11 August 2013

Artbooking in August Blog Hop: Day 2 of the Fun

Hi All! Inspired by what you saw last week? Just wait 'til you see what's in store for this week as Artbooking in August continues.

If you just hopped over from Krista's Crafty Corner (blogging home of the super talented Krista Herschberger),  you're in the right place. If you're just joining the hop now and want to go back to the beginning (you don't want to miss ANY of the inspiration!), go on over and visit Adeline Brill's Creative Space for the whole list of participant blogs.

So today I decided to share a wee layout that I made to include in one of the new Close To My Heart My Crush Books that I did for a recent trip to Vermont. (I'll do a whole separate post on the book a little later this month.) The lay out is double sided so that it slides perfectly into the CTMH 6x6 Flip Flaps. (These little Flip Flaps can increase your photo real estate by a lot on any layout!) Here's a look at side one:

Again, this is a 6x6-inch layout. The great thing about Artbooking if you're doing layouts, is that it figures out all the proportions for you.  I used the Bluebird My Crush Book, which looks great with the Twilight cardstock I used for the base of these pages. I added Whisper cardstock to tie in the other colors. I mixed in elements from the Memories and Favorites assortments that are designed to go with this album. The doily is from Artbooking and the patterned paper is from Pro Player. (That's a seriously versatile paper pack!) The stamps (including the arrows around the edge of the frame) are from All the Details, Sightseer, and the Artbooking collection. I used Olive, Smokey Plum and Twilight Exclusive inks for stamping and inking around the edges of some of the elements. Here are some close-ups of side one:

(See the scalloped edge on the Whisper cardstock? That's from the new CTMH Scallop Border punch!)

And now for side two:

Because these are going in Flip Flaps that will be flipped up, I had to make sure the back sides of the layout were upside down. (You could put the Flip Flaps in so that they flip left/right, which would eliminate the need to make sure side two was upside down, but I didn't think of that until it was too late.) Since I wanted a half-inch border around my page, I cut the overlay from Whisper cardstock at 5 inches instead of 6 inches. The journaling element,"smile," and Date stamps are from the Artbooking collection. I cut the element at the size indicated on the stamp. The LOL spot and little tab are from the Memories assortment. The film strip element on page two is cut from Whisper cardstock at 8 inches (6 inches made it too small to fit decent sized pictures). The camera and "click" stamps are from the Sightseer stamp set. I used Olive, Smokey Plum and Twilight Exclusive inks on these pages as well. Here are some close-ups of side two:

Here are some pictures of the layouts in the My Crush Book:

Artbooking makes doing any size layout a breeze. Now, for more inspiration, hop on over to Scrappin' in Paradise and see what the talented Carol Horton has in store for you. And don't forget to stop by next week for Week 3 of Artbooking in August!


  1. All I can can say is - I LOVE them all!!! what a super idea....

  2. What a FABULOUS idea!! LOVE this...and what you did with the layouts...including them in flip flaps...and then our Crush books! Yay!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  3. What a cool idea! I haven't used any of the 6" x 6" Flip Flaps yet. Can't wait to get my Crush bks. After seeing this I am really ready for it!

  4. AWESOME! love how you created the layouts within the crush book and used flip flaps! Fantastic!

  5. You gave me lots of new ideas with your layouts--I'm not yet familiar with the crush books but I'm glad to see what you're doing with it! thanks for the inspiration!
    :) Marie

  6. Love this Kim! Great idea to use the flip flaps in the Crush book. You used so many cool Artbooking cuts! I haven't even noticed that doily yet. There is so much on that cart to love and you showcased it well in this project.

  7. I love all the Artbooking cuts you made... and I love the 6 x 6 layouts since I picked up some 6 x 6 albums on While Supplies Last... and I just love that you incorporated this in the Crush product... which is finally on my order!

  8. I haven't sized down any of the Artbooking layouts yet but I will definitely be doing so now! Great idea to add the flip flaps into the crush books!


  9. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Love how you used different products.

  10. Super cute!! All the elements on the pages. TFS

  11. WOW - and if I could make the font bigger I would...so a BIG WOW