navigation

Artsy Album Blog - Traci Penrod Artsy Albums Scrapbooking Mini Album Kits Artsy Albums Scrapbook Gallery Shop Artsy Albums Scrapbooking Mini Album Kits with Instructions by Traci Penrod About Traci Penrod Artsy Albums FAQ Contact Traci Penrod of Artsy Albums Kits

Friday, November 25, 2016

Small Business Saturday SALE


SALE!!
Our SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY sale starts today!  

10:00am through Cyber Monday at midnight.  



25% off almost everything in the shop 
(excluding our new Christmas kit and custom orders)

Visit the shop today for some wonderful gifts and great ways to SAVE YOUR MEMORIES!

No coupon code needed.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Doodlebug Gratitude Journal

Happy November everyone!  This month is one of my favorite months of the year ... the fall season here in Georgia is beautiful, the cooler weather is a nice change, and Thanksgiving reminds me to always be grateful for the wonderful things in my life.

With this is mind, I created a gratitude journal using the Flea Market collection and one of Doodlebug's new "Jar of Hearts" cut file.  
 To make the cover, I enlarged the shapes so that the jar was approximately 4.5" x 7.25". I then created an offset shape in my Silhouette software and added 1/4" binding holes to the white jar.  The offset allows me to cut a slightly larger jar to mat the rest of the cover on.
Once I had my larger covers cut from white card stock, I cut the original jar shape out of pistachio petite prints and Flea Market Tiny Treasure paper.   I was able to cut two jars out of a 12x12 sheet.  I cut the same shape out of lined card stock to create the journaling pages.



I added Flea Market Odds & Ends and a few stickers throughout the journaling pages.



For the cover title, I used a scallop oval cut design by Lori Whitlock for my label, and the Doodlebug Family cut file.  Instead of cutting the "family" out, I used the print & cut feature so that I could add the additional words.  


To finish my project, I added some doodle twine around the cover edge, tied some chunky twine at the top, and covered a white pen in Fall Flurry washi tape.


This is a fun project to do every Thanksgiving.  Recording what family members have been thankful for is always fun to look back on in the years to come (especially the handwritten notes from the children)!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and until then, happy crafting!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is Lori Whitlock's November 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 creative team has to share with you!
For my project, I created one of Lori's adorable Flexi cards.  These can be placed in an envelope flat, and then the tabs can be tucked in to create wonderful dimensional cards!

Someone special is getting this sweet card this year!

And before you hop over to your next stop, don't forget that I have brand new page kits and mini album kits in the Artsy Albums shop for fall, family, halloween, newborns, and lots more!  Lori even designed the paper for some of them ;)

Be sure to visit my shop after you finish hopping and use this special coupon code (WeLoveLoriW) to save 20% at Artsy Albums today only!! (not valid on custom orders)

Lori has some fun things for you too!





Your next stop is Kathy Skou! Thanks for stopping by!

Courtney Lee


Monday, November 7, 2016

New Scrapbook Page and Album kits!

We have new scrapbook page and album kits this week!  In addition to the new family mini album kit we introduced last week, we've also added a new page layout kit:


and a new Scrapbook/Recipe Album:



You can get all of the details on these fun kits ... and so many more ... in our online Artsy Albums shop!



Stay tuned ... we will have Christmas kits very soon!! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Doodlebug Petite Prints Frame Project

Hi everyone, it's Traci.   I'm back to share a project I created about my granddaughter using Doodlebug's newest petite prints.  Did you know they now have a 6x6 paper pad for these awesome collections?  I'm so excited about the 6x6 versions for cards, scrapbooking, mini albums, and projects like this one!

My first grandchild was born just a month ago, and for those of you who know I have two sons, you can imagine my excitement for getting to play with some pink for a change!  
I used my Silhouette machine to cut a white 8x8 card stock to fit in my Doodlebug frame.  I offset my boxes with lines that resemble stitching, and used the print & cut feature to create my background. 
And those flowers?  Doodlebug cut files!!!!  Brand new and available in the Silhouette online shop here!  They look super cute cut from the 6x6 gingham and linen prints!

I hope you'll check out the new gingham-linen petite prints!  We'd love to see your projects posted over on the Doodlebug Facebook page, and share them with me at Artsy Albums too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!