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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Top Ten of 2016 Blog Hop

Welcome to the Top Ten of 2016 Blog Hop!  
Today I'm joining nineteen other scrapbookers and papercrafters from across the industry to share my favorite top projects from the year.   There are prizes and lots of inspiration along the way so if you are just stopping by my site, start the hop at the beginning by visiting Mendi's site here Start Top Ten Blog Hop

I have a PRIZE for you!
Win this 8-page Family scrapbook page kit from Artsy Albums.
To be eligible to win,
 "like" Artsy Albums on Facebook and 
leave a comment below telling me which of my top ten faves is your fave!
Winner will be announced here and on Facebook on 1/1/17.
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I decided to share 16 of my favorite projects in honor of 2016 :)
(Links to the project's original blog post are under each photo)

Echo Park 8-page layout Kit 

Our Little Lady Mini Album Gift

Thank you so much for joining us on this blog hop! Here's the full list of designers. Now hop over to your next stop, the super talented Melissa Elsner!! ... and don't forget to leave a comment and follow my Artsy Albums Facebook page if you want to be eligible for my prize too!
Rebecca Keppel 
Traci Penrod >>> You Are Here

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Ladybug Mini Album

Happy Tuesday everyone!  
I'm just hopping on the blog to share a mini album I created for my new niece. Her mommy and daddy decorated her newborn nursery with a ladybug theme so a ladybug mini album seemed appropriate.   I love the colors ... red, black, and white with a touch of green and yellow ... so fun!

I used a red Simple Stories binder album and random papers from my stash.  I designed the "Our little Lady" title and cut it out with my Silhouette CAMEO.  

I added Recollections daisy stickers throughout the album for a small pop of yellow.

Some of my Doodlebug valentine paper worked perfectly for this album!

And I dug into my Doodlebug petite prints for swiss dot papers and the new gingham print. LOVE these!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow and join me for the Top Ten of 2016 Blog Hop!  I'll be joining 19 other paper-crafters for this fun hop AND I'll be giving away a page kit from Artsy Albums!!  Stay tuned .... 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Doodlebug Quote Challenge Page Layout

Hi Doodlebug fans!  I enjoyed creating a page for this month's design team quote challenge.  With a new granddaughter, I looked for a fun grandma quote, but couldn't find one that sparked any creativity.  Then I ran across this one ... and knew I had the perfect photos.

This is my son, Jordy, his adorable wife, Chrissy, and my precious little granddaughter, Rylee Nicole.

For my layout, I used lots of new gingham/linen petite printsI cut a lily white linen pattern down to 8.5" x 11" and ran it through my printer, then I designed my layout around the quote.  Super simple! (The type font I used is called Alex Brush).

My accent papers are from Doodlebug's Sweet Things collection.  I love to use solids from Doodlebug's petite prints and pair them with scraps from older Doodlebug collections.  Everything always matches!!

I hope our quote challenge is inspiring you. Just search for a fun quote and then design a project around it!  Be sure to visit every day this week for more inspiration, and stop by my blog to say hello sometime! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lori Whitlock December Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is Lori Whitlock's December blog hop!  If you just stopped by, be sure to start the hop at Lori's site so that you don't miss any of the awesome projects the creative team has to share with you!
For my project, I created two of Lori's adorable 3D stocking boxes.  I plan to tuck some candy into them for a few of the neighborhood kids.

I just love the snowflake cut from glitter paper and I used a twine bow and red gem for Rudolph!

Hopefully these will inspire you to check out all of Lori's 3D cutting files ... cards, boxes, bags ... they are ALL adorable.

Artsy Albums Coupon
Before you hop over to your next stop, don't forget that I have some new page kits and mini album kits in the Artsy Albums shop for Christmas, Family, Fall, Halloween, and more!  Lori even designed the paper for some of them ;)

Be sure to visit my shop after you finish hopping and use this special coupon code (WeLoveLoriW) to save 20% at Artsy Albums today and tomorrow only!! 
(not valid on custom orders)

                        Lori has some fun things for you too!

Your next stop is Kathy Skou! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Mini Album

Hi everyone!  The Design Team at Doodlebug is sharing gift ideas this week.  For my project, I created a mini album that will make a wonderful gift for family or friends this Christmas!  I used the new Here Comes Santa collection.  It's super cute with bright reds and greens and adorable Santas and reindeer.   I made the album 8"x 8" so that lots of special memories can be tucked inside. The album is available as a mini album kit in the shop here.
Aren't the new Odds & Ends die cuts just the cutest??  I just love their size for mini albums.  I added some cute silver glitter sprinkles to the wheels, although the picture doesn't show all of the sparkle they add to the page.

I also love the pops of light blue and pink in the papers -- my Christmas pictures will match no matter what color everyone is wearing!

I tucked some 4x6 cards into a pocket page and will add photos to the back of these.  Other products I used in this album were:
12x12 Collection Kit
6x6 Paper pad
12x12 Petite Prints Assortment
Ladybug Chunky Twine
Lily White Card stock

If you are interested in making one of these albums for a gift this year, a limited number of pre-cut album kits are available in my Artsy Albums shop.  

Have fun creating gifts this season!  Homemade presents are always well received!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

DIY Christmas Album Kit with Simple Stories Classic Christmas

DIY Christmas Album Kit: Simple Stories Classic Christmas

This beautiful Christmas 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 also make a great gift for Christmas, or a perfect hostess gift for a Christmas party!  

**Note: the first 12 orders receive a FREE package of Simple Stories Classic Christmas Die-cut embellishments!

This year our album kit is packed with fun! We used a new Simple Stories Holiday Sn@p binder and the beautiful Classic Christmas paper collection. The chipboard binder album is approximately 6x8 with 2" binding rings. The album includes 16 full 6x8 scrapbook pages (8 double-sided) and 12 double-sided divided photo sleeves. The album will hold more than 80 photos.

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 "The Magic of Christmas Never Ends and It's Greatest Gifts are Family and Friends" and some of the other pages say "Merry & Bright", "It's Time for Mistletoe & Holly", and "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year".

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

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 fabulous Christmas album!

Included in the Kit:
Chipboard Binder album with plastic page protectors
Precut pattern paper
Pre cut photo mats
Coordinating chipboard embellishments
Journaling Cards
Self-adhesive brads
Shaped Sn@p Pages
Full Color instructions

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and scissors
Adhesive -- wet and dry
Pop Dots or other dimensional adhesive

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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.