Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cross Canada Hop: Focus on Artbooking

Welcome to another Cross Canada Blog Hop!  We're featuring Close To My Heart's newest Cricut Collection, Artbooking this month.  I absolutely love this collection.  There are so many possibilities with it and even if you don't want to "outside the booklet" you can create some stunning artwork.

If you hopped onto my blog to start, just keep clicking until you get back here but if you'd like to literally "hop across Canada" you can start at Michelle's blog.  If you came here from Arlene's blog you're on the right track.

Here is my project:

Does that look familiar?  It should.  I shared this 3-ring album during another Cross Canada Blog Hop.  I finally finished the inside!!!  I'm so excited about it because it turned out way better than what I pictured in my mind.  (Normally that ends up the other way!)  And, my kids love it.  (*Side note: If you watched the TV segment that my kids were on with me, you'll have seen some of this already!  Haven't seen it?  Just click on the photo titled "March Break TV Segment" on the sidebar.)

Take a look through the pages and then I'll explain what I did.

I cut my pages from various 8" mini album pages and then basically cut shapes from lots of different 8" pages as well as a few things from the sports themed pages.  I cut items in multiple colours and then went to work, placing them where I liked them.  I went searching for black embellishments and added them in as well.  It took longer than I thought, but I just left things laid out and came back to it when I could.  I used almost every single piece I cut out. 

Now, hop on over to Sheri's blog and check out what she's created!

Happy Creating!



  1. Fabulous mini album Krista - thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome job! I love all of the different pages and layers, and you incorporated the team colours well without being overwhelming!

  3. What a great mini! I love the colours and how you used the zigzag strips from the overlays! Well done!

  4. very fun! the colors are great and hello to the chevron! lol

  5. Great mini! This is so bright and cheery. Love the photos too!

  6. Krista, I'm so glad you were able to finish this project, I remember our discussion about it back when you first started it. It is really fabulous, great job! :)


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