Thursday, August 25, 2016

Engagement Mini Scrapbook Album

Good morning Artsy Albums friends! After a weekend of moving our home and my studio to a temporary space, I think I finally have things organized enough to start creating again. At least until our new home is finished and we move all over again in a few months ... ugh!  Packing/unpacking -- so not fun.

But what IS fun is a series of new pre-made mini albums that I'll be adding to the shop soon. You'll have your photos saved in no time when you tuck them into these pre-made albums. And remember ... they make perfect gifts for showers, birthdays, and other special occasions!  

The first mini is the perfect album for a newly engaged bride-to-be!  

Visit the shop today to purchase our Engagement Mini, and stop by each day this week for more additions to our pre-made series!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Memory Matching Card Game with Doodlebug Design

Hi everyone! I'm kicking off two weeks of fun "kid friendly" projects over on Doodlebug Design's blog today. The design team has been working on projects to do with your children or grandchildren, so ... I created a fun memory matching card game with my scrapbook supplies!

(Update: Since writing this post, I've also made this game with a spring theme for Easter & a St. Patrick's Day theme. These make such cute handmade gifts for the holidays.)

Memory Matching Card Game by Artsy Albums
Do you remember playing the game "Concentration" as a kid? It was one of my favorite card games so, I decided to make a memory card set and a cute 3x4 card box to hold the cards. The box is a SVG cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock (link below).

Handmade Memory Matching Card Game made with Doodlebug Design Collections

Memory Matching Card Game handmade with puppy dogs, kitty cats, and summer stickers

To make the cards, I cut white card stock into 26, 3" x 4" rectangles and then I added the 2.75"x3.75" aqua dot Puppy Love paper to the front of the cards so that they all matched. But you could use any colorful paper for this!

Memory Matching Card Game with puppy dogs

Now for the good part! I covered the back of the cards with different papers from the Puppy Love, Kitten Smitten, and Fun in the Sun collections and then added stickers and die cuts. I made two of each design so that there are 13 matching pairs. Not only is this fun to make but you could use ANY paper collection for this project! Have your little ones help you with all of the stickers and then teach them how to play!

The game:
Lay all of the cards out on a table, face down in rows to create a large rectangle.
Memory Matching Card Game made with dog stickers

The first player turns over 2 cards to see if they match. If the two cards match, the player keeps the pair and takes another turn.  

If the cards do not match, the cards are turned back over in the same spot. Everyone should try to remember the pictures on the cards, and where they are located.

Now it's the next player's turn and he or she turns over two cards to see if they match.  

Play continues like this until all pairs have been picked up. The winner is the person with the most matching pairs.  

Memory Matching Card Game handmade with puppy dogs, kitty cats, and summer stickers

Have fun designing your own cards. With all of the wonderful Doodlebug stickers and die cuts ... the possibilities for this project are endless!!
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August Blog Hop with Lori Whitlock Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I'm hanging out with Lori Whitlock's Creative Team for our August 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 fun projects the team has to share with you!
I LOVE all of Lori's wonderful cards, and she has a whole new set of fun pop up cards.  Wouldn't a bride adore this?

Here's a close up of the embossed paper...

Don't miss all of the great goodies that Lori has for you today!

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