Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mason Jar Gratitude Journal with Doodlebug

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. Thanksgiving is coming and that reminds me to always be grateful for the wonderful things in my life.

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

Here how I made it ... 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 a cute dot print in pistachio (petite prints) and the Flea Market Tiny Treasure paper.

Two jars can be cut from a 12x12 sheet. I cut the same shape out of lined card stock to create the journaling pages.

I added Flea Market Odds & Ends and a few stickers throughout the journaling pages.

For the cover title, 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.)

To finish my project, I added some doodle twine in grey around the cover edge, tied some chunky doodle twine at the top, and covered a white pen in Fall Flurry washi tape.

This is a fun project to do every 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). I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving ... and until then, happy crafting!
Update: Since this Flea Market collection is older & hard to find, I've added some links below for Doodlebug's newer Pumpkin Spice Collection. It would make a great substitute! 

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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.

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