Saturday, July 10, 2010

Picnic Blog Hop Hosted by Pink Cricut

Welcome to Cricut Me That!
I'm sure you enjoyed Scrappily Ever After's blog. Holly's precious teddy bear picnic card & fun invitation to a picnic were just marvelous.

Make sure and read all the way through this post for your chance to win a
CRICUT Cartridge: Seasonal: H2O from Memory Miser!

If by chance you just stumbled on to my blog, head over to Pink Cricut and see what Sarah has going on. TODAY she is hosting a "Picnic Themed Blog Hop". I'm 4th on the stop and we have 10 creative ladies participating, so make sure and start at the beginning.

Our projects were to have "something" to do with a picnic and this is what a came up with!!

A center piece:)

This is a quick and easy way to add a bit of fun to your table setting.

I thought the wording was perfect, "No Ants Allowed".



I filled the can with pinto beans.



As far as I know there is not a cricut cart with an ant - so I made one. This is a picture from my gypsy, after I "designed" him/her.



Recipe:
Gypsy and Cricut Expressions
Paper:
black, white cardstock
The Paper Studio "Red Gingham"

Accessories/Embellishments:
Peachy Keen Stamps: Everyday Character
Stampin' Up white ink
Gel Pen (white, black)
Pipe Cleaners
Watermelon Bucket (Hobby Lobby)

Adhesives:
Zig, squeeze & roll
Tape

Cartridges:
Word Builders: Garden of Words (caterpillar head for any head)
Ashlyn's Alphabet (ovals for ant body)
Don Juan (crescent, ant legs AND slanted frame w/font placed on it)
Wild Card (font)


Blog Candy?
I am giving away the items below to help you make your own fun project dealing with picnics, bbq's, fourth of July....you get the idea:)

Want a chance to win?
1.) Add your name/url on the Mister Linky box at bottom of this post
2.) Leave a comment
3.) Become a follower of Cricut Me That's blog (that's me)

I will be drawing from random.org on Monday morning.

If you don't have a url, email me: cricutmethat@gmail.com
Please include your contact info along w/ your name & I will add you, to make sure you have a chance to win.....but don't forget to leave a comment also!!


*clear block not included, just used to prop ribbon up*

ribbon

ribbon/brads

WANT MORE????

Memory Miser has graciously offered us a blog hop give-a-way!! All you have to do is make sure and leave a comment here on my page. We will then combine ALL the comments made on ALL 10 blogs participating in today's blog hop and draw ONE lucky WINNER to receive the
NEW, COMING SOON
CRICUT Cartridge: Seasonal: H2O from Memory Miser!



Thank you for visiting me today! Don't forget to fill out Mister Linky and leave a comment!

Your next stop is Melanie at Scrappy Mel. You are in for a treat, she makes some really extraordinary projects!!

Enjoy the rest of your stops along the hop!!
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163 comments:

  1. this is all very cute thanks for sharing and I am a follower I just love ribbon I hope I can win :) thanks Debbie @http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

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  2. Cute idea! TFS and inspiring! I'm a follower! http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com/

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  4. I removed my post because in my haste you could not even begin to read the word follower...LOL Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a fun and funny little centerpiece! Way to think outside the box!

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  6. Very cute! Thanks for the ideas!! laurabos717@gmail.com

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  7. That is a very cute centerpiece. Many with the cutout ants, real ones will be avoided. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Awesome idea and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your graphic at the top - that's more me then the one I'm working on now LOL. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  9. Cute odea - love your ants and their happy faces!

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  10. fantastic idea! I'd love to have a gypsy to be able to do the 'extras' you girls do that have them!!

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  11. Love the centerpiece. Great idea.

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  12. What a great centerpiece! Love how you designed the ants.

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  13. I do not really like to have ants at my picnics but these would be really cute and you did such a great job

    thanks

    Teri
    teri.barefoot@gmail.com

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  14. Love the centerpiece! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. So SO So Cute! Love the centerpiece idea!!!

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  16. I love that you put different faces on them all! Very Cute!
    http://creativeprincess-homemadehappiness.blogspot.com/

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  17. Great idea... So creative. Tfs!!! Definitely inspiring. Yeah too bad they didnt make an ant on the backyard bbq cricut lite cart! and the pinto beans what a nice touch!
    monica.lowrance@gmail.com

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  18. WOW, this is fun :) First time for me. Just love the ants, and thanks for showing how it is done :) Everyone is so creative :)

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  19. what a neat centerpiece your ants are too cute :) thank you for sharing this :) have a great day :)

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  20. super cute centerpiece! may have to make my own take on this!

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  21. I love your little ants! They are so super cute. Thank you all for these very cute picnic ideas!

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  22. Love the centerpiece. The ants are just too cute. I'll be back to check out more of your posts after I finish the blog hop.

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  23. OMGoodness! This is TOO CUTE!!! I really love the way you thought outside the box! And using pinto beans to fill it....boy, I have a ton of those!!! Could probably make a doze centerpieces and STILL have beans left over! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  24. haha! really cute ants! And an amazing giveaway!

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  25. This is so much fun and quite inspirational. Love the ants! Kelly

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  26. Love the ants

    aecopenhaver@gmail.com

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  27. What a neat centerpiece. Ty for sharing and a great giveaway.
    Burffrau at aol dot com

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  28. Cute ants. I love my Gypsy too. You can be so creative with it. TFS.
    Susan

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  29. this is such a cute idea! i love how you made the ants! :)

    stylistchick86@hotmail.com

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  30. ABBIE! This is too cute! I am so impressed by your creating your own ants. AWESOME! Cute, cute project. What a fun day!

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  31. Love it!! Looks like picnic will be a popular theme!! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

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  32. love the center piece, wow that gypsy really comes in handy..hmmmmmm may need to get one :-)

    thanks for being the in picnic blog hop :-)

    shelley

    lostnwa98 at verizon dot net

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  33. Very cute, thanks for sharing. Your little ants are so sweet.
    desaucier at bellsouth.net

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  34. SO very cute. Pinto beans were a good idea.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Donna
    DonnaCMCAToptonlineDOTnet

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  35. LOL, what is a good picnic without ants. Cute idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  36. Yipee, I just became follower #100!

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  37. Love this centerpiece. I have often wondered why there are no ants on any cartridge. You did a fantastic job of creating your own.
    Thanks for sharing.
    MShady
    graphite_1 at yahoo dot com

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  38. What would a picnic b without ants put these ones will be just fine

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  39. Cute center piece. TFS.
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  40. Those little faces on the ants are absolutely adorable!! Very cute idea!

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  41. I love your technique on creating an ant for your centerpiece. Just perfect. I am now your 101 followers!! Yahoo.

    Aloha,
    Michelle - 808Creator.blogspot.com
    mich.galvez@gmail.com

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  42. I love the Ants! Great center piece and the beans are the perfect touch!
    Thanks
    shop2udrop@embarqmail.com

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  43. I would not ever have figured out how to make the ants on the gypsy.... you may have to post a video in how to do it!!! :)

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  44. No ant spray needed here! I would want to keep them around....LOL! You did a great job creating this centerpiece as well as all the things on your blog. Enjoyed being here. I can't seem to figure out the Mister Linky thing but will go back and give it another try. Thanks for having me.

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  45. I especially loved the bucket. What a cute idea

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  46. Thank you for sharing your ideas with all of us!

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win and for shaing your awesome ideas with us.

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  48. What sweet ants! They can come to my picnic anytime. -- Devanie

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  49. I love it!! so cute and how fun!!

    M

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  50. What a great idea for a centerpiece! It looks like so much fun!

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  51. Love, Love love, your creativity. Ants have never been so cute...

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  52. Such an adorable centerpiece! Thanks for sharing :)

    Alyssa
    alyssa.leanne.b@gmail.com

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  53. Love the ants ... how clever ... wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Jo xx

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  54. Great centerpiece. Love those ants -- they are the way I like them, fake, lol.

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  55. Super cute, love how you made the ants.. you would think cricut would put an ant on a cart somewhere.. Thanks for sharing!!

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  56. love the ant adorable i joined you on facebook.

    smiles and hugs
    steff
    luv2scrapp@cox.net
    smileffetscreations.blogspot.com

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  57. Oh this is so very fun following all these talented ladies. I love this Blog Hop. It must have taken some patients to create your ANT now that's using your creativity! Thank you for playing today,Debbie Hauxhurst at niteowl is at clear dot net or HawksNestHobbies at blogspot dot com

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  58. such a cute project! I love PK stamps too! great dessigning those ants and love the bean touch! !

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  59. Ok-I am loving the ant.. You did a great job.

    Thanks for sharing. Off to keep hoping

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  60. Great centerpiece project! I wouldn't mind those ants on my table ; ) mlhagenbuch@windstream.net

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  61. Thanks for the inspiration. I like the info on creating the ant.
    plweir@satx.rr.com

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  62. GREAT project! I love it!!
    Gypsy Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  63. I am really loving this cartridge from what everyone is doing. Great creation!!

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  64. I am so totally making this! I'm so glad I got to be on this hop with you. I'm getting SO MANY great ideas!!

    crazyaboutcricut at hotmail dot com

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  65. I love love love your ideas the center piece would be good with shelled peanuts too or anything really haha thank you soo much for your ideas

    bellascraftycreations@blogspot.com

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  66. I love new ideas and this is too cute:) Thanks for sharing! You rock.
    ~Madison funkycards @ charter . net (no spaces)

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  67. What a cute idea for a centerpiece! I'm hosting a baby shower soon and thinking about how I could make the idea work for that.

    vmegnson at yahoo dot com

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  68. very very cute. I love the ant faces
    mommahobbit@columbiawireless.ca

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  69. Such a cute idea! Who wouldve thought ants could be cute?????

    purplepatamus@gmail.com
    http://scrappinandmore.blogspot.com

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  70. CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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  71. This was such a cool idea. I am loving it. lol

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  72. LOVE THE ANTS! What a super cute idea! I just thought that it would be perfect to put them on red straws for people's drinks! Love it!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win! Loving the blog hop! everyone is so creative!
    Yours TruLee
    Ann Marie
    http://cardsbyyourstrulee.blogspot.com/

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  73. What a fun blog hop....and your project is adorable....thanks for the chance to win.....♥Tracy

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  74. First let me start by saying I loooove your work...who would think ants could be so adorable lol....number two I love how you generously link our blogs on your page...what a sense of networking you provide. Thanks for it all!!

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  75. I love your center piece idea, it's soo cute!

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  76. Love the centerpiece and enjoying the blog hop...my first blog hop ever!

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  77. Another adorable post! You are so creative and talented. I lOve the faces that you chose for the ants, it made them so cute!

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  78. Cute cute project. TFS. I love blog hops I get so many great ideas.

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  79. Awesome project, love your adorable ants. Even if we don't like them, they are so cute. Thanks for sharing your artwork and giving me a chance to win such awesome Blog Candy.

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  80. WOW very nice blog, the ants make the picnic feel just right! there perfect :) amazing blog i love your colours (brown & green)

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  81. I love how you made the ant, super cute idea. Now I just need a Gypsy. LOL

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  82. WOW very nice blog, the ants make the picnic feel just right! there perfect :) amazing blog i love your colours (brown & green)

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  83. Great idea ,very cute ,I love the little ants. I am already a follower of your great blog

    http://ikolinda-scrappinmomma.blogspot.com

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  84. oops i forgot my email sorry lol
    sunkissedgirl@sympatico.ca

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  85. I love this idea! and to get into the spirit of picnicing, I just ate a fudge pop, yummy!

    Patti
    bbitster@windstream.net

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  86. I love your project!! It is absolutely adorable!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

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  87. what a cute idea Abbie!!! :) SO glad I got to participate with you! :D
    Great job with the Hop,
    <3 Holly

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  88. Loved the ant centerpiece-very clever. Nice job! I also like the cards on your blog, too!
    anncoralsprings@bellsouth.net

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  89. What a nifty centerpiece! The expressions on those ants are priceless. Thanks for sharing.
    Veronica
    vballen@comcast.net

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  90. Now how adorable is that .........I just love it, and really very simple! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

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  91. Oh I just love this centerpiece!!! That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. I love how you created the ants. I think this would make a terrific centerpiece at a picnic. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us, Jenny L :)

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  92. love the ant's thanks for the information on how to make them on the gypsy

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  93. It has been so much fun so far...I hae gotten lot's of idea's..thanks for sharing and i like you ant center piece....

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  94. The ants are such a cute idea, love your centerpiece. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. This is my first blog hop and I am so glad that I ran into this today.

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  95. Just love that centerpiece....so adorable....and it would be perfect for a bar-b-que....thanks for sharing

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  96. love your ideas so creative , thx for sharing with us
    crystal@thelopezcrew.net

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  97. I just loving all the ants!!! Too Crazy cute!!! Great Job!! This hop is soo much fun!! THNKX
    pattig161@yahoo.com

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  98. Loved the blog hop today, thanks so much for sharing!

    Carrie
    carji2006@yahoo.com

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  99. Wonderful site and your projects are inspirational

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  100. I'm loving the blog hop!!!!!! I really like your cute little ants, so creative!!! TFS!!!!

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  101. I love your website and you did a great job on the ants.
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  102. I'm having so much fun and seeing some great projects. Thanks for the hop

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  103. These little ants are too cute. Great work and thanks for sharing.

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  104. Still Hopping and Hoping that along with these great Ideas, I win H2O
    Thanks:

    cooktoy1@aol.com

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  105. Wow!! So far your is my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  106. Absolutely adorable! I love this idea. I am a kindergarten teacher and I do a Mother's Day Tea in the spring. Your clever idea gave me a great idea for the Mother's Day Tea! I am having a great time experiencing my first blog hop!

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  107. I love those ants! I took pictures of my daughters studying an ant hill and those ants are so going on that page! Thanks!
    Tina Baxter
    tinabxtr@yahoo.com

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  108. Ants and picnics do go together, thank you for sharing... What a cute idea!
    tcbbgibson@gmail.com

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  109. Cute ants.. I don't like ants at my picnic so love your centerpiece with the sign.. bettylarryn@yahoo.com

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  110. luv the ants & use of gypsy addorable

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  111. The ant centerpiece is a great collection for a picnic. Thanks for all these sharing opportunities.

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  112. Wow, love that ant centerpiece for a picnic. Thanks for the inspiration. butterfly2547@yahoo.com

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  113. What a cute centerpiece! The lil "No Ants Allowed" was really creative! Now only if they could read and follow directions!! Great work! Thanks for sharing!! :) -Kimi Cremar

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  114. cute centerpiece!
    mpriv@yahoo.com

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  115. I love this bloghop and have gotten great ideas today!!!!

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  116. Very cool, love the cute ants!! Thanks for the idea!

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  117. Great job on your center piece. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop!
    Denise
    djohnson220@woh.rr.com

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  118. Now that centrepiece I NEED! My only pet hate about picnics are the ants. I love your creations :)
    Cheers
    Sharon
    slv at tpg.com.au

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  119. Love your centerpiece!
    krissaxtatyahoodotcom

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  120. Cute Centerpiece. I enjoyed doing the Blog Hop with you -Christie http://creationsbychristie.blogspot.com

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  121. great idea! You did a great job :) Wanted to leave you some love and tell you it was a joy to be in the hop with you :)

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  122. Love your idea. that was really clever coming up with your own ant. LOVE THE GYPSY!! Thank you for sharing!
    Liz

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  123. The ants are too cute. Creations by Christie had some ants going on too. Thank you for being a part of the blog hop. It is a easy way for someone like myself who is new to the blog world to get to see some different blogs I may not have had a chance to see. Hope you enjoyed your day.

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  124. Very cute project
    I love it....
    I'm already your FB fan and now your blog follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win
    Patricia De La Pava

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  125. No picnic is complete without ants and watermelon. I like that you designed your own ants.

    Katsews at Gmail dot com

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  126. Great project!
    Thanks for the hop!

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  127. Great centerpiece-I love the watermelon bucket, and all of the details are perfect!

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  128. WAY cute. GREAT idea on the watermelon bucket, I am on my way off to borrow that idea right now! Now if I can only start my collection of watermelon seeds to fill the bucket (bypassing the pinto beans) ... gosh I'd better start eating and spitting them soon!! :-)

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  129. Way to go...creating your own ants. I know there have been many comments on Cricut.com MB about the lack of an ant on all the cartridges. Hopefully they will listen and create one soon!

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  130. Super cute center piece! Love the ants! :-)

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  131. super table decoration
    chrissy o

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  132. Super cute project! I love it. TFS!

    Stephanie

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  133. Love it!! Creative making your own ants!!

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  134. Hi Abbie,

    What a cute centerpiece!!! :) I need to be more adventurous in creating my own designs to cut...thanks for the inspiration!

    -Jennifer

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  135. I love the centerpiece! Vey creative. I had to skip the ULR part because I have no clue what ulr is? Quit laughing. Anyway I love this and thanks for sharing.
    Mindy
    currymindy@yahoo.com

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  136. I love, love, love your centerpiece!!! I will be using this idea soon.
    spelsue1@maine.rr.com

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  137. Love the center piece!! So much talent!!

    Cindy
    chardin77@gmail.com

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  138. Great Job having fun hopping from one blog to another
    dplslee@gmail.com

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  139. I can't believe that they don't make one with an ant on it! Your center piece turned out adorable ;) and a very realistic looking ant! LOVE it!

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  140. I love the centerpiece. You did a fabulous job.

    Shawnee
    http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/

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  141. Very clever idea! I love how you created the ant! Thanks for sharing!

    http://outtorecess.blogspot.com/

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  142. Love the center piece! Can't have a picnic without ants!

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  143. cute centerpiece! I love all the different faces on the ants!

    Kerri
    http://caresofkerri.blogspot.com/

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  144. Oh my goodness....those are the cutest ants =) I love that you designed them in your Gypsy...genius!!!!!!

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  145. I am all about quick and easy so this is perfect for me! Your ants are adorable... hopefully they will be the only ones at the picnic! TFS.
    Lori

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  146. WOW WOW WOW...
    your project is amazing!!!
    Love the ants :D
    Hugs Anja

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  147. The ants are awesome! The are the perfect addition to a summer time bbq or picnic! Thanks for sharing

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