Monday, April 11, 2011

FCCB Spring Fling Crawl - Spring Sign

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Supplies Used:
Cricut Expression, Cricut Design Studio, Cricut Storybook Cartridge, Cricut Don Juan Cartridge, Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge, Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge, Bazzill 'Lily Pond', 'Pollen' Cardstock, K&CO 'Lovely' Papers, Fances Meyer Paper(blue), Jillibean Soup 'Half Pound Blossoms' Paper(pink dots), Crinkle Ribbon, Misc - scraps, flowers, ink

Hi Everyone!

Normally, I would be posting the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday of the week, but not today - we have something even better in store for you. The Fantabulous Cricut Blog is having its FIFTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop! 

It's Spring Time and everyone at the Fantabulous Cricut had decided to have a SPRING FLING! Each Design Team member will be featuring an original SPRING project that includes PINK, GREEN and YELLOW on it along with at least ONE CRICUT CUT.

If you've come from Maquel's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction. If you just happened to come across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT member's blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a SPRING FLING project at FCCB!

For my project, I created a SPRING sign.

I used the Storybook Cartridge to cut out the 'Marquee2' label using the Tall/Border Feature. This cut doesn't bring a Shadow or Layers, so I used Design Studio to resize the labels and layer them.

The base of the sign was cut out of chipboard - aka Cereal Box - using my Deep Blade and MultiCut 3. Between the first layer(green) and the second one(blue) I used my homemade dimensionals. The SPRING title is also popped out using dimensionals.

The SPRING title was designed using the Don Juan Font cartridge and replacing the "I" for a Spring Tulip from the Simply Charmed cartridge.

The Birdie - also from Simply Charmed - and the Butterfly from Create A Critter are taking a rest on top of the SPRING title.

To finish off my SPRING sign, I added three paper roses in PINK, YELLOW, and GREEN. The YELLOW rose, is not originally that color. I used my YELLOW ink pad to color a white rose. Cool trick, right?

Now, what is a SPRING FLING without a GIVEAWAY?!

What to win these SPRING FLING goodies?  Simply follow these 3 rules:

1) You MUST be a FOLLOWER or sign up for EMAIL UPDATES.

Email address needs to be verified.

Do both an get an EXTRA entry.

2) You MUST participate in the Fantabulous Cricut SPRING CRAWL.

3) You MUST leave a comment here with contact information.

I will leave this GIVEAWAY open 'til Sunday, April 17th 11:59 PM EST. I'll announce the winner on Monday, April 18th.

It's your turn! Let's see your SPRING FLING projects!  Make sure to include a CRICUT CUT somewhere on your project and PINK, GREEN, and YELLOW!

Next stop is Rae from  Wahoo Crafts. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!


This SPRING SIGN will also be entered into the Cricut Cartridge Chaos Challenge #13 - Storybook or Wrap It Up.


phstennisfan said...

You have a beautiful blog, lots of great work here. Thanks for sharing, Carol

Lucinda said...

very cute. Love it!

shtale said...

This is super cute!
Thanks for all the chances to win :)

shtale said...

I became a follower :)
Thanks for a chance to win :)

shtale said...

I signed up for your email updates!

shtale said...

im participating in the cricut crawl, i didn't post my project yet but will shortly!

Just Jenae said...

So sorry about your blog problems, I had a problem with link within today... hopefully this isn't the first of many "issue's" But that being said I LOVE your project! It is adorable! TFS your talent!

Kate said...

This is gorgeous, Marlene! I love your papers - and how clever to create a matching yellow flower!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

Gorgeous spring sign!!! LOVE the colors and design! I'm a new follower!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

This is such a beautiful sign! I love all the spring colors, Marlene! Awesome!

Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

Carol said...

Absolutely Gorgeous card! Love the colors and the flowers are awesome. TFS

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

This is gorgeous, oh I love this spring sign, and the roses are beautiful!!! A wonderful spring project Marlene!! :)

Jamiecrafts said...

I love your spring sign, great job!

Jenn said...

I am am new follower and I love your blog!!! Thanks for the chance to win :)


Jen_H said...

This spring sign turned out gorgeous. I am a new follower and I can't wait to see you previous and future work. TFS and for the chance to win!

Cherie said...

What a fun sign!! It screams spring! I love it!! :) Thanks for sharing. I am doing the hop, then I am going to go make my project! Thanks so much!

cherie.goyer at

GiGi said...

This is just the cutest card ever! i love the shape of it! I became a follower and signed up for your newsletter! Thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

Sherrie K. said...

Great sign. Thanks for sharing!! I am already a follower and love your ideas!! Thanks for a chance to win!
Sherrie K

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,very pretty spring sign!!!!!!! love it. joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

I love your project! Its beautiful! I am a new follower and email subscriber :)


Maquel said...

This is AMAZING!! I just love your Spring sign!! I would proudly display this in my house!! Beautiful, and you have outdone yourself!! :)

mderosby at gmail dot com

Shelly said...

Wow, I adore your project! You did an amazing job on it! I am a follower and would love for you to stop by my blog and have a peek. Thanks for the fun and chance to win!

Shelly said...

I love your sign! I'm now a follower AND subscribed for email updates! I'm also participating in the Crawl!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley Bregan

Tanya said...

I had trouble all morning trying to post on your blog! I hope you have everything worked out...I am helpless with this computer stuff! I couldn't wait to tell you, how very much I LOVE your project! This is just so, so pretty! I love the colors and the shape and all the sweet details. Love it!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely project! My Grandma needs me to make one for her door at her senior home! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring. pjritsema at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love the rose on the sign.

katieo said...

wow. I love the idea of a plaque. Your paper choices are so cheerful

katieo said...

I am a follower and signed up for newsletter

Helen said...

This is so beautiful!! Great job :)

karensk said...

Really cute spring sign. I have that cartridge but haven't used it much. I think I need to scrap lift this. I like what I saw so I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Theresa said...

Your spring title is so cute! I love the colors and flowers!
I am a follower!

Theresa said...

I signed up for your email updates and I am a follower, love your sign!

Larelyn said...

I love your sign!!! It is just so perfect for a spring welcome. Each little element makes it one special project.

Cathy said...

I love your spring sign, it is gorgeous. Your blog is nice too.

Kaitlin said...

Adorable spring sign! I'm a new follower:)


Kaitlin said...

I singed up for the email updates! Thanks for another chance to win :)


Tanya said...

Love your spring sign! Very pretty :) love those little flowers too!

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Super cute! I am a new follower

GreenScrap said...

Amazing project!! I love it!! Those papers are gorgeous!! Lovely!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

gypsyrps said...

Always love Spring Fling! The colors are wonderful. I have been dying to get some Peachy Keen stamps.
I love their little faces, sooooooo cute.

gypsyrps said...

Oooops, I forgot to leave contact info

Angie said...

beautiful card! I also love your blog page, it's cute! Iam also a follower.


AmyJRockstar said...

Your sign is awesome! It would go perfectly with my 12x12 spring wall art. :0) I was a sign maker for many years and never thought I'd be doing signs by crafting, but they are a lot more fun than making billboards. LOL You have amazing talent and an eye for detail! Great work and I'm proud to be on the FCCB DT with you! Thanks for the chance to win.

XO ~ Amy Jo (new follower - FCCB DT)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I love this cheery! :o) Thanks for sharing!

Lisa N.
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Evanna said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL! I love the spotty paper and the flowers, and the ribbon...I just love it all!!

Krystal said...

What a great sign. Very "springy" LOL. TFS.

I am a new follower!

I'd love for you to come visit and follow my blog too.

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Krystal said...

I signed up for email updates too!!!

This is my 2nd entry comment.

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Krystal said...

I've participated in this challenge. You can find my project here:

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

Tamara said...

Very cute label! I love the colors of this "crawl"...they are just so cheery! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Penny said...

Your project is so pretty. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal do tnet

Amy E said...

Your sign is ADORABLE! I just signed up to be your follower, and I'm already working on creating my own project to participate in the Crawl!


katkub said...

really like the flower for the I!!

colorjunky said...

What a great idea. I love it. You did an amazing job with the colors.
I am a new follower but will be back often because I love your blog!

Kate said...

This sign is just so cute. I love it.

Rae Finke said...

Oh My Goodness... I ABSOLUTELY love your Spring sign. It is gorgeous! Great job with the Spring Fling challenge!!!

liz said...

This is too cute perfect for a greeting to hang on the door!

Karla Yungwirth said...

Love this spring sign! the paper flowers are beautiful. I'm a follower :)

Karla Yungwirth said...

Just signed up for email updates! Looking forward to your posts.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so awesome!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC this week!!!

marg0006 said...

Just became a follower and my email is Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Lisa said...

This sign is so awesome and I love all the details! Beautiful! I'm a new follower...I would love for you to stop by mine and follow as well :) Looking forward to seeing all of your future projects and thanks so much for the chance to win :)

Donna and Sara said...

Just beautiful! So springy and cheery. Thank you.

Amber said...

This is gorgeous as usually Marlene! You are so talented! I love the beautiful papers and your homemade dimesionals are great! The little details are just perfect for Spring! I am so late crawling so I must move on!

Amy said...

I simply adore your Spring sign!! All those little details add so much!! :)

I only just learned of the crawl, so I'm running in between stops (but crawling through the posts!)... :)

I'm happy to already be a follower!!

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Glenda said...

Gorgeous Spring sign! I do not see your followers--maybe it will show up soon!

Krystal said...

Hey there! I just wanted to let you know that I received my blog candy and I LOVE IT!! What a great giveaway! Thank you so much!! I can't wait to post a project using my new items. :)

You have a wonderful day and I hope you are able to work out the bugs on your blog....I know how frustrating it can be!

kreative.krystal at gmail dot com

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