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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Memorial Day Sale

Our Memorial Day Sale is happening NOW! 
Save 20% throughout the shop!
May 27 & 28

Save on 
Mini Album Kits
Ready-made Albums
Page Layout Kits and 
Premade Scrapbook Pages!

Hurry, limited supplies on many items!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Sweet Summer Fun Mini Album

It feels like summer here in Georgia and I couldn't be more ready!   Don't get me wrong, spring is a beautiful time of year, but I've had enough pollen and I'm ready for some sunshine without the sneezing!  This is why my newest mini album makes me so happy!  Summer fun here I come!
I decided on yellow (think sunshine) and lots of Doodlebug Odds & Ends and Chit Chat for the cover.  I can't get enough of these adorable die cuts, and when you pair them with chunky twine and sprinkles?  Cuteness!!
Another thing I love about the new Sweet Summer collection?  Well, I grew up in the 80's ... big hair, big shoulder pads, and a boombox on the beach with a collection of mix tapes.  Need I say more?


What could be cuter than smiley-faced fruit??  Okay ... true, everything Doodlebug puts a smiley face on is cute!



I like to add lined journaling spots throughout my albums.  This paper comes in the Simple Stories binder that I used, and looks so cute covered in colorful drinks and hearts!

This album is available as a DIY kit in my Etsy shop.  Visit my Etsy Shop at Artsy Albums for more details, and thanks so much for stopping by today!  


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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A Dog Gone Cute Mini Album Kit


Brand New!

This adorable dog scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be a wonderful keepsake for your furry friend's memories!  This album would make a great gift, or a perfect place to save all of your own pet's pictures.

The album includes chipboard covers and 16 scrapbook pages (8 double-sided), including folding pages and pocket pages to allow for more space.  The album will hold at least 32 photos and measures 6"x6".

The acid free archival safe paper and embellishments are from Doodlebug's Puppy Love collection.  Lots of embellishments and ribbon are included with the kit, as well as the chipboard covers, card stock pages, pre-cut pattern paper, and full step-by-step instructions.
I always create my albums so that photos can easily tuck under embellishments, and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies.  The title on the cover says "So Dog Gone Cute" and some of the other pages say "So Happy Together", "I Love You",  and "You Make Me Smile".

Pre made:
If you order the album pre made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving.  

Do-It-Yourself Kit:
You can also order this album as a do-it-yourself kit!
The pre-cut scrapbook kit includes all of the materials and instructions to make this fabulous mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Covers
Card stock pages
Precut pattern paper (by Doodlebug)
Pre cut photo mats (by Bazzill)
Coordinating Die Cuts
Ribbon & twine
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Foam Tape or other dimensional adhesive
Standard 1/4" hole punch

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As always, thank you so much for visiting my shop! My goal is to create scrapbooks, memory albums, and kits that encourage people to share their stories, preserve their photos, and document their everyday lives.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Lori Whitlock May Blog Hop



Hi crafty friends!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's May Blog Hop! My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!
For my project I created some cute cards for Mother's Day and Father's day ... aren't these fun??

A2 Card Mom Lightbulb
A2 Card Dad Lightbulb
  
and check out these fun goodies from Lori ... 



Your next stop on the hop is

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tiny Blessings Album

What's almost as adorable as a new baby?  The new Oh Baby collection of course! I love the soft colors in this line so I knew the papers and embellishments would be precious for documenting my grand-daughter's story.

One of the things I love about Oh Baby! is that in addition to the main 12x12 papers, element cards, and stickers that come in the collection kit, there are two coordinating simple sets that you can add on.  The cute 3x4 card below came from the Oh Baby! Expecting simple set.  


I wondered if I would mind the mixture of pinks and blues for a neutral baby collection, but I absolutely love it!  You can easily use Oh Baby for girl or boy projects!

The 6x8 paper pad is wonderful.  It includes sheets like the one shown above for journaling, and some that have adorable phrases like the one pictured below.


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and taking a peek into my granddaughter's album!  I can't wait to finish filling it up with photos of her first year.   Here is a list of products I used in this project.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

National Scrapbook Day SALE

Happy National Scrapbook Day!! 
SAVE 25% 
throughout the shop today and tomorrow only 

(not valid on previous orders; sale excludes our new Mother's Day album)
SHOP NOW:

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mother's Day Mini Album with Doodlebug Hello

Sometimes coming up with a unique gift for mom on Mother's Day isn't easy, but what mom doesn't love photos of her children, grandchildren, and family?  So for my project, I created a mini album using lots of gorgeous pieces from the new Hello collection.
Aren't the colors and pops of gold in this collection pretty?  For my album, I used a binder from Simple Stories and created my own 5x7 pages.

Inside I layered papers from the 6x6 paper pad with lots of die cuts and 3x4 cards.  

These sprinkle shapes with bits of shiny gold are one of my favorite things in this collection!
In addition to the die cut Odds & Ends, I also used some of the fun new Chit Chat pieces throughout the album.  These are perfect for page titles and sentiments.



The large die cuts are fun for tucking into pockets, along with photo tags.

Doodlebug's plaid paper always makes me so happy...and hopefully this little album will make a very special mom very happy.  This album WILL be available as a DIY kit or premade in my Artsy Albums shop.  For more details on this, please visit my shop.  

Thanks so much for visiting Artsy Albums today!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Explosion Album Box for a Birthday Boy

If you are in the mood to play with lots of embellishments, an explosion box is a great project!  

This cute box will make such a great gift ... and it's so much fun to make!  Not only is the box itself a unique gift, but you can tuck another small present down inside.
Once you remove the lid, the box folds open to reveal lots of layers and cute embellishments.  I also plan to add photos on some of the blank pages.
For the outside of the box, I added pattern paper and stickers from the adorable Dragon Tails collection.
The Odds & Ends were perfect for these pages ... just the right size!

Is that little dragon clip not the cutest?  He's hanging out on the edge of a treat bag that I cut down and re-glued to fit my small page. 
What would a mini album be without a few adorable boutique buttons?

And sprinkles!!  My all-time favorite embellishment ... especially the glitter ones :)
I finished up the box by hanging some mini garland around the lid.   Here is a link to the Explosion Box cutting file I used for the base layers (I cut all of the pattern paper by hand) and a similar cutting file by Lori Whitlock.  Have fun with this project!

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