Sunday, August 25, 2013

Artbooking in August - Blog Hop #4



Welcome to our 4th and last week of Artbooking in August Blog Hop! There are over 30 ladies participating, so there's lots of Artbooking to enjoy! You may have just come from Amy McVey's blog, Clearly Stamping. Each of us used the new Cricut Artbooking cartridge only sold by Close To My Heart consultants.  We each chose which order we would make each type of project. Here's the order I used and links to find them if you haven't visited before.

1. Card
2. Giftable Items #1 and #2 - Designed Décor Frames
3. Scrapbook 2-page layout
4. Mini-album today -

This album is a compact way for my grandkids to be able to view or take to school to share their vacation. I'm not showing all of the pages, but you'll get the idea of the possibilities. I will briefly point out a few features.

The cover page has one of the overlays. I used a thorough application of liquid adhesive to every little detail so it would be durable for kids to handle. The stamped image was colored with Alcohol Ink Markers - light Sky and light Whisper.

Inside cover: I included pockets on many of the pages. Here you can see three different pages, which all have pockets.

Accordian album inside the front cover pocket. It can hold eight photos that are almost 3" x 4."

I'm doing something similar with the two black mats by adding an additional pocket on the black mat.

I used one of the honeycomb overlay shapes as a stencil and sponged black ink over it. The "HUGS" mat is also one of the mats included in the cartridge, along with the arrow icon which was matted with white.

 The words on these pages were all cut with the cartridge, but I did mat some with other cardstock for contrast.

This next page is called a mat, but it folds up from the bottom to make a pocket.

There are more pages, but I think you have seen the possibilities of mixing Photo Mats, page shapes, Icons, and Borders to fit your own style or needs. (I can't seem to be able to maintain a connection most of today, so I may add the other details Monday or Tuesday if the connection problems improve. If you want more details, I'll include those on the bottom of this post after your link to the next.)
I hope you enjoyed the Artbooking Ideas. Now you are ready to join Jen Patrick at RoxyBonds


Linda Pekrul said...

This is an amazing album. You've done a wonderful job. Love the stenciling!

Jean M. said...

Wow, what a beautiful mini it:)

Amy McVey said...

Beautiful album! Love your stenciling...goes so perfectly with the album!

terryanndiack said...

What a great mini. I love the inter-action with flip up photo's and pockets. And the inclusion of stickease, stamping and cricut cuts.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Awesome job! You put in so many ways of adding photos--love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
:) Marie

Maureen said...

Love all the extra details! Great mini.

Gina Brandstetter said...

Great Mini Album!

Kim said...

This is absolutely AMAZING! I love the masking you did using the overlays. Fantastic idea! Your grandkids will love this!

Rea said...

Hi Vickie, Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog for the Altered Mantel Clock. Your mini album is wonderful. All the pictures and pockets and details are just perfect. I think it is so fun to make things like this to hold our special memories. God bless.

Deb Killian said...

This is fantastic. I love all the hidden photo spots.

Adeline E. Brill said...

wow - you put a lot of work into this book! But I am sure you are thrilled with all of the photos you were able to scrap! Thank you for participating in this inaugural blog hop! You artwork has been truly inspiring and has helped to make this hop a success!