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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  

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Handmade Goodness: Documenting a Crafty Life

Do you scrapbook? Sew? Quilt? Knit or Paint?  Do you go to craft retreats with friends?  Save all of these wonderful memories in this fun album!
This album is available as a DIY kit (46.99) or pre-made (58.99) and will make a wonderful keepsake for all of your crafty memories!  The album measures slightly larger than 6x8 inches, and includes 12 scrapbook pages and 10 divided plastic photo sleeves.

Fabulous paper and embellishments, tags, fold out pages, pockets -- these are just a few of the things in this creative album. The paper and embellishments are from Echo Park (designed by Lori Whitlock). The pages include pockets, several fold-out elements and more so that at least 30 photos can be added to the scrapbook pages, and many more can be saved in the plastic sleeves.

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 "Handmade Goodness" and other pages say "Made With Love", "Live Love Create", "I Can Totally Make That",  and "The answer is crafting (I don't care what the question it)" ... just to name a few.

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 beautiful mini album!

Included in the Kit:
Binder Album by Simple Stories
Precut pattern paper by Echo Park
Bazzill cardstock pages
Coordinating Die-cut Shapes
Coordinating Chipboard
Journaling and Title cards
Enamel Dots
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

For more details or to purchase this DIY kit, visit Artsy Albums at:

Happy crafting!!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Doodlebug Mix it Up Challenge

Hi everyone ... it's Traci and I'm back to share my project for the Mix-It up challenge.  The design team was asked to mix up a few collections for this week's challenge.  I used some papers from three different collections -- Hats Off, Gingham/Linen Prints and .... ??? Can you find the paper that doesn't go with the first two?  Do you remember which collection it's from??

I'll tell you the mystery paper in a minute ... but first you'll notice that I used Hats Off, a graduation line for a Happy New Year theme.  It worked perfectly since black, white, and silver are great colors for ringing in 2018!

Many of the embellishments in Hats Off also worked for my mini album ... especially the PARTY acetate, stars, and the adorable little cameras!  I even added in a firework embellishment from the Yankee Doodle collection!

Have you discovered the mystery paper yet?

You will find it in the photo above and in the one pictured below!

If you guessed the animal print from the At The Zoo collection, you are correct!!  This was such a fun way to mix prints and embellishments.  We'd love to hear how you've mixed Doodlebug collections together in your projects!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop

It's December!  It's almost Christmas! and as I type this, it's snowing for the first time in two years here in Georgia!  Today was the perfect day for staying inside and creating some super adorable gift card holders and stocking stuffers.  

Since it's also Lori Whitlock's December Blog Hop, and my blog is the first stop on the hop, 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!
Aren't these little gift card bags adorable??  I tried to get a photo of the little gift card pocket inside, but it didn't photograph well ... so you'll have to trust me ... it's inside the little bag and a perfect spot for tucking in a card!

Need a cute little stocking stuffer or something adorable for each person's place at dinner?  These little mint wrappers are so much fun and SUPER easy to make.  

Your next stop on the hop is

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Recipe Album with Doodlebug Designs

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm back to share a sweet new album with you.  I created this cute holiday recipe book for Doodlebug Designs and decided to make it available as a DIY kit, or premade album in my shop!  It's the perfect little recipe album for favorite Christmas cookies, cakes, pies, and other yummy sweet treats .... and it makes a wonderful gift!  Quantity is limited.
I used a 4x6 binder album by Simple Stories and designed the cover with my favorite paper from the Milk & Cookies collection.  I added some stickers from the This & That sheet, some Chunky twine,  a button, and some cute sprinkle shapes.  I printed the title on my computer ... the font is by Lori Whitlock called LW Cutie Pie.
I love the inside cover.  The 6x6 sheet of brick paper reminds me of a kitchen wall, and the little Odds & Ends furniture piece and kitty are so cute!! (Note: due to availability, the cat die cut will not be included in the kit).

For the inside, I designed some simple tab pages using my Silhouette machine, and covered them with papers from the Milk & Cookies and Petite Print collections.
For the recipe cards, I created a design in my word processing program and left a little space in the lower right corner for some mini icon stickers. I love these little stickers!  This might be one of my favorite details of the project.  For other holiday project ideas, visit the Doodlebug blog this week.  

To purchase this recipe album for yourself or a gift, visit the Artsy Albums online shop today!!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Simple Stories Beautiful Album

Welcome back to the blog everyone!  It's Traci and I'm back to share a new Sn@p project I've been working on.  I just love black and white photos and when I saw the Beautiful collection, I knew it would work perfectly with some of my favorite family photos.

Although the photo above doesn't show it well, there is a really pretty touch of metallic gold in the collection.  The bow on the 3x4 accent paper, and the word "amazing" on the chipboard piece at the bottom are gold ... so pretty!

Thank you for letting me share my latest Sn@p album with you!  Check out the entire "Beautiful" collection here.