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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Birthday Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Project:  Birthday Mini Album
Shop:  For Sale :)  One of a Kind
Product Collection: Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray
Details: 6"x8", 12 pages, space for 18 photos

Love Love love this mini.  I'd keep it for my boys' birthday photos if I hadn't scrapped them all already (and now they are 20 and 24 so I don't get photos anymore :(  ).  I think this beautiful album would make a wonderful gift for a birthday boy.  The paper and embellies could not be more fun and colorful.  As you may know, I have a thing for Doodlebug Designs so lots of love and extra detail was poured into this one :)






Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Doodlebug Easter Parade Layout

Hi everyone,  I'm excited to be back over on Doodlebug's blog today to share an Easter Parade layout with you.  I just love Doodlebug's cute washi tape, so I decided to layer it over white card stock and cut out 4 strips (you could also just stick the washi tape directly on to your white background).  I then positioned my strips in a tic-tac-toe fashion and had tons of fun filling up each little square with Doodlebug cuteness!


I have also fallen in love with sprinkles vellum!  Although the photo does not do this justice, the sprinkle dots on the vellum add a little shine to each corner of the page.  For a bit more fun,  I added  buttons, spring flower sprinkles, and stickers.  This might possibly be one of my favorite Doodlebug layouts thanks to all of the color!  






I hope you'll hop over to Doodlebug's blog to see all of the other fun, creative projects using "Easter Parade!"  Thanks for stopping by Artsy Albums!


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Monday, February 16, 2015

3x3" Pop-Up Card Ideas

Today's project:  3x3" Pop Up Gift Cards


These adorable cards are Silhouette cutting files designed by Lori Whitlock. Although they were intended to be children's Valentine cards, I decided to create gift cards for birthday and thank you gifts.  


The base of the card is 3″x 3″ and it cuts out in one piece that folds up. Lori has a simple instruction sheet for folding these little gems here.


This adorable dinosaur card is my favorite. I just love the little spikes down his back and his sweet little heart.  

As you can see, I had fun adding stickers and gems to my card.  I hope I’ve inspired you today!  I know you’ll have fun with these!

Here are the links to the cards in the Silhouette online store:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone,  
Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February blog hop!  
If you just hopped on at my blog, be sure to head back over to Lori's site and start from the beginning :)  There are lots of fun projects at each stop so you won't want to miss any of them!

For my project, I created a card and an instagram mini album using two of Lori's print-and-cut camera designs.



To create the card base,  I enlarged the card to fit an A2 size envelope, and then duplicated it.


Next, I welded the two shapes together.



I had to add hit "cut outline" in the cut settings window, and then I cut out the card shape.  



 Using Lori's "Perfect Print" I added a birthday message to the print-and-cut camera (be sure to highlight your message and hit "no cut").  Once printed on textured card stock and cut out, I adhered the image to the front of my card base.

For the mini album, I cut the camera out using the print-and-cut feature.  I then cut the base shape out of chipboard and plain white card stock to create the album covers and pages.  It's the perfect little size for popular instagram photos!



Be sure to check out all the goodies that Lori has for you today!  Freebies, sales, and a chance to win a gift card over on her blog.






Thanks for stopping by my blog along your hop.  Please visit me on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Artsy Albums sales and new kits!

Now back to the hop!  Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou


Friday, February 6, 2015

Doodlebug Hello Sunshine Mini Album

Happy Friday!  I'm thrilled to be posting over on Doodlebug's blog again today. They recently launched their new "Hello Sunshine" collection and ... oh my goodness!! The cuteness!  I created this little mini album with the collection.   I wanted it to look like a house or a little flower shop.  I'm not sure it looks like either of those, ha ha, but I do think it's fun and colorful :)  











I used the 6x6 "Hello Sunshine" paper pad to cover each of the pages, and the circle die-cuts from the craft kit were the perfect size to cover the tabs on the album.   I also used bright glitter sprinkles, "this and that" stickers, icon stickers, and spring flower sprinkles.   Please visit Doodlebug's blog to see all of the fun projects that the design team has been creating with "Hello Sunshine" this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!


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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Echo Park Bundle of Joy Baby Album Kits

Today's project -- Echo Park "Bundle of Joy" Baby Album Kits



Echo Park Paper released a new baby collection at CHA this year .... "A New Addition" to the Bundle of Joy line they introduced a few years ago.  The two collections match, which makes adding to your baby albums easy since everything coordinates.

I created two minis for the shop using both collections.  They are the perfect size at 6x6" for a baby shower gift, surprise for the new mommy in the hospital, or to save all of your sweet baby's photos.

Here are the details:

The album measures 6x6 inches and includes 16 pages. Pockets, tags, birth information and space for 30 photos! Adorable colors, sweet little baby animals, and lots of space for your darling pictures.

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 adorable mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
6x6 Chipboard Binder Album
Precut pattern paper (by Echo Park) 
Pre cut photo mats
16 pages 
Pull-Outs, Journaling cards
Coordinating Die cuts
Coordinating Stickers
Coordinating Chipboard accents
Ribbon
Full Color instructions 



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Monday, February 2, 2015

Sister Love Scrapbook Layout with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone, I’m glad to be back over on Lori Whitlock's blog today to share this page layout.  I ran across these wonderful pictures of my nieces so I decided to create a sister page with a bit of a Valentine twist. Lori’s Heart Polaroid Frames were the starting point for me.
I also love this twisted border.  You can cut the two pieces in any colors you want and then wrap them around each other to create the twist effect — super simple and adds a fun look to the page.  For my title, I cut letters out using Lori’s Bubble Letter Font.  This is the perfect font for nice chunky letters that show up great on a page!
Finally, I wanted one more design along the bottom of my page so this family border did the trick.  I hope you like the design and I’ve given you some ideas to use on your next project!  

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Simple Stories Life Documented Planner


60+ pages! WOW! This amazing album is available as a DIY kit ($58.99) or pre-made ($68.99) and will make an incredible keepsake for your 2015 photos, memories, calendar, planning, to do list, journal....you name it!  

THIS IS A PREORDER AND WILL SHIP THE WEEK OF February 6 !

The largest Artsy Albums kit ever! This fabulous 6x8 binder album has over 60 pages (30+ double-sided) and will make a wonderful scrapbook OR 2015 planner or both! Use it in any or all of these ways! This album is versatile and a must have for 2015! Don't need a planner? Add photos from each month to those pages! What a wonderful way to capture 2015!!

Wonderful fun colors, 3-D embellishments, and tons of product from Simple Stories is packed into this kit!! Once complete, the album will have:

* 20 scrapbook/journaling pages (10 double-sided including 2 pocket-pages for holding photos, memorabilia, notes, lists, anything)!
* 5 photo sleeve page protectors for various size photos 
* 2 important date pages
* 26 Weekly Planner pages (13 double-sided)
* 24 tabbed Jan-Dec calendar insert pages
* 1 plastic pouch that includes washi tape sheets, calendar stickers, label stickers and plastic clips
* 1 plastic bookmark (design may vary)

The album has a beautiful blue linen spine and is covered with paper and accents from Simple Stories. The scrapbook style pages include photo mats, brads, and chipboard embellishments with spaces for at least 26 photos, not to mention the space in the divided photo sleeves for photos.  

I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies.  
The title on the cover says "2015 Happy Little Moments" and other pages say 
"Life Documented", "This is the Good Stuff", "Simply Wonderful", and many more.

This album will make a wonderful gift for a friend, or to keep all of your 2015 photos, plans, goals, ideas, notes, or memorabilia in! The album is also a great size to carry in your purse for referencing, sharing, or note-taking.

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

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 album! 

Included in the Kit:
6x8 Chipboard binder album
Precut pattern paper (by Simple Stories) 
Pre cut photo mats
Card stock scrapbook pages
Page protectors
Divided photo sleeves
Journaling sheets
Tabbed calendar pages
Weekly planning sheets
Coordinating Chipboard Shapes 
Coordinating stickers
Brads (designs may vary)
Plastic pouch
Die-cuts
Ribbon
Washi Tape sheets, label stickers, calendar stickers
Plastic clips (designs may vary)
Plastic bookmark (design may vary)
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
1/4" standard hole punch





To purchase this Life Documented Scrapbook Planner kit or the pre-made version, visit our shop at 




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