Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking In August #2

Well, I hope ya'll had a good time traveling through the hop last week and you were inspired to get creating. And if by chance you don't have the Artbooking cartridge and weren't quite sure you wanted it, I bet you've changed your mind by now. If not......then check out another week of inspiration.

Welcome to Week #2 of the Artbooking in August Blog Hop. Last week's artwork was so phenomenal and this week over 35 creative consultants are at it again!

  This challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack.  Our mission is to design each of the following:

1. 2 page layout 
2. Card
3. Mini Book 
4. Home decor or 'giftable' item 

  We are able to choose what to make and when to post it. AND if we want to add stamps to our designs, that is OK.  This week my project is a 2 page layout.
Remember this is a circular blog hop and if you get lost or confused along the way, the list is posted on Adeline's blog HERE.
Last week we had some bumps, but hopefully this week we'll be experts at this.
If you came here from Jami's blog then your on the right track.

I used the Nursery Layout on page 84. With a few changes.  This cartridge takes all the work out of making a 2 page layout! Set your machine to cut at 11" and cut any of the pieces that are shown for that layout and they will all come out proportioned for a 12" x 12" page! Is that not cool?! Saves a ton of paper. You can have a whole layout done in minutes or you can add your own creative twists if you want. I love the option to do that too.
Please excuse the lighting it is aweful. I will see if I can get better pictures up tomorrow. That's what happens when you try to do your project on the last day :(

Here are some detailed shots. I used the negative pieces from the overlay, or least a few of them, to make flowers and even some pink leaves on the tree branch!
I used Cricut Craft Room and joined the letters together from the Artbooking cartridge. And then I was able to size them to the size I wanted. Cricut Craft Room is free and your imagination is the limit of what you can do there!
Other products used:
   Hollyhock, Blush, Slate, Chocolate cardstock
    Claire B&T retired
   Slate and Sunset
Stamp sets:
    Babycakes WOTG D1569
    My Life D1572  comes with the Artbooking Cricut bundle
   Sweet & Lovely D1571  also comes the the Artbooking bundle
   Welcome Baby  B1325  retired- used "baby" stamp
   Paper Pouch large- retired  (used behind picture to place journaling)
   Floral Accents Z1883

Now you can travel on to see what Betty created this week. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you were inspired. If you'd like to purchase any of these products just go HERE or if you have any questions just email me. 
I love to hear your comments. Have a blessed week,     Polly


  1. Cute, cute,cute! What a lovely design for such a precious baby! The name is beautiful as well...

  2. Darling layout, and how clever to use the negative pieces to make flowers!

  3. Beautiful layout, love the detail shots!

  4. Beautiful layout. Love how you made leaves and flowers using the negative pieces.

  5. Lovely layout! Thanks for taking the extra time to take closeup photos of the embellishments
    :) Marie

  6. WOW... love everything about this layout! Love the colors and the use of the negative pieces. I have a bag started and now I am inspired to use some up!

  7. So creative you are...using those negative pieces like that! Thanks for sharing! Your layout is adorable, and is the little one! :)

  8. Adorable layouts! Love the use of the negative spaces!


  9. Your layouts are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Love your layouts!! I like the paper used for the owl and how you did the leaves on the tree. TFS

  11. This layout is so cute! I love that little owl - the colors are so unusual. Great way to use some of those negative images too.


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