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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Great Outdoors with Paper House

I'm excited that I was invited to be a guest designer over on the Paper House blog today! I had so much fun creating this 6x6 mini album with their new The Great Outdoors collection.
I found a kraft chipboard album in my stash and loaded the cover up with fun papers and 3D stickers. That cute little truck embellishment is my favorite part!
For the first page I used more of the 3D stickers, along with a cute epoxy clip and arrow sticker. 

For the next two pages above, I added stick-on pockets to a few of the corners.  I love these!  They are great for tucking extra photos or journaling spots in.
I created a flip-up element on this page so that I could include a few more horizontal pictures.  The 4x6 "Relax & Unwind" piece was a great addition to the front of the card.

I really like how this collection has papers and embellishments for lots of outdoor adventures ... camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, campfires, and more.  
Check out the Rice Paper border sticker above!  

I had tons of fun playing with The Great Outdoors, and I hope I've inspired you to save your fresh air adventures in a fun mini album. 

Until next time, happy scrapping!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lori Whitlock January Blog Hop

Happy New Year!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's January Blog Hop! 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!

Do you recognize this cute SVG file?  It's Lori's Christmas gingerbread house turned into a sweet Valentine gift box!  I needed a treat box to stack a few cookies in for a friend ... I think she'll love it :)

Your next stop on the hop is

Thank you so much for hopping with us!!

Monday, January 8, 2018

2018 Family Mini Album Kit

This Family themed mini scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for photos of loved ones, family gatherings, and everyday moments.  

This album would also make a wonderful gift for a family member!  

This chipboard binder album is approximately 6x6", with 16 pages (8 front and back). Some of the pages have pockets and fold-outs for extra space.

The album is beautifully adorned with colorful paper and embellishments by PhotoPlay, and the title on the cover is "Treasure Family Memories".

Beautiful colors in teal, red, olive, gold and white, die cut accents, and stickers -- these are just a few of the things that embellish the pages of this fun memory album.  

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 wonderful album! 

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard binder album (by Bo Bunny) 
Precut pattern paper (by Photo Play) 
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating Die cuts
Coordinating stickers
Twine & ribbon
4x6 and 3x4 title cards
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
1/4" standard hole punch
Craft knife

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Cream & Sugar Arcylic Mini Album

Happy New Year!  It's Traci, and I'm excited to be back on the Doodlebug design team for another year!  I always look forward to the latest Doodlebug collections, but for my first post of 2018, I'm looking back to one of the most popular, and adorable, collections of 2017 ... Cream & Sugar!
I decided on an acrylic album for this project so I did a little video to show the clear pages a bit better .... 

I used papers from the 6x6 paper pad, stickers, and lots of sprinkles in this mini.  
I also loaded the album up with Odds & Ends.  I had 2 packages, which came in really handy for matching up pieces on both sides of a clear page (like the cake on the cover, and the one shown above).

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  I hope you all have a wonderful start to 2018!  Stop by Artsy Albums and say hello sometime!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Winter Album with Simple Stories

Happy New Year everyone!  It's Traci, from Artsy Albums, back to share a winter Sn@p album that I created with the super fun Sub Zero collection.  

I used a 6x8 Sn@p binder, the 12x12 Sub Zero collection kit, the bits & pieces, and chipboard pieces.

I always use a lot of full 6x8 pocket pages.  I love the space to add more fun papers and embellishments.
This collection is great for snow days, ski adventures, tubing, ice skating, and of course, hot chocolate!  

You will love this collection for any of your frosty fun photos!  Enjoy ... and have a wonderful winter!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year everyone!!

2018 is here and I'm so excited about this year's possibilities!  New friends, new opportunities, new experiences and lots of new creative fun!

To start the new year right,  I have a winner to announce from our Top Ten Blog Hop giveaway.

Congratulations to Sue D!

My favorites are the strawberry card and the gratitude journal. I follow you on IG as waterlily57.

You've won a $15 coupon code to use on anything 
at Artsy Albums!  I will be emailing you :)

Thank you to everyone who hopped along with us! If you missed the hop, you can check out lots of awesome inspiration here.

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Over $150 of product in a BOX!

Products are from:
Doodlebug • Simple Stories • Echo Park • Bella Blvd • Bo Bunny • Carta Bella • We R Memory Keepers

Boxes are each different but all will include:
  • 100 sheets of 12" x 12" pattern papers   
  • 30 sheets of 12” x 12” card stock
  • 1 6x6 paper pad
  • 6 12” x 12” sticker sheets
  • 1 6” x 12” sticker sheet
  • 2 Echo Park Designer Dies
  • 2 Doodlebug Sprinkle Shapes
  • Other miscellaneous embellishments
Great Variety!!!

Products have a variety of styles and colors. Most papers have 2-3 papers from the same collection so they will coordinate. Themes include Spring, Easter, Fall, Christmas,  and general everyday.

Visit our online shop to get yours before they are gone!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Top Ten Blog Hop 2017

Welcome to the Top Ten of 2017 Blog Hop!  
Today I'm joining other scrapbookers and papercrafters from across the industry to share my favorite top projects from the year.   There are prizes and lots of inspiration along the way so have fun hopping!

I also have a PRIZE for you!

Win this $15 gift certificate to use on any scrapbook kit at Artsy Albums!
To be eligible to win,
 "like" Artsy Albums on Facebook and/or Instagram @artsyalbums,
and leave a comment below telling me which of my top ten faves is your fave!
Winner will be announced on my blog, on Facebook and on Instagram 1/1/18.

Here are my Top Ten Favorite Projects from 2017!
(Sees links to the project's original blog post )

This fun Spring Things acrylic album was created for a Doodlebug Design Team project, and was also sold as a DIY kit at Artsy Albums.

I love the Spring Things collection so much, I used it again for a 

This is a fun folding card that I created using one of Lori Whitlock's adorable cutting files.  

"Building Our Home" was created for a Simple Stories Design Team project. This album documents the story of building 
our new home in 2016.

This is my favorite shaped album of the year.  I used a large scallop 
Sizzix die to cut out the white chipboard pages. 

This is one of my newest projects, Handmade Goodness, and it was created as a DIY kit for my Artsy Albums shop.  For those who love to scrapbook, sew, quilt, knit or paint!  What a fun way to save those wonderful memories !

This darling little box was created with the Doodlebug BooVille collection.  A little album is tucked inside for saving my granddaughter's 1st Halloween memories.

I love this cutting file by Lori Whitlock.  I turned it into a 
little gratitude journal for Thanksgiving.

This sweet little Christmas Recipe Album was created 
for Doodlebug and then for Artsy Albums as DIY kit.

This was probably my favorite album of the entire year!

Thank you so much for joining us on this blog hop! 
Here's the full list of designers. Now hop over to your next stop, the super talented Tracy McLennon ... and don't forget to leave a comment and follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram if you want to be eligible for my prize too!

Blog Hop List
Traci Penrod >> You Are Here
Tracy McLennon >> Next Stop
Wendy Antenucci