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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking Blog Hop Week 4

                             If you have come her from Deb's Blog then you are on the right path.

  This week I have done another mini album from our cartridge, as it appears that this is my favorite aspect of the cartridge.  I am hosting a monthly Artbooking class and this is going to be our first project using the Huntington paper pack.  It is intended to be a Gratitude Album to use around Thanksgiving as a place to either jot down things that you are grateful for or you could have each of your guests fill out a tag and start a new family tradition.  This would also work great as a memory album to write down special memories of that special someone that you have lost.  I plan to just do the very basic book and have lots of embellishments, priced/embellishment so my guests can make it their own creation.  I used quite a few retired embellishments but you could easily find current embellishments that would serve the same purpose.  The page with the hinges opens up and hold a flip flap album for photos.   I have a few areas to fix as I added something here and there and changed my mind so if you look closely at the photos you will see my mistakes.  These will get fixed up but I needed to get this posted so did it as is for now.  Most of the pages are from the baby album.  Thanks for stopping by.

Now you are of to Polly's Blog to check out her final project.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artbooking Blog Hop #3

Hello There Bloggers!  If you have hopped over from Deb's Blog then you're on the right path.

  The book I have created for this weeks hop was made with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, CTMH 3 ring binder, flip flaps and many CTMH embellishments.  The paper is the latest addition to the Teresa Collins collection.  I planned on signing up for the class she will be hosting at Scrapfest in Minneapolis, using this paper pack, but I was too slow.  I was thrilled to find the paper pack this past week at our local county fair and couldn't wait to create an album of my own with it.  I hope that it is Ok that I am using it.  I plan to use it to document this years Christmas memories and love the 3 ring binder so I can add all of the Christmas cards that we receive this year.
This is the front cover.
This is the first page using the Christmas page from the Artbooking Cartridge.

The next two pages I used flip flaps to make a mini album for family photos.

More pages using the Artbooking Cartridge.  The little book on the left opens to reveal places for photos.  The envelope holds this years request to Santa.

This is the backside of the envelope and is another envelope that hide a journal card.

More flip flaps for photos.

I love how this book turned out and was thrilled to be able to use my CTMH supplies along with a paper pack that I love and create something that will truly become a wonderful documentation of a time in our life.  I love, love love the versatility of this cartridge.  I'm not a scrapbooker but this cartridge makes it so super duper easy peasy that it can turn anyone into a creative genius.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. 

Now you can hop on over to Polly's Blog and check out where her creative journey has taken her this week..

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking and September Stamp of the Month Tags

I decided to do tags rather than cards for this weeks blog hop.  I love tags because the add so much to the top of a gift bag or can just add a special touch to a cellophane bag filled with cookies to deliver to that special friend or neighbor.  I love that you can add lots of embellishments without having to worry about how well it will fit into an envelope.  I don't like that they photographed rather poorly but sometimes that's the price you pay for adding too much bling and working with drab colors.  I used a file folder to create the tags that I cut 6 1/4 x 3 1/4, I was able to get 6 tags from 1 folder.  I only used the file folders, craft cardstock here, black cardstock here and black glitter paper here for the papers.  The color is all done with our inks. The crow is one of the felt ones from the while supplies last section for $1.50 found here here .   I used Artbooking here all with real dial size pushed for the bat-1 1/2, back part of the moon-2, 1 at 1 1/2 and the flower 1 at 1 inch and the other at 1 1/2 in the black glitter paper.  The moon at 1 1/2 and flowers 1 each at 1 1/2 and 1 at 1 inch in craft paper.  I used lots of our background stamp sets to create the texture.  I used the stamp set from Laughing Lola cardmaking kit here for the ribbon and used the little blotch from that set to help create the vintage look on all of the edges.

This one was made almost exact but I used some of the retired wooden fall ornaments.  I stamped the leaf in the chevron stamp set found here and the top of the acorn was stamped with the Laughing Lola stamp set above.  The metal plate is also a retired piece that was on the WSL section not too long ago.   I cut the branch from Artbooking pg 72 at 1 1/2. and inked the edges to add dimension.

I used cranberry ink for the background stamp on this stamp and Ponderossa Pine on the houndstooth portion and screen print on the tree with the stamp set here.  I think that the background stamps that we have are fabulous to use in conjunction with our Cricut cuts to give added dimension to a flat piece of paper.  I cut the tree at 3 inches out of craft paper and used left over file folder for the snowflake cut 2 at 2 1/2 and 1 at 2 inches.  The gem in the middle is unfortunately retired, but I think they should come back with something similar as they were my all time favorite embellishment.  The small blings are some that we as demonstrators can order in bulk.   

Let Me Know Which One Is Your Favorite!!!!!

I hope that you have found a bit of inspiration on all of the great blogs this week and look forward to you stopping in again next week.  Be sure to stop by Polly's Blog next to see what great project she has created for this weeks hop.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Halloween Artbooking Page Layout

  Hello There Bloggers and welcome to the blog hop.  This is a very simple 2 page layout using Laughing Lola paper and the new CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  I did this up as a sample to show the gals at my open house how quick and simple you can throw this layout together.  I will probably use a background stamp on the Halloween, to make it stand out a bit.  I am not an avid scrapbooker so this cartridge is perfect for me.  Amazing looking pages with the touch of a button, does it get any better?  With this project I wanted to show how easy it is to mix and match the pieces of the cartridge and how easily you can create a page that is uniquely yours.
  Next you will check out Polly's Blog and what she has come up with to share with you today.  Happy Blogging!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

August SOTM- FREE with $50.00 purchase

This is the SOTM for August and will be showcased at my new catalog open house Monday July 29th beginning at 7:00 at the Groton Community Center.  We have just been notified that rather than the SOTM costing only $5.00 with the purchase of $50.00, CTMH will be giving the set away FREE with a $50.00 purchase.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tent Mini Album

This is the front cover of a fun album kit that I am offering this month.  The cost is $10.00 or FREE with the purchase of at least $30.00 from my website http://jamilarson.ctmh.com/ It will be held together by two binder rings so you will have lots of room to add as many pages as you need.  The feet are attached to adhesive springs so they wobble a bit as the hang out from the end of the tent.  I will be completing the pages  as we continue through the summer and will continue to post photos as we go along.  I plan to use this as a way to document our activities of the summer break,

Minnie & Mickey Mouse layout

This fun layout was done using cutting instructions from a Monique Griffith kit found here http://monkeydoodlecricut.blogspot.com/.  I used CTMH papers as well as the June Stamp of the Month.