Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop!  Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies.  There will be lots of fun projects!

This month we will each be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

The Artiste is available in a bundle which includes three (3) exclusive stamp sets as well as three (3) Dimensional Elements that all coordinate with the cartridge.  The creative features on this cart include:  Accent 1, Accent 2, Accent 3, Accent 4, Card, 3D Object.  This amazing bundle is only $99 -- such a deal!  Now before you say to yourself "$99!!  That's waaaay too much!!"  Let me point something out to you.  The average Cricut cartridge only has 70 - 90 shapes on it.  This fabulous cartridge has 700!  That's right, I said 700!!!  This cartridge (and it's partner in crime - Art Philosophy which also has 700 images) will replace your individual punches (think of how many circle punches you may have in your craft room - 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", etc., etc. -- how much did THOSE cost you?) and dies.  That's right you can sell ALL of them and just use our cartridges!

You can only purchase this exclusive Cricut cartridge through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.  You can purchase it through my website by clicking here or by emailing me directly by clicking here.

My project is ... a Halloween Mini Album!  Yesterday I posted a Explosion Album Box with a Christmas theme and thought to myself, I HAVE to do one for Halloween!  If you would like to see my Explosion Album Box, just click here.

I used our Moonlight paper to make my Halloween mini album.  I also used our Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements for embellishments throughout the album.  

To make the mini album itself, I used our brand new, exclusive AMAZING Artiste Cricut cartridge.  I chose to feature page 40 from the booklet.

The image can be found on page 40, A10, 3D Object, < 0 > cut at 5".  I cut two (2) of them.  For the top and bottom lids, I cut from the same page, A10, Shift, 3D Object, < ? > cut at 5" (2 of them).

I have to admit that I had to "borrow" images from some other pages since they went with my project.  I cut out the spider, skeleton, web, and border using images on page 76 and 77.  I couldn't help myself -- they were PERFECT for my project.  I also cut some scalloped circles using our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.

I had SO much fun creating this mini album!  So much fun that I have decided (at the last minute) to give away some blog candy to one of you fabulous hoppers!  I am going to give away a Moonlight Complements Dimensional Elements pack!  That's two (2) sheets of Printed Dimensional Elements that you can use to create your own Halloween project!  See the picture below.

All you have to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment on my blog AND become a follower.  (If you are already a follower, just let me know in your comment.)

The next stop on your blog hop fun is the fabulous Darla Haverstock of Caution: Crafting is Contagious.  I know you are going to LOVE her project (I got a sneak peek.) 

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop: 

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create It All  YOU ARE HERE
  2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious  YOUR NEXT STOP
  3. Julia ~ You Can Create 
  4. Theo ~ Celebrate Crafts
  5. Tina Gale ~ My Scrappy Ideas 
  6. Stephanie ~ The Quilted Scrapper
  7. Mandy ~ Mandy By Design
  8. Joanne ~ Josie's Joy 
  9. Laura W ~ Scrappin' Sweetie's Escape
  10. Rebecca ~ Scrap Princess 
  11. Maria Woodworth ~ Maria's Paper Craft Place
  12. Judith Ashmore ~ My Blog Adventure 
  13. Lisa Woodward ~ My Crafty Spaces
  14. Laura Charko ~ Kola Designs 
  15. Jennifer Kramer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking
  16. Eva Friesen ~ For the Love of Creating

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the projects we created!  Can't wait to read your comments.

Have a wonderfully crafty day!



  1. Love your mini album Lucy! So creative! Darling for Halloween! Tfs

  2. Very glad you brought that cut to my attention--somehow I missed that it was an album as well as a box!!! What a hidden gem! Nice job with yours, Lucy! So happy to be a follower. :)

  3. I love it. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is AWESOME!! Love the addition of the web, skeleton, spider, border..., fantastic!!!!

  5. I'm here, I'm here and posting a comment. Surprise. LOL I would love to make your project. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I am now finished. Loved it and did it ALL. Aren't you proud of me. Thanks.

  7. I just love this explosion box! Very creative!


  8. what a wonderful mini album! I love all the elements you added to it!

  9. Love your Explosion box it is great~~
    Big Blog hugs, Janet

  10. Love your box, it is so creative!! thanks for sharing

  11. Great project! I love how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I really need to make one of these! Very cute!

  13. What a great procject as ALWAYS! All you create is stunning! TFS

  14. Lucy - you make 3D projects look so easy! Thank you for showing the rest of us how easy it can be!! Love it!!

  15. Love it!! Halloween will be here before we know it!

  16. I love Halloween and I just love your explosive box! Very cute. I am now a follower and I put your badge on my blog sidebar. Thanks.

  17. Ilove this idea for an album. How cool.

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