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Monday, September 1, 2014

Make Your Own Paper Dolls with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  I have a fun little project posted over on Lori Whitlock's blog today.  It would be a fun one to create for, or with, your daughters, granddaughters, or any other sweet little girl in your life.  

When I young, I loved to play with paper dolls.  I would mix and match their little clothes and hope they would stay on, since the clothes just had those little fold over tabs...remember those??  My favorite were the "Liddle Kiddle" paper dolls because sometimes they had magnetic clothes!  

Well now, thanks to Lori and your digital cutting machine,  you can create your own paper dolls and design their clothes with digital papers.  Even though I'm way past the age for playing with dolls, I had SO much fun creating these!


You will see when you download the cutting files for the dolls, that the dolls and their clothes are separate.  I created the dolls first, dropping in color fill for the skin, eyes and hair.  Next I grouped the pieces together and turned off the cut lines, except around the edge.  I printed the dolls out, cut them with my Cameo, and then cut them out of Silhouette's chipboard again.  Backing the dolls with chipboard made them a little more sturdy.



For the doll clothes, I dropped some of Lori's digital papers into the pieces first.  You can purchase her digital papers at Snap Click Supply   Just drag them from your computer directly into the shapes (using Designer Edition software).  Then do print and cuts for each piece!  This is really fun and you could involve your daughter or granddaughter in the color choices for each outfit.



As you can see, I also had fun adding ribbon, enamel dots, and bling to the clothes.  Finally, I attached a small piece of velcro to the front of each doll, and to the back of each dress so that their clothes could be interchangeable.


Lori Whitlock's Cutting File I used:

I hope you have fun with this little project!  Thanks for letting me share it with you today!

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Jungle Baby Themed Scrapbook Journal

You've seen the girl version....and the boy version...but what if Mommy and Daddy don't know whether the baby is a boy or a girl? Here's an adorable, gender neutral version of our popular Baby Scrapbook Journal. Super cute jungle, baby animal theme....loving this one! 






This baby scrapbook journal mini album is available as a DIY kit ($39.99) or pre-made ($49.99) and will make a wonderful keepsake for all of those treasured newborn memories and milestones!


It is a beautiful little journal album for a new baby (gender neutral). Give it as a gift for a newborn, or fill it with all of the memories of your own little bundle of joy. Pictures and details of a sweet little baby will be treasured for years to come in this little book. 

The album measures 6x8 inches and includes 16 pages (8 front & back). Page details include space for:
Birth information
First Photo
Family Tree
Gift List
First Home
Growth Chart
Hand and Footprint pages
Memorable Firsts
and space for 14 photos.

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:
6x8 Chipboard Covers 
Precut pattern paper 
Pre cut photo mats
16 pages (8 front and back)
Pull-Outs, Journaling cards
Coordinating Die cuts
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


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).