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Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Echo Park Fine & Dandy Mini Album Kit & Tutorial

Hi friends!  So glad you've stopped by the blog today!  I've created a brand new mini album kit for the shop, and I have a tutorial posted over on Lori Whitlock's site today.  In the tutorial, I share some easy technique's for adding stitch lines and bending titles on your Silhouette shapes, just like I did on the green banner below.  Visit Lori Whitlock's blog today to get all of the "how-to" details.


This fun, girly, everyday moments themed scrapbook mini album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for so many memories!


Bright, fun colors, great titles, and lots of cute embellishments -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the 20 pages of this adorable album. In addition to 12 6x8 scrapbook pages (6 front & back), there are also 8 additional photo sleeve pocket pages (4 double sided). The binder style album is extra durable with a pink linen spine and chipboard covers. The paper and accents are from Echo Park. The pages include photo mats, stickers, journaling and title cards, and lots of other fun embellishments. You will also be able to fit at least 42 photos throughout the book!! 




Included in the Kit:
Simple Stories Pink Sn@p binder album
10 page protectors
12 card stock scrapbook pages (6 double sided)
8 photo sleeve pages (4 double sided)
Precut pattern paper (by Echo Park) 
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating stickers
Tags & Journaling Cards
Die-cuts
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
Craft knife (optional)



Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mini Album Kit ON SALE and A GIVEAWAY !

Happy weekend friends!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the SALE we are having on the "Everyday Life" mini album kit. Through this weekend, get the kit for just $25.00 (normally $40)


Included in the Kit:

Full package of Enamel Shapes by We R Memory Keepers
Full package of Adhesive Alpha letters by We R Memory Keepers
Binder album by Bo Bunny
Precut pattern paper (by We R Memory Keepers) 
Precut Card stock by Bazzill
12 pages (6 front and back) 
Coordinating journaling and title cards
1 6x12 Coordinating card stock stickers
Gems
Buttons
Twine
Ribbon
Full color instructions

Click this link to


Okay, and how about a giveaway!!


A padded envelope full of fun scrappy supplies, embellishments and goodies!

To enter: Leave a comment on Artsy Albums Facebook Page  telling me where you like to scrapbook -- at home in your own scrappy space, or do you pack it all up and scrap out with friends? 

Be sure to share the Facebook post with your friends too!! 
 I'll announce our scrappy grab-bag winner here and on Facebook on Tuesday morning!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team


Welcome to Artsy Albums and your next stop on Lori Whitlock's August Blog Hop!  If you're starting here, be sure to head over to Lori's site to start from the beginning!  I've seen some of the projects the design team has created for you, and you won't want to miss any of them! 

For my project, I created a sweet little card using one of Lori's adorable card files and some of her digital papers called "Fine and Dandy".  I love how you can drop her digital papers into the Silhouette software and do a print and cut using one sheet of card stock!



In addition to all of the fun creative projects on today's hop, Lori is also having a sale and a freebie!!  Be sure to visit her site and enter code AUTUMN to get 30% off of any of her wonderful shapes.




You know I love giveaways ... so enter below to win a $10 download card for the Silhouette store!  I will announce a winner here on the blog (and on Artsy Albums Facebook page) this Friday!




Fun stuff!!  Now back to the blog hop!  Here's your list :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer Mini Album Scrapbook Kit

Hi everyone!
Today I'm hopping onto the blog to share a new summer mini album scrapbook kit with you.  This cute mini album is so much fun....with tags and die cuts popping out from the top and colorful tabs down the right side.  The kit is a great value for 20 pre-designed, pre-cut pages!  Here are more of the details:





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 colorful mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
4.5 x 6 chipboard album (20 total pages)
Precut pattern paper (by Echo Park and Fancy Pants) 
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating Chipboard Shapes and buttons 
Coordinating stickers
Ribbon
Tags
Die-cuts
Twine
Journaling Cards
Full Color instructions 




Monday, July 21, 2014

Door Hanging Using Lori Whitlock Designs

Happy Monday friends!
I'm excited to share a fun project with you today!  This week I was scrolling through all of Lori Whitlock's wonderful designs and I came upon her adorable sleeping owl with the phrase "Naps Fix Everything".  I smiled...and although I immediately thought how nice it would be to go take a nap, my creative brain decided this would make a cute door hanging for a baby's nursery or to hang on the outside of a front door so that all of those well-meaning delivery folks wouldn't ring the doorbell.   Now most of you know that I am way past the baby stage....my boys are 23 and 20....but I decided to create this as a little gift for a friend.  



First I created the frame using Lori's 3d Double bracket-shaped frame.  When you see the file, it may seem a bit intimidating...but don't worry!!  It's easy to put together once you have the shapes cut out.  Lori was even sweet enough to provide us with a You-Tube video for assembly.  You can find the video here!

For the rest of the project, I did several things.  I created a rectangular white base background and did a print & cut for the "Sshhh...Naps Fix Everything".  Then I loaded another piece of white cardstock into my CAMEO, filled the owl and branch pieces with some of Lori's digital papers, and did print & cut for those.  Once they were cut, I assembled the pieces with a few pop dots and added them to my base rectangle.  If you have never tried digital papers for print & cuts, I would encourage you to try them out!   It will save you from cutting up all of your cute scrapbook paper, and Lori has wonderful designs here.

So for all the moms out there who hope the delivery person doesn't ring the doorbell, and for everyone else who knows someone who has had a baby, I hope I've inspired you to create a cute gift!  Happy crafting!!

Lori's Files Used in this Project:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July Blog Hop with the Lori Whitlock Creative Team


Welcome to Artsy Albums and your next stop on Lori Whitlock's July Blog Hop!  If you're starting here, be sure to head over to Lori's site to start from the beginning!  You won't want to miss the creative ideas at each stop!

For my project, I created a shadow box with pictures of my son and his sweet new wife.  It's hard to believe that this is all card stock :)  




There are three cutting files used to make the shadow box, and Lori also has video tutorials on You Tube if you have questions about assembly.


In addition to all of the fun creative projects on today's hop, Lori has a freebie on her site, and is offering a sale on the svg files in her shop:




Wow!  So much fun! ....now back to the blog hop!

Traci http://www.artsyalbums.com >>> YOU ARE HERE
Lorrie http://www.lorriesstory.com >>> NEXT STOP

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Mini Album Kit with Echo Park We Are Family

Hi everyone!  
Just popping on to the blog this afternoon to update you on the latest mini album kit.  This one is super cute and perfect for 30 of your favorite family photos....


The album is 8x8", with 12 pages including pockets and fold-outs.  With space for 30 photos and lots of journaling, this book is perfect for your own family pictures, or to give as a unique and special gift.  It's available pre-made and ready for pictures, or as a do-it-yourself kit with instructions and pre-cut papers.






Visit the Artsy Albums online shop here to get more details and to purchase one today! (This kit will begin shipping on July 14).

Monday, June 30, 2014

Make a Cute Gift Set with Lori Whitlock's Designs

Hi Artsy friends!

Today I want to share a really cute idea for an adorable gift set that you can easily make if you have an electronic cutting machine.  As you know, I'm a huge Silhouette fan.  I use my CAMEO to cut silhouette designs almost everyday and Lori Whitlock's cutting files are my favorites :)

This is a project that I posted for Lori's blog today, so I hope you'll visit her site when you leave here and tell her Traci sent you over!


For this gift set, I cut Lori's adorable penny-slider card first, and added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment to the front.  I then created a little earring card holder from one of Lori's tag sets, and a fun little no-glue gable box to present the gift.  So simple, but I love how  the set turned out.  Of course, colorful paper always helps!  This paper collection is by Echo Park called We Are Family and it's super cute because Lori designed it too!!  (Can you tell I love her stuff?? LOL)



Before you hop over to visit Lori's site, I hope you'll check out my recent additions to the Artsy Albums kit collection.  I've added a new mini album kit and a 12x12 page layout kit to the shop this past week.  You can check them out here: 


Thanks for visiting the blog today!  I hope I've inspired you to create your next gift set using your Silhouette machine or other electronic cutting device!

For links to the cutting files I used in the projects above, please visit Lori Whitlock's blog and find them at the end of today's post.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mini Album Winner + A Coupon!

Good morning everyone!  

Thank you so much to all who entered the second mini album kit giveaway this week, and congratulations to our randomly chosen winner, Bonnie E!



For everyone else who entered to win the kit -- 
you can save 10% off the 39.99 price of the kit THIS WEEKEND ONLY, 
making the mini album a great value at just $36.00!!


That's an awesome price for all of the goodies you get:
Full package of Enamel Shapes by We R Memory Keepers
Full package of Adhesive Alpha letters by We R Memory Keepers
Binder album by Bo Bunny
Precut pattern paper (by We R Memory Keepers) 
Precut Card stock by Bazzill
12 pages (6 front and back) 
Coordinating journaling and title cards
1 6x12 Coordinating card stock stickers
Gems
Buttons
Twine
Ribbon
Full color instructions

Use coupon code IWANTEDTOWIN at checkout to save 10%. You can save the 10% on your entire purchase so check out our other kits while you are there!!
(Coupon code expires Monday, June 30)

To order the Everyday Life Mini Album (kit or pre made) for yourself, visit the

Thanks again everyone!  Check back with Artsy Albums soon, we have lots of kits planned for the next few weeks!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mini Album Giveaway #2 !

Hi Artsy friends!  

If you are stopping by from We R Memory Keeper's blog, welcome!!  I'm so glad you are here!  

This has been a busy week at Artsy Albums with the launch of our newest mini album kit, "This is My Everyday Life".


I've been posting about this kit all week because this is one of my all-time-favorites.  The colors in the Indian Summer paper collection are just so pretty....






If you were here on Monday, or follow Artsy Albums on Facebook, you knew about our giveaway.  Well I had so much fun with that one, that I decided to do another one today!!  

First, the details about the kit:
You’ll be able to create this wonderful 6x6” mini album in no time using our pre-designed kit.  The album features 12 double-sided pages, pockets, journaling cards, buttons, twine, and lots of other embellishments.  

Look at all you get!
Full package of Enamel Shapes by We R Memory Keepers
Full package of Adhesive Alpha letters by We R Memory Keepers
Binder album by Bo Bunny
Precut pattern paper (by We R Memory Keepers) 
Precut Card stock by Bazzill
12 pages (6 front and back) 
Coordinating journaling and title cards
1 6x12 Coordinating card stock stickers
Gems
Buttons
Twine
Ribbon
Full color instructions

You can find out more about this kit, and even purchase one for yourself, by 
(Don't worry, if you purchase one, and then win, I will refund your purchase price!)

To win one, just enter today's GIVEAWAY below.  A winner will be selected Saturday morning and announced here on the blog and on Artsy Albums Facebook page.


Thanks for stopping by...if you have some time, please check out our full line of mini album and 12x12 page kits, and pre made albums HERE.