Blog Hop Picnic

 Yay! I am so super excited, that today is the Blog Hop Picnic!!

July 10th, is actually National Picnic Day, and I love to have picnics.  I started having them, with my husband when we were dating after picking up a picnic basket at a garage sale.  We continued this tradition after we got married, and had kids–and then our picnics became even more fun!

I hope that as our family gets older, we will still enjoy having picnics together–and I encourage you to try to enjoy a little old-fashioned picnic of your own, after hopping your way thru these FUN blogs!! 🙂

I am the first stop on your blog hop picnic–and I am so lucky to have 9 other amazing women participating in the blog hop today!  I love each of their creativity and inspiration they give to others.  So, I know you will enjoy the projects they have especially for you today!

After looking at my Picnic Project, be sure to become a follower and leave a comment for your chance to be entered into a drawing for a Cute Stamp set and Close to my Heart black ink  pad! 🙂

Also– as you hop along, be sure to leave comments on all of the pages, because we will compile all the comments and randomly choose a winner for the new H20 Cricut Cartridge, generously donated by Memory Miser!! 

The first project I made was a Picnic Bingo Game I could take with us on picnics.  The kids love to play games, when we go on picnics, so I thought this would be the perfect little game to stick in our basket! I made the bingo cards on my computer and then each card is matted onto scrapbooking paper- and then wrapped with a 2 inch strip of cardstock and tied with ribbon.

I made a little apron invitation, using the Block Party Lite cartridge- as you can see in the picture below–as well as a caddy to hold plasticware or condiments.  You can watch the video, to see how I upcycled, to make this cute and useful project!




Recipe for all projects:

Block Party Lite Cartridge

DCWV Citrus Stack

Now onto the other 9 FABULOUS blogs, your next stop is Creations by Christie!! 

Don’t forget to follow/comment/etc–because, there are several of them giving away their own personal blog candy, and I don’t want you to miss it!!

Here is the blog list, in case you get lost:

Pink Cricut – That’s ME!
Creations by Christie
Scrappily Ever After 
Cricut me That 
Scrappy Mel 
You Had me at Craft 
Scrappin’ with my Bug
Kreative Krafts 
Paper Crafts by Candace
Crazy About Cricut



262 thoughts on “Blog Hop Picnic

  1. Love your Bingo cards. What a great idea. I hope you do not ind if I lift that one for my grandkids! Hope you have a great day!

  2. Oh shut up! (That’s a good thing.) The bingo cards are too stinkin’ cute. I’m definately going to do something like that. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your blog is so cute Sarah , I totally love your picnic bingo .What a great way to enjoy a summer with kids. Do you sell the cards???

  4. This is awesome! I love it! This is perfect too for sleepover for little girls. Thanks for sharing and the Picnic day!! I think I will plan a little picnic today too…probably not as cute as yours though….

  5. I love the Picnic Bingo Game cards I am sure that kids would love that. And the caddy is just so cute it would be something that you could take to someones first picnic and let it behind for them.



  6. Thats a great idea.. and love the idea of carrying on the tradition of picnicing. (sp)
    Fun fun project. TFS. I am enjoying this blog hop.

  7. Just wanted to say hi, and starting to hop along 🙂 First time doing this so we will see 🙂 Just love, the bingo cards 🙂 great idea

  8. what fun projects 🙂 this has inspired me to have a picnic day every friday for my daycare kids through the summer..the older ones will have a blast making these with me and using something theyve created. thank you 🙂 and thanks for inviting me to your picnic blog hop

  9. I absolutely love the Bingo cards. Makes me wish my kids were still young. I like the utensil basket as well.

  10. Wow, I love the card/invitation. Great idea for the bingo cards.
    I am now a follower here too. I already follow you on FB. Love it.
    Burffrau at aol dot com

  11. This is so cute and I can think of tons of possibilities with this idea. This is only my 2nd blog hop and I think these are totally cool and inspirational. I wish everyone involved great success! Kelly

  12. I LOVE the Bingo Cards!! I will be whipping some of them up for the rest of our summer down time! LOVE it all!!


  13. What a wonderful idea to have a Blog Picnic. I was invited to a cookout today but but it is going to rain and storm all day and I do not feel like going. So I am going to stay and go to Blog Hop Picnic. Love your Blog and I will be visiting again. Monique

  14. I love the bingo! I am so going to use that idea for my 50th birthday party on Jan 1, 2011! How cute would little cakes, candles, gifts, balloons be in each square??? And, big sized ones for wall decorations??????
    Thank you so much!

    Theresa 🙂

  15. My first blog hop. And I’m loving it already. I love the Bingo cards! My kids will love this one. Thanks for making today so much fun.

  16. love the picnic ideas, and thank you for sharing for story. So important to make family memories and traditions.

    have a great day

  17. Great card and game! I’m new to blog hopping but I really like it! I look forward to visiting your blog often!

  18. Love all your picnic projects. Very special and creative for sure. Thank you so much for letting me be apart of this blog hop…so much fun!

  19. Just LOVE IT!!! Such a great way to create a memorable picnic with the family as well as using it as a centerpiece for parties when guests comes in to get their utensils. Thanks for sharing!!!


    Michelle 808Creator

  20. So cute!! Love the BINGO cards. Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to all the great ideas on the blog hop.


  21. You started the day with a punch girl! Loved your bingo cards. Thinking it might be nice to do this for the grands. Maybe laminate them in case someone spills a picnic drink or treat on them. Tim Holtz certainly didn’t disappoint me with his new line. Wonderful! Thanks for making this a fun Saturday….:O)

  22. I love your caddy and the picnic bingo cards. What a great idea.
    Thanks for sharing your talent.
    graphite_1 at yahoo dot com

  23. I LOVE those little aprons! I did something along those lines with a cookie recipe swap, now you have got me thinking about doing a BBQ recipe swap 🙂

  24. Thank you so much for the idea. My 9 yr old daughter is sitting next to me and totally wants to do the bingo game. It was awesome. Karlé xoxo

  25. The picnic bingo was so cute! great idea for my wed night bible class for the kids!! hop hop hopping to the next one 🙂 thanks !

  26. I love picnis to. Your site ia wonderful. I became a follower. Bingo cards are adorable. I just got the block party cart so i am goona have to make a silverware holder for our next picnic as well.

  27. Thank you for this blog hop. It is the first one that i have seen and i learned so much from the very talented ladies that are included! It was nice to have a “picnic” on our rainy day!

  28. Love this cute idea!! Think I’ll make Bingo Cards with my granddaughters this weekend!! (Girly, Girl–0f course!!)

  29. ADORABLE! I need to get my cricut out and work with it more. Loving what I’ve seen from the Block Party cart so far!!

  30. Thanks so much for this fun activity. I waited until I visited all the sites before coming back to yours. While this took a little time because by computer is running slow, it was well worth it. I got so many great ideas. Beside that, what else do I have to do on a Saturday? I could be cleaning house (yuck), but instead I think I’ll go make a few cards with all these new ideas. Thanks again for coordinating this. It was awesome.

  31. It sounds like you have a lot of fun on your picnics and such cute ideas to keep it fun! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Wow! What a great idea for playing BINGO. May have to make some of these for road trips as well. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Oh my gosh! Your ideas and projects are incredible and so-o-o-o cute! This blog hop is my first, and so fun. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing ideas! My grandkids will love the picnic bingo!

  34. You rock girl, I love your picnic projects especially the bingo cards and silverware caddy. Thanks for sharing your awesome tutorial.

  35. Wow! love the way you used design elements to make the picnic fun & decorative….thanks for sharing your talent.

  36. I just love the Bingo Cards—-will have to make me some for our family events. Thank you for the great idea. Have a blessed day. Kathy

  37. This is my first visit to your site. I am loving your work. Those bingo cards are so adorable and the silverware caddy is a cool idea. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Wow, I love the bingo idea!! so Super cute!!! 🙂 I may just have to scrap lift that idea for my picnics… 🙂
    Great Job Sarah, and thanks for letting me be a part of your amazing blog hop!!
    <3 Holly

  39. Love you blog……….I so enjoy blog hops because it showcases so many talented individuals. Thank you for sharing your talents, and I just love all three items, the apron, the silverware caddy and the bingo cards……..Thank you again for your generousity.

  40. I just love your blog!! Blog hops are great because it shows us a lot of peoples talents that we may have not seen before. Your Bingo game is such a clever idea. I love it!! Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Take care, Jenny L 🙂

  41. First time blog hopper here. This has been so much fun seeing everyone’s projects. I enjoyed all the little (cute as a bug) critters. Thank you and have a great weekend!!

  42. LOVE the bingo cards, so cute, and I am glad that I found this blog hop, this is my first one and how much fun is this, I am seeing so many cute ideas. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. Love this idea, WOW!! I have not been on an old fashion picnic since I was a little girl, going to take your advice and set one up. Thanks!!!

  44. Enjoyed the blog hop!! Great Game!! My kids beg me all the time to go on a picnic. Think I will!! Thanks

  45. A Blog Hop! What a great concept! Love this idea and I am getting some wonderful creative ideas! I love you utensil caddy! What a snazzy idea! My parents love to camp and this would be great for them!

  46. I just happen to find this site by hopping around and I am glad I did. Now I am going to do some exploring and see what other fantastic projects are out there. Thanks!

  47. Wow! What a great idea–pinich bingo. Definary have to create that for our next pinic. Thanks for inspiration!

  48. I love love love your little bingo game! My little ones would love it as well! I see some scraplifting in my future! Thanks for sharing and starting the “picnic blog hop” 🙂

  49. Sarah ! Thanks so much for inviting me to be a part of your hop. It was so much ! I only wish I could have been at my computer more today. I was so busy trying to catch up with things now that I feel better and have my energy back 🙂 I loved your post too, what cute ideas 🙂

  50. Not exactly sure what I am doing 🙂 but trying to hop along 🙂
    Liked your bingo idea and the upcycling ideas. Will see if I can work out how the rest of the blog hopping works.
    Thanks for your share, will bookmark it for future reference.

  51. Had to show hubby the bingo cards as we both love the game and think that it was sure a cute idea. I am sure your kids will enjoy it on your next picnic. I also read to him about the picnic you all go on every year.. hint.. hint! Hopefully planted a seed. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I hope you enjoyed your blog hop.

  52. Thank you SO much for hosting such a fun event. I would say you definitely pulled this one off!! Way to go!! Everyone had such fun ideas and DIFFERENT ideas….in fact we just had friends over for dinner and games and they just left & I made sure and SAVED the “containers” so I can make something with them. I had to laugh though, because I was toying around with a utensil caddy for a while before I decided to make a center piece:) Great minds think alike!! I also saved the “tops” to our bottles and plan to make a travel game with it – I love that even the bloggers hosting are taking home fun ideas from this blog hop. Thanks Sarah!!

  53. I can’t seem to pass your security code…ok one last try! 🙂
    Love your projects, the bingo cards are great and the caddy is amazing!

  54. Very nice! I have a question on your bingo cards though: If all of the items on the bingo cards are in the same position on each card, wouldn’t our grandkids all scream BINGO at the same time? I think so! It would take a little more work, but you should scramble your images on each card (using your computer). But truly, great idea and I love the upcycling!

  55. Hi Sarah,

    My favorite thing about hops is being introduced to new crafters and blogs! 🙂 I look forward to following yours…

    I love the items you made with the Cricut Lite Block Party!!! 🙂 My family and I love picnics, too, so I can see myself making similar items.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win,


  56. Well, I am a day late but had trouble getting on your blog last night. Wanted to say thanks for setting this up!!

  57. Love the picnic bingo. That is something I would use in the classroom during our picnic theme or for Teddy Bear’s picnic story.

  58. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! My Daughters’ bday party’s are joint this year one is going to be 9, the other 1, we are having a picnic theme! Thanks for the ideas!!!

  59. The bingo cards are absolutely adorable. I will keep these in mind as my grandkids get a little older and need to find ways to entertain them.


  60. What a FANTASTIC project!!! I just love how you can customize this for whatever party it is for!!! Just LOVE it….thanks so much for the idea!


  61. SUPER cute idea!!! I just LOVE IT! I might have to do this for my kids when we go to our family reunion next weekend!

  62. thanks so much for the blog picnic they were lots of fun, I went away that day so I was up early checking all of them out before I left thanks for sharing and giving us all a chance to be a winner 🙂

  63. That is so cute!!!! I love how you used a 6 pack for the plastic ware. Love the bingo cards what a cute touch. I am sure to use your idea of the plastic ware holder. I can see it being used for so many occasions not just for block party:)

  64. OMGoodness, I love those bingo cards! What a fabulous and fun idea, my girls will love those. Thanks for sharing your creativity… I am definately going to follow your site.

  65. Love your video… and your project is super cute!!
    Never thought of using a snake glue think (don’t know how it’s called) to glue the tiny cuts on… so thanks for the tip :d
    Hugs Anja

  66. WOW! The bingo cards are a wonderful idea for kiddos. We do a lot of bbqing at our house during the summer! What a great idea to keep them busy!

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