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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Doodlebug Santa Album Ornament

Happy Tuesday Artsy Albums friends!  It's Traci and I'm happy to be back over on Doodlebug's blog today.  For my Here Comes Santa Claus project,  I decided to take my favorite project and shrink it down a bit to create an album ornament for my Christmas tree.
I used two pieces of 4.25" x 5.25" white chipboard for the front and back covers, and then made white card stock pages for the inside.  I used a Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 paper pad to cover each page, and then loaded the album up with stickers and Odds & Ends die cuts.  

I punched two small holes at the top and used chunky twine to bind the album and hang it on my tree.  I love finding unique ways to include pictures on my Christmas tree, and I can't wait to add this little album this year!  Thanks for stopping by!  

... and don't forget our Halloween project kits are almost sold-out!  Hurry over to our online shop to purchase your mini album or page layout kit today!  

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Artsy Albums!!

It's been 5 years!
...and what an amazing and rewarding experience this has been!
  I started Artsy Albums in October of 2011, with a little money and a lot of hope.  I prayed I would sell just 100 albums my first year ... I sold many more than that and have created over 2200 since then!

Thank you to my supportive family and friends, and amazing customers, who have been there with me through the 60+ hour weeks, crazy deadlines, and paper cuts.  We've saved a lot of memories in 5 years and helped many customers tell their stories on the pages of albums that will be passed down for generations.  

Read more about how I got started here:
Do What You Love

Thank you so much everyone!!  

To celebrate, please use coupon code 5years to receive 25% off at Artsy Albums through Sunday (not valid on custom orders)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New Baby Girl and Baby Boy Scrapbooks

Brand new from Artsy Albums!
Baby girl and baby boy scrapbooks are
available as DIY kits or order them already completed!

Visit our shop for all of the details at

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Halloween Mini Album with Doodlebug Boos N Brews

Happy Tuesday friends!  I'm so excited to be sharing a new mini album with you today!  Last year I created a similar Halloween house album for my Artsy Albums kit shop, and I was looking forward to doing another one this year.  Doodlebug Designs's new Boos & Brews is perfect for this project with it's colorful patterns and so many cute embellishments!
I designed the album on paper and cut it out of heavy black chipboard.  Then I layered the pieces with pattern papers from the 6x6 paper pad and 12x12 sheets. That swirly paper on the roof is one of my favorites!!  It makes it look like magic is swirling out of the house.  And that little scientist!  I added eyeball sprinkles to make him look just a little more wacky.

This cute page was made from a 6x6 sheet ... I used it to create the front of a fold out card that will have photo mats tucked inside. 

How cute is this little one-eyed green guy!? I combined him with a green drippy border punch and added a green splat from the odds & ends to complete the page.  He also got an eyeball sprinkle -- love those!

These adorable frames are from the odds & ends and the stickers are from the icon and This N That sheets.  I just love that little ghost!

This album is available to 
purchase as a kit.  
Details can be found in the shop at Artsy Albums.  

Happy crafting!


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Flash Sale Today! Save 25%!

Use coupon code FLASH25 
to receive 25% off all scrapbook kits and pre-made albums. (Not valid on custom orders). 
Sale ends tonight at midnight!!

Visit our shop here!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Doodlebug Flea Market Album

The new Flea Market collection from Doodlebug Designs is just adorable and I had so much fun creating this new mini album for family photos.

I used lots of different 12x12 papers from the collection to cover my album and each of the inside pages.  The Family title is a cutting file by MissKateCuttables. It originally had some flowers surrounding it, but I changed it up by adding the Odds & Ends die cut pieces. They worked perfectly for more of a fall feel. And what project would be complete without lots of chunky twine!?
I always use flip-up cards and pockets in my mini albums to show off all of the cute colors and patterns.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Visit the Doodlebug Blog all week to see all of the Design Team's projects using the Flea Market collection!  One of my favorite Doodlebug collections ever!!!

This album is also available as a pre-order (kit or premade) in my Etsy shop here:

Friday, September 2, 2016

Labor Day Sale!

Our Labor Day Sale starts today!
Save 25% at checkout with coupon code LABORDAY25
(Sale ends Monday, 9/5 at midnight.  Not valid on custom orders)

Shop here:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Engagement Mini Album Back in Stock

Good morning Artsy Albums friends!  After a weekend of moving our home, and my studio, to a temporary space, I think I finally have things organized enough to start creating again.  At least until our new home is finished and we move all over again in a few months ... ugh!  Packing/unpacking -- so not fun.

But what IS fun is a series of new pre-made mini albums that I'll be introducing in the shop over the next few days.  I'll make some in multiples, and some will be one-of-a-kind.   You'll have your photos scrapbooked in no time when you tuck them into these pre-made albums ... and remember, they make perfect gifts for showers, birthdays, and other special occasions!  

The first mini I've added to the shop this week is a re-stock of an album I get asked about often.  It's the perfect album for a newly engaged bride-to-be!  

Visit the shop today to purchase our Engagement Mini, and stop by each day this week for more additions to our pre-made series!

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Memory Card Game with Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone!  I'm kicking off two weeks of fun "kid friendly" projects over on the Doodlebug Designs blog today.  The design team has been working on projects to do with your children or grandchildren.  I created a fun, memory card game.  
Do you remember playing "Concentration" as a kid?  It was one of my favorite card games, so I decided to make a memory card set and a cute 3x4 card box to hold the cards.  The box is a .svg cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock especially for this project, and can be purchased on her website here.  

I cut white card stock into 26, 3" x 4" cards and then I added the 2.75"x3.75" aqua dot (puppy love) paper to the front of the cards so that they all matched.

Now for the fun part!  I covered the back of the cards with different colorful papers from the Puppy Love, Kitten Smitten, and Fun in the Sun collections and then added stickers and die cuts.  I made two of each design so that there are 13 matching pairs.  Have your little ones help you with all of the stickers, and then teach them how to play!

The game:
Lay all of the cards out on a table, face down in rows to create a large rectangle.

The first player turns over 2 cards to see if they match.  If the two cards match, the player keeps the pair and takes another turn.  

If the cards do not match, the cards are turned back over in the same spot.  Everyone should try to remember the pictures on the cards, and where they are located.

Now it's the next player's turn and he or she turns over two cards to see if they match.  

Play continues like this until all pairs have been picked up.  The winner is the person with the most matching pairs.  

Have fun designing your cards!  With all of the wonderful Doodlebug stickers and die cuts, the possibilities for this project are endless!!