Week of October 28th, 2012

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Close To My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge Noel scrapbook layout

 Hello, everyone!

Today I have a Christmas layout for you made using the Artiste cartridge and the October stamp of the month. It has been a very long time since I have a made a layout. I really miss making them and want to try to make them more often! They can be so time consuming though.

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/9pse1gfp615w3u2z0r3a
Gypsy file: https://www.box.com/s/9powpkmc0klfg77v4ee7

All of the cardstock is from Close To My Heart and the paper pack used is called Pear and Partridge and is also from Close To My Heart.
Thanks for stopping by!
 I have another project posted on my other blog. Click here to check it out ==> Courtney Lane

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1) Leave a comment below: Would you like to see more layouts?

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October Specials

Back by popular demand, I am giving away one E2 Cricut machine to a lucky customer. To be eligible to win, you have to place an order on my Close To My Heart website this month. That is it! I will draw a winner November 1st.





The October stamp of the month is a total must have! It is called Very Merry Christmas and coordinates with the Artiste cartridge, so if you have that cartridge you are going to want to snatch this up! It makes tag making a total snap!

As always, this stamp set (retail price of $17.95) is only $5 with any order of $50 or more!





 Now don't forget that you can still buy the fabulous Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges, so if you have not taken the plunge yet, come on in the water is great!

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website


Have a great day!


Winner will be announced on Sunday, October 14, 2012 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

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154 comments:

Saskia said...

Wonderful LO. I don't do them myself but it's always great fun to see what others come up with.

June Houck said...

Beautiful card, Courtney, and a wonderful LO, Melanie!

Sunny said...

I like your cards the best but I can see how I would pull elements for a card from a scrapbook layout (and vice versa), so keep up the good work! I'm always inspired no matter what.

Crhiga said...

Love the layout. Layouts are always welcome!!

Carol

Look around the corner said...

Oh i love this layout. If i would like to see more layouts? YES i love all your work though :)

Have a great day,

Evelin

Jessica said...

love it...yes please more layout

Sarah W said...

I would love to see more layouts. That is what I do mainly so I love having new ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Joan Smith said...

WOW AWESOME LO I mean GORGEOUS I am a scrapbooker by heart and I love what you did gosh loved seeing a LO and know that in a week or so I'll be placing my OCT order for stamps and you've been doing one fantastic job at showcasing the stamp of the month....you are so stinkin' talented so thanks for all you share and do.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layout! I love the faux stitching you added on the Noel and I would definitely like to see more layouts!

Isabel Z said...

What a stunning card.

LST in Colorado said...

This is a fabulous card!! I enjoy all your great ideas and love to see more layouts, please keep them coming!! Your ideas are great for getting the creative juices flowing. I take your ideas and put a personal touch by tweaking them, and sometimes I replicate them. Thanks for sharing, you really rock!!!

snappy scrappy said...

Beautful LO!! Lee-Ann :)

Claudia said...

Beautiful layout, I normally make cards, but might have to try layouts.

Debbie said...

Love the layout!!! Yes, I'd like to see more layouts. I scrapbook so these would be great! I usually copy the cards & incorporate into a layout somehow. Someday I'd like to make cards just not enough time right now. Still like the cards!

Lynda Thomas said...

Love, love, love your layout! And yes, more is good!

Anonymous said...

Love your examples using the Artiste cartridge! Love Love Love this cart! Everyone should buy it!

debbie_L53@yahoo.com

Betsy said...

I'd love to see more layouts! I usually make cards, but I have so many pictures to scrap ~ easy, quick-to-create layout ideas would be wonderful. I really like today's Christmas layout!
Thanks for the chance to win this cart with adorable little girl cuts!

colleennal said...

Very nice card..Love the details. Thanks for the inspirations..

Sara said...

Beautiful layout, would love to see more!

Miranda said...

Gorgeous LO!
Miranda :)
www.nanasscrapspot.com

lv2scrap02 said...

I love your layout and the cardstock is gorgeous. Looking forward to getting my Stamp of the Month in the mail.. should be coming anyday now...

In fact your layout can also be used as a card... Love your hard work

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I like layouts and cards - they both inspire me. thanks for sharing.

Sue M. said...

I love the layouts. That is what I do the most, more than cards or other crafts.
You did a very awesome job. I know they can be very time consuming, but the final results are so worth it.
Thank you for sharing your ideas, I love your creative mind.


SiouxMRN@aol.com

Kathy:) said...

I love both layouts and cards. You do such a beautiful job t al of tem I enjoy all of them! Thank you.
Kathy's Corner

Pam said...

Beautiful layout! Yes I would enjoy seeing more layouts (love your cards though). I go through phases where I will work on scrapbook pages for days and then not work on any for a few months.
Pam
pamdanner1973@gmail.com

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

it's lovely to see you do a layout and it's so festive and classy!

Bella's mama said...

YES. I would love to see more layouts. Love this one.

momma mo said...

I love anything you do!! :-)
It would be great to see more layouts!. I need to do more myself so the inspiration would be warmly welcomed.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Sue D said...

Lovely layout--I like the bling on the ornament.
I mainly make cards but I enjoy seeing ideas for layouts.

motherloves3 said...

Beautiful layout. I like to see cards and gift bags/boxes.

Anonymous said...

Lovely layout. Yes, I would love to see more layouts.
juliew50@ymail.com

Martha H. said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing.

Josie0602 said...

Your layout is so gorgeous!! I love the papers and the beautiful bow!!

Tracy

tndj said...

what a darling layout. Layouts once in a while are good. I like cards because I do cards more than layouts. But everyone does layouts for the holidays so yes. Do more layouts. TFS

Robin said...

awesome layout, I need to work on my scrapbooking more

Allene said...

I love this layout! I really like how you made the ornament pop with the jewels.

Kim T. said...

Love the layout! It's beautiful. More layouts would be nice, but I love all the creativity that come from this blog. Very inspirational!

Diane said...

Great layout, paper and colors are great

Donna said...

Very pretty. I like the layouts, but I usually have way more than one photo. Thanks!

Megan H. said...

I like seeing more layouts. It gives me lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love seeing layouts!!!! Always great things on this blog!!!

Thanks Cheryl
ctatomir@telus.net

Karen W. said...

This is so pretty. I like to see lay out ideas. Love the stitching on it.

happyscrap said...

Yes, your layout was a special treat. Thanks!
Martha from Norman

Kathy said...

I love that Christmas card! I am having a show on Oct 26th and am getting it all. Thank you for your great ideas!!!

Lauren said...

Thannks for sharing the beautiful layout with us! I would love to see more 2-page layouts!

Jan S. said...

I love the card. I don't have the Artiste cartridge, but I'm hoping I can duplicate the cuts with other cartridges that I have (and I may have to get the Artiste cartridge anyway - ha, ha). Oh, please do show more layouts. I'm not real creative in coming up with ideas, but I'm very good at copying - and you gals have some great ideas. Thank you.

Momof4inArlington said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I would love to see more layouts!

Beverly said...

Wow, Melanie! This layout is absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

Cute layout!

Rachel said...

Beautiful layout. I would definitely like to see more layouts. :)

Kerry~Momma K said...

This layout is beautiful. I would love to see more layouts. It is my favorite project to do lately.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Trichelle said...

Beautiful Layout! I love the cards, but layouts are always fun.

P.S. Sunday is my birthday! winning a cartridge would be a great surprise :)

Sharla said...

Beautiful layout, I love the cuts on this and yes I would like to see more layouts, that would be great!

flscraplady said...

I love seeing your layouts because they are beautiful. Great change!

Nance said...

Beautiful Layout! Love the colors!!! I am mostly a card maker, 3D items that type of thing.
Thank you for the chance to win the Sugar and Spice Cartridge! Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Layout
Pamela
luv2stamp_3@msn.com

KLC said...

Beautiful layout! I make cards, but no matter what you do, be it card or layout, I draw inspiration from it. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing all of your talent.

Patricia Brown said...

The layout is beautiful and I would love to see more. I use to scrapbook a lot and this is inspiring.

Jackie said...

What a great site. Love the ideas.

Tracy Anne said...

Nice Layout, I am going to use that Idea with some photos that I have been trying to work out.

Coelle said...

No wonder your layouts take a lot of time.... it's absolutely GORGEOUS ... so many beautiful details..WOW! Thanks for sharing.

Coley said...

I'd love to see more layouts. I need to get back into actual scrapbooking soon. I really want to finish my 4 year olds baby book (hangs head in shame)!

Anonymous said...

Super layout. Love the use of colors.

Lara said...

I love layouts and this one is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration

caj said...

I am always looking for new LO ideas and this one is amazing. Yes, yes, yes more layouts please!!

Rhonda S S said...

Yes, I am an scrapbooker and would love to see more layouts. Thanks. This Noel layout is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layout, always like ideas for layouts.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Denise W said...

I am a scrapbooker and I love to see more layouts and I also love to see double page spreads! I hate having to figure out second pages on things!!

Love the Noel layout and will be doing some lifting of things!

Anonymous said...

Love the layout.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com
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MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Yes, I would love to see you guys do more LOs but more pictures in it, pretty please? With digital cameras and me being the family papparazzi, I take way too much photos it's a challenge to choose which to put in scrapbook pages ;).

Reesey said...

I love to see the layouts others come up with. Sometimes they are all I need to spike my imagination!

Bree B. said...

Beautiful layout. I think I would love to see more home decor items. Paper scrapbooking just takes too much time and I always have too many pictures. :)

hopefulcrafter said...

This is really a pretty layout. I myself do not scrapbook much and perfer cards and different projects, but I am sure there are a lot of scrapbookers out there that would love to see more of your beautiful & fun layouts.

Nancy B. said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy the new card ideas.

Laura Smith said...

Wow this really makes me excited for the Holidays! I love the fall and with your beautiful ideas, wow it will be a great ride~thanks for the inspiration.

littlen said...

this would make a beautiful card as well as a lo. tfs.

Annette Moran said...

Wow! Really love your layout, very nice and I love the stitching on the letters!

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful layout! Since most of my crafting is scrapbooking, I would love to see more layouts. You ladies always inspire me with your creativity!

Scrappin' Granny said...

Beautiful layouts! The first one could also be adapted to a great card.

Nannymim said...

I'm always looking for inspiration for my scrapbook layouts. Thanks for this one!

Miriam

Nette said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing yet another great project.

Adrienne Barnes said...

Beautiful layout. I don't scrapbook as much as I do cardmaking, but I still like the inspiration. Thanks!

Kristie Maynard said...
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Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful layout, I love seeing layouts as well as cards and any other projects. You gals always have wonderful things to show us.

Deanna Vail said...

Love your layouts. Would love to have more

Deanna Vail

melilem said...

I love the layouts, of course I would like to see more!

Brenda Moore said...

If they are as beautiful as that one, I would love to.

Anonymous said...

Pretty layout. I love the pink! So unexpected for Christmas
Cathy in Raleigh

Marcia said...

Love this LO....so pretty and festive!

mb6464@hotmail.com
marciasmemories.blogspot.com

Mandy said...

Love your layouts! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy B. said...

I don't do cards very often, but I love the ideas I scraplift from them! I would love to see more layouts!
Thanks for all you do!
Tammy B.

Gaby Sisk said...

44So excited to see a layout again! Love cards, but I'm not a cardmaker. I still love the ideas though. And, I love this layout - especially since I have the cartridge. Thanks so much. Looking forward to more!

kim james said...

Nice card. I don't do layouts. I mostly do cards.

Laney's Legacy's said...

What a beautiful card this cartridge has such lovely images on it. Thank you for sharing your talents.

later tater,
laney

Nuts in a Tree said...

Love the colors on the Noel card. Also love the three pics and three vertical colors on the Christmas lo....great inspiration for a lo with my three kiddos. :)

Rhonda

CyndiU said...
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Cheryl W said...

Beautiful LO, and while I don't do much scrapbooking, I like looking at LO ideas. They often give me card ideas!

CyndiU said...

Great layout. I still have a difficult time using pink for Christmas. I just need to try it.

I'd love to see more layouts posted. Thanks for asking.

Hugs, CyndiU
cureta2 at yahoo dot com

Karee Sue said...

Love your card, loving that Artiste cart more and more every time, too bad it's so expensive,
I love your cards, but layouts are always welcome.

a1983alaskan said...

When I first saw the blog, I thought it was a card and felt it was just BEAUTIFUL!! Then I read further and saw it was a LAYOUT! Oh gosh! That is totally FABULOUS!!! Thanks for stepping out of your box today :-)

Ann said...

Like you said layouts are more time consuming - cards are definitely quicker. One to three times a month or of course, as your time permits. This is very nice, Mel!!
Mstgane
Ann

marg0006 said...

Great use of all the pretty ribbon.

Ruth G said...

Beautiful! I love the papers, the shapes you chose and the stitching details! Thanks so much for sharing! I'd love to see more layouts, since I am trying to focus on scrapping this year.

Rosie said...

awesome layout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


rosiemini@gmail.com
www.scraplovingminis.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

would love more layouts,I scrapbook a lot more than I make cards, thanks, Sarah

Melissa said...

I love the layout and I would love to see more

Linda said...

I just had as new baby Granddaughter 2 days ago, therefore I would LOVE this Cricut Cartridge! Thanks for the chance to win!

anna n. said...

I enjoy seeing what everybody comes up with. A lot of neat ideas.

mamawcindy said...

Your Layout is So pretty! Glad to see a Layout! I'm so far behind on making Layouts and so I Love seeing Idea's. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Patty said...

OMG...this is my favorite projects so far this week! Love the color combinations...so pretty!! I wouldn't mind seeing more layouts, but am mostly into cards now!

JanG said...

I love the Noel layout. I'm always looking for nice Christmas layouts. JanG TGJGJGJGatAOLdotCOM

Nancy Vasquez said...

You guys are out of control! One day is better than the next. Thank you soooo much for sharing. I am starting my Christmas cards today. Can't wait any longer. Thank you!

Gabyb said...

I am more into cards these days but if you have the spare time I think I would not mind seeing some layouts now and than. Love the card. Never thought about pink for christmas. Great idea!

jenn aikens said...

I love seeing cards and the layouts. This one is awesome since it is in pink. You don't see that too often during Christmas

Lady Fair said...

Lovely LO, love all the different shapes you incorporated. And who doesn't love pink?! I don't scrapbook, but I don't mind a LO now and then.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I always enjoy seeing other peoples work. I helps to get my creative juices flowing.



Feeling Thirsty in KY.,
Nonnie

guilinger2 said...

It's a pretty layout, but my personal preference is for more cards!

Marie E said...

I love looking at layouts

adigangi said...

Thanks for all you do; I love seeing your amazing work.

Linda T said...

Love to see more layouts. That was a great Christmas one.

marymaci said...

Lovely layout Melanie! The paper is fabulous! Although I appreciate the creativity and work involved in layouts, i am a hard core card maker!

Gail said...

I like the NOEL on the card the best - very nice card indeed! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see more layouts! I am more of a scrapbooker than a card maker so I always love to see what new layout ideas people come up with
Kelly A. from Petaluma

Cynthia B. said...

I would LOVE to see more layouts! Seeing as how I do a majority of pages, with some cardmaking thrown in, I always love to see page examples. You did a great job here. TFS!

scrappingnana said...

Great layout. Love the new Artiste cartridge.

Unknown said...

I WOULD love to see more layouts. For me, it's obvious how to make a card with a particular design element. It's more of a challenge to think of a layout idea.

~Robin
http://robinredd.typepad.com/west_coast_scrapper/

Maria said...

Beautiful layout!!! Yes, I'd love to see more layouts.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love seeing layouts!

skrapr22 said...

Love your cards and layouts. I don't have the Artiste cart so looks like that will be next on my "to buy" list. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work ;-)

TerriM56 said...

LOVE this layout!!! Don't do cards, so yes to layouts!!!

Deedles said...

Oh my. Who doesn't love Christmas and my what a wonderful LO. Come September, I anticipate the holidays and my crafting.
It truly is a joy to see your creative ideas as inspirations.
keep 'em comin' we love them.

Angie's Paper Passion said...

LOVE your layout! Thank you for the file. I will try to make your LO since I have that cart. I really need to start making more scrapbook pages but I love making cards also. As far as inspiration goes, I love all of your work and I get it from layouts and cards, too. A card is just a mini scrapbook page! :) I'm already a follower & subscriber!

Sandi Shoe said...

I want that cartridge....got to have it....ordering now....
Love the project

Sandi Shoe

Stacey Tumbloo said...

I would like to see more layouts!

Dianne said...

Always love your cards. so inspirational.

Dianne Bell - Sewpro02@aol.com

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Beautiful layaout!

I am a cardmaker & oddly haven't moved over to layouts.

I enjoy both of your creatvity no matter what you create!

Roxx.T

christine rios said...

Love the layout! Artiste cartridge very nice! Xmas around the corner, I'm inspired...but wait, i have to finish up my Halloween decorations, party next Sunday...i better hurry!

Donna White said...

More layouts would be great! I find I get bogged down and just repeat my own designs. That's why I so enjoy your work. Keep it up.
Donna

vicki dolato said...

I am so inspired by the designs and creativity you all have. Thank you so much for sharing !!

vicki dolato said...

I am so inspired by the designs and creativity you all have. Thank you so much for sharing !!

vicki dolato said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas , you are very inspiring to me

Melissa said...

Beautiful L/O, I really love card making, but I do layouts every now and then!

maribella said...

I would LOVE to see more layouts...besides I originally got into scrapbooking first before venturing into other stuff!

Luria said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colors.

Luria

Andrea said...

So pretty, thanks for the inspiration.

Nikki said...

Such a beautiful LO, I love the dew drops on the ornament stamp!

Nicole said...

I love the layout! So simple but so pretty!

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

I love the card! Layout ideas are always great.

Stephanie Dufour said...

What a lovely layout - I love all the little details.

Anonymous said...

I love the Noel layout. I would love to see more layouts. I'm always looking for inspiration for my layouts. Thanks!!

Natalie W.

Amery said...

Great layout. I would love to see more layouts but also love the cards!

Sandy said...

My children are adults now, but I get creative inspiration from all of your great ideas!

LaurieD said...

Beautiful layout!

LemonDropMemories said...

This is great. I can't afford another cart like this so I'll have to adapt with what I have.

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