Thursday, January 24, 2019

You and Me Album with Doodlebug French Kiss

Years ago, I started creating a series of mini albums called "You and Me". My albums document the love story I share with my husband. We're high school sweethearts, so the first book goes all the way back to the 80's...yikes!...maybe I should post pictures of that one on my blog someday :). 

The French Kiss collection reminded me of those albums, and creating a new mini with these bright, adorable papers was so much fun.  Here are a few pictures, but I did a video for you so that you could really see all the fun details.
The cover is 4 layers of chipboard!  I love a sturdy album and this one has some nice dimension.  Those two cuties on the bike with that precious pup ... is that not adorable?  Doodlebug has the best die cuts.  I added a few tiny heart sprinkles on the wheels for some extra cuteness, and I created the title with my Silhouette software ("you & me by Echo Park here).

Aren't the colors in this collection perfect?  As you can see, I added in some solid petite prints like the  cupcake dots/stripes above.  The "Always & Forever" title is from the chit chat package.


I used papers from the 6x6 pad and 12x12 size.   I also added in some acrylic pages for a little something different.  You can see these pages in the video below.

And ... yes! this project is available as a DIY kit in my shop.  Stop by my shop for all of the details.



I can't wait to see all of the wonderful things you make with French Kiss!!  Be sure to tag #doodlebugdesigns and #artsyalbums so we can see!



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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Valentine Album with Simple Stories Kissing Booth

Recent family photos have been sitting on my desk just begging to be added to an album, and when I saw Kissing Booth I didn't immediately think of these pictures. It's a beautiful Valentine collection, but my family photos were taken in the fall. Would it work? You bet! I'm thrilled with the way I was able to document family love and togetherness with these pretty papers!

Family photos courtesy of Capturing Bliss Photography


I used a black 6x8 Sn@p album and incorporated black and white card stock in with the patterns. The die cuts are so pretty ... lots of flowers, hearts, and cute sayings that are perfect for Valentine's Day or general everyday family moments.



Even though I love the divided photo sleeves, I used more of the full 6x8 pages for this album. I enjoy creating full scrapbook pages, and with this size I don't have to commit to an entire 12x12 page.

In addition to bits & pieces die cuts, I also used chipboardpuffy stickers, and combo stickers throughout the album. And by the way, my granddaughter IS sweet, don't ya think :) ?

I confess that the Feb. 14 chipboard doesn't match up with the photo I tucked into the pocket, but I loved the piece on this page.  I'll add Valentine photos of this little sweetie when I have some in a few weeks.

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