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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

School Layout Featuring Doodlebug Card Stock

Today's project:  School Layout 
Created for:  Doodlebug Designs

The design team over at Doodlebug was challenged to create a project using mostly Doodlebug textured cardstock.  This was easy for me to do because I love their wonderful assortment of colors that perfectly match all of their paper collections!  




To create my white background, I designed a cutting file in my Silhouette machine software and then cut the pattern from a 12x12 sheet of Lily White Doodlebug card stock.  If you have a cutting machine that will cut SVG files, I have this file available as a free download HERE.



For additional photos of this layout, and to get more information on Doodlebug's cardstock, please visit their website at www.doodlebugblog.com.

That's it for me today!  Please visit me over on the Artsy Albums Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on my newest kits, tutorials, giveaways, and sales!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Family Album Kit with Echo Park

Happy Monday everyone!
It's been a busy few weeks for me with end-of-summer travel, design team projects, and getting my house ready to sell ... but this past week I found some time to play with a new collection from Echo Park called The Story of Our Family.  I just love the colors in this new line so I made a new album kit for the shop.  Check it out ...






Our new Family 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 make a great gift for Christmas, or a perfect hostess gift for Thanksgiving!  

Note: These albums/kits will begin shipping the week of August 31.

The chipboard binder album includes 20 pages (6 full double-sided scrapbook pages and 4 double-sided divided photo sleeves). The album will hold at least 46 photos and includes 10 plastic page protectors.

Gorgeous acid free archival safe paper and embellishments are from the Echo Park The Story of Our Family collection designed by Lori Whitlock. The album is by Simple Stories.

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 "Family" and some of the other pages say "Together is the Best Place to Be", "You Are So Amazing", "Home Sweet Home" and "Owl Always Love You".

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! PLUS ... you will have plenty of left-over embellishments to add your own touch throughout the album.

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Binder album with plastic page protectors
Precut pattern paper
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating stickers
Coordinating Die Cuts
Coordinating chipboard embellishments
Title and Journaling Cards
Twine
Brads
Enamel Dots
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


 purchase your kit or pre-made album today!


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Embossed Cards with We R Memory Keepers

Today's Project:  Embossed Cards
Created for:  We R Memory Keepers

It's my turn over on the We R Memory Keeper's blog.  Head over there to check out their awesome Embossing Phrase Strips -- perfect for making cards quickly and easily!



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  
Welcome to Lori Whitlock's Creative Team August blog hop! 



If you just hopped on at Artsy Albums, be sure to head back over to Lori's site to start the hop from the beginning!  The Creative team has lots of fun projects to share with you and as always, Lori is having a sale and a chance to win a gift card!

For my project, I created one of Lori's adorable "belly boxes".  She has the cutest styles for these ... a bunny, panda, pig, lamb, dog, cat,  and lots of others.  I chose to do the elephant ... so cute!!  You can check out all of her belly box animals here.


Be sure not to miss Lori's sale!  Use coupon code AUGUST to receive 30% off the designs in her SVG shop, and if you like the digital designs, you can also save 30% at Snap Click Supply too!




Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Artsy Albums on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the newest kits we have at Artsy Albums, in addition to sales, giveaways, and coupons !

Now back to the hop!  Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou


Monday, August 10, 2015

Color Challenge with Doodlebug

Today's Project:  Color Challenge
Created For:  Doodlebug Designs

For the next two weeks, Doodlebug Designs is featuring a color challenge over on their blog.  The design team was asked to pick a Doodlebug color to play with this week and I chose Blue Jean!  It was easy for me to focus on this color because as a mom of two boys, blue has always been the color-of-choice around my house.


I decided to do three very different cards for my project so that I could play with lots of different Doodlebug goodies.

For the first card, I created a mason jar shaker card using a cut file designed by Lori Whitlock.  I loaded it up with blue jean boutique buttons and sequins, along with one red button for a pop of color.


For the second card, I used one of Doodlebug's Create-A-Cards and punched a star in the top.  Then in true "Melinda Spinks" fashion I added lots of sprinkles and gems to give the star some shine.  The doodles card stock stickers are perfect for adding a quick sentiment.


Finally, for my last card I used another cutting file from Lori Whitlock to make a sweet pair of overalls for a baby card.  This one came together easily with some pattern paper from the Snips and Snails collection and sprinkled star vellum from Patriotic Picnic.  Of course, I also had to have a few Doodlepop critters peeking out of a pocket!


Here's a link to more of Doodlebug's Blue Jean color collection.  That's all for me today ... I hope you'll stop by Doodlebug's Blog this week and check out all of the projects from the Design Team's Color Challenge!  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vintage Photo Crate

Happy Saturday friends!
I'm hopping on the blog this evening to share a new addition to the Artsy Albums shop ... and oh my goodness ... this one is fun!


As soon as I saw these crates at CHA, I knew I wanted to add a unique photo memory project to the shop.  I finally decided on a family theme and vintage color scheme.  Kaisercraft's Antique Bazaar collection was perfect for this.  


Check out the shop for a description of the kit.  This beautiful photo crate is also available pre-made. Head over to the online shop and get all of the details:



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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lightbulb Garland with We R Memory Keepers

Today's Project:  Lightbulb Garland Decor
Created for: We  R Memory Keepers

Everyone is having fun with garland and banner decor these days.  Pinterest is full of crafty takes on these fun projects that aren't just for parties anymore!

I created this lightbulb garland for the We  R Memory Keepers blog today ... check out the full post here.  




Visit the We R blog for a list of supplies I used on this project.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Flash Sale ... Save 25%



25% off today through Tuesday, 8/4

Save on all kits and pre-made albums in the shop

(minimum purchase of $30.00; Not valid on Custom Orders)

Use Coupon Code SUMMER25 at checkout


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Page Maps & Doodlebug Designs

Today's Project:  Page Maps 12x12 Layout
Designed for:  Page Maps and Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone!  Doodlebug teamed up with Becky Fleck and the Page Maps team this month and we are  playing with some of the new July maps.  Becky sent me a great 2-page layout with lots of photo spots...perfect for summer pictures of my adorable nieces!

Here's the PageMaps July 2015 12x12 double :


And here's my take on the design:


I used Doodlebug SunKissed paper and embellishments, along with doilies, stickers, and glitter sprinkles.  I also used Fancy Frills border stickers ... and here's a tip:  when you buy Fancy Frills border stickers, buy 2!  They are true 12" long stickers and if you buy 2 sets, you'll be able to create borders across both 12x12 pages like I did here!  



Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a list of all the Doodlebug goodies I used on this layout:




Monday, July 27, 2015

Shaped School Cards with Lori Whitlock

Today's project:  Shaped School Cards 

Created for:  Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Can you believe it's almost August?  Here in Georgia, school starts back in August, so I decided to create a few of Lori's adorable new shaped cards for today's post over on her blog.


For the apple card, I decided to add a "thank you" sentiment to the base book piece.  I used Lori's "Favorite" font to type my phrase, and then I did a print & cut on cream card stock.  I love the print & cut feature of my CAMEO because I can add any word I want.  It would even be cute to add a teacher's name to the front of these cards!

Lori has lots of these fun shaped cards in her shop so please hop over there and check them out!  Have fun creating!!