Friday, January 31, 2014
I'm back over on the Silhouette blog today sharing a new page layout. I used a fun printable cotton canvas by Silhouette, used sketch pens, and added some cut designs -- read more about it over on their blog!
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Today I'm reminded of how truly blessed I am. In so many ways -- family, friends, health... and at Artsy Albums. Two years ago, I took a huge leap of faith, quit my job, and decided to follow my passion. I hoped and prayed that I would sell just 100 albums in my first year. I did (barely), and thanks to my many wonderful customers, I will soon hit the 750 mark! I'm thrilled that my do-it-yourself kits are a client favorite, and today I wanted to share a few albums you may have never seen -- custom one-of-a-kind albums that were made by special request, for very special people.
Feeling so thankful,
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I hopping on my blog this morning to share a fun Silhouette technique with you. I love the look of stitching on scrapbook projects, but my sewing machine and I have a love/hate relationship -- I would love to use it, but hate lugging it out, threading everything, and then getting reminded how "not good" I am at using it. So, since I use my CAMEO every single day, I've decided that the "look" of stitching will have to do for now.
I created this baby mini album for the Silhouette blog, and posted a tutorial on how to create fun stitch lines with the software's print and cut features. You can check out the whole tutorial here.
I made the base of my album with Silhouette's chipboard. As you all know, I am a chipboard loving girl when it comes to my mini albums, and I was pleasantly surprised with Silhouette's product. It cut beautifully in my machine and added a nice sturdy backing to each of the pages in this album.
So head over to Silhouette to get all of the details on how to make the stitch lines, and for all the links to each shape I used on this mini. Have fun and come back to visit soon!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Hi friends, just a quick post to share another beautiful wedding album that's new to the shop today! It's called Wedding Memories and it's full of soft colors, pretty flowers and great pages for storing your special memories. Take a look!
Save your photos of the happy couple, the proposal, the ring and the wedding in this beautiful scrapbook. You can even add memorabilia to the pockets like ... a shower invitation, place cards, wedding invitation or greeting cards.
This Bella Blvd Collection called Love and Marriage is special. The colors are in dreamy pastels and the patterns are amazing. Fluffy clouds, pink hearts, colorful florals, polka dots and chevrons. I love it!
A happy album for a wonderfully happy time in someone's life! This will make a forever keepsake and be an amazing gift.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Good evening everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to share a quick post to let you know about my two NEW Horse Themed Mini Albums that were added to Artsy Albums this week!
First up, is "Just Horse'n Around".
Friday, January 17, 2014
I'm back over on Silhouette's blog today sharing how I used their brand new vellum! We are going to be seeing a lot more of vellum in paper crafting and scrapbooking this year -- it was a hot trend at CHA this past weekend!
Head over to Silhouette's site to check out more photos of this project, and to learn about all of the other new products they introduced at CHA!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
You can find me over on Lori Whitlock's blog today -- I'm sharing a tutorial on using Silhouette's double-sided adhesive. Lori has some great Valentine's shapes on her website and in the Silhouette store, so I created this cute Valentine Gift Set using her cutting files and the double sided adhesive.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Be sure to come back ... I have a GIVEAWAY that you won't want to miss :)
For my project, I created a layout using a brand new paper line that Lori designed for Echo Park called "That's My Boy".
One winner will be announced on Facebook and here on my blog on Thursday, January 16.
A $10 download card to the Silhouette store
Traci Penrod-- YOU ARE HERE
Chrissy Guido ----- NEXT STOP
Thanks for hopping by!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I created this gate fold album with a simple piece of chipboard (cut to size) and my Cinch binding tool. If you love minis and don't have a Cinch, I would encourage you to visit the We R Memory's website to check it out. I have cinched many mini albums, school projects and work ones too! Super useful.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
I was inspired by all of the chilly (okay...cold!) weather we've been having recently, so today you'll find me over on the Silhouette blog sharing this wintery layout.
How fun is that? I create almost all of my pages this way now. Once I have everything the way I like it, I just move pieces off to the side and start cutting shapes out. It also helps if I use the "fill color" tool. That way, I can cut all of the same color shapes at once! It saves time and paper!
Leave me a comment letting me know if you've ever created a page in your Silhouette software -- I'd love to hear your ideas!