Sunday, August 11, 2013

Artbooking in August - Week 2

Are you ready to get creative?? Close to 40 talented CTMH consultants have gathered to showcase the new Cricut Artbooking Collection and inspire you with creativity this month.  Each Monday in August, we will be posting artwork on our blogs with a link to the next blog so you can follow along and see just how fabulous this new cartridge is!!

To keep things interesting, our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge and any CTMH paper pack. Our mission is to design each of the following: 1) a 2 page layout, 2) a card, 3) a Mini Album and 4) a Home Decor or Giftable item.  Since the 4 projects can be posted in any order, you will find a great variety every Monday, so don't forget to stop back each week!

If you arrived here from Carol's Blog, you are on the right path.  Don't forget to continue on to the next at the end of my post!  Comments along the way are encouraged and appreciated!  If you run into a broken link and would like to continue... please click here for the entire list of participants!
This week I am featuring a two page layout using the Sarita paper packet.  By the end of August you will see that this is a very excellent addition to our other collections, Art Philosophy and Artiste!  Click on the Cricut Artbooking tab for more product detail about this collection.  

I have to admit that Sarita was not my favorite paper to start with, but I participated in a swap and that was the paper assigned.  I can't tell you how glad I am that I was forced to create with this paper.  By the time I finished this layout, I appreciated all of the patterns, colors and really fell in love with this paper so much that I created a 2nd layout using the other color palate and more Artbooking!  The inspiration for both layouts came from the Make It From Your Heart, Volume 2 How To Pattern Book.  If you have not discovered these, you are missing out! 
As you can see, I focused the first layout on the Goldrush (gold) and Lagoon (turquoise) colors, and for the second one I concentrated on the Gypsy (purple) and Cotton Candy (pink), making sure to utilize the Outdoor Denim (navy) in both!  Both layouts feature items created with the Artbooking. 

In the pic above, I used the "On this Day" title as well as the round base it is mounted on, the Lagoon overlay, the Live Out Loud (negative word effect) on the banner frame, the banner frame and the little piece of note paper... ALL cut from the Artbooking collection!  The paper is stamped with the coordinating lined paper stamp that comes with the Artbooking collection.
Items that were cut using the Artbooking on the right page of the layout are the Together banner title, the Today negative space banner and the DATE on the photo mat!
This little filmstrip was stamped using the stamp set in the Artbooking collection.  NOTE: The Artbooking cartridge does cut actual filmstrips, I just wanted the vintage look of this stamp and the layered look of the Outdoor Denim and Colonial White paper.
While there is nothing in the pic above that was cut from the Artbooking, I think it's important to point out some of the other awesome new products that were used to make this layout.  The Jute Ribbon is so natural and adds some nice dimension.  The Embossed Metal Badge Buttons are adorable and add just a bit of pop.  The Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon matches the colors perfectly and I can't tell you how much I love the Washi Wonders Hostess Rewards Stamp Set.  It's a must have, so book your Home Gathering now!
I used the Artbooking on the second layout to create these adorable little frames.  They remind me of Polaroid photo frames!  I can't wait to fill them.  Oh and there's that Washi Wonders again.  I love that I can add Washi tape to any layout in any color without having to buy it!
If you would like to purchase any of the products used to create this fun layout, please visit my website or send me an email!  

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Now please continue on the pathway to creativity by hopping on over to Jami's blog to see what wonderful project she has prepared!

Don't forget to stop back every Monday for more Artbooking in August! 


  1. Both if your layouts are stunning! I love the creativeness that I am finding in this blog hop.. we are one creative bunch of ladies!!

  2. AMAZING detail and design!! LOVE it!!! WONDERFUL use of the Sarita paper pack!!! Going into my Sarita file :)

  3. Sarita wasn't one of my first picks for paper either, but seeing your layouts and some other inspiration I am going to have to get some. Thanks for sharing. Love that Washi stamp for sure!

  4. Love BOTH your layouts! Sarita is actually one of my favorite new paper packs!

  5. These are incredible LO's! I wasn't sure about Sarita, but I love it:)

  6. Oh my! I want to scraplift both of these! Awesome layouts, great detail!

  7. Your layouts are wonderful. I love Make it from your Heart myself. I use it all the time.

  8. I'm so glad you showed up Sarita!--you've made it a "must have" paper packet for me! thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  9. Debi -

    The colors and textures of your layout are just amazing! I was in the same boat as you - I didn't appreciate how the textures of Sarita worked until I started playing and now I love it! It really looks like Ikat fabric!


  10. WOW! These layouts are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us. I was not really liking this paper, but I sure do now.

  11. Your layouts are AWESOME!! Love the details and its so catching to the eye! TFS

  12. FABULOUS - I have to say I 'did' NOT like this package at all....until just now! You've given me new inspiration - AWESOME!