Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Christmas Layouts (S01E12)

Christine shows the Christmas themed keys of CTMH's Artbooking Cricut Cartridge which are on pages 74 and 75 of the handbook.  I love the photo mats that are included on these keys, which, as she points out in the video, also make wonderful journalling spots for your pages!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Making a Splash at the Water Park

This layout uses very little CTMH products...but I do love how it turned out.  The base pattern paper is from a cardstock stack called Over the Rainbow, by We R Memory Keepers - which has been in my stash for a number of years now.  It is a simple graph paper design, but I was quite fond of it and was waiting for the right place to use it.

The title and the two embellishments are from a Cricut Cartridge called Life's a Beach and the ribbon is Offray Ribbon that I picked up a Wal-Mart - probably a few years ago.

I cut the circles (page 21 in the handbook) and the journalling tag (page 70 in the handbook) using the CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge and some cardstock from my stash.  I still need to journal for this layout, but for all practical purposes, it is complete.  I don't often use circles on my layouts, but when I do, I am usually very pleased with the results - and this layout is no exception.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Cross-Cartridge Collaboration (S01E11)

Click HERE to join Carlie as she shows how the three CTMH Cricut Cartridges can work together to create even more variety in your crafting projects.  I love all three of these cartridges and they are by far my go to cartridges when I am scrapbooking or making cards.  I own a good number of other Cricut cartridges (every single one purchased before I ever even knew that CTMH made Cricut cartridges.)  However, since I have added the 3 CTMH cartridges to my collection, I rarely use any of my other cartridges.  They contain such a variety of cuts that I can almost always find the perfect cut for my project on one of the three! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Freedom Layouts (S01E10)

Click HERE to view this video from CTMH.  You will see the Freedom key in action as Carlie shows it used on a traditional patriotic themed layout and then shows cuts from this same Key used on layouts that are not patriotic in nature  This is the true genius of the CTMH Cricut Artbooking cartridge - layouts can be as simple as picking a theme and making the coordinated cuts.  Using this method - all of the work has been done for you.  Just make the cuts.  However, you are able to use most of the cuts from each key on other projects and the creative opportunities are fun to explore.  I enjoy flipping through the handbook and sometimes a particular cut will just jump out as exactly what I needed to add that final finishing touch to my layout.  I hope you enjoy today's installment in the Artbooking Video series.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: Festive Mini Albums (S01E09)

In this video, Jill gives us a peak inside two festive mini albums that were created using the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  The albums are packed with wonderful pages and embellishments there were created using Artbooking.  I love getting to see inside to see all the great design ideas.  These albums are amazing. Hope you enjoy the video :-)

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November SOTM

This month's SOTM is called Illuminate.  It contains multiple images that reflect the theme of light, but the corresponding sentiments include words of encouragement and statements of faith.  It can be yours for only $5, with any $50 purchase during the month of November.

Illuminate, November SOTM

Artwork that can be made using Illuminate

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Clearly the Best: Preserve with Pizazz (S02E02)

In this video Monica and Christine give a peek inside the pocket album and demonstrate how Christine customized the cover.  The technique is simple and the possibilities are limited only by your imagination and supplies...