Saturday, October 20, 2018

Merry & Bright Christmas Scrapbook Album, Simple Stories

I realize everyone is thinking about fall, and pumpkins, and Halloween these days ... and I'm not usually one of those people that starts planning for Christmas far in advance.  But when I received the Merry & Bright collection I fell in love with the colors and was eager to start a new project!
The binder album is part of the Merry & Bright collection.
The outside of the album is really pretty by itself, but I added a green ribbon, a few chipboard pieces, and some gems to give it a little shine. 

 
I've been wanting a Christmas album, with just a few photos from each year, to set out for the holidays. Since I have older photos, the creams in this collection really worked well.  This is my son, 27 years ago!  
I used papers from the 6x8 paper pad for this album.  I love the interest and fun that pages like this Santa add to the album. 

I also used a combination of divided photo sleeves and full 6x8 pages.  The full page design allows me to play with lots of fun papers and embellishments.  
On the page above I used stickers, bits & pieces die cuts, and chipboard.
The binder comes with add in pages that include the pocket above.  I decided to use the pocket to store a few Christmas cards but extra photos, holiday recipes, letters to Santa, and gift lists would all be perfect in this pocket!
I have a long way to go to get my album ready for the holidays but this collection is so much fun to play with I'm looking forward to documenting all of the other years!   Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Party Photo Crate

Happy Fall everyone! I'm so happy it's almost Halloween. I love this season and it's always a really fun time for craft projects. I decided to combine memory keeping and Halloween decor for this post, by making a photo crate.  



 
I decorated the outside of my crate with Doodle-pops and glitter sprinkles and filled the inside with file folders, photo cards, and envelopes. I will tuck photos into these pieces after Halloween and always have a cute decor piece to set out each year.
 
 
The file folders were cut with my silhouette machine and each folder is held closed with those precious jelly clips!
 
 
The paper is from Pumpkin Party and the new dots/stripes petite prints.
  
 
In addition to the file folders, I also used cards from the Pumpkin Party Card Assortment. Since I'll be adding photos to these pieces, I decorated them like mini scrapbook pages. I should have called this project the "Doodle-pops crate" lol ... I used so many (I think 12)! 
 
 
Finally, I tucked in a few decorated envelopes.  I'll add photos to the outside, and include stories, journaling, and additional photos in these.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you'll visit me over at Artsy Albums!
 
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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Forever Fall Memories, Simple Stories

I can finally feel it! There's a tiny nip in the air this morning and a slight color change on the leaves. Fall is officially here but I was having trouble getting into the spirit of the season with 90 degree temps!

With pumpkins on my mind today, I wanted to share some pictures of my newest fall mini album kit. We still have a few left if you want a fun and easy way to document your fall memories.



 
I used Simple Stories Forever Fall collection for this album. I love the colors! Pops of pink and blue and combined with traditional fall colors of orange, brown and cinnamon. So pretty! 
 


 
Even though the album is just 6"x6", it has lots of space for photos and journaling. There are pockets and folding elements throughout the book to make it interactive and provide extra space.  
 

I think this keepsake would also be a wonderful gift for a hostess at Thanksgiving or a fall dinner. Who wouldn't want to save memories of family and friends in a special album that could be set out each year?  

Happy Fall Ya'll :)




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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christmas Scrapbook Album Kit, Simple Stories Merry & Bright




This beautiful scrapbook album will make a wonderful keepsake for your Christmas memories!
Whether you want to document each day leading up to Christmas, or just want to save specific Christmas memories, this DIY album kit will be the perfect project! We also offer the album pre-assembled so that all you have to do is add your photos and memories.

The chipboard album includes 16 layered card stock pages (8 double-sided), 6 extra printed/shaped pages, and 10 plastic photo sleeve pages. The album measures approximately 6"x8". At least 60 photos will fit in the scrapbook, with lots of pockets and fold-outs for extra space.


Beautiful Christmas colors, coordinating embellishments, pockets, tags, and fun spots for journaling -- these are just a few of the things that adorn the pages of this album. The supplies used for this project are by Simple Stories.

I always create my albums so that photos can easily tuck under embellishments, and I always use only acid-free, photo-safe supplies.


Included in the Kit:
Chipboard album
8 Card stock pages
6 simple stories printed/shaped pages
10 plastic photo sleeves
Precut pattern paper
Pre cut photo mats
Chipboard stickers
4x6, 3x4, and 4x4 element cards
Coordinating 12x12 sticker sheet
Ribbon (may vary depending on availability)
Full Color instructions (digital or printed)




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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.

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