Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Frosted Layout


This will be our January layout.  More information will be given later.

Artbooking Made Easy Spooky Halloween Layouts



Recipes:
12" x 12" Halloween Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
B1429 Eek & Shriek
X7170B Laughing Lola Paper Packet
Z1847 Green Glitter Paper
Z1754 Sparkles Black & Grey Assortment
Z1806 Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Colors: Laughing Lola Purple, Honey, Slate, Black

12" x 12" Boo Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
C1522 Creepy Creatures
B1413 Perfect Fit–Halloween
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z1829 Black & Grey Glitter Paper
Z1847 Green Glitter Paper
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Colors: Slate, Whisper, Goldrush, Lagoon, Pear, White Daisy, Black

Artbooking Made Easy A+ School Layouts





Recipes:
12" x 12" Hello Mr. Smarty Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection (cuts and stamp set)
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Colors: Crystal Blue, Ruby, Whisper, Goldrush, Pear, Lagoon, Colonial White

12" x 12" Think, Grow, Learn Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1556 My Acrylix® School Years
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Colors: Olive, Cocoa, Honey, Juniper, Whisper, kraft

Artbooking made Easy Summer Mini Album




Recipes:
7" Fun & Sun Mini Album
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1546 Frame Flair
Z1911 Designed D├ęcor Frame Kit Stamp Set
C1561 One-Way Borders
X7168B Surf’s Up Paper Packet
X7173B Babycakes Paper Packet
Z1841 Surf’s Up Assortment
Z1873 Sarita Assortment
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1789 Chalkboard Sheet
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden Shapes
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Z1806 Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles
Z1863 Color-Ready Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1864 Slate Striped Twist Ties
Z1837 Mini-Medly Accents Wooden Collection
Z1815 Mini Clothes Pins
Colors: Crystal Blue, Colonial White, Buttercup, Sorbet

7" Fun & Sun 2012 Mini Album
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
C1534 Sightseer
X7168B Surf’s Up Paper Packet
X7167B Later Sk8r Paper Packet
X7163B Chantilly Paper Packet
X7169B Tommy Paper Packet
Z1752 Sparkles Clear Assortment
Z1808 Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon
Z1844 Color-Ready Trinkets Wooden shapes
Z1799 Silver Shimmer Trim


Monday, September 9, 2013

Artbooking Made Easy: School Layouts



Attention, class! As you saw in our opening video, today’s lesson is on how incredibly easy it is to use the school-themed keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge to make great projects. I’ll be your instructor for the next few paragraphs, and I’m all too excited about our topic!

Recall that there are two image-packed keys for every single theme on this cartridge. They’re designed so you can cut several elements for a page without the guesswork—which is simply thrilling!—but that doesn’t mean you should feel stuck using only the cuts from that key on a single layout. You’ll have the most fun when you mix the two! Pages made of images from both keys will be especially unique, and with some creative stamping your projects will undoubtedly be all your own.

Let’s take a closer look at the A+ layouts you just saw in the video.

I love the versatility of our school-themed overlays and photo mats (you’ll find them, and all other scholarly keys, on pages 68 and 69 in the Cricut® booklet). You can do so many creative things with the individual boxes! Take, for instance, the days of the week calendar overlay.



With the linked dial size at 11", you can cut all pieces on this project at the proportions seen here. The photos of this adorable little guy ready for his first day of school are 4" x 6" and 5" x 7". Don’t you love the way the artist who made this layout chose to attach one behind the photo frame, and place the other on top, with a little foam tape for added pop? Another great stylistic choice the artist made was choosing to list school subjects in the empty slots originally meant for the days of the week. It would be just as fun to list names of teachers, after-school clubs, or cherished classmates! Another idea: try cutting away the days of the week to leave seven empty slots that can be used to focus on academic goals, favorite recess activities, or class pets.


You’ll notice that the ruler shape shows up in many places on these layouts, but never in the same way twice. Just by backing it with different colors, angling it in various ways on the page, and even detaching it from its original photo mat, this page’s artist made a very versatile element. What you see here is a ruler cut at the 11" linked dial size, the colors Crystal Blue, Ruby, Whisper, Goldrush, Pear, and Lagoon. How will you take the images you see here and tweak them to fit your tastes? I’m sure you already have ideas spinning . . . and that’s exactly what I hope for!


This layout was also made with the linked dial size set at 11". The right page features an overlay of nine boxes, used here to picture 3" x 3" photos of four adorable girls. Filling the squares with faces of grade school friends would be just as easy, and a fun keepsake for a child to cherish in later years.

There are so many creative things you can do with all of the keys of the Cricut® Artbooking cartridge, and the school-themed keys are top-of-the-class. Now that you’ve seen it in action in our jeanettelynton.com classroom, you can return to your crafting space and do your homework—if you can call something you love this much “work”.

Class dismissed!

Recipes:
12" x 12" Hello Mr. Smarty Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection (cuts and stamp set)
X7172B ProPlayer Paper Packet
Z1701 Baker’s Twine Neutral Assortment
Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim
Colors: Crystal Blue, Ruby, Whisper, Goldrush, Pear, Lagoon, Colonial White

12" x 12" Think, Grow, Learn Layout
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1556 My Acrylix® School Years
X7171B Sarita Paper Packet
Z1869 Babycakes Assortment
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Colors: Olive, Cocoa, Honey, Juniper, Whisper, kraft

 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ornament and Jar



 
This fun Santa Ornament was made with our Crciut Cartridges. Has a string to hand on your tree this year.  These little jars are so much fun and can be used to hold your favorite candy, place cards, or just about anything. 
 
If you are interested in this workshop contact me at ddd4nier@aol.com.

HoHoHo Kraft Album




This 8x8 album is made from our new Kraft Album and at only $5.95 it is a fun way to make special gifts.  This HoHoHo album was designed to hold Holiday photo cards that we get each year, but could easily be just a great Holiday Album for your photos this year.  Inside are cardstock pages that have Pear and Partridge papers, a few pockets and great cricut cut outs.

Email me at ddd4nier@aol.com if you are interested in this workshop. 

Display Tray



These display trays measure 13 1/2" x 13 1/2". You can arrange the pieces anyway you like.  These both have a featured 4x6 photo mat which can be put anywhere on the tray, or turned the other direction. The white areas are for additional photos.
If you are interested in this workshop email me for details.  
 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Halloween Layout

Very talented Close To My Heart consultant Mary Thompson designed a darling Halloween layout recently. She used our new Laughing Lola papers and since I have already done a layout using that paper pack I decided to try something else.  Here is the result:

This will be a kit and not a regular workshop.  More information will be included in the email I will be sending out soon.

Decor Flip Stands


These great display stands are so much fun to make.  Nothing is adhered to the stand so you can change it out as often as you like.  It is great to display the latest photos you want to share.
Each of these has 6 pages that were cut on the new Artbooking cartridge .  The pages inside will each hold at least one photo, some more.  If you would like additional photos let me know. The ribbon was colored using our Exclusive stamp pads to match each of the choices.
I will be sending out an email soon with the details. 



Cards for workshop

Here are all four of the cards we are doing this month.

 
In the first two cards I used the stamp of the month and a overlay from Artbooking cartridge.
I used the National Stamping Month butterflies and saying from that, added some bling down the butterflies bodies.
You will learn how to make this easal card and twist tie on the other card.
 
 
Email me at ddd4nier@aol.com for more information.

National Stamping Month

I can't tell you how many years ago I started stamping.  I have been with Close To My Heart since 1990 and it was a couple of years before that.  So a long time.  It was embossing that dragged me into signing up to be a consultant.  Wow, our first CTMH catalog was only about 24 pages and only the middle spread was accessories.  Can you imagine?  We have come a long way baby!

This month celebrates stamping and Close to my Heart has a terrific set of stamps for you.
Aren't these great?
A upper and lower case alphabet, that is just fun!
Fun images that cover almost every season
Everyday sayings...

This set of stamps a $47.50 value can be yours for only $10, with a qualifying order of $50 during the month of September.

You can order thru emailing me or my website here.

 With your order you also qualify for the stamp of the month, shown below for only $5..