Friday, August 10, 2012

August Art Philosophy Blog Hop

Welcome to our August Art Philosophy Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.
We're so excited to be doing this hop and we have a fabulous lineup with some very talented ladies. There will be lots of fun projects.
This month we will be showcasing the "Decorative Layer" (shift or no shift) feature of the cartridge.
If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog

My project is created with the dragonfly decorative layer on page 24. Choose the decorative layer button, hit shift, and it's the 4th button on the top of the keypad.
I've used this layer on a card before, so I was curious how far I could take it. I cut the layer at 11.5 inches...YES, you read that correctly...11.5 inches using our beautiful new La Belle Vie paper. I placed it over the La Belle Vie Mauve 12 by 12 card stock. Next I cut 4 absolutely incredibly wonderful pictures of my granddaughter, Karlie, to fit in the spaces, backed by another paper pattern from the La Belle Vie Paper pack. The title was formed in Cricut Craft Room with the Art Philosophy Font (I love how you can meld things together in the online craft room.) cut in New England Ivy card stock. I also used the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut 3 roses from page 70 in New England Ivy and Bamboo. Stamp sets used were Love Life (D1482) and The Present (D1436). I embellished with Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) and Licorice Opaque Gems (Z1335). The ribbon & button were extras I found in my scrap drawer.

I'm really happy with how it turned out, so I'm now looking for just the right frame to hang it on my wall. Did I say yet that my granddaughter is absolutely incredibly wonderful? ;-)

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Laura.

Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
  1. Lucy ~
  2. Darla ~
  3. Diana ~ )
  4. Wendy Kessler ~
  5. Eva~
  6. Carolyn ~
  7. Stephanie-
  8. Joanne - ........................You are here
  9. Laura W. 
  10. Kindred Hearts -
  11. Pam Stewart -
  12. Carolyn Mendoza ~
Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you have enjoyed all of our projects!


  1. Amazing!! I was looking at this thru my google reader and just had to hop on over from and tell you how great this is!!!! I will defiantly be scraplifing this when I order my cartridge!!!!

  2. very unique! I really like it. Thanks for posting directions on how to do it as well.

  3. Love this layout ... I never would've thought of that!!!

  4. Totally outside the box and GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  5. I love how you integrated the positive/negative of the cricut cuts and them embedded photos into those cuts! Very clever and it turned out beautiful!!

  6. Love your layout Josie!! Hugs, Gloria

  7. WOW! Love that you cut that image at that size -- great idea!!!! Your layout turned out just beautiful! TFS