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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Basket Shaped Mini Album

"Hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way"! I think that's how the song goes, right? The adorable bunnies from the Hoppy Easter collection have hopped right onto the cover of my newest mini album!
For this album, I used Doodlebug's Easter egg basket cutting file. I enlarged the file and then made an offset around the basket. I used this shape to cut the covers and pages.
This little mini is going to be for photos of my granddaughter's Easter egg hunt, so I used the Hoppy Easter stamp set and doodle dies to create a cute little sign for the first page.
The smaller bunny is from the icon sticker sheet. I love to mix and match the smaller stickers with the larger odds and ends.

So much Doodlebug cuteness! That bunny peeping over the photo mat makes me smile!

The scallop "Easter Egg Hunt Champion" sticker is from the This and That sticker sheet and was perfect for the last page of my album.

Also, just a quick reminder ... I have a few Easter album kits left in the shop using the Hoppy Easter collection!  Check out the details through the Etsy link below.  

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Thank you everyone!!

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Lori Whitlock April Blog Hop



Welcome back crafty friends!  Today is Lori Whitlock's April Blog Hop and 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 these darling little Easter houses.  They've been such a cute little display on my entryway table.  Isn't that little lamb precious??!!


You can get the whole little bundle of these cute houses HERE in Lori's shop :). And don't forget to pick up these other goodies!




Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
Your next stop is Kathy's site so have fun hopping!

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Easter Album Kits Are Almost Sold Out!

Hey sweet friends!  

Just hopping online to tell you that we have a few more of our Easter mini albums left!  Everyone is loving the adorable Doodlebug paper collection and how easy these precious minis are to put together!  Hurry over to the shop if you want to grab one!

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Doodlebug Simply Spring Mini Album

Sunshine, flowers, butterflies and warmer weather! Spring has arrived here in Georgia and despite the incredibly high pollen counts, I'm ready! I've been having lots of fun playing with the Simply Spring collection so I'm excited to share my latest mini with you.

For this one, I used an acrylic cover, which I love for layering all of the cute stickers and die cuts!
In addition to the stickers and die cuts on the cover, I added Doodlebug's adorable envelopes and cards inside the album.  Here are a few pictures, but you can also take a better look at the album by scrolling down to my You Tube video!


I just can't get enough of this Spring collection ... the flower pots and cute little critters are ADORABLE!

Check out my video below and, if interested, please subscribe to my You Tube channel where I'm starting to post more of my Doodlebug and Artsy Albums creations.



We have a different Spring album DIY kit available in our shop!  Please check out the link below for this darling album that uses the same paper collection as the one in this post.  The kit is a 10"x10" album that will be perfect for saving sunny, outdoor, spring memories!

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Here's to warmer days and lots of spring sunshine in your part of the world!  Thanks for stopping by!
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

New Spring Album and Page Kits

Happy Spring everyone!

You may still have snow on the ground where you are, but that doesn't mean you can't start dreaming of warmer weather, spring flowers, and a visit from the Easter bunny!  

We've been super busy at Artsy Albums prepping all of our new spring kits!  We're so excited about these and have more to come very soon so be sure to follow us @artsyalbums on Instagram and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/artsyalbums to stay up-to-date!







Visit the shop at www.artsyalbums.etsy.com 
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Monday, March 25, 2019

Our Little Princess Album

Hi everyone!  I have a post over on Simple Stories today to share my Little Princess Sn@p album.  These pages were especially fun for me to create because I'm a mom of two boys.  Pink and princess themes haven't always been something I did a lot with ... until now!  My granddaughter has made my albums more colorful, and a lot more pink!
The 6x8 Little Princess paper pad is SO CUTE!  I loved this page so much I just adhered a few little bird die cuts with foam adhesive to give the paper some dimension.
I also had fun adding enamel dots (yes! they're back! Yippee!) around the little frame on the 3x4 card, and then repeated them around my 4x6 piece.

I used bits & pieces die cuts (love that dragon!), chipboard pieces, and those cute bow clips to embellish the pages.
I even tucked some darling bows into my 2x2 layout!  I think these insta-pocket pages add so much fun to a sn@p album.
The colors in this collection are perfection!!
I love my granddaughter's album so much that I decided to make it into a DIY kit for my Artsy Albums shop!  You can find the link below!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Lots of Luck Brag Box

You've heard of a "brag book" ... like a little album grandma keeps in her purse to share photos with her friends?  Well, how about a Brag Box?  I was playing with some 3D box cut files recently and found this one by Lori Whitlock.  I love the darling little heart cut outs, and it gave me an idea for a cute photo project.
Check out this video to see the entire project, and then I'll give you some tips on making one for yourself!
            
After purchasing and downloading Lori's 3D heart box, I used my Silhouette software to enlarge the two box pieces so that the square in the center of the lid was 4x4".  I cut out both pieces and used a strong liquid glue to adhere them.  
Next, I cut a small slit in the top of my box lid, and put one end of a  30" ribbon through the top of the lid.  I adhered the end to the top of the lid and covered it with several layers of card stock, cherry petite prints, and Lots of Luck pattern paper.
To add the enamel heart sprinkles to the white box base, I used a craft knife to position each heart through the cut outs in the lid.  I will definitely be getting more of these!  Love them!
For the photos, I adhered six 3.5"x3.5" white card stock squares along the ribbon and added 3.25"x3.25" pattern paper to the front and back of each square.  Each of my 12 photos were cropped to 3"x3" and adhered over the pattern paper mats. 

Finally, I adhered 6 DoodlePop hearts (3 back to back) to finish off the end of the ribbon.  It was a fun way to showcase a few pictures of "the bug", aka my granddaughter :). Thanks for stopping by!

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