Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Sweet Summer Fun Album - New Instructions

Hello friends! Summer is in full swing and I hope everyone is having fun enjoying the sun and family time. I also hope you're finding time to scrap and document your memories. Today, I'm sharing something that just may help. I've added the instructions for my retired Sweet Summer Fun Album to the shop today! These are easy, step-by-step and have full color photos of each page. 🌞

I love, love, love all the yellow ...  the yellow album, the yellow and white striped paper (Happy Hour) and that smiling sunshine. And wait till you see the inside ... so much cuteness! 
 
 
This album was made with the adorable Sweet Summer Collection but you can use any summer collection you love. Ok, so can we just talk about the 1980's boom box & cassette tapes!? So funny and totally from my generation! I love it paired with the pretty Plaid Punch and Summer Paradise prints.  
 

I've added links below for this collection but you can also find more at Starlit Studio. She has a lot of the papers for this collection, the Doodle-pops Boom Box and the This and That.

My instructions will show you step-by-step how to recreate all the fun interactive elements in this scrapbook including fold-out pages, flippies and pockets.
 
 
Oh my gosh, that sunshine paper, Catching A Wave is one of my favorites. I paired it with the Fruit Cocktail print and ... so many smiling faces! 😊
 
These are a few pages of the pages in my Sweet Summer Fun album. To see more, visit the listing in my shop by clicking on the link below.  
 
I've added some of the products used in this album and a few extras from the collection just in case you want to use them too. Happy scrappin'!
 
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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

12x12 Fireworks Layout for the 4th of July

Hey guys! The 4th of July 🇱🇷  is almost here and I'm super excited for the holiday weekend. Honestly, it doesn't take much to make me happy now-a-days, lol! I'm thrilled to be having the family over, eating, having cocktails and watching the fireworks.

So with the fun weekend on my mind, I decided to make a 12x12 layout of my grandlittles for a some patriotic inspiration. They're so cute! 💗 I used the colorful Doodlebug, Land That I Love Collection and a Michaels cutting file for the fireworks!


I started with the 12x12 "Having A Blast" paper for the base and layered the "Seeing Stars" paper on top. I found this cute cutting file called Fireworks in the Silhouette Design Store. I thought it would be fun to cut them out of simple white cardstock and back them with colorful Doodlebug papers. The July, 4th, hearts, stars and firecrackers are die cuts from the Odds and Ends. (Links below)

 
I sprinkled lots of mini jewels around the sparks for a a little glitz. I don't use them very often but I should ... they're so pretty! Oh, and the Blessed tab is from the This and That.
 

I just love the little firecrackers in the corner. Isn't everything just cuter when Doodlebug puts a face on it, lol?!  I've listed links for the products used below except for the "Seeing Stars" paper and the This and That. You can find those at Starlit Studios here.
 
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Monday, June 28, 2021

Pineapple Shaped Mini Album

Hello friends, I hope you had a fun weekend! I heard June 27th was International Pineapple Day. I never knew there was such a day but ... it inspired me to create a pineapple accordion mini! So, tadaaaaa! I never made one of these before but I think it turned out pretty darn cute!

The yummy pineapple has been known as a symbol of welcomeness and hospitality so ... while I was making this, I thought of a few fun ideas for it. It would be a really sweet gift for a new neighbor to welcome them to the neighborhood. 🏡


You could use this in a vacation rental to welcome your guests. Fill it with local information they might find useful like great shopping, restaurants and fun activities. Or use it as a guest book where they can leave positive comments or signatures for others to read.

Fill this with photos from a tropical themed birthday party, anniversary, bridal or baby shower or ... a Hawaiian luau! Add lined paper instead of photo mats and again, it could be used as a guest book! 

Change out the Welcome title (which btw is from the Doodlebug Hello Chit Chat, link below) and you could save your summer photos here. It would be great for a weekend getaway, pictures by the pool or beach side with a Pina Colada in hand! Yum!

Tropical or Hawaiian themed nursery? Adorable! Fill this little album with sweet baby pictures. But, maybe leave out the cocktail die cuts, lol!

I love the bright colors, tiny pineapple printed paper, pink flamingos & palm trees from the Doodlebug Fun in the Sun Collection. One of my favorites! I used the icons stickers which were the perfect size and also incorporated Bella Blvd Besties Hearts and Ombre paper in Bell Pepper & Guacamole. (Links below)

To create the shape of this album, I used the Doodlebug cutting file called Pineapple (link below). The Hello Sunshine die cut and the pink heart are from the Fun in the Sun, This and That. You can find some of this Doodlebug collection at Starlit Studio HERE like the pretty Paradise Plaid shown in the pic above.
 
I hope this mini inspires some cute pineapple projects! 🍍
 
 

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Crafting Memories Scrapbook Album

Today is a great day!! I finally get to share this adorable album!! From the minute I saw the new Doodlebug, Cute and Crafty collection I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I loved the colors, the theme and those funny little die cuts that are the mini version of scrapbooking supplies!! Keep scrolling, you'll see ... 😉

I'm really loving the pretty pink Simple Stories binder with this collection. The album has 20 fun scrapbook pages (10 double sided) and will hold over 60 photos! That's enough space that you can continue to add to it over time!


The fun cover is filled with papers and die cuts of different crafting tools like, scissors, watercolor paints, pencils, spools of thread and photos. So, whatever your creative hobby is, this scrapbook is perfect for all of them! 

 
Oh, I do love a pretty plaid but ... that's not the best part of this page! The "girls weekend" is a card that folds to the right for photo & journaling space. THEN, the little square card with the tools flips up. AND THEN ... wait for it ... the whole 4x6 card that says "Create" opens up to the left!! Layers upon cute little layers to hold your fun photos of crafting with friends!!
 

These colors make me so happy. It's like being in a candy store! This page has two little flippies that use a pretty rainbow pencil paper. I love it next to the flowers.

Ok, here's where I started getting giddy with my crafty self. I made this page look like a scene from my scrapbook room. I used the mint green grid paper as my cutting mat, and arranged the die cuts to look like my table. But look closely ... that is a die cut of a Doodle-pops! How stinkin' funny is that?! It's a Doodlebug collection of a Doodlebug collection! Hahahaha!!! Genius.

This album is perfect for saving great memories from a weekend crop, a scrapbook expo, or a retreat. What about an afternoon (or evening) crafting with friends? Take pictures, share ideas, swap supplies and maybe, enjoy some wine and snacks!

You could use this scrapbook to save photos of your own scrapbook room or, maybe your own artwork. Do you sew, make quilts or clothes? Are you a painter? Before you sell your art, take photos and save them here! 
 
If you love to attend arts and crafts festivals or love crafting with the littles, document those wonderful, messy and artistically fun moments in a keepsake you'll have forever.
 

Here's another page that I love. The little die cuts are exactly like the Doodlebug supplies I scrap with. That is so clever! And btw, I made that a flippie card so if you pull down the handle of the pink polka dot bag ... you can add more photos in there!
 

Such beautiful colors on this page and .. the die cut of the Odds and Ends!! LOL! I'm so in love. And, I hope you are too! This collection was easy to work with and made me laugh the entire time. I think you're going to have just as much fun putting this together as I did making it. Enjoy!


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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Land That I Love Acrylic Mini Album with Doodlebug Design

Hello friends! Today, I'm sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project. Recently I traveled to Southport NC to visit my family and after that fun weekend, I knew exactly what my next project would be. I grew up spending summers celebrating the fourth of July in this wonderfully small, southern town so ... I was inspired to create an all American mini!
 

For over 220 years, July 4th has been a big part of Southport's history.
Their celebrations were first recorded in 1795! They always have a really fun parade, an arts and crafts festival, food trucks, live music, an antique car show and an amazing fireworks display over the Cape Fear River. With the city's population being under 4,000 ... everyone knows everyone and it's such an event. I loved spending time in the summer there as a kid and celebrating the 4th with my cousins. 💗
 
 
Once I got home, I couldn't wait to start this mini with Doodlebug's, Land That I Love Collection. It's been a hot minute since I made an acrylic album so, I used 6"x6" clear covers for the front and back and all the red, white, and blue cuteness on the inside. I added a 3x4 July 4th card (cut down to 3x3) on the cover, along with some cute mini icon fireworks and stars stickers.
 

This fold-out page is my favorite. The fireworks card flips open to reveal space for photos or journaling. Then the blue polka dot page folds out to reveal even more space! See the page below.
 

This is what it looks like completely opened up. So cute, right? Perfect for photos of a fireworks display in the park, a smaller version of your own in the neighborhood or celebrating with sparklers! I love all the fun prints. Super colorful!!
 
 
I used the petite print Buffalo Check in Ladybug on this page. It reminds me of a picnic blanket or tablecloth used for lunch in the park. This is a great space for photos of a BBQ, bike riding and playing outdoor games.
 
 
To create this fun tri-fold element, I cut out a row of three 3x4 cards from the 12x12 Summer Streamers paper and scored a line between each card. Then I folded the cards up for a cute interactive element in my album. I love this!!

 
We can't forget the pocket. No Artsy Album would be complete without one! Inside I've added a journaling card from the 12x12 sheet called Summer Celebration which you can purchase HERE.
 
 
Most of the prints in this mini came from the 6x6 paper pad except for the card sheet (Summer Streamers), the journaling cards (Summer Celebration) and the petite prints. Product links below.
 
 
 
A hot air balloon ride would be an amazing activity on the holiday weekend. It's something different and a great way to celebrate the morning or afternoon with family and friends.
 
This patriotic mini is SO CUTE and perfect for documenting the fun activities from the day. I hope it encourages you to create your own!
 

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