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Monday, April 11, 2011

FCCB Spring Fling Cricut Crawl

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Welcome to Scrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro (Fibromyalgia) and the fifth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!

It's Spring Time, even though some places may not look like it :) and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has 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.

I am super excited to be here today!  I am so lucky as to be a part of (let alone, the first stop!!!)  this Cricut Crawl!  I  get to work with a wonderful design team over at FCCB and today's the day we are showing you what we are all about!  I am glad you all could join us.  You will find some great creations and lots of fun goodies along the way.  Curious if I'm having blog candy?  Guess you'll have to just read through this post and find out! ;) 

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 members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Spring Fling" project at FCCB!

How fun is that?

You won't want to miss a single stop along the way.  Since I am the very first stop, you probably came here directly from the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog or you are in luck for checking my post directly today!  There is a list at the bottom of my post of all the participants so you won't get lost along the way. 

I used all the colors required in the challenge and then some.  My Cricut cut is the word "Spring" from the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge which came with my Gypsy.  When I first saw a Gypsy, I thought, really what would anyone need one of these for?  I didn't think I'd ever have a use for one.  Boy was I wrong!  If you own a Cricut you NEED this machine!  It is sooooo incredible and tons of fun.  It allows you to do things you can't do on your cutting machine.  I highly recommend checking it out if you don't already own one.  Plus, the cost has come way down!

Onto my project...  I decided I really wanted to do something other than a card this time and I couldn't do a layout because I really couldn't think of any good pictures to put on it so I created a cute 12x12 page to frame and hang up on the wall.  I think I will do one for each season and switch them out! 

*I am sorry for all the pics, but many were needed to get the full effect.  Please feel free to skip through the details so you can get through the hop.  I just wrote them out for people who are interested.

Details:   I just loved this background paper from my K & Company Snuggle Bug paper pack.  The photos aren't the greatest (I apologize) and don't do it justice.  You should be able to enlarge them, by clicking, to get a better idea of the actual colors.  Next, I found the cutest cutout 12x12 sheet from Fancy Pants, called Kraft Kuts #2 - made from Kraft paper.  That's where the awesome tree and birds and flowers came from.  Talk about making a simple project! ;)  Also, the sunshine is from there and I added glossy accents to the center, but on camera it looks like an egg yolk! LOL Ooops!  Not quite what I was going for.  I used some magenta cardstock and paper from my stash (that I won!) for the "Spring" word and as I mentioned before, the Gypsy Wanderings cartridge for the cut.  I stamped a little loop de loop by the bee with Colorbox inks and a loop de loop from We are Memory Keepers - Maple Grove.  The cloud is stamped (beginnings) and the sticker in the middle of the tree says "Make the most of every day".  Something I truly believe in. :0)  The caterpillar and butterflies are actually cardboard stickers from Cosmo Cricket - Pixie Liscious.  The cloud is from a Crate Paper cutout sheet - Katlin Collections, Impression Die Cuts.  I also used Stickles on the bee's wings and the tree.  The bottom border came from another cutout sheet in my stash.  Finally, I pop dotted a lot of the cute little die cuts and inked the edges of the whole sheet.  Whew!  That was a lot of information.  So sorry bout that, but I get nutty if I forget one little thing! :p

Spring Wall Art

Spring Wall Art Tree Closeup

Spring Wall Art Bottom Left Closeup

Spring Wall Art Bottom Right Closeup

Spring Closeup

Spring Wall Art Sunshine Closeup

Now for the BEST part.... drumroll please..... and the winner will get.... a Paisley Cricut Cartridge!!!  I have won a few cartridges and it brought me so much joy that I have decided to pay it forward and send out a cartridge to one lucky person!

All you have to do to win this is, be or become a follower and leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you. That's it! Super easy. :0) And yes, this is bribery to get you to come back to my site and to be my friend. ;0)

Now 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!

Your next stop is the lovely and talented Audrey.  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!

Thanks for crawling with us! 

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Design Team))

1. Amy:  - That's Me

2. Audrey: - Next stop

3. Barb:

4. Dana:

5. Evanna:

6. Helen:

7. Jamie T:

8. Jenae:

9. Jennie:

10. Kate:

11. Larelyn:

12. Lisa C:

13. Lisa N:

14. Maquel:

15. Marlene:

16. Rae:

17. Robin:


19. Sarah:

20. Saundra:




phstennisfan said...

It's bright and early here and I just love your page, what a good idea to frame it. Thanks, Carol

Kate said...

This is gorgeous!! I absolutely love all your papers and the details are fantastic!! GREAT job!!

Donna said...

So adorable! And I love the paper you used! I am a new follower.

shtale said...

Very cute and great idea! Thanks for a chance to win :) im a new follower.

Tanya said...

This is so bright and happy and "springy"! Love all the colors and those happy little birds are just so cute. I love the glossy accents on the sun, makes it just pop right at you...great project!

Lucinda said...

THis is so bright and cheery. It makes me smile. I love your blog and am happy to be a new follower.

Sherrie K. said...

Very the paper you used. I am a new follower, would love for you to hop over to my blog and follow too:) I am excited to see all your creations...
Sherri K

Leanne said...

This is simply adorable. Hope you're well. I have left something for you on my blog..

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Super cute, Amy! I love when things come together so easily, don't you?

Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

My Lil' Bits said...

This is just so adorable the papers you used. Awesome!
Lisa C - FCCB DT :)

Jen_H said...

I love this wall hanging it is sooo cute! I am a new follower and can't wait to see more from you! TFS and for the chance to win!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Such a great wall art project all those cute buggies are perfect for spring decor. Great project Amy, love it!! :)

Carol said...

Great job on the wall hanging! Perfect for Spring! TFS

Leslie said...

Such a wonderful card! Love all the colors and cuts you did. I love the retro look of the card. Awesome job!

lesliecounterman @ gmail . com


Liz said...

Too cute! Great Idea to have one for each season/occasion.

Melissa said...

So adorable! I'm a new follower as of today and can't wait to see more of your projects. I just ordered myself a gypsy and was having a little buyer's remorse, haha, so I'm glad to read that I "need" it from you!!

truered0430 said...

Very nice. Such great ideas.

Valerie said...

Really cute project, I love all the pretty colors! Very Springy! New follower.


Jenn said...

What a great wall hanging!!! I am a new follower :)


Larelyn said...

Fantastic project! What a wonderful way to bring spring into your home.

Jan said...

I really love your design and attention to detail. I think it's a great idea to swap out the pictures!

Theresa said...

Very cute! Those birds are just the sweetest! GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

So cute!! I am a new follower, so glad I found you. Have a happy Monday!! Thanks for sharing.

Amber's Crafts and Stuff said...

Adorable project. I am a new follower!

amber (at)

Sarah said...

super cute! I love this! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a great cartridge.
craftingwithsarah@gmail. com

MiMi said...

It's great seeing a blog like this. I love your card making ideas.

Pascale said...

Fantastic card Amy I love the word spring it looks great. I love all the birds on here too. Hugs Pascale xxx

Cherie said...

I love the 12x12 wall hanging! Sometimes I can't find the perfect picture for a layout... this is amazing!! I might have to try something like this out! Thanks for the chance to win! I am already a follower :)

cherie.goyer at

GiGi said...

Those little birds and owls are TOO CUTE! Love it! I became a follower and thanks for the chance to win!
booger1 at

FMonty said...

Great project! TFS :)

Debbie said...

just love the birds thanks

upnurse at aol dot com

joydee1963 said...

Such a cute project,I am a new follower!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jennifer~My Creative Crafting said...

This is such a cool idea, and your project is beautiful!! I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing more from you :)


Maquel said...

Fabulous Wall Art, Amy jo! I just love it! What a great way to start the Crawl!! :)

mderosby at gmail dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Great wall art. Love all the critters. I have been a follower for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Such a bright project. Makes me excited for spring to finally be here (yeah, like I needed excitement for that??? The snow melting is exciting enough for me!!!! Hahaha)

Thanks for the chance to win!

I'd love for you to come by my blog and follow me too!!!!

Kreative.Krystal at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

Love the "egg yolk!" Have a graet day Amy!
Sarah :)

flscraplady said...

Great job! Good luck with your Fibro! I have several friends with it. One is taking muscadine extract pills and swears by them (she says they really help). I hope you get better.
diane at weismanfamily dot net

Diane's Place said...

I love those stickers! They are absolutely adorable! and I am definately bribe-able (is that a word?) TFS.

Shelly said...

I'm now a follower!! I LOVE your wall art! It's soooo adorable!!!

Ashley Bregan

Shelly said...

Really Cute Project, and fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the fun!

Daisylove Creations said...

What a super idea to make a wall art project for the different seasons! Loving the spring theme, it's super adorable! Just became a follower :0)

katieo said...

I am so glad I found your blog. I love your style. Your card has so many elements and details. I am a new follower, who also found out recently the advantages of owning a Gypsy

karensk said...

Cute spring hanging I am a follower
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Scrappy Jackie said...

What a cute layout! The colors and different patterned paper you chose is so fun. Thanks for sharing and being part of the hop! pjritsema at gmail dot com

Helen said...

This is so cute!! I am so glad you were able to complete your project and join in the crawl :)

Jazmin said...

Adorable. I love 12 x 12 pictures! Thanks for the inspiration!!


**New Follower**

Anonymous said...

You did an AMAZING job with the challenge. Your project has soooo much detail. It is full of Spring, for sure and I love it! Great job!!!

Cathy said...

I am a new follower and fairly new cardmaker. I own a personal cricut, where I am just starting out. Love it. I love your 12x12 picture..adorable. TFS. thanks for a chance at some candy too.

Ann said...

Great job! Love all that you do! I am already a follower, no bribery needed LOL
Thanks for the chance to win.
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com

Jill Bayless said...

Super sweet, now if our weather would just be as bright! Now a follower and thanks for a chance to win.

Tanya said...

Love your wall art! Love your bribery too but I'm already a follower so it wasn't needed for me :P

Thanks for the chance to win a cartridge, that would be awesome.

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Kaitlin said...

Adorable project!!:) I'm a new follower!:)


Penny said...

New follower. Love your projects. TFS

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

Charlotte said...

Oh so cute. I love all the pretty papers you used.

wils6080 at bellsouth dot com

GreenScrap said...

Your project is gorgeous!! I love the patterned papers they look like fabric!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Angie said...

your page is awsome. it's so spring. Iam inspried now to do a page! THanks for the chance to win. iam also a follower now.


Jenn said...

Awe, so cute! Love the little critters, great project! TFS!
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Just Jenae said...

Very cute! Love those little critters and the tree is fantastic, I love all those circles!



colorjunky said...

such a creative card. I really love all the detail you put into it.
Sometime I would like to hear how you cope with your fibro because I also suffer with it. Thank you for sharing your work.

Cindy said...

new follower love your project hope to see more in the coming weeks. off to hop to the next site.
thanks for inviting me.

Lisa said...

This is just sooooo adorable!!!! I love it! :o) Thanks for sharing!

Lisa N.

Evanna said...

What a cute project! I love the paper!

Tamara said...

Wow! That turned out so cute! I never thought about making wall art...It's a layout without pictures! I think I will have to do that! I have so many great papers and such with no pictures to go with it! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Lara said...

I have fibro too! I am so impressed with your work- I became a follower!
lclass003 at gmail dot com

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this card so beautiful. tfs. hugs

scrapaholicjen said...

So cute! Great idea to make one for each season! Thanks for the chance to win!
qtme2003 at yahoo dot ca

Amy E said...

I love the page! Thanks for sharing!


Karla Yungwirth said...

Very cute project! Love those colors :)

katkub said...

never thought to make one for each season and them switch them out! love it!

Kris said...

That is so cute! Love all those birds! And birds do say "SPRING" to me! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

The wall art is great. I love all the colors you used. What a great idea. TFS

God Bless
Heather Pullen

Kate said...

Adorable. TFS

Beth said...

So great to see something other than a card, always inspired!

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE all the pictures... It shows all the detail quite nicely! Awesome Project! :o)

Ann Morrell said...

I enjoyed reading all about you and your goals. I wish you luck in writing that article or book.
Ann M

marg0006 said...

Just became a follower and thanks for the chance at a cart giveaway.

marg0006 said...

Forgit to leave my info. Email is: and blog is: loving scrapper 101.

Sunshine & All Things Crafty said...

How adorable! What a cute idea :)

Thanks for a chance to win!

Lisa said...

This card is so awesome! I love the caterpillar trying to climb the tree! I'm a new follower...Thanks so much for a chance to win a Cricut cart :)

jennyplace2 said...

Sorry to hear your feeling so rough lately, I hope you will be feeling on top of the world in a couple of days my friend. Love your beautiful turned out so stunning and will look great in a frame on your wall. Of course I am already a follower and would love to win this cartridge. Take care and get better soon.

4kids4 said...
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4kids4 said...

I love the idea of framing this page, hanging it on the wall and swapping it for another whenever you please...I should try that! Your page is all the birdies and the caterpillar! I LOVE my Gypsy too! :-) TFS and feel better!

~Sharon C.
sconn0925 at yahoo dot com

Amber said...

I am running so late for the crawl! I'm going to have to crawl really fast, like army crawl style...hehe! Better late than never! I love your happy and cheery spring creation! All the little details are fabulous and you know, you wouldn't need to bribe me to be your friend! I'm happy to talk to anyone that will listen..hehe! Thanks for sharing this cutie! I'm off to the next blog!

Amy said...

Beautiful wall art!! I only just found out about the crawl, so I'm trying to crawl, run, crawl, run, crawl instead... Hope that's not cheating!! :)

I'm a new follower!! Love seeing what you create!!

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

Glenda said...

Beautiful project! Love the colors and all your details!

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