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Monday, December 21, 2015

Doodlebug Slam Dunk Mini Album

Today's Project: Doodlebug Slam Dunk Mini Album

When the boys were young, they both played basketball, but as they grew up, they didn't quite grow UP enough (ha ha) so basketball didn't become their thing. Still, we always had a hoop on our driveway and they enjoyed playing pick-up games with the neighborhood kids. 

This little album, using Doodlebug's new Slam Dunk collection,  will be perfect for saving all of those fun memories.  


I used one of Doodlebug's tabbed chipboard mini albums and loaded up the cover with paper from the Slam Dunk 6x6 paper pad.   The large circle was cut from the back of a 'game stripe' 12x12 sheet.



I love the smaller prints in the 6x6 pads, and the little versions of the cut-apart cards are perfect for mini albums.  The "Love the Game" piece is a 4x6 card on the 12x12 sheet, but fits perfectly at 2x3 from the smaller paper pad. 


But don't ignore the larger 4x6 cards for mini albums!  As you can see above, I used one on the left side of this layout by just trimming two of the sides down a bit.

I love the die-cut basketball flying off the top of the album ... and although not shown well in this photo, the right side page has a card that flips up to add photos inside.  I added a few number stickers to the jersey.  Mine represents the year, but it's even more fun to add your player's number!


Finally, none of my projects are complete without enamel dots and sprinkles. Doodlebug has lots of fun enamel shapes ... the stars were perfect for this album.

Here are a few more of the pages:




I hope you've enjoyed seeing a few pages from my basketball mini!  Please visit my Facebook page and instagram to stay up-to-date on new album kits, sales, giveaways, and posts.  Thanks!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Winner and a SALE at Artsy Albums

We have a WINNER (and a SALE too!!) 
We've marked ALL of our Christmas kits down 20% today!





You can check out the deals at www.artsyalbums.etsy.com

Also, congratulations to Lillian Hawk ! She won a fun collection of Bo Bunny Dear Santa products during our Facebook giveaway this week!  To follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and stay up-to-date on giveaways, sales, new scrapbooking kits and coupons ... visit us at

www.facebook.com/artsyalbums and on instagram @artsyalbums :)


Monday, December 14, 2015

A Christmas Mini Album Makes a Wonderful Gift

Trying to think of what to get that girl who has everything ... the hostess who always plans the perfect party, or a family member who doesn't see the kids as often as she'd like?

Consider a Christmas album filled with photos of friends and family, or leave the pictures out so they can add their own!

We still have a few Christmas albums in stock and if you order by this Wednesday, December 16, we can ship it to you pre-made and ready for gift-giving!  If you know someone who loves to scrapbook but rarely has the time ... give them a do-it-yourself kit from Artsy Albums!  All of the materials are pre-cut with full instructions ... they just need a few small tools and some adhesive!   Kits should be ordered by Friday, December 18 to arrive before Christmas.






Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Blog Hop AND Baseball Party Decor

Hi everyone!  Lots going on today!  I'm hopping along with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our December blog hop, AND I have a fun project posted over on Doodlebug's blog.  

First, my Doodlebug project ...  the new Home Run collection is perfect for all of your baseball themed projects.  I made this set of party decor for birthdays or team parties, and it was really easy to create!  Visit Doodlebug Designs to get more details.... 




...now scroll down to continue Lori Whitlock's blog hop!  I've got a Christmas tag tutorial to share with you!

For my blog hop project, I created some Christmas tags for my gifts.  These are really fun to make and super easy!

To make your own Christmas gift tags:

1.  Duplicate Lori's tag file several times on an 8.5x11" mat in your Silhouette software.


2.  Go to Lori's shop and download Christmas shapes and phrases ... both work great!

3.  Resize the phrases and shapes so that they fit into the tag shape, and add fill color if needed.



4.  Select the Christmas shape or phrase and hit "no cut" in the cut settings.  Be sure that the tag shape is still set to cut.

5.  Once you have colors filled, shapes sized, and cut settings chosen, PRINT the tags on to white cardstock.  Be sure registration marks on turned on!

6.  Once printed, use your Silhouette to cut the tags out.  You can also create an OFFSET background to mat the tag on colored card stock. 

7.  Finally, add ribbon, Doodlebug's chunky twine, gems, or other details to really make your tags the highlight of your Christmas packaging.  



I know that was a quick tutorial, so let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment.

Now, back to Lori's blog hop .... don't miss these awesome goodies too!


Leave a comment on Lori's blog for a chance to win a $20 Gift card in her shop!




Back to the hop!  Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Surprise Sunday Sale!!



Doodlebug Designs 2016 Design Team

I have a happy announcement to share today!  

I'm honored to have been chosen to return to Doodlebug Designs 2016 design team!  Doodlebug is an amazing company of wonderful people and colorful, fun products and designing for them this past year was a wonderful experience.   Congrats to the other returning team members and to all of the new girls!  I look forward to a creative year ahead!


Here are a few of the projects I designed for Doodlebug in 2015:







Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Doodlebug Sugarplum Christmas Album House

Today's Project:  A Doodlebug Sugarplum Christmas Album House

Good morning and happy December!!   I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I spent the day with family and friends and ate too much wonderful food ... perfect :)

I have a new mini to share with you today.  This adorable little house has been on my mind since I created one for Halloween a few months back, and thanks to Doodlebug Design's adorable Sugarplum collection, it turned out pretty cute.

It's available as a kit in the shop (or pre-made).  I think it makes an adorable home decor piece for the holidays and perfect for saving your Christmas memories. 



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