Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fun in the Sun Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Joy's Life DT Fun in the Sun Blog Hop!  If you just hopped here from Ashley you're in the right place!  If you want to start at the beginning click HERE... 

I have to admit that summer is not my favorite season...  I know, how could I say that!?!?!  The area where I live gets REALLY HOT during the summer and a lot of our days reach over 100 degrees!  However, I do love BBQs!  It is so fun to have people over and just eat, drink, and enjoy each other's company...  I have a really nice back yard and it does lend itself well to outside gatherings!  :)  I also really love to cook, and a BBQ is a nice way to have everyone over so I can do just that!

I decided that for my project I would make a BBQ invitation using one of Joy's new stamps!  This set will be available very soon, and I love it!  It's very punny (which is my fave), and it's all about summertime!  :)

Father's Day Cartridge- BBQ cut at 2.65"
Everyday Paper Dolls- grass cut at .79" (I welded it to a rectangle)
Cuttlebug- forest branches
Joy's Life Stamps- Pun in the Sun (coming soon!)

Okay, one last thing before you enjoy the rest of the hop!  I thought it would be great to share with you one of my favorite summertime recipes...  I make this salsa/dip/relish stuff for every BBQ, it's just so stinkin' good!  Trust me, you must make this at your next summertime gathering!  :)

Black Bean & Corn Salsa
(Combine all of these ingredients, stir together, and serve with tortilla chips)

2 cans drained black beans
1 bag frozen corn
1/2 c. olive oil
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. vinegar (I use a combo of seasoned rice vinegar & white)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
Avocado, diced  

Okay everyone,  you're next stop on the hop is Maria!  :)

Here's the line-up:

Here's what the new stamp set looks like!


Georgiana said...

I wish I could receive one of these invitations in the mail. Try to enjoy your is vacation time!

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Creative Diva said...

Stunning card and I love the twine behind the grill. Hope you have a great Summer.

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Lori Vann said...

and now I'm hungry (even though it's only 8:44am). LOVE the salsa recipe! The 3D look of the card is awesome, will have to look into getting the cartridge with the grill.

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Adrian said...

Wow, love your card, the colors go together so well!!

Joy said...

Your card is GREAT and I love that recipe too! Thank you for being in the Pun in the Sun blog hop!
Super hugs,

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What a cute little card! I love that grill!


BugBites said...

Love your card and your salsa recipe is one I make often too...sooo delish

gRiSeL™ said...

Nice card!! What a cute and happy looking grill! (: Thanks for sharing that recipe!!! I was sold at avocado!!! mmmm!!! *drooling* Will need to try this salsa recipe out soon!! (;

jessica said...

GREAT BBQ card!! love that cut and it looks fab on your card!!
Yummy salsa recipe...will have to give this a try :)

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Love your card and I love black bean salsa! We have it at nearly all of our card swaps! Awesome projects on your blog too! I'm a new follower!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is a super cute invitation Amy! the BBQ cut is awesome, why don't I own that cart?! :)
Summer is my least fav season too, I hibernate in the air conditioning all summer long!
have a great wknd!

Ashley H said...

This card is SO cute & the salsa sounds YUMMY!!

Got2BCrafting said...

Awesome invitation!!! I love all the patterns and textures... it's perfect!!

marla said...

Super cute card invitation. I love the font of these stamps. Thanks for sharing!!

Susan Martin said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That barbeque is so cute!!!LOVE those invitations.

Vicki said...

Very cute invite. Hope your summer isn't too warm.

Donna said...

New follower, plan to try the recipe too

Jennie Garcia said...

Really cute card!! Thanks for the recipe!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennnie @

Maribel said...

I have got to start using this cart. Your card is too cute! I love the black with the yellow.

Jovan said...


Gabriela Sandoval said...

I like your BBQ card and thanks for the recipe...Yum! Hope you can check out my blog.


Babe O'Mara said...

Cute card. Love how you used the twine. Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy.


Daisylove Creations said...

Super cute card, love the grill and the twine too!! Great recipe too!
TFS :0)

Lisa R. said...

Fantastic card! Love the embellishing. Great recipe! TFs joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

CathyinMN said...

Very cute BBQ invitation. Your salsa recipe looks yummy. TFS!

Nina Yang said...

I live in AZ, Amy! :) I enjoy BBQs too when I am invited though :) The grill is very cute!

Shelly said...

Oh my gosh, this is so CUTE! Perfect summer colors! Yum Yum on the BB & Corn Salsa. I will try it - thanks!
Hope you have a SUPER Saturday!

SiskiyouSue said...

Your invitation is darling, I'd come, especially for the food! I'm going to try your salsa, thanks.

Bethany Becker said...

Love the invitation! The salsa looks amazing!

Jeannie from said...

AMAZING! Love that bbq! How fun! What a great idea to pass along a recipe also! Miss smarty! Love it! this has been such a fun hop!!

Sherrie K. said...

Amy, this is to cute! What a fun invitation to get...awesome BBQ cut and love the twine!! Great job!
I wouldn't like it 100-that is way to hot. We sometimes get to 90 for a short period of time but not usually that hot-try and stay cool! Have a great evening and thanks for sharing your awesome invitation!
Sherrie K

Patty B said...

Super cute card, Amy! I love the BBQ grill. Thanks for the recipe, also! I am going to have to try it!!!! :)

Amy E said...

Cute invitations! And the recipe sounds super yummy!

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Maria said...

This is such a cute card!!! TFS

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Brenda said...

Love this super cute BBQ invite! You do such an amazing job on your cards Amy. Thanks for the super yummy recipe too, I think I will give it a try and try it out on my stamp group!! I dont' mind the heat if you can cool off in a pool, lol.

Warm n Wonderful said...

Love the invitation, Love the recipe. Thanks.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great invitation! Thanks for the relish recipe.

Karen L said...

Oh my...this little barbeque is adorable!! Love the fun card !

Diana Fernandez said...

mmmm black bean and corn salsa!!!

joni said...

Love your BBQ card!!! But I really love your recipe for corn Salsa!!!! LOL I can't wait to try it!!! I love the stamp set so much I've already ordered it!!! TFS

Megan Aaron said...

love this! it's so bright and fun!

Sue D said...

Very cute invitation and thanks for the recipe.
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Indy said...

Just love that BBQ! What a fun card!

Lisa said...

What an awesome invite, Amy!! Love the BBQ and the gorgeous papers you used!! So fabulous :)

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