Thursday, June 30, 2022

July 4th Acrylic Album Instructions

Hello friends! Today, I have another 4th of July project to share with you! It's an acrylic mini album that I made last year. I never made it into a kit but after receiving many requests for the instructions ... I've decided to add them to the shop along with the clear acrylic album! Don't you love Fridays?


This all-American project is perfect for your fun weekend photos. Need a few ideas of some July 4th activities? Keep scrolling to read some suggestions and see the inside of this cutie!

I made this with a clear 6x6 inch acrylic album and Doodlebug's adorable Land That I Love Collection.

Now for the fun activities!

Gather the neighbors for a fun block party. Have a cookout and be creative with you food choices. Plan for some red, white and blue colored treats like cupcakes, cookies, candies, an ice cream bar or mini pies (hmmm, pie eating contest!).

Make some fun DIY patriotic decorations like centerpieces, a wreath, or hang some flags in the trees. Be sure to take photos of everything.

Plan a few outdoor games in the yard like volleyball, horse shoes, cornhole, water balloons or ... baseball (ya can’t get more American than baseball!). Set up a sprinkler for the littles to play in. 

Spend the day (or the weekend) at the beach. Enjoy the sunshine, go swimming, relax on a float, look for seashells, lounge under an umbrella, have a picnic or BBQ and spend time with family or friends.

As the evening arrives, create a beach side bonfire, roast hot dogs, make smores, and light some sparklers or fireworks.

If you live near a lake - spend the afternoon boating, fishing or tubing.

Attend a small town festival or a parade. Parades are such a fun event and a great way to show your patriotism. I mean, who doesn't love a marching band, decorative floats, fun costumes and huge balloons? The clowns ... mmmm, they can be hit or miss depending on who you talk to, lol. But what great memories and pictures you'll have!

And last but not least ... the evening's fireworks. Look online for the local display or create your own in the backyard and take pictures.

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This makes a super fun weekend project. To get the instructions for this July 4th project, the 6x6 Acrylic Square Album AND other products used, click on the links below.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! 

 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

OOAK July 4th America Scrapbook Album

Hi guys and happy Tuesday! The July 4th holiday will be here soon and I have lots of fun patriotic projects to share with you this week. Today, I've added a NEW OOAK (one-of-a-kind) red, white and blue mini album to the shop. It's pre-made so all you have to do is add your fun photos or ... give it as a really sweet gift. 💗

July 4th scrapbook album with acrylic tabs, flowers and American flag

I created this with my 5x7 inch Acrylic Tabbed Album (also sold separately in my shop - link below) and the Echo Park America Collection. There are flags, fireworks, stars, flowers, and wood accents. I love the cute scalloped banner and all those little stickers on the cover. They're from the 12x12 sticker sheet.

July 4th scrapbook album page with flowers and American flag flip-up card

Inside, there are 12 pages (6 double-sided) that include 5 flippies (like the one above) and 2 pockets.

July 4th scrapbook album page with flowers

There is space for 18 photos. Perfect for a fun weekend of memories. And isn't that floral paper pretty?

July 4th scrapbook album page with flip-up card and flowers

If you have plans to celebrate at someone's house, this would be a wonderful hostess gift for them. It makes a great keepsake to remember the holiday and shows them your appreciation. 

July 4th scrapbook album page with folding card, watering can and flowers

Or keep this album for yourself and fill it with photos of a 4th of July parade, festival, neighborhood party, BBQ, afternoon on the lake, day at the beach, boating, fireworks, and fun with your family and friends. 

July 4th scrapbook album page with pocket

Since this is one-of-a-kind ... once it's sold, it's gone. But, you can still recreate something similar by using my Acrylic Tabbed Album and any red, white and blue collection you may have. 

Below are the links to the products I used. Happy scrappin'!


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Friday, June 24, 2022

NEW! 12x12 Birthday Layouts

Happy Friday everyone! We made it to the end of the week and to celebrate ... I have 2 fun NEW projects for you! Yesterday, I shared my first kit - a new Friendship mini that's suuuuper cute! Did you see the little yellow car on it? Oh my gosh, it's my favorite part, lol! 

And today, I'm introducing a second newbie - 12x12 Birthday Page Layouts. And, look who's back! Those adorable little gnomes and they're ready for a party. These layouts come in TWO different color schemes - pink, green, and teal AND blue, red and yellow. First up ... the Birthday (Pink) Layouts.

12x12 birthday pink scrapbook page layout kit with gnomes

I designed the pink version with the PhotoPlay collection called Tulla's Birthday. It's filled with images of Tulla, balloons, candles, cupcakes, party hats, birthday cake, presents, streamers, and so much more. 

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with gnomes

The kit will make 6 pages that are perfect for any kind of birthday celebration whether it's a kids party, a small family get-together or a full on party that lasts all night. With space for 30 photos ... there's plenty of room.

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with flip-up pocket

I've included two flippies for extra photo space and my instructions will explain how to access these through a clear page protector. They are made with such cute cards!

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with gnome tags & twine bow

So many good details on these pages with fun sayings (I love to party with my gnomies, lol!), a twine bow and colorful tags.

Next up, the Birthday (Blue) Layouts, made with the Norbert's Birthday Collection. This version has a different color scheme but all the same cuteness!

12x12 birthday blue scrapbook page layout kit with gnomes

Fill these pages with photos of the birthday boy or girl, the party decorations, the birthday cake, blowing out the candles, presents, and all the family and friends that are there to celebrate.

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with gnomes

Whether you choose the pink or blue version, they're both filled with great prints. My favorite ... the one with all the gnomes holding balloons, presents, and cake. It's like they're all here for the party and they brought stuff, lol!

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with cake & candles

These kits come with a 12x12 sticker sheet so you'll have extra stickers. You can put the pages together just like mine, or mix things up and customize them. There are even numbers so you can add the age.

12x12 birthday scrapbook page layout with party hats

My 12x12 layout kits make creating pages quick and easy. All of the pieces are pre-cut and the simple instructions are included. So ... who has a birthday coming up?? 

Thank for stopping by the blog today. To see more photos of these layouts and my new Friendship Album, hop over to my shop with the links below. 😊


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Thursday, June 23, 2022

New! Friendship Mini Album with Doodlebug Designs

Hello my sweet friends! Today, I'm thrilled to be sharing my latest Doodlebug Design Team Project. It's an adorable little Friendship Album that will be available as a DIY kit and premade album in my shop tomorrow. Yay! But wait ... I'll also have a second newbie too, so be sure to check back in. Big day!

Friend scrapbook album by Artsy Albums
 
I designed today's mini with Doodlebug's "My Happy Place" collection and a 4x5 inch pocket & tag album by Graphic 45. This album style and size is one of my favorites. I always have so much fun with them!

Friendship scrapbook album by Artsy Albums
 
I love how special this little cover is - the layers, the shapes, the colors, and those shiny enamel clouds. My favorite part ... that little yellow car. 💛 It's a Doodle-Pops called Puddle Jumper (lol, so funny). It's whimsical and the perfect addition.
 
Friend scrapbook album page with pocket and flowers

Every time I use one of these mini albums, I always say ... don't let the small size fool you. They're filled with so many fun elements that I call them mighty minis. Inside there are 8 pockets on the front of the pages. They're awesome for extra photos, journaling cards or colorful tags like the ones above. Then ...

Friend scrapbook album page with flowers, pocket, tag & pull-out card

... there are 4 more pockets along the edges. They are the perfect size for 3x4 element cards. I added little tabs to them to make them easy to pull out. Use the backside as a photo mat or for journaling. And check out the cute tag with the grommet and ribbon. There are 4 of these! What did I tell you? Mighty.

Friend scrapbook album page with flowers and hearts

You could make this album all about your one best friend. Fill it with photos from all the years you've been together and watch your hairstyles, clothes, and make-up evolve! Make 2 albums, keep one for yourself and give the other as a sweet gift. What bestie wouldn't love this?!

Friend scrapbook album page with rainbow colors and flowers
 
Or ... add photos of your favorite group of fun loving friends. The more the merrier! It's perfect for photos of quiet get-togethers, crazy celebrations, and sweet selfies.
 
This would make a wonderful gift for someone of ANY age. I'm 56 and I love it so I think anyone would enjoy this keepsake. Think of mom, sister, or ... your child in high school or college!
 
Friend scrapbook album with open pages, ribbon and flowers

I wanted lots of cuteness popping out from the album so I added flowers, leaves, and ribbon to make this chunky mini even more fun! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. 
 
 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tropical Suitcase Card with Lori Whitlock

Hola! Today, I have a cute summer card to share with you that's perfect for this warm sunny season. It's a tiny blue suitcase with a palm tree, flamingo and hibiscus flower coming out from it. I made this with one of Lori Whitlock's wonderful cutting files called Box Card Tropical Suitcase (product links below).

Pop-up Card with Flamingo, Palm Tree, Hibiscus Flower

I made this with cardstock from my stash and Echo Park's Endless Summer collection (also designed by Lori). I love the attention to detail on the suitcase - the handle and those itty bitty corner pieces with the enamel dots are amazing. 

Pop-up Card with Flamingo, Palm Tree, Hibiscus Flower

This would be a great card to let someone know that you're thinking of them or to wish them a happy birthday. You could send it while you're on vacation and say "wish you were here" or that you miss them. It would also work for someone who loves to travel or adores flamingos! 🦩 This little box card folds flat for mailing and storage.

Lori's Box Cards are fun to make and your recipient will love sitting them out for display. I highly recommend! 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

You Make Me Happy Jar Shaped Album + Instructions

Look what I made! A NEW jar shaped mini album called "You Make Me Happy". It's been a while since I've created a project with my jar shaped acrylic album so, I thought it was about time I did. I've added the instructions for this little cutie to my shop today and you can also find the clear acrylic album there, too.

Jar shaped acrylic scrapbook album with fireflies

When I was little, fireflies (or as I called them lightning bugs), would light up our backyard every evening during the summer. Sometimes we'd catch them in jars to watch them up close. That was my inspiration for today's project and Doodlebug's Fairy Garden collection had just what I needed.

Jar shaped scrapbook page with fireflies

This adorable purple print is called Glow Bugs and you can find it in the 12x12 paper pack (product links below). I added some little lemon glitter enamel dots to really make them glow and sparkle!

Jar shaped scrapbook page with hearts, a pocket and journaling cards

Inside, the pages are filled with rainbow colors and playful patterns that are perfect for highlighting your photos and "happy thoughts".

Jar shaped scrapbook page with sunshines, rainbow and clouds

This project is great for everyday pictures, summer fun, family memories, friendship photos, a weekend trip, a birthday, the littles and even your favorite furry friend. 

Jar shaped scrapbook page with pink flowers, butterflies, and journaling card

There are plenty of journaling spots so you can add dates, names, locations, or document what was happening, what you were thinking, or a funny story about the day. 

Jar shaped scrapbook page with flowers and fairy journaling card

This would also make a sweet handmade gift. Be sure to tell the recipient just why they make you so happy

Jar shaped acrylic scrapbook album kit

My Jar Shaped Album is sold separately and includes two 5x8 inch covers that are made of high quality clear acrylic, 4 white card stock pages, 2 page templates for cutting patterned paper, the white scalloped mat for the cover, and 1 binding ring.

Jar shaped acrylic scrapbook album kit

FYI: The white scalloped mat on the cover will fit ANY of Doodlebug's This and That stickers in this shape. So, you can buy more than 1 album and use different Doodlebug collections. For another cute project idea using this album, see my other jar shaped project called My Happy Place. Happy scrapping!


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