Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Artiste Blog Hop

Welcome to our August ARTISTE Blog Hop! Each month we will showcase a feature of the amazing ARTISTE 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 AND some blog candy!!!

This month we will be showcasing a different page from the Artiste cartridge! Did you know there were 700 images on this cartridge?? That's right -- 700!!!

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog -

My project comes from page 48 of the Artiste book. There are some amazing projects on this page!! For this hop I made the explosion box. It is the 3D option on the i Button.

For this project I cut the base at 3 inches and the second inside layer at 2 3/4 inches and the last layer on the inside is cut at 2 1/2 inches. I used the Dotty for You paper pack, for everything on this project. I feel like it is still missing something! I will be added 3 girl Jam bows when my order comes in to match the colors. This is going to be a gift to my best friend so she can fill it in with Pictures from both her daughters Birthdays! This was a super fun and easy project to make. Much easier than making one buy hand which I used to do all the time!

I will be giving away a small prize pack to one lucky hopper.

How to win:
1. Must be a follower
2. Leave a comment.

Its that simple! Good Luck everyone!

The next stop on your blog hop fun is Maria's Paper Craft Place

Here is the list of all the talented consultants who are participating in this months blog hop: 

  1. Lucy
  2. Darla
  3. Julia
  4. Theo
  5. Tina Gale
  6. Stephanie
  7. Mandy
  8. Joanne
  9. Laura W <--- You should have came from here
  10. Rebecca ~ <----You are here
  11. Maria Woodworth - <---- Your next stop! 
  12. Judith
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Laura Charko -
  15. Jennifer Kramer
  16. Eva Friesen

Thanks so much for stopping by and hopping with us - we hope you LOVE all the 

projects we created!

Until Next Time! :)


  1. The Dotty paper is perfect for this layered project!

  2. Sweet explosion box, perfect for pictures of little girls! Tfs

  3. Very nice. I'm sure your friend and her girls will love it!

  4. Love your project and do want to try one. this is a great hop as it gives me ideas to use this cartridge for. I also love your colors and I have become a follower. Thanks again for your talent.

  5. My cart is on the fedex truck...out for delivery....wooohooo...nice hop follower too =)

  6. This is so cute! I've never done this type of box before. I'll have to try sometime.

  7. Love your explosion box!! TFS
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    (email follower)

  8. So very cute!! You have inspired me for sure!

  9. I am so glad to have been directed to this blog hop!! I LOVE what you created and will be following your lead. Big butterfly fans here! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  10. Love these boxes - very cool to see them done in the Dotty papers!

  11. Rebecca - NOW I understand your comment on my post :) Cute project!! TFS


  12. Very pretty explosion box! I am now a follower of your blog.


  13. The gift box is so prettywith the flower.

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  14. Please accept this Liebster Award.
    I love your project!
    You truly deserve this recognition

    Please visit my blog to pick your “award” badge and to view the rules.


Thank you for all your wonderful comments! It brings me such joy to read them all!