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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Doodlebug Challenge: All About Me Pocket Album

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's Traci, back to share my project for the team's All About Me Challenge.

For my project, I created a pocket mini album with an A to Z theme.  Each letter represents something about me ... something, or someone, I love ... something I like to do ... etc. 
To make my album I used white card stock for the pages, chipboard for the covers, and Doodlebug 6x6 paper pads for the patterns.

First, I cut 26 "pages" --  5 1/4" x 11 1/4", and I scored each piece at the 6 1/4" mark.  Then, I folded each page on the score line to create a pocket.  (Tip:  don't adhere the pocket closed yet).
Next, I adhered two pockets back to back so that each "page" would have a pocket on the front, and one on the back.
Once I created 13 pages (26 sides for 26 letters), I cut my pattern paper.  I used 6x6 petite print paper pads because I wanted a mixture of fun colors and patterns throughout my album.
I cut each 6x6 piece as shown below ... the large piece for the front of the pocket is 5" wide x 4 3/4 high".  The small piece for the top of the pocket is 5" wide x 1 1/4" high, and the remaining piece was set aside as scrap to use later.
 Once all of my pieces were cut, I glued them to each side of my pages, and then glued the right and left sides of my pages down to create the pockets.  I punched holes in each page for my binding rings, and then cut my journaling tags (4" wide x 5 1/2" high).

Each page has a 3x4 photo, a Skinny alpha sticker, and an embellishment.  This was the really fun part!  And by the way, sorry for the shameless plug for Artsy Albums ... it's a big part of who I am so it just had to be my "A" ;)

My journaling is hidden in the pockets, and I printed simple labels for the top of each tag.  There is also room on the back of the tag if I decide to add another photo!



I hope our design team's challenge to create a project "All About Me" is inspiring you to create something that's all about you!!  Have fun with this one and show us what you create over on Doodlebug's Facebook page!

Products used in this project:


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock September Blog Hop


Hi friends!  It's time for Lori Whitlock's September Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you!  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!

Have you seen Lori's new Shadow Box Cards?  These are SO cute and she has lots of fun themes.  For my project, I created the adorable Bear Hug card.
I love these cards because they pop open like you see in the photo, but then they fold flat to slide into an envelope.  Some of the pieces are print-n-cut files, which makes it super simple to create the sentiments, animals, trees, etc.

Here are a few of the other fun things Lori has for you:



I hope you'll continue on to the other designers blogs to check out more awesome designs by Lori!  Your next stop is Kathy's site!

Traci Penrod .. you are here
KATHY SKOU .. your next stop 
Anita MulCahey
Brandie Harding Adams
Brigit Mann
Mitsyana Wright
Michelle Zerull
Tya Smith

Happy crafting!!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Magical Memories: Disney Scrapbook Album Kit

Our newest Disney-like album will start shipping next week!  Here are the details :)
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This Disney vacation album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be perfect for your fabulous vacation photos and character autographs!  

Are you going to Disney or have you been recently? This fun scrapbook is perfect for your favorite photos, character autographs, and other "special" momentos from your trip. It will hold at least 70 photos and also has pockets and a large envelope to place character autographs or for notes from your trip.  

The album has 16 6x8 scrapbook pages (8 front and back), 10 double-sided photo sleeve insert pages, 4 fun shaped insert pages, and an envelope.

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 Binder album by Simple Stories
8 Card stock Pages
10 Divided plastic photo sleeves
Precut pattern paper (by Simple Stories) 
Pre cut photo mats
12x12 Sticker sheet by Echo Park
Tags, Pull-Outs, Journaling cards
Ribbon
Die cuts
Gems
Enamel Dots
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Pop Dots or other dimensional adhesive

Monday, September 4, 2017

Our Tour of Biltmore Estates with Simple Stories Vintage Blessings

Hi Simple Stories fans!  It's Traci and I'm back to share a new Sn@p album with you.  More importantly, have you seen the new Vintage Blessings collection??!  Oh .. my ... goodness I LOVE it!  It's a great combo of vintage, family, home, and fall ... and the colors are awesome!  I had so much fun documenting a trip we took in Fall 2015.  


The cover and first page may not look like "travel" themes, but I didn't really want them to.  This trip was about our time together, celebrating life, and touring a beautiful home ... the Vintage Blessing collection worked perfectly.
My husband took me on a weekend trip to Asheville, NC for my birthday.  We stayed at the Grove Park Inn and got tickets to the Biltmore Estate and a Segway tour of the grounds.

The Grove Park Inn was gorgeous ... decorated for the holidays with huge fireplaces, candles, and lots of beautiful Christmas trees. The stickers sum it up perfectly :)
Our segway tour on Saturday afternoon was tons of fun.  We had never done this before but our little adventure turned us into Segway tour junkies ... now we do one on every trip we take!


I think the little houses and vintage tea cups in this line are so cute...perfect for my tour of a beautiful old estate home.

Have fun using Vintage Blessings for all of your fall, family, heritage, and everyday memories this season!  It's truly a beautiful collection ... happy crafting!

Vintage Blessings Products used for this project:
Combo Sticker
So Thankful 12x12 Sheet
Love & Laughter 12x12 Sheet
3x4 Element Sheet
4x4 Element Sheet
4x6 Element Sheet
6x8 Paper Pad
6x12 Chipboard
Bits & Pieces
6x8 Brown Binder Album 

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labor Day Sale!


Our Labor Day SALE starts today!

20% off scrapbook kits, pre-made albums and 12x12 pages
(excludes our new Fall mini album and Christmas page kits)


A few of our featured kits and albums ....






Shop Here: www.artsyalbums.etsy.com

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekend Flash Sale!!

Weekend Flash Sale!
Saturday and Sunday, August 26 and 27


Save 20% this weekend!
ALL Scrapbook Album and 12x12 Page Kits
Hurry, quantities are limited on many designs!




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Coffee and Friends Mini Album: Doodlebug Cream & Sugar

When was the last time you created a project about you and your girlfriends and/or sisters?   It had been a while for me, so I decided to use one of my favorite Doodlebug collections to make one.   Cream & Sugar was perfect for my mini because I love the colors and nothing in my world happens before I have coffee, so .....
Coffee IS always better with a friend!  Now, I don't have photos of me and my besties drinking coffee together.  I should, because it happens ... but it's an album about friendship, and since I have lots of those photos, it works!
This is Lori ... my son is married to her daughter and we are "co-grandmas".  We both take care of our little princess and are super close.  This picture was taken on one of our "Grandparents Weekend Away" trips.  By the way, how cute are those Doodlebug coffee mugs?! 
This is Gina.  We met when we both worked at Archivers.   I KNOW! ...  we miss it too!   We started scrapbooking and traveling to crops together years ago, and have been close friends ever since.  These pictures were taken in Vancouver at a scrapbook retreat.

The little journaling spot at the top of the page was cut from a sheet in the 6x6 paper pad.  I always get 12x12 and 6x6 papers ... both sizes come in handy for any project.
This is my sister, Kim.  People say we look alike; we don't see it.  :) She doesn't drink coffee but is absolutely my best friend in the entire world so she had to be in my book, coffee or no coffee.  This pic was taken at my son's wedding.  I couldn't have handled that big event without her.

For the pages, I just cut the base coffee cup out several times using Doodlebug's Coffee To Go Cutting file, (also available as an SVG file in the Lori Whitlock SVG shop) made an internal offset of the shape, and cut the offset out from different pattern papers.  Then I punched a hole in the top corner and added some chunky twine (which, by the way, is another thing I don't think I could live without)!
Life IS sweet, and I can't imagine it without my friends.  This photo is of me, Gina, and two more of my besties ... Roxanne and Rushita.  We all worked together at Archivers.  Rushita is just one of the sweetest people I know.  I love to tease her because she is by far the youngest of the group.  She has young children and has had to listen to the rest of us talk about menopause and raising teenagers (now adults) over the years.  Rox and I have a ton in common ... we both have sons, enjoy decorating, worry about the same things, and can't scrapbook without singing (and not always in tune ... okay, never in tune).   I love these girls :)
Thanks for visiting today.  This project was made for Doodlebug design team's "Off the Page" challenge.  I hope you'll visit their blog each day to see more fun projects from everyone on the team.  Until next time, happy crafting everyone!

Supplies used:
Cream & Sugar 12x12 collection kit
Cream & Sugar 6x6 paper pad
Cream & Sugar Odds & Ends 
Chunky Twine
Cake Shoppe Shape Sprinkles