Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summer Fun & Sun with Artbooking

I cannot believe how fast I created this layout last night on my Cricut.  It didn't take any time at all to cut the honeycomb backgrounds, the sun, frames and the title.

I haven’t added pictures yet because I’m on a time crunch and THE PIX ARE TAKING TOO LONG to get ready to print locally.  I’ve decided to upload them in a new Studio J blank page and have them printed the next time I order Studio J.  I can now print my photos in Studio J that will fit my classic scrapbooking pages.  3x3 photos, here I come!  They still arrive on a 12x12 page, so I’ll get lots of photos on one page, I’ll just have to trim them apart when they arrive.  It’s also cheaper than going to Walgreens when ordering a 5x7 and other miscellaneous sizes.  More about faster & cheaper photo printing with StudioJ later. 

This layout is going to hold pictures I took this Monday & Tuesday.  I’m excited to see pix in a layout so quickly!
Surfs Up layout created with CTMH's new Artbooking Cricut cartridge

The foundation of my page is from page 67 of the Artbooking handbooking.
CTMH Artbooking Cricut Handbook   More info at

As we don’t have palm trees on Washington beaches, I decided to drop that element.  I opted for a sun (it’s very exciting when we see that here) from page 53.  I also brought over the title from that page.  The sun was cut at 7” based on the handbook page that it was on.  It turned out to be about 4.5.”  I used Center Point to put the swirl in the center of the sun.
CTMH Artbooking Cricut Handbook   More info at (57)
The title fun&sun was lost on the honeycomb background so I added the summer from page 52.  It’s a mini-book page.  I used fit to length and cut it to fit the fun&sun shape I had already cut. 
CTMH Artbooking Cricut Handbook   More info at (56)

I used the Surf’s Up paper pack.  Love how I didn’t have to dig through my stash to find coordinating papers.  I also used the Mini-Medley Accents Wooden Collection

My pre-order for Artbooking is starting next week.  Read why I’m waiting here—It’s to your benefit!

1 comment:

  1. Just lovely! I love the fun bright colors and all the nifty accents made with Artbooking.