Friday, August 9, 2013

Joyful Stars August Blog Hop

   Thank you for stopping by for the Joyful Stars Team Blog Hop again this month.  The theme for this month is "Anything New".   If you are coming from Krista Hershberger's blog at, then you are on the right path.
   There are so many things I love about the new Fall/Winter Idea Book.  I wasn't sure what I should highlight in this post.  I decided to showcase the New Artbooking Cartridge by making the art on the cover of the catalog.  Here is the original artwork provided by CTMH's art department.
 Here is my version.  I loved the way they made the title and I must confess, I knew you could use the outline of the cuts, but I didn't know I could write parts of sentences and space them correctly.  Perhaps you didn't know either.  If that is the case, you simple use the space button on your cricut when you are entering the characters you want to be cut, like I did for the "it is all the".

 A Close Look at the title

 Supplies Used:
Lola Paper Pack (X7170B)
Artbooking Cartridge (Z1906)
All the Details Stamp Set (D1555) my favorite new stamp set
Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet (B1416)
Buttercup Cardstock (1271)
A Typeface Alphabet (A1117)
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Nickie Hoffer
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant


  1. I love the pattern paper behind the overlay. Thanks for the tip about typing on the cricut. I'll have to try it.

  2. Wonderful page, Nickie! There's so much to learn with the Cricut, it's hard to keep up. Thanks for sharing your tip!

  3. Great Layout and tip. Thanks!!!

  4. Great job on replicating this layout! And thanks for the explanation on the Title tip!

  5. Wow this looks like stained glass.

  6. Great Job Nickie! :) I haven't tried the cricut phrases yet either...but now I know how to create them, thanks to you! :)

  7. You did a great job on the layout, Nickie! Love the chevron layover :)