Cute CTMH Project + more

I’m off to Utah in a couple of days and feeling like I should check in. I’m realizing that my goal to return to more regular blogging may not be as important as I thought it might be. Sorry! I do like to blog, but I do not like to blog everyday. I *think* I like to blog every third or fourth day. I love and use Instagram and it satisfies my need for immediate sharing. You can follow me on Instagram HERE.  My Facebook situation is out of control (another effort altogether) and I use Pinterest, but feel like I need to shuffle things around there too. Anyhoo … I want to stay connected, for sure. And, I so appreciate those that are reading and leaving comments, because I love the interaction!

So, I’ll be attending and speaking at the Close To My Heart Fall Album Retreat, this weekend! I spoke at the Spring Retreat back in March and had much, much FUN. I thought I’d share the cool mini-album project I’ll be making along with the consultants.


 Please Note: I did NOT design this project. I simply followed the very detailed instructions. CTMH sent me all of the pre-cut pages and other accent pieces, which are all featured on the Cricut Artbooking cartridge. I started Sunday afternoon and finished last night, so basically two-days of free time (not bad!) and I added photos as I created, so that it didn’t stand a chance of languishing without pictures (I strongly dislike pages and projects without photos!) IF you have the Artbooking cartridge and will be cutting your own pages and pieces this project will take a little bit longer, but not much. The cutting goes pretty quickly and talk about a great way to use up your stash of cardstock, while creating a custom canvas for stamped images and photos. I filled my album with Instagram pics taken in September and October. …


I absolutely LOVE the texture that stamps and inks provide. Always have and always will.





Still need to add some journaling, but I just might be adding that on the air plane!

Since Close To My Heart sent me two stamp sets that I already had, I thought it might be fun to give these away. 
Leave me a comment and let me know if you …

A) Own a Cricut
B) Own the Artbooking cartridge

Just curious how widespread this trend is. We (BPC) featured the Artbooking cartridge in our summer Pajama Party. I played with it back then and thought it was pretty cool. The overlay images (like on the cover) are my favorite, but this project sold me for sure. Hello? I just made an entire mini-book from cut pages and 3 jump rings? 

This is definitely artbooking!
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p.s. I’ll be back to announce two winners on Monday (or Tuesday!)


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