Sunday, May 30, 2021

Two 6x6 Summer Albums

Hey friends! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today, I thought I would quickly hop on the blog and share a two older summer albums that I made but never posted on my blog. They are 6x6 and perfect for your warm weather photos. Take a look ...

The first one is all about the beach and uses a cute Lori Whitlock cutting file for the cover called Umbrella (link below). For this album and the next one, I used a collection from Pebble Inc. called "Fun in the Sun".
 





 
For my next album titled Summer Days I used red and black colors and a cute watermelon theme! Love the ribbons on this one and the sweet daisy!

 I used a cutting file from Miss Kate Cuttables called Summer Days Title.

 



I hope this inspires some fun summer projects. Below is the cutting files I used. Happy scrapping and thanks for stopping by the blog today!



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Saturday, May 29, 2021

12x12 Family, Friends and Flowers Layout Kit

Hey guys! I'm hoping on the blog today to share a pretty 12x12 layout titled Family, Friends and Flowers that I added to the shop yesterday. I posted it on social media but if you haven't seen this or my newest album She Believed She Could, be sure to hop over to my shop. They are both beautiful!

This new 6-page layout is available as a kit or preassembled and has tons of pretty botanical prints, stripes and polka dots.


It includes three 2-page layouts, all with different color stories. The page above (and one below) have pretty corals mixed with greens and cream. I love the "You are my Sunshine". Perfect for special photos of your daughter, best friend or whoever makes you feel bright and happy!
 

These next two pages have a pinker, more mauve or lilac color scheme. I love the stripes - they are so classic and timeless and feel a little Parisian.

 

 
I mixed them with just the right amount of flowers and I think it's a really nice contrast. So feminine and sophisticated. Or as the sticker says ... lovely! Great for pictures with your sister, your mom or your grandmother.

Here's a sneak peak at the third color story in the set. It is peach, cream and brick. I love the sentiment "Enjoy the little things". That's what I see on these pages. Your beautiful relationships. It doesn't need to be a big moment (although it could be!). Sometimes it's just sweet to scrap photos of simple moments with loved ones. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit my shop!

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Friday, May 28, 2021

She Believed She Could Scrapbook Album

Hey guys, happy Friday! I'm really excited to share today's new album because it's created with a brand new album style by 49 & Market! I has many new features that I think you're going to love. It's called "She Believed She Could" and it's filled with positive, encouraging and uplifting sayings for women.

 
I used a pretty collection from Echo Park called Just Be You. The colors are fresh and there are tons of really great prints. It's filled with flowers, dreamcatchers, cactus, hot air balloons, birds and butterflies!


This new style album is similar in size (6.5"x8.5") to my others. It has 14 pages that include large fold-outs, flippies, a pocket and an amazing WATERFALL feature!! Yep ... a waterfall element! Wait till you see it!
 

The colors are great with coral, peach, mint green, navy blue and golden yellow. It's lovely, feminine and different, which I love. I like to mix things up!

 
Above is one of the fold-out pages. You can see it's a tri-fold and adds lots of cute mats for photos. Note the cute saying ... "Just a girl who decided to go for it!". So casual yet so supportive!
 
 
I really love ALL the positive sentiments scattered throughout this album. Making females feel strong, independent and encouraged is so empowering. This album would be such a beautiful gift to any woman, especially someone starting a new phase in their life.
 

Wouldn't this be perfect for a girl who just graduated high school, is going off to college or just completed her degree?! Each page sends a reassuring message that they can do anything. With sayings like ... "She's got dreams", "With brave wings she flies" and "She can do amazing things"  it offers encouragement that she can forever look back on.
 

This would also be an amazing album for someone just starting a new job or who just received a well-deserved promotion. Did you know that hot air balloons symbolize that you've finally reached a goal of something in your life, mind, body, and spirit? Perfect with the Girl Boss paper above, don't you think?!

 
On the back inside cover (above) you can see one of the awesome new features in this album. It has flaps that lift up and down to reveal a beautiful waterfall element! You can see below all the pretty papers that act as mats for your special photos.

 
I hope you love this as much as I do. Get this for yourself as a reminder to shoot for the stars or give this to a favorite female in your life for a little extra encouragement!


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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Beautiful Girl 12x12 Page Layout with Doodlebug Designs

Hello everyone! Today, I'm sharing a super cute 12x12 layout to celebrate my sweet granddaughter who just graduated from Pre-K. 💗 Can you believe it? Well, I'm so proud of her and when I saw this picture from her graduation luau party, I knew exactly what collection would be perfect for it - of course, Doodlebug Fairy Garden!
 

I loved her pink lei so I wanted a print with flowers for the background ... cue the 12x12 Fairy Floral. So pretty! I layered on the petite prints linen in swimming pool and a simple sheet of white paper. The plaid mat was a no-brainer because ... well, I really love it and thought the colors were ah-mazing! 
 
Since I wanted it to feel like a celebration, I added the banners across the top and a "beautiful" title! Now, for the cherry ... I mean, sprinkles on top, lol!
 
 
If you follow me then you know I love sprinkles. Yes, hello. I'm Traci and I'm a sprinkaholic. Oh yeah ... all shapes, all colors, doesn't matter. I love the teeny tiny size, the shine of the enamel, the glitter in some of them and the fact that they bring me just as much joy as sprinkles on a cake! 
 

However ... before I unloaded $100 worth of stickers all over the page, I knew I had to create a boundary for myself. So, I penciled in a band across the center and added a pretty pink scalloped sticker along the top and bottom. I used my craft knife to place each cute, beloved little sprinkle in between them. Is it weird that this made me so happy? 🥰 It was actually, kind of relaxing!
 
So ... what do you think? It's cute right? I love the texture it creates on the page. Rylee is the star but celebrated with all the cuteness of Doodlebug's Fairy Garden collection around her. Perfect.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Birthday Mini Album with Gift Card Tin

Ok scrappers ... brace yourself. Today I'm sharing the miniest birthday mini I've ever made and it turned out so stinkin' cute! As you all know, I am a mini album girl at heart. They are my favorite. So, when I found a Lori Whitlock cutting file that transforms an Altoids tin into a mini album and gift card holder ... I was all about it! 

This is a super fun little project. The micro mini cracks me up! But don't let the size fool you. This teeny accordion style album can still hold lots of fun little gems. 
 
First, the how to ... I used an empty Altoids tin, a really cute Doodlebug collection from my stash called Dragon Tails and a Lori Whitlock cutting file called Altered Altoids Tin with Mini Album (link below).

 
I used my Silhouette machine to cut all of the pieces out and they fit perfectly! Even around the little metal hinge on the tin box! If you don't have a cutting machine but are good with a pair of scissors, you could probably do this by hand.
 
 
I used a bunch of colorful 12x12 papers, some die cuts from Odds and Ends, stickers from the This and That and for the top of the tin - mini icons. Some product links below. You can also visit a great shop called Starlit Studio. She has some hard-to-find Doodlebug products including this Dragon Tails collection here.
 

You could make this little gift with ANY fun scrapbook collection and for ANY occasion like
... Father's Day, a baby shower, birthday or a graduation. It would make a great gift for a college student, teacher, tutor, babysitter or dog walker!
 
 
 
Need a few ideas for the inside? 
  • Gift cards fit down in the tin perfectly and who doesn't love a gift card?! Cash is also great and fits neatly in the mini album's pockets.
  • Small photos of friends, family or a beloved pet would be adorable in the album. I love the idea of adding little photos. So unexpected and meaningful.
  • Tickets to a movie, carnival, show, arcade, etc. would also be a great idea tucked in the pockets! 
  • Or, you could add jewelry, a few pieces of candy or even a small toy in the tin.
 
I hope this inspires you to create your own gift card holder and mini album. Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!
 

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