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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Owl Thank You Card with Sizzix Dies

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another project using Lori Whitlock's Sizzix dies.  I created this cute thank you card using her Owl #5 Bigz die, and a sentiment stamp from the Fox & Owl Sentiments set.

To create the card, I cut the base from a piece of folded white card stock, making sure that the paper fold was placed just under the top cutting portion of the owl's ears.  Then, I cut each of the pieces out of pattern paper from Echo Park's Pinstripes collection (designed by Lori) and layered them on the front of my card.

For the sentiment, I cut a frame from the Fox & Owl Sentiment set and then stamped the cute thank you phrase.  This will be the perfect little card to tell a friend how much I appreciate her!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Check out all of Lori's awesome Sizzix dies here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kitten Smitten Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone,  I'm excited to be back over on the Doodlebug Design blog to share my Kitten Smitten mini album!

I absolutely LOVE the colors in this collection!  And the cute little die-cuts are purr-fect!!

Isn't that little fish clip cute?? For this album, I used 12x12 and 6x6 papers, odds & end die cuts, labels and tags, stickers, clips, and of course, chunky twine!

The album is also available as a DIY kit in my Artsy Albums shop! 

To order, visit our online shop here:

Monday, July 11, 2016

New Disney-themed Scrapbook album DIY Kit or Premade

New Disney-themed Scrapbook album DIY Kit or Premade

We are super excited to announce the release of our latest Disney-themed scrapbook album.  It's available as a DIY kit, or premade, and will make a wonderful place to save the photos and memories from your vacation!

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 75 photos and also has pockets to place character autographs or for notes from your trip.  

The album is 6x8 inches and has 16 full scrapbook pages (8 front and back) and 8 double-sided photo sleeve insert pages.  

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
8 Card stock Pages
8 Divided plastic photo sleeves
Precut pattern paper (by Echo Park) 
Pre cut photo mats
Pre cut title by Miss Kate's Cuttables
Tags, Pull-Outs, Journaling cards
Disney Chipboard stickers
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

To Order visit our online shop at:

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 4th Red, White, and Blue SALE

Happy 4th of July!  
We are having a RED, WHITE, and BLUE sale!
Today through Monday …

$5 off $30 or more  
(code: 5off30RED)
$10 off $40 or more   
(code: 10off40WHITE)
$15 off  $50 or more  
(code: 15off50BLUE)

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Baseball Scrapbook Album with Doodlebug Designs

 This baseball scrapbook album is a brand new addition to our shop and available as a DIY kit, or pre-made.  It will be a great place to save your baseball player's photos, rosters, news clippings and team pictures!

The 8x9" chipboard binder album includes 12 6.5x8" scrapbook pages plus 9 plastic photo sleeve pages. The album will hold over 60 photos !!

 The fun, baseball themed paper and embellishments are by Doodlebug Designs.
I always create my albums so that photos can easily tuck under embellishments, and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies. The album includes a jersey die-cut and number stickers so that your player's number can be personalized in the album. There are pockets, fold-out pages, tags, and lots of spots to save your all star's memories.

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 album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Binder album with plastic page protectors
Card stock base pages by Bazzill
Precut pattern paper by Doodlebug
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating Die Cuts
Coordinating Stickers
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

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As always, thank you so much for visiting my shop! My goal is to create scrapbooks, memory albums, and kits that encourage people to share their stories, preserve their photos, and document their everyday lives.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer & Travel SALE

25% off
Albums and Page kits  
Today, 6/23 through Sunday!
No coupon code needed ... just visit the SUMMER SALE section of our shop here:

Doodlebug Fun in the Sun Mini Album

Hi everyone, Summer is officially here!  Of course, even though my calendar says this occurred on June 20th, here in Georgia it's felt like summer for a few months now.  90+ degree days and it's only June ... yikes!  But despite the heat, I'm loving the sunshine, hanging out by the pool, and digging my toes in the sand.  I've been taking lots of photos too, and Doodlebug's new Fun in the Sun collection will be perfect for documenting my summer memories.

This colorful mini album came together super quick.  I used a Simple Stories pink binder album and tons of Fun in the Sun papers and embellishments. 
It's pretty obvious how much I LOVE the new Odds & Ends die cut pieces.  There are so many in the pack.  I did an entire mini album and still had some left over for another project!

See that little cactus clip on the photo mat below?  How stinking' cute is that!!  

No project would be complete without some chunky twine!!

I love how there are 4x6 and 4x4 cut-apart cards included with each collection. I always add some of them to my divided photo sleeves.

So let me know what you think?  Are you ready to save your summer memories with this adorable collection?  Trust me ... it just doesn't get any cuter!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Doodlebug Mini Album Sale this Weekend!

Summer becomes official on Monday so we've put two of our cutest summery mini album kits on sale this weekend! 
(Our pre-made versions are also on sale)!

Save $10 on each of our "Lil' Sailor" and "Little Mermaid" minis.  We used two adorable Doodlebug collections (Anchor's Aweigh and Under the Sea) to create these sweet little keepsakes.  They are perfect for photos of your little ones at the pool, beach, or just everyday.  And for just $29.99 for a limited time, you can't beat the price for this adorable kit! 

Make one for grandma ... trust me, she will LOVE it!  Check out our online shop for more photos and details.  

Sale ends Sunday June 19, at midnight, est.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Doodlebug Mix-N-Match Challenge: Wall Hanging

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm hopping on the blog to share a fun home decor idea with you.  The design team over at Doodlebug was challenged to mix-n-match several Doodlebug collections in one project.  This was a lot of fun, because Doodlebug goodies always coordinate and look so cute together!

I decided to make a wall hanging for my scrapbook studio.  First, I purchased wooden letters from Michaels.  They have lots of different shapes and sizes.  I chose large white letters to spell CREATE.

I covered each letter with a piece of 12x12 Doodlebug paper and used a craft knife to go around each letter.  The papers I used are from the Anchors Aweigh, Spring Garden, and Under the Sea collections.  Then, I just added lots of cute Doodlepops, stickers, fancy frills, and sprinkles to embellish each letter.

The possibilities with this project are endless.  How cute would your son or daughter's name be hanging in their room or at their birthday party?  Or a newborn's name hanging over the table at a baby shower?  What ideas do you have for creating cute wall hangings with letters?  I'd love to hear your comments!

Easter Parade Icon Stickers

Happy creating!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hanging out with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our June blog hop!  If you just stopped by, be sure to start the hop at Lori's site so that you don't miss any of the fun projects the team has to share with you!
I LOVE all of Lori's wonderful box cards, and I knew the new BBQ box card and Toolbox box card would be perfect for Father's day!  How awesome are these?!  Lori's designs are so much fun!

The "pegboard" on the tool box is the perfect place to "hang" a Happy Father's Day sign.  The sign was easy to print on my computer and add to the frame piece that is already included.   I  embossed the front of the drawers.  It reminds me of textured metal, and the silver foil paper was perfect for the drawer pulls.

These cards will be fun to give to a few dads next weekend!   I'd love to hear about the fun projects you are making for Father's Day!

Don't miss all of the great goodies that Lori has for you today!

Your next stop is Kathy Skou!