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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.  

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday Sale

Black Friday Sale 

All Scrapbook Kits & Premade Albums

25% off through Monday!


 Visit our online Etsy shop today!
(Sale prices not valid on previous orders or custom designs).


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Hi friends!  It's time for Lori Whitlock's November Blog Hop and I'm excited to be joining the entire creative team to share some fun projects with you!  My blog is the first stop on the hop, so 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!

I made a set of Christmas ornaments for my project this time.  I found these plastic ornaments at Michael's.  They open and have a clear piece of circular acrylic in the center for a photo or embellishment.  
I cut out two 3" circles from silver glitter paper, adhered them to the front and back of the acrylic center of the ornament, and then added Lori's beautiful Nativity circle to each side.   I wanted to be sure the design is shown on both sides when the ornament spins around.


All three designs come in a bundle, or are sold separately in Lori's shop here.

Be sure to visit Lori's blog for her sale, a free file, and a chance to win a gift certificate!






Your next stop on the hop is Kathy's wonderful site!

Traci Penrod .. you are here
KATHY SKOU .. your next stop 
Anita MulCahey
Michelle Zerull


Sweet Treat party with Doodlebug

Welcome back everyone!  It's Traci, and I'm excited to share a few ideas I have for a Sweet Treat Exchange party.  Think cookie exchange, but with any kind of sweet treat!

First, every party needs an invitation.  For mine, I used gingham and linen pattern papers for the base, and then created a print & cut using Doodlebug's Jar of Hearts design with my silhouette machine.  The font is by Lori Whitlock and is called LW cutie pie

Next, I created some cupcake wrappers and toppers.  I punched out scallop circles from Milk & Cookies pattern paper, layered them white card stock circles and icon stickers, and attached them to Doodlebug pixie sticks.  I cut the cupcake wrapper out with another Silhouette design.
For my little signs, I used the Cutie pie font to print the words, cut the card stock to 2.5" x 4" and embellished each one with icon stickers and a few doodlepops.  Each sign is matted with merry berries pattern paper.
Finally, my little banner is just 4x4 and 4x6 cards from the Milk and Cookies and Cream and Sugar collections.  I matted them with card stock, punched holes in the corners, and added ladybug chunky twine.

Thank you for letting me share a few party ideas with you today!  I hope you have fun partying it up with the entire Doodlebug team over the next few weeks!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thankful Mini Album with Doodlebug

Hi friends!  Today I'm sharing an 8x8 mini called "A Season of Gratitude".  

I used two Doodlebug fall-themed paper collections for this album, Fall Friends and Flea Market.  


The little critters from the Fall Friends collection are SO cute!  Look at their little sweaters!



The jar paper is one of my favorite sheets in Flea Market! and I couldn't create my albums without Odds & Ends and Doodlepops.  




Now I just need to get my family together for a fun fall photo shoot so I have pictures to put in my album! That will be the toughest part of this project :)  Thanks for letting me share my album with you today! 

Until next time ... happy crafting!