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Friday, July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Farm Tabbed Mini Album

Sometimes there's a collection that you just can't get enough of ... that's so fun to play with you look for excuses to take pictures.  Down on the Farm is one of those collections for me.  I didn't grow up on a farm, and I don't live on one now, but everything about the patterns, embellishments, and cute little farm animals just make me happy.  So, here's mini #3 using Down on the Farm...

I used the farmer boy for my cover, but the girl farmer looks just as cute!
I covered a chipboard album from my stash with 12x12 pattern papers from the collection.
I designed the tab labels myself using my Silhouette software.  I found a wood sign file that I liked and then cut it up and altered it to add words for the welcome sign and tabs. (Links to cut files: wood sign and font).
Those Odds and Ends die cuts!!  So much cuteness!
I can't wait to take my granddaughter to a farm or a petting zoo so that I have cute pictures to fill up this darling mini.  If you want to make one, visit my SHOP at Artsy Albums to get all of the DIY kit details.  Hope you are all having a wonderful, crafty summer!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi crafty friends!  Today is Lori Whitlock's July Blog Hop!  My site was suppose to be the first stop on the hop, but I've had some technical difficulties so hop on over to Kathy's site!  And be sure to visit Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July 4th Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Can you believe it's already July?! This year has flown by for me, but I'm really looking forward to the 4th, and celebrating Independence Day!  I've got my mini album ready to fill with pictures of our family BBQ, a local parade, and lots of fireworks.  
I used Doodlebug's Yankee Doodle and Patriotic Picnic collections for this mini, and mixed in lots of wonderful petite prints.  The print on the cover is blue jean Daily Doodles card stock.  
One of my favorite things about Doodlebug is that everything matches so it's very easy to mix and match collections, embellishments, and petite prints!
The silver foil on the Yankee Doodle die cuts is hard to see in photos, but trust me ... it's so pretty!!  Perfect for celebration projects.
Isn't this pocket cute?  I cut it out of the red bandana cardstock from Down on the Farm, but it works great in my July 4th book!

My favorite washi tape of all time might be ant parade .... so cute!!
I hope I've given you a little red, white, and blue inspiration today!  
Have a wonderful 4th everyone!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Expecting You DIY Album Kit

We are so excited about our latest DIY album kit! 
"Expecting You" is a darling album, packed with lots of pages to document every precious moment of pregnancy. 

This pregnancy scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for all of those treasured expecting memories!

This is an adorable little album for a new mom-to-be! Give it as a gift or fill it with all of the memories of your own baby bump. Pictures and details will be treasured for years to come in this precious book. 

The album measures 6x8 inches and includes:
- 3 heavy chipboard tabbed pages for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters
- 12 6x8 scrapbook pages (6 double-sided) including 2 pockets
- 10 divided photo sleeves 
- 3x4 cards to document each month of pregnancy
and more!

Get all of the details in our online Etsy shop:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Encouragement Album

Sometimes a friend or family member needs support or a little encouragement.  This mini album is a sweet way to tell them you're there for them, or a great reminder to yourself that "You Got This!" 
For the cover I used some stickers from the Hello This and That sheet and a cute pink poppy Doodlepop.
I used the icon stickers and beautiful blossom shape sprinkles throughout the album.  I just love the gold foil on the stickers! 

This little envelope is the perfect spot to tuck in a favorite quote, verse, or encouraging note.

Thanks for letting me share my mini with you today!  Please stop by our shop to purchase this sweet album as a kit!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Summer Radio Album

In my last Doodlebug post, I mentioned that I grew up in the 80's and I love looking back on photos from those days.  I lived in Florida, and spent most of my time on the beach with books and a radio.  Of course, we called it a boom box back then, but mine was not as cute as the one in the Sweet Summer collection!
Adorable right?!  It started out as a cut file which you can get here, and then I enlarged it, added a few sprinkles, and turned it into a mini album.
I used 12x12 Sweet Summer sheets for the page backgrounds, and some 6x6 sheets for photo mats.
I love the little mini cards from the 6x6 paper pad!

I also used envelopes and cards from the summer assortment pack.  These are great for tucking photos, notes, and memorabilia inside.

This was such a fun project!  I hope I've inspired you to create something fun with Sweet Summer! If you are interested in this album, it is available as a DIY kit in my Etsy shop.  

Thank you so much!  I hope you have a very Sweet Summer!!

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Hello Summer Pocket Page Album with Simple Stories

Hello Summer!  Well, almost.  This fun Sn@p album makes me so happy ... not just because of the family memories, but because the Hello Summer collection is so much fun!

This is my sister and her adorable family on one of our summer beach trips.  As you know, my boys and my nieces are all grown up now.  I am WAY behind on saving these memories but pocket page scrapbooking and Sn@p albums make it so easy!

I'm an embellishment junkie so I always buy chipboard, stickers, die cuts, everything!  For the page above, I used foam adhesive to adhere the die cuts, and added a sticker behind my photo mat.

Even though most of these pages are pocket pages, I also like to do more traditional scrapbooking so I use the 6x8 sleeves for this.  It's like having little mini scrapbook pages throughout my album!

Visit me over on Instagram to learn more about my love for mini albums :)

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