Friday, August 28, 2020

New Fall Album Kit!

Hey guys! I don't know about you but this summer has been HOT as Hades in Georgia and I'm looking forward to the temperature dropping a bit. I love the change in seasons and seeing the beautiful landscape colors evolve. So, imagine my joy when I received the new Carta Bella, Hello Autumn collection. It's so pretty! Take a look ... (links below)!

The colors are amazing and earthy with shades of sage & olive green, burnt orange and terracotta red. This album would be perfect for photos of a weekend get-a-way at a cabin, hiking in the mountains, or enjoying an evening around the fire with friends and marshmallows ... or wine. 😉

I'd love to scrap a pic of a fun morning baking with my granddaughter on this page. Maybe making some yummy Cinna-buns. With our aprons on (& probably dough all over) ... I can smell the warm cinnamon now. Or maybe pumpkin pie! Yes please.

What a beautiful page for a family photo, a group of best friends or maybe a sweet picture of a fall engagement!

You know I always love to add a pocket to my albums. Great for storing tickets to a show or a festival, a map from a beautiful hike in the park, a beloved recipe or some extra photos. 

I'm really into the watercolor look of the papers. So beautiful. It really adds to the handmade feel of these albums ... even if we didn't paint the papers ourselves, lol!

This 6x6 inch chipboard album is packed with interactive pages, pockets and tons of embellishments.

The album has 12 scrapbook pages (6 double-sided) and will hold at least 25 photos. So be sure to take lots of pictures of your fun fall moments and scrap them right here!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Happy National Dog Day!

Hey guys, it's National Dog Day! This wonderful day celebrates all the adorable, furry faced, sweet canines out there. I know many of you have amazing dogs & probably tons of the greatest photos too. Am I right? Well, good news ... I have so many dog themed options for saving all your pictures for years to come.

I have DIY scrapbook album kits, preassembled albums and many Digital Instructions. I've added a picture of each below but to see more photos of the inside of them, simply click on the links I've provided at the bottom of the page. 😊

This adorable 6x8 inch album is available as a DIY Kit, which makes a super fun project! Or ... preassembled & ready for your awesome photos to be added. Either way it will keep your pictures safe & treasured for years to come.

This special doghouse shaped album also is available as a DIY kit or preassembled and is the smaller version of the album above. Both are so, so cute & would make great gifts! 


As for my Digital Instructions ... they have easy step-by-step directions and full color photos. Simply use some of your leftover scraps or purchase new products (links below) to recreate these adorable keepsakes. Here are some fun options ...

This sweet album is 6x6 inches, has 12 pages (6 double sided) and plenty of room for at least 25 photos.

I also have instructions for a 12x12 inch 6-page layout. Such a cute addition to any album!

This precious album is so colorful with pretty ribbons that can be customized for the paper & embellishments you choose.

The Paw Prints on My Heart album is a fantastic. It has lots of space & the cutest designed pages ... you really need to see the inside of this one! (link below)


A little info about National Dog Day: 

It was created to encourage the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued & to acknowledge all dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe & bring comfort to our families. Did you know dogs put their lives on the line every day for personal protection, for law enforcement, for the disabled, for our freedom & safety by detecting bombs & drugs & pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage? And now they're detecting cancer & seizures ... things even humans cannot do! That's amazing! I love dogs!

So cherish your special pups and save their photos in a wonderful & safe place. One day you will love looking back on them. 

Below are the links to my products & substitute product lines for the Digital Instructions. Hope you enjoy these & thanks for stoppin' by!


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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Pregnancy Calendar with Doodlebug Design

It's been many years since I was pregnant with our boys but I remember that I kept pregnancy calendars for each one of them.  I started them the month I learned I was pregnant and then recorded important dates and memories each month until they were born.  It was a fun way to document my pregnancies, so I thought I would create a similar project to share with you today!  This would make a cute gift for a new mom-to-be or a perfect place to save your own precious memories!
The Daily Doodles sheets and stickers are perfect for this project!
I created the top border by adhering a 2" strip of Bundle of Joy pattern paper across the top.  I added the month stickers and some Odds and Ends to finish the top of each page.

Adding embellishments to the squares was the really fun part!  I used Mini Icon stickers, Sunshine number stickers and some printed journaling spots but you could easily handwrite the important dates and appointments.

I also used paper from the 6x6 paper pad.  They add fun spots of pattern to the calendar pages and would also make cute mats for some small photos!

The shape sprinkles added a little shine and dimension to the pages ... that little bear is so stinkin' cute!! Oh, and play with Doodle stamps on the pages too!  I stamped a few phrases like "baby shower" and "cute as a button", and you could also use the calendar stamps to add the days of the month!

So if you know someone who's expecting, consider making her a special keepsake that she'll cherish throughout her 9 month journey.  Then once baby is born she can slip the calendar pages into a 12x12 album to cherish for years to come!  And don't forget, if you prefer blue to pink, the Special Delivery Collection has you covered with cuteness too!

Monday, August 24, 2020

Together At Home ADD-On Page Instructions!

Hello friends & happy Tuesday! I've decided to add the Digital Instructions for the Together At Home ADD-ON pages to my shop today.

If you purchased my #TogetherAtHome album kit (seen below), these additional pages will provide more space for documenting your life during the pandemic. 

If you missed out on this album kit originally, the instructions for this awesome album are in my Digital Instructions HERE.


The ADD-ON pages have plenty of space for journaling. So tell the stories of working from home, home schooling, wearing your masks, being together as a family (games, movies, books etc), social distancing, and being creative when it comes to celebrations.


These fun pages measure 6x8 inches and include space for 25-30 more photos. What a nice addition to the original album!


The Add-ON pages were designed with paper and embellishments from Photo Play's New Normal Collection but you can substitute any supplies if you don’t have this exact collection.


If you'd like to purchase the instructions for the Together At Home ADD-ON pages OR ... the original Together At Home Album, click on the links below!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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Friday, August 21, 2020

New Travel Girls Album Kit

Hey guys, it's Fridaaay! And you know what that means? Yes, the weekend is almost here (yay!) but Friday also means I HAVE A NEW KIT TO INTRODUCE!!  Ok, those caps seem a little loud. But I am super excited to show off my new Travel Girls album. (It's also possible that I may have had a little too much caffeine this morning) ... Anyways, look how cute!

This mini is super colorful with fun paper like the postal stamp design on the cover. Love it and the little passport stamps too. So cute! This would be a perfect album for photos of a weekend get-a-way, a road trip or maybe a visit to the city.

This would also be great for a girl's weekend with your sister, your friend, your mom or daughter or your whole girl squad! I think it's the best souvenir to remember those fun moments.

The mini album is small enough to stick in your purse or suitcase but big enough to hold a ton of photos from your trip. It has 20 pages (10 double-sided) and holds at least 25 pics of different sizes. That's perfect for a fun little get-a-way!

The paper and embellishments are from Prima's Traveling Girl collection. I love that it feels feminine without being over the top. You could save any special photos in this, from travels with the family to a romantic trip abroad. 


The album is a beautiful robin's egg blue and is one of Simple Stories Flipbooks. I'm really enjoying these new albums. They're easy to work with, they come in lots of fun colors and they store super flat. 

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Throwback Thursday - New School Scrapbook Album Instructions

Hi friends! It's Throwback Thursday and since it's the start of a new school year, I decided to add NEW Digital Instructions to the shop from one of my retired 12x12 Page Layout kits. This one is super colorful, great for new or old school pictures and it's really easy to replicate!  

Even though "class" looks a little different now, it's still a great idea to document these changes - first day, the at-home work area, art & science projects in the kitchen, field trips with mom or dad, etc. 

These pages would also be perfect for last year's school photos that you haven't gotten around to. It's never too late!

I used the Doodlebug Designs, School Days collection for these pages & ... it's still available!! Yay! (Links below) 

Once you purchase the instructions you will receive a digital copy of them. They are easy to follow, step-by-step and include full color photos of each page.  

Below is the link to the Digital Instructions and the products links. Or ... if you have scraps of your own you can design with those. Either way, with my instructions you can be creative with the supplies and still have the direction on how to complete these layouts.

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