Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Acrylic Jar Shaped Album + Instructions!!

Hello friends and Happy National Mason Jar Day! In 1858, John Mason invented and patented the glass jar and it's unique screw top to make canning safer and easier.​ 163 years later we're using these clever jars for all sorts of things like drinking glasses, vases, storage, candle holders, gift packaging and ... inspiration for fun little scrapbooks!
 
 
Today, I'm excited to share my next acrylic album AND the instructions for this cute mini titled My Happy Place! They are available for purchase in my shop (links are below).
 

The album has two 5"x8" jar shaped covers that are cut from high quality, 1/8" thick, clear acrylic. It includes 4 white cardstock pages inside that are perfect for layering with patterned papers and comes completely assembled with a binding ring so all you need to do is decorate!
 

I designed this scrapbook with Doodlebug's Cute and Crafty collection. Aren't the button and flower shape sprinkles adorable? I added them to both sides of the front acrylic cover so it's just as pretty on the inside! 
 
The title sticker (My Happy Place) is from the This and That sticker sheet. The white mat behind the title sticker is included with the acrylic album. So, if you buy more than one jar album and want to use different Doodlebug collections ANY This and That sticker in this shape will fit the white mat.
 
 
Now, for the inside ... This mini will hold 10 of your favorite crafty photos. But if you need more space, additional pages can be added by tracing the existing ones and cutting them out. Super simple.
 
 
This scrapbook is perfect for saving photos of crafting with friends (aka our happy place, lol), memories from a weekend crop, a retreat or an afternoon crafting with the littles. Did you attend the She Loves Color event? This would make such a great keepsake for those pics.
 
 
Check out the little row of hearts on this page. It's a die cut piece from the Chit Chat, then I added heart shaped sprinkles on top. I just love the shine!
 
 
I hope you'll give one of my acrylic albums and instructions a try! These instructions come with ALL the measurements and a product list (links below) so anyone can recreate this. 
 
What a fun project and a great handmade gift this would be!
 
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Friday, November 26, 2021

NEW Tis The Season Scrapbook Album

Hello friends and happy Friday! Today, I have a super cute new album to share with you called Tis the Season! It uses the adorable Doodlebug, Let it Snow collection and a custom acrylic album that I designed with pretty scallops going down the side. I love it. ๐Ÿ’—

 
To purchase the instructions to make this album visit:
 
This album would be perfect for photos of friends and family, holiday parties, a visit with Santa, playing in the snow, a winter vacation, decorating the tree, making gingerbread, and Christmas Day!
 
 
On the front cover, I added an amazing snowglobe Shaker-pops. It has a sweet reindeer, a little red bird, and a Christmas tree inside with iridescent glitter!! Soooo pretty.
 

The clear acrylic album is approx. 4.5" wide & 7.5" tall with scallops that run down one side of the front and the back covers. (Note: This acrylic shaped album is available in my shop and can be purchased individually for any scrapbook project.)
 
 
Inside, there are 12 pages (6 double sided) with lots of interactive elements. Check out the cute pink snow globe fold-out card in the pic above. Open it up and there are photo mats behind it and space to journal. The other side opens up to look like ...


... this! Perfect for pictures of building a snowman, ice skating, skiing, making snow angels or having a snowball fight. I love all the circle shapes!
 

There are fun little pull out tags that you can use for small photos or journaling. Add dates, locations, names, explain the event, or talk about the occasion.
 

There's even a little Yeti peeking out over the top of another fold-out card!
 

Going on a Christmas ski trip this year or visiting a beautiful winter wonderland? This album would be great for your vacation photos this holiday season.
 
 
Here's a close-up of the scallops on the back cover. I added cute prints to each of the semi circles. I love the little pops of color and pattern along the edge. 

This is a great project and it makes a really sweet gift. 
 
Update:  This album sold out, however you can purchase the instructions for it in my shop. They are simple, step-by-step, and include measurements and full color photos of each page. The Acrylic Scallop Edge Album is also available in my shop. Product links below.
 

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

12x12 Thanksgiving Day Layout with Pumpkin Spice

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have so much to be thankful for between my family, my friends, my good health, my faith, my business and all of my amazing Artsy Albums friends. Thank you so much for your support. I am truly thankful for you.
 

I'm sure everyone is either in the kitchen or with friends and family so, I'll keep today's post simple. I just wanted to share my latest 12x12 layout for a little Thanksgiving Day inspiration.
 

I made this page with some products from Doodlebug's adorable Pumpkin Spice collection and a few scraps from my stash. I can't wait to add some family photos to it after the holiday. 

I used the pretty plaid print called Cup O'Jo for the base and a strip of Forest of Friends at the bottom. Then hid the seam with a yellow border sticker from the This and That.
 
 
The Thanksgiving title is by Jillibean Soup and you can find it in the Silhouette Design Store with the link below. I layered each letter with a different colorful 6x6 pattern paper and one with a scrap of woodgrain in Bumblebee. Don't you love the 2 mats with those tiny slices of pumpkin pie? So cute!!
 

And for the really fun part ... I played with lots of cute embellishments! The word bubble is from the Chit Chat, die cuts from the Odds and Ends, the precious scarecrow is the Hay There Doodle-pops, and my favorite ... the shaped sprinkles called Fall Friends (product links below).
 
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and that it's filled with the warmth and happiness of the season. ๐Ÿงก

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

WINsday Wednesday Happy Fall Y'all Giveaway

Hey friends! It's WINsday Wednesday here at Artsy Albums and I have a fantastic item to give away! Today, I've added the Instructions for this year's adorable Happy Fall Y'all Album to the shop and someone will get them for FREE! Yay!!

 
Here's how ... just visit my Instagram or Facebook and "like" my Wednesday WINsday post, follow Artsy Albums & tag your friends. It’s that simple!! One lucky person will win. These Instructions are easy and step-by-step. They include ALL of the measurements and a full materials list too so, anyone can do this!


I could never pick a favorite but I love this album so much. The 6x6 square size is ahh-dorable and the cover makes me so happy! The reindeer with the sneaky side grin and all those little smiling faces are just too cute. 
 

I designed this with the Doodlebug, Pumpkin Spice collection and it's filled with beautiful autumn colors, woodland creatures, scarecrows, and yummy treats. It's perfect for fall hikes, pumpkin spice lattes, and leaf raking adventures.
 
 
This is also the ideal keepsake for your Thanksgiving Day celebration. Add photos of family and friends, cooking in the kitchen, the holiday decorations and the amazing dinner table.
 

What about a hostess gift! This would be a wonderful thank you afterwards filled with photos from the day. It's bright and cheerful and would look amazing displayed on a coffee table or a book shelf year after year.
 

This album is perfect for pictures of an outdoor fall festival, a hay ride, an afternoon at the park, a colorful landscape, or a visit to an apple orchard. As the weather cools, it's a great time to be outside.
 

It has a pocket for extra photos, tickets from a fun event, love notes, a postcard from a weekend getaway, or cards you received from loved ones.
 
It's cute, right?! So ... be sure to hop over to my Instagram or Facebook and "like" my Wednesday WINsday post, follow Artsy Albums & tag your friends! YOU could win the Instructions for this cutie today!
 
 
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

8x8 Fall Scrapbook Pages for November

Hey guys! It's time for my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project. It's been a while since I've worked on my granddaughter's scrapbook so, I thought I'd make some cute 8x8 layouts. As a reminder, each month I create 4 pages for Rylee's Storybook Album that highlight our time together. I love making them and I also love Doodlebug's newest collection so ... this was a no-brainer.
 
 
For these layouts, I used the Great Outdoors collection. It's amazing for fall and Thanksgiving photos. The autumn colors are light, bright and happy and they look great mixed with a touch of brown. So, I used the My Type Alphabet Stickers in Bon Bon for my November title and it matches Bruce (the moose, lol!) perfectly!

 
I used the gorgeous Wild Flowers plaid for the background, a journaling card from the 12x12 My Favorite Flannel paper, and lots of trees from the Odds and Ends (product links below). Then, I embellished them a bit with some pretty jewels because ... who doesn't love a little sparkle?!

 
These pages are easy to replicate and would be great for family photos, backyard fun, an autumn festival, a cool weather hike amongst the fall foliage, an afternoon of baking, a neighborhood game of football, or an evening around a fire pit with wine, apple cider and smores! 

 
I'm a self-confessed Doodle-pops hoarder but I was thrilled to add a few to Rylee's sweet pages. She loves them so, I chose the adorable beaver called Nutty Buddy and a few smiling bees from Honey Bear.
 
 
I made a grid on this page with the Campfire Plaid washi tape. This is fun, easy and Doodlebug has lots of great tape patterns to choose from. You can put photos in all the sections or like me, add colorful paper to some. I love this polka dot print called Camping Spots. Ha! Such a clever name! 
 
 
Then I decorated the page with adorable die cuts from the Odds and Ends, Chit Chat and added the little "memories" sticker is from the 12x12 This and That sheet. Bee-utiful!
 
 
Swimming Pool is probably my favorite of the Doodlebug colors. On this page, I chose to use it in the Petite Prints Dot and Stripe for the background and I love it with this fall collection. 

 
I spy with my little eye ... a cute owl shape sprinkle! Oh, I love the sprinkles. I also added a teeny tiny frog on one of the pages. Did you spot him or are you about to scroll back to find him? Lol, it's like a Where's Waldo game.

I hope you get some fun ideas from these layouts. If you'd like to see other months from this album visit: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and October.

 
Thanks for visiting the blog. Below are the links to the products used in today's layouts. Happy scrappin'!
 
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