CTMH Album Retreat ~ Happy Day

Here is my latest installment from the beautiful Layouts I had the privilege of redesigning and teaching at the 2013 CTMH Album Retreat.  This was by far the biggest challenge since the CTMH Cricut Artbooking Overlay was the most complicated piece – but it was also the best piece!  So here’s what I did to make it easier:

Finished Places LO

The original used 2 smaller circle overlays that were all cut out pieces.  I simply used the Large Overlay and filled in any of the circles and detailing that I could so I wouldn’t be cutting anything extra.  Instead of putting most of the Texture papers behind the cut out circles, I punched out most of my pieces and put them on top of the circles.  The original had a photo strip running through both pages with small photos in it.  To save time in cutting I eliminated these pieces but still used my small photos in the circles.

SS Happy Place Overlay

You can see how it cut on CCR (using a 12×24 mat, of course!).


Then I cut the single design in half for the 2 pages.

Overlay cut apart

I always center these big overlays on my page so that I can use the outside edge piece as one of my background 12×12 pieces – waste not, want not (okay, I still want!)!

Back Layer

Crush Accessories

I love LOVE the new My Crush accessory packs!  There are so many ways of using these great papers and stickers.  I eliminated all stamping on this page and just used my stickers and CTMH circle punch.  There’s such a great variety of patterns, colors and papers in these packs and Z1887 Best Day Ever Assortment was perfect for this Layout!

SS Circles

I also created a CCR file for a variety of circles.  This would be so easy to cut and have on-hand.  The products used on this Layout are:  Z1887 My Crush Assortment, Z1848 Red Shimmer Trim, Z1882 Base & Bling Word Accents, X5929 Whisper Cardstock, X5752 Juniper Cardstock, X5927 Ruby Cardstock, 1388 Colonial White Cardstock, X5763 Smoothie Cardstock, 1275 Outdoor Denim Cardstock and Ink, Z1701 Bakers Twine, X7176B Sparkle and Shine Paper, X7171B Sarita Paper, and of course, CTMH Cricut Artbooking Cartridge!

As always, when you order any of these products from my sheri.ctmh.com website, I’ll send you the CCR files for this Layout Free!

2 Responses to CTMH Album Retreat ~ Happy Day

  1. Ann says:

    Great job on the website, and you were FAB (as always) at Album Retreat. Look forward to seeing you soon! ((hugs)) a

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