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 Dana at Imagine What You Could Do, 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! Here is my project:
Here's what I did:
I used a ladybug box that my in-laws sent with candies in it as the box for my mini album. I just redecorated the outside (because it was covered with Lindt logos).
I made the mini using Doodlecharms blackout circle tags at 3.75 inches. I cut out 10 circles and glued two of them together to make the pages a little sturdier. I cut a bunch of different patterned papers a 1/4 inch smaller, to use as the backgrounds of my pages.I cut 4 ladybugs (my critters!) at 1.25 inches in the shadow feature and added googly eyes, and 2 dragonflies (at the same size) in the regular feature. I decorated with buttons, ribbons, stamps, and brads; making usable pockets on almost ever page.I made a little fold out mini on the second page by cutting a 7 inch by 2.75 inch piece of black card stock (scoring every 2.5 inches). I folded accordingly and used a circle punch to make the little opening on the front, and added ribbon for closure. The sunflower stickers I got at Michael's for a dollar. I used my crop-a-dile to add eyelets to the holes (which I punched out using the crop-a-dile, as well) and used a red binder ring as closer. I took a bunch of scrap ribbons and tied them around the ring.
Now for the fun stuff!!! BLOG CANDY!!! To win this candy all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment!(For some odd reason people are having trouble following my blog, I don't know if anyone else is having this problem or not, but don't worry if you can't, I'll still include you!) Simple as that! I will then pick one lucky person (through random.org) for this prize:
Included is about 60 feet of ribbon (32 pieces, plus the clear container), 1 box of clear photo corners (250 pieces), 14 pages of die cut letters (different shapes, sizes, and colors), 50 Cricut Rewards points that have never been redeemed, and 4 remaining die cuts from my project (3 ladybugs, 1 dragonfly).
I will announce a winner on May 31st.
Next stop….Debra's blog, Debican. See what she has in store for you today.
The line up is as follows:
Ashley http://shellyscrafts.blogspot.com <--- YOU ARE HERE
Debra http://debican01.blogspot.com/ <------NEXT
Pat N www.patsscraps.blogspot.com
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.