Saturday, July 27, 2013

Grillin' and Chillen'

Good Morning!!

Today I am participating in a blog hop called "Grillin' & Chillen"  - doesn't that sound fun??   We have quite a few sponsors for this hop so make sure you scroll all the way down after you look at my project to see what is being given away.  If you just came here from Pam's blog at Lovebug Creations, then you're in the right place!  Otherwise, please start at the beginning of the hop with Lisa of Honeybearz Designs.

All of our projects will be "cook out" related -- ready?

I decided to make a scrapbook layout:

I don't know about you but we always do a LOT of barbequing in the summer.  We just bought a new patio set AND a tent /canopy over it and have been spending a lot of time outside.  I have started taking some pics (which, of course, I have not yet developed) so this layout will be the start of many for our summer pictures.

This is a 12" x 12" layout.  I used a paper pack called "Surf's Up" from Close to My Heart.  To cut the "SUMMER" overlay, I used our new Artbooking Cricut cartridge which is AMAZING!  I cut the overlay at 11".  It can be found on page 52, B5, Photo Mat 2, < t >.  I plan on using the letters that came out of this layout on the next page. (I hate wasting stuff!)

The Chocolate photo frame was also cut using the Artbooking cartridge:  page 76 D9, Phot Mat 2, < Snow > cut at 11".  The photo mats were cut at 3" x 4" and 3 1/4" x 4 1/4".

I found this cute little BBQ grill in the Perfect Fit - Dad stamp set and stamped the image all over the photo mats - second generation so it would be a lighter image.  I have some perfect pics to fit there ... once I get them printed up!

The "World's Best Griller" stamped images came from that same stamp set.  The stamp set coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the scalloped circles using that cart - page 31, B1, < Circle2 > cut at 2", 2 1/4", and 2 1/2".

The sun, the sentiment "cool", and the journaling card all came from the Surf's Up My Stickease Assortment

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge (Z1906)
Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686)
Surf's Up paper pack (X7166B)
Surf's Up My Stickease Assortment (X7166C)
Perfect Fit - Dad stamp set (C1542)
Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2195)
Sorbet Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2164)
Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2167)
Sponge Daubers (Z726)

NOW on to our sponsors -- wait til you see this!!

Royal Prize Pack from Theresa TheScrapbooking Queen

$15.00 Gift Certificate from KaDoodle Bug Designs

"That Tastes Punny" stamp set from Joy's Life

$10.00 Gift Certificate from Treasure Box Designs

$10.00 Gift Certificate from MB's Treasurista

Stamp Set of winners choice from Paper Sweeties

$20.00 Gift Certificate from Paper Creations by Mindy

$15.00 Gift Certificate from The Paper Parade

$15.00 Gift Certificate from Too Cute by Jessica

A gift valued at $10.00 from Lettering Delights

Isn't that fabulous?!?!?!?  All you have to do to be eligible to win any one of these prizes is to leave a comment on my blog AND everyone else's blog in this hop -- easy right?

Okay -- the next person on your hop is Angela of Angela's Crafty Spot.

Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lisa Pontious ~ Honeybearz Designs
  2. Ashley ~ The Glamours Side of Scrapping
  3. Haidee ~ Created 2 Bunique
  4. Pam ~ Lovebuy Creations  YOU CAME FROM HERE
  5.  Lucy ~  YOU ARE HERE
  6.  Angela ~ Angela's Crafty Spot  YOUR NEXT STOP
  7. Michele ~ Michele's Craft Room
  8. Kathy ~ Kathy and Kids
  9. Deb ~ Deb's Paper Palooza
10. Tricia ~ Little Scraps of Heaven Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by -- have a wonderfully crafty day!!



  1. What a gorgeous layout! I love the colors!

  2. Nice layout. I particularly like how you stamped the images on it. Looks so fun.

  3. very nice layout


  4. M family and I are all about BBQing in the summer time. We even sometimes will do it in the dead of winter!! Great layout!

  5. Very cute layout!!

  6. Love the casual and relaxed look of your LO. Perfect for the theme!!
    I am a new follower of your blog by email. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

  7. Love your layouts! Perfect for summer pics!

  8. great LO for the hop TFS-great hopping with you

  9. Wowser - what a great idea for a BQ layout - have fun with your new furniture and enjoy the outdoor eating w/family - TFS!

  10. Great layout Lucy! Love the Cricut cuts and the way you stamped the grill matting! What a wonderful idea. Will have to remember that. The Art Philosophy and Artbooking carts on my wish list! lol Thanks for sharing

  11. I love layouts and yours was wonderful. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    Kimberly Colson

  12. Love the layout Lucy. What a great way to remember a great time shared with family and friends. Thank you for being a part of this hop with me and can't wait to see what you create for next weeks hop.

  13. The layout is wonderful! Im a new follower! Veronica from

  14. im a new follower, love your layouts! thanks for sharing! Veronica

  15. The scrapbook Layout is awesome. Thanks for the product list. I am your newest follower from Grillin and Chillin Blog Hop.

    Kathy Carter


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