Friday, August 7, 2015

Artistry Blog Hop

Welcome to our special Artistry Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the new Artistry Cricut Cartridge from Close To My Heart, featuring over 700 fantastic icons, overlays and layered decorative elements.

 If you have come here from Michelle's Blog, you are on the right path! The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way all around.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

This month we have 30 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using the new Artistry cartridge and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I made a double page Picture My Life spread of my son's cross country race at school, and the Artistry cartridge provided some fun extra touches to the spread.

The 123 banner was a perfect addition to the page, which I backed with some washi tape.

This overlay coordinated beautifully with the star theme of this page and the Chalk It Up PML in general, and I also added a piece from the Chalk It Up Complements and some journalling on the cards.

The Artistry cut arrows make a fun border on this photo, and take your eye to the next page.

The right hand side of the page shows my son finishing the race.

This GO icon was also cut using Artistry, and can be made with our without a matching blank panel to put under it. I opted to let the photo show through, but you could back this with any colour or trim you wish.

I used the overlay from the other page to create a stencil for this piece, and sponged over the overlay using Lagoon ink. I love that overlays can be used like this, and Artistry has so many of them! I also added some more Chalk It Up Assortment stars. The PML card also had a few embellishments added from the Chalk It Up Complements and the Zoe Complements.

This journal card from the Chalk It Up PML didn't need much, but I did add a vellum piece from the new Zoe collection as I love my son's big happy smile!

I had so much fun using the Artistry cartridge to add some extra pizzazz to a PML layout- the possibilities with this cartridge are endless and would work well on any type of paper crafting project, as you will see when you go through the rest of the hop.

Now "Hop" on over to Maria's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this amazing cartridge.


  1. You really showcased Picture My Life. Great layouts!

  2. Fun pocket cards made with the cartridge!

  3. What a fun layout!! Love your use of the PML style scrapping with the cartridge!

  4. Great layout! Thanks for playing in our challenge - DT Terrie

  5. Absolutely Love Love Love your seems we don't have enough to show scrapbooking pages to show customers did fabulous layouts now people can see two for one pocket scrapping using the Cricut just love it!

  6. Great Picture My Life Layouts. Love how you used the star background as a stencil as well as a die cut. Thank you for inspiring us at Between the Folds Weekly Challenge Blog - DT Donna -

  7. What a great way to display pocket scrapbooking. Plus, you've shown a way to crop out the "extra people" in photos with your arrows. Love it!

  8. Great way to add to our pml cards

  9. What a fun layout! Great use of the Artistry cartridge! DT Deb

  10. LOVE this layout!! Thank you for playing at the Between the Folds Challenge - DT Jen Benner

  11. Great use of Artistry on your PML layout.


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