Monday, August 17, 2015

CTMH Artistry Layouts


I'm back again with more LOs using CTMH's new Cricut cartridge, Artistry.  Before I get into how great Artistry is, I need to tell you about all these pictures.  A couple of months ago my oldest daughter owed me a favor.  She asked me what I wanted.  After careful consideration, I said, give me your phone for a couple of hours.  Then, I went to Costco's and developed close to 200 pictures!!!  As you know the younger generation does not print out pictures.  So, make a deal and borrow your kids' cell phones.

Okay, onto the LO.  I decided to use triangles for this LO.  Using the Zoe paper pack, I cut out 2 triangle overlays from the Artistry cartridge, 9 inches each.  Then I backed them with patterned paper.  I placed the first overlay facing up and second one facing right. 

The sentiment 'Best Day' is from the Zoe Workshop on the Go.  The vellum, stickers, and buttons are all part of the Zoe line. 

In terms of the pictures, I just love the feet one and the selfie of my daughter's foot while walking.
The second page shows my daughter and her friends arriving to their destination in Boston after their 'walk'.

Here's a close up.  I just need to do some journaling and then I'll be done.

Over the next few months, I will be making Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas cards.  There's lots of Artistry images and coordinating stamps to use.  So much more to come:)

Thanks for stopping by, Maureen

Paper/Stamps: Zoe WOTG (G1096); Zoe Compliments (x7197c)
Other:  Artistry Cricut (z3167)
Ink:  Slate (z2173)
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CTMH NEW Cricut cartridge: Artistry

Hello,  sorry if you received a blank post from me last week.  I was supposed to participate in a Artistry CTMH Cricut blog hop.  I was travelling to Germany when the blog hop went live and things didn't go as planned-- I arrived in Germany, but my post got lost in cyber space:(  My apologies.

Below the artwork that I created for the hop.  Like Artbooking, Artistry contains many overlays, such as the hexagon one I chose.  To give the overlay some color, I inked in with Slate and then backed it in the new Zoe paper line.  Since the overlay made such a statement, I then taped it onto an 11x11 piece of white cardstock and then finally a piece of 12x12 Sorbet cardstock. 

The caption 'Right Here', word bubbles, camera, and shape for Best Friend sentiment were also cut using CTMH's Artistry. 


Here is a close up.   Love all the details and the Artistry cartridge makes it so easy!

The Artistry Collection comes with 3 size D-sized stamps, 12X12 Enchantment colored cardstock pack, and over 700 images-- shapes, layers, banners, borders, backgrounds and fonts. 

The retail price is $99 and $79 if purchasing the digital version only. 

If you purchase the cartridge, then this will also qualify you to obtain the Stamp of the Month (SOTM) for only $5.  Here is a look at August's SOTM.  Notice that the 3 frames can be cut with the Artistry cartridge. 

Well, sorry I missed the hop.  If you'd like to hop on now and see other creations using this new cartridge, then please click HERE.  This cartridge can be used for card-making, scrapbooking and other paper crafts.

Thanks, Maureen

Paper Line: Zoe (x7197b), Zoe Compliments (x7197c); and Zoe Assortment (z3082)
Stamps:  A Typeface (a1117); Glamour Uppercase (d1537); and Aug SOTM ()
Inks:  Slate (z2173)
Other: Artistry CTMH Cricut (z3167)

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Monday, August 3, 2015

CTMH Wanderful WOTG-- 2nd LO

Hello, I'm back with a second LO from CTMH's soon to be retired Wanderful WOTG.  I just love subway themed paper.  To me it means fast pace... travel.

I used this paper line to showcase pictures from my trip to Lego Land in San Diego.  From a distance, the buildings look like NYC and San Fran.  Up close, they are legos!!  I can't say it enough, unbelievable.

For the first page, I cut out a circle and wrapped arrow washi tape around it.  Then I stamped the scooter and stacked some suitcases (stickers) on it. 

For the page design, I used basic elements from CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy-- postage stamp and circle.  I then used Artbooking for the circle overlays. 

Love this look and it was super easy.
Here is the 2nd page.  I used a flip flap in the left hand corner.  Can never have enough pictures!

I hope I've inspired you to either get out and travel or to scrapbook a recent trip!  If this paper line is calling you, please let me know.  Wanderful will soon be retiring:(

Thanks, Maureen

Wanderful WOTG
Wanderful Stickers
Black Ink
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

CTMH August Special

Hello, the new CTMH catalog will be available for ordering on September 1st.  There are a few NEW items that are available in the month of August.

The first special is these wonderful roll-up organizers.  When you order one you get a FREE gift.  For instance, if you order the marker roll-up, then you get this gorgeous stamp set!  I just placed my order:)

If you are into jewelry making and need something to hold your accessories, then check out this little roll-up! It comes with 2 new Base & Bling sheets.  Make those perfect holiday gifts now:)

These specials are only good until the end of August.  And, remember the old catalog will be retiring at the end of August too.  Another excuse to go shopping:)

Thanks, Maureen
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Saturday, August 1, 2015

SOTM Blog Hop-- August

Welcome to the August SOTM blog hop!  If you have come here from Lauren's Blog , you are on the right path!  This month we have close to 50 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go.....

For the hop, we are featuring August's SOTM, which is Framed, a set of 12 stamps.  This set is covers so many occasions!!

Because I needed a Birthday card and a Get Well card, I decided to make both.  For the Birthday card, I used CTMH's new Cricut cartridge-- Artistry (OMG!).  I cut out a bunch of triangles and a fox.  It came out super cute:)

For the Get Well card I used the Artistry cartridge again to cut the frame, hexagons, and cute little hedge hog. 

Here's a close look at the B-day card.  Isn't the fox adorable!
I'm sure this little Hedge Hog and Zoe paper line will brighten some-one's day!
Here is a quick peek of some of the Artistry images available.

I hope you liked these 2 cards.  If you don't have a consultant and would like to order the product displayed, then please visit my Store.

Be sure to visit all of the consultant's blogs to see their wonderful artwork.  Next up is Angela.  Here is a link:  Angela's Blog.

Thanks, Maureen

Paper:  Zoe (X7197B)
Ink: Slate (z2173); Sorbet (z2164)
Stamps: August SOTM Framed ()
Other:  Zoe Assortment (Z3082); Enamel & Glitter Green Triangles (Z3123) and CTMH Cricut Artistry (z3167)
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