Thursday, September 19, 2013

Endless Summer layout

I just got the Artbooking cartridge for my birthday!  This is my first project with it-it will definitely take some getting used to, as the sizing is designed to make whole pages.  I found it difficult to figure out the sizing for the individual elements if they had layers, like the surfboard (because the real dial size does not let you cut the layer properly).   Very different than the other cartridges in that respect!   But on to the layout...

 It still feels like summer here....and I am still working on pictures from summer vacation!  The Bo Bunny Key Lime collection paper did most of the work for me (LOVIN' this paper), but I added the title, wave, and surfboard from Artbooking.  The shapes that I stamped on are also from Artbooking, stamped with the coordinating stamps from CTMH-the stamp set listed what size to cut the image and even included the page number, which was kind of cool.


Artbooking-all cuts
Paper-Bo Bunny Key Lime collection prints, CTMH solids
Ink-Stampin Up Close to Cocoa

I discovered Artbooking does not work like I'm used to.  It has pre-designed layouts to make it easy for scrapbooking, so all the cuts are made at the same indicated size for the layout and cut out proportionally to fit it.  As I was just using some of the cuts and not the entire layout, I found this very annoying, but if you are making the whole pre-designed layout, it probably makes things very simple to never have to change the size dial for any of the cuts.

I'm going to link this to the Fantabulous Cricut ABC/123 challenge this week :)


  1. Your layout is fantastic! The bright colors and paper you chose are perfect for a summer page, as are the images. Super design, enjoy your new cartridge!!! Thanks for joining FCCB's ABC ~ 123 challenge this week! (and happy late birthday!!!)

  2. I love the bright, fun colors! I haven't broken down and gotten that cartridge yet. I see so many projects with it, and it looks like a really good one.

  3. WOW!! This is just AWESOME!! LOVE it!
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  4. Your layout makes me feel happy. I love the bright colors. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

  5. Great Layout! Nice and Bright Colours!

  6. Awesome layout. Love the colours!!

    Can't wait to get this cart.

    Scrappy Vee :)

  7. Such a bright and colorful layout! Very summery! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.
    Ro Donner, DT Member