Saturday, May 28, 2011

It's a Bug Hop!

Welcome to BugBites first ever Bug Hop!

To celebrate the beginning of summer, I am hosting two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops.

This weekend it is all about the Grillin’, at least that is what I think of when I think of summer.
The smell of charcoal, sitting in the sun on the deck and juicy burgers- that's summer! Block Party is a great cartridge for summer party fun. This 5x7 card is great for a guys birthday or Father's day. I cut the grill king at 5" and the grill slightly smaller. I used the elegant edges cart for the banner after printing my own sentiment.
Each designer along the bug hop trail is also featuring a project based on the Grillin’ & Chillin’ theme to inspire you -- they have done an awesome job.  I can't wait for you to see what they have in store for you.

What’s more exciting about this bug hop is you too can participate by creating a project and linking it up here for a chance to win the Kate's ABCs Cricut Cartridge
But, there’s a twist. 

Your project must include at least one Cricut cut and one of the critters that have been hidden within some of the bug stop blogs. Be sure to visit all the bug stops in the list below to find all your critter choices. Then pick one to include on your project before linking up. The critter you pick can be any size, color, sticker, diecut, etc on your project.  Once you have linked your project, be sure to become a follower of BugBites if you  are not already.

While you are looking for the critters, be sure to check out the blog candy that each designer has to offer you as well. 
You don't want to miss out on any of it!

So let's get started. Here is the Bug Hop line up for you to follow.

Barb ~ your are here
Jenny ~Your next stop!
Pat N

Remember, once you have hopped to all the bug stops, it's your turn to show us your Grillin’ & Chillin’ project.

Bug Hop Challenge Rules:
Be a BugBites follower, include at least one Cricut cut and one of the hidden critters on your project. Project must be linked up by Midnight CST May 30 to be eligible for the prize.

Have fun and thanks for hopping with us!


Peggy Sue said...

totally adorable! I love it! thanks for the great hop!

DIANA L. said...

Hi Barbara,
What a great card. A super hop hope you have a fun day, with all your hoppers I am off to hop. Hope to see you over at my blog next week when I'm Chillin'

Glenda said...

Great card! Love those cuts! I may have to look at that cartridge! Thanks again for letting me be part of this fun hop!

Lisa said...

This is so adorable, Barb! I am going to have to get Block Party...what a fun cart! Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your first hop! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

Larelyn said...

Thanks for a great hop! I love your king of the grill - just fabulous.

Unknown said...

Love this Barb! Great idea. I think of grilling too this time of year. :)

Just A Pac Rat said...

Great card, so cute! TFS

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Great card Barb...just perfect for wonderful summertime parties! Love that grill. I've got my coffee and I'm going to sit back and enjoy all the great projects that are waiting for me...thanks for putting this together! I'm looking forward to next weekend and chilin' with you ladies!

scrappinC said...

Your card is awesome. I am thinking I will have to get block party. Love the fact that the ant is on his way to join the grillin party.
Cindy Lou
endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Just finished the hop, great projects on everyone site, can't wait to get started on a project now. Thanks for hosting the hop and for all your hard work

Pat N. said...

Great card, Barb. This hop has been great. Thanks for letting me participate--such fun! You did a terrific job putting this all together.--Pat N.

Jen_H said...

Love this card. So cute! Great for any grillin' man. I can't wait for the chillin' bug hop next weekend. I am so excited. I am off to hop and see all the great projects and inspiration.
~~Jen H~~

SiskiyouSue said...

Thanks for hosting this hop, it was a lot of fun. It is always amazing to see how many ways one idea can be interpreted! I'm just sorry the follower buttons were missing this morning. Hope they get that fixed soon!

Aman said...

Great card! You inspired me to open up my Block Party cart.

amanbains1 at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Loved your card and all the projects on the hop. You gals really inspired me -- can't believe I'm the first to post a project! Hurray for toddler's naptime!


DebC said...

OOOH I love this card! I want to go buy that cart now! It is super cute. I am already a follower, good thing since blogger is not working with the followers area! I don't know what is up with it! Love to win this cart because I don't own it! Man I must not own any carts!! I keep saying "I don't own that one"! ha ha
Deb C

365 Days of Cricut said...

That is such an awesome card!! What a great hop idea, I am so ready for Summer!

Kate said...

What a fun card! I love that guy's expression! I am hoping that summer will find its way here soon. I was actually wearing mittens this morning as I was so cold outside!!

Charlotte said...

Oh so cute Barb. I love anything that has been grilled. Your card is great. I love that happy little man.

Lisa R. said...

Great grillin card! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Maureen Reiss said...

Barb, this is soooo cute!! I love it!!

Unknown said...

What a fun hop! I hope I have the time to design something to enter...I've got a ton of stuff to design before the 30th as it is...

Chriss America Real said...

I started hopping about 5 weeks ago, so far, this looks like the most fun hop ever! I love the idea of finding hidden bugs!

I have become a follower

Cathy said...

Your card is super adorable!!
I am a follower already.

katieo said...

Great card, My husband is definitely the king of the Grill around here. I'd rather bake. Fun hop. Got to go look for clues

Debican said...

Barb, love your card. Hey, your very creative to think of this Bug Hop and also to do 2 weekends in a row. Thanks for a chance to participate in the hop. Hugs, Debi

ps...I tried to post late Friday night and couldn't. Still couldn't at 5am on Sat. So Sorry!

ShersL84bed said...

cute card. Thanks for inviting me to your hop.

Smiles Sher

AJoy said...

Awesome hop! Thanks!

nginerd at gmail dot com

GiGi said...

What a cute hop! Thanks for the fun challenge!
booger1 at

Amy said...

Thanks for the fun challenge hop- my first hop ever! I also have become a follower! Loved all of the designs everyone made...

Susan said...

Congrats on your first blog hop Barb, it sounds fun! What a great guy card, cute but still "manly" enough! (Not an easy task). I'm excited to start hopping, thanks for doing this!


Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Wonderful card..... I am so happy that summer is right around the corner. Time for those BBQ's!
Love your blog and looking forward to seeing more of your creations!


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun hop! I just linked my bug!

AmyJRockstar said...

I am so bummed that I can't enter to win because I would really love this cartridge! I'm away visiting my family and don't have my expression with me or I'd whip one up for sure! :( Gonna hop along and have some fun though! Nice to see ya outside of the DT! :0) Can't wait to get that Block Party cartridge from the Circle! Looks so fun!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower & fellow FCCB DT member)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

kathlee said...

What a cute idea for a blog hop! Love it...your card is great. Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!

jessica said...

Such a GREAT hop! Thanks for including me in the lineup. Had a GREAT time!
I just linked up my project and can't wait to see what the other half shares next week!
Have a GREAT day :)

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your grillin' card.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

christys_scrappin said...

Hope you like my card for the challenge.....I am now a follower too! Hope you can do the same. :-)


Karen said...

Thank you for having such a great hop and for including a way for us to be involved! :o) It was a blast. So happy I discovered you and so many other great blogs this weekend.

Hugs and blessings! :o)