My Favorite Things at H2H

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  We have a little bit of a Sound of Music theme going on right now at H2H, and to follow up last week's "brown paper packages tied up with string," Team Sunset is moving on to a few of our favorite things!  

I am going to make a confession here.  I am not much of a scrapbooker.  (Blush, blush) I have always intended to get more into it.  With 5 kids, 5 stepkids, and tons of grandchildren, it is not like I don't have a zillion pictures.  It just seems intimidating at times to get started.

But when Close to My Heart released our latest exclusive Cricut cartridge, the Artbooking Cartridge, which makes scrapbooking super interesting and easy to do, I decided to take the leap.

Here is my scrapbooking page:

What do you think?  Now you ask why is this one of my favorite things since obviously scrapbooking hasn't been in the past?

Well, I know you cannot see him well, but that über cute blonde young man in the back row, fourth from our right is my grandson, Austin.  One of my most favorite things to do is to watch this very talented young man play baseball.  This picture is of his team who won a weeklong tournament UNDEFEATED!  I could not be there this time since they live 8 hours away, but I was excited to use their team colors and our new Artbooking overlay to commemorate this awesome feat.

I am loving this new cartridge.  Because of the way it is set up I programmed in 11 inches for the size and all of the pieces cut out in proportion to each other.  That took away much of the decision making and there was no need to re-cut any of the pieces.  I like to cut out multiples of the overlay in different colors and then place some of the different colors into the overlay to add some additional interest.  I was afraid that it might be too "busy" so I matted the picture so that it would "pop".

This scrapbook page's diecuts are from pages 82 and 83.

Page 82

Page 83
So now it is your turn!  Please show us your artwork with your favorite things.  I cannot wait to see what you make!  After you finish your artwork please go to  www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go her
e and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love on your blog!
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

Like what you see?  You can purchase this awesome Cricut Artbooking Collection on my website.  Here is all that you get with this collection:
You will receive:
1 – Cartridge (700 images: Font, Mini Books, Layouts)

3 – My Acrylix® D-size stamp sets

3 – 12" × 9" Dimensional Elements (3 sheets of different shapes) 

What a deal!  So, head on over to my website and you can shop to your heart's content!  We have a bunch of specials this month as well!

I have entered my scrapbooking page into the Anything but a Card Challenge at All Crafts Challenge. and the Challenge #178 ABC's 123's at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog


  1. This is a fabulous layout! The color scheme is so sharp, the paper is terrific and I like the title and large photo frame!

  2. OMGee!! I am thinking I need this cart!! WOW!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for making me want it now!! LOL! :) Scrappy hugs, Connie Can Crop

  3. Wow! What a great layout. Love all the bright colors. The lettering is perfect. Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  4. Great layout! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.
    Ro Donner, DT Member

  5. What a fantastic layout! Thank you for joining my All Crafts Challenge at Craft My Life, hope you can join our new challenge :-) Elaine-xxx-


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