Monday, September 30, 2013

Reflections Fall Decor Project + Giveaway

Happy 'Day Before October' everyone!

Is it feeling like fall where you are? Here in Georgia we are feeling just a hint of fall in the air.  The leaves haven't started changing colors yet, but temperatures are dipping slightly in the evening and my sweaters have made it out of storage.  

With fall in mind, I released a new fall mini album kit last week and had fun with this little home decor project -- both of these incorporate Echo Park's Reflections Fall collection. This paper line, and the adorable 6x8 canvas hanging set, are Lori Whitlock's fabulous designs.  She has this project posted over on her website today so I hope you'll visit her site and check out all of her wonderful designs.



As I mentioned, this "6x8 canvas wall hanging" is 
one of Lori Whitlock's wonderful digital cutting files.  
It's fun and easy to put together, and also comes with 4 shaped pages so that you can make a scallop or decorative background on each canvas.  
The phrase "A Thankful Heart is A Happy Heart" is also a file designed by Lori.

If you'd like to try out some of Lori's awesome designs, or add to your Silhouette collection, it's your lucky day!  Enter below to win a $10 download card to the Silhouette Store.  

To be eligible, be sure to "like" Artsy Albums on facebook and share our site with your friends! 

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Reflections Fall Memories Mini Album, Echo Park

Good morning everyone! Just a really quick post today to share a brand new kit that I added to my online shop yesterday.  I've had so much fun playing with this paper collection!  First, I'm just a huge fan of the paper designer, Lori Whitlock.  I love everything she creates and her new collections for Echo Park include Reflections, Reflections Fall and Reflections Christmas. They are all beautiful!






The kit for this mini album is available now in limited supply.  With so many different kits coming out over the next few weeks,  I'm keeping things limited, but with lots of variety.  

So don't wait... :)  Reflections Fall Memories Album Kit

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Echo Park 'Beautiful Life' Project

Hi friends!
I'm happy to be sharing a cute gift idea over at Frosted Designs today!  I used Echo Park's paper collection called 'Beautiful Life'.

For the cute little gift box, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine and this adorable box cutting file.
You can also find these adorable UmWow wood banner pieces (and lots of other shapes) at Frosted Designs so head over 
to check out their wonderful shop here.

Thanks so much for visiting today!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

12x12 Layout Page Kits and Simple Stories

I recently added 12x12 page kits to the Artsy Albums collection.  Just like the mini album kits, the 12x12 page kits are also pre-cut, and include full color instructions. 

The newest kit includes 6 school themed pages, using papers and embellishments by Simple Stories.

Whether you prefer mini albums, 12x12 scrapbooks, or both, Artsy Albums kits are fun, easy to assemble, and make quick work of preserving those photos that you have stored in boxes or on your computer!

Smarty Pants Page Kit

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Love Bella Blvd's Daily Chevies

Any where you look these days -- be it fashion, home decor, or scrapbooking -- you'll find the chevron pattern.  This popular zig-zag stripe is showing up on pillows and purses, shirts and shades, and lots of scrapbook paper!  So when Bella Blvd introduced 'Daily Chevies' this year, I knew I wanted to incorporate this fun, colorful, on trend collection into my projects.

My first layout with this collection is being featured over on Frosted Designs today, and in case you haven't heard about their shop, you'll want to check it out!  One shop in the US, and one in Australia, makes online shopping easy from just about anywhere :)...and they have this cute Bella Blvd paper!


Everyone say hi to my sister :)  This photo was taken in West Palm Beach a few years back and is one of my favorites -- look at that blue water...sigh... I want to go back!
Have I told y'all about my current addiction to twine?...(no, not wine, LOL)!  I've discovered that I absolutely love this colorful twisted string on everything!  I love wrapping it around photo mats, so I decided to wrap it around my whole page this time :)


Hopefully this layout has inspired you to use some chevron patterns (and a little twine, of course) on your pages!  Thanks for stopping by today -- and for visiting Frosted Designs too!


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Monday, September 16, 2013

Echo Park & Lori Whitlock -- Love them!

Hi everyone! I'm excited to be sharing a really fun fall project over on Lori Whitlock's site today. Being on Lori's design team has been wonderful because not only are Lori's silhouette cutting files awesome and tons of fun to use on projects, but since she designs paper and embellishments for Echo Park, I get to play with collections from one of my favorite paper companies :)

This is one of those times. This may look like a box but it's actually an album! Check it out :)


Lori’s envelope explosion box is just adorable and as I was putting it together (which was lots of fun, love all the pieces), I thought about some fun ideas for using it. It would be a wonderful 3d scrapbook, with little photos tucked into each of the 8 pockets. And, it would also make a wonderful Thanksgiving keepsake for the dinner table. Each guest could journal on the little cards about what they are thankful for in 2013. How wonderful to have their handwriting, sentiment and a photo tucked into the envelope pocket for sharing each Thanksgiving!

Once the box portion is complete, it looks like this:





Thanks for stopping by today! Here are the Silhouette/svg cutting files used in this project:





Paper, Stickers, Chipboard



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Simple Stories Say Cheese Album and Page Kits!

One of the most talked about collections coming out of this summer's National CHA convention was the Simple Stories collection called Say Cheese.  With a Disney-like theme and colors, Simple Stories filled a gap that has existed in the scrapbook industry for a while.  There just hasn't been that many new products recently that work well for Disney and Mickey Mouse photos.

This collection is wonderful and not only makes adorable mini albums, but super cute 12x12 page layouts too -- so, I did both!

Our Magical Adventure Mini Album Kit





Six-Page 12x12 Layout Kit 

I'm excited to share Artsy Albums latest mini album kit and 12x12 page kit with you! Please visit my Artsy Albums shop to purchase more kits and pre made albums.


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