Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Spring Sign for Whimsical Wednesday


Hello everyone!

Today is a special day because I get to share my project for Whimsical Wednesday!  The challenge this time around is called Spring Has Sprung In Our Homes - and the challenge is to create a Spring home decor item. Make sure and head on over to the Whimsical Wednesday blog because you'll want to see the design team's creations - and also enter your own creation for the chance to win a great prize.

My project is super simple.  I tend to like seasonal home decor projects that are quick and easy to put together since they usually don't last for the following year. 

Sometimes simple is good!  This way when my son ends up with it in his mouth or some other thing happens to destroy it I won't be agonizing about the hours of work I put in.  *LOL* ;)  I tend to save my special projects as gifts, like fancier cards, because I get them out of my house to safety quickly.


I used a gorgeous floral pattern from DCWV as the base for this little sign.  It measures 12 inches by 9 inches.  I strung some pink polka dotted ribbon through the top to hang the little sign. 

I used some DCWV glittered cardstock.  I LOVE using that in my Cricut.  It is super high quality and doesn't get loose glitter everywhere.  I do use a multi-cut of 2 and usually get great results.  The pink layer is 6 by 9.  The letters were cut using Ashlyns Alphabet at 2.5 inches.


I finished off with some super cute flower embellishments from K & Company!  
Quick, easy, and very Spring!  I'm planning on placing this sign on my front door.  I always enjoy something pleasant to welcome us home.


Also, sorry I've been MIA - sick kiddos have been keeping me busy :)  I hope to catch up with my bloggy friends very soon.

17 comments:

Margie said...

What a sweet hanging, Amber! Love the traditional spring colors! Hope those little ones are feeling better! :)

Nikki T said...

This is so cute. I love the colors. Hope your kids feel better soon.
Nikki
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

girlia said...

cute sign

Cindy said...

Super job Girl!I love your little flowers,Great spring project!! Have a beautiful day my friend! :)

ScrappingStephanie said...

Such a pretty sign Amber. I am loving that font...that is now a must have cart for me. Great colors too, and thanks for the tip about the glitter card stock. I understand what you mean about simple. The banner I made will be hung super high on my daughter wall. Once she could stand in her crib she tore the reachable wallpaper and tore it off the walls:( Hours of work down the drain..so I relate to you. Great job with the challenge this week:)

DonnaMundinger said...

Very pretty, Amber. Love the glitter and the font. Just got Ashlyn's Alphabet myself. xxD

*Star said...

Cute sign! I know what you mean about quick and simple and projects not always making it to the following year. ;) I love all the glitter paper you used and those flowers are so great. TFs and have a great day. :)

just2ducky said...

I am all for simple! Love the sign.

GiGi said...

So cute! I love the flowers!

Charlotte said...

Hi Amber, I love the colors you used to make your sign. They just sing spring. And yes, sometimes, less is more.

Cathryn said...

Very cute, Love that paper!! I hope your little ones are better! TFS Cathryn67 :)

Marlene said...

Happy sign! Cheery!

Hope you feel better soon.

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Amber~ this hanging is fun & feminine. I just love the the paper & the letters you used.
Super nice job!
Crafty best wishes,
Sonia

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty and springy!

Kim H said...

This is just perfect! It screams happy, bright and spring! LOVE both the background papers!I always forget about that cartridge~ I love the font! Nice touch with the flowers too! Your story just made me laugh! I totally get it about how it might not last until next year! Once the kids get older it does get better!I know about sickness it is currently passing thru this house! I am the who has it know! Hopefully it won't last long and you all get some sleep!
Great job!

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shelly said...

maybe simple but sings spring loudly. i love the pretty paper you used.