Thursday, January 1, 2015

Explore Cricut Design Space with Artbooking - Close to My Heart

I decided to make a video showing how to use the Cricut Design Space software with the Cricut Close to My Heart Artbooking cartridge. The Design Space software is used only with the Cricut Explore machine.

There have been questions about how to size the images, find the images, etc.  Check out the video below to see how to do this (click HERE if you can't see the video):

Also, to make matters easier, head over to the Non-Crafty Crafter's Blog HERE and download the Artbooking handbook that has all the image codes in it. Narelle spent a lot of time compiling this info so be sure and follow her site and leave her a sweet comment!

When you spend $50+, you can pick up the

January stamp of the month, shown above, for just $5!

You can order on my shopping site HERE.

New Giveaway:
New Rare Close to My Heart Stamp Giveaway!

How can you win?
1) Leave a comment below - Who's ready for a new year? I am! Last year was really tough so this year has to be better!
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Winner will be announced on January 12, 2015 and has two weeks to claim prize.  U.S. Residents only, please, over 18.  Void where prohibited.

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  1. 2014 was a rough year for us too. I am more than ready for 2015. Happy New Year all.

  2. I had a tough 2014 too. Here is looking at a great 2015!

  3. Yes, it was a rough year for us, too, but "I will count it all joy". Happy New Year!
    K. Christen

  4. 2014 was a year of change for me. I'm looking forward to 2015 and the joys it will bring.

  5. 2014 was a good year for our family. Looking forward to 2015.

  6. 2014 turned out to be a year of replacement. So many things quit working, all at the same time. But, we have been so blessed in so many ways. Looking forward to 2015. Thanks for all the cricut tutorials. Love them. Picked up the explore and going to spend 2015 getting to know it well. Happy New Year. This is dukwjan

  7. Thanks for the video! I hope 2015 will be a better year for my family and for all you out there!

  8. Hi Joy Yep 2014 was a really tough year for you and I wish you and your family a VERY VERY HAPPY New Year!
    I am ready for 2015 and I just know it's going be one awesome and FUNtabulous year!! I also am looking forward to all the awesome crafty things you will be bringing to your show and tell. Thanks for the chance for a super fun giveaway....such a cutie of a stamp set. YOU so ROCK!!

  9. 2014 was a good year, full of change, but all for the good! Wishing you a great 2015 Joy!

  10. Such a fun stamp set!
    2014 was hugely challenging for our family as well. Very hopeful that 2015 will be calmer and productive. Been praying all along for you and your family in this difficult year.

  11. 2014 was a year wit some tough spots, but it ended on a high note. Looking forward to 2015.

  12. Looking forward to 2015 being better than 2014. It was a rough one. So here's to 2015 and a year of milestones and memories.

  13. Ready or's here! Hoping for a much happier year for you and your family!

  14. I have the Explore and am so grateful that you are including the sizing for that also. Thank you. Love love love your videos.

  15. I hope you and your family have a banner year. As for me and my house, onward and upward!

  16. My New Year Resolution is to get out my Cricut and experiment and CREATE! Happy New Year everyone!!!

  17. Happy New Year! This year will be a good one for all of us, I just feel it. I know I'm ready for a new year and I know you are too.


  18. I bought myself the new Explorer for Christmas. My goal is to practice and create with it. Happy 2015 to all!!!

  19. I am definitely ready for the new year! We are in a new house and I'm looking forward to turning it into a home for us. Hope that your year will be better and thanks for all the inspiration!

  20. I am looking forward to all of the blessings and trials this new year may bring! The older I get, the more I realize that life is a marathon...not a sprint!
    Thank you for the video, I received an Explore from my wonderful children this Christmas. A total surprise too. I was wondering if the sizes for the layouts would work for Project Life type cards (like 3x4 or 4x6, would I put those sizes in as well) Thank you!

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  22. I was blessed with a new granddaughter this year. 2015 I will watch her grow

  23. While the last year would surely seem blessed for 6 of my closest family members, & one close family friend, their blessings caused a hole in my heart. Seven deaths in one year?!!! really?!!!! All of the generations above me are now passed I remember as a child when I remarked to my best friend, "I don't know anyone who has died." The blessing in that last sentence, is that I recall the conversation, because 50 years later, she is still my best friend. What has really been found to be a blessing are all of the SCRAPBOOKS I have created. They are PROOF OF LIFE. I always journal in them a lot, and save ephemera. Now, my adult children and grandson recognize that those silly scraps of paper are significant, and the thousands of hours I have enjoyed in my art studio produced invaluable documentation of their childhood memories with their grand parents, great grandparents and great great grandmother who lived 100 years, 279 days! Every family member that has died has entrusted their photos to me, so I will be enjoying a lot more time in my art studio, with my memories, my scrapbook supplies, and doing honor to their memories. 2015 will be a blessed year.

  24. 3 new grand babies this year for a total of nine. I am grateful that everyone is healthy and look forward to their visits

  25. Excited to see what the new year will bring and excited to be a member of the Cricut family and the proud owner of my 1st Cricut EVER!!!

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  27. good morning joy! i hope you can help me with a couple of mini artbooking album questions..i used the explore and cut out one ( the one with the giraffe) of the two baby mini albums , setting the height at 8 inches..everything cuts out great. i want to incorporate pages and items from the 2nd baby album (the one with the lion) and i see it already is sized differently from the first album. i edited the size of the pages to match what i thought would be the same as album 1 (8in height)..well the pages cut bigger! i wanted the pages from both albums to cut the same size...what am i missing? thank you for any help you can give me as this is very frustrating! marie

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