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Saturday, June 29, 2013

A New Mini Album Kit with Simple Stories 24/7

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend ... perhaps spending some time with family or friends ... maybe taking some photos of those simple moments together?

As I was creating the latest mini album scrapbook kit yesterday, I was reminded of all the little moments that make up our "Everyday Memories".  Simple Stories says it best in their new 24/7 collection ... "Do More of What Makes You Happy" and "Enjoy The Everyday"...

The latest mini album kit in the Artsy Albums collection will remind you of those special moments too, and hopefully encourage you to grab your camera and document even the little things that otherwise may be forgotten.







Friday, June 28, 2013

Frosted Designs June Blog Hop


Welcome to the Frosted Designs 

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" blog hop! 
Today through July 3rd

I'm excited to be offering a prize for the hop!
$25.00 credit towards anything in
my shop!

(winner pays postage)


To be eligible for the prize:
1. You need to hop to every blog on the list.
2. Leave a comment here AND at Frosted Designs telling us that you completed the hop.
3. Complete a Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Type of project and link it up to the inlinkz on the Frosted Designs post! 

1. Brenda
2. Artsy Albums >>> You are here :)
4. Lori
5. Manda
6. Amanda
7Sassy
8. Narelle
(*Note... if you don't have a facebook account, you can still play along with us! You will just skip the 10th stop!) 

You're going to love the next stop on your hop!...Felicity

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Polka Dot Challenge at Frosted Designs

I'm seeing spots!!  and you will be too if you join the challenge over at Frosted Designs this week!  It's all about Polka Dots!  Here's the link...Frosted Designs...and remember, you can't win if you don't play!





Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shaping Text Silhouette Tutorial

Good morning friends!

Today I'm sharing a couple projects that I created using a fun cutting technique.  I have a step-by-step Silhouette tutorial posted on Lori Whitlock's blog today so head over there to learn how to bend your text to fit into your shapes.

Here's an example...I made this card using one of Lori Whitlock's hot air balloon files.  I cut "Thank You" in the center of the balloon's banner.  See how the letters bend with the shape of the balloon?

And here is another way you can use this technique -- cutting phrases out to wrap around a circle!


Embellishments:  Echo Park A Perfect Summer

Check out the Silhouette tutorial at Lori Whitlock's Blog!


Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock

Hello friends!  

Hope you are joining us for some summer fun!  Lori Whitlock is having a blog hop today so if you've just arrived from Mendi's  blog...welcome!  You're in the right place!


If you don't know about the hop and want to join us, fantastic!  You'll want to hop over to Lori Whitlock's site to get started!

This hop is all about summer inspiration!  For many of us, summer means travel, and what would travel be without a camera to capture all those wonderful memories?  Well, this adorable camera may not take any pictures, but it certainly is a fun little keepsake for storing those vacation shots.

For this project, I used Lori's new camera mini album.  I enlarged it 130% so that I could tuck in some 4x6 photos.  The paper is Here and Now by Echo Park, another awesome collection designed by Lori! I love the bright summery colors!  


I wanted to keep the album pages simple to focus on the photos, but I did add some element stickers to a few of the photos -- so easy and so cute!


For the camera strap, I punched a hole in the side of my camera after I put it together.  I added a small grommet over the hole and hooked in a little 7 Gypsies chain.  The ribbon is a scrap from an old Basic Grey collection that I found in my stash -- I love that it looks like a real vintage camera strap :) !

Thanks so much for stopping (hopping) by today -- to show my appreciation, I am giving away 
a scrappy surprise to one lucky winner!
To qualify for my prize, you must leave a comment here on my blog, and "Like" Artsy Albums on Facebook (not on Facebook? become a follower here at Artsy Albums instead)

Here is the Blog Hop Order:
Traci Penrod -- You are here :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Thank you AccuCut!

Okay, so all of my followers know how much I love to create mini albums and fun kits.  Thanks to AccuCut, I am able to cut lots of fun shaped pages for my kits.  A few months back, Little Yellow Bicycle asked me to create a mini using their Makin' The Grade school collection.  I immediately knew that the Locker Album die from AccuCut (designed by Bona Rivera-Tran) would be perfect for a school album.  I loved the finished project, so I entered the album into the AccuCut 2013 GrandeMARK challenge.

Today I learned that AccuCut selected this album to win their grand prize!!.  The GrandeMARK die-cut machine was one of my first purchases when I started Artsy Albums.  I knew I wanted to offer my customers something different -- chipboard albums and kits that they couldn't get everywhere.

Thank you AccuCut!! Now I will be able to offer even more fun options to my Artsy Albums customers!

If ya'll want/need a fabulous die-cut machine -- visit AccuCutCraft.com!



Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

So Dog Gone Cute! Imaginese Good Dog Album

A brand new mini album was added to the shop this morning friends....and it might be one of my new favorites!  Who doesn't love taking pictures of their precious pup??  Save those sweet photos in this adorable new mini album -- available pre-made, or as a DIY kit!






This album is available as a DIY kit ($39.99) or pre-made ($44.99) and will make a wonderful keepsake for photos of your precious pup!

Rich, vibrant colors, fun titles, shaped pages, and 3-D embellishments -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the 12 pages of this beautiful album. The cover is covered with adorable paper and embellishments from Imaginese. The pages include wonderful pockets, bone and paw shaped pages, tags, and a fold-out so that at least 22 photos can be added throughout the book. 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 "Paw Prints on My Heart" and other pages say "I love dogs", "Pampered Pets" and "Man's Best Friend". This album would make a wonderful gift for a friend, or just to keep all your "Fur-Ever Friend's" pictures! At 6x6 inches, the album 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. The album measures slightly larger than 6 x 6 inches, and the inside pages are 6 x 6. 

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 adorable 6x6 inch mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
6x6 Binder mini album by Bo Bunny
Precut pattern paper (by Imaginese) 
Pre cut photo mats
14 pages (7 front and back)
Coordinating Chipboard Shapes 
Coordinating stickers
Twine 
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


Purchase "Paw Prints on My Heart" here!

Friday, June 7, 2013

A New Frosted Designs Challenge!

Happy Friday friends!
It's all about "Things with Wings" this week at Frosted Designs so I hope you will fly on over (I know, I'm so corny) and join us for a fun new challenge! As always, we have a prize for you if you link up your project and win!

For my take on the challenge, I decided to scrap some older photos of my nieces when they were fairies for halloween.  My sister is a fabulous seamstress and she made their costumes every year when they were little. This was probably my favorite year -- absolutely beautiful costumes.

So, here are our little fairies with the perfect paper for this layout, Little Yellow Bicycle's Fern & Forest Girl:





Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you'll pop into my shop and see if there are any kits or supplies you can't live without :)  and don't forget...Father's Day is right around the corner and my Father's Day kit or pre made album are both on sale!

All the best to you!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Frosted Designs Blog Hop Winner!!

We have a winner!!  Thanks so much to everyone who played along in the Frosted Designs blog hop!  Make sure you check back in June and July because we are going to be hopping all summer!

I promised a prize to one lucky blog hopper who stopped by to say hi and liked Artsy Albums on Facebook and I'd like to congratulate
Debbie Bakk
You've won your choice of one of the following Artsy Albums mini album kits!  Send me an email letting me know which one you want, along with an address for shipping, and I will get it send out to you!  You have 7 days to claim your prize.

This one comes with two titles, so you can pick "My Sister" or "My Friend"


Thanks for playing along everyone!  

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Squash Album with Lori Whitlock

If you are looking for the Frosted Designs Blog Hop
please scroll down or hop to:  BLOG HOP


I'm having fun with the Frosted Designs Blog Hop this week (I hope you'll check out the link above and join us for some fun sketch inspiration!

I also want to share another new project with you today!  As you know, I'm a huge fan of Lori Whitlock and all of her fabulous cutting files over at Silhouette.  When I received her wonderful new paper line in the mail recently (Echo Park Here & Now) I knew it would be perfect for a mini album I have been wanting to create with a few special photos from my Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk for breast cancer.

This is Lori's Squash Album, a cute little pop up album that is super fun to create.  Check out the details and lots of wonderful die-cutting files over at Lori Whitlock's blog.