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Saturday, February 16, 2019

More 2019 Calendar Pages with Doodlebug

Back on December 28, I posted several pages of a calendar project I was working on.  I only had six months completed at that time, but I have two more to share with you today!
I used the new French Kiss collection for both of these pages.  Like my previous project, I started with daily doodles calendar sheets, and hung the completed pages on 12x12 clipArt boards
I covered the top of the calendar with the adorable Passion for Plaid paper.  I used stickers from the icon sheet, and mini icons, and a few die cuts from the Odds & Ends.
For the months, I used the Daily Doodles Lily White Month Stickers.  The red and blue in this collection worked perfectly for my July 4th theme.  

I haven't completed June, August, September and November yet, but stay tuned! I will share them over on my blog at Artsy Albums when I finish them!


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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

February Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs


Hi crafty friends!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's February Blog Hop! 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!

For my project I created Valentine crayon holders for my granddaughter's preschool class. These are such a fun idea for school friends, especially since there are so many food allergies and crayons are a great alternative to candy!



These come together very quickly!  I ordered the bundle, which has 10 different coloring designs, and then I grouped all the coloring images on an 8 1/2x11" silhouette mat and printed them (2 groups to print all 10) on white card stock. Then I cut them out with a paper trimmer while the cute scallop backgrounds were cutting on my Cameo machine.


Here's the link to the bundle in Lori's shop.  She also sells each one individually. 

Don't forget about all the other fun things Lori has for you today!





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

Traci Penrod (you are here)

Kathy Skou (next stop)

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Brand New Baby Album Kits

This baby boy scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for all of those treasured newborn memories!


NOTE: These kits/albums will begin shipping during the week of February 11, 2018.

This is an adorable little album for a new baby boy (also available for a girl). Give it as a gift for a newborn, or fill it with all of the memories of your own little bundle of joy. Pictures and details of a sweet little boy will be treasured for years to come in this precious book. 

The album measures 6x8 inches and includes 16 pages (8 double-sided). There are 3 pockets, 2 fold-out pages, and 6 additional divided photo sleeves so that over 65 photos will fit in this album! Adorable colors, sweet little baby animals, and lots of space for your darling pictures. 


Visit Artsy Albums to get the details on our newest addition!

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Documenting January with Simple Stories

I've gotten a little behind on documenting my family's stories recently, so I've decided to try something new this year.  At the end of each month, I plan to go back through the month's photos on my phone and print my favorites. I want to keep it simple, so I'll put these photos into an album and document each month's highlights.  January came together super quick!

I used a 6x8 Sn@p binder and the Freezin' Season collection 
for these pages. I love how my die-cut title fit perfectly in the 2x8 space on this pocket page.

I live in Georgia and we rarely get snow, but January is a winter month so these snowflake and embellishments worked great!

I love the little house die cuts in the bits & pieces package.  They were appropriate next to a picture of Rylee in the playhouse at her favorite store.



I love the patterns in these papers (Snuggle Up and the back of the 4x6 element sheet).  The swirls and dots reminded me of wrapping paper so I used them for my son's birthday page.

This was so easy! I'm looking forward to the end of February when I'll pick out my favorite photos from this month! Thanks for stopping by!


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Saturday, February 2, 2019

French Kiss Paris Travel Album

Have you been to Paris or dream of going someday? Maybe you live there! I've been once, and will never forget my trip, so I was really excited with the Paris themed cuteness in the French Kiss collection. So much so in fact, that I decided my second mini for this collection had to be Paris themed.
How cute is the little airplane guy flying around the Eiffel Tower? The tower is from the Odds & Ends pack, and the clouds and airplane are from the mini icon stickers.  
Bon Jour cute little pup!  (I love you too)!
I used lots of the border stickers from the This & That sticker sheet in this album. I especially love the one that's aqua and white (above) ... it reminds me of sitting outside at a cute little French cafe.

Oh the colors in this collection!  I love how they go from soft pink and aqua to bright red and blue!

Clearly, I LOVE so much about this collection :). But that's what these pretty papers and embellies are all about!  Hope you love it too!
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

You and Me Album with Doodlebug French Kiss

Years ago, I started creating a series of mini albums called "You and Me". My albums document the love story I share with my husband. We're high school sweethearts, so the first book goes all the way back to the 80's...yikes!...maybe I should post pictures of that one on my blog someday :). 

The French Kiss collection reminded me of those albums, and creating a new mini with these bright, adorable papers was so much fun.  Here are a few pictures, but I did a video for you so that you could really see all the fun details.
The cover is 4 layers of chipboard!  I love a sturdy album and this one has some nice dimension.  Those two cuties on the bike with that precious pup ... is that not adorable?  Doodlebug has the best die cuts.  I added a few tiny heart sprinkles on the wheels for some extra cuteness, and I created the title with my Silhouette software ("you & me by Echo Park here).

Aren't the colors in this collection perfect?  As you can see, I added in some solid petite prints like the  cupcake dots/stripes above.  The "Always & Forever" title is from the chit chat package.


I used papers from the 6x6 pad and 12x12 size.   I also added in some acrylic pages for a little something different.  You can see these pages in the video below.

And ... yes! this project is available as a DIY kit in my shop.  Stop by my shop for all of the details.



I can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you make with French Kiss!!  Be sure to tag #doodlebugdesigns and #artsyalbums so we can see!



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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Valentine Album with Simple Stories Kissing Booth

Recent family photos have been sitting on my desk just begging to be added to an album, and when I saw Kissing Booth I didn't immediately think of these pictures. It's a beautiful Valentine collection, but my family photos were taken in the fall. Would it work? You bet! I'm thrilled with the way I was able to document family love and togetherness with these pretty papers!

Family photos courtesy of Capturing Bliss Photography


I used a black 6x8 Sn@p album and incorporated black and white card stock in with the patterns. The die cuts are so pretty ... lots of flowers, hearts, and cute sayings that are perfect for Valentine's Day or general everyday family moments.



Even though I love the divided photo sleeves, I used more of the full 6x8 pages for this album. I enjoy creating full scrapbook pages, and with this size I don't have to commit to an entire 12x12 page.

In addition to bits & pieces die cuts, I also used chipboardpuffy stickers, and combo stickers throughout the album. And by the way, my granddaughter IS sweet, don't ya think :) ?

I confess that the Feb. 14 chipboard doesn't match up with the photo I tucked into the pocket, but I loved the piece on this page.  I'll add Valentine photos of this little sweetie when I have some in a few weeks.

Visit me here on instagram to take a peek into more of my albums!   https://www.instagram.com/artsyalbums


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