Sunday, August 18, 2013

Artbooking in August - Blog Hop #3

Welcome to the third week of Artbooking in August Blog Hop. You may have just come from the Clearly Stamping blog of Amy McVey.

Each week we are showing one of the following made with the newest Close To My Heart Cricut Artbooking cartridge in any order. Here's my order:

1. Card - (See it here)
2. Giftable items - (See them here and here.)
3. Scrapbook layout -  today!
4. Mini-album - next week

Most of the elements in this layout, except for the branch, were cut using the <L> key using the 11" measurement. The smaller tree and the word "adventure" were cut using 10" and the title mat was cut at real dial size 2.5"

I oriented the Barn Red wood grain horizontally to complement the orientation of the logs in the cabin. I mounted it on backgrounds of retired Sonoma because the fine lines more nearly resembled wood grain with the cut overlays. Also, I had saved a lot of Dakota paper knowing that we were taking the grandkids to Wyoming this summer, which explains the reason for the lighter wood grain mats from Dakota. I backed the Olive mat with smaller pieces of woodgrain, Barn Red and Black cardstock and used the Keyboard Kraft Alphabet to add extra words. The stamped words "Good Times" and the starry arrow are both stamps that are included in the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge set.

I had previously shared the following two layouts using the Artbooking cartridge. You can find details for this first one here.

(The second one, using older paper that wasn't CTMH,  was a Christmas heritage layout shown here.  I had started it some time previously and left it unfinished when I couldn't decide how to embellish it. I was inspired by the Artbooking images that seemed to finish the layout naturally.)

Thank you for visiting. I hope you're getting some ideas for your own layouts and Artbooking projects. Now you're ready to visit Maureen O'Sullivan's blog Something to Scrap About!

I'm sharing the log cabin layout with the following challenges:
Rochelle Spears Blog - August Travel Challenge
Craft Blogging Central - Anything goes
Crafty Calendar - August Anything goes
Mema's crafts - August - anything goes with vacation theme option


Adeline E. Brill said...

I felt like I was on vacation with your family with this layout...

Deb Killian said...

I love all 3 layouts... great work.

Jean M. said...

Great them all:)

Linda Pekrul said...

Wonderful layouts! Love your little embellishments!

Lalia H. said...

I LOVE your Freedom layout. It's absolutely stunning. I just love those star borders with the ribbon tails.

Casandra Bennett said...

Love both of your layouts. Your pictures are wonderful, too.

Katy said...

LOVE the woodgrain overlays and the "our cabin in the" photo mat turned title mat!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow Vickie I love that cartridge never saw that one before will have to check it out when I can get out.
Great layout.
Linda K.

Rochelle Spears said...

great double page layouts! Thanks for playing along with my Travel themed challenge! :)

Rebecca said...

Love your layouts, thanks for sharing

Mema's Crafts said...

Your layouts are lovely and it seems you had a fabulous vacation. Thanks for taking time to join us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Nice job with this 2 page layout!
:). Marie

Helen said...

Great layouts - love the way you've matched the papers to suit the photos.

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x