Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bug Bites Chillin'

So as most of you know this weekend was the second weekend of BugBites Grillin' n Chillin' Bug Hop and I spent most of this weekend trying to come up with an awesome card to post for it. I had so much trouble deciding what to do that for awhile I didn't think I would have anything to enter. However, finally today, inspiration hit. I had to make a card for my SIL (yeap, another one), and her birthday lands on the first day of summer (same as my son's if you care to know... LOL). So I wanted to do something with a summer theme, so I pulled out my Paper Doll Dress-Up cart from Cricut. I love this cart,  cuz there are so many different things you can do. I also love how you can make such cute cards for kids using their own imagination to inspire you!!! Anyway, I pulled out the booklet and found this really cute hulu skirt and top and of course there was a palm tree to go with it, so I was almost good to go.

Of course I had to add my little critter, so a little lady bug joined my girl on the beach!!! I mean, I am cool with ladybugs joining me for some fun, some other bugs I could do without, so I figured my girl would not be too upset if I placed a ladybug on the beach with her!

The design of the card was inspired by Mary over at Cardz Tv ,which I have to say, I love her ideas, and she is just so sweet. I can imagine going to her house and having a nice cup of tea... kind of reminds me of my mom!!!  The type of card was called the Z-fold, and it was super simple to put together. Check out her site to find out how to do it. Anyway, here is a few more shots of my card!!! All papers were from my scrap box, and I used a bunch of my pens. I also used some of my handy markers to color in the water and the palm tree as it was not a layered type cut in the book. Hope you enjoy it, and if you haven't already, check out BugBites before midnight tomorrow night to get your selection put in. Have a great evening!


  1. Cute card with the add of Ladybug. Ladybugs bring good luck. So good luck to you.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Great card- i will have to try this card shape. I like this cartridge as well. Thanks for playing along with us at Bugbites