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 Echo Park Mini Album

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, but since fall colors are my fave, the fall line just has Traci written all over it. 

Can you see why?  These are a few shots from my family room :)

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's the link :)  Autumn Memories 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!

Purchase Now: 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 often get to play with collections from one of my favorite paper companies :)

This is one of those times -- I'm sharing this adorable project on Lori's blog today.  I hope you'll hop over and read more about the project, see additional photos, and get the details about the cutting files I used! may look like a box, but it's actually an album! Go check it out :)

Thanks for stopping by!!
Oh, and please don't forget to "like" Artsy Albums on Facebook to stay up-to-date on my new kits, giveaways, and coupons!!

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!

I'm excited to share Artsy Albums latest mini album and 12x12 page kit releases with you!  You can always visit my Artsy Albums shop to purchase kits and pre made albums...and be sure to like Artsy Albums on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new products, giveaways, and coupons!

Our Magical Adventure Mini Album Kit

Six-Page 12x12 Layout Kit

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Simple Stories Smarty Pants Mini Album

I'm popping on to the blog this morning to share some pics of the most recent mini album kit.  I just love anything Simple Stories comes out with and "Smarty Pants" is such a fun school collection!  I added a cute wooden ruler and some gingham ribbon to the cover -- perfect for school photos, a teacher's gift, or even field trip pictures.

Check out the details here:  "I Love School" Mini Album

I also have a winner to announce!  We had lots of visitors enter the  giveaway last week, and I'm excited to announce that 
Shannon Neparko
was randomly chosen to receive the $10 Silhouette download card !
Congratulations Shannon!!  I've sent you an email so respond back within 3 days to claim your prize.

To stay up-to-date on all new products, coupons, and giveaways, be sure to "like" Artsy Albums on Facebook!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock + A GIVEAWAY

Happy (or should I say "hoppy"?) Wednesday everyone!
Welcome to Artsy Albums and your next stop on Lori Whitlock's September Blog Hop!  If you're starting here, be sure to head over to Lori's site to start from the beginning!  You won't want to miss the inspiration and fun projects at each stop!

Be sure to come back ... I have a GIVEAWAY that you won't want to miss :)

For my project, I'm sharing my take on two of Lori's adorable designs -- the Apple Favor Bag and the A2 Dot Card.  I thought this would make such a cute gift set for a teacher or your child's bus driver!

For the A2 Dot Card, I cut the base out of red card stock, and the top layer out of white.  The holes match up perfectly, so it was very easy to adhere the top layer to the front of the card.
For the Chalkboard element, I used Lori's Back To School Board, but changed it up a bit since this needs to be a thank you card.  The file comes with two layers so I cut the larger, bottom layer from black card stock.  For the top "thank you" layer, I made a Print and Cut and the font I used ('chalkdust') was downloaded from the internet.  The cute apple comes with this file also, but I did enlarge it to a size that I thought looked cute on the card.
For the Apple Favor Bag, I decided to replace the apple with Lori's cute little school bus.  I re-sized it to fit on the bag's belly band, and used gems for the lights -- SO cute!!

I had so much fun with all of Lori's designs this week that I'd like to give one lucky visitor a chance to win a $10 download card to Silhouette! 

To enter my $10 Silhouette Download Card GIVEAWAY:

Also, don't forget to leave a comment below so I know that you've entered the giveaway!!

Now, back to the blog hop -- your next stop is:

     Chrissy Guido   

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stamps on Sale and a Winner!

Good morning friends!
Before announcing the winner of the Simple Stories 'Say Cheese' collection kit, I want to remind everyone of the great deal I have on these stamps! I have one each of the following stamps left and I have slashed prices to far below purchase, click the stamp set or visit the shop at Artsy Albums online.

Okay...on to our winner.
Congratulations to...
Aggie Stiefer !!!
You have 3 days to send me an email with your address to claim your Simple Stories 'Say Cheese' collection kit!  
Email me at traci(at)artsyalbums(dot)(com) 
After 3 days, a new name will be randomly chosen.
I hope you'll all stop by again tomorrow for the blog hop with Lori Whitlock Designs...rumor has it that I'll be doing another giveaway during the hop :)