Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Fall Jar Shaped Gratitude Journal / Mini Album

Hey guys! The fall season is one of my favorite times of year here in Georgia. It's beautiful and the cooler weather is a nice change. It's Thanksgiving season and that reminds me to always be grateful for the wonderful things in my life.

With this is mind, I created a gratitude journal / mini album with the Doodlebug's cute Flea Market Collection and the "Jar of Hearts" cut file (links below). 

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal / Mini Album by Artsy Albums

For the cover, I enlarged the shapes so that the jar was approximately 4.5" x 7.25".  Then, I created an offset shape in my Silhouette software and added 1/4" binding holes to the white jar. The offset allows me to cut a slightly larger jar to mat the rest of the cover on. 


Once I had my larger covers cut from white card stock, I cut the original jar shape out of the petite prints dot in pistachio (although it looks like swimming pool in my pics) and the Flea Market Tiny Treasure paper.

I cut the same shape out of lined paper to create the journaling pages (2 jars can be cut from a 12x12 sheet).
Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with colorful jars and lined paper

I added some colorful die cut pieces from the Odds & Ends and a few stickers on each of the lined pages. Here's a peek at some of those ...
Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with owl

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with sunflowers

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with a truck full of pumpkins

If you'd like to add some photos to this mini, you could always make some (or all) of the pages with pattern or solid card stock. Or ... simply add some colorful photo mats to a few of the lined pages.

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with a cute mouse and jar

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with a fox

For the inside of the back cover, I used the Tiny Treasure paper again. I just love all the little jars filled with cute items. Leave it plain or ... add a photo or two!

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album Pages with colorful jars

For the title on the front, I used a scallop oval cut design by Lori Whitlock for my label and a Doodlebug Family cut file. Instead of cutting the "family" out, I used the print & cut feature so that I could add the additional words. (Links below.)

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album with hearts and enamel dots

I used the smaller prints in the 6x6 paper pad for the hearts and added lots of pretty enamel dot sprinkles. Then, a little grey doodle twine around the jar's edge and some grey chunky doodle twine around the top.

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album with hearts and enamel dots

To finish, I covered a white pen in Fall Flurry washi tape. This makes such great set and a sweet gift idea!

Fall Jar Gratitude Journal Album with flowers and a matching pen

This would be a fun project to create every fall season or Thanksgiving. Recording what family members have been thankful for is always fun to look back on in the years to come (especially the handwritten notes from the children). 
To see other jar shaped mini albums I've made, hop over to my blog HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE. Happy scrappin'! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and until next time, happy crafting!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Lori Whitlock November Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today is Lori Whitlock's November 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 creative team has to share with you!
For my project, I created one of Lori's adorable Flexi cards.  These can be placed in an envelope flat, and then the tabs can be tucked in to create wonderful dimensional cards!

Someone special is getting this sweet card this year!

And before you hop over to your next stop, don't forget that I have brand new page kits and mini album kits in the Artsy Albums shop for fall, family, halloween, newborns, and lots 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 only!! (not valid on custom orders)

Lori has some fun things for you too!

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

Courtney Lee

Monday, November 7, 2016

Family Recipes Album, Bo Bunny & Page Layout Kit, Echo Park

Hi guys, I have a new scrapbook page layout kit AND an amazing  "Family Recipes" Scrapbook Album Kit to share with you!

What a great keepsake for photos of your family's traditional holiday meals and favorite recipes! It would be an awesome addition to your kitchen or a wonderful gift for a wedding shower, birthday, holiday or Mother’s Day!

To purchase the instructions to make this album visit:

The Thanksgiving turkey, the Christmas Eve meal or baking cookies with Grandma .... photograph your family traditions and save those wonderful memories in this recipe album. Pass down a few family favorites to your daughter, a new bride or your granddaughter and give them to her in a keepsake she will cherish forever.

To purchase the instructions to make this album visit:
This album was designed with papers and embellishments from the Bo Bunny, Kiss the Cook Collection.

Family Scrapbook Page Layout Kit

This page layout kit will be a wonderful part of your family ... or friends album. Save your photos of special time together and life's little everyday moments on these colorful pages! 

This scrapbook page layout kit was designed with paper and embellishments from the Echo Park, I Love Family Collection. It includes all of the materials to make eight 12x12 scrapbook pages.

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!