Monday, August 31, 2015

Family Scrapbook Mini Album Kit with Echo Park

Happy Monday everyone!
It's been a busy few weeks for me with end-of-summer travel, design team projects, and getting my house ready to sell ... but this past week I found some time to play with a new collection from Echo Park called The Story of Our Family.  I just love the colors in this new line so I made a new album kit for the shop.  Check it out ...

Our new Family scrapbook album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will be a wonderful keepsake for your family's memories! This album would make a great gift for Christmas, or a perfect hostess gift for Thanksgiving!

The chipboard binder album includes 20 pages (6 full double-sided scrapbook pages and 4 double-sided divided photo sleeves). The album will hold at least 46 photos and includes 10 plastic page protectors.

Gorgeous acid free archival safe paper and embellishments are from the Echo Park The Story of Our Family collection designed by Lori Whitlock. The album is by Simple Stories.

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 "Family" and some of the other pages say "Together is the Best Place to Be", "You Are So Amazing", "Home Sweet Home" and "Owl Always Love You".

see more today!


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Embossed Cards with We R Memory Keepers

Today's Project:  Embossed Cards
Created for:  We R Memory Keepers

It's my turn over on the We R Memory Keeper's blog.  Head over there to check out their awesome Embossing Phrase Strips -- perfect for making cards quickly and easily!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

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

If you just hopped on at Artsy Albums, be sure to head back over to Lori's site to start the hop from the beginning!  The Creative team has lots of fun projects to share with you and as always, Lori is having a sale and a chance to win a gift card!

For my project, I created one of Lori's adorable "belly boxes".  She has the cutest styles for these ... a bunny, panda, pig, lamb, dog, cat,  and lots of others.  I chose to do the elephant ... so cute!!  You can check out all of her belly box animals here.

Be sure not to miss Lori's sale!  Use coupon code AUGUST to receive 30% off the designs in her SVG shop, and if you like the digital designs, you can also save 30% at Snap Click Supply too!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please visit Artsy Albums on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the newest kits we have at Artsy Albums, in addition to sales, giveaways, and coupons !

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

Monday, August 10, 2015

Color Challenge with Doodlebug

Today's Project:  Color Challenge
Created For:  Doodlebug Designs

For the next two weeks, Doodlebug Designs is featuring a color challenge over on their blog.  The design team was asked to pick a Doodlebug color to play with this week and I chose Blue Jean!  It was easy for me to focus on this color because as a mom of two boys, blue has always been the color-of-choice around my house.

I decided to do three very different cards for my project so that I could play with lots of different Doodlebug goodies.

For the first card, I created a mason jar shaker card using a cut file designed by Lori Whitlock.  I loaded it up with blue jean boutique buttons and sequins, along with one red button for a pop of color.

For the second card, I used one of Doodlebug's Create-A-Cards and punched a star in the top.  Then in true "Melinda Spinks" fashion I added lots of sprinkles and gems to give the star some shine.  The doodles card stock stickers are perfect for adding a quick sentiment.

Finally, for my last card I used another cutting file from Lori Whitlock to make a sweet pair of overalls for a baby card.  This one came together easily with some pattern paper from the Snips and Snails collection and sprinkled star vellum from Patriotic Picnic.  Of course, I also had to have a few Doodlepop critters peeking out of a pocket!

Here's a link to more of Doodlebug's Blue Jean color collection. That's all for me today ... I hope you'll stop by Doodlebug's Blog this week and check out all of the projects from the Design Team's Color Challenge!  

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Vintage Scrapbook Photo Crate, Kaisercraft

Happy Saturday friends! I'm hoping on the blog this evening to share a new addition to the Artsy Albums shop ... and oh my goodness ... this one was fun! This unique scrapbook photo crate is not only a beautiful way to save photos but it's also a perfect place to store greeting cards, tickets and other memorabilia.

To purchase the instructions to make this photo crate visit:

As soon as I saw these crates at CHA, I new I wanted to add a unique photo memory project to the shop. I finally decided on a family theme and vintage color scheme. Kaisercraft's Antique Bazaar Collection was perfect for this.

The 7x5x4 inch wooden crate is filled with folders, chipboard pages, tags, and cards, all beautifully decorated with gorgeous paper and die-cuts.

To purchase the instructions to make this photo crate visit:

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lightbulb Garland with We R Memory Keepers

Today's Project:  Lightbulb Garland Decor
Created for: We  R Memory Keepers

Everyone is having fun with garland and banner decor these days.  Pinterest is full of crafty takes on these fun projects that aren't just for parties anymore!

I created this lightbulb garland for the We  R Memory Keepers blog today ... check out the full post here.  

Visit the We R blog for a list of supplies I used on this project.  Thanks for stopping by today!