Friday, June 3, 2011

Grillin' and Chillin' Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Bugbites FIRST Bug Hop-Grillin' and Chillin'!

This is the 2nd weekend of the 2 week event and I am THRILLED to have you here! A special thank you to Barb for hosting this for us! This weekend is all about the CHILLIN' June 4-6.

If you're arriving here from Britt's Blog you're on the right path. If you need to start from the beginning, please click HERE. Each designer featured along the way has created a project based on the Grillin' and Chillin' theme to share with you. You can participate too by linking up your project at The Bug Bites for the chance to win a BIG prize! There IS a catch! Your project needs to feature at least 1 Cricut cut AND one of the critters hidden within the Bu Stop Blogs! (I have the CATERPILLAR-you'll see below)! You'll want to visit each blog to know ALL of your buggy choices! AND, while you discover those, you'll also be eligible for BLOG CANDY at each stop!

I created a 2 page layout focused on simplicity and a bit out of my norm (it kind of SREAMS 90's to me! LOL) Here's what I bring to you:


Page 1 Froggy Fun








My sweet little kiddos investigating a small frog we found at home in Kansas. I used ALL Close To My Heart products including paper, ink AND embellishments!



Page 2



















L-O-V-E the button buggy here (it's my favorite part and update from the plain image it originally had).
















Here's another CRITTER for your hop collection! A super fun caterpillar that can be just as cute as a button! ;)





The best part?! BLOG CANDY! I will send 1 random winner the current June/July issue of the CRICUT magazine from Northridge Publishing! WOO HOO! To be eligible, please become a follower of my blog. Then, leave a comment here, telling me your FAVORITE bug or critter! As always, you'll have double the entries if you share my blog on your FB or YOUR blog, and having my blinkie gives you THREE extra entries! I appreciate each of you taking the time to support me here, and the best part is that I get the chance to discover YOUR blog in return!
































It's now time to proceed to Maureen's Blog (don't worry-you can come back later)! Remember to link your project up at the Bug Bites by June 6th! Have a FABULOUS BUGGY DAY!

47 comments:

  1. I love your layouts!! Especially since my favourite critter is a frog. My daughters nursery was green and had frogs everywhere when she was younger!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

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  2. Beautiful layouts, and adorable photos. So cute.
    I don't have a favorite bug-yucko! Favorite critter? Not sure if a dog qualifies but its my favorite animal so I'll say a dog.
    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  3. great LO's!! Love all the fun, bright colors!
    TFS...My favorite bug or critter? Has to be a frog. I love cute images of frogs and as a kid loved frog catching...my boys now love frog catching too :)~~must be a boy thing with them and me well thats what we did for fun as kids!!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  4. OMG! This is just so adorable! Love everything about your layout! Such beautiful soft colours! I also have no favorite bug except for my Hubby, he can be a real pest at times. TFS!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  5. Very cute as usual! You did a great job with the layout! I like bugs on paper but other than that I don't like the real ones! Thanks for sharing!
    Deb C
    bugjuiced.blogspot.com

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  6. Love your projects! My favorite bug is a grasshopper as my boys loved to catch them all the time! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Angela
    http://angelascrafty.blogspot.com

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  7. Great lay-outs! My favorite bug is the ladybug because they don't look like bugs! Already a follower! abusybee24atcoxdotnet :)

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  8. Love your layout! I really like the journal box done in "waves". My favorite bug is my cricut!! New follower and your blinkie is now on my sidebar! Amy
    http://amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

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  9. I love those little frogs with the sucker feet! They just pop right onto the window and scare the heck of out me! I love your layout, so cute!
    mrsroddy4@aol.com

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  10. Thanks for sharing your awesome LO! I'm a follower...have been for a while now! If I had to pick...I would have to say a ladybug would be my favorite critter! Although I don't like real ones! Especially when they get in the house! LOL!

    mderosby at gmail dot com

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  11. Oh, I love the LO. I especially love the way you did the lettering. It all just flows perfectly on the page.

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  12. What a beautiful layout! Love the soft colors and your photos are just wonderful! My favorite critter would have to be the Cricut...my hubby owns a pest control company, so bugs really don't stand a chance in my house...lol! Just became a follower and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!

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  13. So cute! Love the colors. Love all the ribbon, it adds the perfect touch!
    Shelly
    mypaperlove.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi Brynn! I just love your layout, I have boys and sometimes have a hard time figuring out layouts for them and I love yours, will have to scraplift it! My favorite critter has to be a ladybug...I think because my favorite color is red =) New follower who loves your creations, adding your blinkie to my blog now!

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  15. I love your layout!!! I really like thes soft colors you chose. Great job! I am a follower of yours already and I am not really into bugs but if I had to pick my fav..it would probably be a ladybug. Thanks for a chance!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  16. What a great layout! I love all the details and the pics too! My fav bug is the dragonfly! Thanks for the chance to win!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  17. Love your layout; nice soft, soothing colors. And I love the journaling lines you did--how cute! Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy; I'm a new follower.--Pat N.

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  18. Wow! Great LO!! Love the colors!!!

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  19. Super cute layout! Ugh...favorite critter--caterpillars that turn into gorgeous butterflies :)

    Sarah
    sarahvaitmelbyatgmail
    http://sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com

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  20. Wonderful layout! Love the colours, TFS! My favourite bug would have to be ladybugs since they're the only kind that doesn't creep me out haha.
    hugs, Jenn
    www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  21. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! My favorite critter just happens to be frogs!!!!!

    I've become a follower (can't wait to see more of your creations!), I'm posting about your blog, AND I've added your blinkie to my blog!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    crazyfroglady824@yahoo.com
    shellyscrafts.blogspot.com

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  22. Hi Brynn,

    Love your Layout! Hope all is well with you. My favorite critter is the turtle. We have one that comes back into our backyard every summer. I wait for him, feed him and worry about him in the winter, lol! I know it is the same little guy because someone (not me) painted his shell with a chip of red paint years ago.

    I am a devoted follower

    america57@comcast.net
    chrissandlou.blogspot.com

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  23. What an adorable LO! That caterpillar made out of buttons is just the most adorable thing. I love dragonflies they are so pretty!
    ~~Jen H~~
    jholton0503@yahoodotcom
    http://theholtonshome.blogspot.com

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  24. already a follower - would love to win! :)


    sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
    sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

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  25. Your layout is so cute! My favorite but is a ladybug.

    pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful LO:) My favorite BUG would have to be the Butterflies:)

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  27. This is so fun! I just love butterflies!

    Craftelicious.blogspot.com

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  28. Cute layouts holding priceless memories. Thanks for sharing. I don't really like any kind of bug, but I don't mind pretty butterflies.

    coupondenise at live dot com

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  29. Great layout. The bugs are adorable!!!!
    My favourite critter would be the chipmunk. Wish we had them here where I live. Have to go home to BC to see them. Squirrels will do in a pinch.
    I follow you.
    Alison
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

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  30. Sweet creativity. The bugs make it so fun!

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  31. Hi again Brynn. I am so glad you participate in a lot of hops because I always enjoy looking at your creations. I love the way your journaling is done on your LOs and adore your choice of fibers on page 2!!! Already a follower, I will double check FB, and I will paste your blinkie on my page. My favorite critter is the butterfly. So majestic, but their lifespans are cut too short!
    :O)
    Jessica

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  32. What a cute layout! I don't think it looked to 90's!! I'm a new follower!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  33. Love the froggie cut. Frogs are definatly a favorite critter.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  34. Your froggie LO is super cute! Fav bug?? Ohhh, that's REAL easy:- ladybug!!! :-)

    Thanks for a chance to win the Cricut mag. I'd love to have a copy! :-)

    p.s. I'm a follower! Your blog is adorable!!

    Linda
    http://ladybuglair.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great page!! My facorite bug is a butterfly

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  36. Super sweet LO. Great colors too. I always get excited to see a butterfly. TFS
    Hugs, Debi

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  37. Wow - what an adorable layout!

    I think my favourite bug is for sure a ladybug!

    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

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  38. What a sweet layout. I love green and blue together. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)
    Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

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  39. Cute, cute, cute project! I love the stripped paper! And....you already have my favorite critter on your project, turtles! I'm already a fan, opps, follower, and proudly display your blinkey on my blog!

    TFS!
    Susan
    cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

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  40. I love your layouts, everything about them, but especially the pictures because my favorite critters are FROGS!!!! So cute! Could you send me a closer up pic of the lil frog? I'd love to seem him up close. Yes, I REALLY love frogs. LOL I am follower and would LOVE to win your blog candy so I hope today is a lucky day for me! Thanks for the cute caterpillar.

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

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  41. Super cute layout! I love the turtle that you used on your page.
    nanners74@gmail.com

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  42. I have been trying to add a comment but with no success. I am trying again. Love your layout. Very very cute. I love your entire blog and will be visiting often for inspiration
    www.oliver-michele.blogspot.com

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  43. cute layout love the subtle colors.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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

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  45. Thanks for the follow, I am thrilled to be following back.

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  46. WOW....the layouts you created are fabulous!!! Your work is always so inspiring!
    clever girl

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