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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

New Mini Album Kit and a Blog Hop!

Hi everyone!  It's Traci and I've got a busy day here at Artsy Albums!  We are launching a brand new mini album kit in the shop, and we are joining the creative team over at Lori Whitlock Designs for our May Blog Hop!
First ... if you are visiting my blog for the hop, I have one of Lori's cute folding cards to share with you.  
Lori's SVG file is called Box Card Blackberry Carton, but I love strawberries, and the color red, so I changed mine up a bit!  Be sure to visit Lori's blog today ... she has lots of goodies to share with you!  Your next stop on the hop is Kathy's site!  Have fun!

A New DIY Mini Album Kit with Doodlebug's At the Zoo

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears Oh MY!  But there's no need to fear with all of these cuties in the Doodlebug zoo!  
For the cover of this mini, I layered paper from the 6x6 paper pad and the leaf side of a roly poly panda 12x12 sheet.   Lots of cute zoo animals and some chunky twine made the cover even more fun!


I love the 6x6 prints for mini albums ... but I also used some 12x12 sheets like the At the Zoo sheet shown in the flip-up card above.

I just love black, white, red, and lime green together.  So some red card stock and a tiny little red heart punch added some cute pops of color on these black and white pages.


If you would like to make this album, I'm offering it as a DIY mini album kit in my online shop here:

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

SALE SALE SALE

Saturday is National Scrapbook Day so we are celebrating with a sale!  

20% off all mini album kits, page layout kits, pre-made albums, and pre-made pages!  
(Not valid on custom orders)

May 1 - May 7, 2017
Visit our shop at 

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Doodlebug Dragon Tails Album

Hi Artsy Albums friends! I'm back to share a new album that I created with one of my favorite Doodlebug collections EVER ... (although I say that every time a new line is released, LOL) ... Dragon Tails!  Maybe I love this collection so much because it reminds me of when my boys were small.  They loved dragons, knights and castles, so this album was extra fun for me :)

I used a Simple Stories binder album and added Odds & Ends, boutique buttons, enamel dots, chunky twine, and lots of cute pattern paper on the cover.  The 4x4 card was perfect for my title ... that dragon is too cute!
The right side page has a card that opens to tuck photos inside. 


For the page above, I used a sheet from the 6x6 paper pad to add a flip-up element to one of the pages.  You can see what's under the flap in the next photo ... 


Isn't this three-piece guy just adorable?  He was perfect for the front of my pocket.  The shape sprinkles make fun "tabs" when two are placed on a card or tag back to back.  I used the balloon sprinkles for a photo tag above. 

Here are a few more pictures of this fun birthday album!





Thank you for stopping by today ... I have a special coupon code for you!  Visit the shop today to receive 20% off any scrapbook kit order!
COUPON CODE: DRAGON20


Products used in this album:
Boy Boutique Buttons 
birthday boy assortment matte sprinkles
dragon tails odds & ends
dragon tails this & that sticker
dragon tails 12x12 paper pack
dragon tails 6x6 paper pad 
balloons shape sprinkles 


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Building Our Home Album with Simple Stories Domestic Bliss

Hi everyone!  This is Traci Penrod, from Artsy Albums, and I'm excited to be joining you for my first post as part of the 2017 creative team!  For those of you who follow my blog, you know I'm crazy about mini albums, so being part of the Sn@p binder team is a dream come true for me!

Last summer, my husband and I built a new home.  Domestic Bliss was perfect for documenting the story.  I love the colors in this collection, and although pictures of building a home aren't very pretty, the papers and embellishments are so I love the way it turned out!
For my cover, I used the Bless This Mess paper from the new 6x8 paper pad.  I love that these sheets are sized for the binder albums!  I also added chipboard stickers and some Doodlebug chunky twine to the cover for a little dimension and texture.  4x6 horizontal element cards are great for covers and titles and the one with the three houses was my inspiration for the entire album!

I used a 4x6 vertical pocket for the first page.  I love adding the different sized photo pockets throughout my album ... I think this, combined with various photo sizes, make for a more interesting album.  Our new address is on the front, and a photo of our floor plan was tucked into the back.  

Don't the cute papers and stickers make these ugly new construction photos look better?! 

I always add folding elements in my albums for extra space and interest.  For the page above, I used a 4x6 white card, layered lots of domestic bliss cuteness on the front, and added elevation photos of our home inside. I made a slit in the plastic page and slipped the bottom of the card under the plastic so that it can be opened without taking the page out.

"Get Stuff Done" summed up my summer -- always pushing the builder to get me into the house by the end of September. Our first grandchild was due in October so I needed the house finished :) The card is from the 4x4 element sheet.  


See the little banner sticker on the 4x6 green card?  These are from the Carpe Diem sticker tablet.  I used them throughout my album to mark the different rooms of the house.  This one says "Living".

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2x2 photos are so much fun ... just little snippets when the entire picture isn't necessary.  
These photos show a bit of the progression my kitchen went through from framing to cabinets.  It was always so dusty and I couldn't wait for the day when I could clean it up!  The "Bless This Mess" sticker from the Combo sticker sheet was perfect for this page!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I've inspired you to have fun playing with Domestic Bliss to tell your home's story!

Products Used:
7801 Combo Sticker
7810 Journaling Card Elements
7811 4x4 Elements
7812 4x6 Horizontal Elements
7813 4x6 Vertical Elements
7814 Chipboard
7815 6x8 Paper Pad
7816 Bits & Pieces
7817 Enamel Dots
7818 Clear Stickers
7823 Sn@p pack
8916 Home Sticker Tablet
4001 Teal Sn@p Binder
Insta-pocket pages


Friday, April 21, 2017

Cupcake Mini Album with Doodlebug Fairy Tales

Hi everyone, I'm back with a project I made for Doodlebug with the ADORABLE new Fairy Tales collection.  This time, I created a birthday album in the shape of a cupcake using one of Doodlebug's new cut files.  You can find the cupcake in the Silhouette online store, if you use a Silhouette machine, or in Lori Whitlock's SVG shop if you use any other cutting machine.
I cut the front and back covers out of thin chipboard four times.  I adhered the 4 pieces together to make the covers more sturdy.  After cutting and adhering the pattern paper pieces, I adhered limeade chunky twine around the edge.
I had so much fun with the stickers and die cut pieces.  The unicorn is the cutest Doodlebug critter ever!!  
I also love the shape sprinkles.  I almost wanted to save that little strawberry, but it looked so cute on top of the ice cream I left it there.  I'll have to get another package so I can get another strawberry, LOL.  
I added an adorable treat bag to one of the pages and tucked a photo mat inside.  On the last page I created a little 2x2 flip-up card for photos, and adhered three boutique buttons at the bottom of the page.

This was such a fun mini album to make.  I hope I've inspired you to create a mini album using cutting file shapes ... so many possibilities!  Happy crafting! 

Doodlebug products used for this project:
12x12 Fairy Tales pattern paper
Limeade Chunky Twine
Shape Sprinkles
Rainbow Heart Sprinkles
6x6 Fairy Tales Paper Pad
Fairy Tales Mini Icon Stickers
Fairy Tales Odds & Ends
Swimming Pool Treat Bag
Doodle Twine
Birthday Girl Glitter Sprinkles

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lori Whitlock April Blog Hop



Hi friends!  It's time for Lori Whitlock's April Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you!  My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

I created two of Lori's darling treat boxes for my project.  They are bigger than I thought they would be (approx. 3.5"x3.5"x1.5") so I was excited that I could fit candy and a gift card in the boxes.  Aren't they adorable??!


I used an embossing folder to give the little lamb some wooly texture, and the bunny's ears are so stinkin' cute!




So be sure to check out the fun stuff above, and continue hopping along to see lots of other amazing projects ... here is your hop order, and your next stop is Kathy Skou!

Traci Penrod .. you are here
KATHY SKOU .. your next stop
Courtney Lee 
Anita MulCahey
Tya Smith