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!!!


BugBites said...

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.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

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"

Amy said...

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!

Jenn said...

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

Happy Hopping from a fellow Team Chillin' member!!


Jessica said...

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


Peggy Sue said...

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

kmcilrath said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa said...

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

littlen said...

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

Maquel said...

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

TropicalWon said...

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

Amanda.peterman at gmail dot com

L.B. said...

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

Mary said...

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

stockg7 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

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!

Charlotte said...

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

iluvmybugs said...

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

Shelly said...

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

Barb said...

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

ScrapinShana said...

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

Sherrie K. said...

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

GiGi said...

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

Pat N. said...

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

jennyplace2 said...

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.

Lezlye said...

Great card! Wow that was a lot of cartridges!

Cricut Couple said...

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

Jovan said...

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

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Very cute! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Christine Real said...

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

Sarah said...

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


Jenn said...

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

Mel said...

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.


Stephanie said...

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

Maureen Reiss said...

This is awesome!!!! I love it!!!

Shelly said...

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!!!

Cherie said...

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

Melissa said...

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

mzcherub2009 at att dot net

Jen_H said...

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

Scrappin Melissa said...

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

jessica said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

shersl84bed said...

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

Smiles Sher

jenni said...

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

earthspirit927 said...

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


Sharon said...

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

Gravelprincess said...

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

Lynne said...

Definitely makes you think of summer and OHH to relax.

Pixichick said...

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

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

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

snowdraak said...

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

JustYolie said...

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

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

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

SiskiyouSue said...

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

Marionment said...

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

Amy E said...

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

Jessica said...

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

BunnyFreak said...

Love the cricket on the beach chair.

Melanie Mason said...

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

Glenda said...

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!

Debican said...

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

Suzy said...

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. :)

nanapuddin said...

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

AmyJRockstar said...

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

Ms. Daiquiri said...

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


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

Heather said...

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

Marianne said...

Awesome card! i love the grasshopper!

Josie0602 said...

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

DIANA L. said...

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

Vivi Martínez said...

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