Friday, August 9, 2013

CTMH Joyful Stars Blog Hop

It's the Joyful Stars Blog Hop!  I am so happy to be participating in this hop for the second month.  This month, our goal is to share new anything new from Close To My Heart.  Oh my, with the new Fall/Winter Idea book now released, how does one decide?  :o)

If you've come here from Angelina's Blog you are on the right track.  And, here is what I have to share with you...

 
The paper is from one of the new paper packets called Huntington (X7174B.)  In the Idea Book, it is pictured with fall stamps, but as I studied it, I thought it would be perfect for heritage or vintage Layouts, too.  The Title, photo mats, flowers and leaves are all cut with the new Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.  What makes this cartridge so special is that everything is cut on the same key!  Yep, all the goodies on this layout are from the "D" alpha key.  All I did was use different functions.  Artbooking makes it so simple.  Just a sidebar...the photos are primarily my maternal grandparents, my Mom is there, too...the young teenager.    I am so lucky to have these wonderful shots.  That is my Grandmom on the left in 1900.  The windmill in the lower right is the family sawmill somewhere near Cologne Germany...photo taken circa 1890.  Believe it or not, my relatives still own the business today.
 
We are all so busy that finding the time to preserve our memories is difficult.  Everyone needs a little help getting the task done...please meet my assistant, Bombay.
 
So, where or not you are lucky enough to have an assistant, the Artbooking cartridge makes preserving your memories so easy.  Well, I am the last person on the hop list, so thanks for joining us...or if you came the our fun in the middle, hop on up to Joyce's blog to see what she has created for us!  For Now, Happy Crafting!




13 comments:

Betty Locco said...

This layout is so pretty. I never thought of using this paper for a heritage layout - it works perfectly!

lavendersage said...

When I first saw this paper at convention I immediately thought of using it for heritage albums. Thanks for sharing your family's photos with us!

Nickie Hoffer said...

What a great use for the huntington paper!

lucy collins said...

Great layout Cindy love how huntington worked for a Heritage layout. Thanks for the idea

Nancy said...

Gorgeous layout Cindy! This paper is one of my favorites and perfect for Heritage pages.

Joyce said...

I really like how you explained how easy it is to make a layout with the new Artbooking cartridge.

Paula said...

WOW!... Love it.... Huntington is my favorite paper in the new book, but never thought about using it for heritage pages. Yours is just absolutely beautiful. I will have to CASE it, if I may, only without the Cricut stuff (don't have one), but I have punches and dies that would make pretty photo mats as well..... Thanks for the inspiration :)

Paper Crafting With Angelina said...

What a wonderful 2-page layout. I am looking forward to playing with this paper packet as well. Just need to order it!

Krista Hershberger said...

What a wonderful layout Cindy...and perfect for capturing your heritage photos! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Crystal said...

What a special layout. Would not have thought heritage photos with this paper packet but it seems meant to be!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful memory and layout :)

Cindy Leek said...

Thanks everyone for your kind words! :o)

Lori Meadows said...

This layout is stunning! I love how you used Huntington with the vintage photos.