Saturday, June 4, 2011


Hello all, 

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 Jenn 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 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!
Thanks for joining me in my very first blog/bug hop.  I'm so excited the line up is great.  The card I made is using my favorite sponged background technique.  I just love Summer cards for this very reason!  I used the umbrella from Life's a Beach, the fly is from Boys will be boys and the margarita glass is from Taylored Expressions.  I just love chillin with a Margarita.  It's my favorite cocktail! You know there is always a fly somewhere bugging you while you're chillin....LOL  I hope you like my card and the bug hop.  Oh, what is bug hop with out some candy.  I'm giving away one of Joy's new stamps sets "Everyday Occasions".  You need to leave a comment on this post and I will announce a winner on Monday.  
Blog Candy
Next stop...Britt. 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 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.
Jovan ~That's me
Britt ~Next Stop
Jen H     
Diana L      


Georgiana said...

Oh, how I wish I was chilling on the beach under that umbrella right now! Very tempting. : )

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Judy said...

So cute Jovan, enjoy the hop.
Hugs Judy

BugBites said...

Great project. I love the sentiment. Thanks fro joining me on the hop.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your fabulous chillin' layout. Especially like the way the Margarita glass base has a cactus look to it. Thanks for opportunity to win & now I can get started on mine and look for the critter choices.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Amy said...

What a great card! Love the tex mex margarita glass with the salt rim...definitely my idea of chillin! Amy

Jessica said...

I like your sponge technique! TFS!


Maquel said...

Love the project! That Margarita is making me thirsty! (although it is only mid-morning!) great job!
I'm a new follower....surprisingly, I already thought I was one! :)

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Lisa said...

Wow...this is so awesome! I love how you did the background! It looks like a painting - LOVE it!!

Peggy Sue said...

wow, what a great card! It is sooo pretty!
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Charlotte said...

Fab card!!! I love the way you did the background. That margarita is calling my name!!!! This is wonderful.

Tanya said...

This is a great summer-time "chillin'" kind of card! Love the background and that drink looks yummy...great card!

Shelly said...

Love this card! This is exactly how I would like to chill!

Barb said...

Better a fly than a mosquito! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

ScrapinShana said...

Love this card! Makes me want a margarita!!

Sherrie K. said...

What a great card, Jovan. I love your sponging technique and that margarita is to die for:) Yum!
I am a follower already and thanks so much for a chance to win:)
Sherrie K

GiGi said...

This is such a wonderful card! I want that margarita right now! :)
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Pat N. said...

What an adorable card, and so pretty! That drink glass is cool! Thanks for the chance to win some of those great stamps!!--Pat N.

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! Your card makes me what to get on the next flight to some warm tropical place and order a few cool ones...excellent card, love the colours and just everything about it! TFS!
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Maureen Reiss said...

This is a really cute card!!! I feel relaxed just looking at it!!!

Lezlye said...

Great Card! Makes me want a vacation!

Jenn said...

Wonderful card! Love how the background looks. TFS!
hugs, Jenn

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Super fun card! already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

Sarah said...

Wish I was chilling on the beach right now :) I'm ready to go on vacation!


Mel said...

I love your card. Sometime you are gonna have to tell us how you do your sponged technique, I've never heard of it, but it looks so awesome on the card. TFS.


Stephanie said...

Very cute. Yum! wish I were there. I'm a new follower.

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Awesome card! I love the sentiment and your sand looks great!

Shelly said...

OMG I LOVE Margaritas!!! Your card is amazing! I love it! I'm now a follower!

Thanks for the chance to win!

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Christine Real said...

Hi, I am a new follower. I like this card you made for this hop, but I was looking over your blog and I like all of your cards! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

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Pixichick said...

Your background looks beautiful. I wish I had a margarita right now!

Babe O'Mara said...

Congratulations on your first hop. Your card is adorable. I could go for a margarita right about now! I love your background technique.

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Jen_H said...

Cute card! I would love a margarita right about now.=) TFS!
~~Jen H~~

earthspirit927 said...

Beautiful Card:) Look forward to seeing more of your work!

jessica said...

what a beautiful card! I love that sponging technique!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win
your newest follower
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sweetlilscrapper said...

yummy i'd love to have a drink and lay out in the sun right about now! love your card!
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shersl84bed said...

great card. One that makes me want to go on vacation!

Smiles Sher
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jenni said...

Such a pretty card, I love the background!
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Cricutbug said...

I love you sponge technique. Wish I knew how to o that! Great card!

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Cute card! Love the margarita drink. It's making me thirsty. LOL. Thanks for sharing.

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snowdraak said...

Make mine a strawberry margarita and I am there under your umbrella!!!! Great layout.
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Lillian Child said...

What a sweet creation!

SiskiyouSue said...

Looks like the place to be! Cute.

Jessica said...

Love the card...I agree Margaritas are splendid cocktails. And darned flies...Happy to be a new follower.

Amy E said...

Adorable card!! Margaritas are always a FUN way to chill!!!

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BunnyFreak said...

Love how you did the background.

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE your card! It's very "CHILLIN'"! The scenery looks wonderful... :o)

Peggie said...

very cute card - love the cactus base for the drink. Peggie

Debican said...

This is a perfect summer card. And yes there is always a fly around to "bug" you. TFS
Hugs, Debi

Glenda said...

Great looking card! Love the sponged background!

Melanie Mason said...

Gorgeous card! Love it so much!!

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,
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AmyJRockstar said...

Great card and I love your technique! Pretty colors and awesome drink! I would love to win this extremely useful set of stamps so I hope I'm lucky! :0) I'm a new follower of your lovely blog. BTW, Chillax is one of my favorite expressions. ;)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
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Marianne said...

Makes me want to go sit on the beach! TFS
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Kerie's Kafe said...

So cute ~ love the margarita glass!!

Josie0602 said...

I love the beach scene...makes me miss the Florida beach!! Cute fly on your card too!

DIANA L. said...

Super cute card I love your colors.

my crafting creations said...

Super cute card. Love it.


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