Friday, August 30, 2013

September SOTM & NSD Special

Hello my fellow "Crafty Ladies" I hope at least some of you are getting to spend at least a bit of this holiday weekend getting crafty. I am busily working on workshops, classes and such for September. Right now I am working with the "Huntington" paper pack, ARTBOOKING, and the September SOTM "Poster Tidings S1309". You can get this SOTM in September for just $5 (with a qualifying $50 purchase). Below is a video from CTMH corporate that gives some great ideas for artwork, and below that I have two examples of what I have far!

Created at our recent CTMH Texas Bluebonnet Consultant Team Training Retreat.  Designed by fellow consultant Kimberly Schultz

Sneak Peek of the layout I am creating for upcoming September gatherings and classes.  Call or Email about September Class Schedule and/or about booking a gathering at your home (where you can earn FREE CTMH goodies!

Begining September 1st, go to my CTMH WEBSITE - Click to "JOIN" one of the parties (on the lower right of the opening page).  When your total reaches $50 you will be prompted by the system that you are eligible for the $5 SOTM promotion...AND for the National Scrapbooking Month Special Promotion!

Mine will be here soon and I will have artwork to show at September gatherings and classes!

please note that if you order in the month of August you will qualify for the AUGUST SOTM - NOT the September ones.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The "Secrets" to using ARTBOOKING

Well, I have had ARTBOOKING for a little over a month now.  I STILL have not REALLY played with it yet, just TOO MUCH going on.  But, now that so many of YOU actually have ARTBOOKING in your hands I thought I should pass along what I have learned thus far.  Some of this I have learned through trial and error, some I have learned by reading the CTMH consultant bulletin boards.

The one BIG THING to keep in mind is this:
ALL ARTBOOKING designs are linked so you don't have to guess the size to cut your title or icons.  If you are creating a 12x12 layout it will have 11" next to the main overlay.  This means SET YOUR CRICUT to 11" and LEAVE IT THERE!!!!  Each item on that page will then cut proportiaonately so it looks nice on the page....with NO WASTED PAPER.

ARTBOOKING is designed to make perfect pages based on the designs shown in the ARTBOOKING booklet. so when you set your size without using real dial size... it is looking at the size as the "final page size" so 4 inches means your layout is 4 inches and since all the images are linked... it will cut your icon so it fits a 4 inch completed layout. 

What if I want to cut a 6" mini book instead?  Go right ahead....just set the dial to 6" AND LEAVE IT THERE!  Just keep in mind that the coordinating title and other icons will cut out they will be SMALL!

What if I want the cat icon on page 54 to be a true 6"?  If you want any of the icons in a specific size then you need to push "real dial size" and set your Cricut to 6" then cut your cat icon and be done (keeping in mind that the measurements are vertical) 

so if you aren't creating a layout in the booklet and are making your own thing... use "real dial size". 

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