Welcome to BugBites first ever Bug Hop - Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop!!! To celebrate the beginning of summer, Barb over at BugBites is hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops. This week it's all about the Chillin' - June 4-6.
If you've come from visiting Priscilla, you're in the right place! If you are just a regular visitor to my blog, and would like to play along with our Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop, click HERE to start from the beginning! The entire line-up is posted at the end of my project, in case you get lost along the way!
Each designer along the bug trail is featuring a project based on the Grillin' and Chillin' theme. What's more exciting, is that 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 include 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 and visit all the bug stops to find all your critter choices. While you're looking for 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, nothing makes me think of summer like a tall frosty glass of lemonade! The thought of sitting on a porch swing, feeling the breeze, and sipping fresh homemade lemonade sounds like a little slice of heaven! Still don't have a porch swing, but a girl can dream, right? So, here is the card I made to celebrate that dream:
The glass of lemonade and the sentiment were cut from the cartridge Just Because Cards. I covered the assembled images with Glossy Accents, and coated them with fine glitter to give them a "frosty" effect.
For the Baker's twine, I needed it to look a little more vintage, so I rubbed it around on one of my Tim Holtz distress ink pads and let it dry before tying it around and putting a simple knot in it.
The image and sentiment are both pop-dotted from the background to give it some great texture! And to finish it off and make it really sparkle, I put some Glossy Accents around the outside edges of the card, and covered that with some Martha Stewart coarse and chunky glitter...I LOVE the extra sparkle!
For my blog candy, I will be giving away a GREAT summer cartridge...
...LUAU!!! Just leave a comment and a way for me to reach you if you win!!!
Here is the entire blog line-up, in case you get lost along the way!
Heather - You are HERE!
Theresa - This is your next stop!