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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer & Travel SALE

25% off
Albums and Page kits  
Today, 6/23 through Sunday!
No coupon code needed ... just visit the SUMMER SALE section of our shop here:

Doodlebug Fun in the Sun Mini Album

Hi everyone, Summer is officially here!  Of course, even though my calendar says this occurred on June 20th, here in Georgia it's felt like summer for a few months now.  90+ degree days and it's only June ... yikes!  But despite the heat, I'm loving the sunshine, hanging out by the pool, and digging my toes in the sand.  I've been taking lots of photos too, and Doodlebug's new Fun in the Sun collection will be perfect for documenting my summer memories.

This colorful mini album came together super quick.  I used a Simple Stories pink binder album and tons of Fun in the Sun papers and embellishments. 
It's pretty obvious how much I LOVE the new Odds & Ends die cut pieces.  There are so many in the pack.  I did an entire mini album and still had some left over for another project!

See that little cactus clip on the photo mat below?  How stinking' cute is that!!  

No project would be complete without some chunky twine!!

I love how there are 4x6 and 4x4 cut-apart cards included with each collection. I always add some of them to my divided photo sleeves.

So let me know what you think?  Are you ready to save your summer memories with this adorable collection?  Trust me ... it just doesn't get any cuter!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Doodlebug Mini Album Sale this Weekend!

Summer becomes official on Monday so we've put two of our cutest summery mini album kits on sale this weekend! 
(Our pre-made versions are also on sale)!

Save $10 on each of our "Lil' Sailor" and "Little Mermaid" minis.  We used two adorable Doodlebug collections (Anchor's Aweigh and Under the Sea) to create these sweet little keepsakes.  They are perfect for photos of your little ones at the pool, beach, or just everyday.  And for just $29.99 for a limited time, you can't beat the price for this adorable kit! 

Make one for grandma ... trust me, she will LOVE it!  Check out our online shop for more photos and details.  

Sale ends Sunday June 19, at midnight, est.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Doodlebug Mix-N-Match Challenge: Wall Hanging

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm hopping on the blog to share a fun home decor idea with you.  The design team over at Doodlebug was challenged to mix-n-match several Doodlebug collections in one project.  This was a lot of fun, because Doodlebug goodies always coordinate and look so cute together!

I decided to make a wall hanging for my scrapbook studio.  First, I purchased wooden letters from Michaels.  They have lots of different shapes and sizes.  I chose large white letters to spell CREATE.

I covered each letter with a piece of 12x12 Doodlebug paper and used a craft knife to go around each letter.  The papers I used are from the Anchors Aweigh, Spring Garden, and Under the Sea collections.  Then, I just added lots of cute Doodlepops, stickers, fancy frills, and sprinkles to embellish each letter.

The possibilities with this project are endless.  How cute would your son or daughter's name be hanging in their room or at their birthday party?  Or a newborn's name hanging over the table at a baby shower?  What ideas do you have for creating cute wall hangings with letters?  I'd love to hear your comments!

Easter Parade Icon Stickers

Happy creating!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

June Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hanging out with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our June 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 team has to share with you!
I LOVE all of Lori's wonderful box cards, and I knew the new BBQ box card and Toolbox box card would be perfect for Father's day!  How awesome are these?!  Lori's designs are so much fun!

The "pegboard" on the tool box is the perfect place to "hang" a Happy Father's Day sign.  The sign was easy to print on my computer and add to the frame piece that is already included.   I  embossed the front of the drawers.  It reminds me of textured metal, and the silver foil paper was perfect for the drawer pulls.

These cards will be fun to give to a few dads next weekend!   I'd love to hear about the fun projects you are making for Father's Day!

Don't miss all of the great goodies that Lori has for you today!

Your next stop is Kathy Skou!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

25% off Scrapbook Page Kits this Weekend

All 12x12 scrapbook page layout kits are on sale this weekend!  25% off!   No coupon code needed.  Just visit the page kit section of our Artsy Albums shop today and tomorrow to save! 
(See the shop for more kits!)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Travel Scrapbook Albums and Page Kits

It's that time of year!  Beach vacations ... site seeing ...  trips to Disney and more.  From our mini albums, to our DIY page kits, with Artsy Albums you'll have fun creating scrapbooks to showcase all of your wonderful travel memories.  Visit our online shop to check out all of our travel-themed scrapbook kits.


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Memorial Day Sale!

Happy Saturday everyone!  
I hope you all have a wonderful memorial day weekend!  
Use coupon code REMEMBER25 to save 25% off our entire shop through Monday. (Not valid on custom orders).

Lori Whitlock Sizzix Die Tea Party

Hi everyone!  I’m excited to be posting over on Lori Whitlock’s blog today to share some fun projects using her Sizzix dies.  As you know, Lori designs fabulous cutting files for our digital cutting machines, and creates beautiful paper collections for Echo Park.  She also designs wonderful dies for Sizzix!  For crafters who don’t have a digital cutting machine, or who want to cut heavier materials like chipboard, these are so much fun!
I used several different dies and stamps to create a sweet tea party set for a little girl.  I’ve added links below so you can get all of the details.  The papers and embellishments are from the Petticoats collection that Lori designed for Echo Park.

Before you can have a tea party, you have to invite some friends.  I used Lori’s Sizzix Bigz Teapot die to create my invitation.  To create a card, I folded my white card stock and cut the shape out with my fold positioned to the right of the handle’s cut line.  This prevented that area of the handle from cutting and allowed the fold to stay in tact.  I then cut two more teapots to add to the front, and inside, of the card.

I created some adorable treat packaging with the Square Favor Box Bigz Die and the Bigz 

Favor Bag die.  The “Hello Cupcake” die and stamp sentiment are from Lori’s Birthday

I created a thank-you card using several of the dies and a stamp from the Jar and Teapot Framelit set and finished my set with a cute little mini album.  The Cupcake #2 Bigz die was perfect for this since I wanted to cut several pieces of thick chipboard.  After cutting the cupcake out of pattern paper also, I glued the page pieces together and punched a hole in one side for a binding ring.  A little ribbon and a lot of enamel dots finished off my mini in no time.

I hope you visit some of the links I’ve included to learn more about Lori’s wonderful designs over at, and stop by my shop at Artsy Albums sometime to check out our new mini album and page layout kit releases!
Happy crafting everyone!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Vintage Travel Mini Album Scrapbook with Carta Bella Old World Travel

Happy Wednesday friends!  
It's been a busy few days getting my life back to normal after our family trip to St. Maarten.  Unpacking, laundry, grocery shopping -- always the worst part about traveling!  But we had a great time and the weather was perfect .... 

I got a chance to get back into my studio yesterday so I completed the 3rd release in our series of 2016 travel album kits.  The first two have been very popular .... 

The new one has more of a vintage feel.  For this album I used the Old World Travel collection from Carta Bella.  I just love the aged, antique look of the papers and embellishments.  It will be perfect for European photos, heritage vacation pictures, and lots of other unique travel memories.   

Aren't the colors in this collection wonderful?  The 8x9" chipboard binder album includes 12 6.5x8" scrapbook pages plus 9 plastic photo sleeve pages. The album will hold at least 60 photos.  The title on the cover says "Adventure: For the Love of Travel" and some of the other pages say "Explore", "Sightseeing", and "The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step".   To purchase this album, or any of our other kits, be sure to visit our online Etsy shop at

Hope all of your travel or "stay-cation" memories are wonderful this summer!