Saturday, May 28, 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 Grillin’, May 28-30.
If you've come from visiting Amber at Pixi Perfect Creations 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 my project I made a must have caddy for all your BBQ's

This is a 4pk root beer container that I covered with red checkered paper. Fun and easy right?!?
I inked the edges with fire brick ink.
The sentiment was made with SCAL and I welded the letters.
The Grill is also an SVG file cut with SCAL. I "hung" the utensils with brads and added alittle extras with my gel pen.

I also made an invite to a BBQ

I just got the Block Party lite cart and this cute burger and sentiment was on it along with other summer BBQ images.
I used the same paper as the caddy for the matting of this A2 card.
I dug through my stamp collection and mixed and matched to get the stamped image.
If I do say so myself....I really like this card. Makes me want to have a BBQ and invite you all :)

Now for my blog candy:

I have this Brag Book Kit~~Travel~~ by Deja Views
Since this is a holiday weekend and I know some of you will be traveling, you can scrap your journey with this 45 piece set. There is everything you need to make this cute mini included.
To be eligible for this prize you must:
1. Become a Follower of my blog (well you don't have to but I would love it if you did)
2. Tell me what your plans are for this upcoming Memorial Day.
3. Leave me a way to contact you in case you are the lucky winner.
I will randomly select the winner on Monday :)

Your next stop is Dana's blog, Imagine what You Could Do. You will want to  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 May 30 to be eligible for the big prize.


  1. u did an awesome project! This weekend I am crafting and resting!!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  2. What a great job, Jessica! I love your caddy and the hanging utensils with brads is a clever idea. Very cute! Your invite is awesome as well~burger looks yummy!
    Not a lot of plans for the weekend as we are supppose to get rain all wknd. Just hang out, get some housework done, laundry and craft:) Go to the lake on Sun/Mon if weather permits.
    Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!
    Sherrie K

  3. What a fantastic idea! I absolutely love this...and I love that you recycled the root beer container! So awesome! And the invite is adorable as well! TFS! Happy Memorial Day weekend :)

  4. This is awesome! I love the picnic caddy! It came out great!

    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

  5. Ok, now that is the most adorable caddy I have ever seen! Totally love it! I have to work a big beach event but will sneak some crafting in too!!

  6. I'm totally in LOVE with your caddy! I'm going to be searching for a reason to make one now (no cookouts planned, unfortunately). I'm thinking it's a great idea for the food table at a baby shower -- something compact and cute to hold utensils.

    My plans this weekend? Hubby is helping friends move today, and I plan to Cricut!

    I've seen your creations around challenges, and I'm glad to be a follower now. Happy Memorial Day weekend!


  7. Great job on both projects! I love the caddy, such a great idea! I plan to get some crafting time each day!
    Happy Memorial Day weekend!

  8. Wow, that caddy is so cute! I love when you can recycle something and incorporate crafting at the same time! Glad to be a part of this hop with you!! =)

  9. What a cool ideal for the caddy, it is going to look so nice on the table! Awesome job on the invites. TFS!

  10. What awesome projects! I love the caddy and the grill tools! I am going to Graduation for my niece and her 18th birthday party.
    booger1 at

  11. Great project, thanks for the idea! I don't have enough time for all the ideas I'm picking up from this hop...

  12. This project is wonderful...what a great ideal! Love the red check paper and that grill is too cute! Ummm...what's the date for the B-B-Que? Would be great if all us crafters could actually get together for a picnic! Great it!

  13. Both projects are great! I love the caddy and the card is adorable. TFS!
    ~~Jen H~~

  14. I love this idea! I became a follower, I thought that I was following you already... You did a great job! TFS

  15. Hi, I just saw your post and it put a smile on my face. What a cute project! Thanks for sharing it.-Raquel @

  16. Love that caddy! I need to make one of those! Thanks for sharing!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  17. Such cute projects, love the great idea of the caddy! Great paper you used on it too!

    scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

  18. Your caddy is full of AWESOMENESS!!! I love the utensils hanging on the grill. It's the little details like this that take projects from good to great. I am doing yardwork and going to a Twin's game this weekend. Then, off to Vegas and Cali! Can't wait! Melanie
    mfink197 at gmail dot com

  19. Great project. I love how you hung the utensils! My niece's graduation party is tomorrow and Monday will be spent grilling and hanging out with friends! Have a great weekend!

  20. I have never thought about reusing the root beer package. Next time I get one, I am going to try and be creative with it. Thanks! Your burger is yummy looking!

    Carson's Creations
    coachfans at cox dot net

  21. Totally cool repurposed caddy! Love this! Just chillin' this Memorial Day! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  22. Hi Jessica, I just wanted to tell you how cute your projects are. That BBQ caddy is such a great idea! Love it! And the invite too. I just won that cartridge and am waiting for it to arrive-can't wait to use it!--Pat N.

  23. Love, love, love these! The grill with the little utensils hanging from it gets an A++. Hope you have a happy Memorial Day!

  24. Adorable BBQ Caddy! We plan on BBQ and relaxing!
    already a follower abusybee24atcoxdotnet

  25. Jessica, I am in love with your caddy! This is one of the cutest things I have seen. That grill with the handing utensils is adorable. I just love it!!! And your card is too cute too. I just always love your projects and these are no exception. This is just a great blog hop!!!

  26. What a super idea. I love it! Your burger card looks good enough to eat.
    Enjoy the days off, craft and give thanks to all that serve in the military and thank who have also served.
    Cindy Lou
    endurapuppy at yahoo dot com

  27. Love how you hung the grill tools. This weekend I am vegging out.

  28. WHat a great way to organize utensils . I am enjoying quiet time. Only my daughter and I are home. My son and husband are in Tahoe until the weather improves... My other daughter is at her friends. Free time to blog and craft.

  29. Love your project. I am going to make one of these now for our camper, so cute!
    1. I'm a new follower
    2. My plans for memorial day are going to watch the parade and maybe fishing with my boys.
    3. My email is

  30. Super job with your project!I love All the great detail they are amazing my friend! :)

  31. Your projects are fantastic. Great job done on these. Im going to be working in my vegetable garden this weekend. I'm already a follower.


  32. Oh what a fantastic idea! I am going to mark this project as a favorite so I can come back this summer when I have more time and make it! You are very talented!

  33. What a super idea. I love your your mustard and ketchup holder thanks for the chance to win . 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'

  34. Like the caddy idea. Plans for this Memorial Day weekend are to enjoy swimming & relaxing in our pool that my wonderful hubby has cleaned & readied for the many days of sun fun this Summer. I've scheduled my challenge entry to post Mon 5/30 morn & will link afterwards.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  35. Super cute idea, love your Caddy. Need to make one for our BBQs. TFS!

  36. What a great idea using the soda holder! I really enjoyed your projects, TFS!


  37. Great job on the BBQ caddy. Your invite is super cute. No special plans for the holiday. Relax and blog hop. Hugs, Debi
    caincan2000@yahoo. dot com

  38. That caddy is awesome! Very creative. Hope you are having a great holiday weekend! We have spent it putting up our Gazebo, getting our flower beds in order and having and attending bar-b-ques! Fun!! That's what its all about! Happy Summer!

  39. Love the BBQ caddy, very needed at any BBQ.
    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  40. Well, yesterday was spent with my Mom since today was her birthday and she had other plans. I am just getting around to the hop. Love your altered root beer box....great creation!!! And, way to recycle. I am already a follower (love your blog), spent the day inside with the family and my gf visited for a few hours. Now I am just chillin' and hoppin'.
    Love the invite, too....great job on both!
    strgazrblueyes22477 at yahoo dot com