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Saturday, October 25, 2014

12x12 DIY Scrapbook Page Kits: Fun and Easy!

In addition to our DIY mini album kits, did you know that Artsy Albums offers 12x12 page layout kits?  Our page kits are pre-cut and include all of the paper and embellishments needed to make fun and easy layouts.  Full color instructions are included, so it's just like having a recipe.  

Don't want to do-it-yourself?  No problem!  We have a custom scrapbook design service and most of our album and page kits can be purchased finished and ready for photos.

We add new kits all the time, so be sure to follow Artsy Albums on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on new kits, coupons, giveaways, tutorials, and much more!

Visit our online shop to find your next scrapbooking project today!













Thursday, October 23, 2014

Silhouette Knife Tutorial Video: Carving A Pumpkin

Hi Artsy friends,
Today I'm sharing video tutorial that I created for Lori Whitlock's blog to show how I made this 12x12 pumpkin layout using my Silhouette CAMEO.   Here is the finished layout....


and to see how you can easily create a page like this, watch this video and then head over to Lori's blog to get all of the cute shapes and digital papers!



Here is a list of Lori's designs that I used for this layout:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas Mini Album Kit with Echo Park's Christmas Cheer

If you know me, or follow my blog, you know I'm a huge Lori Whitlock fan.  Not only does she design fabulous goodies for Echo Park Paper Co., Sizzix, etc.... but her SVG cutting files are just adorable.  For my latest mini album kit, I decided to use the Christmas collection she created for EP, as well as one of her new Santa cutting files.  I just love how he peeks through the window on this one :)

The first run of the mini album kit is available in my Etsy shop now!





This album would make a wonderful gift for a friend, or just to keep all your December Daily, Christmas, tree-decorating, gift-opening, santa-visiting pictures in! It would even be a great teacher, hostess, or Baby's First Christmas gift!  The album is a great size to display on a shelf or coffee table during the holidays, or to carry in your purse to share with friends.  And you can't deny this Santa is CUTE!


For more details or to purchase this kit before they're gone, visit my Etsy shop at:
  
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Silhouette Glass Etching Tutorial

I just love October -- the cooler weather, the changing leaves, and the opportunity to create fun Halloween and fall projects.  I made this Halloween treat jar by etching the Trick or Treat phrase into the glass using etching cream and my CAMEO machine.  A full tutorial can be viewed over on Lori Whitlock's blog today. 




Please visit Lori's blog today for links to the cutting files I used and to get some easy tips on etching your own glass project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team


Welcome to Artsy Albums and your next stop on Lori Whitlock's October Blog Hop!  If you're starting here, be sure to head over to Lori's site to start from the beginning ... but be sure to come back to enter my giveaway 
for a $10 Silhouette download card!  
And if all of that's not fun enough, Lori is also having a Sale and a Freebie!

For my project I decided to create a 12x12 layout about my cute little nieces at the pumpkin patch.  I was inspired by a layout I saw on Pinterest by Jen (sorry, never could find her last name).  Her page was a digital layout, but I was inspired by the way she "carved" up her pumpkin into different sections.  
I created my version with my CAMEO and I'll have a tutorial up on Lori's blog on October 23 to show you how I did this.


Here is a list of Lori's designs that I used for this layout:

For a chance to win a $10 Silhouette download card, please enter my giveaway here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway


And don't forget about Lori's Sale and freebie!




Whew!  Now be sure to head over to Lorrie's site...she's next on your hop!

Traci http://www.artsyalbums.com ...you are here
Lorrie http://www.lorriesstory.com >>>NEXT STOP



Saturday, October 11, 2014

Custom Scrapbook Albums

In addition to creating kits for my Etsy shop,  I also have the pleasure of designing custom scrapbooks for clients.  I love this part of my job because I know I am helping people get their photos off of their computer, out of boxes, and into albums that can be shared for generations.

Our stories are important.  Someday, someone will want to know the names of the people in the pictures, where the photos were taken, and what we thought about the places and things in the images.  If the pictures stay locked away on social media or stored haphazardly in boxes, time will pass and the task of getting these precious memories into albums will seem to daunting to tackle.

Take the first step.  Pick a year, a trip, or just an event.  Print just those photos.  Now find a photo-safe, archival album to store them in and be sure to write some simple journaling about the dates, names, places etc.  Don't write on the photos...the ink will bleed through to the front of the photo over time.   In the future, print the photos right after you take them and add them to the album.  Pretty soon, you'll have a library of memories that friends and family can enjoy for years to come.

If you prefer to get help tackling this project, visit my photo gallery, see if you like my style, and give me call.  I can help with one page, one album, or a whole lifetime of pictures.  More information can be found on my Custom Design page and FAQ page.

I would love to help you save your memories!  Let's get started!







Friday, October 3, 2014

Echo Park Arsenic & Lace Mini Album Kit

Welcome to October scrappy friends!  I added a new mini album kit to the shop last night so I wanted to hop on the blog this morning and give you all of the spooky details :)
This Halloween mini scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be a  fun keepsake for your Halloween and pumpkin carving memories! This album would also make a great home decor piece for Halloween, or a perfect hostess gift for a costume party!
This custom black chipboard album includes 12 chipboard pages (6 front and back). The largest page of this cascading album measures 6x12". The mini album will hold 22 photos.
Creepy colors, scary titles, pockets, tags, and fun embellishments -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the pages of this haunted little album. The paper and accents are from Echo Park's "Arsenic & Lace" collection.


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 mini album!

Included in the Kit:
Black Custom-Cut Chipboard album
Precut pattern paper (by Echo Park)
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating stickers
Coordinating chipboard embellishments
Brads
Ribbon
Full Color instructions

Tools and 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

To purchase the "Welcome to Fright Night" kit or pre made album, go to:

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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. Thank you so much for visiting! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Family Scrapbook Album with Carta Bella Moments and Memories Collection

by Traci PenrodThis scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for pictures of your family and all of life's beautiful memories.

Gorgeous paper, journaling cards, pockets, tags, and lots of embellishments-- these are just a few of the things that adorn the pages of this wonderful album. There are 12 scrapbook pages (6 double-sided) including three pockets and a fold-out page for extra photos and journaling. At least 27 photos will fit in this adorable album and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies. 

The title on the cover says "Family Memories" and other pages say "Together is the Best Place to Be", "What I love Most About Home Is Who I Share It With". There are journaling cards for recording notes, and the majority of the supplies are pre-cut for you if you purchase the DIY kit.

by Traci Penrod

by Traci Penrod

This book would make a wonderful gift and is just the right size for a purse, to carry and share wonderful moments with friends and family, or to display on a shelf or coffee table!

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 beautiful mini album.

Included in the Kit:
6x6 Chipboard binder album
Precut pattern paper (by Carta Bella Moments & Memories) 
Precut Card stock by Bazzill
12 pages (6 front and back) 
Coordinating journaling and title cards
1 12x12 Coordinating card stock sticker sheet
Gem and wood embellishments
Twine and flowers
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

To purchase this Family Memories album, visit


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As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog where 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.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Silhouette Banner for Fall using Lori Whitlock Designs

I'm happy to be on the blog today to share a new fall project with you.  I live in Georgia, and we are just beginning to see a change in the weather here in the south.   As you know, the first official day of fall was last week, so I decided to create an autumn themed banner with several of Lori Whitlock's cute Silhouette cutting files. 
I used one of Lori's banner shapes from this set  for the background banner.  
Next I created an internal offset to cut out the layered pattern paper.

After assembling the banner, I cut out my letters using Lori's Bubble Letter Font.


For the fall shapes, I used the following SVG and Silhouette files:  

Hope you're all enjoying the change in season!  
Happy fall y'all !!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Doodlebug Christmas Mini Album

Good morning friends!
I just wanted to hop on the blog this morning to share a super cute little mini with you.  This Christmas mini album is available as a DIY kit you can put together yourself, or I can make it for you and send it ready for photos.  



I just love the chipboard pages and all of the cute custom edges on this one.  The papers from Doodlebug really get shown off with the layered look.  At the largest point this album measures about 5.5x5.5", so its a bit smaller that a standard 6x6 mini.  Despite the size, you can still fit 15 cute little photos inside.  

I think this one would be an adorable gift for a teacher, a secret santa, a hostess, or to keep on hand during the holidays for a last minute gift.   

For more details on this Doodlebug Christmas Mini Album, visit our online shop at www.artsyalbums.etsy.com

Thanks for stopping by today!  and stay tuned...we have lots of kits coming out in the next two weeks.  Follow Artsy Albums on Facebook to stay up-to-date!