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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Mini Album

Hi everyone!  The Design Team at Doodlebug is sharing gift ideas this week.  For my project, I created a mini album that will make a wonderful gift for family or friends this Christmas!  I used the new Here Comes Santa collection.  It's super cute with bright reds and greens and adorable Santas and reindeer.   I made the album 8"x 8" so that lots of special memories can be tucked inside. The album is available as a mini album kit in the shop here.
Aren't the new Odds & Ends die cuts just the cutest??  I just love their size for mini albums.  I added some cute silver glitter sprinkles to the wheels, although the picture doesn't show all of the sparkle they add to the page.

I also love the pops of light blue and pink in the papers -- my Christmas pictures will match no matter what color everyone is wearing!

I tucked some 4x6 cards into a pocket page and will add photos to the back of these.  Other products I used in this album were:
12x12 Collection Kit
6x6 Paper pad
12x12 Petite Prints Assortment
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Lily White Card stock

If you are interested in making one of these albums for a gift this year, a limited number of pre-cut album kits are available in my Artsy Albums shop.  

Have fun creating gifts this season!  Homemade presents are always well received!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

DIY Christmas Album Kit with Simple Stories Classic Christmas

DIY Christmas Album Kit: Simple Stories Classic Christmas

This beautiful Christmas scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be a wonderful keepsake for your family's memories! This album would also make a great gift for Christmas, or a perfect hostess gift for a Christmas party!  

**Note: the first 12 orders receive a FREE package of Simple Stories Classic Christmas Die-cut embellishments!

This year our album kit is packed with fun! We used a new Simple Stories Holiday Sn@p binder and the beautiful Classic Christmas paper collection. The chipboard binder album is approximately 6x8 with 2" binding rings. The album includes 16 full 6x8 scrapbook pages (8 double-sided) and 12 double-sided divided photo sleeves. The album will hold more than 80 photos.

I always create my albums so that photos can easily tuck under embellishments, and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies. The title on the cover says "The Magic of Christmas Never Ends and It's Greatest Gifts are Family and Friends" and some of the other pages say "Merry & Bright", "It's Time for Mistletoe & Holly", and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year".

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 Christmas album!

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Binder album with plastic page protectors
Precut pattern paper
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating chipboard embellishments
Journaling Cards
Self-adhesive brads
Shaped Sn@p Pages
Full Color instructions

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and 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. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday SALE

Our SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY sale starts today!  

10:00am through Cyber Monday at midnight.  

25% off almost everything in the shop 
(excluding our new Christmas kit and custom orders)

Visit the shop today for some wonderful gifts and great ways to SAVE YOUR MEMORIES!

No coupon code needed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Doodlebug Gratitude Journal

Happy November everyone!  This month is one of my favorite months of the year ... the fall season here in Georgia is beautiful, the cooler weather is a nice change, and Thanksgiving reminds me to always be grateful for the wonderful things in my life.

With this is mind, I created a gratitude journal using the Flea Market collection and one of Doodlebug's new "Jar of Hearts" cut file.  
 To make the cover, I enlarged the shapes so that the jar was approximately 4.5" x 7.25". I then created an offset shape in my Silhouette software and added 1/4" binding holes to the white jar.  The offset allows me to cut a slightly larger jar to mat the rest of the cover on.
Once I had my larger covers cut from white card stock, I cut the original jar shape out of pistachio petite prints and Flea Market Tiny Treasure paper.   I was able to cut two jars out of a 12x12 sheet.  I cut the same shape out of lined card stock to create the journaling pages.

I added Flea Market Odds & Ends and a few stickers throughout the journaling pages.

For the cover title, I used a scallop oval cut design by Lori Whitlock for my label, and the Doodlebug Family cut file.  Instead of cutting the "family" out, I used the print & cut feature so that I could add the additional words.  

To finish my project, I added some doodle twine around the cover edge, tied some chunky twine at the top, and covered a white pen in Fall Flurry washi tape.

This is a fun project to do every Thanksgiving.  Recording what family members have been thankful for is always fun to look back on in the years to come (especially the handwritten notes from the children)!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is Lori Whitlock's November 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 creative team has to share with you!
For my project, I created one of Lori's adorable Flexi cards.  These can be placed in an envelope flat, and then the tabs can be tucked in to create wonderful dimensional cards!

Someone special is getting this sweet card this year!

And before you hop over to your next stop, don't forget that I have brand new page kits and mini album kits in the Artsy Albums shop for fall, family, halloween, newborns, and lots more!  Lori even designed the paper for some of them ;)

Be sure to visit my shop after you finish hopping and use this special coupon code (WeLoveLoriW) to save 20% at Artsy Albums today only!! (not valid on custom orders)

Lori has some fun things for you too!

Your next stop is Kathy Skou! Thanks for stopping by!

Courtney Lee

Monday, November 7, 2016

New Scrapbook Page and Album kits!

We have new scrapbook page and album kits this week!  In addition to the new family mini album kit we introduced last week, we've also added a new page layout kit:

and a new Scrapbook/Recipe Album:

You can get all of the details on these fun kits ... and so many more ... in our online Artsy Albums shop!

Stay tuned ... we will have Christmas kits very soon!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Doodlebug Petite Prints Frame Project

Hi everyone, it's Traci.   I'm back to share a project I created about my granddaughter using Doodlebug's newest petite prints.  Did you know they now have a 6x6 paper pad for these awesome collections?  I'm so excited about the 6x6 versions for cards, scrapbooking, mini albums, and projects like this one!

My first grandchild was born just a month ago, and for those of you who know I have two sons, you can imagine my excitement for getting to play with some pink for a change!  
I used my Silhouette machine to cut a white 8x8 card stock to fit in my Doodlebug frame.  I offset my boxes with lines that resemble stitching, and used the print & cut feature to create my background. 
And those flowers?  Doodlebug cut files!!!!  Brand new and available in the Silhouette online shop here!  They look super cute cut from the 6x6 gingham and linen prints!

I hope you'll check out the new gingham-linen petite prints!  We'd love to see your projects posted over on the Doodlebug Facebook page, and share them with me at Artsy Albums too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Family Mini Album with Echo Park I Love Family

It's Friday!!  Whoo hoo! ... and before I get my weekend started, I just wanted to hop on the blog to share pictures of our latest mini album kit with you.  

For this one, we used Echo Park's I Love Family collection, designed by Lori Whitlock.  The colors are perfect for fall and family, and this 6x6" album will make a wonderful gift this Christmas season!  Picture giving your parents, grandparents, or other family members a book of treasured photos ... they will love it!  

For more details, or to purchase this album as a DIY kit, or pre-made, visit our online Artsy Albums shop here!  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Doodlebug Santa Album Ornament

Happy Tuesday Artsy Albums friends!  It's Traci and I'm happy to be back over on Doodlebug's blog today.  For my Here Comes Santa Claus project,  I decided to take my favorite project and shrink it down a bit to create an album ornament for my Christmas tree.
I used two pieces of 4.25" x 5.25" white chipboard for the front and back covers, and then made white card stock pages for the inside.  I used a Here Comes Santa Claus 6x6 paper pad to cover each page, and then loaded the album up with stickers and Odds & Ends die cuts.  

I punched two small holes at the top and used chunky twine to bind the album and hang it on my tree.  I love finding unique ways to include pictures on my Christmas tree, and I can't wait to add this little album this year!  Thanks for stopping by!  

... and don't forget our Halloween project kits are almost sold-out!  Hurry over to our online shop to purchase your mini album or page layout kit today!