Monday, September 28, 2015

Halloween October 31st Scrapbook Mini Album, Doodlebug

Today's Project:  Doodlebug October 31st Mini Album Kit

It's my turn over on Doodlebug's blog today and I'm sharing my October 31st project!

If you're like me, you look forward to seeing the new Doodlebug Halloween collection every year.  The colors are always perfect and the little ghosts and critters couldn't be any cuter.  This year, the October 31st collection might be my favorite ever.  As soon as I saw it, my crafty brain started conjuring up all sorts of ideas for my next mini album.   It's bad ... I even woke up in the middle of the night to jot down ideas!

Here is the result of those midnight brainstorms.

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To create this fun mini, I drew out my house design first and decided how I wanted to cut my chipboard pages.  Once this was done, the papers were so cute it made the rest of the design really easy!

I love the cover.  Doodlebug has so many great stickers, shape sprinkles, fancy frill borders, and Doodlepops ... I had so much fun creating this!   Oh, and we can't forget the twine ... one of my favorite Doodlebug products of all time (and CHUNKY twine is coming still my heart)!

Here are a few of the inside pages ...

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Hope you have a fun Halloween & thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Scrapbook Mini Album, Doodlebug Fall Friends

Happy September friends!
It might only be early September, but Fall is fast approaching and Thanksgiving will be right around the corner.  When I saw the new Fall Friends collection, I was so excited, because not only is it full of Doodlebug cuteness, but it's perfect for both fall projects AND Thanksgiving too!

For my post over at Doodlebug today, I decided to stick to my favorite ... a mini album that doubles as a fall home decor project and a perfect way to save Thanksgiving memories. 

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First of all ... can we all just agree that this little turkey is so stinkin' cute?!  Love him, so he took center stage on the cover (he's a DoodlePop and he fits perfectly over his matching 4x4 card in the paper line).   I also love the Mini Leaves and Acorn Die Cuts and the Bits of Fall Sprinkle Shapes.  These added a fun pop of fall color to the bottom of my cover.

I love Mr. Turkey so much he got to be on the first page too!  I added a few border strips from the Fancy Frills stickers to this page also.

Remember when I said that the Fall Friends collection mixes perfectly for a Thanksgiving theme too?  Well, Doodlebug is brilliant and in addition to the cute die-cuts I used on the cover, they made adorable Thanksgiving themed ones too.  The pilgrim people are almost as cute as Mr. Turkey! 

Whenever I create a mini album (which you know is often), I love to add in the 3x4, 4x4, and 4x6 cut-apart cards that are part of the paper lines. For this page, I love the scene on this card paired with a scallop circle photo mat. Howdy pilgrim!

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As always, thanks so much for visiting!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Monogram Journals

New in the shop: Monogram Journals!

The journal includes your choice of seven colors and three patterns. The book is handmade and personalized with your selections.

This personalized journal measures approximately 6" x 8", has heavy chipboard covers and three tabbed chipboard dividers. There are 24 lined, double-sided card stock pages for journaling. Additional pages can easily be added over time by unclipping the binding rings. 

Uses for this journal:
To Do Lists
Prayer Journal
Travel Journal

To Order:  

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Make your selection for the color of your journal cover:
Black, Brown, Red, Turquoise, Olive, Pink, Navy

Make your selection for the pattern on your cover:
Polka Dots, Chevron, or Diagonal Stripes

Leave a note in the comment section to tell us what letter you want for the monogram. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

School Themed Scrapbook Page Layout Kit, Bella Blvd

Happy Tuesday everyone! Now that the kids are back in school, maybe you'll have some time to complete a few of their school-themed scrapbook pages. I know everyone gets busy & it's easy to put those on the back burner but ... before you know it, they'll be graduating!

So, here is an easy way to get those school scrapbooks completed before graduation :)

I just put this 10-page DIY page layout kit in my shop. It was designed with colorful paper and embellishments from the Bella Blvd, Star Student Collection.

Don't let all those school years pass by without saving the memories! One day, you'll be so glad you did.

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. To get great scrapbooking ideas & to stay up-to-date on new products & sales please "like" Artsy Albums on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Baby Scrapbook Albums are Back in Stock

Happy Saturday everyone!

Do you need a unique gift for a newborn baby?  Are you going to a baby shower and want to take something special to the mommy-to-be? 

Our 6x6" baby scrapbooks are a popular gift and they are back in stock!  What a sweet gift to give a new mom or grandma to showcase photos of the sweet new baby ... visit the shop to purchase yours today!