Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Page Maps & Doodlebug Designs

Today's Project:  Page Maps 12x12 Layout
Designed for:  Page Maps and Doodlebug Designs

Hi everyone!  Doodlebug teamed up with Becky Fleck and the Page Maps team this month and we are  playing with some of the new July maps.  Becky sent me a great 2-page layout with lots of photo spots...perfect for summer pictures of my adorable nieces!

Here's the PageMaps July 2015 12x12 double :

And here's my take on the design:

I used Doodlebug SunKissed paper and embellishments, along with doilies, stickers, and glitter sprinkles.  I also used Fancy Frills border stickers ... and here's a tip:  when you buy Fancy Frills border stickers, buy 2!  They are true 12" long stickers and if you buy 2 sets, you'll be able to create borders across both 12x12 pages like I did here!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Here's a list of all the Doodlebug goodies I used on this layout:

Monday, July 27, 2015

Shaped School Cards with Lori Whitlock

Today's project:  Shaped School Cards 

Created for:  Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Can you believe it's almost August?  Here in Georgia, school starts back in August, so I decided to create a few of Lori's adorable new shaped cards for today's post over on her blog.

For the apple card, I decided to add a "thank you" sentiment to the base book piece.  I used Lori's "Favorite" font to type my phrase, and then I did a print & cut on cream card stock.  I love the print & cut feature of my CAMEO because I can add any word I want.  It would even be cute to add a teacher's name to the front of these cards!

Lori has lots of these fun shaped cards in her shop so please hop over there and check them out!  Have fun creating!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

New Travel Album DIY or Pre-made

Today's Project:  "Adventure" Travel Scrapbook
Created for:  Artsy Albums Online Shop

This album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake of your travels! 

Gorgeous paper and embellishments, tags, pockets -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the 20 pages of this beautiful album. The album is covered with fabulous paper and embellishments by Pink Paislee. The pages include two pockets and 4 divided photo sleeves so that at least 42 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 "Adventure: Let's Go" and other pages say "Spread Your Wings", "Our Journey" and "Live in the Moment". 

This album would make a wonderful gift for a travel companion, a great journal to take on a trip, and the perfect place to keep photos of your vacation once you return.  

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 6x8 inches.  

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 Simple Stories
Precut pattern paper (by Pink Paislee) 
10 Page Protectors (6 full 6x8, 4 divided)
Bazzill cardstock pages
Coordinating Die-cut Shapes 
Chipboard Embellishments
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
craft knife

For more information, visit our online shop at

Thanks for stopping by!!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

New Pet Scrapbooks

Your precious pets deserve scrapbooks too!  and we have your furry family members covered with our brand new Dog and Cat mini album kits and pre-made albums!  These fun keepsakes are 8"x8" and have space for at least 33 photos.  Adorable papers from Bella Blvd, a precious title die-cut designed by MissKateCuttables, and lots of fun tags, pockets, and fold-outs.
Visit our online shop to get all of the details!

Purchase our pet albums and other kits or pre-made albums here:  

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CREATE Magazine, July Issue

Fun News!
I'm excited to be featured, along with the We R Memory Keepers Design Team in the July 2015 issue of CREATE magazine by Scrapbook Generation.   Each month, CREATE features a manufacturer and provides lots of ideas for using scrapbook sketches.  The online magazine is free and I've provided a link for you below ... check it out each month for lots of scrappy inspiration!

Oh, and you'll find this layout of my adorable nieces on page 88 and 89!  (Those glasses crack me up)!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Flash Sale! Save on Summer Albums!

Flash Sale -- July 12 & 13, 2015
Summer Album Kits just $29.99 
(Also available pre-made)

Save today and tomorrow only!  Visit our online shop at 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer 12x12 Layout with Lori Whitlock Designs

Today's Project:  12x12 Summer Page
Created For:  Lori Whitlock Designs

I have this page posted over at Lori's site today!  Be sure to check out all of her fun new summer cutting files.  I just love the Island Paradise Set!! 

Links are available on Lori's blog today at

Also, don't forget to visit our kit collection for new additions!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Doodlebug Sizzix Cards

Today's Project: Stamp & Die Card Set
Created for:  Doodlebug Designs

The Doodlebug design team is teaming up with Sizzix this week.  Have you seen all of the cute new stamps and dies that Doodlebug has created with Sizzix?  Adorable!  I used the Sweet Treats Framelits Die Set 10pk with Stamps to create these 4 cards.

For the first one, I used the stamps and dies in combination to create the ice-cream cone.  And since a little bling is always fun, I used a Doodlebug jewel for the cherry.  The banners were die-cut from a 6x6 Sunkissed paper pad.
For the next card, I die cut the ice cream out of three different Sunkissed papers.  To create the cone, I stamped the image and then used the matching die to cut the cone out perfectly (no fussy cutting)!

I paired the cupcake and banner stamps with one of Doodlebug's adorable doilies for the next card.  

And finally, a colorful little row of flowers and enamel dots complete the last card.

Hop over to the Sizzix blog this week to check out more fun projects from their designers, and to see the other cute die and stamp sets from Doodlebug!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Cinch Travel Journal

Today's Project: Cinch Travel Journal 
Created For:  We R Memory Keepers

Hi everyone,  today I have a great vacation project posted over on We R Memory Keepers blog.  If you plan to travel this summer, create this easy travel journal to take with you!  Record your memories, tuck in some photos, keep memorabilia in the envelopes, and your trip will be saved and easy to share.  

To create the journal, I used the Cinch Binding Tool, the Envelope Punch Board and the Cinch Journal Kit.  The Jet Set paper is an older We R collection from my stash.  I didn’t need much paper for this journal so using up scraps from the past was perfect!

To start, I created some envelopes of various sizes using the envelope punch board.  This is very easy … just follow the size instructions right on the board!

Once the envelopes were created, I decorated the chipboard covers that are included in the Cinch Journal kit.  When my covers were embellished, I punched my binding holes using my Cinch tool.   Easy directions are also included right on the Cinch, as well as in the packaging for the journal kit.  

Next, I punched binding holes in all of my journaling pages, envelopes, and accent pieces.

Once all of my binding holes were created, I added my binding wire to all the pieces to create my finished journal.  

I hope this has given you some ideas for a travel journal for your summer vacation!  Make them for the kids too!  Theirs could include pages to keep them busy during the trip, space for their photos and notes, or even coloring pages.

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Thanks for stopping by!