Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Artbooking Cricut Cartridge

I have finally had a chance to utilize the new Cricut cartridge, exclusive to Close to My Heart, called Artbooking.  It is fabulous!!

Artbooking is a revolutionary cartridge that not only coordinates with CTMH's stamp sets, but can also create - to size - 15 themed scrapbook layouts & 10 themed mini albums!! The opportunities are endless with 700 images, 3 coordinating stamp sets, and 3 dimensional elements (chip board coordinating shapes to cartridge and stamps). They are interchangeable and limitless!!

Each CTMH Cricut cartridge is unique to CTMH because any stamp image that is outlined in the idea books with a red outline can be cut out from one of the CTMH cartridges!!  It tells you the size to cut it at, so the stamped image fits perfectly.  Increase the image size 1/4" to provide a layered look.  These cartridges are seriously the only cartridges you'll ever use!

I will be posting artwork that I've made - click the label: "Cricut" or "Artbooking" to pull up all the blog posts featuring images from this cartridge.  Checkout CTMH Corp's YouTube site also for a series of How-To-Videos called Artbooking Made Easy, which showcases how to use the cartridge.  (I will be posting a separate blog providing links to these videos also).

Checkout Artbooking on my website to see more information or contact me about it!  I just returned from an event called Album Retreat, where I created an entire album using Artbooking cut-outs.  I also provided a link on my blog (< left side, titled Artbooking Images) to the images booklet, which will show you all the possible images available in Artbooking.

Happy Crafting!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hopping with Heart Blog Hop - Holiday Guide Tidings!

As autumn falls upon us, it's time to start looking toward the holidays.  The Close to My Heart Holiday Guide will definitely help with that!!  It features NEW CTMH products, which are available from October 15 - December 31 (or while supplies last).

To celebrate, we're holding another blog hop to show off these great new products.

Here are three cards I created to show off the new products:

As you can see, the Sparkle & Shine paper and washi tape has a sliver sparkle to it!  (card #1 really shows it off).  The 3rd card features the new washi tape, with a zip strip from the paper pack over it.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  I'll be posting more creations to my facebook page, so be sure to add me as your friend!

Check out the other consultants' blogs to see their work and get some inspiration on what you want to create.  Visit my website:  www.inspired.CTMH.com to shop or email me for more info about the products I used.  For every $100 you spend, you will receive one of the starred items in the Holiday Guide FREE!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used From Holiday Guide:
- Trim the Tree Stamp Set:  A1149  $6.95
- Shine & Sparkle Paper Pack: X7176B  $9.95
- Sparkle Holiday Shapes: Z1910   $4.95
- Sparkle & Shine Washi Tape 3-pack: Z1907  $14.95

Products Used From Autumn/Winter Idea Book:
- Holiday Tags Stamp Set: D1560 $17.95
- Artiste Cricut Cartrdige: Z1790  $99
- Art Philosophy Crictu Cartrdige:  Z1686  $99
- Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection: Z1861  $5.95
- Red Shimmer Trim: Z1848  $4.95
- White Hemp: Z281  $2.25
- 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack (50): X254  $14.95
- Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad: Z2170  $5.25
- Juniper Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad:  Z2165  $5.25
- Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad: Z2173  $5.25

This blog hop is open for members of the CTMH Blog Boosters. Please do not enter if you are not a member of the group. Just enjoy the hop & inspiration!