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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lori Whitlock February Blog Hop + A Giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hopping along with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our February blog hop!



For my project, I created a gift set for a little boy.  Lori's easel cards are so much cuter than anything you can buy at the store, and since they are handmade they will mean more to the recipient ... or in this case, the little guy's mom :)


I plan to tuck a small toy, some candy, and a gift card into the little favor box. The box in Lori's shop is called Heart Owl Favor Box and it was originally designed as an adorable Valentine box.  But like all of Lori's designs, it's super easy to change them up to fit a different occasion.  



For both projects, I used papers from a collection that Lori designed for Echo Park called Little Man, and twine from Doodlebug Designs ... I find a place for their new chunky twine on almost every project I create!



Now, back to Lori's blog hop .... don't miss these awesome goodies that Lori has for you!  

>>> and...keep scrolling .... I have a giveaway for you from Artsy Albums too!!







Before you continue hopping, enter to win a $10 gift card to the Silhouette Design Store courtesy of my Artsy Albums shop!  A winner will be announced on our Facebook page and Instagram this Friday!
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Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou


Monday, February 8, 2016

Doodlebug Pot O' Gold Mini Album

Happy Monday everyone!  I'm kicking off the week over on the Doodlebug Designs blog with a project using the super cute, new Pot O' Gold collection.   You know mini albums are my favorite project, so this time I decided to make an album that hangs on a wooden board.  The board has a hook on the back to hang on the wall -- it turned into a fun decor piece! 


For the cascading chipboard pages, I used sheets from the Pot O' Gold 6x6 paper pad.   The little scene on the front cover was created with a 2x3 card from the paper pad, icon stickers, and lots of adorable glitter sprinkles and limeade twine.


I wanted a pop of yellow in my album so I threw in a piece of new Bumblebee Petite Prints.  One of my favorite things about Doodlebug is that everything coordinates ... so the yellow color in the Pot O' Gold collection matches the papers in the Petite Prints collection too!  


I couldn't resist adding a banner of colorful boutique buttons to this page!

I love the phrase sheets that are part of the new 12x12 and 6x6 collections.   The 6x6 versions work perfectly for my mini albums like in the page above -- super cute with those colorful sprinkles!



Since the pages towards the back of my album were longer than 6x6, I combined multiple 6x6 papers and borders from the fancy frills stickers . 



Well I hope you've enjoyed my Pot O' Gold mini album.  Remember, this collection doesn't just need to be for St. Patrick's Day ... all of the colors are perfect for so many different projects!  So check back in with the entire creative team over the next two weeks because we have lots of fun ideas to share with you on Doodlebug's blog!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Doodlebug Sweet Things Mini Album

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I'm back over on the Doodlebug Blog today to share my "Sweet Things"  project.  If I had to pick my favorite all-time color combo, it would probably be red, turquoise, black and white.  So when I saw this adorable new collection, I couldn't wait to play with it!!  


I was excited to see that a Simple Stories turquoise Sn@p album matched the collection perfectly.  For the cover, I created a title card from a piece in the 6x6 paper pad.  I also used a bright red flower from the Valentine flowers Craft kit, along with a white boutique button and some beetle black twine.

Here are a few of the inside pages of my album:


The sentiment phrase strips are a fun new addition to this collection.  They are on a 12x12 sheet of cards, and you can cut them apart individually, or use them together like I did on the page above.



Fancy Frills border stickers  are also a favorite of mine.  Since they are 12" long, I was able to cut the zig zag in half to line the top and bottom of my 4x6 card .... cute!!  And here's another tip for Fancy Frills ... buy two!  That way you can put a border across a full two-page 12x12 layout!


For the page above, I added a ladybug red envelope from one of my Create-a-Card sets.  Since it's Doodlebug, the red matches perfectly and gives me a fun spot to tuck in journaling or extra pictures!



Thanks so much for checking out the blog today, and thank you to everyone who purchased last week's Winter Mini Album kit using the Polar Pals collection.  If you are also interested in seeing this album as a DIY kit, please leave me comment here, or on the Doodlebug blog post.  If enough people are interested, I'll make it a kit :)

Happy crafting!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Saving Frosty Memories with Doodlebug's Polar Pals Collection

Happy New Year Doodlebug friends!  It's Traci, and I'm so excited to be back with Doodlebug for another year!  My first project for 2016 is a mini using the super cute and colorful Polar Pals collection.  

For this album, I used a 4x6 binder from Simple Stories and papers from Polar Pals and the new Petite Print Swiss dots!  
For the cover, I used a Silhouette cut for the snow globe, some papers from the 6x6 paper pad, and lots of chunky twine.  How cute are those little critter stickers?!


My inside pages are a combination of white card stock and the page protectors that come in the album.  I love to mix-and-match page sizes, pockets, and divided photo sleeves to make my mini albums  more interesting.



Oh my goodness, that baby walrus is the cutest!!


I love that Doodlebug includes sheets of 2x2 and 4x4 cards in their collections.  They're the perfect size for mini albums!



I hope you've enjoyed checking out my chilly little album.  It's available as a DIY kit in my Artsy Albums shop if you would like to make one for yourself!  Thanks for stopping by the blog today and leaving a comment!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Mind's Eye My Story Mini Album

This beautiful scrapbook mini album is dedicated to your own personal story. Document YOU for a change! This album is all about you, your family, your friends, your favorite things, your goals, and everything that makes you, YOU!

The album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be a wonderful keepsake full of reminders that your story is important. This album would also make a wonderful gift for your daughter, mother, friend, or sister to remind them of how special they are.






The album measures a bit larger than 8x8 inches, and the inside pages measure just over 6x8. There are 12 card stock pages (6 front and back) and 3 double-sided, tabbed pocket pages. There is space for at least 30 photos and lots of gorgeous embellishments! Beautiful colors, ribbon, stickers, chipboard and brad accents, and a sturdy black chipboard binder album!

Pre-made:
If you order the album pre-made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving. You can order the album with or without the stand.  

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 beautiful album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Binder Album by Graphic 45
Precut pattern paper (by My Minds Eye) 
Pre cut photo mats
Journaling and title cards
Coordinating Die cuts
Coordinating Stickers
Coordinating Chipboard accents
Self-adhesive Brads
Ribbon
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
1/4" standard hole punch
Craft knife

Visit our online Etsy shop to get all of the details ... and check back with us soon because we have lots of new kits, tutorials, and giveaways to share over the next few months!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

January Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hopping along with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our January blog hop!



For my project, I created some of Lori's adorable mini tea light houses for a winter apothecary jar scene.  These are really fun to make and super easy!



For the houses, I used Doodlebug glitter card stock to cut out three different houses.  They each cut out in two pieces, the house and the roof, and they fold up easily.  I used a strong liquid adhesive to hold them together.





Once my houses were complete, I created a cute little winter scene with battery-powered LED tea-lights, salt (for the snow) and a few small trees I had from other village decor.



I plan to leave my winter jar out all season, and then I may cut the houses out in various colors for other seasons throughout the year!

Now, back to Lori's blog hop .... don't miss these awesome goodies too!



Thanks for stopping by!


Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou