Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Welcome to our April Cross Canada Blog Hop, featuring a revolutionary product from the CTMH-Cricut partnership:  the amazing and exclusive Artbooking cartridge!  When it was introduced at Convention last year, I knew it was different and it was awesome.  And then I got my hands on it!  It has really changed the way I scrapbook and create. 

So join us as my fellow Canadian CTMH consultants show you some fantastic creations using Artbooking that you can make too!

  • This is a circular hop so you can start here and go all the way around.
  • If you came from the kreative Krista's Simply Creating blog, then you are going in the right direction.
  • Visit Michelle's My Creations blog, for the complete blog list if you get lost along the way. 

HERE'S MY PROJECT: Artbooking Bracket Frame

This year, we got an amazing shot of all of the Ballantyne cousins, from oldest to youngest.  It's a very special memory and I wanted to create something very special to showcase it.  This bracket frame was the perfect solution.

I used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the striped paper (from the Ariana paper pack) and the Outdoor Denim frame.  

Then I got out my Artbooking cartridge and started to play.  The hearts overlay cut from Ariana paper, was the perfect accent for the picture.  And I embellished with some Ariana Coral hearts.  The sentiment is from the Ariana Workshop on the Go stamp set.

Then I added an XOXO cut out in Ariana Coral cardstock using Artbooking.  I love how you get all of the elements you need that work so well together, all from one cartridge!  The triangle studs help to draw attention where I want it to go, and add some shine.

Lastly, I matted my photo with more B&T paper from Ariana to add some depth.  And I stamped the date and title using the Sans Serif alphabet -- love those alpha stamps!!

So, what do you think?  I think I'm going to send this to Grandma and Grandpa Ballantyne, so they can enjoy, celebrate and show off ALL of their wonderful grandchildren.


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Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you to get creative using some of the designs, paper and techniques seen along the way. Join us again on May 15 when we will be featuring creations that decorate your home. 


  1. Gorgeous bracket frame - a wonderful add to any room!

  2. I love your bracket frame, Sheri! It is so pretty!

  3. i heart this very much!! lol this is super!

  4. Really like this idea! The frame is one thing I haven't tried, but you've inspired me. Love it!

  5. Awesome frame, I love the detail, it is really a fabulous piece.


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