Friday, August 9, 2013

[Video]Sugar and Spice CTMH Artbooking Layout

A fun and quick baby girl layout from the new Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge!
The best part about this layout is that you set the dial ONE TIME, at 11" and all the pieces come out sized perfectly.  

Even though this layout is not one of the pre-set ones, it still all comes together easily.
 Do NOT use real dial size for this project.


I double layered the "sugar and spice" using green and pink cardstock so it had a little dimension, almost like shadowing.
I used the CTMH Chantilly paper pack for the layout.
The Versamat from Close to My Heart made it easy to line up the elements of the layout precisely.  You'll see in the video how I used it to do that.  It also can be flipped over for a nice stamping base.

To see how to assemble the layout and create the yellow background to the overlay, check out the video below (click HERE if you can't see the video):



Question from yesterday:


Why does your Cricut Expression cut sideways in the video?  I have an Imagine machine and it doesn't do that.

Well, the Imagine is laid out differently - the blade starts in the upper left corner and goes across.  On the Expression, the blade starts in the upper right corner and goes down. The only thing to remember is what way your machine cuts so that you put the paper in the right place.  It is confusing, though.

This week's giveaway for everyone (no purchase required):
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Are you ready to see Christmas card tutorials?
Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) That's it!

Winner will be announced on August 11, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

Have you seen the new Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut bundle, shown below?
The Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut cartridge bundle includes all shown above (3 large sized matching stamp sets, cartridge and handbook) PLUS 3 sheets of matching chipboard elements.

Get the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle HERE!

Get the Stamp of the Month FREE with a $50+ purchase* in the month of August
So, when you purchase the Close to My Heart Artbooking Cricut Bundle in August, you are now getting a total of FOUR large stamp sets.

Not only that, I am running a HUGE giveaway for everyone who purchases from my Close to My Heart website in August!  
Q: How can you be entered to win the

  • Kindle Fire HD, 7" Tablet
  • $100 Close to My Heart shopping spree
  • $50 Close to My Heart shopping spree

A: Make a Purchase from my Close to My Heart website HERE in the month of August.  That's it!  Winners will be announced September 1, 2013 and have 2 weeks to claim their prizes. U.S. Residents only.

Finally, everyone who purchases a Close to My Heart Artbooking Bundle from me will get access to an exclusive live online event in September where we will make two Artbooking projects, have a live chat with questions and answers as well as door prizes.  It will be recorded also so you can watch it again.

*While the stamp set is free in August, tax and shipping will still be assessed on the stamp set retail value.
Want to see more of my projects?
Click HERE to see my gallery!
Subscribe to Obsessed with Scrapbooking to learn more about ways to use the Cricut in your scrapbooking!

77 comments:

  1. No Christmas cards yet please!!! Halloween maybe, but not Christmas. Can't wrap my head around that one yet...

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  2. Don't forget Hannukah, please!

    Judy Mason
    judyrae2204@yahoo.com

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  3. This is such a sweet card. When it becomes fall I would love to see Christmas cards in a tutorials.
    Luria

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  4. Very sweet layout. I am ready anytime to see Christmas ideas.

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  5. What an adorable layout. Makes me want everything you show, just wish my wallet was big enough. lol

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  6. Ahhhh it can't be close to the time to start making Christmas cards...but I know hiding my head in the sand won't make it go away. I have already made several but always open for new and fabulous Joy ideas...although I am all confused as to which CTMH cartridge to now purchase?? I was set on Art Philosophy but now this new one has me second guessing...why do you do this to me Joy?? Guess I will just have to decide but one of them is my Aug. purchase!!

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  7. Adorable layout. Love the video. I have the Art Philosphy and Artiste bundles, may have to add the Artbooking bundle to my collection also. :)

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  8. What a sweet layout! Thanks for sharing!

    It seems it's never too early for Christmas tutorials...the holiday still sneaks up on me!

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  9. Oh and with regard to the Cricut always cutting sideways...just a little thing I learned from ruining a million things.... is that if you turn your book of the cartridge you are using with the spirals to the left and sort of imagine (not the machine) it going in...you will see which way it is going to feed in and how and which way it will cut so you know which way to place small scraps or so you can place patterned paper going the right way. Maybe y'all knew this but it helped me once I started doing it...just an FYI. Happy Day...Gabby

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  10. I really like how you layer your cutout words, it really does add dimension and interest. Looks really nice. Thank you for the chance to win, too.
    Loui

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  11. I love seeing any type of craft project you create and your
    Christmas ones are always a treat to see and learn how to do.

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  12. Very cute layout. Xmas already. I haven't put my Valentines dugouts away yet! Haha

    Maureen

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  13. Gorgeous LO...enjoying your videos so much! Heck yes I'm ready for Christmas cards...

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  14. I just LOVE that colorful layout!! You make it look so easy!!

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  19. Like the card. Not quite ready for Christmas yet. Saw Halloween stuff out already. Was a shock.
    agent3547 at aol dot com

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  20. Gotta get started early on the Christmas stuff.

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  21. such a pretty layout, TFS
    I love Christmas cards, but not too sure I want to think about it yet, but ideas are always welcome.

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  22. Working on Christmas cards now so tutorials would be great now. I have so much going on from Sept - Dec. with birthdays etc that this is the only time I have to work on Christmas cards So tutorials on Christmas cards would be appreciated.

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  23. The OWH deadline for Christmas cards comes quickly, so I guess I'm ready.

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  24. I just love this layout and would love to have this cartridge. CTMH Chantilly Paper collection is my favorite, too!! Have been one of your avid followers, and subscribe, of course. Now referring others because you give us all such inspiration! Enjoy!

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  25. Lovely card. It is so fitting for a girl. TFS

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  26. Love the card, such pretty colors!!! I can always look at Christmas cards :) Christmas cards are always beautiful and I know I can always use a head start!

    Thank you for all of the wonderful videos, I now want the close to my heart artbooking cartridge soooooooooooo bad!!!! :)

    Chelsie
    chelcradig@gmail.com

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  27. To be honest, NO, I am not ready for Christmas cards yet. I have cards to make for Back to School, Fall/Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving BEFORE I think of Xmas cards.... I'd love to win. Thanks for all your ideas. Appreciate it.

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  28. Love your cards and layouts. They always inspire me.I have only been thinking about what to make but haven't really done anything. I'm still getting through our massive amount of birthdays for this month. We have a large family! Love to win that cart. It is one that I have wanted for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win. Have a fun day.

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  29. I would love to see Christmas holiday cards, layouts and décor.

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  30. Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)August 9, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Yes, I am so uplifted to start my Christmas this year.for times passed by to quickly and I need to stay on top of preparations. Organization is my goal. This year the dies, paper and ideas are great and need to try as many as I can....Don't forget paper, so much to choose from. Love your sight and wonderful crafting ideas.
    Wish me luck!!!!!

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  31. I HAVE ALREADY STARTED MINE SO IM READY FOR IDEAS

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  32. Nice layout. I like the way you "shadowed" the letters. Thanks for the hint.

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  33. BTW: I really appreciate your posting the coupons for Michaels and JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. we dont have the other one you also post in our area. Bummers!

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  34. Wonderful layout! And thanks for mentioning your tweezers!!! I have been watching these vidoes and have been really watching how you use your tweezers and I was wondering what kind they were. It seem as if it really helps with adhering your smaller cuts.

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  35. Sure, I have so many Christmas cards to make that it's never too early for ideas and tutorials !

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  36. very nice lo. tfs. I don't think i'm ready for Christmas cards just yet. how about Halloween and thanksgiving?

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  37. Bring on Christmas tutorials! I need to start on cards for Operation Write Home!

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  38. Bring on Christmas tutorials! I need to start on cards for Operation Write Home!

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  39. Yes, bring on the
    Christmas crafts!
    Can't get started
    too soon.
    Carla from Utah

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  40. Yes, I'm ready for Christmas ideas. I always enjoy the type of projects you create for this special time of year.

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  41. pretty lO! Christmas is always a fun time to make cards and LO.

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  42. I am ready to see Christmas card tutorials. I have already been thinking of Christmas gifts and cards to make so that would be great.
    -Mary
    aninspiredcraftroom@gmail.com
    aninspiredcraftroom.com

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  43. Yea, I am ready for Christmas card tutorials. It is never too early to start at least getting an idea of what I'm going to do. Thank you for all your great ideas. Jill P. Manteca CA

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  44. I would love to win this cartridge. Its been on my wish list forever! Thank you for the opportunity to win it. Love following you and all of your great projects. Thank you for sharing.

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  45. No, not quite ready yet....will be more in the mood in October! Thanks for the chance to win!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  46. I love how you did your double layering on sugar & spice!I love that white overlay cut too! Sweet layout!TFS
    Rosebud222222222

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  47. Great video and I love that paper! Love the layering on your title too!
    Teresa

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  48. Love, Love, Love what you did with this cartridge!!! Best layout I've seen in a while! Thanks for sharing. This cartridge is definitely on my birthday wish...so close August 26th! Yippee!

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  49. Oh my! No Christmas Cards yet! Please and thank you! I can't even begin to think about Christmas. School hasn't even started back up yet! But boy oh boy, how I would love to win something! A Cricut cartridge would be awesome!

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  50. Love the layout! Yes I would love to see Christmas ideas, I'm going to be starting my cards in two weeks!

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  51. Beautiful card! Roylene

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  52. I love the layout the papers are beautiful. Yes I think I am read for some Christmas cards just not ready to think about Christmas.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  53. Lovely page! Looks so intricate with the cuts.
    To answer your question: I'm not quite ready to even THINK about Christmas, so no, I'm not ready for videos. :)

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  54. Christmas? Talk to me later about that. I really can't afford Christmas right now.

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  55. This is a gorgeous layout. I really would love that artbooking cartdridge. Thank you for making and sharing the video. Go Christmas!

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  56. This is a gorgeous layout. I really would love that artbooking cartdridge. I would love to see Christmas ideas, I'm going to be starting my cards after some time.

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  57. This is Brenda Gallant (db.gallant@bellaliant.net)
    I LOVE all your posts and now since you are demonstrating all the pages from the Artbook Cartridge, I look every day to see if there is a new post. I have the other 2 CTMH cartridges and now I can't wait to get my hands on this one. You are so kind and wonderful to be doing these videos for all of us. I really appriciate it and there is not one project that you did that I didn't love. I LOVE them all. I would also love to win one of your prizes. Thanks SO much. Brenda Lee Gallant

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  58. This is Brenda Gallant (db.gallant@bellaliant.net) By the way, I will be wanting to make this Sugar & Spice layout for my Baby girls !! I LOVE IT !!

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  59. I am always ready for Christmas card tutorials! I try to get them done year round so I am not cramming at the last moment!

    I have already started making some Christmas Cards!!

    Sooo yes please!!

    Denise Wells

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  60. The Artbook cartridge looks awesome! I'm not ready for anything Christmas yet-the summer is already going too fast! :)

    shelley.karnz@gmail.com

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  61. Christmas by far is my favorite holiday!

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  62. I am so ready for Christmas and Halloween and let me tell you I have been enjoying the tutorials very much. Can't wait to see what else is coming up. I just wish I would have more time. Thanks for the giveaways and all you do.

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  63. Thanks for another great layout! And yes, I am ready to have Christmas card tutorials! I have a window of time before October to make cards so it's time for me!

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  64. I am loving the video tutorials! I am so focused on getting the kids ready for school that I can't even think about Christmas! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. Enjoyed all of your videos. my favorite Holiday is Christmas. Already thinking about my wish list

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  66. I have been thinking Christmas in some of my shopping, I guess it is never too early to start Christmas cards.

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  67. I'd like some Halloween cards if it's all the same to everyone else.

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  68. Hi, Joy. I'm still working on Halloween but I know that I need to get start on Christmas cards I'm just a little behide. I hope to win this cartridge to use it on some of my Christmas cards. Thank you for giving me a chance to win a great prize. I hope your Dad is doing ok.
    Have a great day :-)
    Delama

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  69. My favorite TV show is Investigation and Discovery. I am so proud that I FINALLY learned how to leave a comment for you, Joy. I really like the Fontopia cartridge and have just the project for it. Your videos are so informative and helpful.

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  70. My favorite show Is Under the Dome. Love the Fontopia
    Cartridge. Scrapbooking my grand kids activities right now

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  71. Fav show right now is True Blood!!! Halloween cards suit me just fine, even though I did just pick up a Christmas gift this morning... Lol

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  72. Fav show right now is True Blood!!! Halloween cards suit me just fine, even though I did just pick up a Christmas gift this morning... Lol

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  73. Yes! I'm ready to start my Christmas cards, but can't seem to come up with any ideas yet. I usually make about 75, so I like to start early.

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