Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Artiste in August Blog Hop–Day 1: Magazine File

Welcome to the


I am so excited to be a part of this month-long blog hop featuring 3-D projects from the fabulous *NEW* Cricut Artiste Collection exclusively from Close To My Heart!

If you are coming from Jen Patrick’s blog, you are on the right path. If this is your first stop, then continue on by clicking on the link to the next hopper at the end of this post.


I am linking my project to the H2H Challenge Blog…


Today we are showcasing the magazine holder featured on pg. 47 of the handbook.

I cut the sides of the magazine holder using one of the B&T Duos from the *NEW* La Belle Vie paper packet at 5-3/4”. The base of the magazine holder was also cut at 5-3/4” using the La Belle Vie Mauve cardstock included in the paper packet.


I embellished the magazine holder with the *NEW* Colonial White Rosette Ribbon and Licorice Opaques.


This would make a great gift for someone special. Include a handmade card like the August Stamp of the Month card I made to write a special note in and then give the magazine holder with all the cards inside.


Here are the cards that are included inside the magazine holder…


I used the *NEW* My Acrylix ‘Words of Comfort’ and ‘Frame It Up’ stamp sets. All the frames were made with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge & Cricut Artiste cartridge. I inked up all the papers with Desert Sand Ink to get the cards an antique look. There are also a few Mocha Opaques on each card.


Well, that’s it for today. Hop on over to Melinda Everitt’s blog and see what she has created for you today. Don’t forget to come back tomorrow!

If you come upon a broken link or get lost during the hop, here is a complete list of all the blog hoppers.


Gloria Rogers - http://www.scraptabulousstudio.com/
Lalia Harris - http://craftylalia.blogspot.com/
Rebecca Kings – http://heartfeltcreationsbybecca.blogspot.com
Adeline Brill – http://www.adeline-brill.blogspot.com
Jessica Wilson – http://www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
Kathy Johnson - http://kathyscreativecorner.com/
Amy Edwards – http://paisleysplayhouse.blogsot.com
Jen Patrick - http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Pamela O’Connor - http://reflectionsofmyartandsoul.com (You are here)
Melinda Everitt - http://ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
Michele Eickholt - http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/
Tina Gale Husong - http://tiggersscrapplace.blogspot.com/
Denise Hobbs -  http://oklahomainker.blogspot.com/

Thank you for joining us today and be sure to come back tomorrow. If you haven’t gotten your hands on the *NEW* Cricut Artiste collection, click here to visit my CTMH website to shop now!



  1. Just beautiful, Pamela!! Thanks so much for being part of the Artiste blog hop. I can't wait to see all of your creations this month.

  2. Love what you have done with this Magazine file! I can't wait to see the rest of your creations.

  3. The La Belle Vie is one of my favorite new paper packs!! I should be getting mine any day now and you have made me anxious to get mine!

  4. This is just beautiful Pamela. I love the rosette ribbon. It adds such a soft, pretty look.

  5. Such a feminine project. I love the rosettes and the colors. Your cards are very pretty as well.

  6. This is a lovely card...well done! Thanks for participating with us this week at H2H :0)

  7. Incredible project! (it looks like it was a LOT of work, the Artiste cartridge notwithstanding), but what a beautiful result. The card with the August stamp is truly lovely. Thanks for sharing your creation with H2H challenges this week.

  8. I love it! Great cards and I love the Artiste card holder! Thanks for joining us at H2H this week.


Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a blessed day! Pamela