Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Living the Beach Life Scrapbook Album

Hey there! I hope everyone is having a great day. I've had a busy (but fun!) few days making new albums for the shop. Did you catch that? I said albums. Plural! Yep, I've got 2 NEWBIES for you this week. Today, I'm introducing my "Living the Beach Life" album and it will be in the shop on Friday along with a second one.  
 

This gorgeous album has all the tropical vibes that make you feel like your on an island getaway. With beautiful plumeria flowers, palm trees, pineapples and white-washed wood,
you'll love saving your summer photos here.
 

I designed it with the Simple Stories Vintage Coastal collection and a 6"x8" album. It's filled with tropical colors like coral, pink and turquoise, vintage looking maps and pretty watercolor prints. I love it ...
 
 

Does anyone have a trip planned to the islands or maybe a beach vacation closer to home? I love to rent a place on the coast each summer to decompress, feel the sand between my toes, watch the sun rise, and breath in the salty air. 
 
 
We always go with lots of family which is so much fun. We hunt for sea shells, explore the local lighthouse, build sand castles (or just dig a giant hole, lol), and enjoy great food. If this sounds familiar, then this is the place to document your trip so you can enjoy those "island vibes forever".
 


There are lots of fun flip-up cards (aka flippies) for saving your photos in and I just love all the little images on the front of them. There are sayings like "don't worry, beach happy", "living the good life", "soak in the beach vibes" and "fun in the sun".
 


This album is also great for your everyday photos ... even if there's no vacation involved!  I mean, who doesn't love a pretty beach theme? So go ahead and save your favorite photos with friends and family here. No beach required. 😊
 
 
I hope you love my new "Living the Beach Life" Album. It will be in my shop on Friday along with second new scrapbook album. See you then!


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Monday, July 26, 2021

Party Decorations with Doodlebug

Hey Doodlebug friends! I recently noticed that one of my older design team projects was posted on the Doodlebug blog but I didn't post all about it on mine. It's a really simple and fun project that is perfect for birthdays, holidays or team parties.

I made a few baseball themed party decorations using the Doodlebug Home Run collection. However, you can substitute ANY collection and change the theme to fairies, cupcakes, Easter, baby, July 4th, Halloween, fall, etc! Seriously, any collection!


I started with cupcake wrappers. I used my CAMEO machine and cut the shapes using a cutting file called Basic Scalloped Cupcake Wrapper (link below). I was able to get 5 on one sheet and I used Doodlebug's 12x12 Play Ball paper. These stay together without adhesive ... super simple!
 
 
For the adorable cupcake toppers, I used baseball die cuts, a few pennant stickers from the This and That (link below), and some Doodlebug pixie sticks. Again, use any die cuts and stickers. The toughest part was actually making the cupcakes, lol!
 
 
For the invitation, I layered pattern paper from the 6x6 paper pad to the front of my card base, printed my party details, and added the "at the ball park" sticker. Such a fun invitation to receive, don't you think?
 
 
For my banner, I used a cutting file designed by Lori Whitlock called 6 Banner Flag Set (link below). I shortened it so that 4x4 cards from the collection would fit nicely on each (the white base is 5.5" x 6")
 

I layered paper from the 6x6 paper pad, punched holes in the top corners and added ribbon. I love how fun and easy this banner was to make and again ... use any theme!
 
 
Finally, for the water bottles I wrapped a strip of paper from the 12x12 paper called Baseballs around each bottle and added a few stickers with foam adhesive. How cute!
 

Just imagine how great these other themes/collections would be ...
  • A fairy theme with Doodlebug's Fairy Garden collection
  • A baking, sweets, cupcake or recipe party with the Made with Love collection
  • A summer party with the Bar-B-Cute collection
  • OR ... a scrappin' party with the Cute & Crafty collection!! 
 
So many possibilities!! Below are the links to the cutting files, a few Doodlebug Home Run products and ... links to the Carta Bella Baseball collection that would be a great sports themed substitute. Have fun!


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Sweet Summer Memories Scrapbook Album

Happy Friday friends! I have a really lovely NEW album to share with everyone today called Sweet Summer Memories. I love a pretty summer theme. So many special memories happen during this time of year and this mini is perfect for them.

I designed this with the Carta Bella, Summer Collection and I love all the soft colors and wild flowers. The album is a brand new chipboard style from 49 & Market and it's approx. 8.5" x 6.5". Perfect size for a fun weekend, a short trip or your favorite photos of family and friends.

The theme of this album is somewhat general, but has cute summer titles and lots of pretty flowers. I think it can be used for many different pictures.

This album could be all about a special relationship with your daughter, your mom, your sister, or best friend. Add photos from the past and watch your relationship (and your hairstyles, lol) evolve and grow throughout the pages.

Spending an afternoon at the botanical gardens, a flower festival, or a garden show? Or, maybe a weekend outside gardening with the littles? That all sounds so nice! Take pictures and save those memories.
 
 
This would also make a wonderful album for a celebration. It would be pretty filled with photos from a bridal shower or luncheon, a birthday, a special anniversary, or even high school senior photos.

And ... this would make the sweetest gift!  A handmade present is so thoughtful. You could add the photos or let the recipient add their own. But knowing you made it for them will be remembered forever. 

I love this pretty shaped pocket! You can save all kinds of mementos here like notes, cards, postcards and, add extra pictures to the colorful cards inside.

Thanks for stopping by. 💕 Hop over to my shop to get my Sweet Summer Album today and save your sweet summer memories!



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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Crafty Tote Shaped Mini Album with Doodlebug Design

Hey guys! I'm so excited to be sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project with you! As you know, I'm a mini album girl. I just love them and when my creative juices get flowing ... I love trying to turn just about any shape into one. So, when I saw a cutting file that was shaped like a little craft tote, I thought ... challenge accepted! 

The file is called Craft Caddie and it's from Doodlebug's Cute and Crafty collection (link below). To create my cover and base pages, I sized the file to about 7" wide and created an offset of the base piece (the one with the scissors attached).
 

Unfortunately, I messed up the craft knife on the design so I had to trim that part off with scissors. But no worries, I just replaced it with a cute roll of twine from the Odds & Ends and no one ever needs to know! Shhhh. 😉 
 

All the inside pages were made with white paper as a base. Then I covered each one with a different pretty 12x12 patterned paper. I mixed and matched with coordinating prints for the mats and added lots of cute die cuts from the Odds and Ends. 
 

The Bits & Pieces are a new product released with this collection. The flowers above and the journaling card below, all came in the pack. Cute right?! It also comes with leaves, tags, tabs, and lots of other fun pieces. 
 
 
I added sprinkle stickers throughout the album. They're always the little finishing touch that each page needs. 
 
 
Take a look at the button shape sprinkles above. They look like actual buttons! Adorable.
 

I think I actually used something from every single product in the Cute and Crafty collection in this album, lol! I added pieces from the Chit Chat and stickers from the This & That sheet. On the page below, I added word stickers for little tabs above my photos. So cute!


Once my pages were all complete, I used my We R Memory Keepers Cinch tool to punch binding holes and add binding wire. You can buy the newer version (mine is old) of this tool and totally do this also. I've added the link below. 


I can just imagine lots of fun photos from a weekend crop or a scrapping retreat tucked inside this sweet mini. The Cute and Crafty collection is the perfect theme for those memories and now ... so is the shape of the album! 


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