Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grillin' & Chillin' Bug Hop!

Good Morning and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Barb over at BugBites has put together two consecutive weekends of Bug Hops.  Last weekend was all about Grillin' and this weekend is all about Chillin'! I'm really excited to be a part of this fun Bug Hop and I'm really happy that you are here to join in on all the fun!

If you've come from visiting Barb at BugBites, 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 at 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 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 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 don't want to miss any of it!

Now...time for my Chillin' project....

(click on photo to enlarge)

Most of the cardstock used in this project is from the Tropical paper stack by Brazzill.

On this page I used the following:
*Background mat is from Elegant Edges, cut at Fit to page.
*The umbrella is from Life's A Beach, cut at Fit to page.
*The flower is cut from Pack Your Bags at 2.25 inches.
*I used the flip flops and sunglasses image from Pack Your Bags and cut away the flip flops to use on the second page of the layout.
*I also used a white gel pen, gems, Diamond Stickles and a Martha Stewart punch on this page.

(Close up of shades, notice the bling!)

I love this flower!

Page 2...

For page two I used the following:
*Sun is from Doodlecharms, cut at 3 inches.
*The phrase "Chillin by the pool" is from Pack Your Bags and is cut at 2.5 inches.
*I used Mini Monograms to create the 3 squares at the bottom.  Each square is cut at 3.5 inches.
*The beach ball is cut at 2.25 inches from Pack Your Bags.
*The sunscreen is also from Pack Your Bags and is cut at 2.25 inches.
*The flip flops are from Pack Your Bags.  This cut includes the sunglasses which I cut away and used on the first page of this layout.
*I used a white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, Prima flowers and a few gems on this page.

(Close up)

Well, that's my project for today!  I really had fun putting together this bright, happy layout.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and I know you will enjoy the rest of the hop.  I do have a small token of my appreciation for your visit and your comments....

These are a few of the things that I love to work with:
*Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles (love my pop dots!)
*Recollections Rhinestone Stickers (gotta have some bling!)
*Stickles - Cotton Candy
*Ranger Liquid Pearls - Baby Blue
* Gelly Roll -white gel pen (must have!)

I have 2 rules for my give-away:
1.  You must be a follower.
2.  You must leave a comment.
Easy Peasy!  I will draw a name for the winner on Monday (June 6) morning.

And now it's time for your next stop....
Jenn at Scrap Happens - Add Your Own Embellishments .

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!

Until next time,


  1. Great layout!! I love the bright summery colors!

  2. Your layout is fabulous! I love those vibrant colors you used.

    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  3. Love this layout. The colors are prefect. Have a great day.

  4. Like your fabulous chillin' layout. Especially like the umbrella. Thanks for opportunity to win & now I can get started on mine and look for the critter choices.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. OMG- this layout is awesome!! So many details and so bright and cheery! I LOVE the fringe at the bottom of follower-

  6. Morning Tanya,
    I love this layout...the paper is so bright and colorful...and love the bling on the shades...I thought it was gel pen before I checked out your close up. And that pool looks like so much fun. I'm coming to hang out with you. :) What a fun post! I'm inspired!

  7. Tanya, your layout is beautiful!! And I love your blog layout...LOL.

    Fellow Bug Hopper....Jenn.


  8. AMAZING double page LO, Tanya!! I just love it all! I love how the umbrella goes over the pics! How creative! TFS! I've been a follower for a while! Love your stuff!

    mderosby at gmail dot com

  9. Wow, those colors pop! Beautiful job!

  10. Gorgeous layout - I love everything about it!

  11. What a fantastic LO! I love all the colors you used. They are so happy! This is another fun blog hop!!!

  12. Very beautiful LO! Love all the colors.
    ~~Jen H~~

  13. I LOVE your layout! Awesome bright colors and perfect die cuts. So summery! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!

  14. What a layout! It's so beautiful! Love the color scheme!

  15. What an amazing layout! I love the colors!!

  16. Wow, what a gorgeous layout! You did a fabulous job, I love all the details. Just became a floower, don't want to miss a thing :0)

  17. What an awesome layout! I love all the details and yes, I did notice the bling on the sunglasses! Thanks for the great blog candy!
    booger1 at

  18. Your layout is gorgeous-absolutely an excellent job. Love how you made the umbrella 3 different colors and the beach ball too. All the papers and colors are just terrific. I'm a new follower; thanks for the chance to win your candy. Great bug hop!--Pat N.

  19. Great looking Chillin' scrapbook pages! Love all the cuts and your details!

  20. What a fun LO!! Thanks for sharing! Now I want to make one!!

  21. Your layout is just super cute! I love the bright summery colors and all the cuts. I need to learn more about blog hops, they seem like so much fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win some fun goodies!

  22. Wow, beautiful layout! The colours just pop out at you, TFS!
    hugs, Jenn

  23. Great Layout! WHat a fun hop to be in!

  24. This layout is gorgeous--a double! Love all of your details. Great work as always :)

  25. Super cute layout! Congrats on becoming a Pink by design, designer.

  26. I love your layout, it looks so awesome, and so happy, definitely makes me think of summer fun! TFS.


  27. Love the LO. The papers make you cool just looking at them. Love all your details, too.

  28. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your layout! I wish mine would come out that nice! I'm already a follower!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. I love the bright colors. Your layout is just my style.

  30. Beautiful! Love the bright fun colors.
    melissaseme at yahoo dot com

  31. What a beautiful layout you designed. Love the colors, so bright and vibrant. I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.


  32. Such vibrant colors, great job on your L/O and thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Love this LO it is so vibrant and pretty! The colors and cuts are amazing! TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~

  34. Hey girl!!! WOW another beauty! I never thought of using the umbrella like that...I love LAB cart!!! I really like how you outlines the pages, it looks great!!! I might have to borrow this idea on a card I just made my Dad, it needs a little something and that might just do the trick.

    Good job!

  35. What a fab job on your LO! I just love the colors! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
    your newest follower

  36. Beautiful layout, that umbrella is so cute. I'm a follower of your blog. You picked great colors.

    Smiles Sher

  37. Cute layout. Thanks for the chance to win. Those are some of my favorite things as well.

  38. Your layout is terrific! I just love all details! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  39. Fun festive layout! Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

  40. Great layouts! The flower and the other little add ons really make the pages.
    I follow you.
    fourkidstwocats at msn dot com

  41. Fun layout. I love what you did with the umbrella. I am really enjoying your layouts. Please keep posting the sizes.

  42. Cute layout! I'm a new follower, glad to find you. I'm always looking for new ideas for my Cricut... Thanks!

  43. Your layout makes me want to make one for the beach or pool, but that would require actually going to the beach or pool! Haha, I love it so much I may just have to do that. I like that your umbrella cut is so large. I wouldn't think to make it so big and put the pictures underneath it. Very creative!

  44. Love the color palette you used.

  45. Awesome chill LO! I love that you took the pic on what looks like it might be a beach towel! Happy to be a new follower!

  46. WOW! Your layout is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE how you used the white Gelly Roll pen too. I'm just getting started with one of those, and like looking at how other people use them! Thanks for sharing!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  47. What fun pages! Reminds me of when we lived at Ft Walton Beach FL. Peggie

  48. I LOVE this Layout Tanya! It's so bright and cheery and very "CHILLIN'"! :o) I LOVE all the details too! Very Summery! :o)

  49. Wow! This is just gorgeous! I love the colors you used. It looks like you took a lot of time and care with this and it definitely pays off! Love it! TFS and for the chance to win some fun goodies!

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

  50. Super fun LO Tanya. Now I want that Cart. Those cuts are too cute. Great job. TFS
    Hugs, Debi

  51. Fabulous page!! LOVE the umbrella!!

  52. Wow! Gorgeous layout - so bright and colourful - perfect for summer!

    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_mason87 at hotmail dot com

  53. What a fabulous layout! I have both these carts and would love to scraplift. Great job. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)

  54. What a fun layout! I love it!!

  55. Super layout very cheerful and happy nice colors.

  56. This layout is so colorful and fun!


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