome card! i love the grasshopper!

  67. Super card!! I love that you used so many cartridges to create it and made it all blend together so well!

  68. Super job on the challenge very cheerful and happy nice colors.

  69. Great job putting together all those cuts. This is a FANTASTIC summer card. Love the scene you recreated.
    Thanks for the chance to win!