Sunday, August 4, 2013

Artbooking in August: Two Page Layout

If you just arrived from HeatherJane's blog, you are in the right spot!

If you are starting here, then continue to follow along the hop until you end up right back here.

Are you ready to get creative???  Let some very talented CTMH consultants inspire you with their creativity this month.  Each Monday in August, we will be posting artwork to our blogs and you can hop along with us. 

Our challenge was to create 4 different projects using the Cricut Artbooking Cartridge, available exclusively from Close To My Heart, and any CTMH paper pack.  

Our mission was to design each of the following:
1.  2-page layout
2.  Card
3.  Mini Book
4.  Home Decor or giftable item

We were able to choose what to make and when to post it which will give you a variety of ideas each week.  You will not want to miss this hop!  You will get a ton of amazing ideas each week to create with your new cartridge.  

Don't have your cartridge yet?  No problem, click this LINK, email me at, or call me at 614-725-9677 and I can assist you in getting everything you need to make these amazing projects!

I chose to complete the 2-page layout this week.  

I'm working on a calendar for a Christmas gift and the Artbooking Cartridge was perfect for this project.  I'm so excited that we have "overlays" now.  Have you ever made a calendar and punched out all those squares?  Well, no more!  The Artbooking cartridge will cut the calendar out for you and all you have to do is put the month and dates on the page.  This is such a time saver and looks great!

We also have amazing pre-designed picture frames and themes for creating holiday pages.  With the calendar overlay and the holiday designs, it will make creating this calendar a breeze!

I used all solid cardstock on the top page of the calendar with the faux leather technique.

I used Laughing Lola paper pack for the calendar cut out.  This project has been so fun and when the calendar is complete and bound, I will be sure to post all the pictures. 

Hop on over to Jody's blog to see what exciting project she has made.

If you get lost along the way, go to Adeline's blog to get the entire list of hoppers.

Thanks for visiting...
and Happy Scrapping!


  1. I LOVE Halloween! This calender idea is very inspiring! :)

  2. A calendar - I never thought of that! This blog hop is so worth it - just the ideas generated from the posts sends my mind spinning!

  3. Great idea!! love your calendar! TFS

  4. Love your calendar idea! The spooky page is so awesome!

  5. Great idea! Love how clean it is, and your faux leather paper is perfect!

  6. I can't wait to share your link with my friend who makes calendars as gifts each year. Great job!

  7. Thanks everyone for the compliments! I'm loving all the awesome artwork!

  8. How very clever to use these fabulous scrapbook pages as a calendar! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  9. Super cute idea! The faux leathering looks great!