Friday, August 5, 2011

CTMH Cricut Cartridge and Sonoma Papers

Can I tell you how excited I am about the new CTMH Cricut Cartridge called Art Philosophy?  I know, I've mentioned it several times, but it is just so amazing.  Couple it was the new paper packet called Sonoma and lookie what you can do!
Sonoma is perfect for heritage photos!  I am very fortunate to have many pictures of my Grandmother.  She was born in 1889 and passed away in 1976.  The large photo, I estimate was taken around 1902.  I have dates for the other two...1892 and 1907 (her high school Graduation portrait.)  Just a note about scrapping with old photos...There has been a great deal of chatter about whether to use the original photos or copies.  Many people assert that you should scrap the originals.  If scrapbooking is about preservation of memories, use the originals.  I tend to disagree.  I  scan my originals and print copies.  Here is my thought process....I want the originals to be preserved, so after they are scanned, I store them in a photo safe box and then in a metal box.  You never know if someone else in the family would want a copy of the treasure that you have.  Having had my house hit by a micro burst and severely damaged a number of years ago, I know the importance of preserving special treasures.  When you scrap the copy of an older photo, you don't have the fear of it being damaged or lost.  You also are able to share your with so many more people without concern.  There is no right or wrong answer, this is just my humble opinion.

Anyway, back the the details of the layout.  I used the Art Philosophy cartridge for many of the details.  All of the 3D flowers, and the butterflies were cut using it.  The word "Nana" was cut using the font.  Don't you love the pearl opaque details?  :o)  The cameo is from the new stamp set called "Sweet Memories" but I did use the cartridge to cut the scallop and oval with which it is stamped.  "Remember" and "Sweet Moments" are also from the set.  The flourish is an image contained in a new set called "Love Life." 

I also love the new Heirloom Assortment.  The hanging charm is included in that set along with 3D resin flowers.  Another new embellishment in the Idea Book are Foundry Pins.  See how I have the butterfly attached close to the cameo?  Love the way, I did the hand stitching using Olive embroidery floss.

Two things I need to mention, I've not forgotten the Papers Pads and Pictures Challenge....been so busy playing with the new cartridge that I haven't caught up.  There will be a new challenge coming shortly...thanks for your patience.  Also, I will return to my talk about color theory.  Try to remember this layout in future posts as the Olive and Smokey Plum are a perfect color combo.  If I can answer any questions about the Cricut Cartridge but contact me.  For Now, Happy Crafting!


Jenny McGee said...

Beautiful layout. Love the colors and that cameo stamp.

Nicole said...

Cindy, what a beautiful layout!

Paula said...

This is just gorgeous! I LOVE Smokey Plum and Olive together, too... like in Bella.

And it DOES look great with your heritage photos.

Sonoma is my favorite pack in this book!
TFS! :)

Barbara said...

I just received my CTMH order with this stamp set....LOVE IT!! Your LO is very pretty and inspiring. :)

Adeline E. Brill said...

Absolutely beautiful! and I agree - scan the photos and save the originals! I am always afraid that my scrapbooks will end up at Goodwill!