A Taste of Summer Blog Hop Day1

Good morning crafty friends,
Welcome to our taste of summer blog hop. Over the next 2 days we will be bringing you some super creations made with all the tasty treats that bring to mind SUMMER!  So grab a nice tall glass of Ice Tea, Lemonade or even around here we call it an Arnold Palmer....50/50 tea and lemonade and enjoy the show!

So to get things started, here is what I came up with!

Orange You Sweet Layout
orange you sweet pk-500
Here’s a view of the entire layout. I thought the title was so cute!
bear full body-500
Close up of bear holding his orange slice.

bear topper-500
Close up of the bear topper holding the orange slice.

orange close up-500
Orange and slice close up.

Here is my Second Project
This layout was created using my Pazzles Inspiration and some files I created. I did use an EK Success border punch for the border strip beneath the border of cherries. I love that I can design my whole layout in my Pazzles Inspiration software and then cut....easy peasy :)

Now what would a blog hop be without a little blog candy!
So here it is.

For One Lucky Winner
Leave a comment here and BE A FOLLOWER of this blog and you can win one of these page kits!
orange you sweet pk-500
Yep that’s right!  This super cute layout is also a page kit available at page-kits.com.

For Everyone
Sweet As Cherries Cutting File Set
For those of you who use "Cutting Files" Here is this FREE set to make a super cute and "tasty" layout that I created above! The file set comes in the following formats: AI, DXF, EPS, GSD, KNK, MTC, SCAL2, STUDIO, SVG and WPC. The Sweet As Cherries Label is also a JPG File for easy Print and cutting. Be sure to grab yours while it's free and then continue on the hop!

Now on to the lovely Olivia to see what super tasty treat she has for you! 

Be sure to hop through and also come back tomorrow for day 2 and a whole new line-up and some more great freebies and inspiration!1!
Have a wonderfully crafty day!


  1. These layouts are so nice, Melin. You do such beautiful work; so talented!
    Thanks for the freebie layout!

  2. Marji Franklin8/18/12, 10:05 AM

    Oh Melin!! These are darling!! Thank you for the cute Cherries file, I love it

  3. These at darling. I have the perfect pictures of my boys eating oranges!

  4. Elizabeth Mindemann8/18/12, 11:49 AM

    Beautiful layout Melin - love the oranges!!

  5. Andrea Washington8/18/12, 12:16 PM

    I love this cute layout, I am now following you and will be keeping up with you

  6. These kits are so stinkin' cute Melin! I miss ya'll so much :) Please let me know next time ya'll have DT auditions, I'd love to come back!

  7. Love, love, love your projects. You always inspire me. Just finished the hop and saw some absolutely adorable ideas. Great job, ladies - you never disappoint!

  8. Lynden Blossom8/18/12, 3:18 PM

    Melin - Precious projects! I so wish I could 'sit at your feet' and learn how you do all of your Creativeness! Thanks for the Cherries files! ;-} Onward!

  9. These layouts are just gorgeous. Love the cherry one and the detail on the orange one is just great!

  10. What gorgeous layouts Melin. Love them both. Great colors and you know how much I love your little bears. Thanks for the great cherry file. You are always so generous.

  11. Super adorable layout! I so wish I knew how to use those type of cutting files but...I guess it's hard to "teach an old horse new tricks" !
    Thank you for playing at CS this week.

  12. Olivia Marmara8/18/12, 8:47 PM

    Fabulous layouts as always!!!

  13. Super cute! Thank you for creating and share these designs.

  14. such a cute bear!! Awesome LO!!

  15. that is one cut LO

  16. Amazingly cute!! No one else does cute bears, eyelashes like you!!!

  17. super duper card. i am really loving this one as i love oranges too. i love how you make your projects make you wanna be in there with them.

    thanks for the chance to win and the hop.

    craftingwithblue @ gmail.com

  18. Loving all your cute layouts, thanks also for sharing the cutting files.

  19. Very cute files, Melin - thanks so much!!!

  20. okscrapgal138/19/12, 7:06 PM

    What a precious layout -- Orange You Sweet! I would really love to win this Kit. Thank you for sharing. Jill K. OKScrapGal13@yahoo.com

  21. Penny Duncan8/19/12, 8:22 PM

    How adorable!!!!!!! I think that's a cute cute creations!!!

  22. I love the orange you sweet layout! These are so cute! TFS!

  23. I really like the Orange U sweet layout. So cute.

  24. Jennifer Partridge8/19/12, 11:19 PM

    Oh, that Orange You Sweet Layout is ADORABLE!!! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing and thanks for the free cutting file! I really appreciate it.

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  25. Adorable!!! Thanks so much for the files. I am a follower.

  26. This layout is absolutely adorable :).

  27. What a cute file...thank you so much!!

  28. What a darling file. I love your bears. Thanks for sharing the Sweet As Cherries file too. Love to see all your page kits as they are so cute.

  29. Your page and files are so darned adorable!!!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful freebie!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Aorable!!! Just awesome! Thanks so much. I am a follower.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com


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