Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas Joy layout using the Artbooking cartridge.

Hello, friends!

This week's bitten By the Bug 2 challenge is Christmas in July. I have always found Christmas projects so easy to make, so I really liked this challenge!

 Today I have a scrapbook layout that I made using the NEW Close To My Heart exclusive Artbooking cartridge that will be available to purchase through me on Thursday! Trust me, this double layout is just one of many that you can make using this new fabulous cartridge! I love that you can mix and match different aspects of the double layouts to give you infinite possibilities. For those of you who are card makers, don't worry you were not left out here. I have made 10 cards already using this cartridge! There are lots of options for you too! Besides cards and layouts, I have also made home decor and t-shirts! Seriously, this cartridge has so much!

 If you purchase this cartridge through me you can win one of of the three big prizes I am giving away (totally nearly $600). Not only that I am giving away an exclusive stamp set to those of you who have ordered through me in the past!

Starting Next week, I will be posting projects Monday through Friday for the entire month of August. Plus I will have some really great giveaways! You are not going to want to miss the fun!

On Thursday, you can order this cartridge along with anything else from the new catalog. If you want a catalog, check out the right hand side of the blog, I have set up a Paypal link to order it.

CCR file page 1: https://app.box.com/s/ke49h9qtn53xeq4ixuz5
CCR file page 2: https://app.box.com/s/awk4x1f78s4ohw6gok35
GYPSY file: page 1: https://app.box.com/s/9gpigcvrsgg2eepqb83q
GYPSY file page 2: https://app.box.com/s/bwux3jf785eg5lsm45or

I used Ruby, New England Ivy, Colonial White, and White Daisy cardstock from Close To My Heart. I also used silver glitter paper also from Close To My Heart.
I added red sparkles for the centers of the stars. Also, for the centers of the bows, I used sparkle buttons from a new embellishment pack in the new catalog.

This week's prize is the Creative Cards cartridge!
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July Specials 


 Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home d├ęcor piece that you can display for all to see.



Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013.

 Show your support of troops and country with new patriotic stamp sets — available only from June 1 to July 31, 2013! As a show of our support, Close To My Heart will donate $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Home of the Brave stamp set to the USO, the leading, most recognized military-support and services organization in the United States, or $3 from each B-size My Acrylix® Courage stamp set and $5 from each D-size My Acrylix® Strong and Free stamp set to the Canadian Hero Fund, which supports spouses and children of fallen Canadian military troops by providing post-secondary education in Canada. Show your support today—stamp style!
The July stamp of the Month is called Sweet Life. You can get this stamp set (valued at $17.95) for only $5 if you place an order of $50 or more. This stamp set is worth it for the sentiments alone!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website





 Have a MAGICAL Monday!

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62 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the openess cut of the star framing & bows.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Joan Smith said...

Oh my goodness what an awesome LO gosh so many great things about it you did a fantastic job putting it all together. WOW is all I can say. I can't wait to order this cartridge also can't wait to see all your other projects you've created with the Artbooking cartridge. YOU ROCK!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome LO, and just the right amount of sparkle/bling. Your ending July with a Bang!!! Can't wait to see all that you have in store for us. Love it, love it.

LST in Colorado

Kathy:) said...

These pages are beautiful! I can't wait!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy:)

kathy.unger113@gmail.com

D- said...

Such a wonderful layout. Love the design and the bling. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

TeresaK said...

This is such a great layout! That cartridge looks amazing!
Teresa

Melinda said...

Mel! Just when I said I wasn't buying anymore carts you made this! I love the layout and, I really don't have carts that help me design layouts so...that's a good reason, right? ha!!!
Melinda Strange
Huntsville, TX

Jennifer Earley said...

Incredible LO! Love everything about it...great colors, awesome cuts....the stars, the bows! Beatiful!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful LO!!

Melissa Chesser said...

Beautiful! Love the bows and bling.

Crystal said...

Lovely!!!

Colleen said...

Another stunning layout - now you have me wanting to get a jumpstart on the holidays and start my holiday crafting NOW!

Kat said...

What a beautiful layout. I love it.

Martha said...

This is a beautiful layout!! I was sure I wouldn't want this cartridge, but darn you! You are making me think I NEED it!! Can't wait to see more designs!

jordanbev5 said...

I just have to say, this is so beautiful and how gorgeous our Christmas pics will look on it! You do a wonderful job!

Martha Herrera said...

Love the layout! Now I want to start working on my Christmas projects too!

Sherrie K. said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! The layout is gorgeous and love the fun sparkle. Love the bows to! GREAT job!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

Wonderful layout! I really want this cart. I'm hoping to get it for my anniversary, birthday, or Christmas. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Karee Sue said...

That is so cute, I wish I had the funds to buy those CTMH cartridges.

a*sweet*indulgence said...

Great layout. But, your work is always superior.

Anonymous said...

I have had my eye on this cartridge for quite a while. Would love to win it! Sally

tndj said...

Love the layout and the colors are superb. Like that it is simple but elegant layout. Looking forward to seeing the cards as I am working on Christmas cards now.

cmarie said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous layout! I can't say enough about it. Can't wait to get my hands on this cart so I can recreate it. Thanks for all you do.

3boysinrome said...

Wow beautiful layouts, can't wait to be able to order this cartridge, keep the ideas coming!

Kim said...

What a great layout.

Cherri said...

Very nice layout Courtney!

Monica said...

Such a beautiful layout...I really thought I would pass on the Artbooking cartridge because I'm more of a card person...I've changed my mind.
Monica in Calif.

Gayle said...

Like the use of cream and white combo!

flscraplady said...

Love the LO! Love the cartridge! Looks like another must!

Kristen N. said...

Too cool! Love the colors and details.

Diane A. said...

Love those layouts - and the colors are beautiful. I've been thinking about ordering that cartridge, and now I think I'm convinced.

AJoy said...

Love that the cartridges are showing LO designs now. Can't wait to add this one to my collection!

April

P.S. LO is absolutely beautiful!

Windy said...

Oh boy! I can't wait for Thursday! Also, I'm looking forward to see the many projects you have to show us. Thanks!!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful layout--I like the glittery stars.

Jaren said...

Beautiful layout! I love this new cartridge!

Debbie said...

This looks like a wonderful cartridge, great layout esp with your little added touches
upnurse at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

That is so cute! I look forward to seeing your projects with this cartridge!
Teresa in Oklahoma
rdrepublican@windstream.net

littlen said...

what a pretty lo. I love the clean, simple look. tfs.

Vanessa said...

Very pretty! I love all the glitter and sparkle! Thanks for sharing!

Stephanie said...

Melanie, I love this layout. Great photo mats.

Sharon said...

Oh my!!! Your layouts are so beautiful! I love the papers. And the bows are fabulous. Love the bling!!! :)

caj said...

This is a beautiful layout and I love all the bling!!

ScrappySue said...

Oh, Courtney, what a great layout! Joy, joy, joy! I do believe I like the Artbooking cartridge.

Colleen said...

Great Layout, can't wait to see more from the Artbooking Cartridge!

Cynthia B. said...

A lovely Xmas layout! I especially like the glittery star background you created.

~ Jo ~ said...

This is a beautiful Christmas layout! I have this cartridge and love it so much, by far my favorite one yet from CTMH!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Deneen said...

Great Christmas LO! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love! I particularly like the delicate bows.

srob

Brenda said...

Love this layout from the Artbooking cart!!! Oh heck I am loving seeing the peeks at Artbooking cart! This layout is fabulous and looks like this cart is a must have! Hugs!

Caroline said...

I love that you used the new Artbooking cartridge. I enjoy seeing what it will do. Love the sparkly layout and the pretty bows.

luv2play said...

I may have to start scrap booking! Looks like great cartridge, will Need to see cards you made. Thanks for chance to win.

luv2play said...

I may have to start scrap booking! Looks like great cartridge, will Need to see cards you made. Thanks for chance to win.

Jayne said...

Fabulous LO's Melanie. This new cart looks like it has some awesome cuts on it.
Jayne x

Debbie Z said...

Wonderful Layout!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Kailee B said...

Cute Christmas layout!

Susan said...

OMGosh! Love this layout, Melanie! You rock that cartridge, girlfriend!
xxSusan

Anonymous said...

I just adore the layout. I am busy trying to figure out this years Christmas Cards. It's never to early to start. Ha Ha.
Dutchie

Pamela MacKay said...

Love this layout especially the stars! and bows! Fantastic design!

Stephanie Rose said...

This is such a beautiful layout! I love it.

Scrapping Girl said...

Love this-can't wait to see more layouts from this cartridge!
Michelle

Kathleen said...

This is a gorgeous Christmas layout!!! I am so hoping I can make this one also. Thanks so much for sharing the files.

Cedric said...

Gorgeous!

 
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