Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Doodlebug Back To School Calendar

Today's Project:  School Calendar
Created For:  Doodlebug Designs

Hi Artsy Albums friends!  I'm on the blog with a project that serves two purposes today! When my boys were younger, part of the challenge during the school year was keeping track of everything! Homework, field trips, baseball games, programs, fundraisers, tests ... the list goes on and on.  So we always had a school calendar in the kitchen to keep track of everything.  My calendar back then wasn't very cute, but it was functional.  If I'd had Doodlebug's new Back To School collection then, it could have been both!

I started my calendar with August, because here in GA, school starts early.  But you could start yours with any month.  The top portion can hold first day photos, favorite new outfit pictures, or even shots of the kids with their new teacher.    

For the calendar portion, I kept it simple with a few stickers and Doodle-Pops.  I just love the Skinny Alpha stickers ... there are so many on a sheet it was easy to spell out all of my months in different colors.   And here's another tip, Doodlebug has wonderful Teensy Type stickers that would be perfect for adding the dates 1-31 to each calendar!  

The washi tape that is part of this collection is so cute!  It was perfect for running along the bottom of each calendar for extra color and a fun accent.

Once the calendar has been used for the year, take out your binding and put each 12"x12" layout in a scrapbook!  Instant school album!!  I love when projects serve double-duty! 

Here are a few more pictures :)

Thanks for letting me share this fun project with you today! 
I have some special plans for National Scrapbook Day this Saturday, May 2nd, so be sure to follow our blog and "like" us on Facebook to stay up-to-date! 

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kaisercraft Blue Bay Mini Album for Mother's Day

Mother's Day 2015 is May 10th ...are you ready?  You can be with a wonderful gift of memories she will cherish for years to come!  Don't need a Mother's Day gift?  That's okay .. this beautiful album turns into a fabulous all-occasion keepsake with just one simple change :)

This album (created with beautiful papers from Kaisercraft Blue Bay) is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful gift for mom! It will be ready for shipping the week of April 27th so visit our Etsy shop and pre-purchase now!! 

Gorgeous paper and embellishments, tags, fold out pages, pockets -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the 12 pages of this beautiful album. The album is covered with fabulous paper and embellishments by Kaisercraft. The pages include two pockets, a fold-out page and more so that at least 20 photos can be added throughout the book. I always create my albums so that photos can easily tuck under embellishments, and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies. The title on the cover says "So Many of My Smiles Begin With You" and other pages say "Home Is Wherever I'm With You", "You Are Beautiful Inside & Out" and "Treasure Everyday". 

This album would make a wonderful gift for Mom for any occasion, Mother's Day, or just to remind her how much you love her! If you leave the "mom" sticker off the cover, the album can be given as a gift to another family member, friend, or co-worker.  

If you order the album pre-made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving. The album measures slightly larger than 6x6 inches, and the inside pages are 6"x6". Please tell me if you want "Mom" added to the cover or left off (leave note in comments).

Do-It-Yourself Kit:
You can also order this album as a do-it-yourself kit!
The pre-cut scrapbook kit includes all of the materials and instructions to make this beautiful mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
Binder album by Bo Bunny
Precut pattern paper (by Kaisercraft, Blue Bay) 
12 Bazzill cardstock pages (6 double-sided)
Coordinating Die-cut Shapes 
Coordinating card stock stickers
Flowers, buttons and journaling cards
Ribbon and Twine
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Pop Dots or other dimensional adhesive
1/4" standard hole punch
craft knife

Visit my Etsy shop to purchase this already popular kit before it sells out!  

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monogram Home Decor with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi Artsy Albums friends,
I have an easy home decor project posted over on Lori Whitlock's blog today with a link to purchase a great set of monogram cutting files to make this project. Come visit me on Lori's site today at www.loriwhitlock.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Artsy Albums Weekend Sale 25% off

Weekend SALE! 25% off your purchase of $20 or more!

Sale ends Sunday at midnight.

Coupon Code WEEKEND25 

(not valid on custom orders)

Friday, April 17, 2015

We R Memory Keepers Mini Album

Today's Project:  Spring Cinch Album
Created For:  We R Memory Keepers

Hi everyone!   I'm sharing this Spring Mini Album over on We R's blog today.  For this little album I used the Hello Darling paper and embellishments, and The Cinch binding tool.  I also used some other We R Memory products that I’ll share as we go … 

I’m a big fan of layers so I layered lots of goodies on the cover.  The ephemera die-cuts with this collection are wonderful so I paired a few of them with We R’s new sequins and alpha block stickers.

For the first inside page, I used one of my favorite Lifestyle Crafts dies, Classic Doily, and layered on a few more die cuts.  I don’t envision a photo going on this page … just a pretty introduction to my album.

On this page, I added a scallop photo mat that I embossed for a little texture.  

…and then for this pocket page, I added a Raindrop border punch for some extra detail.  I tucked one of the 4x6 journaling cards from the collection into the pocket.

Thanks for letting me share this spring-inspired mini with you today!  I hope spring and warmer weather are happening where you are soon!   

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Hello Darling paper collection and Ephemera Die Cuts 
Hello Darling Enamel Shapes
White Card stock
We R Memory Embossing Folder

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

April Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone,  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's Creative Team April blog hop!  

If you just hopped on at my blog, be sure to head back over to Lori's site and start from the beginning :)  There are lots of fun projects at each stop so you won't want to miss any of them!

For my project, I created a baby album and turned it into a gift card holder.  A few friends and I will give this to a new mom with a gift card tucked inside ... so it's an album, a card, and a gift card holder all in one!

Be sure to check out all the goodies that Lori has for you today!  Freebies, sales, and a chance to win a gift card over on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog along your hop.  Please visit me on Facebook to stay up-to-date on Artsy Albums sales, giveaways, and new kits !

Now back to the hop!  Your next stop is:  Kathy Skou

Monday, April 13, 2015

Doodlebug Patriotic Parade Mini Album

Today's Project:  July 4th Mini Album
Created For:  Doodlebug Designs  

Come visit me over on the Doodlebug blog today!  I'm really loving their brand new Patriotic Picnic collection...

I love love love this star vellum!  The little stars have a raised shiny texture that looks so pretty!

To cover the edge of the chipboard covers, I added a line of Stars  and Stripes twine, and the Doodle-pops that match this collection are too cute!!  The Doodle-pop flag is covered in glitter ... love it!!

I used the star gems throughout the whole album .... in fact, I like them so much I think I used every single one on the card! Ha!

Another one of the many things I love about this collection is that you can use it for many themes, not just 4th of July photos!  It would be a perfect collection for military pictures, birthdays, summer picnics, and more!  Leave a comment telling me what theme you will use Patriotic Picnic for!!  I love hearing your suggestions!

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