Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artbooking Week #3

Hello, welcome to Week #3 of Artbooking!!   If you've just come here from  Vicki's Blog, then you are in the right place! So glad you could join us.  Each Sunday during the month of August, over 30 CTMH consultants will be showcasing their creations featuring the CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge!  Should you get lost along the way, please go back to the beginning: Adeline's Blog .

Our challenge is to create 4 different projects using the Artbooking Cricut cartridge with 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 were able to choose what to make and when to post it.  AND,  if we wanted to add stamps to our designs, that was o.k.  You will not want to miss any of our totally awesome and fantastic artwork!!

I choose to use the Atrbooking Cartridge to create a 6X6 calendar.  CTMH has just come out with an acrylic stand that is perfect for displaying artwork, especially a calendar for a desk or mantle piece.

It will take me a wee-bit to complete the entire calendar.  Below are 4 months:  Jan, Aug, Oct and Nov.  With the exception of Nov, I used the Artbooking cartridge to help make the pages stand out more.  For Jan, I cut a 5.15 inch overlay, which is located on page 57, key: shift-lock P.  This was the same overlay used in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book.  Love the stamped penguin with the paper pieced scarf:)

For August, I used the Arbooking cartridge and cut out the sun in 3.25 inches and waves at 5 inches.  I hand-stamped the
clouds and put a little sentiment that I had from the Chantilly WOTG.

October was a lot of fun.  Using Artbooking, I cut out the black cat, fence and moon with bats.  My daughter loved this one best!

Although I love Thanksgiving, November is a bit barren in New England with all the leaves down.  And, with the Pilgrims being on the plain side, I tried to keep this one simple.  (Good thing I didn't grow up in that era b/c simple is hard for me!)

Well, I hope I've inspired you to start thinking about 2014 calendars!  Please come back and follow my blog as I uncover my creations for the other 8 months!  I'll be busy:)  Locally, I will be holding a few classes.  This will get me going as I have to make 4 of these for gifts!

Next up is Jen.  Please visit Jen's fantastic blog at  Jen's Blog and you will not be disappointed!
Thanks, Maureen

CTMH Supplies:
Calendar Stand:  Designed Décor Flip Stand Album (Z1896).
Paper:  Misc. CTMH Paper lines-- retired and current.
Stamps:  January: Wintery Wishes (C1560); August:  Lucy WOTG Stamp; October: Perfect Fit Halloween (B1413); November:  Always Grateful (C1559) and December: October SOTM (S1310).
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Jen Patrick said...

Maureen, this is so awesome! I had the same idea to make a calendar with my stand up flip album! I love yours :) I will be checking back for the rest of the album (so I can copy ;)! )

Gina Brandstetter said...

This is adorable! I love how you used the flip stand for a calendar!

Casandra Bennett said...

Fabulous idea, Maureen! Your calendar pages are perfectly embellished, too.

Maureen said...

Thank you everyone!

Katy said...

What a COOL idea, Maureen!!!

Arlene Bonsma said...

what a great idea for using the new flip stand, I may just borrow this idea, thanks for sharing.

Arlene Bonsma said...

curious where did you get your small calendars from?

Rebecca said...

Love this idea, Thanks for sharing

Adeline E. Brill said...

What an awesome idea for this flip album! I never even thought of using this for a monthly calendar!

Lynn said...

I LOVE your idea of using the flip stand for a calendar. TFS

Amy Gehring said...

This is great! I too am curious where you order the calendars from.

Kim said...

Wow, great project! I'm off to `browse` some more on your blog :) thank you for the kind comment on my blog :) I'm a new follower of your blog. Can't see what you do next :)

Linda Pekrul said...

Love, love, love! Each page is wonderful!

meemee48 said...

Just got my first CTMH cartridge Artiste and am enjoying it thoroughly but the more I see of the other 2 the more I want them to.

diane tuggle said...

could i have that excel file? thanks

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