Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Baby Girl Dress Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Hello everyone! If you'll remember, last month I created a Baby Boy Bear mini album for one of my projects. So this month, I created an adorable Baby Girl Dress mini album. It's full of pink & yellow and all things girly!

For the cover I used my Silhouette machine and a Doodlebug cutting file called Bundle of Joy Clothes #1 (link below). For the dress I used cupcake gingham paper  from the Petite Prints Gingham & Linen 12x12 pack. The colorful striped paper used on the ruffle, collar & trim was from the Bundle of Joy 6x6 paper pack. I added a few of my favorite little enamel dots for the buttons and boom ... cutie patootie dress cover!

The "Showered with Love" hearts paper I used on this page make the perfect background. I used a Marvey Uchida 3.5” scallop circle punch for the center mat to show off a sweet pic and that adorable baby with pig tails is from the odds and ends.

I used that same scallop circle punch on each page of the album & I think it's perfect to highlight your photos and the adorable odds and ends from this collection. The yellow stars paper (Sweet Dreams) is beautiful next to the colorful plaid (Blankie). 

I added lots of fun little sayings like Tiny Fingers Tiny Toes, Hello Baby Girl, Sweet Dreams and Hello Sunshine from the Bundle of Joy chit chat.

This is the perfect page for a photo of your little sweetie sleeping peacefully. I used some stars from the shape sprinkles to add a bit of shine and dimension and a moon from the odds and ends.

I adore the polka dot paper (Cute As A Button) on this page and the curious looking green frog. Love the little grin!

This Bundle of Joy collection is so, so pretty! If you want something a bit more masculine & missed my Baby Bear album that uses the Doodlebug Special Delivery collection you can check out that post HERE

I hope this mini album inspires you to create a keepsake for your own to save your wonderful baby photos. Happy scrappin'!


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Friday, September 18, 2020

My Favorite Monsters Halloween Album Kit

Happy Friday guys, it's that time again! Time to introduce my latest (and super stinkin' cute) Halloween album called My Favorite Monsters. This one was so much fun to make and it put me in such a good mood. I think it's because Halloween (and Christmas) are just around the corner and there's so much to look forward to!

And Bella Blvd did not disappoint with their Halloween collection this year called Monster's and Friends. It's colorful and full of goofy little monsters! Check it out ...

This 6x8 inch little cutie is perfect for your little monster's special moments. From trick-or-treating or a Halloween party to a neighborhood costume parade or a holiday event at school ... this is a great place to treasure all those fun memories.

Oh my! ... loving those silly monsters and snaggle tooth grins! And I'm really liking the ribbons knotted to the rings. It feels fun, carefree and a little crazy ... kind of like the monsters in this album!


Whatever the chosen costume is, these pages will highlight just how cute your little one looks on Halloween night. I imagine my Rylee will choose to be a princess again this year. She's only 3 years old but all about being a "in-charge". That's right girl ... wear that crown!

Maybe you have some awesome decorations going up ... inside and out. That's so fun! Document those photos. Neighborhood bragging rights for years to come!

This album is really colorful and has lots of interactive elements like a flip up page, a fun little tri-fold out page and a pocket for more storage. There are tons of fun stripes, polka dots, stars, ghost papers and TONS of silly monsters!

There's even a great little page for a pic from the pumpkin patch (not shown). Or maybe the artistic designing and oh so messy carving of the pumpkin. Gooey insides and all. Take those photos and remember the good, the bad ... and the ugly, lol!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy creating this one. It's going to have you looking forward to all the fun that Halloween brings.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

School Time Layout with Bella Blvd

Hi Bella friends!  For many families, school doesn't look like it did prior to 2020, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't still be documenting the memories!  Whether your child, or grandchild is distance learning at home or attending school wearing a mask, you probably have pictures that need to be printed.  Here's a fun idea for a simple multi-photo layout using Bella Besties and some cute Bella cutting files.
For the base of the layout, I layered Blueberry and Plum dot/graph besties with white card stock. I added a piece of Goofing Off paper from the Pop Quiz collection at the top, along with strips of  Pickle Juice and Gulf bestie card stock.  I love the color combination which I drew from the photos of my sweet granddaughter.

The border strip stickers added some fun movement across the top and bottom of the page.  They are both from the Wish Big Sticky Mix.
Other than the cute photos, the highlight of this page is definitely this adorable owl.  You can find the cutting file for him in Lori Whitlock's SVG shop here: Star Student Owl I added the cute hat and glasses from the Pop Quiz Ciao Chip stickers.  
I was going to back the School Time title (which you can find here: School Time Title) with colored card stock, but I decided I like the contrast with the solid Blueberry and white. You actually get two titles out of this file ... the negative space, and the letters that are removed from the negative space so be sure to save those for a future project!

Here's to all the students out there who are adapting to this new school year ... and to all the parents and grandparents who are also navigating all of this change.  I hope you find some crafty time this week and that this layout inspires you!   


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Friday, September 11, 2020

New Recipe Scrapbook Album Kit

Happy Friday everyone! Time for another newbie and this week I have a really special Recipe Album to share with you. I fell in love with two different collections and since I couldn't decide on just one ... I used them both!

The Simple Stories, Apron Strings & the Echo Park, Farmhouse Kitchen collections look great together and I had so much fun creating it. I think it turned out perfect! Take a look ...

This album combines pretty florals and plaids with fun kitchen/food related papers and embellishments. The two collections gave me so many great products to work with that this mini is almost a maxi, lol!


So, I'm sure many of you have recipes that have been passed down in the family. Your grandmother's amazing coconut pie or homemade biscuits ... or your mom's apple cake. Those recipes need a special place! ... especially if they're handwritten on the original recipe cards! This is the perfect scrapbook and there's plenty of room for a picture of your loved one right along side the recipe :)


This would be a sweet place for photos of time in the kitchen with the littles or grandlittles! Cooking lessons for homemade pasta, baking cupcakes or maybe decorating holiday sugar cookies. How fun!

Creating great memories in the kitchen is something we always remember but it's nice to have the photos and recipes to look back on. And it's super practical. I mean, who else will have such a custom, one-of-a-kind recipe book?

Want to pass down a few family favorites to your daughter, daughter-in-law, a new bride, or your granddaughter? Give them to her in an album she will cherish forever. What a wonderful birthday, Christmas or bridal shower gift!

Another idea ... document your holiday meals. The Thanksgiving Day turkey, the fish on Christmas Eve, the Easter ham, the beautiful dinner table, the amazing buffet and the wonderful family and friends.

It's a mini album but it is packed on the inside! It measures a bit larger than 6"x8" but has 26 scrapbook pages (13 front and back), 30 matching recipe cards, 25 plastic page protectors and space for at least 37 photos! That's 50 pages (25 double-sided) of memories!!

This album extravaganza is available as a DIY or preassembled and in my shop today! Hope you all have as much fun creating this one as I did. Happy scrappin'!

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