10 April, 2014

Artbooking Made Easy: Artbooking My Life

Take your no-hassle, ready-to-use Picture My Life™ scrapbooking to the next level by incorporating various cutouts from Close To My Heart's Artbooking cartridge! Check it out here, along with charming Mother's Day gift ideas. Contact ME your Independent Consultant for more information.

I know I would love to receive a pocket-scrapbook page filled with photos of my child and grandchildren—wouldn’t you? These scrapbooking programs are amazing by themselves, but combining them with elements from the Artbooking cartridge makes them even better! Let’s take a closer look at these wonderful projects.

I love this sweet Mother's Day Picture My Life page! Monica pointed out how the shapes from the Artbooking cartridge can be sized down using the Real Dial Size feature in order to fit these smaller cards perfectly. Real Dial Size is going to be the key to making the shapes, cutouts, and titles from Artbooking work perfectly on your Picture My Life layouts.

These scrapbooking programs are so unique that no matter your scrapbooking style, you can adapt it to fit your preferences. For example, I love how the card on the bottom right acts as the journaling for the card to its left.  The cork shapes point to the picture and the kraft letters label it. And don’t you love how those little stitched hearts decorate the card? Such a nice touch. If you’re worried that the Picture My Life programs won’t give you enough room for journaling, think again! Each of the cards has journaling on one side, so there’s always plenty of room to label and write some details about your photos.

Because the Picture My Life cards are rather generic, they are also versatile enough to use for a variety of projects. But using cutouts from the Artbooking cartridge is the perfect way to add some specific details and titles to your pocket scrapbook pages and layouts, like how the artist has created this “Mothers day” title using the letters from Artbooking.

Like Monica said, one of the best parts about the Picture My Life programs is how they also coordinate perfectly with the My Reflections™ paper packets. This My Creations™ box is decorated so adorably using paper from the Skylark paper packet and a card from the Skylark Picture My Life program, but then just a few select cutouts from the Artbooking cartridge help dress it up: the arrow, pennant tab, and “cherish” title. And don’t you love that Base & Bling camera charm?

See how this box fits everything you need? And because it’s tiered, the cards are all readily accessible. Remember that you can decorate the inside of the lid, too!

Monica already pointed out the calendar on this layout and how it was sized down to fit perfectly on the card. But I like how the artist played up the calendar theme by using a card with the months of the year, and by journaling highlights from the 1st year of marriage.

One idea from this page is to add a cutout from the Artbooking cartridge to a blank journaling card. If you don’t have anything specific to add journaling for on a page, an Artbooking title might be just enough to dress up the card.
Another smart idea: if you find that your pictures just don’t quite match your color scheme, you can always try printing them out in black and white or with a sepia finish.
So please enjoy getting those Mother’s Day gifts ready, and go ahead and try incorporating Artbooking into your own Picture My Life projects!


Mother’s Day Page:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
D1578 My Acrylix Flight of the Arrows
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
Z1947 Picture My Life Skylark Scrapbooking Program
Z3000 Skylark Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Z1863 Midtown Cork Shapes
Z1850 Lagoon Houndstooth Washi Tape
Colors used: White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, kraft
Journaling Cards Box:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection
X7177B Skylark Paper Packet
Z1947 Picture My Life Skylark Scrapbooking Program
Z1702 Baker’s Twine Paradise Assortment
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1958 Base & Bling Craft Queen Charms
Z1928 Durables Triangle Studs
Z1825 Keyboard Kraft Alphabet
Apple of My Eye Layout:
Z1906 Cricut® Artbooking Collection (cutouts and stamps)
D1574 My Acrylix Take Note
D1555 My Acrylix All the Details
Z1942 Picture My Life Avonlea Scrapbooking Program
Z1853 Aqua Dots
Z1918 Teal Shimmer Trim

Colors used: Colonial White, White Daisy, Juniper, Lagoon, Outdoor Denim, black, kraft

No comments:

Post a Comment