Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking In August #4

 Week #4, the last week of the hop and I am very late posting. I am on vacation and the first two days have been filled with family functions and I didn't get done what I should have. Plus we had two days travel. Sorry about messing up the flow of this hop.
I hope ya'll have enjoyed this month long hop as much as I have.
  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' 

  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. 
 My last project to showcase is the mini album and I kinda cheated on this one. I had an original started but didn't get it done before I left for vacation and so grabbed the mini that we got to make at convention this year. I didn't have it done either, so I finished it up on the trip up. I am sure that some of you haven't seen this and will enjoy seeing the tons of cuts that they put together for this mini. It is packed with a wide variety of the cuts that are available on the Artbooking cartridge. Sorry to those who were there and made their own.
We came to Indiana to see a new granddaughter and most of our family and all of our grandchildren are here and that is my excuse. Why didn't I get it done before since I knew I was coming? Because of a ton of other things that needed to be done before we left!  So those are my excuses and I'm sticking to them! :)

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.
If you came here from Jami's blog then your on the right track.

Here are some of the inside pages. This thing is packed with all kinds of cuts.
Pockets with tags.

And tags to fit inside the file folder pockets. I used some of the negative punchouts and put them in other places for added decorations. The punchouts from the arrow tabs are on the notebook page at the top and the hearts from the file folder page I glued on the tag.
This mini album also used some of the Laughing Lola complement pieces and a few pieces were stamped using theGeometric Background stamp set. But this is a really good example of all the things you can do with just this one cartridge. The pages were also all cut from this cartridge. And it is tied together with our Baker's Twine. I think I will end up punching some holes in the spine and tying it in like that for a better hold.

 Now your ready to hop on and see what Betty has created this week.

I hope you all have enjoyed this months Artbooking showcase and that your filled to the brim with creative ideas. I know I am! I just need to get back home to my craft room and get busy, but first I am going to enjoy a week with my kids, grandkids and lots of other family.     Blessings to you all,    Polly


  1. This was a fun one to put together, wasn't it! Hope you had fun with the grandchildren!

  2. Love this album, the colors are so bright and cheerful!

  3. I can't get enough of this one... I love it!

  4. Absolutely love your album. Great colors. I'm a follower

  5. This album is so cute. It is a great way to show off the Artbooking cartridge.

  6. I tried to recreate this mini book for my first mini-book workshop - WOW - so many cuts of paper! Now it is time to fill those pages with pictures of your new grandbaby! Thank you for participating in this first ever Artbooking in August! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely artwork.


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