Friday, October 30, 2020

Christmas & Family Scrapbook Albums Kits

Happy Friday everyone! Great news! Last weekend, Bella Blvd hosted a wonderful event called She Loves Color and I had the privilege of teaching 3 classes how to create different mini albums. I made extra kits for 2 of those classes so I could offer them to my Artsy Albums family! 

One is an adorable acrylic Christmas album kit called Clearly Christmas. The other is a family & friend folio album kit called Our Happy Place. Check them both out ...
First up is the Clearly Christmas mini and it's made with a 6"x6" acrylic album. I absolutely love the transparency of it. You can see through the edges of the pages, giving you a sneak peek at what's on the next page! 

This album is
perfect for 9-10 special little holiday photos from Christmas morning or fun moments leading up to the big day. Pictures decorating the Christmas tree, baking holiday cookies, a Christmas party, or a lights festival will be super cute on these pages. 

I designed this mini with the Doodlebug Christmas Magic Collection and it has the happiest little odds and ends ... including Mr. & Mrs. Santa Clause, elves, reindeer and sweet treats with sprinkles!

This would be a great gift for a friend, grandparent, teacher, babysitter, dog walker, neighbor or hostess gift. It's also nice to sit out year-after-year as holiday decor that's filled with your fun pics!
Next up, Our Happy Place ...

This 5.75” x 7.75” folio album is a beautiful place to save photos of your family and friends. It can be used for everyday pictures, professional family photos or a special occasion like a birthday, anniversary or mother's day.  

was designed with Carta Bella's Farmhouse Market Collection which has soft colors and pretty papers in plaids, checks, florals and wood grain.

I used an acrylic "family" title on the cover and a pretty matching ribbon to tie the sides closed.


I added a bunch of fun interactive elements to this album like flaps, pockets and folding pages. The pocket holds 4x6 and 3x4 cards that you can add photos to or journal on. Perfect for documenting fun family moments!

So, what do ya think? Cute right? Both albums are very different but I love having variety and choices. One day, I may feel like it's a cute and Christmas scrapping day. And tomorrow I could feel more country, farmhouse and florals!

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Halloween Scrapbook Page Layout Kit

Hello scrappers! It's Friday and the day before Halloween which means ... it's time for some weekend fun! I've got just the thing for you. New to my shop is this adorable 12x12 Halloween Page Layout called Creep it Real! It's 4 pages, full of happy colors and ready for all your fun Halloween memories that will be made!

To purchase the instructions to make these layouts visit:

I had fun playing with Doodlebug's Ghost Town Collection and I'm totally loving the unconventional colors of these pages. We all love the traditional orange and black of Halloween but how fun is this aqua blue? The circles give you plenty of places to add adorable little pics and you can leave some blank so the fun papers show!

The sneak peek I'm giving you below is a really cute page with polka dots, spots for many pictures and a place to journal. Love the Mummy's cupcakes. This would be a cute page for making, sharing and enjoying some Halloween goodies!

Doodlebug created an adorable aqua blue paper covered in the most precious bow and flower wearing ghosts. Again, I'm loving the blue! Paired with the orange "trick or treat" title, I think it's super unique and absolutely precious! And when you see the rest of the page, you'll be excited to add your photos to this one! So cute.

Taking pictures of your little goblins and princesses as they excitedly walk (... more like run) from house to house make great action shots. They'll be so happy to show off their costume and take a piece (... more like grab a fistful) of candy from the bowl. One! Just ONE! 🙄

With such cute embellishments like costume wearing characters, little houses and stores, happy-faced clouds and suns and fun titles like "Boo-tiful" and "Creep It Real" ... how can you not love these pages?! 

Update: Since this album is now retired, I've added the instructions for it to my shop. They are simple, step-by-step and include full color photos of each page. I've also listed the product links below! 

Supplies: Affiliate links are used in this post at no additional cost to you. I receive a small amount of compensation when you click through and shop using the provided links. This helps me to continue building my small business. Thank you!

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Halloween Scrapbook Ideas & Inspiration

Happy Throwback Thursday! This post is PACKED full of awesome Halloween projects I created once upon a time! I'll recap & link to tons of different projects like retired mini albums, a card, a photo crate, a photo box with matching mini album, wall art using washi tape and retired house-shaped albums! Lots of great ideas and inspiration. Enjoy!


Halloween Carnival AlbumLast year, I created this mini scrapbook using Doodlebug's Candy Carnival Collection. You can purchase the instructions for this in my shop and ... this Doodlebug collection is still available! So you can buy the products and my simple instructions and make this cute album yourself!

To see more pictures of this Halloween Carnival Album and read my original blog post, click HERE. To purchase the instructions for this album, click HERE.

Halloween Pop-Up Card - Another fun project I made was this great pop-up card using one of Lori Whitlock's cutting files. It makes such an impressive handmade card for someone that they may not believe you made it, lol!

To see photos of the inside pop-up and to get the cutting file link for this Halloween Card, check out my original blog post HERE.

2018 -  

Halloween Photo Crate - In 2018, I made this cute photo crate using Doodlebug's Pumpkin Party Collection. And yes, a lot of this collection is still available too! Yipeee!! I even checked on those adorable jelly clips - they're so cute I couldn't help myself. And they're still available! Oh, how I love Doodlebug!

This crate is filled with little file folders, photo cards and envelopes that you can tuck your photos into after Halloween. This makes really cute decor each year. To see all the pictures of this photo crate and get product links, go to my original post HERE. 

Simple Vintage Halloween Album - Next up, I have this cute 2018 mini. It has a very classic Halloween feel and was created with the Simple Stories, Simple Vintage Halloween Collection. I used a 4x6 binder and designed it with all the traditional colors and images of Halloween. Love this!

To see more photos of this Simple Vintage Halloween Album and to read my original blog post, click HERE.


Halloween Booville Photo Box - This adorable box comes with a matching mini album tucked inside and was created using Doodlebug's Booville Collection. This photo box would be so cute sitting out each year or, it could make an awesome gift for a grandparent filled with pictures of the littles!

To see all the pictures of this Halloween Booville Photo Box and matching mini album and to read my original post, click HERE.

Wall Art Picture Frame with Washi Tape - In 2017, I created a wall art project using washi tape, a picture frame, mat and scrapbook paper. I used a 4x4 card as the center image but you could also use a great family photo or a picture of your kiddos in their costumes!

To see more pictures of this project (including a Christmas and Pet version) and a list of the supplies used, click HERE to visit my original post.

2016 -

Halloween Boos N Brews House Shaped Album - The next 2 projects are retired mini albums that are in the shape of haunted houses. I used Doodlebug collections on both so you know they're so cute! This 2016 version was created with Boos & Brews and has kind of a "mad" scientist feel. The instructions for this album can be purchased in my shop HERE so you can replicate it!

To see more photos of this Halloween Boos and Brews Album, and to read my original blog post, click HERE.

2015 -

Halloween October 31st House Shaped Album - The 2015 version of the house shaped mini was created with Doodlebug's October 31st Collection. It's full of smiling ghosts, cats, owls, bright colors and interactive pages. The instructions for this album are also in my shop and can be purchased HERE.

To read my original post with more photos of this Halloween October 31st Album, click HERE.

Well, what do ya think? I hope you got some fun and creative ideas!  Below I've given links to some of my current Halloween products that are available now in my shop. There's even a Wizard, Harry Potter themed album! Be sure to check them out and thanks so much for visiting my blog!

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