Saturday, March 24, 2018

Doodlebug Down on the Farm Mini Album

When you look up the word 'cute' in the dictionary, it should have a picture of the entire Down on the Farm collection next to it.  I mean seriously, there is nothing about this line that isn't just completely adorable! 

I had so much fun creating this barn-shaped mini album and I just couldn't wait to share it with you!  I used the Doodlebug barn cutting file, and modified it a bit so that the album would fit across the bottom.  That sweet little title banner above the barn door is from the chit chat pieces, and the other darling die cuts are odds & ends.  
I just love the new 3x4 cards ... they are perfect for the front of this flip-up card (above) and for tucking into a pocket (below).  
Remember the newly released tiny heart sprinkles?  You'll find them scattered throughout the album too.
There are so many precious new Doodlepops, but my favorite is the Hen & Chicks!  That little worm just kills me!

This fun album will be available as a DIY kit in my Etsy shop. For more information, you can 
visit my shop at Artsy Albums.  

Thank you so much for visting the blog today!  I hope you enjoyed my mini.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lori Whitlock March Blog Hop

Hi crafty friends!  Welcome to Lori Whitlock's March Blog Hop! My blog is the first stop on the hop, so be sure to hop back over to Lori's site too, because she has some goodies for you ... a sale, a giveaway, and a cute freebie!

For my project I created an adorable gift set for Easter.  

Isn't this basket just darling?  It's so easy to put together.  Fill it with some Easter grass and tuck in a little gift for a friend.  CUTE!

All of Lori's folding pop out cards are fun.  I just love the bunny peaking out from behind the egg!  Pair this sweet card with the little basket and you've made a darling gift in no time! Oh, and the pattern paper is from Echo Park's Celebrate Spring collection (also designed by Lori).

Your next stop on the hop is
Kathy's blog!

Thank you so much for hopping with us!!

My Crafty Adventures with Simple Stories

Hi crafty friends!  I'm so happy to be back as part of the Simple Stories 2018 creative team!  I'm up on their blog today with a pocket album that's all about my crafty adventures ...  creative retreats, scrapbook time with friends, and CHA visits.  Their new Crafty Girl collection was perfect for documenting these fun memories!
I used a 6x8 pocket for the first page and added a 4x6 element card to the front of a fold out.  Inside the card, is a photo from my first trip to the summer Craft & Hobby Association convention.  
I love that Simple Stories makes the 6x8 paper pad for most of their collections.  I used one of the pages from the pad for the title page below.  I like how it breaks up the smaller spaces throughout the album.

There are so many cute embellishments with Crafty Girl!  I like layering them right over the pocket edges.  The cute camera above is a chipboard sticker and the adorable little journaling spot is from the bits and pieces.
Have you noticed that the tab stickers fit right on the chipboard tabs in your snap albums?  How fun is that? 

I know all of you crafty girls are loving this colorful new collection!  Have fun...and be sure to document your crafty adventures.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Our Day at the Zoo

Just hopping on the blog this afternoon to share a mini album I created this past weekend.  I was in the mood to play with some cute paper and embellishments and The Zoo Crew by Bella Blvd fit the bill.
The album is 6x8 inches.  I used heavy white chipboard for the covers and made the inside pages using card stock.  

I love using a mixture of die cuts and chipboard pieces in my projects.  These little zoo animals are so cute!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest mini.  I'm selling this one pre-made in my shop if anyone wants to fill it up with your own zoo memories :)

Be sure to stop by tomorrow too, I'll have a new Simple Stories project to share, AND I'll be participating in Lori Whitlock's March Blog Hop!  Until then, happy crafting!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Easter Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Can you believe it's March already?  Before you know it, spring and Easter will be here!  That's why I decided to use some of my favorite Easter and spring collections in a mini that showcases the fabulous Abigail alpha stickers.  These collections are still available and you'll find links to each one at the end of this post.
I used white chipboard for my covers and layered on some pistachio card stock, colorful pattern paper, and those super cute Abigail letters for my title.
Most of the die cuts I used are from the Easter Express collection.  When you flip up this card, you find this adorable family of chicks and a great spot for the 2018 stickers.

The little "HOP" stickers are from a mini icon sheet.  It was fun to pair them with some of the larger alpha stickers.  I used foam adhesive to make the bunny look like he is about to HOP off the page!
Thank you for visiting the blog today!!  I used bits and pieces from the following collections to create this fun little book:
Easter Express
Spring Things
Spring Garden
Abigail Card Stock Stickers

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Travel Scrapbook Album Kit or Premade

This album is available as a DIY kit or pre-made and will make a wonderful keepsake for photos of your vacation photos! The album measures slightly larger than 6x8 inches, and includes 12+ scrapbook pages, 3 tabbed chipboard pages, and 10 divided plastic photo sleeves.

Fabulous paper and embellishments, tags, fold out pages, pockets -- these are just a few of the things are included in this fun album. The cover is covered with great paper and embellishments by Simple Stories. The pages include two pockets, several fold-out elements and more so that at least 34 photos can be added to the scrapbook pages, and many more can be saved in the plastic sleeves. 

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 "GO See the World" and other pages say "Adventure", "Explore", and "Getting There is Half the Fun" ... just to name a few.

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 beautiful mini album! 

Included in the Kit:
Binder Album by Simple Stories
Precut pattern paper by Simple Stories
Bazzill cardstock pages 
Hole Reinforcement stickers
Coordinating Die-cut Shapes 
Coordinating Chipboard
Journaling and Title cards
Enamel Dots
Full Color instructions 

Tools & supplies you will need to complete this project:
Paper trimmer and/or 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.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

30% OFF

Four of our favorite album kits are 30% off!
Today through Sunday
Visit the shop before they're gone!