Monday, September 28, 2015

Doodlebug October 31st Mini Album Kit + Giveaway

Giveaway WINNER ... Congratulations to Penny Mattern! 
Enjoy your Halloween Mini Album kit and all of the fun Doodlebug October 31st goodies Penny!!

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

It's my turn over on Doodlebug's blog today and I'm sharing my October 31st project, PLUS I'm giving away one of these adorable mini album kits!  

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.

This fun album will be available to purchase as a DIY kit in my Artsy Albums shop, but first I'm offering one to Doodlebug to give away to one lucky winner for free this week!  I'm so excited!

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 ...

Now, would you like to WIN one of these cute October 31st Mini Album kits??  Enter to win below:

The contest will run from today through Wednesday of this week and we will announce the winner  on Doodlebug's blog, and here on my blog on Thursday 10/1.  So be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner!!

and remember ... you can also purchase this kit in my shop today at

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Doodlebug Fall Friends Mini Album

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.  Note:  This album is available in my Artsy Albums shop for purchase as a DIY kit or pre-made :)

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!

Be sure to visit the Doodlebug website to check out the whole Fall Friends collection ... and if you are interested in purchasing this album as a DIY kit (or pre-made) ... please visit my shop at  
Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, September 25, 2015

Monogram Journals

New in the shop:  Monogram Journals are just $19.99!

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:  

Visit Artsy Albums at

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 Pages

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Now that the kids are back in school, you may have a bit more time to complete some of their school-themed scrapbook pages.  Still, the days get filled up quickly and those class memories may get put on the back burner.  Before you know it, they'll be graduating!

Here are two easy ways to get those school scrapbooks completed before graduation :)

With an easy kit from Artsy Albums ... we just restocked this 10-page DIY page kit.  Remember, our kits are pre-designed, pre-cut, and come with full, easy to follow instructions.  You'll have 10 pages done in no time!

Want an even easier way to get those albums finished??  Call me!  I love doing custom work and will be happy to help you complete your albums.  Check out the custom design section of my website  to learn more about the process.  You send me your photos ... I send you a completed scrapbook!  Done!

Don't let all those school years pass by without saving the memories!  Let me know how I can help you!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Baby Scrapbook Page Kits

Baby Boy and Baby Girl Scrapbook Page Layouts
Available as DIY kits, or pre-made

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!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

School Layout Featuring Doodlebug Card Stock

Today's project:  School Layout 
Created for:  Doodlebug Designs

The design team over at Doodlebug was challenged to create a project using mostly Doodlebug textured cardstock.  This was easy for me to do because I love their wonderful assortment of colors that perfectly match all of their paper collections!  

To create my white background, I designed a cutting file in my Silhouette machine software and then cut the pattern from a 12x12 sheet of Lily White Doodlebug card stock.  If you have a cutting machine that will cut SVG files, I have this file available as a free download HERE.

For additional photos of this layout, and to get more information on Doodlebug's cardstock, please visit their website at

That's it for me today!  Please visit me over on the Artsy Albums Facebook Page to stay up-to-date on my newest kits, tutorials, giveaways, and sales!  Thanks for stopping by!

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