Picnic Paradise!

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It's finally here...Our Blog Hop...so here's what you do, check out my post and be sure to leave a comment with your email. (click comments on the top right side of the post)I am doing a Prize Giveaway to one lucky winner! Then visit the other 10 blogs on the hop. I have posted the blog before and after myself so you can go either way. Enjoy and don't forget to leave your email so I can contact my lucky winner :) Leave comments on all the blogs to have a chance to win a grand prize of H2O Cricut cartridge generously provided by http://www.memorymiser.com/ .PICNIC "pic'nic (pik'nik), n. (origin uncertain) 1. A kind of fashionable social entertainment at which each person contributed food to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of refreshments together, usually in the open air, the food being either carried by themselves or provided by one or more individuals for the party." (Webster's New International Dictionary)
Above is my color inspiration, these are papers from K & Company and I just love the bright pinks and pretty summer colors. I wanted to use those throughout my project so you will see my models (which were cut from the Block Party cartridge) are wearing them and I used them in the other decorations. I used flocking for the hair on 2 of them and Adirondack gold paint dabber for the other, check out the cute earrings on the girl with the jeans. I hope you get some great ideas. Let's start with something to eat...the recipe card is from From My Kitchen and you can download the recipe HEREMy lovely models are showing you the straw toppers I made using the Storybook cartridge. I simply cut the shape out of one color and the shadow out of another. I stamped the top piece to give it some texture, I used a different stamp for each -but you don't have to. I thought it would be great to put the guests name on the back of the flower so you know who's drink is who's. I glued the sides of the flower and left a space in the middle so the straw could slip through when dry. Mmm.. Yummy picnic cocktails.I used the bird from the Wall Decor and More cartridge for the pink frisbee and the curly tree from the Heritage cartridge for the green frisbee. I got these great colors by using the alcohol inks on the Cricut cuttables vinyl and then cutting it. They turned out great!And the winner of the frisbee contest is....Indy!!!
Her winning ribbon is cut from Plantin SchoolbookThis adorable cupcake is made with Lite Cupcake Wrappers and the topper is made from the Storybook cartridge the leaf is cut from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. Way too cute!!! I used Shrink Film to create these super cool wine glass charms. I used alcohol ink to ink the plastic and then I wrote the name on it with a white paint pen. The hole to run the metal ring through was punched with my Crop-A-Dile. Finally, I heated it with my heat gun to "shrink" it. I show in the photo below the before and after sizes of the charms. They were cut from the Storybook cartridge, remember to multi-cut when using Shrink Film. I loved the look of the alcohol inks so much that I went with it some more and decorated this pink water bottle from the dollar store. I inked the ProvoCraft Cuttables vinyl with alcohol inks in greens to create this beautiful green color. I then cut the bird border from the Wall Decor and More cartridge. It easily adheres to the bottle. You can now make custom vinyl in any color. Just think of all the possibilities...I backed the green fabric with Steam-A-Steam and then cut it into 32 - 3" squares. I ironed them onto the center of my tablecloth creating a checkerboard pattern. For my checker pieces I created ants to go with my picnic theme. Since there is no ant on any cartridge I made my own using the George and Basic Shapes. You can get the file HEREMy models are now ready to retire from their modeling career and will now find a spot on a scrapbook page, one of the K & Company papers will be just perfect. You will see them in an upcoming post...right after I enjoy my picnic.

I hope you enjoyed your time here now off to visit the next stop on the Blog Hop... http://pinkcricut.com/ or http://kricutkween.blogspot.com/


Debbie July 10, 2010 at 5:33 AM  

wow I couldn't find the button for this comment LOL but here I am omg this is all so cool really I love it you did a great job thanks for sharing I am now a follower with you, please visit me athttp://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

nanapuddin July 10, 2010 at 6:59 AM  

I had to search for comment too! You did a great job and am now a ollower! TFS and inspiring!
And for the blog candy too of course!

Laura July 10, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Wow! Those are some great picnic crafts, I love the people!! Great job! laurabos717@gmail.com

Cathy Gill July 10, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

Yum to the recipe card and cute ideas!

Jennifer July 10, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

Those are some awesome ideas! I especially love the alcohol inks on the vinyl; I never would have thought to try that! olemissfan96@yahoo.com

Kricut Krazy July 10, 2010 at 7:35 AM  

You are SO creative - I love the straw idea and the charms are fun! Love the people and the checkerboard - thanks so much!

Come visit www.kricutkrazy.com tangeemcw at gmail dot com

Gracie's Blog July 10, 2010 at 7:43 AM  

This is so adorable!!! and so fun!!! Thank you so much for an inpirating project. Now I would have no choice but to get the block party cart. I love how you model them, must have taking quite a bit of time!! Thank you so much and Happy picnic day!!

Emily July 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

Beautiful blog Wow I love your style of blog , very eye catching :) all your crafts are AMAZING WOW !!!!! I'm am going to bookmark your page . Happy cricuting :) sunkissedgirl@sympatico.ca
I hope I filled out my comment right and didn't forget anything

craftymom205 July 10, 2010 at 7:54 AM  

Great ideas. Love your setup.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Candi July 10, 2010 at 7:58 AM  

Love the models and the charms. Everything was very nice!!!

cjbyars at hotmail dot com

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Monica July 10, 2010 at 8:18 AM  

How cute was this...!!!!I about choked on my soda when I saw the CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!... you didn't cut him/her with the cricut. I loved your ideas. I just did a bottle myself using vinyl and it's awesome I was wondering about how to color.. you showed me an awesome solution!! Thank you. Also to the bottle idea.. shout out to ScrappingWithMyBug..
Thanks for a good hop!

Lynlee July 10, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

You're whole set-up makes me smile! Thanks for the great ideas!
Thanks! Lynda

Beckie Williams July 10, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

You did a great job on your picnic theme. I always forget how many diferent things you can do with the cricut. thanks for reminding me.

beckie123 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

Wow! Everythng is amazing! I want to picnic with you!!! I will use your ideas for sure!

Tammy July 10, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

You did a fantastic job! There is so much attention to detail (I love attention to detail LOL) I am going to make some of those wine glass charms, I just got some shrinky dink yesterday. Thanks again for the inspiration!

jcraig78@aol.com July 10, 2010 at 8:51 AM  

I am so impressed! I love the glass charms and cupcake holders. It really makes me want to have a picnic party!

Dawn July 10, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Good grief!!!...do you ever sleep? Al your creations are absolutely great. I loved the idea of making a checker board and using ants as the checkers. I also liked the wine charms and you have given me a great (at least I think so) idea for Christmas gifts for a few friends.

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

Very Cool! Makes me want to picnic. Thanks!


Unknown July 10, 2010 at 9:02 AM  

Oh my what a wonderful party picnic idea. I've made some of your ideas, but I have now gotten more ideas from you. I love the straw and frisbee ideas. Wonderful!!!
I have been a follower for some time and I am truley glad I am.
Burffrau at aol dot com

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

What a great idea!!! This is really fun. TFS!

JellyBeansDesign July 10, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

This is really cute!

Debbie July 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

Fantastic creations, I love your use of colour & mixture of materials and techniques, it's so inspiring.

TFS debbie-tate@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

I really loved the straw idea! What a great way to individualize peoples drinks! TFS!


Unknown July 10, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

What a wonderful idea to have a Blog Picnic. I got to see your wonderful Blog. I will be visiting again. Monique from http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/(MTMixon@yahoo.com)

Hoo's Crafty! July 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

this is hilarious!! I love it!!!! Seeing this makes me need the lites more and more....ugh!!! thanks :)


Clarice July 10, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

I love what you've done with the papers! The jeans look so cute, as does everything! I love getting your emails in one of my groups! You are so inspiring!

Kelly Rae July 10, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

I love the creation and use of the models. Totally unique and cool. This is so much fun!

Pink Cricut July 10, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

Love the wine charms, and the straw toppers! Fantastic picnic ideas Christie!!!

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

Wow! You are so talented! Love the paper creations...Awesome fun!

Ashleigh July 10, 2010 at 9:38 AM  

I love the cups. thanks


Joanna July 10, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

this is great! it looks like so much fun! :)


Susan July 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

Thats funny...I left a comment on your previous post. Not use to the comment section being on top. Love your projects. TFS
Susan @ itsmesusanp.blogspot.com

Theresa99 July 10, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Okay...I do not even know where to start with your ideas!! First, since I have a kitty...love that your kitty won 1st place..mine would, too! But really, I totally enjoyed seeing what you did with the straws and the glasses. I like the idea of putting the figures on the glasses along with the ID tags. Adding decorations to the frisbees and beverage holders is a great way to make everything totally blend in! Great job!!
Theresa :)

~becky July 10, 2010 at 9:47 AM  

I love the frisbees! My boys would love this. I know I am not using my Cricut to its fullest potential. I am so excited about "hopping" today. I love all of these new blogs with these great inspirational ideas and tips. Thanks!

Kim B July 10, 2010 at 9:57 AM  

I love the models and the papers.... So cute. Going to blog hop now. Please enter me.. Thanks for sharing your cute ideas.

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

Too Cute!

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Great Ideas, thanks for sharing, and will even try that recipe. picnics are so much fun.


lostnwa98 at verizon dot net

jennyplace2 July 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

OMG! Such alot of work, but just so darn adorable. I love the models and the cupcake holders and everything else.

Darlene July 10, 2010 at 10:09 AM  

All I can say is WOW! You have been busy creating all those wonderful items. Great job.

Wende July 10, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

Wow, what a fun project. Great job. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

Stacey G. July 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

Love all of it! It was all so creative!


Avra Williams July 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

Adorable! I LOVE K and Co paper too!

Avra Williams July 10, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

Oops! Forgot to leave my email:
avrawill@wideopenwest dot com

Lynn Fox-Embrey July 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

Thanks for sharing. You did a great job. Very creative.


Unknown July 10, 2010 at 10:25 AM  
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mshady July 10, 2010 at 10:27 AM  

I LOVE THIS PROJECT!!! I have always loved picnics and you have done a fantastic job of being back wonderful memories.
Thanks for sharing.
graphite_1 at yahoo dot com

Celeste B. July 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

All I can say is AMAZING!!!! All of the ideas are soooooo cute!! TFS, you have an amazing talent!!!!

Connie Gail July 10, 2010 at 10:29 AM  

Your first picture brought a SMILE to my face! Your picnic celebration certainly spells out FUN! Very creative! My fav was the Wall Decor Bird and Tree. I can think of lots of things I could do with that. Wonderful! I was also excited to see that you used the Storybook Cartridge. New to me and I am looking for ideas. Lots of great things on your blog. Thanks for inviting me....:O)

Vidette July 10, 2010 at 10:30 AM  

What fun this must have been. How neat it must have been to be invited to your party.

Celeste B. July 10, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

OMW - I forgot my e-mail (sorry for 2 posts) - it's: mctdbillman (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm so sorry about that!!!

Lisa July 10, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

WOW! I just recently found your blog and I am hooked! You out did yourself with this blog hop!! I am totally amazed!

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

loved the Picnic Paradise. I'm fairly new to using the Cricut so I do have a question regarding the wine charms. I didn't know you could use shrink film. Could you give more details about the multi-cut thing? Thanks for all the great ideas. cindygm@aol.com

Kerry T July 10, 2010 at 10:38 AM  

Adorable. What a great job you did.

Becky July 10, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

Just absolutely fun stuff! I love the straw flowers and the little people holding everything :D :D

Saren July 10, 2010 at 10:48 AM  

Fun ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Christi July 10, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

I love your ideas! I'm new to the Cricut world (FINALLY got my husband to break down and buy me one) and I'm just amazed at all the things I can do with it! Can't way to see more from you!

Anna July 10, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Your ideas are always so helpful and creative. I love reading your blog and seeing what you come up with. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret Kane Ward July 10, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

thanks for sharing some fun ideas!!; margaeli at aol dot com

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

One word for you - adorable! :)

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM  

How adorable! What a lot of work! Great job!
happiqueen at aol dot com

Christi July 10, 2010 at 11:15 AM  

I can't wait to make some of those straw for my son's bday party- what a great way to keep track of drinks!

Jamiecrafts July 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

WOW you have some really great ideas, love all those people serving :)

by Alleycatmom July 10, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

Oh my gosh, the kitty!! What great ideas. -- Devanie

devanie99 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

Wow! how cute is all this! I love the little ants... such inspiration :)



Pamela July 10, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

You are so creative, love your people...

Alyssa Leanne July 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

Your picnic is just adorable! I think my favorite thing is your adorable kitty :) Thanks for all the inspiration!


Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 11:27 AM  

Oh how CUTE!!!! Love all of your props too!!!!!! Off to see the others!! ; )

Hawks Nest Hobbies July 10, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

oh this is so much fun. This is my first bloghop! You insired me to go outside my comfort zone.
Sincerely, Debie Hauxhurst
niteowlis at clear dot net or my new blog

Connie Gail July 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Your first picture brought a SMILE to my face! Your picnic celebration certainly spells out FUN! Very creative! My fav was the Wall Decor Bird and Tree. I can think of lots of things I could do with that. Wonderful! I was also excited to see that you used the Storybook Cartridge. New to me and I am looking for ideas. Lots of great things on your blog. Thanks for inviting me....:O)

westfamily at mlode dot com

Brenda July 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

What a fun, fun theme and love your projects. The wine glass charms are too cute for words.

brendah1951 at gmail dot com

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

Wonderful job! You are very creative. Love how you thought about everything in your picnic.


chrissy o July 10, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

love everything about your post the figures are beautiful great picnic
chrissy o

Sadie July 10, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
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Sadie July 10, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

Loved the cupcake wrappers! I can see so many uses there. All were a joy!

Clara July 10, 2010 at 12:08 PM  

Christie! you never cease to amaze!!!! The straw markers are wonderful, love kitty, the drink markers....what can I say? Everything looks fantastic! What a gift you have. TFS

MrsANS July 10, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

Ok, apparently I left the comment on the wrong post :( Love this project, great job. Loving the blog hop, thanks!

happydotcrafts at gmail dot com

Michelle July 10, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

So cool and very creative, You did soo many projects! Love the ant checkers too cute!!! Michelle scrappinwithmybug.com

Shannon July 10, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

Okay I posted on the wrong blog post but then I saw this....love everything you did....and the alcohol ink idea is wonderful! Thanks for sharing

Wendy aka Bling Queen July 10, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

Great job. Looked really fun. I want to picnic with you. And decorated frisbies were so cute.

Heather July 10, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

These are such cute projects but by far my favourite is the winner of the Frisbee contest. LOL!!!

princesspaperprojects at yahoo dot com

VickiS July 10, 2010 at 12:23 PM  

This is so fun and exciting. I've been a little afraid to experiment and leave posts, etc., but I now see what I have been missing by not doing it more. I love seeing all the cute things you make. It gives me great ideas! Thank you so much! vickismithd@yahoo.com

miccimomma July 10, 2010 at 12:25 PM  

Very creative, really like the glass candy ; ) May have to give it a try! mlhagenbuch@windstream.net

Julie L. July 10, 2010 at 12:26 PM  

Cute ideas!

Julie L.

Madison July 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

This is so, so cute! I love the waitress:) All the colors...just wonderful. So many great ideas. Thanks for sharing. I am now a follower.
~Madison funkycards @ charter . net (no spaces)

Kathy's Kreative Spot July 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

Lots of cute ideas for my next Picnic/BBQ.

Katsews at Gmail dot com

Julie July 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

This is too much fun, I LOVE your creations!


Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

Very cute! I'd never thought of using the alcohol inks on the vinyl. Love love love how the tree turned out!


kristiwilson at wisper-wireless dot com

My Creative Time July 10, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

WOW, you are the BOMB!! I LOVE ALL OF YOUR SWEET projects!! GREAT job!
Gypsy Hugs,

crazyaboutcricut July 10, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

WOWOWOW! I just love everything about this post! I absolutely love the background. What an awsome way to get in the picnic mood looking at your beautiful projects. I wasn't sure how interested I was in that Lite cart, but now I'm REALLY sure! The papers you chose were awsome, the cuts were awsome, the ant pattern was awsome, and the straw idea made me gasp outloud. I'm so glad I was on this blog hop with you, and can't wait to see what else you create :)

crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

Paperberrycards July 10, 2010 at 12:36 PM  

Loving this blog hop. I am getting so many ideas. I am going to start at the beginning and make sure I didn't miss anything. LOL

Janet Licari July 10, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

Great ideas...thanks!
quilt4fun2 at hotmail dot com

MeMe July 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

Such clever ideas. Thanks.

deb0603 July 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM  


Bevy48 July 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Love the clip it up idea, very clever

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

Very cute! Love the frisbees and the wine tags.
It is not letting me sign with my email. I am a follower, but and here is my email- bekahkraft@gmail.com

Bevy48 July 10, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

OOPPPSSS this is my first ever blog hop I am enjoying it. Lots of great ideas. I forgot to leave my email as you asked so here it is. blanphear@yahoo.com Have a great weekend!!

Victoria July 10, 2010 at 12:57 PM  

So many cute ideas! Thank you for all the inspiration!

vmegnson at yahoo dot com

mommahobbit July 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

your ideas and talent amaze me ... thank you ..... mommahobbit@columbiawireless.ca

Purplepatamus July 10, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

Everything you do is amazing! I am making a list of everything i want to create!



Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

What great ideas you have! I had so much fun reading your blog today.
craftylin1968 at aol.com

GiGi July 10, 2010 at 1:05 PM  

Wow - what super ideas! Amazing. TFS.


gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM  

I love the straw topper idea and am definitely going to try the wine glass savers as well! Thanks for such great ideas!

Abby July 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

You outdid yourself!!! awesome job!!!!

Suzzi July 10, 2010 at 1:24 PM  

Love the models . . . They really add to the display. One thing about the cupcakes, do people have to turn them upside down to get them out to eat?

TFS and the ideas/talent you share.

barbip July 10, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

Oh! Oh! Oh! Everything is so fabulous!!! This is the picnic I would love to be invited to. Your models are divine!!! I cannot wait to see them again :) All of the projects are wonderful!


Deb July 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

Love the ideas... Straw toppers so much cuter than a name written on a cup!!!


Celi July 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I love the models!! How cute the way they are displaying all the other lovely creations!! Awesome job all around!!

Christina Hicks July 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
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Christina Hicks July 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

I just love the little people, they are so adorable, and I love that you can just put them directly into your scrapbook when your done, that is so clever. Awesome job on this whole project.

Donna Mckinley July 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

That is one proud kitty with the reward.

Chris July 10, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

Okay it looks like you had way to much fun making all this wonderful stuff. Got some great ideas TFS.

chrisbuob at centurytel dot net

paperscissorsscrap! July 10, 2010 at 1:40 PM  

Wow this is awesome!! I just had problems finding the comment box for this post. A lot of people are commenting on the previous post you have...thought I'll let you know!

Thanks for these amazing ideas

Tracy S July 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

Wow Love your ideas. I love alcohol inks. The frisbees are neat. I would never have thought to do that.

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

You are SO talented & have such a great imagination....I think I have all of the carts you used for your picnic but would not have thought to use them like you did.....wonderful work...thanks for sharing.

Cathy V July 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

Very cute - Love the straw toppers!

LisaAnn July 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

LisaAnn at LHY5@yahoo.com

LOVE your frisbees!!!

Cathy V July 10, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

Sorry, forgot my email: renravc@clearwire.net

Linda July 10, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

Love your projects they are so cute and very creative.



Holly July 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

Wow, so many great ideas! I love them all!~

You are so creative~

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com


Lori July 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM  
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Lori July 10, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

Love love love your ideas - the frisbee was so smart I would of never thought to decorate the frisbee or the water bottle.

gallionlori at gmail dot com

anncoralsprings July 10, 2010 at 2:04 PM  

The work you did for the picnic theme is outstanding! I love the straw markers--we just write names on cups with a Sharpie--your way is so much cooler!! i loved the recipe card and the checkerboard and everything else. You are amazing!

Keathe July 10, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

I am totally amazed by all the work you've put into this! Everything is great and so creative :) Love your blog!

ksteigert at hotmail.com

BugMaster July 10, 2010 at 2:22 PM  

Love your picnic party goers!

Holly July 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

what a clever Idea! Great job with the blog hop, so glad I got to participate with you! :D

VeronicaA July 10, 2010 at 2:29 PM  

Wow, wow, wow!!! Your picnic project is simply amazing. You certainly put a lot of detail into your creation. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

As always I enjoy your blog and inspiration. I love the decorated flying disks. Have a blessed day. kathy

Celi July 10, 2010 at 2:37 PM  

: ( had to remove my first comment becase i realized after we shldve left an emai ..sorry about that. Here is what my original comment read

I love the models!! How cute the way they are displaying all the other lovely creations!! Awesome job all around!!


New Beginnings with Budhi and Cyndi July 10, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

WOW, what creativity you have, It makes me want to go and have a block party right now.......if only my patio was finished. Just love your work. If I was so lucky to win anything you could reach me at cyndibudhi@yahoo.com. thank you for sharing your recipe and starting this blog hop.........I love blog hops!

VickiS July 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

What a fabulous, amazing experience to be able to participate in this blog hop! I'm new to all this. I've been all the way through, came back to where I started, and learning so many new things along the way. Your projects are amazing. Thank you for taking the time to do all this!


donna metz July 10, 2010 at 3:02 PM  

great day for picnic..great blog too..westloopsters@yahoo.com

Pam In Colorado July 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

I love your projects and your blog! I am now a follower! Hugs, Pam

pamsgalsndolls at yahoo dot com

Jenny July 10, 2010 at 3:15 PM  

WOW!! I am so amazed by what you did here. I just love the models you made to showcase your creations. That was too cute!! Your creations are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Take care, Jenny L (jenlam4@yahoo.com)

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I love all the ideas on your blog. I am a beginner so all help is greatly appreciated. Your ideas have such versatility. Thanks so much!


Jodeana Lewis July 10, 2010 at 3:30 PM  

Thanks for putting this on. I love all of your helpful orginzational hints. You are so creative.

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 3:37 PM  

The cat is mine lol. He looks like my cats twin! Definitely way too cute. Great blog. Off to blog hop now.


sdonn July 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM  

Love the picnic hints up. I just found you and this is my first blog hop, how fun!!!!!

Beckie July 10, 2010 at 4:03 PM  

wow!! such fabulous ideas!!! Love them!!
Thanks for sharing :)


Angie Blom July 10, 2010 at 4:14 PM  

oh what fun.. great ideas.. lots of fun projects.

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 4:18 PM  

thx for sharing all your great ideas , love them

Connie July 10, 2010 at 4:30 PM  

Awesome creativity! Thanks for sharing. I am so very impressed

Lorie Bradberry July 10, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

WOW! Christie your work is great. Thanks for the info on the blog hop, and achance to win a cartridge

Angel July 10, 2010 at 4:47 PM  

You guys have gone all out for this hop, I;m on my way.

Sherry July 10, 2010 at 4:50 PM  

What a great idea love your people and ideas keep it up

Denise G July 10, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

Wow!!! That is amazing. It looks like a ton of work. Great job.

Sara July 10, 2010 at 5:09 PM  

I'm new to Cricut and crafting in general. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!! The award on the kitty is TOO cute!!


Patty July 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

How Cute...love the ants. New 2 ur blog. Gotta hop, thanks for the chance 2 win.
cooktoy1@aol.com, Patty Cook

Suzy-Q21 Crafter July 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

Very nice love all the details!

Nanascreativecorner July 10, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

What a sweet idea, you out did yourself thank you for sharing and being a part of the hop...

TheresaE July 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Everything is SO cute!! I just bought that paperpack, and I too love the bright fun colors.

tracy4 July 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

{{{love this project and Indie}}} The detail you put into this project right down to the ants is just fabulous! I cant wait to see you next project! ohh and your craft room is inspiring, it gave me alot of good ideas for mine. tfs
ps, I just pick up some of those bottles at the dollar store today but have not tried vinly yet, kind of nervous to.


monica sessoms July 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM  

super cute ideas, thanks!!

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Love the wine glass charms. Very creative

Xxxxxxxxxxxx July 10, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

Enjoying the blog hop!! Super creative!! I love the models!!


Unknown July 10, 2010 at 6:08 PM  

All super cute ideas!! Thanks!
Tina Baxter

Lori July 10, 2010 at 6:10 PM  

Super Cute ideas! Thanks for sharing!!! :o)

thepaisleyturtle at gmail dot com

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

Awesome ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them.

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 6:47 PM  

Very nice designs!!

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

Christie, gorgeous as usual! Looks like they are having a ball!

DREAM CARDS July 10, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Hi Cristie.
OMG !!!!!adorable.
I think you did a fantastic job , i love everything.


Melissa July 10, 2010 at 7:02 PM  
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Melissa July 10, 2010 at 7:05 PM  

I forgot to leave my contact info so I deleted the first post.

Your craft projects are great!!


*BJ* July 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM  

Such a cute idea.. love your creation. bettylarryn@yahoo.com

lisa July 10, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

you have such great ideas!!! I come to your site almost daily to check out your new ideas.
Thanks for you blog!! I am hoping to find other blogs I love just as much!

Michele's Scrapy Creations July 10, 2010 at 7:50 PM  

Wow! great inspiration! I would never thought of all that. Thanks for sharing!

Denise July 10, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

SUPER cute !!! You did an awsome job, soooo enjoyable to look at !!


drpeprnhorses July 10, 2010 at 7:51 PM  

So creative! Thanks for sharing! drpeprnhorses@yahoo.com

sockamom13 July 10, 2010 at 7:55 PM  

Love all your ideas. Especially live the cupcake wrappers.

Kimi Cremar July 10, 2010 at 8:30 PM  

Look at how creative you are! I loved everything but those straw toppers were my fav! The whole set-up was adorable!! Great work! :)

Stephanie July 10, 2010 at 8:50 PM  

such great work...tfs!


sandra July 10, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

Love love love your picnic decorations! Very creative and inspiring....



Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Awesome projects. I loved it!!! I found so many ideas to use. You are very creative! THANKS

mjrick 1224 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous July 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

Absolutely amazing. I love all the work you have done. What amazes me though is that you found time to do this PLUS all the new posts everyday that you do. You are one busy Gal !!
slv at tpg.com.au

Michelle July 10, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

You are so creative! I love these ideas! Thanks for sharing the link and your gift!

Kala K July 10, 2010 at 9:06 PM  

Wow, I think you have your picni covered. Great job!! I just need to know how you managed to get that ribbon on your cat, and then take a pic of him/her standing. Mine would just rebel and lay down and do his best to get it off.
Enjoyed my picnic visit!!

Kristine July 10, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

Very fun projects! Love all your hard work!

Kala K July 10, 2010 at 9:17 PM  

forgot my email:

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

OMG! This was adorable! Love the entire set up. Great work! Thanks for sharing.


JennV July 10, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

VERY Cool ideas!!! I never even Thought about using alcohol inks on vinyl! I'm soo going to try this! Thanks for the opportunity to win a cart!


Alex July 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

What a wonderful post Christie ! So nice to have been in the hop with you :)
(not an entry post, just leaving you some love :)

Unknown July 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Love the picnic die cuts. What a clever idea for straw decorations. And Indy is precious. Although Indy doesn't seem too excited about getting the ribbon.
Beth (bwalker927@austin.rr.com)

InkScrapper July 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM  

Wow, thanks for sharing some fun ideas in such a creative way!

Scrapping With Sherry July 10, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

Christie~ I always look forward to your posts. You are so creative, I love all your new ideas for organization and Tim Holtz! Thanks!


Cricut Me That July 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM  

Christie, it was a pleasure participating in this blog hop with you. I was in awe of your creations, but my favorite were the name tags on the straws - love that idea. Thank you!!

Abbie / Cricut Me That

Roni July 11, 2010 at 12:06 AM  

WOW! Amazing Creative Ideas!

Jennifer July 11, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

Wow! I am so impressed and inspired!!! :)

Thanks so much for the wonderful ideas & the chance to win,


Jennifer July 11, 2010 at 12:33 AM  


I forgot to leave my email:

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Margie July 11, 2010 at 1:07 AM  

I LOVE the decorated frisbees, what a great idea! margie_visnick@yahoodotcom

Vicki and Don July 11, 2010 at 1:43 AM  

Wow! Very cute! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Corina Hans July 11, 2010 at 2:39 AM  

Super Cute, I love all these great ideas!! Hans_Corina@yahoo.com

Anonymous July 11, 2010 at 5:31 AM  

Hi...Im in ATT with you...you always amaze me with your creative self...I have been drooling ever since I saw your scrap palace...luv luv luvvvvvvvvvv your ideas and creations....Im pretty certain your parties have flair others only dream about! TY for always sharing with us...I for one need the ideas! ty ty ty cher
hilly77 at comcast dot net

Monika July 11, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

Hi Christie
Unfortunately I don't have time for the blog hop but thought I should write to say that you do a fabulous job. Thank you so much for all your inspiration.
Beachhouse Boulevard Melbourne Australia

patti July 11, 2010 at 6:02 AM  

WOW!!! What a awesome job!!! I would love to be this creative. pjseagers@hotmail.com

Holly C. July 11, 2010 at 6:29 AM  

Wow! I am guessing this projects kept you busy! Great work! Thanks for sharing!


Josie0602 July 11, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

I love the recipe card and the little models are so cute!!

Anonymous July 11, 2010 at 7:50 AM  

Christie, you have been busy. Great idea for the straw toppers, I was at (my nieces)a very large graduation party yesterday and could have surely used these. Your models are just so cute, especially Indy. Love how you incorporated her into your post. Never would have thought to use vinyl on the frisbee, great way to personalize them for a kids party. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!!



LadybugCarrie July 11, 2010 at 8:22 AM  

So super cute! You are so creative! :-)

Unknown July 11, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

WOW! You are very creative and put so much time into this. I LOVE it!! Thank you for sharing!!

Unknown July 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

I see a lot of wonderful, creative ideas in this post! Thanks for sharing...


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