Saturday, 21 July 2012

Convention Artwork #1

One of the many things I love about Convention is being able to create with the new products.  There is nothing like getting your hands dirty to get the feel of new stamp pads, my acrylix, paper, ribbon, bling, oh my!!  This year we had a ton of create & takes but with all the activity, and fun, I didn't finish mine until I got home. 

Here are a few to start off with.

 Mini Albums are a hot trend and CTMH is bang on with this cute 4 X 4 album.  This little guy went together in a snap.  The only thing I did differently was use jump rings to fasten and tie my ribbon around them, instead of using the ribbon to fasten together. 

This album is created with Album Pages Dimension Elements #Z1791 at a cost of only $4.95!!!

The chipboard was covered with cardstock and papers from the Avonlea paper package.  All the papers were pre-cut for us with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.  Sentiments throughout the book were from Approved #C1521.  Pages were decorated with silver shimmer tape, harvest assortment, black and grey sparkles, and slate satin polka dot ribbon. 

Cricut Artiste made these cards really pop.  I'm glad I didn't have to do all the cutting for 1,500 consultants though.  Top row cards were cut with the cartridge, along with the doily, the hearts, "love you" and sentiment bracket.  Paper is from Flirty, LaBelleVie, and Dakota.  Stamp set is Pun Fun C1505.  Accessories were mini medley Slate, silver shimmer trim and harvet assorment baker's twine. 

Of course we did layouts!!  This is one of my favouites for sure.  This features the paper package Clementine.  The stars, boots, sentiment bracket and sentiment used an exclusive stamp set available only to those consultants who attended convention. The page was embellished with mini medley antique gold

I hope you've enjoyed this sneak peak of Convention artwork #1.  I'll post more in the next couple of days, including Studio J layouts, along with a couple more layouts from convention. 

Happy creating!!





  1. Thanks for posting these! I look forward to seeing the rest of your creations. These ones look great. I would love to make it to Convention!

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  3. Great job on the artwork! I especially like how you used the jump rings to secure the mini album pages (and put the ribbon on the rings).


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