Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Blog Hop Day 1

You should have arrived here from Janet's Blog (
if so you are on the right path, if not please click on the link  to start at the beginning as we'd hate you to miss out any letters.

Here is the line-up just in case you missed a blog.

Martina Brill
Meesh AKA Michelle
Rhonda Miller
Ginger Williams
Giselle Varela
Leslie Krochta
Jani Lewis
Freda Thomas

I hope you are inspired by my project and are enjoying the blog hop so far!
When you are ready please hop over to
Carrie's blog at and continue the fun.

When I think about summer, I think of picnics.
It seems like no matter were we go during the summer,
the zoo, the park, or camping,
 we are always taking a break during the day to have a meal or even a snack.
And were you have food...

... the ants are sure to come!

Aren't these little guys cute! I just love the little ant with the watermelon :)

I made the cut files, cut them,  and inked the edges, (it comes together really quick)
Then I added some red & white checkered patterned paper and grass.
(You can get the cut files if you are ...or become... a follower of my blog.)
The grass would not cut at exactly 12 inches so I made one long srtip and one short piece that join together.
I added my "loopy tags" and some stictched ribbon and I was done.

I also made this little card.

The cut file comes with the holes for the stitching included. I used red embroidery thread. It does not take but a few minutes to stitch up.

Here are the svg cut files and pdf templates for the ant card.

If you want the whole set of ants and picnic items just:
1) be or become a follower of my blog.

2) leave a comment here with your blog address
email me at

I will email you a compressed folder with the svg cut files and pdf templates.

Be sure and check back each day this week to see what fun things I have posted.
I hope you will continue the fun at the other blogs on the list.
(only 2 more to go then back to  to submit your answers to the questions)

My hint to you before you go is that one of the words is a day of the week.

Here is my letter

Your next stop:
Carrie's blog at

Happy Crafting!


Kim said...

Oh my goodness, you have done it again! I just love coming to your blog and seeing your Super Cute LO'S:) I really love the ants to, so perfect that you just had to make a card:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Sheri said...

I had trouble posting a comment but did it this way. I am a follower and I love this layout! so cute!

Rhonda Miller said...

That is such a cute layout. Those little ants are so fun. I just love your card also. TFS.

Queenie said...

Hi Jani,
Beautiful card and love the ants,lol!!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

Love Love Love this card!!! You know I'm a stalker cuz you're work is awesome! Yes, please... I'd really like this file ;) I'll e-mail you!

Jamie S said...

The ants are just so cute! Sadly, we have had a bumper crop of them this year at home! :-(
I would love the files. I have a blog, but I don't do anything with it - too busy looking at yours and all the other talented bloggers out there- and if you could email it I would love it! Thanks, Jamie (I can't get this to post using my google account, so am posting anonymously.
schnirchj at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [25 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Trisha said...

Super cute layout!

Janet said...

What a great layout love those ants and the red ginghan paper.
Love your blog BTW Bookmarked it for future reference.
Big Blog Hugs

Angela said...

I just found your blog and became a follower. I would love your ant pieces.. so cute!

Lisa R. said...

Wow, I LOVE your LO!!!!! So cute!!! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

JenE said...

Great LO! I hate ants but your are too cute carry the food away!!
JenE, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Jun. 26, 2011. Thanks again.

Heidi said...

What a cute layout! I love the ants and would love the files! Thanks so much!

Anniebee said...

Both your layout and card are just adorable! I love the ants carting everything off! LOL! Very cute idea. TFS!

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

june lanum said...

thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower You have some pretty awesome cards, I will be visiting often and will also be one of your followers I love meeting new people

Janell said...

Very pretty layouts. I really like the ants carrying the food. So cute. :)

Cyndi S said...

Great summer layouts.
cstephenson at q dot com