Friday, May 29, 2015

"You Totally Rock" Denim Album and Page Layout Kits

Hey guys! I have a new, more masculine themed, denim album kit (also available as a premade) called "You Totally Rock" and it will make a wonderful keepsake for photos of your favorite guy, son, grandson, father, brother or friend! This one can be all about the boys. Need an album for Dad? Use the father-themed embellishments! Need one for your son? There are embellishments and stickers for him too!

This 6x10 inch denim album includes 14 layered card stock pages (7 front and back) including a fold-out page and pocket page for extra photo or journaling space. This unique album is perfect for any guy ... the denim fabric is sewn around heavy chipboard covers and bound in the center with metal rings. Love this one!

The cover has blue, red, and green colors, great titles, embellishments, chipboard accents and metal brads. A perfect Father's Day gift, a keepsake for your son, an album to save brother memories in ... so many possibilities!

The album is also a great size to display on a shelf or coffee table or to carry in your bag to share with friends.

It uses paper and accents from Echo Park's Jack and Jill collection. The pages include photo mats, journaling and title cards, and space for at least 15 photos!!

"Be Awesome" 6-page Layout Kit

My 12x12 "Be Awesome" 6 Page Scrapbook Kit comes with instructions or it's available pre-made. It would be a perfect addition to a 12x12 album and great for a all the guys in your life.

This scrapbook page kit is perfect for an existing album. The kit comes with pre-cut materials and themed stickers so that you can personalize your pages for a Dad, your son, etc.
As always, thank you so much for visiting my shop! My goal is to create scrapbooks, memory albums, and kits that encourage people to share their stories, preserve their photos, and document their everyday lives.


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

3D Gazebo Tutorial with Lori Whitlock Designs

Today's Project:  3D Gazebo by Lori Whitlock 
Created for:  Lori Whitlock Designs

I have a full tutorial posted over on Lori's blog today with step-by-step instructions for assembling her beautiful 3D gazebo.  Visit her site for all the details!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

We R Memory Keepers Denim Blues

Today's project:  Photo Card Tutorial
Created for:  We R Memory Keepers 

Hi everyone, today I’m sharing a tip for adding lots of photos to a 12x12 page.  I use this technique in my mini album kits and custom scrapbook pages all the time.  When a client requests a custom album they often want more photos on a 12x12 page than will traditionally “fit”.  My solution?  Cards that flip-up or fold-out to reveal additional photos. 

First, I create my 12x12 base page.  For this layout I used the new Denim Blues paper by We R Memory Keepers.  Once I had the base and overall design, I looked at the photos to consider size.  Could several photos be cropped to 3x4? 4x4? another size? 

The key to adding lots of photos is a flip-card that will hold three photos…one on the front, and two inside the card.

For my first card, the photo is 4x4.  The We R Memory Instagram overlay frame is 4x4, so I chose to make my flip-up card 4.25” x 4.25”.  My base card stock needs to be 4.25” x 8.50”, with a score line at 4.25”.

For this layout I have two 4.25x4.25” cards and one 4.25x6.25” card.  In order for me to be able to open the cards from the outside of my plastic page protector, I used a craft knife to create a slit in the plastic.  I slid the page into my We R Memory Keepers Page protector and laid the photo cards down on top of the plastic.  Then I gently cut slits in the plastic along each of the card’s fold lines.  

I added adhesive to the back of each card and slipped the backs through the slits so that the card now opens from outside of the page protector.

Thanks for letting me share this fun way to get lots of photos on a page!  Here are some links to the supplies I used.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose

Happy Wednesday everyone!
It's my turn over on the We R Memory Keepers blog today.  I'm sharing a sweet layout about my niece and her Papa and Meme. This layout features the beautiful Inked Rose collection and one of We R's awesome punch boards. Can you guess which one?  Visit their website to find out, and leave me a comment over there so I know you stopped by!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Doodlebug Doilies For a Baby Shower

Hi everyone!  It's my turn over on the Doodlebug blog today.  The Design team was asked to create some fun projects using Doodlebug's wonderful doilies.  Have you seen the new smaller size??  So cute! and one of the great things about these doilies is that you get a lot of them in the package.  This makes them perfect for incorporating into party favors, invitations and party decor.

These adorable little lambs and treat boxes were cut with my CAMEO machine using files designed by Lori Whitlock.

Doodlebug sprinkles were added for the lambs cheeks, and also for their little feet on the treat boxes!  The feet are little triangles that come with the beetle black arrow sprinkles.

Here is a list of the other fabulous Doodlebug goodies I used on this project:
Lily White Doilies, Regular and Mini
Lovebugs double-sided cardstock
Sweet Things double sided cardstock
Black and white textured cardstock
Doodles cardstock stickers
Cupcake Doodle Twine
Cupcake Boutique Button

Thanks so much for letting me share my little lambs with you!  Come visit me over on my Facebook page and Instagram to stay up-to-date on sales, new kits, giveaways and more!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Doodlebug Back To School Scrapbook Album Kit

We've added a brand new kit to the shop, perfect for all of your school memories ... Preschool-Senior year!   Like all of our kits, this one can be ordered completely finished and ready for photos, or as a do-it-yourself kit.  Full color, step-by-step instructions are always included.

The album starts with a preschool page and goes all the way to senior year! It has 30 pages (15 double-sided) that include:
2 pockets for memorabilia
14 6x8 scrapbook pages, each dedicated to a year of school (preschool-12)
7 double-sided divided photo sleeves for extra photos

Fun primary colors, titles and phrases, and lots of embellishments -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the pages of this fun school memory album. The album has a red linen spine (by Simple Stories) and is covered with adorable paper and accents from Doodlebug Designs. The pages include photo mats, stickers, and grade labels.

If you order the album pre-made, it will be shipped completely assembled and ready for photos or gift-giving. 

Order your School Years kit in my shop here:

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

May Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's Creative Team May 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!  The Creative Team has lots of fun projects to share so you won't want to miss any of them!

For my project, I'm sharing a few of Lori's folded box cards.  These are always so much fun to make and there are so many styles you could create one for every occasion!

Be sure to check out these other goodies that Lori has for you today!

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, May 11, 2015

Graduation Gift Ideas with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi Artsy Albums friends,
I have a great graduation project posted over on Lori Whitlock's blog today!     Come check it!

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Lake Memories Mini Album

Happy Friday!  Summer is fast approaching and that means lots of folks will be headed to the lake.  Camping, fishing, boating ... lots of summer fun that deserves to be remembered.  The latest mini album from Artsy Albums will help make saving those photos fun and easy! As always, the DIY kit comes with all of the pre-cut materials to make creating this album a breeze.  The full-color instructions are easy to follow and there are some really fun details in this one.  Check out the bear paw acetate page :)

Thanks for stopping by today everyone!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Engagement or All Occasion Mini Album Kit

Hi everyone!  There is a new mini album in the shop this week and the colors on this one are fabulous!  When I visited the National Craft and Hobby Show this past January, the most popular, on trend colors at the show were gold, mint or aqua, and salmon.  The collection I used for this album by My Mind's Eye lives up to it's name ... "On Trend".  

I paired the paper and embellishment collection with one of Heidi Swapp's 5x7 Memory Binders to create this fun new mini album.  It would be perfect to give as an engagement gift, but it really works perfectly for all occasion photos too.  

Purchase this kit in our shop here while supplies last: 

Purchase this kit in our shop here while supplies last:  

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Instagram Mini Scrapbook Album, We R Memory Keepers

Today's Project:  An Instagram Album for Mom
Created For:  We R Memory Keepers

Hi everyone, since Mother’s Day is coming up this Sunday, I decided to create a sweet little Instagram gift album for the We R Memory Keepers blog. Visit me there today for the full post and additional photos :)

For pictures of my newest items and tons of great scrapbooking ideas and examples, don't forget to follow me on Pinterest and on Instagram!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!