Friday, January 31, 2014

A Layout with Silhouette Cotton Canvas

Hi everyone,
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

Custom Scrapbook Designs

Good Sunday morning!
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

Stitching With Your Silhouette

Happy Saturday Friends!
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.

For the title, I cut several of the same shape out of the chipboard and layered them together to create my own chipboard accent piece.  So cool -- I'm going to being doing this more often!

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

Wedding Memories Scrapbook Album

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!

This album has such cute chipboard embellishments. The ones on the cover are so perfect - the flowing wedding dress and sparkly ring! And we can't forget the fun interactive elements inside like the folds outs, flip-ups and pockets for extra storage!

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.


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Sunday, January 19, 2014

2 New Horse Themed Scrapbook Albums

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".

My second one is called "Horses Forever".

My albums are always available in two ways. A do-it-yourself kit that is pre-cut, packaged by page and comes with full instructions. Or pre-made so that it arrives to you ready for gifting or adding photos.

I hope you'll follow Artsy Albums on Facebook and subscribe to this blog to stay up-to-date on all of my latest kits and projects! I have lots of fun plans for the coming months!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, January 17, 2014

A Wedding Mini and New Silhouette Vellum

Hi Artsy friends!
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

A Double-Sided Adhesive Tutorial with Lori Whitlock

Hi everyone,
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

Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team

Welcome to Artsy Albums and your next stop on Lori Whitlock's January 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 creative ideas at each stop!
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".  

This "Love These" arrow design is super cute and comes with three different sayings -- great for scrapbook layouts!
Lori also has brand new nesting shapes in her shop and at Silhouette.  I used the star on my layout and enlarged it to be a focus on the page.
Paper by Lori for Echo Park -- "That's My Boy"

Lori is having an awesome sale on her website today...

And I'm doing a GIVEAWAY here on my site:
One winner will be announced on Facebook and here on my blog on Thursday, January 16.

A $10 download card to the Silhouette store  
Enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don't forget to leave a comment below so I know that you've entered my giveaway!! 

Wow! So much fun stuff! Now on to the rest of the blog hop!

Thanks for hopping by! 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

We R Memory Keepers Jet Set Projects

Hey guys! Yesterday, I shared the first of two projects that I created for the We R Memory Keepers CHA catalog. It was a really fun 12x12 layout which you can see here. As promised, I'm back today to share my second project. 
It's a mini album I made using the same fantastic We R Memory Keepers, Jet Set Collection. When I saw the 12x12 USA map paper, I knew it would be a great cover for a travel album. Wouldn't it be fun to add an enamel dot or gem on the state(s) that you've visited? I love that idea!

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

12x12 Jet Set Travel Scrapbook Page

Hi scrappers! As many of you know, the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) winter show is in full swing this weekend. Today and tomorrow, I'll be sharing two projects that I created for We R Memory Keepers CHA catalog. I used an awesome travel collection called "Jet Set" and it has wonderful stickers and tags!

Today's project is a great 12x12 page layout. I love the colors, the print papers and the font used in this collection. It all reminds me of a super cool 1960's travel advertisement! 

Thanks for stopping by. Check back tomorrow when I'll be sharing the second project I created - a new mini album!


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Friday, January 10, 2014

A Winter Silhouette Layout

Happy Friday friends!
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.  

Did you know that you can design your page layout in the Silhouette software?  You can even drop in photos so that you can see your page before you ever cut the first piece of paper!

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!