Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grillin’ & Chillin’ Bug Hop!

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

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 Chillin’, June 4-6.

If you've come from visiting Maureen at Mo’s Addiction, 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!

For this hop, I decided to post my favorite chillin’ drink in a scrapbook layout! My friend Emily and I created this while relaxing beach side at my parent’s cabin in Northern Minnesota. We did take a trip to the store to pick out our goodies, so we knew it was going to be pretty delicious. After some careful considerations we named it “Beach Bum.” I have made it for several friends, and they love it! (It you do not like alcohol, you can eliminate the alcoholic beverages, and mix Mt. Dew with Blue Raspberry Mixer (and if you add a little Sprite, I bet it would be delicious too!) The best part is that it turns a beautiful turquoise color!

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And a close up of the recipe

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I used Echo Park’s Summer Days collection for this layout. My cricut cuts were “BEACH BUM” from the Making the Grade Font, and Designers Calendar (Martini glass). I used stickles for the glitter, and my i-rock for the jewels! I love my i-rock so much, that I thought, why not give one away! So if you would like to win and i-rock with some jewels, please leave me a comment. I will announce a winner on June 7th! If you would like to follow me, that would be so nice, but I will not require you to do so. So make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win! Here is a picture of my giveaway! (if there is space in the box I might throw in a few little extras too!)

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Next stop...Jen H’s blog, Krafting & Kreating with Jen. 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 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 June 6 to be eligible for the big prize.

peace.love.dove.

56 comments:

BugBites said...

Awesome!!- I gotta try this recipe. Going to be hot today so will be perfect.
Wow- I can't believe your giving away and i-rock, how awesome is that. Thanks for being part of the hop.

Tracey said...

Fabulous layout....love the sound of that drink, thanks for the close up of the recipe.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your fabulous chillin' drink layout. Especially like the use of banners in your layout . Thanks for opportunity to win an i-rock which a friend of mine has & likes alot & now I can get started on mine and look for the critter choices of which I have 1 so far.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Cute layout- love all of the glittery sparkle! Thanks for the chance to win and I'm a new follower as well!
http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Love your layout AND the recipe!!!
Happy Hopping from a fellow Team Chillin' hopper!!

Jenn
scraps2happen@gmail.com

Peggy Sue said...

What an awesome layout! Those papers are great, love the penant!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Lisa said...

This layout is so awesome and I have got to try that recipe! I love the crystals on the banner!

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)gmail.com

Maquel said...

Awesome recipe LO! Sounds like a super yummy drink, too! I may just have to try it! :) TFS! I'm a new follower!

mderosby at gmail dot com

Lisa G. said...

Great layout! Love all the bling!

Charlotte said...

Love the recipe LO and love the recipe. If I drink it, I will definitely be a bum. LOL

Shelly said...

Wow! what a LO! I love it! I became a follower and will try this recipe!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Barb said...

I love the colors on your layout and all the glittery accents! I would LOVE an i-Rock! It is at the top of my wish list. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/

ScrapinShana said...

I love me some Mt. Dew, so I will def. have to try this drink!! Cute layout, I never thought to scrap a favorite recipe, such a clever idea. I love the bling you added to the clouds =)

Sherrie K. said...

Your layout is great! I love the Minnesota Twins glass, Yeah! I will have to try that recipe, it sound yummy! Your cabin sounds like it might be in my neck of the woods. I live near Lake Superior~Thanks for a chance, already a follower.
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

What a great layout! I love the recipe on there...such a great idea! I am a new follower and thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at tds.net

Maureen Reiss said...

Love your LO!!! Your recipe sounds YUMMY!!! I need to try this!! lol

jennyplace2 said...

What a COOL layout, I will have to mark this as a favorite for later and just mix me up a few of those yummy sounding drinks! TFS!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Jovan said...

Very cute layout! The drink sounds really good!

Pat N. said...

Adorable layout--like that you included the recipe; so cute! And the papers are great. Thanks for teh chance to win your blog candy.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Sarah said...

Love, love, love it :) You know I'd be all about having my tasty drink in the Twins glass! Great work!

Sarah :)

Stephanie said...

Love the LO. That drink looks so good, wish I had one. I'm a new follower.

Shelly said...

That sounds delicious! I'm gonna have to try it!

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

Thanks for the chance to win!!!

crazyfroglady824@yahoo.com
shellyscrafts.blogspot.com

Scrappin Melissa said...

How fun is that to have a drink you created all your own!
Cute recipe layout too!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Jen_H said...

This drink sounds yummy! Will have to get everything together and try it at the next get together. Love all the cuts and colors! This LO is So pretty! TFS!
~~Jen H~~
jholton0503@yahoodotcom

jessica said...

What a great LO! I love that you put the recipe on it! Must give it a try :)
Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Christine Real said...

What a great idea! Ok, so I have to know...what is Island Punch Pucker? I am on my way to the Ocean...leaving tomorrow, I will drink any drink made with Mountain Dew...lol! This sounds like a good drink to me! I want one!

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

sweetlilscrapper said...

too cute! would love to win! :)

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

shersl84bed said...

Super cute recipe page.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

earthspirit927 said...

LOve the LO I am going to have to drive this drink sounds YuMMY:)

Pixichick said...

Very cute idea. I love the paper you used.

pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com

Cricutbug said...

Love this! The drink sounds delish!

Craftelicious.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Great layout! Don't you love the Echo Park Summer Days paper? I can't get enough of it right now. Happy to find your blog via the hop!

Kim
http://uscrap2.blogspot.com/
u.scrap2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute layout. Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

snowdraak said...

What a great layout. The drink is making me thirsty. I am going to have to get the ingredients to make one. We finally have warm enough weather to enjoy a tall cool drink.
Alison
I follow you
fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

Lillian Child said...

Love your page!! So creative. Thanks for sharing!

SiskiyouSue said...

Love the polka dots and the pennant, so bright!
http://siskiyousue.blogspot.com

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Love the Recipe and Layout!

Janice
www.cricutconfessions.com

Jessica said...

Awesome page. I love the colors and all the extra added **bling** on the banner and **sparkles** on the clouds are fantastic. TFS the recipe for what sounds like it would be a yummy drink :O)
Love the blog candy, too!
:O) Happy to follow!
Jessica

Amy E said...

Your page is just awesome! And the drink sounds delicious!!

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

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Marionment said...

I already have my list in hand so I can try this recipe. Oh, Yes, great layout.
marionment@msn.com

BunnyFreak said...

Great recipe page.

http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

Scrapper69 said...

You know I'm gonna try this receipe now! LOL LOVE the LO for it to.... So cute and great paper! :o)
Theresa (www.miislucky.blogspot.com)

Babe O'Mara said...

Fabulous layout and that recipe sounds really good. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

silvia said...

Cute page!! I am going to try your recipe!

Glenda said...

Cute layout page! Love the jewels and stickles! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize! Sorry, I do not see your follower button!
Glenda
http:/glendascards.blogspot.com/

Debican said...

Thanks for the recipe. Such a nice LO. Great papers and colors. TFS
Hugs, Debi

Melanie Mason said...

Oh wow that looks soooooo good! I am for sure going to be trying that drink this summer! Thanks for the recipe!!

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
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Suzy said...

What a fun recipe layout! Really cool. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

Susan said...

LOL, I love how Northern Minnesota inspired a new drink, don't cha know! Your layout is perfect for the picture of your new creation!

TFS!

Susan
cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com
p.s. I'm a new follower! :)

AmyJRockstar said...

This is a gorgeous layout and my hubby would surely love that drink so thanks for the recipe and chance to win an IRock! You rocked the hop, my new friend. ;0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

I love the layout! Very cute idea!!
Thanks for the chance to win.. I want and irock so bad!! LOL
nanners74@gmail.com

Cherie said...

Michele Oliver
august2362 at hotmail.com

DIANA L. said...

Super cute layout very cheerful and nice colors. I love the banner.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

jennifer said...

Great layout, love the glittery clouds. And I've wanted an i-rock for a while, thanks for the chance to win! x

JanJan808Kreate said...

Such a kreative page..just became a follower...hope you do the same..http://janjan808kreate.blogspot.com/